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While the nation is frothing at the mouth about guns, and conveniently forgetting all the other factors that played a much larger role in allowing the tragedy in Florida — such as the numerous opportunities for the FBI to, oh I don’t know, do its job — actions are being taken in the people’s name, and they are too emotionally charged up to even care.
How can we not see how orchestrated this is? The people are currently being played like a fine instrument, and the scariest part, is that many actually think they came to these coordinated party-line opinions all on their own. As if all of society just so happens two fall into one of two categories. The world is not that simple. This is being created. And anyone with an honest opinion which happens to contradict the official narrative is now being openly censored by the major platforms, and that has to tell us something.
Regardless of one’s stance, owning a gun is still a well established right in the founding document of this country, and as the people are almost effortlessly pitted against each other, this country continues to take steps that are both counter to what Trump promised and counter to what the people actually want. Those who speak loudest always appear to represent the largest opinion, but that is simply not the case, and far too many are being cowed by fear and peer-pressure.
Citigroup Enforces Gun Control Restrictions On Customers
The new policy, announced Thursday, prohibits the sale of firearms to customers who have not passed a background check or who are younger than 21. It also bars the sale of bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. It would apply to clients who offer credit cards backed by Citigroup or borrow money, use banking services or raise capital through the company.
This need to force one’s beliefs and moral standards on others in any way possible, laws and rights be damned, out of some wildly misplaced and false moral righteousness (that in truth is being stoked from behind the scenes by those who could not care less about the moral justification for the act) is soaring to new and dangerous heights. In many ways, all of this seems like a way to trick the people into dissolving the Constitution themselves, out of some orchestrated illusion that it is the “right thing to do.”
The bottom line is that private companies have the right to do whatever they want with their own business. Conversely, the people have the right to make a point to not use a financial service that chooses to force its political beliefs on its customers. It would be like trying to by a car, and the company not selling you the car because of who you voted for, and honestly, that doesn’t feel that far off. This country has no sense of itself anymore, it has lost its true essence and now can no longer differentiate between emotions, (irrational or otherwise) and critical thinking or rational thought, between feelings about a subject and the facts at hand. And this is completely orchestrated, but the people are to worked up to realize just how easily they are being played.
Hopefully Citigroup sees a plummet in their share price, not because of my political beliefs, or because I disagree with its stance, but because they are a financial group, and have no place telling their patrons how to think. That is what I disagree with.
NJ Kids Suspended From School For Going To Gun Range with Family On The Weekend
The school’s policy actually stated — before it was secretly wiped and rewritten — that “students could be suspended for up to a year if they are ‘reported to be in possession of a weapon of any type for any reason or purpose on or off school grounds,’”
Since the suspension, NJ.com reported that the “Lacey school district quietly changed” the policy, scrapping the off-school-grounds prohibition and eliminating suspension-length specificity. “‘Students are forbidden to carry any type of weapon or simulated weapon to school,’ the revamped policy states. ‘Strict disciplinary action and legal actions will result if this occurs,’” the news outlet detailed.
However, the child remains in trouble, showing that this was a poor attempt to hide an act that the school was clearly aware was a drastic overreach. The point being that they did not care, as so many have now been manipulated into thinking it is their charge, obligation even, to force what they see as “moral” on those around them, regardless of the individual’s rights. This is a very clear example of social engineering. These people have been convinced that they now have a moral charge to progress their agenda in any way possible, and that sounds dangerously close to a religious belief, or a cult-like mentality.
As YouTube Ignores Child Exploitation, They Announce Ban on Millions of Gun Videos
YouTube has announced that it is banning videos that show users how to manufacture or modify firearms, adding to its ban on videos that link to firearms sales, and as users find that their videos have been removed or their channels are being suspended, some are moving to PornHub and other alternative platforms to promote their content.
This is taking place all while YouTube has ignored ISIS recruiting videos, and conversely, it has chosen to label videos that show the United States committing war crimes, conducting airstrikes that kill innocent civilians and aiding the enemies it claims to be fighting as “extremist content” that is banned from the site.
