Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Run for Congress – Get a girlfriend!

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Florida Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings in under investigation for overpaying staff—in particular his longtime girlfriend, Patricia Williams. The story came to light when the Washington Free Beacon posted the facts in a news report on March 9. In response, the congressional watchdog group, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), filed the complaint March 20.

Patricia Williams currently serves as the Deputy District Director in the Representative’s Broward County, Florida office. She receives the maximum amount allowed by a congressional staffer, $168,000 per year, even though she does not have the most responsibility in the office. She makes more even than Hastings’ D.C. chief of staff, traditionally the highest paid position in a congressional office.

Read the rest at DemCorruption

Sanctuary City Mayors care more about lawbreakers than citizens!

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In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions statement today, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio is now stating that if New York loses federal funds from the Department of Justice it will be more vulnerable to terrorism. The real question is why doesn’t De Blasio obey the law and end the sanctuary citizen status???

These Democrat-Socialist mayor’s want to ignore the law and make the city less safe therefore putting Americans at risk in the name of protecting lawbreakers. Shouldn’t they be impeached for breaking Federal law?

Read the rest at: DeBlamio

Jerry Brown finds Jesus!

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Jerry who in the past has never really been an advocate for Christian principles has found Jesus…

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said it was not a “Christian thing” to build a border wall to stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States because he said they were “children of God” and, “They should be treated that way.”

Brown said, “The wall to me is ominous. It reminds me too much of the Berlin wall. When I see that 30-foot wall I worry somehow are they trying to keep me in or keep them out?

Read more at JerryFindsJesus

Los Angeles Schools need more hispanics!

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No such thing as white privilege in the LA Unified school district!

Parents are outraged over a race-based school funding formula that’s driving budget cuts at a North Hollywood middle school – due to a higher percentage of white students.

Parents at Los Angeles Unified School District’s Walter Reed Middle School received a letter from district officials last week explaining a change in the school’s Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian or Non-Anglo status means less funding for the school in 2017-18.

Read the rest at: NoMoreWhites

The unspeakable happens after Muslims kidnap Christian girl

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Marina Nash, Kidnapped, Christian
Marina Nash, Kidnapped, Christian

Marina Nash: Christian girl kidnapped by Muslims

Marina’s fate will most likely be like the others: raped and tortured — for being Christian.

This is not uncommon. Christian girls are often kidnapped in Egypt.

During the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule, kidnappings of young Christian girls skyrocketed, and occurred almost daily.

Islamists believe Christians are of slave status, and unless they pay the jizya, a tax for not being Muslim, it is believed they are fair game to any kind of abuse.

These girls are always raped and tortured and are told the torture will end if they convert to Islam. Few convert, and their tortured, mutilated dead bodies are thrown in the streets of the village, often at the door of the girl’s parents.

Those girls who do convert to Islam, are then forced to marry one of their rapists. But they continue to be beaten and brutalized by their “husband” because of the “rape”. The husband is ashamed of her because she was raped, and he treats her with disdain and further abuse.

A very small number of these girls manage to escape after being forced to marry one of the Muslims who raped and tortured her. But because they converted to Islam, they are accused by local Muslims in the village of apostasy and are sentenced to death.

If they try to go back home to their parents, their parents are mobbed by Muslim gangs and the parents are killed for harboring an apostate.

What makes these kidnappings even more disgusting is that the Muslim community covers for the kidnappers. And some times, as in this case, even the Egyptian government covers for these crimes.

In the case of Marina Nash, Muslims in the village said she “ran away with a Muslim man”.

Marina’s parents went to police and told them their daughter would never do such a thing. But the parent’s pleas to the police were ignored and they were turned away.

Since kidnapping Christian girls is common, and always ends up in rape, torture, and usually death, Christian girls are extremely aware of worrying their parents. They do not come home late from school or elsewhere without informing their parents.

Additionally, Christians in Egypt are extremely devout. They see Islam for what it is, and witness first hand the horrors and abuses of it. Christians are a very close knit community and they carefully reside within the Muslim majority.

The day after Marina’s kidnapping, the Christian community contacted the media, and went to the police again, attesting that this girl would have never run off.

What did the media do? The media declared the kidnapping was not a kidnapping, but “a love story of great beauty” — a Christian girl fell in love with a Muslim and converted to Islam.

Muslims love stories of conversions, so the story was received with approval. While the Christian community reacted in horror over the media’s coverage, the Muslim community cheered.

