Saturday, September 02, 2017

Comparison Between Presidents Trump and Obama – First 7 Months – Massive Success vs. Abysmal Failure

This is from the Gateway Pundit

President Trump has now been in office for seven complete months and it appears that the results of his actions as President are very good. We decided to compare his results with those of former President Obama to gain a perspective on how he is really doing.

US Stock Markets


* President Trump is already the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the markets set new highs each and every day.

* On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagan’s 1987 record for most continuous closing high trading days when the DOW reached a new high for its 12th day in a row!
* Then in early August President Trump reigned over a 9 day stock market rally with each day reaching record highs.

* The DOW daily closing stock market average has risen as much as much as 21% since the election on November 8th. (On November 9th the DOW closed at 18,332 – on September 1st the DOW closed at 21,987 – just off the all time high set on August 7th of 22,118).
* Since the Inauguration on January 20th the DOW is up 11%. (It was at 19,827 at January 20th.)
* The DOW took just 66 days to climb from 19,000 to above 21,000, the fastest 2,000 point run ever. The DOW closed above 19,000 for the first time on November 22nd and closed above 21,000 on March 1st.
* The DOW closed above 20,000 on January 25th and the March 1st rally matched the fastest-ever 1,000 point increase in the DOW at 24 days.

* The DOW increased by 4,000 points in the 200 trading days between November 4th and August 22nd. This was the only time in US history where the DOW rose more than 4,000 points over a 200 working day period.

* The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ have both set new all-time highs during this period.
* The US Stock Market gained $4 trillion in wealth since Trump was elected!
* The S&P 500 also broke $20 Trillion for the first time in its history.

So how does this compare with President Obama’s first few months? The stock markets under President Obama moved in nearly the exact opposite direction in the nine months after President Obama’s election win in November 2008.


* The DOW daily closing stock market average tanked (went down) (-31%) between Obama’s election win on November 4th, 2008 and March 5th, 2009. (On November 4th the DOW closed at 9,625 – on March 5th the DOW closed at 6,594. Overall it decreased more than 3,000 points during this time).

By September 1st 2009 the DOW was back to above 9,000 at 9,310 but still below the November 4th stock market average. During this time period the stock market never reached a new stock market high. As a matter of fact, the Obama markets didn’t reach a new all time high during Obama’s entire first term (4 years).

US Debt

As of today, President Trump decreased the US Debt since his inauguration by (-$103) Billion.

President Trump now can claim the longest and largest decrease of US Federal Debt in history.

When President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017 the amount of US Federal Debt owed both externally and internally was over $19 Trillion at $19,947,304,555,212. As of August 31st the amount of US Debt had decreased by more than $100 Billion to $19,844,533,441,924.

A review of the amount of (unaudited) of US Debt outstanding back through the Civil War shows that the last time the US Federal Government had a debt decrease between years was when Republican Eisenhower was President in 1957 and 1958. He cut the amount of US Debt by $2 Billion each year from $274 Billion in 1956 to $273 Billion in 1957 and again to $271 Billion in 1958.

No President besides President Donald Trump has cut the amount of US Debt by $100 Billion ever.

President Obama on the other hand increased the US debt in his first five months by $771 Billion.

Obama increased the US debt in his first 7 months by $1,166 billion or more than President Trump by $1.3 trillion dollars!

Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump added 1,405,000 jobs in his first eight months (January through August 2017.) President Obama on the other hand lost (4,367,000) jobs in his first eight months.

President Obama was so bad at creating jobs that by the end of his second term he said that jobs were not coming back.

Unemployment

Also according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump decreased unemployment since his inauguration (January through August 2017). The unemployment rate in January 2017 was 4.8% and by August it was down to 4.4%. It has never been higher than the starting rate of 4.8%.

President Obama on the other hand again moved in the opposite and negative direction. In his first eight months as President the US unemployment rate increased nearly each month from 7.8% in January 2009 to 9.8% by August of 2009.

Housing Sales

Housing sales are red-hot in the US right now. In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days.

According to the US Census Bureau, there were nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same time period. (The annualized housing sales rate for July 2017 is reported at 571,000 where in 2009 this amount was only 411,000.)

Economic Outlook

Under President Trump the second quarter annual GDP growth rate nearly doubled the rate from the President’s first quarter. Also, according the BEA, the US GDP surpassed $19 Trillion for the first time in US history under President Trump.

President Obama is the only President not to reach a 3% GDP Growth rate during his Presidency.

The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high in February 2017 shortly after President Trump was sworn into office. The index reached 43 in February which was the best outlook since 1983 under President Reagan and has been in double digits ever since.

In Obama’s first five months in office (January through August of 2009) the best manufacturing index activity rating was 8 in August 2009 with most months being negative double digits.

Fed Funds Rate Increases

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates three times since President Trump was elected into office in November. The Fed increased interest rates only once in Obama’s 8 Years prior to the increase in December.

No Fed Funds Rate increases took place between June 2006 and December 2015. CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw “seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history” (from the Fed). But still the Obama economy due to numerous job killing initiatives pales when compared to President Trump’s.

Illegal Immigration


Illegal immigration is down 67% since President Trump’s Inauguration. Illegal border crossings are down 93%. President Obama opened up the US borders and Trump has drastically shut down illegal immigration. The result of this is lower costs for the federal government and taxpayers.

Gas Prices

Americans are expected to enjoy their summer vacations more due to low gas prices. The USA Today reported that:

American drivers are poised to reap unexpected savings at the gas pump after oil prices kicked into reverse.

The low gas prices that benefit Americans are due in part to President Trump’s actions to allow drilling in the US, reducing the amount of foreign oil imported from Middle East nations. Under President Obama gas prices in the US reached nearly $4 a gallon.

Decrease in Regulations

One of the first things that President Trump did in office was to reduce the number or burdensome regulations put in place during the Obama era. In January President Trump signed his 2 for 1 executive order mandating that for every new regulation, two regulations needed to be revoked. Even far left Politico notes that significant federal regulations since Trump’s inauguration have slowed to an almost total halt.

Regulations cost Americans and American companies money to implement and maintain. Reducing or halting regulations allows companies to spend their money on more prudent money making areas.

In Summary

Overall based on the above data it is clear that President Trump is doing a solid, if not excellent job.

The mainstream liberal media won’t report this, but when looking at the economy, President Trump the billionaire businessman crushes the former community organizer Barack Obama in every meaningful measurement. President Trump is enjoying massive success while the severely unqualified and nearly incompetent President Obama forced America through some of its worst years in history.

Texas Mosque Refuses To Help Refugees: ‘Allah Forbids Helping Infidels’

“The Quran is very clear,” Turads {of Ramashan Mosque} told local news radio station WXTX, “we are forbidden from helping infidels, no matter how much we want to. If we allow Christians and Jews inside, we are violating a fundamental tenant of Islam and will be punished by Allah.
MSM pushes narrative Muslims are heroes of the Hurricane Harvey
The truth here.