At the same time, YouTube hosts thousands of videos with millions of views that are disguised as child-friendly content, while they actually promote violence, sex, and pedophilia. Its moderators also revealed in November 2017 that “YouTube’s system for reporting sexualized comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year.”
Yet another example of a private company forcing its political beliefs on its customers, yet one that is arguably a monopoly, which then mean that it has a certain obligation to uphold constitutional rights, which this then violates. But the fact that the platform takes this action to ban gun content almost without hesitation, yet continues to allow pedophiliac content and ISIS videos, reveals a much larger issue at play. And while the country falls into yet another socially engineered trap, the US continues to pull further and further away from what it was once claimed to be, and the people are too distracted to notice, and others too conditioned to see the broken promises for what they truly are.
US Announces Another $1 Billion in New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
The sales are going to include 6,600 TOW 2B missiles, at a cost of about $670 million, with the rest of the contract coming in the form of various parts for US-made vehicles previously sold to the Saudi military. The State Department justified the sales as an attempt to help the Saudis build up their military to “maintain stability.”
The sheer hypocrisy of the action is astounding. How one nation can stand before the world condemning even the slightest transgression of its enemies, while willfully ignoring the atrocities of its allies — such as the actions of Saudi Arabia in Yemen — yet still claim to hold the “moral high ground” is a question all should be asking. And should point directly to the media that mindlessly promotes the misconceptions and lies.
New US Defense Agency’s Report on Global Nuclear Powers Omits Allies
A recent report created by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at the behest of the Senate Armed Services Committee sought to provide an overview of “foreign nuclear weapons-related capabilities.” However, that report focuses on only three of the world’s nine nuclear powers – Russia, China and North Korea – all of which happen to form part of the Trump administration’s new “axis of evil.” The report also makes mention of Iran, Libya, and Syria – also “rogue” states at odds with American foreign policy — even though none of these countries currently possess nuclear weapons.
While the report’s focus on “enemy” nations is unsurprising, what is surprising is the complete lack of attention given to any of the five other foreign nuclear powers that were not mentioned in the report: Pakistan, India, Israel, the United Kingdom, and France. The likely reason for their omission from the report is the fact that all of these countries are staunch U.S. allies — save for Pakistan, whose alliance with the U.S. has recently faltered.
Absurdly, The report on global nuclear powers, makes no mention of India and Pakistan despite their being major tension and conflict between them both, and Pakistan, like the U.S., has consistently refused to reject a first-strike using nuclear weapons. And each country possesses between 120 and 140 nuclear warheads. Why would this be left off of a list about global nuclear powers? Good question. Yet I think we know the answer, like all things today, this report is being used as a political tool and not as an honest way of addressing a potential world threat.
One which people tend to forget is Israel, as it has never officially admitted to having nuclear weapons – a policy known as “nuclear ambiguity” — yet they are widely known to exist, with most estimates placing the total at around 80 nuclear warheads. In addition to being the region’s only nuclear power, Israel is also the only country in the Middle East to not have signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
Because it has not signed the NPT and has not openly declared its stockpile or nuclear doctrine, Israel is free to continue amassing nuclear weapons and to launch a first-strike against would-be adversaries.
It’s Official: US Is Seeking Death Penalty In Drug Cases – But Not For Big Pharma
When Donald Trump suggested imposing the death penalty in drug-related cases, many people thought he was just spouting off at the mouth. Unfortunately, his statements were not just typical Trump talk. They are now official Justice Department policy.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed Federal Prosecutors on March 21 to begin seeking the death penalty in drug-related cases where it is “appropriate.” Which is typically ambiguous, so as to allow them to use this measure when and where they choose. Sessions and his Justice Department are claiming that the policy is being implemented to counter the opioid epidemic, which could not be more insulting, as the very government that allowed this issue to increase, stoked its rise even, are now calling to put to death individuals this very problem has engulfed. That is simply sinister.
