Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No 774 "En mi opinion" Octubre 22, 2014

No 774 “En mi opinión” Octubre 22, 2014


The End of obama…

 Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  

The public has tired of Barack Obama. More and more polling is beginning to reflect that and, given the latest Associated Press and Reuters polling, I wonder if some pollsters showing very close races are actually overcompensating because of 2012.
 That point is worth considering first. Having talked to a number of pollsters, both Democrat and Republican, there are a few good, credible pollsters who called 2012 right who wonder if some pollsters are overcompensating. In 2012, a number of polling companies, including Gallup and Rasmussen, got the results very wrong. They overestimated Romney’s strength and underestimated a host of demographics turning out for President Obama.
Several pollsters I have talked to, who do not see the closeness some pollsters are seeing and who called 2012 right, think other pollsters may be over-correcting to try to avoid their own 2012. In the process, these pollsters may be getting 2014 wrong. It does seem, at the state by state level, there are a few races that look a lot closer than they should be — particularly now that we know Democrats have missed their voter registration targets significantly in a number of states.
That leads us back to the President.
Two of the polls that got 2012 right were the Associated Press/GfK poll and the Reuters/Ipsos poll. According to Reuters, the President is at 61% disapproval among likely voters. In the Associated Press poll, 60% of likely voters disapprove of the President. Further, the AP poll has the GOP ahead by eight percentage points in the generic ballot. For perspective, the AP had the GOP ahead by +7 in 2010. Even female voters are moving toward the GOP.
Most interestingly, while the GOP is not well liked by voters, the party leads the Democrats on most every issue. Whether national security or the economy, voters want the GOP over the Democrats.
These are startlingly terrible numbers for the President just as early voting kicks off pretty much everywhere. With the President’s numbers so bad and the GOP’s numbers so good, it makes you wonder what is going on in the state level polling that shows so many races so close. That national polling trickles down to states.
Perhaps there is some over-compensation and over-correction that is, ironically, going to cause a lot of pollsters to repeat the mistakes of 2012. There is no evidence that the voters who vote for Barack Obama are the Democrats’ voters. They are Barack Obama’s voters.
They did not show up for him in 2010 and the hysteria and race baiting the Democrats have stooped to in these final weeks suggests they know these voters will not show up for him in 2014 either.
The end of Barack Obama’s Presidency approaches.


U.S. Air Dropped Weapons To ISIS By Accident. [EMO: But you believed that ebama do this accidentally? LRGM.]

How do you be this completely incompetent? This is unbelievable. Obama has more blood on his hands.
Check it out:
In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani.
An ISIS-associated YouTube account posted a new video online Tuesday entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.” The video was also posted on the Twitter account of “a3maq news,” which acts as an unofficial media arm of ISIS. The outfit has previously posted videos of ISIS fighters firing American made Howitzer cannons and seizing marijuana fields in Syria.
ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weaponsduring its rampage across Iraq. ISIS videos have showed its fighters driving U.S. tanks, MRAPs, Humvees. There are unconfirmed reports ISIS has stolen three fighter planes from Iraqi bases it conquered.
“EMO” Si es un accidente, entonces hay muchísima más gente en el gobierno comiendo mierda de los que creiamos. LRGM


#10.  I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my German Shepherd.
 #9.  I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn't.
 #8.  I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
 #7.  I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
 #6.  I vote Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.  I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
 #5.  I vote Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
 #4.  I vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.
 #3. I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves.  They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.
 #2.  I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
 … And, the #1 reason I vote Democrat is because I think it's better to pay $billions$ for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle,gopher, or fish here in America.  We don't care about the beetles, gophers, or fish in those other countries.
Iknow you all will appreciate this definition.  The best description of Obamacare so far:  
Remember when Nancy Pelosi said:  “We have to pass it, to find out what's in it."
 A physician called into a radio show and said:  "That's the definition of a stool sample."

