02/19/19

Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black Americans

By: Lloyd Marcus

With earbuds in my ears and wired to my phone, I listen to national Christian broadcasts during my daily walk. Back to back, I heard two black pastors with large congregations. It was stunning hearing how clueless both men were regarding the truth of various political issues.

Both pastors parroted Democrats’ and fake news media’s lies in their sermons. Between the two, they rebuked Republicans for hatefully wanting to build a wall to “keep people out.” They blamed Republicans for foolishly shutting down the government, which caused 800,000 employees to suffer unpaid. They scolded Republicans for cruelly separating children from their parents. Each allegation against Republicans was a misrepresentation of the truth; rooted in Democrats’ and fake news media’s longtime lie that Republicans are racist and mean.

The Border Wall. Americans welcome immigrants who enter our country legally. The border wall is to stop the invasion of illegals which includes sex traffickers, drug dealers, and violent criminals. Stats confirm that walls are effective. Hypocritically, Democrats who preach that building a wall to keep Americans safe is racist and mean live in highly secured communities behind walls.

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02/15/19

Pope Francis’ “Ark Of Fraternity” Floats All Faiths… Until It Sinks

By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah | Voice of the Copts

The three-day Conference on Human Fraternity was an event recently held on February 3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where seven hundred religious leaders from around the world gathered to hear the speeches of Pope Francis and Grand Imam Al Tayeb. Two of the world’s three leaders of the Abrahamic faiths gave speeches and signed the newly created Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. 

Historically, there has been no relationship between the Vatican, head of the Catholic Christians, and the Al-Ahzar Institute, head of the Sunni Muslims. However, prior to this month’s historic declaration, two visits were made between them within months of each other in 2018 — one at the Vatican in Rome and one at the Institute in Cairo – for undeclared reasons. Their meetings paved the way to this conference.

Emphasizing the importance of the role of religions in the construction of world peace, the Document on Human Fraternity states that it upholds the protection of places of worship – synagogues, mosques, and churches. Although the latter two were represented on the platform, there was no Jewish representative present to speak or sign the document. Due to the apparent significance of this conference and document, the absence of the Jewish faith from the stage is an enigma.

The “Apostolic Journey” of Pope Francis

No pope has ever before walked on the soil of a country located in the Arabian Peninsula in spite of the fact that the first Catholic Church was established in the United Arab Emirates in 1965. The UAE is an Islamic country unique in the matter of freedom of religion. It respects and enforces religious tolerance. There are 76 temples and churches where followers practice freely without any interference. The UAE demonstrates to the world that civil law can usurp religious law in an Islamic country if it is the will of the state.

In general, the UAE abides by the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights with Article 32 of the country’s constitution providing “the liberty to perform religious services in accordance with established local customs.” Pope Francis intended his visit to this Islamic nation to be “a cornerstone for a new chapter in the history of relations between the two religions.” The goal of his visit would be to close the gap between Catholics and Muslims – meaning all of Christianity.  

The Pope Speaks

In his speech, the pope invited Muslims and Christians to enter the virtual Ark of Brotherhood to be protected from the mighty waves of today’s violence. Emphasizing the need for peace, the pope stressed the need for unity with Muslims. However, in the subsequent speech made by the grand imam, it was not at all evident that the head of the largest sect of Muslims around the world is interested in reforms to the doctrine connected to the lethal violence issuing from Islam on the world stage in order to bring about peace. 

To this, we must ask how the pope plans to protect the sheep from the wolves inside the fraternity ark. It is certainly foolish to invite into an alliance for peace those whose roots of violence remain unexamined and unrebuked.

The Document on Human Fraternity for which the pope used the metaphor of the Ark of Brotherhood casts a wide net for one humanity of believers to unite and work together to advance a culture of mutual respect “in the awareness of the great divine grace that makes all human beings brothers and sisters.”

However, Christians consider only those within the body of Christ to be brothers and sisters, and, therefore, this represents heresy. 

Pope Francis ignores the validity of certain Koranic verses that justify hatred and violence. In his speech, he warns that “there is no religious justification for any kind of violence: hate, blind extremism, killing, oppression or acts of terrorism,” and yet we know there is for Muslims.

The pope cautions against profaning God by using His name to commit acts of hate against another human or kill another brother, and we know that such glorifies the god of Islam. Unfortunately, the pope does not seem to mind if his message is received and considered before seeking the imam’s signature to bind with him in brotherhood. 

For Christians, the idea behind this lofty Document on Human Fraternity is quite a stretch because any Christian serving the God of the Most High knows well that Muslims serve another god and that brotherhood is not possible in a spiritual or moral sense. The Ark of Brotherhood, therefore, is an absurd illusion.

In order to achieve it, the pope pitches the banner of Humanism to his audience of religious leaders, the umbrella under which we all reside according to him (“God is the origin of the human family” and “sons of the same humanity”) to sell his grand scheme of “harmonious co-existence.” 

The Grand Imam Speaks

For his part, the Grand Imam Al-Tayeb fashioned his words to agree with the importance of the fraternity document as an important call for a culture of peace and respect. At the same time, the tone of his voice and chosen language echoed an Islamic Calipha addressing his warriors – arrogant and supreme.

As head of Sunni Muslim clerics and believers around the world, the grand imam saw fit to implicate forces outside his control and lay blame on lack of world intervention for violence and war, presumably alluding to Islamic forces in Syria and Iraq conflicts. He noted the expansion of Arab-Muslim terrorism in the West for the past four decades. In this opportune moment, the imam could have taken responsibility — using his powerful position — to promise to curtail future terrorism by treating its source through reforming interpretations of Koranic verses.

He directed blame at Western media for labeling Islamic terrorism “Muslim terror” and not “criminal,” denying a truth he could be admitting and addressing; instead, he chose a cover-up.  

Fighting for Islam’s superiority from the fraternity podium, Al-Tayeb highlighted the necessity of Islamic religious roles in the political and civil daily life of people in the West in order to improve morality and bad behavior and urged Muslims living in the West to legally counter any local laws contradicting Islamic Sharia. This outrageous declaration alone should have halted the signing of the fraternity document.

With this, the entire pageantry must be called into question by those of us watching. Are we seeing a struggle between the two religious leaders where the grand imam is expected to submit to the pope, or rather a staging by the two leaders to bring about a mutually agreed upon end? Either way, the worldwide interfaith movement — intending to join all religions together as one under the universal banner of Humanism — is bolstered by it.

This Ark of Brotherhood will not be a boat most of us will want to jump in no matter how turbulent the seas. Christian doctrine forbids Christians to yoke together with enemies of Christianity. The Document on Human Fraternity and the interfaith initiative it serves requires the risk of being in one boat with those intolerant of other faiths and opposed to Western freedoms. A greater enemy thereby emerges requiring nothing short of our political and spiritual demise. 

02/15/19

State Of The Union Destroys Narrative That President Trump is Racist

By: Lloyd Marcus

Watching this portion of president Trump’s State of the Union speech, I thought, “This destroys Democrats’, Hollywood and fake news media’s lie that says Trump is racist.” And yet, I knew these leftists would continue their evil divisive Trump-is-racist deception.

With the TV cameras on Alice Johnson, a tearful black woman, Trump said he was deeply moved by her story. In 1997, Alice was sentenced to life in prison as a first time nonviolent drug offender. Over the next 22 years, Alice became a prison minister. She greatly impacted many lives in prison and beyond; inspiring others to make better choices.

Trump said

“Alice’s story underscores the disparity and unfairness that can exist in criminal sentencing and the need to remedy this total injustice.” “In June, I commuted Alice’s sentence. When I saw Alice’s beautiful family greet her at the prison gate hugging and kissing, crying and laughing, I knew I did something right.” 

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02/15/19

The U.S. Is Presently Under 31 National Emergency Orders

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Of particular note is during the peaceful transfer of power from Obama to Trump, Obama told Trump the number one threat to the United States and her interests is North Korea. Notice that Obama never made any declaration regarding North Korea. Notice too that under Obama, the Sinaola Cartel, the narco-terror organization that killed thousands in Mexico and many in the United States, was not part of any declaration. But… Obama did declare a national emergency due to the socialist revolution in Venezuela and hence that has caused 3 million Venezuelans to flee.

Oh yeah… nothing from Obama either regarding the Islamic State and Syria or Iraq… or Russia considering Moscow’s intrusion into our 2016 election systems.

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According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford.

And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register.

Here’s a list of the presidents who declared still ongoing national emergencies.

President Jimmy Carter

Nov 14, 1979: The National Emergency With Respect to Iran, in response to the Iran hostage crisis.

President Bill Clinton

Nov 14, 1994: The National Emergency With Respect to the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, that combined two previous national emergencies focused on weapons of mass destruction.

Jan. 2, 1995: The National Emergency With Respect to Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process placed economic sanctions in response to the Jerusalem bombing.

March 15, 1995: The National Emergency With Respect to Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources was an effort to prevent potential deals between oil companies.

October 21, 1995: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia was declared after increased reports of drug cartels laundering money through American companies.

March 1, 1996: The National Emergency With Respect to Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels with Respect to Cuba was after civilian planes were shot down near Cuba

November 3, 1997: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan implemented economic and trade sanctions.

President George W. Bush

June 26, 2001: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans imposed sanctions on those aiding Albanian insurgents in Macedonia

Aug 17, 2001: The National Emergency With Respect to Export Control Regulations renewed presidential power to control exports in a national emergency since the Export Administration Act of 1979 lapsed.

Sept 14, 2001: The National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks was in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Sept 23, 2001: The National Emergency With Respect to Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism was in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

March 6, 2003: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe was an effort to punish associates of Robert Mugabe.

May 22, 2003: The National Emergency With Respect to Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest was issued following the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

May 11, 2004: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria was in response to Syria supporting terrorist activity in Iraq.

June 16, 2006: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus was in response to charges of fraud in the Belarus presidential election.

Oct 27, 2006: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was in response to violence around the Congolese presidential election runoff.

Aug 1, 2007: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon was in response to a breakdown of the rule of law in Lebanon.

June 26, 2008: The National Emergency With Respect to Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea cited the risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material. President Trump renewed this June 22, 2018 citing the “existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat.”

President Barack Obama

April 12, 2010: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia was in respect to threats posed by Somali pirates.

February 25, 2011: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya froze the assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

July 25, 2011: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Transnational Criminals was in response to the rise in crime by specific organizations: Los Zetas (Mexico), The Brothers’ Circle (former Soviet Union countries), the Yakuza (Japan), and the Camorra (Italy).

May 16, 2012: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen addressed political unrest within the Yemen government.

March 16, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine was in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea.

April 3, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan was in response to the ongoing civil war.

May 12, 2014: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic was in response to violence towards humanitarian aid workers.

March 8, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela was in response to human rights violations.

April 1, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities was in response to Chinese cyber attacks on the U.S.

Nov 23, 2015: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi was declared after a failed coup.

President Donald Trump

Dec 20, 2017: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption imposed sanctions on the Myanmar general for his role persecuting Rohingya Muslims.

Sept 12, 2018: The National Emergency With Respect to Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election attempted to prevent any meddling with the 2018 midterm elections amid the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Nov 27, 2018: The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua was declared by President Trump in response to violence and the Ortega regime’s “systematic dismantling and undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law” that constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”


02/15/19

How ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Amnesty Could Destroy American Liberty

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Thousands of demonstrators march through downtown to City Hall in one of several May Day marches and rallies in southern California and in at least 75 cities nationwide to press for immigrant and labor rights on May 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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There is no issue that will more decisively spell the end of American liberty than that of amnesty for this country’s millions of illegal aliens.

Illegal immigration and the societal changes it will bring with it are more than an economic issue, a public health issue, a law enforcement issue, or even a national security problem — it is an existential threat to the survival of the United States as a constitutional republic.

