SEAL TEAM Prepares to Shake North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

Seal Team Six has been taking part in drills in South Korea as tensions with Kim’s regime mount, according to reports.

 

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US military officials confirmed “ground, air, naval and special operations” are taking part in “several joint and combined field training operations” which involve up to 17,000 troops.

And South Korean newspaper JoongAng Daily has claimed the teams would take part in a drill to simulate the removal of Kim Jong-un.

But US officials denied the elite troopers are preparing a raid to take out Kim.

 

 

Source:

The Sun

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3314568/navy-seal-training-north-korea-kim-jong-un/

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Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As New Supreme Court Justice

 

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Justice Gorsuch was sworn in by Justice Kennedy, a great man of outstanding accomplishment.  Throughout his nearly 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy has been praised by all for his dedicated and dignified service.  We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude, and I am honored that he is with us today.  (Applause.)

This is a very, very special moment because many years ago a young Neil Gorsuch started his legal career as a law clerk to Justice Kennedy.  You remember that, right?  (Laughter.)  It is a fitting testament to Justice Kennedy’s impact that, upon giving the oath to Justice Gorsuch, he will become the first ever Supreme Court justice to serve with one of his former law clerks. It’s sort of a big deal, isn’t it?  (Applause.)  Sort of like that.  That’s sort of good.  It has never happened before.  That’s pretty good.   Also, shows you have a lot of respect for this man.  Very good.

We’re thrilled to share this historic moment with Justice Kennedy, with all of you here today, and with all Americans watching us at home.

Justice Gorsuch, I again congratulate you and your entire family, and I wish God’s blessings on your amazing journey ahead. I have no doubt you will go down as one of the truly great justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court.

I now invite Justice Kennedy to say a few words.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)

JUSTICE KENNEDY:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Mr. Chief Justice, Justice Gorsuch, and my fellow adherents to the idea and the reality of the rule of law:  As many of you know, there are two oaths that a member of the federal judiciary must take.  The first is the constitutional oath that so many of you are familiar with that applies to all three branches of the government.  The second oath is one that applies just to federal judges.

Both of the oaths date from the founding of the Republic; the judicial oath dates from 1789.  And both of these oaths remind us that we as a people are bound together, we as a people find our self-definition, our respect, our heritage, and our destiny in the Constitution.

And so, Justice Gorsuch, there is one oath remaining for you to take — the judicial oath — before you may receive and accept your commission from the President of the United States.

Are you ready, Justice Gorsuch, to take the oath?

(The oath is administered.)

JUDGE GORSUCH:  I see before me so many to whom I owe so much.  I know I would not be here today without your friendship and support.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I want to thank the President for nominating me and for the great confidence and trust he’s reposed in me.  I want to thank the Vice President for his constant encouragement and friendship throughout this process.

It’s not possible to mention here everyone I should mention, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank the President’s counsel, Don McGahn, and Mark Paoletta, the Vice President’s counsel, and every single person in the White House Counsel’s Office for their tremendous and tireless support.

I want thank Kelly Ayotte and my day-to-day team for their humor, for their sage advice, for their faith, as we spent months and so many miles trooping together through the Senate complex.  I want to thank every single person — and there are so many — in the White House and the Department of Justice who worked through so many late nights and long weeks on my behalf.

I want to thank, too, Senator McConnell and Senator Grassley and their excellent teams for their support and leadership.  And I must thank my former law clerks and my dear friends who gave so much of themselves so selflessly through these last three months. You are dear to me.  This is truly your doing, and this is your day.

I wish I could mention each of you by name, but you know who you are and you know your names are etched in my heart forever.

This process has reminded me just how outrageously blessed I am in my law clerks, and my family, and my friends.  And I hope that I may continue to rely on each of you as I face this new challenge.

To my former colleagues and the wonderful staff of the 10th Circuit, I thank you for your faithful service and your friendship over so many years.  To my new the very warm welcome. I look forward to many happy years together.

And I cannot tell you how honored I am to have here today my mentor, Justice Kennedy, administer the judicial oath, a beautiful oath, as he did for me 11 years ago when I became a Circuit judge.

To the Scalia family, I won’t ever forget that the seat I inherit today is that of a very, very great man.

To my wife, Louise, and my daughters, Emma and Bindi, thank you for your perseverance and your patience, your courage and your love.  I simply could not have attempted this without you.

