Sep 262015

The good news is that John Boehner has resigned, the bad news is that this changes nothing.

Have you ever wondered why it seems that a lot of things just do not change in government as administration after administration comes and goes. John Boehner is a good example of why this is so. You see, he is registered as a Republican while he clearly is not a Republican, he is clearly a Democrat as proved by his every action. Right after the mid-term election, when Republicans won a majority in both the House and Senate, John Boehner went right ahead and supported the vote to fund a budget that was written by Democrats. He also supports Common Core, abortion, Obama Care and the Iranian Nuke Deal, all of these are issues that are supported by Democrats. The reason he does this is because he is a Democrat who lies to the American people by saying to them that he is a Republican, while his voting record proves that he is clearly a Democrat.

If it was just John Boehner that was doing this, then it’s no big deal, Boehner is gone, end of problem. Not so, because the Republican party has so many Democrats who have infiltrated its ranks that it is very difficult to pass any real Conservative legislation. Unless it’s just a show vote.

And lets not forget that it was Boehner who said flat out, that impeaching Obama is off the table; and his Democratic supporters openly supported him in this with the help of Democrats in the Republican party. Impeaching Obama is impossible. Not even talking about it is allowed.

Some people have ignored this and even laughed about it by saying “Oh, they’re just RINOS” meaning “Republican In Name Only”. But this is not funny anymore, America is sinking fast, financially, socially, militarily and just about every other way you can imagine. America does not even have any control over it’s own borders; this is threatening to change American culture itself.

Many Republicans who are actually Republicans, are proud to say that they have a majority in the House and Senate. Not so. If you count the Democrats who are lying about being Republicans, then the Republicans are a minority in both houses. This is why they can not pass anything that has a conservative look to it.

The Democrats have control of Congress and are well on there way to achieving their ultimate goal. That is a dictatorship controlling all of America. Does this sound extreme to the point of being stupid. Think about this; remember when the Democrats (including the President) were saying to the Republicans, “stop obstructing” and “get out of the way, let us adults decide things”. Well, by getting the Republicans out of the way, what is left but government solely by the Democrats. i.e. Dictatorship of the Democrat Party.

But the well laid plans of the Democratic Party are being threatened by the current crop of contenders for the Presidents office. I mean, there are some real Conservatives running for office (just a few RINOS are among them). AND voters are actually supporting these Conservatives, maybe because they are afraid of a nuclear armed Iran. Also, 18 trillion dollars of debt that is well on its way to bankrupting America is a cause of serious concern. The Democrats strongly support this crazy debt and a nuclear armed Iran because they think that like during the Great Depression of the 1930s when it was declared that capitalism failed and so they were able to enact may socialist programs pushed by a dictator like president. Maybe the Democrats are tired of waiting for their dictatorship and want to speed things up. Sure this will cause a lot of pain and suffering among the American people, but to the Democrats it seems to be worth it.

The Republicans have a lot of house cleaning to do, the sooner the better.

God speed Donald Trump or Carly Fiorina, we need either one of you, or both.

Jose Lugo, editor

To see: GOP Where Are You? (part one), visit September 28, 2011

God Overruled

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Jul 172015

This essay is about gay people and religion, these are both explosive issues, so if you have a closed mind; read no more and go away.

If your still here, the first thing you have to realize is that most Christians believe that God created all living creatures, therefore, he created gay people and straight people. This means that we are all Gods children and we should realize this and start respecting each other.

With that being said.

As the circus that once was the American government keeps rolling on with scandal after scandal; a new act has come on the scene due to the mania of the government to control and regulate everything and everyone under the sun. Now, the Supreme Court of the United States has extended its authority over God.

The issue at hand is if God has the authority to define marriage as between one man and one woman, with the American Supreme Court clearly giving itself authority over God to decide matters they think God is not authorized to.

Or so they think!

Because of this anti-American government we now have, we have gone from a free county to a place where everybody has to ask the government for permission to do anything. In Easton Pennsylvania, if a citizen wants to move from one house to another house, they need a permit from the government, and they have to pay for it. Even for the most minor repairs on a persons house, they need a permit from the government. Everywhere people are becoming more in need of government permission to do anything, anywhere.

Men fought and died so that America can be a free country, but it is clearly no longer a free country. The government controls the schools, banking, hospitals and is everyday taking more control of every industry it can get it’s dirty hands on. The government even spies on every Americans phone and email accounts. America today is Joseph Stalins dream come true. Total control. The reason for this is that an institution like government naturally attracts con-artists and people suffering from a “domination psychosis”, better know as “control freaks”. Efforts have been made to control these people, like the Constitution, but they just keep showing up and causing problems anyway.

This is the reason they now think, they can stand in judgement of God himself.

Thousands of years ago God said that marriage is between one man and one woman. Many people just believed that this is natural law. But now, the Supreme Court of the American dictatorship has stood in judgement of God himself. They decided that God has no standing in their own corrupted legal system and they fully believe that they can overrule God and decide if they will allow Gods law to stand.

They think they can rule on the sacred law of marriage that the church has held holy for three or four thousand of years. This invasion of the church is illegal and unconstitutional by any meaning. But the Supreme Court does not care about what is legal or what is Constitutional, they do not care about what is moral, the only thing they are concerned with is that they now think they are God and can rule over anything they please.—-Sick people.

Marriage is Gods law. Government can not even comment on it, and certainly can not decide any code of conduct or rules within the church.

Or, look at it this way. The Constitution of the United States of America has never been nullified or dissolved, so it is still the law of the land, and in the first amendment it states clearly:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.

But yet government employees, who are called justices of the peace, are performing marriages all the time. Only a priest or pastor can perform a marriage and it must be performed in a church, not a town hall. But the government has clearly taken over this holy sacrment. They also decided that they can dissolve a marriage by laws they passed with regard to divorce. This is all clearly unconstitutional because it is the establishment of a government religion.

