Resistance is Futile

Resistance is futile. It has come time to work together. Resisting is counterproductive! UNIFY

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“Borg Trump” represents unifying the country and a futile resistance in doing so. This photoshopped image is meant to be light hearted and humorous, not to represent any false ideas about President Trump being some sort of evil dictator. That is just ridiculous. Thanks for reading!

The democratic party wants to resist, resist, resist…. But then what? Resisting doesn’t make the problems that the world and our country is facing today go away. It actually makes our problems worse.

Instead of resisting how about we all work together and find solutions? 

Unify! 

Let’s talk about our differences and make compromises! 

Let’s try to understand each other 

instead of calling each other names and shutting down opposing speech. 

Let’s learn from our history 

instead of trying to erase it and regress back to segregating to our different safe spaces.

Let’s stop reacting to FALSE FEAR and take COMFORT IN FACTS. 

Let’s not believe everything we hear, 

but start researching answers, ideas etc.. and sharing them openly. 

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and assuming things about each other. 

Let’s stop blaming things; take responsibility and do better instead. 

Let’s finally put the results of the election behind us, for the good of our country, 

because dwelling on it isn’t help any of us.

The democratic party needs to get a positive message, because this resistance is tearing our country apart. They are LETTING the Russians “hijack our democracy”, by doing exactly what they had planned to do all along, ….make us lose faith in our government and TURN US AGAINST EACH OTHER!

By continuing to resist, we are only letting Russia get away with what they intended to do when they attacked our voting system, or whatever it was that they actually did. They didn’t need to change votes, because they shook our country’s people to the core by making us all question the integrity of our democracy. By resisting anything and everything that our newly elected president does or proposes, it is only dividing the country and giving Putin exactly what he wanted; to tear our country apart from the inside out. A successful attack of war without one single casualty from his people.

I know that it’s hard; when everyone and everything around you is telling you only negative things about President Trump, you tend to start believing only that bias. (I use to do the same thing.)

It’s really hard to find the positive things. There are MANY out there, but you won’t see them unless you dig. I assure you, just because you haven’t heard these positive things does not mean they aren’t happening. (You will have to wade through a lot of crap to find them, but they are out there.)

I know, …..it’s really trendy to hate the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

“Everybody is doing it.” 

One problem we have in America is following trends and emulating celebrities or people we admire. We also have a problem with always believing everything we hear and read.

Hating on President Trump and joining this “resistance,” just because everyone tells you to, is not having your own opinion. It’s called being a “sheep”. We all need to think independently. Your opinion should be YOUR OWN and it should be based on educated true information about the subject.

You should question everything! Please question everything. Question me, even. Fact check me, and fact check everyone!

It’s perfectly fine to not agree with everything the current administration does or has done. I don’t always agree with them, or the President. (Heck you don’t have to like them either.) We all have certain issues that we are passionate about. That is healthy and important. Passion gives us purpose.

We should just make sure we have that passion in the right place and we aren’t being counter productive or influenced by the wrong people, who are manipulating our passion and emotions for their own agenda….This is truth no matter who you are, or what “side” you are on. Our passion should be used for the good of our country not for the destruction of it.

There are threats out there to our way of life that must be stopped. We need to be able to recognize these threats without discriminating against others whom are innocent.

These days people are so confused, they don’t even know what they support or oppose anymore, because part of what they do support completely contradicts other core values they support. However they have only listened to the propaganda instead of doing the research themselves. This is true for both sides

I’ve seen people call the President everything from “pervert” to “liar” and everything else you can possibly think in between; extreme disrespect. We’ve had many presidents that could be called both and more. A pervert does more than just talk dirty in a private conversation over a decade ago. We’ve had presidents that have actually ACTED like perverts and then LIED about it.

It is also very hard to find a person, let alone politician that hasn’t lied at some point. No, it’s NOT ok to lie; but I also keep close tabs on President Trump, and most of the things that I’ve found that he has trouble truthing about are statistics. Which I’m sure he doesn’t look up, or generate himself. So whoever is doing that, is trying to make him look bad, maybe they are one of the leakers too. A lot of times when the media has said that he’s lied, it really hasn’t been a lie, many times they are just not giving him time to do what he’s promised, (his promise is taking longer than he thought it would,) and taken in consideration all of the resistance he’s been trying to work though or his words are twisted, taken too literally, and/or he’s repeated something someone else lied about without knowing it wasn’t true.

We have a big problem in this country with judging. If you are accused, then you are guilty until you are proven otherwise by at least a million people, a few celebrities and the media. Then MAYBE,… you will be exonerated. We also have a big problem with speculation, making accusations without facts, and believing everything we see and hear. After we’ve made up our mind, we tend to have been known to have selective hearing, are extremely bull head stubborn, a bias that leans toward a mob mentality and it’s extremely hard to find those lone wolves out there brave enough to think on their own.

You should know that a large portion of the negativity you have heard about President Trump is not even true. He isn’t against homosexuals, he’s not racist, (you may not know but he has plenty of supporters from all races, and sexual preferences,) he’s not a fascist, or Hitler, he’s not going to put anyone in camps, (so absurd,) he’s not trying to deport anyone that is here in the country legally…yes, LEGALLY. He isn’t an awful tyrant that takes pleasure in splitting up families. He’s not only trying to give all his cronies tax breaks and a free payday. All of these things you have heard about him are exaggerated and/or just completely untrue. It’s all been spun and twisted, designed to pit you against the current administration and hate anyone that supports them. Divide and conquer.

Most of the resistance doesn’t even understand what they are resisting. They think people are losing rights. They think that certain minorities are being picked on. It’s sad that people are being fear mongered to hate. Thats a lot of anxiety being generated for no reason. This is a form of control. If you are being led to believe propaganda you are being manipulated. Not everything that is happening should be considered bad for the left. President Trump has shown that he cares about the rights of all Americans. You don’t think so? Maybe you should look closer.

“What the heck do Democrats stand for?”

Once the Democrats have blindly resisted for however long, 2years, 4 years, 8 year, ….whatever.

Then what? They have absolutely no message, no vision for the country and nothing the voters can get behind. Hillary already tried the “I’m not Trump” Campaign and she lost. So they need something better than resistance.

We have a common enemy in Russia. We may have to work with them in the war against terror, and stay on a somewhat cordial basis with them,…so we aren’t at each other’s throats in an unnecessary war. BUT they have found a better way to take us down, without having to shed any of their own blood!

The Russians are effectively taking the US down from within! AND this “resistance” is letting them do it!

It’s time for us, the American people to get REALLY MAD!

But NOT at each other!

It’s time for us to show those Russians that you don’t mess with Americans! We can turn this around and we won’t have to shed any more blood.

We can stop the organized resistance that shows up at every pro Trump rally with masks on and uses violence to shut them down. This violence from ANTIFA that the media would rather you think is coming from the pro-Trumpers.

ANTIFA are the real Nazi’s and actually maybe you should research their history. This group isn’t anything new, they are just using this opportunity to find people for their anti-American cause, by deception and fear mongering.

This ANTIFA is an enemy of our democracy. They are an enemy of our freedom of speech. They are an enemy of the American people. They are an enemy of the world. They are creating a false narrative based on lies, then feeding it to mentally disturbed and brainwashed people that don’t even understand what they are resisting.

Our economy is booming.

We are on the verge of having health care that we can actually afford to use.

Our stock market has reached record high after RECORD HIGH!

Jobs are being created left and right.

Our veterans are being better cared for and our military is becoming stronger than ever.

Unnecessary job killing regulations are being abolished so that our businesses and economy can grow.

Our unemployment rate is down farther than it has been in years.

Illegal border crossings have fallen well over 60%, which means there are less drugs coming into the country, less human trafficking and less tax dollars being spent on illegal immigration.

President Trump has even found a way to compromise about the southern border wall by incorporating solar panels to help with our energy independence. That’s another thing,…

We are on our way to energy independence.

All these are good things, so why do you resist?

NO RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. Rights are being given back to individual states.

Abortion is still legal for all of you that are pro choice.

We are saving $100 billion a year on terminating an agreement that was never ratified and would have done nothing to help our environment.

Backing out of that same agreement has inspired individual states to do their own work on preservation of our world, without us having to pay other countries money that they would never have to account for.

We are making fair and better trade deals, that will help our companies sell more products in other countries.

Why resist?

Law and Order is being restored in the country and no unconstitutional actions have been taken, despite what the media and 9th Circuit Court would like you to believe. (I think the Supreme Court confirmed that when they reinstated 95% of the “Travel Pause EO” on June 26, 2017.)

The “Travel Ban” is actually very similar to the ones that former President Obama installed several times.

No unprecedented laws have been made to restrict freedom, but we are enforcing the laws we already have.

No Russian collusion and if there was it’s now being investigated by a special counsel. (Actually the investigations seem to be digging up controversy and questions from the other side of the aisle.)

These things the Trump Administration are doing are not out of the ordinary, you just haven’t been paying attention for the last decade. We have a president that is fighting for our safety!

Why do you still resist?

Notice how “the resistance” has become the opposite of what it was 40 years ago. Think about it. They are fighting to enforce Sharia Law, suppressing opposing speech, banning right wing leaning books/authors and promoting segregation. (If you haven’t researched Sharia it goes against our Constitution, and DOES TAKE RIGHTS AWAY FROM PEOPLE.) Democrats have become fascists against conservative views, while preaching that they are against fascism.

The Left is hypocritically trying to shut down what they call “hate speech” while personally attacking the president, those close to him and those that support him with hate speech and violence that they are now calling art.

The two sides are just not understanding each other and realizing we really all want the same things.

We all want:

  • Peace
  • Equality
  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Preserve our way of life
  • Preserve our world
  • Save those in trouble
  • Protect our loved ones
  • Prosper
  • BE FREE
  • HAPPINESS
  • Legislation that works to better our lives

We all just have different ideas about how to accomplish these things. That is where sharing ideas, compromising, and communicating will save us all.

The resistance is now resisting positive changes. They are resisting things that they’ve previously advocated for. They are resisting, when working together is in the better interest of the country and our people. Our country’s best interest should be the priority of all political parties, and the American people. I hope you resisters out there, wake up and realize the error of your ways, before it’s too late.

Good Luck out there fellow patriots!

God Bless You, God Bless the World and God Bless Our Great Country,…America.

The land of the free and home of the brave.

Let’s keep it that way.

regansandtrump

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Campus and high school kids interviewed about Travel Ban

Early February, several hundred New York City high school and college students walked out of their classrooms at noon on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump and his executive order restricting travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.


Jesse Watters infiltrates Trump Inauguration Protests and stops by President Trump’s Inauguration

Professor told he’s not safe on campus after college protests

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYXFg2_PULA

Published March 21, 2017
The recent wave of protests – sometimes violent – at U.S. colleges and universities that have forced the cancellation of conservative speakers’ lectures take place predominantly at liberal schools, many of whose students are progressive and come from wealthy families, the Brookings Institute said in a new study.

The ANTIFA EXPOSED – A HATE ORGANIZATION!
June 7, 2017 OAN Newsroom
The far-left activist group known as ANTIFA has been at the forefront of attacks on conservative speakers, as well as the supporters of President Trump.

‘List them as a terrorist organisation’: Malcolm Turnbull urged to formally declare group that attacked Andrew Bolt as dangerous extremists
(This is a good article that gives you a better picture of the radical groups from both “alt” sides and that not all people from either side are radical like this.)
What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the media so reluctant to expose it?
“Antifa” is made up of self-described anarchists — radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs.

