National Debt Is An ‘Economic Threat’ To The US

By Mac Slavo – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

In an incredibly obvious statement, National Security Advisor John Bolton has declared the high level of national debt an “economic threat” to the United States. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past ten years, you know that statement is not only true but obvious.

Bolton claimed that the national debt is a big problem and tackling it requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending, while most other economic experts say entitlement spending is the biggest concern. According to Bloomberg, Bolton was quoted as saying: “It is a fact that when your national debt gets to the level ours is, that it constitutes an economic threat to the society. And that kind of threat ultimately has a national security consequence for it.”

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Climate Change is Killing Us

By Allan Chatenay – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

(sent via email 21-Oct-2017)

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister McKenna; Canada has a problem.

Climate Change is Killing Us.

Or more precisely, your view of climate change is killing us.

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Strategic minerals – Our next energy and security crisis?

By Paul Driessen – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

Foreword:

America has had its share of oil-centered energy problems and disruptions. Now it faces potential renewable energy and high technology crises, because of its heavy reliance on imports of the rare earth and other strategic minerals that are the essential building blocks for wind turbines, solar panels, computers, smart phones, medical diagnostic devices, night vision goggles, GPS and communication systems, long-life batteries and countless other applications.

The White House and Trump Administration recently launched initiatives designed to ensure access to up-to-date information on potential US and other alternative sources – and to finding safe and environmentally sound ways to find, mine, reprocess and recycle critical minerals. The goal is to emphasize sources that are less likely to come from unfriendly nations, less likely to face disruption … especially from domestic mining.

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Truthbomb from Rasmussen…

More Americans Want Hillary Indicted Than Elected

By Dean Garrison – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

According to WikiPediaRasmussen Reports is an American polling company, founded in 2003.[2] The company engages in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information. Rasmussen Reports conducts nightly tracking, at national and state levels, of elections, politics, current events, consumer confidence, business topics, and the president’s job approval ratings.

It may also be one of the few remaining semi-honest polling companies in America.

On October 18th and 19th Rasmussen conducted a poll regarding the controversial decision by the FBI to press no charges against Hillary Clinton… despite her obvious disregard for the law and national security, by using her own private email server to conduct state business.

The results will shock few of you, but it might shock some of the useful idiots… IF we could ever get this information into their hands AND get them to comprehend the significance. That’s a very tall order. Good luck on that.

With that said, this summary of the Rasmussen poll, gives Americans more truth than any of those proven fake CNN or Reuters polls:

Over half of American voters surveyed in a recent poll disagree with the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her emails scandal.

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Muslim Refugee Moratorium

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

One reader reminded me of the terrific positive effect on the US Economy of the couple of hundred years of the US allowing immigrants into the country. He is absolutely right!

In recent articles, mostly re-blogs, US-Issues.com has called for a halt (or at least a slowing) of the importation by our government of so called refugees from Muslim countries, most publicized in the media from Syria.

President Obama has bragged about bringing in his 10,000th Syrian refugee (how many Muslims in all?), and federal judges have ruled that individual states cannot prevent settlement with their borders. President Obama even has imported foreign Muslim Imams to teach the refugees proper Sharia!

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“Top Secret” Abuse

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The US has a system of classification of documents for national security purposes. Many other countries also protect sensitive material.

While there are numerous cases where protecting the actual contents of a document ( as opposed to a summary), the classification process likely has been abused to include information which could be embarrassing to Americans both inside and out of government and which could affect US relations with other countries. A good example of the latter might be the suppressed pages of the 9-11 Commission Report, which it is said suggests Saudi Arabian government aid to the terrorists.

So far as I can tell, there is no penalty for abusing the classification process. I think that needs to change.

We need a law – possibly a Constitutional Amendment – which requires our government officials to release all documents except those which the official is willing to Certify requires classification. Falsely Certifying a document would carry a penalty, which might include a fine, loss of government office, prison, or a prosecution for treason, with no Statute of Limitation protection for previous offenses.

A Tribunal, as free as possible from political influence, should be set up to review all currently classified documents. Their task would be to review every single document currently classified, and to order the release of all documents not requiring (or no longer requiring) classification. They also would order appropriate prosecution of government officials who have abused the classification system for any individual or group of documents.

Separately, the Freedom of Information laws would be extended to include classified documents. FOI requests would cause the Tribunal to review appropriate classified documents immediately – even if previously reviewed – under the same terms as with their regular review.

And, as any new document is proposed for classification, first the Tribunal would review it.

It is high time for Americans to exercise control over our employees – government officials – by restricting their ability to hide embarrassing information.

ACTION ITEM:

  • Create a Tribunal to review all current and proposed classified documents
  • Give Tribunal authority to release documents and to order prosecution of classification abusers

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Below is a recent article relating to possible classification abuse relating to the 9-11 Commission report.

By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From http://www.EagleRising.com

Former Florida Senator appeared on 60 Minutes recently and dropped a bombshell concerning the Islamic jihad attacks on 9/11. He said what many of us have said all along and that is that the 19 Saudi hijackers had “support from within the US.”

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham, who was also chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence appeared on 60 Minutes and dropped this bombshell on the American people:

I think it’s implausible to believe that 19 people, most of whom didn’t speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many didn’t have a high school education, could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the United States,” said Graham.

For many, they have questioned those of us who have questioned certain aspects of the official story of the 9/11 Report as conspiracy theorists. Yet, the reality is that now Graham is confirming that.

I also believe the 28 pages that have yet to be releasedfrom the 9/11 Report, would also change a bit of the narrative in the public’s eye.

CBS reports:

Graham and his Joint Inquiry co-chair in the House, former Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) — who went on to be director of the CIA — say the 28 pages were excised from their report by the Bush Administration in the interest of national security. Graham wouldn’t discuss the classified contents, but says the 28 pages outline a network of people he believes supported hijackers in the U.S. He tells Kroft he believes the hijackers were “substantially” supported by Saudi Arabia. Asked if the support was from government, rich people or charities, the former senator replies, “all of the above.”


Graham and others think the reason for classifying the pages was to protect the U.S. relationship with ally Saudi Arabia.

In addition to Graham and Goss, Kroft also speaks to former 9/11 Commission members U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey and former Navy Secretary John Lehman; lawyers for family members of attack victims suing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and to Tim Roemer, former Democratic U.S. Representative from Indiana who was the only person to serve on both Congress’ Joint Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission. All of the former U.S. officials have read the redacted pages. Roemer says it’s time to let everyone know what’s in the top secret documents.

“Look, the Saudis have even said they’re for declassifying it. We should declassify it,” he tells Kroft. “Is it sensitive…a bit of a can of worms or some snakes crawling out of there? Yes,” says Roemer.

The Free Thought Project adds:

remember-9-11This information being aired on mainstream television is nothing short of historical and is a bombshell to those seeking the truth. For over a decade, the families of the victims have demanded the full story on what happened and have only been met with ridicule and closed doors.

Even the 911 commission was railroaded. Not only were the commissioners given extremely limited funds to conduct their investigation, but they were also met with dead ends in almost every direction.

For starters, only $15 million was given to investigate 9/11. Compare that to the over $60 million that was spent investigating Clinton’s affairs with Monica and the travesty becomes greater. This was the largest act of murder in recent US history, and more money was spent investigating a philandering president!

Also, Senator Max Cleland, who resigned from the 9/11 Commission after calling it a “national scandal,” stated in a 2003 PBS interview,

“I’m saying that’s deliberate. I am saying that the delay in relating this information to the American public out of a hearing… series of hearings, that several members of Congress knew eight or ten months ago, including Bob Graham and others, that was deliberately slow walked… the 9/11 Commission was deliberately slow walked, because the Administration’s policy was, and its priority was, we’re gonna take Saddam Hussein out.”

In 2006, the Washington Post reported that several members of the 9/11 Commission suspected deception on the part of the Pentagon. As reported,

“Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.”

The truth is that we were not given the whole story from the Bush administration, and we aren’t being given the whole story from the Obama administration. Whatever is in the 28 pages that have yet to be release, we can be assured that our government doesn’t want us to know.

While I am not one that does not think Islamists didn’t have anything to do with 9/11, the fact remains that there are countless questions as to what occurred that day. Perhaps if we can get the documents released, it may cause an outrage, since we have been driven to war against Afghanistan and Iraq over these attacks, and yet, we have failed to follow the Constitution regarding a declaration of war, as well as infringing on the rights of law abiding Americans.

End Energy Intervention

By Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren – Re-Blogged From http://www.downsizinggovernment.org

Large-scale federal intervention into America’s energy markets began in the 1930s and lasted for four decades. Many rules were imposed to control prices, restrict imports, and distort markets in various other ways. The shortcomings of this heavy regulatory climate became apparent during the energy crises of the 1970s, prompting policymakers to reverse course and begin deregulating oil, natural gas, and coal markets.

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