Sunday, July 31, 2016

Why The IRS Is Probing The Clinton Foundation

Zerohege ^ | 31 July 2016 | Tyler Durden 

"Clinton Cash" author, Peter Schweizer, recently took to the airwaves to explain why the IRS investigation of the Clinton Foundation should be a "big deal" (also see Clinton Cash: "Devastating" Documentary Reveals How Clintons Went From "Dead Broke" To Mega Wealthy") even though he expressed some "skepticism" over the ability of Obama's IRS to run an impartial investigation.

As we we've reported (see "IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation"), the IRS recently launched an investigation of the Clinton Foundation after receiving a letter signed by 64 Republicans of the House of Representative which described the Clinton Foundation as a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years.”
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Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa 

Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]:

The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped from $9.96 to $11.14, but wages likely would have increased some anyway due to Seattle's overall economy. Meanwhile, although workers were earning more, fewer of them had a job than would have without an increase. Those who did work had fewer hours than they would have without the wage hike.
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So, if this is the impact at just $11, I guess we can say that an economic iceberg is about to hit California and New York, as both states raised their minimum wage rates to $15. In 2013, over 700,000 jobs were lost due to minimum wage hikes. The American Action Forum found that every $1 increase accounted for a 1.48 percent spike in the unemployment rate. That’s quite a steep butcher’s bill. Moreover, some establishments are simply transitioning to electronic kiosks for orders to help blunt the inevitable rise in overhead costs due to these increases. Still, Democrats will push for these economically deficient policy proposals because they sound good, it looks good, and people buy into it hook, line, and sinker. If you’re against it, prepare to be painted as anti-poor and heartless—which is exactly how Democrats want to portray Republicans...
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Immigration Poll Demonstrates Americans Want Total Revolution Against Mass Immigration

breitbart ^ | July 31, 2016 | JULIA HAHN 

– By a nearly 6 to 1 margin, U.S. voters believe immigration should be decreased rather than increased.
– By a 25-to-1 margin, voters believe that unemployed American workers should get preference for a U.S. job rather than a foreign worker brought in from another country.
– Sixty one percent of voters believe that any politician, “who would rather import foreign workers to take jobs rather than give them to current U.S. residents, is unfit to hold office.”
– Three out of four voters believe the nation needs “an immigration system that puts American workers first, not an immigration system that serves the demands of donors seeking to reduce labor costs.”
– A majority of U.S. voters (53%) believe “record amounts of immigration into the U.S. have strained school resources and disadvantaged U.S. children.”
– A majority of voters (55%) disagree with Hillary Clinton’s call to release illegal immigrants arriving at the border into the United States and give them a chance to apply for asylum.
– Roughly three out of four voters— including nearly three out of four Democrat voters— believe that “instead of giving jobs and healthcare to millions of refugees from around the world, we should rebuild our inner cities and put Americans back to work.”
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The US Military is a Politically Correct Weakling

