Emerson College Poll: Judge Roy Moore with Significant 9-point Lead in Final Poll for U.S. Senate

In the final Emerson College poll before the election, GOP candidate Roy Moore now leads the Democratic candidate Doug Jones 53% to 44%, a six point bump from last week’s Emerson poll.

The poll suggests Moore has weathered the storm of alleged sexual misconduct; The survey has a sample size of 600 very likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/-3.9 percentage points.

Since the Emerson Poll of Nov. 12, a few days after allegations of sexual misconduct, Moore’s lead dropped from 10 points, to 6 points Nov. 26, and to 3 points last week on Dec. 3. A major event that might have contributed to Moore’s improved poll numbers is his endorsement by President Trump this past weekend.

The President is more popular than either candidate with a 55%/40% favorable/unfavorable rating; Moore is at 45%/45% and Jones at 43%/45%.

Listen to the full podcast and analysis by clicking here.

Emerson Poll Experiment

The Alabama Special Election Poll is the third in a series of mixed mode experiments using online panels and automated polls (IVR) to test the reliability and validity of different forms of data collection, by comparing the poll’s margin of victory with actual election results.

The previous two studies yielded mixed results on which form of data collection is the most reliable and valid. In the New Jersey Governor’s race, the data favored IVR polling to be the most valid and reliable, while in the Virginia Governor race all three modes of data collection performed equally as well.

The full results of the three part study will be released after the Alabama Special Election vote total is certified by the State of Alabama.

The Emerson College Polling Society is a charter member of the Transparency Initiative of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Methodology

The Alabama Emerson College poll was conducted December 7-9, 2017 under the Supervision of Professor Spencer Kimball. The sample consisted of only very likely registered voters, n=600, with a margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3.9 percentage points. The Alabama data was weighted by region, 2016 vote, and mode of data collection. It is important to remember that subsets based on gender, age, party affiliation, and education carry with them higher margins of error, as the
sample size is reduced. Data was collected using both an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines only and an online panel provided by Survey Sampling International (SSI).

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Europe’s Shameful Behavior Against the Jewish People

It is interesting to note that criticism of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital comes from Germany the perpetrator of the greatest genocide against Jews with the cooperation of France among other EU nations and the acquiescence of Great Britain.

Each in its own way went along or conspired with Hitler in his so called ‘final solution’ the murder of six million men, women and children whose only crime was being Jewish.

It has taken an American president to expose them to the shame they deserve.

United States: Israel, Like All Nations, Has the Right to Determine Its Capital City

Amb. Nikki Haley (U.S. Mission to the UN)

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Friday:

  • “The Jewish people are a patient people. Throughout 3,000 years of civilization, foreign conquest, exile, and return, Jerusalem has remained their spiritual home. For nearly 70 years, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel, despite many attempts by others to deny that reality.”
  • “The American people are less patient. In 1948, the United States was the first nation to recognize the independent State of Israel. In 1995, the U.S. Congress declared that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel, and that the U.S. Embassy should be located in Jerusalem.”
  • “Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama all agreed with that position, but they did not act. They delayed, in the hopes that a peace process would produce results – results that never came….This week, President Trump finally made the decision to no longer deny the will of the American people….The President has announced that the United States recognizes the obvious – that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”
  • “Israel, like all nations, has the right to determine its capital city….It is simple common sense that foreign embassies be located there. In virtually every country in the world, U.S. embassies are located in the host country’s capital city. Israel should be no different.”
  • “Our actions are intended to help advance the cause of peace. We must recognize that peace is advanced, not set back, when all parties are honest with each other. Our actions reflected an honest assessment of reality.”
  • “To those who do not act in good faith – to any person, leader, country, or terrorist group that uses this week’s decision as a pretext for violence – you are only showing yourselves to be unfit partners of peace.”

“Over many years, the United Nations has outrageously been one of the world’s foremost centers of hostility towards Israel. The UN has done much more to damage the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that. The United States no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations. And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly.”

Jerusalem Denial Complex

Bret Stephens

Pretending that Jerusalem isn’t what it is, is a formula for continued self-delusion. What Jerusalem is, is the capital of Israel, both as the ancestral Jewish homeland and the modern nation-state. When Richard Nixon became the first American president to visit the country in 1974, he attended his state dinner in Jerusalem. It’s where President Anwar Sadat of Egypt spoke when he decided to make peace in 1977. It’s what Congress decided as a matter of law in 1995. When Barack Obama paid his own presidential visit to Israel in 2013, he, too, spent most of his time in Jerusalem. So why maintain the fiction that Jerusalem isn’t the capital?

Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital belatedly aligns the U.S. with the country toward which we are constantly professing friendship even as we have spent seven decades stinting it of the most basic form of recognition. Recognition also tells the Palestinians that they can no longer hold other parties hostage to their demands. Nations pay a price for the foolhardiness of their leaders. (New York Times)

Israel Urges EU to Back U.S. Mideast Peace Moves

Lorne Cook

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the EU on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East during an official visit to Brussels. “We should give peace a chance. I think we should see what is presented and see if we can advance this peace,” he said.

“What President Trump has done is put facts squarely on the table. Peace is based on reality,” Netanyahu insisted. “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, no one can deny it. It doesn’t obviate peace, it makes peace possible.”  (AP-Washington Post)

Always Believe the Women — Really?

It’s become de rigeur for public figures and media personalities to repeat the tired mantra: Always believe the women. This refers, of course, to any accusation of sexual harassment, no matter how far in the past it took place and even if it was interpreted at the time as innocent flirting.

Leftists seized on the harassment lawsuits that took place at the Fox News Network last year, when Andrea Tantaros, Gretchen Carlson, and other broadcasters walked away with multimillion-dollar settlements after accusing the late chairman, Roger Ailes, and the host with through-the-roof ratings, Bill O’Reilly, of sexual harassment.

Seeing that their Russian-collusion fairy tale was going in the wrong direction––indeed pointing every day to massive collusion between Democrats and Russia––the by-now hysterical anti-Trumpers figured that the sexual-harassment gig was a sure-fire way to bring down their nemesis and rake in some big bucks at the same time.

In true Keystone Kop form, however, it was overwhelmingly Democrats who started falling like flies––movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, editor Leon Wieseltier, Today Show host Matt Lauer, comedian Louis C.K., Congressman John Conyers, Senator Al Franken, on and on.

