HOUSTON ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NOAH’S ARK

Little did they realize the breath and zeal that Harvey would level on them. As the storm approached those in its path were shocked in disbelief. They weren’t evacuated, so they were sanguine to the coming flood. This was no gully washer, this was the biblical 40 days and 40 nights flood.

Over fifty inches a rain came down in a fury. Raining cats and dogs was not an apt description, winds at the epicenter spared no one. Houston was tormented for days on end, with no place to go the residents had to stay put while they bared the brunt of the storm; all wondering if Noah’s Ark will come to the rescue. And as the sun rises by day, the FEDERAL ARK named FEMA will soon be arriving in Houston. 

Expect the unexpected aptly applies to those who live on the water. The Big One is always a possibility and timing is everything. The calm before the “it won’t hit us” storm can and will when least expected. And don’t forget the liberal retards (libtards) who said, “Texas got what it deserved.” Funny that they would say ‘that Houston deserved what it got.’ If memory serves us correctly, Houston went for Hillary (Lock her Up) Clinton. Perhaps there is a God after all

“We’ve been dealing with [FEMA Administrator] Brock Long all day long and he’s been emphasizing the necessity that everybody come to grips with how long this is going to take in order to rebuild the Houston area because of this once in a lifetime flooding incident,” Governor Abbott went on.

Harvey was forecast to move inland Wednesday, bringing its downpours to Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Missouri. The system has dumped up to 51 inches of rain on parts of southeastern Texas, a record for any storm in the continental United States.

Our hearts go out to the residents of Texas who survived the storm; our sympathy goes out to those families who suffered the loss of loved ones.  

THE MEXICAN INVASION IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT

Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?

Enrique Krauze, New York Times, April 6, 2017

Enrique Krauze

Anti-American Mexican nationalist Enrique Krauze (Credit Image: © Servicio Universal NoticiasNewscom via ZUMA Press)

The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again.

Among the many lies that he has constructed, none is more ridiculous than his attempt to contradict history by presenting the United States as a victim of Mexico, a country that supposedly steals jobs, imposes onerous treaties and sends its “bad hombres” across the border.

To confront this fake history, some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico — invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized — was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California.

This effort is being led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the elder statesman of the Mexican left. Mr. Cárdenas is convinced that the Mexican government — especially given the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression — has a solid legal case. In his opinion, the 1848 treaty violates essential international legal norms and a case can be brought before the International Court of Justice, proposing reparations and indemnification. And even if one admits the legal validity of much of the treaty, there are a number of crucial articles — such as those dealing with citizenship, property and the security of 100,000 Mexicans who remained on what became American territory — that have been ignored from the beginning.

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If the present Peña Nieto government does not adopt Mr. Cárdenas’s project, an opposition candidate (of either the populist left or the nationalist right) could legitimately assume it as a banner for the presidential elections of July 2018. Such a new president could make that lawsuit a reality.

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Mr. Cárdenas’s initiative may have little chance of succeeding legally, but its public impact could be considerable at a time when Mexico is being attacked unjustly by President Trump.

The United States owes Mexico and itself an honest reconsideration of its first imperial war, not only in its schools and universities but also in its museums and books. Hollywood and Broadway, which have always played an important role in shaping the American historical consciousness, should take up the issue.

Films, documentaries and memorable TV series have helped to modify the memory of two original sins, slavery and racism against African-Americans, and, with somewhat lesser attention perhaps, the racist slaughter and repression of the American Indians. A third sin should be added to these: the aggression against Mexico and the plundering of its territory.

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For us Mexicans, this is the chance for a kind of reconquest. Surely not the physical reconquest of the territories that once were ours. Nor an indemnification that should have been much greater than the feeble amount of $15 million that the American government paid, in installments, for the stolen land. We need a reconquest of the memory of that war so prodigal in atrocities inspired by racial prejudices and greed for territorial gain.

But the best and most just reparation would be American immigration reform that could open the road to citizenship for the descendants of those Mexicans who suffered the unjust loss of half their territory.

OBAMA “PISTOL WHIPPED” BY THE SUPREME COURT

Obama’s executive order allowing 4 million criminals to stay in the United States was found to be illegal. The court, on a 4 to 4 vote, left in place  the previous court decision which ruled that the parents who came here illegally (anchor baby parents) are persona non grata. In other words they are illegal, gaining entry into the United States by a criminal act.

