08/17/17

Don’t Fall For Leftists Dividing Us Racially to Get Trump

By: Lloyd Marcus

As a proud grateful American who happens to be black, I am frustrated by Leftists’/fake news media’s frenzied exploitation of the racial violence in Charlottesville. How can justice, peace, love and unity prevail when leftists are obsessed with using any and every opportunity to further its socialistic/progressive agenda and mission to overturn the peoples’ election of Trump? Leftists/fake news media promote their narrative that America as founded sucks; is eternally racist, sexist and homophobic. Leftists are not interested in truth, fairness or Americans getting along. Patriotic brotherhood would throw a wrench into Leftists’ American-white-males-are-the-source-of-all-evil-in-the-world story line.

Fake news media is having a cow over Trump rightfully and truthfully declaring all sides guilty of spreading racial hate in Charlottesville. Leftists refuse to acknowledge that black racism is just as evil as white racism. Where were Leftists when Black Lives Matter declared it open season on killing whites and cops? http://bit.ly/21yxsdQ The media for the most part was mute when Black Lives Matter marched down a NY street chanting, “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want it? Now!!” http://bit.ly/2uY2jqO

Unchallenged or criticized, Black Lives Matter has been inflicting violence across America; numerous incidents which include kidnapping and torturing a Trump supporter and attacking white families at state fairs. http://bit.ly/2p7UHnl Black teens set a 13 year old boy on fire for being white. http://nydn.us/1U6K6ik Have you heard any condemnation of Black Lives Matter from fake news media?

So how can we as right minded Americans of all races come together when Leftists who control most of the airways are committed to spreading division, hate and a one-sided bogus story line?

President Trump calling all racism evil was morally correct and presidential. Shamefully, Obama invited, praised and celebrated the extreme hate group Black Lives Matter at the White House. http://bit.ly/29ELFE3 Leftists believe it is morally right for blacks to hate whites. Leftists call me an Uncle Tom traitor to my black race for not reserving a certain amount of resentment and hate for my fellow Americans who are white.

Fake news media attempting to twist Trump’s unifying message to brand him racist is the height of moral bankruptcy and must be rejected by the American people. For far too long, we have shrugged our shoulders in frustration saying, “Oh well, that’s just the bias liberal media.” Meanwhile, Americans are suffering and dying due to fake news media’s insidious propaganda and hate generating lies.

Outrageously, a Leftist ad campaign instilled fear, hate and paranoia in black parents. The evil campaign absurdly instructed black parents to send their kids to school wearing bulletproof vests to protect them from racist cops. http://bit.ly/2tbHrgi

When do we the people say enough and hold Leftists/fake news media accountable for their crimes against all Americans? Please note. I am not advocating violence. I am advocating calling out Leftists/fake news media operatives, exposing them for the vile evil trash that they are; unworthy of our time, respect or support of their sponsors.

Remember, “All that is needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.”

My white wife of 40 years and I recently moved from Florida to a tiny town in West Virginia to be closer to our elderly sickly parents. Mine is one of a few black faces in town. We have experienced none of the stereotypical racism Leftists would have you believe about heartland America. Quite the opposite. Locals have bent over backwards to make Mary and I feel welcome. White neighbor Ron brought us corn from his huge garden; guaranteed to be the sweetest we have ever eaten. Ron was correct.

White local handyman and hunter Randy fixed our hot water heater for peanuts. He promised to keep us stocked in venison. Folks around here are big Trump supporters.

Watching fake news media’s relentless attempts to portray America as a hellhole of white supremacists who elected Trump is truly disheartening and evil. We simply cannot continue allowing them to get away with it. The stakes are too high. Allowing Leftists’ daily fueling of racial hate to go unabated puts American lives at risk.

The local internet provider cannot install wifi in our home until later this month. I’ve been using the wifi at the local country store. When I left the store the other evening an elderly white gentleman complete stranger cheerfully yelled as I was getting into my car, “Have a great evening son!” That gentleman represents the real typical white American of today. The majority of white Americans are not the rabid hate-filled racist fake news media relentlessly tells you they are. If Americans were racist, Obama could not have been elected for two terms considering that blacks are only 12% of the U.S. population.

