1 Person Now Dead In Case Against Rape Victim – When Will Governor DeSantis, the Attorney General & Florida Bar Intervene?

I’ve been reporting on the Deanna Williams story, a Florida rape victim, who continues to be pursued by the court and an attorney that had zero interest in representing her during her rape case, but is now seeking more than $1 million and her arrest.  Governor Ron DeSantis has been contacted, Attorney General Ashley Moody has been contacted.  The Florida Bar has been contacted, and though they have assigned a Bar investigator to Ms. Williams complaints, the investigator has failed to contact her.  Now, the first casualty in this injustice has occurred.

To catch up on this ongoing story, please check out the links below.

Last week, I was informed that Ms. Williams, who is not only the victim of rape but also has multiple sclerosis and was carrying a child in a high-risk pregnancy which she told the court and the attorneys involved over and over again in correspondence, gave birth to a stillborn baby boy.  The reason for the delay on this information was out of respect for Ms. Williams to notify family, as well as an attorney dealing with a paternity suit against the Sheriff of Lee County, Carmine Marceno, who wanted Williams to murder her baby after he unethically pursued her following her attempt to have him investigate the alleged grand theft of $200,000 of her money by attorney Ware Cornell.

The stress leveled against Ms. Williams due to what appears to be a plethora of injustices she has faced from her own attorneys, a judge busted in a prostitution ring and the failure of the attorney pursuing her to depose her in a timely manner that the court order has ultimately resulted in the death of her child.

Williams sent a letter to the court near the end of March explaining the situation and asking for the court to accommodate her concerns regarding her health.  She wrote in part:

The level of Mager’s hubris while requesting that a rape victim with multiple sclerosis dealing with complications of a high-risk pregnancy and PTSD be jailed for contempt for not turning over extensive financial documents which are nearly impossible to provide after losing her home due to Mr. Mager’s theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars is astonishing.  It would shock the conscience of anyone who possesses a conscience.  Mr. Mager is not a victim of anything but an individual who knowingly bought the rights to sue a rape victim for profit after Michael Dolce abandoned the case after Dolce missed important deadlines and walked out of mediation in the underlying case crying when opposing counsel didn’t want to hear explicit details of Dolce being anally raped as a child.

It is in light of Mr. Mager’s repeated dishonesty and omission of relevant fact before the court that I ask that all attempts to threaten and intimidate using the court as a weapon stop immediately.  I asked that deposition respect my disabilities as a woman with multiple sclerosis and and complex medical issues at present.  I ask that deposition is set at a time that works for both parties and I am no longer threatened with arrest.

Unfortunately, due to Mr. Mager’s continued possession of funds stolen from me by fraud upon the court, I am unable to be represented by counsel.  I cannot even afford necessary medical care.  I am most vulnerable as I have been denied the right to have representation due to the thefts erroneously reflected in court records as legitimate funds received by Scott Mager.

I am asking that my health and safety be respected during and before deposition.  I am requesting deposition be scheduled at a time agreeable to both parties.  I look forward to the record accurately reflecting what has happened in this case as opposed to Mr. Mager’s version of events as a party who did not participate in the underlying case.  Additionally, I ask that it be noted that I am being denied representation in this matter due to impossibility noted above.

Ms. Williams has contacted each of the above authorities in the state to ask for help in sorting out what appears to be grand theft of at least $200,000 by attorney Ware Cornell, apparent malpractice and negligence that has cost her at least another $200,000 by her previous attorney and ousted Oklahoma judge Michael Chionopoulos, and the substitution of a third party who never represented her in her rape case and had no legitimate interest in the case, but was allowed to be substituted in the place of attorney Michael Dolce, Scott Mager of Mager Paruas.

It should also be pointed out that there were conversations that took place between Mr. Mager and Mr. Cornell, as well as Mr. Mager and Mr. Chionopoulos that Ms. Williams still has no idea of what was discussed prior to her money being taken.  She alleges that Mr. Cornell said he “promised” her money to Mr. Mager and would not turn it over to her after he intercepted it.  Ms. Williams also alleges that Mr. Chionopoulos pushed her to sign under duress, a form that relinquished the money that Cornell intercepted, telling her she would get the money back later.

Additionally, family members of Ms. Williams contacted then-governor Rick Scott about then-under sheriff Marceno’s unethical pursuit of Ms. Williams via Facebook, as well as inappropriate comments on her pictures on Facebook, which he has since deleted.

It’s not like people in positions of authority don’t know what’s happening to this woman or the names involved.  It’s that they apparently do not care or aren’t motivated enough to get an investigation moving forward.

I say this as a reporter who has sought comment from Governor DeSantis, as well as his lt. governor, the attorney general and the Florida Bar.  So far, there is absolute silence.  Even from the Bar, I received a simple, “We’ll get back to you.”

The Washington Standard made several attempts to see whether the Bar was even aware and active in providing the investigator they assigned to Ms. Williams.  Ms. Francine Walker was helpful in at least confirming that Ms. Williams did contact the Bar and specify to them that she was seeking special assistance from an investigator to help her file a sworn complaint, but apparently, this information was not conveyed in the notes that the Bar has on file.

Additionally calls to Ann Marie Craft of the Bar by The Washington Standard to ask why the Bar investigator was dragging his feet, not having even contacted Ms. Williams to introduce himself and start things moving forward have gone unreturned.

Furthermore, Ms. Williams has had to request a new investigator, which I have been informed is a man by the name of James Monroe due to the fact that the Bar assigned her an investigator named Mike Fox, whose wife was… ready for it?  Good friends with Sheriff Marceno, which is an obvious conflict of interest here.

Due to the enormous costs she has incurred in attorney’s fees that Williams has paid out since her settlement in 2012, along with the loss of $300,000 of the money mentioned above, Ms. Williams has been unable to obtain any representation, as attorneys demand a retainer of $15,000 to represent her.

Additionally, all of this seems to have stemmed from what Williams alleges was the failure on the part of attorney Gloria Allred to pay the previous attorneys their fees as agreed upon in Ms. Williams’ retainer agreement with Ms. Allred and the attorney she brought in to help Ms. Williams at the time, Jonathan Heller.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, headed by none other than the man who pursued Ms. Williams via Facebook, is actively seeking to arrest Ms. Williams for contempt of court even though she attempted more than a dozen times to comply with a court order via email and phone calls to Mager Paruas only to be told that they would schedule a deposition nearly three weeks after the court deadline.  It should be noted that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement knows about Mr. Marceno’s unethical pursuit of Ms. Williams but did not make a fuss about because they would have had to suspend him, as well as local television stations who failed to report on for fear he might have to step down.

Not only does there appear to be a “good old boy” network in Lee County, Florida, among attorneys and judges, as well as some in law enforcement, but there also appears to be allowance by the state at the very top to let it exist.

I ask, where is Governor DeSantis?  Where is Attorney General Ashley Moody?  Ms. Williams has even been in touch with members of the Trump administration with a response.  America, you say you want to make America great again.  Well, you can’t make it great if you don’t stand up for the weak against injustice.  Who knows when you will need someone to stand up for you!

You can contact Governor DeSantis on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-7146

Email Governor DeSantis

Email Lt. Governor Nuñez 

Additionally, you can contact Attorney General Ashley Moody on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

(850) 414-3300

Finally, it may even help to contact the Florida Bar on Ms. Williams’ behalf to see if they will begin to investigate ethics violations, negligence and corruption that appears to have taken place with regards to Ms. Williams’ representation, legal agreements and rulings by judges in the cases.

The Florida Bar contact information:

The Florida Bar 
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

(850)561-5600

By Email

If You Are Compelled To Help Ms. Williams With Funds To Acquire An Attorney, Which Will Cost $15,000 In Order To Retain One, In Order To Help Her Fight Back, Along With Money To Simply Survive, Please Click Here To Donate To Her Go Fund Me Account.

You can also sign this petition to demand the White House investigate the allegations of wire fraud by attorney Ware Cornell in the case.

Article posted with permission from The Washington Standard

Clinton Honoree Sentenced To 30 Months In Biggest “Green Energy” Scam In American History – $54 Million

A scam artist who was honored by former President Bill Clinton in 2009 for the Clinton Global Initiative has been sentenced to thirty months in prison for her involvement in a $54 million Ponzi scheme that has been dubbed the biggest green energy scam in American history, in which “many people lost their life savings.”

Amanda Knorr, 35, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania was one of three people who defrauded people out of money in the green energy scam.  She was sentenced to thirty months in federal prison.

According to NBC New York:

Knorr co-founded a company called Mantria Corp., which with the help of a slick-talking Colorado “wealth advisor” raised millions for a supposed clean energy product called “biochar.”

Knorr and fellow Mantria co-founder Troy Wragg both graduated in 2005 from Temple University and within four years had raised $54 million from hundreds of investors. Most of the investors were wooed through seminars run by Wayde McKelvey, of Colorado.

Their pitch about producing biochar, however, turned out to be completely baked, according to prosecutors, and eventually proved to be a giant Ponzi scheme.

Knorr pleaded guilty in 2016. Wragg pleaded guilty in 2017.

Following her sentencing, assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Livermore said, “Many people lost their entire life savings.”

In addition to her prison sentence, Knorr was also sentenced to 5 years parole and she was ordered to pay back $54 million in restitution.

Thus far, she has paid just $10,000, according to prosecutors, through wage garnishments.

NBC added:

Of the $54 million believed to have been invested in Mantria, $17 million was returned to early investors to perpetuate the Ponzi scheme and make later investors believe huge profits could be had.

By the time the Securities Exchange Commission shut down Mantria in 2009, just $790,000 remained from the other $37 million.

Additionally, Wayde McKelvy was also convicted by a jury in relation to the scam by providing seminars for potential victims.

The Justice Department released a statement in October 2018.

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Wayde McKelvy, of Colorado, was convicted by a jury of the following crimes: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (one count); Wire Fraud (seven counts); Conspiracy to Engage in Securities Fraud (one count); and Securities Fraud (one count).  The trial was held before United States District Judge Joel H. Slomsky.

The government established at trial that McKelvy and his co-conspirators ran an elaborate Ponzi scheme operating as Mantria Corporation, which received more than $54 million in fraudulently obtained new investor funds.  The co-conspirators promised investors huge returns, as high as 484%, for securities investments in supposedly profitable business ventures in real estate and green energy.  In reality, Mantria was a classic Ponzi scheme in which new investor money was used to pay “returns” to early investors, and the business generated meager revenues and no actual profits.

To induce investors to invest money, McKelvy and his co-conspirators repeatedly made fraudulent representations and material omissions about the economic state of Mantria.   McKelvy also promoted himself as a financial wizard through aggressive marketing tactics, even though he had little financial acumen and was an unlicensed securities salesman.  McKelvy operated what he called “Speed of Wealth” clubs, which advertised on television, radio and the Internet, held seminars for prospective investors, and promised to make them rich.  During those seminars and other programs, McKelvy lied to prospective investors to dupe them into investing in Mantria.

Mantria, based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, sent McKelvy “commissions” via wire transfer to an entity he controlled called “Retirement TRACS, LLC.”  Mantria also used wire transfers to pay for other portions of the Ponzi scheme, including payments for both the real estate and green energy projects.  When the SEC shut down Mantria in November 2009, the pyramid scheme collapsed and was exposed.

“McKelvy repeatedly lied about Mantria’s bright future in the green energy business, often delivering his sales pitch before a live audience full of prospective investors in order to dupe as many people as he could into investing in the company.  McKelvy and his co-conspirators talked a big game, promising investment returns as high as 484 percent – but it was all a ruse,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “Instead of high returns, the over 300 victims of this fraud unwittingly invested in uninhabitable land and a bogus trash-to-green energy business idea based on bogus scientific methodology.  We are pleased that the jury held McKelvy accountable for his part in this massive fraud.”

“Wayde McKelvy actively marketed himself as some kind of financial genius, when in fact he was nothing but a fraud,” said Michael T. Harpster, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.  “He and his buddies lured investors in by promising sky-high returns on their money, taking full advantage of people’s trust and their hopes for the future.  Ponzi schemes can do real damage to victims’ lives, and the FBI is determined to hold the perpetrators accountable.”

Additionally, John Elway, the Hall of Fame football quarterback and current general manager of the Denver Broncos, spoke at investment seminars run by McKelvey.

McKelvey is appealing his conviction.

Tyler Durden points out, “The fraudsters were honored by former President Bill Clinton in a 2009 ceremony for the Clinton Global Initiative before the scam came to light. After Mantria was first charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling millions in unlicensed securities in 2009, the case was known as “the biggest green scam” in the history of the United States, according to the report.”

Amazing how corrupt the Clintons are and what kind of people they surround themselves with, isn’t it?

Latest Clinton Email Documents Show “Cover-Up” Discussions By Vendors Who Managed Illegal Clinton Email Server

This is all we’re going to get to unless someone actually meant what they said when they promised the American people about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.  In the latest release by government watchdog Judicial Watch, there are 422 pages of FBI documents that provide evidence of a “cover-up” discussions within Platte River Networks, one of the vendors who managed the Clinton email system.  Those same documents also reveal Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Charles McCullough forwarding “concerns” about classified information in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which led to the release of the documents was prefaced by a FOIA request that, as usual, failed to be addressed in a timely manner.

Judicial Watch reported extensively on the documents that were uncovered.

FBI notes of an interview with an unidentified Platte River Networks official in February 2016 (almost a year after the Clinton email network was first revealed) show that Platte River “gave someone access to live HRC archive mailbox at some point.” The same notes show that an email from December 11, 2014, exists that reads “Hillary cover up operation work ticket archive cleanup.” The interviewee said that the “cover up operation” email “probably related to change to 60 day [sic] email retention policy/backup.” The subject indicated that he didn’t “recall the prior policy.” The notes also indicated, “[Redacted] advised [redacted] not to answer questions related to conv [conversation] w/DK [David Kendall] document 49 – based on 5th amendment.”

The subject said that “everyone @ PRN has access to client portal.”

A December 11, 2014, Platte River Networks email between redacted parties says: “Its [sic] all part of the Hillary coverup operation <smile> I’ll have to tell you about it at the party”

An August 2015 email from Platte River Networks says: “So does this mean we don’t have offsite backups currently? That could be a problem if someone hacks this thing and jacks it up. We will have to be able to produce a copy of it somehow, or we’re in some deep shit. Also, what ever [sic] came from the guys at Datto about the old backups? Do they have anyway [sic] of getting those back after we were told to cut it to 30 days?”

In March 2015, Platte River Networks specifically discusses security of the email server.

[Redacted] is going to send over a list of recommendations for us to apply for additional security against hackers. He did say we should probably remove all Clinton files, folders, info off our servers etc. on an independent drive.

Handwritten notes that appear to be from Platte River Networks in February 2016 mention questions concerning the Clinton email system and state of back-ups

The documents show Platte River Networks’ use of BleachBit on the Clinton server. The BleachBit program was downloaded from a vendor called SourceForge at 11:42am on March 31, 2015, according to a computer event log, and over the next half hour, was used to delete the files on Hillary’s server.

The documents also contain emails and handwritten notes written in June and July 2015 from the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General discussing “concerns” over classified information. A redacted sender writes to State Department Official Margaret “Peggy” Grafeld that “inadvertent release of State Department’s equities when this collection is released in its entirety — the potential damage to the foreign relations of the United States could be significant. ICIG McCullough forwards the concern, saying: “Need you plugged in on this.”

From: [Redacted]

Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:46 PM

To: Grafeld, Margaret P [Peggy]

Subject: Concerns about the HRC Review …

While working with this inspector, I have personally reviewed hundreds of documents in the HRC collection. I can now say, without reservation, that there are literally hundreds of classified emails in this collection; maybe more. For example, there are comments by Department staff in emails relating to the Wikileaks unauthorized disclosures; many of the emails relating to this actually confirm the information in the disclosures. This material is the subject of FOIA litigation, and the emails will now have to be found, reviewed and upgraded. Under the EO 13526, it would be in in our right to classify the entire HRC collection at the Secret level because of the “mosaic effect.” While there may be IC equities in the collection, I am very concerned about the inadvertent release of State Department’s equities when this collection is released in its entirety — the potential damage to the foreign relations of the United States could be significant.

***

From: Chuck Mccullough [sic]

Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 11:16 AM

To: [Redacted]

Subject: FW: SBU FW: Concerns about the HRC Review …

[Redacted]

Need you plugged in on this. Need to coordinate w/ State’s WB person.

In an August 2015 classified memo prepared by the FBI Counterintelligence Division regarding the findings of the ICIG with respect to Hillary’s email server, the FBI noted that the ICIG had found that in a sampling of only 40 of Hillary’s 30,000 emails, four classified emails were found. A subsequent letter sent by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to ODNI Clapper regarding this sample of Clinton’s emails noted that they were all classified at the secret level.

In an August 2015 internal FBI memo, the FBI notes that Hillary Clinton had signed a June 28, 2011, official correspondence advising all State Department employees that, “due to ‘recent targeting of personal e-mail accounts by online adversaries,’ State employees should ‘avoid conducting official Department business from (their) personal e-mail accounts.” The same FBI memo noted that Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy had sent a memo to all senior State Department officials on August 28, 2014, in which Kennedy included excerpts from the Foreign Affairs Manual that said that “classified information must be sent via classified e-mail channels only…”

The documents uncovered by Judicial Watch also show infighting between State Department Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy and the ICIG over the processing of the potentially compromised Clinton email communications.

A June 15, 2015, memo for the record prepared by the ICIG regarding the State Department’s review of Hillary Clinton’s emails indicates among other things that the retired foreign service officers that State was using to review Hillary’s emails were not “not optimal.”

Evaluation of other agencies’ equities is not optimal. State Department is currently relying on retired senior Foreign Service Officers to review for other agencies’ equities in FOIA cases. For example, a review of the first set of 296 emails received from former-Secretary Clinton and released on the State Department FOIA website identified material that should have been referred to IC FOIA officials for review prior to release. Recommend State Department FOIA Office request staff support from IC FOIA offices to assist in the identification of intelligence community equities. [Emphasis in original]

***

According to State FOIA personnel, during the State Department Legal Office’s review, four of the Bl [national security] exemptions were removed and· changed to “B5” FOIA exemptions (Privileged Communications). Recommend State Department FOIA Office seek classification expertise from the interagency to act as a final arbiter if there is a question regarding potentially classified materials. [Emphasis in original]

It is unclear if the Department of Justice is reviewing the emails before FOIA release. Former-Secretary Clinton’s emails are the subject of numerous FOIA requests and multiple FOIA lawsuits. It may be prudent to integrate the Department of Justice into the FOIA process review to ensure the redactions can withstand potential legal challenges. If not already being done, recommend the State Department FOIA Office incorporate the Department of Justice into the FOIA process to ensure the legal sufficiency review of the FOIA exemptions and redactions.  [Emphasis in original]

An August 4, 2015, interview by the FBI of State Department IG Steven Linick mentions an incident on “May 13, 2011 2:28 am Huma – Phil Rein potential hack.”

On October 15, 2012, Clinton’s IT technician Bryan Pagliano, sent to Bill Clinton’s aide Justin Cooper a bill indicating that on July 28-29, 2012, Pagliano had to address the issue of “Mailbox Corruption” of Hillary Clinton’s email server, spending a total of 5.5 hours on the problem. Other invoices show that he had to “fix corruption in justin’s [Cooper’s] mailbox; ” have a “conference call with security team;” “Blocked spamer [sic] smtp address for Viagra message;” “virus investigation and cleanup;” “clean up virus from bb [BlackBerry] profile;” and multiple “brute force attacks” against Hillary Clinton’s server, requiring him to “reset password.” The documents show that Pagliano was paid $40,337.86 over four years by the Clinton Executive Service Corp.

In a 2016 deposition in a separate Judicial Watch lawsuit, Pagliano repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not answer questions regarding IT support he provided to the Clinton email system.

An August 2015 letter from the United States Secret Service to the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI, addressing a request regarding preservation of records in connection with Clinton’s email system. The letter also cites Judicial Watch’s litigation concerning preservation of her email server records. The Secret Service writes that its searches “did not reveal any responsive documents … [n]otwithstanding, the Secret Service will send out a preservation request for the Agency records listed in your correspondence …”

A July 2015 letter from the National Archives requests information from the State Department regarding “the training, procedures and other controls” employed by the State Department to ensure key record management directives were implemented regarding “the management of email and other electronic records of senior agency officials.” Also, the Archives requests “that the Department contact the representatives of former Secretary Clinton to secure the native electronic versions with associated metadata” of the 55,000 hard copies of emails provided to the State Department.

November 2012 classified emails from Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser, discuss a “Report of arrests – possible Benghazi connection” with her.

request for travel dated November 2015 shows that the FBI dispatched special agents to Spain and Bahrain to conduct interviews in the “Midyear Exam” regarding a “sensitive investigative matter.”

Other released materials include letters from Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall throughout the production. On June 24, 2015, Kendall writes to the State Department Inspector General that the State Department is in possession of “all Secretary Clinton’s work-related … emails:” He continues that, as Hillary’s personal counsel, “We continue to retain a preservation copy of the .pst file containing the electronic copies of those e-mails, on a thumb drive that is stored in a secured safe at the offices of Williams and Connolly …”

I note at the outset that the Department of State is in possession of all of Secretary Clinton’s work-related and potentially work-related e-mails. Specifically, in response to an October 2014 letter request from the Department of State, Secretary Clinton’s counsel identified all work-related or potentially work-related e-mail in her possession, custody, or control. In total, 30,490 e-mails, all of which were from her @clintonemail.com account, were identified and provided in hard copy to the Department of State in _December 2014. A3 her personal counsel, we continue to retain a preservation copy of the .pst file containing the electronic copies of those e-mails, on a thumb drive that is stored in a secured safe at the offices of Williams & Connolly LLP, 725 12th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. The only two persons authorized to access that thumb drive are me and my law partner, Katherine Turner.

According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, “Judicial Watch uncovered new ‘cover-up’ records on the illicit Clinton email system that further demonstrate the sham nature of the FBI/DOJ ‘investigation’ of her.  These shocking new documents show that various Obama agencies were protecting Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her misconduct. It is well past time for the DOJ to stop shielding Hillary Clinton and hold her fully accountable to the rule of law.”

And that’s called “obstruction of justice.”

Additionally, Judicial Watch released “186 pages of records from the DOJ that include emails documenting an evident cover-up of a chart of potential violations of law by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and “215 pages of records from the DOJ revealing former FBI General Counsel James Baker discussed the investigation of Clinton-related emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop with Kendall.”

Furthermore, there is a plethora of documentation herehere and here that clearly shows the criminal and reckless distribution of classified information through Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server.

One wonders where people like Rep. Devin Nunes and others will be on forwarding any of this for criminal referrals to the Justice Department.

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

Transvestite Del Rio Texas Mayor Is An Open Sodomite Who Wears 4″ Heels

Texas still has anti-sodomy laws, they have just decided to bow to an institution that has no right to deal with the state’s laws regarding this behavior.  Yet, not only have we seen Houston elect a lesbian mayor, but now we see Del Rio’s openly sodomite Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano donning women’s clothing and 4-inch heels.