As of 2015, about 533,000 undocumented immigrants in Texas — roughly 40 percent of the state’s undocumented-immigrant population — had children legally in the country,according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute. About 1.17 million undocumented immigrants living in Texas have been in the country for at least five years, including about 222,000 who have lived here for more than 20 years.

Texas and 16 other states initially sued the Obama administration in early December 2014 after the executive action was announced; eight more eventually signed on. Hanen’s decision was upheld twice by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Today’s decision keeps in place what we have maintained from the very start: one person, even a president, cannot unilaterally change the law,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “This is a major setback to President Obama’s attempts to expand executive power, and a victory for those who believe in the separation of powers and the rule of law.”

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TEXAS ARMING UP

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A “140 percent” increase in concealed handgun license applications puts Texas on the verge of surpassing a total of one million license holders in the state.

Those are one million people who can carry a handgun concealed or, if they choose, carry it openly under the Open Carry law Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed into law last year.

According to CBS-DFW, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) “received 136,000 License to Carry applications” from December 2015 through February 2016. That “140 percent jump in applications” when compared to the “57,000 [applications submitted] over that period last year.”

Central Texas Gun Works owner Michael Cargill believes the surge in applications is due to an overall sense of unrest in the nation right now. He credited that unrest to “fears of terrorism brought on by the shootings in San Bernardino” combined with the continued concern that President Obama is still pushing gun control.

The DPS has been forced to increase staff dedicated to concealed handgun licensing in order to keep up with the growing demand.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

THE POPE IMPLIES “TEAR DOWN THAT WALL”

The Pope, on his recent visit to Latin America has found time to stop by the United States/Texas border. This did not sit well with many of us in the United States; mixing religion with illegal invasion of a sovereign border is something reserved for politicians. These invaders from Mexico are sanctioned by the President of Mexico and Obama, both blood brothers in crime. Taking down the United States is Obama’s number one goal.

Pope Francis’ border trip

Pope Francis dispatches ‘super confessors’ around the world

The Vatican responded late Tuesday to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s criticism of Pope Francis’ plan to visit the border wall that separates Mexico from the U.S.

The pope is scheduled to visit the fence between the border cities of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas Wednesday. He is expected to stop at the fence, give a blessing in honor of asylum-seekers on the other side and pray for those who died trying to get there.

 

In an interview with Fox Business Network last week, Trump said that he did not believe Francis understood what he called “the danger of the open border we have with Mexico.”

“I think Mexico got him to [visit the border] because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is because they’re making a fortune and we’re losing,” Trump added.

In a statement, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said, “The pope always talks about migration problems all around the world, of the duties we have to solve these problems in a humane manner, of hosting those who come from other countries in search of a life of dignity and peace.”

TEXAS GOES LARGE ON GOLD

 

Whether you call them visionaries or call them chuckleheads–or anything in between–you should tip your hat to the Texas legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott, who have now written fears of a fiscal Armageddon into state law.

Late last week, the Republican governor signed a bill establishing the first state-run gold depository in the nation. The Texas Gold Depository will position itself as an alternative to the U.S. government’s Fort Knox and the vault beneath the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

When people in multiple states actually start using gold and silver… it would effectively nullify the Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly on money.
– Mises Institute
Its ostensible aim is to safeguard what its supporters say is $1 billion in state-owned gold bars once they’re retrieved from the Fed’s Manhattan vault, protecting them from seizure by outside forces, like the federal government. (More on that supposed $1 billion in a moment.) It will also hire itself out as a depository for private investors looking for a place to store their bullion, pending the collapse of civilization. in the meantime, they would be able to write checks on an account tied to their holdings.

The initiative, which was launched two years ago by a Dallas-area state legislator, has gold bugs everywhere vibrating with anticipation. These are people convinced that the Fed and other central banks are consistently “debasing” the value of money by running their printing presses; only a return to the intrinsic value of gold can preserve the economy.
“When people in multiple states actually start using gold and silver instead of Federal Reserve Notes, it would effectively nullify the Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly on money,” the right-wing, Alabama-based Mises Institute wrote on its website Monday, heralding the possible launch of “a system of gold and silver ‘certificates’ that could be traded as a type of money.”

Others “go further in blowing the secessionist dog whistle,” observes Brian Murphy of New York’s Baruch College, writing at Talking Points Memo. Among them is Geoffrey Pike of Wealth Daily, who writes that the Texas depository “is symbolic in retaining some liberty, similar to gun ownership in this country.” To be sure, Pike isn’t advising his followers to dump their gold into the Texas vault quite as yet–after all, he writes, Texas is a government too, not entirely to be trusted.

