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Good! Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If Border Wall Not Being Funded Reader 08/23/2017 (Wed) 14:15:40 Id: df6c23 [Preview] No. 1471 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress doesn't present him with a spending bill for the next fiscal year that includes funding for a wall on the southern border.

"The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall," Trump said at a rally in Phoenix.

Trump reiterated his message that he was elected to help boost national security and keep illegal immigrants out of the country, many of whom he said are dangerous. He noted that he's met with several families who have lost loved ones due to violence by illegal immigrants.

"I promised these families the deaths of their loved ones will not have been in vain," he said.

"We are building a wall on the southern border, which is absolutely necessary," he said.

"Let me be very clear to Democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security," he added. "You are putting all of Americans' safety at risk."

The House has passed legislation that would provide $1.6 billion in funding to begin work on the wall Trump has promised for more than a year now, but it's not clear that language will survive House-Senate negotiations. Trump's threat Tuesday night could prompt Republicans to push for its inclusion, but at the cost of losing votes from Democrats and possibly some Republicans.

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Reader 08/27/2017 (Sun) 05:03:05 Id: 88b124 [Preview] No. 1509 del
Priorities. Mexico is not Palestine and wetbacks aren't going to fire mortars at your cities. At least build a damn maglev between two major cities first, Mexicans taking your minimum wage jobs is the lowest of priorities.

Reader 08/27/2017 (Sun) 14:50:41 [Preview] No. 1512 del
We need the wall so cuck politicians can't pretend securing the border is too hard.
Luckily we don't actually need the wall while Trump is in; as long as the Feds actually deport illegals, attempted illegal immigration will be way down.

Immigration is still a major priority, because it's a labor import. It drives down wages, which damages the nuclear family.

Reader 08/28/2017 (Mon) 15:20:28 Id: ae43ea [Preview] No. 1517 del
The wall works well if it is patrolled for cartel members. Proper use of modern surveillance technologies would help save money and reduce the need of routine human patrolling.

The walls built around China and Israel have kept millions of illegals/criminals from entering their country. Walls work, but they are expensive and they do need patrolling, surveillance and maintenance (as do ALL OTHER governmental projects).

If you want to live in a country where your language and culture will always be majority, then you need to keep illegal foreign hoards out. Just common sense! If you don't care about becoming a minority in your own country then you must lack common sense.

Reader 08/28/2017 (Mon) 15:24:01 Id: ae43ea [Preview] No. 1518 del
Exactly the purpose of amnesty: to drive down domestic wages. Ever wonder why all the big wigs are pro-amnesty? Money! They can drive down domestic wages. This of-course pleases the communists too because they want people living in poverty.

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 04:17:21 Id: 88b124 [Preview] No. 1573 del
China can afford a bullet train and the labor is dirt poor. We can build useful infrastructure to improve our lives and speed up the economy, before getting to the stupid 30 billion troll-wall that keeps no one out and does nothing, but manages to piss off liberals and Mexicans.

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Cop Dismissed for saying: "We Only Kill Black People" Reader 09/03/2017 (Sun) 23:07:32 Id: d37f0d [Preview] No. 1561 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 00:01:52 Id: 806d1b [Preview] No. 1562 del
He must have been dismissed because he's speaking nonsense. It is true a majority of victims of police brutality are black, but it is not true that all of them are black. There have been all kinds of victims to police brutality and abuse of authority.

Ever read some of the stories from Police State USA publications? Well you should. I have. Not all victims are blacks either. Lots of different people have fallen victim.

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 03:38:21 Id: 529001 [Preview] No. 1572 del
what did he mean?

