US Military Readiness Is Vitally Important – Are We Doing Enough?

Yes, I’d rather use our Federal Treasury for better things, but we don’t live in the perfect utopian world of the future, we live in today’s world and that means we need military weapons and readiness. This means training, equipment, and weapon systems. Question is: how much is enough? A very fair question, and to that point I dare to ask; how much is too little? That’s right, considering the challenges in the world today, are we ready for multiple wars simultaneously, or having a conventional conflict with a fellow superpower, emerging superpower, or former superpower? Let’s discuss this.

UPI Online International News had an interesting article posted on December 29, 2016 titled; “U.S. Navy orders 214 Raytheon Tomahawk missiles,” written by Ryan Maass which stated:

“Raytheon received all funding for the contract at the time of the award, which was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River MA, is listed as the contracting activity. The Tomahawk Block IV missile is Raytheon’s latest variant of the weapon. It comes equipped with a two-way satellite data-link, allowing operators to reprogram the missile’s target midflight. Raytheon and the Navy are planning additional enhancements for the missile by attaching a more powerful warhead, a new seeker for hitting moving targets, and upgraded communications.”

As a military analyst for our Think Tank, this concerns me very much. And mind you, it’s not that I oppose the use of Tomahawk Missiles, or that I don’t think Raytheon is a top-notched prime military contract – I favor both. Rather, I am concerned that the 214 unit order is way too small. Did you know that we shot off over 112 missiles into Libya in 2011, during that conflict? (Cite: 1). Some reports have the number at more like 200 (Cite: 2). Regardless of the actual number remember Libya is a very small country.

Who knows who we might go to war with someday? Iran, North Korea, or even Russia or worse China (ouch). We’ve set ourselves up for a showdown of military might amongst all those nations. These latest upgraded versions probably run just under $1 million each, and it’s not like we can just build them and transfer or ship them into the theater overnight once they are built. Risking pricier equipment like F-22’s to take out first priority targets is another option, but an F-22, if you lost one, plus the pilot would not be good + plus the costs to deliver those weapons to the target require a lot of coordination, fuel, logistics and the smart munitions, bomb or missile that actually hits the target. See that point? Don’t Hesitate To Be Great!

Cites:

1. ABC News Report; “U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya” by Devin Dwyer and Luis Martinez, aired March 19, 2011 (YouTube footage available online).

2. DefenseTech website: “2,000 Tomahawks Fired in Anger” by John Reed, published on August 4, 2011.

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Are The Chinese Bluffing The US Military In Their True Missile Capabilities?

Is the Pentagon going with the Chinese bluff narrative to scare Congress into funding more military defense projects and future mega-weapon systems procurement? Personally, I wonder about this, because as I study the Chinese copies of US and Russian military aircraft, ships, tanks and missiles, along with strategy and cyber warfare it appears to me that they are not nearly as capable as they pretend. Oh sure, they are light years ahead of North Korean and Iran but nowhere near their purported narrative.

Some of the missiles we are supposed to fear have never been tested against a moving target or a target that is capable of defending itself. Sun Tzu recommended deception of strength to create fear of enemy attack thus, we can expect that much of China’s posturing, military parade photo-ops, hardline statements from military generals, and state-run media stories of military prowess is as embellished as their self-purported economic numbers and economic stability whist in the middle of the one of the hugest debt bubble ratios of any economy that size in world history.

Now then, don’t take my assessment just because this article is compelling, do your own intelligence gathering. Indeed, I can recommend watching this YouTube Video on this topic: “8 Bells Lecture | Andrew Erickson: Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles,” posted; Sep 9, 2011 from the Naval War College. That’s a good start, and then you can better understand the true capabilities of Chinese military offensive and defensive missile systems such as the:

HQ-26
HQ-19
HQ-9
DF-21D
DF-26 ASBM
DF-31

China would love to deny the US Navy access to the South China Sea, access to waters within 450 miles of Taiwan and prevent us from defending our allies such as Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, and plus-or-minus Philippines against any Chinese Military excursions against those nations. China would rather the US military not support India as there are disputed territories between the two nations. If the United States is to remain a relevant Super Power we must be bold and let our allies know we will back them, and China needs to realize we will back them too, if someone tries to attack them without legitimate provocation.

