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TRUMP: VEHICLE FOR CHANGE OR EMPTY VESSEL FOR SOVIET-STYLE POLITICS?

As we approach President Trump’s address to Congress, I do not know what to make of Donald Trump and the Trump Administration at this time. Most of what has been said to have been accomplished was done with executive orders, and without the force of congressional legislation. The White House appears to be run like Trump’s New York office – free form, on-the-fly, with people wandering in-and-out. Instead of facts, Trump cites what he read or what other people told him – primarily because he seems to have the attention span of a gnat, and in spite of his education, really is semi-educated with a concentration in dodgy businesses. They may have the Trump name, but they are often owned and managed by others.

Some of the scariest words out of Trump’s mouth had nothing to do with national security, but illustrates the mindset of a man who will greatly affect national security. “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”  Anybody who casually glanced at the 2000+ pages of the Affordable Care Act could see how complex, confusing, and chaotic the law was; never mind the parts that were left up to the Obama Administration to define and implement. Anyone with half a brain knew of its complexity and only the ill-informed would make such a statement. Maybe he should has asked his daughter Ivanka or his son Donny, Jr.?

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I have always believed that former President Barack Obama was an empty suit provided with marching orders from Valery Jarrett and the Chicago Communist machine. He was surrounded by dodgy advisors who appeared to act more like socialists than Americans as they pursued their goal of power, perpetual party control, and constructing a massive bureaucratic state that would supersede the constitutional powers of Congress and the judiciary.

Now with President Trump, we  appear to have another empty suit provided with marching orders from Steve Bannon, a self-avowed Leninist. A man who is trying to deconstruct the bureaucratic state and replace it with one of his own. Let us not forget that Lenin simply replaced the Tsarist monarchy with a dictatorship of their own, a so-called dictatorship on behalf of the proletariat. Something mirrored in Trump’s words and actions as if he will transform the GOP into the working man’s party based on all of the same class warfare techniques used by Obama and his cadre of socialists.

He never called himself a “populist” or an “American nationalist,” as so many think of him today. “I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed.

Shocked, I asked him what he meant.

“Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press. <Source>

Trump to Congress: America First …

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Just about what you would expect. Trump delivered his campaign lines and highlighted his own part in the process. And, as usual, many progressive socialist democrats  sat on their hands and rolled their eyes. Perhaps the line that will define America’s foreign affairs will be “My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America.” Trump’s speech was well-crafted by the back-room boffins, and like all actors, was delivered with the appearance of gravitas and sincerity. 

Thankfully, Trump did not attack the media and limited his comments on Obama to his failed policies.

Bottom line …

Without a doubt, Trump's best speech while looking presidential.

By all means, let us give President Trump the benefit of the doubt in the early stages of his presidency. But, I would start looking very closely, not at the rhetoric, but at the actions implemented by Congress. As we have seen, what ever can be done by the presidential pen, can be undone by the presidential pen. We are looking for long-lasting change that favors constitutional conservatism and not the cult of personality.

I might add that I am so disappointed in many who I thought were true constitutional conservatives and who are now racing for a seat on the Trump bandwagon, lest they be forced to wander in the wilderness for the next four years. Of course, the acid test will be found in the 2018 congressional election cycle where the public will affirm or disavow the actions of the GOP who now own the monkey and the circus.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


EXTINCTION OF PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE ...

The end justifies the means, fair or foul …

We have seen science corrupted and perverted to raise awareness, funding, and to advance a particular political ideology that is all about creating and managing resources and scarcity to achieve their ends.We have seen the mainstream media sensationalize and distort scientific finding and report low-probability events with near certitude; often overlooking that the world is filled with well-credentialed researchers pursuing crackpot ideas. And, it almost always seems that the “movement” behind the screen is one that is socialistic, believes in population control, and wants unlimited funding and political power to do the right thing. The proverbial floor is littered with false, misleading, or nonsensical prior predictions that have fallen widely from the mark – and yet the politicians and mainstream media continue to overlook these dramatic and costly failures in reporting today’s flavor of urgent planet-protecting nonsense.

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The Catholic Church, lead by a self-avowed socialist, is the last place one might find “honest science” that was unrelated to political power … 

Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century

Scientists at Vatican conference are searching for a solution to the manmade ‘major extinction event’    

[OCS: Notice how the headline and first sentence reports with near certainty – the remote possibility of such an event?]

One in five species on Earth now faces extinction, and that will rise to 50% by the end of the century unless urgent action is taken. That is the stark view of the world’s leading biologists, ecologists and economists who will gather on Monday to determine the social and economic changes needed to save the planet’s biosphere.

