Catherine Austin Fitts-They're Trying to Centralize Control
Published on May 9, 2017
Financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts says the elite are trying to shrink the pie to centralize control. It doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of ways to grow the pie, and one way is with new technology.
Fitts thinks President Trump “has done a much better job than I expected considering he has no government experience.”
The fraud in the budgets, according to Fitts, has got to stop. . . . More than $11 trillion has disappeared from the federal budgets, and it’s all documented on Solari.com.
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the Bush (41) Administration and Publisher of The Solari Report.
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Security Footage Reveals Police Stand-Down, Vital Evidence Destroyed In Seth Rich Case
Posted by Allison Hillman |
May 22, 2017 |
Police never sought out information from the place where Seth Rich spent the hours before he was killed.
It is all coming together now. The heartbreaking case of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was conveniently murdered as he made close connections with Wikileaks, is being blown wide open. Finally, one year after his death, some headway is being made into what police stubbornly referred to as a robbery gone bad.
Rich’s family was not content with that story, too much didn’t add up. They hired former D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler to get some real answers. He has uncovered not only new evidence in the murder but also the proof pointing towards a cover up by people connected to the DNC.
New statements being made by the manager of Lou’s City Bar where Seth Rich spent his last hours reveal that police made less than a cursory effort to investigate. The manager, who wishes to remain nameless told investigators, “The police never asked for the surveillance video from that night.” He elaborated, saying that the police actually didn’t ask for any information about Rich’s hours at the bar. They did not ask for receipts or the video footage. The police never even interviewed the staff.
Police were quick to declare the cause of Seth Rich’s murder. Their lack of investigation is either out of negligence or orders.
The manager says the tapes are erased after 30 days. Any video of Rich’s last night alive is now gone forever. He does say that police talked to him, but not in an official way. “The only time that I talked to police was during the memorial for Seth.”
More disturbing evidence has come from a four-year resident surgeon at Washington Hospital Center who was there the night Rich was brought in. He alleges that Rich was admitted into ICU with three “routine gunshot wounds.” While that may sound contradictory, it simply means that the surgeon believed the man was alive and recovering.
Eight hours later law enforcement arrived and kicked everyone out of Rich’s room, including most of the medical staff that was treating him. The surgeon came forward despite his fear of being identified saying;
“No one here was allowed to see Seth except for my attending when he died. No code was called. I rounded on patients literally next door but was physically blocked from checking in on him. I’ve never seen anything like it before, and while I can’t say 100% that he was allowed to die, I don’t understand why he was treated like that.”
Despite his fear, this surgeon has come forward to give mysterious details about the hospital that night.
D.C. police and the DNC continue to make no comments, other than telling Rod Wheeler to “cease and desist” his investigation. Somehow they don’t seem to realize how much guiltier they look with every passing day.
With all the determination to find Seth Rich’s real killer, it is only a matter of time. Either the truth will be revealed or the body count will continue to grow.
May 17, 2017
BREAKING: Putin Issues Surprise Trump Announcement, Media Stunned
The Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy has been going on for months. Patriotic Americans have had enough… and so has Russia!
RT reports that Putin is just as frustrated by the liberal media as we are. The newest batch of rumors circulating state that President Trump revealed a ton of security secrets to the Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov. It is “political schizophrenia,” exclaimed Putin, then he offered to give our Congress and Senate FULL TRANSCRIPTS of the conversations between Trump and Lavrov! WOW!
Now that Putin has stepped forward and offered to resolve this situation, we have to wonder what the Left is going to do next. Are they finally going to shut up, and accept facts, or are they going to keep up their nonsense? Regardless of what they decide to do one thing is certain: everyone is ON TO THEIR GAME.
Putin spoke at a press conference recently and made the following announcement: “If the U.S. administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide the Senate and Congress with the transcript of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump.” This press conference occurred just after the Russian President met with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
The Left has been making stuff up as they go along. It seems like they want nothing more than to get Trump out of office, and they will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal. We have some bad news for them.
As long as there are HONEST people reporting on the news their narrative will never fly. Every single time they come out with another crazy story, it gets poked full of holes and is seemingly forgotten. We suspect that the same thing is going to happen with this story.
They would be foolish to accept Putin’s offer because they KNOW there is no real evidence to support their claim. If Putin is so ready and willing to come forward, what could there possibly be to hide? The short answer is nothing.
The Left has proven time and time again that they are completely dishonest. All of their top-notch “employees” have been exposed in one way or another.
We have yet to hear what President Trump has to say about Putin’s offer. We suspect he will be pleased to hear that this rumor can finally be put to rest. The sad thing about all of it is the Left likely will not report on the transcript when it comes out. You will see a virtual media blackout, save for the few honest media outlets still around.
They will go ahead and drop this story like they have so many others. Sure, you will have a couple of reporters and pundits still trying to claim it is true, but for the most part, everyone won’t have much to say. They know they are lying, the Left knows that they are hypocrites, and now they are aware that their little games are over.
We cannot wait to hear our president’s response to THIS!
