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WHY DO WE NEED MORE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 


Why do we need more people in this country, anyway?


A fence on the U.S.-Mexico border. (Larry W. Smith/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
June 21

Michael Anton is a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College and a former national security official in the Trump administration.

As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for — what, the eighth? ninth? — time in the past two decades to jam through an amnesty that their voters have explicitly, loudly and repeatedly said they do not want, it’s worth asking a question that is rarely raised:

Does the United States — population 320 million and rising — need more people? If so, why?

To most ears, the question sounds blasphemous, which illustrates the rottenness of our immigration debate. Actually, “debate” is far too generous. One side has made sure that there is no debate. Good people want more immigration, and bad people object or raise questions. An inherently political issue has been effectively rendered religious, with the righteous on one side, sinners on the other.

The basic question remains. The pat answer over the past 20 years — “to do the jobs Americans just won’t do” — may seem to have some salience with a 3.9 percent unemployment rate. But that only further raises the question. After at least two decades of wage stagnation and even decline, now that we’ve finally reached the nirvana of full employment (and who knows how long it will last), why not take advantage of this tight labor market to raise wages across the board? Especially for the working and middle classes that got nowhere or even lost ground during the housing, finance and tech booms of recent years?

Just about everyone knows the answer: because the business community does not like tight labor markets and the concomitant necessity to raise wages. That’s bad for the bottom line. The solution? More workers! And so the Chamber of Commerce annex — a.k.a. Capitol Hill Republicans — dutifully attempt to do their donors’ bidding at the expense of their voters’ interests.

Economists in league with big business got good at torturing data to “show” that immigration benefits the economy. But as demonstrated by Harvard University’s George Borjas, one of the nation’s leading economists on the topic, immigration is a net economic benefit to immigrants and to their employers. To workers already here, not so much.

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VIDEO WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

 

Video: Why I Left Liberalism and the Democratic Party

Groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment and the acceptance of victimhood mentality.

Media Editors · Jun. 15, 2018
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VIDEO PLAYING THE BLACK CARD PRAGER U

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

 

VIDEO  – PLAYING THE BLACK  CARD     PRAGER U
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THE UNRESOLVED IRS SCANDAL

Friday, May 11th, 2018

 

The Unresolved IRS Scandal

Congress should take tax collectors out of the business of regulating political activity.

Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2013. PHOTO: PETE MAROVICH/BLOOMBERG

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE :  A group that engages in politics is not necessarily considered a “political committee” by the IRS. Such well-known political actors as the Sierra Club, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Planned Parenthood engage through their affiliates in substantial activity related to politics—including get-out-the-vote drives, legislative advocacy and even candidate ads. But because the IRS designates the affiliate groups as “social welfare” organizations, they are subject to less-stringent disclosure requirements.

The tea-party groups that sprang up in 2009 sought to engage in these types of activities, but some Democrats didn’t like it. If the IRS denied these groups status as social-welfare organizations, they would be forced to either reorganize as for-profit organizations or as political committees subject to greater regulatory burdens. That’s how the IRS was able to hassle conservative groups.

Imagine if liberal groups discovered that President Trump’s Internal Revenue Service was targeting them for heightened scrutiny or harassment. The media and Democrats would decry this assault on the First Amendment and declare the U.S. on the brink of autocracy. The scandal would dominate the midterms, and the legitimacy of the election would be called into question.

Strangely enough, the IRS did target organs of the opposition party during the last administration, but the episode has largely faded from public memory without resolution. May 10 marks the fifth anniversary of the revelation that President Obama’s IRS targeted conservative groups for more than two years prior to the 2012 presidential election.

While some of the faces at the IRS have changed, the law that enabled their misuse of power has not. Congress’s failure to address the problem leaves the U.S. democratic process vulnerable to further abuses.

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GINA HASPEL IS TOO QUALIFIED TO PASS UP

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
THE WASHINGTON POST

Gina Haspel is too qualified to pass up


Gina Haspel. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  May 8

It was one of the Clinton administration’s biggest counterterrorism successes. Just weeks after al-Qaeda terrorists trained by Iran blew up U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, Gina Haspel’s phone rang in the middle of the night. She was in her final weeks as station chief in what the CIA describes as an “exotic and tumultuous capital” in central Eurasia, and intelligence had just emerged that two senior al-Qaeda associates linked to the embassy bombings were on their way to the country where she was stationed.

