Big Chem Applies Pressure

Apr 25, 2017

Dow Chemical wants the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that indicate a family of pesticides is harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. One of the species is homo sapiens.

Dow, whose CEO is one of President Trump’s close advisers, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates, sent letters last week to the heads of three of cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies. The studies are “fundamentally flawed,” they say.
A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, referred questions to the EPA.
“The EPA’s recent biological evaluation of chlorpyrifos found the pesticide is ‘likely to adversely affect’ 1,778 of the 1,835 animals and plants accessed as part of its study…” including critically endangered or threatened species of frogs, fish, birds and mammals. Similar results were shown for malathion and diazinon.
The Dow subsidiary that markets chlorpyrifos asked that the EPA's biological assessment to be withdrawn because its "scientific basis was not reliable." No mention was made about why it was not reliable.
A 2012 study at UC Berkeley found that 87 percent of umbilical-cord blood samples tested from newborn babies contained detectable levels of chlorpyrifos.
The three pesticides in question are organophosphates—chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion. Organophosphorus gas was originally developed as a chemical weapon by Nazi Germany.
Rachelle Schikorra, Dow Chemical public affairs director, said suggestions that the company's $1 million donation to Trump's inaugural committee was an influence payment is "completely off the mark."


Apr 25, 2017

For years, conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly has dominated cable news with a highly acclaimed show that consistently had a following that continuously dwarfed similar shows on CNN and MSNBC. Now it has all come crashing down with Fox News canceling the “O’Reilly Factor” and cutting all ties with him because of claims of sexual harassment.

Now the sometimes abrasive, but always entertaining host, is doing what he does best, going on the offensive. In his podcast he told listeners that he is “confident the truth will come out” and that people will be “shaken” by it just as he has been. He refused to say any more at this point, but promised that more revelations will follow. One has to wonder it these new revelations will have anything to do with the recent allegation against Sean Hannity of sexual harassment that was quickly recanted.


Apr 25, 2017

According to a report by John Sopko, the special inspector general looking into reconstruction in Afghanistan, American Taxpayers have been charged millions of dollars for “ghost soldiers”. These are Afghans listed as active members of the army or police forces who in fact do not exist, but have regular pay checks going somewhere. This was apparently going on for years, but no actual investigation was started until about three years ago.

President Trump has ordered an intensification of the investigation in an effort to prosecute those involved and stop the practice from continuing. Ironically, the war in Afghanistan should have ended successfully years ago if Obama had listened to his military commanders. Instead, it may now have been lost and American lives have been wasted.


Apr 25, 2017

In an unprecedented action at a BART train station in Oakland, California an estimated 40 to 60 teenagers overran the station, entered a train, and proceeded to rob and beat up passengers. Several passengers received head injuries and many were robbed of their purses, wallets, and cell phones. The attack occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. and was the first of its kind in the area. However, it is similar to other “flash mob” attacks that frequently occur in stores and on the streets of major cities like Chicago. This is seen as a disturbing and dangerous new trend by authorities.


Apr 25, 2017

In a bold move just before leaving office Obama continued his efforts through the Department of Interior to take millions of acres of land owned by the states and turn them over to the federal government. He used the old law called the “Antiquities Act” to create a new federal monument in Utah called the Bears Ears National Monument. This action restricted the people of Utah from using a large area of land for recreation that had been owned and managed by the State for years.

This was just another example of over reach under the Obama administration involving both the Interior department and the Bureau of land Management. Trump is going to issue an Executive Order to have the Department review and perhaps undo many of the actions taken by Obama.


Apr 25, 2017

Tom Perez, the new chairman of the Democrat National Committee has launched a speaking tour he claims is designed to unify the party. His speeches including profanity laden attacks on President Trump and Republicans that in general appear to fire up his base, but are doing little to unify the party. This is particularly true since he has begun using a litmus test to determine if people are truly eligible to be in the party.

Perez has essentially announced that all members of the party must be pro-abortion, and that having that position is “not negotiable”. This statement falls in line with the actions of the liberals who organized the January Women’s march in Washington and prohibited anyone who was openly pro-life from participating. It seems the party that claims to champion tolerance practices exactly the opposite. It remains to be seen how this will impact the 20% of the Democrats who are pro-life.


Apr 25, 2017

For months the administration of Drexel University in Pennsylvania has remained silent about hate filled tweets by one of its employees, Professor George Ciccariello-Maher. The professor has publicly called for “white genocide” told people to “off the pigs” and most recently said that seeing an airline passenger give up his first class seat to and American soldier made him want to “vomit.”

Apparently, enough is enough. Major Drexel donors are withholding donations to the university, perspective students are turning to other institutions, and so finally the school administration is launching an investigation into the professor’s antics. Many Americans will be watching and waiting for the outcome.


Apr 25, 2017

Shortly after Fox News terminated its relationship with Bill O’Reilly because of claims of sexual harassment a similar claim was made against popular conservative Fox host, Sean Hannity. The accuser is Debbie Schlussel, who made the claim in a radio interview on Friday, but recanted it Monay in another interview said that while Hannity as “creepy” he did not sexually harass her.

It turns out that in 2010 Schlussel made some claims about Hannity on her blog, saying that his support of the Freedom Alliance charity for the children of soldiers killed in action was a “scam” to make money for him and his family. No proof was ever offered and the charity denied that any of the claims were true.


Apr 25, 2017

A new poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News shows that if there was a rematch of last November’s presidential election were held today Trump would still win and take the popular vote by 43 to 40 percent over Hillary Clinton. This poll flies in face of the continuing narrative by the main stream media that Trump is so unpopular that he could not possibly win a rematch.

The poll also calls into question the narrative that somehow the Russians were responsible for the Trump victory. In fact, it appears that the attacks by Bernie Sanders during the primary had a greater impact on Clinton than was originally realized.


Apr 25, 2017

General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is not denying reports that Russia is providing weapons to the Taliban. These weapons are being used not just against the Afghan army and innocent civilians, but against American troops. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has expressed great concern about this issue and has stated that the U.S. needs to confront the Russians.

With the Russians supporting Iran, Assad in Syria, and now the Taliban, there is little hope that Putin will be joining the United States and other countries to fight ISIS and other major terrorist groups.


Apr 25, 2017

Tony Kim, a 58 year old Korean/American professor has been arrested by the North Korean government as he was preparing to fly back to the U.S. after a short teaching term in the communist country. No reason has been given for his detention, but it should be noted that Kim is the third American citizen to be arrested in the last few years and the other two were subjected to sham trials on bogus charges and sentenced to long prison terms at hard labor.

American officials are demanding his immediate release, but are being ignored by the North Koreans.


Apr 25, 2017

The Deep South city of New Orleans, Louisiana has been under the control of liberal Democrats for decades despite the fact that the state is deeply red. Now, Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of this historic southern city, and the liberal controlled city council has ordered the removal of four iconic civil war monuments to the Confederacy. This includes statues of confederate General Robert E. Lee and confederate president Jefferson Davis.

Many New Orleans resident adamantly oppose this because they say the monuments represent an important part of the city’s history and are not racist as claimed by those on the left including Black Lives Matter, who want to rewrite history.


Apr 25, 2017

Following a familiar pattern the communist regime in North Korea has made additional threats against the United States and our military in particular. A specific threat has been made that the regime will attempt to sink the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, an American aircraft carrier that is the center piece of a naval strike force operating in the western specific.

Although it is unlikely that such an attack will occur the crisis is serious enough that our military is on high alert, and a top secret security briefing is scheduled Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate.

Senator Ellzabeth Warren Says That Trumps Election Was Based On Racism

Apr 24, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts stated in a recent interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the election of Donald trump as President was probably based at least partly on an “ugly stew of racism”. She went on to say that xenophobia played a big part in the election of Donald Trump and was fueled by his rhetoric. In a another interview on ABC’s “The View” she called Trump a “master of distraction” and further says “This man is truly dangerous.” This rhetoric is in line with other so called progressive members of the Democrat party.

Terrorist Threats On Increase In U.S.

Apr 24, 2017

With active investigations into possible terrorist threats being conducted in all 50 states in the United States the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly sees the threat as greater than ever. This is true for several reasons. First, potential terrorists continue to come over our southern border, and second there has been an alarming increase in plots of home grown terrorists who have been radicalized by ISIS or other Islamic groups.