Let’s stand together as Americans folks and just say “no” to Leftists’/fake news media’s hate-mongering. Brothers and sisters, “We Are Americans!” http://bit.ly/1AIVqp6

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist
http://LloydMarcus.com

08/17/17

Are Slowing Housing Starts Inflationary?

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

July’s housing starts were short of expectations, thus suggesting housing would add little to economic growth. The data suggests that July’s level was about half of the rate registered in early 2006. The reason for the short fall is not because of lack of demand, but from lot and labor shortages. Demand is there, but the product is not.

It is often written that real estate is all about location. Perhaps this is one axiom that I do agree with, for housing stocks are great in Detroit and Cleveland, but not in Westchester or Glen Allen.

Since 2009, demand for housing has outstripped supply. Approximately 1.4 million to 1.5 million housing units are required to meet demand. According to the 2015 census, housing demand was about 1 million units and housing supplies contracted by 418,000, thus suggesting “innate demand” is around 1.4 million units.

According to Bloomberg, since 2011, housing starts have averaged 994,000, thus suggesting a shortage of about 2.4 million units.

The lack of affordable housing in “desirable” locations is becoming a political issue where some are demanding legislative action. Additionally, home ownership is around 50 year lows. Ten years ago, home ownership was at a record.

I will not juncture into the politics of housing, but will write a major reason for the housing shortage is the result of Dodd Frank that has crushed the community banking industry that was responsible for lending to the smaller home builders that supplied about 30 to 35% of the nation’s housing stock.

I will comment, however, about the possible inflationary and monetary implications of a reduction in housing inventories. Owners’ equivalent rent (OER), or what someone thinks they can rent their home for, is about 30-32% of inflationary indices.

OER and rental rates historically track each other. Rental rates have increased near double digits for the last 6-7 years, but OER is essentially flat after falling dramatically in 2008-10. A major reason why “inflationary expectations” have remained benign is because of OER.

I rhetorically ask what happens if OER suddenly accelerates? How will such impact monetary policy, an environment perhaps amplified as the Fed begins to unwind its massive balance sheet?

It is now common knowledge that the vast majority of bulge bracket firms are forecasting a decline for the popular averages, partially the result of rising interest rates. As noted many times, interest rates are the largest component of valuation formulas.

On the opposite side of the equation, housing values are a primary variable in projecting retail sales and to overall consumer confidence. I rhetorically ask is the rise in home values a reason for the strongest retail sales in five months and robust confidence levels? Will such cause an increase in growth assumptions? If history is a guise, the answer is yes.

Changing topics, but perhaps analogous, oil inventories fell again this week, plunging by 8.94 million barrels versus the expected decline of 3 million barrels. This was the second largest drop since 2013 and inventories are now at the lowest levels since January 2016. According to Halliburton, infrastructure spending has plunged a record $2 trillion in three years, spending required to ensure future oil production.

Several major oil companies are warning of a possible supply shock in 12-24 months because of the lack of upstream investment. Shale is significant, but does little to combat the decline of mature wells that supply about 40% of the world’s crude supplies. Generally speaking, these mature fields are declining at an 8% rate as compared to the historical average of about 4%.

Oil declined about 1.5% on fears that greater US production will outweigh shrinking supplies. To write the obvious, there is a contradiction between what the market thinks and what the oil producers believe.

There were mixed reactions to the ending of several presidential business councils, an ending that again questions the viability of the Trump economic agenda. Reactions were also mixed to the Minutes from the July FOMC meeting.

Last night the foreign markets were down. London was down 0.40%, Paris was down 0.23% and Frankfurt was down 0.23%. China was up 0.68%, Japan was down 01.4% and Han Sang was down 0.24%.

The Dow should open quietly lower, partially the result of Trump’s comments that threatens his economic agenda. The 10-year is off 5/32 to yield 2.25%.

08/17/17

Meckler Admits “Convention of States” Won’t Solve the Problem!

By Judi Caler

There may not be a question more difficult to answer for Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and spokesman for its Convention of States Project (COS), than this:

Since the federal government ignores the Constitution as now written, why would it obey an amended Constitution?

This is a fair question, considering COS has spent several years and millions of dollars from undisclosed sources1 on paid lobbyists and “senior advisors” who crisscross the country leaning on legislators to pass resolutions asking Congress to call an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, ostensibly to limit the federal government.