And to the American people, I am humbled by the trust placed in me today.  I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected.  And I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation.

Source: Whitehouse,gov

Build Your Own Survival Home from Mud, Straw, Grass and Mud

How to build a survival home from cob yes, cob the ancient bricks made from mud, straw, and grass that the Romans used.

Step 1: The first element in the cob equation is mud. High quality mud is essential if you want to make the good stuff, and the best mud has a high concentration of clay. How to determine the good mud from the bad and the ugly you ask? Well, that’s relatively easy: if you make a ball from the potential dirt  which retains its initial shape, that’s the droid you’re looking for (yes, I am a big Star Wars fan). You’ve struck gold, and you can go fill a bucket (or more if you’re planning something big) with this mud.

Step 2: You must harvest/gather a respectable armload of straw or dry grasses and  cut them into lengths of six to twelve inches.

Step 3: Next, you must add water to your clay in order to hydrate it enough to a point/density where it will squish relatively easily through your fingers. Don’t hydrate it too much though; the ideal consistency is if you can mold it and it still hold its shape.

The stuff must not be so watery that it will run through your fingers. You just have to homogenize it pretty well. If you want to use the survival cement as a mortar for a stone-made construction, you should strive for a wetter mix; if you’re looking for building bricks or a solid structure made of cob, go for a firmer mixture.

Step 4: You should spread something like a tarp on the ground and put the bucket of homogenized mud and the cut grass/straw at the edges.

Step 5: In the next phase, you must dump the mud from the bucket in the middle of the tarp and put about half of the straw/grass on the top (step five, but who’s counting anyway?).

Step 6: In the next step you must fold a corner of the tarp over the top and stomp it pretty well if you’re barefoot or begin to directly stomp the straws into the mud if you don’t have a problem with getting dirty.

Step 7: Next, after you’ve danced around a bit and the mixture isflattened and spread out, step off the tarp then fold it in half, thus turning the mixture back onto itself. You should repeat the procedure at least 2-3 times until you form something in the shape of a ball. Then, you must add the remaining strawor grass progressively and start stomping again, until the remaining grass homogenizes with the mud thoroughly.  As a general rule of thumb, the optimum grass/mud ratio is somewhere between forty and sixty percent grass, depending on the type of the structure you want to build.

Step 8: The last step is to start your survival cement project as soon as possible. Don’t let the cob sit to dry out because the mud will harden and it’s going to be very difficult to get it into your desired shape or form. Basically, you can start building bricks with the cob/survival cement and you can repeat the aforementioned procedure until you have enough (bricks or whatever you’re doing).

If you have to add water to help with the re-hydration of the mud, keep in mind to add a little at a time, to avoid making the cob soupy and thus unusable. It’s way simpler to make the cob a little wetter than to regain its original consistency by adding mud/straw.

If you want to build tougher cob, remember to place the grasses or straw parallel to each other for creating a re-bar like effect, making for a stronger building material.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, below’s a video-tutorial in high-definition about how to make survival cement/cob using natural building materials, step by step. The most important thing in the process is to learn how to disseminate good mud/clay from bad, since mud is the main building block in the recipe of high quality survival cement. If you got that part figured out, the rest is easy as pie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Highlights of President Trump’s Tenth Week In Office

Monday, March 27,

President Donald J. Trump today announced the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI).  The OAI will make recommendations to the President on policies and plans that improve Government operations and services, improve the quality of life for Americans now and in the future, and spur job creation.  These recommendations will be developed in collaboration with career staff along with private-sector and other external thought leaders.

“As a former leader in the private sector, I am proud to officially announce the White House Office of American Innovation, which will develop innovative solutions to many problems our country faces,” President Trump said. “One of the primary reasons I ran for President was the need for new thinking and real change, and I know the Office and its team will help us meet those challenges.”

The President has appointed Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to lead this effort, along with additional senior White House staff who bring diverse experiences and exceptional talent to the initiative.  This includes Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Gary Cohn, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Andrew Bremberg, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish, and Senior Counselor to the President for Economic Initiatives Dina Powell.

“The Office of American Innovation will bring a creative and strategic approach to many critical issues and intractable problems that affect Americans’ quality of life,” said Kushner. “We have an opportunity to identify and implement solutions by combining internal resources with the private sector’s innovation and creativity, enabling the Federal Government to better serve Americans.”

