Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Why Jews Support the Democratic Party

Conservative comedian Evan Sayet really knows his stuff...and he'll make you laugh.
" be called a Jew you don’t have to believe anything. To be called a Jew, all you have to do is plop out of a Jewish womb. Because these Jews – I’ll call them here “The Plopping Jews” – do not believe anything particularly Jewish. Indeed, there’s absolutely no reason to expect them to vote in a way that reflects Jewish values and beliefs. Since a Jewish person’s Judaism is not of his own choosing or a reflection of his beliefs, his Jewishness is nothing more than an accident of his birth. Therefore, to expect him to choose to support Jewish causes is actually a form of bigotry. People’s behaviors are predicated on their beliefs, not on the circumstances of their birth."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ted Kennedy actually did what the American Press is falsely accusing Donald Trump of doing!!

According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections.

Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:

FLASHBACK: Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections & Help Defeat Reagan


Friday, February 17, 2017


This is an expanded version of a story that appeared in the Oct. 6, 2008, issue of The Nation. Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.
By Sydney H. Schanberg
The Nation – John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as the Republican Party has made McCain’s military service the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them.
The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. . .

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The latest report on the unconstitutional shadow government is an article in Foreign Policy magazine by Rosa Brooks, former Pentagon advisor in the previous administration, now working for the George Soros-funded New America Foundation. Brooks suggests a military coup to oust President Donald Trump. Brooks wrote, "One possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders." This, combined with an army of usurpers 30,000 strong in the ex-"president's" Marxist Organizing for America group, and a court system stacked with progressives, is a dangerous marker for America.

Why is this an important prophetic time for the "Church"? Christians, through their lack of participation as responsible citizens by not voting, were the one block that allowed two terms of the most communistic and Islamic "president" America has ever seen. During his tenure, religious rights and free speech were repeatedly attacked. It is fully documented that Christian churches, businesses and organizations were singled out and demonized for their beliefs. National security documents attacked religious freedom by suggesting that those who believe abortion and homosexuality is wrong were extreme radical threats to our country. While all along Islamists were killing people in the US in the name of allah.

The "Church" apparently had enough of this foolishness in 2016 and rose up, voting as a block and defeating the Islamic Marxist globalist candidate. This action alone fomented a nationwide temper tantrum by the malcontents. They have labeled Christian conservatives as Nazis, bigots, racists, homophobes, xenophobes and whatever else, while they themselves are acting out the very traits of their accusations. Meanwhile, it appears the "Church" has once again disappeared. The "Church," you and me, must resist every temptation to withdraw from society, thinking that a strong, conservative-minded President will do our bidding. He alone cannot. There is organized, lawless and Godless opposition.

Our country, the foremost beacon of religious freedom in the world, is faced with a revolution aimed at taking away our Constitutional freedoms. First will be freedom of religion and of speech. Next will be the right to bear arms. This is the pattern in every country that allows Marxism and/or Islamism. It moves from anarchy to despotism in short order, muzzling people, replacing God with government, and disarmament. Take heed "Church." You must stand NOW, not stand down. We must pray. We must be vocal. We must tell the story of righteousness and Godly sense. We must act courageously. Or we are going to face a dark and violent future. As Romans 13:12 says, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." Answer this prophetic and clarion call.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

NOTEWhen writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Heard from a number of friends of mine this week who said that they were afraid of letting their opinions be known in Hollywood, because they knew that it would cost them work.
And some who told me stories of how letting their political beliefs be known actually HAD cost them work.
And some who asked me if I thought my openness was costing me work.
This is how the Hollywood Left operates. They do not "disagree" with those of us who do not support their Democrat party.
They hate us.
They want us to be unable to work, or to speak, or to feed our families. They do not want to debate us, or to try to convince us that their way of thinking is correct.
They want us to disappear, to be afraid, to keep our mouths shut, to get in line, to cower before them.
They want us to die.
I refuse.
I refuse to be intimidated by them. In fact, I will laugh at them while they march in the streets, and pull their pants down and wear stupid p*ssy hats and block Betsy Devos from doing her job (when they don't even know why they are doing it), and call me a racist or Trump a Nazi or whatever other nonsensical name they want to use to justify their infantile behavior toward me and everyone in this country who votes differently than they do.
Every few years, they make another TRUMBO or a GUILTY BY SUSPICION or a GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK about the evils of McCarthyism and the terrible blacklist -- with no awareness that they are the NEW McCarthy, the NEW blacklist, the NEW "fascists" -- a word they throw out constantly, a word that they could not define if their next limo ride depended on it.
They do not scare me. And I hope more and more of us in Hollywood who think like me will stop being afraid of them.
It is time to show these bullies that we are not afraid.
While you watch the next self-congratulatory awards show, where they cry and applaud each other for being "brave" when they stand up to the microphone and say what everyone in the room demands that they say if they want to continue to work in this industry, keep this in mind:
They don't disagree with us. THEY HATE US.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

