11/18/20

“The Reset” – How One Canadian Activist is Fighting Tyranny

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

As Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau advocates a global “reset” to replace capitalism, Tanya Gaw of Action4Canada talks with Cliff Kincaid about people fighting back against China virus lockdowns, masks, unreliable PCR tests, and other matters. A one-world socialist agenda is being pushed by the UN, Gates, Soros, the Rockefellers, and Pope Francis. Gaw discusses President Trump’s handling of the virus and why a Covid 19 vaccine should be resisted by everybody. Go to www.action4canada.com

11/15/20

Democrats Get Something Right – Investigating $300 Million Spent On Defective And Missing F-35 Parts

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The F-35 Lightning II is truly an amazing achievement in military aircraft design and next-general military capabilities. It is arguably the world’s most dominant multi-role fighter. Its detection range, geolocation, threat identification, and system response capabilities allow the jet to precisely zero in on and destroy the most advanced threats in the world. That includes Russia’s latest SA-20 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. It is promoted as the greatest tactical fighter ever produced. But that title comes with a stunning price tag.

The cost for an F-35 is estimated to be more than $100 million per plane. Adding in development, operations, and maintenance costs, the F-35 fighter initiative is estimated to run well over $1 trillion during its lifetime. Part of that cost is also due to sophisticated hacking operations that have driven up the price tag. This estimate is tens of billions more than the previous projections and the price tag just keeps going ever higher. That does not include the $300 million for missing or defective parts over the last five years. This has raised eyebrows in Congress and surprisingly those looking into this poor use of taxpayer funding are Democrats. The Pentagon also wants answers.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the New York Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has gotten wind of all this. She sent a letter to Lockheed Martin demanding thousands of documents related to the spare parts program.

“The military is spending tens of millions of dollars a year to overcome unresolved issues with the system Lockheed Martin built and maintains to track spare parts for the F-35,” the letter stated. “These problems must be resolved quickly as they create a significant administrative burden for military maintenance personnel.”

The other three lawmakers that signed the letter were Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), chair of the Subcommittee on National Security; Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA); and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA).

The letter purports that one military commander told a Congressional delegation that the spare part issues are “pervasive” and a “massive manpower suck.”

While our military deserves the very best in everything we can provide them, with the debt the U.S. is running in all quarters these days, no budget for any item should be open-ended. That’s why an audit of spending concerning the F-35, its parts, and its suppliers should be conducted. A lot of numbers here simply do not add up.

The Senate Appropriations Committee, headed by Republicans, is asking in-depth questions on the spending related to the initiative. Senators want answers regarding the DOD’s plan to spend $17.9 billion to further upgrade the three F-35 variants. Also at issue are questions of funding, parts from Turkey, buying F-35 materials in bulk, and how much money Lockheed is reimbursing the DOD for spare parts that could not be installed.

The cost of an F-35 has reduced 15.3% from previous price estimates through Lockheed Martin. However, their engines have only reduced in cost by 3%. Pratt and Whitney, the manufacturer of the engines, says there will be no further price reductions since Congress killed funding for the F-35 alternative engine contract in 2011, leaving them as a sole-source supplier with no incentive to reduce its profits. Congress and the Pentagon’s audit agency also want answers and solutions for this cost discrepancy.

The F-35 has also been plagued by technical problems, although they have been reportedly cut in half. They were decreased from 13 to seven over the past year. But those problems are costly as well not only dollar-wise but in manpower and combat readiness.

The Pentagon’s five-year budget plan for the F-35 falls short by as much as $10 billion. A number of experts now believe that the complex fighter jet may be too costly to operate and maintain. The Defense Department’s blueprint for the next five fiscal years calls for requesting $78 billion for research and development, jet procurement, operations and maintenance, and military construction dedicated to the F-35 built by Lockheed Martin Corp. But the cost analysis unit estimates $88 billion will be needed.

