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SOUTH KOREAN BANKS FEAR EMP STRIKE FROM NORTH KOREA

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

 

www.thesun.co.uk/news/4574187/south-korean-banks-electromagnetic-pulse-attack-from-north/    CLICK ON LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE PLUS VIDEO 

The Sun – 20170929 – SOUTH Korea fears Kim Jong-un may order a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack aimed at destroying the country’s financial infrastructure.  It is also worried North Korea may even target an EMP strike on its nuclear power stations, airlines and government ministries.

 

 

The country has been the target of successful North Korean hacking attacks in the past and there are now growing concerns the nation’s financial institutions will be the next target.  An EMP attack – either sparked by a nuclear blast or a pulse weapon  – would quickly bring the South’s financial institutions to their knees.  Now the national banks are looking into establishing data centres overseas, The Korea Herald reported.  Others are looking to build reinforced repositories designed to withstand the blast of a powerful EMP weapon.

www.thesun.co.uk/news/4574187/south-korean-banks-electromagnetic-pulse-attack-from-north/

SOUTH Korea fears Kim Jong-un may order a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack aimed at destroying the country’s financial infrastructure. It is also worried North Korea may even target a…
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J.P. MORGAN, APPLE AND THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

 

Kimberley Strassel rarely disappoints.  She is one of best journalists out there with fact filled and concise information.   Here’s another article  on the Southern Poverty Law Center which needs to be exposed for the hateful organization that it is  and the well-known corporations  that are funding it.     Nancy
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

J.P. Morgan’s Hate List

What is its gift to the Southern Poverty Law Center telling bank customers?

By Kimberley A. Strassel    August 25, 2017
Southern Poverty Law Center   in Montgomery, Alabama

Corporate America will do almost anything to stay on the safe side of public opinion—at least as it’s defined by the media. CEOs will apologize, grovel, resign, settle. They will even, as of this month, legitimize and fund an outfit that exists to smear conservatives.

The press is still obsessing over President Trump’s incompetent handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and that has suited some profiteers just fine. The notorious Southern Poverty Law Center is quietly cashing in on the tragedy, raking in millions on its spun-up reputation as a group that “fights hate.Apple CEO Tim Cook informed employees that his company is giving $1 million to SPLC and matching employee donations. J.P. Morgan Chase is pitching in $500,000, specifically to further the SPLC’s “work in tracking, exposing and fighting hate groups and other extremist organizations,” in the words of Peter Scher, the bank’s head of corporate responsibility.

What Mr. Scher is referring to is the SPLC’s “Hate Map,” its online list of 917 American “hate groups.” The SPLC alone decides who goes on the list, but its criteria are purposely vague. Since the SPLC is a far-left activist group, the map comes down to this: If the SPLC doesn’t agree with your views, it tags you as a hater.

Let’s not mince words: By funding this list, J.P. Morgan and Apple are saying they support labeling Christian organizations that oppose gay marriage as “hate groups.” That may come as a sour revelation to any bank customers who have donated to the Family Research Council (a mainstream Christian outfit on the SPLC’s list) or whose rights are protected by the Alliance Defending Freedom (which litigates for religious freedom and is also on the list).

Similarly put out may be iPhone owners who support the antiterror policies espoused by Frank Gaffney’s Washington think tank, the Center for Security Policy (on the SPLC’s list). Or any who back the proposals of the Center for Immigration Studies (on the list).

These corporations are presumably in favor of the SPLC’s practice of calling its political opponents “extremists,” which paints targets on their backs. The group’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” lists Mr. Gaffney (who worked for the Reagan administration); Maajid Nawaz (a British activist whose crimes include tweeting a cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad ); and Ayaan Hirsi Ali (a Somali refugee who speaks out against Islamic extremism).

The SPLC has tarred the respected social scientist Charles Murray, author of the well-regarded book “Losing Ground,” as a “white nationalist.” Mr. Murray has been physically assaulted on campus as a result. He happens to be married to an Asian woman and has Asian daughters, so the slur is ludicrous. But what’s a little smearing and career destruction if J.P. Morgan Chase gets some good headlines?

It isn’t only the lists. An honest outfit tracking violent groups would keep to straightforward descriptions and facts. Instead, the SPLC’s descriptions of people are brutally partisan, full of half-truths and vitriol designed to inspire fury.

