Boston Marathon Bombings on Patriots Day Boston On High Alert

USA!!! Pray for those who have died, lost loved ones, been injured or maimed and are currently undergoing surgery at the time of this post.  We as a nation are One Nation Under God.  Nothing can shake us if we stand together United as One Under God.  Let us Trust in the Lord God our Maker.  Let us reach out and show kindness to our neighbor.  None of us are promised a tomorrow.  We here at PBN send our prayers to the Lord for all those who are hurting right now in Boston.

Breaking News Update: According to Boston Police there has been another explosion at the JFK Library in MA. -PBN Boston Marathon Explosion

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(Reuters) – Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one of the world’s best known marathons.

Pictures from the scene showed blood stains on the ground and several people knocked down. Massachusetts General Hospital was treating victims of the explosion in its emergency room but information about their condition was not immediately available, a spokeswoman said.

Police reported at least one explosion and witnesses said there were two, which hit as spectators were cheering on people finishing the Boston Marathon, which was first run in 1897.

Reporters in the media center heard two blasts.

Boston police said two people were killed and 23 injured.

Scores of people, some bloody, wandered the streets around the finish line, though their numbers were thinning as police, some carrying heavy weaponry, tried to clear the area and a pungent smell hung in the air.

Mike Mitchell of Vancouver, Canada, a runner who had finished the race, said he was looking back at the finish line and saw a “massive explosion.”

Smoke rose 50 feet in the air, Mitchell said. People began running and screaming after hearing the noise, Mitchell said.

“Everybody freaked out,” Mitchell said.

Ambulances, fire trucks and dozens of police vehicles converged at the finish line.

U.S. President Barack Obama was notified and directed his administration to provide whatever assistance was necessary, the White House said.

“Blood everywhere, victims carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg, people are crying,” the Boston Globe’s Steve Silva reported from the citing, the Globe said on Twitter.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators typically line the 26.2 mile race course, with the heaviest crowds near the finish line. The blasts occurred more than five hours after the start of the race, at a time when most top athletes were off the course but slower amateur marathoners were still running.

The transit agency shut down all service to the area, citing police activity.

Ambulances arrived on the scene within minutes and runners and spectators could be seen crying and consoling each other.

The Boston Marathon has been held on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April, since 1897. The event, which starts in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends Boston’s Copley Square, attracts an estimated half-million spectators and some 20,000 participants every year.

Earlier on Monday, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s events, continuing African runners’ dominance in the sport.

The New York Police Department stepped up security around landmarks in Manhattan, including near prominent hotels, in response reports out of Boston, said Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the NYPD.

New York police were redeploying counterterrorism vehicles around the city, Browne said.

(Reporting by Scott Malone, Tim McLaughlin, Edith Honan, Frank McGurty and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Grant McCool)

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The Benghazi Barrage Continues. Where is Our Leader USA?

http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/files/2012/10/benghazi_cloud_white_house_10-28-12-2.jpgThe Benghazi Barrage Continues. Where is Our Leader USA? Is he golfing? Or is he busy trying to take our guns away? The shootings and shrapnel continue in Libya. Leave it up to Italy to take the reigns on garnering proper security for their ambassador…What about us USA? Where is our leader? -PBN

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya plans to create a special force to protect diplomats, government sources said, after a gun attack on an Italian consul exposed the precarious security situation in the North African state.

Unidentified gunmen in Benghazi opened fire on Guido De Sanctis’s armored car on Saturday. The diplomat was unhurt but the attack was a reminder of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission there that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

“We are discussing putting in place a force that would look after diplomats. There are also plans to protect foreigners working for foreign companies,” a defense ministry source said, declining to be named as the proposal was still being discussed.

“The idea is it would be mixed between police and army but would likely come under the command of the defense ministry.”

The source said the members were likely to be trained abroad but did not give an estimate of how many there would be.

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi spoke by telephone to his Libyan counterpart to reaffirm Italy’s resolve to help Libya reinforce its security.

Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Saturday’s attack was “an attempt to destabilize the institutions of the new Libya.”

“Italy expresses its strongest condemnation and reaffirms its total support of the democratic path and the reforms that the Tripoli authorities have started,” he said in a statement.

An Italian foreign ministry spokesman said security around officials in Benghazi was already high before Saturday’s attack, which will strengthen views that the city is seen as too dangerous a place for foreign diplomats and workers.

