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Loving Your Neighbor Is More Important Than Winning An Election

Written by John Patton  DECEMBER 1, 2020

In the aftermath of a tight election outcome, it seems that while many matters are important to consider, one is more pressing: We are struggling to love our neighbors.

We are not any more or less fallible than human beings in past generations. Humans are humans, capable of profound works of love, compassion, and ingenuity as well as malice, destruction, and banality. Yet in our current milieu, it appears our political divisions are as rancorous as they have ever been.

The problem could be the particular messages themselves — Lower marginal tax rates! Higher marginal tax rates! The Iran deal was bad! The Iran deal was good! Build the wall! Don’t build the wall! — and sometimes it is. More often, though, the issue is that the medium has become the message.

Interacting digitally is as consequential as the messages we are sharing. Our social media and meme-based interactions generally do not promote understanding. Rather, they facilitate misunderstanding and division because they are disembodied.

We all know the poison of online comments sections and the Twitter trolls and random Facebookers who say outrageous things. I am not the first and will not be the last to lament our digital connectedness ripping the national fabric.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

What can repair this breach? The answer is simple: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” As recorded in the gospels, Jesus gave this commandment to love others second only to the greatest commandment: to love God.

You might ask, what does it mean to love my neighbor? Are my neighbors only the people who live geographically proximate to me? Certainly not. A lawyer in the first-century world asked the itinerant teacher Jesus of Nazareth, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied with a story many of us know as the Good Samaritan.

In the story, robbers severely beat and rob a Jewish man and leave him half dead on the side of the road. Two different members of the clergy walk by, indifferent to the man’s suffering. They choose not to see him. Eventually, a Samaritan, a rival ethnic group from the Israelites, stops to help the man. The Samaritan goes above and beyond to alleviate the man’s suffering by nursing his wounds and paying for his stay at a local inn.

People often understand the Good Samaritan story as a one-off “help a stranger in need” parable, but this view completely misses the point. If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, we must be able to see them. Usually, our neighbors won’t be literally beaten, lying by the roadside, and they usually will not be complete strangers. They will instead be all around us, daily intruding into our lives with their needs. They also will often be quite different from us, perhaps even offensively different, as the Israelite man was to the Samaritan and vice versa.

The two men who passed by the beaten man chose willful blindness, pretending to be oblivious to his needs. The Samaritan saw the beaten man as an embodied, physical presence whom he had means and opportunity to help. He chose to see the victim’s need and have compassion on him, someone toward whom the Samaritan was supposed to be indifferent.

Get Offline

Many of us have not learned or have forgotten the muscle memory of loving our neighbor. We have chosen the disembodied, emotive frenzy of cable news, Facebook, and Twitter to try to connect with the world around us. We choose to ride the vagaries of tragedy and controversy concerning events that are happening 100, 1,000, or 10,000 miles away that in most cases will have no discernible effect on our daily lives.

In doing so, we choose to look away from the people around us: the obnoxious co-worker who is desperately lonely, the single mom who could use a night off, or the materially wealthy person who, although he “has it all,” is starved for real human connection. Human beings already have a prodigious capacity for self-deceit. The added layers of self-righteousness that arise from spending countless hours in the self-referential algorithmic vortex of social media positively blind us.

If we were to focus on the needs of those around us and eschew our devices and the news cycle more and more, the world would shift under our feet in the best way. At the risk of sounding like a facile high school graduation speech, we could “change the world.”

Part of the problem in news and media consumption is that we have, to borrow a phrase from Minneapolis-based writer James Lileks, non-contiguous information streams.” We are essentially able to consume the news that fits our worldview to such a degree that, after a while, the broad political camps in the United States only talk past one another and not to each other.

To combat this, we should spend less time on our devices because we are so focused on those around us and their needs that the emotional and psychic vacuum of the news cycle simply cannot get traction in our lives. This will do two things. First, it will make us more pleasant and happy.

Second, it will have the salutary market effect of winnowing the least skilled and worst motivated actors in news and media, forcing them out. As a result, we will be pushed toward increased consolidation in media, making it more difficult to retain an audience when alarmism or salacious pandering to partisans is the modus operandi. It is hardly a perfect solution, but is it worse than our current setup? I think not.

Be a Friend

Elections have consequences, to be sure. The result of a Biden administration or a parallel universe where Donald Trump won a second term, however, pales in comparison with the would-be effect of tens of millions of Americans choosing to reduce substantially their engagement with their mobile devices, social media, and the news cycle more generally.

Tens of millions of Americans choosing instead to focus their attention on the needs of those around them, even those we find distasteful? That is a country of which I want to be a part.

If you feel the particular burden of public engagement, start first and foremost with your local municipality or town, your local councilman or alderwoman, or your local school board. The needs of so many people are all around us if we choose to open our eyes and embrace the discomfort of engaging real people with real problems, a discomfort that can lead to deep contentment as we see and love our neighbors. Let us choose this discomfort over the dopamine hit of social media, and over the false god of memes, the news cycle, and an outrage machine that exists to stoke our fears.

When my children get on the school bus every day, my wife says to them, “Find a friend who needs a friend.” Absolutely no election result, from now until forever, changes the fact that people around you need a friend. Find a friend who needs a friend, and choose to love that neighbor.

John lives in St. Louis, writes in his free time, and has almost four children.

Job openings edged down in August after surprising rebound from pandemic shutdowns

Reported by Jay Heflin, Business Editor | October 06, 2020 10:14 AM

“After a few months of being surprisingly strong, job openings have slowed down,” said Nick Bunker, the director of research for the Indeed Hiring Lab. “This is a sign that while labor demand held up more than we may have expected early in the recovery, that pace is not guaranteed to continue.”

Job openings decreased in a number of industries in August, with the largest decreases in accommodation and food services and in transportation, warehousing, and utilities.

In March, the month that the economy shut down to slow the spread of the virus, there were just over 6 million job openings. As the economy suffered through the shutdown, openings dropped to 4.9 million in April but started to increase as businesses began to reopen. In May, openings totaled 5.3 million, and in June, they were just above 6 million.

The Labor Department defines a job opening as a position that is available but not filled on the last business day of the month. Tuesday’s report, called the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, also showed that the economy continues to suffer from a net employment loss on the year. Over the 12 months ending in August, hires totaled 70.4 million, and separations totaled 77.4 million, yielding a net employment loss of 7.0 million.

The food services sector decreased its hiring by over 170,000 in August. Meanwhile, the federal government added 246,000 jobs, largely because of temporary census hiring. Total separations, including quits, layoffs, discharges, and other separations, were 4.6 million in August, which since July is lower by 394,000.

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire

Reported by Kimberly Leonard |  June 05, 2019 12:00 AM

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health. The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book that argues psychiatrists have a responsibility to warn the public when a president is dangerous. The position is controversial because psychiatric associations urge members never to diagnose patients they haven’t personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession.

But Lee and others who agree with her stance say that their description of the president’s behavior, of his showing mental instability and dangerousness, shouldn’t be interpreted as issuing a diagnosis.

“The president’s condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there’s a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals,”Lee said. “It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency.”

The date for the town hall hasn’t been set but would be held “imminently soon within the next couple of weeks,” said Lee, who said the event was meant to be bipartisan. Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who has called for Trump’s impeachment, confirmed the event was in the works, but said it would be more likely to occur in July because lawmakers have a full plate in June with spending bills.

“We’re planning to put together an event,” Yarmuth said. “She’s calling it a town hall. We haven’t actually determined the format, but it’s going to be an event where she is going to present her findings, and media will be invited.”

Yarmuth said every House member would be invited but that he hadn’t yet gauged who would be interested because not many people knew about it. Lee said the group would reconsider the event if no Republicans planned to show up.

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.

According to Lee, attendees at the town hall would watch a condensed video that was recorded at a Washington, D.C., event held at the National Press Club in March that featured 13 experts discussing how they didn’t think Trump was fit for office. The experts, who came from the fields of mental health, philosophy, history, and journalism, said they were worried about the president’s access to nuclear weapons and the impact his administration would have on climate change.

Lee said the event is to allow members of Congress to ask her and other experts questions, but planners hope the town hall will be broadcast live so that people who aren’t in D.C. also would be able to watch and submit questions.

Lee said the experts won’t make specific recommendations about whether Congress should consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office or whether they should do so by impeachment. The political process should be determined by members of Congress, she said.

Yarmuth said that, to him, the event was a separate question from impeachment. “I don’t think an assessment of someone’s mental health is an impeachable issue,” he said. He decided to hold the event “for the same fears she has,”he said, referring to Lee. “That the president is manifesting dangerous behavior and the American people need to be alert to it.”

