President Donald Trump responded angrily to Sen. Lindsey Graham after the South Carolina Senator criticized his response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia
Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist who previously served as the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, is standing up to defend history alongside President Donald J. Trump.
As the Institutional Left in America targets monuments of historical significance nationwide, Trump and Bannon have emerged as a dynamic duo protecting history from out-of-whack leftist rage.
“President Trump, by asking, ‘Where does this all end,’ connects with the American people about their history, culture and society,” Bannon told the New York Times on Wednesday evening. “The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it’s all racist. Just give me more. Tear down more statues. Say the revolution is coming. I can’t get enough of it.”
Leftists nationwide are rushing against monuments, trying to tear them down while also defacing them across the country.
At his press conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday in New York City in response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, mayhem over the weekend, President Trump stood up for defending history from leftists.
“Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of Robert E. Lee,” Trump said, adding:
So … Excuse me. And you take a look at some of the groups and you see and you’d know it if you were honest reporters — which in many cases you’re not. But many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. So, this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop? But they were there to protest- excuse me. you take a look the night before, they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of the Robert E. Lee. Infrastructure question. Go ahead.
When asked in a follow-up whether he supports leaving up Robert E. Lee statues, Trump said it was up to local governments. “I would say that’s up to a local town, community, or the federal government depending on where it is located,” Trump said.
All of this also comes as Bannon did an interview with the leftist American Prospect in which he laid out various policy matters including the administration’s plans to win an “economic war” with China, and he hammered the “ethno-nationalism” on display in Charlottesville–something distinctly different from the economic nationalism that Bannon and Trump support
Steady hand in an unsteady time
Why the nomination of Christopher Wray as the next FBI director makes sense
Hillary Clinton has been spotted boarding a plane and flying to Canada, just one day after a federal judge ordered the reopening of the email investigation.
Hillary and Bill will pay a visit to the country, alongside daughter Chelsea and two grandchildren, residing at an estate in Quebec, known as Manoir Hovey.
Donald Trump has publicly spoken out about the dangers of vaccinations, and has said he believes that vaccines cause autism.
Acknowledging that the subject matter is controversial, Trump said “I couldn’t care less. I’ve seen people where they have a perfectly healthy child, and they go for the vaccinations and a month later the child is no longer healthy.”
“I’ve gotten to be pretty familiar with the subject,” Trump went on to say.
“You know, I have a theory — and it’s a theory that some people believe in — and that’s the vaccinations. We never had anything like this. This is now an epidemic.
It’s way, way up over the past 10 years. It’s way up over the past two years.
And, you know, when you take a little baby that weighs like 12 pounds into a doctor’s office and they pump them with many, many simultaneous vaccinations — I’m all for vaccinations, but I think when you add all of these vaccinations together and then two months later the baby is so different then lots of different things have happened. I really — I’ve known cases.”
The mainstream media have remained silent on recent revelations that Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chair, John Podesta, received $35 million from Russia.
During a Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo, Podesta revealed that he took $35 million from the Russian government via a sham company while Clinton served as secretary of state.
NY Post reports:
On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta’s appointment to its board. Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin, pumped $35 million into Joule. Serving alongside Podesta on Joule’s board were senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and oligarch Ruben Vardanyan, who has been appointed by Putin to a Russian economic modernization council.
The current issue of Newsweek (yes, it’s still in business!) has a picture of President Trump sitting in a recliner, with snacks and an iPad in his lap, pointing his TV remote at the viewer, blazoned with the headline, “Lazy Boy.”
Liberals only wish.
Last week, the president joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to announce legislation that would make seminal changes to our immigration laws for the first time in nearly half a century, profoundly affecting the entire country.
Latest Attempt To Win The Afghan War: Replace The Soldiers With Mercenaries
One of the most controversial aspects of the Iraq war was the heavy use of defense contractors, who were in many cases paid vast sums of money to do jobs that you’d think an ordinary soldier could do. When it was all said and done, defense contractors had reaped $138 billion dollars by providing security, logistics, and construction services. Among the most notorious of these contractors was Blackwater, whose employees gained a reputation for reckless behavior that caused many unnecessary deaths.
Fast forward to today, and now Blackwater’s founder, former Navy Seal Erik Prince, is pushing for a plan to win the war in Afghanistan by replacing the soldiers with defense contractors. Prince first suggested the plan last May in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, where he described this idea in colonial terms. The private military units would be based on units that were deployed by the British East India Company, and would be lead by a single person who he referred to as an “American Viceroy,” that would report directly to the president.
