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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Washington Post: Billionaire financier George Soros shifts $18 billion to his charitable foundation

Billionaire financier George Soros shifts $18 billion to his charitable foundation
 



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

VIDEO: PD Invites News Media To Try To Control People ‘Resisting Arrest’ – Goes Like You’d Expect


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VIDEO: PD Invites News Media To Try To Control People ‘Resisting Arrest’ – Goes Like You’d Expect

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department invited FOX 46 Charlotte and other media members to try to control somebody simulating resisting arrest.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department invited people from various news media outlets to take part in a simulated test where the news crews had to try to control somebody simulating resisting arrest.
The news crews accepted, and got to see first-hand how difficult it was (video below.)
David Sentendrey with FOX 46 posted the following message to Facebook along with video of his experience:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Martin County Government Gone Wild: How Elected Officials Tried To Hide, Alter Records!

Martin County Government Gone Wild: How Elected Officials Tried To Hide, Alter Records!

Former Martin County Commissioner Anne Scott: Not my fault! (Anne Scott campaign)
A former judge who lost her reelection battle to rookie Commish Harold Jenkins in November, Scott also gave us a preview of what she’ll tell the jury during the three-week trial: It just wasn’t her fault!
And she’ll no doubt tell the jury she knows who did it:
“The County Administration headed by Taryn Kryzda, and the County IT department, headed by Kevin Kryzda, (husband of the Administrator who has the sole authority to hire, fire, discipline or promote),” Scott wrote in an email to Gossip Extra. “They had a flagrant and perhaps intentional disregard of the public records laws.
“They had no procedures or policies in place to handle either the actual records or requests for records. No measures or serious attempts were made to insure compliance with the law. The county was derelict.
“Focus on individual commissioners is misplaced. This is particularly so because they were not parties to nor called as witnesses in the litigation It is the County Administration that was negligent, perhaps criminally so, with regard to its obligations in reference to public records.”
Alrighty, then!
READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AT:


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Steve Bannon Picks a Side in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race – The Morning Call


Steve Bannon picks a side in Pennsylvania governor's race


Sept. 26, 2017 by MARC LEVY of the Associated Press

HARRISBURG — President Donald Trump hasn't endorsed a candidate in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election next year, but Scott Wagner might have something close to it: Steve Bannon's stamp of approval.
Bannon, the divisive ex-Trump strategist, urged a conservative gathering at a St. Louis hotel on Sunday to support the Republican state senator from York County.
Conservatives could start “taking” the country back in Tuesday's U.S. Senate GOP primary in Alabama, where Bannon and Trump campaigned for different candidates, and “when Scott Wagner runs in Pennsylvania,” Bannon told the gathering.
Wagner, a Trump supporter who runs the municipal waste-hauling company he founded, spoke right before Bannon at the gathering and criticized not only Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf but also his fellow Republican lawmakers.
Harrisburg, he said, is a “real swamp.”
Wagner told the crowd that his two-hour trip flying to St. Louis with Bannon left him “500 percent more emboldened.”
“Tomorrow in Pennsylvania the gloves are coming off and the message is, `The hardworking Pennsylvanians, you're being shafted by the corruption in Harrisburg, OK?“’ Wagner said. “Career politicians, Democrat and Republican. But I now see firsthand serving in the Senate. We now have a veto-proof majority, we went to 34. I watched Republican leaders giving our governor a free pass, and you know what? Enough is enough.”
What Wagner was talking about, Bannon told the crowd, was not about beating just Democrats but also the Republican establishment.

“The first thing we've got to get through is a corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment,” Bannon told the crowd to cheers.
Republicans in Congress have failed to support Trump's “populist, nationalist, conservative” message and ideas, Bannon said.
About 400 people were at the rally hosted by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a spinoff of the conservative think tank Eagle Forum, which Schlafly founded and led until her death last year.
Former health care consultant Paul Mango, of suburban Pittsburgh, also is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Wolf's bid for a second term next year. Meanwhile, lawyer Laura Ellsworth, of suburban Pittsburgh, has said she is seriously considering running and is expected to announce a decision around the end of September. House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, has been silent about his plans to run.
Wagner said Bannon asked him a lot of questions on their flight together to St. Louis, which Wagner chartered from Baltimore. Primarily, he said, Bannon peppered him with questions about why he is running and about Pennsylvania, his campaign and his message.
“So, he said, `Pennsylvania taxpayers are getting the shaft by cronyism and special interest groups,“’ Wagner said.

