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Barack After Dark™: Saturday At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – December 8th, 2013

 

President Obama Guidance & Schedule, December 8th, 2013

 

On Sunday, the President and the First Lady will host the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception in the East Room. The President will deliver remarks. The President’s remarks are pooled press. Later, the President and the First Lady will attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center. There will be travel pool coverage.

 

Sunday, December 8 2013 All Times ET

 

5:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception, East Room.

 

7:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT and FIRST LADY attend the Kennedy Center Honors, Kennedy Center.

 

 

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December 07, 2013
06:00 AM EST

 

In this week’s address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Debemos Extender el Seguro de Desempleo

December 07, 2013 | 2:50 |Public Domain

 

En el mensaje de esta semana, el Secretario de Trabajo Tom Pérez discutió porque es importante que el Congreso actúe para extender el seguro de desempleo, que es de vital importancia para los estadounidenses que siguen buscando trabajo. El seguro de desempleo ofrece asistencia temporal a aquellos que realmente lo necesitan para que no caigan a la pobreza.

 

 

 

 

 

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President Obama Speaks at the Saban Forum

December 07, 2013 | 47:19 |Public Domain

 

President Obama participates in the 10th Annual Saban Forum.

 

 

 

10th Anniversary Saban Forum Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East

 

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On December 6-8, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings is hosting its 10th annual Saban Forum, titled “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East.” This year’s event features remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, all of which are being webcast.

 

The 2013 Forum is examining the political changes taking place across the Middle East, including the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks; the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran; and the deepening Syrian civil war and resulting humanitarian crisis. Forum speakers and participants discuss the implications of these events on U.S. interests in the region, U.S.-Israel relations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

 

Over the past 10 years, the Forum has served as a venue for unparalleled dialogue on U.S.-Israel relations between American and Israeli officials, business executives, policymakers and thought leaders from across the political and social spectrum. As a result, the Saban Forum has become a seminal event, generating creative new ideas to address the issues confronting the United States and Israel in the Middle East.

 

The Saban Forum has hosted many distinguished leaders, including President William J. Clinton, President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, HM King Abdullah of Jordan, President Shimon Peres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, former British Prime Minister and Middle East Envoy Tony Blair, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger.

 

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Willard “Mitt” Romney & Bain Capital Sued for RICO in Federal Court


 

By Jueseppi B.

Racketeering Romney Lawsuit Becomes Official November 6th, ironically the one year anniversary of Romney's loss in his run for President.

Racketeering Romney Lawsuit Becomes Official November 6th, 2013, ironically the one year anniversary of Romney’s loss in his run for President.

 

From The Daily KOS:

Romney Sued for RICO in Fed Court: eToys Deal.

 

This will be interesting to follow. Stephen Haas, eToys executive charged with liquidating assets discovered multiple frauds committed by eToys attorney’s for creditors and debtors. Denotes multiple cases of perjury and other frauds. (CLICK ON ORANGE PARTS for more details)

 

Los Angeles – Steven (“Laser”) Haas owns Collateral Logistics, Inc., (“CLI”) locally. Haas sued Mitt Romney for $100 million today for Racketeering in the Central Federal District Court in Los Angeles at 3:47 pm. The case was assigned to the Honorable District Justice Stephen V. Wilson presiding; and Magistrate Justice Alicia G. Rosenberg to hear discovery motions.

 

This is the official Press Release:

Romney Sued for RICO in Fed Court

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital are Co-Defendants

Also named in the lawsuit as “Defendants” are Goldman Sachs (who took eToys public and is accused of fraud), Bain Capital (that bought Kay Bee Toys in 2000) and Michael Glazer (CEO of Stage Stores and Kay Bee who worked with Bain/ Kay Bee to buy eToys) and Barry Gold (who worked as director’s assistant at Stage Stores and then became a post-bankruptcy petition President/CEO of eToys in May 2001. Plus Paul Traub is named (who confessed in 2005 that he was secretly Barry Gold’s partner). Mr. Traub was also partners with fraudster Marc Dreier and named by the Federal Receiver over Tom Petters Ponzi as “controller” thereof.

 

Steven (“Laser”) Haas  is actually answering questions on the Democratic Underground
comment stream right now.  He is explaining the details.

 

And let us NOT forget the New York times reported Equity Firm collusion, naming Bain Capital.  There is proof that Bain, Goldman, and others rig the game.

 

Equity Firms Like Bain Collude According to NYTimes

 

RETAIL COMPETITION IS BEING MURDERED IN AMERICA.  These colluding behemoths will take this show on the road and murder retail competition throughout the world until they are stopped.

And BAIN Capital is listed in the impending court case.

