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Trump Trumps Never-Trump

The Perpetually Re-elected Progressive Elite, the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream media, and their pet poodle pundits make fun of Trump by calling him a “Reality TV Star.”  They just don’t get it. Half the country wishes they were reality TV Stars.  They say he is brash, uncouth, and disrespectful to the army of political hacks he has been and will confront. They just don’t get it. People want someone who will stand up for the Country Party in the face of the Government Party that has controlled both major parties for so long.

The list of disconnects between the imperial rulers in Chicago-on-the-Potomac and the great unwashed out here in fly-over country is massive.  It is easily more than enough to define a complete breakdown in the social contract of a limited government.  A social contract forged in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the Constitution which defines the legitimacy of the current regime.

The Progressive megaphones tell us this is the strongest economy in American History and that President Obama is the greatest chief executive of modern times.  They even fantasize about the “Obama Boom.”  Working people laugh when you try to sell them this obvious propaganda. The government tells us that we have reached full employment.  Anyone who reads should know that over ninety-three million able bodied Americans no longer work and only a little over 150 million are working.  Yet the government tells us there is 5% unemployment when the numbers say it is closer to 40%.  Our leaders tell us there is no inflation no matter how many trillions of fiat dollars they print, and all of us who shop for our own food, buy our own clothes, or pay utility bills know otherwise.

They tell us we won the war in Iraq.  We may have won it by the time King George II left but since Prince Obama got his hands on it ISIS tells us we haven’t.  Our leaders say we have won in Afghanistan.  Everyone in the world knows that the minute we leave the Taliban roll right back into Kabul and the sock puppets we have been supporting all these years as the leaders of a democratic Afghanistan will be flying to Switzerland in 747s filled with American taxpayer’s cash.  We are told Obamacare is a great success. Anyone who had insurance before it started knows that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor has to be tempered by increased fees, increased deductibles, increased co-payments, and decreased covered services.

They tell us and they tell us and they tell us, we just don’t believe them anymore.

If these belchers of beltway bromides think every day working Americans swallow any of this they have seriously underestimated our intelligence, our interest, and our attention spans.

I have the opportunity to travel the country throughout the year.  I take what some call back roads, the secondary roads that parallel America’s vast Interstate system and that still goes through small towns instead of bypassing them and homogenizing everywhere in to anywhere.  I try to stop at Mom-and-Pop restaurants and take every opportunity possible to talk with people about the issues of the day.  Here’s what I find, Trump, Trump, Trump.

I believe the polls are skewed.  Perhaps people don’t want to say they are for Trump because they know the pollsters will look down on them as simple country bumpkins, racists, or reactionary supporters of old dead white guys.  Perhaps they are talking to those who are at home when the workers are busy working.  Whatever the reason I believe, and I predict that Trump is going to beat Hillary like a drum.  He is going to win in a landslide, and he is going to drag the Republican Party that tried to reject him along for the ride.  I am predicting that due to his wave election coattails the Republicans will increase their majorities in the House and the Senate.

What is the cause of this phenomenon?  Generations of politicians who run as outsiders and who become insiders as soon as they enter the moral and patriotic black hole and before they start swirling in the DC drain to their life-time pensions.  Generations of politicians who sold us out in so-called free trade deals that gave others a free pass into our markets while keeping their own locked to us.  Generations of politicians who have spent us into oblivion, printed more money that there is paper, and borrowed so much money from other nations that we are now the world’s greatest debtor.

So who is to blame for the coming over throw of the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party of Power: the politicians themselves. Living in their bubble asking why those who have no bread don’t eat cake they have no idea of what is coming.  Their pollsters are polling themselves and providing the information their paymasters want to see.  And all the while out here in the Heartland a tsunami is brewing that will wash them all away.

To paraphrase what Phil Ochs said so long ago,

In tattered tuxedos they faced the new heroes
And crawled about in confusion
All the hands raised, they stood there amazed
In the shattering of their illusions

Many of the nattering nabobs of negativism who dominate the 24 hour news cycle have been waiting expectantly for Trump to make one mega-gaff that will destroy his campaign.  To hear them crow you would believe he made it when he resurrected the phrase, “America First.”

