The Left on the Move in Global Lockstep | Mar 2016

Obama: ‘Hopefully, We Can Learn From’ Cuba About Improving Human Rights In America

– DailyCaller

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“Speaking to reporters in Havana Monday, President Barack Obama said that, “hopefully,” the United States can learn a thing or two from Cuba’s record on improving basic, human rights.

“Our starting point is that we have two different systems,” Obama explained. “What I have said to President Castro, is that we are moving forward and not looking backwards.”

“President Castro, I think, has pointed out that it, in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security in old age, that those things are human rights as well.”

…More here @ DailyCaller

 

 

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Meets with China’s Propaganda Chief

– Breitbart

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“BEIJING (AP) — Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace.

Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their meeting Saturday that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies to help “Internet development better benefit the people of all countries,” China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. Zuckerberg was in Beijing to attend an economic forum.

China has called for the creation of a global Internet “governance system” and cooperation between countries to regulate Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression.

Facebook and other Western social media, including Twitter, are banned in China. Zuckerberg has long been courting China’s leaders in a so far futile attempt to access the country with the world’s largest number of Internet users – 668 million as of last year.

China has been increasing control over its Internet, dubbed the Great Firewall because it is already heavily censored. Liu, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the ruling Communist Party’s top leadership panel, recently said that all Internet users must not cross the “baseline” when discussing China’s governance.

Chinese censors have introduced a slate of new regulations to better enable them to police digital and social media as closely as traditional publications. The country’s top Internet regulator has repeatedly warned that an untamed cyberspace would pose a risk to domestic security, and that the government should decide who to allow into “its house.”

…Continue reading @ Breitbart

 

 

DiCaprio: Communist China Is Becoming A ‘Hero On Climate Change’

– DailyCaller

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“Leonardo DiCaprio said China, one of the most polluted countries in the world and ruled by a communist government, has an opportunity to become the “hero of the environmental movement” for its concerted efforts to curb carbon emission output.

DiCaprio, coming off his big Oscar win, heaped praise on China while promoting his new movie “The Revenant” in Beijing Sunday.

“As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable,” he said at a press conference.

China has the opportunity “to change the world and I have all the confidence in the world that that is their intention,” DiCaprio added.”

…Contine reading @ DailyCaller

 

 

 

Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Give Illegal Aliens US Healthcare | Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton Wants To Give Americans’ Healthcare to Millions of Illegals, Says Chelsea Clinton

– Breitbart

“Hillary Clinton wants American taxpayers to pay for the healthcare of all illegal immigrants who get into the United States, Chelsea Clinton told a health-care salesman.

Clinton “thinks it’s so important to extend the Affordable Care Act to people who are living and working here, regardless of immigration status, regardless of citizenship status,” Chelsea told the advocate March 15, at an event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Roughly 14 million illegal immigrants are living in the United States, alongside 310 million Americans, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

American taxpayers pay roughly $5,000 per year for each person enrolled in Obamacare. So the addition of only 10 million current illegals to Obamacare would cost taxpayers at least $50 billion per year, or $500 billion over 10 years, partly because many migrants lack workplace skills or even the ability to speak English.

But Clinton has also promised she will largely stop deportations of foreigners who sneak into the United States. “I would not deport children. I do not want to deport family members either,” she said at a March 10 Latino political rally hosted by Univision and theWashington Post.

If Clinton’s open-borders policy encourages more migrants to enter the United States, American taxpayers will have to divert funding from their relatives — retirees, children, unemployed and disabled — to pay for the healthcare of many more millions of foreign people who choose to break the nation’s popular immigration laws.

At least 150 million more foreigners would like to migrate to the United States, according a 2012 survey by Gallup. If one-seventh of the 150 million migrants arrive in the United States, the 10-year bill would rise to $1.5 trillion.”

…Continue reading more @ Breitbart.com

 

Sanders plan would cover undocumented immigrants

– Politico

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“Millions of undocumented immigrants would gain health care coverage under Bernie Sanders’ plan for a single-payer health care system, a detail he didn’t include explicitly in his just-released proposal but one confirmed by an aide shortly after Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate.

