While Americans Can’t Afford To Heat Their Homes, Biden Pays Muslim Country Billions to Dump Coal

As part of talks led by John Kerry, donors are exploring how solar might replace the coal plants.


While Americans can’t afford gas or to heat their homes, Biden is bragging of a deal to subsidize solar panels in Indonesia.

Americans have too much money. And too much everything. Let’s give it all away.

The United States, Indonesia and other allies signed a $20 billion deal on Tuesday at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit that will help Indonesia reduce its reliance on coal.

The goal of the agreement, called the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), is to help Indonesia reduce emissions and transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

This isn’t a deal.

This is welfare and a bribe to convince a Muslim regime that has massacred Christians and continues to oppress them to switch its energy from reliable coal to worthless wind and solar.

And they’re taking us for every billion they can get.

The G7 and its partners have made multi-billion dollar offers to wean Vietnam, Indonesia and India off coal — but it has yet to convince emerging economies to drop the dirtiest fossil fuel.

The three deals have been under negotiation through much of 2022 and are being modeled on an earlier, $8.5 billion deal to shut down South Africa’s coal industry, dubbed a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).

It’s hoped that at least two new partnerships might be unveiled during the COP27 U.N. climate talks, which start on November 6 in Egypt. Discussions with Vietnam and Indonesia have advanced to the point where initial cash offers of around $5 billion and $10 billion, respectively…

If you think that’s bad, the Green New Dealers want to get India and eventually China on board. And at that point we’re talking completely nightmarish numbers that would bankrupt everyone.

U.S. President Biden emphasized the importance of this partnership, saying, “Indonesia has shown tremendous leadership and ambition throughout the development of this partnership. The resulting new and accelerated targets demonstrate how countries can dramatically cut emissions and increase renewable energy while advancing a commitment to creating quality jobs and protecting livelihoods and communities.”

While destroying American jobs, livelihoods and communities.

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AUN-TV NEWS: Federal Government Fines Missouri Doctor $500 Billion for Suggesting Vitamin D for Covid

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ALEX NESTER

Alex Nester is an Investigative Fellow for Parents Defending Education. Before joining Parents Defending Education, Alex reported on education at the Washington Free Beacon and produced podcasts for Nebulous Media.

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DR. ERIC NEPUTE

Dr. Eric Nepute is a Licensed primary care provider in the state of Missouri. He is a License Doctor of chiropractic, Certified Doctor of natural medicine, a Certified nutritional specialist, and certified internal health specialists. Dr. Nepute has Advanced training, fellowships and certifications in functional neurology, Orthomolecular nutrition, Internal health, as well as advanced biomechanics.

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Woman Not Charged for Stabbing Store Clerk Who was Defending Himself Against Her Violent Boyfriend

Here’s our recent episode of Shout Out Patriots:

Bodega store clerk charged with murder after defending himself

As Jose Alba, 61, was being violently assaulted by a man in a Harlem bodega, the store clerk grabbed a knife in self-defense and fatally stabbed his attacker.

The confrontation began when a female customer didn’t have sufficient funds on her EBT debit card to purchase a bag of chips for her daughter.

The unidentified mother became angry when he refused to hand over the bag of chips for free. She promised to have her boyfriend, 35-year-old Austin Simon, come “f***” him up, which she did and then Simon did.

After tossing Mr. Alba around in the store, Mr. Simon demanded the store clerk apologize to his girlfriend. Simon then grabbed the clerk by the collar and proceeded to drag him, presumably to force an apology to his girlfriend.

Alba picked up a knife from a counter as he was being manhandled and reportedly stabbed Simon five times, killing him. The girlfriend also got into the fray, pulling a knife from her purse and stabbing Alba four times.

The prosecutor’s office, headed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, charged Alba with second-degree murder and demanded a $500K bond, which a judge reduced to $250k. Unable to afford the hefty bail, the elderly store clerk was escorted to the notorious prison, Rikers Island.

After a public outcry, the judge had a heart and reduced Alba’s bail to $50,000, something he could afford. Mr. Alba was then released from jail.

And what about the unidentified girlfriend who stabbed Alba four times?

She wasn’t charged at all. The prosecutor’s office decided SHE was the once acting in self-defense, not Alba.

Wait! The woman threatens violent harm against the store clerk, brings in her boyfriend to “eff” him up, then stabs him four times, but SHE is the one acting in self-defense?

Rightly did the editorial board of the NY Post write:

“Thanks to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, New York is a city turned upside down…Jose Alba needs to be free. Alvin Bragg needs to be out of office.”

