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Monday, November 05, 2018

We're Not Done Yet

Why American Consumers Are About To Be Blindsided By An Inflationary Shockwave

While unsuspecting U.S. consumers continue to expect low, sub-2% inflation according to the latest YTD low breakeven rate, little do they know they are about to be blindsided by a coming inflationary shock, according to a new WSJ reportwhich notes that many U.S. consumer staple and industry-leading companies are either already in the process of raising prices, or have set concrete plans to do so in the very near future.

Once these price increases are passed through to consumers, it will likely mark the end to a long period of "low inflation" that the Fed has constantly leaned on as an excuse to keep rates low for nearly a decade.

Take Clorox for example, which is raising prices on everyday products like cat litter. Coca-Cola also reported higher prices for the past quarter. Mondelez International also plans to raise prices in North America next year according to an interview with its CEO on Monday. The food giant said that it is passing along rising costs, including ingredient and transportation costs, to consumers.

Airlines are also passing on costs as they are paying about 40% more for jet fuel than they were a year ago. Delta, jetBlue and American have all raised fees, fares, or both. Trucking costs were up 7% annually in September and private sector wages and salaries in the September quarter rose 3.1%.

Arconic was able to widen its operating margins this past quarter on its aluminium products by using tariffs to justify price hikes. Manufacturers are paying about 8% more for aluminium and 38% more for steel than they were a year ago. Looming potential tariffs with China to the tune of $200 billion also continue to weigh on input costs.

Even such supposedly immune to day-to-day price fluctuation companies as Apple ,recently raised prices on its new MacBook Air and iPad Pro products by between 20% and 25%.


PolitiFact Gives North Dakota Dem Party 'Pants on Fire' Rating for False Claim About Hunters Losing Licenses by Voting

Hunters who vote in North Dakota's midterm elections next week will not lose their hunting licenses, despite a new ad by the North Dakota Democratic Party claiming that voting could cost hunters their out-of-state licenses.

"Attention hunters: Voting in North Dakota could cost you your out-of-state hunting licenses," says the Facebook ad released earlier this week.

PolitiFact explained that hunters do not have to fear that they may lose their licenses if they vote.

If you have an out-of-state hunting license anywhere outside of North Dakota—and it's an out-of-state license, rather than a residential one for residents of that state—you're safe.

If you have a North Dakota residential hunting license, you're also safe, because in applying for that license you already gave up any other residential licenses. North Dakota's Game and Fish department doesn't allow a person to hold two residential licenses. (Those tend to expire within a season or year anyway.)

PolitiFact also found no evidence that people living in North Dakota who have a residential license in another state, such as people who recently moved, would lose those licenses. The Fish and Wildlife offices in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Minnesota said voting in North Dakota would not make a residential license void.


Former Governor Rendell warns Dems: 'We are leaning left too far'

The colorful former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, penned an op-ed in The Hill warning his fellow Democrats that the party was leaning too far left.

For Democrats, one trend that has taken hold is quite alarming: our swing to the far left. That trend has been exemplified by almost all of our putative presidential candidates. The two clearest examples of trying to appeal to our base by being as progressive as possible were the rush to embrace a “single-payer” health care system after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) publicly endorsed it, and the stampede to call for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan really was not unexpected; he talked about single-payer during the 2016 campaign. But when he reiterated it, loudly and clearly, his words brought a rapid endorsements from almost all other Democrats who are hinting at presidential aspirations. If you’ve read one of my columns in The Hill, you know that I think single-payer could work under certain circumstances but I am troubled by its initial expense and taxes we would have to raise to make it work early on. In the few places it has been tried, such as Vermont, it was repealed because it was simply unworkable and unfundable.

If the Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 - be it Sanders or no - promises to enact a single payer, "Medicare for all" health insurance plan, that candidate will be slaughtered. With a price tag of $3 trillion over 10 years, and the prospect of government interferring in our health care decisions, the American people would decisively reject the idea.

So yes, please Democrats, go for it.


Reporter Accuses Trump Of Encouraging Political Violence — Trump Flips The Script

President Trump had a blunt response for a reporter accusing him of motivating political violence with his speech.

There has been a rash of politically motivated terror in the past two weeks. A right-wingzealot has been arrested in coordination with mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media targets, and a Synagogue was attacked by an anti-Semite, killing 11 members of the congregation.

As Trump was leaving the White House Friday, a reporter yelled, “You’re encouraging politically motivated violence with the way you speak.”

Trump pointed at the reporter and shot back, “You’re creating violence by your question.”

The reporter gasped, “Me?” and Trump replied, “You are creating — you.”


Hackers Claim Breach Of 120 Million Facebook Accounts; Put Private Messages Up For Sale

Back On September 28, Facebook announced that as many as 90 million users may have had their "access tokens", which keep people logged into their account, stolen by hackers. The number was subsequently reduced to 30 million accounts whose phone numbers and email addresses were accessed in the largest security breach in the company's history.