There was no immediate indication who might have been behind the attack.

DISARRAY

More than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, security in Libya remains in disarray.

To keep a degree of order, the government relies on numerous militias made up of thousands of Libyans who took up arms against Gaddafi. The groups provide what passes for official security but also what poses the main threat to it.

The government has taken a twin-track approach, saying it will shut down rogue groups but licensing many of the most powerful armed brigades.

Almost 6,000 former rebel fighters have begun training to be policemen under a drive to disarm militias, the new interior minister said in an interview last week.

Confirming the government plan for a diplomatic security unit, a foreign ministry source said diplomats currently had to advise Libyan authorities if they planned to travel more than 80 kms (50 miles) from their base.

“Even when the force is established, diplomats need to take care of themselves. This is not Switzerland,” the source said.

American officials say militants with ties to al Qaeda affiliates were most likely involved in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA annex.

However four months on, no arrests have been made, with some saying it is too difficult for the weak armed forces to move against these groups and there is no real desire to dig too deep for fear of reprisals.

In a scathing assessment released last month, an official U.S. inquiry determined security at the Benghazi mission was inadequate to deal with the attack and there was little evidence militia guards alerted Americans to the assault or swiftly summoned reinforcements once it was under way.

The eastern city of Benghazi was where the anti-Gaddafi uprising broke out nearly two years ago but it is now a hot spot for violence, riven with armed factions.

In November, the city’s police chief was shot dead. And last June, a convoy carrying the British ambassador was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade that injured two of his bodyguards.

The offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the city were also attacked last year, as was a convoy carrying the United Nations’ former special envoy to Libya.

(Additional reporting by Catherine Hornby in Rome; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Obama Soaks Taxpayers For Osama Rave Party

A new video has emerged showing a large crowd of supporters of the Syrian rebellion singing an apparent ode to the 9/11 attacks that celebrates Osama bin Laden as “America’s worst nightmare.”

The rebellion against the rule of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad enjoys the backing of the Obama administration, which recently recognized its political wing, the so-called Syrian National Coalition, as the “sole legitimate representative” of the Syrian people.

Moreover, if numerous reports in the mainstream media are to be believed, the administration’s support for the rebellion has gone beyond mere diplomatic or “moral” support and includes the provision of logistical aid to rebel forces. Reuters reported in August that President Obama had signed a secret order authorizing such support to be provided by the CIA and other American agencies.

While American support for the rebellion appears not to have included the direct provision of arms, according to reports in both The Washington Post and The New York Times, it has included the coordination of arms shipments underwritten by regional powers Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The administration has publicly admitted to providing around $50 million in “non-lethal” aid to Syrian opposition groups.

According to both a date stamp on the video and writing on a piece of paper held up to the camera, the rally documented in the footage occurred on Dec. 14. The Arabic writing on the paper identifies the place as Yabroud, a Syrian city some 50 miles to the north of the capital Damascus.

The writing on the paper further declares, “No to the American intervention. We are all Jabhat al-Nusra.”

The motto refers to the Al-Nusra Front: a powerful rebel group that late last year was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The designation, more specifically, treats Jabhat al-Nusra as an offshoot of al-Qaida in Iraq: the Iraqi al-Qaida affiliate that spearheaded an insurrection against American troops and their Iraqi government allies and that gained notoriety for its gruesome executions of American and other hostages.

The designation was made public on Dec. 10, sparking protests from numerous Syrian opposition groups and a call for rallies to be held the following Friday under the motto, “No to the American intervention. We are all Jabhat al-Nusra.”

A banner that is held up by members of the crowd in the Yabroud video likewise features the motto.

The crowd is taken through its paces by a chant-leader wearing a black headband with the shahada or Islamic declaration of faith printed on it. Members of the crowd can be seen waving both the black flag of jihad and the green, white and black flag of the Syrian rebellion.

According to English sub-titles added to the video by the Facebook page SyrianRebelWatch, the crowd sings about the twin towers of the World Trade Center disappearing in the “blink of an eye” and concludes “how sweet is the memory.”

The next line of the song celebrates Osama bin Laden as “America’s worst nightmare,” who fought with the “power of our faith” and “our weapon the PK machine gun.”

As the words “Osama bin Laden” are uttered, a cheer goes up throughout the crowd. The song continues, “If they call me a terrorist, I will consider it an honor.”