The openly homosexual Lozano is also a veteran of the US Air Force, and was elected to the office of mayor with 62% of the vote.  This should tell you that either there is a majority of lawbreaking sodomites in Del Rio or a whole lot of election fraud going on.

“I don’t even think people during the primary – Democrats or Republicans — even knew who I was until I won,” said Lozano.

Dr. Eowyn reports:

Lozano is a homosexual man who wore a tutu and 4″ high heels in Del Rio’s Veterans Day parade the year before he was elected mayor.

Prompted by the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, Lozano joined the Air Force in 2004 on a 15-month special needs contract — whatever that means.

Kunal Dey reports for Meaww:

While the DADT policy was the sole reason why Lozano was able to join the forces, it is also the reason why he decided to step down. He recounts his time in uniform: “It’s an awkward position to be in when you’re in security forces, you’re abiding by the policy, but others are not.”

There was once a time when a friend of his brought his boyfriend onto the base. The friend, who was highly discreet when in uniform, was busted, and it was Lozano who had to give him the bad news. Immediately after, he said to himself, “I just can’t do this,” and put in his papers.

Lozano says politics is addictive: “Realizing that you’re the guy who has the potential to make or break the city, and then continue moving forward. If I make it, great and then I can do the district. I can go to the Senate. From there, who knows?

Dr. Eowyn went on to ask, “Does that mean we should brace ourselves for a transvestite U.S. senator or even president?”

Good question.  We’ve already had a sodomite usurper in the White House along with several adulterers.  One would hope the people would have had their fill of this perversion, but they continue to tolerate it.

Texas law states:

Sec. 21.06. HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex.

(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

Of course, Texas kowtowed to the Supreme Court in 2006 when it unconstitutionally ruled against the state’s sodomy law and so now, Texas whimpishly declares: “Section 21.06 was declared unconstitutional by Lawrence v. Texas, 123 S.Ct. 2472.”

It’s not unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court’s ruling is simply a rebellion against God and a usurpation of the kinds of cases it is supposed to be hearing.  After all, nowhere in the Constitution is there a right to engage in that which our Creator abhors and declares an abomination.

Our forefathers, on the other hand, dealt with things a bit different.  I’ve previously written concerning our history and the laws of the states at our founding.

…our founding fathers would have been outraged that sodomites would be out in the open. They knew that such perversion would both undermine and erode the moral foundations of civilization. Under the British common law, the term sodomy was used to identify same-sex relations and was a capital crime. Understand that the founders referenced Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England extensively. He was a British attorney, jurist, law professor, author, and political philosopher.

Blackstone’s commentaries were the premiere legal source used by the Founding Fathers in America. So this should carry some weight with those who claim they know what the Founding Fathers knew and wanted concerning the issue of sodomy, but I’m guessing they will dismiss it. In Blackstone’s Book the Fourth of Public Wrongs: Of Offences against the Persons of Individuals, Chapter Fifteen, he writes the following on pages 215-216 (emphasis added):

IV. WHAT has been here observed…, which ought to be the more clear in proportion as the crime is the more detestable, may be applied to another offence, of a still deeper malignity; the infamous crime against nature, committed either with man or beast…. But it is an offence of so dark a nature…that the accusation should be clearly made out….

I WILL not act so disagreeable part, to my readers as well as myself, as to dwell any longer upon a subject, the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature. It will be more eligible to imitate in this respect the delicacy of our English law, which treats it, in it’s very indictments, as a crime not fit to be named; peccatum illud horribile, inter chriftianos non nominandum [“that horrible sin not to be named among Christians”—DM]. A taciturnity observed likewise by the edict of Constantius and Constans: ubi fcelus eft id, quod non proficit fcire, jubemus infurgere leges, armari jura gladio ultore, ut exquifitis poenis fubdantur infames, qui funt, vel qui futuri funt, rei [“When that crime is found, which is not profitable to know, we order the law to bring forth, to provide justice by force of arms with an avenging sword, that the infamous men be subjected to the due punishment, those who are found, or those who future will be found, in the deed”—DM]. Which leads me to add a word concerning its punishment.

THIS the voice of nature and of reason, and the express law of God, determine to be capital. Of which we have a signal instance, long before the Jewish dispensation, by the destruction of two cities by fire from heaven: so that this is an universal, not merely a provincial, precept. And our ancient law in some degree imitated this punishment, by commanding such miscreants to be burnt to death; though Fleta
says they should be buried alive: either of which punishments was indifferently used for this crime among the ancient Goths. But now the general punishment of all felonies is the fame, namely, by hanging: and this offence (being in the times of popery only subject to ecclesiastical censures) was made single felony by the statute 25 Hen. VIII. c. 6. and felony without benefit of clergy by statute 5 Eliz. c. 17. And the rule of law herein is, that, if both are arrived at years of discretion, agentes et confentientes pari poena plectantur.

Most Americans are completely unaware that the “Father of our country,” George Washington, who would also be considered this country’s first “Commander-in-Chief” approved the dismissal from the service at Valley Forge in 1778 of Lt. Frederick Gotthold Enslin. Why did he do this? According to the orders, which are held at the Library of Congress, Enslin was “attempting to commit sodomy” with another soldier. Under the title of “Head Quarters, V. Forge, Saturday, March 14, 1778” there is the following entry:

At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss’d the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.

What’s even more interesting is that Enslin’s dismissal came less than two weeks after another soldier, Ensign Anthony Maxwell, was acquitted of the charge of “propagating a scandalous report prejudicial to the character of Lieutt. Enslin” on Feb. 27, 1778. Penny Star cites the transcription of the court martial dated March 3, 1778: “At a Brigade Court Martial whereof Colo. Burr was President (Feby. 27th. 1778,) Ensign Maxwell of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment tried for propagating a scandalous report prejudicial to the character of Lieutt. Enslin. The Court after maturely deliberating upon the Evidence produced could not find that Ensign Maxwell had published any report prejudicial to the Character of Lieutt. Enslin further than the strict line of his duty required and do therefore acquit him of the Charge.”

Note that our first President viewed “sodomy” or homosexual relations with “Abhorrence and Detestation.” He was not a spineless, wishy washy, panty waisted man like the current occupant of the White House, who claims his views have “evolved.” He was a man that recognized perverse behavior for what it was, perversion. He was not alone either. In all thirteen colonies, sodomy was treated as a criminal offense and eventually that grew to encompass each and every one of the fifty states. By the way, that fell under “equal treatment under the law.”

The law was based upon Leviticus 20:13:

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death.”

This verse was “adopted into legislation and enforced by the colonies of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.” Oh the irony that 2012’s GOP Mormon nominee for President Mitt Romney was the one to “legalize” homosexual “marriage” in Massachusetts. Here are just a few of the states and the punishments they executed for sodomy.

That the detestable and abominable vice of buggery [sodomy] . . . shall be from henceforth adjudged felony . . . and that every person being thereof convicted by verdict, confession, or outlawry [unlawful flight to avoid prosecution], shall be hanged by the neck until he or she shall be dead. NEW YORK

That if any man shall lie with mankind as he lieth with womankind, both of them have committed abomination; they both shall be put to death. CONNECTICUT

Sodomy . . . shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labour in the penitentiary during the natural life or lives of the person or persons convicted of th[is] detestable crime. GEORGIA

That if any man shall commit the crime against nature with a man or male child . . . every such offender, being duly convicted thereof in the Supreme Judicial Court, shall be punished by solitary imprisonment for such term not exceeding one year and by confinement afterwards to hard labor for such term not exceeding ten years. MAINE

That if any person or persons shall commit sodomy . . . he or they so offending or committing any of the said crimes within this province, their counsellors, aiders, comforters, and abettors, being convicted thereof as above said, shall suffer as felons. 13 [And] shall forfeit to the Commonwealth all and singular the lands and tenements, goods and chattels, whereof he or she was seized or possessed at the time . . . at the discretion of the court passing the sentence, not exceeding ten years, in the public gaol or house of correction of the county or city in which the offence shall have been committed and be kept at such labor. PENNSYLVANIA

[T]he detestable and abominable vice of buggery [sodomy] . . . be from henceforth adjudged felony . . . and that the offenders being hereof convicted by verdict, confession, or outlawry [unlawful flight to avoid prosecution], shall suffer such pains of death and losses and penalties of their goods. SOUTH CAROLINA

That if any man lieth with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they both shall suffer death. VERMONT

Ah, but some will say, “Thomas Jefferson would have never stood for this. He wanted liberty and equal rights for homosexuals to get married.” Not according to the record he didn’t. In Notes on the State of Virginia by Matthew Carey (1794) Jefferson indicated that in his home state of Virginia, “dismemberment” of the offensive organ was the penalty for sodomy. I’m guessing there weren’t too many sodomites wanting that to take place. You might say that is Jefferson’s home state, but not Jefferson’s thoughts on the issue. Not so fast. Jefferson actually authored a bill penalizing sodomy by castration (The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew A. Lipscomb, editor (Washington, D. C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol. I, pp. 226-227, from Jefferson’s “For Proportioning Crimes and Punishments)). The below capture of Jefferson’s legislation is courtesy of The Library of Congress and Apologeticspress.org.

Because we have not dealt lawfully with the lawless, we have now been so demoralized as to not ever recognize their lawlessness for what it is. We have done so to the point that a man like Mr. Lozano, an open enemy of the Creator parades around his lawlessness in the streets as the usurper of the office of the “minister of God” (Romans 13:1-5).

Congressman Refers 8 Obama Officials To DOJ For Criminal “Conspiracy” & Leaking Classified Info In Russian Hoax

The whole Trump-Russia hoax was a subterfuge to distract from their high crimes.

It’s a start ….

DEVIN NUNES TO MAKE CRIMINAL REFERRALS TO DOJ FOR ‘CONSPIRACY’ AND LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

CALIFORNIA REP. DEVIN NUNES SAID SUNDAY HE PLANS TO SUBMIT EIGHT CRIMINAL REFERRALS TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THIS WEEK RELATED TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S HANDLING OF THE TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION.

By: Chuck Ross | Daily Caller, April 7, 2019:

Nunes declined to identify the Obama officials who will be subject to the referrals. He said that five of the referrals name specific government officials he believes have lied to Congress, misled Congress or leaked classified information.

“We believe there is a conspiracy to lie to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court, mislead the FISA court, by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at,” said Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.

“The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence,” said Nunes, adding that “we’ve had a lot of concerns with the way intelligence was used.”

Nunes is also making what he calls a “global leak referral.”

“There are about a dozen highly sensitive, classified information leaks that were given to only a few reporters over the last two and a half plus years,” he said.

“We do believe that we’ve got pretty good information and a pretty good idea of who could be behind these leaks,” Nunes continued.

The Justice Department is not required to open investigations based on congressional referrals, but Nunes said he is willing to meet with Attorney General William Barr to discuss the matter.

Nunes has led investigations into the FBI’s handling of the Steele dossier, as well as efforts by Obama administration officials to unmask the identities of Trump associates in surveillance reports. (RELATED: Nunes: Americans Will Be ‘Shocked’ By Other Information In Carter Page FISA)

The FBI relied on the Democrat-funded dossier to obtain four surveillance warrants against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Nunes and other Republicans have asserted the FBI misled surveillance court judges by failing to disclose that the dossier was unverified and that it was opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign.

Nunes has also investigated the Obama administration’s role in unmasking the identities of Trump associates in classified surveillance reports. Republicans have investigated whether any Obama administration holdovers leaked information from those reports to the media.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

NASA: ‘Catastrophic’ Supervolcano Poses Bigger Threat To Mankind Than Asteroid

NASA has warned that a catastrophic supervolcano’s eruption poses a bigger threat to humanity than does an asteroid. An eruption at Yellowstone, for example, would be an apocalyptic event – one which human beings have never experienced.

A supervolcano has the ability to “push mankind to extinction” with an eruption, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) further warned.  The space agency conducted a “thought experiment” called, Defending Human Civilization From Supervolcanic Eruptions.  In it, researchers stated that a supervolcano eruption was more likely to happen on Earth in the future than an asteroid hitting the earth, according to the Express Daily. NASA added: “Supervolcanic eruptions occur more frequently than a large asteroid or comet impacts that would have a similarly catastrophic effect to human civilization.” Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers found that collisions from asteroids which are more than 2km in diameter occurred “half as often as supervolcanic eruptions.”

A supervolcano is defined as a volcano which is big enough to cause an eruption which could project more than 1000 km3 of material into the atmosphere. The term “supervolcano” was introduced to describe eruptions capable of “plunging the world into a catastrophe and push humanity to the brink of extinction,” according to researchers.

The caldera underneath Yellowstone National Park is perhaps the most famous supervolcano in the United States.  Yellowstone has the capacity to extinct humanity if it ever erupts.

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now?

Yellowstone is due for another eruption at any time, and no one knows when. Scientists haven’t even offered much of an educated guess, but NASA did say that they had plans to save the world from Yellowstone previously.  Although they admitted the plan could cause an eruption.

NASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption

As of now, there is no good solution or fix to an eruption.  Continue to be prepared, as many scientists say that an eruption at Yellowstone would cause a nuclear winter and there wouldn’t be enough food stored for everyone. Researchers have found that if a supervolcano like Yellowstone did erupt, then a “volcanic winter” would ensue. The length of said volcanic winter could surpass the “amount of stored food worldwide,” wrote Express Daily. 

Volcanologists claim that MOST volcanoes display warning signs weeks before they erupt, however, some do not.  U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program coordinator John Eichelberger told Life’s Little Mysteries: “These signs may include very small earthquakes beneath the volcano, slight inflation, or swelling, of the volcano and increased emission of heat and gas from vents on the volcano. Rising magma causes solid rock to break, sending earthquake signals.

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

100s Of Millions Of Dollars In Crops Destroyed By Flooding: Farmer Told “Nothing US Government Can Do To Help” Despite Forcing Regulations

This is the worst economic disaster for U.S. farmers in modern American history.  Our ongoing trade war with China had greatly depressed prices for wheat, corn and soybeans, and so farmers were storing more crops on their farms than ever before in early 2019.  And then the floods came.  The water moved so fast that the vast majority of the farmers in the affected areas could not have moved what they had stored even if they wanted to, and the scale of the losses that these farmers have suffered is starting to become clearer.  According to UPI, “hundreds of millions of dollars in crops” that were destroyed by the flooding were not covered by insurance…

Hundreds of millions of dollars in crops destroyed in Midwestern floods this month were not insured, farmers say. And the losses could leave many without sufficient income to continue farming.

“This uninsured grain issue is really starting to affect people,” said Jeff Jorgenson, a western Iowa corn and soy grower whose farm flooded when the Missouri River spilled over its banks March 12.

Without an extraordinary amount of assistance, there are thousands of farmers that will never be able to come back from this.

One fifth-generation farmer that was interviewed by Fox News said that about 7 million dollars worth of grain was destroyed in his county alone…

Dustin Sheldon, a fifth-generation grain and soybean farmer, watched in horror as the floods that devastated the Midwest began to recede and he could assess the damage to his crops.

He said the record-breaking floods caused about $1 million in losses for his family farm.

“We figured that there is roughly $7 million worth of grain sitting in these grain bins here just in our county alone that is either destroyed or inaccessible right now that we won’t even be able to get to or sell,”he said. “Financially, there’s a lot of farmers that can’t come back from that and they may be out of business.”

According to government regulations, when stored crops get flooded they must be destroyed.

And unfortunately, the government also doesn’t have any sort of a program to cover those losses.  In fact, USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey told Reuters that “there’s nothing the U.S. government can do to help”

Hundreds of farmers may be out of luck trying to recuperate losses after last month’s historic floods in the Midwest. Millions of bushels of grains were destroyed in more than 800 on-farm storage bins – mostly in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa – and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey recently told Reuters that, under current laws and disaster aid programs, there’s nothing the U.S. government can do to help.

Of course Congress could pass a law to change all that, but right now that is not happening and it does not appear likely to happen.

This is yet another example that shows who we send to Congress really matters.  If I had won my race for Congress, I would be endlessly causing havoc until our farmers got the emergency assistance that they desperately need.

Because as it stands, thousands of farmers that have been financially ruined by this flooding are going to be forced out of the profession forever.

For 71-year-old farmer Bruce Biermann, it looks like the end has come after the floodwaters destroyed more than $100,000 worth of his stored crops…

The two grain bins on Bruce Biermann’s farm near Corning, Missouri, could not withstand the strong currents of the Missouri River.

With four feet of water pressing from the outside and grain swelling from moisture inside, the bins burst.

At 71, Biermann is looking at more than a $100,000 loss.

Because of the trade war, he had been storing 12,000 bushels of corn and 8,200 bushels of soybeans until prices went up again.

Now all of that hard work has been washed away, and no help is on the horizon.

33-year-old farmer Travis Green has a similar story

Travis Green, 33, who operates farms in both Kansas and Nebraska, stored 25,000 bushels of yellow corn in a pair of grain bins in White Cloud, Kansas, near the Missouri River.

One of the bins “literally just blasted open,” after it filled with floodwater and the other was uprooted— destroying an estimated $100,000 worth of corn. On top of that, he’s unsure whether he’ll be able to plant anything this year because of the water damage.

Even before the floods came, U.S. farm incomes had already sunk to a 12 year low.  America’s farmers need our help more than ever, and yet Congress has chosen to abandon them.

Overall, AccuWeather is now estimating that the total amount of economic damage from all of this flooding will reach 12.5 billion dollars…

AccuWeather estimates the total damage and economic loss caused by record-breaking flooding in the Midwestern U.S. this spring will total $12.5 billion, based on an analysis of damages already inflicted and those expected by additional flooding, as well as the lingering health effects resulting from flooding and the disease caused by standing water.

Personally, I think that number is too low, but we will see.

And remember, a lot more flooding is still on the way.  Just check out what one expert is saying

“We’re not done. There is what amounts to a wall of water that will cross the state of Missouri, by way of the Missouri River, and meet a rapidly rising Mississippi River,” Dr. Hurburgh says.

The snow in Wisconsin and Minnesota is melting this week, and flooding is expected in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. That’s all going to end up in the Mississippi River, at a point, he says.

In addition, a lot more rainfall is coming too.  In fact, powerful storms are set to dump up to 6 inches of rain across the southern portion of the country through Monday night

In addition, the prolonged period of wet, stormy weather will only exacerbate and worsen the ongoing flooding issues on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Through Monday night, the highest rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are forecast to extend from eastern Texas and western Louisiana into southeastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western parts of the Tennessee Valley.

Overall, at least a million acres of U.S. farmland were covered by water by the recent floods.  It is a disaster that we will be talking about for a very long time to come.

Unfortunately, time is not on the side of the thousands of farmers that have been financially ruined by this great tragedy.

Congress needs to act, and they need to do so quickly.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Muslim MMA Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov Warns Rival Conor McGregor He Isn’t “Safe” After Insulting Islam

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s not-so-veiled threat would not be tolerated from anyone but a Muslim.

When a Muslim says such things, however, the establishment media turns a blind eye and resumes hunting for incidents of “Islamophobia.”

“Khabib warns McGregor he isn’t ‘safe’ after insulting Islam, Conor says he wants to move forward with fans of ‘all faiths,’” by Milan Ordoñez, Bloody Elbow, April 4, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A little over a week ago, Conor McGregor was announcing his retirement from “the sport formally known as Mixed Martial Art.” Theories were formulated as to why “The Notorious” came up with the decision, but many of his fellow fighters refuse to take him seriously.

McGregor has been active on Twitter as of late, hurling insults at rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. The trade of tirades had gone severe, that even UFC president Dana White commented on how the rift between the two had already escalated to a level that is unacceptable.

Khabib went on social media to warn McGregor about his statements towards Islam.

On Wednesday night, the Irish fighter once again posted an attention-grabbing tweet, this time seemingly backtracking on previous insults on religion…

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

New York: Good Cop Stops Fellow Cops as They Horrifically Beat 3 Innocent Men – Bad Cop Arrested & Charged

Albany, NY — Utterly shocking body camera footage was released on Thursday showing what led to one officer’s arrest and felony assault charges and the suspension without pay of two others. What started over an alleged noise complaint quickly turned into a gang-style beat down of several innocent men.

On March 16, police were responding to a call over a loud party. When officers showed up, however, there was no loud party and all the lights inside the home were off. This wasn’t good enough for the cops, so one of them kicked the door into the home and ripped the occupant out onto the street and began beating him as he doused him in pepper spray.

For several moments, officers hold the man down as one of them kicks him repeatedly.

In total, three men were all forced out into the street where they received this gang-style attack by uniformed assailants.

One of the most flagrant clips from the released footage shows officer Luke Deer shoving one of the men as he stood there with his hands in the air. Deer appears to snap and then jumps on top of the innocent man and starts savagely beating him.

As the footage shows, the man is not resisting and only trying to cover his face from the repeated blows being doled out by Deer. After his fists seemingly got tired, Deer then pulled out his baton and continued pummeling this innocent man.

The baton blows are so hard that the victim’s blood begins to splatter all over the concrete as he asks the raging cop why he is hitting him.

As another clip shows, two other officers—whose names have not been released—attack the other men and begin beating them.

The violence eventually becomes so unbearable that one cop felt it necessary to step in and stop it. As TFTP frequently points out, all too often police officers will do nothing as their fellow officers savagely beat innocent and often helpless and handcuffed individuals.

It appears in the video that these officers were going to do just that and beat these folks and get away with it. However, a good cop stepped in to stop it.

After Deer had his victim in handcuffs he jumps up in a fit of rage, seemingly ready to dish out more violence looking for anyone nearby that he can attack. At this point, we hear an officer yell at him to stop.

“Deer! Deer! Take a f*cking second! Chill the f*ck out, Deer!” the good cop says as he prevents the officer from hurting more innocent people.

Officer Deer appeared to be in a frenzy of rage ready to hurt anyone who was in front of him. Had this cop not stepped in to stop it, he may very well have beaten someone to death.

After the cops were done beating the innocent men, they arrested them all and brought false charges against them, all of which were dropped on Wednesday.

The first man who was seen getting pulled from the home was Lee Childs. He was charged with inciting a riot—for standing in his home with the lights out.

Armando Sanchez was the man with his hands up who was attacked by Deer. He was also charged with inciting a riot and resisting arrest.

Mario Gorostiza was also kidnapped and falsely charged.

Had body camera footage of this incident not existed, all these bogus charges likely would have stuck as it was the word of these men against that of the uniformed officers.

As for officer Deer, he has been arrested and charged with felony assault and official misconduct, a misdemeanor. He and his two fellow cronies who were also seen beating the innocent people have all been suspended without pay.

“There are those in our community who believe that police always act responsibly and always tell the truth,” Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice said Wednesday outside the courthouse, according to the Times Union. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case.”

