01/20/18

Dick Durbin’s Secret ‘Strategy Meeting’ On DACA With Radical Group Who Defended North Korea; Honors Palestinian Terrorist

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Senator Dick Durbin addresses the HANA Center September 2017

“Senator Durbin and several of his colleagues are in bed with NAKASEC, a well funded and very well organized radical group with a long history of Anti-American and pro-North Korea activism.” – Trevor Loudon

Cross-posted from WND.

On June 15, 2012, then-President Barack Obama delivered a speech in the Rose Garden announcing his intention to unilaterally grant “temporary relief from deportation proceedings” for young people who met certain criteria. The Executive Order, referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was “not amnesty,” according to Obama, “…this is not immunity.  This is not a path to citizenship.  It’s not a permanent fix.”

One month after the president’s speech, a young woman named Tereza Lee met with about 40 young illegal immigration organizers-in-training to tell them the story about how she was the inspiration for Dick Durbin’s original 2001 DREAM Act, which consistently failed to get the votes it needed to pass, even while Democrats had the majorities in the House and Senate.

Tereza’s presentation was a part of a three-day “Social Justice Camp,” which was organized by the HANA Center, an affiliate of the radical organization NAKASEC. Senator Dick Durbin has deep ties to the Chicago group formed by leaders of a nationwide North Korea support network. Senator Durbin has worked with the NAKASEC-affiliated HANA Center for several years, mainly to promote their pro-illegal alien amnesty/pro-DACA agenda.

Tereza Lee has been the poster child for DACA. Dick Durbin was near tears that could rival those of Cory Booker crying over the word “s***hole” on the Senate Floor advocating for amnesty for Tereza Lee’s family. What Durbin fails to mention during his propaganda speeches on Tereza Lee, however, is Lee’s ongoing, hard-core pro-illegal immigration activism.

Tereza Lee organizing activists to protest for DACA at Senator Chuck Schumer’s office on January 16 2018 via WBUR

Last July, Senator Durbin, the Democrats lead man on DACA talks with President Trump, invited HANA Center representatives into a “closed strategy (sic) meeting…about [the] Dream Act.” How do I know? Because the group boasted about it on their Facebook page on July 24 2017:

Just two months before Dick Durbin had his secret meeting with the HANA Center, the group hosted the literal terrorist murderer Rasmea Odeh of the Arab American Action Network as their “honoree” for a “gala event.” Odeh is infamous for her role in the murders of the young Jewish boys Edward Joffe and his best friend Leon Kanner in a Jerusalem supermarket on February 21st 1969.

The HANA Center is a merger of Korean American Community Services (KACS, founded 1972) and the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC, founded 1995). The group is the Chicago affiliate of a nationwide federation, the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), which also incorporates the Los Angeles based Korean Resource Center and a NAKASEC branch in Annandale Virginia.

The network was founded by South Korean political refugee Yoon Han Bong, a leading activist involved in the very bloody and allegedly North Korean-backed May 18 Gwang Ju People’s Uprising of 1981. Yoon Han Bong fled South Korean authorities by stowing away on a cargo ship to Seattle for 35 days. He “arrived in Seattle in 1981 and received political asylee status.” In 1983, he founded the Korean Resource Center and one year later, Young Koreans United. Chapters were eventually formed nationwide and later in Canada, Australia and Europe.

Dick Durbin, HANA Center, June 2017

Young Koreans United, NAKASEC and the Korean Resource Center were all militantly active in the North Korea-backed “Korean Re-Unification” movement, active from the 1980s to mid-2000s. They were also strongly opposed to the US military presence in South Korea. The group organised several “TROOPS OUT NOW” protests in the mid-1980s, including a 1986 rally outside the White House.

In 1985, Young Koreans United held a conference on “reunification and Third World solidarity.”  In 1987, Young Koreans United hosted an international conference on “democracy and reunification.”  In 1988, the group got 100,000 signatures on a petition for removal of U.S. nuclear weapons from South Korea. The same year they organized an international conference in New York to support the “North-South Korea Student Conference for Peace and Unification.”

In 1989, the Young Koreans participated in a “Korea and the U.S. Peace March” from New York to D.C. and a three-week hunger strike against proposed separate membership of the two Koreas into the U.N. The 1990’s hunger strike was only two weeks, but they did manage another conference for “Peace and Self Determined Unification.”

In 1993, Young Koreans United organized a telegram campaign for the withdrawal of U.S. Troops in Korea, participated in the left-wing love fests, “World Human Rights Caucus” in Vienna and the “March for Peace and Justice” in Washington, D.C.