[OCS: Like global warming itself, there is always a dramatic and cataclysmic event, an urgency to deal with the issue, and the admission somewhere that the research is fluid, based on unproven and unrealistic computer models, and that we must be prepared to provide massive funding and near unlimited political power to stave-off a planetary emergency. And, just who are these “world’s leading biologists, ecologists, and economists. Since when have economists ever gotten things right? This reminds me of the line in Indiana Jones when the government is questioned about who is studying the Ark of the Covenant and the reply is “top men.” ]

“The living fabric of the world is slipping through our fingers without our showing much sign of caring,” say the organisers of the Biological Extinction conference held at the Vatican this week.

Threatened creatures such as the tiger or rhino may make occasional headlines, but little attention is paid to the eradication of most other life forms, they argue. But as the conference will hear, these animals and plants provide us with our food and medicine. They purify our water and air while also absorbing carbon emissions from our cars and factories, regenerating soil, and providing us with aesthetic inspiration.

Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

Researchers warn of approaching ‘major extinction event’ if action is not taken to protect around 300 species, including gorillas, chimps, lemurs and lorises

[OCS: Where is the credible and replicatable proof, presented in an open forum, and subjected to cross-examination to find flaws in the methodology that might falsify the findings? Oh! “Skeptics and Deniers” are not welcome at the events – especially as presenters. I guess we must take the word of these “top men.”]

Rich western countries are now siphoning up the planet’s resources and destroying its ecosystems at an unprecedented rate,” said biologist Paul Ehrlich, of Stanford University in California. “We want to build highways across the Serengeti to get more rare earth minerals for our cellphones. We grab all the fish from the sea, wreck the coral reefs and put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We have triggered a major extinction event. The question is: how do we stop it?

[OCS: There it is: the reference to those horrible capitalists “siphoning” up the planet’s resources.  How do we know what has triggered, if anything, a major extinction event when such an event is ill-defined and is unpredictable?

Does anyone else recognize the name Paul Ehrlich – one of the loudest proponents of  population control and the now discredited Malthusian view of planetary resources -- and hardly an unbiased and credible source?]

Monday’s meeting is one of a series set up by the Vatican on ecological issues – which Pope Francis has deemed an urgent issue for the Catholic church. “We need to unravel the processes that led to the ills we are now facing,” said one of the conference’s organisers, the economist Sir Partha Dasgupta, of Cambridge University. “That is why the Vatican symposia involve natural and social scientists, as well as scholars from the humanities. That the symposia are being held at the Papal Academy is also symbolic. It shows that the ancient hostility between science and the church, at least on the issue of preserving Earth’s services, has been quelled.”

[OCS: There is no proof that the Church, under a non-socialist papal leadership, will adopt science over dogma. Paragraph 159 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states in regards to faith and science: " Faith and Science: Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason.” Yeah right! Unless you have, like some of the population control and global warming activists, turned a particular theme of science into a faith unto itself.]

But not everyone is happy about the meeting. The involvement of Ehrlich – who believes that wider use of birth control is needed to halt the world’s spiralling population – has been denounced by many conservative Catholics. They have set up a petition calling for the pope to withdraw the invitation for him to speak on Monday. “I believe they have about 11,000 signatures,” Ehrlich told the Observer. “The pope has not changed his mind, however.”

He [the Pope] remained uncompromising on population control: “If you value people, you want to have the maximum number you can support sustainably. You do not want almost 12 billion living unsustainably on Earth by the end of the century – with the result that civilisation will collapse and there are only a few hundred survivors.”

If everyone consumed resources at the US level, you will need another four or five Earths

Paul Ehrlich, biologist

[OCS: Pope Francis, while appearing to be a decent sort of chap, is a committed socialist and will promote his ideology even when it conflicts with the Church’s long-held and fundamental teachings.]

A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect, Ehrlich argued. This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse.

This point was backed by another conference organiser, biologist Professor Peter Raven, of the Missouri Botanical Garden. “By the beginning of the next century we face the prospect of losing half our wildlife. Yet we rely on the living world to sustain ourselves. It is very frightening. The extinctions we face pose an even greater threat to civilisation than climate change – for the simple reason they are irreversible.”

[OCS: It appears that the conference organizers may be somewhat biased. Raven is not what I would deem an unbiased scientific observer as his best known work, “Butterflies and Plants: A Study in Coevolution” was  published in the journal Evolution in 1964 with co-author Paul R. Ehrlich. Top men, indeed! Also notice that he believes that climate change is reversible – a remarkably safe observation since the climate has been hotter, colder and continues to oscillate between ice ages and warming periods. ]

UN statistics suggest that the global population will increase from the current 7.4 billion to 11.2 billion by 2100. And as Dasgupta noted, most of these extra billions will appear in Africa, where the fertility rate is still twice that of the rest of the world.

