White House adviser with no scientific credentials holds online ‘climate chat’

That’s heresy, of course.

The claim looks way truthier because it’s in white text on top of a photo of weather, which isn’t climate (except for when it is).

Indeed.

Look, we will never solve this imaginary crisis as long as you people insist on being realistic.

Heh.

Blatant hypocrisy aside, the Chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors — whose primary scientific credential seems to be looking kind of like Dr. Leonard Hofstadter from “The Big Bang Theory” — dutifully pushed the climate-alarmist line.

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Hard hitting scientific question, that.

More unconstitutional arbitrary dictates blindly accepted by the peasants.

Translation: “Maybe this picture of fire with numbers and a big exclamation point on it is more your speed.”

And thanks for all those campaign donations to Democrats, guys!

Oh boy.

 


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Rand Paul Is Trying to Fix Asset Forfeiture

We have written many times about “civil forfeiture” or “asset forfeiture” (see here, here, here, etc). It involves the police taking your property. The idea is that you should lose what you have gained by crime. But the law works so that you don’t have to be convicted. If the cops grab it you have to prove that you should get it back.

According to Radley Balko in the Washington Post, “Rand Paul introduces bill to reform civil asset forfeiture.”

The law, called the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, would require the government to prove its case in a court of law before it could seize assets.

The bill would also require states “to abide by state law when forfeiting seized property.” This is important. Currently, a number of state legislatures across the country have passed reform bills to rein in forfeiture abuses. The problem is that the federal government has a program known as “adoption” or “equitable sharing.” Under the program, a local police agency need only call up the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or similar federal agency. That agency then “federalizes” the investigation, making it subject to federal law. The federal agency then initiates forfeiture proceedings under the laxer federal guidelines for forfeiture. The feds take a cut and then return the rest — as much as 80 percent — back to the local agency.

The bill also mandates that all assets go to the general treasury rather than to the Attorney General’s Asset Forfeiture Fund. This should mean that Federal agencies will no longer have a personal incentive to grab property.

What really bothers me about this bill is that no one has done it before. Why not? We have had conservatives in Congress and even in the Senate before Ron Paul. We virtually owned the government from 2000 to 2006. Yet never before has any Republican offered such a basic law to restore civilization?

Why is that?








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Christ Alone: All Star Cast Lays Bare Globalist Plan While Pointing to the Only True Savior of Mankind

It’s not that often that I have 2 hours of time to spend watching a full documentary.  However, when the producer is a great friend, and the content is so timely and informative, I do my best to arrange my schedule.  Subsequently, I found myself at the premier of the outstanding new documentary by filmmaker, Jason Charles entitled, ‘Christ Alone.’

    First, ‘Christ Alone’ brings together a tremendous cast of fellow patriots and contemporary scholars.  From Ambassador Alan Keyes, to Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Charles has assembled an “all-star” cast of experts in the know.  For those of you who are repelled at the Christian message, ‘Christ Alone’ avoids being “preachy,” while still highlighting the importance of Christ in world events; and, more importantly, in our own lives.

    Perhaps the most brilliant display of Charles’ writing prowess is his ability to highlight events in history, trace their origination, then reveal the subsequent consequences of their implementation into the populace.  From the Rothschild Dynasty in Europe, to their American counterparts, the Rockefeller Empire, ‘Christ Alone’ lays bare the entire globalist plan, almost from inception.

    I went to the premier with the intention of getting some after-viewing interviews, and was able to do so with good success.  In the video below, I interview Tim Baldwin, Chuck Baldwin and producer, Jason Charles.  Mixed in with those already mentioned are interviews with a few regular folks.  I have also cut in some of the scenes from the trailer for your viewing pleasure.

 

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NAACP: It’s Not Discrimination When They Do It

CL Bryant and Deneen Borelli go deep into the Donkey Den, and face the belligerence of NAACP Members. Zo gives an observation on the backward thinking of Democrats from the days of slavery to today, and how they’ve never changed their views. via AlfonzoRachel
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Actress Penelope Cruz denounces Israeli ‘genocide’

(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) MADRID – Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel’s actions as “genocide.”

They also called on the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”

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‘Who says the Cold War isn’t back?’ US accuses Russia of violating missile treaty

Several media outlets are reporting Monday night that the U.S. is accusing Russia of testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile in violation of a 1987 arms control treaty.

The New York Times reports:

The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.

It is the most serious allegation of an arms control treaty violation that the Obama administration has leveled against Russia and adds another dispute to a relationship already burdened by tensions over the Kremlin’s support for separatists in Ukraine and its decision to grant asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.

 

 


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The Obama Economy: Over a Third of Americans Dealing with Collection Agencies

Just how bad is the Obama economy? Associated Press reports that, according to a study by the Urban Institute, over 35 percent of people in the United States have unpaid bills or debts that have been turned over to a collection agency.

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank.

“Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections,” Ratcliffe said. “It can tip employers’ hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment.”

The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $ 5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

One of the things this story points to is an income gap among middle class Americans.

As a share of people’s income, credit card debt has reached its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the American Bankers Association. People increasingly pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 percent of card accounts are overdue by 30 days or more, versus the 15-year average of 3.82 percent.

Yet roughly the same percentage of people are still getting reported for unpaid bills

So who has the debt problem and who doesn’t. It seems to depend on whether you live in a “hot” economic region.

An average San Jose resident has $ 97,150 in total debt, with 84 percent of it tied to a mortgage. But because incomes and real estate values are higher in the technology hub, those residents are less likely to be delinquent.

By contrast, the average person in the Texas city of McAllen has only $ 23,546 in debt, yet more than half of the population has debt in collections, more than anywhere else in the United States.

The Urban Institute’s Ratcliffe said that stagnant incomes are key to why some parts of the country are struggling to repay their debt.

Wages have barely kept up with inflation during the five-year recovery, according to Labor Department figures. And a separate measure by Wells Fargo found that after-tax income fell for the bottom 20 percent of earners during the same period.

What this means is that those in stagnating areas are often facing an extra level of discomfort and harassment. They will have trouble resisting the false promises of politicians because they will be constantly wishing for a way out. As I have written before, debt slaves won’t make effective freedom fighters.








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Obama Asks Boehner to Repeal Iraq War Authorization

The Obama administration has asked Congress to fully repeal the war authorization known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq (AUMF). The request came in the form of a letter from National (in)Security Adviser and known liar Susan Rice to House Speaker John Boehner on Friday.

The letter comes as the House was to consider H. Con. Res. 105, which is a resolution introduced by Rep. James McGovern, Rep. Walter Jones and Rep. Barbara Lee along with seven other co-sponsors.

Rice reminded Boehner of Obama’s words from June in which he stated, “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.”

It’s highly unlikely that Obama will do any such thing, after all, he is fine with the advancement of the Caliphate, in spite of the Islamic State’s claims that they are coming for him.

Obama has also said, “we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it.”

Though Rice patronizes Boehner about Congress entertaining H. Con. Res. 105, she wants him to go further and asked for a full repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq. She believes that a repeal of the AUMF will serve to confirm to the American people that military troops won’t be used in the future in Iraq, but how does that square with the above statement by Obama?

The text of H. Con. Res. 105 effectively does what Rice is asking anyway. It takes away authority from Obama to deploy troops into Iraq without congressional authority. According to the resolution:

The President shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use enacted after the date of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.

Clearly Rep. Jones is behind this document, since he was the congressman who put forth a resolution that would have Barack Obama impeached if he engaged in another use of military force without Congress’ authorization. The resolution came after Obama used the military in Libya to over throw Gaddafi, which then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was blasted by Congress for claiming that international coalitions trump the Constitution.

Jones said that Obama’s use of the military without Congress’ consent “constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.”

According to the Constitution, Congress has the sole power to declare war under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11, which states:

The Congress shall have Power… To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water

According to the Washington Free Beacon, “The repeal would come at a complicated – and some argue dangerous – time in Iraq’s history.”

There is no doubt that the Islamic State is on a rampage against Christians in Iraq, charging them the jizya, killing them and raping them, and that virtually nothing has been done by the Iraqi government to stop the slaughter of their own people. All we have seen them do is turn and run, abandoning millions of dollars of American military equipment to the savages of Islam in their wake. The only bright spot came from 600 Christian men who had enough and took up arms against the Islamists after a Christian woman was raped.

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said he thought Boehner was joking when he told him about the letter from Rice. “Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is ‘worse than al-Qaeda’ and an extreme threat to the American people,” he said. “The American people aren’t worried that the president will send the military back to Iraq. They’re worried about a deadly terrorist state that can hit us from Wall Street to Main Street. They’re worried that this president refuses to do anything, at any time, in any way, to stop the flood of national security crises that are popping up around the globe.”

While Senate Democrats are more than ready to repeal the AUMF, many think that it will only embolden the Islamic State.

Former deputy assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, John Yoo, told the Beacon earlier this year, “There is no strong reason to change the AUMF. Over the last 13 years, all three branches have constructed a common understanding and series of practices around the AUMF in fighting the war on terror.”

While a Senate Aide told the Beacon that starting down the road of repeal was one “you can’t turn back,” McKeon went further saying, “This isn’t just absurd. We’re past absurd. This is dangerous. This administration is fiddling while the world burns, and now they’re demanding Congress play with them.”

The Obama administration has aided, abetted, funded and armed many of the same jihadists that are now a part of the Islamic State. And though there have been reports that the Islamic State is coming for Barack Obama, which would be tied to him being the commander-in-chief of foreign armies in Muslim countries, Obama doesn’t seem to be sweating the issue. Personally, I think he wants Islam to take over the world, he’s already loaded his administration with these devils; and he most definitely wants to see America utterly destroyed.

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These Wannabe Thieves Quickly Realize They Picked The Wrong Gas Station To Rob

Score one for the good guys. A southside convenience store clerk turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers on July 10 on South Wayside near Interstate 45. Mayura Dissanyake works at a Fuel Depot, but he’s also a semi-professional mixed martial arts fighter. He was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker returning to the store after a run to the bank. Dissanyake saw two men jump out of an SUV and attack his co-worker. They were […]
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The genocide libel

In order to justify killing Jews, Jew-haters throughout history made up libels about the Jews that were so awful that they justified, at least for the Jew-hater, the mass murder of Jews. The charge that the Jews of every age – not just some Jews at one time – killed God Himself was used by medieval Christians to justify mass murdering of Jews.

Then came another grotesque libel – what is known as the blood libel. Also prevalent in the Middle Ages, this charged Jews with kidnapping Christian children, sacrificing them and using their blood to bake matzo (the unleavened Passover bread).

Later libels against the Jews included the forgery known as “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which purported to prove that Jews plotted to rule the world.

At this very moment, we are living through as enormous a libel – directed not against all Jews, but against the Jewish state: Israel is committing genocide of Palestinians and is, therefore, morally identical to the Nazi regime.

This libel is spread by left-wing radicals and by Muslims, especially in the Middle East.

Some examples:

On a popular radio show in Italy, that country’s most famous philosopher, Gianni Vattimo, was asked whether he would like to see more Israelis killed. Vattimo responded: “Of course.” He then added that Israel is “a bit worse than the Nazis … I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists … and [Europeans should raise money] to buy Hamas some more rockets.”

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, told CNN International, “What Israel does to Palestine and to Gaza right now has surpassed what Hitler did to them. … We do not accept this genocide by Israel.”

The foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, announced: “These [Israeli] actions cannot be considered anything other than genocide and crimes against humanity.”

Ilan Pappe, an Israeli leftist who is director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, wrote an article titled “Israel’s incremental genocide in the Gaza ghetto” on the Electronic Intifada website.

On July 9, when a total of 63 Gaza Palestinians had been killed, Al-Arabiya reported that “Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas told a crisis meeting in Ramallah … that Israel is committing ‘genocide’ in Gaza during its military offensive which has so far killed at least 50 Palestinians. ‘It’s genocide by Israel against our Palestinian people.’”

In a column published by Al-Jazeera, Abukar Arman, former Somali ambassador to the United States, wrote that “Israel has defeated North Korea for the rogue state par excellence award.”

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, and Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, labeled Israel’s invasion of Gaza “genocide” and Maduro added that it was “extermination.”

For the record:

Israel attacked Gaza solely in response to hundreds of rockets sent by Hamas to kill as many Israelis as possible.

When Israel gave Gaza over to the Palestinians, it did not embargo essentials such as cement. But none of the millions of tons of cement allowed, or later smuggled, into Gaza were used to building schools or hospitals. They were used to build tunnels to smuggle terrorists into Israel and to hide rockets.

The charter of Hamas calls for the annihilation of Israel.

Israel is the only country in the world targeted for annihilation.

Though Israel is charged with engaged in genocide against Palestinians, in the last 20 years, the number of Palestinians has doubled; and since Israel’s founding in 1948, the Palestinian population has grown five-fold. It must surely rank as the least effective genocide in world history.

While not all Muslims or all leftists seek, or support those who seek, Israel’s destruction, virtually all those who do are either Muslim or on the left.

One left-wing exception is Bill Maher, who told the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles (full disclosure: I am a columnist for that newspaper): “What I find so ironic is that after World War II, everybody said, ‘I don’t understand the Jews. How could they have just gone to their slaughter like that?’ OK, and then when they fight back: ‘I don’t understand the Jews. Why can’t they just go to their slaughter?’ It’s like, ‘You know what? We did that once. It’s not gonna happen again. You’re just gonna have to get used to the fact that Jews now defend themselves.’”

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