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Google admits citing 4chan to spread fake Vegas shooter news

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:09am

Google News took the unusual step of confirming its use of the imageboard site 4chan as a news source on Monday. The admission followed Google News’ propagation of an incorrect name as a potential shooter in the tragic Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night.

A reporter from tech-news site The Outline posted the full text of an e-mail he received from an unnamed Google representative. Reporter William Turton said that he had not discussed any “attribution terms” before receiving Google’s e-mail, which confirmed that the Google News service was bombed into automatically reposting a false shooter’s name.

The incorrect shooter’s name, which Ars Technica will not repost to reduce any further robo-aggregated hits, began appearing on 4chan’s “pol” board, which is infamous for pushing intentionally inflammatory content. The name appeared on the board when its members began looking through people connected to names that had been mentioned by Las Vegas investigators. One of those people—a sibling of a person of interest who was later cleared by Vegas police of wrongdoing—had social-media attachments to left-leaning subjects such as MoveOn.org and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. Both 4chan and right-wing misinformation sites like Gateway Pundit began spreading the false name as a suspect while calling the person a “far-left loon.” (GP’s article has since been removed, but a Google Cache of it still exists.)

Google News’ statement claims that these false reports landed on the service’s “Top Stories” feed due to a burst of activity for a name that had never received many search attempts. “When the fresh 4chan story broke, it triggered Top Stories, which unfortunately led to this inaccurate result,” the statement reads.

“We use a number of signals to determine the ranking of results—this includes both the authoritativeness of a site as well as how fresh it is,” the statement continues. “We’re constantly working to improve the balance and, in this case, did not get it right.”

4chan’s inclusion anywhere near Google News’ “authoritative” list is a troubling one, since 4chan users have consistently and repeatedly used the site to promote false stories about newsworthy figures. As of press time, Google has not responded to Ars’ request to confirm the legitimacy of this reposted e-mail.

Facebook admitted to a CNN reporter to having the same false information appear on its “Crisis Response” page for “a few minutes” on Monday. “We are working to fix the issue that allowed this to happen,” the Facebook representative told CNN.

Monday’s news follows more than a year of questions about how social-media platforms like Facebook handle propagation of posts either through advertising or automatic, algorithmically selected links.

Source:  @Arstechnica.com

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KISS Stop Concert to Lead Crowd in Pledge of Allegiance

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:10pm

KISS showed once again that they don’t just have stars and stripes painted on their faces — but on their hearts too.

Before their encore Saturday night (Sept. 30) at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, the classic rock band requested the audience join them in a display of U.S. patriotism by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

“It’s always cool to love your country,” frontman Paul Stanley said, according to a report.

Unsurprisingly, fan response was divided. One supporter tweeted, “KISS just stopped their concert to take a moment to thank the veterans and say the pledge of allegiance. Pretty damn cool.”

While another wrote, “KISS made everyone do the pledge of allegiance before they would do an encore. That was the least rock and roll thing I’ve ever seen.”

This isn’t the first time the classic rockers took time to honor Old Glory.

In Sugar Land, Texas, last week, fans also recited the pledge, as video shared online appears to show most in the crowd, with hands over their hearts, complying with the request. Afterward, Stanley exclaims, “God bless America! God bless our troops!” Watch video below.

A year ago on their Freedom to Rock Tour, the band criticized NFL star Colin Kaepernick for not standing while the national anthem was played before the start of games.

Source:  @Billboard.com

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Turn Out The Lights, The Party’s Over

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:35am

Turn Out The Lights, The Party’s Over! I don’t want to hear this is some kind of false flag! Once again a mad man had vented his wrath upon people he didn’t know, who were doing him no harm. Last night, during a concert in Las Vegas, gunfire rang out as bullets sprayed from the thirty-second floor of a hotel rising above a concert. The main protection was a few palm trees. The police scanner reveals the event as it unfolds  

From the sound of the fire it was a fully automatic weapon. Most rifles fire automatic, meaning you pull the trigger once, you get one round, and you must pull it again. Full auto sprays shells until the magazine is empty, then you pop the mag out, insert another, and continue the carnage. You don’t even have to be a good shot.

The shooter had positioned himself high, a military tactic, giving him an open field of fire, similar to a deer stand. The natural confusion of the crowd, and scant cover provided the perfect victim situation. Swat teams moved in, and in one fashion or another, the active shooter wound up dead. They usually shoot themselves.

This is NOT a gun control debate! We already have laws controlling fully automatic weapons, and shooting strangers has always been illegal. No, this is a societal situation! What forces put the killer in that window? The gun was not the problem. He could have just as easily driven a car through the crowd, which seems to be “in” these days.

The hate, and rage, generated by the last four years has given us this mindset. Homelessness, disparity, and desperation fired those bullets. A man at the end of his rope. The active shooter usually knows that he will be the last victim. He sits quietly, waiting, staring down at the crowd. Then he fires the first round. Then the havoc begins. In about fifteen minutes he hears the SWAT team coming down the hall behind him. He puts the barrel in his mouth. Turn Out The Lights, The Party’s Over!

Las Vegas Shooter

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Why Left Wing Nuts Get Away with Murder

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:10pm

“Once Upon A Time, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” the left wing of the political spectrum were the vanguard of opposing the globalist warfare matrix. The anti-war movement changed the world in the 1960’s and stopped the bloody carnage in Viet Nam. Judging by today’s standards, that world is forgotten and the replacement culture has an attitude that preserving the empire is necessary no matter how trumped up the rationale is to maintain perpetual conflict. Choose the newest enemy; Jihad Islam, Russian nationalism, Chinese supremacy or North Korean belligerence and any dedicated internationalist can spin an argument why fighting the next war is necessary.

Now we all know just how half-crazed the foreign policy of mentally deranged “Bomber” McCain and his NeoCon warmonger comrades has been over the decades, but what is the excuse from the Looney Left for abandoning their moral argument that underpinned opposition to the establishment’s persistent drive to maintain a permanent war environment?

Remember the Democratic left is the party that purged the righteous and enlightened foreign policy opposition from the likes of Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, and Eric Massa; forcing each from office. Throwing them under the bus is much different from having them sitting in the back of the coach.

While regrettable these expulsions from Congress are consistent with the radical purity litmus tests required to remain within the club of ecumenical warfare. The informative site with accompanied link resources, Neoliberalism as Trotskyism for the rich makes an important point.

“Like Trotskyism, neoliberalism consider the war to impose a liberal-democratic society on weaker countries (which in modern times are countries without nuclear weapons) which cannot give a fight to Western armies are inherently just (“regime change” mentality). So both ideologies are ready to bring revolution to new countries on the tips of (The USA in case of neoliberalism) bayonets.”

Once the resistance to imperialism was seen as a desired objective for liberal wing exponents of the anti-war factions. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The persistent and expansive dominance within the deep state of the most notable NeoCon proponents has worked their way into the entire professional establishment. As the NeoLibs become indistinguishable with the fake conservatives, the liberal cause is relegated to the trash bin.

Doug Bandow writes in Forbes, Americans Should Reject Bipartisan Warmongering: Base Foreign Policy On Reluctance To Go To War and acknowledges the failure the post 911 era.

“After 9/11, President George W. Bush abandoned his campaign pledge of a “humble” foreign policy and instead unleashed America’s military throughout the Middle East, with disastrous results.

Fifteen years and another administration later, the U.S. is more entangled in violent conflicts throughout the world than ever before and there’s no end in sight. The American people understandably have rejected a foreign policy driven by regime change and nation-building.”

Well, this last conclusion is debatable. Has the public truly scorned the interventionist involvement policy?
The grassroots Trump supporters were certainly onboard, but the cold hard fact is that the will of the people has little to do with the design and implementation of foreign policy. Just as President Trump, has been held captive to the careerists from Foggy Bottom.

This brings up the discussion, why is it acceptable in the controlled and manufactured culture for liberals to jump on the train of the arms munitions machine and always get a pass on their bellicose advocacy?

The short answer, they can get away with it in a culture that blames right-wing conservatives for all wars. However, this is not based upon the real historical record. According to Willie Osterweil in the essay, Democrats Are the Real Party of War presents a compelling argument.

“Indeed, all of the major U.S. wars of the 20th century—World War I, II, Korea and Vietnam—were entered by Democratic administrations. Harry Truman, a Democrat, is still the only world leader to use a nuclear bomb on a population. And with the exception of World War II, where almost all anti-war sentiment collapsed after Pearl Harbor, these wars were entered over the objections of the left wing of the Democratic Party. But while the presence of that left wing has guaranteed that anti-war liberals rally to the Democratic side, it not yet stopped a Democratic administration from going to war.

It’s important to face this fact squarely: in the 20th century, it was the Democratic party that was the more aggressive pursuer of foreign wars. You can make whatever claim you like about historical contingency, necessity, or immediate context. None of them should convince anyone that the Democrats, as a party, are opposed to war. They’re not even more opposed to war than Republicans. They are a party of warmongers.