[OCS:  The United Nations has an abysmal and corrupt record of self-serving projections.]

“[Africa’s] population is likely to go from roughly one billion now to around 4 billion,” said Dasgupta. “Can you imagine what tensions there are going to be there, especially with climate change coming and hitting the continent more than anywhere else? What do you think is going to happen when the arid regions spread, and a hundred million Africans try to swim across the Mediterranean? It is terrifying.”

[OCS: Could this be the reason why the United Nations refuses to intervene in various genocides and mass depopulation? A hundred million Africans swimming across the Med? It is more likely that indigenous people will adapt to the local conditions rather than migrate. Considering the advances those “evil” Israelis have made in the areas of food, water, medicine, and sanitation in desert areas, it is more likely that people will adapt.]

The crucial point is to put the problem of biological extinctions in a social context, he said. “That gives us a far better opportunity of working out what we need to in the near future. We have to act quickly, however.”

[OCS: Other than the call for urgency, what does this bafflegab really means as the sentence involving “social context” is nonsensical and has little or nothing to do with science or survival.]

Ehrlich agreed: “If you look at the figures, it is clear that to support today’s world population sustainably – and I emphasise the word sustainably – you would require another half a planet to provide us with those resources. However, if everyone consumed resources at the US level – which is what the world aspires to – you will need another four or five Earths.

We are wrecking our planet’s life support systems. We have the capacity to stop that. The trouble is that the danger does not seem obvious to most people, and that is something we must put right.”

[OCS: Scientifically speaking, the Earth’s biosphere is a self-sustaining, self-regulating feedback system that will do as it pleases, regardless of man’s puny efforts to alter planetary conditions. A mass die-off scenario is more credible when one considers an asteroid strike or out-of-control bacteria or viruses. Humans, like all other species, are simply one part of the equation.]

<Source: Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century | Environment | The Guardian>

Bottom line …

With some scientists it is all about politics, science be damned. And, as for economists, Hayek, a Nobel Laureate, claimed that economics co-opted the language of mathematics to lend a precision and credibility that did not, in reality, exist. At some point in time, someone must standup and call bullshit on those who are seeking to curtail our freedoms in pursuing their toxic ideology which will ultimately lead to a totalitarian regime in the United States. Already we appear to have lost most of our Constitution and our freedoms are being impacted every day by unelected bureaucrats and activist judges.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE OSCARS: HYPOCRISY IN HOLLYWOOD

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There is funny. And there is truth. And little of it appeared at the Oscars in the opening moments.

Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue confused and conflated a constitutional and lawful order by the President of the United States on immigration threats facing the safety and security of America  with real discrimination as practiced by Hollywood.

“In Hollywood, we don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate on them based on their age and weight.”

I wonder if documentarian Ezra Edelman sees the rank hypocrisy for calling out law enforcement while accepting an award for a documentary about a black man, O.J. Simpson, killing two white individuals.

“But I want to acknowledge that I would not be standing here tonight if not for two people who are not here with us, Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown. This is for them and their families. It [the Oscar] is also for others. The victims of police violence, police brutality, racially-motivated violence and criminal injustice. This is their story as well as Ron and Nicole’s. I am honored to accept this award on all their behalves. 

Of course, the director of a foreign film from Iran, Asghar Farhadi, did not attend out of respect for those banned from the country … but mentions nothing about the degradation of women, gays being killed for their beliefs, or the death of American soldiers from the improvised weapons supplied by the state-sponsored terrorists from his country. This asswipe represents a country that shouts “Death to America” from the highest councils of power – and then disrespects the Academy and the American people when presented with a prestigious award.

“I am sorry I am not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S. Dividing the world into the us and our enemies category creates fear. A deceitful justification  for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves been victims of aggression .

Hey Asghar, about the democracy and human rights in Iran ---

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And, the same to those in the audience who stood up to cheer and applaud.

Presenter Gael García Bernal, took a shot at American sovereignty with a speech that implied citizens from other counties have some sort of right to enter the United States and he is against any barrier to entry.Of course, he makes no distinction between legal immigrants and workers who are welcomed with open arms and the illegal aliens who trespass on our soil, plunder our kindness, and demand we change our culture to honor the craphole they escaped. 

“Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world. We build families. We construct stories. We build life that cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I am against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

Orlando von Einsiedel (“The White Helmets”) reads a statement from Raed Al Saleh, the head of the White Helmets about the war in Syria. One might ask where are the “Blue Helmets” of the United Nations’ Peacekeepers who are charged with keeping civilian populations safe from genocidal dictators? Or where was former President Barack Obama when he drew that red line against the use of chemical weapons and promptly left to place golf?

