Politics

Jan 27 2017

TruetheVote’s Catherine Englebrecht DIY Interview on Voter Fraud | Jan 26

– Youtube | True the Vote

 

 

Portland, Oregon Police Rush, Tackle Traffic Blocking Liberal Protesters

– theGatewayPundit

“The videos of Portland, Oregon police officers bull rushing liberal protesters who had taken over an intersection are fun to watch over and over again.

The protesters try to scatter, but several are too slow and get leveled in tackles akin to middle linebackers body-slamming crossing tight ends.

The police are rewarded with cheers and thumbs up from people watching from the sidewalk. One man can be heard exhorting the police to, “Take them all down!”

…Continue reading @ theGatewayPundit.com

 

Police sweep in, make 14 arrests at Portland anti-cop protest

– OregonLive

“Small, scattered protests throughout Wednesday came to a head downtown and again in Northeast Portland as protesters blocked roads and police arrested 14 people.

A group of about 30 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square in the afternoon, calling for the dismissal of Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman. Clad mostly in black with many wearing bandanas over their faces, they stepped into the intersection of Southwest Yamhill and Sixth Avenue, blocking cars, buses and a MAX train.

Within minutes, cars and buses started honking and angry bystanders began yelling for the demonstrators to move. A car tried to push past, but the group refused to move. The driver eventually drove his car away in reverse.

Several people got out of their cars to confront the protesters. One man yelled, “I gotta go home!”

It apparently was part of a promise by people to disrupt the city to show their outrage over the police response to an Inauguration Day rally and march downtown last Friday when officers in riot gear used  tear gas and flash-bang and sting-ball grenades to get people to leave.

The protesters were in the Yamhill intersection for less than 15 minutes when officers arrived to the cheers of bystanders. They cleared the intersection and arrested three people while bystanders whooped and clapped.”

….Continue reading more @ OregonLive.com

Dec 2016

 

Sometimes Reality Is Just Not Fun

– RightwingGranny

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“The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is known for its fight for a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers. The union chooses to ignore the fact that these are entry-level workers learning the basics of holding a job–showing up on time, being conscientious, treating people with respect, etc. Recruiting these people into the SEIU provides a larger base for union dues (and bigger donations to Democratic candidates), but where has the battle gotten the workers?

Ed Rensi posted an article at Forbes on Tuesday talking about the consequences of the push for a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers.

The article points out a few of the unintended consequences:

Let’s start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns out the wolf was real.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s announced the nationwide roll-out of touchscreen self-service kiosks. In a video the company released to showcase the new customer experience, it’s striking to see employees who once would have managed a cash register now reduced to monitoring a customer’s choices at an iPad-style kiosk.

…Of course, not all businesses have the capital necessary to shift from full-service to self-service. And that brings me to my next correct prediction–that a $15 minimum wage would force many small businesses to lay off staff, seek less-costly locations, or close altogether.

…The out-of-state labor groups who funded these initiatives aren’t shedding tears over the consequences. Like their Soviet-era predecessors who foolishly thought they could centrally manage prices and business operations to fit an idealistic worldview, economic reality keeps ruining the model of all gain and no pain. This brings me to my last correct prediction, which is that the Fight for $15 was always more a creation of the left-wing Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rather than a legitimate grassroots effort. Reuters reported last year that, based on federal filings, the SEIU had spent anywhere from $24 million to $50 million on the its Fight for $15 campaign, and the number has surely increased since then.

This money has bought the union a lot of protesters and media coverage. You can expect more of it on November 29. But the real faces of the Fight for $15 are the young people and small business owners who have had their futures compromised. Those faces are not happy ones.

I suspect that over time many of the businesses involved would have switched to kiosks anyway, but the drive for $15 an hour definitely helped speed up the process. The fact that the SEIU was able to gather (or pay) protestors and that the news covered this story in a positive light is evidence that we are not teaching people basic economics in school. Somehow we have lost sight of the fact that businesses are in business to make a profit. When businesses are no longer profitable, they go out of business. In this case even the businesses that could afford to automate cut back on their workforce because of increasing labor costs. This is another example of shortsightedness on the part of the unions and of the law of unintended consequences.”

….Read more @ RightwingGranny.com

Oct 2016

Message from Brussels

– Youtube

Ballotpedia:

Eighteen statewide ballot propositions were put on the ballot in 2016.

One measure, Proposition 50, the Suspension of Legislators amendment, was on the ballot for the election on June 7, 2016, and was approved. Seventeen measures will be put before voters at the election on November 8, 2016. Eighteen measures is the average number of measures California voters decided each even-numbered year from 1996 through 2014. In previous even-numbered election years, however, the measures were spreadout more across different election days throughout the year since citizen initiatives were allowed on primary and special election ballots prior to 2014.

One additional measure, the California $15 per hour Minimum Wage Initiative, was certified for the November ballot but then was withdrawn by proponents on June 23, 2016, after the California State Legislature passedSenate Bill 3, a bill raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.

Issues that California electors will vote on in November 2016 include:

  • Marijuana legalization
  • Gun control
  • Healthcare and drug prices
  • Condoms in porn
  • Plastic bags
  • Repealing or altering the death penalty
  • Tobacco taxes

….More @ ballotpedia.org

 

What the Heck is wrong with Oprah Endorsing Hillary? Everything.

– the Viewers’s View

– Diamond and Silk weigh in with fireworks.

….More here @ The Viewer’s View

 

How to Find your US Congressperson

– Congressional Districts by Zip Code

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– Here @ InsideGov.com

Or by using a Map:

Click here @ govtrack.us

How to Find your California State Senators and Assemblypersons

– Click here @ California Legislature

 

Constitutional Law   |

Congressional Testimony of Two Supreme Court Justices before Senate on the Role of the Court on Congress & the Law

– Youtube

…More by Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Stephen Breyer and Sen. Mike Lee-Utah @ Youtube

 

California PresidentialPrimary ElectionTuesday, June 7, 2016

Semi-Official Election Results

– California Secretary of State Web site

Here @ http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

Diamond and Silk at Women United for Trump Event

– Youtube

 

Trump Interview on CNN

– CNN  |  Youtube

– Note: At 13:10 Trump is asked about the proposed Muslim ban on entry to the US.
The US has a visa free agreement with visitors for Europe, that should work out with 127 million unvetted potential visitors to the United States. /CJ

 

Donald Trump Wins All 5 States. Diamond and Silk Celebrate. #Still Winning

– Youtube

More here @ Youtube

 

Monday Night’s California United States Senate Race Debate Highlights

– KRCA  | Stockton

More here @ KRCA Stockton

 

 

Sanders Rallies 27,000 In New York While Hillary Speaks To 400

– DailyCaller

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“Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held a massive rally in New York City Wednesday night, as he continues to build momentum going into next week’s New York primary.

