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West Must Help China Build ‘New World Order’?

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China’s Place in the New World Economic Order … Competition between the world’s two greatest economic powers is both inevitable and (for the most part) beneficial. This is the case even when China and the U.S. are arguing over control of increasingly obsolescent international financial institutions. – Bloomberg

Dominant Social Theme: The New World Order is coming to town?

Free-Market Analysis: It used to be those who used the phrase “New World Order” were derided as conspiracy theorists. So what do we call Bloomberg now that its lead editorial for Friday trumpets the term?

The editorial – penned by Bloomberg’s editorial board – makes the point that US opposition to China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is counterproductive.

Instead of opposing efforts by Western powers to support China’s version of the World Bank, the US ought to be “pushing harder to carry out financial reforms” that will make its own facilities (like the Asian Development Bank) more efficacious and fair.

More:

China’s effort to start the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank grows more popular by the day, despite U.S. resistance to the idea. The question is no longer whether the bank will fulfill an unmet need, but how best to ensure that it contributes to Asian growth — and, not incidentally, draws China more deeply into the global financial order.

Now that the U.K. and several other European countries have joined the bank, holdouts such as Australia and South Korea are almost certain to jump in. This counts as a soft-power victory for China over the U.S., which reportedly lobbied allies not to sign up. But Washington largely has itself to blame.

The editorial goes on to say that European eagerness to cooperate with the AIIB is more pragmatic than idealistic. Meanwhile, “American opposition to any new source of financing looks churlish and hypocritical. ”

We wrote about this issue just the other day in an analysis entitled, “Real Reason for the Asian Investment Bank – and Western Participation.

Right now the creation of this new bank is being positioned as stemming from disenchantment with Washington. But over time it will be seen that China – Asia and perhaps Russia, too – are creating an entirely separate financial infrastructure.

Yet it is not one – despite current reports – intent on shutting out Western interests. The West, for instance, is now a big part of the initial creation of the Asian bank. In fact, the City of London itself, perhaps the most powerful Western financial player, is also significantly involved.

If the plan is to build and then merge a bipolar system, it certainly makes sense that the West would have significant interests in the new facility as well as the old one. The merger is presumably a ways off, but preparations are being made …

The Bloomberg article would seem to confirm our analysis, as it advocates that Washington engage China’s new bank and respond to it by making the appropriate reforms in its own facilities. This includes allowing China and others a greater say in the operations of the World Bank and IMF.

Indeed, this is surely how financial realities are reconfigured and a “new world order” is ushered in. The motivating mechanism is the dialectic itself. Now that China has created its own international funding facility, the Western world must respond. The eventual outcome is a merger of the two opposing sides: Hence, Bloomberg’s use of the term “new world order.”

The Bloomberg editorial also advocates that it is “advantageous” to have “US allies at the table.” It even suggests that the new bank “adopt the debt sustainability framework promoted by the IMF and World Bank.”

Thus we can see that even though China is developing a new facility, its profile may resemble the West’s current international lending structures.

The language being used in the Bloomberg article is certainly deliberate and likely intended to send a message. Now that China (the BRICs actually) has emerged as one pole of a newly emplaced dialectic, the construction of a “new order” can begin in earnest.

Conclusion:

Did “conspiracy theorists” have a point all along?

– See more at: THE DAILY BELL

Jon Rappoport on Edward Snowden

Unanswered questions for ex-CIA officer Edward Snowden

by Jon Rappoport

March 18, 2015

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Now that the documentary, Citizen Four, has been released, and now that it has won an Oscar, it’s time to revisit unanswered questions, which I raised soon after Snowden’s identity was revealed to the world. (Spygate archive here)

This is not an article about the value of the documents Edward Snowden took from the NSA. I leave those judgments to others.

This article is about Snowden himself and his back-story.

So far, I see no reporter who has directly asked Snowden even faintly challenging questions about his background.

I find that quite odd. And the number of people who don’t find it odd makes the situation even odder.

If a man came to me, stating he was an ex-CIA officer who had taken a huge cache of vital documents from the other major spying agency in the US, the NSA, I would want to know a great deal about him.

I wouldn’t care that he was an engaging young man who appeared to be committing a heroic act on behalf of freedom. I wouldn’t care, because I know that people who work for intelligence agencies are prepared to lie. They are trained to lie. They believe in lying. This is basic knowledge that any reasonable reporter would have.

Yet, in Snowden’s case, an exception has been made. Why?

As soon as you see a photo of Snowden for the first time, you realize he’s the perfect image of the techie’s counter-spy: young, thin, bespectacled, “vulnerable.”

You have to wonder: if he’d been 60, balding, fat, with a constant sheen of nervous perspiration on his chubby cheeks, would he have grabbed so much positive attention from the get-go? Would reporters have refrained from grilling him about his back-story?

Within a day of Snowden’s identity being revealed, details of that story appeared in the press.

