Sunday, February 26, 2017

Merkel Gives In To US Pressure On NATO

Via Billy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday her country needs to meet its NATO obligation to spend 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

The Trump administration is actively pushing NATO allies to increase their spending. Germany currently spends about 1.2 percent of GDP on defense, which Merkel vows to change if she is elected for a fourth term in office this September.

“Obligations have to be fulfilled,” Merkel said at a campaign rally Saturday. “And, others in the world will demand that of us. And, I think they’re right that Germany must uphold its obligations.”

The Culture War and Secession

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Unknown terrorist :) at the Sam Davis Youth Camp 2010 
That this country is divided and engaged in a cultural war is a fact that cannot be disputed. On the one side you have the Leftists, Satanists, most Democrats, RINO’s and the Transgender crowd who all realize this and they know what this war is all about–the destruction of Christian culture and influence. On the other side you have patriotic and conservative folks, many of them Christians, and, unfortunately, many of them  don’t have a clue as to what this war is really all about, or that there even is a war. They seem to think that most of this is, somehow, a political issue and most of them have been taught that politics is “of the world” and so they shouldn’t get involved. That’s rotten theology, but it has been effective theology for the past 150 years, so why should the Leftists and their ilk change horses in midstream when this horse has been doing so well?

Trump orders all federal agencies to form ‘regulatory reform task force’

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President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is at left. The executive order would establish regulatory reform officers and task forces within federal agencies a part of his push to slash federal government regulations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump on Friday signed another executive order aimed at reducing federal regulations, this time directing all government agencies to form a “regulatory reform task force” that will identify unneeded red tape and remove it.

In brief comments in the Oval Office, the president said each task force will report back to the White House “every once in a while” with their findings.

“Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations,” Mr. Trump said while surrounded by top U.S. business leaders. “The regulatory burden is, for the people behind me and for the great companies of this country, and for the small companies, an impossible situation.

We’re going to solve it very quickly.”

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s 6-figure government payout under scrutiny

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A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker's compensation and Social Security disability benefits. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker's compensation and Social Security disability benefits.

The Chicago Tribune reported Jackson receives $100,000 per year in worker's compensation benefits because he has bipolar disorder and depression and another $38,400 per year in disability benefits.

Craig Holman, from the watchdog group Public Citizen, called that amount of money "breathtaking" for a former congressman.

"I can't imagine in any way that his bipolar disorder would have been caused in any way by his congressional duties," Holman said. "It's really troubling to see someone who goes to prison for corruption coming out of prison (and collecting that money)."

Viet Jet Air

Dated and re-post since I'll use it next week. The song isn't Vietnamese.

300 'sanctuary restaurants' join 300 'sanctuary cities'

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 photo, a sanctuary restaurant sign is shown at Russell Street Deli in Detroit. Dozens of restaurants are seeking "sanctuary" status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees in an immigrant-heavy industry and tone down fiery rhetoric sparked by the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The anti-Trump "sanctuary restaurant" movement to shield illegal immigrants has reached parity with the "sanctuary city" effort in many major cities, according to leaders of the effort.

Led by a legal group for restaurant workers and a "Latinx" advocacy organization, over 300 restaurants have joined the sanctuary effort, equal to the over 300 sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal officials seeking to detain criminal illegals, the deportation target of both former President Obama and President Trump.

Lawyer: Racist Note Given To Black Waitress In Virginia Is A Fake Photo

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A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month fabricated the incident, the customer claims.

Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt.

But the note was forged, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the customer.

Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one penny — because her service was poor, not because she is black.

Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

 Tricia Croney, the owner of Pretty Hunter, a Michigan-based company offering gun-related product lines for women, believes women "not only feel but behave much more confident" when they know how to hunt and how to defend themselves. She was one of many Great American Outdoor Show vendors appealing to the growing numbers of female gun enthusiasts. (Frank Craig for the Washington Examiner)

Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions."

Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense.

Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.

