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George Noory

George Noory

TALK RADIO ALERT: Tune in to Coast to Coast AM with host George Noory beginning at Midnight Central tonight! I’ll be on the show for two hours to discuss THE CLAPPER MEMO, my second nonfiction book in which I share the findings of my exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of so-called “credibility assessment” technologies, including the polygraph.

The list of topics we’ll discuss includes, but will not be limited to, the Edward Snowden/NSA spying scandal, the “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks in Afghanistan and the interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. In addition, we’ll discuss how these topics connect to the “turf war” that’s raged silently for more than 40 years between polygraph loyalists and all challengers to their century-old technology.

Coast to Coast AM airs on more than 560 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam, and is heard by nearly three million weekly listeners. To find a station near you, click here.

UPDATE 3/14/14 at 9:36 a.m. Central:  Seven and a half hours ago, I wrapped up my two-hour guest appearance on Coast to Coast AM.  Funniest moment:  A caller told host George Noory and me that his employer years earlier had required him to take frequent polygraphs. When I asked the man what kind of work he did, he said he was a projectionist at an X-rated theater.  Huh?  Also had a caller accuse me of making up stuff about knowing Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, etc. I told him that, unlike Joe Biden, I was not going to divulge the names of any of the “Quiet Professionals” to whom I made a promise of anonymity.  To download a podcast (subscription required) of the show, click here.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Barack Obama’s Issues Are America’s Issues

Because Americans need to know more about the many scandals to which President Barack Obama and members of his administration are connected, I decided to share this slightly-modified version of a believable conversation that’s been floating around the web.  Please read and share!

Barack Obama Caricature by Political GraffitiBob: “Hey Jim, did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?”
Jim: “You Mean the Mexican gun running?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama saying ObamaCare would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Forcing business owners to violate their religious beliefs by making them pay for drugs that abort the unborn?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Violating the rights and sanctity of our churches?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Spending $634 million on the ObamaCare website that doesn’t work?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama calling for an increase in the debt ceiling after he lambasted President Bush for the very same thing?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama having NSA spy on 124 billion phone calls in one month?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Saddling our kids with $17 trillion in debt which they can never get out of?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Bailing out Detroit after decades of corrupt Democratic management?”

Justice for ChristopherBob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the State Department lying about Benghazi?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean voter fraud?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during the sequester?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Blocking veterans who secured our freedoms from their monuments but giving the ‘green light’ for illegals to use National Mall?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Denying school kids the ability to tour the White House but still spending lavishly on his parties?”

"Healthscare" by Political GraffitiBob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama saying we can keep our doctors and insurance if we want to?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring foreign diplomats?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the use of drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving A123 Systems $300 million right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”

Bob: “No the other one.”
Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama spending $3.7 trillion on welfare during the past five years?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving Solyndra $500 million dollars three months before they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought the company?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Millions of Americans losing their health care coverage?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Forcing Americans to include coverage in their insurance policies of items they do not want?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Denying Arizona the right to protect its borders?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Providing weapons to Syrian rebels, many of whom apparently are al-Queda”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The President using nearly $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money to fund his cronies?”

Judge Fast and Furious Holder 9-30-13Bob: “No, the other one”
Jim: “You mean ‘Fast & Furious?’”

Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?”

Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”

Hat tip:  2 Million Bikers to DC on Facebook

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Transcript: Ecuadoran Officials Caught on Tape Seeking $3 Million in Return for Favorable Ruling (Update)

UPDATE 9-4-09 at 12:12 p.m. Central: Just learned that the judge in the $27 billion environmental lawsuit filed by Amazon Defense Coalition against Chevron in Ecuador has recused himself.  Details here and here!

In a post earlier today, I offered a 20-minute snippet of highlights from 2 hours of video documentation purported by Chevron Corporations officials to be evidence of a $3 million bribery scheme involving Ecuadoran officials — including the judge — involved in the $27 billion environmental lawsuit the Amazon Defense Coalition is waging against the San Ramon, Calif.-based company.  Below, I offer links to transcripts of the 2-hours-long video:

For the full transcripts and the complete video recordings, go to www.chevron.com/ecuador.

For more background on the case, read any or all of the 18 posts I’ve published during the past 18 months.

To read Chevron’s news release about today’s bombshell news, click here.

Scandal Erupts in Chevron-Ecuador Environmental Lawsuit; $3MM Bribery Scheme Caught on Tape! (Update)

UPDATE 9-4-09 at 12:14 p.m. Central: Just learned that the judge in the $27 billion environmental lawsuit filed by Amazon Defense Coalition against Chevron in Ecuador has recused himself.  Details here and here!