Below is one of the most egregious cases of police brutality TFTP has reported on in some time. It shows just how important filming police interactions is and serves as an example of why so many inner city people fear the cops.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Money In The Toilet: The Billion Dollar Cost Of Public Bathrooms

The fastest rising item in the country isn’t gold or bitcoin, it’s the cost of a public bathroom.

In ’08, a San Francisco Weekly article fumed that a park restroom in Golden Gate Park was costing taxpayers $531,219. Fast forward, a decade later the cost of a park restroom in the Golden Gate Boathouse had ballooned to $2 million or $4,700 per square foot.

The modern bathroom had a third All-Gender option that the ’08 bathroom didn’t. But adding a non-gender shouldn’t have quadrupled the price. Inflation would have kept the cost well below a million.

Why did a 15-foot by 28-foot bathroom cost millions? Part of the answer may be that San Fran privileges minority businesses and requires that 15% of work hours be carried out by “disadvantaged” workers.

New York City’s bathrooms were always pricey. In ’08, they ran to a million. A recent report noted that the overpriced real estate market had pulled off a new high with a $6 million bathroom. Fit not only for a king, but for Steve Austin. The bionic bathroom is a new record. Last year’s record was a $4.7 million bathroom in the Bronx. An average park bathroom in the Big Apple now runs to $3.6 million.

The Parks Commissioner blamed “market forces”. But while New York City is famously expensive with residents paying the cost of a home elsewhere for a closet in Manhattan, these bathrooms were being set up in parks. You can still pick up a Central Park West condo with multiple rooms for the cost of a public bathroom on Staten Island. Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez like to claim that they could put the money of wealthy people to much better use.

Their own city government demonstrates that for the money it takes to get a Central Park apartment with French Empire styling and celebrity neighbors, socialists will give you a toilet. Eventually.

One public bathroom has been under construction for twelve years. That helps explain the cost.

The Bronx bionic bathroom began to be designed in ’06, with a projected completion date of ‘14. Procurement took another year. Construction took 2 years.

By contrast, the entire Empire State Building was built in a year from plans completed in weeks.

It’s not about bathroom size either. A tiny $2 million public bathroom in Brooklyn built two years ago only had 2 urinals and one toilet. It cost came out to $5,000 per square foot.

New York City’s Parks Commissioner blamed the free market. “We do not tell contractors what number to give us — they determine what the market bears,” he pleaded.

There is no market though. Just a broken and corrupt government spending money freely. That makes public bathrooms more expensive than luxury condos and leads to $450 bike racks costing $6,000.

In ‘04, Seattle paid $5 million for 5 self-cleaning toilets. The toilets could clean themselves, freeing Seattle from having to pay for an attendant, but couldn’t clean out the drug users and prostitutes. Four years later, Seattle tried to get rid of them by putting them on eBay. It asked for an $89,000 minimum bid. But no one in the private sector had any interest in flushing that kind of money down the drain.

Seattle finally had to let its million-dollar toilets go for $2,500 each. That’s what market forces look like.

The buyer didn’t try to actually use them. Instead, he treated them like an investment, storing them and hoping to sell them to another city. Because city governments are where the real toilet money lies.

Now, Seattle is adding a Ballard Park bathroom for a mere $550,000. That makes it one of the few cities to cut the cost of a bathroom. But it’s a single occupancy bathroom known as a Portland Loo billed as the “perfect” public toilet which costs $90,000. But cities that buy them somehow always spend more.

San Diego bought two “Loos” and spent over half a million dollars to get them going. At one point there were fears that the bathrooms, which cost $175,000 to buy and ship, might run to $800.000.

Where did the money go?

$23,000 was spent by the city on permits. $245,000 on construction. And $41,000 on consultants.

Because you can’t install a public toilet without spending $20,500 per toilet on consultants.

But that wasn’t San Diego’s worst example of flushing money down the toilet. It also built a $2 million public bathroom designed by an artist to evoke Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Million-dollar public bathrooms are a growing controversy outside the big cities too. In upstate New York, Mayor Rick Davis of Tonawanda, a Democrat, came under fire for a “million-dollar bathroom”. The Democrat claimed that he was creating “a real community asset for generations”. In Pensacola Beach, there was outrage over the $1 million cost of a 900 square foot public bathroom. In Westport, Washington, there were protests and petitions over a plan to build an $840,000 bathroom.

Meanwhile, bathroom cost inflation continues to rise even when using the same exact public toilets.

In 2016, San Antonio came under fire for spending $191,000 on a single Portland Loo. Next year, a second Loo was priced at$290,000.

But California and New York continue to lead the nation in runaway bathroom costs and battles.

A Santa Monica park restroom recently came in at $2.3 million. The city manager blamed fair-wage guidelines and an OSHA audit. But Santa Monica was already the home of some of the country’s priciest bathrooms. A Sacramento public bathroom for the homeless was estimated to cost as much as $1 million. In San Diego, residents tried to fight a million-dollar beach bathroom by turning to McCain.

“We are sure Senator John McCain is not in favor of toilets being built close to his condo,” locals claimed of the beach bathroom, which was armored to survive flooding.

Some were concerned that the toilet proposal, which goes back many years, would help illegal aliens.

“All the illegals coming in, being dropped off… what a nice place to go and shower,” a local woman commented.

It remains unknown whether the McCain had ever gotten around to opining on the million-dollar toilet.

It’s not impossible to build public restrooms more affordable. Carolina Beach is looking at 12 stalls for $120,000. Plumbing can be expensive, but it’s not that expensive. The rising cost of bathrooms isn’t due to a shortage, but to a combination of corruption and incompetence with local governments drawing up sweetheart deals and imposing regulatory burdens so that only a handful of contractors get the jobs.

Costs are raised by everything from an insistence on dealing only with minority contractors, to mandates imposed on contractors that raise their expenses, to deals with contractors made by politicians who are in their pockets, to the cost of meeting assorted local regulations. Activists complain that there ought to be more money in city budgets for the poor when the money is being siphoned by regulations that are supposedly meant to help the poor, but in reality, help contractors gouge taxpayers for more money.

As spending in blue cities hits new astronomical heights with massive billion-dollar budgets, the rising cost of public bathrooms, doubling, tripling and even quadrupling, passes by unnoticed.

But public toilet costs in blue cities appear to be increasing at an even higher rate than its budgets.

San Francisco’s budget doubled to over $10 billion during the same period that its public toilet cost quadrupled. During that same time, New York City’s budget increased by $30 billion to $88.7 billion.

At some point, the toilet bubble will burst. But for now, billions of dollars nationwide are being wasted on building public toilets that cost more than mansions do in some parts of the country.

These public bathrooms are not, for the most part, works of art. Nor will they be around for very long. But as long as they endure, they serve as monuments to Democrat incompetence and corruption.

Socialism is popular again as Dem politicians promise that the government can do everything better. Forget socialized medicine, free college or any of the other 2020 Dem trillion-dollar plans for utopia.

Visit New York, San Francisco or Seattle, and you’ll realize that socialists can’t even build bathrooms.

All they can do is flush money down the toilet.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Drug Resistant “Super Fungus” Killing Nearly Half The People It Infects – Spreading Across America

The medical community knew that a day of reckoning was coming.  For years, they were repeatedly warned that the rampant overuse of certain types of medications would result in the development of “super diseases” that we would not be able to stop, and now that day has arrived.  Just like many types of bacteria, fungi have also been developing defenses against our most effective modern medicines.  One, in particular, a fungus known as Candida auris, is now a massive public health threat.  An expert quoted by the New York Times has admitted that it is “pretty much unbeatable”, it spreads very easily, and it kills close to 50 percent of the people that it infects.  In other words, we are in the early chapters of a medical horror show of our own making, and there is no way out.

Candida auris (or C. auris for short) spreads most easily among those with weakened immune systems.  Infants, seniors, smokers and diabetics are among the most vulnerable.

About a year ago, a senior was admitted to a hospital in Brooklyn, and what doctors discovered after running a blood test absolutely stunned them

Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.

Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe.

Like so many others that get infected, the elderly man died, but before he did C. auris had literally spread to every surface in his entire room

The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it.

“Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump,” said Dr. Scott Lorin, the hospital’s president. “The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive.”

But unlike other major potential health threats, C. auris is not confined to a particular geographic region.

According to a top official from the CDC, the fungus has quickly spread all over the globe, and “now it is everywhere”.  The following comes from Zero Hedge

“It is a creature from the black lagoon,” said the CDC’s Dr. Tom Chiller, who heads the fungal branch. “It bubbled up and now it is everywhere.

In the last five years alone, it it has swept through a hospital in Spain, hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, spread throughout IndiaPakistan and South Africa, and forced a prestigious British medical center to close its ICU for nearly two weeks.

We do not currently have any way to defeat C. auris.

Perhaps someday we will, but for now, it will always be with us.  We just need to hope that the number of people that it kills is minimized.

The following are three reasons why the CDC is so concerned with this fungus

  1. It is often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections.
  2. It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be misidentified in labs without specific technology. Misidentification may lead to inappropriate management.
  3. It has caused outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify C. auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread.

If you become infected, there is a really good chance that you are going to die.

Among one group of clinical case-patients in New York, 45 percent of them died within 90 days…

The Centers for Disease Control said it “identified 51 clinical case-patients and 61 screening case-patients” in New York aloneThe CDC reported 45% of the clinical case-patients died within 90 days.

But until this latest New York Times report, the general public had not been allowed to hear much about C. auris, and that was by design.  Apparently, the authorities felt that “there is no point in scaring patients”

This hushed panic is playing out in hospitals around the world. Individual institutions and national, state and local governments have been reluctant to publicize outbreaks of resistant infections, arguing there is no point in scaring patients — or prospective ones.

Dr. Silke Schelenz, Royal Brompton’s infectious disease specialist, found the lack of urgency from the government and hospital in the early stages of the outbreak “very, very frustrating.”

So we have been left totally in the dark about a “super fungus” that could potentially kill millions of us.

This is yet another example that shows that we are not going to be able to rely on the authorities when things really hit the fan.  If it suits their purposes, they will keep things quiet even when people are dropping dead all around us.

And there isn’t just one version of C. auris that the medical community has to contend with.  Apparently, there are four distinct versions, and they are all incredibly deadly.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know if you have been infected.  The main symptoms are a fever, aches and fatigue, and those symptoms are common to a whole host of different illnesses.

Of course, those that do not know that they have been infected also don’t know that they are spreading it either.

The experts assure us that C. auris spreads very easily, and in heavily congested cities there is the potential for it to start spreading like wildfire.

The stage is set for a public health crisis unlike anything we have ever seen before, and unlike other diseases, the medical community has no way to stop it.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Court Records: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Father Worked For The NXIVM Sex Cult – She Took Money From Cult Member

The entire NXIVM sex cult is not only criminal but simply bizarre.  In all that we are learning about those involved and what they were doing, it’s come to light through court documents that US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) father worked for the NXIVM cult, and we know that Gillibrand took money from Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, who is also charged in the case.

Big League Politics reports:

Former NXIVM employee Frank Parlato provided Big League Politics with copies of the court documents in NXIM’s suit against Rutnik, which prove Rutnik’s employment by the group. (READ THE FULL DOCUMENTS HERE).

“I worked as the publicist,” Frank Parlato told Big League Politics. “We ran into a major disagreement and we split. At the time I worked for them I thought they were a little peculiar but it wasn’t until the end that I realized they were a downright evil group.”

“There are women on the record who are now adults who have accused Raniere of statutory rape and there are some very suspicious incidents where Mexican girls came under the perimeters of Raniere’s control and left under suspicious circumstances. They came from Chihuahua Mexico. I reported this to the authorities,” Parlato said.

“Her father Doug Rutnik came to work as a consultant for NXIVM…he was fired, they sued him, and he had to pay them $100,000,” Parlato said, referring Gillibrand’s father.

Parlato is the NXIVM whistleblower who blew the lid off the case, including the revelation that NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s cult was branding women with his initials.

“Her father’s wife, her stepmother, was also a member of NXIVM…Doug got her into the cult, Gillibrand’s father got Gillibrand’s future stepmother into the cult. Doug left the cult because he was sued. Clare Bronfman after her father was sued donated money to Gillibrand. Gillibrand accepted it.”

“One is inclined to call her a liar,” Parlato says of Gillibrand.

At least one witness, John Tighe, claims that Gillibrand sat at the NXIVM table at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.

“The very first time I ever met Gillibrand she was at an event for Hillary Clinton in the Hall of Springs in the State Park. This was in 2006. I was at a table with a Russian friend and Mike Roohan and his wife. I was on the Democratic committee at the time and was given two comp tickets. Gillibrand came up to me introduced herself and said she was running against John Sweeney. This was before all the stories of his drunken behavior came out. He was still congressman kickass at that time. I promised my support and wished her well. I then commented to Mike that with her baby voice and demeanor that she was a lightweight. Boy, was I wrong. But the kicker was when the mixing was over and Clinton went to speak. Gillibrand sat with one of the front tables. Yeah, the three front VIP tables were all brought by NXIVM and she was sitting with Nancy Salzman. You can quote me on that.”

Keith Raniere, the group’s leader who is known as Vanguard, and the group have been accused by former members of forcing women into sex slavery and branding them like cattle with Raniere’s initials.

Several women claimed that they were forced to hand over nude photos of themselves in case they disobeyed him and were forced to perform manual labor, according to the Page Six.

Of course, Gillibrand has denied knowing anything, claiming she had never heard of the group.

“Senator Gillibrand had never heard of this group until she recently read about them in the newspaper,” a spokesman for Gillibrand told the Washington Free Beacon in March 2018. “She is glad that federal and state prosecutors have taken action in this case.”

Right, sounds like Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah.  Completely oblivious to what her family and political accomplices were involved in until she read the papers, something she probably doesn’t even do.

US District Court Judge Rules Against California’s Unconstitutional Gun “Law”

On Friday, a US District Court Judge ruled that California’s new “law” that bans high-capacity gun magazines is “unconstitutional in its entirety.”  Of course, this is no surprise to those who actually believe the words of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, as well as the clear limitations of government to infringe in any way on the rights of the citizens to keep and bear arms of all kinds, including accessories that are used in conjunction with those arms.

“Individual liberty and freedom,” said US District Court Judge Roger Benitez, “are not outmoded concepts. This decision is a freedom calculus decided long ago by Colonists who cherished individual freedom more than the subservient security of a British ruler. The freedom they fought for was not free of cost then, and it is not free now.”

The ruling forbids California Attorney General Xavier Becerra from enforcing the state’s unconstitutional pretended legislation that does not allow for magazines that hold more than ten rounds.

“California’s law prohibiting acquisition and possession of magazines able to hold any more than 10 rounds places a severe restriction on the core right of self-defense of the home such that it amounts to a destruction of the right and is unconstitutional under any level of scrutiny,” he wrote in an 86-page decision.

Not only did the judge shoot down the illegal “law,” but he also took aim at the ridiculous notion that high-capacity magazines served little purpose when it comes to self-defense.

“In one year in California (2017), a population of 39 million people endured 56,609 robberies, 105,391 aggravated assaults, and 95,942 residential burglaries,” wrote Judge Benitez. “There were also 423 homicides in victims’ residences. There were no mass shootings in 2017.

“Nationally, the first study to assess the prevalence of defensive gun use estimated that there are 2.2 to 2.5 million defensive gun uses by civilians each year,” he added. “Of those, 340,000 to 400,000 defensive gun uses were situations where defenders believed that they had almost certainly saved a life by using the gun. Citizens often use a gun to defend against criminal attack.”

The judge also ripped into California representatives and the governor by declaring that they were, in essence, making them a victim which more criminals would prey on as they infringed on the God-given right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms while being oblivious to the fact that criminals could care less about their ban.

“A magazine is an essential mechanical part of a firearm,” said the judge.  “The size limit directly impairs one’s ability to defend one’s self. Neither magazines, nor rounds of ammunition, nor triggers, nor barrels are specifically mentioned in the Second Amendment. Neither are they mentioned in Heller. But without a right to keep and bear triggers, or barrels, or ammunition and the magazines that hold ammunition, the Second Amendment right would be meaningless.”

“California’s ban is far-reaching, absolute, and permanent,” the judge continued.  “The ban on acquisition and possession on magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds, together with the substantial criminal penalties threatening a law-abiding, responsible, citizen who desires such magazines to protect hearth and home, imposes a burden on the constitutional right that this Court judges as severe.”

“The magazine ban arbitrarily selects 10 rounds as the magazine capacity over which possession is unlawful.  The ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of ‘arms’ that is overwhelmingly chosen by American citizens for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” he ruled.

The National Rifle Association praised the ruling in a statement.

“Indeed, he characterized the California law as ‘turning the Constitution upside down.’  He also systematically dismantled each of the state’s purported justifications for the law, demonstrating the factual and legal inconsistencies of their claims.”

Benitez, a George W. Bush appointee who serves on the bench for the Southern District of California, also wrote that California’s ban unfairly impacts a wide swath of the state’s gun owners, as many choose to use magazines containing over 10 rounds for their defense.

Well done, Judge Benitez!  Finally, someone in the judicial system in California with a brain and seems to hold to constitutionality!

Congress Blasts Labor Secretary for Letting Billionaire Child Trafficking Pedophile “On the Loose”

On Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta appeared before a budget appropriations subcommittee to testify about the effectiveness of the Labor Department’s 2020 budget which calls for a 10 percent cut in programs affecting millions of workers. When it came time for Acosta to testify whether or not he could safeguard children from illegal labor practices and combat human trafficking, multiple lawmakers grilled him over the sweetheart deal he gave convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein who is also suspected of running a massive child sex trafficking ring.

During the testimony, Acosta defended his cuts to multiple programs, noting that the new budget provides “greater investment in programs that work, eliminates programs that do not, and generally bolsters opportunities for working Americans through common-sense reforms.’’

However, some of these cuts are to programs designed to stop child trafficking which makes very little “common sense” given the administration’s ostensible view on the matter. When the cuts to these programs designed to prevent human trafficking were brought up, lawmakers were given the green light to bring up the Epstein conspiracy.

“This is not the first time you have ignored human trafficking,’’ said Massachusetts representative Katherine Clark.

As TFTP has reported on multiple occasions, Epstein is a convicted child molester and sexually abused no less than 40 underage girls. Despite this fact, Acosta protected him while serving as a U.S. Attorney in Florida. Had Acosta actually prosecuted Epstein for his crimes, Epstein would have gone to prison for life.

However, instead of going to prison for life as he should’ve, considering the evidence against him, Epstein only got 13 months and was allowed to stay in the Palm Beach County Jail in his own private cell where he was allowed to leave the prison six days a week for “work release.”

In February, a federal judge made a bombshell ruling which stated that the prosecutors who worked under then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta—now Trump’s Labor Secretary—broke the law when handling the case of the billionaire pedophile.

According to the ruling, the prosecutors acted illegally when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by the New York hedge fund manager.

“The government aligned themselves with Epstein, working against his victims, for 11 years,’’ Brad Edwards, who represents Courtney Wild — Jane Doe No. 1 in the case — said. “Yes, this is a huge victory, but to make his victims suffer for 11 years, this should not have happened. Instead of admitting what they did, and doing the right thing, they spent 11 years fighting these girls.’’

As the Miami Herald—who has been critical in shining light on this darkest area—points out:

The deal, signed in 2007, was done in secret, and it was sealed so that no one could know how many girls Epstein abused or who else was involved in his scheme. Moreover, Acosta’s staff agreed to demands by Epstein’s lawyers that the victims not be made aware of the federal non-prosecution agreement until after it was signed and executed.

This illegal deal came up during the budget testimony on Wednesday.

“The judge found you broke the law, Mr. Acosta, when you chose not to tell the victims about this deal and you gave them the impression that the investigation was ongoing,’’ said Clark at the hearing. “Was the judge right?’’

Acosta attempted to avoid the question before Clark interrupted, saying, “I asked you a yes or no question.”

Still, Acosta avoided answering the question.

After Clark grilled him, Rep. Lois Frankel joined in and told the Labor Secretary “many people in my community are upset that you allowed a sexual predator on the loose.” 

Again, Acosta defended his position and noted that his actions sent Epstein to jail for 13 month—a laughable defense for a disgustingly lenient sentence and when we take a closer look, it’s not at all true.

Epstein never really went to jail. This was a fact admitted by Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw during a radio interview last week on WLRN. During the interview Bradshaw explained how Epstein spent almost no time in jail and had a private driver pick him up daily and drive him to his office where he was allowed to go about his life as normal.

“All we did was house him,’’ Bradshaw told Luis Hernandez, host of the station’s Sundial program, according to the Herald. “He met the criteria for work release. He was not adjudicated as a violent sex offender — he wasn’t even adjudicated as a sex offender.’’

Still, Acosta defends his actions.

“Let me just say I understand the frustration, but if the state prosecuted him, he was going to get off entirely …it was the work of our office that resulted in him going to jail and it was the work of our office that made it so the world was put on notice that he is a sex offender.’’

These claims are entirely unfounded as civil case after civil case have all been successfully leading to untold millions being paid out to his former victims, not to mention that the sheriff himself denied the fact that Epstein served any significant time behind bars.

Despite this glaring case of special privilege given to a person who preyed on dozens of children, Acosta was appointed to his position in the federal government, a disturbing notion indeed.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

The Number Of Americans With “No Religion” Has Increased By 266% Over The Last 3 Decades

Over the last 30 years, there has been a mass exodus out of organized religion in the United States.  Each year the needle has only moved a little bit, but over the long-term what we have witnessed has been nothing short of a seismic shift.  Never before in American history have we seen such dramatic movement away from the Christian faith, and this has enormous implications for the future of our nation.  According to a survey that was just released, the percentage of Americans that claim to have “no religion” has increased by 266 percent since 1991…

The number of Americans who identify as having no religion has risen 266 percent since 1991, to now tie statistically with the number of Catholics and Evangelicals, according to a new survey.

People with no religion – known as ‘nones’ among statisticians – account for 23.1 percent of the U.S. population, while Catholics make up 23 percent and Evangelicals account for 22.5 percent, according to the General Social Survey.

In other words, the “nones” are now officially the largest religious group in the United States.

At one time it would have been extremely difficult to imagine that one day the “nones” would someday surpass evangelical Christians, but it has actually happened.

And the biggest movement that we have seen has been among our young people.  According to a different survey, two-thirds of Christian young adults say that they stopped going to church at some point between the ages of 18 and 22

Large numbers of young adults who frequently attended Protestant worship services in high school are dropping out of church.

Two-thirds of young people say they stopped regularly going to church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, a new LifeWay Research surveyshows.

These are the exact same patterns that we saw happen in Europe, and now most of those countries are considered to be “post-Christian societies”.

The young adults of today are going to be the leaders of tomorrow, and they have a much higher percentage of “nones” than the population as a whole.  According to a study that was conducted a while back by PRRI, 39 percent of our young adults are “religiously unaffiliated” at this point…

Today, nearly four in ten (39%) young adults (ages 18-29) are religiously unaffiliated—three times the unaffiliated rate (13%) among seniors (ages 65 and older). While previous generations were also more likely to be religiously unaffiliated in their twenties, young adults today are nearly four times as likely as young adults a generation ago to identify as religiously unaffiliated. In 1986, for example, only 10% of young adults claimed no religious affiliation.

