Friday, February 15, 2019

Focus on the Family to put live 4-D ultrasounds on Times Square

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In response to New York's new abortion law, which effectively allows unlimited abortion until birth, Focus on the Family launched the largest pro-life effort in the organization's history.

The 12-week campaign, dubbed SEE LIFE CLEARLY, will culminate in a May 4 event in Times Square, "Alive from New York," where live 4-D ultrasounds will be broadcast on a jumbotron.

"We’re looking to fill Times Square with pro-life Americans, and it will feature live music, compelling and inspirational speakers, and best of all, live 4-D ultrasounds broadcast on a massive digital marquee in Times Square, powerfully showing the world that a baby inside the womb is fully human and should be given the chance to be born," Focus announced.

The Art of War – Counter-Insurgency Against the Red-Green Axis

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Centuries ago the Chinese military scholar Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War” in which he said:

In order to be victorious in battle, you must know your enemy.

Tzu taught his disciples and the thousands who have read his work that, to prosecute war successfully, an understanding of the enemy’s motivation, history, moral authority, goals, objectives, strengths, and weaknesses is essential to formulate a plan of action.

In America today, we are fighting against two separate insurgencies – Marxism (Collectivism, Democratic Socialism) and Islam (Jihad and Sharia Law).  Each has its own and very different world view, but they share one common goal – to destroy our constitutional republic that protects and secures the Natural Law Rights and sovereignty of the individual.  Working together, this Red-Green Axis has set in motion an agenda that will fundamentally change America from within.

What is Insurgency? As defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica:

David Hogg Claims AR-15 Owners are "Hunting" Human Beings

Speaking of dipshits.

Former Ford Employee Acted In Self-Defense When Shooting Coworkers

Pro-Shooter Shane Coley: This Is How You Hold A Glock+

I don't hold my support hand that high.

Comment on The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare

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As someone who makes a living in a STEM field... there are many factors that made me switch from being concerned about CO2 emissions to not, but the two main ones are:

1. A lack of transparency. In a SCIENCE people critique and work to replicate studies. To do this they need access to the original data and methodology. The BS "climate scientists" deny access to both. RED FLAG LIKE CRAZY.

2. "Climate change" as presented is not falsifiable. This violates one of the fundamental aspects of science - the ability to prove something wrong. If, as they claim, it's CLIMATE CHANGE no matter whether it's warmer, colder, wetter, drier, calmer, or stormier, then there's no test or standard against which it could be measured to prove it false.

There are other reasons too - like verifiable fraud, the fact that back when it was a new ice age coming the remedy was exactly the same - more power to government, lowered standards of living, and population control.


“Second Amendment Sanctuary County” Declared by Quay County, New Mexico

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If the left thought they were clever pronouncing “Sanctuary Cities” for illegal aliens, they may have to rethink things. Now that concept of “Sanctuary” has been used in a way they will likely hate.

In the state of New Mexico, pending legislation — including House Bill 8 — would negatively impact gun rights. A number of citizens have expressed their dissatisfaction, but the state legislature has moved forward anyway.

Quay County, New Mexico residents decided enough was enough. They took matters into their own hands and now have created a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” for those who support the Constitutionally-protected right to bear arms, according to a report by KRQE.

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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall stopping 'virtual invasion': Will Have 8 Billion

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 A senior administration official on the call with Mulvaney said an emergency declaration was needed only to redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funds, saying low-priority projects would be shelved. The official said Trump could redirect without an emergency about $600 million from the Treasury Department's forfeiture fund and about $2.5 billion from Defense Department anti-drug activities.

"We're declaring it for virtual invasion purposes," Trump said in a Rose Garden speech."It's not like it's complicated, it's very simple. We want to stop drugs from coming into our country. We want to stop criminals and gangs from coming into our country.