Of the 30 million exposed, 14 million users had much more data harvested, including; "username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches," according to the company.

It now appears that their private messages were also compromised.

According to the BBC, hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. The unknown perpetrators also told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell.

Meanwhile, Facebook said its security had not been compromised noting that the data had probably been obtained through malicious browser extensions.

Despite denying it had been breached, Facebook said it had taken steps to prevent further accounts being affected even though just over a month ago it admitted a massive hack had broken through its security tokens.

Meanwhile, the BBC said that while many of the users whose details were compromised are based in Ukraine and Russia, some are from the UK, US, Brazil and elsewhere.

"We have contacted browser-makers to ensure that known malicious extensions are no longer available to download in their stores," said Facebook executive Guy Rosen.

"We have also contacted law enforcement and have worked with local authorities to remove the website that displayed information from Facebook accounts."

The breach was first noted in September, when a post from a user nicknamed FBSaler appeared on an English-language internet forum: "We sell personal information of Facebook users. Our database includes 120 million accounts," the hacker wrote.

The claim was examined by cyber-security company Digital Shadows which confirmed that more than 81,000 of the profiles posted online as a sample contained private messages. Data from a further 176,000 accounts was also made available, although some of the information - including email addresses and phone numbers - could have been scraped from members who had not hidden it.

The BBC Russian Service then contacted five Russian Facebook users whose private messages had been uploaded who confirmed the posts were theirs. One example included photographs of a recent holiday, another was a chat about a recent Depeche Mode concert, and a third included complaints about a son-in-law.


Missing Dog 11-5-18: UPDATE

Koba (pictured) slipped his collar on Nov 4th around 6pm on Atlantic Ave in Salisbury. He is a neutered, 3 year old pit about 55lbs and very friendly and loves other dogs!

He has a tick borne disease that affects his hind legs so you will see him running oddly.

If you find him he will probably come right up to you but he pulls on a lead. Call me at 443 614 1854 or 443 944 5505 if you see him please! He has a very thin coat and gets cold very easily!

Federal judge says Georgia must ease rule for voters proving citizenship as Election Day looms

Georgia must make it easier for voters flagged as potential noncitizens to prove their U.S. citizenship at the polls, a federal judge ruled Friday in an injunction ordering the state to change its procedure just four days before Election Day.

A spokeswoman for state Attorney General Chris Carr did not immediately say whether the state would appeal. Spokeswoman Katie Byrd said state attorneys were reviewing the order.

The injunction by U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross addresses a specific issue that arose from a broader lawsuit by civil rights groups who in October filed a broader challenge to Georgia's 'exact match' verification process.

The state requires identification information on voter registration applications to precisely match information already on file with the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration.

Some mismatches are triggered by variations in a name, like a dropped hyphen, or because of data entry errors.


Suspect in Vandalism Attack on New York Synagogue Is Democrat Activist

James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama.

The New York Times reported Saturday:

Mr. Polite was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for writing “Die Jew Rats,” “Hitler,” “End It Now” and “Jew Better Be Ready” in marker on walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.

The police said surveillance video captured Mr. Polite, of Brooklyn, inside the synagogue.

He was taken into custody on Friday morning at the scene of a fire that had been set inside the coat room of Yeshiva Beth Hillel of Williamsburg, officials said.

Mr. Polite was charged with arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief — all as hate crimes — for setting fires at four other locations affiliated with the Jewish community, including another school. The police recognized Mr. Polite from the surveillance video at Union Temple.

The synagogue had been scheduled to host a Democratic Party event. The Daily Caller notes that Democrats, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had used the vandalism in political messages — until the arrest.


As Overdose Deaths Soar To Record Highs, FDA Approves New Painkiller That's 1,000X More Powerful Than Morphine

Purdue Pharma and other pioneers of powerful opioid painkillers probably felt a twinge of regret on Friday when the FDA approved a powerful new opioid painkiller that's 10 times stronger than fentanyl - the deadly synthetic opioid that's been blamed for the record number of drug overdose deaths recorded in 2017 - and 1,000 times more powerful than morphine, ignoring the objections of lawmakers and its own advisory committee in the process.

After all that trouble that purveyors of opioids like Purdue and the Sackler family went to in order to win approval -doctoring internal research and suborning doctors to convince the FDA to approve powerful painkillers like OxyContin despite wildly underestimating the drug's abuse potential - the agency might very well have approved those drugs any way? And opioid makers might have been able to avoid some of the legal consequences stemming from this dishonesty, like the avalanche of lawsuits brought by state AGs.

What's perhaps even more galling is that the FDA approved the drug after official data showed 2017 was the deadliest year for overdose deaths in US history, with more than 70,000 recorded drug-related fatalities, many of which were caused by powerful synthetic opioids like the main ingredient in Dsuvia, the brand name under which the new painkiller will be sold.


Jimmy Buffett Targets Republicans During Concert for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Rocker and environmental activist Jimmy Buffett jabbed Republican lawmakers during a concert in support of Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday.

