Dead Cats: PaBusted!, 9/18/17, (28)06: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC: Nope – Car Pools!

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

  1. LOUIS – Post Dispatch – 80 arrested; Drudge Links 09-17-17

LEADS: Williamson – Trump didn’t get rolled; McCarthy – DOJ to return of law; Easely – Trump at UN; Schichter – Breastgate; Dunbar – Equifax; Ensign & Jones – BofA dumps branches; Novak – Both parties over; Axe – Russian war show.

PA BUDGET: Navratil & Coloumbis – Medicaid payments delayed.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-12-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie. Washington Examiner – Deplorable Hillary, deplorable book.

TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd. CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM??

NO BUSES AVAILABLE!  “SOMETHING IS ‘FISHY’” People are forming car pools. Contact Betty

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

 

 

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

ST. LOUIS:

St Louis Post Dispatch: “More than 80 arrested after protest violence downtown; ‘Police owned tonight,’ chief says”

ST. LOUIS • Police made more than 80 arrests downtown Sunday night after violence erupted following hours of peaceful protesting.

It marked the third night of violence following the Friday acquittal of former St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley, charged with murdering a black drug suspect.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, Mayor Lyda Krewson and Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole held a brief press conference.

“For the third day in a row, the days have been calm and the nights have been destructive,” Krewson said. “This is unacceptable. Destruction cannot be tolerated.”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-than-arrested-after-protest-violence-downtown-police-owned-tonight/

Drudge Links (09-17-17)

TROUBLE IN ST. LOUIS…
SECOND NIGHT OF VIOLENCE…
Group surrounds mayor’s house; windows broken, paint thrown…
Protesters chuck bricks, rocks at cops…
U2, ED SHEERAN CANCEL CONCERTS… 

LEADS:

Kevin Williamson, NRO: Trump Didn’t Get Rolled by Pelosi and Schumer”
“His voters got rolled by him. That’s the real deal.

“Wimpy strikes again.

“Everybody knows the Wimpy proposition: “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” In the old Popeye cartoons, no sensible person gave Wimpy a hamburger in exchange for his promised future payment. Wimpy was a bum, and everybody knew it.
“They sure as hell did not make him president.

“Offering credit is the definition of a risky business, and learning to hedge your risks is both an art and a science. When I was in college, I had a friend who owned a used-car lot, one of the low-rent kinds with a sign out front saying: “Buy Here Pay Here.” Credit on easy terms. In walked a prospect one day who had been eyeing an old beater of a 280ZX. He finally talked himself into it, put down his modest down payment, and drove away happy. I was skeptical.
“’That guy is a bum,’ I told my friend. ‘You’ll be lucky if he makes one payment.’
“‘Yeah,’ he replied, with an inscrutable little gleam in his eye. ‘But I’ve sold that car nine times. I can sell it ten times.’ The down payment would more than cover the cost of repossessing the car in case my estimate of the buyer proved accurate. The seller’s risk was basically $0.00. That’s why he had a house, a new car, and a couple of boats to his name while I had about 60 hours of undergraduate English coursework to mine. I wouldn’t have bought a used car from Dick Nixon, but I might vote for that small-town used-car dealer for president.

“He wasn’t a strategic genius, but he wasn’t a sucker, either. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451437/trump-pelosi-schumer-wimpy-strikes-again

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “On Criminal Justice, Sessions Is Returning DOJ to the Rule of Law”

“. . . what Sessions has done is return the Justice Department to the traditional guidance articulated nearly four decades ago by President Carter’s highly regarded attorney general, Benjamin Civiletti (and memorialized in the U.S. Attorney’s Manual). It instructs prosecutors to charge the most serious, readily provable offense under the circumstances. Doesn’t work? This directive, in effect with little variation until the Obama years, is one of several factors that contributed to historic decreases in crime. When bad guys are prosecuted and incarcerated, they are not preying on our communities.

“The thrust of the policy Sessions has revived is respect for the Constitution’s bedrock separation-of-powers principle. It requires faithful execution of laws enacted by Congress. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451436/criminal-justice-reform-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-obama-administratdion-abuse-prosecutorial-discretion

Jonathan Easely, The Hill: “Trump at the UN: What to watch for Monday”

North Korea, Iran, climate?

“President Trump is in New York City for a week of meetings and speeches with foreign leaders amid global uncertainty about a nuclear North Korea.

“Trump’s Monday will be packed with meetings, leading up to his first-ever speech to the general assembly on Tuesday — a highly anticipated address in which the president is expected to discuss the specific threats of North Korea, Iran and global terrorism.

“The president’s schedule also includes meeting with representatives from more than 120 nations as well as the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, to discuss reforming the international organization. Trump has been highly critical of the U.N. and the U.S. is backing changes it hopes will make the organization more efficient and effective.

“The president will then meet with leaders from France and Israel with an expected focus on the Middle East — and Iran in particular — for what national security adviser H.R. McMaster has called that country’s “destabilizing behavior” in the region.

“Trump will close out his first day of meetings at a working dinner with Latin American leaders to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, as well as how to maximize economic partnerships between the U.S. and South America.

“Along the way, the threats posed by North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and global terrorism in the wake of an attack on a London subway figure to be hot topics of discussion.

“Here are four things to watch for during Trump’s visit . . .”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351102-trump-at-the-un-what-to-watch-for-monday

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall: “The Fake Outrage Over Breastgate Shows Why We Must Not Play Liberals’ New Rules Game”

“. . . The Brooke Baldwin mammary mess is just another example of how liberals leverage their ability to create new rules out of thin air as a means of asserting their power over us normals. What was A-OK yesterday is now forbidden, and what was forbidden yesterday is now mandatory. Their goal is to keep our heads spinning and paralyze us with fear, like nearsighted corporals caught in a minefield and terrified that if we take one wrong step we will detonate a concealed wrongthink booby-trap. They want us living in fear of their fussy wrath, and that is precisely why it is so important for us to keep abreast of pseudo-scandals like this so we can nip these libfascists’ schemes in the bud and deny them the ability to rack up yet another victory in the culture war.” To stop them, they be made to hate the new rules they have created. Fredocon conservatives label this “Whataboutism” and demand we unilaterally disarm ourselves by abandoning this powerful weapon for showing normals why liberals are terrible. These goofs never met a battle they didn’t think conservatives were morally obligated to lose.

“What they call “whataboutism” isn’t optional; our application of judgment and our highlighting of prog inconsistency is morally mandatoryAlinksy was right – we must hold our enemies to their own stupid standards, and that’s especially true if it’s a newly-invented standard designed only to silence and suppress us conservatives. We must take their new rules, roll them up real tight, and ram them down the left’s collective collectivist throat, if not elsewhere.

“To stop them, they be made to hate the new rules they have created. Fredocon conservatives label this “Whataboutism” and demand we unilaterally disarm ourselves by abandoning this powerful weapon for showing normals why liberals are terrible. These goofs never met a battle they didn’t think conservatives were morally obligated to lose.

“What they call “whataboutism” isn’t optional; our application of judgment and our highlighting of prog inconsistency is morally mandatoryAlinksy was right – we must hold our enemies to their own stupid standards, and that’s especially true if it’s a newly-invented standard designed only to silence and suppress us conservatives. We must take their new rules, roll them up real tight, and ram them down the left’s collective collectivist throat, if not elsewhere.

“They make it easy for us by being so ridiculous. Are women the strong, powerful equals of men, or fragile flowers who wilt at the mere mention of lady parts? It depends on which one is the most useful to the liberal narrative right then and there. Can you talk about lady parts? Apparently the new rule is that you can’t, at least in the normal context of heterosexual men citing the parts that they like. But if you want to wear a gynecological sombrero on your pointy head, apparently that’s muy bueno.

“            Part of the strategy behind the new rules is to not actually have any firm rules, to make you so uncertain and timid that you’re unwilling to take any action because anything you do, at any time, can be a violation of a rule that didn’t exist 30 seconds before. . .”

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/09/18/the-fake-outrage-over-breastgate-shows-why-we-must-not-play–liberals-new-rules-game-n2382731

Mark Dunbar, InTheseTimes:” The Equifax Hacking Scandal Is a Reminder That Credit-Reporting Agencies Are Not Our Friends”

Hat Tip: Tyler Durden

“The hacking of personal information reveals a much deeper problem at the heart of the credit-reporting industry.

“Last week, Equifax—one of the country’s three major credit-reporting agencies alongside Experian and Transunion—revealed that its security apparatus had been breached. “Hackers” obtained private financial information the company held on over 140 million Americans. This is the third major security breach Equifax has suffered in the past two years, and it is by far the worst. Cybersecurity experts call it a 10 out of 10 on the catastrophe scale—with the negative consequences potentially lasting for decades.

“Equifax became aware of the hacks on July 29 and the company’s top brass took immediate action. But rather than moving to alert the public that their information could be compromised, on August 1 and 2, three leading executives—including the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) John Gamble—sold nearly $2 million worth of shares in the company. Traders also noticed a sudden—and suspicious—selling of Equifax stock options.

“A stock option is the right to sell stocks in the future at a fixed price now. If executives knew the stock was going to quickly drop in value once the breath was made public, and decided to sell stock options that weren’t “exercisable” until after the company planned on making the breach public, that would at the very least amount to dubious legal behavior.

“In July, Equifax listed 260 such traded stock options. In August, the month the company learned of the breach, that number jumped tenfold, to 2,600.

“An Equifax spokesman said that executives ‘had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares.’ According to Bloomberg News, however, none of the sales were scheduled in advance with the Securities Exchange Commission, a common practice to avoid accusations of insider trading. And it’s difficult to believe the CFO wouldn’t have immediately been informed about the largest security failure in the corporation’s history. Gamble has been with the company since 2014 and has only once sold shares prior to last month’s sale. . .”

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20527/equifax-hacking-scandal-credit-reporting

Rachel Ensign & Coulter Jones, WSJ: “How Bank of America Ditched 1,597 Branches Across the U.S.”

“The bank that once proclaimed ‘bigger is indeed better’ is now downsizing, especially in rural America

““Bigger is indeed better,” former Chief Executive Hugh McColl said when the bank was formed in 1998 by the merger of NationsBank Corp. and BankAmerica Corp.

But strains from the financial crisis led to a different approach. In 2009, the bank had branches in 725 U.S. counties, roughly one out of every four nationwide. In 2016, it was in 253 fewer counties, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of bank regulator data.

“Bank of America no longer has a branch in places like Elkhart, Ind., Dodge City, Kan., and Florence, S.C. In the Utica, N.Y., area, where there were 12 branches in 2009, there are now none.

“‘You can’t be everywhere,’ said Dean Athanasia, co-head of the bank’s consumer unit, in an interview. Nevertheless, he said the bank’s footprint, with 4,542 branches, covers 80% of the U.S. population. ‘I don’t think we were optimally positioned before.’

“In most counties the bank left, it sold at least some of its branches to smaller lenders, limiting the harm to that community. In nearly a quarter of the counties, Bank of America simply closed the branches, directing customers to other locations, sometimes dozens of miles away. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-bank-of-america-ditched-1-597-branches-across-the-u-s-1505646000

 

Jake Novak, CNBC: “The party’s over: Republicans and Democrats are both finished”

  • Trump’s election and his increasing comfort in shifting from right to left prove that the Republican and Democratic parties as we know them are finished.
  • Never before have we seen the leadership of both major political parties so humbled.
  • Here’s how this power vacuum will play out in the coming elections.

“Stick a fork in the Democrats and Republicans. . .”

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/14/trumps-new-reality-republicans-and-democrats-are-both-finished.html

David Axe, Daily Beast: “Russia Unveils Massive Military Force: ‘The Enemy Has No Chance’”

“The “Zapad 2017” training exercise involves some of the latest Russian-made weaponry. But the war game is equally notable for the weapons that aren’t involved.

Russia has begun its biggest war game in years on land, in the air, and on the sea bordering NATO‘s smallest and weakest member states. No fewer than 12,000 troops, 70 warplanes, 250 tanks, and 10 warships are officially scheduled to wage mock warfare from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 in Belarus and Russia and on the Baltic and Barents Seas.

“The “Zapad 2017” training exercise, a joint effort between the Russian and Belarusian militaries, involves some of the latest Russian-made weaponry. But the war game is equally notable for the weapons that aren’t involved.

