Hello America, it’s a little over a week until we celebrate our Independence Day and consider all the rights and privileges associated with citizenship. What did our founders have in mind for this Great Experiment in self-governance and, have we kept that vision?
Some folks call me a dreamer for holding on to my belief that America is the land of promise, that our constitution was divinely inspired and if applied properly would allow us all to achieve the highest level of personal freedom available on the planet; but according to the news media that term should be reserved for young illegal aliens who claim they are immune from immigration laws or that they shouldn’t be deported simply because their parents violated our immigration laws.
Maybe our sense of history needs to be ignited, like the fuse of a 4th of July bottle rocket sent into the night sky, a chance to remind us of battles long ago fought for… for what? I know they fought for something; must have been for lower prices on Dr. Pepper so we could enjoy grilled hamburgers with a stack of crunchy potato chips. They fought so we could send a women’s soccer team to represent our country in the World Cup Games; well, most of the athletes on our team acknowledge and stand when our National Anthem is played…
Those battles were fought to define us as a nation that honors and respects inalienable rights of individuals, generally defined as Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. These rights were later specifically defined as the Bill of Rights in our Constitution; however, among the individual rights so defined, the individual’s right to freedom of movement within these United States wasn’t listed because our founders didn’t think individual freedom of movement would ever be in question.
The time for Garry’s first surgery is now upon us. He will go in at 6 am tomorrow for a colostomy. The surgery should take three or four hours and he will be in the hospital for three to four days. Dr. Wilson is one of the best out there at this kind of surgery and he will operate on Garry first thing tomorrow.
Garry’s red and white blood cell counts are now normal. He has lost more than 70 pounds. His color is good, so is his appetite. His attitude is very good although he’s apprehensive about tomorrow. So am I but I know he will come through this just fine.
Since this was scheduled, a few things have come to light. First off, since the chemo was stopped, Garry has steadily improved. There is still tremendous pain in the bathroom but otherwise, the pain falls off quickly. He has also healed some.
The radiologist is now saying there may not be a CyberKnife surgery on his lung for the tumor. There is an excellent chance the chemo will have taken care of it but they won’t know until another scan is done after the final three chemo treatments. Those treatments will start on July 15th and there will be one every two weeks for six weeks. After that (and if the lung tumor is gone), there will be one final surgery to remove the rectal tumor and seal off below. Surprisingly, the radiologist is now saying the original PET scan was not definitive on the lung tumor. I’m confused but relieved.
We now estimate that we will move back to Nevada in September or October barring any other problems. My wound is now officially healed after six long months, so I am good to go. Our oldest daughter and son-in-law will help us move back.
If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page and we have already met our goal – she increased it by two grand to help with final medical expenses and moving. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of NoisyRoom.net to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
Prayers are always appreciated and please pass this along to others on social media. As you know, I was banned on Facebook for being the editor of Right Wing News so I can’t post this there. It would be greatly appreciated. I want to personally thank all those who have given and prayed for us. It means more than all of you know. You were all there for us in our hour of need and I don’t know how to thank all of you.
Garry is going to beat this. He will survive cancer and go on to live many more years by my side. My prayers are being answered and I feel blessed over all of this. Say a special prayer that the surgery goes easy and well tomorrow for Garry – I will be by his side as always.
This photo was taken on July 30, 2017, and shows guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) resting among bushes in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images
We are often told there are only six “communist” countries left—that is, nations ruled by an openly communist party.
They are China, Cuba, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, and North Korea. If you define “communist” in the traditional Marxist–Leninist “command economy” way, there is really only one left—North Korea.
However, this approach is deceptive. It totally underestimates world communist power. It misunderstands what modern communism has become.
The real question is this: How do you accurately define the “World Communist Movement”?
The Path to Communism
Clearly, under the old definition—Marxist–Leninist one-party police state, incessant communist rhetoric, and a centralized command economy—communism is almost dead. But this definition ignores basic Marxism and fails to take into account the subtleties of Leninist strategy. It also ignores modern realities and the global balance of power.
When a huge global construction conglomerate like Odebrecht ends up in a John Podesta email released by Wikileaks, one should take some notice, right?
Odebrecht, the Brazilian company that is synonymous with corruption, decided to file for bankruptcy protection on Monday after years of graft scandals and trials involving top Latin American businessmen and politicians. Founded in 1944 as a construction company, Odebrecht expanded into the chemical and energy industries to become one of Brazil’s largest conglomerates. It counts among its building achievements the Miami International Airport, the Lisbon metro, and Brazil’s Transnordestina railway. At one point, its global success was seen to have symbolized Brazil’s economic boom.
In part published in 2017:
Odebrecht has confessed to paying $98 million in bribes to the governments of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and of his successor Nicolás Maduro over the last decade. If the allegations are true, Venezuela has received the most bribes from the construction group outside of Brazil. Next on the list is Panama with $59 million for which 17 executives and former officials have been charged while President Juan Carlos Varela has been accused. Varela, who had been advocating for proposed charges to be filed, became implicated in February by one of the partners of Mossack Fonseca —the law firm at the center of last year’s Panama Papers scandal —who said Varela admitted to him he accepted bribes from Odebrecht, accusations Varela has denied. Peruvian authorities, similarly to Varela, had been taking aggressive measures to fight Odebrecht-related corruption involving $30.4 million in bribes until their own names became implicated. Toledo, as well as former President Alan García, are being investigated by Operation Car Wash while a third former president, Ollanta Humala, has been implicated by Marcelo Odebrecht himself, but he has not been named in the investigations.
Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, talks with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, right, as he waits to testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A congressional hearing was held on a bill to study reparations for blacks as payback for slavery. Reparations is simply another worm Democrat presidential candidates will put on the hook of their fishing rods to catch black votes.
I am a black man who is proud, grateful, and understands how blessed I am to be born an American. My response to the Democrats’ reparations scam is, “Please stop!”. Please stop telling black Americans that we are crippled, inferior and are helpless children who can only succeed via government handouts, lowered standards, and special concessions. Just stop it!
The Civil War effectively ended slavery in 1863. After eight years of Americans making a black man the leader of the free world, Democrats are absurdly claiming blacks are suffering the negative repercussions of slavery and deserve a check. These people (Democrats) are evil, divisive, race-baiting and race-exploiting con artists.
In Maryland in the early 1950s, my late dad was among a handful of blacks who broke the color barrier to become Baltimore City firefighters. Despite humiliating racism within the fire department, Dad won “Firefighter of the Year” two times. Dad didn’t desire reparations or insulting lowered standards. All Dad and his fellow young black trailblazers desired was an opportunity to compete.
Due to timing, it is assumed rather than a U.S. military strike campaign against designated targets as a result of Iran shooting down a U.S. drone, Cyber Command initiated a cyber operation. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard maintains control of the rocket and missile systems and they have been disabled as the U.S. response. Iran has confirmed the cyber-attack but also says it failed. Iran expected a response by the United States and in advance shut down several radar sites.
The United States has been inside several cyber operations in Iran for a very long time and was ready for a go order. Meanwhile, The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning that Iran has been advancing their own cyber operations against select US targets. It is unclear what those targets are.
President Trump spent the weekend at Camp David while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia and to Abu Dhabi while NSC John Bolton is in Israel. Bolton has on his calendar meetings with the Israeli national security and atomic energy officials as the introduction of the coming peace plan proposal dealing with the Palestinians will be introduced in Bahrain.
Trump has signed yet another addition to the sanctions architecture on Iran. There is talk of sanctions relief if Iran is willing to negotiate on key topics including escalating uranium enrichment. So far, Iran has said they will not meet with the United States and will shoot down other aircraft if they impede Iran airspace. The FAA has ordered all U.S. commercial aircraft to reroute outside of the existing Iran airspace buffer zone.
Watching live TV coverage of President Trump at his Orlando rally announcing his reelection campaign, I was blown away by Trump’s unprecedented, straightforward honesty. With no holds barred, Trump told the American people the truth about numerous important issues which have been lied about or hidden by fake news media. I thought, “My goodness, the president just gave the American people a year’s worth of truthful news in one speech.” I guarantee that Americans who only watch fake news media heard for the first time during Trump’s speech that the Mueller investigation of Trump did not find any collusion with Russia. Trump’s speech was probably the first time many heard about Hillary Clinton’s corrupt illegal behavior before, during, and after her failed run for the White House. Trump’s speech was probably the first time many Americans learned that Democrats shockingly passed legislation to kill babies on their birthday and seek to pass legislation to kill babies even after they are born.
Trump touted his remarkable long list of economic, cultural, and freedom-enhancing achievements for We the People. Folks, I am telling you, many Americans were hearing all the great things Trump has done for America for the first time.
Enjoying my cup of Red Rooibos tea, I internally cheered every time Trump told his huge audience another truth about the evils Democrats, the deep state and fake news media are perpetrating upon America and their traitorous attempts to undermine his presidency. Republicans typically do not push back the way Trump does in public speeches and social media. Democrats and fake news media routinely kick our butts in the court of public opinion by attacking Republicans with lies and every gutter, lowlife, and dirty trick in their playbook. In response, Republican consultants and advisers always say, “play nice,” “take the high road,” and “remain presidential.” Such advice drives me nuts. We (Republicans) always stupidly bring an olive branch to a gun fight. Trump understands the battle in which we are engaged for the heart and soul of America. He fights back with the appropriate weapons and intensity.
Vladimir Lenin said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
To understand a culture, one must look to its treatment of the children. In Africa, for instance, there are countries such as Sudan, Libya, Mali, Chad, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Liberia, Mozambique and Uganda, where war profiteers use child soldiers to battle their government. They may be recruited or kidnapped, some forced to kill family members so that they may never return to their homes. Most are boys but as many as 40% may be girls who are also used as sex slaves for the military. These are majority-or significantly-Muslim countries.
In Islam, military might is the rock upon which the faithful community is instituted. Whereas the religious message of Judaism and Christianity promotes the faith, it is the political and military strength that promotes the Islamic religious message. Violent jihad is not a secondary concept in Islam’s development, but exists in the very origin of Islam, the sine qua non of the faith, which is why the Islamic culture cannot and must not adapt and accept modernity or embrace tolerance. The children are taught to carry out violence and terror, to slaughter Jews and work towards the extermination of Israel, to kill all infidels who prevent their seizure of land, and to welcome martyrdom as needed to discharge their duty. The Internet has disturbing footage of young Muslim children wearing jihadi scarves, singing about killing [Jews] for Allah, and capturing “Palestine” – in Philadelphia. Boy & Girl Scouts in Michigan are learning to support terror.
Under Nazism, all youth groups were banned and replaced by the Hitler Youth, which took millions of children away from parental influence, indoctrinated them into Hitler’s ideology, and trained them for the paramilitary. They numbered 50,000 in January 1933, and in June, Hitler warned, “If the older generation cannot get accustomed to us, we shall take their children away from them and rear them as needful to the Fatherland.” By that year’s end, they numbered two million and formed the nucleus of a dedicated and fanatic Nazi force.
Turning around in Walmart, I saw a large exhibit of Listerine mouthwash. The exhibit was covered in rainbows stating that it was in celebration of LGBTQ (and other alphabets that I can’t remember) pride. The wording on the exhibit preached to us about love, respect, and anti-bigotry. Why is Johnson & Johnson which owns Listerine making a big deal about portraying perverted lifestyles engaged in by less than 3% of the population as something beautiful and crucially important?
My wife Mary showed me a photo on Facebook of a Philadelphia politician with his male sex partner. The politician’s male sex partner had a full beard with his face painted in gaudy feminine makeup wearing a dress. When did things get so crazy in America that admitting being repulsed by the obviously perverted photo would get one branded a bigot, publicly shamed and severely punished?
The greatest trick of LGBTQ activists was convincing corporations and bullying lawmakers into believing their lie that those in LGBTQ lifestyles are born that way. Science proves no one is born LGBTQ. And yet, anyone who dares to state this truth risks a total destruction of his or her life.
Take just the ‘T’ in that LGBTQ alphabet represented in that rainbow flag. Dr. Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of American College of Pediatricians, explained that if a brain was born the wrong sex due to factors before birth, every single identical twin would have the same gender identity every time. They do not. Identical twins have identical DNA. Therefore, if transgenderism were in the genes, 100% of the time, both twins would be either transgender or non-transgender. Studies show that if one twin is transgender, 72% of the time the other twin is normal. This proves that post-birth events primarily impact your identity. In other words, transgenderism is a mental disorder.
Denver has officially gone communist. It’s hard to believe that a city that used to be truly conservative and freedom and family-centric has fallen so drastically over the last decade into legalizing drugs and now pushing communal land ownership. Their latest in-your-face move to promote communism is the election of Candi CdeBaca. She won a runoff race against former Denver city council president Albus Brooks and she did it by promising to implement communist policies “by any means necessary.” Sound familiar?
CdeBaca, 32, was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the runoff. And the Democrats are already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district in 2018. God help Colorado. She’s a self-described “social worker, youth educator, policy expert and fifth-generation native of northeast Denver.”
“It’s historic,” said Carlos Valverde, state director for Colorado Working Families, a communist group that supported CdeBaca. “It is in the vein of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. … A victory that really demonstrates people power over money power.” CdeBaca will represent one of the busiest parts of Denver, a north-central district including Five Points, Lower Downtown, Globeville, Elyria, Swansea, Whittier, River North, Auraria, Cole, Clayton, City Park, and City Park West.
Flag Day was once called the “runty stepchild among American national holidays” by the New York Times. While it may not be the grandest of our country’s celebrations, it’s impossible to talk about Flag Day without briefly discussing why Old Glory was originally created, and what it means today. We may know the flag as a strong symbol of patriotism, but at the time of the American Revolution, it had a much more pragmatic purpose: It existed to distinguish the American military forces from the British.
It wasn’t really until the Civil War that the American flag became a widespread symbol of American patriotism. Indeed, the first proposal for a day designated as “Flag Day” was in 1861, a mere two months after the Battle of Fort Sumter. Charles Dudley Warner was a Hartford newspaper editor who suggested the observance, which occurred in Hartford that year. However, Flag Day did not catch on and wasn’t even repeated traditionally in the City of Hartford.
The second recorded attempt at making Flag Day an annual celebration occurred over 20 years later in 1885. This first “official” observance of modern Flag Day was initiated by schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand at the Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin. Cigrand sought to promote patriotism and a respect for the American flag. He was the first person to choose June 14th, the day that the original Betsy Ross flag was adopted as the official flag of the United States. This school has since been restored as a museum. A bust of Cigrand sits there today.
Yesterday, I heard that gas was going to drop sixteen cents a gallon over the next couple of weeks and I thought that was odd. This morning that was nullified because Iran decided to torpedo two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and you can bet that Russia and China were in the wings egging them on. The United States is saying the acts of war are ‘highly likely’ to be from Iran. Ya think? Oil prices immediately spiked four percent.
This is surely an opening salvo in an attempt at shutting down the Straights of Hormuz and to cut off international oil flow. As I understand from close friends, the US will probably not attack Iran directly over this… opting instead to attack them covertly to take out the subs that did this, etc. It’s a good thing it wasn’t left up to me. I would have counseled them to attack Iran right now and take out whatever facilities they could while having special ops teams eliminate their leadership – or at least those they could get at. Hit them hard when they least expect it because believe me we are now in a hot war and many will die if we fail to act.
The Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair had a fireball explode from their decks as they were torpedoed. It caused three explosions and the crew was forced to abandon ship. The Taiwanese oil refiner which chartered the Marshall Islands-flagged Altair said the ship was ‘suspected of being hit by a torpedo’. Sailors on the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous also had to jump ship after it was hit by another explosion. The owner says the ship was hit twice over a three-hour period. A limpet mine is suspected. The attacks have left the Middle East on high alert and on the precipice of WWIII.
This happened just weeks after Saudi tankers were attacked in a mysterious act of sabotage off the UAE coast which Washington believes was the work of Iran. Iran admitted those attacks and it doesn’t take a military genius to see they are behind these escalated attacks as well. Warning that the Gulf’s waters are ‘becoming unsafe’, tanker industry chief Paolo d’Amico stated that “the oil supply to the entire Western world could be at risk” as 30 percent of the world’s crude oil passes through the area.
Venezuela’s Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel (L), walks with the President of the US TransAfrica Forum Organization, Bill Fletcher (C) and actor Danny Glover, at the vice predicency headquarters in Caracas, 08 January 2004. A TransAfrica Forum team, to which Glover has recently incorporated, has arrived to Venezuela to inaugurate a school in momeory of Martin Luther King, and meet with president Hugo Chavez. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)
When Donald Trump, Jr. recently told Fox News that the 2020 election would be “about communism versus freedom,” he was not exaggerating.
The United States’ four major communist groups: Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) (and its close affiliate LeftRoots), and America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), are all working together in the innocuously named “Left Inside/Outside Project” to mobilize their 65,000-plus members to take over the Democratic Party.
Lest the word “socialist” in their names fool you, the first four groups support the People’s Republic of China, while DSA is allied to several European communist parties, including the former Stalinist East German ruling party now known as Die Linke.
The Marxist takeover of an existing mainstream politic party in a First World Western country should not be easy.
When the Trotskyist group “Militant Tendency” tried to infiltrate the British Labour Party in the 1970s and 1980s, the media and Labour moderates exposed the Marxists and they were expelled from the party. Unfortunately, in the United States today, the infiltration is on a much larger scale and neither the mainstream media nor the Democratic Party seems at all interested in exposing or countering it.
Let’s start calling it what it is and it is profitable at epic levels. We cannot overlook that the Syrian refugees were also smuggled in, so there is no longer much separating the United States from Europe in this human crisis and yet Congress is not acting.
Senator Lindsey Graham at least introduced a bill to address the asylum issue but is there a Democrat on the House side that has visited the border or introduced anything? Silence…
Arrests at the southwest border increased for the fourth straight month in May as authorities continued to grapple with an unprecedented influx of migrants from Central America. 132,887 people were arrested between ports of entry last month, up from 99,304 migrants in April, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection released Wednesday.
Recalling a governor has been done before (Gray Davis) in California for reasons not nearly as serious as those under present Governor Gavin Newsom. Procedures are here.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
He pardoned several felons just last month including those that committed grand theft, solicited a murder for hire operation in a street gang network, and even forgery.
There is a growing homeless problem that is so far out of control the Center for Disease Control should declare several cities/counties a threat to public safety for disease control and prevention. In fact, the CDC spends more than $3 million out of their California office and most of that is earmarked for Los Angeles.
Well, if you weren’t incensed over the censorship and bannings at Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube before… maybe this will get you there. Pinterest had a whistleblower out them over censorship of pro-lifers, Christians, and conservatives. Project Veritas has exposed them and now the crap has hit the fan. This is all out war and it won’t end the way the left envisioned. It will mobilize the right and bind them with a righteous cause – a constitutional one.
Pinterest blacklisted a top pro-life site by labeling it as “pornography.” Even after a complaint was filed, they left it there. Eventually, it was removed and Live Action was banned permanently from Pinterest for ‘misinformation’ because they posted the truth over abortions. They were exposing infanticide and the left just can’t have that don’t cha know. The whistleblower also revealed the platform’s “sensitive terms list” which reveals that Pinterest considers the term “Bible verses” to be “brand unsafe.”
The Pinterest insider gave an interview to James O’Keefe of Project Veritas and said, “Somebody happened to notice that LiveAction.org was blocked. I was pretty surprised,” the whistleblower said, after discovering the national pro-life organization was added to a “porn domain block list,” a compilation of pornographic websites that Pinterest has gathered to ensure porn is not posted on the platform. The insider also stated that websites on a “domain block list” cannot be linked in posts made by users. Gee… sounds like Facebook and Twitter.
“While investigating, Project Veritas tried to post the LiveAction.org link on Pinterest and failed to do so, receiving an error message that read, “Sorry! Your request could not be completed.”
“Project Veritas reviewed the list of websites from the “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, websites like zerohedge.com, pjmedia.com, teaparty.org, and other various conservative websites were also listed. The majority of the document lists pornographic websites.” Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire is also on that list and he was censored under a “zero tolerance moment” for discussing Islam and Muslims.
Today we got to enjoy the Sunday Session of the Conroe Stake Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as it was broadcast via the internet from the Creighton Stake Center Building to the Madisonville Chapel. When we arrived, about twenty minutes prior to the actual start time, Brother Simpson had all the equipment set up and had his laptop computer set up to receive the transmission so everyone in our chapel could enjoy the Primary Children’s Choir singing prelude music.
While it may appear to be a simple task; turning on the computer and aiming the projector on the wall to present the image, there is nothing simple about it. The folks at the Creighton end were responsible for establishing the transmission feed which was sent up to Salt Lake City, it having been assigned a specific URL which could then be sent out over the internet and received by anyone who knows what that URL is.
Everything was working as designed, that is right up until it was time for Conference to actually start. That’s when the screen went blank and the sound quit. I observed as Brother Simpson got up rather hurriedly from his seat, went to the front of the chapel and checked on the equipment.
I should mention that at one time I had the calling of Stake Clerk/IT Specialist for the Houston North Stake. One of my jobs was to make sure internet connections during conference were established and working. Invariably, if there was going to be a problem, those issues would present themselves at the very moment when conference began in earnest. All your training and skills would be put to the test as you tried to figure out what had gone wrong.
Chinese soldiers stand at attention during Peace Mission-2016 joint military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Edelweiss training area in Balykchy some 200 km from Bishkek on September 19, 2016. The joint anti-terrorism drill involves more than 1,100 troops of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. / AFP / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia and China formed an international power bloc in 2001 that puts the old Soviet-led military alliance—the Warsaw Pact—to shame. It’s called the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Most Westerners have never heard of it, yet it’s rapidly becoming one of the most powerful forces on the planet.
In fact, most Western leaders operate under the delusional belief that Russia and China are antagonists and can at times be played against each other. The idea that Russia and China are allies and are jointly working to destroy the West is just too much for most Western leaders to contemplate.
The “Russia and China are enemies” disinformation campaign led former President Richard Nixon to open diplomatic and trade relations with Beijing in the mid-1970s. Nixon believed he could play communist China against the communist Soviet Union. Nixon’s massive blunder undermined the United States’ industrial base while building up a new powerful enemy. Today, the United States faces two world-class enemies rather than one.
While Democrats and Progressive-Fascists continue to shriek at anything and everything Trump in their preparation for the up-coming election cycle, there is perhaps nothing more pathetic than the unlikely tag-team of Nancy Pelosi, Beto O’Rourke, and Bernie Sanders. Nevertheless, where Trump’s actions regarding Mexican tariffs are concerned, we are entertained by just that.
In response to President Trump’s successful, albeit tough, trade negotiations with the Mexican government, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), US Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-VT), and Democrat candidate for President Beto O’Rourke have made it clear they don’t care for negotiating tactics that produce results beneficial to the American people and the security of our nation.
On Saturday, shortly after the Mexican government capitulated to unprecedented border security and immigration commitments sought by the Trump Administration, Pelosi said:
“President Trump undermined America’s preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south…Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.”
When the United States collaborates with counterparts in Europe, it must be quite frustrating when European officials ignore evidence. Perhaps this is all driven by German Chancellor Merkel as she appears to only concentrate on stopping Brexit. But read on…
In Part: British intelligence in 2015 caught an alleged Hezbollah terrorist stockpiling more than three tons of ammonium nitrate, a common ingredient in homemade bombs, on the outskirts of London, but never divulged the plot, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
The report said the arrest came just months after the UK joined the US and other world powers in signing the Iran nuclear deal and speculated that it was hushed up to avoid derailing the agreement with Tehran, which is the main supporter of the Lebanese Hezbollah group.
Acting on a tip from a foreign intelligence agency, MI5 and the Metropolitan Police raided four properties in North West London, discovering thousands of disposable ice packs containing ammonium nitrate, the Telegraph said.
According to the report, the plot was part of a wider Hezbollah plan to lay the groundwork for future attacks and noted foiled Hezbollah operations in Thailand, Cyprus and New York. All those plots were made public and were believed to have targeted Israeli interests around the world.
The Telegraph said the Cyprus case was strikingly similar to the one in London. In 2015 in Cyprus, confessed Hezbollah agent Hussein Bassam Abdallah was sentenced to six years in jail after he was found with 8.2 tons of ammonia nitrate in his home. He had reportedly planned to attack Israeli targets. (by the way, this Abdallah cat has dual citizenship in Lebanon and Canada.)
The Telegraph said its information came after a three-month investigation in which more than 30 current and former officials in Britain, America, and Cyprus were approached and court documents were obtained. More here.
But hold on there is more. John Kerry and Barack Obama promised inspections and validations of the Iranian nuclear program, remember that? Well…
For the first time since the signing of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the UN’s nuclear watchdog on Monday did not explicitly report that Iran was implementing its nuclear-related commitments and said that its rate of uranium enrichment was increasing.
In each of the previous reports since the agreement, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano wrote that “Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments,” text that was notably absent from Monday’s report.
Iran announced May 8 that it no longer considered itself bound to keep to the limits of stocks of heavy water and enriched uranium that it agreed to as part of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lifted crippling economic sanctions against it. Tehran’s move came a year after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal. Washington has also reinforced economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The latest IAEA report noted that “technical discussions… are ongoing” with Iran in relation to its installation of up to 33 advanced IR-6 centrifuges. But it did not specify the content of those discussions.
Iran has also said that if the other parties to the JCPOA do not speed up work on mitigating the effects of US sanctions, by early July it may stop abiding by restrictions on the level to which it can enrich uranium and on modifications to its Arak heavy water reactor.
Two weeks ago, the latest inspections report by the IAEA said that while stocks of uranium and heavy water had increased, they were still within the limits set by the JCPOA.
In Tehran on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that those waging “economic war” against his country through US sanctions could not expect to “remain safe.” Read more here.
There are several events going on regarding Russia. The Russia Desk at the CIA and the U.S. State Department must be real busy about now. Why? Could the United States and international friends be encouraging some of these items? One cannot overlook the fact that Russia continues to bomb Syria and then well, we have Russia still embedding itself in Venezuela… but read on… some interesting items below.
1. Jon Huntsman is expected to leave his role as U.S. ambassador to Russia this year ahead of a potential bid to be Utah’s next governor, The Atlantic reported Monday. Four sources familiar with the situation told the magazine that Huntsman is more seriously considering the job, which he already held from 2004 to 2009, than he previously had been. “It’s not idle chatter,” Chuck Warren, a Republican consultant who served as Huntsman’s campaign manager during his first bid for governor, told The Atlantic. “He’s seriously considering it.”
2. Yet another mock gravestone bearing the name and image of President Vladimir Putin has appeared in Russia — this time in the southwestern city of Voronezh. ”Incredible thief and liar. Political corpse,” read the accompanying text featuring Putin’s surname, initials, and birth year, and listing 2019 as the year of death. Soon after that a mock gravestone emerged in Moscow, and a third in Berlin. On April 3, activists placed one opposite the famed St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, garnering widespread attention.
Agit Rossia has taken responsibility for at least some of the gravestones. In an interview with Meduza in April, spokesman Grigory Kudryavtsev said the group was created to “fill a niche” left behind by the lack of street protests in Russia.
3. Vladimir Putin’s decision to offer Russian citizenship to those living in Russian-occupied portions of Ukraine and possibly others as well may be intended not only to extend Russian power over that country further but also to help solve Russia’s demographic collapse, according to a Russian blogger who writes under the screen name “Ded Moroz” [Grandfather Frost]. He suggests that the extremely negative demographic figures of recent months mean that “the massive distribution of passports may be the only way to save [Russia] from withering away altogether” (cont.ws/@Ded-Moroz/1310165 reposted at newizv.ru).If Russian government claims that 86 percent of the population in Russian-occupied portions of the Donbas are correct, this policy would immediately produce some two million new Russian citizens and be a boost to the country’s total population.
Many analysts had concluded that the declining number of women in the prime child-bearing ages and declining birthrates present Russia with an almost intractable problem especially given that the number of immigrants has fallen sharply, Grandfather Frost says. But it turns out that this all can be solved not just by falsification of demographic data but by “the stroke of a pen.” Complete summary here.
4. Ukraine is still under military attack by Russia.
Russia’s hybrid military forces on June 9 mounted 26 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “In eight instances, they used the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements – 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars,” the press center of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 10, 2019.
Russia-led forces also used weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, as well as near the villages of Vodiane, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Verkhniotoretske, Pisky, Berezove, Nevelske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Zaitseve, and Novoluhanske.
*** There is more but now it stands to reason that since Europe has joined the United States by pushing back on countless items of Russian aggression, it is no wonder Putin is looking for a deeper relationship with China, both for sure rogue nations that are in a hybrid war against the United States. Putin was not invited to any of the D-Day events so he met with Xi Jinping and they declared the best of friendships. Putin’s message got a boost, if a superficial one, from Xi, who called him “my best friend” and presented a pair of pandas – Ru Yi and Ding Ding – that China is loaning Russia for 15 years for what was described as a joint research project.
In what seems like some sort of metaphor for Russia’s lopsided relationship with China, whose economy is nearly 10 times the size of Russia’s, state news agency TASS reported that the pandas will remain the property of the Chinese government “and their offspring, if any, will also belong to China.”
And Putin’s message at the forum was undermined by a warning from longtime former Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin, who suggested that Calvey’s arrest in February was behind a doubling of capital flight from Russia, which he said reached $40 billion so far this year.
5. Meanwhile, there has been almost no reporting of the near purposeful collision of a Russian destroyer with a U.S. Navy cruiser.USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) was attempting to recover a helicopter when it was approached by a Udaloy-class destroyer at about 11:45 a.m. local time, according to a Friday statement from 7th Fleet.“While Chancellorsville was recovering its helicopter on a steady course and speed when the Russian ship DD572 maneuvered from behind and to the right of Chancellorsville accelerated and closed to an unsafe distance of ~50-100 feet. This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” read the statement.
The Friday incident in the Pacific follows an unsafe aircraft interaction between a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon and a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter. By the way, notice towards the end of the video where the Russian sailors are on the stern sunbathing… More here.
The Internet is arguably one of the biggest blessings and curses to ever come along for a myriad of reasons. It started out as a platform for free speech and ideas but fascist leftists and others just couldn’t leave it alone. Then social media became part of all our lives and the leftist developers treated us just like a bunch of pigs that they feed and build a pen around for years and then eventually shut the gates, imprisoning the pigs. A whole community of fat, happy, clueless pigs led to slaughter.
First, they came for Alex Jones because he was extreme and could be denounced. Then they came for John Hawkins and Right Wing News… the largest conservative site on the web. Then they came for me as the editor and one of the lead writers of Right Wing News and shut my sites down on Facebook. Then they went after Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee veteran who now oversees #WeBuildTheWall. They went after Laura Loomer and a myriad of others they wanted to silence. Now, YouTube has demonetized Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder and he is just the opening salvo to the demonetizing of thousands of accounts over there. It’s sheer censorship.
“On Wednesday, one day after they stated that the videos of comedian Steven Crowder did not violate their policies, YouTube suddenly shifted and decided to demonetize Crowder’s videos, a chilling decision that engendered fierce criticism from defenders of free speech. YouTube was prompted to take a look at Crowder’s videos by Vox’s Carlos Maza, who reported the comedian for making jokes about his ethnicity and sexuality.
“That prompted YouTube to respond on Tuesday:
“Thanks again for taking the time to share all of this information with us. We take allegations of harassment very seriously–we know this is important and impacts a lot of people. Our teams spent the last few days conducting an in-depth review of the videos flagged to us, and while we found language that was clearly hurtful, the videos as posted don’t violate our policies. We’ve included more info below to explain this decision: As an open platform, it’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies. Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.Even if a video remains on our site, it doesn’t mean we endorse/support that viewpoint. There are other aspects of the channel that we’re still evaluating– we’ll be in touch with any further updates.
To say that Fuller came from “humble beginnings” is a bit of an understatement. He was born into a family of Louisiana sharecroppers who were so poor that he had to drop out of school to work in the sixth grade. But he also displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a very young age. The young Master Fuller was going door to door selling products at the age of nine.
