Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Obamacare Website

EDITOR:

As a follow-up to Mr. Tim Hoel of Camino’s letter “Obamacare’s burdens,” is another in the continual morass of the Obama White House and its “in your face” lawlessness. If you began a conversation about Barack Obama, only two words are needed to start and finish: “Chicago politician.”

Here’s something reported by Fox News on Dec. 2 and again by The Wall Street journal on Dec. 3:

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare Website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of 1985, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment Website at Healthcare.gov.

CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company. Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. Toni Townes-Whitley is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998. George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare Website contact.

So, let’s see if we can connect the dots here:

1. No American companies considered
2. A Canadian company hired
3. No bid contract for $93 million
4. Top executive at Website building firm went to school with Michelle Obama
5. Previous experience is building the gun registry for Canadian government.
6. Fired by Canadian government for overruns that cost Canada $100 million
7. Overruns for Obamacare enrollment Website now costing U.S. $678 million and still going up.

WAYNE WOOLSEY
Pollock Pines

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  • EvelynDecember 09, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    . . . not to mention the fact that reportedly an Internet giant had offered to build the Obamacare website for free. HERE

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  • 1036-FrankDecember 10, 2013 - 8:32 am

    The Ali-Bummer's and their forty thieves are always multiplying and diverting tax dollars by stealing what they can while they can and they have taken theft, graft, and corruption to all new levels while at the same time putting a new 100 million US residents into permanent poverty because they "care" so much, while at the same time keeping the border open for an illegal invasion of millions of entitlement takers and voter recruits and replacement workers. The leftist media covers it up and the network left media is run by Bummer's supporters and their relatives and no matter how blatant, nothing, so far, will stop them as every scandal is met by the same he/she "knows nothing" "found out when you did" defense. Diverting hundreds of millions of tax dollars to old college radical "friends" is one of their trademark specialties. They hoped you didn't notice.

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  • Y I OughtaDecember 11, 2013 - 5:44 am

    It's good work, if you can get it.....eh?

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  • kggDecember 11, 2013 - 6:08 am

    kgg writes: there are several lies in this letter - two of them are 1. 16 companies - some of them usa companies - were asked to bid and four companies did 2. george schindler gave $1000 each to the president and to mitt romney for their campaigns - hardly the size of donation that would influence anything in a presidental race http://www.factcheck.org/2013/12/michelle-obama-and-cgi-federal/

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 7:15 am

    Two other words that go with the obama regime. Crony capitalism.

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  • Y I OughtaDecember 11, 2013 - 7:26 am

    I just read that the sign language interpreter at the Mandela ceremony was a fake. Surprised? Of course the obama supporters understood him perfectly.

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:07 am

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20131211/DAAK4RB00.html

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:10 am

    A fake signing for a fake. Makes perfect sense to me.

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:14 am

    "Nicole Du Toit, an official sign language interpreter who also watched the broadcast, said in a telephone interview that the man on stage purporting to sign was an embarrassment. "It was horrible, an absolute circus, really really bad," she said. "Only he can understand those gestures." South African parliament member Wilma Newhoudt, a member of the ruling party who is deaf, also said the man communicated nothing with his hand and arm movements. AP interviewed both Druchen, who also is deaf, and Newhoudt by telephone using an interpreter." -- Since obama communicates nothing with the spoken word how can someone be expected to interpret it though sign language? This report could have been solely about obama and not even mention the interpreter.

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  • R.j. CarterDecember 11, 2013 - 8:20 am

    It's possible that all Obama's BS just gave the the guy doing sign language a stroke...Same affect he has on me...

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:27 am

    One only needs to understand a couple of universal signs to interpret his majesty. Shoving the fist in the air in an UP YOURS gesture and using your finger and your thumb to make the shape of an "L" on your forehead.

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 10:37 am

    There is another possibility. It could be that the interpreter recited obama word for word and those watching without audio and the instantaneous schmoozing of the leftist media to offer cover for His Emptiness they just realized he actually has nothing to say. How to you sign all symbolism and zero substance?