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Praises Embattled National Security Adviser in NYTimes
President Trump defied his base Friday and defended under-fire national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster from accusations that he is anti-Israel and opposed to the president’s agenda — as calls for his firing among conservatives heat up.
A new report reveals that President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has grown “increasingly volatile” in the White House but that John Kelly, his chief of staff, has assured him his job is safe.
Justin Bieber told hundreds of people at a Bible study class in Los Angeles that he has “woken up” to the “evils of the music industry” and he needs to take a break from the industry because it is “controlled by the absolute worst kind of people – pedophiles.”
(Natural News) The following bombshell story appears on GM Watch and was published on August 2, 2017. It appears on the same day that the New York Times published another bombshell story revealing Forbes.com to be a propaganda rag for Monsanto. What’s abundantly clear in all this is how Monsanto’s web of criminality, lies and deceit is rapidly unraveling, and the evil corporation is facing billions of dollars in damages from multiple lawsuits across the country.
Former Obama White House National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes is emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation, according to a letter obtained by Circa.
The letter sent from the House intelligence committee to the National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday requests the number of unmaskings made by Rhodes between Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017, congressional sources told Circa.
Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on the heels of the announcement of the removal of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, former Reagan White House communications director Pat Buchanan praised the move, which reportedly happened at the request of new White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Buchanan called it “dramatic and impressive and correct.”
“What happened was the general came in, Gen. Kelly, and he basically was repulsed by what Scaramucci said and how he said it and what he said about his colleagues,” Buchanan said. “This is not the kind of operation or individual that the general wants in his operation. And he exercised immediate and swift and decisive command and got rid of an individual. And it sends a message, I think, out to the country that you have a man in charge who is the chief of staff, who does decide on people who are even those close to the president of the United States. I think it’s an extremely healthy sign of the potential of the general. The general’s job is obviously going to be a very, very tough one, bringing that staff under control and frankly moving to bring order, discipline and a chain of command to the White House, but his first step was dramatic and impressive and correct.”
Buchanan went on to add Kelly would bring a Marine Corps ethic to the West Wing, which he said was something it “clearly needs.”
“I think the potential is clearly there because of who the general is,” he added. “Four decades in the Marine Corps, I think he’s going to bring a touch of Parris Island to the West Wing, and this I think the West Wing clearly needs. But your problem is basically — look, the American people elected the president, and his style of management is — of course, he calls Ivanka and Jared into the Oval Office, and they have Oval Office privileges when they want. But the other staff members — what the general’s got to do in my judgment is this. Look, the president’s going to call people in on his own, but once you come out of there, you come down to my office and tell me what you’ve been instructed to do, and we decide on what we’re going to say in the morning staff meetings that I will chair. And so I think you get order and discipline there, and you can get everybody working off the same people, I think. But I think that’s what — and look, nobody is going to tell General Kelly how to organize a staff, for heaven sakes.”
House intel chair says Obama political operatives sought unmasking of HUNDREDS of Americans, especially those tied to Trump campaign
Sunday, July 30, 2017 by JD Heyes
The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has accused political operatives in the previous administration of unmasking hundreds of American citizens for no good reason other than, he believes, for political purposes.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates that most of the requests for unmasking were not made by career intelligence officials but rather political operatives working on behalf of former President Barack Obama. What’s more, he said, many of the requests dealt primarily with members of the Trump campaign.
“We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in his letter, as reported by The Hill.
Not surprisingly, the letter was leaked to the publication.
The news site noted further:
In March, Nunes disclosed that he had seen data suggesting Trump campaign and transition officials were having their names unmasked by departing officials in the Obama White House.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice and CIA Director John Brennan have acknowledged making such requests though they insisted the requests were for legitimate work reasons.
What’s really maddening is that in March, Nunes succumbed to Democratic and Left-wing media pressure to recuse himself from his own committee’s investigation of alleged Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election after reviewing intelligence on White House grounds that the Obama regime had been unmasking several Trump campaign officials. Democrats accused him of working on behalf of the White House, which wasn’t true but wouldn’t have been criminal or unethical if it had been true; after all, it wasn’t as if any other Republican committee chairman or leaders were coming to President Donald J. Trump’s assistance. (Related: Senate Judiciary Committee honing in on Obama ‘unmasking’ operatives.)
In his letter to Coates, Nunes outlined a number of concerns and observations, stating that the total number of unmasking requests of American citizens by Obama political operatives numbered in the hundreds, and most fell within Obama’s final year in office.
The Hill did not report whether any members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign were requested to be unmasked, and it’s not clear if Nunes mentioned to Coates where he’d seen any evidence of Clinton campaign members being unmasked or requested to be unmasked. But given the heavy focus on Team Trump unmasking, it’s a safe bet that The Hill would have reported it if Clinton’s team had similarly been compromised.
