Archive for September, 2017

What Hath Trump Wrought?

September 27, 2017

The mainstream media should be thankful that President Donald Trump is in office. Without a missing Malaysian airliner or a new Al Capone’s vault, they report on the First Lady wearing heels or every word of every Real Donald Trump Tweet.

The poor snowflakes, who hang on every word spewed from the mouths of Scott Pelley, Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace and Rachel Maddow, are led to believe the President has done absolutely nothing since taking the Oath of Office on the Holy Bible.

These pitiful losers probably never saw a real resolute prezzy. If they heard Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt or Harry Truman they would recoil and melt like cotton candy.

I have only known four such presidents in my lifetime: Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan and Trump. Harry, Ronnie and The Donald endured extreme criticism but fortunately it rolled off their backs like water off of a duck.

The other night on Sean Hannity’s show Monica Crowley stated that Trump really enjoys and gets off on all this criticism because it is a major distraction by the media so he can get things done.

Notice the media never mentions all the things he’s accomplished to make it look like he’s doing nothing, but if you do some real digging you can discover the totality of the makeover brought about in a short time by the Trump Administration. The fact checkers, of course, will deny anything our President accomplishes and always will.

Here is a partial list of DJT accomplishments so far:
1) He got conservative judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
2) The stock market is at an all-time high.
3) Consumer confidence is at an all-time high.
4) He created more than a million jobs by undoing Obama’s regulations.
5) Mortgage applications for new homes is at a 7 year high.
6) Unemployment rate is at a 16 year low.
7) Signed the promoting women in entrepreneurship act.
8) Gutted 800 Obama era regulations thus freeing up companies to hire again and get the economy moving once again.
9) Ended the war on coal and caused a new mine for coal mining to open that will mine clean coal. He also put the miners back to work.
10) Weakened Dodd-Frank regulations.
11) Promotes buying and hiring American.
12) Investments from major businesses such as Foxconn, Ford ,Toyota, Intel amd others will build here now.
13) Reduced illegal immigration by over 70%.
14) Bids for the border wall are underway and prototypes are being constructed.
15) He’s fighting back against sanctuary cities.
16) Changed the rules of engagement against ISIS that favored the enemy.
17) Drafted a plan to defeat ISIS.
18) Worked to reduce the cost of the F-35 fighter jets.
19) Imposed a five year lobbying plan.
20) Sanctioned Iran over its missile program.
21) Responded to Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
22) Introduced his tax reform plan.
23) He’s renegotiating NAFTA.
24) He withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership thus keeping jobs here.
25) He pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accords thus saving us millions of dollars every year.
26) Created a task force to reduce crime.
27) The DOJ is targeting dangerous gangs like MS-13.
28) Signed independence and economic growth law.
29) Signed an executive order to protect police officers and target drug cartels.
30) Signed an executive order for religious freedom.
31) His administration is working on sending education back to the states.
32) He’s fixing the dept. of Veterans affairs so now vets can choose their own doctors and be covered. This also protects whistle blowers and allows VA to terminate bad employees..
33) Authorized construction of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines. The Dakota pipeline is up and running without harming the environment.
34) Created commissions on election fraud and opioid addiction.
35) Food stamp use is the lowest level in seven years.
36) Reduced the White House payroll saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
37) He’s donating his salary to various causes.
38) Signed 52 pieces of legislation.
39) Cut 600 billion from UN peacekeeping mission.
40) Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years except for a bump caused by the hurricane.

The President signed around 150 executive orders, memoranda and proclamations during his first six months in office including:

* Dismantling Obama’s climate change initiatives.
* Travel bans for individuals from a select number of countries embroiled in terrorist atrocities or threats against the United States.
* Enforcing regulatory reform.
* Protecting Law enforcement.
* Mandating for every new regulation to eliminate two.
* Defeating ISIS.
* Rebuilding the military.
* Building a border wall.
* Cutting funding for sanctuary cities.
* Approving pipelines.
* Reducing regulations on manufacturers.
* Placing a hiring freeze on federal employees.
* Exiting the US from the TPP.

The President donates his salary to charity and has donated his own money to hurricane relief and Veteran’s causes. He did not become President to enrich himself but so America, through him, can become great and prosper again.

All the media cares about is how they can destroy him. They have no solutions of their own. They are all deranged ideologues suffering from what is known as Trump derangement syndrome. No wonder the media and congress has watched their ratings plummet. I hope the civilized and educated Americans realize by now that most polls must be taken with a grain of salt.

