Both are the result of
deception, intentional? or unintentional?
First is this from the Brits;
Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated
global warming data
The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing
evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate
data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was
timed to influence the historic Paris
Agreement on climate change.
A high-level whistleblower has told this
newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the
sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on
world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate
conference in Paris in 2015.
The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or
‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN
scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising
faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations
fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by
politicians and policy makers.
But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA
scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday
irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.
All the hand wringing, protests, legislation and social pressure
caused by manipulated data.
Nice way to start the week eh?
Next lets look at the one place where we NEED honesty, the
military's stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported
The American military has failed
to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over
several years in Iraq,
a Military Times investigation has revealed. The enormous data gap raises
serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic
State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question the accuracy of other
Defense Department disclosures documenting everything from costs to casualty
In 2016 alone, U.S. combat aircraft conducted at least 456 airstrikes in
Afghanistan that were not recorded as part of an
open-source database maintained by the U.S. Air Force, information relied
on by Congress, American allies, military analysts, academic researchers, the
media and independent watchdog groups to assess each war's expense, manpower
requirements and human toll. Those airstrikes were carried out by attack
helicopters and armed drones operated by the U.S.
Army, metrics quietly excluded from otherwise comprehensive monthly summaries,
published online for years, detailing American military activity in all three
Most alarming is the prospect this data has been incomplete since the war on terrorism
began in October 2001. If that is the case, it would fundamentally undermine
confidence in much of what the Pentagon has disclosed about its prosecution of
these wars, prompt critics to call into question whether the military sought to
mislead the American public, and cast doubt on the competency with which other
vital data collection is being performed and publicized. Those other key
metrics include American combat casualties, taxpayer expense and the military’s
overall progress in degrading enemy capabilities.
Now, I am a fan of our military, I am also a Viet Nam era vet.
There is NO REASON for the Pentagon to do something like this, NONE.
You shoot at someone, it needs to be on the record. I can
understand a few misses...but THOUSANDS?
Again, its deception.
Now, I'd like to share something with you.
Late in Jesus' ministry, as He was with His disciples in Jerusalem. The disciples were astonished at the
size and scope of the buildings and specifically the Temple.
It was truly a magnificent sight. No different than a first time
tourist in New York City in awe over the sky scrapers or in WashingtonDC marveling at the marble government
said to Jesus, this is recorded in Matthew 25
"24 Then Jesus went out
and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the
buildings of the temple. 2 And
Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things?
Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that
shall not be thrown down.”
So the Lord
is saying that all the building that they see will be destroyed, and
dismantled. Obviously the disciples were blown away at His statement,
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us,
when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the
end of the age?”
Naturally the next
question is "When?" and "What are the signs of the End Of The
The End Of The
Age...when it all winds down, or ramps up depending on your point of view...and
here is Jesus first and crucial statement. 4 And Jesus answered and said
to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
Last week we had two protest
marches on WashingtonDC. The first was from the liberal womens side.
In watching the interviews of
these women, who are identified by their pink cat eared (cat ears symbolizing a
'pussy') hats, the women cannot really say what they are protesting against.
Usually when you protest, you
have something you protest against. In my day it was the Viet Nam war. Then we had women protest by burning their bras.
It was a sexual protest against lack of birth control which morphed onto the
Rowe v. Wade abortion law.
We've killed over 50 million
babies since. But I digress.
The second protest this week
was more of a march. It was the Right To Life March
'Life is winning': Pence fired up March for
"Life is winning in America
and today is a celebration in that progress," Pence said at the WashingtonMonument, before the
march stepped off just after noon.
"We’ve come to a historic moment in the cause of life and we must approach
it with with compassion for every American. Life is winning in America
because of you.
"Let this movement be known for love," he added to thunderous
applause. "Not anger. For compassion. Not confrontation."
The 43rd annual event was the third major event in the nation’s capital
this week, and drew activists from around the country. There was no immediate
estimate of the crowd size.
In addition to Pence, speakers included key adviser to President Trump
Kellyanne Conway, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and
Participants told Fox News getting to the event was a must.
“There is no more important issue for me," said Amanda Fowley, 33,
who traveled with her husband from Rhode Island
and has attended every year since she was 13.
And the liberal Snowflakes say:
Now you'd think that all this anger and
bitterness would be divisive to our nation as a whole.
You are right.
There has been so much going on this week
that its almost impossible for me to keep up with it, and to live my own life.
Its a tsunami of kept campaign promises.