Nunes also noted that the Obama officials — unlike seasoned intelligence professionals — “made remarkably few individualized justifications for access” to the names. “Obama-era officials sought the identities of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports,” he added.
“The committee has learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration,” Nunes said in his letter. “Of those requests, only one offered a justification that was not boilerplate.”
Sources told The Hill that the official Nunes was referencing was former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.
In May, Circa News reported that the Russian and unmasking inquiries in Congress had expanded to include Power:
The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday in its wide-ranging probe of Russian election influence and intelligence gathering, and for the first time demanded to know whether President Obama’s former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power sought to unmask spy information on Americans.
Why would Power need to have the names of Americans unmasked? As a U.N. ambassador, she’s a diplomatic functionary, not a national security figure.
Circa News reported further that the names of more than 3,100 Americans were unmasked in 2015 and 2016, during the presidential election cycle, according to data that has been released by the government.
During her Saturday opening statement on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro responded to Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) accusing President Donald Trump of “militarizing” the White House by appointing General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff. After ripping
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Memo from WE THE PEOPLE to Congress: Get rid of Obamacare and pass tax reform or lose your seats in 2018
Memo to Republicans in Congress
Emily Jane Fox writes in Vanity Fair that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has assembled a “dream team” of “lawyers, P.R. people, and advisers” to “disseminate his message or wield power from behind the scenes.”
From Vanity Fair:
On Monday afternoon, shortly after he delivered a closed-door testimony to Congress regarding his interactions with Russian officials, Jared Kushner huddled in a governmental office with a select group of advisers, including newly appointed communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who once likened the scion to Alexander Hamilton. Kushner may be President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, but he also commands a sprawling empire of his own. Not only does Kushner oversee the Office of American Innovation, a veritable government-within-the government that helps him manage his seemingly limitless portfolio, which extends from negotiating peace in the Middle East to resolving the country’s opioid crisis, but he is also a pillar in the so-called globalist wing of the White House. This large infrastructure has generally facilitated Kushner’s ability to disseminate his message or wield power from behind the scenes. But on this Monday, the Kushner deep state was getting ready to put the boss out there, front and center, to create their own narrative on a day in which a negative one could easily have been written for them.
Poor Delusional Democrats: Trump Rolls With The Punches
Poor delusional Democrats. They’ve convinced themselves that the Trump presidency is “collapsing.”
The White House communications director has just resigned. Obamacare may not be repealed after all. Trump’s early approval ratings are hovering near 40%, the lowest in history. The Independent Counsel investigating Trump is bound to find he acted illegally.
It’s only a matter of time before he’s impeached, Democrats say.
It’s becoming a familiar litany. We heard the same anti-Trump message throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. How Trump’s candidacy was bound to “self-destruct.”
It never happened. And it won’t happen to Trump’s fledgling administration, either. It’s the politics of distraction. Keep your eyes focused on the fundamentals. That’s what determines the success of campaigns – and of presidencies.
First, consider the state of the economy. Under Trump it is taking off, by virtually every measure.
Job growth has reached between 500,000 and 600,000 during the first six months of his term. In coal, Trump has fulfilled a promise to open a new mine, the first in decades. Overall, some 50,000 new jobs have been added in this sector alone. And the troubled steel industry is also starting to rebound.
Meanwhile, the stock market has boomed at a rate not seen since the early months of the administration of George H.W. Bush (1989). While Democrats have tried to pooh-pooh these gains, more neutral analysts have suggested that Trump’s election, specially his promise to slash government regulations and sharply reduce the business taxes, has brought renewed optimism:
“No one ever knows why the stock market does what it does,” Alan Blinder, an economics professor at Princeton University, recently told Fortune magazine. “But it’s not an unreasonable supposition that the election of Donald Trump had something to do with it. Maybe a lot to do with it.”
A second key indicator is voter loyalty. To the chagrin of the Democrats, blue collar voters in key battleground states like Michigan and Pennsylvania that voted for Obama but swung to Trump last November are holding strong. Trump has duplicated Reagan’s feat of converting these voters to the GOP based on the strength of his leadership and his positions on key issues like trade and immigration.
The message of “Make America Great Again” continues to resonate with workers left behind by the Democrats’ avid embrace of globalism and their celebration of an “identity” politics that only applies to non-White constituencies and upwardly mobile women.
As jobs increase, Trump’s populism, even among die-hard trade unionists, is continuing to take hold.