NEW EASTERN ENERGY CARTEL, Replacement to the Dead Petro-Dollar Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 01:14:35 Id: 538345 [Preview] No. 1569 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
NEW EASTERN ENERGY CARTEL, Replacement to the Dead Petro-Dollar


The Petro-Dollar is dead. It had served so well for over 40 years in maintaining the USDollar as global currency reserve, while keeping tight the controls on geopolitical power. The link between crude oil and the USDollar has been broken, painfully evident since 2016 with a harsh price decline that cannot rise about the $50 level. It remains stuck below that level despite heavy collusion in a demonstration that OPEC is dead defunct also. A void has been created in the energy sector, a most important sector. Enter Russia & China to fill the void. Both the crude oil market and the natural gas market have new alliances which feature nations acting in a cooperative manner. The common element is Russia on the production side, complete with pipeline arrays. The common other element is China on the demand side with large customer needs and financial influence. This article describes the two emerging organizations, which the Jackass calls the Oil Consortium and the NatGas Cartel. It will serve the Eurasian Trade Zone. It will function outside the USD payment system. It is ripe for Gold payment structure in the near future. In no way do these qualify as coffin nails for the Petro-Dollar. The funeral for the corrupted abused hegemon USDollar might have taken place with the Trump charade in Saudi Arabia a month ago. The emerging energy organizations signal the new dawn after the funeral without eulogy.


The USDollar is integrally related to the global dominance that the United States has fostered for global benefit, then later distorted into a credit abuse dynamic but hardly for benefit, then finally abused beyond legitimate basis for global aggression and financial extortion. The dominance is unraveling within the Global Paradigm Shift. It is indeed late in the game for the shift, whereby no reversal to repair the USDollar is possible. The Eastern energy cartel has a firm foundation, leaving the West with no possible response. The consequences are vast, extending to the USMilitary. Its reliance upon free oil is ending. The over-stretched military presence will repeat the end of the road that the British Military faced several decades ago. Both the British and the Americans have lost their cherished global reserve currency, and along with it, lost power and prestige. In recent months, the US has proved it has very few friends even among its list of allies.

Jackass colleague Sky Crane made some astute comments on this theme. Exercpts are taken to capture the main points. “Removing the control the King Dollar has wielded over all matters economic was a primary focus of the new energy cartel strategy emerging from the East. The goal is both to regain control of fair trade and to wrest control of mankind’s destiny from the cabal's USD contraption and their globalist dystopian plans. The elaborate preparations toward this end are coming into view. The new cartel seems to be advancing without much real resistance except in the media because the USD is already defrocked, the Petro-Dollar dismantling has momentum, and everybody knows it but the US population. The cabal has had no responses to the mega energy solutions of the new Eastern cartel. Delivering more costly natural gas by boat is a good example of how the United States is clueless and out of the loop.

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 01:15:14 Id: 538345 [Preview] No. 1570 del
The new oil & gas cartel has the opportunity and must break definitively the grip and the hegemonic philosophy of those who still run the Petro-Dollar version. It must be rubbed out. These are the same cartel enemies who are stalling a larger shift to the new currency system within the RESET. The Western banker cabal is being evicted from the financial system, the tipping point seemingly reached. The critical turns pass often unnoticed, the fallout more clear, with many dynamics are changing every day, events moving fast. Humanity is at risk to react with easy manipulation in a Pavlovian fashion. This is the hardest part of the shift to eradicate, as it is supported in real time in the MSM media with indoctrination and deep programming. The best path currently is to take away the cabal’s free money and USD pass.”

The deed is done by the Eastern powers, their platforms having been built. Next their crucial energy alliances will take final form. Their supply lines will be fixed. Their pipelines will be constructed atop the already solid Russian network. The key is the absence of US control and absence of USDollar in trade payments. All US interference has been either sidestepped or overcome. The USGovt will soon be forced to react, not by war (failed course of action), but by methods to ensure survival of the USEconomy. At risk is its supply chain. Refer to the launch of the New Scheiss Dollar, since the producing nations, those pesky exporters to the United States, will not accept USTreasury Bills as payment. They are very actively disgorging their banking systems of USTreasury Bonds. The message has been clear. China will no longer tolerate the simultaneous usage of the USDollar for international purposes and for its role inside the United States. The abuse and distortions are no longer tolerable.


