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President Donald Trump’s supporters are in a quandary these days.
Some — myself included — are bemused by the sudden neo-con foreign forays, wishing he had pursued ‘America First’ policies and left the overseas conflicts alone for the time being.
That said, many Americans approve of Trump’s performance so far, as the Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday, April 19, 2017, indicates:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.
Other polling companies and polling aggregator sites consider Rasmussen to be too ‘right wing’. To them, Rasmussen has this message:
The same pollsters who called the presidential election wrong last November show the president with a worse job approval rating than we do. We called it right in November, so you decide who’s got it right now.
Reassuring those of us who thought he had gone soft on the domestic front, Trump tweeted:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions followed up on Tuesday, April 18, with his announcement regarding America’s gangs, especially MS-13:
Sessions said, in part (emphases mine below):
In February, President Trump issued an executive order to us to interdict and dismantle transnational criminal organizations, and today we’ll be proposing concrete ideas to follow through on President Trump’s directive.
So let me state this clearly. Under President Trump, the Justice Department has zero tolerance for gang violence. Transnational criminal organizations like MS-13 represent one of the gravest threats to American safety. These organizations enrich themselves by pedaling poison in our communities, trafficking children for sexual exploitation and inflicting horrific violence in the communities where they operate.
MS-13 has become a symbol of this plague that has spread across our country and into our communities. There are over 30,000 members abroad with their headquarters in the El Salvadoran prison system. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, MS-13 now has more than 10,000 members in at least 40 states in this country – up significantly from just a few years ago.
Because of an open border and years of lax immigration enforcement, MS-13 has been sending both recruiters and members to regenerate gangs that previously had been decimated, and smuggling members across the border as unaccompanied minors. They are not content to simply ruin the lives of adults – MS-13 recruits in our high schools, our middle schools and even our elementary schools.
Just a few days ago, law enforcement believes that members of MS-13 murdered four young men and dumped their bodies in a park on Long Island. Last month, it was two teenage girls in Los Angeles who were killed with machetes and baseball bats. A few weeks ago, the FBI added an MS-13 member to their Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List for a suspected brutal murder with a baseball bat and screwdriver – all purportedly to earn his MS-13 tattoo. Violence is an initiation rite. They’ve killed mothers alongside their children and vice versa. They have gang raped and trafficked girls as young as 12 years old.
We cannot allow this to continue. We will secure our border, expand immigration enforcement and choke-off supply lines. If you are a gang member: We will find you. We will devastate your networks. We will starve your revenue sources, deplete your ranks and seize your profits. We will not concede a single block or street corner to your vicious tactics.
The Daily Mail has another MS-13 report dated March 2, wherein Houston gang members kidnapped two teenage girls and held them hostage for two weeks. The gang members shot and killed one of them. The other they plied with drugs and drink and took turns sexually assaulting her. They also forcibly tattooed her. The Mail has pictures of the young defendants, who are smiling and waving to the camera. The report states that they are illegal aliens from El Salvador with a deep interest in satanism.
Sessions spoke to Tucker Carlson on Fox News later that day:
Sessions explained that until 2009 — first year of the Obama administration — law enforcement authorities had made significant progress in stemming the growth of gangs such as MS-13. Since then, gang numbers have increased. He blamed this, as he said in his statement above, on lax border policies and sanctuary cities. He also cited the Obama administration’s lax attitude to what are known as the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC).
A graph from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that the number of UACs more than doubled between 2008 and 2009 alone, from under 10,000 to approximately 20,000. By 2014, that number had risen to 70,000. The administration took action to reduce the number to 40,000 in 2015, but, in 2016, the number soared once more to over 70,000.
The CIS report — from May 2016 — says:
The initial response of the Obama administration to the surge in 2014 was to present these minors as victims of human trafficking, covered by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, signed by President Bush and reauthorized during the Obama administration in 2013. TVPRA requires the screening of unaccompanied children as potential victims of human trafficking. The attempt, however, was quickly dropped and the case for smuggling upheld instead. It is true that the vast majority of UACs who are illegally entering the United States are smuggled and not trafficked. (Cases such as those forced to work on egg farms in and around Marion, Ohio, remain the exception.3) …
In July 2014, President Obama expressed his desire to set up a refugee/parole program in Central America.8 What the president suggested was screening children in their home countries to determine whether or not they qualify as refugee applicants, then flying those who do directly to the United States. These in-country screening programs are not common and were used as exceptional humanitarian recourses by the United States following, for instance, the Vietnam War and the 1990 Haiti earthquake …
As for humanitarian parole, parents in the United States need to prove they are able to financially support their child. The parolees are granted work authorization for two years (renewable).
The reason for this initiative’s lack of success is rather simple, as we are reminded by MPI [Migration Policy Institute]: “The United States is home to an estimated 1.3 million Salvadoran, 902,000 Guatemalan, and 534,000 Honduran immigrants. A majority of these immigrants are unauthorized and unlawfully present and therefore could not meet the program’s lawful presence requirements for parents.” MPI also notes that under existing U.S. laws those parents legally present in the United States can (and probably already did) sponsor their children for immigrant visas instead of going through burdensome processes.
In 2016, the Obama administration decided to expand that refugee/parole programme:
Despite the fact that this new addition to the existing (and somewhat unpopular) CAM Refugee/Parole Program was mainly designed in response to the increasing number of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States illegally, this new setting could benefit every person — adults included (“vulnerable families and individuals”) — from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who seeks asylum. The government’s primary concern, however, is still focused on providing children from Central America with a safe alternative to crossing the border on their own.
Whether Central American children meet the definition of refugees, however, raises serious doubts.
When asked to give his opinion as to why children from Central America were coming to the United States, Thomas Homan, executive associate director of Enforcement and Removal Operations within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), replied, “Based on my experience, I think there are some that are skipping fear, but I think there are many more that are taking advantage of the system.”20
The Conservative Treehouse has pulled graphics showing where these UACs ended up (first graphic) and the top cities are for ICE arrests. Notice the pattern between the two.
What happens when UACs arrive in the United States? Whilst not wishing to say that all of the 227,149 who have entered between 2009 and 2015 — according to a Fox News report which cited US Border patrol numbers — are criminals or turn into criminals, their vulnerable status presents ripe fruit for the picking by gangs such as MS-13.
That Fox News article, from September 15, 2016, states:
They remain in federal custody until a sponsor can be located, at which time they are often sent to communities where they are ripe for recruitment by Latin gangs such as the infamous MS-13.
“Our safety standards have increased,” Andrea Helling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told FoxNews.com. “In the last few months screening procedures of children and sponsors has increased in their intensity which we hadn’t done previously.”
Some observers say that, at the least, the process sends a steady stream of loosely supervised youths lacking in language and coping skills right into the waiting arms of criminal gangs. At worst, the unaccompanied minors were already initiated into the gangs before they arrived at the border.
Indeed. The CIS paper states that this is true in many cases:
a report published last year by the Migration Policy Institute on “In-Country Refugee Processing in Central America” concluded that, despite the fact that many of these Central American children are “threatened by gang violence and have clear protection needs, being forced to join a gang or experiencing violence do not generally qualify as a basis for refugee status or fall readily into one of the refugee definition categories.”24
And MS-13 is rapidly expanding across the United States.
Fox News describes the Los Angeles gang’s growth in New York state and, surprisingly, not in the New York City boroughs:
MS-13 is believed to be among the largest street gangs on New York’s Long Island, and more than 250 members have been convicted on federal felony charges since 2003. Federal prosecutors there have pinned more than 20 murders on the violent gang.