You cant read an article from
the press about the issue with Mexico and the Wall where the United States and specifically President Trump comes off as a bully
The media portrays the people
who voted for Trump and agree with him that we need to protect our southern
border, as cowards who are anti-Mexico, anti-trade and anti-human.
Typical media set up.
Make something that is
important to law abiding folk out to be irrational and ridiculous.
Lets look at this wall for a
minute and specifically what it represents to the US citizens.
First of all the President of
Mexico is in trouble in his country.
Unemployment is rampant,
rising gas prices have actually caused riots and then there's the ongoing drug
war. When you combine that with the Mexican political system of looking out for
the wealthy and screwing over the poor you get a brew of shit. Mexico is as messed up as it gets.
Now, stir in some
"Mexican Pride", and that's a recipe for trouble. Ec=xpect the media
to sling that mud.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he rejects and condemns U.S.
President Trump's plan to immediately begin construction of a wall along
the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a televised address Wednesday night, Peña Nieto said Mexico
"does not believe in walls." His voice rising, Peña
Nieto repeated his promise that Mexico
"will not pay" for construction of a border barrier.
Peña Nieto is facing considerable pressure from other Mexican leaders to
boycott a planned meeting with Trump in Washington
On Wednesday, Trump directed the Department of Homeland
Security to begin building a wall along stretches of the southern
border where a barrier does not already exist.
In what political analysts and many Mexicans viewed
as a stinging insult , the order came the same day that Mexico’s
foreign secretary, Luis Videgaray, arrived in Washington for talks with White
House officials on trade and other issues ahead of Peña Nieto’s
In his address, Peña Nieto didn't say whether he planned to
attend the meeting, saying he would make that decision after consulting with
Videgaray and the delegation of officials currently in Washington.
Peña Nieto, who has repeatedly called for dialogue with Trump, left a
door open for attending the meeting, saying he feels a
"responsibility to defend and take care of the interests of Mexico
"It is my duty to address the problems and to face the
challenges," he said.
Dozens of Mexican leaders have called on Peña Nieto to cancel his trip,
saying Trump's bold actions on the border wall prove he is not interested in
Ricardo Anaya, president of the opposition National Action Party, or PAN,
said the timing of Trump's announcement just before Peña
Nieto's visit to the U.S.
"is an insult."
"There are no conditions for a meeting with Trump," he said.
From that purveyor of
conservative thought (sarcasm mine), USA Today says:
PHOENIX — President
Trump on Wednesday signed executive actions ordering construction of a border wall with Mexico, and ramping up
deportations, fulfilling two of his signature campaign promises.
Within hours, Mexico’s
president, Enrique Peña Nieto, abruptly canceled a meeting with Trump scheduled
for Tuesday after reiterating there was no way that Mexico
will pay for the wall, despite Trump's vow to the contrary.
Trump’s executive orders have sparked protests in the United
States and in Mexico.
Here are four reasons why Mexicans hate Trump’s border wall.
1. A fence is not the same as a wall
the United States
share a border that is nearly 2,000 miles long. Until recently, a wall existed
along several parts of the border, including Nogales.
The old wall was built from military-surplus metal landing mats and was
easy to cut through. It also was easy to climb over. In 2011, construction
crews ripped out the old, rusting landing mats and replaced them with
bollard-style fencing. The new fencing is higher, and is capped by a 5-foot
south-facing metal sheet, making it more difficult to climb over. It also
extends 5 feet into the ground, making it harder to burrow under.
Border Patrol agents prefer the new fencing. It allows agents to see what
is happening on the other side, making it harder for smugglers to hide. It also
reduces the chances of agents being hit by "rock throwers," a common
President Trump signs an executive order to start the Mexico
border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington
on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images)
The see-through fencing also was welcomed by Mexicans. It restored the
feeling that Mexico
and the United States
are neighbors, not enemies. That is why there was not the same outcry when the U.S.
completed 720 miles of new fencing along the border in 2011, says Marco Lopez.
He was mayor of Nogales, Ariz.,
from 2001 to 2003 and chief of staff of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, from January
2009 to September 2011 when the fencing was being installed.
"It was not as offensive," he said.
Trump's border-wall plan sends the opposite message. After all, nothing
says "stay out" better than a wall.
2. It reminds Mexicans they lost half of their country to the U.S.
Americans often forget that a large part of the United
States once belonged to Mexico.
But most Mexicans are keenly aware that the United
States, eager to expand West, invaded
and the two countries fought a war from 1846 to 1848.
When it was over, Mexico
lost half its territory to the United
States, including the present-day
states of California,
Arizona, and parts
of Colorado, Wyoming
and New Mexico. The
war followed the U.S.
annexation of Texas.