Sharia Law – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia
Sharia Law – List of Key Rules – http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-law.html
Islam: Governing Under Sharia – https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/islam-governing-under-sharia

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Open your mind to a raceless world – 11 ways race isn’t real

The Paris Climate Accord Pull Out

President Trump did what he said he would do, and kept a campaign promise. Was it the right thing to do?

https://youtu.be/G3wE7MO1uSw
President Trump Makes Announcement of Decision to pull out on Paris Climate Accord – June 1, 2017
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“Mass Trump Hysteria” that President Trump did what he said he’d do, pull out on a very unfair deal for Americans, called The Paris Climate Accord. This is just another campaign promise that he is fulfilling and no one should be even the least bit surprised that it has happened.

‘The Left’ thinks the sky is falling.

Trump Derangement Syndrome, (TDS) is becoming an epidemic among liberals, and democrats. If you haven’t noticed they are all being SO DRAMATIC! Seriously, take some xanax, please! Or maybe just stop with the fear mongering “Alphabet News Networks”. (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC) They like to get you all worked up by leaving out a lot of convenient facts, because it doesn’t fit the negative story line that big mean President Trump is some how ruining the world, yet again today. However, every single day we seem to get through each and every one of these alleged disasters perfectly fine. They only do this for ratings and their fan base eats it up.

No one is dying because we backed out of this deal. No one is going to die or suffer because we backed out of this deal. PERIOD.

I’m sorry I guess the daily freak outs are starting to really get to me.
(Stay with me here.)

I totally sympathize with you “lefties” out there. I believe in preserving our environment just as much as the next ‘tree hugger’. I love my garden, clean water and breathing clean crisp air. I love going for walks and enjoying nature. Before I started doing my own research instead of listening to the fear mongering media, I would probably be in some sort of hysteria too and hiding under my bed with my bottle of xanax.

I’ve learned over the past 5 or so months to just ‘Trust in Trump’.

He’s been right about almost everything else, even if the fear mongering condescending media won’t acknowledge when he is right.
(Trump is Always Right-A List)
No seriously, he may have quoted some statistics wrong, but I’m sure someone else did that research, so I give him a pass on numbers. He’s right about the big stuff and he is privy to much more information than you or I.

That might be a little hard for some of you out there to take, the fact that President Trump knows more than you do. Sting a little? Well it’s about time many of you come to terms with it and also come to terms with the fact that he’s president.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXahHvuV9eU

Can Trump help the climate without being in the Paris Accord?
Published on Jun 1, 2017

‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’ author Bjorn Lomborg, ‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton and Washington Free Beacon staff writer Elizabeth Harrington on President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

“The Agreement doesn’t do enough to help climate change.”

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President Trump shows over and over again that he’s a reasonable man. Even though he has backed out of this TERRIBLE DEAL, he said in the rose garden when he made the announcement, that he wants to negotiate a NEW BETTER DEAL. One that doesn’t involve the loss of American jobs and taxpayers fitting the bill when other countries like China and India, aren’t willing to take on their fair share of the carbon emissions reduction burden.

He’s not just denying climate change all together.

But if they can’t make a new deal, he’s not losing sleep over it, because America is already doing plenty in the private sector to reduce our carbon footprint and do our part to preserve our environment.

This is exactly what I wanted President Trump to do. This is exactly what we all knew he would do. This is exactly what the American workers voted for him to do.

All Conservatives and Republicans should finally be in agreement on something.

This Paris Climate Accord does not reduce emissions enough to justify the insane amount of money it would cost us. Any benefit we see from implementing the restrictions can not be measured effectively enough to justify the expense either.

This agreement is useless. There are no penalties for not upholding it. This deal was never ratified, and countries are already falling behind on it. The goals set up in the agreement are not attainable, especially if countries are already not taking it seriously enough. If we must have a deal, then let’s make a new one.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIG5Bf3__g
Tucker: Trump gets US out of bad deal and left melts down
Published on Jun 1, 2017

President Trump is keeping a promise, undoing 8 years of bad Obama policy and putting American interests first by withdrawing US from Paris Climate Accord – and of course, the left has a meltdown

What is in the Paris climate agreement?

What are the key elements?

  • To keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C
  • To limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • To review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challenge
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing “climate finance” to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.

What about money?

Developing countries say they need financial and technological help to leapfrog fossil fuels and move straight to renewables.

Currently they have been promised US $100b per year by 2020 – not as much as many countries would like.

The agreement requires rich nations to maintain a $100b per year funding pledge beyond 2020, and to use that figure as a “floor” for further support agreed by 2025.

The deal says wealthy countries should continue to provide financial support for poor nations to cope with climate change and encourages other countries to join in on a voluntary basis.

Prof John Shepherd of the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, says the agreement includes some welcome aspirations but few people realise how difficult it will be to achieve the goals.

“Since the only mechanism remains voluntary national caps on emissions, without even any guidance on how stringent those caps would need to be, it is hard to be optimistic that these goals are likely to be achieved.”

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Whether you “buy” the idea of climate change or not, (and there are plenty reasons to question it as well as plenty of reasons to believe in it,) this agreement seems more like a symbolic “cool kids of the world club”, or “one world order,” than any kind of agreement that is going to make substantial results to save the environment.

The pressure to just blindly follow and shell out money without knowing where it’s going is ludicrous. By being a part of this agreement without question is just being a blind sheep, not a leader of the world.

A leader negotiates deals that are fair for the people he/she is representing.

Take a look at the numbers. This agreement says the US should pay $100 billion per year until 2025, then thereafter, continuing with $100 billion per year as “the floor”, or hopefully pay more, to reduce the overall world carbon footprint and stop a 2 degree increase in global warming by 2100. Then if we divided 2 degrees by the approximately 200 countries in the agreement, that’s only .01 degrees per country. Taking into consideration our size and that we account for approximately 12-15% of the world’s carbon footprint, that decrease of .01 degrees multiplied by 15, (for the percentage we are responsible for,) equals .15 degrees, or just round up to .2 degrees. That’s a whole lot of money that we have no idea where it’s going or have any account, just for a .2 degrees decrease over the next century. Especially considering we had an 18% reduction in our carbon footprint between 2000-2015 without the agreement. We are already leading the cause in the war against climate change.

That’s right, our private businesses already are doing their part to combat climate change, because they do care for the environment and they don’t need to be in any “cool kids of the world agreement” to do what’s right, what’s cost effective for them and what’s logical. This way it’s not costing us $100 billion a year for a federal/international mandate. Welcome to conservatism! Less government control is better, ALWAYS.

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On “Special Report” tonight, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt praised the president for his “courageous” decision. -On interview with Fox June 1, 2017. (Pre 1994 levels.)

He added that the U.S. has been a leader on climate change and CO2 reduction – and will continue to do so – so we have nothing to be apologetic about.

“The president did a courageous thing today. He truly put America’s interests first,” Pruitt said. “The president took care of American citizens today.”

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The Paris Climate Accord also demands that America not build any more coal plants immediately, while India won’t need to stop until they receive 2.5 trillion dollars in foreign aid. China wouldn’t have to stop until 2030. (All while OUR “carbon footprint” is back to pre 1994 levels.)

President Trump did the right thing. This was a job killer and would have forced the USA to stifle, while other countries around the globe pummeled us economically.

As “the Alphabet News Networks” and loudest voices on the left have their hissy fit about how unprecedented this is, might I remind them that President Bush did something similar in 2001 and we all lived just fine.

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In 1997, the Clinton administration helped broker the Kyoto Protocol, a similar climate deal that required the nations involved to commit to binding CO2 reduction targets. The U.S. actually signed the treaty, though the Senate refused to ratify it, chiefly because big-polluting developing nations like China and India were given a pass.

Nevertheless, it was hailed as a major step towards combating climate change.

When George W. Bush became president in 2001, he shocked the world by announcing that he was unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the Kyoto Protocol (sound familiar?). He received fierce criticism abroad for failure to lead on climate change.

Per a New York Times article from June 12, 2001:

“Mr. Bush’s outright rejection of the treaty two months ago led to an uproar in Europe…Mr. Bush remained firm in rejecting the 1997 Kyoto accord, noting that it set no standards for major emitters of greenhouse gases, like China and India, while creating mandates for the United States that could prove economically crippling.”

Bush acknowledged global warming as a problem, but preferred for the free market to fight climate change as opposed to relying on artificial government commitments.

He was a few years ahead of his time, but he wasn’t wrong – technological developments in natural gas fracking at the end of the last decade and in this one have, according to one study, reduced carbon emissions in the United States by more than twice as much as what the rest of the world managed to do under the Kyoto Protocol:

David Victor, an energy expert at UC-San Diego, estimates that the shift from coal to natural gas has reduced U.S. emissions by 400 to 500 megatons CO2 per year. To put that number in perspective, it is about twice the total effect of the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions in the rest of the world, including the European Union.

The Paris Accord is different than Kyoto, chiefly because it includes developing nations like China and India (though these nations’ reduction “targets” are pretty underwhelming if not negligible). It’s also non-binding, meaning the commitments are voluntary and unenforceable.

Even under the stringent regulatory regime proposed by the Obama administration, the U.S. was unlikely to meet its commitments anyway. Withdrawing from the treaty really doesn’t change much in terms of actual U.S. policy – it’s certainly not akin to “murdering the planet.”

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So like I always tell you, don’t let the fear mongering media make you think this is something way bigger than it is, and get you all upset, because we are polluting the planet at record speeds and we are all going to die.

None of that is happening.

They love to manipulate you like that. I wouldn’t doubt if there has been a spike in people seeing a psychiatrist since the November 2016 election, not because of anything President Trump has done wrong to the country, but because of the anxiety and negativity the “Alphabet News Networks” and Senate Democrats generate in people that don’t have time to do the research to know what is actually happening.

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Administrator Scott Pruitt Speech On Paris Accord, As Prepared

June 1, 2017 – Thank you, Mr. President.

Your decision today to exit the Paris Accord reflects your unflinching commitment to put America First. And by exiting, you are fulfilling yet one more campaign promise to the American people.

Please know that I am thankful for your fortitude – courage – and steadfastness as you serve and lead our country.

America finally has a leader who answers only to the people – not the special interests who have had their way for much too long. In everything you do, you are fighting for the forgotten men and women of America. You are the champion for hardworking citizens all across this land who just want a government that puts their needs first.

You have promised to put America First in all aspects of your Administration. And you have done that in any number of ways – from trade – to national security – to protecting our border – to right-sizing government here in Washington, D.C.

And today, you have put America First with regard to international agreements and the environment. This is a historic restoration of American Economic Independence – one that will benefit the working class, the working poor, and working people of all stripes. With this action, you have declared that people are the rulers of this country once again.

It should be noted that we as a nation do it better than anyone in the world in striking the balance between growing jobs and our economy – while also being a good steward of our environment. We owe no apologies to other nations for our environmental stewardship.

After all – before the Paris Accord was ever signed – America had reduced its CO2 footprint to levels of the early 1990s. In fact – between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18 percent and this was accomplished largely by American innovation and technology from the private sector rather than government mandate.

For that reason – you have corrected a view that was paramount in Paris – that somehow the United States should penalize its economy – be apologetic – lead with our chin – while the rest of the world does little. Other nations talk a good game – We lead with action – not words.

Our efforts should be on exporting our technology and innovation to nations who seek to reduce their CO2 footprint – to learn from us. That should be our focus versus agreeing to unachievable targets that harm our economy and the American people.

Mr. President – it takes courage and commitment to say no to the plaudits of men while doing what’s right by the American people.

You have that courage –

And the American people can take comfort because you have their back.