The Democrats are also not pleased that the Trump administration has formally informed the United States Congress of its intention to sell dozens of F-35 advanced fighter jets and other military hardware to the United Arab Emirates. Israel has signed off on the deal as well. So, while the cost of producing the aircraft is monstrous and ongoing, it would seem that the U.S. will recoup at least some of that spending. The question is whether it is wise to sell military aircraft to the UAE or not. They are ostensibly an ally, but things are very fluid in the Middle East. Nurturing allies over there is in our best interests, however.

The F-35’s spending is clearly a boondoggle that needs further investigation, foresight, and consideration — and all options must be on the table to protect taxpayer funding. But Democrats shouldn’t pretend, as they often do, that even the worst military spending is responsible for our massive deficits in the last two decades. That honor belongs to social spending.

While Democrats seem to believe that military spending is the U.S.’ major debt contributor these days, that simply is not the case. Their reasoning is purely political and not based on factual data. Social Security and Medicare are the real villains in our debt saga.

Our military budget is very large and in many instances managed poorly and handled inefficiently. War-related increases in defense spending have been a significant factor in America’s increasing deficits since the turn of the century.

But it should be noted that the Department of Defense’s budget is shrinking as a percentage of the federal budget. It is currently 14 percent of the budget. That is smaller than expenditures for Social Security and the federal healthcare system. Both of those social endeavors will take up larger portions of the federal budget.

Regardless of our military budget, the spending on the F-35 needs to be looked into. We should have the best military equipment in the world but we should also adhere to Trump’s “Art of the Deal” and not just throw money away without questioning where it is going, what it is being used for, and can a better deal be had.

11/6/20

Joe Will Force the U.S. into The Great Reset, Beware

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

We will be forced to change our behavior and everyday common things around us that we rely on will fade away. Biden will put the United States back into the Paris Accord… but read on…

Read the website.

For decades, progressives have attempted to use climate change to justify liberal policy changes. But their latest attempt – a new proposal called the “Great Reset” – is the most ambitious and radical plan the world has seen in more than a generation.

At a virtual meeting earlier in June hosted by the World Economic Forum, some of the planet’s most powerful business leaders, government officials, and activists announced a proposal to “reset” the global economy. Instead of traditional capitalism, the high-profile group said the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations, and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” wrote Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in an article published on WEF’s website. “In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

Schwab also said that “all aspects of our societies and economies” must be “revamped,” “from education to social contracts and working conditions.”

Joining Schwab at the WEF event was Prince Charles, one of the primary proponents of the Great Reset; Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund; António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations; and CEOs and presidents of major international corporations, such as Microsoft and BP.

Activists from groups such as Greenpeace International and a variety of academics also attended the event or have expressed their support for the Great Reset.

Although many details about the Great Reset won’t be rolled out until the World Economic Forum meets in Davos in January 2021, the general principles of the plan are clear: The world needs massive new government programs and far-reaching policies comparable to those offered by American socialists such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in their Green New Deal plan.

Or, put another way, we need a form of socialism — a word the World Economic Forum has deliberately avoided using, all while calling for countless socialist and progressive plans.

“We need to design policies to align with investment in people and the environment,” said the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow. “But above all, the longer-term perspective is about rebalancing economies.”

One of the main themes of the June meeting was that the coronavirus pandemic has created an important “opportunity” for many of the World Economic Forum’s members to enact their radical transformation of capitalism, which they acknowledged would likely not have been made possible without the pandemic.

“We have a golden opportunity to seize something good from this crisis — its unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change,” said Prince Charles at the meeting, adding later, “It is an opportunity we have never had before and may never have again.”

You might be wondering how these leaders plan to convince the world to completely alter its economy over the long run since the COVID-19 pandemic most assuredly won’t remain a crisis forever. The answer is that they’ve already identified another “crisis” that will require expansive government intervention: Climate change.

“The threat of climate change has been more gradual [than COVID-19]—but its devastating reality for many people and their livelihoods around the world, and its ever-greater potential to disrupt, surpasses even that of Covid-19,” Prince Charles said.