In this episode of Shout Out Patriots, our team pounces on George Soros and his handpicked prosecutor, Alvin Bragg, for ignoring a fundamental right of all Americans—the right of self-defense for the INNOCENT!

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PODCAST: MAGA Must Prevail in GOP Fight! Why is Gas so High?

GUESTS AND TOPICS

DR. ILEANA JOHNSON PAUGH

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, Romanian Conservative is a freelance writer, author, radio commentator, and speaker. Her books, “Echoes of Communism”, “Liberty on Life Support” and “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” “Communism 2.0: 25 Years Later” are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Her commentaries reflect American Exceptionalism, the economy, immigration, and education.

TOPIC: Why is Gas so High?

JEFF CROUERE

Jeff Crouere is the host of, “Ringside Politics,” which airs weekdays on WGSO 990-AM in New Orleans. He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.Crouere.net.

TOPIC: MAGA Must Prevail in GOP Fight!

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PODCAST: Biden’s real reason for putting his Ministry of Truth committee inside Homeland Security

Here’s our recent episode of Shout Out Patriots:

Ministry of Truth is located INSIDE a law enforcement agency for a reason

After reading the news, do you ever feel like checking your driver’s license to make sure you’re still living in the United States?

That’s exactly how I felt in mid-April when I woke up to this astounding news:

The Department of Homeland Security Has Formed A ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis immediately branded this dystopian-sounding board, “The Ministry of Truth.”

Whatever it’s called, we know that it is a federal agency formed to monitor AND correct what Americans read, write or say!

We might expect totalitarian countries to establish such a censorship board.

But when did America become a nation of gag orders with thought-control police ready to slap down non-government sanctioned speech?

I almost fell off my chair when I heard Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas make the highly dubious claim this department will have no power.

Law enforcement never forms a department with no power, and Homeland Security is the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country!

At Shout Out Patriots, we discuss the sinister reason for putting this board inside a law enforcement department:

They want to operate in secret!!!

As you know, law enforcement has special privileges that allow them to keep their activities and research confidential.

They do it all the time. They are famous for telling reporters and citizens that the information they are seeking is protected due to ongoing investigations.

Putting this censorship board INSIDE Homeland Security is not by accident. It’s by design.

Biden wants to keep his research confidential. Label his investigations private. And employ government staffers in complete secrecy.

We may never know what’s going on behind the closed doors of this Disinformation Governance Board!

But hopefully, it will be abolished before we need to know.

‘The president’s Ministry of truth is an un-American abuse of power,” said House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy.

We couldn’t agree with him more. Now we can only hope and pray he pushes through legislation to to defund it.

God bless!

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Is Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-16) Biden and Pelosi’s Lap Dog?

UPDATE: We received the following statement from Congressman Steube: “House Democrats unveiled a 2,741 page bill consisting of $1.5 trillion dollars in federal spending that was voted on the same day. I voted against the 6.7% increase in non-defense spending which will have a drastic impact on our nation’s economy and will undoubtedly exacerbate the already-historic 40-year high inflation we are experiencing. The House separately voted on aid for Ukraine and defense funding, which I supported. I have been a strong advocate for sending military aid to help the Ukrainians defend themselves against Putin’s evil aggression. The Biden Administration has been weeks, if not months behind in handling Putin. There have been several opportunities to vote for new aid to Ukraine over the past few weeks, but Pelosi chose to play bureaucratic games instead,” said Rep. Greg Steube.


Lapdog: a servile dependent or follower. – Merriam-Webster.


The co-chairs of Florida’s congressional delegation are Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, and Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings. Rep. Buchanan, as co-chair has great influence over the other members of the delegation when it comes time to voting on key policy issues such as government spending bills.

We weren’t shocked when we learned that eight members of the Florida delegation, including Buchanan, voted for the $1.5 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill.

Those Republicans from Florida who helped pass the $1.5 trillion bill were Representatives: Neal Dunn (FL-02), John Rutherford (FL-04), Scott Franklin (FL-15), Florida Congressional Delegation co-chair Vern Buchanan (FL-16),  Greg Steube (FL-17), Brian Mast (FL-18), Carlos Gimenez (FL-26) and Marla Salaquez (FL-27).

If Buchanan had held the line on this massive government spending bill it would have sent a clear message. However, he didn’t!

Why weren’t we shocked?

On October 18, 2013 we wrote a column titled “FL Rep. Buchanan votes to fund government by defunding America.” In our column we stated:

Floridians woke up on October 17th to learn the government shutdown had ended and the debt ceiling had been raised. One of the key votes cast to pass the US Senate Budget Agreement was from Rep. Vern Buchanan (R – FL District 16).