In 1996, Young Koreans United and the Korean Alliance for Peace and Justice partnered with the World Food Programme of the United Nations to carry out two campaigns (North Korea Food Aid and Feed the Hungry Children) for flood victims in North Korea. Through a 4-year intensive street fundraising drive, Young Koreans United and the Korean Alliance for Peace and Justice “raised $300,000 for rice and nutrition bars for the people of North Korea.”

In 2003, they organized a campaign for a U.S. House resolution to “normalize relations between North Korea and the U.S. which included 45 legislative visits to members of Congress and 9,000 letters sent nationally.”

In 2004, Young Koreans United marked its 20th anniversary with a “Towards Peace in Korea and the Political Empowerment of Korean Americans” conference, a march in front of the Republican National Convention for “Peace from Korea to Iraq” and “Immigrant Rights are Human Rights.”

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY

This period marked the beginning of a new focus. “Immigration reform” was the new cause. The young radicals put as much energy into promoting amnesty for illegal aliens as they had cheerleading for North Korea. What better way to destroy America’s anti-communists and conservatives than by swamping their voting base with millions of new foreign-born Democrats?

Young Koreans United dissolved in 2008, with many members taking up posts in NAKASEC.

For example, Dae Joong Yoon moved from the Korean American Cultural Center in Chicago to the national leadership of Young Koreans United, to running the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles to the co-directorship of NAKASEC.

This post has taken Dae Joong Yoon from meeting President Obama in the White House in May 2013, to leading the hunger strike for illegal alien amnesty outside the White House in December that year.

President Obama meets with Dae Joong Yoon, executive director of NAKASEC to discuss “immigration reform”

Dae Joong Yoon, hunger-striking with Obama “immigration advisor” and leading amnesty advocate Eliseo Medina

The NAKASEC network has organized dozens of rallies, marches, Internet campaigns and Congressional and Senate delegations in support of amnesty and DACA over the last ten years. They work closely with several Senators, but none more closely than DACA Dick Durbin.

On April 27, 2010, Simon Cho, US Olympian for short track speed skating and the winner of a bronze medal for the 5000 meter men’s relay, spoke about his immigration experience. During a press conference organized by NAKASEC, in a packed room, Simon talked about his memories of crossing the border with his mother at the age of four as undocumented immigrants. Following the press conference, Simon and the staff of NAKASEC held face to face meetings with Senator Durbin.

May 11, 2011, Senator Durbin re-introduced the DREAM Act in the 112th Congress with the co-sponsorship of 32 members of the U.S. Senate, including California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, as well as Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus .

NAKASEC and its affiliates, the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center in Chicago and the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles, thanked Senator Durbin for his “continued leadership on the DREAM Act and [for taking] this opportunity to continue to organize and strengthen our communities for reform while highlighting the need for immediate relief of immigrant youth.”

“The re-introduction of the DREAM Act will allow us to continue the conversation on the need for reform,” said Dae Joong Yoon, executive director of  the Korean Resource Center. “But we also know that while we recommit ourselves to this struggle, we need to ensure that our youth are safe and not feel the threat of deportation. We can do this with President Obama’s executive authority to grant deferred action”.

The first week of December 2016, Senator Durbin shared the story of Luke Hwang, a “gifted student and community leader who is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Chicago,” on the floor of the US Senate.

Senator eulogizes Luke Hwang on the Senate floor.

Senator Durbin used Luke Hwang and several others like him for maximum propaganda advantage.

In Senator Durbin’s speech he explained that Luke Hwang  “…is currently a PhD candidate in chemistry at the University of Chicago. He also works as a researcher at the university. In his spare time, he volunteers with the Chicago Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, an organization that provides services to disadvantaged members of the community.

He failed to mention that the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (now part of the HANA Center) is part of a radical network run by old pro-North Korean activists.

In August 2017, HANA Center “DACAmented” leader Luke Hwang spoke at a press conference with Senator Richard Durbin and business leaders. He said, “Thanks to DACA I felt a sense of hope and empowerment…it is a source of strength for the years ahead.”

In December 2017, NAKASEC and affiliates visited the offices of Senators Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Senator Dick Durbin. According to the NAKASEC website, Senator Durbin was deeply affected by the visit.

Moved by the efforts of members of NAKASEC and HANA Center from Chicago, Senator Durbin confirmed publicly that he will vote “no” on the upcoming CR (Continuing Resolution) if the DREAM Act is not attached.