White House Covers Up Obama’s Unpaid Bills.  [“EMO” Entonces además de ser el peor presidente en la historia de los USA. Tambien es un Maruga-Mala-Paga.LRGM]

The White House is doubling down on its lame effort to hide the president’s mildly embarrassing confession that he left unpaid bills in his Chicago home when he took up residence in the White House.
Check it out:
The White House censored the Monday night transcript of Obama’s speech at a Chicago fundraiser to hide his confession of unpaid bills.
The pool reporter at the event, however, included a mention of the statement in her initial Monday night report, and then highlighted the censored passage in a late-night email to reporters.
But the White House pushed back Tuesday morning by issuing an edited transcript that claimed the embarrassing statement was inaudible.

Obama: US Ebola Crisis Is A Media Myth

President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate.
“The Ebola crisis … [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser.
“To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.”
Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed, “people are still anxious” about the Middle East, Russia’s slow-motion invasion of Ukraine, the Islamic jihadis in Iraq and the media-magnified fear of Ebola.

·         Control de figuras claves en el gobierno a travez del chantaje el soborno y la intimidacion.
·         Control de las mayors cadnas noticiosas a travez del chantaje el soborno y la intimidacion.
·         Control de las armas para evitar que los ciudadanos se revelen.
·         Control de los bancos y compañias financieras.
·         Chequeo de las finanzas personales a travez de los bancos, tarjetas de crédito y debito.
·         Debilitar la economia regalando billones de dolares a paises extrangeros, botando otros billones en cosas que no ayudan a los ciudadanos o la economia del pais, delapidando otros trillones en proyectos negros (ciudades y tunes a millas debajo de la tierra) que solo ayudan a la minoria.
·         Quitarle los cargos a militares de alto rango que se niegan a asesinar a ciudadanos del pais y poner a otros que si estan dispuestos a hacerlo.
·         Proponiendo la entrada desmedida al pais de cientos de miles de inmigrantes sin visas que pueden venir con enfermedades contajiosas y que solo crearan mas caerencia y problemas de salud en el pais.
·         Creando en laboratorios viruses contajiosos mortales (SIDA y Ebola) y luego dejando que personas de los paises donde inocularon a pobres infelices con esos viruses y donde ahora la epidemia se multiplica de forma rapida puedan entrar libremente al pais para que miles o millones se infesten y mueran tambien.
·         Poniendo todos los huevos en la misma canasta (cinco porteaviones atomicos en un mismo sitio invitando un ataque comoel del Pearl Harbor.)
·         Crear la necesida para iniciar una tercera Guerra mundial donde solo se salvarian aquellos que esten a salvo en ciudades y tuneles a millas de profundidad debajo de la tierra.

Breaking: Canadian Soldier In Critical Condition Due To Possible ISIS Attack in Quebec

The Prime Minster is refusing to confirm or deny the terrifying report.

According to reports out of the Quebec city of St. Jean sur Richelieu, a man went on a frenzied rampage targeting members of the military after he was heard speaking about the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
CJAD reported the man entered a Department of National Defense office late Monday morning and, prior to exiting, spoke to at least one individual inside about the Islamic extremist network. Upon leaving the military office, reports indicate he got into a vehicle and struck two soldiers, critically injuring one and leaving the other with less severe injuries.
After driving away from the scene, the man apparently lost control of his vehicle, which flipped several times and came to rest in a ditch. Police caught up with the suspect and fired on him, striking him at least five times. The unidentified man was initially hospitalized in critical condition. Subsequent reports indicate he later died from his injuries.
Local leaders are asking the community to refrain from categorizing the incident as a terror attack until an investigation is complete; however, speculation continues to abound that the motivation behind this hit-and-run was Islamic extremism.
Shortly after the suspect was shot, the matter was discussed before the House of Commons. So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has only confirmed that he is “aware of these reports”; and police have been similarly tight-lipped.

Estos son algunos de  los Oficiales Sacados por ebala de las fuerzas armadas de USA. 
¿Con quién vamos a pelear???