It comes down to simple math.

For years, the generally accepted estimate of illegal aliens living in the United States has been around 11 million.

A study released by MIT’s Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, a senior lecturer in the operations research and statistics group, and his colleagues, Edward Kaplan and Jonathan Feinstein, both from Yale School of Management, in September 2018 gave cause to re-visit that figure.

According to MIT’s Sloan School: “The research found that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the country is about 22.1 million, nearly twice the most prominent current estimate of 11.3 million. Even using extremely conservative parameters, the study estimates a population of 16.7 million undocumented immigrants, nearly 50 percent higher than the widely accepted population figure.”

If given citizenship and voting rights (which Hillary Clinton promised to initiate within a hundred days of taking office), 11 to 22 million eventual new voters will have a huge impact on future U.S. elections.

This fact is not lost on the left-wing activists in the United States, who seek to use the illegal alien population to secure a “permanent progressive majority” for the Democratic Party and their allies.

More Voters

Communist Party USA (CPUSA) leader Emile Schepers wrote a paper on immigration amnesty for the party’s 2014 national Convention in Chicago.

“For decades, the CPUSA has been involved in the struggle for the rights of immigrant workers and their families. … A central focus has been gaining legal rights for the 11 million undocumented,” Schepers wrote.

“We call for progressive legislation which legalizes as many people as possible as quickly as possible. … We are for ease of access to U.S. citizenship.”

Former Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez was — for more than 20 years — the main champion of illegal alien amnesty in the House of Representatives. He is a former leader of the Marxist–Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PRSP) and an ally of both the United States’ largest Marxist organization — the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — and the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle (LRS).

In July 2015, Rep. Gutierrez addressed the House of Representatives on the power of the Latino vote and the political left.

“If millions of people naturalize, become citizens, and if we add to that the million Latino citizens who this year will turn 18, plus all our allies in the African-American community, LGBT voters and younger voters, environmental voters, women voters, Asian voters, union voters … constitute a majority of Americans. Together, we are the New American Coalition that will dominate politics for decades to come.”

Gutierrez’s good friend, former SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina, is the undisputed leader of the “amnesty” movement in this country. Medina is a long-time member of the DSA, a CPUSA ally, and was an informal adviser to former President Barack Obama on immigration and amnesty issues.

At the America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2009, Medina addressed “progressive” attendees on the need for urgent illegal alien amnesty.

Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said: “When they [Latinos] voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up. …

“If we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants. That we’ll solidify and expand the progressive coalition for the future. …

“[If] we reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?

“If we have 8 million new voters who care about …. and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.”

Medina exhibits no compassion for the plight of illegal aliens or sympathy for families being torn asunder. Medina does not speak of a “nation of immigrants” or the “American Dream.”

This is all about hard numbers and raw power.

It’s very clear that the left wants illegal immigrant amnesty for one reason only — votes.

One-Party State

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost his election by around 2.5 million votes. President Donald Trump actually lost the popular vote by around 3 million ballots. He won by about 200,000 votes through the Electoral College. Thank God for the wisdom of the Founding Fathers who gave America a system to temper the dangers of raw “majority rule” and political dominance by large population centers and ethnic or religious blocs.

Many states with high illegal alien populations, such as Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina are only marginally inside the Republican camp. Illegal alien amnesty would almost certainly send those states permanently “blue.” Virginia — once “red” — would also be lost for the Republicans. Even Republican-stronghold Texas is very vulnerable. Losing only one or two of these states would doom the Republican Party to minority party status, and eventual oblivion.

How can the Republicans hope to counter 10 to 20 million new Democrat voters, possibly as soon as the 2022 election cycle?

Today’s Democratic Party is no longer the party of Harry Truman or John F. Kennedy. It is now a party of the far-left. At least 30 percent of the current Democratic senators and Congress members have ties to the CPUSA, DSA, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, or other revolutionary organizations. Many Congress members also have ties to China, Iran, Venezuela, and especially Cuba.

Illegal alien amnesty would give the Democrats permanent control of the United States. This means a “one-party state” soon to be dominated by the far-left. Think California nationwide, with no hope of a turnaround.

No political party should ever be given permanent unchallenged power.

As British history statesman Lord Acton famously said: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” “Amnesty” would give the far-left in the United States the absolute power they have so long craved.

Illegal alien amnesty is the left’s road to the American “one-party state.” For the sake of our children and grand-children, for the sake of the remaining free world, this cannot be allowed to happen. It must be fought with every fiber of our being by those who love liberty.

America, you must say no to amnesty.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

02/14/19

DHS Spending Bill IS FULL Of Nasty Things

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The bill is here if you choose to read it.

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1. The bill has language in it that actually restricts who can do immigration sweeps and deportations.

2. That 55 miles of alleged construction has many caveats to it including approvals or denials by the land-owners for any type of barrier. Further, there is a historic church and a butterfly sanctuary that is restricted from any barrier construction.

3. There is NO money for an additional 750 Border Patrol agents and there is NO money for 2000 more ICE agents.

4. Any construction of a border wall cannot use any of the prototypes offered to the Federal government.

5. The bill would prohibit DHS from detaining or deporting a sponsor, potential sponsor, or household member of an unaccompanied minor based on information shared with HHS. (This means that all unaccompanied themselves have their own sanctuary).

6. Detention for up to 100,000 illegals would require other options including wearing ankle bracelets or simply using a phone. This means essentially detention centers could be rendered obsolete.

7. A larger or perhaps a separate oversight committee/team will be established to manage all ICE activities.

8. There is a cap to immigrant beds at 45,274.

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02/14/19

Monica Elfriede Witt, Former U.S. Service Member, Treason?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer: She once lived in Falls Church, Virginia. She speaks Farsi and in 2013 was known to be in either Afghanistan or Tajikistan teaching English… sure… teaching…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues

Indictment Unsealed as U.S. Treasury Department Announces Economic Sanctions

Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government.  Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013, is alleged to have assisted Iranian intelligence services in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC).  Witt is also alleged to have disclosed the code name and classified mission of a U.S. Department of Defense Special Access Program. An arrest warrant has been issued for Witt, who remains at large.

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02/14/19

Gov. Newsom Stops California High-Speed Rail

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

It started in 2008 when the Republicans were against it but the Democrats were for it.

The whole project was underway and President Obama ponied up federal dollars for the project… like $3.8 billion which Governor Newsom refuses to pay back to ‘Donald Trump’. Hummm, it is not President Trump’s money, it belongs to the U.S. taxpayer. Hello… border wall?

It is important to note that the California governor canceled the high-speed rail over the voters of California under Proposition 1A.

The whole mess from the beginning was full of corruption and much of that fraud sits on the desk of California Attorney General Becerra. Swell…

Remember, the first Federal installment occurred under the Obama regime with a $2.5 billion investment under that pesky American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… $2.5 billion to be exact.

But after spending $3 billion of the fed’s money and $7.8 billion from California bond sales and revenue from the state’s infamous cap-and-trade taxes, Cal HSR has failed to lay a mile of track over the initial 32-mile section of flat San Joaquin Valley farmland.

Rather than demand the money back from Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons, its project and construction manager (PCM), Cal HSR recently voted to extend the term of the contract by 6 months and to raise the price from $34.2 million to $40.2 million, an 18 percent bump.

The move is even more extraordinary given that Cal HSR admits that the professional service contract was “based on qualifications of PCM and its 25 staffing resources, as opposed to low bid.” That means Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons employees, even if they worked exclusively on Cal HSR, are each being paid an average of $240,000 for the next six months of work.

Cal HSR told the Fresno Bee that the delays were due to extended environmental impact reviews and the protracted pace of acquiring 822 parcels of mostly farmland, either through negotiated purchase or suing under eminent domain.  More details here.

The KetchUp: California High Speed Rail Moving Along | SouthLA

With a price tag so far of $77 billion, Governor Newsom is somewhat equivocating on the whole thing. Seems there is no plan on paper or a timetable. Further, there are all kinds of lawsuits when it comes to environmental impact, evaluations and where if any, a rail system would continue in that state. California, with the funding of the high-speed rail, also committed at the same time to electrifying commuter lines from San Jose to San Francisco as well as modernizing community development and station planning. This is a state that has a major homeless problem not to mention housing issues mostly due to land use restrictions and Silicon Valley employment.

02/14/19

The Border Wars Plot to Destabilize and Transform America

By: Cliff Kincaid

The Center for a Secure Free Society held a news conference the other day about the roles of Russia, China, Venezuela, and other countries in flooding the U.S. with illegal aliens. Mario Duarte, Secretary of Strategic Intelligence for the Republic of Guatemala, spoke at the event, calling the caravans and their impact on U.S. border security the “weaponization” of refugees.

The term, “weaponization,” was also used by NATO’s top commander in Europe, Philip Breedlove, to describe what the Russians and Syrians were doing in the Middle East with the Islamic refugees there. Germany’s Angela Merkel welcomed them, destabilizing Europe. Here, President Trump campaigned for office on the basis of stopping this flow into the U.S. Objectively speaking, Merkel and not Trump has been serving Russian interests.

The popular reality TV show, “Border Wars,” on the National Geographic Channel, captures the determined efforts of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, ICE, DEA, the U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement to keep our nation safe. They fight terrorism and apprehend drug smugglers. The process of intercepting people entering the United States illegally is another mission they have. These illegal aliens have become a weapon of war, just like in the Middle East. A Border Wall would be another line of defense.

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02/14/19

Data Proves Chicago Most Corrupt City

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

It’s not like we didn’t already know that but actually, it is worse than you think. This report comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago… ruh-roh. Remember that Chicago and Los Angeles mayors are Democrats… oh yeah… Barack Obama lists Chicago as his hometown… but he never really goes there and there is corruption all over his presidential library too.

With matters like the conspiracy of the Olympics in Chicago and the whole Tony Rezko thing… the beat goes on.

Oh yeah, just for fun, you may want to read up on Operation Greylord,  corruption in the Cook County judicial system.

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02/13/19

El Chapo On His Way To Florence, Colorado Forever

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The prison holds an estimated 400 inmates, the worst of the worst, including convicted al Qaeda operatives, Terry Nichols, Robert Hanssen, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, and Vincent Basciano.

Joaquin “El Chapo’ Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted Of Running A Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York of being a principal operator of a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel – a charge that includes 26 drug-related violations and one murder conspiracy.  Guzman Loera was convicted of all 10 counts of a superseding indictment, including narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes and participating in a money laundering conspiracy.  The verdict followed a 12-week trial before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan.  Guzman Loera faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment at his sentencing scheduled on June 25.

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), FBI Director Christopher Wray, Executive Associate Director Derek Benner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Acting U.S. Marshal Bryan T. Mullee of the Eastern District of New York, announced the verdict.

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02/13/19

Today Is Indeed Tectonic

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Many times I have commented that today is tectonic. Geopolitically, I believe current events are similar to eras when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991 or the ascension of the US as the primary global power in 1946.

The EU is in shatters.  It is increasingly apparent that this grand project is failing and this uneven and over-ambitious expansion has weakened, not strengthened, the EU. The euro is potentially both an economic and political failure.

In fact, iconic globalists such as Soros, Merkel, and Macron have all lamented and warned about the potential imminent failure of the grand experiment of a common government and currency.

A major reason for the demise is unbridled immigration that has startled most voters, a bureaucratic state that is tone deaf to its constituents, and wealth inequality at levels not experienced in several generations because of the socialist dogma that surrounds policy.

Parts of the US Democratic Party are attempting to emulate the EU in its passionate view about immigration, green energy, and socialist agenda… an agenda that is manifested in the Green New Deal. The GND has been endorsed by 70 House members, eleven Senate Democrats and at least five Democratic presidential candidates; far from the amount however needed to push through the proposal.