Regardless of what the biased liberal news media says, America is a nation committed to freedom and liberty for all its citizens, this is why slavery was abolished, it is why women were given the right to vote around 1920, its why gay people are getting many rights that were before denied them. Freedom in America is a process, not something that happened in a snap. But you cannot take away somebody’s rights while giving rights to somebody else, and this is what the Supreme Court has done. They could have given gay people in a Civil Union the same rights to inheritance, insurance and healthcare so as to be equal to straight people, since this was the main grievance gay people had. This would have respected the right of christians to have the holy sacrament of marriage preserved as is their right. But no, the Supreme Court has to show they rule over all of heaven and earth…..Sick SOB’s.

Two thousands years ago when Jesus Christ was killed and the Jews got blamed for it, it’s worthwhile to note that the Jews did not kill Christ. It was the politicians who killed Him, the Jewish people loved Him because He helped them whenever he could. The politicians convicted Him in an illegal trial, and it was the politicians who packed a public hearing with their supporters in front of Pontius Pilate to sentence Him to death. The Romans were just a tool used by the politicians. Today, with what the politicians are doing, it’s clear that they are killing the legacy of Christ, just because they can’t stand it when somebody  has authority over them……Sick people.

An interesting take on this is a story that says; “Satan is an angel who rebelled against God and was thrown out of heaven. He is now waging war against those who obey God’s commandments”. This is exactly what the Supreme Court of the United States is doing.

Those vile, disgusting creatures of the Supreme Court are hand in hand with Satan himself, they belong in a deeper, darker hell than the hell that Satan now lives in. May they go there and stay there for all eternity so that people will not have to see or hear their stupidity again. They have no morals, no legal standing, no right to rule over God.

Jose Lugo, editor

Jun 282015

The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that established homosexual marriage as national policy is unambiguously wrong on at least three crucial levels: Moral, Constitutional, and Structural.

On the Moral Level
The Court’s decision violates the moral standards specifically enumerated in our founding documents. The Declaration of Independence sets forth the fundamental principles and values of American government, and the Constitution provides the specifics of how government will operate within those principles. As the U. S. Supreme Court has correctly acknowledged:

The latter [Constitution] is but the body and the letter of which the former [Declaration of Independence] is the thought and the spirit, and it is always safe to read the letter of the Constitution in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration first officially acknowledges a Divine Creator and then declares that America will operate under the general values set forth in “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” The framers of our documents called this the Moral Law, and in the Western World it became known as the Common Law. This was directly incorporated into the American legal system while the colonies were still part of England; following independence, the Common Law was then reincorporated into the legal system of all the new states to ensure its uninterrupted operation; and under the federal Constitution, its continued use was acknowledged by means of the Seventh Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Numerous Founding Fathers and legal authorities, including the U. S. Supreme Court, affirmed that the Constitution is based on the Common Law, which incorporated God’s will as expressed through “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”

Those constitutional moral standards placed the definition of marriage outside the scope of government. As acknowledged in a 1913 case:

Marriage was not originated by human law. When God created Eve, she was a wife to Adam; they then and there occupied the status of husband to wife and wife to husband. . . . It would be sacrilegious to apply the designation “a civil contract” to such a marriage. It is that and more – a status ordained by God.

Because marriage “was not originated by human law,” then civil government had no authority to redefine it. The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage repudiates the fixed moral standards established by our founding documents and specifically incorporated into the Constitution.

On the Constitutional Level
The Constitution establishes both federalism and a limited American government by first enumerating only seventeen areas in which the federal government is authorized to operate, and then by explicitly declaring that everything else is to be determined exclusively by the People and the States (the Ninth and Tenth Amendments).

Thomas Jefferson thus described the overall scope of federal powers by explaining that “the States can best govern our home concerns and the general [federal] government our foreign ones.” He warned that “taking from the States the moral rule of their citizens and subordinating it to the general authority [federal government] . . . . would . . . break up the foundations of the Union.” The issue of marriage is clearly a “domestic” and not a “foreign” issue, and one that directly pertains to the State’s “moral rule of their citizens.” But the Supreme Court rejected these limits on its jurisdiction, and America now experiences what Jefferson feared:

[W]hen all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.

By taking control of issues specifically delegated to the States, the Court has disregarded explicit constitutional limitations and directly attacked constitutional federalism.

On the Structural Level
The Constitution stipulates that “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government” (Article IV, Section 4). A republican form of government is one in which the people elect leaders to make public policy, with those leaders being directly accountable to the people. More than thirty States, by their republican form of government, had established a definition of marriage for their State. The Supreme Court decision directly abridges the constitutional mandate to secure to every state a republican form of government.

To believe that the Judiciary is an independent and neutral arbiter without a political agenda is ludicrous. As Thomas Jefferson long ago observed:

Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.

Judges definitely do have political views and personal agendas; they therefore were given no authority to make public policy. The perils from their doing were too great. As Jefferson affirmed, the judges’ “power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control.” He therefore warned:

[T]o consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. . . . The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal. The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.

The Supreme Court’s decision is a direct assault on the republican form of government that the Constitution requires be guaranteed to every State.

The Road Ahead
The Supreme Courts decree on marriage will become a club to bludgeon the sincerely-held rights of religious conscience, especially of those in the several dozen States who, through their republican form of government, had enacted public policies that conformed to both the Moral Law and the traditional Common Law.