Here is the list of our military elite who have been purged or fired under Obama:

Commanding Generals fired:
· General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
· Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
· Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
· Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
· Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
· Major General Charles MM. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
· General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
· Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point , NY (2013)
· Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
· General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
· Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico 's Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
· General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
· General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
· General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
· Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
· Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
· Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
· Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:

· Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
· Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
· Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
· Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)
· Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
· Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
· Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)
· Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
· Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
· Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
· Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham  
   Lincoln (Mar 2011)
· Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
· Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
· Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego 
  (Apr 2011)
· Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific 
  (Mar 2011)
· Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
· Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
· Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier
  Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
· Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
· Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota , U.S. Navy Comander Naval Activitis Spain.   
   (April 1912)
 .Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station  
   Whidbey Island , WA (Apr 2011)
· Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
· Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
· Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
· Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island , WA (Jul 2011)
· Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville , TN (Jul 2011)
· Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
· Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
· Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)
  Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
· Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
· Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
· Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
· Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
· Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station's Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic
  (Sep 2012)
· Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
· Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
· Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
· Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
· Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
· Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
· Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
· Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
· Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
· Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
· Commander Dennis Klein- US. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
· Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
· Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
· Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
· Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL 
  (Nov 2012)
· Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
· Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxe

Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

Over a three-year period, the Defense Department put about 8,600 employees on leave for one to three months, nearly 900 for three months to a year and 123 for more than a year, a GAO report said. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
 Lisa Rein October 20  
Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.
During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone.
The extensive use of administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing discipline to “rare circumstances” in which the employee is considered a threat. The long-standing rules were written in an effort to curb waste and deal quickly with workers accused of misconduct.
And the comptroller general, the top federal official responsible for auditing government finances and practices, has repeatedly ruled that federal workers should not be sidelined for long periods for any reason.
But a report by the Government Accountability Office, first made public by The Washington Post on its Web site Monday, found that 53,000 civilian employees were kept home for one to three months during the three fiscal years that ended in September 2013. About 4,000 were idled for three months to a year and several hundred for one to three years. This is the first time the government has calculated the scope and cost of administrative leave.
Auditors found that supervisors used wide discretion in putting employees on leave, including for alleged violations of ­government rules and laws, whistleblowing, doubts about trust­worthiness, and disputes with colleagues or bosses. Some employees remain on paid leave while they challenge demotions and other punishments.
While the employees stayed home, they not only collected paychecks but also built their pensions, vacation and sick days and moved up the federal pay scale.
“Six months went by, and we didn’t hear anything,” said Scott Balovich, who was put on administrative leave from his IT systems job at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Alaska. “You’re so anxious. You don’t know if you’ve got a job. You’re getting paid, but it’s no vacation.”
Balovich, who makes $108,000 a year, was paid not to work while investigators examined how pornographic images had gotten onto his computer hard drive. He ultimately was cleared of any personal involvement and returned to his job last week. His attorney, Debra D’Agostino, a founder of the Federal Practice Group, said he “got stuck in the inertia of bureaucracy.”
The GAO report almost certainly understates the extent and cost of administrative leave because the figures examined by the auditors were incomplete. The numbers reviewed account for only about three-fifths of the federal workforce since not all government agencies keep track of the practice.