First used as the name of a widely based organization that sought to keep us out of World War Two.  Then it was used in the nineties by Pat Buchanan in his prescient campaign to save America from the one-worlders.  The left has done their best to make this a catch phrase for defeat because they hate not only what it says but what it implies.  The Elite political class has sought to make it an unutterable phrase condemned by political correctness and exiled because in their minds to even say America First is to defile their one world religion.  They may believe they have tarnished the concept with 75 years of negative propaganda and indoctrination but still 57% of American citizens believe in America First, they want an America First foreign policy, an America First trade policy, and an America First immigration policy.  They want an America First president.

My prediction: After all is said and done, after all the dust settles, after Crooked Hillary goes home to lick her wounds, after the neo-con talking heads and their K-Street financiers realize the prize has slipped from their hands it will end up that Trump Trumps Never-Trump.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Bart Simpson For President

That ultimate symbol of mischievous scamp Bart Simpson in Season One of the longest running show in TV history when caught red-handed offered up one of his signature phrases, “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything.”

This came to mind when I was thinking about Hillary “They’ll Never Indict Me” Clinton and her morally challenged obviously corrupt character.   Donald Trump has said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”  Hillary could say, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t get indicted.”

Everyone in the country knows that if any of us common people did one hundredth of what she has done in the email scandal alone we would have already been indicted along with the ten year Navy Vet indicted for taking a selfie on a submarine.  The Obama Justice Department is not going to indict Mrs. Clinton no matter what the FBI recommends.  She is above the law and she knows it or as she infamously said in the Benghazi hearing with regard to our four dead heroes, “What does it matter now?”

As a person who has been involved with and has closely followed the American political scene for more than fifty years this is the first time in my personal memory or Historical knowledge that a potential candidate for one party has promised to prosecute a potential candidate of the other party if elected.

As Secretary of State, Hillary’s accomplishments include the failed reset with Russia and of course her debacle in Libya.  As a United State Senator what did she accomplish?  In eight years she only sponsored three inconsequential laws:

S.3145, which designated a portion of U.S. Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, N.Y., as the “Timothy J. Russert Highway,” after the former “Meet the Press” host.

  1. 3613, which renamed the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the “Major George Quamo Post Office Building.”
  2. 1241 which made the brick house of 19th century female union leader Kate Mullany a national historic site.

Her major accomplishment is that she married a man who became the most ethically challenged president in American History.  As the wife of Bill Clnton she was deeply involved in smothering the serial bimbo eruptions which grew out of his long history of having affairs, sexually harassing women who worked for him, and assaulting others.   This is the person who portrays herself as an advocate of women’s rights.

To highlight just one of her hypocritical faux stances for women’s rights look at her advocacy for equal pay.  The Clinton Foundation pays women executives 38% less than their male counterparts.  During her time in the Senate she paid women 72 cents for every dollar she paid men.  According to public records her current campaign pays women staffers less than she pays men. So much for putting your money where your mouth is!

Looking back once more to the email scandal that Hillary so nonchalantly dismisses if as she maintains she never received nor sent any classified material during her entire term as our Secretary of State my question is, what was she doing besides traveling the world at our expense?  Was she out of the loop and merely Secretary of State in name only?   It is inconceivable that anyone could be the Secretary of State and not send or receive any classified material.  That is beyond belief and a lie so transparent it shows total contempt for those it is meant to fool.

In the current election the Great Impresario likes to label people.  In many ways it is an effective form of political shorthand.  It sums up the thoughts, accusations, and beliefs about a person and brings them crashing in whenever they hear the catcall.  Lyin Ted and Little Marco have taken their toll picked up and repeated by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media and their pet FOX.  Now we have Crooked Hillary.  The others were just effective.  This one seems appropriate.

If Hillary wins the presidency it will be a watershed just as the election and then re-election of her husband was.  As his marked the end of public morality hers will mean the end of the rule of law.  It will become evident to anyone observant enough to note the sunrise that enforcement of the bewildering lattice of laws and regulations are only aimed at the common folk not at our masters.