Sanders spoke in front of a crowd of 27,000 people in Washington Square Park, giving his usual stump speech condemning money’s influence in politics and income inequality.

At the same time Hillary Clinton was across town in Co-op city speaking to a much smaller crowd of 400.”

…Read more @ Daily Caller

 

Mar 2016

 

Table Talk Episode 21: Terrorist Attack in Brussels & Lyin Ted Super Pac Ad Against Melania

– Youtube

– Oh my. Diamond and Silk go there.

Real Time with Bill Maher: Bill Maher’s Advice to Cory Booker (HBO)

– Youtube

“HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher told Senator Cory Booker, “Just say ‘Islamic terrorism.’ Just say those words, and you’ll win the election. Avoid those words, and you’re going to lose the election” on Friday.

After Booker referenced “violent extremism” while discussing the Brussels terror attacks, Maher cut in to state, “I think the Democrats risk losing this election, if they can’t put together the worlds ‘Islamic extremism, as opposed to violent extremism. Please just tell me that you recognize that it is a distinct threat, much greater than any other violent extremist threat. You don’t really think it’s on the same order as the KKK? Are you really worried about the KKK?” He added, “If there’s a terrorist attack, what if this was LAX instead of the Brussels airport? I mean, 45% of Democrats, already, if you take Trump’s name off his proposal to ban Muslims coming into this country, agree with it. Democrats.”

…More here @ Youtube

China acquiring USA one company at a time – Whirlpool sole US appliance manufacturer

– WorldNetDaily

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“What’s the best way for a country like China to exert its influence over the U.S. economy? Acquire American-owned companies like Chinese-owned Haier just did when they purchased General Electric’s (GE) appliance business for $5.4 billion.

America can no longer claim to be an independent nation when our manufacturing base is under foreign ownership or foreign control. After all, ownership equals control, and control equals sovereignty. We lose our sovereignty as a nation when foreign companies buy our land, factories, and companies.

How so? Because the more Chinese and other foreign companies establish ownership of American assets, plants and factories, the more they have the right to demand how our U.S economy is run, because how it is run affects them, too.

Whirlpool just happens to be the only remaining major American-owned appliance company in the United States, and we need to support them with our consumer dollars when we shop for appliances. Whirlpool owns such popular brands as Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air.”

…Continue reading @ WND

Table Talk Episode 20: Elitist who wants to stop Donald Trump, Agitators in Arizona & Mitt Romney

– Youtube  |   Mar 26

…Watch more from Diamond & Silk @ Youtube

 

 

Diamond and Silk BREAKING NEWS about Chicago Protestors 

– Youtube Mar 2016

 

 

Diamond & Silk weigh in on Iowa Cruz election cheating

– Youtube Feb 2016

More here @ Youtube

Liberal Senator Says She Wants To Avoid ‘Constitutional Arguments’ During Hearing On Obama’s Executive Gun Action

– Daily Caller Jan 2016

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“Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski
said at a Senate hearing Wednesday that she wanted to avoid getting “involved in constitutional arguments.” The only problem is that the hearing in question dealt with President Obama’s recent executive actions on guns, which many believe infringes on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

“I look forward to…listening to the attorney general and listening to this wonderful panel that you’ve invited to participate today,” Mikulski, a Democrat and ardent supporter of gun control, said in her opening remarks ahead of a Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing, which heard testimony from Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

“So let’s solve the problem,” Mikuski urged. “Let’s not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let’s help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship.”

– Clearly we need drug testing in Congress. How do you discuss constitutional issues in the Senate without addressing constitutional issues?

– Read more  of the story by Chuck Ross here @ Daily Caller

Progressives Want the U.S. to Imitate a Dying Europe

– PJMedia Jan 2016

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– Excellent article on culture and interesting critique of progressive-socialism-marxism as a dated 19th century theory that hasn’t progressed with society.

“There was a time, I guess, when it made a certain amount of sense for American elites to imitate European ways. Two hundred plus years ago — even a hundred and fifty years ago — when the United States was still just getting started, Europe was at its height. Where we were uncultured, they were in the midst of producing the single greatest culture the world has ever known. Where we were experimental and uncertain, they were tried and more or less true. Where we were innocent and optimistic, they were cynical and wise. It was understandable that those who fancied themselves the intellectual elite among us would put on European airs and look to European ideas.

But come on, progressives, you can’t live in the 19th century forever! Today — and for the last sixty years at least — it is we who invent, we who create, we who lead and Europe…  well, Europe, if you hadn’t noticed, is dying. No, I’m too kind: it’s just about dead.”

More here by Andrew Klavan @ PJ Media

 

 

What is the distinction between a Natural Born Citizen and Native Born Citizen?

– Youtube – Jan 2016

– An excellent exposition on the legal issue of what constitutes a “Natural Born” citizen as well as why it’s so important.

 

I particularly like the explanations  of:

1) Singularity of the natural born requirement

2) Exposition on natural law in our constitutional law.

3) Importance of the requirement rests on the fact that the president is the Chief Constitutional Officer of the United States.

Very interesting, thought provoking and timely.

More here @ Youtube

The Constitution requires that the President of the United States must be a natural born citizen:

Article II, section 1, pa. 5: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

For more information on the distinction of citizenship, have a look at this site: The Madison Forum

Even more here: The Fourteenth Amendment and a “natural born citizen”
“Benjamin Franklin’s (a signer of our Constitution) letter to Charles W.F. Dumas, December 1775:
“I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the Law of Nations. Accordingly, that copy which I kept (after depositing one in our own public library here, and send the other to the College of Massachusetts Bay, as you directed) has been continually in the hands of the members of our congress, now sitting, who are much pleased with your notes and preface, and have entertained a high and just esteem for their author”?

The Laws of Nations was the codified law used between nations after it’s publication in 1758.

Here is what Vattel states about, it

§ 212. Citizens and natives.

The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.”

See the entire:

CHAP. XIX.
OF OUR NATIVE COUNTRY, AND SEVERAL THINGS THAT RELATE TO IT.

 

Laws of Nations

 

 

Video: Matthews discovers that Hillary can’t tell the difference between Democrats and socialists, either

– HotAir – Jan 2016

“To the extent that Hillary answered this at all, the response appears to be that Democrats are socialists who sometimes and temporarily compromise to add accomplishments to the resumé. That argument, as incoherently made as it is, seems to annoy Matthews, who abruptly changes the subject.

Matthews still hasn’t gotten an answer to his question: what’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? The actual answer is there isn’t a difference any more, but no one wants to admit it. I’d be surprised if Matthews ever asks this question again in public, or at least if he asks it before the general election in November.”

