The well deserved, brief comment, posted to this article and nailing the truth , was made before what follows was added by me and indicates the poster is in touch with Obama reality.. Sadly there are still so many who do not know who or what Obama is and his real mission in life.
Have you wondered how Obama seems to ignore, not care about the destruction to America he causes? And his fixation to destroy "secularly inclined" Arab countries to smoothe the way for the rise to power of his buddies the Moslem Brotherhood and the ensuing TOTAL destruction of his hated Israel and a huge number of Jews and the formation of global government under a Moslem Sharia law Caliphate.
This brief look at a FEMA report shows how damage to America pleases him, specially rubbing salt in the wounds of the hurt Americans LIKE THE HOME OWNERS and encourages his subordinates to follow his lead.
HOMES IN RUINS FROM TORNADOES DENIED AID BY FEMA FOR "INSUFFICIENT DAMAGE"!!!
Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘NOT unsafe to live in’.
Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’.
The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.
Mr Stewart told AL.com a FEMA inspector saw first-hand the Pleasant Grove residence he shared with his wife, Lisa, and their two children was ripped from the ground.
Three days after the visit, however, he received a letter reading: ‘Based on your FEMA inspection, we have determined that the disaster has not caused your home to be unsafe to live in.
FEMA described the damage in the photo above as follow: ‘Although the disaster may have caused some minor damage it is reasonable to expect you or your landlord to make these repairs. At this time you are not eligible for FEMA housing assistance.’
This has been the change and mind-boggling lunacy Obama promised and is implementing!!!
Mr Stewart told the website: ‘Lisa and I looked at the letter and laughed.’
While he has since found out his insurance coverage will replace his house, the family is not alone.
Lashunta Tabb’s home 15 miles away in North Smithfield Manor was stripped of its siding, and more than half of her roof blew off with tornado-force winds.
She too, received a letter claiming there was ‘insufficient damage’ – the number one reason in Alabama the people are determined ineligible for FEMA grants, worth up to $30,200.
By Ilan Berman
Welcome to �The Hangover,� Cairo edition. The widespread grass-roots protests that broke out in Egypt this spring succeeded in accomplishing what many skeptics doubted they could: ousting long-serving strongman Hosni Mubarak and ending his 30-year authoritarian rule.
But now, some four months on, Egypt�s revolution is obviously on the skids.
The problems start with Egypt�s economy. Under Mr. Mubarak, Egypt�s economic fortunes were comparatively rosy, with the national gross domestic product growing an average of nearly 6 percent annually over the past three years.
Today, by contrast, they are anything but rosy.
Since Mr. Mubarak�s ouster in February, the Egyptian stock exchange has lost nearly a quarter of its value, prompting its chairman, Mohamed Abdel Salam, to embark upon a frantic tour of Gulf monarchies in an effort to drum up Arab investment. '
The international community has responded to this malaise in predictable fashion - by throwing money at the problem. President Obama's May 19 Middle East speech contained two major economic carrots - debt forgiveness to the tune of $1 billion and loan guarantees for the same amount - intended as a good-faith gesture to Cairo. Subsequently, at their summit in Deauville, France, the Group of Eight nations pledged a whopping $20 billion to strengthen Egypt�s and Tunisia�s pro-democracy direction. (Precisely how still remains to be seen.) The International Monetary Fund has gotten in on the act as well, proffering $3 billion to prop up Egypt�s rickety financial institutions.
But whether these near-term infusions of capital will make a lasting difference depends largely on Cairo�s new order being viewed as a good investment by the rest of the world. At the moment, the evidence overwhelmingly suggests it isn�t.
Religious frictions, for example, are on the rise. Recent months have seen a sharpening of divisions between Egypt�s hard-line Muslims and its Christian population - and an uptick in the persecution of the latter. Also, Salafis in Egypt have taken to targeting the country�s small Shiite community. All of this led the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its 2011 annual report to recommend for the first time that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton designate Egypt as a �country of particular concern,� putting it among the world�s worst religious violators.
Then there is Egypt�s troubling new foreign-policy tilt. Historically, Egypt and Iran have seen themselves as geopolitical rivals, jockeying for power and influence in the volatile Middle East. But post-Mubarak, Cairo has drifted increasingly into Tehran�s orbit. It has - after a decades-long moratorium - granted Iran�s navy access to the Suez Canal and agreed to resume long-frozen diplomatic ties with Tehran. Some in Egypt even have begun flirting with the idea of accepting Iran�s long-standing offer of nuclear cooperation. These changes are increasingly transforming Egypt from a hedge against Iran�s regional ambitions to an enabler of them.