All the while, at the local level, COS has been carrying out a massive public relations campaign claiming to be a grassroots movement with a “solution as big as the problem.”

But Meckler’s group has a solution that has nothing to do with the problem! Since the problem is a federal government that has overreached its powers by ignoring our Constitution, logic alone tells us that amending our Constitution, the very document being ignored, can’t possibly fix the problem.

On 7/6/17 (Part 2 at 37:00), Mark Meckler was heard on Red Eye Radio answering that question in an interesting and illogical way:

A caller asked: “Once the amendments are proposed and ratified, how are they actually implemented?”

In response, Meckler said, “… [the amendments] just automatically become part of the Constitution…part of the structure of governance in America…and that means that government then has to begin operating according to those amendments in the same way that they do with the rest of the Constitution.”

He continued, “And functionally, ultimately that means government will shrink, they will have the authority to do less. And if they fail to follow those amendments, then obviously, there is litigation that ensues up to the federal courts and ultimately up to the Supreme Court, if necessary.” (Emphasis added.)

But wait!  COS has contended for years that the Constitution needs to be amended precisely because of decisions by activist judges who have undermined the original intent of the Constitution and allowed the federal government to usurp powers not delegated by our Constitution.

In other words, Meckler gives us a circular argument. He’s saying that COS will add more verbiage to the Constitution to counter activist judges; and then, when the federal government ignores the new wording, as they have in the past, there will be lawsuits to force the government to follow the original intent of the framers. And lawsuits generate still more decisions by activist judges!

It should be noted, too, that our Constitution already limits the federal government to its enumerated powers; and any changes such as a Balanced Budget Amendment, will expand the power of the federal government.

State governments already have the power to resist unconstitutional acts of the federal government –  they simply need a backbone!

The last caller, only 10 minutes later, hit upon the circular argument and got a different response from Meckler:

Caller: “…What happens, if say, we call a “convention of states” [and] we get some great reform amendments made to the Constitution to undo a lot of damage that has been done by activist judges and left-wing congressional majorities and presidents. What happens if we have future…laws…that violate the new amendments…and… new activist judges on the Supreme Court that then give rubber stamp approval [to the unconstitutional laws].  …Is there a bullet-proof, really good way to stop the same process from cycling over and over again after we get new amendments [at a convention]?”

Meckler: “You know, I think that’s one of the best questions there is. And I’m going to give you the short and blunt answer which is NO!”

That’s right, Mark Meckler asserts there is no way to stop the federal government from ignoring amendments proposed by a convention that later become ratified!  And the entire process places our current Constitution at risk—for what?!

Meckler elaborated philosophically: “There is no way to prevent the cycle from happening because the cycle is the cycle of human nature. In our history, you can go back to the Roman Empire and look at what happens… So, I think what happens is, you correct course, you put the ship on course, and eventually it will begin to be blown off course.

“History tells us it takes about 100 years for amendments to stop being effective…I think, for example, the first amendment about 100 years ago started to come under assault. So, it had been in place for well over 100 years; so, I expect the slide to happen.”

Let’s get this straight. The convention lobby is pouring massive resources into putting our Constitution at risk in convention because Mark Meckler is trying to steer the ship back on course, somehow predicting that in 100 years our children’s descendants will need to go through the same process, subjecting our Constitution to risk once again (assuming it survives the second federal convention he is trying so hard to invoke?) Why haven’t he, his lobbyists or “senior advisors” brought this up at legislative hearings?

Why not work on enforcing the Constitution we have, instead of rewriting 2,000 annotated pages of Supreme Court decisions, and very probably the entire Constitution? Why not encourage our State Legislators to stand up against and refuse to comply with unconstitutional federal dictates now—that’s what they are supposed to do, according to our Framers.

Article V was meant to correct defects in the Constitution, and this explains why it is not a solution for reining in an overreaching federal government.

If the main COS proponent thinks his “Solution” is a temporary “fix”; and his method of implementing Amendments resulting from an Article V convention is no different than the system that created the problem in the first place, one must wonder…

What is the real reason COS is being bankrolled to advance an Article V convention whose Delegates, as direct Representatives of the People, would have the inherent Right “to alter or to abolish” our “Form of Government”? (Declaration of Independence, paragraph 2.)