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-steve-bannon-pennsylvania-governors-race-20170926-story.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Mind Of A Technocrat Is Rooted In The Religion Of Scientism

The Mind Of A Technocrat Is Rooted In The Religion Of Scientism

 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Florida Special Session

Florida Special Session

July 21, 2015 | by  

The Florida Legislature will reconvene August 10 for a 12-day special session, during which they will attempt to redraw the state’s congressional districts. This session marks the second time that lawmakers will redraw the lines in as many years due to legal challenges and comes almost a year to the date since the last redistricting. The Florida Supreme Court threw out the current map – itself a response to a circuit court judge’s ruling – on July 9, on the grounds that it favored Republicans and incumbents in violation of the Fair Districts Amendment to the Florida Constitution that voters passed in 2010.
Senate President Andy Gardiner (R) and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R), intent on avoiding any possibility of gerrymandering that could invalidate the state’s districts a third time, have instructed lawmakers involved in the redistricting process and their staff by communicating only with lawyers and reporting any attempts by legislators to sway the map in their favor or their party’s favor. The leadership also barred relevant lawmakers and their staff from communicating with any member of Congress, congressional staff, or political parties. Gardiner and Crisafulli’s official proclamation can be read in full here. [Ed.: this link does not work and the proclamation seems to have disappeared, even from Google.]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

InfoWars: DR. MICHAEL COFFMAN, PATRIOT WHO EXPOSED AGENDA 21, PASSES AWAY

DR. MICHAEL COFFMAN, PATRIOT WHO EXPOSED AGENDA 21, PASSES AWAY 

The resistance loses a hero of rural America, but he won't be forgotten 

Kit Daniels | Infowars.com - JULY 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Coffman, a firebrand patriot known for exposing Agenda 21 and the globalist gameplan to end rural America, passed away after a battle with cancer.


Before his passing, Dr. Coffman left the following message for patriots like you to advance the resistance:

As a scientist and writer, I have been fighting the global agenda that would destroy America as we know it for decades.
As a researcher in the American paper industry, I ran a multimillion dollar research project on the effects of acid rain. When the results came in that it was basically a non-issue, I was told to quash my results or find a new job. That was when my eyes were opened to the fact that it was politics driving the science and not the other way around.
In 1994, myself and a few other individuals stopped the cloture vote to move forward to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity Treaty which would have destroyed property rights in our country, thereby destroying free enterprise, the American way of life and ultimately Freedom itself.
That is the goal of the globalists. It is not “saving the planet,” and it’s not even redistribution of wealth ultimately. It is control: global control of everyone and everything.
Together with my wife and all who have worked with us, both as colleagues and as fellow warriors in the fight for freedom, we have labored to inform citizens and policy makers, and to stop this agenda.
To all of you who read this, I say this: Don’t give up. Keep fighting. Keep working. Keep doing whatever it is that God has called you to do.
For me the fight is over. After a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer, I am going Home. My time here is almost over. I thought I had more to do, but God is saying otherwise.
Thank you to all who have fought and are continuing to fight for freedom.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Citing No U.S. Money, Turkey To Leave Paris Accords

Citing No U.S. Money, Turkey To Leave Paris Accords
 
JULY 11, 2017 AT 2:44 PM   /   BY  | LINK
Turkey is following the United State’s lead, and leaving the Paris Climate Accords due to lack of monetary compensation from the United States.
Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan recently admitted the only reason for being in the Paris Climate Treaty was to get money from the U.S. and other more wealthy nations.  However, since the U.S. has pulled out of the treaty, there’s no reason to expect those financial benefits. 
Reuters reported that the decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement meant Turkey is now less inclined to ratify the deal because, as President Tayyip Erdogan put it:
The U.S. move jeopardizes compensation promised to developing countries.
These comments were made by Erdogan Sunday while at the G20 summit in Germany. Erdogan claimed that when Turkey had signed onto the accord, France had promised Turkey would be eligible for compensation for some of the financial costs of compliance. Where was this money coming from. Well, it seems that Erdogan saw it clearly as coming primarily from the U.S.
At the news conference he told reporters that though the Turkish parliament had yet to approve the accords officially, they would do so, but it would be largely symbolic as it would ultimately fail. He specifically pointed to the U.S. pull-out as reason for its demise in the Turkish parliament.
So we said if this would happen, the agreement would pass through parliament. But otherwise it won’t pass. Therefore, after this step taken by the United States, our position steers a course towards not passing this from the parliament.
This should settle once and for all the argument that this deal was in anyway good for the United States from an economic standpoint. It was to be a transfer of wealth from the developed countries to those which are under-developed, in the name of saving the planet. The only big winners would have been green-energy companies. President Trump rightly saw this, and pulled the plug on it.

Joseph Morgan | Team Writer at Western Free Press 

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

BY  AND  | MAY 3, 2017
Immigrants listen to a speech as they wait to become U.S. citizens at a naturalization
ceremony in Los Angeles. (Mark Ralson/AFP/Getty Images)
The U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2015. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants.

Pew Research Center regularly publishes statistical portraits of the nation’s foreign-born population, which include historical trends since 1960Based on these portraits, here are answers to some key questions about the U.S. immigrant population.

How many people in the U.S. are immigrants?

The U.S. foreign-born population reached a record 43.2 million in 2015. Since 1965, when U.S. immigration laws replaced a national quota system, the number of immigrants living in the U.S. has more than quadrupled. Immigrants today account for 13.4% of the U.S. population, nearly triple the share (4.7%) in 1970. However, today’s immigrant share remains below the record 14.8% share in 1890, when 9.2 million immigrants lived in the U.S.




