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FRANCE: A GUIDE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

 

This helps to understand the positions of all the candidates in the French presidential race.  This French  election has important implications for the future of France, the EU and the Muslim migrant issue.    Nancy

France: A Guide to the Presidential Elections

by Soeren Kern
  • “What poses a problem is not Islam, but certain behaviors that are said to be religious and then imposed on persons who practice that religion.” — Emmanuel Macron
  • “Those who come to France are to accept France, not to transform it to the image of their country of origin. If they want to live at home, they should have stayed at home.” — Marine Le Pen
  • “It [France] is one nation that has a right to choose who can join it and a right that foreigners accept its rules and customs. — François Fillon
  • Jean-Luc Mélenchon has called for a massive increase in public spending, a 90% tax on anyone earning more than €400,000 ($425,000) a year, and an across-the-board increase in the minimum wage by 16% to €1,326 ($1,400) net a month, based on a 35-hour work week.
  • Benoît Hamon has promised to establish a universal basic income: he wants to pay every French citizen over 18, regardless of whether or not they are employed, a government-guaranteed monthly income of €750 ($800). The annual cost to taxpayers would be €400 billion ($430 billion). By comparison, France’s 2017 defense budget is €32.7 billion ($40 billion).

Voters in France will go to the polls on April 23 to choose the country’s next president in a two-step process. The top two winners in the first round will compete in a run-off on May 7.

The election is being closely followed in France and elsewhere as an indicator of popular discontent with mainstream parties and the European Union, as well as with multiculturalism and continued mass migration from the Muslim world.

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WHY LEFT-WING MEDIA PERSONALITIES ARE NEVER THE TARGET OF ADVERTISER-BOYCOTTS

Friday, April 21st, 2017

 

We all might want to take a trip down memory lane to when Glenn Beck had an hour show on Fox News at 5 pm.  I  learned so much from Glenn about George Soros and his Open Society Foundations and Obama.   I stopped whatever I was doing at 5 pm and sat down with an extra large glass of wine  as Beck pulled back the curtain with his chalkboard  for all to see how  the One World Government powers and Socialism were   taking hold in our country.  Fox News was pressured to push Glenn Beck out too supposedly because of pressure from sponsors.  The Left wanted to shut down  Beck because the public was learning too much about what really goes on in the world of the Puppet Masters.  
For the last year or two O’Reilly has been more critical of the Left and now he has been shut down too.   Do we see a pattern here ?   The following is an excerpt from Rush Limbaugh’s commentary about what really happened to Bill O’Reilly.  To read the entire article , please click on the link.  Thanks to Lynn Ross of South Carolina for sharing.   Nancy

Ask Yourself Why Left-Wing Media Personalities Are Never the Target of Advertiser Boycotts

EXCERPT FROM RUSH’S  COMMENTARY: 

The way this works is this. The New York Times runs a story, and the story talks about how valuable O’Reilly is to Fox News and how much money O’Reilly is generating, and this irritates everybody that reads the New York Times. They don’t want to see this. They don’t want to see how successful O’Reilly is. They don’t want to see how big Fox is ’cause they hate it. They hate Fox, they hate O’Reilly, they don’t want to see any of this. And the New York Times pounds ’em with how much money O’Reilly is making, how much money he’s generating for Fox, how powerful Fox is, and they see as they read this.

And then the New York Times lowers the boom and points out that O’Reilly is a serial whatever and has paid off $13 million to other women to shut up. There has to be an outlet for the anger. Then what happens is where the real story begins. And it is not that advertisers are reading the New York Times and going, “Oh, my God, I can’t have my product there,” and they call their agency and say, “You get us out of there.” That is not how it happened. That is what they want you to think happens, but that’s not how it happens.

The advertisers are not taking the initiative here. The advertisers are themselves being inundated with what they think is tens of thousands of complaint emails and tweets from people they believe represent tens of thousands of legitimately angry citizens. When in truth it is a bunch of bots, Facebook bots and Twitter bots that may have been generated by no more than 10 people, made to look like tens of thousands. And that’s all she wrote.

