Dead Cats: Men/Women, 11/17/17, (28)32: James Brody

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – America’s Friends

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

MOORE/BIDEN/FRANKEN/STALLONE: Rogers – Alabama GOP stands; Klein – Reporters meddled; Simon – Godfather Clinton; Fairbanks – Franken photo; Przybyla – Congress united?; Drudge Links 11-16-17.

TAXES: Durden – Virtue Signaling.

LEADS: NY Post – Duty to pursue Uranium One; Durden – ISR/Saudis?

RECOMMENDED: Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-14-17).

 

 

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “America’s Indispensable Friends

“. . . Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace.

But amid the frustrations of American foreign policy, it is forgotten that the United States also plays a critical but more silent role in ensuring the survival of small, at-risk nations. The majority of them are democratic and pro-Western. But they all share the misfortune of living in dangerous neighborhoods full of bullies.
“These small nations are a far cry from rogue clients of China and Russia — theocratic Iran, autocratic North Korea, and totalitarian Venezuela — that oppress their own people and threaten their regions.
“In the Middle East, there are two places that consistently remain pro-American: the nation of Israel and the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Both show a spirit and tenacity that so far have ensured their survival against aggressive and far larger neighbors. Both have few friends other than the United States. And both are anomalies. Israel is surrounded by Islamic neighbors. The ethnic Kurds live in the heart of the Arab Middle East. Quite admirably, the U.S. continues to be a patron of both. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453772/americas-alliances-good-nations-make-us-great

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:

MOORE/Biden/Franken/Stallone

Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller: “Report: Alabama State GOP Still Standing With Moore”

“. . . The Alabama GOP decided in a committee meeting Wednesday to maintain support for Moore, according to NBC, although over 8 women have accused him of dating them or making sexual advances on them as teenagers, and multiple Republican senators have withdrawn the endorsements of Moore.

“The Alabama GOP decided to support Moore even after a new poll released Wednesday, conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and reviewed in part by Politico, shows Moore down 12 points to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. The poll represents a stunning drop for Moore, who was leading by 16 points in a similar NRSC poll conducted last month . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/15/report-alabama-state-gop-still-standing-with-moore/

Aaron Klein, BigJournalism: “EXCLUSIVE – Mother of Roy Moore Accuser: Washington Post Reporters Convinced My Daughter to Go Public”

Birmingham, ALABAMA — The mother of Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, told Breitbart News that the Washington Post worked to convince her daughter to give an interview about the allegations against Moore.

“Speaking by phone to Breitbart News on Saturday, Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71, further stated that her daughter would not have come forward if it weren’t for The Post reporter’s alleged actions. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/12/exclusive-mother-roy-moore-accuser-washington-post-reporters-convinced-daughter-go-public/

Roger Simon, PJM: “Bill Clinton: Godfather of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore”

“. . . President Clinton established an atmosphere of permissiveness in this country that allowed many things to slip by — straight and gay — without criticism, essentially changing our culture.

“The Democratic Party — with the notable exception of Joe Lieberman — gave Clinton a pass for having sexual relations with a 22-year-old intern in the Oval Office and in so doing gave a subliminal message to America.  If you had the right politics, if you were sufficiently “progressive” (whatever that means), everything was okay, especially if you were “cool,” played the sax, and wore shades.

“Well, you might lose the right to practice law in Arkansas, but who needs that? When it comes to separating the public from the private, we could out-French the French.  How sophisticated could you get!

Not very, as we now know, unless you consider masturbating in a flower pot the height of sophistication. . .”

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/bill-clinton-godfather-harvey-weinstein-roy-moore/

Cassandra Fairbanks, BigLeaguePolitics: “NYT reporter calls for Twitter to censor images of Biden inappropriately touching women, children”

“In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times is calling on Twitter to “handle,” or censor, the content.

Perlroth, a cyber security reporter, tweeted the plea to her nearly 24,000 followers on Tuesday — to a less-than-warm reception. The tweet was retweeted only 16 times, while it received nearly 700 comments — most of which condemned her desire for censorship. . .”

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/nyt-reporter-calls-twitter-censor-images-biden-inappropriately-touching-women-children/

Heidi M Przybyla, USA Today: “Analysis: When it comes to Al Franken assault allegations, Congress appears united”

“WASHINGTON – Congress may be gridlocked when it comes to policy battles – but the the condemnation from lawmakers after allegations Sen. Al Franken harassed a TV host and sportscaster was incredibly swift on both sides of the aisle. So was the Minnesota Democrat’s apology. An ethics investigation already appears to be in motion. And by the end of the day, the accuser already accepted his apology.

“Leeann Tweeden’s post that Franken kissed her against her will – and photograph of him groping her while she was sleeping on a cargo plane in a flak jacket during a Middle East trip to entertain U.S. troops in 2006 – sent shock waves through Washington on Thursday. But lawmakers’ unity, and quick reaction, was notable for Capitol Hill, which has struggled to get anything passed all year on taxes or health care. . .”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/16/analysis-when-comes-al-franken-assault-allegations-congress-appears-united/871701001/

Alan Butterfield & Cheyenne Roundtree, UK Daily Mail: “EXCLUSIVE: How Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old fan: Police report reveals girl claimed star made her give him and his bodyguard oral sex and threatened they would ‘beat her head in’ if she ever told”

16 is the age of consent in Nevada . . .
Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old fan girl while he was filming Over the Top in Las Vegas in 1986, according to a police report obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

–  The actor, who was 40 years old at the time, met the teenager while he was filming at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel and she was given keys to his room 

–  Stallone allegedly had sex with the girl, telling her she was ‘very tight’, before asking the minor if she had ever had sex with two men at the same time 

–  The girl claims Stallone’s bodyguard Michael ‘Mike’ De Luca, who was in the bathroom until Stallone brought him out, ‘forced’ her to give him oral sex

–  After performing oral sex on De Luca for some time, the teen claims he penetrated her while she was made to perform oral sex on Stallone

–  The teen told police she became ‘very uncomfortable’ when De Luca joined in on the sexual encounter but said she felt she had ‘no choice’ in the matter

–  Afterwards, the teen claims Stallone said she couldn’t tell anyone because both men were married and if she said anything, ‘they would have to beat her head in’

–  Police said she decided not to press charges against the men because she was scared and humiliated . . . 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5081605/Sylvester-Stallone-accused-forcing-teen-threesome.html#ixzz4yh8GRiiH  

Drudge Links 11-16-17

TWO MOORE… 
‘He Didn’t Pinch It; He Grabbed It’… 
IVANKA: Special Place In Hell For Child Predators…
Alabama nightmare leaves Bannon ‘war’ bleeding…
POLL: DEM LEADING +12…
TENSIONS FLARE… 
Six scenarios for disaster…
Republican leaders weigh drastic plan… 

TAXES:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Virtue Signaling On Tax Cuts”

Authored by Gary Galles via The Mises Institute,

As happens every time any sort of tax change that can be demonized as “tax cuts for the rich” is proposed, the Trump administration’s framework for tax reform has been met with “tax me more” virtue signaling.

‘As a billionaire, I would profit substantially from the tax cuts proposed…

But I am strongly oppose to even one more penny in cuts for rich people and corporations,’ because it would ‘defund the critical public programs on which American families depend.’

Unfortunately, such a signal of virtue is actually a signal of vice. Higher income earners already pay a vastly disproportionate share of the taxes used to fund government programs. Since those far higher taxes aren’t paying for greater benefits, Steyer’s position is essentially once of coerced charity–higher income people should be forced to pay more so that the government can give more to others, who didn’t earn it—and if other rich people don’t volunteer for higher taxes like I do, it is only because they are selfish (though one wonders why those who want something for nothing aren’t considered more selfish).

Because individual rich tax volunteers would pay only a small fraction of the actual cost of the programs they favor, forcing others to pick up almost all the tab, they provide just one more example of how the immense payoffs to taking others’ property through government lead people to torture logic to justify why others deserve your money more than you do, with government merely the necessary mechanism to achieve the required charity.

“However, the coercive charity logic is faulty. Few have made that clearer than F.A. Harper. In Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery, over a half-century ago, he decimated the ‘charity’ excuse for violating liberty. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-17/virtue-signaling-tax-cuts

LEADS:

NY PostThe Justice Department has a duty to consider a probe of the Uranium One sale

“If crimes were committed to further Russia’s nuclear goals here, Americans need to know. And if Team Obama suspected that but still OK’d the Uranium One sale to a Russian firm, Americans deserve an explanation of that, too.

“Yet Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ orders to prosecutors merely to see if a probe — perhaps headed by a special counsel — is warranted has critics in a lather.

“No surprise there: The left fears a probe into Team Obama and the Clinton Foundation could taint Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, even if it turned up no damaging evidence. Worse, it could draw attention from the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by President Trump’s campaign.

“So critics predict doomsday, claiming a special-counsel probe “could spell the end of the DOJ as an independent institution,” as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) tweeted.

‘Well, yes, Trump did provide ammo for such a claim when he said prosecutors should be looking at Democrats and that he was “disappointed” in Justice for not doing so. That stirred speculation that Sessions may launch a probe to save his own job.

‘But if that’s the case, the AG just made it harder for himself. He told lawmakers Tuesday he’d set a high bar before tapping a special counsel: “It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel,” he said.

‘Sure, Trump’s comments on what prosecutors should probe were as foolish as, say, Obama’s 2016 claim that Clinton’s e-mail mess didn’t harm national security — even as the FBI was investigating that question.

“But Trump’s remarks shouldn’t keep Justice from looking into possible crimes merely because it would appear to be taking orders from the president. . .”

https://nypost.com/2017/11/15/the-justice-department-has-a-duty-to-consider-a-probe-of-the-uranium-one-sale/

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Israel Ready To Share Intel With Saudis “Against Iran” Ahead Of Possible War”

“This morning one of Israel’s largest international news broadcasters broke an explosive yet not entirely surprising story that Israel would take the unprecedented step of sharing intelligence with Saudi Arabia as both countries continue to ramp up efforts to curb what they perceive as Iranian expansion in the region.

Israel’s i24NEWS cited statements by the head of the Israeli army given to a prominent Saudia Arabian newspaper on Thursday:

‘In an unprecedented interview with Saudi Arabia’s Alaf newspaper on Thursday, Israel Defense Force (IDF) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said that Israel is ready to share intelligence with Riyadh on their shared arch-foe Iran.

‘Eizenkot, who is the first senior Israeli military officer to be interviewed by a Saudi media outlet, called Iran the ‘biggest threat to the region’ and said that Israel and Riyadh – which he noted have never fought one another – are in complete agreement about Iran’s intentions to dominate the Middle East’

“The report continues, quoting the IDF chief:
‘The interview is a major public step forward in warming ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia – which do not share any diplomatic relations.

“Eizenkot said that Iran wants to take control of the Middle East by creating two Shi’ite crescent, ‘from Lebanon to Iran and then from the Gulf to the Red Sea.’

“‘We must prevent this from happening,’ he implored.

‘He said that Israel has no intention of initiating a conflict with Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying that ‘we see Iranian attempts at bringing about an escalation, but I don’t see a high chance for this at the moment.’ . . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-16/israel-ready-share-intel-saudis-against-iran-ahead-possible-war

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-16-17)

On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Sen Al Franken is being accused of kissing and groping Leeanne Tweeden. There is first hand evidence in a photograph of Franken sexually harassing her which is repulsive. Meanwhile, Roy Moore denies all allegations against him and disputes that a note alleged to be written by him in a yearbook was actually written by him. Gloria Allred is saying that a writing expert will not be allowed to look at the yearbook until there is a congressional hearing. Why doesn’t she just allow the yearbook to be analyzed by writing experts? In the case of Franken there is actually photographic evidence of assault. McConnell insisted that Moore is to be expelled from the Senate if he was to win. Why isn’t Franken being expelled from the U.S. Senate if this is the standard? The evidence is overwhelming that Franken assaulted Tweeden while she was asleep on a plane. Why the double standard from McConnell and the Senate? They are instituting really important sexual harassment training yet won’t expel Franken. The best the Senate and McConnell can do is refer this case to the Senate Ethics Committee. An allegation was made, evidence was obtained and an apology was offered. Franken should resign.