Endnote:

1 While we are unable to determine all the sources of the funding for Meckler’s group; the ultimate source of much of the funding for the push for an Article V convention is the mega billionaire Koch Brothers of Texas.

08/17/17

Useful Facts/Background for Antifa and Communist Movement

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

In part from the BBC: Antifa’s roots go back almost as far as the Nazis.

Much like the far-right, Antifa members around the world comprise a patchwork of groups, though the most active appear to be based in the US, the UK (under the name Anti-Fascist Action) and Germany (Antifaschistische Aktion).

The German movement was founded in 1932 to provide a militant far-left group to counter the fast-rising Nazi party.

They were disbanded in 1933 after Hitler took control of parliament and were resurrected in the 1980s as a response to neo-Nazism after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

*** The BBC actually did us a favor with this reminder, however, lets go further shall we?

The America Heroes Channel ran a program last night titled The Hitler Apocalypse in which for a fleeting moment there was a particular building in the show. As you read below, you should take some notes on the positions of mayors, governors and other lawmakers in Washington DC, regarding exactly where their loyalty is planted. Removing monuments, stopping speech, allowing violent protests and rallies and having law enforcement stand idle rather than protecting people exacerbates the chaos that will be with us on Main Street for a long while.

Notice that large sign on the building with the flag? Look familiar?

Media will tell you this new movement and the old one was a far right movement, while others will tell you it is far left. Sheesh….

***

Going back to an interview in part published in 2009:

In the UK, we hear a lot about a strong autonomous Antifa movement in Germany. Could you give us a bit of an idea how this has come about?

The autonomous Antifa is part of the radical left movement which developed following 1968. After the protests of the early 1970s had faded, the radical left seemed to be in a dead-end. A large part of the left occupied itself with the debate over the armed struggle of the RAF and other armed groups, as well as with their conditions of imprisonment. Another part organized in orthodox communist splinter groups. Although strong in numbers, by the early 1980s both approaches had lost contact to societal discourse and struggles. More here.

Hitler was ideologically opposed to communism but realised that the KPD did represent a real threat to the Nazis prior to January 1933. The KPD was the largest communist movement outside of the USSR and during the mid to late 1920’s had sort to develop closer ties to the USSR. Probably the most famous leader the KPD had was Ernst Thälmann who was arrested by the Gestapo in 1933 and shot in 1944, after 11 years in solitary confinement, on the direct orders of Hitler.

Prior to the March 1933 election, the KPD had made steady gains in the national elections. However, the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933 and the Reichstag Fire of February 1933 and the consequences surrounding the fire, spelt the end of any political influence that the KPD might have had. The Reichstag Fire was blamed on the KPD and in the immediate aftermath of the fire, KPD leaders were rounded up and were among the first people to be put into the newly created Dachau concentration camp, which was just outside of Munich. After the Enabling Act was passed in March 1933, it was very dangerous for anyone to openly espouse their support for the KPD and the influence of the party swiftly dwindled. Some KPD members fled to the USSR while others spent years in hiding. More here.

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The KPD (Communist Party) was formed from the Spartacus Union that had led a revolt against the Weimar government in January 1919. It was very closely allied to Moscow and it refused to co-operate in any way with the parties that supported Weimar. They were especially hostile to the SPD. This refusal to support Democratic parties went as far as allying with the Nazis (their sworn enemies) in Reichstag votes. This was in order to further destabilize the Republic.

*** So we have communists, socialists, Marxists all in the mix and none of it is compatible with standing U.S. law or the Founding Documents of protection for Americans. Just in case you need more on the Antifa movement in the United States and their national chatter among those in solidarity, go to this Twitter account, that is if you can stomach the whole thing. By the way, that is the Beverly Hills Antifa Twitter account…hello Hollywood.

To round out the discussion on the Neo-Nazi side of the conflict, perhaps a reminder is in order and here is a timeline for context and truth.

The Supreme Court of the United States has not ruled on the Communist Control Act’s constitutionality. Despite that, no administration has tried to enforce it. The provisions of the act “outlawing” the party have not been repealed. Nevertheless, the Communist Party USA continues to exist in the 21st century.