If such a legally challenged individual can fool enough of the people all the time to sit in the oval office it reminds me of what Bart said to Homer after it was revealed he had cheated on an important test, “I cheated on the intelligence test. I’m sorry. But I just want to say that the past few weeks have been great. Me and you have done stuff together. You’ve helped me out with things and we’re closer than we’ve ever been. I love you, Dad. And I think if something can bring us that close it can’t possibly be bad.”

Doing bad things for good purposes is the operational rational of Progressive Liberalism.  The ends justify the means was the operational rational of all the megalomaniac dictators of world History.  Please explain the difference.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

Ford CEO to Trump: ‘We Are Here to Stay in US’

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by R. Williams
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has made unfair foreign trade a central theme in his campaign for the White House, singling out U.S. companies such as Ford Motor Co. for moving operations abroad.

Ford CEO Mark Fields said he wrote a letter to Trump defending his company, and elaborated on the defense of his company in an interview with CNBC: “Ford Motor Co. is here to stay in the United States. It’s presidential politics and we are just going stay focused on facts.”

Trump first blasted Ford in April when the carmaker announced a $2.5 billion expansion of operations in Mexico.

At that time, Trump said he would call Fields and say: “Let me give you the bad news. Every car, and every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35% tax. Okay? And that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction, and that’s it.”

In his interview with CNBC, Fields said: “We’re very proud as a company of what we do in terms of contributing to economic development here in the U.S. We invested over $10 billion since 2011 at our facilities. We hired 25,000 people with plans to hire another 8,500 folks. It’s important for us to be successful in our home market and we love what we do for the economy.”
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has made unfair foreign trade a central theme in his campaign for the White House, singling out U.S. companies such as Ford Motor Co. for moving operations abroad.

Ford CEO Mark Fields said he wrote a letter to Trump defending his company, and elaborated on the defense of his company in an interview with CNBC: “Ford Motor Co. is here to stay in the United States. It’s presidential politics and we are just going stay focused on facts.”

Trump first blasted Ford in April when the carmaker announced a $2.5 billion expansion of operations in Mexico.

At that time, Trump said he would call Fields and say: “Let me give you the bad news. Every car, and every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35% tax. Okay? And that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction, and that’s it.”

In his interview with CNBC, Fields said: “We’re very proud as a company of what we do in terms of contributing to economic development here in the U.S. We invested over $10 billion since 2011 at our facilities. We hired 25,000 people with plans to hire another 8,500 folks. It’s important for us to be successful in our home market and we love what we do for the economy.”

It wasn’t the first time Fields responded to Trump, who accused the carmaker of backing off plans to expand U.S. operations. In an earnings call with investors in October, Fields said: “Facts are stubborn things, and at Ford we’re proud of the facts. Unfortunately, we suspect the facts are getting lost in the politics.”

Trump has mentioned Ford throughout his presidential campaign, but that’s not the only company he’s singled out.

In February, he also blasted air-conditioner maker Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp., after it announced plans to close a factory in Indianapolis and fire 1,400 employees.

By moving the plan to Monterrey, Mexico, Carrier could pay employees $6 an hour instead of $34, according to a United Steelworkers

“Treason is too nice of a word”

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by David R
Many people believe the old saying that people shouldn’t be afraid of government, but government should be afraid of the people. It sounds good on the surface and to some degree it makes sense; however, I don’t think it’s true. I’m not saying people should live in abject fear of their governments by any means; it’s just that, well to be honest, I think our government is scared to death of us, and they will do whatever it takes to keep us from exposing them. I would argue that their fear of exposure is the number one motivating factor behind their attacks on the first and second amendments. Their fear of us discovering the truth of just how deep their deception runs, has led to the creation of the massive militarized police force, and the attempts to silence patriots by labeling us domestic terrorists. Their actions reek of treason against the American people and its due time we take charge of this mess and hold them accountable. This article will highlight ten of the most treasons acts.