“We are so grateful that this film has highlighted our work to the world. Our organization is guided by a verse from the Qur'an, ‘To save one life is to save all of humanity.’ We have saved more than 82,000 civilian lives. I invite anyone here who hears me to work on the side of life to stop the bloodshed in Syria and around the world.”  Added by the statement’s reader, “It’s very easy for these guys to feel forgotten, this war has been going on for six years. If everyone could just stand up and remind them that we all care this war ends as quickly as possible.”

The crowd leaps to their feet in a demonstration of virtue signaling, mindless of the total hypocrisy that this war is about Muslims fighting other Muslims without regard to the Qur’an or their religion of peace.

This Oscar performance will be added to the record book …

It appears that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidently announced the wrong picture for the evening’s biggest award for best picture.

Bottom line …

The hypocrisy and smarminess and snarkiness of Hollywood knows no end. As for the shots at Trump – he is a New York celebrity just like them and can take care of himself just fine. Let us not forget that these are the “Do as I say, Don’t do as I do” crowd that believes that they have some moral imperative to tell us how to live our lives as they entertain us. Unfortunately, there is less entertainment and more indoctrination in film. Oh where is John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston, and the other patriots of old.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OSCAR CONDOMS TO PROTECT PATRIOTS FROM PROGRESSIVE IDIOCY ...

Sunday, February 26, 2017 marks the self-congratulatory celebration of the ego-centric narcissists, most of who are told they are among the elite whose feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and opinions supersede those of the great unwashed public. Unfortunately, most of these self-indulgent individuals are insulated by wealth and position against the very things they promote to the public. These are mostly progressive socialist democrats who capitalize on the freedoms protected by the Constitution as they promote an ideology, socialism and communism, which would deprive these very same individuals and the general public of their rights. The rank hypocrisy of demanding gun control while glorifying violence and the use of guns in their films is stunning. Pretty much an illustration of the “don’t do as I do, do as I say” thinking.

So I suggest that Oscar condoms be used on the Oscars of John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston, and the others who believed in America, our Constitution, and our unique position in this world …

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Bottom line …

While these progressives are freaking out over President Donald Trump, we see the progressive socialist democrats openly embracing a communist (Bernie Sanders) and considering the appointment of an anti-White, Anti-Semitic, un-American racist (Keith Ellison) to head the Democrat National Committee. Is there any wonder the nation, except for the bicoastal enclaves of progressive idiocy, has turned their back on those who are destroying America from within?

<<<Sort of good news received after this post was written: Tom Perez was elected Saturday as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee. Not that he is not a progressive socialist democrat who supports illegal aliens over law-abiding Americans. >>>

So while you watch these shameless fools mouthing the words written by others with feigned sincerity (after all they are actors), remember that the majority of these people would see you, your neighbor, and your community grovel at the feet of illegal alien thugs while begging for mercy rather than helping you defend your rights – including the right of self-defense and defense against government tyranny.

These are extremely well-paid clowns and jesters – entertainment. Not sages worthy of examining our moral worth, our position in the world,  or the direction of our country.

Perhaps, Winston Churchill said it best …

“How hard to build. How easy to evacuate. How hard to capture. How easy to do nothing. How hard to achieve anything. War is action, energy & hazard. These sheep only want to browse among the daisies.”

Written by Winston Churchill on February 22, 1916 after being excluded from the British wartime coalition government. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


L.A. COUNTY MEASURE "H" -- TAX GRAB ON BEHALF OF BUREAUCRATS IN THE NAME OF THE HOMELESS

In the guise of good citizenship and improving voter turnout, this email from Los Angeles County is a de facto one-sided pitch for additional tax money to solve the homeless problem in Los Angeles County …

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Where will the millions in tax money actually go? Let us deconstruct the language …

Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness. To fund mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults; shall voters authorize Ordinance No. 2017-0001 to levy a 1/4 cent sales tax for ten years, with independent annual audits and  citizens' oversight?

These items are already funded by taxes collected in the normal course of business and administered by a large unionized bureaucracy filled with waste, fraud, and abuse. In many cases, funds are disbursed to progressive organizations who may also be involved in voter registration and turnout programs that overwhelmingly benefit the progressive socialist democrats. 

There is no such thing as a temporary tax – we have seen historical examples where so-called temporary taxes are simply renewed with a statement essentially claiming that these measures are “revenue neutral” because they are already being collected.

As for independent annual audits, this is a joke as much of the funding flows through a financial system that is designed to be deceptive. As for the citizen’s oversight, most of these people are appointed by politicians and may have substantial self-interest in the programs they are overseeing.

The plan?

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One need only look at this chart from the 130-page report to see that this is a bureaucratic windfall for funneling money to government entities and the politically-connected special interests.

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Politically-connected slumlord assistance plan ...