While the Supreme Court decision paid lip service to the rights of religious people to disagree with its marriage decision, history shows that not only does this acknowledgment mean little but also that it will be openly disregarded and ignored, particularly at the local level. After all, there are numerous Supreme Court decisions currently on the books – including unanimous Court decisions – protecting the rights of religious expression in public, including for students. Yet such faith expressions continue to be relentlessly attacked by school and city officials at the local and city levels. (See for thousands of such recent examples.)

Even before this decision was handed down, numerous States were already punishing dissenting people of faith, levying heavy fines on them or closing their businesses – not because those individuals attacked gay marriage but rather because they refused to personally participate in its rites. These governmental actions were initiated by complaints of homosexuals filed with civil rights commissions – and all of this was already occurring without a Supreme Court decision on which they could rely. Now that such a decision does exist, expect a tsunami of additional complaints to be filed against Christian business owners, and both the frequency and the intensity of the penalties to be increased.

Now is the time to display stand-alone courage on the issue of marriage as well as the judicial activism of the Court – now is the time to stand up and be counted, regardless of whether anyone else stands with you. Now is the time for individuals to broadly voice support for traditional marriage (which will likely cause you to be verbally berated or attacked by its opponents) as well as for the rights of religious conscience of dissenters (which will cause you to be charged with defending bigots and haters). Good people can no longer be silent and allow themselves to be intimidated by the mean-spirited attacks that occur when you begin to speak out on this issue.

It will soon become obvious that this decision opened a Pandora’s Box that will initiate a series of policy changes affecting everything from hiring practices to college athletics, from non-profit tax-exempt status to professional licensing standards. So the battle is not over; it is literally just beginning. We have a duty to let our voice be heard.

Strikingly, duty was the character trait of Jesus. He loved us because it was the right thing to do; He went to the cross because it was the right thing to do; He forgave us because it was the right thing to do. It was His duty. Our Founders repeatedly praised that character trait, and noted the numerous spiritual blessings that came from its performance:

The man who is conscientiously doing his duty will ever be protected by that Righteous and All-Powerful Being, and when he has finished his work, he will receive an ample reward. Samuel Adams, SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION

All that the best men can do is to persevere in doing their duty . . . and leave the consequences to Him who made it their duty, being neither elated by success (however great) nor discouraged by disappointment (however frequent and mortifying). John Jay, ORIGINAL CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, AUTHOR OF THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

The sum of the whole is that the blessing of God is only to be looked for by those who are not wanting in the discharge of their own duty. John Witherspoon, SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION

People of faith need to regain the concept of duty, and we would do well to adopt the motto that characterized the efforts of Founding Father John Quincy Adams: “Duty is ours, results are God’s.” Now is the time for people of faith to be silent no more.

Maureen Arrigale, founder “Nature Coast 912 Group

No Justifiable Grievance

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May 132015

Freddy Gray died a few weeks ago and we still don’t know if he died as the result of an accident or if he was murdered or if the police van ride aggravated a pre-existing condition to the point of it being fatal. Despite this lack of knowledge about the fate of Freddy Gray, the black people of Baltimore burned down about 200 buildings and destroyed 150 cars looking for justice for Freddy Gray.

To start off this riot, the Mayor of Baltimore Maryland told an African American population:

“Those who want to do destruction, will be given space to do so”.

That was it. Party time, and the rioting and looting began.

After making this outrageous statement that caused massive damage to Baltimore, the Mayor then lied by saying she never said it (go to the video). It was also reported that she told the police to “stand down” and later was also reported to say “let them loot, it’s only property”. This is similar to a statement made by Mayor David Dinkins of New York City during the Crown Heights riots in August 1991.

It looks like African Americans feel aggrieved because of an injustice they have suffered. But while they did suffer injustice around 1960 and before that, they clearly are not suffering any injustice today.

There are always accusations of racism, but when it was reported in Baltimore that most of the city officials, including the Mayor, Police Chief and Attorney General are all black people, the racism charge got quiet. It was also revealed that half of the police officers involved in this case are black people also. Then it was said that the riot was caused by a of lack of opportunity, until it was realized that one billion eight hundred thousand dollars have been spent on the black people of Balitmore for education and anti-poverty programs. Nation wide about 20 billion dollars have been spent on black people for job training, education, housing and other anti-poverty programs. Then there is the Affirmative Action laws that give black people preference for jobs and education, or discrimination in favor of black people. So, the charge of lack of opportunity got quiet also.

Then there is the charge that black people cannot get justice in America anymore, but did anybody ask if O. J. Simpson got justice when he killed his wife Nicole?

It has also often been said that there is a war on black people, that young black men are being hunted down and killed by police; but yet more white people than black people are killed by the police. The last figures available state that 123 black people are killed by police, while there are over 300 white people killed by police on average.

The latest slogan is “Black Lives Matter” but since there were 2,600 black people killed by other black people in Detrioit and nobody objects to this, it could be said that black people don’t mind black people being killed as long as it’s black people doing the killing. But if a white person kills a black person, then the riots and looting begin. This is the same as when a black person uses the n—-r word as they often do in rap music, it’s OK, but if a white person uses the same word he looses his job, or his business and gets sued in court. A total double standard.

This is all a scam that’s going on all over America. It’s a well known, yet ignored fact that black people constitute 12% of the population, but yet produce 60% of the crime. They aspire to Gangster Rap music, the defiance, the glorification of crime and glorification of self destructive behavior. Besides, it’s cool to stick it to whitey. Because of this, black people distain education and jobs, they prefer a life of crime (the money is better).This is the reason that black people and the police always have conflicts, the police go where the crime is to keep it under control. Some people call this targeting black people, another myth.

The only reason poverty is not going away in the black community is because 72% of black children grow up without a father; the reasons for this vary, but in too many cases, the mother does not care about the kids, she’s only having them from different fathers for the welfare checks. The kids know this and so have no sense of family, and so look for family in street gangs. That’s where the crime comes from, along with lack of education that would give them a chance at a good job.