Upon reading the story, a number of questions sprang to mind. To my knowledge, none of them have been satisfactorily answered, or even posed by journalists who have had direct access to Snowden.

Why do potential or possible holes in Snowden’s back-story matter? Because holes always matter. They can lead to unexpected discoveries; they can reveal that a person is more than he says he is, different than he says he is.

In 2003, at age 19, without a high school diploma, Snowden enlists in the Army. He begins a training program to join the Special Forces. The sequence here is fuzzy. At what point after enlistment can a new soldier start this training program? Does he need to demonstrate some exceptional ability before Special Forces puts him in that program?

Snowden breaks both legs in a training exercise. He’s discharged from the Army. Is that automatic? How about healing and then resuming Army service?

If Snowden was accepted in the Special Forces training program because he had special computer skills, then why discharge him simply because he broke both legs?

Circa 2003 (?), Snowden gets a job as a security guard for an NSA facility at the University of Maryland. He specifically wanted to work for NSA? It was just a generic job opening he found out about?

Also in 2003 (?), Snowden shifts jobs. He’s now in the CIA, in IT. He has no high school diploma. He’s a young computer genius?

What kind of work does he do for the CIA until, in 2007…

He is sent to Geneva. He’s only 23 years old. The CIA gives him diplomatic cover there. Diplomatic cover is serious status. Snowden is put in charge of maintaining computer-network security. A major job. Obviously, he has access to a wide range of classified documents. Sound a little odd? He’s just a kid. Maybe he has his GED by now. Otherwise, he still doesn’t have a high school diploma.

Snowden reportedly says that during this period, in Geneva, one of the incidents that really sours him on the CIA is the “turning of a Swiss banker.” One night, CIA guys get a banker drunk, encourage him to drive home, the banker gets busted, the CIA guys help him out of that jam, and then with that bond formed, they eventually get the banker to reveal deep banking secrets to the Agency.

Snowden is this naïve? He doesn’t know by now that the CIA does this sort of thing all the time? He’s shocked? He “didn’t sign up for this?”

Furthermore, if this banker story is true, and if Snowden is the source for it, why did he reveal it? All sorts of people should be able to do a little digging and figure out who the Swiss banker is—thus blowing the banker’s cover and exposing him. Was that Snowden’s intention?

In 2009, Snowden leaves the CIA.

It should noted here that Snowden claimed he could do very heavy damage to the entire US intelligence community in 2008, but decided to wait because he thought Obama, just coming into the Presidency, might make good changes.

After two years with the CIA in Geneva, Snowden really had the capability to “take down most of the US intelligence network,” or a major chunk of it? He had that much access to classified data?

Snowden goes on to work for two private defense contractors, Dell and Booze Allen Hamilton. In this latter job, Snowden is assigned to work at the NSA.

He’s an outsider, but he claims to have access to so much sensitive NSA data that he can take down the whole US intelligence network in a single day. Really?

How many people work in highly classified jobs for the NSA? Here is one man, Snowden, who is working for Booz Allen, an outside NSA contractor, and he can get access to, and copy, documents that expose the spying collaboration between NSA and the biggest tech companies in the world—and he can get away with it.

If so, then NSA is a sieve leaking out of all holes. Because that means a whole lot of other, higher-level NSA employees can likewise steal these documents. Many, many other people can copy them and take them. Are we to believe this?

“Let’s see. Who’s coming to work for us here at NSA today? Oh, new whiz kid. Ed Snowden. Outside contractor. Twenty-nine years old. No high school diploma. Has a GED. He worked for the CIA and quit. Hmm. The CIA. They don’t like us and we don’t like them. Why did Snowden quit the CIA? Oh, never mind, who cares? No problem.

“Tell you what. Let’s give this kid access to our most sensitive data. Sure. Why not? Everything. Let Snowden see it all. Sure. What the hell. I’m feeling charitable. He seems like a nice kid.”

Sometimes cognitive dissonance, which used to be called contradiction, rings a gong so loud it knocks you off your chair.

Let’s see. NSA is the most awesome spying agency ever devised in this world. If you cross the street in Podunk, Anywhere, USA, to buy an ice cream soda, on a Tuesday afternoon in July, they can know.

They know if you sit at the counter and drink that soda or take it and move to the only table in the store. They know if you lick the foam from the top of the glass with your tongue or pick the foam with your straw and then lick it.

But this agency, with all its vast power and its dollars…with the brightest, sharpest minds in the business…

Can’t protect its own data from outright theft. Can’t lock up its own store. They overlooked their own security systems. Never set them up right in the first place. Forgot to.

And they can’t track one of their own, a man who came to work every day, a man who made up a story about needing treatment in Hong Kong for epilepsy and then skipped the country.

Just can’t find him.

Can’t find him in Hong Kong, where he does a sit-down video interview with Glenn Greenwald and Poitras and MacAskill. Can’t track the reporters to Snowden’s hotel.

