Excerpts From Associated Press Article –
Indictments - Wed May 12, 8:36 pm ET
DES MOINES, Iowa – Nine people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of accessing President Barack Obama's student loan records while they were employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.
All nine are charged with exceeding authorized computer access. They are accused of gaining access to a computer at a Coralville office where they worked between July 2007 and March 2009, and accessing Obama's student loan records while he was either a candidate for president, president-elect or president.
Each of eight indictments posted by Wednesday night were brief, saying the charged individual "intentionally exceeded authorized access to a computer and thereby obtained information from a department and agency of the United States" and "intentionally accessed student loan records" of Obama without authorization.
Six of them are accused of accessing Obama's records when he was a candidate, according to the indictments online. One is accused of accessing the records when he was president-elect. An indictment for the ninth defendant was not immediately available online.
Arraignments are scheduled for May 24. The charge is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
I wonder what these people found out? You can bet they are under threat not to divulge anything to the press.
Why should all of Obamas' records be kept secret and sealed, or any other elected person for that matter?
When you are elected by the people for ANY position, your personal life is no longer personal....it comes with the territory....they all know that.
These people should not be punished for accessing what should be public information anyway. The people have a right to know if Obama has been Constitutionaly elected and Obama or any other presidential candidate has a duty to show that prior to their running.
The American people should demand he show his birth certificate and other documents or insist he step down!
The ramifications of this are too huge.
New Hawaii law shuns Obama birth
HONOLULU – It's now law in Hawaii that the state government can ignore repetitive requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law Wednesday a bill allowing state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is duplicative or substantially similar to a previous request.
The law is aimed at so-called "birthers," who claim Obama is ineligible to be president. They contend the Democratic president was born outside the United States, and therefore doesn't meet a constitutional requirement for being president.
Lingle didn't elaborate on her reasons for signing the bill, but state Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino previously issued statements saying that she's seen vital records that prove Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen.
Both Fukino and the state registrar of vital statistics have verified that the Health Department holds Obama's original birth certificate.
Health Department officials supported the law because the state still gets between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama's birth each week, most of them from outside Hawaii.
A few of those requesters file repeated inquiries seeking the same information, even after they're told state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.
Advocates for openness in government oppose the law because they fear it could be used to ignore legitimate requests for information.
The bill is SB2937.
Hawaii Legislature: http://capitol.hawaii.gov/
Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino expects us to blindly take her word that she's seen vital records that prove Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen? Anyone who does, should be considered a moron!
Obama campaign has spent millions in attorney fees defending law suits concerning this....WHY? Something so simple. All he had to do was produce it and millions could have saved. Why go to all that trouble and expense to hide something if he is legitimately President?
It's not just that....all of his records are sealed. I have never heard of such a thing as a person gaining access to the Presidency so secretively without showing he is even eligible to run.
If Fukino states the birth certificate exists then why hasn't it been shown?
Some people have been led to believe it HAS been shown but the CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH SIGNED BY THE DOCTOR HAS NEVER BEEN PRODUCED.
What went wrong at oil rig?
WASHINGTON – Bad wiring and a leak in what's supposed to be a "blowout preventer." Sealing problems that may have allowed a methane eruption. Even a dead battery, of all things.
New disclosures Wednesday revealed a complex cascade of deep-sea equipment failures and procedural problems in the oil rig explosion and massive spill that is still fouling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and threatening industries and wildlife near the coast and on shore.
Over the past 21 days more than 4 million gallons of oil have been released.
A senior BP executive, Lamar McKay, cautioned, "It's inappropriate to draw any conclusions before all the facts are known." But the documents established the firmest evidence to date of the sequence of catastrophic events that led to the explosion and worsening spill, a series of failures more reminiscent of the loss of the space shuttle Challenger than the wreck of the Exxon Valdez.
The April 20 BP rig explosion 40 miles off the Louisiana coast killed 11 people. Oil continuing to flow into Gulf waters threatens sensitive ecological marshes and wetlands and the region's fishing industry.
Congressional investigators revealed Wednesday that a key safety system, known as the blowout preventer, used in BP's oil-drilling rig in the Gulf had a hydraulic leak and a failed battery that probably prevented it from working as designed.
They said that BP documents and others also indicated conflicting pipe pressure tests should have warned those on the rig that poor pipe integrity may have been allowing explosive methane gas to leak into the well.
The well explosion unleashed a massive oil spill that after three weeks remains uncontained.
In other developments Wednesday:
• The White House asked Congress to raise the limits on BP's liability to cover damage from the spill beyond the $75 million cap now in law. It also wants oil companies to pay more into a federal oil spill cleanup fund.
BP president Lamar McKay said the company will pay any legitimate claim of damages beyond cleanup costs despite the federal cap.
Executives of the companies involved have sought to shift blame on one another at Senate and House hearings this week on the spill.
BP has cited the failure of the blowout preventer owned by Transocean, which in turn has raised questions about the cementing process conducted by Halliburton, a BP subcontractor.
Well, call me a conspiracy theory nut if you want, but I find some similarities between this oil spill and 9-11 twin towers.
After 9-11, the unconstitutional Patriot Act was rushed in, relieving us of some very precious rights in the name of terrorism...."to protect us". This catastrophy and what ensued after is IDENTICLE to what happened in 1930's Germany under Hitler when the Reichstag building was burned down, the largest building in Germany which housed Parliament, after which similar laws were passed, also in the name of terrorism to "protect the people". Evidence linking Hitler to that destruction surfaced decades later.
Coincidence? Absolutely not!
Now take a look at the oil spill. In spite of all the oil we have in this country, that if it were available, would make us non dependent on foriegn oil, the top eschelon of our government, controlled by the world bankers, WANT us to have continued dependency on foriegn oil.
How would they do that? By allowing or creating a tragedy like this? Don't forget the headlines in the paper the very next day....Obama put a freeze on all domestic oil drilling. Now they are talking about raising liability limits and charging other fees on oil companies which could drive most of the smaller compaies out of business or make it undesirable for them to drill.
You're probably saying....why would they do such a horrible thing, causing loss of life and such severe damage to our environment? The fact is, the world elitists don't care about yours' or anyone elses life, EXCEPT THEIR OWN, and in proportion to the whole world, which they aim to control, the area of this spill is just a tiny percentage, they don't care.
BP, the oil company involved was owned by the Rockefeller family, elitist world bankers who head up the "New World Order". The most likely still have control of that company. Haliburton is also involved in this....oh my gosh!
When you see names like these, that have been anchored in our system, popping up from time to time as to their involvement in scandals or catastrophies, you have to wonder.
I can almost guarantee, you won't be seeing anymore domestic oil drilling.