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CAIR ORDERS U.S. AIR FORCE TO DITCH ‘ANTI-MUSLIM’ COUNTERTERRORISM INSTRUCTOR

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

 

CAIR Orders U.S. Air Force

to Ditch “Anti-Muslim”

Counterterrorism Instructor

MARCH 30, 2017

The Islamic terrorist front group that transformed the way U.S. law enforcement agencies conduct anti-terrorism training is ordering the Air Force to sever ties with an instructor it considers to be anti-Muslim. The question is will the Trump administration cave into its demands? Under Barack Obama, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, wielded tremendous power and managed to bully law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to alter counterterrorism training materials deemed by the group to discriminate against Muslims.

This includes getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to purge anti-terrorism training curricula of material determined to be “offensive” to Muslims. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal and obtained the FBI records. Based on troves of government documents, Judicial Watch subsequently published a special, in-depth report on the scandal. CAIR is not specifically named but the records show that an undisclosed group of “Subject Matter Experts” (SME) determined the federal training material was offensive to Muslims. CAIR also got police departments in Illinois toeliminate anti-terrorism training materials and instructors deemed anti-Muslim. As an example, CAIR asserted that an instructor for the Lombard, Illinois police force wrote an article years earlier that included disparaging comments about the Prophet Muhammad. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands.

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THE CULTURAL ROOTS OF CAMPUS RAGE

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Jonathan Haidt on the Cultural Roots of Campus Rage

An unorthodox professor explains the ‘new religion’ that drives the intolerance and violence at places like Middlebury and Berkeley.

April 2, 2017

New York

When a mob at Vermont’s Middlebury College shut down a speech by social scientist Charles Murray a few weeks ago, most of us saw it as another instance of campus illiberalism. Jonathan Haidt saw something more—a ritual carried out by adherents of what he calls a “new religion,” an auto-da-fé against a heretic for a violation of orthodoxy.

“The great majority of college students want to learn. They’re perfectly reasonable, and they’re uncomfortable with a lot of what’s going on,” Mr. Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, tells me during a recent visit to his office. “But on each campus there are some true believers who have reoriented their lives around the fight against evil.”

These believers are transforming the campus from a citadel of intellectual freedom into a holy space—where white privilege has replaced original sin, the transgressions of class and race and gender are confessed not to priests but to “the community,” victim groups are worshiped like gods, and the sinned-against are supplicated with “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.”

The fundamentalists may be few, Mr. Haidt says, but they are “very intimidating” since they wield the threat of public shame. On some campuses, “they’ve been given the heckler’s veto, and are often granted it by an administration who won’t stand up to them either.”

All this has become something of a preoccupation for the 53-year-old Mr. Haidt. A longtime liberal—he ran a gun-control group as an undergraduate at Yale—he admits he “had never encountered conservative ideas” until his mid-40s. The research into moral psychology that became his 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” exposed him to other ways of seeing the world; he now calls himself a centrist.

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VIDEO – ISLAMIC BLASPHEMY LAWS ENFORCED IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

 

VIDEO  –

Islamic Blasphemy Laws Enforced in Europe and America

When Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was in California a couple of weeks ago, she and Bosch Fawstin were interviewed by Democracy Broadcasting about the growing repression of free speech in Western Europe and North America whenever Islam is the topic under discussion:

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VIDEO – LEFT-WING ATTENDEES DISRUPT OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE AT LOUISIANA TOWNHALL

Monday, February 27th, 2017

 

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COL POWERS’ LETTER TO THE NFL

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

 

Thanks to Jim Forbes for sharing this letter with us that was written by Colonel Jeffery Powers (ret) that he wrote to the NFL Commissioner regarding athletes who disrespect America and the men who have bravely fought and those who died  for our country.    This letter was published by Colonel Allen West on his website and you will find the link and  Colonel Power’s letter below. (If you are on facebook, please post the Allen West link on your facebook page.)    I have also included the extremely impressive  bio of Colonel Powers, one of our country’s real heroes.    Nancy

 Colonel Jeffery Powers is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and commanded a 1,200-man Task Force in Saudi Arabia as part of the lead contingent of Operation Desert Shield, according to his bio at Bloomberg Business:

He was decorated for valor while serving as Operations Officer for the lead Task Force into Kuwait. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps achieving the rank of Colonel. He held command assignments in Marine reconnaissance, light armor reconnaissance, a Dutch Marine rifle company, a U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) training company, as well as an Officer in charge of Special Operations Training Group for the Marines on the west coast. He served as an Analyst for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems at Boeing. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Domestic Energy Corp. until March 2008. Mr. Powers served as an Executive Officer of Eyemakers, Inc. He has been Chairman and Director of Homeland Security Technology Inc., since October 1, 2004. Colonel Powers is a graduate of Villanova University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, an M.S. in Urban and Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval Warfare College, Newport, RI.