Secretary Kelly has stated that “the threats are relentless” and are occurring on an almost daily basis. In addition, it is suspected that radicalized terrorists are taking advantage of the U.S. visa waiver program we have with many countries

Democrats Peparng To Shut Down Government

Apr 24, 2017

The Democrats in congress appear to be willing to shut down the federal government in order to keep money from being appropriated to begin construction of the wall along the U.S. southern border. This is surprising for several reasons. First, many of these same Democrats voted in 2006 to build such a wall, and they are well aware that this issue was one of the primary reasons for President Trump’s election.

This comes at a time when a survey shows that two-thirds of the American people, including a large percentage of Democrats, believe that the party is out of touch with the concerns and needs of the American people.

Russian Bombers Continue To Invade U.S. Airspace

Apr 24, 2017

At least four times in the past week Russian Bear bombers that are capable of carrying nuclear weapons have invaded U.S. and Canadian airspace near the Alaska and the Canadian borders. On at least three of these occasions American and/or Canadian fighters have been scrambled, and sent to escort the Russians away from our airspace.

These incidents follow the sighting of Russian spy ships patrolling just off the east coast of the United States. These types of provocations have rarely happened since the end of the cold war and are an ominous sign that Putin’s Russia is challenging the United States for reasons that are as yet unknown.

Second Muslim Doctor Arrested In Michigan

Apr 24, 2017

A second Muslim doctor in Michigan has been arrested along with his wife for performing genital mutilation surgery on girls as young as six years old. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar were arrested for performing the illegal surgeries at the doctor’s clinic in Livonia, Michigan. The arrests are the second in a week with another Muslim physician, Dr. Jumama Nagarwala being previously arrested. She was an emergency room physician, but performed the genital mutilation procedures at the Attar clinic.

Genital mutilations are routine in many predominately Muslim countries, but are illegal in the United States. However, the stories of these arrests have been mostly ignored by the mainstream media.

Ann Coulter Takes On New York Times.

Apr 24, 2017

Ann Coulter has taken on the New York Times over its coverage of the University of California at Berkeley and its blatant attempts to keep her from having an effective speaking engagement on the campus. Coulter was invited by the college republican chapter on the campus that is preparing to sue the university over it discrimination against the organization and its invited speaker.

Coulter takes issue with the effort of the Times to defend the Berkeley campus administration by basically claiming that the campus is under siege by right wing groups that are responsible for much of the violence. Of course the facts speak for themselves and video evidence shows that the attacks are being orchestrated by left wing activists wearing masks and carrying weapons.

140 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack

Apr 24, 2017

On Saturday it was announced by the Afghan military that the death toll from an attack by Taliban terrorists on an Afghan military base had risen to 140 dead and over 60 wounded. The attack occurred when most of the Afghan soldiers were unarmed and leaving lunch or a prayer service. The attackers were all dressed as members of the Afghan military, and it is believed by military commanders that they must have been assisted by someone inside of the base that has been identified as the headquarters of the Afghan 209th Corps in Balkh.

Cal State Professor Gets Paid Vacation After Hateful Tweet

Apr 24, 2017

History lecturer Lars Maischak at California State University tweeted a call for President Trump to be immediately hanged and two Republicans to be executed for every one illegal alien deported. There was an immediate outcry and demand for his termination, but instead the university administration allowed him to go on paid administrative leave for the rest of the semester. In other words, with the spring semester almost over the professor will get some paid vacation days and apparently be allowed to come back in the fall with no sanctions. All of this at a taxpayer supported university.

Liberal Pundit Blames Trump For Situation In Venezuela

Apr 24, 2017

The situation in the South American nation of Venezuela has been deteriorating for years as the socialist government has become a dictatorship and stripped citizens of their rights. It has also thrown the country into economic chaos with most people unemployed and many starving. The most recent result of all of this has been an increase in protests and sometimes riots in the streets of major cities.

However, far left MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has another take on the situation claiming that the unrest is due to the fact that a state run company in Venezuela made a contribution to the Trump inauguration committee. Maddow does not say how she believes the people in Venezuela were supposed to even find out about this.

Taxpayers Forced To Fund Speech By Sharia Law Advocate

Apr 24, 2017

New York taxpayers are waking up to the fact that their taxes are being used to fund a commencement address by Palestinian and Sharia law proponent Linda Sarsour. The speech is to take place at the graduation ceremony on June 1st of the Graduate School of Public Health of the City University of New York (CUNY) a publicly funded institution.

Sarsouris a Muslim activist who has referred to “Zionist trolls” and defendedrock throwing attacks by Palestinian activists on Israel citizens. She was also one of the organizers of the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington in January.

Negative Main Stream Media Covetage Of Trump At All Time High

Apr 24, 2017

According to a study done by the prominent Media Research Center the negative coverage of President Trump by mainstream media outlets like CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN has reached an extraordinarily high level. The negative coverage is 89% overall with the highest levels being in the areas of the alleged collusion of the Trump campaign and the Russian government as well as the Obama wiretap claims.

This continues the trend established and reported during the Presidential campaign when the favorable coverage of Hilary Clinton far outweighed the favorable coverage of the Trump campaign. In fact, Trump favorable coverage was virtually nonexistent.

Marine Le Pen And Emmanuel Macron In French Runoff

Apr 24, 2017

Riding the wave of nationalism sweeping parts of Europe the right wing candidate Marine Le Pen has made it into a May 7th runoff against centrist Emmanuel Macron for the French Presidency. Le Pen has vowed to end the liberal immigration polices of the current French government that she claims has led to the rise in terrorism in France. She also wants France to leave the European Union.

Her rise has been compared to the movements that led to the English vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. However, Le Pen is still considered a long shot to win the French Presidency.

Viva la France!

Apr 24, 2017

On May 7 the French will choose either Emmanual Macron or Marine Le Pen as the next president of France. Macron, the establishment/EU/status quo candidate, drew this from Nigel Farage: "Macron speaking with EU flag behind him. Says it all." Farage is a leading British proponent of British independence from the European Union—Brexit. Le Pen, portrayed by the media as a feminine version of President Trump, wants France to retain its identity. Said she: “Either we continue on the path of total de-regulation, offshoring, mass immigration, free movement of terrorists, the reign of big money. Or you choose the France of borders that protects your identity.” What—borders, language, and culture? In France of all places? Yeah, baby—Viva la France!

Another Islamist Terror Attack in Paris

Apr 21, 2017

Days before the Second round of national elections (Sunday) an Islamic terrorist ambushed police on the Champs Elysees, the most famous boulevard in Paris. The assailant was killed by police but not before wounding two other policemen. ISIS claimed responsibility for this high profile terror attack, as they do all attacks that promise to promote their image of blind hatred and all ethnic groups. While the police haven’t released his name, they have admitted that he was on their watch list, as are most terrorists involved in high profile attacks. Apparently, they weren’t watching closely enough.

Trump Verbally Assaults Iran

Apr 21, 2017

One day after certifying to Congress that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal, he blasted the deal at a news conference with the Italian prime minister as a “terrible deal.” He made a point of accusing Iran of being in violation of the “spirit of the agreement,” but offered no details explaining how. It seems certain to the anti-globalist faction of his supporters that Trump is being influenced by the neocons among his advisors who intend to use this nuclear agreement, which has never been signed by Iran or the US, as a basis for attacking Iran militarily. That was the reason for adding non-nuclear military disarmament features to the agreement in the last round, to make it easier to find Iran in violation.

US Prepares to Indict Julian Assange

Apr 21, 2017

Prosecutors say they have found another avenue of attack to indict Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. They first tried to make a case based upon Wikileaks having published the leaks from Bradley Manning, but they couldn’t very do that since the NY Times and other lead American papers did so too. Now, Mike Pompeo, who used to praise Wikileaks until he rose to the head of the CIA, says he now has evidence that Wikileaks helped Edward Snowden---which Snowden vehemently denies.

Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, a globalist thinktank, CIA Director Mike Pompeo attacked Wikileaks saying, "It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," Pompeo said. The charge that Russia was central to the leaking of DNC election emails to Wikileaks has been thorough debunked by those involved who have proof the leaks came from a DNC staffer upset by how the Clinton people undermined the candidacy of Bernie Sanders.

Documentary on Roger Stone Sure to Raise Eyebrows

Apr 21, 2017

Trump says that Stone was the driving force behind his aborted run for the presidency in 1988 and then considering running to be the Reform party candidate in 2000. The interview, which happens before Donald Trump was elected and before Stone was fired from his campaign has Trump saying, "Roger always wanted me to run for president and over the years every time a presidential race came up he wanted me to run and I just didn't have interest at that time."

Trump gives Stone high praise, but nowhere in this exaggerated view of Stone’s prowess does it say why Trump dismissed Stone. It probably doesn’t have anything to do with Stones libertine lifestyle, as Trump isno Puritan, but it may have a lot to do with Stone’s “take no prisoners” negative campaigns he is famous for. It is even more likely that, like the film, Stone has a braggard’s tendency to take credit for things he really didn’t do. As the Daily Mail said in its review:

“Despite the praise, 'Get Me Roger Stone' makes it look like Stone is in chargeof the President, an idea which will likely enrage Trump who recentlysidelined his chief strategist Steve Bannon for reportedly taking toomuch of the credit for his boss' accomplishments.”

Berkley Reverses Decision and Allows Ann Coulter to Speak

Apr 21, 2017

The reason why UC Berkley cancelled Coulter’s speech was because of unreasonable restrictions that the sponsor, College Republicans rejected. Coulter said the university insisted that her speech take place in the middle of the day, that only students could attend and that the exact venue wouldn’t be announced until the last minute. Although the College Republican felt those were unreasonable, Coulter claims she agreed with the conditions but that the University canceled her anyway.

"They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway." Coulter is intending to speak on immigration, which is dangerous in the sanctuary state of California. When Coulter threatened to speak despite the ban, UC Berkley reversed their decisions and selected a new date. The College Republicans rejected that and now the event is back on for Thursday at an "appropriate protected venue." That remains to be seen.

Russia Bans Jehovah Witnesses

Apr 21, 2017

A Russian Court, using a new law banning extremist views, has declared a ban on the Jehovah’s Witness religion, which has about 170,000 adherents in Russia. Incredibly, Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova said the Jehovah's Witnesses "pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security,” but failed to specify any evidence of that.

The church’s literature and website has been taken down and members have been arrested or had their property seized. Thursday’s ruling has a more draconian effect: all the Witnesses’ Russian assets –including its St. Petersburg headquarters and nearly 400 chapters — will be confiscated and become state property.

Russia's anti-extremism law is really an anti-free speech law that criminalizes any prejudice or religious enmity towards any other religious or social group. Jehovah Witness literature is replete with criticism of otherreligions, which is acceptable in the free world. –Not so in Russiaanymore.

Church Fighting to Keep IRS Restrictions on Religious Political Positions

Apr 21, 2017

Donald Trump made a campaign promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment which, as a condition of getting a tax exemption, prohibits religions from taking any position or action which can be construed as influence the political process. It is much more than just endorsing a candidate. Most evangelical Christians oppose the current IRS position because it prohibits them from taking positions that are both morally objectionable and which happen to be politically sensitive---hence restraining their ability to speak out.

Pastor Chuck Baldwin, who ran for US president under the Constitution Party banner is appalled that many Baptists, Jews, and Muslims are trying to block the repeal of the Johnson amendments. These mainstream Churches seem to be comfortable staying out of issues of controversy, whereas Evangelical Christians are not, and want these restrictions against free speech removed.

Anti-gun Mania in Public Schools

Apr 21, 2017

To demonstrate how radical the anti-gun sentiment is in public schools, a school district in Alabama has expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school — a gun she did not bring, but was given to her by another student, which she put into her backpack for safe keeping. According to the Daily Caller, her mother complained, rightly, that the punishment is excessive. No one was ever threatened, she didn’t ever present it as if in firing position, and no person was put in a position of fearing for their life. Perhaps she’ll find much more fulfillment being home schooled.

In another jurisdiction, a six-year-old boy was punished because he took a plastic Lego gun roughly the size of a quarter on a school bus in Palmer, MA. Even a kindergarten age child was forced to apologize for a tiny Lego gun.

At an elementary school in Philadelphia, school officials reportedly yelled at a young female student and then searched her in front of her class after she was found with a crude paper gun her grandfather had made for her.

AG Sessions Takes Aim at Latino MS-13 Gang

Apr 21, 2017

The Mara Salvatruchos (MS-13) have become one of the biggest and most violent gangs in America, and in many other countries in Central America. They started as Salvadoran illegal immigrants in Los Angeles and now are active in every major city in the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making the eradication of the gang the forefront of his need for immigration enforcement in the US. Sessions said in prepared remarks that gangs like MS-13 "represent one of the gravest threats to American safety."

Sessions believes that tougher enforcement of immigration and border crimes will curb gang activity not only for MS-13 but the dozens of other Latino gangs that illegals have spawned in the US. Session also takes aim at sanctuary cities which by refusing to help the Feds deport illegals with criminal backgrounds are "aiding these cartels to refill their ranks." Drug cartels actively recruit Latino gang members as enforcers.

Iowa Passes Improved Gun Rights Law

Apr 21, 2017

With both houses in the hands of Republicans and a sympathetic governor, House File 517 was passed and signed into law granting Iowans the rights to defend themselves using force, even “deadly force,” in public if they feel threatened. A citizen can be mistaken about the threat so long as he can prove there was “a reasonable basis” for his actions – a move that some believe shifts the burden of proof off of defendants.

The law also expands the rights of citizens to sue the government if they feel their Second Amendment rights are threatened by local ordinances or gun-free zones. Also, leaving a conceal-carry permit at home will no longer be considered a misdemeanor so long as the gun owner can produce it at a later date.

The new law in Iowa will permit minors to legally use guns so long as theyare accompanied by a guardian, effective immediately. It also eliminatesthe ability of the state to ban the possession of weapons during emergencies.

Nation With Highest Vaccination Rate has Poorest Health for Children

Apr 21, 2017

In the US, the current vaccination schedule for children under 1 year has 26 vaccines. Children whose immune system is not yet developed are the most susceptible to vaccine reactions. By the time a child is through his teen years he will have 74 doses by age 17 with 53 injections and 3 oral doses of rotavirus. According to one doctor, "In spite of all this, or perhaps partially caused by all this, the health of American children has plummeted. The US has the highest rate of autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities, food allergies, chronic ailments, and childhood obesity. The overall health of this nation ranks very low compared to all other industrialized nations, dead last in most areas."

Russia and China Send Troops to North Korea Border

Apr 21, 2017

Sparked by what both nations claim is a fear of a wave of North Korean refugees should war break out between the US and NK, China has stationed 150,000 troops along its border with North Korea. This week Russia brought in a few troops and tanks to do the same. This does not appear to be in response to a serious threat of war, but as a precaution which sends a signal to North Korea's dictator to not do anything rash.

Members of UK Parliament Demand Revocation of Mrs. Assad’s British Citizenship

Apr 21, 2017

Asma Al Assad, a native Britain, and wife of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad tells how British leaders once offered her a guarantee of safety and for her children plus a large sum of money to abandon her husband and leave Syria. She rejected the offer recognizing that it was a blatant attempt to discredit her husband in the eyes of the British public. Now certain members of Parliament are retaliating by demanding that her British citizenship be revoked.

Major Insurance Company Quits Obamacare, Profits Skyrocket

Apr 20, 2017

UnitedHealthcare Group's quarterly profit rose dramatically after the health insurance provider drastically downsized its participation in the Obamacare exchanges. The company's profit rose by 35 percent in the first-quarter of 2017, and expanded nearly every aspect of its operation, including its participation in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans, according to the Associated Press. The Obamacare exchanges require below market rates and so many medical mandates that experts expect most insurance companies to quit the exchanges if new changes are not enacted. Many states only have one provider for the Obamacare exchanges after other companies dropped out in order to survive financially. UnitedHealth brought in $2.17 billion in first-quarter earnings, and other companies are bound to follow suit.