Let that sink in. Senator Durbin was so “moved” by his young NAKASEC friends, that he will be willing to shut down the Federal Government if they don’t get their way.

Senator Durbin and several of his colleagues are in bed with NAKASEC, a well funded and very well organized radical group with a long history of anti-American and pro-North Korean activism.

NAKASEC’s main immediate goal is to gain citizenship for potentially millions of DACA recipients and their families. Amnesty is important to NAKASEC for the same reason it is important to the Democrats.

It is about the vote.

Republican Mitt Romney lost his his presidential election by around 2.5 million votes. President Trump won by a couple of hundred thousand votes. It’s easy to see what DACA will do for the Democrats future electoral fortunes.

Is Dick Durbin so hungry for amnesty that he is willing to work with friends of a known terrorist murderer? Is Dick Durbin so hungry for amnesty that he is willing to work with friends of North Korea, a country currently threatening America with a nuclear attack?

01/20/18

The Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments and Joanna Martin’s Selective View of History

*** NoisyRoom.net is posting this to air both sides of the debate. It should be noted that we do not condone personal attacks while debating the relevant facts. We support vigorous free debate on constitutional issues. Both sides will be allowed to share their views and our readers can decide for themselves whose logic is more reasoned and based on fact concerning the subject matter. It is worthy of note that in debate, one attacks the argument not the arguer. Attacks on the arguer belong to a Logical Fallacy called “ad hominem.”

By: Gary Porter and David Dietrich

Joanna Martin, aka “Publius Huldah,” has a selective view of history. Once again, in her article, “COS Project’s ‘Simulated Convention’ Dog and Pony Show and What They Did There,” she attempts to use it to scare us with the “horrors” of Article V.

Martin writes: “…for the past 100 years, the federal and state governments and the American People have ignored our Constitution.”

In the face of such a broadly cast net, we agree, certainly as regards the American people, but to respond directly: so what? What does Ms. Martin intend to do about this? What is the constitutional remedy she offers? Moreover, how can We the People return our nation to “Original Intent”?[1] While we don’t doubt Martin’s patriotism, she has a jaundiced view of what is a clearly constitutional method of repairing a damaged document. The Declaration is very clear on this subject. So is Article V. Instead of helping to restore the Constitution’s “chains,” she is “chained” to the status quo.

Martin Writes: “…Delegates would have the right, as recognized in the 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence, to throw off the Constitution we have and write a new Constitution which creates a new government.”

Really? Let’s review: “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”  As Jefferson implies, the Right of the People is in effect at ALL times.  But, this broader right has nothing to do with a Convention for proposing Amendments.  Convention delegates are most certainly NOT delegated the right to do anything they want, much less “write a new Constitution, which creates a new government.”   A plain reading of the Article V text makes this clear to any fourth grader.  Once again, only “the People” may delegate the right to transform their government.  Since an Article V Convention for proposing Amendments has only one delegated goal – to propose Amendments, any fear of something else emanating is misguided.

To be sure, anyone, any group, even Congress could draft a new Constitution and post it on the internet for all Americans to consider. Mr. Rexford G. Tugwell, a fellow at the Left-leaning “Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions,”[2] drafted a looney “Constitution for the New-States of America” in 1974, well before the internet was even a gleam in Al Gore’s eye. Mr. Tugwell died five years later and someone eventually posted his “masterpiece” on the internet. Read the document. Why Martin and Company believe Article V convention delegates, lacking any authority to do so, are going to feel empowered to take this or any other “constitution” and put it into effect “on behalf of the American people,” is simply beyond comprehension. Somehow she has convinced herself (if she is to be believed) that this is going to happen. And the American people are apparently going to sit back and let this happen? Astounding! If you believe that, we have a bridge we’d like you to look at. An Article V Convention attempting to impose a new Constitution on America is a flight of fantasy!

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01/19/18

Will 2018 Be The Year Inflation Returns?

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Shutdown and inflation fears weighed nominally on equities; equities which in almost every measure are over bought and perhaps overvalued.

I think the biggest story of 2018 will be the return of inflation, the result of stronger than expected growth. In every dimension, the economy is accelerating. Consumption indicators demonstrate that retail sales are rising by the greatest pace since 2003. Business investment is strong and is expected to surge with the immediate expensing of expenditures. Export indicators are rising and are expected to remain strong given the weakness of the dollar.

Against this backdrop, the labor market is continuing to tighten as an argument can be made there is a shortage of qualified workers. The combination of rising wages, demand pull and commodity inflation, all the result of today’s environment suggests inflation will rise in 2018.