Of course, these government officials, activists, and influencers can’t impose a systemic change of this size on their own. Which is why they have already started to activate vast networks of left-wing activists from around the world, who will throughout 2021 demand changes in line with the Great Reset.

According to the World Economic Forum, its 2021 Davos summit will include thousands of members of the Global Shapers Community, youth activists located in 400 cities across the planet.

The Global Shapers program was involved in the widespread “climate strikes” of 2019, and more than 1,300 have already been trained by the Climate Reality Project, the highly influential, well-funded climate activist organization run by former Vice President Al Gore, who serves on the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees.

For those of us who support free markets, the Great Reset is nothing short of terrifying. Our current crony capitalist system has many flaws, to be sure, but granting more power to the government agents who created that crony system and eroding property rights is not the best way forward. America is the world’s most powerful, prosperous nation precisely because of the very market principles the Great Reset supporters loathe, not in spite of them.

Making matters worse, the left has already proven throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that it can radically transform political realities in the midst of a crisis, so it’s not hard to see how the Great Reset could eventually come to fruition.

07/18/20

Retribution against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – The Last of this Series

By: Retired General Paul Vallely | CCNS

Operation Nemesis 13.0

Retribution against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

Plan XIII.  No Compromise for the Wicked CCP


– Reflections upon the Pandemic Outbreak in Brazil

“(This pandemic) is selectively targeting the CCP and is aimed at eliminating the CCP and those who are pro-communist or who have close ties with the CCP… If one upholds one’s inner goodness, reflects on one’s actions, and rejects the CCP—the representative of the greatest evil, one will be protected by the divine.  The pandemic occurred because of the CCP, and the situation will change when people change their attitudes toward the CCP.

– From “Where Ties to the Chinese Communist Party are Close, the CCP Virus Follows“, editorial by the Epoch Times

On July 11, the CCP media rushed to report “President Trump Wearing a Mask” as the headline news.  The CCP media gloated that the Brazilian President, an American ally, is infected.  Then the CCP posed an insidious question that “Tropical Trump” is infected and will President Trump be the next?

Being atheists in nature, the communists label all religions as “superstitions” or a “spiritual opioid.” Hence, the communists cannot possibly comprehend why President Trump is the chosen one by God and protected by God. The communists are also clueless about why so many people around the world are praying for President Trump. As the fierce battle between the good and evil proceeds, more and more people realize not only President Trump is the hope for the United States, he is also the hope for the entire world.

Brazil is hit hard in this pandemic due to its close tie with the CCP. An in-depth analysis on this subject was published on the Chinese Epoch Times.  Brazil is only one of many countries that bent over to the CCP in this pandemic. Brazil’s case shows how the CCP has exploited the pandemic to distance countries from the United States.

Another Boris Johnson?

On July 7, Brazilian President Bolsonaro was tested positive for the CCP virus (also called Coronavirus).  Bolsonaro is the second national head infected by the virus after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Before Johnson was hit by the virus, he dodged warnings from America and insisted on using Huawei’s components in the British 5G network. Fortunately, the repressive measure of Hong Kong National Security Bill awakened Johnson in time.  Recently, Johnson’s stance on Huawei hardened, and consequently, he has recovered as the overall pandemic situation in Britain improved.  Will Bolsonaro be another Johnson?

Alliance with America

Since 2009, China has replaced the United States as Brazil’s largest trading partner. At about the same time, CCP’s Multinational Corporations poured into Brazil, dominating the energy and telecom sectors. China is now the largest buyer of Brazilian soybeans, iron ore, beef, and other unprocessed goods.  In 2019, China imported $63 billion worth of goods from Brazil, accounting for 28% of total Brazilian exports while the United States ranked second at $30 billion which is 13% of total Brazilian exports.  Brazil is CCP’s major target in Latin America. Very quietly Brazil has been infiltrated by the CCP since 1974 as the two countries formed diplomatic relations.