Friday, August 18, 2017

Antifa

This is the antifa flag in 1932/1933.


This is the current flag of the antifa branch based in the United States.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

TED KENNEDY AND THE KGB (to defeat Reagan 1984 election)

Here are excerpts from Frontpage Magazine, May 15, 2008.

"It was a May 14, 1983 letter from the head of the KGB, Viktor Chebrikov, to the head of the USSR, the odious Yuri Andropov, with the highest level of classification. Chebrikov relayed to Andropov an offer from Senator Ted Kennedy, presented by Kennedy’s old friend and law-school buddy, John Tunney, a former Democratic senator from California, to reach out to the Soviet leadership at the height of a very hot time in the Cold War."
(snip)
"The thrust of the letter is that Reagan had to be stopped, meaning his alleged aggressive defense policies, which then ranged from the Pershing IIs to the MX to SDI, and even his re-election bid, needed to be stopped. It was Ronald Reagan who was the hindrance to peace. That view of Reagan is consistent with things that Kennedy said and wrote at the time, including articles in sources like Rolling Stone (March 1984) and in a speeches like his March 24, 1983 remarks on the Senate floor the day after Reagan’s SDI speech, which he lambasted as “misleading Red-Scare tactics and reckless Star Wars schemes.”

Even more interesting than Kennedy’s diagnosis was the prescription: According to Chebrikov, Kennedy suggested a number of PR moves to help the Soviets in terms of their public image with the American public. He reportedly believed that the Soviet problem was a communication problem, resulting from an inability to counter Reagan’s (not the USSR’s) “propaganda.” If only Americans could get through Reagan’s smokescreen and hear the Soviets’ peaceful intentions.

So, there was a plan, or at least a suggested plan, to hook up Andropov and other senior apparatchiks with the American media, where they could better present their message and make their case. Specifically, the names of Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters are mentioned in the document. Also, Kennedy himself would travel to Moscow to meet with the dictator.

Time was of the essence, since Reagan, as the document privately acknowledged, was flying high en route to easy re-election in 1984."


Excerpts from the 2008 interview with the author.

FP: So what shockwaves did your exposure of this document set off in the media?

Kengor: Well, I thought it would be a bombshell, which it was, but only within the conservative media.

I prepared myself to be pilloried by the liberal mainstream media, figuring I’d be badgered with all kinds of hostile questions from defenders of Ted Kennedy. I still, at this very moment, carry photocopies and the documentation with me in my briefcase, ready for access at a moment’s notice. I’ve done that for two years now. The pages may soon begin to yellow.

I need not have bothered with any of this prep, since the media entirely ignored the revelation. In fact, the major reviewers didn’t even review the book. It was the most remarkable case of media bias I’ve ever personally experienced.

I couldn’t get a single major news source to do a story on it. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC. Not one covered it.
(snip)
If I may vent just a little more on the mainstream press, Jamie: There’s a bias there that really is incredibly troubling. Over and over again, I’ve written and submitted the most careful op-eds, trying to remove any partisan edge, on issues like Reagan and Gorbachev privately debating the removal of the Berlin Wall (I have de-classified documents on this in The Crusader as well), on Reagan’s fascinating relationship with RFK, on various aspects of the Cold War that are completely new, based on entirely new evidence from interviews and archives. When I submit these op-ed to the major newspapers, they almost always turn them down. The first conservative source that I send them to always jump at them. The liberals, however, are very close-minded. Nothing is allowed to alter the template. You can construct the most fair, iron-tight case, and they turn it down. This is not true for everything I write on the Cold War era, but no doubt for most of it. And certainly for the case of Senator Kennedy and this KGB document.

FP: How about trying to place some op-eds on the Kennedy document?

Kengor: Here again, all the mainstream sources turned me down. I had no alternative but to place the op-eds in the conservative outlets. Liberal editors blacklisted the piece. I began by sending a piece to the New York Times, where the editor is David Shipley, who’s extremely fair, and in fact has published me before, including a defense I wrote on the faith of George W. Bush. This one, however, he turned down. He liked it. It certainly had his intention. But he said he wouldn’t be able to get it into the page.

I sent it to the Boston Globe, three or four times, actually. I got no response or even the courtesy of an acknowledgment. It was as if the piece was dispatched to the howling wilderness of Siberia—right into the gulag—airbrushed from history.

Obama Flip Flops That Elections Can't Be Rigged After Hillary Lost The Election

US JEWS CONTRIBUTE HALF OF ALL DONATIONS TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Article Here

"Troy also looked at what he describes as “the disproportionate frenzy surrounding the Jewish vote,” when bearing in mind that Jews comprise just 2 percent of the US electorate.

The reason for such intense scrutiny is the outsize contributions of Jewish donors to US political campaigns, with Jewish donors contributing a whopping 50% of funds received by the Democratic Party"

Monday, June 05, 2017

Media Yawn at Venezuela’s Spiraling, Socialist Nightmare

Study finds ABC, CBS, NBC barely cover left-wing catastrophe, avoid word 'socialism'
by Kathryn Blackhurst | Updated 31 May 2017 at 8:43 AM
Out of approximately 50,000 total evening news stories on ABC, CBS and NBC combined in the last four years, just 25 have covered the ongoing crisis in socialist Venezuela, according to a Media Research Center study published Tuesday.

After Venezuela’s former socialist president, Hugo Chávez, passed away in March 2013, the country has spiraled into economic disaster and civil chaos. So far in 2017, more than 50 Venezuelans have been killed during protests against current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his socialist policies. Many Venezuelans are starving due to shortages of food and other essentials. The country’s inflation rate is set to surpass 700 percent and 25 percent of Venezuelans will be unemployed.

“The few times they have managed to cover the widespread poverty, starvation, and government oppression … they somehow find ways to do that without [saying] the word ‘socialism.'”
“Yet the Big Three evening newscasts have tried to pretend this crisis does not exist, offering virtually no coverage as the situation has deteriorated over the past four years,” MRC Research Analyst Mike Ciandella wrote.

“The networks have also been reluctant to attach the ‘socialist’ label to Venezuela’s government, and have utterly failed to criticize liberal politicians and celebrities who have praised the Chávez and Maduro regimes,” Ciandella added.

Indeed, out of the 50,000 total evening news stories on the three networks, just 25 covered Venezuela, and only seven mentioned “socialism.” In addition,

The rest is HERE

Fake News

This is what you watched on CNN

Transcript:

BECKY ANDERSON, CNN: What I want to show you now is, viewers, is a wonderful scene.

And these are Muslim mums, and the little fella here and his poor little sign. And this is in commemoration, you can see his little sign: "To the heroes of London."