Facilitate Utilization of Federal Housing Subsidies

Federal housing subsidies play a critical role in combatting homelessness; however, the current very low vacancy rate in the rental housing market makes it very difficult for families and individuals with a federal subsidy to secure housing. To mitigate this problem, for two years, the County could provide the following incentives for landlords to accept subsidized tenants:

• Damage Mitigation/Property Compliance Fund.

This program should be similar to Oregon’s Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program, which provides financial assistance to landlords to mitigate damage caused by tenants during their occupancy under the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program,
Family Unification Program, and Shelter Plus Care/Continuum.

In addition, the program should provide landlords with modest financial assistance to repair and/or modify their property to comply with HUD Quality Housing Standards, if property non-compliance is the only barrier to accepting a subsidized tenant

• Vacancy payments to hold units.

Develop a program to provide landlords vacancy payments to hold a rental unit for 1-2 months once a tenant with a subsidy has been accepted by the landlord, while the landlord is going through the HUD approval process. This program is needed on a temporary basis, due to the current, exceptionally low rental housing vacancy rate in Los Angeles County.

The County is already implementing such a program under the Department of Health
Service’s Housing for Health Program and the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing Program.

• Security Deposit Assistance.

Develop a program to provide security deposit assistance to homeless individuals and families by either covering the amount of the security deposit or having the County guarantee the deposit.

The latter could be modeled after Monterey County’s Security Deposit Guarantee Program which allows low-income households to spread out the security deposit over a period of time. The County would sign an agreement with the landlord that guarantees them the full amount of the deposit while allowing the tenant to make monthly payments with no interest. If tenant defaults, the County would be responsible for paying the difference owed to the landlord.  

Yeah right …

"Sanctuary" Cities in Los Angeles County

Despite federal law (the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) requiring local government to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security, some cities across the United States have adopted what are commonly known as "sanctuary policies." These generally direct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal immigrants living in their communities. These policies do not make a distinction between legal and illegal residents, often allowing persons with no legal status in the United States to fully benefit from city services. The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles both have formally adopted "sanctuary" policies. There are other cities (and some school districts) within Los Angeles County that have also allegedly adopted and/or practice variations of these policies. Contact your local city hall for more information. <Source>

Targeted SSI Advocacy for Inmates

The goal of the program would be to assist disabled, incarcerated individuals in completing and submitting their SSI application prior to discharge or in securing
reinstatement of their SSI benefits, if the individual was receiving SSI prior to being incarcerated. This program should be a collaborative with the Countywide SSI
Advocacy Program, as described in Recommended Strategy C4. 

The following would be components of the program:

Pre-Release

A. Facility gathers list of release-eligible inmates at least three months prior to discharge, six months is preferable.

B. Benefits eligibility specialists are assigned to screen for SSI and SSDI eligibility.

Screening encompasses:

Checking each inmate’s social security number, citizenship or eligible immigration status and current benefit status;

• Meeting with inmate to complete a questionnaire to determine whether individual
has a severe mental or physical impairment or is aged (age 65) for potential eligibility for SSI. Also review work history and get earnings record to determine potential eligibility for SSDI.

Housing Authority Family Reunification Program

The goal of the Family Reunification Program is to house formerly incarcerated persons (FIP) released from the criminal justice system within the last 24 months
with family members who are current participants of HACLA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

This plan would serve to facilitate the connection of LASD and Probation clients to the program and allow them to make referrals directly from their systems to the three partner non-profit agencies currently working with HACLA. Non-profit organizations assist this population by providing supportive services to the FIP to ensure successful re-integration to the family and community. 

It’s all about the money and benefiting criminals who are statistically likely to become recidivists and return to jail. Since many in the criminal community are multi-generational gang members, where is the protection of law-abiding citizens from these thugs. Oh I forgot – felons are not supposed to have weapons and the progressive socialist democrats wants to disarm law-abiding citizens who are the natural prey for these thugs.

For those wishing to read the report, it can be found at: Los Angeles County Strategies to Combat Homelessness

Bottom line …

Why feed a wasteful and inefficient beast that refuses to prioritize the use of the taxpayer’s funding. Ask yourself how significant amounts of money be diverted to art programs that do nothing to repair, replace, or build-out our crumbling infrastructure? As yourself how many millions have been paid to individuals for government wrongdoing? Ask yourself w we continue to pour more and more money into educational systems that graduate functional illiterates? Ask yourself why we overlook American citizens and those who are lawfully in our country to support massive social benefits to illegal aliens and those who game the system.

Simply put, the title of this legislation “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness,” is false and misleading because if history is a guide, most of the money will flow to the unionized bureaucracy and politically connected special interests like slumlords that charge prevailing rents using subsidies from the taxpayers.