EU orders member states to DROP migrant crisis border checks
By Pamela Geller - on May 4, 2017
The EU is ordering its member states to commit suicide. If free societies are to survive in Europe, the EU must be dismantled.
“BORDER BOMBSHELL: Brussels orders EU countries to SCRAP internal checks within six months,” by Nick Gutteridge, Express, May 2, 2017 (thanks to Kenny):
BRUSSELS today ordered European countries to drop internal border checks originally introduced to bring the migrant crisis under control within the next six months.
In an announcement tonight eurocrats said there was no justification for keeping police checkpoints at frontiers within the bloc and said they must be removed by the end of the year.
The diktat means that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway will all have to swiftly find alternative ways to police irregular movements of people across their borders.
France, which has had checkpoints in place at its borders since the November 2015 terror attacks, is the only country to be exempted as it is still in a state of emergency.
Announcing the measure tonight, the EU’s migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos said the time had come to “return to a normal functioning of the Schengen area”.
He added that the five member states, which have been given a final six month extension to get their border controls in order, had been made aware of what was expected of them.
The Greek official said: “Schengen is one of the greatest achievements of the European project and the most tangible example of European integration.
“We must do everything to safeguard protect and defend it. But the only way to do this is in a joint, European and coordinated way.
“What we propose today is to gradually phase out temporary internal border controls whilst at the same time strengthening the usual, proportionate police checks across the territory of the member states.”
Mr Avramopoulos warned: “These temporary border controls, and this goes for all internal border controls, should be exceptional, proportionate and as a last resort for a strict and a limited period.
“This will be the last prolongation. No more than the next six months. They [member states] know that this is the last prolongation.”…
Berkeley College Republicans explain lawsuit against university over Coulter
Published April 26, 2017
Legal showdown over Coulter's scrapped speech at Berkeley
One of the leaders of the College Republcans at the University of California, Berkeley, told Fox News the school's attempts to postone Ann Coulter's planned speech this Thursday represented just the latest efforts to silence conservative voices on campus.
ANN COULTER'S BACKERS AT BERKELEY FILE LAWSUIT
A legal team led by Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney who represents the College Republicans, filed a lawsuit claiming Berkeley has violated students' rights to free speech, a claim that school officials have denied. They said they proposed an alternate date out of safety, citing threats of violence.
“Every week we’re harassed and attacked. I’ve been spit on. I’ve been punched. They’ve destroyed our signs,” Naweed Tahmas, the vice president and spokesman for the Berkeley College Republicans, said on "Fox & Friends."
BILL MAHER DEFENDS ANN COULTER IN BERKELEY FREE-SPEECH FIGHT
“One time I walked on campus and I saw flyers on campus with my face on it calling me a fascist, calling me a neo-Nazi,” Tahmas said. “I don’t know how many neo-Nazis you know that are named Naweed and have brown skin.”
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed with four claims of equal protection, due process and two first amendment claims on free speech, according to Dhillon. She is also a committeewoman to the Republican National Convention for California and former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party.
UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said the university's attorneys were reviewing the complaint but were confident that "we are on very solid legal grounds." The university and its police department have said they received credible intelligence of security concerns if the event goes ahead Thursday and they need to balance their need to allow free speech with the need to ensure campus security.
"The constitution permits the university to take such steps to protect public safety while facilitating expressive activities, and that is exactly what we are doing," Mogulof said.
“The Dalai Lama, the former president of Mexico, famous people come to Cal all the time to speak and they’re allowed to speak and their speech is not barred, their speech is not relegated to 1 to 3 p.m. Their speech is not relegated to being on campus. And their speech is not restricted to only students and their speech is not restricted to not being advertised. These are all unique requirements that are being imposed on conservative speakers at Cal,” Dhillon said.
Berkeley's chief attorney Christopher Patti wrote in a letter to Dhillon that university police and officials have determined neither the group's free speech nor the safety of the university's 36,000 students can be safeguarded on April 27, The Associated Press reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Rasmea Odeh’s Exit, Stage Left
by Ruthie Blum
Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh received a standing ovation this weekend in Chicago from an enthusiastic crowd at the national conference of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace.
Luckily for Odeh — who took part in the bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969, which killed Hebrew University students Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe — the Jewish state she and her radical leftist buddies in the US Jewish community would see eradicated let her out of jail as part of a prisoner exchange. Still, she has expressed no gratitude to the liberal society that set her free in 1980, or to the one that has enabled her since then to roam around freely, spewing her vitriol and inciting violence. On the contrary, the proud member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who feels no remorse for the innocent boys she killed, also defied the country that took her in as in immigrant – concealing her terrorist past in order to enter the United States.
Not only that. Last month, Odeh’s three-year battle with the US government, which was sparked by her being convicted of immigration fraud, came to a happy end with a plea bargain according to which she would be stripped of her American citizenship and deported, but serve no jail time.
The Rasmea Defense Committee, a vocal group of avid supporters, had the nerve to respond to this piece of luck and ill-deserved generosity by saying that her decision to accept the deal was difficult, but it was the best she could hope for under the “current racist political climate” of President Donald Trump, in which her “prospects for a fair trial are slimmer than ever.”
