Daily Archives: October 11, 2015

EPA spends millions on military-style weapons

EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

By Kellan Howell – The Washington Times


The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.

Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.

“Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author of the report.

“Our report discovered that when the EPA comes knocking they are armed with a thousand lawyers, arrest/criminal data, credit, business and property histories, plus a ‘Special Agent’ with the latest in weaponry and technology,” Mr. Andrzejewski added.

The agency spends nearly $75 million each year for criminal enforcement, including money for a small militia of 200 “special agents” charged with fighting environmental crime.

Congress granted police powers to the EPA in 1988, during the Reagan administration.

The special agent “enforces the nation’s laws by investigating cases, collecting evidence, conducting forensic analyses and providing legal guidance to assist in the prosecution of criminal conduct that threatens people’s health and the environment,” according to the EPA’s website.

The EPA estimates that each Special Agent costs taxpayers $216,000 per year in salary, travel, equipment, training and other expenses, according to the report.

The EPA’s military weapons spending is just one example of the agency’s questionable purchases highlighted in the 40-page report.

Open the Books, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group based in Illinois, scanned tens of thousands of the agency’s spending contracts totaling more than $93 billion from 2000 to 2014.

Among the findings were hundreds of millions of dollars on high-end office furnishings, sports equipment and “environmental justice” grants to raise awareness of global warming.

The report also reveals that seven of 10 EPA employees make more than $100,000 a year and more than 12,000 of its 16,000 employees were given bonuses last year despite budget cuts.

The EPA also employs more than 1,000 attorneys, making it one of the largest law firms in the country.

The agency also sent over $50 million since 2000 to international organizations, including groups in Mexico and China.

Nevada emerges as key GOP battleground


LAS VEGAS (CNN) —Long before Donald Trump swept in and upended the GOP race for president, the teams of Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz were building the kind of ground game here that it takes to win in a state where just 7% of GOP voters turned out to caucus in 2012.

Unlike Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, there is no reliable polling here, in part because so few people could show up. The campaigns do not have a reliable list of caucus-goers from 2008 and 2012, because the state party did not maintain that data in a fashion that they could use. And unlike Iowa — which has long been the first-in-the-nation caucus — very few Republican voters here are familiar with the basic drill of what a caucus entails.

The bottom line? No one has any idea how many voters will turn out in Nevada on February 20, and that makes it anyone’s game to win.

In that sense, Nevada offers a key test next year of whether an untraditional candidate like Trump can muster the kind of organizational strength that more establishment campaigns like Bush and Rubio are bringing to bear.

‘This is a movement’

“This is a movement,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd inside the Mystere Theater at the Treasure Island casino on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday. “This is a movement to take our country back.”

But any longtime political hand in Nevada will say that it will take a lot more than a movement to win in the Silver State. And that is the emerging test here for Trump’s team here: whether they can channel the energy for his candidacy into a reliable turnout organization of volunteers.

“It’s happening; I’m on Team Trump,” said A.J. Maimborg, who previously caucused for Ron Paul and is now volunteering to train caucus-goers for Trump. “We’re having a lot more meetings now; we’re getting together to get the organization done, and we get more supporters every day.”

Maimborg, who was at the Trump rally wearing a black “Trump 2016. Build the Wall” T-shirt, said she ruled out Rand Paul — once thought to be a serious contender here — because “he’s not his father” and “he flip-flops too much.”

She ruled out Bush, because “we don’t need another Bush,” and ruled out Rubio because she didn’t like what she read about him and doesn’t think he’s up for the job.

“I was a Republican for years and I got tired of both parties, so I went to the American Independent Party. Donald Trump brought me back as a Republican,” said Maimborg, adding that she likes him “because he can’t be bought.”

That energy for Trump — and for Ben Carson, who was most often named by voters as their second choice at Trump’s rally here Thursday — has raised the stakes in Nevada for Rubio and Bush, who both hoped Nevada would serve as a firewall that could create momentum for their candidacies before they faced off in their home state of Florida.

After less than 33,000 of the state’s 400,000 GOP voters showed up to caucus in 2012, allies of Bush had hoped the state’s leaders would agree to switch from a caucus to a primary to ensure greater participation. But the legislature adjourned without taking that step earlier this year. So Bush’s team, headed by Nevada-based strategist Ryan Erwin, who led Mitt Romney’s successful efforts here in 2008 and 2012, is engaged in a labor intensive effort to train potential caucus goers nearly every other day.

