The IRS Inspector General has confirmed there is now a criminal investigation being conducted over Lois Lerner’s lost emails
There has been a very interesting turn of events in the IRS’s investigation into Lois Lerner’s lost emails and I have to admit I find it to be surprising simply because I expected this investigation to go nowhere; the IRS Inspector General has confirmed there is now a criminal investigation being conducted over the lost emails.
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The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.
Here is the latest The Revolting Truth video by Andrew Klavan entitled “Good News, Beheaded Christians.”
It has been rumored for a few weeks now that Barack Obama was preparing to ban one of the most common rounds of ammunition in the country through Executive Action and according to this story it is now on the fast track.
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As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
Earlier this month FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released his recommended net neutrality rules to the FCC Commissioners, who will vote on these recommendations tomorrow. The secrecy surrounding these new regulations, and the fact that Tom Wheeler placed a gag order on the FCC Commissioners, is troubling because we have no idea what is included in these regulations. It appears as if he does not want the American people to know what is in the regulations until it is too late for them to oppose the regulations.
One of the two Republican Commissioners, Ajit Pai, has been very vocal in his displeasure with the new regulations and yesterday one of the Democratic Commissioners, Mignon Clyburn, asked for the regulations to be scaled back.
This was followed by a push from some left wing organizations to scale back the regulations as well. (How they know what is in the regulations which are being withheld from the American people is a story which should be examined at a later date.) But then Google joined the fray and it now appears as if Tom Wheeler has acquiesced to the demands and has tweaked his proposed regulations.
Earlier this month FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released his recommended net neutrality regulations. However “released” is probably not the right word to use for nothing is known by the American people about these potential regulations because only the five FCC Commissioners have been allowed to see the regulations and they have been placed under a gag order.
This led one of the two Republican Commissioners to come out swinging against the recommendations–going so far as to call this “Barack Obama’s plan to regulate the internet.” Of course proponents of the net neutrality regulations–who have no idea what is actually contained within–to naturally claim this was a partisan hack job.
Well that changed today because with the vote just two days away one of the Democratic Commissioners, Mignon Clyburn, has asked Tom Wheeler to scale back the proposed regulations.
A new global warming report entitled “Why Models Run Hot: Results from An Irreducibly Simple Climate Model” which was coauthored by four experts is now calling into question the models which are being used to predict global warming.
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Dr. Briggs, who has a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Cornell, was assistant editor for the Monthly Weather Review, and is widely published on matters concerning climate. He explained that for decades “the computer climate models on which the IPCC and others rely, make forecasts where the temperature will be way up there. But, the reality is the temperature has been way down here. So these models are running hot!”
The reason that the models are running hot is based on a “firm scientific principle,” says Briggs. “If a model is making bad predictions, which these climate models are, the theory that underlies them must be wrong. So these models must be wrong.”
Briggs explained that atmospheric reaction to carbon dioxide, known as climate sensitivity, is probably too high for these models. “If you take this climate sensitivity model and tone it down, you get a much closer match to reality.” He contends that the computer models are overcompensating for the addition of CO2’s to the atmosphere.
You can read the full report here.