There are flowers on the streets here, Ladies with (signs reading) "#TURNTOLOVE"; "#ISIS=ENEMIES OF ISLAM"; "#ISIS WILL LOSE"; "#TURN TO LONDON" (actually says "#FORLONDON" — Ed.)

And I think a poignant scene, and a scene we should sit on just for you viewers to understand exactly how people feel here on the streets of London so close to what were such brutal attacks last night.

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This is how CNN created this fake 'news'. Do you think that CNN would use it's expertise to coordinate a small conservative message?

Bad news on EMP

North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

Excerpt: By way of background, the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack was established by Congress in 2001 to advise the Congress, the President, the Department of Defense and other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government on the nuclear EMP threat to military systems and civilian critical infrastructures. The EMP Commission was re-established in 2015 with its charter broadened to include natural EMP from solar storms, all manmade EMP threats, cyber-attack, sabotage and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare. The EMP Commission charter gives it access to all relevant classified and unclassified data and the power to levy analysis upon the Department of Defense.

In the interest of better informing 38 North readers about the EMP threat, we offer this commentary to correct errors of fact, analysis, and myths about EMP.

Primitive and “Super-EMP” Nuclear Weapons are Both EMP Threats

The EMP Commission finds that even primitive, low-yield nuclear weapons are such a significant EMP threat that rogue states, like North Korea, or terrorists may well prefer using a nuclear weapon for EMP attack instead of destroying a city.[1] In its 2004 report, the Commission cautioned: “Certain types of relatively low-yield nuclear weapons can be employed to generate potentially catastrophic EMP effects over wide geographic areas, and designs for variants of such weapons may have been illicitly trafficked for a quarter-century.”

In 2004, two Russian generals, both EMP experts, warned the EMP Commission that the design for Russia’s super-EMP warhead, capable of generating high intensity EMP fields of 200,000 volts per meter, was “accidentally” transferred to North Korea, and that due to “brain drain,” Russian scientists were in North Korea, helping with their missile and nuclear weapon programs. South Korean military intelligence told their press that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop an EMP nuclear weapon. In 2013, a Chinese military commentator stated North Korea has super-EMP nuclear weapons.

Full article HERE

Green Europe is Killing 40,000 Poor People a Year

by JAMES DELINGPOLE 30 Mar 2016

Europe’s suicidal green energy policies are killing at least 40,000 people a year.

That’s just the number estimated to have died in the winter of 2014 because they were unable to afford fuel bills driven artificially high by renewable energy tariffs.

But the real death toll will certainly be much higher when you take into account the air pollution caused when Germany decided to abandon nuclear power after Fukushima and ramp up its coal-burning instead; and also when you consider the massive increase in diesel pollution – the result of EU-driven anti-CO2 policies – which may be responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths a year.

But even that 40,000 figure is disgraceful enough, given that greenies are always trying to take the moral high ground and tell us that people who oppose their policies are uncaring and selfish.

continue HERE

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Christian Farmer Barred from Michigan Farmer's Market Because of Views on Gay Marriage

A Catholic apple grower in Michigan has been barred from a city farmers’ market over his views on same-sex marriage after he refused to host a lesbian couple’s wedding at his orchard.
Stephen Tennes, the owner of Country Mill Farms, has sold his fruit and vegetables at the East Lansing Farmer’s Market for the past seven years. After city officials learned of his Christian belief that marriage is the union between one man and one woman, they invoked a non-discrimination policy to exclude him from being able to sell at the farmers’ market.

The city’s punitive action targets the farmer’s use of his own private property, 22 miles outside the city and well outside its jurisdiction. Mr. Tennes has declared that he does not discriminate against LGBT customers at the farmer’s market and gladly sells his produce to all comers.

Jewish professor told by police that the college campus is no longer safe for him (Washington state)

Campus Where Jewish Professor Was Targeted By ‘Mob’ Shut Down Amid Threats
Read more HERE

75% of black California boys don’t meet state reading standards

The article, of course, doesn't actually say anything usable, but HERE it is.

Dear London, You Will Never Be Safe. Sincerely, Islam


CNN BUSTED, watch your evening news being created, this is totally fake

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Winston Churchill describing Islam

Winston Churchill on Islam

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899)

Watch How the Global Warming Scare Began - the Real Story (Weather Channel Founder!)

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Planned Parenthood Report: Did 328,348 Abortions, Got $554.6M in Tax Dollars

(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood’s newly released "2015-2016 Annual Report" says that the organization performed 328,348 abortions in the year that ended on Sept. 30, 2015, and received $554.6 million in "government health services reimbursements and grants"--money that came from U.S. taxpayers.

Molly Norris Drew Mohammad – 7 Years Later She Is Still In Hiding


From all accounts, Molly Norris was a politically left-leaning cartoonist in Seattle who thought people just needed to lighten up a bit, and be able to freely express themselves, no matter what the topic.

In 2010 Norris suggested an “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day.” A few days later she received her first death threat from a Muslim.

The FBI told her she was in danger after Anwar al Awlaki told the Islamic world Norris was fair game for killing because she insulted Islam’s prophet Mohammad.

Anwar al Awlaki was the former leader of the Dar al Hijra Islamic Center (mosque) in Falls Church, Virginia and former leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen until the U.S. dropped a missile on him and killed him in September 2011. He was the guy who gave talks in the U.S. Capitol, defended by the likes of NPR who said Awlaki was the new face of “moderate” Islam – before he wasn’t.

From Understanding the Threat.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party--Racism

Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

White liberals unshakable belief that black Americans are inferior

Seriously? This is identifying a person?

This is from the Telegraph Newspaper


The Obamas step out of the revered Siena Cathedral in Italy, Michelle dressed completely inappropriately

Siena’s cathedral is one of Italy’s greatest Gothic churches.

Q. What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral?
A. No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee. Same as any other church in Italy, no bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee.





Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bob Schieffer is warned by CNN host about his lack of negativity on President's Saudi trip, Schieffer is accused of "normalizing" our president to their viewers

BOB SCHIEFFER: Today you saw a very different President Trump. He actually sounded presidential. You may agree or disagree with what he said, but he sounded like a president . . . This went over very well, mainly because he stayed on script. No tweets today. But a dignified speech.

I think very few people would disagree with me when I say he helped himself today, because he didn’t sound like the guy at the end of the bar popping off. He sounded like someone who had actually thought about what he was going to say before he said it.

JOHN BERMAN: You know, Bob, though, that there will be people who look at that last comment you made and say, you’re normalizing the president. You’re saying because he met this admittedly very low bar for not sounding foolish, in fact, he was in fact presidential. What would you say to criticism like that?

SCHIEFFER: Well, I’m not trying to normalize him in any way. I’m trying to do what reporters do, and that, report and try to emphasize what I think was important here.


When it is OK for a man to hit a woman who verbally insults him in a public.

Black Man Praised After Slapping White Woman For Calling Him A Ni**er

Story here Yahoo News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Another published science hoax exposing fake science 'the penis as a cause of global warming'


Here are the authors writing about the hoax.

