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VIDEO – ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THE DEMOCRATS

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

 

 

Why have the Democrats changed 180 degrees on Illegal immigration?
This is an enlightening quick overview on the changing landscape in American politics. We used to all be together on this matter of border security but the Democrats have changed their tune – why? Click below to understand the change
VIDEO   – TUCKER CARLSON
Illegal Immigration It’s About Power
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RARE EARTH MINERALS – CRITICAL TO OUR COUNTRY

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

 

Our country needs to be self-sufficient in the mining and production of rare earth minerals that are critical to high-tech applications, including military equipment.   We only have one rare earth mine in this country  and it is crucial to keep this mine in operation.  If ever there was a good reason to subsidize an industry, this is it !  China controls the needed rare earth minerals and could use them as a bargaining chip if tensions continue to escalate between our countries.    It has been said that a country is as strong as its weakest link and rare earth minerals is definitely one of our weak links !   Nancy
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
PRIZED ‘RARE EARTH’ MINERALS FEEL SCORCH OF TARIFFS
Friday, November 30, 2018

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Timothy Puko | Photographs and video by Roger Kisby for The Wall Street Journal

 

Two Trump-administration policies have put a “rare earth” minerals mine in California between a rock and a hard place.

Six months after a hedge fund controlled by 40-year-old financier James Litinsky became majority owner of the Mountain Pass mine and brought it out of bankruptcy, President Trump announced an executive order that would seem like its golden ticket: The U.S. should stop buying key minerals overseas, and instead promote domestic supplies, as a matter of national security.

Mountain Pass is the only current U.S. source of rare earths—critical to high-tech applications, including military equipment. Mr. Litinsky’s mine stood to benefit from any resulting increase in demand from the new U.S. policy, announced in December 2017.

James Litinsky, head of JHL Capital Group, which has a majority stake in MP Materials, the business running the U.S.’s only rare-earth mining facility, in Mountain Pass, Calif.
James Litinsky, head of JHL Capital Group, which has a majority stake in MP Materials, the business running the U.S.’s only rare-earth mining facility, in Mountain Pass, Calif.
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VIDEO – CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA CANDIDATES

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

SAVE CALIFORNIA  !
 PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR CALIFORNIA FRIENDS !  An excellent video by Connect the Dots describing the conservative candidates in California
VIDEO – CALIFORNIA’S  CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES TO VOTE FOR
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UC BERKELEY: ‘HARD TO DEFEND’ FREE SPEECH OF CONSERVATIVES WHO ‘INCITE’ LIBERAL STUDENTS

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ THE ARTICLE.   Sorry, but many of these websites are making it more difficult to copy and paste their articles.     Nancy

UC Berkeley: ‘Hard to defend’ free speech of conservatives who ‘incite’ liberal students

Report concludes campus ‘tolerant’ despite ‘popular narrative’ suggesting otherwise

Photo below:  Graffiti left by protesters who were against a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos is seen on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 in Berkeley Calif.  The event was cancelled due to size of crowd and several fires set.

– The Washington Times – Friday, May 4, 2018

A long-awaited report on free speech protections at the University of California, Berkeley, blames “hard to defend” conservative speakers for inciting left-wing students to violence.

A commission of Berkeley faculty, students formed in 2017 after violent and costly student protests called its commitment to free speech into question. Their monthslong study of the issue resulted in the conclusion that “ultra-conservative rhetoric” by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter only exists to “advance a facile narrative that universities are not tolerant of conservative speech.”

“Contrary to a currently popular narrative, Berkeley remains a tolerant campus,” the report says, Politico reported Thursday. “Although those speakers had every right to speak and were entitled to protection, they did not need to be on campus to exercise the right of free speech. Indeed, at least some of the 2017 events at Berkeley can now be seen to be part of a coordinated campaign to organize appearances on American campuses likely to incite a violent reaction.”

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CLIMATE ALARMISTS MAY INHERIT THE WIND

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

 

 

www.wsj.com/articles/climate-alarmists-may-inherit-the-wind-1522605526?mod=ITP_opinion_0&tesla=y THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Climate Alarmists May Inherit the Wind

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Climate Alarmists May Inherit the Wind

They likened a courtroom ‘tutorial’ to the Scopes Monkey Trial. But their side got schooled.

