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Louder with Crowder, and Alonzo Rachel – [Sept 5th 2015] On this week’s Louder with Crowder we had Alfonzo Rachael, who talked with us about how he got started in the Conservative movement. He told us a bit out Andrew Breitbart, the Bible and what he thinks Conservatives should do to improve the movement and be more effective in changing hearts and minds. We also asked him for his thoughts on BlackLivesMatter.
Courtesy of JCScuba –
“Globalism is far more than “geographical” or “eliminating national borders and boundaries.” It is spiritual and demonic at its core. Few—very few—understand this. This is quite likely one of the main reasons why Trump is hated. Do your homework on this one. Think “principalities and powers.” Serious. Extremely serious.”
This excerpt courtesy of JCscuba –
Last week, Trump supporters were asked why they believe that the billionaire real-estate developer will treat them any better than the career politicians they mistrust.
The dozens of replies that were received from across the United States make up the largest collection I’ve encountered of Trump supporters setting forth their thinking in their own words.
Having read through this non-representative sample, I’ve always understood his appeal, but I understand it now than I did before.
(more on his page, link at bottom.)
Submitted by General Wood
A few days ago someone I don’t know asked this question on … Facebook and a mutual friend (knowing I am a Trump supporter), tagged me and asked me to answer the question. Here was my reply:
I am a Trump supporter for several reasons. I believe that our country is at a critical tipping point and we don’t have another presidential term to figure this out.
Health care costs are out of control, our labor participation rate is at a 50 year low, we have no borders, jobs are leaving by the thousands, the debt service on our national debt is nearing a point we cannot pay it.
The average person hasn’t had an increase in pay in 12 years. Over half the black men in our country are out of work. We are more divided than I can ever remember and I’m 60 years old. We are at the brink of losing our country.
On top of that we spend money we don’t have fighting wars we shouldn’t be in, and cannot win. We pay over a hundred other countries billions of dollars a year and our military are the policemen for the world. We must fix this mess ASAP.
Now, before I give you my reasons, I need to share my perspective. I am an evangelical Christian but I don’t believe it is the role of government to legislate morality. I am a service connected disabled veteran having served in the US Army as a paratrooper.
I started my second career as an auto mechanic and worked my way up to owning 12 auto repair franchises. I then sold them and began a new career in real estate, building my own company to over 150 agents.
Then in 2003 I invented a technology that put me on CNN and I began selling that software to real estate agents internationally. I’ve written 14 books, thousands of trade articles and have trained over 1,000,000 real estate agents in specific professional skills.
I’ve employed over a thousand people during that time, and until a month ago have been a registered democrat. Okay, now that you know where I’m coming from, here are my reasons:
First, his resume. Of everyone running for president, Trump is the only one who has ever employed anyone. He is the only one who has any experience in international trade. He is the only one who understands the impact of our tax laws and government regulation on companies and jobs.
Trump has made a fortune turning around failed companies. He’s worked complicated deals all over the world, negotiating with governments, labor unions, and international financiers. These skills are not learned overnight and we don’t have time for another life-long politician and attorney to get up to speed.
Second is his character. He is tough as nails. His children are pretty awesome. You can tell a lot about somebody by their kids. He is brutally honest as opposed to being politically correct. His employees and his ex-employees have nothing but praise for him. Even his ex-wives have nothing bad to say about him. Check it out.
Third is his success. He has built hundreds of successful businesses. One of his companies declared bankruptcy (chapter 11 or reorganization) four separate times before ultimately saving the company. All creditors were paid and jobs were saved. Bottom line is he is just a very good businessman.
Fourth is that he is a great negotiator. In fact, he wrote the book on negotiation — The Art of the Deal, an international best-seller. If we are to save this country we need someone who can work with people of differing opinions. Congress is grid locked. We need to work new trade agreements with other nations. We need to renegotiate treaties.
Fifth, Trump is a nationalist and not a globalist. He believes that our country comes first. We need to enforce our borders and the rule of law. He believes it is not our job to defend the whole world.
He believes that if we do help countries with their defense, we should be paid for it.
Sixth, he has great instincts. He predicted the rise of Osama bin Laden. He predicted a terror attack on a major US city. He opposed the war in Iraq although every other candidate but Bernie Sanders was in favor of the war. He opposed it because it would destabilize the middle east. He got out of the gaming industry before it crashed. Great instincts.
Seventh, he is a natural leader. Even those who don’t like him are following his lead. He has single-handedly set the agenda for this election cycle. He is respected internationally as well as in our nation. He oozes leadership.
Eighth, he is a great communicator and persuader. He is a master at using the media to advance his narrative. He totally understands the media. He built the most successful reality show in the history of television. These are skills he will need if he is to turn this country around.
Ninth, I have studied him. I read his first book in 1987 and realized he was a brilliant businessman. I’ve watched hundreds of hours of speeches, media interviews, read thousands of articles about him, several of his books, and studied his successes and his failures. He is the real deal. I challenge anyone to study him and not support him.