Cairo likewise has softened its stance toward Hamas, the Palestinian Authority�s main Islamist movement. Egypt�s transitional government was the major broker of the hasty merger between Hamas and the authority�s ruling Fatah faction this spring, and its �upgraded� diplomatic relationship with Hamas since has fanned Israeli fears that Cairo will no longer work as diligently to prevent the terror group�s rearmament.
But perhaps the most pressing concern lies in the Sinai, the desert region that separates Egypt from Israel. The area has long been largely demilitarized as part of the �cold peace� that has prevailed between Cairo and Jerusalem since the signing of the Camp David Accords in 1979. During the country�s revolutionary ferment this spring, however, the Egyptian military redeployed there, spurred by fears that the Sinai Peninsula�s indigenous Bedouin tribes might become a source of instability. Since then, though, the Sinai has been left largely to its own devices.
A recent report by the BBC suggests that the region has become increasingly lawless and dangerous since the Mubarak regime was swept from power. Radical elements have wasted no time exploiting the resulting vacuum; Egyptian military officials warn that more than 400 members of al Qaeda are believed to have made their way to the peninsula in recent weeks, where they pose a serious threat to Egypt and Israel alike. (Thanks to Obama)!
BY THE WAY! OBAMA SAYS THAT THE JOBLESS RATE IN THE USA IS SO HIGH BECAUSE...........? OF ATM MACHINES!!!!!!!!!!! THEY TAKE AWAY JOBS! COMPARED TO THE 14 TO 20 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF WORK THE USE OF ATM'S BY AMERICANS IS LIKE A PIMPLE ON A PICKLE!
AND THE SHOVEL READY JOBS WEREN'T QUITE AS SHOVEL READY AS HE THOUGHT, he said laughingly, totally ignoring that it's no laughing matter for those who lost their jobs and whose lives are being flushed down Obama's toilets.
Not that this would have made much difference when Obama's "rescue plan" only used some SIX PERCENT of the hundreds of stimulus billions on infrastructure and the rest was used to bail out his supporters! Not bail out the country and we the people but his cronies.
AND AS IF THIS WERE NOT ENOUGH OBA-HUSSEIN PUT COMMUNIST LEANING LEON PANETTA IN CHARGE OF THE CIA AND THUS IN CONTROL OF INTELLIGENCE AND OUR SECURITY AND NOW TO HEAD THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE.
Has anyone - including the LameStream media - bothered to bring this up to the public and to declare that just like Obama himself, Panetta is a national SECURITY RISK!!! And in case you have no idea of his background, here is some information of this person who came "out of nowhere" to head the intelligence and military for Obama.
More Damaging Disclosures about Leon Panetta; Will the Senate Pick Anti-Defense CIA Chief with Red Ties as SecDef?
Contact your members of the Senate at 202-224-3121and demand that Panetta be thoroughly investigated before he is confirmed for another sensitive national security post with access to classified information.
Leon Panetta: a security risk?
Researchers Trevor Loudon and Cliff Kincaid are warning the Senate to examine CIA Director Leon Panetta's anti-defense record, associations with identified communists, and support for the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies before voting on his nomination as Secretary of Defense.
A vote could come as early as Tuesday in the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"Panetta opposed President Reagan's military build-up in the 1980s, which was a decisive factor in the ultimate fall of Soviet-style communism, and he was on the side of the communists in Central America," they said in a joint statement.
"There is every reason to believe, based on his public record, that he will cut major weapons systems and even military personnel as defense secretary, putting the U.S. into a weak international position vis-à-vis China and radical Islamists in the critical years ahead." Loudon and Kincaid point to disturbing evidence of Panetta's long-time friendly relationship with identified Communist Party figure Hugh DeLacy, who had ties to identified communist spies Solomon Adler and Frank Coe and accused spy John Stewart Service. The evidence shows that, in addition to his friendly ties to communist spies, DeLacy had traveled to Communist China and Sandinista Nicaragua in support of those regimes.
This evidence — and more — is contained in the "Hugh DeLacy Papers" reviewed and obtained by Loudon during a fact-finding trip to the University of Washington, where the material is stored. Kincaid reviewed evidence of DeLacy's communist background in hearings conducted on "Communist Political Subversion" by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities and "Un-American Activities in California" by the California Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities. It is not apparent that any of this material has been obtained or reviewed by the Senate or the FBI.
