Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”

Posted By on March 8, 2017

It seems like all most everything we drive, carry, talk on, or watch is bugged by the government…hmm

Anybody wonder where the world will be in 20 years?

 

WikiLeaks has just published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart below, which Wikileaks also released:

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total of 8,761 documents have been published as part of ‘Year Zero’, the first in a series of leaks the whistleblower organization has dubbed ‘Vault 7.’ WikiLeaks said that ‘Year Zero’ revealed details of the CIA’s “global covert hacking program,” including “weaponized exploits” used against company products including “Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.”

WikiLeaks tweeted the leak, which it claims came from a network inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.

Among the more notable disclosures which, if confirmed, “would rock the technology world“, the CIA had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to the statement from WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.”

Another profound revelation is that the CIA can engage in “false flag” cyberattacks which portray Russia as the assailant. Discussing the CIA’s Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group, Wikileaks’ source notes that it “collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

Sources: ZeroHedge, WikiLeaks

Consumer Confidence Levels By Political Views

Posted By on March 8, 2017

Here is an interesting politically motivated chart…

Political Confidence Levels

The Safest Areas in America: An Expanded Western Relocation Zone

Posted By on February 9, 2017

This article has been contributed by the Strategic Relocation Blog

I have often been asked to comment on Jim Rawles’ concept of the Redoubt for survival relocation.  Rawles’ criteria of distance from population threats, defendability, and agricultural suitability focus upon a fairly limited area of the Western US, centered around Idaho, and includes Western Montana and parts of Eastern Washington and Oregon.  In reality, it’s a fine area and certainly matches my core recommendations in Strategic Relocation for security, safety and livability, but it may be too limiting for most people.

However, having consulted with people and designed high security residences for the last 40 years around North America, I realize all too well that most people have financial, distance from family, weather and other personal limitations that simply won’t allow for relocation to an area so far north and remote from their needs as the Redoubt.  Some people, for example, need access to an international airport hub, which doesn’t exist in the Redoubt.  Others need a drier, sunnier climate for health reasons or even more solar potential.  Others simply need something closer to the metro area that have to remain in due to job or family reasons.

The map in Figure 1 below represents what I would recommend as an Expanded Secure Relocation Area. I don’t use the term “redoubt” because of its military defense implications. Even though I believe in defensibility at the retreat level I don’t like to infer that some broader military resistance strategy is possible for most people. For individual families I prefer less confrontational strategies of blending in, or getting out of the way, or concealment as the best form of defense for most people.

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The area I have outlined is what is generally referred to as the Intermountain West and includes the Great Basin—that high desert plain between the Cascade/Sierra Mountains of Washington, Oregon and California over to the middle of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico.  These two mountain ranges converge as they get further north and merge in Canada.  They provide a pretty formidable barrier for those coming from the West Coast or the Midwest.  In addition, the Great Basin has within its boundaries hundreds of miles of trackless desert and mountain areas that provide isolation by distance and hardship for anyone entering the area without vehicles, fuel and water.

That doesn’t mean everything within these bounders is equally safe, secure, or livable.  Obviously, border areas near California or Denver are not as safe as those in the central areas more distant from population threats. A person must be careful to select specific locations that meet the survival criteria others and I have outlined in Strategic Relocation.  The climate, for example, in this expanded area allows for a lot more use of solar in Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, and Northern Arizona.  And even though much drier than the Northwest, snowfall does fill mountain reservoirs which provides a reliable flow of irrigation water if you pick the right area.  Sure, the high mountain deserts can’t provide for large masses of people, but we aren’t trying to save the whole world here, just those who have the forethought to relocate in advance of the coming world crises, be they war, economic or disease.

This expanded security area centers around Salt Lake City, which is the only big metro area in the region and which has the full range of commercial facilities including an international airport (hub for Delta Airlines).  Most of the other smaller cities in the West have feeder flights into SLC. The Salt Lake Valley itself is not recommended for security, even though it is safer than most other large metro areas, unless you have an additional retreat in or past the many secure areas which surround SLC.  Unlike Denver, where the high mountains are miles away from the unsafe city area, in Utah the Wasatch Front of the Rocky mountains come right down to the city’s edge and provide not only quick access to mountain retreat areas but a barrier to social unrest from the cities.

This isn’t to say that you have to be anywhere near SLC or the center of the expanded secure area in order to find safety. I still highly recommend the Northern Idaho and Western Montana areas of Rawles’ Redoubt.  But for people who have to remain in California or Southern Arizona, it’s just too far for a retreat.  That is why I have included the forested higher elevations of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah for those needing to get out of Southern California or Phoenix and reach their retreat in one day.

I have excluded much of Eastern Wyoming, such as the mountains and valleys around Sheridan Wyoming simply because of the danger inherent in being downwind of the Yellowstone caldera.  It’s just too potent of a volcanic threat to areas east of Yellowstone Park to recommend for retreats or full time residences.  I’ve only included about half the Colorado Rockies in Colorado to avoid being too close to Denver and Colorado Springs, which are major nuclear targets and contain high density urban threats.

I’ve placed the borders of the secure zone clear into the Cascade and Sierra Mountains of the three most Western states even though they may be too close to the urban areas of Washington, Oregon and California—but that depends on how close you are to the major mountain passes that channel people through the mountains. You can find good retreat areas in those border areas if you carefully select areas not visible from or easily accessible from the highway passes.  This exemplifies why I emphasize more specific location criteria in Strategic Relocation rather than everyone trying to find the mythical “safe area,” which supposedly allows them to buy a home in a suburban area and feel safe.  It’s never that simple.  Safety is only relative—even in this general secure zone—so you must take care in selecting the homesite, as well as take precautions to secure your home, as I detail in my larger work, The Secure Home.

In summary, this expanded area gives you a lot more options both for full time residences near major commercial centers, and for retreats and survival farms in rural areas—in what we survival experts consider the safest general area in the United States.

This is also a good area for ultimate retreats for those who will develop their preparedness strategy first in other areas of the US to the East—which are all covered in great detail in Strategic Relocation.  What I mean is that if you need to stay in the East or Midwest, you should always think about “where do I go from here” if my initial retreat strategic fails or is overwhelmed with refugees?  In general, if social unrest occurs in the US it will flow from the overly populated East and Northeast to the Midwest. There will also be flows outward from LA, SF, and Seattle to the more rural areas but will generally stay within the area confined between the Coast and the mountains.  Few will dare flee into the hostile desserts of California and Nevada.

If you have the financial resources to develop a staged strategic relocation (suburban safe home, farm retreat and short-term mountain retreat) that’s always better than putting “all your eggs in one basket.”  But, in the final analysis, don’t despair if the task seems daunting or beyond your financial reach.  While you should stretch and save to achieve your preparedness goals, we all have limits and can only do so much.  We do what we can and then depend on God’s help to make up the difference.  Be sure and seek inspiration in any relocation choice you make.  These major decisions in life should not be made by human criteria alone.

Joel Skousen is a political scientist, by training, specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory, and is also a designer of high security residences and retreats. He is the author of Strategic Relocation – North American Guide to Safe Places and has also developed a fact-filled companion DVD to help those looking to relocate out of major cities.

Visit the Strategic Relocation Blog for more information and resources on the best places to live in America and how to find the perfect survival property.

New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

Posted By on February 7, 2017

This is a big big problem, and not in the mainstream media…

 

The Fukushima Disaster

We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima radiation could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this.).

The next month, we pointed out that Tepco admitted that the radiation from Fukushima could exceed that from Chernobyl.

And that Fukushima’s reactors had actually suffered something much worse than a total meltdown: nuclear melt-throughs, where the nuclear fuel melted through the containment vessels and into the ground.   A few months later, we reported that radiation will pollute the area around Chernobyl for 5 to 10 times longer than models predicted – between 180 and 320 years.

The following year, we pointed out that the operator of the Fukushima plant admitted that they couldn’t find the  melted fuel from Fukushima reactor number 2 … and that the technology doesn’t yet even exist to clean up Fukushima.

Highest Radiation Level At Fukushima Now Dwarfs That At Chernobyl

The highest radiation levels ever measured at Chernobyl were 300 sieverts per hour … an incomprehensibly high dose which can kill a man almost instantly.

To put this in perspective, radiation is usually measured in thousandths of a sievert, called millisieverts. For example, most people receive around 2.4 millisieverts per year from background radiation, or only 0.0002739726 per hour.

But a radiation level of 530 sieverts per hour has just been measured at Fukushima’s number 2 reactor.

This new record at Fukushima is 70% higher than that of Chernobyl. (The highest level previously measured at Fukushima was 73 sieverts per hour, in March 2012.)

Sources: George Washingtons Blog

Foods That Induce Calm Sleep

Posted By on February 3, 2017

Try these foods at diner, sleep better!

 

FIVE OF THE BEST FOOD & DRINKS TO HAVE BEFORE BED

1. Bananas – Bananas are rich in magnesium, a muscle relaxant, as well as sleep-promoting hormones serotonin and   melatonin.

2. Almonds – Almonds contain tryptophan and magnesium, which both help to naturally reduce muscle and nerve function while also steadying your heart rhythm.

3. Honey – A teaspoon of honey contains glucose, which tells your brain to shut off orexin, the chemical known to trigger alertness.

4. Oats – Grains in oatmeal trigger insulin production and raise your blood sugar naturally. Oats are also rich in melatonin.

5. Turkey – The post-Christmas lunch nap is no coincidence – turkey is packed with sleep-inducing tryptophan.

Professional Agitators Seem To Be Working Hard At Rioting Regarding Migrant Scrutiny. Only Syria Is Listed In The Top 10 Of Incoming Migrants.

Posted By on January 29, 2017

Here are the seven countries included in the Presidents Executive Order on extra migrant scrutiny,  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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Can You Solve This?

Posted By on January 27, 2017

Here’s a brainteaser, can you solve it?

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HOW TO SOLVE IT

To work out the answer, you firstly need to understand the cost of each product.

From the first line, you can tell that each drink is worth 10, while on the second line you can decipher that a burger is worth five.

On the third line – remembering that there is a total of four packet of chips – you can see that each packet of chips is worth one.

Finally, applying the rule that multiplication comes before addition, you can multiply the chips by the drink, totaling 10, before adding the burger, giving the answer 15.

10+10+10 = 30

10+5+5 = 20

5+2+2 = 9

5+1×10 = 15

 

The Keystone Pipeline Is Back In Action

Posted By on January 24, 2017

Bloomberg:  President Trump intends to sign two executive actions today that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. 

Keystone Pipeline

President Trump Top Level Positions

Posted By on January 23, 2017

You’re Hired!

You're Hired

U.S. States Population Migration in 2016

Posted By on January 22, 2017

South Dakota is the #1 inbound state regarding population movement,  #2 is Vermont, #3 is Oregon and #4 is Idaho. New jersey is the # 1 outbound, with #2 being Illinois, #3 New York and #4 Connecticut.

 

States Movement

Military Spending Around The World

Posted By on January 10, 2017

Yep, looks like those $1,000 dollar hammers are starting to add up.

 

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Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Spends Over 600 Days in Orbit

Posted By on January 10, 2017

Over 600 days in orbit, but not much known about its missions…

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An Air Force X-37B robotic space plane is shown after it landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The fourth mission of the program is now underway and just passed 600 days in Earth orbit.

Credit: USAF/Boeing

The U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane has now spent 600 days in Earth orbit on the vessel’s latest mission, and is nearing a program record for longest time spent in space.

The robotic X-37B lifted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20, 2015, kicking off the program’s fourth space mission (which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4, or OTV-4).

If the uncrewed spacecraft spends 74 more days aloft, it will break the duration record set during OTV-3, which touched down in October 2014

The first OTV mission began on April 22, 2010, and concluded on Dec. 3 of that year, following 224 days of orbit. OTV-2 lifted off on March 5, 2011, and landed on June 16, 2012, after 468 days in orbit.

The record-setting OTV-3 mission chalked up nearly 675 days in orbit, circling Earth from Dec. 11, 2012, until Oct. 17, 2014.

All three previous OTV missions have come down to Earth at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but that may change for OTV-4’s landing, whenever it occurs.

Sources: Space.com

Interesting Numbers

Posted By on January 7, 2017

So now we know why home ownership rates have fallen to 50 year lows.

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The Rockettes Will Rock D.C.

Posted By on December 23, 2016

Donald Trump has retained the Radio City Rockettes to perform at the Inauguration.

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It Was 1931 … An America Was Spiraling Into The Depths Of The Depression, And Christmas Was Just days Away

Posted By on December 23, 2016

It turned into a Christmas tradition, and hopefully it won’t ever change!

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On this day  in 1931, America was spiraling into the depths of the Depression. Thousands of banks had closed and there was a national panic that more closings might be imminent. And large corporations announced huge layoff programs, stunning many who thought they were safe. Those who had a job were grateful just to be employed. Among those were a group of construction workers in New York City. As they stood amidst the rubble of demolished buildings in midtown Manhattan, they talked of how lucky they were that some rich guy had hired them for a new but risky development. And, since it was near Christmas, they decided to celebrate the fact that they had a job.

They got a Christmas tree from a guy in a lot on the corner who apparently had discovered that folks with apartments suitable for 18 foot trees were not too free with the green pictures of dead presidents in 1931. So the workers stood the big tree up in the rubble and decorated it with tin cans and other items on the lot. A photographer saw it as a perfect symbol of 1931. It caught on immediately and each Christmas as the project proceeded a new tree was put up. And even after the project (Rockefeller Center) was completed, management put up a new (and much bigger) tree each year.

Complements of Art Cashin

2017 Tax Changes From President Elect Trump And How They Might Impact You

Posted By on December 17, 2016

Here it is …  how the new Trump proposed tax changes will effect you. Double click on image to enlarge.

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Average Debt For Americans

Posted By on December 17, 2016

How does your debt compare…

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Posted By on December 13, 2016

The most recent Gallop Poll on Economic Confidence just hit all time high … and it all came since Trump was elected president. So … inquiring minds want to know, what would have happened if it was Hillary Clinton? Hmm

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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, to $1.79 by 2013 and yes, to $1.99 now. 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.

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