CORNWELL & BECKER – Donnie attacks rebels; MARTIN – Support the House Freedom Caucus; STRAUSS – PSAT Scores; HANNITY – Evie Farkas; MARSHALL – Your web trails.
PA: KNEPPER – Budget strategy.
NOTE: HANNITY – Moore to survive apocalypse.
Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP
Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:
*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:
To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.
The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.
We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.
*Northeast Church Security Network:
To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.
-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!
*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.
For home and outdoor use.
We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.
Our keynote speakers:
-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA
-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network
-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty
-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)
-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee
-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.
-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY. -Thank you.
Janet: Obama Care:
There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.
The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.
Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.
ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman
Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me
D.C. office (202) 225-2011
Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323
Rep. Ryan Costello
https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315
West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982
For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/
Susan Cornwell & Amanda Becker, YAHOO!: “Republican disarray deepens as Trump attacks rebel conservatives”
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican conservatives who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, escalating a feud within his party that jeopardizes the new administration’s legislative agenda.
“Trump threatened to try to defeat members of the Freedom Caucus – a bloc of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives – in next year’s congressional elections if they continued to defy him.
“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.
“House conservatives fought back.
“Most people don’t take well to being bullied,” said Representative Justin Amash, who compared Trump’s approach to what a child does when he wants to “get his way.”
“Representative Raul Labrador, one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus, urged Trump in a tweet to “Remember who your real friends are. We’re trying to help you succeed.”
“Trump’s deteriorating relationship with Republican House conservatives could make it harder for him to pass his legislative agenda, which includes rewriting the U.S. tax code, revisiting a healthcare overhaul and funding construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. . .”
Jenny Beth Martin: Support the House Freedom Caucus
House Freedom Caucus Members
Mark Meadows of North Carolina
Justin Amash of Michigan
Brian Babin of Texas
Joe Barton of Texas
Andy Biggs of Arizona
Rod Blum of Iowa
Dave Brat of Virginia
Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma
Mo Brooks of Alabama
Ken Buck of Colorado
Warren Davidson of Ohio
Ron DeSantis of Florida
Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee
Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
Trent Franks of Arizona
Tom Garrett Jr. of Virginia
Louie Gohmert of Texas
Paul Gosar of Arizona
Morgan Griffith of Virginia
Andy Harris of Maryland
Jody Hice of Georgia
Jim Jordan of Ohio
Raúl Labrador of Idaho
Alex Mooney of West Virginia
Gary Palmer of Alabama
Steve Pearce of New Mexico
Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
Bill Posey of Florida
Mark Sanford of South Carolina
David Schweikert of Arizona
Randy Weber of Texas
Ted Yoho of Florida
Valerie Strauss, WaPo: How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students — and what the College Board does with it”
“The SAT has traditionally been used as a college entrance exam but it, and the ACT, also a college entrance exam, are increasingly being used as high school tests. In fact, 25 states now require that high school students take them for school accountability and other purposes, Education Week reported here.
“The protection of personal data is in the news with the recent passage by Congress of legislation that eliminates landmark online privacy protectionsestablished by the Obama administration. It removes limits that had been placed on Internet service providers — such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — on how they can use data they collect on their customers, including browsing habits and Social Security numbers. Privacy advocates are especially concerned with how this will affect young people. . .”
Hannity: “Uh Oh: Former Obama Official Admits She ‘Urged’ Intelligence Gathering On Trump Team”
“Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, has publicly admitted that that efforts were made to gather intelligence on Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia prior to Trump taking office. Farkas made the stunning admission during a March 2nd interview on MSNBC.
“‘I was urging my former colleagues, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration,” Farkas told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.
“In claiming she spoke to “people on the Hill”, Farkas seemingly acknowledges that members of congress were made aware of the intelligence gathering scheme. Farkas went on to explain the efforts of colleagues to spread the information to congress.
“‘So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia,” Farkas said. “So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were trying to also help get information to the Hill.’ . . . ”
Jack Marshall, WSJ: “With Washington’s Blessing, Telecom Giants Can Mine Your Web History”
“Congress’s repeal of FCC privacy rules could be data boon for Verizon, Comcast, AT&T
“What if your telecom company tracked the websites you visit, the apps you use, the TV shows you watch, the stores you shop at and the restaurants you eat at, and then sold that information to advertisers?
“In theory, it’s possible, given the stance Washington is taking on online privacy.
“Lawmakers on Tuesday voted to overturn privacy rules that required telecom companies to get customers’ permission before sharing their web-browsing and app usage history with third parties. The White House said Wednesday President Donald Trump intends to sign the measure into law.
“Undoing the rules, which had been adopted last fall by the Federal Communications Commission but hadn’t gone into effect, is a boon to Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. and AT&T Inc., which are all in the process of building data-driven digital ad businesses to complement the broadband, wireless and TV services they offer.
“The telecom providers had argued the rules put them at a competitive disadvantage to online ad giants Google and Facebook, which generally aren’t regulated by the FCC.
Google and Facebook have built huge businesses powered by reams of data they collect about consumers’ online actions, both on their own properties and across the web. That trove of information largely explains their dominance — combined, they have a roughly 47% share of the global digital ad market, according to eMarketer.
“But online advertising executives say telecom providers potentially have access to more powerful data than the two tech powerhouses. Their networks — both wired and wireless — could give them a window into nearly everything a user is doing on the web. . .”
Leo Knepper, CAP: ““We’ll Figure It Out Later” is a Bad Strategy for Budgeting”
“Last June the General Assembly and Governor included money generated from expanded “gaming” (i.e. gambling) in their calculations to pay for a massive increase in spending. Including those funds in the budget was problematic because they didn’t pass legislation at that time to actually expand gambling. Fast forward nine months and the General Assembly is still trying to hammer out the details of what the gambling expansion would entail.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Governor’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year includes revenue from expanded gambling. However, there is still a significant amount of back and forth about what the expansion would include. The discussion now centers on legalizing some 40,000 illegal “video gaming” terminals across the state.
“According to proponents of the legislation, they are not creating any new gambling. Rather they are regulating and taxing an activity that is already taking place illegally via video poker machines and similar devices in bars and social clubs. Furthermore, they estimate that the taxes from these newly taxed devices will generate $100 million in revenue for the state in the first year and up to $500 million per year afterward. There is a reason to be skeptical of these claims. In 2014 New Jersey legalized online gaming. Since people could gamble from the comfort of their homes, they estimated that the activity would generate $160 million the first year. In reality, online gambling only made $10.7 million in revenue for New Jersey.
While the comparison between Pennsylvania and New Jersey is not apples-to-apples, lawmakers should be cautious about overly optimistic revenue projections. Relying on unknown sources of income or overly optimistic projections is no way to manage the finances of the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, that is the path that the General Assembly and Governor continue to take.”
Hannity: Michael Moore
“On Tuesday, President Trump rescinded a host of Obama administration regulations on energy, coal, climate change, and environmental protections, prompting liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to lose-it on social media.
“Trump’s elimination of these rules aims to cut the burdensome regulations on energy production and promote American energy independence. Michael Moore thinks the President’s move will have some pretty serious consequences: the end of mankind.
“The leftist documentarian blasted the new executive orders on twitter, saying, “Historians in the near future will mark today… as the day the extinction of human life on earth began.”
“Apparently, Moore believes that historians will miraculously survive the coming apocalypse.”