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REPORT: This Supreme Court Justice To “Retire” In Next Few Weeks

Giving conservatives control of the Supreme Court for decades was one of the most compelling reasons to support Trump’s candidacy.

Even Republicans who hated him seem to have understood that.

From Young Conservatives

Trump has already hit a home run with Justice Gorsuch.

What’s next?

According to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Justice Kennedy could step down as early as next week.

If that’s true (you never know with MSNBC) that’s great news for conservatives.

Newt Gingrich accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday of trying to destroy, undermine and cripple Donald Trump’s presidency.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday of trying to destroy, undermine and cripple Donald Trump’s presidency.

From Washington Examiner

“Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency,” Gingrich said on Twitter Thursday.

“Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump’s life and his associates lives.very dangerous,” Gingrich continued.

“The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything,” he said in a third tweet.

The deep state is a reference to anonymous government officials from the Obama administration who are working against Trump’s presidency.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice.

The president said Thursday the expansion of the probe is the work of his political opponents, who are moving from one fake allegation to the next in an effort to destroy his presidency.

Gingrich previously praised Mueller as a “superb choice” for special counsel. But on Monday, the former House speaker reversed course and said Republicans were “delusional” for thinking the former FBI director was going to be fair in his investigation, citing his decision to hire lawyers who have donated to Democrats

CAN WE SUCCEED IN AFGHANISTAN?

In Afghanistan, we’re the Redcoats. And for a substantial portion of the country’s ethnic-Pashtun majority, the Taliban, however cruel and odious we find them, are the Minutemen.

The stock response you’ll get from any US general is that “the Afghans hate the Taliban.” If that is so, how is it that, after 16 years of US and NATO expenditure of blood and treasure, the ragtag Taliban, backed only by Pakistan, dominate or contest half the country?

Even our politically correct counterinsurgency doctrine — which has not achieved enduring success anywhere — acknowledges that insurgencies require the support of the population to succeed. Since 2001, the Taliban have faced as many as 140,000 US and NATO troops (the peak number in 2011). And no one supplied the Taliban with helicopters, artillery, armored vehicles and training, as we did for the Afghans.

Yet, the Taliban continue to defeat the Afghan National Army, on which we have lavished so much money and training. They could not do this without active support and passive tolerance from the population. Nor can we insist that the population only cooperates because they’re afraid.

Pashtun sons still join the Taliban, despite the heavy casualties we’ve inflicted.
One of our most-revered generals has told me repeatedly over the years that the Taliban are inept on the battlefield. Mimicking his Vietnam-era counterparts, he misses the point. No, Taliban fighters can’t compete one-on-one with US troops. Yet, they keep on fighting, against terrible odds, while the Afghan forces we back seek to avoid battle.

Isn’t it time to stop lying to ourselves?
Now President Trump must decide whether to send several thousand more US troops to Afghanistan to serve as trainers and facilitators (we currently have 8,400 troops in the country). Shouldn’t we ask ourselves how a total of 14,000 US troops (plus a few thousand allies) will achieve what 140,000 US and NATO troops could not?

Consider just a few of the problems we face:
* Our military leadership clearly doesn’t grasp the principle of “sunk costs,” that you can’t redeem a failed investment by investing more.

* While fighting the Taliban we continue to raise the prospect of bringing Taliban elements into a unity government. Is that what our troops died for over 16 bloody years? We’re failing, and we’re desperate.
* Then there’s the complaint that “If we leave, we’ll have to go back.” Well, going back and whacking terrorists every decade or so would have proven a lot cheaper than trying to turn Kabul into Denver. Strategic raids work — precisely what we initially did in Afghanistan in 2001. Nation-building in traditional cultures doesn’t work — what we tried from 2002 on.

* Knowing the risks, young Afghans volunteer to fight for the Taliban but are reluctant to serve in the Afghan National Army — where officers sell ammunition to the enemy and steal the money intended to feed their troops. Meanwhile, we defend a shamelessly corrupt elite whose thieving of billions we enabled out of expedience. Why would Afghans fight for a government that robs them?

* If Afghans won’t unite to save their own country, we cannot do it for them, no matter how many troops we send, how much we spend or how long we stay.

* Horrid though the Taliban are to us, we must accept that many Afghans just don’t want what we want them to want. We won’t accept that people choose to live in devotional squalor and torture their women, but they do.