The question at hand is whether or not profit margins will erode, that result in these higher costs, amplified by a potential rise in interest rates which may affect valuations.

Against this backdrop, I reiterate my long held belief that funds will gravitate back into the real economy as economic activity increases and interest rates rise.

What will occur today?

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.27%, Paris was up 0.44% and Frankfurt was up 1.06%. China was up 0.38%, Japan was up 0.19% and Hang Sang was up 0.41%.

The Dow should open nominally higher on the belief a government shutdown can be avoided. Financials can potentially trade higher on the news that the Fed is finishing a proposal to reduce bank leverage, a proposal according to most that could free up billions of dollars for banks. Will this increase the money multiplier which in turn will accelerate the economy? If history is of any guise, the answer is yes. The 10-year is unchanged at 2.63%.

01/19/18

Reversing the Damage Done by Chairman Barack

By: Cliff Kincaid

Friday’s March for Life, 45 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand, demonstrates how difficult it is to reverse the effects of evil decisions and policies. The fact that complete victory is not immediately at hand does not cause true believers to give up the fight. That’s why thousands will turn out for the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Overturning Marxist or “progressive” policies is a difficult challenge when much of the media and even some prominent members of your own political party are against you.  But the economic and financial turnaround under President Trump has already been amazing. Trump’s record of appointing conservative and pro-life judges is also impressive. Some pro-lifers have declared Trump is the most pro-life president in modern history.

Economically, one of Trump’s major challenges is to reverse eight years of Obama selling out our economic base and America’s workers to Communist China. If progress is made here, we may also see progress in other areas, such as reversing the social and cultural breakdown that we see all around us.

Sensing a confrontation is in the works, Obama in November rushed over to Beijing to clink glasses with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. The Chinese media hailed the reunion as a meeting of “veteran cadre,” an extraordinary  term that means the former U.S. President has been operating as a communist agent or operative. We had warned about this before Obama was elected, when we disclosed his relationship with Communist Party USA operative Frank Marshall Davis. Last year we published two books, Comrade Obama Unmasked and Red Star Rising, explaining the significance of America’s first Marxist president.

On January 11, 2018, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross formally submitted to Trump the results of the Department’s investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. national security. The Commerce Department notes that, after this submission, by law, the President has 90 days to decide on any potential action based on the findings of the investigation.

Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro has linked U.S. trade policies under Obama and other presidents to the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs and the resulting economic and social costs. White House documents published by Navarro, in the form of PowerPoint slides, link economic problems to social problems, including a higher abortion rate, more drug use, higher crime, and more homelessness.

National security is also an issue. United States Steel Corporation says, “With the completion of the Department of Commerce’s investigation, United States Steel Corporation encourages President Trump to take swift and decisive action.  Our nation cannot afford to allow the continued rise of foreign imports that undermine America’s capacity to produce the steel necessary for our country’s national and economic security.”

It is fitting, in this context, to note that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is one of the featured speakers at Friday’s March for Life. Ryan understands both the problem of abortion as well as deindustrialization. The 2017 book, Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein, tells the story of Ryan’s hometown and the destruction of its industrial base. The book helps explain why Trump won the votes of the workers in 2016.

The media will claim that Trump’s anticipated actions against China will undermine the global trading system. But remember that China, under Obama, flooded the U.S. with cheap imports, while conducting cyber warfare against America and stealing our technology.  Steven W. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, has written a new book, Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order, explaining the dimensions of the China threat.

As Trump is predictably pummeled in the press, think about why Obama’s recent visit with his fellow “veteran cadre,” Xi Jinping, was given such fawning attention. We actually have photographic evidence of Obama meeting with Xi, with reports indicating they went behind closed doors to discuss their strategy against America. Obama’s visit with Xi came “at a time when the Trump administration was attacking China’s economic practices,” noted the British Guardian. But there’s much more to this story. Their closed door meeting smells of collaboration, even collusion.

As president, Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said in a statement, Obama forged “a close and cooperative partnership with President Xi on issues ranging from growing the global economy to combating climate change, and he looks forward to catching up with his former counterpart.” It sure looks like “growing the global economy” benefited China.

Nevertheless, Trump receives non-stop abuse while the Obama name is being put on schools, libraries, streets, and highways across the United States. Barack Obama’s birthday has been declared an Illinois holiday. Pro-Obama books are being released with regularity.