We must also base or decisions, tactics and strategy on facts, today’s facts, not tomorrow’s. China has a wish list, and money backing military weapons research or stolen military technology information here at home – they are robustly working towards their goals but are still a long way off. Their aircraft carriers and their operational naval abilities are not close. Harassing our US Navy ships with fishing boats, or our aircraft with old cold war jet fighter technology isn’t funny, but really it’s no contest either. China doesn’t want a war with us, and we don’t want a war with our favorite trading partner (currently) either.

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Flight Before Dawn: WWII Historical Fiction About the French Resistance

Historical Fiction remains a popular category among readers. In particular, WWII continues to draw new generations of readers into the pages of heroism and courage.

Combining historical background, strength of character, mystery, and suspense, Flight Before Dawn is a new novel that explores the French Resistance.

About the Book:

Before there was D-Day…

For over two years, she’s watched him.

Now he’s on her doorstep.

This is life in the Resistance.

In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she’s had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she’ll have to face new challenges in war and in love.

Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures were not at all what Victoire planned for her life. And she most certainly never planned to be betrayed. But war – and love – are unpredictable. Joined by her friend Rainier who is mistrusted by Leal, the mysterious Voleta, and Father Pierre, Victoire and Leal must struggle for survival, the grounds of France, and the material of their souls.

When Leal unearths a twenty-five-year-old secret, with Victoire at the center, her whole life is shaken. As the Allies approach, the past, present and future hang in the balance. Can anyone be trusted when the world spins upside down?

ISBN eBook: 9781508046653

ISBN Paperback: 9781366876287

ISBN Hardcover: 9781366876294

What Readers at Goodreads are Saying:

“I am loving this book! It has everything, romance, adventure and subtle humor thrown in. The characters are wonderfully passionate people that will do anything to help the Resistance.

Finished it! Wow! This was a fabulous book. Loved it!” – Desy

“What a fabulous book! Megan has really brought the French Resistance and WWII to life without having written a history book. She keeps you entrenched in the love, passion and conflict of living through a war one will not concede to while enticing the mind with reminders of history and literature.” -Jordan

“An interesting tale set in the dark time of WWII Occupied France, Flight Before Dawn is full of intrigue, deception, and hope. Twists abound as you follow several characters through a maze of secrets on their quest for freedom.”-Keely

“Because my mother lived in occupied Holland and because my grandfather was part of the Dutch Resistance, novels about World War II and the resisters have always been a favorite of mine. So I was eager to read Ms. Easley-Walsh’s debut novel, Flight Before Dawn. The novel tells the story of several members of the French Resistance through the darkest days of the war until their liberation and does a lovely job of evoking the French countryside, the ’40s ethos and the tension of living in an occupied country. In the midst of a complex plot, filled with spies, lies, and a double agent, the author deals with the nuances of the war and those involved in it, exploring what it means to be ready to sacrifice your life for your country and strength to do so. The novel is a poignant reminder that freedom has a tremendous cost.” – C.M.

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A Simple Way to Understanding Schemas in Autism and Reducing Anxiety

Schemas are grouped pieces of information the brain can access quickly to understand a specific event or situation. For example, we may have a preconceived idea of what someone is like simply by the way they dress, how they talk or where they come from. A schema that may dictate to us that a person will be very nice because we already have an understanding that people who we group into the same category are nice too. Chances are this person will be nice also.

Schemas work on a variety of levels. Our brains group together a series of data which it calls upon to understand an environment, ourselves as people and events. For example, you will know that when you go to a restaurant, you wait to be seated at a table, ask for the menu, choose your meal and your drinks and so on. The reason why you know this information about restaurants is because your brain has a schema that tells it how to behave.

We have different schemas which provide our brain with different pieces of information depending on the environment. For example, there are role schemas (which tells us about social occupations of certain people when we see say, uniforms; soldier, policeman and so on.) There are also social schemas which we use to define events. These can related to anything from what to do when we go to the dentist to seeing a news item of war or protest through media like television. We adapt what we see, feel and experience into an understanding of the event.

Of course, we have schemas which define how we feel about other cultures and backgrounds different to our own. In this aspect, the schemas we sometimes have can be based on negative experiences. This can be associated with the anger and frustration people feel against racism, segregation, prejudice and in some parts of the world; religion.

So how does this sit with Autism?

Our brains all work in the same way. In other words, your child’s brain still has schemas for different things, such as eating dinner, getting dressed, going to school and so on. These schemas are defined by previous information of a situation or a memory of a similar event. With Autism, the brain can sometimes not know what is expected of it when faced with a situation where it feels anxious, stressed or confused. When it feels like this, this may be when your child expresses an unusual behaviour. What other people might find surprising is how the child is reacting. This is because they have their own schemas that tell them this behaviour doesn’t fit with their own understanding.

There is a reason why sometimes people don’t readjust their schemas more appropriately. It is because they are triggered by automatic thought. This was one of the elements of CBT which Beck recognised as being a factor in depression, anxiety and stress related conditions. The key is to interrupt the automatic thought and all the brain to connect to the schema a new thought, or a new piece of the puzzle. The essential part of this exercise is to use repetition. Once the piece has been ‘fixed’ into place, then they will be able to adapt to the new schema.

This has been highly successful with my own son who has Autism and who has used these new ideas for social and communication skills, with great effect. It has also been very helpful for stressful situations such as hospital appointments, dentist appointments and exams at school, allowing him to go into the transitions of life, no matter how big, with renewed confidence and less anxiety; the real barrier, I believe, that holds back many people on the spectrum from reaching their true potential.

Michelle is a Autism CBT Consultant and an NLP Practitioner. She has written a long list of books on her own theories of autism and the treatment of it. A mother of an Autistic teenager herself, she has used her own personal experiences as well as her professional skills to recreate old teachings and new strategies in social and communication barriers.

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Why Is Our Government and Media Obsessed With Russian Hacking and Trump’s Favorable Opinion of Putin

Most of the media seems obsessed with the idea that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because of Russian interference. The media is also convinced that being friendly with Russia is the wrong approach, and that Putin is manipulating Trump. In addition, although they have often lied to us, every one seems willing to believe our various security agencies. To see the truth one must cut through the fog of our government’s propaganda.

Before I get into the meat of this article, let me briefly explain our relationship with Russia. Russia and China are at the top of our government’s enemy list. When a government is on a wartime budget, as the US is, it needs enemies, and these enemies must be painted as devils who are out to get us. As we try to disengage from the Mideast, the government and corporate interests must find a new bogeyman to frighten our citizens with; our frightened citizens always allow massive expenditures on the military and their weapons. Now, we in the US have been setting up Russia to replace Islam as our bogeyman. Fighting a cold war with Russia is easier than fighting numerous guerrilla wars that can last decades.

Putting aside the issue of whether the Russian government played a part in hacking both the private email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the emails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC); most countries, including the US, hack. The question we should ask is “Was the released information true?” No one has said that it was not true. It remains to ask if the WikiLeaks email release turned the tide of our election away from Clinton and toward Trump as the media claims. I don’t think so.

Before the hacked emails were made public, we all knew that the DNC was trying to keep Bernie Sanders out of the public’s eye by the way they scheduled the Clinton-Sanders debates: they scheduled them at times when most people would not be watching. That the media was complicit in the effort was shown by their often repeated message that it was mathematically impossible for Sanders to beat Clinton in the count of delegates. This was not true because they were counting the presumed votes of the super delegates before those delegates had even voted. This lie cost Sanders many votes, because a large number of voters did not vote for him because the media told them that he was a sure looser.

Clinton lost to Trump because she was the wrong candidate for the time. While Sanders and Trump were passionate about helping the vanishing middle-class and the low wage earner; Clinton carried on–making some small concessions to the Sanders supporters–with the tired old establishment line. With Clinton, it would have been more war and an increase of wealth for the one percenters. The Democrats brought about their own failure, and now they are desperately trying to blame it on the Russians.

Trump is most certainly different: a businessman not a politician, a wild card. In Trump, I see a work in progress. A large part of Trump’s business is the sale of his name for buildings and hotels; they appear all over the world. Trump will not soil his name by making shady deals. I like Trump’s attitude about Russia and China. Instead of saber rattling, he would like to make deals with them that benefit all parties. This could lead to greater stability in the world, and a reduced expenditure on weapons. Trump has also begun putting the brakes on industries planning to leave our country. In addition, he plans to come down on big-pharma, and rein in the high cost of defense contracts. I don’t know what his plans are for replacing Obama Care and a dozen other programs, but I’m prepared to remain alert while hoping for the best.

I am really depressed by the media’s frenzy to blame all that’s wrong with our undemocratic elections on Putin and Russia. I don’t think we have a true democracy in the US. The voting citizen is uninformed or misinformed and we have to rely whistle blowers for the truth. Our government imprisons these truth tellers when they can catch them. Gerrymandering, super delegates, voting machines that do not provide a paper record or ones where we cannot inspect the code, the Electoral College, and winner-take-all schemes rig our national elections in favor of the establishment.

Fellow citizens, Trump will soon be president, let’s stop tearing him down before the fact. Let us be hopeful that a new way will be a better way. The time to get angry is when he missteps. If warranted, those are the times to oppose and expose him. Stay alert and aware, and be on guard against massive attacks from those who have gamed the system for far too long. On this last point, Trump himself is an expert at gaming the system, so he must be closely watched.

The US government stands at a crossroad: will it continue to neglect its average citizen by marching along the path of continual war and austerity, or will it make jobs by scaling back its war machine and begin to repair our crumbling infrastructure. Will it take our medical services out of the for-profit realm, and will it make education affordable again. Some of these needs don’t seem to be included in Trump’s agenda, but he is raw material in the position of president. I think he can be molded into an asset for our country if we make the effort. Trump wants to be loved, so it’s up to the people to show him the correct path to that love.

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Prayer for the World in Worrying Times

Without much doubt we’re living in tremulous times. The tectonic shifts of seismic proportions in the previous year should cause us all concern.

OUR ETERNAL FATHER, Who justifies humanity so much as to live, and gives us breath and purpose, I bow before You, and give You what You’ve designed for me to give – recognition of Your Sovereignty over all of life, from eternity past stretched out eternally. You and You alone are worthy of my worship. Forgive me those times when I make idols of other things. I thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me.

LORD, we’re concerned, really disturbed. Firstly, God, it’s the leadership of the United States of America that threatens to destabilise our world most. No matter what people say about the outgoing President, the incoming President seems neither a man of compassion nor wisdom. How will he unify a nation? Why does he affront the world? Secondly, the state of the world’s economy is at a tenuous point, and another breakdown of the financial system can never be counted out, as greed abounds to insatiability. Thirdly, more than ever national governments are thinking selfishly, not inclusively, when the world needs more geopolitical cooperation, not less. The culture of the world’s peoples underpins and drives this, and there seems more a divide – a vicious and vociferous divide, accentuated through this social media age – between the right and the left than ever before. Fourthly, the environment and global warming are possibly beyond repair, even if there was sufficient world leadership to respond. What planet are we leaving to our grandchildren, Father? Is it to another planet You’re calling us? Would we even look after it? Fifthly, and lastly, LORD, what are we to make of terrorism; the insidious scourge, a war from within? How will this menace possibly be defeated?

LORD, grace us with this knowledge: that, no matter what, You and only You are in control, even when it looks like everything is out of control. Grace us with peace when we’re riddled with anxiety, joy when we’re saddened, and hope when despair threatens to swallow us whole.

We know, Father, that You have Your purposes in the way life works out. Assure us now and always, by Your Presence in our person, that You have Your purposes in the way the world is going. Give us vision to see positive things in this world, and passion and energy to join innovative responses within loving communities.

Father, give us hope as the new President is inaugurated, prudence with our resources and diligence for our work, courage to be the people of God who have a voice, faith that You have Earth in the palm of Your hand, and trust as we venture through the world, with Your Spirit’s wisdom guiding us.

We live for You, Father,

In Your Son’s precious and holy name, I pray, in and through the Holy Spirit.

AMEN.

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Russia Will Roar in 2017

There was a time when I was supposed to hate Russia. We were all supposed to hate Russia.

It was back when I was a kid, in the 1970s and ’80s. Russia – well, technically, the Soviet Union at that point – was country non grata. Russia was the imposing bear to our freedom-loving eagle. Communism versus capitalism. Mutual destruction. Cold War. Spies. Olympic rivals. Reagan and Gorbachev and all that.

Nowadays, it seems the American mood toward Russia has morphed – or, at least, the Republican view has morphed – if one is to believe a December poll conducted by The Economist and YouGov. Thirty-seven percent of Republicans now hold a favorable view of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, nearly quadruple the amount just six years earlier.

On a narrower level, more than half of Trump supporters think our new president holds favorable views of Russia… and that’s where we have an opportunity as investors.

Welcome to what I am calling the Year of Russia.

Later this month, Donald Trump assumes the mantle as Leader of the Free World. And one of the biggest winners will be Russia.

The bromance between Trump and Putin is almost cloying. Trump has said on several occasions that he wants to reset America’s relationship with Russia in a more positive light, and he has taken every opportunity to praise Putin.

In turn, Putin, a former KGB official who is an expert at mental manipulation, has praised Trump as “brilliant and talented.” Putin even went so far as to refrain from imposing tit-for-tat sanctions on America after the Obama administration expelled numerous Russky diplomats in the wake of alleged Russian interference with our recent presidential election. He did so knowing that Trump will, almost assuredly, immediately reverse Obama’s decision and allow Russian diplomats to return to American soil.

All that is just preamble to the main event, however: Russia’s return to the fold.

The Power of the Russian Bear

Russia has been on the outs with the global community since the Crimea crisis – a crisis that the West cast in the wrong light for its own needs. Under the Obama administration, America pressed hard to slap Russia around as punishment for reclaiming Crimea from Ukraine. The U.S. and Europe (largely under pressure from the Obama team) imposed economic sanctions on Russia, prompting Putin to retaliate with his own sanctions.

Thing is, much of Europe was never really fond of the sanctions – and that’s according to the various people I have talked to in Europe and in Russia as part of my travels over the last two years.

Europeans know their history. They know Crimea had been Russian territory since the late 1700s. Though they weren’t particularly fond of the civil war in Ukraine and Russia’s involvement, they do understand the reclaiming of historical lands, a character trait of Europe that has continually reshaped that continent for centuries.

More relevant to today, they know that Russia is an economic power that slow-growth and unemployment-addled Europe needs as a trading partner. Russians buy a ton of European goods, particularly from Germany, while Russian tourists spend billions annually on vacations and shopping in Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the U.K.

Europeans and Russians want the sanctions gone, and they both know the only reason the sanctions still exist is because of American pressure to keep Russia boxed in economically.

That, I am betting, will change very quickly after Trump takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The 2017 Blockbuster

My bet: Donald Trump calls for an end to sanctions on Russia before his first 100 days in office are over.

Europe will eagerly and excitedly agree… and trade flows with Russia will ramp up quickly.

Those of us invested in Russia will win big as the Russian ruble trades higher against the dollar and as Russian stocks, now among the cheapest in the world, rebound.

The ruble is already up nearly 8% since Trump’s victory. That’s a significant move in the currency market. Meanwhile, Russia’s main stock market index, the Micex, is up more than 9%.

I’ve been recommending buying the Russian ruble for pretty much the past year, and I even opened my own ruble account.

I recommended a particular Russian investment that is up 13% so far, and based on historical rebounds the Russian stock market has experienced after various crises, I expect that investment could see triple-digit gains once sanctions are lifted.

Every time Russia has an economic crisis, the local market gets annihilated. And every time that happens, the Russian market rebounds smartly when the crisis passes.

We are now approaching that inflection point. If Trump does indeed call for the end of sanctions – and that seems all but assured – Russian stocks are going to have a blockbuster 2017.

Get in now, while prices are still ridiculously cheap.

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A Newfound Hope

hope noun

1.

a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

synonyms:

aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design

o a person or thing that may help or save someone.

o grounds for believing that something good may happen.

synonyms:

hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy

2. archaic

a feeling of trust.

verb hoping

I was going to write on a very different topic this morning until I looked out the window. The sunrise changed my mind.

I looked at it and I thought, “Hope”.

There’s not been much to hope for recently. The news is disastrous, the weather is crappy, people are depressed.

It’s hard to believe that any good could come of anything at the moment.

If we really create our reality, why are we creating global warming, poverty, war, and cancer? If we really can manifest anything we truly desire, why isn’t it already here?

Can we even be hopeful when things are so bad? Isn’t that just being in denial?

When we look at life from our body/personality level, it’s going to be frustrating. We feel helpless. We feel blocked.

That’s because our bodies, and to an extent, our personalities, are locked into this reality. Our bodies only exist in the here and now. They take things very seriously. They view things in black and white, life and death.

Life is a school with lessons to learn, and punishing consequences if you mess up.

It’s you as Consciousness that is creating life down to the smallest detail.

To Consciousness, this world is a marvelous playground. Life is a game to experience. It’s not about getting good stuff. But it feels good to navigate life from this higher awareness, using consciousness techniques with playful curiosity.

Living life as Consciousness, feels joyful and lighthearted. You manifest effortlessly and with ease.

How do you do this? It’s not a mental activity. You can’t do this by thinking. In fact, I like to do “tricks” to bypass my thinking. That’s why I enjoy stepping through invisible doors to parallel universes every time I walk my dog. It shifts my feeling state into a new experience.

It’s a deceptively simple technique. The changes are subtle. But the ripple effects are profound. Your mind will try to discount it, because your mind is part of your body’s operating system. It’s designed to keep you on track, but ends up keeping you in the same rut.

When you navigate life as Consciousness, you manifest results bigger than your mind could have imagined.

When you shift your awareness of yourself to Consciousness, as Consciousness, you can see the infinite possibilities available to you. You regain hope. You get little reminders how big and miraculous this world is. You see sunrises.

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Terrorism Is a Global Problem – Will the Globalist Elite Use This As An Excuse to Delete Freedom?

Terrorism Is a Global Problem – Will the Globalist Elite Use This As An Excuse to Delete Freedom?

We all know there is sectarian violence in much of the Middle East, and on the African Continent the religious waring never seems to stop. Then there is ethnic cleansing which is so bad, it’s hard not to call “Humanity” an oxymoron. The reality is such things have been going on for as long as humans have recorded their history, and probably a long-time before that considering that Chimpanzee Troops often attack and kill neighboring troop members, not much could be more terrorizing than that in the middle of the night if you were a member of that species.

If we look up “Terrorism” on WikiPedia we see a long list of terrorist acts and events spanning many decades, perhaps it’s just a word, “Guerilla Warfare” embodies similar tactics and goals, and that’s been going on a while too. Raping and pillaging villages is a historical known as well.

In the Journal of Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security International – Winter Issue, Vol. 19 No. 4, 2013 there were several articles about how established nations were going through a tremendous amount of challenges with terrorism – there were articles about Germany, China, Russia, and the US along with mentions of issues in North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa, South America, Mexico, Canada and other parts of Europe and Asia. We all know there are unbelievable problems in the Middle East. Amongst the articles listed were;

1. “The Terrorist Threats Against China and Its Counter Terrorism Responses,” by Dr. Joshua Sinai.
2. “The Terrorist Threats Against Russia and Its Counter Terrorism Responses,” Same Author.
3. “Are the XXII Sochi Olympics Really a Boon for Russia,” by William La Follette and Kinan Baki.
4. “Germany’s BKA (FBI Equivalent) Is Active Against Terrorism,” by Jim Weiss and Mickey Davis.

All in all, Terrorism seems to exist on every continent except maybe Antarctica – and who knows if the ice melts a little more and the temps warm, someone is bound to be the first to commit a terrorist act there too. It is interesting that in late 2016 the Pope visited and noted it was the only continent where we have no recorded history of wars being fought, or terrorism being waged. I am not going to hold my breath once humankind starts establishing great populations there.

One could say there is no terrorism on the International Space Station, Moon or Mars yet either, again maybe it is population-based, what I mean to say, maybe it’s like Locust Plagues, once you get too many of a species in one place over-stressing the resources, they can get out-of-control. But whatever the reason, such behavior is not common to only humankind, nor should we be surprised as to how hard it is to prevent it. No wonder we need several academic journals to hypothesize about it. But we still have an underlining problem to answer; Why?

Over all, the chances of dying from a terrorist event are very low, and no, that doesn’t make them any less deadly, however, we spend too much time in our personal lives worrying about it. In the US you are way more likely to die in a traffic accident, MRSA at the hospital, or of cancer. Just the fact that we allow the media to cause us to have concern and fear terrorism, we are diverting resources to “real” things that actually are more likely to kill you.

If we live in fear, and thus, give up our rights to freedom, privacy, and liberty or trade away some of those rights for perceived safety, we are also giving up our power to those who promise us protection for more control over our lives. Since terrorism is all around the world, and we have global elites who’d like to control the world – what a perfect excuse and a sinisterly devised plan to do just that.

Now are these the words of a paranoid man? No, actually, this is just little philosophy and your resident history buff talking, for it was Benjamin Franklin who said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” not I.

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Why The US Citizen Needs To Limit The Political Clout Of Hollywood

Why are the elites of Hollywood busy eating filet mignon and drinking the finest wine, walking on red carpets with gun toting security in designer clothes giving themselves awards and accolades while they are selling us out to the Chinese? Why does Meryl Streep believe she can use the stage to trash our next president? Of all the hypocrisy in the world, this has to take the cake, and it is totally out of touch with Middle Class America.

Hollywood is slowly being bought by Chinese interests. It’s interesting that China limits the number of US films allowed into their markets each year, but if those Hollywood Movie companies are run by Chinese interests, they will have inside clout to get those movies into what will be one-day a market as big as the entire world’s market for movies today. Chinese pirated DVDs flood our markets, movies stolen from Hollywood, this limits the profits of the Motion Picture Industry – and in this weakened state, these large corporations can be bought on the cheap. (Cite 1)

For the Hollywood elite to lecture the American People on their visions of society and political correctness is pathetic considering they make millions of dollars because we watch their movies. They make lots of money because they participate in the free-market system and then tell us how great socialism can be for America, while taking money from Communist Governments. The same Communist Government that is noted for its amazing censorship, all the while Meryl Streep tells us how the international journalists expose Donald Trump as a meanie, racist, misogynist, bully, and hater?

Hollywood with Meryl Streep leading the charge now tells us that disrespect causes more disrespect, that violence causes more violence, and yet, they will not call out our Teleprompter in Chief who constantly incites continued race wars, protests, often leading to riots, and usually funded by political operative George Soros. Hollywood, the Obama Administration, DNC, and leftist journalists here and around the world have disrespected our Nation’s right to self-rule, and the right-leaning citizens of this great nation.

At some point, it might be nice to start calling out Hollywood for their hypocrisy, it is legendary indeed, and probably deserves a Global Golden Yellow River Stream Award for that, and no pun intended, you see I am not all that pissed off about this simply because they make themselves look so juvenile, it really doesn’t deserve a whole article here, but in case you missed it I thought you should know, or in case you live in that same leftist echo chamber I thought I’d hand you your mirror.

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