Can’t find that place where Snowden’s staying.

No. Can’t find him or spy on his communications while he’s in Hong Kong. Can’t figure out he’s booked a flight to Russia.

Can’t intercept him at the airport before he leaves for Russia. Too difficult.

And this man, this employee, is walking around with three or four laptops that contain the keys to all the secret spying knowledge in the known cosmos.

Can’t locate those laptops. The most brilliant technical minds of this or any other generation can find a computer in Outer Mongolia in the middle of a blizzard, but these walking-around computers in Hong Kong are somehow beyond reach.

And before this man, Snowden, this employee, skipped Hawaii, he was able to access the layout of entire US intelligence networks. Yes. He was able to use a thumb drive.

He walked into work with a thumb drive, plugged in, and stole…everything. He stole enough to “take down the entire US intelligence network in a single afternoon.”

Not only that, but anyone who worked at this super-agency as a systems-analyst supervisor, or higher, could have done the same thing. Could have stolen the keys to the kingdom.

This is why NSA geniuses with IQs over 180 decided, in the midst of the Snowden affair, that they needed to draft “tighter rules and procedures” for their employees. Right.

A few thousand pieces of internal security they hadn’t realized they needed before would be put in place.

This is, let me remind you again, the most secretive spying agency in the world. The richest spying agency. The smartest spying agency.

But somehow, over the years, they’d overlooked their own security. They’d left lots of doors open.

But now, yes now, having been made aware of this vulnerability, the Agency would make corrections.

Sure.

Should we believe the NSA is this weak and bumbling, when it comes to protecting its data, when it comes to tracking down one of its own who has stolen the farm? Or should we entertain the possibility that Snowden didn’t really steal all that information himself? Did someone at the CIA give it to him? Was this a long-term CIA op?

Yes, strange possibilities. But the world of intelligence is strange. It’s designed that way.

May 20, 2013: Snowden arrives in Hong Kong from Hawaii. He’s just taken medical leave from the NSA. This is not troubling to his employer, despite the fact that, as AFP reports, Snowden worked briefly at the US Embassy in New Delhi (2010) and abruptly left India, citing medical problems on that occasion as well.

Both times, Snowden didn’t seek medical help in the country in which he was employed.

June 1, 2013: Three reporters connected with The Guardian—Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Laura Poitras—fly from New York to Hong Kong, and begin their week-long interview of Snowden. If this raises red flags, it doesn’t lead to intercepting Snowden.

June 5, 2013: The Guardian publishes its first article containing NSA leaks. The next three days see more NSA revelations, but there is no mention of Snowden.

June 9: The Guardian goes public about Snowden for the first time. According to Reuters, the NSA started an “urgent search” for Snowden several days before June 9—perhaps as early as June 1.

June 10: Snowden checks out of his hotel, but remains in Hong Kong. The US intelligence apparatus still can’t find him.

June 12: The South China Post publishes an interview with Snowden, who says he’ll stay in Hong Kong until he’s told he has to go. The NSA still can’t find him.

June 14: The UK Home Office orders airlines to deny passage to Snowden, if he tries to come to the UK.

June 20, 21: The Guardian publishes more top-secret documents from the Snowden cache.

June 23: Free and unencumbered, Snowden flies to Moscow with Wikileaks’ Sarah Harrison.

During this entire period (May 20-June23), the NSA, and other agencies of the US government, have been unable to locate Snowden?

They’ve been unable to get hold of, or disable, his famous four laptops, which presumably contain all the documents he took from the NSA. Instead, Snowden transfers the documents to Greenwald and Poitras in Hong Kong, hides out successfully, and makes his flight to Moscow.

In past articles, based on all these questions and oddities and paradoxes, I’ve spelled out alternative scenarios about who Snowden might be, and what’s really going on here. For this piece, in the wake of Citizen Four, I just want to refresh the questions, the unanswered questions about Snowden and the NSA.

And point out that no reporters who have had direct access to Snowden have pressed these questions.

He’s been given a free pass.

“Well, why should we wrangle with Snowden? He handed us the documents? Why should we look a gift horse in the mouth?”

Because in the spying game, things are not what they seem. In the spying game, ops are layered. They have multiple purposes. Cover stories. These ops conceal their bottom lines.

Snowden worked for the CIA. He was a spy. And at certain levels, the CIA and the NSA hate each other. They compete for federal money, for status, for prestige.

The NSA doesn’t just spy on private citizens. The NSA spies on politicians and bankers and corporate CEOs, and those people know it and they don’t like it, and they want to relieve themselves of that burden and that threat. They want to curb the power of the NSA as it applies to them.

They would welcome, as perhaps the CIA would, putting a crimp in NSA’s spying capabilities, limiting those capabilities in some way, at least giving NSA pause for thought about risking further exposure beyond Snowden’s disclosures.

