Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Left hates Trump because he destroys their anti growth economic narrative as well as their incompetence.

Atlanta Fed Estimates U.S. Third-Quarter GDP Growing at 4.0 percent…

“It can’t be done”, they said. “There’s no way Trump can achieve 4.0% economic growth” they said.  The Congressional Budget Office said economic projections were “improbable”, they said….  “Impossible”, they said.
Yeah, well, Donald Trump said: “Impossible is just the starting point“.  And now:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is on track to expand at a 4.0 percent annualized pace in the third quarter with inventory investment contributing 1.12 percentage points to growth, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP Now forecast model showed on Thursday. (read more)
How is this possible?  Well, if you’ve never had to wash your hands with Lava – it might seem impossible.  For those who have washed with Lava, it’s simple common sense.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, is the growth in value of all goods and services produced within the economy over a specified period of time.  A key part of that equation is the sum total of exported goods minus imported goods is part of the measure.  Only the stuff created in the U.S. increases the growth dynamic.  If you import more, the GDP shrinks.  It’s simple arithmetic.
If you grow exports, and maintain a constant on imported products, the net lowering of the trade deficit adds to GDP growth. It’s not a hard equation.  If our economy is making more stuff, our economy is growing.
Here’s the part a few of us have been talking about for a long time, and more recently when candidate Trump announced his economic plans we immediately saw the common sense behind the strategy.
Specifically within the Energy sector, Obama’s policies were shutting down energy development.  Coal mines shut down; pipelines stopped; natural gas permits held up; etc.  The sum impact was higher energy costs and more reliance on imports of foreign oil etc.   Importing energy resources shrinks the domestic economy (we ain’t making it) and lowers the GDP (we’re importing it).
Enter Trump.
President Trump unleashes the energy sector.  Coal mines reopened (energy coal and metallurgy coking coal), pipelines approved, and LNG (liquified natural gas) permits and pipelines fast-tracked, and permits for new refineries approved.  In addition to ongoing oil exploitation, the entire energy sector was quickly unleashed.
But wait, it went further.
President Trump’s energy policy initiatives took energy dependence (importing), and within months began skyrocketing toward energy independence.
But wait, it went further.
Enter Commerce Secretary Wilbur “Wilburine” Ross.
Together with President Trump, Secretary Wilbur Ross immediately began reaching out to allied nations for energy export agreements.  Within months coal (coking and energy coal) was being exported to Asia and Europe.  Massive increases in exports.
Within a few more months LNG contracts were written and approved and natural gas began being exported to Asia and Europe.   Ireland just signed a big contract  (€338,000,000) for massive shipments of Texas LNG.
Early agreements with the Arab States (Gulf Cooperation Council) to negotiate oil production levels in exchange for assistance with their domestic security initiatives (weapons sales), in combination with agreements with Emmanuel Macron (France) to drive production in Libya and North Africa, kept global oil supplies flowing.  In conjunction with our North American production increases, this energy approach has kept oil prices lower.
[It didn’t hurt to have the former CEO of Exxon-Mobil, Rex Tillerson, as our Secretary of state either.  It wasn’t his first Arabian sword dance. Almost like a plan. Much to the angst of Russia, Iran and Venezuela – go figure.]
You might have missed it, but we went straight past Memorial Day 2017 and instead of gas prices increasing, we saw them continue to drop.  First time in decades for lower gas prices at the pumps during peak summer gas use.
MagaSuperWonderWinning.
Back to the GDP growth.  Remember the equation.  Production exports minus imports are part of the bottom line GDP total. Trump’s energy sector policy specifically began increasing the export part of the energy sector.  Yes, we are exporting massive amounts of coal (both kinds), and liquified natural gas (LNG).
Every metric tonne of those exports lowers the trade deficit; and as a consequence increases the GDP.
But wait, it gets better.
This is new ground. “Exporting Energy” is an entirely new sector of economic activity.  All prior historic energy sector reference within our economy has been lowering GDP growth because we imported energy raw material (oil), and never utilized our own resources as offsets.
So yeah, the folks who wash calluses with Lava totally understand that 4% GDP growth is entirely reasonable with an entire new sector of the economy contributing toward it.  Heck, we predicted exactly this – and more.
[…]  Remember, when Donald Trump proposed his 2015 economic and tax platform? Every pundit with a microphone said Trump’s projected four percent growth was a pipe-dream. Now, amid many influential circles, there’s actually white paper discussion looking beyond that original Trump proposal and stating that six percent, seven percent and even higher economic expansion is entirely possible, if not – predictable.
Get ready….. but don’t get so busy that you forget to look around while this is happening. We are living inside history, and the journey is infinitely more fun than the destination.
America, we deserve this…
trump workers