“Their position is that as professionals, when they see patterns of behavior that are endangering people, that they have a professional obligation to go public and alert the people who are threatened, and in this case it’s the American people,” Yarmuth said. “I think the American people deserve to have wider dissemination of that perspective.”

It’s not yet clear who else will participate. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who has a 25th Amendment bill that would set up a body in Congress to determine presidential fitness, had been asked to be on a panel that was based on the topic and set for sometime around May 20. The panel was then canceled or postponed because of scheduling conflicts, and Raskin’s office said it hadn’t heard about a new one in the works.

His deputy communications director, Samantha Brown, said in an email that he likely would have discussed the 25th Amendment from a historical and legal perspective.

Lee has been outspoken about Trump’s mental state. She’s the public face of a five-person group that is meeting regularly in D.C. and working to set up a medical panel to evaluate the mental capacity of Trump and Democratic presidential candidates.

“It’s deceptive because it seems like he’s alert, it seems like he’s responding to things in a rational manner, but it is not the case from every measure that we have taken,” Lee said of Trump. “And this is very serious. In fact, worse than if he had a stroke and were unconscious because he can mislead the country in destructive or nefarious ways.”

One of the other members of the working group is Dr. James Merikangas, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington University, but the others haven’t identified themselves publicly and aren’t known to the Washington Examiner.

In April, Lee and other psychiatrists wrote a report using the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference to make an assessment about the president’s mental health. They at first refrained from issuing a conclusion and gave Trump three weeks to undergo an evaluation. After they didn’t hear back, they released a conclusion that Trump “lacks mental basic mental capacity for duties of office” and recommended his access to nuclear weapons and war powers be curtailed.

“Our concern is that the dangers be contained — the dangers of having a president who lacks the mental capacity, lacks the fitness to discharge his duties of office for the remainder of his term,”Lee said. “I mean, this is really a national emergency.”

Bannon and Kobach unveil crowdfunded border wall amid unspent millions

Reported by Anna Giaritelli |  | May 31, 2019 12:05 AM

A group of immigration hardliners who used millions of crowdfunded dollars to build a border barrier on private land along the U.S.-Mexico border unveiled the nearly completed half-mile steel bollard fence Thursday following construction delays.

The 2,300-feet-long project marks the first time a nongovernment organization or individual has built a wall on privately owned land on the international boundary. It runs up a rocky 320-feet-tall hill and is 18 to 20 feet tall, depending on the point on the hill where it is measured.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, former Kansas State Secretary Kris Kobach, World Series MLB player Curt Schilling, Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince, and other longtime supporters of President Trump were on site at the project in Sunland Park, N.M., to showcase the fence, which stands on less than half a mile of the 1,954-mile border.

The undertaking has evolved, prompting questions about how money is being spent and the Trump administration’s involvement in the process.

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee veteran, created a crowdfunding page in December with the intent of raising $1 billion for border wall construction following the Trump administration’s failure to obtain $25 billion for the project last December. The GoFundMe website did not state where the wall would be built or any other details. Kolfage vowed to return everyone’s money if the project did not reach $1 billion.

Kolfage insisted the campaign was not a scam despite having run a since-shuttered Facebook “news” page known for spreading conspiracy theories. He was also sued in 2017 after he reported the wrong name of the suspect involved in the fatal car accident during a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Kolfage’s page did not come close to its $1 billion goal and topped out at $22.9 million earlier this year. The more than 330,000 people who donated were informed by GoFundMe that they were eligible for a refund because Kolfage had changed the terms of the fundraiser to move to a different fund money people did not request back.

Weeks ahead of the crowdfunding campaign’s failure, Kolfage had launched We Build the Wall, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. Bannon, Kobach, and other staunch conservatives who have been criticized as anti-immigrant were appointed to the organization’s board. The money from the crowdfunding campaign was then funneled to the outside organization.

About the same time this spring, Bannon and fellow board members, including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, held a couple rallies in Midwestern cities to raise money for the organization, though they have not shared how much they raised in addition to the crowdfunding dollars.

Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries, was paid to install the steel fence and said it is expected to come in at $7 million after taxes.

We Build the Wall has raised nearly $23 million for the project, though it is unclear how the nonprofit group plans to spend the remaining donations. The group did not respond to a request for comment.

Fisher told the Washington Examiner on Thursday he got involved in the project in April after receiving a call about his company’s claims it could build a mile of border wall per day. We Build the Wall officials, including Kobach, attended a demonstration of the construction in Coolidge, Ariz., last month.

Fisher said the organization signed a contract for him to build the half-mile portion of steel fence over the course of eight days, but it took longer because the city of Sunland Park shut down construction for two days. The suspension was lifted Wednesday.

Despite the board’s connections to Trump, organizers have insisted the project is not affiliated with the White House.

That claim was called into question in a recent Washington Post article that said Trump was adamant about the Army Corps of Engineers hiring Fisher Industries to carry out border wall projects.

Fisher dismissed being described as having lobbied Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., to get his name in front of Trump and insisted Trump was calling for the Pentagon to hire his company because of personal frustration with the less than 40 miles of border wall that has been installed in the two years and four months that he has been in office.

“I’d be mad if I were him,” Fisher said.

Christopher Steele won’t cooperate with John Durham review of Russia investigation

Reported by Jerry Dunleavy | May 28, 2019 05:13 PM

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Christopher Steele, author of the dossier that played a key role in the Trump-Russia inquiry, will not assist Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the investigators, according to a new report.

A source close to Orbis Business Intelligence, which is Steele’s investigative firm, told Reuters that the British ex-spy “would not cooperate” with nor answer questions from U.S. Attorney John Durham, whom Barr has tasked with reviewing the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s presidential campaign and the way that the Justice Department and FBI conducted the inquiry.

This revelation comes days after Trump’s order stating Barr was given “full and complete authority to declassify information” and ordering the intelligence community “to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election.” Barr said he picked Durham because he “was looking for someone who is tenacious, who is used to looking at sensitive material involving government activities, who has a reputation for being fair and evenhanded.”

Neither the Justice Department nor Steele’s business immediately responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment. Durham’s office said they had no comment at this time.

The report said Steele “might cooperate” with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s independent investigation, signaling a shift in Steele’s thinking. In April, Politico reported that Steele “declined to be interviewed by the inspector general, citing, among other things, the potential impropriety of his involvement in an internal Justice Department investigation as a foreign national and former British intelligence agent.” That report said Steele might even “rebut the Inspector General’s characterizations” with a public statement.

Horowitz has been looking into potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse since early 2018 and is “homing in” on the potential misuse of Steele’s unverified dossier by the DOJ and FBI. Barr has said Horowitz’s probe should be done by May or June.

Steele did cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and submitted written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

According to a New York Times report from April, the FBI reached out to some of Steele’s foreign sources in an attempt to determine their credibility, and as early as January 2017 agents had concluded that some of the dossier’s contents may have been based on “rumors and hearsay” which were “passed from source to source.” The agents believed that some of Steele’s information may have even been based on “Russian disinformation.”

Steele’s dossier, which was packed with unverified claims about Trump’s ties to Russia, formed a key part of the FISA applications that were used to justify surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Steele was working for Fusion GPS, which received funding through the Perkins Coie law firm from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Steele’s Democratic benefactors were not revealed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Barr said this month that “it’s a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that — especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes and a somewhat jejune analysis.” Barr’s pointed critiques of the Steele dossier’s flaws comes after former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI General Counsel James Baker defended their handling of the dossier in recent weeks.

Classified Iran briefing becomes heated as Trump team clashes with Democrats

Reported by Joel Gehrke | May 21, 2019

A classified Senate briefing on Iranian plots against the United States turned into a tense clash between top U.S. officials and lawmakers frustrated with President Trump’s strategy toward Tehran.

“I would say there was a lot of heat in that room,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner following the Tuesday afternoon briefing.

Key congressional Democrats suggested that President Trump’s administration was preparing for military conflict with the regime based on faulty intelligence or even false pretenses after ambiguous U.S. warnings that Iranian proxies might attack American personnel in Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sought to allay that suspicion in separate meetings, first with House lawmakers and then the Senate Tuesday afternoon.

“Today I walked them through what the Department of Defense has been doing since May 3, when we received credible intelligence about threats to our interests in the Middle East and to American forces, and how we acted on that credible intelligence,” Shanahan told reporters after the Senate briefing. “That intelligence has borne out in attacks, and I would say it’s also deterred attacks. We have deterred attacks based on our re-posturing of assets, deterred attacks against American forces.”

