09/21/18

Want to make federal employees easier to fire?

By: James Simpson | American Thinker

Project Veritas just released its latest undercover video, “Unmasking the Deep State.”  This first video focuses on a State Department employee who is both a poster child for the Deep State and a perfect example of why the federal bureaucracy needs serious reform.  Providentially, there is new legislation being considered in Congress that would do just that: the Merit Act (H.R. 559).

The Merit Act would greatly streamline the process for firing employees who are poor performers, insubordinate, or otherwise engaged in misconduct.  Since the election of President Trump, the bureaucracy, including numerous holdovers from the Obama administration, has been engaged in an unprecedented level of obstruction, leaks, and sabotage.  These bad actors call it “resistance.”  FBI and Department of Justice misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe and the Clinton email scandal is only the most visible component.

This is nothing new.  President Bush faced similar resistance from the bureaucracy, and going as far back as 1986, the Reagan administration had to contend with a State Department relentlessly working to derail his foreign policy.  In the intervening period, we have been treated to stories of almost incomprehensible incompetence and corruption in the federal bureaucracy.

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09/21/18

A Matter of Humanity

By: Tabitha Korol

The anti-American, anti-Semitic activist jihada, Linda Sarsour, was a scheduled speaker at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), in Houston, Texas.  Last year, she called for jihad against President Trump and this year, she warns her “sisters and brothers” to avoid the trap of “humanizing” the Jews.

Born and raised in a shame-honor culture by “Palestinian” parents who made hijra to Brooklyn, New York, her messages, unsurprisingly, are directed against America and Israel.  Regarding the former, her words, “it is not our job to assimilate,” received applause from the audience.  Regarding the latter, she insists that only extermination will suffice. Her diatribe was designed to shame the attendees into vigorously supporting the Palestinian cause for the total destruction and Islamic replacement of Israel.  Any dialogue is discredited as an indication of weakness and perfidy towards Allah.  Islamic ideology specifies that holy war is a religious duty because of the universalism of the Muslim Mission and their obligation to convert everybody to Islam by either persuasion or force.  Sarsour’s purpose and rhetoric, intolerance, and death, are as old as Islam itself.

To be adequately alerted to Sarsour’s fanatical beliefs, we must familiarize ourselves with an important aspect of her culture’s vocabulary and modus operandi.  Just as the Inuit (Eskimo) people have more than 50 words for snow because that is how they live, so the Muslims have a variety of words for lying because that is how they live.  Briefly, they include:

  • Takiyya – Saying something untrue about the Muslim identity.  Mohammed used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with Meccans, allowing him access to their city while he secretly prepared for a takeover.  From Mohammed to Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-Muslims are non-binding.
  • Kitman – Lying by omission, as when Muslims quote verse 5:32, that if anyone kills, “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind,” while omitting the rest of the mandate to murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”
  • Tawriya  – Intentionally creating a false impression, such as “Hiding Faith,” when Sarsour bills herself as progressive, and claims that gays, women, and religious minorities need not worry about sharia; and the deceptive Muslim outreach programs to local citizenry.
  • Muruna  – “Blending in” by secreting some practices of Islam and sharia in order to advance others. The 9/11 hijackers visited bars and drank alcohol to throw off suspicion that they were fundamentalists plotting jihad.

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09/21/18

#EnemiesWithin: Trevor Loudon Releases Mini-Doc on Texas Rep Marc Veasey

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Congressman Marc Veasey

This week Trevor Loudon exposes U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, who was elected in 2012 to represent Texas’ new 33rd Congressional District. Rep. Marc Veasey is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which has legislative oversight of America’s military. As you will see in the video, Congressman Veasey is working hard to bring illegal aliens into the military and founded the “Voting Rights Caucus,” all while working with members of the Communist Party USA through their front group, the euphemistically-named “Texas Alliance for Retired Americans.”

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In 2016, New Zealand author and film-maker Trevor Loudon released his full-length documentary The Enemies Within, which exposed a shocking number of United States Senators and Congress members who pose a security risk to America. These elected officials were all tied to hostile foreign powers, anti-American Marxist groups or fronts for the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.

Trevor Loudon

Trevor has made a “short list” of 59 Congress members and 19 Senators who likely could not pass a basic security background check.

Unfortunately, there are no security checks for Congress members, so the United States is now suffering the consequences of highly untrustworthy people serving on sensitive Congressional Committees, including Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Intelligence.

These are the “Enemies Within.”

Trevor has made a series of 90-to-150 second mini-documentaries exposing these people. He is releasing them in batches every Thursday night on TrevorLoudon.com at 8 pm EST up until election day. Others may be released at appropriate times after the election.

