Obama Signs Largest “Land Seizure”Ever in Federal Takeover

The Daily Caller is reporting:

President Barack Obama will quadruple the size of federally-controlled ocean and land northwest of the state of Hawaii, banning all commercial fishing and mineral extraction from the region

[…] Obama is expanding the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument — 582,578 square miles — four times the size it was when originally designated by President George W. Bush in 2006. The expansion comes just after Obama created a 87,500-acre national monument in Maine to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

The Federal government owns extensive territories, particularly in the west.

Of course, protecting America from Americans is part of the role of government, according to progressives.  That’s why Americans should not only be banned from commercial use of territory, but shouldn’t be part of the process which decides what areas are subject to federal claim.
The Daily Caller continues:

Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate 265 million acres of public land as monuments during his time in office. That’s more than any other U.S. president in history, sparking concern from lawmakers he’s abusing his authority.

“The only votes taken on this proposal, at the local and state level, have demonstrated opposition from Mainers,” Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop said of the new Maine monument.

“If the President cared about local voices and improving our National Park System, he would have done this through the public process and not behind closed doors,” Bishop said. “Instead, he’s hijacked a moment of celebration to advance powerful elite special interests over Maine’s economy and citizens.”

Full article: More Federal Ocean Takeover | The Federalist Papers

Save

76-Year-Old Veteran Takes His Own Life in Hospital Parking Lot After VA Turns Him Away

Two hospital workers — who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity — say that Kaisen had come to Long Island’s Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Sunday seeking “an emergency-room physician for reasons related to his mental health.”

As one worker put it:

“He went to the E.R. and was denied service. And then he went to his car and shot himself.”

The workers added that “someone dropped the ball” and that the hospital — where Kaisen had been a patient — “should not have turned him away.”

However, Christopher Goodman — a spokesperson for the hospital — has countered this claim, saying that “there was no indication Kaisen had shown up at the ER prior to his suicide.”

In May, the same facility came under fire after it was forced to cancel the surgeries of more than 100 veterans when black particles began spitting out of the air vents in its operating rooms.

Kaisen, who served in the Navy from 1958 to 1962, also served as an officer with the Long Beach Police Department in the 60s, during which time he was severely injured in a car accident. He had reportedly been on “constant medication” ever since.

Thomas Farley, a friend of Kaisen for 40 years, spoke on the grieving family’s behalf:

“He went there for help with depression. That was his last hope, and he didn’t get any help.”

Farley adds that he hopes his friend’s death “can be used as an example to make things better,” and hopefully “can save someone else’s life.”

Full article: 76-Year-Old Veteran Takes His Own Life in Hospital Parking Lot After VA Turns Him Away

After what the VA did to my father, and what the VA is currently doing to a friend of mine, I have no doubt that he was there and tried to get help and that the VA is trying to cover this up.

This man served his country! He deserved better than that! Our Veterans should not be committing suicide. Ever. We owe them every last chance we can give them at living healthy, productive, full lives. Somehow we can give all these great benefits to illegal aliens and refugees from a country Obama claims is under control but they still need to come here, but we can’t take care of our own. And we have people clamoring for single payer healthcare while we watch what our government does to the best among us!

Save

ITT Tech banned from accepting new students with federal loans

ITT-TechThe Obama administration’s war on for profit colleges claimed another casualty as ITT Educational Services has been banned from accepting any new students who receive federal financial aid.

The ban is a death sentence for the college.

ABC News:

Department officials announced the action on Thursday amid a series of measures that could threaten the survival of the chain, which has been the subject of state and federal investigations focusing on its recruiting and accounting practices. Company officials did not immediately comment.

Among the measures, ITT has been ordered to pay $152 million to the department within 30 days to cover student refunds and other liabilities in case the company closes. The chain, based in Indiana, is still paying another $44 million demanded by the department in June for the same reason.

The education department also has prohibited ITT from awarding its executives any pay raises or bonuses, and it must develop “teach-out” plans that would help current students finish their programs at other colleges if the chain shuts down.

Under the new measures, current students can continue receiving federal grants and loans.

Education Secretary John King said the government is taking action to protect students and taxpayers following “troubling” findings about the company. This month, a group that accredits ITT found that the chain failed to meet several basic standards and was unlikely to comply in the future.

“It simply would not be responsible or in the best interest of students to allow ITT to continue enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid,” King said during a telephone conference with reporters.

If it fails to follow the government’s demands, ITT could be cut off entirely from federal aid, the top source of revenue for most for-profit colleges.

ITT operates vocational schools at more than 130 campuses in 38 states, often under the ITT Technical Institute name. Last year, it enrolled 45,000 students and reported $850 million in revenue.

One of the biggest for-profit chains in the nation, ITT has been under increasing scrutiny from the education department following allegations of misconduct.

