Most Fragrant Wisterias
The beauty of the colorful curtain of scented flowers in spring and summer, the elegant foliage, the fascinating drooping of flowers of the Wisteria is one of the best ornamental vines. During blooming, it produce a sweet pleasant scent; the best species of wisteria flowers produce fragrance is the Chinese wisteria that has the most notable pleasant scent.
University, Community College or Trade School
Reasons Your New Bachelor's Degree is Worthless
A college degree doesn't guarantee security, just as not having a college degree doesn't guarantee failure. When making the decision whether to attend or not, check the facts as they pertain to your individual situation.On average, the cost for one year of attendance at four-year public college or university costs 40% of a family’s income, and on average, approximately 40% of students leave school with a debt of $22,000. If you’re from a family that earns between $40k and $50k, that number jumps to $28,000. Why not a trade school? the world needs carpenters, plumbers and electricians.
Are Student Loans Worth It?
3-23-20, TheSimpleDollar --While a top-tier college education can lead to better job prospects and lifetime earnings overall, some expensive colleges aren't worth it. More than $1.3 trillion dollars, with $2,726 added every second for student loan debt. For individuals it's a lifetime sentence of debt. And for most, it represents regret – and a whole lot of it. For the graduating class of 2016, the average debt load of indebted students surged over $37,000 for the first time. And nationwide, the delinquency rate on student loans is well over 11%.
3-20-20, CNBC.com -- Recently Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the IRS has moved the national income tax filing day this year from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 ... Pres Trump ordered the extension to give “all taxpayers and businesses” more time to file returns and make tax payments “without interest or penalties.”
3-24-20, USAToday -- One of the premier events on this year's sports calendar, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, were supposed to kick off on July 24, 2020 - that will not happen. Amid uncertainty related to the coronavirus, the Intl Olympic Comm and Japanese govt officially postponed to the summer of 2021.
US Senate Heads for Vote Today on Record Stimulus Package
3-25-20, An initial $8 billion plan passed by Congress March 5, 2020 is funding emergency health care needs stemming from the coronavirus, and a second plan enacted last week will provide many Americans assistance ... two measures to temporarily help businesses facing cash-flow crunches; the provisions -- a delay for employers to submit the payroll taxes they owe and an expanded deduction for the interest expense companies pay on loans -- will give businesses a tax reprieve as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could leave them struggling to pay employees and cover costs.
The Democrats were forced to remove the 'pork' for special interests ... like the abortion mills and EPA fuel emissions ... More here
Dow Jones US Stock Market Surges Above 20,000 Again
3-24-20, Investors.com -The US stock market Dow Jones climbed above the 20,000 level again on growing hopes for the US lock down to be over & the US Congress will pass the virus stimulus package. The Dow logged its best one day gain as Pres Trump announced the possible end to the covig-19 lock down. The Dow stock market closed 2,112.98 points... the biggest one-day percentage gain in 87 years; since 1933.
President Trump Reiterates Hope to "Re-Open" Nation by Easter
3-24-20, Spectrum News, Florida -- STATEWIDE — During a briefing Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he wants to "re-open" the country by Easter, April 11, 2020 calling it a "great timeline." He also touted FEMA's efforts, saying it's distributing more than 8 million N-95 respirators, 14 million surgical masks, 2.4 million face shields, and 1.9 million surgical gowns. Trump said 4,000 ventilators have been sent to the areas of greatest need and many, he says, are being sent to New York. Also during the briefing: -->
<-- Pres Trump said the Army Corps of Engineers and National Guard are building four hospitals in New York, which would be operational "soon," though he didn't provide a timeline. He said four additional medical facilities, described as "temporary but incredible," were being built in different parts of the state, which has been hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. He said that although he activated the Defense Production Act "quite a long time ago," he insisted he doesn't have to use it, because private companies are "heeding the call" to produce medical supplies, but it would be weeks before factories can be retrofitted to be able to make them.