The number of UACs in New York had grown rapidly by 2016:
Long Island has received 2,093 unaccompanied children, and between October 2013 and July 2016, all of New York received 12,478 children from Central America. The overwhelming majority of the kids are not criminals and likely have competent sponsors. But some are.
Just one or two miscreants can cause a lot of crime. Imagine adding to already existing criminal numbers in a particular town or county:
In June 2015, MS-13 members and El Salvadoran immigrants Jose Cornejo, 17, Bryan Larios, 18 and Joel Escobar, 17, all of Brentwood, N.Y. were charged with the brutal rape of a 16 year-old girl on a local golf course.
Earlier this week, Joshua Guzman, 15, was shot and killed in the Long Island city of Hempstead. While not an unaccompanied immigrant, the boy’s father, Raul Guzman, told Newsday his son was under pressure to join a gang. Police believe his murder may be related.
Other American states are similarly affected by an influx of UACs and gang activity:
MS-13 has a foothold in numerous other communities, where unaccompanied minors are being sent. Texas, which has seen a spike in MS-13 crime has received 15,999 over the same period. The 2015 Texas Department of Public Safety Gang Threat Assessment found MS-13 boasts some 800 members, and authorities explicitly blamed the flood of unaccompanied children being placed in the state.
“The influx of illegal alien gang members crossing the border into Texas in 2014, along with reports of extremely violent murders committed by its members in the Houston area, positions the gang as one of the most significant gang threats in the state for this upcoming year,” the report stated.
Other areas that have seen an influx in MS-13 crime are Maryland, Texas, and Virginia. Fairfax County, Va. has seen a 160 percent increase in MS-13 related incidents through April compared to the previous year.
From this, it would appear that some of these sponsors are gang members themselves. Also, it would be relatively easy to see where a UAC coming from a gang in Central America could lie and say he was victimised and would have to escape to the US. It would be a ruse to move up in the gang world, one which already would have been arranged by his home base in Central America and the recipient ‘sponsor’ in the United States.
Being in the US would offer greater prestige and richer pickings than staying south of the border. Consider it a promotion, if you will.
It is not beyond belief that we could find a gang network, particularly MS-13, funneling these boys to the US with sponsorship arrangements having been made in advance.
It will be interesting to see what transpires this year through Attorney General Sessions’s efforts.
Tomorrow: the unlikely, yet true, story of MS-13
Yesterday, I was most surprised to discover that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under Obama paid Muslim groups not to harm Americans.
It is possible that Americans are finding out about this only now that Trump is in office. Some of these organisations no longer want DHS money, even though substantial sums have been paid in previous years.
A Trump administration official said that the Obama administration came up with this programme in 2011 as a way of:
“countering Islamic extremism.” The official, who has knowledge of the discussions, was not authorized to speak publicly about the proposal and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Trump administration wants to change the name of the programme, which seems to be part of the reason some groups are now rejecting the money. Currently, 20 per cent of the $10m in earmarked funds has been rejected.
A greater element involved is that the groups sense that Trump will go through with plans and policies that are anti-Islam.
On Friday, February 11, 2017, the Sacramento Bee featured an article on Bayan Claremont, the fourth Muslim group to reject DHS money.
Bayan Claremont would have received $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combating Islamic extremism. This would have covered half the Muslim graduate school’s annual budget. However, Trump’s campaign rhetoric and his recent Executive Order — halted for the moment by the Ninth Circuit — changed their administrators’ minds. Bayan Claremont’s president, Jihad Turk (yes, really), made the announcement on Friday.
The comments following the SacBee article are well worth reading. Americans are astounded and angry that tens of millions of dollars from their taxes have gone to supporting … religion.
Bayan Claremont, incidentally, was founded in 2011. It is part of the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. That said, students from many different Christian denominations attend CST, which is also home to the Episcopal Theological School and Disciples Seminary Foundation.
Among the other groups in the United States which receive DHS’s money are Unity Productions Foundation of Potomac Falls, Virginia, which has declined a $396,585 to produce anti-extremist films; Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities in Dearborn, Michigan, which has rejected $500,000 for youth and health programme development and Ka Joog, a Somali non-profit organisation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which turned down $500,000 for youth programmes.
All this is money saved that the DHS can put into other areas. After all, as Jihad Turk said:
school officials already had reservations about the CVE strategy under Obama because they felt there’s no clear or proven pathway to violence for someone with a particular extreme ideology.
In closing, this sounds awfully lot like voluntary protection money — non-imposed jizya.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017.
Jeff Sessions was sworn in on National Pizza Day.
This is a serendipitous coincidence as he will oversee the break up of criminality and corruption, including child sexual abuse and human trafficking. In other words, Pizzagate.
Many of us who have scratched even the surface of this horrifying scandal cannot look at our favourite Italian pie without feeling queasy. Thank goodness for calzones.
President Donald Trump knew about the sexual abuse of children as long ago as 2012:
Now he is in the White House and has Jeff Sessions as chief law enforcement officer and chief lawyer for the United States.
Pizzagate and human trafficking
Fortunately, while Democrats were delaying on approving Trump’s cabinet appointments, law enforcement carried on with their work.
On February 4, 2017, Homeland Security and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) issued a new appeal to Americans. Note the pizza place and the gate nearby:
Many of us are awaiting an Executive Order or Executive Action something like this (courtesy of The_Donald):
On February 1, 474 people were arrested and 28 sexually exploited children were rescued in a sting operation across the state of California, led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-seven adults were also rescued from exploitation:
More will surely follow higher up the tree. Hollywood actors have been saying for several years that child sexual abuse is rampant in the entertainment industry.
On February 3, police in Pennsylvania were making arrests and continued to receive tips concerning a group of men involved in sexual abuse of at least one boy.
On February 5, news emerged about a state bill in Utah has passed the (state) House Committee regarding human trafficking. If passed by Utah’s House, the death penalty — either legal injection or firing squad(!) — would be brought back for convicted human traffickers.
Also on February 5, a child sex trafficking bust took place in Haiti. That link, from The_Donald, has links to several articles about the raid at the Kaliko Bay Hotel. This could be very relevant to the United States, as some nefarious Americans masquerade as missionaries or child welfare workers. The Haiti Sentinel reports (emphases mine):
31 minors, all girls aged 13-17, were rescued in an anti-child-trafficking sting operation undertaken by the Haitian National Police on Sunday. Among the arrested were 9 adults, foreigners, including missionaries among them.
All 31 children were being held in a single room, number 155, at the Kaliko Bay Hotel in Côte-des-Arcadins …
The investigation began in December and remains ongoing to uncover the true breadth of the operation that appears to include non-governmental organization and international elements. Assistance was given by fellow missionaries to police, which aided in the operation.
Investigators believe the syndicate was preparing to take the children over the Dominican Republic border to then leave the island. Police and other public officials are also investigating possible sexual exploitation being that all the minors were female …
The article also mentions Pizzagate.
It is highly likely that Sessions will be investigating government employees for child pornography and/or sexual abuse. This ‘cheat sheet for journos’ explains the gaps in investigations as well as a bit about those who have been charged over the past few years. An eye-opener, to say the least.
Oddly enough, the only Democrat — Joe Manchin of West Virginia — to vote for Sessions is anti-paedophile!
This week, Trump’s Executive Order (EO) restricting immigration from seven countries for 90 days was halted by the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco.
Sessions can help find a way to enforce US Code 1182 – Inadmissible Aliens, particularly the following clause:
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
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. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.