ALLENBWEST.COM  

www.allenbwest.com/allen/marine-owns-nfl-brutal-letter-commissioner

Marine OWNS the NFL with BRUTAL letter to commissioner

September 17, 2016

Commissioner,

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

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AMERICAN UPRISING

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

 

AMERICAN UPRISING

Everything is about to change.

by Daniel Greenfield     November 9, 2016

  

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

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

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PHOTOS – POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – DIANA WEST – ICON LECTURES

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

 

  Diana West, author of “Death of the Grownup” and “American Betrayal” was the guest speaker at ICON’s event on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Political Correctness was the subject of her talk – What It Is, Where It Comes From and Why It Matters.  Diana referred to her research for  her book, “American Betrayal”  which documented  how Communists infiltrated  our government during the Roosevelt administration of the 1940’s.  Her further research has turned up evidence that the Marxists were actually actively working in this country as early as 1905.  During the 1930’s a group of Marxist professors from the Frankfurt School in Germany came to America and  established themselves first  at Columbia University and  then methodically started to spread their Cultural Marxism ideology within our university system.  By using  “Political Correctness”,  they were able to  silence those who opposed the stealth  attack on our traditional core  values which was designed to weaken our society from within.   
Through a news article about Diana’s talk, a coalition of Far Left groups organized a protest of Diana West  and made charges of “hate speech” .  When the Far Left feels threatened by the facts, they call it “hate speech”.  The protest  ended quietly but photos of some of their protest signs are at the end of the photos from the lecture.  There is also a photo of our  friend, Lee Green, holding up her sign as a counter protest to support free speech. 
A video of Diana’s talk  will be posted on our website – www.iconlectureseries.com in the next week so you will be able to listen to  Diana’s West’s  fascinating presentation.   You will not hear this subject matter being discussed anywhere else  in the media ! 
This was our last event of 2016 but 2017 is going to be an exciting year with our first speaker being Mike Adams, PHD, speaking on March 7, 2017, on “How U.S. Campuses Incubate and Enforce Cultural Marxism by using safe spaces  and speech codes. 
ICON’S lectures for the rest of 2017 are April 25 – “Slow Death:  Assessing America’s War on Terrorism”.     May 23 – “Impact of Mass Migration into the U.S.”   Sept 12 – “The Real Story on Climate Change” and October 17  “The Growing National Threat from Iran” 
Season tickets for 2017  are now available online at www.iconlectureseries.com along with a description of our five speakers that are already booked for 2017 ! 
Hope you enjoy the following photos that were taken at the event.   Nancy     
Diana West, Guest Speaker

Diana West, Guest Speaker

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Gladys Kofalt and Jim Duncan

Gladys Kofalt and Jim Duncan

From the left:  Sandy Bazley, Ken Johnson, Karen Kolias, Ginny and Jerry Cole, Gus Kolias and Jim Kofalt

From the left: Sandy Bazley, Ken Johnson, Karen Kolias, Ginny and Jerry Cole, Gus Kolias and Jim Kofalt

Ginny and Jerry Cole

Ginny and Jerry Cole

From the left:   Nancy Clark, Jim Ball, Wendy Ball and Gladys Kofalt

From the left: Nancy Clark, Jim Ball, Wendy Ball and Gladys Kofalt

From the left:  Andrea Rock, Dr. Rosemary Stein, Hannah Stein  and PJ Gentry

From the left: Andrea Rock, Dr. Rosemary Stein, Hannah Stein
and PJ Gentry

From the left:  Mary McKinney, Caroline Bishop, Karen Macomson,  Andrea Rock and Kimberly Rosario Sanchez

From the left: Mary McKinney, Caroline Bishop, Karen Macomson,
Andrea Rock and Kimberly Rosario Sanchez