Then there is the biggest grievance of them all, black people have a long history of oppression in America, so they’re entitled. But look at it this way, 70 years ago Americans, Japanese and Germans were shooting each other to death and blowing each other to pieces during World War II. Today, we are all trusted allies and trading partners. In 1960 Viet Nam was a killing field of napalm and machine guns, today Viet Nam is also a trading partner. But black people are still complaining about slavery that ended 150 years ago even though 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War to end slavery. Then there is the Civil Rights Act, the voting in of a black President. Black people are 12% of the population but yet hold 40% of government jobs. Blacks today have it better than they ever had it.

Black people have no justifiable grievance, it’s long past time for black people to get over it, cut the B.S. and take care of their families, this is the only way poverty and crime will end in the Afircan American neighborhood.

Jose Lugo, eitor

OK Hillary, You’re On

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Apr 232015

Hillary Clinton now has her campaign well under way for becoming the first woman president of The United States of America, and as expected, every Right Wing News organization has gone into full attack mode. But why do we have to hear them re-hash the same old scandals again. Look on the bright side; most politicians run for office promising that they are the real good guys, that they will fix all the wrongs in the world; then when they get into office, we find out they’re just another crook. But Hillary is different, she already has a bunch of scandals so she doesn’t have to prove she is one of the good guys (or gal), we already know who she is.

In fact, she has so many scandals that the process of fixing them by just letting them get old and forgotten has already taken place on some of her scandals; do you remember Whitewater, Trooper Gate and Nanny Gate? Google it. But lets not forget that her hubby Bill was impeached.

But just for the record, her not yet faded away scandals are the email account mess, Saudi Arabia donations (a known abuser of women, when Hillary champions women’s rights) and Benghazi. Remember her saying at a Benghazi hearing “at this point, what difference does it make”. Apparently she doesn’t know that when Americans are killed fighting for their country, it always matters.

Then there is the real scandal that’s so bad, that not even the crooks in Washington D.C. want to talk about it. Do you remember NAFTA, better known as “North American Free Trade Agreement” ? Or how about WTO, better know as the “World Trade Organization”. To figure these out you have to go way back in American history, way back to 2001 and even back to 1993, to the time when Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky were in the White House along with a lot of cigars and a saxophone.

What happened then was that on some days when Bill couldn’t get a hold of Monica and Hillary was out of the question; Old Billy Boy didn’t have anything to do, so he signed some trade treaties, namely the before mentioned NAFTA and the WTO. Bill said that these treaties will create American jobs, real good paying American jobs. But the opposite was true, it has been estimated that eight million American manufacturing jobs left America and are now in foreign countries. But you have to realize that it’s not just the manufacturing jobs, it’s the sub-contractor jobs, the support jobs like restaurants, hotels, advertisers. The real job loss could be as high as 16 million jobs.

This loss of eight to sixteen million jobs is so massive, (it’s the loss of corporation taxes, income taxes) that America does not have the money to effectively function anymore. This is why when Bill and Hillary first went into the White House, the national debt was only about 5 trillion dollars, now it’s 18 trillion and growing at an outrageous rate. Surely by the time Obama leaves office the national debt will be around 20 trillion dollars or more. Just the interest on this massive debt is about 241 billion dollars a year. Can you imagine other things that can be done with this money? The schools, hospitals, day care centers, roads, bridges that can be built with this money; instead it’s going to already very rich bankers.

But then again, it’s not just the millions of lost jobs, it politicians buying votes by giving away free cell phones, food stamps, rent free apartments etc. Clearly, there is no money for this, but they just have to buy votes.

The reason many people in the news media and government are not talking about this is because the corporations like this whole set-up. They are making massive profits by manufacturing goods in foreign countries with slave rate labor of about one dollar an hour, instead of the ten to fifteen dollars an hour that American workers need. Then they sell their goods to the high price market in America and Europe. Many business operations have come to accept the new normal that you just can not do business in America anymore and naturally outsource manufacturing to foreign countries. To add to this job loss, there is also high taxes and regulations on whats left of American manufacturing. And, lets not forget that the cost of all the unemployed workers are passed along to the few American workers that are left, not the fat cats that caused this problem by pushing Old Billy Boy into this; and who are making huge profits like you just cannot imagine.

This is the reason the Stock Market is  soaring to new heights every day and labor pay rates have been stagnant for the longest time.

But Billy Boy not being satisfied with the damage he did to America with NAFTA and the WTO, he also pushed to get China into the WTO and get a favored trade partner status for them to send exports to America. Since Hillary was married to Billy at this time, she surely knew about all this, but has she tried to fix this problem, NO. She just talks in vague terms like:

“I’m hitting the road to earn your vote”.

Sounds good, but it sure has nothing to do with correcting the damage that she and Billy Boy did to America.

It sure is a neat trick Hillary and Billy Boy played on America, first they caused the problem with NAFTA and the WTO, now they are presenting themselves as the ones that can fix all the wrongs in America. And they have their millions of brainwashed supporters that ignore all their crimes against America. It looks like Hillary’s solution for America’s problems are socialism with a cult like leader, namely, herself. This is what we already have, proving that this only damages the nation. It’s insanity to do this again with Hillary.

Jose Lugo, editor

Mar 212015

The Israeli election is over and Benjamin Netanyahu will be Prime Minister again, but what does this mean in regards to the problem with Iran? Consider that when he made his historic speech before Congress, his desperation was obvious  as he carefully chose words to bring back the alliance between Israel and America that was ended solely by Barack Obama. Clearly, he was talking life or death for Israel in what may very well end up to be a major war.