  • Florida Power and Light won the prestigious International Edward Demming award for excellence in multi-platform engineering, efficiency superiority and overall quality. They didn’t blow every PhD intellectual out of the water with slide rules, CAD programs and engineering acumen. They did it with hard hats and dirty fingernails.
Because they lost the award, the Japanese spent 6 months studying FPL and later published a 1,000 page dissertation essentially saying FPL “wasn’t really good, they were just lucky”….. FPL field leadership laughed, took out markers and wrote on the back of their hard hats: WE’RE NOT GOOD, WE’RE RUCKY….
  • When every single Kuwaiti oil field was blown up by Saddam Hussein, they said it would take 5 years to cap them all off and restart their oil pumping industry. The Kuwaiti’s and Saudi’s called Texans, who had them all capped and back in working order in 10 months.
We are a nation that knows how to get shit done.
  • When the Northern Chile mine workers were trapped two miles underground, they said no-one could save them. Who did they call for help? A bunch of hick miners from USA coal country who went down there, worked on the fly, engineered the rescue equipment on site, and saved everyone of them….
That’s our America.
  • When a half-breed Islamic whack job, armed with an AK-47 and a goal to meet his seven virgins, began opening fire on a train in France, the Americans on board didn’t run to the nearest safe room and hide themselves amid baguettes and brie. They said “let’s go”, and beat the stuffing out of that little nut with a death wish.
Legion d’Honneur or not, that’s us.  That’s just how we roll.
Lady Liberty can stroll along the Champs-Elysées with a swagger befitting Mae West because without her arrival they’d be speaking German in the Louvre.  Yet for the better part of the past decade a group of intellectual something-or-others have been teaching an insufferable storyline that it’s better to be sitting around a campfire eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off each other.
Enough.
When I hear Donald Trump say “Make America Great Again”, I also hear the familiar echo “cowboy up” people.
It’s high time we stop being embarrassed about our exceptional nature, and start being proud of it again.   Because when it matters most, when it really counts, when it’s really needed, there’s a whole bunch of people all around this world of ours that are mighty happy when swagger walks in to solve their problems.
Yeah, “let’s Make America Great Again”.  Swagger on !

For the Left if you're not a Communist, you're a fascist...how's that for intellectual pretension. The new Civil War. Why did none of the media show Antifa carrying the Soviet flag? This is Obama/Democrat street army.

The New Civil War


The first “shots” in our new civil war were fired after Charlottesville when many Democratic leaders claimed that they had the right to use physical force against anyone they didn’t like. 
While cowardly leftist leaders are trying to portray themselves as fighting Hitler they are really fighting anyone they don’t agree with. Remember that some Democrats said that Rep. Steve Scalise had it coming since he opposed gun control and that Democrats have been silent when left-wing violence was used to prevent Republicans marching in a parade in Portland.
Facing a continued loss of power because their radical agenda is toxic to most Americans, the Democrat leadership -- which includes the MSM -- have decided that they have the right to physically attack anyone who stands in their way.

Like their Nazi and Communist forefathers, today’s Democrat leaders are comfortable sending swarms of Brownshirts out to beat into submission anyone who stands between them and power.
Under Obama, Democrats renounced the rule of law by declaring that they could choose to not enforce laws they didn’t like and make up laws that Congress never passed. Now they’re saying that they have the right to attack anyone who dares speak out in disagreement.  Rep. Scalise wasn’t a Nazi or white nationalist, nor were the Republicans in Portland, or the speakers that Democrats forcibly prevented from speaking in Berkeley. Yet the Democratic leadership’s condemnation of all of those events has been muted at best.