Individuals involved have already hosted listening and working sessions with more than 100 private-sector CEOs, other external thought leaders, and senior Government officials.  OAI will create task forces to focus on initiatives such as modernizing Government services and information technology, improving services to veterans, creating transformational infrastructure projects, implementing regulatory and process reforms, creating manufacturing jobs, addressing the drug and opioid epidemic, and developing “workforce of the future” programs.

Source: Whitehouse.gov

Trump Signs Order Dismantling Obama-era Climate Policies

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The move drew a swift backlash from a coalition of 23 states and local governments, as well as environmental groups, which called the decree a threat to public health and vowed to fight it in court.

The order’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants – a key factor in the United States’ ability to meet its commitments under a climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015.

Trump’s decree also reverses a ban on coal leasing on federal lands, undoes rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas production and reduces the weight of climate change and carbon emissions in policy and infrastructure permitting decisions. Carbon dioxide and methane are two of the main greenhouse gasses blamed by scientists for heating the earth.

“I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Trump said at the EPA.

The room was filled with miners, coal company executives, and staff from industry groups, who applauded loudly as Trump spoke. Shares in U.S. coal companies edged higher in response.

The wide-ranging order is the boldest yet in Trump’s broader push to cut environmental regulation to revive the drilling and mining industries, a promise he made repeatedly during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Energy analysts and executives have questioned whether the moves will have a big effect on their industries, and environmentalists have called them reckless.

There’s a New Sheriff in Town’: Ambassador Nikki Haley Vows to Take on the UN

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference has drawn an impressive lineup of speakers in Washington.

The annual, bipartisan event is known for bringing in big crowds in support of the Jewish state.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke to the crowd this week, each reaffirming their commitment to repairing and strengthening the alliance between Israel and the United States.

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Democrats Force Delay for Another Week On Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced the delay of a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday. The one-week delay in sending the nomination to the full Senate comes as the partisan battle lines over his final confirmation votes begin to harden.

At least 19 Democrats have come out in opposition to Gorsuch and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that he will filibuster the nominee, which means he’ll force a 60-vote threshold once it clears the committee.

With Republicans holding 52 seats, they will need at least eight Democrats to vote with them under the current rules to send the nominee forward for a final confirmation vote that would then require a simple majority.

But Republicans do have the extreme option of employing the “nuclear” option — a change of Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

 

The Highlights of President Trump’s Ninth Week In Office

 

March 22, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch takes a verbal beating from the confirmation hearing. He dodges the traps and tells the democrats that he’s a fair judge.  He refuses to answer questions that could later be litigated in court and uses his wisdom to slide through the confirmation hearing.  But will the democrats stop him?

And through often accusatory questioning aimed at distorting his record, he forcefully defended his rulings on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals while schooling senators on the law. He reminded the senators that “97 percent of the 2,700 cases I’ve decided were decided unanimously — and that I’ve been in the majority 99 percent of the time.”

 

President Trump faces many challenges head on as we hear that Obamacare is still here.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had all of this time to prepare for the new healthcare plan and let many people down not being prepared.  We can’t blame this one on President Trump, Ryan owns this one along with the democrats that fought to keep the failing healthcare plan.  But President Trump isn’t giving up as he says, he knows the democrats will be ready to negotiate soon to make this healthcare plan work.

I know so far God’s in control and we have to trust that God is going to give this new administration the time wisdom to make it all work.

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The Trump Cabinet

President Donald J. Trump has formally announced that the 24 people listed below will be serving with him on his Cabinet.

Vice President Michael R. Pence

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

Secretary of Agriculture-designate Sonny Perdue (announced)

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Secretary of Labor-designate Alexander Acosta

Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Energy James Richard Perry

Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

U.S. Trade Representative-designate Robert Lighthizer

Director of National Intelligence-designate Daniel Coats

Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt

Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda E. McMahon

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Trump Tweets:

 

ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!

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Judge Jeanine: Paul Ryan Needs to Step Down

 

 

During her opening statement on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro ripped House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling for him to step down after his healthcare bill to replace Obamacare failed miserably.

“Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house,” Pirro began. “The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill, the one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare, the one that he had seven years to work on, the one he had under lock and key in the basement of Congress, the one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.”