The law is here: AN ACT

To outlaw the Communist Party, to prohibit members of Communist organizations from serving in certain representative capacities, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the ”Communist Control Act of 1954.”

08/16/17

Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

After watching this video, I find myself getting angrier and angrier at both the alt-Right and the alt-Left. I never dreamed that this kind of hatred was like this in America. It sickens me. The racism on both sides is just mind-blowing here. This is not going to end well if this is not stopped. And somewhere behind all of this are communists egging people on.

VICE News embedded a reporter with the white supremacists for Unite the Right and what they caught on video is absolutely terrifying. This isn’t a movie… this crap is really happening. I’m just as horrified by the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists here as I am the communists, Black Lives Matter and Antifa. If you watch one video this week, make it this one. It will chill you right to your very core. Now I understand why things spiraled out of control in Charlottesville, Virginia the way they did.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Monday’s episode of HBO’s VICE News Tonight went behind the scenes of this weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, and now, the full, eye-opening 22-minute segment is available to view for free on YouTube.

The episode begins with footage of white supremacists chanting phrases like, “You will not replace us! Jews will not replace us!” and counterprotesters shouting “No Nazis! No KKK! No facist U.S.A.!” It then launches into an interview with “Unite the Right” speaker and white nationalist Christopher Cantwell.

“When Trayvon Martin case happened, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, and all these different things happened — every single case, it’s some little black a—hole behaving like a savage and he gets himself in trouble shockingly enough,” he tells VICE reporter Elle Reeve. “Whatever problems I might have with my fellow white people, they generally are not inclined to such behavior. You gotta take that into consideration when you’re thinking about how to organize your society.”

I have heard there are only a few hundred of these white supremacists out there, but it feels like there are a lot more. I know there are an awful lot of Antifa out there and they are growing. And both of those groups are left in the dust by Black Lives Matter. As you watch this, realize that the left was just as violent as the right here. Both brought weapons and both got their violence on. The media would have you think it’s just the right, but that isn’t true. The communists on the left are as bad or worse in some respects. Hell, they’re all bad.

In the end, it was a radical on the right who took the life of a 32 year-old white woman who was protesting with Black Lives Matter. The deranged psychopath who did that owns it. But all of these people on both sides are responsible to a greater or lesser extent for going there to fight each other. The actions of these people literally make me sick to my stomach. It’s important to watch the video if for nothing else to see how people acted and reacted.

The white supremacists here are nuts. They did not help their cause at all — they empowered the left greatly here. they showed just how racist, violent and hateful they truly are. They should be designated as a terrorist group… just as Antifa and Black Lives Matter should be. I’m just disgusted by all this.

08/16/17

Communists And Black Lives Matter Radicals Demand NY Museum Remove Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | I Have The Truth

Well, that didn’t take long. I predicted when all of this racist crap started that the lefty communists would move quickly from confederate statues onto other targets and here we go. The Lincoln Memorial was defaced yesterday with the ‘F’ word and other graffiti. Then, so-called Social Justice Warriors set their sights on the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Hundreds demanded that a “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt be taken down. I strongly suggest they don’t do that. And the communists and radicals won’t stop there… they have a huge list of targets across the nation, including anything to do with the Founding Fathers.

This smacks of religious fanaticism and extreme hatred and violence. By Christmas… if this continues and I don’t see why it wouldn’t… you won’t recognize this country anymore. Meanwhile, things are boiling over. In Dallas, black patriots are vowing to protect Confederate statues. Texas A&M just announced that it would not let a “White Lives Matter” rally take place on its campus. And white nationalists are gearing up for another huge rally in Kentucky. The powder has been lit and a fractured country is about to explode.

From The Daily Wire:

Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.

On Monday, more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to take down the supposedly “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt. The protest’s organizers, NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place, also called for Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day.

“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” pontificated the group of protesters in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”

Marching around the museum in a fit of self-righteous rage, protesters carried signs that read “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “DECOLONIZE THIS MUSEUM,” and “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY.”