While the first American Civil War was fought to protect that particularly Democrat institution slavery, the new civil war Democrat elites are starting to wage is about transferring power from the people to the rich white oligarchs, judges, and government bureaucrats.
As then, Republicans stand for freedom and Democrats stand for slavery.

The Democratic elite has issued a call to war by supporting and endorsing violence against people who don’t agree with them.

The left has gone from endorsing Nazis marching in a neighborhood full of Holocaust survivors to endorsing attacks on Nazis wherever they might appear. We all hate Nazis, but as Americans, Republicans believe in freedom of even odious speech, which is why we’re not tearing down the statues of that mass murderer Lenin that exist in America or the statues of Democrat Robert Byrd, who was a senior official in the KKK.

Republicans have uniformly, including President Trump, condemned Nazis and white nationalists. Yet Democrats are attacking us for not being sufficiently "woke."
The time for pretending that Democrat leadership is patriotic is over.  It’s time to shout from the rooftops that the Democratic leadership is a fascist cabal intent on overthrowing democracy.
It’s unclear how many of those who voted for Hillary support the clear fascist policies of the Democratic party.  We know that those people tend to be low-information voters who get their “news” from the MSM. Hence, they live in a bubble of lies which make Democrat policies look semi-reasonable.

Even intelligent people fall victim to the Democrat Big Lies. A liberal physicist, for example, was shocked to learn that Osama greenlighted 9/11 because Clinton’s fleeing from Somalia taught Osama that Americans were cowards. He’d never heard that.

Similarly, today many Americans believe that Trump was defending Nazis because the MSM is lying about what he really said.

That’s why we need to be careful and not condemn all Democrats; many of them are honestly unaware of the facts just as the citizens of Nazi Germany didn’t have a clue about how WWII was actually progressing or how the citizens of North Korea thought for decades that though they were starving, they had it better than those poor capitalist South Koreans.

It’s clear that not all of those who voted for Hillary were actually voting for her agenda of taking power from the people and giving it to the elites.

Unlike the average Hillary voter who never heard most of the negative news about her, the Democratic leadership has sinister motives. For decades, they’ve been waging war against America. It started with FDR, a big fan of fascist dictator Mussolini, who began moving this country down the path to socialism with his failed big government policies. Few people remember that those policies didn’t work; it took WWII for the U.S. to recover economically from the Depression.

The next big step was disempowering Americans by giving near absolute power to the unelected Supreme Court. That court overthrew the laws of all 50 states by legalizing abortion for any reason at any time in pregnancy based on a “right to privacy” which is nowhere in the Constitution.
The Supreme Court also created numerous rights for criminals and redefined marriage over the votes of 55,000,000 Americans.

In parallel, the Democrats increased the power of unelected government bureaucrats to the point that they felt empowered to demand that Catholic nuns pay for abortions. To Democrats the 1st Amendment only applies to causes they, the Democrats, support.

Trump’s election was a visceral scream from America saying that we want our power back. That we don’t want to be ruled by pretentious, stupid, elitist fascists like Pelosi and the Clintons, or by RINOs whose first loyalty is to the state, not the people.

The Democratic leadership is now following Mao, who said that political power grows from the barrel of a gun, while Americans are being forced to defend the core American belief that power flows from the people.

Just as the original Democrats repudiated Lincoln for opposing slavery, modern Democratic leaders are repudiating his belief that the government is of the people, for the people, by the people.
The elite bicoastal ruling class is nearly all white and racist to the core, but they use lies about Republicans, spread by the fawning liberal media, to justify violence.

Today Democrats have crossed the Rubicon.  By saying that it’s okay for Antifa to shut down speakers they don’t like and physically assault anyone they don’t happen to agree with Democrats have renounced the rule of law and summoned the whirlwind of civil war.

