Monday, April 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton: 'Religious Beliefs ... Have to Be Changed' About Abortion

Christian Post - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" to allow women access to "reproductive health care" – which was widely seen as a call to change views on abortion.

"Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed," Clinton said at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit in New York City.

"As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone – and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States," she added in her keynote address at the event Thursday.

Clinton also spoke about illegal immigrants, criticizing "those who offer themselves as leaders who would deport mothers working to give their children a better life, rather than risk the ire of talk radio."    Read More

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Democrats’ Hillary predicament

Gary Gross - For years, Democrats have hitched their wagon to Hillary’s star. In 2002, Democrats tried talking Hillary into running against George W. Bush. She declined, supposedly to run for the open seat rather than run against a well-financed incumbent. Now, Democrats have a problem on their hands.

Josh Kraushaar’s article highlights the difficult situation Democrats are facing:
Democrats didn’t fully appreciate the size of the gamble they’re taking on Hillary Clinton by assuming she’s their strongest 2016 candidate, but they’re sure finding out now.
Forget the email server. The latest revelation—that a Canadian mining company with close ties to the Clinton Foundation sold its uranium business to the Russians with approval from Clinton’s State Department—is more damaging than any of the previous controversies that have buffeted the campaign.
The story goes to the heart of several serious, growing vulnerabilities that Clinton will be facing, sooner or later. First, the perception of foreign entities paying the Clinton Foundation and later getting favorable treatment from the State Department raises the spectre of foreign governments buying access at the highest levels of the U.S. government—a politically potent allegation should any connection be proven. The fact that Clinton reportedly concealed the company’s donations to the foundation from the Obama administration only raises the reason for suspicion.
Hillary’s apologists have insisted that she didn’t break the law since this story broke. That remains to be seen but it’s irrelevant. It isn’t that committing a crime is insignificant. It’s that selling US foreign policy to the highest bidder is disgusting.

There’s nothing coincidental about Bill Clinton getting oversized speaking fees and $145,000,000 in contributions came into the Clinton Foundation while Russia was tried buying uranium from the United States through a proxy in Kazakhstan.
Third, it raises the question of what other actions she took as secretary of State that would have the consequence of enriching her family through the Clinton Foundation. Former President Bill Clinton made a half-million speaking to a Russian investment bank promoting the mining company’s stock shortly after the corporate takeover. That badly threatens to undermine her positioning as a populist fighter for the “everyday” American—an image her campaign has been assiduously pushing with her low-key launch.
Last weekend, John Podesta was confronted by Hillary supporters at a fundraiser. Specifically, they bombarded him with questions about her biggest scandals. When your chief fundraisers are questioning you, you’ve got problems.

Q: How do you give a chameleon a nervous breakdown? A: put him against a plaid background.
Hillary’s nervous breakdown moment will hit when Republicans and moderators ask how she’ll solve the international crises she’s created. Will she admit that her decisions contributed mightily to the ISIS crisis? Will she admit that her giving the Russian foreign minister emboldened Putin? Will she admit that the Arab Spring was a total disaster?

I can’t see that happening.

Meanwhile, the Republican candidate can simply say that his foreign policy won’t make the mistake of capitulating to Iran or Russia. The GOP candidate will just have to lay out a comprehensive strategy rather than jumping from one hotspot to the next without a real strategy.

Hillary isn’t a great candidate. If her last name was Stein instead of Clinton, Democrats would have run her off.

Holder’s Corrupt Legacy Lives On in Loretta Lynch

FrontPageMag.Com - In a move destined to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans, the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch, currently U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as United States Attorney General. The 56-43 vote occurred after a delay of more than five months, and Lynch was put over the top when 10 Republicans broke ranks with their colleagues to confirm Eric Holder’s successor. Those Republicans are Kelly Ayotte (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), Mark Kirk (IL), Rob Portman (OH), Thad Cochran (MS), Ron Johnson (WI) and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (KY). “Today, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to be America’s next Attorney General — and America will be better off for it,” said President Obama in a statement.
Hardly. As Lynch made painfully clear during her pre-confirmation hearings, she is more than prepared to kick the Constitution to the curb in pursuit of Obama’s agenda, especially with regard to illegal immigration.
There were several legitimate reasons not to confirm her. During questioning by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lynch made it clear she believes the “right and the obligation to work is shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here.” Lynch also refused to answer Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) question regarding whether is it constitutional for the federal government to take out an American citizen on U.S. soil with a drone strike, absent an imminent threat.    Read More