Later, Pirro said, “I want to be clear, this is not on President Trump. No one expected a business man to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process. How would he know which individuals upon which he would be able to rely?”

Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted out a teaser for “Justice,” telling everyone to watch.

Trump Finds 22 Islamic Training Camps In the USA

 

The Obama Administration struggled to say the phrase “radical Islam,” but new reports reveal an alarming number of Islamofascist training camps right here in the United States. These camps have been confirmed, and many have been visited by the FBI.

The Clarion Project revealed a 22-site network of terrorist training villages on U.S. soil. But this network and these compounds are not new. They have been around for years and have grown more potent with each day that passes. Now Trump is trying to do something about them.

According to those unearthed FBI documents, law enforcement, at every level, has been concerned about these camps. This concern spans a twelve year period, and the camps exist across the United States.

These Islamofascist terror training facilities are affiliated with a Pakistani group called Jama’at al-Fuqra. This violent and fundamentalist group is linked to radical Islamist cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. Gilani is the Islamofascist who Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was on his way to see when he was abducted in 2002. Pearl was beheaded on camera by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

One of the reasons no action has been taken on Jama’at al-Fuqra is because the U.S. State Department has refused to declare that their umbrella group, Muslims of America (MoA)/Jamaat ul-Fuqra, is a Foreign Terrorist Organization. This group is headquartered not in a shadowy cave in some remote part of the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. It is located in Islamberg, New York.

The FBI documents further reveal that MoA members have been responsible for at least 10 murders, a disappearance, fire-bombings, attempted fire-bombing, two explosive bombings and an attempted bombing.

FBI agents, during these visits, having literally been hamstrung into informing the compound residents and leaders of their “rights” and of what the FBI can and cannot do when entering the compounds. These visits have actually served to provide a roadmap to this terror organization as to how far they can go without triggering FBI intervention.

Local residents at one compound outside of Sweeney, Texas, southwest of Houston, called “Mahmoudberg,” report hearing gunfire emanating from this location regularly. This compound was the site of a 2002 shooting where one compound “resident” shot another.

The entirety of the compound’s inhabitants refused to cooperative with authorities. The women of the compound, covered in full burqas were forbidden from even speaking when authorities were present.

MoA and Jama’at al-Fuqra are not the only organization with presence here in the United States, although they are the groups with the most overt training presence.

Islamofascist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and Islamic Jihad, among many others, have presence in the United States. The footprint of these groups range from Los Angeles to Portland, Chicago to Dallas, Charlotte and Raleigh to Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Boston, New York, Tampa, San Diego, Detroit, Tucson, Denver, and a host of other cities and locations across the country.

The activities in these training camps range the full gambit of Islamofascist terror tactics. They teach compound members how to shoot, build bombs, plan and execute attacks, and how to scout for attack locations so as to affect the greatest amount of damage and the most terror possible amongst the population.

Let’s all remember this the next time liberals attack Trump and say Right-Wing extremism is more of a threat to the United States than Islamofascist jihad.

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The Highlights of President Trump’s Eighth Week In Office

President Trump’s eighth week in office continues to bring more challenges as we wait to hear on the travel ban and the arrival of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

Trump paid 38 million in taxes in 2005.

Monday, March 13, 2017, the President signed into law:

H.R. 609, which designates the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the Abie Abraham VA Clinic.

Monday, March 13, President Donald J. Trump welcomed to the Roosevelt Room individuals who have experienced significant hardship as a result of Obamacare’s poor coverage and rising prices.

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate key additions to his Administration.

James Donovan of Virginia will serve as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Donovan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his JD from Harvard Law School. His career at Goldman Sachs has included work on a corporate strategy for the firm, investment banking, and investment management. For the past eight years, Mr. Donovan has also taught classes on corporate strategy and team management to law and business students at UVA. Mr. Donovan has long been involved in efforts supporting medical research and cancer treatment and prevention, serving on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Board of Trustees of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

J. Christopher Giancarlo of New Jersey will serve as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Giancarlo was confirmed to be a Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by unanimous consent of the Senate on June 3, 2014. He was designated as Acting Chairman of the Commission on January 20, 2017. Before entering public service, Mr. Giancarlo served as the Executive Vice President of GFI Group Inc., a financial services firm. Prior to joining GFI, he was Executive Vice President and U.S. Legal Counsel of Fenics Software and was a corporate partner in the New York law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Government Department Honors.  Mr. Giancarlo received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was an associate research editor at the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and President of the Law School’s International Law Society.

