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Fake war hero: John McCain’s ‘Tokyo Rose’ recording

Son of a U.S. admiral, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), 80, made his entire political career based on his reputation as a Vietnam war hero, incarcerated in a North Vietnamese prison camp for 5½ years until he was released on March 14, 1973. For that, McCain was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and other commendations.

But there have been whispers and outright assertions by U.S. military veterans that McCain had sold out to the Viet Cong, ratted on his fellow inmates, and received preferential treatment.

Last August, TRUNews obtained a recording made by McCain in which he lauded his Viet Cong captors, well knowing his words would be used as propaganda. Indeed, McCain’s recording was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969.

The radio broadcast had never been heard in the United States. For that matter, no one even knew such a recording existed. But the broadcast was recorded by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a branch of the CIA that monitored international shortwave and foreign radio broadcasts. Last year, the audio recording made by FBIS was found in a misplaced file in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

TRUNEWS acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson.

Here’s the audio of John McCain’s “Tokyo Rose” propaganda message, followed by the transcript of what he said. (Note: Tokyo Rose was a fabricated name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to all female English-speaking radio broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. The programs were broadcast in the South Pacific and North America to demoralize Allied troops abroad and their families at home by emphasizing troops’ wartime difficulties and military losses.)

Transcript:

To the Vietnamese people and the government of the DRVN (Democratic Republic of Vietnam):

From John Sidney McCain, 624787, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy; born 29 August, 1936, Panama; home state Oregon. Shot down, 26 October, 1967, A-4E aircraft.

I, as a U. S. airman, am guilty of crimes against the Vietnamese country and people. I bombed their cities, towns and villages, and caused many injuries, even deaths, for the people of Vietnam.

I was captured in the capital city of Hanoi, while attacking it. After I was captured, I was taken to the hospital in Hanoi, where I received very good medical treatment. I was given an operation on my leg, which allowed me to walk again, and a cast on my right arm, which was badly broken in three places. The doctors were very good and they knew a great deal about the practice of medicine. I remained in the hospital for some time and regained much of my health and strength.

Since I arrived in the camp of detention, I have received humane and lenient treatment. I received this kind of treatment and food even though I came here as an aggressor and the people who I injured have much difficulty in their living standards.

I wish to express my deep gratitude for my kind treatment and I will never forget this kindness extended to me.

In 2015, Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm when he said John McCain is not a war hero. It turns out that, once again, Trump is right!

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H/t John Molloy

~Eowyn

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Trump spurs sharp jump in optimism of top U.S. CEOs

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Funny how that happens when you put a businessman in the White House instead of a community organizer.

From Seattle Times: The nation’s top chief executives like what they’re seeing and hearing from President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans, according to survey results released Tuesday by the Business Roundtable.

The economic expectations of the heads of the nation’s largest companies jumped in the first quarter by the most in more than seven years amid optimism about corporate tax cuts, reduced regulations and a boost in infrastructure spending promised by Trump and congressional leaders, the trade group found.

“As these results confirm, business confidence and optimism have increased dramatically,” said Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and this year’s chairman of the Business Roundtable.

The group, composed of the heads of the largest U.S. companies, said its quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Index shot up to 93.3 from 74.2 in the fourth quarter. It was the biggest increase since the third quarter of 2009 and the highest level in nearly three years.

The index is based on projections for sales, capital spending and hiring over the next six months, and ranges from -50 to 150, with a reading above 50 indicating the economy is expanding.

Since the survey began in 2002, the average has been 79.8. The first quarter was the first time the index has been above its historical average in nearly two years.

The increased optimism from major corporate chieftains echoed recent surveys showing small-business owners and consumers also are feeling much better about the economy since Trump’s election.

“Clearly CEOs are very positive about prospects for hiring, sales and investment,” said Joshua Bolten, president of the Business Roundtable.  “Their view of the overall economy has also brightened slightly.”