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following President Trump’s Announcement Regarding the Paris Climate Agreement

“I commend President Trump for putting American jobs first. This is great news for the Texas economy and for hardworking Americans all across our country. This is great news for family budgets, which under the Obama Paris plan would have seen significant increases in costs for utilities and nearly everything powered by fossil fuels, which accounts for 82 percent of all the energy generated in the United States. The Paris agreement would have destroyed $3 trillion in American GDP and killed 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, while even EPA’s own models conclude that it will have a negligible impact on global temperatures. And, it gave Russia and China and India a free pass, while hammering American jobs. I look forward continuing to work closely with the administration throughout the withdrawal process, and my number-one priority will continue to be fighting for Texans to advance policies that create jobs, grow the economy, and protect family budgets.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvMwadKfAIU
Why pulling out of the Paris agreement will help the U.S.
Published on Jun 1, 2017
Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner on why the U.S. will benefit from leaving the Paris Accord.

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Meanwhile, do your part to help the environment, recycle, conserve water, carpool, use public transportation when available, buy environmentally friendly products, etc. We don’t need to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to do our part to preserve the earth. Encourage your family and friends to do their part as well.

It can all start with you.

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Climate Change Indicators: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

Related Links:

A link to the PDF summary of the Paris Climate Accord
http://www.climatefocus.com/sites/default/files/20151228%20COP%2021%20briefing%20FIN.pdf

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/documents/2017_complete_report.pdf

Through Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it would devastate the U.S. economy.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448157/paris-agreement-climate-change-united-states-senate-energy-cost-economy-gdp

https://youtu.be/Ktnf_61x3Pc
China surpasses EU in per capita carbon emissions
Published on Oct 22, 2014
China for the first time has surpassed the European Union in per capita carbon emissions, according to a new report.

THE 12 QUESTIONS
Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say PDF

What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things you should know
https://www.google.com/amp/www.ajc.com/news/world/what-the-paris-climate-agreement-things-you-should-know/zG6aSruOocgyOvTd4VnPTM/amp.html

Trump’s argument for withdrawing from Paris agreement contains multi-trillion dollar math error
In a cost-benefit analysis, you’re supposed to analyze the costs and the benefits.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thinkprogress.org/amp/p/c617bc9ff0de

U.S. Business Leaders Want to Stay in the Paris Climate Accord
https://hbr.org/2017/05/u-s-business-leaders-want-to-stay-in-the-paris-climate-accord

A Reader’s Guide to the Paris Agreement
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/420345/
Continue reading “The Paris Climate Accord Pull Out”

Who is Susan Rice?

The many scandals that involve Susan Rice. 1996 to President Clinton, we don’t have enough legal foundation to accept Osama Bin Laden on a silver platter.

Update: May 2, 2017

The Original Audio I posted has now been deleted. I did post the link to the show recap, however I haven’t been able to find another version of the audio to replace it.

I’ve also added another video at the end with the latest lie that was uncovered that Susan Rice has told. She’s been building quite the reputation.

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Let me tell you who this Susan Rice person is.

https://youtu.be/iTCKv5dPtCs
This podcast really gets interesting about 56 minutes in.

Sean Hannity Podcast April 5, 2017

Guests Journalist, Sara Carter from Circa News and Buzz Patterson, Author, Retired Air Force Pilot, former Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton

This is the summarized version of the show that has now been deleted and I can’t find a new link to embed. (How convenient.) This is the link to the show summary on Sean Hannity’s site, April 5, 2017:  http://www.hannity.com/articles/shows-472046/radio-show-recap-apr-5-15713492/

Robert Buzz Patterson served 20 years as a pilot on active duty in the United States Air Force, from 1996-1998, Colonel Patterson was the Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton. During that time he was responsible for the President’s Emergency Satchel. He retired in 2001 to pursue a career as a writer, conservative political commentator and commercial airline pilot.

During the Clinton Administration, Susan Rice, served in the Clinton administration in various capacities: at the National Security Council (NSC) from 1993 to 1997; as director for international organizations and peacekeeping from 1993 to 1995; and as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs from 1995 to 1997.

According to Buzz Patterson, (while he was Senior Military Aide to President Clinton,) Susan Rice, was the person that talked President Bill Clinton into not accepting Osama Bin Laden from Sudan in 1996. The country had offered him up on a silver platter, and Susan Rice urged President Clinton not to take him, because according to her, there wasn’t enough legal foundation to justify it. If you take the time to process that tidbit of information, you may come to the same conclusion as I did…. How does this woman live with herself? How does she look herself in the mirror everyday?

Susan Rice’s husband is the a former ABC News executive producer. Ian O. Cameron Produced Numerous Prominent ABC News Programs but Left to Spend Time With His Family.
https://www.google.com/amp/heavy.com/news/2017/04/ian-officer-cameron-susan-rice-husband-o-abc-news-biography-photos-producer/amp/


Susan Rice unmasking revelations covered up by ABC, NBC, defended by CBS
https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/04/susan-rice-unmasking-revelations-covered-up-by-abc-nbc-defended-by-cbs.amp.html

Identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign.” With their identities unmasked, it allowed for someone to freely and illegally leak their names to the press. It’s controversial news but ABC and NBC both chose to ignore it that night, while CBS defended Rice.

Susan Rice is Former National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama. While serving under the Obama Administration, Rice has been accused of unmasking American citizens in incidental collections of National Security Surveillance. It’s still not clear if the unmasking was for legally legitimate reasons or was politically motivated.

However, due to former President Obama’s relaxation of the rules under executive order 12333 it’s quite possible that it was legal, but would not have been otherwise.

Full context: Susan Rice answers questions about Trump transition spying allegations April 4, 2017
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/full-context-susan-rice-answers-questions-trump-transition-spying-allegations/

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice denied Tuesday that the Obama administration spied on Trump campaign associates for political reasons last year, though she acknowledged that on occasion she requested the identity of Americans swept up in U.S. surveillance efforts.

In an interview with MSNBC, Rice said she sometimes asked for the identity of Americans who communicated with foreign individuals, a request known as “unmasking” in intelligence jargon.

The interview came after Bloomberg’s Eli Lake reported that Rice sought out the identities of Trump associates while reviewing communications collected during surveillance of foreign targets. Conservative media commentators have said the reports back-up President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim last month that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

Lake noted in his original report that in her role as national security adviser, Rice’s requests to unmask Americans swept up in foreign surveillance was “likely within the law.”

But Rice did not say if the individuals whose identities she requested included Mr. Trump or any of his campaign aides. She also denied the Obama administration ordered secret surveillance of Trump as part of a political operation.

“Absolutely false,” Rice told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

Rice’s “unmasking” request last year and recent comments on her role in the surveillance efforts have placed her at the center of the wiretapping controversy in recent days. She also faced criticism Tuesday for denying that she had any knowledge that U.S. intelligence agencies in 2016 intercepted communications between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., last month announced the existence of White House documents that he said offered proof that the Obama administration intercepted Trump’s campaign communications while monitoring foreign officials, a practice called “incidental collection.”

The Washington Post on Tuesday cited the PBS NewsHour interview and raised questions about Rice’s recent comments on the wiretapping controversy, though the newspaper noted her denial was unclear due to the way the question had been presented.

To save time for broadcast, the full first question was summarized in the anchor intro leading into NewsHour’s March 22 interview with Susan Rice.

In the first question, PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff asked Rice about Nunes’ disclosure that Trump “and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?” Woodruff added.

Susan Rice on Nunes allegations: ‘I know nothing about this’

“I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today,” Rice answered. The full first question is unedited in the video above.

On Tuesday, Rice defended herself in the MSNBC interview, saying that her job as national security adviser involved seeking out information on U.S. surveillance efforts.

As a top national security official, Rice said, “I only receive what the intelligence community thinks I or any other senior official needs to see.” She added, “That’s necessary for me to do my job.”

On March 22, 2017 the PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff interviewed Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser and UN ambassador under President Obama. In her first answer during the interview, in which Woodruff asked about allegations by House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes that Trump transition officials may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners during the end of the Obama administration, Rice said—in part—she knew “nothing about this.”

She seems to like to play with words, as she was quoted earlier this week on MSNBC, saying “I leaked nothing to nobody.” when asked if she leaked any of the unmasked names to the press. Leaking the names is a felony.

https://youtu.be/s1K4p3OLo7I

(According to MSM this video down plays the possibility of anything nefarious going on.)

In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, former Obama administration national security advisor Susan Rice denies allegations from Fox News, Bloomberg, and other outlets that she used foreign intelligence intercepts to spy on members of the Trump campaign, including looking at documents whose subsequent leak ended the career of her successor, Gen. Mike Flynn. There are new twists in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Former Obama adviser Susan Rice defended herself from allegations by the Trump administration, saying, “I leaked nothing to nobody.” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports for TODAY.

(Which is actually a double negative.)

Gutfeld: Did Susan Rice break the law?
The Five – Published on Apr 4, 2017
The former Obama national security adviser says she ‘leaked nothing to nobody’ which is a double negative. Did she break the law?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ14tnGGF-0

Amb. John Bolton: Susan Rice is in real legal jeopardy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFf67i3M9Y

Published on Apr 4, 2017
Fmr. US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton and the latest on the Susan Rice scandal.

ROCKED: Angered Over Surveillance Scandal, Trump Has 3 Brutal Words For FBI
April 3, 2017 http://madworldnews.com/surveillance-scandal-trump-fbi/

Obviously angered by the explosive reports, Trump has three brutal words directly aimed at corrupt FBI Director James Comey for his role in Obama’s political surveillance scandal.

Trump posted the burning three-word message for Comey this morning on Twitter.

“This is unprecedented,” he said. The tweet is directed to “@FBI,” making it clear that Comey is not just part of the scandalous story but a root cause of political corruption, along with Obama and other top officials within his former administration.

According to Daily Mail, Trump also sent out a tweet praising the Fox News report which exposed the outrageous unmasking of Trump and his campaign in politically motivated surveillance, which was conducted by the Obama administration for an entire year before the inauguration.

This damning new evidence brings an avalanche of possible consequence for Comey after he publicly asked the Department of Justice on March 4 to denounce Trump’s initial claim of wiretapping. Breitbart reported, “Comey told officials at the Justice Department Trump’s claims are false and need to be corrected. Of particular concern is Trump’s insinuation that the FBI broke the law during its investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.”

There was more than one unmasker, and Rice didn’t unmask Flynn April 4, 2017
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/there-was-more-than-one-unmasker-and-rice-didnt-unmask-flynn/article/2619422?custom_click=rss

The Wall Street Journal reports today, based on information from a “Republican official” on the Hill, that at least two Trump transition staffers had their names unmasked by Obama administration officials.

One of them was former national security adviser Mike Flynn, whose conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States were leaked to the media. Flynn was ultimately forced to resign after less than a month in office because he had misrepresented the subject of his conversation to Vice President Mike Pence, who subsequently went on television and assured the nation, based on Flynn’s word, that he had not discussed the undoing of sanctions that President Barack Obama had just imposed.

But Rice unmasked someone else’s name in the context of conversations with officials from another foreign government — not Russia……the names of two U.S. citizens who were part of Mr. Trump’s transition team have been unmasked in intelligence reports.

One is Mr. Flynn and the other hasn’t been identified.

The official said Ms. Rice had requested the unmasking of at least one transition official—not Mr. Flynn—who was part of multiple foreign conversations that weren’t related to Russia.


What John Bolton LET LEAK About Susan Rice Will Have Obama Crying Under A Table! 
April 3, 2017 https://libertywriters.com/2017/04/what-john-bolton-leaked-about-susan-rice-will-have-obama-crying-under-a-table/?utm_content=buffer19f08&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer

JOHN BOLTON ABOUT SUSAN RICE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbwDPre6wi0


Breaking: Look Who Gave Susan Rice The Unmasking OK! 
April 3, 2017
http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=71550

The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.

Upon learning of Rice’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.