The guardian.com released an article today claiming that U.S. senators on both the Republican and Democrat side of the house took payoffs from mega corporations to ensure the passage of the Transpacific Partnership Treaty. This was another bill where no one knew exactly what was in it when it was voted on. This bill, according to many, is nothing but a complete sell out of American sovereignty to corporate interests and threatens our children’s future as it allows American jobs to be shipped overseas. I suppose if you wanted to look at it from the government’s perspective you would want to silence free speech as well. You can’t have the people finding out how bad you screwed them before you had the opportunity to destroy the second amendment.
Judicial watch just released an article proving that the Defense and State Departments knew a full ten days in advance that there was an impending attack coming in Benghazi. They knew from day one that it was a gun running operation and they did nothing to stop it, or to save the lives of our troops. They then had the audacity to use the opportunity to attack the first amendment and blame it on an alleged video the Muslims found offensive. It was later confirmed that the man responsible for filming that video was actually working for Eric Holder. Do you understand this? The government of the United States actually collaborated to stage this event in order to run guns to our enemies and attempt to dismantle the first amendment in the process!
Barrack Obama and his racist administration have deliberately inflamed racial tensions and allowed riots to ensue where cities were burned and people were killed, all on the pretense of the “white privilege” lie. In fact, it has just been revealed that the rioters and looters in Ferguson were actually promised to be paid a sum of $5000.00 by none other than George Soros, who incidentally owes a couple billion in back taxes. These actions were taken deliberately to lay the groundwork for the creation of Obama’s national police force. According to federal law, it is illegal to incite riots. Obama and the justice department continue to blame the actions of these rioters on “racist” America while labeling patriots and veterans as threats to national security. Not one Republican has challenged this.
Our government continues to attack our energy sector by pushing the global warming lie. No matter how many times it has been proven false, they continue to chip away at our society by claiming the actions of human beings are responsible for climate change. The U.N. climate chief not only admitted that a communist world government would be best to deal with climate change, but has also suggested a reduction in the world’s population. In the meantime, Obama tells United States Coast Guard Cadets that a failure to act in the name of climate change is dereliction of duty. They fully intend to force us to pay carbon taxes, herd us into the cities, and control every aspect of our lives under the guise of saving the environment.
Republicans ran on the promise of a full of repeal of Obamacare in the 2014 elections. We gave them the largest majority they have had in decades and they completely sold us out. Not only did they fail to repeal Obamacare, they now intend to push for subsidies. In fact, they have sided with Obama on almost every issue and given him everything he wants. They are operating on the belief that they have to pander to the welfare state in order to win elections despite the fact it was the promises they have since broken that got them elected.
Even the liberally biased news admitted the treason behind the Fast and Furious gun running scandal. Documents revealed the administration’s plan to use the issue as a means of restricting gun sales and furthering the gun control agenda. In simple terms, Eric Holder deliberately let firearms bought from American gun stores find their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartels for the explicit purpose of attacking the second amendment. In the process, many people were murdered by the drug cartels, including one border control agent, Brian Terry. If this wasn’t bad enough, in 2010 the Mexican President, to a standing ovation from democrats no less, lectured our congress on gun control.
John Kerry signed the U.N. small arms treaty. Though it has not been ratified by the senate, many of the treaty’s provisions are finding their way into gun control legislation being introduced by democrats.
Both Democrats and Republicans sent U.S. troops into Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from using stockpiles of chemical weapons. Upon returning from the combat zone veterans are being labeled as a domestic threat to national security for reasons as ridiculous as a “lack of jobs.” This is according to a report that was released by the Department of Homeland Security entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. This report also labels gun owners, Christians, and people who believe that the government is infringing upon constitutional liberties as threats to national security. While The Department of Homeland Security was forced to apologize for labeling veterans as terrorists, law enforcement training manuals have wiped all references of Islamic terrorism and still train according to the information presented in this report.
Many people understand the seriousness of an eighteen trillion dollar debt. Unfortunately, the real seriousness of the situation is that the debt, with all the unfunded liabilities included, is closer to one hundred twenty five trillion dollars. There is no way that this can ever be paid back. Our children’s futures are at stake as this reckless spending virtually guarantees their enslavement. Our nation is being sold out to foreign interests simply to line the pockets of unprincipled men who stand for nothing.
Our nation’s education system has been literally destroyed in an effort to indoctrinate our children into the tenets of leftist philosophy. We once had the finest education system in the world and now our children can’t think their way out of a paper bag. We are falling below international averages in math and other academic areas as educators focus more on teaching “social justice” and rabid anti American values as opposed to real academic endeavors. Our students are being trained to be social advocates for Democrat issues while being told the values their nation stands for are racist, sexist, oppressive and homophobic. The effects of this education can be seen by watching the events in Ferguson and Baltimore.