The Associated Press reports Jimmy Buffett changed the lyrics of “Come Monday” to reference the November 6 midterm election, singing “Come Tuesday, things will change. Come Tuesday, we’re making a change. It’s been two insane years and it’s time to really switch gears.”


End of Daylight Saving Time Means an Opportunity for Increased Crime

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Urges Marylanders to Pay Attention to Surroundings
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The upside to the end of Daylight Saving Time is an extra hour of sleep. The downside means longer nighttime darkness when criminals are more likely to prey on victims since daylight often lessens violent crimes. As Standard Time replaces Daylight Saving Time this weekend, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention has produced a list of safety tips to help keep Marylanders safe as darkness comes earlier in the day.
Research shows a statistically significant correlation between an increase in crime when the time changes along with higher rates of aggression,”said V. Glenn Fueston, Jr., GOCCP Executive Director. “In particular, the time shift results in earlier and longer periods of darkness which can lead to more street crimes such as burglary, thefts, and rapes. Between the hours of 5-7 p.m., most people are leaving work or school and walking to their homes, cars, or buses. The cloak of darkness is an opportune time for criminals who can get away quickly, leaving their victims unable to identify them. The best advice is to be aware.”
Tips to keep you safe:
  • Walk with confidence and purpose.
  • Stay alert and listen to your surroundings; the more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are.
  • Avoid unpopulated areas, deserted streets, and poorly lit areas.
  • Trust your instincts about a person or an area. If you are unsure or feel unsafe, leave immediately.
  • If you feel you are being followed, change course and head for a store, lighted house, or a well-lit area.
  • Avoid distracted walking. Keep your eyes on what’s ahead and away from your electronic devices.
  • Avoid noise-cancelling headphones to ensure you are aware of your surroundings.
  • Travel with a friend if you can and walk to vehicles in groups or pairs.
  • Make sure your keys are readily accessible when approaching your vehicle and always check the backseat before getting in.
  • Carry a small flashlight and whistle to make yourself visible and heard if necessary.
  • Consider downloading a safety app for your phone that sends your whereabouts to trusted friends and family if you are in trouble.
  • Call police immediately if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anything out of the ordinary.

A Heartbreaking VICE Story on How Voter ID Laws Disenfranchises Tax Cheats

VICE News tweeted out quite the outrageous story yesterday. A man went to his polling station with a driver's license, birth certificate, student ID, proof of residency, everything. And he stillwasn't allowed to vote.

The op-ed was written by Davis Winkie, a former Vanderbilt Commodore football player who lived in Tennessee during the 2016 election. Once you actually read the piece you understand why he was turned away: State law requires either Tennessee or federal government photo ID in order to vote. Winkie only had a Georgia driver's license and no passport.


Was Anti-Semitic New York Graffiti Attacker A Liberal-Media-Darling Obama Volunteer?

Just days after the awful events of Pittsburgh, disgusting neo-Nazi graffiti was found Thursday inside a Brooklyn synagogue.

NYPD officials told Breaking911 that the suspect entered Brooklyn’s Union Temple around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night and used a black marker to deface three different locations with the messages, “die Jew rats we are here,” “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.”

As one would expect, New York's officials were extremely quick to decry the disgusting actions, with NY Governor Cuomo releasing the following statement - with a clear intent to pin the blame on one side:


2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Lied; Referred For Criminal Prosecution; Kamala's Office Involved

A Kentucky woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of rape has been referred to the Department of Justice after she admitted that she lied.

The woman, Judy Munro-Leighton, took credit for contacting the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as "Jane Doe" from Oceanside, California. Jane Doe claimed - without naming a time or place - that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her "several times each" in the backseat of a car. Harris referred the letter to the committee for investigation.

"They forced me to go into the backseat and took 2 turns raping me several times each. They dropped me off 3 two blocks from my home," wrote Munro-Leighton, claiming that the pair told her "No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl."

Kavanaugh was questioned on September 26 about the allegation, to which he unequivocally stated: "[T]he whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever -- anything like that, nothing... [T]he whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn't happen, not anything close."

The next week, Munro-Leighton sent an email to the Judiciary committee claiming to be Jane Doe from Oceanside, California - reiterating her claims of a "vicious assault" which she said she knew "will get no media attention."

Upon investigation, the Judiciary Committee investigators found that Munro-Leighton was a left wing activist who is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh, who lives in Kentucky. When Committee investigators contacted her, she backpedaled on her claim of being the original Jane Doe - and said she emailed the committee "as a way to grab attention."

"I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.” claimed Munro-Leighton.

Grassley has also asked the DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, who claimed through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, that Kavanaguh orchestrated a date-rape gang-bang scheme in the early 1980s.

President Trump chimed in Saturday morning, Tweeting: "A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE! Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?"