Will this ringing endorsement be their death knell or the event that catapults them into history as ones who dramatically altered society?

It is widely accepted that Europe and the EU no longer carry the global clout that they once carried even ten years ago. The clout has shifted to India and China. The reason is simple; the lack of growth. The Eurozone 2019 growth outlook has been cut to an anemic 1.3% rate from 1.9% in December.  Economic output in the Eurozone was lower in 2017 than it was in 2009 according to the WSJ

During the same period GDP grew by 96% in India, 139% in China and 34% in the US as per the WSJ. As the EU economy lags, Europe is becoming more divided politically, enabling Brexit type events to occur. 

Is this a good path to emulate?

Commenting directly about the energy aspect of the GND, currently, only 17% of US power is from renewables despite massive subsidies that make this power affordable. The WSJ writes that without these subsidies solar costs remain about 20% higher than natural gas and wind is two thirds more expensive. 

The bigger problem, however, is that wind and solar do not provide reliable power so backup plants that burn fossil fuels are required, a redundancy that is expensive even with subsidies.

The WSJ writes Germany receives 29% of its power from wind and solar and 38% from coal, making Germany’s electric rates the highest in Europe thus slamming growth and its competitiveness.

The GND is radical. If passed, it will change American society, at best making it noncompetitive by soaring energy costs and massive debt to achieve such goals.

Throughout our history, socialism has entered into the narrative, only to be silenced by overwhelming electoral losses, the result of our can-do culture and society.

Will such occur again today or is the proverbial nanny state about to take upon completely new dimensions?

The above is an observation of a possible event that will forever change the markets and society.

Some write the US follows Europe. If this was indeed the case every Republican would champion the GND for as noted the European grand experiment, which the GND is partially based upon, is on the verge of a spectacular failure.

Radically changing topics, markets staged a moderate advance on hopes of a budget deal and trade optimism.

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.37%, Paris was up 0.26% and Frankfurt was up 0.16%. China was up 1.87%, Japan was up 1.34% and Hang Sang was up 1.16%.

The Dow should open flat ahead of trade optimism and the belief that the government will not be again shuttered.  The 10-year is unchanged at 2.69%.

02/12/19

‘Green New Deal’ Could Plunge The World Into War: Part 1

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


A Chinese naval officer communicates with his French counterparts during a joint exercise March 16, 2004, in the East China Sea STR/AFP/Getty Images

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the “Green New Deal.” Part 2 will address the organizations promoting this massive socialist proposal.

The “Green New Deal” currently being promoted by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will halve the U.S. military budget. The proposal, which enjoys the support of more than 40 other Democratic representatives, is a plan to re-organize the U.S. economy along what is deemed to be ecologically sound lines.

If fully implemented, the Green New Deal will at best plunge the world into a massive war or, at worst, into an unprecedented permanent tyranny.

Unsurprisingly, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) supports Ocasio-Cortez’s plan. After all, she is a member of the United States’ largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which is formally allied to the CPUSA through the Left Inside/Outside Project.

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02/12/19

The Red Roots of the ‘Green New Deal’: Part 2

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) announce the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 7, 2019. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series on the “Green New Deal.” Also see ‘Green New Deal’ Could Plunge the World Into War: Part 1.

Calls for a “Green New Deal” are rapidly building on the U.S. left. Promoted by openly socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the proposal calls for mass wealth redistribution, a federal jobs program, socialized health care, guaranteed minimum incomes, and the elimination of all fossil fuels from the U.S. economy by 2030, all in the name of fighting “climate change.”

In reality, the Green New Deal is a deeply socialist plan formulated and promoted by bona fide communist groups.

The Green New Deal, which only a few years ago would have been labeled as crackpot utopianism, is heralded on the left as a serious program for addressing environmental issues and social inequalities.

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02/12/19

The Lima Group Vs. Maduro

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

It is just a matter of time before Maduro flees somewhere and likely with stolen money of which it appears the U.S. Treasury and the Swift Banking System is watching carefully. The United States is listing those rogue companies, countries, and people who are evading sanctions and are helping Maduro move money for various reasons; money that belongs to Venezuela and to her people. Keep a watchful eye on South Africa, Russia, Cuba, Turkey, Syria, and Iran. More punitive sanctions may be bubbling to the surface.

Contrary to many Democrats, it was not President Trump that began this Venezuelan revolution or the eventual ouster of Maduro. In fact, it was The Lima Group joined by the Organization of American States.

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02/11/19

Iranian Revolution at 40-Years-Old

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Jimmy Carter is unavailable for comment…..

DUBAI (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched and some burned U.S. flags to mark the revolution’s 40th anniversary on Monday as Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of U.S. efforts to curb its military power.

Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children thronged streets across Iran, many with portraits of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shi’ite cleric who toppled the Shah in an Islamic uprising that still haunts the West.

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02/11/19

Pro-Iran Socialist Yasmine Taeb Runs for Virginia State Senate

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Ibrahim Hooper (R), Corey Saylor (C), and Gadeir Abbas (L), of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speak to the media about the executive order U.S. President Donald Trump signed today about middle east travel, on March 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Muslim socialist attorney Yasmine Taeb is challenging Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-VA) for the seat representing Northern Virginia’s 35th District that he’s held since 1980.

While a longshot (Saslaw usually wins with more than 70 percent of the vote), Taeb may have powerful allies in her camp.

Currently, she is seeking the endorsement of a group she formally joined last fall: the country’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). DSA activists from Northern Virginia and Washington pulled off a major upset in November 2017 when their comrade in the DSA, Lee J. Carter (another socialist running as a Democrat), unseated Republican House of Delegates Majority Whip Jackson Miller in the 50th District.

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02/11/19

Are the Days of Roe v. Wade Numbered?

By: Lloyd Marcus

A verse in the Bible says, “They meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.” Who could have imagined that God would transform the following three attacks on the unborn into a blessing for the pro-life movement?

Fake news media faces a lawsuit for false reporting which caused the high-tech lynching of the Covington Catholic high school students who attended the 2019 March for Life. New York legislators gave a standing ovation to killing babies on the date of birth. The governor of Virginia sought to legalize killing babies after birth. These three attacks have made Americans more aware of Democrats’ culture of death and war on the unborn. Abortion is front and center on the international political stage.

Since the Roe v Wade abortion-on-demand decision in 1973, 60 million babies have been killed. Pro-lifers are passionately energized to challenge Roe. Praise God!

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02/11/19

Confucius Infecting Your Child’s Education?

By: Denise Simon | Political Vanguard

Much has been written and testimony was given about how China steals state secrets.  

It steals by all means available in what is termed, industrial espionage. The Justice Department has prosecuted numerous Chinese spies and other operatives in the agriculture, banking, military, and telecommunications industries. Several government agencies, including the Justice Department and the Pentagon, have declared that ZTE and Huawei products are forbidden. 

Now we learn that it is not limited to just the traditional business world.

Both Senators Rubio and Cruz have sounded the alarm bells of yet another Chinese infection that is happening on college campuses, the Confucius Institute. That Institute is part of yet other spying and influence operations as noted by the FBI, going back at least a year. Incredibly, there are some professors being paid stipends by the Chinese government.

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02/10/19

A Bridge Too Far*

By: Tabitha Korol

It was brought to my attention that Westmount Temple Emanu-el Beth Shalom in Montreal hosted a Muslim-Awareness Interfaith Shabbat Dinner on January 25, 2019, to pay homage to the six dead and nineteen wounded from a lone attack on a Montreal mosque two years previously.  Such well-meaning, but naïve, efforts were hijacked by Muslim apologists to promote their false victimhood status to garner sympathy from others.

One might wonder why there was no outreach from Jews or Muslims for the desecration attack in March 2018 on a synagogue in Thornhill, and no homage paid for the October, 2018 massacre of eleven congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inasmuch as Canada and the US are connected in many ways.  Neither was there any form of condolence or apology offered when a small Canadian Arab newspaper, Al Saraha, published an antisemitic article that posited why Hitler killed the Jews, stated that the number of six million Jews killed during the Holocaust was severely inflated, and asserted that Jews are to blame for Germany’s economic collapse, sexuality, and promiscuity. 

Inasmuch as the Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dinner so closely preceded Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day designated to confront the hatred and crimes against the Jewish people, it begs the question as to why that was not incorporated into the outreach, except that Muslims do not grant victimhood status to others, and they continue to deny the Holocaust as the systematic murder of six million Jews.  Our FBI records show that Jews still experience the greatest number, by far, of attacks and assaults, yet nothing was done to honor those victims and awaken the attendees to the dire situation of antisemitism that is once again upon us.

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02/9/19

Democrats Allow Communists to Infiltrate Their Party Across the Nation

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is infiltrating the Democratic Party across the country. Communists, some openly, some secretly, are working in Democratic campaigns, holding Democratic Party leadership positions, and even running for public office on the Democratic Party ballot line. The communists also are pushing their policies inside the Democratic Party, to the point that it’s almost impossible to distinguish between the CPUSA and Democratic Party programs. Many comrades also work closely with influential Congress members or U.S. senators.

The CPUSA supports China, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Russian Communist Party — all enemies of the United States. The CPUSA still advocates for the “overthrow of the capitalist class” in this country, yet the Democrats do absolutely zilch to keep the communists out of their party.

CPUSA infiltration of the Democratic Party is widespread — it affects every region where the communists have a significant presence.

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02/8/19

Yup, Iran/Hezbollah Really Is In Venezuela

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military is prepared to protect U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities in Venezuela if needed, the U.S. admiral in charge of American forces in South America said on Thursday.

“We are prepared to protect U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities if necessary,” Navy Admiral Craig Faller, the head of U.S. Southern Command, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

He did not provide any details on how the U.S. military might respond.

Elliott Abrams, Washington’s special envoy on Venezuela, said the aid effort was being coordinated with Guaido’s team but that the aid would not be forced into Venezuela.

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02/8/19

AOC’S Green New Deal At $7 TRILLION

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The entire stock of all cows will have to die due to flatulence. Furthermore, no way Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote this alone, she has no clue what quantitative easing is, her method to pay for this deal by 2030. How will people travel to Hawaii when AOC grounds all airplanes? Has she calculated the cost of no airline travel to worldwide industry?

BTW: The actual resolution that outlines the Green New Deal does not include the “unwilling to work” part, but the overview document, released by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office, does include the “unwilling” language. The overview entails the “nuts and bolts” of the plan. Ocasio-Cortez identifies as a Democratic Socialist.

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We will begin work immediately on Green New Deal bills to put the nuts and bolts on the plan described in this resolution (important to say so someone else can’t claim this mantle).

  • This is a massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline.

*The Green New Deal resolution a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all. It will:

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02/7/19

Cover-Ups and Corruption: The Record of Robert Mueller

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

Trump gave a good State of the Union speech but can he survive Russia-gate prosecutor Robert Mueller’s out-of-control investigation? This new book looks at the extraordinary record and background of Robert Mueller, the “errand boy for the New World Order,” in the words of author and Louisiana state Senator John Milkovich. From 9/11 to organized crime figure Whitey Bulger to the crooked bank BCCI, Milkovich examines Mueller’s involvement in a series of cover-ups, terrorist incidents, and scandals. How was Mueller appointed? And what about Trump’s new Attorney General, William Barr, who raised money for the FBI sniper in the Ruby Ridge case?

02/7/19

Why Many Americans are Praying for Trump

By: Lloyd Marcus

Extremely respectful and supportive of Islam, Obama was more hostile to Christianity than any other U.S. president. 