“Unmasking” is the process of identifying individuals whose communications were caught in the dragnet of intelligence gathering. While conducting investigations into terrorism and other related crimes, intelligence analysts incidentally capture conversations about parties not subject to the search warrant. The identities of individuals who are not under investigation are kept confidential, for legal and moral reasons.

Under President Obama, the unmasking rules were changed. Circa originally reported:

As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, Circa has learned.

Three people close to President Obama, including his “fall guy” for Benghazi (Susan Rice), had authorization to unmask.

RUSH: Obama Admin ‘Weaponized Politically’ Our Intel Services Against Republicans And Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut_EGsGpSD0&amp;feature=youtu.be
Published on Apr 3, 2017 Find More @ http://www.DailyRushbo.com


UNCATEGORIZED BREAKING: What Trump Just Found in The White House Logs Secures Susan Rice Will Get Longest Prison Sentence Possible – RedConservative 
April 4, 2017
http://www.thestreamus.com/breaking-what-trump-just-found-in-the-white-house-logs-secures-susan-rice-will-get-longest-prison-sentence-possible-redconservative/

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.

“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

Susan Rice is also the same person that mislead the public about why the attack at Benghazi happened. According to her the attack evolved out of a protest against an offensive internet video.

Why Susan Rice, Not Hillary Clinton, Took the Fall for Benghazi
June 28, 2016
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-28/why-susan-rice-not-hillary-clinton-took-the-fall-for-benghazi

On Benghazi day, let’s spare a few thoughts for President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice. Yes, the headlines all say the House Select Committee on Benghazi couldn’t find any new dirt on Hillary Clinton. But the woman who almost replaced her as secretary of state did not come out looking very prepared.

Back in September 2012, Rice was ambassador to the United Nations and was President Barack Obama’s first choice to replace Clinton as secretary of state. But her nomination was scuttled after she appeared on the Sunday news shows to discuss that month’s attacks on a U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi. Rice stuck to the talking points she had been given and said the attack evolved out of a protest against an offensive internet video.

The final report from the Republicans on the Benghazi committee did not find for example that Obama had nixed a rescue attempt or that Clinton personally disapproved security measures for Benghazi before the attack. It concluded that various rescue teams waited far too long before deploying to Libya, but it did not show the president called off these teams.

Rice was not well-prepared for this task. Not only was she not a participant in the senior-level meetings to respond to the Benghazi attack, she wasn’t even briefed by an intelligence analyst before appearing on the Sunday shows. She told the select committee that she was unaware at the time that the CIA maintained an annex at the Benghazi compound. Rhodes and senior Obama adviser David Plouffe briefed Rice instead.

The talking points that informed Rice’s appearances after the Benghazi attacks were based on talking points developed initially by the CIA for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. …..the line about the internet video protests was based initially on an editing error in an intelligence report from the day after the attack.

This would appear to let Rhodes and Rice off the hook. It was the CIA’s fault in an editing error. But the White House also earns some blame as well.

Mid-level State Department officials e-mailed each other in disbelief about what Rice said on the Sunday shows. Clinton herself talked about the al-Qaeda links to the attackers in private conversations with Egyptian and Libyan officials as well as a personal e-mail to her daughter Chelsea Clinton.

Obama’s defenders might say that all of this is how the game is played. There is some truth to this. In democratic societies, it’s not enough to just present the public with facts. You have to string those facts together into a story in order to persuade people to support your policies. Narratives make governing possible.

But narratives are not everything. And this is a lesson that Obama has yet to learn. Whether it’s his attorney general excising Omar Mateen’s references to Islamic State in his 911 calls, or the White House’s decision to call terror rampages “mass shootings,” the narrative often seems more important than the policy it’s meant to sell. Nearly four years ago in Benghazi, the president’s narrative about terrorism and Libya went up in flames. The story his administration told about a protest and an internet video couldn’t save it.

EXCLUSIVE – Benghazi Hero Kris Paronto: Susan Rice ‘Needs to Be in Jail’ to Show Politicians ‘They Are No Longer Untouchable’ April 6, 2017
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/06/exclusive-father-of-benghazi-fallen-hero-perhaps-susan-rice-should-take-a-lie-detector-test/

Former U.S. Army Ranger and Benghazi survivor Kris “Tanto” Paronto told Breitbart News that he believes former President Barack Obama National Security adviser Susan Rice “needs to be in jail” for her decision to willfully unmask the identities of United States citizens connected to President Donald Trump’s transition team.

Paronto added, “The Trump administration has been given the perfect opportunity to set an example, or make an example, out of the type of politician that she is and show these other politicians that they are no longer untouchable.”

“I thought Hillary Clinton was bad,” Paronto said. “This woman [Susan Rice] surpasses her as far as her evilness and willingness to subvert America with this administration and to continually lie.” He added, “This woman broke the law. She put lives in danger. She put officers in danger. She put American citizens in danger by doing that. She has no value for human life unless it benefits her politics or benefits her friendship with the crooked administration that was in power for the previous eight years. That woman, at the very least, needs to be in jail. She has no value of human life.”

Instead, Paronto suggested Rice lied to protect Obama and questioned her allegiance to the United States. “There is no gray area; she lied. And she’s still protecting her mentor, Obama, from that administration. Her allegiance lies, for some reason misguidedly with them, not with the United States of America.” Paronto also criticized Rice for saying that Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction. “I didn’t know a traitor could serve with honorable distinction and then get six of his fellow soldiers killed trying to find him. The woman has no integrity. She should have no credibility. And honestly, in my opinion, she should be in prison for unmasking and putting American citizens in danger.”

He said he hopes President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will go after Rice but said, “I don’t think justice will take place because I haven’t seen it yet. “Justice could have taken place with Hillary Clinton because she did violate national security; she did lie. Justice could have taken place” when it was discovered that interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile gave Clinton’s camp questions before a town hall debate while she was a contributor to CNN. He added, “Justice could happen with Susan Rice and her lying on national TV continually about a video causing Benghazi when it didn’t.”

Rice said it was a YouTube video, not then-President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, that prompted the Benghazi attack that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others dead. It was not.

Paronto was among four surviving warriors who defended more than 30 American personnel in two American facilities in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The attacks were carried out by the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia. In addition to Ambassador Stevens, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and State Department IT specialist Sean Smith were also killed.


Susan Rice somehow manages to make Benghazi cover-up seem minor 
April 4, 2017
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/4/susan-rice-somehow-manages-to-make-benghazi-cover-/

Well, that explains the deafening silence from President Obama.

All these months, it turns out, it was his right-hand hatchet gal and exposed serial prevaricator Susan Rice who was behind the scenes in his administration working all the levers of the most powerful espionage machine on planet Earth to spy on Mr. Obama’s political enemies.

This is jaw-dropping, bombshell information.

Not because it reveals Susan“Benghazi was about a video”Rice to be a liar. We already knew that.

Not because it exposed the Obama administration as the most nakedly partisan presidency in modern history, willing to use even the most sacred powers of the federal government for political purposes. We already knew that too.

What is so astonishing about the revelation that Ms. Rice was the one unmasking Donald Trump and his campaign before, during and after he won the presidency is that it doesn’t get any closer to Barack Obama himself.


Exclusive–Father of Benghazi Fallen Hero: ‘Perhaps Susan Rice Should Take a Lie Detector Test’ 
April 6, 2017
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/06/exclusive-benghazi-hero-kris-paronto-susan-rice-needs-be-jail-show-politicians-they-no-longer-untouchable/

The father of CIA contract security officer Tyrone Woods, one of the four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on American facilities in Benghazi, Libya, told Breitbart News that former national security adviser Susan Rice should answer questions about her handling of intelligence reports while being wired to a lie detector.

“I am an attorney, and every attorney, the jury instructions we always give: ‘If a witness has been proven false in part of their testimony, then all of their testimony is presumed to be less truthful,” said Charles Woods, who became one of the most vocal family members of the four men. “That is the situation we have with Susan Rice.”

Woods said Rice lied to the American people five times on the Sunday after the Benghazi attacks, when she told viewers watching five different news programs the attack was triggered by a video on YouTube that depicted the Prophet Mohammad in a negative light.

“Two weeks ago, she said she did not know anything about the unmasking of Michael Flynn,” the former administrative law judge said.

“We have a pattern of not being truthful,” he said. “I makes me wonder why she wasn’t fired several years ago, when it was proven she lied to the American public those five times. Why wasn’t she fired? The only conclusion I can reach is that she worked for an organization whose values were based on deceiving the American people.”

Instead of being fired, Rice was rewarded, because

she shared the values of the people she worked for and worked with, Woods said.

In January 2016, Woods challenged former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to take a lie detector test regarding the claims that she did not tell Woods and other Benghazi family members that the attacks were sparked because of an offensive video. Woods also volunteered to take a lie detector test himself. “Perhaps Susan Rice should take a lie detector test, as well?” he asked.

Woods said he has first-hand experience with the government, starting with a phone call with his son while Tyrone was still on active-duty in the Navy. “Do I believe that I am monitored? Yes,” he said.

During the conversation, the SEAL told his father that the government monitors all phone calls and if certain keywords are used in the conversation, the government flags the conversation for follow-up, he said.

Woods said when he attended the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference he encountered another confirmation that the government was tracking him.

The attorney said he was going to give interviews at CPAC’s “Radio Row,” and in between interviews, he would call his wife to reflect and to pray with her.

After an interview with NRA Radio, Woods noticed that his contact list in his phone was smaller than it used to be, he said. “Every one of the media people, whether it had been Hannity or Fox News or whatever, all of those contacts had been scrubbed and then, all of the contacts that I have made with congressmen and senators–every one of those had been scrubbed.”

That night, Woods said he attended an event with a number of members of the intelligence community. “I mentioned what happened to my phone to a guy there from the CIA and he brought it over to a couple of whistleblowers at the same event. He said, ‘Have them look at your phone and tell them what happened.’”

Both men examined the phone and confirmed to Woods that someone from government had deleted his media and Capitol Hill contacts, he said.

One of the men told Woods: “It would have been very easy for someone to erase all of your contacts, but they wanted to give you a message that ‘We are listening to you. We are watching you and there are certain people, namely, media and congressmen and senators, that we don’t want you talking to anymore.”

WIKILEAKS PROVES OBAMA AND HILLARY ISSUED STAND DOWN ORDER IN BENGHAZI!! April 2017
http://usjournalreview.com/wikileaks-proves-obama-and-hillary-issued-stand-down-order-in-benghazi/

Wikileaks email dump has turned up undeniable evidence that Hillary was not only aware of the situation but actually ordered them to stay put and wait rather than upset the Lebanese government. Apparently, the arms trade with the Lebanese government was in jeopardy so Obama told Hillary to handle it as she saw fit.

Via USA Politics Today:

Clinton told Podesta that a few lives were a small price to pay to keep our sweet deals on weapons to the Lebanese flowing through Kurdistan and Caledonia:

“DOCUMENT NUMBER 1254869 CLEARLY SHOWS THAT CLINTON ADVISED PODESTA OF THEIR INTENT TO HAVE THE US MILITARY, WHICH WAS ONLY 3 MILES FROM THE CONSULATE WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED, STAY PUT AND OFFER NO HELP. ‘THE CIA WILL GET THEIR OWN PEOPLE OUT’ THE FORWARD COMMANDERS WERE TOLD.”

According to the email, he told Clinton to do “whatever she thought was best” to keep the weapons deals with Ghadafi from being lost to the Germans.

Knowing she was at fault didn’t stop Hillary from attacking Benghazi victim’s families during her 2016 presidential debates, did it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-QblDLi_o&amp;feature=youtu.be

And she had the audacity to show remorse during the funeral and then attacking the victim’s families during the debates? It’s her fault that they died! She is an evil and corrupt politician who was given too much power by Barack Obama.