Three Events That Could Change The Face Of America

The past year in general has been a firestorm of news events, many of them misrepresented by the mainstream media but nevertheless important signals that the economic, social and geopolitical systems we are familiar with are changing or destabilizing rapidly. It is important to understand, however, that the implications of these events have been building for YEARS, not for mere weeks or months. They are not sudden and inexplicable consequences of “linchpin theory”, the outcome of these events was pre-planned and engineered far in advance.

This does not mean that establishment interests including globalists will necessarily get what they want. Which is why I believe they intend to produce multiple crises at once, hoping that at least a few will produce the effects they desire in the population. I call it the “scattershot strategy”; by creating a swarm of manipulated “bullets” of social/psychological leverage each with the same intended target, the result becomes more certain and predictable. Much like smashing troops into the same point in a line of defense over and over again – eventually it is more likely to break where you expect it to break.

Some of these scattershot events are a little more obvious than others, at least in terms of how they are handled. Not all of them are started by the globalists, but all of them are certainly seen as opportunities for exploitation. Here are three of the latest events that I believe represent a dire end-game if the public is not made aware that their reactions to the events are just as important if not more important as the events themselves.
1. The Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi

Few of us had ever heard of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi a month ago, and most in the public still have no clue as to the implications of his death. I’m not going to theorize much on the reasons why the Saudi government apparently trapped Kashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, Turkey and then allegedly tortured him to death. The mainstream theory is that this was punishment for the journalist’s escape from Saudi Arabia and subsequent criticisms of Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the rising dictator within the Saudi regime.


Hypocritical Obama and liberal media's efforts to condemn Trump have backfired

Former President Obama, in a last-minute stump speech for Democratic candidates in Florida before Tuesday’s midterm elections, joined the liberal media chorus in casting President Trump and his supporters as angry and divisive. Obama and his liberal brethren, of course, are blissfully above that.

“In the closing weeks of this election we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make us fearful,” Obama said. “It’s designed to exploit our history of racial and ethnic and religious division that pits us against one another and makes us believe that order will somehow be restored if it just weren’t for those folks who don’t look like we look or don’t love like we love or pray like we do. … But in four days, Florida, you can reject that kind of politics … you can choose a bigger, more prosperous, more generous vision of America, an America where love and hope conquer hate.”

Is President Trump really that divisive? Or are his liberal antagonists who are pushing that narrative incapable of perceiving a conservative message as anything other than divisive?

The liberal media paint Trump as the most divisive president in history in their comprehensive daily smears of every action he takes and every statement he makes. It makes no difference that he’s often just responding to their daily invective because, by definition, they can’t be divisive. They’re just presenting the facts – or so they tell us.

They point to President Trump’s tweets and his condemnation of “fake news” – but what really agitates the liberal media is that this president has the audacity to hit back, even though they’ve drawn first blood. They’re not used to being served their own medicine.

To liberals, divisiveness means a refusal to acquiesce to their leftist policy demands. They never consider their own dogmatic, uncompromising agenda to be divisive.


‘It’s Okay to be White’ Signs Trigger Leftists Worldwide

Media freakout insinuates it’s apparently not okay to be White

Flyers reading, “It’s okay to be white,” invaded safe spaces across the world this week, triggering virtue signaling liberals into frantic breakdowns.

The covert campaign, coordinated mainly on the website 4chan, involved posting sheets of papers reading, “It’s okay to be white,” in an effort to bring awareness to the racist double standard white people face every day.


CNN's Don Lemon Doubles Down On "White Men" Terror Threat

CNN's Don Lemon pressed ahead on Wednesday with his claims that the "biggest terror threat in this country are white men," asserting that the "evidence is overwhelming" that the statement is true, reports The Hill.

The CNN anchor's comments have been condemned on the right, a fact Lemon noted during his Wednesday show.

“Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris [Cuomo],” Lemon said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming." -The Hill

Lemon cited statistics from the Government Accountability Office that since Sept. 11, 2001 there have been 106 people killed by right-wing extremists in 62 different attacks, while Islamic extremism has killed 119 people in 23 different attacks. The CNN host then cited another story which showed "that for every eight deadly attacks by right-wing extremists," only one had been committed by left-wing extremists.

"So people who were angered about what I said are missing the entire point," Lemon said. "We don’t need to worry about people who are thousands of miles away. The biggest threats are homegrown. The facts prove that."

On Tuesday, Lemon stated that "white men, most of them radicalized to the right" were the biggest terror threat.


Barack Obama Says Florida Democrats Will Help Make Cuba Great Again

Former President Barack Obama urged Florida voters on Friday to support Democrats to improve the lives of Cuban citizens.

“We need to get back to politics that’s for the Cuban people, make their lives better,” Obama said during a rally in Miami, Florida. “That’s change.”

The former president criticized President Trump for rolling back his efforts to open up communist Cuba during his 2016 visit with Raul Castro.


As Florida Goes Tuesday, So Goes the Nation

Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Grover Norquist.