Why Democrats Stopped the Coronavirus Funding Bill
3-23-20, PJMedia -- So what is really going on? Why did Democrats vote to block the virus stimulous bill in Congress? A Democrat aide dropped an essential clue when discussing the bill with The Hill saying that the bill's small business provision would exclude nonprofits that receive Medicaid from being eligible for Small Business Admin assistance. Claiming some provision would impact Planned Parenthood [abortion mills] that isn't a small business and neither are nonprofits. -->
<-- NY Dem Chuck Schumer and Calif Dem Nancy Pelosi are pushing for unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions, increased fuel emissions standards for airlines, expansion of wind and solar tax credits, want to Change the voting system to mail in, expanding Social Security benefits, abortion funding and a host of other pork for local congressmen. These provisions would arguably make the situation worse for businesses and have nothing to do with helping businesses and Americans impacted by the corona virus fiasco. Delusion reins.
3-24-20, The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes -- “What a spectacle. Much of America is quarantined at home, the public is so panicked there’s a run on toilet paper, the country desperately wants reassurance, and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to take a bipartisan rescue bill as a political hostage [loading the bill with pork for special interests-Ed.]. When America most needs bipartisan cooperation, Democrats add to the economic uncertainty by putting their partisan interests above the needs of the country.” More here
God's word tells us that a 'happy heart' is good medicine:
1) 1 Timothy 5:23 Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you are sick so often.
2) Matthew 9:12 Jesus said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do.”
3) Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no medicine in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why is there no healing for the wounds of my people?
5) Isaiah 38:21; 2 Kings 20:7 Isaiah had said to Hezekiah’s servants, “Make an ointment from figs and spread it over the boil, and Hezekiah will recover.”
6) Jeremiah 51:8 But suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen. Weep for her. Give her medicine. Perhaps she can yet be healed.
7) Psalm 103:2-3 Bless the Lord, my soul, and never forget any of his benefits: He continues to forgive all your sins, he continues to heal all your diseases.
8) Revelation 22:2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
9)Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
3-11-20, NBCNews -- Sadly the NCAA [college basketball in the USA] announced that the upcoming "March 2020 Madness" basketball tournaments will severely restrict attendance to only "essential staff and limited family" due to the coronavirus outbreak. Spokesman said they will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed.
Elderly Dying From Corona Virus - Scotland Doctor says 'Good!'
New York & California Tell Population to Stay Home!
About Social Security - Understanding the way it's funded
3-20-20, Social Security was created on August 14, 1935 under Dem Pres Franklin Roosevelt and has been controversial since its beginning. Cato Institute compared it to Otto vonBismarck’s welfare state in Germany, calling it a “Ponzi scheme, with new contributions used to pay earlier ‘investors.'” In 1937, 53,236 beneficiaries received benefits of $1.3 million, while in 2012 56,758,185 retired workers, dependent family members and survivors did. Social Security is funded by workers and their employers from their wage tax; today contributing 7.65% from their paychecks to FICA - EMPLOYERS MATCH IT. The percentage has risen steadily from beginning ...
Whoopee Seniors get an average $39 cost of living increase in Social Security first in Seven Years!
8-4-19, MarketWatch -- You might have heard that Social Security checks are going up 2.8%, the biggest rise in seven years. That translates into an average benefit of $1,461 a month, up $39. If you’re an average, single middle income earner and retire at age 62 you’ll get $17,532 from Social Security next year. The government has warned that it'll slash Social Security by 21% come year 2034... Many of today's taxpayers object or resent old folks receiving any money as they misunderstand the source of it - NO TAX PAYER FUNDS ARE INVOLVED ... they too, one day will be receiving the 'benefit' from their contributions to FICA ...
In 1937 the percentage of the FICA tax was just 1% of the first $3,000 earned ... today in 2020 it's 7.65% of $137,700. It's risen for inflation; but the benefit to recipients rarely rises. Sickening!
More here and here
Scottland: Ex-government health official says coronavirus would be useful to remove elderly ...
3-6-20, Scottishsun.co.uk -- Ya know all that talk about death panels and health care rationing and whatnot? Well here we have a Scottish official, Dr June Andrews talking how the coronavirus will be “quite useful” in taking bed blockers out of the system. Or in other words, she’s talking about how great it will be to get rid of older people who are taking up beds in hospitals. See video here
Doctor June Andrews says pandemic would be 'useful' in killing off bed blockers ...
3-6-20, DailyMail.co.uk -- June Andrews is a professor in dementia studies, serving for years as the Dir of the Centre for Change in the Scottish govt. In the past she has been praised and recognized as one of the country’s foremost health experts. Now however, her intentions are in question as she recently said: “If you’re on the board of a care home company, a pandemic is one of things you think about as a potential damage to your business because of the number of older people it’s going to take out of the system. Curiously, ... a pandemic would be quite useful because your hospital would work because these people would be taken out of the system.”