How can this be what we have come to? How can any American truly look at such a policy and feel that this represents a nation claiming to support freedom, liberty and free choice? These are the actions of an authoritarian regime, just like we saw in the Philippines. In my opinion, this is just another way to take the focus off of the government connection to the opioid crisis, and correlating rise in opium production in its occupied Afghanistan. As long as they can point to the death of those “evil drug dealers,” and subtly pointing toward Mexico as the culprit, maybe we will forget to point out that this was allowed and fueled by the negligence and greed of the very politicians who are allowing these horrendous policies in the first place.
After Increasing Nat’l Debt a TRILLION in 6 Months, US Gov’t Just Gave Themselves a Massive Raise
This week, the US Congress passed the massive 1.3 trillion-dollar Omnibus spending bill. None of the politicians in Washington likely had any time to read it because the 2,200-page legislation was given to them only hours before they voted on it.
The Senate passed the proposal by a bipartisan 65-32 vote. The House approved the bill Thursday afternoon by a 256-167 vote with bipartisan backing. Exactly why this massive spending bill would receive such large bipartisan support by hundreds of politicians who never read it would be a mystery to those who don’t understand how broken Washington is.
However, to those paying attention, the reason is obvious—it gives the state more money. Both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate increased their own budgets in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package. The Senate alone increased its total salaries of officers and employees by $12.6 million. It wasn’t just the Senate. Every single government agency (except for the Government Publishing Office, which remains the same), has increased their department’s budget in this bill—to the tune of hundreds of millions.
According to Paul, the US government has become so disgustingly gluttonous that they spend $1.7 billion a year to maintain 770,000 EMPTY buildings—all the while, purchasing more property. American college students dig themselves a never-ending pit of debt as they progress through higher education, and the US is doling out tens of billions of dollars to pay for college in other countries as well as support their militaries.
This does not really seem like “American First,” but that was a Trump notion that was dispelled long ago as far as I am concerned. Anyone who cannot see that this is not some long-con meant to “trick the deep state,” and is in fact the very opposite of what was promised, is simply lying to themselves.
In addition to the spending, there was a very deceptive and unconstitutional act secretly added to this spending bill, which has noting to do with spending.
Responsibility Deflected, The CLOUD Act Passes
In the final pages of the bill—meant only to appropriate future government spending—lawmakers snuck in a separate piece of legislation that made no mention of funds, salaries, or budget cuts. Instead, this final, tacked-on piece of legislation will erode privacy protections around the globe.
This bill is the CLOUD Act. It was never reviewed or marked up by any committee in either the House or the Senate. It never received a hearing. It was robbed of a stand-alone floor vote because Congressional leadership decided, behind closed doors, to attach this un-vetted, unrelated data bill to the $1.3 trillion government spending bill. Congress has a professional responsibility to listen to the American people’s concerns, to represent their constituents, and to debate the merits and concerns of this proposal amongst themselves, and this week, they failed.
As we wrote before, the CLOUD Act is a far-reaching, privacy-upending piece of legislation that will:
- Enable foreign police to collect and wiretap people’s communications from U.S. companies, without obtaining a U.S. warrant.
- Allow foreign nations to demand personal data stored in the United States, without prior review by a judge.
- Allow the U.S. president to enter “executive agreements” that empower police in foreign nations that have weaker privacy laws than the United States to seize data in the United States while ignoring U.S. privacy laws.
- Allow foreign police to collect someone’s data without notifying them about it.
- Empower U.S. police to grab any data, regardless if it’s a U.S. person’s or not, no matter where it is stored.
America First? There could not be a policy further from “America First” than what this entails. But maybe that is why it was secretly slipped in, and why Americans are being turned on each other over something that is supposed to an inalienable right. Yet, facts no longer matter today it would seem, as most no longer even understand the meaning of the term.
Well let me remind you. An inalienable right is defined as:
A right according to natural law, a right that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred
But truth and facts, are quickly taking a back seat to the wholly created and directed emotional response of the mindless masses. This is what America is being turned into, a mob. Unless we do something about it…
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