WHY was lawsuit against Trump's temporary hold on Immigration filed in Washington State? (Hint: George Soros)

FILED it would be appealed to Ninth Circuit Court of Clowns 

Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson has tried to stop President Trump’s executive order, along with other Democrats filing lawsuits for people affected by the ban.
Attorney General Robert Ferguson has received money from George Soros. The Aspen Institute, an organization funded by Soros, counts Ferguson among its members. The attorney also received a fellowship from the organization.
The Aspen Institute has some questionable views — for one, they see America as a nation that is rife with “structural racism.”
They also try to warn the American people that “the circumpolar Arctic region is experiencing significant ecological change due to global climate change,” which they claim is caused by the industrial activity of humans on Earth.
This organization receives money from Soros’s Open Society Institute, which means it is as corrupt as the billionaire himself. All of the lawsuits seem to be connected to Soros in some way, and each use the argument of religious liberty to oppose the ban.
But Trump’s ban does not have anything to do with the religious aspects of the migrants, which the attorneys would know if they read the document. They are ignoring the fact that this ban is in place to keep America safe.
Besides, the liberals don’t care about religious freedom, not really. They will persecute Christians all day long but defend Muslims even when religious persecution against them is not a factor.
Ferguson’s argument for standing against Trump’s order convinced the judge to temporarily block the ban of immigrants from seven countries because it was “separating Washington families, harming thousands of Washington residents, damaging Washington’s economy, hurting Washington-based companies, and undermining Washington’s sovereign interest in remaining a welcoming place for immigrant and refugees,” via LifeZette.
I wonder if Soros told Ferguson to say all these things or if he managed to come up with them by himself. Soros has made it perfectly clear he is an enemy of America and wants nothing more than to see it fall.
Soros is the face of the movement against Donald Trump, a man the American people elected to lead this country. Soros tries to influence anyone he can to protest and riot against Trump, using his money and power to change the tone of America.
I believe he will buy anyone to get his way, from people on the street to our attorneys to the mainstream media. He is brainwashing the people to believe one thing: that Trump is the enemy. He is the puppet master, and his influence over this country needs to end.
Date: 2/11/2017 1:24:58 PM
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Washington, DC

·  Views the United States as a nation rife with deep-seated “structural racism”
·  Warns that “the circumpolar Arctic region is experiencing significant ecological change due to global climate change” caused by human industrial activity
·  Receives financial support from George Soros's Open Society Institute

Founded in 1950 by Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke, the Aspen Institute (AI) seeks “to foster values-based leadership, encourag[e] individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and ... provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.” The organization pursues these objectives by way of seminars, public conferences, issue-analysis forums, and young-leader fellowships.

Encompassing a broad range of issues, many of AI's policy-work programs are rooted in the belief that the United States is a nation whose history amounts largely to an unbroken narrative of injustice; that government intervention frequently represents the best remedy for social and economic problems; and that America's deep-seated “structural racism,” while “harder to see than its previous incarnations,” is just as likely as its forerunner to “perpetuate racial group inequity.” This latter perspective is consistent with the views of a prominent AI board of trustees member, Henry Louis Gates.

Among AI's major programs are the following:

The Ascend Program for Family Economic Security contends that nearly 40 percent of all U.S. children “live in low-income families” headed disproportionately by unmarried black women, and seeks “to increase the economic security and educational achievement of [these] vulnerable families.” Toward that end, Ascend has secured philanthropic commitments from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and several private family philanthropists.

The Global Health and Development Program supports “innovative strategies for global health and poverty alleviation.” One such strategy is the creation of “government-led” and “community-based” health financing mechanisms that “increase access to equitable and quality health care.”

AI's Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to “improving the health, safety and overall well-being” of this allegedly maltreated demographic by means of policy development and advocacy, with special emphasis on suicide prevention.

The Commission on No Child Left Behind seeks to “build support for improvements in federal education policy to spur academic achievement and close persistent achievement gaps,” particularly between white students and their black peers.

The Economic Opportunities Program focuses on helping low-income individuals and communities “gain access to mainstream financial services,” and providing skills-training to prepare them to eventually succeed in the workplace.