It is increasingly difficult for conservative organizations like America’s Survival, Inc. and conservative personalities to tell the truth about Obama’s legacy. Matt Margolis, author of  The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama,  has been encountering problems since he started promoting his follow-up, the forthcoming, The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama. After he took out ads for the book, he was banned from Facebook groups for six days with no explanation.

Perhaps the high-tech social media giants are doing to America what the Chinese Communist Party is doing to China. “Under President Xi,” says the group Reporters Without Borders, “Internet surveillance has come to be practiced on an industrial scale and the Great Firewall keeps 750 million Internet users away from foreign news websites. At least 2 million people are employed to censor and spy on them, that is to say, one censor for every 375 Internet users. Several people received jail sentences last year for comments posted online or made during private chats on messaging services.”

It looks like Facebook may be testing its own version of the Great Firewall in the U.S., in order to protect Chairman Barack and his legacy. Obama is being transformed into a cultural icon and even mystical historical figure. Negative views are being censored.

The emerging Cult of Obama, protected by the media, is starting to look a lot like the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao. These Marxists will not give up their power without a fight. In fact, they are expanding their power in an effort to silence our voices.

01/19/18

FISA Abuse By DOJ And FBI Shocks House: ‘Worse Than Watergate’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

This is disturbing and sounds very damning. Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a “shocking” classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump campaign and called for it to be declassified and made available to the public immediately. Many House members were alarmed by what they read in the memo. Several said there is no doubt anymore whatsoever that the abuse by Obama, the DOJ and FBI against President Trump and his campaign was far worse than Watergate ever was.

“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Fox News. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.” I know, but we have all known for a long time that these things were indeed happening. It’s time to drag all of this into the open and let Americans see what has been going on once and for all before it is too late. “The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the DOJ and the FBI.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) went so far as calling what he saw in the memo “sickening” and said it was “worse than Watergate.” King is one of the most honest men I know and that is very strong language from him. He would not say it if it were not true. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), another Judiciary Committee member, called the memo “deeply troubling” and said it raises questions about the “Obama DOJ and Comey FBI.” That one is all over Twitter this morning as well. “The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation,” he tweeted. “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) told Fox News. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, also told Fox.

All of this happened after Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, whose investigators compiled the classified memo, voted Thursday to make it available to all House members. Every Democrat on the committee voted against it. Figures. Then House members viewed the memo in its entirety, hence the shock and outrage. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says the contents of the memo could very well lead to the firing and possible prosecution of senior DOJ and FBI officials. “I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail,” he said on Fox News’ Hannity. Gaetz stated that this also explains why Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently pinpointed the Fusion GPS dossier author Christopher Steele for a criminal investigation. “I think there will be criminal implications here,” Gaetz added.

The memo reportedly contains information about the dossier put together by Fusion GPS that allege Trump and members of his team colluded with Russians in the 2016 election, according to a report by investigative journalist Sara Carter. She has been all over this from the beginning. In October, we found out that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the fake dossier so it could be used against President Trump. Even though this was political in nature, it was supposedly used by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Who in my book is a Russian plant, but the way this was handled was unethical and illegal. Page should have been gone after on his own dirty dealings with the Russians, not like this. He obviously targeted Trump for them. Instead, they have attempted to tie Trump to Page and call him guilty as well. It’s a set up. And in fact, they have not proven Page guilty as of yet, although I am certain he is.

The Obama administration went all in to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign. They employed “police state” tactics that included spying on the Trump campaign. Members of the public and Congress are now calling for the document to be declassified and released to the public. DeSantis said the House Intelligence Committee, pursuant to House rules, should vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. “While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth,” he said. “Rule X of the House Rules allows the select committee to publicly disclose any information in its possession after a determination by the select committee that the public interest would be served by such disclosure.”

According to House Rules, if the House Intelligence Committee votes to make the report public, President Trump would have five days to issue an objection. If he objected, it would take a vote on the House floor. I highly doubt the President would object. This is living proof that he has been targeted and those involved must answer to the rule of law here. Otherwise, we are no better than other corrupt governments where politicians get away with targeting their enemies to eliminate them.

01/18/18

CNN’s Comrade Jim Acosta Claims Trump ‘Is the King of Fake News’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Here we go again with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Boy, this guy is just full of himself. CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Trump as the “king of fake news” while he was sitting on a panel for an event hosted by the Newseum in Washington, DC and the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday night. He was joined by other White House correspondents, including Fox News’ John Roberts and Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, to discuss freedom of the press in the US. It would have been far more appropriate to discuss media as a propaganda tool for Marxists, but whatever.