A Republican Governor would confirm the path of the last eight years led by Governor Rick Scott with eight annual tax cuts totaling more than $10 billion. The state has no personal income tax and between 1992 and 2016 attracted almost two million new citizens with a combined annual income of $156 billion from the other 49 states in search of low taxes, jobs, and sun. Florida would remain red confirming through redistricting 15 Republican and 11 Democrat congressmen -- a huge GOP advantage in all future battles for control of a House majority and speaker. A Democrat win could rewrite the redistricting to Democrat advantage and make a House Democrat majority more likely and more long lasting.

Florida’s governor’s race may well decide, through redistricting, who runs the House of Representatives for the next decade. And Florida which had three electoral votes when it became a state in 1845, now commands 29 electoral votes. Its vote elected Bush in 2000 and will be a large part of every electoral vote contest for the next generation.

Florida stands athwart any candidate’s road to the presidency.

The choice is stark between two candidates and two paths promising to head in fully opposite directions: not simply partisan affiliation, but on all the key policy questions facing a state.


The Democrats' Leadership Crisis

As we approach the midterm elections, the "leaders" of the Democratic Party sign on to a variety of hard-left proposals, including "Medicare for All." The fact that many of the proposals are brutally expensive and would lead us into a brave new Venezuela seem completely lost in the woods. One must also wonder at the ludicrous speed at which previously "rational" Democrats have swung from working across the aisle to become feet-in-stone resisters. What is the source of the rage that turned mere humans into Green Hulks?

One might look at the occupants of senatorial and congressional seats for the answer. After all, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are all members of "congressional leadership." With varying degrees of extremism and volume, they all espouse pretty much the same rhetorical territory staked out by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the oblivious (to facts and history) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

We should have Medicare for All and a "living wage," regardless of work skills or industriousness, and we should relegate the police and prisons to the dustbin of the history of "justice." Only Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has gone that far to date, and the Pittsburgh massacre has led to that rhetoric being momentarily shelved.

To say these proposals are scary to Republicans would be an understatement. As Peggy Noonan notes regarding the Kavanaugh cabaret, Republican senators are "amazed" and "terrified" that “seemingly, and without very much thought, nearly half the United States Senate has abandoned the presumption of innocence in this country, all to achieve a political goal.”

This isn't happening in a vacuum.


Who’s to Blame for Our Bitter Divide?

Here is something almost all Americans agree on: we’re divided.

Nine out of 10 Americans say political divisions in our country are aserious problem, according to a recent poll. Six in 10 say it’s a very serious problem. One doesn’t have to look very far to find examples.

In a New York Times editorial, Paul Krugman wrote“hate is on the ballot next week.” Why is that? Because Republicans are on the ballot and they are “peddling hatred.” Krugman blames the recent massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue on a “climate of paranoia and racism deliberately fostered by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.” And when he’s not blaming Trump for the killing, he blames Fox News.

This is completely wrong, of course. But consider the irony.

In the very act of accusing Republicans of hate, Krugman’s editorial itself is so brimming with hatefulness, it’s stunning. Remember, Trump is a better friend of Israel than any president we’ve ever had. His own daughter and her husband are practicing Jews.He stood up against the anti-Semites in Palm Beachwhen he opened his Mar-a-Lago hotel. Yet Krugman compares him to neo-Nazis.


If The Disunited States Of America Is To Survive...

“We are one American nation. We must unite. We have to unify. We have to come together.”

Every faction in our irreparably fractious and fragmented country calls for unity, following events that demonstrate just how disunited the United States of America is.

They all do it.

Calls for unity come loudest from the party of submissives - the GOP. The domineering party is less guilt-ridden about this elusive thing called “unity.”

Democrats just blame Republicans for its absence in our polity and throughout our increasingly uncivil society.

These days, appeals to unity are made by opportunistic politicians, who drape themselves in the noble toga of patriotism on tragic occasions. The latest in many was the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre of Oct. 27.

In the name of honesty—and comity—let us quit the unity charade.


Blessing an abortion clinic is 'crazy faith' indeed

It’s no secret that some religious denominations support legal abortion. But it’s nothing short of grotesque when members of the clergy don their robes and stoles and lead a public blessing of abortion businesses.

This happened in 2015, when a group of mostly female clergy blessed the Preterm clinic in Cleveland, where just a year earlier, young mother Lakisha Wilson had a second-trimester abortion that killed her.

Now another “blessing” is planned for Nov. 9, this time outside Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s East Columbus Surgical Center.

An announcement from Planned Parenthood in conjunction with Rev. Susan K. Smith of Crazy Faith Ministries (I am not making this name up) notes that, “Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and godly decisions.”

"Good and godly"?

The announcement continues:

Connecticut 'Sinkhole' Democrats Vow Loyalty to Public Sector Unions

Democrat candidates in Connecticut partnered to pledge their loyalty to public labor unions Friday, vowing to continue the support that many say has been a large part of the economic downfall of the state.

“We’re going to be fighting for you for the next four years,” said Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont at a get-out-the-vote effort, reported CT Mirror. “That I promise you —fighting for you for the next four years. That’s what we need to do.”