Third, if you talk to the Democrats they’ll insist that Trump is getting nowhere with his policy agenda. By nowhere, they really just mean Obamacare. Actually, Trump managed to get the House to vote for repeal, which sent the Democrats into a panic. It’s still not clear what the Senate will do but the terms of debate have shifted.
Health care premiums are skyrocketing as the GOP predicted and even Democrats admit that Obamacare cannot survive in its current form.
Meanwhile: Look at a slew of other issues, from getting Neil Gorsuch named to the Supreme Court, to cracking down on immigration, to rolling back nearly 200 burdensome federal regulations, to repealing the border tax — and the Trump agenda is steamrolling ahead.
Even Trump’s much-criticized travel ban enjoys strong support from American voters, polls show. But don’t expect liberals, who depict Trump as a xenophobe. to admit that.
No president since Harry Truman has had so many pieces of legislation passed — 27 total –so early in his administration. With tax reform and an infrastructure spending bill looming, the Democrats are desperate to stop the Trump train before it leaves them in the dust.
By any reasonable political standard, the Democrats are reeling. The party has lost four straight bellwether elections, including most recently a critical election in Georgia. No party has ever spent that much money on a single congressional election, and despite the usual promises of victory from Nancy Pelosi, the GOP handed Democrats a resounding defeat.
“Our brand is worse than Trump,” admits Rep. Tim Ryan, who is leading an internal party campaign to force Pelosi’s ouster – thus far, to no avail.
There may be good reasons Trump’s favorability numbers seem fairly low. The mainstream media has treated US voters to an unprecedented, non-stop onslaught against a newly elected president – a continuation of their openly biased news coverage during the 2016 campaign.
But remember: Trump’s favorability numbers are still higher than those recorded by Bill Clinton during his first term. And Trump’s numbers were just as low prior to the 2016 election – and it hardly mattered. Americans voted for Trump based on his expected performance, not his personality. And that performance is coming to pass.
Finally, Republican support for Trump is holding steady. While Democrats like to exaggerate difference within the GOP, while minimizing their own, the polls don’t lie. Nearly 90% of Republicans support Trump, many without qualification.
So ignore the Democrats and the mainstream media’s fog machine. While they’re still whining about “Russia-Gate,” and sponsoring a McCarthy-style witch hunt, the Donald is putting on a show.
Democrats can join this show — or not. Either way, the show must go on.
Trump: ‘It’s Very Sad That Republicans’ Do Little To Protect Me
President Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans in a tweet Sunday that claimed many in the party aren’t doing enough to “protect their president.”
“It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump tweeted. The tweet came as Republicans are struggling to pass health care reform and as Congressional committees led by Republicans investigate whether Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
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California citizens criminalized for refusing vaccines while actual violent criminals will be granted legal immunity under new “Sanctuary” push
Sunday, July 16, 2017 by: Amy Goodrich
Tags: California, Collapsifornia, criminals, government tyranny, Illegal aliens, medical freedom, Medical Tyranny, Sanctuary State Bill, SB54, vaccine mandate, vaccines
While California is criminalizing parents for refusing to vaccinate their children with toxic substances, it is also planning to release real criminals on the streets under the so-called “Sanctuary State Bill” or Senate Bill 54 (SB 54), the Zero Hedge reported.
Earlier this month, legislators in Sacramento pushed SB 54 one step closer to reality after it had been cleared by the State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. According to Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, SB 54 intends to prevent the police in California from helping the “Trump Deportation Machine,” reported RT.
De Leon was the one to introduce the bill to protect undocumented immigrants in California by limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. As a result, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will no longer be able to access state databases or go into jails to deport prisoners.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he was calling for a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, even without an immediate replacement after the latest effort at passing health care…
CIA whistleblower breaks silence on climate engineering, vaccine damage
Kevin Shipp, a highly decorated and top ranked ex-CIA counter intelligence officer told the Canada Free Press that his experience working for the federal government agency was akin to being “in the belly of the beast.” But, it didn’t start out that way. Shipp joined the agency because he wanted to defend his nation and pledged to “uphold the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” He wasn’t expecting the CIA to be the enemy. It started in the mid 1990s, when Shipp discovered evidence of a “vulnerability” in CIA operations that put many undercover agents at serious risk. When he delivered his evidence to top CIA channels, it disappeared, twice. On his third attempt, he “hand carried the report to the highest levels of the CIA.”
