FBI – A Secret Society Within a Swamp

Emails have emerged between the disgraced FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were having an affair, that references a “Secret Society” within the FBI. Simultaneously, it is revealed that 5 months of text messages out of 50,000 between them have ‘vanished’.   Hardly coincidental.

Current FBI Director, Christopher Wray was asked to fire Andrew McCabe, and to date he has refused claiming that if McCabe goes – so goes he. Wray worked under Comey until 2005 while heading the Enron investigation. He unexpectedly quit and joined the law firm of King and Spalding.

As a litigation partner at the law firm of King and Spalding, Wray was tasked with representing unnamed Fortune 100 companies, including healthcare, energy, pharma, and transportation, being investigated by the SEC, IRS or OCC. His allegiances would seem to have undergone a dramatic shift from his prior service during the Bush administration.

King and Spalding have offices sprawling throughout the US, London, Moscow, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and more. One of their more notable clients includes – Monsanto.   Hillary was an avid backer of Monsanto, openly supporting their GMO initiatives. In turn, they donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation.

In addition, King and Spalding represented Muhammed Al Adahi, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for terrorist charges as an Al Qaeda affiliate. They lost the case, however in August 2016, Obama released Adahi and 14 other detainees sending them to the United Arab Emirates. Adahi was originally from Yemen. In 2014, Human Rights Watch, a Soros organization, sent a letter to Obama urging him to repatriate all Guantanamo Yemeni’s.

Wray’s term at the law firm included a major controversy in which the firm contracted with the US House of Representatives to argue the Defense of Marriage Act. They subsequently withdrew from the case amidst pressure from their other client Coca Cola, and the Human Rights Campaign.

In 2014, Politico and Forbes revealed hacked email correspondence between Coca-Cola and Hillary which purportedly gave way to a ‘cozy relationship’ between the two in which each asserted a back-scratching tit-for-tat rapport.   In addition, Coca-Cola’s donations tot the Clinton Foundation ranged between $9 and $15 million.

Human Rights Campaign, Christopher Wray, Andrew McCabe, Monsanto and Coca-Cola were all heavily weighted in the Hillary camp.  

The idea that there is NOT a ‘secret society’ within the FBI is naïve at best.   The notion that all of this is a coincidence – is equally naïve and fundamentally foolish.

King and Spalding notably work in the Middle East in compliance with all aspects of Sharia Principles and Law in the fields of Finance and Investment.   These principles involve the ideology that all wealth belongs to Allah and no Muslim is expected to seek moderation in materialistic wealth, and refrain from the accumulation of too much wealth given his responsibility to all others.   The fact that the Emir of UAE is sitting atop a wealth pile valued at over $150 billion while 85% of the country is populated by ‘expatriates’, (a novel way of defining slaves), would hardly seem to match this Sharia concept.   The UAE ranks a third place tie with Canada for the number of high wealth individuals.   First, on a per capita basis.

It would seem that Sharia Principles of finance simply means accumulation in this instance.

Bottom line:  Wray was tagged from a nearly $10 million per year salary to be FBI Director wherein a Swamp of “Secret Society” intrigue ruled.   The fact that the New York Times, Diane Feinstein, John McCain and nearly every Democrat rallied behind Wray would seem a bit too convenient…

Trump WINS!

When Trump took office:

1)   The DOW had plunged to 17,400. It now stands at 26,071. A gain of 54% in one year!

2)   The unemployment rate dipped from 4.6% to 4.1%. A drop of about 10%.

3)   The GDP Growth Rate for the year 2016 was 1.6%.   For the first year of Trump’s office, it doubled to 3.2%.

4)   A massive tax overhaul was instituted in which repatriated $$$$$ are already beginning to be pledged back into the US economy – Apple is leading the pack.

5)   The 3% Investment Tax on rental property implemented within Obamacare was repealed!

6)   The mandate for requirement that everyone be insured – repealed.

7)   Offshore drilling is opened allowing US dependency on the Middle East to ease and give the US a bump in independence.

8)   In 2017 housing starts surged 13.7% year over year.

9)   The Swamp continues to be “Purged”.

10) States are given more sovereign power

11) Federal Agencies are eliminated and/or downsized.

12) Trump takes no salary!

13) Jerusalem is identified as the capital of Israel

14) Trump derailed 1500 new regulations as a result of his 2-to-1 slash enactment

15) ISIS is floundering

16) Syria is ever closer to repatriating and rebuilding

17) The Paris Climate Summit which is a Fake Agenda that has accomplished nothing is no longer a US mandate.

18) Illegal immigration is down nearly 24%, and arrests increased by 40%

19) Signed legislation to revive NASA

20) Went after MS-13 gang members for an 83% increase in arrests

21) Increased grant funding to cops

22) Launched massive reformations to benefit Veterans

And the LIST keeps growing exponentially. This is Only ONE YEAR! And despite all the successes reaped by Trump, the Democrats continue their whines and whinneys as they try and try to blow the House Down.  The Wolf huffing and puffing…

I doubt ANYONE, any man, any woman, could have succeeded to such an extent despite the barrage of missiles and nuclear warheads lodged against Trump this past year. He has shown that he is a man of immeasurable strength and will, integrity and honor. He ain’t perfect, but then no one is, and we are quickly climbing from the gutters of global bereft communism to a country with a core and root system that is centered and built on a foundation of rock and fertile soil.

Now if we could just get all those heavy weight Hollywooders and wealthy Californians to actually pay a fair tax rate as they so robustly support – all would be well … and the deficit would melt away.

Anyone?  Anyone?

California Wealthy Taxpayers Paying 3% Effective Tax Rate?