– See more @ HotAir

– Definition of Socialism:

Full Definition of socialism 

1:  any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

2a :  a system of society or group living in which there is no private propertyb :  a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

3:  a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Usage Discussion of socialism

In the many years since socialism entered English around 1830, it has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the conception of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, “pure” socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy, now often referred to as “democratic socialism,” in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.” – Per Merriam-Webster Dictionary @ Merriam-Webster

Chris Mathews on Hillary Clinton

– MSNBC – 2008

– Just a reminder of Chris Mathews take on Hillary in 2008.

U.S. Doesn’t Know How Many Foreign Visitors Overstay Visas

– NY Times – Jan 01 2016

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“Nearly 20 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring the federal government to develop a system to track people who overstayed their visas. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, an entry and exit tracking system was seen as a vital national security and counterterrorism tool, and the 9/11 Commission recommended that the Department of Homeland Security complete a system “as soon as possible.” Two of the 9/11 hijackers, Satam al-Suqami and Nawaf al-Hazmi, had overstayed their visas.

Since then, the federal government has spent millions of dollars on the effort, yet officials can only roughly estimate the number of people in the United States illegally after overstaying visas.”

 – Read the rest of the article here @ NY Times

Hillary Clinton Is Conveniently Clueless On Encryption

– Breitbart – Dec 20

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“Hillary doesn’t understand email servers and after last night’s Democratic Presidential debate it seems she doesn’t understand the basics of web privacy either

In comments that even the ultra-progressive Vox Media outlet The Verge called “borderline illiterate,” Hillary Clinton appeared to simultaneously support and oppose the controversial idea of requiring tech companies to create “back doors” in encrypted online communication networks that are currently near-impenetrable to security agencies.

“Maybe the back door isn’t the right door, and I understand what Apple and others are saying about that,” Clinton mused. ”

However, she then went on to say: “It doesn’t do anybody any good if terrorists can move toward encrypted communication that no law enforcement agency can break into before or after.”

“There must be some way. I don’t know enough about the technology to be able to say what it is, but I have a lot of confidence in our tech experts.”

Clinton did not specify what this would look like, instead speaking in general terms. But if she had any technical knowledge, she would have known that the only way for government to gain access to encrypted communications would be to break the encryption.

In other words, a back door.”

Read more here @ Breitbart by Allum Bokhari

– How in a completely technical world, is a technically clueless presidential candidate a plus?

NY Times Scrubs Obama Comment About Not Understanding Americans’ Terrorism Anxiety

– PJ Media – Dec 18

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– Fine article on the artful pursuit of the purposely inept, inane and clueless presidency of Barack Obama.

By Rick Moran @ PJ Media

“I’m sure the president is quite appreciative of how the New York Times has his back.

In an off the record interview with several liberal news outlets and websites, President Obama offered a doozy of an explanation for why he appears to be so sanguine about the terror threat. The New York Times relayed the gist of his comments:

In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments.

Two devastating terrorist attacks in a matter of weeks — one in an American city — and he needs to watch TV to fully appreciate the anxiety of the American people?

But as bad as the comment was, the New York Times upped the controversy several degrees by deleting the above passage on the website. Their explanation? Edited for “space.”

Read the rest of the article @ PJ Media

 

– Mediaite put it this way:

NY Times Stealth-Edits Article to Remove Embarrassing Obama Admission

– Read it here: Mediaite

 

Obama Skipped 62.5 Percent of Intelligence Briefings this Year

– FreeBeacon

“President Barack Obama has only attended roughly 40 percent of his daily intelligence briefings throughout his presidency, according to the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).”

Read more @ FreeBeacon

 

In the Aftermath of San Bernardino –

 – In the past two weeks alone since the San Bernardino terrorist attack, we have witnessed a stunning number of facts emerge that paint a troubling picture: 

1. According to Congressional testimony, the White House got in the center of the refugee vetting process, specifically holding up a decision on investigating social media history for over two years.

 2. We know our adversaries like ISIS are aware of the opportunities in taking advantage of lax visa supervision and enforcement. 

 3. The chances of a severe punishment for overstaying a visa is practically nil. 

 3. On the other hand some 20 million foreign nationals entered the USA in the visa waiver program. 

 4. An additional 10 million visas were issued by the US State Dept. 

 5. The USA has very poor existing vetting procedures in place the vast number of visa applicants each year, and the Dec 17th Congressional demonstrated the poor grasp of the situation by DC bureaucrats. 

In fact we’ve seen a disturbing pattern to all these scandals, from the IRS, to ObamaCare, to Benghazi of severe ineptitude where we can least afford it. One gets the disturbing impression that none of these people could run a post office. 

 6. The US Govt has no idea how many foreign nationals, with visas or without permission, have left the USA last year. With a flood of entries and little idea of exits, the govt is facing a huge challenge of record keeping. 

7. Moreover, the president is planning on bringing in at least 80,000 more ‘Syrian’ refugees that it will be impossible to vet. The Executive branch whose task it is to carry out the laws, must know it does not have the resources available to meet the challenge. Yet it brings in more. 

 8. Finally, the number and ferocity of radical Islamic terrorist acts within the United States and other Western countries makes plain we are facing a serious threat. 

The Obama Admin has obstructed, obfuscated or failed to do it’s job to enforce the law. It should be painfully obvious just what this is.  

See here the entire Congressional Terrorism and Immigration Screening hearing as well as some of the reporting here @ Questioning Asylum in the US

Some illegal immigrants to qualify for Social Security benefits from time worked illegally

– HotAir

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“The Daily Caller has obtained a memo from 2014 where one big question may be answered. When illegals are using a fraudulently obtained Social Security number to work, what happens to the money which the employer withholds from their paychecks, particularly their S.S. benefits deductions? Well, at least in some cases it looks like they’ll just have the cash transferred over to their new, “legitimate” Social Security number.”

Read the rest @ HotAir by Jazz Shaw

– Beyond the fact that clearing up the identity theft of one’s Social Security number can be a legal and financial nightmare for US Citizens, now they will have to contest the legality of the US Govt taking out funds from their Social Security accounts. This is a govt created nightmare. Again.

 

Benghazi Family Hits Back: Hillary Clinton Lied About Us On ABC to George Stephanopoulos

– Breitbart

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– Amazing that Hillary keeps repeating a verifiable lie. I think at this point it makes a big damn difference.

“Kate Quigley, sister of Glen Doherty, one of the four murder victims of the September 11 terror attack against our Benghazi consulate in Libya in 2012, accused Hillary Clinton of lying to George Stephanopoulos about what the former Secretary of State told her and other grieving Benghazi family members.