But Republicans did not go unscathed. Judge Roy Moore, candidate for a senate seat in Alabama, whose accusers waited 40 years to come out of their victim closets, managed to spend those 40 years in public life, including running for office, without a single accusation being hurled in his direction.

What’s wrong with this picture?

For one thing––and it’s a big thing––all the people who say “always believe the women” are operating on the presumption of guilt! What happened to the constitutional right to the presumption of innocence, to innocent until proven guilty in a court of law?

Uh uh…not for the leftists who have spent the past fifty or more years crying “separation of church and state” to defend their loathing of Christianity, and “a woman’s right to choose” to defend their fetish for pre-birth infanticide. To them, ironically, the sanctity of the law stops, both figuratively and literally, when lawyer Gloria Allred enters the scene.

THE CREDIBILITY FACTOR

Two recent incidents reminded me why casting doubt on all these newly-minted victims is more right than wrong.

In the first instance, I was watching the TV show “Blue Bloods” in which Detective Danny Reagan was part of a jury deciding the fate of an accused murderer. From his seasoned tenure as an NYPD detective, Reagan doubted the charge, in spite of testimony that convinced most of the jury of the defendant’s guilt.

“But there was an eyewitness,” one juror reminded him, to which the detective turned his back and asked the juror what color his tie was. The best she could do was guess “red,” which turned out to be wrong. And the point was made: even if you’re directly facing a person, spending hour after hour with him, looking at his expression, his posture, his outfit, the report you give of his appearance is not always reliable. And that is under good circumstances and not in the chaos and adrenaline and frenetic nature of a crime scene.

The second thing I witnessed was the TV show “Judge Judy,” where not one but two people, in two separate cases, looked directly at a sitting judge and––wait for it––lied to her face! As it happens, Judge Judy worked for years in the New York City criminal courts and can spot a three-dollar bill from a mile away.

She could teach a thing or two about vetting credibility to the sanctimonious arbiters of morality among us––including Ms. Allred, RINOs like Mitch McConnell, and just about every broadcaster on the fake-news shows of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS.

Do any of them know about the characters, the moral fiber, the mental-health history, or the political activism of the moist-eyed damsels in distress who are now claiming victimhood? My bet is a categorical no, they don’t!

And yet they consider testimony from women who have never uttered a peep of objection before this recent outbreak of outrage and reports from four decades ago credible. Now that is incredible!

THE WHEAT/CHAFF PROBLEM

Is every woman now claiming to be the victim of harassment lying? Probably not. There will always be schlubs like Harvey Weinstein, jealous of the cool guys and angry from years of rejection, who get some power and promptly abuse it by using women like so many throwaway rags.

There will always be predators like Bill Clinton who you can picture cackling to himself at just how much exploitation and abuse he could get away with.

And there will always be hypocrites like Matt Lauer, creepy crawlers like Kevin Spacey, phonies like Charlie Rose, and unfunny gropers like Al Franken whose treatment of females––in spite of their delusions about supporting women––speak volumes about their lack of both character and impulse control.

I mention these men particularly because they either admitted to the charges against them or were fired or stepped down as a result of their bosses seeing such persuasive and overwhelming proof of their excesses that there seemed to be no doubt of their guilt.

Hard to believe, isn’t it, that these men have mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, daughters?  Clearly, that’s why some woman (probably) coined the word “ugh”!

But in most cases, the presumption of guilt is dead wrong. As I wrote in a previous article, “Sexual Harassment––Puhleeze”:

“If you didn’t have the character or courage or moral discernment to call a wrong a wrong when it was taking place, don’t expect sympathy years later when it appears that all you’re doing is jumping on a lynch-mentality bandwagon. [And] if you didn’t come out volubly and convincingly against the immoral predations of Bill Clinton and in support of the many women who claimed harassment and even rape during the ‘90s, don’t expect sympathy years later when your grievances all point to rabidly partisan politics.

That’s exactly what we’re witnessing today….a political witch hunt, the ultimate goal of which is to bring down the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

At this point, the nefarious Deep State is reeling at their abject failure to destroy their archenemy––the man who is systematically dismantling their labyrinthine network of secrecy and possibly sedition.

The fake-news media (and farcical talk shows like “The View”) have also utterly failed even to dent the chief executive’s buoyant enthusiasm and mountain of accomplishments.

And this latest and most transparent attempt to ensnare the POTUS in their latest gotcha game will fail as well.

But before this egregious epidemic goes further and the Democrats among us continue to spit on the Constitution they loathe, some grown-up should step forward and speak up for due process. If not, a lot of innocent men are going to pay a steep price and a lot of innocent women may be the next targets to be falsely accused.

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Trump’s Immigration Policies are Working: How 800 Americans in Chicago got jobs overnight!

I often focus on the nexus between failures of the immigration system and the way that these failures undermine national security and public safety.  Today, however, we will consider a more prosaic issue, but one that impacts millions of American and lawful immigrant workers and their families and hurt the U.S. economy.  The fact that millions of illegal aliens have taken jobs that should be done by Americans and lawful immigrants.

For years we have heard the lament spewed by globalist immigration anarchists that there are “jobs Americans won’t do.”

That statement is one of many employed in committing the crime of what I have come to refer to as Theft By Deception: The Immigration Con Game.

There are no jobs Americans won’t do, provided that they are paid fair wages under lawful working conditions.  The very concept of “jobs Americans won’t do” is insulting to tens of millions of hard-working and conscientious Americans who trudge off to work each and every day to do dangerous, back-breaking and filthy jobs so that they can support themselves and their families.

Homer Hickam, is the author of the book, “Rocket Boys,” an autobiographical account of his early years in the 1950s as the son of a coal miner in Coalwood, West Virginia.  Back then, the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik motivated him to become involved with rocketry.  He ultimately went on to become a NASA engineer.  His book became the basis for the must-see film October Sky.

Because of his background and eloquence as a writer, he was called upon to address the memorial service for the miners who perished at the Sago Mine disaster in 2006. In the eulogy, Hickam said, “There is no water holier than the sweat off a man’s brow.”

Contrast Hickam’s reverence for hardworking Americans that his eloquent statement reflected with the contempt of those who derisively claim that Americans apparently won’t do hard work.

Employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens generally are putting their bottom lines first and not acting out of compassion.  There is nothing compassionate about firing hard-working Americans to replace them with foreign workers who are vulnerable to exploitation.