[ … ]

Buchanan is one of eighty-seven Republicans who voted to fund the government, raise the debt ceiling and allow the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to move forward. Buchanan is the only representative from Florida on the powerful House Committee on Ways & Means. He also co-Chairs the twenty-seven member Florida Congressional delegation with Rep. Alcee Hastings (D – FL District 20).

And if this isn’t enough John Binder, from Breitbart News, on March 11, 2022 reported this about the Omnibus Spending bill that Buchanan voted for:

A Democrat spending bill, negotiated with Republicans, uses American taxpayer money to fund “border security” measures in eight foreign countries while including no new funds to construct a border wall along the United States-Mexico border.

The government funding package spends about $370 million in taxpayer money to fund “enhanced border security” in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Oman. At least $150 million of that funding is allocated for Jordan’s borders.

Likewise, the package includes taxpayer money to fund border security in Libya, “border security activities” in Nepal, and “border security programs” in Pakistan.

Vern Buchanan a RINO or GOPe?

We’re wondering if Buchanan is now either a Republican In Name Only ( RINO) or a member of the Grand Old Party elite (GOPe) or both.

Buchanan has a history of siding with anti-American and anti-Florida causes, in addition to voting for Democrat policies.

Here is a list that we covered since his election to the Congress:

  1. Buchanan has been endorsed by radical Environmentalists. Buchanan at on time listed on his Congressional website receiving the Ocean Champions Congressional Champion award. Under the Obama administration Ocean Champions supported the implementation of the National Ocean Policy on July 19, 2010, known as “Ocean Zoning.” This Obama era policy was fully supported by Ocean Champions and twelve other environment groups.
  2. Buchanan has voted consistently to increase spending. See our comments on Buchanan’s latest vote to increase government spending.
  3. Buchanan has refused efforts to explore off of Florida’s shore lines for oil and natural gas. At the start of March, 2017 U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke announced that 73 million acres in the Gulf would be open to drilling for five years starting in August. Up for reelection Republican Representative Vern Buchanan (FL – District 16) sent out a poorly phrased email asking about offshore drilling on Sunday,  January 7, 2018. We found Buchanan’s email survey seriously flawed in four ways. First, the survey is unscientific. Second, respondents have no way of knowing who got the email and their level of knowledge on the topic of drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf Coast. Third, an individual on our staff answered the survey multiple times without being told that he had already voted. Fourth, the second possible answer to the question invokes the “precautionary principle.
  4. Buchanan at times says one thing to get elected then abandons those who elected him to do the opposite. His consistency on supporting liberal policies has been noted many times. He and his staff tend to ignore those who want him to hold the line on government spending.
  5. Buchanan has sent constituents misleading and fake information as well as Al Gore like talking points about sea levels rising. In 2017 Buchanan sent out the following in an email with an accompanying ABC Channel 7 video: “Climate change is a serious issue for a state like Florida that has two coastlines vulnerable to rising waters. That’s why I am again calling on President Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Accord. Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think by replying to this email.” – Vern. Vern must’ve smiled when Biden, on the day of his inauguration, reentered the Paris Climate Agreement.
  6. Buchanan even voted in favor of a “slush fund” to protect members of Congress against sexual abuse and harassment charges. Buchanan says he’s a Christian. If so where’s his morals? Why did he vote to provide money to protect possible sexual predators? Is this the kind of action you should or would expect from a moral man?

The Bottom Line

Vern Buchanan needs to be on the side of lower taxes, less government spending, pro-fossil fuels and against the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi cabal.

We wrote in 2020 that Florida must become energy independent because the Sunshine State imports 99% all of our oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products from other states.

Buchanan siding with the greens and Democrats has led to higher gasoline and diesel prices, higher costs for consumer goods and inflation due to higher government spending.

Buchanan and his fellow Florida delegation members who voted for higher spending are part of the problem.

American economist and statistician who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy, Milton Friedman said,

Inflation is an old, old disease. We’ve had thousands of years of experience of it. There is nothing simpler than stopping an inflation—from the technical point of view.

The only cure for inflation is to reduce the rate at which total spending is growing. There is no way of slowing down inflation that will not involve a transitory increase in unemployment, and a transitory reduction in the rate of growth of output. But these costs will be far less than the costs that will be incurred by permitting the disease of inflation to rage unchecked.”

The inflation that Floridians are experiencing isn’t just Biden’s but it’s also Buchanan’s. Biden and Buchanan did this. Make no mistake about it!