Many of those young anti-war Obama voters learned a hard lesson: when you put your faith, energy or activism into electing Democrats, no matter what domestic policy you support, you’re also putting your weight behind militarism, a crackdown on civil liberties, and foreign wars of aggression. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Obama’s wars, ultimately, is how, despite it all, many continue to hope for change from the Democratic Party.”

Folks, there are no successors to Eugene Joseph McCarthy a Man of Courage. The Democratic Party is every bit of a fraud as the Republican NeoCons. As for the ideological inept supporters of progressive nihilism, they are irrelevant and act as dreadful fools of the Pelosi contingent wing of the sham two-party systems.

The fake news offered up by the corporatist media is so slanted to maintain the protection racket for their heroes and heroines on the left that the condemnation of that other famous McCarthy, “Tail Gunner Joe“, applies to anyone on the right; especially if they propose an American First, non-interventionism populist viewpoint.

Back to, Once Upon A Time, the populism on the left and that of the right shared most of the same basic distrust of the political and economic elites. Not that way anymore. Even the liberal site Vox asks, Why Democrats have no foreign policy ideas.

“Washington’s foreign policy debate tends to be mostly conducted between the center and the right. The issue is typically how much force America should use rather than whether it should use it at all, or how to tweak a free-trade agreement rather than whether it should be accepted at all. Debates over pressing policy issues — from fighting ISIS to the crisis in Venezuela to handling Chinese provocations in the South China Sea — lack a left-wing voice of any prominence.

Dan Drezner, a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School admits:

“As progressives, we believe in government. And yet, the logic of a security state tends in directions that are antithetical to things we believe as progressives,” Hurlburt says. “As a security progressive, you’re constantly riding that contradiction, and you’ll never get away from it.”

His conclusions are void of the definite criticism that the Liberal Wing Nuts actually are in basic agreement with the prevailing war imposition objectives of the permanent foreign policy consortium.

So when the self-proclaimed indignation of the pseudo holier than thou libtards rationalize that their complicity in murder comes with the territory, just remember that infamous admission from war criminal, Madeleine Albright in her 60 Minutes interview.

Lesley Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And – and you know, is the price worth it?”

Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.

Who can or has the will to bring justice to the establishment elites for waging war for their globalist masters? Liberals are virtually immune to the silence of condemning progressives. This “PC” distortion of reality seldom penetrates the bubble of cover-up. When the echo chamber for leftist exemption from responsibility forgoes accountability, the entire society is drained of an opportunity for social justice.

Liberals need to see their faces in the mirror as an enabler for everlasting war. They are the bookends along with the Bush proponents that destroyed any moral imperative for world leadership. The jury is still out on the Trump administration. However, the emphatic shift to the shadow government operatives is most disturbing.

If the left really wants to be the champion of the common man, where is the pushback against a foreign policy that has changed little under Bush, Clinton, Bush Junior, Obama and now Trump?

Bombing the incompliant into submission is not a valid foreign doctrine. The bipartisan gang of warmongers is at blame when the guns explode in a salvo of death. As long as the phony war on terror goes on the net result is that the lasting causality is the body politic of our own nation. Reestablish the anti-war movement as an active vehicle for true national defense by bringing back the troops to our own shore.

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Stand for the Flag, Kneel for the Cross

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 1:55pm

The American flag is a symbol of freedom and our National Anthem is the song of freedom recognizing those who fought and died for our freedom.  It is proudly sung before ceremonies and sporting events to bring all Americans together regardless of their differences of religion, race, status, or political view.  The sports arena has always been one place all Americans were allowed to come together to root for their team.

Unfortunately, the NFL has changed everything by the ignorance of Commissioner Roger Goodell when he allowed Colin Kaepernick to protest the National Anthem and the American Flag in 2016 in his protest of “police brutality.”  He disrespectfully wore socks symbolizing police as pigs.  Goodell and others ignorantly call it free speech; but Goodell said, “No” to the Dallas Cowboys who inquired to wear a symbol on their uniform honoring police officers murdered in Dallas.  Goodell also fined Quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) for wearing non-approved clothing forcing RG3 to remove his “Know Jesus, Know Peace” shirt and turn it inside out.

While Goodell enforces some rules, he is not enforcing the NFL League Rulebook pages A62-63 pertaining to the National Anthem which states, “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.””During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in the left hand, and refrain from talking.”  “Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or, the forfeiture of draft choice(s).

Goodell is the son of a liberal New York Senator and he ignored the NFL Rulebook while allowing players to bring their politics to the stadium of “racial injustice.”

This is not about “Freedom of Speech” since the NFL is a business.  Just as the average citizens are not allowed to engage in political protests or political activity while working, neither is the NFL.  Once a player walks onto the field, he is being paid for his services.

These players who exhort their political views in protest at the same time expecting to get paid wealthy checks that America provided them are hypocrites.  If these NFL players feel the need to protest, don’t show up on game day, make your statement, and don’t get paid.  Then you won’t be hypocrites and you can go find a venue and lead your own movement.

Professional athletes are supposed to be examples for the youth of America.  These NFL players are a disgrace, except for some few exceptions.  One exception is Pittsburg Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva, who as an ex-Army Ranger broke away from his team to stand solo in recognition of flag and country.  Afterward, sales of his jersey soared to number one, while his coach criticized his patriotism.

I have shut off the NFL network and I will no longer attend any game where a player feels he can make a divisive political statement regardless of the sport.  I have better things to do than to watch political football.

The only player that should kneel are those players who meet at midfield following each football game to join together, kneel, and pray to Jesus.

These are the real players.  They are the ones that stand for the flag and kneel for the cross.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere.”  He can be emailed at [email protected]

Source: Frank Aquila.com

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How Can You Support The Confederate Flag?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:57pm

How can you support the Confederate flag if it’s racist?

Slavery was a part of global culture, internationally and nationally, North and South. The first slave traders were black African chieftains selling off their captured prisoners to the white Europeans. Slavery STILL EXISTS TODAY in jungle and desert countries, not to mention worldwide sex trafficking, and there’s nary a Confederate Flag, a Nazi goose-step, or a burning cross to be seen or heard in these environments. Discrimination is a global phenomenon.

The British flag, from which sprang the American colony when we defected to this country from England on the Mayflower, subjugated every nationality it came into contact with. Think of the British infiltration into India, and how Britain decimated the Irish Gaelic culture. AMERICAN slave ships never flew the Confederate flag, they flew the US national flag. This is the same flag that fluttered as forebears killed off the Indians of the Plains, the Irish and the Chinese on the railroads, and in the 20th century, prejudiced against the blacks, the Jews, and the handicapped and feeble-minded. You don’t see these people whining needlessly for reparations years after the fact. They’ve acclimated themselves and adjusted to the change of the times. The Blacks, Indians, Chinese and Jewish people are oftentimes prosperous when given the means to succeed, and when the Government stops robbing the coffers of Social Security to cover their liars’ debts to undeserving foreign powers, we cripples might get that chance as well. For the moment, I’m not going to sit on my ass waiting for that day. I’d die of starvation.

Had history not happened as it did, all of the complaining demographics might still be in their countries of origin today, and some of them assuredly wouldn’t enjoy the freedoms of expression and prosperity which they have attained living in this Western culture. Don’t get uppity and bite the hand that feeds you. You’re only fueling the fires of discrimination that you continue to incessantly bemoan. You’re only continuing to pick off the scab of the problem and then throw more of a tantrum because you’re confused as to why the wound doesn’t heal. The rebel flag is not the issue of bony contention. YOU, the uneducated masses of the 21st century, are the only problem in this historical equation. I support the Confederate flag because all of history is full of imperfections, and I’m not going to be guilted into shame for one flag simply because a solitary group of offended persons wants to pitch a childish hissy-fit about it. If you advocate for historical decimation and obscurity in ANY WAY, you’re no better than the Islamic State, the Nazi fascist, or the Communist regime. You don’t deserve to breathe free air. You don’t deserve to be an American citizen.

Melissa Delph-Delance

Clevenger &a Witt

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School Bullies

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:44pm

Bullies at school have always been there. There was this kid back when I was in the fourth grade, Vince, I still remember his name. Vince would track me down during recess and pick, hit, and insult me to the point that I avoided going out with the other kids, hiding in the bathroom. He found me there, too. Well, this was 1950’s Louisiana, and with a little discovery, one day I found Vince had a glass jaw.

His was an open and shut case of gross intimidation. Find a smaller kid and threaten him to get his lunch money. There’s another style, more subtle, but much more dangerous. To belong is most important to a child. To be accepted by peers is job one when the boy or girl enters school, leaving the familiar behind. When other children hold the keys to the popularity door you have an element of control. What follows is a type of hazing, a series of tests, if you will. Tasks assigned to prove worthiness to be part of the group, or club.

The bullied child doesn’t know they’re being bullied. All they know is they aren’t good enough, but if they can rise to the occasion maybe, just maybe they’ll be able to eat the crumbs from their master’s table. Their value as a person is fully controlled by the peer group which in turn is orchestrated by a bully. The requests range from meeting and talking with the group all the way up to stealing from mommy’s purse, and meeting in the park to distribute the loot.

