State Department Says Hillary Clinton’s Email Disclosure Was Incomplete

This is incredibly bad for the country and very embarrassing for Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama. Basically, the State department has just said that Ms. Clinton is:

  • lying about turning over all relevant emails,
  • is withholding information from the American people,
  • throws into question each and every statement she has made regarding Benghazi.

The issue is not just that she had a private email server. The issue is that an employee of hers at the time went on TV to repeatedly give an incorrect narrative in the attacks on US personnel in Libya. If Ms. Clinton knew a different version at the time of those statements, then the Obama administration would also be guilty of lying to the people. The natural conclusion is that the administration lied for pure political gains. Mr. Obama was up for re-election just a few weeks later.

ObamaCare Beyond the Handouts

We’ve always said that ObamaCare, for all its flaws, could become the instrument by which responsible reformers renew their push for health care that delivers value for money. In the meantime, however, no worthwhile thoughts about ObamaCare, pro or con, are to be heard from people who count a program as a success just because Americans enjoy receiving benefits at the expense of other Americans.

Source: ObamaCare Beyond the Handouts – WSJ

Notable & Quotable: Benghazi

“Once again the Benghazi Committee uncovers information that should already be part of the public record but was not made available to the American people or congressional investigators,” said Gowdy, R-S.C. “These emails should have been part of the public record when Secretary Clinton left office and at a bare minimum included when the State Department released Clinton’s self-selected records on Libya. For that reason, the committee has made the decision to release the latest set of Clinton’s public records unearthed by the committee.”

Source: Notable & Quotable: Benghazi

GE’s Immelt: U.S. retreat from ExIm, trade will cost jobs, influence

When will Americans learn that in today’s globally connected world corporations have a choice where they make a product or service. It is up to our Federal government to compete for jobs just like our state governors and city mayors have been competing for decades.

President Barack Obama’s plans for a pan-Pacific free trade zone have stalled after Democrats defeated a key portion of legislation aimed at speeding negotiations.

“In two weeks the U.S. will have neither trade deals, nor an export bank. And at that point we’re going to be in full retreat on the global economic stage,” Immelt said.

Without Ex-Im, major export deals will be lost to China, Japan and Europe, where there is aggressive government support for exports, he said. Since GE does not want to lose that business, it will move production to countries where it can take advantage of export credit agency support.

The necessity of more skilled IT professionals

Today’s kids need to consider a role in IT.  Here is a quick paragraph from a recent Wall Street Journal article.

It doesn’t hurt their cause that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be one million unfilled jobs for programmers in the U.S. by 2020. And that may be an underestimate, … He adds that the more software and hardware humans create, the more jobs in software there are, as new platforms like smartphones and drones spawn their own software ecosystems.

Mexican tequila harvest – in pictures

I really enjoy tequila. It is my favorite distilled beverage. I prefer a better quality than Patron, but I will order Patron in a bar that doesn’t have many choices.

I thought this article was excellent!

 

Graeme Robertson went to Mexico to photograph the Patrón tequila process, from harvest to bottling.

Order of Patrón production process:

  1. Harvesting, trimming, sorting
  2. Baking/cooking
  3. Crushing (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  4. Fermentation (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  5. Distillation (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  6. Ageing, blending
  7. Bottling

Source: Mexican tequila harvest – in pictures