Dear Vern, get it? Got it? Good.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

Doctor fired for refusing the COVID shot says health network misled employees to get the experimental Covid jab

The left’s terrible horrible lies to pursue tyrannical control are killing us. Literally.

Doctor fired for refusing the COVID shot says health network misled employees to encourage vaccine uptake

A New Jersey doctor who was fired for refusing the COVID jab told LifeSite his former health network failed to look into data contradicting the mainstream narrative and instead relied on ‘propaganda and pseudo statistical hocus pocus.’

By: Lifesite News, Feb 16, 2022:

PHILLIPSBURG, New Jersey — A New Jersey medical doctor who was fired last year for refusing to take the experimental COVID-19 jab says his health network made “false and misleading statements” to encourage employees to get the shots, and “failed to consider compelling evidence that the mainstream COVID narrative was seriously flawed.”

The doctor now plans to sue his former employer for wrongful termination, and also intends to file a lawsuit against a telemedicine credentialing company he believes refused to credential him because of his stance on the increasingly mandated injections.

In a phone interview Monday, Dr. William Braun M.D., who graduated from Rutgers University in 1985 and has held a supervisory role overseeing family practice residents for roughly 30 years, said his career with St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) came to an abrupt end last summer.

In August 2021, SLUHN CEO Richard A. Anderson sent out a memo to all hospital employees advising them that they would need to become fully vaccinated by September 25 or lose their jobs.

In the email, which Dr. Braun forwarded to LifeSite, Anderson repeated the mainstream view that COVID-19 had become “a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” a claim challenged by studies and public data showing spiking hospitalizations and deaths among the “fully vaccinated,” along with the steadily nosediving real-world efficacy of the experimental COVID-19 drugs.

Months earlier, per another document obtained by LifeSite, Anderson had also asserted that “the vaccine prevents asymptomatic spread” of COVID, a claim walked back by public health experts including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) head Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Dr. Braun, who has extensively researched the COVID-19 drugs as well as studies contradicting the mainstream narrative surrounding them, told LifeSiteNews he decided to challenge his employer’s jab mandate.

According to Braun, in an effort to encourage vaccine uptake, SLUHN had made “false and misleading statements” in its “two missives to the employees.”

The email exchange obtained by LifeSite shows Braun responded to the August directive with a series of questions.

Among the doctor’s queries were whether St. Luke’s leadership was aware that public health experts have acknowledged the jabs don’t stop transmission, whether they knew that data from Israel strongly challenged the efficacy of the shots, and whether the health system was aware of the harmful effects of the spike proteins produced by the mRNA drugs.

In addition, Braun asked if the health network was “willing to take financial responsibility for any serious adverse reactions that may befall us” by getting the jab.

The doctor said he “never got a written, comprehensive answer to any of my questions.”

St. Luke’s did not immediately respond to LifeSite’s request for comment.

Anticipating his future termination from his role, Braun nevertheless bolstered his case against the jab mandate by creating and sending a heavily-sourced document providing summaries of studies showing the inefficacy and danger of the injections along with the ethical problems of coercing people to take drugs that are not licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and whose clinical trials are not set to wrap up until 2023 at the earliest.

“All the vaccines available in the U.S., that’s the key phrase: ‘available in U.S.’, are experimental, and therefore this is an experimental therapy,” Braun told LifeSite. “And by threatening to fire somebody, you’re trying to coerce them to take an experimental therapy.”

Braun also argued that being fired for refusing an “experimental therapy” violated his rights under the Nuremberg Code, a series of medical ethics crafted at the end of World War II to guard against future atrocities like those committed by the Nazis, which included conducting medical experiments on prisoners in concentration camps.

Meanwhile, Braun is not alone in arguing that the Pfizer jabs currently available in the U.S. are not the same as the drugs which were granted “full approval” by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year.

Earlier this month, The Epoch Times reported that “few, if any” of the FDA-approved COVID-19 Pfizer drugs labeled “Comirnaty” are available in the U.S. Instead, only an unbranded version of the Pfizer drug, which is still under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), is being distributed.

The FDA has stated the Comirnaty and unbranded drugs “are legally distinct with certain differences,” which they say “do not impact safety or effectiveness.”

However the distinction has caused concern.

Matthew Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, a legal group, argued in a statement obtained by The Epoch Times that since “[t]here is currently no fully FDA-approved licensed COVID shot available to the population” and “[e]verything that is available remain[s] under the EUA law,” people should “have the option to accept or refuse the shots.”

