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How You Can Earn Money Online

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:03pm

In a world where the internet plays a major part in most people’s lives, it’s no surprise that earning money online is easier than ever. While there are Wizzcash short term loans for emergencies, earning money online can be a good way to get a little extra cash to make sure you can live safely and comfortably.

Surveys
While it’s not always the fastest way of earning money, completing online surveys can be a simple, easy way to earn a little extra.

With the possibility of earning hundreds a year, survey sites give you the opportunity to give your opinion on anything from your mobile phone provider to your shampoo all the way through to politics and entertainment all while building up rewards and incentives.

Start a blog

Okay, so it’s not as simple as just starting a blog. To earn a substantial amount through ads and affiliate links, you’ll need a decent readership.
The more readers you have, the more money you’ll earn, but of course, your success is dependent on a lot more than just starting up a blog. You’ll need a degree of writing talent, a popular subject to write about that you can provide our own, interesting twist on, and the popularity of the links you use can make a major difference too.

It may take some time to build up, but a blog can be a fun, effective way to earn money online.
Similarly, starting a YouTube account and accepting ads before your videos can pull in an impressive revenue if you can bring in the views.

Sell unwanted items
Selling things you don’t want has never been easier. With eBay, Gumtree and countless other buying and selling apps and websites, selling your unwanted items can be done quickly and easily.
It’s easy to set up listings, and with the ease of buying on these websites too, you are more likely to get a buyer faster. After all, what had little value to you could very well be priceless to someone else.

Sell handmade items
Selling handmade items is something that is growing in popularity online. While handmade crafts are common at craft fairs and farmer’s markets, it’s an industry that is rapidly growing online too.
With sites like Etsy where you can sell anything from jewelry to cushion covers and Redbubble where you can have your art printed on any number of items to sell, there’s no shortage of available places to sell your work.

Sell your photos, videos etc.
Just like selling handmade items, you can sell your photos, videos, music and more. Selling your creations can also lead to you getting royalties each time it is used.
Earning royalties makes this way of earning a more long-term income, and the more you sell, the more you’ll be pulling in.

Become an online tutor

Becoming an online tutor can be a highly effective way to get money online. With the opportunity to pick your own hours too, it can be worked in around another job and if you happen to have expertise in a popular subject – see Maths, Science and Foreign Languages – you could find yourself in very high demand

 

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Prison for Posting a Photo of a Nazi and the Mufti on Facebook

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:26am

Long-time readers are familiar with Michael Stürzenberger, the stalwart Islam-critic who campaigned tirelessly against the proposed mega-mosque in Munich. He is also well-known for work on behalf of Die Freiheit and his writings at Politically Incorrect.

Today Mr. Stürzenberger was sentenced to six months in prison for posting a photo of a Nazi and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem on his Facebook page.

This was not a photoshop job, mind you. The picture was not digitally altered. It was a simple historical artifact from World War Two.

Six months in the slammer for that.

So someone tell me: why is Russia the big bad fascist bogeyman here in the USA? Why doesn’t Germany at least get a shot at that title?

The following report by Egri Nök was posted earlier today at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.

Germany: Journalist Sentenced to Six Months Jail for Publishing Historic Photo

GERMANY – A district court in Munich earlier today sentenced the German journalist Michael Stürzenberger to six months in jail and an additional 100 hours of charitable work for publishing this photo in his Facebook timeline.

It shows a Nazi and Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, shaking hands in 1941 in Berlin.

Along with the photo, he had written a review of an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, ‘Hakenkreuz und Halbmond’ (“Swastika and Crescent Moon”) about the National Socialists’ admiration for Islam, and mentioned his own review [of that Süddeutsche article in PI-News].

For this post, in particular, the photo, the court found Stürzenberger guilty of “disseminating the propaganda of anti-constitutional organizations”.

The prosecution had accused Stürzenberger of “inciting hatred towards Islam” and “denigrating Islam” by publishing the photo. A superficial onlooker, the prosecution argued, could not know that this black and white photo in Stürzenberger’s timeline was a historical document.

According to PI-News, the sentence might be handed down as a suspended sentence for three and a half years.

Things you won’t see on TV: The German-Turkish Non-Aggression Pact, June 18 1941

Thank you, Ava Lon, for translating Stürzenberger’s original FB post:

The realization that Islam is a fascist ideology was made presentable two years ago by the Egyptian political scientist Hamed Abdel-Samad with his book Islamic Fascism. Even though this was already clear to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (“The Koran is the Mein Kampf of the Prophet Mohammed”), but political correctness has long prevented this fact from being openly stated. The Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann has now also jumped on that train and compares Mein Kampf with the warlike announcements of the Islamic state that can be read on the Internet. From there to the Koran is only a small step, which he doesn’t dare yet take. The Süddeutsche Zeitung, in an article on Friday, describes the Nazi pact with Islam and also quotes important statements by Himmler and Hitler. More information at Politically Incorrect.

Source:   @GatesofVienna.net

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Islamic radicals to be treated by mental illness specialists

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:58am
ISLAMIC radicals are to be treated as mentally ill in a new program aimed at preventing terror attacks like the one which claimed 15 lives in Barcelona just days ago.

The proposal was made by French interior minister Gérard Collomb who confirmed Emmanuel Macron’s Government would enlist mental health experts to help in its battle against Islamic State (ISIS).

His announcement came just hours before today’s attacks in Marseilles which saw a 45-year-old woman killed after a white van crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the southern French city.

Initial suspicions the horror was a terror attack have now been superseded by claims the attacker was mentally ill.

The French Government and health experts say the mentally ill are more prone to Islamic extremism and display behaviors which make them easier to spot and deal with.

Mr. Collomb said that he and health minister Agnés Buzyn would be asking psychiatry experts from both the private and public sector to help the Government identify “disturbed aspiring jihadists” who are not known to police by reporting any suspicious behavior among their patients.

Mr. Collomb said: “We have witnessed two types of attacks since January 2015, carefully planned attacks carried out by individuals who are part of a well-organized terror cell and random attacks carried out by socially isolated lone wolves with a history of psychiatric illness and who appear to have become radicalized very quickly.

“The interior ministry has therefore decided to work in tandem with the health ministry in an effort to spot and report mentally unstable, potential jihadists we believe capable of launching an attack on mainland France, and mental health patients who suffer from delirium and who are pro-ISIS.”

The French minister focused on attacks carried out by lone wolves with a history of mental illness

Read more: ROMINA MCGUINNESS @Express.co.uk

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Wrath of right falls on Google

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:56pm

The firing of a Google programmer who authored a controversial memo criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives has become a cause célèbre for many on the right.

They see the case of James Damore confirming their suspicions that Silicon Valley suppresses conservative viewpoints and are turning their fire on his former employer.

Damore’s internal memo became public when published by Gizmodo last Saturday. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it argued that Google’s initiatives to close its workforce gender gap were misguided because the disparity was more a result of biological differences between men and women than biased hiring practices or sexism.

Women are underrepresented in professions like coding, Damore argued, in part because they are more susceptible to “neuroticism,” leading to higher levels of anxiety and a low tolerance for stress.

The memo sparked a firestorm of controversy, reopening long debates about sexism and diversity in the tech industry. Google fired Damore on Monday.

But conservatives and activists on the right from many stripes have been rallying to Damore’s defense.

Wesearchr, a crowdfunding site that supports alt-right causes, launched a fundraiser for him that has raised $40,000 as of Friday afternoon.

Some GOP lawmakers also took to Twitter to show their support for Damore and scold Google.