If the Republican leadership would help just a tiny bit, America might have a chance. McConnell and Ryan got where they are, multi-millionaires with big mouths, by swimming with the snakes and crocodiles.

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GOD BLESS THOSE WHO DID NOT TAKE A KNEE

September 24, 2017

While the poor depraved starving professional football, baseball and basketball players were taking a knee along with millionaire Hollywood Stars, our Coast Guard was working 24 hours a day saving thousands of hurricane victims in Houston, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Thank you Coast Guard for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While Dreamers were protesting and waving Mexican Flags, the United States Armed Forces has been fighting terrorism and saving innocent lives at home and on foreign soil.

Thank you Veterans for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While anarchy groups disrupt lives, destroy property and beat up innocent Americans, our Police Officers endure rocks, bottles and bullets as they protect and serve the American People.

Thank you Police Officers and all First Responders for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While General George Washington was fighting for Freedom and Independence and trying to hold his Army together during freezing weather and sweltering heat, he TOOK A KNEE only when he prayed to Almighty God. Otherwise, the Father of our Nation risked everything for our Freedom.

Thank you President Washington.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his First Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, a group of western cowboys and eastern volunteers known as the “Rough Riders” along with other U.S. forces, sustained 205 killed and 1,180 wounded during the Battle of San Juan Hill. Roosevelt’s charge resulted in a decisive victory for the U.S. as the Spanish fled and their Fleet was destroyed on July 3, 1898 by waiting U.S. Naval Forces.

Thank you President Roosevelt for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

President Roosevelt’s son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was a Veteran of WWI. After the War, Ted was Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor-General of the Philippines, Vice President of Doubleday Books and CEO of American Express. When WWII broke out Ted did the unexpected, he joined the Army as a Colonel. When he heard about the planned invasion of Normandy, Ted asked to participate. By this time Ted was a Brigadier General and his boss told him he could not participate. After being turned down a second time, General Roosevelt put the request in writing which meant that only General Eisenhower could deny the request. However, Ted’s boss tried to reason with him. He told Roosevelt that his arthritis was so bad Ted could barely walk and had to use a cane. He said Ted’s heart was so bad he would never survive the landing at Normandy. General Roosevelt’s response was that those were good reasons to send him instead of some younger officer.


Roosevelt was the only general officer on the first wave of the Invasion of Normandy. He was the first man off the landing craft. The movie, “The Longest Day” portrays Roosevelt’s actions during that landing. Henry Fonda played General Roosevelt in the movie. Roosevelt spent all day on the beach directing troops to safety, directing the offload of supplies and making order out of chaos. A month later, Roosevelt died in France of a massive heart attack.

  

Years later, Five Star General Omar Bradley was asked what was the most courageous act he witnessed during his long career. Without hesitation he responded, “Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach.” General George Patton said Ted Roosevelt was the bravest soldier he ever knew.

Ted Roosevelt and Five Star General Douglas MacArthur are the only two Medal of Honor recipients whose fathers were Medal of Honor recipients.

The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States lists six ends to which the Constitution is addressed: union, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, general welfare, and liberty. The last is presented most fully, “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Taken together, those six define the end goals of our government. The history of the founding generation of the United States of America is in no small measure a history of finding the way to a “more perfect union,” the first item on the list.

The way is what Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln later called. “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

When duty calls in America, some people, great and small, answer the call while others TAKE A KNEE or seek a SAFE SPACE. While some people enjoy and cherish the blessings of liberty, millions who live under the umbrella of America’s greatness, like spoiled rich brats living in the lap of luxury, spit on freedom and the graves of those who paid the ultimate price for that freedom. They have the freedom to disrespect America and I have the freedom not to like it and not to watch their tantrums.

God bless America.

Will You Fight Against Prosperity?

September 15, 2017

President Trump is right: the Middle Class is shrinking. This group used to make up the vast majority of the American population, but now stands at roughly 50% of the American population.

There is no single definition of who is included in the Upper Class. Many think of the upper class in terms of the 1%. To be in the richest 1% nationally, a household needs to have an annual income of at least $389,436, according to the Economic Policy Institute. But some might argue that the upper class is larger than that if you look at America as a whole.

According to census data from 2015, 6.1% of households bring in $200,000 and higher every year and 14.1% bring in between $100,000 and $150,000. This group is the Upper Middle Class.

An Urban Institute paper argued that what they referred to as upper middle class, or those with a three-person household income between $100,000 and $350,000, has grown from 12.9% of the population in 1979 to 29.4% in 2014. It found that people with higher incomes saw their earnings grow faster than those with lower incomes.