For these and other reasons, the back-story of Edward Snowden is more than an academic pursuit, and the unanswered questions are of more than passing interest.

Educated privacy advocates who spend a great of their time commenting on security issues may not want to disturb the image of Snowden; and they certainly don’t want to be called conspiracy nuts re their view of who Snowden might be; but reporters shouldn’t care about that. Reporters should vet their sources as thoroughly as possible.

That’s SOP. Only this time, from all available information, it didn’t happen. It didn’t happen when Greenwald, Poitras, and MacAskill met Snowden. It didn’t happen after Snowden gave them his cache of NSA data. And it isn’t happening now.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com orOutsideTheRealityMachine.

Police departments hire non-US citizens as officers

Claiming difficulty in finding people to staff their ranks, especially in remote places, police departments across America are hiring non-citizens to be police officers, including legal immigrants, those with green cards, those with work permits, and even people with just temporary visas.

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Alan Gomez reports for USA Today, March 21, 2015:

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.

Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.

At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why the Nashville Police Department is joining other departments to push the state legislature to change a law that bars non-citizens from becoming law enforcement officers.

Department spokesman Don Aaron said they want immigrants who have been honorably discharged from the military to be eligible for service.

[…] Current rules vary across departments.

Some, like the Chicago and Hawaii police departments, allow any immigrant with a work authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to become an officer. That means people in the country on temporary visas or are applying for green cards can join.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Justin Mullins said the department usually struggles to fill trooper positions in less populous corners of the state, including patrol sectors high up in the mountains. He said immigrants from Canada, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Central America who are willing to live in those remote places have helped the agency fill those vacancies.

[…] Other agencies, like the Cincinnati Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, require that officers at least have a pending citizenship application on file with the federal government. And others, like the Burlington, Vt., and Boulder, Colo., police departments, require that officers be legal permanent residents, or green-card holders.

With more immigrants moving to places far from the southern border or away from traditional immigrant magnets like New York City or Miami, agency leaders say it’s important to have a more diverse police force to communicate with those immigrants and understand their culture. Bruce Bovat, deputy chief of operations in Burlington, said their immigrant officers help the agency be more “reflective of the community we serve.”

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said he has no problems with green-card holders becoming police officers because they’ve made a long-term commitment to the country and have undergone extensive background checks. But he worries about the security risks associated with allowing any immigrant with a work permit to become an officer, especially considering that the Obama administration has given hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants work permits.

“We’re handing over a gun and a badge to somebody whose background we don’t really know a lot about,” Krikorian said.

Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said any immigrant authorized to work in the U.S. has already undergone a thorough background check and will undergo even more screening in the police application process.

“The security risk is a straw man,” he said. “This is about people who have gone through criminal background checks, who are meeting the very high standards that we set as a country to stay here and who only want to serve and protect their communities.”

With an official unemployment rate currently of 5.5% but an unofficial rate that’s much higher of at least 11%, I don’t understand why police departments are finding it difficult to fill their ranks. From a March 20, 2015 article in U.S. News and World Report:

[T]here remains considerable “slack” in the labor market (see chart), meaning that an abnormally large number of people who want to work aren’t working or people with a job are not working as many hours as they’d like. The official unemployment rate is the most well-known indicator of slack, but it only counts people who are actively looking for a job.

[…] The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most comprehensive alternative measure of unemployment and underemployment (which it calls U6) includes the unemployed, the marginally attached and those involuntarily working part-time. It stood at 11 percent in February, 2.2 percentage points higher than at the start of the recession. By that measure, about 17.5 million people are unemployed or underemployed, or twice the 8.7 million people in the official unemployment measure.

What do you think of law enforcement hiring non-U.S. citizens as police officers? Sound off in our poll!

See also “Texas police officers are members of Mahmoudberg jihadist compound.”

~Éowyn

Students Told to Pledge “One Nation Under Allah”

New York High School Tells Kids to Pledge Allegiance to “One Nation Under Allah.”
MARCH 20, 2015
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Making some parents furious, a Pine Bush, New York high school courted controversy by teaching kids to recite our national Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic even changing “one nation under god” to “one nation under Allah.” The morning’s regularly scheduled announcements included the Arabic reading of the pledge. According to students, the announcement was greeted by catcalls and angry denunciations in classrooms throughout the school by students who felt the reading was inappropriate…

Wayne Allyn Root on Obama’s Love for America

Wayne Allyn Root

When Rudy Guliani said he thought “Obama doesn’t love America,” it set off a media firestorm. You know, those same fine ultra-liberal Americans now running the mainstream media who, while in class with me at Columbia University, cheered the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan…and who today no doubt support students at California college campuses who voted to remove the American flag…criticized Guliani for stating the obvious.