In point of fact, such actions are illegal and anti-American in the truest sense of that term. President Trump is the first president, in all too many decades, who understands the issues and is determined to address this betrayal of American workers by ramping up immigration law enforcement against unscrupulous employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens and the illegal aliens themselves.

This two-pronged approach is effective if enough resources are brought to bear to not only punish the law violators but to punish enough of them that meaningful deterrence is created to dissuade employers from hiring illegal aliens and also to deter aspiring illegal aliens from coming to the United States in the first place.

This is comparable to having police arrest prostitutes and their clients.  In both situations it literally “takes two to tango.”

On November 28, 2017 the Chicago Tribune published a report on a recent field operation by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) “Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost.”

That report began with this sentence:

A Swiss maker of hamburger buns for McDonald’s Corp. said it’s struggling to run a Chicago bakery after it lost a third of its workers in a clampdown on 800 immigrants without sufficient documentation.

That sentence could have been written by George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth.”

The “immigrants” did not lack “sufficient documentation.” They lacked the lawful right to work in the United States and, in fact, were likely illegal aliens, meaning that they not only did not have the right to work in the United States, they did not have the right to be present in the United States at all.

The distinction is that aliens who run our borders and enter the United States without inspection are immediately subject to arrest and deportation.  However, non-immigrant aliens who are admitted as tourists, for example, are not permitted to work unless they are granted specific authorization.  An alien who works illegally becomes immediately subject to removal (deportation) even if he/she has not overstayed his authorized period of admission.

That article went on to note:

The raid on workers at Cloverhill is one of the biggest U.S. employment headaches reported by a European company so far as President Donald Trump has made curbing undocumented immigration a centerpiece of his presidency. Aryzta said it faces challenges in retaining staff in the U.S. and pressure to raise wages.

One of President Trump’s primary campaign promises was to put American workers first by enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. Clearly this strategy works.  Eight hundred American and lawful immigrant workers will be the beneficiaries of that field operation in Chicago.

Furthermore, foreign workers, whether they are legally or illegally working in the United States send as much of their earnings as possible back to their families in their home countries.  This certainly makes sense for them, but is not in the best interests of the United States.

Every year tens of billions of dollars in wages earned by illegal aliens is wired or otherwise transferred out of the United States.  This money is permanently lost to the U.S. economy and increases America’s national debt.

While almost all candidates for political office promise to create jobs, effective immigration law enforcement can liberate jobs, freeing up already existing jobs for American and lawful immigrant workers. Creating new jobs can be difficult and time-consuming, often requiring that funding be arranged to start a new business or expand an existing business.  Liberating jobs can be done literally overnight as was reported in the Chicago Tribune story, without the expenditure of time or money.

At the beginning of my career with the former INS I participated in worksite investigations and happily witnessed, up close and in person, lines of new employees standing at the doors of factories I had helped to raid the day before.  Those new workers were of every race, religion and ethnicity.  What united them was that they were all either Americans or aliens who were authorized to work in the United States.

While immigration law enforcement is a function of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because of the national security and public safety concerns that relate the potential for criminals, spies and terrorists entering the United States, prior to the Second World War, the Labor Department had primary responsibility for the enforcement and administration of our immigration laws.

Our leaders of the Greatest Generation understood that for America to do well, Americans had to do well.  Their goal was to make certain that American workers would not have to compete with foreign workers for a job.  This was of particular concern during the Great Depression which saw millions of desperate unemployed Americans standing on line at soup kitchens. Shielding American workers from foreign competition gave rise to the middle class which, in turn, created the “American Dream.”

Immigration law enforcement authority was moved into the Justice Department during the beginning of the Second World War when concerns arose that enemy combatants, including spies and saboteurs, might seek to enter the United States.

Today tens of millions of hard-working Americans are unemployed or under-employed.  President Trump’s immigration policies are beginning to have the desired effect of liberating jobs and raising wages.

However, politicians from both parties seek to undermine the President’s goals.  What is particularly infuriating is that Democrats in Congress, who claim to be “pro-labor,” continue to block the administration’s efforts to secure our borders, not only against narcotics and other contraband as well as criminals, terrorists and fugitives but against the entry of foreign workers who undercut the jobs and wages of Americans.

The Democrats support massive chain migration and demand the legalization of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were granted temporary authorization under Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action- Childhood Arrival) program, threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.

If those DACA aliens, who had claimed to have entered the United States prior to their 16 birthdays are legalized, once they acquire U.S. citizenship they will have the right, under current law, to file to have all of their brothers and sisters and their spouses and minor children admitted into the United States as lawful immigrants.  Under such a scenario, one newly minted U.S. citizen could bring in dozens of extended family members.

The Democratic Party used to be the party of blue collar America- supporting laws and policies that benefitted that segment of the U.S. population.  Their leaders may still claim to be advocates for America’s working families, however their duplicitous actions that betray American workers and their families, while undermining national security and public safety, provide clear and incontrovertible evidence of their lies.

Americans must demand that all of our political leaders finally accept the wisdom, morality and true leadership of the Greatest Generation and support President Trump’s immigration policies and the underlying principle that for America to do well, Americans must do well.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.

Jerusalem is mentioned over 600 times in the Holy Bible — Is Pope Francis ignoring the scriptures?

On December 23rd, 2016 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted. The United States abstained from voting on the resolution. Resolution 2334 mentions Jerusalem multiple times:

1. Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major
obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;
2. Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;
3. Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

NOTE: A Google search of “Vatican statement on UN Resolution 2334” found no results.

According to Wikipedia:

Pope Francis expressed sympathy to the Palestinian cause already during his visit to the Palestinian Authority in May 2014. On May 13, 2015, the Vatican announced the intention to sign its first treaty with the State of Palestine after formally recognizing it as a state in February 2013.[9] The treaty was signed on June 26, 2015.[10] Following recognition of the State of Palestine, Pope Francis proceeded to establish diplomatic relations with that state, and on January 14, 2017 a Palestinian embassy to the Vatican was officially opened.[11]

On December 10th, 2017 Pope Francis said, “I make a heartfelt appeal so that all commit themselves to respecting the status quo of the city, in conformity with the pertinent resolutions of the United Nations.”

The statement by Pope Francis that “all must commit themselves to respecting the status quo of the city” of Jerusalem is a lie of both omission and commission.

Resolution 2334 did change the status quo of the City of Jerusalem. The Vatican was apparently silent. The Vatican and Pope Francis are clearly anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian, given the above major events.