With the election of president Trump, prayer has made a striking comeback in the political arena.  Everywhere I turn, I hear people asking fellow Americans to pray for our president.  During a conference call, V.P. Mike Pence asked religious leaders to pray for president Trump.  President Trump humbly asked for our prayers.  “Trump Prayer Warriors” is one of several Facebook groups advocating praying for our president.  Christian leaders contributed prayers to a book titled Prayers for the President.  Why are so many Americans feeling an urgent need to pray for our president and country?

Mainstream media seek to convince us that a majority of Americans embrace their anti-Christian anything-goes-sexually agenda.  The truth is, millions of Americans are disturbed by our nation’s cultural and moral decline.  A growing number of TV commercials selling everything from milk to phone services interject homosexuality.  I told my wife, “Next they will have men kissing.”  Thirty minutes later, a Diet Coke TV commercial featured two men kissing in a cab.

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02/7/19

Senator Sasse vs. Congressman Schiff?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Quid pro quo…

As Congressman Adam Schiff has announced a restart to all investigations into Trump’s business empire, Senator Sasse launched his own.

So, what is Senator Sasse doing?

Senate Judiciary Cmte. member Sasse says the US Justice Dept. has opened an investigation into allegations that dept. attorneys “may have committed professional misconduct in the manner in which the [Jeffrey] Epstein criminal matter was resolved.”

It seems as the Mueller team investigation is in the last lap, Adam Schiff has postured to own a political tribunal where the Mueller operation did not go.

Could it be that the interim AG at the Justice Department has laid the groundwork for the soon to be confirmed AG, Bob Barr to begin to right some previous wrongs and Jeffrey Epstein is the first of many?

The Office of Professional Responsibility has launched a probe into how Jeffrey Epstein got his plea deal. It is all going to get nasty.

As a primer:

On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.

It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.

Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S. special envoy to North Korea and corporate lawyer, the meeting was critical.

His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day, the Town of Palm Beach police found. Go here for the full story published by the Miami Herald last November.

Political warfare is here and will remain until 2020. This is how things go inside the Beltway….sigh.

02/7/19

Thoughts About Tax Cuts, The Federal Deficit, Virginia’s Politics, And Social Media

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Perhaps one of the biggest elephants in the room that is not discussed is the federal deficit. In my view, the issue at hand is spending not revenues.  Generally speaking, spending is increasing at a rate two times greater than revenues. Tax revenues are at an all-time record and are expected to continue to increase. All must remember in government speak; a spending cut is a reduction in the rate of growth not an outright cut in spending.

Many are proclaiming the 2017 tax cuts as the reason for the incessant rise in the deficit to over $22 trillion. Last week the CBO suggested otherwise.

The CBO released a 10-year forecast — the first to assess the effects of tax reform after one year of hard results. Compared with its pre-reform projection, the CBO now expects annual GDP growth to be almost $750 billion higher by 2027, stating a strong case that the reason for this rise is tax reform.

The CBO further states the cuts will add $1.9 trillion of additional debt in the coming years and the government will pay about $60 billion more in interest each year as a result.

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02/6/19

Will ‘Democratic Socialism’ Lead to Communism?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016. Bernie Sanders promotes Democratic Socialism. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

So, what’s the difference between democratic socialism and communism?

Usually, five to 10 years.

Seriously, though, this question comes up a lot in the age of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Many younger people seem to think democratic socialism means all the liberty and prosperity we enjoy today, plus a bunch of free stuff. Indoctrinated young people are led to believe that the only changes in their lives under socialism would be the addition of free college, free health care, lots of public housing, guaranteed pensions, and generous welfare programs. Sweden, Germany, and Norway are the oft-cited examples of the benefits of a welfare state.

Small government advocates will retort that the amount of taxation and regulation required to maintain this kind of system will stifle innovation and entrepreneurialism, strangle growth and job creation, and drive most of us into poverty—Venezuela is the current fashionable example.

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02/5/19

You Pay TSA Fees, What Does The Govt Do With Them?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

(We should be asking the same question for all the other fees we pay like on our cell phone bills, cable bills or power bills)

Billions in TSA 9/11 Security Fees Diverted by Congress for Other Causes

Money to sustain the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continuously flowed into the government’s coffers via a special security fee collected from every passenger, yet Congress didn’t release the funds during the shutdown. Known as the September 11 Security Fee, air carriers collect $5.60 per one-way trip and $11.20 round trip to help fund the TSA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports an average daily air passenger flow of 2.6 million, which translates into $14.5 million per day in TSA fees. That amounts to more than $507 million collected during the 35-day government shutdown yet the agency’s 51,000 employees didn’t get paid, igniting an onslaught of hardship stories in the media. What happened to the money? Why didn’t Congress release it even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims “Our nation’s leaders have no greater responsibility than ensuring the safety and security of the American people.”

The truth is Congress has for years diverted billions of dollars in September 11 Security Fees and used the money for other causes not related to air security. This predates the recent government shutdown and indicates where the “safety and security of the American people” sits on the congressional list of priorities. In 2001 the TSA fee was $2.50 per passenger, but Congress increased it to the current $5.60 in 2013 and restructured the payment plan so that around $13 billion of the TSA fees would go to “deficit reduction” and other government sectors. Under the revamp, created by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, the revenue collected from passengers gets deposited in the general fund of the U.S. Treasury and a chunk of the money is used for other matters. The original statute enacted after the worst terrorist attack on American soil specifically required that the revenue from the passenger security fee be dedicated to providing civil aviation security services. The Budget Act amended it to require that a portion of money, $12.63 billion generated over 10 years, is deposited in the general fund as “offsetting receipts for the Federal budget.”

Redirecting passenger security fees naturally caused a ruckus in the airline industry, which has repeatedly demanded that Congress stop the practice. Using the TSA’s budget for functions not related to aviation security has caused a multitude of problems, including excessive screening lines and a failure to align TSA staff and equipment with passenger volumes by location, according to the industry’s trade organization, Airlines for America (A4A). In a letter to a U.S. Senator, the group’s president writes that if Congress wants to take constructive and well-justified action, it would immediately put the diverted billions, paid by airline passengers, where it belongs. In Congressional testimony last summer, the group’s senior vice president revealed that in 2017 alone special taxes on airlines and their customers totaled over $24 billion—more than $66 million per day. “Stop the annual practice of diverting passenger security fee revenue,” the airline official, Sharon Pinkerton, told the House Homeland Security Committee.

If the TSA, created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, were properly funded perhaps it would be better equipped to meet its critical mission or handle unexpected events such as a government shutdown. The agency is charged with securing transportation by adequately screening luggage, passengers and properly vetting foreign flight students. Instead, it is best known for its shameful security lapses and efforts to cover them up. For nearly a decade Judicial Watch has reported extensively—and uncovered records—involving the TSA’s serious transgressions and failure to adequately fulfill its mission. This includes missing guns and bombs during covert exercises known as “red team tests,” TSA agents literally sleeping on the job and stealing from passengers, the failure to properly screen luggage and a number of other violations that have risked the nation’s safety. Recordsobtained by Judicial Watch a few years ago show hundreds of badges that allow agents to access secure areas of airports went missing along with uniforms and other devices used to control entry. Just a few months ago, a bipartisan congressional investigation found that persistent misconduct by TSA managers often goes unpunished and whistleblowers who report it as well as airport safety risks are penalized by senior officials.

02/2/19

Trevor Loudon’s 2019 list of socialists and communists in Congress

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

I’ve been asked to compile a list of socialists and communists in Congress. A friend of mine was challenged to name “even two socialists in Congress.” Altogether, if you add in Islamist connections I think about 100 members of the House of Representatives would struggle to pass a low-level background security check..but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress.

Here’s my list of 50 of the most obvious socialists in the House, with links to my website Keywiki for the backup evidence. Apologies to the many I’ve omitted. Please email me at trevor.newzeal @gmail.com if you’d like to be included in future lists.

Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.

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02/1/19

The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.’s Favorite Political Weapon

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Went From Temporary to Political Weapon


The American Revolution was sparked in part by unjust taxation. After all, the colonists in Boston rebelled against Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” and summarily tossed English tea into the harbor in protest in 1773.

Nowadays Americans collectively spend more than 6 billion hours each year filling out tax forms, keeping records, and learning new tax rules according to the Office of Management and Budget. Complying with the byzantine U.S. tax code is estimated to cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually – time and money that could otherwise be used for more productive activities like entrepreneurship and investment, or just more family and leisure time.

The majority of these six billion hours sacrificed by Americans to Washington each year goes to complying with a tax that didn’t even exist until 100 years ago – the federal income tax.

Worse still, this tax has become a political weapon for Washington to incentivize certain activities (home ownership, charitable giving, etc.) and to punish others. It’s a tax that follows Americans wherever they go in the world, and it’s one that was originally sold to the American people by President Woodrow Wilson as a means of “soaking the rich” during the so-called Gilded Age.

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02/1/19

Fighting Communism With Socialism Won’t Save Venezuela

By: Cliff Kincaid

All freedom-loving people support the overthrow of the tyrannical socialist Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela. But President Trump’s replacement, Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido, is also a socialist. His Popular Will Party is a “progressive” party and a member of the Socialist International.

It was President Trump who told the United Nations, “All nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone.”

Yet, Trump has been convinced by his advisers to intervene on behalf of
Guaido o, a socialist “alternative” to Maduro who has pledged amnesty for virtually all officials of the Maduro regime, including its most corrupt bureaucrats and military officials.

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01/30/19

TRUMP’S AGREEMENT TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT WAS NOT A DEMOCRAT VICTORY

By: James Simpson | Daily Headlines

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer couldn’t contain their glee when the President agreed last week to a short term continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks. But this was not a win for the Democrats and no one should interpret it that way. First, only a few agencies were shut down, so the constant hyping of the shutdown by the media was a deliberate effort to magnify the problem to assist their Democrat allies.

But since one of the agencies was the Department of Homeland Security, it not only forced the Border Patrol to work without pay, but began creating problems for travelers as TSA personnel began skipping work. Those people who did skip work — about 10 percent of the workforce — did not do that independently. You can be sure they got the green light from their union, the American Federation of Government Employees , which coordinated with congressional Democrats (read Pelosi & Schumer), to ramp up pressure on the president.

Of course this is yet another way Democrats demonstrate their utter disregard for the American people. They knew that a disruption in travel plans would make another great optic for their media allies, who had already begun hyping the “soup kitchen” narrative. Meanwhile, realizing the publicity opportunity, or perhaps wanting to stick it to President Trump, or both, DC restaurants began offering free food to those poor government workers!

The entire thing was a charade.

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01/30/19

Foreign Allegiance

By: Tabitha Korol

Progressivism has exposed America to self-destruction by welcoming aliens who, by their own confession, brazenly declare that they are here to challenge and then destroy our way of life.

Whereas America’s doors have always been open to people of all races and religions who come with hope and gratitude for the opportunities granted in a free society, we were unprepared for those who want to erase our history and accomplishments, destroy our monuments and  customs, and replace our laws with their barbarism, in the hope of replicating their oppressive regimes here.  

Two Muslim women have been voted into office under the cover of deceptive manifestos.  They misrepresented their platform and have thereby candidly sullied the dignity of their positions, insulted the United States, the Executive Office of the President and, specifically, our esteemed President Donald J Trump. 

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01/29/19

Weekly Featured Profile – Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright

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Rev. Dr. Bruce Wright of Refuge Ministries in St. Petersburg Florida believes in socialist revolution and that “right-wing teachings contradict Christ.”

He recently wrote:

2019 must be a year of uprising and action. We must collectively come together and take to the streets. We must organize, we must strategize, we must look at what must be done to change the tide of where things are going in this country and globally.

The open growth and validation of White Power and White Supremacy has fueled all kinds of “isms”, Racism, Sexism, Classism, Homophobia, Ableism continues to growth. This current administration of the “Orange Julius Caesar” is the culmination of years of the Corporate parties of the Democrats and Republicans love affair with Greed, Capitalism, and Corporate money, as well as the War machine and it’s Imperial ventures around the globe.