Russia is forming network of oil production by long-term contracts on volume purchases. The consortium will solve certain technical obstacles like grades. It is designed to oppose the Petro-Dollar system, and to fill the OPEC void. The key feature of the Russian Oil Consortium is non-USD sales and payments. It will thrive on the low oil price and cash flow pinch, as secondary producing nations seek aid with business investment and assured cash flow. Combine with the NatGas Cartel, also based in non-USD sales, to see the global trade system is quickly turning away from the USDollar standard. In key respects, the Petro-Dollar standard is fractured, broken, and dismantled. Implications are vast for geopolitical shift of power. It is truly dead defunct.

It is a brilliant strategy really. Russia stands as the world’s leading oil producer, yet the nation has made several key contracts to purchase oil from troubled nations. The most recent contracts are with Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela, using their Rosneft giant oil company. US neighbor Mexico is also considering to join the Russian consortium. The new wrinkle is the Mexican Govt has opened bidding on concessions to foreign companies, in the wake of an important large oil discovery. Expect Nigeria to join the consortium soon, maybe Angola also. With huge income stream, the Russians are in a position to be principal agents toward the construction of new production facilities, which are capital intensive. Rosneft and Gazprom are the primary players from the Russian Federation. The Russian oil consortium addresses the cash flow reductions that some nations are facing. Other nations will join them, since the oil price will continue to remain down. Irony is thick that the Russian oil pool will grow and expand into branches, as a result of the chronic low oil price, which is a manifestation of the dead Petro-Dollar. Their consortium feeds of the dead Petro-$ bones.

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 01:15:34 Id: 538345 [Preview] No. 1571 del
Russia strives to create an oil network, whereby grades are mixed, but more important, whereby indirectly a Russian oil consortium is created. Venezuela urgently needs to mix its heavy oil while the Saudis urgently need a cash flow guarantee. The oil consortium would be run by the Russian majors and not be priced in USDollars for sale. This is the primary motivation. There are also other significant motivations. Nations within the consortium could claim they work with the Russian network and are not part of payment decisions. Imagine the Kremlin designing by contracts a cartel with pooled oil resources to replace the vacant OPEC. The StPete oil price will become a more prevalent benchmark. In the last two years, it has been crystal clear that OPEC has no leader, no power, no unity, no honored internal pacts, operating with tremendous strains to individual members. OPEC has become meaningless gaggle. The Russian Oil Consortium is making a path toward replacing the vacant if not dead OPEC cartel. The King Dollar can no longer sit on a throne built of oil. The King Dollar is being deposed. The King Dollar is no longer from a palace respected.


The Natural Gas Cartel is forming, on the other side of the energy arena. The Petro-Dollar defacto standard is coming to an end, the low oil price a fatal blow. The entire Gulf Arab region is in turmoil, more evidence of the dead Petro-Dollar. The void has created an opportunity for a new energy cartel, the movement generated by the East. Entering the picture is the NatGas Cartel led by Russia, Iran, and Qatar, in a stage of current formation. The impasse in Syria, or better described as the defeat of the US Alliance with ISIS and Israel, has opened the door for the Eastern natural gas cartel. Iran has emerged, manifesting the Persian Empire reemergence. Iran will control staggering natgas output, plus its usual fare of sturdy crude oil output. Iran figures prominently into both the oil consortium and the natgas cartel. All USGovt efforts to block the Iranian entry will fail. Worse, all USGovt sanctions will backfire, leaving Washington more isolated. Their entry is offset by another’s removal. A spectacular failure in Saudi Arabia will contain many tarnished features. Witness their bankruptcy, their lust to steal Yemen energy deposits, their fraudulent ARAMCO stock offering, their association with terrorism, and their aggression within the Gulf region. The Saudi Arabian connection to the USGovt has been the basis of the Petro-Dollar for 42 years. The Gulf oil monarchies are fractured, many soon to perish. Even Qatar is well positioned with respect to Iran, Russia, and Europe.

