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President Lucifer Sides With Iran

Breitbart 

OBAMA THREATENED TO SHOOT DOWN ISRAELI JETS IF THEY ATTACKED IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

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by JOHN HAYWARD

An explosive report in a Kuwaiti newspaper claims that President Obama thwarted an Israeli plan to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons program in 2014 by threatening to order American military forces to shoot down the Israeli jets…

Read the whole article at http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/03/01/report-obama-threatened-to-shoot-down-israeli-jets-if-they-attacked-iranian-nuclear-program/


This article is worth your time. If you had any doubts that Obama is one of the chief leaders of radical islamic terrorists, this will put those doubts to rest. 

Facebook locks page of 12-year-old black boy who says Obama hates America

C. J. Pearson

His name is C. J. Pearson.

He is 12 years old, from the state of Georgia and, like Obama, he is part-black.

In a 3-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 21, 2015, Pearson applauds former New York governor and mayor Rudy Giuliani who, unlike other Republican élites, actually has the guts to speak the truth — that Obama does not love America. For that, Giuliani has been roundly attacked.

Pearson’s video has gone viral and has received nearly 1.3 million views.

This is what Pearson said:

“Hi, my name is C. J. Pearson. Today I want to just applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama . . . . I don’t care about being politically correct at this point.

President Obama, you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is — an assault on Christianity, an assault on America, and a downright hate for the American values that our country holds: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and every single thing that our country stands for. If you love America, President Obama, you wouldn’t try to take away what all working Americans have worked for their entire lives. You wouldn’t do this if you love the people of America . . . .  I definitely do hope that one day other people would get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation. . . .”

But this boy is now being punished by Facebook for his video.

Joe Newby reports for Examiner.com, Feb. 28, 2015, that Pearson discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked.

In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That’s when he learned his account and page had been locked for “suspicious activity.”

He jumped through all of Facebook’s hoops, but wasn’t able to recover his account. So he created a new profile to take its place. His public page was not affected, but he can no longer administer the page. Fortunately, a friend is helping to post links to that page.

Facebook did not respond to Pearson’s requests for help, nor would they tell him what the alleged suspicious activity was. Examiner.com reached out to Facebook, but the social media giant has so far refused to respond.

Pearson said he is working on legislation to lower the age of those serving in the state House and Senate. The legislation, which is set to be the subject of a hearing on Monday, would lower the age of House members from 21 to 18, and lower the age of state Senators from 25 to 21. Pearson said he was using Facebook to line up witnesses for the hearing, but Facebook’s actions have made that more difficult. He can’t read any messages sent to his old profile and the old page doesn’t show up.

This is not the first time Facebook has blocked conservatives for questionable reasons. In March 2013, for example, Facebook banned Florida blogger Diane Sori for 30 days over something she never posted. Facebook has banned conservatives for clicking “like” or simply saying “thank you.” Conservative pages have also been targeted and shut down for questionable reasons while other pages have been allowed to flourish. Articles mentioning Islam were falsely flagged as “unsafe” and pages critical of Islam have been removed over false claims of inappropriate material.

H/t FOTM’s Anon

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~Éowyn

Why Can’t Aka Obama Supporters Admit They’re Wrong?

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The evidence is clear. The verdict is in. The administration run by the man who calls himself Obama is a complete, unmitigated disaster.

Unemployment, and by that I mean real unemployment, not the cooked numbers, is at its highest level since the Great Depression, while race relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades. Encouraged by a blind eye from the Justice Department, black racism has exploded via voter intimidation, violent flash mobs, and the knockout game.

The economy is in tatters, with record numbers of Americans on food stamps and government assistance; entire cities have gone bankrupt, with others imminent; and, around the world, our country is no longer admired, but looked upon as weak, cowardly, and morally degenerate.

Food and housing costs, illegal immigration, unfunded pension liabilities, and government surveillance have all gone up; job growth, start-up businesses, police morale, and trust in government have all gone down.