By Phelim McAleer   Mr. McAleer is a journalist, playwright and filmmaker. He is currently writing a play about Chevron Corp.’s legal fight over alleged pollution in Ecuador.      April 2, 2018

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Five American oil companies find themselves in a San Francisco courtroom. California v. Chevron is a civil action brought by the city attorneys of San Francisco and Oakland, who accuse the defendants of creating a “public nuisance” by contributing to climate change and of conspiring to cover it up so they could continue to profit.No trial date has been set, but on March 21 the litigants gathered for a “climate change tutorial” ordered by Judge William Alsup—a prospect that thrilled climate-change alarmists. Excited spectators gathered outside the courtroom at 6 a.m., urged on by advocates such as the website Grist, which declared “Buckle up, polluters! You’re in for it now,” and likened the proceeding to the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.

In the event, the hearing did not go well for the plainti s—and not for lack of legal talent. Steve W. Berman, who represented the cities, is a star trial lawyer who has made a career and a fortune suing corporations for large settlements, including the $200 billion-plus tobacco settlement in 1998.

“Until now, fossil fuel companies have been able to talk about climate science in political and media arenas where there is far less accountability to the truth,” Michael Burger of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University told Grist. The hearing

did mark a shift toward accountability—but perhaps not in the way activists would have liked.

Judge Alsup started quietly. He flattered the plaintif s’ first witness, Oxford physicist Myles Allen, by calling him a “genius,” but he also reprimanded Mr. Allen for using a misleading illustration to represent carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a graph ostensibly about temperature rise that did not actually show rising temperatures.

Then the pointed questions began. Gary Griggs, an oceanographer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, struggled with the judge’s simple query: “What do you think caused the last Ice Age?”

The professor talked at length about a wobble in the earth’s orbit and went on to describe a period “before there were humans on the planet,” which “we call hothouse Earth.” That was when “all the ice melted. We had fossils of palm trees and alligators in the Arctic,” Mr. Griggs told the court. He added that at one time the sea level was 20 to 30 feet higher than today.

Mr. Griggs then recounted “a period called ‘snow ballers,’ ” when scientists “think the entire Earth was frozen due to changes in things like methane released from the ocean.”

Bear in mind these accounts of two apocalyptic climate events that occurred naturally came from a witness for plaintif s looking to prove American oil companies are responsible for small changes in present-day climate.

The defendants’ lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., emphasized the little-discussed but huge uncertainties in reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the failure of worst-case climate models to pan out in reality. Or as Judge Alsup put it: “Instead of doom and gloom, it’s just gloom.”

Mr. Boutrous also noted that the city of San Francisco—in court claiming that rising sea levels imperil its future—recently issued a 20-year bond, whose prospectus asserted the city was “unable to predict whether sea level rise or other impacts of climate change or

flooding from a major storm will occur.”

Judge Alsup was particularly scathing about the conspiracy claim. The plaintif alleged that the oil companies were in possession of “smoking gun” documents that would prove their liability; Mr. Boutrous said this was simply an internal summary of the publicly available 1995 IPCC report.

The judge said he read the lawsuit’s allegations to mean “that there was a conspiratorial document within the defendants about how they knew good and well that global warming was right around the corner. And I said: ‘OK, that’s going to be a big thing. I want to see it.’ Well, it turned out it wasn’t quite that. What it was, was a slide show that somebody had gone to the IPCC and was reporting on what the IPCC had reported, and that was it. Nothing more. So they were on notice of what in IPCC said from that document, but it’s hard to say that they were secretly aware. By that point they knew. Everybody knew everything in the IPCC,” he stated.

Judge Alsup then turned to Mr. Berman: “If you want to respond, I’ll let you respond. . . . Anything you want to say?”“No,” said the counsel to the plaintif . Whereupon Judge Alsup adjourned the proceedings.

Until now, environmentalists and friendly academics have found a receptive audience in journalists and politicians who don’t understand science and are happy to defer to experts. Perhaps this is why the plainti s seemed so ill-prepared for their first court outings with tough questions from an informed and inquisitive judge.

Activists have long claimed they want their day in court so that the truth can be revealed. Given last week’s poor performance, they may be the ones who inherit the wind.

Mr. McAleer is a journalist, playwright and filmmaker. He is currently writing a play about Chevron Corp.’s legal fight over alleged pollution in Ecuador.

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VIDEO – THE CALIFORNIA DREAM TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

 

Subject: Ahhhh……the California dream…The land of milk and honey…Living in Orange county.

You are looking at the bike trail that runs along the Santa Ana River from Riverside County through Orange County to the Pacific Ocean. It is an Army Corps of Engineers project with conflicting municipal jurisdictions for code enforcement. The result is miles of homeless encampments running through affluent neighborhoods.