No one raised an eyebrow when Obama issued a similar order for the same seven countries, but now that Trump is doing it, he’s ‘literally Hitler’. Perhaps Trump would have been successful had he written in his EO that he was extending Obama’s.
Security at highest government levels
Sessions will have to put tight vetting procedures in place for security at the highest levels, including information technology departments.
On February 4, The Daily Caller reported that three brothers who worked in IT for the House Permanent Select Committee:
were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.
Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday …
I am amazed that three brothers were allowed to work together in the same department in one of the highest centres of American government. What were their superiors thinking by hiring all three?
The Conservative Treehouse explains:
… the House Intelligence Committee is part of the deepest oversight network with responsibility over the most sensitive and secretive government intelligence, including covert anti-terrorism activity.
Also, reflecting on the death of the Navy SEAL in Yemen days before during a critical intelligence gathering mission (emphasis in the original here):
the recently authorized Trump operation in Yemen would have been a part of the advance briefing to this very select oversight committee. The exact same oversight committee these three brothers worked in the IT department for….
♦ Does the firing have any potential attachment to the outcome in Yemen?
♦ Exactly like Benghazi, the Washington DC cover your a[–] machine would never, ever allow sunlight upon such a consequential intelligence compromise. They would never allow, nor even launch, an investigation in that regard. Too dangerous.
So you decide.
The Daily Caller article also states that the computer of Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign on July 24, 2016 as head of the Democratic National Committee, might have been compromised by these three men. WikiLeaks released a series of her emails which were critical of Bernie Sanders’s campaign against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress …
A criminal investigation into five unnamed people began late last year related to serious and potentially illegal violations of House IT policies, Politico reported Thursday. Chiefs of staff for the members were briefed Thursday by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the investigation was still ongoing, and arrests have not been made but staff were “asked to update their security settings.”
Interestingly, Hina Alvi, the woman who owns the house in Virginia where the brothers live, also works in IT for the House of Representatives. Politico says she is married to Imran and is also under investigation.
Sessions will also have to figure out a way to get local police not to stand by idly while ‘protesters’ harm innocent people and damage public or private property.
He will also need to ensure through the relevant law enforcement agencies that agitators and activist groups are thoroughly investigated and, where necessary, prosecuted.
The latest instance was in Berkeley last weekend, where a mob violently reacted to a scheduled appearance by young British conservative Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California (UC) Berkeley.
UC Berkeley denied that its faculty or students were part of the melée, however, members of the public are less sure:
Berkeley Police stood and watched as the mayhem went on unabated.
Washington DC’s finest were also lax in preventing Trump supporters from harm during the inauguration.
Safety of American citizens at home
For years, Americans have read of illegal aliens committing harrowing acts against American citizens who are minding their own business.
Trump mentioned several of these crimes during his presidential campaign in 2016. He also had their families speak of the harrowing incidents at some of his rallies.
A lesser known case is that of Earl Olander, 90, who was brutally murdered on his Minnesota farm by two illegal aliens from south of the border. Olander hired one of the men to paint his house in 2014. His niece said that the farmer was very kind to him and bought him snacks and beverages from a nearby shop. On April 8, 2015, the house painter returned to Olander’s house — with an accomplice — to bind him with duct tape and beat him to death. On May 6, 2016, the two men were given sentences of 37 years each. They will be deported after they complete their sentences. Breitbart reported:
Olander spent his last minutes on Earth blinded, bound, and bleeding to death on his living room floor while listening to Vergara and Benitez tear through his home. Police didn’t find him until a day or two later.
It was his Bible that Vergara and Benitez stole that led police to find him: Someone cleaning out the apartment the killers fled found the Bible stuffed with Olander’s savings bonds and after learning Olander was a murder victim called authorities.
Also in Minnesota, in December 2016, a Somali refugee who had been in the US for only three months raped a woman on a bus. If found guilty of this felony, he could receive up to 30 years in prison. Breitbart tried to find out what refugee programme he entered under but received no response. Gateway Pundit has several links about the story, including Breitbart‘s. Alarmingly, he was released from the Northwest Regional Correction Center on $5,000 bond on condition that he does not leave Minnesota. Who knows where he could be now?
Trump had this to say at Sessions’s swearing-in:
Afterwards, he signed three EOs: one for a task force on crime reduction and public safety, one for preventing violence against federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers and one for enforcing federal law with respect to transnational criminal organisations and preventing international trafficking.
We can be certain that the next eight years will be busy ones for Jeff Sessions. I wish him Godspeed! A nation’s prayers are with him!
And if he can make pizza great again, we will be eternally grateful.
To follow up yesterday’s post on making school lunch great again, I ran across two helpful resources which might be of interest to parents.
With all the nonsense about Michelle Obama’s national lunch programme (2010) and the USDA rules about fruit and vegetables in school meals (2012), students and parents are finding what should be an enjoyable midday break difficult.
A New York Times article from 2015, ‘Parents, Not Schools, Should Decide What to Pack for Lunch’, describes the frustration, anxiety — and sometimes sadness — accompanying school lunch (emphases mine):
Based on our review of the available research, we estimate that 10 to 15 percent of all American children and up to 80 percent of those with special needs struggle with feeding challenges. This is not an insignificant concern. These kinds of school incidents can lead to significant setbacks for children with complex food anxieties or challenges. Some children may have special needs around food that aren’t immediately obvious to a teacher, like the sister of a 13-year-old in the hospital from complications of anorexia nervosa, whose parents are desperately trying to teach the girls that all foods, including Oreos, have a place in a healthy diet. Or there is the instance of the little boy with autism spectrum disorder who eats well at home but is so overwhelmed in the loud cafeteria that for him to get enough calories and energy for the afternoon he has to have his most familiar and safe foods. If someone shames him for his sugary squeeze yogurt and Ritz crackers, he may eat nothing.
One child we worked with, who had had multiple surgeries and was weaned off a feeding tube as a toddler, enjoyed fruit cups packed in light syrup as her only fruit. Her teacher held one up in front of the class, calling out the sugar content as unhealthy, and asked the kindergartner to not bring it again. The girl was upset that her cherished teacher thought her food was bad, and refuses to eat it anymore.
Parents have the right to decide what to feed their child, with input from a doctor or dietitian, if necessary. Children have the right to enjoy lunch at school without undue scrutiny, and certainly without being called out in front of peers for a choice the parent makes.
The authors of this article, Dr Katja Rowell and Jenny McGlothlin, recommend that parents enclose a laminated ‘lunchbox card’ stating:
“Dear ____________, Please don’t ask __________________ to eat more or different foods than she/he wants. Please let her eat as much as she wants of any of the foods I pack, in any order, even if she eats nothing or only dessert. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at _______________. Thank you.”
They acknowledge that the child might be reluctant to do this, so parent and child should rehearse at home before putting this into practice.
They also say that concerned school administrators or teachers should contact the parent rather than confront the child — or, I would add, confiscate his or her food.
School districts have become increasingly authoritarian. The Ellyn Satter Institute, which deals with child nutrition, has a useful page from 2011 on what students encounter. ‘School Nutrition Horror Stories’ spells it out clearly. Recommended reading. Examples and excerpts follow:
All public schools in the St. Paul, MN, district will be declared “sweet-free zones” and second helpings banned by the end of this school year. Reminders have been sent to teachers, students and parents that “sweet, sticky, fat-laden and salty treats” aren’t allowed during the school day.”
New Hampshire schools have authoritarian dinner ladies who humiliate children asking for a brownie as well as hectoring dietitians who patrol the lunchroom criticising pupils who eat a cookie before starting the main course. The end result was that one woman’s son:
was so traumatized that he’s not eating any lunch at all. He tries to find reasons not to go to the cafeteria.