The aka Obama presidency is a failure. A failure on every level. Failure on a grand scale. And yet, his supporters stand steadfast in their devotion. Despite all the evidence, despite all the indisputable facts, supporters of the aka Obama presidency remain unwilling and unable to admit they were wrong. Why is that?

Do you know anyone who voted for aka Obama? I know plenty of people who did. Some have since come around and repented. Others remain unwavering in their support. Among this latter group, there are two common characteristics they all possess: guilt and an extreme sense of selfishness.

Call it narcissism, if you will, but I find it interesting that these qualities are found in equal numbers across the entire social and economic spectrum of aka Obama supporters.

Aka Obama’s wealthiest and most influential supporters come from the entertainment community, and these are the most hypocritical people I’ve ever met.

Los Angeles has one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the country. Drive down 6th Street, headed towards downtown Los Angeles, and you’ll see thousands of men, women, and children living on the sidewalk in cardboard boxes. And yet, aside from an occasional appearance by Martin Sheen in a soup kitchen, not a single person in the entire entertainment community has ever lifted a finger to help them. Why? Because they don’t care.

East Los Angeles and South Central Los Angeles are filled with poverty, crime and gangs. The Hollywood community could choose to uplift these neighborhoods by building studios and production offices and offering jobs to the locals. Have they done it? Hell, no. They avoid these areas like the plague.

Hollywood activists can give all the Oscar speeches they want, but the bottom line is they don’t give a you-know-what about trying to make this country a better place. They don’t. What they do care about is being seen as do-gooders and saviors of the world, or haven’t you noticed that all their left-leaning political films and all their fund-raising events always star themselves in leading roles? They need to be worshipped in order to hide from their own guilt.

Remember that movie Pay It Forward? In the book, the lead guy is a black man. In the movie, Kevin Spacey took the part without batting an eye. And Hollywood actors care about civil rights? Remember the Oscar-winning film Argo? It’s based on the real life story of Mexican-American CIA operative Tony Mendez. The film’s director, Ben Affleck, changed the part to a white man. He didn’t bat an eye either, in fact, he played the part himself.

Hollywood racism and selfishness cuts both ways. Samuel Jackson told Ebony magazine that the only reason he voted for aka Obama was because he was black. Spike Lee never misses a chance to get in his racist snipes. Oprah says old white people “just have to die.”

Look at Hollywood’s biggest activists: Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow. If their parents had not gotten them their start in the business and helped build their careers, they’d all be selling shoes at the local mall. They know it. We know it. And they know that we know it. They run from their own guilt by projecting it onto others. They care only about themselves. They reek of selfishness.

Aka Obama’s wealthiest supporters will never admit they were wrong, because their guilt and their massive, self-serving egos simply will not allow it.

Sliding down the economic scale, aka Obama’s next group of diehard supporters consists of millions of union members. They also possess an extreme sense of selfishness and are riddled with guilt. They know their salary demands are crippling and bankrupting the country, they know they don’t deserve the massive pensions and early retirement plans they’ve conned the government into giving them, but they don’t care. It’s all about them. Like their Hollywood counterparts, they project their guilt onto hard-working Americans by demanding more and more. They wouldn’t dare to admit they were wrong in voting a Marxist into the White House.

At the far end of the economic scale are the government entitlement moochers. They, too, know that they’re scamming the system. They, too, project their guilt onto others by demanding more and more free stuff. They, too, go through life with an extreme sense of selfishness. They’ve been so conditioned by mass media that most of them are unable to even think clearly anymore. They react like Pavlov dogs to whatever stimuli is thrown their way. Together with aka Obama’s union supporters, they epitomize the term “useful idiot.”

For anyone in any of these three groups to admit that they were wrong in their support of aka Obama would require them to take responsibility for their own guilty actions, to face up to their own selfish natures, and that’s too much for any of them to handle. So they continue to deny reality. Like alcoholics who refuse to admit they have a problem, they continue to live in a fantasy world in which everyone else is the problem.
They’re children who refuse to grow up. They’re addicts high on delusion and fantasy. They’re hurtling towards their won self-created destruction and taking the rest of America with them.