Excerpt from the author's hoax confession: We didn’t try to make the paper coherent; instead, we stuffed it full of jargon (like “discursive” and “isomorphism”), nonsense (like arguing that hypermasculine men are both inside and outside of certain discourses at the same time), red-flag phrases (like “pre-post-patriarchal society”), lewd references to slang terms for the penis, insulting phrasing regarding men (including referring to some men who choose not to have children as being “unable to coerce a mate”), and allusions to rape (we stated that “manspreading,” a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide, is “akin to raping the empty space around him”). After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn’t say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success.

Consider some examples. Here’s a paragraph from the conclusion, which was held in high regard by both reviewers:

We conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead as an enacted social construct that is both damaging and problematic for society and future generations. The conceptual penis presents significant problems for gender identity and reproductive identity within social and family dynamics, is exclusionary to disenfranchised communities based upon gender or reproductive identity, is an enduring source of abuse for women and other gender-marginalized groups and individuals, is the universal performative source of rape, and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.

You read that right. We argued that climate change is “conceptually” caused by penises. (end of excerpt)

Nixon and Moynihan discussing I.Q. and the nation

Now that the Muslim President is gone

More of this


Less of this
This is not photoshopped, they were really like this.

GREAT AGAIN: Unlike Obama, Trump doesn’t bow to Saudi king




Of course since it is Trump, he had a different view of the scarf when it served him

Friday, May 19, 2017

U.S. Waging Massive Shadow War in Africa

Excerpt" In 2006, just 1 percent of all U.S. commandos deployed overseas were in Africa. In 2010, it was 3 percent. By 2016, that number had jumped to more than 17 percent. In fact, according to data supplied by U.S. Special Operations Command, there are now more special operations personnel devoted to Africa than anywhere except the Middle East — 1,700 people spread out across 20 countries dedicated to assisting the U.S. military's African partners in their fight against terrorism and extremism. “At any given time, you will find SOCAFRICA conducting approximately 96 activities in 20 countries,” Donald Bolduc, the U.S. Army general who runs the special operations command in Africa (SOCAFRICA), wrote in an October 2016 strategic planning guidance report. ... The October 2016 report offers insight into what the U.S. military's most elite forces are currently doing in Africa and what they hope to achieve. In so doing, it paints a picture of reality on the ground in Africa today and what it could be 30 years from now. Full Article

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The U.S. state most threatened by NK nukes has an anti evacuation/planning law passed to spite Reagan.

Washington State allows evacuation plans for every disaster scenario except a nuclear bomb. The law passed in 1984, seven years before the end of the Cold War. It was the opposite approach taken by President Ronald Reagan, whose peace through strength doctrine led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Seattle is the closest major U.S. city to Pyonyang, an important factor when calculating accuracy, it is also home to the region's Naval Base Kitsap which has roughly 1,300 nuclear warheads -- almost one-quarter of the U.S. arsenal -- making it the largest stockpile of nukes in the world. The Puget Sound is also home to Joint Base Lewis McChord (two large bases connected, one Army and one Air Force), home to the important Stryker Brigade. With the headquarters of Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon, the region is a high-tech hub.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On the Reformation's 500th Anniversary, Remembering Martin Luther's Contribution to Literacy

By Richard Gunderman
May 16, 2017
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses, which helped spark the founding of the Reformation and the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism.
The 95 Theses critiqued the church’s sale of indulgences, which Luther regarded as a form of corruption. By Luther’s time, indulgences had evolved into payments that were said to reduce punishment for sins. Luther believed that such practices only interfered with genuine repentance and discouraged people from giving to the poor. One of Luther’s most important theological contributions was the “priesthood of all believers,” which implied that clerics possessed no more dignity than ordinary people.

Less known is the crucial role Luther played in making the case for ordinary people to read often and well. Unlike the papacy and its defenders, who were producing their writings in Latin, Luther reached out to Germans in their mother tongue, substantially enhancing the accessibility of his written ideas. Continue reading

Also, note from the article that "So powerfully did Luther’s influence reverberate down through the ages that, during a visit to Germany in 1934, Rev. Michael King Sr. chose to change both his and his son’s name to Martin Luther King."

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Faith of the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13)

5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."

7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."

8 The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it."

10 When Jesus heard this, He was astonished and said to those following Him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And His servant was healed at that very hour.

Scholars Continue to Reveal Mao's Monstrosities : Asia: Exiled Chinese historians emerge with evidence of cannibalism and up to 80 million deaths under the Communist leader's regime.

Los Angeles Times

Gong Xiaoxia recalls the blank expression on the man's face as he was beaten to death by a Chinese mob.

He died without a name, becoming another statistic among millions.

"I remember him so vividly, he really had no expression on his face," Gong said. "After about 10 or 20 minutes, God knows how long, someone took out a knife and hit him right into the heart."

He was then strung on a pole and left dangling and rotting for two months.

"I think the most terrible thing, when I recall that period, the most terrible thing that struck me was our indifference," said Gong, today a 38-year-old graduate student at Harvard researching her own history.

That terrible period was China's 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. The blinding indifference was in the name of Chairman Mao Tse-tung and the Communist Party.

Continue HERE

From Stalin to Hitler, the most murderous regimes in the world

Daily Mail

The 20th century witnessed death and slaughter on an unprecedented scale.

It was the century of the Holocaust and two World Wars; of communist, Nazi, fascist and military dictators who between them killed more than 100 million people.

Scroll down for the leaders themselves, listed in order of the numbers who died as a result of their rule.

List HERE

How Intelligence Works (When it Does)

Herbert E. Meyer served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council.
His article is HERE but I thought that his description of Reagan was worth mentioning since Reagan defeated the Soviet empire, an act thought impossible in our lifetimes, if ever, in fact, many (if not most) of the intellectuals, politicians, and great thinkers of the American left and media anticipated their eventual defeat of the West.

Excerpt: The key to producing good intelligence lies in getting this combination of information and insight right. Intelligence work is like science. You don’t collect information randomly and then stare at it in hopes that something important will pop up. You start with a thesis—in other words, you decide what you want to know. Then you send your collectors out to get it. This is why the key to producing good intelligence lies in asking the right question, rather than in just poring over what’s been randomly collected in hopes that somewhere in the pile of reports and intercepts on your desk you’ll spot something important.