The controversy shifted in the briefing to complaints that they didn’t communicate with Congress enough in recent weeks and a broader protest against the administration’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was among the most aggressive in raising the specter of being misled into a conflict with Iran.

“Most Americans know way back when we were lied to about the situation in Vietnam and we went into a war which ended up costing us 59,000 lives, based on a lie,” he said. “In 2003, we were lied to in terms of Iraq supposedly having weapons of mass destruction.”

Sanders refused to answer whether he believes such lies are being told now. “I won’t talk about what we heard in the meeting,” he said. “But let me just say that I worry very much that, intentionally or unintentionally, we create a situation in which a war will take place.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer avoided that controversy entirely, focusing only on the frustration that the administration didn’t provide more information to lawmakers over the last three weeks.

“I told the people who were briefing us that I thought the consultation with the American people and the Congress was inadequate,” the New York Democrat told reporters in a brief appearance, without taking additional questions. “Both the American people and the Congress read about a lot of actions in the newspapers and had no idea what was going on. I told them they had to make it better next time.”

Shanahan acknowledged that desire for more information. “We heard feedback that they’d like more conversation,” he said. “They’d also like us to be more communicative with the American public, and we agreed to do more of that.”

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, conceded that the meeting was a “very helpful” survey of the intelligence reports and U.S. responses. Another lawmaker confirmed that the meeting was testy, but in this telling the confrontation was bipartisan and focused more on the administration’s policies than suspicions that they are fabricating intelligence.

“A number of them questioned the conclusions of the administration about the reaction of the Iranians and what it might lead to,” a Democratic senator, speaking on condition of anonymity, said after the briefing. “I think there’s a lot of us with real misgivings about how serious this is and how much is a creation of the administration’s own provocative policy.”

Shanahan stressed that the administration, which has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf and threatened devastating consequences for attacks on Americans, is trying to avoid a conflict.

“Our biggest focus at this point is to prevent Iranian miscalculation,” he told reporters. “We do not want the situation to escalate.”

Cruz kept the focus on Democratic hostility to Trump and their fidelity to the nuclear agreement that former President Barack Obama’s team negotiated with Iran.

“Far too many congressional Democrats are invested in appeasement for Iran, which manifests in effectively defending the mullahs against maximum pressure,” he told the Washington Examiner.

Why didn’t FBI tell court about Christopher Steele bias?

Reported by Byron York  | July 26, 2018 09:49 PM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., set off the argument last February, with the release of the so-called Nunes memo. In the memo, Nunes wrote, “Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts.”


In another passage, Isikoff and Corn wrote: “As FBI officials saw it, Steele seemed more interested in getting the story out rather than quietly working with them on the investigation. ‘There was clearly an agenda on his part,’ one senior FBI official later said.”

So to conclude: The FBI based a substantial part of its warrant application on Steele’s work. Steele had a strong and clear anti-Trump bias. The FBI knew about it. The bureau should have informed the court. And it did not.

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Oroville Dam: Five workers fired for posting photos to social media

waving flag disclaimerAuthored By TK Whiteman | February 21, 2017

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Damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam. (Facebook)

Damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam. (Facebook)

Things are going from bad to worse at California’s battered Oroville Dam. As if the severely damaged spillway wasn’t enough of a danger, the Sacramento Bee is reporting that authorities are pumping out 60,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). Unfortunately, the inflow of water due to the deluge of rain into the Oroville Lake just spiked at roughly 91,000 cfs. And things in the near future don’t look much better.picture3

Citing a meteorological event known as an “atmospheric river” (AR), Pacific Standard Magazine is citing that one of those very same weather scenarios is headed straight for the mountains of Central California.

According to the American Meteorological Society, an atmospheric river is typically thousands of miles long, while a mere few hundreds of yards wide. A single AR is capable of carrying a greater flux of water than the Amazon River, the largest river on the planet.

Acting much like a baseball field backstop, the tons of water that constitute an AR will slam into the Sierras, then the very same water will flow back towards the coast, but instead of making it to the Pacific, the wet stuff will fill the hundreds of already swollen dams and reservoirs much like the Oroville Dam.

As also reported by Pacific Standard Magazine;

Heavy rains will continue on Tuesday, at which point serious problems could begin to emerge. The fragile Oroville Dam will again be tested, but dozens of other dams — like the one at Don Pedro Reservoir near Modesto — are also nearing capacity statewide and planning emergency contingencies.

By late Tuesday, the San Joaquin River — the main hydrologic thoroughfare of the vast Central Valley — is expected to exceed a level not seen since 1997, and then keep rising the rest of the week. The river is already in “danger” stage — the stage above flood stage when critical levees could begin to become compromised.picture2

But here’s where things start to get a bit strange.

While the State of California is soothing frayed nerves by telling the world (cited above by the Sac Bee) that the water level at the Oroville Lake may be at 850 feet, all is well. After all, the Oroville Dam tops out at 900 feet.


Yet just a few short days ago the Los Angeles Times reported that “the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary ban on flights around the Oroville Dam to allow emergency aircraft to operate safely.”

With both aircraft and drones banned until May 17, the government is claiming the ban is necessary due to work crews continuing “to conduct aerial surveys of the erosion on the emergency spillway.”words-of-a-leftist-propagandist

Speaking of erosion on the emergency spillway, San Francisco’s KRON published a rather terse report that five contract workers at the dam have been fired for posting unauthorized photos of the virtually destroyed spillway on social media;

Five Oroville Dam workers have been fired for violating a contract by putting pictures of the dam on social media.

The Department of Water Resources hires a contractor to work on the dam. The contractor hired was Syblon Reid.

This contractor has a strict “No social media, no photos policy” at every site they work on.

Some of the employees did not abide by their contract and posted pictures of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway online which is why five people were released.

As far as the state government is concerned, The Atlantic magazine reports that the maintenance and inspection records of the dam are spotty at best, Third World-ish at worst.

Provided the dam doesn’t burst, thusly threatening the lives of up to 200,000 Californians,  the cost of repairs is estimated at between $100 million to $200 million. Once it’s dry enough to begin work, that is.

In the meantime, Gov. Jerry Brown has pumped $64 billion in a high speed rail system that opponents have dubbed a boondoggle that is in reality “the train to nowhere.”

The California State Senate has also passed a slew of bills sent to the governor for signature that would place the California taxpayers on the hook to protect the estimated 2.4 million illegal aliens residing in the Golden State.partyof-deceit-spin-and-lies


HILARIOUS Cartoon DESTROYS Liberal Voter ID Arguments

waving flagReported by Cassy Fiano, Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Liberals are always against voter ID laws, saying that it will somehow prevent minorities from voting. But this meme destroys every argument they’ve got.

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When the New Hampshire primary commences on Feb. 9, it will make American history by becoming the first-ever primary election to require voter IDs!

Fox News explains:

Tens of thousands of new voters are expected to flood the polls, and they will need to show up with a valid photo ID, which can include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, and even some student ID’s from colleges and schools approved by the state.

Note that this rule first went into effect during the 2012 general election. Its implementation came so late in the year, however, that it was not used during that season’s primary election, and as a result, voter fraud occurred:

Lorin Schneider, Jr., who lives in Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to wrongful voting charges for illegally voting in New Hampshire three times. He cast his ballots in the 2008 presidential election and again in both the presidential primary and general election in 2012. He was fined roughly $7,000, given a suspended prison term and lost his right to vote in the state.

This month, Manchester resident Derek Castonguay also pleaded guilty to voter fraud after prosecutors say he voted illegally and tried to vote twice during the mid-term election in 2014. He also was given a suspended jail term and fined $1,000.

… That said, I expect to hear a lot of moaning and whining from liberals who allege that voter ID laws disfranchise minority voters and are thus racist.More Evidence

Call me a loon, but I think the belief that minorities lack the capability to go and obtain an ID like everybody else is in itself quite racist. Also rather racist is this belief that minorities are too afraid to get their pictures taken.

Yes, the people who say they aren’t racist are the same ones who say that minority voters are just too dumb or poor to go get an ID card, which usually costs less than $15. But remember, they’re not racist at all — they just don’t think minorities can accomplish anything on their own without white liberals holding their hands through it.

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Hillary Clinton Likens Pro-Lifers to Terrorists, Condemns “American Assault on Planned Parenthood”
In a weekend interview, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to put pro-life people on the same level as the terrorists behind the shooting in San Bernadino, California. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos,Clinton appeared to liken pro-life people to terrorists — talking about the “terrorist” attack in California and, in the same breath, condemning pro-life advocates for their “assault on Planned Parenthood.”