The hope through those trainings, he said, is to “remove the fear of the unknown” in the caucus process.

“We are well organized. We understand what it takes to win, and we are keeping our head down and focused on the task at hand,” Erwin said. “A caucus is, by its nature, is a clunky process and difficult to understand — it’s not what people are used to doing,” said Erwin, noting that Nevada voters are used to the ease of being able to cast ballots early at their grocery store.

He noted that Nevada also has a disproportionately high number of people that work off-hour shifts: “It’s a different commitment than a primary or a general election vote and it takes longer.”

Courting party leaders

To help round up and organize those core Republican voters, both Bush’s team and Rubio’s have worked assiduously to notch endorsements of party leaders here.

Bush won the support of Nevada U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, and has played up his potential to do well among the sizable population of Hispanic voters here in the general election, because of his more welcoming tone on immigration. (Though Nevada is often referred to as the first Latino primary, there is little evidence to suggest that many Hispanic voters will turn out to caucus for Republicans in February.)

Rubio, who began a three-day swing here Thursday night in Summerlin, has played up his Nevada roots after spending time here as a youth. He has also made strong entreaties to the Mormon community here, which helped deliver the state twice to Romney. The Florida senator also recently landed the support of Scott Walker’s Nevada campaign chairman, former Nevada Gov. Bob List.

Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, Rubio’s campaign chairman in the state, pointed to that pickup as another good sign for the Florida Senator as he rises in national polls.

“We’re really seeing a lot of momentum here in Nevada for Senator Rubio,” Hutchison said. “People just see him as a next-generation leader. … One thing that you’re seeing is that a lot of people who saw Governor Walker as attractive are now are moving their allegiance and their resources over to our effort.”

While Paul was viewed as a strong contender earlier this year, because it was assumed that he would inherit the organization of his father, Ron Paul — the elder Paul’s support has splintered among the many candidates in the GOP field.

One of the beneficiaries of that splintering has been Carson, who has not campaigned as much here as Bush and Rubio, but is, by all accounts, building a strong ground organization.

Jimmy Stracner, the former state director for the Republican National Committee, shrugged off the endorsement battle between Bush and Rubio for the top names: “It’s not surprising that the political class has gone with Rubio and Bush,” he said.

“This is not a race for endorsements. Dr. Carson is not part of the political class,” Stracner said. “He’s said from day one he’s not going to lick the boots of billionaires… People are truly inspired by him, meaning we have the ability to pull in people who have never caucused before.”

With so much interest in the race, the caucus experience may be a first-time experiment for many Republicans in Nevada, and the state may ultimately be won not with momentum, but by the campaign who shows the kind of relentless follow-through needed to turn them out.

Judicial Watch Verifies ISIS Terrorists Have Entered The United States Across Mexican Border



Everything that we fear and expect might be occurring along the wide-open porous southern border seems to be being born out as taking place. Instead of a true Homeland Security Department we have an agency which is charged with the importation of foreigners of every description as long as they are non-Anglos, non-Caucasians. Even terrorists or terrorist sympathizers are welcome, as long as their skin isn’t white.

Security is part of DHS Secretary Johnson’s title, but it’s got nothing to do with the way he approaches his job. Subverting American law, nullifying the deportation and enforcement requirements through low-prioritizing and devoting financial and manpower resources to inducting, supporting, transporting and disseminating foreign imports is what he does.

Foreigner invaders can be terrorists or criminals, and they can even commit criminal acts in this country, as long as they have the right non-white DNA, they’re part of the fundamental transformation gene pool and the welcome mat is out.

Some of those new terrorist “population enhancements” were the subject of a Judicial Watch story released a year ago and another related one published today, in which they report having received official verification that Islamic terrorists have indeed penetrated the non-existent border with Mexico. Those reports were initially denied and ridiculed by some within the regime last October, those who don’t want the public aware of what they are really up to.

Judicial Watch has once again proven to be the big watchdogs keeping an eye on the government wolves for the American people. On Tuesday they reported on their website:

A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border.

Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers. The information comes from sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border who say the Special Interest Aliens (SIA) are being transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20.

Prior to that JW published a series of investigative articles citing high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources certifying that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in at least two Mexican border towns. In August, 2014 ISIS planned to attack the U.S. with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) from a camp in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies were all placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning the terrorist threat.