Let me give you an example of how this worked during the Reagan administration.
From the end of World War II until 1981, every president’s objective had been not to lose the Cold War. If things were no worse when a president left office than when he took office, he’d done a good job. But President Reagan didn’t want to tread water—he wanted to win the Cold War. In other words, he switched from defense to offense. So Reagan’s great director of Central Intelligence, William Casey, asked the CIA’s Soviet Division two obvious questions: Where is the Soviet Union weak? and Where is it most vulnerable? The answer he received was: We don’t know. No one’s ever asked this before. Our spies had been so focused on Soviet strengths—infantry divisions, nuclear missiles, tanks, submarines, and so forth—that we had no intelligence on Soviet weaknesses, such as its imploding economy.
Under Casey’s leadership, we refocused our collection efforts and, not surprisingly, found all sorts of Soviet vulnerabilities that hadn’t been grasped because no one had bothered looking for them. President Reagan used these weaknesses and vulnerabilities to put more and more pressure on the Kremlin. Eight years later the Berlin Wall came down, and two years after that the Soviet Union ceased to exist.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I Think My Dog's a Democrat

Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists

A reminder of how Russia is still evil and still seeking to be an evil empire.

The article HERE

Excerpt: Recently within the American conservative and Christian zeitgeists I have noticed a growing positive view of Vladimir Putin and desire for a U.S.-Russia Christian military alliance against Islamic terrorism. As both a conservative Christian American and a policy specialist on Russia and Eastern Europe, this is a perilous line of thinking. The growing trend among conservatives to support Putin’s Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture.


Why is so much news in support of big government, and against limited government conservatism? This is one reason

Study: Media jobs, salary, soar 38% in DC, crash 22% nationally link HERE


Excerpt: In the latest sign that Washington operates in an alternate economy, journalism jobs around the country dove 22 percent in the last 10 years, but they spiked a whopping 38 percent in the nation's capital, according to a new economic study. What's more, salaries for Washington journalists rose 7 percent while diving nationally.

While 12,000 reporting jobs were eliminated in most markets in the last decade, the Washington journalism market expanded from 2,190 to 3,030. That is more than five journalists for every single House and Senate member.

SJW melt downs

In this one, she starts becoming truly hysterical at about 3 minutes (it is about the store selling a rebel flag rug).


In this one, the SJW is hysterical from the start (over seeing a Trump sign), is she doing witchcraft or something?

Why isn't this the biggest story in America right now?

Bangladesh prime minister says Clinton personally pressured her to help foundation donor


While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business.

More on the Clinton's method of building about 150 million dollars in wealth, HERE.

Barack Hussein Obama used to aspire to becoming Donald Trump

"I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will."

That quote is from Obama's 1991 essay written when he was training in law at Harvard law school.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Michelle Obama explodes in cussing anger at return of edible lunches for children.

'What is wrong with you?' Former first lady attacks president’s reversal of regulations to help improve school lunches: ‘Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating like crap’

EXCERPT: Obama was by turns combative, exasperated, feisty, incredulous, passionate, peeved and sardonic.
The 53-year-old demanded: “And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that’s up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation. Like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be OK with that?

“Because here’s the secret: if somebody is doing that, they don’t care about your kid, and we need to demand everyone to care deeply about kids. That’s all we have. So we should be driving this and every elected official on this planet should understand: don’t play with our children. Don’t do it.”

More HERE.

Evidently, the Obamas are going to be as classless and self-aggrandizing in retirement as while they were in the White House.

Electromagnetic pulse attack on Hawaii would devastate the state

By Malia Zimmerman Published May 12, 2017 Fox News

On July 9, 1962, Hawaii was hit by a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, which within minutes took down the state’s communications systems and traffic lights — virtually everything that ran on electricity.

The EMP wasn’t an attack by a foreign government; rather the U.S. government had set off a 1.4-megaton nuclear warhead at a height of 248 miles above Johnston Atoll in an operation the military named “Starfish Prime.” The test caused radio disruptions in Hawaii, California, and Alaska, and knocked out six satellites above the Pacific.

“No one expected the test to impact Hawaii because it was 850 miles away,” said Toby Clairmont, deputy administrator for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, which is located within one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks, Diamond Head. “This kind of blast does not hurt people, but as we’ve seen, it shuts down power and phones and goes after infrastructure and could cause problems at medical facilities.”

With North Korea developing its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, Hawaii defense experts are concerned North Korea could target the 50th state with an EMP attack. Such an explosion, if executed high enough in the atmosphere, could be hundreds of miles from Hawaii and still damage its operations and communications.

“This is not theoretical. It has already happened,” said Clairmont, noting significant damage was done to both civilian and military electrical and communications systems.

The concern regarding the threat of an EMP attack on Hawaii’s electrical grid and communications systems “is real and must be taken seriously,” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told Fox News.

Continue HERE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Actor Michael Parks dead at 77

He was an interesting actor and was great in Tusk, and famous for the TV series, Then Came Bronson.



How Johnny Depp Made and Spent $650M...

Johnny Depp: A Star in Crisis and the Insane Story of His "Missing" Millions
by Stephen Galloway, Ashley Cullins May 10, 2017

What happened to $650 million? An explosive legal battle between one of Hollywood's best-paid actors and the business managers he fired has laid bare tumultuous finances, outrageous spending and troubling behavior on Disney's new 'Pirates' movie in a case that could even change how the industry does business.

article HERE

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's letter recommending Comey be fired

HERE is the full letter on the BBC News site.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

10 MAJOR FBI SCANDALS ON COMEY'S WATCH

The FBI interviewed almost every terrorist who successfully struck America

Full list HERE

July, 1993-President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The New York Times Company

By DAVID JOHNSTON,
Published: July 20, 1993

DEFIANT F.B.I. CHIEF REMOVED FROM JOB BY THE PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, July 19— President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct.
Mr. Clinton said he would announce his nominee to replace Mr. Sessions on Tuesday. He was expected to pick Judge Louis J. Freeh of Federal District Court in Manhattan; officials said Judge Freeh had impressed Mr. Clinton favorably on Friday at their first meeting.

article HERE

Sunday, May 07, 2017

77% black births to single moms, 49% for Hispanic immigrants

From the Washington Examiner by Paul Bedard

Full article and graphs HERE


The National Center for Health Statistics said that in 2015, 77.3 percent of non-immigrant black births were illegitimate. The national non-immigrant average is 42 percent, and it was 30 percent for whites.

The new numbers were in a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the births to immigrants. That total is 32.7 percent, but to Hispanic immigrants, it is 48.9 percent, according to Steven Camarota, the director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies.


San Diego father protests government school teaching his child Islam.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Data Compiled: DoJ releases first figures for illegal aliens currently in prison

There are 45,493 foreign-born inmates currently in BOP custody, of which 3,939 are U.S. citizens (either naturalized or derivative). Of the remaining 41,554 foreign-born inmates (aliens):

Approximately 22,541 (54.2 percent) are aliens for which final immigration orders have been issued for their removal;
Approximately 13,886 (33.4 percent) are aliens who are under ICE investigation for possible removal;
Approximately 5,101 (12.3 percent) are aliens still pending adjudication (in other words, ICE has charged these aliens as removal cases, but a final disposition has not yet been reached); and
Approximately 26 (0.1 percent) are aliens who have been granted relief on the basis of asylum claims.