More Than 90 Percent Of Top 50 Law Schools Are Liberal

Apr 20, 2017

Rob Shimshock posted a study at the Daily Caller indicating that “Forty-seven of the nation's top 50 law schools are liberal, and while 35 percent of lawyers across the country are conservative. Only 15 percent of law professors lean conservative, according to a recent study.” The study , The Legal Academy's Ideological Uniformity, was published April 14 by Adam Bonica of Stanford University, Adam S. Chilton of the University of Chicago, Kyle Rozema of Northwestern, and Maya Sen of Harvard. Only Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Pepperdine University's law schools are predominantly conservative, according to the study, but even those two schools have only one or two strict constitutionalists on the faculty.

Bill O’Reilly Forced Out of Fox News

Apr 20, 2017

Bill O’Reilly, the most popular news commentator on Cable Television has been forced to drop his The Factor at Fox News because of multiple charges of sexual harassment of women at Fox News. While O’Reilly has continually denied all chargers, it’s hard to believe given the millions that Fox News has paid out to settle multiple lawsuits. His ouster follows that of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes who also cost Fox multiple millions in out of court settlements.

There are no other conservative cable news shows to take the place of Fox as it faces increasing pressure from advertisers who did not want to support O’Reilly despite his high ratings. Fox News is a $90 million operation and Chris Ruddy’s NewsMax at second is worth only $10 according to estimates. Fox News has now lost their two biggest starts, Megyn Kelly, who is still trying to find a place on mainstream NBC daytime talk shows, and now Bill O’Reilly.

Fortunately Fox still has Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson who is a breath of fresh air compared to O’Reilly who many conservatives say comes across as arrogant and dismissive of others. He supported government registration of guns, the Paris climate change agreement, and was opposed to the death penalty---none of which are favored by conservatives.

Venezuela Arms Pro-Regime Militia after Disarming Civilians

Apr 20, 2017

Following the pattern of all communist dictatorships Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s increasingly unpopular leader, has banned regular civilians from owning weapons. As Maduro’s popularity plummets with massive inflation, price controls, and food shortages, he fears a counter revolution that could even overwhelm his loyal military. The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns. The Free Beacon reported that Maduro will start to arm hundreds of thousands of Marxist militiamen in order to preserve his regime.

"A gun for every militiaman!" Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, the Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime's armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression."

Berkley Bans Ann Coulter Speech

Apr 20, 2017

While it remains a mystery why any conservative would want to speak at the ultra-Leftist UC Berkely, the school canceled a scheduled speech by the highly inflammatory conservative pundit Ann Coulter after they said they couldn’t guarantee her safety. When Bell Shaped Curve author Charles Murray spoke at Berkley his was shouted down and couldn’t utter a word. When professors moved the speech to another venue, violent demonstrators found out and followed. Murray couldn’t even attend a private dinner with professors afterward so violent were the students. One wonders why the university doesn’t terminate students who display such conduct. While they claim this is a police matter, the university could apply the only consequence which really matters to these students, but they won’t. Berkley has also seen many violent demonstrations against Donald Trump.

Jason Chaffetz (UT) Wont Seek Re-election to Congress

Apr 20, 2017

Representative Jason Chaffetz, of Utah the powerful chairman of the House oversight committee, shocked supporters and critics alike on Wednesday by announcing he would not seek re-election to Congress or any office next year.

Chafetz’ committee overseas Washington DC laws, but is better known for his attacks on Hillary Clinton, vowing to investigate her for corruption at the Clinton Foundation, and for her violation of her security clearance in the email scandal. It isn’t publicly known what Chafetz will pursue but he hinted about a television contract.

Venezuelan Oil Held Hostage to Pay Shipping Debts

Apr 20, 2017

Despite formerly close ties between Russia and its communist leader Hugo Chavez, a state run Russian shipping company has commandeered a Venezuelan oil tanker and is holding it hostage for over $30 million in unpaid shipping fees.

Russia's shipper Sovcomflot sued the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, which is in dire financial condition. Most of the oil revenue is taken by the Maduro government to make up for steadily declining tax revenues in an economy that has gone bust due to rocketing inflation.

The dispute is being heard by the United Kingdom Admiralty Court, and isn’t the only case involving Venezuela and its debts.

Oregon Republican Proposes Gun Confiscation Bill for Suicide Risk

Apr 20, 2017

Oregon State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) had a stepson who was a Navy Veteran who committed suicide with a gun. In reaction, the Republican has proposed a new law that would allow the state to confiscate any guns in the possession of a person “showing signs of wanting to commit suicide.” As Breitbart pointed out, “It is important to note that Boquist’s bill allows for ex parte hearings for gun confiscation. In such cases, the petitioner would ask for a confiscation order and that order could be issued without the gun owner being present,” or being notified.

While it may seem reasonable to not let someone “at risk” of suicide have access to a gun, psychology is not a true science and false mental evaluations are easy to obtain by vindictive family members or tyrannical governments, and should not be allowed without the person being allowed to confront his accusers and be represented by counsel.

Tells Congress Iran is Compliant with Nuclear Deal

Apr 20, 2017

Donald Trump is backing down on yet another campaign promise, to “end the disastrous Iran Deal.” However, in a letter to Congress, he has now been forced by the evidence to admit to Congress that Iran is in compliance, and that the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program. Certification of Iran’s compliance must be sent to Congress every 90 days.

Still, it seems that the Trump administration is setting up Iran for a future attack anyway, as Sec. of State Rex Tillerson repeated the questionable neoconservative claim that “Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods.”

Nigel Farage Says UK Conservatives Pulled Snap Election to Avoid Scandal

Apr 20, 2017

Former UKIP and Brexit leader Nigel Farage feels that PM Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election is a maneuver to avoid the “slew of by-elections coming down the pipeline” which would have been disastrous if the current investigation into Conservative Party campaign spending violations comes to light. The Prosecution Service are considering charges against up to 30 individuals, some sitting members of parliament, who “willfully” broke election spending laws. The 10-month investigation into the alleged campaign finance laws during the last nationwide vote is nearing coming up on its two year statute of limitations.

“The logic for holding this election has been there for months, they’ve done it now to avoid embarrassment. That, I think, is the real reason they’ve done it,” said Farage.

Venezuela Confiscates General Motors Factory

Apr 20, 2017

Following the lead of Fidel Castro, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro has started confiscating the assets of foreign companies. General Motors has been forced to stop doing business in Venezuela after the government took control of its only factory. General Motors claimed that valuable assets such as completed cars were stolen by government officials.

Christian Schools hoping for a Favorable Ruling by Supreme Court

Apr 20, 2017

The State of Missouri prohibited a Lutheran school from receiving state funds to rehabilitate the safety aspects of a playground, and the resulting lawsuit has now reached the Supreme Court. At issue is whether or not a state can withhold “basic services” from religious schools based upon the separation of Church and state. The issue of withholding fire protection services was used as the litmus test for this controversy and was discussed before the court in oral arguments.

Even though the State of Missouri has since modified the law to accommodate religious schools, the Supreme Court is still going to rule on the case, which could have wide repercussions for vouchers and other public school aid for Christian schools.

Battle Over Death Penalty Rages in Arkansas

Apr 20, 2017

The courts are once again trying to thwart as states attempt to use the death penalty for serious crime. Two last minute rulings have stopped the state from executing two criminals. One was based on the novel technicality that stays all the scheduled executions over concerns about how the state obtained one of the three drugs in its lethal injection protocol.

The judge said the drug, vecuronium bromide, "was essentially obtained illegally by the state," or at least under false statemenst. As NPR reported, McKesson Corp., a San Francisco-based medical supply company, "claimed that the state deliberately circumvented them to use the drugs for executions. They were told the drug would only be used in prison health clinics for its proper medicinal use, as opposed to putting prisoners to death."

Alex Jones Comes Under Increasing Attack at Custody Trial

Apr 20, 2017

The establishment has finally found a way to get to Alex Jones, the most popular alternative media personality on internet TV and radio who espouses conspiracy aspects of the news. His ex-wife Kelly Jones in suing for custody of their children has brought out a continual stream of embarrassing misstatements and rants that Jones is noted for. Alex Jones’ attorneys have downplayed his outrageous statements by saying it’s a form of performance, and now the wife’s attorney have resorted to psychological profiling to demonstration that Alex Jones has a “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” The psychology profession as a way of turning everything into a disorder. This is getting ugly and Jones’ detractors in the mainstream media are giving it lots of play.