In October 2018, during the Presidential campaign, Bolsonaro boldly criticized the CCP for buying so much in Brazil.  His critics made headline news and that earned him the Presidency.  Many enthusiastically expected that “Tropical Trump” would effectively establish a close relationship with the United States and break away from the CCP.

Since taking office, Bolsonaro has tried forming a stronger alliance with the United States.  In August 2019, Bolsonaro sent his son, Brazilian Foreign Minister Eduardo Bolsonaro, to meet with President Trump during the Amazon fire crisis. This past March, Bolsonaro and his son also met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.  In June, Bolsonaro followed the lead of the United States by warning the WHO of a possible withdrawal from the organization.

Brazil’s Intensified Trade with CCP

Bolsonaro has also attempted to intensify the trade with the CCP. In October 2019, Bolsonaro visited China for the first time after taking office. During the visit, he and Xi issued a “Joint Statement” to continue strengthening the relationship. The two national heads signed 10 memos covering a variety of areas, including education, mine, energy, agriculture, telecom, and tourism.  Later, Bolsonaro told the media that Brazil is willing to sell soybeans, meat, oil, and iron ore to the CCP.  On November 13, after meeting with Xi, Bolsonaro claimed at a press conference that “China is increasingly close to Brazil’s future.”

CCP’s Retaliation

On March 18th, Eduardo Bolsonaro, Brazilian foreign minister, the son of the Brazilian President tweeted that the CCP government had concealed the truth on the epidemic.  Eduardo pointed out, “this is the fault of China (the Chinese government), and freedom is the only way out.” Soon after Edward tweeted, Yang Wanming, CCP’s ambassador to Brazil fiercely reputed.  Within 2 days, the CCP made a series of retaliation. On March 19, the CCP issued a “Solemn Statement”, which reads:

“Eduard’s anti-China speech is very inappropriate and will harm the friendship between China and Brazil.  We strongly condemn your tweet, request you to withdraw it, and apologize to the Chinese people…”

Our embassy tweeted: ‘Your remarks are not unfamiliar; you are just learning how to speak from your friends. You recently went to Miami and brought back the spiritual viruswhich poisoned the friendship between Chinese and Brazilian people. You lack basic common sense and an international perspective. You are ignorant of China, ignorance of the world, and ignorance of history. We urge you not to compete for the position of the American spokesperson in Brazil, otherwise, you will lose miserably.’

Brazil’s Compromise

According to the Chinese embassy in Brazil, tweets from the embassy quickly received 100,000 views. Major Brazilian media reported this! Brazil’s House Speaker Rodrigo Maia immediately wrote on social media: “On behalf of the Brazilian House of Representatives, I apologize to the Chinese government and Ambassador Yang for the inappropriate remarks that Congressman Eduardo made”. The embassy also reported receiving many phone calls and emails supporting the CCP’s position.

On May 4, 2020, data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Economy showed that in April, Brazil’s foreign trade surplus with China reached US$6.702 billion, an increase of 18.5% from the previous. Meanwhile, the pandemic also gravely worsened in Brazil.

Brazil’s Tragic Loss in Pandemic

On February 26, 2020, the first CCP virus case emerged in Brazil, which was also the first case in Latin America. By July 12, there are over 1.8 million confirmed cases with a death toll of 72,000 in Brazil.  Now Brazil is one of the countries hit the hardest in this pandemic. Why CCP’s “effective measures for containing pandemic” did not seem to work in Brazil at all? Can the profits from CCP’s orders offset the impact of the CCP virus on Brazil’s economy? How about the damage to the health and lives of millions of Brazilian people?

Bolsonaro did not follow his promise made during his campaign and instead, he has sought a middle ground between the United States and the CCP.

The Way Out

During this pandemic, the CCP enjoys playing the role of “The Savior of the World” by luring countries like Brazil with much-needed medical supplies. The CCP’s goal is to further isolate these countries from the United States and make it one step closer to achieving its global domination.      For the well-being of people and for the future of countries, it is time for countries like Brazil to be awakened to the evil nature of the CCP. They must face reality and divorce the CCP demon.