 

In Bain’s biggest acquisition, the $32.1 billion purchase of the hospital giant HCA in 2006, competitors agreed privately to “stand down” and not bid on the company as part of an understanding with Bain to divvy up companies targeted for leveraged buyouts, according to internal e-mails.

 

A must read:  The case FOURTH AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FEDERAL ANTITRUST LAWS – CIVIL ACTION NO.: 07-12388-EFH

 

Also from the NY Times:

Equity Firms Like Bain Are Depicted as Colluding

 

E-Mails Cited to Back Lawsuit’s Claim That Equity Firms Colluded on Big Deals

 

ARTICLES ABOUT BAIN CAPITAL

 

From Rolling Stones:

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

 

On Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Private Equity

 

The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney

 

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

 

I offer the above because I think it is relevant to Mr. Haas’ case.

 

Back to Stephen Haas case.

 

You will find some more details here:

 

Meet the Man Who Has Been Battling Romney and Bain’s Bankruptcy Fraud for 12 Years

As an eToys executive, Haas had a legal and fiduciary responsibility to report his discoveries to eToys estate managers and lawyers, and instead of gratitude for doing his job well, he was asked to betray his client for the sake of his future in the liquidation business.

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As an officer of the court, and 18 USC § 4 – Misprision of felony, Mr. Haas, having knowledge of the commission of a felony had a duty, as soon as possible, to make known the same to some judge or other person in civil authority and if he failed to do so, he risked being fined or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Haas fulfilled his legal duty and reported the malfeasance to the proper authorities.

Affidavit of Stephen (Laser) Haas Aug 3, 2012

That is when they offered me an $850,000 bribe and I told them no! This caused a panic in their ranks, because I reported the bribe to the Delaware Department of Justice. Who informed this laymanthat it was not really a bribe – until accepted. (
Nice Try)! 

In the meantime, they conspired to Obstruct and Destroy Evidence. http://petters-fraud.com/…

I wonder if the Mainstream Media will pick this up?  Will teflon Mitt and Bain Capital avoid prosecution?You can follow dkos member LASER HAAS here.

 

UPDATE:  NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Racketeering Romney Lawsuit Becomes Official November 6th, ironically the one year anniversay of Romney’s loss in his run for President.

 

It is now OFFICIAL

- the Racketeering Lawsuit of Laser Haas v Mitt Romney is going forward.

 

Thank you The Daily KOS

 

 

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Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Curious that the main stream media missed this “news.”

 

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December 7th, 1941: A Date That Will Live In Infamy


 

By Jueseppi B.

The USS Arizona Memorial. December 7 1941, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial. December 7 1941, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

 

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor

 

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl HarborHawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II.

 

The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines and on the British Empire in MalayaSingapore, and Hong Kong.

 

From the standpoint of the defenders, the attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. All but one were later raised, and six of the eight battleships returned to service and fought in the war.

 

The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.

 

The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry intoWorld War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day (December 8), the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been strong, disappeared. Clandestine support of Britain (for example the Neutrality Patrol) was replaced by active alliance. Subsequent operations by the U.S. prompted Germany and Italy to declare war on the U.S. on December 11, which was reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.

 

There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy“.

 

Infamy Speech

 

The Presidential Address to Congress of December 8, 1941 (known as the Infamy Speech or Day of Infamy Speech) was delivered at 12:30 p.m. that day to a Joint Session of Congress by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after the Empire of Japan‘s attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. The name derives from the first line of the speech: Roosevelt describing the previous day as “a date which will live in infamy.

 

Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II. The address is regarded as one of the most famous American political speeches of the 20th century.

 

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Published on Dec 12, 2012

The Presidential Address to Congress on December 8, 1941. Known as the Infamy Speech, it was delivered at 12:30 p.m. that day to a Joint Session of Congress by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. Roosevelt famously describes the previous day as “a date which will live in infamy.” Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II. The address is regarded as one of the most famous American political speeches of the 20th century.

 

 

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II
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Photograph from a Japanese plane of Battleship Row

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center is a torpedo strike on the USS Oklahoma.

Two attacking Japanese planes can be seen:

one over the USS Neosho and one over the Naval Yard.

