PBS Censors Dr. Jill Stein on “NewsHour”

Go to the profile of Matt OrfaleaThe word is out on Dr. Jill Stein – the media has been directed to give her token coverage, while devoting hour-long interviews with Gary “Goofy” Johnson (two town halls on John Stossel alone this year- plus his endorsement). An expert at video recording, Matt Orfalea, right, decided to post the edited version of a PBS interview with Dr. Stein, showing what was deleted. Then the feathers really hit the fan.

Thanks to Matt Orfalea for contributing to this report

Shortly after posting this on Facebook, Orfalea learned who controls media in America – the Continue reading →

Gary Johnson wants to cut 43% from Medicare and the Defense Dept., end the senior drug benefit, eliminate student loans, and stop taxing the rich

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Is the grass always greener?

It was a simple question to Gary Johnson in a 2012 interview, while running for President as the Libertarian candidate: How do you stop the deficits and out of control spending?

The answer from Johnson, who is currently managing 6% to 10% voter support in national polls:

A: Well, cutting $1.675 trillion from the federal government. You got to start out by talking about (cutting) Medicare and Medicaid by 43 percent. They could block grant the states, 50 laboratories of innovation. Give it to the states to deliver health care to the poor and those over 65 and do away with the strings. Do away with that regulations; let states handle it. There would be best practices emerge. Other states would emulate the best practices. They’re be failure. States would avoid the failure.

Johnson also wants to eliminate the Federal Income Tax, which would require huge program cuts in the federal budget to pay for it. His revenue solution would be a national 23% sales tax, plus virtual elimination of the earned Medicare benefit (now paid for by workers with a payroll tax). Continue reading →

Agnes Keleti – The most decorated Jewish Olympic champion that almost nobody ever heard of

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In general, and with very few exceptions, the Jews are not known for their sporting ability. From the Greeks and Romans with their Olympic Games, marathons and worship of the human body, through to nowadays, we Jews are more renowned for our brains than our brawn. Yes, we have Aly Raisman, the American Olympic superstar, and Mark Spitz who won 7 gold medals in the ill-fated 1972 Olympics, but Israelis are once again bemoaning our lack of medal-power (although there is still hope with the rhythmic gymnastics team), notwithstanding the two bronze medals won this year by judokas Yarden Gerbi (trained by former silver medallist Yael Arad) and Or Sasson.   The one notable exception on Israel’s record was gold medallist Gal Fridman in the sailboard competition in 2004. You can see Israel’s sad showing at the Olympics at this table.

But unbeknownst to most of us, there was…

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Hamas wants you to visit the stunning Gaza Strip

The sign in Arabic says “Thank you, Hamas”

October is election month for municipalities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the first dive into Democracy in 11 years, and politicians everywhere know that the incumbents always want to put on a happy face.

But from the reports of starving children, the disabled tortured by Israeli troops, and a monumental lack of medicine and other supplies, you would think that things were really bad in Gaza.

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Haven’t seen crowds like this since WW2

How bad? The video above was prepared by Hamas to show that things aren’t horrible – in fact, they’re just peachy or whatever that term is in Arabic. People are smiling and holding up signs, saying “Thank you, Hamas.”

Everyone in the video seems so happy, and you wonder how Hamas could produce fake beaches and shopping centers and mansions for the filming. But then, maybe they didn’t produce propaganda from sets, just filmed reality.

At least now, the EU leaders can see what hundreds of millions of Euros goes for in their annual aid projects. They have created a tourist destination a sight prettier than the slums of Paris or the hovels in Athens for unemployed Greeks.

Another view of Gaza, missing from the tourist and election pitch, is the effort to train teens in the proper way to murder a Jew, as illustrated in the following video:

Trump financials detail his vast business holdings; reducing value of studying individual tax returns

While the study of tax returns may have meaning for individuals, it has far little information than the assets and liabilities of a business. I learned this in the process of buying and selling newspaper companies in the 80s and 90s.

donald-trumps-penthouse-apartment-trump-tower-new-york-profileDonald Trump’s holdings are vast, and they are so diversified that any analysis of how each of hundreds of corporations makes a profit, would take yards of paper and millions of entries.

But Trump’s required election bid financial disclosure form shows how his empire works and could provide many hours of conjecture.

It isn’t how much you make, but how much you are worth. Warren Buffett lives in an average house, lives an average skinflint life, and is the second richest man in the country. He probably earns little compared to others, but he owns more than almost anyone else.

Trump’s financials are here: Trump Holdings

In total there are 518 disclosures of firms and non-profits that he holds an interest. Besides the raw listing there are details about each one.

Examples:

  • DJT AEROSPACE LLC 039,
    $1 ,000,001 – $5,000,000
    rent $100,001 – $ 1,000,000
    Underlying Assets: aircraft
    Location: New York, NY
    See attached schedule
  • DJT HOLDINGS LLC 042
    $5,000,001 – $25,000,000
    interest $50,001 – $100,000
    Value reported reflects bank account and US Treasury Security only.
    Entity’s other holdings and assets are reported elsewhere; see attached
    schedule. Holding company, New York, NY
  • Excel Venture I LLC 098
    $5,000,001 – $25,000,000
    rent $100,001 – $1 ,000,000
    Underlying Assets: residential rental property
    Location: St. Martin, French West Indies
    See attached schedule
  • Fifty-Seventh Street Associates LLC 100
    Over $50,000,000
    rent Over $5,000,000
    Underlying Assets: commercial real estate
    Location: New York, NY
    See attached schedule

With more than 500 of these entities, most with attached detailed schedules, it seems humorous that anyone would consider a couple page overview tax return summary of any value. If you want to know why I came this to this conclusion, review the 94-page pdf linked above in this blog.

Hillary Clinton earns millions as speaker for CEOs, but can’t fill a high school gymnasium in Omaha

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Hillary Clinton rally in Omaha yesterday

Warren Buffett is the best known man in Omaha, Nebraska – a hometown boy, fourth richest person in the world, and admirer of Hillary Clinton. That friendship, her speaking style and his popularity – combined – couldn’t fill the Omaha North High School auditorium, even after some of the stands were packed with too-young-to-vote schoolchildren.

There are times, such as yesterday in Nebraska, when even the wealthiest skinflint in the world must feel defeated.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is turning away thousands at some rallies, attracting record audiences for a Republican candidate, throngs comparable to the crowds produced for Bernie Sanders, who was also running against Hillary.

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Donald Trump rally outside of Harrisburg yesterday

What is going on here? How can a woman, who has earned millions of dollars in speeches authorized by CEOs of major corporations, not attract a crowd? You would think that anyone. who was paid $300,000 or more for a speech, must be a great speaker, and gee whiz, here’s a chance to hear her – no charge. Continue reading →

Dems parade our disabled, but Obama and Bush appointees seem blind to treating them fairly

abilityone-graphicThe Democrat National Convention will feature disabled persons tonight, as delegates focus on a theme developed yesterday, that the party of FDR is the only friend of diversity and its leaders seek equal treatment for all. While history may recall Roosevelt’s refusal to bomb the rail lines bringing millions to their death at Auschwitz or the interment of American citizens who had Japanese ancestry, nothing can deter a political gathering in its hunt for continuing the status quo.

And the status quo for many disabled Americans is a disgrace. They have begged for jobs and officials of both the Obama and Bush administrations have worked the system to repudiate their efforts to be contributing citizens. Continue reading →

Is Melania the victim of a crooked Trump advisor?

One of the dumbest moves a candidate can make is to trust former adversaries or believe their miller15-650x393staff members.

As the Teddy “Scare” Cruz supporters battled yesterday to disrupt the Republican convention, first with the Rules Committee and then by crying about their squishy feelings on television shows anxious to show the GOP has fractures, the last thing you would expect is a mole inside the Trump campaign, a traitor, someone with ingrained hatred and an agenda to defeat the presumptive nominee – no matter what, and hiding like a viper, waiting for the death strike. Continue reading →

A tale of horror, high fares, privatization and how we give our nation’s wealth to foreign companies

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French train in 1942

In the two years from 1942 to 1944, some 76,000 French Jews were deported to Nazi death camps by Societé Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (SNCF), France’s national railway corporation under the Vichy Republic. Of those Jews, it is estimated that 74,000 were killed.

In 2014, after numerous lawsuits and a failed PR campaign that attempted to portray wartime railroad employees resisting orders to deport Jews, the SNCF created a $60 million reimbursement fund for French Holocaust survivors and their families. It was small compensation for entire families murdered.

SNCF in 2010 ranked 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list. Continue reading →

New Benghazi report damns the White House Dems; view committee’s entire 800-page proposed text here

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This is a banner day for the soon-to-be Democrat candidate for USA President, as the FBI Director described use of a private server in her basement as only “extremely careless,” despite 2,000 classified emails stored at home without government servers’ anti-hacking protection. His recommendation was to do nothing, even though knowingly exposing national secrets to foreign governments is a criminal act.

MapThe candidate’s husband met with the Director’s boss, the Attorney General,  a few days ago in a plane after emptying it of reporters and the Secret Service. Reports from the two politicians described it as G & G – meaning golf and grandchildren. Other reporters said the confab was accidental, but those pundits probably also believe in the bicuspid bully.

The recent forgiveness of her serious crime was not limited to electronic mail. A few days ago, the press agreed that “nothing new” was contained in the Select Committee on Benghazi proposed report that damned the state department, which the candidate once headed.

The report was most concerned with events leading to the deaths of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, emphasizing that there was very much that was new in the revelations. The committee’s own analysis of their report follows: Continue reading →

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