News of this story made it to Cairo mainstream media, who also told the story as one of “young love’.

The Christian community then went to the head of police, which in Egypt is the Minister of Interior. He responded:

“What can I do? It’s a love story.”

In cases like these, and they occur often, the girl’s body will not surface because of the media coverage. Marina will be killed and her body will be disposed of in some unknown location.

I have lived in Egypt many years now. And this identical circumstance has occurred so many times it is beyond my ability to count them. But since I hear of these kidnapping and torture at least once a week, my guess is we are talking about many hundreds of cases.

I am beyond repulsed. Not only because the act itself is so abhorrent, but because the majority of the population of Egypt refuses to acknowledge these kidnappings, rapes and murders as crimes. Because the girls are Christian.

Healthcare: Voting like Stepford Legislators

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Got your attention? I am sooooo excited that the “RyanCare” didn’t make it. It’s extremely upsetting that over the last 5 years or so the Republicans didn’t bother to have a Plan B ready to go. They kept voting to repeal Obamacare. Didn’t they have a replacement ready to go? Apparently not.

To add insult to injury, after President Trump wins and they know they know can make it happen, do they sit down and work it out in December, January, or February? NO! They try to rush it through in March! Like a bunch of little kids who just got a bag of candy that Mom and Dad didn’t know about and couldn’t wait to eat it all.

So what happened? Because they wanted to slap Obama in the face and put it through on the day he signed the ACA (the unaffordable crappy healthcare program) they were willing to give us an almost as bad unaffordable crappy healthcare act. However, unlike the garbage shoved down our throats by the Democrats, you’ll see, there is a big difference this time.

When a Party like the Dems puts a bill on the table and are in control, someone like a Speaker Nancy Pelosi whips then into submission. No matter how bad the bill, they vote like Stepford Legislators. They go along because it’s the Party thing to do. In that club, you follow the Party over the cliff for the sake of the Party and damn the Americans.

I am very proud of what a handful of Republicans did this week. They said no. Not to the Dems, but to the Republican management. It was a bad bill with all kinds of holes and issues that may or may not be fixed later. A handful of Republicans said NO! Because they were not elected to go along. They were not elected to follow the Party over the cliff. They were elected to represent and protect their constituents. They were elected to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. PERIOD. Unlike what Democrats did in passing the ACA when they all got on board or else, Republicans used their God-given spines and pushed their own bosses and Party back. Bravo!

There is no rush to do this bill in the first 100 days. The Left is shot gunning much misinformation. Because of all the chaos around this and because people’s lives and health are at stake, it’s a big deal.

My first thought is let Obamacare fail. Yup! Republicans need to come up with a well thought out bill that will work. One that will “not add one dime to the bottom line” as Mr. Oblamo said, but in this case… for real! I would have it ready to pull out of the drawer and put on the table when people and Democrats beg for a new law that actually helps rather than hurts Americans.

When the ACA was being debated many Democrats had issues with it. They had concerns. So what did they do? They passed “the bill so you could find out what was in it.” Yup. They knew it was bad and they passed it anyway. They have a habit of doing this! Like a bunch of Borg clones!

Not one Democrat said they wanted to help fix the ACA after it became law and all during the time it was being implemented. President Oblamo just kept illegally tweaking it to suit his needs and get what he (and his cronies) wanted. While this new bill was being worked on, those same Democrats, who now said there were issues with the old ACA, didn’t do anything but criticize what Republicans were trying to do. How does that help? That’s like seeing your car going towards the cliff telling the driver he’s headed for the cliff but to carry on! That’s NUTS!

I’m glad Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment got slapped. I’m glad that enough Republican legislators showed they had a spine and would not allow the American people to be saddled with an even worse Healthcare bill than they already have. And I am glad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are running the Democrat Party!

What message do Muslim prayer rooms send to American children?

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Brooklyn, Muslim street prayer
Brooklyn, Muslim street prayer via CheriBerens

Muslims are allowed to miss prayers.

They have the option to combine prayers, use optional prayer times, or do a ‘make up’ prayer for the one missed.

Therefore, there is no need for prayer rooms at schools or workplaces.

Muslim prayers are extremely flexible and do not need to be cause for special rooms or break times at work or school.