Please embed these videos on your blog, tweet them to your followers, post them to Facebook, or personally email them to friends, relatives and colleagues. Every American voter needs to see these videos. If more Americans understand how badly they are being betrayed by their own elected representatives, they can help “drain the swamp” themselves, directly through the ballot box.

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Enemies Within Number 10: Texas Representative Marc Veasey

Watch Trevor’s explosive videos on Reps. Andre Carson and Rosa DeLauro.

Watch Trevor’s videos on Sen. Tim Kaine & Rep. Bobby Rush.

Watch Trevor’s videos on Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Ami Bera.

Watch Trevor’s videos on Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Courtney

Watch Trevor’s video on Senator Chris Murphy

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09/19/18

Camp Trump in Poland?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The left’s heads are already exploding on that one and yet the White House is seriously considering the offer.

A major invitation has been presented by Poland to the United States that includes an investment by Poland of $2 billion for a U.S. military base in the country. Poland wants more arms and they are launching more advanced military projects. The threat to Poland? Yuppers… Russia.

President Andrzej Duda of Poland visited the White House to nurture and advance the relationship between the two countries. The offer and investment to/for the United States was made last May and there is major urgency given the annexation of Crimea and the constant aggression of Russia in the whole region. Poland, by the way, has been paying more than the required share, which is 2% of GDP to NATO.

Beyond just a military base, Poland is including hospitals, schools, and gyms for all military personnel and families. The formal offer was made to the United States Congress. The Defense Minister for Poland has made an official visit to the U.S. previously to make this offer and joint military policy.

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09/19/18

How the FBI Protects the Swamp

By: Cliff Kincaid

Both sides are claiming the FBI can or will get to the bottom of the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault matter. The Kavanaugh accuser’s backers say she wants a full FBI investigation of her charges, and that a former FBI agent conducted a lie detector test that she passed. Kavanaugh’s backers say the FBI has already conducted a background investigation of Kavanaugh.

The FBI comes out of this controversy as some authoritative source of information about peoples’ personal lives. Isn’t that convenient for a law enforcement agency under fire for its political motives and investigations?

“I strongly support Dr. Ford’s call for an FBI investigation before a hearing is held,” Senate Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer said. “Dr. Ford’s call for the FBI to investigate also demonstrates her confidence that when all the facts are examined by an impartial investigation, her account will be further corroborated and confirmed.”

President Trump countered, “That’s not what they [the FBI] do. They have done now, supposedly, six background checks as Judge Kavanaugh has gone beautifully up a ladder.”

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09/18/18

Land Reform and Farm Murders in South Africa: The Untold Story of the Boers and the ANC

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

The Untold Story of South African Land Reform and Farm MurdersSouth African farm murders have long been a niche cause on the Internet, and the country has made headlines again due to a South African government plan to seize the land of white farmers under the guise of “South African land reform.”

News of these farm murders and land seizures have gained steam with the release of Lauren Southern’s documentary Farmlands. And United States President Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the plight of Afrikaners with his tweet that he would be looking into the South African land and farm seizure.

Most people don’t know much about the history of South Africa beyond the simplistic propaganda of the 1980s – white South Africans bad, ANC good. The history and current situation of South Africa, however, is much more complex.

Defining Terms: Who Are the Key Players?

Before going any further, terms should be defined and the key players identified:

  • ANC: The African National Congress, the leading party in South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • Afrikaners: Dutch-, German- and French Huguenot-descended white South Africans who primarily speak a language called Afrikaans.
  • Bantu: A group of black South Africans including the Xhosa (of which Nelson Mandela was a member) who originally lived in the northeast of the country.
  • Boers: A subset of Afrikaners who still lead a rural and agricultural existence.
  • Democratic Alliance: Currently the second-largest party in the South African parliament, the Democratic Alliance is a broad-based centrist party that is comparatively economically liberal for South Africa. It enjoys broad, multiracial support, though it is most popular among all racial minorities – white, Coloured and Indian. Its black supporters are often derided as “clever blacks” by ANC supporters.
  • EFF: The Economic Freedom Fighters, a far-left political party in South Africa that has pushed the South African government to seize land from white farmers. Sometimes derisively called “Everything for Free,” the EFF is the third-largest party in South Africa, but is poised to become the second.
  • Khoisan: A popular name for the original inhabitants of most of the territory now known as South Africa. This is not an ethnic designation, but a linguistic one. These are who the Dutch settlers first encountered.

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09/18/18

Massive Social Security Fraud, 40 Million Americans

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Last week, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) revealed massive identity fraud by illegal aliens in the United States, potentially affecting nearly 40 million Americans.

In April of this year, IRLI filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) seeking records related to the Obama-era decision to halt sending “no-match” letters to employers. According to the Justice Department’s website, a “no-match” letter is a “written notice issued by the SSA to an employer, usually in response to an employee wage report, advising that the name or Social Security number (SSN) reported by the employer for one or more employees does not “match” a name or SSN combination reflected in SSA’s records.” The long-held practice of sending the letters had been used to prevent fraud through the use of stolen SSN data by illegal aliens and other criminals.