Update: May 2, 2017

Published on Apr 5, 2017

Days before leaving office, Susan Rice told NPR hack Rachel Martin that she and Obama removed all chemical weapons in Syria. This of course was another classic Susan Rice lie as over 100 people died, including babies in the latest Syrian chemical weapons attack by Bashir al-Assad.

So let me put this all together for you in case you may have missed something here:

  • Susan Rice advised President Bill Clinton to not take Osama Bin Laden when Sudan offered him up in 1996. Just 5 years before 9/11. 
  • Susan Rice lied about why the attack in Benghazi happened. She said it was some protest to a video. (Yeah, because protesters run around with RPGs and grenades.)
  • Susan Rice denied knowing anything about the unmasking and incidentally collection of people associated with Candidate/Pres-Elect/President Trump and his team. 
  • Susan Rice changed her story a week later after it was proven that she was the one who had unmasked, or at least one of the people to do so. She also claims that it was all done legally and happens all the time. ( Then why lie the first time around?)
  • Susan Rice told Rachel Martin, in an interview on NPR, that she and Obama removed all chemical weapons in Syria. This of course was another classic Susan Rice lie.  April 4, 2017 over 100 people died, including babies in the latest Syrian chemical weapons attack by Bashir al-Assad.

But I’ll let you decide for yourself, what you think of Susan Rice. If you ask me she’s just as evil as her partner in crime Hillary Clinton. I am looking forward to hearing her testify and tell her side of the story of this unmasking and leaking scandal under oath. However after her past of lying, it will be hard to take her testimony as the honest truth.

 

 

Related Links:


Wikileaks PROVES Obama And Hillary Issued Stand Down Order In Benghazi!!
April 3, 2017
http://www.usapoliticstoday.com/wikileaks-proves-obama-hillary-issued-order-benghazi/?utm_source=WNP&amp;utm_medium=WNP&amp;utm_campaign=WNP

Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel April 3, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-03/top-obama-adviser-sought-names-of-trump-associates-in-intel

BOMBSHELL: Fmr. National Security Advisor Susan Rice Fingered As ‘Unmasker’?
April 2017 http://m.hannity.com/articles/hanpr-election-493995-493995/bombshell-fmr-national-security-advisor-susan-15704264/

5 Susan Rice Scandal Facts Every American Must Know April 4, 2017
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/5-susan-rice-scandal-facts-every-american-must-know/


Rush Limbaugh on Susan Rice Scandal
http://newpoliticalview.com/2017/04/04/right-susan-rice-revelation-rush-makes-brutal-announcement-barack-obama-turning-heads/

Benghazi Victim’s Widow: Ty’s Death ‘Handled With Disrespect and Negligence’ by Clinton and Obama August 4, 2017
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/benghazi-victims-widow-tys-death-was-handled-disrespect-and-negligence

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a United States Veteran and private security contractor, has served the United States for more than 18 years. http://www.kristantoparonto.com/

Remember When They All Said Benghazi Was About a Video? October 25, 2015
http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/10/remember-when-they-all-said-benghazi-was-about-a-video/

No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump & Russia

UPDATE: May 2, 2017
Congressman Pete King (R-NY) Interview – gives us an update (May 2, 2017 )
Still no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia
Please excuse the crappy quality.

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I can’t stand it anymore. MSM has gone completely nuts and if you aren’t watching the news 24/7 and entire un-edited testimonies, entire un-edited press conferences or entire un-edited interviews, you may not have gotten the memo yet. Brace yourself, because if you watch CNN this is going to come as a huge surprise to you….

THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP TEAM AND RUSSIA.

Not only is there no evidence of collusion, but this investigation has been happening since at least July of 2016, and nothing has been found. If you don’t believe me, then you are welcome to watch the collection of videos that I have included for your viewing pleasure.

(To my knowledge as of May 2, 2017 there is still no evidence that the Trump Team colluded with Russia.)

From the desk of Chris Wallace, Devin Nunes confirms NO COLLUSION BETWEEN “TRUMP WORLD” AND RUSSIANS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8iicUyOeik

Nunes: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, Clear Effort To Undermine President Through Leaks

Published on Mar 19, 2017

Nunes: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, Clear Effort To Undermine President Through Leaks (March 19, 2017)

Fmr. DNI James Clapper: NO EVIDENCE OF TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION TO MY KNOWLEDGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycZj5-5KJwA

Published on Mar 5, 2017

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that, to his knowledge, there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. This clip is from Clapper’s interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press on March 5, 2017.

Spicer: no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od49pA1dffg

Published on Mar 20, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that FBI Director James Comey’s appearance on Capitol Hill backed up assertions that there was no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. (March 20)

No Evidence of Trump/Russia collusion but there IS evidence of Obama wiretapping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-eTy7zB8s

Published on Mar 6, 2017

BREAKING NEWS ! CNN admit NO collusion with Russia !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byrw55Jiq-M

Published on Mar 18, 2017

Mark Stein Joins Tucker To Let Every leftist Know… No Evidence Of Trump Russia Collusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OvH_Wq3i-U

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Mark Stein Joins Tucker To Let Every leftist Know… No Evidence Of Trump Russia Collusion… 3 / 20 / 2017

BREAKING – HOUSE DROPS BOMBSHELL ON LIBERAL’S – ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OF TRUMP RUSSIA COLLUSION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE1pAmO0ODE

Published on Mar 18, 2017

BREAKING – HOUSE DROPS BOMBSHELL ON LIBERAL’S – ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OF TRUMP RUSSIA COLLUSION

Rep. Peter King: I’ve Seen No Evidence Of Collusion From Trump Campaign | MSNBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsv9JV7vFjk

Published on Mar 20, 2017

During an interview with Kasie Hunt, Rep. Peter King said he’s seen no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia – and that “circumstantial evidence” is not enough.

There is no evidence of collusion with Russia The real issue is the unbelievable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zqsYnwmbKg

Published on Mar 20, 2017

“There is no evidence of collusion with Russia. The real issue is the unbelievable amount of classified information that has been illegally leaked, putting our national security at risk – must get to the bottom of it!” President Donald J Trump

Roger Stone: ‘I’ve had no contacts or collusion’ with Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryd8XmiDfHA

Published on Mar 26, 2017

26th March 2017 – Political strategist Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser to President Trump, doubled down on his defense against allegations that he or others in the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia in its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

FULL James Comey, Mike Rogers Testify on Wiretapping Russian election interference.

March 20 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixOguUCVp8k

Streamed live on Mar 20, 2017

FBI Director James Comey speech. WATCH LIVE: House Hearing On Russian Attempts To Interfere. March 20 2017.

FBI Director James Comey expected to testify about Donald Trump’s wiretap claims and Russia’s election hacking. House Intel Cmte hearing on Russian election interference. House intelligence committee opens hearing on Russian interference. James Comey Testifies Before Congress on Donald Trump: Watch. FBI Director James Comey expected to testify about Donald Trump’s wiretap claims and Russia’s election hacking. FBI director James Comey expected to reject Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims at Congress hearing. FBI Director James Comey speech at 2017. Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing. Trump declares “Fake news” before FBI Director James Comey’s. James Comey Testifies On President Trump Wiretapping Claims &amp; Russian . House hearing on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Trump declares “Fake news” before FBI Director James Comey’s. Comey confirms FBI investigating Russia, Trump ties. Watch Comey testimony at House Russia hearing. M. Rogers. James Comey, Mike Rogers testify before House Intelligence.Live video: James Comey to testify before House Intelligence. Gowdy. Comey: Have no info that supports Trump’s wiretapping tweets. ‘NO COLLUSION’

White House stands its ground after Russia probe confirmed by Comey. James Comey Russia Hearing: Live Stream Online. Comey: ‘No Information’ To Back Trump’s Claim Obama Wiretapped Him. FBI Director James Comey Testifies to Congress: Here’s What You Need To know. Highlights From the House Hearing on Russian Interference in the US Election. FBI Director Comey confirms probe of possible coordination between Kremlin and Trump campaign. The 4 bombshells of James Comey. It’s Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump’s Links to Russia. Trump trolled on Twitter as Comey debunks Obama wiretap claim. James Comey, Trump and the Russians: Our view. James Comey’s testimony: Live updates. James Comey, who alerted Congress about possible Clinton emails. FBI director James Comey says there is no evidence to support.

And now you have your lying Swamp Rat Schiff, Lies on National Television.DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-1jB8EibY

Published on Mar 22, 2017

The top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) dropped a bombshell on Donald Trump by saying there’s more than circumstantial evidence against Trump for Russia collusion.

And yes he lied, because everywhere else I’m hearing no collusion with Russia. The new evidence that Devin Nunes found, he stated had nothing to do with Russia. At the time Mr. Schiff did the above interview he had not seen any new evidence to suggest a new conclusion. This was just grandstanding, and a blatant lie to further the Russian collusion narrative.

He has backpedeled since.

BREAKING!! Top Dem On House Intel Committee Just Made A Major Admission! It’s All Unraveling Folks!!!

https://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=71415

Rep. Adam Schiff: Too early to say Trump campaign colluded with RussiaApril 2, 2017

Democrat Adam Schiff Admits No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion April 2, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff says it’s premature to conclude that members of the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to interfere in the general election.

Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether he can “say definitively that there was collusion” between members of the campaign and Moscow to meddle in the presidential race, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said it’s too early to tell.

“We can say, conclusively, this is something that needs to be thoroughly investigated,” Mr. Schiff said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But it’s way premature to be reaching conclusions.”

“We are still at the very early stage of the investigation,” he said. “The only thing I can say is that it would be irresponsible for us not to get to the bottom of this.”

The California Democrat previously said he had seen “more than circumstantial evidence” to suggest members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia to interfere in the presidential race.

“I can tell you that the case is more than that,” Mr. Schiff said last month on “State of the Union.” “And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”

At that time, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, California Republican, said he wasn’t aware of the evidence cited by Mr. Schiff.

Devin Nunes on Surveillance and Russia

Personal Story

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee joins ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ to discuss surveillance claims surrounding President Trump – Evidence that had NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA

(But had everything to do with surveillance of the Trump Team. There is also no reason for Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation because he’s done nothing wrong.)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/27/nunes-on-meeting-source-on-white-house-grounds-there-was-no-sneaking-around.html

The chairman of the House intelligence committee told Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday that “there was no sneaking around” when he met with the secret source behind his claim that President Trump’s associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance.

“We go to the executive branch at least once or twice a week,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told host Bill O’Reilly. “This is not unusual, because there are intelligence products that we don’t have access to in the House of Representatives, although we do have the clearances to see them.

“So, we’ve known about this long before Trump actually sent his famous tweet out about the ‘wiretapping’ at Trump Tower,” Nunes went on. “We’ve known that there was additional unmasking of Americans’ names. We’ve had sources that have provided that information. And so, what I had to do was that I needed a place that I could actually go and find this information and review it.”

The chairman said he did not go to the West Wing or speak to Trump on the day he met his source, and re-emphasized that the information he reviewed “had nothing to do with Russia. That’s the key here.”

Nunes’ confirmation that he met with the source on the White House grounds prompted Democrats to call for him to recuse himself from the committee’s ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russian officials and members of Trump’s campaign.

Backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Nunes struck a defiant tone, telling O’Reilly, “I’m sure the Democrats do want me to quit, because they know that I’m quite effective at getting to the bottom of things.”

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Travel Ban 2.0 

President Trump’s Travel “Ban” Executive Order, (I’d rather call it a “Pause,”) has been in limbo for over a month, because courts are trying to sort out the legalities of it all. There are some misconceptions, speculations, differences of opinion and conflicting laws that need prioritizing. I wrote another blog regarding it recently, and you can find it here.