Naturally, the media decided to play “gotcha” with GOP presidential candidates and ask them if they agree that Obama doesn’t love America. As usual, GOP candidates panicked and ran away from Guliani’s statement. Well, I have the perfect answer to that question. Scott Walker are you listening?

The answer is, “I believe Obama loves America…the same way Castro has loved Cuba for the past half century. And I believe Obama loves America the same way Hugo Chavez loved Venezuela…the same way Stalin loved Russia…the same way Ho Chi Minh loved North Vietnam…and the same way the Socialist presidents of insolvent, bankrupt EU countries like Greece, Spain and France today love their country.

I’m sure Obama loves America the same way they all loved their countries and their people. Yet they managed to destroy their countries and economies. That’s what socialism, communism, or Marxism (whatever you want to name it) does. It destroys everyone and everything it touches. Ask the people of Detroit now living in an abandoned city.

It’s not a matter of patriotism. Obama may love America. I’m sure Fidel Castro would say he’s the biggest Cuban patriot ever. Castro loves his people…and he will love Cuba until his dying breath.

Yet, look at the results. Castro’s country lies in ruins. The Cuban people own nothing, not even their own thoughts or free speech. Disagree, protest, speak out publicly and the Castro brothers send you to prison to rot or die. People living in the country that Fidel Castro loves so much have spent the last half century escaping through shark infested waters in boats made of spit, glue and rubber tires. The Cuban people were willing to die to get away from the man who loves his country to death.

In all socialist countries “The state” takes care of you. “The state” knows what’s best. “The state” tells you what to think. In each and every case, all that love (and smothering state control) ruins your life.

So, does Obama “love America”? Perhaps, but it’s clear his version of love is similar to the husband who beats his wife, all the while proclaiming “I love you honey…this is for your own good.”

That’s exactly what Scott Walker and other GOP presidential candidates need to say when the media asks “Does Obama love America?” That’s the perfect answer. Watch the media turn ash white and look sick to their stomachs.

No one can prove whether Obama loves America. But I do know he is destroying America. I do know Obama is Castro.

The people I trust who have dealt with Castro…the parents and grandparents of my friends in the Cuban community…all say Obama is Fidel Castro all over again. They’ve seen firsthand the lies, corruption, fraud, propaganda, massive taxation and regulation, the tyrant saying with such sincerity that he loves his country and is here to “save” it. They’ve heard him say that everything he does is for “the good of the people.” They recognize Castro when they see him…and Cubans who lived under Castro are certain Obama is Castro.

It’s not just Castro. Every socialist tin-pot dictator is the same. They all channel Saul Alinsky. Everything they say is the opposite of the truth. Everything they say is to deceive and distract.

Everything they do is to bribe the poor with free stuff- stolen from the middle class and business owners. The politically correct name is “income redistribution.” But it’s theft. It’s the central tenant of communism and Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”

Rip off your opposition to make them poor and redistribute the stolen loot to the dependent poor, buying their loyalty and votes. That’s socialism… that’s Castro… and that’s Obama.

I have one more recommendation to GOP presidential candidates. When asked what you think of Guiliani’s comments, tell them you’ll answer only when they’ve asked Democrat presidential candidates if they agree with Obama’s comments that Muslim terrorists have “legitimate grievances”?

Do Democratic candidates agree with Obama that “Muslim” and “terrorist” can’t be used in the same sentence? Do they agree with his use of illegal Executive Orders to make law or his use of the IRS to destroy political opponents? Do they agree that illegal aliens given amnesty should collect up to $24,000 in income tax credits even though they paid no taxes?

Do they agree that $8 trillion in new debt added by Obama could destroy our economy and our children’s future?

Tell them you’ll answer their questions when you hear the Democrats’ answer to these.

It’s time to fight fire with fire. It’s time to stop bringing a knife to a gun fight. This is war. This is a battle for the very survival of America, American exceptionalism, small business, capitalism, free enterprise and free speech.

Sure Obama loves America, just like those communist tyrants loved their country. That is, as long as they own it…control it… and fundamentally change it. So perhaps the corrupt, Marxist, Muslim sympathizer, sociopath, tyrant in the White House loves America too. You can quote me.

It’s time to speak up now, before America is gone. It’s time to stand up to evil. It’s time to stand up to bullies. It’s time to take back America from the tyrant who loves it…to death.

Wayne Allyn Root, a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, is one of the most popular political and media stars in America. His columns and commentaries are read at the biggest political & news web sites in America- includingFoxNews.com. He makes regular appearances at Fox News Channel, and hundreds of radio stations across the country. Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, entrepreneur and small businessman, home-school dad, best-selling author, and Tea Party Libertarian conservative. His web site: http://www.ROOTforAmerica.com

They will have no fear of bad news

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Blood Moons, EMP attacks, ISIS beheadings, Iran nukes, Obama, Republican betrayals, Yellowstone super volcano, Ebola, muslims in America, FEMA camps

We are a highly news-conscious group. I rarely go a day ignoring the news. Usually I turn on FoxNews before my first sip of coffee. Within 5 minutes I have seen one terrifying story after another before thinking about anything else, setting  me onto a desperate binge of searching out more of the story and spending the day seeking to alert everyone that the sky is falling.