To go from 10 percent during Ronald Reagan’s second term to 39 percent today is an absolutely colossal shift.

Right now, only about 27 percent of U.S. Millennials attend church on a regular basis.  Most of them simply have no interest in being heavily involved in organized religion.

And even the young people that are involved in church do not seem very keen on sharing their faith with others.  According to one of the most shocking surveys that I have seen in a long time, 47 percent of Millennials that consider themselves to be “practicing Christians” believe that it is “wrong” to share the gospel with others

A new study from the California-based firm Barna Group, which compiles data on Christian trends in American culture, has revealed a staggering number of American millennials think evangelism is wrong.

The report, commissioned by the discipleship group Alpha USA, showed a whopping 47 percent of millennials — born between 1984 and 1998 — “agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith.”

These numbers are hard to believe, but they are from some of the most respected pollsters in the entire country.

Politically, these trends indicate that America is likely to continue to move to the left.  Those that have no religious affiliation are much, much more likely to be Democrats, and so this exodus away from organized religion is tremendous news for the Democratic Party.

In a previous article, I documented the fact that somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 churches in the United States are dying each year.

That means that more than 100 will die this week.

And thousands more are teetering on the brink.  In fact, most churches in America have less than 100 people attending each Sunday

A majority of churches have fewer than 100 people attending services each Sunday and have declined or nearly flatlined in membership growth, according to a new study from Exponential by LifeWay Research.

The study, which was conducted to help churches better understand growth in the pews, showed that most Protestant churches are not doing well attracting new Christian converts, reporting an average of less than one each month.

But even among all the bad news, there are some promising signs for the Christian faith.  The home church movement if flourishing all over the country, and many of those home fellowships are focused on getting back to the roots of the Christian faith.  All throughout history, there have been relentless attempts to destroy the Christian faith, and yet it is still the largest faith in the entire world.

However, there is no doubt that Christianity is in decline throughout the western world, and churches are dying one after another.

This is what one pastor had to say about the slow death of his church

‘My church is on the decline,’ he said. ‘We had 50 (congregants) in 2005 and now we have 15. We’re probably going to have to close (in a few years).’

‘Mainline Christianity is dying,’ he added. ‘It’s at least going away. It makes me feel more comfortable that it’s not my fault or my church’s fault. It’s part of a bigger trend that’s happening.’

John Adams, the second president of the United States, once said the following about our form of government…

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

As America has turned away from the Christian faith, we have become steadily less moral and steadily less religious.

If we continue down this path, many believe that the future of our nation is going to be quite bleak indeed.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

What In the World Has Happened To The America We Grew Up In?

Earlier today, my attention was directed to a thread on an Internet discussion forum that lamented how much America had changed over the years.  I don’t know exactly why, but the posts on that thread really touched me.  Those of us that are old enough to remember what America was like before the Internet grew up in a much simpler time.  Yes, we didn’t have all of the luxuries that we take for granted in 2019, but we found joy in the simple things and people were generally much happier.  Today, we seemingly have so much going for us, and yet people are lonelier, more disconnected and more depressed than ever before.  The suicide rate in the United States is up 34 percent since the year 2000, approximately 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and overdosing on drugs is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.  Clearly, our society is not heading in the right direction.

So that probably explains why a thread entitled “I Cry When I Think Back How Things Used To Be” got my attention so much.  This is what the author of the thread posted…

I can never go back to my early days growing up on the farm. Had time to enjoy each day, the warm sun the hay in the barn. Even with all the work there was to be done. Eating an apple off the tree, taking a long drink from the cool spring. Working the garden…..What the hell happened.

In just five sentences, this individual captured what so many of us have been feeling.

Of course, most of us didn’t grow up on a farm.  I certainly didn’t.  But without a doubt, there are lots of people out there that are saddened by the contrast between what America used to be and what America is today.

Another person that grew up near Boston also shared memories of simpler days

me too..

only it was just suburbs Boston.

actually, just sitting and talking with neighbors, drinking lemonade in summer as Boston is insanely humid then..

or even more recently, in Wisconsin.. listening to thunderstorms roll in.. the state is so flat you can see these beautiful storms for miles…

Once upon a time in America, people actually sat on their porches and talked with their neighbors.  I know that may sound quite strange to many of you, but it is true.

Sadly, most houses that are being built today don’t even have real front porches because they are considered to be a waste of space.

So what has caused such a dramatic shift in our country?

Well, the truth is that there are a lot of factors, but one that kept coming up over and over in the thread was social media.  Here is what one astute poster had to say

Social media made people cold, uncaring and combative.

People have lost their connection to one another. They’ve lost the drive to socialize and have friends and form solid connections. Instead they opt to argue, fight and divide themselves.

This has made society negative, bitter, and have no hope or joy for the future.

You arent sad because you look back into the past, you are sad because you are looking into the present and future and you realize the path humanity is currently on is a very bad one. A path that is very different than the path humanity was on not that long ago.

You don’t have to spend much time on social media to realize that a lot of people are downright nasty, mean and cruel.

It isn’t healthy to spend much time mentally immersed in that type of environment, but many of our young people are online almost constantly, and as a result, they are developing all sorts of problems

Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups.

Lead author Jean Twenge, a 47-year-old professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has spent much of her career studying the attitudes and beliefs of younger generations. Most recently, in 2017, Twenge published a pop-science book laying out her central argument that teens and young adults coming of age are especially lonely and disconnected, thanks in part to the growing abundance of social media and devices like smartphones. Her book is titled iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.

And one shocking study that was conducted not too long ago found a direct link between social media use and levels of depression and loneliness

new study concludes that there is in fact a causal link between the use of social media and negative effects on well-being, primarily depression and loneliness. The study was published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

“What we found overall is that if you use less social media, you are actually less depressed and less lonely, meaning that the decreased social media use is what causes that qualitative shift in your well-being,” said Jordyn Young, a co-author of the paper and a senior at the University of Pennsylvania.

The implications of this are staggering.  As Americans become more and more immersed in the online world, we are likely to become increasingly unhappy.

So is there anything that can be done?

Well, some are suggesting that the social media giants should change their algorithms

The solution is obvious: change the algorithms. Which is to say: make less money. Ha.They could even remove the algorithms entirely, switch back to Strict Chronological, and still make money — Twitter was profitable before stock options before it switched to an algorithmic feed, and its ad offerings were way less sophisticated back then — but it’s not about making money, it’s about making the most money possible, and that means algorithmically curated, engagement-driven, misery-inducing feeds.

Of course, that isn’t likely to happen, and it would probably only have a marginal impact anyway.

In the end, the reality of the matter is that technology is always going to be a part of our lives, but we need to strive to find proper balance.

Because those that spend too much time on the hate-filled Internet are in danger of turning out like this crazed woman

A crazed leftist with a mohawk attacked an elderly gentleman minding his own business inside of a Starbucks in Palo Alto, CA because he was wearing a red MAGA hat.

A ‘woman’ who goes by the name Parker Mankey, posted photos of the elderly Trump supporter to her Facebook page Monday and called on her Facebook friends to find out who the “freak” is and “confront him.”

Parker Mankey, who declared her support for Bernie Sanders, says screaming at him, stalking him and doxxing him is a way to fight back against Fascism.

Do you think that this woman would have turned out this way if she had been raised on a farm with no access to the Internet, television or the mainstream media?

Of course not.

What we regularly feed our minds determines what we will become.

The Internet can be used for great good, but there is also much online that is highly toxic.  And the more toxic the Internet becomes, the more toxic our nation as a whole will become.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Montana: Muslim Who Discussed Attacking Synagogue & Homosexual Club Arrested At Gun Range

Here is yet another jihad plotter who will be almost entirely ignored by the enemedia.

The average American has no idea of the extent of jihad plotting that continues in the United States.

Instead, we are constantly being clubbed on the head with stories about “islamophobia” and “backlash.”

No matter how high the body count goes, Muslims are always the victims.

“Feds: Man who discussed US attack arrested at gun range,” Associated Press, April 4, 2019:

BOZEMAN, Mont. — An Albanian national who talked about joining ISIS and attacking random people to avenge a shooting at a New Zealand mosque was arrested at a gun range in Montana, authorities said Thursday.

Fabjan Alameti, 21, appeared before a U.S magistrate judge Thursday on charges of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making false statements involving international and domestic terrorism.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ordered him detained for further proceedings.

Alameti’s federal public defender, John Rhodes, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.

The FBI had been tracking Alameti since he made pro-ISIS comments on Facebook in 2018, FBI Special Agent Matthew Duermeier said in a sworn statement filed with the court.

Starting in January of this year, Alameti spoke with a federal informant about fighting with the terrorist organization in Iraq and plotting an attack in the U.S. against a military facility, recruitment center, government building, “gay club” or Jewish temple, Duermeier said.

But Alameti also later said he would not carry out an attack on U.S. soil because the country had granted him citizenship, the FBI agent’s statement said.

Alameti told the informant he moved from his home in the Bronx to Bozeman last month because he hated his life in New York City, he was having family issues and he had a job interview in Montana, where it was easier to buy a gun, Duermeier said.

Alameti was traveling to Montana by bus on March 15 when a gunman opened fire in a Christchurch mosque and killed 50 people.

He asked the federal informant to send him a link to the video of the shooting because it would fuel him. “I will attack random people to avenge the blood,” Alameti told the informant, according to Duermeier….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Seismologists: California Is In An “Earthquake Drought”

According to scientists who study California’s seismic activity, the state is in an “earthquake drought.”  With fears of the “big one” and likely more fires to already worry about, the state has found itself in a precarious situation.

That “Prepper’s Mindset” we’ve so often referred to could come in handy if you live in California, or even in a state that borders it. But the earthquake drought is apparently, ongoing.  It has been almost five years since the state experienced its last earthquake of magnitude 6 or stronger, which occurred in Napa, according to the LA TimesBefore that, a quake that did a lot of damage in Mexicali in Southern California struck in 2010.

America STILL Lacks A ‘Culture Of Preparedness’ Even After Repeated Warnings

Experts have advised the West Coast to brace for the “Big One,” the earthquake that could destroy the state’s infrastructure and economy for years, forcing a mass migration east. “Earthquake rates are quite variable: We have a decade or two where we don’t have many earthquakes, and people expect that’s what California is always like,” said Elizabeth Cochran, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Eventually, “we’re going to dramatically see a change in earthquake rates.”

An earthquake drought certainly sounds like a catastrophic apocalyptic event, however, the scientists seem to be merely wanting people warned as a means to prepare for the worst (which we should all be doing anyway.) This urgent alert comes as “memories” of other massive quakes have faded in the minds of people, therefore, it is no longer a priority to be prepared. The experts have added that Californians should ignore the warnings of this “earthquake drought” at their own peril.

“Along the main plate boundary faults, we are in a deficit of earthquakes in the last 100 years,” said Tom Rockwell, a San Diego State paleoseismologist. “At some point, that’s going to change. We’re going to have some big earthquakes.”  Those quakes will occur when the force on the plates under the surface of the Earth finally need to relieve the pressure, causing damages.

FEMA Preps For the Big One: “Involves A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Along Cascadia Subduction Zone”

There may be periods “where things get kind of all locked up and no earthquakes happen for a while. You store a lot of strain in the Earth’s crust,” said Tom Jordan, USC professor of geophysics. “Once it gets going, it’s like a set of dominoes. You might get multiple events if you have enough strain energy stored in the crust because it’s been a long time since an earthquake.”

Preparedness is a mindset, and once you achieve it, comes with a peace of mind that only can be described as euphoric. If your finances don’t allow you to buy and store extra food or water just yet, get your mindset right, and the rest will follow.

The 10 Daily Habits of Prepared People

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

Ousted Oklahoma Judge Turned Florida Attorney Michael Chionopoulos Involved In Possible Malpractice In Depriving Rape Victim Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

As I have asked many times, where is Governor DeSantis?  Where is Attorney General Ashley Moody and where in God’s name is the Florida Bar?  The case in Florida against Deanna Williams, a victim of rape, is enough to not only move the hearts of law-abiding Americans, but enough to make the blood of those same Americans boil when it comes to what appears to be utter corruption and malpractice, as well as possible collusion between attorneys to deprive a rape victim of hundreds of thousands of dollars, including a former Oklahoma judge, Michael Chionopoulos.

If you are unfamiliar with the case of Deanna Williams, please have a look at the previous articles to be up to speed on it.

Florida attorney Michael Chionopolis represented Deanna Williams in a case brought against her, which the appellate court in Florida ruled there was no basis to bring against her.  

However, before I divulge what Chionopoulos did in Williams’ case, which any man with a conscience would have gone to any lengths to reconcile, let me give you a bit of background on Mr. Chionopoulos.

In a report from 2006, we know that Chionopoulos was a divorce judge in Oklahoma.  He was also voted to be replaced after district judges voted to remove him because of “inappropriate behavior with female attorneys, female law students and women with cases before him.”

Chionopoulos’ position was considered a special position that was the result of district judges hiring him.

Nolan Clay reported for The Oklahoman at the time:

Among the accusations is that Chionopoulos ordered an attractive stripper in a child-custody case to personally deliver to him the results of drug tests every Friday.

“He took her into his office by himself. … It’s unethical,” said her attorney, Steven Holden. “No other judge I’ve ever met would ask a litigant into his office and close the door and spend two hours with them while a case is ongoing or afterward, ever.”

He allegedly told another woman going through a divorce, “I wish I would have met you before I met my wife,” according to a written complaint given to district judges.

Other complaints
Attorneys reported the judge acted too familiar and flirty with female attorneys.

Attorneys also reported the judge treated female attorneys more harshly than male attorneys, being nice, mean, then nice again.

“It was strange,” attorney Doug Merritt said. “There were multiple incidents. That was part of the problem.”

Several female attorneys reported Chionopoulos would call them repeatedly on their cell phones, sometimes late at night.

“It was just kind of weird,” said attorney Michelle Roper, who gathered the information given to the judges. “A lot of phone calls, I avoided. … The latest one from my cell phone records was 10:30 … on a Friday night.”

Another attorney reported he touched her inappropriately on the back.

Understand that Chionopoulos was a senior vice president and general counsel of a public company in Oklahoma before serving with the U.S. Army in the Middle East during 2003.

This is a guy that should know better.

However, he moved to Florida and established a business as an attorney.

According to information provided to The Washington Standard, an anonymous source has confirmed that there is evidence that he has continued this behavior as an attorney in the state of Florida.

Mr. Chionopoulos has not only been conducting himself in this fashion with clients, but has also admitted by affidavit with the court in Florida that he “made an error” regarding a client of his, Deanna Williams.

Mr. Chionopoulos has been contacted no less than four times to retain a comment from him about his negligence regarding an agreed order in which he turned over at least $200,000 from his client, Ms. Williams, without her permission. He admits in the affidavit below, which was part of a motion he filed with the court, he admits it was his error, but he never sought a hearing to rescind the order and have Ms. Williams’ money retunred to her.

Here’s the court record dated June 1, 2018.

In the same motion, Chionopoulos says the error was his and his alone. He claims, “Ms. Williams is attempting to resolve a deeply personal and sensitive matter,  which has caused significant strife in other areas of her life.  The funds mentioned in the paragraph at issue in the Order are necessary for WILLIAMS to save her home in an unrelated matter.”

Chionopoulos acknowledges in the documents filed 6/13/2019 that it was his fault for misunderstanding and then not reading the agreement sent to him by Scott Mager of Mager Paruas, in which Chionopoulus turned over all future payments from a rape settlement case that Ms. Williams had coming to her to Scott Mager.

However, the question remains, if Chionopoulos really cared about his client, why did he not file for a hearing so that the judge could actually hear the “error” and reverse the order?  Was it so that time would run out and that Mr. Mager would be $200,000 richer and that Ms. Williams would be vulnerable to his and the court’s threats, seeing that she would no longer have any money to fight against such oppression?  It sure seems that way.

That’s not all.

Emails obtained by The Washington Standard between Mr. Chionopoulos and Scott Mager that the goal in the case against Ms. Williams seems to be to cause as much harm to her as possible in order to obtain a bigger prize… a lawsuit against attorney Gloria Allred.

Understand that Mager Paruas was allowed in the case by a judge that was busted in a prostitution sting after turning over stolen funds of $100,000 to Scott Mager by Ms. Williams previous attorney, G. Ware Cornell.  When Cornell was contacted by The Washington Standard, he claimed that he had “inherent rights” to intercept a payment of $200,000 to Ms. Williams despite the fact that no written authorization was given to him to do so and in direct contradiction of his retainer agreement with Ms. Williams.

The email from Mr. Mager, however, seems to imply that there is a manipulation of both Mr. Chionopoulos and Ms. Williams.

Mr. Mager wrote:

‘As you also know, we were entitled to the original $200,000 that was paid at the time of the trial/judgments.  As a special courtesy to YOU (and we would not have done this for anyone else), and in specific reliance upon your client’s agreed upon cooperation to help us secure payment of our judgment, we released $100,000 of that entitled-to money to your client.”

Nothing in the court record that I can find at LeeClerk.gov indicates that Mager had anything to do with the distribution of funds that were intercepted unauthorized by Mr. Cornell by Ms. Williams.  In fact, the order is by the corrupt judge, Jay B. Rosman, the man busted in a prostitute ring sting.  Was there a back door deal somewhere?  Perhaps in the chambers of the judge and off the record by a judge that was busted in a prostitution ring sting just weeks later?  It certainly is possible.

Both Mr. Mager and Mr. Chionopoulus have failed to return numerous phone calls from The Washington Standard for comment.  It appears that Mr. Mager failed to comply with working with Ms. Williams in setting up a deposition last month, which resulted in the judge in the case issuing an arrest warrant for Ms. Williams while Mr. Mager’s firm continues to push her for a deposition on April 17, 2018, long after the court deadline of March 27.

Ms. Williams has at least $200,000 stolen from her by one of her attorneys.  She has had another $200,000 given to Scott Mager, who had no interest in the original case whatsoever and that an appellate court ruled that the attorneys going after her provided no evidence for even freezing her assets, because of either negligence, malpractice or collusion by her attorney at the time, Michael Chionopoulus.

I mention collusion simply because I find it incredibly hard to believe that both Chionopoulous and Cornell had discussions with Scott Mager and just after those discussions, the woman who has paid them handsomely to represent her is out of nearly $400,000, of which $100,000 was reissued to her by an alleged criminal judge who got off without so much as a slap on the wrist.

Now, Mr. Mager is using the court to go after Ms. Williams after setting up an appropriate time for deposition to the point that he has demanded the court enforce the contempt issue against Ms. Williams and arrest her.

I ask, where is the governor, the attorney general and the Florida Bar?

When is someone going to step forward, put the brakes on all of this and settle this matter fairly and justly in the light of day with proper representation for Ms. Williams?  Furthermore, when will someone come forward from the Florida Bar and actually begin the investigation into the allegations of malpractice, fraud and theft in the matter?

We can’t make America great again if we don’t stand up for the weak against injustice.  Who knows when you will need someone to stand up for you!

You can contact Governor DeSantis on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-7146

Email Governor DeSantis

Email Lt. Governor Nuñez 

Additionally, you can contact Attorney General Ashley Moody on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

(850) 414-3300

Finally, it may even help to contact the Florida Bar on Ms. Williams’ behalf to see if they will begin to investigate ethics violations, negligence and corruption that appears to have taken place with regards to Ms. Williams’ representation, legal agreements and rulings by judges in the cases.

The Florida Bar contact information:

The Florida Bar 
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

(850)561-5600

By Email

If You Are Compelled To Help Ms. Williams With Funds To Acquire An Attorney, Which Will Cost $15,000 In Order To Retain One, In Order To Help Her Fight Back, Along With Money To Simply Survive, Please Click Here To Donate To Her Go Fund Me Account.

This weekend, I’ll be releasing a bombshell in this story, and you don’t want to miss it.  Share it far and wide and let’s help this woman take on those who have used the court to weaponize it against her, as well as the attorneys who have failed to represent her properly.

UPDATE: 04-07-2019. Mr. Chionopoulos contacted me after midnight, early Saturday morning when I was asleep. Upon returning his call later that morning and being asked about why he failed to follow through with a hearing on the motion presented in which he admitted the “error,” Mr. Chionopoulos deflected to a previous agreed order that Ms. Williams signed over the $200,000 intercepted illegally by Mr. Cornell, but never addressed his own failure to represent his client and his own failure to follow through to retrieve another $200,000 that went to Mr. Mager. “Write what you want,” was his reply.

Was Jeremiah 11:11 Repeatedly Inserted Into The Movie ‘Us’ To Send A Cryptic Message About America’s Future?

As soon as Jordan Peele’s smash hit “Us” was released in theaters, hundreds of thousands of people started searching Google for Jeremiah 11:11.  We are never told what it actually says, but it appears repeatedly throughout the film.  As you will see below, there is a lot of speculation that it was inserted for more than just entertainment value.  Many have noted that the entire movie appears to be some sort of a metaphor for America as a whole, and even the title “Us” could also be interpreted as “U.S.” if you just use a little imagination.  I know that this article is a departure from what I normally write about, but stick with me because I think that you will get my point by the end.

Us” stars Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and right at the opening there is a homeless man holding a cardboard sign that says “Jeremiah 11:11”.  But that is not the only time it appears.  Subsequently, either “Jeremiah 11:11” or “11:11” keeps popping up throughout the film

11:11 was seen numerous times throughout the movie. We saw it first on the homeless man’s sign at the fair in Adelaide’s flashback, which reads Jeremiah 11:11, alluding to the biblical scripture. Later on, the Tethered version of the man has “1111” gouged in his forehead. Young Adelaide’s “Thriller” shirt that her dad wins for her is prize number 11:11.

As the Wilsons settle into their vacation home, the number 11 pops up everywhere. Like when Gabe’s watching the Giants game, the score is tied 11-11, and when Adelaide is tucking Jason in at night, the clock, it’s 11:11.

Clearly, an all-effort was being made to draw our attention to Jeremiah 11:11, but nowhere in the movie are we given the text of the verse.  Here is what it says in the Modern English Version

Therefore thus says the Lord, Surely, I will bring calamity upon them which they will not be able to escape. And though they cry to Me, I will not listen to them.

That is a very ominous verse, and it comes in the context of an entire chapter in which Jeremiah is warning the people of Jerusalem that judgment is coming because they have violated their covenant with God.  The following comes from Screenrant.com

Chapter 11 of the Book of Jeremiah, where the quote in Us comes from, warns of a covenant that has been broken between God and the people of Judah and Jerusalem, and the suffering that will follow as a result of this broken covenant. The chapter recalls the agreement made between God and the people of Israel during their Exodus from Egypt that they would be obedient to the word of God: “Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart.” This takes us up to Jeremiah 11:11, where God promises to bring evil upon the people as punishment for breaking their ancestors’ covenant, and warns that he will not listen to their cries.