“The idea that the real divide is between ordinary members of the bottom 99% and the rich 1% is a dangerous one, since it makes it easier for those in the upper middle class to convince themselves they are in the same economic boat as the rest of America; they’re not,” wrote Nathan Joo and Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institution.

Given that “Upper Middle Class” turns out to be a synonym for wealthy, the true Middle Class includes the Middle Middle Class and the Lower Middle Class.

The Pew Research Center defines the Middle-Income category as including adults with family-of-three equivalent incomes between two-thirds and double the national median. This brings the range from $37,666 to $113,000 according to current levels.

Those belonging to the Lower Middle Class do not live in poverty, but they are often one misfortune away from being hurtled below the poverty line. Brookings Institution defined this group as including those with income between 100 and 250% of the federal poverty level, or between $18,871 and $47,177 for a family of three.

The Lowest Class includes any American household that falls under the poverty line, meaning families or individuals who don’t earn enough money to meet their basic needs. The Census Bureau estimates that about 14% of the U.S. population, approximately 43 million people, live below the poverty line and fall into this class today.

The current official poverty threshold is an income of $24,257 per year for a family of four and $18,871 for a family of three. This figure has often been hotly debated because many poor Americans live in urban areas that have a high cost of living, making it likely that people earning more would fit the definition of poverty in a high-cost city or region. Conversely, families in many locations can enjoy comfortable living with an income of $24,257 if they have a garden and take advantage of numerous assistance programs.

As the Trump Administration fights to remove the government boot from the necks of the people and elevate more citizens to prosperity, nobody said it was going to be easy. Until politicians become uncomfortable with their abodes in the Swamp and get a taste of the burdens they heaped on us systematically, year after year, the fight to make America great will be fierce and dirty.

Is it Time to Worry about the E-Bomb?

September 11, 2017

Most of us take electricity for granted except during storms or other short term power outages. Usually an hour or so without our TV, lights, electric heat or air is little more than an irritation. On a larger scale, if an outage hits an entire city, emergency resources can only last so long before people die from exposure, food spoils and companies lose millions in lost productivity.

If a power outage strikes on a much larger scale, it could shut down the electronic networks that keep governments and their military running. We are utterly dependent on power, and when it’s gone, things get very bad, very fast.

I am going to discuss an Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb while many people do not understand the Atomic Bomb yet.

The EMP or E-Bomb is a weapon designed to take advantage of the electricity dependency by destroying most machines that use electric power. During a normal power outage generators run hospitals and military essential operations. After an E-Bomb attack, generators would be useless, cars wouldn’t run, and there would be no chance of making a phone call. In a matter of seconds, a big enough e-bomb could thrust an entire city back 200 years or severely cripple a military unit.

The U.S. military has been pursuing the idea of an e-bomb for decades, and many believe it now has such a weapon in its arsenal. On the other end of the scale, terrorist groups likely have low-tech e-bombs to inflict massive damage on the United States. Remember, the number one state supporter of terrorism is Iran, a country recently infused with $140 billion.

The basic idea of an E-Bomb — or more broadly, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon — is pretty simple. These sorts of weapons are designed to overwhelm electrical circuitry with an intense electromagnetic field. The radio signals that transmit AM, FM, television and cell phone calls are all electromagnetic energy, as is ordinary light, microwaves and x-rays.

Electric current generates magnetic fields and changing magnetic fields can induce electric current. This magnetic field, in turn, can induce an electrical current in another conductor, such as a radio receiver antenna. If the fluctuating electrical signal represents particular information, the receiver can decode it.

A low intensity radio transmission only induces sufficient electrical current to pass on a signal to a receiver. But if you greatly increased the intensity of the signal (the magnetic field), it would induce a much larger electrical current. A big enough current would fry the semiconductor components in the radio, disintegrating it beyond repair.

Picking up a new radio would be the least of your concerns, of course. The intense fluctuating magnetic field could induce a massive current in just about any other electrically conductive object including phone lines, power lines and even metal pipes. These unintentional antennas would pass the current spike on to any other electrical components down the line such as a network of computers hooked up to phone lines. A big enough surge could burn out semiconductor devices, melt wiring, fry batteries and even explode transformers.

E-bombs have been in the headlines for a few years, but the concept of EMP weaponry has been around for a long time. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the United States was most concerned with the possibility of a nuclear EMP attack.

This idea dates back to nuclear weapons research from the 1950s. In 1958, American tests of hydrogen bombs yielded some surprising results. A test blast over the Pacific Ocean ended up blowing out streetlights in parts of Hawaii, hundreds of miles away. The blast even disrupted radio equipment as far away as Australia.

