Category Archives: Public Interest

North Korea Nukes — A ‘Real’ Problem?

I’ve heard a great deal of disbelief come from contacts of mine regarding nuclear weapons and N. Korea.  If we listen to ‘the media’, it sounds like they’re just making a lot of noise with no real threat of truly hurting us here in the U.S.  But it’s just a matter of how you ‘translate’ the information as to whether you believe N. Korea is a threat and to what degree.

A few years ago they were doing testing with their rockets and at least three of them blew up at around 40 miles up.  The consensus was that N. Korea only produced junk and that they were not a real threat.  After all, with their rockets traveling a short distance (horizontally) and blowing up only 40 miles high (too low for orbit), what damage could they do?

James Woolsey is the ex-CIA director and was on the EMP commission a few years ago.  He pointed out that a 40 mile high trajectory was sufficient to do significant damage with a rocket if it had an EMP on it.  That altitude would take out a large part of the U.S. electrical grid!  A 100+ mile altitude EMP attack would pretty much kill all three power grids in the U.S.

A week ago N. Korea fired off a rocket and it only traveled 800 miles toward Japan, but reached an altitude of almost 300 miles!  Consider for a moment that if you wanted your enemy to think of you as dumb, you could ‘lob’ a rocket high and then allow it to come down ‘short’ leaving your opponent to thinking you still don’t know how to make rockets.  Although not a rocket scientist, my assumption is that the same rocket could travel a lot further with a ‘better’ trajectory. However Mr. Woolsey has spoken on this particular subject as recent as July 2017 in a CNBC interview.

One has to wonder who the dummy is at this point, especially considering that congress approved a bill to pay for the hardening of the grid over seven years ago?  But have we since addressed the problem?  No..?  The public should wonder..?!

 

 

 


 

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Security Guard Wounded — FBI Culpable?

During the reign of Obama, there were several incidents which indicated his allegiance to Islam, but in 2015 he may have outdone himself.  There is apparently evidence indicating that the FBI was complicit in the Garland, Texas jihad attack at a free speech event co-organized by Pamela Geller.  The following are excerpts from the Washington Examiner.

The security guard wounded in a 2015 ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, is suing the FBI, and argues the bureau is liable for his damages because an agent “solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out the May 3 attack,” according to court documents filed Monday.

If the plaintiff, Bruce Joiner, doesn’t settle with the bureau, the case could shake loose hundreds of documents from both local and federal officials about what happened that day, and could answer the question of why an FBI agent was in a car directly behind the attackers and did nothing as the events unfolded.

In May of 2015, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi drove from their home in Phoenix to the Curtis Culwell center in Garland where the “Draw Muhammad” contest was being held, in a car loaded with three rifles, three handguns, and about 1,500 rounds of ammunition.

The two never made it inside, as guards, including Joiner, stopped them outside at a perimeter checkpoint, at which time Simpson and Soofi opened fire. Because the event was heavily guarded, the two were quickly shot and killed and barely made past the checkpoint where they opened fire.

Joiner was the only victim that day. He took a bullet to the left leg, and ISIS would later claim credit for orchestrating the attack, making it the first ISIS-backed terror event on U.S. soil.

Joiner’s lawsuit is seeking just over $8 million in damages, and argues that the FBI essentially allowed the attack to happen.

“The FBI helped the terrorists obtain a weapon that was used in the attack by lifting a hold during a background check, incited the terrorist to attack the Garland event, and even sent an agent to accompany the terrorists as they carried out the attack,” the court filing said.

The filing also alleged that former FBI Director Jim Comey lied in a “post-attack cover-up” about the bureau’s knowledge of how the attack unfolded and what Comey and the bureau knew about what was likely to transpire.

“In the aftermath of the attack, former FBI Director James Comey lied to the American people by claiming that Simpson was a needle in a haystack’ that was ‘invisible to us,'” the filing alleged. “Even after it had come to light that an undercover FBI agent had been communicating extensively with the terrorists during the week prior to the event and had accompanied them as they carried out the attack, the FBI continued to assert that “[t]here was no advance knowledge of a plot to attack the cartoon drawing contest.”

The FBI did not respond to a request for comment.

Since the attack, a separate court case and a “60 Minutes” report in March revealed that an undercover FBI agent was in the car directly behind Simpson and Soofi when they opened fire, and was even taking pictures of the car about 30 seconds before the first shots were fired. That case even revealed that the agent had texted Simpson just weeks before with the message, “Tear up Texas.”

Shortly after the first shots were fired, the agent fled, and was briefly detained by Garland Police, as seen in a video still from WFAA TV in Dallas.

Because of a separate court case tangentially related to Simpson and Soofi, it’s known that the FBI had been monitoring Simpson for years, and that the FBI agent was undercover in the Phoenix ISIS cell had direct contact with them routinely in the months leading up to the attack.

Joiner’s attorney, Trenton Roberts told the Washington Examiner this year that he now believes the FBI might have been willing to let the attack unfold to even greater lengths.

“It seems like it had to have been one or the other,” Roberts told the Washington Examiner in April. “Just a complete botched operation where they [the FBI] don’t want the attack to actually take place, or, it’s something where they need the attack to take place in order for this guy [the agent] to advance in the world of ISIS.”

“And that’s really what I think. I think that they thought, ‘he’s undercover and in order to advance, he needed to get pictures or video of this attack,’ and then that would bolster his street cred within ISIS,” Roberts said.

 

I guess we can add Comey to the list of those who made ‘somewhat’ questionable decisions during their time in office (e.g., Eric Holder).  It scares me to think of what is coming in our future.  If we have our chief law enforcement people working in concert with terrorist ‘to make a point’, we are definitely in trouble.

Source:  Washington Timesby Todd Shepherd |

 

 


 

‘Communist Cadet’ — We’re Getting There

Several years ago we heard the words, “We’re only five days away from fundamentally transforming this nation”.  And now ladies and gentlemen, we are much closer.

As hard as it is to believe, the cadet in the foreground is a graduate of our U.S. Military Academy.  The writing in his hat says, “Communism will win”.  Of import, he is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.  Bernie Sanders identifies himself as a democratic socialist.  Lenin identified himself the same way until the Soviet Union was formed.  Then, ‘surprise’, he came out as a communist.

Marxism has many labels — communism, socialism, progressivism, democratic socialism, et al.  I have to wonder when the American people will accept the fact that it is here. . . now.  How many more ‘clues’ do they need..?

Obama’s Fundamental Transformation

Source:  Glenn Beck

Suicide in America — A Loss of Hope

During the 50’s we had to worry about nuclear war because of our relationship with the Russians.  (de ja vue?)  Kids were being training to hide under their desks while in school in case of a nuclear attack..?!  Sounds nuts, huh?

Well today we have a LOT of things to worry about and the count keeps increasing.  In recent years there has been a growing lack of trust in our country (between individuals), and people are feeling it.  Consequently suicides are up — a lot!  How much you ask?  A simple clue is that Americans’ overall life expectancy has declined for the first time since the 1930s!!  (i.e., the depression)  Certainly not good.

The following article was taken from Breakpoint, a Christian website which promotes a better life through faith.  Something that more people should consider.  But, unfortunately there are fewer real Christians in this country every year rather than more.

BreakPoint: America’s Suicide Crisis

If you have an interest in psychology and/or you are a pastor in a church, you should also read the following more detailed report written by a psychologist.  A bit longer, but worth reading — I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile doing so.

Dying of Despair

My question are:  What can we as individuals do to help the situation (beside taking care of ourselves and not being a further burden on society).  And, where is this all going to lead in the near future..?  My guess is that if we stay on our current track, we’re going to be in big trouble!!?

 

 


 

Socialism vs. Communism

I’ve written on this topic before.  However some seem to believe my articles are too extreme in nature — without significant evidence.  So what is the difference between socialism and communism?  A simple explanation is:  socialism is the redistribution of wealth, the taking from those who produce to those who may or may not produce; communism is socialism, but you no longer have any rights.  The government makes all decisions for you…   and you have no say in what happens.  Your constitution is no longer relevant.  Your bill of rights no longer exists.

Awhile back the IRS made the news and was later proven to have acted in a criminal way.  Employees were fired, a bit of flap ensued for a brief period, and then things went back to normal.  Till now….

Read the following article and ask yourself if we have a federal government which is so powerful that it can violate our laws, get away with it (no prosecution), and then thumb their nose at its people with even more egregious action..?


August 21, 2017

Greg Corombos
Displayed with permission from WND

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More than 200 IRS personnel who were fired for unethical and even criminal actions in connection with the targeting of conservatives are now back on the job, according to an inspector general’s report.

According to the Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, 213 people were rehired by the IRS despite a checkered history with the agency.

Those allowed back in between January 2015 and March 2016 include four people who were fired or resigned for failure to properly file their own income taxes. Four had been axed for improperly accessing taxpayer information, 86 others left while being probed for questionable leave, disrupting the workplace or failing to follow instructions, and 27 failed to disclose a conviction or being fired on their applications.

The inspector general’s report shows the audit was requested by an unnamed U.S. senator who was concerned about lax hiring practices at the IRS. The report concludes there was reason to be concerned.

“The IRS has not effectively updated or implemented hiring policies to fully consider past IRS conduct and performance issues prior to making a tentative decision to hire former employees, including those who were terminated or separated during an investigation of a substantiated conduct or performance issue,” said the report.

Out of 7,500 hires in the evaluation period, 213 raised red flags, and six of those were also flagged for improper conduct since returning.

“Although the IRS may have had a valid basis to rehire some of the more than 200 former employees with prior conduct or performance issues, TIGTA has serious concerns about the IRS’s decision to rehire certain employees, such as those who willfully failed to meet their Federal tax responsibilities,” the report stated.

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is a fierce critic of the IRS. He told WND and Radio America it’s pretty easy to distill this story.

“You could simplify all that and say they rehired 200-some people who were cheating, lying, and snooping on the American taxpayer. That’s what they were doing and, ‘Oh, we’re going to rehire them now and let them work in the Internal Revenue Service,'” Jordan said.

“You can’t make this stuff up, can you? Just when you think you’ve heard it all about the IRS, they go and rehire people who have had this kind of background,” he said. “It is truly unbelievable.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Rep. Jim Jordan: 

Jordan led the charge to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for obstructing congressional efforts to investigate the IRS targeting of conservative organizations applying for nonprofit status. GOP leaders tabled the impeachment push, but Jordan said the same corrupt culture obviously still exists at the IRS.

“Remember what they did when they got caught targeting, systematically, for a sustained period of time, they were going after people based on their political beliefs. Political speech rights were under attack by an agency with the power, the clout, the potential influence on your life that the IRS has, that’s what they were doing,” Jordan said.

“It boggles the mind that the same people are still [there]. You almost want to laugh, but you can’t because it’s so serious,” said Jordan, with clear exasperation in his voice.

He said this type of government corruption and incompetence grinds the gears of honest Americans.

“There are a lot of things that make taxpayers mad but a couple in particular: one is when politicians don’t do what they said. A second one is when you have this kind of egregious behavior from the people whose salaries we pay,” Jordan said.

“And, frankly, the third is – and it goes along with the second – is this idea that there are two standards, one set of rules if you and I do something wrong but a different set if you’re part of the politically connected class. If your name is Clinton, Comey, Koskinen, Lerner, Lynch, you get a different set of rules than us regular folk. That’s the part that really bugs the American taxpayer, as well it should.”

Jordan said the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a subcommittee that he chairs will be having hearings on this, but Congress has no power over IRS personnel decisions other than to shine the spotlight on problems.

He said the most important step in the coming months will be President Trump’s choice to replace Koskinen as IRS Commissioner. Koskinen’s term ends in November.

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While the IRS has tremendous power to meddle in Americans’ finances, Congress has its own financial deadlines coming up, namely a looming debt-ceiling fight and spending decisions for Fiscal Year 2018.

Democrats are already demanding a clean debt-ceiling hike. Jordan said GOP leaders would be foolish to embrace that idea.

“I would find it hard to believe that the speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) would go along with a clean debt-ceiling [increase],” Jordan said. “He understands that we’ve got a $20 trillion debt. You don’t just increase the limit on the credit card without also putting in place things that begin to help you address the real problem, which is that $20 trillion debt burden we now have.

“At the Freedom Caucus, we are opposed to a clean debt ceiling [increase]. We’ve been very clear about that. Every time we’ve increased the debt ceiling, we’ve done something that begins to help us with the huge debt problem that we have,” Jordan said. “Republicans control all of government. We just can’t do that.”

Jordan is not sure what to expect in the appropriations process, which seems destined for another continuing resolution or omnibus package rather ran regular order on individual bills. However, Jordan is resolute in keeping the taxpayer dollars out of the hands of insurance companies.

“One of the big issues that we’ll face is the idea that we’re going to provide these (cost-sharing reduction) payments, these bailouts to the health insurance companies,” he said. “I think that is a big problem, a big concern and something we should not do.”

Jordan is bullish on tax reform getting done in the coming months because “it has to” get done. He is also hoping to resurrect the Obamacare repeal effort. Jordan and two other Freedom Caucus members are circulating a discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the 2015 “clean” repeal that passed the House and Senate.

But he said getting anything through the Senate will be a very tall order.

“As someone said the other day, ‘I don’t know if the Senate could pass a resolution right now that says motherhood is wonderful.’  It just seems like they can’t get anything passed over there,” Jordan said. “That’s a problem.”

 

If this doesn’t make your head explode, maybe you’re part of the problem.?

 

 


 

Guarantee of Society Collapse

Vladimir Lenin grabbed onto Karl Marx’s concept of communism and ran with it.  His implementation approach was to create chaos, and once things were ‘sufficiently messed up’ with disorder and angry people, then he brought on revolution and ‘change’.  i.e., the communist party and Soviet Union

But later an Italian by the name of Antonio Gramsci came up with another approach — to distort a society by destroying their value system(s), morals, religion, and any other ‘anchor’ keeping it together — the ‘glue’ per se.  Once that was done and chaos ruled the day, then he brought on revolution.  This should sound familiar given what’s happening in America today…?

You might ask (in case you’ve been stuck in a closet) what good example of such an action be.  Consider the following article from World Net Daily.


August 22, 2017

Joe Wilson
Displayed with permission from WND

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WASHINGTON – The push to make children comfortable with transgenderism has reached disturbing new depths, with a California school promoting it to kindergartners by having a 5-year-old boy undergo a “transition ceremony” in front of classmates.

The boy left his classroom at Rocklin Academy Schools in Rocklin dressed as a boy then returned dressed as a girl.

KTXL-TV, a Fox affiliate in Sacramento, reported two books written specifically for young children were read in the class “to illustrate what it means to be transgender.”

The two books were “I am Jazz” and “The Red Crayon,” according to LifeSiteNews.com. Both are meant to explain transgenderism in a sympathetic way to children ages 4 to 8.

See what American education has become, in “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children.”

“I am Jazz” is the story of a boy who thinks he is a girl.

“From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body,” the book’s description on Amazon.com says. “She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.”

Lifesitenews.com reported that after the teacher introduced the 5-year-old student to the class as a boy, he then went into the bathroom, and the teacher “then reintroduced ‘her’ to the children, explaining ‘she’ was now a ‘girl’ who now had a girl’s name and was to be called that from now on.”

The report said the “ceremony” traumatized some of the students, including girls who went home crying to their parents, asking if they were going to turn into a boy.

Many parents were upset about the event, especially since they were not informed beforehand that it was going to take place.

Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, which has been providing legal advice to the parents, told KTXL-TV “the majority of parents who had children in this kindergarten did not think that it would be age appropriate.”

The school district is arguing it did not need to notify parents before the event took place, since it falls under “diversity and tolerance curricula” and not sex education.

In response, some parents circulated a petition demanding that the school inform parents before any provocative material is presented to their children. The school district has changed its policy, and now controversial books such as “I am Jazz” must be submitted for approval to the school board. But the district still has not conceded that it is the parents’ right to know ahead of time when their children might be exposed to such a hotly debated topic.

Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, has denounced such indoctrination of children as child abuse.

“All children should be told the truth that sex does not ever change and cannot be changed,” Cretella told LifeSiteNews in an email. “All children should be nurtured to embrace their bodies and the reality of their biological sex. All children should be affirmed as the unique boys or girls their bodies proclaim them to be.”

See what American education has become, in “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children.”

 

Now ask yourself, how do you think this approach will affect our future in America?  And what action do you think they will take next?  Could it be that the new action would be even more radical than this..?

And how much more is required before we’re ready for the revolution??  Or has it started already?