Psalm 122:3-5 ESV reads,

Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together, to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.”

Does Pope Francis not understand the Holy Bible? Is Pope Francis ignoring the Word of God? Is Pope Francis putting politics before Catholic principles?

There are over 600 references to the City of Jerusalem in the Holy Bible. Among them are:

Isaiah 62:1 ESV, “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.”

2 Chronicles 6:6 when God said, “But I chose Jerusalem for My Name to be there, and I chose David to rule over My people Israel.”

In a World Net Daily op-ed titled “10 biblical reasons behind Trump’s Jerusalem decision” Rabbi Tuly Weisz writes:

This week Jews and Christian Zionists are rejoicing that President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, and “the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.” He made his remarks from a room set with a Christmas backdrop, the day before the White House Hanukkah party.

Here are 10 biblical reasons Trump made the right decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital.

  1. Jerusalem is mentioned more than 600 times in the Bible.
  2. King David declared it 3,000 years ago.
  3. The Jews have never forgotten Jerusalem.
  4. The sovereign state of Israel established Jerusalem as its capital city.
  5. Throughout history there has been an uninterrupted Jewish presence in Jerusalem.
  6. Jerusalem is the focus of Jewish practices.
  7. Only Israel protects the holy sites of all faiths.
  8. Jews worldwide pray in the direction of Jerusalem.
  9. American law already requires the embassy to move to Jerusalem.
  10. The name Jerusalem contains a blessing for peace.

Read the Biblical justification for these statements by clicking here.

Pope Francis, as the Bishop of Rome and Holy See, must uphold the Word of God over the resolutions of men. That seems to have slipped his mind?

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Judge Roy Moore launches video titled ‘We Dare To Defend’

In an email to supporters the Roy Moore for Senate campaign sent out a new video titled “We Dare To Defend.” The email reads:

Doug Jones is a radical left-wing liberal who despises our Alabama conservative values.

But McConnell, the Obama-Clinton Machine and their lapdogs in the fake news media are burying me and my campaign under an avalanche of nasty attacks as part of a desperate effort to hide Doug Jones’ liberal views from the voters.

That’s why I need your help to counter their attacks and expose liberal Doug Jones.

You see, my campaign team just produced a hard-hitting video ad showing voters Doug Jones is just another pro-abortion, anti-gun Hollywood liberal.

Using state-of-the-art digital technology, my digital team can show this new hard-hitting ad to up to 1,000,000 targeted voters over the next 48 hours — for a fraction of the cost of expensive TV ads.

Those wishing to donate to the Roy Moore for Senate campaign may do so by clicking here.

I was ‘withheld worldwide’ by Twitter for telling the truth! Here’s why.

On December 8th, 2017 I was withheld worldwide from posting, sharing or commenting on Twitter. My offense? I violated their “community standards” policy because I told three facts about homosexuals in response to anther tweet.

In response to another tweet I stated that homosexuals are dangerous to the one another. That HIV/AIDS is a gay disease and that all pederasts are homosexuals.

Let’s look at each of these statements.

Homosexuals are Dangerous to One Another

In an article titled “Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community” the Human Rights Campaign reported:

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP) estimates that nearly one in ten LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) has experienced sexual assault from those partners. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes.

[ … ]

The CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found for LGB people:

44 percent of lesbians and 61 percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women

26 percent of gay men and 37 percent of bisexual men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual men

46 percent of bisexual women have been raped, compared to 17 percent of heterosexual women and 13 percent of lesbians

22 percent of bisexual women have been raped by an intimate partner, compared to 9 percent of heterosexual women

40 percent of gay men and 47 percent of bisexual men have experienced sexual violence other than rape, compared to 21 percent of heterosexual men

Within the LGBTQ community, transgender people and bisexual women face the most alarming rates of sexual violence. Among both of these populations, sexual violence begins early, often during childhood.

        Among

transgender racial minorities

    • , 24 percent of transgender American Indians, 18 percent of transgender people who identified as multiracial, 17 percent of transgender Asians, and 15 percent of Black transgender respondents experienced sexual assault in K-12 education settings – much higher rates than students of other races. Transgender women respondents experienced sexual assault more often than their transgender male peers.

Nearly half (48 percent) of bisexual women who are rape survivors experienced their first rape between ages 11 and 17.

HIV/AIDS is a Gay Disease

HIV.gov reports:

  • More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, but 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.
  • An estimated 37,600 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2014.
  • From 2008 to 2014, the estimated number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. declined 18%.
  • In 2016, 39,782 people were diagnosed with HIV in the U.S.
  • Gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men, are most affected.
  • Southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for 50% of new infections in 2014.
  • In the jurisdictions where they could be estimated, annual infections in all states decreased or remained stable from 2008-2014.

Graphic by HIV.gov.

All Pederasts are Homosexuals

Dictionary.com defines pederasty, derived from Greek paiderastía love of boys, as:

Sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.

And pederast as:

1720-30; Greek paiderastḗlover of boys, equivalent to paid- (stem of paîs boy, child + erastḗs lover, equivalent to eras, stem of erân to love  +  -tēs agent noun suffix. A man who practises pederasty.

Twitter does not like the truth. For you see telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

SPECIAL REPORT: Exposing The Deep State

Judicial Watch, the leading American non-partisan watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act lawsuits to investigate alleged misconduct by government officials, has issued a report titled “Exposing The Deep State.

Clcik on the image to download the report.

The report begins by defining the “deep state”:

Deep State operatives are ensconced in every agency of the government; they have their own agendas; and many of them think they don’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law or the American people. They also are enmeshed in and interface with outside networks of organizations, media companies, universities, think tanks and corporations that share their views, help shape their views and exert enormous influence on policy and its day-to-day implementation. The “military-industrial complex” President Dwight Eisenhower warned about is a reality but it is not the only complex providing the architecture of the Deep State; there are several of them: the intelligence/security-industrial complex, the environmental/academic-industrial complex, to name but two.