Eric D. Hargan of Illinois will serve as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Hargan is a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its Health & FDA Business practice, based in Chicago. He earned a BA cum laude in philosophy from Harvard University, and a JD from Columbia University Law School. Mr. Hargan previously served the Department from 2003-2007 as Deputy General Counsel, as Principal Associate Deputy Secretary and as Acting Deputy Secretary.  In 2014-2015, he served as Co-Chair and Convener of the Healthcare and Human Services Transition Committee for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.  In 2016-2017, he served on President Trump’s transition team for HHS. He is a previous recipient of the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. He and his wife currently reside in the Chicago suburbs with their two sons.

Adam Lerrick of Wyoming will serve as Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance and upon confirmation will be designated as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance. Mr. Lerrick is a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2001 to 2010, he was the Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Lerrick served as Advisor on International Economic Policy to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.  He was also an Advisor on International Economic Policy to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. He was awarded a PhD and Institute Scholar, in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Phi Betta Kappa, he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in Economics.

Andrew K. ”Drew“ Maloney of Virginia will serve as Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs and upon confirmation will be designated as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Legislative Affairs. Mr. Maloney is a recognized government affairs expert with over 25 year of experience. Prior to his nomination, he was Vice President of Global Government and External Affairs for the Hess Corporation. Mr. Maloney also served as CEO of Ogilvy Government Relations, a prominent bipartisan government affairs firm. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Maloney has served as a senior advisor to several presidential campaigns and counseled on presidential legislative transition efforts. He also held senior positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, including working for members of the House Leadership. Maloney originally from Rockingham County, Virginia earned his BA from Randolph-Macon College where he is a member of the Board of Trustees, and his JD from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.

David Malpass of New York will serve as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. Mr. Malpass returns to the Treasury after an extensive career in government and international finance. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Developing Nations in the Reagan Administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush Administration. Mr. Malpass was also a Senior Tax Analyst on the Senate Budget Committee during the preparations for the 1986 Tax Act and Republican Staff Director of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee. He was founder of Encima Global, an economic research firm. Mr. Malpass served as Senior Economic Advisor for President Trump’s campaign. He has appeared in the media as a commentator and columnist on issues focusing on growth policies, the Federal Reserve, tax reform, and international monetary policy. Mr. Malpass holds a BA from Colorado College and an MBA from University of Denver.

Sigal Mandelker of New York will serve as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Ms. Mandelker is currently a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.  She previously served in senior law enforcement and national security positions at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.  As Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Sigal oversaw four major sections and a number of significant cross-border prosecutions.  Prior to that position, she served as Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security.  She also previously worked on counterterrorism and national security issues as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. Sigal was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Sigal served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court, and to the Honorable Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sigal received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her BA from the University of Michigan.

Brent James McIntosh of Michigan will serve as General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury. Mr. McIntosh is a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.  He was born and raised in Michigan, and he earned degrees from the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.  After law school, he was a law clerk to Judge Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  From 2004 until 2006, he served in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, including as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.  He served in the White House from 2006 until 2009, first as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary.

March 14, President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to postpone the Chancellor’s planned visit to the White House on March 14, due to inclement weather in the northeast region of the United States.  Both leaders agreed to reschedule Chancellor Merkel’s visit for Friday, March 17.  The President and the Chancellor look forward to reaffirming their shared determination to stand together in confronting mutual challenges.

Travel Ban is denied again. This time with HawaiianU.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson also said Hawaii would suffer financially if the executive order blocked the flow of students and tourists to the state, and he concluded that Hawaii was likely to succeed on a claim that the ban violates First Amendment protections against religious discrimination.

“The illogic of the government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson wrote. “The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.”

The judge issued his 43-page ruling less than two hours after hearing Hawaii’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the ban from being put into practice.

The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges across the country, asking judges in three states to block the executive order that targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries. Federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments about whether it should be allowed to take effect early Thursday as scheduled.

In all, more than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban.