How much of a villian is ITT and other for profit colleges? Overselling benefits at for profit colleges is one of the main complaints against them. And over promising employment opportunities after graduation is another sticking point with the Education Department.

There is also the charge that many of these schools exist simply to milk the government of cash in the form of student loans.

But despite all this, hundreds of thousands of students have gotten opportunities for good jobs because of their education at schools like ITT. No doubt there are schools that are little better than scams. But the administration has gone to war against all for profit colleges, largely at the behest of 4 year universities who view them as stealing potential students.

Full article: Blog: ITT Tech banned from accepting new students with federal loans

I went to ITT Tech for about a semester. It wasn’t a good match for me, so I ended up at another for profit school that wasn’t exactly a scam, but it was not aimed at the students they claimed to be aimed at. They wanted more advanced students in the tech field and taught to them, and the rest of us sort of floundered and faded away.

But I see what the draw is, especially now as I am, once again, trying to go back to school in hopes of getting a better job than what I’ve been able to get to this point. These for profit schools cater towards people who don’t want to attend a four year college for whatever reason. They are usually rather expensive, but you aren’t spending two whole years taking courses on subjects you aren’t interested in and won’t help you get a job. The for profit schools cut that part of it out, and you can usually get through them in six months to two years, depending on the school and course of study.

With more traditional schools, aside from having to pay for two years worth of fluff courses, they aren’t catered towards people who have to work while they go to school. There are a lot of colleges around me, both traditional and for profit. None of the traditional schools offer full courses of study at night on campus or online. You can take some classes at night or online, but not your entire course load. At some point, you have to go there during the day. And if you have to work while you attend school, like I do, then you can’t go there during the day. And if you are going back to school while working, odds are, your boss isn’t going to help you out. I know when I went to school, my last boss wasn’t giving an inch because my course of study was not my current line of work. So I was always late for school because I couldn’t get out early.

It seems to me, though, that this is a new development. My mother has several degrees and several masters degrees, and she did her entire courses of study at night. And that was a traditional college. So what changed? This was only in the 90s, it wasn’t that long ago.

But if you think about it, that was around when the for profit schools began to get big, and a lot more opened up. So, really, the traditional schools started this themselves. There is a whole line of people out there who want to go to school or back to school, but don’t want to pay for English composition and art history when it has nothing to do with their course of study. And they want to be able to do it online or at night because they still need to work to pay their bills and support their families while they better themselves. Take away a need and someone comes in to fill it. That’s how it works. And until traditional schools realize that not all of their students are 18 and riding off mommy and daddy’s dime, those schools will continues to pop up. As they should.

Greg Gutfeld Points Out The Blatant Racism Of The Leftist Media And It Is BRILLIANT

Capture

Source: Greg Gutfeld Points Out The Blatant Racism Of The Leftist Media And It Is BRILLIANT – Chicks On The Right

Where’s Hillary? Secretary Clinton Has No Scheduled Events Until Sept. 26th Debate – All Events are Surrogates…

The Last Refuge

This is a little bit funny and a little bit perplexing. Many might point to this as evidence of a deteriorating health condition.

Hillary Clinton is the first and only nominee for President who never held a press conference during the entire Democrat primary race. Yet, somehow she still won the Democrat presidential nomination. Quite a remarkable feat considering the lack of engagement. Then again, she appears to have multiple advocates in the media running cover.

Wheres hillary

Additionally interesting is that Secretary Clinton appears to be following the same strategy, and even, well, ‘stunningly‘, expanding the intentional lack of engagement, for the general election.  Check this out…

View original post 104 more words

Virginia high court strikes down gov’s order giving felons right to vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia’s highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registration of the more than 11,000 felons who had signed up to vote so far under the governor’s April executive order.

Top Republicans called it “a major victory for the Constitution, the rule of law and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Source: Virginia high court strikes down gov’s order giving felons right to vote – USA Phase

Save

You Know That Company That’s Price-Gouging For Epi Pens? It’s A Clinton Foundation Donor.

Imagine that. I’m sure that, if elected, she’ll do something about crap like this. That something may be pocketing money, but she’ll do something.

We talked about this on the show the other day, and I have a unique perspective on this, because I worked in the pharma industry for many years before becoming a Chick on the Right.  I know what it takes – and what it COSTS – to get a drug to market.  But this Mylan CEO who gave herself a 600% raise?  She is lacking a moral compass.  Period.  End of story.

And wouldn’t you know it?  The company is linked to another seahag who is also lacking a moral compass.  The Hillz herself.

Well, lookie there.

The most hypocritical part about this whole story is that Hillary Clinton is actually criticizing Mylan for “increasing the cost of its life-saving EpiPen,” even though Hillary has happily and greedily taken money from the very company she’s criticizing.

Neat.

Full article: You Know That Company That’s Price-Gouging For Epi Pens? It’s A Clinton Foundation Donor. – Chicks On The Right

Save