It is bad enough that Odeh only spent 10 years in an Israeli prison. Worse still that she is getting off the hook for her subsequent crime. But the fact that she has been elevated to some kind of sainthood, lauded by feminist, black and other self-described human rights activists is as shocking as it is shameful.
To add insult to injury, Jewish Voice for Peace pressured the management of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the venue rented for the hate-filled conference, not to allow a pro-Israel group to rent a separate room in which to hold a memorial service for Odeh’s victims. This is a classic case of what renowned law professor Alan Dershowitz calls “free speech for me and not for thee.”
Yes, as long as Jewish Voice for Peace and its non-Jewish counterparts — such as Students for Justice in Palestine and Black Lives Matter, which use it as a cover for their antisemitism – have the microphone, anything goes. Even glorifying cold-blooded murder. But when an organization like StandWithUs wants to present an opposing viewpoint, any underhanded tactics to prevent it from doing so are kosher.
Ultimately, StandWithUs prevailed and conducted a vigil for Kanner and Joffe during the conference, albeit in a different building of the Hyatt complex. But it was a quiet ceremony, unlike that of Jewish Voice for Peace, which cheered Odeh when she said, “We need you to continue resisting Trump’s agenda and to continue challenging the Zionists and to continue providing your solidarity and support to the Palestinian and Arab national movement.”
Odeh, who was 21 when she played a key role in the terrorist attack, failed to mention that if not for Israeli policy, she would have spent the rest of her life behind bars. Instead, she has been a liberated woman since the age of 32. The now 69-year-old also left out the fact that the U.S. justice system – yes, in Trump’s America – can take credit for her ability to trade jail for Jordan, where she will undoubtedly be hailed as a heroine.
Good riddance, Rasmea; too bad you can’t take your sycophants with you. But, as you surely know, Jordanian law forbids Jews from becoming citizens.
Ruthie Blum is the managing editor of The Algemeiner.
NYC District Attorney Alters The Law, U.S. Citizens Now Face Harsher Punishments Than Illegals
Posted by April Horning | Apr 26, 2017 |
Brooklyn DA pushes lighter plea deals for illegals.
Not only are sanctuary cities like New York City blatantly breaking the law by harboring illegal criminals, now it seems one city, in particular, is willing to even change local laws so fewer illegal immigrants break them. Instead of focusing on what is best for public safety, the District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York is changing the way illegals are prosecuted.
The logic behind the new policy that favors those without U.S. citizenship seems pretty basic. ICE agents can not deport illegals for breaking the law if they are not prosecuted for crimes they commit. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalezannounced that illegal immigrants will be allowed to plea to lesser crimes to avoid being deported. This means that an American citizen committing the same offense as an illegal face a worse charge because they are citizens.
Gonzalez wants the public to think this action somehow levels the playing field. He is using the reasoning that with the standard plea deals, an illegal immigrant may face higher penalties because they can be deported. In a public statement, Gonzalez stated his office:
“…is committed to equal and fair justice for all Brooklyn residents – citizens, lawful residents and undocumented immigrants alike.”
The logic behind the controversial and unbalanced policy is explained by Gonzalez as he states:
“Now more than ever, we must ensure that a conviction, especially for a minor offense, does not lead to unintended and severe consequences like deportation…”
The plan leaves out one important factor, someone who is living in the United States illegally has already broken the law. They are not being deported just for the new crime; it is a crime to enter the country by sneaking across the border or through the use of illegal documents.
Recent trends point to illegals being in the United States for ten years or more.
According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 66% of those adults living in the United States illegally have been here for more than ten years. During that time, most work illegally. It is a misconception that most illegal immigrants are not documented. They live and work using forged and fake documents. This process is explained:
“Illegal immigrants are not “undocumented.” They have fraudulent documents such as counterfeit Social Security cards, forged drivers licenses, fake “green cards,” and phony birth certificates. Experts suggest that approximately 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment.”
Programs like the one being started in Brooklyn are based on the idea that someone coming into the United States illegally is forced to break the law to survive, and therefore authorities should ignore the forged driver’s license during a traffic stop or the likes. An illegal immigrant being pulled over for a low-level offense has, more often than not, already committed a long string of other crimes to secure work and other benefits. For example:
“Illegal aliens commit felonies in order to get jobs. Illegal aliens who use fraudulent documents, perjure themselves on I-9 forms, and commit identity theft in order to get jobs are committing serious offenses and are not law abiding.”
When local police departments turn a blind eye to these felonies, illegal immigrants enjoy a level of freedom not afforded to American citizens. Most police agencies do not simply ignore crimes of fraud because the criminal is somehow forced to act illegally to survive. This is the logic applied to the use of forged documents and the theft of Social Security numbers. This type of system-wide corruption already favors those who in all reality break the law every day they use someone else’s information to work.
Population shift for illegal immigrants within the United States.
This corruption is taken a step further by openly offering illegal immigrants a better plea deal than someone who is a legal citizen. It creates an agency based on favor and manipulation, much like the incredibly corrupt police forces many illegal immigrants run from.