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When asked if Clinton told the truth to Stephanopoulos, Quigley told a Boston radio station Thursday that Clinton is now lying about telling the grieving family members the lie about the YouTube video:

This is a woman that will do and say anything to get what she wants. I have very little respect for her. I know what she said to me and she can say all day long that she didn’t say it. That’s her cross to bear. She knows that she knew what happened that day, and she wasn’t truthful, and that has come out in the last hearings — that she told her family one thing and was telling the public another thing.…”

– Read the rest here @  Breitbart by John Nolte

What a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! – Walter Scott

If Hilllary could lie to the American People at a critical time like the Benghazi attack, imagine what she told told leaders and Islamic groups in the Middle East?

No wonder the entire is region was inflamed on her watch. Her foreign policy was a tragic failure that is still in spin.

 

Frontline Documentary: Syria’s Second Front

– PBS / Frontline

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Here @ Frontline

– Before we presume to intervene in this conflict, we should at least try to understand it. It’s complicated.

 

Fmr. FBI Counterterrorism Agent: ‘Vast Majority’ of US Mosques/Islamic Centers Part of ‘Jihadi Network’

– Breitbart

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– Moreover in the article there is this:

“Guandolo said he “came to understand very deeply the massive jihadi network we have in the United States” and discovered that “the leaders of the Islamic organizations… were actually interfacing with government leaders and advising them with how to proceed in the war on terror, as it was called.

He said that, for instance, the “Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)—the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization here— is a Hamas funding entity” and its leadership works with the Secretary of State and the National Security staff, the previous four Secretaries of State, and briefs the FBI and CIA. He mentioned that the previous president of ISNA Mohamed Magid works “very closely with the White House and sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance.”

Guandolo emphasized that these Muslim leaders are the ones that are working with the FBI, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, National Security staffs.

“Look at our policy for domestic terrorism… and you can track it back to these organizations,” he said, adding that “they write policy” and say “look, this is offensive to Muslims and this is how you need to do it, and we have done it.”

Guandolo said that it is “insane” that these leaders serve a liaisons “between the Muslim community and the U.S. Government.”

Read the full story here @ Breitbart

 

Hillary Greatest Hits Compilation

– Democratic Underground / Youtube

– Sort of a greatest hits. Those are interesting but the next video is stunning for what it reveals about her, absolutely chilling, when asked about war:

– After Charlie Rose gets James Baker to answer on what the US should do about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, wherein Bakers states after exhausting all other efforts, “we should take them out.”

Rose then turns to Hillary for her response. All he gets is hysterical laughter.  See for yourself.

War and the use of weapons of mass destruction would hardly seem a topic of levity for reasonable people. Clinton, Baker, Rose and the audience seem to be in on some sort of inside joke. They can hardly contain themselves.

AG Loretta Lynch Vows to Prosecute Anti-Muslim Speech, Calls San Bernardino ‘Wonderful Opportunity’

– Breitbart

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“Rather than denouncing acts of terrorism, just one day after recent tragic events in San Bernardino, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a group assembled for the Muslim Advocates dinner that the Justice Department is prepared to take “aggressive action” against people employing anti-Muslim rhetoric that “edges towards violence.”

In effect, she’s saying she would use prosecution as a weapon to protect Muslims from others employing their First Amendment rights.

Seemingly, her greatest fear at the time was not another Paris, or San Bernardino, but “anti-Muslim rhetoric,” instead.

Loretta Lynch, at a press conference yesterday, termed the San Bernardino shootings a “wonderful opportunity” to change the nature of police work: “We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”

– Well there’s goes the 1st Amendment.

Read the whole story by Dan Riehl @ Breitbart

 

 

Unspeakable Cruelty in Japan’s Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

– the Dodo Nov 27

This is the way wild dolphin look in nature.

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This is what happens to them every year in Taiji, Japan. Families of dolphins and whales.  Wholesale slaughter.

“While the video is difficult to watch, the pilot whale’s last moments are a testament to the brutal horror dolphins and pilot whales face during Taiji’s heartless annual hunt.”

– The politics of death in modern Japan.

“Each year, 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Japan, and the Taiji hunt alone is responsible for killing hundreds of animals. The few who survive the blood-red waters are sold into captivity, fated to spend the rest of their lives cut off from family and performing at zoos and marine parks. Most of them, like this one, are butchered and sold for their meat.Each year, 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Japan, and the Taiji hunt alone is responsible for killing hundreds of animals. The few who survive the blood-red waters are sold into captivity, fated to spend the rest of their lives cut off from family and performing at zoos and marine parks. Most of them, like this one, are butchered and sold for their meat.”

– Unspeakable horror and cruelty by ‘modern’ man in today’s Japan.  One has to ask, how is this possible in a modern society?

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“The pilot whale was one of a pod of around 70 that was captured and driven into the netted killing cove late last week. The first day, the pod clustered together in the middle of the inlet, clinging together for comfort and protection.

Over the next few days, the family was slowly destroyed. The matriarch of the pod was tied up and watched as dozens of her family members were slaughtered in front of her, butchered until the water turned a bright red.”

What has to happen in Japan for this horror to end? So glad this is not a part of California culture.

The whole bloody story here @  an updated link:

The Dodo – Whale Slaughter in Japan

 

Operation Infinite Patience

– Sea Shepherd

More here:  The Cove Guardians Expose Taiji

 

Karma for Taiji?

– The Guardian

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Kar·ma –  the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.

 

“A new study by two Japanese universities found that residents of Taiji, a whaling town on the Pacific coast, who frequently ate the meat of pilot whale – a member of the dolphin family – have mercury levels 10 times the national average.

The hair of three tested residents contained quantities of mercury higher than 50 parts per million [ppm], a level that can lead to neurological problems.

Researchers from the Health Sciences University of Hokkaido and Daiichi University’s College of Pharmaceutical Studies tested hair samples from 30 men and 20 women from the town between last December and July this year.

The average mercury level among the men was 21.6 ppm and 11.9 ppm among women – both about 10 times the national average. Three men with dangerously high levels of mercury said they ate pilot whale meat more than once a month.”

Lots more here: The Guardian

– A few questions present themselves at this point:

– What accounts for the high levels of mercury in the marine mammals trapped in local Japanese waters?

– Are the dolphins and whales local to the area or region?

– Logic would dictate that if the marine mammals are local to the area, why would the Japanese pollute with high levels of toxic mercury, the very waters they would capture the mammals from. Either pure stupidity based on greed or something worse.

On the health concerns alone, this has to stop.