The Special Report explores the workings of the Deep State through four case studies, in each of which Judicial Watch is involved in investigative action and litigation. Three agencies that are part of the deep state  and highlighted in the report are:

  1. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), involving three JW Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits. One lawsuit focuses on the efforts by agency political officials and civil servants to hide their communications and circumvent the Federal Records and Freedom of Information Acts. The second lawsuit demands to see documents surrounding the EPA’s cost-benefit analysis of the Clean Power Plan, which Judicial Watch suspects to be “fake science” used to justify the Obama EPA’s health claims in the Clean Power Plan, a scheme to end coal energy under the guise of combatting alleged global warming. The third lawsuit is aimed at EPA’s efforts to propagandize the American People illegally to promote its power grab over a clean water rule it was attempting to promulgate at the time.
  2. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), involving four JW FOIA lawsuits focusing on the political targeting of President Barack Obama’s political enemies, including conservative non-profit organizations and individuals, and the unlawful collusion among the IRS and other agencies of government, such as the Justice Department, the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services, to spy on innocent American citizens, propagandize them and bring criminal charges against political enemies of the Obama administration and/or the Deep State. l United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Soros Open Society Foundations, involving two JW FOIA lawsuits focusing on the Soros Open Society Foundations’ use of U.S. taxpayer money channeled through USAID to destabilize and overthrow the democratically elected governments of Macedonia and Albania.
  3. The Intelligence/Law-Enforcement Community, involving six JW FOIA lawsuits, an additional FOIA request and an advisory/demand letter, all focused on the surveillance, unmasking and illegal targeting of President Trump and his associates during the government’s investigation of purported Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion with the Russians by Trump and his team. The Special Report examines the flood of leaks and innuendos coming out of the government surrounding Trump and his associates, including the Gen. Michael Flynn episode; the Obama administration’s misuse of the NSA database of surveillance intercepts to target and unmask the identities of Americans; the Trump Dossier and the FBI’s involvement in it; along with James Comey’s purloined memoranda and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Trump and his associates, including unsubstantiated accusations of obstruction of justice by the president when he allegedly ask Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation. The Report assembles the evidence at hand and finds it supports the conclusion that the Deep State, working primarily through the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, is actively engaged in subversive measures (a “soft coup”) designed to delegitimize Donald Trump, cause the American people to lose faith in their president, destroy the Trump presidency and eventually impeach him or put him in jail.

The report notes, “The only way to observe and evaluate the workings of the Deep State is to penetrate the veil of Deep State secrecy that shields the actions of political appointees, career civil servants, private contractors and their relationship with the media and outside agents of influence that comprise the Deep State. ”

The Special Report concludes that:

[I]t is time to tear down the wall of secrecy surrounding the Deep State. President Trump should order federal agencies to stop the stalling and start obeying the nation’s open-records laws. Until they do, the dangerously malignant Deep State will continue to grow and undermine American democracy.

Read the full “Exposing the Deep State” report by clicking here.

VIDEO: President Trump hosts Louise Lawrence-Israëls at the White House for Hanukkah celebration

On December 7th, 2017 President Trump hosted a Hanukkah celebration at the White House. One of the guests there was Louise Lawrence-Israëls.

President Trump said this about Louise:

We’re also deeply honored that Louise Lawrence-Israëls is here to share this evening with us and to make a few remarks. Louise is a Holocaust survivor. The first three years of her life were spent in hiding in an attic out of Amsterdam, a row house in Amsterdam — amazing story and amazing situation to be in.

Her family could not light the candles that we’re about to light this evening, but they lit them in their hearts.

Who is Louise Lawrence-Israëls?

Through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum First Person program, Holocaust survivors have the opportunity to share their remarkable personal stories of hope, tragedy, and survival with thousands of visitors at the Museum. This program was recorded on June 1, 2017. It features Louise Lawrence-Israëls, who was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1942. Louise was just a baby when her parents took her with them into hiding in Amsterdam. The city was liberated by Canadian forces on May 5, 1945.

Please watch her tell her story, lest we ever forget.

SWAMP EXPOSED: Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer gave anti-Roy Moore information to WaPo

Big League Politics first reported that former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post. 

According to Editor-in-Chief Patrick Howley from Big League Politics:

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Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his opposition to the Republican president.

Big League Politics has obtained screenshots of a text conversation between Tim Miller and conservative writer Charles C. Johnson. In the conversation, Miller refers to “Beth.” He is referring to Beth Reinhard, a Washington Post reporter who has pushed the allegations against Moore.

The allegations that Moore pursued young teenage girls have been roundly criticized for alleged factual inaccuracy, and for the Democratic Party connections of at least one accuser.

Here is the Miller conversation with WaPo reporter Beth Reinhard:

Gay Star News reports that Tim Miller, who is a homosexual, is supporting Judge Roy Moore’s opponent by contributing to his campaign. Gay Star News included the following tweets by Miller:

Moore has made his position on homosexuality very clear, holding the Biblical view that sodomy is a sin and that transgenders should not serve in the U.S. military. Judge Moore is a West Point graduate and combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

It seems that Judge Moore is vindicated when he said that the Republican establishment, Democrats and homosexuals are after him as they were against President Trump.

The Alabama voters will be selecting their new U.S. Senator on Tuesday, December 12th. This newest revelation and President Trump calling for Alabamians to support and vote for Judge Roy Moore may swing even more voters toward the outsider Republican.

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A Flaw in their Figures

The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) was established as a charitable organization, in 1924 by Monsignor Richard Barry-Doyle and in 1926 by Pope Pius XI, to help Catholics in the Near East and Asia, including victims of the September 1922 Armenian Genocide.  The tragic Turkish/Islamic massacres and atrocities against the 1.5 million Greek and Armenian population was followed by the Great Fire of Smyrna, which then completely destroyed the Greek and Armenian quarters of the Greek city, located on the Aegean coast of Anatolia/Turkey.

Barry-Doyle’s entreaties for generous donations for his humanitarian work with orphans in Asia Minor, Asian Turkey and the Anatolian peninsula included heart-wrenching, detailed accounts of Muslim savagery used against Christians.  Given that history, one would assume that today’s CNEWA members would continue to tell its readers the truth of the perilous Christian experience in most of the Middle East, and the one exception where they are safe and thriving, but that is not the case.

CNEWA recently reported in the “Middle East Christians on the Move” about the recent shift of the Christian population throughout the Middle East, basing its figures on information from the Holy See, regional church officials, the CIA World Facebook, World Bank, the UN and the U.S. Census Bureau.  The reasons given for the population upheaval were the war in Syria, the terrorism of ISIS, and the general turmoil caused by the totalitarian regimes.

Unpardonably, the papal agency failed to cite the only Middle East country where the population of indigenous Christians has increased since 1948 – Israel.