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Shocking Video Shows Patient Begging to Stay Alive, But Hospital is Trying to Kill Him
If you’re ailing and in a Texas hospital, who should decide if you have the right to live: you or a committee of hospital administrators? Right now, an American hero is fighting for his right to make that decision from his hospital bed at Houston Methodist Hospital. David Christopher “Chris” Dunn is one of countless Texans who have been victimized by the draconian Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA), enacted by the Texas Legislature in 1999.

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How Can Planned Parenthood Denounce Violence When it Kills 330,000 People Every Year?
 Violence is always wrong. No matter what form it takes, harming or killing innocent human life is a social injustice we should all stand in solidarity against. The Prolife movement denounces violence against the innocent, no matter what.

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Woman Gets Pregnant Just to See if She Can, Then Has an Abortion
 I recently re-read the wonderful book Why Women Shouldn’t Marry: Being Single by Choice, by Cynthia S. Smith and her daughter Hillary B. Smith. (It was originally published by Cynthia alone in 1988; the second edition, to which daughter Hillary contributed, came out in 2008.)

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Charlie Sheen: I Can Prove My Ex-Fiancé Never Had an Abortion, Baby Was a “Total Lie”
 More accusations are flying between Hollywood star Charlie Sheen and his ex-fiance Brett Rossi after she sued him last week for allegedly bullying her into having an abortion. Sheen has denied the claims. Now sources close to him say his ex-fiance never had an abortion because she was never pregnant, the entertainment news website Radar Online reports.

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This Sperm Donor Has Fathered 54 Babies in Just Two Years; He Has 8 Children of His Own
 Declan Rooney said he just wanted “to help women in need” when he decided to set up a private website to donate his sperm. But after fathering 54 children in just two years, some are questioning Rooney and the ethics and legal implications of his many sperm donations.

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Thousands Attend Funeral of Garrett Swasey, Pro-Life Police Officer Killed at Planned Parenthood
Thousands of people gathered to mourn a pro-life police officer Friday in Colorado Springs, after he gave his life defending people from a crazed gunman around a Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

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Experts: Brutal Attacks on Expectant Mothers, Unborn Babies Is Increasing in U.S.

Father Sues to Keep His Daughter Alive, Hospital Threatens to Pull the Plug Without Consent

After Colorado Shooting, Abortion Activists Admit There is Less Abortion-Related Violence Now

Abortion Activists Vandalize Cross Display to Memorialize Babies Killed in Abortions

South Dakota Abortions Drop to Lowest Total Ever, 50 Babies Saved From Abortions Last Year

Liberal Activist Michael Moore Gives Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz $5000 Via United Way

Bernie Sanders: If Men Could Get Pregnant, There Would be Little Debate About Abortion

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Censored: Networks Ignore Landmark Pro-Life Victory De-Funding Planned Parenthood
The liberal media often say more by what they don’t report than by what they do report – especially when it comes to topics that challenge their agenda. During the Friday morning news shows, all three broadcast networks censored Thursday’s vote to strip federal funding of Planned Parenthood. While ABC, NBC and CBS turned a blind-eye, other traditional media outlets and the pro-life movement reported the “landmark victory.”

Charlie Sheen Forced Fiancee to Have Abortion So Baby Wouldn’t be “Retarded,” Lawsuit Claims
Embroiled in scandal for allegedly hiding his HIV status, actor Charlie Sheen is now being accused of pressuring his ex-fiance into having an abortion. Ex-fiance Brett Rossi said Sheen bullied her to abort their unborn child in 2014, ranting that she would “give birth to a retarded child,” according to People. Sheen also allegedly said he did not want the child to inherit HIV.

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Pro-Life “Prayer Warrior” Nicholas Thalasinos Killed During the San Bernardino Shootings
A pro-life advocate was among the victims who were killed during a mass shooting Wednesday in San Bernadino. The Live Action blog indicates that pro-lifer Nicholas “Michael” Thalasinos was one of 14 people who were shot and killed in what authorities are now confirming was a terrorist attack. Twenty-one others were injured in the tragic shooting.

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Presidential Candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Vote to De-Fund Planned Parenthood
 Three pro-life Republican presidential candidates voted on Thursday to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Hearings have exposed how the abortion company likely violated federal laws to sell the body parts.

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After Adopting Six Children, This Couple Opened an Adoption Agency Next to Planned Parenthood
 Parents of ten children, six of them through adoption, Randy and Kelsey Bohlender have more personal experience than most involved in the adoption process. Earlier this year, the Bohlenders re-launched their own state-licensed adoption agency — naming it Zoe’s House, after their first adopted daughter.

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Salt Lake City Gives Planned Parenthood Abortion Business a “Human Rights Award”
 The leaders of Salt Lake City don’t seem to understand the concept of human rights. Every year, the city Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission give away Human Rights Awards to recognize organizations and individuals that have worked to improve the lives of people in the community, the Desert News reports.

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Pro-Lifers to Sing Christmas Carols at Home of Planned Parenthood Doc Wanting Lamborghini
 Mary Gatter became a household name in July when she was shown having been caught on camera negotiating the sales prices of the body parts of aborted babies. Gatter infamously said she was hoping to sell enough aborted baby parts to purchase a Lamborghini.

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Dominican Republic Court Upholds Abortion Ban Saving Unborn Children From Abortions
The Dominican Republic is holding fast to its pro-life principles after its highest court blocked a new law Wednesday that would have legalized abortions. The court affirmed that the small Caribbean nation will continue to protect unborn babies from the moment of conception in all cases, Reuters reports.

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Twin Baby Who Died 74 Minutes After Birth Becomes the Youngest-Ever Organ Donor

Man Stomped on Girlfriend’s Stomach So Hard After She Refused Abortion, He Killed Her Baby

Lindsey Graham Trashes Pro-Life Ted Cruz for Opposing Abortion of Babies Conceived in Rape

Abortionist: “I’m Not Going to Apologize” for Doing Abortions, “It’s Moral Work”

Tyson Fury Was Born 3 Months Premature Weighing 1 Pound, Now He’s a Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Doctors Told Me to Abort My Baby Because She Was “Incompatible With Life,” She’s 7 Now

Court Won’t Review Decision Not to Prosecute Doctor Who Offered Sex-Selection Abortion

Netflix Show “Jessica Jones” Promotes Character Having Abortion, Baby Was “Growing Like a Tumor”

Bernie Sanders Missed Vote to De-Fund Planned Parenthood But He Still Loves the Abortion Biz

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Obama Vows to Veto Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Baby Parts
The White House issued a proclamation for President Barack Obama today indicating that he will veto the bill the Senate is considering currently that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The abortion company has been caught selling aborted baby parts and aborted babies themselves for profit to scientists conducting dubious research.

Liberal Media Falsely Try to Link Planned Parenthood to San Bernadino Shooting
In another tragic and horrible shooting, active shooters have killed at least 20 people at a center for adult developmentally disabled people in San Berndino. Already liberal media outlets are attempting to tie the shooting to Planned Parenthood, which has a center located a mile away, in an attempt to trash pro-lifers.

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What This Catholic Priest Did After the Planned Parenthood Shooting Will Shock Some People
After the terrible shooting at Planned Parenthood last week, the pro-abortion n side of the abortion debate and its friends in the media were quick to crucify the entire pro-life movement and brand pro-life people as a bunch of violent extremists. Never mind that that alleged shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, has no connections with the pro-life movement and reportedly little interest in the issue of abortion itself.

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MSNBC: Pro-Lifers are “Terrorists” Who Make Working at Planned Parenthood “Dangerous”
 Leave it to MSNBC to turn a tragic shooting by a deranged gunman not affiliated with the pro-life movement and turn it into a general attack on pro-life advocates who respect the lives of people both born and unborn.

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Media Mocks Tim Tebow for Getting Dumped Because He’s Committed to Abstinence
 Tim Tebow’s relationship with former Miss USA model Olivia Culpo is over. Because, according to reports, Culpo is upset that the couple isn’t having sex, since Tebow has decided to remain abstinent until marriage.

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Ted Cruz Vows to Put “Principles Judicial Conservatives” on the Supreme Court
 The pro-life movement has been extraordinarily successful in reducing abortions to historic lows and closing a record number of abortion clinics, many of which violate the numerous pro-life states laws pro-life groups have passed to protect women and unborn children. But the pro-life movement has had a difficult time in the almost 43 years since Roe v. Wade was handed down in getting the nation’s highest court to overturn the disastrous decision that essentially allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy.

