Chicago: 17 Cops Raid 4-Year-Old Boy’s Birthday Party ‘By Mistake’ – Terrorize Family – Destroy Their Home

Chicago, IL — When Samari Boswell, 7, was celebrating her younger brother, TJ Broswell’s 4th birthday last month, she never expected to see 17 heavily armed cops come smashing through her door. However, thanks to a severe case of police incompetence, that is exactly what happened. And now, a family is left traumatized and frightened of the very people they are told are there to protect them.

The incident, which happened on Sunday Feb. 10, was captured on nearby surveillance footage and showed at least 17 cops holding battering rams, sledge hammers, and with guns drawn. They were raiding the little boy’s birthday party based entirely on bad information and over alleged MDMA pills—17 cops for some ecstasy.

The innocent family said when cops busted down the door, they thought they were being robbed. Cops came in, pointed guns at everyone, including tiny children and began demanding everyone get down.

“They were saying F words and stuff,” Samari said. “It was horrible.”

Another relative explained to CBS 2 that when police came in, they had no problem throwing innocent people around, including children and terrorizing them with threats and guns.

“They manhandled me it took two officers to get the cuffs on me,” Kiqiana Jackson said.

Jackson asked to see the warrant and was denied before being thrown outside in the freezing sub-zero temperatures.

“I wanted to know why were they there. Who are you? Show us a search warrant,” Jackson said. “I asked for a search warrant, I guess, one too many times. And [the officer] was like, ‘Arrest her.’”

“I thought they was going to shoot me, and my brother, and everybody else,” Samari said, who told reporters she was playing ‘duck, duck, goose’ as the armed assailants ransacked her home.

“We are people, we have rights, we deserve to be respected,” Jackson added.

According to CBS 2, Jackson, a public school employee who works with children with disabilities, said she was scared, got angry, and repeatedly told officers she had a right to see the search warrant. She was denied, even though Chicago Police’s own search warrant policy says warrants need to be turned over “promptly.”

According to the family, the warrant wasn’t shown to them until after the entire family had been terrorized, their apartment trashed and their TV smashed on the ground. The officers even smashed the 4-year-old’s cake and threw it on the floor.

“There it was in the corner, on the floor, with the number 4 stuck in it,” Jackson said.

That’s when police realized their terroristic home invasion, looking for an illegal substance, was entirely based on wrong information.

After finding out that the officers acted on bad information and terrorized their innocent children, the family has since hired an attorney to represent them.

“As long as they continue to do that, there will never be trust between citizens and the Chicago Police Department,” said Al Hofeld Jr., the attorney who represents the family.

According to Hofeld, the department has a history of carelessly gathering information for search warrants and raids innocent families. Showing just how negligent the cops were in carrying out this search warrant, Hofeld conducted a search for the suspect himself and found him in just 30 seconds.

“My law firm took 30 seconds to do a person search and came up with [the suspect’s] most current address, which is on 83rd street nowhere near the property,” Hofeld Jr. said.

Hardly an isolated incident, this is the fourth search warrant case Hofeld Jr. has handled involving allegations that police raided the wrong homes and pointed guns at innocent people, including children, according to CBS 2.

In fact, TFTP has reported on several of them. Just last August, two little boys who used to look up to police were traumatized and their view of police tarnished after a SWAT team burst into their home at night and held the entire family at gunpoint, including the children. The family was innocent and just like the above case, the raid was on the wrong home.

Those two children now suffer from PTSD and have to attend counseling.

It’s not just children either, Chicago cops have raided the wrong homes of elderly women too.

Elizabeth Harrison, 82, used to tell kids to “respect the law.” Then on March 17, 2016, a gang of Chicago cops raided her home, busting down the door and holding her at gunpoint. Because of this trauma, Harrison had to be rushed to the hospital.

The great-grandmother said police must have had the wrong house, but they insisted it was the correct address based on their “intelligence.” No one believed her when she said she was a widow and lived alone. Harrison was made to sit in a chair, overwhelmed with anxiety, while they searched her home for non-existent drugs. The stress was so overwhelming, Harrison was hospitalized.

Despite this history of dangerous terrorism from raiding wrong homes, it appears Chicago cops aren’t trying to get any better at their jobs and remain entirely unapologetic.

“Police officers are supposed to protect and serve, not talk to us like we’re nothing, like we’re beneath them,” Jackson said. “And it was really hurtful, really hurtful.”

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Corrupt Clinton Governor Under Recent Fed Investigation May Run In 2020

Is it too early to tout a McAuliffe-Abrams ticket?

Everybody and their cousin is jumping into the 2020 race. It doesn’t matter if you’ve barely held public office or have had more corruption scandals than brain cells.

Come on down, Terry.

First on CNN: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

That was in 2016. Now on CNN, three years later.

Terry McAuliffe is moving closer to a 2020 presidential run, Democrats close to the former Virginia governor tell CNN.

McAuliffe has been telling Democratic allies that he is leaning toward jumping into the Democratic presidential race next month, according to three people who have spoken to him. The former governor has long said he would make a decision by the end of March, with a potential announcement later in April.

McAuliffe has been flirting with the ideal for a while. Under the Clintons, he was really close to the center of power. And its financial rewards. He racked up a legion of Clinton scandals, impressive even by Clintonworld scandals, which, considering McCabe, keep on coming even now and the Clinton email investigation.

Here’s a summary from that notorious right-wing publication, Mother Jones, of his past.

 He cooked up the idea of essentially renting out the Lincoln bedroom during the Clinton administration as a fundraising vehicle, and he smashed all previous presidential fundraising records in the process. When McAuliffe was the Dems’ top fundraiser, a campaign finance scandal besieged the Clinton White House. Coincidence? No.

Or the New York Times.

A 2011 New York Times editorial chastised McAuliffe as “a walking symbol of the wretched excess of the Clinton years.”[36]

During the 1996 election, Martin Davis, a Democratic fund-raising operative, who later pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to their dealings, implicated McAuliffe in an illegal contribution swap scheme

In 1999, the New York Times wrote that McAuliffe “transformed the art of raising money for public figures into the art of raising money for himself, leveraging a personal fortune from his political fund-raising contacts.”

In 2013, the Washington Post reported that McAuliffe used his political connections to generate big profits for himself while many of his the businesses he invested in failed.

Clearly, the 2020 candidate that the Dems deserve.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

“As Many As A Million Calves Lost In Nebraska” – Beef Prices In US To Escalate Dramatically In Coming Months

According to Agriculture Secretary Sunny Purdue, there “may be as many as a million calves lost in Nebraska” due to the catastrophic flooding that has hit the state.  This is not a rumor, this is not an exaggeration, and this is not based on any sort of speculation.  This number comes to us directly from the top agriculture official in the entire country, and it means that the economic toll from the recent floods is far greater than most of us had anticipated.  You can watch Purdue make this quote on Fox Business right here, and it is important to remember that this number is just for one state.  It is hard to imagine what the final numbers will look like when the livestock losses for all of the states affected by the flooding are tallied up.  This is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history, and the National Weather Service is telling us that there will be more catastrophic flooding throughout the middle portion of the nation for the next two months.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says that this is the worst flooding that his state has ever experienced.  Ricketts originally told us that 65 out of the 93 counties in his state have declared a state of emergency, but that number has now risen to 74.  Hundreds of millions of dollars of damage has been done in his state alone, and that is just an initial estimate.

It deeply offends me that the big mainstream news channels have spent so little time covering this disaster.  This is the biggest news story of 2019 so far by a very wide margin, but because it happened in the middle of the country they are not giving it the attention that it deserves.

In the short-term, food prices will not rise too dramatically because the stores are selling the food that has already been produced.  But as the months roll along, you will start to notice food prices steadily increase.  Millions of bushels of wheat, corn and soybeans have been destroyed by the flooding so far, and thousands of farmers will not be able to plant crops at all this year.  And the livestock losses that we have already experienced will be felt for many years to come.

Beef will never be lower in price than it is right now.  So if you are a beef lover, you may want to stock up.

When the flooding initially came, it happened so fast that many farmers were powerless to do anything about it.  In Sherman County, farmer Richard Panowicz says that ice and debris were “exploding from the river”

“Within 15 minutes it was devastation,” Panowicz said, with water, ice and debris exploding from the river with nothing to stop it.

He described some ice chunks as 3 feet thick and the size of an extended-cab pickup.

Panowicz said a lot of the dead calves he’s picked up have had broken legs. Many of the carcasses were found by neighbors.

In other cases, farmers were faced with a heartbreaking choice between saving their animals or saving their neighbors.  One farmer that rushed to help his neighbors ended up losing 30 calves to the floodwaters

Before Mahon could think about his animals, he needed to help his neighbors. As the water rose, he rescued one with his tractor, the floodwater lifting it up and spinning him 180 degrees. He helped save three more people — including an 85-year-old woman and a 9-month-old baby — with a boat, he said.

Then he could start counting his losses. He estimated the flood carried away 30 calves and almost as many cows, nearly $50,000 out of his pocket. It might be more.

Can you imagine the grief that these farming families are enduring right now?

Many of them are financially ruined and will never be able to go back to farming again.

Dave Eaton’s family has been farming the same plot of land for 152 years.  But now the Missouri River has swallowed his farm, and with much more flooding still to come, he anticipates that his farm with be underwater “all year”

The farm has been in his family 152 years. He was born there. He’s been thinking about what he’s learned about the Missouri’s upstream reservoirs and the mountain snowpack, and what it means for his land.

“It’s not like I’m new to the area,” he said. “My gut feeling is we’re going to be under water all year.”

And he is definitely not the only one that has had his year ruined.

Panowicz says that the hay and silage that were meant to feed his cattle this season were soaked “in 3 to 4 feet of water”

The hay and silage to feed his cattle are soaked after sitting in 3 to 4 feet of water.

Sand now covers much of the pastureland he uses to graze his herd of commercial Angus cows and purebred Charolais bulls.

And 40 of his recently born calves died in the flood.

So what is he supposed to do?

Some Nebraska ranchers will bravely try to rebuild, but for Panowicz it appears that the end has come

“I’ll probably sell the (remaining) cows and calves and get out of the cattle business,” said Panowicz, 65. “I’ve been around cows since the early 1970s.”

I could go on and on, but I think that you definitely get the point.

America’s farmers have been utterly devastated.  America’s cattle producers have been utterly devastated.  Food production is going to be way, way below expectations, and food prices are going to escalate dramatically in the coming months.  This is the kind of scenario that I have been warning about, and this crisis is going to continue to get worse as all the snow from one of the snowiest winters on record melts.  In Minnesota, there are still more than 20 inches of snow on the ground in some places, and all of that water has to go somewhere.

This is the biggest national crisis that has hit the United States in many years, but the mainstream media and millions of Americans that do not live in the affected areas still do not seem to get it.

Of course, once food prices start getting painfully high at our supermarkets everyone will start complaining, but there will not be any easy solutions.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Bombshell Lawsuit: FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11

In yet another major move from the great folks over at the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and 9/11 victim family members Robert McIlvaine and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, a joint federal lawsuit has been filed to assess any evidence the FBI may have known about that contributed to the destruction of the towers on 9/11 which they may have kept from Congress.

The complaint cites the failure of the FBI and its 9/11 Review Commission to assess key 9/11-related evidence that the FBI can be shown to have had, or been aware of, regarding:

  1. the use of pre-placed explosives to destroy World Trade Center Buildings, 1, 2, and 7;
  2. the arrest and investigation of the “High Fivers” observed photographing and celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11;
  3. terrorist financing related the reported Saudi support for the 9/11 hijackers;
  4. recovered plane parts, including serial numbers from all three crash locations;
  5. video from cameras mounted inside and outside the Pentagon; and
  6. cell phone communications from passengers aboard airplanes.

According to the press release on Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, this is evidence relevant to the 9/11 Review Commission’s and the FBI’s compliance with the mandate from Congress, which should have been assessed by the FBI and the 9/11 Review Commission and reported to Congress. The complaint also cites the destruction by the FBI of evidence related to the “High Fivers.” Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has joined in bringing the counts that involve the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition and evidence related to the “High Fivers,” while the other plaintiffs are party to all counts.

As TFTP previously reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place last December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers. Then, earlier this month, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives.

According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.

names-redacted version of the petition supplement, which was filed with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on February 14, 2019, has been made available to the public. The un-redacted version filed with the U.S. Attorney today will remain undisclosed in the interest of maintaining the secrecy, security, and integrity of the grand jury proceeding.

As TFTP reported in December, for the first time since 9/11 the federal government is taking steps to hear evidence that explosives may have been used to destroy the world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry successfully submitted a petition to the federal government demanding that the U.S. Attorney present to a Special Grand Jury extensive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7).

After waiting months for the reply, the U.S. Attorney responded in a letter, noting that they will comply with the law.

“We have received and reviewed The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.’s submissions of April 10 and July 30, 2018. We will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 as they relate to your submissions,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman stated.

According to the petition, dozens of exhibits were presented as evidence that explosives were used to destroy all three world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee’s April 10th 52-page original Petition was accompanied by 57 exhibits and presented extensive evidence that explosives were used to destroy three WTC Towers on 9/11. That evidence included independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries; numerous first-hand reports by First Responders of seeing and hearing explosions at the World Trade Center on 9/11; expert analysis of seismic evidence that explosions occurred at the WTC towers on 9/11 both prior to the airplane impacts and prior to the building collapses; and expert analysis and testimony by architects, engineers, and scientists concluding that the rapid onset symmetrical near-free-fall acceleration collapse of these three WTC high rise buildings on 9/11 exhibited the key characteristics of controlled demolition. The July 30th Amended Petition included the same evidence but also addressed several additional federal crimes beyond the federal bombing crime addressed in the original Petition.

The Lawyers’ Committee concluded in the petitions that explosive and incendiary devices that had been preplaced at the WTC were detonated causing the complete collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11, and the resulting tragic loss of life, and that “the evidence permits no other conclusion — as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.”

“This Petition Supplement is intended to assist the Special Grand Jury by providing a roadmap for a meaningful investigation into the yet-to-be-prosecuted 9/11 WTC crimes that the Lawyers’ Committee has reported and documented in our Petitions,” Attorney David Meiswinkle, President of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Board of Directors, said.

Finally, after nearly two decades of ridicule, dismissal, and outright intolerance of information contrary to the “official story” of what happened on 9/11, the public may finally learn the truth of what happened and who was behind it.

If you’d like to help finance this lawsuit moving forward, you can donate to the group here.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Why Are We Not Referring To MainStream Media & Democrats As “Conspiracy Theorists” Now? The Truth About “Russian Collusion”

“WMD damaged the media’s reputation.  Russiagate may have destroyed it.” -Matt Taibbi

You’ve heard it all before.  You are called a “conspiracy theorist” in order to silence any questioning of the narrative you’re fed from the state-controlled, propaganda outlets known as the mainstream media.  You are also called that if you start connecting the dots to criminal politicians, whether in DC, State or local politics.  More on that in a moment, but these people assume there is no evidence to connectin the dots or questioning an official narrative when there is evidence to suggest otherwise.  So, since there is now officially no, nada, zero, zip evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election cycle, should we not start labeling mainstream media outlets like MSNBC, CNN and others, as well as high and low ranking Democrats as “conspiracy theorists,” only with an emphasis of not a shred of evidence of their claims?

First, keep in mind a report by Corey Lynn on the terms “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists.”  She writes:

In 1976, the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

There are some disputes out there as to whether the C.I.A. was the first to use the term because it has been printed in a handful of political books from the late 1800’s. The inception of the C.I.A. was in 1947 and this “psych” dispatch went out in 1967. It is from that point on that the term “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorist” have been shoved down our throats. It was weaponized, just as so many other labels have been used to distract, manipulate and change the narrative to suit their agenda.

See and Read the full C.I.A. Dispatch here.

This brings us to the topic of conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists who promoted for over two years the nonsense we now refer to as “Russian collusion.”  They have done so not based on actual, verified evidence, no actual videos, or anything else, but only on a dossier that was funded by Trump’s political opponent and handled by the FBI.

Even after two years of investigating, there is still no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign, and Democrats and media alike are continuing to profess there is.  There is ample evidence of Russian collusion in the Obama administration though, which included Hillary Clinton.

Will the media be held accountable?  Don’t hold your breath.

So, what is the truth in all of this?

Paul Joseph Watson comments on the “fake news conspiracy theory” the media has been pushing on the American people for the last two years in his new video commentary as the “biggest fake news conspiracy theory since Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction.”

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

The 2 Reasons Obama Criminalized Intel Agencies

Amidst the saturnalia which ensued over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe being unable to determine just how often President Donald Trump beats his wife, it was gratifying to hear more sober interpretations in Sunday’s announcement by Attorney General William Barr.

First, it would probably be appropriate to clarify that there is no evidence, nor has there ever been evidence presented that the president beats his wife. In this case, there haven’t even been accusations thereof, as far as I know – but my satirical framing of the issue is quite germane to the topic of baseless accusations and irrelevant conclusions.

On Monday, listeners to both Rush Limbaugh’s and Sean Hannity’s radio shows were treated to a bit of the unexpected in their opening monologues, juxtaposed against the jubilation attendant to the Mueller probe being unable to tie the Trump campaign to collusion with Russia in order to rig the 2016 presidential election. Both hosts offered admonitions (for their listeners not to exult in the non-findings of the probe) which bordered on chastisement.