The victim has low self esteem at this point, and approval is paramount. What you get is a beautiful, intelligent little girl who would occasionally swipe a cookie, stealing two hundred dollars to hand out at the city park restroom. The victim is never allowed into the group, that was never the plan. A group formed with a mission of looking down its nose at other kids has all of its members from the onset, and the bully who runs the whole thing has no intention of allowing a possible replacement for their position to join the ranks.

My point of telling you these things is to alert you to your child’s world. The little girl doesn’t know she’s beautiful. She doesn’t know she comes from a family of means. She doesn’t know that she’s in the top IQ percentage. All she knows is the one thing she lacks is acceptance by her school mates. She’s willing to run away from home to get it, and if she’s denied the results can be terrible! Listen to your child. Pay attention to friends. Get to know parents. Alert the school. Childhood is a bumpy road, and don’t think a child doesn’t feel the bumps just because you can’t see them!

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COME RALLY AROUND THE FLAG

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:06am

The movement which has swept through the NFL in refusing to stand and show respect for the American flag is misguided at best and subversive at worst. These highly paid NFL players have become wealthy because of the American free enterprise system. Yet like spoiled children these foolish players flaunt visceral hatred toward the very nation and American values, which have given these miscreants such abundance.

NFL players refusal to stand and salute Old Glory not only disrespects the American republic, American traditions and American values, but more profoundly demonstrates shameful contempt for the underpaid brave soldiers of the armed services and law enforcement. More searching is these pampered overpaid players manifesting outrageous contempt for the underpaid members of the armed services.

Perhaps, the Johnny Cash song, “ This ragged Old Flag”  most succinctly captures the American feeling towards our national symbol in Old Glory.

Consider the sublime feeling put to pen by Minna Irving.

“A nation thrills, a nation bleeds,

A nation follows where it leads,

And every man is proud to yield

His life upon a crimson field

For Betsy’s battle flag.”

(Minna Irving)

These overpaid spoiled NFL players cannot hold a candle to the United States Marines who raised the American republics flag after the hard won ground on Iwo Jima.

It is the symbol of the marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima which American citizens should revere and hold sacred not the foolish ignorance of certain NFL players lest we forget the sacrifice of these American heros.

Consider the testimony of marine Hamilton, a survivor of Iwo Jima.

Yet, these selfish self-absorbed NFL players disregard the sacrifice and patriotism of men like Hamilton. How dare these overpaid self-centered and pampered players.Francis Scott Key

thought of a better class of Americans. Americans Mr. Key watched dying for the promise of the young American republic. Perhaps, these contemptuous NFL players should go to Canada or other nations to play football-dare say, most Americans no longer want them playing for the NFL or living in America,

Defence Of Fort Mchenry (Stars And Stripes Forever) – Poem by Francis Scott Key

O! say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there –

O! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze o’er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,

In full glory reflected now shines on the stream –

‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave

O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havock of war and the battle’s confusion

A home and a country should leave us no more?

Their blood has wash’d out their foul foot-steps’ pollution,

No refuge could save the hireling and slave,

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave;

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

O! thus be it ever when freemen shall stand

Between their lov’d home, and the war’s desolation,

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land

Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto – ‘In God is our trust! ‘

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Francis Scott Key

Consider a real American and NFL player, a player worthy of the brave soldiers who fought and died for the American ideal and liberty. Former army ranger Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers defied his coach and the spoiled NFL protestors as a true American hero and patriot. Watch as this decorated veteran stand up for America.

America saluted Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva by buying his jersey and supporting the ranger.

Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva act was an implicit salute to the flag was a call to all Americans to “ Rally Round the Flag”.

These protesting NFL players are just simply wrong. Let them quietly donate their wealth to worthy causes but as President Trump has correctly and appropriately called upon these self-centered spoiled players to cease disrespecting American patriots and sullying our national flag. Come Rally Round the Flag!

 

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Democrats created Nuclear North Korea, Iran

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:45pm

Democrats created Nuclear North Korea, Iran

America is in danger and faces a real threat of a terrifying.

North Korea has the capability of firing an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) attached with a nuclear war head with the ability to hit the United States, due to an agreement in 1994.  President Bill Clinton arranged $4 billion in energy aid to North Korea for a commitment from North Korea to freeze and dismantle their Nuclear Weapon Development Program.  Essentially, the US gave money to North Korea on a promise with no verification.  Clinton said in 1994, “This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world.”  Instead, North Korea pocketed billions of American tax dollars to expedite the same nuclear program they promised to dismantle.

Now President Trump has a dilemma to deal with.  As time passes, North Korea continues to development more long range capabilities.  If Trump attacks North Korea to prevent an attack on America, he will be blamed for the risk of massive civilian lives lost in North Korea or potentially an attack on South Korea or Japan.  Guam and Hawaii as well as targets along Washington, Oregon, and California are within reach of the nuclear ICBM.  However, if Trump does not attack, North Korea’s technology will continue to provide them many more options as they gain advanced nuclear weapon technology, including a nuclear submarine capable of striking a number of targets.

The unfortunate deal by President Clinton with North Korea is now mirrored by the same deal President Obama made with Iran.

Robert Kauffman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University stated, “(President) Obama’s feckless nuclear deal (with Iran) is the sequel.”  “We have lifted sanctions on Iran, infusing that tottering economy with much-needed cash, in exchange for an agreement that enables Iran to cross the nuclear threshold.”  He continued that we cannot “enforce the agreement even if we detect unambiguous violation because enforcement depends on the U.N. Security Council.

America and its citizens are in danger since President Clinton and Obama both allowed North Korea and Iran to develop nuclear weapons.  Like North Korea is the threat of today, Iran will be the threat of tomorrow.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere.”  He can be emailed at [email protected]

Source: Frank Aquila @frankaquila.wordpress.com

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A One-Sided Deal Hopefully Soon Gone

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 1:37pm

“We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces…When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission.”
– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s words said after President Trump’s historic U.N. speech

While we have all been focusing on North Korea…and rightfully so…just three days ago Iran tested their new Khoramshahr medium-range missile mere hours after it was unveiled at a Tehran military parade…a successful launch shown on state television courtesy of in-flight video carried within the missile’s nose. And they did so in direct defiance of warnings issued by President Trump…warnings alluding to the fact that he was ready to pull the U.S. out of Obama’s ‘very bad’ nuclear deal…the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…a deal signed in 2015 by the ‘so-called’ P5+1…as in the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council…China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, plus Germany.

And know that these nations…save for us of course…still support this deal no matter that Iran continues to claim that the nuclear deal was never intended to address any other issues except nuclear bomb building and/or uranium enrichment…meaning the testing of missiles…delivery or otherwise…was never part of the deal.

And while the deal itself between Iran and the P5+1 did not specifically prohibit Iran from developing or testing missiles, the fact is that after the agreement went into effect the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Iran not to take any actions related to ballistic missiles…missiles “designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons” for at least eight years…to which Iran still argues that the tests they are currently conducting are solely for defensive purposes. Playing the semantics card by using the wording of the Security Council’s own resolution against them, we all know that said missiles are indeed designed to carry nuclear warheads…and Iran knows we know and just does not care.

So while President Trump will report to Congress on October 15th as to whether or not he believes Iran remains in compliance with both the nuclear deal itself and with the Security Council resolution, and whether it remains in our best interests to continue to be part of this still ‘very bad’ nuclear deal…know that our president has indeed already made his decision, but being the savvy game player that he is he knows not to speak of his decision before said announced date as it would then give our enemy an upper hand of sorts.

But also know that if President Trump does indeed decide that Iran has not met its previously agreed upon obligations…especially in regards to their ongoing missile testing…missile testing that could give them the much needed technical ‘smarts’ for a nuclear delivery system by the time the deal’s ‘sunset clause’ expires in 2025 or even before…that is if they do not already have it and possibly even be sharing it with North Korea’s mad man-child Kim Jong-un. And that would allow U.S. lawmakers to reimpose even stricter and more punishing sanctions against the Iranian regime which, in and of itself, would lead to the collapse of the agreement.

Now as to Iran’s newest ballistic missile…Iranian Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Commander, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, told reporters that the Khoramshahr missile just tested has a range of 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads, but quickly added the usual rhetoric that all of Iran’s missiles are only designed to carry conventional warheads alone…yeah right…and that they have a limited range of about 1243 miles, but he let it be known that they have the technology to go further. But none of those mile numbers really matter as our ally Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf are already within Iran’s missile range and have been for quite some time.

And now another item of sorts is getting thrown into this nuclear deal mix for can it really be that with Iran’s previous missile tests being not so different than this newest one has led to an epiphany moment for National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster…a moment so life changing that it led him to flip on his once diehard support of Obama’s ‘very bad’ nuclear deal. And why do I say this, on last Thursday’s ‘New Day’ show on CNN, host Chris Cuomo asked Gen. McMaster what he thought of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. First responding by calling said deal “fundamentally flawed” and that the Trump White House is concerned about what to do about Iran’s “destabilizing behavior,” it was his words, “It gave the Iranian regime all the benefits upfront…and then the incompleteness of the deal…which really could give the regime cover to advance a nuclear program.”…that heralded a complete 180 degree turn from his past words said.