The Office of Personnel Management rule book lists dozens of reasons for allowing paid leave, such as donating an organ, house-hunting before a job transfer and attending the funeral of a relative in the military. Snow days also are permitted.
But these require only a few hours or days — not the months and years that the GAO discovered are common at more than 100 federal agencies.
“It’s not authorized by any law,” said Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), referring to the cases that drag on. “Bureaucrats are abusing it.”
Grassley, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, requested the GAO report. Grassley is working with Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) on legislation that would narrowly define the circumstances in which employees can be kept home. Pay would be limited to a few days, congressional aides said.
OPM regulations, which govern personnel practices across the government, say an employee faced with a proposed disciplinary action “will remain in a duty status” except in “rare circumstances” when he or she poses a threat to himself or others, is at risk of stealing government property or jeopardizes “legitimate government interests.” That rule, which dates to 1980, was adopted on the heels of the last major shake-up of the federal civil service as part of a push to curb waste and fraud and make agencies more accountable to taxpayers.
Even earlier than that, the comptroller general began to make clear that extended paid leave was not appropriate. As long ago as 1958, for instance, the comptroller general said that an employee under investigation for wrongdoing “may be relieved from duty and continued in a pay status for 24 hours or so.” That was the first of a dozen such rulings issued by the comptroller general since then.
At many private companies, paid leave is rarely used, if at all, and lasts a few days at most, personnel experts said. An employee accused of wrongdoing either stays at the office and is reassigned or is suspended without pay.
“The private sector is focused on operating efficiently,” said Kathy Albarado, chief executive of Helios HR, a consulting firm based in Northern Virginia. Many of Helios’s clients are government contractors that cannot bill the government for salaries if employees are on paid leave. “So they’re motivated to ensure they’re resolving any dispute quickly,” Albarado said.
Shortly before Balovich went back to work at NOAA, the agency official in charge of his case apologized in an e-mail for keeping him at home so long. “I agree that the process has been way, way too lengthy,” Jim Balsiger, the regional administrator for NOAA fisheries in Alaska, wrote to him, saying the case had to be processed through various government offices.
Balsiger’s deputy, Doug Mecum, said in an interview: “We weren’t in control of the timeline. People and players above us were in control.”
A NOAA spokesman, citing privacy laws, declined to comment on the specifics of Balovich’s case.
In another case, a former acting inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security was put on paid leave in April while he was investigated for allegedly misusing his office and soft-pedaling reports about misbehavior by Secret Service agents. Before he was sent home, Charles Edwards resigned his post and transferred to a different job in the department.
DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron confirmed that Edwards remains on leave but declined to say how long it will last. Edwards did not respond to a telephone message left at his home seeking comment.
“Unless you think somebody is going to get a gun and shoot people, then send them to work,” said Jeffrey Neal, a longtime federal personnel manager who retired in 2011 as the DHS human capital chief. “If they’re sitting there, you’re going to be reminded, ‘We have to do something about Betty Lou.’ ”
There is no law addressing administrative leave. Brenda Roberts, OPM deputy associate director for pay and leave, said agencies have used their own discretion in putting workers on paid leave.
The OPM has at times given guidance to managers across government on how it should be used, she said, adding that “we’ve always stated it’s for brief periods of time.”
Spokesmen for several agencies, when asked why they sidelined hundreds or thousands of employees for long periods, said they rely on the OPM for guidance.
“Administrative leave ... is generally limited to special situations involving brief absences,” Defense Department spokesman Nathan Christensen said in a statement. It “may, in limited circumstances, be granted on an extended basis for situations such as security clearance reviews, or other due process situations where such leave is deemed to be in the interest of the Department.”
The GAO found that the Defense Department put about 8,600 employees on leave for one to three months, nearly 900 for three months to a year and 123 for more than a year.
In a move rare for federal agencies, the Justice Department has taken steps to rein in the use of administrative leave, limiting it to 10 workdays unless the assistant attorney general for administration approves a longer period.
“It became very clear to us that managers were putting people on administrative leave because it was the easiest thing to do,” said Robert Diegelman, who wrote the policy in 2002, when he was a high-level official at the Justice Department. “Too often it went on forever.”
That’s how it seemed for Hayley Dikeman, a wildlife biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Tulsa who was sent home for six months after she disagreed repeatedly with an environmental decision by the agency and argued with her supervisors. She said she was upset that the agency had allowed a company in Oklahoma to lay a utility line without first studying how it might affect the habitat of an endangered beetle.
The biologist said she questioned the agency’s integrity and accused it of giving industry special treatment. Agency officials said she exhibited “disrespectful” behavior toward her supervisors, she recalled. She was suspended without pay before being put on paid leave. “They just didn’t want to deal with her,” said her attorney, Debra Roth.
Claiming she was a whistleblower, Dikeman took her case to the Office of Special Counsel, which began investigating whether she had suffered from retaliation. She said that a separate internal investigation found in her favor and that she is now back at work.
Jessica Kershaw, spokeswoman for the Interior Department, Fish and Wildlife’s parent agency, said in a statement that it had “completed its review and made recommendations for appropriate disciplinary and corrective actions. Because these recommendations are subject to further review and negotiations of a privileged nature, we are unable to comment further.”
Roth, who is general counsel for the Senior Executives Association, which represents 7,000 government executives, said the OPM is partly responsible for the abuses of administrative leave.
The “OPM has turned a blind eye to this, and it’s shameful,” she said. “There’s no sense of urgency.”