"Women should not be afraid to know how to handle a weapon when they use them," said Ross, whose husband, an Army Special Forces soldier, taught her when they met 14 years ago.

Radical Thomas Perez Beats Radical Keith Ellison to Lead D.N.C.

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It is a classic matchup that places the Democratic Party's unwavering commitment to diversity on full display: The two front-runners in this week's election for DNC chairman are a race-obsessed black hate monger and a race-obsessed Hispanic hate monger. The former is Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota. The latter is Thomas Perez, who served as Assistant Attorney General in the Obama Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and subsequently as Obama's Secretary of Labor. A clash of titans, if there ever was one.

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Thomas Perez Dropped Voter Intimidation Charges Against Black Panthers Who Brought Weapons to Polling Place

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Back in 2008, two men from the the New Black Panther party showed up to a polling place in Philadelphia brandishing weapons to intimidate voters. The two men became confrontational when approached by a video tracker who asked them what they were doing with weapons in front of a polling place.

From The Free Beacon:

The Department of Justice had a straightforward case against the two, according to former attorney J. Christian Adams, until Perez, then head of the agency’s Civil Rights Division, intervened. Adams resigned in protest after the charges were dropped. He called Perez the “most extreme cabinet nominee” he had ever seen.
The Department of Justice whistleblower who resigned over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case said President Barack Obama’s labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez is the “most extreme cabinet nominee in 70 years.”
J. Christian Adams, who worked for Perez at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, sent a stern warning to the U.S. Senate about Perez’s policies.
“Different business groups who don’t think the nominee matters should pay close attention to Perez’s record,” Adams said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. “People like Perez are very skillful at creatively ignoring the law to suit their own ends.”

DHS Announces It Will Award Contracts For Border Wall By Mid-April

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President Trump’s promise to build a “great wall” on the border between the United States and Mexico is happening – whether liberals like it or not.

The Department of Homeland Security is kicking off bid solicitations, according to
The Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends on issuing a solicitation in electronic format on or about March 6, 2017 for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico. The procurement will be conducted in two phases, the first requiring vendors to submit a concept paper of their prototype(s) by March 10, 2017, which will result in the evaluation and down select of offerors by March 20, 2017.  The second phase will require the down select of phase 1 offerors to submit proposals in response to the full RFP by March 24, 2017, which will include price.  Multiple awards are contemplated by mid-April for this effort.  An option for additional miles may be included in each contract award.

Meet ‘Indivisible,’ the progressive organization behind the raucous GOP town-halls

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Congressman Dave Brat, R-Va., answers a question during a town hall meeting with the congressman in Blackstone, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


Indivisible is a group of progressive activists who are showing up at Republican town halls across the country with the purpose of wreaking havoc.

Rep. Dave Brat ran into the team at several of his town-halls – of which CNN described as “raucous” and the Washington Post dubbed as “fiery” – all without noting the coordinated efforts by Indivisible team to do and be just that.

The Richmond Times Dispatch was more honest in its reporting, and noted many of the angry constituents showing up at these town halls throughout the state of Virginia to protest members were from Indivisible Richmond – Indivisible’s local team – and Together We Will.

The Dispatch reported in an article entitled “The women who are up in in Dave Brat’s Grill”: “After the election, a group of former Democratic staffers put together the Indivisible guide for how to approach lawmakers, which openly describes successful strategies used by the tea party movement.

Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics

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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. Add Medicaid expansion to the list of "Obamacare" provisions that Americans want to keep. That's the conclusion of a new poll, which finds that 8 in 10 U.S. adults say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert.

"Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post."

His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online.

Brown said that social media is used to manipulate opinion, proven in the last presidential election.

Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent

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Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.

SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. 

And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.

Driver arrested after plowing truck into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade leaving 28 injured and 5 critical

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At least 28 people have been injured when a truck plowed into party-goers at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

The crash happened at the corner of Orleans and N. Carrollton avenues at around 6.45pm during the Endymion Parade.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said there is no evidence to suspect this is terrorism and that the 26-year-old driver appeared 'highly intoxicated'.

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