“Also, McConnell and Cory Gardner do not want the people of Alabama to make their own decision. The people of Alabama are intelligent and will decide who their representative will be.

“After that, the Republican tax bill was passed in the House. The problem is not with the corporate tax but with what is going to happen to individuals in this country. On the individual side it is an absolute mess with personal exemptions and certain deductions being eliminated. They should have just had cut taxes across the board. Later, Bret baStephens is engaging in character assassination by saying that Steve Bannon is bad for the Jews, which is false because Bannon is pro-Israel and pro-Jew.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/16/november-16-2017/

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Dead Cats: Moore/Biden, 11/15/17, (28)31: James Brody

Hanson – Let Down at the Top

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

MORE MOORE/BIDEN: Poor – Moore ahead; Watson – Groper Biden; Marcos – Capitol gropers; Voliers – No surprise; Drudge Links 11-14-17; Williams – 13 in France; Lee et al., Capitol squeezes; Greenfield – 25 years of Dem pedophiles.

TAXES: CNBC – Risks ahead as Trump returns.

LEADS: Goldstein – Household debt climbs; Lemire & Colvin – Trump/Moore?; Bedard – Why was Rand beaten?; Shankland – Chinese supercomputers.

RECOMMENDED: Hanson – One frenzy to the next; Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-14-17).

 

 

“. . . Political correctness has become Maoist: All art must serve progressive struggle, defined in Hollywood as good race and gender warriors pitted against bad racists and sexists. The result is monotony and boredom. All the cleavage, flexed biceps, cheap obscenity, rap-music scores, and car crashes cannot hide that lack of an idea. . .”

Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453707/baby-boomer-excess-led-hubris-cultural-decay

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Let Down at the Top”

“. . . The Harvey Weinstein episode revealed two generational truths about Hollywood culture.
“One, the generation that gave us the free-love and the anything-goes morals of Woodstock discovered that hook-up sex was “contrary to nature.” Sexual congress anywhere, any time, anyhow, with anyone — near strangers included — is not really liberating and can often be deeply imbedded within harassment and ultimately the male degradation of women.
“Somehow a demented Harvey Weinstein got into his head that the fantasy women in his movies who were customarily portrayed as edgy temptresses and promiscuous sirens were reflections of the way women really were in Los Angeles and New York — or the way that he thought they should be. It was almost as if Weinstein sought to become as physically repulsive and uncouth as possible — all the better to humiliate (through beauty-and-the-beast asymmetry) the vulnerable and attractive women he coerced.
“Two, Weinstein reminded us, especially in his eleventh-hour medieval appeals for clemency by way of PC attacks on the NRA and Donald Trump, that mixing politics with art was, as our betters warned, always a self-destructive idea.
Hollywood ran out of original thought about three decades ago, and the people noticed and so keep avoiding the theaters. How many times can a good-looking, young, green progressive crusader expose a corporate pollution plot, or battle a deranged band of southern-twangy Neanderthals, South African racists, or Russian tattooed thugs, or a deep-state CIA cabal in sunglasses and shiny suits? How many times can the nth remake of a comic-book hero be justified by updating him into a caped social-justice warrior from L.A.? “Ars gratia politicorum is suicide. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453707/baby-boomer-excess-led-hubris-cultural-decay

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:

MORE MOORE/BIDEN:

Jeff Poor, Breitbart: “AL Sen Poll: Moore Leads Jones 49% to 43%”

“. . .Tuesday, Mobile, AL FOX affiliate WALA unveiled the latest FOX10 News/Strategy Research poll on the December 12 special election for U.S. Senate between Republican former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Democrat former Clinton U.S. Attorney Doug Jones.

“The poll surveyed 3,000 likely voters and was taken on November 13, days after a Washington Post report was published that accused Moore of engaging in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls more than 34 years ago.

“The poll gives Moore a six-point advantage over shows Jones by a 49-to-43 percent margin with 8 percent undecided. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/14/al-sen-poll-moore-leads-jones-49-43/

Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars: “EX-SECRET SERVICE AGENT CLAIMS BIDEN ENGAGED IN “WEINSTEIN-LEVEL” GROPING”

“He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible”

“According to Big League Politics’ Cassandra Fairbanks, a Secret Service agent who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that Biden “would mess with every single woman or teen,” and that a Christmas get-together at the VP’s house had to be canceled ‘because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.’

“He also said that the Service often had to protect female agents from him and that Biden was prone to parading around the VP residence late at night with no clothes on.

‘I mean, Stark naked… Weinstein level stuff,’ said the agent.

“During one alleged incident in 2009, Biden cupped the breast of a Secret Service agent’s girlfriend during a photo, prompting the agent to shove Biden and almost hit him. The agent was subsequently suspended for a week, according to the source.

Men would often stand in front of female agents and Navy women or create false pretenses to have them leave the room just to get them away from Biden, according to the agent. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/ex-secret-service-agent-claims-biden-engaged-in-weinstein-level-groping/

Cristina Marcos, The Hill: “Lawmakers describe pervasive sexual harassment on Capitol Hill”

“. . .Lawmakers in both parties had already expressed support for mandatory sexual harassment awareness training, which is currently voluntary for legislative branch staffers. But they went further in a House Administration Committee hearing on Capitol Hill’s harassment policies and said even more can be done in a male-dominated workplace where sexual harassment can be pervasive.

“Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), in testimony before the panel, said at least two current members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment.

““In fact, there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment,” said Speier, who declined to name the male lawmakers.

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) offered another example. She shared a story of a male lawmaker — still in Congress — who asked a young female staffer to bring materials to his residence. He opened the door dressed in only a towel, invited her inside and proceeded to expose himself. . .”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/360324-lawmakers-describe-pervasive-sexual-harassment-on-capitol-hill

Anna Claire Voliers, AL: “Gadsden locals say Moore’s predatory behavior at mall, restaurants not a secret”

“Roy Moore’s penchant for flirting with teen girls was ‘common knowledge’ and ‘not a big secret’ around Gadsden, according to some area residents.

“The Senate candidate has denied any wrongdoing in the wake of a report from The Washington Post in which four women accused Moore of inappropriate advances – and in one instance, a sexual encounter – toward them when they were teens and he was in his early 30s.

“One of the four women claims she was 14 at the time, making her the only one whose claim would represent a legal violation. Moore has said he never met her. A fifth woman came forward this afternoon.

“Moore and other Republican leaders have questioned why it took so long for his accusers, now in their 50s, to come forward publicly.

“And yet people who lived in Etowah County during that time have said Moore’s flirting with and dating much younger women and girls was no secret.

“‘These stories have been going around this town for 30 years,’ said Blake Usry, who grew up in the area and lives in Gadsden. ‘Nobody could believe they hadn’t come out yet.’. . . ”

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/gadsden_residents_say_moores_b.html

Drudge Links – 11-14-17

Woman Says Judge Moore Tried to Rape Her at 16…
‘DON’T KNOW HER, DON’T KNOW WHERE RESTAURANT IS’…
Locals say predatory behavior at mall not a secret…
Alabama newspapers blasts as ‘unfit for public office’… 
Ted Cruz pulls support… 
Write-in option for voters?
Republican leaders threaten to expel from Senate if wins… 

Again, Mary, no exception to local custom, was 14 when she had Jesus . . .

http://www.truthortradition.com/articles/mary-a-teenage-bride-and-mother

Thomas Williams, Breitbart/London: “France Debates Dropping Minimum Legal Age for Sexual Consent to 13”

“In the midst of allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Hollywood executives and politicians, France is proposing a novel antidote to child sex abuse: make the children into consenting adults.

“Currently, the legal age of sexual majority in France is 15, but a new bill put forward by the French government looks to set the minimum limit for sexual consent still lower. On Monday, the French Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, said that the age of 13 years could be a reasonable limit.

“Thirteen is a ‘conceivable limit’ for the upcoming legislation, she stated, with the caveat that judges should be able to rule whether someone was old enough to give consent in particular situations. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/14/france-debates-dropping-minimum-legal-age-sexual-consent-13/

MJ LeeSunlen SerfatySara Ganim and Juana Summers, CNN: “’Nothing about it felt right’: More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill”

(CNN)Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices — they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss — it could cost you your career.

“These are a few of the unwritten rules that some female lawmakers, staff and interns say they follow on Capitol Hill, where they say harassment and coercion is pervasive on both sides of the rotunda.

“There is also the ‘creep list’ — an informal roster passed along by word-of-mouth, consisting of the male members most notorious for inappropriate behavior, ranging from making sexually suggestive comments or gestures to seeking physical relations with younger employees and interns. . .”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/politics/sexual-harassment-congress/index.html

Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage: “EVERY DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 25 YEARS HAD PEDOPHILE TIES”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

“The Clintons, Obama, Kerry and their pedophile pals.

“. . . The time was the 80s and the First Lady of Arkansas was chatting with Roy Reed. Reed was a New York Timesbigwig, a civil rights hero and is currently a speaker for the Clinton School of Public Service.

“Back then, Reed was working on a profile of the Clintons for Esquire. The profile was never published. The tapes of the interviews were stowed at the University of Arkansas until they were dug up in ’14.

“And there’s Hillary Clinton laughing on tape about how she saved a 12-year-old girl’s rapist.

“Kathy Shelton had been raped and beaten into a coma when she was twelve years old. Her rapist wanted a “woman lawyer.” Hillary Clinton took his case as a favor and used every dirty trick to get him off. Even though she admits on the tape that she knew her client was guilty, she accused his victim of being “emotionally unstable” and fantasizing about older men. And she used the little girl’s bloody underwear as the pivot of a blatant lie that got her client off with less than a year in prison.

“All of that is bad enough. . .”

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268399/every-democrat-presidential-candidate-25-years-had-daniel-greenfield

TAXES:

CNBC/Reuters:  “Risks ahead for US tax push as disputes linger and Trump returns”

  • Congressional Republicans pushed ahead on Monday on a U.S. tax code overhaul as a Senate panel considered the issue, but risks lay ahead with major intraparty disputes unsettled.
  • President Donald Trump tweeted some tax bill suggestions early on Monday that were starkly different from the two Republican plans being considered.
  • Many Republicans view a win on overhauling the tax code as crucial to avoid having to go to the voters in 2018’s congressional elections with no achievements to show.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/14/risks-ahead-for-us-tax-push-as-disputes-linger-trump-returns.html

LEADS:

Steve Goldstein, Market Watch: “Household debt rises by $116 billion as credit-card delinquencies pile up”

The numbers: Household debt rose by $116 billion, or 0.9%, to $12.96 trillion in the third quarter, the New York Fed said Tuesday. That’s the highest level in nominal terms, though not when compared to the size of the economy. Credit-card debt rose by 3.1% while home equity lines of credit, or HELOC, balances fell by 0.9%. There were small gains in mortgage, student and auto debt.

Flows into credit-card and auto loans delinquencies rose, with 4.6% of credit card debt 90 days or more delinquent, up from 4.4% in the second quarter, and 2.4% of auto loan debt seriously delinquent, up from 2.3%. That’s still nowhere near the 9.6% of student loan debt that is delinquent, which itself is understated because about half of those loans are currently in deferment, grace periods or in forbearance. . .”

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/household-debt-rises-by-116-billion-as-credit-card-delinquencies-pile-up-2017-11-14

Jonathan Lemire & Jill Colvin, AP: “Trump faces new challenges in tax overhaul, Alabama race

“MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump headed home Tuesday buoyed by an Asia tour he called “tremendously successful,” but he’ll face immediate challenges with the Republican tax overhaul and the party meltdown in Alabama over a Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.

“Underscoring the sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after nearly 10 months in office, Trump will meet with House Republicans on Thursday ahead of an expected vote on the tax overhaul legislation.

“Republican leaders in Congress view passage of the first major tax revamp in 30 years as imperative for the GOP to preserve its majorities next year. Trump has urged GOP leaders to make steeper cuts for the wealthy, even as a nonpartisan analysis of the Senate version of the legislation showed it actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households.