Why have Democrats once again started a civil war to achieve their ends?

They thought they had everything sewed up. When Hillary won she’d pack the Supreme Court with fascists who believed that they could make up whatever laws they liked. Hillary would, like Obama, ignore the Constitution and further strengthen the administrative state while waging a war against non-Democratic whites and Asians and ensuring that Blacks stayed uneducated so they couldn’t see how Democrats were exploiting them.

But contrary to their expectations, the American people said no. We don’t want to be ruled, we want to be represented -- which is why the Republican failure to get rid of ObamaCare is so offensive.
Even with the lying media spreading Democratic talking points 24/7 the majority of Americans want to be free, not enslaved -- not told how much soda they can drink or what type of entertainment they can like -- Democrats support violent misogynistic rap music while condemning Americans for liking NASCAR. The Democratic message calling on Americans to accept slavery because, according to Democrats, Americans can’t manage their own lives -- the same line Democrats used to justify slavery-- can’t win elections because American’s aren’t that stupid. As a result, the Democrat leadership has decided that their only way to power is violence.

If they can’t win in the battlefield of ideas, they’ve decided that they need to silence, by the use of force, any voices they don’t like.

The Democrat leaders have turned to the communists they so admire -- remember Obama wishing he could rule like the dictator of China does? -- and decided that what they can’t win by the ballot they can win with the baseball bat.

Unless we all take a stand now, this spiral of violence initiated by Democrats will lead to a truly horrible future, just as the Democrat’s violent defense of slavery was the cause of the greatest tragedy in American history. If Democrats had voluntarily abandoned slavery, we could have avoided America’s most costly war. Instead we had to fight to end the scourge of slavery.

Contact the Republican leadership and make it clear that instead of condemning Trump for his stand against all violence, they need to attack the Democrat’s support of violence.

There is still time to avoid a massive escalation of violence but if we fail to take a stand against the Democrat’s use of force we will see our streets running with blood.  We know Democrats don’t care about that, because they don’t care about the thousands of Blacks shot in Chicago each year, but we do because we care about all Americans.

Take action and pray that we are not forced to relive the Civil War in order to prevent Democrats from destroying our democracy.

1 officer killed, 1 in 'grave critical condition' in Kissimmee shooting..Two officers were also shot Friday night in Jacksonville Friday night, police said. One officer is in stable condition, and the other is in critical condition.

1 officer killed, 1 in 'grave critical condition' in Kissimmee shooting

'Strong suspect' in custody

By Adrienne Cutway, Web Editor 
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday night, one of them fatally, while they were responding to a suspicious person call in an area known for drug activity, according to Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell.
Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter responded to Palmway and Cypress streets in Kissimmee at 9:27 p.m. and came into contact with four people, police said.
At 9:32 p.m., both men were shot, O'Dell said.
“It looked like they were surprised,” O'Dell said, adding that the officers did not return fire.
One of the officers was shot in the head at close range, a source told News 6. Both men were wearing their Kissimmee Police Departmentuniforms and body armor.
Both men were taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. Baxter died and Howard was in "grave critical condition," authorities said. O'Dell said Howard's prognosis is not promising. 
One man was taken into the custody after the shooting. O'Dell described the man as a "strong suspect."
O'Dell said it is believed that there was only one shooter using an unknown firearm. O'Dell did not say if that "strong suspect" is believed to be the shooter.
Another man was taken into custody after authorities found him at Roscoe's Bar, sources told News 6.
WKMG Sky 6 video from Kissimmee showed crime scene tape and a heavy law enforcement presence outside Roscoe's Bar, which is about a block away from the scene of the shooting.
There is one more person at large. Police said they'd also like to speak to a fourth person who might have witnessed the shooting.
The Florida Highway Patrol issued an advisory, warning drivers to stay out of the area near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Orange Blossom Trail due to heavy police activity.
Several law enforcement agencies are assisting with the case.
Condolences from local authorities and politicians quickly poured in on social media as news of the fatal shooting spread Friday night. Gov. Rick Scott called O’Dell at 11:35 p.m., according to his schedule.
O'Dell said Baxter was a three-year veteran and Howard is a 10-year veteran. Both men are husbands and fathers.
"(The families) are completely heartbroken and devastated. These were beloved fathers and husbands and sons, and so we are doing everything in our power to support them and their families at this time," O'Dell said.
Baxter's body was taken early Saturday by a procession of law enforcement officers from across Central Florida to the Osceola County Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation.
Officials initially said two officers had died in the shooting, and then O'Dell told the media early Saturday morning that one officer had died and the other was being treated.
O'Dell said that his department was struggling with the loss of the fellow officer.
"Although we're aware of what goes on, you know, in law enforcement across the nation, we haven't experienced this in over 25 years," O'Dell said.
Up until Friday night, it had been 34 years since a Kissimmee Police Department officer was killed in the line of duty.
Two officers were also shot Friday night in Jacksonville Friday night, police said. One officer is in stable condition, and the other is in critical condition.
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Why was there a statue of Lenin in Seattle in the first place? Anti American Communist defending Marxists. Was he an American war hero?

