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CLIMATE PROTESTS COSTS $91 BILLION IN LOST ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Climate protests cost $91 billion in lost economic activity, chamber study finds

Keep it in the Ground activists target pipelines, fracking, terminals

    by Valerie Richardson  December 19, 2018

Climate activists fighting to derail pipelines and other energy projects have blocked $91.9 billion in U.S. economic activity and hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a new report.

“Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to ‘Keep It In the Ground,’” released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute, quantified the cost of projects delayed or canceled as a result of environmental protests.

The report analyzed 15 targeted projects, including the hotly contested Keystone XL pipeline, Constitution Pipeline, and Oregon LNG terminal, as well as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 fracking ban.

In addition to $91.9 billion in lost economic activity, the protests cost nearly 730,000 job opportunities and $20 billion in tax revenue to federal, state and local governments.

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VIDEO DIANNE FEINSTEIN 1993 & 1994 – STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Friday, January 11th, 2019

 

VIDEO 1993   DIANNE FEINSTEIN ON ILLEGAL INFORMATION

2:07 / 2:25

(D) Sen. Dianne Feinstein 1993 and 1994 Stop Illegal immigration

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NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS, DEALING WITH CARTEL VIOLENCE AND DRUGS, CALL FOR CONGRESS TO FUND WALL

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

 

North Carolina Sheriffs, Dealing With Cartel Violence, Call for Congress to Fund Wall

January 1, 2019 Updated: January 2, 2019

More than 1,400 miles north of the southwest border, sheriffs are battling drug trafficking, overdoses, gang and cartel violence, and human trafficking.

“If something gets through the border, within a few days, two or three days, it’s across this country,” said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page.

Sheriffs in North Carolina are calling on Congress to approve funding for a border wall and better border security.

North Carolina has become a major hub for the transport and distribution of wholesale cocaine and other drugs throughout the northeastern corridor, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Page said he does what he can to support the sheriffs situated in counties along the southwest border.

“If we can support them, it prevents a lot of those drugs from coming in and getting into our communities here in the interior United States,” Page said.

“If we fail to secure our borders, every sheriff in America will become a border sheriff.”

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said his county has huge problems with the Sinaloa cartel and its drug trafficking operations.

Alamance is right on the intersection of two major interstates, I-40 and I-95, and nearby city Greensboro has become the drug trafficking hub for the southeastern United States, Johnson said.

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VIDEO ISLAMIC FUNDING TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

 

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Terror-Funding Case Being Prosecuted?

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THE COST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – STATE BY STATE

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

State by state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:

Alabama Kentucky North
Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
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Wyoming

 

 

 

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TRUMP CAN FUND THE WALL WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

 

Donald Trump can fund the border wall without congressional approval

by Brett M. Decker and James Renne      December 24, 2018
Brett M. Decker, an assistant professor of business at Defiance College, is the best-selling co-author of “The Conservative Case for Trump” and a former editor of The Wall Street Journal. Follow him on Twitter @BrettMDecker. James Renne, a national-security attorney, was a Trump Transition official who led the USDA Infrastructure Team and served in the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations.

The federal government has shut down because Republicans can’t agree on funding for President Donald Trump’s main campaign promise to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, and Democrats are insisting they will not vote for wall funding. This typical Washington gridlock is surmountable because Trump can build the wall on his own.

A week ago, the White House put out a call to federal agencies to look for “pots of money” in their existing budgets that could be cobbled together to pay for border wall construction. Immediately, Sen. John Thune, the Republican whip in the upper chamber, shot down the idea of shifting funds from executive departments to the border, saying, “I’m not a big fan of moving money.” Like it or not, there are sources of revenue in the executive branch that the president has authority to use without congressional approval.

The Department of Agriculture has about $200 billion in outstanding loans for rural development projects such as community buildings, bridges, roads, fire stations, police stations, water projects and barriers such as fencing and walls. These federal loans to local communities have low default rates that are attractive to private-sector investors because they represent large, reliable cash flows — the kind of investments that big money funds desperately desire.

About $50-100 billion worth currently held by USDA are very marketable and attractive commercial paper investments. The rights to collect the remainder of the debt on these loans could be sold to private parties who would pay a premium for such a steady stream of cash payments. The sales would give a profit cushion to the government and alleviate taxpayers from any future risk of nonpayment while retaining certain borrower guarantees.

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FUND THE BORDER WALL – CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
If you feel strongly that our country needs a secure border and that the border wall should be funded and built, call your senators and representatives in congress and let them know.  You will be able to locate the contact information for your individual officials on the following link.   President Trump needs our support on this critical issue.  Nancy
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“MAD MAXINE” AND WALL STREET

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Maxine, the fox guarding the hen house.   Stephen Moore gives us a  sweet bit of history regarding the  financial crisis.   Don’t you just love those Dems and their pious self righteousness !  Nancy

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/11/why-wall-street-must-get-ready-for-maxine-waters/

WASHINGTON TIMES

Why Wall Street Must Get Ready for Maxine Waters

By Stephen Moore • Stephen Moore, a columnist for The Washington Times, is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation. His new book with Arthur Laffer is “Trumponomics.”

November 11, 2018

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appears a lock to become the next chairman of the powerful Financial Services Committee. Ms. Waters is pledging to be a diligent watchdog for mom and pop investors, and recently told a crowd that when it comes to the big banks, investment houses and insurance companies, “we are going to do to them, what they did to us.” I’m not going to cry too many tears for Wall Street since they poured money behind the Democrats in these midterm elections. You get what you pay for.

But here we go again asking the fox to guard the hen house.

Back during he the financial crisis of 2008-09, which wiped out trillions of dollars of the wealth and retirement savings of middle-class families, we put the two major arsonists in charge of putting out the fire. Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Chris Dodd of Connecticut were the cosponsors of the infamous Dodd-Frank regulations. Readers will recall that good old Barney resisted every attempt to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and said he wanted to “roll the dice” on the housing market. That worked out well.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dodd took graft payments in the form of low-interest loans from Countrywide, while greasing the skids for the housing lenders in these years. Instead of going to jail or at least being discharged dishonorably from Congress, he wrote the Dodd-Frank bill to regulate the banks.

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FBI RAIDS HOME OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

 

THE DAILY CALLER

EXCLUSIVE: FBI RAIDS HOME OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION, LAWYER SAYS

 11/29/2018 | INVESTIGATIVE GROUP
Richard Pollock | Reporter
  • The FBI raided the home of a whistleblower who was in possession of documents regarding the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras.
  • The whistleblower, Dennis Nathan Cain, had turned the documents over to the Department of Justice’s inspector general and both the House and Senate Intelligence committees, according to the lawyer.
  • The FBI rummaged through Cain’s home for six hours, even after the whistleblower handed over the documents, according to Socarras.

FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.

The Justice Department’s inspector general was informed that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, a document reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation alleges.

The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One, the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges. Mueller is now the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

“The bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,” the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF, noting that he considered the FBI’s raid to be an “outrageous disregard” of whistleblower protections(RELATED: FBI Takes Aim At The Clinton Foundation)

Sixteen agents arrived at the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor, on the morning of Nov. 19 and raided his Union Bridge, Maryland, home, Socarras told TheDCNF.

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OBAMA USED TEAR GAS AND PEPPER SPRAY AT THE BORDER

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Tear gas used once a month at border under Obama

DHS data shows deployments dating back years

 – The Washington Times – Monday, November 26, 2018

The same tear gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during some years under President Obama, according to Homeland Security data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.

Use of CS rose again in 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal year 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.

Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.

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