Watson made it clear that his decision applied nationwide, ruling that the ban could not be enforced at any U.S. borders or ports of entry or in the issuance of visas.

Nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2012, he is currently the only Native Hawaiian judge serving on the federal bench and the fourth in U.S. history. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1991.

In Maryland, attorneys told a federal judge that the measure still discriminates against Muslims.

Government attorneys argued that the ban was revised substantially to address legal concerns, including the removal of an exemption for religious minorities from the affected countries.

“It doesn’t say anything about religion. It doesn’t draw any religious distinctions,” said Jeffrey Wall, who argued for the Justice Department.

Attorneys for the ACLU and other groups said that Trump’s statements on the campaign trail and statements from his advisers since he took office make clear that the intent of the ban is to ban Muslims. Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller has said the revised order was designed to have “the same basic policy outcome” as the first.

The new version of the ban details more of a national security rationale. It is narrower and eases some concerns about violating the due-process rights of travelers.

It applies only to new visas from Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. It does not apply to travelers who already have visas.

“Generally, courts defer on national security to the government,” said U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang. “Do I need to conclude that the national security purpose is a sham and false?”

In response, ACLU attorney Omar Jadwat pointed to Miller’s statement and said the government had put out misleading and contradictory information about whether banning travel from six specific countries would make the nation safer.

The Maryland lawsuit also argues that it’s against federal law for the Trump administration to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States this year by more than half, from 110,000 to 50,000. Attorneys argued that if that aspect of the ban takes effect, 60,000 people would be stranded in war-torn countries with nowhere else to go.

Chuang made no immediate ruling.

In the Hawaii case, the federal government said there was no need to issue an emergency restraining order because Hawaii officials offered only “generalized allegations” of harm.

Jeffrey Wall of the Office of the Solicitor General challenged Hawaii’s claim that the order violates due-process rights of Ismail Elshikh as a U.S. citizen who wants his mother-in-law to visit his family from Syria. He says courts have not extended due-process rights outside of a spousal relationship.

Neal Katyal, a Washington, D.C., attorney representing Hawaii, called the story of Elshiskh, an Egyptian immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, “the story of America.”

In Washington state, U.S. District Judge James Robart — who halted the original ban last month — heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which is making arguments similar to the ACLU’s in the Maryland case.

Yesterday at the White House, President Donald J. Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reaffirmed their support for a strong, broad, and enduring strategic partnership based on a shared interest and commitment to the stability and prosperity of the Middle East region. They directed their teams to explore additional steps across a broad range of political, military, security, economic, cultural, and social dimensions to further strengthen and elevate the United States-Saudi strategic relationship for the benefit of both countries.  U.S. and Saudi officials intend to consult on additional steps to deepen commercial ties and promote investment, and to expand cooperation in the energy sector. The President and the Deputy Crown Prince noted the importance of confronting Iran’s destabilizing regional activities while continuing to evaluate and strictly enforce the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  The President expressed his strong desire to achieve a comprehensive, just, and lasting settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to continue the two countries’ consultations to help reach solutions for regional issues.  More broadly, the President and Deputy Crown Prince noted the ongoing security and military cooperation between the two countries in confronting Daesh/ISIS and other transnational terrorist organizations that pose a threat to all nations.

The two countries announced their determination to strengthen their cooperation in the economic, commercial, investment, and energy fields, with the aim of realizing growth and prosperity in the two countries and the global economy.  President Trump provided his support for developing a new United States-Saudi program, undertaken by joint U.S.-Saudi working groups, and its unique initiatives in energy, industry, infrastructure, and technology worth potentially more than $200 billion in direct and indirect investments within the next four years. The President also provided his support for United States investments in Saudi Arabia and the facilitation of bilateral trade, which will result in sizable opportunities for both countries.  On energy, the two countries affirmed their desire to continue bilateral consultations in a way that enhances the growth of the global economy and limits supply disruption and market volatility.

The two countries highlighted that expanded economic cooperation could create as many as one million direct American jobs within the next four years, millions of indirect American jobs, as well as jobs in Saudi Arabia.  The Deputy Crown Prince reviewed Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program for the President and agreed to put in place specific bilateral programs to help both countries benefit from new opportunities created by the Kingdom’s implementation of those new economic plans.

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Wednesday, March 15, Vice President Mike Pence will be honored and deliver remarks at the Irish Fund’s 25th Annual National Gala in Washington, D.C.