Rather, the association alleges that Israel’s Christian population declined by half since the 1940s, a vague date that would suggest reasons of Israel’s War of Independence, discontent or insecurity.  However, there are more Christians living in Israel today (170,000) than there were before Israel’s statehood (130,000); Christians are flourishing under Israeli sovereignty.  The report also gave the year of flight of 50,000 Christians from Iraq as 2014, when the truth is more than a million Christians were driven out with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

CNEWA divides the Middle East into two categories, using “Major Decline” to describe Iraq and Syria, and “In Flux” for Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Jerusalem, and “Palestine.”  Despite CNEWA’s partiality, Jordan’s 19-year designation of “West Bank” for Judea and Samaria and Gaza do not constitute a “Palestine,” and the separate listing of Jerusalem from Israel is in keeping with the Vatican’s violations of Jewish human rights and its desire to control Jewish archaeology and holy sites. The terminology also suggests that the six entities are designated “In Flux” due to a troubled regime, insecurities and war, which does not apply to Israel with its robust economy, and its inexplicably large impact and disproportionate contributions to the world.  Yet, with such a dishonest designation, the association intimates that the future of Christians is as perilous in Israel as in the Islamic states.

The truth has been distorted to make their assertion.  Israel’s indigenous Christian population increased by almost 300 percent in Israel since 1948, enjoy a higher level of education than do Israel’s Jews, are unlikely to leave, and are not “in flux.”  Yet, CNEWA’s report puts the Christians at a small minority, 170,000 people, a 2.4 percent of the population.

The report fails to mention that of the 34,000 Christians in 1948, the majority were Arab Christians, who now number 130,000, an increase of 282 percent, but are excluded from the equation.  That skews the true numbers.  The data’s poor presentation and omissions appear to be intentionally tailored for a dishonest anti-Israel agenda.

The result of this misreporting has its ramifications:

  • The agency’s ethics come into question for using fallacious and derogatory propaganda about Israel to raise funds.
  • Despite the evidence that Christians are prospering in Israel, Israel is being unfairly vilified and categorized with Islamic countries (Syra, Egypt, Iraq), where churches are burned to the ground and Christians are slaughtered en masse by jihadis.
  • CNEWA is concealing the actual statistics about the horrific fate of Christians in Islamic countries, further endangering the remaining religious minorities by not bringing the truth of their plight to the world’s attention.

It is time for Msgr. John E. Kozar, secretary, and Michael JL Le Civita, director of communications, of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (cnewa@cnewa.org), and trustees Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Treasurer and Archbishop of New York (communications@archny.org), Mr. Rev. Terrence T. Prendergast, SJ., Archbishop of Ottawa (arch@ottawa.ca), and Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver (http://rcav.org/contact-the-archbishop/), to make the necessary adjustments to the reports and provide the public with the unvarnished truth.

An apology and corrections would be honorable.

I look forward to their positive replies.

Fox News is just as big a problem on refugee issue as CNN, NBC, ABC and PBS

The other day when we reported that the Heritage Foundation got it so wrong with its “Roadmap for Reform” one of my first thoughts was it is because they clearly are living in a D.C. bubble and have no idea of what is going on in ‘flyover country.’

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Elizabeth Llorente Fox News Latino reporter.

I think it is because the mainstream media isn’t reporting on the trouble in towns and cities where refugee overload has created enormous tensions. We don’t expect fairness from CNN etc, but Fox News is just as much to blame!

This Fox News story by Elizabeth Llorente makes my point.  Llorente clearly hasn’t read very much about the program and then she uses Linda Hartke, of all people, as her source for views from the religious Left.

We will get to Hartke shortly, but first this.  Reporter Llorente clearly got this talking point from the refugee contractors (probably from Hartke!).

The number of refugees entering the U.S. has plummeted since President Trump lifted a four-month ban on admissions.

Only 3,108 refugees came to the U.S. in October and November, the first two months of the new fiscal year. The Obama administration admitted 18,300 refugees in the same period last year. The new numbers represent a dramatic 83 percent drop.

Lazy reporter?

Take a look at this data (below).  What do you see? Those two months she uses as comparison are the highest two October/November admissions for probably 20 years (at least 10 here). Yes, Trump’s numbers are thankfully low, but it is disingenuous to take the top Obama months and compare them this way—this is what the lying Left does all the time!

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This is a screenshot from Wrapsnet. I cut the later months off so that we could see the early months for the last 11 years more clearly.  November numbers have not been added yet. We know however that the total for Trump’s October and November is 3,108. What steams me is when I see Trump’s numbers compared to the largest numbers Obama ever had in those months. That is what the Leftwing media does all the time, so why is Fox News doing it?

In the fall of 2016, fearing that Trump would be elected in November, the Obama administration was working furiously to bring in extremely high numbers in those months leading up to and following the election.  The numbers were so high that refugees were dumped into motels because the contractors couldn’t keep up.

Now to Linda Hartke!

Of all the people to quote representing the nine contractors*** she picked the embattled Hartke and gives her many column inches to lament! (Does she know Hartke personally?)

Don’t these reporters at Fox News read?

Hartke is embroiled in accusations of financial mismanagement. See Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart’s expose here.

Llorente goes on….

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Hartke makes over $300,000 annually and her organization is allegedly in deep turmoil.

Groups that work with refugees lamented the drop, saying the U.S. should not scale back its support for people fleeing upheaval.

Could Fox just once mention the fact that these “groups that work with refugees” are paid government contractors who have a financial interest in seeing ever-larger numbers of refugees admitted to the US.

“It’s tragic, really,” said Linda Hartke, president and chief executive of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which resettles refugees. “It’s tragic for refugees who’ve fled for their lives, who are simply looking for the chance to be safe and provide for their families and see their kids go to school and live in dignity.”

She said to Fox News, “It hard for many Americans to understand why this administration fails to see that we not only have an international obligation to protect the most vulnerable, but an opportunity to demonstrate American leadership.”

As for the administration’s withdrawal from the global talks on migration, Hartke viewed it as bewildering.

“The global compact was an opportunity, including for our neighbors, to be much more thoughtful about the flows of migrants, what’s good for this country and for our neighbors as well,” Hartke said. “Having these conversations in a global context is something we shouldn’t be afraid of.”

And, in light of what is happening inside Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, I have to say that Hartke has chutzpah!

Readers, stop believing everything Fox News says, please read many sources of alternative media to become fully informed.