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  • lohnDecember 11, 2013 - 8:50 am

    And who can forget that FDR knew ahead of time that the Japanesee would bomb Pearl Harbor. But his hate of America was so great that he did nothing. Then LBJ had Kennedy killed by the Mafia and, of course, Hillary killed her secret lover Vince Foster. Worst of all, of course, was Dubya ordering the destruction of the World Trade Center, and a hit on the Pentagon for good measure. So much hateful fantasy, so little common sense!!!

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  • T-RayDecember 11, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Then explain the following. My father read the war alert orders signed by FDR and posted on the bulletin board at Wheeler Field, HI a few weeks before Dec. 7. They were ordered to have the planes dispersed, armed and periodically warmed up. They were issued side arms and ammunition, told to load and chamber a shell. That is how close to war they were a week before Thanksgiving in Nov. '41. During the first week of Dec., the local paper predicted the attach for that weekend. On Fri. Dec. 5, they were disarmed, the planes were parked in front of the hangers and precision aligned for a general's and admiral's inspection of the islands that was to occur Sat. morning. They were ordered to be in dress uniform for the inspection which did not occur. That night they were issued passes to go to town for the first time in a month. You can guess what deprived GI's do when getting long awaited pass. Dad went to town and saw a movie serial called Don Winslow in the Navy, "The Attack on Pearl Harbor". The next morning he experienced the real thing, saw the first bomb fall being knocked unconscious by it. His tent mates were not so lucky. What admiral or general would rescind a presidential war alert to hold a damn inspection?

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  • T-RayDecember 11, 2013 - 6:55 pm

    I'm sorry, the last lines should be in quotes as they are the exact words my father said many times.

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  • Y I OughtaDecember 11, 2013 - 8:50 am

    And one that only needs one finger.

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:55 am

    That one is covered by the 800 number to obamacare.

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  • Y I OughtaDecember 11, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Who left the gate open¿

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 8:53 am

    R.j. it looks as though Time magazine recognized the new popes anti-capitalism/pro-Marxism position since they have named him person of the year. This is reminiscent of awarding obama the noble peace prize in recognition of him being a radical leftist and nothing else. Before any of you mind numb lemmings try and claim another motive for Time's choice you should know I grew up in a house that received Time magazine every week from the early 60's thru the mid 80's. I have read more copies of it than any of you have ever seen and I witnessed their transition from a news magazine to a leftist rag. It isn't an accident that I understand leftism better than all of you who subscribe to it.

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  • R.j. CarterDecember 11, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Also...Can anyone bang their head against the wall hard enough to ever forget Bill (Mac Daddy) Clinton being crowned 2013 "father of the year" by the The National Father’s Day Council???

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  • Y I OughtaDecember 11, 2013 - 10:28 am

    R J there aren't enough bandaids in a box or asprin in a bottle to cure that.

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  • cookie65December 11, 2013 - 11:32 am

    obamacare is just another excuse to spend other people's money with complete abandon. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/366052/connecticut-health-exchange-buys-three-murals-24980-each-zachary-janowski

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  • Dink LaneDecember 11, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Both Mrs. Obama & Toni Townes-Whitley were members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni..... and, ..... and.... Townes-Whitley went to a White House party..... (Maybe that's how Bush & Cheney got AT&T to do a data dump for the NSA?).......... WOW, that's got to be the beginning of a CONSPIRACY...... Mrs. Obama KNEW she was going to be first lady back in 1985!...... RIGHT? (She probably was in on the FAKE Birth Certificate too.) ....... Oh yes, Tucker 'Bogus facts' Carlson (and close personal friend of Dennis 'ACORN hustler' O'Keeffe)......... said "it was a NO-bid contract!"......... I know, I know, Bloomberg News, Boston Globe, and FactCheck.org. along with the company CGI..... said that's NOT true..... BUT all us 'Deep-Thinkers' know that FOX NEWS and the DailyCaller.......wouldn't stretch the TRUTH.... Right Wayne?....

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  • Hal CouparDecember 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Hi Wayne Go to Snopes.com And look under-Toni Townes-Whitley and HealthCare.gov Web Site Development- It will give you some more Information on the Subject. Like ,CGI initial bid and contract with the Department of Health and Human Services started in 2007 and how it developed from there. I think the President at the time was Pres Bush. Hal Coupar

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