US Defense Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann 

It’s literally something more absurd every day now…
Practically every 24 hour news cycle, the perfumed princes and princesses in the Pentagon announce some ludicrous bit of social engineering that sounds so compassionate, sensitive, politically correct and trendy, but in actuality is another nail in the coffin of the US Armed Forces.
The latest bit of total insanity was the announcement that US Navy was going to name a ship after deceased gay activist Harvey Milk.
According to USNI News:
The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif.
No doubt at the ship’s christening, some DoD official will tout the glories of diversity and LGBT rights and how modern and trendy the New Military really is.
Meanwhile…
Our enemies are laughing themselves into a tither. Let’s face it, a majority of gay men don’t exactly exhibit the most martial qualities needed to wage war. When you think of the male homosexual community, images of Broadway choreographers, Hollywood producers, antiques dealers and art critics instantly pop into your cabeza.
No doubt the USNS Harvey Milk will strike terror into the hearts of our enemies. What’s next, an aircraft carrier named the USS Liberace, a destroyer called the USS Charles Nelson Reilly, a submarine dubbed the USS Ellen DeGeneres?
The USNS Harvey Milk activation is just another event in the long line of lunacy that has besieged the military since the Kenyan Commander in Chief took the oath of office.
We now have a US military with open and authorized homosexuality, transgenders getting gender reassignment surgery on the Pentagon’s nickel, lactation stations on military bases, storage of breast milk in the field, white privilege training, classes teaching the Bible as a sexist document, Marine Corps gender sensitivity training, 1984 gender neutral terminology, men conducting physical training in pregnancy simulators, male ROTC cadets parading around in red high heels on college campuses and most distressingly women being pushed into combat arms and special operations units.
With the authorization to allow women to serve in the infantry, armor, cavalry, artillery, Green Berets, Rangers, Delta, the SEALs and Marine Recon, the Crown Jewels of the US military have been hijacked by left wing nuts who don’t have a clue about the military and most importantly, combat.
To anyone alive who served in the military from WWII to even the early days of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military has become not only a politically correct weakling, but an entity so foreign that it bears no resemblance to its past existence.
The evisceration of the US armed forces by the Obama White House was made possible by hundreds of willing executioners in the Pentagon and at various military commands across the globe. Federal bureaucrats like Leon Panetta, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and Eric Fanning and generals strong on narcissism and greed and low on moral courage, like Martin Dempsey made the demise of the US military under Obama a virtual shoe in.
What’s the attitude of current general officers and recently retired general officers? Look no further than General John Allen, who is supporting Hillary Clinton under the most dubious of circumstances and motivations and who was channeling Burt Lancaster as General Mattoon Scott in Seven Days in May two nights ago at the DNC.
The one group of individuals charged with defending the traditions and readiness of the US military, its generals and admirals, have willingly gone along with policies they knew would be destructive to the armed forces, for the simple reason that they don’t have enough guts to stand up for themselves, the organization they represent and the nation itself. History will judge them as some of the greatest cowards to ever have set foot in the Pentagon.
The left wing social engineers destroying the military are having the time of their lives watching the last bastion of American true patriotism; selflessness and manhood go down the proverbial drain. But, some are just ignorant and believe that the US Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are nothing different than corporations or hipster startups in Palo Alto.
They are dead wrong.
The military’s life breath is morale, camaraderie, tradition, bravery and sacrifice. While some Americans could care less about the daily lives of homosexuals and transgenders, their open presence in the military is a death knell to morale and camaraderie. Transgenders are officially viewed as mentally ill by many noted psychologists and psychiatrists. Homosexuals have a higher rate of AIDS than heterosexuals. A battlefield blood transfusion from a homosexual soldier could be a matter of life or death itself. Also, many military members have negative views of the homosexual lifestyle based on their own religious beliefs.
The military has been targeted by feminists since the early 1970’s. Because of solid, courageous senior military leaders and intrepid Secretaries of Defense, the feminists were stalled for decades. Only recently have they been able to infest the military and change its operating procedures and ethos.
The feminists’ greatest triumph has been the inclusion of women into the combat arms and special operations. This is undoubtedly the greatest disaster in US military history that will lead not only to peacetime problems of morale, cohesion and readiness, but to eventual defeat on a hundred distant battlefields.
The mission of the US military is simple. When directed by the President, it is to wage war by sea, land and air and to defeat and destroy the enemies of the United States, violently and rapidly.
The mission of the US military is not to provide white privilege presentations, gender neutrality classes, day care, endless maternity leave, camouflaged breast pumps, lactation stations and gay sensitivity training.
While the SecDef is busy being PC and implementing ludicrous leftist directives, the US military is crumbling around him.
The Marines and Air Force have horrific supply problems. The Army’s readiness is in mortal danger and the US Army Armor Corps is a ghost of wars past. Right now, the US Army could not conduct a Patton style breakout across France, a 73 Easting movement to contact as in Desert Storm or a dash to the gates of Baghdad. Just what can the US Army Armor Corps do? You got me.
Obama has purged or forced hundreds of senior leaders to exit the service. Good people of all ranks are leaving the service because they are at odds with the politically correct policies decimating training, operations and morale.
What does all this social engineering do to the military, it creates a whole force that lacks that indefinable, but instrumental trait called “fighting spirit.” Fighting spirit is a combat multiplier of infinite proportions. Joshua Chamberlain’s 20th Maine Regiment had it at Gettysburg, the 101st Airborne Division had it at Bastogne, the 7th Cavalry had it in Korea and Vietnam and the Marines had it in Fallujah. With fighting spirit, victory is certain; without it, defeat is imminent.
This lack of fighting spirit is seeping through the consciousness of the military. The performance of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf last January speaks volumes and is an indicator of deep systemic problems. When confronted by thugs from the Iranian Navy, the US Navy failed on all levels: senior command, mid-level command, junior command, fighting spirit, maintenance, navigation and adherence to the Code of Conduct.
Politicians like Hillary Clinton and her Sandinista cohort, Governor Tim Kaine cry to gullible voting masses that this is the best military we’ve ever had. They can bellow into oblivion all they want.
It’s not the best military the US has ever had. It’s not even close. The troops know it. The leaders, junior, mid-level and senior know it.
Most importantly, our enemies damned well know it.

Going Viral: 'Clinton Cash' Movie Version

wnd.com ^ | July 30 2016 | Bob Unruh 

'Clintons have amassed a $2 billion empire … with scams'
Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” created a firestorm in the 2016 presidential campaign, and now the movie version is doing the same, with nearly 700,000 views online in just the first few days.
The movie spotlights Schweizer’s investigation of donations to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities who sought favors from the Hillary Clinton-led State Department
It’s a good thing that it’s been released, according to New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi, whose new book on the Clinton Foundation, “Partners in Crime: The Clinton’s Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit”, has just arrived.
“Peter Schweizer’s excellent book ‘Clinton Cash’ and his movie by the same title has scored a body blow against the idea that the Clinton Foundation is a legitimate charity,” Corsi said. “My book, ‘Partners in Crime,’ takes a complimentary, but different approach in demonstrating the Clinton Foundation is a vast, criminal conspiracy.
“Schweizer’s central charge is corruption, namely, that the Clintons conspired to have Hillary as secretary of state utilize ‘official acts’ to make policy decisions through her office that were ‘pay-to-play’ payoffs designed to benefit those who made sizable donations to the Clinton Foundation,” he said.
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