The breach wasn’t fixed. So Shipp went to the Department of State Inspector General, who accepted the findings. But the CIA merely received a slap on the wrist. After these events, Kevin Shipp and his family felt the wrath of the mammoth agency. They were moved to another location and, as he details in his book, From the Company of Shadows, the toxic living quarters his family was assigned to nearly killed them. Shipp courageously fought back, and at great personal cost, became a whistleblower. Today he is sounding alarms about geoengineering programs, vaccines and the autism link, the 9/11 false flag terror event and how our food supply is poisoned with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Shipp’s experience in the “belly of the beast” also gave him a powerful insider perspective about how the “deep state” – or shadow government – continues to mandate these deadly programs, despite the dangerous health effects and the growing protests of the American people. At a speech given in Northern California for Geoengineeringwatch.org, Shipp details the sinister and systematic fear based system employed to keep whistleblowers quiet. The dark forces in charge use a combination of intimidating techniques; non disclosure agreements that eliminate constitutional rights, threats of prison, promotion denial, pension theft, false accusations, falsified psychological reports, demotions, harassment and even death.
There may be hundreds of thousands of potential whistleblowers in the ranks of our military and other government agencies. And there is no doubt that, if an employee were to expose the dark underbelly of what they see or do every day, there may be a serious personal cost. Kevin Shipp said he stopped having fear. Will you?
Voters who live in the heartland and outside the New York-D.C. media bubbles do not care about the legacy media’s obsession with Russia.
An Iowa radio news director emailed CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, out of all people, on Thursday to tell him that conservatives in his state are “very angry” at the legacy press because they think the media are using Russia stories to “oust” and delegitimize President Donald Trump.
“They think the Trump/Russia deal is a coup attempt by the media, and don’t think there is anything to the Russia/ Trump, Jr. emails,” Robert Leonard, the news director, emailed. “They don’t understand why the media is trying to oust our duly elected president. They think there is a double standard — why isn’t anyone investigating the Clinton campaign/Russia connections? They are standing firm behind Trump.”
Constant media attacks bolstering voter support for Trump
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed several bills into law Tuesday, increasing the penalties for female genital mutilation.
Of the 13 bills he signed into law, one of the bills he signed would classify female genital mutilation (FGM) in Michigan as a felony that carries a penalty of up to 15 years behind bars, the Detroit Free Press reported.
One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken. We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least. Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening. Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor. Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them. And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations. Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation.
If you believe that I am exaggerating, I would like you to consider the following numbers. The following are 14 facts that prove that America’s absolutely pathetic system of education deserves an “F” grade…
#1 Somewhere around 50 million students attend public schools in America today.
#2 Education is the most expensive item in 41 different state budgets.
#3 The latest PISA tests show that U.S. students are below average compared to the rest of the industrialized world…
One of the biggest cross-national tests is the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which every three years measures reading ability, math and science literacy and other key skills among 15-year-olds in dozens of developed and developing countries. The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science. Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science.
#4 A report from the Educational Testing Service found that American Millennials are way behind Millennials in most other industrialized nations…
Half of American Millennials score below the minimum standard of literacy proficiency. Only two countries scored worse by that measure: Italy (60 percent) and Spain (59 percent). The results were even worse for numeracy, with almost two-thirds of American Millennials failing to meet the minimum standard for understanding and working with numbers. That placed U.S. Millennials dead last for numeracy among the study’s 22 developed countries.
#5 According to one very disturbing study, fewer than half of all high school graduates “are able to proficiently read or complete math problems”.
#7 In 2015, the percentage of students in our public schools coming from low income homes crossed the 50 percent mark. That was the first time that had happened in at least 50 years.
#8 One study found that a whopping 76 percent of all high school graduates “were not adequately prepared academically for first-year college courses.”
#9 The following are five numbers which show how far the quality of college education has fallen in the United States…
-“After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; after four years, 36% showed little change.”
-“Students also spent 50% less time studying compared with students a few decades ago.”
-“35% of students report spending five or fewer hours per week studying alone.”
-“50% said they never took a class in a typical semester where they wrote more than 20 pages.”
-“32% never took a course in a typical semester where they read more than 40 pages per week.”
#10 Just 36 percent of all full-time college students receive a bachelor’s degree within four years, and just 77 percent of all full-time college students have earned a bachelor’s degree by the end of six years.
#11 One survey found that nearly 10 percent of our college graduates believe that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court…
#12 Another survey found that 29 percent of all U.S. adults cannot name the Vice-President.
#13 And yet another survey found that only 43 percent of all U.S. high school students knew that the Civil War was fought some time between the years of 1850 and 1900.
#14 Perhaps worst of all, 75 percent of our young adults cannot find Israel on a map of the Middle East.
This is what happens when we put federal bureaucrats in charge of education.