Some parents have been so intimidated by school officials that they related their experiences to the Ellyn Satter Institute only on condition they could remain anonymous — even when they were successful in getting schools to back off!
The Institute recommends that parents talk with the teacher first to get her side of the story, then to explain that you are packing foods your child will actually eat (some nutrition is better than none). If that does not work, take it up to the principal in a non-adversarial way (don’t make it against the teacher, but an information-gathering session).
They also recommend that parents push for a school-wide policy on non-interference with packed lunches:
This might involve the principal, school counselor, school nurse, lunchroom personnel, PTO. It is a lot of work, but it is that important.
Wow, apparently so. We can only hope the Trump administration reverses Michelle’s Meals as soon as practicable.
Nearly five years ago, in October 2012, I wrote about Michelle Obama’s awful school lunch plan, which left American children hungry, even when they managed to eat what was on their plates.
That post has videos of Michelle saying she loves fried food, which she forbade children from eating at school, not a place most of them want to be, anyway.
Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, readers of The_Donald hope that he will:
Hope springs eternal, boosted by a report in the Conservative Tribune, ‘BOOM: GOP Looks to Shut Down Michelle O’s lunches’ (complete with photos of the current offerings):
Donald Trump and the Republicans aren’t just making America great again. They’re making Taco Tuesday great again, too.
Just think, the new, tasty versions could even be called Trump Lunches: a stroke of branding genius we have come to know and love from the Donald.
They could include a taco bowl, possibly based on the Trump Tower Grill recipe. What’s nicer than a huge deep fried taco piled high with salad? Yum. Brings back fond memories of lunches I enjoyed as an adult in the 1980s.
Of their photographs, one of which has an industrially-stamped sandwich bun, the Conservative Tribune says:
Not exactly Anthony Bourdain we’re talking here. Little wonder, then, that even Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s prisoners ate better than some of our nation’s schoolchildren.
The report says that the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was never going to work, even if it:
started out with the best of intentions. Who doesn’t want their children to eat healthier, after all? However, the legislation made two fatal assumptions.
First, it assumed that local school districts weren’t, for whatever reason, trying to make healthy food for their students. Second, it assumed that a one-size-fits-all series of laws and regulations could fix the problem.
They wished to believe that, given time, these unworkable regulations would turn our nation’s lunchrooms into veritable Whole Foods cafeterias.
Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t worked. It’s time for Michelle Obama’s lunch rules to be tossed.
Fox News has more:
A document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing certain aspects of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – the legislation that helped put Michelle Obama’s hallmark program into law. The initiative is part of a broader plan released by Meadows titled, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue.”
The document calls for the Trump administration to reverse nearly 200 rules and regulations, including the requirements of the 2010 law.
A related report from the House Freedom Caucus shows:
The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement. Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.
Another report, released by the University of Vermont in 2015:
found even though students added more fruits and vegetables to their plates, “children consumed fewer [fruits and vegetables] and wasted more during the school year immediately following implementation of the USDA rule.”
The USDA rule mandating fruit and vegetables came into force in 2012, as a result of Michelle’s 2010 mandate (emphases mine below):
Titled “Impact of the National School Lunch Program on Fruit and Vegetable Selection,” the [Vermont] report noted that average waste increased from a quarter cup to more than one-third of a cup per tray. Observing students at two northeastern elementary schools during more than 20 visits to each, researchers took photos of students’ trays after they chose their items, as they were exiting the lunch line and again as they went by the garbage cans.
Admittedly, Vermont studied only two elementary schools in the Northeast, however, this tweet shows what a typical Michelle Meal looks like:
While her daughters enjoyed a daily choice of lunch items at the prestigious — and private — Sidwell Friends school, American children were left with unappetising selections resembling cat food.
Worse, the amount of food is paltry:
The Fox News report says that the documents they examined showed that:
some schools had to get creative in disposing of the food waste, feeding leftovers to pigs and other animals at nearby farms.
Before Michelle Obama got involved, many American high school students remembered yummy treats.
Several readers at The_Donald recalled lunch after 2010 (I’ve cleaned up the language in places):
They took away our French fries.
I know they removed soda from the machines and replaced with juice or some[thing].
Salt. My high school HAS NO SALT. There is plenty of pepper, but no salt to be found.
That’s funny considering you even get salt in jail
Underground privatized freedom cafe BTFO dystopian government tasteless “we’ll tell you what to like” food. Epic win.
At my school they started only letting kids have 1 condiment packet.
I graduated in 2015 and our lunches were so horrible that eventually the school didn’t make us pay for them
Ours were free too, and we still didn’t eat ’em.
The calorie restriction completely [mess]ed [up] athletes. Nothing says Lefty policy like bringing down the top performers.
Trump and the Republicans could really clean up with this for mid-term elections in 2018 and the next general election in 2020:
A lot of fifteen year old future Trump voters made today.
I imagine this will make quite a few Gen Z voters happy.
This will red-pill an entire generation. Crazy.
Some remembered luncheon delights before 2012, when the rules were fully implemented around the country:
I just graduated in ’16. The food my school was forced to serve after my freshman year was slop. We went from delicious stuffed crust pizza, bosco sticks, and food the great cafeteria cooks would make..to saltless garbage. I stopped eating it and so did many kids there. Its a shame too because I live in a decently poor rural area in TN so for a lot of kids it was their only meal, and it was complete garbage on a tray.
My school in Massachusetts once had a sandwich bar, nice white buttery pasta with Parmesan cheese, a la carte with fresh chocolatey cookies of several varieties.. Ice cream bars, Hoodsie cups.. Then it started to go [downhill]. My sophomore year, 2011, the subs, sandwiches were gone. Then the cookies lost their moisture, sweetness, and flexibility. The pasta became wheat. Dry, and hard. Then, the cookies and a la carte disappeared. Then, the pasta.. Students were left with utterly [awful] chicken patties, watered-down off-brand condiments, or the viscerally repugnant daily hot lunch.
Was Michelle’s programme confusion or conspiracy? Probably a bit of both, which is a bit rich coming from a woman who often enjoyed wagyu and kobe steak with her husband and friends over the past eight years.
In closing, here’s a brief flashback into history. Mao Tse-tung cut off trade routes to Hunan province, thereby increasing the price of salt. People in Hunan had to form co-operatives, pooling money to purchase it.
A reader at The_Donald posted this:
One of Mao’s biggest problems was the Chinese who would attempt to defect by swimming to Taiwan.
He restricted salt knowing that if these people did not have a certain amount of this necessary nutrient, they could not make the trip.
When I read that severe salt restriction was a part of Michelle Obama’s nutrition plan, again, I chuckled out loud.
They just couldn’t resist their tyrannical impulses.
In other words, ‘For me, but not for thee’. I would be disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to find that Michelle knew of the health implications regarding calorie and salt content of her lunches and implemented them anyway.
Isn’t there a division of church and state?
The short answer is that the First Amendment protects religious freedom and prohibits the establishment of a national church and state churches. It was Thomas Jefferson who wrote of the ‘separation between church and State’ in 1802 in a letter to the Danbury Baptists. They were concerned about their tax money supporting the Congregational Church, the state church of Connecticut at that time.
There is more to the story, detailed below.
However, Conservapedia tells us that there was a constitution that had a division of church and state (emphases mine below):
A phrase close to “separation of church and state”, but used for malevolent purposes and expanded to name education, does appear in Article 52 of the constitution of the Soviet Union (1977): “In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.”