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has also made the point that Comirnaty is not available in the U.S.

Meanwhile, Dr. Braun told LifeSite that he believes the studies used to promote jab mandates rely on faulty science.

According to Braun, the CDC, FDA, and other agencies which have forwarded studies to justify universal vaccination “are essentially engaging in propaganda and pseudo statistical hocus pocus.”

“None of the studies that they present show things that real epidemiologists would be interested in, for example, an absolute risk reduction number for an important endpoint like death or ICU admissions whenever they present a study,” Braun argued.

Regardless of his efforts to prove the inefficacy of the COVID drugs, in September 2021 Braun was terminated from his position. He now plans to levy a legal challenge against St. Luke’s for wrongful termination.

According to the health network, Braun was among 155 employees who lost their jobs for refusing to get the experimental shots.

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Vincent James O’Connor Banned From DLive

It isn’t easy to monitor everything Vincent James O’Connor has ever said or written online. Since 2015 he has been a prolific creator of online content, with an output that includes three hour live video segments, streamed multiple times each week.

So maybe Vincent James O’Connor has said something absolutely horrible, something so vile that even those of us who defend his right to free speech would be hesitant to defend him. That’s not likely, though, because despite being on the predictable leftist hit lists for years, YouTube didn’t kick him off their platform until a few months ago. He discussed all of this on a video he recently posted to BitChute.

Demonetized by YouTube along with Steven Crowder and dozens of others in June 2019, O’Connor started placing 3rd party ads on his own. It wasn’t until August of 2020 that YouTube cancelled O’Connor’s “Red Elephants” channel altogether. No strikes. No warning. No reason provided.

Meanwhile, O’Connor had begun streaming on DLive, a relatively new platform that welcomed everyone. Five days a week, three hours per day, for nearly a year, O’Connor was broadcasting on DLive, putting in the same volume of work as major talk radio hosts. And by doing this, this man whose political opinions have made him unemployable in most professions was able support his family.

But no more. All too aware of what happened to Parler, shortly after the events of January 6, management at DLive banned O’Connor from their platform. The people banned along with O’Connor had some of the biggest audiences on DLive, including Nick Fuentes, Patrick Casey, Ethan Ralph, Patrick , Steve Franzen, Salty Cracker, Jake Lloyd, and many others.

Coping with being thrown off two platforms where he’d placed his biggest bets, O’Connor has now made his primary home a new platform Trovo.live/VincentJames. For financial support Vincent James O’Connor’s Red Elephants relies on viewers going either to SubscribeStar or using Bitcoin. He cannot be supported via CashApp, PayPal, Venmo, GooglePay, or Apple Pay, because they’ve all banned him. For that matter, O’Connor has also been banned by Airbnb, Uber, Uber Eats, Vrbo and others.

There are at least two things signified by what’s happened to O’Connor. First, if you become a target of the left and the censors, they won’t stop at pushing you off platforms. Your banishment will extend to a full spectrum of online services including payment processors, transportation, and lodging.

Second, and more generally, the censorship in America has advanced beyond silencing individual voices like Vincent James O’Connor, and has now moved to silencing entire platforms. Parler is gone and may or may not come back. DLive has been kneecapped. Telegram is coming under siege, and not surprising at all, a front in this battle is Apple, which is being sued by someone alleging “emotional distress” based on Telegram’s presence in Apple’s App Store. And Gab, not dependent on 3rd party servers, is overwhelmed with traffic and faces a tough challenge: How will they make enough money to expand, if every bank, major hosting vendor or ISP, and possibly even ICANN is determined to see them fail. How will any of them?

If Vincent James O’Connor has said anything, ever, to justify this sort of censorship, then YouTube ought to be willing to provide the evidence. The same goes for every single case of censorship. The Left in the United States, backed up by a frightening array of corporate and federal power, has nearly succeeded is eliminating not “hate speech,” but speech they hate. This must stop.

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Analysis of the Biden-Harris Immigration Plan Reveals Very BIG Numbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. /PRNewswire/ — The Biden-Harris campaign has issued a detailed plan for how they would carry out immigration policy if elected in November. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has analyzed the Biden-Harris policy proposals in order to project the real-world consequences they impose on Americans. The report investigates how these policies might translate into real numbers of new immigrants who could be admitted to the United States and the costs associated with what would likely be an unprecedented surge of new migration.

According to FAIR’s analysis, By the Numbers: How the Biden/Harris Immigration Platform Will Fuel a Staggering Increase of Immigrants and Population Growth, the proposals offered by the candidates could entitle a staggering 52 million new immigrants to eventually settle in the United States. This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country.