Crime Does Pay…Illegals With Three Kids Will Collect $35,000

Isn’t this just lovely.  Those of us who have worked hard and been good citizens all our lives, and have paid our taxes for the VERY FEW things the Constitution allows the Congress to spend our dollars on, are now being raped to support law breakers and invaders.  This is absolutely unconscionable.  Write your congress criminal and get a letter back that says nothing and makes no sense whatsoever.  Call them up and what do you get?  Pablum that is spewed from the mealy mouths of the so-called representative’s aides.

I certainly am not happy about the thousands we send to DC every year being spent in this fashion.  I know many Mexicans who have come to this country legally and they are not happy about this invasion either.  Where can I sign up to be an illegal and collect tax dollars of the working Americans?  And by the way, the amount of working Americans is dwindling every day.

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Posted on February 27, 2015 by Steven Ahle on DC Clothline

The old adage that says “Crime Doesn’t Pay” is no longer operable. Illegal aliens who have invaded the country will be the beneficiaries of your tax dollars once their work permits and Social Security cards are approved. The IRS in their infinite wisdom (My tongue is planted firmly in my cheek) has decided that illegal aliens will be able to collect a fortune from US taxpayers even though they haven’t paid a penny in taxes themselves. A family of three would be eligible for just over $35,000.

It’s bad enough that these criminals are allowed to stay here against duly passed and signed laws of the land because some American hating SOB in the White House decides to scrap the constitution and US law.

The IRS has determined that these illegal aliens can take advantage of both the Child Tax Credit (CTC) (1,000 per child) and the EITC. (Earned Income Tax Credit) A family with three children earning $22,000 per year would be eligible for the maximum amount of $35,521. Nice non work if you can find it. I wonder if I went to the immigration office, if they would let me apply for illegal status. Free money, free education, free housing, free abortions, free medical, free electricity, free food, free education. And now free tax refunds.

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) wrote to Barry and objected to what they called amnesty bonuses:

“This is basic economics: if you want more of something, you subsidize it. By subsidizing illegal entry with four years’ worth of new tax credits, the IRS would promote lawlessness,” Sasse said in a statement at the time. “This program severely undermines the White House’s lip-service to enforcing the law and would increase the burden on law-abiding taxpayers.”

Courtesy of Red Statements.

Chicago PD has a secret interrogation “black site”

black site is a location at which a publicly unacknowledged black (or highly classified military/defense) project is conducted.

The term has gained notoriety in recent years in reference to secret prisons operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), generally outside of U.S. territory and legal jurisdiction, which are used by the U.S. government in its War on Terror to detain alleged unlawful enemy combatants. The existence of CIA black sites or secret prisons was acknowledged by then-President George W. Bush in a speech on September 6, 2006.

Well, it turns out black sites are not just run by the CIA or outside of the United States, we have a black site right here in Chicago, Illinois, Obama’s hometown! But it took a foreign newspaper, the UK’s The Guardian, to discover that, not the august New York Times or Washington Post.

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Homan Square, the Chicago PD’s black site

On Feb. 24, 2015, The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman had an exclusive on the “equivalent of a CIA black site” operated by police in Chicago. Here are excerpts:

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead. […]

The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown.

Unlike a precinct, no one taken to Homan Square is said to be booked. Witnesses, suspects or other Chicagoans who end up inside do not appear to have a public, searchable record entered into a database indicating where they are, as happens when someone is booked at a precinct. Lawyers and relatives insist there is no way of finding their whereabouts. Those lawyers who have attempted to gain access to Homan Square are most often turned away, even as their clients remain in custody inside.

“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes.

Chicago civil-rights attorney Flint Taylor said Homan Square represented a routinization of a notorious practice in local police work that violates the fifth and sixth amendments of the constitution. “This Homan Square revelation seems to me to be an institutionalization of the practice that dates back more than 40 years,” Taylor said, “of violating a suspect or witness’ rights to a lawyer and not to be physically or otherwise coerced into giving a statement.”