California Orders Population to stay home or a misdemeanor!
3-19-20, The order represents the most drastic measure any governor has taken in an effort to control the coronavirus that so far has taken 155 lives of mostly elderly people in a nation of 330 million.
New York order millions to stay home ...
3-20-20, New York has followed California's lead ordering most residents to stay home as states continue to fight the Chinese coronavirus.
Illinois governor to issue lockdown order requiring residents 'shelter in place'
3-20-20, ChicagoTrib -- Illinois Gov. issued a “shelter-in-place” order for the entire state starting Saturday, 3/21/20 essentially commanding residents to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
California misdemeanors fall into two basic categories:
- “Standard” punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- “Gross” or “aggravated” punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 or more
Women Fend Off Virus and So Should Warmer Weather
2-28-20, DW.com -- Molecular virologist at the Center for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, Hanover, Germany, Thomas Pietschmann explains why spring really gives hope and why women have a clear advantage in the fight against the COVID-19 disease. If all goes well, with the warmer weather of spring it should kill the pathogens - and stop the spread of the virus. The coronavirus season would pass away just like the annual flu wave, which starts to ebb when winter ends. Respiratory viruses, i.e. those that spread via the respiratory tract, have a particularly easy time when the weather is cool; having greater stability at low temperatures. This is similar to food that keeps longest in the refrigerator.
How successful this fight is depends not only on the age and health of the infected person, but on his or her gender.
In the case of the coronavirus, the data shows that women have higher survival chances than men [but not transgender 'women']. At 2.8%, the mortality rate of men is significantly higher than that of women, at 1.7%. This difference can be explained by genetics. Some immune-relevant genes, for example genes that are responsible for recognizing pathogens, are encoded on the X chromosome; because women have two X chromosomes and men have only one, the female sex has an advantage here. The female sex hormone estrogen also helps women fend of viral diseases. More here
Oregon Police Had to Tell Citizens Not to Call 911 Because they had no Toilet Paper
3-16-20, Fox News -- It’s hard to believe that we had to tell citizens in Newport, Oregon... "Do not call 9-1-1 because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance." History offers many options:
In our modern world there are also alternatives to toilet paper:
How much does toilet paper cost?
3-18-20, Toilet paper is among the most used items in the household today. A study conducted showed that the average consumer uses 8.6 sheets every time you go to the bathroom. On average, a package of toilet paper can cost as little as $1 to as much as $40 for a large bulk roll. The prices depend on the brand, the number of plies, number of sheets per roll, square feet, the number of rolls, and packaging. The cost per square foot a one-ply thin roll averages $0.0045 per square foot, whereas a two-ply thick roll will cost about $0.013 per square foot.
The best sellers on this Amazon list ranges anywhere from $22 for 36 rolls of Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare to as little as $7 for 12 rolls of the Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare. At wholesale clubs, such as Costco, toilet paper often comes in 30 to 60-count packs, with prices ranging anywhere from as little as $16 for the Kirkland brand to as much as $27 for a pack of 60 Scott tube-free bath tissue. [..snip] Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program can help you save up to 30 percent if you have more than five items delivered automatically.
Why Shoppers Are Hoarding Toilet Paper
3-14-20, Time.com -- In the Wake of the Coronavirus, Americans are hunkering down and of all of the products that are being snatched up the fastest: toilet paper. Why? What is it about toilet paper—specifically the prospect of an inadequate supply of it—that makes us so anxious? Toilet paper has primal—even infantile— associations, connected with what is arguably the body’s least agreeable function.
When it comes to stocking up, different basics offer differing options; if people did not find the food that they wanted, they could buy other food; however most believe that for toilet paper, there are no substitutes or alternative that wouldn't require very distasteful methods of cleansing. In old days it's said people used catalog pages - corn cob, rags; one joked garden hose!