Here, for new readers and for reporter Llorente, are the nine federal resettlement contractors paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities.  These middlemen get paid by the head for their ‘charitable good works,’ so they have no incentive to ever see a reduction in numbers.

Feeding the Swamp: The Democrat Strategy for 2018

National Geographic teaches us that the growth and decay of swamp roots increase the accumulation of soil. The animals living in the swamp feed on fallen leaves and other material. The droppings of wildlife including animals, fish, and birds help fertilize the swamp.

So it is in Washington – political animals, fish, birds, and plants living in a well-calibrated ecosystem dangerous to outsiders.

President Trump has threatened the delicate balance of the established Washington swamp ecosystem and the swamp creatures are uniting to destroy him.

Swamp life and career politicians adapt to fluctuating water levels and weather conditions. Elections that destabilize the equilibrium are managed with absorption of the excess water and a return to the balance of nature that swamp life requires. President Trump has disrupted the status quo of political life in Washington and the establishment Democrat/Republican ecosystem is in total disarray and struggling to survive – they cannot resorb the water – they are desperate and determined to destroy the disruptor.

The current Mueller investigation is a joint effort of the Washington establishment to remove President Trump from office. Mueller’s “EPA” – Effort to Prove Anything – seeks to restore equilibrium to the corrupt political establishment. Political analyst Cliff Kincaid has written a superb article chronicling the troubling ascendance of Mueller.

Mueller, lauded as a non-partisan man of integrity by both Democrats and Republicans, has exposed himself as a primary swamp creature determined to destroy President Trump. So far Mueller’s “EPA investigation” into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has exonerated candidate Trump of any collusion and instead exposed secretary of state Hillary Clinton for actually colluding with the Russians to sell 20% of American uranium assets. No problem for swampster Mueller – in a move of stunning investigative overreach he simply expanded the scope of his witch hunt with a suspicious lack of opposition from Republicans. Currently the Mueller “EPA” is conducting an unauthorized, unrestricted, unlimited investigation into President Trump personally. Why?

It is always about the delicate balance of the ecosystem. President Trump promised America that he would grow the economy and drain the swamp to make America great again. Voters could finally see that career politicians like the Clintons, Pelosi, Obama, Bernie Sanders (the pretend socialist), Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell all came into office with very little and left as millionaires with full benefit packages guaranteed for life. Voters recognized that lawmakers were making laws that benefitted themselves at taxpayer expense. They could see the lives of the politicians improving but their own lives deteriorating. Voters were no longer satisfied with the established political ecosystem – they voted for change. They voted to drain the swamp.

President Trump is keeping his campaign promises to grow the economy and drain the swamp and the establishment politicians are going wild. Trump’s successes are making America great again even though the mainstream media refuses to report them. Instead the media focuses on Mueller’s “EPA” partisan open-ended attempt to destroy, destabilize, and overthrow the government of duly elected President Donald Trump.

President Trump’s America-first policies have done more to improve the American economy in one year than Obama’s did in eight years – this is no accident. President Trump unapologetically prioritizes the lives of Americans. He is putting America back to work to increase their personal wealth and individual independence. The Washington swampsters prefer Hillary’s unaware compliant public that can be controlled by their complete dependence upon the government.

President Trump’s extraordinary successes in reducing unemployment, increasing jobs, and passing tax reform has sent our economy soaring. Consumer confidence and the stock market is at an all-time high yet the self-seeking swamp creatures will sacrifice all of America’s gains to restore their own equilibrium.

In the Washington swamp alligators and crocodiles live side by side. If the Mueller “EPA” investigation fails in its mission the Dangerous Liaisons “DL” effort is being developed to take down President Trump. This is the way it works.

Sexual misconduct has always been an open secret in Hollywood and in Washington. Some of the misconduct is genuinely criminal – rape is a crime that must be prosecuted and punished. No means no. Some misconduct is pay-to-play in nature. The Hollywood/Washington casting couches exploiting the ambitions of actors, actresses, and political hopefuls – buyers remorse twenty years later is suspect and unseemly. These ambitious men and women chose to pay the price. Yes means yes. Then there is unsubstantiated ALLEGED sexual misconduct – the Washington swamp’s weapon of choice to bring down POTUS.

The first wave of destruction targeted both the genuine criminal sexual behavior of sexual predators and the pay-to-play variety of Al Franken, John Conyers, and Harvey Weinstein. The second wave of destruction is targeting and destroying political and entertainment careers and demanding resignations based entirely on allegations.

Why? The answer is the 2018 mid-term elections.

The swamp establishment has only twelve months to invert the American standard of “innocent until proven guilty” and reset it to “guilty until proven innocent.” The cluster of political/entertainment resignations over unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct is deliberate. Cliff Kincaid also discusses the willingness of the Democrats to sacrifice their own.

Consider the staggering dangers of accepting guilt by allegation. Any man, woman, or any political opponent can destroy the reputation and career of another by simply making false accusations. It is the dirtiest of dirty political tricks. Bearing false witness is so serious a crime that it is number nine on the list of Ten Commandments.

The current end-justifies-the-means joint political effort to topple President Trump is supporting the sinister “guilty by allegation” cultural inversion. Familiarity breeds acceptance. The alligators and the crocodiles are hoping that American voters will be so familiar with the new inverted standard that they will accept it and demand President Trump’s resignation based on false allegations of sexual misconduct. The voting public can expect hundreds of unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump in the next year.

The 2018 elections will determine the swamp’s future because without the required Democrat seats in the House they cannot impeach President Trump. Swamp creatures will do anything and everything including bearing false witness to restore the balance of their corrupt ecosystem. They will sacrifice their own. They will sacrifice American morality, principles, and the Constitution to restore equilibrium and the status quo. They will even sacrifice a dazzling growth economy to destroy the President.

President Trump must continue to drain the Washington swamp. We cannot allow the honorable American tradition of “innocent until proven guilty” to be sacrificed for the political appetites of the swamp creatures. We the people must reject the tyranny of the swamp’s “ends justify the means” policies. We the people must reject the feeding frenzy of the swampsters and shut down the Mueller investigation because it will eventually devour every principle of American democracy.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in the Goudsmit Pundicity.

European Union Suing Countries that Refuse to take Migrants

Pressure from Brussels is being ratcheted up against the so called Visegrad three (there were four!) to take thousands of those illegal migrants that have ‘made their way’ across the Mediterranean or came in via Turkey to Greece and are now piled up in Italy or Greece.