It’s well known that Israel is facing a future nuclear armed Iran that has publicly stated many times that Israel must be “wiped off the map”. For years Benjamin Netanyahu has been carefully and expertly choosing every tactic he can use so that Israel can survive. Lately he has been waiting with a desperate hope that the negotiations between America and Iran yield an agreement that will stop Iran’s nuclear bomb program. But these negotiations are failing and everybody knows it; except the American President. Instead of supporting Israel, Obama is playing politics. He called Netanyahu’s speech “theatre”, and he did not show up for the speech. Obama used stupid excuses like Congress did not go through proper channels to arrange the speech. It’s embarrassing to have such a President.

Benjamin’s speech before Congress was the last thread of hope that may stop him from doing something that no man in his right mind would ever want to do.

Consider a couple of parts of his speech:

“I can guarantee you this; the days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies; those days are over”.

He was even more direct when he said:

“Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand”.

These statements make it clear that if the negotiations to stop Iran’s nuclear program fail, Israel will attack Iran.

This possibility becomes even more chilling when you consider the following: Israel has a population of about 8 million people, Iran has a population of 80 million. Israel has a military of about 4 million soldiers, Iran has a modern military of about 20 million soldiers with jet fighters, artillery and armored tanks. If Israel attempts a ground invasion of Iran, they will have to travel through Jordan and Iraq, or through Saudi Arabia; clearly hostile territory where ISIS will attack them as well as many Arab armies along the way. This is a distance of 1,194 miles, Jerusalem to Tehran, or about the distance from New York City to Orlando Florida; for the Israeli army to set-up a resupply line will be impossible. So, a ground attack is out of the question.  Another possibility may be a Navel attack from the Persian Gulf, but the Israeli navy is just not big enough for such an operation.This leaves an attack by the Israeli Air Force, but again they must fly over hostile Arab territory and hit ten or twelve nuclear facilities as well as many military bases. Some of these targets are buried deep underground in mountains of granite rock. These targets will require multiple hits while the Iranian military is firing modern anti-aircraft missiles at them, clearly an impossible task for Israel.

This leaves the last and only option for Israel to launch a successful attack on Iran, that is a nuclear missile attack, and it is well known that Israel has about 100 to 150 nuclear weapons.

Is this far fetched, is this insane? Yes, it certainly is; but what other option does Israel have, NONE! Israel does not have the option of an embargo against Iran, only America and Europe can do this. So, a military air  strike like Israel did to Iraq is the only option, but it may very well be nuclear.

But then again there is the Jewish way of doing things, like during the recent Gaza War, Israel actually warned Gaza citizens that they were going to bomb their buildings before attacking so they can leave; so, Israel may just attack with only two or three nuclear missiles to destroy one underground site since it may require multiple hits. Then Israel may tell the Iran leaders, to open all it’s nuclear sites for destruction by an international task force, if Iran refuses, then Israel may tell them that more nuclear missiles will be launched to destroy remaining nuclear facilities. If Iran agrees to this is an open question, but Iran may then launch an invasion against Israel, Israel then facing an attack by 20 million sucidial Muslims may have to use nuclear missiles again.

Where will this end? A dozen nuclear explosions, or two or three dozen, that will leave a vast cloud of deadly radio active ash flying by the winds all over the world. It’s impossible to figure how many millions will be killed this way, but it will certainly be the worst disaster the world has ever seen.

But there remains the possibility that Iran will realize that such a situation is impossible to win, and may surrender. This contradicts their martyr philosophy, but when faced with national death of their ideals, it is a different matter than individual deaths.

This whole situation leaves just too may possibilities of what can happen, surely the best way to stop this, is not to let it happen in the first place. But, consider that the Iranians have spent a lot of money to build it’s many nuclear facilities, and only a fool will think they are going to scrap the whole program just because a few stupid infidels don’t like it. But where are the American leaders to stop it? Do they have any response to Benjamins speech other than to call it “theater” and make attempts to maintain a false veneer of sophistication when the whole world knows about their scandals, cover ups and lies? They act more like the Keystone Cops than leaders.

Will history say that, “Israel died, while Obama played golf?

Since Benjamin Netanyahu may be the one to launch this nuclear attack, he must surely feel the weight of humanity on his shoulders leaving him as the only responsible leader in this mess, while our leader does not realize the evolving disaster; lets look at a historical perspective here. World War II was stopped when Americans used nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki because the Japanese saw the horror of such devastating weapons. A lasting peace was established with the use of nuclear bombs, will a nuclear attack on Iran stop world terrorism when they realize the horror that nuclear weapons can do, will they realize that they cannot win?

Is peace with nuclear weapons the only option?

I pray to God that I am wrong about what I’m saying here, but remember that many have said: “next time, the Jews will not go quietly”.

Jose Lugo, eitor


Jan 282015

Obama’s latest State of the Union speech was his usual great sounding speech, because that is what Obama does best. This causes the Democrats and liberals to say he is a great statesman and a great leader. The Conservatives on the other hand, say it’s just the smooth talking of a con-artist. This is not new, because the Conservatives and the Democrats cannot agree on anything, least of all Obama.

Just to avoid the usual Obama bashing that it is the favorite sport of Right Wing people; it will be stated right now that there were a few good and a few bad things in the speech. For example, he said that we must do more to stop computer hackers and identity thieves. This is clearly very much needed although a very difficult objective to achieve, especially when a lot of these hackers are working from foreign nations. Then there is North Korea with its professional hackers. This will be really hard to overcome; but we must do our best with this problem.