The lax approach to illegal immigration offered under the Biden-Harris plan – halting construction of border security fencing, eliminating detention for most illegal border crossers, scaling back worksite enforcement, and limiting deportation to only violent criminals – would also carry some large numbers with dollar signs in front of them. The likely increase in illegal immigration would run up the costs of services and benefits to illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children to more than $200 billion annually. That increase would represent a 50 percent jump in the already onerous annual costs to American taxpayers.

“Campaigns are an opportunity for candidates to present to the voters their vision on important policy matters. To their credit, the Biden-Harris campaign has done just that on immigration policy,” noted Dan Stein, president of FAIR. “But policy proposals are not just words on paper. If implemented, they will have quantifiable results. They can mean more legal and illegal immigration or less; greater costs to taxpayers, or less.

“It is important to get beyond rhetoric and look at the real-world implication of policy proposals if they become law, so that voters can understand the choices they are making,” said Stein.

Among the potential consequences of FAIR’s analysis of the Biden-Harris immigration plan:

  • 52 million total new legal and illegal immigrants eventually entering the country due to these policies.
  • 43 million people made eligible for family-chain migration under an extensive amnesty program.
  • At least 2.4 million new immigrants under various non-family-based migration categories.
  • At least 20 million illegal aliens residing in the country due to reduced border enforcement and detention, and highly constrained interior enforcement.

The complete analysis, By the Numbers: How the Biden/Harris Immigration Platform Will Fuel a Staggering Increase of Immigrants and Population Growth, can be found here.

ABOUT FAIR        

Founded in 1979, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is the country’s largest immigration reform group. With over 2 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.

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The Decline of Christianity Since the Reformation

David Carlin: The decline of Christianity is found not just in those who claim no Christian faith, but also in those who claim to be liberal Christians.


Modern history (by which I mean the history of the western world since about the year 1500) tells many stories.  I suspect that these many stories are subplots in one big story, and for years I’ve been trying to guess what this one big story may be.  My guess (but it’s only a guess) is that the one big story is the story of how the western world has been trying to get rid of Christianity.

The story begins with the Protestant Reformation.  None of the reformers intended to do away with Christianity.  Just the opposite.  Regardless of anybody’s intentions, however, a divided Christianity would be easier to destroy than a united Christianity.

This divided Christianity led in the 16th and 17th centuries to the rise of skepticism, especially in France.  But skepticism, while it continues even to the present day to erode Christianity, is too purely negative a thing to replace the old faith.  And a replacement is needed.  You can’t just get rid of Christianity and leave the world with nothing to believe in.

Skepticism was succeeded by a more positive thing in the 18th century, Deism, which professed to hold on to the good elements of Christianity (afterlife, morality, etc.) while getting rid of its bad elements.  But Deism was too “thin” a thing to replace Christianity.  Besides, it stopped well short of the ultimate aim of anti-Christianity, namely the complete eradication of the old religion.

Deism helped bring about the French Revolution, which showed for the first time that a powerful state could be used as a tremendous anti-Christianity machine.

In the second half of the 19th century, there was a great intellectual movement on behalf of agnosticism.  But agnosticism was simply another name for the old skepticism, still too negative a thing to get the anti-Christianity job done.

In the 20th century, two gigantic anti-Christianity movements took the stage, and each of them came to control an enormously powerful state: Nazism and Communism.  The former intended to get rid of Christianity while thinly disguising its intention; it deceived many Christians who wanted to be deceived.  The latter didn’t stoop to disguise; it was quite frank about its intention.  Both of them did great damage to Christianity, and when they failed (Nazism in 1945, Russian Communism in 1991) they left behind them a Christianity that had been greatly weakened.

In the postwar period (1945-present) the western liberal democracies (U.S.A., U.K., France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, the Scandinavian countries, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain [after Franco], Portugal [after Salazar]) have been subject to a non-statist kind of anti-Christianity.  These countries all experienced, some of them sooner, some of them later, the growth of an anti-Christianity public sentiment.

These countries all experienced the gradual asphyxiation of Christianity by the gradual growth of anti-Christian feelings.  For decades the state played little or no part in this smothering process – though this has changed recently.

This liberal-democratic, anti-Christianity got a tremendous boost beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s with the coming of the sexual revolution.  This “revolution” was about sex – but it was about much more than sex.  Sexual restraint and even downright chastity had been an essential element of Christianity from its beginning in the first century AD.  Get rid of Christian sex morality, and you’re well on your way to getting rid of Christianity altogether.