Sending a few thousand more troops to Afghanistan sounds like small change, but it would tie down many more. That matters because Afghanistan is strategically worthless to us, even as we face a grave challenge from North Korea, an all-but-inevitable clash with the Revolutionary Guards holding Iran and the Middle East hostage, and a civilizational threat from Russia’s reinvigorated barbarism.

What should we do? A reasonable compromise would be to reduce US troop numbers in Afghanistan to those essential for targeting Islamic State in Khorasan (the local ISIS franchise) and al Qaeda. Use contractors to train Afghan forces. Continue to equip those forces — but under strict anti-corruption guidelines.

And if Afghans won’t fight for their own country, be ready to leave completely.
During our Revolution, the wealthy Tories of Manhattan supported the Crown because it served their interests. Today, corrupt Afghans in Kabul whom we have enriched support our presence and tell us everything we want to hear. But the ill-armed, shabby rebels are out there, determined to win.

President Trump CRUSHES Obama in First Four Months Comparison

It’s now six months since the Presidential election which was held on November 8th, 2016 and almost four months since President Trump’s Inauguration on January 20th. 

How is President Trump doing?  The main stream media (MSM) and Democrat Party insist that  President Trump should be impeached.  But is this reasonable?  Perhaps the best measurement of President Trump’s first few months in office is to compare President Trump with President Obama, the MSM’s ideal and perceived greatest President.

So here it is – a comparison between Presidents Trump and Obama in their first six months since their respective election wins and in their first nearly four months in their Presidencies.     

The Economy – US Stock Market

In President Trump’s first few months since the election and since his inauguration the US Stock Markets are at record highs and millions of Americans are benefitting in their retirement savings accounts. 

In President Trump’s first few months since the election and since his inauguration the US Stock Markets are at record highs and millions of Americans are benefitting in their retirement savings accounts. 

* The DOW daily closing stock market average has risen 14% since the election on November 8th.  (On November 9th the DOW closed at 18,332 – on May 12th the DOW closed at 20,896).
* Since the Inauguration on January 20th the DOW is up more than 5%.  (It was at 19,827 at January 20th for an increase of more than 1,000 points.)
* The DOW took just 66 days to climb from 19,000 to above 21,000, the fastest 2,000 point run ever.  The DOW closed above 19,000 for the first time on November 22nd and closed above 21,000 on March 1st.
* The DOW closed above 20,000 on January 25th and the March 1st rally matched the fastest-ever 1,000 point increase in the DOW at 24 days.
* The US Stock Market gained $2 trillion in wealth since Trump was elected!
* The S&P 500 broke $20 Trillion for the first time in its history.
* In the history of the DOW, going back to January 1901, the DOW record for most continuous closing high trading days was set in January of 1987 when Ronald Reagan was President. The DOW set closing highs an amazing 12 times in a row that month.  On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagan when the DOW reached a new high for its 12th day in a row!

The stock markets under President Obama moved in the exact opposite direction in the first few months after President Obama’s election win over Republican Senator John McCain. 

 

* The DOW daily closing stock market average tanked (went down) -14% between Obama’s election win on November 4th, 2008 and May 13, 2009.  (On November 4th the DOW closed at 9,625 – on May 13th the DOW closed at 8,284.  It went down more than 1,300 points).  This is the opposite direction of President Trump’s rally.

The Economy – US Debt

As of today, President Trump decreased the US Debt since his inauguration by $100 Billion.  

President Obama on the other hand increased the US debt in his first four months by $629 Billion.

The difference between Presidents Trump and Obama here is nearly three quarters of a trillion dollars!

The Economy – Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump added a projected 738,000 jobs in his first four months (January through April 2017.)   President Obama on the other hand lost more than 3 million jobs in his first four months.  (President Obama was so bad at creating jobs that by the end of his second term he said that jobs were not coming back.)

The Economy – Unemployment

Also according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump decreased unemployment every month since his inauguration (January through April 2017.)   The unemployment rate in January 2017 was 4.8% and by April it was down to 4.4%.

President Obama on the other hand again moved in the opposite direction.  In his first four months as President the US unemployment rate increased each month from 7.8% in January 2009 to 9% by April of 2009.

The Economy – Economic Outlook

The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high in February 2017 shortly after President Trump was sworn into office.  The index reached 43 in February which was the best outlook since 1983 under President Reagan.