Movements must emerge… But, they must be all inclusive and not anti-immigrant. They must be movement’s from the bottom up, led and informed by oppressed classes of people. We must unite with all oppressed classes of people and build a movement rooted and grounded in solidarity, We must dismantle Capitalism, Imperialism and all forms of bigotry by creating a shared community… Revolt is necessary and it must happen, there is no time left. Movements have always changed things, people uniting have always changed things. Revolution now! If not now, then when?

As a Baptist Pastor, Reverend Wright serves as the executive director of the far left Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. He is a member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America – formerly known as the Communist Labor Party. The League of Revolutionaries for a New America supports Noth Korea, China, the Maduro regime in Venezuela and the Russian annexation of parts of the Ukraine.

Rev. Wright also co-chairs the Pinellas County Green Party and hosts a weekly radio show called the Revolutionary Road Radio show on the TanTalk network Tampa Bay.

He has also been active in the “empty the prisons” group Critical ResistanceEvery Church a Peace ChurchSt. Pete. For PeaceFood Not BombsPinellas County Coalition for the HomelessHomeless Legal Defense FundPinellas County Juvenile Justice CouncilSt. Pete. Task Force on Homelessness, the St. Petersburg Ministerial Association, and Pentecostals for Peace and Justice.

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01/29/19

Congress Votes for Secure Borders for NATO Countries

By: Cliff Kincaid

In what has been called a “strong message” to President Trump, the new socialist-controlled House of Representatives has passed the “NATO Support Act” (H.R. 676) by a vote of 357 to 22.  So while the House under the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted paying for a wall to defend the sovereignty of the United States, the House has voted overwhelmingly to defend the borders of countries in Europe.

The NATO Support Act is described as one of the first bills pushed through the new Democratic-majority House. This demonstrates their priorities: open borders for the U.S. and secure borders for the rest of the world, to be guaranteed by American fighting men and women.

Incredibly, many Republicans, including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, went along with the ploy. The bill prohibits withdrawal from NATO and even endorses “robust United States funding for the European Deterrence Initiative,” a plan for even more spending by the U.S. on our European “allies.”  One can easily see this developing into American support for a European Army or even a United Nations Army.

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01/25/19

Nancy Pelosi Beats Trump to a Pulp

By: Cliff Kincaid

The predawn raid on Roger Stone and his arrest are the latest developments in what is an obvious plan to force President Trump from office or impeach him. On the matter of border security, Trump looks weak and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks strong.  The deal between the White House and congressional Democrats to negotiate over border security measures is a major loss for Trump. He has become toast for re-election because he has disappointed his base. The question now becomes how long he can survive as president.

Let’s review how he arrived at this juncture. Rush Limbaugh on Friday was talking about former prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s view of the current situation. It has finally dawned on McCarthy that Russia-gate Prosecutor Robert Mueller is after Trump. But remember that back in May, 2017, McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote an article for National Review that called Mueller a “solid choice” for Russia-gate. McCarthy, described as one of the nation’s most prominent voices on legal and national security issues, said: “Bob Mueller is a widely respected former prosecutor, U.S. attorney, high-ranking Justice Department official, and FBI director. He is highly regarded by both parties…He is a straight shooter, by the book, and studiously devoid of flash.” Using “Bob” seemed to imply they were friends or associates.

It’s because of this kind of conservative “wisdom” that Trump is now in a mess. He picked too many members of the Swamp to advise him on critical matters.

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01/25/19

A Beginner’s Guide to American Communist Parties: Part 2

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


A Socialist Party supporter holds a protest sign at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images.

Part Two of this article addresses American communist groups who organize outside of the Democratic Party, unlike their Democrat Party-friendly counterparts, who were discussed in Part One.

Broadly speaking, there are two categories of hard-left organizations in America: those who organize within the Democrat Party and those who do not. Those who generally stay away from the Democratic Party encompass dedicated ideologues who are more likely to engage in street violence and—like their Democrat-friendly counterparts — work with foreign communist regimes and groups.

While hardened communists represent a small fraction of the population, they have a surprisingly powerful impact but receive little scrutiny from the establishment media. The Revolutionary Communist Party’s flag-burning activities, for example, resulted in a Supreme Court decision that continues to reverberate.

The Revolutionary Communist Party’s front group, Refuse Fascism, placed a full-page ad in the New York Times that was signed by former Weather Underground terrorist, communist, and former President Barack Obama’s friend Bill Ayers; professor of theology and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Cornel West; and militant anti-Israel activist Marc Lamont Hill, to name a few.

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01/25/19

Meet God’s Communists

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


A priest walks to the sanctuary following a mass. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images.

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) has a Religion Commission, where socialist pastors, religious academics, and laypeople network to spread Marxist ideas through their churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques. The United States is a deeply religious country. Very early on, the CPUSA realized that if the United States was ever to be brought to socialism, religion would have to be harnessed to the task.

As the United States is primarily a Christian country, the communists began to infiltrate churches, seminaries, and theological colleges even before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.

In Congressional testimony in July 1953, former CPUSA Chairman Ben Gitlow described how Harry Ward, later a secret party member, established the first communist front in America:

“The Methodist Federation for Social Action … was first organized by a group of Socialist, Marxist clergymen of the Methodist church headed by Dr. Harry F. Ward. … Its objective was to transform the Methodist Church and Christianity into an instrument for the achievement of socialism. It was established in 1907, 12 years before the organization of the Communist Party in the United States in 1919.”

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01/25/19

More to the Venezuela Revolution, Carnet de la Patria

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

SOCIAL CONTROL

Let lil’ miss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in please on a few of these details:

Sorta president Nicolas Maduro blames the United States for leading the mission to remove him from office. He has cut off diplomatic relations with the United States, while calling for the expulsion of our diplomatic staff. Only non-essential personnel of the United States has been told to leave Venezuela.

Presently, a self declared president is in hiding for his own safety it seems, Juan Guaido. Guaido has been approved and recognized not only by the United States, but Europe and Canada as other countries in the region have done the same.

On January 10, 2019, the Organization of American States, a Latin American council, have all agreed to not recognize the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s new term, hence any political action he has taken since the beginning of 2019 has also been deemed as illegitimate.

Maduro put simply is a killer, criminal and globally corrupt.

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01/24/19

A Beginner’s Guide to American Communist Parties: Part 1

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


US Democratic Representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) speaks with Democratic Representative from Michigan Rashida Tlaib at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 16, 2019. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s been this author’s experience that most American journalists, politicians, police officers, and even intelligence officers have minimal understanding of America’s contemporary communist movement.

The average American voter, naturally, has very few outlets available that acknowledge the continued existence and influence of contemporary communism. Yet, communism is currently the single most important political and cultural influence in the country. Therefore, thumbnail sketches are provided here that outline the more significant domestic communist organizations currently working to undermine the Constitution and impose socialism on the American people.

A word on communism versus socialism: Socialism is a euphemism for communism. They are two peas in the same pod and all lead to tyranny. Communism is socialism, and those who want you to believe otherwise are attempting to indoctrinate you. Period.

There are two American “lefts”: Communists willing to work with and inside the Democratic Party to achieve their goals; and communists who regard the Democrats as a hopelessly “bourgeois” “capitalist” party.

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01/24/19

Our Revolution: Marxist Trojan Horse Inside the Democratic Party

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Former Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the Our Revolution Massachusetts Rally at the Orpheum Theatre on March 31, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

In the 2018 election cycle, a Marxist-led organization claiming more than 100,000 members in 50 states helped elect one U.S. senator, 10 members of Congress, around 70 state, county, and municipal officials, and contributed to the victory of more than 20 left-wing state and county ballot measures.

Our Revolution, the vehicle organized in 2016 to carry on the Bernie Sanders movement, endorsed several hundred candidates and ballot measures. Most fell short of victory, but six new leftist members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and a slew of socialist state representatives, county commissioners, and school board members have encouraged a U.S. left that had been long disillusioned with electoral politics.

Other beneficiaries of Our Revolution included incumbents Sen. Bernie Sanders and Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).  

Our Revolution’s goal is no less than the revolutionary transformation of the United States.

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01/24/19

A Volatile Day

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

As widely noted many hedge funds and quantitative investors are on the sidelines because of market volatility. This pessimism has also spread to ETF investors for they have yanked about $4 billion from funds thus far this year. Bloomberg writes that this is unusual given that asset flows for the group have not moved in opposition to the market in more than a decade.

Can we suggest that geopolitical issues are finally taking their toll upon this huge cadre of investors?

Speaking of politics, what words can I use to describe Washington? Life is indeed stranger than fiction. Regardless of one’s political views, the dysfunctionalism in Washington is horrific and is perhaps now beginning to impact investor psychology.

Bloomberg writes that since the beginning of the year approximately 90% of the volume is the result of algorithmic and technology-based trading; trading based upon momentum and capitalization, not any macroeconomic or geopolitical thought. Wow!

Speaking of volatility, yesterday was again volatile with all averages opening higher by 1%, because of earnings. Mid-day the indices declined over 1% on growth fears and the 50-day moving average for the S & P 500 was breached as selling accelerated. However, just as quickly as shares fell, the S & P rallied. At the close, the NASDAQ was flat, the S & P 500 up 0.22% and the Dow up about 0.70%.

Commenting about the annual economic forum in Davos, it appears all participants are defending the global order. This should not be a surprise given the billions spent and legislation passed to ensure perpetuity.  However, democracy is intervening. Economic nationalism is surging in most western democracies, democracies that represent about 70% of global production.  President Trump is a symptom of today’s environment, not the cause.

The cause in my view is income inequality and the heavy burden of the bureaucratic state that believes their views are omnipotent and omniscient to that of their constituents.

Wow! We are living in tectonic times!

What will happen today?

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was down 0.09%, Paris was up 0.84% and Frankfurt was up 0.55%. China was up 0.42%, Japan was down 0.09% and Hang Sang was up 0.42%.

The Dow should open flat ahead of downbeat comments from Davos where the world’s elite are gathered defending the current economic order, an order that appears in global disarray. The ultimate reality show in Washington is continuing. And then there are earnings and trade, the view of each radically changes in a five-word tweet. The 10-year is up 5/32 to yield 2.73%.

01/23/19

Why are leftists thrilled by abortion?

By: Lloyd Marcus

On January 7, Hillary Clinton and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced their satanic bill to allow abortions through all nine months up to birth.  The intensely jubilant faces of these two Democrats while launching their baby-killing campaign was bone-chillingly evil.  Clinton and Cuomo held their joined hands high in the air like an enthusiastic victorious battle-cry as they grinned ear to ear.  Why were they so happy?  Why are these leftist politicians barely able to contain their excitement over the thought of killing more babies? 

During her presidential campaign, Hillary vowed to protect animals from cruelty and abuse.  And yet, Hillary is elated over her bill to allow abortion doctors to deliver a nine-month-old baby except for the head, then shove scissors into his brain to kill him.  This barbaric, shameful, and evil procedure is called partial-birth abortion

In 2011, Hillary cosponsored the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act to end the slaughter of horses for their meat.  Meanwhile, Hillary passionately defends Planned Parenthood, which kills babies for their meat, selling dead baby body parts – intact heads sell for premium prices.  Planned Parenthood has made over $100 million selling aborted baby parts

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01/22/19

The Left’s Tactic: Attack Christians

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

2nd Lady, Karen Pence decided to take a parttime job teaching art at a DC Christian school. Out comes the left and in a bigger way. The hashtag du jour is #ExposeChristianSchools. Anyone paying attention?

Over the weekend, included in the whole matter was the fake media scandal of a Covington Catholic student allegedly confronting a Native American playing his drum. That is hardly what happened at all. But the media and some members of Congress ran with the false narrative. Sheesh.