When he was 15, his family moved to Nashville. It was here that his mother passed away two years later, leaving Fuller in charge of his six siblings. Relief organizations came by to offer assistance, but Fuller turned them down because he didn’t want his neighbors to think his family couldn’t make it without handouts. It was then that he and his siblings made the decision that they were going to make it on their own without any external help.
From Poverty to Multi-Million-Dollar Empire
The road to success was not an easy one for Fuller. He relocated to Chicago where he took a series of backbreaking, menial jobs, before rising up to become the manager of a coal yard. During the Depression, he was working as an insurance agent at the Commonwealth Burial Association, a black-owned firm. Despite having a secure position at that company, he decided to strike out on his own and build his own business.
Using a $25 loan he obtained by using his car as a security deposit (about $375 in 2019 money), he started his own business. With his future wife Lestine Thornton, he purchased a soap load with this money, selling it door to door. He was so successful in this endeavor that he invested another $1,000 in the enterprise. His customer base were largely newly arrived black families on the South Side of Chicago, who had arrived as part of the first Great Migration. This was an underserved community and in them, Fuller saw a potential gold mine. He was promoted to manager at Commonwealth while growing his own business to include a line of 30 products, as well as other salesmen.
In 1939, Fuller opened his own factory. In 1947, he saved his supplier from going under by purchasing it. He used his newly acquired capital to sell everything under the sun, from deodorant to suits. He purchased black newspapers such as the Pittsburgh Courier and the New York Age. In Chicago, his footprint loomed large, especially after he purchased the Chicago Regal Theater and the South Center Department Store.
Fuller was a staunch Republican, albeit a bit of an anachronistic one and with a firm independent streak about him. He was the head of the South Side NAACP and at the height of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, he had a novel and innovative solution: Fuller knew that the bus company was hemorrhaging money due to the boycott and other factors. He proposed winning the boycott by buying the bus line and integrating it. This was part of his entire philosophy about how to end segregation in the South and discrimination in the north: black achievement, not government intervention.
No one is quite sure, but it’s very possible that Fuller was the richest black American throughout the 1950s. His cosmetics company alone was bringing in $18 million annually in 1950 dollars (over $170 million in 2019 dollars). His sales team included over 5,000 members, a third of whom were white. He became the first black man inducted into the National Association of Manufacturers in 1963.
His comment at his induction ceremony that “a lack of understanding of the capitalist system and not racial barriers was keeping blacks from making progress” combined with an interview in U.S. News and World Report where he stated that “Negroes are not discriminated against because of the color of their skin. They are discriminated against because they have not anything to offer that people want to buy” caused some black leaders to call for a boycott of Fuller products. The boycotts were largely unsuccessful, but his reputation was quite tarnished in the black community.
A Legacy of Black Self-Reliance
Indeed, it was his zeal for unregulated capitalism that was ultimately his undoing. In 1968, he was charged with violating the Federal Securities Actafter he sold unregistered promissory notes. His company went into bankruptcy in 1971. There was some upward motion after this, but Fuller Products never attained its previous levels of success.
In 1976, Fuller retired due to health problems. In 1988, he died due to kidney failure. His widow estimated that he helped thousands of people to get their start in business.
The legacy of S.B. Fuller is an important one because it is from such a different time in American history, one where the black community was much more ascendant and optimistic. Fuller struck a path that showed that reliance upon both private charity and government fiat was not necessary for the black community to begin achieving parity with their white counterparts. It is unfortunate that the prevailing political winds of the day eschew even the very notion of black achievement.
Though perhaps political prevailing winds and majorities are not important. Fuller would certainly have been familiar with the concept of the “Talented Tenth,” first enumerated by W.E.B. DuBois in his book of the same name. This identifies a leadership class in the black community – approximately 10 percent – who can act as social, economic and political capital lifting up the entire community.
Those looking to Fuller as their example for how to build a talented tenth could do no better. He stands firmly in the American tradition of black self-reliance.
Just when you think Miley Cyrus can’t get any more disgusting she outdoes herself big time. Yesterday, the raunchy singer evidently teamed up with Marc Jacobs to promote abortion and pump money into taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood with obscene images of the 26-year-old and sweatshirt sales. Doing daddy proud.
Sheer class… in one tasteless photo, Cyrus uses peeled grapefruits to cover her breasts in a topless pic. The image is on a Marc Jacobs hoodie along with the text: “Don’t f*** with my freedom.” According to the clothing company, 100% of the hoodie proceeds will be gifted to Planned Parenthood, an organization that kills some 320,000 unborn babies a year. Cyrus is pushing infanticide… aggressively. Their fundraising hoodie retails for $175 and is set to ship around July 15.
The “She Is Coming” singer, who has been a very vocal advocate for the pro-abortion left, teased the “very special” collaboration to her 94 million Instagram followers. The collaboration involves Planned Parenthood, fashion house Marc Jacobs, and her Happy Hippie Foundation non-profit. “Very special collab with @plannedparenthood @happyhippiefdn @marcjacobs TO BE ANNOUNCED veryyyyyy soon!” Miley Cyrus stated.
“In another photo, Cyrus is seductively licking the icing off a cake which reads, “Abortion is healthcare” — a popular pro-abortion mantra that makes just as much sense as “murder is healthcare.”
“The absurd photos sparked mockery from pro-lifers, but they also surfaced an accusation of design theft from a fellow pro-abortion feminist.
“A D.C.-area baker known as “the sweet feminist” blasted Cyrus via Instagram for allegedly stealing her cake design. “[Miley Cyrus] just announced a collaboration with [Marc Jacobs], [Planned Parenthood], and the [Happy Hippie Foundation] using this image. It is a direct theft of my own original art work from May 2018, with no credit,” she wrote, captioning photos of the two cakes side-by-side. “It’s literally my exact handwriting, message, and concept. Swipe for comparison! Cake art is for everyone, but this is inexcusable.”
“Cyrus replied to the baker in a comment, acknowledging that her team was “inspired” by the baker.
“Hi, we saw the image online and didn’t realize it was yours. We will absolutely tag you for your work,” she wrote. “This image is not on the Marc Jacobs x Planned Parenthood hoodie we made to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood which I know is also close to your heart. It is just on the post and not on the merchandise but we will absolutely tag you and give you the credit for your art.”
“If you could please correct your post, as we’re going to make sure you have all the credit you deserve… thanks for sharing your art and inspiring us,” added the “Wrecking Ball” singer.
“Responding to more pushback, Cyrus replied to a commenter who called abortion “selfish” and also rejected the notion that the fatal procedure of abortion is somehow “healthcare” for the unborn.
“So selfish!” the comment read. “Killing people is healthcare? Maybe for you females but ripping hands and legs off an unborn baby isn’t really healthcare for a baby. Start being responsible for other people.”
“Oh that’s right, you only j*** off to while you play xbox live with a bunch of 14 year olds who’s [sic] brains are just as developed as yours,” Cyrus offered as a response, completely evading the issue raised.
“Despite the Hollywood push-back, pro-life legislation is sweeping the nation. A handful of states have passed “heartbeat bills,” banning abortion when an unborn child’s heartbeat is detectable (around six-weeks gestation. Notably, last week, the Democrat governor of Louisiana signed such legislation into law.”
“Of course, this is far from the first time Cyrus has participated in a collaboration benefiting America’s number one abortion provider. The Grammy-nominated crooner teamed up with Marilyn Minter in 2016 for a limited-edition portrait series. One of the most memorable photos featured Cyrus licking glass. At the time, Cyrus said she hoped the portraits would “make some big bucks for Planned Parenthood.”
“Portraits were listed for $5,500, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.”
Disgusting doesn’t quite cut it here. Cyrus embodies every immoral aspect of society currently out there and then some. It’s hard to believe she was an icon for young girls for so long as Hannah Montana. She’s nothing more than a sleazy, twerking harlot. Sorry… that’s just the blunt truth.
Frankly, I don’t see what is so great about Cyrus. She’s not that pretty, she’s not that talented… she is crass and offensive, but those traits are a dime a dozen in Hollywood these days.
She’ll do anything to raise money for the murder and sacrifice of the innocent on the bloody altar of progressivism. Miley Cyrus and Planned Parenthood are a match made in hell.
Somewhere in heaven, the victims of the Parkland shooting are smiling. Former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was taken into custody today after a 15-month investigation into his actions, or should I say ‘inactions’, during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. His cowardice got students and faculty killed that fateful day and this is justice that has been a long time coming.
Peterson now faces seven counts of neglect of a child, one count of perjury and three counts of culpable negligence. As far as I’m concerned, he should have been charged as an accomplice to those murders – all of them. I have no doubt he’ll be found guilty on all charges and is going away for a very long time… and we all know just how well a disgraced cop does in prison. There will be more justice coming his way behind bars.
“The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others,” Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen told WCTV. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”
“On February 14, 2018, seventeen people were gunned down at the high school despite Peterson being on campus at the time of the shooting. There is video that shows him waiting outside the building instead of trying to confront the shooter.
“I was pleased the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office conducted a thorough investigation that yielded the arrest of Scot Peterson. All the facts related to Mr. Peterson’s failure to act during the MSD massacre clearly warranted both termination of employment and criminal charges. It’s never too late for accountability and justice,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said to WCTV.”
Former Broward Deputy Scot Peterson has been arrested on felony charges.
He cowered in Parkland while my sister died defenseless and lied about his failure to confront the shooter.
“On Feb. 14, 2018, 14 students and three adults were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and 16 others were injured. While the attack was ongoing, Peterson, then a school resource officer, was on campus. He chose to take cover instead of trying to confront the attacker, a disgruntled former student. He also ordered other police officers to stay back away from the building.
“Peterson would later defend his actions, telling NBC News in June 2018 that he was “sorry” about what happened but that he had been “trying to do the best I could with no information or intel at the time…and it was just happening so fast.”
“But evidence released later that same year, including audio from Peterson’s police radio, and a video that tracked the relative positions of both Peterson and the shooter painted a different story. At a Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meeting in September, commission chairman and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that this proved that Peterson not only made no effort to help but also slowed the response of other law enforcement units.”
Coward Deputy Scot Peterson was charged with:
– 7 counts of child neglect – 3 counts of culpable negligence – 1 county of perjury
I haven't stopped working to hold people accountable since my sister was murdered last year.
Peterson was both fired and arrested today which calls for a Snoopy Dance. Then he was booked into the BSO Main Jail. He deserves everything he gets for hiding while those students, staff, and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were gunned down. No sympathy here for such a craven coward.
Fourteen students and three adults lost their lives that horrible day. Not only did Peterson not help them, he actively hid and kept others out as well while the massacre took place. Peterson’s case will be handled by Assistant State Attorney Tim Donnelly. Let’s hope they throw the book at the guy… in fact, throw all of them at Peterson.
NEW: The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida has fired Deputy Scot Peterson and Sgt. Brian Miller who they say "were found to have neglected their duties" during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting.
In addition, the Sheriff's Office says they've arrested Peterson.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (1919 – 1980) with his wife Queen Soraya during a visit to London, on 17 Feb. 1955. (Ron Case/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
When President Donald Trump canceled former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran—and, more recently, ordered the U.S. State Department to add Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations—it was an ironic but redemptive moment for a Southern California psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher named Marv Treiger.
On June 11, 1964, the United States’ main ally against Soviet expansionism in the Middle East, the last Shah of Iran, addressed a graduation ceremony at the University of California–Los Angeles before receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, spoke of the need for social reforms in his country and the need to overcome “traditional” resistance. Like Turkey’s Kemal Ataturk before him, the Shah was attempting to modernize and partially secularize Iran in the face of opposition from both Islamic traditionalists and Soviet-backed communists.
The ceremony was marred by protests organized by the Iranian Students Association and an airplane flying overhead trailing an anti-Shah banner. The plane circled continuously, and the police were forced to deploy helicopters to force it down, but not before a “dogfight” ensued above the open-air ceremony.
For the pilot, the job was nonideological. He was paid in cash, and no one was ever held responsible for the stunt that made headlines across the nation.
Dan Freemyer, minister at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, recited a Benediction prayer at the Baylor University commencement on May 18, 2019. Toward the end, he prayed, “God, give them the moral imagination to reject the old keys that we are trying to give them, the planet that we are poisoning by running it on fossil fuels and misplaced priorities, a planet with too many white straight men like me behind the steering wheel while others are expected to sit at the back of the bus.”
This was quite a plea. Rather than concentrate on the students as they celebrate the years of hard work, dedication to their studies and the financial sacrifices made by their families, and praise them as they make their formal entry into the adult workforce to offer their contributions to our great nation, the speaker used the pulpit and the podium to call on God to promote his personal political message, an affront to our Judeo-Christian values.
Dedicated to leftism over Christianity, Freemyer is no more a Christian than Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer are Jewish. Despite his pastor title, he expressed concern about an “ecological calamity,” which we know was invented solely to destroy capitalism, the only economic system since the Industrial Revolution that has contributed to the improvement of life on earth. The purpose of this evil scheme, confessed by United Nations official, Christiana Figueres, in February 2015, was to redistribute global wealth under the control of one ruling class, and despite the expose’, it continues relentlessly. Globalists are determined to destroy life as we know it, through government changes, the schools, and the media.
Not only do individuals not do the research and proper vetting of people and information, but when the federal government is guilty, things are really bad. The federal government has people, technology and the resources to get it right when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars but again, we get fleeced.
So we have this cockamamie contractor that in the end was just not real and no one up or down the system was able to figure that out. So, 475,000 tarps that were to be delivered to Puerto Rico never happened but the money… well, that is gone too. Yikes.
They have some old Nixon people coming in to chat with them and this is after some select present and former IC officials have already been chatting with key Democrats in the House. Swell eh?
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a series of hearings related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, with the first one titled: ‘Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes’ taking place next Monday.
Next week’s hearing will feature John Dean ‘the former White House counsel who famously turned on President Nixon during the Watergate investigation, as well as former U.S. Attorneys and legal experts,’ according to the committee’s press release.
What anti-American zealots in government and media are doing to president Trump is unprecedented and should scare the heck out of every American. They have created a parallel universe void of truth and reality. In the midst of Trump actually making America great again, millions of Americans believe Trump is a Russian agent, mentally ill, and leading America to destruction.
Trump brought back jobs that Obama decreed were gone forever. Black, Hispanic, and female unemployment is at historic lows. Trump pulled us out of bad deals with foreign governments. Thanks to Trump eliminating absurd regulations and oppressive taxes, businesses are coming home to America building factories. The average American wage is $27 per hour. Americans are enjoying an economic boom. All this incredible good news is for the most part being hidden from Americans.
Instead, Democrats, fake news media, Hollywood, and social media flood the airwaves with their lie that Trump is horrible for America. They claim he obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation. Hogwash! The truth is the Mueller so-called investigation was really an illegal witch-hunt, a silent coup undermining Trump’s presidency; to reverse the 2016 presidential election.
It has started with Google and this site has warned users of the Internet to stop using Google for years for various reasons. Now there are more. Oh, the Department of Justice may not stop with Google, so watch out Facebook, Yahoo News, Apple, Amazon, and Twitter. Why?
Have you noticed how twisted news stories are? Have you noticed selective search engine results? Have you noticed search intrusions? Have you noticed censorship that may affect politics, truths or even voting habits?
Well, it begins with these social media/tech companies stopping competition, free speech and lying by omission. Reliance on these investigative activities begins with the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. This is a law where the Federal government opposes monopolies when it comes to contracts, trade, and commerce. Add in the Federal Trade Commission Act and consider the timing as we move towards the 2020 General Election(s).
The move by the Justice Department comes as Google and other Silicon Valley giants face renewed antitrust scrutiny in the United States. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, has made it a key part of her platform to break up the big tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Earlier this month, Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder, also called for the breakup of the company he helped create.
Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last September reportedly met with state attorneys general to discuss whether Google and Facebook could be suppressing conservative views, after forming a task force to look into problems in the tech industry. However, once Sessions stepped down in November, the plan to follow up with the Justice Department was shelved.
The Journal report follows reports in March that Google could be facing an investigation over violations of antitrust or consumer protection regulations.
Google has also faced antitrust pressures from regulators in Europe. In March, the search giant was hit with a $1.7 billion fine from the European Commission for “abusive” online ad practices. The Commission said Google exploited its dominance by restricting its rivals from placing their search ads on third-party websites.
Last year, the EU’s executive arm fined Google a record $5 billion for unfair business practices around Android, its mobile operating system. The investigation focused on Google’s deals with phone manufacturers, requiring them to preload specific Google apps and services onto Android phones. After the EU announced the fine, Trump tweeted, “I told you so.”
Earlier Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Trade Commission will examine how Facebook’s practices affect digital competition. The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Amazon has come under heightened scrutiny by U.S. regulators. And on Friday, the Journal reported that the Justice Department is preparing a probe of Google, sending shares of parent company Alphabet down more than 7% Monday.
The possible Apple probe is linked to the Google probe, Reuters reported and stems from meetings between the DOJ and the FTC.
The headlines together paint a daunting picture for Silicon Valley and the stock market’s most valuable companies. Big tech has long faced scrutiny from European regulators but has so far shrugged off calls for government regulation in the U.S.
Apple has drawn increased criticism in recent months for what some — including streaming giant Spotify — see as anti-competitive behavior in the App Store. Apple owns and operates the online marketplace, collecting subscription fees from developers.
The so-called “Apple tax” accounts for a sizable percentage of Apple’s burgeoning services revenue segment, but draws the ire of developers who, in some cases, compete with Apple’s own apps in the store.
The Trump administration has been taking a long overdue hardline stance against Iranian terrorism and subversion. However, a shadowy Washington-based, pro-Iranian lobbying group is working under the radar with leftist Democrats to undermine the president’s policies.
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is working to elect sympathetic congressional candidates and seeking to influence presidential candidates to benefit the Iranian regime.
While NIAC maintains that it works independently of the Iranian government, many credible commentators beg to differ.
We met with Garry’s surgeon and after inspecting things he says the only recourse is surgery.
The surgeon says all chemo has to be stopped and surgery is necessary now. If he did the full surgery there’s a 30% chance part of it would fail and have to be redone giving the tumor in Garry’s lung time to spread. So, he’s going to do a partial surgery and reroute the plumbing with a colostomy bag but not seal everything off at this point. Surgery should be in four weeks or so. We have to wait 6 to 8 weeks after the last chemo treatment to do the surgery.
Garry is in good spirits and is fighting this for all he is worth. Right now, his blood counts are good, his coloring improved, he’s lucid and feeling better. The only real pain is when he goes to the bathroom.
We are working on getting his little sister, our oldest daughter and our son-in-law here for the first surgery. It makes all the difference in the world to Garry in having them here.
If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page and we are just over two-thirds of the way to our goal. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of this site to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
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There is a lot of wiggle-room that was provided to
partisan politicians in Robert Mueller’s statement, a statement made of the US
Department of Justice even as he refused to voluntarily speak in front of
Congress. Of course, that wiggle-room will super-charge the “I see bigfoot”
impeachment crowd. But there are a few problems with their foaming at the mouth
enthusiasm to draw blood against the President.
Mr. Mueller’s words – which he was very careful in choosing and delivering – simply do not lead to any foregone conclusion. “We concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the president committed a crime…That is the office’s final position,” Mueller stated.
While Mueller was very purposeful in stating that his
investigation could not bring criminal charges against the President – and that
DoJ long-standing policy was to never charge a sitting president with a crime,
he did allude to impeachment. While this made Democrat and Progressive-Fascists
giddy, it was Mueller’s other words
that will, once again, leave them slack-jawed when nothing comes of their investigations. In fact, it should warn them
off of pursuing any investigation
and/or impeachment proceedings.
There’s an Associated Press story that stirs the pot one more time as those who can’t stand Donald Trump being the President of the United States continue to spin their disgust at having someone other than Hillary Clinton in the White House.
That’s not exactly how the article by Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, explained Mueller’s comments; but since when did facts become important to the liberal news media?
Reading from the opening paragraph of the AP article, “Special council Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump but pointedly emphasized that his report did not exonerate the president”.
Mueller went on to say, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said, “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
One of the most insidious communist propaganda outlets in the country is a website targeted at high school-aged girls: Teen Vogue.
While no longer a glossy magazine like its long-established adult counterpart Vogue, Teen Vogue reaches hundreds of thousands of young Americans weekly through its website. Among the beauty tips, celebrity gossip, and “provocative” feature articles, Teen Vogue’s readers can enjoy a steady stream of propaganda that would make openly communist online magazines—such as the Communist Party USA’s “People’s World” or the Party of Socialism and Liberation’s “Liberation”—blush.
According to a “brand overview” information sheet released by Teen Vogue’s parent company Conde Nast, teenaged girls who read the online magazine are “3x more likely to be an activist.”
The document (pdf), headlined “A New Generation Disrupting the Conversation,” continues: “Teen Vogue is the premiere destination for the young and unapologetic. … We aim to disrupt the conversation by educating, enlightening and empowering the next generation, in every step we take.”
A leader of America’s largest Marxist group recently praised Teen Vogue.
Today, sensationalistic rhetoric is cheap in American
politics. There isn’t a day that goes by when the most outrageous words are
used in completely opportunistic ways in attempts to hobble the political
opposition. Just last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), called for
President Trump’s family and inner-circle to execute an “intervention”, a term
used for interceding with drug addicts and alcoholics. And as sensationalistic
as that sounds, other than feeding the Leftist mainstream media with ammunition
to attract advertisers, the country yawned.
So, when someone actually calls out actions that are severe,
criminal, and/or otherwise dangerous to the well-being of the nation it gets
drowned out in the din of the disingenuous.
Such is the case with the very real and very serious
observation leveled by US Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). In an interview with ABC News’
This Week Cheney said:
“I think what is really
crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Page who were
in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like, ‘We
must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president…In
my view when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law
enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot
like a coup – and it could well be treason
and I think we need to know more.” (Emphasis mine)
LOS ANGELES – The Lane Victory is one of the last of hundreds of hastily built cargo ships that helped win World War II, a testament to Rosie the Riveter and thousands of workers – women and men – who toiled on the homefront.
Today, the retired armed Merchant Marine freighter fights age, rust and deterioration.
Around the country, many naval memorials – proud decommissioned naval ships that played a key role in America’s 20th-century wars – languish in increasingly desperate shape, eaten away by corrosion that their volunteers do their best to keep out of sight of tourists, such as the throngs expected this Memorial Day weekend.
Dakotah Lilly appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on May 15, 2017, to voice his support for the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
In March 2018, Dakotah Lilly was in Caracas, where he met Linda Sobeh Ali, the Palestinian ambassador to Venezuela.Venezuela and Palestine are united in fighting the plagues of racism, exclusion, and terrorism conducted against the Venezuelan and Palestinian people’s.
With President Trump
ordering intelligence entities in every agency and department to fully cooperate
with Attorney General Barr – and for Barr to declassify all relevant
documentation regarding any clandestine information gathering and surveillance
of politicos pursuant to law during the 2018 General Election, we have to ask
some serious questions whose answers must transcend politics.
How is what the Obama Era
FBI and DoJ executed during the 2018 Election – the illegal gathering of
information against Americans for political purposes – any different than the
crimes committed during Watergate; an event that brought down a presidency?
The illegal activities
executed during Watergate included the bugging of the offices of political
opponents and people of whom then-President Nixon and members of his inner-circle
were suspicious. They illegally used the FBI, CIA, and IRS as political weapons.
Evidence is pointing to
proof that during the 2018 General Election a select handful of Obama and
Clinton loyalists (read: Progressive-Fascists) abused the intelligence and legal
apparatuses to both manufacture false information and use it to fraudulently acquire
FISA warrants to affect a political outcome.
Both of these events are
crimes. Both of these events have to do with illegally using government law
enforcement, judicial, intelligence, and information gathering agencies and/or
departments to gather information to favor a political person or movement; to
illegally affect the outcome of an election.
In 1974, Democrats
screamed about the disenfranchisement of the American people in the electoral
process by nefarious forces in the Nixon Administration – and the President
himself – and burned the question “What did the President know and when did he
know it?” into American History.
Today, in the ominous
shadow of a crime equal to or greater than those committed during Watergate,
Democrats are not only seeking to overlook crimes; they are seeking to validate
the attempted disenfranchisement of the American people. In any other matter
that would reach a court in the United States, their actions would be
tantamount to aiding and abetting a federal crime.
Again, Democrats have done
zero governing since President Trump was elected. Everything they have done has
been for the benefit of their political party.
It’s time to put
government before politics. It is also time to punish those who do not.
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
is a host on The
Underground Podcast Network.
Rashida Tlaib, the Muslim congresswoman who proclaimed that she feels more Palestinian than American in Congress, and wrapped herself in a Palestinian terrorist flag at her victory party on Friday, May 10, proudly declared, “There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust.” We were deeply offended but not surprised as she had already revealed her lack of empathy for the tragic suffering of so many millions of innocents because she was raised in a culture of disrespect, contempt, bloodshed, and death. The Hebrew Commandments mandate respect and reciprocity (The Golden Rule), and the Hebrew and Christian Bibles were able to humanize the savages that had existed previously, while the Koran commands that Muslims torment and kill Jews, Christians, and others unless they convert to Islam (2:120; 3:56; 3:85; 3:118; 3:178; 5:14; and more).
Tlaib added, “When I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their ‘human dignity,’ their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports.” Clarification is required here. The “tragedy of the Holocaust,” in her view, is that there were sufficient Jews who survived the Holocaust to re-establish their ancient homeland, Israel! As for the Arabs who “lost their land and livelihood,” they left their homes based on a hollow promise that they would return when the five Arab armies defeated and eliminated the Jews. Life presents choices, and the Arabs who chose to leave (fewer than 750,000) not only forfeited their homes but were also treated as outcasts by their own brethren, never being absorbed into the huge Islamic land mass. They were also held as bargaining pawns, neglected by their own so that the United Nations took on the responsibility of their subsistence. The Arabs who stayed in Israel are the grandparents of today’s Arab Israeli citizens. Unlike their Arab counterparts, the Jews (~850,000) who fled persecution in Arab lands were welcomed and absorbed, primarily into Israel, but also into Europe and the US.
So, the “outcast” Jews and the “outcast” Arabs had the same time, land and climatic conditions to create a home where they were, but the difference is “inherent dignity.” Out of malarial swampland and desert, the Jews worked tirelessly to build a successful, thriving country, today among the most advanced in the world, whereas the Arabs, now-named “Palestinians,” continue to this day to wallow in victimhood and world pity, teaching their children to do the same, and extending their hands for additional “humanitarian” aid. Dignity is inherent, or it is not.
Garry’s white blood cells finally bounced back some and then dropped again. His red blood cells were at 8.1 last week which triggered another transfusion. Two days after that on Friday he was at 7.8. The doctor wants to know where the blood is going and another transfusion of two units of blood should occur tomorrow. We have also increased his pain killers.
The cancer doc has stopped Garry’s chemo treatments for now. He’s completed two out of five but they are just too harsh on him. He would up in a wheelchair and is now mostly bedridden and I am taking care of him. His pain levels in the bathroom are off the charts but when he is lying down the pain mostly goes away.
The doc says we have to get the pain under control and after looking Garry over they think he has a wound rectally. They have to heal that because he could get a massive infection from it. So, not only will Garry see a wound specialist this week, he will meet with his surgeon.
Surgery will happen either this week or next week and Garry will be in the hospital three or four days at least. After the tumor is removed and a bag is attached most of the pain should be gone and he can heal and continue with treatments. He still has to have a cyberknife surgery on his lung as well.
Garry is in good spirits and has a good appetite even though he has lost more than thirty pounds now. He’s joking, lucid and alert.
If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page and we are just over two-thirds of the way to our goal. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of this site to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
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Although Garry’s journey through this has been rough, we wholeheartedly believe he will get through it. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and donations. The GoFundMe account is not at $4729 of the $6000 we need to raise.
If you still think that electing this person or that will
change the direction – or even save – the country, then you really don’t
understand the Deep State, a.k.a. “The Swamp”. A perfect example comes in e US
State Department and its embedded career political operatives.
Susan Thornton was an Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State under President Trump. She was charged with crafting East Asia policy and did so during crises with North Korea, escalating the President’s enacting of trade sanctions and tariffs with China. By the fact that she held this position, she served at the President’s pleasure and should have held a jealous fidelity to President Trump’s policy mindset. After all, The President presides over the State Department.
But was obviously not the case.
Thornton, now retired from the Federal government – who plans
to retire to a 480-acre farm in Lisbon, Maine (evidently public service
pays quite well), recently
told a gathering at the National Committee of US-China relations:
“I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep
steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything
change dramatically…If this skeptical attitude towards talking diplomacy
continues in [the Trump] administration, you might have to wait till another
It can’t be denied by any thinking individual that this
wasn’t Thornton’s mindset throughout her tenure with the Trump administration.
And if you think that she is the only one at Foggy Bottom that has allegiances
to the Progressive-Fascist one-world mindset held by Democrat Secretaries of
State – including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Madeleine Albright – then you
are smoking something legal in Colorado.
If the US Federal government is ever to a government that
represents and serves the people, rather than special interest political
interests, then we have to seriously start to cull the political operatives in
the agencies and departments; the career appointees; the bureaucrats; The
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
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.
This morning I was watching an old black and white movie, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, about a prizefighter, Joe Pendleton, attempting to fulfill his destiny as World Champion when he’s “mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, and then is given a second chance back on Earth”; but that’s not what I wanted to write about.
No; but this movie had a scene set in the Farnsworth Mansion with his boxing trainer, Max “Pop” Corkle, leaving via a fancy entrance foyer with a set of marble stairs. In the movie, Joe Pendleton was temporarily ‘inhabiting’ Bruce Farnsworth’s body, getting it “in the pink” so he could continue toward becoming the World Champ in boxing; but Farnsworth got murdered which meant Joe Pendleton would have to ‘inhabit’ some other body to complete his destiny. As mentioned, this isn’t what I wanted to write about; but some details are necessary to get there.
The marble stairs leading to the front door stirred a memory. My mind was seeing two sets of stairs; the one in the movie and yet another, the image of a similar set of stairs from an old crime scene.
I remember stepping over a dead man’s body from back when I was a rookie police officer dispatched to the scene of a real murder on Kirby Street in the fashionable River Oaks section of Houston. As it turned out, that murder became quite a sensation as it involved high society.
“In 1972 (Sept. 24, 1972) Dr. John Hill was ambushed and shot to death in his home. He was with his new wife, Connie, and his son, who were both left unharmed.”
“The story became a bestseller called Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson and later a TV movie called Murder in Texas, with Farrah Fawcett playing Joan Robinson.”
The senior police partner I rode with that evening assigned me to go to the house next door and stay with the young boy who had been taken in by neighbors upon hearing of the murder. Just a guess on my part; but since I’d only been a police officer for about six months, he probably didn’t want me mucking up any evidence at the crime scene.
I really don’t remember much about the investigation that was taken over by the Homicide Division and eventually ended up in Criminal Court. I do remember receiving a subpoena and going down to Records Division for a copy of the report to refresh my mind on details that I might need if I were asked to sit in the witness chair.
Turns out there was almost a book’s worth of printed police report the clerk handed me. I really wasn’t a witness to much, if anything, that might indicate my need for being subpoenaed; but apparently, the District Attorney’s Office sent a subpoena to any officer whose name appeared in the original police report.
Watching an old movie did all that, just think what the mind is capable of remembering when it’s triggered by a simple image, a familiar fragrance or just about anything. Isn’t life interesting…
On May 20th at 10 am a new organization called Stand Against Communism will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
The Democratic Party has been infiltrated by socialists, Marxists, and outright communists at every level, from precinct chairman to multiple presidential candidates. Starting May 20th this takeover of the Democratic Party will be publicly exposed until the party takes firm action to remove these subversives from its ranks.
Speakers will include Authors Bishop E.W. Jackson, Jerome Corsi, Diana West, Robert Knight, Trevor Loudon, and Virginia Tea Party leader Nelson Velez.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly.
Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed “solutions” on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.
Facts matter when addressing such an emotionally charged topic, and more gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem. Consider the following: The more gun control laws that are passed, the more mass murders have occurred.
As Venezuela teeters on the brink of counter-revolution, an influential delegation of U.S. Maoists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization–Fight Back! group (FRSO-FB) is in the country building solidarity with the communist leaders of the embattled regime.
FRSO-FB (not to be confused with the similarly named Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organizacion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad) is a Midwest-based Maoist group that supports China, North Korea, Iran, Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela.
The four Americans arrived in the country on April 28 in time to celebrate May Day with their revolutionary hosts. They probably didn’t anticipate that on April 30, Venezuela’s U.S.-recognized interim President Juan Guaidó, an opponent of the country’s Marxist government, would take to the streets. Surrounded by anti-government armed troops, Guaidó issued a call for the “military to rise up and oust socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.”
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s actions since leaving office related to the Iran nuclear deal violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Rubio previously urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the matter.
The full text of the letter is below.
Dear Attorney General Barr:
I write to make you aware of a September 18, 2018 letter I sent to your predecessor regarding potential violations of the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. § 953) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. § 611 et seq.) by former Secretary of State John F. Kerry. As you know, former Secretary Kerry’s actions since leaving office have come under scrutiny as they related to the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The full letter to your predecessor is attached.
The American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position. The Department of Justice should, therefore, make a determination on whether or not former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s recent actions related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran potentially violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
*** The Boston Globe reported factually that John Kerry had met with Javad Zarif at least 3-4 times since leaving his post as Secretary of State. In fact, this is not news by any means and calls for attention to John Kerry working against the Trump administration goes back to at least May of 2018. Did John Kerry bother to announce his activity to anyone in the Trump administration? Nah…
The indictment remains sealed as to those charged but not as yet in custody. The charges allege Ashley Yen Nguyen AKA Duyen, 53, of Houston, headed the Southwest Houston-based organization and had associates operating throughout Texas and Vietnam.
The criminal organization also allegedly prepared fake wedding albums which were provided to the petitioner and beneficiary spouse that included photographs to make it appear as if they had a wedding ceremony above and beyond a simple courthouse marriage. The indictment further alleges the criminal organization provided false tax, utility, and employment information to help ensure USCIS would approve the false immigration forms.
HOUSTON — Fifty people are now in law enforcement custody following last week’s return of a 206-count indictment criminally charging 96 people for their alleged roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Houston.
Attorney General Bill Barr is moving at Mach speed to clean up the swamp it seems. Just remember too that timing is everything in Washington DC. Barr is working presently with DNI Dan Coates, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Chris Wray on the early stages of the misconduct of government agencies.
When a Special Counsel is assigned, they are generally provided a file to review where the evidence and testimonies gathered so far. So, meet John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut that AG Barr just assigned to examine all things as to how the whole Russian collusion scandal began.
Durham has been reviewing the case actually for several weeks, which was noted a few weeks ago in Barr’s testimony before a Senate hearing. The focus of the Durham assignment is to review the use of FBI informants (read spies), improper use of the FISC and warrants and the counterintelligence operation.
Not content with the far-left bias endemic in most public education in America, the DSA is also attempting to take over the administrative and policymaking side of education.
The DSA already has a dedicated program to encourage members into teaching. The organization also has at least 2,000 college-level educators on its membership rolls, based on my estimates.
Now, the DSA is targeting school board races in major U.S. cities.
The DSA openly follows the theories of Antonio Gramsci, the ground-breaking Italian Communist Party theoretician. Gramsci believed that communism could be best achieved not by a working-class rebellion, but by changing the consciousness of the population to a socialist mindset through a steady infiltration of media, religion, and education.
The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to potential contractors that it wants to house 500 people in each camp in El Paso, Texas, and in the South Texas city of Donna, which has a border crossing with Mexico.
Each facility would consist of one large tent that could be divided into sections by gender and between families and children traveling alone, according to the notice. Detainees would sleep on mats. There would also be laundry facilities, showers, and an “additional fenced-in area” for “outside exercise/recreation.”
The notice says the facilities could open in the next two weeks and operate through year-end, with a cost that could reach $37 million.
But the agency has said its resources are strained by the sharp rise in the numbers of parents and children crossing the border and requesting asylum. It made 53,000 apprehensions in March of parents and children traveling together, most of whom say they are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. Many ultimately request asylum under U.S. and international law.
Immigrant children are led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, June 18, 2018.
In a statement Tuesday, CBP said it urgently needed additional space for detention and processing.
“CBP is committed to finding solutions that address the current border security and humanitarian crisis at the southwest border in a way that safeguards those in our custody in a humane and dignified manner,” the statement said.
The Border Patrol has started directly releasing parents and children instead of referring them to immigration authorities for potential long-term detention, but families still sometimes wait several days to be processed by the agency and released.
Land near the bridge in Donna was used last year as a camp by active-duty soldiers when they were ordered to South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.
The Border Patrol also established a tent facility at Donna to hold migrants in December 2016, in the last weeks of the administration of former President Barack Obama, in response to a previous surge of migrants from Central America.
Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, said she had been allowed to visit the tent facility in 2016. She said that facility had been “open and clean,” but noted she visited before it began detaining people.
“Detention is never a good idea for any family,” Pimentel said. “I believe families are victims of a lot of abuse, and we just add to that abuse by the way we respond to handle and process them.”
So far, this is what we know: We know it’s 4 Vessels, one Norwegian, and 2 Saudi. So, we are waiting on the EOD teams’ reports. Limpets are not really meant to sink a ship but rather interrupt maritime traffic either by causing leaks or destroying the rudder system(s).
• US Aiding #UAE w Investigation • Coast Guard: Exercise Caution • State Dept & UAE gov tight-lipped •Fmr US Amb.: Extremely Worrisome • @Ryan_Bohl : Could beef up US presence in region.
The landing platform dock amphibious ship USS Arlington has also been dispatched to the region along with at least one Patriot missile battery. F-15Cs from RAF Lakenheath also showed up in the area late last week, although we still don’t know if their arrival was long-planned. Then again, it seems most of this was already scheduled to some degree, but portions of it were pushed forward due to the intelligence about potential pending Iranian aggression which remains nebulous at best, at least in terms of what the public has been told.
As for the attacks on the tankers, the New York Times states that Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the two tankers suffered “significant damage” from the incidents, but they did not result in a major release of oil into the sea. One of the ships was supposedly on its way to pick up oil from Saudi Arabia and deliver it to the United States. The attacks occurred off of UAE’s Fujairah Emirate, one of the biggest bunkering locales for ships in the entire region.
Understanding that the FISA warrant issued on Carter Page wasn’t about Carter Page is straightforward. However, understanding that once the tentacles of the Prism Program are unshackled, not so much so. No one is safe from its reach. That would include you, me, and yes even the President.
In part from (CNN) Five months before Tuesday’s fatal shooting at a Colorado charter school, a district official urged the school’s administration to investigate allegations of violence, sexual assault and campus bullying that an anonymous parent feared could lead to “a repeat of Columbine,” according to a school district letter obtained by CNN.
The parent called a member of the county Board of Education to express “concerns about student violence due to a high-pressure environment,” according to the letter. The parent referenced an alleged bomb threat and other student clashes as evidence that the school could become the site of another Columbine, the infamous school shooting that occurred 20 years ago, only around seven miles from STEM School Highlands Ranch.
Douglas County School District official Daniel Winsor wrote the letter in December to STEM’s executive director. He noted that the parent complained that “many students are suicidal and violent in school. Several students have reported sexual assault in school and that nothing is being done.”
Winsor asked the school’s executive director to “investigate the allegations … determine their legitimacy and to take any remedial action that may be appropriate.”
Another 2018 letter from the county Board of Education said it had “significant concerns” about STEM’s compliance with the charter school contract and legal requirements, and questioned its willingness to serve students with disabilities. It also cited “ineffective leadership,” saying, “the tenor of the comments at our meetings suggests that the relationship between STEM and some of its parents is irretrievably damaged.”
An online petition signed by multiple parents and a post on a Facebook page for the school district community also expressed concerns about the leadership of the school. And minutes from a “School Accountability Committee” meeting at the school describe “a small group of people who speak against STEM.”
Enter Madea Benjamin, only to refuse to leave. #OccupyVenezuela or something like that. And… the ANSWER Coalition is there too.
The Embassy building, located in Georgetown, is owned by the Venezuelan government and is a protected international compound by the Vienna Conventions. Progressive activists have been working and living inside the Embassy as invited guests for weeks.
The Embassy Protection Collective was initiated by CODEPINK and Popular Resistance, and the ANSWER Coalition has been mobilizing support for this effort in Washington and around the country. Many ANSWER volunteers and organizers are inside the Embassy.
“The people inside this Embassy are here at the invitation of its lawful owner, the Government of Venezuela,” said ANSWER’s National Director Brian Becker. “The Trump administration is acting as the world’s number one international pirate as it seizes Venezuelan assets, properties and diplomatic compounds. In pure colonial fashion, U.S. and European entities have grabbed hold of Venezuela’s oil revenue, gold reserves and bank accounts — while openly championing the Monroe Doctrine. We are joining with the people of the world to declare that the days of the Monroe Doctrine are over.”
Becker continued, “Any action to evict the Embassy’s current tenant guests by the MPD, Secret Service or other police agencies would be an illegal and unlawful arrest under both D.C. and international law. What we are doing here in this Embassy is not an act of civil disobedience. International law and D.C. law are on our side. The violator of these laws — the criminal in this case — is none other than the Trump White House and the U.S. State Department.”
A letter was sent last night from the Embassy Protection Collective, with the assistance of lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, to the U.S. State Department:
Members of the Embassy Protection Collective are writing to make it expressly clear and ensure all personnel are put on notice that any arrest of persons inside the embassy would constitute an unlawful arrest. We understand from our communications with your office that you are threatening to arrest persons inside the Venezuelan embassy.
Not only are we here at the invitation of persons lawfully in charge of the premises but we are also here as people with lawful rights under Washington, DC tenancy law.
It is our intention to hold responsible any person who orders or effectuates any unlawful actions against us.
We have received no eviction notice and due process opportunity to challenge any attempted eviction as is required by law.
No water or electricity.
Pepco, with protection from the Secret Service, cut electricity and water to the building,” says Ariel Gold, the national co-director of the antiwar activist organization Code Pink. “All of the utility bills have always been paid in full by the government of Venezuela.”
Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan ambassador to the U.S. appointed by the opposition government, took responsibility on Twitter for the power outage. Activists have prevented him from entering the embassy.
With no electricity, activists who have been living inside the building are adjusting to the latest obstacle in their month-long occupation of the embassy.
Getting food inside has been one of the biggest challenges for the past 10 days, with anti-Maduro protesters and Secret Service barricades blocking most of the doors. Then Thursday, activists announced they would be cutting back on their primary source of communication with the outside world: social media. With no power to charge their devices, there will be less tweeting and fewer video streams…
About two weeks into Code Pink’s residency, Venezuelan and Venezuelan American protesters began to gather outside. They have not left since.
Note, the ones occupying the embassy are (liberal, duh) Americans from groups like Code Pink, Answer Coalition, Popular Resistance and Black Alliance for Peace, while most of the pro-opposition protesters are actual, real-life Venezuelans. Who are the nasty American imperialists now, Code Pink?
“We know that other countries in response to one mass shooting have managed to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours, Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.”President Obama, Oct. 1, 2015
Politics nowadays are dominated by what gets attention, because what gets attention spreads the fastest and furthest. This is the dark side of social media and 24/7 news, and one event in particular in the firearms world is ground zero for this phenomenon – mass shootings.
In the wake of a mass shooting, politicians who already dislike law-abiding Americans owning guns use the tragedy to push for additional gun laws, irrespective of the existing laws already broken. This is done when emotions are at their highest (and thus rational thinking at its lowest), usually under the auspices of enacting gun laws like those in the U.K. and Australia. President Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said it best:
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Democrat Sen Mazie Hirono verbally brutalized AG William Barr during the Judiciary Committee hearing. Sen Hirono’s abuse of AG William Barr and disrespect for our president was condescending and breathtakingly evil. Her request for Barr to resign was rooted in spin and lies. She venomously denounced president Trump as a “grifter and liar.”
Can you imagine the American lefts’ response to a Republican calling Obama a grifter and liar? That Republican would be declared a racist; high-tech beaten and stoned to death in the public square. All standards of decency have been thrown out the window in leftists’ mission to stop Trump from restoring America’s greatness and to remove him from office. Vitriolic disrespect for Trump and his family and even death threats are acceptable.
Wicked Democrat Nancy Pelosi outrageously claimed Barr lied and committed a crime during the hearing. Pelosi knows fake news media will promote her absurd charge against Barr as the truth.
“It was a cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Thus began George Orwell’s prophetic novel, 1984, written forty years earlier, preparing the reader for a dystopian future under socialism – a society of great suffering and injustice, and bereft of reason. This symbol of the thirteenth stroke brings into question what transpired through all the previous twelve hours, when inhumanity triumphed over our society, destroying our time and history itself.
In Orwell’s tale, words were constantly being removed from the language and history repeatedly revised so that the citizens could no longer formulate thoughts. The character, Winston Smith, explains, “He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” We live in similar times, perhaps not as dramatically, but certainly equally disturbing. We are witness to ongoing destruction of our vocabulary, disintegration of the family unit, isolation and disorientation of the individual, demolition of historic monuments, whitewashed history, and a tampering of time, all combining to extinguish and remake our society. The focus of this diminished schooling and re-education is our young.
“British schools are removing analog clocks from exam halls because kids can’t read them,” reported Paul Bois, in the Daily Wire, April 2, 2019, with the subheading, “Many educators are phasing out analog clocks…” Rather than teach the kids to read the time, the educators are removing the clocks; this is happening in the US, as well. An emailed message from a teacher in the US read, “I get fifth graders asking me what time it is; there are two clocks in my classroom.” Where are the parents? And why can’t this teacher with two clocks set aside five minutes a day to teach what should have been taught in Kindergarten?
Since the last update, we have been on a roller coaster of events concerning Garry’s cancer and his treatment. One day it is good, the next… not so much.
He has had his chemo slowed down and reduced by 25 percent because of the adverse effects on his health. It totally wiped out his immune system – white and red blood cells hit rock bottom. His hair is falling out and we are buying hats that he loves to compensate.
We have spent two separate days over the last few weeks getting him blood transfusions for severe anemia. Each time, we are at the hospital for eight to ten hours but he’s much better afterward. Last time, he was so weak when we got to the hospital, he had to use a wheelchair.
He wanted to get out and go to the grocery store a couple of days ago, so I said yes. Unfortunately, he dropped a can and could not get back up so we had to use a wheelchair to get him to the car. That was the day before yesterday. He has totally recovered from that episode.
He started round two of five chemo treatments yesterday and today he seems to be doing well. Still pretty much bedridden most of the time but more alert, hungry and talkative. Garry lost 17 pounds in one week. Yesterday, he gained a pound back… so it was Snoopy Dance time.
After the next three chemo treatments, there will be a radiation procedure called a CyberKnife that will target the tumor in his lung. Then surgery for the rectal tumor. I am certain Garry can beat this… the finances are causing me concern but it is worth every penny to save his life.
If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page and we are just over halfway to our goal. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of this site to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send instructions.
Prayers are always appreciated and please pass this along to others on social media. As you know, I was banned on Facebook for being the editor of Right Wing News so I can’t post this there. It would be greatly appreciated.
Garry is winning his fight one step and one day at a time. He is beyond words and so am I in thanking all of you.
Only weeks after the U.S. State Department officially designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, a new, extremely militant commander has been appointed to lead the elite organization.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demoted longtime Revolutionary Guards leader Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari on April 21 and replaced him with his deputy Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami.
“Salami has frequently vowed to destroy Israel and ‘break America.’ Iran was ‘planning to break America, Israel, and their partners and allies. Our ground forces should cleanse the planet from the filth of their existence,’ Salami said in February. The previous month, he vowed to wipe Israel off the ‘global political map,’ and to unleash an ‘inferno’ on the Jewish state.
“Any new war, he said, ‘will result in Israel’s defeat within three days, in a way that they will not find enough graves to bury their dead.’”
“I see the liberty of the individual not only as a great moral good in itself (or, with Lord Acton, as the highest political good), but also as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.”Murray Rothbard
The terms “freedom” and “liberty” have become clichés in modern political parlance. Because these words are invoked so much by politicians and their ilk, their meanings are almost synonymous and used interchangeably. That’s confusing – and can be dangerous – because their definitions are actually quite different.
“Freedom” is predominantly an internal construct. Viktor Frankl, the legendary Holocaust survivor who wrote Man’s Search For Meaning, said it well: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way (in how he approaches his circumstances).”
In other words, to be free is to take ownership of what goes on between your ears, to be autonomous in thoughts first and actions second. Your freedom to act a certain way can be taken away from you – but your attitude about your circumstances cannot – making one’s freedom predominantly an internal construct.
As the Orthodox in Egypt and around the world began their holy week last week on Sunday, April 21, Christians around the world mourned the Sri Lanka church bombing where more than three hundred Catholic Christians were killed celebrating Easter. For Copts, the explosion of bombs inside the three Sri Lanka churches brought to memory the explosion of their Two Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt on New Year’s Eve 2011, as well as the more recent attacks on The Saint George Church in Tanta and The Saint Mena Coptic Church in Alexandria on Palm Sunday 2017.
Copts in Egypt did not escape violence in this holy season
Before the holy week ended last week in the Province of Al Minya, Egypt, Copts became victims once again of a church burning on the Orthodox Good Friday (April 26). Some time back, Islamic authorities shut down the brick-and-mortar church by bolting its doors. Recently, authorities gave permission to Christians to erect a tent in the Saint George Churchyard to celebrate the holy week of Easter. In the early morning hours prior to the arrival of parishioners and clergy, two young Muslim men set fire to the tent.
As in many similar cases around the world, the fire department arrived late, but in this case, there was nothing left to rescue. The massive tent and its furnishings burned to the ground. The local bishop and congregation were not thwarted, however. They came to the charred remains and celebrated the Crucifixion of Christ under the open sky atop the ashes of their burnt tent, the smell of fire in the air.
Two Muslim men caught in the act remain under arrest. For Egypt, it is routine jihad.
Frequent threats against Christians may have been addressed by President Trump two weeks earlier in his meeting with Egypt’s President Al Sisi. However, in the press conference following their meeting, President Trump ignored the war of terror against Christians inside Egypt to stress his alliance and praise for the president of Egypt. Trump needs him as a vital partner in the War on Terror — the strategic battle against Islamic terrorism within the region.
Only time will tell if any conditions were given Al Sisi in their private meeting of April 19. After all, Al Sisi hopes as well to make “a quantum leap in the strategic relationship between Egypt and the United States,” stating this clearly before the press. For this very reason, the moment was ripe to seek a serious pledge from Al Sisi to protect Christians and work toward equality and religious freedom. The question remains, did Trump forsake this moment in his zeal for the War on Terror? Time will tell.
Anonymous anti-vaxxers push propaganda on local Orthodox community.
The purported Jewish organization sent a 40-page anti-vaccine booklet that cites rabbis questioning the obligation to vaccinate children, links vaccines to physical harm and death.
An unwelcome package arrived in the mailboxes of many members of Pittsburgh’s Orthodox community last month — a 40-page anti-vaccination booklet titled “The Vaccine Safety Handbook,” published by a purported Jewish organization called PEACH (Parents Teaching and Advocating for Children’s Health).
The pamphlet, whose authors and editors hide behind pseudonyms, is filled with spurious “facts” that refute hard scientific studies, including long-refuted claims that vaccines are linked to autism.
The final page of the handbook bears an inscription of dedication to a child who “passed away from SIDS three days after her DTaP vaccine.”
Attempts by the Chronicle to reach PEACH for comment were unsuccessful. In a curt email response, a representative from the organization referred only to the handbook, calling it “comprehensive” and did not respond to an inquiry as to how it obtained its Pittsburgh mailing list.
The extensive booklet not only cites various rabbis questioning the obligation to vaccinate children but also advances anecdotes and statistics in an attempt to connect vaccinations to physical harm and death. More here.
The Oro Negro rig is anchored off the coast of Campeche.
Pirates attacked and plundered an oil rig last Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico, locking up the crew while they looked for loot.
Witnesses said at least six men armed with guns and knives boarded the rig at 9:30 pm and proceeded directly to the third floor to wake up the crew. After locking up workers in the cafeteria, the thieves wandered freely, looting equipment, materials, money, and anything of value they could carry.
The pirates departed at 4:00 am on Monday when the rig’s captain sent an emergency alert to authorities. The navy responded 4 1/2 hours later. The crew and company lawyers have spent this week in interviews and taking inventory of damaged or stolen items, which have still not been fully identified.
And to think this cat was granted asylum and has been arrested several times. Oh yeah, he also lied to gain citizenship… he was a member of a Palestinian organization labeled as a terrorist group by the United States.
What is really up with these judges?
George Zahi Rafidi, 42, is charged in a superseding March 5 indictment with attempted procurement of citizenship contrary to law; use of an immigration document procured by a false statement or fraud; a false statement under oath in a matter relating to naturalization; two counts of a false statement of representation; and a false statement on a loan and credit application.
Governor Newsom traveled to El Salvador, paid for by some non-profit organization to allegedly examine business relationships with California to include tourism and to help out the financial plight of the country.
Meanwhile, has he said a word about the plight of those in California? The state is in a tailspin. What about Dianne Feinstein or Nancy Pelosi? A single word?
Quite frankly there needs to be a travel advisory placed on California… it is a hazmat condition.
San Francisco where human waste has been reported since 2011 has emerged as the city continues to grapple with its growing homeless population.
And CNN even reported this… and Congressman Cummings is Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee… sheesh.
A photo submitted to local Washington, D.C., blog Popville last week depicted a black Honda with a pink Lyft driver sticker on its window shield and the words “Maryland U.S. Congress 7-A” on its license plates.
Iran, of course, is angry the United States declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp a terror organization. Well, it is. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is making the media rounds and he is throwing out words like war, military intervention, and conflict. Reinforcing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s stance, Zarif warned: “If the United States takes the crazy measure of trying to prevent us from doing that, then it should be prepared for the consequences.” He did not give specifics.
Zarif is even making noise about prisoner swaps as this shows some desperation including blocking the Strait of Hormuz from maritime oil tanker traffic. Stop the oil sanctions and we can pursue a prisoner swap… hmmm. Zarif has also suggested possible cooperation with the United States to bring stability to Iraq and Afghanistan, a priority for both Tehran and Washington, but did not mention Syria.
Some of you may be wondering why I am not writing as much as usual and why I have been quieter than normal. Some of you may be relieved or happy over that last one. Lol.
I decided today to catch all of you up on what has been going on with me and my family over the last five months. It’s been very rough.
It all started when I needed a simple surgery last December that went wrong, requiring a second one and then wound care that I’m still dealing with. It’s almost healed now but in December I almost didn’t make it. I was fortunate but it was expensive.
Then my husband got laid off right at Christmas. That would have not been a show-stopper except he was diagnosed right after that with Stage IV rectal cancer. He also has a tumor in his lung they are going to remove and there will be a surgery that will wrap all of this up hopefully.
My husband Garry is a wonderful, kind, and strong man. He has just finished radiation and has endured some of the worst pain I’ve ever seen someone live through. He’s now on chemotherapy and it has it’s own side effects.
A couple of times I thought I might lose him but he is still fighting and they think he can beat this. So do I. I have put pretty much everything aside to help him get through it, take care of him, and be there for him. He’s my whole world.
Though I think both of us will make it now, the costs are something else. We have insurance and Garry is also on Medicare but there is still a lot of costs involved that are not covered. We have blown through our savings and retirement and I don’t regret it in the least. I would give my own life to save his.
That is why I have not been writing as much. If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page yesterday. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of this site to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send instructions.
I’m not sure where we will go from here. Probably move into my son’s townhouse in Reno before long. I will keep writing and I am still at Right Wing News and on Trevor Loudon’s sites as well as Gulag Bound.
Prayers are also greatly appreciated as we battle Garry’s cancer. Our family is helping all they can and somehow, we will get through this.
Thank you to all of you for continuing to visit and read the blog. We have lots of work still to be done and adventures to be had.
Marc Elias is the chair of the law firm Perkins Coie. You know that firm because they hired Fusion GPS, then Christopher Steele, the former British spy that eventually gave us that funky Trump dossier.
The Democrat National Committee paid Perkins Coie at least $7 million for legal work on the matter of Fusion GPS. Not to be overlooked, the Obama campaign (OFA) also paid Perkins Coie almost $1 million in 2016 for ‘legal services’. Oh, and the Hillary for America campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.1 in 2016 ad the DNC paid Perkins Coie $5.4 million in 2016.
Sidebar: (the wife of a Fusion GPS employee, Shailagh Murray, who previously worked for the Washington Post went on to work in the Obama White House as a communications adviser. Murray is married to Neil King, who formerly worked for the Wall Street Journal, the very place and time that Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS was there. And those back channels just remained open with high traffic of shady people…
Due to her amazing job taking care of our home, 9 birds, 2 cats, one greyhound and me, my wife Mary has not followed the intricate details of the Mueller/deep state silent coup to end Trump’s presidency.
Mary asked, “Is Mueller a good guy or a bad guy? To prevent her eyes from glazing over, I kept it simple. Mueller is a bad guy. He could have concluded in two weeks that Trump did not collude with Russia to steal the presidential election from Hillary Clinton. And yet, Mueller dragged out his bogus investigation for over two years which dramatically harmed Trump’s approval numbers and even may have caused Republicans to lose the house.
Then, Mary asked, “Why won’t AG William Barr comply with Democrats’ demand that he release the Mueller report unredacted?” I explained, redacted means taking a marker and blacking out information unrelated to the investigation. During the course of an FBI investigation, personal information about your life will surface. It is unfair and illegal to go public with your personal information if it has nothing to do with the charges against you.
Therefore, Barr would be breaking the law if he released the Mueller report unredacted. Embarrassing dirt was exposed during the Bill Clinton sex sandals investigation. Democrats wanted to make sure such details would not be made public again. They passed a law that future investigations must be redacted. Now, Democrats are demanding that Barr break their own law.
U.S. Army General George S. Patton, renowned for strategic military prowess and leadership, led World War II troops into Casablanca, Sicily, and France; relieved Allied forces at the Battle of the Bulge, and drove deep into Nazi Germany. Patton was equally renowned for his no-holds-barred opinions, colorful attire, profanity-laced speeches, and disregard for orders he thought ineffective, all of which did not sit well with the Allied high command.
The new “must see” film, Silence Patton, suggests that the general’s premature death in a mysterious auto accident may have been orchestrated to silence this oversized, historic personality. Written and directed by Robert Orlando, the film uses documentary footage, direct quotes, and interviews with historians to ask whether Patton’s forthrightness, outspoken judgments, and criticism of battlefield leadership may have led to assassination. Robert Wilcox, an investigative and military reporter, voiced the same theory in this 2008 book, Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton.
In Silence Patton, Orlando presents a non-lionized, realistic portrayal of a consummate yet flawed warrior, whose personal qualities often hindered him from obtaining the necessary orders to execute his desired military strategies. The film opens with a re-enactment of the accident in which an Army truck struck the car Patton was riding in, leaving him paralyzed and near death. The image of a dying Patton looms large throughout the film, which examines his impressive yet controversial military career and the suspicions surrounding his end.
Hesitant about working my way through the Mueller report, I found myself gratified to hear Rep. Devin Nunes’s assessment of the thing.
According to Nunes, there is only one item of relevance in the entire 450-page document. While it is an item of significance, it confirms something many have long suspected.
Nunes explained that on page 11 there is a veiled disclosure to the effect that the “scope memo,” the directive Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller in August 2017, included “the Steele dossier, the Clinton dirt, the Clinton-paid-for dirt as part of the memo for the special counsel that directed the special counsel what to do.”
It appears some real strategic thinking and application is happening here and that is a good thing. These lists for more reconnaissance aircraft are a good thing for sure.
U.S. Army leaders revealed Tuesday that they are briefing top military commanders about new weapons being built specifically for “high-intensity conflict” against China and Russia, in a new effort to assure that they could provide vital firepower for those potential battlefields of the future.
A bad beginning makes for a bad ending.” ~Chinese Proverb
Before the ink was dry on the September 22, 2018 Vatican-China secret agreement, the Chinese government initiated its demolition derby by targeting Christian churches and their faithful. The Chinese Communist Government thugs ratcheted up a coordinated pogrom of demolishing, seizing, and closing Christian Churches. The first targets for destruction by the authorities were two Catholic Marian shrines in Shanxi and Guizhou. Government goons stripped crucifixes from church facades, and began to round up and imprison faithful underground Catholics, priests and bishops. Leave it to the Chinese to monetize their terror campaign: The government is offering cash for neighbors to spy on churches.
Some detente, Pope Francis! No wonder the details of the deal are still secret.
The three-part deal sought to clarify the manner of episcopal appointments, with the atheistic regime appointing bishops that were then approved by the Vatican, the status of the seven illegitimate bishops and the future of the faithful “underground” Catholic Church. Incredibly, the Vatican agreement with China allows the communist-controlled Chinese “Catholic” Patriotic Association (CPA) to nominate Catholic bishops and instructs the Underground Church to unite with it.
Belize and Costa Rica are thriving. Tourism for Belize is the top economic earner, then comes sugar and citrus production. The country enjoys an estimated annual growth of 2.5%. Costa Rica also has a strong economy with almost 4% annual growth and both countries have foreign investors.
So when it comes to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, they are among the poorest countries in the region. Seems those countries maintain an 85% poverty rate. The SOUTHCOM Commander, Navy Admiral Craig Faller was in the region in January for a week visit to the three countries discussing security cooperation with emphasis on training, counter-drug missions and humanitarian operations. The United States maintains flight operations that track, detect and monitor all vehicles and crafts for illicit drug trafficking.
USAID has these cockamamie work plans in the region that promote prosperity. That includes securing borders, increasing economic and business opportunities and stopping corruption. How is that working out? Just skim this document for context.
USAID gives $181 million to Honduras annually. Guatemala receives $257 million while El Salvador accepts $118 million. But hold on that is not all. We also have this other U. S. organization called Millennium Challenge. This is yet another cockamamie operation designed to partner with countries worldwide to promote growth and lift people out of poverty while investing in future generations through education.
We already know about Bernie Sanders praising Fidel Castro and the communist takeover of Nicaragua. Yet, he still seems to appeal to the millennial class while enjoying their campaign contributions. This demonstrates the failure of the education system for decades. Okay, so how about Kirsten Gillibrand and Pete Buttigieg?
BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that the New York senator will endorse a new report recommending steps to reduce the racial wealth divide, including policies such as a commission to study slavery reparations.
“A draft of the report, titled ‘Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide,’ will be jointly released this week by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition,” they report. Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News that she was “proud” to support the document.
One of the organizations Gillibrand is “proud” to partner with, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), was infamous during the Cold War for its defense of Communist governments and for its kneejerk support of the Soviet line.
Emory Professor and preeminent historian of American Communism Harvey Klehr dedicated an entire chapter of his book “Far Left of Center” to the IPS, which he characterized as “an intellectual nerve center for the radical movement, providing sustenance and support for a variety of causes, ranging from nuclear and anti-intervention issues to support for Marxist insurgencies.”
“IPS fellows have consistently maintained that the Soviet threat is largely non-existent and a product of the military-industrial complex,” he wrote. Klehr detailed how IPS fellows’ partnered with Soviet-funded “peace” organizations, defended USSR and Vietnam from charges of human rights abuses, defended the Sandinistas and other Latin-American terrorists, and denied the existence of the Cambodian genocide, even as two million people died.
Former Communist spy and defector Ladislav Bittman likewise wrote in his seminal book “The KGB and Soviet Disinformation” that the Soviets were “particularly interested” in IPS, whose “nucleus” was composed of “researchers and scholars with Marxist perceptions that Soviet foreign and military policies pose no threat to Western democracies.” More here.