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We Will Never Apologize For or Stop Saying That Abortion Kills Unborn Babies
 Upon hearing about the tragic shootings Friday in Colorado Springs, I issued a statement on behalf of various pro-life leaders saying that because we do not yet know the motives for this violence, we should not jump to conclusions that it had to do with opposition to Planned Parenthood or abortion.

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Donald Trump: De-Fund Planned Parenthood and “Look Carefully at” Overturning Roe v. Wade
During a question and answer period after a speech in New Hampshire on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his call for de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The call for revoking its taxpayer funding comes one day before the Senate is prepare dot vote on the matter and one week after a deranged gunman shot a dozen people outside an abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three.

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Ted Cruz’s Amazing Response to the Claim Pro-Lifers are Responsible for Planned Parenthood Shooting

Woman Says Her Husband is Demanding She Get an Abortion, Says it Would “Kill Him” if She Refuses

Baby Given No Chance of Survival Beats the Odds After Her Parents Reject Abortion

Abortion Survivor Says She Has Forgiven Her Mother for Trying to Abort Her

New Audio Shows Bill Clinton on Abortion: Women Don’t Have a Right to “Crush a Baby’s Skull”

NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face the “Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric”

Wendy Davis on Planned Parenthood Shooting: Republicans are “Fueling This Kind of Behavior”

Planned Parenthood Sues Idaho to Put Women’s Heath at Risk in Webcam Abortions

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Obama Tells Pro-Lifers Not to “Demonize” Planned Parenthood After Colorado Shooting
President Barack Obama told pro-lifers today not to “demonize” Planned Parenthood after a deranged shooter not affiliated with the pro-life movement killed three people and injured 9 others outside a Colorado Springs abortion facility. Obama said it’s alright to have a debate over abortion but said people should not “demonize” the abortion business.

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Barbara Boxer: People Saying “Abortion is Killing a Baby” Prompted Planned Parenthood Shooting
On the Nov. 30 edition of MSNBC’s MTP Daily, pro-abortion rights absolutist Sen. Barbara Boxer was given free rein to draw a line connecting pro-life rhetoric with Friday’s fatal shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

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Senate Votes This Week on De-Funding Planned Parenthood, Democrats Exploiting Shooting to Kill Bill
The Senate will vote this week on a reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The vote will come less than a week after a deranged gunman killed three and injured 9 in a shooting outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs and Democrats are already planning to exploit the shooting to engender opposition to the bill.

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Cecile Richards: “Highly-Edited” Videos “Created Hysteria” Leading to Planned Parenthood Shooting
 To hear Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards tell it, the videos exposing the abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies are to blame for a deranged man shooting people outside a Colorado Springs abortion center. In an interview with MSNBC, Richards claims the videos are really to blame for creating the atmosphere that led a long shooter unaffiliated with the pro-life movement to kill three people and injure 9 more in a tragic and senseless act of violence.

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Chris Matthews Suggests Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina “Enjoyed” Shooting at Planned Parenthood
 Republicans like Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina seem to “enjoy” it when an abortion clinic is attacked by a crazed gunman because it opens another opportunity for them to attack the liberal media, Hardball host Chris Matthews bizarrely theorized on his November 30 program.

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Megyn Kelly Takes the Media to Task for Blaming Planned Parenthood Shooting on Pro-Lifers
 Megyn Kelly has done it again. This time, the Fox News host is taking the media to task for making it look like the pro-life movement is to blame for the terrible shooting death of three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood by a deranged shooter who has no ties to the pro-life community.

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Media Censors Info That Officer Killed During Shooting at Planned Parenthood Was Pro-Life
 The media is doing everything possible to blame pro-life advocates for the shooting last week at at Planned Parenthood abortion business. The police officer killed during Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood is pro-life and a co-pastor at his local church.

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Abortion Activists Exploit Shooting to Demand Stop to Probe of Sales of Aborted Baby Parts
Abortion advocates in Congress are using the tragic shooting at a Planned Parenthood abortion business to attempt to stop the investigation into its sales of aborted baby body parts.

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55% of the Babies Killed in Abortions in the United States are Black or Hispanic

Newborn Baby Buried Alive Miraculously Saved After Sisters on a Walk Heard Her Crying

Mom’s Desperate 911 Call: Help! They’re Forcing My Daughter to Have an Abortion

Donald Trump: Pro-Lifers Not to Blame for Planned Parenthood Shooting, Shooter Was a “Maniac”

CBS Says Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts are “Discredited” After Shooting

Why Pro-Life Advocates Are Not Responsible for the Planned Parenthood Shooting

Woman With Two Children Says She Had an Abortion Because They’d “Suffer” Having a Sibling

Missouri Judge Stops State From Revoking Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic’s License

Alabama Must Pay Its $51,000 Legal Fees After Judge Forces It to Fund Planned Parenthood

Québec Court Sops Launch of New Québec Euthanasia Law on December 10

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Planned Parenthood CEO Blames Pro-Lifers for Colorado Shooting: They’re “Hateful”
After using the tragic shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood to fund-raise for her abortion business, Planned Parenthood top brass continued the campaign to blame the actions of a deranged shooter not affiliated with the pro-life movement on pro-life people. Although alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear reportedly mentioned “baby body parts” when arrested at the scene of the crime, Dear has no connections with the pro-life movement.

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Shooter at Colorado Planned Parenthood Frazzled in 1st Court Hearing, May Face Death Penalty
Alleged Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear appeared frazzled in his first court hearing following his arrest. Dear, 57-years-old and residing in Colorado and North Carolina, was arrested at the scene in connection with the violent shooting that claimed the lives of three people, including one police officer and injured 9 others, including multiple officers.

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Planned Parenthood Pushes Abortion at Shooting Memorial, Woman Walks Out: “We’re Here to Mourn”
As our nation grieves for the victims of a crazed shooter at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday, some of the abortion business’s supporters say it is going too far by politicizing the tragic incident.

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Former Miss USA Dumps Tim Tebow Because He’s Committed to Abstinence Until Marriage
 More often lately it seems that people who do the right thing are the ones facing criticism and rejection. This week that person is pro-life athlete Tim Tebow. CBS Tampa Bay reports that Tebow’s girlfriend, the former Miss USA Olivia Culpo, broke up with him because he is saving sex until marriage.

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Hillary Clinton Slams Pro-Lifers After Shooting: Support Planned Parenthood, Don’t Attack It
 For the second time, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used a tragic shooting in Colorado to defend the Planned Parenthood abortion business. On Friday, Clinton sent a tweet exploiting the active shooting before the shooter was apprehended or a motive known to push for support for the abortion business.

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After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Ben Carson Says Pro-Life People Use “Hateful Rhetoric”
 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson may be pro-life, but he appears to have put his foot in his mouth again when it comes to a sensitive topic for the pro-life movement. Fresh from saying that legislation Congress and Florida passed to save the life of Terri Schiavo was “much ado about nothing,” Carson is now saying that the pro-life movement engages in “hateful rhetoric.”

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The View Blames Pro-Lifers for Colorado Shooting: Says Republican “Rhetoric” Responsible
 According to CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, conservative “rhetoric” “tossed fuel” onto the fire that is the abortion debate. The journalist appeared on The View, Monday, and demanded Republicans be held accountable in the wake of a Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting last week.

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Media: Pro-Lifers “Inflamed People” and “Created Environment” for Planned Parenthood Shooting
Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart’s MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that “the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . .

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Carly Fiorina: Blaming Pro-Lifers for Planned Parenthood Shooting is a “Typical Left-Wing Tactic”

Whether Gun Violence or Abortion Violence, Harming the Innocent is Always Wrong

Garrett Swasey’s Last Sermon: Our Objective is to Bring Glory to God, Not Ourselves

The Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter is Not Pro-Life and Pro-Life People are Not Extremists

Mike Huckabee: Killing People is Wrong Whether Outside or Inside Planned Parenthood

Marco Rubio: I Will Never Change My Pro-Life Position Opposing Abortion

Shooter at Colorado Planned Parenthood Called a “Rambling” Loner, Never Talked About Abortion

Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off Colorado Shooting, Says Pro-Lifers “Feed Domestic Terrorism”

Officer Killed During Shooting at Planned Parenthood Was Pro-Life, Co-Pastor at His Church

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Gunman Shoots Police Officers and Civilians at Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
An active shooter has shot multiple police officers and holed himself up in a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While a handful of vigilante extremists have used violence against either abortion clinics or the pro-life movement over the years, pro-life organizations of all stripes have vociferously condemned any and all violence in association with efforts to protect women and unborn children from abortion.

Hillary Clinton Exploits Colorado Springs Shooting: “Today We Stand With Planned Parenthood”
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was quick to exploit a shooting in Colorado Springs even before police have apprehend the gunman responsible for shooting multiple police officers and civilians.