First, let’s consider three of the five daily prayers that do not occur during the ‘usual’ hours of work or school and therefore can usually be done at home (or mosque). These are:

  • The pre-dawn prayer, called fajr (example: 5:30 a.m., but depends on where you live)
  • The prayer just after sunset, called maghrib (example: 7:00 p.m., but depends on where you live)
  • The final night prayer, called isha (around 8:00-9:00 p.m., depending where you live)

What remains, and which are the ones used to force non-Muslims into creating prayer rooms in schools and the workplace, are the two afternoon prayers. These are:

  • The prayer that is to be done just after noon (dhuhr), right after the sun has reached its peak in the sky, and usually some time between 12:00-1:00 (depending on where you live).
  • The late afternoon prayer (asr), usually some time between 4:00-5:00 (depending on where you live).

Here’s the most important facts Muslims will not tell you about the afternoon prayers:

  • The afternoon prayers can be missed if they are inconvenient (say you have a work meeting, or a class, or any inconvenience of any kind).
  • The two afternoon prayers, as well as any prayer that is missed (say you overslept the dawn prayer), are allowed to be done later.

And you have options.

You can combine the missed prayer with the next scheduled prayer.

You can do both of the afternoon prayers at the same time, but choose the later time (around 5:00, but depends on where you live). For school children, this works well; the prayers can be done after school.

There are two “optional” prayers, and you can do the missed prayers as one of the “optional” prayers. The optional prayers can be used to replace any one of the five obligatory prayers.

You can do the two afternoon prayers in conjunction with another prayer at a later time (for example: you can do the dhuhr prayer with the after sunset prayer (approximately 7:00 p.m.) and the asr prayer with the final night prayer (approximately 8:00-9:00 p.m.).

Using one or more of these options can be done indefinitely, every single day.

There is no need for prayer rooms at school or work.

Moreover, one does not have to wait for the time of another prayer to ‘combine’ prayers! You can make up a missed prayer any time of the day except the “prohibited times” .

The prohibited times are:

  • When the sun is rising.
  • When the sun is at its highest point in the day.
  • When the sun is setting.

The reason for these prohibitions is that Muslim prayers must be distinguished from Zoroastrian prayers. Zoroastrians prayed during those times. Islamic doctrine states that Islam should not resemble other religions.

When Muslims are in a non-Muslim land, they are to abide by the laws of that land until they are able to proceed with implementing their own laws and their Supremacy.

Muslims are to have Supremacy over non-Muslims. In Muslim majority countries this is done via implementing Islamic Law, which gives Muslims more rights than non-Muslims. There is no equality among people according to Islam because the Quran states clearly than non-Muslim are not to have the same rights as Muslims.

Muslims are to have Supremacy over non-Muslims, and an exhibition of prayers at a non-Muslim workplace or school demonstrates this doctrine of Supremacy.

Street prayers are also a way of displaying Islamic Supremacy. By blocking traffic, whether foot traffic or automobile, Muslims are demonstrating their belief in their Supremacy.

Muslim prayer rooms at schools give non-Muslim students the belief that Islam is “special”.  Non-Muslim children take notice that Muslims receive privileges that non-Muslim children do not receive. In some schools, Muslim children are allowed to get up and leave the classroom while the others must remain. Even during exams.

What message does this send to American children? It sends a message that Islam is Superior. And this is the purpose of prayer rooms at American schools. It also encourages conversions to Islam.

See additional photo at CheriBerens

ObamaScare

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We The People, Govt Healthcare, Obamacare
We The People, Govt Healthcare, Obamacare

The Obama-scared have switched roles.

Before the 2010 Obamacare, “the scared” were the people who were satisfied with their insurance and healthcare. Now they are the ones utilizing certain components of Obamacare, especially if they’re on the side of entitlements and not paying the full costs.

President Obama and surrogates sold gullible Americans a feel-good panacea. Tragically, the gullible made up the numerical minority.

There are many resources to digest for the percentage of Americans who were satisfied with their health polices and care prior to Obamacare. With too much data to detail here, in summary, 2009 polls reported by Quinnipiac University, ABC/Washington Post and Matthew Greenwald and Associates for Employee Benefit Research found that an average of 85.5 percent of Americans were satisfied with the plans.

That vast majority was first ignored with the force-feeding of Obamacare, then they were insulted when told they didn’t make good choices in purchasing their policies; therefore the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act took care of that for them.

The Obamacare website is greatly disingenuous:

* “Obamacare’s goal is to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in U.S. healthcare spending;”

* “The Affordable Care Act expands the affordability, quality and availability of private and public health insurance through consumer protections, regulations, subsides, taxes, insurance exchanges and other reforms.”