President Donald J. Trump appreciates the support from both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the full Senate for his nomination of General H.R. McMaster to continue to serve in the United States Army at the rank of Lieutenant General while also serving as his National Security Advisor.   General McMaster’s distinguished career has included multiple overseas tours in the service of our country, experiences that will be invaluable as he provides President Trump with advice on the many challenges facing the United States around the globe.  The Senate’s broad, bipartisan support for General McMaster affirms that he is the right person for this job.

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Thursday, March 16, White House Budget to increase military spending by 54 billion.  President wants to increase active duty army to 90,000 increasing the United States Navy to  350 naval ships.

Budget Cuts Coming for:

  • State Department proposed budget cut 28%
  • The National Endowment Of the Arts.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service: This includes such services as Meals On Wheels for the elderly or sick.
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for scholars.

 

Domestic cuts to build up military

Department of Homeland Security increase

Department of education increase

President’s Budget Plan Must Be Approved By Congress

Some GOP Senators Say They’re Concerned About The Wall

Chancellor Angela Merkel will be arriving Friday, March 18 due to the weather she had to postpone her trip to Washington D.C.

Mick Mulvaney White House Budget

We can not fund programs just because they sound good.

We only support school programs where we see results.

Budget to give 54 Billion to military spending to build up our military for national security.

State Department Budget some U.S. Embassies require more security than others.

Meals on Wheels for the elderly is funded through the states or community service.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Senate Intel CMTE: Says no wiretapping proved at Trump Tower.

Spicer: The Press was clear that wiretapping meant surveillance.

Spicer brings proof that the OBAMA Administration seeks FISA warrant on Trump in October.His intentions are there.

Spicer: DOJ Has asked for another week to produce findings on wiretapping.

Spicer: There was a ton of reporting on surveillance

Spicer: it will take a little bit of time to tackle the national debt.

Spicer: The President is committed to Healthcare reform.

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Friday, March 18, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany visits the White House. They discuss NATO and America’s involvement over the years seeing to the regrowth of Germany.  Angela Merkel is facing an upcoming re-election and hoping she can pull more votes in where there isn’t a Germexit.

 

Source: Whitehouse.gov

Source: Breitbart

 

Travel Ban Halted Again!

2,466 Vetted Refugees from Muslim Ban Countries Have Entered U.S. Since Trump Took Office.  In fact, 2,466 refugees from those six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have entered the United States since Trump took office a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department data revealed this week.

 

 

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President Trump’s Cabinet Update:

The nominee for deputy defense secretary, Patrick M. Shanahan, boasts long-time business experience at Boeing, one of the largest defense contractors in the country. He was personally recommended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

President Donald J. Trump has formally announced that the 24 people listed below will be serving with him on his Cabinet.

Vice President Michael R. Pence

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

Secretary of Agriculture-designate Sonny Perdue (announced)

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Secretary of Labor-designate Alexander Acosta

Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Energy James Richard Perry

Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

U.S. Trade Representative-designate Robert Lighthizer

Director of National Intelligence-designate Daniel Coats

Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt

Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda E. McMahon

 

 

 

 

Breaking: Obama Used British Intel To Spy On Trump

 

Judge Napolitano exposes Obama with the truth that he used British Intel to spy on Trump so there would be no U.S. fingerprints.  Obama went one step farther than wiping the server clean, he used our allies to do his dirty work.  Three intelligence forces have informed Fox News that Obama used the British Spying Agency.  Because Obama went outside of the United States there was no record in the United States. This is proof that former President Obama wiretapped Trump when he was the republican presidential nominee. Obama used Soviet behavior that would have been used during the cold war.  

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Obama’s Globalism Agenda Will Destroy America

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Obama embraces global future with diminished economy

In llittle-noticedremarks during the town hall meeting in Mumbai on Nov. 7, President Obama once again embraced globalism, while evidence is mounting that globalism means prolonged unemployment in the United States as the U.S. middle class slips into poverty.

“So I do think that one of the challenges that we’re going to be facing in the United States is at a time when we’re still recovering from this [economic] crisis, how do we respond to the challenges of globalism?” Obama asked in Mumbai.