“Despite a resurgence under President Vladimir Putin, Moscow’s armed forces still can’t deploy stealth fighters or the latest tank models. And Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the aged Admiral Kuznetsov, is also unavailable for training. . .”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-unveils-massive-military-force-the-enemy-has-no-chance

 

PA BUDGET:

Liz Navratil & Angela Coloumbis, Philly Inquirer: “With budget impasse, Gov. Wolf delays more than $1B in Medicaid payments”

“HARRISBURG — With the state’s cash running low, Gov. Wolf on Friday said he was forced to withhold nearly $1.2 billion in payments to Medicaid program providers.

“In a short statement, the governor said his administration will be unable for at least a week to make the payments to managed care organizations, the private health insurers that cover many of the state’s neediest children, elderly, and disabled residents. Insurance industry officials said Wolf’s move is unlikely to interrupt services for Medicaid recipients but could affect the business side.

“Wolf also said that come next week, his administration will also have to delay a scheduled $581 million payout for the state’s share of pension obligations to public school teachers and employees.

“It is the second time in the last three years that lawmakers and the governor have headed into the fall without a complete budget in place, forcing tough choices about which bills to pay and where to cut spending. No political solution is in sight to the impasse between the Republican legislature and the Democratic governor, although Wolf is expected to speak with legislative leaders over the weekend to try to jump-start negotiations.

“The governor has warned that without a completed budget, other funding may be in jeopardy too, including money for schools and roads. . .”

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/with-budget-impasse-gov-wolf-delays-more-than-1b-in-medicaid-payments-20170915.html

Recommended:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-15-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, two of the most dangerous, genocidal regimes on the face of the earth, North Korea and Iran, have and will get nuclear weapons. North Korea has them and Iran is on its way to getting nukes thanks to the Obama administration’s Iran deal.

“Now former Obama officials are coming out to prevent the dismantling of the Iran deal. Iranian sanctions put in place by the Bush administration were working. What we needed to do was put in place tougher sanctions.

“Also, Susan Rice lied in March 2017 when she said she didn’t know anything about the unmasking of Trump officials, which means Devin Nunes was correct. Now she told House investigators that she had unmasked those Trump officials in an effort to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year. You don’t get to unmask names because you are curious of a meeting. It’s high time for congressional Republicans to get to the bottom of this.

“Finally, European countries are paying the price for their loose immigration policies and we’re not too far behind. Trump is trying to prevent this from happening but he’s being attacked by liberals every step of the way. The entire rule of law is under attack and being destroyed, from leftist judges upholding unconstitutional immigration acts to street mobs that won’t accept the outcome of a court ruling.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/15/september-15-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

Washington Examiner: “Hillary Clinton: Deplorable book, deplorable person”

“Nearly a year after she lost the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is promoting a book about how her defeat is everyone else’s fault. So much, so familiar.

“What’s striking is that even though she has barely begun her book tour, Clinton has already given the game away, reverting to her self-pitying idea that half her countrymen are ‘irredeemable’ and ‘deplorable.’

“Nearly a year after she lost the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is promoting a book about how her defeat is everyone else’s fault. So much, so familiar.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clinton-deplorable-book-deplorable-person/article/2634070

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Dead Cats: DACA?, 9/15/17, (28)05: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC: Nope – Car Pools!

Kimberley Strassel – Here’s what really happened to Hillary.

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

NKOR: Malm & Burns – 2300 miles; Shaw –  UN sanctions no big deal.

LEADS: Boyle – Palin to campaign for Moore; Klein – Breitbart vs Fox; White – Ryan downplay; Cipher – Russian war game.

PA BUDGET: Navratil – House approved “irresponsible budget”; Levy – Missing payments.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-12-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie; Timpf stands with bikini baristas.

TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd. CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM??

NO BUSES AVAILABLE!  “SOMETHING IS ‘FISHY’” People are forming car pools. Contact Betty

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

 

IDF:

“Shai is among tens of thousands of IDF soldiers and family members we help every year, each of whom has their own story of bravery, perseverance, compassion, and tireless dedication to protecting Israel and Jews worldwide.
“We are driven to help even more soldiers like Shai in 5778, but we need you to make that happen. Please make your Rosh Hashanah gift so we can be there for Israel’s defenders come the New Year.
My wishes to you and your loved ones for a sweet, happy, and healthy New Year!
Shana Tova,
Tzvia Wexler, Executive Director, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey
Friends of the IDF (FIDF)

Republicans have failed to unite or govern or pass their biggest priorities. But the political analysts are setting themselves up for another surprise if they ignore the big reasons Democrats lost this election, and what comes next. Kimberley Strassel

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/heres-what-really-happened-to-hillary-1505431677

Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Here’s What Really Happened to Hillary”

“Voters found her unappealing, and they rejected Bernie’s ideology too.

“Republicans have issues, but Democrats have them too. Witness the two individuals who dominated this week’s news—and who conveniently represent the left’s most crippling problems.

“Hillary Clinton is again everywhere, touting her new memoir and adding to the list of who and what are to blame for her loss: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, James Comey, Jill Stein, Vladimir Putin, Julian Assange, Anthony Weiner, sexism, misogyny, the New York Times , lazy women, liberal activists and the “godforsaken Electoral College.” All she’s missing is climate change.

“Hillary’s take on ‘What Happened has unsurprisingly unleashed another round of analysis about her mistakes—Wisconsin, deplorables, email. These sorts of detailed postmortems of failed campaigns are popular, but they tend to obscure the bigger reasons for failure. In this case: The Democratic Party saddled itself with an ethically compromised and joyless candidate, because it had nobody else.

“Hillary spent eight years planning her first presidential bid, and the next eight warning Democrats not to get in the way of her second. The Clinton Foundation was erected to serve as bank and Rolodex, and to enable the Clintons to retain their grip over the party. And that party was committed to a Clinton coronation, right up to Mr. Sanders’s cheeky assault.

“Mr. Obama aided Mrs. Clinton’s ambitions by decimating his party. By the time Barack Obama finished his eight years in office, his party held 65 fewer House seats, 14 fewer governorships and controlled 30 fewer state legislatures. It had turned a once-filibuster-proof Senate majority into minority status. The big-tent Democratic coalition shriveled to a coastal, progressive minority, wiping out a generation of Democratic politicians and most of the party’s political diversity. . . “

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/heres-what-really-happened-to-hillary-1505431677

 

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

NKOR:

Sara Malm & Iain Burns, UK Mail: “North Korea proves it CAN hit Guam with fresh missile launch: Kim Jong-un brags that he has ‘won a shining victory’ over America after firing missile 2,300 miles – enough to hit US territory

North Korea has launched another intercontinental ballistic missile over northern Japan

Test missile landed 1,240 miles off the island of Hokkaido, just before 7am local time on Friday

It flew some 2,300 miles, which is far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam

Yesterday, North Korea threatened to bomb Japan after the latest round of UN sanctions

In response to the launch, the Japanese government said they will not tolerate more provocation.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4886026/North-Korea-fires-missile- Japan.html#ixzz4skhaee4T

Adam Shaw, Breitbart: “Trump: U.N. Sanctions on North Korea ‘Not a Big Deal,’ ‘Nothing’ Compared to What Is Coming”

“President Trump dismissed recent U.N. sanctions on North Korea as “not a big deal” Tuesday and warned that the sanctions “are nothing” compared to what likely must happen to end the country’s military aggression.

“The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a watered-down version of a U.S.-drafted resolution in response to the regime’s test of a hydrogen bomb this month.

The United States’ original draft had included imposing a full oil embargo on the country, but after closed-door negotiations, the Council passed a resolution without the embargo – likely to prevent China or Russia from using their vetoes.

‘The resolution that passed reduces about 30 percent of oil imports to the country via an annual cap of two million barrels a year and bans the supply of natural gas to the country. It also bans the export of textiles, bans joint ventures with North Korea, and bans North Korean laborers from working abroad.

“U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley praised the vote, saying that combined with sanctions passed in August, they make up ‘the strongest ever measures imposed on North Korea’ and noted that 90 percent of the regime’s declared exports are now banned.

“But in a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Tuesday, Trump said that while it was nice to get a unanimous vote, the sanctions were ‘not a big deal.; . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/09/13/trump-u-n-sanctions-north-korea-not-big-deal/

LEADS:

Matthew Boyle, Big Govt: “Exclusive — Gov. Sarah Palin Traveling to Alabama to Campaign for Judge Roy Moore”

“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is headed down south to Alabama next week to help seal the deal and campaign for Judge Roy Moore in the final days of his insurgent bid for the U.S. Senate.

“The event with Palin will be part of a bus tour put on by the Great America Alliance, an organization of grassroots activists solidly in support of the agenda President Trump campaigned on last year. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/exclusive-gov-sarah-palin-traveling-to-alabama-to-campaign-for-judge-roy-moore/

Aaron Klein, Big Journalism: “Hillary Clinton: Breitbart, Headed by Steve Bannon, Giving Fox News a ‘Run For Its Money’”

“NEW YORK — Breitbart News, headed by Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, has been giving Fox News a “run for its money,” exclaimed Hillary Clinton in her latest memoir released today.

“During the Obama years, the Breitbart News Network, backed by Robert and Rebekah Mercer and led by their advisor Steve Bannon, who is now Trump’s top strategist, emerged to give Fox a run for its money,” Clinton wrote in the memoir, titled What Happened. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/09/12/hillary-clinton-breitbart-headed-steve-bannon-giving-fox-news-run-money/

Jamie White, InfoWars: “ESTABLISHMENT SHILL PAUL RYAN DOWNPLAYS BREITBART ATTACKS”

“I’ve got three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and attacks from Breitbart,” says Ryan

https://www.infowars.com/establishment-shill-paul-ryan-downplays-breitbart-attacks/

“Interestingly, Breitbart has become the standard bearer in news for the conservative and right-wing in America, so why would the Speaker not pay attention to their activity?

“. . . The answer is because news sites like Breitbart and Infowars consistently cover and expose not just what Republican politicians say, but also what they do.

“Ryan has always sided with the establishment, as both Infowars and Breitbart have reported exhaustively. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/establishment-shill-paul-ryan-downplays-breitbart-attacks/

The Cipher: “Russia’s Looming Military Exercise: A 21st Century Trojan Horse?”

Zapad 2017 is a planned joint strategic military exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus scheduled for 14—20 September 2017, to be held in Belarus as well as in Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast and other north-western areas. Wikipedia

DatesSep 14, 2017 – Sep 20, 2017

“Beginning Thursday, as many as 100,000 Russian and Belarusian troops will launch major military exercises along the border of three NATO countries.

“Russia’s upcoming Zapad military exercise, which will simulate a response to an attempted overthrow of the Belarusian government by an insurgency unfriendly to Russia, has European countries and the United States on edge at a time when relations between the NATO alliance and Moscow are colder than ever.

“Zapad has the potential to be the country’s largest military exercise since the Cold War – despite Russian claims that only roughly 13,000 troops will participate, Western defense officials have put forward estimates closer to 100,000. Many suspect the Russians may hold multiple, smaller, simultaneous exercises as unofficial parts of Zapad, to adhere to the letter, if not the spirit, of the official 13,000 limit. . .”

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/europe/russias-looming-military-exercise-21st-century-trojan-horse

Also – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/14/what-you-need-to-know-about-russias-huge-military-exercise/?utm_term=.8c95fa8aafb4

PA BUDGET:

Liz Navratil, Philly.com: “Pa. House approves budget plan Gov. Wolf calls ‘irresponsible’”

“HARRISBURG — Working late into the night Wednesday to deal with a looming cash crunch, the state House of Representatives approved a budget-funding bill that if enacted would end a months-long impasse.

“Gov. Wolf, however, called the revenue plan ‘irresponsible,’ and signaled that it won’t offset the need for him to make difficult cuts to the state budget as early as Friday.

“‘There is some real hardship for people and institutions that people in this building really care about, and the people of Pennsylvania really care about,’ the Democratic governor told the Inquirer and Daily News during an unrelated interview before the vote was taken.

“The bill passed shortly before 10 p.m. by a vote of 103-91 and now moves to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.”

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pa-house-to-vote-on-budget-plan-the-governor-calls-irresponsible-20170913.html

Marc Levy, PennLive: “Pennsylvania on edge of missing payments in budget stalemate”

“HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state government appeared on the edge, for the first known time, of missing a payment as a result of not having enough cash on hand amid a feud over how to patch a $2.2 billion budget gap.

“Gov. Tom Wolf’s office has not revealed how the Democrat will manage through a cash crunch that he has said will leave his administration unable to pay every bill on time, three months into the fiscal year. Beginning Friday, the state’s main bank account was projected to go below zero.

“Wolf’s administration has warned the eight insurers that administer benefits for 2.2 million Medicaid enrollees that they may not receive their monthly payments of about $800 million on time. That would force insurers to borrow money to make timely payments to hospitals, physicians and pharmacies that are required by federal law, they say.

