Thursday, January 16, 2020

Video LAUGHING DEMS: Mitch McConnell BLASTS Democrats On Laughing About President Trump Impeachment

Speaker Pelosi hands out gold souvenir pens blazed with her signature and poises with colleague’s and holds a press conference chortling the impeachment of President Trump..

President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony of an Agreement Between the U.S. and China

President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony of an Agreement between the United States and China

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where's ALL of Money US sent to IRAN?

Praying Medic has an interesting thread asking the question, "Where's the rest of the $1.3b sent to Iran?

A challenge for researchers concerning the Iran Deal:

The Wall Street Journal broke a story in August of 2016 about $400 million that was flown to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane as part of the Iran deal.

The total payment the Treasury Department made in January of 2016 was $1.7 billion.

The payment was, according to a Treasury Department spokesperson wired to Central banks in Switzerland and the Netherlands in payments of $99.99 million each.

US paid Iran $1.3B two days after $400M cash transfer
👉https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent-two-more-planeloads-of-cash-to-iran-after-initial-payment-1473208256

The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in…
👉https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-paid-iran-1-3b-two-days-after-400m-cash-transfer

The Wall Street Journal first reported (in August of 2016) that $400 million of the $1.7 billion was withdrawn in Geneva as Swiss francs, euros, and other currencies, then stacked on pallets and flown to Iran.

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
The U.S. secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and…
👉https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent-cash-to-iran-as-americans-were-freed-1470181874?mod=article_inline

Everyone claims the remaining $1.3 billion was also sent to Iran, but there is no evidence to corroborate that claim.
I've been digging for days and I haven't found a single news story reporting on what happened to the other $1.3 billion.
Zip.
Zilch.
Nada.
If you can find a reliable news story with details about what happened to the $1.3 billion that was not flown in the airlift to Iran (details about where it went and how it got there) please send me a link to the article.

Happy hunting!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

AZ Congress Biggs Statement ON Resolution to Tie Presidents Hands on Iran Hostilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 83, regarding American engagement in hostilities in or against Iran. Congressman Biggs, Co-Chairman of the War Powers Caucus, voted against the resolution and issued the following statement:

“House Democrats have commenced 2020 the same way they ended 2019: harassing President Trump’s actions as Commander in Chief. I believe the January 3 airstrike, which was the impetus for today’s resolution, was fully justified; and I applaud President Trump for eliminating two dangerous terrorists. Article II of the U.S. Constitution assigns the President the role of “Commander in Chief,” thereby granting him the authority to act in imminent, emergency circumstances. Additionally, Congress passed an authorization for the use of military force in 2002 that allows our nation’s armed forces to engage hostile entities seeking to undermine the stability of Iraq. Further, H. Con. Res. 83 is a non-binding resolution, which does nothing constructive for the situation at hand.

“I do not want the United States embroiled in a war with Iran. Such a conflict would place American lives at risk and would likely not be in our nation’s long-term strategic interest. I am confident President Trump does not want this outcome either: in the immediate wake of the airstrike and in subsequent communications, the President has repeatedly emphasized that the January 3 event was a limited, defensive action. He has also frequently indicated his intention to disengage from the “endless wars” in the Middle East.

“However, should the threat of a larger conflict in the region arise in the future, it would then be Congress’s constitutional responsibility to debate and potentially authorize any further action. There is a time and place for this, though – and today’s vote, embroiled in political animus towards the President, is not the appropriate vehicle. Members of the bipartisan War Powers Caucus want to restore congressional authority on the use-of-military force and are prepared to lead future discussions on returning to these constitutional boundaries.”
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 Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.
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AUDIO WAR ROOM with Stephen K. Bannon, Jason Miller, and Raheem Kassam

Stephen K. Bannon, Jason Miller, and Raheem Kassam are joined by CNN National Security Analyst ans author of the new book Trump and His Generals Peter Bergen.

The four discuss the War Powers Act and the debate ensuing after Trump’s strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, as well as Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment stall, and the implications of the Harry and Meghan split with the Royal Family.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Governor Ducey Has Approved More Refugees to be Resettled in Arizona

Image result for doug duceyDucey is one of 17 REPUBLICAN Governors who has asked the Trump Administration to continue resettling refugees in our state. The cost to you the taxpayer is $80,000.00 per refugee. You may make your voice opinion HERE by e-mail or by phone (602) 542-4331

Via Breitbart: For Fiscal Year 2020, President Donald Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees can be resettled in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach.