And pop culture site Denofgeek.com has pointed out that just like the ancient people of Judah, we also have our own “false idols”, and this is a major theme in “Us”…

The people of Judah are being punished for worshipping false idols. In a modern sense, the sort of things that have become our false idols are money, celebrity, technology, media etc. We see Elisabeth Moss’ family who also have Tethered equivalents constantly worshipping these false idols, always on the phone, spending lots of money etc., relying on a digital butler named Ophelia.

Normally horror movies are not this deep.

Usually, there is just a bunch of blood and gore, and most of them are definitely not worth watching.

But in this one, it appears that someone was either intentionally or unintentionally trying to send some sort of message, and once this film was released “Jeremiah 11:11” suddenly became one of the hottest search terms on Google

But it was the film’s inclusion of a Bible verse, Jeremiah 11:11, that drove moviegoers to Google. The verse ranked No. 12 on Google Trends on Thursday, opening night, with more than 200,000 searches taking place that day alone. The film’s title ranked No. 2 the same day.

Additionally, Jeremiah 11:11 was the most-searched verse at BibleStudyTools.com for the weekend.

“Us” has only been out for two weeks, and it has already made 127 million dollars.  It is already being called a classic, and millions upon millions of Americans will end up seeing it.

There is a lot of speculation about what message the creators of this film were intending to send, but one magazine writer believes that she has it all figured out.  According to her, Jeremiah 11:11 is a prophecy for America…

What it means in relation to the film: Red, Adelaide’s Tethered, believes herself to be chosen by God to lead the Untethering. As the leader of the rebellion (and the Tethered with the biggest chip on her shoulder), she is responsible for the indoctrination of the doppelgängers against their counterparts up above.

The Untethering, explains Red in the creepiest way possible, is the “disaster they cannot escape,” the karma for the government’s unnatural science experiment that resulted in the existence of the Tethered as well as for the cruel mistreatment that followed their creation. In this story, Jeremiah 11:11 is a prophesy for America. The day of reckoning has finally arrived.

For years, people all over the world have been seeing 11:11 everywhere.  If you have never encountered this phenomenon, just Google “11:11” and you will see what I am talking about.

There has always been a lot of debate about the nature of the 11:11 phenomenon.  Some people believe that it is clearly evil, others see it as a positive thing, and of course, atheists think that it is just a bunch of nonsense.

But I have never seen the 11:11 phenomenon linked with Jeremiah 11:11, and Peele was clearly trying to link the two in this film.

Could it be possible that a horror movie, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is being used to deliver a warning about the future of America?

In the end, perhaps we are making too much of a silly horror film.

But there are two things that we should all be able to agree upon.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans are suddenly reading the ominous warning in Jeremiah 11:11, and a “day of reckoning” is definitely coming for America.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Louis Farrakhan Claims To Be Jesus In ‘Saviour’s Day’ Address: ‘I Am The Messiah’

Farrakhan is the poster boy for the new Democrats and their genocidal party. Farrakhan, at a 2018 Saviour’s Day event in Chicago, said Jews were “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior” seen in Hollywood. So it is no surprise that he would say something like this: “Jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews.”

Evil exists in the world.

What is horrific is the left’s exaltation of these barbarians.

Women’s March leaders Linda Sharia Sarsour and Tamika Mallory love Farrakhan and won’t distance themselves from him.

The political and academic left is far too hospitable to Jew-haters.

“Farrakhan claims to be Jesus in ‘Saviours’ Day’ address: ‘I am the Messiah,’” by Caleb Parke, Fox News, April 4, 2019 (thanks to Wendy):

Why won’t Twitter remove Louis Farrakhan’s hate speech?

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has reportedly led a chant of “death to America” and recently called for a separate state for black Americans, has made more controversial comments, claiming to be Jesus and clarifying his “anti-termite” statement.

Farrakhan made many shocking claims during NOI’s Saviours’ Day keynote address in February at the United Center arena in Chicago. He told Rep. Ilhan Omar “you have nothing to apologize for,” and he praised her fellow colleague freshman, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The preacher of Islam then appeared to mock one of the most famous passages from the Bible, John 3:16:

“God does not love this world. God never sent Jesus to die for this world. Jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews. He never was on a cross, there was no Calvary for that Jesus,” Farrakhan said.

Instead, he said, Jesus’s name would live until the one that came that he was prefigured for.

“The real story is what I tried to tell you from the beginning. It didn’t happen back there. It’s happening right while you’re alive looking at it,” Farrakhan told the audience. “I represent the Messiah. I represent the Jesus and I am that Jesus. If I am not, take my life.”

Farrakhan said he makes the deaf hear and dumb speak, and he added: “when I made the call in 1995 to Black people, with the Million Man March, that was like Jesus calling Lazarus and Lazarus came forth.”

He said the cross is for him.

“Some of you do today reject because the white man told you I’m an evil man, I’m a hater, I’m an anti-Semite. I hate Jewish people, I hate gay people. Here I am in front of you. I represent the Jesus that saves. I don’t represent somebody that came to judge you and me for our errors and mistakes…Everywhere I went I found myself rejected. My black people, they accepted me. But now white people are frightening the hell out of black people. College presidents are punished for allowing me or anyone that represents me to come on the college campus because they fear what’s in my mouth from my teacher the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”

Farrakhan said the “anti-termite” reference was not to all Jews but “the richest 10 percent of Americans” who own “84 percent of all stocks.”…

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Georgia: Mom Charged With Crime Because Her 3-Year-Old Son Couldn’t Hold It & Peed Outside

Richmond County, GA — Police officers in America have what is called ‘officer discretion’ as one of their many tools—meaning that if a police officer wants to let you go for a violation he or she thinks didn’t cause any harm, they can do just that. While they can’t make these decisions in cases of murder or other felonies, cops can most assuredly choose to ‘look the other way’ in instances like toddlers not being able to hold themselves and peeing in public. However, a deputy in Richmond County, Georgia chose to charge a mother with a crime for that very same thing.

Anyone who has had children knows that potty training isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. And, when your newly diaper-less toddler says they have to go—they have to go.

This very scenario played out last month when Brooke Johns was driving her son Cohen home. Johns, who is 8 months pregnant was driving down Sandbar Ferry Road when Cohen let her know that he had to pee.

“He’s like, ‘Mom, I’ve got to pee. I’ve got to pee!’ I was like, ‘Well, hold on,’ and he’s like, ‘No! I’ve GOT to pee! I’ve got to REALLY pee.’ And I’m like, ‘Baby, there’s nowhere for me to go, and he says, ‘Momma, I’m about to pee in my pants!’” Johns said.

Not wanting her son to pee in his car seat, Johns found the closest gas station and pulled in. But she had waited too long and Cohen had to go right then. Because she is 8 months pregnant, Johns couldn’t pick up her son to carry him into the gas station, so he dropped his pants right there and started going.

“I can’t pick him up,” Johns said of her current pregnant status. “You know, I’m not supposed to lift him.”

Cohen had to go so bad, he couldn’t wait to walk in, so being the three-year-old that he is, he made the executive decision to use the parking lot.

“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go,” Johns said.

As the little boy relieved himself in the parking lot, a deputy rolled up and decided that this wasn’t okay.

“Accidents happen. And he was like, ‘Take him in the bathroom.’ What if I would have ran in the bathroom and someone had been in there? What was I going to let him do? Pee on the floor of the gas station?” Johns said.

Nevertheless, this cop had a job to do, so he had no other choice but to charge this mother with a crime. Instead of realizing that the 8 month pregnant mother couldn’t get her son to the bathroom in time, and the three-year-old had no other choice but to pee where he stood, this cop was sure a crime had been committed, so he hit the expectant mother with a charge of disorderly conduct.

PARENTS: We've all had potty-training emergencies, but this one is NEXT LEVEL.This (very pregnant) Beech Island mother…

Posted by Meredith Anderson WRDW on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On the citation for disorderly conduct, the deputy wrote that “she allowed her male child to urinate in the parking lot. I observed the male’s genitals and the urination. Public restrooms are offered at the location.”

Johns says she is not backing down without a fight and like so many of the parents who have commented on the Facebook post about this citation, she just wants to know why he would charge her for such an innocent situation. Johns told WRDW that she is going to court at the end of the month to fight it.

“I’m going to court April 30,” Brooke said. “Several days before I am due. Yeah, I could extend it, but I would rather deal with it when I’m pregnant. Not when I have a newborn.”

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Horrifying Medieval Diseases Are Making a Comeback: “It’s a Public Health Crisis”

A recent report from Kaiser Health News raises serious concerns about the spread of “medieval diseases” that are resurging in some parts of the US.

“Infectious diseases — some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages — are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard,” the report explains.

Los Angeles recently experienced an outbreak of typhus — a disease spread by infected fleas on rats and other animals — in downtown streets. Officials briefly closed part of City Hall after reporting that rodents had invaded the building.

People in Washington state have been infected with Shigella bacteria, which is spread through feces and causes the diarrheal disease shigellosis, as well as Bartonella quintana, which spreads through body lice and causes trench fever.

Hepatitis A, also spread primarily through feces, infected more than 1,000 people in Southern California in the past two years. The disease also has erupted in New Mexico, Ohio and Kentucky, primarily among people who are homeless or use drugs. (source)

These diseases will eventually spread to the public.

While the outbreaks are occurring primarily among the homeless, public health officials warn that these diseases can easily spread outside of that population.

Terms like “disaster” and “public health crisis” are being used to describe the outbreaks.

In his State of the State speech in February, California Governor Gavin Newsom warned, “Our homeless crisis is increasingly becoming a public health crisis,” citing outbreaks of hepatitis A in San Diego County, syphilis in Sonoma County, and typhus in Los Angeles County.

“Typhus,” he said. “A medieval disease. In California. In 2019.”

The diseases sometimes are referred to as “medieval” because people in that era lived in squalid conditions without clean water or sewage treatment, said Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine and public health at UCLA.

The growing homeless population means more outbreaks are likely.

The report goes on to explain that the homeless population has grown in the past two years, and infectious diseases spread quickly and widely among those who are living outside or in shelters.

“About 553,000 people were homeless at the end of 2018, and nearly one-quarter of homeless people live in California,” the report says.

Sidewalks contaminated with human feces, crowded living conditions, weakened immune systems and limited access to health care are all factors contributing to the proliferation of these medieval diseases.

People living on the streets or in homeless shelters are vulnerable to such outbreaks because their weakened immune systems are worsened by stress, malnutrition. and sleep deprivation. Many also have mental illness and substance abuse disorders, which can make it harder for them to stay healthy or get health care. (source)

Dr. Glenn Lopez, a physician with St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, who treats homeless patients in Los Angeles County, described what conditions are like for people living on the streets.

“The hygiene situation is just horrendous. It becomes just like a Third World environment where their human feces contaminate the areas where they are eating and sleeping,” he said.

Don’t be fooled into thinking you are safe from these diseases.

Those infectious diseases are not limited to homeless populations, Lopez warned. “Even someone who believes they are protected from these infections are not.”

At least one Los Angeles city staffer said she contracted typhus in City Hall last fall. And San Diego County officials warned in 2017 that diners at a well-known restaurant were at risk of hepatitis A.

There were 167 cases of typhus from Jan. 1, 2018, through Feb. 1 of this year, up from 125 in 2013 and 13 in 2008, according to the California Public Health Department. (source)

Typhus is a bacterial infection that can cause a high fever, stomach pain, and chills. It usually can be treated with antibiotics. Outbreaks are more common in overcrowded and trash-filled areas that attract rats. Clusters of the flea-borne disease were reported in downtown Los Angeles and Compton last fall. Health officials said they also have occurred in Pasadena, likely due to people feeding stray cats that are carrying fleas.

In February, the county announced another outbreak in downtown Los Angeles that infected nine people, six of whom were homeless. After city workers said they saw rodent droppings in City Hall, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson briefly shut down his office to rip up the rugs, and he also called for an investigation and more cleaning. (source)

There were 948 cases of hepatitis A in 2017 and 178 in 2018 and 2019, the state public health department said. That outbreak killed 21 people.

Hepatitis A is caused by a virus and is usually transmitted when people come in contact with feces of infected people. Most people eventually recover on their own, but the disease can be very serious for those with preexisting liver conditions.

Pneumonia and tuberculosis also occur among homeless populations, but are more often seen in shelters.

Infectious disease outbreaks are a public health disaster.

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, the health officer for Seattle and King County, Washington, said the infections around the country are not surprising. The lack of attention to housing and health care for the homeless and the lack of bathrooms and places to wash hands are contributing to the problem, he explained.

“It’s a public health disaster,” he said. He has seen shigellosis, trench fever, and skin infections among homeless populations in his region.

“It really is unconscionable,” said Bobby Watts, CEO of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, a policy and advocacy organization. “These are all preventable diseases.”

These diseases will become a widespread problem if the SHTF.

If outbreaks like these are beginning to spread among the population now, can you imagine what things will be like if the SHTF?

If you think it can’t happen here, you’d be mistaken.

Just take a look at what happened in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit. Selco has outlined – in tragic detail – what life was like after SHTF after the Balkan War of the 90s.

In the article Venezuela Faces the Return of Forgotten Diseases, Jose explained that tuberculosis, diptheria, ehrlichiosis (a tropical variation of Lyme disease), and leishmaniasis are spreading quickly and are hard to treat due to the lack of medication and proper nutrition.

As Lizzie Bennett explained in Disease: 10 Conditions That Will Become Far More Common After A Collapse, “Many diseases are opportunists, they will surface at a time the conditions are right for them to flourish and most often this is at a time when humans really could do with concentrating on other stuff.” She goes on to outline ten diseases (typhoid is one of them) “that will make their presence felt after a major, long term, disaster be it war, societal collapse or in some cases even an economic downturn.”

For more on avoiding infection with the contagious disease now and after SHTF, please see 5 Simple Pieces of LIFESAVING Medical Knowledge and The Grim Reality of Survival Medicine in Austere Conditions.

Article posted with permission from The Organic Prepper

DOJ & FBI Sued For Top Officials’ Communications About Russian Interference in 2016 Elections

Now, that it’s been confirmed that the Russian Collusion scam was nothing more than a conspiracy theory cooked up by the Hillary Clinton campaign that was disseminated by the FBI, the media and the Democrat Party, it’s on to what the real story is about the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI to obtain communications records from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as well as then-FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the Office of General Counsel regarding possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections in the united States.

The original May 21, 2018 FOIA request sought from the DOJ:

All records of internal DOJ communications, including emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text messages or instant chats, of officials in the offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General regarding possible Russian involvement and/or interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The original May 21, 2018 FOIA request to the FBI was similar in its request:

All records of internal FBI communications, including emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text messages or instant chats, of officials in the offices of the FBI Director, FBI Deputy Director and Office of General Counsel regarding possible Russian involvement and/or interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Like everything else, both agencies dragged their feet and as a result, they failed once again to respond to the FOIA requests.

The communications that were being sought dated between January 2016 and May 2017.

Judicial Watch reports:

In July 2018 the DOJ claimed that it needed additional time to respond to Judicial Watch’s request but has since been unresponsive. The DOJ’s answer to Judicial Watch is due April 21, 2019.

The FBI asserted in June 2018 that all records responsive to the request were exempt from disclosure, claiming that release would result in interference with law enforcement proceedings.

This is the latest FOIA lawsuit in Judicial Watch’s ongoing, in-depth investigation regarding the FBI’s involvement in the Russian investigation. Judicial Watch’s extensive investigation includes discovering information on the Clinton funded anti-Trump dossier and its use to obtain FISA warrants in order to spy on the Trump campaign; politically biased messages against President Trump between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page; the leaking of former FBI Director Comey’s memos; and the relationship between FBI official Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explained, “Americans deserve to know the truth about what the corrupted DOJ and FBI leadership were saying when they were ginning up the bogus Russia investigation.  The targeting of President Trump by the Obama administration and the Deep State.”

My guess is that we are probably going to discover that there really wasn’t all the interference we’ve been led to believe by the Russians.  Rather, we already know that social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter were actively involved in manipulating news and commentary regarding the election, and on top of that, we know there was a ton of voter fraud around the country.

When are we going to stop pointing the finger at foreign countries and take care of our own corruption?

7 Women Come Forward To Accuse Former Vice President Joe Biden

It’s absolutely amazing this man held any public office, especially the office of vice president.  Even more concerning is his bid for the White House in 2020, after his embarrassment as the usurper’s VP.  Still, as we have reported with documented video evidence, Joe Biden clearly cannot keep his hands nor his lips to himself.  One wonders if he has kept other parts of his anatomy to only his wife and himself.  It looks like the Deep State doesn’t want Biden in the White House in 2020 and so they are sending the CIA-controlled media after him about things that are actually true.

The Washington Post reports:

Biden addressed critics in a video posted to Twitter as three additional women told The Washington Post on Wednesday about encounters with him that made them feel uncomfortable. Their stories bring the total number of people who have expressed concerns about alleged interactions with Biden to seven.

Wow, former Senator Al Franken took quite a while to get that many accusers and look, basically within a week, Biden has done it with ease.  No doubt, there are hundreds if not thousands to whom Biden has acted inappropriately, and no doubt, many more are to emerge in the coming days.

WaPo adds:

Vail Kohnert-Yount said she was a White House intern in the spring of 2013 and one day tried to exit the basement of the West Wing when she was asked to step aside so Biden could enter. After she moved out of the way, she said, Biden approached her to introduce himself and shake her hand.

“He then put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead while he talked to me. I was so shocked that it was hard to focus on what he was saying. I remember he told me I was a ‘pretty girl,’ ” Kohnert-Yount said in a statement to The Post.

Of course, Biden sought to exercise some damage control and issued a video on Wednesday in an attempt to justify his behavior.


<p\>Biden acknowledged shifting social norms and promised to be “more respectful of people’s personal space,” he defended his style of interacting and did not offer an apology.

“I’ll be much more mindful. That is my responsibility, my responsibility, and I’ll meet it. But I’ll always believe governing, quite frankly, and life, for that matter, is about connecting, about connecting with people. That won’t change,” Biden said in the video.

Everyone understands a hug from people you know, but we’ve all seen how Biden does lengthy hugs, has his hands everywhere and kissing and just being all around creepy.  He isn’t encouraging any of the women I’ve seen.  Does it appear that way to you?

In fact, it’s interesting that he’s just now saying he gets it about personal space.  I thought he said he understood that in 2018.

“Nothing justifies a man laying a hand on a woman without her consent. Look, you need consent,” Biden said in an April 2018 video interview with feminist media outlet Makers.

Notice the “Never, never, never, never…” comments he makes about it.

Let those “nevers” be that he serves in public office again.

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media

US Muslim Soldier Suing Army – Claims She Was Forced To Remove Hijab In Front Of Others

“Though her MEO complaint was reportedly found to be ‘unsubstantiated,’ Valdovinos told the publication she now intends to take legal action against the U.S. Army for infringing upon her First Amendment rights by violating her freedom of religion. However, according to a statement from Valdovinos’s brigade officer that was obtained by Yahoo!, a commander’s inquiry into her allegations was found to have ‘concluded that the senior non-commissioned officer acted appropriately by enforcing the proper wear of the hijab, in compliance with Army Regulations.’”

So, an inquiry determined that her claims were unfounded, and she is suing anyway.

Armies have uniforms to avoid this sort of thing.

The idea of a uniform is to signify that various individuals are submitting — voluntarily, it’s a volunteer army — to a common purpose, and putting aside their differences in the service of a greater unity.

Is Cesilia Valdovinos doing that?

It’s noteworthy that we have seen Muslims claiming victim status many times before, and making false claims about being mistreated or brutalized: victimhood is a big business these days, and brings the victim many perks.

Is that what we are seeing here?

“Muslim soldier says she will sue Army for allegedly forcing her to remove hijab,” by Aris Folley, The Hill, April 3, 2019:

A Muslim soldier said she is preparing to sue the U.S. Army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced her to remove her hijab in front of others.

Sgt. Cesilia Valdovinos, a member the 704th Brigade Support Battalion who converted to Islam in 2016, told Yahoo! in a recent interview that her brigade commander, Col. David Zinn, granted her permission in June to wear a hijab while in uniform.

But Valdovinos told the publication that from that time forward, she experienced “extremely hateful” behavior because of her religion.

“I got called a ‘terrorist.’ I got called ‘ISIS.’ I hear comments that I’m the reason why 9/11 happened,” Valdovinos told Yahoo!. “There’s a lot of anger and animosity.”

Valdovinos said she filed a complaint with the military’s Equal Opportunity Office last month, however, after her command sergeant major allegedly pulled her out of rank and ordered her to remove her head covering in front of her colleagues.

“I felt embarrassed and religiously raped in a sense,” Valdovinos said in an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a nonprofit advocacy organization that is currently representing her, according to Yahoo!.

“My religious preference is only to unveil in front of my husband in the comfort of my own home,” she continued.

With the help of MRFF, Valdovinos reportedly filed an official complaint with the Military Equal Opportunity Office (MEO) over the incident shortly thereafter.

In the complaint, Valdovinos reportedly alleges she was removed from her post as a “culinary arts specialist” because of her “religious preference to not handle pork” and claims she was referred to as “the girl with the hood” by her sergeant, among a number of other incidents, according to Yahoo.

Though her MEO complaint was reportedly found to be “unsubstantiated,” Valdovinos told the publication she now intends to take legal action against the U.S. Army for infringing upon her First Amendment rights by violating her freedom of religion.

However, according to a statement from Valdovinos’s brigade officer that was obtained by Yahoo!, a commander’s inquiry into her allegations was found to have “concluded that the senior non-commissioned officer acted appropriately by enforcing the proper wear of the hijab, in compliance with Army Regulations.”…

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Mississippi: Cop Gets 20 Years for Having Sex with Fellow Cop as Her Child Died in Hot Patrol Car

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 has learned 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.

Former Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker will spend the next 20 years behind bars for the death of her three-year-old daughter. Her sentence was handed down on Monday by Judge Lawrence Bourgeois, who told Barker that she failed in her responsibility to “protect and serve” as a mother and as a police officer.

“You left your own flesh and blood in that car while you were in an air-conditioned house to have sexual relations,” he said.

On September 30, 2016, 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, as TFTP reported, last month, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in a plea deal.

Prosecutors recommended a sentence of no less than 20 years and they got it.

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

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.

“You lose your child, I don’t think there’s no amount of sentencing or time that could make up for that,” Hyer said after the sentencing. “But this is how the justice system works. With what the judge had to work with, I’m happy that he gave her the max that was allowed by law.”

While Barker’s guilty plea landed her in jail for the next 20 years, 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 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 car seat, 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.