Where Gen. McMaster had once believed that “establishing regular diplomatic talks with Tehran could help reduce the suspicion of Iran not fulfilling the terms of the nuclear deal, and prevent war,” he now has jumped on the ‘Trump train’…so to speak…by saying that, “We’ve taken a holistic look at this…what’s different about the President’s approach is he didn’t just look at the Iran deal — he placed his decision on the Iran deal on broad context of how we protect American citizens, American interests, how we protect our allies and partners from Iran’s broad range of destabilizing behavior.”

See Gen. McMaster’s ‘New Day’ interview with Chris Cuomo here:

A complete and total flip-flop and words I do not for even a moment believe…for these words said are from the very man whom former Secretary of State John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry alluded to in a speech given on June 5, 2017…months after McMaster joined the Trump administration…as being the “best bet” for keeping the nuclear agreement alive. Interesting words for sure but what exactly did Kerry base his words upon. How about that from September 2006 until February 2017…in other words up until he was appointed National Security Advisor replacing Gen. Michael Flynn…McMaster was listed as a member of the British-based think tank ‘International Institute for Strategic Studies’ (IISS).

While at IISS, McMastere served as a consulting senior fellow regarding military history; civil-military relations; development and security; and conflict and conflict prevention. But the sticking point here is that the IISS is bankrolled by many multinational corporate firms doing billions of dollars in business in and with Iran…our enemy Iran…and who has as one of the chief donors a George Soros-funded nonprofit that was identified by the Obama administration as being central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and to the media. While of course not serving there now, McMaster remains in contact with his former colleagues.

Now add in that McMaster basically fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a Trump aide, from the National Security Council simply because he opposed the Iran nuclear deal…he also removed Rich Higgins, the NSC’s director of strategic planning and another voice against the Iran nuclear deal…as well as removing Derek Harvey, who like the others also opposed the Iran deal no matter that he was the man who held the Middle East portfolio at the NSC…and McMaster did all this in what some newspapers called a “sweep of Iran hard-liners.”

Then there’s rummages now coming out of D.C. that McMaster has reportedly been continuing to urge both President Trump himself as well as his administration to re-certify Iran’s compliance with Obama’s ‘very bad’ nuclear deal no matter his current words said…no matter that President Trump himself has rightfully called this deal “one of the worst transactions the U.S. has ever entered into.”

So, the bottom line for me in regards to Gen. McMaster’s newest words regarding what remains a ‘very bad’ nuclear deal, is that his now flip-flopping placating words said are said solely to try and save his position withing the administration…what with more and more folks telling the president that McMaster might not be who he seems on the surface. And I do not trust him, I do not believe anything he says, and I so do question his loyalty to our president for besides the old adage that leopards never change their spots is that I believe once an islamic condoner it is a safe bet to say always an islamic condoner.

But even if you remove McMaster from the mix, one can easily surmise from Iran’s own words said that they have no intention now nor ever of living up to the deal they agreed to. And that becomes more than a bit obvious in the very words Iran has repeatedly spewed…words to the affect that it has no choice but to boost its defenses because its “regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia” have signed arms contracts with Washington and other Western governments. “We will strengthen our defense and military capabilities whether you want it or not,” Iran’s President Rouhani said but a few days ago as a direct response to Trump’s ‘America First’ speech at the U.N. General Assembly last week.

Adding that Washington “creates problems for the peoples of our region every day and boast of selling arms to the bloodthirsty Zionist regime which has been attacking the peoples of our region for 70 years like a cancerous tumor,” is something I find quite humorous in a dark and maybe picky sort of way as Israel has only been a country for 69 years not the 70 years Iran claims…give these islamic sorts an inch and they will surely take a mile.

So where does all this leave us now that we have a president who understands the ramifications that we’ve been ‘had’ by the previous president who catered to the whim of his brethren over the security of the world. President Trump said it best in a recent tweet…the U.S. doesn’t have “much of an agreement” after Tehran again test fired a ballistic missile. And with his adding that “They are also working with North Korea,” Trump knows well that we must not let the “murderous Iranian regime” continue its destabilizing activities as it builds “dangerous missiles”…to which I will add or helps another dangerous regime to do so.

In other words, while we know President Trump is well-skilled in the ‘art of the deal’…in this case his alluding that he may renegotiate the nuclear pact or de-certify what he called “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions” in U.S. history and a total “embarrassment to the United States”…is but a smoke and mirrors buildup for what is his final decision…a final decision he probably made when Iran publicly stated that renegotiation is not option. And we know President Trump does not take well to threats…veiled or otherwise.

Just ask Mr. “Rocket Man” who now sees U.S. Air Force bombers and fighter escorts going further north than the demilitarized zone about the “clear message” that sends…for actions now taken by this president against America’s enemies do indeed speak louder than even forceful words said.

Be ready Iran…you…I’m sure…are rightfully next on President Trump’s ‘hit list.’
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Mainstream political polls commit fraud

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:47pm

The credibility of mainstream political polls took a serious hit following the 2016 election. Most predicted an easy victory for Hillary Clinton. The entire political class believed she was a shoo-in, and that the election would be a mere formality. But the polls and the pundits were wrong, glaringly so.

It appears they are wrong again, because they persist in making the same mistakes they have been making for years.

Most pollsters and pundits report that President Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank — consistently in the mid- to upper-30 percent range. His disapproval rates average a whopping 57 percent, according to the polls cited below.

The following table reveals why.

In every poll, Democrat respondents outnumbered Republicans by significant amounts. The Economist poll was the worst. Only 24 percent of respondents (360) were Republicans compared to 38 percent (570) Democrats – which means that 58 percent more Democrats were polled than Republicans, as shown in the %D/R column. On average, in these seven widely recognized national polls, only 29 percent (409 people) of the total 1,383 polled were Republicans, while 37 percent (518) were Democrats. Another way of saying it is that, on average, 29 percent more Democrats than Republicans were polled.

This occurs because of the way these polls are constructed. Most use a methodology that queries a random sample of adults. That sounds “fair” and one would expect it to produce roughly equivalent numbers of Republicans and Democrats, but it does not.

All of these polls were taken in August except Gallup, which does not make public the political party composition of its polling samples. Gallup’s May poll — a three-day moving average — was listed instead because Gallup provided political party breakdown. Its latest poll, however, puts Trump’s approval/disapproval rate at 38 percent/56 percent, which isn’t much different from the May poll cited.

Gallup was contacted twice to provide demographic information for its latest poll, but refused to do so. One must question why one of the most widely quoted polling organizations does not allow people to easily discover the political party breakdown of poll respondents.

According to pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin Associates, using random samples of adults without further stratification tends to include more young people and females — both groups more likely to be Democrats. Because it is random, it may even include non-citizens. Using this survey methodology, Independents are more likely to poll like Democrats. By using the random sample method, pollsters know they will get a disproportionate number of Democrats and/or people who respond like Democrats, but since few people delve into the weeds to examine polling demographics, the polls are taken to be legitimate.

This is also the least expensive way to poll, providing another reason why so many polls skew the results to the left — independent of any deliberate bias.

Quoted in an article by the Daily Caller, Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica, an independent polling organization, said:

I do know inherently there is a Democratic bias in the polls. And most [pollsters] will deny it… Typically, the mainstream media and the major polling companies will never admit their bias to you. This is like an alcoholic not admitting to using alcohol. They are in denial.

Quoted in the same article, independent pollster John Zogby said, “I am a liberal Democrat, but I always felt that other polls over-sampled Democrats and under-sampled Republicans.”

A few polls query registered voters, which may eliminate non-citizens and improve the results somewhat. The Politico poll, for example, queries registered voters. It shows only a 4 percentage point spread between Republicans and Democrats and provides one of the highest Trump approval ratings of all polls listed in the table.

But this is not always a reliable measure, either. For example, the Economistpoll claims to query “registered voters,” however, voter registration is not verified by directly questioning poll respondents. It is calculated using Census Bureau estimates of the overall registered voter population. So the veracity of the “registered voters” figure is questionable in this poll. Only 24 percent of respondents were Republicans, while 38 percent were Democrats.

Using registered voters is not the best measure, either, because many registered voters never actually vote. McLaughlin says that polling likely voters, while more expensive and time consuming, produces more accurate and representative poll numbers. Voter turnout in the last four elections averaged 32 percent Republican and 34 percent Democrat.

McLaughlin told me that any poll that departs significantly from those averages will bias the results.

As McLaughlin explains:

For example, in our recently completed national poll, Republicans approve the job the President is doing 90% to 8% disapprove. In contrast among Democrats only 17% approve of the President while 80% disapprove. So for each point you take away from a poll’s Republican affiliation, you’re taking a point away from the President’s job approval. Conversely, when you add five points more Democrats, you’re adding four points to the President’s disapproval. It’s that simple.