The 141 CEOs surveyed between Feb. 8 and March 1 projected that the U.S. economy would expand 2.2 percent this year. That was up from a 2 percent prediction in December but still well below the 3 to 4 percent annual growth Trump said he could produce. (Well, give him some time…he’s only been in office two months!)

The optimism might also have something to do with this:

From Gateway Pundit: “On January 20th, the day of President Trump’s Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. As of March 16th, the most recent date for US debt reporting, the US Debt stands at $19,846 billion. President Trump has cut the US Debt burden by over $100 billion and 0.5% in the first two months since his inauguration!

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Taxpayer-funded Florida university has a socialist ‘Fight Club’ to train students to beat up Trump supporters

A student club at the taxpayer-funded University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, with an enrollment of about 55,000, openly advocates and trains members in “leftist fight clubs” to undertake violence against political conservatives.

The student club is called Knights for Socialism (KFS).

Thanks to a public records request by the nonpartisan D.C.-based citizens’ watchdog group Judicial Watch under Florida’s Sunshine Law, UCF released to Judicial Watch the records the university has on Knights for Socialism, which consist of:

  • The Constitution of Knights for Socialism
  • New Student Organization Proposal Form, submitted on September 2, 2016.

The Constitution of the Knights for Socialism describes the student club as “a coalition of Marxist-Leninists, Anarchists and Democratic Socialists seeking to increase class consciousness” and its mission as:

to establish a new society based on socialism in which democracy is extended from politics to the economy and where production of goods and services is based on human need instead of private profit, a society in which all exploitation has been abolished and where human rights will come before property rights.”

Campus Reform uncovered additional disturbing information about this explicitly Marxist student club which is not included in the documents that KFS submitted to the university.

On February 5, 2017, KFS held a “Leftist Fight Club” workshop, from which Republicans were banned, to teach students how to “BASH THE FASH”.

Note: The dictionary defines “bash” as “to strike with a heavy crushing blow”; “to beat or assault severely”. “FASH is the Left’s abbreviation for Fascists — their term for anyone who supports President Trump who, to them, is a new Hitler.

Below is KFS’s announcement of the workshop, “Leftist Fight Club: The Rumbles at Lake Claire,” on its Facebook event page, which not only has since been deleted from Facebook but also scrubbed from the Internet archive:

In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis, Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH.

*For our first seminar, a local amateur boxer will teach us the basics of hand to hand combat. Following his instruction, we will all have the opportunity to face off against one another and practice what we learned.

*We have have gloves and pads, no bare knuckles yet 😉

*Even if you would only like to observe us we invite you to join us! Don’t wait until it’s too late to learn how to defend yourself!

*This event is open to everyone and anyone, EXCEPT REPUBLICANS.

*Ladies: The Commander-in-chief is a sexual predator and rapist. He has normalized sexual assault, and it is expected that sexual violence against women is going to skyrocket in the next 12 months. Please join us!

After the “leftist flight club” announcement was picked up by the Alternative Media, KFS denied ever saying that Republicans were barred from the fight club. Fortunately, KnightNews.com managed to take a screenshot of the announcement before KFC took it down:

In its fight club announcement, KFS claims that since “the rise of Donald Trump,” there is a “record number of hate crimes” against racial minorities, “immigrants” and women.

That is simply NOT true.

On the contrary, it is the Left who have committed acts of violence against peaceful Trump supporters. Just because the fake-news MSM don’t report it, doesn’t mean those crimes of violence didn’t happen. See, for example:

Predictably, KFS’s Facebook page shows it to be a rabid supporter for Planned Parenthood, illegal immigrants, the racist La Raza, and against President Trump’s construction of a US-Mexico border wall and a temporary visa ban.

The KFS student club’s chairman and contact person is a sophormore student named Dylan Tyer, whose phone number is (407) 247-2203.

In her letter to Judicial Watch of February 22, 2017, Tanya Perry of UCF’s Office of General Counsel said that KFS “has only recently submitted their materials to become a registered student organization” and that the university has not yet reviewed or approved what the club submitted.