Left-wing activists moved from exhibit to exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in a trance-like motion burning sage and exuberantly playing Native American music. It was surreal. “The group started with a 10-stop tour of the museum in which they highlighted a variety of exhibits they felt were racist and misrepresentative, which ranged from how the representation of Africans reinforces negative stereotypes to the exoticizing of Islam in the Hall of Islam exhibit,” reports The Guardian. If this isn’t sheer insanity, I don’t know what it is. These are useful idiots carrying out a communist agenda and it is now unfolding for real.

The protesters failed in taking down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. This time because police officers stood in their way. 25 cops ringed the statue and protected it. Frankly, I expect the shooting of communists to commence at some point here. It’s either that or let them have their way. And as I said before they are far from done. According to tweets sent by Chicago’s chapter of Black Lives Matter, the United States should ban all Confederate symbols. And they surely won’t stop there. By letting communists do this, America has opened the door to violent revolution that will either have to be put down brutally or be succumbed to.

BLM wrote in a series of tweets, “The fact that the Confederate flag & statues permeate the south is evidence that white supremacy was never overthrown in the United States.” Comparing Confederate symbols and monuments to Germany’s ban on all Nazi-related propaganda, the group added, “After WWII, Germany outlawed the Nazis, their symbols, salutes & their flags. All confederate flags & statue, & groups should be illegal. The KKK & all other white supremacist groups should be illegal for the same reason Germany made them illegal—for crimes against humanity,” the group wrote. “The murder of Heather Heyer reveals white supremacists value no life, even white life. We must end white supremacy in the United States.” No, what this is the same as is the Nazis burning books. There are now fascists and communists everywhere you look. Welcome to Weimar America.

08/15/17

Communists And Protesters Topple Confederate Statue In North Carolina And Stomp On It [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | I Have The Truth

Take a look at the picture on this post. Www.workers.org… those are communists. They toppled a Civil War monument last night in Durham, North Carolina and no one stopped them. Then they stomped on it. The left is destroying our history and our culture and the powers that be are allowing it to happen. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing last night. In America, radicals and communists are literally tearing down monuments to our history. It doesn’t matter whether they are good, bad or indifferent. You don’t destroy your history just because you don’t approve of it.

These useful idiots were yelling, “No KKK! No fascists! USA!!” I agree… I don’t want the KKK either. But I also don’t want the communists, Antifa or Black Lives Matter. This happened in front of a local government building. How come the police didn’t step in here? This is the left stepping up their game just as they promised and the white nationalists will do the same. They toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism and instead went with fascism.

From MSN.com:

Protesters toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. on Monday night.

Video posted to Twitter shows protestors surrounding the statue and chanting “No KKK! No fascists! USA” as several protestors appear to pull down the statue with a rope.

WNCN reports the statue was dedicated in Durham in 1924 and was located in front of a local government building.

The statue represented a soldier who fought in the Civil War and an inscription on the front read “The Confederate States of America.”

One organizer of the protest told WNCN that toppling the statue was in response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend.

“It needs to be removed,” organizer Loan Tran told the news station. “These Confederate statues in Durham, in North Carolina, all across the country.”

The protest follows the “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia this weekend, where white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered to protest the city of Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Radicals in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldier’s Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A mob of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the ground in front of an old courthouse building that now houses local government offices. Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument and stomping on it.

They are redefining our history. This isn’t the America I grew up in or have loved my whole life. This is something entirely different and it’s evil and dark. This will send shock waves through the nation and it will not end well. When they get done with Civil War monuments, they will turn on our Founding Fathers as well. It’s coming. What was done in Durham was actually against the law there and not the way to handle this. Anger and hatred will follow and a lot of it will not be from white nationalists. Americans won’t stand for communists destroying our heritage.

After the statue fell, several dozen protesters congregated on the street in front of the old courthouse. Some took pictures standing or sitting on the toppled soldier, in front of a pedestal inscribed with the words “In Memory of the Boys Who Wore The Gray.” Police cruisers blocked off the street and officers looked on — some filming. As it got dark, rally participants began to peacefully disperse. This is beyond disgraceful and those police officers should be fired for behaving this way. We can’t allow communists to do this freely… you are supposed to employ the rule of law.

08/15/17

Potentially A Big Data Week

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Equities staged a bifurcated rebound on the perception that tensions are easing with North Korea. Volume was anemic as trading was dominated by technology based momentum programs.