We’ve seen what this kind of fury can do in Europe, with the murder of Theo Van Gogh, the controversial filmmaker, by a Dutch-Moroccan Islamic fanatic. Ms. Hirsi Ali, who had worked with Van Gogh, still travels with security—and J.P. Morgan thinks it appropriate to further target her? In 2012 a gay-marriage supporter named Floyd Corkins smashed into the Family Research Council’s headquarters and shot a security guard. He told police he was inspired by the SPLC’s “hate group” designation.

Had the companies done a bit of homework, they’d have discovered the SPLC isn’t even considered a sound charity. Karl Zinsmeister excoriated the outfit in a recent article for Philanthropy Roundtable: “Its two largest expenses are propaganda operations: creating its annual list of ‘haters’ and ‘extremists,’ and running a big effort that pushes ‘tolerance education’ through more than 400,000 public-school teachers. And the single biggest effort undertaken by the SPLC? Fundraising. On the organization’s 2015 IRS 990 form it declared $10 million of direct fundraising expenses, far more than it has ever spent on legal services.”

Apple did not return a call to its media center. J.P. Morgan Chase, in an emailed statement, said only that it has a “long history of supporting a range of organizations that are committed to addressing inequality.”

The corporate donations are nonetheless appalling, as they legitimize a group that already exercises inappropriate influence. The SPLC’s list is cited regularly by the media and congressional Democrats, ignorant or uncaring of its falsehoods. The charity tracker GuideStar for a time attached warning labels to philanthropies flagged by the SPLC.

This undermines the fight against truly hateful groups. Comparing pro bono lawyers at the Alliance Defending Freedom to hood-wearing KKK members only make the Klan seem more innocuous. Blackballing mainstream groups only silences the moderate voices the country needs to fight hate and bigotry.

Corporations have a role to play in calming today’s divisions. This is the opposite.

Write to kim@wsj.com.

 

 

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WASSERMAN SCHULTZ’S IT AIDE ARRESTED AT AIRPORT

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

 

THE DAILY CALLER

Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office

Luke Rosiak  Investigative Reporter   July 25, 2017

Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.

He attempted to leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport.

Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through, and his wife has already fled the country to Pakistan, after police confronted her at the airport and found $12,000 in cash hidden in her suitcase but did not stop her from boarding, court documents show.

“On January 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm, an international wire transfer request form was submitted [at the Congressional Federal Credit Union] at the Longworth House Office Building in the District of Columbia, in the amount of $283,000.00, to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan,” according to an affidavit obtained by TheDCNF.

Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born IT aide, had access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned as its head in July 2016.

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THE NEW DEM CIVIL WAR: RACE VS CLASS

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

 

RACE VS CLASS: THE NEW DEM CIVIL WAR

Fight white men or Wall Street?

MAY 2, 2017

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: 

The old left insists that social differences will fade away under Socialism. The intersectional left believes that without social deconstruction, Socialism will just mean white supremacy and hetero-cis power.

The old left believes that the true enemies are the billionaires and that working class white men must be enlisted to fight them. The intersectional left will take money from billionaires to fight working class white men who are the real enemy.  That is the Bernie and Obama split in a nutshell.  Obama will take money from Wall Street to fight white men. Bernie wants white men to fight Wall Street.   Both factions of the left are utterly deranged. Their ideologies are built on hatred and can only cause misery. And they are now fighting each other for control of the left, the Dems and the country.

 

The Democrats have ended their unity tour more divided than ever. Unlike Republican quarrels, their war is mostly ignored by the media. And yet it will define what the left and its plan to take over the country will look like.

When Hillary lost, she didn’t just lose the White House. She also lost the DNC. Her loyalists, already discredited for their brazen tampering to disenfranchise Sanders supporters, had to make way for Obama’s people. The Clinton legacy is over. The Dems belong to Obama now.

Or do they?

When Obama inherited the DNC from the Clintons, he also inherited their bitter enemy.

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CORDRAY ‘YOU’RE FIRED”

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was the brain child of Elizabeth Warren.   Nancy
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

You’re Fired,’ Trump Should Tell Richard Cordray

Under a dubious statute, the CFPB head can be dismissed only for cause—but there’s plenty of it.

April 13, 2017 6:56 p.m. ET

Messrs. Rivkin and Grossman practice appellate and constitutional law in Washington.

The greatest mystery in Washington involves not Russian spies or wiretaps but Richard Cordray’s continued employment as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the face of President Trump’s mandate for change, Mr. Cordray continues the Obama administration’s regulatory crusade against lenders, blocking access to the credit that supports so many small businesses and so much consumer spending.