"I don't think Mexicans wake up every morning and think about
that," said Francisco Lara-Valencia, a Mexico-born professor at ArizonaStateUniversity's
School of Transborder
Still, he sees evidence that Trump's plan to wall off the entire border
is stirring nationalist feelings in Mexico, which led to Peña Nieto's decision
Thursday to cancel his meeting next week with Trump. "Obviously, there is a strong nationalist sentiment among many
Mexicans, and (Trump's executive order to begin building a border wall) simply
reminds Mexicans of the complicated relations that Mexico has had with the
U.S., including the war ... and the many other tensions" since then.
3. It's a slap in the face to Mexicans working in the U.S.
Peek inside the kitchen of almost any restaurant in America,
no matter what type of food is being served, and you probably will find
Mexicans, along with Central Americans, doing much of the cooking and cleaning.
Every restaurant in America
would "shut down" if the U.S.
deported them all, chef and television personality Anthony
Bourdain has said. The same would happen to the U.S.
agriculture industry, Darin Dykstra, owner of a 3,000-cow dairy farm in
northwest Iowa, said
in a 2015 interview. "Americans just don't want to do the work," he said. "If
you are going to take the labor supply away in agriculture, dairy particularly,
it's going to fall apart."
Which is why Mexican workers such as Rosalva Hernandez feel insulted when
Trump talks about building a border wall. The Mexican immigrant, who came
illegally but is now a legal resident, has milked cows on a dairy farm in
northwest Iowa for
more than 13 years. She has had teeth kicked out and a finger broken while
"When I started working here, a year after, I got pregnant,"
Hernandez said. "I worked my nine entire months in here ... doing
everything. In the middle of the night, next day, I had my baby. Twenty days
later, I was back at work. Who would do that? No one."
As for Trump and anyone else who thinks Mexicans are bad, "they are
not bad," she said, adding, "And I bet they cannot come in here and
do one hour milking cows."
4. It implies only Mexico
has benefited from trade agreements
While some Americans complain about Mexican immigrants importing their
language and culture to the U.S.,
Mexicans often lament the same about the United
States' influence in their country. In the two decades since the signing of the North American Free Trade
Agreement, or NAFTA, American businesses have proliferated in Mexico.
There are now
at least 402 McDonald's restaurants in Mexico,
according to data collected by the Guardian. Need a Starbucks fix?
Mexico now has more than 500 stores, according to the company's website. More
than 4 million Mexicans shop daily at Walmart, which in December announced
plans to invest $1.3 billion to build more stores in Mexico,
to Fox News.
To Mexicans, however, Trump's border wall implies the United States has
not benefited from NAFTA, said Lopez, who now runs a consulting firm,
Intermestic Partners, that helps American businesses invest in Mexico and vice
versa. In reality, 14 million jobs in the United
States are tied to trade, commerce
and investment with Mexico,
including about 110,000 jobs in Arizona,
"That is the biggest frustration" Lopez hears when he travels
"When they see the wall," Lopez said, "it implies that there is
no benefit or that there is no positive impact from their relationship with
their southern neighbor."
Ok so if you read this
article you'll come to the conclusion that our protection is just in our minds.
You'll see that Mexicans are
just doing us a favor by doing the crap jobs that "American gringos"
wont do. We've heard this for years.
It has been said that Joesph
Goebbels, Adolf Hitlers Propaganda Minister said "that if you repeat a lie
often enough, it becomes truth."
Sadly that has a ring of truth
in it. Just look at the slogans the liberal Progressives use.
Now I'd like to offer Mexican
President Enrique Peña Nieto some advice.
First of all, pick your
battles carefully. If you decide to do battle with President Trump on this
issue you will lose. The people who voted Trump into office have emphatically
stated they want border protection. We want to know who is coming into our
country and we want the troublemakers kicked out. We want to have better
protection against drugs being smuggled into our land. So if you cannot see
that, we as a people say, fuck you.
We the people will not buy
any goods from Mexico, your produce will rot as its being searched. Your people will cry out
as they are being searched, the trucks and rail cars will sit idle as they are
scanned for drugs or illegal immigrants.
So who loses here? Your
Mexican Pride? Your people? The only winners here are the media, who will be
more than happy to throw copious amounts of gas on this fire.
Now, IF you would accept that
this is what we want, and say to President Trump "You know, maybe you are
right. We DO need a wall, so let US help you build it." I guarantee you
that you will find the American people to be behind this effort.
Who would win then? Your
Pride? Your people? Your economy?
All of us.
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