Once the average person decides that Christianity has been wrong about fornication, adultery, homosexuality, abortion, etc. for almost 2,000 years, it will be relatively easy for that person to believe that Christianity has also been wrong about many other things – including all the articles of the Nicene Creed.

Many would-be Christians – I have in mind “liberal” Catholics and Protestants – believe it is possible to have a “new and improved” Christianity that embraces and endorses the values of the sexual revolution.  They are mistaken – as certain a priori considerations should have persuaded them decades ago, and as experience has abundantly demonstrated over the last fifty years.

Throughout the western world (the world that used to be called Christendom), including the United States, Christianity is in steep decline today.  Evidence of this decline is found not just in those who claim no Christian faith (the “Nones”).  It is also found in those who claim to be liberal Christians – which means that they have dropped most of Christianity’s orthodox “baggage.”  And it is also found in those who, while claiming to be orthodox, really don’t take their orthodoxy seriously.

Two questions:

  1. Does one have to be an atheist to be anti-Christianity? Strictly speaking, no. For instance, the Deists of the 18th century were anti-Christianity without being atheists.  But if you want to get rid of Christianity, it helps to be an atheist.  A lot, because atheism is the most thoroughgoing kind of anti-Christianity.  If you want to get rid of the old religion, why not go all the way?  Why not destroy the very foundation of Christianity?
  2. Does one have to be a supporter of abortion to be counted among the haters of Christianity? Yes. For the right to abortion – and not just the legal right but the moral right as well – is essential to the sexual revolution.  If we don’t have abortion as a back-up when mistakes are made or accidents happen, how can we have a moral regime of sexual freedom?

Practically speaking, we can’t.  Think about it.  If abortion were to be banned throughout America, the next thing you know we’d have people recommending chastity.  And once people recommend chastity, guess what? – they’ll start recommending Christianity.

Well, we can’t have that, can we?  And therefore we must make sure that abortion is legal and is considered to be morally unobjectionable.  Indeed we must make it a praiseworthy thing – the kind of thing which, like public education and police and fire protection, everybody who needs it should have free of charge.

For what it’s worth, that’s my reading of the last 500 years.

David Carlin

David Carlin is a retired professor of sociology and philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island, and the author of The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America.

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The Patriotic Tribute: “Why I Stand”

During RFD-TV’s The American presented by DISH, fans were treated to a moving video of Meredith Looney LaMirande‘s poem, “Why I Stand.” Read the complete poem below.

Why I Stand

By: Meredith Looney LaMirande

I  don’t do it out of obligation, I don’t do it because I’m told.

I don’t do it because I was trained, I don’t do it to be bold.

I stand for our National Anthem, because I’m forever grateful to be free.

I stand for the Anthem to respect, those before me.

The broad stripes and bright stars, are symbols of freedom which is rare.

The type of freedom that was won, while bombs burst in the air.

I stand for bravery dating back, to the Revolutionary War.

Battling the greatest army, not knowing what was in store.

I stand for the heroes who stormed Normandy, that fatal day.

Accepting that the ultimate sacrifice, might be the price to pay.

I stand for our twin towers, as a tribute that we have not forgotten.

I salute our military for ending, our fear that was Bin Ladin.

Our children are born, with rights and freedoms at birth.

How blessed are we to live, in the greatest nation on Earth.

Where democracy is our foundation, and there is opportunity for all.

A country free from oppression, our Lady Liberty stands tall.

A first class military whose dedication, is second to none.

Patriots ready to perform, when the war must be won.

We have wounded warriors who would return, if only they could, Doing more for this country, than any single person should.

Heroes have fallen, their caskets draped in red, white and blue. Stand up, sing along, their lives were given for you.

So as long as the star spangled banner, yet wave.

I stand for the land of the free, and the home of the brave.


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ROBERT POWELL

Robert Powell started his career in finance 50 years ago as an OTC trader in Philadelphia. Bob than became an investment advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott until 1993 ..was recruited by AGEdwards & Sons until the company was sold..went to Legg Mason until it was acquired by now Morgan Stanley..was then recruited by Raymond James in 2012.until Bob retired in October of 2017 and transferred the Alpha Capital Partners to the capable hands of Tyler Mercer.

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SETON MOTLEY

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Conservative Media Killing Operation Mockingbird

While visiting a relative, CBS evening news was on TV in the background. It felt like water torture hearing arrogant reporters authoritatively lie about president Trump and every political issue. Their deceptive message was Republicans are mean and Democrats are good. Incredibly, 95% of the broadcast was fake news.