An even better statement he made, was that we have to re-negotiate many trade agreements. Finally, somebody in Washington D.C. woke up and realized that we are getting killed in foreign trade. I mean we just can not survive as a nation when everything in our stores comes from China. We have to have a vibrant manufacturing sector to create jobs here in America, not in China. And since Obama’s 800 billion stimulus was a complete waste of money, we have to get manufacturing going to create some really high paying jobs. But more than trade deals are needed, we have to create a climate where business can be done. This means less taxes and regulations. Unfortunately, Obama likes high taxes and lots of regulations. Also, Obama has shown that he is not a good deal maker, since he has a tendency to just give everything away.

That’s the good stuff, now the bad stuff, in his speech, he said:

Increase sick pay.

Increase maternity leave.

Increase minimum wage.

Subsidize child care.

Free community college.

Immigration policies stay.

Or to summarize all this, it means more government control over the economy and our lives, which sounds more like a dictatorship than a free enterprise driven America. Obama did say, “I have a pen and a phone, if Congress doesn’t do this, than I will go around Congress and do it myself”. This sounds more like the Obama we have come to know and this could be one of the few times Obama did not lie.

Most of Obama’s policies are socialist and I don’t know how many times I have written about socialism being a historically proven failure. But then again, the current fashion seems to promote socialist policy without calling it socialism/communism. But what else can redistributing wealth be but socialism, and this goes along with other commonly mentioned phrases like “income equality” and “social justice”. It all sounds good, but it is just socialism, it failed everywhere it was tried. But then again this trend did not start with Obama, it was Woodrow Wilson who passed the “Progressive Tax law” that adjusted income tax brackets so that lower wage earners paid less tax, and higher income earners paid more tax, sort of equalizing income a little. In other words, this started the slide toward socialism.

Then there is the 18 Trillion dollar debt the nation now has, with 8 Trillion dollars added by Obama. This was not mentioned in his speech. Maybe because it’s embarrassing for him because when he ran for his first term as President he said that the then 10 trillion in debt was a “crime equal to treason” ? ? ? It’s interesting to note that the interest alone on the national debt is over $237 billion dollars a year and growing. This is enough to give everybody free health care and that free Community College he was talking about, instead it’s going into the pockets of those fat cat bankers he says he hates, so that they can buy another Lear Jet to fly around to all those huge mansions they own because of their friend Obama.

But is this Obamas fault, after all, Obama is not the first wannabe dictator to come along? Or is it that Congress has suffered the ultimate fate of the “politically correct crowd” which is the cowards way of doing nothing while the country goes down the tubes? Congress has to get a set.

While Obama was telling everybody that the economy was doing great, a recent CNN pole said:

69% of Americans say the economy is not good.

65% of Americans say America is on the wrong track.

Real wages have been falling since around 1970.

92 million Americans are not in the labor force.

Income is $3,600 lower than 2001.

39% of work force earnes less than $20,000.

36% decline in home values.

40% of Americans say they are just getting by.

76% are living pay check to pay check.

But in Obamas world the economy is doing great.

As Obama was giving his speech, I couldn’t help thinking how much he sounded like Juan Peron, the President of Argentina from 1946 to 1973. Is it with Obama as it was with Peron? In that they both made great speeches and promised all kinds of free stuff for the poor and middle class people. Which sent government spending soaring up like a rocket, along with the national debt; and then the national bankruptcy that followed. To top off Obama’s speech, Madonna should have been singing the theme song from the Broad Play “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in the background.

But don’t cry, we only have  two years to go. But then there’s Hillary, she’s Obama with a dress on, or is that sport pants.

Jose Lugo, editor


Dec 172014

The Legacy of Three Black Men

Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner were all killed by law enforcement personal, then protests and civil disobedience followed. In all three deaths, no one was arrested for the killings, and controversy was rampant throughout America. But what is really going on here? All of these men broke the law; two of them resisted arrest, some even attacked law enforcement personal. Eric Garner did not attack law enforcement personal, but he did resist; therefore, the police had to use force to arrest him, but this force plus preexisting medical conditions proved fatal.

These men may have wound up as just more of the unknown who fall to street violence, but just a few months after these deaths, events unfolded that may leave them as a turning point in American history.

These deaths brought out the anger that has long simmered just below the surface in Black America, but it comes to a boiling point when tragic incidents like these happen, because race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson know how to tap into that anger and use it to their advantage. They know that a few lies spread around can grow quickly into a raging mob. Lies like Trayvon Martin was hunted down and killed by police, and that Michael Brown was shot in the back while having his hands up; this was proven to be a lie at the autopsy that showed no bullet holes in his back.

These lies grow quickly because of a long history of abuse inflicted on Black America. This abuse has ended, but Black America still suspects it’s just below the surface. Black Americans only understand their anger, but they do not realize they have been lied to, just like the lies about these deaths.

This has been building for hundreds of years, from when Europeans first came to America with the baggage of slavery. It must be emphasized that America did not invent slavery, it was inherited; but many of our forefathers fought as hard as they could to end it, right along with many other fights for freedom and liberty.

One of the first lies told to Black Americans was that the Declaration of Independence was a slave document written by slave owners. They were not told that this document has these words in it:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Even Booker T. Washington, a black man and former slave himself, believed the Constitution was a slave document, until he read it, and realized that freedom and liberty was the basis of the Constitution; then he supported it.

The very same people who wrote the Constitution put the issue of slavery on the ballot in the First Continental Congress and to their horror it lost by only one vote. Clearly, 49% of the first Congress was strongly against slavery. But, they fought on against slavery along with the fight for their own freedom, until around the year 1805 when slavery was abolished in all the Northern States. The South held onto slavery because they believed it was needed for their farm economy. It was then a long series of arguments and compromises that got more heated as the years passed, until it exploded into the Civil War that killed 620,000 Americans and ended slavery in America. A terrible high cost in blood and treasure.

But the South still held on with the Jim Crow laws that denied black Americans living in the South many Constitutional rights. This came to an end with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

To the majority of Americans, all the laws that are needed to end discrimination are on the books. Laws ending housing discrimination, voting, education, everything to give Black Americans equal rights, but yet Black rage still simmers.