Or from:  The Ethical Traveler

 

 

The Cove

– Youtube

 

Mother Jones –  Interview with the filmmakers of The Cove

 

 

Navajo Indian On Why Change Must Happen Now – Happy Thanksgiving

– Youtube Nov 2015

– Excellent video statement on the state of the Navajo Nation and why Sen. Carlyle Begay has switched parties in Arizona.

District 7 is the nation’s largest state legislative district by area and includes most of Northeastern Arizona including eight different tribal lands of Navajo and Hopi.

More here,as the EPA dumps more than three million tons toxic waste into the Animus River upstream from the Navajo Nation.

EPA Mining Spill in NM & AZ

Diamond & Silk dish it out –

–  Youtube – Nov 23

– New Media tells it like it is. Somebody has to say it.

It’s all here:  The Viewers View – Diamond & Silk

California Senate Race –

Eyebrows rise in Calif. as Kamala Harris makes changes to staff

– The Hill

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“Turmoil and lackluster funding in California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Senate campaign has some Democratic operatives wondering what’s gone wrong.

Harris this week replaced campaign manager Rory Steele with Juan Rodriguez, who was serving as the campaign’s senior adviser.

Harris’ team is also cutting costs to control its high rate of spending, which threatens to overtake the money flowing into the campaign account. These changes follow departures by two finance directors earlier this year.”

by Amie Parnes & Jonathan Swan @ The Hill

– Read more here: The Hill

Vulnerable California Democrats Play Defense on Syrian Refugee Issue

– KQED – Nov 20

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“Political aftershocks from the terror attacks in Paris are starting to be felt here in California. You can see it from the governor and from nervous Democrats in vulnerable congressional districts. Like Rep. Ami Bera.

Thursday, Rep. Bera joined nearly 50 House Democrats in supporting a Republican bill, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, calling for tougher screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

The bill passed 289-137, but President Obama is threatening to veto it if it comes to his desk. But Bera, who represents a district east of Sacramento and is the only Indian-American in Congress, is erring on the side of safety.

“It is critical that our first priority is to keep America safe – that is why I voted today for a bill to ensure that all Syrian refugees are thoroughly vetted,” Bera said in a statement.”

More here: KQED News

 

US Senate – Easiest path for foreign terrorists to enter the United States is the Visa Waiver program

– VOANews Nov 19

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“The Obama administration insists the screening process for refugees is extensive, multi-layered, and long — lasting up to two years.

Amid furor in Washington over the admission of Syrian refugees, senators of both parties say that the easiest path for foreign terrorists to enter the United States is the visa waiver program.

Twenty million people each year from 38 countries, including France and Belgium, use the visa waiver program,” said Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Terrorists could exploit the program, could go from France to Syria, as 2,000 fighters have done, come back to France, use the visa waiver program and, without any further scrutiny, come into the United States.”

– An excellent summation of the potentially seriously problematic Visa Waiver Program.

 

Read more here: VOA News

Diamond & Silk Breakdown the Refugee Crisis

– Youtube

Talk about Politics – Congressional candidate Opposes Obama’s ‘Islamic Importation Program’

– Breitbart Nov 17

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Bam! Gerritson states it plainly in running for Congress:

““I promise to fight President Obama’s open arms policy and oppose all legislation that invites danger into the lives of the men, women, and children of this great nation,” Gerritson said in a statement. “In essence, this is Obama’s Islamic Importation Plan; and we cannot risk adopting his strategy that fails to screen against importing terrorists into this country.”

“Gerritson, who is challenging Rep. Martha Roby         (R-AL),  said that she sympathizes for the innocent refugees who are fleeing their war-torn countries but believes that the safety of the country should be the number one priority. Gerritson said:

The safety of American people must come first. This president’s incoherent foreign policy has largely caused this crisis, and my heart goes out to all those who have been displaced.

What we cannot afford, however, is the mass importation of un-vetted, undocumented refugees who come from a warring part of the world that is home to many who cling to an ideology of American hatred.

Not all who we would bring over would feel this way, but the risk of even one terrorist getting through is far too great and the cost is far too terrible for us to allow bleeding heart liberals and status quo politicians to dictate our policy on this issue.”

Gerritson takes on her primary opponent more here: BREITBART

 

Daily Mail Reporter Claims Fake Syrian Passport Fooled Expert

– Mediaite Nov 16

Daily Mail reporter Nick Fagge told Fox News that he was able to get a fake Syrian passport good enough to fool a supposed “forgery expert” for just $2,000.

Fagge later got in touch with a forgery expert in the German police. Both the driving license and the identity card were easily dismissed, but the passport was another matter.

“He spent quite a long time analyzing it. He said it was genuine. He said, ‘This is a real passport.’”

– by  @ Mediaite

More here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/daily-mail-reporter-claims-fake-syrian-passport-fooled-expert/

 

Feinstein says ISIS is expanding, but let’s let in ‘refugees’ to US and California

– Politico Nov 16

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“Sen. Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted President Barack Obama on Monday, disagreeing with his claim that the Islamic State is “contained.”

“I’ve never been more concerned,” the California Democrat and Intelligence Committee ranking member told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday. “I read the intelligence faithfully. ISIL is not contained. ISIL is expanding.”

“They just put out a video saying it is their intent to attack this country. I think we have to be prepared,” she continued.

Feinstein also said that people can’t be confident that there is no threat to the U.S. homeland, despite assurances by officials.

“I don’t think we can be credible with that,” Feinstein said. “They are on a march. I think we have to recognize this.”

– Yet Feinstein is completely in favor of bringing poorly vetted ‘refugees’ into United States. WTF?

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/dianne-feinstein-obama-isil-215935#ixzz3rhl4isa9

 

Yet, Gov Jerry Brown invites poorly vetted ‘Syria refugees’ to California

– SacBee Nov 16

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– How do you run a background check on a Syrian ‘refugee’ if we don’t cooperate with the Syrian government?

“Brown said in a statement that the United States should continue to be a haven to the oppressed. But he also stressed the need for vigilance.

“I intend to work closely with the President so that he can both uphold America’s traditional role as a place of asylum, but also ensure that anyone seeking refuge in America is fully vetted in a sophisticated and utterly reliable way,” Brown said in response to a query from the Bee. “You can be sure that we will do everything in our power to protect the people of our state.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, took a similar stance to Brown on Monday, saying during a television interview that “California will not be one of those states” that turns away refugees.”

 – After the Kate Steinle murder in San Fran, Brown can’t seem to ensure the safety of Californians against people in the country illegally, how will he ensure safety by letting in more people we know absolutely nothing about their background, criminal, terrorist or otherwise? Will they go to California’s Sanctuary Cities then?
More from the Sacbee:

Obama “has accepted there are evils in this world and evils in places like Paris, France and this is something that we all must face today…”

– Mediaite – Nov 16 2015

““If you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘I feel your pain’ or if you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘It’s them or us,’ that is not what you just heard.”