All over the country there are calls to abolish the Department of Education. For example, the following was published on CNBC…
The DOE currently employs 5,000 government workers and has an annual budget of $73 billion, yet according to the CATO Institute, it has not affected student outcomes in any demonstrable way over its 40-year history . It has successfully created a system that requires educators to teach reams of “politically-correct” content and focus on scoring well on standardized tests. It has created an atmosphere of testing in our schools, putting intense pressure on teachers and students to “ace the test” rather than mastering the material. This promotes a culture of teaching to the test and score tampering.
Unfortunately, abolishing the Department of Education is not going to be easy, because there is a tremendous amount of money at stake. And whenever there is a tremendous amount of money at stake, there are going to be very powerful interests that are determined to keep things just the way that they are…
The major stakeholders in K-12 public education are at an impasse. Teachers’ Unions are primarily concerned with self-preservation, maintaining extravagant perks for union administrators and exerting disproportionate political influence. A handful of publishing houses sell us $8 billion worth of warmed- over text books every year. Testing companies collectively spent tens of millions lobbying in states and on Capitol Hill from 2009 to 2014. These politically powerful, entrenched special interests are heavily invested in maintaining the failing status quo.
But even though there is going to be a lot of resistance, I am going to try to abolish the Department of Education anyway. I believe that full control over education should be returned to the state and local levels, but that is just the beginning.
Ultimately, we need to rebuild our system of education from the ground up. Instead of politically-correct indoctrination centers that endlessly pump progressive propaganda into impressionable young minds, we need to transform our public schools into institutions that focus on the essentials. We need a renewed emphasis on reading, writing, math and the skills that will enable our young people to function successfully once they get out into the real world.
At one time America’s system of education was the best in the world, and we can get there again. But of course the left is going to fight against the changes that need to be made every step of the way
Melania Trump celebrated America’s birthday Tuesday in a gorgeous blue dress alongside President Donald Trump as they hosted a picnic for military members and their families at the White House.
The first lady looked 100 percent patriotic in the Esteban Cortazar dress, which had a thick white border trim along the bottom. She stood beside the president as he delivered remarks from the Truman Balcony.
She completed the look with a pair of white high heels.
“.@POTUS & I were honored to host members of military & families for a picnic at the @whitehouse this evening. #HappyIndependenceDay,” the first lady tweeted Tuesday night, before thanking the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army bands for performing at the picnic.
“Thank you to the @USNavy Country Current & @USArmy Down Range bands for performing at tonight’s picnic to honor the military. #Happy4th.”
Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to the controversies surrounding cable news channel CNN, which has taken an adversarial role in its coverage of President Donald Trump.
Limbaugh called the network’s reactions to a tweet made by President Donald Trump showing its logo superimposed over Vince McMahon’s face as he is being wrestled to the ground by Trump at the 2007 WWE Wrestlemania event and declared it was “the end of CNN.”
Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com):
Hey, let me ask you a question, folks. How many people over the course of your life, over the course of the recent past, months, years, how many people do you know that constantly complain about the media? Everybody, right? Everybody’s always complaining about the media. So over this past weekend I had somebody say, “Do you believe what Trump is doing to CNN?”
I said, “What do you mean what Trump is doing to CNN? It’s not what Trump is doing to CNN. It’s what CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post are doing to Trump!”
So many people have complained to me about the media for all of my life, the entire portion of my life that I’ve been doing this program. “Something’s got to be done. We’ve got to do something. Why doesn’t somebody do something about the media?” And here comes Donald Trump doing something about the media and people are getting nervous. Not everybody. Some people are obviously very supportive and happy about this.
I think it was last week or the week before, I forget which, but I openly stated on this program that we are witnessing the decline and eventual demise of CNN. And that statement was picked up by several in the Drive-By Media, and panels were assembled to discuss my premise. “Do you really think,” it was asked on Fox News, “do you really think this could be the end of CNN?” It is the end of CNN.
My point about this, a lot of people are nervous. Trump supporters are nervous about the tweet. Not everybody, but some Trump supporters are nervous about the tweeting and they’re nervous about him taking on CNN. For everybody who’s wanted something done about the media, this is what it looks like. For everybody’s who’s complained about “inside-the-Beltway-itis” and how it happens and says we need to drain the swamp or whatever, this is what it looks like.
It was never gonna be pretty. It was never going to appear rational or normal. I mean, this is a huge battle taking place that Donald Trump is waging single-handedly. Now, he’s got his supporters out there, don’t misunderstand. The social media army is out there supporting, and he’s not alone in this. But in terms of electoral politics he pretty much is alone in this, and he continues to take it to them. And they clearly do not know how to deal with Trump.