In Obama’s first four months in office (January through April of 2009) the best manufacturing index activity rating was a negative -25.   

The difference here is greater than 50% with Obama again going in the wrong direction.

The Economy – Housing Sales

Housing sales are red-hot in the US right now.  In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days. 

According to the US Census Bureau, there were nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were in 2009 during the same time period.  (The annualized housing sales for March 2017 is reported at 621,000 where in 2009 this amount was only 339,000.)

Other Comparisons Between Presidents Trump and Obama

Illegal immigration is down 67% since President Trump’s Inauguration.  President Obama opened up the US borders and Trump has drastically shut down illegal immigration.

NATO announced Allied spending is up $10 Billion because of President Trump.  (According to a top general, Obama viewed NATO as a threat rather than a peace alliance.)

Foreign Policy

President Obama’s foreign policy left President Trump with a mess.

When President Obama took over the Presidency in 2009 Iraq was as safe as it had ever been.  Within a few short years it became a mess and ISIS was formedLibya is also a mess today with it being ISIS’s strongest branch outside Iraq/Syria.  Iran, the world’s leader in terrorism, recently reportedly forwarded millions in cold hard cash to terrorist group Hezbollah.

To date President Trump has had little time to address all the foreign policy mess emanating from the Obama Administration but if he handles these as well as he has the economy Americans will be in a much safer place.

Overall based on the above data it is clear that President Trump is doing a solid, if not excellent job.

The mainstream liberal media won’t report this, but when looking at the numbers, President Trump the businessman crushes the former community organizer Barack Obama.

House Votes On Whether Or Not To Allow Sharia Law In America….Here Is The HUGE Decision

Former president Barack Obama and his Democrats wanted us to believe that Muslims are good and kind, that they’re just a bunch of unfortunate people forced to leave their homelands.

Obama wanted you to think that these poor people are just here to assimilate and leave the American dream. No, they don’t want to live the American dream, but take it. Most Muslims come to this country to shoot and run over innocent people just because they want.

America went through hell during Obama’s presidency, because the former president didn’t fight against terrorists. Moreover, he armed them. Have you ever seen Obama do anything to blast terrorists? No, he supported Muslims and gave them more rights than Americans will ever have.

Now Muslims are trying to plant their Sharia law in every institution across the country. Is this what Obama referred to when he said that “Muslims are here to assimilate?”

This law is the most terrible of them all. According to this law, you can get killed for being a gay, and rape victims can’t do anything to punish rapists. Can you believe this? President Donald Trump will never allow anything like this, and he was clear about this during his presidential campaign.

The good news is that the House passed a new bill that bans “the application of foreign law.” Democrats and Muslims aren’t quite happy about it, and they complain that the new bill only targets Muslims, and approves xenophobia and racism. Really?

“We’ve heard a lot of discussions about this being a religious law and specifically directed at preventing Sharia law and I just don’t read it that way,” explained Republican Theresa Hamilton.

Sandy Montgomery had a similar opinion. “We have allowed legal immigrants, illegal immigrants and now refugees to take advantage of our law and culture to take up their own agendas. They have no intention to abide by our laws, nor are they interested in assimilating to our culture,” she said.

 

Bill O’Reilly Gives EXCLUSIVE First Interview Since Being Fired By Fox. Says This Shocking Thing About Liberals

Bill O’Reilly was the face of Fox News for decades and is widely considered the king of cable news.

That fell apart recently when he was forced out from Fox News due to allegations of sexual harassment.

Nothing has been proven. But, he did end up settling out of court.

He spoke out for the first time today. Here you go.

Young Conservatives reports:

From Breitbart:

O’Reilly said, “This was a hit. In the weeks to come, we’re going to be able to explain some of it. It has to do with destroying voices that the far left and the organized left-wing cabal doesn’t like. That’s the general tone. I can’t get specific. There’s a lot of legality here.”

He said soon he will expose, “this crew that goes in and terrorizes sponsors, that threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things, we are going to name them, and it’s going to be a big big story.”

He added “I’ll point you to an article that was very very seldom seen this week about nine corporations, big corporations that are now being targeted by organized left-wing groups funded by George Soros because they allegedly are profiting from President Trump’s immigration stance. You can Google the article. That gives you your roadmap.”

Sounds like he isn’t going to fade away quietly into the night.