Ah, but there is more to this attack on Christians and religious education. We had those like Congressman Ted Lieu slamming this privileged education. Then we also had Congressman John Yarmuth demanding that kids be banned from wearing MAGA hats, stating that they seem to be poisoning young minds.

But wait, let us go back a few months, shall we?

How about Senator(s) Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris? Harris just announced her intention to run for president in 2020. Ahem…

Just a few months ago, Trump nominated Brian Buescher for a Federal court vacancy in Nebraska. During that confirmation hearing, both Senators attacked Mr. Buescher for his membership with the Knights of Columbus. In fact, Senator Hirono demanded that Buescher drop his membership in the Knights. Senator Harris made a big point that the Catholic organization was all male and the judge would need to recuse himself over any case involving abortion or touched legal matters dealing with challenging Roe v. Wade.

The Knights of Columbus is the single largest Catholic service organization in the country. Services to communities include being ushers during mass, charitable work and visiting those in prison. But hold on….let’s go back a little further shall we to Dianne Feinstein and her questions to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senator Feinstein doesn’t like Christians or Catholics either.

So, anyway, after the Judge Buescher exchange, Senator Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor.

Ah, but the GOP in the Senate passed an interesting resolution introduced by Senator Sasse. See the 2-page resolution here.

Guess what….that resolution passed without opposition last Wednesday following his floor speech. This was a formal rebuke of Senator Hirono and Harris and rightly so. Remember this as lil’ Ms. Harris begins her presidential campaign. One last item…

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution forbids the imposition of a religious test for any office holder.

Furthermore, let us not forget the 1st Amendment:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. It prohibits any laws that establish a national religion, impede the free exercise of religion, abridge the freedom of speech, infringe upon the freedom of the press, interfere with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibit citizens from petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted into the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights.

01/20/19

Locked Up: How the Modern Prison-Industrial Complex Puts So Many Americans in Jail

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

The Prison-Industrial Complex: How a Profiting Prison Industry is Disarming America


Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.Arcesilaus, Greek philosopher and student of Plato on power and personal sovereignty

There’s no two ways about it: The United States of America and its 50 state governments love putting people in prison.

The U.S. has both the highest number of prisoners and the highest per capita incarceration rate in the modern world at 655 adults per 100,000. (It’s worth noting that China’s incarceration statistics are dubious, and they execute far more people than the United States. Indeed, the so-called People’s Republic executes more people annually than the rest of the world combined.)  Still, that’s more than 2.2 million Americans in state and federal prisons as well as county jails.

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01/17/19

Democrats undermine the special-ness of becoming an American

By: Lloyd Marcus

Delia, age 13, called Rush Limbaugh’s radio show seeking information for a school assignment.  She had to debate whether or not it should be easier for immigrants to become U.S. citizens.  Delia asked Rush his thoughts on the topic.

Here’s a small excerpt of Rush’s brilliant answer.

In order to preserve this country, it ought to be a very specific task for somebody, not a citizen, to become one.  If they come here via legal immigration, they do have to take a test.  And those who endeavor to become citizens and pass the test, it’s one of the most proud days of their lives.  If you’ve ever been to a naturalization ceremony or ever seen one televised, it’s one of the proudest days of their lives, to become, quote, unquote, an American.

I can personally testify to the truth of this statement in Rush’s answer: “it’s one of the proudest days of their lives, to become, quote, unquote, an American.”

For years, I sang my original song, “Celebrate America,” at monthly naturalization ceremonies in Maryland.  Every ceremony had a thousand people or more – applicants, families, and friends.  I enjoyed watching the excitement of the audience from my seat with dignitaries on stage behind the podium.

Citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas (USAF photo by Diane Moffett).
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01/16/19

Stanford Bernstein Issued Yet Another Warning

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Tech stocks rallied after China ratcheted up stimulus to combat slowing growth.  The pound erased a decline against the dollar after British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted down a Brexit deal and planned a confidence vote on May’s government.

The potential stimulus in China and the weak data in our trading partner’s economies is spurring the belief of potentially looser monetary policies.

Earnings season accelerates today with the release of Bank America, and Goldman today and Netflix tomorrow.

To remind all, NFLX’s summer bombshell was the beginning catalyst for a selloff of the FAANG issues which in many regards abated at year end.

Stanford Bernstein issued a stark warning yesterday.  The company stated momentum stocks — those rising the most in the recent month and are closely connected to mega-sized technology companies — now display a valuation gap relative to losers, a gap that widened to levels not seen since the dot-com era of 2000 when this strategy tumbled 53% in the following six months.

The data is a sign of heightened risk in the popular strategy of chasing winners as money piles into the same names meaning a reversal could mean trouble.  Stanford Bernstein stated the spreads are much higher than they were in February 2009, a “catastrophic career-costing period for momentum.”  Additionally, the firm stated the PE ratios of high-momentum stocks are now double the price to earnings ratio of low-momentum shares.

What will happen today?

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was down 0.53%, Paris was up 0.17% and Frankfurt was down 0.17%. China was flat, Japan was down 0.55% and Hang Sang was up 0.27%.

The Dow should open flat. The 10-year is off 6/32 to yield 2.74%.

01/15/19

Ocasio-Cortez: Just As Fake As Socialism Itself

By: Frank Salvato

Just like the hollow promise given by Democrats when they passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, newly elected and former-waitress US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (P-NY), is waffling on whether or not she will refuse her salary during the so-called government shutdown. Ocasio-Cortez makes $174,000 annually as a US Representative.

The freshman Democrats shot her mouth off before the shutdown tweeting that Congress should “have some integrity” if the government should go unfunded by any impasse and refuse to take their salaries until all government workers could get paid.

Fast forward to the third week of the pay pause.

Facing the third week of the Democrats’ refusal to finance a border wall that they supported back in 2006, Ocasio-Cortez refused to respond to questions about whether she’d be accepting a paycheck while close to 800,000 federal go without. When queried by The New York Post last week on her decision, the 29-year-old representative said: “I’ve gotta run.”

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01/15/19

“Birth of the Prophet” event reveals power struggle between Egyptian president and grand imam

By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah | Voice of the Copts

During Egypt’s Birth of the Prophet national holiday this past November, as per tradition the Egyptian president, Abdul Fatah Al Sisi, and the grand imam of Al Azhar Institute, Mohammed Al Tayib, accepted the invitation by the Egyptian Endowments Ministry to attend an annual religious event at the Al Azhar Institute.

President Al Sisi opened the event with his address to the gatherers. Directed at Al Tayib, he urged a renewal of discourse within Islam’s highest office. He zeroed in on the topic of Islam’s primitive husband “oral divorce” device. This was not the first time Al Sisi brought up the sensitive issue of reform. He had made an appeal one year earlier, only this time he went a step further.

Taking his cue from recent expressions by Egyptian thinkers and independent Islamic scholars who exposed the violence in the Quran and blamed the earliest interpretations found in Sunni books, Al Sisi suggested modification of the interpretations of the Sunah’s doctrinal verses regarding divorce. Ironically, it was Al Sisi’s government early last year that arrested, imprisoned, fined and censored the very Egyptian critics whose materials he used to defend his position before Al Ahzar.

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01/15/19

Nigerian Children Being Trafficked to Europe for Sex Slavery

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Remember back  in 2014 there was a devastating condition in Nigeria of abducted school girls? The Congressional Black Caucus back then demanded the girls be returned and the terror group be brought to justice.

Anyone wonder where the United Nations is on trafficking in Africa?

Anyway, at the time in 2014, Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Barbara Lee and Karen Bass (both D-CA) all gathered to hold a press conference outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC to make declarations and demands.

As of March 2018, most of the 276 school girls have been freed and returned to their hometown, Dapchi, Nigeria. An estimated 60 escaped and others were sold, then released by Boko Haram while a few others were rescued.

But now there is another nasty condition and it is trafficking. Hello Europe?

Highly organised Nigerian gangs are earning “extremely high profits” from trafficking children into 12 European countries, including Ireland, for prostitution, according to the EU police agency.

Europol said victims generate a smuggling debt of between €30,000-€60,000 each — and that paying off the debts can take years.

The agency said Nigerian criminal groups are organised into cells, typically run by females, known as “madams,” with men working in supportive roles.

The Europol report on the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims said southern EU countries, such as Italy and Spain, are the main entry points for trafficked Nigerians.

It said victims are then forced into prostitution in both the two entry countries and 10 other member states, including Ireland.

It said Nigerian organised crime gangs pose a “great challenge” to EU law enforcement. It said they were well organised, but not structured like most other crime networks.

The Ramble: Human Trafficking and Boko Haram Refugees

“The typical Nigerian criminal group is not hierarchically structured but rather organised into cells, among which female suspects usually execute the core business [recruitment and exploitation], with male members having supportive roles,” said the report.

“Contrary to other criminal groups involved in human trafficking, where female members are generally employed as victim controllers, the figure of the ‘madam’, including acting as a ring leader, is central for the Nigerian THB [trafficking of human beings] business.”

The report said the cellular structure makes it easy to move victims and that if one cell is dismantled by police, the other cells can continue operating.

It said: “Nigerian networks generate extremely high criminal profits, as each victim is forced to pay back the organisation usually between €30,000 and €60,000.”

It said most victims of Nigerian gangs were aged between 15 and 17, though the reports documents children aged 11-15 and some aged six-10 and even under five.

The girls were often promised well-paid jobs. The gangs often involved family relatives to persuade the girls to move and in other cases use voodoo rituals.

It said victims are passed from trafficker to trafficker and are “frequently subjected to physical assaults” and subsequently sexually exploited.

About 9,000 Nigerian Women to Face Forced Prostitution in ...

So, where is the Congressional Black Caucus now? Well, they have moved on to water issues in Nigeria. Last July:

23 members from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) issued a letter of solidarity to the Our Water, Our Right Coalition in Nigeria which is leading an ongoing struggle for water access that has been sidelined for years by government attempts to privatize the water system. The letter makes direct connections between the struggle of the people of Lagos and that of people in U.S. cities like Flint and Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read more here.

Now we understand that trafficking of children is a selective scandal for the Democrats… those from Central and Latin America and those in Africa. Has anyone in the CBC spoken out to the media about the new conditions in Europe and Nigeria? Anyone?

One last item, this is not a new phenomenon:

In an interview with Reuters at the end of May, Julia Siluyanova of Russian anti-slavery group Alternativa said: “We discovered that about 30 [Nigerian women] were brought to the Confederations Cup in Moscow last year… we expect to face the same problem during the World Cup this year.”

Law enforcement agencies across Europe and other regions routinely rescue young Nigerian women who have been smuggled out of their home country to work in brothels.

Many are put through juju voodoo rituals before being smuggled abroad, during which they are convinced that their relatives will suffer death or serious illness if they refuse to follow the instructions of their traffickers.

In February, police in the UK and Spain arrested 12 members of an international Nigerian sex trafficking gang who were said to have pulled out their victims’ fingernails and made them eat raw chicken hearts during juju rituals.

01/15/19

PG&E Heads to Bankruptcy Due to Wildfire Liabilities

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

PG&E is the largest power company in the United States and is giving employees a 15-day notice of intent to file Chapter 11.

The catastrophic fires of 2017 and 2018 in California could reach upwards of $30 billion in damages and liability. The CEO has announced his exit and has been replaced on a temporary basis by the corporate lawyer, John Simon. PG&E serves 16 million customers and this legal process is not supposed to impact services for electric power or natural gas.

The November Camp fire that swept through a mountain community in California, killed 86 people and the property and business damage has yet to be estimated. It is estimated that PG&E has $1.5 billion in liquidity and could take as much as two years to recover from Chapter 11.

