Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism against U.S., says state House report

The GOP is a domestic terrorist organization. And they should be banned. They are also work behalf of a foreign government:

State Rep. Matt Shea planned and participated in domestic terrorism against the United States before and during the armed takeover at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, an investigation commissioned by the Washington state House found.

The 108-page report found that beginning in November 2015, Shea, working with militia leader Ammon Bundy, helped “in the planning and preparation” of the Malheur takeover, a six-week conflict in which dozens of armed protesters occupied the refuge in rural Eastern Oregon. The standoff ended after one protester was shot and killed and dozens were arrested.“

Representative Shea, as a leader in the Patriot Movement, planned, engaged in and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States Government in three states outside the state of Washington over a three-year period,” according to the report released Thursday. “In one conflict Representative Shea led covert strategic pre-planning in advance of the conflict.”


Giuliani reportedly needed translation app for Russian documents: WSJ

He’ll have to get some new Russian operatives to work with. I’m sure Putin will be glad to oblige:

President Donald Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, needed a translation app on his phone for Russian documents, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

He was without Soviet-born associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, on a recent trip to Ukraine. The two were arrested in October on charges of campaign finance violations. (Earlier this week, federal prosecutors asked a judge to revoke bail for Parnas, arguing he lied about his finances and posed a flight risk.)

Blackwater founder Erik Prince held secret talks with top Venezuelan official: sources

This doesn’t make sense other than they are doing Putin’s bidding. Russia is friendly with Maduro. That is why the Trump administration has done nothing to topple the regime:

Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro’s closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

Mayor Pete Turns to God to Win Over Black Supporters

Just call him Slick Pete. We are seeing the beginnings of the establishment Democrats trying to perpetrate a fraud on the American people. And in particular, African-Americans:

As Mayor Pete Buttigieg kickstarts his campaign to win over African-American voters who are skeptical of his spotty track record on issues of concern to black communities—or who are entirely unfamiliar with him at all—the millennial mayor is returning to one of the touchstones of his early campaign: his faith.

“It’s not for nothing that a lot of my experiences even back home addressing black voters, specifically, is in church,” Buttigieg recently told reporters aboard his campaign bus in New Hampshire, in response to a question about what “clicks” with African-American audiences. “Knowing how important an organizing principle faith is in so many black families, in so many parts of the black community.”

This is the hottest job market since the 1990s. Why aren’t wages growing faster?

Because it’s an illusion. The economy is only benefiting the very wealthy. The rest of us are getting scraps. Truth is wages have not changed in decades. Meanwhile corporate profits have boomed:

What’s clear is that the stock market is at record highs and many companies are having another very profitable year, yet the share of the economic “pie” going to workers remains at basically a 70-year low. And it does not show any signs of rebounding, even in a hot job market.

“One thing that really troubles me is the pace of wage growth. Workers are getting a smaller cut of what we produce than they used to,” tweeted Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of economics at the University of Michigan. “Everyone thought that a strong labor market would help change that, but worker’s share (compared to profits) of GDP remains stubbornly low.”

Democrats take in Lobbying Industry cash Despite Pledges

Democrats are not serious about reducing or eliminating the corrosive impact of special interest money in government. This explains why America’s welfare is being ignored. Only money-interests are being heard:

The lobbying industry has donated $545,173 to 2020 presidential campaigns with nearly 80 percent going to Democratic candidates, even as many of those hopefuls vow not to take donations from lobbyists.

Forbes 400 Wealth more than doubled over the last decade while Their Tax Rates Dropped

The wealthy are looting America. And they are doing it with the blessing of both parties:

The share of wealth held by the Forbes 400 more than doubled from $1.27 trillion in 2009 to nearly $3 trillion this year. That marks a significant increase encouraged by a combination of sliding tax rates, stock market growth, and the economic recovery, according to Gabriel Zucman, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley.

…The amount of taxable income for the wealthiest group of US citizens dropped from 27% in 2009 to around 23% this year, the first time they were effectively taxed lower than the nation’s working class, Business Insider reported last month.

Navy veteran loses US Customs officer job, faces deportation over Mexican birth certificate

This is a travesty. He worked honorably for the U.S. for 18 years. Now he’s being treated like a criminal for something he knew nothing about. Serving America should count for something. Not the case. Not in Trump’s America:

Raul Rodriguez had worked for U.S. Customs for 18 years when internal investigators confronted him last year with a document he had never seen before: His Mexican birth certificate.

Rodriguez, 51, a customs officer in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, felt the blood drain from his face. He had lived in the United States as long as he could remember and had no idea he was actually born across the border in Matamoros, Mexico.

“It was my worst fear,” he said Friday in an interview at his San Benito, Texas, home.

The Navy veteran was not charged with a crime but he was fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in July, lost his health insurance and had his residency application rejected this month. He and his wife, Anita, 54, a Homeland Security immigration officer, hope he gets to keep his retirement benefits.

Poverty in the USA – How the poor people survive (2019)

This documentary exposes the myth of the propaganda that America is prospering. The truth is only the very wealthy are benefitting from this economy. The average American just gets crumbs. The rest of us go from paycheck to paycheck. We barely keep our heads above water. The 1 percent have never had it better. And both parties are to blame. For decades while Democratic and Republican politicians put their hands out to Wall St. families lost their jobs overseas replaced by poor paying employment. In many cases without benefits. Our incomes cannot keep a roof over our heads. Meanwhile the rich are getting tax cuts and some of the largest corporations in America pay no taxes.