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Posted: January 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Obama’s “Master Plan” To Destroy America Revealed By Russia

Posted: 25 Jan 2016 06:25 AM PST

A stunning new confidential report released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is warning that President Barack Obama has embarked upon a “master plan” to forever alter the entire electorate of United States utilizing what Federation legal analysts are describing as the most fearsome US Supreme Court case to ever have been litigated in that nations history—and should it be successful could very well see America completely destroyed.

According to this report, President Obama currently is the head of the most powerful Western nation in the world that a recent Princeton University study confirmed has ceased to be a democracy and is now an oligarchy [a small group of people having control of a country]—but due to the “traditional/conservative” population of America, these oligarchs “communistic agenda” has been thwarted resulting in a “completely polarized” American nation whose majority conservative population (Red States) are now being ruled from its elite East-West coast regions (Blue States) with neither of them being able to overcome the other.

The reason underlying the Red State-Blue State polarization of America, this report explains, is due to the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution—specifically Section 2—that for over two centuries has decided the makeup of the American electorate and the representatives elected to both State and Federal government positions and has given a disproportionate amount of power to cities over rural areas.

Upon his taking office in 2009, this report continues, President Obama began exploiting this disproportional scheme caused by a constitutional ambiguity [uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language] of Section 2 of the 14th Amendment by flooding the United States with as many refugees and illegal aliens as possible—with his knowing that under current US law, these “non-Americans” are given the exact same rights to representation as American citizens.

Seeking to stop President Obama’s “master plan” to destroy the American electorate so his oligarchs can fully enact their “communistic agenda” though, this report notes, is a non-profit legal defense fund called Project on Fair Representation who in 2014 filed a lawsuit against him– Evenwel v. Abbott—and whose issue to be decided by the US Supreme Court states: “Whether the three-judge district court correctly held that the “one-person, one-vote” principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to use total population, and does not require States to use voter population, when apportioning state legislative districts.”

The difference between “total population” and “voter population” in selecting representatives as citied in this monumental case, this report explains, is the “loophole” President Obama has used in flooding America with illegal non-voters because when the “total population” metric is used the “voter population” can be completely overwhelmed and their rights taken away by sheer numbers.

To the shock of President Obama and his oligarch allies, this report further notes, the US Supreme Court this past spring agreed to hear and decide this case after having failed to address this issue for the past 25 years—and which led to the New York Times this past May (2015) stating, in part, about it:

“The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a case that will answer a long-contested question about a bedrock principle of the American political system: the meaning of “one person one vote.”

The court’s ruling, expected in 2016, could be immensely consequential. Should the court agree with the two Texas voters who brought the case, its ruling would shift political power from cities to rural areas, a move that would benefit Republicans.

The court has never resolved whether voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters. Counting all people amplifies the voting power of places with large numbers of residents who cannot vote legally, including immigrants who are here legally but are not citizens, illegal immigrants, children and prisoners. Those places tend to be urban and to vote Democratic.

A ruling that districts must be based on equal numbers of voters would move political power away from cities, with their many immigrants and children, and toward older and more homogeneous rural areas.”

President Obama’s hatred and disdain of America’s “older and more homogeneous rural areas”, this report notes, was put on full display in 2008 while as he was running for the presidency when he was captured on tape saying about them: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Though the US Supreme Court has yet to give their final ruling in this case, this report continues, President Obama appears to believe he will win—and as evidenced by the over 34 million “green cards” and “work permits” he has ordered his government to create for another flood of illegal aliens that will completely overwhelm the rights of whatever American citizens remain once his full “master plan” is implemented.

To what America will become then, this report concludes, one need look no further than the European Union—whose current illegal migration crisis has turned modern-day Europe into a “medieval mess” leading many experts to warn that the “fall of Europe” is nearly upon us all—and the United States will quickly follow.


Who Really Pulls the Strings in the White House?

Posted: 25 Jan 2016 06:12 AM PST

The recent call by the US Secretary of Defense for more boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria clearly shows who is “the boss in Washington”, who is “pulling the strings” in the White House and who has “the final say on everything in today’s America”, leaving the US president in the role of an obedient puppet, according to an American journalist.

American journalist and analyst Martin Berger has recently been very critical of the US president and his administration.

The recent statement by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to put more boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria, despite the repeated claims of President Obama that the US is not going to get involved in a new large-scale ground war, demonstrates who is “pulling the strings in the While House,” Berger says in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

“Ashton Carter’s statement is clearly showing us who’s the boss in Washington, since it’s the arms giants that have the final say on everything in today’s America, they are “pulling the strings”, leaving the role of an obedient puppet to the sitting US President,” he states.

The author further declares that in an attempt to secure the so-called “American hegemony” with bayonets, Washington has been wasting one third of all military spending in the world on expensive weapons, instead of spending this money on the American people in a bid to improve their living conditions.

He was particularly critical of Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have been calling for an all-out assault on Syria and urging to triple the number of US military forces in Iraq along with sending a similar number of troops to Syria.

“Graham went as far as offering a plan for the invasion of Syria, according to which up to 100,000 troops from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey were to be supported by roughly 10,000 American soldiers.”

“Joint interventions of the US and Arab troops to Syria have been proposed before, especially by John McCain, who enjoys close ties with Saudi officials that he uses to profit from military contracts between the US and Saudi Arabia.”

The author suggests that the “hidden puppeteers” are not simply convinced that they enjoy full control over the White House but of the entire world.

“They have created their own coalition against ISIL (Daesh), carrying out military operations on the territories of sovereign states without any form of consent, in violation of Article 51 of the UN Charter [which] clearly prohibits such a course of actions without the decision of the UN Security Council,” he acknowledges.

“And it is unlikely these “strong-willed” US officials would care to obtain the consent of Iraq or Syria to launch a new military assault on the them, assuming that the UN and its Security Council is a useless relic that can easily be ignored,” he adds.

Therefore the journalist urges the international community not to support the “new adventure” of “US military puppeteers”, who “belligerently bomb the hell out of other countries.”

He instead suggests the creation of an impartial court, which would eventually punish “those warmongers in the United States, Britain, and other submissive American allies that are responsible for armed conflicts, chaos, poverty and hunger.”


Schengen Crumbles as EU Ministers in Crisis Meeting Over Border Controls

Posted: 25 Jan 2016 05:54 AM PST

EU ministers will meet in Amsterdam to discuss steps to allow states to reintroduce national border controls for two years, possibly spelling the end for the 30-year-old Schengen Agreement allowing passport-free travel across 26 states, according to reports.

The refugee crisis has pushed Europe to “a make or break” point, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, giving rise to fresh fears that the Schengen agreement – currently cracking under the strain of migrants arriving en masse from the Middle East, Africa and beyond – could be reviewed.

The influx of refugees has greatly increased the pressure on Schengen, and when asked whether it was at risk, Lagarde replied: “Yes, I think so.”

Under the Schengen Agreement, temporary border checks may be extended for a total period of two years. For the extension to happen, EU leaders have to agree that “persistent serious deficiencies” in controls at Schengen’s external borders put its very existence in jeopardy.

“We have not yet launched this mechanism … (but) this possibility exists, it is there and the Commission is prepared to use it if need be,” a spokeswoman for the EU’s executive said of the potential extension on Friday, Reuters reported. The Commission would then have to recommend the extension and the European Council approve it by a qualified majority.

In 2015, more than one million refugees arrived in the European Union, the International Organization for Migration reported. Most of the asylum seekers came from Syria, where a civil war has claimed the lives of 250,000 people and displaced 12 million others since 2011, according to UN figures. Refugees also arrived in large numbers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Eritrea, Mali and other countries.
Border controls stepped up

So far six Schengen members (Germany, Sweden, Austria, France, Denmark and non-EU member Norway) have been forced to resort to reinstating temporary border checks in the passport-free area – measures which can stay in place until May.

In early January, Denmark stepped up controls on its border with German, while Sweden extended identity checks on all travelers. Copenhagen said it was refusing entry to people without any photo identification.

Austria has recently employed army troops to halt migrants from transiting through Germany. Macedonia, acting on a request from Slovenia, has closed its border with Greece to migrants.

On Friday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the creation of a fence along the Macedonian and Bulgarian borders with Greece to curb the influx of refugees. Last year, similar fences sprang up on Hungary’s borders with Serbia and Croatia.

“If we cannot secure the outer border [of the EU], regardless of how costly or demanding that is, we will destroy the Schengen regime by ourselves,” Orban said, speaking during a visit to Slovenia.

The UN’s special representative for migration, Peter Sutherland, tweeted earlier this month that Europe should improve its external border controls, rather than retreating from Schengen.

“Recreating borders across the EU will not answer anything, least of all, the humanitarian crisis we face,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the recent migrant influx to Europe is just a prologue to what could be in store in coming years, as the number of new arrivals could amount to 8-10 million people, Germany’s economics minister, Gerd Muller, warned earlier this month.

The European Commission has lost authority because of the refugee crisis, Muller said.

“The protection of external borders is not working. Schengen has collapsed. A fair distribution of refugees has not taken place,” Muller said in an interview to Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

According to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a total of 1.1 million refugees were registered in Germany in 2015 (428,500 of them from Syria).

Greece’s ‘temporary exclusion’ from the Schengen zone

On Monday, EU interior ministers are also set to discuss plans to seal off Greece from the Schengen travel zone.

Athens came under fire for its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced “temporary exclusion” from the Schengen zone.

“If the Athens government does not finally do more to secure the [EU’s] external borders, then one has to openly discuss Greece’s temporary exclusion from the Schengen zone,” she said in an interview with German daily Die Welt.

“It is a myth that the Greco-Turkish border cannot be controlled,” Mikl-Leitner said.

“When a Schengen signatory continuously fails to meet its obligations and only hesitatingly accepts aid then we should not rule out that possibility.

“The patience of many Europeans is coming to an end. There was a lot of talk, now we must act. It’s about protecting stability, order and security in Europe,” she added.

Schengen criticized by Euroskeptics & nationalists

Schengen has repeatedly come under fire from Euroskeptics and far-right parties such as the French National Front (FN), UK Independence Party, and Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), who claim that passport-free travel is an open door to criminals and illegal migrants.

German authorities plan to make it easier to deport foreign criminals, including asylum seekers, by lifting some of the restrictions impeding the process. The initiative came following a series of sexual assaults that took place on New Year’s Eve in a number of European countries. The largest number of assaults was recorded in Cologne, where at least 516 criminal cases, including two cases of rape, have been filed according to local police.

EU border agency Frontex reported last week that some 108,000 migrants had arrived in Greece in December – 40 times the figure from December 2014. This brought the total number of migrant arrivals in Greece in 2015 to 880,000, the agency said.

Frontex said that in 2015 there were 1.83 million illegal border crossings detected at the EU’s external borders, compared to the previous year’s record of 283,500.

At least 60 people have died in Greek waters in January alone while trying to cross from Turkey to the Greek islands in poor weather, using unseaworthy boats provided by Turkish smuggling gangs, AP reported. Despite €3 billion (US$3.25 billion) in subsidies for refugee camps and an offer of visa-free travel for Turks, an EU-Turkey deal has so far failed to curb the flow of migrants.

Marie Elisabeth Ingres, Greek mission chief for the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF), said creating a “safe point of passage” at the Greek-Turkish border should be a primary objective.

“Since the beginning of this crisis, MSF has been calling for legal and safe reception to be made available at the land border between Turkey and Greece,” she told AP.

“At present … people are effectively blocked from crossing it and have no other option but to turn to illegal means to reach the continent, risking their lives and often the lives of their families at sea.”


Swedish police told to cover-up nationality of criminals

Posted: 24 Jan 2016 02:59 PM PST

Swedish Newspaper, Svenska Dagbadet, has revealed that in the Swedish police force there is a letter circulating which instructs police not to report the race, ethnicity, and nationality of criminals.

The letter, which was written by Stockholm police press officers Wolf Gyllander and Carina Skagerlind, was published on September 15th, 2015.

Gyllander said that “We want to avoid pointing out ethnic groups as criminal” so basic information of suspected criminals will now be withheld from the public.

The letter says this cover-up policy is to be applied to “everything from lighter traffic accidents to serious crimes like muggings, beatings and murder.”

Normal Swedish people are starting to become outraged by the horrific crimes that have been committed by non-White non-Swedish immigrants.

The Sweden Democrats, the only political party which will voice this opinion, has become the most popular political party in Swedish politics to date, with an estimated 25.2% of the vote.

Why are other political parties trying to stop this opinion from being voiced?

Mona Sahlin, Party Leader of the Social Democrats, made it clear why the elite will not allow this opinion.

She said that “the White Majority is the Problem” and “the Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden, the old Sweden will not return.”

So according to the elite, the White majority must be “integrated” with millions of non-White immigrants until they go extinct.

18 Year Old Ted Cruz Aspired to Take Over the World, Become a Dictator

Posted: 24 Jan 2016 02:47 PM PST

In 1988 Ted Cruz, as a high school senior at the Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas, made a video announcing his goals in life.

Other than starring in a beach film, Cruz said he wanted to “take over the world, world domination… you know, rule everything, rich, powerful that sort of stuff.”


Space junk may cause armed conflict

Posted: 24 Jan 2016 02:22 PM PST

The earth, humans’ only ship in the cosmic ocean, is engulfed by millions of space junk, which can cause serious damage to any national satellite, a signal which might be misconstrued as an attack launched by an adversary and provoke an armed conflict.

In an article published by journal Acta Astronautica, Russian scientist Vitaly Adushkin argues that possible impacts from orbital debris, even tiny ones, particularly on military satellites may pose “special danger” and “provoke political or even armed conflict between space-faring nations,” since the owner of the damaged or destroyed satellite “can hardly quickly determine the real cause of the accident.”

Since the beginning of the Space Age some 60 years ago, over 5,000 launches towards space have left the Earth’s orbits with countless of debris. According to NASA, some 500,000 pieces of junk, the size of a marble or larger, are wandering around the planet in different orbits, which can slam into spacecraft at a speed of more than 28,000 kilometers per hour (17,500 mph).

Of this host of objects, some 23,000 are larger than a softball and there are also hundreds of millions of others that are so small they can hardly be tracked.

The danger posed by these wandering objects is greater when they are traveling in low Earth orbit (LEO), since it is home, particularly, to most military satellites. The LEO stretches from 160 kilometers (99 miles) to 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) above the surface.

In 2007, china shot down one of its old climate satellites by a missile, and created at least 3,000 more space fragments in orbit. Six years later, a Russian satellite was disabled, apparently, due to collision with some of the debris produced by the smashed Chinese satellite.

According to Adushkin, these kinds of “cascade process” are quite probable in an orbit teeming with space debris slamming into one another and creating smaller pieces.


Leave Earth Before the Ruling Class Destroys It – Stephen Hawking

Posted: 24 Jan 2016 02:03 PM PST

Humanity’s future is in peril thanks to so-called advancements in science and technology, claims Professor Stephen Hawking, who cited“nuclear war, global warming, and genetically-modified viruses” as deadly threats to our existence.

Hawking described various “things that could go wrong” to an audience of hundreds attending the first in a series of BBC Reith Lectures, which pertain to research about black holes. He asserted the necessity for colonization of other planets to ensure survival of the human species.According to the BBC, Hawking cautioned:

“Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year might be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years.

“By that time, we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.

“However, we will not establish self-sustaining colonies in space for at least the next hundred years, so we have to be very careful in this period.”

Though it would seem counterproductive for such a well-respected scientist to decry scientific progress as humanity’s most existential threat, this isn’t the first time Hawking has advised us to exercise caution, as Anti-Media hasreported several times. Last summer, the theoretical physicist was among over 1,000 artificial intelligence experts who signed an open letter about the weaponization of robots and the ongoing “military artificial intelligence arms race” among the world’s military powers.

In October of last year, Hawking warned scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) about the potential for the Higgs Boson “God Particle” to initiate “catastrophic vacuum decay” — the formation of a quantum bubble that expands at the speed of light and could decimate the entire universe. Concern over the automation of the world’s workforce coupled with capitalist greed also earned the scientist’s stern alarm.

In fact, taken collectively, Hawking’s numerous warnings are aimed directly at the careless hubris of the ruling elites and their tendency to act in favor of profit — in a variety of fields — without consideration given to long-term consequences resulting from such hastily implemented projects.

Despite the numerous cautionary scenarios Hawking has proffered, heclaims society will likely discover the means to cope.

“We are not going to stop making progress, or reverse it, so we have to recognize the dangers and control them,” he stated. “I’m an optimist, and I believe we can.

“It’s important to ensure that these changes are heading in the right directions. In a democratic society, this means that everyone needs to have a basic understanding of science to make informed decisions about the future.

“So communicate plainly what you are trying to do in science, and who knows, you might even end up understanding it yourself.”

The BBC will broadcast this first lecture with Stephen Hawking on January 26 and February 2. It will also be found online here.

Hawking’s theories, of course, haven’t escaped criticism; yet he does maintain a healthy enthusiasm, which was evidenced in this advice he offered young scientists:

“From my own perspective, it has been a glorious time to be alive and doing research in theoretical physics. There is nothing like the Eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.”


Huge snowstorm comes to end leaving at least 25 dead on US East Coast

Posted: 24 Jan 2016 01:56 PM PST

The Huge snowstorm, ‘Jonas’, which hit and paralyzed the US East Coast has moved away, leaving at least 25 people dead. A travel ban has already been lifted for New York, but not for Washington – and 700 flights are not expected to take off on Monday.

The deadly blizzard killed at least 25 people, according to officials. Most of them – 14 – died in car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. In Virginia, two more died of hypothermia. Five persons also died in Maryland.

In New York City three people also died while shoveling snow, CBS News reported, citing police.

Jonas became the second biggest snowstorm in New York since 1869 with the snow dropping at a level of 26.8 inches (68.1 centimeters) in Central Park. It was just 0.1 inches short of the record heaviest New York blizzard which occurred in February, 2006.

The all-time record was registered in Baltimore, Maryland, with 29.2 inches (about 74 centimeters) of snow, as well as in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with 28.6 inches (about 71 centimeters) of snow, according to the Weather Channel. The biggest amount of snow was registered at Glengary, West Virginia – 40 inches (101.6 centimeters).

“This is kind of a Top 10 snowstorm,” weather service winter storm expert Paul Kocin told CBC.

The US East Coast is to return back to normal life. New York has already lifted a travel ban imposed on Saturday while Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked residents to remain off the road in order not to disturb crews clearing the streets.

Airports around Washington DC are likely to remain closed on Sunday. Moreover, around 700 Monday flights have already been canceled – in addition to about 7,000 cancellations at the weekend.

The snowstorm struck the US on Friday evening causing transport chaos, heavy coastal floods in New Jersey and Delaware as well as strong winds 120 kilometers pro hour – a wind speed registered in at Dewey Beach, Delaware, and Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, AP reports citing weather services. The storm turned always busy New York and Washington DC into ghost cities with empty streets.

According to weather forecasts, snowstorm Jonas, which urged 11 US states to declare emergency, is to cross the Atlantic Ocean and to hit Great Britain on Tuesday causing heavy rains. Warnings have already been issued for most of Wales, north-west England, and south and west Scotland, Sky News reports.


The rape of the US Marine Corps: a lunatic drive for ‘fairness’ | New York Post

The rape of the US Marine Corps: a lunatic drive for ‘fairness’

By Post Editorial BoardJanuary 16, 2016 | 8:00pmModal Trigger

The rape of the US Marine Corps: a lunatic drive for ‘fairness’

Photo: Getty Images

Gen. John Kelly, USMC, is retiring after more than four decades as an active-duty Marine. His “greatest fear,” he says, is that the vast “equal opportunity” pressure for women in combat roles will lead the Pentagon to water down standards.Kelly is finishing up as head of US Southern Command after an exemplary career that included three tours in Iraq.


He’s also the highest-ranking US officer to have lost a child in the nation’s post-9/11 wars: His son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.Why is he worried?Well, Defense Secretary Ash Carter last month announced that women will soon be eligible for all combat positions. (They had been blocked from about 10 percent of those posts.)

Yes, Carter also warned that equal opportunity wouldn’t bring “equal participation by men and women in all specialties.”The reasons are obvious: On average, the two sexes simply have different physical virtues. Men will dominate when it comes to upper-body strength, which is generally vital in combat roles. And Carter has vowed not to alter the high standards for those roles.

But Kelly doubts that will last: “Whether it’s 12 months from now, four years from now … the question will be asked whether we’ve [truly] let women into these other roles.” Ideologues who don’t see the results they want will ask, “Why aren’t [women] staying in those roles?

Why aren’t they advancing as infantry people?”Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has already offered a taste of what’s ahead. He’s denied the Marine Corps’ request to continue sex-segregated boot camp and Officer Training School. Indeed, on ­Jan. 1, he gave the Corps just two weeks to come up with an integration plan.On top of that, he’s ordered the Marines to adopt politically correct titles by changing every “man” label.

That implies the Marines are about to lose every “rifleman” — when every Marine is a rifleman.It’s impossible to think of a worse insult — or a greater sign that the ideologues will win in the not-so-distant future.The Fire Department of New York has bitter experience with the same drill. The Post runs regular exposés of the efforts to bend (already lowered) FDNY standards with an eye to a “better” gender balance.Look, we admire the heck out of a woman who keeps trying even after she’s failed a key FDNY physical test six times.

But it’s shocking to see her become a firefighter without ever passing.It’s beyond troubling to think about the potential impact on public safety and firefighter safety.And it’s impossible not to share Gen. Kelly’s fears for the future of our men and women in uniform……


Source: The rape of the US Marine Corps: a lunatic drive for ‘fairness’ | New York Post



By Bradlee Dean
January 13, 2016

“With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants, I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.” -William Lloyd Garrison, Abolitionist

Here we go again. Barack Hussein Obama has issued another illegal executive order, which stands in direct violation of The United States Constitution, in another attempt to disarm the American people in the face of the obvious acts of tyranny.

Disarming Americans in the face of domestic terrorism, and telling Americans that this will help combat ISIS? Really? (Psalm 94:20)

The manipulating tyrant attempts to conjure up tears to garner sympathy from the ignorant only to assail Constitutional Laws, the same laws that protect the people from tyrants such as himself.

Remember America, Barry cannot go a day without thinking about the first graders that were allegedly shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Yet, no administration to date has advocated the murder of innocent children in the womb more than this criminal (Proverbs 6:17).

In other words America, “Do as I say, and don’t pay attention to what I do!”

Now this administration is going so far (as you let them go) to tell the country that the US needs a “sense of urgency” when it comes to new measures against gun ownership.

President William Henry Harrison said that the plea of necessity is “that eternal argument of all conspirators.”

And if that was not good enough, he even sics his dogs on law-abiding citizens when sent out Attorney General Loretta Lynch to threaten and to declare to the people, “We’re watching you.”

America, I say, “Let them watch!” It is time for the modern day tyrants to understand the Christian spirit of our forefathers, ENOUGH!


President Obama Designs For Himself “A Moment” of Tearful Gun Agony — Raw Is Just Not Law — Feels Good, Does Nothing

Obama tightens rules for gun dealers—which will do little other than allow him to duck the real questions.

At the White House announcement of new gun-control measures, Jan. 5.
At the White House announcement of new gun-control measures, Jan. 5. Photo: carlos barria/Reuters

On Tuesday President Obama announced that he would take executive action to expand the definition of a “firearms dealer.” The intent is to require more people who sell guns to first obtain a federal license—which obliges them to perform background checks on buyers. Unnoticed is that this action, taken under the banner of “common sense” gun control to make Americans safer, reverses a Clinton administration gun-control policy that also was supposed to make us safer.

Ballot Access Lawsuit Filed: Rubio and Cruz

A lawsuit was filed last month to keep constitutionally ineligible candidates, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal off the ballot in Vermont. Jindal dropped out of the race in November 2015 because nothing he said appealed to anyone, not to mention his horrific bungling as Governor of Louisiana…….
by Devvy Kidd