It may seem harmless to quietly manipulate the criminal charges of an illegal immigrant to save them from possibly being deported, but this sets up a system based on unbalanced justice. It also enables further corruptionwhen:
“…corruption erodes the rule of law. Corruption is a serious problem in most illegal aliens’ home countries. Allowing it to flourish here paves the way for additional criminal activity and increased corruption throughout society.
Leaders support perpetrators and ignore victims. Political, civic, religious, business, education, and media leaders blame Americans for “forcing” illegal aliens to commit document fraud and identity theft. No similar concern is expressed for the American men, women, and children whose lives are destroyed in the process.”
Millions of illegal immigrants work illegally as they live in the United States.
The Brooklyn DA’s office is selling this new policy as being “immigration-neutral.” Instead of equaling applying the law to all defendants in a fair and standard way, the office now will factor in charge reductions that allow illegal immigrants the chance to avoid serious charges, jail time, and possible deportation. It seems just fine to put an American citizen in jail for the same crime since they would not face deportation.
This new policy downplays all of the crimes committed during the process of living and working illegally in the United States. It is also punishing Americans with jail time while illegal immigrants avoid the same punishment.
To add insult to injury, taxpayers will now be paying the salary of two new immigration lawyers who are being used to advise the office about working around immigration laws.
Why You Should Definitely Keep Talking About Seth Rich
A statement purportedly authored by Seth Rich’s parents has been published in the CIA-funded Washington Post titled “We’re Seth Rich’s parents. Stop politicizing our son’s murder.” I don’t really know what is meant by this slogan about “politicizing” Seth Rich’s murder which mainstream outlets keep repeating and which Rich’s parents have oddly begun parroting, but speaking for myself I am not pushing any political agenda at all by reporting on the Seth Rich case. I’m pushing the prevention of a world-ending nuclear holocaust.
This is unsurprisingly getting zero mainstream attention, but all the Russia hysteria that has engulfed American discourse has actually placed all terrestrial life in grave danger. Dr. Stephen Cohen, easily the foremost American authority on US-Russia relations, said in an interview with RT last week that this may be the most dangerous that tensions between the two nations have ever been in his lifetime. Cohen was born in 1938.
After exchanging a few wisecracks with the host about mainstream America’s attitude towards RT (friendly reminder for perspective that CNN recently staged a fake interview featuring a seven year-old girl reading scripted war propaganda to manufacture consent for regime change in Syria), Cohen said the following:
“You know it’s easy to joke about this, except that we’re at maybe the most dangerous moment in US-Russian relations in my lifetime, and maybe ever. And the reason is that we’re in a new cold war, by whatever name. We have...(Read More...)
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AMERICA'S DEATH COMING BY A THOUSAND VISAS
Expert warns of many legal paths Muslims take to U.S. for civilization jihadPublished: 4 days ago
America felt in many ways. Sometimes it happens through violence. Far more often it happens when Muslim immigrants arrive and plant their own institutions and customs on American soil. And some Muslims come with the specific purpose of spreading Islam.There are now roughly 3,200 mosques in America, nearly three times as many as there were in 2000. And these are not just any mosques, according to Leo Hohmann, a WND news editor who has reported extensively on Islam and immigration.
“A lot of these mosques that we have in this country are more radical than what you would find even in the Middle East: 85 percent of the imams in this country are foreign-born, getting their education from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, or another major university in Saudi Arabia,” Hohmann said during a recent appearance on “Caravan to Midnight” with John B. Wells.
Hohmann, who authored the book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad,“ said many of these imams come to the U.S. on R-1 visas, which are for ministers and other religious workers.
“These are the worst of the worst,” he declared. “These are the people that really are serious about spreading Islam, and they’re using our visa system and the ignorant, naïve American kafir to come in here and spread it.”
What’s more, Hohmann pointed out that roughly 80 percent of American mosques are funded at least partially by Saudi Arabia, home of the radical Wahhabi strain of Islam.
“These are not just your average imams,” Hohmann warned. “They’re the ones wanting to come into the belly of the beast, so to speak, the infidels’ territory, and spread their form of Salafist, often Wahhabist Islam, and it’s a real problem. We need to clean up this visa system.”
Some Americans concern themselves with militant Islamists – those who would take up arms against America if called upon by a preacher. While this is a problem, Hohmann estimates they make up only a small fraction of the U.S. Muslim population. To him, the bigger problem is the long-term threat of civilization jihad, in which Muslims take advantage of the liberal U.S. immigration system to settle in America and build up a parallel society within a society.
There are many types of visas they can and do exploit to enter the country: religious worker visas, fiancé visas, other family-based visas, entrepreneur visas, student visas and many more. Hohmann said there is little to no vetting in many of these visa programs. At some point, the numbers of immigrants start to add up.
“To me, the bigger problem is if this continues to build like this, before long – we see this happening in Europe already – the numbers get to a sort of critical mass where the danger increases exponentially,” he warned. “And what I mean by that is not just of violence or violent jihad, but civilizational jihad where you see more and more demands coming from the Muslim population on the non-Muslim population. We’ve already seen the first dribblings of it here in the United States. They come here and it seems like – I call them in my book ‘super-citizens’ because it seems like they get more rights and privileges than regular citizens.”