“I am very troubled by @google’s treatment of James Damore,” wrote Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). “You shouldn’t lose your job for telling the truth!”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said in another tweet that the firing violated Damore’s First Amendment rights.

And on Friday, New York Times columnist David Brooks, seen by many as a voice for moderate conservatives, called for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to resign. Brooks argued that Damore’s memo presented valid points and was being unfairly mischaracterized by the media.

“He could have wrestled with the tension between population-level research and individual experience,” Brooks wrote in his column about Pichai. “He could have stood up for the free flow of information. Instead he joined the mob.”

A Google spokeswoman declined to comment to The Hill for this story.

For his part, Damore has welcomed his newfound prestige in right-wing circles.

He’s been retweeting messages of support sent by alt-right figures on his newly created Twitter account, which goes by the handle @Fired4Truth. His Twitter picture shows him wearing a shirt that says “Goolag” in lettering similar to Google’s logo.

He recently retweeted a post criticizing Pichai from Katie McHugh, a journalist who was fired from Breitbart in June after she tweeted an anti-Muslim comment following a terror attack in London.

And on Friday, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Damore likened Google to “a cult” and said he had been fired because of bad publicity after his memo was leaked.

“In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment,” he wrote. “When I first circulated the document about a month ago to our diversity groups and individuals at Google, there was no outcry or charge of misogyny. I engaged in reasoned discussion with some of my peers on these issues, but mostly I was ignored.”

Conservatives have seized on the controversy, saying it shows how their viewpoints are increasingly being censored in the workplace, academia and media.

And the firing is also red meat for those who see Google and Silicon Valley as a whole as too cozy with Democrats.

Conservative media outlets seized on emails published by WikiLeaks last year that showed Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, had been collaborating closely with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. To many on the right, the episode built on what they saw as a cozy relationship with the Obama administration.

Google, though, has been working in recent years to overcome that perception and improve their standing among Republicans. That effort has become even more aggressive since President Trump took office.

Since January, federal filings show Schmidt has given $63,600 to various Republican campaign committees, and he has reportedly met privately with administration officials and GOP congressional leaders. According to The New York Times, the company also hosted a lavish party in January for Republican lawmakers at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

Google has also been ramping up its lobbying efforts. Its most recent disclosure form showed that it spent a record $5.9 million on federal lobbying in the second quarter of the year, bringing its sum for 2017 to $9.4 million.

The company has compelling reasons to be in the GOP’s good graces. In June, it received a record $2.7 billion fine from the European Union for antitrust violations, and Google’s critics have called for a similar crackdown in the U.S.

Under most Republican administrations, Google would likely have little to fear.

But Trump in his campaign promised at times to take a tougher stance against corporate giants, and others in his White House have also floated a harder line on Silicon Valley.

The Intercept reported last month that top White House strategist Stephen Bannon has argued that Google should be regulated like a public utility, akin to how telephone companies are treated.

Google’s more immediate concern is how to respond to the outcry over Damore’s firing and tamp down the controversy.

Google had planned an internal town hall on Thursday night, where Pichai would take questions from employees on diversity and directly address the firing.

But the company canceled the town hall at the last minute, after some employees who had submitted questions had their names publicized, according to reports. In an email to employees, Pichai said some Google workers had raised questions about their safety.

Groups on the right, though, are showing no signs they will let the story fade.

Right-wing activist Jack Posobiec and a coalition of free speech groups are organizing marches against Google next week to protest Damore’s firing.

“We are going to raise awareness about Google’s one-sided bias and campaign against dissenting opinions and voices,” Posobiec told The Mercury News on Thursday.

He said the marches could take place in many cities where Google has offices.

“It saddens me to leave Google and to see the company silence open and honest discussion,” Damore wrote in his op-ed Friday, delivering a warning to his former employer.

“If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future—unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users.”

Source: HARPER NEIDIG @TheHill.com

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Who are the Barcelona suspects?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:32pm

The small Catalan town of Ripoll north of Barcelona is reeling with the news that eight of the 12 jihadist suspects killed or arrested were local residents.

Best known for its Romanesque monastery, Ripoll, with about 11,000 inhabitants, is the last place you would expect a jihadist cell to operate.

Four suspects have appeared in court in Madrid in connection with the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 15 people.

Police now believe the young men were brought together and radicalized in Ripoll by a local imam with suspected terrorist links.

The suspects were brothers and friends of mostly Moroccan origin. Some were not out of their teens.

Catalan police chief Josep Lluís Trapero said the cell was believed to be 12 strong, planning the attacks for more than six months.

The van-ramming plot, which killed 13 people and injured more than 100 on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, was carried out after bomb equipment accidentally blew up. That blast wrecked a house in Alcanar, 300km (186 miles) south of Ripoll.

Read More: BBC.com

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Way Past Time to Let Congress Enjoy Obamacare

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:49am

Every presidential administration reaches a pivot point. Many observers thought Trump’s came when Anthony Scaramucci walked in the White House door. Others thought it came 10 days later when Scaramucci walked out the door.

For me the Scaramucci Saga was just part of the excitement when the circus comes to town.

The pivot point I’m looking for is when President Trump finally learns he has only enemies and bystanders among the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

Mitch McConnell, Curator of the Senate, is happy to keep polishing Senate rules, while aging whiz kid Speaker Paul Ryan is proud of slightly reducing the velocity of the socialism–bound train that is the House of Representatives.

Ryan and McConnell have no respect for Trump. He doesn’t have their years of political experience or expertise in the arcane working of the legislative process. The fact the voters know this and elected Trump anyway escapes them.

Neither of these hacks is going to expend a dime of political capital to advance the Trump agenda. Their primary goal is protecting the GOP majority in both houses and maintaining their comfortable offices and the perks that come with leadership. They are both corporate incumbents, not conservatives, and their pitiful legislative records prove it.

Both of these swamp creatures expect to be in Washington, building their federal pensions, long after Trump has returned to Trump Tower for good.

There is no legislative outreach that can bridge the gap between the White House and Capitol Hill. Reince Priebus couldn’t do it and new chief of staff Gen. John Kelly won’t either. The only thing the invertebrates that make up the GOP will understand is negative consequences for their failure to support the Trump agenda.

Fortunately, Trump has just the weapon.

After Congress failed to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, Trump threatened to make it live under the same rules, regulations and premiums the rest of us must endure.

It’s a little–known fact that Congress exempted itself from Obamacare in violation of the law.

During the frenzy to pass it Sen. Chuck Grassley (R–IA) slipped in an amendment that required Congress to buy its insurance on the exchanges just like the rest of us. Once the bill passed and members learned, to their horror, what was in it, they wanted no part of this leftist moral crusade.

So they created an Obamacare Sanctuary where the law didn’t apply to the people who passed it.

In a demonstration of the utter moral corruption that characterizes our political ruling class, Congress persuaded the Office of Personnel Management to issue a ruling that the 16,000 people employed by both houses qualified as a “small business.”

This allowed members and staff to buy their insurance on the DC Small Business Exchange, UNLESS the officeholder used another sleazy loophole. If staff is designated “non–official” it grandfathers them into the federal Employee Health Benefits program where they continue to receive premium subsidies and access to policies with coverage denied to the rest of us.

Regardless of which dodge the members chooses everyone gets a $10,000 to $12,000 subsidy to pay for their health insurance that is not income based. Meaning while you are selling the bass boat to make your premium, a rank–and–file Congressman making $174,000 a year gets a 12K subsidy for his insurance.