McLaughlin Associates uses likely voters, as does Rasmussen. Using this method, Trump’s approval ratings are significantly better, currently averaging 46 percent, while the disapproval rate is lower. Similarly, the breakdown of Republicans versus Democrats reflects how people would likely vote if an election were held today, as opposed to a random sample or even a sample of registered voters.

The left-wing bias embedded in most national polls also skews poll responses on virtually all partisan issues, giving an inaccurate reading of public sentiment on everything from taxes to school choice, from immigration to national defense.

McLaughlin says:

Not only does it affect [Trump’s] job rating and favorable rating, it also affects the policies and issues these polls purport to measure. Maybe this is why so many Republicans, Independents and Trump voters seem to disregard media polls. It appears the media is once again sacrificing its credibility for its liberal, anti-Trump bias.

The McLaughlin poll had many other results that should get Congress, and congressional leadership in particular, to sit up and take notice:

      • Only 21 percent believe congressional leadership is helping “drain the swamp.” Forty-nine percent said that congressional leadership supports the swamp.
      • Sixty-three percent believe House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be replaced.
      • Only 15 percent said they would support the reelection of Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell.
      • A majority of those who support Ryan and McConnell are Democrats.
      • More people (21 percent) support Antifa street thugs than Ryan and McConnell.
      • Forty-six percent are more likely to vote for their member of Congress if they support Trump’s immigrant vetting policies; 38 percent are more likely to vote for them if they don’t.
      • Fifty-two percent are more likely to vote for their member of Congress if the lawmaker supports Trump’s ban on transgenders in the military: 28 percent are less likely to vote for their member if the lawmaker supports transgenders in the military.
      • Fifty-six percent of voters favor repealing and replacing Obamacare; 39 percent oppose.
      • Fifty percent are less likely to vote for their member of Congress if the lawmaker refuses to repeal Obamacare mandates and taxes, while 36 percent are more likely to vote for their lawmaker.
      • Fifty-three percent of voters favor less government; only 32 percent want more.Congress recently held a hearing on curtailing free speech. The McLaughlin poll reveals that:
      • Eighty-five percent believe freedom of speech is a fundamental right. Only 9 percent believe it should be restricted when offensive.
      • Despite the fallout from Charlottesville, Virginia, 85 percent believe the Constitution supports the rights of everyone to freedom of speech, no matter how offensive. Only 8 percent believe it should be restricted.
      • Sixty-three percent oppose Antifa efforts to silence people they disagree with.
      • Forty-three percent oppose Internet companies using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “hate list.” This blacklist names many mainstream conservative groups the SPLC disagrees with politically.
      • Only 32 percent supported using the SPLC’s list.

This poll suggests that many more voters support conservative ideas and policies than mainstream media polls claim. Congress should take a very close look at this poll, because it is a much better indication of those policies and candidates a majority is likely to support.

Source:  @BombThrowers.com

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God Bless America

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 4:18pm

God Bless America! Did you think the shift back to God Bless America from God Less America would be easy? As we morphed from simple politeness to full blown political correctness the left descended into an orgy of depravity cheered on by eight years of support from the “Black House” contrived to devide and conquer everything that was holy, decent, and precious to Americans

As America struggled to show itself to be a true melting pot it quickly became a kiln, and then proceeded to hell as the liberals danced around the golden calf promoting every blasphemy known to man. You wonder where ANTIFA came from? These are the children of perdition. Their father is the father of all lies, Barack Obama! The end result of Affirmative Action gone wrong.

We now have no moral code, no common sense, no national pride, and no respect. And it has nothing to do with gender recognition or black lives mattering or North Korea or how many times a thug gets shot while bull rushing a cop. It’s all about the press secretary not being able to hold a simple press conference without having to fend questions about the president defending the flag. Donald Trump holds his hand over his heart at the sound of the national anthem, Obama held his balls! Nigga please!

Affirmative Action only affirmed that blacks are not capable of succeeding without a massive edge forced upon society, and if that’s not racism I’m not a white boy from Austin. The left has been enabled by eight years of a social experiment that failed miserably. The NFL is a prime example. A freaking reality show where at the very least these millionaires can show respect for the flag that allows them to work one day a week playing a game high school kids play for free!

It’s turning ever so slowly, but it’s turning. We are experiencing the birth of a nation, and the labor pains are causing howls from ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and a minority that has torn at the fabric of our society since the worst president in history placed his lying hand in that Bible in 2008! So, God Bless America and God Damn those who seek to destroy her. The sad thing is those who have struggled for decades to heal the divisions of the Civil War have to start all over again to heal the divisions of the liberal reconstruction of our nation. It won’t be easy, but it can be done, and God WILL Bless America again!

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Build the Wall Build the Wall Build the Wall

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 2:43am

President Trump’s speech before the UN was interesting in many ways.

He put the multinational globalists on official notice that he has their number and as far as he’s concerned their number is up.  He let the UN bureaucrats know that their red tape parades have got to be reined in.  He called socialism what it is, a failure.  He held up capitalism as the means for raising people out of poverty and ignorance.  He made the case for sovereignty both national, personal, and individual freedom.  He pointed out that the US carries a disproportionate load for the support of the UN and that this has got to change or they might be looking for spare change if America cuts its funding for what has become an anti-American debating society.  In other words, he let the world know that as far as his administration is concerned from now on it’s going to be America First.

He laid out some markers in foreign affairs for North Korea, Syria, Iran and Venezuela.  He avoided platitudes and spoke bluntly of his thoughts about some of the disastrous deals made by previous administrations that empowered and inspired our enemies just as they discouraged our allies.  He let everyone know he felt free to abort or amend these deals with American interests in mind this time.

The first speech at the UN is a right-of-passage for all new presidents.  President Trump speaking to a room full of collectivist socialists pointed out such realities as the problem in Venezuela isn’t that socialism hasn’t been properly implemented the problem is that it’s been implemented at all.  He was forthright and presented a good argument that freedom and capitalism is a superior system to coercion and socialism.  For all this we should celebrate and give thanks that President Trump won in November 2016.

In the last election we had the choice between the last nail in our coffin and a chance.  We now have a chance.  America’s place on the world stage is being clarified by President Trump.  But we need to keep things in perspective.

We need to keep our eye on the prize.  What good will it do to gain the world if we lose the homeland?  It was mainly domestic issues that drove everyone to the polls to prevent Hillary’s coronation.  We want America back not the globalist collective the Progressives have been shoving down our throat.

Stop the migration invasion.  Secure the border.  No amnesty.  Bring our troops home from around the world and let them make us secure.  Build the wall, build the wall, build the wall.

Those who say we cannot build a wall need to take a look at the border between North and South Korea.  It may not be a smaller version of the Great Wall but it’s effective.  Or look at the wall Israel built on their border with the Palestinian Authority.  If these secure borders can be built, guarded, and maintained why can’t we do the same thing on our Southern border?

Bring our troops home from Korea.  Why should they be there as a trip wire?  Their deaths are meant to do nothing else but guarantee that we’ll be involved in the next war.  Let South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan deal with the suicidal Rocket Man.  Their populations and economies are much larger than the gulag which is North Korea.

Bring our troops home from Germany.  Lately the Germans and French seem friendlier to Russia than they do to us so who are we protecting them from?  Themselves?

Why should we spend billions each year to maintain these garrison troops left over from wars fought more than a half century ago.  Instead of spending that money overseas post the troops to our southern border and spend that money in our own country.

DACA is a Trojan horse.  Give amnesty to anyone and you’ll end up giving it to everyone.  The minute it becomes law the ACLU, CAIR, LA Raza and all the other America Last front groups will file challenges to the law’s supposedly iron-clad limitations.  These inevitable law suits will give liberal activist judges the opportunity to prop the door open.  They’ll argue, “Why is it fair that some get citizenship and others don’t?”  If the Trump Administration dares to stand against these attempts to stretch a limited amnesty into a come-one-come-all free-for-all the Ninth Circuit will get the opportunity to slap them down and knock the door off its hinges.

President Trump, for standing up to the globalists in their lair you are to be commended.  Out here in fly-over country most are proud to hear you speak for us bravely and forthrightly to these representatives of demagogues and dictators.

But please, keep your eye on the prize.  If you reform the Obamacare health insurance debacle, reform taxes, and cut regulations you’ll go down as one of the greatest presidents in our history.  However, when a patient is hemorrhaging the first thing to do is stop the bleeding.  So first of all as our Commander-in-Chief, the one charged with protecting the nation, build the wall build the wall, build the wall.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

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EU — funded exhibit ‘Islam, It’s Also Our History!’ opening delayed by radical Islamic massacres

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:16pm

“We want to make clear to Europeans that Islam is part of European civilisation and that it isn’t a recent import but has roots going back 13 centuries.”

Indeed, but Islam’s presence in Europe was always about invasion and conquest. It was never an integral part of European civilization, and this new Muslim migrant influx is…about invasion and conquest. How bitterly ironic that “after the Paris attacks in November 2015 and the Brussels bombings in March 2016, authorities and organisers were forced to postpone the arrival of the touring exhibition in the city.” But they didn’t wake up.