Affordability was a reality for those who received coverage and pay little or nothing for it. For the residual people, not protected under various unilateral changes and waivers by President Obama, like unions, it’s neither affordable nor easily accessed.

President Obama criticized the “catastrophe” policies purchased by those who felt they were young enough or healthy enough not to pay the price of a low-deductible policy. Yet, with Obamacare, families are stuck with $13,000 family deductibles. Repeatedly many say, “Great, I have insurance but can’t afford to use it.”

With few exceptions, assertions of “affordability” and consumer protections in private insurance are dishonest, along with the promise of exchanges. The exchanges are in serious deficits and fleeing the market place.

With premiums doubling since 2013, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini calls ACA a “death spiral.”

Unfortunately, the true parts are the burdensome taxes, entitlement-subsidies and regulations.

The Obamacare website declares, “Help Save Obamacare” and claims 20 million newly insured under the ACA and a new uninsured low (29 million remain uninsured). It continues with a frantic plea to save Obamacare by claiming the new American Health Care Act has exclusions for preexisting conditions with “maybe” threats to Medicaid and Medicare.

The AHCA does include retaining pre-existing conditions, no caps on coverage and “children” on parents’ policies to age 26.

It’s troubling that pro-Obamacare people continue the claim 20 million people having health insurance thanks to Obamacare.

National Review, July 2016:

* In July, the Obama administration reported that exchange enrollment had plunged by 1.6 million by the end of March to 11.1 million.

* It could dip below 10 million by December if enrollees don’t pay their premiums or are unable to prove citizenship (as happened in the past);

* Enrollment among 18- to 34-year-olds accounted for just 28 percent of the 2016 total, unchanged from 2010; far below the 40 percent administration officials said was needed to keep the exchanges stable. (Obama’s outreach to younger Americans failed).

* Since Obama signed the law, the administration has made over 40 administrative changes to keep it from collapsing.

Money.CNN, December 2016, offered that the Obama administration expected 13.8 million to enroll by the end of the sign-up term. However, it is common for people to drop their policies for a variety of reasons; therefore the 2017 enrollment projection falls to 11.4 million.

Forbes January 2017:

* (We) pay for Medicaid costs twice: once as taxpayers and a second time as consumers. Medicaid reimburses hospitals and doctors 90 cents on the dollar, thus “the shortfall” falls to private policy holders at an annual cost of $1,800;

* Medicaid recipients are protected under the repeal bill as they are grandfathered in through 2019. Thereafter, the states will still receive an allowance for the program. “Medicaid reform is long overdue, and this repeal bill launches it.”

The L.A. Times said (March 16, 2017) the total enrollment is 12.2 million.

Forbes also evaluated the Congressional Budget Office’s role in the Obamacare chaos.

At the 2010 passage, the CBO projected enrollment at 21 million; after adding Medicaid expansion, the number was 22 million. For the non-expansion states, people would enroll in exchanges; however, exchanges (plans) have proven to be “much less attractive than expected.” Enrollment will be about 10 million people. The CBO’s exchange enrollment projection was off by 120 percent.

Forbes added: “CBO has not yet explained if or how it has corrected its models for these past mistakes.”

Although a CBO spokesman admitted its large error in scoring Obamacare’s costs and enrollee projections, he did not mention any plan to correct their methods.

Obamacare strangles growth for jobs and companies. A repeal and replacement would eliminate the 29/49 rule. Employees struggle with 29-hour work weeks, and companies limit themselves to 49 employees to avoid the expensive ACA mandates.

Healthcare expert Betsy McCaughey, PhD., has heartily studied both the PPACA and the AHCA. She vehemently refutes the claptrap intended to frighten people with stories of adding millions to the uninsured rolls.

McCaughey concludes the AHCA will yield a $600 billion tax cut with such things as eliminating costs to insurers for prosthetics, presently an ACA tax.

A December 2016 Forbes article identifies the “tax cuts for the rich.”

Obamacare imposed a 0.9 percent Medicare tax on annual income of $250,000 (married) and $200,000 (single). It also brought a 3.8-percent surcharge on Net Investment Income Tax – rents, interest, dividends, royalties “and passive business income” on the same set of people.

Many across the country would disagree that a $250,000 income for a couple or business is “rich.”

The ACA punishes success and growth.