A Nazi invasion of Palestine, 1942

Larry Hart - What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Palestine in World War II? They came close, so close that preparations had to be made to defend the Yishuv (community) in Palestine.
This is how it happened.
When Italy entered World War II on the side of Germany in June of 1940 they attacked the British in North Africa from their bases in Libya with the strategy of moving through Egypt pushing out the English, taking the Suez Canal and moving into Asia and capturing the Mosul oil fields of Iraq, and possibly bringing and early end to the war with an Axis victory.   Read More

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Clintons of Tammany Hall

Gary Gross

Ron Fournier’s article for National Journal draws on his extensive historical knowledge of the Clintons. Here’s a great example of that information:
April 22, 2015 Gennifer Flowers. Cattle futures. The White House travel office. Rose Law Firm files. The Lincoln Bedroom. Monica Lewinsky. And now, the Clinton Foundation. What ties these stories together is the predictable, paint-by-numbers response from the Bill and Hillary Clinton political operation.
  1. Deny: Salient questions are dodged, and evidence goes missing. The stone wall is built.
  2. Deflect: Blame is shifted, usually to Republicans and the media.
  3. Demean: People who question or criticize the Clintons get tarred as right-wing extremists, hacks, nuts, or sluts.
One thing that’s left out of Fournier’s article is that the Clintons will fiercely insist that they’re innocent of any criminal wrong-doing. That isn’t meaningful because politicians write ethics laws that protect politicians. One political consultant once said that the thing that’s infuriating isn’t what is a crime in Washington, DC. It’s all the stuff that isn’t a crime in Washington, DC. Here’s a list of questions Fournier wants answered:
What did donors expect from the Clintons? Did they receive favors in return? Why did the Clintons do business with countries that finance terrorism and suppress the rights of women? Did family and friends benefit from their ties to the foundation? And, in a broader sense, what do the operations of the foundation say about Hillary Clinton’s management ability and ethical grounding?
Already, John Podesta, one of the sleaziest political operators in US history, is insisting that Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash is total political hackery:

Here’s Podesta’s opinion about Schweizer’s book:
JOHN PODESTA: It’s a book that’s written by a former Bush operative who’s a reporter for that august news organization He’s cherrypicked information from information that’s been disclosed and woven in a bunch of conspiracy theories about it. The facts — there’s nothing new about it — the conspiracy theories, I guess, we’ll find out when we get to read the book.
It’s particularly noteworthy that the first accusation out of Podesta’s mouth was that Schweizer is “a former Bush operative.” It’s noteworthy because it’s setting the table for discrediting Mr. Schweizer. The inference is that anyone who worked for the Bush administration isn’t trustworthy. Here’s what Schweizer did as “a Bush operative”:
Schweizer Worked For The Bush White House As A Speechwriting Consultant From 2008-2009.
WOW! Being a presidential speechwriter is one hell of an accusation. But I digress. What’s interesting about Podesta’s statement is that they’re made without him knowing what’s in the book. He admits that he doesn’t what’s in it when he said “we’ll find out when we get to read the book.”

Podesta’s statements are non sequiturs at best. Let’s suppose that Schweizer was a speechwriter during the last 2 years of the Bush administration. So what? The only thing that that’s proof of is that Schweizer was a speechwriter for the Bush administration. As for being a reporter for Breitbart, that information is worthy of another so what? Finally, considering the fact that Podesta admitted that he doesn’t know what’s in the book, how can he say with total certitude that Schweizer’s book is filled with conspiracy theories?

The reality is that Podesta won’t let Hillary answer the questions that Mr. Fournier wants answers to. That’s because he knows that there’s lots of corruption wherever the Clintons of Tammany Hall spot an opportunity.

A rare glance into the heart of a WWI German U-boat

Business Insider - The following images, provided by Tyne & Wear Archives, show the heart of a World War I German submarine that sank in 1918 after it was rammed by a torpedo boat destroyer.

During WWII, Germany built 1,162 destructive "U-boats," which is short for the German word "Unterseeboot," or undersea boat. By April 1917, 430 Allied and civilian vessels were sunk by German U-boats.