(I can’t seem to blog at the “Speed of Trump.” This man is very ambitious, a work-aholic and there seems to be something new everyday. Sometimes bad and in my opinion, a lot of good.)

The new executive order replacing the earlier one that had the country in an uproar, was signed Monday March 6th, 2017 and is only targeting 6 countries this time. Iraq has been dropped from the list, however extra screening will be added to people leaving Iraq, to make sure nobody has ties to ISIS. Iraq has already agreed to work with the US on this matter so targeting them negatively, would be counterproductive. This order also doesn’t single out Syrian refugees for indefinite suspension, it seems to apply to all refugees and just for a 120 pause. It will not take effect until March 16th and everyone seems to be in the loop on this one with no surprises. (exec order text and memorandum text released 3-6-17)

Buried deep in the executive order is the revoking of the old one regarding this matter, because there is 48 lawsuits against it. They originally said they would fight those suits, but revoking the previous order renders those suits all moot, though it doesn’t make them go away. So now the DOJ will have to apply to all of those courts to have those cases thrown out. – via Fox New “Happening Now” Monday March 6, 2017
(It’s probably in the county’s best interest to do this, as President Trump has a very big agenda on his plate and fighting over the old executive order just takes time away from things he could be doing elsewhere.)

“Of the thousand active counter terrorism cases being lead by the FBI at this time inside the US, 300 are focused on individuals who entered the United States as refugees, and we are also told they come from countries on today’s 6 country list, and others who are outside that region”. via Fox New “Happening Now” Monday March 6, 2017

Legal permanent residence, those with visas and green cards prior to January 21st will be getting priority to stay in the US in this new executive order. It sounds like, it seems this one will be “bullet proof” legal, which can explain why it’s taken so long for it to be rewritten. It also explains for the delay in it being implemented, to give those legal permanent residents, visa holders and green card holders who need to make the necessary arrangements to do so. Info via Fox News “Happening Now” 3-6-17

In the legalities of it all, nobody seems to agree that this is not a muslim ban, even though there are many reasons to denounce that theory. One of which, NOT ALL muslims are affected, only ones that reside in the now six countries from the list. There are 40+ Muslim dominant countries around the world whom of which are not affected. Second there is no mention of a Muslim ban in the wording of the order. And lastly, EVERYONE without a valid visa or greencard before January 21, 2017 or who is not a permanent resident of the US in the countries that are forementioned are affected under the executive order, not just ones whom of which practice the Muslim religion.

The Argument of this Executive Order’s Legality
Many people feel that the reason this order is not legal is because of religious discrimination, it violates religious rights of refugees mentioned. However, shouldn’t the people already on our soil, and the ones that already have been accepted to enter our borders, have precedence over anyone overseas that has no claim to residence in the USA?

During former President Obama’s Administration, a bill was introduced that would give religious discrimination rights to possible migrants heading to the US. It’s called The Freedom of Religion Act of 2016, and it states that no immigrant can be denied admission to the USA based on their religion.

NEW BILL WOULD BAN RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN IMMIGRATION
http://www.newsweek.com/new-bill-would-ban-religious-discrimination-immigration-458722 – via News Week May 11, 2016

The Freedom of Religion Act of 2016 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with a new section titled “Prohibition on denying admission because of religion,” which stipulates that “notwithstanding any other provision of the immigration laws, an alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.’’

Concerns about national security are mixing with unchecked anti-Muslim bigotry and fomenting unjust fear and scrutiny of Muslim refugees and immigrants. Sadly, that fear has led some to call for a temporary ban on Muslims immigrating to the U.S., to propose dramatically limiting the number of refugees our nation accepts, and to pursue a host of policies designed to make life difficult for Muslims in America. To close our doors to Muslim immigrants and refugees in need would betray both the First Amendment and our nation’s great history as an open and welcoming land.
Um, no. NewsWeek, you have got it all wrong. Nobody wants to ban Muslims, we want to keep RADICALS out. No one is proposing any policies to oppress Muslims either, so please stop with the fear mongering.

House Passes Upgraded International Religious Freedom Law May 18, 2016
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/house-passes-significant-upgrades-international-religious-freedom-law
(CNSNews.com) – The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act Monday afternoon, which upgrades the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 giving the administration and the State Department new resources to help combat the worldwide escalation in persecution of religious minorities.

Congress Passes Bill Aimed at Addressing Worldwide Religious Persecution
December 14, 2016
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/congress-passes-bill-aimed-addressing-worldwide-religious-persecution
(CNSNews.com) – The House Tuesday passed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to “advance religious freedom globally,” following approval by the Senate last week and is now headed to the president’s desk.

The bipartisan bill, authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), aims to “advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism worldwide.”

The legislation requires that the secretary of state “establish and maintain a list of foreign individuals to whom a consular post has denied a visa on the grounds of particularly severe violations of religious freedom” or “who are subject to financial sanctions or other measures for particularly severe violations of freedom religion.”

It also would amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) requiring that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “make publicly available, to the extent practicable, online and in official publications, lists of persons it determines are imprisoned or detained, have disappeared, been placed under house arrest, been tortured, or subjected to forced renunciations of faith for their religious activity or religious freedom advocacy by the government of a foreign country that the Commission recommends for designation as a country of particular concern for religious freedom.”
It includes a requirement of international religious freedom training for all Foreign Service Officers and also requires that the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom report directly to the secretary of state.

The bill calls for an integration of “United States international religious freedom policies and strategies into the foreign policy efforts of the United States.”

My humble opinion is that everyone should have the freedom to worship or not, in any way they want, as long as it’s not hurting anyone else, and they are not forcing anyone, to do as they do. But we should not be giving rights to people in other countries, and prioritizing these rights above those of our own National Security.

Those that are in agreement with the executive order believe that National Security comes before anything else, so this law, The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, has precedence over any other, the law states: Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

(That would imply in regards to what the president deems is in the best interest of the United States of America’s National Security, that ANYTHING GOES. It’s his number one job to keep the U.S. safe. I completely agree.)

The original executive order regarding this “Travel Pause”, was implemented hastily and carelessly. There were many people inconvenienced, scared and negatively affected by it. The President should have included exemptions for those people that already had permissions to be here in the USA, such as visa holders and naturalized citizens etc. Most likely had he done that, a lot less protesting and anger would have accrued. We are told that they eventually clarified that those people were exempt and were handled, then released on a case by case basis.

Administration: Nearly 750 people subjected to travel ban after court order
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/320949-reports-nearly-750-people-affected-by-travel-ban-in-hours-after-trumps-order -via The Hill 2-23-17
The federal government said Thursday that 746 people were “detained or processed” during the 27-hour period after a federal judge blocked enforcement of part of President Trump’s travel ban.

The Justice Department on Thursday turned over a list of the names to a group of civil rights attorneys representing plaintiffs suing the Trump administration over the policy.

The lawyers agreed not to make the names public, but a cover letter from the Justice Department obtained by The Hill says “the list includes legal permanent residents.”
The list of names turned over to lawyers also includes travelers with approved refugee applications, valid visa holders and travelers from the seven countries included in the ban who were authorized to enter the U.S….

It’s not clear how many people on the list eventually gained entry into the U.S…….
“Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,” the president tweeted on Jan. 30……

The government said last week in a court filing that 44 people arriving from those seven countries were deemed inadmissible on Jan. 27 and 28, The Associated Press reported, and another 97 people were denied entry at land border ports or pre-clearance locations abroad.

The government said at the time that 24 of those people who arrived at U.S. airports and 14 stopped elsewhere were ultimately admitted.

(It was originally reported that only just over 100 people were detained by the executive order in question and the 750 were sent back to where they came from. I’m not sure what exactly the truth is on that considering I’ve seen conflicting reports from various news sources. If you can find proof of what is actually true, leave me a comment of the link, I would love to add the correct info. (Hopefully the new executive order has all these kinks ironed out now.)

The hasty implementation of the this travel executive order was said to be a “surprise to our enemies,” so not to give them time to pour into the country before it was implemented. That’s a good argument, however not a very good excuse for such a horrible cluster of a process. Considering, because of the questionable legalities, it’s done the opposite of what it was meant to do. As well as the fact that they have been taking their sweet time re-writing a new one. The new one is said to be air tight, however they don’t seem to be in a very big hurry now, since it has a delayed effective date of ten days from now. This is probably because the courts “suggested” that it violated rights of those people who are legal and who needed time to make arrangements before implementation.

Report: 1800 refugees from 7 banned nations have entered US since court lifted Trump’s “travel ban” 
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/26/report-1800-refugees-from-7-banned-nations-have-entered-us-since-court-lifted-trumps-travel-ban/ via The Blaze 2-26-17
Data from the State Department recently revealed that at least 1,800 refugees from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s January executive order on immigration and the U.S. refugee resettlement program have entered the United States since the courts lifted the order’s major restrictions.

According to analysis from the Pew Research Center, of those 1,800 refugees, the majority came from Syria, Iraq and Somalia…..

During the first full week of Trump’s presidency (Jan. 21-27), 870 refugees from the restricted countries entered the U.S., accounting for 43% of all refugee admissions during this time. The following week, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, refugee admissions from the seven restricted countries all but stopped after Trump’s executive order took effect (excluding two refugees from Somalia and Iraq). They then resumed shortly after the federal courts stepped in.

In all, including refugees from countries with no travel restrictions, 6,095 refugees entered the U.S. during Trump’s first month in office (Jan. 21 to Feb. 17), a period that includes the week before he issued the travel order. Among these refugees, a total of 2,778 were Muslims (46%) and 2,610 are Christians (43%).

In total, Pew found that 2,733 refugees — or 45 percent in total — that entered the U.S. during Trump’s first month in office came from one of Trump’s seven targeted Muslim-majority nations.

The Freedom of Religion Act of 2016, that was passed under former President Obama, seems very unConstitutional regarding the security of the American people. The argument that refugees from these FAILED STATE COUNTRIES are protected under our laws is one that has the potential to step on our own citizen’s civil liberties. If we honored rights to everyone around the world under our Constitution before our own people, we are heading down a very dangerous road. These countries do not have records for background checks, it’s not easy to determine who is friendly with America and who maybe is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This is why we need to improve vetting for these countries and that is the whole purpose of this executive order to begin with. But who would know that after the circus that has been made out of it by the media and Sen. Democrats like Chuck Schumer. (Whom was completely on board with the whole idea just two years ago and there is video proof of him saying so. Nothing has changed since then except for the POTUS.)

Trump’s order is a balm for Christians, not a ban on Muslims
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/01/30/opinions/trump-travel-ban-christians-swain-opinion/index.html via CNN January 30, 2017
In the following days, mass hysteria and an onslaught of misleading news reports have falsely depicted the President’s actions as an unconstitutional ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Those who object to the order have missed both the actual content of the executive order and the fact that the seven Muslim nations most affected — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen — were already identified when Congress passed the “Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.” This act prevented nationals of these countries from traveling to the United States without visas. Muslims from other nations like Indonesia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia are not subject to Trump’s 90-day restriction. Therefore, it is not a Muslim ban.

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”

Some people argue that restricting refugees from Syria and other terrorist sponsoring nations is heartless because many of the persons admitted are women and children. However, there is a serious problem with this argument: there are more male than female refugees. As Megan McArdle of Bloomberg highlights, Europe’s immigration statistics have shown that only 27 percent of refugees were female in 2015. Additionally, jihadists groups have increasingly used women and children to carry out attacks. Women bombers have been successful because they can get closer to their targets, as they are considered less suspicious. Thus, it makes perfect sense for our government to strongly vet all Muslim immigrants, including the women and children.