Unlike Barker, officer Mark Fanfarillo is still a cop.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Not So Affordable Healthcare: Americans Had To Borrow 88 BILLION Dollars To Cover Their Medical Bills Last Year

I know that the headline sounds outrageous, but it is actually true.  According to a brand new report that was just released, Americans had to borrow 88 billion dollars to cover their medical bills last year.  That is a truly astounding number, and it shows just how dramatically our current health care system has failed.  And even though the vast majority of Americans are covered by “health insurance”, millions of us are deathly afraid to go to the hospital because of what it might cost.  Today, two-thirds of all personal bankruptcies in the United States are caused by medical bills, and most of the people going bankrupt actually had health insurance.  Overall, more than half a million American families are financially ruined by medical bills each year, and meanwhile, our “representatives” in Washington are doing absolutely nothing to fix the problem.

Surveys have shown that up to two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time, and an unexpected medical bill can be absolutely devastating for those that are just barely scraping by.

Without much of a financial cushion to fall back on, many families must borrow money when confronted with a large medical expense, and the scale at which this is happening is absolutely stunning

Health care costs in the United States are generally measured as the highest in the world. Last year, many Americans could not afford their health care costs and so borrowed $88 billion to pay for that portion they could not afford.

According to a new West Health and Gallup poll, in a new report titled “The U.S. Healthcare Cost Crisis,” the $88 billion was borrowed in the year before the survey, which was done from January 14 to February 20. The poll was conducted via a random group of 3,537 adults over 18 living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

How in the world is this possible?

After all, more than 90 percent of all Americans have some form of health coverage.  So why did Americans need to borrow 88 billion dollars to cover their unpaid medical bills last year alone?

Well, first of all it is important to remember that health insurance deductibles have gotten obscenely huge.  The following numbers come from a CNN article about Obamacare

The law sets a ceiling on how much consumers have to spend on health care. In 2019, it’s $7,900 for a single person and double that for a family. Some bronze plans peg their deductibles to those levels.

The average deductible for a 2019 bronze policy — which have higher deductibles, but lower premiums than other tiers of Obamacare plans — is nearly $5,900, while the average maximum of out-of-pocket limit is just under $7,000, according to Health Pocket, an online health insurance shopping tool. Family bronze plans have an average deductible of just under $12,200 and an average out-of-pocket maximum of nearly $14,000.

Secondly, even if you have surpassed your deductible, there is still no guarantee that your health insurance company will cover your medical bills.  If you do not jump through every single little hoop they want you to jump through, in many instances, they will leave you high and dry.  When I was running for Congress I had personal conversations with so many people that had been screwed over by the health insurance companies.  The more claims they deny, the more money they make, and they have become masters at finding even the smallest loophole that will enable them to wiggle off the hook.

Of course there are some health insurance companies out there that are doing a good job, but the bad apples give the entire industry a very bad name.

We have a system that is deeply broken, and it greatly frustrates me that both political parties seem so uninterested in getting a solution through Congress.

Here are some more numbers that show the current state of the U.S. health care system…

3.7 trillion dollars was spent on health care in the United States in 2018.  That breaks down to $10,739 per person.

-If our health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet.

76 percent of Americans believe that they pay too much for the quality of health care that they receive.

-Out of the 36 counties in the OECD, the U.S. ranks 31st in infant mortality.

-Prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States today.

-Pharmaceutical companies spend approximately 30 billion dollars a year to market their drugs to all of us.

Nearly half of all U.S. doctors are considering leaving the field of medicine, and health insurance companies are the primary reason.

-The median charge for visiting an emergency room in the United States is well over a thousand dollars.

When I was growing up, my mother took me and my siblings to the doctor constantly.  But I don’t know anyone that does that today, because it would be ridiculously expensive in most cases.

And one recent survey actually found that 41 percent of all Americans decided against an emergency room visit last year “due to cost”

Another major personal financial concern among Americans is that 45% worry that a “major health care event” would leave them bankrupt, the West Health-Gallup survey found. Additionally, in the past year, 41% said they did not visit an emergency room due to cost.

Fifteen million Americans “deferred” purchasing prescription drugs in the past year because of costs as well. Finally, 76% believe the problem will become worse because health care costs will rise more over the next two years.

Fixing our horribly broken health care system needs to be a top national priority, but earlier today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it abundantly clear that nothing will be done about Obamacare in the Senate until the 2020 election.  And of course, the Democrats are not going to make any major moves on health care until the 2020 election either.

Unfortunately, we are stuck with what we have got for the moment.

Our health care crisis is a national nightmare that never seems to end, and it gets worse with each passing year.

So for now, just hope that nobody in your family becomes seriously ill, because if that happens there is a good chance you might go bankrupt.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Purdue Pharma & Sackler Family Were Exposed In 2007 – Why Was It Ignored?

Consider how many lives could have been saved if those responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic had been charged under RICO.  Why should they have been charged and what exactly is RICO?  Here is a simplified definition for those not familiar.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering and allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing,

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In July 2007, I was asked to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at the request of Vermont’s U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy concerning the guilty plea of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin in federal court on charges of criminally marketing OxyContin.  My testimony before the Judiciary Committee is shown below.  It is a day I will never forget.  What is etched in my mind more than anything is when my testimony was delivered, Senator Leahy advised me that there would be “no investigation” into Purdue Pharma or the Sacklers.  The Committee was only taking testimony.  I was stunned.

If you take the time to read through my 2007 testimony below, where I have highlighted reference to the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, you might want to ask how many lives would have been saved 12 years ago, if Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers had been investigated and charged?  Why has it taken 12 years for attention to be given to Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers when I begged for it in 2007?

Instead of photo ops with politicians and attorneys general, you might want to ask them — “How many deaths were you waiting for to become interested in saving lives to a manufactured opioid epidemic — by an evil family who ran a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical corporation?”  Where was the outrage?

Testimony of Marianne Skolek

US Senate Judiciary Committee
July 31, 2007

My name is Marianne Skolek. I had a beautiful 29-year-old daughter named Jill. She had the misfortune of being prescribed OxyContin in January 2002 and was killed on April 29, 2002. Jill left behind her son Brian who was 6 years old at the time of his mom’s death. Brian is with me in the Senate today.

Why did a $9 billion privately held pharmaceutical corporation take the life of my precious daughter? My work against Purdue Pharma for the past 5 years initially focused on J. David Haddox, dentist turned psychiatrist, and Senior Medical Director of Purdue Pharma. I also focused on Robin Hogen, former Public Relations spokesman for Purdue Pharma.

In 1996, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society issued a set of guidelines for the use of opiates in the treatment of chronic pain. These guidelines are referred to as a “consensus statement.” The statement leaning toward a more liberal use of opiates was adopted just as the marketing push for OxyContin began. This consensus statement was produced by a task force, which was headed by J. David Haddox, former president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, who was senior medical advisor for Purdue Pharma – the maker of OxyContin. Haddox was quoted as saying that “the point was to gather consensus. If you are going to do this, this is how it should be done.” There was a question as to whether it was ethical for Haddox to be associated with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to guide the formation of a document that would play a key role in promoting the use of products made by the company – Purdue Pharma.

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When OxyContin was introduced on the market, it was intended for the treatment of cancer patients and they were losing the patent on MS Contin. At one point, in the greed and sheer evil of Purdue Pharma, they intended to market OxyContin to OB/GYN patients. I flooded the country with emails and faxes to Attorney Generals and the media reporting that we had enough devastation in the country without addicting infants to OxyContin. This marketing ploy was terminated by Purdue Pharma. Pain patients from various pain societies will speak of the merits of OxyContin and their quality of life being restored because of the drug. These pain societies throughout the country – are funded by Purdue Pharma. Let the pain patients not a part of any funded pain society of Purdue Pharma speak about the quality of life they have after becoming addicted to OxyContin – and when their physicians refuse to renew prescriptions for the drug – and they go on the street to buy the drug because they can’t kick the habit of this less addictive drug.

Ask the FDA and the DEA why OxyContin is in such plentiful supply on the streets all over the country. Jill and thousands of victims of an out of control, greedy pharmaceutical company headed by three convicted criminals marketed OxyContin as less likely to be addictive and abused.

There are assertions that the only victims in the criminal activities of Purdue Pharma were the physicians who were misled by Purdue Pharma’s sales representatives. The physicians, who were used as pawns by Purdue Pharma, were not ingesting a powerful narcotic that was being marketed as less likely to be addictive or abused – the patients were ingesting OxyContin and were becoming addicted and dying. If patients aren’t victims of Purdue Pharma’s criminal activities, tell me what they should be called. The addictions and loss of lives because of OxyContin continue to impact every state in the country every single day. The far-reaching consequences of the criminal activity of Purdue Pharma did not end in 2001 or 2002 as they would like it to be believed – no one can turn the clock back.

This has been allowed to become a national crisis because there was no conscience in the marketing of OxyContin – there was only greed. We all hear on the news every day about individuals who work for government agencies or private industry who embezzle funds. Purdue Pharma has been found criminally responsible for marketing OxyContin which resulted in death and addiction. Is it justice to have these convicted criminals – these monsters – fined an amount of money that is very well afforded by them, or will the Senate send a message that because of the magnitude of the crime committed, they deserve to be further investigated by the Senate. Anything that is imposed against these convicted criminals will not give us back Jill, but I will guarantee that Purdue Pharma will never forget the name Jill Skolek.

When I began my work at exposing these three convicted criminals and Haddox and Hogen, I told Hogen that you messed with the wrong mother – and they did because my work is not over. I want to know why the FDA allowed OxyContin to cause such destruction to the lives of scores of innocent victims.

I want to know why 12 warning letters were sent by the FDA to Purdue Pharma about their marketing of OxyContin and to this day, they are not required to put “highly addictive” or “addictive” on the label of the drug. I want to know why the FDA deleted without reading so many of my emails about the marketing of OxyContin until this last month.

I want to know why Curtis Wright, while employed by the FDA, played an intricate part in the approval of OxyContin and then was hired by Purdue Pharma.

I want to know why Attorney General Blumenthal of Connecticut’s Citizen Petition which requests strengthened warnings for OxyContin as a result of information they uncovered in their investigation against Purdue Pharma has been sitting at the FDA – without any action – since January 2004.

I want to know how Rudy Guliani could be the “big star” hired by Purdue Pharma to play down the abuse and diversion of OxyContin and also get paid by the DEA for work performed for them.  

I want to know why the Sackler family has not been held accountable for their involvement with Purdue Pharma and the mass marketing of OxyContin.

Raymond & Beverly Sackler

 

Eventually, Purdue Pharma will introduce another blockbuster drug similar to OxyContin and as they did with another devastating drug called Palladone. Palladone was removed from the market after a couple of months.

I like to think that my faxes and emails all over the country played an intricate part in having it removed. My advice to Purdue Pharma is when you are ready to introduce another drug such as OxyContin or Palladone, look behind you, because I will be right there. I will be working at having Howard Udell disbarred for his criminal activities and Paul Goldenheim’s medical license revoked for what amounts to white collar drug trafficking. I will be actively working at Friedman, Udell and Goldenheim never being able to work in the pharmaceutical industry again because they are convicted criminals who criminally marketed OxyContin. I will accomplish this – hopefully with the help of Attorney General Blumenthal — do not doubt me at not being successful at achieving this. Her name was Jill Carol Skolek. She did not deserve to be prescribed OxyContin and die because of the criminal activities of individuals of Purdue Pharma . Please give my family justice and investigate the criminal activity of Purdue Pharma .

Thank you, Senators, for giving me the opportunity to speak for thousands of victims of an out of control pharmaceutical corporation.

Educratic Semantics: “Competence”

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article, I showed you the at least 20-year-old movement to ‘expand time’ in the name of ‘education’. If you read that article, you saw that the goal wasn’t a true academic advancement of oneself, it was more about a student/worker hurried up and churned out as a ‘competent’ skill-based apprenticeship leading to a job.

However, what if I showed you, there’s a much more devious plan afoot?

Warriors, we once experienced history where Germany attempted to ‘rule the roost’. If you’re like me, you weren’t born then, so you didn’t live through those horrors.

Immediately after World War II, America was one of the 4 countries in control of the restructure. Many years later, the changes which were made, showed through in education. How? By way of the economic structure, the corporate structure, and, the government structure changes.

Yes, the US was involved in the German restructure by pushing for ‘democracy’. Since America’s a republic (by our Constitution), I wonder what would be different today, had the push been for a ‘republic’.

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So, imagine, that in 2019, in America, some of those very Germanic restructured roots showed up. What would you do? What has OUR government done? What has OUR economy done for education? What has OUR corporate structure accomplished? 

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The educratic global shift we’ve seen is NOT the fault or total undoing of one country, it’s been a controlled and well-financed group effort!

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America’s ensnared in the alignment of education and workforce.

Enter the Word Game surrounding “Competence”:

Warriors, if you’re like me, every time you hear certain words, you cringe. Especially when you research items. You may also be like me, and see the larger picture looming in the background because you’ve seen so much. Case in point, “Competence”.

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****If you choose to access the German/Latin roots, you may need to use your internet tool for an English translation.*****

My fellow Warriors, you know how I’ve shown you, over the years, the word games used against us. I’m not assuming every educrat in DC or your State knows the watered down English version of ‘competency’; but knowing it has more to do with other things than true academics, do you see how it’s been used to further the agenda?!

Look at it this way, ‘CBE, competency-based education’: NOT ‘expert’ based education or ‘skill’ based, BUT ‘legally controlled and authoritatively carried out’ education!!

English speaking countries may mean ‘skill-based’, but NOT “expert-based” or ‘legally/authority based’.
But, if the educrats did mean one version, and, assume you and I believe the other, then it’s the Latin meaning of ‘clashing’.

It’s also a ‘classic set up’, we’ve seen the CCSS Machine used repeatedly, you look one way, while I undermine the other way.

So why, in the context of ‘competent’, would the German version be more accepted and in 2019?

****Because it is the closest to align with the UNESCO/OECD* plan for authoritatively controlled workforce based training NOT academic prowess!!****

(*Note: OECD is short for Organization for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentUNESCO is short for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.)

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Warriors, why would it matter what the German usage and meaning of ‘competence’ really stands for? Because when it’s accepted as their nation sees it, it’s about a collective reflection of education interests of the society….not each student.

This is an approach DC has been taking for years. Especially since the Johnson Administration straight through to the Trump team. 

Come with me, Warriors, as I show you the German model America has heartily set us up to embrace without hesitation. (How much of the current system is based off Hitler’s? Read and find out.)

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Vocational Education:

Warriors, Germany still calls education which trains you for a job or a trade as vocational education. Americans called it ‘vo tech’.

Some Americans, to this day, believe ‘vo tech’ is not only still an option, but should be taught. In 2006, that term ‘died’and was replaced. (Yes, Warriors, another word game.)

That’s when our US government changed what the definition of ‘vocational education’ was. The ‘training’portion was also redefined. How? The government funding!
However, even the CCSS Machine still uses ‘vo tech’ in America to confuse us!

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Congress, at least, has finally stopped lying about how education is seen. Look below, this sentiment is readily spoken and shared by BOTH major political parties:

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A German Commissioned Study:

Warriors, I found this undated (appears to be very recent, though) commissioned study by Bertelsmann Stiftung (an education based social change group. They heavily support a ‘school to work’* concept.) But, it’s WHERE I found it, you will be interested in. The American “National Career Pathways Network” website.
(*Something we’ve seen DC embed for years now.)

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The German Study features an ‘expert’ from Germany who is considered the ‘go to’ guy on vocational tech training. His name is Professor Dr. Dieter Euler. He’s known across the world as the specialist for reforming vocational tech systems.

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(Link to the complete Study)

Link to an abstract paper on the EC’s “Rethinking Education”

Some Of  The Study’s Points:

WarriorsI’ll share some of the most troubling points from the Study. I trust you can see the ways in which our nation, our government, and, our corporate overreaches have set the same shift up in American education. I encourage you to read the Study on your own.

1) The shift to work-based learning (also called dual enrollment) should be the main focus of vocational tech/training. The main target? Citizens under 25 years old. (Page 14 has a brief history of combining education and work.)

2) Many countries are looking at the success of Germany’s system because it’s been spun as a ‘win/win’. Students get fast-tracked education, employers get trained workers.

3) America’s not as developed in dual vocational tech, yet. But, the shift is being increased with ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and its embedding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and HEA (Higher Education Act).

HEA is currently the last national US law to receive the‘school to work’ makeover. Congress is dead set on increasing the German based concepts. How? Increased CTE (Career Tech Education), which replaced ‘vo tech’, increasing pprenticeships and internships, increasing dual enrollment, and anything connecting them all.

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4) The 11 Vo-Tech Reform Components can best be accomplished in ‘incremented innovation’ programs and learning. The shift in education and work training is also metered out in ‘incremented segments’.

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5) Other concerns include which government or business group is in charge of exams for certificates and degrees. In Germany, it is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts. You’ll find this laid out in Germany’s 2005 Vocational Tech Training Act (Sect. 1, Paragraph 3); Austria’s 2006 Vocational Tech Training Act modulized certain jobs (meaning the selected jobs were taught and trained for in modules, or fast-tracked pathways).

Switzerland’s cantons are in charge of all vocational based exams. (In America, we are divided into States, Swiss has cantons.) Cantons have their own government set-up, but they cannot contradict the federal confederation.

In the Netherlands, they are receiving lots of global attention in vo-tech education. Why? Their 1996 Adult and Vocational Technical Training Act * merged education and labor into 2 training tracks. One was/is school based, the other is dual workforce training (or vocational tech training). *See Point 2.4. Notice the regional vo-tech training centers.

All the countries mentioned above are using national credentialing systems. Why? The ‘big essential’ is ‘real life conditions’ can best be experienced in dual vo-tech training, not necessarily education (you’ll see that referenced on Page 30.)

Not from the German Study, but definitely related is the 2012 “Roadmap to Vocational Education and Training (VET) Systems Around the World.

Warriors, every ONE  of these are things are either already in place in America, or the framework is being laid out!! How? College and Career Readiness via ESSA, WIOA, HEA, and more!

The screen shot below is from an old article of mine on apprenticeships in America, but notice the wrench and hammer symbol.

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Some of the companies here love CTE and Career Pathways. They also are unabashedly supportive of CC aligned citizens.
Study Warning Bells For Us:
  1. By government and business ‘rule’ a ‘consensus principle’will be put in place.
  2. By government and business funding, education and training, especially for jobs will be ‘easier’. But at what cost of our freedoms will this be?
  3. “Industry specific solidarity contributions”. What will these look like? Grants for apprenticeships!
  4. A merger of economics, family, and youth via integrative vocational training (Norway has had this since the mid 90s).
  5. A ‘flexible’ vocational education/training track for disadvantaged citizens.
    “Quality standards” for vocational tech training and education mean laws, not scopes and sequences we’re used to.
    Teachers and Trainers will have government controlled ‘hoops to jump through’. Their section begins on Page 52. Look for the “Ordinance on Trainer Aptitude”. Then, read what the UN (United Nations) has on this.
    Class size changes will occur. Being done away with are the large, teacher-led classes. What the shift to vo-tech training will produce (already in use in Denmark) is small ‘hubs’ or groups. These groups will spend 5 weeks at a time on one module, then switch to another. A large ‘completion logbook’ is kept on each person. This is their version of ‘personalized learning’.
    Expect more ‘education research groups’ and ‘vocational analysis’. Germany’s model has been deemed so successful because all the reform is based off ‘in-depth’ research.

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Professor Dr. Dieter Euler:

I was curious as to what other reforms this German ‘expert’has been a part of.

Here’s what I found:

A) From 2006, A Swiss paper on ‘E-Learning’. A mandate for vocational training/education to be including in the SVC(Swiss Virtual Campus).
B) From 2010, Euler’s paper on developing and transitioning vocational technical training and demographics. He predicted a labor shortage by 2025. Below is the screen shot for the 2013 Journal/Report in appeared in.
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C) In this undated McMillian Publishing proofEuler was a contributor. So was the Aspen Institute. Euler’s topic was‘Reflective Executives: A Realistic Goal for Modern Management Education’. A brief summary (Page 11) of Euler’s work reveals that ‘management education’ is more of a control tool, than it sounds.

Aspen Institute wrote on 2 different topics. One was on business and its relation to social and environmental issues, the other, “A Closer Look at Business Education: Sustainability in Curriculum”. This book was written exclusively for an audience of humanism followers.  Warriors, it’s important to note that much of the UN’s overreach into education is rooted in humanism.

D) From 2013, The Routledge Companion to International Management Education had Euler write on “Reflective Leadership: A Vision for International Management Education”. As you can see (below) ‘international management education’ is tied to the UN’s design via theGRLI (Globally Responsible  Leadership Initiative). This screen shot is a bit hard to see, so be sure to go to the link above and read it there. When you read the GRLI and related information, you’ll see international managed education is NOT about training or educating people for managerial employment, it’s about controlling education altogether!

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Closing:

Warriors, with the process for the HEA heating up before Sen. Lamar Alexander retires, we have got to inform our representatives and senators about what they are supporting and trying to further. We are America, not Germany 2.0!  We are free Americans, not UN led-by-the-nose citizens!

With all that you’ve learned in this article about the words being used against us, you know the UN/UNESCO/GRLI attempts to fast track apprenticeships (like Citizen Schools and the German model) will be lumped in under ‘lobbyists’ and ‘special interests’.

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Article posted with permission from Lynne Taylor

As Democrats Subpoena White House Over “Security Issues,” Just Remember 44 House Democrats Exempted Muslim IT Spies From Background Checks

On Tuesday, The House Oversight Committee voted to authorize a subpoena for a former adjudications manager in the White House Personnel Security Office to testify behind closed doors as part of an investigation into the security clearance process of the Trump administration.  The whistleblower said the White House overturned 25 denials of security clearances.  However, not one of these Democrats raised even a peep when 44 House Democrats hired Muslim brothers as IT professionals, who turned out to be spies, and exempted them from background checks posing a serious national security issue.

As was reported on Tuesday, “Tricia Newbold, who was the adjudications manager in the White House Personnel Security Office told Cummings and a bipartisan staff that her office had issued 25 denials of security clearances that have been overturned by the White House.”

“However, the Republican staff on the committee responded to both Cummings and Newbold. The members complained that Cummings “cherrypicked” partisan information and didn’t not give ample opportunity for Republican members to respond to Newbold.”

Of course, I don’t want to belittle the allegations if there truly is a security issue here.  I should be looked at.  However, given the past two years and millions of dollars spent on a nothing burger of an investigation, one has to wonder if this isn’t the next distraction coming from House Democrats against the Trump administration.  I think it is.

Yet, not one of these Democrats on the committee voiced so much as a peep when 44 of their colleagues exempted Muslim IT spies from background checks.

Luke Rosiak reported in April 2018:

Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.


All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.

Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records. Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran’s residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court records.

If a screening had caught those, what officials say happened next might have been averted. The House inspector general reported on Sept. 20, 2016, that shortly before the election members of the group were logging into servers of members they didn’t work for, logging in using congressmen’s personal usernames, uploading data off the House network, and behaving in ways that suggested “nefarious purposes” and that “steps are being taken to conceal their activity.”

A pair of closely-held reports on Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, his wife Hina Alvi, and his friend Rao Abbas, said, “the shared employees have not been vetted (e.g. background check).”