Much remains hidden about Homan Square. The Chicago police department did not respond to the Guardian’s questions about the facility. But after the Guardian published this story, the department provided a statement insisting, without specifics, that there is nothing untoward taking place at what it called the “sensitive” location, home to undercover units. […]

A former Chicago police superintendent and a more recently retired detective, both of whom have been inside Homan Square in the last few years in a post-police capacity, said the police department did not operate out of the warehouse until the late 1990s.

But in detailing episodes involving their clients over the past several years, lawyers described mad scrambles that led to the closed doors of Homan Square, a place most had never heard of previously. The facility was even unknown to Rob Warden, the founder of Northwestern University Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, until the Guardian informed him of the allegations of clients who vanish into inherently coercive police custody.

[…] Chicago police guidelines appear to ban the sorts of practices […] lawyers said occur at Homan Square. A directive titled “Processing Persons Under Department Control” instructs that “investigation or interrogation of an arrestee will not delay the booking process,” and arrestees must be allowed “a reasonable number of telephone calls” to attorneys swiftly “after their arrival at the first place of custody.” Another directive, “Arrestee and In-Custody Communications,” says police supervisors must “allow visitation by attorneys.”

[…] Police often have off-site facilities to have private conversations with their informants. But a retired Washington DC homicide detective, James Trainum, could not think of another circumstance nationwide where police held people incommunicado for extended periods. “I’ve never known any kind of organized, secret place where they go and just hold somebody before booking for hours and hours and hours. That scares the hell out of me that that even exists or might exist,” said Trainum, who now studies national policing issues, to include interrogations, for the Innocence Project and the Constitution Project.

[…] Cook County, home of Chicago, has received some 1,700 pieces of military equipment from a much-criticized Pentagon program transferring military gear to local police. It includes a Humvee, according to a local ABC News report.

Tracy Siska, a criminologist and civil-rights activist with the Chicago Justice Project, said that Homan Square, as well as the unrelated case of ex-Guantánamo interrogator and retired Chicago detective Richard Zuley, showed the lines blurring between domestic law enforcement and overseas military operations. 

The real danger in allowing practices like Guantánamo or Abu Ghraib is the fact that they always creep into other aspects,” Siska said. “They creep into domestic law enforcement, either with weaponry like with the militarization of police, or interrogation practices. That’s how we ended up with a black site in Chicago.”

Writing for The Intercept, Feb. 26, 2015, Juan Thompson describes the experiences of two Chicago black site detainees.

Kory Wright

Kory Wright

Kory Wright, a Chicago resident and computer program analyst, claims that 9 years ago, he spent some 6 brutal hours at Homan Square, zip-tied to a bench in an intentionally overheated room without access to water, phone, or a restroom. He was never read his Miranda rights and his arrest was not put into the police system until after he gave false statements to try and end his ordeal.

Eventually, Wright was taken to Cook County jail, where he was processed and charged with distribution of heroin and cocaine. In the end, the drug charges against Wright were thrown out, though not before he’d spent six months under house arrest because his mother lacked the money to fund a bond for release.

Deandre Hutcherson, a friend of Wright’s swept up in the same police raid, described attacks to his face and genitals. Hutcherson was shackled to a bench and was being interrogated in another room. “He [a Chicago police officer] gets up, walking toward me,” Hutcherson alleges. “I already know what’s finna happen. I brace myself, and he hit me a little bit and then take his foot and stepped on my groin.” According to Hutcherson, the officer struck him two or three times in the face before kicking his penis. “You must think I’m a fucking idiot,” Hutcherson says his attacker told him. Within an hour, Hutcherson, who was in town for his mother’s funeral, faked an asthma attack that unnerved the police. He says they then released him from detention and sent him on his way.

The Chicago Police Department declined to address the specific allegations from Wright and his friend, providing only a general statement denying abuses at Homan Square. “CPD abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any interviews of suspects or witnesses, at Homan Square or any other CPD facility,” the statement read. “There are always records of anyone who is arrested by CPD, and this is not any different at Homan Square.”