The First Amendment
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Conservapedia makes the argument that the First Amendment has its origins in the Bible:
The protection for free speech was largely motivated to safeguard the preaching of the Bible. Several passages in the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, support a right of free speech, including Numbers 11:26-30 (Moses allowed free speech by declaring, “If only all the people of the LORD were prophets!”); Mark 9:38-41 (admonition by Jesus not to stop strangers who cast out evil in his name).
George Washington’s farewell address
In his farewell address of September 19, 1796, George Washington said:
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men & citizens. The mere Politican, equally with the pious man ought to respect & to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private & public felicity. Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the Oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure–reason & experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Ronald Reagan’s address to the Alabama State Legislature
Nearly 200 years later, on March 15, 1982, Ronald Reagan addressed the Alabama State Legislature:
And I know here that you will agree with me that standing up for America also means standing up for the God, who has so blessed our land. I believe this country hungers for a spiritual revival. I believe it longs to see traditional values reflected in public policy again. To those who cite the first amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.
What Jefferson said
In 1801, a committee of the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut wrote Thomas Jefferson to ask about about their tax money supporting the Congregational Church, the state church of Connecticut at that time.
On New Year’s Day 1802, Jefferson replied, in part:
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
Connecticut did not change this mandate until 1818. That year, their constitution finally stated:
Article VII. Section 1. It being the duty of all men to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and their right to render that worship in the mode most consistent with the dictates or their consciences, no person shall by law be compelled to join or support, nor be classed with, or associated to, any congregation, church, or religious association; but every person now belonging to such congregation, church, or religious association, shall remain a member thereof until he shall have separated himself therefrom, in the manner hereinafter provided. And each and every society or denomination of Christians in this State shall have and enjoy the same and equal powers, rights, and privileges; and shall have power and authority support and maintain the ministers or teachers of their respective denominations, and to build and repair houses for public worship by a tax on the members of any such society only, to be laid by a major vote of the legal voters assembled at any society meeting, warned and held according to law, or in any other manner.”
Jefferson worshipped in Capitol building
Atheists are fond of quoting Thomas Jefferson and have adopted him as their secular hero. However, three days after Jefferson wrote his ‘separation between church and state’ letter to the Danbury Baptists (italicised emphasis in the original here, purple emphases mine):
he attended church in the largest congregation in North America at the time. This church held its weekly worship services on government property, in the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building. The wall of separation applies everywhere in the country even on government property , without government interference. This is how it is written in the Constitution, this is how Thomas Jefferson understood it from his letter and actions, and this is how the men who wrote the Constitution practiced it.
Worship in the Capitol ended only after the Civil War. Therefore, it lasted for five decades.
Conservapedia provides more examples of Jefferson’s support of Christianity in government:
David Barton, Founder and President of WallBuilders, states that Jefferson voted that the Capitol building would also serve as a church building, praised the use of a local courthouse as a meeting place for Christian services, urged local governments to make land available specifically for Christian purposes, set aside government lands for the sole use of religious groups, assured a Christian religious school that it would receive “the patronage of the government”, proposed that the Great Seal of the United States depict a story from the Bible and include the word “God” in its motto, and agreed to provide money for a church building and support of clergy. And that like support of religion by the federal government militates against the extreme separatist position.
The Bible and American government
Conservapedia tells us that God is mentioned in all 50 state constitutions.
Until the 1960s, the Bible had a pre-eminent place:
Every new president has made a religious reference in his inaugural address. Dwight D Eisenhower wrote his own prayer. Dr Jerry Newcombe compiled a list of all of these references for the Christian Post just before Donald Trump’s inauguration. (He, too, mentioned God — more than once.) Here are a few:
1. George Washington said, “It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe….”
3. Thomas Jefferson prayed to “that Infinite Power which rules the destinies of the universe.”
6. John Quincy Adams quoted Scripture: “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in Vain.”
7. Andrew Jackson referred to “the goodness of that Power whose providence mercifully protected our national infancy.”
16. Abraham Lincoln stated, “Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty.”
24. William McKinley declared, ” Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers.”
25. Theodore Roosevelt thanked “the Giver of Good who has blessed us.”
32. Harry S. Truman referenced “that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.”
Dr Newcombe rightly concludes:
The atheists are the Johnny-come-latelies. Demands to ban God and the Bible from the Inauguration should be denied.
It is not surprising that many Americans and other people around the world now think that Christians in the United States are being unreasonable when they lament that the Ten Commandments have been removed from county courthouses along with Christmas crèches on government property.
I grew up with these displays. No one ever had a problem with them, other than the occasional crank.
However, all that changed in the 1960s. In addition to Madalyn Murray O’Hair‘s successful case against school prayer which effectively banned it — along with Bible readings — in state schools, the Supreme Court under Earl Warren dramatically changed the way all of us view the First Amendment (emphases in the original here):
Jefferson simply quotes the First Amendment then uses a metaphor, the “wall”, to separate the government from interfering with religious practice. Notice that the First Amendment puts Restrictions only on the Government, not the People! The Warren Court re-interpreted the First Amendment thus putting the restrictions on the People! Today the government can stop you from Praying in school, reading the Bible in school, showing the Ten Commandments in school, or have religious displays at Christmas. This is quite different from the wall Jefferson envisioned, protecting the people from government interference with Religious practice.
Therefore, one could make the case that over the past 50 years, America has been drifting in practice towards a Soviet-style restriction on Christian displays, the Bible and prayer outside the home on government property.
If you think I am exaggerating, stories have been appearing in local newspapers and conservative websites over the past 12 years about teachers who have taken Bibles away from children silently reading them during lunch hour. There was an instance in Texas in 2003 I remember where the teacher took a child’s New Testament away at lunch hour and threw it in the wastebasket. He was not allowed to retrieve it.
In June 2016, WND published an article about a school in Palmdale, California, where a seven-year-old got his classmates interested in the Bible verses and stories his mother gave him every morning. The mother intended for her son to have religious encouragement during the day. She was not attempting to proselytise. However, the child was so thrilled by these verses that he couldn’t help but share them with others at lunchtime. It wasn’t long before his friends asked him for copies of the verses and stories. One girl who received a story showed it to the teacher, commenting on its beauty:
Then, however, C [the boy] was reprimanded by his teacher in front of the whole class, twice, and told to stop talking about religion or sharing his mother’s notes, and he went home in tears, Liberty Counsel said.
Even as the crowd of students asking for the after-school Bible notes grew, on May 9, Principal Melanie Pagliaro approached Zavala [the mother] and demanded that the notes only be handed out somewhere beyond school property.
With the school not satisfied with only the banishment, Liberty Counsel said, “a Los Angeles deputy sheriff knocked at the door of C’s home, demanding that C’s note-sharing cease altogether because ‘someone might be offended.’” …
The letter to the district said Liberty Counsel, “having reviewed the above facts, district policies, and applicable law, it is clear that the actions of the district staff in this instance, in prohibiting voluntary student religious expression during non-instructional time; then completely banning such student expression from school property entirely, and finally calling the police to report the same are simply unconstitutional.”
“These actions must be disavowed and reversed, to avoid liability for civil rights violations,” the letter said.
It gave the district a deadline for responding of June 1, which was ignored.
I think this will change — somewhat — over the next four years. While the Ten Commandments might not make a comeback in courthouses, Christmas crèches are likely to reappear. And teachers might start to lay off students sharing the Bible at lunchtime.