President Trump has also been condemned for signaling he will give priority to persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East, which means admitting higher numbers of Christian and Yazidi refugees fleeing beheadings, drownings, and other forms of mass torture. Some critics have mistakenly argued that religion should not be a factor in refugee admissions. However, as attorney David French points out, “Religious considerations are by law part of refugee policy. And it is entirely reasonable to give preference… to members of minority religions.”

Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, argued that it was almost impossible for a Christian refugee to escape Syria. According to Abrams, although 10 percent of all Syrians are Christian, only one-half of 1 percent of the refugees admitted to the US by fall of 2016 were Christian.

THE U.S. BARS CHRISTIAN, NOT MUSLIM, REFUGEES FROM SYRIA
http://www.newsweek.com/us-bars-christian-not-muslim-refugees-syria-497494
Via NewsWeek 9/13/16.
The United States takes refugee referrals from the U.N. refugee camps in Jordan, and there are no Christians there.

Here’s the Fox excerpt:

Experts say another reason for the lack of Christians in the makeup of the refugees is the makeup of the camps. Christians in the main United Nations refugee camp in Jordan are subject to persecution, they say, and so flee the camps, meaning they are not included in the refugees referred to the U.S. by the U.N.

“The Christians don’t reside in those camps because it is too dangerous,” Shea said. “They are preyed upon by other residents from the Sunni community, and there is infiltration by ISIS and criminal gangs.”

“They are raped, abducted into slavery and they are abducted for ransom. It is extremely dangerous; there is not a single Christian in the Jordanian camps for Syrian refugees,” Shea said.

The solution would be to allow Christians, and other religious minorities, to apply directly for refugee status, not through the U.N. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton has introduced legislation doing just that.

Genocide of Christians by ISIL (ISIS)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide_of_Christians_by_ISIL
The genocide of Christians by ISIL refers to the genocide[10][11][12] of Christian minorities, within its region of control in Iraq, Syria and Libya by the Islamic extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Persecution of Christian minorities climaxed following its takeover of parts of Northern Iraq in June 2014.[13]

According to US diplomat Alberto M. Fernandez, “While the majority of victims in the conflict raging in Syria and Iraq have been Muslims, Christians have borne a heavy burden given their small numbers.”[14]

On February 3, 2016, the European Union recognized the persecution of Christians by Islamic State in Syria as genocide.[15][16][17][18]The vote was unanimous. The United States followed suit on March 15, 2016, in declaring these atrocities as genocide.[19] The vote was unanimous.[20] On April 20, 2016, British Parliament voted unanimously to denounce the actions as genocide.[21] A similar motion however failed in Canada when it was opposed by the majority of PM Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party.[22]
Christians are being beheaded on sight, raped and tortured, because of their religion and because they won’t submit to Radical Islam. They should have precedence as well should Jews, gays, transgender, women, children, Yazidi and any other minority group/race/religion in the region, because these are the people most vulnerable. These are the people that are dealing with life or death if they don’t find safety.

Boston Judge Unblocks Trump Travel Ban, Asks “Where Does It Say Muslim Countries?”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-03/boston-judge-unblocks-trump-travel-ban-asks-where-does-it-say-muslim-countries – via Zero Hedge 2-3-17
“The language in Section 5 of the EO is neutral with respect to religion,

“The provisions of Section 5, however, could be invoked to give preferred refugee status to a Muslim individual in a country that is predominately Christian. Nothing in Section 5 compels a finding that Christians are preferred to any other group.”

STATE VERSUS FEDERAL POWER TO REGULATE IMMIGRATION – Nov. 14, 2007
https://www.cga.ct.gov/2007/rpt/2007-R-0621.htm
Many, but not all, state laws addressing immigration are preempted by federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has broad and exclusive power to regulate immigration, preempting state and local laws that also attempt to do so. In this context, state regulation of immigration means a state law or local ordinance that makes a determination of who should or should not be admitted into the country and the conditions under which a legal entrant may remain. State laws that tangentially affect immigration, such as employment licensing laws that can be revoked for violations of federal immigration laws, are expressly permissible.

Sorry, Governors: The Decision To Let In Refugees Isn’t Really Up To You
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syrian-refugees-governors_us_564a4fbce4b08cda348a32c2 via Huffington Post 11-16-15
The Supreme Court has repeatedly reaffirmed that the Constitution vests the federal government — and not the states — with “power over immigration, naturalization and deportation.”…..

The key statute here is the Refugee Act of 1980, as noted by ThinkProgress’ Ian Millhiser. That 1980 law declared it to be “the historic policy of the United States to respond to the urgent needs of persons subject to persecution in their homelands.” It gave the president broad power to handle an “unforeseen emergency refugee situation,” such as one involving “grave humanitarian concerns.”…..

“The decision to let a particular person into the United States or exclude them is up to the federal government,” said César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a visiting professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law who writes extensively on immigration law. “There’s no question about that.”

“The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy……

Specifically, once a refugee is cleared for admission into the United States, federal law renders his or her presence lawful, and under the 14th Amendment, the individual is protected against a blanket policy that singles out people based on national origin.

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold
http://q13fox.com/2017/02/25/government-wants-appeal-of-travel-ban-put-on-hold/ – via FEBRUARY 25, 2017, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
For more than a century – literally, since 1901 – the Supreme Court has been attempting to sort out when the Constitution applies outside the borders of the nation. In a series of rulings in the first two decades of the 20th Century, now known together as the Insular Cases, the court ruled that residents of U.S. territories beyond the mainland did not enjoy all of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, but could expect to be protected by the most fundamental guarantees. The process of picking and choosing has continued since then, and the results have been mixed.

Islam was Banned from the USA in 1952 but You’re Not Supposed to Know It!
May 16, 2016
http://thestarsandstripes.info/islam-was-banned-from-the-usa-in-1952-but-youre-not-supposed-to-know-it
The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization and nationality for the United States.

That Act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of aliens to the US and remains in effect today.

Among the many issues it covers, one in particular found in Chapter 2, Section 212, is the prohibition of entry into the US if the alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by force, violence or by other unconstitutional means.”

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IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT \ INA: ACT 212 – GENERAL CLASSES OF ALIENS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VISAS AND INELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION; WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILLITY

(iii) any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or

overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other

unlawful means, is inadmissible.

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INA: ACT 219 – DESIGNATION OF FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION 1/

Sec. 219. (a) Designation.-

(1) In general.-The Secretary is authorized to designate an organization as a terrorist organization in accordance with this subsection if the Secretary finds that-

(A) the organization is a foreign organization;

(B) the organization engages in terrorist activity (as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) 1a/ or terrorism (as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2656f(d)(2)), or retains the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism); and

(C) the terrorist activity 1a/ or terrorism of the organization threatens the security of United States nationals or the national security of the United States.
In my opinion, our citizens and the people already here in our country come first. You can’t help anyone, if you don’t help yourself first. By improving our vetting process and fixing our own procedures, it only makes us stronger and better able to help those who are coming here to make a better life and escape the horrors of religious persecution and in many cases death. However we can’t have that chaos following them and being brought here.
Some of the other concerns of the legalities and intentions of an executive order of this context from the Trump Administration include:
‘Presidential Candidate Trump’ mentioned implementation of a muslim ban during the presidential campaign. (Although I’m not completely clear about the context of it, BUT I DO KNOW that President Trump realizes the difference between a Radical Islamic Extremist and a peaceful Muslim.) I also KNOW that the reason for this executive order is for the safety of the American people not to ban Muslims. The Muslims that are affected by this order are coming from FAILED STATES, (Contries with no governments or government records of their citizens. This is why a more sound vetting process for these countries is needed.)

7 countries were not the countries that were involved in 9-11, although they were predetermined by the previous administration and are failed states with no governments. Therefore they do not keep records of citizens for background checks.

Concerns that the omitted countries may be related Concernsto business ties with the Trump brand, and that’s why they weren’t included Although just because they aren’t including them now, doesn’t mean they won’t be added in the future. The countries on the list are failed states with no governments or records of their people, so background checks are virtually impossible. Not to mention the information we have about these countries, is not necessarily all the intel that the president has on them. He is privy to much more information. . Although just because they aren’t including them now doesn’t mean they won’t be added in the future. The countries on the list are failed states with no governments or records of their people so background checks are virtually impossible.

Procedural due process claims, which guarantee that people receive advance notice and an opportunity to be heard before they are deprived of liberty or property. (Which is now fixed with this 10 day delay of the new executive order.). Which has been taken care of in the new executive order.

Chuck Schumer Agrees with the travel pause back in 2015. 

 

Please take note of his refugee “props”. It makes me very angry when people accuse others of things they have done themselves.

Immigration explained with gumballs. We can help more people by helping them where they are rather than uprooting them and bring them here.

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Trump administration urges appeals court to put travel ban case on hold

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/25/trump-administration-urges-appeals-court-put-travel-ban-case/ via The Telegraph (UK) 2-25-17

Your Friend Ivanka

 

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Ivanka Trump, a successful business woman, very classy with impeccable taste, and a big heart. What’s not to like? She’s been under scrutiny since her father first started his campaign for president and it’s just gotten worse since he won the election. Should she be punished by the media and the left because of their hate for her father? Or should they try to embrace her as an ally, because of the major influence she has on her dad? I think it’s the latter.

Ivanka has already been in her father’s ear about continuing former President Obama’s LGBT Rights Executive Order. (President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace) She also helped organize a meeting this week, with the President, Prime Minister of Canada and some very power successful women to address some of the women’s right issues that have been a concern of the left recently, Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs.

Ms. Trump could have a very powerful impact on the direction of President Trump’s Administration. The President has already said that she always encourages him to ‘do the right thing.’ Her guidance, and caring heart may be just what us women need in the White House. I would suggest we try and “make nice” with her.

It’s a VERY popular theory, and many consider it fact, that President Donald J. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand has been dropped by many retailers, because of a sales decrease. However, if you do a little digging that might not be the whole story.

As Online Boycott Grows Study Shows Millennial Women Stick With Ivanka Trump’s Brand  OCT 26, 2016 @ 08:00 AM -via Forbes

Each woman surveyed was asked: “In light of Ivanka Trump’s involvement with the Trump campaign for president, how likely would you be to consider buying her line of shoes or clothing?”
They responded as follows:
Extremely Likely 18%
Very Likely 33%
Somewhat Likely 32%
Not Very Likely 11%
Not At All Likely 6%
Meanwhile, a campaign calling for a boycott of all things Trump, including Ivanka’s apparel and shoe lines, has been gathering social media steam.

Inside Ivanka, Inc: $100M Apparel Sales, And A Bid To Move Some Manufacturing Back From China 7/21/2016 @ 12:24PM -via Forbes

The company doesn’t include a breakdown of revenues by brand in its financial filings, but its 2016 annual report notes a $29.4 million increase in sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from the year before.

Most articles paint a dreary picture of a decline in sale at Nordstrom’s and several other companies. They are mostly copy paste articles that use almost the same exact language. I see that kind of thing a lot. Many news sources will pick up the same story and they will basically copy/paste it and then it ends up coming from 10 different places. (But no matter how many pick up the story and publish it, that doesn’t make it true. That is why finding the truth is so hard these days.)

There are reports of a significant gains in sales at stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. There is also information from the brand itself claiming to have a significant rise in overall sales.

Sales Of Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Declined In 2016 February 11, 2017 -via Opposing Views

Nordstrom saw $14.3 million in sales in the fiscal year that ended in January, down from $20.9 million the year before.

Nordstrom is not the only store in which sales of Ivanka Trump’s products are down, according to CNBC. An analysis of email receipts by Slice Intelligence reveals sales of Ivanka’s line are down in a number of online stores, most notably following the 2016 presidential election. Online sales of her products fell 26 percent in January 2017 from January 2016.