Haspel swung into action, devising an operation to capture the terrorists. She worked around the clock, sleeping on the floor of her office, as agents tracked the terrorists to a local hotel, where the men were apprehended after a firefight. According to the CIA, “The successful operation not only led to the terrorists’ arrest and subsequent imprisonment, but to the seizure of computers that contained details of a terrorist plot.” For her efforts during the operation, which ultimately disrupted a terrorist cell, Haspel in 1999 received the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism .

This is as much as the CIA has revealed, but according to press accounts, several senior al-Qaeda associates were captured in Baku, Azerbaijan, just weeks after the embassy bombings. They included Ihab Saqr , a top lieutenant of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Essam Marzouk, who also worked for Zawahiri and had trained two of the embassy bombers. Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, had reportedly intercepted signals indicating that Saqr was headed to Baku to meet an Iranian intelligence operative.

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DIAMOND AND SILK CENSORED BY FACEBOOK

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

 

   Sample video of Diamond and Silk  www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvNREvITA5w     Nancy  

 

freedomoutpost.com/facebook-popular-pro-trump-duo-content-brand-determined-unsafe-community/

Facebook to Popular Pro-Trump Duo: “Your Content & Your Brand Has Been Determined Unsafe To The Community”

Ladies, you’ve been given an answer.  They aren’t going to answer further.  The only way to deal with them is in a class action lawsuit or get Congress to use anti-trust laws to bust them up.  The same should apply to Google and Twitter.

The utter hypocrisy of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg is so obvious a child could see it.  Yep, you read the headline correct.  A popular pro-Trump duo, who have over 1.2 million likes on their page and nearly 1.25 million followers were told by Facebook that their content and their brand were “determined unsafe to the community.”

OK, I’ll let you know, the duo is none other than Diamond and Silk, two black women who made headlines during the 2016 presidential election for their support of Donald Trump.  The two ladies were applauded by millions who seemed to appreciate their candor and humor in their commentary.

Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their bias censorship and discrimination against D&S brand page. Finally after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies, and giving us the run around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage. Here is the reply from Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM: “The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.” Yep, this was FB conclusion after 6 Months, 29 days, 5 hrs, 40 minutes and 43 seconds. Oh and guess what else Facebook said: “This decision is final and it is not appeal-able in any way.” (Note: This is the exact wording that FB emailed to us.)

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VA SOCIAL WORKER FIRED FOR HAVING A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT BUT NOT A GUN

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

 

THE BLAZE

Virginia social worker claims she was fired from job for simply having a concealed carry permit — but not a gun

A young Virginia woman’s story is going viral over the weekend after she claims she was fired from her job as a social worker for simply possessing a permit to carry concealed weapons.

The woman claims that at the time of her termination, she wasn’t carrying a weapon.

What happened?

Storm Durham, who was until Friday a social worker for the city of Roanoke, posted on social media that she was fired from her job for being a legal concealed carry permittee and was escorted out of her workplace by three police officers upon learning of her termination because, as she claimed, she was deemed a “safety risk.” At the time, Durham said she was not in possession of a firearm.

The 22-year-old woman later went to her Facebook page to explain the full story.

In a lengthy post, Durham explained she was fired simply for having the concealed carry permit. She said she never had a firearm or concealed weapon while at work.

“I was fired today due to having a concealed carry permit. Was my gun on me? No. Has it ever been on me during my job, or visits, or anything related to work? No. When I told them that it has never been on me during work, what did they say? ‘How do we know that.’ Search me. Do I have a criminal record? No,” she wrote.

Durham, who said she is 5’2″ and just 140 pounds, went on to question why she needed to be escorted out of her office by three police officers and why she was deemed a “serious safety concerns to the building.”

She wrote:

I have a concealed carry permit. I own guns. I hunt. I target shoot. I represent Women hunters and outdoorswomen. Does that make me a criminal? Does that make me a safety risk to others? A big enough safety risk to be escorted by three Roanoke City Police officers? So scary and threatening that I need to be treated like a criminal? To be humiliated and looked down upon for owning a gun? For legally having a gun, registering that gun, and having the appropriate documentation for that gun?

