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Why Americans Don’t Trust Main Stream Media

After 30 years of slanted, biased and false news reporting from major players in the Main Stream Media (MSM) —Americans turn toward more reliable sources—such as citizen journalists writing for Internet news services. Social media features speakers like British speaker Pat Condell telling hungry audiences what’s really happening with the Muslim invasion of Europe.

Whistleblowers such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden exposed deeper layers of fraud and deception continuing in Washington DC and in Europe. Continue reading

Boycott the Academy Awards on February 26, 2017

The 89th showing of the Academy Awards is coming up on February 26th. It is important that we, the “deplorables”, show the likes of Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Bill Maher and the other arrogant hypocrites, that we, the backbone but quiet people of America, are more united than the bitter, unhappy, angry, divisive people of the entertainment industry.

The entertainment industry has the highest incidence of drug use, both illegal and pharmaceutical. They have marketed and promoted so many of the ills that plague our society today and have destroyed so many young lives. Continue reading

Times of General Corruption

“And I’ll leave you with one set of numbers that I found today, which is just an absolute for this whole thing. In 2015, Wall Street Bonuses, not regular compensation, bonuses, seven years after they were bailed out with the public purse, totaled $29.4 billion dollars. Total compensation paid to every single person in this country who makes minimum wage totaled $14 billion…

The era of neo-liberalism is over. The era of neo-nationalism has just begun.” ~ Mark Blyth
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Cutler: Promises to Keep

The “Law and Order” president hits the ground running.

It is time that when the “compassion card” is brought out- the issue of compassion must first take into account the safety and well-being of America and Americans. There is nothing compassionate about committing suicide!

I urge you to get involved and demand our elected representatives actually represent us – We the People! The information contained in my article is being provided to educate as many of our fellow Americans as possible so that they can ask the right questions and make the appropriate demands on our political leaders and representatives and political candidates. Continue reading

How Many Illegals, Refugees and Addicts Can We Afford?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 68,000 American bridges are structurally deficient. They estimate the cost to repair and maintain those bridges at $71 Billion. The Transportation.gov website has determined that most of America’s roads are in poor condition, ranging from 19% in Georgia to 73% in Illinois.

Any good engineer will tell you that “deferred maintenance” (putting off repairs and maintenance) leads to higher costs ….. much higher costs. “Deferred maintenance” is what America has done to her roads, bridges, train tracks, tunnels, airports, water and sewer lines, natural gas and oil pipelines and electrical generation and power distribution facilities. Continue reading

Benson: The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

For years I have said that, at root, Leftism is really more religious than political. As a “religion” it usually manifests itself through political activism, but that activism is rooted in Leftist theology. If you want a brief description of Leftist theology you could sum it up with these three devout beliefs of those on the Left–Jesus is not the Christ; there is no such thing as original sin; and all private property is theft (except theirs).

Most Christians fail to grasp the theological implications of the Leftist worldview. All they see are the political events that transpire from that worldview and they never connect the dots that go from religious faith to political activism. Continue reading

Denial of Entry

Here’s some in service education for Democrats, especially the Left Wing Lunatic Intellectual Morons called College Professors. If Left wing Media were honest brokers of information they would inform the populace about this law. Of course Left wing Media are nothing more than propagandist for the Democrat Party, so the people will remain uninformed.

What do ya know?…..I am sure that the Trump administration knows about this also. I wonder why they don’t ‘rub the democrats noses in it’ and shut them up.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if, at some point during the Presidential campaign, one of the candidates asked, “Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington DC ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952?” I did not know of this Act until recently, but it has been a law for almost 65 years. Continue reading

An Apology ~ of Sorts

The idea for this came to me as I was on the phone this morning with Jeffrey Bennett; publisher and host of both The Federal Observer and Metropolis Café. I hope all who read it will take what I say into consideration. ~ Neal

I know that recently my commentaries have taken a somewhat negative tone, and I apologize for it. A little over 18 years ago I was just an average Joe working, paying bills, and with my spare time being spent watching whatever was on the television. But then something happened, something I’ve yet to fully understand myself; but I became interested in learning as much as I could about the system of government established by our Founders over 200 years ago.

Once I began learning a few things it was as if an insatiable thirst for the truth had arisen in me, and I sought far and wide for every document, speech, and tidbit I could about the history of this place we call America. Continue reading

Ending Business as Usual at the United Nations

All Hail Nikki…

Bureaucrats and diplomats at the United Nations are scrambling to adjust to the new Trump administration. One thing seems certain. The Obama days of wine and roses for the UN are over. The new U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told reporters on Friday, upon entering UN headquarters for the first time in her new role, “you are going to see a change in the way we do business.” She added that the Trump administration “is prepared and ready to go in – to have me go in, look at the UN, and everything that’s working, we’re going to make it better; everything that’s not working, we’re going to try and fix; and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary, we’re going to do away with.” For anyone whom might doubt that the Trump administration means business, Ambassador Haley made it clear that the administration would be “taking names” of “those who don’t have our back.” Continue reading