Could I escape being bombarded with fake news in my car? No. Every news-break on the radio was crafted to imply that Trump is guilty of everything and Republicans are mean.

Clearly, there is a coordinated fake news media campaign to instill hatred for Trump, America, Christians, Conservatives, Republicans, Trump supporters and straight white men. It is as if a daily memo is sent to Democrat media operatives. “Okay everyone, the phrase of the day is “Trump is an existential threat.” Every news broadcast finds a way to fit it in.

“Here’s Amy with the weather report.” “Thanks Jim. It will be stormy today. And speaking of stormy, Trump is an existential threat.” No one knows what “existential threat” means. But it sounds smart and is intended to sell the lie that Trump is extremely dangerous.

Democrats are currently blitzing the media with their lie, “Trump is a cult leader”. What they are really promoting is Trump supporters are a small minority of mind-controlled hateful crazies.

I remember seeing “The FBI Story” 1959 movie starring Jimmy Stewart. As a child, I thought FBI agents were awesome men. We’ve learned that there are bad actors in the FBI and CIA. Allegedly, Operation Mockingbird is a program launched by the CIA in the 1950s to manipulate media to spread propaganda. Writer Deborah Davis said Operation Mockingbird recruited prominent American journalists and oversaw front groups.

Evidence suggest Operation Mockingbird is alive and well today. Shockingly, we have learned that the FBI and CIA played major roles in spreading the lie that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election from Hillary.

Hillary paid for a lie-filled dossier written about Trump. Hillary’s gross dossier even claimed Trump paid prostitutes to urinate on a bed slept in by Obama. Her operatives in the FBI used the gross dossier to illegally acquire warrants to investigate whether or not Trump stole the election. The absurd investigation lasted 3 years, costing taxpayers $32 million.

CNN and MSNBC victimized their tiny leftist audiences 24/7 for the 3 year bogus investigation. They promised Trump’s guilt would be confirmed and he would be humiliatingly booted out of office. The Trump resistance movement was devastated when the investigation concluded that Trump won the election fair and square.

Moving on to their next treasonous scheme to remove Trump, Democrats launched a news narrative claiming Trump committed impeachable crimes during a phone call with the president of Ukraine. Democrat Adam Schiff read Trump’s extreme bullying outrageous demands on national TV. I watched it on TV in the doctor’s office waiting room. I thought, “Oh my gosh. Trump said that?” Schiff assumed he could get away with lying about the content of the phone call because presidents do not released the content of conversations with foreign leaders. Trump blew Schiff’s scheme by releasing the transcript of the phone call. But here is where it gets really crazy and unbelievably arrogant.

Democrats and fake news media simply ignored the transcript. Based on Schiff’s lying version of the phone call, Schiff held impeachment hearings on national TV for two weeks. In essence, Schiff and fake news media told the American people, you are too stupid and unsophisticated to detect Trump’s obvious crimes during the phone call.

After each day of Schiff’s hearings, fake news media excitedly reported that “bombshell” testimony confirmed Trump’s guilt. In truth, none of Schiff’s witnesses could name a crime committed by Trump.

Displaying their off-the-chain arrogance, everything fake news media reported about the impeachment hearings were lies.

If we did not have conservative media countering fake news media lies, millions would be clamoring for Trump’s head to be placed into the impeachment guillotine. Remarkably, Trump’s approval rating rose after the impeachment hearings.

I wish to express my utmost respect and thanks to conservative media and congressional republicans for daily fighting and explaining Democrats’ and fake news media’s coup to remove our president via Schiff’s kangaroo court impeachment hearings.”

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, conservative talk radio, Fox News and the internet.

Fake news media is not all powerful. Despite a fake news media blackout, 1.7 million of us showed up in 2010 for a Washington DC Tea Party rally to protest Obamacare.

In 2016, fake news media gifted Hillary’s presidential campaign a billion dollars worth of lie-filled news stories designed to destroy candidate Trump and Trump the man. They failed. Hillary and her minions were devastated when Trump defeated her in an electoral landslide. We are well on our way to killing Operation Mockingbird.

We remember where we were during important events. It was 1988. During my lunch break, I returned a VHS movie to the video store – got back into my car and turned on the radio to listen to conservative talk show host Tom Marr on WCBM, 680AM in Baltimore. To my shock and disappointment, Tom’s show was replaced with some new guy, Rush Limbaugh.

This song cracks me up. I love it. The Rush Hawkins Singers’, “Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh’s On.”

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