Finally, I have to look at what motivates him. Most politicians are motivated by money and/or power. Trump already has both. He has a history of being a patriot, from his military high school, to now. He has a huge ego, like every other candidate running. The difference is he is honest about his.
I think he sees our nation at a critical place and he knows that he has the unique skill set to fix the problems. If he does, he will go down in history as being one of the greatest presidents ever.
If you understand him, you know that his legacy is important to him (his name on all his buildings and companies). I even believe he is funding his own campaign so he won’t owe favors or loyalties to special interests.
When you evaluate his motivations you can’t help but admire him.
I remembered one more reason.
Everyone is about to blow a gasket over him.
The establishment republican party hates him and has actually been actively trying to take down their own front-runner.
The establishment democrat party hates him because they know he will crush Hillary in the election, and the establishment media hates him because he totally controls the news cycle and they cannot control him.
Even the donor class hates him because he cannot be bought. If all these people who I cannot stand hate him, that only makes me love him more.
You know who loves him?
The regular people in this country.
The ones who work their asses off every day and haven’t had a pay raise in over a decade.
The ones who pay the taxes and watch as their jobs get shipped overseas or across the border.
The ones who see their property values going down because corrupt Big Banking blew up the housing market.
The ones whose retirement is in jeopardy because social security has been raided and their 401Ks have been decimated by corrupt Wall Street.
So, again… these are my reasons. Please get out and vote.
Below are items I received via e-mail from allies here. Other egregious acts are made known by mail from conservatives, which occur in our country and abroad on a daily basis. In 2012, prior to the “elections”, thinking we were going to reverse course, I created a video and posted it on YouTube. Unfortunately, the error was not corrected; the only thing that changed is that things have become far worse. If the elites try to rig the elections this go around, I don’t care what “Party” you are affiliated with, WRITE IN Donald Trump.
Those are just a small sample.
Wake up! It’s not “Howdy Doody” time in America anymore. Here is a viewpoint I received awhile back, from a Veteran, some years my senior. Realize we’re angry and fed up. I agree.
When was the last time you could vote for the ideal candidate? I’m old, and I always voted. I can’t remember ever thinking any were ideal. We always have two choices, usually Tweedledee and Tweedledum. If you didn’t vote for Tweedledee, you got Tweedledum. That’s the way it is folks.
Now consider this an interesting analogy.
You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean, raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately, so you hire a guy. A pro. You don’t care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he’s the guy to do it!
You don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack… you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period.
That’s why Trump. Yes, he’s a bit of a jerk at times. Yes, he’s an egomaniac, but you don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians are playing games and we are all sick and tired of Tweedledee and Tweedledum choices. The Democrats are killing us, the Republican Party is gutless, liberals don’t have a clue, and illegals are everywhere. You want it all fixed!
You don’t care that Trump is crude, you don’t care that he insults people, you don’t care that he had been friendly with Hillary, you don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, you don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, you don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.
This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal’s, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hamid is a special group with special rights; to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in, AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED.
Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. You’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegal’s. You just want this thing fixed.
Trump may not be a saint, but no person or company he has ever done business with has come forward and called him corrupt, or hard to do business with. He doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, and he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him. All you know is that he has been well educated at the university of Pennsylvania business school, seems to have boundless energy, has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s not a cowardly, deceitful, professional politician. And he says he’ll fix it.
You don’t care if the guy has bad hair.
You just want those raccoons gone.
Out of your house!
THIS MAY BE WHY HE LEADS THE POLLS.
I think that pretty much says it all. R.S.V.P. X
Please note that this post was made Feb 2014.
I will end up trashing at least fifty posts, either due to being time sensitive, therefore obsolete, such as posted petitions; others? important issues were shown in videos no longer existing on YouTube. I noted many with a PAN logo from when I was a member, (no longer) with valued posts from others there, which I had reposted. Others are inaccessible because I linked to PAN instead of reproducing them on PWE.
I was searching in vain for a post I know is somewhere in the archives, but stopped at this post. Age is not a factor here; note the part starting with “***” this is one of several reasons why I’m “on the Trump train”.
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In 2006, I never really thought that I’d become a “political activist”. I was quite content to make satirical posts, humor, and potshots at idiotic behavior on JibJab; which is where I first used my pseudonym Professor X. The events of 2008, (a crashed economy, and an improperly vetted, Constitutionally ineligible person, actually elected to the Presidency) changed that forever. I could not, in good conscience, stand quietly on the sidelines. You have to stand for something, not sit on a fence.
I “met” some very valuable people while in my comfy J.J. sandbox… and lost track of others when J.J. closed down in December 2008. Two I’m still in contact with are several years my senior, though their insightful posts belie their age. (One does almost no postings; the person, a valued Veteran, prefers to e-mail people. It is from this source that I get frequent e-mails, some of which are too valuable not to post!)