“It would cover everyone, including aspiring Americans,” said Warren Gunnels, senior policy adviser to the Vermont senator’s campaign, when asked whether the plan would cover immigrants in the country illegally.

Sanders, along with immigration advocacy groups, has long lamented that Obamacare left an estimated 10 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants without access to coverage through the law’s exchanges, though aides emphasized to the Washington Post last fall that he didn’t necessarily support offering them subsidies to afford coverage. Clinton, similarly, said during the October debate that she’d favor allowing undocumented immigrants to buy coverage through Obamacare exchanges, but not with subsidies.”

Read more @ Politico

 

– Question is: No one is saying how a government already 20 Trillion dollars in debt is going to pay for healthcare for people illegally in the country.

JFK’s Historic Speech on ‘the President and the Press’ | Mar 2016

President John F. Kennedy’s Historic Speech on Secret Socities, the Media and Govt – 1961

– Youtube

“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it.

“Even today, there is little threat of opposing a secret society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the future of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it and there is great danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment – that I do not intend to allow to permit to the extent that it is in my control.
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion — on subversion instead of elections — on intimidation instead of free choice — on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.
“It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly-knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

 

No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.

I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers–I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.

Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed–and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment– the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants”–but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.”

More at Youtube

Shasta Lake in the Middle of Gov Brown’s Drought | Mar 2016

Shasta Lake reaches 108 percent of its historic average

– SFGate

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“As the weekend’s soakings dumped billions of gallons of water into Shasta Lake, California’s largest reservoir reached 79 percent capacity — and 108 percent of its historic average — on Monday.

This was a major milestone for a lake that has flirted with record-low levels in recent drought years.

The lake dipped down to 889 feet in December 2014, and it was only 912 feet as recently as December 2015. (Shasta registered its lowest level ever, 837 feet above sea level, in 1977.)

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But the storms are replenishing the lake, and the elevation on March 14 soared to 1,034 feet. In the last month, the reservoir has shot up 46 feet.

“The recent rain and snow systems are good to see, but we still need more snow in the mountains in order to finish the year strong,” said Louis Moore, a deputy public affairs officer with the Bureau of Reclamation.”

….Continue reading @ SFGate.com

 

The New American Political Culture | Mar 2016

Chicago Cop: Anti-Trump Mob More Aggressive and Destructive than Reported

– Breitbart  |  Mar 14

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“The protests launched by militant leftists who shut down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally were far more aggressive and destructive than reported, says a Chicago Police officer.

“It seems the [media] aren’t broadcasting footage of the debris being thrown across Harrison by Sanders/Hillary supporters at Trump fans,” the officer wrote shortly after the canceled Trump event.

The officer, who posed anonymously on the Second City Cop blog, also noted the media didn’t report that protesters were running through parking lots and breaking windows of cars with Trump stickers on them, or that the department called out emergency Incident Teams to cope with the anti-Trump riot at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Later that same day the officer posted a second, much longer post, to detail the failures of the police leaders to plan for and respond to the protests.

The officer insisted there was “pretty much zero in terms of a unified Command Post” for the event, and that officers had no central command to report to or coordinate response from.

“Who wrote this plan?” the officer wrote. “We’ve seen and heard reports that UIC was woefully unprepared for this. They had their own people and Monterey Security inside. The Secret Service had a presence, but they’re restricted to dignitary protection. The ISP had a squad there. And CPD. So where were the people geared up for a riot? For NATO we had an entire strike force geared up and ready to go. We had the Mounted Unit up and running. Tens of dozens of bikes. Did no one see this coming?”

The officer went on to insist that suddenly emptying the pavilion of Trump fans and “putting a few thousand people out on the street as targets” was a terrible decision. This decision led to many unnecessary confrontations between Trump fans and the anarchist protesters, the officer said. It also led to unnecessary property damage, the officer said.

Next came a long list of questions:

Who gave up the expressway? Who let them block ambulances? Why did they not assemble citywide Incident Teams as soon as they knew the rally was canceled? Tact Teams? We even heard Mass Arrest kits weren’t available and only one transport wagon on scene in case arrests were made.