In addition to this evidence, which involves communist espionage activities, Loudon and Kincaid say that Panetta's record as a member of Congress, especially during the 1980s, must be probed in order to understand what policies he will pursue as defense secretary. They point to a series of "Dear Hugh" and "Dear Leon" letters that reveal that Panetta and DeLacy shared the same ideological perspective on domestic issues, such as cutting the defense budget, and foreign affairs, in terms of failing to confront the challenge of international communism.
The letters also reveal that Panetta, as a member of Congress, provided DeLacy with a summary of a document on military affairs that was not available to the public. Another letter from Panetta to DeLacy refers to "trying to locate the documents you requested" and providing them "as soon as they are received in my office."
These letters to an identified communist -- named as such in Congressional hearings as well as by Communist attorney John Abt — raise questions as to whether Panetta was safeguarding sensitive information he may have had access to. "After Obama's selection of Panetta as CIA director," note Loudon and Kincaid, "observers commented on his lack of intelligence experience.
Attention should have been focused on his relationship with DeLacy, which raises the question of whether he is entitled to have access to classified information of the highest order as CIA director.
The DeLacy connection suggests that Panetta was particularly responsive to a 'constituency,' as he called it in one letter, detrimental to the national security interests of the United States. It is this same 'constituency,' which includes members of Democratic Socialists of America and the neo-Marxist New American Movement, as well as the Communist Party, which backed Barack Obama's political career. This commonality has to be the explanation of why Obama picked Panetta for the CIA post. They were ideological soul-mates."
In terms of national defense, even before Reagan took office, Panetta was complaining about "wasteful spending that goes into needless weapons systems," according to one letter to DeLacy. In 1981, after Reagan took office, Panetta attacked "sharp increases for defense proposed by the Reagan Administration" as "a blank check to the Pentagon..."
This was the build-up that confronted Soviet power in Europe and around the world.
As Soviet- and Cuban-backed communists were vying for complete control of Central America, after having already seized the government of Nicaragua through the Sandinista takeover under President Jimmy Carter, Panetta sent a "Dear Hugh" letter saying that "I have always been a strong and vocal opponent of the Reagan Administration's slide toward military intervention in Nicaragua." Such a stance effectively put Panetta on the side of the communists in Central America, backed by the Soviet Union and Cuba.
In fact, Reagan was reacting to international communism's attempt to take the countries of the region one by one. In response, Reagan liberated Grenada from foreign-backed communists, backed the democratically-elected government of El Salvador, and supported anti-communist freedom fighters in Nicaragua. But Panetta boasted to DeLacy in one letter that he had even voted against a House amendment declaring that the introduction of Soviet MIG fighters in Central America was a national security threat to the United States.
Another disturbing aspect of the Panetta record involves his close collaboration with the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Marxist think tank supportive of communist regimes such as Cuba and Sandinista Nicaragua. Indeed, Chilean Marxist Orlando Letelier, exposed as a Cuban agent by documents found in his briefcase after his death, was operating under the cover of the IPS.
Panetta was a member of the Congressional committee that celebrated the 20th anniversary of IPS in 1983, the same year the organization launched a series of conferences with the Institute of the U.S.A. and Canada, a front for Soviet intelligence activities.
The DeLacy relationship involves more than DeLacy himself, since Panetta addressed one letter to "Dear Hugh and Dorothy," a reference to DeLacy's wife, a former senior Communist Party activist in Missouri, and identified in a congressional report as an alleged organizer for the Party in California. Panetta spoke at Hugh DeLacy's memorial service in 1986 and put a tribute to both of them in the Congressional Record in 1983. "I am very pleased to transmit to you the enclosed tributes from the Congressional Record," Panetta wrote to them. In turn, DeLacy wrote a "Dear Leon" letter to Panetta thanking him not only for the tribute but for attending a private "celebration" with them. DeLacy quickly added, however, that he wanted Panetta to turn his attention to "the need for cutting back the military boondoggle..."
While the Senate Armed Services Committee is the proper venue for examining Panetta's anti-defense record, the Senate Intelligence Committee is the body that should have probed the Panetta-DeLacy relationship, DeLacy's ties to identified communist spies Solomon Adler and Frank Coe and accused spy John Stewart Service, and Panetta's handling of sensitive information as a member of Congress. But there is no record of the Senate Intelligence Committee having done so.
"Panetta's nomination was rushed through the Senate for CIA director and is now being rushed through the Senate for Secretary of Defense," Loudon and Kincaid said. "This is not the way national security and intelligence matters should be handled by Congress. We are waiting for just one member of the Senate to put a hold on this nomination."