Tomorrow: Religious persecution and state churches in American colonies
The extent to which American universities have gone to placate students after the presidential election is both bemusing and appalling.
The Episcopalian site Stand Firm has a post called ‘Cry Me A River’ which begins:
Does anyone recall being coddled when any of the liberal/progressives were elected to office in the last 20 years?
Leftists, please. There is nothing liberal or progressive about them.
The link in the quote is from Zero Hedge which had a round up of post-election therapy sessions at institutions of higher learning — including graduate schools — around the United States.
The prestigious University of Michigan Law School held a ‘post-election self-care’ event complete with snacks, colouring sheets and Play Doh.
The University of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump’s alma mater, brought in colouring books and puppies for their students. Tufts and the University of Kansas also made puppies available to the traumatised.
The University of Michigan’s Flint campus and Stanford made counselling available for students experiencing ‘uncertainty, anger, anxiety and/or fear’.
Cornell held a ‘cry-in’:
As the event took place, students — roughly 20 or so, according to the Sun’s video — wrote their reactions and emotions on poster boards with colored markers, or with chalk on the ground. A chilly day on the Ithaca campus, at one point the demonstrators huddled together as what appeared to be a barista brought them warm drinks. Several adults, most likely professors, stood around the group. The event appeared to take on the atmosphere of a funeral wake.
Yale had a ‘group scream’ and at least one professor made arrangements for students who could not bear to take an upcoming Economics exam.
Jon Victor is the managing editor of the Yale Daily News and tweeted this on November 8:
However, the psychologically wounded students at Yale were not so kind to Trump supporters. A Yale Daily News article reported:
A senior Trump supporter in Berkeley College, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of backlash, said the distraught reaction to Trump’s victory highlighted a double standard in Yale’s political culture.
“[Students] talked about Trump not being able to graciously change over our democracy if he lost,” the student said. “Well, we’ve gotten five or six ‘F–k you’s just walking around this evening [in “Make America Great Again” caps].”
This is the big problem. By perpetually indulging hurt feelings, adults in positions of authority as professors, teachers and parents have created a generation of angry children of majority age who cannot accept loss or defeat.
As my reader Undergroundpewster commented on Stand Firm:
This is what happens when you raise a generation of kids that never have to learn the agony of defeat. These are the same kids who when they were little did not keep score in ball games and were not strictly graded in school.
The ‘prizes for all’ and the excessive ‘hurt feelings’ philosophies (for lack of a better word) in education and at home must go. These two notionally caring practices have created a generation of violent, monstrous bullies who care nothing about anyone but themselves.
This will be my final post about the presidential campaign prior to the election on November 8. Post-election analysis will follow later this week.
I have three big topics to cover: Clinton’s horrible people, voter fraud and voting for Democrats. This post is not for children or other vulnerable people.
If you have not already read yesterday’s post on Spirit Cooking, please do so. Yes, it involves the Clinton people.
This is the poster, which mentions Ephesians 6:11:
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Children and the Clinton people
I really want to give this section the title it deserves, substituting a Greek ‘p’ word for ‘children’, but I want to make sure everyone sees and reads it, so have toned it down.
Yesterday’s post also had a section by this title relating to the same sinful, egregious behaviour. As I said then, the Podesta emails from WikiLeaks have several references to pizza, cheese pizza, hot dogs and so on. One talks about a black and white pizza map handkerchief and pillows. The latter is a code word for drugs.
Please make sure you read that section along with the explanation of symbols and code words (here, here and here). If you have children or are in charge of young people, you really should read all of those links.
This is one of the grossest things ever.
It is not here gratuitously but rather to convince you to vote sensibly on Tuesday.
I did not believe it until I saw the following 3:21 minute long video. Not only does it look like Clinton advisers and insiders the Podesta brothers and James Alefantis (owner of Comet Ping Pong in DC, also involved in the Clinton Foundation) are connected with this, but it also explains what the codes mean. If you think these pizza and other food references are far-fetched, this will prove to you otherwise:
David Seaman, formerly of Huffington Post until he got sacked in August for questioning Hillary’s health, has an excellent 9+ minute video here of what WikiLeaks has exposed in this regard. ‘Walnuts’, he says, refers to little girls’ private parts. ‘Sauce’ means orgy:
On Sunday night I watched a longer video, 50+ minutes long. Stefan Molyneux led a discussion with Mike Cernovich (see Jezebel poster above) and blogger Vox Day, who looks very young at 48. It concerned the occult practices and child sexual abuse that WikiLeaks helped to expose, even if indirectly. Dozens of people, especially at The_Donald, started investigating people, places and connections. Some of their research has been featured on other alt-right sites, as I explained yesterday.
The reason I have included Molyneux’s discussion below is that he and Cernovich are unbelievers. Day, on the other hand, became a Christian as an adult. All are repulsed by the activity of the Clinton circle.
The final ten minutes really sum up what is happening here. This is the first time Cernovich and Molyneux have actually seen evil. Cernovich said he now thinks there could be something to Christianity, after all. Let’s hope so. Anyway, the upshot is that, as Day explained, Christians want to do God’s will whereas the NWO, Clinton people included, want to be gods themselves, hence the horrific means they will go to for power (fast forward to 40 minutes in):
That’s the best explanation I have heard for adults or younger people old enough to understand what’s going on with these devilish rituals and heinous sexual abuse. Even the unbelievers understood.
Keep in mind these horrible people go to church, too. Hillary occasionally attends a Methodist service and John Podesta has emailed about his Mass attendance! The devil never appears as himself but in disguise. Church is one of his best hideouts.
Voter fraud has been going on in the United States in various places for decades. Democrats engineer it in the general election. Republicans do it in their own primaries, most notably this year in Ohio, Kansas and Maine.
When I was growing up, the jokey slogan in Chicago was ‘vote early, vote often’.
Here’s an anecdotal back catalogue of voting in Cleveland.
Philadelphia is well known for convicts and non-citizens voting, especially over the past 14 years.
More recently, in 2012, St Lucie County in Florida had a 158.85% voter turnout.
That same year in Virginia, Congressman Jim Moran’s son advised vote stealers to forge a utility bill in that person’s name. Around 100 legitimate voters could have been affected.
A YouTube from January 2008 shows how lax New Hampshire was in the presidential primary that year. They have procedures; the Secretary of State and his men deliberately chose not to follow them.
Also in 2008, the Podesta WikiLeaks (a 2015 email) revealed that Obama’s campaign had ‘flooded’ Colorado caucuses in primary season ‘with ineligible voters’.
Early in October, New York City election commissioner Alan Schulkin said he has an ongoing problem with voter fraud in poorer boroughs. Lefty mayor Bill de Blasio said Schulkin’s claims were ‘crazy’ and called on him to resign:
Big Media are trying to mislead you when they say that all this is a figment of Trump’s imagination. They know the truth. They just don’t want you to know it.
People take this lightly — and Hillary wouldn’t answer post-debate questions on the matter — but at least some, like this young Bernie Sanders supporter, have switched to Donald Trump because:
I don’t support people who steal my vote!
If you can, ask for a paper ballot.
Check your vote carefully before you leave the booth. If your vote has not been recorded as you cast it, please notify a polling official immediately.
Reporting fraud at a higher level
This section has contact points followed by states where voter fraud has been reported.
How to report it
What follows are various contacts at county and national levels.
If I were doing it, I’d probably email where possible.
Alex Jones: vote [at] infowars.com
In your state:
Where voter fraud has been occurring
California: In October, residents of a halfway house were promised a $300 rebate if they voted for Hillary.
Delaware: Vote flipping took place in the Democratic primary this year.