Why the Electronic Immigration System Is Broken

Along with Draining The Swamp in WDC – we need to DRAIN THE SWAMP of all the ILLEGALS whose mere presence costs each American in money, education, jobs, health care, – all of which should be charged back to the country they came from. The courts go after those who fail to pay SUPPORT for their children so WHY should some nation not have to pay for their ‘children’ who are illegally living in America??????? Think of the money that would come into American cities for all those ‘Sanctuary Cities’ who are now being ‘care givers’ for those foreign ‘children’. How many ILLEGALS and their Anchor babies are living in Chicago, Seattle, New York, etc., etc. The actual COST for each of them being sent to those foreign countries for America babysitting their ‘children’ might make them rethink the taking of those ‘children’ back to their home land, especially with the increase in the minimum wages now being paid to American workers. Think about that concept…

If Mexico think the border wall is bad he should think of having to PAY for all the Mexican ILLEGALS here in America drawing all those welfare type benefits and the pay for work they have drawn that belongs to LEGAL Americans. We need to get this idea to Pres. Trump

  • BILL THE FOREIGN NATIONS FOR OUR taking care of their ‘children’
  • Call it going after them for NON-SUPPORT… like we do absent fathers.

Jackie Juntti
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One Step Too Far: Repeal the United Nations Participation Act

One more day should not pass before the United States Congress votes to immediately halt all funding to the United Nations and end our membership in the U.N., largely comprised of our enemies, which falsely presents itself as an organization dedicated to worldwide freedom, liberty and “social justice” for all. Not only does the U.N. support terrorism, it is anti-American and anti-Israeli, and through U.N. schemes, like Agenda 2030 and “sustainable development”, the U.N. promotes tyranny and the subversion of any mechanism for freedom, such as our U.S. Constitution, thus promoting the suppression of the unalienable rights of all mankind.

The U.N. claims that it seeks to create a peaceful world and protect human rights, and yet, many of the world’s most troublesome and violent nations and human rights violators — Russia, China, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Cuba — sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council. One should recall that the United States was removed from the U.N. Human Rights High Commission in 2001, in retaliation for the U.S.’s defense of Israel, an all time high point for U.N. hostility towards the U.S. Continue reading

The Issue is Not Trump. It is Us!

On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy.”

And: “We urge local organizers and speakers to avoid using the names of politicians or adopting ‘anti’ language as the focus for their Writers Resist event. It’s important to ensure that nonprofit organizations, which are prohibited from political campaigning, will feel confident participating in and sponsoring these events.”

Thus, real protest is to be avoided, for it is not tax exempt. Continue reading

Ross: The 33% Theory

The following by noted contributor, Neal Ross – was originally posted in response to another reader’s comments about the potential for a citizen uprising in America today – a ‘Revolution’ as it were. Neal’s’ assessment of the then and now situations is worth a single posting of it’s own. ~ J.B.

The problem, or difference as I see it between then and now is that back then with the third that was Tories they either relocated to England when America declared independence, or they accepted the outcome of the Revolution when we won. The other 33% went with the flow and would have continued as British subjects had we lost, or continued on as free Americans. It didn’t matter one way or the other to them. Continue reading

The Whiners

…“and they will whine, and their caucus will whine, and they will keep on whinning, and eventually they will say we can’t take all of this losing, …please Mr. Schumer …and he will say, NO, we will whine, …and we will keep on whinning”…

What’s In Your Wallet?

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. ~ John Adams

Money_gold_bars_HD_wallpaper.jpgAside from those who don’t have much of it, money is one of those things people take for granted. People open their wallets, or purses, and pull out a couple pieces of paper/clothe and expect that they will be able to exchange it for a certain amount of goods or services. But what is that stuff you carry around and use to make purchases? Money you say? I don’t think so.

The Sixth Edition of Bouvier’s Dictionary of Law defines money as: gold, silver, and some other less precious metals. What you hold in your wallets and purses is currency; and you should at least know a basic history of how it came to replace real money. Continue reading

Draining the cultural swamp in our children’s minds

While Donald Trump maneuvers to cleanse government’s cesspool, communities face a bigger challenge at home.

Academics, classroom teachers, newspapers and television, movie stars and the Cultural Arts are seducing our children into believing it is their duty to relinquish their rights for a coveted scrunch into the bloated backseat of the global collective.

Like a crafty Tom Sawyer, who made the drudgery of whitewashing Aunt Polly’s fence so glamorous his friends eagerly surrendered their apples, tadpoles and marbles for the honor, our government persuades Americans that loyalty to fairness, the environment and climate change outweighs their rights over their own property. Continue reading

The Great Temptation of Confusion and Complexity and the Rise of the Will to Power

“It seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances.

The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him.

He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers From Prison
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A Tree, a Manger, and a Northern Star

As America, and all of the Christians around the world take the time to stop the wild and crazy day to day hustle and bustle, may each of us Remember the true meaning that God has given us this day.

It has always been easy to say the True meaning of Christmas is not a little chubby elf with a beard white as snow, nor a tree of glimmering lights, or baubles of Christmases past, but it is much harder to actually give the true Gift of the season.It is always easy to give love, tolerance, and mistletoe to the ones we love, but God did not just share with believers, he shared with the non-believers, the soldiers, and the Kings. Continue reading

How Civilizations Die

The Death of Civilization

I used to wonder how civilizations die.