Monday, July 10, 2017

How States Can Help Bring Down Obamacare


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How States Can Help Bring Down Obamacare

States can and should help end Obamacare whether Congress does its job, or not.
Will Republicans in Congress actually send Pres. Trump a bill to repeal Obamacare?
At this point, it seems highly unlikely. The changes to the ACA proposed by the U.S. House and Senate keep the basic the framework of Obamacare in place. It’s not even repeal and replace. It’s more like tinker around the edges and keep it in place. So far, the Republican-controlled Congress hasn’t shown any signs of being able to get even these modest “reforms” passed.
In light of Congress’ apparent ineptitude, it’s important to note states can take action right now that will set the stage to bring the Affordable Care Act down, no matter what Congress does.
How?
By refusing to provide any state or local cooperation with the implementation or administration of Obamacare – or whatever version of national healthcare Republicans create.
The ACA was predicated on state cooperation. Any Republican “replacement” will be as well. By ending all state actions that support the ACA and refusing to enforce any of its mandates, a state can make it nearly impossible to run Obamacare within its borders.
The federal government never intended to run the healthcare system alone, and ultimately, it can’t do it without state help. It even tried to compel states to expand Medicaid under the act, but that portion was struck down in the famous “Obamacare case,” NFIB v. Sebelius.
Additionally, we’ve seen the difficulties created for the Act by the number of states that simply refused to set up exchanges for the federal government. 
PRACTICAL STEPS
Refusing to expand Medicaid or set up an exchange are two essential steps states should take. West Virginia took the first step in the last legislative session, scrapping its state-run insurance exchange.This will force the feds to run the exchange themselves, and will just increase the strain and burden on federal resources.
But states can go even further. Judge Andrew Napolitano noted that if a number of states were to refuse to participate with the ACA in a wholesale fashion, that multi-state action would “gut Obamacare.”
Napolitano said that if enough states follow suit, “it will gut ObamaCare because the federal government does not have the resources or the wherewithal […] to go into each of the individual states.”
States can pass legislation to completely end any and all state participation in the Affordable Care Act (or any other national healthcare scheme). Here is an example of some simple model language that would effectively shut down all management and implementation of the ACA in a state.
That the general statutes be amended to repeal all statutes implementing health care mandates required under the Affordable Care Act, prohibit the state from participating in any program under or appropriating or expending any moneys in furtherance of said act, and dissolve all programs related to said act.
“The federal government can barely manage running a website,” Tenth Amendment Center Executive Director Michael Boldin said, noting that this kind of legislation would ban a state’s department of Insurance from investigating or enforcing violations of federally mandated health insurance requirements. He said this would “prove particularly problematic for the federal government.”
Insurance commissioners serve as the enforcement arm for insurance regulation in the states. The federal government has no enforcement arm. The feds assumed the state insurance commissioners would enforce all of the provisions of the ACA.
So, when people have issues with their mandated coverage, they would have to call the feds. At this point, it remains unclear who they would even call should the state be prohibited from carrying out this essential task. Issues the state insurance department would not address include prohibiting a denial of insurance for preexisting conditions, requiring dependent coverage for children up to age 26, and proscribing lifetime or yearly dollar limits on coverage of essential health benefits.
LEGAL BASIS
This strategy rests on a well-established legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine. Simply put, the federal government cannot force states to help implement or enforce any federal act or program. The anti-commandeering doctrine is based primarily on four Supreme Court cases dating back to 1842. Printz v. US serves as the cornerstone.
“We held in New York that Congress cannot compel the States to enact or enforce a federal regulatory program. Today we hold that Congress cannot circumvent that prohibition by conscripting the States’ officers directly. The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or enforce a federal regulatory program. It matters not whether policy making is involved, and no case by case weighing of the burdens or benefits is necessary; such commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty.”
FOLLOW THE LEAD
In a very real sense, this kind of state action would set the stage to effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act within that state. It will also place more pressure on Congress to completely repeal the healthcare act. And in the event of a partial repeal, state action could finish the job.
Conservatives have vigorously opposed Obamacare from the beginning. With the way things have unfolded in Congress, many seem to have just given up in despair. Or worse, embraced horrible Republican alternatives. But options remain. Quit relying on D.C. to fix a problem that was caused by D.C. Focus on your state legislatures.
“Alabama, Tennessee, Utah, Alaska, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky – these are just a few of the many so-called ‘conservative states,’” Boldin said. “Bills to withdraw support from Obamacare should be introduced and passed in every state possible, as soon as possible.”
Some may find it tempting to wait and see what Congress does, but why delay when you can take effective action now? Congress may or may not do anything. If enough states take action, it won’t even matter.
TAKE ACTION
Contact your own state rep and senator, and urge them to introduce legislation to end state cooperation with federal healthcare.  Find your state legislator’s contact info at this link
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