“Also waiting Trump’s attention is a party crisis over the Alabama special election to fill former Sen. Jeff Sessions’ seat. GOP candidate Roy Moore is caught up in allegations of sexual misconduct, and many Republicans have said Moore should withdraw. Moore is backed by former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. . .”

https://apnews.com/7717ea8e89bc41dca4f14eb8861dd678/Trump-faces-new-challenges-in-tax-overhaul,-Alabama-race

Paul Bedard, DC Examiner: “Rand Paul: ‘No justification’ for ‘hitting somebody from behind and breaking their ribs’”

CTE?

“‘From my perspective, I’m not really too concerned about what someone’s motive is. I’m just concerned that I was attacked from the back and somebody broke six of my ribs and gave me a damaged lung where at least for now I have trouble speaking and breathing and now I’ve hurt for 10 days,’ the senator said after arriving back in Washington for a week of critical votes.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-no-justification-for-hitting-somebody-from-behind-and-breaking-their-ribs/article/2640560

Stephen Shankland, CNET: “China’s supercomputers race past US to world dominance”

“China doesn’t just have the single fastest supercomputer in the world. It now dominates the list of the 500 fastest.

“For the first time, China has the most systems on the Top500 list, 202, up from 159 six months ago. The US dropped from 169 to 144. And in terms of the total performance of those machines, China also overtook the US, the Top500 supercomputer list organizers said.

“The news underscores the relentless ascent of China’s supercomputing trajectory in recent years. It also marks a notable shift in the international balance of high-end computing power that’s closely tied to industrial, academic and military abilities. . .”

https://www.cnet.com/news/china-surpasses-us-in-supercomputer-usage-on-top-500-list/

RECOMMENDED:

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness: “From One Frenzy to the Next”

“America is in another of its Salem moments. Frenzy is almost a living, breathing monster. It moves from host to host, fueled by rumor, gossip, and self-righteous furor.

“The Greeks knew well of the transitory nature of these mass panics. They claimed such fits were inspired by the Maniae, the three daughters of Night who were the goddesses of insanity, madness, and crazed frenzy. We’ve seen all three of them in action throughout the past year.

“. . . From Harvey to Everyone
The next collective furor arose over Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Sometime in October 2017, the progressive film titan was abruptly condemned as sick, evil, and unhinged—after 30 years of common knowledge that he routinely sought to use his power of hiring and firing to leverage or force sexual gratification.

“Once Weinstein’s progressive armor was pierced and he was exposed as a groper, assaulter, and likely rapist, then dozens, perhaps hundreds of similar stories of powerful media and film men surfaced. Some were not only pronounced guilty of past consensual though asymmetrical sexual relationships but of abusive sexual acts and cruelty. Apparently, the mostly progressive male entertainment and media hierarchy had long equated the 1960s-era liberal legacy of “sexual freedom” with a blank check for their own sexual coercion and phallic exhibitionism. We all had assumed a continuity of Hollywood culture of updated Harry Cohns, but Hollywood’s preemptive moral finger-pointing at others apparently allowed their hypocrisies to stay in-house.

“As the collective furor grew, the net widened. More stories, but from 10, 20, 30, and 40 years past, surfaced—calibrated to the current celebrity or perceived visibility of the perpetrator. The charges initially also ranged from horrific (and quite believable) allegations of rape and gross groping and assault to what used to be called male-power rudeness and bullying—and eventually including even the occasional crudity and stupidity that can accompany seduction.

“Soon, we assumed that if our celebrities, journalists, and politicians were power-hungry sexists and worse, then all of American manhood must be, too. Everyday Joes, for now, were saved from belated and embarrassing post facto accounting only by their ordinary stations that made confessions of their sins of little collective interest.

“As in the case of the other hysterias, such collective fits cool when they begin to snare the supposedly exempt—marque reporters, famous authors, prominent politicians—and morph well beyond the original and quite legitimate charges of sexual assault to include rude come-ons and callous, narcissistic and cruel behavior. But when married couples of 40 years begin to think back about whether they too were ever crude in their 20s and 30s or exploitive in their own courtship, then everyone is guilty, and thus no one is guilty and the hysteria subsides. . .”

https://amgreatness.com/2017/11/13/from-one-frenzy-to-the-next/

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-14-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Rep. Jackie Speier testified that there are at least two sitting members of Congress — one Republican, one Democrat —who have engaged in sexual harassment of their own staff members. These 2 members need to be named! Also, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell need to resign for their failure in leadership and keeping silent on known creeps and a known widespread problem in the institutions they lead. What’s going on in the U.S capitol building, would not be tolerated in any other place. However, Congress exempts itself from the same laws that apply to us. Why isn’t the media investigating Congress and these predators? It’s like there’s a code of silence just like the mob.

“In addition, McConnell says we should consider a write in candidate against Roy Moore. He just told us how to defeat liberal Republicans in the Senate – support a write in candidate. “Later, the people of Alabama will decide the fate of Roy Moore. McConnell wanted to decide who Alabama would send to the Senate long before Moore; he wanted Luther Strange. “Finally, Paul Ryan says that he wants to make sure the people in the middle get the biggest tax break. This is not conservatism at all. We are not asking anybody to give us a break, we just want to keep our own money. This kind of propaganda is dangerous because it goes unchallenged by so-called conservatives. They are so desperate for a corporate tax cuts that they are willing to sound like socialists.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/14/november-14-2017/

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Dead Cats: Mary&Moore, 11/13/17, (28)30: James Brody

ROY MOORE: Watson – Moore still ahead; Drudge Links 11-12-17; Carroll – Fear in Hollywood; Gallagher – Mary a teenage bride; Hasson – Hannity ads.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

PA: McCrystal – Property tax bill passed; Dick – Wolf’s choices.

TAXES: Durden – Senate Tax Bill; Tankersley & Casselman – Senate plan increases middle-income taxes.

LEADS: Durden – Surveillance State; DC Times – Uranium None; Opall-Rome – US base in ISR; Day – Nationalist Poland.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-10-17).

 

Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars: “POLL: JUDGE ROY MOORE STILL UP BY 10 POINTS DESPITE ALLEGATIONS”

“Claims both establishment Republicans & Democrats “desperate” to sink his campaign

“. . . The Emerson College poll, released last night and conducted after the revelations broke on Thursday, shows Moore leading Jones by a 55 percent-to-45 percent margin in the race for the Alabama Senate seat.

The lead has been cut from the 22 point advantage Moore enjoyed in September, but the poll found that only 28 per cent of respondents were impacted by the revelations reported by the Post.

“There is a partisan divide where it is really closer to about 20 percent of Moore voters are saying that this an issue for them,” said Emerson College professor Spencer Kimball. “And the question will be will those people not go out to vote? As comparatively the Jones voters, 40 percent, 45 percent say this isn’t going to fly with us. Does that mean that they increase their base turnout? Because remember this is a special election and turnout is everything in these contests.”

https://www.infowars.com/poll-judge-roy-moore-still-up-by-10-points-despite-allegations/

Drudge Links – 11-12-17

JUDGE MOORE UNDER SIEGE… 
Won’t Deny Kissing Teens?
‘Common knowledge’ dated high school girls…
Lashes out at WASHPOST…
Dem win in Alabama? 

Rory Carroll, UK Guardian: “’Fear is everywhere’: a quiet paranoia haunts post-Weinstein Hollywood”

“The industry is on edge as allegations of sexual misconduct reach dizzying heights. The question on everyone’s mind is: ‘Who will be next?’

“Scandal was always part of the entertainment industry, a ritualised process of rumours, denials and hush money, publicists and fixers, banishment and redemption.

“But the vortex of sexual abuse allegations which started with Harvey Weinsteinspins ever faster, whirling beyond control of the studios.

“How do you contain a phenomenon which ricochets around the world – toppling a British cabinet minister and threatening a Republican Senate nominee, among others – and keeps returning to the entertainment industry, with the latest accusations against the comedian Louis CK?

“How do you, or should you, separate art from the artist when Ridley Scott cuts Kevin Spacey’s scenes from his new film about the oil tycoon J Paul Getty and reshoots them with Christopher Plummer?

“How do you campaign for awards when Weinstein’s fingerprints are everywhere and questions on the red carpet will not be who you’re wearing but what you knew and when?

And how do you blow the whistle on an abuser when despite the current catharsis you still fear for your career and reputation?

‘Anxiety pervades Hollywood,’ said Sasha Stone, founder of the website Awards Daily. “‘There’s a lot of nervousness. People don’t know where this is going. Everybody is asking who will be next. Publicists are paid to keep stories down and control the message but now they’re in a situation where the truth comes out faster than they can control the message. “It’s like gasoline, as soon as a story breaks, whoosh.’ . . .”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/10/harvey-weinstein-mood-in-hollywood-paranoia-who-is-next

 

Matt Gallagher: “Mary, a Teenage Bride and Mother”

Moore’s adventures are the business of the people of Alabama. Further, the girl’s mother denies her ever having a telephone in her room. And so much of what Moore might have done are old stories in both human evolution and religion. “Sex for food” has long been in our lineage (I have more than a dozen references if you need them!).

In regard to Mary, “Virgin Mary” was probably not a virgin at 14 when she had Jesus but to get a husband/protector for herself and her child, Jesus. She may have spoken the truth, she may have told a magnificent lie! Biblical scholar Matt Gallagher reports:

“Mary had a large family, with at least seven children. Her male children were Jesus, James, Joseph, Simon and Judas (Matt. 13:55), and she had at least two daughters, for Jesus had “sisters” as well as brothers. . . .

“ . . .Some customs of biblical Palestine continued through the centuries, and after her trip to the Near East around 1910, Alma White commented on the age of marriage in Palestine, “A girl is usually married in her twelfth or thirteenth year, and sometimes as early as her tenth year.” [4] W. M. Thompson, a missionary in the Middle East for some 30 years, attests to the same thing. [5] James Neil points out that everyone married, because they felt obligated to fulfill God’s command to be fruitful and multiply, and that, “Girls are ‘given in marriage’ at eleven or twelve years of age, though this is not the limit. They are frequently married as young as nine….” [6]

“Marrying young was the custom in many ancient cultures. Two cultures that had particular influence on the biblical world were the Greeks and Romans. Isomachus, a character in the Greek writer Xenophon’s Oeconomics, mentions that when he married his wife, she was not yet fifteen. [7] Roman girls also married very young, sometimes even before puberty. [8]

Women married early because it was they who bore the children who continued the family line and provided economic strength and physical protection for the family, and it was generally desirable to have many children. . .”

http://www.truthortradition.com/articles/mary-a-teenage-bride-and-mother

Peter Hasson, Daily Caller: “Media Matters Using Roy Moore Allegations to Go after Hannity’s Advertisers”

“Media Matters operatives are smearing Hannity to his sponsors, accusing him of defending child sex abuse. (Hannity has explicitly said that anyone guilty of what Moore is accused of doing has no place in politics.)

Media Matters helped pressure several advertisers into pulling their ads from “Hannity” over the weekend. In one instance, Angelo Carusone, Media Matters’ president, tagged a sponsor of Hannity’s show while claiming that Hannity defends “sexually preying on children.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/12/media-matters-using-roy-moore-allegations-to-go-after-hannitys-advertisers/

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:

PA:

Laura McCrystal, Inquirer: “Pa. ballot question on property taxes passed. Here’s what it means”

“. . . The vote marked a concrete move toward changing or eliminating a levy that has been a long-standing source of complaint.  Lawmakers and advocates say that the current reliance on property taxes — which account for about 30 percent of local and state revenue in Pennsylvania and are a primary source of school funding — is especially harmful to homeowners on fixed incomes. The issue has gained greater traction in recent years; Gov. Wolf has said he supports the elimination of property taxes.

‘But Tuesday’s vote will not change anything immediately.

“The referendum allows the legislature to pass a law that would permit taxing authorities to exempt residents from paying any tax on their primary residences.

“Even if the legislature passes such a bill, individual taxing authorities — counties, municipalities, and school districts — would have to enact their own exemptions. They would apply only to primary residences; taxes would have to be paid on commercial and industrial properties and on second homes.