“‘Islam, It’s Also Our History!’: EU Funded Exhibition, Featuring Fake Bomb, Opens After Terror Delay,” by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, September 21, 2017:

A European Union (EU) funded exhibition, called ‘Islam, It’s also our history!’, has opened in Brussels after months of delays caused by Islamic terror attacks and security concerns.

The project tracks the impact of Islam in Europe throughout history, focusing on positive achievements in medicine, philosophy, architecture, and food, as well as the migrant crisis and recent terror attacks.

The exhibition includes items of historical interest, as well as “artistic” installations showing the full-face veil and fake terrorist bombs.

The project, in the EU’s capital, has cost the European taxpayer €2,500,000 according to the website of the European Commission, the unelected executive branch of the EU. A statement claims:

“The historical evidence displayed by the exhibition – the reality of an old-age Muslim presence in Europe and the complex interplay of two civilisations that fought against each other but also interpenetrated each other – underpins an educational and political endeavour: helping European Muslims and non Muslims alike to better grasp their common cultural roots and cultivate their shared citizenship.”

Isabelle Benoit, a historian with Tempora, the organisation that designed the exhibition, told AP: “We want to make clear to Europeans that Islam is part of European civilisation and that it isn’t a recent import but has roots going back 13 centuries.”

However, after the Paris attacks in November 2015 and the Brussels bombings in March 2016, authorities and organisers were forced to postpone the arrival of the touring exhibition in the city. Organisers also struggled to find a venue as many were concerned that the event would attract controversy.

The exhibition finally opened on the 15th of September at the Vanderborght Building, which is owned by the Brussels city authorities.

“Should we cancel it or at least postpone it until happier circumstances? Definitely not, we believe,” the website insists. “It is precisely because the timing is tragic that it is important to show our contemporaries the extraordinary richness of this history, which has helped to make us what we are.”

In fact, the event’s website claims that the timing of the event, during a wave of Islamic immigration and terror, is significant and some installation references the migrant crisis and Islamist attacks.

An installation by Danish artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen commemorates migrants who have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and an installation by a U.S. artist, Gregory Green, shows a Louis Vuitton case with a fake bomb inside.

The website says: “It turns out that our exhibition comes at a very relevant time in history when the meeting between Europe and Islam is witnessed by citizens from the continent in all its tragic manifestations – massive and chaotic waves of immigration, senseless terrorist violence, feelings of alienation, incomprehension and hostility.”

The opening of the exhibition comes as the EU releases a report claiming Muslims are discriminated against in the labour and housing markets in Europe due to their names and the way they dress….

Source: Robert Spencer @fitnaphobia.com

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EU’s Margrethe Vestager, the Dane Who Is Google’s Bane

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:07pm

If the critics of Silicon Valley needed a leader, many would turn to Denmark’s Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s top antitrust regulator.

Around the world, authorities and governments now look to the elegant Dane who in June slapped Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results.

Google hit back on Monday, filing an appeal at EU court, embittering ties between Europe and Silicon Valley even further.

The decision was the biggest blow ever inflicted on the US tech juggernaut and came less than a year after Vestager shocked the world with an order that iPhone manufacturer Apple repay EUR 13 billion in back taxes in Ireland.

But despite her thunderbolt decisions, Vestager, who took office as EU competition commissioner in late 2014, is also known for infusing one of the EU’s most feared positions with a welcome dose of humanity.

Across the EU institutions, Vestager is considered one of the most popular of the commission’s 28 commissioners.

“She’s loved by her team, and hugely respected,” said a high-level Brussels official familiar with the often austere corridors of EU power.

Vestager’s vast, bright office in the commission’s Berlaymont headquarters is unlike most others.

The walls are cribbed with personal photographs – including of her three daughters – pinned alongside spirited, colourful pieces by Danish artist Kristina Gordon.

Her small desk faces out to the Brussels skyline suggesting more contemplative work than that of an official feared by highly paid lawyers and boardroom executives.

‘I really liked it’
In an interview with AFP, Vestager spoke of her anti-trust portfolio matter-of-factly, but sparked to talk of the promise of Europe that she said had grown stronger from the drama of the debt crisis and Brexit.

“It’s as if everyone has lifted up their gaze and said OK they want to leave, we’ll find the best way to enable that, but for the rest of us: ahead!” she said.

Vestager, who inspired her country’s hit television political drama Borgen, developed a taste for Europe’s potential when the EU was at its miserable worst, caught in the throes of the eurozone debt crisis.

“One of the reasons I got enthusiastic about this was when I was minister of economics in Denmark,” Vestager said.

“We got the EU presidency so I was head of the Ecofin (the monthly meetings of EU ministers) only three months after I was minister: you set the agenda, you lead the meetings… and I really liked it,” Vestager said.

The year was 2012 and Europe, including non-euro member Denmark, was caught in the fires of the debt crisis, with unemployment very high and economic growth worryingly low.

Vestager said she ended up chairing 33 meetings as she and the other EU ministers painstakingly built the first pillars of a still unfinished banking union.

“We have a well working democracy even though we are so different… That is not seen very often,” Vestager said as she reminisced of the urgency of that moment.

‘Not a lawyer’
It is hard to exaggerate how much of a change Vestager has brought to the insular world of anti-trust competition law.

Instead of bible-length opinions and mind-numbing jargon, Vestager insists on an everyman approach to anti-trust.

“I think its a good thing that I’m not a lawyer… because I’m never tempted to be a better lawyer than the lawyers,” said Vestager, who studied economics at Copenhagen University before embarking on a political career.

It is crucial “to bring that perspective every time we make a decision. Of course it should be legally waterproof but it is also important to see the broader perspective every time because otherwise the risk is that you get stuck in the detail,” she said.

It is this desire to always think of the voter and headlines that bothers her critics who see Vestager as too political for the antitrust portfolio.

Sometimes nicknamed back home as “Margrethe III,” an allusion to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, she became her country’s first female minister, at the age of 29, when she was named in 1998 to the education and ecclesiastical affairs portfolio.

But observers in Denmark say her options back home are limited, having already won all the top jobs — including deputy prime minister – that are available to her small social liberal party.

Unsurprisingly, Vestager hinted that she would like to stay on in Europe.

“My philosophy is that if you try to do your best in the job you have, then the next job will also be a good job,” Vestager told AFP.

“Then probably or hopefully I will also be busy on the other side maybe of… the next mandate,” she said, with her eye obviously to the future.

Source: Gadgets.ndtv.com

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Citizens for Trump endorses Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate as Trump says Strange endorsement a ‘mistake’

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 4:29pm

Late last week, the grassroots organization “Citizens for Trump” announced that it is endorsing Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race against incumbent Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was named Attorney General.

The statement by Tim Selaty Sr., Executive Director of Citizens for Trump, reads:

Citizens for Trump is proud to endorse former Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Judge Roy Moore for U.S Senate. Judge Moore is an avid and loyal supporter of President Trump’s. The Judge has proven to be a great man of principle and integrity by his conduct.

We’re honored to support Judge Moore and believe he’s the clear choice to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate and the only candidate who’ll work closely with President Trump to Make America Great again for all its citizenry.
We urge all of our fellow Alabama Trump supporters to vote for Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday, September 26.

Jan Morgan, National Spokeswoman for the organization, gave the following statement:

President Trump, however, has endorsed “swamp creature” Luther Strange, but on Friday said that endorsement may have been a mistake.

“We have to be loyal in life,” he said. “There is something called loyalty, and I might have made a mistake and I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake.”

According to Breitbart:

Trump appeared in Alabama for a campaign rally for Strange, despite polling showing him still lagging behind his primary challenger conservative Judge Roy Moore.

Trump predicted that if Strange lost, his political opponents and the media would cite it as a big loss for Trump, but that he wanted to repay the appointed senator for his loyal support in the Senate.

“Both are good men,” Trump said, referring to Strange and Moore.

He specified that his decision was about loyalty and picking a candidate that could win in a general election.

“Luther will definitely win … Roy has a very good chance of not winning in the general election,” Trump said.

Trump continued to assert that Strange doesn’t know Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., despite the $8 million the McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund Super PAC has spent on his behalf.

The president also claimed that Strange is a newcomer to Washington, D.C., despite the fact that Strange has spent eight years as a D.C. lobbyist for an Alabama-based gas utility company.

Breitbart.com said:

He began working at Sonat in 1980 and was promoted to head of the company’s Washington office in 1985, representing Sonat in Congress until 1994, according to al.com.

He also used to rent an apartment from Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) in D.C. in the 1980s, according to USA Today, and he and his wife own an apartment in Washington, according to al.com.

And it seems that Strange is beginning to feel a certain amount of desperation.  In the final days of the campaign, he released what was described as a “Willie Horton” type of attack in a context-less ad that implied Moore shielded a child molester from justice and downplayed the seriousness of child sex abuse as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Breitbart reported:

According to Strange’s ad, a “liberal court” struck down “a” Higdon conviction. Glossed over is the word “a.” At no point was Higdon’s 23-year sentence in question. Instead, the case concerned a second count of “forcible” sodomy that netted Higdon another 15-year sentence that he would serve concurrently and would have no effect on his release date.