” To defeat the CCP, simply depending on ordinary secular means will never be enough. The communist specter has greater power than humans, and this is the underlying cause of the CCP’s continuous expansion. However, evil can never rival the divine. If humans can stand by the divine and abide by divine will, they will be blessed and overcome the specter’s infernal arrangements.

The CCP is the enemy of all humanity, having established the bloodiest yet most powerful tyranny history has ever seen. All nations and peoples must resist its global ambitions if they are to secure their future and that of all civilization. The evil CCP is destined for elimination; thus, to reject the CCP is to avoid sharing in its fate.”

– from “How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World

Released by: Stand Up America US Foundation

Website: www.standupamericaus.org

Contact: [email protected]

This article was originally published at StandUpAmericaUS.

06/17/20

Useful Idiots, Inc.

By: Thomas Wigand | New Zeal

Cross-posted with FOTM

Corporations – with furloughed employees from sea-to-shining-sea – are falling all over themselves to massively expand their woke budgets and throw money at “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) and similar “social justice” organizations.

And massively means MASSIVELY: $565 million as of June 11, 2020, according to one report.  But as we’ll see, this money is not going toward addressing “systemic racism,” nor “inequality.”

But first, just imagine what all that money could accomplish if invested toward addressing the root causes, in a spirit of Black lives mattering, instead of hollow symbolism and racial jingoism of BLM.

Such as: monetarily supporting pro-life groups, that by definition oppose Planned Parenthood – which probably snuffs-out more Black lives in the average month than there have been police shootings since the founding of this country (including justified and non-justified police shootings).  Abortion is the leading root cause of premature death among Blacks.

Such as: monetarily organizations promoting the restoration of the nuclear family, including faith-based institutions, since illegitimacy has become rampant in the Black community, and is one of – if not the – single greatest root cause of future poverty.

Such as: monetarily supporting organizations providing vouchers or scholarships to private schools for Black youth – so that they can access to quality education that will help position them for future prosperity, instead of being trapped in the public education system. Lack of access to high-quality education is a root cause of continued poverty among Blacks. (See the documentary “Waiting for Superman” for a heart-wrenching depiction of Black mothers desperately seeking better educational opportunities for their children.)

It’s not genuine concern for Black lives mattering that’s driving the dollars from the woke corporations, but cynical racial virtue-signaling – merely a variation of a traditional PR or marketing campaigns intended to burnish the image of the corporation.

That, and succumbing to a de facto protection racket run by a woke mob – one that (amongst other things) threatens social media opprobrium for, e.g., “racism.”

(One of the woke mob’s recent self-serving, newspeak mantras being “Silence = Violence.” Meaning that if you don’t publicly kneel as a corporation and “donate” big moolah, your company is not just “racist,” but committing violence against the Black community.  Somehow.)

On a superficial level, this racial virtue signaling is a logical extension of the “Environmental, Social and Governance” (ESG) gambit currently in vogue amongst large corporations (more on ESG at some other time).  For now. suffice it to say that ESG is a sugar-coated way to inject a Progressive sheen into business operations, and so buy “approval” (and silence criticism against) for multinational corporations – even as they advance globalism, outsource jobs and undeservedly enrich executive management.

On a deeper level though, it’s much worse than that.

This election season’s recycling of the “White cops targeting unarmed Black men” is a classic propagandist’s big lie.  Therefore, the corporate “contributions” aren’t even helping to address an actual problem.  Instead, knowingly or unwittingly, these corporate executives are being duped.

So too with many marching in the streets who, despite good intentions, have fallen for the big lie – which is hardly their fault, as the Progressive media (nee “mainstream media”) is energetically propagating that big lie.  This helps explain why from the Left there’s a vehement reaction against anyone who dares question BLM.

In fact, BLM and its professed concerns are ruses calculated to advance a whole different agenda.