This following post is more like an insightful opinion, that in happier times you’d find in your local newspaper’s editorial page. I have referred to this person only in oblique terms to preserve the person’s privacy. In this particular observation, while extremely uncomfortable, I find myself in agreement with ninety-nine percent of it. Many of these observations make mine seem inadequate in comparison! Some very astute comments on -ugh- changes we can expect. Sincerely, “X”
A Veteran’s Observations – CHANGES ARE COMING…
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1. The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
2. The Check. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office.. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.
3. The Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
4. The Book. You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.
5. The Land Line Telephone. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.
6. Music. This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalog items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
7. Television. Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.
8. The “Things” That You Own. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in “the cloud.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.” That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.
In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That’s the good news. But, will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.
9. Privacy. If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That’s gone. It’s been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. And “They” will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.
All we will have that can’t be changed are Memories.
10. Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind
The United States is rapidly becoming the very first “post-industrial” nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II.
But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America … Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us. The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. If the de-industrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?
Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every single month America goes into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.
So what happens when the debt bubble pops?
The de-industrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.
For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them. Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.
The following are 19 facts about the de-industrialization of America that will blow your mind…
#1 – The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.
#2 – Dell Inc., one of Americas largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.
#3 – Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.
#4 – In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.
#5 – According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.
#6 – As of the end of July, the U. S. Trade deficit with China has risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.
#7 – The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.
#8 – According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.
#9 – In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.
#10 – Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy.
#11 – As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.
#12 – In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.
#13 – The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
#14 – In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.
#15 – Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.
#16 – Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.
#17 – The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.
#18 – One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
#19 – The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.
So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?
“It’s common knowledge that the Republicans refuse to listen to what the voters have been saying for years; secure the border, protect American citizens, strengthen the U.S. military and stop importing Muslim ‘refugees’ from hostile Islamic nations.”
Despite the continued Trump bashing by the left, Republicans, most ‘conservative’ media, (Erick Erickson of RedState for one, who vows to never vote for Trump even if it means handing the presidency to Hillary), complete a$$hole talk-show hosts such as Mark Levin (who is the ‘defender of the Constitution’ except when it came to defending it regarding Barack Obama), and phony conservative bloggers like SOOPERMEXICAN, Trump is still in the lead for the Republican nomination with better than 50% support nationally.
Of course the Republican establishment is plotting behind closed doors to thwart the will of the voters in their effort to steal the nomination.
It’s common knowledge that the Republicans refuse to listen to what the voters have been saying for years; secure the border, protect American citizens, strengthen the U.S. military and stop importing Muslim ‘refugees’ from hostile Islamic nations. It’s also common knowledge that the establishment Republicans, along with the aforementioned media personalities will stop at nothing to get their way, continuing to protect their power and careers.
Ann Coulter wrote an excellent piece describing perfectly the dilemma facing the Republicans and just how bad the voters want someone like Trump or Cruz to win this thing. Either will spank Hillary in the general election if voter fraud is kept in check.
Here’s part of her writing …
JCScuba posted a clip of this event; the first speakers are worth listening to, until 6:47. After that there is nothing but music. At approx. 59:00 Trump gives a delivery that again, hits the nail squarely on the head. It is at 1:24:36 that he announces Gov. Sarah Palin, who takes the stage.
Joe Dan at his usual best; Among other issues in this video, he brings up the precise reason why I am registered as Republican: Election laws change from state to state, and can be changed by politicians at a moments notice. If you’re an Independent, states that are closed primary won’t allow you to vote for the candidate of your choice, you must vote Independent.
Information on Oath Keepers, and much information on the continuing battle in Clark County Nevada. It’s not over.
April 17th, 2014
The Bundy Family, and the supporters on the ground at their Ranch, including Oath Keepers, have put out the call for continuing support. Needed are:
Pop up tents
This will be a long struggle. The BLM and Harry Reid have stated that it is not over. We Oath Keepers plan on being there as long as it takes. Elias Alias, our Editor and Board member, is on his way to the Bundy Ranch today, for an extended stay. He’s 67 years old, and a Vietnam Vet, who still heeds the call of freedom.
Men and women, from all corners of the nation, are rotating in and out of the Bundy Ranch. While they are there, they need our support. If you are going there yourself, please consider bringing extra supplies, such as the above. If you want to support our efforts with financial contributions, ($$$$), Use the form below:
[ Above is most recent post at:http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/17/ongoing-support-needed-for-b… ]
AMONG THEIR RECENT POSTS SECTION:
The US federal government might have just evoked the fury of animal right groups over their shocking treatment of cattle at the Bundy Ranch, and may soon face legal charges of severe animal abuse in Clark County, Nevada.
NEVADA, April 12, 2014– Turtles and cows have absolutely no relevance to the situation in Nevada. Does the Constitution make provision for the federal government to own and control “public land”? This is the only question we need to consider.
[Re above post – see enlarged map in my post “Showdown in Nevada”
RELATED LINKS – Courtesy OF GDS44:
Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In America
The first official act we took after forming Oath Keepers was to issue our Declaration of Orders We (active duty Oath Keepers) Will Not Obey. You can read the full declaration here. Below is a summary of the ten orders listed in the Declaration, that Oath Keepers pledge to not obey, as part of keeping their official oaths:
1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
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