Hemmer appeared seething as he continued, “President Obama called the attacks in Paris a ‘setback’ at one point.” Before eventually welcoming in Baier to the conversation, Hemmer, standing with the backdrop of a growing memorial in Paris behind him, concluded: “President Obama has made it quite clear in that Q-and-A that lasted more than 45 minutes that he has accepted there are evils in this world and evils in places like Paris, France and this is something that we all must face today…”

– And essentially accept. A low point for American policy today in the world. If not the lowest.

More here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUrN21aoF54

 

Why can’t we take out these bastards?

– Youtube / CNN

Obama fumbles the answer on the five yard line. Basically Obama conceded it was not reasonable to eliminate ‘violent extremist groups.’ We will simply have to accept that we will be collateral damage as a result. Is this what modern appeasement looks like?

More here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S6v-rI55R4

 

Clinton ‘often confused’ says staffer in email

– The Hill – Nov 16

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“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “often confused,” according to a 2013 email from her longtime aide Huma Abedin.

The comment, which is likely to attract attention from Clinton’s critics on the presidential campaign trail, was revealed on Monday following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from conservative legal group Judicial Watch.

In the Jan. 26, 2013, message, Abedin gave the note about Clinton while discussing the secretary’s schedule with another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley.”

– by Julian Hattem @ the Hill

An obvious question is: Why is Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest assistant with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran, trying to get a candidate who is often ‘confused’ elected president of the United States?

More here: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/260284-clinton-often-confused-staffer-says-in-revealed-email

Here is the original Judicial Watch Press Release of Nov 16, 2015, here: Judicial Watch: Email Reveals Top Aide Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary Clinton Is “Often Confused”

 

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

– Politico

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An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.

“What happened?” I ask Cofer Black. “Yeah. What did happen?” he replies. “To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone.”

– Read the whole story here: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/cia-directors-documentary-911-bush-213353

 

A Cold Day in Hell when the NY Times Posts a Video of Marine Le Pen……..

– Well they just did, follow…..

Attacker’s Possible Link to Migrant Trail Heightens Security Fears

– New York Times

– Ok, original headline aside, the real blockbuster is Le Pen on video at all. I can’t recall her ever on the MSM in the USA.

She makes a compelling case and introduces the phrase “radical Islamism” and “Islamic Fundamentalism” to identify her adversary. Le Pen also calls for French mastery over her sovereign borders once again.

Judge for yourself here with English translation: http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000004038196/marine-le-pen-france-is-no-longer-safe.html

Article here, : http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/world/europe/attackers-possible-link-to-migrant-trail-heightens-security-fears.html

 

Questions for French security services -It emerges three major intelligence failures may have let the killers get through 

– UK Mail – Nov 15 2015

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“Vital clues were missed that could have averted the Paris atrocities, it was feared last night as it was revealed that:

– A heavily armed suspect was stopped on his way to the French capital more than a week ago but German police who uncovered an arsenal of weapons in his car did not tell anti-terror chiefs.

– At least one of the terrorists was a Parisian who had been on a terror watch list for five years, but was not being monitored closely enough to be stopped before he took part in the murderous attack.

– Greek authorities believe that two of the gunmen sneaked into Europe posing as a refugee from Syria – heightening fears that not enough security checks are being carried out on migrants.

Read more here including warning graphic images: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3318903/Terrifying-firefight-police-terrorist-gunman-outside-Bataclan-concert-hall-80-people-died-caught-video.html

– Moreover what I find disturbing from the following article in French, is that the French citizen who participated in the attack was a common criminal known to the authorities, who somehow was co-opted by the radical Jihadis.

original article here: http://www.lemonde.fr/attaques-a-paris/article/2015/11/15/ismael-omar-mostefai-l-un-des-kamikazes-francais-du-bataclan_4810208_4809495.html

 

 

Bernie says ‘climate change’ is the cause of global terrorism

– Youtube Nov 14 2015

– Who knew?

“And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see counties all over the world…they’re going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops, and you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.”

– To question the obvious: Uncle Bernie please, is any of this related to…….wait for it…….overpopulation?

Why is that never mentioned? Talk about an elephant in the room.  So I get it, solve climate change and you’ll solve global radical terrorism? Bernie, you’re a genius.

More here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/14/bernie-sanders-climate-change-directly-related-terrorism/

 Mother Jones tries to agree with Bernie

– Mother Jones

– And manages to quote the NSA to make their case.

“Sanders isn’t alone in arguing that climate change has the potential to make international conflicts worse. According to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, “Extreme weather, climate change, and public policies that affect food and water supplies will probably create or exacerbate humanitarian crises and instability risks.”

– Well that settles it.

Right here: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/11/bernie-sanders-climate-change-isis

 

On the other hand Vanity Fair lights it up

– Vanity Fair

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Bernie Sanders Would Really Prefer Not to Discuss the War on Terror Right after Paris Attack

“Roughly 24 hours after several terrorist attacks in Paris left at least 129 people dead and 200 injured, the three remaining Democrat presidential candidates took the stage for a debate; its first segment focusing on the threat of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Bernie Sanders, whose candidacy focuses on income inequality and money in politics, did an admirable—but notable—job dodging the topic of global terrorism.”

More here: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-debate-paris-terror

– by 

 

10 Questions for Clinton After the Paris Massacre

– Bloomberg News

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“Question No. 7: The Islamic State has expanded to Libya. You were a main proponent of the NATO intervention there in 2011. How is it that Libya has become a safe haven for terrorists? What went wrong? Do you take any responsibility for the aftermath of that intervention?”

– There’s more here: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-11-14/10-questions-for-clinton-after-the-paris-massacre?utm_source=hootsuite

– By & Josh Rogin

 

Hillary’s “smart power” will bring peace in our time – empathize with our enemies

– Youtube

“”Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”                                                                                          – Hillary Clinton

– At this point we have to wonder how Hillary is empathizing and understanding the point of view and perspective of the terrorists in Paris tonight?

More here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hillary-we-must-empathize-americas-enemies_820584.html

 

World –

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Two men linked to Paris attacks registered as migrants in Greece: police

Read more here: http://www.france24.com/en/20151114-two-men-linked-paris-attacks-registered-migrants-greece-police

 

Pres Obama Friday morning on ABC:

– Youtube / ABC News

““I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded.

“What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.”

 

Then just several hours later in  Paris, France……..on Friday the 13th, 2015…….