White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney shared details on a media call before Trump's speech, saying the declaration would allow $8 billion for border barrier construction, including the $1.37 billion in fencing funds approved by Congress this week. Trump signed that spending bill into law at around 2 p.m. Friday, after his public remarks.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lincoln’s Broad Economic Revolution

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In the four prewar years 1856-1860, total federal expenditures were a mere $274 million, and financed by tariffs (disproportionately paid by the South), and the sale of public lands. The direct costs of the Northern war effort 1861-1865 is estimated at $2.3 billion; when indirect costs such as outright destruction and soldier pensions are included the estimate rises to $8 billion. “[The] Union’s expenditures on the war were equivalent to more than 70% of the North’s share of the 1859 gross domestic product. Lincoln’s war economy enabled Philip Amour to make $2 million selling pork to the Northern army; Clement Studebaker amassed a fortune providing wagons to Northern forces, and Andrew Carnegie grew rich as an iron merchant.
Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political (and Economic) Divide

Lincoln’s Broad Economic Revolution

“First . . . the [Northern] citizenry remained passionately resistant to any form of federal income tax. A second option was to turn to borrowing. The great advantage of this choice was that it would pass some of the cost of the war on to future generations (in the form of interest and debt). A final choice was to print money and declare it legal tender – a policy not without cost. The printing of currency not backed by specie would raise prices, thus financing the war through inflation.

As soon as the war began, President Lincoln ordered Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase to begin taking steps to fund the war. Chase faced an economy that had barely recovered from the Panic of 1857 before being thrown into recession by the secession crisis. Chase initially turned to increase import fees, excise taxes and the sale of government land, but he soon shifted his attention to the sale of [war] bonds [hoping] to fund its war effort through a form of borrowing.

Congress [passed] the revolutionary Legal Tender Act [in] February 1862 [which] provided for the issuance of $150 million in non-interest bearing notes. Although not backed by gold or silver, these “greenbacks” were legal tender for all debts except import duties and interest on government loans. By issuing notes without the backing of specie, the government risked serious inflation.

In August 1861 Congress passed a 3 percent tax on incomes of more than eight hundred dollars, but it was a year before those funds were collects. The following July a new revenue measure expanded income taxes and added an assortment of other levies.

In late summer 1862 bond sales had dwindled [and] Secretary Chase turned to Philadelphia broker Jay Cooke to orchestrate a massive campaign to stimulate them. This strategy [of 2500 agents nationwide] anticipated the patriotic war bond drives of World Wars I and II. [Roughly] one in four Northern families [purchased them,] Yet it appears most war bonds ended up in the hands of banks and wealthy investors.

The final piece of Chase’s financial program did not fall into place until midway through the war. The National Banking Act of February 1863 (and legislation of June 1864) established a new system of banks. Finally, in March 1865, Congress passed a 10 percent tax on all notes issued by State banks [which was sufficient to] drive most State banks into the new banking system.

When all was said and done bond sales funded two-thirds of the North’s military expenses. Various forms of wartime taxation funded 21 percent of the war’s cost, and the remaining costs were financed through inflation. By printing greenbacks the federal government caused an increase in prices, which had a measurable impact on the Northern economy. At their peak, prices rose to 80 percent above antebellum levels.

The funding legislation passed by the war Congress raises a broader issue. How did wartime measures reshape the American economy?

One long-standing interpretation is that the war was a triumph of industrial capitalism. With for decades the intellectual heirs of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had battled over the constitutionality of federal measures to assist economic development.

With the [Southern] congressmen safely out of the way [in 1861] – so the interpretation goes – Republicans were free to pursue an agenda which features protective tariffs and strong banking legislation. The Civil War provide the perfect excuse for imposing a broad economic revolution.”

(The North Fights the Civil War: The Homefront, J. Matthew Gallman, Ivan R. Dee, 1993, excerpts pp. 96-99)

Schumer Furious That Republicans Are Granting Green New Deal a Senate Vote

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“I would rename the Green New Deal, the Red New Disaster because that’s exactly what it would be.It’s embarrassing for those who put that out and appear to be serious about it. For anyone to suggest that you can undo clearly a century-plus of fossil fuel development on a ten-year timeline and not to have a decimated economy is just strictly insanity.”
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer took Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to task for his pledge to schedule a vote on the Green New Deal, calling the move a “cheap, cynical ploy.”

On Tuesday, McConnell told Capitol Hill reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal,” adding, “And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

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