These allegations need to be taken seriously, but it’s important to note that nothing has been proven. Allegations, at this point, are just that. Allegations.

At the same time, innocent people settling seems strange to most observers.

It’s a mess. However, one thing is for sure, the story isn’t over.

SHOCK – Muslim Refugee Kids Threaten To BEHEAD Their 5th Grade Teacher

How many stories of how Middle Eastern Muslim refugees are failing to integrate with Western society are needed before we WAKE UP?

And it’s not only the adults. As solid proof that our two civilizations just aren’t compatible, even refugee children are threatening JIHAD.

From Conservative Post

An elementary school teacher in Australia could not believe what was happening when 5th and 6th grade students, all of them Muslim refugees from Syria, threatened to BEHEAD her.

The students were angry about not being able to hang a Syrian flag in the school and over the fact that other students weren’t reading the Quran as demanded.

The teacher later quit her job rather than face such gruesome death threats.

A number of other teachers took leaves of absence after being bullied by Muslim students.

We are talking about kids that are only 11 and 12-years-old.

How far are we going to let this go?!

The Exponential Age

Did you think back in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on film again? In 1998 Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85 % of the photo paper used worldwide. Within just a few years their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years and most people won’t see it coming.   

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels but followed Moore’s law.  So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen  again with Artificial Intelligence, Health, Electric Cars, Education, 3D Printing, Agriculture and Jobs.  Welcome to the  4th Industrial Revolution.  Welcome to the Exponential Age.             

Software: Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. For example Uber is just a software tool (they don’t own any cars) and is now the biggest taxi company in the  world. And Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world although they don’t own any properties.                     

Artificial  Intelligence:  Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world 10 years  earlier than expected. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. It is forecast that by 2030 computers will become more intelligent than humans. In the US young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM’s Watson you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds with 90% accuracy compared to 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you study law stop immediately. There will be 90 % less lawyers in the future. Only specialists will remain. Watson also helps diagnose cancer and is 4 times more accurate than human nurses.

Autonomous cars: In 2018  the first self driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020 the complete industry will  start to be disrupted. You won’t want to own a car anymore.  You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while being driven. Our kids will never need to get a  driver’s license and will never own a car. It will change the cities because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks. Most car companies will probably become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car while tech companies like Tesla, Apple and Google will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on  wheels.                    

Insurance: 1.2  million people die each  year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles (100,000  km). With autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km). That will save  a   million  lives each  year.  Insurance  companies  will have massive trouble because without accidents insurance will become 100x cheaper. The car insurance business model will disappear. Real Estate will also change because if you can work while you commute people  will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.                 

Electricity: Electric cars will become  mainstream about 2020.  Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity. And electricity will become  incredibly cheap and clean. Solar production has been  on an exponential curve for 30 years but you can now see the burgeoning impact. Last year more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations but that can’t last. Technology will take care of that strategy.                

Water: With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.  Desalination of salt water now only needs 2k Wh per cubic meter at 0.25 cents. We don’t have  scarce water in most places we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as they want for nearly no cost.                

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the ” Tricorder ” from Star Trek) that works  with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you simply breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers  that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap so in a  few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis nearly for free. Goodbye medical  establishments.

3D Printing: The price of the cheapest 3D  printer came down from  $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing  shoes. Some spare airplane parts  are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the  need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past. At the end of this year new  smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print  your perfect shoe at home. In China they have already 3D printed and built a complete 6 storey office building.  By 2027 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.                       

Work:  70-80 % of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself, “In the future, do I think we will have that?” If the answer is yes how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn’t work with your phone forget the idea.  And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century. There will be a lot  of new jobs but it is not clear if there will be enough new  jobs in such a short time.  This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.

Agriculture: There will be a $100  agricultural robot in the future.  Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their  fields.

Aeroponics: Will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now 30 % of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.  Imagine if we don’t need that space  anymore.

The Times They Are A Changing!

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ~ Ben Hogan

103,000 Entitled Muslims In Michigan Just Woke Up To Nasty Surprise From Pissed Off Citizens

by Amanda Shea

Michigan has become a hotbed of hate as Muslims have been allowed to take over much of the state and impose their “religious rights” on everyone who was there before them. After years of this infiltration, fueled in large part by Barack Obama’s refugee program and the town of Dearborn becoming the Middle East of Michigan, citizens have had enough. The entitled ride of thinking they can take over has just come to an abrupt end with the rude awakening they just faced by one brave individual leading the charge of making the state American again.