America is headed down a suicidal path – but it’s a subtle invasion, and not many Americans understand the full extent of the problem. Get all the details in Leo Hohmann’s new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad,” available now in hard copy or e-book at the WND Superstore.
He explained how it usually works, using colleges as an example: Young Muslims arrive from the Middle East on student visas. They join the Muslim Student Association, which is a Muslim Brotherhood front group, or if their campus doesn’t have an MSA chapter, they form one. Then they use the MSA as a platform to agitate on campus for various special rights and privileges.
He said the University of Kansas, at the insistence of MSA leaders, has set up a special lunchroom for female Muslim students, many of whom come from Saudi Arabia.
“These folks coming in from Saudi Arabia are dressing themselves in burqas and niqabs, the women, and they sit in the lunchroom of the university and they say that it’s very uncomfortable for them to eat their lunch in the regular lunchroom,” Hohmann said. “Why? Because they have to pull their niqab or burqa up and try to funnel the food up under the veil, because they can’t take off the veil and God forbid some men in the lunchroom might see their face.”
So the university gave the veiled Muslim women their own lunchroom where they could take off their facial coverings and eat their lunch without any men seeing their faces.
Hohmann added many public schools have set aside prayer rooms for Muslims only and/or ritualistic footbaths for their Muslim students. He sees all of this as evidence that American institutions are moving away from the concept of assimilation and towards the concept of integration. There is a subtle but important difference between integration and assimilation.
“Inherent in that term [integration] is a subtle twisting of what we expect of our immigrants,” he explained. “When we asked them to assimilate, they had to adapt to our culture, but when we integrate them, we flip it around, and we place the burden on the host society, us, to accommodate the immigrant. It’s flipped around. We no longer expect them to adopt our ways; we adopt their ways and their culture, and that’s why you see schools, universities, police departments bending over backwards to accommodate these Muslim immigrants.”
To Hohmann, rampant immigration without assimilation qualifies as an invasion. He wonders when Americans will finally stand up and resist the invasion.
“At what point do we become willing to defend our way of life and our culture against this other competing system that we’ve invited in?” he asked. “These people are here at the invitation of the U.S. government. It’s legal immigration. But at what point do we say these folks really don’t value what we value?”
Hohmann believes it’s important to not only resist Islamic culture, but to preserve America’s Christian culture, which he thinks is the best bulwark against Islam.
“In my opinion, societies are going to have some sort of religion, and if it’s atheism and hatred for Christianity, then you’re just opening the door for Islam, and that’s what we saw happen in Europe,” he cautioned.
Hohmann knows it’s unpopular, even among some conservatives, to oppose unfettered legal immigration. But he encourages all concerned Americans to persevere no matter what insults the critics may hurl their way.
“We have to expect to be called names,” he said. “We can’t be afraid of name-calling. They will call you these vicious names because that’s really all they have. They don’t want to debate the facts. So I would just suggest that we remain vocal, remain unafraid, because if we’re afraid then we have already granted them the victory because that’s what they want. They want us to be afraid and they want us to shut up.”
America is headed down a suicidal path – but it’s a subtle invasion, and not many Americans understand the full extent of the problem. Get all the details in Leo Hohmann’s brand new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad,” available now in hard copy or e-book at the WND Superstore.
JUST IN: Major NATO Ally Turns Against U.S.A., Waves White Flag To ISIS
President Trump’s warnings fall on deaf ears as Europe continues to succumb to Islam.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has boldly claimed that she will not increase support for NATO in the fight against ISIS or the Taliban — even if the alliance agrees to increase counter-terrorism efforts. (via Daily Mail).
Meeting with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg late last week, Merkel said she would not commit more troops or funding to counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.
Germany is currently spending just 1.19 percent of their GDP on NATO, falling short of the 2 percent requirement. (via Business Insider).
President Trump has been pressuring our NATO allies to meet their fair share and fund NATO according to the original agreement made almost 70 years ago.
Additionally, President Trump is hoping to modernize the Cold War alliance to focus on fighting terrorism and the other threats that were not conceived of when NATO was founded.
Jens Stoltenberg has indicated that he is happy to work with President Trump to combat terror if the other member countries agree that it is a priority.
NATO leaders are considering constructing an office solely dedicated to combating terrorism. NATO is also asking for more funding to provide superior training initiatives.
However, as members of the NATO alliance agree to shift their focus to combating terror, Angela Merkel has dug her heels in the sand and refuses to aid in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS in Afghanistan and Syria. Perhaps she is afraid of the backlash from the millions of Muslim refugees pouring into Germany.
If Merkel refuses to pay Germany’s fair share, and further, refuses to move into the future with the other NATO members, then perhaps Germany no longer has a place in the alliance. The NATO alliance is based on collective defense; an attack against one member is an attack against all.
Terrorism is now the greatest threat facing North Atlantic nations, and terror groups are attacking NATO members with increasing frequency.