Lamont, who is running against Republican Bob Stefanowski, joined with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and other Democrats on the ticket as they pledged to defend labor laws. Both Murphy and Lamont have tried to link Stefanowski to President Donald Trump.


Clintons Are Cashing in on Speaking Tour Tickets

Bill and Hillary Clinton are cashing in on the speaking circuit to the point where it is costing people an arm and a leg to attend their events.

Resale tickets to the Clintons’ upcoming speaking tour “An Evening with the Clintons” are going for nearly $2,000 on StubHub as of Sunday afternoon.

Orchestra seats for the tour at New York’s Beacon Theater on April 11, 2019, are going for $1,712.37, while the cheapest seats for that tour date have a listing price of $136, according to the ticket resale website.

Face value tickets for the event do not run cheap either. The cheapest available ticket price on Ticketmaster for the New York event costs $144 while VIP packages for the event are going for $2,000 a head.

Tickets to tour dates in other cities are also costing event-goers a fortune.

'Nurse' Democrat Lauren Underwood Never Worked as a Nurse: Report

Democrat Lauren Underwood, 32, running for Congress in the far western suburbs of Chicago, has exaggerated her nursing career, pretending she worked as a nurse when she has never done so, a local newspaper reported Friday.

The Kane County Reporter dug into Underwood’s claims and found that while she had studied nursing and was a registered to practice nursing, “she never has, in Illinois, nor anywhere else.”

Instead, when she completed her education, Underwood worked for the Obama administration on Obamacare’s rollout — a project that was a disaster when it launched in 2013. (She now admits it was “not perfect.”)


Watch: Black Faith Leaders Ask, ‘Who Do You Want to Represent You?’

A coalition of black faith leaders has released a new video that condemns intolerant political leaders who urge violence against Republicans and who discriminate against Christians.

“Who do you want to represent you?” the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) asks Americans.

CAAP president Rev. William Owens is urging Christians to vote with their core values:

If Christians vote according to their core values, the choice becomes very clear. #ElectionDay

— Rev. William Owens (@caapusa) November 4, 2018

In August, the black faith leader replied to critics of his decision to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Watch the video here

If You Don’t Want to Say ‘Speaker Pelosi’ for Next 2 Years, ‘You Gotta Go Out and Vote’

President Donald Trump urged an Indiana crowd of 8,500 strong on Friday that they have to get out and vote Republican if they do not want to say “Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi” for the next two years.

“If you don’t want to be saying the words ‘Speaker Pelosi’ for the next two years, you gotta go out and vote,” Trump said, urging the crowd to vote for congressional candidates Greg Pence and Jim Bair and a Republican Congress.

He encouraged the revved-up crowd to also vote for Mike Braun–a patriot, fighter, winner, and very successful guy–for U.S. Senate. He said Republican Braun does not need the position and is not a career politician. Trump said Braun will support military, law enforcement, and police.

The president told the crowd to get out and vote.


Winning: Land O’ Lakes Offers Health Plans Nearly 50% Cheaper than Obamacare

Land O’ Lakes announced on Thursday that they created America’s first Association Health Plan (AHP), which offers plans nearly 50 percent less expensive than Obamacare, thanks to President Donald Trump’s executive actions on health care.

Land O’ Lakes announced that they created America’s first AHP, or a self-insured, multi-state insurance pool available for farmers who work within the company’s network. The AHP includes both co-ops and individual farmers across Minnesota and Nebraska.

On the company’s AHP, also known as the Land O’ Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan, farmers can choose from several Obamacare compliant plans that cover all ten of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefits (EHBs), while also providing broad network coverage and offering more affordable plan options than Obamacare’s individual market.

In other words, thanks to Trump’s executive actions on health care, Land O’ Lakes can expand insurance coverage to more of their employees, offer less expensive plans that have broad network coverage, while at the same time protecting employees with pre-existing conditions.


Racial, Generational Divides Surface in Democrat House Leadership

House Democrats are jockeying for leadership positions ahead of what they believe will be a return to the majority party after Tuesday’s midterm elections.

But as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) plot a return to speakership and majority leader respectively, the Congressional Black Caucus is signaling it wants one of its own in at least one of the top two spots in House leadership.

“Over the past couple of weeks, several of our colleagues have respectfully shared letters of intent expressing interest in various House Democratic Caucus leadership positions,” Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said in a “Dear Colleague” letter distributed on Thursday and included in a Politico report.


Former Democratic Party leader paid women in alleged Tarrant voter fraud ring, AG says

A Fort Worth woman recently indicted on voter fraud charges paid others involved in the scheme with funds provided by a former Tarrant County Democratic Party leader, court documents filed this week say.

After learning about a state investigation, Leticia Sanchez — one of four women arrested and indicted on voter fraud charges — allegedly directed her daughter to send a text message to others in the scheme, urging them not to cooperate with investigators, state officials say.