When I saw this, I was jealous. I was jealous that I didn’t do this. The video of Trump body slamming a CNN logo. I said, “This is great.” Trump didn’t do it. He just retweeted it. But it was clever, it was funny, and it illustrated once again that modern-day journalism and modern-day liberalism have zero sense of humor. The serious outrage that this was met with is highly illustrative of just where modern-day liberalism is and who they really are.
I mean, CNN literally went bat crazy over this. They were acting like this is a direct assault on all members of the media. This is promoting violence against the media. Meanwhile, the only people being shot out there are Republicans. The only people being shot are Republicans, and they are deranged supporters of liberals like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and they are listening to all the rhetoric that the Drive-By Media, including CNN, is using to make them insane, to rev them up.
Here comes a guy on our side of the aisle using clever satire and parody, putting the CNN logo over the face of Vince McMahon, a video tape of Trump at a Wrestlemania a long time ago, CNN logo. (laughing) CNN can’t take it. CNN goes bonkers, claiming that this is going to cause violence against journalists. Meanwhile, the only violence taking place is against Republicans, and it is with guns, and it’s being perpetrated by deranged followers of left-wing news such as CNN, the New York Times, the Huff and Puffing Post, you name it.
I thought it was hilarious and funny. But it made some people nervous is my point. I saw a lot of people over the weekend and they said, “It’s just not presidential.” I said, “Look, the problem is Trump didn’t start this.” And I reminded every one of these people how every time I’ve talked to them over the years, at one point or another there’s widespread complaining about the media. And there’s always somebody in the group, “Somebody’s gotta do something.” Well, somebody is. And this is what it looks like.
This is exactly what it looks like, whether you’re taking on the media or whether you’re taking on any other branch of the Washington ruling class or establishment. I think while people are aware of the dislike and the unpopularity of establishmentarians of Donald Trump, I don’t think people have a full-fledged correct understanding of the sheer, raw hatred for Trump that they have. And that kind of hatred that they are carrying with them every day is dangerous. It’s destructive. It’s distorting. It is almost dehumanizing in a way.
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Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly cited that discredited dossier as the basis for the current investigation of “Russian interference” in the 2016 election, which has been taken up by Robert Mueller, a friend of Comey’s who served as FBI Director under presidents Bush and Obama.
From the New York Post:
A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.
The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.
What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.” But congressional sources says it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda.
“These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe said. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.”
Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democrat ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.
More, federal records show a key co-founder and partner in the firm was a Hillary Clinton donor and supporter of her presidential campaign.
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GMOs and glyphosate are the leading toxins used in the mass poisoning of our children and our food soils. This mass poisoning is being underwritten and promoted by the deceptive media, prostituted science shills (who are routinely bribed to promote toxic poisons) and even Monsanto-funded “smear” groups that attack clean food activists. That’s why it’s so important that you not only watch this film but share it with others.
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They added that Clinton’s aides were able to keep security clearances because the State Department designated them as “research assistants” which allowed them to “take their State Department clearance with them after their official service at the department.”
Clinton’s justification? So that she could and her aides could help “write her memoir,” Fox News reported.
Grassley had “repeatedly” asked the State Department whether or not Clinton had her security clearance revoked but “the Obama administration refused to respond,” Grassley said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last March.
That same month, Judicial Watch said it was “outrageous” Clinton and her aides could still have access after they left the State Department, especially given their past impropriety with classified information.
“It is so unimaginatively offensive that Hillary Clinton or her staff would have any access to classified or top secret information. It is a mindblower,” Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell said.
The FBI concluded last July that Clinton and her top aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” and that “there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information.”
However, then-FBI Director James Comey concluded that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges to Hillary because they could not prove Clinton “intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information.”
Given the fact that Clinton still has security clearance at the department even with the Trump administration in power, it’s reasonable to assume that Obama/Clinton holdovers are gumming the works within the department to make the government as ineffective for Trump as possible.
MEDIA CRITICISM: Media Headlines Misleading After Comey Testimony
The establishment media’s bias was on full display following James Comey’s congressional hearing Wednesday. Headlines focused on Comey’s testimony that President Donald Trump “lied,” concealing the more pertinent and shocking revelations exposed during the hearing.
So, what does the establishment media decide to report: that Donald Trump “lied” about why he fired James Comey.
With the establishment media so heavily invested in Comey’s testimony destroying the president, they were easily seduced into focusing on the one claim they could use to mislead readers. Comey, referring to an NBC interview in which Trump claims Comey was fired for being a “showboat” and a “grandstander,” while overseeing an FBI that has been in “virtual turmoil,” oh-so shockingly, called them “lies.”