This past spring JW sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police inspector disclosed that ISIS is actually operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources told JW.

For the most part, government officials have refused to go on the record about these serious terrorist threats and in fact many have outright denied they exist or have tried silencing sources. For instance, a congressman (Beto O’Rourke) who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives telephoned area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW to break the ISIS in Juarez story.

This makes it refreshing to hear a high-level government official confirm what JW has been reporting for more than a year. During a visit to Laredo a few days ago the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Steven McCraw, answered a question from a member of the public who asked if any suspected ISIS terrorists had ever been apprehended on the Mexican border. A local news outlet published McCraw’s answer: “Individuals that come across the Texas/Mexican border from countries with a known terrorism presence and the answer to that is yes. We have individuals that we’ve needed to debrief in Pashto/Dari. Not a lot of Pashto and Dari speakers around. But you can’t think about the last attack; you have to think of the next attack and where our vulnerabilities are. So, we’re concerned about that.” Before becoming DPS director in 2009 McCraw was an FBI special agent in several large U.S. cities as well as a DPS narcotics agent and a Texas state trooper.

Source – Judicial Watch

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41 new sanctuary cities in just 4 months



The number of sanctuary cities has exploded since July, when the issue came into the national spotlight after a young woman was gunned down by an illegal criminal immigrant on a pier on San Francisco.

In July, there were 276 sanctuary cities and counties. Now there are 340, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies citing data from the Department of Homeland Security.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at CIS and author of the report, said the reckless actions of these cities and counties have resulted in the release of an average of 1,000 criminal aliens per month.

One violent illegal-alien offender who is now roaming U.S. streets because of a local sanctuary policy is Francisco Javier Chavez.



Francisco Chavez was released by a sanctuary county after alleged beating a 2-year-old girl.

In August 2015, Chavez was arrested for brutally beating the 2-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, breaking a leg and both of her arms. Chavez has a long rap sheet, including felony drug and drunken-driving convictions and a prior deportation. ICE issued a detainer, but the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released him anyway after he posted bail, even though California’s law would have permitted them to hold him.

According to an updated report prepared by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, for Congress, between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014, local sanctuaries released 9,295 alien offenders that ICE was seeking to deport. More than 600 people were released at least twice.

Out of these, 5,947, or 62 percent, of the criminal aliens had criminal histories or other public safety concerns even before the arrest that led to a detainer. And 58 percent of those with a prior history had felony charges or convictions; 37 percent had serious misdemeanor charges, and 5 percent had multiple prior misdemeanors.

“An alarming number – 2,320 – of the total number of released offenders were subsequently arrested within the time period studied for new crimes after they were released by the sanctuaries,” Vaughan wrote.

One of these is Victor Aureliano Hernandez Ramirez, one of two suspects in the brutal July 24 hammer attack against an elderly California woman. Together with an accomplice, he was charged with raping and then bludgeoning 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria, California. She died eight days later.


Victor Ramirez

Ramirez avoided deportation twice in 15 months. He had been arrested for battery in May 2014 and was in the custody of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff. ICE issued a detainer to begin the deportation process after the charges were resolved, but the sheriff did not comply, apparently in accordance with California’s state sanctuary law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2014.

“Our elected officials must not sit back and watch these sanctuary jurisdictions continue to release thousands of criminal aliens back into our communities in defiance of ICE efforts to deport them, and then witness the harm that inevitably ensues when these removable offenders strike again,” said Vaughan.

Sanctuary cities exploded onto front pages in July, when a Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was killed while walking with her father in San Francisco, and an illegal immigrant released by the county was charged with the shooting.

Vaughan said San Francisco ranked eighth worst on the list of offenders, releasing some 252 immigrants in 2014 that federal officials had asked be held.

ICE was not able to re-apprehend most of the offenders released by the sanctuaries. As of last year, 6,460 or 69 percent were still at large. Of those still at large, 1,377 or 20 percent had another criminal arrest following the one that resulted in the ICE detainer.

Of the 6,460 criminal aliens who were still at large during the time period studied, 3,802, or 58 percent, had prior felonies or violent misdemeanors.