“The state previously has gone through extended budget stalemates in which a governor had limited authority to spend and, as a result, put off payments, such as in 2015. The state also has, by law, postponed large, scheduled payments, by a matter of weeks, as a one-time maneuver to help wipe out a projected deficit, such as in 2014.

“But Friday was expected to be the first known time that Pennsylvania state government has missed a payment as a result of not having enough cash, state officials said. . .”

http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/09/pennsylvania_on_edge_of_missin.html

Recommended:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-14-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, Where exactly does President Trump stand on DACA and the wall today? You simply cannot grant amnesty to illegal immigrants before addressing border security. There are consequences that the president, his staff, and the Republicans are not considering but Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are well aware of. This is how they will take down red states and how they will win future elections.

“Also, Republican presidents in the past have buckled to Democrat immigrations plans repeatedly for the last 30 years. Trump had two choices either go with the Ronald Reagan model or the Richard Nixon model. Trump is now going with the Nixon model and some are trying to pull him back. Others project and put blame onto people such as other Republicans. What happened to Harry Truman’s, “the buck stops here”?

“After that, in 1987 Bernie Sanders said that single payer under Medicaid program would bankrupt the nation. Canadian healthcare is lousy which is why tens of thousands of people come to the US from Canada for it.

“Later, North Korea fired an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan which landed in the Pacific Ocean. Nuclear weapons in South Korea should be redeployed and deployed in Japan to encircle China and North Korea. Also, we need to put the squeeze on the Chinese economy. We have known since 1991 that diplomacy does not work with North Korea.

“In addition, Trump needs to increase defense spending immediately and should make his case to the American people so we can protect ourselves.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/14/september-14-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

Katherine Timpf, NRO: “I Stand with Bikini-Wearing Baristas”

“. . . without the government stepping in and banning people from serving coffee in bikinis, what are the people who don’t want to have coffee served to them by people in bikinis supposed to do? Wait, I’ve got it! Not f***ing go there, then! Make your own damn coffee, or go to one of the approximately 9 million other places where people serve coffee with tons of clothes on, sometimes even aprons and hats! This way, the people who want coffee from half-naked baristas can go to the places that do that, and the people who don’t can go to the places that don’t do that! Wow, it’s almost as if the government did not need to pass business-crushing regulations to solve what the free market is already solving on its own. (How strange!) . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451335/bikini-wearing-baristas-sue-washington-city-after-bare-skin-ban

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Dead Cats: Taxes?, 9/13/17, (28)04: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC: Nope – Car Pools!

Jacobs & Sink – Selling a tax plan; Jeffrey – Debt tops $20 trillion

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

LEADS: Durden – Hidden arms to Syria; Durden – Moscow evacuated 10,000; Merica – Hicks the communications director; KVOA – Construction waivers for the wall; Phillips – Looking for prejudice; Shedlock – 60% decline?; Dinan – Court orders investigation of Hillary’s lawyers; Hasson – Hillary’s biggest scandal.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-12-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie; Bryan Walsh – Male infertility.

TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd.

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM??

NO BUSES AVAILABLE!  “SOMETHING IS ‘FISHY’” People are forming car pools. Contact Betty

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

Jennifer Jacobs & Justin Sink, Bloomberg: “Trump Plans Aggressive Road Show to Sell Tax Overhaul”

“President Donald Trump plans an aggressive travel schedule, taking him to as many as 13 states over the next seven weeks, to sell the idea of a tax overhaul as the administration tries to avoid repeating the communications failures of its attempt to repeal Obamacare.

“With a make-or-break legislative battle looming on taxes, the White House is moving to clean up a disorganized communications operation, said four people familiar with the effort.

The strategy was revealed by top advisers to about 40 allies during a closed-door meeting last week. It calls for the president to visit states he won where a Democratic senator is up for re-election next year, including Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, said three people who attended. The people asked not to be identified discussing internal strategy. . .”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/trump-is-said-to-plan-aggressive-road-show-to-sell-tax-overhaul

Terence Jeffrey, CNS: “It’s Official: Debt Tops $20 Trillion for First Time; Jumps $317,645,000,000 in 1 Day”

“(CNSNews.com) – The federal debt officially surpassed $20 trillion for the first time on Friday, as the debt subject to the legal limit set by Congress jumped $317,645,000,000 in one day–following President Donald Trump’s signing of a spending-and-debt-limit deal that will fund the government through Dec. 8.

“At the close of business on Thursday, Sept. 7, according to the Daily Treasury Statement for Friday, the total debt of the federal government was $19,844,587,000,000 and the portion of it subject to the legal limit set by Congress was $19,808,747,000. After President Trump signed the legislation suspending the debt limit, the total debt immediately jumped to $20,162,177,000,000 and the portion of it subject to the limit jumped to $20,126,392,000,000, according to the Daily Treasury Statement for Sept. 8, 2017. . .”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/debt-tops-20-trillion-first-time-jumps-317645000000-1-day

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEADS:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork for Weapons Transfers to Syrian Rebels”

“. . . On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria – mostly old Soviet weaponry – but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria’s east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-13/bombshell-report-catches-pentagon-falsifying-paperwork-weapons-transfers-linked-orga

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Series of “Almost Simultaneous” Bomb Threats Forces 10,000 in Moscow to Evacuate”

“Following a series of “almost simultaneous” warnings that shopping centers, railway stations and university buildings in Moscow had been rigged with explosives, authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 10,000 people on Wednesday.

“Twenty sites are currently being evacuated, and more than 10,000 people have been escorted out, though the specific number is still being confirmed,” an emergency services source told news agency Tass.

“This appears to be a case of telephone terrorism, but we have to check the credibility of these messages,” said the source, who noted that the calls began at the same time, and continued after the evacuations had begun.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-13/moscow-bomb-threats-force-10000-evacuate

Dan Merica, CNN: “Hicks named permanent White House communications director”

Washington (CNN)Hope Hicks, who was named interim White House communications director in August, will now hold the job on a permanent basis, a White House spokesperson told CNN Tuesday.

“Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump who was one of the first staffers to join Trump’s 2016 campaign, became the interim communications director after Anthony Scaramucci, the colorful and controversial Trump aide, was ousted from the job in July.

Bloomberg earlier reported the development.

“Hicks’ relationship with Trump began while she was working for Hiltzik Strategies, a New York public relations firm founded by Matthew Hiltzik, a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. She went on to leave the firm to work for the Trump Organization on several projects, including Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. . .”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/politics/hope-hicks-white-house-communications-director/index.html

KVOA: “Waiver issued so construction of border wall can begin”

“. . . This waiver is pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress and covers a variety of environmental, natural resource, and land management laws.

“The Department has exercised the waiver authority in Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), as amended, on five previous occasions from 2005 to 2008, as well as exercising this waiver authority earlier this year for a project in the San Diego area, which was announced in August.
“This current waiver covers certain border infrastructure projects in the United States Border Patrol’s El Centro Sector, a critical sector for border security. In fiscal year 2016 alone, the United States Border Patrol apprehended more than 19,400 undocumented immigrants and seized approximately 2,899 pounds of marijuana and approximately 126 pounds of cocaine in the El Centro Sector.
“The El Centro Sector remains an area of high illegal entry, and replacing the existing fencing, which was built in the 1990s and no longer meets the Border Patrol’s operational needs, is a high priority. . .”

http://www.kvoa.com/story/36348146/waiver-issued-so-construction-of-border-wall-can-begin

Melanie  Phillips, “DON’T LOOK FOR PREJUDICE WHERE IT DOESN’T EXIST”

“One of the key dividing lines in political debate is whether people are largely helpless victims of circumstance or responsible for their own fate.

“The Labour MP David Lammy seems well aware of the trap of elevating the former belief into an irresponsible dogma. Nevertheless, he appears to have fallen into it in his report on the over-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

“Lammy’s report acknowledges the part played in this by personal circumstances. He still concludes, however, that the system is racially prejudiced, even though his own report fails to provide any evidence to back this up. . .”

http://www.melaniephillips.com/dont-look-prejudice-doesnt-exist/

Mike Shedlock,  MishTalk: “Three Massive Bubbles In 17 Years: When Will This One Bust? A 60% Decline Coming?”

Hat Tip, Tyler Durden

John Hussman’s presents a message no one wants to hear because nearly everyone is too busy believing for the third time in 17 years that “It’s different this time.

“There’s an apocryphal story that in 1787, during the journey of Empress Catherine II to Crimea, Prince Grigory Potemkin, the governor of the region, erected fabricated villages along the Dnieper River, which would be disassembled after she passed by, and rebuilt again downstream overnight.

“When one examines the collapses of the tech bubble and the housing bubble, it’s evident that one of the central elements of those collapses was the gradual recognition by investors that the overvalued pieces of paper they were holding were actually little Potemkin Villages; temporarily glorious and impressive on the surface, but backed by much less than investors had imagined was there. What sort of “catalyst” is needed for a Potemkin Village or a Ponzi scheme to disappoint? Only the gradual or sudden discovery of the reality behind it: the recognition that there is no ‘there’ there. . .”

https://mishtalk.com/2017/09/11/three-massive-bubbles-in-17-years-when-will-this-one-bust-a-60-decline-coming/

Steve Dinan, Washington Times: “Judge orders Maryland bar to investigate lawyers who helped Clinton delete emails”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

“ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails.

“Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. KendallCheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were egregious and the state bar couldn’t dismiss them as frivolous.

“There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning.

“He said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint and can’t brush aside accusations.

“The judge made the announcement a day before Mrs. Clinton releases her latest book, “What Happened,” and begins a monthslong book tour attempting to explain how she lost an election she thought she had secured. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/11/judge-order-clinton-lawyers-face-bar-investigation/

Also: Peter Hasson, Daily Caller: “Hillary’s ‘What Happened’ Conveniently Ignores One of the Campaign’s Biggest Scandals”

“Hillary Clinton’s 450-page book attempting to excuse her failed 2016 presidential campaign, “What Happened,” conveniently ignores one of the election’s biggest scandals: then-Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile’s leaking of debate questions to Clinton during the Democratic primary — a clear-cut example of DNC officials rigging the primary in favor of Clinton.

The fact that Brazile leaked questions to Clinton before two different primary debates only came out when WikiLeaks published stolen emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in October. But Clinton writes that revelation out of history in her book, which was reviewed by The Daily Caller. She dismisses reporting about the leaked emails as the media inventing a story out of nothing. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/11/hillarys-what-happened-conveniently-ignores-one-of-the-campaigns-biggest-scandals/

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-12-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, There is a progressive ideology backed by progressive Republicans who have access to left wing media who trash conservatives. There isn’t a full endorsement of constitutional conservatism anymore. You are not going to hear it from President Trump or Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the rest of them. The progressive movement is riding high in our society, but if we don’t defend conservatism, no one else will. The cult of personality taking place now, sees conservatism as an obstacle. Conservatism has accomplished a lot when we elect a conservative president which we have done twice in last hundred years, with Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. Conservatives are the majority, not purists based on our values and traditions. We are the ones that created the Tea Party movement and the Reagan Revolution. We are the only people who speak of individual freedom and liberty.

“After that, we are all supposed to cheer because the Supreme Court didn’t do any damage to Trump’s travel ban. The fact that this issue is in the courts is damaging enough. The president of the United States is granted plenary power to control immigration policy, and judges shouldn’t have a say in the matter.

“Later, Hillary Clinton has heard about the Convention of States and she is worried about it, but is just using scare tactics. Rather than Congress making laws to control Congress, the states make laws to control Congress. The Convention of states does not seek limit the first amendment, or change the 2nd Amendment, or impose an insidious agenda. The purpose of the Convention of States is to restore this Republic and the Constitution.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/12/september-12-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

Bryan Walsh, Newsweek: “MALE INFERTILITY CRISIS IN U.S. HAS EXPERTS BAFFLED”

“According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the male partner is either the sole or contributing cause in about 40 percent of cases of infertility. Past infections, medical conditions, hormonal imbalances and more can all cause what is known as male factor infertility. Men even have their own version of a biological clock. Beginning around their mid-30s, male fertility gradually degrades, and while most men produce sperm to their dying day, those past 40 who help conceive have a greater risk of passing on genetic abnormalities to their children, including autism. “Men are a huge part of this problem,” says Barbara Collura, the president and CEO of Resolve: the National Infertility Association.