Liberal Seattle mayor says Lenin statue must go — one day after Trump supporters demand its removal

 
Liberal Seattle mayor says Lenin statue must go — one day after Trump supporters demand its removal
Seattle's Democratic Mayor Ed Murray said a statue of Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin in the city should be taken down. While the Lenin statue is on private land and privately owned, the mayor said the case for its removal must still be made. (Image source: YouTube screenshot) 

A small group of protesters — several wearing “Make America Great Again” caps from Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign — marched around a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle on Wednesday and demanded its removal.
A day later, Democratic Mayor Ed Murray agreed the statue of the brutal Soviet dictator should be taken down, KCPQ-TV reported. According to MyNorthwest.com, he made an official request for its removal.
“I have had a position on that for years, because Fremont sits in my old legislative district,” Murray told the station. “That monument represents to many people in this city their families having been murdered, the destruction of tens of millions of people.”
The protesters — led by pro-Trump figure Jack Posobiec — were looking to shine a light on Lenin’s murderous history, KCPQ noted in an earlier piece. Indeed the statue is often doused with red paint as a symbol of Lenin’s atrocities, the station said.
In addition, the protesters also called out the alleged hypocrisy of those who want Confederate statues down but are apparently fine with Lenin’s statue, KCPQ noted.
Posobiec’s video of the tiny protest was viewed more than 50,000 times, the station said.
Murray offered KCPQ the following statement:
In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities. We should remove all these symbols, no matter what political affiliation may have been assigned to them in the decades since they were erected. This includes both Confederate memorials and statues idolizing the founder of the authoritarian Soviet regime. Both are on private property, but I believe the Confederate memorial at Lake View Cemetery and the Lenin statue in Fremont should be removed. We should never forget our history, but we also should not idolize figures who have committed violent atrocities and sought to divide us based on who we are or where we came from.
“I think it’s time for these things to go,” Murry told the station. “They don’t represent the best of who we are.”
While the Lenin statue and the Confederate memorial are on private land and privately owned, the mayor said the case for their removal must still be made.
“We can’t tell the private property owner what to do,” Murray told KCPQ. “But we can say we think this isn’t a good message to the city.”
More from KCPQ:
An American military veteran and teacher spotted the sculpture in an Eastern European scrap yard 1989, and mortgaged his house to bring the sculpture to Issaquah. The teacher recognized the statue as a piece of art, regardless of its subject.
The statue is now owned by the teacher’s family, and it sits at the “temporary viewing” site in Fremont while it’s for sale for $250,000.
According to Fremont.com, the presence of the sculpture is supposed to illicit a wide range of responses as a piece of art.
After Murray’s call to remove the Lenin statue, Posobeic tweeted, “VICTORY!”
https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/898280129230589952
Here’s a clip of the protest:

Obama's corrupt IRS: Inspector General’s report: IRS has rehired dozens of potentially corrupt employees.