Florida: Broward County (October 26, incomplete ballot papers, opening the door to double voting). Trump campaign is suing. On October 28, two Dade County campaign operatives were arrested: one for illegally marking ballots for a particular local candidate in Miami and the other for registering non-existent persons or the dead.
Indiana: On October 20, Indiana’s secretary of state found voter registration forms altered with discrepancies in personal details.
Maryland: 20-20 Watch has details of what occurred during the 2016 primary.
Texas: Mid-October reports in Nueces, Tarrant, Denton, Randall and Potter Counties: full details. There’s more on Tarrant County here. On October 25, Chambers County had to resort to paper ballots because of a machine ‘glitch’ that required a software update.
Anywhere: The Washington Post has reported that non-citizens have been voting since 2008. What a coincidence (not). Emphases mine below:
Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.
The article went on to say that voter ID has no effect. See the Alan Schulkin video above from New York.
On a similar line, in Virginia, the governor, Terry McAuliffe, recently pardoned 60,000 felons — giving them the right to vote in this election.
‘Mortal sin to vote Democrat’
In the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, parishoners found an odd insert in their church bulletins on October 16.
NBC San Diego reported on the leaflet entitled ‘How to vote like a Catholic – it is a mortal sin to vote Democrat!’
The handout goes on to outline several political issues, including abortion, and notes the church’s stance on the topic. “Based on the above, it is mortal sin to vote Democrat,” adding that sin, if not confessed, “means eternal damnation,” the leaflet cautioned.
Two weeks later, parishioners received a second bulletin titled “Voting Catholic,” that again discussed social issues and implored them to take a “Catholic view.”
“The devil does this through the tactics outlined by Saul Alinsky with the outcome as Hillary Clinton has stated, ‘And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be change,’ to draw us away from God’s teachings regarding the sanctity of life to those of the world and its prince,” the leaflet said.
The Diocese knew nothing about these leaflets. Bishop Robert McElroy issued a statement:
Let me stress again that while we have a moral role to play in explaining how Catholic teaching relates to certain public policy issues, we must not and will not endorse specific candidates, use parish media or bulletins to favor candidates or parties through veiled language about selectively chosen issues, or engage in partisan political activity of any kind.
It was a great guerilla move on someone’s part, though. Well done!
Not all of the San Diego cafeteria Catholics were impressed.
Nor was the Catholic priest who appears on Fox News impressed by these nuns:
With that, I leave you to vote. (Graphic below from The Conservative Treehouse).
Please pray that the better of the main parties’ candidates wins. Otherwise, this spells the end for America as the Great Republic.
Two important developments occurred at the weekend. American voters need the full story on yesterday’s Reno incident and the Clinton circle’s Spirit Cooking before going to polling booths on Tuesday, November 8.
Donald Trump in Reno
On Saturday, November 5, Secret Service agents rushed Donald Trump from the stage in Reno, Nevada, where he addressed a diverse group of supporters.
Five minutes later, Trump returned to the stage and resumed his speech, saying:
Nobody said it was going to be easy for us. But we will never be stopped. Never ever be stopped.
He went on to discuss defence policy.
This is a full video with the first section about the strong support he has in the Latino community (many in the audience), stopping drug trafficking through strong borders, the incident (5:05), Trump’s return (12:22) and the rest of his speech:
This is what happened.
A Reno resident, Austyn Crites, 33, had a sign that read ‘Republicans against Trump’. He manoeuvred his way through the crowd to get to the front.
Trump saw him, said ‘Get him outta here’ and asked Crites how much Hillary was paying him: ‘$1,500?’
It is likely Trump asked him that because of his jacket which read, ‘Paid for by H’ (with the Hillary campaign symbol).
Trump gave Crites a long, hard stare.
Someone — he or an accomplice? — then yelled ‘Gun!’ At that point, Secret Service agents rushed Trump off the stage. The image comes courtesy of MissLizzyNJ:
People around Crites wrestled him to the ground before police took him away. There was no weapon.
The AP reported that the Secret Service said an investigation was ongoing.
In the meantime, as this article from The Guardian shows, Crites is free to talk. By the time you read this, he will have probably given several interviews painting himself as a victim.
A patriot at The_Donald described what happened. He was six feet away from Crites at the time. Excerpts follow, emphases mine:
I’m a bit shaken still, but I wanted to get this out there: the crazy guy had a REPUBLICANS AGAINST TRUMP sign. He started shoving his way towards the front of the crowd. I was 3 people back from the front row and about 6 feet from this guy. He started to jump up and down and almost acting like a mosh pit.
He was pushing and shoving people. He knocked people over, including elderly. Children were right there, too. You see Trump shade his eyes twice as he watches what is happening and doesn’t acknowledge it until the guy gets so violent that some men tackle him.
This is when Trump made the comment about him being paid and to get him out. Many people fell over in the process. About 6 or more men restrained him, and in the process, one of those men got up and yelled that he had a gun. It took about 5 or 6 shouts before Secret Service heard and reacted.
This is when Trump was taken off stage. People panicked, dropped to the ground, covered their heads… children were screaming, women crying, personal belongings stampeded and lost. Secret service then got on the guy, followed by police, followed by some sort of tactical swat/police team in helmets and bullet proof vests with rifles. Elderly and handicap people were down on the cement after being pushed over.
It was completely traumatizing, but because there were thousands of people in there, they blocked all of what was happening on the ground. I have a video from before the swat team came showing them coming in and taking the guy out from right where it happened. I’ll upload tomorrow, but for now I just need to calm down.
For those of you making light of the fact there was no gun — hindsight is 20/20, but I’m that insane moment things went in slow motion and dozens if not hundreds of us were in fear …
EDIT 2: Thank you for everyone’s kind words and advice. I just saw a post on another subreddit where people who weren’t there are saying stuff like Trump instructed a peaceful guy to get beat up and also supposed FB posts from this asshole’s family members saying he was attacked after Trump instructed the crowd. Trump didn’t say anything until after he was down on the ground and it was because it was totally out of hand. It’s such an outright lie that these people are echo chambering to each other. It makes me feel sick. To actually witness the event and read the fake stories… I’m a whole new level of upset. Please, please, please vote for Trump on Tuesday!
Here’s his video which starts shortly before police arrived:
He concluded with this:
I already worry so much that Trump could be assassinated and seeing him in person was such a crazy experience itself. To go from so happy and excited to see a hero to terrified, confused, and scared as someone yells GUN so close to you in a crowd so tight that you can’t move… and see secret service, police, and swat team proceed as it’s an active shooter type situation… cannot describe my emotional roller coaster.
Another patriot at The_Donald did some digging and put together a helpful montage of information (enlarged image) about Crites, who registered as a Republican in 2011 although his Facebook page says he supports Clinton, and his brother Kerry/Cary, who lives in California. More here, suggesting voter fraud. 4chan also has more (language alert). Crites is also available for work in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Early in 2011, Crites ordered three copies of a book called The Next Decade. You can do a WikiLeaks search and see the results for yourselves. The information is on WikiLeaks because it was part of the 5+ million emails from The Global Intelligence Files:
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
The Next Decade explores the geopolitical situation future US presidents will need to navigate. The author is George Friedman, founder and CEO of Stratfor.
It must be a fascinating book if Crites ordered three copies in the second half of January 2011.