The allegations are made in the state’s notice of intent to introduce evidence in Sanchez’s criminal case, where state officials say she was among those who collaborated to vote for certain down-ballot candidates with a number of north side residents’ mail-in ballots.

The notice, filed Tuesday, states that Sanchez engaged in organized criminal activity in collaboration with her three co-defendants; Stuart Clegg, a former executive director for the Tarrant County Democratic Party; and others.

Leticia Sanchez
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It also includes allegations that Sanchez faxed applications for mail-in ballots — many obtained fraudulently — using a fax machine belonging to former Fort Worth councilman Sal Espino. The notice does not implicate Espino as being part of the scheme.

This is the latest development in a case the Texas attorney general’s office describes as an ”organized voter fraud ring” in Fort Worth.

Local Democrats say canvassing voters occurs every election cycle. Attorneys for Sanchez say they believe this case is politically motivated and they expect it to eventually be dismissed.

Earlier this month, four women were arrested — Sanchez, her daughter, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, and Rosa Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on more than two dozen felony counts of voter fraud.

Officials allege the women were paid to target older voters on the city’s north side “in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016.”


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Amended DUI/Martin

DUI related collision
Date and Time: 11/4/2018 at 0105 hours
Location: Route 13 Bypass north of St. Lukes Rd, Fruitland, MD 21822

Vehicle(s): 2010 Chevrolet pickup truck

Driver/passengers(s)/pedestrian: Mackenzie Martin, 25 year old W/F from Laurel, DE

Victim(s)/Injuries: None reported

Accused: Mackenzie Martin

Charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving and driving on median strip of divided highway.

Disposition: Released on traffic citations

On 11/4/2018 at 0105 hours troopers responded to the area of the Salisbury Bypass north of St Lukes Road for a report of a vehicle in the median. Upon arrival, it was learned that a 2010 Chevrolet truck being operated by Mackenzie Martin was traveling north on the Bypass when she attempted to make a U-turn through the grass median. Due to the incline of the median and recent rain, the vehicle became stuck in the mud.

When troopers made contact with Martin they were able to smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with her. Martin completed field sobriety tests poorly and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was released with dui related citations.


Democratic donor George Soros earmarked half a billion dollars in 2016 to support migrants, writing that “harnessing the power of the private sector” is critical to support the “tens of millions of people [who] are on the move, fleeing their home countries in search of a better life abroad.”

“I have decided to earmark $500 million for investments that specifically address the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities,” Soros wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees themselves. Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will benefit migrants all over the world.”

“We will also work closely with organizations such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee to establish principles to guide our investments,” he added.

The New York Times reported on Oct. 31 that “Mr. Soros is being heatedly, if implausibly,cast as the financier of the immigrant caravan, a deep-state presence in the federal bureaucracy and the hidden hand behind the protests against Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.”


Suspect in Vandalism Attack on New York Synagogue Is Democrat Activist

James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama.

The New York Times reported Saturday:

Mr. Polite was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for writing “Die Jew Rats,” “Hitler,” “End It Now” and “Jew Better Be Ready” in marker on walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.

The police said surveillance video captured Mr. Polite, of Brooklyn, inside the synagogue.

He was taken into custody on Friday morning at the scene of a fire that had been set inside the coat room of Yeshiva Beth Hillel of Williamsburg, officials said.

Mr. Polite was charged with arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief — all as hate crimes — for setting fires at four other locations affiliated with the Jewish community, including another school. The police recognized Mr. Polite from the surveillance video at Union Temple.


Baltimore tornado is first-ever fatal tornado in colder months on record

WASHINGTON — The tornado that touched down in Baltimore, Maryland, Friday night whichkilled two people and injured another, is the first fatal tornado that occurred in the fall and winter months in the state on record.

Baltimore Fire identified the two victims Saturday as Andrew Lindsay, 54, and Israel Espana Argote.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed that the EF-1 tornado with an estimated maximum wind speed of 105 mph touched down in Baltimore just before 10 p.m. Friday.


Brooklyn Heights Vandalized with Swastikas

The New York Daily News reports the NYPD wants to talk to two people in connection to the discovery of anti-Semitic writings in Brooklyn Heights this week.

On Saturday evening, authorities released photos of two men they say may have been present at the scene when the incident occurred.

On Wednesday shortly after 9:00 a.m. EST, several swastikas were found scribbled on a black garage door on Garden Place. Sandy Maltzman, a senior producer for CNBC, shared a photo of the vandalism to social media, tweeting: “Today was the day I woke up to swastikas on my beautiful block in Brooklyn Heights. Praying they’re gone before all our children flood the street to celebrate Halloween tonight.”


Senate Committee Kavanaugh Report: ‘No Evidence’ of Sexual Misconduct

The Senate Judiciary Committee released its full and final report Saturday into the allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, finding “no evidence” to corroborate them.

The report is 414 printed pages long, of which 28 are the report itself and the rest are 53 exhibits.