Inspector General’s report: IRS has rehired dozens of potentially corrupt employees

 
Inspector General’s report: IRS has rehired dozens of potentially corrupt employees
An Inspector General's report found that the IRS has rehired over 200 potentially corrupt employees. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) 

The Internal Revenue Service is continuing to rehire employees who were previously terminated from the agency for serious conduct and/or performance issues, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The TIGTA report, released at the end of July, found that 213 of around 2,000 former employees rehired by the IRS between January 2015 and March 2016 had committed possible offenses — including either serious violations of IRS policy or outright crimes — while working at the department. Some of these employees had access to sensitive taxpayer information.
According to the document, 13 of those rehired employees had previously been terminated from the IRS for falsifying employment forms, and both official and unofficial documents. Two of those employees had repetitively falsified employment forms by omitting prior convictions or terminations, TIGTA found.
Four of the 213 rehired employees were previously terminated or resigned for “willful failure to properly file their Federal tax returns,” and another 15 separated from the agency for various other tax issues.
Another four of those who were rehired by the IRS had previously separated from the federal agency while under investigation for unauthorized accesses to taxpayer information, while TIGTA cited 86 employees as having separated due to absence and leave, workplace disruption, or failure to follow instructions.
“One rehired employee had several misdemeanors for theft and a felony for possession of a forgery device, and another rehired employee had threatened his or her co-workers,” the report stated.
And although the IRS determined their hiring process was reliable and did not pose a risk to taxpayers, TIGTA found that a number of those employees committed the same offenses upon being rehired. Using a random sample of 90 former employees with conduct issues who were rehired, six of those had conduct or performance issues come up again within only one year.
When studying those who first worked at the IRS during the time period of January 2010 to September 2013, 60 of the 824 rehired individuals had serious employment issues, and five of those went on to have additional conduct or performance issues within nine days to 19 months after coming back to the agency.
“In addition, 60 of the 824 employees we identified in our prior report as having been rehired with prior substantiated employment issues between January 1, 2010, and September 30, 2013, were rehired again between January 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016,” the report said. “Of these 60 employees, five employees had additional documented conduct or performance issues substantiated within nine days to 19 months of being rehired. Three of the employees had the same issue in their prior employment.”
TIGTA was the same agency who found that between the years of 2010 to 2012, during former President Barack Obama’s tenure, the IRS had delayed the processing of certain conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeting those organizations labeled “tea party” or “patriot.”
According to the Daily Signal, IRS human capital officer E. Faith Bell agreed to update policies and procedures to address the issues and told the outlet she had created a team to implement corrective procedures.
“To the extent possible by law,” Bell wrote, “the IRS will take all steps allowable to prevent the rehiring of former employees with conduct and performance issues.”
Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2013 shortly after the IRS targeting scandal surfaced, and was criticized for protecting former IRS director Lois Lerner by not notifying Congress of lost evidence surrounding the scandal until it was disclosed in a different court case.
Led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), House Republicans filed a resolution to impeach Koskinen for failing to prevent the destruction of evidence and making false statement to Congress, but the House ultimately voted to send the request back to the Judiciary Committee.
Koskinen’s term is set to expire in November, but as he is a presidential appointee, President Donald Trump could choose to remove him from his post at any time.

Another Islamist attack: Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut



Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

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A Russian policemen at the scene of a knife attack in Surgut - 19 August 2017Image copyrightEPA
Seven people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say.
The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police.
The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The Islamic State militant group (IS) said on its official news channel that it was behind the attack.
Russia's Investigations Committee said it had identified the attacker and was checking his psychological history.
The attacker was a local resident born in 1994, it said.
A spokeswoman for the committee told Reuters news agency she would not comment on the possibility of terrorist motives, calling the attack "attempted murder".
The attack happened at about 11:20 local time (06:20 GMT). An earlier statement said eight people had been wounded, but that was later revised to seven.
Surgut, about 2,100km (1,300 miles) east of Moscow in the Khanty-Mansiysk area of Siberia, has a population of more than 350,000.