The ACA woes are long-standing and obvious, and addressing them is long overdue. Both political parties need to face reality and unite for corrections. Democrats offer nothing but criticism and fright, while some recalcitrant Republicans obsess with killing the ACA immediately. Both are foolish.

Misinformation, grandstanding and untruths are rampant.

One Democratic scare tactic is that the AHCA cuts Medicare money. Deceitful.

Forbes (August 2012) and The New York Times (April 2015), both report the 2010 ACA called for $716 billion cuts in Medicare over 10 years.

The AHCA is a start. It needs to pass the House, get to the Senate, and let the mark-ups begin.

Action would be swift if the Washington “electeds” and their staff were mandated to use Obamacare.

Being heterosexual now disqualifies you from student government!

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Student government races can be ethically challenged affairs. But sometimes it’s hard to tell who is more ethically challenged.

The student judicial body at Texas A&M University disqualified the winning candidate for president, Robert McIntosh, because his finance report didn’t include the “glow sticks” that briefly appeared in a campaign video, The Battalion reports.

Read more at:  StraighPeopleNotWanted

Refugees encouraged to vote?

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The Nebraska Democratic Party is welcoming refugees with open arms, welcome baskets … and voter registration forms.

A donation drive organized by the NDP collected some 50 gift baskets for refugees. Each contained items like diapers and kitchen utensils, a welcome letter from the Nebraska Democratic Party signed by its chairwoman Jane Kleeb, and a voter registration form, according to a video posted to Facebook by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The video, posted Saturday March 18, discusses the details of the “Refugee Welcome Basket” project and was recorded at the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Spring Meeting.

 

 

Read the rest at: DemocratsBragOnPotentialVoterFraud

Trump – Last chance or I move along!

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President Trump warns Republicans one more chance then I move along. Its in his book.
If they read it they would have known. He is able to walk away from a deal. But I applaud our representatives who stuck to their guns. It was supposed to have at least lower premiums, easier to get, purchase across state lines. and not hurt the elderly…

None of that may be true.

Freedom Caucus members have criticized the bill from the GOP leadership as being far too soft on repealing Obamacare, saying that it leaves the “scaffolding” in place of former President Obama’s signature bill. President Trump has backed the bill completely, saying that it reflects his guidance from his promises on the campaign trail to the American people.

Read the rest at: SecondChance

Pastor Says Ignore Scripture for moral values!

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In the vein of the Jim Jones style of preaching a well known pastor basically says ignore scripture!

During a special Valentine’s Day episode of Super Soul Sunday on OWN, Oprah Winfrey asked her spiritual advisor Rob Bell if he thought churches were close to accepting homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Read the rest at: IgnoreScripture

Carls Jr joins 9000 other companies leaving California!

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To have heard Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, you’d think that taxes can go up to 60% or even 80%, and businesses and investors will just … pay up. But the growing number of businesses stampeding out of high tax areas suggest that they’re very wrong.

We got more evidence of that when CKE Restaurants, the corporate parent of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, announced that they are relocating to Nashville, Tennessee.

Hardee’s will move its headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri, to Nashville, Tennessee, one of America’s fastest growing states.

Oh, and did we mention that the state has no personal income tax?

Meanwhile, the Carl’s Jr. move puts more egg on the face of California

Read more on CalBuisnessExit

Tell King of Jordan: Allow Jews to pray out loud at Temple Mount!

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Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque
Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque

It is a well known published fact that Jordan has control of Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.  It is common knowledge that Jews are only allowed to pray twice a day at their site, and can’t even pray out loud the most important prayer of our faith, the Shema saying, “The Lord is our God, our God is one.”  The same restriction is, of course, not followed by Muslims.

To the “King” Abdullah of Jordan, I request that you allow the Shema to be said out loud by the Jewish people. If you do this, it can help both you and our people. We know that you are in the beginning stages of losing power, no longer controlling your army, with no influence on intelligence.

Your spy, Modar S. Momani, was caught spying here in Israel. Because he was considered a security risk to the country, he was deported by the Government. Despite posing as a media reporter, something he himself has admitted to on his Facebook page, Modar S. Momani was a senior Al-Aqsa Waqf official with a permanent office inside the mosque. 

Muslims and Jews can work together. It does happen in Israel, but you have been the monkey in the middle, more like a pawn than a “king” in this chess game. It is now known that your intelligence desk was behind the recent knife intifada and it shows your hatred for the Jewish people and Israel, especially when our children are the victims.