I have no problem with social programs as long as they are well-designed, well-executed, well-monitored, and politicians and others who abuse the system go to jail.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CONDONING CRIME BY ILLEGAL ALIENS?

There is little or no doubt in my mind that the Wall Street Journal panders to those who want cheap labor, but not necessarily cheap labor that also votes for progressive socialist causes. In spite of owning the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, Rupert Murdoch is himself an immigrant from Australia who appears to have become an America so he could own and operate telecommunications assets in the United States. He does not appear to be a constitutional conservative or anything other than an opportunity-seeking businessman.

Mixed Messaging: Stop if you do not bring an economic advantage.

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So we must question why the Wall Street Journal is apparently condoning the use of “false documents” and suggesting that strict enforcement of our immigration laws be relaxed for illegal aliens who have committed “minor” crimes.

Trump’s Deportation Surge Bravo for sparing the ‘dreamers,’ but the rest is enforcement overkill.

President Trump campaigned on enforcing immigration law, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly plans to deliver. On Tuesday Mr. Kelly ordered a deportation surge that will cost billions of dollars and expand the size and intrusiveness of government in ways that should make conservatives wince.

In a pair of memos the Secretary fleshes out the Administration’s immigration priorities to protect public safety. By all means deport gangbangers and miscreants. But Mr. Kelly’s order is so sweeping that it could capture law-abiding immigrants whose only crime is using false documents to work. This policy may respond to the politics of the moment, but chasing down maids and meatpackers will not go down as America’s finest hour.

[OCS: “False documents” implies perjury in obtaining legitimate credentials, forgery of government documents, or identity theft which is the assumption of documents that belong to another. I was challenged by the Internal Revenue Code to account for about $16,000 of additional income that I did not report. I sent the IRS documentation of my income and they determined that someone just made up a social security number like mine and went about their business. Their use of false documents cost me time, effort, and money to clear my name. Consider someone who is actually denied medical care because their insurance account was appropriated by an illegal alien. False documents are a major problem and should be punished severely.]

Under Mr. Kelly’s guidelines, any undocumented immigrant who has committed even a misdemeanor could be “subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.” So a restaurant worker with an expired visa or driver without a license who is caught rolling a stop sign could be an expulsion target.

[OCS: Entering the United States illegally the first time is a misdemeanor; however every subsequent entry is a felony. Perhaps we should look at those who continually cross back-and-forth over the border as felons, not as those who are guilty of a lesser crime.. The truth is that most of the illegal aliens do not want to assimilate into an American culture, but want to preserve their language, customs, food, dress, and allegiance to their nation of original – while enjoying safer conditions, better pay, and a host of social safety-net benefits not found in their country. As for the WSJ example, it is a straw-man argument because this is clearly a situation where prosecutorial discretion applies.]

One question is whether all this effort is needed. More than 90% of the 65,000 undocumented immigrants removed last year from the U.S. interior were convicted criminals, and about 2,000 were affiliated with gangs. This suggests that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is already targeting and removing as many bad guys as it can locate.

[OCS: Politically correct bafflegab. First, these are not undocumented immigrants, they are illegal aliens under the law; with no legal right to remain in the United States and provided with “constitutional rights” because they are on our soil. Second, what of the 40-plus percent of “documented” illegal aliens who arrived in the United States legally and then overstayed their visa. Thus violating their pledge to return to their country of origin; and possibly have committed perjury if there were false statements in their visa application.]

<Source: Wall Street Journal>

Bottom line …

America is being sold out by the grand poohbahs that run the show – be they billionaires like the former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the former Aussie immigrant Rupert Murdoch, or the President of the United States, Donald Trump. All businessmen who may regard conservatism and the United States Constitution as an impediment to doing business globally. They are insulated by their wealth and position from the consequences of their decisions.

It is time to realize that illegal immigrants, like a hoard of locusts, is fast devouring our resources and changing the culture and character of our nation.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ALAN COLMES DEAD AT 66: DEMOCRATS LURCH LEFTWARD

With the death of progressive socialist democrat Alan Colmes, I could not help but think that the democrat party has once again taken another lurch leftward into the world of the corrupt ideologues such as Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Keith Ellison, and an outright communist like Bernie Sanders …

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Colmes, 66, died at a Manhattan medical center on February 23, 2017, at the age of 66 after suffering from lymphoma. Regardless of Colmes politics, Colmes appeared to be a decent guy who was open to argument – on the wrong side of history – but someone willing to listen.

Bottom line …

The democrat party of my parents is dead. The democrat party of the baby boomers, influenced heavily by the agitation and propaganda of the Soviet infiltrators of the era became or deeply influenced the governing and bureaucratic class in America. A few became domestic terrorists like Barack Obama’s close friends, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Many simply were anti-America and admired murdering thuggish dictators like Che Guevara, Fidel and Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez, and others who were virulently anti-America, anti-democracy, and gross human rights violators.