Politico reporter Cristiano Lima brought up the fact that CNN won several categories (four I believe) in President Trump’s Fake News Awards. They were released on the GOP’s web site last night which went down due to the amount of traffic that swung their way to see the results. Lima then asked for a response from the correspondents. Cue comrade Acosta, who couldn’t wait to chime in: “I would say—having been called fake news myself, that the president of the United States is the king of fake news. He is the king of fake news,” Acosta said. “He said Barack Obama was not born in this country. He said Mexicans are rapists and criminals. He has said many things.” So has CNN and Trump’s statements are mostly accurate… you can’t say the same for CNN.

Acosta continued by claiming that Trump lied about millions of undocumented immigrants causing him to lose the popular vote and about the size of his inauguration crowd in Washington, DC. What a putz. “The list goes on and on,” Acosta said. “I don’t want people to think that I’m saying that because I have an axe to grind, or I’m here to criticize or be political or have an agenda or whatever you were saying earlier. It’s just a fact.” That’s exactly what we think, Jim, because it’s true. You are a political hack and that you even call yourself a journalist is a really bad joke.

“We’ve been saying there’s an apple and there’s a banana. We’ve been sticking to apples. They’re throwing out a lot of bananas,” Acosta continued. “It’s unfortunate that the President has sunk to that level where he has to go around issuing these kinds of awards. It’s just not what you would think would happen in this country.” You wouldn’t think that the free press would shill for communists either, but here we are.

Acosta considers it a “badge of honor” to be thrown out of the Oval Office. I would revoke his press credentials and then he can wear that too. During that conference where Trump told him to get ‘out’, Acosta asked Trump if he was a racist after the President was accused of calling Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations “s—hole countries.” Trump denies saying that and I believe him. He said he used “tough” language, but not the language he was accused of. And miraculously, the only person who heard him say that was Turban Durbin, a known liar.

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group that promotes press freedom worldwide and co-hosted Wednesday night’s event, presented the “Press Oppressor Awards” and they gave Trump the “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom.” Really? I call that ironic when Putin is pushing reporters out of windows and poisoning them… but Trump!

“Authorities in China, Syria, and Russia have adopted Trump’s ‘fake news’ epithet, and [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan has applauded at least one of his verbal attacks on journalists,” the CPJ wrote. “As Trump and other Western powers fail to pressure the world’s most repressive leaders into improving the climate for press freedom, the number of journalists in prison globally is at a record high.” Yes and that has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with communism and Islamists. These people are concerned with freedom of the press. They want Marxism and Trump is in the way of that.

As long as I’m here, I might as well share with you the awards from last night:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report of Russian collusion.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. The Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter Dave Weigel showed a picture of the empty arena HOURS before a sold out crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. The Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

And for an even more comprehensive list as determined by Breitbart’s John Nolte… check it out here. It’s well worth your time and quite accurate. Heh.

01/18/18

WH wants more Nukes, Why? Kanyon

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Yesterday, this website published an item regarding the Trump Executive Order requiring a total review and updated summary of the U.S. nuclear posture. Countless media outlets along with liberal think tanks wrote stinging critical articles on this review, mostly promoting the full elimination of nuclear weapons by the United States. This was the clear position of the Obama administration.

As this article is being published, the United Nations is holding a session on nuclear proliferation. Further, President Trump is at the Pentagon as this is being typed.

Trump and his national security team receives intelligence briefings and the summary below will likely explain why President Trump is right.

Popular Mechanics explains: Pentagon Document Confirms Existence of Russian Doomsday Torpedo

Kanyon is designed to wipe out the enemy’s coastlines and make them unlivable for generations.

A key U.S. nuclear weapons document confirms that the Russian government is developing the most powerful nuclear weapon in more than a half century. A leaked copy of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review states that Russia is developing a “new intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo.”

The existence of the weapon, known as Kanyon to the Pentagon and “Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6” to Russia, was first leaked by Russian television in November 2015. A test involving the Sarov-class submarine mothership was leaked in December 2016. The Nuclear Posture Review report, dated January 2018, lists the weapon as part of Russia’s underwater nuclear arsenal. Here’s a screen capture, with Kanyon circled in red:

Kanyon is reportedly a very long range autonomous underwater vehicle that has a range 6,200 miles, a maximum depth of 3,280 feet, and a speed of 100 knots according to claims in leaked Russian documents.

But what really makes Kanyon nightmare fuel is the drone torpedo’s payload: a 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon. By way of comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was 16 kilotons, or the equivalent of 16,000 tons of TNT. Kanyon’s nuke would be the equivalent of 100,000,000 tons of TNT. That’s twice as powerful as Tsar Bomba, the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever tested. Dropped on New York City, a 100-megaton bomb would kill 8 million people outright and injure 6 million more.