The Energy and Environment Program warns that “the circumpolar Arctic region is experiencing significant ecological change due to global climate change” caused by human industrial activity. This program partners with several organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Center, and the World Wildlife Fund. Among the guest speakers who have appeared at some of AI's annual Environment Forums are Bill McKibbenCarl PopeVan Jones, and Cathy Zoi.

The Middle East Programs (MEP) seek to foster "a peaceful resolution of all Middle East conflicts" and the development of "partnerships between the United States and the Muslim world." One MEP initiative -- rooted in the premise that Palestinian terrorism is caused by poverty -- is the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership (USPP). This program aims to discourage Arab militancy against the West and Israel by “stimulating the Palestinian economy through sustainable economic development, job creation and training, and attracting foreign investment in the West Bank.” Key leaders of USPP include Ziad Asali and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The Agent Orange in Vietnam Program, supported by the Ford Foundation, endeavors “to raise awareness of the long-term effects” of the toxic defoliant used by U.S. troops in Southeast Asia during the 1960s.

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former female presidents and prime ministers who strive to “mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women,” and to increase “the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.”

The Global Initiative on Culture and Society “promotes the increasing recognition of the power of artistic and cultural expression to enrich human lives by provoking reflection, stimulating creative solutions to societal challenges, sustaining livelihoods, and illuminating the conditions necessary for social change.”

The Congressional Program, professing political neutrality, “provides lawmakers with a stronger grasp of critical public policy issues” via high-level conferences that bring legislators together with academics and experts to explore various policy alternatives in such areas as energy security, U.S. relations with the Muslim world, nuclear proliferation, and education reform. In 2011, this program was bankrolled by the Asia Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the ClimateWorks Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

AI has numerous noteworthy connections to the billionaire philanthropist George SorosFor example, in August 2004 Soros and other wealthy Democrats gathered at the Institute to brainstorm ways in which they could use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of George W. Bush in the upcoming presidential election. That same year, Soros spoke at an AI seminar (which also featured an appearance by Al Gore) titled “America’s Role in the Fight Against Global Poverty.” In 2006 Aspen sponsored a Soros talk where the billionaire promoted his book The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror. Jim Spiegelman, Aspen’s director of communications, formerly worked as a “special assistant” to Soros. And Arjun Gupta, who serves on Aspen’s board of overseers, is a vice president with the Chatterjee Group which advises Soros and the Soros Fund Management Group.

Soros's Open Society Institute (OSI) has awarded the Aspen Institute numerous large grants over the years, including $50,000 in 2004, another $50,000 in 2005, $195,000 in 2008, and $125,000 in 2009. The latter grant was earmarked for “international human rights and international humanitarian law and their application in American jurisprudence.” In 2011OSI funded AI's publication of a report blaming the overrepresentation of blacks and Latinos in U.S. prison populations on “the failure of so many of our society’s institutions.” 

Soon after the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, AI developed a close working relationship with the U.S. State Department. Said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that year: “We can’t imagine a better partner than the Aspen Institute.”

For additional information on the Aspen Institute, click here.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data


    • The Mail on Sunday can reveal a landmark paper exaggerated global warming
    • It was rushed through and timed to influence the Paris agreement on climate change
    • America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke its own rules
    • The report claimed the pause in global warming never existed, but it was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data

    • Saturday, February 04, 2017


      The idea of comparing an American president to Hitler is just as absurd …from any angle, in any context. The American system ITSELF pretty much prevents “Hitlers” from showing up. And America ITSELF is anathema to what Hitler was trying to create. An American ANYTHING or ANYONE is hard to fit into the Hitler model. It’s just not apples to apples.

      There are some fundamental things to understand about Hitler:

      "If we keep looking for Hitler in every United States president we disagree with, we’re not going to recognize the real one when he actually shows up …in a different country."

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      Can Christians View Muhammad As A Prophet?

      by Ali Sina:
      "I was born a Muslim and in my state of ignorance I believed that Muhammad was all the above and more. He was the most perfect human and an example to emulate.
      I woke up from that delusional thinking when I read the Quran. . ."
      "Either Muhammad lied or the Bible lies.  How can a Christian claim to believe in both these mutually contradictory beliefs?"

      Monday, January 30, 2017

      Here's a list of Presidents who have banned people from entering the USA

      (Sorry that Chester Arthur's name is spelled incorrectly here!)