The report declares:

After an extensive investigation that included the thorough review of all potentially credible evidence submitted and interviews of more than 40 individuals with information relating to the allegations, including classmates and friends of all those involved, Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh. In other words, following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh.

The report notes that the committee has referred several individuals to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who seemed to have made false statements against Kavanaugh to the committee.

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Moms for America: Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Women and Children

A group of moms from across the United States are traveling to Texas to meet with mothers who live on the U.S. border with Mexico. The coalition is calling for the federal government to secure the border so that the thousands of migrants marching through Mexico aren’t allowed to enter the country.

Moms for America will hold a press conference on Sunday to express their support for sending the military to the border, the construction of a wall on the border, and for federal immigration law to be enforced to protect American families from criminals or other bad actors who could be embedded in the migrant caravan.

“Women and children are most at risk on both sides of the border,” Kimberly Fletcher, founder and president of Moms for America told Breitbart News. “Our lack of border security has actually created an industry which brutalizes women, criminalizes children, and rips families apart.”

She also questioned why men seeking asylum because their home country is 'too dangerous' are leaving their wives and children behind to fend for themselves...

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NYC Synagogue Vandalism Suspect Is Former City Hall Anti-Hate Crime Intern

The suspect in the vandalism of a New York synagogue was a Democratic activist and former City Hall intern who worked on anti-hate crime issues, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

He is a “queer” black man informally adopted by a Jewish couple, and The New York Times’ charity, the Neediest Cases, helped pay for him to go to college where his focus was African American studies, according to a 2017 New York Times profile.

A political event with two Democratic candidates at the Union Temple of Brooklyn wascanceled Friday after attendees found graffiti saying “Die Jew Rats” and “Hitler,” which one of the candidates said highlighted the need to vote out “hate.” Police arrested 26-year old James Polite later that night based on surveillance footage.

A year ago, The New York Times profiled Polite, noting that he was an LGBT foster youth who “could defy the statistics” after becoming the “adopted child of the Quinn administration,” as Christine Quinn, then the speaker of the New York city council, put it. “And it wasn’t just me. It was the entire City Council staff.”


Six Ways Donald Trump Has Defeated Democrat Mobs with More Jobs

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced six ways that President Donald Trump has defeated Democrat mob tactics with a strong economy and jobs for the American people. This comes just days ahead of the midterm elections, when voters decide the party that will be in power in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

According to the announcement:

Democrat attempts to sell an anti-Trump economic message have fallen flat as the booming economy makes their doom and gloom message increasingly less believable.
In the absence of a coherent message, Democrats have resorted to encouraging “extremist” ideas, harassment, and mob-like behavior as part of their 2018 midterm strategy.
While Democratic leaders are busy fomenting agitation, President Trump and Congressional Republicans have created the “strongest labor market in a generation.”
Though it is “extremely rare” for unemployment to dip below 4%, it currently sits at 3.7% and has averaged 3.9% in 2018.
GDP hit 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018, marking the best back-to-back quarters of growth since 2014, and putting the U.S. on track to hit 3% annual growth for the first time since 2005.
The labor market has been strong under President Trump, adding nearly 4 million jobs since he took office, and consumer confidence reached nearly a two-decade high in October.
President Trump’s thriving economy is reaching those previously left out of the economic recovery.
Minorities, especially young minorities, have experienced record low unemployment.
Low-income households are increasingly confident about their economic future as the economic recovery has begun to help all population groups.

ICE: Illegal Alien Charged with Wife's Murder 7 Months After Release

An illegal alien from Mexico accused of stabbing his wife to death on Sunday was released from an Oregon county jail seven months ago despite federal immigration authorities’ request to deport him, immigration officials said.

Martin Gallo-Gallardo, 45, is facing murder charges in connection with the death of Coral Rodriguez-Lorenzo, 38, after authorities discovered her body in a ditch near a river east of Portland on October 28.

Authorities say Gallo-Gallardo was charged with murder for fatally stabbing Rodriguez-Lorenzo multiple times after an argument. The Mexican national pleaded not guilty to the murder charges Tuesday


Trump calls Andrew Gillum 'not equipped' to be governor and says he'll destroy Florida

President Donald Trump ripped a pair of Florida Democrats at a Pensacola rally Saturday night, saying Andrew Gillum would ruin the state 'that I live in.'

Trump tore into Gillum, who holds a narrow polling lead in the governor's race, as a 'socialist' and said Tallahassee, where Gillum is mayor, was 'one of the worst' cities in the country.

The president also called the Democratic mayor 'not equipped' to be governor.

Trump said Gillum, who is locked in a dead-heat in the critical swing state, would ruin the state 'that I live in' – in a reference to Mar-a-Lago, where he has spent dozens of days as president.

The president also has a home in Trump Tower in Manhattan and moved into the White House in 2017.

Trump flew to Florida in hopes of taking down Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson, who faces Gov. Rick Scott, and also to try to sway the governor's race, where Gillum is facing former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis.


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