 

 Terror: Paris under siege: Over 150+ dead, hostages taken in terror attacks citywide

– Youtube  – Nov 13 2015

 

 

French & German coverage here:

 

– Le Monde

Real time amateur videos and audio

Real time ends at 2:30sec into the video.

See and hear: http://www.lemonde.fr/attaques-a-paris/video/2015/11/14/attentats-du-13-novembre-a-paris-retour-sur-le-deroule-de-la-soiree_4809552_4809495.html

FoxNews coverage –

More here: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/French-police-report-shootout-and-explosion-in-6630481.php?cmpid=brknow

– And before the president has to read about it in the papers tomorrow, according to the article in the Express UK, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. Some containment. Imagine if he has the same containment approach to Iran?

 

ISIS ‘claims responsibility’ for Paris attacks after hundreds killed across French city

– Express UK

Read here: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/619363/Islamic-State-ISIS-Twitter-Paris-attacks

 

Ce soir………Nous Sommes Tous Charlie Paris

– La Marseillaise from Casablanca

link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

– Now it appears, Charlie Hebdo was just a prelude.

New Details Emerge About UC Merced Stabber

– PJ Media

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– Media told to focus on alternate narrative?

“Last Friday, the Merced County News reported on a number of unsubstantiated details that were based on the claims of anonymous law enforcement sources. Among the uncorroborated claims in the report was that the suspect had been on the FBI’s terrorist watch list, and was known to local authorities. MCN was the first paper to report that an ISIS flag picture was found among Mohammad’s belongings……”

– By Debra Heine -November 10, 2015 –

More here: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/11/10/new-details-emerge-about-uc-merced-stabber/

 

APPLE’S H-1B PARTNER BANNED FOR UNDERPAYING IMPORTED FOREIGN WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA

– Breitbart

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“Two Silicon Valley companies that import foreign software engineers for Apple and other firmss were fined and banned from the controversial H-1B visa program for underpaying what are already cheap foreign tech workers.”

– Apple underpaying foreign workers abroad uses the same cost cutting approach to imported H1-B workers in the United States.

Read the whole tawdry story here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/apples-h-1b-partner-banned-underpaying-aliens/

 

Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest campus racial bias

– LA Times

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By Teresa Watanabe and Carla RiveraContact Reporters

 

See the whole story here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-claremont-marches-20151112-story.html

 

LA’s ambitious plan to house every homeless veteran by year’s end 

– PBS NewsHour

“Los Angeles, a city with the highest number of homeless veterans, recently signed on to an ambitious national effort to end the crisis by the end of the year. Hundreds of service providers are working toward that goal by following a model that places chronically homeless vets in permanent housing and providing access to social services. NewsHour special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports.”

link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5c1SXqMOw

 

World Politics –

German Govt considers “compulsory labor” to deal with Migrant crisis

– Infowars / Focus.de

“A German parliament member has called for introducing a “compulsory labor” program under which young Germans would be forced to spend a year in the service of migrants.

Focus.de repots that CDU MP Eckhardt Rehberg provoked “heated discussion” when he suggested that Germany’s inability to cope with the migrant influx could be solved by making university graduates commit to a year of “social service”.

“We need compulsory service, we have no other way to manage the mass of refugees and their integration,” said Rehberg, adding that graduates should be given the choice of one year military service or one year social service.”

 – You just can’t make this stuff up…..

link here: http://www.infowars.com/politician-calls-for-compulsory-labor-to-force-germans-to-service-migrants/

– The GOP Debate

– Youtube / FoxBusiness

Part 6 of the debate wherein the candidates discuss immigration, and Kasich goes off into the weeds.

Judge for youself.

Link: https://californiajimmy.com/politics/?preview=true&preview_id=16&preview_nonce=559918d209

 

– Economy

Scores Of IT Workers Laid Off, Forced To Train Foreign Replacements

 – Daily Caller
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“Another business is laying off American tech workers and forcing them to train their foreign replacements, joining the ranks of Southern California Edison, Disney, Fossil Group and Catalina Marketing.Cengage Learning, a multinational education content producer, told 75 of its tech workers in October they would be out of their jobs in January, reported Computer World. In the meantime they’re training their foreign replacements, and if Cengage finds out they’re talking to the media they’ll lose their severance pay.”

KAMALA HARRIS ATTACKS COURT THAT STOPPED OBAMA’S AMNESTY

– Breitbart

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“On Tuesday, California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris, who zealously champions the rights of illegal immigrants, excoriated a federal appeals court for ruling against Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.”

– by WILLIAM BIGELOW11 Nov 2015
Read the entire story here:

Jonathan Turley on Appeal’s Court Decision overturning Obama’s Executive Actions on immigration

– Jonathanturley.org

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“A federal appeals court said President Obama’s own words claiming powers to “change the law” were part of the reason it struck down his deportation amnesty, in a ruling late Monday that reaffirmed the president must carry out laws and doesn’t have blanket powers to waive them.

I testified (here and here and here) and wrote a columnon President Obama’s increasing circumvention of Congress in negating or suspending U.S. laws. I ran another column listing such incidents of executive over-reach….

Major changes in these areas should not be the result of unilateral action in my view. The Madisonian system is designed to allow different constituencies to come to bear in the bicameral system to take factional disputes and convert them into majoritarian compromises.”

Read the law professor’s exellent coverage of the court decision here: http://jonathanturley.org/2015/11/11/fifth-circuit-rules-president-obama-violated-constitution-on-unilateral-immigration-changes/

Immigration –

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Monday evening effectively putting a halt to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program.

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Texas and 26 other states joined in the lawsuit to block the Administration’s illegal action. It looks like they won. For now.

The Court ruled the lower court did not err in granting a temporary injunction blocking President Obama’s executive amnesty program. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen previously issued a temporary injunction stopping the president’s actions, as reported by Breitbart Texas.

This is BIG.

by BOB PRICE  –  9 Nov 2 015

More here: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/11/09/appeals-court-stops-obamas-executive-amnesty/

This following article details Obama’s limited options for dealing with the ruling.