“Shared employees” means they were all hired as part-time, individual employees by individual members, cobbling together $165,000 salaries. Jamal began making that salary at only 20 years old, according to House payroll records; Abid never went to college, his stepmother said; and Rao Abbas’ most recent job experience was being fired from McDonald’s, according to his roommate. (“Whether they had formal training or not, they were trained on the job by Imran,” one of Imran’s lawyers said.)

Among the 44 employers, the primary advocate for the suspects has been Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who introduced a bill Monday that would require background checks on Americans purchasing ammunition. “Without bullets, a gun is just a hunk of useless metal,” she said, calling ammunition the “loophole” in gun control policy.

So, who were these Democrats?  Glad you asked.   Here’s the list.

Gregory Meeks (NY)

Robert Wexler (FL)

Xavier Becerra (CA)

Chris Bell (TX)

Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH)

Jim Costa (CA)

Hilda Solis (CA)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)

Kendrick Meek (FL)

Melissa Bean (IL)

Sandy Levin (MI)

Tim Ryan (OH)

Baron Hill (IN)

John Sarbanes (MD)

Yvette Clarke (NY)

Dave Loebsack (IA)

Ron Klein (FL)

Joe Donnelly (IN)

Ben Chandler (KY)

Diana DeGette (CO)

Jackie Speier (CA)

Rahm Emanuel (IL)

Marcia Fudge (OH)

Martin Heinrich (NM)

Gabrielle Giffords (AZ)

Debbie Halvorson (IL)

Frederica Wilson (FL)

John Carney (DE)

Cedric Richmond (LA)

Karen Bass (CA)

Emanuel Cleaver (MO)

Ted Deutch (FL)

Henry Waxman (CA)

Ron Barber (AZ)

Patrick Murphy (FL)

Joe Garcia (FL)

Joyce Birdson Beatty (OH)

Lois Frankel (FL)

Mark Takano (CA)

Dan Kildee (MI)

Julia Brownley (CA)

Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)

Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)

Tony Cardenas (CA)

Robin Kelly (IL)

Joaquin Castro (TX)

Katherine Clark (MA)

Hakeem Jeffries (NY)

Joe Crowley (NY)

Brad Ashford (NE)

Andre Carson (IN)

Gwen Graham (FL)

Pete Aguilar (CA)

Ted Lieu (CA)

Seth Mouton (MA)

Jacky Rosen (NV)

Donald McEachin (VA)

Stephanie Murphy (FL)

Charlie Crist (FL)

Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE)

Darren Michael Soto (FL)

Why were none of these people impeached due to their negligence, which may have compromised national security?  Why do several of these people continue to serve in both the House and Senate today?

What Do Gloria Allred & A Florida Judge Busted In A Prostitution Sting Have In Common?

What do attorney Gloria Allred and a Florida judge who was busted in a prostitution sting in 2018 have in common?  They both have apparently put a victim of rape in a very dangerous position.

I’ve been telling you the story of Deanna Williams, a single mother with multiple sclerosis who was the victim of rape in 2009.  Without going into all the details in this piece, I will simply post links to the previous articles on what has been an ongoing case in which she has lost virtually everything after settling with the man she accused in 2012.

For more on Williams’ allegations, along with the text of the agreement between Allred and Williams in a retainer agreement, please see “Rape Victim Claims Gloria Allred Failed To Honor Agreement – Now She Faces Threats Of Arrest & Judgments Of Over $1 Million.

That will present the information of the situation that Williams is involved in currently where she is no longer under threat of arrest, but is actively being pursued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office due to something that the judge earlier in the case presided over.

That judge was Judge Jay B. Rosman.  Rosman became part of the case in mid to late 2015.  Less than a year later, he would have an order of his overturned as those pursuing Ms. Williams for what is now over $1 million were found to be without any evidence to preserve her assets, and the trial court had made several legal errors in its order to do so.

As I pointed out previously, Florida Second District Court of Appeals Judge Edward C. LaRose ruled that the plaintiffs in the case had no standing and that there was no evidence provided to substantiate their claims against Ms. Williams.

He wrote:

Appellees did not file a charging lien in the personal injury lawsuit.3 Instead, they instituted a new action against appellants. Pursuing a quantum meruit theory of recovery, they claim entitlement to some portion of the settlement proceeds for their efforts on Ms. Williams’ behalf. To forestall the further disbursement of settlement funds held by the Heller law firm, appellees filed a motion to preserve assets. They submitted no verified pleadings or affidavits in support of the motion. The trial court referred the motion to a magistrate who heard argument on the motion. No party presented evidence. Appellees feared that, absent a freeze of the funds, they might be unable to secure any meaningful relief if they succeeded on their quantum meruit claim. Appellees argued that appellants had a duty to disgorge any fees and to return any disbursed funds because they had been on notice of a charging lien. Appellants noted that appellees never filed a charging lien. Appellants also maintained that appellees were asking for the entry of a temporary injunction without an evidentiary hearing or bond.

The magistrate recommended that the trial court grant the motion to preserve assets, finding that:

Any assets presently in the custody of Law Offices of Jonathan A. Heller, P.A., derived from, or related to, their representation of Deanna Williams should be frozen, withheld and not distributed or spent. An order protecting the assets is designed not to allow wasting of assets nor permit harm to any party. The final determination of whether or not the frozen funds should be released should be made after the trial of the cause.

The trial court adopted the magistrate’s report and recommendation and entered the order now before us.

Though Judge LaRose acknowledged the plaintiffs pursuing Ms. Williams did seek relief, he clearly points out above that they provided zero evidence for why that relief should be granted.

He then went on to make the legal arguments why the plaintiffs had no standing citing several cases prior.

Then, Judge LaRose wrote a reversal of the order citing utterly embarrassing actions of Judge Rosman’s court.

“Neither the order nor the magistrate’s report and recommendation recite sufficient factual findings to show us that appellees satisfied each element needed for entry of a temporary injunction,” the judge stated.  “On this basis, alone, we must reverse and remand for further proceedings. See Randolph, 903 So.2d 384 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005). It appears to us that there were disputed issues of fact between the parties. Yet, to our knowledge, neither the magistrate nor the trial court held an evidentiary hearing. Thus, substantial, competent evidence was not provided to establish entitlement to a temporary injunction.”

“We must also note that Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.610(b) requires that a bond be set for the issuance of a temporary injunction,” the judge added.  “The trial court did not require a bond. This, too, was error.  Because the trial court committed legal error in granting the motion to preserve assets, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.”

Now, this really should have made things come to a halt.  In fact, they should have come to a halt before it began.  According to documents in the case, which the public can view at LeeClerk.org, which the plaintiffs in the case filed well over a year after Ms. Williams reached a settlement with attorney Allred, they admit that they never filed any charged attorney liens.

The plaintiffs in the case claim that they served notices of charging liens for attorneys’ fees and costs related to Ms. Williams civil rape case, but they admit, “These notices were not filed with the Court.”

Understand, that plaintiffs did have communication with Williams’ attorneys regarding fees, but they never filed those liens with the court and that is an admission they made in the court record that was filed on 11/19/2013.

With that said, Judge Rosman enters the picture in 2015, just about a year before Judge LaRose’s ruling.  It’s clear from reports that Judge Rosman was engaging in unlawful activity with prostitutes and yet, presiding over many cases, including this case, which was the result of a sex crime.  Does anyone think this is a conflict of interest?

News-Press.com reported in February 2018:

Rosman and five other men were arrested Friday following a Naples Police Department prostitution operation.

Rosman pleaded not guilty, waived his arraignment and asked for a jury trial.

Chief Judge Michael T. McHugh will preside over Rosman’s docket, Miles said.

Rosman was one of three high-profile arrests in that operation, including a pastor and a Broadway actor

Rosman, 64, is also accused of resisting arrest.

Naples police say Rosman allegedly made contact with an undercover officer via phone and arranged to meet at a hotel. He agreed to pay $300 for a sexual act but instead was placed under arrest. He began to resist but officers were able to gain control and handcuffed Rosman.

Rosman sent a letter to then-Governor Rick Scott announcing his resignation on February 13, 2018.

In March 2018, it was reported that he agreed to deferred prosecution in the charges against him in the prostitution ring sting.  What happened to Rosman?  He didn’t even get a slap on the wrist, more like a tickle and a wink.

Rosman agreed to the following program:
– six months supervision with early termination when all conditions are met
– pay $1,000 fine with half going to the drug court program and that other half to a DCF trust fund
– pay $50 for cost of prosecution
– attend an AIDs workshop/STD screening
– complete the ‘More to Life Restorative Justice Program’ about the negative effects of prostitution/human trafficking

This came just months after he used the court overseeing the interception of $200,000 of Ms. Williams money by her attorney and then only giving Ms. Williams 50% of it back while giving the other $100,000 to the man Judge Rosman allowed to be substituted in place of plaintiff Michael Dolce, Scott Mager.  Though the substitution of Mager Paruas cited Florida Law (Schmidt v Mueller), as best I can tell, that case cited involved a man who had an interest in a case and because he started his own company, he merely substituted the company, which was his, for his name as a plaintiff.  Mager of Mager and Paruas was never a part of the original rape case.  So, how he or Mager Paruas had any interest in this ongoing lawsuit is beyond me.  The only connection was Dolce and Dolce didn’t begin working for Mager Paruas until after this case had begun.

Calls to Mager Paruas for comment have gone unreturned, something that Ms. Williams also faced as a court deadline approached last month.

Other cases were put under scrutiny immediately following Judge Rosman’s arrest.  Keep in mind, this judge has been on the bench for three decades!

I ask you, why is there no scrutiny in this case of every single one of Judge Rosman’s rulings that has deprived Ms. Williams of time, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention she is now being sought for arrest?  Again, where is Governor Ron DeSantis?  Where is Attorney General Ashley Moody?  Where is the Florida Bar besides simply assigning a Bar investigator to Ms. Williams for a complaint?

Williams is in physical danger due to complication she had with a pregnancy and the stress has only piled onto that, and she can find no attorney to help her without a huge retainer, which she would gladly pay if her money had not been taken from her.

This brings us right back to Ms. Allred.  As I pointed out, The Washington Standard reached out to Ms. Allred for comment.  Though we have the text of her retainer agreement that agrees to pay all previous attorney fees, which would have resulted in this years-long case even beginning, they apparently weren’t, and now Ms. Williams has been judged, wrongly I might add, for over $1 million to the plaintiffs under another Flordia judge.  Ms. Allred has written to The Washington Standard to state nothing more than, “Any legal problems that Ms. Williams faces has nothing to do with our representation of her and there is no factual basis for the assertions set forth in your email.”

Read for yourself the retainer agreement and the history here and you see if you don’t think it has everything to do with all the legal problems that Ms. Williams faces today.

Ms. Williams is in need of medical care, but cannot seek it.  She has no money.  She is in need of an attorney to represent her, but a good attorney in a civil matter like this requires a $15,000 retainer fee, which she does not possess.  If you read my first report, you will see that Ms. Williams had criminal actions against her by one of her attorneys who also failed to represent her which resulted in a judgment against her and negligence or purposed fraud committed against her by another attorney she acquired.

When is someone going to step forward, put the brakes on all of this and settle this matter fairly and justly in the light of day with proper representation for Ms. Williams?  Furthermore, when will someone come forward from the Florida Bar and actually begin the investigation into the allegations of malpractice, fraud and theft in the matter?

We can’t make America great again if we don’t stand up for the weak against injustice.  Who knows when you will need someone to stand up for you!

You can contact Governor DeSantis on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-7146

Email Governor DeSantis

Email Lt. Governor Nuñez 

Additionally, you can contact Attorney General Ashley Moody on behalf of Ms. Williams below:

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

(850) 414-3300

Finally, it may even help to contact the Florida Bar on Ms. Williams’ behalf to see if they will begin to investigate ethics violations, negligence and corruption that appears to have taken place with regards to Ms. Williams’ representation, legal agreements and rulings by judges in the cases.

The Florida Bar contact information:

The Florida Bar 
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

(850)561-5600

By Email

If You Are Compelled To Help Ms. Williams With Funds To Acquire An Attorney, Which Will Cost $15,000 In Order To Retain One, In Order To Help Her Fight Back, Along With Money To Simply Survive, Please Click Here To Donate To Her Go Fund Me Account.

Article posted with permission from The Washington Standard

List Of Major Corporations Who Oppose Your Right To Keep & Bear Arms

Last year, we asked the question, “Should Major Corporations Be Influencing Gun Control?”  The problem here is when major, private companies have centralized control. In a free market, corporations should be able to do what they want. If you don’t like it, you support a competitor. But that’s not the system we have in the U.S.  Instead, it’s a system where cronyism has allowed a few large corporations to have massive control, and there are huge hurdles to anyone trying to create an alternative.  With that in mind, Here’s a list of 25 corporations who are attacking your right to keep and bear arms.

Gunpowder Magazine provides this list:

Amazon Web Services
Amazon restricted user access to codeisfreespeech.com,, where users could access blueprints for making guns with a 3D printer.

Avis and Budget Car Rentals
Avis and Budget ended its participation in the NRA rewards program in March 2018.

Bank of America
Bank of America said in April it would stop financing manufacturers that make military-inspired firearms for civilians, such as AR-15s.

Buffalo Wild Wings
“In 2009, [Buffalo Wild Wings] announced a blanket no-gun policy at all of its locations,” ConservativeReview.com reports.

Citi Bank
Citi Bank told its retail business partners to prohibit the sale of firearms to customers younger than 21 and to those who have not passed a background check.

Chipotle
In 2014, Chipotle asked that customers not bring guns into its restaurants because “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

Craigslist
Craiglist’s user policy prohibits weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc., ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, fireworks, and explosives.

Delta Airlines
Delta tweeted in February 2018 that it was ending the NRA’s contract for discounted rates and “requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream
The chain store enacted a new policy in 2018 that halted the sale of so-called “assault-style weapons” in their Field & Stream stores. The company announced it would destroy all the weapons pulled from its shelves. Dick’s CEO has since announced sales are down, and they may have to close the Field & Stream line of stores.

Enterprise Holdings (Alamo, Enterprise, and National)
Enterprise ended its discount program with the NRA amid the #BoycottNRA movement of 2018.

Facebook
Facebook prohibits ads that “promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives. This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.”

FedEx
FedEx ended the discount it offered NRA members shipping firearms after Gays Against Guns staged protests.

Hertz
Hertz ended its discount program with the NRA amid pressure from gun control groups.

Instagram
Instagram’s user policy says it prohibits buying or selling firearms.

Kroger
Kroger owns Fred Meyer stores, which no longer sell firearms to people under the age of 21.

Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss’s CEO announced in 2018 the iconic American denim company will be donating $1 million to Michael Bloomberg and gun control groups.

L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean no longer sells guns or ammo to people under the age of 21.

Reddit
Reddit updated its policies to forbid “[soliciting] or [facilitating]” transactions involving firearms, including “gun sales, drug sales, prostitution, stolen goods, personal information, and counterfeit official documents.”

REI
“The Seattle-based outdoor retailer said March 1 [2018] that it was halting future orders of some popular brands — including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves — whose parent company, Vista Outdoor, also makes assault-style rifles,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

Shopify
Shopify changed its user policy to prohibit the sale of certain firearms and accessories. Retailers who use the platform say this move will likely cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Starbucks
Starbucks published an open letter in 2013 from its CEO asking patrons not to bring firearms into Starbucks stores or seating areas.

Target
Target issued a statement in 2014 saying, “Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create. Starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.”

Toms Shoes
Toms announced it will use $5 million to advance universal background checks.

Twitter
Twitter’s user policy says it “prohibits the promotion of weapons and weapon accessories globally.”

United Airlines
United has ended its partnership with the NRA.

Walmart
Walmart raised the age for purchase of firearms and ammunition from 18 to 21 years old and removed “online items resembling assault-style rifles.”

Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham ended its affiliation with the NRA amidst pressure from the gun control lobby.

YouTube
YouTube curtailed content intending to sell firearms or provide instructions on firearm manufacturing.

Many of the corporations listed above are actively working to change the social perception about the right to keep and bear arms.  In other words, they are using their corporate status to propagandize the people against the law, the US Constitution.  Perhaps it’s time to rethink just granting corporate status indefinitely and start reining that status in every few years to keep them from having so much power.

Additionally, in the past, we have also listed a plethora of big banks that are also targeting guns, gun dealers and gun owners.

Finally, following the Parkland incident in 2018, a number of businesses cut off their relationship with Second Amendment advocates at the National Rifle Association.  These included:

Life Line Screening – link to email form

1-800-718-0961

Starkey Hearing Technologies – link to email form, access under “Contact”

1-800-328-8602

ManageUrID – no online form found for email

1-888-759-7866

Life Insurance Central —  link to email form

1-800-789-3112, ext. 6124

Medical Concierge Network – link to email form, still offering discounts to NRA members

1-800-352-6094

eHealth – no link for email, press inquiries can be made here

1-844-229-4337

Lockton – link to email form, various offices

1-816-960-9000 – Kansas City office

Hotel Planner – link to contact form,  use “General” in list on right side

1-800-898-1347

Vinesse Wines – link to snail mail address and phone number;  Still showing preference to NRA

1-800-331-5578

FedEx – link to email form;  Still showing alliance with NRA

1-800-GoFedEx;  1-800-463-3339

First National Bank of Omaha – link to email form;  number to request specific bank

1-800-642-0014

Enterprise Rent A Car – link to email form

1-855-266-9565, customer service

Alamo Rent A Care – link to email form

1-844-357-5138

National Rent A Car – link to email form “customer service and support”

1-844-393-9989

Symantec (Norton Security Products) – link to form, go through selections

1-650-527-8000

Life Lock Identity Protection – link to customer service page

1-800-543-3562

MetLife – link to contact info;  click “contact us” in upper right hand corner of page

1-800-MetLife

Chubb (carry guard insurance for gun owners) – link to contact page

No phone found

SimpliSafe (home security system) – link to email form

1-888-957-4675

TelaDoc (online doctor service) – link to corporate address page

1-844-798-3810

Hertz Rent A Car – link to customer support page featuring Live Chat

1-877-826-8782

Allied Van Lines – link to “contact us” page;  scroll halfway down for email

1-800-470-2851, option 3

North American Van Lines – link to “contact us” page with email

1-800-348-2111

Avis Rent A Car – link to “comments and feedback” page;  choose “other” in dropdown box

1-800-352-7900

Budget Rent A Car – link to snail mail address and phone number

1-800-214-6094

Wild Apricot (web hosting) – link to snail mail address

1-877-493-6090

TrueCar (automotive information and car discount) – link to email form

1-888-TrueCar;  1-888-878-3227

Article posted with permission from Guns In The News

Citizen Schools: Expanding The Beast’s Indoctrination To The Entire Community

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, as we know, there are 24 hours in one day/night cycle. Nothing we can do will expand that or increase it.

So, anytime the CCSS Machine brings up some cockeyed education scheme about ‘expanding time’ it means one thing: you start earlier in your student’s lives. As in younger ages/younger grades. We know ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) embedded universal preschool, in-home visits for ‘student success and family engagement’, as well as ‘community alignment’ to ensure all children are college/career ready.

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We know that, thanks to ESSA, several groups have access to our kids in public schools, but also all those OTHER schooled kids, too. How? After school programs, libraries, museums, or ‘anywhere at anytime’  via digitally driven content. Even if we don’t agree or support these groups agendas, because it can be connected to education (no matter how relevant or not), our kids are accessible.

So, have you heard about ‘Citizen School’? Look below, you won’t see ‘expanded learning time’, but it is one of their ’causes’. The others? STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math), national service, and middle schools. (*Note: if you are familiar with the UN/UNESCO SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), you’ll notice that some of the same colors used there are used here. There is actually a color psychology in the use of the colors and their meanings.)  Why would I bring this up? STEM is the ‘educational change agent for education’!

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Warriors, Citizen Schools has the national financial support from several CCSS Machine member groups, including our federal government. Gates, Google, Dell, Cisco, AT & T, and, Bank of America are a few I know you’ll easily recognize. However, there are several more groups, foundations, and government entities funding this. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page.

So what DOES a “Citizen School” do? Who teaches? How long has this been around?

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Basically, WarriorsCitizen Schools use everyday citizens to teach. Some appear to be licensed or credentialed, as the CCSS Machine phrases it. As a non-profit, the Schools also partner with existing school districts, community groups, and all related entities. This portion expands the school to the entire community.

Add to that the ‘expanded time learning’, and you’ll see fast-tracked apprenticeships for skill-based education, exclusively in STEM fields. (Would you believe 10 weeks?)

****Warriors, we’ll return to Citizen Schools, but first, look at the connections you can make to the shift in education.****

1) From the National Association to Advance CTE (Career Tech Education)STEM is also woven throughout every one of the 16 Career Clusters (aka: Career Tracks, Career Paths):

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(Source, added emphasis is mine)

2) From FL Polytechnic University, the STEM Career Guide gives you the old name of a job title and its STEM makeover name. For example, a civil engineer has been rebranded to become an architectural engineer.

3) Since STEM is the UN’s (United Nations’s) education change agent you’ll find other countries are expanding STEM learning. Look below at what Canada has for grades 5 to college/career via STEM Village:

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3a) You may wish to see the STEM Village’s Teachers page, where their version of ‘speeding up’ learning is displayed. On their blog, nothing but PBL (project-based learning, another global education tool) and ways to introduce your child to STEM. The four men who created STEM Village are not found on the website. I did find them on AngelList, however. Doug Walker, Kevin McCafferty, Mark Applebaum, and James Lowe.

3b) STEM Village corporate partners are TribalWorldwide(of DDB, a global advertising agency) and JAM (a Canada based marketing firm). Among JAM’s biggest clients? MasterCard (a huge CCSS Machine member group.)

3c) Tribal Worldwide has been honored by AT & T (a major contributor to STEM and CCSS. You’ll also find AT & T financially supports Citizen Schools, too.) Why would we need to know this? The Tribal Worldwide group has offices all over the United States.

***Some thoughts and questions, Warriors.

If you scroll back up to the STEM Village picture and read the part about the parents’ role in education, did you notice the shift? It isn’t about parents nurturing their children, it’s about the parents steering their children to a particular education style and track. Not for their personal gain, but an ECONOMIC gain!

Consider ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)  and some of its mandates for family engagement are geared off of‘student success’. That’s why we’re seeing family in-home visits. Folded into the mandates are family assessments for student engagement; there’s community-wide accountability for students, too. This all EXPANDS control of the student by the GOVERNMENT, not the parents! Also, part of the ESSA mandates is an expansion in STEM teachers for STEM education.
Warriors, we also have federal and State legislation seeking to expand ESSA’s powers over the parents!

That’s right, HR 804 states that parents are to assist in the carrying out of a student’s success plan. Do you see the overreach? The federal government will assign the parent an assisting role in their child’s life?! This is huge, my followers!