These ten issues by no means account for all the lies and acts of treason committed by our government against the people. Some of the biggest ones such as the Federal Reserve act and the income tax haven’t even been mentioned but are certainly of equal importance. All of these issues have remained virtually unaddressed and unchallenged because we have no real opposition party. It has become all too apparent that there is no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats, except perhaps the speed at which they seek to subjugate us. All of this is being done on purpose to keep the public overwhelmed and in a reactionary instead of proactive mode. We have to understand that we have the power to stop this. We have to stop letting them divide us and start finding some common ground. America, the consequences of what lies ahead of us will affect all of us the same. No one will be safe. This will not be about liberals and conservatives, anyone who disagrees with the powers that be, will be a target. We can’t stop this if we can’t stand together, which is why they work so hard to divide us.

To see how they indoctrinate students to accept socialism see my new book “Not on My Watch.”

Read more at http://patriotupdate.com/articles/to-see-how-they-indoctrinate-students-to-accept-socialism-see-my-new-book-not-on-my-watch/

You’re Not Going to Believe Why Jenny McCarthy Says Bill Clinton Cheats

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The View’s Jenny McCarthy may be on her way out after it was announced that her contract was not being renewed, but that doesn’t mean that she is shying away from saying eyebrow raising things. During a discussion of the new book called “The First Family Details: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” the women on The View, joined by Orange is the New Black actor Jason Biggs, discuss the possible secret lives led by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
According to Whoopi Goldberg, the book claims that Bill Clinton has a mistress who visits the house so often when Hillary is out of town that Secret Service agents have nicknamed her the ‘Energizer [bleep]’. Even without reading the book, you can insert all kind of words related to possible sexcapades. After all, Slick Willy has earned a reputation of sorts throughout the years as a philanderer and accused serial rapist, even being impeached for lies to cover-up his extramarital affair with a young, impressionable White House intern while he was president.
Fellow host Sherri Shepard defended Bill as appearing to be quite in love with his wife every time she sees pictures of them together. However, Jenny McCarthy offered a different view saying, “Well, maybe he has girlfriends and she has girlfriends.”

Gasp! A Left-leaning woman of The View insinuating that Hillary Clinton is actually a lesbian? Let’s see if McCarthy is allowed to finish out her short remaining time on The View or if she is mysteriously missing tomorrow morning.

FAITH ‘This Is a Christian Country’: National Leader Sends Out Astounding Easter Message — but He’s Not an American

by Dave Urbanski
A world leader offered an Easter video message over the weekend filled with affirmations directed toward the Christian church that could come off sounding a bit strange to some — only because such words don’t seem to be stated in such overt ways on such public stages much at all these days.

The central theme of this leader’s two-minute-and-25-second address was that his nation is “a Christian country.”

So who offered the inspirational message?

British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the ultimate triumph of life over death in the resurrection of Jesus,” Cameron began. “And for all of us, it’s a time to reflect on the part that Christianity plays in our national life.”

“The church is not just a collection of beautiful, old buildings; it is a living, active force doing great works right across our country,” he continued, noting how the church helps the homeless, the addicted, the suffering and the grieving.

“Across Britain, Christians don’t just talk about ‘loving thy neighbor’, they live it out in faith schools, in prisons, in community groups,” Cameron noted. “And it’s for all these reasons that we should feel proud to say, ‘This is a Christian country.’ Yes, we’re a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none, but we are still a Christian country.”

Cameron also urged his fellow citizens to speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world.

Check out the clip below:

CALIFORNIA – THE LARGEST INSANE ASYLUM IN THE WORLD!