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Pro-Life Groups Condemn Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic
Leading pro-life advocates are today responding to a tragic shooting in Colorado Springs near and at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic that has reportedly injured multiple police officers and civilians. While Planned Parenthood does not appear to be the target, the gunman involved reportedly hid inside the abortion facility to escape police and has been involved in a shootout with them.

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Woman Fell to the Floor Hyperventilating and Died After Having a Legal Abortion
 In January, 2012, 32-year-old Aisha Chithira was living in Dublin, Ireland and traveled to London England for an abortion because Ireland protects unborn children from abortions. She was 20 weeks pregnant at the time and had an abortion that eventually claimed her life.

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Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “Resist Practices That Threaten the Innocent Unborn”
 Pope Francis encouraged Catholics in Africa to reject abortion and treat children as a blessing on Thursday in Kenya. “We are also called to resist practices which foster arrogance in men, hurt or demean women, and threaten the life of the innocent unborn,” the pontiff said during a Mass at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, according to the BBC.

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Unborn Baby Gives His Parents and Thumbs Up in the Womb in an Amazing Ultrasound Image
 Little Lochlan Schofield became an internet sensation before he was ever born. In February, the unborn baby boy caught the attention of his parents – and later the world – when they watched him giving an encouraging thumbs-up on an ultrasound screen.

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Watts Love Got to Do With It: Parents Adopt 13 Children But Humbly Say, “We’re No Saints”
 Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence.

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Starbucks Shareholders Booed Pro-Lifer Asking Company to Stop Supporting Planned Parenthood
Some of America’s top corporations have announced publicly that they do not support Planned Parenthood in light of revelations about their organ harvesting business. In July, Coca Cola, Ford Motor Company, the American Cancer Society, American Express and Xerox assured customers that even though they were listed as partners on Planned Parenthood’s website, they do not support them through donations.

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People Hated Liam Neeson’s Pro-Abortion Ad So Much Amnesty International Hid the Ratings

Taxpayer-Funded Play Celebrates Abortion for Poor People: “That Baby Deserves Better”

Huffington Post Gives Planned Parenthood Free Advertising Disguised as “News” and Advice

Another Birth Parent Pressures Surrogate Mom of Triplets to Have Abortion

Abortion Supporters Justify Abortions Because Younger Unborn Babies “Don’t Look Like Babies”

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny Pushes Vote to Repeal 8th Amendment Protecting Unborn Babies

Peru Rejects Legalizing Abortions on Babies Conceived in Rape or Incest

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Abortions Decline to Historic Low: CDC Report Shows 31,000 Babies Saved From Abortions
The Centers for Disease Control released its national abortion report on Wednesday and the new figures how the number of abortions in the United States has declined to a historic low. Although approximately 699,000 babies lost their lives in abortions in 2012, the latest year CDC has produced figures for, that represents a decline of about half since the highs of more than 1.5 million in the late 1980s.

Newborn Baby With Umbilical Cord Attached Abandoned in Manger of Church’s Nativity Scene
The manger of a church’s nativity scene is normally found with a life-like baby resembling the baby Jesus. But a church in New York City temporarily had a live baby in its manager when someone abandoned a newborn baby with his umbilical cord still attached and placed him int he manger of the nativity.

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Abortionist Talks About Her Job Killing Babies for a Living: “I Have No Regrets, It’s Rewarding”
Chicago abortion practitioner Cheryl Chastine believes women need abortions, and that’s why the young doctor decided to begin doing them after medical school. The student group Medical Students for Choice told Chastine that one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime (a statistic that has been soundly refuted).

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Missouri Down to One Abortion Clinic After Planned Parenthood Stops Abortions in Columbia
 A Missouri Planned Parenthood stopped doing abortions Monday, leaving just one abortion clinic left in the whole state. The move came after Dr. Colleen McNicholas, who did abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, lost her “refer and follow” hospital admitting privileges at the University of Missouri Health Care, according to the Columbia Tribune.

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Liberals Applaud ABC TV Show “Scandal” for Showing Abortion During Playing of “Silent Night”
 The Left worships death. Don’t believe it? Check out the reception journalists and writers gave Thursday’s episode of Scandal on ABC. Scandal showed the main character, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), aborting her baby to the accompaniment of the Christmas hymn “Silent Night.”

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Abortion Activist Threatens Student’s Life After Writing Pro-Life Column, Ohio State Ignores It
 Ohio State University is coming under heavy criticism today for ignoring a threat an abortion activist made against a pro-life student after she published an article exposing the high percentage of abortions on black babies.

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Birth Father Demands Surrogate Have Abortion After Learning She’s Pregnant With Triplets
 A Georgia man never bargained for triplets when he hired a surrogate to have his child by in vitro fertilization. Now, he is demanding that she abort one of the babies. Surrogate mother Melissa Cook told The Sun that she is facing immense pressure to abort one of the triplets. The California woman is 17-weeks pregnant.

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Democrats Complain GOP Gets $300,000 to Investigate Planned Parenthood, Which Gets $500 Million
Pro-abortion Democrats continued their attack today of a Congressional panel that will begin investigating whether abortion businesses such as Planned Parenthood are illegally selling aborted babies’ body parts and changing abortion procedures to harvest them.

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“I’m Going to be a Grandfather?” The Priceless Moment When Dad Finds Out His Daughter’s Pregnant

Ben Carson: They Say Abortion is About Women’s Rights, “But What About the Baby?”

Planned Parenthood Kills 897 Babies in Abortions Every Single Day

Grant Was Literally Born With No Voice and a 3% Chance to Live, But He’s Defying the Odds

Abortion Activists Fear Supreme Court Upholding Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Planned Parenthood and Abortion Clinics Want to Force Maine to Pay for Abortions

Sex-Selection Abortions Targeting Girls in Vietnam are Causing a Massive Gender Ratio Imbalance

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Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Fund Abortions Around the World as a Method of Family Planning
Hillary Clinton wants the U.S. to start paying for women to abort their babies around the world. The pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate told an Iowa town hall group Sunday that she wants the U.S. to get around a law baring U.S. foreign aid for abortion, according to CNN.

Sherri Shepherd Loses Bid to Cut Off “Unwanted” Surrogate Baby, Judge Requires Child Support
In 2014, former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd came under fire after reports surfaced showing she wanted “nothing to do” with her unborn child now that her marriage is ending. Shepherd and husband, Lamar Sally used IVF to conceive a child but is apparently uninterested in caring for the baby, who is being carried by a surrogate mother.

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Producer of ABC’s Scandal, Showing Abortion During “Silent Night,” Sits on Planned Parenthood Board
The popular television show “Scandal” on ABC has pro-life people up in arms about the brash, pro-abortion messaging of its latest show. The Nov. 19 episode took on Congressional efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and glorified main character Olivia Pope’s abortion to the tune of “Silent Night.” The episode was a sickening hour-long “advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” Alexa Moutevelis wrote for Newsbusters.

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Mom’s Heartbreaking Pictures of Baby Miscarried at 16 Weeks Show Humanity of Unborn Children
 Ester Garcia was heartbroken when she miscarried her and her husband’s first child at 16 weeks, but they prayed that God would show them a reason for their baby’s death. The couple had met while praying on the sidewalk outside an abortion center. She and Edward were both single parents with a passion for pro-life outreach, and they believed God brought their families together for a special reason.

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Woman Who Cut Unborn Baby From Friend’s Stomach Did It to “Save the Baby”
 In New York, a woman nearly 9-months pregnant died after a childhood friend cut her unborn baby from her womb in an attempt to pass the infant off as her own. Angelikque Sutton, 22, had been stabbed multiple times across her body Friday. Sutton visited 22-year-old Ashleigh Wade (pictured above) at her apartment, where police say Wade stabbed Sutton to death, and then carved her baby out of her stomach.

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Auto Dealership Stops Supporting United Way Because It Funds Planned Parenthood
 “We don’t normally get involved in politics. We don’t try to throw our weight around with legislative issues. It was a bit of departure for us.” Those are the words of Bill Marsh Jr., partner in his long-standing family business, Bill Marsh Auto Group, in Traverse City, Mich.

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Fertility Doc Implanted Wrong Embryos Into Woman, Then Did an Abortion Without Her Consent
 A California couple’s hopes to have another child turned into a nightmare for more than just themselves after they say their fertility doctor implanted the wrong embryos and then aborted them without their knowledge or consent.