New sanctuary listings

In July, CIS reported that ICE had identified 276 jurisdictions that, as of September 2014, had policies obstructing immigration enforcement, primarily policies to ignore ICE detainers. ICE updated this list in December 2014 to add another 41 jurisdictions that adopted sanctuary policies. They are:

  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Rio Arriba, New Mexico
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Douglas County, Nebraska
  • All New Mexico counties
  • Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia
  • Clayton County, Georgia

“These jurisdictions have been added to our map of sanctuaries. No jurisdictions were removed from the list by ICE,” Vaughan said.

View the interactive sanctuary cities map.

Vaughan said a DHS spokesperson confirmed to her on Oct. 5 that roughly 340 jurisdictions had adopted non-cooperation policies, but that some of those jurisdictions had recently revised their sanctuary policies to allow at least some cooperation with ICE.

“The spokesperson declined to provide either a list of the 340 total non-cooperative jurisdictions or a list of the ones that had allegedly improved their policies,” according to Vaughan.

Top offenders

ICE has identified the 20 jurisdictions with the most rejected detainers. The vast majority are in California.


Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany


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A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and it’s one that needs to be heard — or read.

Since the press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows.

A translation provided by the Right Scoop follows:

We will return to the topic of the migrants because I have another letter here regarding the effect of immigrants on the everyday flow of operations.

Eyewitness from a Munich hospital:

A friend in Prague has a friend, who, as a retired physician, had returned to work at a Munich area hospital where they needed an anaesthesiologist. I correspond with her and she forwarded me her email. Yesterday, at the hospital we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the hospitals.

Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we, women, are refusing to go among those animals, especially from Africa. Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.

Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we, in Europe, do not know how to treat them. If they receive a prescription in the pharmacy, they learn they have to pay cash. This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when it is about drugs for the children. They abandon the children with pharmacy staff with the words: “So, cure them here yourselves!” So the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but also large pharmacies.

Truly we said openly: Where are all those who had welcomed in front of TV cameras, with signs at train stations?! Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are already here and we will definitely not be able to get rid of them.

Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now it will be at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely unemployable. A bare minimum of them have any education. What is more, their women usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten is pregnant. Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants and little kids under six, many emaciated and neglected. If this continues and German re-opens its borders, I’m going home to the Czech Republic. Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even double the salary than at home. I went to Germany, not to Africa or the Middle East.

Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman, who for 800 Euros cleans every day for years, and then meets young men in the hallways who just wait with their hand outstretched, want everything for free, and when they don’t get it they throw a fit.

I really don’t need this! But I’m afraid that if I return, that at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their nature cannot handle this, there in Czechia it would be total chaos. Nobody who has not come in contact with them has no idea what kind of animals they are, especially the ones from Africa, and how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.

For now, the local hospital staff has not come down with the diseases they brought here, but, with so many hundreds of patients every day – this is just a question of time.

In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, which they had dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died in two days, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The physician had to undergo surgery and two nurses are laid up in the ICU. Nobody has been punished.

The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we know about it through email. What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed a doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurse’s face and so threatened her with infection? At a minimum he’d go straight to jail and later to court. With these people – so far, nothing has happened.

And so I ask, where are all those greeters and receivers from the train stations? Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their non-profits and looking forward to more trains and their next batch of cash from acting like greeters at the stations. If it were up to me I would round up all these greeters and bring them here first to our hospital’s emergency ward, as attendants. Then, into one building with the migrants so they can look after them there themselves, without armed police, without police dogs who today are in every hospital here in Bavaria, and without medical help.

It’s not the first story like this we’ve seen come out of Europe, as we reported here. Chances are, it won’t be the last. Here’s what’s even scarier. I have personally encountered some right here in the States who would call this a conspiracy theory…

Exit question: How long before we see things like this in the United States?

H/T: Right Scoop


Rappoport: if I were President, if you were


No, I’m not running. This is a hybrid article about something else. Call it fantasy, metaphor, excursion into the wild blue yonder. It’s as real or unreal as things are to you when you imagine them. Have you ever experienced, with full-bodied impact, a future that didn’t exist, a new day that hadn’t come yet? Have you ever fallen asleep and had a dream that was more real than waking life? If so, you qualify as a candidate for the Presidency…

Okay. Here we go.

Ahem. Let me start off by saying this a metaphysical article, because on that level I am already President of the United States…and if that sounds ridiculous…good. Let’s begin from the ridiculous, since that’s where this country is anyway.

With me so far? All right.

Second; my background. I’ve been working as an investigative reporter for 30 years, because it enables me to skewer what’s happening in the place called “Earth Reality.”