Why would a president who made a TV show out of firing underlings now suffer a subordinate who refuses to get with the pro-growth agenda he campaigned on? If reports from the West Wing are to be believed, Mr. Trump’s unusual timidity is the result of overcautious legal and political advice.

Mr. Cordray is insulated from presidential control by a New Deal-era innovation: a statutory clause that allows the president to fire an independent agency head only “for cause,” meaning “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.” In October a three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down that restriction as an infringement of the president’s constitutional authority to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

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HILLARY SUPPORTS OPEN BORDERS AND MORE REFUGEES

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

 

Open Borders is a very controversial subject but all one has to do is look at the enormous problems that Open Borders has caused in Europe,   If a nation does not control its borders, it cannot control its sovereignty.   Nancy

Leaked Hillary Clinton Speech to Foreign Bank: ‘My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders’

by JULIA HAHN7 Oct 2016Washington D.C.
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  • The Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota has projected that, based on the minimal figures Clinton has put forth thus far, Clinton could add 10 million new immigrants to the U.S. during her first term alone – in addition to the 11 million illegal immigrants Clinton has said she plans to amnesty within her first 100 days in office.
  In closed-door remarks delivered to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton declared that her “dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”

This statement from one of Clinton’s private paid speeches was discovered in leaked emails of Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks.

One email, which provided partial transcripts of some of Clinton’s speeches, reads in part:

*Hillary Clinton Said Her Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Markets. *

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OBAMA-CLOWARD-PIVEN-SOROS-SAUL ALINSKY-ACORN

Monday, September 26th, 2016

 

www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

  
AMERICAN THINKER

 

September 28, 2008

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

 

By James Simpson  James Simpson is a former White House  staff economist  and budget analyst.  His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, Defense Watch, Soldier of Fortune and others.

 

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama’s connections to his radical mentors — Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and hisDiscover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama’s radical connections since the beginning.

Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama’s life comprise a who’s who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.

But even this doesn’t fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis

In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress – with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?

Why?

One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.

I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent – the failure is deliberate. Don’t laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.

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PHOTOS – STEPHEN MOORE – ICON LECTURE

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

 

ICON Lectures partnered with Civitas Institute to present Stephen Moore as our guest speaker on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Stephen Moore is the Chief Economist for the  Heritage Foundation , a former editor of the Wall Street Journal and is an economic adviser to the Donald Trump campaign.    His presentation was on our nation’s economy and as you scroll down through the photos from the event,  you will see a few of the slides on our economy that he spoke about.   
ICON’s next lecture on October 18, 2016,  will present as our guest speaker,  Diana West, author of “The Death of  the Grownup” and “American Betrayal” .  Diana will be speaking on Cultural Marxism and the Frankfurt School and how this ideology created “political correctness”.   
For tickets and additional information, please go to www.iconlectureseries.com
The following photos were taken at the Stephen Moore event.  Nancy
Stephen Moore, Guest Speaker

Stephen Moore, Guest Speaker

Stephen Moore with Janie Wagstaff, President ICON Lectures

Stephen Moore with Janie Wagstaff, President ICON Lectures

Stephen Moore and Linda Hester, Regent Gen. Davie Chapter, NSDAR, Durham

Stephen Moore and Linda Hester, Regent Gen. Davie Chapter, NSDAR, Durham

Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas and Nancy Clark, ICON board member

Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas and Nancy Clark, ICON board member

From the left:   Dee Park, John Rowerdink, Chairman, Moore County Republicans and Carol Wheeldon

From the left: Dee Park, John Rowerdink, Chairman, Moore County Republicans and Carol Wheeldon

Jim Wickes, Wynne Coleman and Pam Stevens, representing  the Wake County Taxpayers Association

Jim Wickes, Wynne Coleman and Pam Stevens, representing
the Wake County Taxpayers Association

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Marif and David Minshall

Marif and David Minshall

From the left:  Barbara and Ron Conner and Meg Gresham, ICON board member

From the left: Barbara and Ron Conner and Meg Gresham, ICON board member

B.J. and Barry Vogel

B.J. and Barry Vogel

From the left:  Wynne Coleman, Pam Stevens and Tony Bruno

From the left: Wynne Coleman, Pam Stevens and Tony Bruno

Don Hunter, Diane Roush and Marilyn Roush

Don Hunter, Diane Roush and Marilyn Roush

Charles Hamner and Dan Dyer

Charles Hamner and Dan Dyer

From the left:   Cheri Hardman and Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member

From the left: Cheri Hardman and Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member