Data released this week will offer some insight into third quarter economic growth. As I wrote yesterday, the St. Louis Fed is projecting a 3.68% 3Q rate. To write the obvious, a lot can happen in the next six weeks and preliminary estimates should always be treated with suspect.

Today retail sales are released as is a housing sentiment indicator. How will such be interpreted?

All will accept the method of retail shopping is changing, albeit perhaps not to the degree many may believe. According to the Commerce Department during the first quarter of 2017, approximately 8% of total retail sales occurred via the Internet. Like many, I thought this amount would be higher.

For what it is worth department, Wal-Mart is 10% of non-automotive retail sales and its Internet sales are included in the 8% figure mentioned above.

Yes, the overall growth rate is hyperbolic as compared to traditional channels, but on-line sales are far from taking over. I was also surprised to learn annual same store sales from “non store retailers” are up only 10% on annual pace according to the Commerce Department. Based upon the popular narrative, I would have thought sale increases would be considerably higher.

Perhaps the greatest impact of on-line sales is the additional venues of selling a product where often times price is only the determinate of a purchasing decision.

Analysts are expecting a 0.3% increase in overall retail sale in July, up 0.4% ex autos.

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.59%, Paris was up 0.47% and Frankfurt was up 0.27%. China was up 0.43%, Japan was up 1.11% and Hang Sang was down 0.28%.

The Dow should open quiet. The 10-year is off 10/32 to yield 2.25%.

08/15/17

James Alex Fields Jr. has Schizophrenia & Other Revelations

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Chaos in Charlottesville

It has been reported ad nauseum that alleged Charlottesville killer James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is a white supremacist. But high school teacher Derek Weimer revealed among other things, that James Alex Fields Jr., who reportedly slammed his vehicle into a group of protesters at the infamous Unite The Right rally in Virginia over the weekend, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and “had been prescribed an anti-psychotic medication.”

No stranger to violence, the “admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany” also “was arrested and put in juvenile detention after his mother reported in 2011 that he stood behind her wielding a 12-inch knife.”

It is not clear if James Alex Fields Jr. is still medicated.

The mainstream media appears to be dodging James Alex Fields Jr.’s schizophrenia.


“COUNTER-PROTESTERS”

While the mainstream media seemingly collaborated to uniformly describe Antifa, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the International Socialist Organization (ISO), Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Black Lives Matter and others as “counter protestors,” the individuals who came to protest the “Unite The Right” rally are communists and their allies.

C. O. M. M. U. N. I. S. T. S.

Excuse the brevity, but it is way past time that Americans – including conservatives – recognize that communists exist and they have power. This discussion is important – vital, in fact.

The unfortunate victims of James Alex Fields Jr. were communists and their allies. At least the ones that this author has been able to find so far.

By the way, did you know that “clergy” can work with the Antifa?

OTHER REVELATIONS

Let’s agree that Heather Heyer was brutally murdered by a mentally ill white supremacist in what could be described as a domestic terror attack (Is it still a terror attack if the perpetrator was mentally ill?). But what the mainstream media leaves out, and they should NOT leave it out, is that Heather Heyer was likely a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (a.k.a. “Wobbly”)

According to the Urban Dictionary, “Many wobblies subscribe to some form of anarchism.”

The Preamble to the IWW Constitution reads in part,

“Instead of the conservative motto, ‘A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work,’ we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ‘Abolition of the wage system.’

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.” (author emphasis)

Heather Heyer was a “strong woman,” a paralegal, “brave,” but she was also a revolutionary.


Other victims include Bill Burke, Athens International Socialist Organization (ISO) member

Bill Burke, Athens ISO member

and two DSA members “Mary” and “Caroline:”

Isn’t it funny that the mainstream media, with all of their resources, is not interested in the fact that James Alex Fields Jr. has schizophrenia or that his victims were communists and their allies? Why do you think that is?

08/14/17

Sergey Shoigu Planned with Maduro to Stop NATO in Latin America

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

And Venezuela needs the money, too bad Maduro capitulated on oil rights for power.

