A little known court case has made its way to the SCOTUS that may affect our ability to sell anything that was not made in the US. We have stuff, we need to sell stuff. But we may no longer be able to sell items that were not made in the US on ebay, craigslist, swap meets, garage sales etc.
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is a case set to be heard in the Supreme Court during this term that challenges the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that held you would need permission to sell anything made not made in the United States. The case stems from a student from Thailand who purchased text books published by John Wiley & Sons publishing that were sold much cheaper in Thailand than in the US. The books were purchased the cheaper price in Thailand by friends and relatives and then shipped to the student who, in turn, resold the books in the US netting a profit of over $1M. Good for him. Or not.
The publisher sued the student for violation of what is known as the “first sale doctrine”. If this decision is upheld by SCOTUS, anything from your old ipod to your grandma’s jewelry from Spain would not be resalable. Good luck with that.
The attack on the Benghazi compound in Libya was an act of terrorism and the White House knew it even when they trotted out Susan Rice, Ambassador to the U.N. on the Sunday talk shows last week to continue the party line that it was an unforeseen result of some silly youtube movie. The White House had information months prior to the attack from the CIA regarding lack of security at the compound which was ignored. Darrell Issa has written a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanding details of the earlier requests for more security which were denied.
Trotting out some gigantic lie to excuse yourself from being responsible, how can the American government ever think the American public will believe this cock and bull story? This is just an exercise in changing the facts to meet your narrative. In order for Ambassador Rice to believe this, the CIA would have totally screwed up; they didn’t. The cover up makes it worse. The cover up is the problem and it makes it worse for the American public, the world’s view of America, and for the American press which now are just the Palace Guards willing to swallow any party line. How is this story is not all over the news? How will it probably not even be mentioned in the debates? Mitt? Hello?
The Spanish language station Univision has linked more and more fast and furious weapons to various murders around Juarez, Mexico, including murders of Mexican high school students at a birthday party. Weapons provided by ATF and U.S. Department of Justice have previously been linked to the murders of employees of the American consulate and the murder of Brian Terry. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed in the line of his duty investigating drug runners. At this time however, there is no indication that the weapons used in the muder of Agent Ivie were in any way connected with fast and furious.
Somehow, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continues to evade resignation, even prosecution, over fast and furious and hides behind Dear Leader’s claim of executive privilege. Paul Ryan, and many others, are calling for his resignation. How about prosecuting the Department of Justice under the Rico Statutes? This is the definition of organized crime and a continuing criminal enterprise.
This newly released video from 2007 shows Our Dear Leader addressing a group of black ministers and embracing and praising the racist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor of twenty years. Of course, in 2008, Obama later distanced himself from the said Reverend Wright due his militant beliefs. Other than the actual words spoken by Obama praising Wright, it’s the Malcom X-ish tone of voice of his delivery that is revealing. The American public has never heard that tone of voice and accent in our Dear Leader. Less than one year later, Obama would denounce Wright, his views, beliefs, and preaching, that he so warmly embraces in this video.
First, the free Obamaphones. How do you get one?
So, vote Obama for a free cell phone!! (video)
But what is it really? Another abused, poorly administered, government program that we all pay for on our cellphone bills. Rep. Tim Griffin R-Ark. has proposed a bill to eliminate federal subsidies for free cell phones. See video here that explains how it all started, where it is now, what it costs ($1.6 Billion in 2011), and how to end it.
Second, let’s combine the free Obamaphone and add $11/hour from SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and get some buses, pick up as many homeless, unemployed people we can find, and haul them all to an anti-Romney rally. See video here.
Finally, let’s hope Romney shows up for the debates.
On one hand, the Administration was clinging to the “it was the movie” line to explain the preplanned attack on the Libyan Consulate which resulted in four preventable murders. But then, CNN finds the diary of deceased Chris Stevens and reveals his concern over Islamic extremism. In an extreme case of shooting the messenger, the administration then calls CNN’s use of the information indefensible and disgusting.
Come on, we know it’s the movie, we didn’t drop the ball here! We’re sorry for the movie, really we are.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday she has “absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis” to suggest that U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens believed he was on an al Qaeda hit list.
CNN found the journal and “a source familiar with Stevens’ thinking told CNN earlier this week that, in the months leading up to his death, the late ambassador worried about what he called the security threats in Benghazi and a rise in Islamic extremism.”
But, regardless, Dear Leader and Hillary Clinton continue to apologize and actually BUY time “on television channels in Pakistan with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disavowing an anti-Islamic film that triggered riots.”
Truth and honesty? Transparency?
During a May 17th fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida, Mitt Romney made the following comments which are now becoming public and, for some reason, a big deal.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.” And that, “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
The statement regarding not paying income taxes came from a 2011 Brookings Institution report (it was stated as 46% there). And while certainly many of the stated 47% do pay other taxes and fees, it is true that, due to the income tax structure, the vast majority pay no income taxes.
I am not sure what part of that statement the presstitutes find objectionable. But, for Dear Leader’s presstitutes, this is the beginning of the end for Romney.