Even Laws on Affirmative Action were passed giving Black Americans preferential access over White People to education, jobs, and housing; but Black rage still simmers. Some even say that there is White Privilege, but how can they say this when Affirmative Action Laws are being enforced; until you realize that they are being told lies by people they trust.

There are even government programs giving Black People financial aid in many areas in finance, housing, job training and food aid. But Black Rage still simmers. This rage is supported by lies like the lie Vice President Joe Biden (a Democrat) told the NAACP:

“They  (the Republicans) want to put y’all back in chains”

The audacity of this is incredible. When the Jim Crow Laws were in force in the South, the Democratic Party held a solid majority in the South, the same Democratic Party that VP Joe Biden belongs to. Also, George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, who once stood in the door way of a school to block it’s integration and shouted “segregation now, segregation forever”, was also a member of the Democratic Party.

In fact, the Republicans who are being called racist, are the party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. This is the same Republican Party that held the majority vote to pass the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. But yet the Democrats call these Republicans racists and get away with this lie.

It seems that the only thing different about the Black Experience in America is that Blacks went from being abused by their open enemies, to being abused and lied to by people claiming to be their friends. This is going on in America with a history of fighting for freedom and liberty, where more has been done for the longest time to right the wrongs of past generations than any other nation, but America has only received scorn and hate as a result of these efforts.

The majority believes that all that can be done to set things right, has been done. But Black rage still simmers because of race hustlers with their lies. The real problem here is that Black America is 12% of the population, but yet produces around 50% of the crime, because of the family breakdown in black communities. With these statistics there will be other tragic incidents like these, and since police have to control crime, you can be sure there will be other incidents. The race hustlers are making lots of money on this.

The question now is; will America give-up on Black America, or will a new awareness emerge? This is the cross roads America now stands on.   This is the legacy of these three black men.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG


Dec 162014

Yesterday, Russian interest rates were at 10.5%, which sounds almost incomprehensibly high to those of us who have been living in the world of ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) for the past six years.  Well, overnight, the Russian Central Bank raised interest rates 650 basis points in one shot – to 17%.

And we all remember what parabolic increases in interest rates mean.  Ahem.  Cough cough.The Russian economy is now completely dependent upon oil.  25% of Russia’s GDP is derived from the energy industry.  Half of the Russian government’s budget is funded by tax revenue from energy.  Apparently someone didn’t go to class the day they taught about diversification.  (Must have been out shirtless bareback riding that day.)  Even I didn’t realize how heavily levered Russia was in energy until I looked it up just now.  It’s categorically insane.

So now Brent Crude is trading under $60 per barrel, and Russia’s economy is imploding.  People are selling the Ruble and moving into the Dollar, Euro, Yen, pretty much anything is considered a flight-to-quality at this point.  Heck, the Ruble is crashing even relative to the Venezuelan Bolivar.

So, in order to attract capital into Russia, which they need desperately because the massive petroleum expansion was financed with debt, they are raising interest rates hoping to retain that capital which remains, and more importantly to attract new capital.  And you know what?  The market is showing that even with Russian bonds paying out at 17%, the interest rate still isn’t high enough.  People who were holding Russian bonds before are STILL selling them, and there is no new buying interest.  And the Ruble is still selling off.  If Russia can’t price its bonds into the market and attract capital to shore itself up, the banking system will fail, and Russian bank deposits will be “bailed-in”, in other words, swept as they were in Cyprus.  But don’t worry.  All of the Russian Oligarchs keep their money in London.

So why is this happening in Russia and not in the West?  I believe that the difference is that the Russian economic bubble has been inflated by highly-leveraged pertroleum revenues, but the West’s economy, as Karl Denninger has been screaming for years, has been propped up by Federal Reserve (and European Central Bank) money-printing.  Everything in the US is debt-driven.  Heck, Americans are using credit not just to buy houses and cars, but to buy groceries today.  New debt creation has outpaced GDP growth in the US since the CARTER administration.  Sometimes by as much as a factor of 7:1.

Which is worse?  Clearly, the Western paradigm is worse.  At least Russia’s economy, levered though it may be, is tied to a physical commodity – and perhaps the physical commodity par excellence: energy.  The Western economic paradigm is inextricably tied to larceny:  currency debasement and the forcible financial rape of multiple generations of people, many of whom will not even be born for decades or centuries hence.

So, in the West, in our debt bubble we are in a massive catch-22 that can perpetuate itself a bit longer than Russia’s petroleum bubble, but is far more toxic.  Namely, if the Federal Reserve/Banksters keep interest rates synthetically at zero, all of the interest-income dependent   portfolios (i.e. money market funds, pension funds, 401k and IRA, insurance companies, AND Social Security and Medicare) will eventually implode due either to a simple lack of revenue OR because the high-risk derivatives they have migrated into in order to generate any sort of return have collapsed, BUT if they allow interest rates to rise and the bond market genuinely comes back into play, there will be a massive move of money OUT of the equities (and also residential real estate, obviously), and the stock market bubble will utterly collapse, along with the real estate bubble.

Both Russia and the West are “in check” on the chessboard, but the board is far more open for Russia.  The West has basically nowhere to go, and is down to its last piece.

Putin has been flexing his military muscle like crazy lately, with Russian fighters and subs probing and flat out incurring into European and North American airspaces and waterways on a near-daily basis.  Putin is economically trapped, and is also nuts, and history tells us that when nut strongmen become trapped, they get out of it by starting wars.  If Putin were to invade Finland, Estonia and Poland tomorrow, you and I both know that the former U.S. would do nothing to stop it.