You have to see this video to believe it.

This is the bike path that runs from the Garden Grove freeway to Angel Stadium. Thank you Jerry Brown!!!!

 

youtu.be/hIGuSNf29U8

 

 

 

 

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DRAINING THE EDUCATIONAL SWAMP

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Drain the education swamp: College students’ tyrannical behavior must be stopped

by Tammy Bruce  Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.      December 13, 2017
In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, demonstrators clash during a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, file)

 

How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech?

There’s more than one swamp eating away at this nation. The ignorant and intolerant meltdown of students is brought to us by a “liberal” education system determined to replace teaching with propaganda and logic and reason with unmoored emotion.

One of the more recent examples comes from last week. College students in New York were thrown out of a student-run coffee shop because their “Make America Great Again” caps violated the “safe space” rules. The offending students were accused of being fascists and given three minutes to leave the premises.

 PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
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HOW MEXICO TREATS ‘UNDESIRABLE’ FOREIGNERS

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Ever wondered what the Mexican laws were regarding illegals in their country?  This article by Michelle Malkin explains the Mexican laws.

Perhaps we should treat our illegals the same as Mexico treats theirs !   Nancy

www.cnsnews.com/blog/michelle-malkin/reminder-how-mexico-tre

Reminder: How Mexico Treats ‘Undesirable’ Foreigners

American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more “humane” treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward “undesirable” foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.
Despite widely touted immigration “reforms” adopted in 2011, Mexico still puts Mexico first — as any country that is serious about protecting its sovereignty should and would.

Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country.

While you read this passage, dwell on the demagogic rhetoric of meddling Mexican consular officials and lobbyists who assail America for its (poorly enforced) detention and deportation policies:
“The President of the Republic shall have the power to expel from national territory any foreigner, according to the law and after a hearing. The law shall establish the administrative procedure for this purpose, as well as the place where the foreigner should be detained and the time for that. Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
Article 32 of Mexico’s constitution unapologetically bans non-native born residents from holding sensitive jobs and joining the country’s military. Preference is given unabashedly to Mexicans over foreigners.

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JANET NAPOLITANO SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER DACA DECISION

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

 

VIDEO – CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Napolitano sues Trump administration over DACA decision

The woman who created the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers filed a lawsuit Friday protesting the Trump administration’s move to phase out the program, saying the decision was done on President Trump’s executive “whim.”

Janet Napolitano, who created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as President Obama’s homeland security secretary, is now the president of the University of California and is leading the school system’s lawsuit demanding the program be reinstated.

She said her school system stands to lose money and the chance to educate some of its 4,000 illegal immigrant students, as well as perhaps having to let go its illegal immigrant staff.

“We really support out DACA students and part of the reason we’re filing this lawsuit it to help protect their rights,” Ms. Napolitano said.

She created the DACA program by memo in 2012, issuing guidance to immigration agencies to have them create an application process that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young adult illegal immigrants to be granted a stay of deportation, work permits, access to some taxpayer benefits and a deeper place in U.S. society.

But after a court ruled a subsequent similar amnesty known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans illegal in 2015, and facing a legal deadline imposed by the same states that defeated DAPA, the Trump administration concluded it couldn’t defend DACA.

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ANTIFA – BEHIND THE BEDLAM IN BERKELEY

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

 

Please click on the wsj.com  link below to view the  video regarding  this article.  Nancy 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Behind the Bedlam in Berkeley

Antifa activists believe in censorship and don’t rule out violence, as they showed again Sunday.

Politically charged street brawls broke out in Berkeley, California, on Sunday, with police arresting 13 charming participants on charges including assault with a deadly weapon. One Twitter video showed masked activists kicking a man curled in fetal position on the ground; the beat-down stopped only when a journalist, Al Letson, shielded the man with his body. “I was scared they were going to kill him,” Mr. Letson said.

As Charlottesville drew attention to the worst elements of the far right, Sunday’s melee revealed an increasingly violent fringe of the radical left that has received far less media coverage, much less criticism. It’s called Antifa, pronounced “An-tee-fa,” which is short for “anti-fascist.”

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Antifa members sometimes claim their movement spans the globe and dates to the 1920s and ’30s, citing the 1936 Battle of Cable Street, where protesters shut down a march by the British Union of Fascists. But in the United States and Britain, Antifa grew in the 1980s primarily out of the punk rock scene. As Nazi and white supremacist skinheads became a bigger part of this largely un-policed subculture, far-leftists met violence with violence, calling it self-defense.

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