In Limbaugh’s case, it was a directive for his listeners not to be too happy about the findings since we knew from the outset that there was no such collusion. As Limbaugh sees it, this development only opens the door for Democrats to pursue any and all other measures they see as having the potential to bring Trump down. Barr’s announcement wasn’t hours old before leftist operatives and the press (a bit of redundancy there) began the “just because Mueller couldn’t find anything, doesn’t mean there’s nothing there” mantra. Mr. Hannity’s monologue was similar, and even more emotive.

One quote from Mr. Limbaugh, which he refined for Tuesday’s show, encapsulated the nature of the Mueller probe more succinctly and accurately than anything I’ve heard, and clarifies precisely why festivities are not in order.

“[T]he counterintelligence apparatus of the United States of America, the entire counterintelligence apparatus – this would be the FBI counterintel, the CIA, the NSA, the vaunted so-called intelligence agencies – were all repositioned and retooled for one express purpose, and that was to reverse the election results of 2016.” (Rush Limbaugh, March 26, 2019)

Limbaugh also expanded on the fact that President Trump has acknowledged that the repositioning of these resources for this purpose “traces back to the Obama administration.” I accept this proposal, and that these designs likely had two principal purposes:

1. To compromise if not neutralize Trump as a going political concern, and/or

2. To serve as misdirection from the array of high crimes committed by elements of the Obama administration.

Considered as objectively as someone in my position can consider it, a cursory look at any dozen or so untoward actions of the Obama administration by an incoming administration with no dog in the fight would have suggested that these things merited a real close look, probably by a special prosecutor. In an environment in which we had a press unfettered by ingrained leftist ideology and objectives, such a body would have practically forced the new administration to look into such things as Benghazi, the Fast and Furious gun scandal, Uranium One, John Brennan and the CIA’s involvement in the rise of ISIS, the widespread misuse of government surveillance and, of course, Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server.

What Mr. Limbaugh’s comment regarding our counterintelligence apparatus essentially means is that government agencies were weaponized – or more accurately, criminalized – in order to carry out a criminal act, this being the reversal of the 2016 election.

Part of what has irked Limbaugh, Hannity and many others throughout this debacle is the personal carnage that took place in the wake of the special counsel “investigation.”

Six Trump associates were charged in the Mueller probe, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump adviser Roger Stone. Other parties were charged and similarly intimidated, threatened and otherwise squeezed by Mueller’s tainted team, including author Jerome Corsi, who refused to plead guilty to lying to investigators about wanting to contact WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange during the 2016 election.

Many of these people were essentially ruined; in the case of Corsi, this hits very close to home, since he is a colleague. Some of these folks made deals with the devil in the face of imprisonment and threats against their families simply because they did not have the financial resources to fight the charges. Who is going to effect restitution for these men?

I can’t help but think of the obscenity represented by abject gangsters being empowered to this degree within our government, the cavalier manner in which they believe they can destroy people’s lives in the pursuit of their aims, and how things might have transpired had I been unlucky enough to have asked the wrong questions of the wrong people in 2016 and suddenly found Mueller’s minions at my door, sigmoidoscopes at the ready.

These are criminal activities to be sure, and the only reason they are not being acknowledged as such is because the foxes are running the henhouse. As Limbaugh and Hannity pointed out all week, the press is quite complicit in this criminality, and should be held similarly accountable.

If nothing else, the Mueller probe has demonstrated that we are being governed by a criminal cabal that not only feels at liberty to unlawfully target a sitting president, but to pursue any charges it likes against any citizen that will further this objective.

Is this an America we’re willing to put up with?

I’ll leave the reader to determine what the appropriate course of action against such a body might be. I’m fairly certain that mine wouldn’t get past my editor.

Article posted with permission from Erik Rush

House Intel Chair Schiff Continues His Delusion: “Undoubtedly, There Is Collusion”

It doesn’t matter what’s in the Mueller report.

Russia collusion was a conspiracy theory invented by the Clinton campaign and kept alive by Democrat apparatchiks. Without Russian collusion, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is just a guy with a powerful job whose details nobody outside D.C. cares about.

With Russia collusion, he’s going to have a permanent seat on CNN and MSNBC, and he’s going to be able to fundraise and promote himself in ways that he couldn’t if he weren’t posing as the new champion of the Russia investigation.

Oh at some point, Dems will grow frustrated with the lack of results. And he’ll be accused of being a sellout.

But for now, Schiff is rising the collusion train to nowhere.

“Undoubtedly, there is collusion,” Schiff told the Washington Post, a social justice tabloid which has profited enormously from Russia conspiracy theories.

Of course, there is.

And WaPo will be there while Schiff goes to look for it in the dumpster bin.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Good Cops: Sheriff & All Deputies Quit to Protest ‘Unconstitutional’ Jail Conditions – Threatened With Contempt

Nowata County, OK — A sheriff in Oklahoma, along with nearly all of her staff have recently resigned from their posts to protest dangerous and unconstitutional conditions within the jail. During a press conference last week, Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett read her letter of resignation and then let out a bombshell admission that a judge “tried to bribe” her to stay on and lie.

Barnett did something many other “good cops” are too afraid to do — which is standing up to injustice. Adding to the statement made by Barnett’s courageous move to resign in the face of unconstitutional jail conditions is the fact that nearly her entire staff followed suit immediately after her statement.

According to NBC News, 12 members of the Nowata County Sheriff’s Office staff, including all deputies, the head dispatcher and most of the jail staff, resigned with Barnett.

Nowata County Judge Carl Gibson ordered Barnett and her undersheriff to a court appearance on Tuesday where he said he has an “obligation to live within a budget” and Barnett didn’t respect that, ABC Tulsa reports.

The sheriff knew she would be held in contempt by Judge Gibson if she refused to continue to maintain the dangerous and harsh conditions in the jail. But she refused anyway.

Sheriff Barnett posted a copy of the letter to Facebook describing the allegations against the county which are nothing short of damning.

“With deep regret, today I am tendering my resignation letter as your sheriff of Nowata County,” Barnett wrote in her resignation letter. “I have been informed by Judge Gibson that he is going to mandate me to bring prisoners back in to the Nowata County jail today or be held in contempt of court.”

“I cannot do so in good conscience,” she wrote, noting that the jail does not comply with constitutional standards.

Even the most chronic or hardened inmates have basic rights that are protected by the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which notes that no “cruel and unusual punishments” be “inflicted.”

The conditions at the jail were most certainly cruel and unusual.

According to the sheriff, a carbon monoxide leak that occurred last month and sent four employees to the emergency room had not been addressed, a proper fire alarm system wasn’t in place and methane gases permeate the jail because of poorly-installed plumbing. She also said inmates had been shocked while taking showers because of exposed wiring.

A snake was even reported to have fallen out of the ceiling and onto the head of one of the inmates.

Barnett isn’t just making this up to get the jail remodeled either. The Pawhuska Journal-Capital reports that earlier this month, an auditor with the American Correctional Association deemed the jail unsafe, also citing exposed wires, mold, unusable toilets and sinks and no cameras.

Nowata County sheriff reading her resignation letter after issues with the jail. She told us that a judge ordered her to bring prisoners back to the jail, but she won't because of safety issues.The jail has been without prisoners since the end of February when there was a carbon monoxide leak. She says Nowata County prisoners are being housed in Washington County right now. Tulsa's Channel 8 – KTUL

Posted by Maureen Wurtz on Monday, March 18, 2019

Barnett’s resignation in the face of injustice speaks volumes considering that her predecessor is likely the reason the jail is so strapped for funds in the first place. Sheriff Kenny Freeman was arrested last October for embezzlement. He was caught stealing supplies meant for schools in Nowata County. A shameful act indeed.

When police officers quit their jobs to stand up, not only for the rights of free citizens but for the rights of people in jail, they deserve recognition. Hopefully, Nowata County — which happens to be the third poorest county in the state — will get the funds it needs to maintain this sheriff who is proving to be a thorn in the side of corruption.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

What It Takes to Become a Millionaire

“He’s a millionaire.” Even today that phrase has a magical ring to it.

And what image do you see? Probably a guy in a $1000 suit pulling up in his luxury car to his ten-bedroom mansion. He doesn’t have a care in the world. Why should he? He’s got all the money in the world.

Who knows how he got it. Maybe his parents left it to him or he got lucky in the stock market or acquired it in some dishonest way. What does it matter? It’s out of your reach, right?

I don’t blame you if you think this way. I thought that way once myself. It’s how Hollywood and the popular media like to portray the wealthy… “the one-percent.”

But it couldn’t be further from the truth.

How can I say that? Because my research team and I surveyed and interviewed over 10,000 millionaires. We learned a lot about them. What we found out surprised me, and, I suspect, will surprise you, too.

But before I explode some millionaire myths, let me first define what I mean by a “millionaire.” It means someone who has $1 million dollars in net assets; that is, the total of their assets, bank accounts and investments, minus any debts, totals $1 million or more.

According to a recent report, there are almost 11 million millionaires in the United States today – more than ever. But here’s the kicker: that same report shows the number of people living paycheck to paycheck is on the rise, with one in three unable to cover a $2000 emergency with cash.

The key difference between the so-called haves and have-nots? Well, that’s what really blew us away. Before I give you that answer, I need to deal with some myths about the millionaires we talked to.

Myth #1 – Wealthy people inherited all their money. The truth is, 79% of millionaires received zero inheritance. That’s right, zip from mom and dad. They earned it on their own.

Myth #2 – Wealthy people are lucky. This is one that I believed for a long time. But in reality, 76% of millionaires say that nothing extraordinary happened to enhance their wealth. No lottery wins. No stock market killing. Discipline and hard work were the key factors. As for luck, the luckiest thing in most of their lives was being born in, or becoming a citizen of, the United States.

Myth #3 – Wealthy people have prestigious private-school educations. Wrong again. 62% of millionaires went to public state schools. You don’t have to go to an Ivy League School to do well.

Myth #4 – Wealthy People Have High Paying Jobs. Not true at all! One-third of millionaires never had a six-figure household income in a single working year. Really. I’m not making it up.

So, what makes these millionaires so extraordinary? Are you ready for the shocking answer? Here it is: Nothing. Nothing at all.

Remember I said that there was one key thing that separated the haves from the have-nots?  It’s the attitude millionaires have toward money. They have learned to control it and not let it control them.

So, if you want to achieve financial security, you need to change your mindset. The sooner the better. You have to start with the belief that it’s possible for you to become a millionaire. I can give you 10,000 examples of people like you who have done it.

Next, you have to take responsibility for where you are financially right now. And wherever you are, however you got there, you’ve got to own it. My friend Dave Ramsey says, “If you’re the problem, it also means you’re the solution.” And that’s actually good news. It means your financial destiny is in your own hands.

Once you’ve accepted where you are, you have to create a plan and set goals. You need to pay off debt and build up savings. Methodically. 92% of millionaires set long-term goals for their money.

There are no shortcuts. Reaching millionaire status won’t just happen accidentally. It takes what I call “intense intentionality.” And, of course, hard work.

But I believe just about anyone who’s willing to work hard and be disciplined about spending and saving can become a millionaire in America today.

If you had talked to all the ordinary Americans, like I have, who have “made it”, you’d believe it too.

The opportunity is there. Take it. This is America – where there’s always room for one more millionaire.

Chris Hogan is the author of “Everyday Millionaires”. Published with permission, Prager University.

The Language of Liberty series is an outreach project of the Center for Self Governance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in principles of liberty. The views expressed by the authors are their own and may not reflect the views of CSG. CenterForSelfGovernance.com

CRIMINAL: Obama Admin Pressured Ukraine Not to Investigate “Mega-Donor” George Soros

The Obama administration was the most corrupt in American history while aiding and abetting America’s worst enemies. When do we the investigations begin?

The Hill: U.S. Embassy Pressured Ukraine Not To Investigate Liberal “Mega-Donor”

By Sara Carter,

During the 2016 U.S. presidential race Ukrainian prosecutors said they were stymied by then-President Obama’s appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from pursing investigations into the activities of a nonprofit known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), according to John Solomon with The Hill.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, who is considered a hero in the West for spending two years as a political prisoner for fighting Russian aggression in Ukraine , told Solomon that he was invited to meet new U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. He was appointed to this position in 2016 and it was then that he spoke to Yovanovitch, he said.

Ukrainian law enforcement was probing a group that was co-funded by the Obama administration, as well as billionaire donor George Soros. Further, according to Solomon the group was allegedly collaborating with the FBI agents investigating then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s business activities in Ukraine.

From The Hill

The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a

larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted.

“The investigation into the Anti-Corruption Action Center (sic), based on the assistance they have received from us, is similarly misplaced,” then-embassy Charge d’ Affaires George Kent wrote the prosecutor’s office in April 2016 in a letter that also argued U.S. officials had no concerns about how the U.S. aid had been spent…

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Jordan Peterson Dropped From Cambridge University After Posing In Photo With Man In “Proud Islamophobe” T-Shirt

The shirt specifies that the wearer is against “pedophilia, rape, wife-beating, slavery, homophobia, misogyny, violence against women and children,” and more.

Is Cambridge University for those things? Or does Stephen Toope (I do hope his email address starts with “stoope”) believe that none of those things have anything to do with Islam? Unfortunately, all too many Muslim spokesmen will point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify just those things, as we have illustrated here many times.

So what did Jordan Peterson do wrong? And also, if I pose for a photo with a man wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, does that mean that I am suddenly a Red Sox fan?

And Cambridge is a prestigious university.

“Jordan Peterson: anti-PC scholar dropped by Cambridge over Islamophobia shirt,” by Rosemary Bennett, The Times, March 26 2019:

Cambridge University withdrew a visiting fellowship from the controversial psychology professor Jordan Peterson because he was pictured with a man in an anti-Islam T-shirt.

Stephen Toope, the vice-chancellor of Cambridge, said yesterday that the “casual endorsement by association” of the message was “antithetical” to the work of the Faculty of Divinity, which had made and then rescinded the offer of a two-month fellowship.

Professor Peterson posed with his arm round the man wearing an “I’m a proud Islamophobe” T-shirt last month. The faculty became aware of the photograph early last week, Professor Toope said. It coincided with Professor Peterson going public with the news of the fellowship, which he said on his YouTube channel he would be taking up in the autumn….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Trump: Russian Troops Must “Get Out” Of Venezuela – “All Options Are Open” To Make That Happen

Instead of “collusion with Russia”, will the mainstream media soon be buzzing about a potential war with Russia?  The Trump administration and the Russian government are currently engaged in a very heated war of words regarding the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, and at this point, it is difficult to see how this crisis will end well unless one side is willing to back down.  The Russians are backing current president Nicolas Maduro, and as you will see below, they now have troops on the ground in the country.  That absolutely infuriated President Trump, because it greatly complicated his plans for regime change in Venezuela.  He told the press that Russia must “get out” and that “all options are open” as far as accomplishing that goal.  In other words, President Trump is actually threatening Russia with military force if they refuse to pull their troops out of the country.

Of course, the Russians are not going to do that.  They have been strongly speaking out against the possibility of U.S. military intervention, and they seized the upper hand strategically when they were able to get boots on the ground in Venezuela over the weekend

One flight tracking website shows two aircraft left a Russian military base for the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Friday, with a further jet leaving on Sunday.

The arrival of the military jets was confirmed by Javier Mayorca, an independent journalist, who said an Antonov-124 cargo plane and a smaller jet touched down late on Saturday.

He said approximately 100 soldiers – led by General Vasily Tonkoshkurov, who is head of the Mobilization Directorate of Russia’s armed forces – was also seen, as well as 35 tons of equipment.

Having the backing of the Russian military greatly, greatly strengthens Maduro’s position, and it is going to be much more difficult for the Trump administration to get rid of him now.

In recent public statements, Russian officials have made it exceedingly clear that they will not tolerate U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, and they underscored that point by sending in troops.

In response, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning that the U.S. “will not stand idly by as Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela”

The influx of Russian forces, reportedly with intelligence officers among them, prompted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to call his Russian counterpart on Monday and warn him, “that the United States and regional countries will not stand idly by as Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela.”

Okay, so what does “not stand idly by” actually mean?

When asked by reporters for specifics on the situation in Venezuela, this is what President Trump had to say

“Russia has to get out,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Guaido’s wife, Fabiana Rosales.

Asked how he would make Russian forces leave, Trump said: “We’ll see. All options are open.”

But Russia is not going to get out of Venezuela.

So either Trump will have to back down, or he will have to risk a full-blown war with Russia by taking military action.

Yes, we have actually reached that point.

On a note that may or may not be related, the U.S. Army has just placed an order for 167,195 assault rifles

The Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ) has issued a pre-solicitation to the defense industry, on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM-SW), for the request to procure 167,195 M4/M4A1 Carbines to be manufactured exclusively within the United States or its Territories.

The M4/M4A1 carbines provide a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle to the United States Armed Forces. The lightweight assault rifle fires 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition from a 30-round magazine and has semi-automatic and three-round burst firing modes.

Is this just a routine order, or does someone anticipate that our troops will be doing some fighting soon?

Whether military action is coming in the short-term or not, it is clear that the U.S. intends to continue to increase the pressure on Maduro.  President Trump met with Juan Guaido’s wife on Wednesday, and the day before another crippling power outage paralyzed much of Venezuela

Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month.

The new outages, which began Monday, forced people to follow now-familiar routines: scour neighborhoods for food and water in the few shops that were open or seek out the few spots where they could find a signal on their mobile phones and get in touch with family and friends.

Now that the Mueller investigation is over, hopefully, there will be a vigorous national debate about our policy regarding Venezuela because the American people deserve to know what another war would cost us.

A war in Venezuela would be far more complicated and far more difficult than our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Just consider Ron Paul’s assessment of such a conflict

So is President Trump about to attack Venezuela? At a recent US House hearing, one of the expert witnesses testified that such an invasion would require between 100,000 and 150,000 US troops, going up against maybe three times that number of Venezuelan troops in a country twice the size of Iraq. With a lot of jungle. All for a “prize” that has nothing to do with US security. If the president makes such a foolish move he might find the current war cheerleaders in the Democrat Party changing their tune rather quickly. Let’s hope Trump changes his tune and returns to his promises of no more regime change wars.

On top of all that, an invasion of Venezuela would risk sparking a full-blown war with Russia.

It would be a foreign policy mistake of epic proportions, and we must not do it.

Without a doubt, the situation in Venezuela is heartbreaking, and we should all hope for their economy to be restored.

But this is something for the people of Venezuela to sort out.  As I have repeatedly stressed, the U.S. cannot be the police of the world, and the U.S. military should not be used to overthrow governments just because we do not like who is currently running things.

If we are going to ask young American men and women to shed their blood and sacrifice their lives, it had better be for a really, really, really good reason, and regime change in Venezuela definitely does not qualify.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Time To Investigate The Washington Post’s Qatari Collusion?

Even as the New Zealand government was condemning the Erdogan regime for using mosque shooting footage in its election rallies, the Washington Post decided to give the Islamist tyrant a platform.

It was the second time in six months that The Post had given Erdogan a platform.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has prisons full of political dissidents. He has silenced the media and has tortured opponents. His brutal Islamist regime has been described as the world’s biggest jailor of journalists.

It’s been estimated that a third of the world’s imprisoned journalists have been locked up by his regime.

But that didn’t stop the Washington Post from giving the man who has locked up hundreds of journalists a forum to posture about the mysterious death of The Post’s own Qatari lobbyist: Jamal Khashoggi.

The Washington Post is a paper that is uniquely willing to not only advocate on behalf of Islamists and their causes, as it frequently does, but to provide a forum for some of the most toxic Islamists around. And those Islamists are invariably aligned with the Qatari-Turkish-Iranian axis and the Brotherhood.s

The paper’s decision to provide Osama bin Laden’s old friend, Jamal Khashoggi, with a forum for promoting Qatari interests, from the Brotherhood to attacks on Saudi rivals, and to then turn his death into a crusade, is part of a larger picture of collusion between The Post and Qatar’s Islamist axis.

Khashoggi was a Qatari lobbyist whose columns, as The Post was forced to admit, were shaped by the Qatar Foundation. The Foundation, an arm of the Qatari regime, proposed topics, drafted them and translated his columns. Jamal Khashoggi was not a journalist. He was a front for Qatar to plant columns attacking Saudi Arabia and promoting the Muslim Brotherhood in the Washington Post.

Last year, the Post was criticized for running an op-ed by Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Jihadis whose motto is, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam.” The Jihadist group is backed by Iran and had launched an attack on the USS Mason.

After the attack, its commanding officer noted that “Mason’s actions protected 1,000 U.S. sailors on the warships and countless more mariners in merchant vessels.” What the Houthis couldn’t accomplish with kinetic weapons, its Qatari and Iranian allies sought to accomplish using the instrument of the Post.

The op-ed was the tip of a much larger iceberg in which the media spread Qatari and Iranian propaganda falsely claiming that the campaign against the Houthis had caused mass death in Yemen.

Typical Post headlines such as, “85000 children have starved to death” and “Enough is enough. End the war in Yemen” amplified the Islamist propaganda leading to Senate resolutions demanding that the United States leave Yemen to the Houthis. And allow Iran to take control of a vital strategic area.

The media flooded the zone with false claims that Saudi intervention, rather than Houthi larceny, had caused the famine. The truth emerged in an AP investigative report that revealed that large amounts of food were entering the country, but were being diverted by the Houthis for their own Jihadis or were being resold by the Shiite terror group to finance its war. These were the same tactics that Hamas, another Islamic terror group backed by Iran, had successfully used while the media falsely blamed Israel.

The Yemen famine was manufactured for tactical purposes by the Houthis who profited from stealing food while using a humanitarian crisis to force an end to the Saudi/American campaign against them. The more food they stole, the more money they made, the more people died and the more the propaganda circulated in Islamist mouthpieces like The Post urging that the Houthis be left alone.

Despite the revelations in the AP report, The Post continued pushing Islamist famine propaganda and members of the Senate continued relying on its reporting to undermine the US fight against Iran.

Erdogan and al-Houthi, like Jamal Khashoggi, were featured under Global Opinions. A highly visible banner touts “Post Opinions Arabic”. The Post’s global op-ed section doesn’t advertise foreign language translations for any other language. Its goal isn’t just influencing middle eastern politics. It doesn’t push op-eds in Persian, Turkish or, for that matter, Hebrew. Its goal, like that of Qatar, is the Arab world.

The regular Global Opinion section is already a mélange of Islamist axis agendas, attacks on China’s counterterrorism in Xinjiang, on Trump’s recognition of the Golan Heights, on Myanmar for fighting Islamic terrorism, promoting Iran’s puppet government in Baghdad, on Trump for backing the Saudis over Qatar, on French ‘Islamophobia’, and on Trump’s anti-Muslim ‘bigotry’.

But the Arabic op-eds read even more monotonously like Qatari propaganda with attacks on Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s President Sisi: a Saudi ally and opponent of Qatar’s Muslim Brotherhood allies.

There are no Arabic op-eds critical of Qatar. But there is one critical of Tunisia’s government by Fadil Aliriza. Fadil often writes for Middle East Eye, a Muslim Brotherhood site backed by Qatar.  MEE has been described as Qatar’s second media outlet. The Washington Post would be its third.

That’s no exaggeration.

Many of the Washington Post’s house headlines read like Qatari propaganda. “China has put 1 million Muslims in concentration camps. MBS had nothing to say,” a Fred Hiatt column headline screams.

MBS refers to the Saudi king. A prime Qatari target.

What does Saudi Arabia have to do with China? Not that much. Most Muslim countries, aside from members of the Islamist axis, have avoided offending China. Singling out MBS tells Americans nothing. It’s a message destined for Arab audiences in an Islamic slapfight between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Many Washington Post columns on Saudi Arabia now read in this Hiattesque way, written in English for an audience of Arab and Muslim elites operating out of Washington D.C. and foreign capitals. There is a long history of the agents of influence of oil-rich states sponsoring Washington D.C. propaganda. But it’s the first time that they have managed to turn the leading paper in the District into their mouthpiece.

“Can I possibly work for such a regime, and still look at myself in the mirror each morning?” Hiatt demanded of anyone taking Saudi money. Meanwhile, on a PBS show, Hiatt fumed that the Saudis were hurting American interests. “Everything this reckless 33-year-old crown prince has done has hurt American interests. He entered this war in Yemen, which has been a disaster. He broke with Qatar, an American ally. That’s been harmful to U.S. interests.” None of this harms America. It harms Qatar.

Confusing our interests with Qatari interests is the sort of thing that a Qatari lobbyist would do.

The Post pretends to offer its readers, global perspectives. Instead, it treats them to propaganda from foreign regimes and terrorist organizations engaged in open and covert wars with the United States.

This would be a problem even if the Washington Post’s target audience weren’t our country’s leaders.

The Post took the lead in pushing foreign collusion narratives. But if a bunch of Russian bots on Facebook supposedly posed a gigantic threat to democracy, what sort of threat do agents of influence in a paper read by some of the most powerful people in Washington D.C. pose to our country?

There’s no sign that Russian bots on Facebook ever made a meaningful difference. But The Post’s Islamist propaganda has influenced Senate resolutions on Khashoggi and Yemen.

Now that the Washington Post’s efforts to push conspiracy theories about Russian collusion have failed, it may be time to look into its Qatari collusion.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

President Trump Signs Executive Order Demanding Study On EMP Weapons Risks To US

President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding a study be done on the risks of electromagnetic weapons. An electromagnetic pulse could disable the entire power grid in the United States using in an extreme SHTF situation for a vast majority of people.

According to Bloomberg, Trump wants increased awareness in both the private and public sectors of the dangers of such a weapon’s deployment.  The president wants all people to increase their planning for an EMP, whether it’s produced by a bomb or a cosmic event, administration officials said in a conference call. The officials had also said the order was driven by concern about the general risks of an EMP, not a specific threat.

The White House confirmed that the president has signed the executive order titled Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse. “This executive order advances increased resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) events by directing better data gathering, testing, and private-sector coordination to implement protective measures,” the announcement said, according to WND“President Trump will always do what it takes to keep Americans safe. Today’s executive order – the first ever to establish a comprehensive policy to improve resilience to EMPs – is one more example of how the administration is keeping its promise to always be vigilant against present dangers and future threats,” the White House said.

power grid failure could result in long term loss of life should it go on for a period of time.  If you’ve ever wanted to prepare for such an event, now would be a good time to begin your research.

The U.S. government has long described an EMP as a potential catastrophe.  And with everyone on the grid in some way, it has the ability to become apocalyptic incredibly quickly. The execution of an EMP attack would make it impossible to conduct banking transactions and food delivery trucks will be stopped in the tracks. People will no longer be acting like people when there is no food on the shelves and they are hungry.

According to WND, there are several nations that have the ability to use an EMP to disable our way of life in the U.S. It could be an “extinction level event” for tens of millions in this country, as most are highly dependent of the system. WND had previously reported only weeks ago on a new federal government report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” that warned that the United States’ response plans and resources would be hugely “outmatched” by a catastrophic power outage, which could leave society in disarray and many people dead.

There are ways to prepare yourself and your family for the potential of a power grid failure.  Start with the book, The Prepper’s Blueprint by Tess Pennington. In it, there is valuable information and easy to follow checklists that can help even a beginner feel more prepared for any catastrophic event.

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

Pennsylvania Muslim Lawmaker: Prayer In Name Of Jesus Is “Islamophobic”

Ibrahim Hooper, call your office: there was an outbreak of “Islamophobia” Monday at the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Luckily, Muslim state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell was there to blow the whistle on this bigotry and hatred.

The “Islamophobia,” according to journalist Todd Starnes, was committed by another state Representative, Stephanie Borowicz, who prayed this to open a legislative session: “Jesus, you are our only hope. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.”

Johnson-Harrell was livid. The prayer, she declared was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.” In a statement, she added that the prayer “blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people. I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”

There may be a real point in there. Rep. Borowicz’s prayer may have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian. We have, however, seen many imams say prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians, while the non-Muslim lawmakers stand with oblivious heads bowed.

But “Islamophobic”? This illustrates how absurd charges of “Islamophobia” are, and how any manifestation of faith other than Islam is sometimes seen as offensive to Muslims. We have seen this before. Buried in the concluding paragraphs of a Christmas Eve 2018 Washington Times report about Muslims in Uganda forcing Christians to convert to Islam was the extraordinary revelation that in that country, Muslims now consider any public statement of the Christian Faith to be a calculated insult to Muslims, for which they can justifiably exact revenge.

“In June,” the Times reported, “a group of Muslims attacked Christian preachers in eastern Uganda during a ‘crusade,’ where Christians publicly profess their faith and invite others to join. Muslims in the town accused the Christians of mocking Islam by publicly saying Jesus was the Son of God.”

In response, said Christian pastor Moses Saku, the Muslims became violent: “They became very angry and began throwing rocks at Christians, chanting ‘Allah akbar.’ Many Christians were injured during the incident.”

The Christians appealed to the Muslims to have respect for those of other faith; the Muslims responded with contempt. One Muslim, Abubakar Yusuf, declared: “We have now declared a jihad against them. We are not going to allow anybody to despise Islamic teachings at their church or crusade. We will seek revenge.”

How did the Christians “despise Islamic teachings”? By preaching aspects of Christianity, such as the divinity of Christ, that Islam denies. The Christians, knowing how delicate their situation was, would never have dreamed of actually saying something critical about Islam itself; but to the Muslims who heard them, just enunciating the tenets of their Christian faith was criticism enough. And they refused to stand for it.

That incident, and now Johnson-Harrell’s “Islamophobia” charge, are, or should be, sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of “interfaith dialogue” and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.

A few years ago, when jihadis attacked AFDI’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, some Christians castigated me for co-sponsoring and speaking at the event. They said that we were being needlessly provocative, poking Muslims in the eye, goading them, etc.

These charitable and enlightened Christians said that Christians should instead be deferential to others’ religious sensibilities. At the time, I responded to these people by explaining that giving in to violent intimidation (our event was a response to the jihad murder of the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoonists in Paris) would only encourage more violent intimidation, and that given the fact that Muslims frequently found even basic expressions of Christian faith to be “provocative,” they were effectively cutting the ground out from under themselves and their children, making it impossible for them to practice Christianity in the future.

Movita Johnson-Harrell has now provided more proof that this was correct. By calling Borowicz’s prayer “Islamophobic,” she is in effect saying that the public expression of the Christian Faith mocks Islam and despises Islamic teachings.

The lesson is clear. If the advice of the cosseted, suburban Western Christians who were excoriating me for the Garland event is to be heeded, Christians should make no public expression of their faith at all, and convert to Islam, so as to avoid mocking, provoking, and offending Muslims, and poking them in the eye.

And when it comes to it, that is most likely the exact thing that those Christians will do. It’s already beginning: Pennsylvania House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, a Democrat (of course), stated: “Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have. But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.”

So Harris says that Christians must not flaunt their religion. Not coincidentally, that is exactly what Islamic law says about Christians: that they should carry on their worship quietly, behind closed doors, and never make public display of it. Oh, and by the way, speaking of flaunting one’s religion, Movita Johnson-Harrell wears a hijab. Harris is not on record objecting to that kind of flaunting one’s religion.

The Christian Harris who deplores Rep. Borowicz’s prayer should calm Movita Johnson-Harrell’s rage by converting to Islam and thus removing the source of her feelings of offense. Watch for it.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Cop Left Toddler in Hot Patrol Car Until She Died—As She Had Sex in Fellow Cop’s House

Long Beach, MS — Leaving a child in a hot car until they die is a tragic mistake that roughly three dozen parents make every year in this country. This nightmarish negligence comes with a punishment no prison sentence could ever trump. Now, a former cop from Mississippi will learn her fate after she pleaded guilty to this very same horrifying blunder of leaving her three-year-old daughter strapped in her hot patrol car until she died—as this cop had sex with her supervisor inside his home.

On September 30, 2016, Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker strapped her three-year-old daughter into a car seat in the back of her patrol car and entered her supervisor’s home for a mid-day romp. Barker knew the air conditioner did not work, but nevertheless turned on the vent and went inside.

As her daughter sat strapped in her death bed, Barker had sex with officer Clark Ladner inside the home. After the deed had been done, Barker and Ladner then fell asleep.

Authorities said Cheyenne Barker’s body temperature reached 107 degrees before she died.

For this gross act of negligence, Barker was charged with second-degree murder. However, earlier this month, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in a plea deal.

Prosecutors recommended a sentence of no less than 20 years.

“I don’t know what I could ever do to you that could be worse than what you’ve already experienced,” Harrison County Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois told her. “You will forever be entombed in a prison of your own mind.”

Bourgeois said he will consider the prosecutor’s recommendation before her April 1 sentencing.

What makes the case of former police officer Cassie Barker so terrible is that she is a repeat offender. Barker had previously lost custody of Cheyenne for doing the exact same thing a year earlier.

According to the AP, Barker went into a store in nearby Gulfport, and a concerned passerby called police. Child protective services took temporary custody of her, and Baker was suspended for a week without pay.

Because of her blue privilege, Cheyenne’s father, Ryan Hyer was never notified and was helpless to prevent the future event.

“Every time I close my eyes, I picture her suffering, and then I picture her laying in this coffin,” Hyer said Monday, the AP reported. “I still see her smiling and laughing in my head, and I would assume that smile and laughter turned to pain and suffering in that instance.”

Hyer has since filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against both the Long Beach Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for failing to notify him.

While Barker’s guilty plea may land her in jail, as TFTP has reported, not all cops who leave their babies in hot cars until they die get charged.

Officer Mark Fanfarillo left his 4 ½-month-old baby, Michael, in his car during the summer of 2016 — for nearly nine hours — but Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara refused to press charges.

According to local WSYR-TV, the D.A. said Fanfarillo first realized he’d abandoned the baby in the car when his wife contacted him to say Michael had never been dropped off at the family’s daycare provider. Fanfarillo, McNamara explained, rushed out to the car after that call and “found his son’s lifeless body.” Although Fanfarillo “relentlessly” attempted to resuscitate the baby, the effort was ultimately unsuccessful.

As McNamara’s office said in a statement:

“The facts and evidence in this case do not reach the threshold required for criminal liability,” which, in New York, demand “a person must fail to perceive that a substantial and unjustifiable risk will result from their conduct. A lapse or loss in memory is insufficient proof to satisfy the legal requirement of failing to perceive a risk — something more is required.”

According to McNamara, the officer placed Michael in the back seat to drop his elder child at daycare — though he typically didn’t bring the youngest along for the ride. After returning home, Fanfarillo simply forgot the baby was strapped into his carseat, did a few chores, and, like Barker did, he fell asleep — while Michael suffered in oppressive summer heat, eventually dying of hyperthermia, over 8 ½ hours later.

Officer Mark Fanfarillo is still a cop. Blue privilege indeed.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

The Legacy of Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of FDA – Watchdog or “Lapdog”

After a stint of less than two years as Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb, MD has announced his resignation to “spend more time with his family.”

On February 24, CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment on the opioid epidemic featuring a high-ranking executive from the pharmaceutical industry, Ed Thompson.  Thompson has many years experience in the industry and, in fact, produces opioids for pharma and bravely accused the FDA of opening the floodgates on the opioid epidemic.  He went so far in the interview as saying “the root cause of this epidemic is the FDA’s illegal approval of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.”

In the telecast, David Kessler, MD former FDA Commissioner when the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma had their highly addictive opioid first approved in the early 1990’s was also featured.  When Kessler left the FDA, the labeling on OxyContin was changed to “long-term use” which according to Kessler was a mistake.  He further stated there were never studies conducted on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use.

Under the tenure of Dr. Gottlieb, an opioid 1,000 times more powerful than morphine and 5 to 10 times stronger than fentanyl was approved.  It is a dissolvable sufentanil also known as Dsuvia.  This approval was given during an ever raging opioid crisis in every town and city in the country.

Raeford Brown, MD, as Chairman of the FDA Drug Safety Advisory Committee reviewed the safety and need for the dangerous opioid and warned it would be abused and fuel overdose deaths as well as be diverted to the black market. Dr. Gottlieb overrode Dr. Brown’s warning and sufentanil or Dsuvia was approved.  Dr. Brown was quoted as saying the FDA “is having a direct impact on the mortality rate from opioids in this country by continuing to approve new high-risk drugs.”

As informative as the CBS 60 Minutes broadcast was on the FDA fueling the opioid epidemic, there is another crisis brewing in our country and Dr. Gottlieb has taken quite an interest in it — or rather may have quite an interest in it.  Vaping or e-cigarettes seemed to be the focus of Gottlieb’s stay with the FDA and he was quite vocal on his promise to increase efforts to keep kids from getting hooked on e-cigarettes and even went on record as saying the FDA was considering a temporary ban on them.  Quite commendable of Dr. Gottlieb and quite a legacy to leave in the wake of just under two years as Commissioner of the FDA, but there is a problem here.

In April 2013, Gottlieb was made a managing director of T.R. Winston and Co., a merchant bank. One of Winston’s clients, Kure, is a manufacturer of vaping products. Gottlieb was on Kure’s board from March 2015 to May 2016 and had a financial interest in the company as well as a financial interest in 13 Winston clients. Winston-related income made up 60% of Gottlieb’s earnings of $3 million since the beginning of 2016.

Quite a legacy Dr. Gottlieb is leaving the country with as watchdog for the safety and lives of the American people.  With his financial interest in the vaping or e-cigarette industry, he should be able to live a rather comfortable life — as a lapdog.

SPLC Hires Obama’s Senior Advisor Who Fixed Jussie Smollett’s “Hate Crime” Hoax

Treason, corruption, crimes,  mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism – Obama’s mop up crew is working 24/7.

CHICAGO FOP DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF MICHELLE OBAMA/KIM FOXX ANGLE IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

Michelle Obama and Jussie Smollett. Screen grab via Open Eye News.

The Chicago PD is understandably furious over the announcement today that all charges would be dropped in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case.

The reasons given why were lame, and as a result the Fraternal Order of Police have amplified their call for the feds to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney General Kim Foxx’s handling of the case (bolded emphasis added):

In renewing the call for a federal investigation into what he called Foxx’s political “interference” on behalf of the Smollett family, [FOP second vice president Martin] Preib argued that the state’s attorney’s office’s decision to drop the charges “only gives more foundation to our claims.”

Foxx’s initial request that [Chicago Police Supt. Eddie] Johnson transfer the case to the FBI came after an influential supporter of the “
Empire” actor reached out to Foxx personally: Tina Tchen, a Chicago attorney and former chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama
, according to emails and text messages provided by Foxx to the Sun-Times in response to a public records request.

Smollett, as we’ve recently learned, indeed has friends in high places – places much higher than Hollywood:

Not only is there a Michelle Obama connection to this case, but there’s a Mayor Rahm Emanuel connection, too. As the Chicago Tribune reported earlier this month:

Foxx reached out to Johnson after Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, emailed Foxx saying the actor’s family had unspecified “concerns about the investigation.” Tchen, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, said she was acting on behalf of the “Empire” actor and his family. A relative later exchanged texts with Foxx.

This is really interesting in the context of Mayor Emanuel’s openly-expressed fury over news of the charges being dropped. Was that merely cover for his personal connections to some of the players in this case, or was it genuine outrage?

And did Tchen reach out to Foxx because she herself is a friend of the Smollett family, or did she reach out at the request of Michelle Obama?

In any event, Tchen’s not talking. Perhaps that’s because she’s a little busy these days:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has hired Tina Tchen, a former Obama staffer who recently tried to intervene in the Jussie Smollett hate-crime-hoax case on the actor’s behalf, to conduct a review of workplace-harassment allegations in the wake of co-founder Morris Dees’s firing.

[…]

That announcement came one day after the Chicago Sun Times obtained communications between Tchen and Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx in which Tchen asked Foxx to persuade Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation of Smollett’s case over to the FBI.

My my my. What a tangled – and privileged – web they weave.

There is one spot of good news in all this: The federal case remains open:

Stay tuned.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

New York County Completely Bans All Unvaccinated Children From ALL Public Places

One county in New York is taking extremely drastic measures in an attempt to force all children to get vaccinated for measles.  Starting on Wednesday, any child that has not received the measles vaccine will be banned from all public places.  That means that they will not be able to go to school, to church or to any store.  In fact, just walking down the sidewalk will be a violation of this countywide “state of emergency”.  Rockland County has essentially declared a state of medical martial law, and it is scheduled to last for the next 30 days

Rockland County declared a countywide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak — the longest outbreak since the disease was eradicated in the United States in 2000, according to officials.

Effective at the stroke of midnight, Wednesday, anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until this declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the MMR vaccination.

So what has caused Rockland County to go to such extremes?

According to Rockland County Executive Ed Day, something had to be done because there have been 153 confirmed cases of measles in the county.

And the penalties that will be imposed upon anyone convicted of violating this state of medical martial law are quite draconian

Anyone found in violation of the declaration could spend six months in jail and/or a $500 fine, Day said. However, Day said the county is not looking to arrest people, but rather a means to grab the public’s attention.

According to Day, county officials have been met with “pockets of resistance” from people unwilling to comply with health department advise and this played a part in the declaration.

Of course, other communities all across America will be watching to see how the people of Rockland County respond to this declaration of medical martial law.  If there is no uproar, it will set a very important national precedent, and inevitably other local governments around the nation will try the exact same thing.

And where will it stop?

Will all vaccines eventually be forced upon us in such a manner?  The following comes from Natural News

Notably, the government can mandate new vaccines at any time, then claim those new vaccines must also be injected into everyone at gunpoint, then banning those who don’t comply from leaving their own homes. Effectively, this new mandate makes people prisoners in their own homes unless they obey the government’s insane, anti-science vaccination mandates rooted in Big Pharma corruption and the routine bribery of doctors and public health officials.

We live at a time when our most basic health freedoms are under attack.  If we don’t stand up now, we will lose them forever.

More scientific research is coming out all the time that is showing that there are very serious safety concerns regarding our vaccines.

For example, a study that was just released found a clear link between autism and aluminum in vaccines

Autistic children have up to 10 times more of the metal in their brains than what is considered safe in adults, a study found.

Aluminium crosses the membrane that separates the brain from circulating blood and accumulates in cells involved in maintaining a constant internal environment, such as temperature, the research adds.

Study author Professor Chris Exley from Keele University, said: ‘Perhaps we now have the link between vaccination and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the link being the inclusion of an aluminium adjuvant in the vaccine.’

And another study that former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson recently discussed found that seniors are actually more likely to die after getting a flu vaccine

In her blog, Attkisson cites a buried JAMA study from almost a decade ago which showed that there was no improvement in mortality rates among senior citizens with a flu vaccine, even after greatly increased vaccination rates. The study “got little attention,” she says, “because the science came down on the wrong side.” Whereas the researchers had set out to prove that the push for massive flu vaccination would save the world, the researchers were “astonished” to find that the data did not support their presupposition at all. The data actually shows that deaths increased, not decreased, among seniors following vaccination.

When are we going to wake up?

During the drug trials for one flu vaccine that is being specifically marketed to seniors this year, a total of 23 seniors actually died

The high-dose Fluzone vaccine being marketed this flu season to seniors, which has four times the amount of antigens that the regular flu shot has, as well as the non-high dose version, had 23 seniors die during drug trials.

But of course that flu vaccine got put on the market anyway, and we may never know how many seniors have died as a result.

Many doctors will privately admit that people die from vaccine reactions, but they insist that the “benefits” outweigh the costs.

To me, there is no possible “benefit” that can outweigh this high of a cost

I watched every mother’s nightmare unfold yesterday in a conversation on a local online mom’s group.  It began when the baby’s aunt asked frantically for prayers for her nephew, who had gotten his four-month shots that day and was found unresponsive in the evening.  Then we learned the baby had apparently bled from every orifice and had swelling of the brain. The aunt shared that they kept the baby “alive” to give family time to arrive at the hospital.  And then, the baby died.

The aunt told us the probable diagnosis was SIDS. When the family questioned the doctor about whether the vaccines (pneumococcal, H. influenza (HIB), rotavirus, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTaP) and polio, and perhaps hepatitis B if he had not yet received that at birth) administered just hours before could have caused this massive organ failure and death, the doctor denied the possibility of any causal relationship between the baby’s death and the vaccinations he was given.

What Rockland County is doing is unconscionable, and they should be completely and utterly ashamed of themselves.

Health freedom is not just a political issue.  It is literally a battle over life and death, and it is a battle that we cannot afford to lose.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” – Food Prices To Skyrocket As 1000s Of Farms Are Destroyed

We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months.  On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through May”.  More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt.  That means that we are going to transition from one of the worst winters in modern history to a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers all across America.  At this moment, millions of acres of farmland are already underwater.  Thousands of farmers are not going to be able to plant crops this year, and thousands of other farmers that have been financially ruined by the floods will never return to farming again.  This is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history, and it is going to get a whole lot worse.

I posted an article about this crisis yesterday, and I am troubled by the fact that most Americans don’t seem to understand the gravity of what we are facing.

Millions of bushels of wheat, corn and soybeans have been destroyed by flood waters, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of livestock have been lost, and all of us will soon be feeling a lot more pain at the grocery store.

And this would be a complete and utter national nightmare even if the flooding was all over, but the NOAA just told us that we should expect more catastrophic flooding for the next two months

Our #SpringOutlook 2019 is out today: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May. Find map, highlights video & more at https://bit.ly/2JqDsIG  @NWS #Spring #Flooding

In fact, the NOAA is using the words “unprecedented flood season” to describe what is coming, and they are warning that “more than 200 million people” are at risk…

Forecasters warned the floods would likely to continue through May, and could worsen in the coming weeks.

“This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk,” Ed Clark, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, said on Thursday in the agency’s spring outlook.

Of all the natural disasters that we have seen in recent years, this is the biggest, and U.S. food production is going to be dramatically affected because many farmers will not be able to grow crops at all in 2019…

“The reality is this isn’t going to be over for a very long time,” Jorgenson said. “It took years after 2011 for people to come back. For me as a farmer, there are flooded acres here that to think that I’ll be able to plant a crop in 45 days is just virtually impossible.

And many farmers will never recover from this disaster at all.

According to one farmer in Iowa, somewhere around half of the farmers in his entire county will not be able to come back from this…

“I would say 50% of the farmers in our area will not recover from this,” Dustin Sheldon, a farmer in southwestern Iowa’s flood-devastated Fremont County near the swollen Missouri River, said this week.

I said it yesterday, and I will say it again.  This is the worst blow to U.S. agriculture that I have seen in my entire lifetime.

The amount of food that has just been lost is absolutely staggering.  Due to the trade war, farmers were storing more wheat, corn and soybeans than ever before, and now the floodwaters have destroyed much of what had been stored

As prices plummeted last year amid the ongoing trade fight, growers, faced with selling crops at a loss, stuffed a historic volume of grain into winding plastic tubes and steel bins. Some cash-strapped families piled crops inside their barns or outside on the ground.

Farmers say they are now finding storage bags torn and bins burst open, grain washed away or contaminated. Jeff Jorgenson, a farmer and regional director for the Iowa Soybean Association, said he has seen at least a dozen bins that burst after grains swelled when they became wet.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any wheat, corn or soybeans that are contaminated by flood waters must be destroyed.

I know that I shared the following quote yesterday, but in order to give you an idea of the scope of the losses we are looking at, I want to share it again

As of Dec. 1, producers in states with flooding – including South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois – had 6.75 billion bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat stored on their farms – 38 percent of the total U.S. supplies available at that time, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

And remember, the flooding is just getting started.

In just one county in Iowa, 1.8 million bushels of corn and soybeans have already been destroyed.  Nationwide, the losses are off the charts.

Needless to say, prices will be going way up at the grocery store, and they will keep going up for the rest of the year.

Sadly, even after the flood waters are gone the damage that has been done to our agricultural infrastructure will take years to repair

As the waters began to recede in parts of Nebraska, the damage to the rural roads, bridges and rail lines was just beginning to emerge. This infrastructure is critical for the U.S. agricultural sector to move products from farms to processing plants and shipping hubs.

The damage to roads means it will be harder for trucks to deliver seed to farmers for the coming planting season, but in some areas, the flooding on fields will render them all-but-impossible to use.

In Nebraska alone, hundreds of miles of rural roads have been completely washed out, and farmers such as Annette Bloom are having an extremely difficult time just getting to a main road

“We are having to travel three miles through pasture and cropland just to get out because our roads are gone,” she says. “And the corn fields are going to be devastating to get in and plant and get that going, because usually we’re planting within the next two weeks and it’s not going to happen.”

Many of America’s farmers will bravely keep going after this disaster, but for many others a financial breaking point has arrived.

Farm bankruptcies had already surged to the highest level since the last recession prior to all of this flooding, and now this crisis will end up driving many of them away from the profession for good.  The following comes from NBC News

Some farmers in Fremont County will probably not return to till their soil, many farmers here said.

“Lot of folks won’t be able to continue after this,” said Julius Schaaf, 66, who said 1,500 of his 4,000 acres were currently under water.

In the end, it is going to be a while before we know the full extent of the damage to America’s farms and our food supply, but all of the experts agree that it will be unprecedented.

Food prices are already high, but the truth is that this is as low as they are going to get.  Much less food will be produced in our heartland this year, and that will mean skyrocketing prices at our grocery stores.

And this is just one element of “the perfect storm” that is emerging.  Our society is starting to be shaken in many different ways, and 2019 is certainly shaping up to be a very “interesting” year.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Idaho Legislators & Citizens Beware Of The Center For Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC)

Although not completely confirmed, it appears the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) may be on the way out, partially due to lack of continued funding.  In a scramble, how will these partnerships between non-governmental organizations (NGO), federal agencies, state agencies, and land trusts continue as a large network to accomplish their large landscape conservation goals?

There are several organizations picking up the pieces and their amassing may be a bigger threat to us than the LCCs.  They are reorganizing and in doing so are becoming more aggressive.  Everyone needs to become familiar with these organizations, where they do their work, their goals, and who the individual players are.

One of the most concerning is the Center For Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC).  Partners include the usual, federal agencies, Western Governor’s Association (WGA), large NGOs, even the United Nations (UN).  At the helm is Director Gary Tabor, an IUCN participant, Senior Conservationist Rob Ament, and Renee Callahan who promotes public policy.  Because public funding for LCCs is drying up, CLLC has now created a “fiscally sponsored” project, the “catalyst fund” to bring in those desperately needed dollars.

Although the catalyst fund was set up by the Network For Landscape Conservation (NLC), Jonathan Peterson from the CLLC is the fund manager.  The NLC coordinating committee includes members from the Heart of the Rockies, Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y), National Park Service, Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlands Network, land trusts, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Gary Tabor.  A full list of all NLC partners can be found here, and it ain’t pretty.  Suffice to say, both CLLC and NLC are pretty much the same individuals and groups.

The catalyst fund is a “five-year national grant program to “accelerate the pace and practice of collaborative conservation at the landscape scale”, funded by foundations.  While they claim land conservation is “community-grounded”, it is well known they mean their NGO partners, not local citizens, and “building capacity” is meant to increase their strength in numbers.

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Led by Rob Ament, CLLC has an even more aggressive plan, targeting state legislators and agencies.  In order to advance their, and other NGO connectivity goals, the target will be integrating their wildlife corridor agenda into legislation and policy.  The WGA already conspired against us with the 2008 Wildlife Corridor Initiative, being used by the CLLC as one justification for their corridor agenda.  And why wouldn’t they, CLLC served on the WGA working policy groups that led to wildlife policy initiatives in 2010 and 2013, with multiple other NGOs serving as part of the Western Wildlife Habitat Council (pg 8) for initiative implementation.  Data collection and mapping were also initiated as part of the agenda.  Wildlife corridors are not the end to the saga, eventually there will be mandates for ecological corridors, biodiversity corridors, habitat corridors, riparian corridors, practically any excuse to create one,  which will eventually suck up all land for restricted or banned use.  In other words, control over land use, and people.

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Returning to the Wildlife Connectivity document, CLLC has developed strategies for integration of their objectives into state legislation and policy.  The truth is, CLLC has already decided where these wildlife corridors should be in Idaho and will lobby for the appropriate legislation, as well as having their Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) buddies put them into policy.  On page 2 is a map of priority areas, one of which is the US 20/SH87 Complex, located in Island Park (IP), Idaho.  In 2016, Y2Y came in full bore with their front group to have three wildlife overpasses built at Targhee Pass based on false wildlife vehicle collision data, but IP citizens fought back, exposed the Y2Y agenda for corridors and connectivity, their embedded relationship with IDFG and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), and how the overpass decision was pre-determined.  In the most recent Environmental Assessment, the overpasses will not be built.  Idahoans in other priority areas are encouraged to take note, the same will be tried in your area.  As can be seen, attempts to create wildlife corridors are already being conducted.

There is nothing in the IDFG 2018-2021 Strategic plan for wildlife corridors or connectivity, this is one policy CLLC will want changed, along with State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAP) for integration of wildlife corridors.  Following are a few of those CLLC strategies.

“Delegate a state agency to develop…a wildlife corridor identification process, using “best available science” for criteria.  As previously noted CLLC has already identified the corridors and developed their science for identification, it is already a done deal.  IDFG employee Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator, has been in on this from the beginning, to suggest delegating a state agency for this agenda is ludicrous.  NGOs will lobby legislators to “establish state policy to guide the management of identified corridors”.  But as seen above, there will be no need for guidance, it will be convincing legislators to put their already determined management into legislation.

“The state agency responsible for this program should have the autonomy to evaluate and apply site-specific management and work cooperatively with stakeholders. In addition to state agency-initiated corridor identification, the legislation might also include a process for the public to submit a petition to designate a corridor.”    IDFG will be the state agency since they are already involved, and are already autonomous as an executive agency overseen by a Governor appointed  commission.  Since wildlife have already been “…declared to be the property of the state of Idaho“, that leaves Idahoans out of any decisions.  The petition rubbish is for NGO members to create, giving a false appearance that there is public support for this corridor agenda.  It has been done by them before on other issues, and is another reason for the capacity building.

“Legislators can require relevant state agencies to conduct statewide connectivity analyses using the best available science.”  Connectivity studies have already been conducted on wildlife linkage areas on Idaho roads and by American Wildlands.  Wildlife corridors are used as linkage points between existing protected areas for connectivity.

“State legislation could include a provision that directs a state’s wildlife authority responsible for the SWAP to develop a revision that formally recognizes habitat connectivity as a priority as well as includes actionable management items to identify and conserve wildlife corridors.”  CLLC knows dang well IDFG is responsible for SWAP which is considered a “living” document that can be updated as new data becomes available, how convenient for the CLLC agenda.  While connectivity is currently addressed in different SWAP sections, it is yet to be a priority, which is a CLLC goal.

“State agencies governing the management of wildlife, transportation, and energy should be required to develop BMPs for habitat connectivity. In areas where habitat corridors have been identified, these BMPs should be legally binding to ensure that habitat connectivity and wildlife movement are preserved.”  “State legislators could direct relevant state agencies to develop BMPs to protect habitat connectivity and wildlife movement for all activities permitted on state lands that are likely to otherwise result in environmental harm.”  Another area that has already been implemented between IDFG and ITD, and enhanced through the ITD Ecological approach agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, which just happens to be a CLLC partner as well.  Once again Rob Ament and Gregg Servheen are involved.

“There are many potential policy approaches to encouraging conservation action on private lands. The most well-known approach is a conservation easement…”.  Within the McArthur Lake Wildlife Corridor aggressive action has already taken land for easements by federal and Idaho agencies in partnerships with NGOs.  Forever prohibiting land use is the goal with wildlife corridors.

“Authorize state agencies to institute public-private partnerships…fund state programs to engage citizens in citizen-science projects…that need additional data for decision-making around connectivity policymaking…request information from citizens…to help inform where wildlife corridors exist…”.  IDFG is already moving towards corporatism, aided by federal legislation.  The “citizen-science” actually references the IDFG Idaho Master Naturalist program which partners with Y2Y, and since the data has already been collected for connectivity corridor linkages, the stage has been set to feed it to legislators.  Other data collection is already in place through the IFWIS, a member of NatureServe, with a special category for land management and conservation which is not accessible to the general public.  The Great Northern LCC already created the Decision Support System (DSS) called Data Basin, in which Gregg Servheen participated with his “best science“.

There is a rather large section in the connectivity document for wildlife corridor funding through general fund appropriations, constitutional amendments, federal and foundation initiatives, and conservation banking, claiming that all of this enjoys “wide citizen support”.  They mean themselves.

In addition to analyzing how he could interject his agenda into federal policy, Rob Ament also reviewed federal policy progress for connectivity.  Since there is increasing federal support for wildlife corridors via Sec. Zinke Secretarial Order 3362, and the reintroduced Wildlife Corridor Act, Mr. Ament may be right.  The Sierra Club helped write the legislation, along with other NGO support (Y2Y, ICL, GYC among them).

The truth is, CLLC and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) have already created the “best science” to justify where wildlife corridors should be in Idaho, it is just a matter of telling legislators and IDFG where they want them, without consideration of Idaho citizens, or local jurisdictional authority.  However, since IDFG was paid to inform the public, one should assume Idahoans already know.  Mentioned in the NWF document are “Proposed wildlife crossings”, one way in which corridors can be created using exaggerated wildlife vehicle collision data.

It is never about land protection or conservation, it is about taking control over land use.  Citizens in Ventura, California understand this as they fought land use restrictions with their wildlife corridor, and lost.  Not only do their restrictions involve rezoning 30% of land, it also devalues the land, destroys the agriculture sector, and increases firerisks.  For all Idahoans, let this be a lesson to learn if wildlife corridors are imposed, the same set up for this garbage is in play here.

Idaho does have a statute that is suppose to protect private property rights in local land use planning, however NGOs are already taking a look at local zoning and land use ordinances for conservation design changes.  Idahoans may want to consider working with county commissioners to integrate a ban on wildlife corridor designation in local land use policies before the NGOs get to them.

Potential NGO lobbyists for this CLLC agenda include Rialin Flores, Conservation Voters for Idaho; Suzanne Stone, Defenders of Wildlife (DOW);  Jonathan Oppenheimer, Idaho Conservation League (ICL); Brian Brooks, Idaho Wildlife Federation  (IWF); Willam Whelan, The Nature Conservancy (TNC); and Michael Gibson, Trout Unlimited (TU), all of which, except one, are Y2Y partners, which partners with CLLC.

In 2015, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) launched the connectivity conservation project, “which will provide policy and legislative tools and resources to national governments, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.”  A UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) was set up with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA), a CLLC partner.  Their partners include “national governments”, but who needs that partnership when you have Gary Tabor doing the work for them at a state level.

The Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group, of which CLLC provides support along with the IUCN, wants to protect 50% of natures land mass, interfere with transportation projects to execute their goals with Rob Ament as a member of the working group, all the while using corridors for connectivity.  Remembering CLLC Director Gary Tabor is an IUCN member, he is also Vice Chair of the WCPA Connectivity Conservation Working Group, bringing the UN right to your front door.  These facts are why the CLLC and NLC regrouping is more threatening to us than the LCCs.

Yep, no need to worry folks, just sit back and relax.  The UN, NGOs, individuals, and the government have this all figured out for you, where you can live, how you can use your private property, and how Idaho should be reconfigured for animals.  Representation by local officials is no longer needed so don’t worry about practicing self-governance, or functioning as a Republic, there is no conspiratorial shadow government operating here, or a deep state.  Local county authority over land use has and will continue to be completely obliterated by these well thought out agendas, especially when the legislature has been infiltrated by NGO representatives.  It is all transparent.

Perhaps we would all be wise to remember the sacrifices made by our Founders, who so deeply understood tyrannical governments, and the price of freedom.  At what cost is freedom?

Article posted with permission from Karen Schumacher

Rand Paul Wants Obama Officials INVESTIGATED For Inventing ‘Russian Conspiracy’ Hoax

Most Americans have heard by now that the inquiry of special investigator Robert Mueller into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia during the 2016 presidential election was a giant failure.  While leftists and the media lost their collective minds thanks to a narrative they invented, Rand Paul suggested Obama officials should take a turn in the hot seat.

Senator Rand Paul has called on the Justice Department to investigate the Obama aides who forced the false claims into the minds of the public using propaganda and brainwashing tactics. According to The Washington Examiner, Paul used Twitter to call for an investigation of those responsible to the “Russian conspiracy hoax” perpetrated on the American people.

Others have called for a probe into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Barack Obama’s administration for alleged attempts to spy on president Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin believes it is past time to get it started too. “I’m very concerned that it’s becoming more clear that the Obama administration was able to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on our campaign based on phony opposition research from the Clinton campaign. Having federal law enforcement spy on a presidential campaign based on phony campaign research is really distressing and the true untold story,” he said.

“In retrospect, we now know this is one of the worst transitions in American history,” former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told The Washington Times. “On the surface, they played nicely and said nice things. But below the surface, it is clear several people in the Obama administration were doing everything they could to leave time bombs behind that would detonate all around Donald Trump and his administration.” 

The bigger picture is that had this gone sourer than it already has, the Obama administration could have ignited a war with Russia.

Before the tears of the saddened liberals dried after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president, Obama was at it with his “pen and phone,” determined to destroy any chance Trump had at being a success. Obama, who was upset that Hillary Clinton would watch Donald Trump inaugurated as president, decided to shift blame to Russia. He authorized a covert cyber operation to deploy “implants” in Russian networks that could be triggered remotely in retaliation to any future cyber aggression by Moscow, TheWashington Post reported Friday.

The implants, developed by the NSAare designed to hit Russian networks deemed “important to the adversary and that would cause them pain and discomfort if they were disrupted,” a former U.S. official told The Washington Post. Note the use of the word “adversary,” almost as if Obama’s goal was to begin a war with Russia. And to make matters worse, “U.S. intelligence agencies do not need further approval from (President) Trump, and officials said that he would have to issue a countermanding order to stop it,” the Post reported“The officials said that they have seen no indication that Trump has done so.” –SHTFPlan, June 2017

This conspiracy likely goes much deeper than anyone will ever be allowed to know.

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

Can Liberty Survive in American Public Education?

Last week we discussed The Un-American Education System in America, and I received a lot of feedback. Among those responding was Rich, who I quote:

As a retired public high school physical sciences teacher for 34 years, I couldn’t agree with you more. I used to start my unit on the origin of life and earth history by asking the students if the ideas about the origin of life and the origin of humans mattered much. Then I quoted the Declaration of Independence just to let them see that our founding fathers had some idea about the origin of humans and the origin of Rights. I was told by my Superintendent of Schools that I could not do that because that violated the separation of church and state. I was shocked but he insisted.

Noah Webster, author of the dictionary that bears his name, is also known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education.” In Webster’s definition of the word education, he wrote:

To give children a good education in manners, arts and science is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.

Notice his emphasis on education is NOT the responsibility of government, federal or state, but rather parents.

During the years of 1776-1835 in America, various educational choices were established that brought about a 70-100% literacy rate in the colonies, much higher than what existed in Europe, which had many more universities. During the founding era, churches (NOT the government) became involved and established charity schools for the poor in the community who could not afford to pay teachers. These were known as “Free Schools”.

With the Bible at the heart of schooling, early Americans understood the role of government to be a simple one: protect the God-given rights of life, liberty and property found in Genesis 1:26-27.  They understood the role of education as coming to know God and the scriptures, gaining knowledge about creation, learning what was needed for a productive life, and learning to live right by God.

Tragically, public education has become a godless, monolithic monopoly today (overseen by government bureaucrats rather than parents) with forced, compulsory attendance and content that is more about teaching students what to think rather than learning how to think.

The deluded Supreme Court of 1963 believed the Bible and prayer should be banned from schools indefinitely.  What fruit has this netted?  Academically, America is near the bottom of science and math scores in developed countries. Even worse, crime and violence have increased dramatically on school campuses in addition to our neighborhoods.

So how can liberty survive in America? By teaching the safeguards of Liberty.

On his 80th birthday, President Herbert Hoover concluded:

Our Founding Fathers did not invent the priceless boon of individual freedom and respect for the dignity of men. That great gift to mankind sprang from the Creator and not from governments. If our YOUTH are rightly instructed in the faith of our fathersthen our power will be stronger… The great documents of that heritage are not from Karl Marx. They are from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.  Within them alone can the safeguards of freedom survive. [emphasis added]

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Women Warned Not To Be Alone In Room W/Southern Poverty Law Center Founder

If these allegations are true, what does that say about the credibility of the Southern Poverty Law Center over the years? And why does their data continue to be treated as legitimate?

In a second letter, sent after Mr. Dees had been publicly let go, other employees asserted that the organization’s leadership had covered up allegations against Mr. Dees and been “complicit” in decades of discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Decades.

That means the SPLC has been corrupt and deeply tainted for at least a generation. So why does its data continue to be used?

If the SPLC’s leadership couldn’t be trusted by its employees, why are their work products considered trusted?

But among employees, Mr. Dees has had a troubling reputation for a long time.

Several women who have worked at the center said they were cautioned against being alone in a room with him. Others who worked there said they had witnessed inappropriate touching or heard him make lewd remarks.

That culture of SPLC silence was really something. Wasn’t it?

The same people eager to blame conservatives for everything took decades to stand up to their own leadership.

“They weren’t even trying to be diverse in terms of reflecting the people who they served,” said Dana Vickers Shelley, a former staff member who was among the highest-ranking black employees at the center.

When Ms. Shelley told Mr. Cohen of her resignation, she recalled that he asked what a subordinate, a black woman, intended to do. Ms. Shelley said she replied that she did not know.

“His response to me that I will never forget was, ‘Well, the 13th Amendment says she can do whatever she wants,’” said Ms. Shelley, who left the organization in 2014. (The 13th Amendment abolished slavery.)

2014. 4-5 years ago.

And the national media reported none of this until the problems within the organization boiled over and went public.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

San Diego Parents Successfully Repel Designated Terror Group CAIR From Classrooms

Finally, some parents have had it with Islamic terror groups seeking access to their children to indoctrinate them.  Now, if we can only get them away from state indoctrination and move towards true education, we’ll begin to see things truly reversed in the long term.  With that said, parents have stood their ground in California, repelling the Islamic invasion into San Diego schools by designated terror group Hamas-CAIR.

The report comes by way of Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund.

The settlement agreement ensures an equally safe and supportive learning environment for students of all religious beliefs.

Yesterday, FCDF attorneys finalized a settlement agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that resolves a federal lawsuit challenging the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” FCDF representing five families, along with two advocacy organizations, San Diego Asian Americans for Equality and Citizens for Quality Education, sued the District in 2017, alleging that the anti-Muslim bullying program violated the First Amendment because it was religiously preferential.

“Nowhere is religious liberty and equal protection more critical than in our schools,” said Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s Chief Counsel. “We commend the District for taking affirmative steps to ensure that students of all faiths may learn and thrive in a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.”

The District’s Initiative, which was developed in collaboration with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), mandated training on “how to become allies to Muslim students,” provided for CAIR officials to teach students about Islamic religious practices, and authorized the Islamic group to revise school curricula to ensure more a “inclusive” portrayal of Islam.

The complaint alleged that the Initiative violated the Constitution because it (1) singled out Muslim students for preferential benefits and (2) empowered CAIR with governmental decision-making authority, thereby constituting government entanglement with religion.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the District distributed a policy memo to area superintendents and principals regarding the First Amendment’s “limits on the conduct of public school officials as it relates to religious activity.” These directives include:

To address religious preferentialism:

  • “Educators should treat each religion with equal respect, with the time and attention spent discussing each religion being proportionate to its impact on history and human development and the material presented in its historical context.”

  • “Educational material on religious subjects must be neutral and may not be presented in a manner that promotes one religion over another.”

In response to CAIR’s activism:

  • “Educators or other staff sponsoring guest speakers at District events must ask them not to use their position or influence on students to forward their own religious, political, economic or social views or and shall take active steps to neutralize whatever bias has been presented.”

  • “Guest speakers from religious organizations are not permitted to present to students on religious topics.”

“Every child, regardless of their race or religion, should be able to attend school without fear of being harassed and bullied,” said Frank Xu, Vice President of San Diego Asian Americans for Equality.  “We are pleased that the District has agreed to take these steps to ensure that all students attending San Diego schools are equally protected under the Constitution without discrimination or preferential treatment.”

“It is paramount schools at every level not only provide a quality education for children but also ensure a safe and impartial environment in which to learn their lessons,” added Mary Baker, President of Citizens for Quality Education San Diego.  “Biased outside groups, such as CAIR, have no business influencing policies in our public schools. We hope this agreement will encourage school districts nationwide to reject appeals to build coalitions offered by controversial sectarian organizations.”

FCDF filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The case is titled Citizens for Quality Education San Diego, et al. v. Richard Barrera, et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-1054. Now that the parties have settled, they filed a joint motion asking the Court to dismiss the case. Yesterday, the court granted the motion and dismissed the case with prejudice.

Pamela Geller reminds us that San Diego still has a “severe” CAIR problem.

I agree that all children need to not face bullying no matter their background.  The only place I disagree here is in the section of respecting all religions as equal.  They simply are not.  Historically, the united States, while often providing a short synopsis of what world religions believed and even some history, was clearly in favor of teaching the Bible in schools.

Our founders provided Bibles and hymnals as the curriculum in schools in AmericaThe Bible was the primary instrument of education in early America.

In fact, the New England Primer, which was also used in early America, was filled with Biblical references.

All religions are not equal.  There can only be one that is true, and that fact cannot be disputed.  Furthermore, no one, and I mean no one, believes the nonsense that all religions are equal.  No one believes the worship of Molech should be practiced today, even though many are murdering their own babies through abortion.  No one believes the religion of the ancient Mayans should be practiced in America.  No one, except devout Muslims, believes that the true Islam as taught by Muhammad should actually be practiced in America today.  In fact, the vast majority of humanity would oppose it anywhere.

Therefore, everyone knows that religions are not all equal and they do not bear the same message.  Only in Christianity does God not only forgive sinners who repent of their sins (violations of His law), but he saves them from their sins, cleanses them, makes them new and clothes them in righteousness because of the life and death of another on their behalf, the Lord Jesus Christ… and He does this all by grace, not by how good man thinks he can be.  Because the truth is, man can never be good enough to meet the standard God has established.

Once upon a time when America was truly great, it was great because of the Bible and the God of the Bible was revered.  If we want America to be great again, then stop listening to the politicians and start turning back to the Bible and repenting before the God of the Bible.  Don’t just push the Islamists out and leave the vacuum of secular humanism.  Restore true education by restoring it in the home and restoring it with the Bible.

In the meantime, this is a small victory to celebrate.

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Embraces Climate Change – Proposes Alternative To AOC Green New Deal

We’ve all heard the expressions;  “Never wake a sleeping baby”;  “Let sleeping dogs lie”;  and, “Leave well enough alone”.  It’s good advice;  however, politicians don’t understand these simple, yet wise, statements.  When it comes to policy and lawmaking, Republicans try to “outdo” Democrats and vice versa.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat freshman Congressman from New York, introduced the “Green New Deal” that outlined converting the united States to renewable energy sources, ditching fossil fuels entirely, and severely crippling the nation’s economy because we only have 12 years to “save the world” from the hoax of “climate change.”  Not to be outdone, Republican Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has developed his own resolution called the “Green Real Deal”.

The Daily Caller reported:

GOP Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is preparing to introduce a “Green Real Deal” resolution to contrast with Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, according to Politico.

Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her resolution on Feb. 7 and immediately faced criticism for its scope and potential cost, which reached toward tens of trillions of dollars. 

A draft of Gaetz’s resolutionobtained by Politico, recognizes risks to the U.S. from climate change, citing Department of Defense reports that identify certain military assets and bases as at risk to rising sea levels and increasing severe weather events, such as hurricanes.

“Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth,” the draft says.

Energy lobbyists have seemingly received copies of Gaetz’s resolution are beginning to line up behind it in support.

“Congressman Gaetz deserves to be applauded for taking the lead in crafting a bold resolution that identifies actionable climate solutions that will benefit America’s economy, environment, and national security,” Heather Reams, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, said in a statement.

Gaetz’s resolution pushes market-driven innovation and competition from companies developing green energy technology. It does not set any emission reduction goals.

The draft pledges “to reduce and modernize regulations so that clean energy technologies can be deployed, and compete.”

The united States has enough real problems to solve.  Yet, there are members of Congress expending energy to develop legislation, unconstitutional legislation at that, directed at the contrived climate change hoax.  With all the information available to disprove Al Gore’s “Church of Climate Change”, it appears no one in Congress is interested.

In 2015 article “Scientists Falsifying Data to Pander Global Warming“, the hoax of climate change, perpetrated by scientists and the United Nations, was documented.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admitted their computers “exaggerated” the intensity of climate change in 2013.   The same year, scientists ridiculed the IPCC’s report as over-confident and suggested the IPCC be “put down”.   Again, in 2017, the IPCC’s climate models were found to be “totally wrong”.  Moreover, none of the IPCC climate models meet the standard of the Scientific Method, a standard for scientists to verify hypotheses and theories.

So, why are members of Congress peddling the “Green New Deal” and the “Green Real Deal”?  They belong to the climate change church of Al Gore.  Gaetz tweeted on March 12, 2019, “Climate change is real.  Humans contribute.”

Climate change is real. Humans contribute.

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 12, 2019

In all the research and resources available, there is no actual scientific proof that humans contribute to “climate change” nor that “climate change” is even real.  Abundant proof is available that debunks the UN IPCC claim of climate change and proof humans do not contribute since climate change is a hoax for worldwide redistribution of wealth.

They admit large parts of the world were as warm as they are now for decades at a time between 950 and 1250 AD – centuries before the Industrial Revolution, and when the population and CO2 levels were both much lower.

In 2010, the IPCC admitted climate policy had little to do with environmental protection;  it was about redistribution of wealth on a global scale.  Again, in 2013, the UN IPCC admitted climate change policy was not about the environment;  however, prominent individuals in the US and Canada supported implementing climate change initiatives even if climate change theory was wrong.

Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO), then representing the Clinton-Gore administration as U.S Undersecretary of State for global issues, addressing the same Rio Climate Summit audience, agreed: “We have got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” (Wirth now heads the UN Foundation which lobbies for hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help underdeveloped countries fight climate change.)

Also speaking at the Rio conference, Deputy Assistant of State Richard Benedick, who then headed the policy divisions of the U.S. State Department said: “A global warming treaty [Kyoto] must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the [enhanced] greenhouse effect.”

In 1988, former Canadian Minister of the Environment Christine Stewart  told editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald: “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev emphasized the importance of using climate alarmism to advance socialist Marxist objectives: “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”

Speaking at the 2000 UN Conference on Climate Change in the Hague, former President Jacques Chirac of France explained why the IPCC’s climate initiative supported a key Western European Kyoto Protocol objective: “For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of global governance, one that should find a place within the World Environmental Organization which France and the European Union would like to see established.”

It doesn’t take an expert on climate or an expert on government to understand the motive of politicians to embrace the hoax of climate change when enough research and information is available to debunk climate change and man’s contribution to it.  It’s called fleecing the public of more money for their unconstitutional and frivolous spending.

According to The Daily Caller:

In contrast to the Green New Deal, the draft Green Real Deal resolution takes a positive view on nuclear energy. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution did not mention the energy sector, causing some controversy among pro-nuclear energy experts.

Gaetz’s legislation takes a wide-ranging approach to cutting emissions through investing in fossil fuel carbon capture technology, new and updated nuclear and hydropower placements, making the power grid more efficient and granting energy companies improved access to public lands.

The resolution pledges to “empower individuals, states, and the marketplace” to develop and disseminate new technology that will cut the United States’ carbon emissions.

Whoever came up with the lie that nuclear energy production is “clean energy”?  Politicians and environmentalists alike fail to account for the radioactive waste generated that takes hundreds or thousands of years to dissipate nor where that waste is to be stored.  Moreover, one mistake by an individual at a nuclear power plant results in an accident like Three Mile Island or Chernobyl or Fukushima.  Chernobyl has already had one sarcophagus replaced and in about 20 or so years, will need another replacement – that will continue until the waste is spent.  There is no humanly way possible to clean up Fukushima, which continues to “pollute” the globe with radiation and radioactive waste and will for years to come.

How many people would be thrilled to have a nuclear energy power plant in their town or backyard?  Not many.

While politicians should be versed in the issues, it is painfully obvious they care not to read all the research;  and, neither does their staff.  No one read the Obamacare legislation before it was passed, proving they care little about inflicting disastrous legislation upon the public.  Money talks and those who can grease the palms of politicians get their agenda promoted and legislation passed related to that agenda regardless of constitutionality or adverse effect upon the people.

Another thing that appears to be occurring is some type of tit-for-tat contest between Democrats and Republicans to see who can out “socialism” the other, the people be damned.  Just as Republicans refused to repeal Obamacare, choosing to replace it with their version of government controlled health care insurance, the same is happening with the “Green New Deal”.   This proves that both parties are complicit with a socialist agenda, ignore the Constitution, and fail in properly representing the people.  Our “representatives” in the House and members of the Senate are operating as though the people work for them instead of the other way around.

These elected officials are not making decisions based on the scientific evidence that climate change is a hoax or even considering the data as inconclusive.  Instead, they embrace the UN IPCC “junk” science to rob citizens of more of their money for their own purposes, which aligns with the globalist agenda of one world government and wealth redistribution.  The willingness of both chambers of Congress to develop and possibly pass legislation based on partial information, inconclusive information or false information is negligent, irresponsible, incompetent, ignorant, self-serving and aggrandizing.

It demonstrates that both chambers of Congress consist of a majority who are anti-constitutionalists hell-bent on shafting the people.  Republicans may not go along with AOC’s ridiculous plan, but they will their own waiting in the wings should the “Green New Deal” fail to launch.  With either plan, the people lose while the politicians win.  It further cements the idea that every State should have recall procedures against Representatives and Senators who fail or refuse to adhere to their oath of office, the Constitution, and support any ideology anathema to the founding of the united States.

The Russian Collusion Sideshow: A Coup Wrapped in a Hoax Inside a Vendetta

After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews here are a few things that never happened in the time-consuming, money-wasting, slanderous attempt to erase the results of the 2016 election known as the Mueller investigation:

  1. After endless speculation and daily smears Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and other people whose supposed legal jeopardy was the subject of around-the-clock media speculation in the last year were not indicted.
  2. No one in the Trump campaign or his inner circle was implicated or charged with conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, as the media authoritatively claimed day-after-day throughout the last two years.
  3. The president was not subpoenaed though the almost hysterical pundits of the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party known as the drive-by media assured us he would be.
  4. Though endless hours of speculation centered on the President’s imminent firing of Mueller it never happened.
  5. The ceaseless attacks against President Trump disguised as news constantly told us the President obstructed justice by interfering with the Mueller investigation. However, in a letter to Congress, Attorney General Barr after mentioning he was required to notify lawmakers if any top Justice Department officials ever interfered with the Mueller investigation stated, “There were no such instances.”

Completing an investigation initiated by the CABAL in the Justice Department dedicated to reversing the outcome of the 2016 election, an investigation which did not meet the Justice Department’s own standard for appointing a Special Prosecutor; the presence of an underlying crime, Mueller is finally finished. Not long after the news broke, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts said, “The feeling at the White House right now is that this is finally over.”

Unfortunately for those of us who want to get about the business of making America great again, this will probably be a yes and a no. Mueller’s report not recommending any additional indictments doesn’t mean that the Democrats have given up on their eternal Trump-Russia investigation. Since those who knew there was nothing to this in the first place anticipated this possibility. This is why the House Democrats jump-started new Trump-Russia investigations to ensure it will never be over. Does anyone doubt such investigations will continue, at least until the 2020 elections? In reality, this has been and is government funded media-fueled opposition research and Democrat campaigning for whichever socialist they eventually nominate.

During one of their relentless wall-to-wall bash Trump panels even the dying CNN, nest of the most outspoken of the so-called journalists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, had to admit this was a “Huge Victory for the President,” and that Trump was “Vindicated.”

Here are few samplings from their less than enthusiastic announcement of their long-sought dream: the end of the Mueller investigation.

Their Commander Wolf Blitzer said, “President Trump has won a huge victory.”

Evan Pérez commented, “He’s been vindicated by them.”

The rabidly anti-Trump Gloria Borger agreed, “And then he’s now vindicated, exactly.” She added, “You know–how do you manage that politically? I mean, we obviously can’t jump the gun here. We have to see what comes out from Barr, and what’s in the report. But if I’m at Mar-A-Lago with the president, as Pamela has been reporting, the lawyers are … that I would be very happy.”

Another of CNN’s trained talking heads Shimon Prokupecz said, “A couple of victories here. The president did not have to sit down for an interview. They were so concerned about that, because he’d get caught up in lies–and there’d be perjury traps. Okay, so that’s now over. No more people being indicted. Sealed, unsealed–no more indictments. Mueller is done. Huge victory for the president.”

The uncompromising off the rails nature of these investigations is exemplified in their incessant demands for President Trump’s tax returns. He’s been audited by the IRS every year for more than a dozen years. Does anyone believe if the highly politicized Obama IRS of Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Lois Lerner had found any irregularities in Trump’s returns they wouldn’t have been leaked? Does anyone in the Democrat echo chamber media ever mention that Nancy Pelosi refuses to make her tax returns public?

So one chapter may be ending but never fear the sequels are here. It is all about damaging President Trump enough so that he will lose his bid for re-election. Add the votes of the low-information and indoctrinated by the nightly news sheep to the illegals, the felons, the socialists, and the America Last crowd and the Democrats hope to deliver us to Bernie, Beto, and their Green New Deal brand of Venezuelan worker’s paradise.

Let’s hope there’re enough people who’ve swallowed the red pill, had the scales wiped from their eyes, and realize the entire Trump – Russia sideshow was designed to front for a silent coup and to cover up the only real colluding that took place in the 2016 election. Hillary colluding with DNC to rig the nomination process against Bernie. And Hillary’s campaign colluding with Fusion GPS who hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a “dossier” filled with fake news and garbage that was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA Court, and presented as a legitimate intelligence document. Let’s hope.

John Brennan Does 180 on MSNBC: Says He Might Have Received Bad Information

Editor’s Note:  This was the former head of the CIA. He didn’t receive bad information.  He knew exactly what he was doing when he was telling lies.

One of the most vocal, vicious, vile voices against Trump — said what? Luca Brasi turning tail.

Methinks he fears the investigation into Hillary, Obama and their collusion to stage a coup against a validly elected President and overturn the results of a Presidential election.

Trump should follow through now with investigations and prosecutions of all these traitors.

“John Brennan Pulls a 180 on MSNBC: Says He Might Have Received Bad Information,” by Jennie Taer, SaraCarter.com, March 25, 2019:

For those that remember all the statements that former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan made on Trump-Russia investigation, his latest appearance on MSNBC this morning might come as a huge surprise:

Brennan on MSNBC: Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was. I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

In The Wake Of Threats Over New Zealand Shooting Posts, Brighteon Seeks Long-Term Goal To Protect Free Speech On Video

Last week, following the mosque shooting in New Zealand, the government of Australia put pressure on an American company that seeks to protect free speech in video format.  By threatening their internet infrastructure, Brighteon had to do what its main purpose was not to do and that is they had to remove all videos that contained any footage of the shooting.  However, founder Mike Adams has put forth his agenda going forward, installing a couple of new rules that will hopefully be temporary, as he seeks a long-term solution to insulate Brighteon and its users from such threats in the future.

In an emergency message put out on Monday, Adams wrote to users of his platform and explained the situation.

Following the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, the governments of both New Zealand and Australia attempted to annihilate Brighteon by threatening our upstream providers, claiming our hosting of the shooting videos constituted “promotion of violence.”

In response to that imminent threat, we were forced to remove all videos that contained footage from the New Zealand shooting, even against our principles of working to protect free speech. We were also forced to temporarily suspend some accounts to prevent further posting of videos that could have resulted in us being de-platformed within hours. (Nearly all those suspensions are now being reversed.)

Today, we are fighting both a short-term and a long-term battle to protect free speech and defend your right to post controversial content in the interests of public debate.

Until the company is able to achieve the planned improvements to maintain self-reliance in their infrastructure without being so dependent upon outside forces, Brighteon has implemented the following changes to their rules.

  1. All videos will now be moderated before being approved for public viewing. We apologize in advance that this may introduce a few minutes’ delay into the time required for your video to go live.
  2. We are rejecting all videos that “visually depict violence against living beings,” meaning videos that contain graphic footage showing people or animals being harmed or killed. Notably, this rule does not, for example, restrict videos of firearms shooting steel targets, or firearms used in self-defense training.
  3. We are rejecting all videos that call for violence against anyone based on their religion, skin color, country of origin, sexual orientation, etc. Actually, this rule has been in place for quite some time.

Adams added the free speech to criticize and post commentary on shootings would still be welcome, and even still images that don’t “depict active violence against living beings” would be welcome also until things are sorted out, which will take several months.

So, what is Adams long-term plan to defend your right to post such videos and fight against censorship?  He says that it is to build an entirely new internal infrastructure that reduces reliance upon upstream infrastructure such as Amazon AWS.  By the way, I have known Adams for some time and know that he hates being beholden to people like Amazon or Google and is seeking a model that eliminates services like that in order to be a fully-functional, independent business that doesn’t rely on such companies in order to survive.

With that in mind, he said that there will be two big benefits to the improvements.

  1. A 90% reduction in the cost of video storage, which will allow Brighteon to break even and perhaps even turn a small profit that can be invested into more R&D.
  2. Greatly reduced dependence on upstream infrastructure providers such as Amazon AWS, meaning we will have greater control over our content and be less able to be threatened by upstream providers.

Adams also said this new infrastructure rollout would come in two phases.

The first phase will achieve point #1 (the cost savings), and the second phase will completely eliminate any reliance on Amazon AWS. Realistically, phase 1 will likely be completed around the beginning of May, 2019. Phase 2 may take until August. This timeline is subject to additional interruptions, of course.

“Once this is completed, we will be much more insulated from infrastructure providers (though not 100% insulated) and we will revisit our current rules to see how we can expand speech and host videos that dare to ask questions of the status quo,” Adams said.

Adams added, “We are fighting for survival in an age of extreme techno-fascism and censorship. We are still alive and still functioning, despite the attempts to completely take us down and silence all our videos.”

Indeed, in the world we are in today, the internet has almost become a necessity to function in business today and it is invaluable to the free flow of information and the fight against government and media propaganda.  Brighteon is working to be on the front lines of that fight when it comes to video.

You can support Brighteon by becoming a member and setting up a channel of your own or by shopping the Brighteon store.

Many Are Calling For The Media To Be Held Legally Accountable For Relentlessly Lying To The American People About Russian Collusion

Now that the Mueller investigation is over and his report has shown that there was absolutely no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the focus is rapidly turning to those that endlessly propagated extremely damaging conspiracy theories about the president of the United States.  For 675 days, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC engaged in a fake news binge unlike anything that we have ever seen before in all of U.S. history.  They relentlessly pushed out news story after news story touting that we would soon have “evidence” that Trump had colluded with the Russians when there was no evidence at all.  They kept telling us that “indictments are coming”, that “the noose is tightening” and that “the walls are closing in on this administration” when none of that was ever true.  The entire Russian collusion narrative was a piece of fiction created by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team to explain her shocking election loss, but once it was embraced by the mainstream media and pro-Clinton members of federal law enforcement agencies it quickly snowballed out of control.  Now the time has come for the mainstream media to be held accountable for lying to the American people on a massive scale, and later in this article, I will explain how this can be done.

And I am certainly not the only one calling for the mainstream media to be held accountable.  Other prominent conservative voices are also calling for accountability

Donald Trump Jr lamented “more than two years of non-stop conspiracy theories from CNN, MSNBC, BuzzFeed and the rest of the mainstream media” and added: “It’s my hope that honest journalists within the media have the courage to hold these now fully debunked truthers accountable and treat them with the scorn and ridicule that they so deserve.”

Sean Hannity, a Fox News host in frequent contact with the president, was quick to assist. He issued a series of ominous warnings, variously concerning conspiracy theories, lies and attempts to rig elections.

“CNN, MSNBC, and the mainstream media have lied to the the [sic] American [sic] for [two] plus years,” Hannity said in a tweet. “Now they will be held accountable.” Another post took a cavalier approach to punctuation: “MSNBC CONSPIRACY NETWORK LIARS FAKE NEWS CNN LIARS NY TIMES WAPO LIARS.”

We are talking about a mountain of lies that is absolutely colossal.  According to Axios, more than half a million articles were pumped out by the mainstream media over the course of the Mueller investigation…

Since May 2017, 533,074 web articles have been published about Russia and Trump/Mueller, generating 245 million interactions — including likes, comments and shares — on Twitter and Facebook, according to data from social-media analytics company NewsWhip.

The reason why tens of millions of Americans expected President Trump to be impeached was because it had been pounded into their heads day after day after day.

But it was a complete and utter lie the entire time.

Anyone with half a brain could see very early in the investigation that there was nothing there.  When I ran for Congress, I told the entire state of Idaho during a televised debate that the Mueller investigation was nothing more than a witch hunt and that it should be immediately shut down.  But of course that didn’t happen, and Robert Mueller spent 675 days turning over every rock that he possibly could, and after all that time he never found any evidence of collusion with Russia.

Sadly, the lack of evidence didn’t stop the mainstream news networks from relentlessly pounding on this story night after night

From January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day) through March 21, 2019 (the last night before special counsel Robert Mueller sent his report to the Attorney General), the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts produced a combined 2,284 minutes of “collusion” coverage, most of it (1,909 minutes) following Mueller’s appointment on May 17, 2017.

That’s an average of roughly three minutes a night, every night, for an astonishing 791 days — a level of coverage normally associated only with a major war or a presidential election. In fact, TV reporters devoted more airtime to the Russia investigation than any of the Trump administration’s policy initiatives — immigration, tax reform, trade, North Korea, ISIS, the economy, veterans’ affairs, the opioid epidemic, to name but a few. Since his presidency began, nearly one-fifth (18.8%) of all of Trump’s evening news coverage has been about this one investigation.

Clearly, the mainstream media has greatly wronged the American people.

So what can be done?

Well, President Trump himself once suggested a potential remedy

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump, a Republican, wrote in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.

In this day and age when everyone is so concerned about “fake news”, why can’t we challenge the broadcast licenses of all the big mainstream news networks?

After all, they all willingly participated in propagating the biggest fake news hoax in all of U.S. history even after it became exceedingly clear that it was a giant sham.

Even former members of the mainstream media are declaring that it is time for some serious accountability.  For example, in his latest Reality Check Ben Swann absolutely ripped his former colleagues in the mainstream media to shreds.

And one of the biggest names in the mainstream media, Matt Taibbi, says that the “sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around” absolutely dwarfs the lies that were told about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq…

As a purely journalistic failure, however, WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate. The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess. Worse, it’s led to most journalists accepting a radical change in mission. We’ve become sides-choosers, obliterating the concept of the press as an independent institution whose primary role is sorting fact and fiction.

We had the sense to eventually look inward a little in the WMD affair, which is the only reason we escaped that episode with any audience left. Is the press even capable of that kind of self-awareness now? WMD damaged our reputation. If we don’t turn things around, this story will destroy it.

The mainstream media certainly deserves to collapse, and nobody should mourn them when they are gone.

Once upon a time in America, the news media consisted of highly trained journalists that tried really hard to stick to the facts.

But now it is filled with political hacks that don’t even try to hide their hatred for President Trump and Republicans.

A “media revolution” is just one of the areas we need to tackle if we are to have any hope of ever turning this country around.  If we want to be a nation of integrity, those that have greatly violated our trust must be held accountable.

One of the things that I greatly appreciate about President Trump is that he is the first president in modern American history to stand up and call the mainstream media a bunch of liars.

Because that is precisely what they are, and America would be a much better place if all of the big media companies were to go out of business.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Conservative Group Wants Bernie Sanders To ‘Feel the Bern’ – Takes Legal Action Against Him

Bernie Sanders has hired foreign national Maria Belén Sisa to act as his campaign deputy press secretary, which is a violation of American campaign laws. It’s good to see legal action finally being taken against the depraved Bernie Sanders for his lawlessness and anti-Americanism.

Sanders has also been a leader in spewing misinformation about “Russian collusion” in his attempts to damage President Trump, so it is stunning that the Republican Party has not aggressively retaliated against Sanders by exposing his illegal activity with foreign nationals.

In addition, it is even more appalling that American Jewish groups (such as AIPAC) did not expose Sanders for illegally hiring Belén Sisa to his campaign, after she stated that the “American-Jewish community has dual allegiance to Israel.”

Conservative Group Takes Legal Action Against Bernie Sanders, Wants To Make Him ‘Feel the Bern’, Conservative Tribune, March 23, 2019

A conservative group filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders for potentially violating the law by hiring foreign nationals to his 2016 presidential campaign.

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleges that Sanders hired multiple foreign nationals in 2016 to “serve in advisory campaign positions,” which would allow them to directly or indirectly participate in the campaign’s decision-making processes.

The group also asserts that Sanders accepted 10 individual donations from foreign national Maria Belén Sisa.

To top it all off, Sanders is allegedly continuing his illegal activity with his 2020 campaign by rehiring Sisa to serve as the campaign’s “deputy press secretary.”

FEC guidelines prohibit foreign nationals from making any “contribution or donation to any committee or organization of any national, state, district, or local political party.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

The Islamic Hate That Killed A Little Girl Still Haunts Toulouse

Seven years ago, Mohammed Merah pointed a gun at the head of 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego.

The blonde little girl was the daughter of the school principal and moments ago had been playing in a French schoolyard. The Monsonego family were Jewish immigrants from Morocco. The Ozar HaTorah school invaded by the Muslim terrorist was home to the children of Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East who had fled to France after their countries had fallen to Muslim rule.

North African Jews had first received equal rights under French rule. When the French left, Jews lost their lives and their rights. Many began new lives again in places like Toulouse and its schoolyard.

But the Muslim violence that had deprived them of their rights and their lives followed them there.

Before Miriam, Mohammed had murdered a Rabbi and his two little boys, six and three years old. The other children ran. He cornered Miriam, grabbed the little girl by her hair, and pulled the trigger.

A miracle happened and the gun jammed. But with the determination that made him a hero to many French Muslims, he didn’t give up. He switched guns and shot her.

As she lay bleeding, he lifted up her head and shot the dying little Jewish girl two more times.

Miriam died in her father’s arms.

“I kissed her, I said ‘goodbye’, I did not think it was going to be the last time,” her mother later said.

Seven years later, the brutal Islamic massacre of March 19 was commemorated in France, but forgotten outside it. The same American corporate media focusing in detail on shootings in New Zealand, with a special emphasis on the victims, hadn’t paid much attention to Miriam even right after her death.

An AP story of a little over a hundred words briefly covered the anniversary. Miriam’s name was left out.

But the story isn’t over. It’s just beginning.

In 2018, anti-Semitic acts increased by 74% in France. Mohammed Merah, Miriam’s killer, remains a hero to many Muslims. Even though both Merah was a terrorist trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a popular French documentary portrayed the killer as suffering from mental illness. “I Love Death as You Love Life”, a play by Mohammed Kacimi about the terrorist was condemned by families of the victims.

The play was based on Merah’s rants to the police in which the “soldier of Allah” declared that Jews had to be “removed from the face of the earth” and that he regretted not being able to “kill more Jews”.

A year after the massacre, a man wearing an Arafat shirt was photographed performing the quenelle, an ironic version of the Heil Hitler salute spread by Muslim and leftists in French pop culture to taunt Jews, outside the school. Muslim hip-hop acts in France have celebrated Merah and his murderous spree.

Merah’s massacre of Jewish children was not accidental. Nor was it one man’s horrifying crime.

The origins of the attack lay in Islamic anti-Semitism. Merah identified as a “soldier of Allah”. His murderous hatred for the Jews came not merely from YouTube videos, but Islamic family values.

Mohammed had been “raised to be an anti-Semite because anti-Semitism was part of the atmosphere at home,” Abdelghani Merah, his brother, had said.

Another brother was an Al Qaeda supporter who was sentenced to twenty years in prison in 2017. Souad, his sister, praised Mohammed, and said that, “Jews deserved to be killed.”

When the New York Times ventured into a Muslim neighborhood in Toulouse later that year, it had no trouble finding locals who praised the Muslim terrorist as a “hero” and a “martyr of Islam”.

A Muslim family tried to name their child after him.

To understand the origins of Rep. Omar or Rep. Tlaib’s anti-Semitism, look to the Merah family.

Shortly after the attack, a rally in support of Merah was held. Slogans in support of the Muslim terrorist were spray-painted outside the site of the massacre and near the Great Synagogue of Toulouse.

The 2019 anniversary commemorations were held behind barricades under the protection of a heavy police presence. The Interior Minister described the dead as, “victims of anti-Semitism, this poisonous infection.” But there was no mention of the Islamic motivations for the massacre of Jewish children.

Statements by public officials attributed the attack, along with so many others, to “barbarism”, to “radicalism” and to “racism”.

“Seven years after the massacre,” Miriam’s father, Yaacov Monsonego, who still works at the school where his daughter was murdered, said: “Seven as the number of victims. As the age of Miriam, the little princess who should have been in her class right now.”

A few of Miriam’s classmates, now teenagers, remembered her as being a very special girl.

Outside the school, the haunting sounds of El Moleh Rachamim, Lord of Mercy, the Jewish prayer for the souls of the dead, rang in the air. “Holy and pure, they shine like the radiance of the heavens”, “beloved children who were murdered”, “shelter them eternally under your wings”, and “the Lord is their inheritance, may they rest in peace”.

Miriam, who will always be seven, and never eight, who will never join her classmates at the mall, will never date, will never have children of her own, is at rest on Jerusalem’s Har HaMenuchot, the Mount of Rest, where no one will scrawl Islamist slogans on her grave or perform the quenelle in front of it.

The Jews of Toulouse are also leaving. The Jewish Deputy Mayor of Toulouse urged the Jews to stop wearing identifiable clothing and declared that, “the future of the Jewish people in Europe is hopeless.” 600 Jewish families had left Toulouse and emigrated to Israel since the brutal schoolyard attack.

Merah’s crime had accomplished its purpose. The ethnic cleansing of the Jews of the area.

The Deputy Mayor was soon forced to apologize for blaming Jewish flight on political Islam and the sizable Muslim population. Toulouse’s mayor relived him of his duties and demanded his resignation.

In an echo of the Democrat refusal to support a resolution condemning Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic comments, a move to have Muslims condemn anti-Semitism last year met with “violent” opposition.

Also last year, Imam Mohamed Tatai of the Grand Mosque of Toulouse urged Muslims to kill Jews.

The prophet of Islam, the leader of an interfaith dialogue group “told us about the final and decisive battle: ‘Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.'”

The infamous Hadith not only appeared in the Hamas charter but is popular in the Muslim world. And the Islamic hate that killed Miriam still haunts the darkening streets and homes of Toulouse.

Many of Toulouse’s Jews had fled Islamic hate in the Middle East. They are fleeing it again in France.

The Muslim massacre of Jewish children in Toulouse came a few weeks after the Jewish holiday of Purim. Miriam and the other murdered children would have had one last year in which to dress up in costumes, eat candy and enjoy life in celebration of G-d’s defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews.

2,400 years ago in the Middle East, a man named Haman wrote a fatwa to, “exterminate, murder and destroy all the Jews, from lads to elders, children and women.” The Hamans of Islam have written countless such fatwas. “There are no civilians in Israel. The population—males, females and children—are the army reserve soldiers, and thus can be killed,” Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi declared.

The New York Times dubbed Ghannouchi a “moderate”. The Washington Post praised him as a “scholar” and a “voice of hope”. Reuters called him a “respected scholar”. Obama’s State Department feted him.

The same media outlets that have cried in outrage over the New Zealand mosque shootings praise the “moderate” Islamist “scholars” who urge the mass murder of Jewish children.

Purim celebrates the defeat of Haman’s genocidal plot. But the Hamans of today are all the rage.

The seventh anniversary of the massacre occurred only a few days before Purim under the shadow of murderous Islamic anti-Semitism around the world, from threats in Toulouse to rockets over Tel Aviv, from Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism in Washington D.C. to support for Iran’s nuclear program in Brussels.

Its brief prayers are quickly silenced by the media’s propaganda, smears and silence.

The children of Toulouse who stood at a vigil mourning their dead classmates will once again put on costumes, deliver treats and sing. But they will do so quietly because, though it cannot be said, Toulouse has more Mohammeds than Mordechais. And many of them call Mohammed Merah a role model.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Debt Compounds With Socialist Policies: 40% Of NY and CA Want To MOVE OUT

Americans have gotten themselves into a predicament.  With debt levels at all-time highs, 40% of those living in California and New York want to flee their states for tax havens and less socialist policies.

YouTube channel, Money GPS has been putting together videos laying out the major problems with obtaining debt.  Most Americans start right out of high school with student loans, and supplement their lifestyle with credit cards, shackling them to debt repayment for a good portion of their lives.  But the debt problem continues to compound and rather than pay off their debts and reach financial freedom, Americans take out more loans. In fact, according to Money GPS, it’s so bad today that many people in New York and California suggest they literally can’t afford to live there anymore and are considering moving.

The debt crisis will collapse the nation. –Money GPS

And once you add the high cost of socialist policies onto the backs of the already majorly indebted, far too many Americans are flung into poverty by not being able to keep what they have earned. Now, 40% of Californians and New Yorkers want to flee their high-tax socialist utopias for some freedom and to experience less theft (taxation), and those numbers are exponentially on the rise. According to CNBC, known for putting a leftist/socialist spin on the news, Californians’ main fear was the cost of living.  But that is literally and entirely the government’s fault for instituting policies that require massive amounts of theft to cement.

In a poll which aimed to “pinpoint what’s causing the worst financial fears and stress among Americans,  California residents said their top financial stressor was the general cost of living.  Housing costs, made high by regulations, are forcing many residents to rethink where they’ve chosen to live.

New York residents, when polled, reported the same kind of problems.  Those who work for the government continue to line their pockets with money taken from the middle class.  This is causing the middle class to all but evaporate. According to the New York Post, the poll determined that more than a third of all city residents say they can’t afford to live anywhere in the state, let alone the “Big Apple” or New York City. Residents also believe economic hardship will send them packing in five years or less, according to a dismal new poll.

41 percent of New York resident fear they’ll be “forced” to pull up stakes and seek greener pastures where the economic climate is more welcoming. “They are making this city a city for the wealthy [government elitists], and they are really choking out the middle class,’’ said Ari Buitron, a 49-year-old paralegal and born-and-bred New Yorker from Forest Hills, Queens. New Yorkers are being lured down south thanks to the state’s immense tax burden and new federal tax policies that punish high-tax states, according to Miami property magnate Gil Dezer. “Because of the city tax and the non-deductibility of your real estate taxes, we’re seeing a lot more people with piqued interest,” he told The Post.

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo.

The Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments

“But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.” — Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The U.S. government, in its pursuit of so-called monsters, has itself become a monster.

This is not a new development, nor is it a revelation.

This is a government that has in recent decades unleashed untold horrors upon the world—including its own citizenry—in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.

Mind you, there is no greater good when the government is involved. There is only greater greed for money and power.

Unfortunately, the public has become so easily distracted by the political spectacle coming out of Washington, DC, that they are altogether oblivious to the grisly experiments, barbaric behavior and inhumane conditions that have become synonymous with the U.S. government.

These horrors are being meted out against humans and animals alike.

It’s heartbreaking enough when you hear about police shooting family dogs that pose no threat—beloved pets that are “guilty” of little more than barking, or wagging a tag, or racing towards them in greeting—at an alarming rate somewhere in the vicinity of 500 dogs a day.

What I’m about to share goes beyond heartbreaking to horrifying.