Again, and I cannot say this enough, get out, Get Out, GET OUT of the financial system as much as you possibly, possibly can – while you can.  Your money, your savings, is a fungible proxy for all of those years of your life that you spent working.  All of that time.  All of that labor.  If the fungible proxy of 0’s and 1’s on a computer server becomes extremely vulnerable to theft with no recourse or Rule of Law, then prudence dictates that you should defend your property by reallocating into something that is, at least, LESS VULNERABLE than 0’s and 1’s, which are wholly, completely contingent upon the Rule of Law and the fiduciary integrity of the ruling class.

Considering that the ruling class today is wholly comprised of psychopathic oligarchs, and that the Rule of Law is dead, replaced instead by an arbitrary tyranny, NEED I SAY MORE?

Ann Barnhardt

Immigration Shame

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Aug 232014

The simple process of immigration, a process that all other countries handle with simple procedures and low level bureaucrats without having any problems at all; has somehow turned into a humanitarian disaster on the southern border. Is this because America cannot do anything right anymore, or has a divided congress turned America into an open territory where anybody can come and go as they please without security checks or other procedures that may inconvenience them, regardless of intentions being peaceful or not?

Contrary to what the news media may be saying, many of the children coming over the border are not helpless babies in diapers, that age group is usually accompanied by an adult who is using the old “anchor baby” trick to get into America, the land of welfare checks and other goodies. There is also a large group of teenage kids who seem to be traveling by themselves or in groups of other kids. But this is a cause of concern because all these groups are being exposed to dangerous deserts and ruthless people, robbers, rapists, and drug dealers. The danger to these people is caused by what seems to be the current American way of having no clear policy, or conflicting policies, or ignoring laws. Or so it seems.

Washington’s politicians are treating this issue as if the immigrants are the problem, when they are just the symptom to a deeper problem. That main problem is government corruption in Mexico, The United States and the South American countries involved. These governments have reached new lows in depravity and a total lack of respect for the law.

Mexico and many South American countries are controlled by special interest groups, large monopolies, drug lords and rich powerful landowners. In these countries, politicians represent only these rich special interest groups, not the middle class or the poor. So, like most corrupt governments, these governments are fixing the problem illegally, by not giving the poor the social services or jobs they need. They are instead dumping their poor people on the United States where stupid American politicians then have the American tax payers – pay the cost of housing and feeding the thousands of poor from these South American countries. Half of current illegal immigrants wind up on welfare and about 40% are in the underground economy and pay no taxes.

The reason the United States is allowing illegal immigrants over the border, is old fashion vote rigging. Politicians think they can win votes by doing favors for illegal immigrants, but what America is really doing is supporting those rich special interest groups in Mexico by reducing the number of poor Mexicans who would vote against them.   If  adult Mexicans that are in America are sent back to Mexico they can then vote for politicians who will represent their interests and so create opportunities for them to make a decent living, and those that are not able to work can get help from the government. Then and only then can this problem of illegal immigration to America be solved. The current direction America is on will only continue the disastrous situation on the border.

The rich in Mexico do not like competition so they have the government put up barriers to any Mexican citizen who wants to start a business that may give them some competition. These barriers, take the form of regulations and taxes to make it impossible to make any profit. This is why about half the people in Mexico live in severe poverty, often in dirt floor shacks without running water or electricity. One of the reasons the poverty is not higher in Mexico is the 18 billion dollars sent to Mexico from Mexicans living in America, it is in fact the 10th largest source of income in Mexico.

It will be noted that Mexico has little, and in some cases, no border control on the border with America. This proves that Mexico wants the poor to move to America. In fact, the Mexican government gives the poor who want to leave, instructions on how to go to America and what to do once they get here.

While Mexico is pushing out these poor people; America is attracting them with free education, welfare checks, food stamps and many other social services. Just to get their votes and cheap labor.

The Mexican children are definitely the ones suffering the most with the border disaster, but another serious victim of the border mess is the American tax payer. Over the last 30 years they have had millions of their jobs sent over seas. Many of them lost their homes and savings in the 2008 government engineered housing bust. Now, they have to pay higher taxes to support foreigners, many of whom just want to take advantage of American tax payers. Clearly, the southern border mess is part of a war on the American tax payers.

If adult Mexicans would face their responsibility and fix their government instead of running away to America, there would be no problem on the southern border.

So, the whole immigration issue is pure corruption and a total lack of any morality, and this goes for all parties involved, the governments and the adult immigrants themselves.  It’s just rigging elections, while the Mexican children and American tax payers are getting hurt by this. This problem has existed for years, but as long as this problem has existed, it has never reached the lows in depravity it has now reached by exploiting childern and the already suffering American tax payers. It’s disgusting.

One point of view nobody is talking about is that Mexico today is like France just before the revolution of 1789, in that a very rich upper class is walking all over the poor. If Mexico has a revolution it most likely will end in a communist state. There are many active communist groups in Mexico working just for this.

And you thought we have problems with Mexico now! Just wait for communist Mexico!

So is the immigration mess just a pressure relief valve for Mexico to just keep things quiet, I doubt it, it’s still vote rigging the way I see it, and that’s doing enough damage all by itself. To head off this disaster of a communist Mexico, it’s not enough to just send illegal Mexicans back, they  must take the illegal Mexicans into a class room and explain that they have the responsibility to fix the corruption problem in Mexico by getting politically active and voting the bums out, then send them back to their South American country.

Mexico has a population of 116,220,947, about 59 million are poor, if half of them move to America this means an additional 29 million Mexicans to the 11 million already here. The cost of social service to these Mexicans and other South Americans will most likely push America over the edge into bankrupticy. But I don’t think the politicians care about this, as long as they win votes to stay in office. America, wise up.

Jose Lugo, editor,