Although recently re-posted with the subtitles by SyrianRebelWatch, the video was originally posted on the very day of the rally by YouTube user “Yabroud Direct.”

Yabroud Direct links in turn to the clearly pro-rebellion websites Yabroud Revolution and YabCoordination. The piece of paper held up in the video likewise mentions the “Coordination of the Town of Yabroud,” apparently a reference to the local organizers of the rally.

Yabroud Direct has also posted several other videos of the December 14 rally. One of these videos even includes a series of messages in both Arabic and English, which are held up to the camera on small pieces of paper.

The first message reads “Our way is al-Jihad, Our Demand is Islamic Polity.” Another asks, “Secular America: Are you afraid from [sic] Islam?” A third declares, “All of the World should know: Our ISLAM is Red Line.”

While stigmatizing Jabhat al-Nusra, the Obama administration has sought to depict the terror group as somehow alien to the Syrian rebellion as such, which it continues to support.

Thus, commenting on the designation of Jabhat al-Nusra as a terror organization,
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland dismissed the group as “an attempt by AQI [Al-Qaida in Iraq] to hijack the struggles of the Syrian people for its own malign purposes.”

“The violent, sectarian vision of al-Nusrah is at odds with the aspirations of the Syrian people,” Nuland continued, “including the overwhelming majority of the Syrian opposition, who seek a free, democratic, and inclusive Syria.”

But the outpourings of support for Jabhat al-Nusra in the aftermath of the designation belie the state department’s assurances in this regard.

As the motto “We are all Jabhat al-Nusra” makes clear, actual partisans of the rebellion in Syria reject the distinction made by the administration and openly embrace the al-Qaida affiliate.

Unless otherwise noted, translations from Arabic by Maureen Millington-Brodie.

Full article here.

Bad Fiscal Cliff Bill: Payroll Tax Increase Hits Nearly Every Wage Earner

http://www.socialsecurityinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/istock_000006459776xsmall.jpgThis may be a brief rally for the markets, but a long term problem for our freedom and financial future. The GOP failed us. Moderates and RINOs must be tossed out. No quarter given, no conversation, no compromises. The USA is NOT Europe and we will not let our elected official act like Europeans. We will take our country back, we will stand for and with our Constitution. 

WASHINGTON- While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year. read more

Donald Kaul Incites Violence Toward Gun Owners and the NRA

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DES MOINES, Iowa – For 50 years, the left-leaning columnist Donald Kaul has raged against guns, but after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, he says, it’s time for “anger,” killing gun owners and dragging legislators who disagree with gun control behind pickup trucks until they get the message.

The Pulitzer Prize-nominated columnist penned an alarming screed published in the Des Moines Register in which he further suggested the Second Amendment be repealed and the National Rifle Association be declared a terrorist organization. read more

Congressman Leahy: An Evil Man Selling Visas to Highest Bidder. Welcome Jihadists!!

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The Bill – Investors must put up $1 million for a visa, but if they invest in a rural area or one with high unemployment, that is reduced to $500,000. Based on a deal forged by Leahy it was in stasis because President Bush said it was “riddled with corruption”. As soon Barack Obama came into office, he must have said  it was good because it was full of corruption.

Development is good, but not at the risk of letting jihadists buy their access into the USA.

The detestable and despicable Patrick Leahy (picture right) has Visas For Sale – Our Founding forefathers did not want to create an elitist society. The truth is, that is just what the left want, a society were workers and makers provide for them and the users and takers. USA, it is truly time to put our foot down. Unfathomable that Leahy could be a successor to the obama “throne” after Biden and Boehner as president pro tem.

We think that there may be more than is openly shared about Mr. Leahy’s finances as well. Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org – The Center for Responsive Politics, Leahy’s net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $49,007 and $210,000. That averages to $129,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.00. read more

Arpaio posse members will be sent to the 50 or so schools

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/f0/26/f0262edffd859de60a4828f6acf06fe8.jpgGod Bless you Sheriff Joe!

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t waiting for politicians to tell him what he can or can’t do to protect the schools in his county. According to a report at azfamily.com, Sheriff Arpaio said Thursday that he intends to use members of his 3,000-strong armed volunteer posse to protect some 50 schools in his jurisdiction.

“We’re not talking about placing the posse in the schools right now but in the outlying — the perimeters of the school — to detect any criminal activity,” he said.