Meanwhile, there was quite the travel and play junket to Hawaii as those fires burned. What you say?

California lawmakers are no different from those in Congress taking little vacations at really bad times in the worst of bad judgement. (30+ Hispanic lawmakers, part of the BOLD PAC took a multi-lobby paid vacation to Puerto Rico during the government shutdown)

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FNC: A group of California lawmakers took a trip to Hawaii with utility companies last year as wildfires wreaked havoc in their state.

During the junket, representatives from utility companies discussed with the bipartisan group of lawmakers just how much responsibility they should bear for wildfires – even as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) could be on the hook for several billions of dollars in damages for fires it caused over the past few years.

The utility companies are pushing for a new state law that would raise electricity prices to offset costs incurred from wildfires, according to The New York Times.

The annual event, hosted by the nonprofit Independent Voter Project, was held in Maui in November. PG&E executives did not attend the conference because of the wildfires, but representatives from San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison did, KABC-TV reported.

Those in attendance at the Wailea conference included California Assembly members Frank Bigelow, Bill Brough, Ian Calderon, Jim Cooper, Tom Daly, Heath Flora, Jim Frazier, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Freddie Rodriguez and Blanca Rubio. State Sens. Ben Hueso and Cathleen Galgiani also attended, nonprofit Consumer Watchdog reports.

Bigelow and Brough are Republicans. The rest of the group are Democrats.

Thanks to Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit that is dedicated to being a consumer advocate with regard to protecting taxpayers and taking on special interests regardless of party. Ah, but take caution, keep an eye on a possible financial bailout of PG&E. There are some energy billionaires out there that will lobby for financial assistance for PG&E.

It was just last June that a report was published revealing that PG&E has the makings of another Enron. For the highlights of that report, go here.

01/14/19

The Washington Post, Bezosgate, and the National Security State

By: Cliff Kincaid

The slogan of The Washington Post is “Democracy dies in darkness.” So I did a search of recent articles on its website about its billionaire owner, Jeff Bezos, who does business with the CIA and NSA and finds himself in the middle of a sex scandal that makes even liberals cringe. I found a story about his announced “split” with his wife in which a lawyer is quoted as saying “the couple’s amicable joint statement indicates that the split probably won’t be messy or protracted.” The lawyer added, “Sounds like they are making an effort to do this the right way and not make it into a public spectacle.”

The amicable statement has quickly turned into a public spectacle. The blockbuster from the National Enquirer is that, “Bezos —  a self-described ‘family man’ —  has been whisking his mistress off to exotic destinations on his $65 million private jet, sending her raunchy messages and erotic selfies —  including one steamy picture too explicit to print here  —  and having secret rendezvous at palatial private estates.”

The “right way” to conduct a divorce has taken a cruel and nasty turn. “It’s going to be a beauty,” Trump said of the divorce. It’s a beauty that has turned ugly. His behavior, if the revelations are true, was immoral and reckless. On a personal level, he has embarrassed himself and his family. He and his wife have four children.   

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01/12/19

The USMCA “Trade Agreement” violates our Constitution and sets up Global Government

By: Publius Huldah

On November 30, 2018, President Trump, along with the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Mexico, signed the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) “Trade Agreement”. “Trade” is in quotes, because the document isn’t about “trade” – it’s about setting up global government. “Agreement” is in quotes because the document is a “treaty” – and that invokes the two-thirds ratification requirement of Art. II, §2, cl. 2, US Constit.  

The USMCA Treaty (“Treaty”) was negotiated by U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which works to move the United States into the North American Union (NAU). 1

The Treaty advances the economic and regulatory integration of the three Parties.  It is the precursor to the political integration the globalists seek with the NAU. 2

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01/12/19

Politics & Gun Rights: A Constant Debate Point

By: Jay Chambers

Gun control is, without a doubt, one of the most controversial topics. And it has been for many years now. In essence, the root of this ongoing debate is based on a specific sentence present in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We could argue that this specification in the U.S. Constitution has been a major cause of division, not only in the American society but also in regard to politics.

Basically, the debate regarding gun rights has been ongoing since the 1960s. Around that time, the issue of gun rights has emerged as an essential political issue. From that point onward, things have notably escalated, in the sense that public demonstrations have taken place, as well as Congressional standouts, and the list may go on.

According to the Second Amendment, a well-regulated Militia is the key to a free state. This grants the people the freedom to carry arms. Of course, this line has been interpreted in several ways. There are two major categories, so to speak – the category of people that consider a regulation of firearms to be necessary, and the category of people that assume this would be an infringement of their personal liberties.

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01/11/19

Transgender Theory Enables Child Abuse

By Lloyd Marcus

Pope Francis said that teaching children about being transgender is a moral problem which he calls “ideological colonisation”. He said explaining gender theory to youngsters is wrong because it can change their “mentality”. The pontiff shared, “A father asked his ten-year-old-son: ‘What do you want to do when you grow older?’ The child replied: ‘A girl’. The father realized that in the school books the gender theory was taught. This is against the natural things.”Pope Francis declared transgender theory is part of a “global war against the family”. 

Unexpected voices like renowned feminist professor Camille Paglia are saying that well-meaning adults transgendering minors is child abuse. Professor Paglia actually called it “evil” to help troubled kids make permanent decisions for which there is no turning back. As commonsense normal thinking adults, our response to Prof. Paglia’s comment is, “Well dah”.

Public radio show host Jesse Thorn identified his two-year-old son as a girl; dressing his son as a girl and calling him a girl name. Ponder that folks — a two-year-old. We all know this is insane child abuse. When comedian Owen Benjamin compassionately said Thorn was abusing his child, LGBTQ enforcers crushed Benjamin’s career. His tours were canceled, and he was blacklisted in Hollywood.

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01/11/19

United in Iniquity

By: Tabitha Korol

Claiming to work for “peace and social justice,” in the US and around the world, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has, nevertheless, been rightly called “the most militant and aggressive of Christian anti-Israel groups.”  They boast of their history of non-violent activism, yet work to ultimately destroy the Jewish people and their ancient homeland, Israel, by inciting others to strive for Israel’s annihilation, often through violence.

The AFSC, a Quaker group that, together with a British Quaker organization, began in 1917 as a wartime medical corps to assist civilian victims of World War I, aiding orphans and victims of famine and disease.  Their additional humanitarian work through Europe, Japan, India and China, helping African-, Native-, Mexican-, and Asian-Americans, certainly earned them the Nobel Peace Prize.  Yet, in the 1930s and through World War II, they helped non-religious Jews and Jews married to Christians, alleging that “religious Jews” were being helped by other organizations; they did not decline to help Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims based on the extent of their religiosity.  Therefore, despite the dire conditions of the Holocaust survivors – their suffering, losses, homes destroyed, and eagerness for peace in their ancient homeland – the organization instead promoted the repatriation of hostile Arabs into Israel, the Arabs who were eager and ready to attack the reborn Jewish state and implement their plans of genocide.  There can be no other interpretation but organizational antisemitism.

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01/10/19

Highly Organized Migrant Caravans Are Being Supported by Taxpayer Funded American Groups and the UN; and They’re Using Women and Children as Human Shields

By: James Simpson | The Epoch Times

Migrants break through the U.S. border fence just beyond the east pedestrian entrance of the San Ysidro crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 25, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The migrant caravans now storming our borders were not spontaneous. They were highly organized and assisted by multiple agencies of the United Nations and numerous illegal alien advocacy groups. In the recent rushes to overwhelm the border, migrants placed women and children in front as human shields while they pelted the Border Patrol with rocks.

Two related Chicago-based organizations, Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), a project of La Familia Latina Unida (The United Latin Family), and Centro Sin Fronteras Community Services Network, were heavily involved in organizing the caravan. Reports claim there are at least 100 Pueblo Sin Fronteres workers embedded with the caravan.

Emma Lozano, founder of both Centro and Pueblo, is a leftwing activist and a pastor at the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Chicago. She fights deportation of illegals, and wants Illinois to become, “an Immigrant Freedom Zone.” She has stated, “We need to change America, we are all America.”

Read more at The Epoch Times…

01/8/19

Legalizing Drugs Because Soros Wants It

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Police and EMS rushed 15 people to the hospital after an alleged overdose by numerous people on K-2 and other drugs on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn this morning July 12, 2016. (Photo by Todd Maisel/NY Daily News via Getty Image

Meet Ethan Nadelmann. He partnered with George Soros in 2000 to form the Drug Policy Alliance. Soros has invested more than $200 million to legalized marijuana and this movement has been effective state by state. In fact, via Soros, the Drug Policy Alliance wants to legalized all narcotics. What?

How about the fact that 71,000 deaths were recorded in 2016 due to overdose? So, where is the outrage? Legalize opium? Legalize heroin? Fentanyl? As a note, each time police administer Narcan, another estimated $300 per dose is spent. Narcan, used for opioid overdose, is cheaper, however, for law enforcement. However, each kit has two doses and narcan is a nasal spray. The cost is going up and for some outlets it is almost free mostly due to subsidies. In fact, counter-measures can cost up to $4500 and you can bet Soros has invested in that too.

Is this what we want first responders and police doing when other public safety calls and cases are happening?

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01/8/19

Complicating the China Trade Talks, Taiwan

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Since 1972, the United States has had a policy position entitled the One China Policy This policy regarded that Taiwan was part of China. Since 1972, conditions have changed dramatically where Taiwan wants complete independence and should have it. China is now prepared for war to halt that independence move and it could snare the United States in a military conflict.

Without any fanfare, President Trump signed into law the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act on New Year’s Eve. The section of the law on Taiwan reiterates American commitment “to counter efforts to change the status quo and to support peaceful resolution acceptable to both sides of the Taiwan Strait.” It also calls on the American president to send high-level officials to Taiwan and to regularly sell arms to the island.

Meanwhile, as a result of the detention of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei in Canada, who is to be prepared for extradition to the United States, a travel advisory has been issued by the U.S. State Department for Americans traveling in China for either business or pleasure.

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01/7/19

What A Job’s Report!!

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Wow!  The December job’s report was extremely strong in every dimension suggesting that the economy is on solid footing.  This correlates to an economy expanding with a “fourth handle” thus alleviating concerns that the economy is on the verge of a recession.  As noted last week there is a massive disconnect between the headlines and economic forecasts.  Will this data stem the endless negative economic diatribes?

Non-farm and private-sector private payrolls rose by over 300,000, far eclipsing estimates of a 180,000 increase.  November’s job’s growth was also revised higher thus suggesting further strength. Bloomberg writes 22 of the last 24 month’s job growth was revised higher than previously estimated.

Wage growth also topped expectations, matching the fastest pace since 2009.

Meanwhile, the jobless rate rose to 3.9%, the result of more workers reentering the workforce. Accordingly, the labor participation rate rose to 63.1% matching the previous peak of March 2017 and the highest since March 2014.  When the economy exited the great recession in 2Q09 the LPR was 65.7%.

In my view, a rising LPR and wages is pivotal in sustaining economic momentum.

Some pundits are suggesting there will be revisions.  I would agree with this statement but barring a massive change, there is little to suggest the data was nothing but extremely strong.

Equities responded positively to the data adding to the optimistic sentiment, the result of trade hopes.

Gains accelerated following soothing comments by FRB Chair Powell that Fed policy is flexible, “listening carefully” to the financial markets pledging to be patient with any future interest rate hikes.  This was interpreted as laying the potential groundwork for a pause in the Fed’s campaign of gradual rate hikes.

As with all prior sessions, activity was dominated by algorithmic trading. 

What will happen this week?  Fourth quarter earnings season commences shortly.  The consensus is expecting profits to increase by 8%.  I think it can be safely written that expectations are low.