The Simple Explanation for Trump Firing James Comey When He Did
9 May 2017
The case for firing former FBI Director James Comey has been made at length by both Democrats and Republicans.Last July, Republicans were angry that he failed to indict Hillary Clinton, and Democrats were angry that he made a case for doing so. In October, Democrats were furious that Comey revealed that he had re-opened the investigation into Clinton, and in March, Republicans were angry that he disputed President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims.
Comey was, arguably, dealt an impossible hand by the Obama administration. Regardless, within the Department of Justice and beyond, Comey had — perhaps with good intentions — undermined his credibility, and that of the FBI.
But why fire Comey now? The answer is simple. The day before, President Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper repeated, under oath, what he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5 — that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That gave the Trump administration the breathing room to dismiss Comey — which it simply did not have before.
It is true that Trump did not have an attorney general and assistant attorney general in place until relatively late, but he could have acted before then — though having their recommendation certainly adds weight to his decision.
Put simply, if Trump had fired Comey while there were still serious questions about Russia, then it would have been more plausible to accuse him of trying to interfere in the investigation or cover up whatever happened. It is now clear that nothing, in fact, happened. Monday’s hearing with Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was meant to reveal a “smoking gun,” and produced nothing but viral videos of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The more Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his media allies try to hype the Comey firing as the new Watergate, and revive the Russia conspiracy theory, the more they help Trump by making fools of themselves.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Trey Gowdy Ruins Democrat Plan Of Silence: “We’ll Subpoena Susan Rice If We Have To”Trey Gowdy Is Resolved To See True justice Served
POSTED BY: JON CHAMBERS 4 MAY 2017
Only yesterday, Obama’s now-famous National Security Advisor Susan Rice refused to speak with lawmakers, denying their request that she testify before the Senate. This behavior isn’t new.
Americans witnessed the same thing when Obama’s Attorney General Lynch plead the fifth regarding the secret payment to Iran now totaling $1.7 billion dollars.
Yet, Trey Gowdy now looks to end that streak. The firebrand Republican Congressman from South Carolina told Fox News on Thursday morning that he is prepared to move forward at all costs.
“We’ll Subpoena Susan Rice If We Have To.”
Mr. Gowdy defended his proclamation by explaining the nature of Rice’s testimony, stating that her high-profile stature makes her a “very important witness”
The GOP Representative also had some choice words for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“I don’t think he [Comey] told Secretary Clinton to have her own server. I don’t think he told her to give disingenuous answers to questions throughout the campaign. I don’t think he told Anthony Weiner to communicate via text with underage girls.”
“Secretary Clinton, at some point, ought to do a little self reflection.”
The U.S. justice system must uphold the statutes that provide the bedrock of our society–when it fails to do so, the very integrity of America’s core values crumbles into political tyranny.
"They're NOT Children, They're CELLS!" Tucker Talks To Students About CRAZY Principal
Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach was devoted to public service
BY JAY WEAVER
Before he joined the U.S. attorney’s office as a federal prosecutor in January, Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. reached out to his close circle of colleagues and friends to let them know about his new career path.
They all thought it was the right fit for him.
For the previous decade, Whisenant worked in civil litigation for a Miami law firm but before that had served as a state prosecutor in Jacksonville, after graduating from the University of Florida law school in 2004. He yearned to return to public service.
“I remember telling Beranton, ‘This is the ideal job for you.’ He had that prosecutor’s passion,” said his friend, Miami lawyer Daniel Garcia, who traveled with Whisenant when they took depositions together in asbestos cases around Florida. “All I know is, he was so young and could have continued doing so much good with his life.”
Whisenant’s career with the U.S. attorney’s office was only a few months old when the 37-year-old prosecutor was found dead in the water along Hollywood Beach early Wednesday. His death, which is being investigated as a crime by the Hollywood Police Department, was devastating news to his family and friends from Miami to Jacksonville, where he was raised by his parents, both medical doctors.
Whisenant lived in Miramar with his wife, Ebony, a physician who teaches at Florida International University’s College of Medicine. They are parents of three children.
Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg and former U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer interviewed Whisenant for a spot in their Miami office.
“Anytime his name came up, people had glowing things to say about him both in and outside the office,” Greenberg said, noting it was partly because of his involvement in the Florida Bar and the black lawyers association in Miami-Dade County. He also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami law school.
Ferrer always liked to ask prospective prosecutors about their greatest accomplishment or proudest moment. Whisenant’s response was obtaining a law degree from the University of Florida at the same time his mother was earning hers.
Lawyer Timothy Ferguson, a close friend of Whisenant’s from their years working together at the Miami law firm Foley & Mansfield, called him a “fierce advocate and trial attorney” on his Instagram account.
“There is no one I would rather have had by my side in the trenches at trial,” Ferguson wrote.
The law firm, where Whisenant worked for nearly a decade, issued a statement as various news outlets reported on his death. “We are heartbroken and sickened by the news,” said Foley & Mansfield’s managing partner in Miami, Virginia Easley Johnson. “He was an exceptional attorney and an even better man.”
A friend who knew Whisenant, Miami lawyer Michael Feiler, said his career “was very motivated by public service.”
“He volunteered for the Florida Bar and planned to become a judge,” Feiler said.
Whisenant’s tragic death, at least for now, remains a mystery.
A Hollywood police spokeswoman initially said Whisenant may have suffered a head wound caused by a possible gunshot or other type of trauma. But no more details were available on Friday, said Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Miranda Grossman.
The FBI’s Miami office said it was aware of Whisenant’s death but not involved in the investigation.
Normally, if the death of a federal prosecutor or agent were retaliatory in nature or related to a criminal case, both the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office would be sounding the alarm and pursuing an aggressive investigation.
Whisenant, who was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2004 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M and law degree from UF, joined the U.S. attorney’s office in January and worked in the major crimes section.
The office, which prosecutes criminal and civil cases from Key West to Fort Pierce, expressed its condolences in a statement. An email about Whisenant’s death was circulated among prosecutors and other employees, but it did not comment about the circumstances or cause.
With the Hollywood police not providing any more details about his death, it remains unclear where Whisenant actually died. His body was found washing up on the shore just south of Magnolia Terrace on Hollywood beach early Wednesday by a passerby.
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At Least 19 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Suspected Suicide Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester
Police say to avoid the area in what's being described as a "terrorist incident." An explosion at UK's Manchester Arena Monday night has left at least 19 dead and 50 injured following an Ariana Grande concert outside at the venue. Greater Manchester Police say the event is being treated as "terrorist incident." Unconfirmed reports suggest the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated a nail-filled explosive device, according to the New York Times. The suspected bombing would mark the deadliest instance of terrorism in the UK since the 2005 London Subway bombings.
The explosion was heard around 10:35 PM GMT, around when Grande was performing the last song on her tour stop as part of her Dangerous Woman tour...(Read More...)
Former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Lands A Spot With Glenn Beck’s Radio Show
8:52 AM 05/17/2017
Bill O’Reilly is taking Glenn Beck up on his offer to join The Blaze team.
O’Reilly announced on his podcast Tuesday that he and Beck reached an agreement for the ousted Fox News personality to appear on Beck’s radio show every Friday.
Bill O’Reilly (Getty Images)
“It’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck,” the former “Factor” host stated. “We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”
Just last week, Beck — whom Variety reports O’Reilly described as a “good friend” — made his desire for O’Reilly to join The Blaze publicly known. (RELATED: Beck — I Would Like O’Reilly To Join The Blaze)
Beck, acutely aware of his media empire’s financial status, joked that though he couldn’t provide the same type of salary as Fox, he could “pay him in sandwiches.”Beck and O’Reilly worked together at Fox prior to the former’s departure to launch The Blaze in 2011.
Border Wall Electrified As Hungary Tells The EU What They Can Do With Their Migrant Quota
POSTED BY: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN
12 MAY 2017
The European Union (EU) is trying to do their very best to make sure that every nation under their control takes in migrants. Their liberal tendencies are literally destroying nations with their migrant quotas.
A couple nations, Poland and Hungary, have resisted the demands of the EU. They have seen the damage that occurs from letting in vast numbers of migrants without question.
Hungary has taken their fight one step further. Local media in the nation reports that they have electrified their double-sided fences on the border of Hungary and Serbia.
Border officials had installed new electrocution warning signs in three separate languages: Arabic, Hungarian and Serbian.
Journalist András Földes reported on the update.
“It may not be a full fence shield, but there are fixed wires running parallel to the ground. The 12 wires mounted on insulated points are visible on both fences of the double fence, with insulated portions on the inside of the fences since it’s assumed they [the migrants] will only come from the outside if they come in.”
There was one problem during the installation. One of the workers had to be hospitalized, but no news has come out if the situation has gotten worse.
Liberals who thought that Trump’s border wall was bad will absolutely lose it when they see what Hungary has in store.
In addition to the electrified double fences, the government said it would be adding “night vision cameras, thermal imaging cameras, and motion detection systems.” That’s a lot of alarms that possible intruders are going to have to get through.
The EU decided that they were going to give a “mandatory quota basis” to countries inside their rule. In other words, the countries are being forced to take in migrants, which are overwhelmingly military-aged males.
Hungary is directly resisting these demands, as have most of their citizens. This is going to be something to watch out for later.
Sources: Vessel News – Huffington Post
Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale
4:50 PM, May 8, 2017
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SHOW CAPTIONUPDATE: Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the 16-year-old responsible for throwing a 68-year-old woman in a pool.
Officials say the suspect turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, He faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. After he is processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center, he is expected to be taken to Broward Juvenile Facility.
Authorities are investigating a video posted on social media that shows a woman being slammed to the ground then tossed into a pool at a rowdy pool party in North Lauderdale over the weekend.
The Broward Sheriff's Office said they're looking into the incident that happened Saturday at the pool at the Players Place Townhomes on Champions Way.
The video shows the 68-year-old woman, identified as Nancy James, walking with her two dogs as she approached the group to ask them to turn down their music. A group gathers around James as someone is heard saying "throw her in" in the background.
Then a man in a red shirt picks James off the ground and they both fall to the ground. The man then grabs James and throws her into the pool while also falling in himself.