The NatGas Cartel will not be USDollar-based: IT FILLS THE OPEC VOID. The Natural Gas Cartel will feature payments in Chinese RMB, Russian Ruble, and later Gold Trade Note. The connection with Western Europe assures usage of the Euro currency eventually. Their evolution cannot be halted in coalescing with the Eurasian Trade Zone. Enter the dawn of the new energy cartel from the East, which will introduce Gold in trade. New unions are being formed at the strategic level within the energy sector. The oil network already has China being connected with a massive pipeline network, whose construction with Russia ironically is funded by Chinese-owned USTBonds. The Holy Grail oil pipeline connecting Russia to China is 80% complete. The Petro-Dollar Standard not only is dead, but is in the process of being replaced with the oil/gas twin chambers in a formidable cartel. It is a matter of time, given the massive dumping of USTreasury Bonds, before the USDollar loses its prestigious global currency reserve status. The stage is set for the Gold Standard, coming in various forms, first in trade payment, next in banking reserves management, lastly in currencies.

United Nations Admits Latest Outbreak of Polio in Syria Was Caused by Polio Vaccines Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 16:30:25 Id: e8c6ca [Preview] No. 1552 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In war-torn Syria, there’s little doubt that the conflict has taken a toll on health. Now, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that their attempt at using vaccines to “protect” children against polio has backfire — infecting more children with the devastating disease rather than saving them.

Vaccines make children sick, you don’t say?

As World Health Organization representative Elizabeth Hoff reports, “As of 18 August 2017, 33 children under the age of five have been paralyzed. The detection of the circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases demonstrates that disease surveillance systems are functional in Syria. Our priority now is to achieve the highest possible polio immunization coverage to stop the circulation of virus.”

Thirty-three children paralyzed by the vaccine that was supposed to protect them — and the UN’s response is to just keep doling out more vaccines? Sadly, that’s par for the course. Obviously, bad medicine is never the problem — there’s just not enough bad medicine, that’s all.

Fran Equiza, a UNICEF representative commented, “No child should have to live with devastating effects of polio.” And yet, this is the second outbreak of polio to strike Syria since the conflict first took roots in 2011.

Earlier this summer, NPR reported on this very phenomenon, wherein mutant strains from the polio vaccine caused more paralysis than wild polio. Could it really be that a lab-altered version of a virus is more dangerous than the one found in nature? Absolutely.

As Jason Beaubien reports, as of June 2017, there were more cases of child paralysis caused by the polio vaccine than the actual, wild-caught disease itself. At the time of his reporting, just six cases of “wild” polio, which is naturally occurring in the environment, had been reported worldwide. Conversely, 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio had been reported internationally in June. Obviously, in Syria that number skyrocketed over the last two months — 33 children in Syria alone have been paralyzed by vaccine-derived polio.

Raul Andino, a professor of microbiology at the University of California at San Francisco explains, “We discovered there’s only a few [mutations] that have to happen and they happen rather quickly in the first month or two post-vaccination. As the virus starts circulating in the community, it acquires further mutations that make it basically indistinguishable from the wild-type virus. It’s polio in terms of virulence and in terms of how the virus spreads.”

Andino’s research also shows that the polio virus used in the vaccine will replicate inside human hosts’ intestines. In places with poor sanitation, this often means it has the chance to spread from person-to-person with relative ease. Places where conflict and war have decimated health care systems are known for being breeding grounds for disease outbreak.

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Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 00:04:29 Id: 21f4f8 [Preview] No. 1563 del
bump for real news

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 00:16:11 Id: 85761b [Preview] No. 1565 del
Vaccines causing autism is a meme being pushed by people with autism.

Reader 09/04/2017 (Mon) 00:43:21 Id: 21f4f8 [Preview] No. 1567 del
I trust big pharma shills as much as I trust someone like Bill Gates, in other words I have 0% trust that these corporations and corporate-sponsored NGO "Foundations" are trying help humanity in anyway.