China Is Blaming the United States for the Coronavirus
3-2-20, ForeignPolicy -- That damage is already visible in the United States, where the virus has pushed opinions of China to record lows—and made people less confident in China's economic future.However, from early on, there’s been a deliberate doubling-down on anti-U.S. propaganda. In part that was an almost instinctive reaction; anti-Americanism has so come to dominate the Chinese media in the last four years that it’s the default position for writers. Even in the early weeks of the outbreak, -->
<-- Chinese officials blaming the United States for supposed overreaction and falsely claiming Washington was the first to impose travel bans. However, there’s also a clear desire to divert anger away from officialdom and toward an external foe. The next stage of the propaganda push has been to deny that the virus started in China at all. If the coronavirus is uncontainable, as many epidemiologists fear, the whole world is going to be looking for someone to blame—and Beijing wants to make sure that blame falls on Washington.
Blame China, Not the President, for Coronavirus
3-1-20, Townhall.com -- Democrats and all Americans should be furious at communist China. The disease started in their country reportedly from a leak from a microbiology laboratory in Wuhan, China, not in a food market as initially advertised. China has not been forthcoming with details on the origin of the disease and have not allowed representatives of the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) access to their country to assist in fighting the spread of the virus. With the world anxiously watching the spread of the coronavirus, the Democrats have decided that President Trump is responsible. -->
<-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are blaming the president for not allocating enough money to combat the spread of the disease.
President Trump has acted aggressively to deal with the coronavirus threat. He wisely in January 2020 shut down travel from China despite criticism that it was racist. With the outbreak apparently spreading, the president has also issued travel restrictions to Iran, Italy and South Korea. He established a task force in January to handle issues resulting from the coronavirus ... but still the Dems howl and blame ...
Major US Founding Father Samuel Adams
3-1-12, Christian Post -- Some believe that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America were secular in their thinking, however one especially was a conservative fundamental Christian and a central founder, Samuel Adams, and he represented the norm. He was a devout Congregationalist Christian whose faith motivated him and strengthened him in the revolutionary cause. Reportedly he often would argue that God was on the side of the revolutionaries. He was the son of a deacon and married the daughter of a minister.
He was born into an affluent Puritan family on September 27, 1722, in Boston, Massachusetts the largest city in the new colony. He was a Harvard graduate, a Founding Father of the United States -->
<-- and a political theorist who protested British taxation without representation, uniting the American colonies in the fight for independence during the Revolutionary War. He was the second cousin of John Adams and the architect of political ideals about liberty and independence that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and America’s independence from Great Britain. In his home state of Massachusetts, Adams held a number of political offices, and United States President 1794-1797. He famously said: "No People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffused [spread] and Virtue preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight, without the aid of foreign invaders."
Differences Between Dogs & Cats
Dogs are pack animals loving company & will never feel bored if humans give attention to it. However, cats love to spend time alone. Dogs love to please their human, but cats love to please themselves. Dogs are more affectionate than cats. Dogs will wag their tail & even their whole body to show affection. A cat will sometimes purr & rub on their human tolerating being smooched, but you will be smooched by the dog! Dogs are happy to see you when it is awaken from sleep, but a cat will just pretend to be sleeping, even if you try to wake it and seems angry to be bothered.
1. A dog is a pack animal, and the cat is a loner.
2. Dogs bark, growl and woof. Cats just meow or purr.
3. Dogs need to be cared for, whereas cats are independent animals.
4. Dogs are more affectionate when compared to cats.
5. A dog scares away intruders, whereas a cat will just run for cover.
6. Dogs need a lot of space and they love to run about. On the contrary, cats are very happy in small spaces.
3-14-20, Melania Knavs [Knauss] Trump born April 26, 1970  is a Slovenian-American, wife of of the 45th president of the United States Donald John Trump. At the time of her birth, Slovenia was part of the communist nation Yugoslavia. She worked as a fashion model in Milan, Paris and in 1996 New York City. In 2001, Melania Knavs became a permanent resident of the United States and US citizen in 2006 after she married Donald Trump in 2005.
The first lady is a polyglot speaking six languages English, Slovene, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, German and French. Although she attended a Slovenia University studying design and architecture; she did not graduate says Professor Blaz Matija Vogelnik.
The only other First Lady not born in the US is the wife of President John Quincy Adams [1825-1829], Louisa Adams, born in England. Melania is the first wife of a US president to be a naturalized citizen and whose first native language is not English. Melania is mother of one child, a son Barron William Trump, born March 20, 2006. More here
11/25/1999, PBS.com -- In a pre-dawn raid, US federal agents armed with rifles pointed at the 5 year old boy hiding in a closet with his uncle; under the direction of the Bill Clinton Admin the agents seized Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives. He was a castaway escaping the communist nation of Fidel Castro = CUBA but was sent back. [Why do you think Cuban citizens risk their lives to escape Cuba, Bernie??]