Going back to the Reno incident, Trump threw out the payment figure of $1,500. Where did he get that? From James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas undercover video where leading Democratic operatives describe in rough language and fact how they recruit and pay people to engage in bird dogging for them against Trump and his supporters. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions as to whether Crites fits into this unholy mess:
Another patriot at The_Donald has contacted the FBI and The Guardian:
Hijacking top comment to say I notified the FBI with all info in this thread and local PD AND I SENT AN EXTREMELY strongly yet polite worded email to to both the author and the Guardian’s review and ethics department demanding an immediate retraction and apology for this story, telling them I also notified the FBI about this guy. The definition of terrorism is inciting violence for political purposes. This guy is a terrorist and needs to be sent to g bay. He needs to be outsourced to Egypt for enhanced interrogation so he gives up the names of those who paid him. FOVAL AND CRAMER need to go to prison too.
The self-described ‘weaponised autists’ at The_Donald are investigating Crites further. What they have discovered is highly disturbing. This thread and this picture of a former residence of his are nothing short of creepy and involve children.
Both bring us neatly to the next topic.
Children and Clinton people
The story behind Clinton people and children — sex rings and trafficking — is developing and is unlikely to be complete before the election.
According to Steve Piecznik’s recent videos on YouTube, WikiLeaks is now co-ordinating their releases with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
Sex rings and politicians are nothing new. One operated in the latter days of Bush I’s administration. It was discovered in 1989 — see The Washington Times lead story — and a documentary about it aired in the United States in 1994. It involved male prostitutes.
The patriots at The_Donald have been examining WikiLeaks for evidence of child trafficking and sexual abuse then reviewing other information related to the Clinton email investigation. In one thread on the topic, someone remembered James Comey mentioning:
how they found and saved a little girl that was abducted and chained to a tree… and everyone wondered why he was talking about that!
… everyone in the live stream comments was going “this is a hearing about Hillary’s emails, w[hat] is he on about?”
Another poster on The_Donald remembered it, too:
Do you guys remember when Comey had his second hearing to the House Committee on the Judiciary? He talked about a case that they just wrapped up involving an abducted girl.
It seemed odd to me that he opened up his testimony about Clinton’s private email server and circumventing nationality security laws by talking about saving a little girl. In this context, it does make more sense.
Here’s a direct link to the part where he talks about the girl:
It’s at 45 minutes in. (Video should go there when you start it.)
Many of the recent WikiLeaks releases have a number of emails relating to pizza.
It is taking me quite a while to get on board with the connection between pizza and children, but I’m reading what’s available.
UPDATE (November 7): I am now in agreement with The_Donald on what they are reporting thanks to this 3:12 video which explores the pizza places on Connecticut Ave in Washington DC and the codes paedophiles use which relate to the handkerchief WikiLeaks email below. It is vital for every parent and guardian to read these two entries: Wikipedia and RationalWiki.
Recall that FBI Anon said:
when you are reading Podesta’s e-mails, remember that the Clintons deal in weapons, drugs, and people. Some terminology in use is far more nefarious than many of you suspect.
“cards” [Child Abduction Rapid Deployment]
“favors”, “extras”, “officers”
[What next WikiLeaks will reveal] Evidence of favors for foreign nationals including the sale of human beings.
I know a lot of info regarding their movements of people and children.
A lot of these pizza references seem innocuous. The Podestas and their friends certainly enjoy it though.
On September 2, 2014 (emailID 32795), a realtor got in touch with a friend of John Podesta’s who wrote him to say:
The realtor found a handkerchief (I think it has a map that seems pizza-related. Is it yorus [sic]? They can send it if you want. I know you’re busy, so feel free not to respond if it’s not yours or you don’t want it.
On October 2015 (37072), there were plans for a birthday for Podesta’s brother Tony:
Small gathering a few days before the pizza extravaganza …
Who has pizza extravaganzas? Pizza parties, maybe.
In March 2016 (49372), Tony invites John to dinner at Marta, a pizzeria in Manhattan. John declines:
I’m going to pass. I have too much to do before heading to Michigan tomorrow. No need for pizza.
The folks at The_Donald were working on the child trafficking — not all of which is connected to pizza — at the weekend. They are summarised below.
Email 15526 from Hillary Clinton’s archive mentions a Washington Post story related to DynCorp, which had a government contract at the time (2009) and had hired a boy from Afghanistan to entertain a group of their executives. Obviously, that does not implicate Clinton herself in that incident, but this thread states, in part:
Hillary covered up for DynCorp. 1. The Washington Post wrote about it to her. 2. Later they publish a story saying the DynCorp employee was fired and no mention of the boy. 3. Nothing ended up being done.
The author of the thread then goes on to refer to two articles, one in the Daily Mail and the other on TruthFeed:
What is most disgusting is we now know Hillary has covered up for Weiner texting an underage girl and Laura Silsby’s crew of kidnapping children from Haiti for trafficking.
The Daily Mail article, supported by WikiLeaks emails, says that Hillary’s staff knew about Anthony Weiner’s underage sex activity in 2011 but did nothing about it.
TruthFeed credits a contributor to The_Donald for making the connection between Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein and Laura Silsby, former director of The New Life Children’s Refuge:
The discovery also included Wikileaks emails from Hillary Clinton, the content of which reveal Clinton contacting a lawyer regarding ten people arrested involved in the child trafficking ring. It was also revealed that the lawyer who represented Silsby was a convicted child sex trafficker …
Charisma News reports:
The Clinton family’s connections to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein raise concerns over newly discovered connections between Hillary Clinton and convicted child abductor Laura Silsby.
Another thread on The_Donald discusses links between the Clinton Foundation, the International Crisis Group and DynCorp dating back to Bosnia, where a sex scandal involving the rape, buying and selling of 12 year old girls was exposed in 1999.
And, finally — returning to pizza — the weaponised autists also uncovered two pizza places in Washington, DC which are not only near each other but also across the street from Beyond Borders, which works to stop violence against women and girls in Haiti. They are connected to the Clinton Foundation as one of the Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s).
You can see it on this FBI document, which I would encourage all parents and those in charge of children to study. The boy lover symbols are on the first page and the girl lover symbols are on the next.
Another thread is here.
Again, this might all be something or nothing. If Big Media were doing their job instead of suppressing any investigation into paedophile rings connected with Clinton people, we would know for sure.
Another topic that Big Media are ignoring is Spirit Cooking which is a ritualised, satanic meal involving lots of blood, along with sperm and breastmilk.
A performance artist named Marina Abramovic leads these evenings. Image courtesy of The_Donald:
In 2015 (15893), Abramovic emailed Tony Podesta to say:
I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining? All my love, Marina
Tony forwarded the email to brother John and his wife Mary to extend the invitation.
This is part of the ritual:
This video explains Spirit Cooking. It also has pictures of John Podesta’s hands. His fingers look unusually odd and gnarly, as if he has been cutting into them.
Let’s look at WikiLeaks email 15461 from 2014 in which John seeks medical help. Are these related? I think we should be told:
I’ve been doing well, but fear that the little finger may be getting infected. I saw Daniel Saturday and this morning and all seemed fine except the place where the finger joins the palm continues to weep. We concluded that it might be a good idea to have the White House Docs re-dress the wound with clean peri strips. I’ve arranged to do that tomorrow morning. Tonight the finger seems to be swelling more and hurts a bit more. Color is still pink and consistent with other skin. Swelling could be a result of PT, but seems possible that it’s infected. I can keep my a appointment with the WH med unit and ck in after that, unless you think it’s better to come in straight away.
Do Americans want four more years of these people in the White House and in the administration? I hope not.
The Clintons are under five FBI investigations. If we were even under one, we could not even get a job at McDonald’s!
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Tomorrow: voter fraud