For instance, did you know that the U.S. government has been buying hundreds of dogs and cats from “Asian meat markets” as part of a gruesome experiment into food-borne illnesses? The cannibalistic experiments involve killing cats and dogs purchased from Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam, China and Ethiopia, and then feeding the dead remains to laboratory kittens, bred in government laboratories for the express purpose of being infected with a disease and then killed.

It gets more gruesome.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been removing parts of dogs’ brains to see how it affects their breathing; applying electrodes to dogs’ spinal cords (before and after severing them) to see how it impacts their cough reflexes; and implanting pacemakers in dogs’ hearts and then inducing them to have heart attacks (before draining their blood). All of the laboratory dogs are killed during the course of these experiments.

It’s not just animals that are being treated like lab rats by government agencies.

“We the people” have also become the police state’s guinea pigs: to be caged, branded, experimented upon without our knowledge or consent, and then conveniently discarded and left to suffer from the after-effects.

Back in 2017, FEMA “inadvertently” exposed nearly 10,000 firefighters, paramedics and other responders to a deadly form of ricin during simulated bioterrorism response sessions. In 2015, it was discovered that an Army lab had been “mistakenly” shipping deadly anthrax to labs and defense contractors for a decade.

While these particular incidents have been dismissed as “accidents,” you don’t have to dig very deep or go very back in the nation’s history to uncover numerous cases in which the government deliberately conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins.

At the time, the government reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment on people who did not have full rights in society such as prisoners, mental patients, and poor blacks.

In Alabama, for example, 600 black men with syphilis were allowed to suffer without proper medical treatment in order to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis. In California, older prisoners had testicles from livestock and from recently executed convicts implanted in them to test their virility. In Connecticut, mental patients were injected with hepatitis.

In Maryland, sleeping prisoners had a pandemic flu virus sprayed up their noses. In Georgia, two dozen “volunteering” prison inmates had gonorrhea bacteria pumped directly into their urinary tracts through the penis. In Michigan, male patients at an insane asylum were exposed to the flu after first being injected with an experimental flu vaccine. In Minnesota, 11 public service employee “volunteers” were injected with malaria, then starved for five days.

In New York, dying patients had cancer cells introduced into their systems. In Ohio, over 100 inmates were injected with live cancer cells. Also in New York, prisoners at a reformatory prison were also split into two groups to determine how a deadly stomach virus was spread: the first group was made to swallow an unfiltered stool suspension, while the second group merely breathed in germs sprayed into the air. And in Staten Island, children with mental retardation were given hepatitis orally and by injection to see if they could then be cured.

As the Associated Press reports, “The late 1940s and 1950s saw huge growth in the U.S. pharmaceutical and health care industries, accompanied by a boom in prisoner experiments funded by both the government and corporations. By the 1960s, at least half the states allowed prisoners to be used as medical guinea pigs … because they were cheaper than chimpanzees.”

Moreover, “Some of these studies, mostly from the 1940s to the ’60s, apparently were never covered by news media. Others were reported at the time, but the focus was on the promise of enduring new cures, while glossing over how test subjects were treated.”

Media blackouts, propaganda, spin. Sound familiar?

How many government incursions into our freedoms have been blacked out, buried under “entertainment” news headlines, or spun in such a way as to suggest that anyone voicing a word of caution is paranoid or conspiratorial?

Unfortunately, these incidents are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the atrocities the government has inflicted on an unsuspecting populace in the name of secret experimentation.

For instance, there was the U.S. military’s secret race-based testing of mustard gas on more than 60,000 enlisted men. As NPR reports, “All of the World War II experiments with mustard gas were done in secret and weren’t recorded on the subjects’ official military records. Most do not have proof of what they went through. They received no follow-up health care or monitoring of any kind. And they were sworn to secrecy about the tests under threat of dishonorable discharge and military prison time, leaving some unable to receive adequate medical treatment for their injuries, because they couldn’t tell doctors what happened to them.”

And then there was the CIA’s MKULTRA program in which hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel were dosed with LSD, some having the hallucinogenic drug slipped into their drinks at the beach, in city bars, at restaurants. As Time reports, “before the documentation and other facts of the program were made public, those who talked of it were frequently dismissed as being psychotic.”

Now one might argue that this is all ancient history and that the government today is different from the government of yesteryear, but has the U.S. government really changed?

Has the government become any more humane, any more respectful of the rights of the citizenry?

Has it become any more transparent or willing to abide by the rule of law? Has it become any more truthful about its activities? Has it become any more cognizant of its appointed role as a guardian of our rights?

Or has the government simply hunkered down and hidden its nefarious acts and dastardly experiments under layers of secrecy, legalism and obfuscations? Has it not become wilier, more slippery, more difficult to pin down?

Having mastered the Orwellian art of Doublespeak and followed the Huxleyan blueprint for distraction and diversion, are we not dealing with a government that is simply craftier and more conniving that it used to be?

Consider this: after revelations about the government’s experiments spanning the 20th century spawned outrage, the government began looking for human guinea pigs in other countries, where “clinical trials could be done more cheaply and with fewer rules.”

In Guatemala, prisoners and patients at a mental hospital were infected with syphilis, “apparently to test whether penicillin could prevent some sexually transmitted disease.” In Uganda, U.S.-funded doctors “failed to give the AIDS drug AZT to all the HIV-infected pregnant women in a study… even though it would have protected their newborns.” Meanwhile, in Nigeria, children with meningitis were used to test an antibiotic named Trovan. Eleven children died and many others were left disabled.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Case in point: back in 2016, it was announced that scientists working for the Department of Homeland Security would begin releasing various gases and particles on crowded subway platforms as part of an experiment aimed at testing bioterror airflow in New York subways.

The government insisted that the gases released into the subways by the DHS were nontoxic and did not pose a health risk. It’s in our best interests, they said, to understand how quickly a chemical or biological terrorist attack might spread. And look how cool the technology is—said the government cheerleaders—that scientists can use something called DNATrax to track the movement of microscopic substances in air and food. (Imagine the kinds of surveillance that could be carried out by the government using trackable airborne microscopic substances you breathe in or ingest.)

Mind you, this is the same government that in 1949 sprayed bacteria into the Pentagon’s air handling system, then the world’s largest office building. In 1950, special ops forces sprayed bacteria from Navy ships off the coast of Norfolk and San Francisco, in the latter case exposing all of the city’s 800,000 residents.

In 1953, government operatives staged “mock” anthrax attacks on St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Winnipeg using generators placed on top of cars. Local governments were reportedly told that “‘invisible smokescreen[s]’ were being deployed to mask the city on enemy radar.” Later experiments covered territory as wide-ranging as Ohio to Texas and Michigan to Kansas.

In 1965, the government’s experiments in bioterror took aim at Washington’s National Airport, followed by a 1966 experiment in which army scientists exposed a million subway NYC passengers to airborne bacteria that causes food poisoning.

And this is the same government that has taken every bit of technology sold to us as being in our best interests—GPS devices, surveillance, nonlethal weapons, etc.—and used it against us, to track, control and trap us.

So, no, I don’t think the government’s ethics have changed much over the years. It’s just taken its nefarious programs undercover.

The question remains: why is the government doing this? The answer is always the same: money, power and total domination.

It’s the same answer no matter which totalitarian regime is in power.

The mindset driving these programs has, appropriately, been likened to that of Nazi doctors experimenting on Jews. As the Holocaust Museum recounts, Nazi physicians “conducted painful and often deadly experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners without their consent.”

The Nazi’s unethical experiments ran the gamut from freezing experiments using prisoners to find an effective treatment for hypothermia, tests to determine the maximum altitude for parachuting out of a plane, injecting prisoners with malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and infectious hepatitis, exposing prisoners to phosgene and mustard gas, and mass sterilization experiments.

The horrors being meted out against the American people can be traced back, in a direct line, to the horrors meted out in Nazi laboratories. In fact, following the second World War, the U.S. government recruited many of Hitler’s employees, adopted his protocols, embraced his mindset about law and order and experimentation, and implemented his tactics in incremental steps.

Sounds far-fetched, you say? Read on. It’s all documented.

As historian Robert Gellately recounts, the Nazi police state was initially so admired for its efficiency and order by the world powers of the day that Herbert Hoover, then-head of the FBI, actually sent one of his right-hand men, Edmund Patrick Coffey, to Berlin in January 1938 at the invitation of Germany’s secret police, the Gestapo.

The FBI was so impressed with the Nazi regime that, according to the New York Times, in the decades after World War II, the FBI, along with other government agencies, aggressively recruited at least a thousand Nazis, including some of Hitler’s highest henchmen.

All told, thousands of Nazi collaborators—including the head of a Nazi concentration camp, among others—were given secret visas and brought to America by way of Project Paperclip. Subsequently, they were hired on as spies, informants and scientific advisers, and then camouflaged to ensure that their true identities and ties to Hitler’s holocaust machine would remain unknown. All the while, thousands of Jewish refugees were refused entry visas to the U.S. on the grounds that it could threaten national security.

Adding further insult to injury, American taxpayers have been paying to keep these ex-Nazis on the U.S. government’s payroll ever since. And in true Gestapo fashion, anyone who has dared to blow the whistle on the FBI’s illicit Nazi ties has found himself spied upon, intimidated, harassed and labeled a threat to national security.

As if the government’s covert, taxpayer-funded employment of Nazis after World War II wasn’t bad enough, U.S. government agencies—the FBI, CIA and the military—have since fully embraced many of the Nazi’s well-honed policing tactics, and have used them repeatedly against American citizens.

It’s certainly easy to denounce the full-frontal horrors carried out by the scientific and medical community within a despotic regime such as Nazi Germany, but what do you do when it’s your own government that claims to be a champion of human rights all the while allowing its agents to engage in the foulest, bases and most despicable acts of torture, abuse and experimentation?

When all is said and done, this is not a government that has our best interests at heart.

This is not a government that values us.

Perhaps the answer lies in The Third Man, Carol Reed’s influential 1949 film starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. In the film, set in a post-WW II Vienna, rogue war profiteer Harry Lime has come to view human carnage with a callous indifference, unconcerned that the diluted penicillin he’s been trafficking underground has resulted in the tortured deaths of young children.

Challenged by his old friend Holly Martins to consider the consequences of his actions, Lime responds, “In these days, old man, nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t, so why should we?

“Have you ever seen any of your victims?” asks Martins.

“Victims?” responds Limes, as he looks down from the top of a Ferris wheel onto a populace reduced to mere dots on the ground. “Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax — the only way you can save money nowadays.”

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this is how the U.S. government sees us, too, when it looks down upon us from its lofty perch.

To the powers-that-be, the rest of us are insignificant specks, faceless dots on the ground.

To the architects of the American police state, we are not worthy or vested with inherent rights. This is how the government can justify treating us like economic units to be bought and sold and traded, or caged rats to be experimented upon and discarded when we’ve outgrown our usefulness.

To those who call the shots in the halls of government, “we the people” are merely the means to an end.

“We the people”—who think, who reason, who take a stand, who resist, who demand to be treated with dignity and care, who believe in freedom and justice for all—have become obsolete, undervalued citizens of a totalitarian state that, in the words of Rod Serling, “has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom.”

In this sense, we are all Romney Wordsworth, the condemned man in Serling’s Twilight Zone episode “The Obsolete Man.”

The Obsolete Man” speaks to the dangers of a government that views people as expendable once they have outgrown their usefulness to the State. Yet—and here’s the kicker—this is where the government through its monstrous inhumanity also becomes obsolete. As Serling noted in his original script for “The Obsolete Man,” “Any state, any entity, any ideology which fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man…that state is obsolete.

How do you defeat a monster? You start by recognizing the monster for what it is.

Article posted with permission from John Whitehead

The Green Bad Deal

The recently-proposed Green New Deal is proof that climate change is for progressive Democrats what terrorism is for neoconservative Republicans: a ready-made excuse to expand government and curtail liberty. This radical plan would authorize the US government to seize control of major sectors of the US economy, phase out gasoline-fueled cars, make buildings “energy efficient,” and even replace air travel with rail travel.

Supporters of the Green New Deal claim that the science regarding the risk of climate change is “settled.” However, the science is far from settled. Many of the claims regarding climate change have been debunked.

Some supporters of policies like the Green New Deal have actually supported criminalizing dissent from the so-called “settled” science of climate change. This reveals the authoritarianism of some people demanding Americans give up real liberty and prosperity because of phantom fears of impending environmental disaster.

Like all forms of socialism, the Green New Deal suffers from what Ludwig von Mises identified as the “calculation problem.” Knowledge of the most efficient use of resources is conveyed by prices set in a free market. Prices reflect individuals’ subjective preferences regarding the best use of resources. When government uses force to remove resources from the marketplace, it makes it impossible for the price system to function, leaving government officials and private citizens unable to determine the most efficient use of resources. That is why every attempt at government management of the economy inevitably reduces the people’s standard of living.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has dismissed concerns regarding the almost 100 trillion dollars ten-year cost of implementing the Green New Deal by suggesting that Congress simply make the Federal Reserve pay for it by creating new money. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s claim is rooted in Modern Monetary Theory. This theory states that, when government controls the currency, it need not worry about running up large debt for welfare and war; it can have the central bank print more money to pay for more government.

Modern Monetary Theory is not modern. The Federal Reserve has facilitated the growth of government by printing money since its creation. It is no coincidence the birth of the Federal Reserve was immediately followed by the rise of the welfare-warfare state.

Whether done to monetize the federal debt or to jump-start economic growth, the Federal Reserve’s creation of new money harms the economy. In fact, Fed-induced distortions, caused by actions including money creation and interest rate manipulation, are the root cause of the boom-and-bust cycle that plagues the American economy. The Green New Deal would, in addition to its other negative impacts, hasten and deepen the inevitable Federal Reserve-caused economic crisis facing America. It would also increase the hidden and regressive inflation tax.

Ironically, the Green New Deal also would likely damage the environment. History shows that the most effective way to protect the environment is with a free-market economy that respects property rights. Therefore, those concerned with protecting the environment should support the free market, along with a legal system that holds private property owners accountable when their actions damage the environment or harm other individuals or their property.

Article posted with permission from Ron Paul

Internet Lashes Out At Cops After They Arrest ‘Hero’ For Stopping Rape Of A 5-Year-Old Boy

Eastlake, OH — The internet is raging with anger this week and police are feeling the heat over the arrest of Richard Adams. Adams was arrested and charged with felonious assault over the weekend when he physically attacked a 17-year-old who he allegedly caught raping a 5-year-old boy.

According to police, Adams walked into the living room of the home and saw the 17-year-old on top of the child with the child’s pants around his ankles.

Adams said he immediately yelled for someone to call the police, but felt compelled to step in and stop what he saw going on.

“I didn’t just call the cops and let it pursue. I stepped into action and stopped it,” Adams said.

According to News 5 Cleveland, Adams said he couldn’t stop from physically ending the assault because it hit close to home. He said that he had an experience similar to the 5-year-old when he was a child.

His uncle told News 5 that Adams blacked out after remembering the time when he was molested as a child too and continued his assault. Adams agreed that this is what happened, but says he shouldn’t be arrested for it.

“I don’t feel like I should’ve been arrested in this situation. I feel like if you’re stopping a crime, that you should be able to walk free from helping someone who could not protect themselves in this situation,” Adams said.

Indeed, he is correct by any moral standards. Helping those who cannot help themselves is an obligation many feel. What was Adams supposed to do when he saw a 17-year-old raping a tiny child? Was he simply supposed to yell “stop” and then wait 15-20 minutes for the police to show up? At what point do you stop fighting with someone when you catch them raping a child?

Had Adams kept beating the person after the 17-year-old was unconscious or incapacitated, then there is grounds for questioning it. But we do not know if this happened.

After Adams spoke out about the unjust nature of his arrest, the Facebook page belonging to the Eastlake police department was inundated with criticisms and anger. Some people have offered to pay for his legal services while others are calling him a hero.

“In a world where now evil is good and good evil, they (eastlake) are going to make an example of this young man and totally ruin his life while this pervert basically gets a slap on the wrist. What a sick world we now live in. I feel sorry for this young man and the five year old child who had to endure such a heinous act against him,” wrote one Facebook user.

In response to the overwhelming influx of negative feedback, the police department issued a statement on the Facebook page yesterday.

“We have received numerous e-mails, phone calls and communications in which people have expressed their emotions and frustrations with the recent case that we had involving the investigation of a rape of a 5-year-old and the assault of the accused 17 year old male,” the post states.

” The 20 year old male accused of assaulting the 17 year old has been out on a personal bond since the day after the incident and has been assigned a court date,” the department wrote, noting that the 20-year-old man was arrested, but said nothing about the fate of the alleged pedophile.

However, TFTP has found that the teen was charged with the rape of the 5-year-old boy.

“We truly understand the interest, passion and concerns with this type of case,” the post continues. “It has been processed by the court and will continue to go through the system. Most of the people within our police departments, courts and the entire justice system have families of their own and the men and women are diligently working to ensure that everything is done correctly so that justice is served.”

The post concludes: “To attack people within the system to achieve a certain outcome is not what justice is about. We appreciate the impact that this story has had on the community and beyond but we expect people to be civil in expressing their disagreement and/or support of what has and will take place.”

People have started a GoFundMe campaign for Adams which has already raised $30,000 of its $35,000 goal. If convicted of the charges, Adams faces 2-8 years behind bars. As TFTP has reported, pedophiles often receive far less time, especially if they are police officers. 

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.