The “liberal court” to which the ad refers is the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. All five members of the court are Republicans, as they were in 2014 when Higdon’s case came before them. Not only is the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals rarely if ever described as “liberal,” it is a frequent target of left-wing media seeking to portray it as an unjust and even racist southern court because of its overwhelmingly “tough-on-crime” record. In 2016, the NAACP went as far as to sue to have Alabama’s democratic system of judicial elections overturned because each of the five judges Alabamans chose to elect to the court were white.

Directly applying Alabama Supreme Court precedent, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that, because there was no evidence Higdon used any violence or made any threats to his victims, the state had not presented enough evidence to sustain an element of this second conviction that required “[p]hysical force that overcomes earnest resistance or a threat, express or implied, that places another person in fear of immediate death or serious physical injury to himself or another person.”

It was only this statutory legal standard to which Moore was referring in the Strange campaign ad’s context-less and embellished quote that Moore “saw no threat of serious physical injury to the child victim.”

“Chief Justice Moore agreed with the Court of Criminal Appeals, arguing that to overturn precedent and allow the fact that Higdon was a day care worker to constitute an “implied threat” of ‘death or serious physical injury’ would mean the ‘court was stepping into the shoes of the legislature.’ Moore emphasized the importance of the roles of the different branches of government and wrote, ‘Although this may be a noble cause in certain situations, policymaking is beyond the role of this Court,’” Breitbart added.

Moore has been endorsed by a large number of prominent conservatives, including Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Al., Chuck Norris, Alan Keyes and Dr. James Dobson.

The special election takes place this Tuesday.

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Campus Anarchy; When Enough is Enough

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 3:20pm

America’s college campuses have long been a place where our youth learn to spread their wings, grow into adulthood, learn responsibility and become educated in a wide variety of professions and careers. A college is a place where a youngster is supposed to learn not just book knowledge, but learn how to think in a broader framework and become problem solvers.

Except for West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Acadamy, most if not all college campuses have over the past two centuries been the focal point for untold amounts of protest. Women’s suffrage was the hot potato just after the turn of the twentieth century, and our colleges saw many, many protests as female Americans fought for the right to become voting citizens.

College campuses have long been a ground zero for so many major issues throughout our illustrious history. Wars have been protested, social injustices have been picketed, and even Presidents have been called upon to resign their posts. Throughout these hundreds and hundreds of examples of social unrest and upheaval, we have never seen anything as we have recently witnessed.

The major differences in today’s college protest and the protest from decades gone by are frightening. Once upon a time, students would hold signs, walk through the streets, give some speeches and the surroundings were left intact. Not anymore! Today, the students are not necessarily just students any longer. Today, the students have aligned themselves with groups such as Antifa (an anarchist group), Black Lives Matter (another anarchist group), and more. Today, they don’t just march, then speak and go home. Today, they march, loot, break windows, torch buildings, cars, destroy property and anything else they can think of to cause as much chaos as they can.

Between Black Lives Matter, La Raza, a complicit media, and liberal politicians, the narrative has been put out that if you disagree with these youngsters and their cause, then you by definition are a bigot and a racist. Consequently, city officials, local politicians, state and federal leaders are terrified at calling these thugs out for what they mostly are. The last thing a town’s mayor wants to be known as is a racist or right-wing zealot. Remember, you’re a right-wing zealot if you disagree with Antifa burning and looting.

Is this true acceptance and tolerance? I doubt it.

America, it is time to end this absolute insanity. Colleges and Universities are supposed to be the home of learning. Part of learning is being educated on acceptance of thought. This means if we are going to have a week of listening to speakers, then we need to hear from speakers from all sides of an argument, not just one opinion or position on a subject.

The University of California at Berkeley has long been a liberal institution. Berkeley has seen speakers from all aspects of politics for a hundred years. Today, they seem to have become much more narrow-minded than they once were. Berkeley welcomes speakers such as Bill Ayers who teach hatred for America while burning down the town if a Conservative Milo Yiennapolis wants to show up. All the while, not one local politician speaks out against the criminals who are destroying the city and school.

Currently, the Federal Government is subsidizing the University of California system to the tune of over $9,000,000,000 in grants annually. Of that, U of C Berkeley will receive some $3.7 Billion in grants and loans.

I am certainly not advocating that funding be pulled from our University system. Many colleges have incredible research and development programs which require large amounts of financing. Johns Hopkins, for instance, is one of the biggest recipients of government assistance, but in turn, they also have one of the largest research programs in medicine in the world today.

One of the most troubling developments stemming from these latest civil disobedience occurrences is the statistic that our students are drifting toward the belief that violence is a good thing. In a recent poll, some 19% of our students believe that using violence is proper to shut down speakers. Another 51% say it is alright to shout down those attempting to address their crowd.

In the end, this is what is happening across our nation today. Conservatism is being silenced through rioting, protesting, shouting down, violence (up to and including assaulting conservatives) and many other forms of intimidation. The once ‘oh so liberal and accepting left’ doesn’t want free speech, they want their speech to be the only speech. Colleges like Berkeley accept billions of your tax dollars but don’t want to teach the Constitution or the First Amendment. The First Amendment only applies to their ideological viewpoints.

America, it is the time we ask our elected officials to stop funding these Universities that don’t want to endorse or protect altering viewpoints or free speech. If Susan Sarandon can speak, then Joe the Plumber should be able to speak. If Rachel Maddow is allowed to give a speech, then Milo should be allowed as well. Our colleges and universities have left the realm of education and are now entered into indoctrination. When colleges hire people like Bill Ayers to be professors, then we have a problem.

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Palin: Moore Victory Will Inspire Other Grassroots Candidates

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:49pm
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told a raucous crowd on Thursday evening that if grassroots Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore defeats D.C. establishment Senator Luther Strange on Tuesday, it will inspire more grassroots candidates across the country to challenge establishment politicians who are selling them out.

Palin, along with former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, campaigned for Moore after his debate with Strange.

Palin told the crowd that if Moore wins on Tuesday, “he’s going to be an inspiration for the rest of the country” and motivate other grassroots candidates to “rise up and take on their own Swamp creatures in their own states.”

Palin, whose endorsement in GOP primaries since 2008 (ask Nikki Haley) has arguably been the most coveted and influential, said the D.C. establishment is scared of Moore because he cannot be controlled and answers only to the people of Alabama like former Sen. Jeff Sessions.

The D.C. establishment is so afraid that Palin’s prediction about a wave of grassroots challengers will come true that they reportedly begged President Donald Trump to campaign for Strange on Friday.

The Washington Post reported that Trump’s advisers “were deeply divided on whether” Trump “should risk jetting to Alabama to prop up” Strange, but establishment Senate Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) were “unwilling to let the president turn his attention elsewhere” because they are terrified that a Moore win “could prompt some GOP senators to retire to avoid facing the wrath of anti-establishment voters and the likes of Bannon’s Breitbart News.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who begged Trump to go to Alabama to campaign for the establishment, is reportedly thinking about retiring. Other Senators like Dean Heller (R-NV), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) are likely to face strong challenges from grassroots conservative candidates.

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who has vowed to be fiercely loyal to the economic nationalist agenda that got Trump elected, recently told CBS anchor Charlie Rose that GOP primary challenges from economic nationalists will “rejuvenate” the Republican Party, which has proven time and time again that it cannot win national elections with milquetoast corporatist candidates.

Source Tony Lee @Breitbart.com

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Student Video Shows Cop Beheading

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:30pm

Warning This Video Will Offend YOU!

MADISON, WI — Vile. Racist. A “direct threat.” One Wisconsin lawmaker used these words to describe a video made by a group of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The video in question depicts the beheading of a police officer.

In the video, students dressed as officers wearing pig masks, including one leading a black student to a noose made of the U.S. flag. Later, a machete-wielding black student chases the officers before the video cuts to a frame of the student holding a bloody, decapitated pig mask.

The video was produced and directed by Eneale Pickett, a junior at the university, as a commercial to promote a clothing line he created with an anti-police message. He did not immediately respond to an email and a message through his Twitter account Thursday.

Republican state Sen. Steve Nass said in a statement Wednesday that the video is “vile and racist” and “clearly a direct threat to the brave men and women that serve behind the badge.” He urged the local police and the Wisconsin Department of Justice to investigate and called on the university to hold the students involved accountable.

The university said in a statement that while it condemns and rejects the video’s “glorification of violence,” ”all citizens have the rights to express political beliefs that others may find objectionable, or even counter to the values of the institution.” The statement said the university supports police and does not endorse the student’s clothing line.

Police expressed a similar sentiment.

“We do not agree with the message, but we appreciate and respect people’s opinions and their right to free speech,” said Marc Lovicott, a spokesman for university’s police department. Lovicott said police are not investigating because no crimes were committed.

The video is voiced-over with soundbites from President Donald Trump’s remarks following the deadly clashes last month at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The video begins with Trump saying, “You had a group on the other side that was also very violent and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now.”