Kanyon is designed to attack coastal areas, destroying cities, naval bases, and ports. The mega-bomb would also generate an artificial tsunami that would surge inland, spreading radioactive contamination with the advancing water. To make matters worse there are reports the warhead is “salted” with the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60. Contaminated areas would be off-limits to humanity for up to 100 years.

Kanyon is designed to get around American ballistic missile defenses, primarily the Ground-Based Interceptor missiles based in Alaska and California. Although GBI is meant to counter small numbers of intercontinental ballistic missiles from rogue countries such as Iran and North Korea, Russia wants to make it abundantly clear that it could still penetrate U.S. defenses even if they were scaled up to deal with larger, more powerful nuclear arsenals. More here.

The Pentagon writes:

In addition to modernizing ‘legacy’ Soviet systems, Russia is developing and deploying new nuclear warheads and launchers. These efforts include multiple upgrades for every leg of the Russian nuclear triad of strategic bombers, sea-based missiles, and land-based missiles. Russia is also developing at least two new intercontinental range systems, a hypersonic glide vehicle, and a new intercontinental, nuclear-armed, undersea autonomous torpedo. Link

The Pentagon report notes the Russians plan attacks from the erroneous position that a coercive nuclear “first use” policy might allow Russia to then negotiate terms favorable to itself (this is referred to as the escalate-to-de-escalate doctrine). The Pentagon writes:

Effective U.S. deterrence of Russian nuclear attack and non-nuclear strategic attack now requires ensuring that the Russian leadership does not miscalculate regarding the consequence of limited nuclear first use, either regionally or against the United States itself. Russia must instead understand that nuclear first-use, however limited, will fail to achieve its objectives, fundamentally alter the nature of a conflict, and trigger incalculable and intolerable costs for Moscow. Our strategy will ensure Russia understands that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is unacceptable. More here.

The full 64 page document is here.

01/18/18

Will The 10-Year Treasury Yield 2% Highter Than Inflation, Its Historical Norm?

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Markets advanced again yesterday as companies indicate the tax overhaul will boost earnings. Treasuries fell for the same reason, a decline amplified by the belief a government shutdown will not occur.

I reiterate I am macro economically bullish, but equity average bearish. I also think the sovereign debt market has entered into a prolonged bear market where yields will perhaps rise back towards the 80-year mean of 4.7% for the 10-year Treasury.

Incidentally, historically the 10-year yields about 2% more than the inflation rate. If this correlation is still relevant, the 10-year today should yield around 4.25% to 4.5%, considerably greater than today’s 2.58% yield.

What are the odds demand pulls inflation, or inflation caused by strong demand, morphs into cost push or wage inflation? Will the 2.5% FOMC mandated inflation rate be shattered?

I think the risks favor for an upside surprise in economic data, thus suggesting possible weakness for a market that is 70% above its historical valuation based upon the PE of the S & P 500. According to the WSJ, the S & P 500 is higher than any time in the 100 years before 1998.

Like most, I do believe earnings will rise, but not enough to offset the rise in input costs and interest rates, hence valuations of the averages may become challenged. However, I also believe Main Street America will outperform Wall Street as funds gravitate back to the real economy.

What will happen today?

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was down 0.37%, Paris was up 0.05% and Frankfurt was up 0.39%. China was up 0.13%, Japan was down 0.44% and Hang Sang was up 0.43%.

The Dow should open flat. Oil inventories fell again last night, the largest withdrawal from the biggest US storage complex according to the American Petroleum Institute. The 10-year is off 4/32 to yield 2.60%.

01/17/18

Maoist Confucius Institute Infecting U.S. College Campuses

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

A China Post article reported in 2014 that “Certainly, China would have made little headway if it had named these Mao Institutes, or even Deng Xiaoping Institutes. But by borrowing the name Confucius, it created a brand that was instantly recognized as a symbol of Chinese culture, radically different from the image of the Communist Party. Where indoctrination is incubated and spies are made, courtesy of China and idiot university presidents.

Modern day Mao era propaganda and education explained.

Thank you Ethan Epstein:

Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world,” says Nancy Gutierrez, UNC Charlotte’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and “broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community,” according to a press release.