Ivanka’s line did see sales growth in a handful of retailers. Online sales from Macy’s grew 30 percent, while sales from Bloomingdales.com grew 9 percent in the fourth quarter. However, growth was still slower this fiscal year compared to the previous year.

Ivanka Trump’s brand takes another hit– via kdvr 2-12-2017

Rosemary Young, senior director of marketing at Ivanka Trump, told CNNMoney last week that the brand was growing and experienced “significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016.

“We believe that the strength of a brand is measured not only by the profits it generates, but the integrity it maintains,” Young said.

Retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos all still carry Ivanka Trump products.

Ivanka Trump has taken a leave of absence from her namesake company since her father won the presidency. She has no formal role in the administration but is expected to have a voice on issues such as women’s empowerment and child care.

Ivanka Trump’s Brand Says Nordstrom Hasn’t Dropped Them Things are getting messy. FEB 4, 2017 6:30PM EST  –via Teen Vogue

… Ivanka Trump brand is refuting the claims made by Nordstrom. On Friday, a spokesperson told Refinery29 that they were still in business together, but their merchandise has simply been moved to in-store only. “Nordstrom ordered both apparel and shoes for the spring, and followed through with the orders on the apparel,” the Ivanka Trump brand claims. “They canceled the shoe order, kept the apparel order and moved the apparel from online into stores. It’s there.”

Nordstrom is still admit about their reasoning for dropping the line saying it’s because a drop in sales, but according to this article:

… a source that claims to be near to the first daughter told Refinery29 that wasn’t the case with Nordstrom. “They couldn’t handle the political pressure, someone new came in, and there was a change in the attitude toward the brand,” they told the website.

Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Flinch As she leads her brand into its next stage, Ivanka reveals how she’s navigating the drama around her father’s presidential campaign. –via Fast Company


“I learned a long time ago that I can’t control the opinions of others or what they project on me. All I can do is live my life, and I’ve tried to do that,” she tells me a few minutes into our interview. It’s a classic Ivanka statement, as if to say, I’m perfectly clear about who I am; it’s not my fault what other people decide to think. It’s easy to understand why she feels that way, and why Ivanka—always poised, always on message—seems to work so hard to keep her image under control.

…Net sales of just the clothing arm of the company were up $11.8 million during the first 6 months of 2016 compared to the first 6 months of 2015 as it sold its products online and at department stores, according to public filings from one of Ivanka Trump’s major licensing and manufacturing partners. Forbes reported that Ivanka’s clothing line generated $100 million in revenue last year, and sales were up $29.4 million from the previous fiscal year. The private company will not confirm specific sales figures, but do say their sales went up 37% last year, and that the growth rate has held pretty steady this year. And the website’s traffic is up 50% over last year, thanks in large part to Ivanka’s heightened public profile.

Is Ivanka Trump’s brand losing its bling? –– via Fox 6 Now and http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34460378/is-ivanka-trumps-brand-losing-its-bling -NBC 2

The brand would tell you “no.” A spokesperson for the first daughter’s fashion label said Wednesday that the brand’s overall sales were up 21% in 2016 compared to the prior year.

… plenty of retailers that are still carrying the brand. A spokesperson said over 800 retailers — including Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos — all carry Ivanka Trump products.

Even with all these reports of significant rises in income for the Ivanka Trump Company, Nordstrom’s continues to insist that they are discontinuing the brand because of a decrease in sales. However, there is an email from Nordstrom’s sent to their employees floating around, that was allegedly sent two days before their announcement of their decision to quit offering the Ivanka Trump Brand.

Leaked Email May Prove Nordstrom Lied About Dropping Ivanka Over ‘Poor Sales’ 2-7-2017 –via Elite Daily &  Vanity Fair

two days before Nordstrom dropped Ivanka’s line, the company’s three presidents sent an email to all company staff criticizing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Daily Mail reports.

The email, obtained by the Seattle-based newspaper “The Stranger,” said,

We literally have thousands of employees who are first and second generation immigrants.

Every one of your unique qualities brings a richness that allows us to better reflect and serve the multicultural communities we’re a part of and ultimately makes us a better company.

We are a better place with you here, no doubt about it.

It’s important that we reiterate our values to all of you and make it clear that we support each of our employees. We will continue to value diversity, inclusion, respect, and you can count on that. (the full email can be read here)

Exclusive — Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom’s Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line–via Breitbart

But, in reality, the brand wasn’t performing badly. Nordstrom’s came under political fire from a series of hardcore anti-Trump activists, according to People Magazine.

There are both boycotts of Ivanka Trump’s Brand and Boycotts of the stores that have dropped it.

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#BoycottNordstrom Swings From Left To Right After Ivanka Trump Drop – via Investor’s Business Daily 2/03/2017

It was not too long ago that #BoycottNordstrom had a different audience, however, many of whom were concerned about the Trump family’s potential business conflicts of interest….

Grab Your Wallet has been vocal in trying to get shoppers to boycott stores that carry Trump-affiliated merchandise.

Ivanka Trump products are still available at Macy’s (M), Macy’s-owned Bloomingdale’s, Amazon (AMZN) and elsewhere.

Nordstrom shares rose 0.9% to 43.90 in the stock market today, (2-3-17) well off intraday highs of 46.09 as the stock tries to break a downtrend going back to early December.

Macy’s rose 6.5% Friday on continued buyout buzz, after advancing 5.2% on Thursday. Amazon slid 3.5% after reporting weaker-than-expected sales and revenue guidance late Thursday.

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So what is it? Is Ivanka Trump Brand sales up overall and only down at a handful of stores?

Or is someone on either side fudging the real story? It’s hard to tell. Because of my own personal experience with trusting the mainstream press; I can’t help but question the dozens of articles that are basically copied and pasted over and over from news source to news source that state a negative bias against the Trump name.

President Trump and his Councilor Kellyanne Conway have been under duress for sticking up for Ivanka and stating that she has been treated unfairly by the retailers that have dropped her brand and by the media. Critics are saying that they are using their political positions to further Ms. Ivanka’s success. (Which is unlawful.)

Here’s How Ivanka Trump Responded to Women Boycotting Her Clothing Line October 27, 2016 11:02 a.m – via NY Mag

“Well, the beauty of America is people can do what they like, but I prefer to talk to the millions, tens of millions of American women who are inspired by the brand and the message that I’ve created,” Ivanka said.

She went on to say that her “advocacy of women” started long before the presidential campaign began. “I never politicized that message,” Ivanka added. “People who are seeking to politicize it because they may disagree with the politics of my father, there’s nothing I can do to change that.”

There has been controversy in the past year over a few instances when Ivanka wore her own accessories and apparel on TV for her father’s interview with 60 minutes and Republicans National Convention.

Ivanka Trump’s Company Scrambles Over ’60 Minutes’ Bracelet Criticism -via NBC NOV 15 2016, 1:25 PM ET

A “fashion alert” was initially sent to journalists on Monday by Monica Marder, vice president of sales for Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. It promoted Ivanka Trump as wearing “her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection” on the CBS News show. The bracelet costs $8,800 to $10,800. “Please share this with your clients…” the email said.

….The interview was not the first time Ivanka Trump used her father’s political spotlight to highlight her brand. In July, the former model marketed a blush pink sheath dress she wore at the Republican National Convention. The dress, which retailed at a more affordable $138, quickly sold out.

This past week both President Donald J. Trump, and Kelley Anne Conway, stuck up for Ms. Ivanka and were criticized for breaking the law. It’s illegal to use your political office to promote yourself or friends for profit. Which is a valid law and makes perfect sense. Many in the past have gotten away with doing this though.

The hypocrisy–

The same news sources that were telling me just weeks ago about girl power and striving to be successful women for equality are now very anti-Ivanka Trump. The same news sources that were just telling me that ‘us’ women have to stick together and stick up for each other, are now tearing down one of the most successful women in our country. Not because of something she did wrong, but because of who her dad is, and they don’t like him.

Now hypothetically, what if we were talking about Chelsea Clinton? Say, she has a successful fashion brand, while her father is president. The same father who was caught in many unfavorable acts against women. Not just talk and not just one but many. If the same thing was happening to her right now, how would the woman from “the left” be acting?

Ivanka Trump has focused on empowering women to be successful. She even markets her brand as a celebration of women.
http://ivankatrump.com/about/ via her website

It’s a celebration of women working at all aspects of their lives. Women who transition between their various roles in professional and personal capacities: building careers, raising children, nurturing relationships and pursuing passions.

For instance former President Barack Obama plugged Blackberry at the beginning of his presidency. Some may argue that it wasn’t for his personal gain, however do you know for positive sure that he hasn’t any ties, has never had any ties or friends with ties to that company? I don’t.

Reflections on the Greatest Free Product Endorsement Ever 11/08/2012 @ 9:28AM -via Forbes

January 7, 2009, days before his inauguration and in the face of having to give up his personal phone for security reasons as his predecessors had done, the President-elect said, “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” This was a product that was of such great use to him, and represented his connection to the life he was leaving, that he would force his Executive Office of the President (EOP) to change protocol so that he could keep his cherished device. This is the sort of endorsement that companies dream about.

Samsung, selfies and the branding of Barack Obama April 3, 2014 -via Washington Post

During a concession speech in April 2008, Obama spoke in front of a crowd that included someone in an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt. The FITCH part of the shirt was very visible. The company’s spokesperson told the New York Post, “Thanks to the Obama campaign for the great product placement. We wish we had thought of it.”

First Ladies Have Often Made Use Of Their ‘Brands’ Friday, February 10, 2017 -via Valley News

Roosevelt showed up in print and television commercials endorsing bread products, margarine and even the burgeoning airline industry. The latter featured a portrait of Roosevelt seated on a plane, serenely knitting above this quote: “I never cease to marvel at the airplane.” Roosevelt was surprised at her ability to push products, historians recalled, but in the years since the selling power of first ladies has been well documented.

Their position is unsalaried and the work is unofficial, but presidents’ wives have used their platforms to promote worthy causes, promote their husbands — and, sometimes, promote themselves….

Jimmy Carter’s younger brother Billy, who gained celebrity for his boozy, good-ol’ boy likability. In the late 1970s, he endorsed a product called Billy Beer. The cans read: “Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America’s all-time Great Beer Drinkers — Billy Carter.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t innocent of promoting friends either. Read on to her own quote about being happy to give designers a “boost.”

Like Conway, Michelle Obama boasted about ‘boosting’ sale of designers
By EMILY JASHINSKY (@EMILYJASHINSKY) •2/9/17 – via Washington Examiner

In an interview with Vogue, First Lady Michelle Obama explicitly acknowledged that one of the questions she considered when choosing fashion designers was, “Can I give them a boost?”

According to Vogue, Obama remarked, “There are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with. And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost?”

The implication here, of course, is that Michelle Obama deliberately exploited her position as first lady to “boost” the sales of private businesses.

There are more instances where these sorts of things have happened and I don’t remember anyone making such a mountain out of it. I’m not saying that it’s right to or it’s legal to use your political platform to make money or make money for family or friends. There is clearly a law saying that is illegal. All I’m saying is that it’s not anything new. Why is it a bigger deal when the Trump Administration has done this, rather than the people that have done it in the past? Shouldn’t we hold all persons to the same standards? If the laws aren’t enforced for everyone, only a select few, that is just unethical.

Women around the globe should be very happy that Ivanka Trump is in the White House, especially the women of America and those who aren’t fans of her father. She has a very good and strong influence on him. She’s ambitious, successful and she cares about women’s rights; everyone’s rights. With her in her father’s ear he will always advocate for women, because he will never want to let “his little girl” down.