These sound bite patriots don’t feel pressure to repeal Obamacare for two reasons. One, base conservative voters aren’t their health insurance constituency; hospitals and insurance companies are and that’s who is calling the shots. And two, since they’re immune to the punishing Obamacare premiums and deductibles, they feel no personal motivation to keep their word.

Trump can end their lies and duplicity with the stroke of a pen. He can cancel the OPM ruling and throw every last swamp creature into the clutches of the DC Obamacare exchange. No more subsidies and no more special treatment.

Even better, these hypocrites can’t do anything about it. Trump controls, in a manner of speaking, the executive branch and if politicians went to court to try and keep their Obamacare exemption it would be a PR disaster on the scale of Anthony Scaramucci.

Trump should ignore the accommodationists and Congressional appeasers in his office.

A principled revocation of Congress’ special privileges would be a home run with the public; prove to the RINOs that Trump plays for keeps and it could force McConnell and Ryan to honor their promise to repeal Obamacare.

Trump could take a lesson from North Korea’s Kim Jong–un. No one likes him either, but the world worries about what he’s going to do next.

Trump doesn’t need love or respect from Congressional RINOs. Fear of consequences will do nicely instead. Trump should end Congress’ Obamacare Sanctuary now!

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The Exterminators

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:00pm

 

Some of us have something in us that makes injustice and cruelty intolerable. In such people, the sight or knowledge of such acts as animal cruelty, slavery, child, or elder abuse, the oppression of those weaker than their oppressors evokes rage. Much of the time, laws exist which protect the oppressors from the retribution we would bring down on them, forcing us to choose between just action and prison; forcing our rage to smolder indefinitely, eating away at our inner peace, and causing us to question the motives, or even existence of a just God.

 

Seeing the images on fundraising efforts made by the ASPCA, or UNICEF can be gut wrenching, and debilitating to the soul, and such images arise out of the misuse of property. Of course there is a legitimate debate when it comes to control over property. An ancient and universal principle of social law, perhaps the foundation of all law, is that a person is entitled to the use of such property as they may attain to themselves, and hold. This principle, so important to our social existence is sacrosanct. This nation tore itself asunder in the middle of the 19th century, dealing us a wound that has never healed because persons in the south had the ancient right to protect their property, forcing Union troops to come and wrest that property from their dying hands.

 

Instead of reconciliation, we got reconstruction. Instead of assimilation, we got Jim Crow. The why of this is simple. Except for those whose core values asserted that people cannot, must not, be property, the hearts of Americans were unsettled by a group of people making war in order to convert personal property into something not owned by a person or persons specifically.

 

Over time, money has come to be the means by which (setting aside sentiment) property is valued. Additionally, we have created courts wherein property related actions may be rendered legal or illegal by means of pitting money interests against property interests. You may be aware of the BLM’s ( Bureau of Land Management) actions which vacate the water and property rights of ranchers and homeowners in favor of shale oil companies who need the water in order to frac on land owned by We The People. All this creates a tricky place in which we are now deciding whether or not people can be labeled as property.

 

Many of us believe that the laws of ownership are divided by a divine line; that line being best defined as another ancient principle which attests that an entity’s right to act ends at the tip of another entity’s nose. Therefore, you may own an animal, but you are responsible for it’s care and must not abuse it. You may own property, but you must maintain it in a way that prevents harm to your neighbors. But, as we are discovering, the principles of ownership are trumping, please excuse the pun, the principles of liberty in just about every court case in the land. In the senate, a bare knuckles brawl that went five bloody rounds determined that Americans will retain their rights to access healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. I’m not going to waste my time defending Obamacare, the foregoing is just a fact. Setting aside the our feelings about the ACA, it is also a fact that had it been repealed, we would have been in Germany circa 1941, where the Nazis just let there old and sick die. The real reason we had such a fight like this in the senate had nothing to do with conservative values. When have you seen such an effort made to turn back abortion? Protect our children? Preserve education, or for that matter protect any of our individual liberties or rights of citizenship?

 

Nope, that political bloodshed occurred because the 17 richest families in America had made not paying for the healthcare of the poor their highest priority. Don’t believe me? Just look at the stinking body recently discovered in Florida (see my Facebook post on children being booted off CMS intentionally). Last week I posted about how David Jernigan was misleading America from his Chair at Johns Hopkins University, a chair funded by Bloomberg, in an attempt to confuse us about the real causes of spiking opioids addiction and alcoholism. Now, we discover that thousands of kids with severe diabetes and other life threatening and painful conditions were moved from CMS Medicaid, to a cheaper form of Medicaid that doesn’t provide adequate coverage for humane or even life preserving care.

 

This was accomplished by using a survey with some trick questions in it developed at Johns Hopkins University in a department funded by, wait for it, Bloomberg! For those of you unfamiliar with Bloomberg’s rise, his net worth went from 4 billion dollars at the beginning of his first term as mayor to 20 billion dollars at the end of his third term, his current net worth is 54 billion dollars, so, yeah, he knows how to combine politics with getting richer, and paying for the healthcare of poor Americans is not on his list of methods to increase wealth.

 

All of which brings us back to the ancient principle of holding one’s property. It is, after all it is Bloomberg’s 54 thousand million dollars (another way to say 54 billion). And, according to ancient rites, he is entitled to use it any way he chooses, and to the defense of it, including violence or trickery. So here we are at the heart of it. These ain’t ancient times, and this isn’t Somalia. We are Americans, and we have laws which protect all of our citizens, and provide a coin value to that privilege. Granted, we have managed to let the Bloombergs of the world buy enough political clout to demolish the laws developed by the Roosevelt cousins, and we are now hard at work to tear down what LBJ did, so we have the problem squarely in our gun sights. The real question therefore is, what’s next? There is no political solution, the rich pick our leaders. Our constitutional right to confer legitimacy is beyond our reach, making the constitution at risk.

 

Violence is out. So what to do? I see a path forward so clear that I cannot believe it is unseen by all. But that is another article or two. God Be with you dear readers, and may the wind be always at our backs.

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The smug bigotry of Trump-haters

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:01pm

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce provides insight

Source: FoxNews.com

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North Korean Situation History and Proposed Solution

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:26pm

Of course, the current North Korean brouhaha is all Trump’s fault at least according to the propaganda megaphone and prime time indoctrination machine that is the ABCCBSNBCPBSCNNMSNBCNPR Cartel.  But then again according to these Alt-Left AntiFa stenographers what isn’t?

To be effective all current events must happen in a vacuum.  That way the spinmeisters can work their editorial magic and make everything fit their narrative.

Therefore in their delegitimizing playbook aimed at the eventual impeachment of President Trump, the North Korean nuclear showdown is all because of Trump’s bellicose rhetoric.  However current events are the History of the Future and they need to be seen in context to be understood.

Way back in the mists of recorded time, on October 18, 1994 President Bill Clinton facing the reality of North Korea saying it was going to build nuclear weapons acted out the usual Democrat imitation of Nevil Chamberlain.  In other words, Mr. Clinton gave the tin-pot dictator de jure whatever desired as long as he could wave a little piece of paper and declare it signified “Peace in our time” just before an election.

He briefly described the “Deal” this way, “This agreement [$4 billion in U.S. energy aid] will help achieve a longstanding and vital American objective—an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula.”

Looking for a talking point to help the Democrat machine maintain its traditional hold on Congress Mr. Clinton set the North Koreans on the road to a nuclear bomb.  Taking no thought for the eventual repercussions and looking only to immediate political advantage he threw America under the bus.