“Coupled with the refugee reduction, Trump signed an executive order that gives localities, counties, and states veto power over whether they want to resettle refugees in their communities”.
To date, these Republican governors in 17 states have asked the Trump administration to continue resettling refugees in their states:
  • Mike DeWine of Ohio
  • Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas
  • Kim Reynolds of Iowa
  • Charlie Baker of Massachusetts
  • Gary Herbert of Utah
  • Doug Burgum of North Dakota
  • Chris Sununu of New Hampshire
  • Doug Ducey of Arizona
  • Eric Holcomb of Indiana
  • Bill Lee of Tennessee
  • Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma
  • Pete Ricketts of Nebraska
Already, in red states, governors are facing backlash from constituents who oppose bringing more immigration to their local towns, communities, and neighborhoods, as they often are forced to offset the costs of public services and welfare.
The federally mandated refugee resettlement program has brought more than 718,000 refugees to the U.S. since January 2008 — a group larger than the entire state population of Wyoming, which has 577,000 residents. In the last decade, about 73,000 refugees have been resettled in California, 71,500 resettled in Texas, nearly 43,000 resettled in New York, and more than 36,000 resettled in Michigan.
Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers. More
Feb 5, 2018 - There are some 18 federal and state programs refugees can tap for ... Included in that are enormous refugee resettlement costs such as $867 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Monday, December 23, 2019

Wishing ALL A Wonderful Hanukkah

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah (also called a Chanukiah/Hanukiah), one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎‎, "attendant") and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.[1] Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.[2]
The name "Hanukkah" derives from the Hebrew verb "חנך", meaning "to dedicate". On Hanukkah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple.[3][4] Many homiletical explanations have been given for the name:[5]
·       The name can be broken down into חנו כ"ה, "[they] rested [on the] twenty-fifth", referring to the fact that the Jews ceased fighting on the 25th day of Kislev, the day on which the holiday begins.[6]
·       חנוכה (Hanukkah) is also the Hebrew acronym for ח נרות והלכה כבית הלל — "Eight candles, and the halakha is like the House of Hillel". This is a reference to the disagreement between two rabbinical schools of thought — the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai — on the proper order in which to light the Hanukkah flames. Shammai opined that eight candles should be lit on the first night, seven on the second night, and so on down to one on the last night (because the miracle was greatest on the first day). Hillel argued in favor of starting with one candle and lighting an additional one every night, up to eight on the eighth night (because the miracle grew in greatness each day). Jewish law adopted the position of Hillel.[7]
·       Traditional view[edit]
·       When the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted and services stopped, Judaism was outlawed. In 167 BC Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He banned brit milah (circumcision) and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple .[23]
·       Antiochus's actions provoked a large-scale revoltMattathias (Mattityahu), a Jewish priest, and his five sons JochananSimeonEleazarJonathan, and Judah led a rebellion against Antiochus starting with Mattathias killing first a Jew who wanted to comply with Antiochus's order to sacrifice to Zeus and then a Greek official who was to enforce the government's behest (1 Mac. 2, 24-25[24]). Judah became known as Yehuda HaMakabi ("Judah the Hammer"). By 166 BC Mattathias had died, and Judah took his place as leader. By 165 BC the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid monarchy was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated. The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to celebrate this event.[25] Judah ordered the Temple to be cleansed, a new altar to be built in place of the polluted one and new holy vessels to be made. According to the Talmud, unadulterated and undefiled pure olive oil with the seal of the kohen gadol (high priest) was needed for the menorah in the Temple, which was required to burn throughout the night every night. The story goes that one flask was found with only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah. An eight-day festival was declared by the Jewish sages to commemorate this miracle.
·       The version of the story in 1 Maccabees states that an eight-day celebration of songs and sacrifices was proclaimed upon re-dedication of the altar, and makes no specific mention of the miracle of the oil.[26]
·       Academic sources[edit]  
·     US Navy personnel light candles on Hanukkah
·       Some modern scholars argue that the king was intervening in an internal civil war between the Maccabean Jews and the Hellenized Jews in Jerusalem.[27][28][29][30]
·       These competed violently over who would be the High Priest, with traditionalists with Hebrew/Aramaic names like Onias contesting with Hellenizing High Priests with Greek names like Jason and Menelaus.[31] In particular Jason's Hellenistic reforms would prove to be a decisive factor leading to eventual conflict within the ranks of Judaism.[32] Other authors point to possible socioeconomic reasons in addition to the religious reasons behind the civil war.[33]
·       What began in many respects as a civil war escalated when the Hellenistic kingdom of Syria sided with the Hellenizing Jews in their conflict with the traditionalists.[34] As the conflict escalated, Antiochus took the side of the Hellenizers by prohibiting the religious practices the traditionalists had rallied around. This may explain why the king, in a total departure from Seleucid practice in all other places and times, banned a traditional religion.[35]
·       The miracle of the oil is widely regarded as a legend and its authenticity has been questioned since the Middle Ages.[36] However, by virtue of the famous question Rabbi Yosef Karo posed concerning why Hanukah is celebrated for eight days when the miracle was only for seven days (since there was enough oil for one day), it was clear that he believed it was a historical event, and this belief has been adopted by most of Orthodox Judaism, in as much as Rabbi Karo's Shulchan Aruch is a main Code of Jewish Law.


Wishing You and Yours A Very Merry Christmas


Friday, December 20, 2019

Pelosi Invites President Trump to Deliver State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020

The invitation comes just days after the House impeached Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The timing means Trump could deliver the annual address as the Senate presides over his impeachment trial. More
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