But the Confucius Institutes’ goals are a little less wholesome and edifying than they sound—and this is by the Chinese government’s own account. A 2011 speech by a standing member of the Politburo in Beijing laid out the case: “The Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad,” Li Changchun said. “It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”

Li, it now seems, was right to exult. More than a decade after they were created, Confucius Institutes have sprouted up at more than 500 college campuses worldwide, with more than 100 of them in the United States—including at The George Washington University, the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. Overseen by a branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education known colloquially as Hanban, the institutes are part of a broader propaganda initiative that the Chinese government is pumping an estimated $10 billion into annually, and they have only been bolstered by growing interest in China among American college students.

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01/17/18

DOJ Official Explains the Terror and Immigration Report

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Politico published an item regarding the White House press briefing on 1/17/2018 where a Justice Department official, Ed O’Callaghan explained several terror cases inside the United States had connective tissue to chain migration as well as illegal immigration in an effort to give rise to the whole debate on Capital Hill as it relates to DACA, funding the border wall and shutting down the Federal government if no deal is reached. The only paragraph that did not have some bias slant to it is:

The report’s release, part of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump last year, comes as the White House is pushing for changes in the U.S. immigration system that would end the diversity visa lottery program — through which a terrorist who killed eight people with a rented truck entered the U.S. — and chain migration, the practice of legal immigrants sponsoring family members’ entry into the country.

So, what is in this report?

Executive Order 13780 Section 11 Report – Final by zerohedge on Scribd

Most of the critical national security enhancements implemented and effectuated as a result of Executive Order 13780 are classified in nature, and will remain so to prevent malicious actors from exploiting our immigration system.

However, to “be more transparent with the American people and to implement more effectively policies and practices that serve the national interest,” Section 11 of Executive Order 13780 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to collect and make publicly available the following information:

(i) Information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been charged with terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; convicted of terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; or removed from the United States based on terrorism-related activity, affiliation with or provision of material support to a terrorism-related organization, or any other national-security-related reasons;

(ii) Information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been radicalized after entry into the United States and who have engaged in terrorism-related acts, or who have provided material support to terrorism-related organizations in countries that pose a threat to the United States;

(iii) Information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including so-called “honor killings,” in the United States by foreign nationals; and, (iv) Any other information relevant to public safety and security as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General, including information on the immigration status of foreign nationals charged with major offenses.

According to a list maintained by DOJ’s National Security Division, at least 549 individuals were convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016. An analysis conducted by DHS determined that approximately 73 percent (402 of these 549 individuals) were foreign-born. Breaking down the 549 individuals by citizenship status at the time of their respective convictions reveals that:

1. 254 were not U.S. citizens;
2. 148 were foreign-born, naturalized and received U.S. citizenship; and,
3. 147 were U.S. citizens by birth.

8 specific cases were listed in the report with a summary of each case. The Boston bombers were not listed in this report. They went from a tourist visa, to asylum status, to green card and one got citizenship. We also have the San Bernardino killers that arrived on a marriage visa and a cultural visa. Both of those have stay limits. The argument here in both cases they are in the spirit of chain migration.

Diplomatic favors? How about that Christmas Day bomber? How was he granted a visa?

The Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had initially had his visa denied in 2004, four years prior to his 2008 application. In 2004, he applied again, and the initial denial was overturned because a supervisory consular officer decided Abdulmuttalab’s father was too prominent in Nigerian politics and finance to upset the U.S. diplomatic applecart in that country and deny his son a visa. Ironically, this was the same father who four years later visited the U.S. embassy in Nigeria and sought to help the U.S. keep his son out of the U.S., only subsequently to have the U.S. decide he was not important enough to listen to.

The legal kicker in this visa story is that on Abdulmuttalab’s 2008 application, he lied and said he had never received a prior denial, enough to deny him a visa under law and keep him out of the country. As the matter was “considered resolved,” State Department did not look again at the 2004 denial when the young Al Qaeda operative sought another visa in 2008. Instead, he was granted the multi-year visa he used to attend an Islamic convention in Houston in 2008 and again for airline check-in on Christmas Eve.

This is incredibly embarrassing to the State Department. Despite State’s spin on this “new” fact, what this makes clear is that: (1) the intelligence community was not primarily to blame after all for failure to revoke the visa, as it should never have been issued in the first place; but (2) raises – once more – a larger issue of the State Department’s policies regarding visa issuance; and (3) whether State should continue to be responsible for the visa process. More here.

The Democrats are in a pre 9/11 mentality. After the 9/11 Commission Report, recommendations and solutions were drafted of which the congressional leaders all approved. In particular, go to page 24 of the summary as it relates to immigration.