So with the passing of Colmes, one expects to see the progressive socialist democrats, once again, lurch ever leftward – away from constitutional conservatisms and the core values which make America great toward self-destructive and human rights abusing socialism and communism. 

Make no mistake about it, while Alan Colmes was a smart, articulate, and smiling individual, he was also the ideological enemy of constitutional conservatism and much of what makes America great.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


FELLOW CONSERVATIVES: BEFORE YOU PUSH THAT REPLY BUTTON ...

A few days ago, I asked if an advocacy pitch for abortion was another pitch to grab the names of conservatives that could be profitably marketed to advertisers …

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And used the example of CauseAction which appears to be a commercial list company offering its platform to conservative causes …

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And, lo and behold, today’s email brought two separate pitches from one of those gold sellers who favor a conservative audience and dire political warnings in their pitch …

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Bottom line …

Before you respond to that supposed political message, donate to one of those scammy causes, receive an apocalyptic warning about your finances, or are presented with a secret and miracle cure for a major disease -- remember what the Better Business Bureau is fond of saying “Investigate BEFORE you Invest.” And, if the offer is free, the chances are that it is your name being collected for profitable resale to advertisers.

Forewarned is Forearmed.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


STUPID, SELF-INDULGENT, AND OVERLY-PAMPERED YALE STUDENTS ARE UNHAPPY (AGAIN) ..

Yale, the bastion of elitism and unearned self-certainty, apparently wants to exert leadership in social virtue signaling – perhaps to compensate for their abysmal historical record of racism and anti-Semitism. Quick to condemn America for its “colonialism,” Yale students overlook the university’s role in the very government who administered “colonial powers.” To this day, Yale graduates have an extraordinary impact on U.S. politics, from the two Bush Presidencies, to John Kerry who headed a corrupt State Department filled with Yalies.

I can understand why some students might be offended that Calhoun College, named after John C. Calhoun (D-SC), the slave owning seventh Vice President of the United States, did not send the politically correct progressive socialist democrat message. But to put up a fuss when the college was renamed to  “Grace Hopper College” is both nonsensical and idiotic. I guess it is not enough to name the college after an accomplished white woman of remarkable achievement and military service.

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“Amazing Grace”

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. In 1944, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL [COmmon Business Oriented Language], one of the first high-level programming languages.

Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she was sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace". The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper was named for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC. On November 22, 2016, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Why not rename the entire University to distance the “morally superior” virtue signaling student body from the racist past of Yale’s founder, Elihu Yale.

The Indian history of the racist, slave-trading Yale University founder

This month, the famous Ivy League University founded by Elihu Yale made headlines for deciding to rename one of its colleges. Calhoun College, named after former US Vice President John Calhoun, would be renamed in honour of Grace Murray Hopper, a 1934 alumnus and US Navy rear admiral, for her valuable contributions to computer science.

The change was not merely cosmetic – Yale University’s President wrote in a letter to the campus community that “John Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately supported slavery as a ‘positive good’” was fundamentally at conflict with Yale’s mission and values. But as political commentators pointed out, Calhoun’s history with racial oppression was nothing compared to that of the university’s founding father.

This may explain why Elihu Yale is described as both a “merchant and philanthropist” by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and in politically conscious discourse, vilified as someone who encouraged (if not directly profited) from the practice of shipping slaves to remote parts of the English colonies. One of the most telling clues to Elihu Yale’s fondness for slaves may be found in two oil paintings that used to hang at the Yale University: in each of them, a floridly accoutred Yale is flaunting his good fortune with a small dark-skinned boy, a Tamil it would seem, by their side. What makes the image even more distasteful is that the boy wears a collar like a domesticated wild animal, around his neck. <Source>’'

“Alien and unwashed elements” at Yale …

YALE'S LIMIT ON JEWISH ENROLLMENT LASTED UNTIL EARLY 1960'S, BOOK SAYS

Not until the early 1960's did Yale University end an informal admissions policy that restricted Jewish enrollment to about 10 percent, according to a new book published by Yale University Press.

The book, ''Joining the Club,'' which began as a sophomore term paper by Dan A. Oren, a 1979 Yale graduate, documents anti-Semitism reaching from fraternity brothers to board trustees. Much of the research is based on university documents.

One document, a folder now in the university archives, labeled ''Jewish Problem,'' contains a memo from the admissions chairman of 1922 urging limits on ''the alien and unwashed element.'' The next year, the admissions committee enacted the ''Limitation of Numbers'' policy, an informal quota. Jewish enrollment was held to about 10 percent for four decades.