      Thursday, January 26, 2017


      The Political Document for the Future of Syria
      Founding Statement of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria
      Qamishli, December 29, 2016

      1/27/17: TO THE POINT NEWS - Dr. Jack Wheeler

      Sunday, January 22, 2017


      The Frankfurt School’s work has had a deep impact on American culture. It has recast the homogenous America of the 1950s into today’s divided, animosity-filled nation.
      The Birth Of Cultural Marxism: How The "Frankfurt School" Changed America

      Friday, January 20, 2017

      Did you notice what Donald Trump said at his Pre-Inauguration Dinner speech on 1/19/17?

      At the Donald Trump Pre-Inauguration Dinner on 1/19/17, he mentions his son-in-law Jared Kushner being the best-equipped to broker a mid-East peace deal which is everyone's dream (09:00 - 09:30)

      I only have two requests:
      (1) Please don't let it be for 7 years
      (2) Please make sure he sells his property on 666 Fifth Avenue first



      Thursday, January 19, 2017



      Saturday, January 14, 2017

      Orwell and Huxley warned us, as did former FBI Agent Cleon Skousen in 1963


      1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

      2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

      3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

      4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

      5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

      6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

      7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

      8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

      9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

      10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

      11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

      12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

      13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

      14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

      15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

      16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

      17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

      18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

      19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

      20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

      21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

      22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

      23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

      24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

      25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

      27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

      28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

      29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

      30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

      31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

      32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

      33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

      34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

      35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

      36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

      37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

      38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

      39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

      40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

      41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

      42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

      43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

      44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

      45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

      Friday, January 13, 2017

      Obama: Then and Now

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      SEATTLE, WA: Employees are asking for REDUCED hours so that "jacked-up" minimum wage won't cost them subsidized housing!

      I just heard from a friend of mine that Seattle employees are asking for REDUCED hours so that "jacked-up" minimum wage won't cost them subsidized housing: Gee, who could have seen this coming...?

      Now this is downright funny. They scream for a higher minimum wage, then, when they get it they complain because they make too much money to qualify for the free stuff, go figure. By jacking up minimum wage, Seattle has provided a valuable lesson in liberal economics. The plan has now backfired.

      Nora Gibson, executive director of Full Life Care, told Seattle’s KIRO 7 TV she saw a sudden reaction from workers when Seattle’s phased minimum-wage ordinance took effect in April, bringing minimum wage to $11 an hour. She said anecdotally, some people feared they would lose their subsidized housing so they have asked that their work hours be reduced to remain eligible for all government subsidies.

      It doesn’t stop at $11/hour. The law puts it up to $15 starting January 1, 2017, they will have to reduce their work hours even more to remain eligible for handouts.

      Good thing the minimum wage wasn’t raised even higher, most would not work at all, they prefer to be spoon fed and remain on the government plantation.

      So now workers work fewer hours, but for the same take home pay, business' labor costs increase so prices increase, buyers (workers) pay more and no one is better off, and subsidies stay the same.

      Remember free market capitalism? Under that system, the harder and smarter you worked, the higher your standard of living. But that was found to result in income inequality, so now we have a system where wealth is bestowed by bureaucrats, and working harder doesn’t always make sense. And yet the taxpayer is still on the hook to support these non-workers.

      Monday, January 09, 2017

      When Meryl Streep said NOTHING

      "Meryl Streep said nothing when Obama’s Justice Department was targeting reporters and intercepting their communications; she said nothing when Obama’s Justice Department was arming Mexican drug lords, resulting in murder; she said nothing when Obama’s IRS was threatening and intimidating private citizens because of their viewpoints; she said nothing when Obama’s NSA was gathering a massive amount of telephonic activity by American citizens; she said nothing when Obama threw Israel over the cliff at the UN; she said nothing when Obama’s policies (or lack thereof) contributed to the growth of ISIS and its genocide, rape, slavery, and torture; etc.

      Streep is a liberal ass and partisan who should stick to what she knows — memorizing words written by people smarter than her and then repeating them when directed to do so. She’s incapable of basic reasoning and comprehension. She also disrespected her industry and the viewing public by using the Golden Globe Awards’ ceremony to burp up her baloney, as if what she had to say was so urgent and momentous."
      --Mark Levin

      Sunday, January 08, 2017

      2017 PREDICTION

      From Gary Starr of

      Sunday, January 01, 2017

      The post office in the sky

      "The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!"
      --Ludwig von Mises (Bureaucracy, 1944. Yale University Press. 1969, New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House)


      Saturday, December 31, 2016

      Eight Facts on the “Russian Hacks”

      Sharyl Attkisson:
      There’s no standing allegation by U.S. officials that the Russians (or anyone else) “hacked” into our elections system or altered vote counts.

      So what are the allegations and facts as we know them?