Today, according to this news release, Chevron Corporation officials provided authorities in Ecuador and the U.S. with video recordings that reveal a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against the company and individuals who identify themselves as representatives of the Ecuadorian government and its ruling party.  Above is a 20-minute snippet of highlights from the complete 2 hours of video documentation.

During the past 18 months, I’ve written at least one post per month — read them here — about the drawn-out court battle between Chevron and the Amazon Defense Coalition over allegations of environmental misdeeds on the part of the San Ramon, Calif.-based oil giant.  Based upon my review of the video above, it appears my observations, in-depth reporting and analysis were on target.

In the videos, the judge confirms that he will rule against Chevron and that appeals by the energy company will be denied — even though the trial is ongoing and evidence is still being received. A purported party official also states that lawyers from the executive branch have been sent to assist the judge in writing the decision.

For the full transcripts and the complete video recordings, go to www.chevron.com/ecuador.

More to follow…

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UPDATE 8-31-09 12:48 p.m. Central: When contacted for comment on the news today, ADC spokesperson Karen Hinton said she would be issuing a statement soon and would forward it to me.

See also: Transcript: Ecuadoran Officials Caught on Tape Seeking $3 Million in Return for Favorable Ruling

‘Team Obama’ Cartoon Great for Scandal Watching

The cartoon above originally appeared in the form of a sketch in my Dec. 18 post about the scandal involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.).  Rather than limit it’s use to a single scandal, My Personal Litmus cartoonist “Michael” explained the slight alteration in a post today, writing, “It seems like there are so many (scandals) now that I figured I would just let the viewers insert whatever name they wanted.

Good idea, Michael!

Richardson Scandal ‘Shape of Things to Come’

The scandal that led to the withdrawal of Commerce Secretary-designate Bill Richardson may be “just the beginning of a string of scandals unlike anything we’ve seen in American history,” Richard A. Viguerie said today.

Viguerie used a late-afternoon news release to share his thoughts about Richardson, the current New Mexico governor and former Clinton cabinet member who faces a grand jury investigation into whether he exchanged infrastructure-related state contracts for political contributions.

“The federal government is on the verge of handing out hundreds of billions of dollars of so-called ‘economic stimulus,’” said Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “You can rest assured that big contributors and others with the right political connections will get big chunks of that money, and that a lot of it will never be accounted for. Much of it will go for ‘green’ energy projects that will turn out to be scams, and for public works projects that make the Capitol Visitor Center and ‘The Big Dig’ look like money well spent.”

The Capitol Visitor Center was originally planned to cost $71 million, its “final” budget was $265 million, and it eventually cost $621 million. The Big Dig was a Boston highway project that, by the time all political interests had been satisfied, cost four times the original estimates even with inflation taken into account.

“Cost overruns, the use of substandard materials with resulting injuries and deaths, payoffs to political interests such as environmentalists and neighborhood groups, and out-and-out bribery on government contracts — that’s what the American people better prepare themselves for, if the politicians have their way on this ‘stimulus,’” Viguerie said.

“Blagojevich? Richardson? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

“Already, it is hard to read or watch the news without being bombarded with stories of politicians being credibly accused of wrongdoing, being indicted, being sentenced. Throwing a trillion taxpayers’ dollars into a corrupt system will only make the system more corrupt.”

This explosion of corruption “is a serious threat to our democracy,” Viguerie said. “It is the Chicago-ization of American politics.”

Barack Obama’s Ties to Blagojevich Still ‘Sketchy’ (Updated)

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My friend Michael at My Personal Litmus offers two great sketches that highlight the scandal involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) and the impact it might have on Barack Obama.

One sketch (above right) highlights three things:

  • The possible blowback against Obama resulting from news that the voice of Rahm Emanual, his chief of staff, can be heard on FBI recordings of 21 separate conversations he had with Blagojevich;
  • The shadow such a scandal casts on both Obama and the Democratic Party in general; and
  • The growing sense of disgust ordinary Americans feel toward members of the press corps who seem more inclined to give next president of the United States a “pass” rather than doing their jobs as journalists.
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Another sketch (at right and inked since first posted) offers a realistic portrait of how a young Obama might have attempted to explain away his involvement in breaking the window of a house with a baseball.

Flash forward 40 years, and Obama can be expected to display the same “window washing” skills as he deals with “Blago-Gate.”