What is frightening, however, according to Bloomberg the most widely owned momentum growth companies are expected to post earnings growth in the range of 0% to 5%.  The companies as an aggregate are still priced over 30x earnings.  Against this simplistic backdrop, any price gains in this sector/companies could be difficult.

Last night the foreign markets were mixed.  London was down 0.49%, Paris was down 0.50% and Frankfurt was down 0.45%.  China was up 1.71%, Japan was up 2.44% and Hang Sang was up 0.82%.

The Dow should open flat.  The 10-year is up 7/32 to yield 2.65%. 

01/6/19

Convention of States Project Vies for Four Pinocchios

By: Judi Caler

  1. Playing the victim

Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Project (COSP), sidesteps thearguments of his conservative opposition. That’s most likely because Meckler’s responses aren’t logical, and his adversaries’ arguments ring true to Republican state legislators whose votes Meckler needs on his Article V convention applications.1

Instead, Meckler deceives Republicans by playing the victim to leftist, globalist billionaire George Soros.  Since April 2017, COSP operatives have spread the false narrative that Soros has declared war on them. But in fact, backers of COSP are on the same side as Soros in their quest to rewrite our Constitution at an Article V convention AKA “constitutional convention,” “con-con,” or “convention of states.” 2

What seems to have triggered the “George Soros is against us” fabrication was a letter signed by over 200 national, state and local leftist organizations released by Common Cause on Good Friday 2017. The letter urged state legislators to oppose efforts by convention proponents asking Congress to call an Article V convention, and to rescind all previously passed Article V convention applications from their states.

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01/3/19

Weekly Featured Profile – Rick Nagin

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Rick Nagin

Rick Nagin is a prominent Ohio activist and member of the Communist Party USA. Nagin is an Ohio correspondent for the Peoples World and has written for the paper since 1970.

Nagin is a member of the Newspaper GuildCommunications Workers of America, and he is a delegate to the North Shore AFL-CIO and serves on its political coordinator’s committee. He also represents the Peoples World on the steering committee of Cleveland Jobs with Justice.

He is one of the most prominent Communist Party USA members operating inside the Democratic Party. He has helped elect multiple far-left Democrats and communist sympathizers into public office.

In 2012, Rick Nagin was the Democratic Leader in Cleveland Ward 14 and served on the County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

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01/3/19

The Political Posturing of Nancy Pelosi: Redux

By: Frank Salvato

S.M. Sigerson wrote, “A nation which fails to adequately remember salient points of its own history, is like a person with Alzheimer’s. And that can be a social disease of a most destructive nature.” Such is the case with Nancy Pelosi’s retaking of the Speaker’s gavel in her return to the post of Speaker of the House, a position that puts her just once removed from the presidency.

In her first act in reclaiming the Speakership – which has never been done before, Pelosi minions have stated she is set to move several pieces of legislation that would fund the partially-closed government while denying President Trump the $5 Billion he has demanded for a border security system. She is executing an “end-around” on the President.

Mind you, Pelosi will not succeed unless she is joined in passing these pieces of legislation by Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell. Even then, President Trump will have an opportunity to veto the bills. And therein lays the rub.

Pelosi is a political creature empowered by the opportunism of the ratings-starved media, as are all Progressive-Fascists (which are what radical Democrats like Pelosi have become). In creating this end-around, she is attempting to paint President Trump, and to a lesser extent Senate and congressional Republicans, as the one who has “shut-down” government.

Then, she and Chuck Schumer – who combined have been in Federal government for over 50 years, will glom onto the media spotlight and do what they have been so good at doing for the total of their tenures. They will use a complicit media to capture the narrative thus advancing the false notion that somehow a President who is demanding our borders be secure in a post-9/11 world is to blame for Democrat obstruction and a quasi-hobbling of government.

This has nothing to do with honesty debating the merits of a controlled and/or walled border. It has nothing to do with the security of a nation that saw almost 3,000 people slaughtered on September 11, 2001, by 19 Islamofascists who violated immigration law, or the poisoning of our people by the Mexican and Latin American drug cartels. It has everything to do with the Progressive-Fascist’s addiction to ultimate power.

Nancy Pelosi is not a good and kind woman, nor is Chuck Schumer a good and kind man. They are both political puppets to the oligarchic elite; to the globalist billionaires and trillionaires who want to profit from the bleeding of the United States. Pelosi and Schumer have both been paid handsomely for their loyalty; they are both multi-millionaires because of it. That’s not an easy feat on a salary of just $223,500 and $193,400 annually, respectively (yes, Pelosi makes more than Schumer…damn the gender inequality).

Add to this initial volley, myriad false-flag investigations and nuisance hearings into the semantics and inanities of partisan politics and the stage is set for at least the next two years of governmental gridlock in Washington, DC.

Nancy Pelosi is back as Speaker of the House. Progressive-Fascist Democrats are the ones who re-elected her to this position. Let’s all try to remember that when nothing gets done for the next two years and we all are brought to the point of vomiting over politics.

“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended – civilizations are built up – excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.” – C.S. Lewis

Frank Salvato is a partner at TRR Consulting Group, LLC, a reputation management and organizational strategies group. He serves as managing editor of The New Media Journal. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is syndicated nationally. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and is a host on The Underground Podcast Network.

12/31/18

How Mitt Romney is Plotting His Revenge on Trump

By: Cliff Kincaid

The new leader of the anti-Trump resistance in the Senate, Mitt Romney, will take the oath of office January 3. The former Massachusetts Governor and failed GOP presidential candidate represents what could be called the reemergent Rockefeller wing of the GOP.

You may recall that Romney delivered the most scathing anti-Trump speech by a Republican during the 2016 election cycle, calling Trump a “phony” and a “fraud.” Romney wrote in his wife’s name on Election Day 2016 rather than vote for Trump. He has said that he is not ready to endorse the president for reelection in 2020.

After Trump was elected, Romney was summoned for an interview for a position of some kind in the Trump Administration. Romney even got a follow-up interview with President-elect Trump. “Romney got played,” one journalist noted. It was payback. When nothing materialized, Romney went to Utah to plot his political comeback.

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12/28/18

Slaving Private Ryan

By: Tabitha Korol

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. ” — Ariel Durant, Russian-born American researcher and writer, co-author of The Story of Civilization, Pulitzer Prize winner for general non-fiction. (1898-1981)

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While the United Nations agreed to flood Western nations with thousands of strong, able-bodied young men to overwhelm our security forces, our healthcare system, and our finances to feed, clothe and house them, there is yet another way to reduce our ability to deal with the invasion.  The system began some time ago, and although we cannot be certain that this was their end game, it is certainly another method of realizing the left’s aspiration of globalism.   It is time to gather the many components.

The Women’s movement began with the right to vote in the 19th and 20th centuries, evolving into every facet of their lives in the ‘60s,– sexuality, family, and work.  The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), established in 1977, focused on social transformation,  rethinking gender, bio-politics of humanity, post-capitalism, revolutions and utopian projects, environmental justice, climate change, and more.  Often repackaged, we see these concepts increasingly governing our schools today, disturbing trends for today’s students.     

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12/28/18

The LGBTQ Hart Attack Is a Good Thing

By: Lloyd Marcus

While I am not suggesting that we should experience schadenfreude, the LGBTQ enforcers attempt to viciously destroy the career of comedian/actor Kevin Hart for tweets he made nine years ago is encouraging. Finally, even leftists are beginning to see the take-no-prisoners intolerance and bullying LGBTQ enforcers have been applying to everyone who does not celebrate their lifestyle.

Many of us have been sounding the alarm for years that LGBTQ enforcers are relentlessly targeting Christian businesses for destruction; solely for the purpose of forcing Christians to betray their God by bending a knee in worship of leftists’ god of debauchery.

German pastor Martin Niemoller was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp from 1941-1945. In his famous poem, Niemoller laments that when they came for the Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists, and Jews he did not speak out because he was none of these. Niemoller wrote, “And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”

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12/27/18

Misogyny on 34th Street

By: Tabitha Korol

I can still remember the many happy occasions I spent shopping at Macy’s on 34th, as a child, my pockets filled with hot chestnuts; later, as a new fashion designer fresh out of the Fashion Institute of Technology, either killing time between job interviews or checking out the new styles;  and then as a newlywed, shopping for our first apartment.  It is very difficult to fathom  how this company, that produces the world-renowned Macy’s Parade; the magnificent Christmas windows, with incomparable set designs and moving figures that mesmerized crowds of eager spectators, would one day turn on its customers – when Macy’s owners, its board of directors and staff would consent to introduce a line of oppressive clothing to their female clientele.  Known as the veil or hijab and forcibly imposed in tyrannical, misogynistic Islamic regimes, these alone were selected by Macy’s from the world’s many kinds of fashion.     

Macy’s headquarters have fallen for the leftist line, that it is prudent to strive for multiculturalism in a country that has long been a thriving melting pot that elicited the envy of the world.  America’s past success has clearly been due to the immigrants’ fervor to live and let live, whereas Islam, by stark contrast, is mandated in their Koran to dominate and subdue all other cultures by any means necessary.  Multiculturalism is repulsive to Islam.

In addition to the denigration of Western religions, the re-writing of our history, the destruction of our statuary, and the attack on gender identity, the public is now being conditioned to accept the appearance of these oppressed, shrouded forms on city streets.            

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12/27/18

As For Me and My House

By: Lloyd Marcus

Candidly, I have not written in a while because I’ve been in a funk. I caught Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on TV sharing devastating stats confirming we (Conservatives) have lost the culture war; the battle for the hearts and minds of America.

New York city has legalized a “third gender” on birth certificates. https://bit.ly/2QUtlhM Not that long ago, over 40 states passed resolutions supporting God’s definition of marriage – between one man and one woman. According to the Public Religious Research Institute, a majority of Democrats, Republicans, blacks, whites, Latinos, Catholics and white mainline Protestant denominations support same sex marriage. https://nbcnews.to/2ri3mmD The majority of evangelical Millennials support redefining marriage.

Years ago, LGBTQ activists claimed openly homosexual leaders admitted into the Boy Scouts had no intention to change the organization from its founding on Christian principles. As it turned out, first on the LGBTQ agenda was to remove “morally straight” for the Scout Oath. https://bit.ly/2Bjr0Dl

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12/27/18

A Tribute to the Late Great Admiral Ace Lyons

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

A great American patriot died a few days ago, Admiral Ace Lyons, once the commander of the US Pacific Fleet was a military man who took his oath to defend the Constitution ‘against all enemies, foreign and domestic” as a lifetime commitment.

The last time I saw Admiral Lyons was at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach in February. Though in his nineties Admiral Lyons drove himself there all the way from Virginia.

If all US military leaders had Ace Lyons’ guts and commitment we’d be sitting pretty right now.

RIP Admiral Lyons. 

Watch this tribute from our friends at Understanding The Threat:

12/27/18

HALAL – Islam’s Global Conquest

By: Meg Henry | The United West

Overview

If you think that Halal is just about labeling food for Muslims in the manner of Kosher labeling for Jews, it is time for you to expand your horizons. Halal will be a way to conquer the world according to Bosnian Grand Mufti Mustafa Cleric who was quoted in the Pakistan Daily Mail.

“Conquer the world through the Halal Movement as Halal means pure and hygienic and the non-Muslim world will have no choice but to accept it.”

 “The Halal Certification Movement has the strength to lead Muslims to rule the global economy, as food and other services are the basic need of every human being.”

So, how does the Halal Movement plan to achieve such a lofty goal?  They are doing it in the time-honored way of any crime syndicate, like Mob boss Al Capone with extortion for “protection money” or the “pay-to-play” schemes of Jesse Jackson and his son, Jesse Jr.

Through the Halal certification movement, you must obtain the proper seal of approval before you can sell products that are acceptable to Muslims. There are many certification bodies and some of them are headed by criminals out to make a quick buck without any actual certification protocol.

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