It appears one of the woman's dogs also ends up in the pool. The video shows most of the large crowd fleeing the pool before it ends.
According to a BSO report, James and another woman went to the pool to break up the party. They said there were nearly 200 kids in the pool and surrounding area.
James was "very frightened and upset" and was "drenched in water from her shoulders down," a deputy wrote in the report. She also had a bruise on the bottom of her leg.
The report said James had her cellphone and house alarm key fob in her pocket when she was thrown in the pool.
BSO is trying to identify the man who attacked the woman.
A friend of the victim told NBC 6 that she had recently undergone hip surgery. She said authorities had been called for the loud noise but hadn't arrived by the time the victim confronted the group.
Story courtesy of our news partner NBC Miami.
CHECKMATE! YALE COLLEGE REPUBLICANS HOLD BBQ NEXT TO UNION HUNGER STRIKE
MAY 1, 2017
CHECKMATE! This savage level is over 9000! I only wish I could have been a part of it! College republicans at Yale decided to hold a barbecue on Friday. However, it was not just ANY barbecue….it happened to be held RIGHT NEXT TO a hunger strike by eight protestors.
The protestors held up in a tent near the University President Peter Salovey’s home. They claim to have not eaten for three days…..although I doubt they were able to last must longer once the smell of beef, baked beans, and corn on the cob wafted over to their little protest.
The hunger strike concerned Yale’s unwillingness to negotiate a contract with its graduate teachers, who voted to unionize in February. The union, known as Local 33, is a subgroup of the international labor union UNITE HERE.
The university’s refusal is currently being appealed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), with the university reportedly hoping to hold out until Donald Trump appoints a new batch of anti-union members to the NLRB.
Asked about his reaction to the barbecue, Local 33 Chairman Aaron Greenberg told The New Haven Register, “I’m not really focused on that. I’m focused on making sure we have lots of water, make sure I’m healthy. We have a check in with our nurse this afternoon. We are focused on that.”
In fliers distributed before the strike, the organizers asked others to participate with them in solidarity, urging people to “sit with us and lift our spirits,” and “[join in] when one of us cannot continue.”
Greenberg also attacked the university for “siding with Donald Trump over members of their own community” by taking an anti-union stance.
HA! Of course the snowflakes whined and complained about the unfairness. Perhaps we should call a whaaaambulance?
Greenberg stated, “I think that is unacceptable. I think that is despicable. They say we have to wait, so we are waiting without eating.”
They do realize that no one but their mother really cares if they are eating or not, right? They can continue to protest and not eat, but that is to no concern of the rest of us!
$175M: Democrat President Of California’s University System Under Fire After Auditor Discovery
Posted by Allison Hillman |
Apr 27, 2017
After an audit, UC President Janet Napolitano has a lot to answer for.
President of the University of California and former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had a myriad of excuses when a new audit came out of her administration. According to the report, the UC system was found to be hiding $175 million in reserve funds that they neglected to mention to state officials; that adds up to a lot of explanation.
Napolitano, an Obama-era protege, offered up a lot of them. She claimed the report “fundamentally and unfairly mischaracterizes” her budget “in a way that does not accurately capture our current operations nor our efforts and plans for continued improvement.”
Once she was done taking the high moral ground, where an official of a place like Berkeley really has no business, Napolitano started with the justifications. She wrote, “In fact, the budget and financial approaches reflect strategic, deliberate, and transparent spending and investment.”
She continued, stating that $83 million of the total in the audit supports “groundbreaking research” in healthcare, investments in public policy and sustainable energy, among other areas. On the other, perhaps more rational and truthful side, State Auditor Elaine Howle said “significant change” was needed in administration so that the public could begin to trust the school again. Napolitano did not elaborate on what the research and investments were specifically
It will be difficult to trust a university president that hides money and allows for this kind of violence.
Howle also stated that when information for the audit was being sought, “the Office of the President intentionally interfered with our audit process.” She went on to elaborate on how Napolitano had pointedly impeded the investigation.
“Correspondence between the Office of the President and the campuses shows that the Office of the President inappropriately reviewed campuses’ survey responses, which resulted in campuses making changes to those responses prior to submitting them to us—campus statements that were critical of the Office of the President had been removed or substantially revised, and negative ratings had been changed to be more positive.”
Those are serious charges to be levied against a former high-ranking White House official who is claiming her budget is “transparent.” Where have we heard that ridiculous claim before? The audit found at least six specific areas of concern with the college budget, reporting, and Napolitano’s office in particular.
The dynamic duo of Democrats who are helping to bankrupt the state of California.
The results may actually be of little surprise to those that pay attention to California’s general state of affairs. The whole state operates similarly, haphazard and secretively under the discretion of delusional liberals. The years have been disastrous with the result being little money to pay for the state’s actual needs.
California was one of the few places that didn’t get an overhaul in November. It is a state that bleeds red and very resistant to the common sense change towards conservative leaders that most states chose. The legal residents are the ones who are suffering from the left-leaning government including Jerry Brown.
Napolitano needs to answer for her administration. With sanctuary campuses and violent riots, the University of California is under scrutiny and the new audit just proves the ineptitude of the current leadership.
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