For one thing, evidence indicates that Black Lives Matter is actually a Marxist front group.

Not only that… there is also evidence that it is simultaneously serving as a front group laundering money for the Democrat Party and other Leftist (revolutionary) organizations.

As for the corporations and executives rushing headlong into the big lie, they should know better.  It’s obvious that they haven’t performed even cursory due diligence before allocating millions upon millions of dollars in shareholders’ money.

Query whether shareholder lawsuits might be viable (and successful) against such negligent and profligate executive leadership?

That, and perhaps FEC enforcement action, as there are now open questions regarding whether BLM was/is a conspiracy to evade federal campaign financing laws, e.g., as regards corporate campaign contributions and requirements to report the same.

Which begs the question: if indeed there is such a conspiracy, have some of these corporate executives been in on the plot?

And could the other executives subject themselves (and their corporations) to legal liability for serving as accessories to the plot, i.e., “they knew or should have known?”  Could not their negligent (if not intentional) failure to perform even cursory due diligence prior to “donating” to BLM also make them culpable?

Hello, RICO!

But over the longer term, a criminal charge might be the least of their worries.

These “woke” executives know not what they unleash.  Concentrating on their own self-enrichment – likely one factor in their using shareholder funds to appease the woke mob, so that they can go back to counting their stock options – these MBA’s are ignorant regarding the history of Leftist (Progressive) movements, particular how revolutions occur – and about the aftermath.

For instance, it seems safe to say that few if any of these corporate pooh-bahs have ever read The Gulag Archipelago.  Likely most of them, anxious to “do business in China,” have no conception of Mao’s genocide by famine, or more pertinent to present conditions in this country, his “Cultural Revolution.”

If they knew, the parallels to today would not require a spreadsheet to analyze.  Today’s “woke” corporate executives – along with academics and media personalities and many Democrat officeholders – are incurious and unquestioning lemmings following big lies over a cliff, after which they’re destined to experience a hard-landing into totalitarianism.  For many, if not most, that will prove fatal.

“Lead, follow, or line up against the wall!”

They are essentially spiritual descendants of the (Russian) Mensheviks, believing that they are the vanguard heralding in a better world, but naively and disastrously paving the way for a Bolshevik takeover.

Just look at the transformation of the Democrat Party from Truman / JFK to “community organizer” Barack Obama to now, home base for “the squad” and BLM and Antifa.  In the Leftist world, the radicals – who by nature are the more aggressive species – eventually displace the more moderate factions.  History shows this, over and over.

In what was to become the “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,” the Bolsheviks eliminated the no-longer-useful Mensheviks – many by middle-of-the-night disappearances, public show-trials and executions, and the remainder by transfer to an open-office design gulag.

The woke executives don’t realize that the people they are supporting today fully intend to eliminate them tomorrow.  This is not a new observation: “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Variously attributed to Lenin or Stalin, it is widely known for it rings true.

Consider, oh woke capitalists, that a few short years ago the “Occupy” movement was decrying your wealth (not without some justification, it must be observed).  Occupy was displaced by the Antifa arm of the Progressive movement; Antifa is openly spouting Communist dogma (not surprising, given that Antifa originated as a Communist group in the 1930s).

You woke executives are useful – for now – but for how long after the revolution (which they now openly espouse as their goal)?  Watch this video from the 1980s from an expert – a KGB defector – revealing Soviet (Communist) subversion techniques for precipitating a revolution, and notice how those techniques uncannily parallel what has been taking place in the U.S. over recent decades.

Then pay close attention toward the end of the video, when he mentions what the revolutionary leaders do to the “useful idiots” who made the revolution possible with their subversion, but are no longer necessary once the new power is in place. Hint: it involves people being stood up in front of walls and “assault weapons.”

Think it can never happen here?  The elders of the current movement were seriously planning for this very thing back in the 1960s!

This is America, so for now, at least you have every right to sell all the rope you want to the revolutionaries.  But as you do, you should consider renaming your company “Useful Idiots, Inc.”
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