Kory Wright was attending Wilbur Wright Community College, and taking criminal justice courses, when he was detained at Homan. He says he had hopes of becoming a police officer in the city of Chicago before that June day. His experience at Homan, and his subsequent arrest, caused him to miss a semester of school. Fortunately, Wright recovered, and today, at age 29, he is working on his master’s degree in network engineering at DePaul University. He lives in Bronzeville, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, and is the father of a new baby girl. But the torture he says he suffered at Homan continues to haunt him. “The whole thing caused a rift between me and my mom. I didn’t like being black at all after that, and when I got to DePaul, I started trying to be as white as possible,” a doleful Wright told me. “Being black is a curse.”

Note: Kory Wright is now a programming analyst at Aon Hewitt. Here is his LinkedIn page. Send him a note of encouragement!

H/t Activist Post

~Éowyn

Stop being nice to America-destroying Left

Conservatives, including me, like to blame Obama for everything that’s wrong with America.

But the truth is he wouldn’t be in the White House, ignoring and bypassing Congress by signing more executive orders and memoranda than any U.S. president in history:

  • without MILLIONS of Americans voting him into power, twice!
  • without the willful complicity of the establishment media
  • without the gutless spineless Republicans, and
  • without the approval of MILLIONS of Americans (50% of adults, according to Gallup Poll, still!), despite or because of everything he’s done.

To quote 18th century French diplomat Count Joseph Marie Maistre (1763-1821), “Every nation has the government it deserves.”

In the following op/ed by Michael Cummings for Clash Daily, he perfectly articulates my sentiments.

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Tired of Losing: No More ‘Benefit of the Doubt’, Decorum for America-Destroying Leftists

Ben Shapiro, attorney, author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America, and Brietbart.com editor-at-large, said in a recent column:

“If someone calls you a racist, and you respond by stating that they are a reasonable human being with policy differences, you grant their premise: A reasonable person has called you a racist, which means it is reasonable to call you racist. You lose.”

I am tired of losing.

I am tired of giving people on the Left the benefit of the doubt. Is it not clear they do not mean well? Is it not clear they don’t want the same things as we? Is it not clear they do not wish to arrive at the same destination via a different path? These people are not on our side, and were I in Congress I would not call any member of the opposition party “My honorable friend” or “esteemed colleague.” Decorum be damned.

In the last week we’ve seen former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani get criticized on every news show over his statement that he didn’t think Barack Obama loves America. True Americans cheered as Giuliani didn’t back down when challenged over the days that followed. Even Scott Walker, when asked about what Rudy said of Obama, essentially said, “Ask Obama.” Well done, both of you.

We need more of this, more of calling these people out.

And why shouldn’t we? Barack Obama has done more damage to this country than any president or elected official. We need to tell the truth.

  • He and his perpetually angry wife criticized our country during the 2008 campaign.
  • He began his administration with a trip around the world to apologize for every wrongdoing he believes America has committed.
  • He destroyed the best health care system in the world.
  • He pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving a gaping hole the Islamic State is only happy to fill with the blood and body parts of Jews, Christians, and not-the-right-kind-of-Muslims.
  • He traded five, high value terrorists for a proven Army deserter, some of whose fellow soldiers died looking for him.
  • He has spent more than all other presidents combined.
  • He vetoed a bipartisan bill that would allow the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, bringing more energy independence and jobs to our nation.
  • He pushed the FCC to treat the Internet as a public utility, paving the way not just for speed but content restriction.
  • He granted de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, and set processes in place to provide them tax credits and Social Security.

We know how long this list could get.

Note: Cummings left out Obama abandoning 4 Americans to die in Benghazi; the IRS singling out conservatives for extra scrutiny; the NSA spying on our every email, phonecall, and credit transaction; targeting right-wing Americans as extremist terrorists; promoting sodomy as U.S. foreign policy; imposing gun control via banning bullets by executive action; and much much more. See our “The Obama Chronicles” page.

