Adam Schiff is a Liar!

by Jack

The Congressman from CA, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, should be kicked off the intelligence committee.  Why? Because we can’t trust him – he’s way too partisan and he deliberately lied when he said his office had not spoken to the Ukraine whistleblower prior to that individual filing a complaint against President Trump.    

It was this big fat whooper that now threatens to undermine the credibility and of  Schiff and his committee, that is, if it really had any to start with?  

I can see now there is no way this kangaroo court of inquiry is going to produce anything rising to the level of impeachment.  Trump need not do one single thing to defend himself…just let them implode in their rush to judgement.  Adam Schiff blew it because he is a bungler par excellance’, Pelosi feared this would happen.  Why do you think she’s been so reluctant to get involved?   As Shakespeare once said, “hoist with his own petard”  Nice going Rep. Schiff – ya liar.  

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Sunday Special: Lose Weight on a Starchy Diet? (Not an ad-this is for real)

What if we’ve been wrong about diabetes?  What if being overweight does not cause type 2 diabetes, but another underlying cause?   This is the question more and more researchers are starting to ask.  Not everyone who is obese will contract diabetes type 2, so we need to look deeper for the answers and this brings up a leading expert in weight loss, Dr. John McDougal.  He’s been an advocate of a starch based diet for years.   That’s right, rice, corn, potatoes, etc .  You can eat this and lose weight and gain energy too!     Jack L.

 

If you are carrying those extra pounds, please watch video!

Introduction:  “From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades—even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy.

Now, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help you lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. The Starch Solution is based on a simple swap: By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you’ll feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel your best.

Fad diets come and go, but Dr. McDougall has been a proponent of a plant based diet for decades. His expertise has helped thousands of people to slim down and to regain their health—many of their stories are in this book, including people who have lost more than 125 pounds in mere months, as well as patients who have conquered life-threatening illnesses such as type-2 diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

Based on the latest scientific research, this easy-to-follow plan teaches you what to eat and what to avoid, how to make healthy swaps for your favorite foods, and smart choices when dining out. Starting with a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, you’ll enjoy a variety of foods and snacks that ensure you never go hungry—and still lose weight! You’ll also find a helpful weekly menu planner and 100 delicious, satisfying (and affordable) recipes that will become instant classics.

The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help you shed pounds, improve your health, save money, and change your life.

John A. McDougall, MD, has coauthored many bestselling books with his wife, Mary, and is featured in the documentary and book Forks Over Knives. At the McDougall Live-In Program in Santa Rosa, California, he cares for patients and teaches medical doctors and students to avoid drugs and surgery by using food to cure common diseases.”

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The Kangaroo Court for Impeachment

News today – “Over several weeks in March, the office of Ukraine’s top prosecutor moved ahead on two investigations of intense interest to Mr. Trump. One was focused on an oligarch — previously cleared of wrongdoing by the same prosecutor — whose company employed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son. The other dealt with the release by a separate Ukrainian law enforcement agency to the media of information that hurt Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign.

The actions by the prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, did not come out of thin air. They were the first visible results of a remarkable behind-the-scenes campaign to gather and disseminate political dirt from a foreign country, encouraged by Mr. Trump and carried out by his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani. In the last week their engagement with Ukraine has prompted a formal impeachment inquiry into whether the president courted foreign interference to hurt a leading political rival.”

What is not being investigated was Joe Biden’s influence pedaling and his son Hunter Biden’s amazing windfall of landing a $50,000 a month job working for a Ukrainian oligarch who controls vast oil and gas resources in the Ukraine.

Check it out… a Congressman from Illinois was speaking  on NPR about the impeachment hearing.   He said, “Trump was trying to bully the Ukrainian president into creating fake charges of corruption against Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.”  FAKE CHARGES?

I didn’t catch this Representative’s name, but here is a guy who is on a committee to determine wrong doing and he is going on air to flatly state Trump was bullying the Ukrainian President  to create false charges against Hunter Biden!  How many levels of wrong is that?  A U.S. Congressman with this kind of bias is sitting in judgement for impeachment and he is asking the American people to believe Burisma Holding company scoured the world over looking for the best and brightest to serve on their board of directors at $50,000 a month.  Then we’re asked to believe they just came upon ol’ Hunter Biden as the perfect man for the job?   Good timing too, cause ol’ Hunter was out of work.  Two months earlier Hunter was commissioned as a Naval Reserve Officer…one month later and was tossed out of the service for using cocaine.  And two months after that scandal he lands this big job with Burisma Holding while his dad is Vice President, but democrats see nothing wrong?  The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming.