Even that flagship of the left the New York Times saw this for what it was, political maneuvering, not diplomacy.  Here’s how they described it at the time, “The accord struck in Geneva gave the President a chance to proclaim a major foreign policy success just weeks before the midterm election. But Asian diplomats pointed out today that it also placed the United States in the odd position of bolstering the political capital of a man it has regularly denounced as a terrorist, a supplier of missile technology to Iran and a dictator: Kim Jong Il.”

Clinton said, “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program.”

Here’s what the Times had to say, “What bothers some nuclear experts, from the Pentagon to the International Atomic Energy Agency, is that the North will continue to possess nuclear spent fuel for years, surrendering it only when the new reactors are nearing completion. That leaves open the possibility that if it ever renounced this week’s agreement it could eject all international inspectors and resume the bomb project.”

According to President Clinton, “The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. Only as it does so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.”

As reported by the New York Times, “‘This means that we are living with a country that flouted the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and will remain in noncompliance for years,’ an atomic energy agency official said today. ‘We wanted to get that fuel out of the country, and out of the country fast.’’’

And, “‘Similarly, some of the agency’s officials are concerned that the so-called special inspection of a suspected nuclear site that they demanded two years ago — a demand that prompted the North to announce it would pull out of the Nonproliferation Treaty — will be delayed for five years or more. “It is not a good precedent to set,’ the official said, ‘if we have to demand a special inspection in Iran or Iraq or someplace else in the world.”’

The Times had a bit more to say about this American Munich, “President Clinton approved a plan today to arrange more than $4 billion in energy aid to North Korea during the next decade in return for a commitment from the country’s hard-line Communist leadership to freeze and gradually dismantle its nuclear weapons development program.”

And, “American and North Korean officials plan to sign the broad accord on Friday, and almost immediately the United States will begin a remarkable new foreign aid program: it will provide for the North, with which it has never signed a peace treaty ending the Korean War, supplies of heavy oil to keep factories running and homes heated.”

And not only did the United States agree to provide oil Bill Clinton arranged for something else, “The accord calls for a consortium of nations, led by South Korea and Japan, to provide the North with two light-water nuclear reactors, designed in a manner that makes it far more difficult for the North to convert nuclear waste into atomic weapons.”

I wonder what the Kim dynasty has done with those reactors?

Along come George II and what does he do?  He inaugurates the Six Party Talks between the United States, South and North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.  These talks went on and off for years eventually producing nothing but more time for North Korea to improve upon their first nuclear test which happened on the second Bush watch.

The Obama Administration courageously followed a policy of strategic patience, essentially a commitment to denuclearization as a precondition for talks, conducted in close alliance with Seoul and the other members of the Six-Party Talks.  The talks continued to drag on as Mr. Obama kicked the can down the road.

Now the latest model of a crazy Kim struts around like a bantam rooster with a bad haircut on the world stage.  He overtly threatens us with nuclear war and President Trump stands up to him.

To the corporations once known as the mainstream media this is provocative.  Standing up for yourself is not the progressive way.  We are supposed to cower in the corner and apologize for being who we are.  That is not the American way.  At least it wasn’t before the Clinton – Bush – Obama era.

As stated earlier: To be effective all current events must happen in a vacuum.  That way the spinmeisters can work their editorial magic and make everything fit their narrative.

However, nothing happens in a vacuum.  We must consider the context for a text without a context is a pretext.

So how are we supposed to deal with North Korea short of turning them into a sea of glass?

I propose that we pull our troops out of South Korea.  With a population twice as large and an economy almost four times the size of the stunted North the South should be able to fend for itself after 67 years of American protection.  Then we tell China that unless they reign in their protégé we will help South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan to build their own nuclear weapons. Then we step aside and let the Asian Tigers figure out how to bell the cat in Pyongyang.

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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Case against Wasserman Schultz’ ex-IT aide expands with 4-count indictment

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:05pm

The federal case against Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, expanded Thursday with an indictment on four counts including conspiracy and making false statements.
He originally was charged with a single bank fraud count; his wife Hina Alvi also was indicted Thursday.

The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.

Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.

The indictment itself, which merely represents formal charges and is not a finding of guilt, addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.

The case has put renewed scrutiny on Wasserman Schultz for keeping Awan on the payroll for months, even after a criminal investigation was revealed and he was barred from the House IT network.  

Awan and other family members for years had a lucrative arrangement for IT-related work on Capitol Hill for House Democrats. According to The Daily Caller, the members of the Pakistani family made at least $4 million since 2009.

In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the “right-wing media circus fringe” for the attention on Awan.

The former head of the Democratic National Committee suggested it’s all part of an effort to distract from the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and possible ties to President Trump’s team.

“Any opportunity they can to pull people’s eyes and ears away from that they take,” Wasserman Schultz told the newspaper.

Her colleagues in Congress, though, say there are serious security implications in her former staffer’s case.

“We have to investigate how our systems may have been compromised,” Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., recently told “Fox & Friends.”

Though Awan was barred from the IT network, Wasserman Schultz’ spokesman David Damron told Fox News their office worked with the House Chief Administrative Officer to arrange for the employee to keep providing “valuable services without access to the House network.”

Awan, 37, of Virginia, earlier pleaded not guilty to a single count of bank fraud.

Attorney Christopher Gowen told Fox News  that federal authorities have no evidence of misconduct by Awan relating to his IT duties

Source: FoxNews.com

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The Right To Power

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:26pm

 

Carl Sandburg once wrote “A nation that forgets where it came from soon forgets where it is going”. Like and share if you agree! I mean, that’s where we are isn’t it? No one who reads this will disagree with Sandburg, and we all know that we have lost our way, but we are limited to watered down ways of expressing our frustration, like memes. Kind of like the big yellow smiley face that was in our face during Vietnam. Don’t worry, be happy!

 

What I’m going to write about is the stress which this causes to grow in us as individuals, and as a society; but first, where we came from. To cut things short, the founding fathers made it painfully clear that the authority to govern is conferred by those whom it governs. Every nation which has failed to follow this example has, well, failed. But the founding fathers, having written a perfect document in the constitution could not protect us from subsequent stupidity and corruption. Buttressing the Declaration of Independence, and providing the perfect segue into the constitution the preamble states that “we the people of the United States in order too to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this constitution of the United States of America. Snowflakes? Hardly. This cannot possibly be misunderstood. This is where we came from!

 

Using this as a reference point for our future, it’s crystal clear that we have lost our way to a future that might be rationally charted from that point. Now, let me make something perfectly clear: it ain’t politics as we lowercase citizens think of politics. It’s politics the way that the uppercase players think of it. Long term. Not four years, or eight years, but 20 years at the least, which is the average term of a Supreme Court justice, and usually much, much longer due to customs such as stare decisis (google it guys, I’ve got a word limit here). So let’s just visit a few cases where the supreme Ugga Bugga (sorry, just trying to convey some contempt of court here) decided that the preamble was kind of like that last couple of squares of toilet paper we never bother peeling off to use. It’s there, but what the hell, let’s throw it away. As late as 1946 the court quoted the majority justice in Holmes v Jennison when justifying their decision against the state of California for levying an illegal sales tax against Richfield oil corporation, and I quote the court: “ All words in the constitution are meaningful. Every word appears to have been weighed with the utmost deliberation, and its force and effect have been understood. No word in the instrument can be rejected as superfluous, or unmeaningful”. Boo Ya! Now, I don’t know what you, dear reader, believe, but I for one think that we, as a nation had our heads screwed on pretty tight. So, to be clear, in 1946 we remembered where we came from, and thus presumably knew where we were going. But wait! What about 1904 when the court tried Jacobson v Mass? This case essentially upheld the power of the federal government’s right to compulsory vaccination of citizens. The view of the decision was that sometimes the rights of the individual must be infringed upon for the common good. As a liberal, I’m okay with that, liberty does not mean that we may act in a completely unrestrained fashion, but it clearly represents the verge of the slipperiest of slopes. The judicial review further decided that this made citizens subject to the police power of the state. No real surprise to 21st century Americans right? I mean, have you read the Patriot Act? Still walking the tightrope, the court then stated that “the Preamble indicates the general purpose for which the people ordained and established the Constitution”,and then that “the Preamble has never been regarded as the source of any substantive power conferred upon the government of the United States, or on any of its departments”. Oops.

 

The court goes on to say “such powers embrace only those expressly granted by the body of the constitution and such as may be implied from those granted”. Oops again! They just offhandedly gave the Constitution a circumcision! Put plainly, the court said yes, the Constitution has a Preamble, but it’s like the forward to a book, you don’t have to read it, and it doesn’t count. I believe anyone who knows the history of this country would agree that there was a feeling that we had lost our way, and that where we were going at that time.

 

This plainly dangerous doctrine came home to roost in 1972 with Roe v Wade. When confronted by an issue that most definitely concerns the state’s interest in “posterity” and how that aspect of the preamble overrides the personal rights of women, the court again decided to divorce itself from the Preamble, as being separate from the “main body” of the Constitution, and in a decision which basically admitted that the myriad complexity of the case made it impossible to decide on constitutional grounds, once again decided its outcome along purely pragmatic lines, pretty much the same way that they did in Jacobson v Massachusetts. Now let us proceed to what is ailing all of us.

 

As we see, lots of folks cannot talk about politics, or the direction of our nation coherently anymore. That is due to ideological stress which goes unrelieved day after miserable day. That condition is often referred to as frustration. Studies conducted by the U.S. army throughout the 1960’s generally concluded that frustration leads inexorably to aggression. Aggression leads to social alienation. We know that we are supposed to be the source of legitimate power in this country, and yet our government has acted against the interests of the overwhelming majority of its citizens for the last 30 years in lockstep. Why? Because liberals are all powerful and rampant? Is it the vast right wing conspiracy? Well, maybe, if our story begins with “once upon a time”. The answer is yet another Supreme Court case, Citizens United. You see, the Supreme Court justices wield great power, and the consequences of their actions determine our future. For one thing, our present Chief Justice John Roberts invited David Bossie, the chairman of the 501c organization known as Citizens United to bring the case before the court. Now, I’m no constitutional scholar, but I do know a nickel from a dime, so I’m pretty sure that’s social engineering, especially when the folks over at Breitbart broke out the champagne on that day, ahead of its being scheduled on the docket. Now, I’m not going to go into detail about that case, because it reads like “The reason it was ok for three bears to murder a little girl”. What I will say, is that the majority ruling in that case went far beyond those cases which divorced the Preamble from the “main body” of the constitution, and openly robbed We The People of our right to confer legitimacy upon our governing authority, and hand delivered it to David, Allen, and Bill Koch, and the 17 richest families in America, thus making your wishes or opinions irrelevant, save on Facebook perhaps. By conferring personhood onto corporations, and then giving them the right to bestow unlimited funds onto the political candidates of their choice, the court redacted parts of the constitution. Period.

 

Now, I do have an answer for this. All is not lost, because the main body of the Constitution does include several means by which We the people may rescue ourselves from the disasters that the founding fathers surely knew we would create, and if you want to know what that answer is, you will have to read the op-ed on Clevenger and Witt.

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If You Don’t Stop It We WILL!

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 9:29am

If you don’t stop it we will! The American family is under attack. The CPS, Planned Parenthood, ANTIFA, Islam, and a host of others have gathered together to to destroy the American family. The very core of what made America great in the first place is being brought down by a devil’s legion of Anti Christs who wish to destroy our borders, rape and kill our daughters and granddaughters, confuse our little boys and end the greatest country that has ever been on the face of the earth, and if you don’t believe that then I’ve got a bridge for you, and it’s on sale!

The CPS, in the person of one Judy Van Fleet recently attacked my family. Why? Because my granddaughter had a spike in her blood sugar, and it took two trips to the hospital to get it right. She actually told us that when we met again not to expect to return home with our children! People! Do you know what that does to a family? We are not a bunch of crackheads. We are an LDS family with three homes in two states who THOUGHT we could vacation in Texas and return to Utah for the school year. We THOUGHT the children could see the Alamo, go to Corpus Christi, eat on the River Walk and ride horses without having to gather up and flee to safety like a bunch of German Jews in 1939! And Van Fleet thought we were going to calmly surrender our babies just like those people in Germany calmly filed into the gas chambers!

I crappith thee NOT! Reviewing the ins and outs of CPS procedure I was again reminded that the CPS doesn’t have to “prove” anything. Only have “reason to believe” before some wannabe judge raffles your ten year old granddaughter off to some pedophile! And you’re amazed that I’m mad? Enough is enough. Government! If you don’t stop it, we will! Our family has sacrificed all to raise our children, and have been blessed by Heavenly Father. And yes, I’m aggressive. CPS loves that word. They use it all the time. The fact that a grandfather takes it personally when some lesbian takes possession of his little girl. Well folks, there are some things worth dying for. If you don’t stop it we will.

Planned parenthood! Don’t get me started. Planned Parenthood? Try Final Solution. An organization set up to eliminate what they consider to be human weeds. A term straight from their founder. Kill the unborn and sell their bodies. People! You are allowing this! What’s the difference between that and carrying your child into the gas chamber in your naked arms? At least those mothers loved their children and died with them. And it’s all our fault. What difference is there between a German who ignored the death camp on the edge of town and the person who calmly drives by the abortion clinic on the way to Starbucks? We allow this to happen. What is the difference between the neighbor who looks the other way as a person like Van Fleet pulls a baby from a mother’s arms and the German who shudders the widow as a Jewish grandfather is tossed from an upstairs window in his wheelchair by the SS? Justify it, PLEASE!

And Islam! The religion of peace! When angel’s fly out of my butt! Do want to know why that bride to be got shot? She died because a Muslim cop was offended by her bath robe. From his car, with no threat to his person, that animal shot a lady, center mass because Allah was pissed off. Center mass. He had to aim! He SAW her. And the Muslim mayor, who fired the WHITE police chief on the first day in office warned against “Islamaphobia!” Rattle snake a phobia! This is the same mentality that shoots a grandmother in the top of her head for walking to the store unescorted. Israel should toss every one of them off the top of the Wailing Wall and return the Temple Mount to its rightful owners.

 

ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and the ENTIRE transgender movement. Black Lives Matter started in response to a thug getting shot for bull rushing a cop. His arms were’t up, they were out to grab the officer. An officer he’d already assaulted and was charging in to finish the job. Good shot. As good as the one that killed the bride to be. ANTIFA was the direct product to Barrack Insane Obama. A group that took everything that is good, holy, and American, and set it on its ear. The Main Stream Media is wringing crying towels over the person who was killed yesterday in Virginia. They are not shedding one tear for all the unborn who went out with the abortion clinic’s garbage yesterday. God burned up Sodom. I’m amazed we aren’t toast yet. While I don’t agree with white racism I totally understand where it comes from. Even a good dog has a right to bite.

 

The very idea that a five year old little boy should be told he can be a girl if he wants to is an abomination before God! When I was five I watched Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier and I wanted to grow up to be just like him! The little girl who came over in the red coat played with dolls and her tea set. When you try to influence a child to confuse their gender YOU need an operation. It’s called castration!

 

In the words from an old movie we, the American people need to get up, walk to our window, throw it open and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” The malignant left is alarmed at President Trump, well that means they are alarmed at YOU dear reader because if they don’t stop it, I can guarantee you WE WILL!

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Do You Remember?

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:25am

Do you remember September 11 brothers and sisters? I know how hard it is to think about, but we have to face the distasteful truth of our own lives, so why should we flinch from the truth of our political reality? We were attacked by weaponized ideology trained, funded, and assisted by our own government on that day for reasons of financial gain and political power. I know it, you know it, and even those whose best interests are served by denying it publicly know it, and we know it deep down, in our guts. This sparked conflicts that resulted in cataclysmic destruction of whole nations in the Middle East. The end game, obvious to those who were morally capable of owning the fact that we allowed this to happen for purely ideological reasons is occurring right now. After all, the nation was tearing itself apart after watching W. steal an election in broad daylight (hanging chads my ass). So we let the bastards have their wars, because to kick up a fuss after the barn had been empty identified you as weak, un-American .

And when Obama came along, well, he went along, because what is integrity next to the historical significance of being the first black president? So that end game, known to those of us strong enough to understand that thieves were abroad by day and that no one was going to do anything, and that the fourth estate had been bought and destroyed in order to maintain public paralysis has always been to bring the radical Islamists here. Here to our own nation. A nation of sheep, ready for the slaughter.

 

Check out the rust belt which was created specifically for them to be housed as “refugees”. A people who hate us, and rightfully so! You think they’ll stop because of a few rallies, or because we elect hand grenades as leaders? Then you’re still blind. The answer is not inclusion, nor is it found in trying to stem the tide by persuading the very people who created this to change it. The answer is right under our noses. The real question is, do we have the will of our forebears, or will we simply follow the Judas goat to the slaughter.

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Democracy In The USA

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:41pm

Ok, for those of you who have been scratching your heads, wondering what has happened to democracy in the USA,because what HAS happened to democracy in our nation is the cause of everything that ails us, from illegal immigration to abortion. So for those of you who are not aware of what is wrong under the hood, there is nothing like watching a problem occurring in real time. To hell with analysis of history. Listening to a bunch of biased forensic ideologists picking over photos of spilled milk. In Nevada, today, a state senate that has one more democrat than it does republican, the republicans, using a plan called “red state” (google that one up if you love our constitution) are performing a statewide recall of the single democrat who represents the thinnest of majorities in that state’s senate. There is no reason presented for the recall, and no call from the state’s citizenry to recall her; just a plan by the republicans to flip the house. They will use as much of the over five billion dollars stockpiled by Bill, David, and Allen Koch to defeat her in a statewide recall. Remember, a recall is statewide, while state senate seats are basically by districts of constituency. This money, this ugly hoard put together by the seventeen richest families in America, and the red state plan are the cause of what is wrong with our democracy.

 

There is not a single politician in the USA that doesn’t understand that money equals election. It’s why the will of the people has been silenced. We, the legitimate source of authority have been gagged by wads of cash too large for us to combat should we have the will to fight shoulder to shoulder against it. Now, there will be those who will dredge George Soros up and say, what about him? Forget about it, I’m doing that myself right now. See, it makes my point. When Soros weighs in with his big money, when unions weigh in with their big money (or used to anyway), it cancels out the idea of democracy. People with special interests that are not compatible with representation of the otherwise majority of citizens seeking representation should not be allowed to influence political leadership. Now, that should be clear enough. It’s like when a couple of weeks ago the senate and the president sought to turn back the will of the people, all seemed to be lost; but then, in full view of us, the constitution moved, and just as the founding fathers intended, provided leadership where no living proof of leadership was to be found. That old piece of parchment shouldered its way in and vindicated all who have given their lives and their courage to defend it on bloody battlefields all the world over.

 

So, if, like me you find these times to be fraught with historical implication, settle back and watch a different kind of constitutional battle fought in Nevada. Witness for yourself the will of an entire district of constituency stomped out by big money, and a plan that will end with the super rich lighting cigars with the scraps of our great constitution. For it is as Abraham Lincoln predicted: we are being destroyed, not from without, but from within.

Brother Theo

Clevenger & Witt

 

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Hacked Emails Expose Hacks

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:12am

The sore loser cry babies who refuse to accept the results of American voters will do anything to make the vote of the people for Donald Trump appear illegitimate.  Their lame attempts at frivolous recounts only exposed their own corruption and added votes to the Donald’s bottom line.  So it is time for a new approach.  Blame it on the Russians.

I remember back in the 1980s when we finally had a president with a plan to end the Cold War.  These same bleeding heart limousine liberals fell all over themselves opposing the Gipper.  They marched, they colluded with the enemy and they endlessly attacked him and his plan through their operatives masquerading as journalists in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media.

Now when the evidence is flimsy at best and manufactured at worst they are indignantly riding their high horses to another catastrophic defeat.  Even the help of all the RINOs in Congress won’t help these repudiated Clintonistas put Humpty Dumpty Hillary back together again.

Their megaphones in the media are filling the airwaves with the lie that all our intelligence services agree the Russians hacked our election and caused the defeat of the anointed and the victory of the barbarians.

Let’s see how that squares with reality.

Top US Spy Agency Doesn’t Back CIA View on Russia Hacking

According to Reuters the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community do not embrace a CIA assessment that Russian cyber-attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election.  While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it does not endorse their assessment because there is a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

The position of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which oversees the seventeen agency-strong U.S. intelligence communities, gives Trump an informed position to dispute the CIA assessment.

 

 

Former Army Intel Officer Rejects Hack Theory: CIA’s Brennan Playing ‘Info Warfare’

A retired Army intelligence officer dismissed the theory that the Russians hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump, instead putting forth his own theory — CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games.

Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer stated that in his opinion Brennan is trying to undermine the president-elect out of deference to his old boss, President Barack Obama.

Shaffer said, “This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal. Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to Ex-President Obama. It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I believe is going on.”

Ultimately what’s more dangerous the DNC hack or the criminality it exposed?

These leaked emails, whether released by Russia, China, or some teenager in his mother’s basement expose possible criminal activity by Secretary Clinton and New York’s Sixth Crime Family using her office as the launching pad for a pay-to-play scam to solicit tens of millions of dollars from foreign heads of state.

There was also evidence that Clinton’s campaign staff colluded with their not-so-covert supporters over at the Clinton News Network (CNN) before one of her debates with the Donald in order to help her in the debate and sway the results of the election.  As a matter of fact though they still deny it happened Donna Brazile has admitted that she shared the questions with Hillary before the debate.  If that isn’t cheating and colluding to influence the vote I don’t know what is.

In addition, Clinton’s campaign staff and the DNC colluded to undermine the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.   This is what the hacked emails from the DNC reveal never mind who leaked them the truth is the truth.

Clinton’s staff and members of the DNC all knew that Sanders was soliciting millions of dollars for his presidential campaign.  All the while they also knew that while he was doing so, they were conspiring to do everything in their power to undermine his campaign and guarantee his failure.  According to some lawyers, that could be seen as honest services fraud.

Then there is the history of American politicians working with the Russians to influence our elections.  Hint: it wasn’t conservatives and it wasn’t Putin.

In an article by Michael Reagan in Newsmax:

Democrats Secretly Worked With Russia to Oppose My Dad

Former intelligence officer Herbert Romerstein dug through the Soviet archives after the fall of the USSR and uncovered secret documents written by KGB agent Victor Chebrikov. The documents revealed that Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy had sent a friend, former Senator John Tunney of California, to contact the KGB. Tunney’s mission: undermine then-President Jimmy Carter.

On March 5, 1980, as Kennedy was challenging Carter in the primaries, Tunney met with the KGB and urged the Soviets to sabotage Carter’s foreign policy efforts. It’s amazing: Two high-ranking Democrats — a sitting U.S. senator and a former senator — sought Soviet help in undermining American foreign policy and manipulating an American election.

One 1980 document stated that Kennedy offered to condemn President Carter’s policy toward the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in exchange for KGB help. News accounts of that period prove that Kennedy did, in fact, openly criticize Carter’s Afghanistan policy.

Even more amazing: President Carter himself was also willing to jump into bed with the Soviets. In the closing days of the 1980 presidential campaign, while trailing Ronald Reagan in the polls, Jimmy Carter sent a political ally, industrialist Armand Hammer, to a secret meeting with Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin at the embassy in Washington. Hammer asked the Soviets to help Carter win votes in key states by allowing Jewish “refuseniks” to emigrate to Israel. The Soviets rejected Hammer’s request.

In January 1984, former President Carter approached Ambassador Dobrynin in person. Carter wanted to derail President Reagan’s defense buildup, and asked for help from the Evil Empire in unseating President Reagan. It’s not clear if the Soviets gave Carter what he wanted.

Then there’s Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill. He privately told Ambassador Dobrynin that it was in everyone’s best interests if the Soviets would help the Democrats keep “that demagogue Reagan” from being re-elected. O’Neill warned Dobrynin that the “primitive instincts” of this “dangerous man” would plunge the world into war.

It must have amazed Anatoly Dobrynin that these prominent liberals — Ted Kennedy, Armand Hammer, Jimmy Carter, and Tip O’Neill — all viewed President Reagan as more dangerous than any Communist dictator. Historian Paul Kengor observed that the Soviet archives showed “the lengths to which some on the political left . . .were willing to go to stop Ronald Reagan.”

Why did the KGB documents come to light? They surfaced because Ronald Reagan toppled the Evil Empire, ended the Cold War, and thwarted the joint Democrat-Soviet effort to manipulate the election.

And if all else fails we could always go to the horse’s mouth.  According to Fortune magazine, “Julian Assange claims Russia isn’t behind WikiLeaks’ hacked Clinton emails.”

The latest revelation in this unraveling story of Russian leaks and possible interference in the election of Donald Trump involves an explosive revelation which will no doubt be hidden from the low-information voters who receive all their news from the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC CABAL.

An ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails – they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for ‘disgusted’ Democratic whistleblowers.  Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.

Murray insisted that the DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks did not come from the Russians, and were given to the whistle-blowing group by Americans who had authorized access to the information.

Murray said, “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians.  The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

He said “The leakers were motivated by disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.”

Here’s another bombshell exploding on the flank of the politically motivated fake news campaign by the Progressive establishment to de-legitimize the election of Donald Trump.  According to Frank Gaffney in Newsmax:

In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, Ex-FBI Director (and self-admitted leaker) James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the emails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment.

The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the ex-director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.

“And Brennan takes his marching orders from President Obama,” the sources quoted Comey as saying.

In Comey’s view, the leaks to the New York Times and the Washington Post alleging that the Russians tried—and perhaps even succeeded—in tilting the election to Trump were a Democratic Party effort to delegitimize Trump’s victory.

Looking at the leaks about this whole affair former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra told Newsmax TV on Wednesday, “It is not the agency that is doing this. It is rogue employees within the CIA who are leaking this information.”

Here’s the real hack that attempted to subvert our election:

The recent re-count in Michigan revealed there were too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts

Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books.

This is the same old same old vote rigging by the Democrat machines that have presided over the destruction of our great cities.  What these political hacks have done to Detroit is what they were planning for the country as a whole.  In other words; the hacked emails and the frivolous re-counts exposed the Hacks. And though they did their best to steal the election and today they are fighting to keep the truth hidden, the working people of America finally got up off the couch, the silent majority final spoke with one voice, and instead of the managed decline of the Obama-Clinton CABAL we are on the road to Make America Great Again!

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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Community colleges ready for campus carry

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 7:54am

When Texas’ four-year universities were forced to accept campus carry a year ago, large protests were staged by students unhappy with the idea of more weapons on campus. With a state mandate to allow guns on campuses, the protests had little effect. In the year since the law took effect, though, few ill effects have been reported.

Brazoria County’s community colleges are unlikely to see rallies today when two-year colleges fall under the campus-carry requirement, with both Alvin Community College and Brazosport College preparing for the day by engaging students and faculty well ahead of time.

“Over the course of several campus forums, we have fielded questions from students and staff regarding the law,” Alvin Community College President Christal M. Albrecht said in an emailed response. “The feedback has been mostly neutral. Many of the questions were focused on which areas of the campus would still not allow weapons.”

People are still banned from carrying their concealed handguns to ACC sporting events. Other areas where concealed carry isn’t allowed will have signs posted citing section 30.06 of the Texas Penal Code stating people with concealed handguns cannot enter the property, according to the college’s website.

Brazosport College had meetings last year to inform attendees of the law change and get a consensus on how the college should approach it.

“They also had an opportunity to respond to a survey and also to comment on Brazosport College’s campus carry rules as they were being drafted. The feedback was broad and far-ranging,” Vice President of Human Resources Marshall Campbell said in an email. “While some faculty, staff and students voiced concern about the possibility of an increase of guns on campus, others commented that they are comfortable with the law.”

Campbell oversees the newly developed Brazosport College Police Department, which had been in the works before the new law and became official last August.

Both campuses are doing what they can to educate new students through orientations and posting signage.

“Brazosport College’s Police Department has presented on the campus carry law and the college’s rules related to the law at its New Student Orientation sessions,” Campbell said. “It will also present to faculty and staff at the college’s meetings for the new academic year. The college’s campus carry rules are published on the police department’s website. The department is also adjusting signage on campus to comply with the new law and the college’s rules.”

Aside from hosting several forums, ACC is enforcing a few other changes.

“We have completed a procedural process that outlines which areas will remain weapon-free, and we have posted signs on campus stating where weapons are not allowed,” Albrecht said. “In order to keep our students safe, we are also planning to expand our police presence by upgrading two part-time positions to full-time.”

The law applies to licensed gunholders who carry a concealed handgun, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s website. This is one detail Brazosport College officials are stressing to campus-goers.

“Therefore, the faculty, staff and students are instructed to contact the college’s Police Department if someone has a gun that is not concealed,” Campbell said.

Ultimately, campus officials want staff and students to know they are taking everyone’s safety seriously.

“The most effective learning environment is a safe environment,” Albrecht said. “Campus security is among our top concerns and we feel that we are well prepared for when the law takes effect.”

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Retired FDNY firefighter Michael Duffy dead at 63 after battle with 9/11-linked cancer

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 7:08am

Another firefighter has lost his life to a 9/11-related cancer.

Retired Firefighter Michael Duffy, a 20-year veteran of the department who spent time at Ground Zero after the terror attacks, died on Aug. 8, officials said Thursday.

Duffy joined the FDNY in 1982 and spent his entire career at Engine 310 and Ladder 174 on Snyder Ave. in East Flatbush, known as “Snyder Island.”

“He comes from a very proud firehouse,” Uniformed Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald said. (TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

“He comes from a very proud firehouse,” Uniformed Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald said. “This is a terrific loss to the members of the firehouse, the retirees and people in the Gerritsen Beach community where he lived.”

Duffy, 63, retired from the FDNY in 2002.

On 9/11, 343 firefighters and 23 NYPD cops were killed when terrorists flew two jumbo jets into the World Trade Center.

As of July 15, 157 FDNY members — including firefighters, EMS personnel, civilian employees and fire marshals — have died of 9/11-related illnesses, department officials said.

Duffy, 63, retired from the FDNY in 2002. (FDNY)

By the end of 2016, 132 additional NYPD cops had died of illnesses that can be linked to their time at Ground Zero, officials said.

Duffy is survived by his wife, Corrina. Calls to family members were not immediately returned.

Services will be held Friday at the James P. Byrnes Funeral Home on Gerritsen Ave. A funeral mass will be held at Resurrection Church, also on Gerritsen Ave., on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks mourners to make donations to St. Judes Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Burn Center and the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation, which shuttles firefighters and their families to medical appointments.

 

 

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Why?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:32pm

Why? That is the biggest, most profound question in human existence. Why? We see the unexplainable, the horrific, the soul searing, and stare up at the sky, asking, “Why?” You will wait until you’re dust, pray until ice forms on your upraised palms, and never be able to comprehend, “Why?”

For the last week I’ve been studying the death of JonBenet. We’ll never understand the mind of the person who perpetrated the act, indeed, if we understand, then we are as depraved as that person was. No, the why here is why does it make any difference after twenty years. On this I can enlighten you. It makes a difference because the death of that little girl stole not only her life and innocence, but ours as well. We all wish that life were beautiful, and Shirley Temple was forever singing “The Good Ship Lolly Pop,” but JonBenet’s death reminded us that the ship ran aground that day, and we were forced to look at the crumpled body of our dreams on a basement floor.

I noticed that as I watched documentary after documentary I began to focus more and more on the beautiful, and less on the basement floor. I was absolutely stunned at the talent in that little body, and still asking, “Why?” It’s as if God is using her death to teach us a bunch of lessons. God didn’t make this happen, man has free will, but once it did happen He used it. He used it to show us what evil is, how we will always be exposed to it, and how we answer the “why” determines how we fight it. God also challenged our arrogance. For all the “trace DNA,” and national data bases, FBI, CIA, NSA, and gumshoes taking a magnifying glass to ever part of that house we will most likely never surely know what happened in that basement in 1996! God knows, and he waits at the Gate behind that big cash register in the sky to total up the bill. JonBenet will have an eternity of dancing with the Angels, and whomever killed her will dance with the devil.

Why? My six year old grandson got to go to school for the first time this year. All his life he got to watch his brothers and sister get on that big yellow bus, and ride off to a mysterious place that he wasn’t allowed to go, and he longed for the day when he, too, will be a “big boy,” and take his place on that bus. I’m telling you this because I want you to understand that I feel the wonder, the joy, in a little boy’s mind on that day. My grandson was transformed, invigorated because it was a right of passage. On that day we stopped calling him “New Baby,” and called him by his name, Stevin! Out in Carolina there was another little six year old boy. I know he was just as thrilled to be a “big boy” too, and I know he loved his teachers, his lunch, his books, and the school ground . . . where he was shot while going to his school. He lingered for most of a week, and now he plays with JonBenet. Why?

 

 

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Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face ‘end of regime’

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:58pm

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday warned North Korea to stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons or face the end of Pyongyang’s regime and “the destruction of its people.”

His comments come after the North Korean military threatened a missile strike near the U.S. territory of Guam, in response to comments made by President Donald Trump and a Pentagon bomber operation in the region.

Mattis said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should “take heed” of the U.N. Security Council’s statement that Pyongyang poses a global security threat.

“The [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” he said, using the name North Korea calls itself. “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

On Tuesday, Trump warned North Korea not to make any more threats against the United States. In July, North Korea said it would “strike a merciless blow” at the United States if Washington ever attempted to remove Kim from power.

“They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “[Kim] has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

Earlier Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended Trump’s remarks.

During a brief scheduled stop in Guam, Tillerson suggested Trump’s rhetoric is a strategy he is using as head of state to communicate clearly with Kim.

“What the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” Tillerson said. “I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the U.S. has the unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part.”

Mattis said that though the State Department is making efforts to resolve the threat using diplomatic means, allied militaries possess “robust defensive and offensive capabilities.”

“The DPRK regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates,” he said.

Later Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted about the United States’ nuclear capabilities amid tensions with the nuclear-capable North Korean regime. He said the U.S. nuclear arsenal is the most powerful it’s ever been under his leadership.

“My first order as president was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before,” Trump wrote. “Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!”

Guam is home to Anderson Air Force Base, from which two U.S. B-1B bombers deployed on a mission with the South Korean and Japanese air forces on Monday. The aircraft flew over Japanese airspace before passing over the Korean Peninsula.

“I think what the president was just reaffirming is that the United States has the capability to fully defend itself from any attack, and our allies, and we will do so,” Tillerson said. “So the American people should sleep well at night.”

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Study: Steep price hikes led to drop in use of two heart drugs at U.S. hospitals

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:41pm

The findings disprove claims that price increases do not reduce patient access to and use of certain medications, said researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.

After steep price hikes, use of two common heart medications declined significantly in U.S. hospitals, a new study shows.

The drugs, nitroprusside, or Nitropress, and isoproterenol, or Isuprel, have been used for decades.

The findings disprove claims that price increases do not reduce patient access to and use of certain medications, the Cleveland Clinic researchers said.

“In public testimony, it had been stated that these price increases would not decrease patient access or utilization of these two critical drugs, both of which have been used for decades in patient care,” said lead author Dr. Umesh Khot, vice chairman of cardiovascular medicine.

“However, our research shows that these price hikes are not benign. Further research will determine if there has been any effect on patient outcomes, but it’s clear that utilization has been impacted,” Khot said in a clinic news release.

From 2012 to 2015, the price of isoproterenol in the United States increased nearly 70-fold — from $26 to $1,790.

The research team looked at the drugs’ use in 47 hospitals. The researchers found the number of patients treated with isoproterenol dropped 35 percent.

The cost of nitroprusside, meanwhile, rose 30-fold, from $27 to $880. And the number of patients treated with the drug fell 53 percent, the researchers said.

Because the two drugs are only used in hospitals, there is no external patient demand for them and no direct-to-consumer advertising, the researchers pointed out.

The researchers also looked at use of nitroglycerin and dobutamine, intravenous heart drugs with stable pricing. During the study period, the number of patients treated with nitroglycerin rose 118 percent, and dobutamine usage increased 7 percent.

Nitroprusside lowers blood pressure and is used to treat critical high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Doctors also order it to keep blood pressure low during surgery.

Isoproterenol is used to treat low heart rate and heart block, or when the heart beats too slowly. It’s also used during electrophysiology procedures and certain types of surgery to increase heart rate, the researchers said.

“These are medications that physicians are very familiar with, and for which there are no direct alternatives. As a result, hospitals have had to reevaluate use of these drugs and potentially bring in other therapies,” said Michael Militello, a doctor of pharmacy.

“Understanding how physicians, pharmacists, and health systems have addressed their use of these medications is an important area of further study,” he added.

The study appears as a letter to the editor in the Aug. 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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