      Sunday, December 25, 2016

      Israeli Housing Developments in Judea and Samaria -- West Bank -- are legal. Here is why.

      As President Obama recently betrayed Israel at the UN in a marked departure from conventional US foreign policy, now appears a fitting time to highlight why Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory are both legitimate and legal.

      Tuesday, December 20, 2016

      The election of Donald Trump marks the third great effort to break free from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal system that has dominated American government for more than 80 years.

      Newt Gingrich:
      The election of Donald Trump marks the third great effort to break free from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal system that has dominated American government for more than 80 years.

      The first effort to overturn this bureaucratic establishment was Ronald Reagan in 1980.

      The second was the Contract with America in 1994, which resulted in the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years.

      Thursday, December 15, 2016

      The most risky thing Trump will do and it's replacing Obamacare

      Please take particular note of the last paragragh!

      I've been following Robert Laszewski for several years. Many of his Health Care Policy & Marketplace Review posts are also cross-posted at Forbes.
      I've posted his resume below first in order to show how important his qualifications are and then excerpted two things from his two most recent posts regarding the "replace" part of "repeal & replace" which includes the transition period...a VERY risky period for Trump, Republicans, and America and everything hangs on "us" getting this right!!!
      I made this as short and clear as I could--read the full articles if you want. Obamacare was a "first" and getting us out of this mess will be a "first"--it's all uncharted territory. The fines, the rising monthly premiums, the soaring deductibles, and the damage to our healthcare system (shortages of doctors, unmanageable loads of regulations and paperwork, etc.) might not seem as bad to people as a collapse of the entire system would if all this goes South!
      Robert Laszewski - Health Care Policy & Marketplace Review
      I am one of a kind having spent 20 years in the health insurance marketplace and 20 years inside the Beltway. I ran two health insurance businesses before coming to Washington, DC to start my own health care policy and market consulting business. Over the last 20 years my clients have been the people who run insurance companies, hospitals, and physician practices. A long time ago, I made all of the money I will ever need and I keep doing this because I want America’s health care system to work for everyone.
      But will there be any insurance companies in the exchanges come 2018?
      The Obamacare individual insurance market was an unsustainable place for health plans before the Republicans won the 2016 election and reiterated their promise to end it.
      Most carriers are now losing their shirts on their Obamacare exchange business. Some of the biggest carriers are exiting in 2017. Others decided to hang in for at least another year hoping the new Congress and President would fix it in 2017. Now, with the Republicans promising to kill Obamacare, there is little hope Obamacare will get better for the carriers in 2017 or 2018. Most in the insurance industry believe their losses will only increase as the sick stay in the pool and fewer healthy people, having been promised something better by Republicans, hold off on paying the big premiums and having to face the big deductibles in the current plan.
      The health plans are committed for 2017. But no health plan is committed for 2018.
      Faced with an expected worsening bottom line going into 2018 we cannot assume the insurers won't bail. What insurance company CEO will be willing to sustain the tens of millions, or in some cases hundreds of millions, of dollars in losses they now face, and expect to continue to face, to keep the dying Obamacare program afloat as a favor to Republicans?
      And remember, about half of the current Obamacare compliant market does not get a subsidy and these folks are also at risk of not finding a carrier in 2018. If the health plans get out of the health insurance exchanges they will likely either get out of the entire individual market or dramatically increase the premiums for the off-exchange market. It would appear that many of these often self-employed folks outside the exchanges voted for Republicans over their anger at Obamacare's big premiums and deductibles and could be faced with fewer or even worse individual health insurance choices in 2018.
      [The following are responses to an interviewer's questions.]
      What they have to do, and I don’t think they’ll do, is take the defunding bill they use to repeal Obamacare and reestablish the risk corridors and reinsurance fund. They have to do it inside the budget bill; otherwise they’ll need 60 votes.

      I think what they have do is reestablish one of the parts of Obamacare that Republicans have hated the most, the so-called insurance company bailout, because if they don’t, they’re going to have a catastrophic result come 2018.

      To have an orderly transition, I think Republicans need to reimplement the risk corridors by February or March. That is the only chance they have. I don’t think there is a single Republican member of Congress who has thought about this. I’m reading all these quotes and they’re completely blind to the fiasco on the individual market that they’re about to create.

      The ACA’s risk adjustmentreinsurance, and risk corridors programs were intended to protect against the negative effects of adverse selection and risk selection, and also work to stabilize premiums, particularly during the initial years of ACA implementation:
      Table 1: Summary of Risk and Market Stabilization Programs in the Affordable Care Act

      Thoughts are welcome and please forward to anyone who can help or is interested!