 

 

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Maria Gets Scammed

by Jack

Maria is a hard working lady, approaching the age of 50.  Her work experience had been limited to cleaning houses and some part-time retail work for several discount stores.   Then she heard about one of these online employment referral places, this is where you submit your resume and you have a lot of potential employers checking you out.   She really wasn’t getting anywhere in her current job and so she decided to do an online resume.

About a week later she got a call from a lady who said she lives in the US, but works mostly in Dubai.  She was looking for a trustworthy person to act as her personal secretary.  This  would mean answering the phone, forwarding messages and mailing things when she was in Dubai.  All of these things she could do from her own home in less than 20 hours a week.  The salary was $3500 a month!    Maria decided she would give it a try.

The next day her new boss called and said she was forwarding her a check for $2500.  She wanted Maria to deposit it in her own checking accounting and then send two checks for $750 each to two addresses in Florida.  Maria was told she could keep the balance ($1000) for her trouble.  The $2500 check arrived 3 days later and Maria did just as she was instructed…so simple and she just made a $1000!.

Some time past when she received a notice from her bank that her checking account was overdrawn.  What, that’s impossible?  She thought.   As it would turn out that $2500 check never cleared, but her checks did, but only because her bank covered some of the money for her and now they wanted their money.   Maria never heard from her mysterious employer again and she was out the $1500.

Maria was hired over the phone to do a job that she no experience in and yet paid her double what she normally earned and in less than half the time.   This seemed to good to be true.  Red flag.

Employer wants to use her checking account and her money.  Big red flag.

Next, Maria was asked to deposit this stranger’s check for $2500 and did not wait for the funds to clear before she withdrew her own money in the form of two $750 checks and sent it off.  She was so focused on getting a $1000 tip for her effort that she didn’t question why her employer couldn’t have done this for herself?  Red flag.

She didn’t tell anyone, friends, relatives or anyone at the bank what she was doing or they could have stepped in and exposed the scam before she lost her money.  ( That was just over the top stupid. )

 

 

 

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Trump Investigation – Nothing So Far

From the Federalist….

“The anonymous whistleblower complaint has been declassified by the House Intelligence Committee and was released to the public Thursday morning after select members of Congress reviewed the report Wednesday night.

The complaint chronicles accusations of President Donald Trump conspiring with a foreign leader to interfere with U.S. elections, mirroring charges made three years ago against Trump, alleging he worked with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016, allegations that were later shown to be no more than a conspiracy theory.

The declassified whistleblower document reveals that White House officials attempted to “lock down” the details of a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump suggested Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for their dealings with a Ukrainian energy company to weed out corruption in the country. While he was vice president, Biden played a role in firing the Ukrainian prosecutor for going after the company whose board Hunter sat on for $50,000 a month.

The first page of the complaint also notes that the whistleblower “was not a direct witness to most of the events described” in the memo, basing each claim on hearsay.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday that the newly released complaint “is nothing more than a collection of third-hand accounts of events and cobbled-together press clippings — all of which shows nothing improper.”

“The White House will continue to push back on the hysteria and false narratives being peddled by Democrats and many in the mainstream media, and President Trump will continue to work hard on behalf of the American people as he always does,” said Grisham.

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CA now has 1 in every 2 Homeless in the Nation – Says WSJ

by Jack

From the LA Times, “Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.”

And now the Wall Street Journal study says California has 50% of the nation’s bum population, even though our non-homeless population is only about 12% of the total for the US.

Let me sum it up for you:

CA- most taxed state in the nation

CA-legislature, tied with NY for highest paid

CA-education, ranks 47th out of 50, grades 1-12

CA-has 3 of the nation’s worst cities for homicide 

CA-ranks number 1 of all states for the most homicides 

CA-has most stringent gun control laws in US, except for Washington D.C.

CA-has the most illegal immigrants. Estimated number of undocumented immigrants is 3,034,000 people

CA-is in a 4 way tie for the most Sanctuary cities, the other 3 are Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Theirs is a token gesture because they have almost no illegal aliens  

CA-Highest fuel prices in the nation.  This affects poor more than anyone else.

See what happens when liberals control everything?  It is a complete disaster and I’ve only touched on a fraction of the problems liberals have created.  CA should be a warning to the nation – never elect liberals to anything.