In every facet of our lives, Barack Obama and people like him on the Left want to control us — never asking if we want to be controlled nor checking with the Constitution on the legality of their actions. Free enterprise, health care, freedom of religion, free Internet, strong military — they destroy everything they touch. In protecting America or our allies from danger, these people have made it clear they want chaos to reign.

I don’t know what else to say other than this: I hate Barack Obama. You can’t call me racist because I hate Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, too. You can’t call me sexist because I hate Harry Reid and Dick Durbin. You can’t call me anti-pervert because I hate Joe Biden.

Do I hate these people personally? No. How could I? I know none of them. But I hate anyone who becomes part of the 1% off the freedoms of the best country this world will ever know, but with every breath they take seek to fundamentally transform it.

Do I hate these people more than the Islamic State? No, but I hold them responsible for the bloodshed painting the entire Middle East.

My hatred is bipartisan. You would like to think that since, for the moment, we still have elections, we could vote these people out and put in place principled and courageous leaders who will keep their multiple and fervent promises to stop Obama. And in 2010 and 2014 we set decades old records in political power shifting by handing Republicans the keys to Congress. Since then, Republicans have taken impeachment and funding (shutdowns) off the table. Please tell me where our negotiating power resides other than at the bottom of the pit in the movie “300.” Save for a few, patriotic stalwarts, I hate the Republicans too.

But I love God, Jesus, and the American people, and with faith in all of these I remain optimistic that while we’re in a really dark part of history, we will see the light.

Armor of God I can do all things through Christ

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~Éowyn

Dock Workers Strike

The choking of the US supply-chain has officially begun, when as the LA Times reported “West Coast ports – including the nation’s busiest in Los Angeles and Long Beach – have partially shut down for four days as shipping companies plan to dramatically slash dock work amid an increasingly contentious labor dispute.”

Terminal operators and shipping lines said that they would stop the unloading of ships beginning Thursday, Lincoln’s Birthday, leading up to Presidents Day on Monday, which are holidays for the workers. Terminal operators and shipping lines say they don’t want to pay overtime to workers who, they allege, have deliberately slowed operations to the point of causing a massive bottleneck. 

Work delays and stoppages over the past three months have caused mounting problems for Bay Area importers and small-business owners, who say they are losing money as trucks line up daily outside the Port of Oakland waiting for container ships anchored in San Francisco Bay to unload.

The economic fallout of a port shutdown is challenging to measure and depends heavily on the technique of analysis. Economic impact studies of West Coast port shutdowns have yielded loss estimates as high as $2bn per day.

What could go wrong?

So the bottom line is that nobody really knows what will happen if the “partial” stoppage becomes a permanent one, as dockworkers try lever their influence on the US economy but it is safe to say that the final outcome will be somewhere between the “catastrophic” devastation for the economy which the retail industry predicts or an economic recession, if only temporary.

One thing, however, about which there is no doubt at all, is the unprecedented congestion that has slammed the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor: that is very much real, as can be seen on the series of photos below.

All of these giant container ships anchored are anchored offshore:

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Cargo ships have been backed up for weeks on end at the ports of LA and Long Beach amid a labor dispute.The size of these ships blows the mind; many of them are over a thousand feet long.

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Cargoes from around the world are backed up right now.

CARGO SHIP 3 VIEW FROM PLANE

I’ve never seen ANYTHING like this, even rush hour at the 405 doesn’t look so bad.Colorful and massive, this ship is over 1000 feet  from end to end.

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From this angle, the scale and size of the city and ships becomes quickly apparent.

SCALE AND SIZE OF THE CITY

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BACKED UP TRUCKS

And trucks are backed up waiting to load cargo containers.

Finally keep in mind that to many economists, or at least those who realize that the US economy is in a far worse shape than what official government data represents, an “exogenous” event like a West Coast port strike, just like a “Polar Vortex” is precisely what the doctor ordered.

After all, what better scapegoat for the lack of growth than a few thousand dockworkers who are merely leveraging capitalism as much as they can… even if it means shutting down key US economic supply-chains in the process.

I’ve already noticed problems in our local grocery stores, I wonder how long it will be until everyone else does as well.

-Kelleigh