From the left:  Susan Berkowitz, Fran Mammolito and Margaret Fox

From the left: Susan Berkowitz, Fran Mammolito and Margaret Fox

From the left:  Kimberly Rosario Sanchez, Meg Gresham, Dana Postiglioni,  Andrea Rock and Nancy Clark

From the left: Kimberly Rosario Sanchez, Meg Gresham, Dana Postiglioni,
Andrea Rock and Nancy Clark

From the left:   Terry Wiegers, Bonnie O'Neill and Eduardo Sanchez

From the left: Terry Wiegers, Bonnie O’Neill and Eduardo Sanchez

From the left:  Marlene Waller and Mary Lopez Carter, Republican candidate for the North Carolina State Senate

From the left: Marlene Waller and Mary Lopez Carter, Republican candidate for the North Carolina State Senate

Dave Carter and son, Chris

Dave Carter and son, Chris

From the left:  Chris Lee, Dr. Leon Coleman and Jeff Miller

From the left: Chris Lee, Dr. Leon Coleman and Jeff Miller

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Diana West answering questions after her presentation

Diana West answering questions after her presentation

From the left:   Sean Moser and Jim Duncan

From the left: Sean Moser and Jim Duncan

From the left:  Bob Drake, Paul Olsen, Mary and Ben Proctor

From the left: Bob Drake, Paul Olsen, Mary and Ben Proctor

From the left:  Mary Lou Drake and Laura Cox

From the left: Mary Lou Drake and Laura Cox

Michaela and Paul Tomas

Michaela and Paul Tomas

From the left:  Dr. Laura Gutman and Diana West

From the left: Dr. Laura Gutman and Diana West

A fun get together after the lecture

A fun get together after the lecture

Lee Green,  a counter protest in support of Free Speech

Lee Green, a counter protest in support of Free Speech

FAR LEFT PROTESTORS

Protestors who requested that their faces not be shown

Protestors who requested that their faces not be shown

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HILLARY, THE SUPREME COURT AND THE CONSTITUTION

Friday, October 21st, 2016

 

For all you undecided voters out there, this is the number one reason to vote for Donald Trump !   Nancy 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Hillary’s New Constitution

Clinton explains how she’ll gut the First and Second Amendments.

October 21, 2016

Donald Trump is no legal scholar, but at Wednesday’s presidential debate he showed a superior grasp of the U.S. Constitution than didHillary Clinton. Amid the overwrought liberal fainting about Mr. Trump’s bluster over accepting the election result (see below), Mrs. Clinton revealed a view of the Supreme Court that is far more threatening to American liberty.

Start with her answer to moderator Chris Wallace’s question about the role of the courts. “The Supreme Court should represent all of us. That’s how I see the Court,” she said. “And the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate to the court would be in the great tradition of standing up to the powerful, standing up on our behalf of our rights as Americans.”

Where to begin with that one? The Supreme Court doesn’t—or shouldn’t—“represent” anyone. In the U.S. system that’s the job of the elected branches. The courts are appointed, not elected, so they can be nonpartisan adjudicators of competing legal claims.

Mrs. Clinton is suggesting that the Court should be a super-legislature that vindicates the will of what she calls “the American people,” which apparently excludes “the powerful.” But last we checked, the Constitution protects everyone, even the powerful. The law is supposed to protect individual rights, not an abstraction called “the people.”

The Democrat went downhill from there, promising to appoint judges who would essentially rewrite the First and Second Amendments. Asked about the 2008 Heller decision that upheld an individual right to bear arms, Mrs. Clinton claimed to support “reasonable regulation.” She said she criticized  Heller because it overturned a District of Columbia law intended merely “to protect toddlers from guns and so they wanted people with guns to safely store them.”

Toddlers had nothing to do with it. What Mrs. Clinton calls “reasonable” was an outright ban on handguns. The D.C. law allowed the city’s police chief to award some temporary licenses—but not even the police officer plaintiff in the case could persuade the District to let him register a handgun to be kept at his home.

Anyone who did lawfully possess a gun had to keep it unloaded and either disassembled or bound by a trigger lock at all times, ensuring it would be inoperable and perhaps useless for self-defense. AsAntonin Scalia wrote for the Heller majority, “Few laws in the history of our Nation have come close to the severe restriction of the District’s handgun ban.”

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