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DHS Secretary Lauds U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Islam

At the “Empowering Voices” conference (3/20/2015) held by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was not only given an award by our enemy for his outreach and engagement activities with them – for which DHS brags – he said, at the event, “The reading of the Quran reminded me of two things that MLK said a lot, which are quintessentially American values.”

Secretary Jeh Johnson is the same guy who declared the “War on Terror” over in 2012.

from John Guandolo’s Understanding the Threat

Greenpeace Co-Founder on Why He’s a Climate Skeptic

Patrick Moore, founder and former president of Greenpeace, delivers keynote address, “Confessions of a Greenpeace Drop out” at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 8, 2014.


This is a must-see video.

The Earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years, since the Little Ice Age ended, long before heavy use of fossil fuels. Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonized Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than today. And during Roman times, it was warmer, long before fossil fuels revolutionized civilization.

The idea it would be catastrophic if carbon dioxide were to increase and average global temperature were to rise a few degrees is preposterous…

By its constitution, the IPCC has a hopeless conflict of interest. Its mandate is to consider only the human causes of global warming, not the many natural causes changing the climate for billions of years. We don’t understand the natural causes of climate change any more than we know if humans are part of the cause at present. If the IPCC did not find humans were the cause of warming, or if it found warming would be more positive than negative, there would be no need for the IPCC under its present mandate. To survive, it must find on the side of the apocalypse.
The IPCC should either have its mandate expanded to include all causes of climate change, or it should be dismantled.

Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is threatened. Second, it invokes the two most powerful human motivators: fear and guilt. We fear driving our car will kill our grandchildren, and we feel guilty for doing it.

Third, there is a powerful convergence of interests among key elites that support the climate “narrative.” There has been no significant warming for 18 years while we have emitted 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide ever emitted. Environmentalists spread fear and raise donations; politicians appear to be saving the Earth from doom; the media has a field day with sensation and conflict; science institutions raise billions in grants, create whole new departments, and stoke a feeding frenzy of scary scenarios; business wants to look green, and get huge public subsidies for projects that would otherwise be economic losers, such as wind farms and solar arrays. Fourth, the Left sees climate change as a perfect means to redistribute wealth from industrial countries to the developing world and the UN bureaucracy…

We have no proof increased carbon dioxide is responsible for the earth’s slight warming over the past 300 years. There has been no significant warming for 18 years while we have emitted 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide ever emitted. Carbon dioxide is vital for life on Earth and plants would like more of it. Which should we emphasize to our children?

Read the entire interview and see video of Moore‘s address at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, July 8, 2014, in Las Vegas, where he was recipient of 2014’s Truth to Power Award.

Patrick Mooore was a cofounder and leader of Greenpeace for 15 years. He is now chair and spokesman for Allow Golden Rice.

Obama “Very Interested” In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

Seems like we’re making that up to make a point about amnesty, right?

We’re not.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is “very interested” in the idea of raising taxes through unilateral executive action.

“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.
Obama would not be the first president to try to establish tax policy through executive order. Our Grand Hero of the Depression, FDR, tried to tax people at a top marginal rate of 100% (yes, 100%) by executive order. Historian Burton Folsom explains that FDR “issued an executive order to tax all income over $25,000 at the astonishing rate of 100 percent. Congress later repealed the order, but still allowed top incomes to be taxed at a marginal rate of 90 percent.”
The rationale was the rationale always used by government to infringe on your liberties in jaw-dropping ways: We’re at war, don’t you know.

As Allahpundit notes in his post on this, Obama won’t tax the middle class with this tactic. He’ll restrict the action to corporate taxes — since, as we all know, corporate taxes are paid only by corporations, and are not passed on to consumers.

(If you are rolling your eyes at that last sentence, you’re my kind of reader!)

…the key bit comes at 1:10:45 below. Look at it from O’s perspective: If you’re going to steal lawmaking power from Congress on an important issue like immigration, why wouldn’t you also steal power on an issue like taxes that’s at the very core of the liberal agenda? Not only have Republicans in Congress failed to stop his earlier power grabs, they’ve actively humiliated themselves in trying. It’s pure win for the White House. And success, as the saying goes, breeds success.

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2nd Amendment Night … Success

ETP Membership Meeting .... Packed House!

ETP’s, 2nd Amendment Night, Membership Meeting …. Packed House!

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DAVID KOPEL, Nationally Prominent 2nd Amendment Rights Attorney speaks to the ETP Membership.

ETP’s February Membership meeting met with great reviews from those in attendance.  With the 2nd AMENDMENT being the focus of the night and DAVID KOPEL as Featured Guest Speaker , it was an informative and supportive evening.  David Kopel, a Nationally Prominent 2nd Amendment Rights Attorney gave an information packed report on the Colorado Sheriff’s lawsuit against Governor Hickenlooper over the 2013 anti-gun laws.  Jeffco D.A. Pete Weir, Jeffco Sheriff Schrader, Clear Creek County Sheriff Albers, and Park County Undersheriff Gore were in attendance to meet and speak with our members.  With a standing room only gathering, there was much appreciation shared.

An added feature to the evening was a large display of unique and popular firearms.  Bristlecone Pine Shooting Range, Colorado Gun Brokers, Three Gun and Suppressors, Ken Evridge CCW Instructor and others were there to share information on their firearms, classes, and expertise.

ETP’s March 9th Membership Meeting is shaping up to be another information packed meeting you will not want to miss ….. Save the Date!

 

Iran and the Bomb

Many countries have nuclear weapons, and many more want them. Only one, though, has its neighbors and the world terrified. That country is Iran. Why is everyone so concerned? Because the Islamic theocracy has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel, sponsors global terrorism, and would leverage the deterrence effect of a nuclear weapon to advance their anti-Western and anti-American interests. Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal explains the one thing you really need to know in order to understand why we can’t let Iran get the bomb–they may actually use it.


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