Earth Reality is a rather pathetic locale. Many things are taking place that shouldn’t be. I believe we can all agree on this.

I concur with Barack Obama on one issue. Executive Orders are a powerful instrument for change, and as President, I would employ them to the fullest.

For example, I would decree, on a day of my choosing, that all buildings and facilities of the FDA and the CDC shall be emptied of humans, after which those buildings would be thoroughly fumigated, and those agencies would cease, finally, to exist.

On this count alone, I think you should elect me as President.

To replace the FDA and the CDC, I would issue a new decree, establishing that “medical treatment” will forthwith be accomplished by voluntary private contract between “practitioner” and “client.”

Anyone can be a practitioner. There are no more licenses.

In these private contracts, clients agree to take responsibility for the outcome of treatment. There will be no law suits.

And no one can be forced to take a medical drug or vaccine.

Those steps will create a new burgeoning economy throughout the land.

Furthermore, the purported harm that may result from the ingestion of a drug or nutritional supplement is the responsibility of the patient or client. If you have doubts about a drug or vitamin, don’t take them. If you need information in order to make a choice, consult the many sources of research and advice that will spring up in the new economy.

Back to the metaphysical for a moment. Believe it or not, there are, in a real sense, alternative streams of time. Possible futures. Just as there are “what-could-have-been” pasts that never materialized, owing to a lack of imagination and courage.

In the time stream I inhabit, where I am already President, things are looking rosy. Quite so. Freedom is expanding at an astonishing clip. Onerous and criminal Globalist trade treaties have already been wiped off the map.

David Rockefeller, Zbiggie Brzezinski, and the inner core of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberger Group, and other such lunatic organizations are trying to make a go of several gas stations and tanning salons in Death Valley.

Of course, in Earth Reality, as President, I would do whatever it takes to cancel NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and all the other no-tariff treaties, in order to protect American businesses from predatory mega-corporations who have no allegiance beyond their bottom lines. My Executive Orders would probably bring about a Constitutional crisis. We’ve needed one of these for a long time. The Supremes would try to overrule me, the Congress would rise up like the pathetic losers they are, and I would step in and make my case directly to the American people.

I would tell them the Globalists have sacked and pillaged their country by closing down factories here and sending jobs overseas, where people work for a few pennies an hour. I would speak plainly. And often. Very often.

Eventually I would win. You would surely stand up and help me.

My Attorney General (not some schmuck) would be tasked with invading (with warrants) Monsanto facilities all over the country and making hundreds of arrests—on a charge of mass poisoning (Roundup). And the ensuing trials would be broadcast on the Net in full. Rest assured, my administration would find actual scientists (not paid-off slimeballs) to back our case, with something you may have heard of, called evidence.

These show trials would expose hundreds of instances of intentional scientific fraud, as well as prior government collusion with Monsanto (leading to more arrests).

Would we be having a little fun so far? I believe so.

Then on to the Federal Reserve. As you know, that’ll be a sizzler. Private banks parading as a federal agency? Inventing money out of thin air? Charging interest on it? Secretly regulating booms and busts? Bringing the faces of Fed Reserve bankers out in the open will result in a kind of negative-space Mt. Rushmore.

Back to metaphysics again. You see, there is a future in which we’ve already won. It’s sitting there like a cosmic plate of pancakes and butter and maple syrup on a kitchen table on a spring morning full of promise. Endless promise.

We just need to make a couple of turns in the road and go around a bend, and there it is.

How can I know all this? Because, like you, I’ve been involved in a few wonderful projects whose future fruition was tangible and palpable, as real as anything can be real—and then some faceless self-aggrandizing ego derailed them. Because he could. Because he was, say, the president of a college where I was working, and I had a fantastic—well, that’s another story for another time. But you get the point.

You can feel a better and freer future before it happens. You know it’s there. Because, and let’s all finally admit it, imagination creates reality. That’s not a New Age slogan. That’s the way the cosmos operates, and more importantly, that’s the way we operate, when we emerge from the shadows.

I’m not talking about a snap of the fingers and a rainbow appearing. I’m talking about dreams…and then making them fact in the world

I’m just warming up here. There are certainly other earth-Reality issues I can comment on, and probably will. Other issues on which I would, as President, take decisive action.

Such as: the federal funding of schools whose grossly illegal mission is the teaching of values, and the twisted little snipers who do the teaching. Needless to say, that would all stop. On a dime.

In case there is still any metaphysical confusion, I am already President in the space I inhabit (as are you, by the way), and I am also projecting the possibility of becoming President in the sad and screwed up and bent space called America.

There are better times ahead, since they already exist—which we would know if we owned up and confessed we are already looking at them.

For many moons, I’ve been relentless about attacking the sacred institutions of society, and with good reason. That doesn’t mean I want failure. I know people who do, and I avoid them like the plague.

On the other hand, I also know people who, operating on far less than a full deck, go through life with an empty glazed grin, and believe the (fill in the blank) are coming from the sky to rescue us. That’s another kind of plague.

You could say I inhabit a space between those two, which as it turns out is far larger than both of them put together. It actually has no limit. It opens up when you live through and by imagination.

It’s true home, and it always was.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Praying Muslims rile Florida beach town



A group of Muslim men praying on a Florida beach has set some officials on edge. (Credit: Facebook)

A group of Muslim men praying on a beach in broad daylight on Mashes Sands Beach in Wakulla County, Florida, has set the town on edge, with even a local sheriff candidate expressing worry those in clothing considered immodest by Shariah law standards could be in danger.

“I’m raising the question of whether or not a group of military aged Muslim men … are praying on our beach, well label me whatever you want,” said Wakulla County Sheriff candidate Will Dance, WTXL reported. “The reason I brought this up is because my daughters use that beach, my wife uses that beach and gentlemen, under Sharia Law, the cutoff shorts and T-shirts … that my family wears on that beach are considered offensive under Shariah and any Muslim man may carry out what he feels is fit punishment. And I’m sorry but that type of behavior cannot happen here.”

The scene of the praying Muslim men came to light when Wakulla County Commission Chairman Ralph Thomas walked by and snapped a picture, then posted it to his Facebook page with the text: “Walked up on this at Mashes Sands this evening! First time seeing this in Wakulla County.”

Raw Story reported the photo has generated a lot of feedback, including death threats.

Imam Amro told WTKL, however, there was nothing to worry about.

“A sick brain,” he said, referring to those who would criticize and fear the prayer. “Then you will find it in Islam and in Christianity, in any religion there is a sick brain but this is something else.”

“House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World” conveys what the West needs to know about Islam and the violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the subjugation and destruction of other faiths, cultures and systems of government

But social media writers weren’t so quick to dismiss the perceived dangers.

“Don’t worry, they said,” wrote one. “It won’t happen here they said. Good awareness, I say. Thanks Ralph.”

And another: “This is a prophesy in the bible that nations will go into a Religious War, but us Believers in Christ, do not fear, for we know the final outcome, Victory in God The Father, God the Son, God The Holy Ghost! And we shall all meet in Heaven!”



Scumbag 0 – Armed Citizen 1

Would-be Waffle House robber dies after having been shot by customer

Deanna Pan – Oct 10 2015

A customer decided he was having none of that and opened fire in the North Charleston eatery, thwarting the holdup Saturday by fatally shooting the suspect.

The young man who tried to rob the restaurant was rushed to Medical University Hospital, but he later died, police spokeswoman Angela Johnson said.

The intervening customer, who has not been identified, had a permit to carry a pistol, authorities said.

A restaurant employee expressed gratitude for the customer’s action.

“He saved us, that’s what he did.”

Said an officer at the scene: “It says something about firearms … for good people with firearms being in the right hands.” The policeman said he was not authorized to speak for the North Charleston Police Department.

Shortly after 5 a.m., police responded to reports of an armed robbery and shots being fired at the Waffle House at 6907 Dorchester Road. When officers arrived, they found the suspect had been shot.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office and the police department turned to the public for help identifying the suspect. The Coroner’s office later identified the suspect as 19 year old Joshua Jermaine Davis. It is unknown where Davis resided, but the family believes he lived with a friend in downtown Charleston, according to Johnson.

Johnson said police are not pressing any charges against the customer at this time.

Waffle House employees spent the morning sweeping shards of broken glass in the doorway, preparing for a noontime reopening.

Brandon Rogers, division manager for the restaurant chain, said nothing was stolen in the incident, the first he could recall there since it opened a year ago.

“No one was hurt, which is the best part,” Rogers said. “No one was injured — besides the suspect.”

David MacDougall and Christina Elmore contributed to this report.