I’m calling them migrants because in most cases their status as legitimate refugees has not been determined.  Asylum seekers who can prove they would be persecuted if returned to their own countries become legitimate refugees only after having had their asylum claims processed and approved.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (left).

We learned this week that Germany was preparing to begin returning to Syria those migrants who failed their asylum requests.  See here.

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban says George Soros is working to push migrants throughout Europe. As I have said repeatedly, Donald Trump should invite Orban to a state dinner and send a powerful message!

Here is news from News Europe:

The European Commission is suing Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary for failing to fulfill their obligations in the context of the European refugee relocation programme.

The Visegrad four had all objected, with Slovakia joining Hungary in suing the European Commission for interfering with their sovereignty. Slovakia stepped down from its confrontation with Brussels, but Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest continue to express objections to the programme. Turning the tables, the European Commission is now taking the three countries to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The refugee relocation plan was adopted in 2015 and envisaged the relocation of 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy to the rest of the EU. The resettlement scheme took into account unemployment, GDP, and population. The quota for the Visegrad countries was 8,000 refugees.

The Law and Justice (PiS) government insists Poland will not accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East citing security concerns.

I wonder if these countries are thinking about getting out of the EU as the UK is now (slowly) doing.  Each could trade directly with the UK and the US.  But, they would need to build up their armies, shore up their borders as the Muslim population grows in Germany, France, Belgium, etc. in the coming decades.

See my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive by clicking here.

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Florida Must Become Energy Independent by 2020

What will promote human life? What will promote human flourishing — realizing the full potential of life? How do we maximize the years in our life and the life in our years? Answer: cheap and reliable power.

Organic Fossil Fuels are the Lifeblood of Civilization!

Florida’s Governor, Congressional delegation and state legislature must make it their number 1 priority to make the Sunshine State Energy Independent by 2020 or sooner!

Florida:

  1. Imports all of its natural gas and 99.9 % of its oil.
  2. Imports all of its refined petroleum based products (e.g. gasoline).
  3. Is the second largest user of natural gas, Texas being the largest.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

  1. Geologists believe there may be large oil and natural gas deposits in the federal Outer Continental Shelf off of Florida’s western coast.
  2. Florida was second only to Texas in 2014 in net electricity generation from natural gas, which accounted for 61% of Florida’s net generation; coal accounted for almost 23%, the state’s nuclear power plants accounted for 12%, and other resources, including renewable energy, supplied the remaining 4% of electricity generation.
  3. Renewable energy accounted for 2.3% of Florida’s total net electricity generation in 2014, and the state ranked 10th in the nation in net generation from utility-scale solar energy.
  4. In part because of high air conditioning use during the hot summer months and the widespread use of electricity for home heating during the winter months, Florida’s retail electricity sales to the residential sector were second in the nation after Texas in 2014.
  5. Electricity accounts for 90% of the site energy consumed by Florida households, and the annual electricity expenditures of $1,900 are 40% higher than the U.S. average, according to EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey.

Even as human populations have grown dramatically and increased their use of fossil fuels, the world has become a much better place.

As CO2 emissions have risen so too have the GDP per person, life expectancy and the population.

Florida politicians are addicted to the precautionary principle (“better safe than sorry”). It is a maxim embraced by government planners and regulators in the Sunshine state at every level. They do not even want to determine what organic fossil fuels lay off of Florida’s coastlines. The precautionary principle worked to stop the building of nuclear power plants in the United States after the 3 Mile Island incident. Today the same tactic is being used to stop off shore drilling using the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Off shore drilling naysayers use the example of the Deepwater Horizon spill to strike fear into the hearts of Floridians. But as FDR said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  An example of using the fear factor (precautionary principle) is what happened in Japan following the meltdown of a nuclear power plan in Fukushima. The facts are that no one has died from radiation, nor has cancer increased however, 1,600 did die of stress due to the unnecessary evacuation of people from the area.

Fear kills.

What off shore naysayers, fear mongers, don’t tell you is that mother nature is the greatest polluter in the Gulf of Mexico. According to NOAA over 2,500 barrels of oil naturally seeps daily from fissures in the Gulf. This seeping has been going on for tens of thousands of years, yet the Gulf is doing just fine. Would it not be better to capture this oil, and natural gas, than have it continue to seep into the Gulf?

Some argue that even if natural gas is discovered in Florida’s waters that building an on shore natural gas processing plant is not economically feasible or politically doable. There is an answer to this negative with a positive via new technology. Israel is faced with the same concerns about onshore natural gas processing plants. To solve the problem Nobel Energy and Shell Oil have come up with a solution. Process the natural gas using floating plants. According to Robert Sullivan of the New York Times:

It’s called Prelude, and it’s bigger than big. More than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, it was constructed with 260,000 metric tons of steel, more than was used in the entire original World Trade Center complex, and it’s expected to displace 600,000 metric tons of water, or as much as six aircraft carriers. Even the paint job is huge: Most big vessels dry-dock every five years for a new coat, but Prelude’s paint is supposed to last 25 years. It will produce more natural gas than Hong Kong needs in a year. And it’s so big that you can’t really photograph it, at least not all at once.

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What makes this giant liquefied-natural-gas enterprise feasible, paradoxically enough, is the miniaturization its construction represents. It’s much smaller than landlocked equivalents — imagine shrinking your local refinery until it fits on a barge. Shell Oil, which has the biggest stake in the project, describes Prelude as more environmentally friendly than an onshore site. There are no estuaries under threat, no shorelines to run pipe across and reduced risks to population centers, given the explosiveness of natural gas. And it is designed to ride out extreme weather, thanks to three giant 6,700-horsepower thrusters that can turn it into the wind and waves. “These are the things that the naval architects had to worry through,” says Robert Bea, co-founder of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, at the University of California, Berkeley. “It works like a big-ass weather vane.”

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Environmentalists use the fear factor when talking about drilling for natural gas and oil off of Florida’s shores. The same is true for some of Florida’s Congressional delegation, such as Rep. Vern Buchanan.

Fear is not good public policy.

What is good public policy is insuring that Floridians have access to cheap and reliable power in the foreseeable future. Now it the time to take action. Waiting is not an option.

If Governor Rick Scott and Republicans are committed to creating jobs, then they must diversify the economy by promoting energy independence. Energy independence will lead to reduced costs for electricity, gasoline and diversify the economy.

That is good public policy. This is the moral thing to do.

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