“Startling new evidence suggests male infertility may be much worse than it appears. According to Levine and Swan’s work, sperm levels—the most important measurement of male fertility—are declining throughout much of the world, including the U.S. The report, published in late July, reviewed thousands of studies and concluded that sperm concentration had fallen by 52 percent among men in Western countries between 1973 and 2011. Four decades ago, the average Western man had a sperm concentration of 99 million per milliliter. By 2011, that had fallen to 47.1 million. The plummet is alarming because sperm concentrations below 40 million per milliliter are considered below normal and can impair fertility. (The researchers found no significant declines for non-Western men, in part because of a lack of quality data, though other studies have found major drops in countries like China and Japan.) And the decline has grown steeper in recent years, which means that the crisis is deepening. . .”

http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/22/male-infertility-crisis-experts-663074.html

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Dead Cats: 911/Bannon, 9/11/17, (28)04: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC: Nope – Car Pools!

Washington Times – DC Romance; Boston Herald – A Nation Remembers; Brody – Fishy+

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

IRMA: Drudge Links 9-11-17; Smith – 100,000+ houses; Durden – Longest restoration; TMZ – Hemmingway’s cats.

BANNON: Rozsa – Spar with Rose.

LEADS: Becker & Morgan – Congress approved debt deal; Berry – SCOTUS & Planned Parenthood; Rolander – Denmark suspends refugees; Dubin – ISR military drills; Miller – Opioid prescriptions; Ross – Lois Lerner skates.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-08-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie.

TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd.

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM??

NO BUSES AVAILABLE!  “SOMETHING IS ‘FISHY’” People are forming car pools. Contact Betty

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

Washington Times: “The unlikely romance on Capitol Hill”

“It’s a warning to the Republican leaders to produce or get out of the way

“The Republican Congress of 2017 bears a remarkable resemblance to the New York Mets of 1962, their first year in baseball. The Mets couldn’t hit the ball and they couldn’t catch the ball and succeeded only in showing up for supper. Their manager, Casey Stengel, “the old perfessor,” finally cried out in desperation: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”

The owners of the Mets quickly got rid of the imposters, masters only of incompetence, and replaced them with real players and went on to better things. Good riddance is the inevitable fate of all imposters. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, beware, or you’ll take a lot of the imposters with you to the permanent gloom of obscurity.

Donald Trump, who wrote the actual book on “The Art of the Deal,” shocked and amazed Washington and scandalized certain parties on Capitol Hill Tuesday when he turned to the mortal enemies of the Republicans and made a deal with them to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government for the next three months. The legislation includes $15 billion for hurricane relief in Houston (and perhaps a city or cities in Florida when Hurricane Irma finally decides where she wants to go.)

To add further to the humiliation of the Republicans, the Senate passed the agreement on Wednesday. The House won’t have a choice but to agree. The deal is highly unpopular with the Republicans in Congress, and particularly among conservatives. They’re particularly upset that the president didn’t make the Democrats contribute anything from their side of the deal. Nevertheless, the Republican leadership deserves the humiliation, particularly the chagrin. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/7/editorial-the-unlikely-romance-on-capitol-hill/

Boston Herald: “Editorial: A nation remembers

“If there were ever a year when the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks might be overlooked, or downplayed, it might have been this one. Millions of Americans in the southeastern United States are hunkered down, riding out a monster hurricane, while millions of their neighbors in Texas and Louisiana are still ripping down soggy drywall and filling out insurance forms after Hurricane Harvey blew through.

“The nation is experiencing a resurgence of hateful ideologies and is deeply divided along political lines. North Korea is amping up its nuclear game. Hundreds of thousands of young people, illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, fear an uncertain future.

“But 16 years ago today we made a promise, as a nation.

“Never forget.”

“Trite, maybe. But we meant it. We put it on bumper stickers and theater marquees. Lawn signs and chalkboard menus. Tattooed it on biceps and flashed it on electronic highway signs.

“It was everywhere, and now, except for gravestones and tribute statues and websites, it isn’t.

“Except on this day. . .”

http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/editorials/2017/09/editorial_a_nation_remembers

James Brody, “More Fishy” (Replay)

(I was so upset by Brady’s loss that I forgot about North Korea!”) Something is happening to our globe, something is happening to our society.

There’s a truckload of calamities:

  • We have four major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Kate
  • 143 million people had their financial records stolen.
  • Mexico has a powerful (8.1) earthquake, the biggest in a century, with tsunamis.
  • California is burnt by fires.
  • Everyone has over-spent: Pennsylvania, townships, school districts, Philadelphia, and the United States government. Even the post office is going broke.
  • Hillary/Bill skate in Comey’s shadown.
  • Debbie Wasserman-Shultz has a wad of “secrets.”
  • The GOP quibbles with its leader deal-maker Donald.
  • Every politician has “deals” in his briefcase.
  • McCain is still the irritable “hero” looking to be a star. Odd – he has brain cancer but who knew?
  • North Korea teases us with hardware bought from Ukraine.
  • Philadelphia – sanctuary to all – keeps us entertained with bike rides, runs, and special events. A Roman would feel right at home!

Finally, Tom Brady lost to Alex Smith . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/09/08/the-patriots-loss-to-the-chiefs-revealed-the-glaring-weakness-they-may-not-be-able-to-fix

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

IRMA:

Drudge Links 9/11/17

IRMA TRACK CREEPS NORTHWEST… DEVELOPING… 
GEORGIA BRACES…
RAIN LIKE BULLETS…
Miami lockdown…
Spared worst of storm…
Tampa largely unscathed…
Eerie scene as residents trudge through sludge…
MARCO ISLAND TAKES HIT…
Most powerful storm to strike Keys in more than half century…
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale Airports Seriously Damaged…
Record Flooding Jacksonville…
7M LOSE POWER…
WEEKS to restore…
WOMAN DELIVERS HER OWN BABY…
Man plans to tie himself to post as Irma hits; Other crazy stunts…
Authorities to pursue felonies for abandoning pets…
Alligator wanders downtown streets…
LIVE: WFOR-TV… WPLJ-TV… WSVN-TV, MIAMI… 

Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds: “On Repairing/Rebuilding 100,000+ Damaged Houses

Hat Tip: Tyler Durden

I am not an expert in repairing flood damage, or in dealing with insurance companies, FEMA or all the other pieces that will go into homeowners getting the funding needed to repair or rebuild their homes.

But I do know a bit about construction after 44 years in the field, and I have been soberly reflecting on the many hurdles that face everyone involved in restoring / repairing tens of thousands of homes, more or less all at the same time.

Preliminary estimates set the number of flood-damaged homes in Houston at around 100,000. More recent estimates put the number at around 40,000.

No one yet knows how many homes in Florida have been damaged by Hurricane Irma, but the number will undoubtedly be a big one.

Here are some semi-random thoughts on the challenges of repairing/rebuilding so many dwellings in as short a period of time as possible:

  1. The average cost of homes in Houston is reportedly around $300,000. Many coastal areas in Florida are similarly valued. Just as a guess, many of the affected homeowners probably have mortgages in the $200,000 range.

It’s been reported that only 1 in 6 in the affected areas of Houston have flood insurance, suggesting 85% of those whose homes were rendered unlivable will need to borrow money to fund the repairs.

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/09/on-repairingrebuilding-100000-damaged.html

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Over Half of Florida without Power as State Braces for “Lengthiest Restoration in US History”

Update (8:00am ET): As it travels over the Florida Panhandle, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Yet it continues to produce some wind gusts that are near hurricane force.

“After hammering the Florida Keys, Miami, Naples and a large swath of the southernmost part of the state – leaving some 5 million Florida homes and businesses without electricity – the still-formidable Hurricane Irma weakened to a category one storm as it traveled over the Tampa Bay area.

“According to NBC, no deaths were confirmed Sunday after the storm twice made landfall in Florida, first in Cudjoe Key, then again on Marco Island just southwest of the city of Naples. Florida’s largest utility – Florida Power & Light Co. – reported that the storm had knocked out power to nearly three-quarters of its customers. All told, FP&L estimates that some 10 million Floridians will be effected by the power outages – a full 50% of the state’s population.

“In fact, officials from the utility say the damage in the southwestern part of the state is so extensive, it could take weeks to fully repair, after Irma shredded powerlines, flooded streets and destroyed homes, according to ABC. One officials said it could be the costliest and most extensive infrastructure-rebuilding effort in US history. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-11/half-floridians-without-power-state-braces-lengthiest-restoration-us-history

TMZ: “HEMINGWAY HOUSE – THE KITTIES ARE OK”

“Irma Spares Key West

“The cats who call the Hemingway House in Key West home are all safe and accounted for after the bulk of Hurricane Irma spared the island city … TMZ has learned.

“Staff members that work at the Hemingway House tell us all 55 cats — and the people who stayed behind to care for them — are a-okay at the property … which itself is still standing and suffered no major structural damage.

“We’re told all 10 Hemingway occupants, including manager Jacque Sands, lucked out big time since Irma left significantly less destruction than in the other Keys. Sources tell us while there are a few trees down on the estate, everything else at the house appears to be fine.

“The Hemingway House also avoided major flooding. . .”

http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/10/hemingway-houses-cats-hurricane-irma-key-west/

BANNON:

Matthew Rozsa, Salon: “Steve Bannon, Charlie Rose spar in ‘60 Minutes’ interview”

“President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon engaged in a hard-hitting interview with Charlie Rose of “60 Minutes,” one that finally aired in full on Sunday evening.

The conversation was wide-ranging, covering the full spectrum of obstacles that have plagued Trump since he took office in January.

  1. Bannon proclaimed that Republican leaders in Congress want to “nullify”

As Bannon put it to Rose, “The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face.” After he cited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan as two examples of prominent Republicans who were unwilling to do this, Bannon gave a specific example about McConnell.

“I don’t wanna hear any more of this ‘Drain the Swamp’ talk,” Bannon recalled McConnell saying after one of their first meetings at Trump Tower. “He says, ‘I can’t — I can’t hire any smart people,’ because everybody’s all over him for reporting requirements and — and the pay, et cetera, and the scrutiny. You know, ‘You gotta back off that.’ The ‘Drain the Swamp’ thing was– is Mitch McConnell was day one  did not wanna — did not wanna go there. Wanted us to back off.”

http://www.salon.com/2017/09/11/bannon-lets-loose-in-60-minutes-interview/

Full tape at:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-breitbart-steve-bannon-declares-war-on-the-gop/

Also: Joel Pollak, Big Govt: “25 Key Quotes from Steve Bannon’s 60 Minutes Interview”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/11/steve-bannon-25-key-quotes-60-minutes-interview/

LEADS:

Amanda Becker, David Morgan, Reuters: “Congress approves Trump’s aid and debt deal with Democrats”

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, bringing his surprising deal with Democratic congressional leaders this week to completion.

“The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. But the Senate passed it on Thursday and the Republican president signed it soon after arriving at Camp David, Maryland, for the weekend. . .”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal/congress-approves-trumps-aid-and-debt-deal-with-democrats-idUSKCN1BJ1V5

Susan Berry, Breitbart: “20 States Ask Supreme Court to Release Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood”

“The attorneys general of 20 states have filed a brief that urges the U.S. Supreme Court to lift an injunction that has barred the release of the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s alleged practice of profiteering from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

“The states’ top law enforcement officials – led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich – filed an amicus or ‘friend of the court’ brief. The attorneys general argue U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick’s ban – which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – ‘hampers law enforcement’s ability to effectively receive information and investigate possible civil or criminal wrongdoing.’

“‘The decision empowers would-be wrongdoers, especially those engaged in collusion, conspiracy, or other multi-party enterprises, to shroud their actions and hamper investigations,’ the attorneys general added.

“By imposing a host of contract-based prior restraints on communications with investigators, the Ninth Circuit’s decision sets a precedent that will harm law enforcement’s ability to gather information that can be crucial to protecting the public,” a press release from Brnovich’s office stated.

“Last week, Orrick fined David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and his attorneys $200,000 for contempt of his order when they published online video footage of abortionists at National Abortion Federation (NAF) trade shows. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/09/20-states-ask-supreme-court-release-videos-exposing-planned-parenthood/

Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg: “Denmark Suspends Refugee Resettlement under UN Program”

“. . . Denmark won’t allow any refugees into the country this year under a United Nations program and will seek flexibility in determining how many may resettle in the future instead of a set quota, the Ministry of Immigration and Integration said.

“Since 1989, Denmark has pledged to take 500 refugees a year selected by the UN for resettlement. The program is separate from European Union efforts to distribute migrants among member states, which has encountered fierce opposition from countries including Hungary. . .”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-09/denmark-suspends-refugee-resettlement-under-un-program

Rhys Dubin, Foreign Policy: “Israel Has Launched Its Largest Military Exercise in Almost 20 Years

“. . . Held in the north of the country, the roughly two-week drill – dubbed “The Light of Grain” – comes amid rising tension along the Lebanese-Israeli border, where Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militia, has maintained a presence for decades.

“The drill will simulate “scenarios we’ll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah,” an Israeli defense source told Agence France-Presse.

“Tens of thousands of soldiers from multiple branches of the Israeli Defense Forces – including the air force, navy, ground units, intelligence, and cyber command – are set to participate. . .”

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/07/israel-has-launched-its-largest-military-exercise-in-almost-20-years/

Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee: “More opioid prescriptions than people in some California counties”

“Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people.

“Its residents also filled prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids 18,439 times, the highest per capita rate in California.

“Places like West Virginia, Ohio and rural New England have become synonymous with prescription painkiller abuse, a scourge blamed for more than 183,000 deaths from 1999 through 2015.

“California, though, is far from a bystander to the crisis. There were 1,925 opioid-linked overdose deaths in California last year, according to recently updated state data, and thousands of emergency room visits.”

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article171895237.html

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off the Hook”

“. . . In a letter to top Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Attorney General Kevin Boyd said that after a careful review of the case, DOJ will not pursue charges against Lerner, who oversaw the IRS division that reviewed tax exempt organizations.

“After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Boyd wrote Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, the chairman of the subcommittee on tax policy.

“In April, Brady and Roskam asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to review the Lerner case and to consider whether she should be charged with a crime.

“Lerner was accused of improperly targeting tea party affiliated groups by denying or stonewalling their applications for tax-exempt status. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/08/trumps-justice-department-lets-lois-lerner-off-the-hook/

Recommended:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-08-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump is angry at RINOs in Congress and so he has figured out a way to get back at them – lurch left and work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on DACA and a deal on the debt ceiling.

“What is lacking here is leadership. Trump needs to take charge yet hasn’t done that. When Trump picks up Nixonian habits it is not going to benefit him anymore than it benefited Richard Nixon. None of that matters, in the end Democrats want to take over the House and impeach Trump. Trump’s frustration in no way is a license to sell out the American people and renege on major campaign promises.

“After that, many Republicans like Mitch McConnell didn’t get elected on massive infrastructure spending or Herbert Hoover trade policy but were elected because of the Tea Party. There are people trying to reject their own ideologies on top of the movement that got them there.

“The Republican Party leadership is progressive; Paul Ryan has shifted and McConnell has always been a progressive. Here and there these Republican progressives have a conservative or free market idea, but don’t really believe in conservatism. We have got to fight to get rid of these people in D.C (emph added, JB).

“Later, hurricane Irma is flipping and flopping. People were so sure that it was going to focus on the east coast of Florida and now it may be lurching to the central and west coast.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/08/september-8-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

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Dead Cats: Fishy, 9/08/17, (28)04: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC: Nope – Car Pools!

Brody – Fishy; Hanson – Beware of misinformation.

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

PA: Dick – Shadow budget.

IRMA: Crane – Miami bullseye; Drudge Links 09-08-17; AP – Irma toll.

LEADS: Rosiak – Wasserman-Schultz; Huey-Burns – Trump/Heitkamp; Watson – The Russian lie; Martosko – Bannon; Litvan, Edgerton, & Wasson – Christmas showdown..

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-07-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie.

TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd.

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM??

NO BUSES AVAILABLE!  “SOMETHING IS ‘FISHY’” People are forming car pools. Contact Betty

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

Brady . . .

“The New England Patriots win because of completeness. They have the biggest star in football in Tom Brady, but their five-Lombardi dynasty has been built on being deeper, more versatile and more prepared than everybody else. They thrive less on strengths than on a dearth of weaknesses. The things they aren’t great at, they’re good enough at.

“Their performance Thursday night ran antithetical to the Patriots’ typical totality. The Patriots never have obvious holes, but their startling, 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs revealed a glaring void they must fill to get back on course as surefire Super Bowl favorites. The Patriots entered their opener as a colossus, with not a care in the world. They should exit it with their deepest concerns reserved for their nonexistent pass rush. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/09/08/the-patriots-loss-to-the-chiefs-revealed-the-glaring-weakness-they-may-not-be-able-to-fix/?utm_term=.355d926ecb64

James Brody, “Fishy”

Something is happening to our globe, something is happening to our society.

There’s a truckload of calamities:

  • We have four major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Kate
  • 143 million people had their financial records stolen.
  • Mexico has a powerful (8.1) earthquake, the biggest in a century, with tsunamis.
  • California is burnt by fires.
  • Everyone has over-spent: Pennsylvania, townships, school districts, Philadelphia, and the United States government. Even the post office is going broke.
  • Hillary/Bill skate in Comey’s shadown.
  • Debbie Wasserman-Shultz has a wad of “secrets.”
  • The GOP quibbles with its leader deal-maker Donald.
  • Every politician has “deals” in his briefcase.
  • McCain is still the irritable “hero” looking to be a star. Odd – he has brain cancer but who knew?
  • North Korea teases us with hardware bought from Ukraine.
  • Philadelphia – sanctuary to all – keeps us entertained with bike rides, runs, and special events. A Roman would feel right at home!

Finally, Tom Brady lost to Alex Smith . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/09/08/the-patriots-loss-to-the-chiefs-revealed-the-glaring-weakness-they-may-not-be-able-to-fix

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Beware of Narratives and Misinformation”

“Narratives surrounding the DNC hack & Antifa reveal media bias and government bureaucracy at their worst.

“U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee e-mail accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen e-mails on WikiLeaks.

“But that finding was reportedly based largely on the DNC’s strange outsourcing of the investigation to a private cybersecurity firm. Rarely does the victim of a crime first hire a private investigator whose findings later form the basis of government conclusions.
“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is many things. But so far he has not been caught lying about the origin of the leaked documents that came into his hands. He has insisted for well over a year that the Russians did not provide him with the DNC e-mails.
“When it was discovered that the e-mails had been compromised, then–DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz weirdly refused to allow forensic detectives from the FBI to examine the DNC server to probe the evidence of the theft. Why did the FBI accept that refusal?
That strange behavior was not as bizarre as Wasserman Schultz’s later frenzied efforts to protect her information-technology specialist, Imran Awan, from Capitol Police and FBI investigations. “Both agencies were hot on Awan’s trail for unlawfully transferring secure data from government computers, and also for bank and federal-procurement fraud.

So far, the story of the DNC hack is not fully known, but it may eventually be revealed that it involves other actors beyond just the Russians.

“There is not much left to the media myth of James Comey as dutiful FBI director, unjustly fired by a partisan and vindictive President Donald Trump. A closer look suggests that Comey may have been the most politicized, duplicitous, and out-of-control FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451120/antifa-james-comey-firing-narratives-and-misinformation

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

PA:

Bob Dick, Commonwealth Foundation: “GUEST COLUMN: Pa. should learn from last year’s budget mistakes”

Hat Tip: Pottstown Mercury

“. . . The truth is, tax increases weren’t necessary last year and aren’t this year. Low taxes aren’t fueling Pennsylvania’s problems — we have the 15th-highest state and local tax burden in the nation, including the highest gas tax in the U.S. and the second-highest corporate income tax in the industrialized world.

“Overspending and anemic economic growth are the real reasons for the budget shortfall. Raising taxes solves neither.

“Just how bad is Pennsylvania’s economy? From 1991-2015, Pennsylvania ranked 46th in job growth, 45th in personal income growth, and 46th in population growth. For the first time in three decades, Pennsylvania’s population shrunk last year, and nearly 13,000 college-educated millennials fled to greener pastures in 2015.

“If lawmakers and Gov. Wolf settle for business as usual instead of reinventing government, these depressing trends will worsen.

“Contrary to what we’re hearing out of Harrisburg, plenty of options exist to shore up the state’s finances without resorting to risky loans or targeted tax hikes.

“First, it’s time to stop giving public money to private businesses. At the same time vape shops were taxed out of existence, the state gave $800 million in grants, loans, and tax credits to other businesses with more political clout in Harrisburg.

“Amazon, Netflix, Kraft, and Harley-Davidson are just a few of the big businesses granted special perks at taxpayer expense. The horse racing industry alone gets $250 million per year. Pennsylvania leads the nation in this wasteful corporate welfare spending at $6 billion since 2007. This gravy train benefits those with biggest army of lobbyists but fails to deliver economic growth — let’s apply the brakes.

“Second, Prohibition ended 84 years ago — it’s time to start trusting Pennsylvanians to purchase wine and liquor where and how they want. Ending government’s liquor monopoly could generate $500 million next year, plus annual license fees and recurring tax revenues from reducing “border bleed.”

“Think liquor privatization is a lost cause under the current governor? Think again. Gov. Wolf vetoed public pension reform before signing it in June, proving he can bend to the will of taxpayers and enact transformative legislation. Lawmakers should give the governor another opportunity to prove he’s on Pennsylvanians’ side.

“Third, shine a spotlight on the ‘shadow budget.’ The budget lawmakers are wrangling over now — around $32 billion — is less than half of what the state actually spends. The total budget is $80 billion for the current fiscal year. This includes nearly $20 billion in state spending outside the General Fund Budget, most of which is left on autopilot to grow year after year. (emph added, jb)

“Hidden in the shadow budget is the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which has financed projects like an African Wild Dog Exhibit and an Athletic Fields Feasibility Study. Are such projects core functions of government? Most would answer no.

These and other funds found in the shadow budget, like $1.4 billion in subsidies to mass transit, should be redirected to more important priorities. . .”

http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20170627/NEWS/170629787

IRMA:

Emily Crane, Daily Mail: “Miami faces a DIRECT HIT: Mass exodus as Florida and Georgia residents hit the road to flee Irma’s 175mph winds after storm surge warnings while eye of Category 4 hurricane heads for the US East Coast”

“ – Meteorologists are now predicting that Miami will bear the brunt of Hurricane Irma when it hits the mainland

“ –  Parts of the Georgia coast, Miami and the entirety of the Florida Keys are now under mandatory evacuation

“ –  Evacuations went into effect in the Florida Keys on Wednesday and in Miami on Thursday amid a mass exodus

“ – Georgia ordered the evacuation of the state’s coastal areas – including the city of Savannah – on Thursday

“ – Forecasters are predicting Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 storm, will hit south Florida by Saturday

“ – The storm has the potential to do $125billion worth of damage if it strikes Miami – and possibly much more

“ –  Category 4 storm has caused devastation in the Caribbean, killing at least 18 people and trashing buildings

“ – Extensive damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 per cent of buildings wrecked.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4863996/Florida-Georgia-brace-arrival-Hurricane-Irma.html

Drudge Links 9/8/17

NIGHTMARE PREDICTIONS BECOMING REAL? 
NO ESCAPE: FUEL RUNS OUT AS RESIDENTS TRY TO FLEE IRMA…
UP TO 10-FT STORM SURGE PALM BEACH, FT LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, NAPLES… MORE
Could impact EVERY major city in Florida…
South Beach Ghost Town…
EVEN MAR-A-LAGO EVACUATED…
One of largest mass exoduses in nation’s history…
MIAMI TV LIVE: CH 4… CH 6… CH 7… CH 10… 

AP: “Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida”

“. . . The most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever, Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning and remained a powerful Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph (285 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

“The storm was increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday, prompting the governor to declare an emergency and officials to impose mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the Miami metro area and the Florida Keys. Forecasters said it could punish the entire Atlantic coast of Florida and rage on into Georgia and South Carolina. . .”

https://apnews.com/77a9a82f58d04bdbb122832b297b199d/Hurricane-Irma-toll-hits-10,-increasing-threat-for-Florida

LEADS:

Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller: “Exclusive: Police Report Indicates Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Planted Computer For Investigators To Find”

“A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.

“U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked ‘attorney-client privilege.’

“The laptop had the username ‘RepDWS,’ even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.

“Awan was banned Feb. 2, 2017, from the congressional computer network because he is a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, but he still had access to House facilities because Wasserman Schultz continued to employ him.

“The laptop was found on the second floor of the Rayburn building — a place Awan would have had no reason to go because Wasserman Schultz’s office is in the Longworth building and the other members who employed him had fired him. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/06/exclusive-did-imran-want-capitol-police-to-find-wasserman-schultzs-laptop/

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP: “In North Dakota, Trump Gives Nod to Democrat Heitkamp”

“If President Trump’s trip to North Dakota on Wednesday was designed to bully the state’s lone Democratic lawmaker, Heidi Heitkamp, into supporting his tax reform plans, he may have boosted her re-election campaign instead.

“Trump invited Sen. Heitkamp to travel with him to Bismarck on Air Force One and called her a “good woman” after summoning her onto the event stage outside an oil refinery.

“For a Democrat fighting to keep her seat next year in a state Trump won by 36 points, the senator’s day could not have gone much better. Trump’s tax push has yet to be written as legislation, and a vote still remains a hypothetical. Heitkamp’s appearance with the president, then, cost her little in exchange for what amounted to an endorsement of her willingness to work across the aisle. . .”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/09/07/in_north_dakota_trump_gives_nod_to_democrat_heitkamp.html

Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars: “REP. DANA ROHRABACHER: RUSSIAN COLLUSION LIE “ONE OF THE GREAT POLITICAL CRIMES” IN HISTORY”

“Media’s narrative begins to collapse

California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says the Trump-Russia collusion ‘con job’ is one of the biggest political crimes inflicted on the American people in history.

“Rohrabacher blamed the politicization of the intelligence agencies for the witch hunt that has dogged President Trump since he won the election.

“Once we know the Russians weren’t involved, then we have to understand that this massive propaganda campaign, this historic con-job that happened after the election to prevent our president from exercising the powers granted to him by the voters, this is one of the great political crimes committed against the American people in our history,” “Rohrabacher told Hannity.

“The Russian collusion narrative has begun to crumble in recent weeks with no new revelations coming to public attention.

Rohrabacher’s certainty may be based on the fact that he recently visited London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

“Many have claimed, with no evidence that it was Russia who hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, as well as the DNC emails, and handed them to Wikileaks.

“‘We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,’ Assange told Sean Hannity earlier this year. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/rep-dana-rohrabacher-russian-collusion-lie-one-of-the-great-political-crimes-in-history/

 

David Martosoko, UK Daily Mail: “’Shut up’ and ‘go away’: White House aides are already tired of hearing from Steve Bannon as the former chief strategist gives major interview to ’60 Minutes’ – part of the media he used to attack”

“- Former White House colleagues of Steve Bannon are incensed that he’s sitting down for an interview with ’60 Minutes’ host Charlie Rose

“-  Bannon once called reporters ‘the opposition party’ and challenged them to ‘shut up’

Now the aides who used to be his coworkers are giving him the same advice

‘For someone who liked to trash talk the media, Bannon sure is kissing up to them a lot, no?’ one White House aide asked on Wednesday 

–  ‘Now that he’s gone he can showboat all he wants, I guess, but it’s just going to underscore what a lousy, lousy team player he always was,’ said another 

–  One aide granted that ‘Steve helped get us here,’ but added that ‘it would be nice if he’d just go away’

–  Bannon did not respond to requests for comment; his ’60 Minutes’ interview will air Sunday and extended footage will be seen on Rose’s Monday PBS show”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4858902/White-House-aides-trash-Bannon-60-minutes-interview.html#ixzz4s0HaEsAt

Laura Litvan, Anna Edgerton, & Erik Wasson, Bloomberg: “Trump’s Surprise Deal with Democrats Sets Up Christmas Showdown”

“President Donald Trump’s unexpected decision to spurn his Republican allies in Congress by striking a short-term debt-limit deal with Democrats leaves the GOP reeling and lawmakers bracing for a bruising battle in December.

“Trump’s move undercut GOP leaders in the House and Senate, as well as his own Treasury secretary, who had been arguing for a longer-term extension. It also left Republicans, who were blindsided by the deal, angry and disappointed with their own leaders and, to a lesser degree, Trump.

“Democrats got exactly what they wanted,” House Freedom Caucus head Mark Meadows said Wednesday, adding that the deal “gives them the greatest leverage in the world to get exactly what they want later.” At a Bloomberg News breakfast Thursday, he said his caucus can’t stop the deal.

“During an Oval Office meeting Wednesday, Trump accepted a proposal by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his House counterpart, Nancy Pelosi, to tie a three-month suspension of the debt limit to a Hurricane Harvey relief measure — and throw in a stopgap continuing resolution to fund the government into December.

“The episode provided the latest illustration of the bind Republicans find themselves in. Even though they control the White House and both chambers of Congress, they’ve been unable to set aside their own differences to get much done. Instead, this latest deal may have simply handed Democrats the upper hand heading into a confrontational end-of-the-year negotiation. . .”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/trump-s-surprise-deal-with-democrats-sets-up-christmas-showdown

Recommended:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-07-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire, fills in for Mark. We are all rooting for President Trump to do the right thing, but he has to do the right thing. Hitting Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell should not cause Trump to elevate Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi by negotiating to raise the debt ceiling. Not only did Trump undercut leaders of his own party, but it is now coming out that Trump wants to get rid of the debt ceiling entirely. Money is going to Harvey relief yet, there are no accompanying cuts to government.

“Article 1 of the Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse and Trump is working with Democrats to get rid of it. Congress is supposed to make sure that the debt doesn’t get out of hand. You can’t just raise the debt ceiling without having a plan to cut spending. We have gotten some really good things from Trump, but the last 48 hours have been scary for conservatives.

“Also, Trump is acting like a Democrat when it comes to DACA, speaking in support of the Democrat senator from Nebraska and working with Schumer and Pelosi. After that, a three judge panel in San Francisco on the 9th Circuit Court has ruled that it is not enough to allow parents and in-laws of immigrants into the U.S. We also have to allow in their grandparents and cousins. A lot of people have relatives in countries that are dangerous. The left has a preferred immigration policy which is that everybody gets in. Later, Betsy DeVos is bringing Title IX to an end which allowed colleges to set up tribunals for rape cases. These tribunals denied the accused due process. According to them, the accused are guilty until proven innocent. With the left you have to condemn people without evidence or you side with criminality.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/07/september-7-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

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Dead Cats: IRMA/DACA, 9/06/17, (28)03: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC

Walter Williams – Statues & black leaders; Hanson – Two resistances; Hanson – Virtual Virtue; Hook – Political divisions increase; Snyder – 40% socialist; Zito – Trump’s cheers.

IRMA: Durden – Extreme danger; Drudge Links 09-06-17.

DACA: Binder – 2139 felons; Lowry – Trump gets it right; McCarthy – Follow the Constitution.

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

NKOR: RT – Putin worries; Nikkei – Japan evacuation.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-05-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie.

“TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd.”

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM?? WE NEED 50 PEOPLE FOR A BUS. (Bus for $35!)

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

 

In the olden days, demonstrators decked out in black, with masks and clubs, would have been deemed sinister by liberals. Now are they the necessary shock troops whose staged violence brings political dividends? Antifa’s dilemma is that its so-called good people wearing black masks can find almost no bad people in white masks to club, so they smash reporters, the disabled, and onlookers alike for sport — revealing that, at base, they perversely enjoy violence for violence’s sake. As the cowardly Klan taught us in the 1920s and 1960s: Put on a mask with a hundred like others, and even the most craven wimp believes he’s now a psychopathic thug.”

Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451072/two-resistances-anti-trump-identity-politics-activists-battle-non-elites

Walter E. Williams, Daily Signal: “Black Leaders Should Focus on Lifting People Out of Poverty, Not Purging Statues”

“. . . Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide.

“To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades.

“In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47 percent. During that interval, blacks were politically impotent. There were no anti-poverty programs or affirmative action programs. Nonetheless, this poverty reduction exceeded that in any other 20-year interval.

“But the black leadership argued that more was necessary. They said that broad advancement could not be made unless blacks gained political power.

“Fifty years ago, there were fewer than 1,000 black elected officials nationwide. According to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, by 2011 there were roughly 10,500 black elected officials, not to mention a black president.

“But what were the fruits of greater political power?

“The greatest black poverty, poorest education, highest crime rates, and greatest family instability are in cities such as Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Buffalo.

“The most common characteristic of these predominantly black cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by Democratic and presumably liberal politicians. Plus, in most cases, blacks have been mayors, chiefs of police, school superintendents, and principals and have dominated city councils.

“During the 1960s, black and white liberals called for more money to be spent on anti-poverty programs. Since the Lyndon Johnson administration’s War on Poverty programs, U.S. taxpayers have forked over $22 trillion for anti-poverty programs.

“Adjusted for inflation, that’s three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution.

“Despite that spending, the socio-economic condition for many blacks has worsened.

In 1940, 86 percent of black children were born inside marriage, and the black illegitimacy rate was about 15 percent. Today, only 35 percent of black children are born inside marriage, and the illegitimacy rate hovers around 75 percent.

“The visions of black civil rights leaders and their white liberal allies didn’t quite pan out. Greater political power and massive anti-poverty spending produced little.

“The failure of political power and the failure of massive welfare spending to produce nirvana led to the expectation that if only there were a black president, everything would become better for blacks.

“I cannot think of a single black socio-economic statistic that improved during the two terms of the Barack Obama administration. . .”

http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/06/black-leaders-focus-lifting-people-poverty-not-purging-statues/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Two Resistances”

“. . . Appropriating the name of heroic World War II fighters to characterize a loosely formed alliance of Trump resisters has since proven a mockery of history — and creepy as well.

“Resisters of various sorts have made use of repugnant assassination pornography: a decapitation video, loud boasts by Hollywood’s stars such as Robert De Niro and Johnny Depp of their desires either to beat Trump to a bloody pulp or to do a John Wilkes Booth hit on him, street demonstrations where the likes of multimillionaire exhibitionist Madonna dream out loud off blowing up the White House, while various state legislators, professors, and activists talk of presidential assassination. Is there a new division at the Secret Service whose sole task is solemnly informing the media that it is “investigating” the latest celebrity’s threat?
“In more mainstream fashion, Democrats in Congress have often stalled Trump’s appointees, blocked Obamacare reform, and talked of removing Trump through impeachment or the 25th Amendment or the Emoluments Clause. The Resistance has gone from melodramatic charges of Trump’s collusion with the Russians, to amateur diagnoses of his mental incapacity, to fear-mongering about his supposed wild desire for a Strangelovian nuclear war with North Korea, to castigating him for his apparently callous and uncaring reactions to Hurricane Harvey victims. . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451072/two-resistances-anti-trump-identity-politics-activists-battle-non-elites

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness: “Virtual Virtue”

“. . . Disillusionment with government and popular culture arises at anger over two entirely different realities. One truth is politically correct and voiced on the news and by the government. It is often abstract and theoretical. And the other truth is empirical, hushed and accepted informally by ordinary people from what they see and hear on the ground.” Public orthodoxy signals virtue, private heterodoxy ensures ostracism. So Americans increasingly make the necessary adjustments, modeling their lives in some part as those once did in totalitarian societies of the 20th century. The reality they live is the stuff of the shadows; the falsity they are told and repeat is public and amplified.

“Cynicism and eventual anger at the schizophrenia are always the harvests of such bipolarity.

“Chasing Symbols, Ignoring Realities
“The official Narrative postulates that mute stones of the Confederate dead in public places is proof of continuing racism; their removal then will promote healing and empower the oppressed.

“In contrast, the unofficial and popular consensus is that when street thugs deface or destroy public property and panicky mayors issue executive orders to remove them in the dead of night, the issue has little to do with strengthening democracy and even less to do with reconciliation with victimized groups. It has everything to do with redefining democracy as street theater. . . “

https://amgreatness.com/2017/09/05/virtual-virtue/

Janet Hook, WSJ: “Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows”

“. . . People who identify with either party increasingly disagree not just on policy; they inhabit separate worlds of differing social and cultural values and even see their economic outlook through a partisan lens.

“The wide gulf is visible in an array of issues and attitudes: Democrats are twice as likely to say they never go to church as are Republicans, and they are eight times as likely to favor action on climate change. One-third of Republicans say they support the National Rifle Association, while just 4% of Democrats do. More than three-quarters of Democrats, but less than one-third of Republicans, said they felt comfortable with societal changes that have made the U.S. more diverse.

“What is more, Americans’ view of the economy, the direction of the nation and the future has even come to be closely aligned with their feelings about the current president, the survey found. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-divisions-in-u-s-are-widening-long-lasting-poll-shows-1504670461

Michael Snyder, American Dream: “40 Percent of Americans Now ‘Prefer Socialism to Capitalism’”

Hat Tip: Tyler Durden

“Americans are increasingly embracing socialism, and this is particularly true for young adults under the age of 30. As you will see below, four out of every ten Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism, and if current trends continue it is just a matter of time before those that prefer socialism are in the majority. Of course our society has already been very heavily socialized. We have been trained to believe that if a problem exists, then it is the job of government to fix it, and over time government on all levels of our system has just gotten bigger and bigger. But what most Americans don’t realize is that the United States never would have become an economic powerhouse without free market capitalism, and the further that we drift away from our roots the deeper that our economic problems will become. We need leaders that are willing to stand up and proudly declare that free market capitalism works incredibly well when the shackles are taken off, and that is precisely what I intend to do.. . .”

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/alert-40-percent-of-americans-now-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism

Salena Zito, NY Post: “In this part of the US, people are rooting for Trump more than ever

“Trump is facing serious challenges right now: Hemorrhaging staff, the Russia investigations, North Korea’s aggression, a failure to initially condemn neo-Nazis for a woman’s death at a protest and an inability, so far, to fix ObamaCare have all led to heightened criticism. He has yet to move the needle on meaningful tax reform or infrastructure spending — his two key platforms. He continues to shoot himself in the foot with insulting tweets aimed at members of his own party. In July, the Washington Post dubbed him a lame-duck president.

“A new poll from NBC News/Marist showed that Trump’s job approval rating here in Pennsylvania, as well as in Michigan and Wisconsin, the three key states that helped propel him to the White House, is below 40 percentage points.

“But not approving of everything the president does doesn’t mean his voters have stopped supporting him. It is important to note that nearly 100,000 voters in this state switched their party registration from Democratic to Republican in 2016. . .”

http://nypost.com/2017/09/02/in-this-part-of-the-us-people-are-rooting-for-trump-more-than-ever/

IRMA:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Hurricane Irma Strenghtens (sic!) to “Extremely Dangerous” Category 5, Eastern Caribbean on Lockdown”

“Irma has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said in its advisory at 7:45am AST. According to the Hurricane center, NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate Hurricane Irma has intensified into an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) with higher gusts.

As of this moment, the hurricane is located 270 miles east of Antigua, moving west at 14 mph. States of emergency were declared in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all of Florida while people on various Caribbean islands boarded up homes and rushed to find last-minute supplies, forming long lines outside supermarkets and gas stations. This northern border with Haiti; Tropical Storm Watch from south of Cabo Engao to Isla Saona. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-05/hurricane-irma-strenghtens-extremely-dangerous-category-5-eastern-caribbean-lockdown

Drudge Links (09-6-17)

LANDFALL IN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS…
‘MAJOR DAMAGE’…
Flattens buildings…
VIDEO: DEVASTATION…
STRONGEST ATLANTIC HURRICANE EVER…
More powerful than 8 major storms of year COMBINED…
Showing up on seismometers…
Breaks weather station!
NOAA plane flies through eye…
Pentagon diverts warships for storm relief…
Line wraps around store as Floridians seek supplies…
Empty shelves everywhere…
AMAZON faces complaints of price gouging…
Gas Stations Run Dry…
Evacuations Ordered…
National Guard Activated…
Virgin Islands Seizes Guns, Ammo…
Will storm hit East Tennessee? 

DACA:

John Binder, Big Govt: “2,139 DACA Recipients Convicted or Accused of Crimes against Americans”

“As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), from which more than 800,000 un-vetted young illegal aliens have been given protected status and work permits, the number of them who are convicted criminals, gang members, or suspects in crimes remains staggering.

Below, Breitbart News has compiled a list of 50 of the 2,139 DACA recipients, deemed ‘DREAMers’ by the open borders lobby, who have had their temporary protected status revoked due to crimes including: “A felony criminal conviction; a significant misdemeanor conviction; multiple misdemeanor convictions; gang affiliation; or arrest of any crime in which there is deemed to be a public safety concern,” according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.

“The majority of crimes by DACA recipients include: ‘Alien smuggling, assaultive offenses, domestic violence, drug offenses, DUI, larceny and thefts, criminal trespass and burglary, sexual offenses with minors, other sex offenses and weapons offenses,’ USCIS has stated. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/2139-daca-recipients-convicted-or-accused-of-crimes-against-americans/

Rich Lowry, NRO: “Trump Gets DACA Right”

“In a country with a firmer commitment to its Constitution and the rule of law, there’d be robust argument over how to deal with the DACA recipients — so-called DREAMers who were brought here by their illegal-immigrant parents as children — but no question that Congress is the appropriate body for considering the matter, not the executive branch.
“Instead, President Trump is getting roundly denounced by all his usual critics for inviting Congress to work its will. Obama came out of his brief retirement to join the pile-on. In a Facebook post, the former president said it’s wrong ‘to target these young people,’ and called Trump’s act ‘cruel’ and ‘contrary to our spirit, and to common sense.’
“This is a lot of hyperventilating, even for a former president of the United States who must loathe his successor. Trump’s decision is a relatively modest way to roll back what is clearly an extralegal act.
“The president goes out of his way to minimize disruption for current DACA recipients. The administration will stop accepting new applications for the program but will continue to consider two-year renewals for recipients whose status is expiring between now and March 5. This gives Congress a six-month window for its own solution before anyone’s status changes.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451097/donald-trump-daca-congress-should-legislate-not-president

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “To End DACA, Follow the Constitution”

“The DACA controversy demonstrates the wages of the “progressive” conceit that our ingenious constitutional system is obsolete, that modern problems are so unprecedentedly complex they demand extra-constitutional solutions — such as a president’s usurping of congressional power, exactly the road to tyranny the Framers feared.

“That is what President Obama did in presidentially legislating the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Contrary to much of the public commentary, the defect in DACA is not that it was done in the form of an executive action (under the guise of a Department of Homeland Security memorandum). There is nothing wrong with an executive order that merely directs the lawful operations of the executive branch.

“The problem is the substance of executive action. DACA is defective in two ways. First, it presumes to exercise legislative power by conferring positive legal benefits on a category of aliens (the “dreamers,” as concisely described in Yuval Levin’s Corner post). Second, it distorts the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion to rationalize this presidential legislating and to grant a de facto amnesty. These maneuvers violated core constitutional principles: separation of powers and the president’s duty to execute the laws faithfully.
“There has never been a shred of honesty in the politics of DACA. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451071/donald-trump-daca-democrats-must-compromise

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

NKOR:

RT: “Putin: Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to planetary catastrophe, heavy loss of life”

Hat Tip: InfoWars

The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya both came after the leaders of those countries submitted to international pressure and relinquished their programs of weapons of mass destruction in exchange for sanctions relief.

“North Korea for its part chose confrontation with the world community, successfully developing nuclear weapons and currently, rapidly perfecting the means of their delivery.

“As I told my colleagues yesterday, they will eat grass but will not stop their program as long as they do not feel safe,” Putin said. “What can restore their security? The restoration of international law.”

Moscow supports the idea of deploying “security troops” acting under a UN mandate to eastern Ukraine and will submit a draft resolution on the issue to the UN Security Council, Putin said.

“Russia sees the role of such troops as protection for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors the stalled process of disengagement between Ukrainian troops and Donbass militias.

“Subject to the consent of both parties, the mandate would be given for deployment along the disengagement line and a complete pull-back of heavy weapons, the Russian president said.

“If all these conditions are met, I believe such a deployment would certainly benefit the process of solving the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine,” Putin said.

Putin also commented on the planned supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine by the US, saying that the international consensus was that “supplying arms to zones of conflict does not help reconciliation and can only make the situation worse.”

https://www.rt.com/news/402020-putin-russia-speaks-brics/

Nikkei Asian Review: “North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations”

Hat Tip – InfoWars.

“Tokyo mulls how to bring thousands of South Korea-based nationals to safety

“. . . Tokyo is working on a four-tier emergency plan based on the severity of the situation: discouraging unessential travel to South Korea, discouraging all travel to South Korea, urging Japanese citizens there to evacuate, and finally, urging them to shelter in place.

Should skirmishes erupt between the two Koreas, for example, the Japanese government would discourage all new travel to South Korea. At the same time, it would urge citizens already there to evacuate using commercial flights. Although the Japanese Embassy would help secure airline reservations, the government’s role under this scenario would mainly be to provide information.

But Japan would need to coordinate with South Korean authorities under a shelter-in-place scenario. If Pyongyang launched a major military attack that leads to the closure of South Korean airports, the Japanese embassy would urge citizens still in the country to stay at home, or move to a safer area within the South. . .”

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Pyongyang-provocation/North-Korea-threat-prompts-Japan-evacuation-preparations

RECOMMENDED:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-05-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Ben Ferguson of WREC in Memphis, Tennessee fills in for Mark. Barack Obama acknowledged that he had no legal authority to ignore federal law, but he still signed the DACA executive order. The 2012 election was coming up so Obama authorized an unconstitutional law, which was meant to be temporary. People like Mark Zuckerberg need to know there are consequences when you break the law. President Trump and AG Jeff Sessions had no choice but to respond, because many responsible state attorneys general were going to sue over DACA. It is not the President’s job to make laws when Congress doesn’t make them. The DACA program, whether you love or hate it, needs to be acted upon by Congress. Trump deserves credit for laying out a 6 month period for Congress to do their job, which is compassionate.

“After that, Hillary Clinton is now blaming Bernie Sanders for her loss. She is going to make seven figures off her book while claiming life is not fair.

“In addition, North Korea is threatening to annihilate America. This is why you don’t let crazy people acquire nuclear weapons. With people like Kim Jong-un, actions speak louder than words. We punted to the Chinese after we punted to the UN, but this has not worked. Also, the media should hold accountable people who got us here. For about 10 years, we have let Kim Jong-un do whatever he wants.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/05/september-5-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

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Dead Cats: LaborDay, 9/04/17, (28)02: James Brody

TEA Party bus to DC

Washington Examiner: Labor Day; McCarthy – Obama exonerated Hillary; Strassel – Making growth great again.

DACA: Kopan & Acosta – Ryan wants to meddle; Nazarian – Melt-down; Poor – GOP backs Obama policies; Law – Trump’s pen & phone.

HEALTH CARE: Josh Umber sites.

NKOR: Durden – appeasement?; Cheng – Success; Broad & Sanger – Ukrainian plant; Drudge Links 09-04-17.

TEXAS: Durden – Oil tankers jammed.

RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; Mark Levin (09-01-17); D’Souza – The Big Lie; InfoWars – Militant media.

 TEA Party Patriots: Washington, September 23rd.

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON

SHALL WE JOIN THEM?? WE NEED 50 PEOPLE FOR A BUS. (Bus for $35!)

Via Betty Dunkel-Hernon (dunkelbw@verizon.net

“Are you outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, it was a handful of moderate Republicans that killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago? Are you tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trump’s agenda? Are you tired of “the Swamp” resisting the change that the American people voted for?

If you said yes to any of these questions, we need you to show up in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Many of you have asked, “When are we going back to Washington?” Well, now we can say that it will be Saturday, September 23, 2017. Go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, plan your travel, and bring your American spirit.

Let’s show the country that we support President Trump’s agenda, that we expect Republicans to keep their promises, and that we want “the Swamp” to reduce its burdens on the American people by reducing taxes, rolling back regulations, and spending within our means.

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/923rally/?mid=14397&id=T15RpyWVZKlUxMfSPK

 

Washington Examiner: Labor Day

“. . . Whether you want to measure American achievement by counting the Nobel Prize winners there are among our scientists and inventors — at 353, we’re way ahead of anyone else — or by the tough effectiveness of our soldiers, it is dazzlingly clear that American know-how leads the world. Whether you want to measure it in the high rate of homeownership, the widespread access to endless entertainment and affordable vacations, the robust community spirit, or the relative freedom from government interference, the average American’s ability to pursue happiness is unparalleled.

“This is no accident but the legacy of a political system that is flexible enough to change and right historic wrongs, yet rigid and scrupulous in its respect for freedom. The American way has achieved a more comfortable and dignified life for workers than any other. . . “

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/labor-day-freedom-and-the-wreck-of-socialism/article/2633145

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “It Wasn’t Comey’s Decision to Exonerate Hillary – It Was Obama’s”

“The thing to understand, what has always been the most important thing to understand, is that Jim Comey was out in front, but he was not calling the shots.

“On the right, the commentariat is in full-throttle outrage over the revelation that former FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton in April 2016 – more than two months before he delivered the statement at his now famous July 5 press conference.

“The news appears in a letter written to new FBI Director Christopher Wray by two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham. Pundits and the Trump administration are shrieking because this indicates the decision to give the Democrats’ nominee a pass was clearly made long before the investigation was over, and even long before key witnesses, including Clinton herself, were interviewed.
“It shows, they cry, that the fix was in!

“News Flash: This is not news. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/451053/not-comeys-decision-exonerate-hillary-obamas-decision

Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Making Growth Great Again”

“The GOP should learn from how Trump is selling supply-side tax cuts.