''There were vicious, ugly forms of discrimination at Yale, as with the larger society,'' the current Yale University Secretary, John A. Wilkinson, said. ''It's part of our history, and we should face up to it.''  The book, he said, has uncovered ''what we've all suspected and some have known for a long time.''  <Source>

Bottom line …

I have been in data processing my whole life. I can program in a number of languages. And, I think that Grace Hopper’s contribution to our society have earned her a place on the educational pantheon – even if she is not an obscure woman of color with dubious achievements.

Progressive “students of color,” many of who are progressive socialist democrats, continue to display rank hypocrisy in demanding that the world erase its historical past and to re-write history as a politically correct exercise in power politics. It is amazing that these students are not attacking the cloistered Yale societies such as “Skull and Bones” … but then again, they do not want to antagonize those who will most surely push back. Pretty much why you find Black Lives Matter, a socialist front group, chasing a few rogue cops when thousands of blacks are killed in the inner cities each year. Empowered by the mainstream media and those who back the progressives, we are seeing our history – and society – crumble before our very eyes; destroyed by those of little or no personal accomplishment.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


"PREBORN" -- ANOTHER ADVOCACY SALES PITCH FOR YOUR NAME?

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Each day brings another creative list generation device or fundraising pitch from the “cause” industry which often appears to be more about monetizing public interest causes and fundraising than advocacy …

No matter how you may feel about the issue, make sure that your response is effective and is not simply a trick to capture your name or money.

Here is an example …

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What a year in our fight for the Preborn.

Fellow Conservative...

Now you can have a direct impact on the battle that rages on today in DC
and easily send your personalized "Life Envelope Day" postcards.

The callous "baby parts" profiteering by Planned Parenthood has been exposed.

President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court,
a Constitutional conservative who now needs your support. 

Despite this progress…

Planned Parenthood is fighting tooth and nail to maintain their 500 million dollar taxpayer subsidy as they frantically scrub their websites of any reference to offering "prenatal" care. Thankfully, that Planned Parenthood hoax is finally over.

The Senate Select Committee on Infant Lives is soon to recommend 22 criminal indictments of members of the abortion cartel.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch , an eminently qualified Constitutionalist, is being called every false name in the book by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

But the killing of 3,000 Innocents per day continues.

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Our National leadership needs to hear from you as the Preborn cannot speak for themselves.

It takes only a click of your mouse

And we’ve got just the way to do it, and it’s powerful in its simplicity. You see, we know first-hand just how powerful it is. Congressional staffers have often told us -

"Physically-delivered, postal mail is what gets the boss' attention... big time"

That's why this is the year to flood key-influencer's Congressional offices with delivered “Life Envelope Day 2017” cards culminating with a final delivery just before Life Envelope Day, June 18, 2017.

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Remember, we do all the work for you. .

The Preborn need you. They need your voice. NOW!

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This is a message sent to <redacted>. If you no longer wish to receive mail from this advertiser, you can opt-out here.

Read our Privacy Policy

© Life Envelope Day 2017 - All Rights Reserved.

90 Main Street; Suite 213A
Centerbrook,CT 06409
All inquiries please to: rich@<redacted>

Just wondering …

(1) It appears that the “privacy policy” link is simply part of an email template that was not completed correctly. (“advertiser_policy_url_here”).

(2) Pushing the “send cards” button redirects you to “pushmailcards.com” which is the same registrant and address as Statware, CauseAction, and Life Envelope Day 2017.

(3) Is the name for inquiries (“rich”) linked to Richard LePoutre who owns and operates the commercial list software firm Statware.

(4) Is this a scheme to create, verify, and update a list of “conservatives” which could be rented to other causes at a significant profit?

(5) Why cannot I easily find any reference to this effort that does not lead back to a single individual and a commercial list company? And, it appears I cannot find any legitimate designation of a “Life Envelope Day.”

Bottom line …

There is an old saying in data processing: if you do not know who is paying for the “free” product or service, it is likely that it is your information being sold for a profit to advertisers and government agencies.

Most mass action petitions mean little or nothing to legislators and other high-ranking officials who are mostly swayed by their political party’s positions, the lobbyists, the large contributors, the mainstream media, and public opinion polls. If you desire to break through the noise and have your opinion heard, telephone your representative’s local office, give your name and number, state your position politely, and ask for a follow-up. Following it up with an actual letter (in your own words) will maximize the impact. Having your neighbors sign a petition and delivering it to your local office means more to the legislator than a nation-wide petition containing names from non-constituents.

I leave you with the words of the Better Business Bureau: “Investigate BEFORE you invest.”

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Disclaimer: OCS is neither for nor against the position advocated in the illustrative example; nor do we take any position regarding the example’s sponsor.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS