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Red Flag Law.
Recently we had a discussion among OPPER’s that was fairly civil on Red Flag laws. Of course most on the right are against them and most on the left are for them.
Ken Buck. Congressman from Colorado tried to pass a Red Flag Law targeting known gang members that are listed in police data bases. More than 80% of homicides are committed by gang members. Makes sense. If your going to pass a Red Flag Law you should have that law used against known gang bangers. Right? Nope. The Democrats voted it down because, get this, data bases could have some people in them that shouldn’t be. Yet, they have no problem with everyday Americans who have never done anything wrong possibly being targeted by someone with a grudge. There’s what’s wrong with red Flag laws and the Democrats.
We know for sure. We will attack.
We knew Iran was behind the attack on the Saudi Oil facilities. We now know it was cruise missiles fired from INSIDE Iran that did the deed.
We now know they were actively violating the "nuclear deal" they made with Obama (Not the USA.) They continue to attack various entities through out the ME as if they are immune to retaliation; as if they want war. That alone is cause for grave concern. Are they looking for a reason to unleash something horrible? They certainly seem to be spoiling for a war they literally have zero chance of winning.
Are they suicidal, do they have a plan or are they just stupid?
The transgender lobby just got the worst news of 2019
The transgender lobby just got the worst news of 2019
September 14, 2019
The transgender lobby is more radical now than they have ever been.
After codifying gay marriage by law, radical Leftists have begun demanding special rights.
But the transgender lobby just got the worst news of 2019.
In 2019, transgender activists began truly forcing their agenda onto everybody, whether they like it or not.
They are in our libraries holding “Drag Queen Story Hours” for young children.
And they are working their way into bathrooms and children’s changing rooms.
But they just got a major loss in the state of North Carolina.
In a highly contested special election, Republican Dan Bishop won his seat in Congress.
Bishop is a conservative Republican who was one of the leading figures pushing North Carolina’s 2016 “Bathroom Bill” that required people to use the bathroom of their born gender.
Republican state senator Dan Bishop won a special election to the United States House of Representatives Tuesday night, in a defeat to which LGBT activists are taking special umbrage due to Bishop’s key role in North Carolina’s 2016 fight over people using bathrooms designated for the opposite sex.
A special election was called for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat due to allegations of fraud in last year’s midterm race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready. Harris declined to run in the special election, opening Bishop’s path to the nomination and eventual victory over McCready, 50.7% to 48.7%.
The self-described “pro-life, pro-gun, pro-wall” Bishop credits President Donald Trump for his victory, telling Fox News, “We really only were competitive in terms of funding for about six weeks. So the president and the vice president stepping in and committing the way they did to this race was tremendous.”
The Left went all out to paint Bishop as bigoted over the bathroom bill.
But at the end of the day, the law is a way to keep sexually confused men away from little children in a private place like bathrooms.
And it appears that the people of North Carolina agree and want people who believe in common sense to represent them in Congress.
The beauty of a Green New Deal is that it would pay for itself
Governments around the world don’t need to raise taxes in order to transform their economies and avert climate disaster
In September 2007, as credit was “crunched” and the financial crisis began to unfold, a group of economists and environmentalists, including the future Green party MP Caroline Lucas, met regularly in my small London flat. Supping on comfort food and wine, we argued furiously while drafting a plan we hoped would transform the economy and protect the ecosystem. We called it the Green New Deal. Little did we know that the ideas we seeded then would be adopted by a shooting star of the Democratic party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as part of her bid for a New York congressional seat in 2018.
Fast forward to 2019 and the Green New Deal is now at the centre of the 2020 US presidential campaign. Bernie Sanders last week declared the climate crisis a national emergency and launched his version of the deal – a $16.3 trillion plan that includes massive investment in renewable energy, green infrastructure for climate resilience and money for research.
Sanders is vague about his financing plans. He suggests that cuts in military spending could generate cash, but also proposes a rise in tax for big corporations. These are welcome proposals, but our group has one quibble. Big transformational projects are not financed from taxation. Kennedy’s moonshot wasn’t, nor is Britain’s HS2 rail project. Suggesting that the deal can be paid for through tax (even from big corporations) will rightly raise suspicions. Ordinary taxpayers will assume – as they did during the US debate about inheritance tax (reframed by the right as “death taxes”) – that the burden of such a carbon levy will fall instead on their shoulders.
So where should the money come from? There are fundamentally only two sources of financing. The first is borrowing (credit). This is achieved by applying for a loan, or issuing a bond. The second is existing savings.
To raise the money for a green deal, governments would have to draw on their equivalent of a giant credit card, but would also be able to take advantage of investment by savers. Thankfully, the creation of millions of jobs will generate the income and tax revenues needed to repay any borrowing. As Sanders argues, the whole thing will pay for itself.
First, the borrowing: credit issued by a commercial bank, as we all know from spending on our credit cards, does not draw on our existing deposits or savings. Instead it is a promise to pay in the future. OECD governments (backed by millions of taxpayers) are the most trusted borrowers, which is why their promises (bonds) are in such demand. Savings, by contrast, already exist – in bank deposits and savings accounts.
When a government borrows, as it has for financing HS2, that leads to investment and the creation of paid jobs in public and private sectors, and to private sector profits. Both employment income and profits generate tax revenues. Tax revenues are, therefore, a consequence of spending or investment – and can be used to pay back the borrowing. They need not be used directly to finance that investment.
During the second world war commercial banks provided credit to the government in the form of Treasury deposit receipts. They could do so again. But the government also has its own bank, the Bank of England, which issues credit, too (currently known as quantitative easing, or QE), and could use this to purchase government bonds.
To appeal to savers, the government could issue bonds to be repaid over different time periods – short, medium or long-term. These would attract pension funds and insurance companies, but also different kinds of individual savers. They would be able to invest their money in transforming the economy away from fossil fuels, while receiving a regular income in the form of interest. For this to happen, governments would have to be “in the driving seat” when it comes to issuing bonds. Currently they’re more passive – relying almost entirely on demand from private capital markets.
As you can see, this system of financing is entirely doable. However, to succeed, our plan demands a decisive rupture from the neoliberal consensus of pairing expansionary monetary policy (QE) with contractionary fiscal policy (austerity).
The original Green New Deal group continues to meet, to argue, to indulge in good food and wine, and to plot the defeat of that consensus. Later this week, Caroline Lucas, together with Clive Lewis MP, will launch a bill embracing key principles of the plan. From small beginnings, a great change could soon be on its way.
• Ann Pettifor is the author of The Case for the Green New Deal, published by Verso
More clear obstruction from the Whitehouse
Well here we are again, this looked like a trial for a mafioso. Talk about a private gag order. This is a complete obstruction, where does he get to have executive privilege to not answer the questions put to him. Yet no one on the right wants to hear the truth, this obstruction of the TRUTH is fine with them, fine with the corruption, all the while toting the comment to drain the swamp, really...
Would You Pay $4,200 to Listen to Michelle Obama Scold You?
At a certain point, you've made enough money ~ Barack Hussein Obama
Would You Pay $4,200 to Listen to Michelle Obama Scold You?
Jim Treacher ~ September 16, 2019
"At a certain point, you've made enough money." Back in 2010, President Barack Hussein Obama said that out loud into a microphone. But now, once again, Past Obama and Present Obama find themselves at odds. I cannot imagine Barry is saying the same thing today to his wife.
Dean Balsamini, NY Post:
Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Newark Nov. 3 and fans are shelling out big bucks to hear what she has to say.
The cheap seats for the “Moderated Conversation” at the Prudential Center were going for $144 on Ticketmaster...
Floor seats are priced as high as $1,300 and the most expensive ticket currently available is $4,200 for a suite-level ducat.
Yikes. I'll pass on that suite, but $144 sounds like a real bargain!
At a certain point, you've made enough money. But you don't get to decide when that "certain point" arrives. The Obamas get to decide that. And obviously, they've decided that their own "certain point" isn't anywhere close yet. They've got book deals and arena tours and Netflix shows and I don't know what all. They're really raking it in.
To which I say: Good for them! If they've got that many suckers lined up with their wallets out, that's the American way. The way those two always pretended not to believe in. Living by the same rules you've set down for everybody else won't buy you a beachfront estate on Martha's Vineyard. Showing integrity won't put your kids through Ivy League schools. All that stuff costs a lot of dough.
Besides, it's not like they're Republicans. The Obamas left the Democratic Party in shambles behind them, and now they get to grub as much money as they want. And the people throwing fistfuls of cash at them are all... Democrats! The Obamas are being richly rewarded by the very same people whose electoral fortunes they've ruined. It's a brilliant con.
And after all those libs are done kissing Michelle's butt, they'll go back to screaming at the current first lady to remember her place and shut up.
Can you imagine how jealous Hillary is right now? She can't even give tickets away to hear her speak. All she ever had to peddle was influence, and she's clean out of it. She's at least as much a victim of the Obamas as any other Democrat, and nobody wants her around anymore.
I am old and I'm Tired
I am old and I'm Tired
This should be required reading.
By Robert A. Hall
Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't"believers;" of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery;" of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari??? law tells them to.
I'm tired of being told that, out of "tolerance for other cultures," we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassah Islamic schools to preach hate in America and Canada , while no American nor Canadian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.
I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.
I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off?
I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense ofentitlement, rich or poor.
I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.
Yes, I'm damn tired . But I'm also glad to be 83, because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughters and grandson.
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on! This is your chance to make a difference.
"I'm 83 and I'm tired." If you don't forward this you are part of the problem.
I’m old and I'm Tired
Abortions are way down, guess what gets the credit?
No it is not the crazy anti choice laws passed by right wing nutters. It’s thanks to the ACA otherwise known as Obamacare.
The number and rate of abortions fell to their lowest levels since abortion became legal nationwide with 1973's Roe v. Wade ruling, the Guttmacher Institute reported Wednesday. The research group, said it counted 863,000 abortions carried out in the U.S. in 2017, down from 926,000 in 2014 and just over 1 million in 2011. The Guttmacher Institute is the most reliable count of U.S. abortions, because unlike the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it aims to tally all pregnancies terminated in the country.
Abortions fell in all areas of the country, with 57 percent of the drop in the 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, that did not enact any abortion restrictions, the Guttmacher Institute found. The 400 state laws restriction abortion were not a big factor in the decline, but the drop in pregnancies appeared to be significant. The birth rate also declined during the period studied, and a likely factor in both drops, the report said, is the increased accessibility of contraception since the Affordable Care Act required most private health insurance plans to offer no-cost birth control in 2011.
Think about this:
The bone spur in Cheif. And there isn't a peep from the peanut gallery except if Trump was a Democrat such an offence and he/she would have been regarded as coward and traitor. The question begged is when is he going to pack up and go???
What the hell’s the point.
The hearing today was the definition of a dog and pony show. Actually quite embarrassing for the country the way the Democrats conducted themselves. Lewandowski has already been interviewed by the Senate intelligence Committee, a House Committee, and the Inspector General. 20 hours of testimony and a big nothing burger. The good news. Latest polls show the country about 59% to 36% against impeachment. Sounds about accurate because only about 34% of the congressional Democrats think this is a good idea. So why are they doing this besides the perpetual I didn’t get my way tantrum? We know that liberals love to throw
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