Investiga conducta sospechosa en la administración del Aeropuerto de Miami

• Le demoran solicitud de registros públicos a

MIAMI 22 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014,—En estamos desde hace varias semanas llevando a cabo una investigación relacionada con lo que hasta ahora parecen irregularidades ocurridas dentro de la dirigencia del Departamento de Aviación de Miami Dade, irregularidades que apuntan a ser de carácter sospechosas y que tienden a beneficiar a íntimos amigos, mientras que a otros los hacen “entrar por el proceso oficial”, esto es inmoral, ilegal y debe ser investigado por los comisionados, el Inspector General o una agencia Federal. ha solicitado registros públicos, que hasta el momento se nos han demorado, aun cuando nos ampara la “ley de 119 de Public Records”.
Son muchas las personas que desde MIA nos envían información, incluyendo personal de “Aviation Department”, pero debemos primero obtener los registros públicos que hasta ahora no han llegado.
Estamos en presencia de otorgación de concesiones sin pasar por el proceso de licitación, íntimos amigos que consiguen concesiones, sin que existan documentos por el medio, “cuando alguien solicita una concesión en MIA debe al menos existir un fax o un e-mail o algún tipo de correspondencia entre funcionarios de Aviation Department y la persona interesada”, nos dijo una fuente, sin embargo este no es el caso en el Aeropuerto de Miami.
Desde el aeropuerto nos llegan informaciones bastante preocupantes que señalan al Director Emilio González como una persona buena, pero que está llevando a MIA por un mal camino, implantando la política del “amiguismo”.
Desde que González fue nombrado como Director del Departamento de Aviación, entró haciendo cambios a lo que antes había hecho José Abreu, “fue como un elefante entrando en una locería”, nos dijo una de las fuentes del aeropuerto que nos mantiene al tanto de todo lo que ocurre en las mismas oficinas del Director.
Poco después que González llegó a Miami Aviations, canceló el proyectado Airport City, su administración redujo la idea original, prevista para ser construida en 33 acres adyacentes a MIA a solo 9 acres, el plan inicial podría traerle ganancias por medio billón de dólares al condado durante los 50 años que la empresa Odebrecht lo estaría operando, por su parte  González propuso que fuera el condado Miami Dade  quien construya un hotel de 400 habitaciones ya que de acuerdo con un estudio hecho por Miami Aviations, demostraba que daría un retorno en 5 años de $18.5 millones, algo que se había tratado de hacer antes por otras administraciones.
Según funcionarios del aeropuerto que pidieron no ser identificados, este giro del condado en cancelar proyectos como el de Airport City es peligroso con futuros licitadores, ya que no tendrán mucha confianza a la hora de someterse al concurso de un contrato, corren el riesgo de una vez ganado sea cancelado, y esto haría que buenas empresas no sometan licitaciones, ocurran menos ofertas, los precios subirán y al final le costará dinero a los contribuyentes.
Si a esto le sumamos otorgación de concesiones sin tener que pasar por el proceso de licitación, que moral hay entonces para que otras concesiones existentes y futuras tengan que pasar por licitaciones pagando más que las que el director favorece.
Otro grave problema que confronta MIA es la deuda  que actualmente pasa de los $400 millones, de acuerdo con fuentes contactadas,  aunque cuando terminen de pagarla en los próximos 37 años la deuda seria exageradamente alta calculada en miles de millones, teniendo en cuenta que  por ahora solo se están pagando intereses. continuará  esperando por los registros solicitados desde hace un mes, ya que nuestros lectores se merecen conocer todos los detalles de las irregularidades que se están cometiendo en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami.

Sugerencia de Oscar Fraga sobre las próximas elecciones:
Las elecciones del próximo martes 4 de noviembre son de suma importancia para el futuro de nuestro gran país.  No debemos pensar como demócratas ni como republicanos, sino como americanos.  Tenemos que votar por candidatos que representen los mismos valores que hicieron a los Estados Unidos la gran nación que siempre fue. Tenemos que tener en mente que los ciudadanos son el gobierno, "We the People."  El presidente, los miembros del congreso y nuestros jueces son solo parte de ese gobierno y no una entidad que tiene el poder absoluto sobre cada uno de sus ciudadanos.
Es vital que cada uno de nosotros salgamos a votar ese día y que nos eduquemos acerca de cada uno de los candidatos.  Lo mismo digo sobre cada una de las enmiendas que aparecerán en la boleta. Lo importante es salir a votar.  