Days after former President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program, his administration announced the decision to stop sending “no-match” letters to employers. This decision led to a thriving SSN black market where illegal aliens are drawn to obtain an American’s information for employment. The SSN of children have proven to be especially valuable as they can be used undetected for years. However, when these children reach adulthood and begin to apply for college, car loans, credit cards, or other needs, many learn they have criminal records attached to their identities.

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09/18/18

Thwarted Plot of Swiss Laboratory Working the Novichok Case

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Western intelligence agencies thwarted a plot involving two Russians intending to travel to a Swiss government laboratory that investigates nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and hack its computer systems. According to two separate reports by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the two were apprehended in The Hague in early 2018. The reports also said that the Russians were found in possession of equipment that could be used to compromise computer networks. They are believed to work for the Main Intelligence Directorate, known as GRU, Russia’s foremost military intelligence agency. The apprehension was the result of cooperation between various European intelligence services, reportedly including the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Organization (MIVD).

The laboratory, located in the western Swiss city of Spiez, has been commissioned by the Netherlands-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to carry out investigations related to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March of this year. It has also carried out probes on the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Russian-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. In the case of the Skripals, the laboratory said it was able to duplicate findings made earlier by a British laboratory.

Switzerland’s Federal Intelligence Service (NDB) reportedly confirmed the arrest and subsequent expulsion of the two Russians. The Swiss agency said it “cooperated actively with Dutch and British partners” and thus “contributed to preventing illegal actions against a sensitive Swiss infrastructure”. The office of the Public Prosecutor in the Swiss capital Bern saidthat the two Russians had been the subject of a criminal investigation that began as early as March 2017. They were allegedly suspected of hacking the computer network of the regional office of the World Anti-Doping Agency in Lausanne. The Spiez laboratory was a target of hacking attempts earlier this year, according to a laboratory spokesperson. “We defended ourselves against that. No data was lost”, the spokesperson stated.

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09/18/18

NASDAQ Negatively Impacted By Trade

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

The NASDAQ and the S&P 500 were pulled lower by the marquee technology companies that would perhaps be most impacted by a change in trade policy. Industrial and energy stocks… aka value… supported the Dow.

Treasuries were essentially unchanged with the key 10-year bond holding nominally below the psychological 3.0% barrier yielding 2.995%. The negative real yield of the sum parts of the Treasury spectrum is now beginning to gain attention. [Note: a real yield is the interest rate minus the inflation rate].

Several times I have written about negative real yields stating historically such conditions are conducive to inflationary growth.

Will such an environment unfold or will an increase in productivity and the massive pool of available workers that do not exist in the data prevent an inflationary environment from developing?

Historically, whenever the supply side of the economy is stimulated, productivity increases as does the longevity and strength of the expansion as was in the case in the 1950’s, early 1980’s, and the late 1990’s.

What will happen today?

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.08%, Paris was up 0.17% and Frankfurt was up 0.14%. China was up 1.82%, Japan was up 1.41% and Hang Sang was up 0.56%.

The Dow should open nominally higher on “softer tariffs” than expected. The 10-year is off 2/32 to yield 2.9996%.

09/17/18

Resettling Refugees: Social and Economic Costs

>By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

Read Part I Here

Read Part II Here

Summary: A vast network of foundations, non-profits, government entities and political organizations have a vested interest in the continued growth of the resettlement of refugees in America. Because they receive billions of dollars in federal grant money, publicly-financed, tax-exempt organizations have significant incentives to support political candidates and parties that will keep these programs alive. These organizations need to be thoroughly audited and the current network of public/private immigrant advocacy and resettlement organizations needs to be completely overhauled. Resettling refugees should be a voluntary, genuinely charitable activity, removing all the perverse incentives government funding creates.

Federal Refugee Resettlement Grants

The nine VOLAGs, their many affiliates, and unaccompanied alien children contractors all receive funding from the federal government to resettle the various refugee categories. As mentioned earlier, unaccompanied alien children do not meet the definition of “refugee,” however their resettlement is managed through the Office of Refugee Resettlement and they are included when calculating the total cost of the overall program.

Most funding comes in the form of grants. Prime awards are grants directly from the federal government to the state or the contractor. Sub-awards are those given to contractors by other contractors or state governments that received the prime grant. They are left out to avoid double counting. Table III below enumerates prime grants to VOLAGs and unaccompanied alien children contractors for refugee resettlement and related programs. Some of the VOLAGs, for example the Ethiopian Community Development Council, focus almost entirely on refugee resettlement. Others, like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, International Rescue Committee, and World Relief Corporation of the National Association of Evangelicals, have a broader mission.

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