Jim Pepper - Witchi Tia To

Everything about the Mohammedan death cult.

Why is Islam Different? More on the global body count and history, Quran and facts, HERE.

54% OF US COUNTIES IN 2014 HAD ZERO MURDERS, 2% OF COUNTIES HAVE 51% OF THE MURDERS

MURDERS IN US VERY CONCENTRATED: 54% OF US COUNTIES IN 2014 HAD ZERO MURDERS, 2% OF COUNTIES HAVE 51% OF THE MURDERS

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Even within the Counties with the murders, the murders are heavily Concentrated within those counties.

Read the report and see the extensive graphs and data HERE.

Did Bill Nye Censor Himself Because Of Transgender Ideology?

MAY 2, 2017 By Daniel Payne
Last week The Federalist reported on an illuminating segment from a mid-1990s episode of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” that clashes directly with modern transgender ideology. It appears that someone cut this segment from a re-release of the episode.

In the clip reported on by The Federalist, pulled from the January 19, 1996 episode of the series, a young woman explains that “inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl.” She goes on to explain how we all receive sex chromosomes from both parents, leading to a fertilized egg’s 50/50 chance of being a boy or a girl.
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On Netflix’s collection of episodes of “Bill Nye,” the 23rd episode, entitled “Probability,” is identical to that which originally aired in 1996—except that the segment on sex and chromosomes has been excised completely. The episode offers no explanation whatsoever. The show simply moves from the segment immediately prior the deleted clip to the segment immediately following it.

Read article HERE

ALIPAC Revokes Trump Endorsement Due To Betrayal on Immigration Promises

For National Release May 2, 2017
Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) | WilliamG@alipac.us | (919) 787-6009

After months of activism efforts to encourage President Trump to honor his campaign promises, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is regretfully announcing the revocation of the organization's endorsement of Donald Trump originally issued February 29, 2016.

ALIPAC's supporters have endorsed, contributed to, volunteered for, and attended events and rallies to help Trump in response to his promises to enforce all existing immigration and border laws while ending Obama's DACA Amnesty and building a wall on our southern border.

While Trump promised these things, he quickly caved and retreated on budget negotiations with Congress on funding for the wall this week, while continuing Obama's overtly unconstitutional DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Amnesty for illegal immigrants! Trump is sending a message that most illegal aliens have nothing to fear from federal law enforcement and that implementation of US law will be based on his personal feelings instead of the Rule of Law. Trump has also issued an executive order setting dangerous refugee resettlement programs he promised to end at 62,000 imported per year, which is the same average Obama brought in during his terms. ALIPAC has also recently discovered Trump administration spokeswoman and Bush family ally Helen Aguirre Ferre promising future amnesty to illegal aliens on KJZZ radio! (Listen)

"We were so hopeful that Donald Trump would be a man of his word because the campaign promises he made to Americans were the things America needs to do to survive and thrive, but unfortunately, Trump has made it clear he cannot be trusted on his most powerful campaign issue of stopping illegal immigration and amnesty," declared William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Our organization's supporters have been fighting against illegal immigration and Amnesty for many years, and they say it is time for us to end our endorsement of Trump because close inspection of his actual immigration policies show he is similar to Bush and Obama on Amnesty for illegal immigrants."

ALIPAC is America's only Political Action Committee focused on stopping and reversing illegal immigration and amnesty through the adequate enforcement of the nation's existing immigration laws which are the product of our elections and Congressional votes on legislation.

Anticipating a great deal of consternation, disappointment, and confusion within the ranks of Trump's base supporters in reaction to ALIPAC's dropped endorsement, William Gheen is also releasing an open letter further explaining the PAC's decision. (VIEW LETTER)

"Our organization ALIPAC will not support any elected official who violates the Constitution, their campaign promises, and their oath of office as Trump is doing by his continuation of DACA Amnesty, which Obama created out of thin air with memos," said Gheen. "Trump promised to end DACA on his first day with a simple memo canceling Obama's illegal directives. This was the most important thing Trump could have done to restore Constitutional governance in America, but instead, he is choosing the path of dictatorship Obama did."

ALIPAC is also dropping the endorsement for Trump because Trump has placed numerous illegal alien amnesty backers into his cabinet and staff such as Reince Priebus, Alexander Acosta, Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly, Rick Perry, Rex Tillerson, Elaine Chao, Kevin Hassett, and Helen Aguirre Ferre, while anti-Amnesty figures such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and author Ann Coulter have all been left in the cold.

Trump endorsed pro-Amnesty lawmakers Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) during the GOP primaries of 2016 while each was being challenged by candidates endorsed by ALIPAC due to their promise to oppose amnesty for illegals.

ALIPAC recently discovered that Bush administration transplant and amnesty backer Helen Aguirre Ferre, who has been hired as Trump's White House Director of Media Affairs, has been telling audiences that the White House is looking forward with Congress to pushing bipartisan immigration reform amnesty for illegals, but right now, the federal government will focus on the first step of enforcement. In an interview on Phoenix Arizona's KJZZ radio, Trump spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre said "We do look forward to working with Congress, in a bipartisan faction, to enact meaningful immigration reform, but we begin by securing our border. That's step one..." (LISTEN TO INTERVIEW AT 10:55 mark)

Donald Trump never campaigned on passing any new immigration legislation or "immigration reform." This "Secure the borders first" language is the same Americans have heard from those in Congress pushing Amnesty for the last 4 years.

This revocation of ALIPAC's Endorsement of Donald Trump is being added to the Endorsements Page (View) at ALIPAC.us

For more information about illegal immigration, illegal immigrants, border security, and related issues, please visit www.ALIPAC.us

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How anti-America and pro-Communist is Obama?

Obama praising the dictator's enslavement of Cuba, the longest reigning dictator in the world, 56 years (52 years official) and comparing it to our forefather's, who founded the freest nation and the freest people the world has ever known, and that it will never know again.

“Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people,” Obama said.”The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.”

Castro's takeover led to executions, dungeons and torture, and permanent oppression, and Obama praises it as 1776.

Does anyone remember the Obama campaign offices and the posters of their heroes and role models?