Swell, eh? Okay how about lil’ ole’ Pete Buttigieg?
Well, he was groomed politically by his father, a Marxist. Yep…
The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.
Joseph Buttigieg, who died in January at the age of 71, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory. He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel’s more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.
He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture. He spoke at many Rethinking Marxism conferences and other gatherings of prominent Marxists.
In a 2000 paper for Rethinking Marxism critical of the approach of Human Rights Watch, Buttigieg, along with two other authors, refers to “the Marxist project to which we subscribe.”
In 1998, he wrote in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education about an event in New York City celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Manifesto. He also participated in the event.
“If The Communist Manifesto was meant to liberate the proletariat, the Manifesto itself in recent years needed liberating from Marxism’s narrow post-Cold War orthodoxies and exclusive cadres. It has been freed,” he wrote. More here.
So, now you have a head start on 3 of the candidates for President. How about choosing to do a few others and see what you will find. Here is a tip, Kamala Harris’ father, Donald, a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Stanford straddles between socialism and Marxism himself.
Remember the timeline, it was the Comey FBI, the Brennan CIA, the Lynch Department of Justice and the Obama White House. So, Obama only expelled a pile of Russians and closed 3 dachas. Remember? When the dust settles just a little, President Trump has some work to do to clean up this hacking mess via Russia. Congress has some work to do also by defining some kind of hacking legislation.
The Mueller Report’s conclusions about Russian operations are unambiguous: the GRU’s Unit 26165 did the hacking, and the Internet Research Agency managed the influence campaign. The Report also concluded that the GRU’s Unit 74455 retailed the results of the doxing through its subsidiaries DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, and through a sympathetic WikiLeaks.
At one point, the Russians used servers located in the U.S. to carry out the massive data exfiltration effort, the report confirms.
Much of the information was previously learned from the indictment of Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, the Russian officer in charge of Unit 26165. Netyksho is believed to be still at large in Russia.
The operatives working for the Russian intelligence directorate, the GRU, sent dozens of targeted spearphishing emails in just five days to the work and personal accounts of Clinton Campaign employees and volunteers, as a way to break into the campaign’s computer systems.
The GRU hackers also gained access to the email account of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, of which its contents were later published.
Using credentials they stole along the way, the hackers broke into the networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee days later. By stealing the login details of a system administrator who had “unrestricted access” to the network, the hackers broke into 29 computers in the ensuing weeks, and more than 30 computers on the DNC.
The operatives, known collectively as “Fancy Bear,” comprised several units tasked with specific operations. Mueller formally blamed Unit 26165, a division of the GRU specializing in targeting government and political organizations, for taking on the “primary responsibility for hacking the DCCC and DNC, as well as email accounts of individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign,” said the Mueller report.
The hackers used Mimikatz, a hacking tool used once an intruder is already in a target network, to collect credentials, and two other kinds of malware: X-Agent for taking screenshots and logging keystrokes, and X-Tunnel used to exfiltrate massive amounts of data from the network to servers controlled by the GRU. Mueller’s report found that Unit 26165 used several “middle servers” to act as a buffer between the hacked networks and the GRU’s main operations. Those servers, Mueller said, were hosted in Arizona — likely as a way to obfuscate where the attackers were located but also to avoid suspicion or detection.
In all, some 70 gigabytes of data were exfiltrated from Clinton’s campaign servers and some 300 gigabytes of data were obtained from the DNC’s network.
Meanwhile, another GRU hacking unit, Unit 74455, which helped disseminate and publish hacked and stolen documents, pushed the stolen data out through two fictitious personas. DCLeaks was a website that hosted the hacked material, while Guccifer 2.0 was a hacker-like figure who had a social presence and would engage with reporters.
Under pressure from the U.S. government, the two GRU-backed personas were shut down by the social media companies. Later, tens of thousands of hacked files were funneled to and distributed by WikiLeaks .
Mueller’s report also found a cause-and-effect between Trump’s remarks in July 2016 and subsequent cyberattacks.
“I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” said then-candidate Trump at a press conference, referring to emails Clinton stored on a personal email server while she headed the State Department. Mueller’s report said “within approximately five hours” of those remarks, GRU officers began targeting for the first time Clinton’s personal office.
More than a dozen staffers were targeted by Unit 26165, including a senior aide. “It is unclear how the GRU was able to identify these email accounts, which were not public,” said Mueller.
Mueller said the Trump campaign made efforts to “find the deleted Clinton emails.” Trump is said to have privately asked would-be national security advisor Michael Flynn, since convicted following inquiries by the Special Counsel’s office, to reach out to associates to obtain the emails. One of those associates was Peter Smith, who died by suicide in May 2017, who claimed to be in contact with Russian hackers — claims which Mueller said were not true.
Does that implicate the Trump campaign in an illegal act? Likely not.
“Under applicable law, publication of these types of materials would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy,” according to Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst. “The special counsel’s report did not find that any person associated with the Trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of the materials.”
The common complaint that “free speech” should be protected, even when it’s ugly, implicitly accepts the Left’s argument that we are trying to protect the First Amendment rights of Nazis, White Supremacists, and others with a bad smell. But it really isn’t about protecting free speech. The Left and their Muslim allies can and do say anything they want, no matter how malodorous, obscene, dishonest, misleading or defamatory, and get away with it every day. It is about truth vs a totalitarian agenda, and the despots want to shut us up.
The attack that claimed fifty lives at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand brought immediate, predictable responses from Democrat politicians, the media, the organized Left and Muslim groups. Commenters from CNN to New York Mayor Bill De Blasio blamed “intolerance, “an epidemic of hatred and fear,” and other shibboleths. Presidential hopeful Cory Booker blamed “The rising tide of white supremacy and Islamophobia…” Virtually all placed some blame on Trump. Nihad Awad, director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), blamed President Trump directly, “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe…”
The timing of the attack couldn’t have been better. A real cynic might even suspect it was part of the plan. Rush Limbaugh speculated on his show the day after the attack, “You can’t immediately discount this. The left is this insane, they are this crazy.”
Information has taken on a whole new meaning in the digital age, a time when sensitive data is either too easily accessible or not accessible enough. This issue of access to information encompasses fundamental human rights – specifically the freedom of speech as well as the right to privacy. Because it’s a primary means of maintaining transparency and accountability within government policies and decision-making in both the United States and around the globe, information is more valuable than ever to both government agencies and our individual lives. This guide takes an in-depth look at FOIA history and the importance of exercising your right to know.
International Right to Know Day: September 28th
September 28th marks International Right to Know Day. What began as a meeting between freedom of information organizations from 15 countries in 2002, has expanded to a global observance supported by more than 200 organizations worldwide. Each year, International Right to Know Day seeks to make people aware of the distinct rights they have to access government information that is essential to “open, democratic societies in which there are full citizen empowerment and participation in government.” Within the United States, those rights come in the form of the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.
Freedom of Information Act
July 2016, marked not only FOIA’s golden 50-year anniversary, a milestone in Americans’ rights to scrutinize government agency records, but also the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Together, they remind us that FOIA’s guarantee of access to information was not easily acquired – nor was it a legally binding right. In fact, FOIA’s very creation was highly controversial. And since it has passed, its implementation and execution have continued to present challenges of their own.
Despite a billion dollars’ worth of negative press to destroy Trump before he was elected — over 500,000 lying articles claiming that Trump colluded with Russia and the Deep State’s $30-million illegal investigation, Trump has miraculously survived. Incredibly, Trump has stayed on offense, laser-focused on making America great again. The treasonous anti-Trump coalition is frustrated, hatefully consumed with creating Kryptonite to take down this political Superman.
While he has performed like a man of steel, Trump is only human. Ninety-two percent of media reporting on Trump is negative. How much abuse can this man take? It is vitally important that We the People assure President Trump that we have his back. Tea Party Express launching “Tea Party for Trump” is divinely timed.
Sarah Palin was a conservative warrior, an answer to the prayers of Christians, conservatives, and Republicans. I still remember the joy and excitement I felt hearing Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech to run as John McCain’s vice president. Palin was bright, bold, and beautiful, unembarrassed to stand up for principles and values that have made America great.
There is a provision of the Cuban trade embargo that no U.S. president has ever used. President Trump has decided to be the first, according to White House officials. But it’s far from clear if it will do much to dislodge the island’s communist government.
It’s called Title III. It allows Americans – in this case mostly Cuban-Americans – to use U.S. federal courts to sue foreign companies that do business in Cuba on property taken from them by the Castro revolution.
(Reuters) – Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on intelligence matters, but a source familiar with U.S. government assessments said that while U.S. experts thought the movements could possibly be related to reprocessing, they were doubtful it was significant nuclear activity.
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised a test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon, calling its development an “event of very weighty significance” in beefing up its military power, state media reported Thursday.
The Korean Central News Agency said the test happened Wednesday but did not specify what the newly developed weapon was. It was the first time since November the North’s leader has overseen a weapons testing.
The Internet provides everything you’d want to know about courtships, weddings, married life, but few of them include the instructions on wife-beating. There is a brief but enlightening film, produced by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and posted on Jihad Watch, of a Muslim sociologist who demonstrates the “proper” wife-beating technique. Of course, the sociologist assures his audience that Islam is merciful, and that the man, the head of the household, should not have to beat his wife every day, and to do so lightly, never to hit her face or head, bruise, break bones or cause blood to flow (m10:12, Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law – ROTT). But the cautionary statement rings hollow when the wife’s bruises will never be seen because she must be covered from head to toe. And, should she become inured to the discipline’s sameness, there are other means of control and punishment available to him, all sanctioned by The Religion of Peace.
When is it necessary to beat one’s wife? The sociologist did posit that there are women who prefer domineering, authoritative, and even violent husbands. For the most part, however, beatings are needed when the wife has disobeyed him and the strict Islamic rules of marriage. She may have refused to wear a hijab (m:2:7-8, ROTT) or the finery he chose for her; or fancied attending school with the hope of one day having a career and earning a wage. She may have wanted to leave the house unaccompanied or without her husband’s permission; she is literally under house arrest.
The Shari’a marriage contract contains her virginity status, the dowry amount, and grants sexual intercourse rights to the male, giving him total control over his wife or wives. Should she refuse his advances, be too ill or too young to have sex, or if she engaged in sex with another man or was raped, he could stop her daily (financial) maintenance. The woman is considered a she-devil, equal to a domestic animal, harmful and with crooked character. Therefore, he may disallow her to sleep in his bed; or lock her in a room, naked, and without food. Should he choose to enact a simple divorce by repeating “I divorce you” three times – she may receive no more than three months’ maintenance and could lose her children older than age seven.
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Why are police and sheriff departments increasingly afraid to have their officers and deputies trained in the truth about Islam?
Why are we apparently in a period of pause in terrorist attacks here in America? How does the occasional terrorist attack benefit the Muslim Brotherhood in its infiltration of our local and state governments as well as federal government?
A few years ago, France had closed down between 100 and 160 mosques in which military grade weapons were found. Why would mosques have such weapons and can one expect that this is a practice in America?
How many Islamic training camps are there in America? Should Americans be concerned about terrorist attacks on American schools?
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Yes, Trump’s America First vision triggered “the charge of isolationism” (not to mention apoplexy) from the Left, the Republican Establishment, sundry “progressives” and new world order types. All of the above had varyingly dominated American politics in the decades since World War II, pushing the country ever farther off of its foundations as a nation-state into the global system, whose institutional bases were, after all, established by a pair of Soviet agents, Alger Hiss (United Nations) and Harry Dexter White (IMF). Certainly, to these same globalists, it is safe to say that “the charge of isolationism,” as Hanson writes, “only cemented the slur against Trump,” which was spawned by vague but distasteful notions of “sullied” Lindbergh, as Hanson writes, and the America First Committee. It’s notable that Hanson, the Trump case-maker, seems to share this outlook.
Indeed, he repeats their standard smears of Lindbergh and, by extension, the America First Committee. Why was Lindbergh “sullied”? Lindbergh, Hanson tells the reader, was “at best” silent as Hitler and Mussolini rose. “At worst,” he was a conspiracy theorist who blamed “international Jewry” and “British monarchists” for our entry into World War II.
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned.
The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. promoting federal and law enforcement leadership and training located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, VA. The hackers exploited flaws on at least three of the organization’s chapter websites — which we’re not naming — and downloaded the contents of each web server.
The hackers then put the data up for download on their own website, which we’re also not naming nor linking to given the sensitivity of the data.
The spreadsheets contained about 4,000 unique records after duplicates were removed, including member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and their postal addresses. The FBINAA could not be reached for comment outside of business hours. If we hear back, we’ll update.
TechCrunch spoke to one of the hackers, who didn’t identify his or her name, through an encrypted chat late Friday.
“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” said the hacker. “Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites.” We asked if the hacker was worried that the files they put up for download would put federal agents and law enforcement at risk. “Probably, yes,” the hacker said.
The hacker claimed to have “over a million data” [sic] on employees across several U.S. federal agencies and public service organizations.
It’s not uncommon for data to be stolen and sold in hacker forums and in marketplaces on the dark web, but the hackers said they would offer the data for free to show that they had something “interesting.”
Unprompted, the hacker sent a link to another FBINAA chapter website they claimed to have hacked. When we opened the page in a Tor browser session, the website had been defaced — prominently displaying a screenshot of the encrypted chat moments earlier.
The hacker — one of more than ten, they said — used public exploits, indicating that many of the websites they hit weren’t up-to-date and had outdated plugins.
In the encrypted chat, the hacker also provided evidence of other breached websites, including a subdomain belonging to manufacturing giant Foxconn. One of the links provided did not need a username or a password but revealed the back-end to a Lotus-based webmail system containing thousands of employee records, including email addresses and phone numbers.
Their end goal: “Experience and money,” the hacker said.
Spain seems to always be a ‘go-to’ destination for criminals. Anyone remember the Clintons’ old buddy Marc Rich, he fled to Marbella, Spain. International gangsters love Spain too, including the Russian mafia. As a sidebar, ever really wonder about that unique friendship of the Obama’s with King Juan Carlos Varela or the many Obama vacations there including just last year? Anyway… conflating perhaps…
The US Justice Department, which originally unsealed the charges in 2014, has requested Hugo Carvajal’s extradition.
Mr. Carvajal was a close ally of the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, but in February denounced his successor President Nicolás Maduro.
Known as El Pollo (The Chicken), Mr. Carvajal was a leading figure in Venezuelan politics for decades.
The California Democratic Party (CDP) is undergoing heavy infiltration by the United States’ largest Marxist group, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
Working with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and other socialist groups, the DSA looks likely to capture both the party chairmanship and a significant number of Central Committee seats at the upcoming CDP state convention held from May 31st to June 2nd, 2019, in San Francisco.
The DSA has exploded from around 6,000 members in 2016 to almost 60,000 dues-paying members today. A huge influx of new members—some already Democratic Party activists and officeholders—has empowered the DSA to infiltrate and often capture local Democratic Party branches in virtually every state.
In 2016, black businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain terminated his run for the presidency due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Cain chose to protect his family from the humiliation of enduring leftists’ attempt to destroy a black conservative Republican.
It is unfortunate that negative press was many black Americans’ national introduction to Herman Cain. When Cain dropped out of the presidential race, his accusers magically disappeared. Now that Trump has chosen Cain for the Federal Reserve Board, the allegations have resurfaced to block his appointment.
Folks, we cannot continue allowing leftists to hypocritically use this tactic to disqualify good people. When President Bill Clinton was committing adultery with an 18-year-old intern in the White House, Democrats and fake news media said, “So what? That is Clinton’s private life, which is none of our business.” In response to credible women accusing Clinton of sexual abuse, including rape, leftists branded the women trailer-trash sluts and liars. Let us not forget the Bimbo Eruption Squad, headed by Hillary Clinton, purposed to destroy all the women who might go public with their sexual misconduct encounters with Bill Clinton.
The Chinese Communist Party is increasingly asserting its role as the leader of the international communist movement.
In February and March, 22 communists from the United States, Canada, the UK, Finland, Norway, and Sweden spent two weeks visiting Zhejiang Province and Beijing.
“The visit was organized by the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China,” according to the Communist Party USA’s publication People’s World.
Their itinerary was reminiscent of the Stalin-era tours when credulous wide-eyed Western communists swallowed state-generated statistics extolling the fantastic productive capacity of Russian collective farms and factories and the never-ending improvements in the lives of socialist workers.
It is a new term for alternative tangibles or intangibles of value but they have been around for centuries. Perhaps we are just fearing the unknown or rogue/fraudulent activities in instruments of value and the volatility of that value. Okay, that part is a good thing for sure. But give competition what it deserves, a chance.
John Berlau did an exceptional job with this summary and after having an extended chat with Mr. Berlau, there is more to come on the topic. Meanwhile, enjoy his synopsis. Your comments are invited.
Why Speculative Consumer Goods Are Not “Securities”
Many questions are being asked about cryptocurrency. Is it a major innovation that will improve standards of living in ways we cannot yet imagine? Or is it a trendy phenomenon that will result in a speculative bubble of volatile assets? The answer to these questions may be: both of the above. New technologies have often produced bubbles that result in large disruptive busts. But after the bubble has burst and the dust has settled, the benefits of the innovation survive and lead to new, unforeseen benefits.
Yes, and frankly, we should completely reconsider any trade agreements in total with China. The whole launch of a harmonious relationship between the United States and China established by President Nixon in 1972 is not today’s condition. China is hostile to not only the United States but to any country frankly for the sake of money, China needs it by any and all means possible.
China is using ‘debt traps’ effectively to financially punk foreign governments to gain power, influence, and assets.
China is working to influence media outlets beyond its borders in an effort to impose its ideology and deter criticism of its actions, a press freedom group said. In a report released Monday, Reporters Without Borders detailed what it said was China’s impact on a global decline in press freedom and analyzed President Xi Jinping’s strategy to control information outside his own country. The group found that Beijing was using advertising buys, paid-trips for journalists and an expanding global propaganda network to impose its “ideologically correct” terminology and to obscure darker chapters of the country’s history.
Huawei has been a theft and spy operation for decades. A major concern and consequence is a renewed U.S. campaign to pressure and persuade America’s allies to keep Huawei technology and equipment out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G. The stakes in this campaign are much bigger than U.S. market share or the effectiveness of Iran sanctions. If Huawei’s chips and routers find their way into this new network, everything from digital privacy to intellectual property could be at risk.
Chinese employees stole corporate secrets from Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad (FD) reported on Thursday. The paper said, citing its own investigation, technology had been stolen by high-level Chinese employees in the research and development department of ASML’s U.S. subsidiary and ultimately leaked to a company linked to the Chinese government.
China has and continues to infect the American education system. It is called the Confucius Institute. It ranges from Kindergarten to graduate school. China has already spent $200 million USD on this effort. So, the Senate held a hearing. Legislation? Still waiting.
U.S. government contractors hired by China to be a hacker, perform espionage or to steal technology. Examples are here, here and here.
It is exciting that my patriot brothers and sisters at Tea Party Express have announced the launch of “Tea Party for Trump.” My first tour on Tea Party Express in 2008 led to me speaking and performing my “American Tea Party Anthem” at over 500 rallies on several national bus tours.
The launch of “Tea Party for Trump” feels similar to the Blues Brothers saying: “We’re getting the old band back together again because we’re on a mission from God.” My fellow patriots, “Tea Party for Trump” is our mission from God to reelect our remarkable president.
The Amazing Whistle Stop
Our Tea Party Express rally in Searchlight, Nevada featuring Sarah Palin drew 25,000 people. Our rally in Boston drew 19,000. The most memorable rally for me was not a scheduled rally. After completing a rally, our tour bus headed to the next scheduled rally in Memphis, Tennessee. A staffer received a phone call requesting that we make a brief whistle stop so around 50 people could meet our team of speakers and entertainers.
It is often said that before the Civil War, the United States “are,” but after the War, the United States “is.” This is a reference to the formerly theoretically sovereign nature of each state as compared to “one nation, indivisible.”
More than just the theoretic sovereignty of the individual states, the territory now comprising the U.S. has a rich history of sovereign states outside the control of the federal government. Some of these you’ve almost certainly heard of, but a lot of them are quite obscure. Each points toward a potential American secession of the future.Table of Contents
Vermont Republic (January 15, 1777 – March 4, 1791)
Current Territory: The State of Vermont
The earliest sovereign state in North America after the Revolution was the Vermont Republic, also known as the Green Mountain Republic or the Republic of New Connecticut. The Republic was known by the United States as “the New Hampshire Grants” and was not recognized by the Continental Congress. The people of the Vermont Republic contacted the British government about union with Quebec, which was accepted on generous terms. They ultimately declined union with Quebec after the end of the Revolutionary War, during which they were involved in the Battle of Bennington, and the territory was accepted into the Union as the 14th state – the first after the original 13.
Well, we can for sure say that the Democrats side with the Communists, Marxists and Revolutionaries.
Hat tip to Glenn Beck and my buddy Ami Horowitz for the great foot work and investigations to determine where this illegal insurgency is really coming from. Beck pulled out his chalkboard again and his presentation is a good one.
So, while these Democrats are not students of history and while others have very short memories, there is a long history pertaining to all of this immigration crisis. You see, a few years ago, I read a book titled From the Shadows, written by former CIA Director Robert Gates. Gates was also the Secretary of Defense as part of his long government service resume. He wrote that book in 1996. A particular page stayed in my memory and I did a search in my Book Nook today to find it.
Remember the panic Americans went through because of the annual exercises called Jade Helm? It was an Obama operation where his military was practicing to impose martial law across the country so Obama would remain a forever president. Then Alex Jones bought into that notion and the message spread for months. It was a Russian troll operation, a very successful one. The Russians have made a fine art form of disinformation such that even government officials and media cannot make the distinctions.
Then of course there was/is the whole election interference operations not only in the United States but, Britain, Ukraine, France and even Mexico.
Among other disinformation campaigns is the whole vaccination thing. Well, the anti-vaccination thing set in and Americans have in countless cases refused to get their children vaccinated as any of them would or could cause autism.
A fan thought I exaggerated when I wrote that Sharia law will spread like wildfire across America if Democrats win the White House. She feared my over-the-top statement about the spread of Islam will damage my credibility.
My statement is not an exaggeration. For crying out loud, the federal government illegally funded a national curriculum titled “Access Islam.” This indoctrination program outrageously teaches students how to become Muslim — how to pray as a Muslim, how to perform Islamic “daily worship,” and how to perform the “core duties” of being a Muslim.
A California school banned all Christian-based books from its library, including books by Christian authors. Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer says they do not allow “sectarian materials” on their state-authorized lending shelves. Public schools are celebrating Islam while banning Christmas.
Several U.S. presidents have genuinely colluded with Russia or the former Soviet Union, but none more so the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. It’s no exaggeration to say that Obama owes his entire career to Russian collusion.
In March 2012, President Obama made his famous “off mic” remarks to then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev replied, “I understand. I transmit this information to Vladimir.”
Was this some innocent remark, or was it just as it seems: a friend passing a message to a friend?
The recent revelation that Fox News hired long-time Democratic Party operative Donna Brazile has confirmed fears that the organization is moving further to the left.
Brazile has served as vice chair of voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She ran Al Gore’s campaign for the White House in 2000. The Washingtonian named Brazile one of the “100 most powerful women” and Essence magazine named her one of the top 50 women in America. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has given her an award for outstanding political achievement.
Despite all this, Brazile is not merely another “liberal Democrat.” The long-time political operative has spent most of her career affiliated with the socialist/Marxist wing of the Democratic Party.
Brazile has a life-long pattern of working with the hard-left.
It was not so much about the lies she told to get on the grounds and through the first layer of security at Mar-a-Lago, or about the spy stuff she had on her at the time she was arrested at Trump’s club… but there were some interesting things in her hotel room. How about $8000 in cash, an unknown amount of Chinese currency, a signal detector, additional cell phones, a dozen or so credit cards, 9 USB cards, 5 SIM cards, and 9 thumb drives that immediately began corrupting files on a test (cold) computer.
MiamiHerald: Yujing Zhang — the Chinese woman arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to bring an unusual number of electronic devices into President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club — identified herself at a court hearing earlier this week as an investor and a consultant for a Shanghai private-equity firm who appears to have amassed considerable wealth.
Speaking through a Mandarin interpreter, Zhang told a magistrate judge that she owns a $1.3 million house in China and drives a BMW, according to an audio recording of her first appearance at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach.
While President Donald Trump has been cleared of charges of Russian collusion, there is a better case of Russian collusion to be made against another U.S. leader—former Vice President Joe Biden. An investigation into Biden’s Russian ties is long overdue and urgent, as he is likely to declare his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination sometime soon.
While widely regarded as the moderate face of the Democratic Party, that perception might change quickly if more people were aware of his past work to further the interests of the former Soviet Union and Russia.
Biden visited the Soviet Union several times during his early Senate career and was well known to Soviet leaders. The appalling Soviet treatment of dissidents was a big issue at the time, and then-Sen. Biden would sometimes express concern at their plight.
President Trump has our economy booming. Unemployment claims are at an unprecedented 50-year-low. There are more jobs available than there are workers to fill them.
Yet every Democrat presidential candidate is on a mad dash to socialism. If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, we will be thrust back to the depressing days of Obama’s failed economy: record-high numbers of Americans on food stamps, unemployment, and disability. Democrats are like drug-dealers seeking to insidiously addict Americans to government dependency solely to control their lives, behavior, and voting loyalty.
From the beginning of the Tea Party movement, I traveled the country on numerous national Tea Party bus tours, speaking and performing my song, “American Tea Party Anthem,” at over 500 Tea Party rallies nationwide.
The future is a culmination of past mistakes repeated more times than one can count. The actor’s change, events vary, the money trail always leads to London and New York, but the historical replications with their parallel consistency remain the same.
By virtue of its own authority every dictatorial power — whether of the military, religious or national — creates for the country a vital, intellectual space or atmosphere where propaganda can flourish. This is the means to enact authoritarian projects for the purpose of tightening a grip on society and to justify repressive actions. One such project is Al Sisi’s future presidential ambitions.
Past Egyptian regimes (as well as the present one) self-promote through public boasting and seek praise for their achievements by deluding the public. One case in point is Al Sisi’s Suez Canal mega-project. Egyptians are still waiting to see its benefits. For the regime to control the narrative, it will pre-empt the opposition in staged “democratic” debates on TV forums. The actors, host, and guests, are well-versed in satisfying the regime’s desired outcomes.
An army of writers, journalists, and broadcasters – servants of the regime — are always ready to serve the next authoritarian project when it comes along. Today’s mission of the Egyptian regime is to convince the public that President Al Sisi, who is in the middle of his second and final four-year term, needs more time in office than the current constitution allows. Al Sisi must continue. He has made promises to the people he needs to fulfill.
READ ON; YOU’LL HAVE SOME LAUGHS BEFORE WE’RE THROUGH!
Before occupying the Presidency, Comrade Barack Obama was a “community organizer” – an amorphous term that came out of the Leftist alley into the main street lexicon during the 2008 campaign cycle. Few knew what it meant, and most did not examine it.
Indeed, the collusive, “mainstream” media glossed-over the radical origins and implications of “community organizing.”
However, others did examine it – after all, what the heck is a “community organizer” anyway? And why would someone graduating from Harvard Law School go on to become a “community organizer?”
The trail led to decades-old book well known to the Left, but relatively unknown outside of it: Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
Primer: Callista Gingrich is the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. Given the crisis at our southern border and the relationship Newt has with the Trump White House, imagine the conversations regarding the Pope’s constant call for no walls and global Catholic charities working against U.S. law enforcement. Yikes… and it seems the Catholic Church in the United States has no use for Callista, Newt, or President Trump. If you need some proof on that, click here.
The other part of the Primer:
President Obama’s Executive Action: In November, the Jesuits of the United States, Jesuit Refugee Services/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative issued a statement welcoming President Obama’s executive action to end the legislative gridlock and place pressure on Congress to make immigration reform a priority. The President’s order will provide temporary stays of deportation to as many as five million undocumented migrants who live in fear of discovery and separation from their families, but there are another 6 million undocumented immigrants whose situations are unaddressed by the order. To read the complete statement from the Jesuits of the United States, JRS/USA, and the KBI, please see http://www.jesuit.org/news-detail?TN=NEWS-20141121032132.
But KINO? Yes… and add in Georgetown University. Really? uh huh… just last year.
And the Democrats continue to say to the media that illegals don’t take jobs Americans need, they only do the jobs Americans won’t do.
Hat tip to those that called in tips and to HSI for doing lots of homework for about a year prior to the raid. At issue are fake ID’s and hiring undocumented immigrants. This is another reason that all states/companies must use E-Verify.
It goes like this:
U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement announced Wednesday that it had arrested some 280 individuals in an immigration enforcement sting in northern Texas, the largest such raid in at least a decade.
ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arm executed criminal search warrants at the headquarters of CVE Technology Group Inc., a technology repair company located in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Officials told KERA News that the action was the largest worksite raid in the country in ten years.
The raid was prompted by several tips, provided to HSI, which indicated that CVE had been knowingly employing illegal immigrants and that a number of its employees were using fraudulent documents for identification. In January, HSI audited CVE’s I-9 forms, which led to the unearthing of “numerous irregularities,” the press release explained.
“Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses,” said Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger, HSI Dallas. “In addition, they take jobs away from U.S. citizens and legal residents, and they create an atmosphere poised for exploiting their illegal workforce.”
CVE is a cellphone refurbisher. One employee, who spoke to KERA News, described the raid.
“Man, it was crazy,” employee Yessenia Ponce said. “We were working like a normal day. … We just heard screaming, you know, people screaming and stuff. We went out and an officer just said ‘follow my voice, follow my voice.’”
The raid on CVE was larger than the previous record holder for the decade, a worksite enforcement action against a trailer manufacturer also in northern Texas. That event led to the arrest of 159 illegal workers.
The largest raid in U.S. history, by way of comparison, took place in Postville, Iowa in 2008. That day, HSI officials arrested some 400 men, women, and teenagers, according to the Des Moines Register.
In 2007, Chavez and President Hu Jintao of China signed a deal for operating credit. The deal was loans for oil.
In 2014, the China Development Bank provided Venezuela another $30 billion in more oil back loans including mining, refining, pipelines, and power stations. Maduro failed on parts of the deal and China is working diligently to protect the loans, investments and the deals.
Russia in 2015, stepped in and provided $6.5 billion in new funds through Rosneft, while in previous years, Venezuela bought $4 billion in Russian arms and military equipment. Now both China and Russia are facing defaults by Venezuela.
Russia flew in 2 bombers containing more military equipment last month and an estimated 100-200 Russian troops. Russia has explained the troops were there for maintenance. However, as a cover, Russia immediately opened a helicopter training center via Rostec. The helicopters included are Mi-35M gunships and troop transports. At least 2 factories are under construction in Venezuela building Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition. Furthermore, Russia provides military tactical advice and training to Venezuela.
Russia has supplied Venezuela with fighter jets, tanks, and air defense system(s).
The worst part of the relationship between Russia and Venezuela consists of at least 5000 MANPADS. The stockpile in Venezuela is the largest in Latin America and are of a shoulder-fired variation. Known to be SA-24 or Igla-S, having a range of 500-6,000m and an altitude up to 3,500m. More details here.
Venezuela is home to a vibrant illegal weapons trade and smuggling operation(s). Weapons include long guns, machine guns, grenades, and other military-grade items.
While U.S. operatives are working to locate and understand all military equipment in Venezuela, theft of the MANPADS is most concerning including investigations into trade on the black market.
Venezuela maintains an inventory of MSTA self-propelled howitzers, TOR0M1 mobile SAMS, and T-72 tanks.
It is thought that their stockpile is located near the coast in fears of a U.S. attack which Russia is accusing the U.S. of planning. With those stockpiles are 1,500 launchers and grip stocks fundamental to MANPAD operations. These MANPADS were purchased by Chavez in 2010 as part of a $4 billion weapons purchase with Russia. In 2009, Sweden had confirmed that at least 3 MANPADS were found in a FARC guerrilla camp in Columbia. Sweden had actually sold them to Venezuela in the late 1980s.
Both Obama and John Kerry negotiated a deal with Columbia to disband FARC. The deal happened in early 2016 in Cuba. FARC is a Marxist guerrilla group and was on the U.S. State Department terror list for years. The talks took place in Cuba, yet FARC remains a major concern as to where members are today, likely joined up with other militant organizations in the region.
All of the items above play into the equation of decisions made by the United States, The LIMA Group, and the Organization of American States. Not to be left out is the China trade negotiations and matters with Russia.
My car, which has a “Trump/Pence” bumper sticker, was keyed. While pumping gas, a motorist seemed impressed by my courage to have a Trump bumper sticker. People have told me they are afraid to wear a MAGA cap or have a Trump sign on their lawn.
Having to feel so afraid to express our political views is outrageous. Democrats and fake news media have so twisted the meaning of “MAGA” and generated such hatred for Trump that citizens are afraid to publicly support the president of the United States. This is still America. Thugs who physically attack us for expressing our First Amendment right to free speech must be prosecuted.
Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other Democrat domestic terrorists routinely beat up Trump supporters. Meanwhile, fake news media promotes their lie that the Tea Party is a violent movement. The Tea Party is totally nonviolent. Brothers and sisters, it requires courage to stand with Trump in his quest to bring America back from Democrats’ destruction. I am grateful that God is on our side.
The grassroots heroes will save America—not the elites, philosophers, political party operatives, or the mega-donors; not the Congress members or senators or even the president. The grassroots activists who love the home of the brave so much they are willing to put their bodies on the line for her have always been the unsung heroes, keeping the city shining brightly on the top of that hill whose “beacon light,” proclaimed former President Ronald Reagan, “guides freedom-loving people everywhere.”
I would like to mention just three of these grassroots activists who have all worked to keep America shining brightly.
On June 9, 2014, I went with a friend to meet a patriotic Republican congressman in his office on Capitol Hill. This was not long after the U.S. Senate had passed a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens. The socialists were now pushing to pass a similar bill through the House. If they succeeded, 11 million to 20 million illegal aliens would become U.S. citizens and potential voters. I asked the congressman how the Amnesty Bill was going in the House. The Tea Party movement and some pro-America Republicans had been fighting a valiant battle against the amnesty push, but I feared they were losing.
Earlier in March, a communist-led delegation from the United States and Canada arrived in Venezuela for a series of meetings with the struggling socialist nation’s senior leadership.
Several members of this delegation have a history of supporting the United States’ enemies in Tehran, Damascus, Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang, Havana, and now Caracas. This raises major questions about whether these individuals are working against the United States with hostile foreign countries in violation of federal law.
The delegation was organized by the U.S. Peace Council, which is led by the Communist Party USA and is an affiliate of the still-existing Soviet-era international communist front group the World Peace Council, which also provided some support.
THE ENEMIES WITHIN THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH WEBINAR #3 of 4 – TUESDAY APRIL 2ND – 7 PM ET
Journalist and Author Leo Hohmann will Host Ex-Muslim, now Christian Pastor Shahram Hadian and DHS Whistleblower Philip Haney to address the threat of the Interfaith movement that has seduced well-known Evangelical leaders into the deadly world of moral equivalence with Islam.
Billy and Rich expose the globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans whose mission is to destroy President Trump and the movement that elected him.
“Do we continue to exist as a Republic under the Constitution? That’s how important this is. If we move past this with no prosecutions and nobody going to prison for this, I think we have officially, then, entered the post-Constitutional era and I don’t know if we’ll ever recover it.” [RH]
“History will understand that the Republican Party served as the defeat mechanism of the American experiment in that they got elected on issues that they never intended to address.” [RH]
Is it time for faithful Americans to separate from Leftist Churches and Globalist Political Parties To Make Sure “America” Exists?
Outrageously, Chicago State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett. Smollett is the black actor who staged a fake hate crime, claiming he was brutally assaulted by Trump supporters wearing MAGA caps.
Smollett paid the two guys he hired to stage his bogus attack with a $3000 check. Closed circuit TV caught Smollett’s hired attackers buying the MAGA caps and other materials needed to stage the fake hate crime. Smollett intended for his fake attack to be videoed on cc TV. Thank God the camera in the area Smollett selected malfunctioned. Had Smollett been successful, fake news media would have gleefully aired the video 24/7, probably igniting massive race riots and violence on Trump supporters.
After Kim Foxx dropped all charges, Smollett addressed the media, outrageously lying and presenting himself as a victim of police corruption. Smollett said, “I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of.”
While the Democrats in the House and Senate are demanding, voting and threatening subpoenas to get their hands on the full Mueller report, the report is not required by law to be provided to members of Congress.
AG Bill Barr is working with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller himself to review hundreds of pages to determine what can be released as AG Barr has pledged to do. Meanwhile, many of these Democrats are lawyers themselves and know full well Barr has to follow the law. The demands they are making are unlawful unless a judge\ makes a ruling that the entire report, without redactions, can be released. That is hardly a likely occurrence.
So, the Republicans in cadence with the Justice Department can play the drip method, the political drip method actually.
As long as we are talking about releasing documents, how about releasing documents we have all been more than curious about regarding past scandals?
The Mueller report exonerated President Trump of claims that he colluded with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. In response, Nancy Pelosi said screw Mueller’s report. Her minions will continue seeking to create evidence of Trump/Russia collusion to impeach him.
Fake news media will continue its lies and deceptions to keep their “Trump colluded” lie going. Thirty-four people were indicted or pled guilty in Mueller’s Trump collusion investigation. Fake news media claims this is proof that Trump is guilty of collusion. The truth is the indictments and guilty pleas have nothing to do with Russia collusion. Many were found guilty of process crimes.
My wife Mary asked, “What is a process crime?” One example is investigators repeatedly ask you the same questions on different occasions. If you do not give the exact same answer each time, they can charge you with lying; a process crime. Suddenly, you find yourself in prison for a crime unrelated to the original investigation. Mary said, “Oh my gosh, given my short memory, you would be visiting me in prison.”
The Somalian pirates have once again sailed into North American waters. But instead of kidnapping coastal dwellers for slavery or taking bounty to enhance their wealth, from the 16th century onwards (and again in the 2000s), they are here to continue the process of taking land, America from Americans for Islam and Israel from the Jews for the self-proclaimed “Palestinians.” For centuries, the legacy of Muhammad’s raids has been the acquisition of land and booty/wealth (Maal-e-Ghanimat), jizya (extortion/tax) from the conquered people, and modern-day welfare, such as the annual £25,000 ($33,009) received by Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary in Britain, who urges other “jihad seekers” do the same.
Salafi scholar Abu Ishak al Huweini lamented, “If only we can conduct a jihadist invasion at least once a year or, if possible, twice or three times, then many people on Earth would become Muslim.” He added that if they could not confiscate the wealth, they would kill the men and kidnap and enslave their women and children. American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki instructed that the disbelievers’ property is never rightfully theirs, and may be forcefully “retaken” for Islam, a belief system that supports the Islamic right to anything they want – Europe, America, and Israel, home to the Jews for more than 3,000 years. Islamists continue to disregard the Jewish kingdoms, sovereign Jewish state, and continuous Jewish presence in the land, Biblically documented and archaeologically verified.
It was therefore not surprising, except to those who failed to notice the sharia-compliant hijab and oath of office sworn to Allah on the Qur’an, that Somalian-born Ilhan Omar (D-MN) can so boldly deny Israel’s historic and legal rights to exist. And if she can make headway in Congress while also undermining the American government and people’s inalienable rights, so much the better. Her recent proposal, bound to be superseded by yet another jab before this goes to print, was, “We must acknowledge that [Israel] is also the historical homeland of Palestinians.” That is not the case. There is absolutely no evidence of a Palestinian history before 1967 AD! Those who assumed this false identity were the Egyptian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian squatters who went in search of work in the flourishing Israel and who were ill-advised to vacate the land by the invading Arab armies, expecting to return after the Jews were annihilated. They were to be disappointed. Weakened and isolated as pawns in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria, they began an unceasing political, psychological, and propagandist war of conquest in the court of world opinion. While such attempts at land acquisition may differ from country to country – from Africa, India and the Middle East, to Europe, Australasia and America – let us not delude ourselves into thinking they’ve suddenly amended their 1400-year-old ideology. They have not.
With his Russia-gate conspiracy theory debunked, House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff has turned his attention to demanding that Google, Facebook, and Amazon stop carrying certain educational vaccine-related materials. People are now even being banned from “public places” for refusing vaccinations. Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center responds to this “Dark Night of Oppression” that includes “The New Internet Police,” the banning of books and films, and the prospect of a mandatory HIV/AIDS vaccine. Subscribe to the free newsletter at www.nvic.org.
The following includes a brief review of how Islam realized its presence in a country such as New Zealand (Muslims are one percent) by way of intentional Islamization efforts and export across the world. The grand imam of Al-Azhar Institute, Ahmed Al Tayib, responded to the New Zealand tragedy with comments consistent with the context of this background.
The supreme religious leader of Arab-Muslim Sunnis reacted to the Mar 15 New Zealand fatal mosques shootings with a statement that shows us his real concern. While he is the one individual in the whole world positioned to use this opportunity to create positive reforms of Islam by saying something like “terrorism must be stopped,” he instead expressed relief that Muslims are not the only terrorists.
Under the banner of the popular Egyptian slogan, “Terrorism has no religion,” the grand imam stated that “It’s time for people in the East and West to stop repeating lies concerning Islamic terrorism.” In this quote, the lie he refers to is that terrorism belongs solely to Islam. The white, non-Islamic Australian gunman as reported by the media was a fact that debunked this assumption for the world to see.
To keep blacks feeling like victims in a forever racist America, Democrats keep the flames of racial division burning. Blacks are only 12% of the population. This means white voters gifted the first black president two terms. Despicably, Democrats continue to tell blacks, “Keep voting for us to keep racist white America off your backs.” Contrary to the Democrats’ lie, we have come a long way baby in race relations in our country. Living, working and playing together, a majority of Americans work out their racial issues. We need race-baiting Democratic politicians to get out of our way.
In 1952, Dad was among a handful of blacks who broke the color barrier to become Baltimore City firefighters. Dad was stationed at 6 Engine. Filled with hate and resentment over his presence, the white firefighters humiliated Dad at every turn.
Outrageously, Dad was assigned separate eating utensils, bathroom, and sleeping area. Dad kept a jar of Sanka instant coffee because he was forbidden to drink from the same coffeepot as the white firefighters.
Highly influential Democrat and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) compared the Trump administration to the rise of Nazism in Germany earlier this month. Clyburn told NBC News that though he’d never before seen a toxic political climate like the current one, he’d “studied ones like it.”
Former President Barack Obama gushed over Clyburn, describing him as “one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens.” As the number three Democrat in the House, “Clyburn is the leadership liaison to the powerful Appropriations Committee and one of the Democratic Caucus’s primary liaisons to the White House,” according to his website.
“Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany. And he went about the business of discrediting institutions to the point that people bought into it,” Clyburn continued in his NBC interview. “Nobody would have believed it now. But swastikas hung in churches throughout Germany. We had better be very careful.”
The Remnant Army Within the Catholic Church Exposes Rampant Sexual Perversion [Sex with Children by Gay Mafia Clergy] Marxist Leaders [Red] Who Embrace Sharia-compliant [Green] Deniers of the Divinity of Jesus Note the list of sources provided at the above link for a deeper understanding
Why are the Big Tech companies censoring the facts about the evil guiding the New Zealand mosque shooter? In this dramatic presentation, Mark Musser, the author of “Nazi Ecology,” explains how eco-fascism and devotion to the Communist Chinese model of social development motivated the mass murderer, and how the “Green New Fascist Deal” is a modern example of where like-minded socialists want to take America. Don’t miss this interview with the world’s foremost expert on Nazi and fascist “green” ideology.
Yes and that newest caravan is in Honduras now and it is estimated to be 20,000 strong. Caravans get larger as they move north. The Border Patrol has sounded the alarm and so has DHS. Anyone left in Honduras?
By the way, the United States via all government agencies gave Honduras $180,977,214 in foreign aid in 2017. The money is designated for local governance, counter-narcotics programs, reading programs, treaties, violence prevention, human rights, and the justice system… ever wonder where Congress is on this or an Inspector General? (click that link, it is interactive)
If government agencies are working this mission, shouldn’t Congress take up some measures too? Given this Executive Order, consider what motivated this action and consider all the measures you yourself should take.
Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses
Section 1. Purpose. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the potential to disrupt, degrade, and damage technology and critical infrastructure systems. Human-made or naturally occurring EMPs can affect large geographic areas, disrupting elements critical to the Nation’s security and economic prosperity, and could adversely affect global commerce and stability. The Federal Government must foster sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective approaches to improving the Nation’s resilience to the effects of EMPs.
Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this order:
(a) “Critical infrastructure” means systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
(b) “Electromagnetic pulse” is a burst of electromagnetic energy. EMPs have the potential to negatively affect technology systems on Earth and in space. A high-altitude EMP (HEMP) is a type of human-made EMP that occurs when a nuclear device is detonated at approximately 40 kilometers or more above the surface of Earth. A geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) is a type of natural EMP driven by a temporary disturbance of Earth’s magnetic field resulting from interactions with solar eruptions. Both HEMPs and GMDs can affect large geographic areas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian military contingent that arrived in Venezuela over the weekend, drawing U.S. condemnation, is believed by the U.S. government to be made up of special forces including “cybersecurity personnel,” a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still assessing the Russian deployment, which Washington has called a “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela.
Two Russian air force planes landed outside Caracas on Saturday carrying nearly 100 Russian troops, according to local media reports, two months after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump disavowed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Russia’s main objective in providing the military assistance, including cyber experts, would likely be to help shield Maduro from “regime change” and ensure a foothold for Moscow in Latin America, according to a source familiar with U.S. government assessments of Venezuela. Russia also has major energy investments in OPEC member Venezuela.
Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the presence of “Russian specialists” in Venezuela was governed by a military-technical cooperation agreement between the two countries. It did not provide further details.
The United States condemned this action and Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State called Moscow to discuss describing this as a reckless escalation of conditions on the ground in Venezuela.
Back in 2014, I wrote about Qatar, sounding the alarm due to the very close relationship between Hamad bin Thamer al Thani and Barack Obama. In fact, when Obama showed up to West Point for a speech and graduation, the son of al Thani was in that graduating class. Wut you say?
I wrote again about Qatar in 2017, funding Hamas in Gaza. A few months later, I published an item about Qatar hiring lobbying organizations in DC, that other part of the swamp. Then there was the piece about Qatar buying off teachers and American education.
It continues as Qatar has an investment fund worth an estimated $260 billion. The forecast is to spend $35 billion in the United States and they are well underway.
Since 2015, Qatar has spent $8 billion on a Manhattan West real estate project that is located very near Penn Station. While Qatar is buying off lawyers and lobbyists in DC, even the very buildings are part of the Qatari real estate portfolio including the CityCenterDC. Oh yeah, remember former AG Eric Holder? Well, he is with the law firm Covington & Burling. The law firm has a lucrative consulting contract with Qatar. In fact, Covington & Burling has an office in Doha. Perhaps because Qatar owns CityCenter in DC, they needed a tenant, they got one… Covington & Burling.
The man who brutally murdered 50 worshipers in two mosques in my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, is almost certainly an ideological “National Bolshevik.” Countless media stories have labeled the killer as “far-right,” an inaccurate description at best.
A thorough reading of his 74-page manifesto “The Great Replacement” (which refers to the replacement of white Europeans by Islamic and other immigrants) confirms that Brenton Tarrant is no “right-winger” in the American sense, i.e., a believer in the individual, constitutionally guaranteed liberties and free-market economics.
Tarrant’s ideological outlook appears to be consistent with that of the “National Bolsheviks,” a curious amalgam of communist and Nazi ideologies often associated with influential Russian political analyst/activist Aleksandr Dugin—who is reportedly an influence on Russian president Vladimir Putin himself.
Dugin is a leader of the small but influential National Bolshevik Party, whose adherents are known as the “Natzbols.” He is also a leader of the so-called “Eurasia Movement,” which believes in uniting fascist political elements with nationalistic communists to create a European homeland stretching from Siberia to Ireland. Dugin and his fellow ideologues are widely admired by European neo-fascists and neo-Stalinist communists alike.
When Democrat senator Kamala Harris announced her run for the presidency, she vowed to be a “tireless advocate of men and women who lack power and wealth.” But Sen. Harris and her fellow Democrats are obsessed with removing power from We the People. Removing parents’ power to raise their children, Democrats implemented mandatory LGBTQ indoctrination in public schools. Parents are forbidden to opt out their child.
Sen. Harris and her party seek to remove more power from the people by disarming them. Students have been brainwashed into absurdly believing that law-abiding gun owners are responsible for school shootings. Democrats are pushing to lower the voting age to 16 so kids will naively vote to repeal their parents’ Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Power to freely worship is under attack by Democrats. They want to ban the Bible, criminalize quoting the Bible, and mandate that Christians betray biblical teachings.
Sen. Harris said that she will advocate for those who lack wealth. Between her party’s obsession with oppressive taxation and outrageously high death taxes, everyday Americans are blocked from acquiring wealth.
You have to wonder if Obama is walking with Hillary in the woods pondering another chapter of ‘What Happened’.
While we wait along with Congress, under this transparency thing for the full or semi-full disclosure of the Robert Mueller investigation report, we have countless other items that we have already learned that cannot be overlooked.
While we are told the Mueller operation cost the taxpayers upwards of $25 million, and we should be angry that those dollars were wasted, my argument here is that money was well spent. The Mueller report could be a cheap buy to re-elect Trump – the operative word being ‘could.’ Why? Those among the hundreds interviewed by the Mueller operation told us so much we did not know. Consider a few names such as Corsi, Priebus, Spicer, Clovis, Papadopoulos, Kaveladze, Sessions, Flynn, Hope Hicks, Pompeo and perhaps Michael Caputo. Cheap money to learn about their Mueller adventure(s).
Communists long ago realized that it’s difficult to achieve the social disintegration needed to ready a country for communist revolution by promoting class division alone.
Class is amorphous; it can change within a generation. In a free society, an ambitious individual can rise from beggar to billionaire in a lifetime. Class is an unreliable wedge issue for revolutionaries, especially in Western free-market societies.
Ethnic, religious, and especially racial differences are more stable. The divisions are deeper; the differences, more obvious; and their histories, more imbued with bitterness and hatred. Few people care that their grandparents were poor, but many might care that they were slaves or dispossessed of their ancestral lands by a rival racial or ethnic group. Such resentments can last for generations.
Therefore, modern Marxist-Leninists have consistently, even scientifically, exploited ethnic and racial divisions to achieve revolutionary ends.
In the 1970s, a friend of mine, “Mike,” was an avid striped bass fisherman on the New Hampshire coast. He was drawn into a local environmental group, the Clamshell Alliance, after being told that warm water from local nuclear power plants would harm the striped bass fishery.
Mike was trained to sneak into the local power plant to spray-paint environmental slogans on the walls. There were whisperings that some more-seasoned activists might be preparing to commit more serious acts of sabotage.
At a Clamshell meeting one night, Mike raised an awkward question about the environmental value of a proposed tactic. He was pulled aside by a group leader to be set straight. “Don’t you understand?” said the leader. “Understand what?” said Mike.
“We don’t give a [expletive] about the environment. We’re here to bring down American capitalism,” the leader replied.
Socialists are plotting to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court, with a goal to destroy the first non-leftist majority for 70 years.
Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court consists of four leftist justices, three constitutionalists, and two right-leaning moderates. Socialists are terrified that if Ruth Bader Ginsberg—or another leftist justice—retires or dies before President Donald Trump leaves office, he or she may be replaced by another constitutionalist with potentially dire consequences for their radical agenda.
Socialist achievements, such as affirmative action, “hate speech” legislation, gun control measures, and restrictions on religious liberties, could all be overturned by a constitutionalist majority in the Supreme Court.
So, the socialists have hatched a plan.
A new group has been formed called Pack the Courts that aims to pressure the next Democratic president to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current nine justices. If the next president can expand the court to 11 or 13 justices, adding all leftists, they can then outvote the constitutionalist minority and the socialist agenda will be back on track.
And then for subsequent calls by Avenatti to Nike where yelling and more threats continued, the FBI was listening.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York.
Now, will he be disbarred and will CNN be somewhat embarrassed for hiring a CPL….Creepy Porn Lawyer?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested on Monday and charged with extorting more than $20 million from Nike, federal prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorneys offices in New York and Los Angeles separately filed charges against Avenatti, with the California case accusing him of embezzling a client’s money to cover his own debts, as well as using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans from a bank.
Avenatti threatened to expose allegations of misconduct from Nike employees unless the apparel company paid him and an unnamed co-conspirator $22.5 million to “buy Avenatti’s silence,” the New York complaint said.
He is also being investigated by the California State Bar Association in addition to the Senator Grassley referral to the DOJ.
According to the criminal complaint, Avenatti met in March 2019 with an attorney for Nike and threatened to release damaging information about the company if Nike didn’t make millions in payment to himself and an unnamed co-conspirator. Avenatti also allegedly demanded that Nike pay $1.5 million to an individual he claimed to represent.
“I’ll go take $10 billion dollars off your client’s market cap…I’m not f***ing around,” Avenatti said, according to the complaint.
The criminal complaint is fascinating that came out of New York. Then there is the California criminal complaint noted below:
Whether one refers to it as “Medicare for All,” “single-payer healthcare,” or “socialized medicine,” government-controlled healthcare has one impossible-to-overcome and literally fatal flaw.
It can be summed up in one phrase: Healthcare needs are unlimited, but government healthcare budgets are fixed.
So, what does that mean in real life?
Healthcare is a very broad concept. It’s not just fixing broken limbs or treating cancer and heart attacks. An individual has health needs from the moment of conception until death … and maybe even for several minutes beyond. Every vaccination, checkup, therapy, hospitalization, operation, prosthetic, drug, vitamin, nutritional supplement, or consultation costs money and must be paid for by somebody.
And that’s just your needs. Your healthcare wants are likely even more varied.
Catholic child abuse attorney Liz Yore hosts fellow Catholics Cliff Kincaid and Frank Walker as they address the Threat of Marxist leadership within the Church, with a special emphasis on Pope Francis, his Anti-Trump Pro-Islam agenda, as well as the child abuse and gay priest scandals.
InterFaith Dialogue Deception — Serial Predator Cardinal McCarrick The Bishops and their Promotion of the Refugee Resettlement Slush Fund
I work with both of the “hate” groups named in the article, the Center for Security Policy and ACT for America. SPLC’s characterization of them is fraudulent, like most of what it does. It is thus little surprise to anyone who knows anything that SPLC recently jettisoned founder Morris Dees over accusations of racism and sexual assault.
Despite years of takedowns of SPLC’s business model from both sides of the aisle, major media companies such as Amazon, PayPal, Twitter, the Washington Post, Facebook, Google, The New York Times, and more cite them and use their determinations for business decisions such as Amazon’s nonprofit donations program. When will this ever end? How many lawsuits and lies will it take?
The SPLC’s Hate Group Definitions Are Garbage
ACT does not now, nor did it ever have, ties to any “neo-Nazi.” Both ACT and the Center are long-established organizations whose leaders and scholars seek to inform and warn America about the subversive goals of Islamic radical groups in the United States, not everyday Muslims. Everyday Muslims are often as much the victims as others.
Most of the prominent Islamic organizations in the United States are either Muslim Brotherhood (MB) fronts or tied to the Deobandi movement of South Asia (which also has ties to MB). Both are aggressive, subversive organizations that engage in terrorism throughout the world.
In the United States, they generally use subversion as a more effective strategy and have insinuated their allies and agendas into the U.S. government, media, Hollywood, public schools and universities. This is helping encourage the recent rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.
They also engage in terrorism. The 2015 San Bernardino, California attack that killed 14 and wounded 22 was carried out by followers of Deobandi. Terrorists of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas attack and murder Israeli Jews and even Arabs on an almost daily basis in the West Bank, and—note to border wall opponents—in Israel proper before Israel built its wall.
CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial and only avoided trouble because the Obama Justice Department under Eric Holder discontinued prosecutions of organizations named in the case. CAIR is also a subversive wrecking bar against the U.S. Constitution, conducting nonstop lawfare against America. CAIR’s Chicago branch—one of 27 in the United States—brags a tally of more than 5,200 lawsuits against U.S. governments.
Smearing People Is Big Business
Many of the “hate” groups on SPLC’s list are simply those it disagrees with politically. Rather than engage in legitimate debate, the SPLC seeks to destroy its political enemies with defamatory smear tactics. The Russian Communist Vladimir Lenin advocated this strategy, saying, “We must write in a language that inspires hate, revulsion, and scorn among the working class toward those who disagree with us.”
Frankfurt School Communist Herbert Marcuse developed that idea into what came to be known as “partisan tolerance”: tolerance only of leftist ideas, individuals, and groups, and a wholesale effort to discredit and silence opponents. Marcuse and other Communists worked closely for years with SPLC co-founder Julian Bond.
The SPLC regularly consorts with Communist organizations. In his pamphlet, “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky advocated the tactic of accusing opponents of hate, but SPLC was the first to institutionalize it. It has since spread far and wide, in media, universities, Hollywood, and in mindless chants of leftist protesters. Apparently now it reaches even into the editorial staff of Roll Call.
The SPLC never criticizes even the vilest leftist groups. For example, Antifa, which uses violence and increasingly expresses vitriolic, obscenity-laced hate and anti-Semitism, earns no criticism or “hate” designation from SPLC. Instead, the SPLC defends groups like Antifa against the big, bad Proud Boys!
When Occupy Wall Street Black Bloc activists attempted to bomb a bridge in Ohio and blow up the GOP convention in 2012, SPLC was asked why Black Bloc was not listed among its “hate” groups. “We’re not really set up to cover the extreme Left” was the lame response.
The oldest Muslim Brotherhood front is the Muslim Students Association. It is responsible (along with the left) for the rise of anti-Semitism on college campuses. It never gets a mention by the SPLC.
There are countless other examples. The SPLC has singled out and destroyed numerous individuals and organizations using these smear tactics. It is a form of political terrorism.
SPLC’s Targets Have Begun to Fight Back
SPLC lost a $3.5 million lawsuit last year against Maajid Nawaz, a moderate Muslim the SPLC labeled an “extremist,” because he spoke out against Islamic extremism and terrorism. You literally can’t make this stuff up.
Now about 60 organizations have either sued or are considered suing the SPLC for its fraudulent smears. It’s about time. Thousands more could join in. It should be stripped of its 501(c)3 “nonpartisan” tax-exempt status and sued into penury. A dedicated prosecutor could easily make a claim that they are a continuing criminal enterprise and seize their assets under racketeering statutes.
The SPLC shows its extreme partisanship every day. Even liberals like Dana Milbank, Alexander Cockburn, and Stephen Bright have labeled the SPLC a fraud. It spends more than 20 percent of its income on fundraising and has amassed almost half a billiondollars in assets, some of which is squirreled away in overseas accounts.
Less than half of its revenues last year were needed to cover expenses, while its overtly socialist executives earn very capitalist salaries, and live like kings. Must be nice to be such conscience-free hypocrites.
Media Act as Megaphones for SPLC Smears
The Roll Call article cast both ACT and the Center as “hawks” on national defense as if that were somehow further evidence of bigotry or some other evil. That is idiotic, but “hawks” isn’t even applicable.
The Center for Security Policy staff, for example, includes former CIA officers, military and law enforcement specialists, and other national defense experts. These people take positions based on a careful evaluation of each situation, not some knee jerk “hawk” response to everything. The only knee-jerk reactions seem to be coming from the pages of Roll Call and other mainstream outlets that continue to give the SPLC credibility, like Facebook and The New York Times.
It is tragic that large outlets like these have joined the ranks of leftist smear merchants who have reduced political discourse in the United States to little more than infantile name-calling. The SPLC is one of the nastiest hate groups on the planet. It deliberately provokes division and anger in America on a daily basis to advance its extreme left agenda and rake in millions in donations.
Roll Call, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and all the others need to drop the SPLC as a consultant on “hate” groups, but since they are all of the same stripe, they probably won’t.
Years ago, while working day shift for the Houston Police Department, one of our regular assignments was to take suspects charged with a felony offense in front of a County Court Judge to have his legal rights read to him. The jail division would have these individuals placed in the Paddy Wagon, driven across town and dropped off in front of the County Courthouse.
As a matter of historical interest, there was a safe zone for unloading prisoners in the lower level of the County Courthouse; but it was reserved for use by Harris County Sheriffs Department Officers.
Imagine if you will, unloading dangerous prisoners out of a Paddy Wagon on the street, taking the jail-issued handcuffs off and replacing them with our own handcuffs on the sidewalk and then escorting them inside the courthouse, up the elevator and into open court for the sole purpose of having them read their rights and then reversing the order to return them to the city jail. I’m not saying this was a bad idea; that would be a form of criticism directed at those who were our supervisors; no, this was a very bad idea.
So, each afternoon around lunchtime several of the police officers, including myself, would stand around waiting on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse, waiting for the Paddy Wagon to arrive. This being a regular event, we had a following of interested citizens; a polite way of saying these young women wanted to get cozy with police officers.
One fairly pushy young woman would get up close and personal with officers, handling their name tags as she read it aloud and then tried to make a big deal out of each name. She reached for my name tag and read it slowly back to me, “T.F. Stern…What’s the T.F. stand for?” she asked in a sultry voice.
I shook my head slightly, not wanting to make conversation; but instead explained, “The city got my name wrong, it should be, T.B. Stern”. I’ve no idea where these ideas come from; they just blossom and I make the best of whatever comes out.
“So then, what’s the T.B. stand for?” A couple of my fellow officers were curious, seeing as how they’d known me long enough to know I was cooking up a good one.
“Theophilus Bastardo Stern”, I responded. “Some folks call me The-old Bastard, but you can just call me Theo”. It must have worked; the woman walked away saying something insulting under her breath.
The best part about this story, from that day on, one of the officers called me Theo.
Lots to know about this U.S. citizen turned terrorist, that fought with the Taliban.
In 2001, directly after the United States went into Afghanistan, there was a nasty ground fight where the first US casualty happened. The man killed was Mike Spann, a CIA agent, and former Marine Captain.
In an area known as Mazar i Sharif, several hundred Taliban prisoners were rounded up and sequestered in Qali i Jangi. Unknown to the US forces, a pink house held a stash of weapons and Mike Spann, along with others, were interrogating the prisoners. Suddenly, an ambush took place, killing Spann but one person did not look at all like the other prisoners and that was John Walker Lindh.
As a side note, these early forces arrived on horseback.
Anyway, Lindh was born in California and after capture was convicted to 20 years in prison. During his prison stay, with the help of his father and especially his grandmother, he gained citizenship in Ireland in 2013. The plan upon his release was that he will live in Ireland… that is IF the country will accept him. That is still unknown at the point. Ireland may not provide Lindh with a passport on the grounds of being a threat to national security.
All prison records and interviews of Lindh prove he has remained an advocate for global jihad and dedicated to the fight. In 2002, the government under President GW Bush did not know exactly what to do with those caught on the battlefield and how to prosecute terrorists. It was a very new condition 18 years ago.
How did Lindh even consider Islam and this jihad adventure? Well, it began when he watched the movie ‘Malcolm X’. He was so inspired, he converted to Islam at age 17, dropped out of school and headed to Yemen to learn Arabic, all with his parents’ blessings.
He later traveled to Pakistan and joined a paramilitary group fighting for Kashmir’s independence from India. Prior to the attacks on 9/11, Lindh found his way to Afghanistan and joined the Taliban. He spent almost 2 months in a training camp near Kandahar. This camp was preparing Taliban militants and al Qaeda for terror attacks. It was here that Lindh actually met Usama bin Ladin.
After Lindh’s capture, he was eventually charged with providing material support for terrorism. He soon pleaded guilty to violating an Executive Order that prohibited aid to the Taliban and transporting weapons from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
On December 2, 2001, Lindh was transferred to American custody and he was given basic first aid and then questioned for a week at Mazari Sharif, before taking him to Camp Rhino on December 7, 2001. When Lindh arrived at Camp Rhino, his clothes were taken off and he was restrained on a stretcher, blindfolded and placed in a metal shipping container. While bound to the stretcher his picture was taken by American military personnel. While at Camp Rhino, he was heavily medicated and in severe pain from a bullet wound in his leg. On at least one occasion he was interrogated while naked. On December 8th and 9th he was interviewed by the FBI[. He was held at Camp Rhino until he was transferred to the USS Peleliu on December 14, 2001
In prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Lindh was detained under special administrative measures, which had more restrictions for him than other inmates. In 2013, Lindh filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons for the right to practice Islam prayer in a communal setting. This is part of the Islamic doctrine and Lindh won his case.
Lindh has refused to denounce his belief in Islam and refuses to condemn militancy. He has even gone so far as to advocate for the Islamic State. Lindh’s father continues to maintain his pride in his son saying that he wants to continue to help the oppressed and that if he remains in the United States after his release in May, he will be the constant victim of threats and hostilities.
We can’t know the extent of insider threats. The matter of China infecting our intelligence agencies and paying for spying continues.
Frankly, as compared to Jonathan Pollard, 180 months in prison for Hansen is hardly enough. Pollard was released after 30 years but remains on house detention. Pollard aided a steadfast ally, Israel… China is hardly a friendly country to the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY – A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, taken into federal custody by the FBI in June 2018 as he was preparing to board a flight to China, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People’s Republic of China.
Ron Rockwell Hansen, 59, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson in Salt Lake City. The plea agreement includes a stipulated sentence of 180 months, subject to the approval of the Court. Sentencing in the case is set for Sept. 24, 2019, at 2 p.m.
Hansen pleaded guilty to the lead count of a 15-count indictment returned in June 2018, charging him with an attempt to gather or deliver defense information, acting as an agent of a foreign government, bulk cash smuggling, structuring monetary transactions, and smuggling goods from the United States. Federal prosecutors will ask the Court to dismiss the remaining counts of the indictment at sentencing, however, the plea agreement includes an agreement that relevant conduct can be considered by the Court in determining the reasonableness of the sentence.
Hansen retired from the U.S. Army as a Warrant Officer with a background in signals intelligence and human intelligence. He speaks fluent Mandarin-Chinese and Russian, according to court documents. Upon retiring from active duty, DIA hired Hansen as a civilian intelligence case officer in 2006. Hansen held a Top Secret clearance for many years and signed several non-disclosure agreements during his tenure at DIA and as a government contractor.
As Hansen admitted in the plea agreement, in early 2014, agents of a Chinese intelligence service targeted him for recruitment, and he began meeting with them regularly in China. During these meetings, the agents described to Hansen the type of information that would interest Chinese intelligence. Hansen stipulated that during the course of his relationship with Chinese intelligence, he received thousands of dollars in compensation for information he provided them.
Between May 24, 2016, and June 2, 2018, Hansen admitted he solicited national security information from an intelligence case officer working for the DIA. Hansen admitted knowing that the Chinese intelligence services would find the information valuable, and he agreed to act as a conduit to sell that information to the Chinese. He advised the DIA case officer how to record and transmit classified information without detection, and how to hide and launder any funds received as payment for classified information. He admitted he now understands that the DIA case officer reported his conduct to the DIA and subsequently acted as a confidential human source for the FBI.
Hansen admitted meeting with the DIA case officer on June 2, 2018, and receiving individual documents containing national defense information that he had previously solicited. The documents he received were classified. The documents included national security information related to U.S. military readiness in a particular region — information closely held by the federal government. Hansen did not possess a security clearance nor did he possess a need to know the information contained in the materials.
As a part of his plea agreement, Hansen admitted he reviewed the documents, queried the case officer about their contents, and took written notes which contained information determined to be classified. He advised the DIA case officer that he would remember most of the details about the documents he received that day and would conceal notes about the material in the text of an electronic document he would prepare at the airport before leaving for China. He admitted he intended to provide the information he received to the agents of the Chinese Intelligence Service with whom he had been meeting. He also admitted knowing that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation.
Hansen was arrested June 2, 2018, on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., to board a connecting flight to China.
As a part of the plea agreement, Hansen has agreed to forfeit property acquired from or traceable to his offense, including property used to facilitate the crime.
The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert A. Lund, Karin Fojtik, Mark K. Vincent and Alicia Cook of the District of Utah, and Trial Attorneys Patrick T. Murphy, Matthew J. McKenzie and Adam L. Small of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington assisted with this case.
The prosecution is the result of an investigation by special agents of the FBI, IRS-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Counterintelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The Marine Corps’ top general on the west coast is readying his Marines for the next big war against a near-peer competitor, and one of his main concerns is figuring out how to alter the mindset of troops that have been fighting insurgencies since 9/11.
“If anything my problem is getting people out of the mindset of [counterterrorism] and making sure they’re thinking about near-peer adversaries in their training programs,” Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California, told Task & Purpose in an interview on Friday.
Exercise Pacific Blitz is one program, in particular, that is currently doing just that, involving thousands of Marines, sailors, and coast guardsmen training in and around southern California.
The joint exercise not only brings together a large number of personnel but various assets as well, including Navy ships and landing craft, CH-53 helicopters, V-22 Ospreys, F-35s, and High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), a ground-based artillery system the Marines have previously test-fired from amphibious transport ships.
The bigger picture goal: Getting a large force like the 50,000-strong I MEF from sea to shore in a contested environment, described by the general in a press release as leveraging “a Marine land component as part of our larger goal of sea control.”
Osterman even said personnel were being put ashore at nearby San Clemente Island to build aircraft runways — seemingly a throwback to the Marine Corps’ island-hopping campaigns of World War II.
“It’s not part of the exercise necessarily but that’s kind of one of the things we’d have to do on these remote islands is build runways. So it’s somewhat tangentially aligned,” Osterman said. “We’re doing connector capability between islands.”
In February, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told Task & Purpose the Corps had begun to move its training to a more traditional fight instead of what grunts would face against unsophisticated enemies in the Middle East, most notably in using more advanced enemies in force-on-force training against Marines going through pre-deployment training at 29 Palms, California.
“They had aircraft. They were able to jam [communications]. We had aircraft. And we fought force on force,” Neller said on the sidelines of the 2019 West Conference in San Diego. “Marine infantry now, they’ve gotta look up” since enemies in Syria and Iraq have increasingly used unmanned aerial vehicles, and near-peers will have assets such as attack helicopters and artillery.
As Osterman explained, Marine grunts now need to learn to counter enemy drones, prepare for their GPS or communications to be jammed, and understand that enemy artillery, aircraft, or reconnaissance capabilities will be much more advanced if they’re up against an adversary like China or Russia.
“We haven’t had to worry about that for two decades,” Osterman said. “The Taliban doesn’t have any satellites up there.”
Some of Osterman’s Marines have already had a taste of that in Syria, where state and non-state actors have employed high-end anti-aircraft systems, GPS jamming technology, or hacking, for example.
“The Special Purpose [Marine Air Ground Task Force] we send to Central Command is engaged in all of that. High end, you know, kinetics in Syria, all the way down through advising the Iraqi forces. It’s one where we’ve gotta do it all, frankly.”
“Instead of having a forward operating base out there that they’re living out of and doing operations they’ve actually got to constantly be moving because if they sit too long the enemy artillery is going to take them out,” Osterman said of tactics Marines are beginning to think about. “So that gets them almost a little bit, back to [their] roots.”Read the original article on Task & Purpose.
War games are supposed to test a military’s ability to deal with the unexpected. But NATO got more than it anticipated last year when its warships’ navigation systems started acting up.
There was no way they could be where their computers were telling them they were.
This was no small issue: warships from 31 different nations were maneuvering together in what was one of NATO’s largest exercises in decades.
But the implications went far beyond safety.
It means weapon systems without alternate means of finding out where they were could end up hundreds of kilometers off course.
It wasn’t the first time this GPS ‘glitch’ had been observed in Nordic nations such as Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Civilian air traffic has reported several instances of their navigation systems going haywire.
In all, GPS signals have been reportedly disrupted five times in the northeastern region of Norway, Finland, and Sweden since autumn 2017. But the Trident Juncture exercise in October and November last year experienced the most intense attack.
Suspicion immediately fell upon Russia.
Moscow dismissed the claims.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larov went so far as to call the allegations “fantasy.”
“Russia asked to give proof. We gave them the proof,” Norwegian Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Russia in Oslo.
Norwegian civilian science outposts had recorded the type, strength, and origins of the signals used to distort signals emitted by GPS satellites, he said.
This data has now been handed over to Moscow.
“Russia said ‘thank you, we will come back when our experts review that’. To have such an answer from Russia is a positive thing,” he said.
Minister Bakke-Jensen said Russia would have had to be well aware of the impact of its jamming systems.
“They were exercising very close to the border and they knew this will affect areas on the other side,” he said. “We recognize Russia’s right to exercise and train its capacities [but] it is not acceptable that this kind of activity affects security in Norwegian air space.”
And international conventions dictate notice be given of any kind of major military test.
The dates and locations of NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise were known to Russia for years.
But Moscow called a snap ‘live-fire’ exercise of its own warships on the boundaries of the NATO games. It also appears to have engaged in an undeclared test of its electronic jamming systems, encompassing Trident Juncture’s designated exclusion area.
Russia shows little regard for the ‘fallout’ of its electronic warfare testing.
Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was forced to contact Moscow in October 2017 to request jamming exercises along its border as part of Russia’s annual Zapad war-games be halted due to public safety concerns.
“It was a large military exercise by a big neighbor and it disrupted civilian activities including air traffic, shipping, and fishing,” defence minister Bakke-Jensen said at the time.
A few months ago, Vice President Pence traveled to Latin America with a specific visit to Brazil to discuss the location of a U.S. military base in Brazil. President Bolsonaro has waffled somewhat on this possibility, however, it is advancing. The mission for both the United States and Brazil is to counter China and Russia’s military influence in Latin America. Truth be told, the Brazilian military high command is against this ambition unless Russia displays further aggression.
(Ummm, they already have.)
Anyway… under the guise of a space program, the U.S. and Brazil have finalized the agreement for a U.S. space technology/military program in Alcantara, Brazil.
This will be located at the Forca Aerea Brasileira, the Brazilian Air Force base in the Alcantara Launch Center. Equatorial launches are beneficial so close to the equator due to the speed of the earth’s rotation, saving at least 30% on fuel.
Scott Pace, executive director of the US National Space Council, said on 18 March at a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) industry group event that the TSA could be signed later that day. The remaining hurdle is approval by Brazil’s Congress, David Logsdon, head of CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council, told Jane’s after the event. Coincidently, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro is in Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump.
A TSA prevents unauthorised access to and transfer of protected technologies. US companies are interested in flying out of ALC due to its location for equatorial launches. Equatorial launches are advantageous as the Earth spins the fastest at the equator, giving launches an extra boost to reach orbit.
However, ALC’s remote location poses a challenge. Flying out of ALC would require US companies to first fly into Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo before connecting to a flight to ALC, adding an extra day of travel. An industry source told Jane’s that it is still challenging for US companies to close their business case with flying out of ALC due to the distance between the two countries, corruption, Bolsonaro’s mercurial personality, and the tendency of Brazilians to run hot-and-cold when dealing with the US.
However, the source said if a company can work out the logistics and partner with an honest local broker, the 30% efficiency savings for launching that close to the equator can be a major incentive.
Brazil can currently launch small rockets from this same base for what is known as microsatellites. Brazil is investing with partners an estimated $300 billion for the joint or multi-lateral launch business. When General Mattis was still the Secretary of Defense, he signed a Space Situational Awareness agreement during his own visit to Brazil. This is an effort to do real-time tracking of other rogue satellites, data of objects in space and debris.
Not to be overlooked, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin went to the Alcantara Space Center last December along with Vector Launch, Inc. to determine costs of payloads. Brazil appears to have a new corporation called Alada and yet another named Embraer SA to advance the aerospace programs along with seeking investors.
Words are weapons. In the “culture war,” words are the most powerful weapon.
Control of words is how revolutionaries get us to think a certain way—the way they wish us to think.
Early 20th-century Italian Communist Party leader and leading “cultural warrior” Antonio Gramsci put it this way: “Ideas and opinions are not spontaneously ‘born’ in each individual brain: they have had a center of formation, or irradiation, of dissemination, of persuasion—a group of men, or a single individual even, which has developed them and presented them in the political form of current reality.”
The tool for planting these ideas is words.
According to Monica Showalter, writing for Investor’s Business Daily, Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin weaponized words to win the Bolshevik Revolution:
“As early as 1903, at a party congress, Lenin won a membership issue by a single vote. But from then on, he called his faction ‘the Bolsheviks,’ or majoritarians, and his opponents ‘Mensheviks,’ or minoritarians. It didn’t matter that the Bolsheviks never were a true majority among Russia’s revolutionaries; what mattered was the perception of power.
“Lenin repeated the tactic by dubbing Bolsheviks ‘Reds’ to signal an affinity with the bloody violence of the French Revolution, while their battlefield opponents were saddled with ‘Whites’ to link them with the discredited French Bourbon dynasty. Lenin also took title to the word ‘democracy,’ disarming opponents who were then unable to project a coherent message. By controlling words, Lenin controlled perceptions of reality.”
Why, then, do freedom fighters and anti-communists persistently use the words of our enemies to our own disadvantage?
Why do we define ourselves using our opponents’ terms? Why do we label the enemy in their own terms, not ours?
To win the war, we must control the language. We can’t set the terms of battle while using the language of the enemy against our own best interests.
Here are five words that I believe we should stop using. They are all tainted and inaccurate. They have all been weaponized against us.
Conservative has become almost synonymous with “fascist” in modern America. Once it meant to “conserve” the Constitution, American values, and the American way of life. Today, to much of America, it means someone who supports the status quo and big business, maybe even a reactionary, a racist, or a “white supremacist.”
Socialism has advanced so far in America that the only thing “conservatives” usually end up conserving is big government. In my home country of New Zealand, “conservatives” oppose selling off state-run businesses. They want to “conserve” state control! We even hear of “conservative” old guard communists in China and Russia trying to preserve “traditional” socialism.
Let’s abandon the word. It’s a terrible word for attracting young people to the liberty movement. Until we can come up with something better, let’s use “Constitutionalist.” It’s a little clumsy, but it’s accurate and seizes the moral high ground. It’s also hard to attack. Who wants to be identified as an anti-Constitutionalist?
To most Constitutionalists, capitalism and capitalist mean supporting business, industry, and the American Way. To socialists and most young Americans, these words mean heartless multinational corporations seeking profit at all costs and degrading the environment. Capital means money, huge wealth, and extravagance to most young people. It’s no longer understood as intellectual or material property used to produce wealth for all.
The word “capitalism” has been around since the 16th century but was popularized in the 19th century by French socialist Louis Blanc and the founders of “communism”: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. “Capitalism” is essentially a Marxist word that our enemies use to beat us with.
Let’s resurrect “free enterprise.” It’s accurate, it’s idealistic, and it’s dynamic. When people hear the words “free enterprise,” they don’t think of faceless mega-bankers and Wall Street hustlers. “Free enterprise” conjures up images of young entrepreneurs taking on the world, family farms, and mom and pop stores. Most Americans believe in “free enterprise,” not so much in “capitalism.”
The United States is not and never has been a “democracy,” although you wouldn’t know that from watching Fox News or most Democratic and many Republican Party politicians.
The United States of America is a “republic,” derived from the Latin “res publica”—the “people’s thing.”
Democracy means simply the will of the majority. The Founding Fathers were scholars of history. They knew that “majority rule” would inevitably lead to tyranny. Rights that are subject only to the whim of 50 percent plus one, are no rights at all.
The Founding Fathers designed a far superior system: the “constitutional republic.” Rights were to be enshrined in law and protected by a written constitution that would be protected from the tyranny of the majority—or “mob rule.” Some elements of “democracy” were incorporated into the system, to elect public officials and later to vote on ballot measures, but the fundamental rights of the people were seen as coming from God, never to be subjected to the popular vote.
A republic is far superior to a democracy in that it uses checks and balances to protect individual liberties against oppression from any quarter—including majorities.
The United States is a “republic.” We should always use that term. Never should we play into our enemies’ hands by downgrading this nation to “democracy” status.
The Green New Deal isn’t a “liberal” proposal—it is socialist. The $15-per-hour minimum wage is not a liberal measure—it comes directly from the Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA. Antifa isn’t a “liberal” group, as Fox News often labels it—it’s communist/anarchist. Socialist groups regularly label their opposition fascists, Nazis, and white supremacists. We call them “liberal.” Socialist is the appropriate label.
Almost every policy coming out of today’s Democratic Party is demonstrably socialist. Most of the “liberal” commentators we see on TV are in fact, socialists. The word “liberal” is far too kind and no longer accurate. Let’s call socialists socialists. No more giving them a respectability they don’t deserve.
The currently fashionable word “progressive” has partially replaced “liberal” as a euphemism for socialist. There is, however, a subtle difference. “Progressive,” in its current usage, came out of the socialist and communist movements of the 20th century. According to Marxist theory, humanity is slowly and inevitably “progressing” toward communism. Therefore, anyone assisting this historical process was, by definition, a “progressive.”
“Progressive” was used by Marxists as a code word. Put “progressive” into an organization’s name and all the comrades would know it was communist, even if the general public didn’t. Former communist David Horowitz was active in the Sunnyside Young Progressives as a teenager. In the 1950s, the Communist Party of New Zealand’s junior wing was known as the Progressive Youth League. “Progressive” also was used to identify friends and allies in the movement. “She’s a good progressive” didn’t necessarily mean the woman in question was a Communist Party member, but that she was at least working in the interests of the movement.
Never should we talk about “progressives.” These people and the movements they promote are working, whether they acknowledge it or not, to advance communism. “Progressives” are, whether they know it or not, Marxists. That’s how they should be labeled: Marxists promoting Marxist ideas.
President Donald Trump has shown us how to use weaponized words like no other president in generations. Who can forget “Lyin’ Hillary” (Hillary Clinton), “Low-energy Jeb” (Jeb Bush), “Pocahontas” (Sen. Elizabeth Warren), or his masterful use of “fake news,” which drives the liberal—whoops, I mean socialist—media nuts.
In his 2019 State of the Union speech, Trump didn’t attack “liberalism” or “progressivism”; he specifically and accurately attacked “socialism.”
We all need to follow the president’s example. We must stop using the enemy’s lexicon. Any good duelist understands that he who chooses the weaponry has the advantage.
Let’s stop using the weapons our enemy chooses for us. We are in a fight for the survival of our civilization. This is a life-or-death battle between good and evil. Let’s choose our own weapons of war and fight this war to win it.
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.
Watching Beto O’Rourke announce his candidacy for president, I had snake oil salesmen come to mind. Everything about this guy is fake, which makes him a perfect candidate for fake news media to celebrate.
My wife Mary and I spent several weeks in Texas campaigning for Ted Cruz, fighting to stop O’Rourke from stealing Cruz’s Senate seat. It was incredible watching O’Rourke’s TV ads. Funded with mega-millions from outsiders, O’Rourke’s entire U.S. Senate campaign was built upon deceiving voters.
For example: While claiming to be pro-Second Amendment, great deceiver O’Rourke voted against every piece of pro-gun legislation that came to his desk. To deceive voters into believing he is a regular guy, millionaire O’Rourke posted a video of himself in a laundromat doing laundry. O’Rourke came disturbingly close to scamming Texans into electing him over Ted Cruz.
In his elect-me-or-we’re-all-gonna-die presidential campaign announcement, O’Rourke claimed there are crises in our economy, democracy, and climate. O’Rourke urgently warned Americans that we are in a “moment of peril.” What on Earth is O’Rourke talking about?
Our Economy: Trump has our economy booming. Black unemployment is the lowest in recorded history. Hispanics and women are also doing great in Trump’s economy.
Our Democracy: Mr. O’Rourke, the truth is, you and your fellow Democrats are the greatest threats to our democracy. Democrats seek to criminalize conservative thoughts, conservative speech, and gun ownership. Given their vindictive destruction of Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort, Democrats outrageously seek to criminalize working for Trump.
Our Climate: For the gazillionth time, man-made climate change is a proven hoax. O’Rourke passionately warns that not embracing the Green New Deal will lead to the extinction of the human race in a decade or so. Here’s a reminder of the insanity in the Green New Deal. By 2030, we must end air travel; end the use of fossil fuels; mandate that every new job be unionized; decommission every nuclear plant; rebuild every building in America for state-of-the-art energy efficiency; and let the government fund everyone, including deadbeats who refuse to work.
O’Rourke continued his trademark deception tactic. He said we should ensure immigrants “lawful paths to work.” Wait a minute, dude. You and your fellow Democrats say screw our immigration laws; let’s roll out the red carpet for illegals. Democrats say because we have pillaged the world’s resources and because we are racist, sexist, and homophobic, we do not have the moral authority to keep anyone out of our country. Not only is O’Rourke fighting to stop Trump from building a border wall to keep Americans safe, but he wants to tear down the existing border wall in El Paso, Texas.
O’Rourke said we should “listen to and lift up rural America.” The truth is, O’Rourke and his fellow Democrats despise rural America. Rural Americans voted for Trump, desire to keep their guns, attend Christian churches on Sundays, believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and believe that abortion and infanticide are evil. Pandering to rural America is simply more of O’Rourke’s campaign of deception.
As a black American, I was stunned when O’Rourke said we should “confront the hard truths of slavery, and segregation, and suppression in these United States of America.” What the heck is he talking about? Ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 ended slavery in America. The only segregation I am aware of is black students segregating themselves on college campuses, demanding black student unions and race-based housing facilities. Who are the masses of Americans O’Rourke claims we are suppressing? Do you see O’Rourke using Democrats’ disgusting tactic of dividing Americans into bogus victimized voting blocs?
After spewing gloom and doom, America-sucks, and everyone-is-a-victim lies, O’Rourke had the audacity to say, “This is going to be a positive campaign.” I laughed out loud.
O’Rourke is anti-law enforcement, voting against ICE. He calls our nation’s police “the new Jim Crow,” which cruelly paints targets on the backs of our brave men and women in blue to be assassinated by Black Lives Matter.
Kate Steinle was shot and killed by an illegal alien who was deported several times and kept coming back to his sanctuary city, San Francisco. Kate’s Law would give mandatory jail time to illegals who repeatedly break our immigration laws. O’Rourke voted against Kate’s Law. Supposed man of the people O’Rourke voted against Trump’s tax cuts. O’Rourke wants single-payer health care, which leads to rationed health care, where the government makes funding decisions, determining who lives and who dies.
While in Texas campaigning for Ted Cruz, I got to witness O’Rourke’s deceptive tactics up close when he ran for U.S. Senate. My brother and sister fellow Americans, our country deserves much better than sociopath conman Beto O’Rourke.
Ah yes… Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda for Nazi, Germany from 1933 to 1945. His job was to only present favorable stories for a positive image of the regime and to spread hatred of the Jews. He used radio, literature, music, textbooks, printed posters/newspapers and theater to display the propaganda. He too was responsible for burning books… beginning to sound familiar?
Media and Marxist activist groups in the United States are all pounding the same drumbeat that is pro-socialism, applies to parts of stories and is intent on holding others accountable that don’t fit the agenda.
Can you count the ways this is done using the methods and media outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and those pesky websites like Media Matters?
Well, when Reuters reports on Reuters… take notice. Senator Cruz took notice.
So, the Reuters backstory goes like this… even their summary is lacking but try it on for size anyway.
(When Reuters held the story, obviously people still had not read it when they did publish it as Beto was able to raise $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign announcement. He beat Bernie and all the other 2020 contenders…..sigh.)
Maybe it is just cool to campaign on a restaurant counter.
Or to skateboard onto a stage.
(Reuters) – Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.
Within minutes, his special report was the most popular story on Reuters.com here and was picked up by other news outlets. But the origin of the story goes back more than two years.
Members of the group, which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow, protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressman’s political career.
After more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the record. In an interview in late 2017, O’Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018.
Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, 46, speaks with supporters during a three-day road trip across Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ben Brewer
In an interview with Reuters senior producer Jane Lee, Menn explains how he broke the story and got O’Rourke to open up about his hacking days.
“I decided to write a book about the Cult of the Dead Cow because they were the most interesting and influential hacking group in history. They illustrated a lot of the things that I think are fascinating about hacking and security work. Focus on Trump’s speech after [his] attack on Muslims.
“While I was looking into the Cult of the Dead Cow, I found out that they had a member who was sitting in Congress. I didn’t know which one. But I knew that they had a member of Congress.
“And then I figured out which one it was. And the members of the group wouldn’t talk to me about who it was. They wouldn’t confirm that it was this person unless I promised that I wouldn’t write about it until after the November election. That’s because the member of Congress had decided to run for Senate. Beto O’Rourke is who it was.
“I met Beto O’Rourke. I said ‘I’m writing a book about Cult of the Dead Cow, I think it’s really interesting. I know you were in this group. This book is going to publish after November and your Senate race is over. And he said, ‘OK.’
“And he told me about his time in the Cult of the Dead Cow.”
Remember that Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, is a virtual puppet of Cuba. Going back years, during the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, Chavez hosted President Yoweri Museveni, then president of Uganda. Cuba was known over the years to give scholarships to Ugandans. The relationship is long and deep.
Then as recently as February of 2019, the Kampala is allegedly investigating that top Venezuelan politicians are using Ugandan passports to smuggle key people out of Venezuela into China and possibly other countries that stand with the Maduro regime.
Further, Venezuela attempted to remove some of its gold reserves parked in Britain, worth an estimated $1.2 billion but were denied at the behest of the United States. The 8 tons gold residing in Venezuela was in fact removed this past February to an unknown location. However, in 2018, at least 23 tonnes of mined gold was transported from Venezuela to Turkey by plane.
Maduro is attempting to sell gold on the international market to pay for basic needs for his country’s elite. Last February, an Abu Dhabi company known as Noor Capital bought 3 tons of Venezuelan gold. Since oil production in Venezuela has dropped significantly and sales on the global market have dropped, gold is the next avenue to generate immediate funds.
Refinery (AGR), the country’s largest refinery, Reuters reported on Wednesday. AGR confirmed that the gold arrived from South America but rejected claims of smuggling.
“All our transactions are legal and well documented,” the company said in a statement to OCCRP, dismissing the allegations as “fake news.” Fred Enanga, a spokesman for Uganda’s police, told Reuters that AGR received two shipments of 3.8 and 3.6 tonnes at the beginning of March however neither passed through official customs entry points.
Police raided AGR premises on March 7 but found the lighter batch had disappeared.
Flights this month from Caracas to Entebbe have raised suspicions that Nicolas Maduro’s government is smuggling gold out of the country and selling it to traders in Africa and the Middle East in an attempt to prop up its sanctions-hit economy.
An airline source told The Times that a European charter company was contracted to fly four tonnes of gold from Caracas to Entebbe early this year.
The Venezuelan opposition previously claimed a jet owned by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza transported gold to Greece. Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, is one of the few European leaders still supporting Maduro.
Venezuela’s ambassador to Greece, Freddy Fernández, denied the reports.
“It is foolish to believe that the Venezuelan foreign minister himself was taking the gold out of the country. The story is part of a concerted attack against our country,” he told the Greek news outlet Efimerida ton Syntakton.
Investigators are looking to establish where the gold came from, who owns it and how it was shipped into the country, he said.
Uganda has become a regional smuggling hub for gold with corruption and widespread mismanagement proving profitable for officials and international investors, a report from Global Witness claims.
AGR was accused of facilitating gold smuggling from conflict regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an investigation by The Sentry, an African financial investigations organization co-founded by actor George Clooney.
AGR Chief Executive Officer, Alain Goetz denied the accusations, calling it “yet another pathetic attempt to destroy the much-needed reforms and changes needed in the African gold industry.”
A hedge fund pioneer whose quantitative models became the basis for today’s algorithmic trading models is on the verge of throwing in the towel. David Harding is credited with pioneering the quantitative models in the mid-1980s, models that are now greatly replicated and are failing miserably because of the popularity of trend-following and risk-based parity models.
Harding commented that he now has to “reinvent himself” given the “perceived efficiency of computers that systematically buy and sell according to programmed instructions,” trading on information that is perhaps nothing but noise.
Many market luminaries have commented about the impact of high-speed computer-based trading that has destroyed historical benchmarks, creating a false sense of liquidity.
Over the past three years, a record number of hedge funds have closed while capitalization-based passive ETFs have flourished. To put it differently, the best and brightest minds in finance are going out of business while the passive no-brainer investment funds focusing almost entirely on capitalization are doing great.
Wow! Talk about an imbalance. Will this massively overcrowded strategy follow the same path as hedge funds? If history is a guide, the answer is yes. A basic premise to this strategy—if you can call passive buying a strategy—is to find more people to buy more of the same over-owned companies. Sometime the buyers will exhaust themselves or conditions will change.
The greatest investors have been big picture people, focusing on the substance of geopolitics and macroeconomic research versus thoughtless style.
Many are focused on today’s commencement of the two-day FOMC meeting. As widely known, the Central Bank radically changed direction on January 8th adopting a “patient” outlook regarding monetary policy following a tumultuous December. Two weeks earlier, the Fed was focused upon a more active monetary policy including increasing bond sales.
No change is expected but I am certain every word will be parsed.
continue to argue that growth will continue to surprise on the upside,
strength that may again alter monetary policy expectations.
Markets were quiet relatively quiet yesterday. Will the calm extend into today?
Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.59%, Paris was up 0.50% and Frankfurt was up 0.87%. China was down 0.18%, Japan was down 0.08% and Hang Sang was up 0.19%.
The Dow should open nominally higher awaiting numerous central bank announcements. The 10-year is unchanged at 2.60%.
The response has been overwhelming. As a result, I am going to offer a special opportunity to learn more about the Marxist game-plan, which you can read about at the end of this article.
My speech to the Georgia Republicans addressed the growing alliance between the Islamic supremacists and the neo-Marxist thought leaders embedded in our media, our universities and our political-legal structures. This alliance is on the move both in America and across the globe. Its proponents include hugely recognizable names like Pope Francis and George Soros, a new breed of socialist politicians like Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Andrew Gillum of Florida, and congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
These politicians typically read from scripts handed to them by their handlers and are very well spoken as long as they don’t get caught going “off script.” They are plugged into a lucrative money pipeline continuously refueled with cash by elites like San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, who married into the billionaire family of Susan Sandler; the Soros clan; billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer; just to name a few. Canada’s Justin Trudeau and the UK’s Jeremy Corbin are also on this same team of global Marxists seeking to transform their once-free nations into something more authoritarian, where free expression is taken off the table for anyone who doesn’t agree with their globalist agenda that punishes America and Israel at every opportunity.
For more on how the money pipeline works, researcher Trevor Loudon has already done the heavy lifting for us in his excellent article published by the Epoch Times.
Many of you have contacted me, shocked, and asked what we can do to stop this race toward socialism, which we know will accelerate as soon as the Democrats win back the White House. And they will win if we continue to ignore the biggest elephant in the room — our lack of funding and the utter dominance of the mainstream media by the left. When that day comes, it will be open season on anyone who dares to speak up on behalf of the Judeo-Christian values that undergird our Constitution. In short, our Constitution itself is in danger of being gutted.
What can we do about it?
So my answer to these inquirers who ask, “What can we do?” is this: Spread the word about writers/researchers like myself and Trevor Loudon, who dish out the real news and expose the fakes. But don’t stop there. We must follow the money!
If you follow the trail of greenbacks, you will find out that most of the money flow to the armies of left-wing worker-bees battling in the trenches for a socialist America starts in the places you would least expect—in conservative families, in the churches, in iconic American institutions that we believe, or want to believe, are still pure.
I know it sounds shocking, but let me repeat what I just said: Much of the money that is flowing into the coffers of evil organizations like Planned Parenthood, the anti-gun lobby, and far-left community organizing groups, originates from the pocketbooks of regular, patriotic, God-fearing Americans.
The problem is that the left, while our parents and grandparents slept, quietly hijacked almost every cultural institution in our country. Once purely American groups like the Girl Scouts, the AARP, the Chamber of Commerce and some of the largest church denominations have all been flipped in recent years to the point where they are on board with the insane policies of open borders, abortion, special privileges for an ever-increasing cadre of sub-groups claiming to be victims, and socialism under the guise of “sustainable development” or as recently rebranded, the “green new deal.”
The AARP, with an annual budget of $1.5 billion, supports liberal causes too numerous to mention. It put its considerable clout behind Obamacare and the socialization of our medical system. Are you an older American looking for an alternative? I have good news: There are now at least half a dozen alternatives, some of which advocate for conservative causes!
Do you buy Girl Scout cookies? As adorable as those little girls outside Wal-Mart may be, you might want to reconsider. This is not the same iconic, all-American organization you grew up with. The Girl Scouts provide support to Planned Parenthood, which is quite likely the most evil organization on the planet, actually profiting off the sale of the dismembered body parts of aborted babies.
Are you paying the tuition bill for your child to attend a university just because you went to that university back when it actually believed in free speech and intellectual honesty? Now, there’s a good bet that same university’s version of free speech excludes the conservative point of view, so why support it?
What about Hollywood? Most of the directors, producers, and actors loathe us and our “old-fashioned” values. We enrich them. They turn around and use their riches to donate generously to Democrat political campaigns. Stop buying tickets to their movies!
If you believe there’s a better way to help Third World refugees than permanently resettling them into the United States, then don’t buy your yogurt from Chobani, which is a big supporter of the refugee resettlements, staffing roughly 30 percent of its U.S. plants with refugee labor.
Leftist universities gobble up billions every year from conservative American families, who send them their money and their kids, who get indoctrinated in leftist politics and anti-Israel Jew-hatred. Let’s not kid ourselves: ALL public universities are leftist universities. I repeat: ALL OF THEM are leftist, and they’ve been fleecing God’s people on a daily basis for decades. Send your kid to a private Christian college and if they prefer a leftist public institution, let them foot the bill themselves!
We also bear the responsibility to ask where our church tithes and offerings are going. Typically, a percentage of all these donations get sent back to the denominational headquarters. It’s time to start asking questions about where some of that money ends up. You might be surprised.
The Catholic Church has been funding Saul Alinsky-aligned community organizations since the 1970s. For a brief history of the atheist Alinsky’s infiltration of the Catholic Church in America, I recommend the documentary A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
Once good and noble Protestant organizations like World Relief are now more involved in left-wing politics than actual missionary activities.
What about Amazon, owned by leftist billionaire Jeff Bezos. Amazon has wiped out much of its competition, but often we can find other alternatives for the products we buy. Even if you have to spend a few dollars more to do business with the little guy, you’ll have the satisfaction of not contributing to Bezos’ many horrific business and philanthropic ventures, including the propaganda organ known as the Washington Post, which Bezos purchased a few years back and now uses to bash conservatives with fake news like the hit pieces it did on the Covington Catholic boys.
Then there’s Starbucks, that powerhouse of caffeinated beverages run by leftist CEO Howard Schultz, who is thinking of running for president. There are tons of coffeehouses. Find one that won’t put more money into left-wing causes and candidates.
Instead of using Google, which tracks your searches and helps China crack down on its Christian population, use DuckDuckgo.com, which doesn’t store your data, doesn’t sell it to advertisers, doesn’t work with communist dictatorships, and doesn’t discriminate against conservative websites in your searches! It is far superior to Google and doesn’t cost a thing!
The left has been voting with its dollars for years. They avoid conservative establishments like Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby while dragging their names through the mud. That’s because they are serious about their agenda and want to see it take over. Conservatives need to get in the game and also watch where their dollars are going.
The end game is to destabilize Western democracies by driving a wedge between different people groups that make up nations. Like the Nazis and the Bolsheviks before them, these radical globalists hate the idea of nationhood and the very humanity that makes up nations.
Upcoming opportunity to learn more
If you want to learn more about this trap being set for us and how not to fall for the deceptions, I invite you to tune in to a special series of free webinars in which I am honored to be a participant. From the comfort of your own home and broken up into four convenient time slots, you will learn about how this alliance is embedding itself into so many churches of almost all denominational backgrounds. We are calling it “The Enemy Within” and this enemy will increasingly be targeting and blaming you, the remnant faithful Christians and Jews, for all the world’s problems. So we’d better get prepared.
You can register here to attend all four webinars in March and April.
The problem, you see, is that one side in the culture wars is deadly serious and puts its money where its mouth is. The other side, our side, mostly talks a good game while handing money to the enemy. It’s time to put on your battle gear, the full armor of Christ as St. Paul said, and get in the game.
Leo Hohmann is a freelance writer and journalist, author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” He is working on a follow-up that will investigate the Interfaith movement, which is ushering false and antichrist ideas into Western churches. If you would like to support this project, please consider a donation of any size.
Not only does Maduro while struggling to hold on to power in Venezuela make full use of 25,000 Cuban military forces along with a security team provided by Putin, known as the Wagner Group, he also terrorizes his own citizens by deploying his ‘Colectivos’.
Yes, they are rather like his own armada on motorcycles. And they too patrol the border between Venezuela and Columbia. The Colectivos have been around for quite a while, in fact, they were salaried going back to the Chavez regime. They have cell or branch operations in and around Caracas. They tell the media and citizens their job is to clean up corruption, enforce laws and to assist the police. Yeah….SURE.
It is likely that the Colectivos also coordinate with the FAES, that is supposed to be the Venezuelan police but actually, most of them come from the Bolivian government under orders. Nonetheless, all of these groups continue to believe in and carry on the Chavez revolution.
Negotiating with Maduro to get him to leave power and move to a sunny island as John Bolton suggested hardly means there will be peace after his departure given the Marxist/communist operations that will remain. The interim president, Guiado, with the help of almost 80 countries will hardly have an easy transition to any new government.
The Colectivos are not a gang but rather a Maduro/Chavez sanctioned paramilitary unit. They operate in every part of Venezuelan society, including schools, courts, retail stores, and hospitals. They control sports, provide food and humanitarian needs, television and radio and control community centers. Sounds rather like al Qaeda or the Islamic State, doesn’t it? Many of the Colectivos received training from FARC. That was/is the terror group that Obama and John Kerry negotiated with that was/is based in Columbia (they still operate there today, by the way).
The Colectivos have direct access to government resources including intelligence, money and weapons and tear gas. Many of them work during various shifts for the Maduro and the Bolivian government. Under approval of Maduro, the Colectivos deal in the sale and distribution of drugs, gambling and extort anyone they can.
Do you wonder if anyone in North Korea wants to overthrow the Premier Leader, Kim Jong-Un? The answer is yes.
What does Madrid, Spain have to do with North Korea? The constant communications channels between the United States and North Korea are centered in Madrid, where Kim Hyok Chol, a former ambassador is based. What is not reported is the North Korean embassy in Madrid was raided last month. Eight people inside were beaten and interrogated by a group of alleged thugs just before the Trump-Un summit. Embassy employees were gagged and computers along with cell phones were stolen and the attackers apparently sped away from the embassy in diplomatic vehicles. Police did investigate after calls were made to law enforcement.
Oh yeah, there are many that are aware of this event that are blaming the CIA.
But hold on, let’s go deeper.
The Cheollima Civil Defense operation was launched in 2017. This group is committed to overthrowing lil’ Kim. They on occasion go by another name, that being Free Joseon. In March of 2017, there was a video uploaded. Allegedly, Kim Han-Sol was behind the video due in part to his father being killed in Malaysia in 2017 when 2 women attacked him at the airport, rubbing his face with the VX nerve agent.
Cheollima Civil Defense assists people attempting to defect from North Korea. By the way, the word/term ‘Joseon’ is a very old historical name for Korea. There has been chatter for more than a year that the South Korea spy agency is behind Cheollima. Furthermore, the group has from time to time coordinated with the Netherlands, China, and the United States for helping with security and protection.
It is thought that the leader of Cheollima, Kim Han-Sol fled to the Netherlands and continues to operate from there under the local government’s protection. Other family members likely fled North Korea via Taiwan and may also be under Dutch protection.
The intrigue of diplomacy, dissidents, and spying.
media have their narrative: the New Zealand mosque shooter was a gun-toting
Trump supporter who hated Muslims. His “manifesto” declares, “The nation with the
closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.”
This looks like a case of Red Jihad.
media have been pressuring the high-tech companies to destroy the evidence
about what this killer really thought about current and world events. They do
not want us to investigate this matter without them filtering the information.
I located a copy of his so-called “manifesto.” Try to find it. Let me know if
you find it. Email me at [email protected] It
will give you an insight into his mind-set.
He was not a conservative or a
Christian. He was a self-proclaimed “eco-fascist” who admires Red China.In China, they put Muslims
in camps. Rather than do this, law enforcement should do a better job of monitoring
Jihadist sermons within the mosques and closing down those mosques which facilitate
violence and murder. Our FBI should do a
better job on going after the enemies within using mosques to plan attacks
Few government measures are crueler to the poor and disadvantaged in society than minimum wage laws.
Promoted by self-righteous socialists and fawning, gutless “conservatives” as a way to help the poor, minimum wage mandates demonstrably result in higher unemployment, stifle small business, and trap the most vulnerable into a life of dependency and unemployment.
Ironically, the very same socialists who push for minimum wage laws later cite the poverty and suffering of small businesses resulting from those minimum wage laws as a way to discredit the free market—even though minimum wage laws are anti-free market.
To understand the damage that can be fully attributed to minimum wage laws, it’s necessary to understand the pricing mechanism in a free-market context. In a completely free market, the price of goods and services is determined solely by the law of supply and demand.
Muslims lie not because they are liars by nature but by choice. Systematic lying as a religious policy is deadly, and if our politicians do not understand this, thousands could die. – Don Boys, Ph.D.
The mission of the jihadi/jihada (one who engages in holy “war with non-Muslims to establish the religion”) is to bring Islamic law, sharia, to the world, whether through peaceful or violent means, and Ilhan Omar has dutifully begun her vocation for Allah, who is described in the Quran as the greatest deceiver of them all. It goes on to say that ALL deception belongs completely to Allah, that Allah actually raises wicked individuals to deceive and scheme, and commands people to do evil so that he may then have reason to destroy them – for Islamic supremacy. Mohammed led by example when he broke promises and treaties with three Jewish tribes, Banu Qaynuqa (624), Banu Nadir (625) and Banu Qurayza (627), and subsequently beheaded all the men, captured and enslaved the women and children, and enriched himself and his troops with the towns’ bounties. We must, therefore, recognize that Omar is mandated by religious doctrine to emulate Mohammed’s deception, using any means possible against her victims to advance the Islamic ideology. “When hate crimes against [her] and [her] followers don’t exist, they have to be invented,” to deflect attention from the jihadi onto the Muslims as victims.
Since her installation as a member of Congress, Omar has repeatedly censured Israel and Israeli and American Jews, making antisemitism acceptable and freely spoken by the re-awakening antisemitic community. Her allegations are a stealth technique of projection, as when the subject attributes his own unpleasant traits, impulses or ideas to another. For instance, Omar accuses Israelis of “abuse against women,” “apartheid” and “occupation,” distinctly Muslim deeds. She accuses Jews of dual loyalty to Israel, but not people of, say, the Palestinian territories, Somalia, Iran, Central, and South America, who might donate their earnings to provide financial assistance to their homelands. Lest we forget, these three Muslim lands are known supporters of terrorism, whereas Israel is known to be the only democratic country in the Middle East, one of America’s most steadfast allies, and one that provides services that benefit people throughout the world – and this is the one she denigrates and boycotts. There can be no other valid reason except the centuries-nurtured visceral hate.
Tomorrow, thousands of students across the United States will stage a massive walkout from their schools in the name of human-caused global warming. The name of the protest is the U.S. Youth Climate Strike. The roots of this young green and red communism start with socialist radicals in Europe.
Most rational adults know that the climate change farce is just a load of crap. It’s called ‘weather’. Even the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, says it is a load of bullcrap. There are many credible scientists who disparage it as well.
The environmental Marxists have gotten their hands on our children and we have allowed it to happen. They may claim to be ‘green’ in nature, but scratch the surface just a little and you will see they are ‘red’ to the core. As in communism.
In my opinion, Al Gore is one of the most dangerous men on the planet. He knows what he is peddling is a lie. He does it to garner ever more power and wealth. It is the ultimate Ponzi scheme pushed by puppets such as Socialist Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Haven’t you heard? Green is the new red. David Hogg and Ilhan Omar are both pushing the event. Any questions?
Billionaire Bill Gates is pouring some of his wealth into development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine that will be mandatory for all young people, even children, in the U.S. Perhaps a scheduled “breakthrough” in this controversial effort and a plan for universal HIV vaccinations explains why major media organs and corporate and government officials are being used to demonize those concerned about the safety of vaccines. The U.N.’s World Health Organization (WHO) has gone so far as to issue a report ranking “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top “Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019.”
With a mandatory HIV/AIDS
vaccine on the horizon, we should be hesitant. The AIDS
vaccine could be a major threat to global health. As a vaccine, it gives people
a form of the virus that causes AIDS on the assumption that we won’t develop
the entire deadly disease. If this assumption is faulty, it could cause
HIV/AIDS in millions of healthy people, many of them children and the elderly. There
was a swine flu vaccine scandal in the 1970s, when people got neurological
disorders from the vaccine before it was withdrawn.
Another Russian Plot?
Now that the Russian “collusion” story involving President Trump has run out
of steam, new villains have to be identified. Indeed, Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman
of the House Intelligence Committee who is still pursuing Russia-gate against President
Trump, has openly called for big companies such as Google, Amazon, and
Facebook to censor information casting doubt on the effectiveness of vaccines.
Although it has been open to different views in
the past, the “conservative” Fox News channel is now apparently backing
Facebook’s effort to “crack down on misinformation about vaccines.” Reporter Dan Springer’s story was headlined, “Study
links Russia to US misinformation campaign on vaccinations.” But his own
story quoted research saying the Russians were playing both sides
– running articles for and against vaccines.
Despite claims to the contrary from Big Government, Big Pharma, and Big Media, many people believe there is evidence linking the rise in autism among children to the MMR vaccine. Rather than have an open debate, the controversial film “Vaxxed,” which explores corruption in science regarding the MMR vaccine, was yanked from theaters and pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival. The producers of “Vaxxed” also report their film was removed from Amazon Video, including Prime and streaming, and Pinterest removed searches about safer vaccines and vaccine injury.
Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the
National Vaccine Information Center, is the parent of a vaccine injured child and
draws attention to children and young people now being subjected to 69 doses of
16 vaccines (starting on the day of birth) by the age of 18. She recently
recorded a video on “The New Internet
Police” that explains how a coordinated attack is already underway on those who
believe in personal freedom and informed consent in regard to these vaccines. Her
group is being actively censored and treated almost like a “hate group.” On January 19, she notes, the editorial board of the
liberal New York Timesdeclared that “anti-vaxxers” are “the enemy.”
Fox News should resist this kind of
censorship scheme. But its own host, Tucker Carlson, author
of Ship of Fools, made a fool of himself years
ago by spouting offensive nonsense on a shock jock show hosted by “Bubba the
Love Sponge.” Now, Carlson’s job is hanging in the balance, as he claims being
victimized by “the mob.” He has a national media platform that he can use to
defend himself, and Fox News is sticking by him (for the time being.) A media
personality who generates over $70,000 per speaking appearance, Carlson also has the Daily Caller News
Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Daily Caller, which he founded, doing articles on his behalf. It has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the
Koch Brothers and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.
But this face of modern conservatism is now looking like a major
embarrassment to the conservative movement. He’s not even that conservative; he
frequently brings on anti-American journalist and Edward Snowden collaborator Glenn
Greenwald as an authoritative source of information on Russia-gate, and allows
Fox contributor Tammy Bruce, a pro-abortion lesbian activist, to posture on his
show as a deep conservative thinker. It looks like Tucker has personal
knowledge of the “Ship of Fools” he writes about. He may be going
Who’s More Foolish?
What’s far more important than
the fate of a rich wise guy talk show host confused about conservatism is that
we have a national debate on Fox and other channels on such matters as the
well-established and verifiable fact that vaccines do cause injury and death,
and that an HIV/AIDS vaccine is being fast-tracked. Many people even today do
not realize that while vaccines work for a large majority of people, they can
also cause serious health problems, even death, for some. In recognition of
this fact, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. A National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate
victims of vaccines has dispensed over $4 billion for vaccine injuries and deaths.
The common sense driving the parental concern crosses
ideological lines. In my case, one day after the birth of our third child,
hospital personnel tried to take him away for a hepatitis B vaccine shot. It’s
because of the work of Barbara Loe Fisher and the National Vaccine Information
Center that I was skeptical of some vaccines. My wife and I refused to have our
child injected with this controversial vaccine. Six months later, concerns were
raised about possible mercury exposure in children given hepatitis B vaccines
containing thimerosal, a preservative derived from mercury, a toxic metal that
can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions.
Thimerosal is a preservative that was used as an additive in vaccines to prevent
bacterial and fungal contamination.
Hepatitis B mostly affects drug users, the sexually
promiscuous, blood transfusion recipients, and health care workers. So why are
innocent children who are not at risk being required to be vaccinated? It’s
because the government doesn’t want or can’t identify those who ARE at risk.
It’s easier to get the children, who are least likely to get the disease. The same is likely to be true for an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
Even assuming that such a vaccine could be developed, it will be easier for
national and global public health officials to target those for vaccination who
are at less risk of contracting the disease.
I interviewed Barbara Loe Fisher four years ago.
“There is a tightening of the noose around the people’s neck when it comes to
being able to make vaccine choices,” she said on America’s Survival TV. She
also discussed the prospect of a mandatory
AIDS vaccine. She is the co-author, DPT: A
Shot in the Dark (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985), and
has served on several federal advisory panels and committees. But her
organization today is facing a massive censorship campaign because it stands in
the way of global and national efforts to inject populations with vaccines
containing controversial and sometimes deadly ingredients.
Years ago, I launched the Committee to Protect Medical Freedom, a project of America’s Survival, Inc. and held the first national conference opposing a mandatory HIV/AIDS vaccine. Barbara was a speaker. Jim Turner, a Washington, D.C. attorney and expert on the swine flu vaccine scandal of the 1970s, discussed how government vaccination programs can go horribly wrong. We examined how President Bill Clinton had declared AIDS a “national security threat,” created a Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS through an executive order, and that U.S. military personnel were being subjected to experimental vaccines. President Barack Obama issued his own follow-up executive order, “Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States for 2015-2020,” in 2015, and President Trump continued implementation of this strategy in 2017.
Such an “emergency” declaration
could also be used today on the civilian population.
The recent controversy
over vaccines suggests a governmental effort at the national and even global
levels to roll out a controversial new mandatory vaccine policy, possibly
involving an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Does President Trump understand what the
bureaucrats are doing?
Despite the censorship, a Coalition for Informed Consent
in vaccinations has been established. The NVIC is one of dozens of member
organizations around the country opposed to mandatory vaccination laws. Hundreds
of concerned citizens favoring freedom of choice in health care traveled to
Washington D.C. to have their voices heard at a stacked Senate
on March 5, 2019, regarding “Preventable Disease Outbreaks.” Parents concerned
or “hesitant” about vaccines were portrayed as the villains.
Rather than censor and
ostracize concerned parents, Congress should be scrutinizing where taxpayer and
U.N. dollars are going. Needed scrutiny should begin with the International
AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), an organization
backed by grants from the William H. Gates Foundation, the World
Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Starr Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation, USAID, PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)
and UNAIDS. The president of IAVI
is the former chief public health and science officer with Merck Vaccines and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
World AIDS Vaccine Day is
observed annually on May 18. It marks the day Bill Clinton gave a speech
declaring, “Only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and
eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS.” The truth is that most people can avoid
HIV/AIDS if they just live a healthy and normal lifestyle. But we may not be
able to avoid the AIDS vaccine.
The lives of thousands of innocent Americans are far more important than the
careers of a few rich talk show hosts on Fox News. Let Tucker Carlson
and Sean Hannity give these Americans a voice. That would truly drive the
liberals and their own Fox News corporate bosses crazy. It would also reaffirm
the right of freedom of speech.
Democratic presidential primary front-runner Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently told reporters at a campaign stop in New Hampshire that she is “not a Democratic Socialist.”
The next question should have been obvious: “Well, then, what kind of socialist are you?”
Harris has been surrounded by socialists and communists her entire life—beginning with her staunchly Marxist father. Harris is the older child of two 1960’s Berkeley radicals: Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher from the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, and Donald J. Harris, an economist from Jamaica.
Gopalan and Donald Harris were very active during the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protests of the era, often taking baby Kamala to protests in a stroller, according to a recent article in the San Jose daily newspaper The Mercury News on the Harris family.
The couple separated after Donald Harris took a professorship at the University of Madison–Wisconsin. Gopalan filed for divorce in 1971 and won custody of her two daughters in 1973.
Kamala and her younger sister, Maya—now her presidential campaign chair—regularly visited their father during school holidays.
In 1972, Donald Harris left the University of Madison–Wisconsin to begin a visiting professorship of economics at Stanford University.
On Nov. 3, 1976, an article published in the Stanford Daily newspaper claimed that more than 250 students were clamoring for more Marxist perspectives.
Shortly thereafter, a letter was published in the Stanford Daily on Nov. 12, 1976, signed by the Stanford branch of the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), with signatures from members Bill Dittenhofer, Ari Cohen, Eric Berg, David O’Connor, Arthur Slepian, Sandy Thompson, and Tracy Mott:
“The program in Marxian economics would be much weaker than it is today if had it not been for massive student efforts in the form of petitions, open meetings …
“[It] was only after a divisive one and a one-half year struggle that the opposing elements in the department gave into student pressure and conceded to ‘the appointment of Prof. Donald Harris. Thus the presence of Marxian economists here simply indicates the success of the student struggle. … The recent addition of course offerings in Marxian economics is again a direct result of student pressure, not departmental benevolence.”
After an 18-month campaign by the union, Harris was offered and accepted a permanent professorship.
The URPE (which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary) began in 1968 as a spinoff of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). URPE has overlapped considerably with America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), since its founding in 1982. One of professor Donald Harris’ Stanford supporters and URPE letter signatories, Mott, is now a professor at the University of Denver, where he works with local DSA activists.
During the summer and fall of 2006, the DSA’s Political Action Committee helped DSA activists around the country host house parties to raise funds that helped Bernie Sanders become the “sole socialist in the U.S. Senate.”
According to DSA magazine Democratic Left: “Boulder, Colorado, guests braved a downpour to attend the party at the home of Leslie Lomas and hear a talk about giving money by economics professor and socialist Tracy Mott.”
According to The Mercury News: “Several of his former students said it wasn’t accurate to describe him [Donald Harris] as Marxist, although ‘he might have been a lot more sympathetic to Marx than a lot of other economists were at the time,’ said Tracy Mott.”
Mott was being disingenuous. Several Stanford Daily articles at the time described Donald Harris as “Marxist,” and Mott and his friends made it very clear that Harris was hired specifically for his radical ideology.
Donald Harris wrote papers such as: “The Black Ghetto as Colony: A Theoretical Critique” (1972) and “Capitalist Exploitation and Black Labor: Some Conceptual Issues” (1978).
Harris’ Marxism was never questioned or denied at any stage of his career.
URPE also was very close to the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), once the largest and most influential of the far-left think tanks in Washington. Since its founding in 1963, the IPS has consistently followed a pro-Marxist line on foreign policy, defense, and economic issues.
To put its policy recommendations into action, the IPS “built networks of contacts among congressional legislators and their staffs, academics, government officials, and the national media,” according to the book: “The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive.”
The IPS was also on very close terms with representatives of communist Cuba and the former Soviet Union.
In 1978, in an article in National Review, Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict, described IPS as the “perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.”
In the 1988 book: “Winning America: Ideas and Leadership for the 1990s,” edited by IPS leaders Marcus Raskin and Chester Hartman, the IPS and DSA affiliate Sean Gervasi recommended a slate of radical colleagues as potential appointees in a hoped-for new Democratic administration after the 1988 election.
Gervasi’s wish list included the following:
• Barry Bluestone—SDS founder, DSA affiliate, URPE member. Served as a member of the senior policy staff of former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO).
• Gar Alperovitz—IPS, DSA, Brookings Institute.
• Robert Browne—SDS, IPS.
• Jeff Faux—DSA affiliate. Faux has worked as an economist with the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Labor.
• Carol O’Cleireacain—DSA member, Brookings Institute. In 2014, she became Detroit deputy mayor for economic policy, planning, and strategy.
And, of course, Donald Harris, Marxist professor and Kamala Harris’ father.
Republican George H.W. Bush won the 1988 election, so professor Harris stayed on at Stanford until his retirement.
Ironically, Kamala Harris’ most formidable opponent in the Democratic primary so far is Bernie Sanders, a favorite of professor Harris’ old URPE and DSA colleagues.
When Sanders drops out of a very crowded Democratic primary, will his supporters cross over to support Kamala Harris?
I believe they will. In fact, I believe it has already been decided.
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.
Sheesh, more cheating… and just think of the growing number of Democrats calling for the ICE agency to be abolished. Remember too that California had that whole birthing tourism scandal for foreign Chinese illegals.
5 arrested in scheme that hired people to take English proficiency exam on behalf of Chinese nationals seeking student visas
LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities this morning arrested five defendants linked to a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring individuals who used fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test for the foreign students.
The arrests were made pursuant to a 26-count indictment returned on Friday by a federal grand jury. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiring to use false passports, using false passports, and aggravated identity theft as part of the scheme to impersonate Chinese nationals who were required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to obtain a student visa.
This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Fraud Detection National Security Section. The Educational Testing Service, which administers the TOEFL exam, has provided assistance during the investigation.“On top of allowing students to cheat their way into our top universities, schemes such as this exploit our nation’s legal immigration system and threaten our national security,” said Joseph Macias, Special Agent in Charge for HSI Los Angeles. “As this case shows, we will move aggressively to identify and prosecute those who engage in fraud and corrupt the immigration process for profit.”
The five defendants were taken into custody this morning without incident. They are:
Liu Cai, 23, of Woodland Hills, who allegedly facilitated the scheme, took at least five TOEFL exams himself and is residing in the United States on a student visa;
Quang Cao, 24, of San Francisco, who allegedly took at least four TOEFL exams with false identification, and who was arrested today in Stockton, California;
Elric Zhang, 24, of Los Angeles, who allegedly took at least five TOEFL exams as part of the scheme;
Mohan Zhang, 24, of Cerritos, who allegedly took at least two TOEFL exams under the names of foreign nationals; and
Samantha Wang, 24, of Corona, who allegedly took at least two TOEFL exams.
The four Southern California defendants are expected to be arraigned on the indictment this afternoon in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles. Cao is expected to make an initial appearance this afternoon in the Eastern District of California.
The sixth defendant in the case – Tuan Tran, 33, who allegedly took at least one TOEFL exam with a false identification document – is believed to be currently residing in Taiwan.
The United States requires foreign citizens who wish to enter the United States on a temporary basis to study at a college or university to first obtain an F-1 student visa. To obtain a student visa, foreign citizens must first apply to study at a school that has been authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll foreign students. In the United States, many SEVP-certified schools require foreign citizens whose first language is not English to certify proficiency in English by achieving a particular score on the TOEFL.
When the foreign national goes to a TOEFL testing location, the test taker must present an original, non-expired, government-issued identification document recognized by their home country. According to the indictment, all six defendants used counterfeit People’s Republic of China passports to impersonate 19 different Chinese nationals at various TOEFL testing locations in and around Los Angeles.
The indictment further alleges that Cai paid for and registered 14 Chinese nationals for TOEFL exams over a one-year period in 2015 and 2016. Following the tests, Cai allegedly paid three co-defendants approximately $400 per test from his PayPal and Venmo accounts.
The conspiracy count in the indictment carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge of using a false passport carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory consecutive two-year sentence.
This matter is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kyle J. Ryan of the General Crimes section.
Who the hell made Nancy Pelosi Queen? More like Wicked Witch of the West.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) first tries to position herself above Trump saying he’s not worth bothering to impeach when there’s nothing to impeach him on. Now, she has revoked the honorary office that former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave Vice President Mike Pence on the first floor of the Capitol back in 2017.
Pence rarely used the office but the symbolism of Pelosi removing his nameplate from the door and then reassigning the space is brutally clear. However, right now that space is just sitting empty, much like the space between Pelosi’s ears. There seem to be a plethora of Marxists on the HIll these days that are bested in the IQ department by a number of rodents in the same vicinity.
“Room assignments are reviewed and changed at the beginning of every Congress,” a Pelosi aide told NPR. The aide also said the White House legislative-affairs team “was given new House-side space this year that they did not previously have.”
The vice president, who serves as the president of the U.S. Senate and has an office on that chamber’s side, was given the House office shortly after President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017; it was a sign of goodwill between the House, then led by the GOP, and one of its former members.
This is a definite sign of ill-will by the new Speaker of the House. Frankly, if the Dems want to be petty like this and go to war politically, if I were President Trump, I would oblige them. Aggressively.
If that old moonbat Pelosi wants to dance, block every piece of Democratic legislation that comes down the pike. Veto everything they ask for. Tie the rest up in the courts with executive orders. Two can do a political tango… but that’s just me and why I should never be president.
Pence has an office in the West Wing as well as a set of offices in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Plus, he has space in the Senate. He likely won’t miss his space in the House. In fact, he’ll probably relish not rubbing elbows with evil, Godless leftists who care more about murdering babies, throwing open our borders, doing a two-step on the Constitution and destroying the freest nation on earth than doing what they were elected to do.
I could spend every hour of every day just writing on the idiocy of Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)… more often referred to as ‘Occasional Cortex‘ for good reason. I’m stunned every single time I listen to her blather.
She tried to grill Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday and made an utter fool of herself… again.
You will be shocked to know the hearing was held by moonbat supreme, Democrat Chairwoman Maxine Waters, and was entitled: “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo’s Pattern of Consumer Abuses.” What a farce and an exellent example of abuse of power.
Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t wait to lay into Sloan and thought he would be easy prey for the likes of her political prowess. Not so much. She pushed her political agenda against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and against the fossil fuel industry. It did not end well for the freshman congresswoman.
“Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?” Ocasio-Cortez demanded.
“I don’t know how to answer that question because we weren’t,” Sloan responded.
“Uh, so in finan–, you’ve, you were financing, involved in debt financing in CoreCivic and GEO group, correct?” Ocasio-Cortez sputtered.
“For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms, we are not anymore,” Sloan responded. “I’m not familiar with the specific assertion you are making, we were not involved in that.”
“OK, so these companies run private detention facilities run by ICE, which is involved in caging children, but I’ll move on,” Ocasio-Cortez conceded.
The gist here is that she accused Wells Fargo of being “involved” in family separations at the border because of the bank’s prior financing of groups that run private prisons. Which is just incredibly dumb and not true.
The back and forth got much worse after that for Occasional Cortex.
“Should Wells Fargo be held responsible for the damages incurred by Climate Change due to the financing of fossil fuels and these projects?” Ocasio-Cortez again put forth.
“I don’t know how’d you calculate that congresswoman,” Sloan responded. Neither does anyone else especially Ocasio-Cortez.
“Say from spills, or when we have to reinvest in infrastructure building sea walls from the erosion of, um, from the erosion of infrastructure or cleanups, wildfires, etc…,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Related to that pipeline?” Sloan replied. “I’m not aware that there’s been any of what you’ve described that’s occurred that’s related to that pipeline.”
Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to talk over Sloan as he finished answering her question: “How about, uh, the cleans up from the leaks of the Dakota Access pipeline?”
“I’m not aware of the leaks associated with the Dakota Access pipeline that you’re describing,” Sloan responded.
“So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the clean up of it since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?”
“Because we don’t operate the pipeline, we provide financing to the company that’s operating the pipeline,” Sloan answered. Ouch. I doubt that Ocasio-Cortez can grasp that logical fact much less debate it.
Why does anyone listen to this Marxist miscreant? There are small rodents with higher IQs out there than Ocasio-Cortez. Just sayin’. If you are going to debate a CEO of a major bank, one who has worked his whole life to climb up the corporate food chain, you might want to come prepared and have a clue concerning what you are talking about.
We hate it when people cheat, but when the elite do it including lawyers, it is worse. It must be mentioned, however, that in many cases the children/students did not know what their parents actually did.
Rick Singer, the founder of the consulting company that devised this scheme just pleaded guilty.
At least 50 well-known people have been charged in several states and authorities are dealing with several universities. It is the largest college admissions scam EVER. Celebrities, coaches, lawyers and wealthy power-brokers have been charged with a variety of federal charges including fraud, cheating, and bribery.
This scheme goes back to at least 2011 and the money involved could be higher than $25 million. Operation Varsity Blues began as an FBI investigation in May of 2018 when the FBI stumbled across a lead on a completely unrelated and separate investigation.
On Feb. 26, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won the top two spots in Chicago’s mayoral primary. After beating 12 other candidates, Lightfoot, who received 97,000 votes (17.5 percent of the total), and Preckwinkle, who received almost 89,000 votes (16 percent), will compete in a runoff election on April 2.
If Preckwinkle wins, Chicago will elect its most left-wing mayor since Harold Washington (1983–1987).
Preckwinkle was part of Washington’s team when he won the office with a coalition led by white socialists and communists, black radicals, and Latino activists. Washington’s coalition was the model for Jesse Jackson’s multi-racial Rainbow Coalition, which earned the Chicagoan 7 million votes and fourth place in the Democratic presidential primary in 1988. It also foreshadowed the left-led multi-racial coalition that elected Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency in 2008 and 2012.
Preckwinkle has long moved in the overlapping circles of the Obama camp and Chicago’s socialist and communist left.
In the mid-1990s, Preckwinkle was listed as a member of Friends of Alice Palmer, alongside future Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Timuel Black, and Obama. Palmer, then an Illinois state senator, would later lose her seat to her own staff member, Obama—his first elected office. Palmer was active in the Communist Party USA-controlled U.S. Peace Council. She was also a regular visitor to the former Soviet Union and active in two international communist front groups: the World Peace Council and the International Organization of Journalists.
Davis and Garcia both had long histories with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and Davis was also a member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in the mid-2000s. Black was a veteran of the Socialist Party, DSA, and the CPUSA spin-off Committees of Correspondence.
Preckwinkle also was close to Progressive Chicago, a radical creation of ACORN, the Service Employees International Union, the DSA, and the Committees of Correspondence. Obama was a leader of this group, as were Ron Sable and Lou Pardo of the DSA and Carl Davidson of the Committees of Correspondence.
A Chicago seminar, “The Progressive Potential of Chicago City Politics,” was held Dec. 8, 1998, at the University of Chicago. The panelists included Jackie Grimshaw of the DSA-run Alinsky school Midwest Academy, far-left Chicago Alderman Helen Shiller, and Alderman Preckwinkle. The event was sponsored by the University of Chicago DSA Youth Section and the Hispanic Association for Cultural Expression and Recognition.
Preckwinkle has been an Obama loyalist since at least Obama’s successful state Senate campaign in 1996. In 2000, she backed Obama in a disastrous congressional campaign against former Black Panther Bobby Rush. In 2004, Preckwinkle supported Obama during his longshot, but ultimately successful, run for the U.S. Senate.
On Feb. 25, 1996, more than 300 people attended the first of two “Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity” at the University of Chicago. The meeting, titled “Employment and Survival in Urban America,” was sponsored by the University of Chicago DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA, and UCDems.
The panelists were Preckwinkle, then alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Obama, then-candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson of the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago (a DSA member); professor Michael Dawson of the University of Chicago; and professor Joseph Schwartz of Temple University and a member of the DSA’s National Political Committee.
Obama and Preckwinkle met at another socialist setting in March 1998: the memorial service for Chicago DSA stalwart Saul Mendelson at the First Unitarian Church, Chicago.
Preckwinkle and Obama gave eulogies, as did DSA leaders Carl Shier and Deborah Meier, Quinn Brisben (Socialist Party USA presidential candidate 1976, 1992), David McReynolds (Socialist Party USA presidential candidate 1980, 2000), newly elected U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), and Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie.
The Chicago DSA formally endorsed Preckwinkle’s successful city council run that same year.
Move forward 21 years and the socialists still support Preckwinkle. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a one-time DSA member, endorsed Preckwinkle early on, describing her as “the progressive in this race.”
Serving Chicago Alderman and DSA comrade Carlos Ramirez-Rosa also has endorsed Preckwinkle because of her “bold plan to support, integrate, and provide equity to LGBTQ Chicagoans.”
If Preckwinkle wins in April, she won’t be alone. Besides Ramirez-Rosa, DSA member Daniel La Spata won a council seat outright in the Feb. 26 primary, and three more comrades—Rosanna Rodríguez-Sánchez, Byron Sigcho-Lopez, and Andre Vazquez—will advance to run-offs in April. Already there is talk of forming a DSA caucus on the Chicago City Council.
Chicago DSA co-chair Lucie Macias told the Chicago Sun-Times: “For the third biggest city in the country to have a DSA caucus is amazing, and having members around Carlos will only amplify the causes that working-class Chicago—not the rich—wants.”
If Preckwinkle wins the mayoralty and three more DSA comrades win council seats in April, the Windy City better brace itself for a major lurch to the left.
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.
Seems, American University encourages socialism through the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics. If there is any question, check out the events scheduled so far for 2019.
Former Executive Director, Detroit Health Department; Former Candidate for Governor of Michigan
So, What’s a “Progressive” Anyway?
January 22 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director of Justice Democrats
Progressive Policy Beyond the Hashtag: #GreenNewDeal, #MedicareForAll, #CampaignFinanceReform
February 21 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director at New Consensus
Progressive Politics: Running a Progressive Political Campaign
March 4 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Max Glass, former Campaign Manager for Abdul El-Sayed
Progressives in 2020 — Looking Forward
March 28 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Dave Weigel, Washington Post
Let’s go deeper shall we?
Notice the name Alexandra Rojas. She is the Executive Director of Justice Democrats. The team at Justice Democrats includes: Corbin Trent, Zack Exley and Saikat Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff and the brainchild behind the Green New Deal.
There is another fella named Sean McElwee. He is the tech guy behind all the fancy social media and websites. He is also the found of Data for Progressives, the left-wing think tank where at least ‘abolish ICE’ was born. McElwee is also the activist that beats the drum of equal votes and voter suppression. Imagine his email directory and how often he sends out talking points to all the Democrat caucuses in the House and Senate as well as the DNC leadership like Tom Perez.
So, back to Saikat Chakrabarti and his idol Subhas Chandra Bose. Before and after working on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign where all these people met and collaborated, Saikat promoted the legacy/manifesto of Subhas Chandra Bose.
Both being of Indian decent, Bose traveled Europe in the mid 30’s and came to know Benito Mussolini. Ah, but during the early 40’s, Bose fled to Germany after the government of India sought to arrest him for mass disobedience and protests of the British and the government of India. After two years, he left for Japan in a German U-180 submarine. As a side note, the Hitler regime endorsed and promoted the Bose‘Free India Government’, the Bose mission and the propaganda war at the close of WWll.
So, the plan is to continue to primary Democrats in Congress under the ‘Brand New Congress’. So far, here is a photo of their success, with more to come.
Beyond Data for Progress, the progressives have been using a pollster called YouGov Blue. Elizabeth Warren loves that pollster as does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Media including NBC and CNN taps that source for talking points and headlines.
John Ray is the senior policy analyst at YouGov Blue. He is after Senator Tom Cotton and Cory Gardner but don’t forget Hillary could be a large part of all this due to her former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon. Fallon at one point worked on the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign, for Chuck Schumer, was the press secretary for Senator Robert Menendez and later moved to the Justice Department, working for Eric Holder.
Fallon now is the founder and executive director of Demand Justice, a robust operation that was protesting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Oh, by the way, his wife, Katie was the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs in the Obama administration. The swamp is still out there and advising democrat legislators as well and cultivating new candidates.
This is hardly a comprehensive summary, but in hopes the reader has enough information to research deeper and understand the socialist machine and operatives. Tough head-winds ahead, so be armed with the operatives and the mission.
On February 14, 2017, I spoke to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on the promise of Donald Trump’s Presidency. My lecture, “Trumpism Can Make America Great Again,” follows:
Last time I was here was over a year ago when my son Michael was looking at Cornell. He loves this school and this organization—and anything he loves, I do too. So thanks to all of you for the work you do, the discussion you facilitate, and the important contribution you make to this great institution. Cornell is one of the world’s premier universities, and your intellectual curiosity and search for answers to our world’s and nation’s problems are a big contribution to that greatness.
On the drive up here tonight, I happened to see how this university describes itself on its Twitter feed. It’s a great description: “Teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise and create knowledge with a public purpose.” Tonight I’m going to do exactly that: I’m going to try to get you to think a little differently—to see what over 60 million Americans saw when they voted for Trump, and we’ll do all of this with the spirit that we’ll use this knowledge to serve the higher public purpose of enhancing the greatness of our nation, which requires of each subsequent American generation that they defend and continually improve it for all Americans.
—————————————————— We have just undergone the closest thing to a revolution in American politics as one can have in our Constitutional Republic, and tonight I will attempt to explain it objectively. I will speak tonight not to the few of you here who may already support Trump, nor those of you who consider yourselves conservatives or Republicans, but to the vast majority here tonight that I’m sure do not. These are the facts and sentiments that led to an electoral outcome you no doubt did not want and did not predict—but I’m convinced need to understand.
Over a year ago, my wife Mary and I moved from Florida to a tiny town in the hills of West Virginia to be closer to our ailing parents; population 500. There are five churches in town. I enjoyed the town’s patriotic July 4th parade and their faith-based Christmas parade.
I walk half a mile daily to the post office. On one occasion, I entered while the postmaster was on the phone talking to a town local. The postmaster told the person every item in their mailbox. Chuckling, I said, “People call to see what mail they’ve received?” The smiling postmaster replied, “She didn’t feel like coming out in the snow. She asked me to tell her everything in her mailbox in case there was something important.” I thought, how small town is that?
Trump signs are still displayed in a few yards. I suspect most residents voted for Trump.
When Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced the launch of H.R.1384, “Medicare for All,” on the Capitol steps on Feb. 27, 2019, it was a major step toward a socialist America.
Jayapal was surrounded by more than 100 supporters, many from groups such as National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer.
Appropriately, all of the organizations represented are controlled, or at least heavily influenced, by America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which can quite rightly claim credit for the socialist single-payer movement euphemistically referred to as “Medicare for All,” now reaching a peak across the United States.
For decades, even most Democratic representatives shied away from any mention of government-run healthcare. But now, more than 100 Democratic congress members have signed on to a bill that would eventually eliminate the private health insurance industry and give the federal government near total control over every American citizen’s healthcare.
What happened to cause such a massive shift?
All this has been a long time in the making. The roots of H.R.1384 can be traced back to the 1930s in South Side, Chicago when a young Hyde Park High School student named Quentin Young first joined the Young Communist League.
After World War II, Young graduated from Northwestern Medical School and did his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Young joined the American Medical Association and served as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Cook County, where he helped establish the Department of Occupational Medicine. Later, Young became a clinical professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Illinois Medical Center and senior attending physician at Michael Reese Hospital.
In 1997, he was inducted as a master of the American College of Physicians, and in 1998, he served as president of the American Public Health Association.
Parallel to his stellar medical career, Young was also a prominent hard-left activist. He was close to the Communist Party for decades, and, in 1968, pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify when the House Un-American Activities Committee accused him of membership in the Bethune Club — a Communist Party group for medical practitioners at Cook County Hospital.
In 1968, while likely still a Communist Party member, Young founded the Medical Committee for Human Rights, one of the first American socialized-medicine advocacy groups in the modern era.
In the late 1970s, Young was affiliated with the New American Movement (NAM), an alliance of former student radicals and ex-communists. In 1982, NAM joined the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee to form the DSA, which would remain Young’s ideological home until his death in March 2016. In 1987, Young co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), which now has more than 21,000 members and chapters across the United States.
Under Young’s guidance, the DSA became the major driving force behind the campaign for socialized medicine in the United States.
“Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs groundbreaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.
“PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.”
Los Angeles physician Steve Tarzynski, then a member of the DSA National Political Committee and chair of the DSA National Health Care Task Force, wrote in the January/February 1994 edition of the DSA magazine Democratic Left:
“We’ve met some of the modest goals that the national leadership set when DSA decided to make support for a single-payer Canadian-style health care system our major issue.
“DSA members have served on the Clinton Health Care Task Force and in the leadership and rank and file of national and state single-payer coalitions. Perhaps most importantly, in 1991, we organized a 22-city national tour of over forty Canadian health experts (from our sibling party, the New Democrats) that helped to galvanize the single-payer movement into action. No other organization was in a position to carry out such a major tour. We have done a good job as the socialist current within the single-payer movement, but still have significant opportunities to improve DSA locals’ level of activism and our recruitment of activists into DSA through this issue.
“The most delicate aspect of our work is how we balance our efforts in improving the Clinton proposal and pushing for single-payer. This is not a new dilemma for the left. The tension between reform and revolution has existed within every socialist movement in Western industrialized democracies. It will always be with us. The solution lies in putting into practice Michael Harrington’s notion of ‘visionary gradualism.’”
Hillary Clinton’s health reforms eventually failed, but the DSA refused to give up. The comrades pushed more initiatives through allies in Congress, such as Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
According to the summer 2009 edition of Democratic Left:
“DSA reaffirms its support for single-payer health insurance as the most just, cost-effective and rational method for creating a universal health care system in the United States.
“In the House of Representatives, John Conyers has introduced H.R.676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. This bill has 77 co-sponsors. In the Senate, Bernie Sanders has introduced S.703, the American Health Security Act of 2009. His bill has not yet attracted co-sponsors.
“These two pieces of legislation take different approaches to universal health insurance, but both take for-profit insurance companies out of the picture.
“DSA asks our locals to contact their senators and representatives and encourage them to co-sponsor these bills if they have not already done so.”
Meanwhile, Young was using personal relationships to further the cause.
Young was a long-time friend and political mentor to former President Barack Obama, a fact confirmed in a March 2009 interview with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman:
Amy Goodman: “You’ve been a longtime friend of Barack Obama.”
Quentin Young: “Yeah.”
Ms. Goodman: “How has he changed over the years?”
Mr. Young: “Well, Barack Obama, as we know, was a community organizer, a very lofty calling, in my book, and he made the decision, when the opportunity came, that he could get more done politically, and he accepted the nomination for the seat in the state Senate. It’s not that long ago, really. It’s about six, eight years ago.
“Barack Obama, in those early days—influenced, I hope, by me and others—categorically said single payer was the best way, and he would inaugurate it if he could get the support, meaning majorities in both houses, which he’s got, and the presidency, which he’s got. And he said that on more than one occasion, and it represented the very high-grade intelligence we all know Barack has.”
Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was not single-payer. It was an incremental, halfway measure that satisfied few on the left and drove health insurance costs through the roof.
Gerald Friedman is a Massachusetts labor economist and DSA member. Writing in Democratic Left in October 2013, Friedman explained that when Obamacare inevitably failed, fully socialized healthcare would be the next option:
“After a century of struggle, the ACA [Affordable Care Act] commits the United States to providing universal access to health care. This is a great achievement, one to be treasured and nurtured.
“Now the real fight begins, to turn this commitment into a reality that the ACA itself cannot produce. Barack Obama was right the first time: only a single-payer program can provide universal coverage, and only a single-payer program can control costs. The ACA may be the last bad idea that Americans try; after it fails, we will finally do the right thing: single-payer health insurance.”
That’s where the United States is now. The DSA and its friends in Congress have so butchered the finest health system in the world, so driven affordable care beyond the reach of millions of Americans, that government-run healthcare now looks like a viable option to many.
If the United States doesn’t change course toward a more humane, affordable, and innovative free-market health system, it may soon be too late.
More than 350 million Americans are on the brink of losing their high-quality healthcare and their liberty to a plan hatched by a handful of Chicago Marxists.
Such a massive fraud against the American people can’t be allowed to succeed.
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.
Did the Russians try to murder the Pope? Did the Russians murder JFK? Has communism collapsed? What is socialism? What is “Democratic Socialism?” Join Cliff Kincaid of ASI TV for a discussion of the new film “The Divine Plan” with filmmaker Robert Orlando and Professor Paul Kengor. www.thedivineplanmovie.com
Sharia Crime Stoppers an Affiliate of The United West Presents: A FOUR-PART WEBINAR SERIES:
The Enemies Within the Church
These Brave Patriots Expose Members of their Own Catholic, Evangelical, and Jewish Faiths That Are Out to Destroy America
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TUESDAYs : Beginning MARCH 19th thru APRIL 9th, 2019 – 7 pm ET
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Week 1 – Tues. Mar 19th, 7 pm EST
The Enemies within the Church
Researcher and author Trevor Loudon will document the depth of Marxist infiltration within America’s most influential church organizations, followed by previews of Weeks 2, 3, 4 by hosts Yore, Hohmann and Levy respectively.
Week 2 – Tues. Mar 26th, 7 pm EST
The Enemies within the Catholic Church
Child abuse attorney Liz Yore will host a panel of Catholics including Cliff Kincaid and Frank Walker to address the threat of Marxist leadership within the Church with a special emphasis on Pope Francis, his Anti-Trump agenda, and the child abuse and gay priest scandals.
Week 3 – Tues. April 2nd, 7 pm EST
The Enemies within the Evangelical Church
Journalist and author Leo Hohmann will host Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor Shahram Hadian and DHS Whistleblower Philip Haney to address the threat of the Interfaith movement that has seduced well-known Evangelical leaders into the deadly world of moral equivalence with Islam.
Week 4 – Tues. April 9th, 7 pm EST
The Enemies within the Jewish Community
Activist and journalist Janet Levy will host a panel of Jews including Rabbi Jon Hausman to address those prominent individuals and organizations that are ignoring anti-Semitism, sabotaging Jews and Jewish support of Israel.
84 people were arrested in eastern Sacramento last night. They were protesting the shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, last March and the decision by the district attorney to not charge the two officers who shot and killed him.
Schubert’s decision not to charge the officers who shot Clark came after an almost year-long investigation by the Sacramento Police Department, an investigation by the California Department of Justice, and an expert consultant.
The district attorney held a press conference on March 2, during which she explained that investigators had learned that Clark was suicidal when he was fatally shot by police officers on March 18, 2018.
She explained that two days prior, Clark had been involved in a domestic violence incident with the mother of his children, and that he was wanted by police for that and a felony probation violation related to it.
Schubert said investigators had discovered a series of text messages on Clark’s phone in which his former girlfriend said he was going to jail for the rest of his life, and said she would testify against him.
Police found numerous internet searches he had made for ways to commit suicide, and Clark sent his former girlfriend a picture of a pile of Xanax pills and threatened to take them just hours before he was shot.
Schubert said Clark had broken out three car windows, and smashed his grandparents’ neighbor’s sliding glass door with a cinderblock prior to encountering the police that night, but stole nothing.
A police helicopter and officers on the ground spotted Clark as he moved along the side of a house, later identified as his grandparents’ home.
The officers ordered Clark to show his hands and stop, but Clark fled from officers into the backyard of the home.
Both officers pursued Clark. The suspect then turned in a shooting stance and advanced towards officers with an object extended towards them.
Schubert said Clark advanced from about 30 feet away to being only 16 feet away from officers before they opened fire.
In the bodycam video, you could hear an officer yell, “Gun, gun, gun” as Clark took the shooting stance.
One of the officers later said that he saw a flash of light which he believed to be muzzle flash from a gun being fired. The other officer said he thought he saw a reflection of light on a metallic object, Schubert said.
The bodycam video captured the flash of light but the source of the light was unclear.
The object in Clark’s hand was later identified as a cell phone.
A forensic examination of the phone later showed that Clark was not recording the officers at the time of the shooting.
The bodycam showed the officers talking immediately after the shooting, discussing if they were hit and how to safely remove what they believed to be a gun.
A toxicology report showed that Clark had alcohol, Xanax, codeine, hydrocodone, marijuana, and cocaine metabolite in his blood.
The mob of protesters started out at Trader Joe’s grocery store. Then they marched through an upscale, white neighborhood before they tried to shut down a bridge over Highway 50.
Of course, Black Lives Matter was in the thick of it. “We’ve had protests in other neighborhoods and this kind of response has not happened,” said Tanya Faison, the founder of the Sacramento Black Lives Matter chapter. “It proves that everything our DA has said, everything our chief has said and everything our mayor has said was all words.”
These thugs weren’t just marching… they were destroying property as they went. They were keying cars. The protesters were ordered by the police ten separate times to disperse after property owners complained. That took place over two hours before they were finally arrested.
Organizers of the protest at that point urged them to disperse but a large group of them did not listen and moved down 51st street to a bridge above Highway 50 instead. As they moved onto the bridge, police blocked them and started making arrests.
78 of the 84 arrested were on the bridge. Three clergy members were arrested and so were three journalists who were later released.
The sidewalk was lined with dozens of people who sat with their hands twist-tied behind their backs, waiting to be loaded into vans. They were transported to an off-site location — later identified as Cal Expo, the site of the California State Fair — and processed. From there, they would be either cited or arrested.
“I was following the marchers as they crossed the freeway overpass on 51st Street,” Sacramento Bee reporter Dale Kalser said. “It became apparent as we got to the other side [of the bridge] that there was nowhere to go and that the police had basically sealed everything off.”
“There were 50, 60, 70 people all just sort of cordoned off into this small area at the south end of the overpass,” Kalser said. “They just came and started detaining everyone, one by one. And I got caught up in that.”
Scott Rodd of the Sacramento Business Journal and William Coburn of the Sacramento State Hornet were also among those arrested and then let go.
Police expected protests after the announcement not to charge the two police officers over the shooting. Those arrested included pastor Les Simmons, a prominent activist for the Clark cause. Other clergy members were also arrested, as were college students who were part of a group that recently held a sit-in protest that shut down the Arden Fair Mall.
The arrests surprised many of the activists who left after the initial dispersal orders from police. Make no mistake, many of the protesters were communists and militant racists.
“I’m pissed, I’m angry. I’m frustrated,” said Berry Accius, an organizer with Voice of the Youth. “I thought everything was cool, we were about to end the protest … we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish and to get a phone call 30 or 40 minutes later and hearing my comrades, some of my friends, [pastor] Les Simmons, some of my young people that I was with protesting shutting down the mall have been arrested today, and all for what?”
The two officers who shot Clark were accused of racism. One officer is black, the other is white. For all the world, this looks like suicide by cop to me and the police were justified in their response.
But communists and radicals never let an emergency go to waste. And they are using this boy’s death to stir up racial animosity, hatred for police officers, and chaos in the streets. It’s textbook Marxism and vintage California these days.
Hoda ‘s father, Ahmed Ali Mutha hired the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America to represent her. Her lawsuit is suing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, AG William Barr, and President Trump.
She left the United States in 2014 and has been married to Islamic State fighters 3 times. She has a son, 18-months-old and the child’s father, a Tunisian militant, was killed in Mosul. When she left Alabama, the place of her birth, she flew to Raqqa and married her first husband, an Australian jihadist named Suhan Rahman. He was killed.
We do not know the status of her third husband but Hoda fled to Susa and was captured by Kurdish forces. Presently she is in a refugee camp in northern Syria.
Ahmed Ali Muthana was a Yemeni diplomat to the United Nations and was fired when the country fell into a full civil war. He was told to surrender his diplomatic credentials in June of 1994. It is not clear if and when he did give up his credentials, nor is it clear for how long his diplomatic immunity lasted. It has been inferred, his diplomatic status continued through the end of the year of 1994. At some point, Ali Muthana did provide a letter to the U.S. State Department regarding his status, but those details remain unclear.
It is further noted that Ahmed Ali Muthana attempted to send his daughter money for financial support but the FBI refused to allow the transaction.
The court refused to grant relief to the Plaintiff and includes the fact that Hoda’s father held diplomatic immunity until February of 1995, after her birth. Further, Hoda was advised she was not a U.S. citizen 3 years ago, January of 2016 and she nor her father challenged that determination.
The Judge’s ruling is found here. It is a fascinating read. It also must be noted that diplomatic immunity and status provided for NO prosecution for criminal acts and gives protection for most if not all civil and administrative actions as published by the Vienna Convention.
The United States revoked Hoda’s passport in January of 2015 as it was issued in error due to the very late notification of the United Nations providing notification that the Plaintiff, Ahmen Ali Muthana had been terminated. The father and daughter had the right to request a hearing within 60 days to challenge the revocation and NO challenge was made.
As for Hoda being born in Alabama or New Jersey and having a U.S. birthright, the 14th Amendment states citizenship only on persons born or naturalized in the United States ‘subject to the jurisdiction’. That phrase applies to children of ministers, consuls and citizens or subjects of foreign states. Birthright to Hoda in this case given these facts is not conferred.
Primer: After checking with a few DEA sources, one of those arrested is a U.S. citizen, the other 4 are in the United States on a visa or a resident card. Dominicans from New York City are part of the cartel distribution network in the United States. Inside this home, those arrested were mixing fentanyl with heroine.
The arrests took place around 10:30 a.m. Friday at a home on Euclid Avenue in Ardsley, said Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Erin Mulvey.
According to Mulvey, the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad executed a search warrant at the home where five people were arrested and approximately five kilograms of fentanyl and six kilograms of heroin were seized.
“The fentanyl alone has the potency to kill nearly over two million people kilograms of fentanyl/heroin were seized, said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan.
Those arrested included:
Braulio Mata, 31, of 129 Euclid Ave. Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
Jose Garcia, 44, of 129 Euclid Ave Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
Ramon Aracena Alfe, 47, of 630 East Lincoln St Mt Vernon, charged with possession
Dionell Duarte Hernandez, 32, of 562 West 193rd St New York, charged with possession and resisting arrest
Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, 20, of 129 Euclid Ave. Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
The location was being used as a heroin/fentanyl mill and is actively being dismantled by law enforcement professionals, she added.
The DEA Tactical Diversion Squad and Greenburgh Task Force are currently at the location along with an ambulance for officer safety, the department said.
“Fentanyl is one of the deadliest threats on the streets today,” said Donovan.
Members of the squad include officers and agents from the DEA, Westchester County police, Orangetown police, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, Yonkers police, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
Earlier this week, two California men who operated a similar drug mill out of a Michigan condominium were sentenced to prison. In the summer of 2017, authorities seized 10 kilograms of pure fentanyl and 20 kilograms of heroin-laced fentanyl and more than a half million in cash. The seizure contained enough fentanyl to kill ten million people, federal authorities said. More than 28,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses in 2017, the last year for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a report.
UCLA Berkeley receives an estimated $500 million a year from Federal dollars…
Notice that Janet Napolitano has not said a word… she is in her own scandal.
University of California President Janet Napolitano is considering a potentially sweeping overhaul of her office in the wake of sharp political criticism over its size, cost, and budget practices.
President Trump intends to sign an executive order that would put at risk federal research funding to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech on campus, he announced Saturday.
“Today I am proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars,” the president said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md.
“If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people, to speak, free speech,” said Trump. “If they don’t, it will be very costly. That will be signed very soon.”
The specific details of Trump’s executive order are unknown.
The president’s announcement came after he brought on stage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist with Turning Point USA who was punched in the face Feb. 19 at the University of California, Berkeley.
Campus police on Saturday arrested Zachary Greenberg, who allegedly was behind the attack on Williams. Bail for Greenberg, 28, was set at $30,000.
Trump joked that Williams “could take a punch” and urged him to sue not only Greenberg “forever,” but also the University of California, Berkeley.
“He took a hard punch in the face for all of us, remember that,” Trump said. “He took a punch for all of us, and we can never allow that to happen. And in closing with Hayden, here is the good news: He is going to be a very wealthy young man.”
24/7 Wall St. reviewed federally funded research and development grants and Pell Grant disbursements for recipients of financial aid in 1,871 major universities. Johns Hopkins University received nearly $2 billion from the U.S. government in 2015, more than double second-place University of Washington. Yale University rounds out the top 20, receiving approximately $480 million in federal funds in 2015.
Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comprised the largest share of federal grants of any federal agency in 16 of the 20 universities. The principal funding source of the remaining four institutions — Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — is the Department of Defense.
In addition to research funding, Government funding also includes need-based grants to undergraduates awarded through the Federal Pell Grant Program. While across all universities Pell Grant aid totaled $30.6 billion in the 2014-15 school year — on par with the value of research grants — these funds are much more evenly distributed across U.S. universities. Financial aid is generally dwarfed by the size of the federal research grants at these 20 institutions.
To identify the universities receiving the most federal funding, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the latest government data for 1,871 major universities. To determine total federal funds for each institution, we combined federal R&D funding for the 2015 fiscal year from the National Science Foundation, and Pell Grant disbursements for the 2014-15 school year from the U.S Department of Education. Go here to see where the universities rank on receiving Federal dollars.
North Korea is still hacking and China not only knows that but likely condones it.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team and McAfee Labs Malware Operations Group have discovered a new global campaign targeting nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies, based on McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence. This campaign, Operation Sharpshooter, leverages an in-memory implant to download and retrieve a second-stage implant—which we call Rising Sun—for further exploitation. According to our analysis, the Rising Sun implant uses source code from the Lazarus Group’s 2015 backdoor Trojan Duuzer in a new framework to infiltrate these key industries.
Operation Sharpshooter’s numerous technical links to the Lazarus Group seem too obvious to immediately draw the conclusion that they are responsible for the attacks, and instead, indicate a potential for false flags. Our research focuses on how this actor operates, the global impact, and how to detect the attack. We shall leave attribution to the broader security community.
CoS = Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. He works for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the money amounts to more than $885,000. Ruh Roh…
Saikat worked for Bernie Sanders for two years and for his presidential campaign… then Saikat launched an organization called ‘Brand New Congress’… in the process of mobilizing hundreds of new socialist congressional candidates, he connected with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Saikat is the Chief of Staff for AOC. ‘Brand New Congress’ is a Delaware-based shell company and he used a registered agent to create the company and only has a post office box.
Chakrabarti was the brains behind the Green New Deal, which was drafted over a weekend by several of his like-minded operatives. His plan is to transform climate change policy, the complete U.S. economy and of course, criminal justice. He is a graduate of Harvard and a techie.
I learned that the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO closed its doors forever. Roy Rogers was a bit before my time. Still, the closing of his museum triggered something in me. My late black dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus was a big Roy Rogers fan. I remember Roy Rogers as a good guy cowboy on TV who always did the right thing. Roy’s character was very much like my dad’s. No, I am not going to get sappy, reminiscing about a time when TV role models taught kids right from wrong. Suggest that some behaviors are right and some behaviors are wrong — how corny, judgmental, intolerant and old fashion is that?
America has moved on. Democrats, Hollywood, and fake news media say America no longer wants white guys like Roy Rogers on TV, infecting our kids with Christian morals and family values.
America has moved on from the biblical teaching that there are only two genders. NYC recognizes 31 different genders. Facebook gives customers 56 gender options. Leftists believe they are far more sophisticated and intelligent than Bible believers and Americans living in flyover country.