01/23/19

Why are leftists thrilled by abortion?

By: Lloyd Marcus

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

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

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

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01/22/19

The Left’s Tactic: Attack Christians

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furthermore, let us not forget the 1st Amendment:

Amendment I

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

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

01/20/19

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

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

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


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

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

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

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01/17/19

Democrats undermine the special-ness of becoming an American

By: Lloyd Marcus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford Bernstein Issued Yet Another Warning

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

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

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

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

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

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

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

What will happen today?

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

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

01/15/19

Ocasio-Cortez: Just As Fake As Socialism Itself

By: Frank Salvato

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

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

Fast forward to the third week of the pay pause.

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

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01/15/19

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

By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah | Voice of the Copts

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

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

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

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01/15/19

Nigerian Children Being Trafficked to Europe for Sex Slavery

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ramble: Human Trafficking and Boko Haram Refugees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One last item, this is not a new phenomenon:

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

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

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

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

01/15/19

PG&E Heads to Bankruptcy Due to Wildfire Liabilities

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01/14/19

The Washington Post, Bezosgate, and the National Security State

By: Cliff Kincaid

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

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

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

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01/12/19

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

By: Publius Huldah

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

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

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

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01/12/19

Politics & Gun Rights: A Constant Debate Point

By: Jay Chambers

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

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

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

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01/11/19

Transgender Theory Enables Child Abuse

By Lloyd Marcus

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

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

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

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01/11/19

United in Iniquity

By: Tabitha Korol

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

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

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01/10/19

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

By: James Simpson | The Epoch Times

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

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

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

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

Read more at The Epoch Times…

01/8/19

Legalizing Drugs Because Soros Wants It

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

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

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

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

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

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01/8/19

Complicating the China Trade Talks, Taiwan

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

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

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

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

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01/7/19

What A Job’s Report!!

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01/6/19

Convention of States Project Vies for Four Pinocchios

By: Judi Caler

  1. Playing the victim

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

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

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

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01/3/19

Weekly Featured Profile – Rick Nagin

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Rick Nagin

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

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

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

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

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01/3/19

The Political Posturing of Nancy Pelosi: Redux

By: Frank Salvato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/31/18

How Mitt Romney is Plotting His Revenge on Trump

By: Cliff Kincaid

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

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

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

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12/28/18

Slaving Private Ryan

By: Tabitha Korol

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

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

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

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12/28/18

The LGBTQ Hart Attack Is a Good Thing

By: Lloyd Marcus

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

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

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

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12/27/18

Misogyny on 34th Street

By: Tabitha Korol

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

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

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

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12/27/18

As For Me and My House

By: Lloyd Marcus

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

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

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

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12/27/18

A Tribute to the Late Great Admiral Ace Lyons

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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

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

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

RIP Admiral Lyons. 

Watch this tribute from our friends at Understanding The Threat:

12/27/18

HALAL – Islam’s Global Conquest

By: Meg Henry | The United West

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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