PS  Be sure and sign the petition to recall Karl Ory and Randall Stone from the Chico City Council, these are two flaming libs without a wit of common sense.

 

 

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3rd World California

by Jack

I’m not sure of the real reasoning, but yesterday 60,000 homes in 5 counties had an extended blackout until the win died down.   In some cases this could last for over 24 hours until PG&E turns the power back on.

This reminds me of some 3rd world country where the power goes out 20 times a month, but I never expected CA to become like that?

After decades of improvements, after all the rate hikes (energy costs doubled in last 10 years) and all safety advancements in the power industry,  we’re suddenly at the mercy of a little wind?  That’s the best we can do?

It’s not like that in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho and other western states where the weather is more extreme than in CA.  So, what’s up?   Could this be PG&E’s way of “educating” the public, so they might get some relief in court from all the lawsuits, like the Camp Fire?   I think there is a connection, but what do you think?

P.S. CA now ranks 46th out of 50 states for the most costly energy.  Next door to CA in Nevada it is half what we pay.  That’s why we’re called Corruptofornia.

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Impeachment Hearings Begin!

by Jack

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has long been hesitant to initiate a formal inquiry for the impeachment of President Trump.  However, today all that changed.  It was due to the hearsay statement of a whistleblower allegedly close to President Trump and because of mounting pressure from her democrat colleagues, Pelosi has initiated the first step in the impeachment process.  Impeachment is on for real and if they don’t produce the goods this will derail the party and halt any possibilities of controlling the White House in the coming election.

Pelosi spoke of the alleged incident as fact when she said, “The actions of the Trump presidency have revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said in a brief statement before a backdrop of American flags, repeatedly invoking the nation’s founders. “Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”  For a complete transcript of her press release, click here.

Pelosi further stated, “On Thursday, the Inspector General testified before the House Intelligence Committee, stating that the acting director of national intelligence blocked him from disclosing the whistleblower complaint. This is a violation of law. The law is unequivocal. It says the DNI, Director of National Intelligence, shall provide Congress the full whistleblower complaint.”

At issue are Trump’s actions with Ukraine. In a summer phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, he is said to have asked for help investigating former Vice President Biden and his son Hunter. In the days before the call, Trump ordered advisers to freeze $400 million in military aid for Ukraine – prompting speculation that he was holding out the money as leverage for information on the Bidens. Trump has denied that charge, but acknowledged he blocked the funds, later released.

Biden said Tuesday, before Pelosi’s announcement, that if Trump doesn’t cooperate with lawmakers’ demands for documents and testimony in its investigations the president “will leave Congress … with no choice but to initiate impeachment.” He said that would be a tragedy of Trump’s “own making.”

The Trump-Ukraine phone call is part of the whistleblower’s complaint, though the administration has blocked Congress from getting other details of the report, citing presidential privilege. Trump has authorized the release of a transcript of the call, which is to be made public Wednesday.

Trump has characterized the Ukraine phone call as totally appropriate and cordial.   He said he will release a full transcript Wed.   He called the democrats conduct a witch hunt that he has endured before he even took office.

What do you think?  Has President Trump really violated his oath of office or has he been the victim of a political conspiracy to remove him from office by any means, legal or otherwise?  Or is there a 3rd option?  Has Trump just played the democrats and set them up for a scandal that could destroy their party?   The coming days and weeks are going to be extremely interesting.   In addition to the Trump allegations, I’m especially looking forward to hearing more about Hunter Biden and how he landed a $50k a month job in the Ukraine for which he apparently has no qualifications?

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Oregon Blazes Trail for Legalizing Another Drug

Thomas and Sheri Eckert found a friend in Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the top-selling natural brand of soap. Dr. Bronner is matching up to $150,000 in contributions to the Eckert’s campaign to pry open the door for using “magic” mushrooms recreationally in Oregon.

The scientific name is Psilocybin mushrooms, a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. That means they are illegal throughout the 50 states.

Psilocybin makes the Schedule 1 list because it does not have any medical use. And further, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sees a high potential for abuse and dependency in Psilocybin.

These are the mushrooms that produce hallucinations, panic attacks, psychosis, nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness and lack of coordination, with overdoses resulting in psychosis or death.  -Death?  That’s no reason to make something illegal!-

 Continuing….

People are still trying to make “magic” mushrooms legal, if only in small ways.

The first victory came last May in the first state to make recreational marijuana use legal. Denver voters approved by one percentage point Initiated Ordinance 301. It decriminalizes the possession and use of mushrooms that contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin.