He answered it by suggesting the United States is headed toward a diminished economic future. This was his next sentence: “Because the fact of the matter is, that for most of my lifetime – I’ll turn 50 next year – for most of my lifetime, the United States was such a dominant economic power, we were such a large market, our industry, our technology, our manufacturing was so significant that we always met the rest of the world economically on our terms.”

Then came the clincher: “And now, because of the incredible rise of India and China and Brazil and other countries, the United States remains the largest economic and the largest market but there’s real competition out there.”

Last week, TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com listed 20 reasons why globalism means economic hard times for the United States:

1) American workers are being merged into a global labor pool where they must directly compete for jobs with workers on the other side of the globe that make less than 10 percent of what an average American worker makes. Jobs flowing away from areas where labor is expensive to areas where labor is cheaper are unlikely to return.

2) Globalization has caused the U.S. trade deficit to absolutely explode. In 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was $6 million for the entire year. In the month of August alone, the U.S. trade deficit with China was over $28 billion.

3) Today, the United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that China spends on goods from the United States. This represents a massive transfer of wealth from the American people to China.

4) According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

5) The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.

6) The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

7) Even high technology industries are leaving America. Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

8- In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of all U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented only 11.5 percent.

9) As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

10) With so much manufacturing leaving the United States, is it any wonder why people can’t find jobs? The “official” unemployment rate in the United States has been at nine and a half percent or above for 14 consecutive months.

11) Today, there are at least 1.5 million “99ers” – those Americans who have completely exhausted all 99 weeks of unemployment benefits and that still do not have jobs.

12) Our dependence on foreign oil also represents an absolutely shocking transfer of wealth from the American people to the oil exporters of the Middle East. Back in 1980, the United States imported approximately 37 percent of the oil that we use. Now we import nearly 60 percent of the oil that we use.

13) Energy imports account for about approximately one-fourth of the U.S. trade deficit.

14) In states such as Mississippi, people spend approximately 6.35 percent of their incomes just on gasoline, according to a recent report by the National Resources Defense Council.

15) Americans end up paying to support American workers one way or another. Either they buy American-made products and services that provide jobs for American workers, or they pay to support unemployed American workers on welfare. Today, more than 42 million Americans are on food stamps. A record number of Americans are receiving long-term unemployment benefits. One way or another, Americans are going to pay to take care of American workers.

16) The U.S. trade deficit is running about $40 or $50 billion a month in 2010. The United States spends 40 to 50 billion more on goods and services from the rest of the world each month than they spend on goods and services from us. That means that by the end of the year, approximately half a trillion dollars (or more) of our wealth will have left the United States for good.

17) All of this wealth leaving the United States is having a huge impact on the standard of living of average Americans. Ten years ago, the United States was ranked No. 1 in average wealth per adult. In 2010, the United States has fallen to seventh.

18) It is now just a matter of time until India is going to pass us as an economic power. In fact, the economy of India is projected to become larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2050.

19) It is now being projected that China will soon dwarf us as an economic power. One prominent economist now says that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040. According to one recent study, China could become the global leader in patent filings by next year.

20) China has been accumulating a gigantic mountain of dollars from all of the wealth we have been sending them each month, and they have been lending massive amounts of money back to us. Over the past few decades, the communist Chinese have been able to accumulate approximately $2.5 trillion in foreign currency reserves, and the U.S. government now owes them close to $900 billion. We constantly have to send top government officials over there to beg them to continue to lend us money. This is a direct threat not only to our financial system, but also to our national security.

Judging from Obama’s comments in Mumbai, he is well aware globalism means a diminished economic prospect for the U.S., but he still embraces it.

“This will keep America on its toes,” Obama told the town-hall meeting in India. “America is going to have to compete. There is going to be a tug-of-war within the U.S. between those who see globalization as a threat and those who accept we live in an open integrated world which has challenges and opportunities.”

The facts speak for themselves people. We cannot allow this to happen.

New development

Well it looks like the Supreme Court now has something worthwhile to look at, while deciding Barry Soetor’s AKA Barack Obama’s legal birthright. Documents have been found to substantiate his legal birthplace. No longer can the Supreme Court hide from it’s responsibilities and protect an illegal President. I have said all along this man was a phony and just found some proof. The Supreme Court must act responsibly and without pause to remove the phony without delay, as The Constitution of the United States dictates.

Obama’s Birth Certificate