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Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger’s Grandson Strongly Supports Abortion
Margaret Sanger’s grandson is following in the Planned Parenthood founder’s footsteps. Alexander Sanger advocates for abortion as the chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council and previously as an ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, according to his biography.

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Woman Aborts Her Baby Because She and Her Partner Argue About Who Should Walk the Dog

New Movie “Grandma” Features Woman Raising Money to Abort Her Own Great-Grandchild

Doctors Said Little Naomi Was So Premature There Was No Hope for Her, But Her Parents Prayed

Ben Carson Won’t Apologize to Terri Schiavo’s Family After “Much Ado About Nothing” Quip

Popular Soccer Coach Explains His Shocking Story: My Mother Almost Aborted Me

Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Pro-Life Law Requiring Admitting Privileges for Abortionists

Caregiver Sentenced to Prison for Murder, Claimed He Killed Disabled Man in Assisted Suicide

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Planned Parenthood Praises ABC for Having Character Abort Her Baby as “Silent Night” Plays
Planned Parenthood sang the praises of the ABC show “Scandal” on Friday after the TV show glorified a main character’s abortion to the tune of “Silent Night” and the defeat of a bill to de-fund the abortion giant. “We just hope those in Congress — and throughout the nation — who are steadfast on rolling the clock back on reproductive health care access are taking note” of the show, Planned Parenthood said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Prays Next to Pro-Life Sign and Thanks God She Can Kill Babies
The Pro-Life Action League caught a disturbing moment on video (watch below) last Monday in Chicago outside a Planned Parenthood conference when an abortionist knelt down beside the photo of an aborted baby to thank God for her work. After the event, the pro-life group witnessed the unnamed, female abortionist’s prayer.

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Woman Nearly 9-Months Pregnant Dies After Friend Cuts Baby From Her Womb
In the second such case in two years in the United States, a woman nearly 9-months pregnant died after a childhood friend cut her unborn baby from her womb in an attempt to pass the infant off as her own. According to an AP report, mother Angelikque Sutton (pictured above), 22, had been stabbed multiple times across her body Friday. Sutton visited 22-year-old Ashleigh Wade at her apartment.

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“Scandal” Actors and Producer Defend Playing “Silent Night” as Character Aborts Her Baby
 ABC’s “Scandal” has everyone talking about the brash, pro-abortion messaging of its latest show. The Nov. 19 episode took on Congressional efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and glorified main character Olivia Pope’s abortion to the tune of “Silent Night.” The episode was a sickening hour-long “advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” Alexa Moutevelis wrote for Newsbusters.

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Men Arrested Who Allegedly Killed Pastor’s Wife and Their 12-Week-Old Unborn Child
 Police have arrested three suspects in the tragic murder of an Indiana pastor’s wife and her unborn child. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police arrested Larry Taylor, 18, on preliminary murder charges in connection with the killing of Amanda Blackburn and her 12-week unborn child, Fox News reported today. Police also arrested Jalen Watson and Diano Gorden in relation to the murder, according to the report.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas, Which De-Funded It After It Sold Aborted Baby Parts
 The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, which yanked its taxpayer funding after it was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.

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“The Good Wife” Tackles Planned Parenthood: Shows Abortionist Selling Baby Parts for $100
 While the media erupts about the bold way ABC’s latest episode of “Scandal” promoted abortion, another popular TV show tackled the issue of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies’ body parts on Sunday.

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Attorney General Won’t Say if Obama Will Enforce Law Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions
If an unborn baby survives a botched abortion and the abortionist just lets the baby die without providing him or her with proper medical care after the accidental birth, should the abortion doctor be held accountable? Apparently, if such a law were in place, Attorney general Loretta Lynch would not commit the Obama administration to enforcing it.

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A Single Mom of 5 Kids Almost Aborted This Beautiful Baby. But She Found Help

Hospital Overrides Patient’s Family, Threatens to Withdraw Lifesaving Medical Treatment

Woman: Husband Secretly Had Ultrasound Done to Pressure Her to Abort Her Twin Baby Girls

Poll: More Than 40% of Women Having an Abortion Attend Church, 70% Say They are Christians

Woman Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, Now Judge Won’t Terminate Rapist’s Parental Rights

Chinese Government Raked in Billions in Fines From One-Child, Forced Abortion Policy

Canada: Liberal Party Health Minister Jane Philpott Pushes for More Abortion Clinics

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Supreme Court Will Hear Suit on Texas Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Saving 10,000 From Abortion
The Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a lawsuit bought by abortion businesses against a pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The law has been credited with saving the lives of more than 10,000 unborn children.

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Katie Couric Complains Pro-Lifers Make It “Harder Than Ever” to Work at Planned Parenthood
Liberal, pro-abortion journalist Katie Couric on Tuesday interviewed the President of Planned Parenthood and worried about how “tough” pro-life supporters were making things for the organization. Couric snidely noted, “While Planned Parenthood says that abortions account for just three percent of its clinical work, opponents won’t be happy until that number is zero.”

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Ben Carson: Unlike Jeb Bush, I Would Not Have Aborted “Baby Hitler”
If you could go back in time, would you have aborted Baby Hitler? It’s one of those gotcha question that abortion advocates like to use to try to trip up pro-lifers. If we say “yes,” we’re labeled as hypocrites. If we say “no,” we’re labeled “pro-Hitler.” It’s also a question that could never happen. It’s a paradox.

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Newborn Baby Girl Bludgeoned to Death, Left Outside Apartment Building
 Local news in Chicago are reporting about a horrific case of infanticide there, where a newborn baby girl was bludgeoned to death and left ouside an apartment building. According to the reports, a man visiting his girlfriend was shocked when he discovered what he thought was a naked doll to be the body of a newborn baby girl.

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Abortionist Admits the Brutality of Abortion: “It’s Violence, It’s a Person, It’s Killing”
 Behind closed doors, abortion advocates are admitting the truth: Abortion is the violent killing of a human life. A undercover video recorded by the Center for Medical Progress and leaked by the website captures a Planned Parenthood official admitting that pro-lifers are right about abortion. The video shows panelists discussing abortion at a National Abortion Federation conference in April of 2014.

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Gates Foundation Will Sink Another $120 Million Into Promoting Abortion and Population Control
 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funneling more money into global programs promoting population control and abortion after a group warned that international family planning goals are not being met. The Gates Foundation promised to give an additional $120 million to Family Planning 2020 programs that support “the rights of women and girls to decide when and how many children they want to have,” the news website All Africa reported today.

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Police Seek Mother After 8 Dead Babies Were Found in Plastic Bags in an Apartment
Residents of a small German town are in shock after police discovered the bodies of as many as eight dead babies inside an apartment. Police said they are looking for a 45-year-old woman believed to be the mother, according to the New York Post. The dead babies’ bodies were found covered in blankets and placed in plastic bags in the apartment in Wallenfels, Germany; but reports are unclear about who first found them earlier this week.

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Woman Who Was Raped on Why She Rejected Abortion: “That May be the Only Kid You Have”
Her unborn child was the product of rape. She he didn’t even know how to feed a baby or change a diaper – but she chose life. The mother and sexual assault victim recently shared her experience with Humans of St. Louis.

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Abortion Business Owner Secretly Reopens Shady Clinic Where Woman Died From Abortion

Healthy 24-Year-Old Approved for Euthanasia Because She Was Depressed Changes Her Mind

Whistleblower: Planned Parenthood Paid $3 for Birth Control But Billed Medicaid $35

After Her Stepfather Raped Her, She Rejected Abortion: My Daughter is “My Beauty From My Ashes”

She Had More Than Eight Abortions While Single, Now She’s Married and Can’t Get Pregnant

Abortion Activists Tweet the Details of Their Periods to Try to Overturn Pro-Life Laws

Abortion Activists Want Television Programs to Show Abortions “Aren’t Evil or Demonic”

Students at University of Michigan Organize Yearly Event for Women to Brag About Their Abortions

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Dem Councilman to Gun Rights Advocates – Shut Up and Get Out

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Shut up and leave us alone!

During a recent city council meeting in Poughkeepsie, New York, Democrat councilman Joe Rich appeared to lose his cool with residents who opposed restrictive gun legislation, telling them to “shut up” and stay out of his city.

Representatives for the Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE) gave a presentation to the council on the negative impacts of an ordinance requiring mandatory storage of firearms.

After defending the ordinance because some people might break into one’s house and use their own gun against them if they don’t lock it up, a mind-numbing defense of the concept of mandatory firearm storage, Rich accused the group of not wanting gun laws to work because it would cause Second Amendment supporters “a lot of trouble.”

He accused those in the audience of not even being from the city and not “loving” Poughkeepsie.