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Not the best investment strategy? Since Texas officials invested in physical gold in mid-April 2011, stock market has soared and the gold price (represented here by the SPDR gold shares ETF), have slumped. (Yahoo Finance)
Radical conservatives long have cherished the idea of gold as a hedge against Armageddon. The ownership of physical gold is seen as a bulwark against such violations of individual liberty as Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 order outlawing the hoarding of gold, part of his broader plan to take the country off the gold standard to give him more flexibility in crafting a recovery from the Great Depression.
The Texas measure reflects an outbreak of anti-Washington paranoia in the Lone Star State, which loves to picture itself as standing, well, alone. Gov. Abbott was among the politicians stoking conspiracy theories depicting the U.S. military’s Jade Helm training exercise, scheduled to start in Texas and other states this week, as a prelude to a federal takeover.

Former Gov. Rick Perry, who is again running for the GOP presidential nomination, has cited what he says is his state’s unique right to secede from the U.S., ostensibly granted as a condition of its joining the union in 1845. But historians say that right is mythical. In any case, Perry didn’t appear to have gone all the way toward advocating secession.

Texas also long has been a hive of hard-money fanatics. In 1979 and 1980 the Dallas-based brothers Nelson Bunker and William Herbert Hunt attempted to corner the silver market. Eventually they amassed one-third of all the privately held silver in the world, creating turmoil in the metals markets. But the price cracked, they wound up with a loss estimated at $1 billion, and eventually filed for bankruptcy.

It’s not unusual for financial advisors to counsel investors to keep some exposure to gold or other precious metals as a hedge against inflation, for their value tends to rise when inflation does, especially during sharp runups.

Owning physical gold, however, is another thing entirely: Bullion is expensive to store because it requires rock-solid security. It needs to be regularly assayed to establish its purity, especially if it’s moved, unless under painstaking chain-of-custody conditions.

How much gold does the state of Texas actually own, and where is it? Despite Abbott’s assertion that the depository law will “repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas,” the state doesn’t appear to own $1 billion in physical gold, and what it does own isn’t at the Federal Reserve.

The state’s holdings through the University of Texas Investment Management Co., or UTIMCO–UT’s $29-billion endowment fund–come to about $500 million or less. it’s held not at the New York Fed but a private bank vault in Manhattan. The holdings are the product of a policy created by a gold bug on the UTIMCO board, who persuaded his colleagues to convert UTIMCO’s investment in gold futures into nearly $1 billion in metal in April 2011.

Since then, the fund has cashed out of some of its gold bars; its current holdings, Murphy calculates, come to about 420,000 ounces worth about $500 million. As an investment, moreover, the gold bar ownership has been a bust since its inception; the price of gold has fallen from about $1,490 per ounce in mid-April 2011 to about $1,183 now. In the same period, the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index has gained nearly 60%.

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OBAMA’S TONTON MACOUTES ON A TRAINING EXERCISE – AN ACT OF INTIMIDATION

Obama’s security force, in an (video)act of intimidation, is set to train across seven western states; upwards of one hundred thousand servicemen are expected to participate. They have been specially culled by their allegiance to POTUS. This is an act of intimidation. Republican Governors are alarmed by such “in your face” show of force.

Do not believe anything that the administration or the military tells you; they are all lies. What worries us is that the administration is down playing concerns that they are attempting to be proactive in invoking martial law.

On Tuesday, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert also released a lengthy statement saying his office has been “inundated” with calls on the matter.

“This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law,” he said. “Certainly, I can understand these concerns.”

EDUCATION COST TO SKYROCKET DUE TO ILLEGALS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN

Thousands if not hundreds of thousands, if Obama has his way, will be entering elementary school. Most have no education beyond kindergarten, most are illiterate, most are pawns in an illegal enterprise; Condoned by liberals, we still can’t understand why the Black Caucus has not raised a voice, with the true cost to be the ravaging of millions of dollars from hard working Americans.

To venture a guesstimate we put the dollar amount per child at a minimum of $400,000 including housing, food, health care and education. In a dozen years each and everyone of this illegal will cost local taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000 per year. And the liberals sit in their easy chair while the taxpayer is sweating bullets. By the way, most of these illegals have been settled in Democrat run states, but some are being dumped in Texas and Louisian. Would anyone expect otherwise?  Hey Liberal, have you had enough already? Time for the governors of Red States to say, “hell no they must go.” IMG_4021