Later in her post, Durham said her employer should be “ashamed” for its actions, for firing “a innocent, clean record, white, female, college graduate who works for a living for legally having, and owning a gun.”

“That was NEVER on their property or in their building. A gun that was never used for evil, but as protection as I am a survivor or sexual assault. Protection for being that white, 22 year old, female. I am an American,” she added.

She later posted a Facebook live video describing more of what happened to her:

Was the termination legal?

According to one interview with Durham, she believes it was not. The Commonwealth of Virginia is a right-to-work and at-will work state, meaning an employer can dismiss employees without reason or notice while employees can quit without reason or notice.

However, since Durham believes her termination was in violation of her Second Amendment rights, she will likely lawyer up and fight her termination, which is what hundreds of people have urged her to do.

 

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PLEASE SUPPORT THE INTERNET BILL OF RIGHTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018

 

Please support the Internet Bill of Rights.

 

I don’t know if you are aware, but dozens of voices are being censored from the internet, only for asking the questions that MSM should be asking. Their channels are being terminated, their intellectual property/videos are being confiscated, their email lists and subscribers are being trolled, and they are being accused of hate crimes. You might ask how companies can get away with this. The answer is that private companies are not held accountable for upholding First Amendment and private property rights when you sign away all of those freedoms by signing up for accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., which are all privately owned. 

 

Please please please sign the petition to support IBOR, and ask everyone you know to do the same. We are at a critical point in history where we will either stand up for our personal liberties, or lose them all together. God bless America.

 

Sign Petition on Bill of Rights Link: petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/internet-bill-rights-2

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INTIMIDATION BY THE JOHN DOE INVESTIGATORS

Friday, January 5th, 2018

 

This is the second article that has been sent out regarding Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigation where conservatives were targeted for their support for Governor Scott Walker .  The conservatives  who were being investigated were warned not to discuss this investigation with anyone as a gag order was placed on them.  If they did, they would be facing a jail sentence.
 What happened to free speech in this country?   This could happen to any of us.     Thanks to Luonne Dumak of Wisconsin for sharing this article.  Nancy

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IS THIS JUSTICE? DEBORAH JORDAHL AND HER FAMILY LIVED THE REAL JOHN DOE

Is This Justice? Deborah Jordahl And Her Family Lived The Real John Doe

 

MacIver News Service

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON, Wis. – Deborah Jordahl and her family felt like they woke up in another country in the predawn hours of Oct. 3, 2013.

That’s when law enforcement officials, directed by the prosecutors of Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigation, showed up with warrants and raided the homes of several Wisconsin conservatives – including the one in Jordahl’s middle-class Middleton neighborhood.

. Deborah JordahlIt certainly didn’t feel like America.

“It was surreal,” Jordahl recently told MacIver News Service on the Jay Weber Show, on NewsTalk 1130 WISN in Milwaukee.

“I woke up to some sounds in the yard. It was still dark out. The door bell rang. My husband and I were met by an armed deputy sheriff who told us she had a warrant to search the house. Wouldn’t say why,” recalled Jordahl, one of scores of right-of-center activists and other conservatives swept up in the campaign finance probe.

“They would not let me wake my children by myself. They followed me into their rooms. My children, at the time, were 15 and 17, and they woke up to an armed deputy standing over their bed,” Jordahl continued.

She found out months later that her son – 17 at the time of the raid – feared that his father had died, “because why else would there be people crawling around” the house at that hour of the morning. “I couldn’t really say anything. I had to keep them moving. I was terrified,” Jordahl said.

Law enforcement corralled this family of four into their living room. For the next few hours these John Doe raiders searched every closet, every drawer, in every room of the house. Then they went through the basement, then the garage, and the Jordahls’ vehicles. They hauled out boxes of paper and all kinds of electronic equipment.

Jordahl, a successful political consultant who, alongside her partner R.J. Johnson had advised Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign, was the target named on the search warrant. But that didn’t stop deputies and John Doe agents from rooting through her husband’s, daughter’s and son’s possessions – their computers, their cellphones, hard drives, more.

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LOIS LERNER DOESN’T TRUST YOU

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

 

Lois Lerner Doesn’t Trust You

“You can’t handle the truth,” the former IRS official tells the American people.

IRS official Louis Lerner testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill, May 22, 2013. PHOTO: PETE MAROVICH/BLOOMBERG
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