The video ends with the image of the beheaded mask and Trump’s words: “You look at both sides, I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you don’t have any doubt about it either.”

Source: IVAN MORENO @patch.com

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‘Medicare-for-All’…ObamaCare on Steroids

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:33pm

Let’s play a game of guess who…as in who said, “If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody. Give everybody a Medicaid card – we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.” Was it President Trump…Ted Cruz…or Carly Fiorina perhaps?

Nope to none of the above as it was none other than socialist masquerading as a Democratic former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (and you can see and hear him say it here:

He said it back in 1987 when he was mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. As the king of all flip-floppers, Bernie is now the chief architect and face of the push for universal health care, as in the push to shove a single-payer system that would devastate our nation’s health care system down all ‘We the People’s’ throats.

And right now Bernie has 15 uber liberal progressive Democratic co-sponsors for his ‘Medicare-for-All’ bill, including California Senator Kamala Harris…the first to sign on…as well as Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren, and Kirsten Gilligan…all 2020 Democratic presidential possibilities. And if by some chance this bill was passed a single-payer system would become the law of the land…something that was always intended what with ObamaCare deliberately designed to fail.

Thankfully, even while Republicans still cannot agree on how to repeal and what to replace ObamaCare with, at least ObamaCare is slowly but rightfully dying on its own. But what Obama could not pull off Bernie just might, and if he is successful in doing so he would have pushed the others aside in laying the groundwork for a 2020 presidential run.

Posing the question of why is our country the “only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people,” when he lays out his case on the floor of the Senate tomorrow…Bernie knows well his ‘Medicare-for-All’ bill…aka ‘BernieCare’…has no chance of passing a Republican-controlled House and Senate let alone would it survive a presidential veto. So why is he proposing this…because Bernie Sanders sees this as a way of further fracturing an already split Republican party while at the same time uniting his own party…fracturing one uniting the other in an effort to prevent the 2018 midterms from turning into a Democratic bloodbath.

“Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege…every man, woman, and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program,” are the words Bernie Sanders keeps spouting to any and all who will listen. Likening his plan to those of the U.K., France, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, Bernie Sanders claims that whether a single-payer system is fully government controlled or a “public/private hybrid,” the end result would be that everyone would be covered no matter if they were employed or not and no matter their age.

And how does Bernie propose to finance his plan…with the Democrat’s calling card of further taxing the rich of course. Wanting the richest Americans to pay even more in income taxes, even more in capital gains taxes, and even more in estate taxes than they already do, Bernie Sanders also wants to see the funneling of existing health care expenditures going into his plan…a plan he claims would not only save ‘We the People’ and both large and small businesses $6 trillion over the next decade, but would go a long way into “helping the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.”

On his ‘Medicare-for-All’ website…which looks good on paper if you will but is devoid of any substance, how to, and details…Bernie claims his plan would promote innovation and entrepreneurship in every sector of the economy as he says it would help start new businesses, allow moms to stay home with their children, and allow those to leave jobs they do not like knowing they would still have health care coverage…have health insurance…for themselves and their families.

Further stating that his plan would both allow employers the freedom to focus on running their businesses instead of spending countless hours figuring out how to provide health insurance for their employees, as well as assuring that working Americans would not have to choose between bargaining for higher wages or better health insurance, Bernie also sees his plan as the ultimate panacea for seniors and people with serious or chronic illnesses. How so…Bernie claims his plan alone would allow them to be able to afford medications necessary to keep them healthy without worry of financial ruin. Under his plan, he says, millions of people will no longer have to choose between health care and other necessities like food, heat, and shelter, and will have access to services that may have been out of reach before, like dental and/or long-term care.

Nothing like living in a world of unicorns and fairy dust is there for if Bernie’s plan was ever to become law, the amount in taxes needed to finance such a plan that comes replete with up to a $32 trillion price tag over a ten-year period…with an estimated low-end cost of $1.38 trillion per year…would not just see the rich being taxed but would actually tax the middle class even more so while the ‘gimme-gimme, you owe me’ crowd gets, even more, freebies than they do now for Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare-for-All’ plan is nothing but yet another entitlement program…and Medicare is not an entitlement program as working people pay into it their whole working lives. Not only that, but such a plan as Bernie is proposing, if implemented, would actually cede control of a full one-sixth of the American economy to the government.

So knowing those two important facts, why would anyone herald a single-payer health care system…also known as socialized medicine…unless politics alone was the deciding factor in the equation…which unfortunately it is. And as always it simply comes back to votes garnered… give away enough free stuff get votes in return. And vote garnering remains the calling card of the Democrats no matter what their policies have shifted our country in the wrong direction, especially in regards to health care, thanks to years of having to deal with the nightmare that is ObamaCare. And now with Republicans playing games in regards to repealing and replacing it, the only ones continuing to get burned are the American taxpayers who still have to foot the bill for this ongoing nightmare.

And here’s something interesting, according to a June 2017 Pew Research Center survey, a whopping 60% of Americans…they probably just surveyed liberal Democrats for this one…said the federal government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans. Amazing isn’t it, especially since a more recent Gallop poll said 65% of Americans who are not on ObamaCare are happy with the health care coverage they currently have and are happy with it being an employee based and tax deductible.

Gallop also said that only 33% of those polled support a single-payer system and I believe Gallop over liberal-leaning Pew Research surveys any day…especially with ‘BernieCare’…being a plan based solely upon policies that work to increase even more the power of the federal government’s intrusion into our lives at a time when the majority of ‘We the People’ want the federal government out of our lives. Big Brother is watching you was a hallmark of the Obama years and like with Obama good riddance is the order of the day.

“The path toward single-payer ought to be straightforward, and sinister corporate interests are the only obstacles standing in the way,” or so says Bernie Sanders who ignores the fact that his plan would not only infringe upon at first, and then eliminate entirely, people’s right to choose a healthcare plan best suited for them and their family’s individual needs, but would also threaten and then eliminate people’s existing coverage…coverage, like I said above the majority of Americans, are happy with…especially with them still being allowed to keep their own doctors…something under ‘Medicare-for-All’ they would no longer be allowed to do.

Also, Bernie’s plan allows the government to make the choice about paying for some things and not for others, which means that some treatments people really want or need might not be covered in the name of keeping both costs and the 20% out-of-pocket expenses down…which is really just another way of saying the death panels of ObamaCare would remain.

And let us not forget the doctor and hospital end of ‘Medicare-for-All’ and how a single-payer system affects them both. Remember, the whole point of single-payer is indeed to keep costs for medical treatment down, thus logic dictates that to do so payments to doctors would have to be cut as well, which means the dollar reimbursements to doctors would drastically drop, forcing those doctors who will (rightfully) refuse to accept lower fees to remove themselves from the system. And that, in turn, translates into patients no longer being able to see the doctor or doctors of their choosing even if they have been long-time patients of a doctor who has exited the system. And nowhere in Bernie’s plan is there any mention of whether people will be able to get health care outside of the ‘Medicare-for-All’ system, whether by purchasing supplementary insurance or by paying monies out-of-pocket to the doctors directly.

As for the hospital end…with Medicare some saying already on the road to bankruptcy citing Medicare’s latest annual report…a report which states that its main Part A trust fund used for Hospital Insurance will be exhausted in 15 years time…means the feds, in turn, would have to drastically cut benefits, raise the payroll taxes used to fund it or worse…as in delve further into the federal budget to cover seniors’ care…something seniors are truly entitled to after having paid into the system their entire working lives. And this key issue is nowhere addressed in Bernie Sanders ‘Medicare-for-All’ plan…meaning hospital care and seniors are damned.

And as far as corporate interests are concerned, logic dictates that insurance companies most assuredly want to stay in business and not be forced to close by greedy politicians whose end game remains pandering for votes. And close they would as ‘Medicare-for-All’ dictates that all persons be covered under its umbrella alone within four-years time, thus effectively phasing out private insurance companies by disallowing employer-based coverage to offer the same benefits as the government. And according to Bernie Sanders, this phasing out is being done to eliminate “improper or fraudulent payments”…something that in reality happens in just 10% of all claims filed.

Talk about a monopoly courtesy of a hostile takeover of one hundred percent of the insurance market, and it is a takeover orchestrated and operated by politics instead of by much-needed free-market incentives.

But the bottom line in all this is that thankfully Bernie Sanders’ ridiculous ‘Medicare-for-All’ plan will not become reality for most Republicans rightfully see it as nothing but ObamaCare on steroids…which in fact it is. And with the Republicans still controlling the House and Senate…even with the RINOs presence…it is of paramount importance that a Republican ObamaCare replacement plan…a plan that would allow for among other things a free marketplace, the removing of regulations on the types of plans companies can offer including the return of affordable catastrophic coverage alone, and a plan that allows for keeping tax credits in place for Americans who need assistance…that type of plan must become law before years end as all could change in 2018 if it is the Republicans who take a bloodbath and not the Democrats.

And don’t laugh at that one folk for stranger things have indeed happened in the world of politics…especially when the Democrats will sell their souls if it gives them even more government control over all our lives.

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