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cruz fights in 2013

In 2013, when Cruz spoke in opposition to Obamacare on the Senate Floor for 21 hours, Limbaugh said he was a ‘freedom fighter battling for the soul of his party.’
Rush Limbaugh on Senator Cruz 2/10/2016

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST):  Now about Cruz and his being self sufficient, there is no question about that. Here, let me just say something right off the bat, and I've said this before, I opened the program with it yesterday. When I saw what Jeb and Kasich were doing in New Hampshire, at the last minute in order to get votes, they were going left as fast as Dion Sanders can backpedal. They were moving left faster than anybody I've ever seen anyone go left. And I opened the program yesterday saying you will never, ever have to worry about that with Ted Cruz. And then I expanded on it, and let me say one -- if conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz. Because you are exactly -- this is the closest in our lifetime we have ever been to Ronald Reagan, in terms of doctrinaire, understandable, articulated, implementable conservatism. There is nobody closer.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Monday, December 01, 2014

Greater Grace: A Story of God, Redemption, and Steve McQueen


They said he could act with the back of his head. No dialogue or frills required—his mere presence loomed larger than life in every shot. Put him next to some of the finest actors in the business, and he would undercut every one of them simply by being in the frame. His piercingly distinctive blue eyes were set in a rough-hewn, unconventionally handsome face that rarely betrayed strong emotion. His smallest physical gesture was precisely calculated and gracefully executed. You couldn’t best him, you couldn’t buy him, you couldn’t touch him. He was the King of Cool. He was Steve McQueen.


He was the definition of a self-made man, working his way up from a horrific childhood of neglect, paternal abuse and a tough life on the streets to the gold-plated life of a Hollywood icon. He once said that he often had nightmares of everything he had gained being suddenly taken away from him. A man of many paradoxes, he was both humble and defiant, stingy and generous, gentle and violent, self-assured and insecure. Perhaps it was director Norman Jewison (Fiddler On the Roof) who summed him up best: “He was a loner, and he was troubled, and he was looking for a father.”

Everyone had a Steve McQueen story. His superior officers in the Marines could have told you how he spent 41 days in the brig for resisting arrest when caught AWOL. The young men at the Boys’ Republic where Steve had spent some of his teenage years could tell you how he regularly came back and visited the school after becoming famous, personally responding to every boy’s letters and financially supporting the school until his death. Magnificent Seven co-star Yul Brynner could tell you how McQueen stole scene after scene by deliberately throwing in extra, distracting bits of business. Bruce Lee could have told you about a hair-raising ride in Steve’s Porsche that had Lee cowering in the foot-well (and threatening to kill Steve when they stopped, causing a fearful McQueen to hit the gas again and refuse to slow down until Lee promised not to hurt him).

He was known to say that he lived for himself and answered to no one. Asked once if he believed in God, the actor brazenly replied, “I believe in me. God will be number one as long as I’m number one.” That philosophy informed much of his life. All the money, cars, alcohol, drugs and women that a man could ever want were at his fingertips, and it was only a matter of time before he became addicted in every way. Professional successes only inflated his ego. Wild experimentation with substance abuse drove him to the edge of mental stability. Though he tried to be a good father to the son and daughter of his first wife, his addictions, serial womanizing, jealousy and violence burned through two marriages.
Contine here

Saturday, November 29, 2014

In Texas V. California, Results, Not Intentions, Matter Most

By CHUCK DEVORE Investor's Business Daily


When it comes to poverty, the two biggest states, California and Texas, offer a vivid contrast: Results matter more than well-meaning intentions, and work beats welfare.

Once again, California has the highest poverty rate in the nation at 23.4%, according to a new Census Bureau report that takes into account the variable cost of housing from state to state as well as noncash benefits such as housing vouchers and food stamps. (The official poverty measure assumes the same costs throughout America.)

This broad poverty measure shows that Texas' poverty rate dropped to 15.9%, the national average. Along with the nation's highest poverty rate, California, with one-eighth of America's population, has one-third of the nation's welfare recipients.

Its state and local taxes are a whopping 52% higher as a share of income than Texas'. In fact, California could completely eliminate its income tax, the nation's highest, and it would still pull more money from its residents than does Texas.

The states where 1-in-5 Americans call home are both minority majority states. Hispanics make up 38% of the population in both, while 12% of Texans are black vs. 7% in California.

In spite of California's generous welfare programs designed to lift people out of material poverty and its heavy progressive tax burden intended to "spread the wealth around," the Golden State has 47% more people living in poverty on a per-capita basis than does Texas.

Breaking down the numbers by the three largest demographic groups, an average of 9.7% of white, non-Hispanics in Texas were in poverty from 2009 to 2012 vs. 14.8% in California.

Among blacks in Texas, 19.9% were in poverty, tied with North Carolina for the lowest rate among the 12 most populous states vs. 30.1% in California. For Hispanics of Mexican national origin, the poverty rate was 22.6% in Texas vs. 34% in California.

As for schools, according to the U.S. Education Department, Texas tied with Nebraska, Vermont and Wisconsin for the nation's second highest high school graduation rate at 88%. Iowa was first. California came in 30th, with a high school graduation rate of 78%, just behind West Virginia.

But graduation from high school means little if it's accomplished through social promotion. In the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Education Department's national standardized test, Texas also bested California in fourth- and eighth-grade math and reading.

(California students do typically outperform their Texas counterparts on the SAT — but that's because a far higher percentage of Texas students take the SAT in the first place.)

Friday, November 07, 2014

1838: The first photograph of a human being

The exposure time for the image was around seven minutes, and although the street would have been busy with traffic and pedestrians, it appears deserted. Everything moving was too fast to register on the plate.
The exception is the man at the lower-left who sat still long enough to appear in the photograph. The person cleaning his boots is also visible, although not as distinctly. go to this site for more, and full size photos

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Panic is in the air in some places over the deadly ebola virus. Is the panic justified?

Excerpt from Townhall.com


How Deadly is Ebola?

With fear and hype spreading, let's take a step back with a basic question: Just how deadly is the virus, where will the outbreak spread to next – and how can it be stopped?
The world is facing an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus, with more than 3,400 deaths so far and an estimated five new cases being reported every hour in Sierra Leone. Infections and potential cases have now been reported as far afield as the Australia, Spain and the US – which this week also suffered its first death.

But as the Government resists calls for major British airports to follow the American lead and start screening incoming passengers for the disease, just what are the risks to Britain, West Africa and the rest of the world?

Just how deadly is the Ebola virus?

The strain of the Ebola virus involved in the current outbreak in West Africa has a mortality rate of 50 per cent – though rates for the outbreaks since 1976 have varied from 20 to 90 per cent.

Since then, we have developed strategies of barrier nursing, quarantine, protective equipment and contact tracing – and we know that these are enough to contain outbreaks if they are employed early enough.

That’s because of the way Ebola is spread. Though highly contagious if it is given the chance to enter the body, it can only do so through the direct transferral of bodily fluids such as vomit, sweat or blood – making it much easier to contain than air-borne viruses like avian flu.

The reason the current outbreak has become so vast is simple – it was left unchecked for at least three months before being reported to the World Health Organisation.

The fact that it has been allowed to get a major foothold in West Africa – sprouting up in countries without the medical infrastructure to deal with it – is the reason it has become such a deadly prospect there.

Dr Edward Wright, a senior lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the University of Westminster who has been working to develop harmless versions of viruses like Ebola for the past 10 years, admits that “we have no experience of dealing with anything like this before”.