Researchers concluded that the electrical disturbance was due to the Compton effect, theorized by physicist Arthur Compton in 1925. Compton’s assertion was that photons of electromagnetic energy could knock loose electrons from atoms with low atomic numbers. In the 1958 test, researchers concluded, the photons from the blast’s intense gamma radiation knocked a large number of electrons free from oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere. This flood of electrons interacted with the Earth’s magnetic field to create a fluctuating electric current, which induced a powerful magnetic field. The resulting electromagnetic pulse induced intense electrical currents in conductive materials over a wide area.

During the cold war, U.S. intelligence feared the Soviet Union would launch a nuclear missile and detonate it some 30 miles above the United States, to achieve the same effect on a larger scale. They feared that the resulting electromagnetic burst would knock out electrical equipment across the United States.

Such an attack is still a possibility, but that is no longer the main concern. These days, U.S. intelligence is giving non-nuclear EMP devices, such as E-Bombs, much more attention. These weapons wouldn’t affect as wide an area, because they wouldn’t blast photons so high above the Earth, but they could be used to create total blackouts on a more local level.

The United States most likely has EMP weapons in its arsenal, but it’s not clear in what form. Much of the United States’ EMP research has involved high power microwaves (HPMs). Reporters have widely speculated that they do exist and that such weapons could be used in a war with Iraq.

Most likely, the United States’ HPM e-bombs aren’t really bombs at all. They’re probably more like super powerful microwave ovens that can generate a concentrated beam of microwave energy. One possibility is the HPM device would be mounted to a cruise missile, disrupting ground targets from above.

This technology is advanced and expensive and so would be inaccessible to military forces without considerable resources. But that’s only one piece of the E-Bomb story. Using inexpensive supplies and rudimentary engineering knowledge, a terrorist organization could easily construct a dangerous E-Bomb device.

In late September 2001, Popular Mechanics published an article outlining this possibility. The article focused on flux compression generator bombs (FCGs), which date back to the 1950s. This sort of e-bomb has a fairly simple, potentially inexpensive design. The design concept has been widely available to the public for some time.

A lot of media attention is focused on Iran developing nuclear weapons. Seriously, how could it be possible that Iran does not already have nuclear weapons? If they have not developed them with help from North Korean and Russian Nuclear Scientists, they have likely purchased them with their windfall from the Obama Administration. Where do you think North Korea is getting funding for its nuclear and ICBM frenzy? What does North Korea export? Are people flocking to North Korea for tourism or education?

The United States is drawn to EMP technology because it is potentially non-lethal, but is still highly destructive. An E-bomb attack would leave buildings standing and spare lives, but it could destroy a sizable military.

There is a range of possible attack scenarios. Low-level electromagnetic pulses would temporarily jam electronics systems, more intense pulses would corrupt important computer data and very powerful bursts would completely fry electric and electronic equipment.

In modern warfare, the various levels of attack could accomplish a number of important combat missions without racking up many casualties. For example, an E-Bomb could effectively neutralize vehicle control systems, targeting systems, communications systems, navigation systems and sensor systems.

EMP weapons could be especially useful in an invasion of Middle-East targets because a pulse might effectively neutralize underground bunkers. Most underground bunkers are hard to reach with conventional bombs and missiles. A nuclear blast could effectively demolish many of these bunkers, but this would take a devastating toll on surrounding areas. An electromagnetic pulse could pass through the ground, knocking out the bunker’s lights, ventilation systems, communications — even electric doors. The bunker would be completely uninhabitable.

U.S. forces are also highly vulnerable to EMP attack, however. In recent years, the U.S. military has added sophisticated electronics to the full range of its arsenal. This electronic technology is largely built around consumer-grade semiconductor devices, which are highly sensitive to any power surge. More rudimentary vacuum tube technology would actually stand a better chance of surviving an e-bomb attack.

A widespread EMP attack in any country would compromise a military’s ability to organize itself. Ground troops might have perfectly functioning non-electric weapons like machine guns, but they wouldn’t have the equipment to plan an attack or locate the enemy. Effectively, an EMP attack could reduce any military unit into a guerilla-type army.

While EMP weapons are generally considered non-lethal, they could easily kill people if they were directed towards particular targets. If an EMP knocked out a hospital’s electricity, for example, any patient on life support would die immediately. An EMP weapon could also neutralize vehicles, including aircraft, causing catastrophic accidents.

Concern about limiting civilian casualties is not something terrorists consider, in fact, just the opposite.