“Taxing authorities would have to find replacement revenue sources, which likely would require more state legislation.

“Some grassroots groups of Pennsylvania homeowners have pushed for a bill known as the Property Tax Independence Act, which would eliminate property taxes by raising sales and income taxes.

“School districts have been watching the issue closely. . .”

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/pa-property-tax-amendment-voting-results-2017-20171107.html

Bob Dick, Commonwealth Foundation:” Wolf’s False Choice”

“. . .As Majority Leader Jake Corman pointed out last week, there are two ways to close a budget deficit: raise revenue or cut spending. The latter is preferable and possible without dramatically reducing funding for education and human services.

“That’s not to say reforming the education and welfare systems is unnecessary. We need to rescue students from violent and failing schools. We need to fix a system that traps people in a cycle of poverty. However, these are not the only areas where reforms can help improve lives and save taxpayers’ money.

“Other areas ripe for reform include economic development or corporate welfare programs. CF has called for eliminating the almost $700 million in corporate welfare found in the operating budget. If a recent Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) report is any indication, the full cost of special subsidies is probably much higher.

“The IFO’s report on corporate welfare, or what they call economic development incentives, identified a number of programs not included in our corporate welfare tally. Here are just a few:

Infrastructure Technology Assistance Program (Cost: $1,750,000) – Provides grants to Lehigh University to help the state and companies increase operating efficiency.

Alternative Fuels Funding (Cost: $9,231,000) – Awards grants to cover the costs of installing, upgrading, retrofitting, or purchasing alternative fuel equipment, facilities or vehicles.

Life Sciences Greenhouses (Cost: $3,000,000) – Funds biotech and medical device startups and helps connect them with investors and experts.

“Should taxpayers continue to fund these programs when the state’s facing serious fiscal challenges? The governor believes so. And he is willing to break a major campaign promiseto not only sustain corporate welfare spending but increase it.

“If Gov. Wolf’s policies prevail, Pennsylvania will continue to face a structural deficit and Pennsylvania’s long history of sub par economic growth will be the norm.

“Fortunately, the future isn’t set in stone . . .”

https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/wolfs-false-choice

TAXES:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge:” Here’s the Latest on the GOP Tax Bill as the Senate Starts Debate”

“Much like the Obamacare repeal and replace effort earlier this year, the past couple of weeks have been an invariable roller coaster ride for GOP representatives as Congressional leaders have tried to form some level of consensus within a fractured party with competing interests.   This week will undoubtedly be no different.

“In light of that, we’ve taken a look at some of the key differences between the Senate and House tax bills as they currently stand.  As of now the biggest difference is the treatment of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.  While the Senate has called for a full repeal of the SALT deduction, House members have drawn a hard line, even though almost all political ‘hard lines’ become flexible under the right circumstances, demanding at least $10,000 worth of property tax deductions be allowed.  Per Bloomberg:

“The House and Senate are on a collision course over one of the most prized individual breaks in the tax code.

“The Senate Finance Committee will start debating late Monday afternoon the 247-page tax proposal released last week by Chairman Orrin Hatch. As of now, the “conceptual” mark has some significant differences with the tax bill the House Ways and Means Committee approved last week — chief among them the Senate’s call for repealing the state and local tax deduction entirely.

“Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady took a hard-line approach during a “Fox News Sunday” interview, saying the House won’t accept a tax bill that eliminates the deduction entirely. The House bill retains the deduction for property taxes up to $10,000.

“House Speaker Paul Ryan has promised that the differences will be settled in a conference between the two chambers, but some House lawmakers are concerned they’ll just be forced into a take-it-or-leave-it vote for a bill that looks much closer to the Senate version.

“There are going to be things that we absolutely object to” in the bill that comes out of conference, said Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican and member of the conservative Freedom Caucus. “But we’re going to have to look at it in its totality and say, ‘Yeah I don’t like it,’ but you have a binary choice” to vote for or against the tax bill, Perry said.’

“Other divisive issues between the House and Senate could include the top individual income tax rate, the estate tax, the effective start date of a corporate rate and levies for companies that bring offshore profits back to the U.S.

“Of course, in the end, a final bill is more likely to resemble the Senate proposal simply because that chamber has a slim majority and can only afford to lose two votes. The House has a wider majority and can afford up to 22 defections.

Meanwhile, another complicating factor is that the tax plans are each proceeding on parallel tracks with the Senate beginning debate on their version of a tax bill before the House has even passed their version. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-13/heres-latest-gop-tax-bill-senate-starts-debate

JIM TANKERSLEY and BEN CASSELMAN, NYTIMES: “Senate Plan Could Increase Taxes on Some Middle-Class Workers”

“WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, acknowledged on Friday that the Republican tax plan might result in a tax hike for some working Americans, saying he “misspoke” days earlier when he said that “nobody in the middle class is going to get a tax increase” under the Senate bill.

“I misspoke on that,” Mr. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in an interview on Friday with The New York Times. “You can’t guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase, but what we are doing is targeting levels of income and looking at the average in those levels and the average will be tax relief for the average taxpayer in each of those segments.”

The Senate bill unveiled on Thursday would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families, according to a preliminary New York Times analysis. The plan would also disproportionately benefit high earners and corporations. Still, middle-class earners would fare better under the Senate proposal than its counterpart in the House, the analysis found. . .”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/senate-tax-bill.html

LEADS:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “The Surveillance State: An Inexorable March toward Totalitarianism”

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com,

“The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach.

Akin to an infestation of weeds, the roots are deep within the fabric of our communications networks: telephones, CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) cameras, the Internet…all are thoroughly permeated.. .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-11/surveillance-state-inexorable-march-toward-totalitarianism

Washington Times: Uranium None

“Sensations that explode with a flash and a bang seize public attention, but the echo doesn’t last forever. Charges of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election that lit up the night sky in the spring are fading now with the colors of autumn. But details emerging from cracks and crevices of the Obama administration demand attention.

“Credible news accounts detail how a Kremlin-linked nuclear energy company called Rosatom sought ownership of Uranium One, a Canadian mining company with rights to American uranium. The deal was completed in 2010 following approval of the nine-member Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, of which Hillary Clinton, the secretary of State, was a member. “Later, her husband Bill was invited to make a speech in Moscow for $500,000, paid by a bank with a financial interest in Rosatom. The Clinton Foundation eventually received millions of dollars from other Russians with connections to the deal. It’s funny how wheels can spin within wheels within wheels.

“The appearance of a quid-pro-quo is an obvious cause for concern and worthy of an inquiry every bit as thorough as the one Robert Mueller says he is conducting into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russians. “I think we need a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One episode where thousands of dollars were given to the Clinton Global Fund and to former President Bill Clinton from groups tied to Russia,” says Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican.

“Equally suspicious is why the Obama administration would approve the sale of 20 percent the nation’s supply of uranium, a regulated commodity with obvious national security applications, to an adversary when the United States must import 90 percent of its uranium to supplement its own limited domestic resources.

“The Democrats have been shouting from the housetops that we’re supposed to be suspicious of the Russians; why did Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, prominent now among the housetop shouters, sleep through this?”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/8/editorial-the-obama-clinton-gift-to-the-russians-d/

Barbara Opall-Rome, “US breaks ground for new permanent base in Israel”

“TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack.

The American base, officers in Israel say, will be an independent facility co-located at the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School in southern Israel, near the desert capital of Beersheba. Once completed, the base will house U.S. operational systems to identify and intercept a spectrum of aerial threats, along with barracks, recreational and other facilities required to support several dozen American air defenders. . .”

https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2017/09/18/us-breaks-ground-for-new-permanent-base-in-israel/

Matthew Day, CNN: “Poland nationalist march attracts thousands on independence day”

Warsaw (CNN)Tens of thousands of people joined nationalist marchers waving flags and burning flares in Warsaw on Saturday during protests held on Poland’s independence day.

“Protesters carried banners that read “White Europe, Europe must be white,” and “Pray for an Islamic Holocaust.”

“Some wore masks and waved red and white Polish flags, chanting ‘Death to enemies of the homeland,’ and ‘Catholic Poland, not secular.’

“Police estimate that 60,000 people took part in the nationalist demonstration. While the vast majority were Poles from all over the country, other protesters came from all over Europe.

“One of the lead organizations behind the nationalists march is the National Radical Camp, which has previously taken to the streets to protest against Muslim immigration,gay rights, the EU and anything it considers undermines Polish Catholic values.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/europe/poland-warsaw-nationalist-march/index.html

 

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-10-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, Senators passed legislation that they have mandatory sexual harassment training. There must be an epidemic for Seantors to push this resolution so that they can control themselves. We have people working in the Senate who feel unsafe and uncomfortable, yet we have most Senators coming out and trashing Roy Moore. We don’t need lectures from the inside the beltway crowd who have to pass a measure against themselves.

“In addition, the Washington Post tells us that Roy Moore accuser, Leigh Corfman, is a Republican who voted for President Trump. However, they didn’t tell us that Deborah Wesson Gibson is a Democrat who worked as a sign-language interpreter for Hillary Clinton. Why don’t they tell us about Gibson? The Post is trying to show that everyone is politically pure of heart. The Post knew that Gibson was a Democrat activist, yet they go out of their way by omission to ignore information on her. The timing of the Post report and the ignoring of Gibson’s party affiliation is incredible.

“Later, Bob Corker said he will hold a hearing that examines presidential authority to use nuclear weapons. He should hold a hearing about Iran’s capabilities to use nukes instead. Corker is a thin skinned and dangerous politician. Trump is the Commander and Chief and has the power to make that decision.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/10/november-10-2017/

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Dead Cats: Veterans, 11/10/17, (28)29: James Brody

Detroit News – Remembering our veterans; Hanson – Remembering Stalingrad; McCrummen – Roy Moore; Drudge Links Roy Moore.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

TAXES: Williamson – Another fiasco; Mascaro et al. – California suffers; Durden – 65% passing?.

LEADS: LaRocco – 37 major deals with China; Klukowski – Court appointments; Strassel – Lifting Steele curtain; Mora – $ to fight Jihadists; Durden – Saudis to leave Lebanon.

RECOMMENDED: Breitbart surpassed WaPo; Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-09-17).

 

Detroit News: “Remembering Our Veterans”

“As a veteran, I have been honored to serve, interact with other great military members, and met incredible and admirable veterans.

“Here are some of my memories: Joan and Katherine were both World War II Naval cryptography officers. One was stationed in Washington, D.C., the other in Oakland, California. They were key figures in cracking the German and Italian codes.

“There was John, a World War II bomber navigator who flew over 35 European missions.

His last flight was brought down by German ground fires. In late 1944 he ended up in a POW camp. John shared with me stories of distracting the German guards to capture a security dog for dinner. Later as American, French, English, and Canadian prison camps were combined, he had a reunion with three of his college friends, who were also captured.

“Jim was a Korean War USAF bombardier. His subsequent career was being a U.S. Treasury agent. Jim and I became close friends as I was CEO of a 350 resident retirement community. Early on, when we saw each other we traded a hand salute. Jim eventually acquired Alzheimer’s disease. On his final week I went to visit him along with his wife and the family’s minister. He was in a low bed in his room. I bent down to tell him how much I loved him and appreciative he was in my life. His body was thin and frail. All of a sudden Jim propped up in bed and turned to me rendering a final hand salute.

“Gerry and I worked together at Bon Secours Hospital. During the Vietnam War he was a Special Forces officer. His stories of interacting with the South Vietnamese and other international forces brought grins to my face but also terror of what he experienced.

In the early 1970s I was assigned to the Secretary of the Navy’s Public Affairs staff. With the Vietnam War still occurring and the Thanksgiving holiday looming, my commanding officer inquired if I would travel to Dover Air Force Base to serve families as the remains of fallen Navy and Marine Corps members arrived. As the Hercules C5 arrived it was humbling to see the stainless steel; flag draped caskets come off the ramp escorted by an honor guard.

“As we prepare for Nov. 11 please thank and honor Michigan’s over 680,000 veterans, as well as those across the nation and territories.”

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/11/09/remembering-veterans/107515342/

Victor Davis Hanson, RCP: “Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later”

“. . .Despite the horrors of Soviet Communism, the Allied winners of World War II owed a great deal to the Russian people. Russia’s male and female soldiers were most responsible for destroying Hitler’s vast ground forces, having killed more than two-thirds of the German soldiers lost in the war.

“The Soviet Union lost about 27 million soldiers and civilians — about 60 times more than America lost in the war.

“Due to memories of the Soviet Union’s Cold War ruthlessness, and because of Vladimir Putin’s autocratic government, it is now fashionable to demonize Russia. Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine, absorbed Crimea and has sought to tamper with a U.S. presidential election.

“But most Americans have forgotten key aspects of Russia’s 20th-century history, a tragedy of unspeakable human losses. Outside Kiev in late summer of 1941, more than 700,000 Russian soldiers were killed or captured by Germans in a single battle.

“In one of the costliest sieges in history, at Sevastopol in July 1942, 100,000 Russians were killed or captured in a failed effort to save the port on the Black Sea.

“We rightly see Putin as an aggressive autocrat. But millions of Russians view Ukraine and the Crimea as sacred, blood-soaked Russian ground.

“After the collapse of the nightmarish Soviet Union, Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd ‘city on the Volga.’ Today, few in the West know exactly what happened there 75 years ago this month.

“This Veterans Day, we should also remember those heroic Russian soldiers. In bitter cold, and after losing hundreds of thousands of lives, they finally did the unbelievable: They halted the march of Nazi Germany.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/11/09/remembering_stalingrad_75_years_later_135482.html

Also – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453549/stalingrad-anniversary-remembering-russia-history

Stephanie McCrummenBeth Reinhard and Alice Crites, WaPo: “Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32”

“. . . Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear. . .

“Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the three women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.06100d62d7ee

Drudge Links – Moore, 11-10-17

CAPITOL HILL REPUBLICAN SCRAMBLE…
ALABAMA ROCKED…
Auditor invokes Mary and Joseph to defend…
Fundraising off report…
MCCONNELL: STEP ASIDE — IF TRUE…
TRUMP: HE’LL DO THE RIGHT THING…
NAME STAYS ON BALLOT…
Establishment hopes scandal slows Bannon…
MORE MOORE: ‘The transgenders don’t have rights’… 

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:

TAXES:

Kevin Williamson, NRO:” On Taxes, Another Fiasco in the Works”

“Trump’s version of leadership isn’t helping the GOP make policy. Rhetorically, President Trump is all bang — and in reality, he’s all whimper.

“I alone can fix it,” he insisted. Fix what? Everything!
“How’s that working out for you, Republicans?
“A big, beautiful wall paid for by the rascally Mexicans? No — though Trump might oversee the renovation of some existing fencing and let your grandkids pay for it. Whoopin’ on the Chi-Coms with currency-manipulator sanctions and punitive tariffs? Trump went to Beijing and kissed more a** than the extended Kardashian family has sat on. Repealing and replacing Obamacare? Nope and noper. Showing Republicans how to win? Ask Ed Gillespie, Luther Strange, Rick Baker, Maine, Georgia, New Jersey . . . We’ve got panicky Republicans pointing to Mary and Joseph to argue that maybe it’s not so bad for a grown man to be hooking up with a 14-year-old girl.
“But there’s one thing you can count on: Given a Republican president, a Republican House, and a Republican Senate, you can be sure that there will be some big, irresponsible, deficit-increasing tax cuts on the way. That’s what Republicans do.
“Oops. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453620/donald-trump-gop-tax-bill-fiasco-works

Lisa Mascaro and Jim Puzzanghera, LATimes: “Senate plan to scrap income and property tax deductions would be a blow to Californians”

“Congressional Republicans advanced two competing visions of tax reform Thursday, setting up a potentially bruising battle in the weeks ahead as they struggle to agree on a bill President Trump can sign.

“With the Senate GOP’s unveiling of its tax plan, key differences with the House version became apparent. Among the biggest potential losers in both plans are residents of California and other high-cost states, who rely heavily on itemized deductions for state, local and property taxes.

“The Senate plan eliminates all such state and local deductions, while the House proposal retains property tax deductions up to $10,000. As a trade-off, the Senate version would preserve other popular deductions targeted for removal in the House plan, such as for medical expenses.

“Both the Senate and House plans would lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, but the House would make the cut immediately, while the Senate would delay implementation for a year, until 2019, in order to save an estimated $108 billion.”

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gop-tax-plan-20171109-story.html

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Goldman Still Sees 65% Chance Of Tax Reform Passing; Expects Senate To Make These Changes…”

Political opposition to the bill seems likely to result in changes to the bill, particularly in the Senate, but it is less likely to block enactment of a tax bill altogether. The National Association of Realtors (NAR), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), and anti-tax groups such as the Club for Growth have opposed the current House proposal for various reasons.

“That said, we believe this is more likely to result in changes to the bill in the Senate rather than a failure to pass a tax bill at all.

“These changes—for example, raising the proposed principal cap on mortgage interest deductibility and potentially making the treatment of pass-through income more generous than the initial House proposal—could crowd out other priorities, but don’t seem likely to block passage entirely. There is also a more fundamental political motivation, which is that many congressional Republicans would like to enact at least one piece of major legislation prior to the 2018 midterm election. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-09/goldman-still-sees-65-chance-tax-reform-passing-expects-senate-make-these-changes

LEADS:

Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC: “These are the 37 major deals US firms signed with Chinese entities during Trump’s visit”

“The Commerce Department has revealed the 37 major deals signed between U.S. and Chinese companies during President Donald Trump’s trip through Asia, totaling more than $250 billion.

“The deals coincide with President Donald Trump’s visit to China, where he was accompanied by a delegation of nearly 30 CEOs from major American companies.

“Deals can provide a solid foundation for a stronger relationship that is more free, fair, and reciprocal between the U.S. and China,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“The Commerce Department has revealed the list of the 37 major deals signed between U.S. and Chinese companies around President Donald Trump‘s trip through Asia.

“The dollar value of those deals is in excess of $250 billion. CatepillarBoeing, and Goldman Sachs are just some of the notable names on the list of companies that made deals with China, the full list of which is below . . .”

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/09/exclusive-these-are-the-37-major-deals-us-firms-signed-with-chinese-entities-during-trumps-visit.html

 

Ken Klukowski, BigGovt: “One Year Later, Trump Making History on Judges and Supreme Court”

“Donald J. Trump made such bold promises regarding the type of federal judges and Supreme Court justices he would appoint as president that his detractors said he must be pandering. One year later, President Trump has the most consistent record of nominating only originalists to the federal bench of any modern president.

“President Trump has made 56 nominations thus far to the federal courts to fill the 166 current and upcoming vacancies on the bench, with more coming soon. Those nominees are the most consistently and provably conservative picks of any president since the courts became a political issue more than a half-century ago.

“There is not been a conservative majority on the Supreme Court since 1934—more than 80 years. Since that time, the Court has gone back and forth between right-leaning moderate, moderate, left-leaning moderate, liberal, and very liberal. Never conservative.

“Federal judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, then serve for life. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/08/one-year-later-trump-making-history-on-judges-and-supreme-court/

Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Lifting the Steele Curtain”

“The Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history.

“The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It was perpetrated by Team Clinton and yielded a vast payoff for Hillary’s campaign.

“The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign hired the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS in April 2016 to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion in turn hired former U.K. spook Christopher Steele to assemble the (now largely discredited) dossier. That full dossier of allegations wasn’t made public until after the election, in January 2017. And the media and Democrats continue to peddle the line that it played no role during the election itself. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/lifting-the-steele-curtain-1510274070

Edwin Mora, Breitbart: “Cost of U.S. War on Jihadists: $5.6 Trillion, 7,000 Deaths, 52,500 Injuries”

“The United States is expected to spend nearly $6 trillion through 2018 on government-wide costs related to the wars waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria since 2001, reveals a study by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

“According to Brown University’s Cost of War project analysis, authored by Neta Crawford, the total estimated cost of U.S. wars between 2001 and 2018 amounts to about $23,386 per individual American taxpayer, which is more than three times the amount ($7,740) calculated by the Pentagon.

“The Pentagon’s study, dubbed the “Estimated Cost to Each Taxpayer for the Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria,” places the total authorized war spending on those conflicts between 2001 and 2018 at $1.5 trillion.

“Unlike assessments conducted by the Pentagon and other analysts, Crawford’s estimate takes into account trillions in conflict-linked spending appropriated mainly through the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Defense, and Veteran Affairs. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/11/08/cost-u-s-wars-5-6-trillion-7000-deaths-52500-injuries/

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens to Leave Lebanon Immediately”

“In a odd coincidence, just moments after we published an article laying out Hezbollah’s military power at a time when both Saudi Arabia and Lebanon appear to be targeting Lebanon, and just two days after we discussed a leaked Israeli cable that confirmed Saudi Arabia and Israel are deliberately coordinating to destabilize the region and push Lebanon to a state of war, Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens residing in Lebanon to leave immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, November 9. As Al Arabiya adds, the travel warning also called for Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from any point of origin. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-09/saudi-arabia-orders-its-citizens-leave-lebanon-immediately

RECOMMENDED:

“Breitbart News Surpasses Washington Post to Become 48th Most Popular U.S. Website”

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/11/08/breitbart-news-surpasses-washington-post-to-become-48th-most-popular-u-s-website/

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-09-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Whether innocent or guilty the problem with the Roy Moore accusation is that there is no way to resolve the issue one month before the election. The timing of this makes it impossible to sort through the facts and find the truth. Also, the Washington Post reported that the 4 women didn’t come forward, the Washington Post found them. This whole thing doesn’t smell right. This story was planted and perfectly timed in their hopes to doom Moore’s campaign. We don’t know anything more than what the Washington Post has told us. How did the Post even know there were 4 women, who they were, and how to contact them? You don’t just hear that, especially since the women didn’t know each other. The Post was fed this information by someone or some group.

“Also, Mitch McConnell is asking Roy Moore to step aside if he is guilty of the accusations against him. You have Bob Menendez a sitting U.S. Senator who is on trial for corruption charges. Why is it that Republicans don’t demand his resignation? Isn’t it amazing that Republicans knew what to say right on cue? They are ready to recruit Luther Strange as a write-in guy.

“Meanwhile, President Trump is playing nice with China. If China is cheating on trade that is on them, not on America. Even more than that, they are seizing the South China Sea. We can’t expect help from China when they built up the North Koreans, their missiles, and nukes. What we need to do is help arm South Korea and Japan with nuclear missiles.

“Later, is Paul Ryan becoming Bernie Sanders? Paul Ryan is afraid of giving tax cuts across the board and instead promotes class warfare. Now Ryan considers deductions the same as tax loopholes. Ryan sounds worse than John Boehner and is picking winners and losers. Ryan has the gall to say that the Republican tax cuts are going to be bigger and better than Ronald Reagan’s 1986 tax cuts which is false. This is the incoherence of the Republican Party and why they lose elections. It is pathetic that Ryan and Republicans will not support capitalism.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/09/november-9-2017/

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Dead Cats: Voted, 11/08/17, (28)28: James Brody

Hanson – Crossing the Trump Rubicon; Hanson – Middle East Madness.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

LEADS: InfoWars – Trump never hugged Gillespie; Election Drudge Links; Durden – Hero’s welcome in Beijing; Ross – Carter Page testimony; Durden – Saudi-ISR alliance; InfoWars – Trump wants a deal; Perry – Polanski accused.

RECOMMENDED: History Lesson – Russian Revolution; Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-07-17).

 

 

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness: “Crossing the Trump Rubicon”

“We are in a veritable war of competing visions. The strife inside the two parties is irrelevant—when compared to the larger existential war for the soul of America.

“Like it or not, Donald Trump in fits and starts has chosen not to accommodate the progressive vision. But in most unlikely fashion he leads the fight against it.

“Those who found him too crude, who saw his tweets as too adolescent, and who vowed never to vote for such an antithesis of conservative and family values have all weighed in.

So have those who are embarrassed that Trump—as did Obama during the Henry Louis Gates fiasco, the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, and the Ferguson shooting and subsequent riots—quite inappropriately weighs in on current criminal investigations and trials.

“And yet, warts and all, the Trump presidency on all fronts is all that now stands in the way of the completion of what was started in 2009. . .”

https://amgreatness.com/2017/11/06/crossing-the-trump-rubicon/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Don’t Forget Middle East Madness”

“. . . Iran now has the cash to buy almost all the weapons it needs. With ISIS gone, the Kurds increasingly isolated, and the U.S. not likely to remain much longer in the region after the demise of ISIS, Iran will finish building its pathway to the Mediterranean. There will be lots of jihadists, terrorists, and insurgents out of work and eager to fight Israel, much as they did in 2006. Eleven years is a long time without a major Israeli–Islamic Arab war — and so plenty of time for a foolish new generation of Islamists to believe that they can destroy the IDF.
“So this much-needed respite from the Middle East madness may be coming to a close. An empowered Iran is getting richer, and it is watching closely how nuclear North Korea fares in its threats to the U.S. and its allies. Hezbollah, the Assad government, and Iran are waging a veritable proxy war against Saudi Arabia. Lebanon may soon become the Lebanon battleground of the 1970s and 1980s again.
“Which brings us to Israel, out late, great — but most dependable — ally.
“Over the last eight years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was demonized by the Obama administration to the point that Democratic operatives interfered in a foreign election in hopes of defeating Netanyahu at the polls. Israel’s strategic worries were often written off as neuroses by the U.S. security apparat.
“Yet Israel still quietly rises to growing existential threats as if they were the same old, same old “death to Israel” boilerplate. While we fight over the cost, efficacy, symbolism, and ethics of building a wall along our southern border, Israel long ago shrugged and simply built a 440-mile barrier to fence out terrorists. It worked quite well and stopped most suicide bombing. When the U.N., the EU, and the International Court of Justice condemned Israel for doing what now much of Eastern Europe and the Gulf monarchies routinely do to protect their borders, Israel just shrugged. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453473/middle-east-threat-remains-beware-iranian-syrian-hezbollah-attack-israel

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:

LEADS:

InfoWars: “TRUMP: GILLESPIE ‘DID NOT EMBRACE ME OR WHAT I STAND FOR’”

“Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats.”

“Before Election Day, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie and even recorded a robocall, but it did no good. Gillespie lost the Virginia gubernatorial election by an 9-point margin on what turned out to be a very good night for Democrats.

“Don’t blame me, Trump tweeted from South Korea: “Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!”

Virginia has gone blue in each of the past three presidential elections, and Democrats have now won four of the past six Virginia gubernatorial elections.

“(As predicted, New Jersey voters also elected a Democrat as their next governor.)”

https://www.infowars.com/trump-gillespie-did-not-embrace-me-or-what-i-stand-for/

Election Drudge Links 08-08-17

REPUBLICAN NIGHT OF HORROR… 
DEM VICTORIES COAST TO COAST… 
VA: GILLESPIE LOSES BY 8 POINTS [TRUMP ONLY LOST BY 5]…
NJ: CHRISTIE LIEUTENANT CRUSHED IN GOV. RACE…
Trans Candidate Tops Longtime Republican Incumbent…
De Blasio Wins Second Term As NYC Mayor…
Maine becomes first state to expand Medicaid by referendum… 

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Trump Receives Hero’s Welcome in Beijing as Chinese Roll Out The Red Carpet”

“Ever since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shared a slice of chocolate cake at Mar-a-Lago in April, many have speculated about the burgeoning “bromance” between two of the world’s most powerful men.

Well, if anybody had any doubts about thelr “special relationship”, the opulent welcome that the Trump’s received upon landing in Beijing should put them to rest.

A red carpet, military band and flag-waving children met Trump and first lady Melania Trump when they arrived in Beijing. That greeting – which included far more pageantry than is typically bestowed on visiting foreign leaders – was followed by a tour of China’s Forbidden City accompanied by Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan. Following that, they took in an opera performance. Trump also reportedly showed Xi video clips of his grandchildren singing in Chinese. Indeed, a video of Ivanka Trump’s daughter Arabella reciting a Chinese poem went viral on Chinese social media shortly after Trump’s election last year.

The Chinese have promised that Trump would receive what they call a “state visit plus” – with the Trump’s being accorded courtesies that are rarely bestowed on foreign leaders.

““That’s something!” Trump said after the show, as he and Xi walked away. “We’re having a great time.”

As Reuters points out, while the sprawling palace complex in the center of Beijing – where Chinese emperors ruled for more than 500 years – is a regular stop for visiting dignitaries, it is rare for a Chinese leader to provide a personal escort, confirmation of the “state visit-plus” treatment that China had promised for Trump.

In another unusual step, Trump’s official ceremonial welcome at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday will be broadcast live on national television, state broadcaster CCTV said.. .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-08/trump-receives-heros-welcome-beijing-chinese-roll-out-red-carpet

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “House Intel Releases Carter Page’s Testimony”

“The House Intelligence Committee released a lengthy transcript of an interview former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page gave last week.

“Page, an energy consultant, has been at the center of the multiple investigations into possible campaign collusion with Russia because of his appearance in the infamous dossier of research written by former British spy Christopher Steele.

“According to the House committee’s transcript, Page pleaded the Fifth to avoid providing documents sought by the panel. He was subpoenaed on Oct. 4 to appear before the committee.

“According to the transcript, Page reiterated that he has “never, never” met or spoken to President Trump.

He also denied allegations made against him in the dossier, which was financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC and authored by former British spy Christopher Steele. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/06/house-intel-releases-carter-pages-testimony/

Full testimony on Scribd:

https://www.scribd.com/document/363691638/Carter-Page-House-Intelligence-Committee-transcript?irgwc=1&content=27795&campaign=VigLink&ad_group=1726779&keyword=ft500noi&source=impactradius&medium=affiliate

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “‘Explosive’ Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination to Provoke War”

“Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had “declared war” against the kingdom.

“The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:

  • On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri’s shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.
  • The cableurged support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
  • The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in ‘regional subversion.’ 
  • Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the “highest officials” within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics.

“As is already well-known, the Saudi and Israeli common cause against perceived Iranian influence and expansion in places like Syria, Lebanon and Iraq of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the break up of the so-called “Shia crescent” as their primary policy goal in the region. For Israel, Hezbollah has long been its greatest foe, which Israeli leaders see as an extension of Iran’s territorial presence right up against the Jewish state’s northern border.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-07/leaked-secret-israeli-cable-confirms-israeli-saudi-coordination-lebanon

InfoWars: “TRUMP CALLS FOR NORTH KOREA TO ‘MAKE A DEAL’”

Legendary negotiator demonstrating art of the deal

“In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to ‘come to the table’ and ‘make a deal.’

“Trump, in his first day on the Korean peninsula, again pushed Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but sounded an optimistic note, saying confidently, if vaguely, ‘ultimately, it’ll all work out.’ And while he said the United States would use military force if needed, he expressed his strongest inclination yet to deal with rising tensions with Pyongyang through diplomacy.

“‘It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world,’ Trump said during a news conference alongside South Korean president Moon Jae-in. ‘I do see certain movement.’ . . .”

https://www.infowars.com/trump-calls-for-north-korea-to-make-a-deal/

Emma Perry, UK Sun: “SEX PREDATOR – Five MORE women come forward to accuse disgraced movie director Roman Polanski of sexual assault

Disclosure – I once attended high school in northern Italy with Sharon Tate.

“The women, who have submitted their stories via a website called http://www.imetpolanski.com/ , take the total number of alleged Polanski accusers to 10.

“Matan Uziel, from the Real Women Real Stories campaign group which set up the website just days ago, said that five new accusers have been in touch with harrowing and “believable” stories about Polanski, 84, who is still wanted by US authorities over the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

“The accusers, currently only named as “Jane Does” were aged between 9 and 16 when the alleged assaults took place between 1969 and 1976. . .”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4831131/five-more-women-come-forward-to-accuse-disgraced-movie-director-roman-polanski-of-sexual-assault/

RECOMMENDED:

History Lesson: “In the Shadow of Red October”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/Red_October

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-07-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, This barbarian in Texas assassinated people at point-blank range. This killer had a history of instability and violence and under the federal system he wasn’t supposed to have a gun but the federal government failed.

“Meanwhile, Iran is on the move and all these gun control Democrats who voted for the Iran deal, which ensured they will have nukes in 10 years, have no problem with nuclear proliferation. Also, Fusion GPS co-founder, Glenn Simpson, met with a Russian lawyer before and after a key meeting she had last year with Donald Trump Jr. This sure smells like a set up, it sounds like they are linked up with the Russians. Why would Simpson meet with this Russian lawyer if not to coach her and then be debriefed.

“Finally, its election day in states across America. In Virginia, the Democrat Ralph Northam is the new Governor. The reason he won is Fairfax county – any Republican would have to build up a lot of votes in other counties to counter Fairfax’s large Democrat population. The population changes in America are having an impact on election results. We are increasingly becoming a liberal Democrat population because of a number of factors, like importing Democrats from other countries. The more you grow government the more Democrats you will create.

“Also, whatever the media tells you, this Democrat win isn’t a projection of what will happen with President Trump because Trump lost Virginia in the primary and the general election.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/07/november-7-2017/

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Dead Cats: PropertyTaxes?, 11/06/17, (28)27: James Brody

Election Information

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

TAXES: CBS – GOP quietly revises tax bill; Vinik – A hidden 46% bracket.

LEADS: Parry et al. – Texas shooting; Durden – ISR war drill; York – Trump dossier; Schlichter – Dems race to the cliff; NY Post – Haley puts UN on notice; Durden – Saudi purge; Williamson – Bring back political parties; Nolte – Fanny patting at Vox.

NKOR: Drudge links 11-05-17.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-03-17).

 

Important 2017 Election Information

·  Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot……………October 31
·  Last day  County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots……………………………….November 3
·  MUNICIPAL ELECTION ………………….November 7

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON THE BALLOT:

AMENDING THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT EXCLUSION
“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is the existing law?”
Please educate yourself on this matter – some information below
Voters will decide on constitutional change to provide property tax relief
Voters in November will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state constitution that could open the door to provide property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners.
The proposed amendment to Article VIII of the constitution would increase the exclusion level to up to 100 percent of the value of each “homesteads,” or primary residences, in a municipality, county or school district.   More…..www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/voters_will_decide_on_constitu.html
Most in the educational field oppose these bills for obvious reasons.  Although there are innumerable, legitimate arguments against this Property Tax Elimination Bill, the most convincing is stated by PASBO (Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials) in their link entitled: “Bye Bye Local Control.” It states:
www.pasbo.org/Files/BYEBYE%20LOCAL%20.pdf
·  Monies to fund schools would be distributed from the State Treasury, which means that local control and the funding authority of school boards would be decimated.
·  Nearly $2 Billion in tax burdens would shift from businesses to individuals. Link
Other Important Voting Information for November 7th:

Judges elections are very important.  Please go to the PA Family web site below for information on judges running in your County and statewide.  The list changes based on the replies returned by the judge candidates.  In addition, you may have school board candidates, township supervisors, and other local elections that you will vote on.

Please find out the important information needed to make your educated votes.  Above all, please VOTE!  Just a few votes can make the difference.

 

BEFORE YOU VOTE – Please go to the PA Family Council website
https://pafamily.org/2017/10/2017-judicial-guide-for-november-7th-election/.

The PA Family Council sent a questionnaire to judicial candidates asking for their positions on Strict v Living Document interpretation of the Constitution, Roe v Wade, most admired SCOTUS Justice, and more.
See the candidates’ responses.
(Thank you PA Family Council!)

This information was prepared by Lucy Tscherne, Valley Forge Patriots and Linda Hertzog, West Chester Tea Party and distributed by Betty Dunkel, Valley Forge Patriots.

 

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:

TAXES:

CBS: “House GOP quietly revises tax bill to tax income at higher rates over time”

“A day after the GOP unveiled its plan promising middle-class relief, the House’s top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, released a revised version of the bill that would impose a new, lower-inflation “chained CPI” adjustment for tax brackets immediately instead of in 2023. That means more income would be taxed at higher rates over time — and less generous tax cuts for individuals and families.

“The change, posted on the website of the Ways and Means Committee, reduces the value of the tax cuts for ordinary Americans by $89 billion over 10 years compared with the legislation released with fanfare Thursday.

“As wages rise, middle-class taxpayers would have more of their income taxed at the 25 percent rate instead of at 12 percent, for instance.

“‘The bill’s like a dead fish: The more it hangs out in the sunlight, the stinkier it gets,’ Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pronounced after word of Brady’s change. ‘The more people learn about this bill, the less they’re going to like it.’ . . .”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-gop-quietly-changes-tax-bill-to-tax-income-at-higher-rates-over-time/

Danny Vinik, Politico: “The GOP’s hidden 46% tax bracket”

“If you’re rich enough, some of your income is taxed at a rate unseen since the ‘80s.”

“House Republicans claim the tax plan they introduced Thursday keeps the top individual rate unchanged at 39.6 percent—the level at which it’s been capped for much of the past quarter-century. But a little-noticed provision effectively creates a new band in which income is taxed at over 45 percent.

“Thanks to a quirky proposed surcharge, Americans who earn more than $1 million in taxable income would trigger an extra 6 percent tax on the next $200,000 they earn—a complicated change that effectively creates a new, unannounced tax bracket of 45.6 percent.

“It hasn’t been advertised by Republicans, who have described their plan as maintaining the current top tax rate of 39.6 percent. And it goes against decades of GOP orthodoxy that raising taxes on the rich discourages work and reduces economic growth. Reached by phone, Steve Moore, a tax expert at The Heritage Foundation, said the surcharge was news to him. ‘I was just in a briefing with the White House on this,’ he said. ‘They didn’t mention that. It seems kind of bizarre to me.’ . . .”

https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/11/02/the-gops-hidden-46-tax-bracket-000570

LEADS:

Hannah Parry, Valerie Edwards, & Julian Robinson, UK Daily Mail: “Texas church shooter, 26, who killed at least 26 people – including eight members of one family – had been dishonorably discharged from the US Air Force for assaulting his wife and child”

–  At least 26 people were shot dead by the gunman and at least 24 others are being treated for injuries

–  Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, a married father, was wearing black, tactical gear and carrying a military style assault rifle when walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire

– Kelley of New Braunfels, San Antonio, was confronted by a neighbor armed with a rifle who shot him through a gap in his body armor

–  The gunman then fled but was pursued by neighbor Stephen Willeford, 55, and Johnnie Langendorff 

– Kelley lost control of his car during and was found dead inside his car

– It’s still unclear how exactly he died but Sheriff Joe Tackett said it’s possible he committed suicide 

–  One witness told authorities that among those who were shot in the attack was a two-year-old child

– The church pastor Frank Pomeroy said his ‘beautiful’ adopted daughter Annabelle, 14, was killed

– Bryan and Karla Holcombe, and their daughter-in-law Crystal, are also among the dead

– Mother-of-four Joann Ward and her two daughters Brooke, six, and Emily, eight, also died, according to family 

– A LinkedIn account reveals Kelley, who was married, was an Air Force veteran and ex-Bible studies teacher

– He was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force for assaulting his wife and child in 2014 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5052163/Up-27-shot-Texas-church-gunman-opens-fire.html#ixzz4xeovD8lL

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Israel Begins “Largest-Ever Aerial Military Drill”, As Saudis Consider Missile Strike “Act Of War”

“According to Israel Defense,

“‘Throughout the first week of the two-week-long exercise, the international aircrews will acclimate themselves to the base and get to know each other. Throughout the second week, the participants will rehearse complex scenarios and coalition flights.’

During some of the sorties, the participants will fly against the ‘Flying Dragon’ Squadron, the IAF’s aggressor squadron, which will simulate enemy forces via ‘enemy’ aircraft, SAM (Surface-to-air missile) batteries and MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems).  

“Lt. Col. Nadav, Commander of the 133rd Squadron (“Knights of the Twin Tail”), which operates “Baz” (F-15) fighter jets and is heading up the drill says,

‘…the Blue Flag exercise is a significant quantum leap in our ability to hold an exercise and provide our multi-national participants with a quality training experience as performed in Israel. This is a significant milestone in our relationship with the international air forces, some of which are arriving in Israel to train for the first time. This exercise will allow us to continue cooperating with these forces in the future as well.’

“The Indian Air Force sent a C-130J transport plane, other countries sent fighter jets, transport planes and refueling aircraft. Israel Defense notes some other various types of aircraft participating in the war games,

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-05/israel-begins-largest-ever-aerial-military-drill-saudis-consider-missile-strike-act-

Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Byron York: Spinning in circles on the Trump dossier”

“. . . Bankrolled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, guided by the dirt-digging opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele, the dossier’s key allegation is this: “There was a well-developed conspiracy of cooperation between [the Trump campaign] and the Russian leadership.” Steele attributed that claim to “Source E,” whom he described as “an ethnic Russian close associate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.”

“‘What’s relevant is [Steele’s] credibility, the reliability of his sources and the truthfulness of their claims,’ Stephens wrote recently. ‘These check out.’

But do they? In reality, most reasonable people not named Mueller would have to say we don’t know. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-spinning-in-circles-on-the-trump-dossier/article/2639708

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall: “Democrats Drive Toward the Cliff and Hit the Gas”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

We’ve long called the GOP “The Stupid Party,” and it certainly deserves the nickname, but what’s the right family-friendly adjective for the Democrat Party? “The Moronic Party?” “The Mind-Bogglingly Nuts Party?” What moniker best reflects a party you dare not trust with power? These people are to governing as Kevin Spacey is to babysitting.

“Just look at the Democrats’ governor’s race in the Commonwealth of Virginia – to the extent that it’s a race and not one of those weird pilgrimages where the marchers flog themselves every step of the way. Not that Democrats don’t deserve flogging – and it’s only a matter of time before that perversion comes out in the context of some high visibility Hillary supporter/pervert in Hollywood or the media – but what’s happening in Virginia is pretty pathetic even for them. Which makes it all the more delicious. . .”

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/11/06/democrats-drive-toward-the-cliff-and-hit-the-gas-n2405198

NY Post: “Nikki Haley puts the UN on notice

“US Ambassador Nikki Haley keeps on calling out the nonsense that’s become routine at the United Nations.

“In a Wednesday speech to the General Assembly before a vote on the yearly resolution calling for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, she let the assembled diplomats in on the truth: The annual debate is ‘political theater’ and a waste of time meant ‘to deflect attention from the regime that is actually responsible for the suffering of the Cuban people.’

“‘Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,’ she said. ‘This assembly does not have the power to end the US embargo. It is based in US law, which only the United States Congress can change.’

“Noting that Washington under then-President Barack Obama abstained on last year’s vote, she explained, “To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: As is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken.”

“That is, ‘They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations.’

“Indeed: a tough-talking, feisty, proudly American ambassador. What a relief.”

http://nypost.com/2017/11/02/nikki-haley-puts-the-un-on-notice/

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “In Shocking Purge, Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens of Others in Cabinet Crackdown”

“In a shocking development, Saudi press Al Mayadeen reported late on Saturday that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from the new anti-corruption committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while Royal princes’ private planes have been grounded.

Among those fired and/or arrested are the head of National Royal Guards, Miteb Bin Abdullah, the Minister of Economy and Planning, Adel Fakeih, and Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, the Commander of the Saudi Naval Forces.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-04/shocking-purge-saudi-king-arrests-billionaire-prince-bin-talal-others-anti-money-lau

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Bring Back Political Parties”

“. . . So the Clintons have been involved in something dirty and self-serving. Dog bites man. The sun also rises. A is A. Julianne Moore is starring in a movie that nobody wants to see. Keith Olbermann said something stupid.

“Muppet News Flash.

“Americans at large seemed to have lost their passion for the Clintons in 2016, when Herself went down in ignominious defeat (to my great surprise) in a race against a content-free game-show host with a lighthearted attitude toward sexual battery and a cv full of bankruptcies. But Democrats had not lost their love for Clan Clinton, and no amount of scandal — dodgy cattle-futures trading, law-firm records that modulate electron-like between localized and delocalized states, intern diddling and perjury about intern-diddling and suborning perjury about intern-diddling, Whitewater, travel-office shenanigans, Gennifer Flowers, using state troopers as pimps, Chi-Com fundraisers, pardons for politically connected dirt-bags, ill-gotten gains for the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi and lies about Benghazi, email shenanigans — was ever going to change their mind.

“Until it did. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453432/dnc-corruption-shows-how-political-parties-should-work

John Nolte, Breitbart: “Vox Media Dismisses Two – 8 Members of Elite Media Accused of Misconduct towards Female Staffers”

“. . . Vox Media is a left-wing media outlet, home to Ezra Klein’s “explanatory journalism,” The Verge, Recode, and a half-dozen other “progressive” sites.

The company has posed for years as a moral authority on the issue of sexual harassment. Last year, and with great fanfare, the company announced an initiative to stop online harassment.

Vox’s unnamed employee and Lockhart Steel, along with NBC’s Mark Halperin, NPR’s Michael Oreskes, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, the New Republic’s Hamilton Fish and Leon Wieseltier, and Mother Jones’s David Corn, now add up to eight members of the elite media accused of everything from indifference to harassment to groping.

And yet, the cover-up continues.

Those within the elite media with something to lose by admitting they knew and did nothing continue to claim they knew nothing. Meanwhile, those with nothing to lose (or gain) by saying so continue to inform us that almost every one of these cases was either an “open secret” or previously reported to a media company in the form of a harassment complaint. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/04/vox-media-dismisses-two-8-members-elite-media-now-accused-sexual-misconduct/

NKOR:

Drudge Links 11-05-17
Trump to Meet Putin During Asia Tour…
‘Tyrants and Dictators’ Warned of American Strength…
‘Samurai’ Japan urged to shoot down NK missiles…
Kim greet with test?
Pentagon: Securing nukes requires ground invasion…

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

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

MARK LEVIN (11-03-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump keeps saying the Republican tax plan is the biggest tax cut in American history. But the biggest tax cuts in history were the Ronald Reagan tax cuts. Republicans sound like leftists today. While they are cutting rates for many people, they are slashing deductions. There ought to be tax cuts across the board. Instead, they are creating a new 46% tax bracket. This bracket will negatively affect small business owners. They should slash spending and taxes across the board.

“Also, in order to reduce the corporate income tax, which they should, they are slamming it to millions of Americans. Why? Because they will not cut government. (emph added, jb) The Republicans are buying into the class warfare games of the Left, being careful to not give tax cuts to the so-called “rich.” The result is that this new tax cut is barely a tax cut at all.

“After that, climate change and enviro-statism have been supported by the government for years. It’s not man who affects the climate, but the sun. Enviro-statists don’t care so they will put together bigger and thicker reports. This ideology was imported from Europe into the U.S. It is called the Degrowth Movement and aims to destroy our industries, including, oil, steel and rubber.

“Later, Kristen Gillibrand has introduced a bill to combat sexual harassment in Congress. What a disgrace Congress is, much like Hollywood. If Gillibrand wants to combat sexual harassment in Congress, give us the names of the harassers, so we can know who they are and vote them out of office. Many of these institutions in D.C. are corrupt and worse than corrupt. Why in the world do we want them to have more and more control in our lives?”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/03/november-3-2017/

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Dead Cats: Yulia, 11/03/17, (28)26: James Brody

Election Information

Goldberg – Both parties are doomed?

HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Sites.

TAXES: McPherson – Tax bill; Drudge links.

LEADS: Brazile – Hillary’s secret takeover; Durden – Uranium thru Canada; Snyder – How Hillary cheated; Spiering – DJT challenges Sessions; Brown – Tymoshenko warned us.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity Film – Let There Be Light; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-02-17).