The criticism went farther.

Who ever drew up this order failed miserably. Whatever the Intelligence Section was doing wasn’t nearly enough. The On Scene Incident Commander failed to anticipate even the best case scenario and every other appointee showed how incompetent they really were by not ordering up more reinforcements and more units on stand-by.

Video that hasn’t gotten much play since that night also showed that the protests were far more raucous than previously reported.

In all, it seems that at least this one Chicago Police Officer felt that the CPD fell down on the job during this incident.”

– From the story by Warner Todd Huston @ Breitbart

 

SHOCKING NEW VIDEO=> Anti-Trump Protester JUMPED FENCE – RUSHED PAST SECRET SERVICE trying to storm Trump rally stage

– theGatewayPundit – Youtube

More @ theGatewayPundit

Is This the Death of Free Speech? Chicago | Mar 2016

Brown: Protesters can’t blame Trump crowd for this ugliness

– Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: Demonstrators celebrate after it was announced that a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed on March 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers postponed the rally citing safety reasons after hundreds of demonstrators were ticketed for the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 608579555
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: Demonstrators celebrate after it was announced that a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed on March 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers postponed the rally citing safety reasons after hundreds of demonstrators were ticketed for the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 608579555-

“The protesters who caused Trump to cancel his Friday night rally at the UIC Pavilion erupted in elation at the announcement and took to the arena floor to celebrate.

I’m not sure what they were celebrating…..

There was a lot of negative energy being expended inside and outside the UIC Pavilion.

To be clear, I’m glad people came out to protest Trump. I was hoping for it.

But as I watched an elderly man with a walker trying in vain to return to his car because idiots were running wild through the parking garage where many of Trump’s fans parked their cars, I was ashamed.

“This is what free speech looks like!” shouted a leader of the protesters on his megaphone while the old man asked the police if it was safe yet to get to his car.

I hope this isn’t what free speech looks like.”

…Continue reading more of Mark Brown’s piece @ Chicago Sun-Times

 

– As I watched the video below, I wondered if this is how a democratic republic ends? Stifling dissent and free speech anywhere and everywhere, on college campuses, and now at political rallies.

There are candidates and political figures I may vehemently disagree with, but I would never abridge their right to speak freely and without restraint.

Seeing the students celebrating shutting down a political instance of free speech, the rally looked like something from a foreign country, not the United States.  / CJ

 

The Moment Donald Trump Chicago Rally Was Cancelled & The Chaos That Ensued (3-11-16)

– Youtube

– I wonder if the University of Illinois at Chicago gives  a course in Denial of Speech?

(apologies for the inconsistent audio)

 

Diamond and Silk BREAKING NEWS about Chicago Protestors 

– Youtube

More here @ Youtube

 

 

Will You Drop Out of the Race If Indicted? | Mar 2016

Ramos to Hillary Clinton at Debate: Will You Drop Out of the Race If Indicted?

– Youtube  |  CNN

“During tonight’s Univision Democratic debate, Jorge Ramos didn’t waste much time before grilling Hillary Clinton hard on her emails and who gave her permission to use a private server.

As Ramos went through the issue, he brought up how Clinton had encouraged State Department employees not to do the same, suggesting “one set of rules for yourself” and another for everyone else.

Clinton again said it wasn’t the best choice, but pointed to predecessors who did the same and reiterated that she did not send or receive any classified emails. She said, “I am not concerned about it… and no Democrat or American should be either.”

Ramos again confronted her on who gave her “permission” to do this. Clinton said, “There was no permission to be asked… it was permitted.”

From CNN:

RAMOS: If you get indicted would you going to drop out?

CLINTON: Oh, for goodness — that’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.

(APPLAUSE)

RAMOS: Senator Sanders, you have gone from saying the following, the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e- mails, to claiming that it is a very serious issue. Which is it?

SANDERS: There is a process under way, and that process will take its course. Today in America, the middle class is disappearing. We have massive levels of income and wealth inequality, climate change threatens the whole planet, 47 million people live in poverty. I’m going to focus on the issues facing the working families of this country. That process specifically.”

More here @ Youtube