Parker Morris, Lane Cobble and Noel Fritsch

Parker Morris, Lane Cobble and Noel Fritsch

From the left:  Noel Freelander, Kimberly Rosario Sanchez, ICON board member, Larry Beckler, Marlene Waller and Kathy Arab, Friend of ICON

From the left: Noel Freelander, Kimberly Rosario Sanchez, ICON board member, Larry Beckler, Marlene Waller and Kathy Arab, Friend of ICON

Old Friends !  Stephen Moore and Bonnie O'Neill

Old Friends ! Stephen Moore and Bonnie O’Neill

Stephen Moore and Bonnie and Seamus O'Neill

Stephen Moore and Bonnie and Seamus O’Neill

From the left:  Bonnie O'Neill, Gladys Kofalt, Rachel Orstad and Nancy Clark

From the left: Bonnie O’Neill, Gladys Kofalt, Rachel Orstad and Nancy Clark

From the left:  Mary McKinney and Karen Macomson

From the left: Mary McKinney and Karen Macomson

From the left:  Susan Amalong and Grete Yanke

From the left: Susan Amalong and Grete Yanke

From the left:  Dwight and Susan Thomas and Nancy and Bob Erdmann

From the left: Dwight and Susan Thomas and Nancy and Bob Erdmann

Stephen Moore and Phil Wolf

Stephen Moore and Phil Wolf

From the left:  Pamela Ransohoff and Cheri Hardman

From the left: Pamela Ransohoff and Cheri Hardman

P.J. and Ray Gentry

P.J. and Ray Gentry

From the left:   Jim and Wendy Ball, Jim Kofalt, Steve and Ruth Bishop and Gladys Kofalt

From the left: Jim and Wendy Ball, Jim Kofalt, Steve and Ruth Bishop and Gladys Kofalt

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From the left:  Terry Wiegers, Friend of ICON and Jane Hogan, ICON Advisory Board

From the left: Terry Wiegers, Friend of ICON and Jane Hogan, ICON Advisory Board

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From the left:  Nancy Clark,  and Bob  and Mary Lou Drake

From the left: Nancy Clark, and Bob and Mary Lou Drake

Ed Sanchez, Justin Sanchez and Andrea Rock, ICON board member

Ed Sanchez, Justin Sanchez and Andrea Rock, ICON board member

From the left:  Marlene Waller, Matt Arnold and Mary Lopez Carter

From the left: Marlene Waller, Matt Arnold and Mary Lopez Carter

From the left:  Kimberly Rosario Sanchez and Andrea Rock, ICON board members

From the left: Kimberly Rosario Sanchez and Andrea Rock, ICON board members

From the left:  Carollyn Carlo, Germaine Parre and Joy Hollar

From the left: Carollyn Carlo, Germaine Parre and Joy Hollar

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OBAMA’S CASH-FOR-JIHAD PROGRAM

Monday, September 19th, 2016

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
OBAMA’S CASH-FOR-JIHAD PROGRAM
by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY 
 Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior policy fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National Review
September 17, 2016 
Let’s give Iran, a certified state sponsor of terrorism, billions in cash. What could go wrong? The Obama State Department is convinced that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his regime’s cronies are financing terrorism. How come? Well, because they conduct business in cash.
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THREE PLANELOADS OF CASH ARE SENT TO IRAN

Friday, September 16th, 2016

 

Family Security Matters

More U.S. Ransom Payments to Iran Revealed

by FRED FLEITZ September 13, 2016

The Obama administration finally admitted that, in addition to the $400 million in foreign currency secretly flown to Iran on January 17, 2016, it also sent Iran two more planeloads of $1.3 billion in cash over the following 19 days.

Since these payments coincided with the release of four Americans illegally held by Iran, they have been widely condemned as ransom. The Obama administration disputes this and claims that the payments were to settle a U.S. debt to Iran incurred during the rule of the Shah. However, after initially insisting there was no link between the $400 million payment and the release of the Americans, the administration said on August 18 that it delayed this payment as leverage to ensure that Iran would release the U.S. prisoners.

The additional payments were an open secret in Washington ever since an August 22 New York Sun article by Claudia Rosett revealed 13 transfers of $99,999,999.99 from the Treasury Department to the State Department’s “Judgment Fund” (a fund used to resolve foreign claims) on January 19, 2016, to pay an undisclosed foreign claim. Rosett wrote that the State Department acknowledged in letters to Congress in March that the United States paid $1.3 billion out of the Judgment Fund to Iran as interest on the $400 million payment but did not explain how this money was paid.

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