Then the Holy Spirit put a spotlight on this verse, and subsequently the rest of the psalm. I immediately began to feel peace. My new morning routine is to make sure I read some of the Bible before allowing myself to see the news. The difference is amazing. 

Psalm 112 is worth the trouble to memorize, to “hide it in your heart.”  ~ TD


Psalm 112 (NIV)

 

Praise the Lord.

Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.

Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
they will be remembered forever.
They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.

They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,
their righteousness endures forever;
their hornc will be lifted high in honor.

The wicked will see and be vexed,
they will gnash their teeth and waste away;
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.


So who will have no fear of bad news? 

“…those who fear the Lord
who find great delight in his commands.” 

Parable of the lost sheep

Parable of the lost sheep

Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He went to the ordinary people, with all their sins and blemishes; with all the usual sins. He healed them, but He rejected the self-righteous religious specialists. So what was the difference? The screwed up people knew they were screwed up, and feared the Lord. The super religious thought they had it so correct that they did not fear the Lord. 

There is only one kind of righteousness that actually counts, the righteousness we are clothed in through faith in Jesus Christ.

Let’s all make sure we qualify. 


See also: Enough with the Blood Moon apocalypse porn!

The 379 Companies Pushing Homo Marriage on the Supreme Court

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Per the Huffington Post:

Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage.

Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning.

“Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law treatment.”

The list, provided in full below, includes corporate behemoths such as Coca-Cola Company, Goldman Sachs, Google and Morgan Stanley. It also includes brands like Ben & Jerry’s, a division of Unilever, and sports teams such as the New England Patriots, the San Francisco Giants and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Here is the full list of companies that have signed the amicus brief:

  1. A.L. Nella & Company, LLP, CPAs
  2. A.T. Kearney
  3. Aardema Whitelaw, PLLC
  4. Acacia Home LLC*
  5. Accenture
  6. Aetna Inc.
  7. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  8. AJ Leo Electric and Solar
  9. Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  10. Alaska Airlines
  11. Alcoa Inc.
  12. Amazon Services Inc. *
  13. Amazon.com, Inc.
  14. American Airlines Group Inc.
  15. American Apparel*
  16. American Express Company
  17. American International Group, Inc.*
  18. Aparicio-Mercado Law, L.C.*
  19. Apple Inc.
  20. AppNexus Inc.*
  21. Aramark
  22. Arbor Brewing Company, LLC
  23. Arnold & Porter LLP
  24. Aspen Skiing Company
  25. Assemble Sound LLC
  26. AT&T Inc.
  27. Atlas Cut Stone
  28. Atticus Circle
  29. The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  30. Avanade Inc.
  31. Bain & Company, Inc.*
  32. Bakehouse Art Complex*
  33. Baker & McKenzie LLP
  34. Bank of America
  35. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  36. Barclays
  37. Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  38. bebe stores, inc.
  39. Becton, Dickinson and Company
  40. Belcampo Inc.
  41. Ben & Jerry’s
  42. Big Duck Studio, Inc.
  43. Bigelow Villa LLC
  44. Billy’s Farm*
  45. BlackRock, Inc.
  46. Bloomberg L.P.
  47. Blue Apron, Inc.
  48. Blue Heron Ventures
  49. Blue Moon Hotel / Winter Haven Hotel*
  50. Blume, Faulkner & Skeen, PLLC*
  51. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.*
  52. Boston Community Capital, Inc.
  53. Boston Consulting Group
  54. The Boston Foundation*
  55. Boston Medical Center Corporation*
  56. Boston Scientific Corporation
  57. Brady Mills LLC
  58. BrandQuery LLC
  59. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  60. Broadcom Corporation
  61. Brocade
  62. Cablevision Systems Corporation
  63. Capital One Financial Corporation
  64. Captain Wendell’s Marine Services LLC
  65. Cardinal Health, Inc.*
  66. Care Resource
  67. CBS Corporation
  68. CEB
  69. Central Physical Therapy and Fitness, PSC
  70. CGI
  71. Charlotte Business Guild
  72. The Chubb Corporation
  73. CIGNA Corporation
  74. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  75. Citigroup Inc.
  76. City Catering Company
  77. City Lites Neon, Inc.
  78. The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  79. Civitas Public Affairs Group
  80. Clean Yield Asset Management
  81. CloudFlare, Inc.
  82. CMIT Solutions of Seattle Downtown
  83. The Coca-Cola Company
  84. Cohen & Associates
  85. Colgate-Palmolive Company
  86. Columbia FunMap, Inc. *
  87. Comcast Corporation
  88. The Computer Butler
  89. ConAgra Foods, Inc.*
  90. The Corcoran Group
  91. Corner Brewery, LLC*
  92. Corning Incorporated*
  93. Cox Enterprises, Inc.
  94. Crazy Misfits Pet Services
  95. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
  96. Cummins Inc.
  97. Cupcake Royale*
  98. CVS Health Corporation
  99. Dallas Voice
  100. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.*
  101. Danaher Corporation
  102. David J. Jarrett, P.C.
  103. David Kosar Insurance Agency
  104. David Mack Henderson Income Tax Preparation
  105. DCI Group AZ, L.L.C.*
  106. Deloitte LLP
  107. Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  108. Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation*
  109. The Desert Business Association*
  110. Deutsche Bank AG
  111. Diageo North America, Inc.
  112. DIRECTV
  113. DocuSign
  114. Domini Social Investments LLC
  115. The Dow Chemical Company
  116. Dreamcatcher Arts and Publishing Ltd. *
  117. Dropbox, Inc.
  118. DuPont
  119. eBay Inc.
  120. Edelman
  121. Eldercare Consulting
  122. Electronic Arts Inc.
  123. EnduringHydro, LLC
  124. Ernst & Young LLP
  125. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  126. Event Rents*
  127. Everything Real Estate LLC
  128. Express Movers Inc.
  129. Facebook, Inc.
  130. Farella Braun + Martel, LLP
  131. Fastsigns*
  132. Fenwick & West LLP
  133. First Data Corporation*
  134. 1st Security Bank
  135. 1stdibs.Com, Inc.
  136. FIT Technologies
  137. Flanery CPA
  138. Full Court Press Communications
  139. G.A.W., Inc. *
  140. The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada*
  141. General Electric Company
  142. General Mills, Inc.
  143. Gensler
  144. Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc.
  145. GlaxoSmithKline LLC
  146. Gleason & Associates Claims Services
  147. Go Factory, Inc.
  148. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC
  149. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  150. Google Inc.
  151. Goulston & Storrs, P.C.*
  152. Great Officiants LLC
  153. The Greater Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  154. Greater San Diego Business Association*
  155. Greater Seattle Business Association
  156. Greensulate
  157. Grossman Marketing Group
  158. Group Health Cooperative*
  159. Groupon*
  160. Growing Hope
  161. Harrell Remodeling
  162. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.*
  163. Healthline
  164. Hewlett-Packard Company
  165. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.*
  166. Holdredge Wines
  167. Homeward Pet Adoption Center
  168. Horizon Air Industries, Inc.
  169. House Packard LLC
  170. HSBC
  171. Ikard Wynne LLP
  172. The Independence Business Alliance
  173. The Inland Northwest Business Alliance
  174. Insala, Ltd
  175. Inspirato, LLC
  176. Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.
  177. Integrity Law Group*
  178. Intel Corporation
  179. Intuit Inc.
  180. INUS Group, LLC
  181. Jackson Hole Group LLC
  182. Jagod Designs
  183. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  184. Jenn T. Grace International LLC
  185. Jennifer Brown Consulting
  186. JetBlue Airways Corporation
  187. The Jim Henson Company
  188. Johnson & Johnson
  189. Johnston, Kinney and Zulaica LLP
  190. Jonathan L. Bowman, Attorney at Law, PS
  191. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  192. Julian Chang Consulting, Inc.
  193. kapchur.us photography
  194. The Kathy A. Janssen Foundation
  195. Kazan, McClain, Satterley, & Greenwood, PLC
  196. Keir Jones Agency – State Farm
  197. Keker & Van Nest LLP*
  198. KEO Marketing Inc.
  199. Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  200. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC
  201. Kollmar Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
  202. Kotzan Chiropractic*