The nature of the Islamic religion does not allow Muslims to assimilate into Western culture — they want to dominate it since everything America stands for is counter to their beliefs. Michigan has systematically been forced to bow down to Islam under the pressure of our previous president who herded thousands of refugees into their state and allowed one town, in particular, to become unrecognizable as an American city — Dearborn — which looks more like the Middle East with its predominately Muslim population of approximately 103,000, according to WXYZ.

Muslims’ plan is world domination as that’s what their holy book preached for them to achieve. Key to that plan is the implementation of Sharia Law which they try to slowly establish under the radar here in America, without anyone realizing it before it’s too late. Wise to their disguise is Michigan Representative Michele Hoitenga who isn’t taking a backseat to political correctness and just got proactive about stopping Muslims in their tracks with a nasty surprise she just slapped them with.

With a new president in charge, states are starting to feel empowered to take assertive action against Islam in America, as was seen this week by what Hoitenga who just proposed a bill to ban Sharia Law.

Michigan Representative Michele Hoitenga

MLive reports:

“Michigan residents would be banned from using other countries’ laws in court under a bill proposed by Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, according to an email obtained by MLive.

In an email sent to state lawmakers seeking co-sponsors on Monday, Hoitenga said her bill doesn’t specifically mention Sharia Law, but wrote that it would include the religious law association with Islam.

“If you have not heard by now, a doctor in Detroit is being charged with operating an underground clinic that actively engaged in genital mutilation on young girls, essentially practicing a fundamentalist version of Sharia Law,” Hoitenga wrote in the email.”

Hoitega’s timing couldn’t have been more important as she saw first-hand the horrific results of Islam and Sharia Law in her own state last week when a female doctor was arrested for what she had been doing to Michigan girls who were not Muslim. Federal prosecutors accused 44-year-old Muslim Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of performing female genital mutilation on unsuspecting little girls in her Detroit-area E.R.

As expected, Hoitega faces an uphill battle with this bill in getting it past state Democrats who must not see a problem in disturbing crimes like Dr. Nagarwala’s who was forcing the sickest part of her religion on little girls. Hoitega wants to prevent more of this from being acceptable by law, which shouldn’t be up for debate since it’s completely contradictory to the U.S. Constitution, which liberals love to ignore.

Had this been a measure to prevent any other religion from gaining dominance over people, Democrats would be demanding that it pass and wreaking havoc on city streets if they were denied.

This Map Shows the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford an Apartment in Your State

by Tom Cahill

A new report shows that skyrocketing rent prices have put basic living arrangements out of reach in nearly every state for most low-income workers.

In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., workers on average need to earn at least $20.30 an hour, according to 2016 data from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). That’s roughly $13 more per hour than the federal minimum wage, and roughly $5 per hour more than the average national $15.42 hourly wage earned by renters last year.

Even a one-bedroom apartment is out of reach for minimum wage earners today at Fair Market Rent (FMR) levels. FMR is the metric that the Department of Housing and Urban Development uses to determine standard payments for housing choice vouchers, rent ceilings for the HOME rental assistance program, and rents at Section 8 housing developments when contracts are up for renewal.

The NLIHC estimates that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour needed to work an average of 90 hours per week to afford even just a one-bedroom apartment in 2016. The number of hours needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment jumps to 112 hours of minimum wage work.

Fair market rent varies by state. But after looking at the average cost of rents throughout the U.S., and comparing that side-by-side with the Area Median Income (AMI) of each state, the NLIHC estimated that the average rental wage needed to afford rent for a two-bedroom apartment hovered over a little over $20.30 an hour.

However, because the average renter’s wage is actually just $15.42 an hour, this means that rent needs to be, on average, $802 a month or less in order to qualify as affordable. This means each worker would need 1.3 minimum wage jobs in order to make rent for a modest two-bedroom unit.

The NLIHC’s 2016″Out of Reach” report estimated the wages needed for rent in each state by classifying “affordable” rent as being no more than 30 percent of a worker’s monthly take-home pay.

Puerto Rico, West Virginia, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Ohio ranked as the most affordable places to live, while Hawaii, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and New York ranked among the most expensive places for renters.

The two maps below show how many hours in each state a minimum wage earner needs to work in each state in order to pay for a one-bedroom apartment, and the hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment in each state.