But there is no risk of something similar happening in the UK, Europe, the US or anywhere where systems of isolation and treatment are more established and – now – alert to the danger.

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Pygmies 'are hunted and eaten' in Congo


The Scotsman newspaper

PYGMY activists from Congo today demanded that the United Nations set up a tribunal to try government and rebel fighters accused of slaughtering and eating Pygmies during fighting in the northeastern corner of the country.

Army, rebel and tribal fighters - some believing the Pygmies are less than human or that eating their flesh would give them magic power - have been pursuing them in forests, killing them and eating their flesh, according to claims. There have even been reports of market stalls for Pygmy flesh, being set up.

Sinafasi Makelo, a representative of the Mbuti Pygmies in Congo, said: "In living memory, we have seen cruelty, massacres, genocide, but we have never seen human beings hunted and eaten literally as though they were game animals, as has recently happened.

"Pygmies are being pursued in the forests . . . people have been eaten," said Makelo, a delegate to the UN permanent forum on indigenous issues, which is meeting at UN headquarters.

About 600,000 Pygmies are believed to live in Congo. Africa’s third-largest country is emerging from a four-year civil war.

Among the original inhabitants of Congo, the Pygmies live deep in northeastern forests, eking out an existence as hunter gatherers.

Earlier this year, human rights activists and UN investigators confirmed that tribal fighters and members of one rebel group killed, cooked and ate at least a dozen Pygmies during fighting.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Another cringe moment from our president, one of the many involving England.

Watch as the leader of the United States tries to offer a toast and a speech at the wrong moment, watch his face, one thing that you can always count on from Hussein Obama, is that his chin will be the highest in the room.



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

*Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row

*An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice

*These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated

Article and photos here, DailyMail, UK.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blacks Must Confront Reality

Walter Williams

Excerpt: "In 1950, female-headed households were 18 percent of the black population. Today it's close to 70 percent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children lived with the biological mother and father. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black households were two-parent households. Herbert Gutman, author of "The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925," reports, "Five in six children under the age of six lived with both parents." Also, both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia found that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families (composed of two parents and children). What is significant, given today's arguments that slavery and discrimination decimated the black family structure, is the fact that years ago, there were only slight differences in family structure among racial groups.

Coupled with the dramatic breakdown in the black family structure has been an astonishing growth in the rate of illegitimacy. The black illegitimacy rate in 1940 was about 14 percent; black illegitimacy today is over 70 percent, and in some cities, it is over 80 percent.

The point of bringing up these historical facts is to ask this question, with a bit of sarcasm: Is the reason the black family was far healthier in the late 1800s and 1900s that back then there was far less racial discrimination and there were greater opportunities? Or did what experts call the "legacy of slavery" wait several generations to victimize today's blacks?

The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 28.1 percent.

A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two decades, currently at 8.4 percent. Weak family structures not only spell poverty and dependency but also contribute to the social pathology seen in many black communities — for example, violence and predatory sex. READ IT ALL HERE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How did the left destroy boys interest in school, and even history?

This is from Breitbart, watch the stunning classroom video at the bottom.

Relationships are hard, especially with colonies and royalty involved. But with each breakup comes a new beginning, an independence even.

The tale of the 13 Colonies that defied taxation and battled their way to nationhood got a Common Core twist Monday, giving about 500 Enochs High juniors a history lesson they won’t forget.

Three social studies teachers worked together on the lesson, delivered in U.S. history classes schoolwide. The lesson started with background information but not through a lecture, reading the chapter aloud or doing the unit quiz.

Clicking through a series of slides, teacher Janeen Zambo strode around the class asking students to figure out why something happened, what might happen next, and where they could get the information for their homework.

...As students move away for work or college, she pointed out, “you start seeing yourself as separate. It’s part of growing up. Maybe the Colonies were growing up.”

With the background covered, she switched gears. A letter was left in her room, she said, unfolding a paper. Students need to remember their papers, not pass notes, because she reads aloud what gets left behind, she said to stunned silence.

The letter described a failing relationship. The writer needed space. It just wasn’t going to work out. Sympathetic murmurs greeted the harshest lines. As the bell rang, Zambo admitted it was not a classmate’s life they were hearing about, but the birth of a nation.

“We’re going to study the best breakup letter in the history of the world,” Zambo said as she ended her first-period U.S. history class.

One has to wonder if the Treaty of Paris in 1783 concluded with a group hug to show that both sides bore no hard feelings despite the breakup of their relationship.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Erased History: The aggressive effort to impeach George W. Bush

Not only did Democrats try to impeach George W. Bush during his presidency, they did so aggressively. While many have laughingly claimed that efforts to impeach President Obama are racist, or have blatantly lied by saying that there was no effort to impeach George W. Bush; history tells quite a different story.

One of the most egregious statements was made by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who said in part,

"We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority."
Lee, who co-sponsored legislation to impeach George W. Bush, lied to her base, who won’t bother to research her statement. Lee echoed MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams, who told Republican strategist Ron Christie in April that “no one threatened to impeach George Bush” on an episode of “Weekends with Alex Witt.”
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The motion to refer the articles of impeachment of George W. Bush to the Judiciary Committee was approved 251-166 by a mostly party line vote, with the exception of 24 Republicans, who also voted “yes:” Read the entire article with video, here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Who Said It? Some Amazing Flip-Flops on Same-Sex Marriage

Who said this and when did he or she say it?

Quote: “I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or reconsidered.”

Answer: That was former President Bill Clinton in an interview with the flagship gay publication The Advocate in 1996.
By Michael Brown at Townhall.com


Quote: “I think that the vast majority of Americans find [same-sex marriage] to be something they can't agree with. But I think most Americans are fair. And if they believe that people in committed relationships want to share their lives and, not only that, have the same rights that I do in my marriage, to decide who I want to inherit my property or visit me in a hospital, I think that most Americans would think that that's fair and that should be done.”

Answer: That was former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a CBS News interview in 2003.

Quote: (Responding to the question, “Do you support gay marriage?”) “No. Barack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage. We do not support that. That is basically the decision to be able to be able to be left to faiths and people who practice their faiths the determination what you call it.”

Answer: That was Vice President (then Senator) Joe Biden, responding to a question in a 2008 presidential debate.

Quote: “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”

Answer: That was President (then Senator) Barack Obama in a 2008 interview with MTV.

In 2004 he said, “My religious faith dictates marriage is between a man and a woman, gay marriage is not a civil right.” In 2008, in an interchange hosted by Rick Warren, he said, “I believe marriage is the union between a man and a woman. As a Christian it’s also a sacred union.” (For the question of his earlier position from 1996, see here.)

Part Two: Philosophical

Note the dates of these positions quoted (all of them are from within the last 8 years); note some of the venues, which include gay publications (The Advocate) and gay friendly venues (MTV); and then note how clearly these opinions were expressed in opposition to redefining marriage, especially by the three men cited.