Taiwan Defends a Nearby Island with Military Force

Apr 19, 2017 reports that, “Taiwan continues to militarize an island in the South China Sea, Taiping, also known as Itu Aba Island, which is claimed by China, Vietnam, and the Philippines." Of course, China claims everything in the South China Sea. Taiwan is planning a "well-rounded and comprehensive plan" to defend Taiwan's territorial waters, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported… "Taiwan is installing coastal defenses, including multiple rocket launchers with anti-landing capabilities, all remote controlled, as well as anti-aircraft defenses.”

“Vietnam has placed a system of long-range rockets on an island close to Taiping, and the Philippines is expected to conduct a joint drill with U.S. forces in May."

Russia Weighs In Against US Military Action in Korea

Apr 19, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov responded to VP Pence’s statement about the US losing “Strategic Patience” by saying, “I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign.”

He also warned the US not to take any military actions, stressing that the “risky nuclear and missile endeavors of Pyongyang” violating UNSC resolutions could not be used as an excuse for violating international law and the UN Charter “in the same fashion” as in Syria. Lavrov also said that the current escalation could be hardly described as an “era of strategic patience,” although it was not Trump’s current actions to which Pence was referring, but the prior decades where the US did nothing significant in response to North Korea cheating on prior agreements.

Trump’s Armada a Long Way from North Korea

Apr 19, 2017

The current positions of all three components of Donald Trump’s “armada” he is sending to confront North Korea’s threats, put them still weeks away from being on station. The Carl Vinson is still in the Indian Ocean SE of Indonesia. The Ronald Reagan is the closest one, but still in Japanese waters. And the Nimitze is still off the Oregon coast, and has to cross the entire Pacific to get to Korea. So, we probably shouldn’t expect to see any direct military confrontation until early May.

Georgia Congressional Race a Referendum on Trump

Apr 19, 2017

Democrats treated the race as a referendum on President Trump, however, as scrutiny grows on the young Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, it has been discovered that he doesn’t live in the Congressional district he is running for, making him technically ineligible. He was raised in the district and his parents still live there, but he lives with his live-in girlfriend outside the district.

The results of the race filled with more than 20 candidates ended with the two top vote getters, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel will face each other in a runoff election in June. With most of the losing candidates now supporting Handel, the seat should remain in Republican hands.

Leader of California Secessionist Movement Leaves the Country

Apr 19, 2017

Louis Marinelli, the leader of the “Yes California Independence Campaign” reached out to Russia and China as members of the UN Security Council to see if he could gain recognition for an independent California in case Washington refused to let it happen. But backers of Yes California were put off by what the media now claimed were “ties to Russia,” akin to the false claim that Russia had interfered in the US election. That was enough to taint the movement and kill it. Without financial support the movement failed and Martinelli decided to go into retreat in Russia.

In a letter to supporters on Monday, Martinelli referred to the Golden State as “occupied California” and said, “I have found in Russia a new happiness, a life without the albatross of frustration and resentment towards one’s homeland, and a future detached from the partisan divisions and animosity that has thus far engulfed my entire adult life.” Because of Martinelli’s decision to seek a haven in Russia, his movement has been totally discredited. Sadly, he won’t find any more freedom there than in Kalifornia.

Military Coverup of the Downing of Army Helo in Afghanistan

Apr 19, 2017

Restrictive rules of engagement have been implemented in Afghanistan which are costing American lives. Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew an AC-130 gunship in air support of troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents. Six were killed but two were escaping when Capt. Marquez radioed for permission to engage with two. Permission was denied because new rules of engagement prohibited firing until fired upon. The two escaped to a nearby compound and rallied more fighters who were successful in downing an incoming CH-46 transport helo with 36 fighters on board including 15 Navy Seals from Seal Team six (but not those involved in the raid claimed to kill Osama bin Laden). Marquez believes that had her team been allowed to fire, those deaths could have been prevented. Higher military officials suppressed her report.

Are GMO foods safe?

Apr 19, 2017

Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, and DuPont insist that genetically modified plants (GM organisms, or GMO) are “safe for human consumption.” Are they really safe? “Roundup Ready” crops are designed to withstand the herbicide Roundup. Herbicide-resistant crops include Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soy. Other genetically engineered (GE) plants make their own pesticide; such plants are called Bt-crops.

We are told GMO/GE plants dosed with Roundup are safe, but the residue left on crops continues to cause allergies and gluten intolerance in the human gut. Sadly, the FDA and Dept of Agriculture have not done independent tests but relied on the self serving tests of Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association, who are hardly disinterested parties.

About one billion pounds of glyphosate are used each year on Roundup-Ready plants. Monsanto claims the products turns inert once it contacts the soil, but this simply is not true. Glyphosate residue can be found for years after application.

Confessions of a Russian Troll only Part of the Story.

Apr 19, 2017

A worker at Russian 'Troll factory' revealed that Russia, like the US and other Western allies runs a internet information and counter-disinformation center that “trolls” various internet website and adds comments as if they are private citizens. According to the Daily Mail, he quit after being ashamed of his job, saying 'fake news' has little effect. The British tabloid said that, “Putin's online army would post up to 200 comments and 20 fake stories a day,” as a means of influencing the US election.

However, this story is wrong about the effect of these kinds of internet trolls on an election and is an extension of the false stories about Russian interference in the US election. Reader comments at the end of every website are so varied and “off the wall” that few who even read them anymore are influenced by them. The US runs an even larger trolling system out of Eglin AFB and other places, seeding conservative alternate media sites with false conspiracy theories for the purpose of discrediting real ones. Legitimate conservative readers at these sites are quite expert at identifying and exposing who the US government trolls are.

House Democrats Call for Suspension of Jared Kushner's Security Clearance

Apr 19, 2017

Using the well worn excuse of ties to Russia, Democrats are demanding a revocation of Jared Kushner’s security clearance. The demand is related to Kushner’s failure to disclose contacts with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with a Russian state-owned bank while applying for a top-secret security clearance.

Kushner’s lawyer responded that this happened when Kushner’s application was submitted prematurely, before these contacts. Since the president ultimately controls the security clearance process, Democrat demands are not likely to succeed.

Inflation Coming Back into the Housing Market

Apr 19, 2017

After reporting homebuilder confidence at a nearly twelve-year high in the previous month, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday showing that the market is starting to slow slightly. Part of the reason might be the sudden rise in building costs. Materials are up 15% already since the end of 2016. US Funds reported that,

"At issue is a mini-trade war between U.S. and Canadian loggers. For some time now, the American lumber industry has blamed its Canadian counterpart of unfairly dumping lumber in the U.S. that’s far below market value. Now, several factors are pushing timber prices higher. Chief among them are the likelihood of duties being raised at the Canadian border, possibly as early as next month; President Donald Trump’s calls to renegotiate NAFTA; and growing demand for new homes following the housing crisis as consumer optimism improves and millennial buyers finally seem eager to enter the market.”

But if prices keep rising at double digit rates, many are going to be squeezed out of the market.

Trump to Nominate Banking Insider to FED Regulatory Job

Apr 19, 2017

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Randal Quarles, who was a Treasury official during the Bush administration, to be the Federal Reserve’s top banking regulator. Quarles is an international lawyer and financier that is considered friendly to the big banks.

As Bloomberg business news noted, “Quarles would be expected to play a pivotal role in carrying out Trump’s pledge to ease some of the regulatory constraints that were put on banks after the 2008 financial crisis. The selection would reflect 'the pendulum shifting from tougher regulation to neutral,' said, Mike Mayo, an independent bank analyst."

The North Korean Envoy to the UN Warned of Nuclear War

Apr 19, 2017

The North Korean envoy to the United Nations warned on Monday at the UN that all this talk of using military force to stop North Korea’s nuclear program might lead to nuclear war. Trump responded on Tuesday in a Tweet that lashed out at North Korea. At the same time Trump demanded that China to do more to rein North Korea---a fully Communist nation like China.

PM Teresa May Calls for Snap Election June 8th

Apr 19, 2017

Reacting to the current gridlock in Parliament by the various opposition parties, PM May is taking a strategic risk by calling for new elections in the hopes of gaining a larger majority for the ruling Conservative Party. However, that may be risky given that the Scottish National Party, picked up votes from the Labour Party under far Left leader Jeremy Corbyn in the last election and is threatening to pull out of the UK altogether over the Brexit. So, while Labour is being weakened, other anti-Brexit parties may be strengthened.

May complained that, “In recent weeks, Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union,” she said. “The Liberal Democrats said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. The Scottish National Party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union.”

Trump Criticized for Congratulating Turkish President in New Power Grab

Apr 18, 2017

President Trump called president Erdogan of Turkey "to congratulate him on his recent referendum victory." However, none of the European nations support Erdogan's consolidating power further in the presidency, and Trump’s congratulatory call seemed to imply that Trump would favor a strong president system himself, which may be true.

At a minimum, Trump’s action seemed to legitimize what almost everyone opposes. Many US allies are deeply troubled by how the Turkish referendum was carried out and by the power it will concentrate in Erdogan's hands. The EU will not allow Turkey to join without going back to a more democratic system.

Trump Seeks to End HB-1 Visa Lottery System

Apr 18, 2017

The President wants to change the HB-1 Visa Lottery System to a Merit System. Trump has planned a new executive order entitled, "Buy American, Hire American," today in Wisconsin with two major provisions:
I. It directs the US Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to maximize content made in America and "minimize waivers and exceptions to Buy American laws" in trade with other countries.
II. It orders an overhaul of the H-1B high-skilled worker visa program, replacing the lottery of names with a merit-based system that prioritizes higher-paying jobs.

In Florida Townhall, Rep DiSantis Outsmarts the Opposition

Apr 18, 2017

Rep. Ron DeSantis formulated a game plan for his townhall to avoid the backlash others in the Freedom Caucus are facing. First, he didn’t back down from his criticism of Trumpcare, and many of his constituents agreed with him, saying it would have made Obamacare’s problems worse. Second, he utilized a moderator to ask him questions rather than field questions directly from the floor. Third, no signs were allowed. And fourth, he got the local pro-Trump groups to show up rather than let the Left dominate attendance.

Conservative Congressmen Under Extreme Pressure at Town Halls

Apr 18, 2017

The Left has commandeered virtually every town hall meeting held by conservative Congressman since Trump took office. Even though these districts are heavily conservative the Left is organized and comes in force to shout down Republican legislators. Few are making a vigorous defense of conservative positions. Some have cancelled meetings rather than let themselves be filmed on the defense for the evening news. And even a few have decide to compromise thinking it will satisfy the Left.

An example of the latter is Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for re-election in 2018. He made enemies of social conservatives on Monday at a town hall meeting by changing his position on Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. He made two offensive statements to conservatives: "I will protect Planned Parenthood." And "I have no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood."

It’s doubtful that he swayed any on the Left to vote for him, and he lost a lot of support on the right, which is a recipe for political weakness.

AG Sessions Attacks Federal Intervention in Local Policing

Apr 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote an opinion piece for USA Today, warning against “harmful federal intrusion” in local law enforcement through heavy handed “consent decrees,” where the Dept of Justice forces big city police departments it a forced set of changes based mostly on political correctness.

Sessions wants to return to the old way of doing things with the Feds threatening to prosecute when Police chiefs violate civil rights, but don’t dictate the remedy. He wrote that, “The Department of Justice agrees with the need to rebuild public confidence in law enforcement through common-sense reforms, such as de-escalation training, and we will punish any police conduct that violates civil rights, but such reforms must promote public safety and avoid harmful federal intrusion in the daily work of local police.”

VP Pence Says the “Era of Strategic Patience” is over for North Korea

Apr 18, 2017

Intent on countering the decades long permissiveness in US policy toward North Korea, with Kim Jong-un’s litany of threats and broken disarmament promises, VP Mike Pence told the media in South Korea that the “era of strategic patience is over.”

In reality, according to conservative analyst Joel Skousen, there never has been a strategic policy of patience, but rather a hidden globalist agenda of allowing North Korea to grow up into the trigger event for WWIII. How else can the US explain the extreme dichotomy between its constant hostility toward Iran, which has no nuclear weapons, and the decades long tolerance for North Korea’s nuclear and missile proliferation. It appears Trump intends to put an end to this rising threat, but he may not be able to do it without a much wider war with North Korea’s allies, China and Russia.

Scripted Opposition Lashes out at Marine Le Pen in France

Apr 18, 2017

The Choices couldn’t be more clear in the upcoming French presidential elections next week. The latest polls show Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen with front runner status, claiming 22% to 23% of the vote respectively. Others just behind are far left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and mainstream candidate François Fillon who has been hurt by scandal. They are counting on 19% and 21% support each.

Macron is a globalist, overtly pro EU, and Le Pen is anti-globalist and anti-immigration, which has brought her to the forefront of a nation with severe problems with Muslims, who reside in ghettos and don't integrate. But it isn’t enough for Le Pen to win the first round. As in Austria and the Netherlands, the mainstream and Leftist parties join together at all costs to keep anti-globalists from being elected in the final round.

Akin to the paid attacks by radicals against Donald Trump, Le Pen is facing similar attacks in France. But she isn’t backing down, attacking the “savage globalization” of the other mainstream candidates. “I will protect you”, Le Pen vowed. Even as far away as Austrialia editorials in support of Le Pen say, “A vote for Marine Le Pen is a vote to end rule of self-serving elites.” While that rallying cry has never been more forceful than now, so far the ruling elites have been able to beat back similar anti-globalist votes in Europe.

Google Buys up Land in Nevada for new Data Center

Apr 18, 2017

Google paid $29M for 1200 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, a few miles to the south of Tesla's Giga Factory for batteries. Google needs a data center somewhat comparable to the size of an NSA data center, given that Google is keeping track of everything done with its search engines and advertizing connections throughout the internet.

It’s a massive and growing database that tracks everyone by name, computer history, and preferences. While many in Utah were upset that their state ended up houseing one of the largest NSA Data Centers, Google is now looked upon by many Americans as a private extension of the NSA and government spying.

South Korea Building its own Missile Defense System

Apr 18, 2017

Even though the US has imported its THAAD high altitude missile defense system into Korea, South Korea is intent on fielding a low-altitude M-SAM missile defense system, which is expected to better handle North Korea’s short range rocket threat within 15 miles, according to Sputnik News.

Another element of the Korean plans is the L-SAM, a long-range surface-to-air missile, which is capable of destroying enemy missiles at altitudes of 40-60 kilometers. But neither system will come on line until about 2019, which may be too late, given the current level of hostilities.

Trump Breaking with traditional US Policy Toward China

Apr 18, 2017

President Donald Trump, is trying to give China more incentive to reign in the juvenile dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-un by offering China a deal on economic policy that has been a source of contention during previous administrations. Trump appears to be offering to look the other way at the big trade deficit with China, in exchange for a larger commitment to get North Korea to stand down from its quest for nuclear weapons.

Trump told the Wall Street Journal this week, "We have tremendous trade deficits with everybody, but the big one is with China. ... And I told them, 'You want to make a great deal?' Solve the problem in North Korea. That's worth having deficits. And that's worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make."

But previous administrations have always balked at trying to bribe China into doing the right thing with North Korea, and have insisted on making no links between China’s foreign policy and US economic policy. Previous administrations, secretly accommodating to China, have avoided any hint that they are willing to give in to China’s claim upon Taiwan in order to make a deal---not that wouldn’t have liked to, but the American public is still very sensitive about Henry Kissinger’s betrayal of Taiwan in favor of Red China.

Trump Serious about Big Show of Force in Korea

Apr 18, 2017

According to, quoting a South Korean news outlet, Yonhap, the Trump Pentagon has decided that North Korea needs a serious show of force to cause it to step back from Kim Jong-un’s constant threats and provocations. To do so, the Pentagon is directing two more aircraft carrier task forces to Korea waters.

The Carl Vinson task force is due to be on station by April 25, and will be joined by CVN-76 Ronald Reagan, which normally is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan as its home port. The third carrier to descend upon Korean waters will be the venerable CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group which is off the coast of Oregon doing pre-deployment checks of its combat systems.

Alex Jones' Former Wife Sues for Custody of Children

Apr 18, 2017

Infowars host Alex Jones has found himself suddenly in a custody battle with his former wife, Kelly Jones, who had originally agreed to let the children live with their father. But when she changed her mind and sought a way to justify a change of custody, it was relatively easy to sit back and wait for another studio rant from Jones in order to go to court and make the claim he was an unfit parent.

She got her chance when on March 30, Alex Jones called Rep. Adam Schiff verious expletives after Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called for an investigation into Trump's Russia ties. She is claiming in Family Court that the threats against Schiff could constitute a crime. Threatening a government official can carry a maximum of 5-10 years in prison, if it is considered serious.

But Jones and his lawyers came up with a rather novel defense. According to his lawyer, Jones is a “performance artist” who is just “playing a character role" on his TV and radio show. The show is the most popular alternative media show by far with millions of listeners daily.

Who is Funding Protests in 150 cities on Trump’s Tax Returns?

Apr 18, 2017

There were dozens of protests on Monday demanding that Trump release his tax returns. It’s obvious to many that these protests are not spontaneous, nor organized locally. There’s no way that 150 sometimes violent protests could spring up spontaneously at the same time across the country in different cities except with funding and organization from the far Left.

Trump is rightly asking, "Who paid for rallies seeking release of my tax returns?" Sadly, no one in the media is interested in following the money. Various conservatives suspect the hidden hand of George Soros who is doling out millions to keep the anti-Trump fever alive.

All Military Options Back on the Table says US

Apr 17, 2017

Despite Sean Spicer’s denial this weekend that any pre-emptive strikes were planned on North Korea (NK), today the US refused to rule out a pre-emptive strike on NK as National Security Advisor HR McMaster warned the situation was coming to a head. The US considers NK’s failed missile test as a provocation as McMaster warned that “all our options are on the table.” Possible targets are NK missile launch sites, its nuclear facilities at Yanbyon, its submarine base on the east coast, and its nuclear test site in the north of the peninsula. High level talks are ongoing with China and Russia to try and avoid a military conflict.

Google To Begin Downgrading

Apr 17, 2017

Mike Cernovich writes that, "Google has hired contractors to remove or limit Alex Jones’ website from its search engines." According to a search engine evaluator for Google, all contractors have been instrucred to actively rate InfoWars as a low quality and untrusted site.

The instructions to the contractors provide that, “InfoWars is not an 'outright false' website and is not 'among the worst of the worst'… There are a number of controversial, often debunked claims that the site regularly promotes.” InfoWars articles must be rated “Low to Medium.”

Anti-Trump Protestors Create Violence in Berkley

Apr 17, 2017

Thirteen people were arrested in Berkley as Anti-Trump protestors turned violent once again, assaulting and battering Trump supporters. As Breitbart noted, “Police reported items confiscated among the combatants were: ‘metal pipes, bats, 2x4s, and pieces of wood. A group with bricks was detained, and their bricks confiscated.'”

“Some anti-Trump protesters threw things at Trump supporters. Berkeley police made occasional forays into the crowd, but mostly held back… Several attendees complained about the lack of intervention by police officers, a complaint that was also common during the anti-Milo Berkeley riot last month.”

Turkey Votes for Strong President Rule

Apr 17, 2017

Amid considerable irregularities in voting, the President’s referendum modifying the constitution was passed by voters authoring a change in Turkey’s system of government. Whereas it was a standard Parliamentary system, it is now a “Strong President” system; granting the president increased powers to appoint a large number of members of the Supreme Court, while dramatically reducing the powers of Congress. This latest move by Recep Erdogan to consolidate power and marginalize the growing opposition has met with strong European disapproval and does not help Turkey’s chances of joining the EU.

International Election monitors complained that the Erdogan controlled Electoral Boards was allowing ballots to be accepted that did not have an official stamp on them. Here in the US, Turkey is investigating the role of Senator Chuck Shumer and former CIA Director John Brennan in assisting exiled Turkish opposition leader Gulen, who resides in NY state.

Kushner Beginning to “Meddle” in a Lot of Areas in the White House

Apr 17, 2017

Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon Reports that officials inside the administration are complaining that Kushner is inserting himself into foreign policy matters that he knows little about.

“Kushner has taken aggressive action to micro-manage the National Security Council (NSC), overshadowing even recently installed National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, according to sources both inside and outside the White House who described Kushner's behavior as highly unusual and damaging to the country's national security infrastructure. Never before has a White House permitted such a figure to intervene in the NSC, which is traditionally given leeway to investigate foreign policy matters and bring advice to the president. Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon described wide-ranging frustration at the NSC over Kushner's influence over some of the most important foreign policy portfolios, such as Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and China, among others.”

Taliban Control in Afghanistan Increasing

Apr 17, 2017

Despite being the longest war the US has ever engaged in, signs are increasing that despite the US of huge bombs like the 11k pound MOAB, the US and Afghanistan are not gaining ground against the Islamic fundamentalists called the Taliban. The Taliban claimed this week, after releasing a map of areas they control, that 34 districts, including the district centers, are under its full control, while other 167 districts are partially (between 40 to 99 percent of the territory) controlled by the group. It also claimed to have a significant presence (10 to 39 percent) in other 52 districts and a minimal presence in six more districts. The Taliban are not a factor in only 89 districts of the country, although they do conduct some guerrilla activities in a few of these provinces.

Syrian Rebels Had Advanced Warning of Syrian Attack on Arms Depot

Apr 17, 2017

Investigative Journalist Gareth Porter who specializes on national security issues wrote that, "The US military allegedly knew in advance that the strike was coming: Russian military officers informed their American counterparts of the Syrian military's plan to strike the warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun city 24 hours before the planned airstrike, according to the former US official who spoke with Truthout. The official is in direct contact with a US military intelligence officer with access to information about the US-Russian communications."

This may explain how Gulf News, a pro-rebel news outlet, could predict the day before that there would be another chemical attack by Syria. It’s not that they could have known the Syrians were going to crop chemical weapons, because that would not have been part of the sharing of information. But they did know that the Syrians were going to bomb a rebel arms factory inside a warehouse where rebels were stockpiling chemical weapons. That attack led to the rebels being able to falsely claim that Syrian made a chemical weapons attack.

Trump Appoints Globalist Fiona Hill to NSC

Apr 17, 2017

Adding yet another member of the Council on Foreign Relations to the National Security Council, the president named establishment Russian expert Fiona Hill to be his Russia expert. Hill is a dual US/UK citizen and has an extensive globalist pedigree. As deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian Affairs, she will be directing his Russia policy. She is a member of the globalist Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations and the pro-EU Eurasia foundation.

She started at Brookings in 2000, and was also on the National Intelligence Council under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Her inclusion will cement Trump into the anti-Russian camp and make it more difficult for him to patch things up with Putin and eliminate ISIS in Syria.

Air Force Equips F-16s to Drop Nuclear Bomb

Apr 17, 2017

Until recently, none of the F-16 variants were equipped to drop nuclear weapons, but the Air Force is changing that now that the NK threat is looming. An upgraded version of the F-16 fighter/bomber, with an inert B-61 nuclear bomb under its wing successfully hit a target in the Nellis Test range in Nevada.

Both the US and South Korean air force have F-16s in Korea, although those aircraft would have to be upgraded, and crews trained on the use of nuclear weapons to use the new capability. The US does have tactical nuclear artillery shells in Korea.

Radicals Trying to Get Universities to Declare Themselves Sanctuary Campuses

Apr 17, 2017

A trend is just starting among Latino radicals to have American university campuses declared sanctuary universities. Leftist students either individually or as student organizations have gathered signatures and presented petitions at Southern Illinois University and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Since state universities are funded by taxpayers and student tuition, this would be a violation of the rights of taxpayers and students who do not wish to fund the shielding of illegal immigrants from federal law. This trend may be the beginning of something that made Latin American universities a safe haven for communists in the 1970s and 1980s. Universities were granted autonomy from police so they quickly became places where Communist insurgents and Marxists would hide terrorists and their weapons, out of reach of the police and military.

North Korea Fails in Attempt to Send a Threatening Message to US

Apr 17, 2017

The foreign press in NK was put on notice last Thursday that NK dictator Kim Jong-un was preparing some big show of power on that day, but it never happened. Experts were expecting Kim to do another nuclear test, in advance of the Friday military parade where Kim showed the world his latest missiles and weapons systems, including new ballistic missiles and Polaris style submarine launched missiles.

When nothing happened on either day, it became apparent that China had intervened to warn Kim that Trump was serious about striking NK if he did so. However, Kim, not one to lose face after making several threats against the US, launched another missile test on Saturday evening but that test failed. Many expect this latest embarrassment to Kim will only heighten his desire to do something provocative.

Senator Rand Paul Moves to Rein in Asset Forfeiture

Apr 17, 2017

Asset forfeiture has become a huge cash cow for law enforcement at both the state and federal levels. Originally designed to allow law enforcement to grab cars, planes and other assets of drug lords and to deter drug smuggling, it has morphed into an excuse to confiscate almost anything deemed suspicious by police without having to prove in court that the person owning such assets is guilty of a crime. The novel law involved claims that the property is facilitating a possible crime, and it’s up to the owner to prove otherwise, which turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head.

Senator Rand Paul is doing something about it. He’s introduced the FAIR Act (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act), which restores “innocent until proven guilty” to include a person’s property. It raises the standard of evidence from “preponderance of the evidence” (i.e. more likely than not) to “clear and convincing”

It eliminates the forfeiture financial incentive altogether since federal agencies would no longer be able to seize their way to higher budgets, nor share the booty with state agencies in order to get them to participate. And it would allow individuals and small business owners to request a prompt hearing to contest the seizure of their funds for alleged violations of law.

Trump Orders White House visitor logs to be kept Secret

Apr 17, 2017

Normally, White House logs revealing who visits the White House are public records. In a move that brought criticism from both Left and Right, the Trump administration has decided keep the knowledge of who visits the White House a secret. This moves keeps the public from knowing if lobbyists, corporate leaders, or politically controversial people are meeting with the president or his key aids.

Sadly, the Trump administration is using the false excuse that this is a matter of national security---the traditional excuse used to cover the secret and sometimes illegal acts of government. Trump supporters and conservatives are very much worried because they suspect Trump is meeting with establishment insiders he said he opposed during his campaign. --So much for Donald's promise to “drain the swamp”.

Doctor Ejected from United Flight May Sue

Apr 14, 2017

David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after being physically forced off the plane, as United was determined to make room for a flight crew heading to Kentucky. Dao’s lawyer Tom Demetrio said the law prohibits airlines from using excessive force to remove passengers. The 3 officers who dragged Dao off the plane broke two front teeth and caused a concussion. They have been temporarily relieved of duty as Chicago’s department of aviation scrambles to handle the crisis

Witnesses on the plane disputed United CEO Munuz’ claim that Dao was belligerent. Thus when Munoz finally got around to apologizing after the fourth statement defending the practice, it wasn’t very believable to the public. Demetrio is planning on suing both the airline and the City, although he expects there a major settlement offer will be forthcoming. United wants this bad piece of PR to go away as quickly as possible.

Trump Pleased with Self at Military Dropping Mother of All Bombs

Apr 14, 2017

Like a kid with a powerful new toy, Donald Trump seemed very pleased with his latest show of power against ISIS in Afghanistan. He said he was "very, very proud" of the military's "successful job."

US aircraft had dropped the 22 thousand pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as the "Mother of All Bombs" or "MOAB" on a remote tunnel complex in northeast Afghanistan. It was a strange mission from a military point of view since. It’s the second biggest nonnuclear bomb in the US military's inventory, but it isn’t designed to penetrate deep targets like tunnels. It has to be delivered by a C130 transport aircraft.

At best, it might produce a blast wave that damages ears, but it isn’t capable of destroying the tunnel complex. It might simply have been a case of the military wanting to test this new weapon on a real target, or it may have been an expensive retaliation for the death Saturday of Army Special Forces soldier who was killed fighting in the same area. In any case the 16 million bomb was one very expensive show of force, even if true that it destroyed a small ISIS base with 36 combatants as the Pentagon claims.

NK Show of New Symbol of Strength that May Still Happen

Apr 14, 2017

Hundreds of foreign reporters were awakened around 5 AM on Thursday by “minders” and told to put on suits so they could witness and report on some new show of strength that dictator Kim had in mind to impress foreign audiences. Thursday passed without anything happening. That’s a strange way to impress the foreign media.

Monitors have said the country is “primed and ready” to conduct a sixth nuclear test. In response, according to NBC News, the Trump administration has announced that it will preemptively strike NK nuclear test site with cruise missiles or other conventional weapons should it become obvious that it is about to test another nuclear weapon. Experts expect NK to do another test as early as this weekend, so a US cruise missile strike on NK could be imminent.

Trump’s Lurch toward Corporatism, Globalism and Neoconservatism

Apr 14, 2017

While certainly not displeased the Washington Post was eager to explain Trump’s surprising ease with which he has abandoned previously held positions and succumbed to corporatism, and a neocon/globalist interventionist foreign policy. The Post rightly noted that,

“West Wing staffers always matter, but never more so than when the president they serve lacks deep ideological convictions. It is clearer than ever that whoever has Donald Trump’s ear controls the direction of the country.”

“Reflecting the declining influence of chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and the growing power of former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, Trump broke Wednesday with several populist and nationalist positions that he espoused on the campaign trail.” --in addition to his wholesale acceptance of direct foreign military attacks without Congressional approval.

Napolitano was Right about Britain Spying on Trump Campaign

Apr 14, 2017

After scoffing for weeks about Judge Andrew Napolitano’s claimed source that fingered the British GCHQ (British Intel) in the spy scandal on Trump, The UK Guardian admitted yesterday that “Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.”

The mainstream media, however, is absolutely silent about this admission and its derision of judge Napolitano.

Pompeo Start Talking like an Insider

Apr 14, 2017

Demonstrating how the Washington establish absorbs former conservatives and turns them into establishment hacks, CIA Director Mike Pompeo took the opportunity in his first speech as director to blast Wikileaks as a purveyor of intelligence hostile to the US. Pompeo used to be a fan of Wikileaks until he became an insider. Now he’s a defender of all the CIA secrets including its numerous illegal dark side operations.

“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said. To support his assessment, he cited how the group had encouraged followers to join the C.I.A. and steal secrets, and how “it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from antidemocratic countries.”

Sadly, Popeo fails to admit that Wilileaks attacks the US because it lies so often about its pure motives and adherence to law. Not one of the leaks released by wikileaks has been done with the purpose of hurting legitimate secrets of the CIA, but the leaks expose the epidemic of illegal hacking our government does, its interference with other countries elections and its links with terror groups and drug cartel. It is the CIA that is working against American values, not Wikileaks.

Conservative Groups Complaining Loudly About Trump Reversals

Apr 14, 2017 sees a growing trend of dissatisfaction among Conservative groups in the nation as Trump reverses one campaign promise after another.

“Conservative leaders are putting President Trump on notice: If he doesn’t stick to his campaign promises, there will be hell to pay in the midterm election. Activists are particularly disappointed at the failure to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood.

“Someone’s got to take responsibility. They no longer have excuses not to do things,” said L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative advocacy group. Other conservatives are disappointed at Trump’s flip on the Export-Import Bank… Bozell warns that Trump will pay a political price if he doesn’t energize his base.

Evidence that ISIS rebels have Chemical Weapons

Apr 14, 2017

Even though the US rejects out of hand the Russian explanation that Syria’s airstrike hit a rebel weapons depot that exploded chemical weapons unknowingly, Thursday, the same thing happened to the US in an airstrike on ISIS.

The Syrian General Staff said that the US-led coalition struck an ISIS depot storing chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, poisoning and killing several hundred people, including civilians. Sputnik News reported that,

"The jets of the so-called US-led coalition launched a strike on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present. First a white cloud and then a yellow one appeared at the site of the strike, which points at the presence of a large number of poisonous substances.

This proves rebels have chemical weapons