Discussing the War on Family With Free Range Kids

John Dunne - We held an amazing show last Saturday night as we discussed the war on the Family, the #waronwomen and welcomed a very special guest as Lenore Skenazy aka America’s worst Mother to discuss Free Range Kids. As always it was a discussion based around the facts, lots of opinion and of course plenty of fun along the way.

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Rubio jumps to top of GOP pack

The Hill - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is the new leader atop the Republican presidential field, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Fifteen percent of GOP voters surveyed for a new Quinnipiac University poll said that Rubio would be their first choice if the primary was held today — a 10 point jump from the survey at the beginning of last month. 

In the latest poll, 13 percent backed his onetime political mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and 11 percent said they would support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. In the March survey, Walker and Bush led with 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively. 

Unlike Rubio, Walker and Bush have not officially announced that they will seek the nomination, but have been hiring campaign advisers and courting donors.

Asked who they would vote for if their favored candidate was not in the race, Bush and Walker supporters named more Rubio more than any other candidate.   Read More

Senate leader introduces bill to extend controversial Patriot Act surveillance

PCWorld -

The majority leader of the U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that would extend the surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act until 2020, instead of expiring on June 1.

The bill, introduced by Senator Mitch McConnell Tuesday night, would extend section 215 of the Patriot Act, the controversial part of the law that the U.S. National Security Agency has used to collect U.S. telephone records in bulk. Many digital and civil rights groups have protested the NSA phone records collection program, saying it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protecting the country’s residents against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The bill, if passed, would kill efforts in Congress to rein in the NSA’s telephone records collection program. In addition to phone records, Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows the NSA or FBI to collect business records and “any tangible things” when the agencies have “reasonable grounds” to believe those records are relevant to an antiterrorism investigation.

A spokesman for McConnell didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comments on the bill.   Read More

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Iranian vessels heading closer to U.S. warships

ISIS' Sexual Brutality Forces Up to 60 Female Captives to Kill Themselves Each Month, Says Iraq-Based Aid Worker

Christian Post - Up to as many as 60 girls and women kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria die by suicide each month after suffering physical and sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS jihadis, an aid worker stationed in Iraq has claimed.

The aid worker, who's referenced by the name of Yousif, told the British news site The Express that he has witnessed women who are subject to rape, forced marriage and physical assault by ISIS militants killing themselves at a rate of one or two per day in order to escape their horrific ordeals.

"Everyday between one or two commit suicide," Yousif explained. "There are different methods they use inside there, whether they hang themselves, cut themselves, different ways they do it."

As the militant group took over large portions of Syria and Iraq last summer, enslaved numerous religious minority women and killed religious minority men, It has been widely reported that many ISIS female captives commit suicide out of fear of being raped or in the aftermath of rape and abuse. But now, Yousif's claim provides a general idea as to the frequency that ISIS hostage suicides occur.   Read More

What to look for in the House's defense spending bill

Washington Examiner - As the House Armed Services Committee readies its fiscal 2016 defense bill for passage next week, here are some of the elements to look for in the final bill:

Bases and personnel issues


No base closings now, but maybe one day: The House 2016 defense bill kills any hope the Defense Department may have had for saving money through base closings in fiscal 2016, but it leaves the door open by asking the Pentagon to do a new excess capacity study, the first step in determining what vacant and underused property the Pentagon has.

$76 million for Gitmo: Even as President Obama tries to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by speeding transfers of the remaining detainees, the House Armed Services Committee is including $76 million more for construction to fortify its presence there, a sign that Congress does not intend to allow Obama to close it. The money in the fiscal 2016 budget would go toward new housing for the approximately 2,000 troops who are assigned to the facility. The housing was one of the unfunded requirements provided to the committee by U.S. Southern Command, committee staff said.

Military compensation and retirement reform: After a series of hearings on the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, the House Armed Services Committee accepted parts of 11 of the recommendations. None of those touched Tricare, the military's medical system for its non-active duty members, dependents and retirees. The commission's recommendations to overhaul the system were too sweeping, and the committee did not think it had time to examine the secondary effects any changes may have had.    Read More