Sounds like sour grapes from a former employee that got the boot to me.
That didn’t stop Salon from running a headline reading “James Comey Says Donald Trump Lied, ‘Plain and Simple.’” NBC lead with the same quote, but in a effort to be a tad bit more honest, added “about firing” at the end. Thank you, NBC.
Kind of odd to lead with that headline when Comey just revealed that Loretta Lynch, Obama’s acting Attorney General, in an effort to “align”campaign rhetoric with FBI matters, didn’t want the Clinton email investigation called an “investigation,” instead insisting Comey call it a “matter.”
Comey even admitted to leaking his own memos of private conversations with the president, which could lead to a criminal investigation of his own.
Why then, does The Washington Post‘s headline read “Comey: White House lied about me, FBI?” Perhaps their focus should be on correcting the record after reporting the false information their sources close to Comey were feeding them, claiming Comey didn’t tell Trump he was under investigation:
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If there is no evidence of Russian collusion, how can you compare allegations to actual criminal activity?
The establishment media clearly did not get the news they had hoped for from the Comey testimony, leading to an array of “lying Trump’s a lair” headlines, instead of an honest and accurate reportage of the facts.
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Flynn is just the tip of the iceberg of senior military officers who have violated civilian/military law. For some time now, I have been documenting the multiple miscreant activities committed by one or another senior U.S. military officers. Our U.S. Military is in serious moral trouble.
Several years ago, Gen. David Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor when he handed over his personal notebooks replete with top secret sources and methods to his then paramour.
The truth of course is far more ugly.
Petraeus would have been charged with a major felony and would have been sentenced to several years in prison if it not had been for his lawyers and FBI Director James Comey. Comey accepted a lesser charge in order to avoid prosecution in a plea bargaining arrangement.
Similarly, up to twenty U.S. navy admirals as well as other senior naval officers have been implicated in a pay-off scam with “Fat Albert” involving graft and illicit sex. What is the problem with the moral compass, if there is any, of our senior officers?
For the past thirty years, American taxpayers have been lax in demanding prosecution of our senior military officers for criminal offenses that would have placed most ordinary citizens in the hoosegow. Today, we have twice as many senior officers as we had in WWII and that is part of the problem. Generals/Admirals by nature are far more political panderers then most civilians would imagine. Money, Money, Money in their pockets and that money comes from us the tax payers or illegal activities such as gun running, dope smuggling, human trafficking, organ trafficking etc.
One does not achieve those heights of conspicuousness without a clear predetermined plan of accomplishment and moral trade-offs. Clearly, a rising military star has to be more obsequious to his superiors than to his subordinates. This type of behavior is consistent with the ‘authoritarian personality’ type that has been studied for close to half-a-century.
According to Theodor. W. Adorno, the aforementioned personality type is ‘potentially fascistic’. In simpler terms, this fascistic type of personality usually has a very cynical view of humanity which he/she feels is quite inferior and requires the imposition of power and rigid limits. They accuse their fellow man of many unspecified abuses of societal norms which they in turn practice in troves without any ramifications. In turn, they feel superior to most mortals who have never or could never achieve their supposed exalted position in the military or civilian life.
Alfred Adler postulated that these individuals had a strong desire to ‘have will for power over others’ as a compensation for feelings of inferiority and insignificance. According to this view, the military officers needed to maintain control and prove superiority over others because the world was populated by ‘enemies’. These generals had no need for empathy or feelings for mutual benefit. [ All the above references/quotes are from Wikipedia].
It’s time that some of these generals go to prison. Considering the fact that we have not fought nor won any major wars since WWII, there is no reason to consider our generals/admirals as ‘war heroes’. Rather they are mostly military politicians, who have kowtowed to both their system and that of the civilian autocracy [congress/politicians] to achieve their exalted status.
There is no way that one can condemn all of our military services for the misdeeds of a few members. Yet if the armed services along with their civilian counterparts do not prosecute and jail any of these ‘water walkers’ for their heinous crimes then they will also become the models for future senior officers who feel that they too can cheat the American taxpayer without any serious recourse.
Mike Flynn [DIA], David Petraeus [DCI], and Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless [Navy Director of Intelligence Operations] should all be banned from any public office! Take away their military pensions and redistribute $$ back to the American citizen who paid for the privilege of their initial thuggery.
That will never happen.
In a republic that is deteriorating from the inside, it expected that the centurion guards who presumably protect that republic will also bear testimony to the cancer that festers from within.
The witty British playwright, George Bernard Shaw, said the following:
“Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.”
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