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Warriors, we left off with Citizen Schools where the community’s role in education was expanded. What about the learning time expansion? According to the website, ELT (Expanded Learning Time) has helped ‘pave a road to success’ for students. Especially those who struggle or are in low-performing schools. Look below:

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(Source, added emphasis is mine)

Warriors, if you see it above, notice, that the ELTinformation isn’t very in-depth, but it does gloat about expanding math learning time by 3 months. However, when you realize the ELT’s goal isn’t really academics, it makes that 3 months ‘expansion’ pretty worthless.

A working link to the Abt Associates Study can be found here.

The Citizen Schools blog article about the Study is here (*Note the partnership of Transforming Education, that’s another CCSS Machine group with financial support from Gates, Stone Foundation (also funds Citizen Schools) and others.)

If you’d like a more descriptive understanding of ELT, go here. (*Note: the biggest road block, according to this description is the lack of school district funding, hence why we are seeing more and more P3s, public private partnerships, in education.)

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*Note: you can find the original ‘road map’ on the “Impact” page of Citizen Schools’ website.)

If you’d like to see the Citizen Schools 20th Anniversary Report, you can access that here. Be sure to read the historical timeline.

Warriors
, I’m not sure about you, but I believe the Citizen Schools website and program is lots and lots of educratic cow chips dressed up as magical time expansion for all.  The only thing truly expanded is control over citizens for a pre-determined path to work for the CCSS Machine.

 

Closing:

Warriors, my next article will show you the German model being adapted worldwide (yes, America’s well on its way already) that also steps right in line with the Citizen Schools.

If you ever understood America is being leveled to become like every other country in government, education, and citizenry, this will be the ONE to read!

Article posted with permission from Lynne Taylor

The American Old West: How Hollywood Made It “Wild” to Make Money & Advance Gun Control

Hollywood has a clever way of distorting our perspective on history, and a great example of this is Western film – a movie genre we’ve all come to love. Cattle rustlers, guns blazing, outlaws running loose, and vigilantes dishing out vengeance indiscriminately. These scenes have become more synonymous with the American Frontier than Winchester and their “Cartridge That Won the West.” But these fictional tales have produced more than entertainment for over a century; they’ve also contributed to an ongoing, subtle push for gun control, all while making Hollywood millions.

Revisionist history books tell us that the “Wild West” was an anarchic period of time that was not conducive to human prosperity. Images of a Hobbesian nightmare – a life that is brutish and short – are ingrained in our consciousness thanks to decades of public schooling and violent images on the silver screen which are light on actual history and heavy on creative license.

However, individuals who believe in liberty and developing their critical thinking faculties should be skeptical of most mainstream narratives regarding history, especially American history. After all, these narratives, by and large, have been created by Hollywood, a legacy institution that has historically advanced politically correct content with the support of Washington in order to perpetuate the cultural status quo.

When the curtain of political correctness that’s been draped over this particular period of history is pulled back, we see a much more nuanced picture of the American Frontier. In fact, research by historians such as Peter J. HillRichard ShenkmanRoger D. McGrathTerry Anderson, and W. Eugene Holland shows that this period was rather indicative of a “not so wild, Wild West.”

For the purposes of this article, the Wild West will now be referred to as the Old West. This is by no means a pedantic distinction, but rather an acknowledgment of the fact that this time period was not “wild” by any stretch of the imagination when compared to other chaotic periods in human history. Indeed, the Old West had its fair share of challenges for American settlers. But as we’ll see below, crafty settlers found ways through ingenuity and mutual cooperation – all done with very limited state interference – to create a stable order for generations to come.

So let us delve into the “not so wild, Wild West.”

The Not-So-Violent West

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlThe Old West was not a paradise by any stretch of the imagination. There existed conflict between groups, such as American settlers and Native American tribes, once they came in contact in the Great Plains and other parts of the frontier. This was natural due to the cultural differences that existed between these groups and the lack of defined property rights in those regions.

However, in more settled towns on the frontier, there was not as much violence as the Hollywood flicks would like you to believe. One of the most important texts disrupting this depiction of the Old West was W. Eugene Hollon’s Frontier Violence: Another Look. Hollon argued that “the Western frontier was a far more civilized, more peaceful, and safer place than American society is today.” Additionally, historian Richard Shenkman makes the case that the popular depictions of the Old West belong more in a movie script rather than a real-life historical account.

Shenkman noted:

“Many more people have died in Hollywood Westerns than ever died on the real Frontier.”

Dodge City has become a landmark for Western movies, but its portrayal is more fiction than reality. Shenkman also dismantled the Dodge City myth:

“In the real Dodge City, for example, there were just five killings in 1878, the most homicidal year in the little town’s Frontier history: scarcely enough to sustain a typical two-hour movie.”

Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton also pointed out that the infamous bank robberies that captivate movie audiences were not very frequent. His research uncovered that there were fewer than a dozen bank robberies in the frontier West from 1859 to 1900. In essence, Schweikart argues that there are “more bank robberies in modern-day Dayton, Ohio, in a year than there were in the entire Old West in a decade, perhaps in the entire frontier period.”

Arguably, the strongest and most concise text reclaiming the true history of the American West, Terry L. Anderson and Peter J Hill’s The Not So Wild, Wild West has forever changed the way Americans view the American Frontier. Anderson and Hill’s research found that the establishment of property rights was key in taming the American West. Indeed, this process took time, but it was well worth it. The Old West was a demonstration of human ingenuity and long-term planning that eschewed the quick fixes of modern-day politics.

In mining-related matters, American settlers found ways to peacefully adjudicate disputes, which Anderson and Hill noted:

“In the absence of formal government, miners in a particular location would gather and hammer out rules for peacefully establishing claims and resolving disputes over them.”

The authors went as far as to say that the “rules that govern western mining and mineral rights evolved literally from the ground up.” These developments in the Old West were no trivial occurrences, they set the stage for even bigger developments that the authors note below:

“Not only did the miners pave the way for mineral rights throughout the West, but they laid the foundation for western water law.”

This manner of peacefully settling property rights disputes carried over into other sectors, such as ranching and farming. There were obviously various roadblocks at the start, but settlers still found free-market ways of getting around these obstacles. In sum, Anderson and Hill’s findings demonstrated that the Old West was not so chaotic:

“In the mining camps and on the open range, the six-gun seldom served as the arbiter of disputes. Instead, miners established rules in camp meetings, and cattlemen used their associations to carve up the range, round up their cattle, and enforce brand registration. Though not all attempts at dispute resolution succeeded, institutional entrepreneurs found ways to define and enforce property rights that created, rather than destroyed, wealth. In short, the West was really not so wild.”

Such scenes of mutual cooperation on a voluntary basis are almost unheard of in today’s political climate. For many busybody politicians, all meaningful economic activity must be conducted under government supervision. As a matter of fact, had any of the problems in the Old West surfaced in present times, there would be instant calls for the government to step in and try to fix things. Once the unintended consequences of these interventions set in, the same calls for more government “help” would come back to life.

Thankfully, our forebears were much wiser in the late 19th century. By maintaining a relatively hands-off approach, the federal government allowed the unsettled American Frontier to naturally tame itself through the voluntary cooperation of settlers.

Understanding Violence in the American West

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlThe most infamous images of the American West always consist of scenes of extreme violence and vigilante justice. Many history books have implanted in the minds of millions of students that gratuitous violence was a normal way of life in the American Frontier. It also does not help that Hollywood’s greatest Western films were laden with epic shootouts and cliche conflicts between outlaws and law enforcement.

Although there are some slivers of truth in these depictions of the American West, they tend to be exaggerated. Since the 1970s, a wide array of literature has challenged these common assumptions.

In Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes, historian Roger McGrath looked at notable western cities in California, Bodie and Aurora, to see how they stacked up to modern cities as far as crime rates were concerned. McGrath provided some context to famous scenes of bank robberies in the Old West:

“Next to stagecoach robbery, bank robbery is probably the form of robbery most popularly associated with the frontier West. Yet, although Aurora and Bodie together boasted several banks, no bank robbery was ever attempted. Most of the bankers were armed, as were their employees, and a robber would have run a considerable risk of being killed.”

Armed citizens also deterred the robbery of individuals, while armed homeowners and merchants discouraged the burglary of homes and businesses. So it’s clear America’s long established gun culture and civic responsibility of providing defense transitioned quite seamlessly to the American frontier.

McGrath provided some interesting statistics on robberies in Aurora and Bodie:

“Between 1877 and 1883, there were only 32 burglaries – 17 of homes and 15 of businesses – in Bodie. Again, Aurora seems to have had fewer still. At least a half dozen attempted burglaries in Bodie were thwarted by the presence of armed citizens.”

The historian then compares these numbers to American cities:

“Bodie’s five-year total of 32 burglaries converts to an average of 6.4 burglaries a year and gives the town a burglary rate of 128 on the FBI scale. In 1980 Miami had a burglary rate of 3,282, New York 2,661, Los Angeles 2,602, San Francisco-Oakland 2,267, Atlanta 2,210 and Chicago 1,241. The Grand Forks, North Dakota, rate of 566, and the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, rate of 587 were lowest among U.S. cities. The rate for the United States as a whole was 1,668, or thirteen times that for Bodie.”

Even general theft was not much of a problem in cities like Bodie:

“Bodie’s forty-five instances of theft give it a theft rate of 180. In 1980 Miami had a theft rate of 5,452, San Francisco-Oakland 4,571, Atlanta 3,947, Los Angeles 3,372, New York 3,369, and Chicago 3,206. Lowest theft rates among U.S. cities were those of Steubenville, Ohio, at 916, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at 972. The rate for the United States as a whole was 3,156, more than seventeen times that for Bodie.”

McGrath came to several powerful conclusions when observing Aurora and Bodie’s robbery rates:

“Institutions of law enforcement and justice certainly were not responsible for the low rates of robbery, burglary, and theft. Rarely were any of the perpetrators of these types of crime arrested, and even less often were they convicted.”

In McGrath’s view, armed citizens were the key factor behind low burglary rates:

“The citizens themselves, armed with various types of firearms and willing to kill to protect their persons or property, were evidently the most important deterrent to larcenous crime.”

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlThis is consistent with findings that gun researcher John Lott uncovered in More Guns Less Crime when he analyzed states that liberalized gun laws during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of these states witnessed substantial decreases in robberies when citizens were allowed to not only defend their homes, but also carry firearms for self defense.

As far as rape was concerned, women were virtually safe from all occurrences of rape in Aurora and Bodie:

“Aurora’s and Bodie’s records of no rapes and thus rape rates of zero were not matched by nineteenth-century Boston or Salem. From 1880 through 1882, Boston had a rape arrest rate of 3.0 and Salem 4.8. A conversion factor of 2.6 – a figure consistent with FBI data in 1980 – gives the towns rape rates of 7.8 and 12.5. Nor are Aurora’s and Bodie’s rates matched by any U.S. city today, although in 1980 Johnsontown, Pennsylvania, had a rate of only 5.7.”

McGrath did concede that homicide rates were indeed high in the Old West, but there was a caveat – these cases of homicide were confined to fights between willing combatants, i.e., duels, as was common during this period where “honor culture” prevailed.

McGrath explained:

“While the carrying of guns probably reduced the incidence of robbery, burglary, and theft, it undoubtedly increased the number of homicides. Although a couple of homicides resulted from beatings and a few from stabbings, the great majority resulted from shootings.”

When we think about it, this makes sense. Firearms are very effective tools in dishing out legal damage. Guns did facilitate homicides, but McGrath argued that there was some nuance to this:

“The citizens of Aurora and Bodie were generally not troubled by the great number of killings, nor were they very upset because only one man was ever convicted by the courts of murder or manslaughter. They accepted the killings and the lack of convictions because those killed, with only a few exceptions, had been willing combatants, and many of them were roughs or badmen. The old, the weak, the female, the innocent, and those unwilling to fight were rarely the targets of attacks. But when they were attacked – murdered – the reaction of the citizens was immediate and came in the form of vigilantism.”

Even in a relatively anarchic environment like the American Frontier, there was a tendency for society to police itself in some shape or form. When the weak were attacked, citizens in these towns responded in vigilante fashion, but McGrath showed it was not as chaotic as people think:

“Contrary to the popular image of vigilantes as an angry, unruly mob, the vigilantes in both Aurora and Bodie displayed military-like organization and discipline and went about their work in a quiet, orderly, and deliberate manner.”

All in all, McGrath concluded that the violence we see in major urban centers today bears very little resemblance to violence in the American West:

“The violence and lawlessness that visited the trans-Sierra frontier most frequently and affected it most deeply, then, took special forms: warfare between Indians and whites, stagecoach robbery, vigilantism, and gunfights. These activities bear little or no relation to the violence and lawlessness that pervade American society today. Serious juvenile offenses, crimes against the elderly and weak, rape, robbery, burglary, and theft were either nonexistent or of little significance on the trans-Sierra frontier. If the trans-Sierra frontier was at all representative of frontiers in general, then there seems to be little justification for blaming contemporary American violence and lawlessness on a frontier heritage.”

Because of nearly a century’s worth of historical misinformation spread in popular culture and schools, Americans have been led to believe that the American Frontier was the violent period in American history. On the other hand, progressive urban centers like Chicago and Washington, D.C. are held up as enlightened cosmopolitan hubs, when in fact, they have witnessed crime sprees in recent decades that were unheard of in other points of American history. These cities are in political jurisdictions that feature stringent gun control like universal background checks and make it nearly impossible for citizens to acquire firearms.

And it’s more than just the guns. These areas are already filled with a bevy of socialist policies like public schooling, minimum wage laws, and subsidized housing that create sub-optimal socio-economic outcomes. On top of that, many urban centers have questionable policing practices and criminal justice policies that don’t effectively apprehend criminals, nor prevent them from reverting back to their criminal ways once they’re back in normal society. In turn, many individuals resort to crime in these cities as a way of making a living. Adding gun control into the mix just makes things even worse.

Northfield, Minnesota vs. Tombstone, Arizona: A Tale of Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlAny proud gun owner should celebrate when an armed citizen steps up to defend himself against criminals. Researchers like Gary Kleck point to over 2 million cases of individuals using firearms in self defense. This is no recent phenomenon though.

Law-abiding citizens standing up to criminals actually occurred on numerous occasions during the Old West. The most notable case was the failed bank robbery attempt conducted by the James-Younger Gang in Northfield, Minnesota.

The James-Younger Gang gained national notoriety for waltzing into towns and coming out with all the loot through well-orchestrated robberies. With so many robberies under their belts, their next robbery attempt in the sleepy town of Northfield, Minnesota seemed like a walk in the park. On the fateful day of September 7, 1876, the gang of outlaws would be in for a rude awakening once they entered Northfield.

The last thing these criminals expected was an armed citizenry that was willing to stand up against their devious schemes. As the outlaws proceeded to carry out their robbery, Northfield’s citizens quickly realized what was going on. Instead of turning to law enforcement, they took matters into their own hands.

The armed citizens of Northfield fired back at the outlaws and successfully killed several members of the James-Younger Gang. This incident had its fair share of tragedy when members of the James-Younger Gang killed the First National Bank’s cashier Joseph Lee Heywood and Swedish immigrant Nicholas Gustafson. However, these deaths were not in vain.

After the smoke cleared, the rest of the James-Younger Gang bolted out of Northfield, which marked one of the biggest reversals in Jesse James’ criminal career. From there, James lost considerable prestige as a criminal and would later be murdered by one of his partners in crime, Robert Ford, in 1882.

Despite the chaotic nature of the Northfield incident, armed civilians made a positive difference to thwart this criminal act. Had these citizens been disarmed, Jesse James and company would have made their way out of town with a cool wad of cash. This is definitely one story American students won’t find in their history textbooks.

Gun Control Could Not Save Tombstone

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlAlthough the Old West was marked by high degrees of freedom, especially when compared to present times, it still had pockets of gun control throughout certain regions.

Take the example of the infamous O.K. Corral standoff. This shooting has become legend throughout American folklore and an integral part of Hollywood Western movies. However, there is much more to this story than meets the eye. When we look past the dramatic effects and scruffy gunslingers, we see a much more nuanced picture of this event.

What many people don’t realize is that the O.K. Corral shootout took place during a dispute over gun control legislation in Tombstone, Arizona. According to an 1881 law, it was “unlawful to carry in the hand or upon the person or otherwise any deadly weapon within the limits of Tombstone, without first obtaining a permit in writing.”

This law, however, did not deter the outlaw gang of Ike Clanton, Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne. For them, criminal behavior like cattle smuggling and horse thievery was a way of life. No law was going to stop them – above all, Tombstone’s gun control ordinance.

The gang of outlaws were ready to up the ante with their criminal behavior once they set foot in Tombstone. From the get go, they encountered resistance from the Earp brothers – Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt – and Doc Holliday, who were ready to stop these outlaws in their tracks. The law enforcers even demanded that the bandits hand over their guns. But much to the law enforcers’ dismay, the outlaws could not have cared less about Tombstone’s gun control laws and continued to disobey them like any seasoned band of criminals would do.

Eventually, this conflict escalated when both sides drew their firearms and engaged in an explosive shootout. Once the smoke cleared, three of the outlaws died during this confrontation. Thankfully for the citizens of Tombstone, there was an armed law enforcement presence to push back against the outlaws. However, this just goes to show that laws are not enough to prevent criminals from committing heinous acts. Armed individuals are ultimately the best first responders againsts criminals.

Gun control laws like those in Tombstone were not the norm in the American Frontier. That being said, there is still a valuable lesson behind this experience – gun control legislation will not magically make criminal activity nor gun violence go away. Even in a not-too-distant past, gun control legislation could not stop criminals.

Why the Amersican West Matters

West World: How Hollywood Misrepresents the Old West to Make Money & Advance Gun ControlIn sum, the Old West has not received a proper historical assessment that is free of Hollywood dramatization and pro-government bias. Advocates of gun rights and other facets of limited government would be wise to closely examine the history of the American Frontier and restore it to its proper place. The United States is currently in a narrative war of sorts, where advocates of Progressivism will distort historical events to advance their agenda.

The misleading depiction of the Old West is a historical sleight hand that not only advances false history, but also associates foundational freedoms such as gun rights with sprees of violence that never even existed. That’s why it’s so important to think critically and do thorough historical research. Gun rights have historically served Americans well, providing them a means of defense against violent criminals while checking the state from embracing all-out tyranny as witnessed in present-day Venezuela.

We must remember that it’s not those who have the right ideas who win. It’s those who create the most compelling narratives who come out on top. Political outcomes are ultimately valued neutral. The forces of good are not always guaranteed victory.

Americans have been misled about capitalism, Americans have been misled about the New Deal, and it’s become clear they’ve also been subject to many falsehoods about the Old West. History departments across America by and large have failed in providing their students with the right material to understand our country’s most cherished political practices. When institutions of higher learning drop the ball, it’s incumbent upon us to defend our history and culture by stepping up to ensure America has “an alert and knowledgeable citizenry” as President Eisenhower famously remarked. Learning the true story of the American Old West is one step in that direction.

Article posted with permission from Ammo.com

State Passes Bill To Seize Guns Based on Entirely ‘Unchallenged’ Accusations, With NO Due Process

In February of 2018, after the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump took to national television to betray his oath to the Constitution and his supporters and famously said, “take the guns first, go through due process second.” While this was largely ignored by his base and downplayed in the media, since then—that’s exactly what’s been happening.

As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only the year — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms.

In just the first six months after the shooting in Parkland and the president’s statement, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence recorded a whopping 55 new gun control measures in 26 states. That number is now far greater as states pass “red flag” gun laws to literally do what Trump advocated for in Feb. 2018. They are taking the guns first and seeking due process second.

Colorado just became the 15th state to pass such a law and if it is signed by the governor—which it will be—Colorado citizens will be subject to laws which allow their guns to be seized without them having any say in it whatsoever.

Citizens who are targeted by the law will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is the de facto removal of due process.

As Reuters reports, under the legislation, a family member or law enforcement officer could petition a judge to seize firearms from a person they think is a threat to themselves or others. The judge could then hold a hearing without the targeted person being present and grant a temporary order for 14 days.

Under the fifth and fourteenth amendments, due process clauses are in place to act as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law.

In spite of what officials and the media claim, when a person is stripped of their constitutional rights, albeit temporarily, without being given the chance to make their own case based on what can be entirely arbitrary accusations, this is the removal of due process. This is exactly what is happening in Colorado.

This new law is so egregious that even the National Rifle Association (NRA) is speaking out, despite their silence in the face of other “red flag” laws.

“Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge … would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property,” the  NRA said in a statement.

What’s more, the overwhelming majority of elected sheriffs in the state—50 out of 62—have been outspoken against this measure. According to Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, this law also puts cops in danger because they’d be showing up unannounced to steal people’s guns despite no crime having been committed.

Despite the resistance from law enforcement, the bill’s head sponsor disagrees.

“This bill will give law enforcement and families the tools that they need to stop tragedies from constantly happening and save lives,” House Rep. Tom Sullivan (D) said.

Sullivan ran for state representative after he tragically lost his son in the Aurora mass shooting in 2012. While his son’s death is certainly tragic, laws like this one would likely not have prevented it.

We’ve seen this play out before already. Earlier this year, a tragedy unfolded in California as a deranged gunman, Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, walked up on an innocent woman, officer Natalie Corona, pulled out his guns and began shooting her repeatedly until she died. Limbaugh then fired several more shots at others before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. Had more people been nearby, Limbaugh would’ve likely carried out a mass shooting.

Limbaugh’s case is important to bring up due to the fact that he was subject to California’s “red flag” laws in 2018. Limbaugh was given a high-risk assessment that ordered him to turn in his registered weapons to police, the only one being a Bushmaster AR-15. On November 9, Limbaugh turned in the weapon.

Despite being banned from possessing a weapon, he still obtained one illegally and used it to commit murder.

What’s more, there were already laws on the books that should’ve stopped Nikolas Cruz from ever getting a gun as well. But none of them worked.

Citing Cruz as the reason for advocating the erosion of the 2nd Amendment, the anti-gun activists are claiming he should’ve had his guns taken which would have prevented the tragedy. Sadly, however, they are ignoring the fact that he was accused of multiple felonies by multiple peopleand should’ve never been able to purchase a gun in the first place—but law enforcement failed to act on any of it.

The reactionary nature of disarming Americans because deranged psychopaths kill people is dangerous and only serves to keep the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens as the above two cases illustrate. Moreover, deranged psychopaths don’t even need guns to cause mass death.

According to a 2015 study, even if all guns were removed from America, in a ten year period, 355 people still would’ve been murdered in mass killings. 

From 2006 to 2015, 140 people were murdered by arsonists in mass fires, 104 were stabbed in mass stabbings, and 92 people were beaten to death in mass killings. To reiterate, these are deaths in which four or more people were killed.

“People sufficiently enraged to commit such crimes may also be motivated to find other ways,” criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University points out.

Now, Colorado citizens will be able to disarm their neighbors over a feud or send a swat team to an ex-husband’s home to take his guns over an argument—and all of it will be legal—due process and innocence be damned.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist