Inflation As Measured By The Cost Of Ice Cream Scoops

Posted By on December 3, 2016

This  is some kind of inflation … In  1974, a single scoop of ice cream could be purchased at a Thrifty Drug Store for just a nickel. Then the price increased to $0.10 in 1976, to $0.15 in 1981, jumped to $0.35 by 1991, exploded to $1.29 in 2010, and finally to $1.79 by 2013. Wowwwww

How Close Do You Live To A NUKE?

Posted By on December 3, 2016

An interesting map and definitely not good if you live around Northern Colorado,SE Wyoming or Western Nebraska which has 3 locations in close proximity. 

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Where Does Your State Rank With “Kid’s Living At Home”

Posted By on December 1, 2016

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New Poll Shows Less Than 1 In 3 Trust Mainstream Media

Posted By on December 1, 2016

Gallup first began asking if Americans trusted the mainstream media in 1972. America’s trust and confidence in mainstream media stood at its highest level back in 1976 at 72%. We are now at all time new lows. We’re not surprised!

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Source: Martin Armstrong, Gallup

So Now We Know! There Are Those That Wouldn’t Be Surprised To See President Obama Pardon Both Hillary Clinton And Himself Before Leaving The White House, Just To Be Safe Of Course.

Posted By on November 29, 2016

Eventually this stuff all comes out because of The Freedom of Information Act document collections.

The FBI released Huma Abedin 302, or the notes on her interview with the FBIIt is becoming painfully clear why Obama would never indict Hillary and may provide her a pardon to protect himself. Abedin told FBI agents she “had to tell the White House” every time Hillary Clinton changed her email address to make sure Obama’s device would accept it. Therefore, Obama outright lied saying the first time he heard of Hillary’s private emails was when the New York Times broke the story.

Abedin says she had to notify Obama of Hillary’s private emails so he knew what she was doing. The trail of evidence with Norway and Obama being given the Noble Peace Prize means that Obama was clearly a co-conspirator with Hillary. No wonder the FBI and Justice Department have stood down. They had to otherwise Obama could be criminally charged as well.

Sources: Martin Armstrong

A Simple Recount Of Election Results Demanded By Jill Stein In Wisconsin And Pennsylvania May Not be So Simple After All

Posted By on November 28, 2016

It looks like what it is, a publicity stunt and money making idea which allow’s Jill Stein to keep all the money left over from recount costs – and even if there are no recounts she gets keep the money… did anyone dare to read the small print in her donation plea?

Nope, just as we thought.

The Obama administration has already weighed in saying that the election results “accurately reflected the will of the American people” while Clinton’s campaign attorney even confirmed they had not “uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.”

Now, even prominent democratic strategists are turning on Stein as Joe Trippi described her efforts as a “waste of time and money.”

This afternoon the state of Wisconsin released their official “Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate” which came in at $3.5mm, or a mere 3x more that the $1.1mm that Stein had originally estimated and more than half of the $6.4mm she’s raised so far.

Meanwhile, the practical and logistical hurdles to success are starting to mount for Stein.  In order to get a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania, Stein needed affidavits from three residents in each of Pennsylvania’s 9,000 precincts to be filed by 5pm EST…something she apparently just thought about earlier today.

A Dog Might Just Be A Politicians Best Friend

Posted By on November 27, 2016

Maybe President Elect Trump should rethink his no pets rule, the thought here is he might need a best friend sometime during the next four years. We would suggest a dog that tightly fits his personality, one that is very loyal but also protective. A rottweiler, pit bull or doberman sounds about right. 

 

Trump could be first president without a pet in the White House in over 165 years

  • If Donald Trump doesn’t get a pet before entering the White House, he’ll be the first commander-in-chief to not have a pet friend with him in over a hundred and sixty five years
  • Only presidents Jackson and James K Polk have forgone having pets

 

What Is The Number One Purchase By The Poor With Their Food Stamps? Yep, You Probably Already Guessed It … It Was Soft Drinks!

Posted By on November 23, 2016

A new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program, show that soft drinks are the number one purchase, and milk is number two … logically speaking it should be reversed.

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U.S. State By State Top To Bottom Food Stamp Growth Over The Last 15 years

Posted By on November 22, 2016

Nevada leads the pack for highest 15 year growth in food stamps, Wyoming is best in class…with fewest.

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How The New Trump Tax Plan Might Relate To You

Posted By on November 21, 2016

From the looks of things, if this tax plan gets past the Republican congress, it will help everyone across the board.

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Trump Administration Targets Reigning In Record Regulations As A Top Priority

Posted By on November 20, 2016

The reliance on regulations led to more than 82,000* (not final) pages in the Federal Register, the official daily digest of the national government, in 2015, eclipsing the 77,000 pages in 2014 and the previous record of 81,405 set in 2010. When “economically significant” regulations are considered, Obama’s totals significantly exceed those of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Of the seven all-time high Federal Register page counts, six have occurred during the Obama administration. (For a history of Federal Register page totals since 1936, see Appendix: Historical Tables, Part A.)  President George W. Bush holds the title for fourth-highest level.

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Table 2. Total Number of “Major” Final Rules Published, 1997-2015 Calendar Year Number of “Major” Final Rules:      – Clinton     – Bush    – Obama

1997 – 61

1998 – 76

1999 – 51

2000 – 77

2001 – 70

2002 – 51

2003 – 50

2004 – 66

2005 – 56

2006 – 56

2007 – 61

2008 – 95

2009 – 84

2010 – 100

2011 – 80

2012 – 68

2013 – 81

2014 – 81

2015 – 76.

Source: Government Accountability Office’s Federal Rules http://www.gao.gov/legal/congressional-review-act/ overview#fedRulesForm; accessed on September 8, 2016. Data provided are the numbers of major rules published each year in the Federal Register and submitted to GAO under Section 801 of the Congressional Review Act, which requires that agencies submit their rules to GAO and to both houses of Congress before they can take effect (5 U.S.C. §§801-808).

Trump’s Latest Administration Choices Are Listed Below

Posted By on November 20, 2016

The statedtruth.com has learned that the list below represents “the lay of the land” pertaining to President-elect Trump’s administration positions …

“You’re going to see a number of different names that are up for consideration as part of the President-elect’s administration.  There will be non-traditional names, and a number of people who have had wide-ranging success in a number of different fields; including wide-ranging success in business … ”

Here is a short list of people thought to be in the running for the various cabinet positions that need to be filled over the coming months:

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CHIEF OF STAFF – The chief of staff manages the work and personnel of the West Wing, steering the president’s agenda and tending to important relationships. The role will take on outsize importance in a White House run by Mr. Trump, who has no experience in policy making and little in the way of connections to critical players in Washington.
  • Reince Priebus, Chairman of Republican National Committee – Accepted
CHIEF STRATEGIST – Stephen K. Bannon was also considered for chief of staff, but Mr. Trump instead named him chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House, saying that he and Mr. Priebus would be “working as equal partners” in the administration.
  • Stephan K. Bannon, Media Executive – Accepted
SECRETARY OF STATE – The State Department is the centerpiece of the post-1945 alliance-building relationships.
  • Bob Corker, Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP Presidential Nomonee, former Governor Massachusetts
  • John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush
  • Newt Gingrich, Republican former U.S. House Speaker
  • Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq
  • Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City
  • Nikki R, Haley, Governor from South Carolina
  • Stanley A McChrystal, former senior military commander in Afghanistan

ATTORNEY GENERAL – The nation’s top law enforcement official will have the authority for carrying out Mr. Trump’s “law and order” platform, including his threat to “jail” Hillary Clinton. The nominee can change how civil rights laws are enforced.

  • Ted Cruz* “Scoop 11-15-16” Ted Cruz has reportedly been seen leaving Trump Tower, Attorney General on the table per FOX NEWS Megyn Kelly
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
  • Jeff Sessions, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who takes a hard line on immigration  Accepted
  • Chris Christie, Republican New Jersey governor
  • Pam Bondi, Republican Florida Attorney General
  • Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina who headed the House committee that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya

TREASURY SECRETARY – The secretary of the treasury will be responsible for government borrowing in financial markets, assisting in any rewrite of the tax code and overseeing the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department also carries out or lifts financial sanctions against foreign enemies.

  • Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Trump’s campaign finance chairman – Accepted
  • Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
  • David McCormick, the president of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates
  • Jon Gray, a billionaire democrat from Blackstone who vehemently supported Hillary’s campaign
  • Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer
  • Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc
  • Tim Pawlenty, Former Minnesota governor
  • Thomas Barrack Jr., Founder, and chairman of Colony Capital, private equity and real estate investor

DEFENSE SECRETARY – The incoming defense secretary will shape the fight against the Islamic State while overseeing a military that is struggling to put in place two Obama-era initiatives: integrating women into combat roles and allowing transgender people to serve openly. 

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser under President George W. Bush
  • Jon Kyl, former Republican senator from Arizona
  • Jeff Sessions, Republican senator from Alabama and early Trump supporter, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Republican senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Duncan Hunter, Republican congressman from California and early Trump supporter, member of House Armed Services Committee
  • Jim Talent, former Republican senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • James N. Mattis, They call him Mad Dog Mattis, Retired Marine Corps general and former commander of U.S. Central Command – Accepted
  • Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY – The agency that overseas the nation’s vehicles, airplanes, railroads, pipelines, ports and highways – including how to proceed on the use of self-driving cars on U.S. roads

  • Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary under George W. Bush Administration – Accepted

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY – The secretary will help Mr. Trump achieve one of his central campaign promises: to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The department approves new drugs, regulates the food supply, operates biomedical research, and runs Medicare and Medicaid, which insure more than 100 million people.

  • Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate   
  • Newt Gingrich   
  • Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor
  • Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor
  • Rick Scott, Florida governor
  • Tom Price, R-GA – Pledges to dismantle and remake Obama Care – Accepted

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY – This agency, formed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has one key role in the Trump administration: guarding the United States’ borders and followup on widespread deportations and building walls, this secretary will have to carry them out.

  • Michael McCaul, U.S. Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
  • Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York mayor
  • David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter
  • Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump
  • Kris Kobach, Kansas Secratary of State

PRESS SECRETARY – Senior official connected to the president whose primary responsibility is to collect information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world.

  • Laura Ingraham, former Ronald Reagan speechwriter, attorney and talk host
  • Kellyanne Conway,  Manager of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, founder of consulting firm The Polling Company

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the President, serves as principal advisor to the President, the National Secuity Coouncil, and the, Homeland Security Council about intelligence matters related to national security; and oversee’s the National Intelligence Program

  • Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York mayor

HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issues and oversees environmental regulations, is under threat to redsign the agency “in almost every form.”

  • Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute who is overseeing environmental policy on Trump’s transition team
  • Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors
  • Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general
  • Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Jeffery R. Holmstead, Lawyer with Bracewell LLP, former deputy E.P,A. Administrator under George W. Bush

ENERGY SECRETARY – Despite its name, the primary purpose of the Energy Department is to protect and manage the nation’s arsenal of nuclear weapons.

  • Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, CEO of Continental Resources Inc
  • Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy Corp
  • James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush
  • U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, of North Dakota
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT – HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. 

  • Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate – Offered  

INTERIOR SECRETARY – The Interior Department manages the nation’s public lands and waters. The next secretary will decide the fate of Obama-era rules that stop public land development; curb the exploration of oil, coal and gas; and promote wind and solar power on public lands.

  • Sarah Palin, Republican former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008
  • Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor
  • Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil
  • Harold Hamm, Chief executive Continental Resources
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner
  • Mary Fallin, governor Oklahoma

EDUCATION SECRATARY – Goals are to redesign and drastically shrink the Education Department and shift responsibilities for curriculum research, development and education aid to state and local governments.

  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank
  • Betsy DeVos, Charter school advacate from Michigan – Accepted

COMMERCE SECRETARY – The Commerce Department has been a perennial target for budget cuts, but the secretary oversees a diverse portfolio, including the Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Linda McMahon, former world Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate
  • Dan DiMicco, Former CEO of Nucor Corp
  • Lewis M Eisenberg, Private equity chief, Granite Capital International group

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR–  The new C.I.A. director will have to decide whether to undo a C.I.A. “modernization” plan put in place this year by Director John O. Brennan, and how to proceed if the president-elect orders a resumption of harsh interrogation tactics — which critics have described as torture — for terrorism suspects.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
  • Mike Pompeo, three term U.S. Rep Witchita  Accepted
  • Mike Rogers, Republican former representative from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee
  • Pete Hoekstra, Republican former representative from Michigan

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER – The national security adviser, although not a member of the cabinet, is a critical gatekeeper for policy proposals from the State Department, the Pentagon and other agencies, a function that takes on more importance given Mr. Trump’s lack of experience in elective office.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn – Accepted
  • Stephen Hadley

U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE – The president’s chief trade negotiator will have the odd role of opposing new trade deals, trying to rewrite old ones and bolstering the enforcement of what is seen as unfair trade, especially with China.

  • Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp

AGRICULTURE SECRATARY – The agriculture secretary oversees America’s farming industry, inspects food quality and provides income-based food assistance. The department also helps develop international markets for American products, giving the next secretary partial responsibility to carry out Mr. Trump’s positions on trade.

  • Sam Brownback, Kansas governor
  • Chuck Conner, CEO National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner
  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

LABOR SECRETARY – The Labor Department enforces rules that protect the nation’s workers, distributes benefits to the unemployed and publishes economic data like the monthly jobs report. The new secretary will be in charge of keeping Mr. Trump’s promise to dismantle many Obama-era rules covering the vast work force of federal contractors.

  • Victoria A Lipnic, Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner

UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR – Second to the secretary of state, the United States ambassador to the United Nations will be the primary face of America to the world, representing the country’s interests at the Security Council on a host of issues, from Middle East peace to nuclear proliferation.

  • Kelly Ayotte, Departing senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Nikki Haley, governor South Carolina – Accepted
  • Richard Grenell, Former spokesman for the United States ambassador to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration

  • Peter King, Republican representative from New York

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY – The secretary will face the task of improving the image of the department.and take care of the country’s veterans, top prioriy.

  • Jeff Miller, retiring congressman from Florida and chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee

Source:Reuters, thestatedtruth.com

Iowa Lawmaker Introduces “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Bill To Stop Student-Coddling At Universities

Posted By on November 18, 2016

The Stated Truth: Hey Snowflakes, you gotta be kidding, are you still on the war path over the election results or did something else come along since then?                                                                      
Snowflake:  Nope, not kidding, the election was rigged, you know it and we know it … it’s so depressing that nobody can even function right, we just can’t cope, can’t move on, we’re so depressed, the University should just cancel all classes until after the holidays …poor Hillary, we all just breakdown crying  every time we think about that mean Donald Trump, why did God let this happen? It’s not fair. Hillary has wanted to be President her whole life, and that mean dick  ruined it for everybody. He did! It’s just not fair. Its not fair!  

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OK, then project “BUTTERCUP” will be launched.  It really didn’t need to be like this. As you “snowflakes” move through life, there will be many stressful things happen to you, and most will be much more threatening than this election was. Save the emotions for those instances when you really need them. Learn to cope with things you don’t necessarily agree with and are out of your control, and learn to move on. To cry wolf now only hurts you in the long run. Understand that I am telling you this for your own good.     AND NO, THE UNIVERSITY WILL NOT SHUT DOWN UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS JUST BECAUSE AN ELECTION DIDN’T GO YOUR WAY!   IS THAT CLEAR!  DO YOU GET IT!  NOW GET YOUR BUTTS BACK TO CLASS.

An Iowa lawmaker plans to put forth a bill that will target state universities that use taxpayer dollars to coddle students with sit-ins and grief counseling – such as “cry zones” in order help them cope with events like President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.

While issuing fines to those universities who want to pamper their students with child-like comfort, the bill would also establish new criminal charges for protesters who shut down highways, a circumstance that has risen out of the many anti-Trump protests that kicked off after the election.

“I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Iowa’s Bobby Kaufmann to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”

Following the Donald Trump victory in the Nov. 8 election, schools such as Cornell and Yale went as far as setting up a “cry-in” and a “primal scream” so students could let out their grief and frustration over the results.

Other elite universities offered students coloring books, puppies, play dough, Legos and bubbles to comfort students who felt distraught post-election.

The Story Is A Good One … It’s About How Donald Trump’s Presidential Campagn Out Smarted Both The Republican Idealoligists And Hillary Clinton’s Powerful Democratic Machine In The Biggest Election Upset of All Time

Posted By on November 17, 2016

The Trump people spent less than half the money compared to Clinton, and had millions fewer feet on the ground, yet easily won an election in a stunner of a lifetime. 

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But it’s more than just about Donald Trump. It’s about a novice political campaign neglected by the hierarchy of the Republican party, and using never before seen digital data techniques to create target rich strategies directed at flipping certain vulnerable democratic states (electors) to win a presidential election. It was also about using the electoral system to its maximum benefit based on confidential proprietary algorithms and the use of internal campaign data. Along the way they were laughed at by practically all major media sources and mocked as amateurs just wasting everyone’s time. Here’s how it was done, the biggest upset in U.S. history.

Brad Parscale had been associated with various Trump companies since 2010. In July he was brought on board to be the “digital director”, working closely with the Trump campaign as the man behind President-elect Donald Trump’s digital operational plan to reach out to disenfranchised voters.

Parscale’s skill set was invaluable to Trump as the presidential contender battled to defeat Hillary Clinton on  election day Nov. 8, 2016. It’s also why Parscale’s firm — San Antonio, Tex.-based Giles-Parscale Inc. — was paid an eye-popping $8.4 million by the Trump campaign just in July alone for developing what it called project Alimo.

Most of that money, about 90 percent by Parscale’s count, was spent on digital ads. Parscale’s expertise is using data to find voters who will relate to Trump’s message and tailoring ads to those prospective supporters.

“There’s a thousand ways to find people now,” he was quoted as saying, and that’s the direction we are moving.

Parscale explained that the campaign’s “data operation” ran everything from television ad buys to budget choices to where the campaign was on the ground, which he said was a first in American politics.

He also explained that they built models which gave the campaign the ability to zero in on undecided voters and “persuadable targets” like Pennsylvania and Michigan, which the campaign focused on after the data research revealed that Trump had a better chance there than the polls showed.

Trump’s plane flew up and down the east coast and rust belt areas in the last three days before the election, visiting and revisiting particular states that Clinton’s people thought were locked up. Interestingly Parscale’s data said otherwise, even though most of the media continually made fun of the strategy. In the end, every one of those states flipped to Trump on election day and in stunning fashion.

“We started to see that move our direction,” Parscale said. “And by the Friday before the election, I was 95% sure that we were going to win 305 electoral votes.”

“The data doesn’t lie, and that’s the beauty about data.”

Lastly, Donald Trump built the whole apparatus with his own funds, he owns it all. It this means Trump could sell the statistical data program to other campaigns in the future or use it to foment a larger fringe political movement for himself or close alies. 

Not bad for a novice venturing into politics for the first time.

There Is One Scenario That Could Still Get Hillary Clinton To The White House, But Congress Would Likely Throw Her Out Just As Fast!

Posted By on November 17, 2016

Yes, a rogue pathway which see’s electors jump candidates in states not bound by election results could get Clinton to the White House, but as standard procedure it has to be approved by the “NEW” Congress installed on January 6, 2017, and the Republican’s now control both the House and Senate. They would assuredly vote it down in a historical motion. 

For die-hard Democrats holding out hope that they won’t have to live through a Trump presidency, there is a last ditch, incredibly long shot for them latch on to — a surprise twist in the Electoral College.

Though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Trump has won the minimum of 270 electoral votes necessary to be elected president. And, he had 290 to Clinton’s 228.

Here’s the twist …

There are 160 Republican electorates in the 15 states that Trump won but don’t have laws bounding the electorates to the winner: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

According to the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president, when they meet on Dec. 19 in their respective state capitals. However, there is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from voting their conscience and refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.

There’s even a name for it: becoming a “faithless elector.”

Well over 99 percent of electors throughout American history have voted as pledged according to our research.

It does happen, though.

The last faithless elector reared his roguish head back in 2004, when a lone anonymous voter in Minnesota declined to vote for Democrat John Kerry and instead voted for Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards.

The rogue’s vote was purely ceremonial, as Bush already had 286 electoral votes, more than enough to ensure his reelection.

Faithless electors are technically barred in only 29 states from ignoring the will of the voters, though the penalties are light. And a faithless elector has never swung an election.

Clinton would need more than 20 GOP electors to go rogue and vote instead for her — a mighty tall order.

Even then, when the new Republican-controlled Congress meets on Jan. 6 to approve the electoral college vote, it would certainly vote to void any roguery, handing the victory firmly back to Trump.

The Founding Fathers created the electoral college because the were “afraid of direct Democracy.”

In fact, Alexander Hamilton thought the electors would make sure “the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

Sources: New York Post, The Stated Truth

The Democrats (Senator Barbara Boxer D – CA) Are Proposing To Repeal The Electoral College, Wanting To Revert To A Majority Vote – Winner Takes All Election

Posted By on November 16, 2016

Our first thoughts on this was “yes” maybe the electoral college has seen its best days, being that 2 elections in the last 16 years have gone in opposite directions of the popular vote count. 

On the other hand, the founding fathers created it for a reason. That reason was so that areas less populated in the United States would also have an equal say, their votes would mean something, and that they couldn’t be overrun by the few larger populated states exerting their special interests and will on the country as a whole.

So the whole idea of the electoral college was to create equality in voting across the country, and making each vote count toward something. Hmm… maybe it makes sense after all, it at least makes one think twice, doesn’t it?

Trump took the overwhelming majority of U.S. counties (Red), but lost the popular vote because of the concentration of democrats in highly populated areas. The will of the people seemed to be accurately reflected in the voting for Trump as those winning votes represented over 85% of the land mass of the U.S., meaning that the electoral process did work like it was supposed too. 

As shown in this map (click on “Results By County”) from the San Francisco Chronicle, Trump won the overwhelming majority of American counties:

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A Review Of Trump Presidential High Cabinet Positions

Posted By on November 15, 2016

The statedtruth.com has learned that the list below represents an “accurate lay of the land” pertaining to President-elect Trump’s administration positions …

“You’re going to see a number of different names that are up for consideration as part of the President-elect’s administration.  There will be non-traditional names, and a number of people who have had wide-ranging success in a number of different fields; including wide-ranging success in business … ”

Of the key open positions, Senator Jeff Sessions is thought to be the front-runner for Attorney General.  With that said, per Reuters, here is a short list of people thought to be in the running for the various cabinet positions that need to be filled over the coming months:

CHIEF OF STAFF – The chief of staff manages the work and personnel of the West Wing, steering the president’s agenda and tending to important relationships. The role will take on outsize importance in a White House run by Mr. Trump, who has no experience in policy making and little in the way of connections to critical players in Washington.
  • Reince Priebus, Chairman of Republican National Committee – Accepted
CHIEF STRATEGIST – Stephen K. Bannon was also considered for chief of staff, but Mr. Trump instead named him chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House, saying that he and Mr. Priebus would be “working as equal partners” in the administration.
  • Stephan K. Bannon, Media Executive – Accepted
SECRETARY OF STATE – The State Department is the centerpiece of the post-1945 alliance-building relationships.
  • Bob Corker, Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP Presidential Nomonee, former Governor Massachusetts
  • John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush
  • Newt Gingrich, Republican former U.S. House Speaker
  • Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq
  • Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City
  • Nikki R, Haley, Governor from South Carolina
  • Stanley A McChrystal, former senior military commander in Afghanistan

ATTORNEY GENERAL – The nation’s top law enforcement official will have the authority for carrying out Mr. Trump’s “law and order” platform, including his threat to “jail” Hillary Clinton. The nominee can change how civil rights laws are enforced.

  • Ted Cruz* “Scoop 11-15-16” Ted Cruz has reportedly been seen leaving Trump Tower, Attorney General on the table per FOX NEWS Megyn Kelly
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
  • Jeff Sessions, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who takes a hard line on immigration  Accepted
  • Chris Christie, Republican New Jersey governor
  • Pam Bondi, Republican Florida Attorney General
  • Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina who headed the House committee that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya

TREASURY SECRETARY – The secretary will be responsible for government borrowing in financial markets, assisting in any rewrite of the tax code and overseeing the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department also carries out or lifts financial sanctions against foreign enemies.

  • Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Trump’s campaign finance chairman
  • Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
  • Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer
  • Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc
  • Tim Pawlenty, Former Minnesota governor
  • Thomas Barrack Jr., Founder, and chairman of Colony Capital, private equity and real estate investor

DEFENSE SECRETARY – The incoming secretary will shape the fight against the Islamic State while overseeing a military that is struggling to put in place two Obama-era initiatives: integrating women into combat roles and allowing transgender people to serve openly. 

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser under President George W. Bush
  • Jon Kyl, former Republican senator from Arizona
  • Jeff Sessions, Republican senator from Alabama and early Trump supporter, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Republican senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Duncan Hunter, Republican congressman from California and early Trump supporter, member of House Armed Services Committee
  • Jim Talent, former Republican senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • James N. Mattis, Retired Marine Corps general and former commander of U.S. Central Command
  • Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY – The secretary will help Mr. Trump achieve one of his central campaign promises: to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The department approves new drugs, regulates the food supply, operates biomedical research, and runs Medicare and Medicaid, which insure more than 100 million people.

  • Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate   
  • Newt Gingrich   
  • Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor
  • Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor
  • Rick Scott, Florida governor

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY – The hodgepodge agency, formed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has one key role in the Trump administration: guarding the United States’ borders and followup on widespread deportations and building walls, this secretary will have to carry them out.

  • Michael McCaul, U.S. Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
  • Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York mayor
  • David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter
  • Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump

PRESS SECRETARY – Senior official connected to the president whose primary responsibility is to collect information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world.

  • Laura Ingraham, former Ronald Reagan speechwriter, attorney and talk host
  • Kellyanne Conway,  Manager of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, founder of consulting firm The Polling Company

HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY – The Environmental Protection Agency, which issues and oversees environmental regulations, is under threat to redsign the agency “in almost every form.”

  • Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute who is overseeing environmental policy on Trump’s transition team
  • Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors
  • Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general
  • Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Jeffery R. Holmstead, Lawyer with Bracewell LLP, former deputy E.P,A. Administrator under George W. Bush

ENERGY SECRETARY – Despite its name, the primary purview of the Energy Department is to protect and manage the nation’s arsenal of nuclear weapons.

  • Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, CEO of Continental Resources Inc
  • Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy Corp
  • James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush
  • U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, of North Dakota
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner

INTERIOR SECRETARY – The Interior Department manages the nation’s public lands and waters. The next secretary will decide the fate of Obama-era rules that stop public land development; curb the exploration of oil, coal and gas; and promote wind and solar power on public lands.

  • Sarah Palin, Republican former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008
  • Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor
  • Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil
  • Harold Hamm, Chief executive Continental Resources
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner

EDUCATION SECRATARY – Redesign and drastically shrink the Education Department and shift responsibilities for curriculum research, development and education aid to state and local governments.

  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank

COMMERCE SECRETARY – The Commerce Department has been a perennial target for budget cuts, but the secretary oversees a diverse portfolio, including the Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Linda McMahon, former world Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate
  • Dan DiMicco, Former CEO of Nucor Corp
  • Lewis M Eisenberg, Private equity chief, Granite Capital International group

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR–  The new C.I.A. director will have to decide whether to undo a C.I.A. “modernization” plan put in place this year by Director John O. Brennan, and how to proceed if the president-elect orders a resumption of harsh interrogation tactics — which critics have described as torture — for terrorism suspects.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
  • Mike Pompeo, three term U.S. Rep Witchita  Accepted
  • Mike Rogers, Republican former representative from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee
  • Pete Hoekstra, Republican former representative from Michigan

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER – The national security adviser, although not a member of the cabinet, is a critical gatekeeper for policy proposals from the State Department, the Pentagon and other agencies, a function that takes on more importance given Mr. Trump’s lack of experience in elective office.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn – Accepted
  • Stephen Hadley

U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE – The president’s chief trade negotiator will have the odd role of opposing new trade deals, trying to rewrite old ones and bolstering the enforcement of what is seen as unfair trade, especially with China.

  • Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp

AGRICULTURE SECRATARY – The agriculture secretary oversees America’s farming industry, inspects food quality and provides income-based food assistance. The department also helps develop international markets for American products, giving the next secretary partial responsibility to carry out Mr. Trump’s positions on trade.

  • Sam Brownback, Kansas governor
  • Chuck Conner, CEO National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner
  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank

LABOR SECRETARY – The Labor Department enforces rules that protect the nation’s workers, distributes benefits to the unemployed and publishes economic data like the monthly jobs report. The new secretary will be in charge of keeping Mr. Trump’s promise to dismantle many Obama-era rules covering the vast work force of federal contractors.

  • Victoria A Lipnic, Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner

UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR – Second to the secretary of state, the United States ambassador to the United Nations will be the primary face of America to the world, representing the country’s interests at the Security Council on a host of issues, from Middle East peace to nuclear proliferation.

  • Kelly Ayotte, Departing senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Richard Grenell, Former spokesman for the United States ambassador to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration

  • Peter King, Republican representative from New York

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY – The secretary will face the task of improving the image of the department.and take care of the country’s veterans, top prioriy.

  • Jeff Miller, retiring congressman from Florida and chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee

Source:Reuters, thestatedtruth.com

Who’s Behind The Portland Riots? Over 60% Of Arrested Anti-Trump Protesters Were From Out Of State, Didn’t Vote

Posted By on November 15, 2016

Looks like collusion to us as the buses stream in with protesters, then go around the corner to park, waiting to take everybody back home … hello, hello out there, anybody not being paid to riot … go ahead, raise you hands we’re waiting?  OK we’re not seeing to many hands, how many of you voted, hello, it’s OK, raise you hands, don’t be shy…got it, looks like we’re talking to ourselves!

Amid more headlines of Soros‘ involvement, KGW reports that more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland were from out of state. Two months ago, Charlotte police confirmed that 70% of those arrested during the riots were from out-of-state. Then going back 18 months before that, as the riots flared in Ferguson, George Soros spurred the protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.

 

Election Night Rage At Clinton Headquarters

Posted By on November 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton had to be “briefly restrained”  trying to attack her own campaign staff after hearing of election results that were not going her way on election night! Podesta was then forced to break the bad news to Clinton volunteers of an election gone very bad, with their candidate Hillary Clinton nowhere to be found! 

 

New Poll Shows The Media Has Nobody To Blame But Themselves For Bias …

Posted By on November 15, 2016

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.

Key findings:

  • 7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.
  • 8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).
  • 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”
  • 8% of Trump voters said they would have voted for Clinton if they had believed what the media were saying about Trump.
  • 97% of voters said they did not let the media’s bias influence their vote.

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell:

“The media are in full panic mode because the American people rejected their leftist agenda — and them. People didn’t believe the nonsense that the media were politically neutral. Even a third of Hillary’s supporters believe they were pro-Hillary!

“When you have a strong majority of actual voters saying the national ‘news’ media were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and tried to influence the public to vote for her; and believing they are fundamentally dishonest, you have a major problem that can’t be fixed with an apology. The public has rejected this institution as being either objective or truthful. There is an institutional bias at major media networks that must be repaired and I am highly skeptical that news executives are interested or capable of undertaking this responsibility.

“Despite the overwhelming and persistent bias of this cycle in particular, I am heartened by the fact that, according to our poll, the American people didn’t let it sway their vote. If this isn’t a wakeup call for the left-wing media to stay out of politics, I don’t know what is.”

Source: Media Research

Trump Proposes Student Debt Cap Of 12.5 Of Income And Forgiveness At 15 Years!

Posted By on November 14, 2016

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 An idea whose time has come …

Trump has proposed capping student debt at 12.5% of their income and a debt forgiveness at 15 years. Yes this will cost something, but it is the only way to unwind the unfair practices of the Clintons, who made student loans non-dischargable in bankruptcy. But then the shifty bankers had often parents cosign the student loans so in effect they became collateralized and non-dischargable.

Trump’s plan is a major step in solving this problem. But to bring down the cost of education we must eliminate the free money and make schools competitive for the first time.

Martin Armstrong

Sorry Generation Snowflake … YOU LOST … Stop Crying Real Tears And Get A Life!

Posted By on November 12, 2016

Generation Snowflake, or the Snowflake Generation, is a term that refers to young people, typically university or college students, who seek to avoid emotionally charged topics, dissenting ideas, opposite opinions or unpopular (in their minds) outcomes because it makes them depressed and severely distressed. In light of this, snowflakes are now demanding that schools and universities offer them a safe space environment and time off from classes to get over their election shock and depression. 

The snowflake generation was created by a society over protecting them as they grew up, and giving them an award for participation in events they were a participant in, even though they won nothing. The participation award made them think they should always be rewarded and that they were as good as the winner, regardless of outcomes, the reasoning being otherwise many of them would never win anything and become depressed. Snowflakes think they should have total fulfillment throughout life, even if not earned, it made winners out of everybody. Generation Snowflake members “are genuinely distressed by ideas that run contrary to their perceived worldview”; and they are more likely than previous generations of students to report that they have mental health problems.

The problem has become a highlight during the 2016 presidential election. When Donald Trump won the presidential election in a surprise upset, the snowflakes went off on rioting binges reasoning that Hillary Clinton should be president, because it was so important to her and she deserved it.

In recent days, Snowflakes have created petitions to overrule the accepted results of the election in favor of ‘giving’ Hillary Clinton the presidency, and have managed to accumulate over 2 million votes to do so.

The Lesson – Populist Donald Trump Wins The U.S. Presidential Election Using Social Media Metrics, Hillary Clinton Loses Even Though She Outspent Trump By Over 3-1!

Posted By on November 10, 2016

Donald Trump pulled off one of the biggest upsets in American political history and he was able to do it after spending nearly one third of what the Clinton campaign spent.  According to Reuters, Hillary Clinton raised over $900 million for her campaign compared to only $270 million for Trump, much of which came out of his own pocket.  Given the current popular vote count those spending figures equate to roughly $13.45 per Hillary vote versus $4.57 for Trump.  Moreover, those spending figures don’t even factor in the money spent by the various Super PACs where Hillary likely outspent Trump by a hefty margin as well.

Updated Saturday Nov 12, 2016 …… On a phone call with supporters on Saturday, Clinton said her campaign and the national party had raised $900 million from more than 3 million individual donors, according to the two participants who spoke to Reuters

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Relying heavily on an unorthodox mix of social media, unfiltered rhetoric, and a knack for winning free TV time, the New York real estate magnate likely paid less than $5 per vote during his insurgent White House bid, about half what Clinton paid, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance records and voting data. Those figures assume the candidates spent all the funds they raised.

Trump’s cost-effective win has upended prevailing concepts about the influence of money in American politics and raised the question of whether a lean, media-savvy campaign can become the new model for winning office in the United States.

Political strategists and academics tend to agree, however, that Trump’s performance would be tough to repeat. A household name for his luxury brand resorts, reality TV stardom, and ability to surround himself with non-stop controversy, Trump held advantages that many political candidates lack.

“I think this is a case where Trump had unique characteristics as a candidate that allowed him to pursue a different type of strategy,” said Tony Corrado, a professor of government at Colby College in Maine.

While Trump pursued a lean financial strategy, Hillary went heavy of the traditional campaigning model that included $100s of millions spent on TV and radio ads across the country and over $40 million on high-priced strategists.  There must be an awful lot of “millionaires, billionaires, private jet owners” this morning thinking about how they would like a redo on some of their contributions from the past year.

The former secretary of state stuck to the more traditional campaigning model of launching expensive television ads and funding hundreds of staffers who fanned across the country to work to increase voter turnout on Election Day.

She spent more than $237 million on television ads and more than $42 million on hundreds of staffers.

She also benefited from spending by the Super PACs supporting her candidacy, which are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money but cannot coordinate directly with the campaign. More than a dozen people, including hedge fund magnate Donald Sussman and global financier George Soros,  wrote multi-million checks to Priorities USA, the primary PAC supporting her campaign, according to filings.

In addition to her huge advertising spend, Hillary also massively outspent Trump on “field operations.”  Trump was frequently criticized throughout the election cycle for not having a well developed “ground game” but it turns that his voters turned out in record numbers despite his relative lack of spending.

Sources: ZeroHedge, CNBC

Crony Capitalism, Globalism And Elitism Has Been Blown Up … Now A New American Dream Rises From The Ashes

Posted By on November 9, 2016

Donald Trump – You’re Hired!

A ‘colossal ordeal’  – may lead to a ‘colossal transformation’, or for those completely in-turmoil over what is to be the historical overthrow of the ‘existing order’; the message is still unmistakable.    ‘Gene Inger’

Whether this is the beginning of a difficult painstaking process to wrestle back control of America’s destiny; or a most negative imaginable development for the overextended monetarists and globalists; it’s pretty much an American version of Brexit.

Had Hillary Clinton won; it would have been continuity of the current order. And it would have limited the economic process with respect to maintaining the international trading order as it has been. With her out of the picture; the pain comes from a side which hasn’t been heard from much in the hallowed halls of Washington.

Let’s be honest. There was much at work here.  The USC / LA Times and IBD (Investors Business Daily) and Facebook mood ‘polls’ that were ignored by most networks, turned out to be spot-on. Trump stated from the beginning that this election would not be won by the large amounts of money spent, but a win would come because of  the well understood use of social media. He was right on!

The grand consequences of Obamacare; geopolitics, Supreme Court; of Trade … National Security… all matter. A huge responsibility exists; and understanding the ability of non-professionals to handle it seems obvious to Trump, a man considered to be one of the most successful business men of all time!

The future is now. Let’s see what he can do!

       The Stated Truth

It’s A Wrap … Trump Wins Presidential Election For The Ages … Will Make America Great Again

Posted By on November 9, 2016

In a year of upsets, maybe the greatest upset ever, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.

Just a reminder, back on October 28th, we posted results of an artificial intelligence computer program that had called the last 3 presidential elections correctly, and it didn’t waiver on this election, picking Trump, even as an unbelievable underdog.

But what does a computer know?

Obviously a lot!

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This Is The Stated Truth’s 2,500’th Post

Posted By on November 6, 2016

 

Our 2,500’th post …

 

Thanks for dropping by  www.thestatedtruth.com … 

 

 

FBI Clears Hillary Clinton … Again!

Posted By on November 6, 2016

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It’s The Year 2016, The Most Bizarre Year EVER!

Posted By on November 6, 2016

The year is 2016….in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavs worked itself into a mess down 1-3, and no team in history had ever come back from such a predicament, until now…congratulations to the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers for winning the last three in a row in the most exciting NBA comeback ever.

But we are not done.

As we move into fall and the World Series, the Cleveland Indians build a 3-1 lead. But the unthinkable happened again. The Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series since 1908, win the last three games of the World Series, capped by a game 7 thriller that went into extra innings and presto, the curse of the billy goat is gone from the Cubs forever.

What could this tell us about our election?

Maybe it’s just one of those years…A few weeks ago Clinton was running away with the election, but out of nowhere came the FBI surprise letter to congress and wam bam it’s a race again. Does this election end up with a win for the underdog, or does it end up so close that electoral votes are in a dead heat tie, forcing congress to then decide the presidency? Oh what a mess that would be!

 

Postelection Possibilities For The United States If Hillary Clinton Is Elected President

Posted By on November 6, 2016

QUESTION: What happens if Hillary is indicted? Will she be impeached?

ANSWER: A President cannot be impeached for crimes prior to taking office. Only those committed during their office. If Congress called her back as President for an investigation and she lied under oath, that would be impeachable. Nevertheless, this question would invoke Section 3 of the 20th Amendment. There is no Supreme Court interpretation of that Amendment and it would turn on the meaning of does she“qualify” to take office. This is what Section 3 says:

Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Let’s begin that a criminal conviction DOES NOT disqualify you from becoming President. The only real qualification specified by the Constitution is “natural born” citizen. This is where the fight over Obama also began. For Barack Obama the question was whether he was born in Hawaii, which is U.S. soil. For John McCain the question was whether the Panama Canal Zone, where he was born, was U.S. soil. To make this clear, even if you are born of parents both of whom were U.S. citizens, this by itself does not make you a “natural-born” citizen under the Constitution. However, a statute was later adopted naturalizing such persons at birth. The authority for the term “natural born” is William Blackstone (1723-1780), in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume II, in particular Chapter 10:

As to the qualifications of members to sit at this board: any natural born subject of England is capable of being a member of the privy council; taking the proper oaths for security of the government, and the test for security of the church. But, in order to prevent any persons under foreign attachments from insinuating themselves into this important trust, as happened in the reign of king William in many instances, it is enacted by the act of settlement,l that no person born out of the dominions of the crown of England, unless born of English parents, even though naturalized by parliament, shall be capable of being of the privy council.

… the king has also the prerogative of conferring privileges 53 upon private persons. Such as granting place or precedence to any of his subjects, as shall seem good to his royal wisdom:g or such as converting aliens,54 or persons born out of the king’s dominions, into denizens; whereby some very considerable privileges of natural-born subjects are conferred upon them. Such also is the prerogative of erecting corporations;55 whereby a number of private persons are united and knit together, and enjoy many liberties, powers, and immunities in their politic capacity, which they were utterly incapable of in their natural. Of aliens, denizens, natural-born, and naturalized subjects, I shall speak more largely in a subsequent chapter;

The Founding Fathers relied upon Blackstone. This is really the seminal authority to which we must refer. Now lets deal with the two possibilities assuming there is no indictment prior to the election. First, if Hillary wins the election and is indicted before the inauguration, this gets interesting and presents a constitutional crisis and would differ from being indicted after the inauguration.

An indictment is not a conviction. An indictment also does not disqualify a person from being eligible for the presidency any more than a conviction would. Therefore, should Hillary be indicted before she is inaugurated, it would have no disqualification impact. The only disqualifying result would be if she were to be denied bail or is sentenced to prison so in that situation she would then not be “qualified” to carry out her presidency from prison. Consequently, if Hillary was indicted after winning the election but before officially taking office, she would stall the proceedings to take office before her case concludes. Why? Once she is in office as President, it gets even more crazy. If Hillary is indicted and convicted prior to her inauguration, and goes to jail, then she would be deemed incapacitated, and therefore under Section 3 of the 20th Amendment, the Vice President-Elect Tim Kaine, would become President. So she would postpone any such trial to prevent being imprisoned before taking office. That’s not very probable that she would be indicted and convicted before inauguration. Such a process would never be that fast.

Our second possibility would be if Hillary wins the election and steps down before the inauguration, which given her tenacity seems equally unlikely. Nevertheless, should Hillary become President-Elect and decides to step down before her inauguration, for being indicted and there is a major public outcry, Kaine would become President. However in such a  crazy situation where a candidate steps down after the general election, but before the Electoral College actually votes, then under statutory law the electors would be able to vote for whomever they want in most cases. In theory, they could vote anyone into office including Joe Biden. That would really be a Constitutional Crisis.

What happens if the investigation continues after the election and Hillary wins and is inaugurated before a decision is made to indict her? This is where the “law” is unclear. Most likely, Hillary would escape justice completely, due to the principle that only Presidents are immune from criminal prosecution while in office. Here there was a Department of Justice memorandum drafted by the Office of Legal Counsel back in 1973 during the Nixon days. That memo said that prosecution of a sitting President would undermine the power of the executive branch and its ability to function. Nixon resigned and Ford pardoned him to prevent a criminal prosecution after leaving office. Back in 2000, a new memo was drafted reviewing that determination and agreed that a President is immune from indictment and prosecution for the duration of their time in office when Bill Clinton was impeached. Keep in mind, however, that no court has ruled on this issue yet so here we have uncharted territory.

Nevertheless, this issue was in fact argued before the Supreme Court by then White House attorney James D. St. Clair. The argument turned on what the Constitution says “The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America” and that therefore includes federal or state prosecutions. St. Clair then argued that since the President controls federal prosecutions, then the President isn’t subject to them himself. I would not buy that argument and this is where an appointment of a Special Prosecutor comes into play. If a “Special Prosecutor” has the authority to indict, then this would seem to negate that superficial position. This would actually become the Roman position of a Tribune.

St. Clair did concede that the Constitution says that after an official is impeached and convicted by the Senate, then and only then would a president be “liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.” His twist was that a President is only able to be prosecuted after being removed from office. However, that line applies to all federal officials subject to impeachment. If other officials are subject to prosecution, then it cannot mean that a president is exempt without such a specific clause under strict construction (interpretation).

As always, courts avoid ruling whenever they can. At the time, Chief Justice Warren Burger decided that it was not “necessary” to rule on this issue. Consequently, we are in fertile territory with uncharted waters to answer the question if Hillary could be indicted as a sitting president after impeachment for something else she does while in office. Let’s say Hillary is called before Congress and asked about her escapades. Since she could be indicted AFTER office, would she then be entitled to assert the Fifth Amendment Privilege against compelled self-incrimination or keep saying “I do not recall.” Talk about confidence collapsing in government. WOW!

Therefore, Hillary gets lucky if she can step into office for it has been determined back in 1873 that Presidents cannot be impeached for offenses they committed before they took office. Therefore, Hillary cannot be impeached for what she did before the election, only AFTER she leaves office.

Article II of the Constitution says the President “shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” If you want to see corruption at the extreme, Hillary could legally pardon herself. There is a really Constitutional Crisis.

Impeachment does not look plausible for her shenanigans prior to becoming President. However, there is a completely different angle to this crisis. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Hillary’s greed could be the Treason. If she took money from countries that fund ISIS and they are deemed to be our enemies, then we open a whole new black hole. The question would be if a sitting President committed Treason, are they exempt? I would say no possible way. So forget the email scandal. Look to the Clinton Foundation as the real huge problem for Hillary going forward. I would look to prosecute her for Treason and that would force the Supreme Court to decide the question and I seriously doubt they could allow a President who betrays the nation to remain in office.

Finally, if Trump wins, then he can indeed indict Hillary, Bill, and everyone at the Clinton Foundation on conspiracy.

Source: Martin Armstrong

TICK TOCK … The Clock Is Ticking Down To The Most Bizarre Election In U.S. History

Posted By on November 2, 2016

Still waiting for Wikileaks launch of “phase 3 of  US election coverage”. This supposedly involves the 33,000 missing Clinton email’s dump. Hmm…

The next 6 days may well decide the election. This election is like a windy road, with massive switch backs, sheer cliffs, and huge drop offs. Every time Clinton or Trump go over the cliff, they seemingly land on their wheels and start rolling again. But on Nov 8, election day… one of them will go over the cliff one last time, game over then. Stay tuned…

Sunday Evening…Wikileaks Phase 3 Just Announced

Posted By on October 30, 2016

Heads Up …

On Sunday night, Wikileaks tweeted that it would launch “phase 3 of our US election coverage” in the coming week. 

“We commence phase 3 of our US election coverage next week. 

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As the Hill noted, Wiki did not provide information about what the third phase entails or if there are still more revelations to come. As a reminder, Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange currently finds himself in the Ecuador embassy where his internet access has been revoked for the duration of the presidential campaign to avoid the appearance of intervention.

FBI Obtains Warrant To Search Huma Abedin’s Emails

Posted By on October 30, 2016

Well, that sure didn’t take long!  At the same time the FBI confirms it obtained a warrant for emails related to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was piling up the mud, saying Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their authority to influence elections. 

While we explained earlier today why the DOJ and FBI had found themselves in the awkward position of knowing that Anthony Weiner’s computer contained thousands of Huma Abedin emails sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server, yet were unable to access them, we noted it was only a matter of time before this particular hurdle was rectified. A few hours later, according to CBS’ Jeff Pegues, in the matter of the FBI having much needed access to begin poring over Weiner’s emails, which we now know number roughly 650,000 (and thus will take the FBI months to pore over), the FBI has just obtained the needed warrant.

As NBC confirms, the FBI obtained a warrant to search emails related to the Hillary Clinton private server probe that were discovered on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. The warrant came two days after FBI director James Comey revealed the existence of the emails, which law-enforcement sources said were linked to Weiner’s estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI already had a warrant to search Weiner’s laptop, but that only applied to evidence of his allegedly illicit communications with an underage girl.

The warrant came moments after Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scolded Comey, saying in a letter that he “demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be clear intent to aid one political party over another.”

Reid added that his office determined that Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their authority to influence elections.

Sources: ZeroHedge

A Stack Of Resignation Letters From Furious FBI Agents Caused FBI Director Comey To Revive Hillary Clinton’s Handling Of Classified Material Case

Posted By on October 30, 2016

Conspiracy theories have swirled in recent days as to why FBI Director James Comey reopened Hillary’s email investigation after just closing it back in July concluding that, although Hillary had demonstrated gross negligence in her establishment of a private email server, that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against her. 

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Democrats, after lavishing Comey with praise for months on concluding his investigation in an “impartial” way, have since lashed out at him for seeking to influence the 2016 election cycle with Hillary herself describing his recent actions as “deeply troubling”.  Republicans, on the other hand, have praised Comey’s recent efforts as an attempt to correct a corrupt investigation that seemingly ignored critical evidence while granting numerous immunity agreements to Clinton staffers.

According to the Daily Mail, and a source close to James Comey, the decision, at least in part, came after he “could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI” who “felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.”

Daily Mail:

James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.

‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.

‘Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,’ said the source. ‘They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.’

According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice.

He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.

‘The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,’ the source continued. ‘And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.

Though we’re sure there are many facets behind Comey’s decision making process, we can all be quite certain, at this point, that he’s not motivated by a desire to make friends having now alienated just about everyone in Washington

WSJ Says 650,000 Emails Found On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop: FBI Expects “Weeks Of Work Ahead”

Posted By on October 30, 2016

You can’t make this stuff up folks … if wikileaks is right, and computer hackers’ anonymous and kim dotcom says they are, all 33,000 of the lost Hillary Clinton emails are due to be released by Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

 

 

Four days ago, kim dotcom released a tweet, sent it to Trump, to Gowdy, and Sean Hannity saying how they could — how he could — access Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email.  Step one, go to NSA.gov.  Step two, contact Mike Rogers.  Number three, ask Mike to go here and input this selector, her email address.  He claims that all seven years of emails will be on there in the NSA spy cloud in Utah.  He said that the Congress or Senate can get these with a subpoena. 

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According to the WSJ, it appears that Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails that, as we reported moments ago were discovered weeks ago on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.

As the WSJ adds, the review will take weeks at a minimum to determine whether those messages are work-related emails between Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide and the estranged wife of Mr. Weiner, and State Department officials; how many are duplicates of emails already reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and whether they include either classified information or important new evidence in the Clinton email probe, which FBI officials call “Midyear.”

And, as further reported earlier today, the FBI has had to await a court order to begin reviewing the emails, because they were uncovered in an unrelated probe of Mr. Weiner, and that order was delayed for reasons that remain unclear.

More stunning is just how many emails were found on Weiner’s computer. And while one can only imagine the content of some of the more persona ones, the WSJ writes that the latest development began in early October when New York-based FBI officials notified Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s second-in-command, that while investigating Mr. Weiner for possibly sending sexually charged messages to a minor, they had recovered a laptop with 650,000 emails. Many, they said, were from the accounts of Ms. Abedin, according to people familiar with the matter.

Sources: WSJ, ZeroHedge

Listen Up Class, There Will Be A Quiz On This … Important Advice From Edward Snowden…It’s All About Your Privacy Being Compromised

Posted By on October 29, 2016

WARNING FLASH … Don’t use Google App Allo

Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, September 21 is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided, according to whistle blower Edward Snowden, because it will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request.”

What is ? A Google app that records every message you ever send and makes it available to police upon request. http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/21/12994362/allo-privacy-message-logs-google 

 

Sources: ZeroHedge

Artificial Intelligence Poll Shows Trump Ahead! But What Does A Computer Know?

Posted By on October 28, 2016

So, maybe there’s a rational reason for Trump not spending huge amounts on TV advertising. No doubt, if Trump wins, it will clearly be because of SOCIAL MEDIA.

An artificial intelligence (AI) system that correctly predicted the last three U.S. presidential elections puts Republican nominee Donald Trump ahead of Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House.

MogIA was developed by Sanjiv Rai, the founder of Indian start-up Genic.ai. It takes in 20 million data points from public platforms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the U.S. and then analyzes the information to create predictions.

The AI system was created in 2004, so it has been getting smarter all the time. It had already correctly predicted the results of the Democrat and Republican Primaries.

Data such as engagement with tweets or Facebook Live videos have been taken into account. The result is that Trump has overtaken the engagement numbers of Barack Obama’s peak in 2008 – the year he came into power – by 25 percent.

Rai said that his AI system shows that candidate in each election who had leading engagement data ended up winning the elections.

“If Trump loses, it will defy the data trend for the first time in the last 12 years since Internet engagement began in full earnest,” Rai wrote in a report sent to CNBC.

“If you look at the primaries, in the primaries, there were immense amount of negative conversations that happen with regards to Trump. However, when these conversations started picking up pace, in the final days, it meant a huge game opening for Trump and he won the Primaries with a good margin,” Rai told CNBC in a phone interview.

Using social media to predict outcomes of elections has become increasingly popular because of the amount of data available publically. In September, Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, published a paper about his experiment applying AI to more than 100 million tweets in the 2012 election. He found that this closely mirrored the results seen in state-level polling.

“These results provide not just a tool for generating surveylike data, but also a method for investigating how what people say and think reflects, and perhaps even affects, their vote intentions,” Beauchamp said.

Rai said that his system would be improved by more granular data. He said that If Google was to give him access to the unique internet addresses assigned to each digital device, then he could collect data on exactly what people were thinking. For example, Rai said if someone was searching for a YouTube video on how to vote, then looked for a video on how to vote for Trump, this could give the AI a good idea of the voter’s intention. He added that there would be no privacy concerns as these internet addresses would be anonymized.

“Granularity of data will determine progressively lesser bias despite the weightage of negative or positive conversations,” Rai wrote in his report, explaining how to improve the system.

The Non Profit Foundation Poster Child – How A Rigged System Works

Posted By on October 26, 2016

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Bob Woodard, the journalist who broke the Watergate scandal that forced Nixon to resign, has come out to say that Hillary’s Clinton Foundation is “corrupt” and “a scandal.”.

While the IRS documents show Hillary took in $500 million tax-free, she only paid out less than $75 million in charity, which equates to around 15%. The rest went to pay expenses, salaries and everything else, oh… and $25 million was spent traveling chartered jets. As long as she claims she went somewhere to talk to someone, all of her expenses are tax-free. That means the travel, luxury hotels and gourmet diners, the limo’s and parties etc.

In the end, a non profit organization has to spend all of its money taken in, so there is no profit remaining. With the Clinton Foundation almost all of the money spent is an expense. The small amount given to charities is what remains after all of the expenses are drawn out.

Source: Martin Armstrong Economics

Norwegian Nuclear Research Reactor Leaks Radioactive Iodine, Causes Emergency Evacuation From Facility

Posted By on October 25, 2016

Norwegian authorities reported that a radioactive leak had taken place at a nuclear research reactor in southern Norway. The reactor at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Halden leaked radioactive iodine, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said. Those working at the reactor at the time of the discharge on Monday were evacuated from the facility.

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The reactor leaked radioactive iodine

Officials say the leak has now been contained according to the IFE.

In a statement, the NRPA said the fault occurred “due to a technical failure during treatment of the fuel in the reactor hall”. The incident is not expected to harm the environment outside the reactor, it added.

Sources: SkyNews,ZeroHedge

Russia’s Big Bullet

Posted By on October 25, 2016

It looks like the rearmament between the United States and Russia has started…rest assured that the U.S. has something similar. Here is a picture of the Russian Sarmat ICBM due to be ready by 2018.

Russia has revealed photos of a new highly advanced liquid fueled heavy ICBM capable of evading anti-missile defenses and hitting US territory with 10 tonne nuclear payload.

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The Makeyev Design Bureau – the designer of Russia’s heavy liquid fueled Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (“ICBMs”) – ie. of missiles capable of reaching US territory from Russian territory, has published the first picture of Russia’s new heavy Sarmat ICBM which is due to enter service shortly, probably in 2018.

The picture is accompanied by a short statement which reads:

“In accordance with the Decree of the Russian Government ‘On the State Defence Order for 2010 and the planning period 2012-2013,’ the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau was instructed to start design and development work on the Sarmat. In June 2011, the Bureau and the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a state contract for the Sarmat’s development.  The prospective strategic missile system is being developed in order to assuredly and effectively fulfill objectives of nuclear deterrent by Russia’s strategic forces.

The Sarmat is the planned replacement of the R-36 family of Russian ICBMs, which entered service with the Soviet armed forces in the 1960s.  The R-36 family culminated in a series of missiles known in the USSR and Russia as the R-36M, which entered service in the 1970s.  

The specifications of the Sarmat have not been disclosed and are classified.  However it is believed to be a significantly smaller and lighter missile than the R-36 family, but to have a larger throw weight of up to 10,000 kg. 

Sources: Russia, ZeroHedge.com

State Tax Revenues Are Heading Down, Indicating Early Signs Of Trouble For State Budgets

Posted By on October 16, 2016

This is bad news for state governments …

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