“. . . the real news was that Mr. Trump wants to make Reagan-style tax reform great again.

“The left saw this clearly, which explains its furious and frustrated reaction to the speech. ‘Trump’s New Tax Scam: Selling Plutocracy as Populism,’ ran a headline in Vanity Fair, bemoaning that ‘Trickle-down is back, baby.’ Democratic strategist Robert Shrum railed in a Politico piece that the ‘plutocrat’ Mr. Trump was pitching a tax cut for ‘corporations and the top 1 percent’ yet was getting away with a ‘perverted populism.’ Trump voters had been ‘tricked into voting against themselves,’ and now Mr. Trump was pulling a similar con with taxes.

“Nonsense. Mr. Trump is selling pro-growth policies—something his party has forgotten how to do. And there’s nothing very “populist” about it, at least not by today’s political standards. The left has defined the tax debate for decades in terms of pure class warfare. Republicans have so often been cast as stooges for the rich that the GOP is scared to make the full-throated case for a freer and fairer tax system. It was precisely the right’s desire for a more ‘populist’ tax policy that gave us the Reformicons and their manifesto for buying off the middle class.

“Mr. Trump isn’t playing this game—and that’s why the left is unhappy. The president wants to reduce business tax rates significantly and encourage American companies to repatriate billions of profits held overseas. He wants to simplify the tax code in a way that will eliminate many cherished carve-outs. He wants tax relief for ‘middle income Americans,’ though he also praised to the sky the 1986 Reagan reform that reduced the number of tax brackets and significantly lowered top marginal rates. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/making-growth-great-again-1504221052

DACA:

Tal Kopan & Jim Acosta, CNN: “Ryan asks Trump to hold off on scrapping DACA”

Deals made for Shore businesses?

“(CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday gave a major boost to legislative efforts to preserve protections for young undocumented immigrants — and urged President Donald Trump to not tear up the program.

“Trump told reporters Friday he was still mulling the decision. The White House press secretary said a decision would be announced Tuesday.

“Responding to a question about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, on his hometown radio station WCLO in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan said Congress was working on a legislative fix to preserve the program.

“‘I actually don’t think he should do that,’ Ryan said of Trump’s consideration of terminating the program. ‘I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix.’ . . .”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/01/politics/paul-ryan-daca-trump-immigration/index.html

Adelle Nazarian, Big Govt: “What About the ‘Children’: Left, Legacy Media Melt Down Over Announcement POTUS Will End DACA Amnesty”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Progressives, leftists, and members of the establishment media were in a state of panic Sunday evening after news broke that President Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.

The information was leaked to Politico through two White House officials. Politico reported, “President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking.”

“Social media was on fire.

“CNN argued this never would have happened if Hillary Clinton was president . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/03/what-about-the-children-left-mainstream-media-meltdown-over-announcement-that-potus-will-end-daca-amnesty/

Jeff Poor, Breitbart: “Carlson on GOP Opposition to DACA Rollback: They Show More Affinity for Obama Policies than Trump’s”

Cheap labor at the Shore?Remind your congressman!

“Friday on Fox News Channel program, host Tucker Carlson criticized Republican members of the House and Senate that were opposed to the possible rollback of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy.

The ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host argued that the same party that was able to benefit from President Donald Trump’s election win last fall is now opposing on many issues, including DACA.

‘That according to Carlson suggested some congressional Republican, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), had more of an ‘affinity’ for Obama’s policies than for Trump’s policies. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/09/01/carlson-gop-opposition-daca-rollback-show-affinity-obama-policies-trumps/

Robert Law, The Hill: “Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ have been trumped when it comes to DACA”

“. . . After winning re-election and watching his Gang of Eight mass amnesty bill implode thanks to fierce opposition by the American people, Obama grew impatient, saying his administration was “not just going to be waiting for legislation.” He added, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone, and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”

“He proceeded to try to expand DACA as well as create another executive amnesty program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

Even if you find these illegal aliens sympathetic, there is no congressional “inaction clause.” No president can waive a magic wand and change the immigration status of broad categories of people. Obama knew that too, as he noted in 2011:

‘With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed…. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.

“Again in 2013 after an illegal alien protestor interrupted an Obama speech claiming he could stop all deportations, the president responded ‘it was just not the case’ that he could ‘suspend deportations through executive order’ because ‘there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.’ He repeated this assertion 22 times before he reversed himself and did it.

“If news reports are correct, President Trump will soon terminate DACA. In a compassionate move he didn’t have to take, Trump will reportedly allow current DACA recipients to remain in the U.S. until their work permits expire, giving them plenty of time to get their affairs in order before they return to their home country. That’s a good, fair, and sensible deal. . .”

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/348871-obamas-pen-and-phone-have-been-trumped-when-it-comes-to-daca

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

NKOR:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “‘Appeasement Will Not Work’: Trump Responds To North Korea’s 6th Nuclear Test”

“Following remarks from the leaders of South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump has responded to North Korea’s latest “perfect” nuclear test, emphasizing that South Korea’s “talk of appeasement will not work,” and that Kim Jong Un and his government “only understand one thing!” He added that the nuclear test is an embarrassment…to China.

In both tone and substance, Trump’s response echoed his tweet from last week when he said that the US’s policy of paying the North “extortion money” wasn’t working, and that “talking is not the answer” to the North’s nuclear threat, although it is unclear if the latest provocation will prompt the US president to do anything more than just jawbone again.

“Elsewhere, China’s foreign ministry said that North Korea had conducted the nuclear test “with no regard to the general objections of the international community.” It added that it “strongly condemns” the test and that China would be willing to work with the UN Security Council to pass even more restrictive sanctions. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-03/appeasement-will-not-work-trump-responds-north-koreas-6th-nuclear-test

Jonathan Cheng, WSJ: “North Korea Claims Test of Hydrogen Bomb for Long-Range Missile a Success”

“Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test came after Kim Jong Un showed off what he described as a hydrogen bomb for an ICBM

“SEOUL—North Korea said it conducted a sixth and significantly larger nuclear test Sunday, stepping up pressure on President Donald Trump in what is shaping up to be his biggest foreign policy crisis.

“In a televised statement, North Korea described the underground explosion, which triggered a large earthquake, as a ‘perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for an ICBM.’ Pyongyang said “the creditability of the operation of the nuclear warhead is fully guaranteed.”

“The test came just hours after leader Kim Jong Un showed off what he described as a hydrogen bomb capable of being mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-appears-to-have-conducted-nuclear-test-1504411685

William Broad & David Sanger, NY Times: “North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say”

North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program, according to an expert analysis being published Monday and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies.

“The studies may solve the mystery of how North Korea began succeeding so suddenly after a string of fiery missile failures, some of which may have been caused by American sabotage of its supply chains and cyberattacks on its launches. After those failures, the North changed designs and suppliers in the past two years, according to a new study by Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

“Such a degree of aid to North Korea from afar would be notable because President Trump has singled out only China as the North’s main source of economic and technological support. He has never blamed Ukraine or Russia, though his secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, made an oblique reference to both China and Russia as the nation’s ‘principal economic enablers’ after the North’s most recent ICBM launch last month.

Analysts who studied photographs of the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, inspecting the new rocket motors concluded that they derive from designs that once powered the Soviet Union’s missile fleet. The engines were so powerful that a single missile could hurl 10 thermonuclear warheads between continents.

“Those engines were linked to only a few former Soviet sites. Government investigators and experts have focused their inquiries on a missile factory in Dnipro, Ukraine, on the edge of the territory where Russia is fighting a low-level war to break off part of Ukraine. During the Cold War, the factory made the deadliest missiles in the Soviet arsenal, including the giant SS-18. It remained one of Russia’s primary producers of missiles even after Ukraine gained independence.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/asia/north-korea-missiles-ukraine-factory.html

Drudge Links (09-04-17)

NKorea’s Sixth and Most Powerful Nuke Test…
Hydrogen Bomb Ready…
WEAPONS MILESTONE DEFIES PREDICTIONS…
KIM DARES WORLD…
Readying ANOTHER Missile Test…
Launch towards Pacific?
TRUMP: ‘THEY ONLY UNDERSTAND ONE THING!’
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE DEBATE IN JAPAN…
MATTIS: USA will launch ‘massive military response’ to threats…

TEXAS:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Oil Tanker Logjam Grows To 54 Ships As Gulf Ports Remain Closed”

“On Tuesday, just as Hurricane Harvey was peaking, we reported that according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg, as well as MarineTraffic real-time tracking, at least 25 tankers carrying almost 17 million barrels of imported crude oil were drifting near Texas and Louisiana ports, unable to offload because of closures from Tropical Storm Harvey.

Since then the situation has deteriorated by more than double, and as of Friday evening, Bloomberg reports that 54 tankers with capacity more than 33 million barrels either to deliver imported crude from Latin America, Europe, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East or receive U.S. supplies are drifting off U.S. Gulf Coast as several key ports remain closed while others are open with restrictions.

“The historic ‘tanker traffic jam,’ last observed nearly two years ago as traders scrambled to store crude tankers in the same region in hopes of contango, can be seen on the Marine Traffic map below, only this time it has little to do with the shape of the oil strip, and everything to do with the logistical complications following Harvey . . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-02/oil-tanker-logjam-grows-54-ships-gulf-ports-remain-closed

RECOMMENDED:

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (09-01-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, Congress, politicians and the media are damaging this Republic, especially when it comes to DACA. DACA is the latest issue regarding illegal immigration. Who made this country the way it is today? It was not the illegal immigrant, but the American citizen. The purpose of immigration is for the US citizen to decide how many people get to come here and who gets to come here. The left tries to turn everything into race and hate, but their viewpoint is irrelevant.

“In addition, Ronald Reagan’s amnesty was supposed to be the last amnesty, but since Reagan there have been multiple amnesties. We have had this debate going on for 30 years. Republicans won’t get rid of DACA because they are afraid of the columns in the media. President Trump has been buckling from day one on this issue and Republicans are urging him not to rescind DACA. Also, to DACA’s supporters, it is compassionate to trash the American people and violate the Constitution. Supporters of illegal immigration try to portray illegals as noble and virtuous while calling Americans lazy. The government has had 35 years to secure the border, yet they will not do it. Republicans and Democrats won’t even commit to secure the border.

“After that, in 2016, the FBI and DHS warned of more ANTIFA attacks, yet the Obama administration said nothing. Confidential documents from these two organizations call them domestic terrorists. ANTIFA has become increasingly dangerous yet CNN and the media downplay them. Finally,

“Raheem Kassam calls in to talk about his new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You.

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/09/01/september-1-2017/

Dinesh D’Souza – The Big Lie

The real history of the Democratic Party in America was completely covered up following WWII. In D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie, all of this secret, ugly history is brought to light.

“The Big Lie also proves that the Democrats today are the functionally and ideologically the same as the leftists of the 1930s that provided Hitler with blueprints for many of his racist policies.

“Learn about the whole shocking past of the Democratic Party—click here to order The Big Lietoday.”

InfoWars: “AS ITS INFLUENCE WANES, INCREASINGLY MILITANT MSM PROMOTES VIOLENCE AND CENSORSHIP”

Hat Tip: Breitbart

“Our media is nothing more than the communication branch of the Democrat Party

“Yes, the MSM has admitted they got 2016 exactly wrong and that they are out-of-touch with the average American. What truly terrifies the media about 2016, though, is something that has remained largely unspoken.

“It is what Trump’s victory said so clearly about the MSM’s inability to influence public opinion and, by extension, the outcome of elections. What has also remained unspoken is the media’s desperate and dangerous reaction to this waning influence.

“As a 25 year media-watcher, I have never seen anything close to the propaganda campaign the national media launched to defeat Donald Trump last year. It was 24/7, it was coordinated across every news outlet, it was all-hands-on-deck. And Trump still won. Which can only mean that the media’s influence has eroded to a point where, despite hurling every kitchen sink available, they suffered a humiliating loss last November.

“Before I get into the grit of the nit, it is important to keep in mind that our media is nothing more than the communication branch of the Democrat Party. When you look at everything the media does — the lying, the campaigns of personal destruction, the fake news, the focus on stuff like Melania’s shoes — this explanation is the only one that makes sense. The media is a full-blown leftwing political operation run, for the most part, by former Democrat operatives like Jake Tapper, George Stephanopolous, and Chuck Todd, as well as those related to Democrat operatives. . .”

Read more

https://www.infowars.com/as-its-influence-wanes-increasingly-militant-msm-promotes-violence-and-censorship/

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