 

Important 2017 Election Information

·  Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot……………October 31
·  Last day  County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots……………………………….November 3
·  MUNICIPAL ELECTION ………………….November 7

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON THE BALLOT:

AMENDING THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT EXCLUSION
“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is the existing law?”
Please educate yourself on this matter – some information below
Voters will decide on constitutional change to provide property tax relief
Voters in November will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state constitution that could open the door to provide property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners.
The proposed amendment to Article VIII of the constitution would increase the exclusion level to up to 100 percent of the value of each “homesteads,” or primary residences, in a municipality, county or school district.   More…..www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/voters_will_decide_on_constitu.html
Most in the educational field oppose these bills for obvious reasons.  Although there are innumerable, legitimate arguments against this Property Tax Elimination Bill, the most convincing is stated by PASBO (Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials) in their link entitled: “Bye Bye Local Control.” It states:
www.pasbo.org/Files/BYEBYE%20LOCAL%20.pdf
·  Monies to fund schools would be distributed from the State Treasury, which means that local control and the funding authority of school boards would be decimated.
·  Nearly $2 Billion in tax burdens would shift from businesses to individuals. Link
Other Important Voting Information for November 7th:

Judges elections are very important.  Please go to the PA Family web site below for information on judges running in your County and statewide.  The list changes based on the replies returned by the judge candidates.  In addition, you may have school board candidates, township supervisors, and other local elections that you will vote on.

Please find out the important information needed to make your educated votes.  Above all, please VOTE!  Just a few votes can make the difference.

 

BEFORE YOU VOTE – Please go to the PA Family Council website
https://pafamily.org/2017/10/2017-judicial-guide-for-november-7th-election/.

The PA Family Council sent a questionnaire to judicial candidates asking for their positions on Strict v Living Document interpretation of the Constitution, Roe v Wade, most admired SCOTUS Justice, and more.
See the candidates’ responses.
(Thank you PA Family Council!)

This information was prepared by Lucy Tscherne, Valley Forge Patriots and Linda Hertzog, West Chester Tea Party and distributed by Betty Dunkel, Valley Forge Patriots.

 

Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “Could It Be that Both Parties Are Doomed?”

“This much is certain: Neither of them is in good health.

“For all the obvious reasons, the Republican party gets most of the attention these days. For starters, it controls the White House, the Senate, and the House, and the party in power always warrants more scrutiny, even when it’s operating smoothly.
“Of course, that’s not happening.
“The GOP is running as smoothly as a dry Slip ’N Slide made from sandpaper. That the party is as dysfunctional as the human-resources department at the Weinstein Company stems from a host of ideological, political, and structural problems that are only compounded by the fact that the president grabs the public’s attention like a spider monkey running through a church with a lit stick of dynamite.
“The Democratic party, meanwhile, has gotten drunk on the spectacle. And as with many a drunk, it’s grown oblivious to its own decrepitude. Like a bitter lush sitting in his own filth amid a sea of empty bottles, moldering pizza boxes, and fried-chicken bones, it shouts at the TV and boasts how it could do better.
“Donna Brazile, the longtime high-ranking Democratic functionary, was made interim chair of the party shortly before the 2016 election in the wake of revelations that the previous chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, seemed to be playing favorites in the primaries, tilting the scales toward Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders. In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Hacks, Brazile reports that Wasserman Schultz wasn’t simply partial toward Clinton. She was in fact Clinton’s vassal.
“It’s widely known that Barack Obama left the Democratic party in shambles. On his watch, the party lost more than 1,000 elective offices at the federal, state, and local levels. One underreported reason for this is that Obama opted to create a parallel institution out of his 2012 campaign outfit, Organizing for America. The renamed Organizing for Action siphoned money and the president’s energies from the DNC.
“Brazile reports that the party was so hollowed out with debt that Hillary Clinton essentially scooped it up in a distress sale. Wasserman Schultz cut a deal with the Clinton campaign in which Clinton would raise millions ostensibly for the party, particularly at the state level. But those funds were sluiced back into the Clinton campaign coffers in Brooklyn, and the campaign extracted de facto control of the party’s messaging and hiring. Team Clinton mocked Sanders as a paranoid dotard for claiming that the Democratic primary system was rigged against him. As it happens, his paranoia didn’t go far enough. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453385/democrats-republicans-both-parties-dysfunctional-unhealthy

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:

TAXES:

Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call: “House GOP Tax Bill Keeps 39.6% Rate for High Earners, Cuts Corporate Rate to 20%”

“Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady gathering feedback for changes to be made before Monday markup

“House Republicans’ long-awaited tax overhaul bill will keep the top individual rate at 39.6 percent for high-income earners and will immediately and permanently cut the corporate rate to 20 percent.

“The legislation seeks to revamp the tax code in a major way for the first time since 1986, incorporating long-sought goals of congressional Republicans to keep more money in the pockets of individuals and families and boost incentives for businesses by closing loopholes.

“The bill would collapse seven tax brackets for individuals to four brackets with rates of 12, 25, 35 and 39.6 percent.

“The bill would also increase the standard deduction so single filers earning up to $12,000 and joint filers earning up to $24,000 would pay no income tax.

“The measure includes an increase in the child tax credit from $1,000 to $1,600 per qualifying child. The child tax credit expansion is part of a new family credit that also includes a $300 credit for each parent and non-child dependent to help with everyday expenses.

“The mortgage interest deduction is maintained in full for existing mortgages, but future homebuyers would only be able to deduct interest paid on the first $500,000 of the total cost of their mortgage.

“Retirement incentives for 401(k)s and IRAs are also maintained.

And the estate tax, criticized by Republicans as a “death tax,” will be fully repealed under the plan, but not for six years. In the interim, the bill would double the estate tax exemption.

 

‘A provision that is expected to draw some opposition is the capping of a deduction for state and local property taxes at $10,000. The bill would eliminate the incentive that allows taxpayers to deduct state and local income or sales taxes.

“House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady has said he will consider feedback he receives as he looks to make additional changes in a chairman’s mark to be released in advance of the committee markup. The markup is scheduled to begin Monday and last for several days.

“The initial round of feedback will come as Brady and GOP leaders brief the House Republican Conference on the plan Thursday morning. Feedback from interest groups and lobbyists will start flooding in soon after. . .”

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/hold-house-gop-tax-bill-keeps-39-6-rate-for-millionaires-cuts-corporate-rate-to-20

Drudge Links 11-3-17

Republicans Release Tax Plan…
DETAILS…
WSJ: Half a Reform…
Hidden 46% bracket…
RAND PAUL: Congress has bought into ‘class warfare’…

 

LEADS:

Donna Brazile, Politico: “Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC”

“When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

“I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.

“So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.

“Debbie was not a good manager. She hadn’t been very interested in controlling the party—she let Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired so she didn’t have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was. How much control Brooklyn had and for how long was still something I had been trying to uncover for the last few weeks.

“By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart. . .”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Obama Admin Lied; New Memos Reveal Uranium One Exports to “Europe and Asia” via Canada”

“As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, behind the scenes, far removed from the sight of CNN and MSNBC, the Uranium One scandal, in which the Obama administration approved a deal that handed a Russian-controlled corporation20% of America’s uranium reserves despite the existence of an FBI investigation into ongoing illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes, is slowly spiraling out of control…despite CNN’s continued ignorance of the topic.

“By now we’re sure that most of our readers are well aware that Obama’s approval of the Uranium One deal seemingly landed the Clinton Foundation some $145 million in donations and a $500,000 speaking gig for former President Bill Clinton from a very thankful Russian bank. . .

“That said, one thing that you probably don’t know yet, primarily because of the Obama administration’s proactive attempt conceal such information, is that despite repeated assurances from Congress and Obama’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission that U.S. uranium reserves wouldn’t leave U.S. shores, it, in fact, did.

“As The Hill points out today, assurances that U.S. uranium would not be exported to foreign countries was a key sticking point when Congress reviewed the deal back in 2010.  As such, repeated assurances were provided that such exports would never occur…here are just a couple of examples of those assurances – “

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-02/obama-admin-lied-new-memos-reveal-uranium-one-yellowcake-exported-europe-and-asia-ca

Michael Snyder, American Dream: “The Amazing True Story Of How Hillary Clinton Secretly Cheated Bernie Sanders Out Of A Fair Shot At The Democratic Nomination”

Hat Tip – Info Wars

“Yes, Hillary Clinton really did steal the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders, but most people have absolutely no idea how she actually did it.  In the end, it was all about the money.  A secret joint fundraising agreementthat was made between the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America gave the Clinton campaign full control of the Democratic Party nearly a year before she officially won the nomination.  Normally, a presidential candidate for a major party would only be permitted to take full control once the nomination had been secured.  But in Hillary’s case, her campaign had a stranglehold over the Democratic National Committee virtually the entire time she was engaged in a heated battle with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. . .”

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-amazing-true-story-of-how-hillary-clinton-secretly-cheated-bernie-sanders-out-of-a-fair-shot-at-the-democratic-nomination

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart: “Donald Trump Challenges Jeff Sessions: ‘Where Is Our Justice Department’ on Hillary Clinton?”

“President Donald Trump signaled frustration with the Justice Department’s falure to respond to the ongoing scandals involving the Clinton family, the DNC, the FBI, and the “phony” Russian sourced dossier.

“A lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday morning before leaving for his trip to Asia.

Trump said that the Justice Department should be investigating Democrats and the Clintons, sharing several oberservations on Twitter.

“This is real collusion and dishonesty,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday night, responding to Donna Brazile’s revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was controlling DNC operations and fundraising well before winning her primary. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/03/donald-trump-justice-department-hillary-clinton/

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason: Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago

“Why didn’t the Obama administration do anything?

“Yulia Tymoshenko warned us about Paul Manafort years ago.

In a civil complaint, the former Ukrainian prime minister accused Manafort—who would go on to chair Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign—of conspiring with Ukrainian and Russian partners to launder dirty money through “a labyrinth of shell companies” in the U.S.

These companies, it claims, “were solely used for purposes of furthering the unlawful objectives” of people like Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian businessman indicted in 2009 for U.S. racketeering and money laundering, and Russian crime boss Semyon Mogilevich, who made the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list for suspected fraud, racketeering, and money laundering.

Documents filed in the civil action reveal many similar allegations to those Manafort and Gates are now facing at the hands of U.S. Department of Justice special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

On Monday, a federal grand jury indicted the former Trump-campaign chairman and Rick Gates, a Manafort business associate, for conspiracy to launder money, making false statements, failing to register as an agent of foreign principal, and failing to file reports on foreign bank accounts. (For a detailed breakdown of the charges, see Popehat.) They pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon.

The DOJ indictment accuses Manafort and Gates of “extensive lobbying” in the U.S. on behalf of Ukrainian interests and “in connection with the roll out of a report concerning the Tymoshenko trial commissioned by the Government of Ukraine.”

http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/31/tymoshenko-warned-us-about-paul-manafort

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MARK LEVIN (11-02-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, The Republican tax reform plan is 85% good but the whole theory behind it is somewhat schizophrenic. There are tax cuts, but the elimination of some tax deductions and tax credits are effectively a tax increase for some people. There should be no increase in taxes for anybody. One thing this does not do, which the Democrats are saying, it doesn’t give the rich a damn thing. But the Republicans are sounding like good little Marxists. They’re worried about class warfare rather than slashing taxes across the board.

“In addition, John Solomon calls in to talk about the Uranium One Deal. One of the main talking points of the Democrats is that after they approved Uranium One, no uranium left U.S. soil. However, the uranium was sent through the back door to Canada and made its way to Russia.

“Also, what did Robert Mueller do about this as he was FBI Director during the time of this deal? The FBI won’t say what Mueller knew when which is incredible. Later, Attorney’s for Paul Manafort defended him on Thursday as a successful international consultant who has done nothing wrong and poses no threat to fleeing the country. Now Robert Mueller is going after Manafort’s insurance policy. They want to bankrupt him and Rick Gates and try to drain their incomes. What Mueller is doing is completely out of control and grotesque.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/02/november-2-2017/

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