Sharansky, the Soviets and Iran

Gary Gross

Natan Sharansky’s op-ed provides a stunning contrast between the Obama administration’s Iran capitulation and President Eisenhower’s negotiations with the then-Soviet Union. Check this out:
For starters, consider that the Soviet regime felt obliged to make its first ideological concession simply to enter into negotiations with the United States about economic cooperation. At the end of the 1950s, Moscow abandoned its doctrine of fomenting a worldwide communist revolution and adopted in its place a credo of peaceful coexistence between communism and capitalism. The Soviet leadership paid a high price for this concession, both internally, in the form of millions of citizens, like me, who had been obliged to study Marxism and Leninism as the truth and now found their partial abandonment confusing, and internationally, in their relations with the Chinese and other dogmatic communists who viewed the change as a betrayal. Nevertheless, the Soviet government understood that it had no other way to get what it needed from the United States.
The Soviets capitulated because they didn’t have any options. Soviet negotiators thought that President Eisenhower was a serious, hard-nosed negotiator. They didn’t fear him like they feared President Reagan but they knew they couldn’t take liberties with Eisenhower.

As a result of their capitulation, the Soviets experienced a shaming that they never recovered from. It took several more decades before the gulags closed and the dissidents were freed but the Soviets had been dealt a stunning defeat.
Imagine what would have happened if instead, after completing a round of negotiations over disarmament, the Soviet Union had declared that its right to expand communism across the continent was not up for discussion. This would have spelled the end of the talks. Yet today, Iran feels no need to tone down its rhetoric calling for the death of America and wiping Israel off the map.
The Iranians sized up President Obama and figured it out that he wasn’t a serious negotiator. To the Iranians, President Obama looked like a mark in a con man’s sights. They figured that President Obama could be flipped. That’s because they knew he was a desperate man in search of a legacy. As a result, the Iranians played hardball with him.

The sanctions were working. Iran’s mullahs would’ve been toppled if President Obama was interested in that. Unfortunately for Israel and the US, President Obama wasn’t interested in dealing the Iranian regime a death blow. Because President Obama zigged when other administrations would’ve zagged, Iran is poised to become a Middle East hegemon with a nuclear weapon.
While negotiating with the Soviet Union, U.S. administrations of all stripes felt certain of the moral superiority of their political system over the Soviet one. They felt they were speaking in the name of their people and the free world as a whole, while the leaders of the Soviet regime could speak for no one but themselves and the declining number of true believers still loyal to their ideology.
President Obama’s legacy will be his administration-long apology tour. He’s felt that the United States wasn’t a force for good. This will be his fitting epitaph:

It’ll take a generation to clean up all the history-changing messes he’s created. President Clinton said that the 1990s represented a “vacation from history.” On 9/11, history came to collect on that debt.

It might well be that 2009-2016 will be called the United States’ vacation from being the United States.

The Intersection Podcast: Kinessa Johnson of VetPaw and More

John Dunne - Last weekend we had an amazing radio show as we were joined by the wonderful Kinessa Johnson  and discussed VETPAW and some of the lies the “lame”stream media is saying about her and her crew. SHOCKER, they aren’t telling you the whole story or even the right story. So we reached out to Kinessa for clarity on some of these issues and she joined us live from Africa.

We then delved into the 2016 field and discussed some of the potential candidates including Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Rand Paul.

God Bless you

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Communist Takeover of the USA

Cynthia Quinn - According to Ezra Taft Benson, the Secretary of Agriculture of the Eisenhower administration, Nikita Khrushchev said, “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept Communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism util you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you, we will so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”

It is interesting to note that God also spoke of “overripe fruit.” In Hosea 10:1, God speaks of an empty vine in reference to the people who God had blessed far beyond what they could consume, a fattened populace taking money from large crops but who do not build a house for God and do not worship him. In Hosea 10:13, God goes on to say, “Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.” Sadly, overripe Americans have consumed the fruit of lies by believing the truth of mighty Communists whose will is to destroy America.
As predicted by Khrushchev, America has slowly fallen under Communist rule and succumbed to the tenants of Leninist/Marxist social justice. In Karl Marx’s view, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, God, spirit and other abstractions must be removed and replaced with a more earthly, tangible, material world, a world created in its own image and not God’s. Lenin founded the Russian Marxist party between 1900 and 1903, called the Bolsheviki, who later renamed themselves “Communists” after Marx’s term in the Communist Manifest. The Leninist doctrine was “dialectical materialism” based on Russian revolutionary N.G. Chernyshevskii, whose novel, “What is to be Done?” became a classic of the Russian revolutionary movement. Russian Chernyshevsky rejected such concepts as honor, conscience, duty and self-sacrifice. He called for freedom in personal relations, dedication to society, women’s emancipation and socialism for revolution and believed that human behavior is motivated by self-interest. His “Dialectical materialism” is the theoretical foundation of Marxism.
The first feature of Dialectic thought is change, and then that change results in progress. But, progress to a Communist is uniquely different; it is a resolute forward advance followed by an abrupt turn and retreat. Having retreated a distance there is another turn and advance and it is through these series of forward-backward steps the Communist goal is approached. Lenin wrote the textbook, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back and Chinese Communist schoolchildren are taught to do the dialectical march taking three steps forward and two steps back. If we naively judge where the communists are going by the direction in which they are moving, we will be deceived.
A good example of dialectic deception is demonstrated in Communist led Russia today; divorce is discouraged and puritanic morals are encouraged! They are strengthening the family in every way even though their ultimate goal is to abolish the family! But, they cannot abolish the family until they have changed human nature, and they cannot change human nature until they control the environment that generates human nature, and they cannot totally control the environment until they have conquered the world and destroyed the present environment, and they cannot conquer the world unless they develop a more courageous, more patriotic, more nationalistic people than their enemy!
The same Russian Dialectic theory applies to religion. The ultimate goal of Communism is the abolition of all religion. Lenin says, “Atheism is a natural and inseparable portion of Marxism,” however, in some states under Communist rule, religion is being patronized and encouraged because religion constitutes a force that moves to action a certain segment of the community, and Communism utilizes those existing forces! Religion, therefore, must be utilized to advance the final goal of Communism… which is world conquest!
As Khrushchev said to the French Socialists: “Some of our comrades are atheists in the Party and believers at home.” One Communist, then, may be instructed to join the Catholic Church. He is told to be baptized, to believe everything he has to believe, to be the very finest Catholic imaginable and to secure influence in Catholic organizations. He will then have opportunity to influence Catholic organizations in a program which may appear to be completely unrelated to communism but which may be important to their dialectical advance. Similarly, Communists are told to join various Protestant churches. Again they are to be fervently Protestant, orthodox to the core, ardent in spirit, and industrious in the program of that church. At the appropriate time, they too will be able to influence various church members and organizations for the Communist cause. Yes, many churches have failed us andradical churches have infiltrated America!
The final feature of the Communist dialectic is the role of conflict in the process of change. According to the dialectic, the driving force in any situation is the conflict of two opposing forces. Dividing people into hostile classes glorifies the struggle between them in the hope that the result will be good for the Communist party. Obama’s racist agenda and upcoming Jade Helm 15 exercises, an acronym for “Joint Assistant For Development and Execution” “Homeland Eradication of Local Militants”in 2015, just may be the rehearsal that eventually ushers in a “struggle” and in time the final Communist takeover of America. Remember Obama’s whisper intoRussian President Medvedev’s ear…that he would be more flexible after his election? Bet Raul Castro is still chuckling under his breath.
Obama is a sleeper agent for world Communism and as Louis Farrahkan stated, Obama “was selected before he was elected.” The following telling video, is from an interview with Tom Fife, a physicist and U.S. government contractor who claims that in 1992 while visiting Moscow, a woman with undying allegiance to Soviet Communism (the Soviet Union had recently collapsed on December 31, 1991) told him that a black man named Barack, born of a white American woman and an African male, was being groomed by Communists to be, and would be elected, President of the United States.
You may start the video at the 5:00 minute mark to eliminate advertisements and Tom Fife’s interview ends at the 43:00 minute mark. The rest of the video describes a chance meeting with revolutionary Communist Bill Ayers who claims Michelle Obama asked him to write “Dreams of My Father” the autobiographical book Obama is said to have written.
In Matthew 16:1-3, Jesus scolded those who could not discern the times. Will we ignore the signs?

Iran bullying the United States

Larry Hart - Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, appearing on the John Batchelor radio show out of the New York City on April 17, talked about Iran and its bullying the United States by its  actions in the face of a coming nuclear deal in June of this year.
With both the United States and Iran not able to agree on what will be an agreement in June, Hoenlein stated that Iran’s present actions do not show it to be a country which is looking for peace. Specifically, he pointed out several indications that Iran is escalating its military hegemony over the Middle East even as the US and Iran haggle over what was agreed and not agreed during the previous talks. They are taking “definitive actions” toward something other than peace.    Read More