Read the entire story here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/09/appeals-court-kills-executive-amnesty-leaves-obama-options/

Sanders is trying to correct record on debate exchange over Clinton’s e-mails

– Washington Post

 
“When the issue of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail server came up last month in the first Democratic presidential debate, I — and you, too, I suspect — leaned in closer to the TV.This was the issue that had single-handedly transformed Clinton from untouchable to under fire in her bid for the Democratic nomination. It was her weak spot, one that you might want to go after if you were, say, Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main rival for the nomination.Wrong, sort of. After Clinton gave her standard-issue answer — I’ve said I made a mistake, no laws were broken, etc. — Sanders chimed in with this: “I think the secretary is right. And that is, I think the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.”It was clear that Sanders had that line ready going into the debate. That he interjected after Clinton finished her answer suggested that he was executing a play put together by his campaign in debate prep.But it didn’t go to plan.”-  November 8 at 5:36 PMLink: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sanders-is-trying-to-correct-record-on-debate-exchange-over-clintons-e-mails/2015/11/08/ef6ff3a4-862c-11e5-9a07-453018f9a0ec_story.html

 

No Wonder the California Legislature can’t fix anything – Must be the Jet Lag

– LA Times

 

“Just weeks after a fact-finding trip to Australia and a month before he heads to a climate-change conference in France, California Senate leader Kevin De León will travel to London on Monday to meet with British officials about efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy, his office said Friday.”

Must be all the jet lag.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-back-from-australia-california-senate-leader-heads-to-england-and-france-20151106-story.html

Politics & Partyism – Can We Still Be Friends?

– BloombergView

 

“What accounts for the explosive growth of political prejudice? Modern campaigns deserve some of the blame. Iyengar and his colleagues show that when people are exposed to messages that attack members of the opposing party, their biases increase. But the destructive power of partyism is extending well beyond politics into people’s behavior in daily life.

If you are a Democrat, would you marry a Republican? Would you be upset if your sister did?

Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. At the same time, party prejudice in the U.S. has jumped, infecting not only politics but also decisions about dating, marriage and hiring. By some measures, “partyism” now exceeds racial prejudice — which helps explain the intensity of some midterm election campaigns.

In 1960, 5 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats said that they would feel “displeased” if their son or daughter married outside their political party. By 2010, those numbers had reached 49 percent and 33 percent.”

– By

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-09-22/partyism-now-trumps-racism

 

2016 Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez dodges questions

– Who can forget this nuggett? It’s going to be an interesting race for the Democrat spot.

https://youtu.be/33HxB5RoR60

 

Hillary’s “Freudian Slip” about criminal applications boxes……or something

– Youtube

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Hillary just can’t help herself, she’s gotten used to that silver spoon in her mouth, as Texas Ann Richards would’ve said.

Or in this case a freudian one? What to make of a phrase that includes “former presidents” and “criminal history” all in one phrase?

Oh what a tangled web we weave Miss Hillary.

More here at the youtube link:

 

Mirkarimi out as S.F. sheriff

– SF Chronicle

In the aftermath of the Kate Steinle murder by an illegal alien deported previously five times, current San Fran sheriff Ross Mirkarimi went down in flames in yesterday’s local election.

Look here to see a video in Rememberance of Kate Steinle:

 

In the wake of the Steinle murder, Mirkarimi stated he saw no reason to change city and county policy to forbid cooperating with the feds over immigration law regarding felons and criminal deportations.

“San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has lost his bid for re-election after he emerged as a symbol of the city’s broken “sanctuary city” policies–and general incompetence.”

Read the full story here:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hennessy-leads-Mirkarimi-in-S-F-sheriff-race-6609175.php

 

Hillary admits lying about Benghazi attack before Congress

Just remember an email, unlike love may last forever…..

Not what I would call a “win.”

 

Law Professor Jonathan Turley testifies before Congress on the dangers of Concentrated Govt Power

– Youtube

With regard to President Obama’s unilateral executive actions and war powers as president outside of Congressional approval or oversight, Professor Turley notes the danger to Constitutional law and our very system of government.

“George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley had this to say about President Obama:  “The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch.”

 

 

Hillary laughs at GOP in Congressional hearing, even when its not funny

Mid-testimony as Congresswoman Martha Roby R-Alabma asks Hillary about her actions and whereabouts on the night of the Benghazi Libya attack, Hillary laughs at the implications of question.

I would assume Ms. Roby was trying to ascertain the identities of any aides Ms. Clinton may have conferred with that night. Hillary obviously has a different interpretation.  See here:

So glad world politics is so entertaining for Ms. Clinton. What a hoot.

California traffic horrific since January

 

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Since January 2015, when the law Gov Brown signed went into effect,  granting  driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, the traffic in Southern California has gone from the ridiculous to the horrendous.

No one asked the Citizens of California if we wanted millions more cars and truck on the roads and freeways. The tremendous clogging of already over crowded state roads results in more wasted hours for all of us stuck in traffic, but the attendent increase in air pollution, increased refining of oil and gas, as well traffic accidents and injuries is something the politicians never seem to address.

We are never asked for opinion on the resultant dimishment of Quality of Life.

What is the point of inviting more people into the state if quality of life for all of us is less?

The other question to ask, is what is the finite limit to overpopulation in the State of California?  To underscore the point, have a look at the following article from NJ.com that gives a bi-coastal perspective to the problem.

 

Traffic jam: California’s going nowhere on immigration control | Mulshine

– NJ.com

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Some plain talk from New Jersey about California:

“Schneider directed me to a 1966 quote from David Brower, then the executive director of the Sierra Club: “We feel you don’t have a conservation policy unless you have a population policy.”

The Sierra Club has since abandoned that goal. Dissident members, many of them scientists, formed CAPS to call attention to the need to curb immigration, which worsens every environmental problem from water shortages to loss of open space, Schneider said.

“Those of us in CAPS understand that none of those problems can be solved with the growth of people,” he said. “Every increment of new people cancels out the efficiency improvements the people living here are asked to make.”

That’s certainly true of the drought now turning the Golden State brown. If California doesn’t have enough water for its current population, how will it accommodate millions more residents?

And it’s also true when it comes to another issue currently in the news in California, the issuance of driver’s license to undocumented aliens. Half a million signed up immediately and another million are expected to do so in the next few years.

That will exacerbate a problem that plagues everyone across the political spectrum: traffic. Back in the 1960s, when I also attended the University of California, the state was mostly rural with a few pockets of civilization. I rarely encountered a traffic jam except at the height of rush hour.

But these days, Schneider said, “Rush hours are not rush hours. They’re rush three and four hours.”

 – By Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger

Read the entire article here from NJ.com:

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/traffic_jam_californias_going_nowhere_on_immigrati.html

 

 

My Hometown Fanatics: Stacey Dooley Investigates (Muslim Extremists – EDL – Luton)

– Youtube

Stacey Dooley is an amazing filmmaker. In this documentary she goes back to her hometown after just four years away. Luton is a long way from the California, but the Global Village is getting smaller everyday.

Stacey does her best to hear from all sides, and finds some unexpected answers along the way.

 

Constitutional Prof Jonathan Turley -The Kelly File – Great Interview on Law

 

Executive Action & Immigration – Constitutional Crisis  – Jonathan Turley explains how executive overreach         endangers our constitutional form of government.