Los anuncios que estamos viendo en la televisión y oyendo en la radio dejan mucho que desear.  Atacan al oponente pero ellos mismos no nos dicen que piensan hacer si ellos son electos.  Mucho de estos anuncios están llenos de mentiras y de información totalmente errónea y mal intencionada.  
Por vivir en diferentes distritos, cada uno de nosotros tendremos candidatos y enmiendas diferentes.  También habrá casos en los cuales hay candidatos y enmiendas por lo que todos nosotros votaremos.  

Le sugiero que consideren a los siguientes candidatos y a las explicaciones que los acompañan en la mayoría de los casos.  También les sugiero que consideren como votar en las enmiendas y las explicaciones que las acompañan.  Pero cada uno de Uds. sabrá cómo quieren votar ese día.
1.  Para gobernador y vicegobernador: Rick Scott y Carlos López Cantera.  Rick Scott tomó las riendas del estado en un momento en que el desempleo estaba sumamente alto y miles de familias tenían sus propiedades en foreclosure.  Charlie Cris fue republicano, independiente y ahora demócrata.  Dice que va a subir el salario mínimo y ésto suena muy lindo, pero eso es una función del gobierno federal y no el de un estado.  Ninguno de los candidatos son santos pero hay veces que hay que elegir el menos de dos males.
2.  Para fiscal general:  Pam Bondi
3.  Para Funcionario Principal de Finanzas:  Jeff Atwater
4.  Para Comisionado de Agricultura:  Adam Putnam
5.  Representante ante el Congreso, Distrito 23:  Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
6.  Representante ante el Congreso, Distrito 24:  Carlos Curbelo.  José "Joe" García es su oponente.  Esta en estos momentos siendo investigado por un caso federal y no olvidemos que el dice que "Communism works."
7.  Representante Estatal, Distrito 100:  Martin a. "Marty" Feigenbaum
8.  Representante Estatal, Distrito 103:  Manny Díaz, Jr.  No tiene nada que ver con el que fué alcalde de la Ciudad de Miami y terminó siendo millonario en pocos años.
9.  Representante Estatal, Distrito 105:  Carlos Trujillo
10. Representante Estatal, Distrito 110:  Jose Oliva
11. Representante Estatal, Distrito 111:  Votar por uno 
12. Representante Estatal, Distrito 112:  Daniel Díaz Leyva
13. Representante Estatal, Distrito 114:  Erik Fresen
14. Representante Estatal, Distrito 115:  Michael Bileca
15. Representante Estatal, Distrito 116:  Jose Felíx Díaz/Carmen Sotomayor
16. Representante Estatal, Distrito 118:  Frank Artiles
17. Representante Estatal, Distrito 119:  Jeanette M. Nuñez
18: Tasador de Inmuebles:  Pedro J. García.  El ha estudiado toda su vida para esa posición.  Gracias a el, nuestros impuestos a la propiedad bajaron cuando el estaba en ese cargo.  Su contrincante es Eddy Gonzalez, no luce una mala persona, pero no sabe mucho sobre la posición de tasador ya que por años fué un Representante Estatal.  
19. Enmienda #1-Water and Land Convervation-Conservación de Aguas y Tierras:  No.  (Suena bonito, sobre todo cuando dicen que no nos subiran nuestros impuestos.  Aqui es para que el gobierno sigan comprando tierras y más tierras y hacer más y más regulaciones.  ¿Sabian que apróximadamente el 80% de las tierras del estado de Nevada han sido compradas por el gobierno?  Todo en nombre del calentamiento global, etc.-  Esto se pica y se extiende!!!)  Tengan mucho cuidado porque el lobo viene vestido de obeja.
20. Enmienda #2-Marihuana:  No.  Ya el estado de la Florida tiene la ley Charlotte Webb firmada por el gobernador Rick Scott que permite la venta de la marihuna medicinal a personas que de verdad lo necesitan.  Lean lo que ha pasado en el estado de Colorado después que ellos votaron a favor.  Ahora la mayoria de los usuarios son jovenes entre los 20 y los 35 años.  Ya estan haciendo galleticas de marihuana y hasta un aceite de cocinar de marihuana.  La marihuana es adictiva, afecta al cerebro y es el primer paso al uso de drogas mas fuertes.  Suena muy bonito como no las quieren vender.
21.  Enmienda #3-Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes:  No.  Esta perfecto de la manera que se hace.  No hace falta que cambien el proceso que esta en vigencia hoy en día.  Eso le daria un poder a los gobernadores de poner a sus amigos ya Uds. saben para que.
22.  Preguntas del Condado-Enmienda para permitir bibliotecas en parques:  No.  Ya tenemos suficientes bibliotecas y con las que tenemos ellos tienens problemas asi que como ahora ellos quieren bibliotecas en los parques.  Parece que le esta patinando el coco.
23.  Preguntas del Condado-  Eximir al Parque Regional de Fútbol de Miami-Dade del Articulo 7:  No.  Esto es un arma de doble filo.
24.  Preguntas del Condado-  Permitir terrenos para acampar y alojamientos/cabañas en el Parque de Matecumbe:  No.  Esto también esta dudoso.Ya tenemos bastantes lugares de alojamientos y para acampar.  Esto impactaria negativamente el medio ambiente de la zona.  ¿Quién sera el contratista y el dueño de esos alojamientos y lugares de acampar?  
25.  Enmienda para eximir del Articulo 7  la ampliación de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida en los predios de la Fería de la Juventud:  No.  FIU ya tiene bastante tierra.  Ya estan tomando tierras del otro lado de la Calle 8.  Tienen un Campo Universitario en el Norte que hay que decirle Ud.  Quiere tomar los mangos bajitos con el hecho de que le den esos terrenos.  En esos terrenos se llevan a caba muchas actividades para nuestra comunidad.  Pienso que lo mudarian para Homestead.  ¿Cuantas familias pueden ir a Homestead?  También FIU ha hecho muchas cosas en contra de los estudiantes.  Cursos lo dividen en dos sesiones para cobrar más, se quedan con parte del dinero de Florida Pre-paid,etc.  En fin, son un pulpo que lo quiren acaparar todo.  
26.  Imponer otro impuesto a la propiedad para cubrir el gasto de construir una Corte que reemplaze el edificio del Cielito Lindo:  No.  Ya no podemos con otro impuesto mas.  Si el edificio de la corte esta asi es porque el Condado la dejo ponerse asi.  ¿Dónde han estado los inspectores todos estos años?  Solo piensen lo que le pasaria a Uds. si pusieran algo fuera de codigo en su propiedad o no cortaran el pasto por un tiempo. . . Si, le iban a poner una tremenda multa.  Recuerden lo que paso con el impuesto al Jackson Hospital.  Ahora tenemos que pagar ese impuesto y el dinero que el hospital recibia del estado se lo han quitado y se los han dado a otros hospitales alrededor del estado.

27.  Juez del Condado, Grupo 19:  Frank Bocanegra
28.  ¿Se deberian retener en sus cargos los tres jueces del Tribunal de Apelaciones:  Thomas Logue, Barbara Lagoa, y Vance E. Salter?  (He tratado de encontrar información sobre ellos y la poca información que esta disponible dice que han desempeñado bien su cargo).  
Piensen en todos los puntos antes mencionados.  Recuerden, la decisión es suya.  Compartan cualquier información que piensen que es importante con sus familiares y amigos.  Pidanles que voten por cualquiera de los candidatos que ellos merecen que se merecen su voto, pero que voten.
Están son mis sugerencias para las próximas elecciones el martes 4 de noviembre del 2014.
Usted debe votar por quien usted desee. LRGM
Esta es Boleta electoral  del próximo Noviembre  Martes 4, 2014 en Miami Dade.
GOBERNADOR Y VICEGOBERNADOR Rick Scott REP 17 Carlos Lopez-Cantera
REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL, DISTRITO 100 Martin A. “Marty” Feigenbaum REP 30
REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL, DISTRITO 116  Jose Felix Diaz   REP 52    Carmen Sotomayor REP 54
No voten por Eddie González para tasador de inmuebles, porque es un aliado de Carlos Giménez para subirnos los impuestos.  
Financiamiento de Proyectos del Tribunal  mediante la Emisión de Bonos de Obligación  General:  Hacer una nueva corte con dinero de los contribuyentes. Vote NO/.
Lázaro R. González Miño

En mi opinión