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From the LA Times:

Interesting that the LA times did this. Lou Dobbs reported this on CNN and it cost him his job. The only network we would see this on would be FOX. All the others are staying away from it. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican this should be of great interest to you!

Just One State – be sure and read the last part… try for 3 times.

This is only one State… If this doesn’t open eyes, nothing will!

From the L. A. Times.

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County (L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for bytaxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in Los Angeles are Spanish speaking.

10. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County.)

(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States’ annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens
I think that California should secede from the union and become part of Mexico.

ISIS CLAIMS DIRECT ROCKET HIT ON US EMBASSY IN

On Tuesday the Islamist militant group took credit for a mortar attack against the embassy in Baghdad. The group bragged about the attack on social media, claiming that there were likely casualties.

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“Four rockets strike Green Zone in #Baghdad; helicopters hovering over the Green Zone; ambulances heading that way after strikes!!” one ISIS militant noted on Twitter. Just one day before the alleged attack, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North claimed that sources in Iraq believed ISIS was planning a “major attack” against the embassy in Baghdad.

“They know Baghdad. They’ve lived in Baghdad,” North said of the militants reportedly planning the attack.

“They are at the gates of Baghdad. They’re coming for us,” he added.

AS PUTIN DEPLOYS TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO CRIMEA, OBAMA REDUCES READINESS

RUSSIA STOCKS UP WHILE OBAMA DEPLETES READINESS

Does it bother you at all that while Putin moves tactical nuclear weapons into his recent annexation of Crimea, US President Barack Obama is making plans to drastically reduce America military readiness in Europe? It should.

Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe.

Three senior House Republican leaders wrote to President Obama two weeks ago warning that Moscow will deploy nuclear missiles and bombers armed with long-range air launched cruise missiles into occupied Ukrainian territory.

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“Locating nuclear weapons on the sovereign territory of another state without its permission is a devious and cynical action,” states the letter signed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and two subcommittee chairmen.

“It further positions Russian nuclear weapons closer to the heart of NATO, and it allows Russia to gain a military benefit from its seizure of Crimea, allowing Russia to profit from its action.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent months “has escalated his use of nuclear threats to a level not seen since the Cold War,” they wrote.

In a related development, the Obama administration is funding non-official arms control talks with Russia through a Washington think-tank that are aimed at curbing U.S. tactical nuclear arms in Europe.

NET JOB GROWTH IN NC SINCE 2000 WENT TO IMMIGRANTS

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The net increase in the number of employed working-age adults in North Carolina has gone entirely to legal and illegal immigrants since 2000, according to an analysis of government data conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies.
According to the limited immigration group, while the “native” working age (16-65 years old) North Carolina population has increased by 61 percent since 2000, the share of “natives” in that state’s work force has declined.
“The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time,” the report reads, explaining that in the past 14 years has seen the labor-force participation of natives in North Carolina in decline.
The study comes as North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan — who voted for the Senate-passed “Gang of Eight” immigration bill last summer that would have provided a path to legalization to the undocumented population and significantly increased the number of guest workers in the United States — is engaged in a tight re-election bid against Republican challenger Thom Tillis.
“A huge number of working-age people in North Carolina are not working, and labor force participation remains at record lows. Thus, it is remarkable that any of the state’s political leaders would support legislation that would actually increase the number of foreign workers allowed into the country,” Steven Camarota, CIS’s head of research and the report’s lead author, said in a statement.
CIS, in recent weeks, has been publishing studies showing the negative impact of immigration on work force participation among “natives” in certain states and across the country.
According to CIS the two major conclusions from their study include:
-First, the long-term decline in employment for natives in North Carolina and the enormous number of working-age natives not working clearly indicate that there is no general labor shortage in the state. Thus, it is very difficult to justify the large increases in foreign workers (skilled and unskilled) who would be allowed into the country by a bill like S.744 that many of the state’s politicians support.
-Second, North Carolina’s working-age immigrant population grew 146 percent from 2000 to 2014, one of the highest rates of any state in the nation. Yet the number of natives working in 2014 was actually lower than in 2000. This undermines the argument that immigration increases job opportunities for natives.