Date December 7, 1941
Location Primarily Pearl Harbor,Hawaii Territory,

United States

Result
Belligerents
 United States  Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
United States Husband Kimmel
United States Walter Short
Empire of Japan Chuichi Nagumo
Empire of Japan Isoroku Yamamoto
Strength
8 battleships
8 cruisers
30 destroyers
4 submarines
USCG Cutter
49 other ships
~390 aircraft
Mobile Unit:
6 aircraft carriers
2 battleships
2 heavy cruisers
1 light cruiser
9 destroyers
8 tankers
23 fleet submarines
5 midget submarines
414 aircraft
Casualties and losses
4 battleships sunk
3 battleships damaged
1 battleship grounded
2 other ships sunk
3 cruisers damaged
3 destroyers damaged
3 other ships damaged
188 aircraft destroyed
159 aircraft damaged
2,402 killed
1,247 wounded
4 midget submarines sunk
1 midget submarine grounded
29 aircraft destroyed
64 killed
1 captured
Civilian casualtiesBetween 48 – 68 killed
35 wounded

 

 

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Aftermath

In the wake of the attack, 15 Medals of Honor, 51 Navy Crosses, 53 Silver Stars, four Navy and Marine Corps Medals, one Distinguished Flying Cross, four Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal, and three Bronze Star Medals were awarded to the American servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat at Pearl Harbor. Additionally, a special military award, the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal, was later authorized for all military veterans of the attack.

 

The day after the attack, Roosevelt delivered his famous Infamy Speech to a Joint Session of Congress, calling for a formal declaration of war on the Empire of Japan. Congress obliged his request less than an hour later. On December 11 Germany and Italy, honoring their commitments under the Tripartite Pact, declared war on the United States. The Tripartite Pact was an earlier agreement between Germany, Italy and Japan which had the principal objective of limiting U.S. intervention in any conflicts involving the three nations. The United States Congress issued a declaration of war against Germany and Italy later that same day. Britain actually declared war on Japan nine hours before the US did, partially due to Japanese attacks on Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong, and partially due to Winston Churchill’s promise to declare war “within the hour” of a Japanese attack on the United States.

 

The attack was an initial shock to all the Allies in the Pacific Theater. Further losses compounded the alarming setback. Japan attacked the Philippines hours later (because of the time difference, it was December 8 in the Philippines). Only three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk off the coast of Malaya, causing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill later to recollect “In all the war I never received a more direct shock. As I turned and twisted in bed the full horror of the news sank in upon me. There were no British or American capital ships in the Indian Ocean or the Pacific except the American survivors of Pearl Harbor who were hastening back to California. Over this vast expanse of waters Japan was supreme and we everywhere were weak and naked”.

 

Throughout the war, Pearl Harbor was frequently used in American propaganda.

 

One further consequence of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath (notably the Niihau Incident) was that Japanese American residents and citizens were relocated to nearby Japanese-American internment camps. Within hours of the attack, hundreds of Japanese American leaders were rounded up and brought to high-security camps such as Sand Island at the mouth of Honolulu harbor and Kilauea Military Camp on the island of Hawaii. Later, over 110,000 Japanese Americans, including United States citizens, were removed from their homes and transferred to internment camps in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas.

 

 

Present day

 

USS Arizona to left, museum to right next to bridge

Today, the USS Arizona Memorial on the island of Oahu honors the lives lost on the day of the attack. Visitors to the memorial reach it via boats from the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Alfred Preis is the architect responsible for the memorial’s design. The structure has a sagging center and its ends strong and vigorous. It commemorates “initial defeat and ultimate victory” of all lives lost on December 7, 1941. Although December 7 is known as Pearl Harbor Day, it is not considered a federal holiday in the United States. The nation does however, continue to pay homage remembering the thousands injured and killed when attacked by the Japanese in 1941. Schools and other establishments in some places around the country lower the American flag to half-staff out of respect.

 

 

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10 things you need to know today: December 7, 2013


Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

A storm ice-locked Texas on Friday.  

A storm ice-locked Texas on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Week

Unemployment drops, a deadly ice storm pummels the South, and more

1. Obamas to travel to South Africa next week
The first couple will visit South Africa next week to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela. A tribute is scheduled for December 10, and the funeral will be held on December 15 in Mandela’s home town of Qunu. [Politico]

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2. Unemployment falls to lowest level in five years
A new jobs report revealed that the economy added 203,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate fell from 7.3 to 7.0 percent, the lowest level in five years. Much of the decrease can be attributed to federal employees returning from the shutdown. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]

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3. U.K. outranks U.S. for research quality
When it comes to research, what the U.K. lacks in quantity, it…

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Originally posted on Allison Grayhurst - Poet :

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Under the willow tree a girl

was standing, lonely with

the worst of nights ahead.

They said

drink from the tarpit waters and swallow

the oysters that lost their shells.

She saw the drug the wind made

though she did not let it shift her steadfast heart.

Everywhere the notion stood

that fighting back is better than

the tender wave, better than

empathy and believing in affection.

The willow leaves have gone brown and the girl has moved

beside a cliff. She dances as though she

could not fall. And though they gasp to pity

her poor body against rocks and ridges,

she continues to move like a beautiful sound,

sure of the hand that guides her.

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