Trust in corrupt corporations and corrupt governments all you want, but don't blame the critics when the facts end up contradicting what you were conditioned to believe.

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Scientists fear Houston flood has dropped toxic waste at parks and homes Reader 09/03/2017 (Sun) 22:40:29 Id: 611c49 [Preview] No. 1559 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Harris county is home to more superfund sites than any other county in Texas, and scientists fear that toxic waste has leaked into the water and spread to contaminate residential areas and parks in the city.

It doesn't seem like it was ever a wise idea to let those companies store heavy industry waste or build chemical plants right next to low-lying cities that have historically been battered by category 5 hurricanes... (I'm thinking of Hurricane Galveston in 1900 which is still the most deadly natural disaster in American history.)

Building codes and disaster drills should be greatly improved in the area when they get their bailout recovery federal funding. I hope the county designs a policy that prioritizes long-term thinking to account for black swan weather events that are actually likely to become more common as rising water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico create more pockets of air pressure. Sufficiently strong concrete buildings reinforced with iron have been shown to withstand enormous floods or winds and still remain standing, especially if they're required to be elevated on concrete pilings (or at least stilts) like you often see in Caribbean countries, or Belize's swamps.

Investigative Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 17:37:21 Id: ab46ce [Preview] No. 1555 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Investigative Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights

RELATED: https://archive.fo/eO0u6

A months-long investigation which tracked and exposed a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies has resulted in the interrogation and firing of the Bulgarian journalist who first broke the story. This comes as the original report is finally breaking into mainstream international coverage.

Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva authored a bombshell report for Trud Newspaper, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, which found that an Azerbaijan state airline company was regularly transporting tons of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey under diplomatic cover as part of the CIA covert program to supply anti-Assad fighters in Syria. Those weapons, Gaytandzhieva found, ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


While it's long been understood that the US-Gulf-NATO coalition arming rebels inside Syria facilitated the rapid rise of the Islamic State as the group had steady access to a "jihadi Wal-Mart" of weapons (in the words of one former spy and British diplomat), the Trud Newspaper report is the first to provide exhaustive documentation detailing the precise logistical chain of the weapons as they flowed from their country of origin to the battlefield in Syria and Iraq. Gaytandzhieva even traveled to Aleppo where she filmed and examined labeled weapons shipping containers held in underground jihadist storehouses.

The Bulgaria-based journalist obtained and published dozens of secret internal memos which were leaked to her by an anonymous source as part of the report. The leaked documents appear to be internal communications between the Bulgarian government and Azerbaijan's Embassy in Sofia detailing flight plans for Silk Way Airlines, which was essentially operating an "off the books" weapons transport service (not subject to inspections or tax under diplomatic cover) for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Saudi Arabia, Israel, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. Silk Way Airlines has been the subject of other recent investigations involving weapons supplies for the Saudi war on Yemen. In addition, the military monitoring site Balkan Insight has exposed similar weapons cargo flights in and out of neighboring Serbia.

But perhaps the more explosive finding involves private American companies contracting with the US government to help train and equip militants in Syria. An investigative series by Buzzfeed - the first of which was published in 2015 - named military contractor Purple Shovel LLC as the recipient of two no-bid contracts totaling more $50 million as part of the US train and equip program for Syria. Gaytandzhieva's report definitively links Purple Shovel and other private American military contractors to the Azerbaijan Silk Way Airlines shipments. One leaked memo includes a cargo manifest for multiple tons of anti-tank grenades purchased in Bulgaria by Purple Shovel which were ostensibly designated for the official consignee - the Ministry of Defense of Ajerbaijan - but which never made it to Ajerbaijan. The documents, however, reveal that the military cargo was offloaded at Turkey's Incirlik air base, which is one of the US and NATO's main command centers for covert operations in Syria.

Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 17:37:48 Id: ab46ce [Preview] No. 1556 del
Though Gaytandzhieva's report is months old and began through a series of smaller investigations, it gained little traction in Western or international press, even though it was promoted on social media and discussed among some of the world's foremost experts on Syria and the Middle East. However, on Sunday Qatar-based Al Jazeera featured the story while reporting the shocking news that Gaytandzhieva had been interrogated by Bulgarian authorities before being fired from her newspaper:

Gaytandzhieva said on Thursday in a tweet that she was fired from her job at Trud after she was interrogated by the Bulgarian national security which tried to find out her sources.

She said she first got suspicious of the weapons transferred to Syria when she found Bulgarian-made weapons at the hands "terrorists" in Aleppo while reporting on the Syrian war there.

She said that she then traced those weapons to its Bulgarian manufacturer only to find out that those weapons were legally exported to Saudi Arabia, which in turn supplied it to "terrorists" in Syria.

I've just got fired for telling the truth about weapons supplies for #terrorists in #Syria on diplomatic flights https://t.co/wSJTRIzKnr

— Dilyana Gaytandzhiev (@dgaytandzhieva) August 24, 2017


Trump Pledges $1 Million of His Own Personal Money to Harvey Relief Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 17:05:22 Id: 7165f6 [Preview] No. 1554 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Thursday at the White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump would to donate $1 million to victims of the historic floods in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Huckabee Sanders said, “He’s actually asked that I check with the folks in this room since you are very good at research and have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organizations that have the best and most effective in helping and providing aid, and he would love some suggestions from the folks here and I would be happy to take those if any of you have them. But like I said he will pledge proudly $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of both Texas and Louisiana.”

She added, “I know that the president, he said he was personally going to give, I don’t know the legal part of exactly that, but he said his personal money so I would assume that comes directly from him.”


Border Wall Prototype Contractors Finally Selected After Recent Delay Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 16:45:59 Id: 8936b5 [Preview] No. 1553 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Prototypes for President Donald Trump’s border wall may be completed by the end of October.

After months of delay, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it had selected four vendors to build prototypes of their proposed concrete walls in the San Diego area. Up to four selected proposals for alternative building materials will be announced later.

None of the finalists are San Diego-based. Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama, Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. of Tempe, Arizona, Texas Sterling Construction Co., of Houston and W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, Mississippi were chosen. They were awarded between just under $400,000 and about $500,000 each.

The prototypes will be built near the Otay Mesa port of entry. They will be 30 feet long and up to 30 feet high.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting deputy commissioner Ronald Vitiello said he expected construction to begin in a couple of weeks, and companies will have 30 days to complete their projects.

Once they are finished, border experts will test the walls for aesthetics, anti-climbing features, resistance to tampering and penetrability with small hand tools.

Contractors are also required to account for other technological features, like sensors, cameras and lighting, that would accompany the physical walls.

“There’s a more holistic view here,” Vitiello said. “This is a much safer environment than what we’ve planned for before.”

After testing, Border Patrol may choose to leave the structures in place, move them or get rid of them, Vitiello said.

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How The Republican Party Commit Suicide Because They Refused To Keep Promises, Orders Of Soros Reader 08/28/2017 (Mon) 18:07:36 Id: 795008 [Preview] No. 1521 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
How The Republican Party Commit Suicide Because They Refused To Keep Promises, Orders Of Soros

Born to be cucked!


The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda.

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Reader 08/28/2017 (Mon) 18:08:29 Id: 795008 [Preview] No. 1522 del
They were given everything.

In January of this year, they formally controlled both houses of Congress and the executive branch. Every single thing they’d ever promised was now possible.

They now had the power to enact every single spending cut they’d ever solemnly pledged. All those wasteful programs designed to fill the liberal sandbox — PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, NEH and the rest of the alphabet soup; all the hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare to multi-billion-dollar corporations; all of the hundreds of billions of dollars directed toward leftist social engineering — poof! All of it could come to an end with a stroke of a pen.

They now had the power to restore fiscal tax sanity too. Remember the flat tax? The fair tax? Slashing the highest corporate taxes in the world? Giving you a tax break? All of it could be done with a snap of the fingers.