One person at the meeting spoke up and said there are certainly people at the meeting from the 2nd Ward that Rich represents, including himself.

That’s when Rich snapped:

“Quiet! You’re not recognized!” Rich shouted. “Shut up! You’re not recognized…I’m tired of having people from the audience interrupt me! I’ve listened to all you people from 5 p.m.! Shut up!”Liberalism a mental disorder 2

He told the pro-gun group to “leave us alone.”

What caused the furor in Rich’s eyes?

“I didn’t mean to lose my temper,” he told the Poughkeepsie Journal.  “But felt it was abusive for them to come there in large numbers, wearing their shirts.”

So, large amounts of Second Amendment advocates wearing shirts are a source of angst for Mr. Rich?

At one point, someone in the crowd yells out “Oh my God, the man needs help!”

Watch the fiery exchange below …


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Truths that need to be told about Hillary Clinton from Dick Morris

Posted By on Jan 24, 2014

A very good and dear friend of mine, owner of Executives Service Agency in Phoenix, Arizona, contacted me with some information regarding Hillary Clinton. He suggested that I do some research to verify it for myself, and so I did. What I found was almost unbelievable. Hillary didn’t really have a great past before she entered politics.  One could say it was quite radical. In fact, we could say it was extremely radical.

Now, I pride myself on writing my own material and only use other sources for verification of facts, but I am going to share some information from Dick, written by Mr. Morris about Hillary back in May of 2007.

Mr. Morris writes:

Bill Clinton’s syrupy five minute ad for Hillary… he introduces the commercial by saying that (he) wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary’s background. His version of her biography is about as reliable as if it appeared in Pravda!

So, I wanted to make a few corrections.

Bill says: Hillary never wanted to run for public office, but she did want to work at public service.

Bill says: In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.

The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.

Bill says: Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights project for poor kids.

The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.

Bill says: Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers.

The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She only joined the prestigious Rose Law Firm after Bill became Attorney General and made partner only after he was elected governor.

Bill says: President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman.

The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to be chairman.

Bill says: She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Walmart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.

Bill says: Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance.

The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I helped to negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.

Bill says: Hillary was the face of America all over the world

The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them

Bill says: Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and women’s issues.

The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 9-11 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation.

Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton:  She has done everything possible to weaken our country (that’s you and me!) when it comes to dealing with the enemies of the United States.

  1. She wanted to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
  2. She wanted to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA.
  3. She wanted to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
  4. She wanted to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA.
  5. She wanted to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.

One cannot think of a single bill Hillary Clinton has introduced, or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in order to deal with our enemies.  However, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weakens the United States and makes it a more dangerous place for all of us.

One fact was Hillary used taxpayer money to apologize for the “offensive video,” that was used as an excuse by the Obama administration to cover for her and the president’s ridiculous lie about the attack in Benghazi in 2012.

Point of fact, I really can’t think of any good Hillary Clinton has done before or after she married Bill Clinton and especially not as Secretary of State under Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Hey Hillary I told you, “Do you really think we are going to let you forget that or for that matter- get away with it

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Richard Anthony is a US Army veteran who served from 1975 to 1980.  He was stationed in Frankfurt West Germany from 1976 to 1978 with the 3rd Armored Divisions 143rd Signal Battalion as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Specialist and was also with the 1st Cavalry Division 1st/12th Cav as a Combat Medic until discharge in 1980.  He has been married for 20 years and has 3 sons.  He’s also a very involved Tea Party activist.


Indiana Makes Move to Nullify Obamacare

Posted By on Jan 21, 2014


Rep. Timothy Harman, along with two co-authors, introduced HB1406 on January 15, 2014.  The bill, if passed and signed into law, would effectively nullify Obamacare in the state of Indiana.

The bill was promptly transferred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The bill forbids the state and its employees, officers, or officials from “acting on behalf of the state, engage in an activity that aids any person in the enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

The legislation would also prevent “the state and political subdivisions of the state, including counties, municipalities, and special purpose districts” from establishing “an exchange for the purchase of a health plan” or participating in or purchasing “a health plan from an exchange established by a nonprofit organization.”

The legislation will need a majority vote in order for it to be considered by the full Indiana House.

According to the Tenth Amendment Center, you can have a major impact on this legislation.  They recommend the following:

1. Call the Committee Chair, Timothy Brown.  Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee.  A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.


2.  Call the rest of the committee members.  Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB1406.  If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.  If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.

All members of the Ways and Means Committee can be reached at  800-382-9841 . Ask to be transferred to their office.

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3.  Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.  Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be.

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5.  Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB1406. Following strong legal principles, it’s essential that Indiana no longer help the federal government carry out the Affordable Care Act. Passing HB1406 will start that process.

Author: Tim Brown

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Tennessee Nullification of Obamacare & All Federal Gun Laws Legislation Introduced

After reading the following article, please pray with me that most of the other States will follow Tennessee’s Example. Obamacare will then die a natural death.

This is a great example of the States taking BACK the power our founders wanted the States to maintain. MrB


Posted By on Jan 16, 2014

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First, SB1680 is being sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), along with eight co-sponsors in the Tennessee senate and a companion bill in the House by Rep. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon).  The bills would prohibit the state, its officials and agencies from implementing or administering any part of the Affordable Care Act.

The bill reads in part:

“No powers, assets, employees, agents or contractors of the state, including any institution under control of the University of Tennessee or the Tennessee board of regents, or any political subdivision, municipality or other local government entity shall be used to assist in implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or any subsequent federal amendment to such act…”

Georgia has introduced similar legislation and this comes on the heels of South Carolina’s legislation to that is designed to gut the massive health care law.

According to the Tenth Amendment Center’s national communications director Mike Maharrey, the idea behind nullification by the states is to cause the federal system to collapse, in order to replace it with a decentralized system at the state level.

“We know the feds counted on the states to do the heavy lifting,” Maharrey continued.  “We know the number of states refusing to create exchanges created problems. If enough states simply say, ‘No,’ this monstrosity will collapse under its own weight.”

“This action, especially in conjunction with similar steps being taken in other states, has the effect of nullifying ObamaCare,” said Rep. Pody, echoing Maharrey’s comments.

“If the feds cannot even build an appropriate website or keep their promises to consumers, they will be extremely hard-pressed to implement the other provisions for this program within our boundaries,” Pody added.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday Senator Mae Beavers also introduced legislation to stop the usurpation of the federal government in the area of the Second Amendment.  SB1607, 2014 Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, was introduced to cut the legs out from under any federal gun laws.

The legislation seeks to delete an entire section of the Tennessee code and replace it with the following:

(a) Any federal enactment or federal enforcement action relating to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition, is void in this state.

(b) Any federal enactment or federal enforcement action impacting or infringing upon the rights of individuals or entities relative to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition, is void in this state.

(c) No public official, employee, or agent of this state or any of its political subdivisions shall act, aid, or otherwise cooperate to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate any fine, penalty, or other federal enactment or federal enforcement action in this state.

(d) Any enforcement of, or attempt to enforce, any federal enactment or federal enforcement action against any individual or entity in this state is an infringement of the civil rights of the individual so affected, and with respect to any such entity, such action is a violation of the rights of each individual having an ownership or membership interest in such entity.

Additionally, the bill would make it an “offense to knowingly enforce or attempt to enforce any federal enactment or to further assist any federal enforcement action.”

The person violating the legislation would be charged with a Class A misdemeanor on the first violation and a Class C felony on a second or subsequent violation.

A press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association reads:

The Firearms Freedom Act declares that the States speaking through the US Constitution expressly prohibited the federal government from having any regulatory authority over firearms inside the state of   Tennessee, and as such no federal firearms law in Tennessee is valid. These prohibitions are most prominent in the wording of 2nd and 10th Amendments. The new push will mandate criminal penalties for any federal or state official attempting to enforce unconstitutional federal firearms laws within the borders of Tennessee.  It is also expected to authorize citizens to pursue claims by expressly defining federal firearms laws as intentional civil rights violations.

Executive Director for the TFA John Harris said, “We are closely watching the legislature this year. Any elected official who votes against or works to obstruct the right to keep and bear arms will likely feel the pain from the voters in their district during their next election.” 

“Any elected official in Tennessee who works against this bill is frankly siding with President Obama on gun control,” Harris continued.  “If you don’t vote to protect your own citizens and state from Obama’s liberal gun-grabbing agenda, then you are effectively supporting his gun control scheme and the intentional destruction of the Bill of Rights.”

This would ultimately rule all federal firearm laws as null and void in Tennessee, something that should have been done when the first federal firearms laws were issued.  Well done Tennessee

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