9-18-19, WashTimes -- Justice Dept Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz recently said he referred former FBI Director James B. Comey for criminal prosecution after concluding he leaked sensitive materials to press. The good news for former FBI Director James Comey in the inspector general's report is the conclusion that he did not break the law and will not face criminal prosecution. More here BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49513403
Jim Clyburn Suggests DNC Cancel Debates and Primaries
3-10-20, Breitbart -- House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) is suggesting the Democrat National Committee (DNC) "step in" and cancel the remaining presidential debates. The change was interpreted by many to favor the former vice president over Bernie Sanders, especially since Joe Biden is facing renewed scrutiny over his mental fitness to be commander in chief.
James Carville on Biden's big night: 'Let's shut this puppy down!
3-12-20, FoxNews -- Recently Democrat strategist James Carville said Democrats should move on and embrace former Vice President Joe Biden. "Let's shut this puppy down and let's move on and worry about November. This thing is decided. There's no reason to keep it going, not even a day longer."
PHOENIX AZ DNC Debate, Sunday, 3/15/20
3-11-29, USAToday -- Coronavirus fears has caused the Democrat Natl Comm [DNC] to schedule the Phoenix AZ - first head-to-head presidential debate between former Vice Pres Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders - to have no audience.
Which DC-Area Events Are Canceled Because of Coronavirus?
3-10-20, Washingtonian.com -- The Blossom Kite Festival, which was originally scheduled for March 28, has been canceled. The Tidal Basin Welcome Area canceled. This year’s Environmental Film Festival is canceled. The Gridiron Club & Foundation’s 135th anniversary dinner has been canceled. ShamrockFest canceled. More
NBA suspends season after player tests positive for coronavirus
3-11-20, Fox News -- The NBA has suspended its entire season [15 games in regular season remain] until further notice after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus. The test result was reported shortly before the Utah Jazz were to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game was immediately canceled and the affected player was not in the arena.
"Black Swan Event:" Coronavirus Force a Stock Market Selloff?
3-6-20, A 'black swan event is a metaphor describing an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. While recent events have been dramatic, there is no need to panic. A recent CNBC article reports that whether you believe that the fear surrounding Coronavirus is warranted or not, the volatility is starting to affect America's economy. They say if its not contained” by June 2020, retail sales growth could be halved. A panic sell-off in the stock markets around the globe is already being seen. More here
Bernie Sanders Doesn't Know What Happened
3-6-20, RushLimbaugh -- The Democrats made a bunch of moves prior to Super Tuesday [3/3/20] throwing in behind Sleepy Joe Biden. The establishment elites in the Washington Democrat Party knowing full well that Joe Biden: doesn’t know where he is half the time, the Declaration of Independence calling our Creator "the thing," whether he’s running for the presidency or the Senate & they made the decision rather lose with Biden than lose with Bernie...
...Some of them are delusional enough to think that they have a chance of winning with Biden, if they do, then a bunch of people who are nameless and faceless are actually going to be running the country, not goofy Biden. And Biden has even acknowledged this ... who he chooses as VP is very important ... women are at the top of the VP list. Names being tossed around are Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams.
Amy Klobuchar avoids question about becoming Joe Biden's VP Pick
3-3-20, Indepentent.co.uk -- Senator Amy Klobuchar has dodged a question about whether she'd consider becoming former vice president Joe Biden's running mate should he receive the Democratic party's nomination.
Kamala Harris Could Be Joe Biden's Pick for VP
3-5-20, PoliticUSUSA.com -- Daryon Jackson, who was formerly Senator Kamala Harris' political strategist, flagged video of Joe Biden saying he was looking for a VP who matched his ideals ...
Stacey Abrams Would Be 'Honored To Be Considered' For Vice President
3-5-20, Huff Post -- Stacey Abrams as a President Joe Biden running mate in 2020? She said on ABC's "The View" that "you don't run for second place; and hasn't even made a decision on which Democrat candidate to endorse in the 2020 presidential race."
Sen. Rand Paul said: "I think the Bidens are corrupt..."
1-16-20, FoxNews -- Senator Rand Paul during an interview with Sean Hannity said, "It goes to the heart of the matter of Pres Trump being accused of withholding foreign aid and his argument is, well, we were studying corruption and we wanted to know about corruption in Ukraine, and I think the Bidens are as corrupt as the day is long. No young man who's the son of a politician gets $50 grand a month who has no experience."
‘Middle Class’ Joe Biden has a corruption problem
1-20-20, Guardian -- Joe Biden was Delaware's Senator from 1973-2009 when he became Obama VP. The cloud of corruption hanging over former VP Dem Joe Biden makes him a weak candidate. It looks like Joe has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans. Converting campaign contributions into legislative favors and policy positions isn’t being “moderate.” It's the kind of politics Americans have come to loathe. Joe doesn't help the middle class; his career was bankrolled by the credit card industry. In 2005 Senator Joe delivered for it by spearheading a bankruptcy bill that made it harder for Americans to reduce their debts and helped cause the financial crisis.
Corruption blinders of the media and other Democrats
9-22-19, AmerThinker --Shouldn't the media and other Democrats be more concerned about the corruption itself than Pres Trump's July 2019 phone call to Pres Zelensky of Ukraine when he wanted to investigate corruption?
Isn't it odd that no bureaucrats seemed to care about the corruption of Obama/Biden [2009-2016] when:
Pres Obama & Biden Aide to Ukraine 2010-2016
10-12-19, FoxNews -- During Obama & Biden's regime, US Congress almost doubled the amount of aid provided to Ukraine agreeing to send $2.1 billion in aid. The amount began to spike in 2010 -- the same year that Ukraine held a presidential election; but the biggest jump came between 2015 and 2016. In 2015 about $314 million; in 2016 it rose to $523 million... 63 percent earmarked for the military. The increase came almost two years after an incredibly tumultuous year for Ukraine, which was thrust into a violent revolution in February 2014 when pro-European, anti-Russian protesters marched in the nation’s capital, Kiev, ...
... ultimately overthrowing the Ukrainian government and pro-Kremlin leader. Hunter Biden came on board of Burisma in Ukraine in 2014. Over the past two decades, the amount of aid given by the U.S. to the Eastern European nation has steadily increased, according to data compiled by the U.S. Foreign Aid Office.
What Did Hunter Biden Do on the Board of Ukrainian Energy? Nobody seems to know
10-18-19, USNews -- In 2014 the Ukrainian energy company Burisma added high-profile names to its board, including Hunter Biden and a business associate of his Devon Archer. Considering that Hunter had no experience in Gas or energy, not clear what qualifications he had to earn $50k+ monthly for appx 4 years.
Declaration of Independence here
Joe Biden Forgets “their Creator” in the Declaration of Independence - Says 'you know the thing'
3-3-20, Recently in Texas the Dem presidential hopeful [3rd try] Joe Biden may not know the "Declaration" because he doesn’t truly believe that all people are created equal, at least not unborn children. He's totally out of step on abortion with most Americans with his unflinching support for abortions up to and including the child's birth. See very short video here:
Obama's Ukraine policy in shambles
2-29-16, Politico -- US Pres Obama rejected calls from several top advisers to provide Ukraine with weapons to fight off Moscow-backed separatists. Biden has been conducting damage control from Washington and has visited Ukraine four times since 2014 and says he's logged "close to a thousand hours on the telephone" with its leaders, has placed several more call to Yatsenuk and Poroshenko this month .
Ukraine Orders New Military Operation in the East
4-22-14, NBCNews -- Obama's VP Joe Biden and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Biden said, "Russia needs to act "without delay ... we will not allow this to become an open-ended process." Biden also announced the US will provide an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms. [Did Obama send the money? Did Obama send military equipment?]
Joe Biden's 'Quid-Pro-Quo' Threat to Ukraine Video
FLASHBACK, 2018: Joe Biden Brags At CFR Meeting
9-27-19, RealClearPolitics -- In this one minute video clip from a January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR], former Dem VP Joe Biden under Obama brags about threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the firing of a prosecutor he did not like who was investigating the Burisma Holding company that his son Hunter was receiving a salary on their board...
Are the Palestinians urging peace dialogue with Israel heroes or traitors?
2-21-20. JPost -- Why is the PLO [Palestinians] overseeing a committee responsible for engagement with Israelis? Where are Palestinian nongovernmental organizations that are supposed to be promoting peace and coexistence with Israel? [..] Palestinian officials publicly condemn Arab states for normalizing their ties with Israel while the same officials are engaged in meeting with Israelis to promote peace. [..] Even if the current controversy over normalization with Israel subsides, it’s clear that the smear campaign against those Palestinians who still believe in promoting dialogue with Israelis has succeeded in deterring others from engaging in future “peace” encounters.
Israel’s ‘radical’ critics in U.S. have ‘taken political spotlight’ and increased ‘risks for war’ — AIPAC head
3-2-20, Mondoweiss -- Rightfully many support Israel’s right to exist; but that’s not up for debate– Israel exists! Recently head of the Israel lobby group AIPAC sounded “an alarm” about Israel’s political enemies in the USA taking “the spotlight” in politics. AIPAC ceo, Howard Kohr said that a “radical” movement to end the U.S. special relationship to Israel has “national ambitions” to undermine the bipartisan consensus in favor of Israel. Kohr targeted Bernie Sanders and his surrogates who have criticized Israel, such as Muslim American Linda Sarsour and the ex NY bartender turned Congresswoman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
3-7-20, Haaretz -- While Prime MInister Benjamin Netanyahu's explained how he won despite the fact that his party came in second place. The numbers are quite simple. All the parties running in this 3rd election made Netanyahu-related commitments. Those who supported him won 2.2 million votes; those who swore never to sit with the man won 2.33 million. In other words, in the referendum on his rule, which was the main foundation of the election (as in the previous ones), he emerged the loser. Netanyahu’s famous whiteboard is erasable, but the votes of Israeli citizens are not. [Note: very complicated more here]
Democrat from New York Chuck Schumer under fire for remarks threatening Supreme Court
3-4-20, FoxNews -- Chuck Schumer threatened violence against two Justices outside the Supreme Court. As the Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case, Democrat from New York Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the steps of the courts with a group of abortion rights protesters.
Yes, he threatened to harm Justice Gorsuch & Kavanaugh saying:
"I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Even nonpartisan leaders such as American Bar Association president Judy Perry Martinez joined the pile-on with a statement saying that the ABA is “deeply troubled” by Schumer’s remarks
Did Schumer 's Words Constitute an Unlawful Threat? Yes
The National Review’s John Hirschauer labeled Schumer a “thug.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Schumer’s remarks were, at best, “astonishing, reckless and completely irresponsible.” President Trump said, 'If a Republican said that, they'd be in jail.'
Threats of Violence Against Individuals
3-7-20, Law.Cornell.Edu-- The Supreme Court has cited three “reasons why threats of violence are outside the First Amendment: ”
“Protecting individuals from the fear of violence, from the disruption that fear engenders, and from the possibility that the threatened violence. Federal law prohibits transmitting "any threat to injure the person of another " and penalizes such threats with five years in prison...
2-4-20, LIFENEWS -- New York is not alone. Seven other states also allow babies to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy even up to his or her birth: Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Vermont and Washington, D.C. ABOMINATION!
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd and the Ku Klux Klan
10-30-19, West Virginia's Democrat Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd served in the US Congress from 1952 to 2010, making him one of the longest serving U.S. Senators in American history. Amazingly, while he was in office he earned the praises of civil rights advocates. The future senator was raised in a West Virginia coal mining community; Senator Byrd often said that his childhood experiences helped shape his political beliefs. In the early 1940's he worked as a butcher Sophia, West Virginia and formed a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan [KKK]...
... In Byrd's 2005 book: "Child of the Appalachian Coalfields" he recalled his ability to recruit 150 of his friends to the KKK group that impressed a top Klan official and he was promoted to Exalted Cyclops of the local group. In a 1944 letter to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, Robert Byrd wrote: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” [Born: Nov 20, 1917 - Died: Jun 28, 2010 (age 92)]
Clarence Thomas blasts Joe Biden in documentary
11-10-20, WashTimes -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas scoffed at 2020 Democrat front-runner former Vice President Joseph R. Biden recalling his confirmation hearing nearly three decades ago, suggesting Biden didn’t have a grasp of the law and was just playing politics. In a new documentary about his life, Justice Thomas detailed his childhood and rise to the Supreme Court. ...The legal questioning from Dem Senator Biden, who at the time was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and running the confirmation hearings, was aimed at Justice Thomas‘ views on Roe v. Wade abortion law legalized in 1973. Thomas was slammed much the same way Brett Kavanaugh was attacked. Now, Thomas is exposing the treatment he received by Democrat Senator Joe Biden.
‘The wrong black guy’: Clarence Thomas hammers Biden
11-28-19, WashExam -- Justice Clarence Thomas condemned his treatment by the Democrat Senator Joe Biden-led Judiciary Committee during his confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1991.
Justice Clarence Thomas  Thomas noted that the Judiciary Committee under Biden’s leadership targeted him to protect the court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade.
Flashback: Joe Biden Lied About Family’s Coal Mining Ties
8-23-19, Breitbart -- Democrat Former Vice President under Obama, Joe Biden repeatedly lied about his family’s ties to coal mining throughout his more than 40-year political career. Biden has been known to exaggerate his own history for political reasons, during the 2008 presidential campaign he told union mine workers in Castlewood, Virginia that he was one of them.
However, recently Biden implied if elected in 2020 he was in favor of banning coal and fracking for oil outright.
He told voters in Iowa he supported the “total elimination of fossil fuels” by 2050. He said: “We would make sure it’s eliminated, and no more subsidies for either one of those, any fossil fuel.”
Former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden under Obama and Vermont Socialist Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders are the only two men left standing in their quest for the presidency of the USA. There is one woman left too ... Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii who has received a total of two delegates, that came from American Samoa on Super Tuesday, 3/3/20. To win the Democrat nomination, a candidate needs 1,991 delegates. Gabbard currently qualifies to participate in the 11th Democrat debate, which will be held in Phoenix on March 15, 2020.
Update: Tulsi Gabbard has been blocked from 3/15/20 CNN Debate. More here
Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg rally behind Joe Biden
3-2-20, USAToday -- Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden got a boost ahead of the Super Tuesday nomination contests when Sen. Amy Klobuchar and ex mayor from Indiana Pete Buttigieg gave him their support when they dropped out of the race. Apparently this has united moderate voters behind his candidacy. [Beto O'Rourke also bolstered Biden.] Pete Buttigieg, a former Navy reserve intelligence officer who served in Afghanistan six months; also offered academic credentials as a Rhodes Scholar with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Oxford. He inspired unity and inclusiveness as an openly married homosexual man.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
Sen. 3-5-20, Elizabeth Warren didn't even win her own state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday's Primary Election. She announced her decision to cancel her candidacy for President. She hadn't won or come in second in any states. Question now ...
Who will she endorse? Will she appear on Joe or Bernie's ticket as VP as many are speculating Amy Klobuchar will? Currently there remains only three running for the coveted Democrat choice to run against Pres Trump: former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hawaii Rep. Ms Tulsi Gabbard.
New Coalition Behind Joe Biden Ahead of Super Tuesday
3-3-20, NewYorker.com -- Democrat establishment has played such an ineffective role in the current presidential race to the white house. The Party’s Presidential primaries made many to wonder whether it still existed at all. It certainly couldn’t run a caucus, as the chaos of Iowa proved, nor could it billionaire-proof its Presidential race. Donors could not agree upon a preferred candidate—the finances of the presumed establishment favorite, Joe Biden, were so depleted that, late in February, there were reports he might soon need to fly commercial to campaign events—and none of the moderates in the race seemed able to fix on an issue beyond displacing Donald Trump.
Biden tells Iowans: 'We choose truth over facts'
8-8-19, Joe Biden, the 2020 Democrat candidate left some in the crowd at the Iowa State Fair mystified when he told them: "We choose truth over facts." He has a long record of stumbling over his words. During his second presidential primary debate, he made a number of slip-ups over statistics, phrases, and titles. He incorrectly warned that “ eight more years of Trump,” would “change America” fundamentally, though Trump is constitutionally limited to four more years after his term expires...
...His request that viewers to "go to Joe 30..330" - he appeared to mix up texting and going to a website - went viral. It was at the Iowa State Fair in 1987 when Biden sealed his ignominious fate in the first of his three presidential runs by using phrases from a speech by British opposition leader Neil Kinnock without attribution. Weeks later, he dropped out amid multiple claims of plagiarism and exaggeration. His second presidential run was in 2008, when he dropped out after receiving 0.9% of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, finishing fifth behind Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson.
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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