Repeal Obamacare? End illegal immigration? Build the wall? Crush the Deep State?

There was not a damn thing the Democrats could do to stop them from draining the swamp.

Except the Republican leadership didn’t mean it. With the exception of the Freedom Caucus in the House, and literally a handful in the Senate, the rank-and-file didn’t either. Not one word of it.

The opportunity arose for the vote to repeal Obamacare, and after huffing and puffing, and huffing and puffing some more, the dust settled and socialized health care remains the law of the land, perhaps permanently.

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Reader 08/28/2017 (Mon) 18:08:45 Id: 795008 [Preview] No. 1523 del
And now we face the final test: the debt ceiling. Will we or won’t we stop the spending madness? Will the Republicans enact the cuts they’ve promised, or will they now be the ones to kick the can, piling evermore trillions of dollars of debt on their own grandchildren?

By every indication that’s precisely what they plan to do. The signal has come from President Trump, from Speaker Ryan, and from Majority Leader McConnell. The debt ceiling will be raised and no fiscal sanity will be restored.

There is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Put them together. They are the swamp.

Just as Republicans have the power to enact the agenda they’ve pledged in toto, so too do they now own the federal government, in toto. It’s no longer Obamacare. It’s GOPcare. It’s no longer crazy liberal Democratic spending. It’s crazy liberal Republican spending. It’s no longer socialist Democratic Party taxation, it’s socialist Republican Party taxation. All the legislation authorizing all these programs, all the graft, all the waste, all the obscenity, all the immorality, and where Planned Parenthood is concerned, all the killing — all of it is now formally authored by the Republican Party.

Come the Congressional elections next year, and the presidential election in 2020, the Grand Old Party will once again bellow its hallowed promises. But this time it won’t work. This time there will be no straw men to blame. This time their voters will know those hallowed promises are not even hollow promises. They are lies.

These voters are tasting betrayal. They will not vote to swallow more vomit.

We are watching the GOP systematically committing suicide.

Reader 08/30/2017 (Wed) 04:33:48 Id: e77c9a [Preview] No. 1547 del
Few will care. Gop voters are true believers brainwashed by right wing talk radio. They'll sell vote for Mike Pence the corrupter.

Reader 08/30/2017 (Wed) 05:19:24 Id: e77c9a [Preview] No. 1548 del
Few will care. Gop voters are true believers brainwashed by right wing talk radio. They'll sell vote for Mike Pence the corrupter.

Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 16:14:15 Id: 2236c1 [Preview] No. 1551 del
The only ones who are brainwashed are those who believe career politicians - any of them I might add. Corruption is thick and rooted in politics, on all sides of the spectrum.

Good! Federal Gov’t Jobs Down 11,000 in 2017, Productive Manufacturing Jobs Slowly Increasing Reader 09/01/2017 (Fri) 16:03:49 Id: 8e17f2 [Preview] No. 1550 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The number of people working for the federal government has declined by 11,000 in 2017 while the number working for state governments has declined 2,000, according to data published today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But because the number of people employed by local governments has climbed 12,000 so far this year, the overall decline in the number of people employed nationwide by government has only dropped by 1,000 in 2017.

Meanwhile, even though manufacturing jobs have increased by 137,000 this year, the number employed by government in August still exceeded the number employed in manufacturing by 9,818,000.

In December 2016, there were 22,299,000 people employed by federal, state and local governments in the United States. By August, that had dropped to 22,298,000—a decline of 1,000.

On the federal level, there were 2,819,000 people employed by government in December 2016. That dropped to 2,808,000 in August—a decline of 11,000 so far this year.

On the state level, there were 5,085,000 employed by government in December 2016. That dropped to 5,083,000 in August—a decline of 2,000.

On the local level, there were 14,395,000 employed by government in December. That climbed to 14,407,000 in August—an increase of 12,000.

With federal and state governments dropping a combined 13,000 employees so far this year, and local governments adding 12,000, the net change in government employment nationwide so far in 2017 has been a decline of 1,000.


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