Along with Hamas and Fatah, we know you have some control over Palestine.  Your ousting is inevitable. I can imagine you may want to seek refuge in Israel, but with all that you have done Israel could take legal action. Your opposition in Jordon, some of whom I know personally, hates you and likes Israel. 

There is one thing you can do to get back on Israel’s good side. Allow Jewish people to say the Shema prayer out loud at the Temple Mount. I truly believe the verse stated in Genesis:

Bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you

You have caused a lot of curses on the nation of Israel and it is coming back to you tenfold. It would be behoove you to do one good thing on your way out. Allow the Jewish prayer Shema to be said out loud. If Islam is a “Religion of Peace” that believes in the same God we do, it should not be an issue. It will show to the world that we can CoExist.

ICYMI: Gorsuch shutting up Senator Feinstein [VIDEO]

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Gorsuch Hearing, Senator Diane Feinstein, CSPAN, video still
Gorsuch Hearing, Senator Diane Feinstein, CSPAN, video still

In case you missed this during the 12 hours of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing as President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice (SCOTUS), take a look. Via MentalRecession:

It’s almost as if Judge Neil Gorsuch knew this question was coming… Committee Democrats have argued Gorsuch consistently rules in favor of corporate interests over and against needy plaintiffs.

An American is ISIS top leader in charge of overseas attacks

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ISIS, Top Leader, John Georgelas, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir
ISIS, Top Leader, John Georgelas, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir

John Georgelas was born in 1983 in Texas to a proud military family. John was rebellious, experimented with drugs, and exhibited anti-social behavior. But eventually John enrolled at the College Station branch of Blinn College in central Texas. It was there that he met Muslim foreign students and became interested in Islam.

In November, 2001, John converted to Islam at a mosque at College Station that was frequented by foreign students.

John Georgelas gave himself a Muslim name, Yahya Abu Hassan. Yahya taught himself Arabic and studied the Quran. During the following ten years, Yahya became fluent in Arabic, knowledgeable in the Quran and Hadith, and became radicalized. He declared himself a jihadist and promoted jihadi ideology on the Internet. In 2006, he was arrested for ‘Supporting a Pro-Jihad Website’ and served 34 months in prison.

Yahya eventually married and started a family and in November 2011, he took his wife and children to Cairo, Egypt. Yahya and his family lived in Egypt for two years. In Cairo, Yahya earned money by translating fatwas (Islamic Laws) made by religious scholars in Qatar.

Yahya believed in the core ideology of Islam, which includes jihad and enforcing Islamic Law throughout the world. He also believed in the establishment of a Caliphate. In Cairo, he met other jihadists and conducted online seminars promoting a Caliphate.

Egypt at that time, in 2011-2012, was ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood were also promoting a Caliphate.

But in July 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood were removed from power in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood had been encouraging Muslims, both in Egypt and around the world, to go to Syria and fight for Islamic Law and for a Caliphate. Though the Muslim Brotherhood’s endeavors in Egypt had ended, as far as enforcing Islamic Law, the Syrian conflict continued, and there was hope that Islamic Law could be implemented in Syria and that a Caliphate would be established there.

Yahya took his family to Turkey in August 2013, just a few weeks after the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt. From Turkey, he and his family then crossed the border into Syria at an Aleppo border crossing. There he trained for several months with an Islamic State affiliate, then began fighting with ISIS.

During fighting, Yahya was severely injured and his injuries were severe enough to prevent him from future fighting. But ISIS leadership recognized his talents in social media and scholarly Islam. So in June 2015, Yahya became an official Islamic State spokesman. By December 2015, Yahya spoke for the Islamic State’s al-Bayan radio, the “Voice of the Islamic State”.

Yahya then became the head producer of high-tech English language propaganda for the Islamic State’s propaganda and recruitment magazines, Dabiq and Rumiyah.

In April 2016, Yahya published an article in Dabiq targeting Western Muslims. His title, “Kill the Imams of Kufr [unbelievers] in the West” included photos of cross hairs over photos of well-known Western Muslims. The images also included a blindfolded “apostate” with an executioner’s blade entering his neck. Yahya’s article told stories of what happens when Muslims do not join in jihad and he emphasized that by not joining jihad, western Muslims were Kufr and apostates and deserved having their hands and feet cut off.

In later issues of Dabiq, Yahya’s articles focused on Christians and Christianity. He wrote articles titled, “Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You”, and, “We hate you first and foremost because you are disbelievers”.

From the beginning, the Islamic State has recruited via high-tech magazines and social media campaigns focusing on a mass movement of Muslims. Via their recruitment and propaganda media, ISIS has been able to quickly mobilize and rise up at new locations when it loses territory elsewhere.

The magazines and social media campaigns have also promoted suicide bombings and other terror attacks, for example, using trucks to target large groups of civilians.

Yahya promotes jihadist ideology, using Quran and Hadith as sources and support for jihad and terror attacks, but being an American, he also taps into the American Muslim mindset, targeting their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. He knows how to successfully recruit the American Muslim.

In August 2016, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the Islamic State’s second most powerful leader, was killed in a drone strike.

On December 5, 2016, ISIS announced al-Adnani’s successor: Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir. This is the new name for Texas born, John Georgelas, aka Yahya Abu Hassan. Muhajir is the word for someone who immigrated to the Islamic State and is a foreign fighter.

Yahya, now Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, has a new name and a new job. A new job that includes “directing overseas attacks”.

See additional photo at CheriBerens

Exposed: There’s no such thing as ABSOLUTE privacy in America

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Privacy In The USA, FBI, Director James Comey, political cartoon
Privacy In The USA, FBI, Director James Comey, political cartoon

FBI Director James Comey admitted there is no absolute privacy in America. NSA records and stores everything we say on our devices. Do you feel safer? Or violated?

Cartoon by A.F. Branco at ComicallyIncorrect

Weaning dependents is always hard!

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Weaning is when a baby transitions from breast milk to other sources of nourishment. Weaning children from anything is tough. Especially so when they have been drinking breast milk for so long.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:

“AAP recommends feeding babies only breast milk for the first 6 months of life. After that, the AAP recommends that a combination of solid foods and breast milk be given until a baby is at least 1 year old.

Whenever you decide to wean, your child may have another time in mind. Some children wean themselves earlier than the mother intended and others are resistant to weaning when the mother is ready. Those who are weaned later in life tend to be more resistant. For example, a 2-year-old toddler may be more attached and less flexible about giving up breastfeeding than a 12-month-old baby.”

Sound familiar? Government programs work like this. We decide to help out a certain group or sector of the population. We start a program or short term fund. When it’s about to run out, it gets extended. Then depending on the Party in power, they feel not enough money is going into that “pet” program, so they create more block grants or another creative program that can kick in. This continues on to the point where these groups stop looking for “outside funding,” “outside grants, “and ”other sources” for their sustenance. It’s been a long time coming but it needs to stop.

Let’s start with NPR! I love the arts and music. Many young artists today got their push and passion from programs funded by NPR and other similar organizations. Many current famous Hollywood types scream the praises from the rooftops for these programs. GREAT! Then fund it! You heard me right. Fund it yourself.

The Hollywood elite could easily fund the $147+ million that the government gives them every year. The money the government gives NPR and the arts and endowment groups are used to seed programs, plays, and shows like “Sesame Street” and the play “Hamilton.” Those shows and groups have made millions off of taxpayer-funded programs. “Sesame Street” is worth over $400 million alone! The CEO of NPR gets over $650,000 a year. And the CEO of the Sesame Street brand makes almost $1 million a year. What? No outcries?

When do we get our cut? When does the public see a financial return? It’s time to wean them off the milk and have them look for their own sufficiency.

Now that there are threats of cuts coming, we have all these fake headlines. “Meals on wheels being cut,” “Many federal science programs to be cut,” “Kids in schools will lose their lunch programs,” and “Transportation and security for many government facilities will suffer.” Do Democrats really think this is working?

There are soooo many duplicate or outdated programs that are still receiving money! I have done many shows over the years on grants we give to the dumbest programs. Remember the stress test done on shrimp using a special treadmill? HELLO? And one grant that gave $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink more water.

Back in 2014 the government spent over $290 BILLION on programs that were outdated, duplicates, or out-and-out misused to funnel money to pet programs of some elected socialists.

In the 1930 a program called RUS (Rural Utilities Service) was created to help get phones and electricity out to the most rural of areas. It was COMPLETED, but it was not closed. Today it shells out over $10 million a year for green energy research. And you think it’s the only department doing green energy grants? NOPE! There are hundreds.

How about $5 million to the Asian Foundation? One web sites states they are “committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.” Congress, over the last 10 years, has directed almost $60 million dollars to this foundation. It has also encouraged the IAF (International American Foundation) to continue to promote grassroots projects in the Caribbean and in Latin America to the tune of over $20 million dollars. Our vets get nothing.

There are 90 early childhood development programs and 75 international education and cultural training programs ALL for kids in other countries.

Since December 2010, the Department of Transportation, as noted in an inspector general’s report, stated that over $2.3 billion in loans have been defaulted on and were made to companies that were NOT solvent when they were made. While they were defaulting, MORE loans were made to help them get current. And this makes sense, how?

The Obama Administration gave a special grant to inner city schools of over $7 billion dollars to help raise the graduation rates in very poor areas. The problem is, he gave it to the same people that were screwing up the system to begin with. The graduation rate didn’t move at all. Don’t we have a department of Education that’s supposed to handle this?

And that’s just a few of thousands of examples of wasted money.

Kids’ meals at schools for families in need are covered by over a dozen different departments. Let’s get it down to one and save the overhead.

Then there are the “Meals on Wheels.” No cuts have specifically been made to eliminate Meals on Wheels. There have been cuts to a few of the DUPLICATE programs that cover or encompass Meals on Wheels. The cuts eliminate the duplication and waste, not the program as a whole. Don’t let them lie to you!

The President wants to, stop paying for or managing programs that should be handled by the state and local governments. Programs that could be performed better by private firms. Programs that give money to people or groups or companies that are NOT entitled to the American Tax dollar. Outdated, unnecessary, and duplicated programs that have a staff and resource overhead we don’t need to pay for.

The Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was created in 1949 to provide easy low interest loans to farmers or people living in rural areas to work and grow their farms of companies in those areas producing American goods! Great idea for the time. But it’s now OUTDATED needs to go. They now make government-backed loans to NON-farm households in urban zip codes. AGAIN, that’s not what they were created for. And to add more insult, these people loan out more and more money every year. Last year it was $24 billion and the default rates are over double the national average. WHY? We don’t need them. There are a dozen other programs that are proved by the Feds for housing and lending.

You can’t steal any money if there is no cash flow… I guess.

Change is painful! We need to cut back this crazy spending and the duplicate, outdated, wasteful and fraud-filled departments and programs. Here’s a few more that will nauseate you.

$72 Billion in improper, UNRECOVERABLE payments to vendors and programs. $25 billion a year on a government building we maintain and don’t occupy while spending billions leasing buildings for government workers. How does THAT make any sense?

One grant of $2.6 million was given to train Chinese prostitutes to drink more water. There are no words…

A recent group of Government auditors stated that after examining MANY federal programs over the past 5 years they easily found programs costing the taxpayers over $123 BILLION with no measurable positive impact and approx. another $100 billion in duplicative or fraudulent spending.

These guys want more tax dollars and no cutting?! Yeah, right!

Another GAO report found almost 50% of purchases made on government credit cards were improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. Some of the so-called “necessary” items included: gambling, liquor, lingerie, iPods, Xboxes, jewelry, Internet dating services, and Hawaiian vacations. ONE item that really stood out was when the postal service spent over $13,500 on one dinner at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse that included over $3,000 in appetizers and booze with parting gifts of $50 bottles of wine.

GAO said we spend $100s of millions on late fees and penalties because employees don’t get the bills in on time.

Healthcare fraud costs over $60 billion a year. We don’t need more IRS agents. We need more fraud investigators.

In a fraud test last year the Department of Education sent $55,000 in grants for students to a school that didn’t exist!

What I’m saying is this! We need to clean it up. There is simply too much waste. They have been getting away with it for so long that they feel entitled. It needs to stop. You will survive!

God help America! And long live Nancy Pelosi…

Do Democrats have ANY boundries?

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It seems like they either have no boundaries when it comes to integrity or they really have a sickness. From Billy boy Clinton to Donna Brazille temporary DNC chair she now admits or remembers that she did give the questions for the debates to the Clinton campaign. but that even though she lied before its OK because she was trying to get her person elected..

Different set of ethics and integrity for the parties?

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Gov Jerry Brown at odds with Trump! Go figure!

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Governor Jerry Brown cant understand why President Trump is lukewarm on the “harebrained” bullet train and transportation needs of California. maybe its because the people of California didn’t sign up for an out of control bullet train to nowhere. AND maybe its because YOU and your lunatic friends say you didn’t need federal help or that you were going to do whatever you could not to support him.

So Mr Moonbeam… you real what you sow!

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