  203. KPMG LLP
  204. Lambda Business Association
  205. Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology
  206. Larson Marketing & Communications LLC
  207. Laughton Properties*
  208. Law Offices of Joel L. Sogol
  209. Law Office of Lisa E. Schuchman
  210. Law Office of Lorie L. Burch, PC
  211. Law Offices of Robin L. Bodiford, P.A.*
  212. The Law Office of Susan K. Fuller, PLLC
  213. Levi Strauss & Co.
  214. Liberty Burger*
  215. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  216. Life & Love Celebrations*
  217. Link in the Chain Foundation, Inc.
  218. Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  219. LNT, Inc.
  220. The Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  221. Lori Karbal et al*
  222. Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC
  223. The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce*
  224. Main Street Hair Shoppe Ltd.
  225. Marriott International, Inc.
  226. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  227. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
  228. McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.*
  229. McKesson Corporation*
  230. McKinsey & Company, Inc.*
  231. Merca Property Management
  232. The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  233. Microsoft Corporation*
  234. The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  235. Miller & Olson, LLP
  236. Miller Shelton Group, LLC*
  237. MillerCoors LLC
  238. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  239. Mona Smith PLLC
  240. Moody’s Corporation
  241. Morgan Miller Plumbing
  242. Morgan Stanley
  243. MWW Public Relations
  244. NAMI Dallas, Inc. *
  245. The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  246. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  247. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  248. Neumann Capital Management, LLC
  249. The New England Patriots
  250. New Leaf Columbus
  251. New York Life Insurance Company
  252. Nifty Hoops, LLC
  253. NIKE, Inc.*
  254. Nixon Peabody LLP*
  255. North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce*
  256. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  257. OBOX Solutions
  258. Office Depot, Inc.
  259. The Ogilvy Group, Inc.
  260. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  261. ONE Community Media, LLC
  262. 1 Source Consulting Solutions*
  263. Oracle America, Inc.
  264. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.*
  265. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
  266. Outerwall Inc.
  267. Pakmode Publications, LLC
  268. d/b/a Pakmode Media + Marketing
  269. Pandora Media, Inc.
  270. PATH
  271. Peabody & Arnold LLP*
  272. Pepper Hamilton LLP
  273. PepsiCo
  274. Pfizer Inc.
  275. Pixelligent Technologies LLC
  276. Plexus Education Foundation
  277. Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce
  278. Portland Area Business Association*
  279. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  280. PrideFest
  281. The PrintingWorks
  282. Pro-Tec Data, Inc.
  283. Procter & Gamble
  284. ProTrials Research, Inc. *
  285. Prudential Financial, Inc.
  286. Puma Spring Vineyards
  287. Qualcomm Incorporated
  288. Quorum
  289. RAFI Architecture and Design*
  290. Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
  291. Ralph’s Regal Weddings
  292. Ray Holley Communications*
  293. RBC Capital Markets, LLC
  294. Replacements, Ltd. *
  295. Restaurant Management Concepts
  296. Reverberate! Marketing Communications, Inc.
  297. Rising Tide Brewing Company*
  298. RJR Photography
  299. Robert H Stutz Jr CPA*
  300. Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  301. Rotella & Hernandez, LLC
  302. The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce*
  303. Sadek Bonahoom PLC
  304. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  305. The San Francisco Giants
  306. The Seattle Lesbian, LLC
  307. Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce*
  308. Sempra Energy*
  309. Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  310. Shingles Roofing LLC*
  311. Sidetrack, Inc. *
  312. Simon, Schindler & Sandberg LLP
  313. Skellenger Bender, P.S.
  314. Skyworks Solutions, Inc.*
  315. Sleeves Up Productions, LLC*
  316. Sōw
  317. Spectra Law PS
  318. Spry Vision, Inc.
  319. St. Jude Medical, Inc.
  320. Staples, Inc.*
  321. Starbucks Corporation
  322. Starrtek LLC*
  323. State Street Corporation
  324. Steven Graves Insurance Agency*
  325. Stonewall Behavioral Health
  326. Stonewall Columbus
  327. Stuffed Cakes, LLC*
  328. Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc.
  329. SunDaily
  330. Support.com, Inc.
  331. Sweet Dixie Kitchen*
  332. Symantec Corporation
  333. Taber Food Services, Inc.
  334. dba Hobee’s California Restaurants
  335. The Tampa Bay Rays
  336. Target Corporation
  337. TD Bank, N.A.
  338. TD Securities (USA) LLC
  339. Tech Data Corporation*
  340. TestTracks
  341. Thinking Cap Communications & Design
  342. Third Point LLC
  343. Thomson Reuters*
  344. Tiwary Entertainment Group LLC
  345. TNT Promotions, LLC*
  346. TOCA Events, LLC*
  347. TravelOut, Inc.
  348. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
  349. Twitter, Inc.
  350. 206 Inc. *
  351. UBS AG
  352. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
  353. United Air Lines, Inc.
  354. United Therapeutics Corporation
  355. Uptown Physicians Group*
  356. VCB Consulting & Accounting Services*
  357. Verizon Communications Inc.
  358. Viacom Inc.
  359. Visa Inc.
  360. VitaPerk*
  361. VMware, Inc. *
  362. W. M. Martin Advertising
  363. W.W. Grainger, Inc.*
  364. W/S Development Associates LLC*
  365. Walsh Wellness Center*
  366. The Walt Disney Company*
  367. Wasserman Media Group
  368. Wells Fargo & Company
  369. Whey Natural! USA LLC
  370. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  371. Witeck Communications, Inc.
  372. The Workplace Equality Index
  373. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
  374. Xerox Corporation
  375. Xfund
  376. YES DESIGN GROUP
  377. Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority
  378. Zausmer, Kaufman, August & Caldwell, P.C.
  379. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
  380. ZoomSystems
  381. Zynga Inc.

Companies with an asterisk listed after the name are represented by WG+R Law Group, a California-based law firm, rather than the Washington, D.C.-based Morgan Lewis.