“To the greatest extent possible,” the new ordinance says Denver shall “deprioritize” enforcement of personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms on people 21 and older. It further prohibits the City-County government from spending any money imposing criminal penalties for mushroom possession and use.

“Decriminalize Denver,” which successfully campaigned for I-301, said the intent was to put possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms as the lowest enforcement priority, not to legalize it outright.  For more information use this link.  

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The Attack on Saudi Arabia

by Jack

The public has most of the evidence available in this recent attack on ARAMCO inside Saudi Arabia.  And that evidence points to just one culprit, Iran.   They had the ability, the opportunity and the motive.  They also have a bad record for attacking their neighbors.

The Houthis from Yemen claimed they did the drone attack and they have a strong motive, but they have no ability and no opportunity.

Who else could it be?

The obvious answer points to Iran.  (see debris from one of the cruise missiles that failed to deteonate)

Iran is a rogue nation, diplomatically isolated by their fanatical Islamic theocracy that embraces terrorism and war.  To understand Iran’s motives you need to look at history and at the Shi’a religion.  Of course they (Iran) share some of their Islamic ideology with Arab nations, but make no mistake, they are not Arabs – they are Persian.  They don’t speak the same language even though their writing is similar.  Speaking Arabic is frowned upon in Iran as socially unacceptable.  It’s a cultural thing for Persians who consider themselves a cut above the Arabs.

Persians and Arabs have long had a strained relationship that has ranged the gamut from a peaceful coexistence to protracted war.

For the last 6-700 years they are separated from the more traditional of Sunni version of Islam by their belief in a non-Sunni dynasty that they claim was intended to rule after the death of Prophet Mohammad.   That dynastic division is a flash point for religious war today because it involves two incompatible, yet foundational beliefs that make Shiites and Sunnis as different as Muslims and Jews.  Both sides predict that only one religion shall survive to become the true version of Islam and the sooner the better.

Politics really can’t be separated from the Islamic religion which is highly political, but aggressively so in Iran.   This is why Iran is exporting terrorism to North African states and into the West and has done so since their revolution in 1979.

Iran’s politic hierarchy is only a false front for the religious leader and he holds absolute power.   Nothing happens in Iran without the approval of this one man, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.  He succeeded Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian Revolution, upon Khomeini’s death in 1989. Khomeini and Khamenei are the only two men to have held the office since the founding of the Islamic Republic.   You know the old saying, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  It’s no different in Iran.  This is why Iran is a dangerous rogue nation, even though in many ways it looks like modern western nation – don’t be fooled, it’s not.

We’ve witnessed and we’ve also been victims of the border clashes between Saudi Arabia and Iran, particularly in the Straights of Hormuz; a vital oil tank shipping corridor for much of the world’s oil.  A few weeks ago a Saudi tanker at anchor was hijacked by Iranian special forces in response to the seizure by the British of an Iranian tanker as it attempted to smuggle oil.  This was followed by the downing of a US drone.    But, the missile attack on the ARAMCO  oil refinery was the most aggressive and damaging to date.

Iran took a calculated gamble that this attack on Saudi oil production would bring pressure on the United States to lift the sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy.  But, Iran’s audacious plan had a big flaw.  It involved a weak alibi – their pals in Yemen, the Houthis who claimed responsibility.

Houthis are the proxy fighters for Iran in Yemen’s civil war.  But, their claim of responsibility is almost comical because they don’t even come close to having the sort of technological expertise needed to build and deploy cruise missiles. The best weapons they have are limited to rifles and RPG’s, cruise missiles are the weapons of only a handful of nations in the Middle East.

Iran lied about the attack, no doubt hoping their cruise missiles could not be tracked to a  launch point, but they were wrong.  Investigators from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have officially declared the missiles came from inside Iran and they have the evidence to back it up.  The exact location may be disclosed at a special meeting in the UN.

Trump has shown surprising restraint by not using our military to retalliate against Iran  after the downing of our drone over international waters.   But, this act of war on an ally that threatens to destabilize the global oil market and Trump is turning to the United Nations.

If this refinery attack happened 10 years ago, you can rest assured it would have dramatically impacted our economy.  However, thanks to Trump and our new found oil independence, the effects have been modest save for a little price gouging at the pumps.

The big question now is what do we do about Iran?  What will it take to bring Iran’s military adventures to an end?   What would you do if you were President?   I look forward to your replies.

 

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