If the university approves and KFS becomes an official, registered student organization, in the words of KFS, the club “will gain access to all of the perks that come with such status”. Please contact U. of Central Florida’s president, John C. Hitt, to state your objection:

Dr. John C. Hitt
Office of the President
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160002
Orlando, FL 32816-0002

Phone: 407-823-1823
FAX: 407-823-2264
Email: Office of the President

~Eowyn

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton pushing for VP Pence to take over the White House

Early this morning, WikiLeaks‘ founder Julian Assange sent two alarming tweets:

One, that Hillary Clinton is “quietly pushing” for VP Mike Pence to take over the Trump administration because, unlike President Trump, “Pence is predictable” and therefore “defeatable”.

Two, that two officials in the U.S. intelligence community (IC) who are close to Pence said “they are planning on a Pence takeover”.

Here are screenshot of the two tweets:

The tweets are alarming, to say the least.

A Pence takeover would mean one of four scenarios:

  1. President Trump voluntarily steps down.
  2. President Trump is impeached.
  3. President Trump is overthrown in a coup.
  4. President Trump is assassinated.

About 6 hours after Assange’s first tweet, in a tweet, CNN quotes VP Pence that Assange’s assertion about a “Pence takeover” of the White House is “absurd” and “frankly offensive”:

By this time, Assange probably realized that people may have interpreted his first tweet as implying a Trump assassination. So he sent out another tweet that Hillary Clinton and the two intelligence officials had meant impeachment:

Notwithstanding Assange’s reassurance, there have been so many death threats (see below) made against President Trump, the matter certainly is not out of the realm of possibility or probability. See:

I have seen rumors of assassination, but have refrained posting those rumors because of what they are — rumors. But of late, my “spider sense” is astir: there is something ominous in the air . . . .

It doesn’t help that tomorrow, March 15, is the infamous Ides of March when Julius Caesar was assassinated. The Left are calling on their demonic hordes to mail attack postcards to President Trump; our side has a counter Operation Postcard campaign, wherein we are sending President Trump postcards of thanks and support. Click here for President Trump’s address and a template for your postcard.

Tomorrow, March 15, is also when America’s debt ceiling, once again, is reached.

Debt ceiling refers to a legislative limit on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the US Treasury, thus limiting how much money the federal government may borrow. Tomorrow, when the debt ceiling is reached but Congress does not increase the debt limit, Treasury will need to resort to “extraordinary measures” to temporarily finance government expenditures and obligations until a resolution can be reached. If a legislative impasse continues, the Treasury will default — which has never happened. A protracted default could trigger a variety of economic problems including a financial crisis, and a decline in output that would put the country into an economic recession.

Please pray for President Trump.

Please pray for America.

And don’t forget to mail your postcard of support tomorrow!

H/t Will Shanley

~Eowyn

Tennessee sues federal government over forced refugee ‘resettlement’

The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Obama administration’s dumping of overwhelmingly Muslim “refugees” on states and in so doing, forcing the states to incur financial costs to support the “refugees,” is a contravention of the 10th Amendment. Now, the State of Tennessee is finally doing something about it.

Joel Ebert reports for The Tennessean that yesterday morning, March 13, 2017, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Other states have sued the federal government over refugee resettlement but on different legal grounds.

The defendants named in the lawsuit include the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The 15-page lawsuit:

  • Contends that the federal government has unduly forced states to pay for the refugee resettlement program, and is not complying with the Refugee Act of 1980, which was designed to create a permanent procedure for the admission of refugees into the United States.
  • Maintains that the federal government’s forced resettlement of refugees in Tennessee has led the plaintiffs to “suffer significant and irreparable harm unless this Court intervenes”.
  • Asks the court to force the federal government to stop resettling refugees in Tennessee until all costs associated with the settlement are incurred by the federal government.

The lawsuit also points out that although Tennessee has opted out of the federal refugee resettlement program, the federal government continues to send refugees to Tennessee, and appointed Catholic Charities of Tennessee to administer the program. The refugees forced upon Tennessee requires the state to fund the resettlement with $7 billion from Medicaid, “amounting to 20 percent of its overall state budget — money that is needed to fund services that are critical to the health and welfare of countless Tennesseans.”

The lawsuit was filed by the valiant Thomas More Law Center, a Catholic legal group that has taken on several conservative legal causes in recent years, on behalf of two state lawmakers in the western district of Tennessee: Sen. John Stevens, R-Huntingdon, and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster.

State Sen. John Stevens said in a news release:

“The Constitution does not allow the Federal Government to force me as the elected representative of the 24th Senate District to implement federal programs while they sit in Washington insulated from the consequences.”

The state lawmakers filed the lawsuit after Tennessee’s House of Representatives, in April 2016, by a vote of 69-25 approved a resolution directing Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to sue the feds. In July, however, Slatery indicated he would not follow the Tennessee legislature’s directive to sue the federal government, but he will not stand in the way of hiring an outside firm to initiate the lawsuit.

The usual groups — American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition — have attacked the lawsuit, saying it will negatively affect the state’s refugee community and perpetuate a culture of fear.

Holly Johnson, refugee coordinator for Catholic Charities in Tennessee, disputes the lawsuit’s claim that the state incurs special costs to resettle refugees “because they’re refugees.” Claiming that refugees aren’t “eligible for anything that you and I aren’t eligible for,” Johnson disingenuously argues that:

  • Only if a refugee meets the already existing eligibility requirements for TennCare, then the state may pay that benefit.
  • Or if refugee children need to go to school, the state pays the same for the child’s attendance as anyone else at the school.
  • Any benefits related to employment are paid for by the federal government.

Johnson has a snake tongue. Of course, refugees don’t get benefits BECAUSE they’re refugees. But the fact of the matter is that refugees who require welfare and schooling cost Tennessee additional expenses of at least $7 billion in Medicaid — $7 billion that Tennessee would not spend if the federal government had not unilaterally dumped the refugees into the state.

Johnson also managed to omit the fact that Catholic Charities is paid handsomely by the federal government, i.e., taxpayers, to “resettle” refugees. During the 2016 fiscal year, Catholic Charities “resettled” more than 2,000 refugees in Tennessee, the majority of whom came from countries not included on President Trump’s new travel ban.

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~Eowyn

Deep State: How a rogue Secret Service got back at Rep. Jason Chaffetz

The term “deep state” refers to a state within a state– a political situation in a country when an agency or agencies of the government, such as intelligence agencies, the armed forces, or unelected career civil servants in the civilian bureaucracy, goes rogue and refuses to submit to, even subverting and rebelling against the civilian political leadership.

This post is about what a Deep State federal government agency did to a U.S. Congressman when he stepped on their toes.

Rep. Jason E. Chaffetz (R-Utah), 49, is one of the good guys.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, Chaffetz came to prominence in 2015 for his extensive investigations into Hillary Clinton. He is an authentic conservative — a critic of Obamacare, homosexual marriage, and the Obama administration’s conduct in the 2012 Benghazi attack; and a skeptic on global warming and mandatory vaccinations.

As chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Chaffetz earned the hatred of many in the Secret Service for his investigations into the agency’s many recent blunders and scandals. 

In 2003, Chaffetz had applied to be an agent in the Secret Service but was not accepted, ostensibly because “better qualified applicants existed.” (New York Times)

Like anyone who applies for a federal job, the information of that individual disclosed in his/her application is protected by the Privacy Act from being misused or improperly accessed.

But the Secret Service precisely violated the Privacy Act by accessing, distributing, and leaking to the media Rep. Chaffetz’s personal data, according to an investigation conducted in 2015 by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the parent or supervisory agency of the Secret Service.

The report by the DHS Inspector General (IG) says:

We were unable to determine with certainty how many of those individuals in turn disclosed this information to others who did not have a need to know, who may have then told others. However, the disclosure was widespread, and recipients of the information likely numbered in the hundreds. Those agents we interviewed acknowledged freely sharing it with others in the Secret Service, often contemporaneously with accessing the information. One agent reported that by the end of the second day, he was sent on a protection assignment in New York City for the visit of the President of Afghanistan, and many of the approximately 70 agents at the protection briefing were talking about the issue.

Senior civil servants of the Secret Service, except one, did nothing to stop the propagation of Chaffetz’ personal data. The DHS Inspector General’s report says:

We identified 18 supervisors at the GS-15 or Senior Executive Service level who appeared to have known or should have known, prior to the publication of the fact, that Chairman Chaffetz’ MCI [Master Central Index] record was being accessed. Yet, with a single exception, we found no evidence that any of these senior Secret Service managers attempted to inform the Director or higher levels of the supervisory chain, or to stop or remediate the activity. Furthermore, we found no evidence that a manager at any level issued written guidance for employees to discontinue accessing MCI for anything but official use.

As recounted by Patrick G. Eddington for the Cato Institute, Chaffetz’s file was accessed at 29 different Secret Service facilities. None of the federal employees who did so had a legitimate reason to look at his file.

Even worse, the Secret Service’s Assistant Director for Training Ed Lowry actively encouraged the unlawful access and distribution of Chaffetz’s file. In an email to a colleague, Lowry wrote:

“Some information he [Chaffetz] might find embarrassing needs to get out. Just to be fair.”

While the IG investigators could not link Lowry to the leak of the Chaffetz file to the media, someone within the Secret Service clearly did so.

Eddington concludes:

The leak of Chairman Chaffetz’ employment application was a clear attempt to intimidate or punish him for doing his job: overseeing the conduct of a federal agency under his committee’s jurisdiction. This incident comes just a year after revelations about the hacking by CIA employees of computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating the CIA’s torture program. To date, there have been no prosecutions in either case or any attempts by Congress to use the impeachment mechanism to remove implicated federal officials. The lack of accountability in these episodes only invites further assaults on Congress’ status as an independent, co-equal branch of government.

H/t John Molloy

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Update (March 14, 2017):

On May 26, 2016, then DHS Director Jeh Johnson announced in a press release that after a review of the conduct of 57 Secret Service personnel, 41 were “disciplined”. One employee who was found by the DHS Inspector General to have disclosed Rep. Chaffetz’s private information to the Washington Post, resigned.

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

Send a postcard to President Trump on March 15

Operation Postcard

http://www.sharkhunters.com is calling on us to send our beleaguered President a note of support on March 15:

Americans have had enough of the destructive Democrats and complicit Republicans.  So here’s the plan to show President Trump and the world that he is our president.  Mark your calendars!

March 15, everyone mail a post card to Trump that publicly expresses our support to him.

He’s standing for America while all around him, including, it seems from the leaks, some of the closest insiders are trying to derail him. This is unprecedented, truly unprecedented, in American history.  We, in vast numbers from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the President with our support and belief in him.  We will show the media and the politicians that we are standing with him!

Tell him thank you for taking on the job of making America great again.  And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office with complete support that even the media cannot deny.  All we have to do, every one of us, is write a post card to the President expressing your support in him and his decisions.

Mail it on MARCH 15, 2017, everyone all on the same day.

Imagine the impact this will have.  Do the math: there will be millions. Post this on your FB account, Twitter, Gab or other social media accounts.

Here’s how to get them to Trump:

President Donald J Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

POSTCARDS ONLY. NO ENVELOPES. They would have to go through Secret Service for inspection. Remember, March 15. Put it on your calendar and send some post cards on 15 March.

Don’t have a postcard?

I made this one for you. Just download and print!

To mail an ordinary-size postcard requires 34 cents in postage, assuming you are mailing from somewhere in continental USA.

Let’s do this for President Trump!

~Eowyn