Shoigu’s Successes

Sergey has many successes on his resume, all of which make him a possible candidate for President. Here are some:

– Russia’s military success in Crimea, East Ukraine, Syria, South Ossetia, Chechnya, and down the border of NATO countries, Sergey and Russia were viewed as force well protected that can show effectiveness and efficiency in military actions

– Shoigu was minister in the Ministry of emergency situations for almost 22 years. During that time, he efficiently used the advantages of Russian bureaucracy and legalism to gather power and popularity, all while not making a single enemy

– Sergey showed pragmatic approach in addressing former American defense secretary Chuck Hagel with his personal name, not with his surname, which was practice before

Militarization of Russia

Since 2013, Russia and Moscow were heavily criticized for spending large amounts of money on armed forces. Many Western leaders thought that Putin is the man pulling the strings, and that it was his idea to spend so much money, despite his weak economy that is too much oil-dependent. However, what few people outside of Russia knew until lately is that Sergey Shoigu, the Russian defense minister is the one responsible for the huge expansion. More here.

In April of this year, Maduro’s Defense Minister paid an interesting visit to Moscow. Vladimir Padrino Lopez the Defense Minister, would meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu, at a conference on international defense.

I have come (to Moscow) upon the orders of President Nicolás Maduro,” Padrino said in the video. He added: “I bring a very interesting, a very important point (to the conference), which is NATO’s projection in Latin America, its consequences and risks.”

Beyond the excuse of the conference, why is Maduro’s Defense Minister, the man who “pulls the strings of power behind the scenes” in Venezuela according to García Otero, visiting Moscow precisely when massive citizen protests are posing an existential threat to the Chavista regime? The answer may have to do with what is perhaps the least analyzed aspect of the Venezuelan crisis: the geostrategic implications of a failed state in Venezuela from the point of view of the world’s great powers.

There certainly has been a shift in Washington’s attitude toward the Venezuelan regime since Donald Trump arrived at the White House. As the PanAm Post explained in 2016, the Obama administration carried out a three-pronged strategy in Latin America, its aims being:

  1. Achieving the dangerous pact between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the communist FARC guerrillas.
  2. Renewing diplomatic and commercial relations with the Castros’ Cuba after more than five decades since the Cuban embargo was put in place.
  3. Appeasing the Maduro regime in Venezuela in order to guarantee the success of the Santos-FARC pact while preventing the implosion of the Cuban economy, which depends on Venezuelan oil for its survival (Obama wanted to avoid a Mariel Boatlift-type humanitarian crisis on the coasts of Florida).

Yes, there is some indication that NATO may begin cultivating members nations in Latin America, Putin is on the move using Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. Now you know why Vice President Pence is on a tour in Latin America.

When President Trump mentioned just a few days ago about a military option in Venezuela, he had something in mind due to the above meetings and building Russian influence in the region. Beginning in Columbia, Pence discussions began this way:

Colombia is one of the United States’ closest allies in the Western Hemisphere, yet, as he stood next to Pence, Santos denounced Trump’s threat of military action, and told the visiting vice president that such a possibility “shouldn’t even be considered” and would be “unacceptable.”

“Every country in Latin America would not favor any form of military intervention, and that is why we are saying we are intent on looking into other measures, some of which are already underway and others to be implemented in the future,” Santos said.

The concerns build as Maduro’s Vice President, El Aissami, has deep ties to Hezbollah of Iran and he was responsible for those tens of thousands of passports illegally issued for Syrians. Of course Putin is running Assad of Syria with the aid of Iran. Weapons abound globally. Vladimir Padrino Lopez is the mastermind and driver of the region.

The ideology of Venezuela’s minister of defense, Vladimir Padrino López, is captured in a 2015 photo of him kneeling before Fidel Castro. But he is reputed to be even closer to the Kremlin. This January, Venezuela launched a series of civil-military exercises around the country, dubbed Plan Zamora, under the guidance of advisers from Iran, Russia and Cuba.

Russia supplies arms to Venezuela. In November the Kremlin sent new aviation and air-defense technology to Caracas. Reuters reported in May that Venezuela now has “5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons,” representing “the largest known stockpile in Latin America.” More here from the WSJ.

For a comprehensive timeline and names, go here… excellent work going back to 2015 investigating the Russian, Cuban, Iranian and Venezuelan operation.