Oh, sometimes a small civilization is destroyed by the armies of a bigger and more powerful civilization. There’s not much mystery there.

But how do great and powerful civilizations die? What happened to the Roman Empire? To the Spanish Empire? To the British Empire? It’s no answer then to say that they were beaten by enemy armies. How did they get weak enough to be beaten? Continue reading

New AG Can ‘Flip the Switch’ To Stop Funding Sanctuary Cities

The Trump Administration will be able to “flip the switch” on federal funding to the nation’s top-ten sanctuary jurisdictions on day one, says U.S. Representative John Culberson (R-TX).

Speaking to a group of supporters in Houston this week, Culberson said existing law allows the Trump Administration to not only stop future funding to these jurisdictions, but actually take back past funding. Culberson, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, said he has briefed members of the Trump transition team about the report from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that details the defunding process. Continue reading

Time to Rescind 1965 Immigration Reform Act

Much like the Titanic that sank on April 15, 1912, the United States stands at a critical juncture in the history of our nation. Few realize it, but, like the Titanic, this nation smashed into a piece of legislation in 1965 that was never asked for or approved by the American public.

In 1965, our ‘Captain’ Lyndon B. Johnson along with helmsman Senator Teddy Kennedy, Jacob Javitz and Howard Metzenbaum drove America into an iceberg of massive, unrestricted immigration that opened up the flood gates with the “Immigration Reform Act.” At first, the flow of one million immigrants annually wasn’t noticed. We were benevolent. We lived in a big country with only 194,000,000 (million) people. We enjoyed plenty of room and resources, however… Continue reading

Ye Are No Countrymen Of Mine

I do not know what people think transpired between September 1787, when the finalized constitution was voted upon by the convention, and March of 1789 when it went into effect. All I know is what I have read about that period in American History, and what I’ve read shows me that there were serious doubts by some fervent patriots about the wisdom of adopting the form of government outlined by the Constitution.

Back then it was a momentous decision; choosing whether to replace their confederation with a stronger, more centralized government. But to understand all that transpired during that period one must go back; way back in history to understand the history of man himself.

I know that some of those who read my articles do not believe in the Bible, and therefore any mention of what it contains will cause them to immediately reject anything I say. That is unfortunate; but I accept that and must continue as my heart dictates. Continue reading

Sensitivity and Offensiveness

Most every child at one time or another has had his feelings hurt, This last sentence probably was offensive to some little girl who noticed I said his instead of her.

This concrete observation was at one time explained as convention to use one pronoun to include both genders. Then this explanation got lost because a loud noise was made ( as distinguished from a sound argument ) giving weight to a child’s cry on intolerance to the adult’s explanation of why we use one gender ( for economy ) and when this convention is known and understood it is not a slight of anyone. I am offended that this convention has been dropped and my feelings have been hurt but since I don’t get enough press, I suffer. Continue reading

A Trump Strategy to Neuter HUD’s Attacks on Local Rule

When President Reagan took office in 1980, he promised to reduce the number of federal agencies and rules. Eight years later, his Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief failed to eliminate a single agency or even one of the thousands of federal regulations.

Today, President-elect Trump has promised to stop HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and reduce all regulations by 70%.

Unfortunately, it cannot be done with a “phone and a pen.” Continue reading

The Secret of the Bankers ~ The Series

What is Money?
What is money? Really. It’s a token, receipt or an electronic note we get or give for some thing or some doing. It’s a convenient marker to interchange value.

jig-saw_buckOh, and it’s also the most powerful WMD ever been used against us, for centuries.

A small group knows lots about money but they don’t want us to know what it is or how to use it to prosper because they are the ones who have been using it against us.

Maybe it has crossed your mind that something is wrong with money; that it’s not working right; that maybe the whole monetary system is broken; that “economics” is just being used to justify money failures; that maybe banks get richer because we get poorer. Mostly we ignore it because it’s there. Hmm? Continue reading

Textbooks: Evidence of a Second-Rate Homeschool Education

The typical homeschool mom has been told this: “Beware of online education. Computers are bad!”

bradbury-451This is the sales pitch of homeschool curriculum producers that did not see what the Khan Academy would do to education. They do not know how to respond. They have “bet the farm” on Gutenberg, not video-based education. They are going to lose this bet.

So are the children of the mothers who stick with textbooks.

Homeschool moms are as blind to what makes for advanced education as are the members of the public school teachers’ union. They also use textbooks.

UPPER DIVISION UNIVERSITY COURSES
Here is what homeschool moms never do. They do not look at the reading lists of any upper-division college course in the social sciences and humanities. They would find that there are no textbooks. There are monographs. There are primary source documents. There are journal articles. There are classic modern books in the discipline. But there are no textbooks.

Why not? Because upper division courses are taught by senior professors, not low-paid assistant professors who are assigned the freshman courses. Textbooks are for freshmen, not upper division students. Upper division courses are designed for students who have gone through the grunt-work, “weed-them-out” freshman course. They are ready for serious work. Continue reading