“The sheriff didn’t talk logistics but said he’ll use members of his 3,000 strong posse to patrol schools in towns that fall under sole jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office – places like Cave Creek, Anthem, Fountain Hills, Sun City, Litchfield Park, Gila Bend, Carefree, Queen Creek, Guadalupe – which he said amounts to about 50 grade, middle and high schools,” Jason Volentine wrote. read more

$40 million Dollar Bimbo Susan Rice Has Ties To Iran

When Obama rails against the 99% with Warren Buffett at his side crying that the wealthy should “pay their fair share,” oddly the name Susan Rice doesn’t come up. It’s odd because Rice is the wealthiest staff member in the Executive Department, amassing in the neighborhood of forty million dollars.

Where do these millions of dollars pour in from?

So the next time Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vows to annihilate Israel with a nuclear bomb, you can thank Susan Rice.

Below is an article with Rice’s financial disclosure
Rice has an endless number of investments in companies throughout the world. But her soft spot is companies that investment with Iran. Especially those that buy Iran’s billions of barrels in crude oil.

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Communist Party Parties Hearty USA ~ Thank Obama :(

ILLEGAL ACTION: NAACP Takes Over Polling Location

Stand DOWN? REALLY?? Smacks of Benghazi. Murderous lying left wing thugs.

After handing out water and advocating for President Obama, the NAACP members started handpicking and moving people to the front of a long voting line inside the polling place according to the incident report. After multiple complaints from voters about the line cutting, Rockford received a phone call from downtown telling her to “stand down.”

As early voting continued in Houston on Friday, an incident occurred that should serve as a shocking reminder that there are those who care nothing about voting rules and integrity. Members of the NAACP took over a polling location and broke multiple election laws. Despite repeated requested by a poll watcher, to halt their activities, the NAACP members continued with their pro-Obama rhetoric and moving certain people from the back of the line to the front. This is what Americans need to watch for in the closing days.

As report on Townhall.com, poll watcher Eve Rockford was absolutely stunned by what she saw going on at her polling location: read more

Democrats Turn Sandy (frankenstorm) Into a Political Storm

I will destroy the U.S.

Turning the tide on the Democrats, as they already begin to use this horrific storm as a political ploy, after all it was a liberal who said, Never let a crisis go to waste!!!

Instead of considering the devastation the people in the storms path are facing, they want to score a few political points, which only makes them look to be the asses they truly are…

On MSNBC this morning and CNN, there were Obama campaign aides on these network shows actually discussing how this storm could help Obama if they played it right.

Obama’s campaign party said this storm may actually help obama win the election…and Clinton wants to compare it to a Romney presidency.

It’s a crisis that would allow Obama to look as though he’s in command.  Obama in charge of the federal Treasury. Obama could make sure gasoline and food and whatever needs to be moved someplace gets moved immediately.  It was sick! rl

Lets be clear if they want to compare a storm to Washington, Sandy will be a mild storm compared to what Barack Obama has already done to this Nation in the last 4 years… 6 HUGE TRILLION dollars added to our already large deficit, with the promise of it hitting 20 TRILLION by the end of 2016 if he is re-elected.  Most of us could weather 2 more Sandy storms before we can weather one more 4 year obama presidency…

If obama wins again, it will be Sandy, an 9.9 earthquake,  Tsunami , and tornado all in one, only it will take you much longer to recover from another obama 4 year presidency….
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Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Publishes Surprise Cover On Romney, Obama

The Des Moines Register, regarded as one of the best election coverage papers in the country, had a telling front page headline today
Cedar Rapids, Ia. – This must be what momentum looks like.

It was a dramatic entrance into Iowa for Mitt Romney on Wednesday – as stirring music played, his campaign airplane touched down at the Eastern Iowa Airport, taxied toward a hangar and parked just 50 feet behind the stage, his campaign motto “Believe in America” visible along its fuselage.

Romney stepped down the jetway to meet a cheering, chanting crowd of more than 3,000 and deliver a high-energy speech that was by turns sharply critical of incumbent President Barack Obama and confidently optimistic about the nation’s future under new leadership.

Iowa remains a crucial swing state with seven electoral votes and although it has trended Obama in this cycle, the state is now polling locked, at 48% Obama 48% Romney.

As we reported on Wednesday, the Register is set to make its presidential endorsement this weekend.

 

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