California Governor, Jerry Brown, is having a hissy fit because Trump’s new tax law limiting some itemized deductions, most notably interest expense, will cause all the wealthy residents to form a line of mass exodus.   California has some of the highest priced real estate in the country, and a significant number of residents negotiate interest-only mortgage loans in order to cut their monthly out-of-pocket costs.   The rationale in the past was the fact that the interest was 100% deductible and therefore their actual cash cost was further lowered.   In addition, this lowered cost allowed more people to buy homes as they could squeak in the debt to income ratio margins.

The Bay Area currently has a median home price of $770,000 which is considered – middle class.   Oddly, it also has some of the lowest property tax rates in the country, lending more speculation that the wealthy vastly under-support the economy. The fact that the highest tax bracket for state income taxes is 13.3% with a 1% mental health surcharge for those earning over $1 million, certainly contributes to California’s cost of living as one of the most incredibly expensive.   And it has nothing to do with Trump – and everything to do with price demand – a capitalistic market.  

Of course, despite the fact that California has an annual budget of $265 billion or roughly $6700 per capita, twice that of Florida, they still can’t make ends meet.   Jerry Brown is convinced that the tax limitation was a Republican conspiracy to hurt California as well as his esteemed reputation.

Not to be out done, the California State Legislature is busily proposing ways to circumvent the new tax law by allowing the reclassification of interest as a ‘charitable contribution’.   Unfortunately, the feds make up the federal laws, so attempting to reclassify a Federal Law would be a slippery slope legality.

According to the Democrats within the Senate, California’s wealthiest 1% pay 48% of the income tax revenue… remember when Romney tried to make the same statement and was ripped apart?   Anyway, income tax revenue represents roughly 35% of the California Budget, 26% is Federal Assistance.   I imagine that if the California Assembly were to try to insert a new law circumventing the interest deduction, Trump could simply offset the dollars against Federal Assistance.  Given the Sanctuary City status, given constant natural disasters, California could easily find themselves stripped of all funding.

It’s much like a game of chess.   Only Jerry Brown doesn’t have his Queen to save him. FYI:  That would have been Hillary.  

But it isn’t just the income taxes California would lose. Their second highest source of revenue is from sales taxes which currently stand at 7.5% with a max State and Local of 10%.   A VAT Tax could generate significantly more revenue from a tourist standpoint, but the wealthy spend – the non-wealthy don’t, so revenue is primarily generated by the wealthy.

If the initiative to divide California and splinter off the rural portions to New California as proposed, Jerry Brown will be left with an even smaller base of income to support their massive welfare programs and prison systems.

As of 2015, California ranks number 1 for total gross federal collections, however, on a per capita basis it falls far short at 16th, below Missouri, which would indicate they are not paying their – “Fair Share”.   Given 38% of Californians earn more than $877,560 per year, compared to the national average of about $48,642, the math would support that they aren’t even close to paying their – Fair Share.  

With roughly 40 million residents, 38% would equate to 15.2 million earning $878,000 at a flat tax rate of 15% would mean they would generate over $2 trillion Federal tax revenue per year… not including remaining taxpayers who contribute 52% to the total take.   In actuality the total revenue collected in 2015 was a mere $405 billion.  A YUGE difference!  This would equate to an effective Federal rate of just – 3%.

Looks like a lot of someone’s in California just aren’t anteing up!!

Interesting…who could it possibly be?

Ozone Hole is Shrinking? Because…

The Ozone Hole is shrinking – according to Scientific reports released in 2016! In fact, it appears that the main reason it is shrinking is because of the natural global temperature changes, ie, warmer temperatures in the polar regions cause the hole to shrink and rising temperatures in the stratosphere also play a significant role. This would indicate that over thousands of years as the earth’s temperatures rise and cool, holes develop and disappear as a common reaction. According to NASA.

Of course, the MSM would liken the decrease to the Montreal Protocol which called for the decreased use of CFC gases such as those coming from spray bottles…   However, there is absolutely no evidence to support this theory, instead scientists are pointing to the natural occurrences of global weather shifts as the most significant contributing factor.

According to ‘climate predictions’, the hole was slated to return to its 1980’s size sometime between 2050 and 2070.   However, as of 2017 it is already its 1988 size, once again proving that science is at best – a theory.   The Montreal Protocol which was signed in 1987 and initiated in 1989, was only sporadically implemented across the globe, had multiple phase out time frames, and did not include HCFC’s until 2015 when the Ozone Hole had already dwarfed in size.   In addition, not all countries banned the use of CFC’s; China, India and South Korea still proliferate their use.

Du Pont began producing hydrofluorocarbons as an alternative to the phasing out of CFC’s. However, it was later discovered that these HFC’s contribute to Global Warming and they became the target of the Kyoto Protocol which sought to ban their use worldwide  Unfortunately, they had already become mass produced and were a market source around the globe. So, a lean period was initiated in which phase outs were established to be in full force as of 2020 for developed countries and 2030 for developing countries…

But the phaseout hasn’t happened. In fact, the largest producers include; Coca-Cola, DuPont, Honeywell, ThermoKing and Carrier Transicold. Problem? Of course, the alternatives that have been put in service to phaseout the HFC’s are also now considered unsafe… But they haven’t been banned because there really isn’t an alternative that has been created that is considered ‘safe’ although everything is delisted via a Climate Protocol so as to create a phaseout sometime in the future – maybe in 3 or 4 decades… but in the meantime we’ve already discovered that the natural variation in climate is fixing the problem without Scientists involvement.

Gee Whilakers!  Bottom line?

We have replaced the CFC’s that were thought to have ‘caused’ the Ozone Hole with a number of alternate compounds including HFC’s and HCFC’s and R’s and Q’s galore, only to discover that all the alternates are also causing Global Warming and the depletion of the Ozone layer, only to find that everything is super-naturally fixing itself – anyway!

Whew!

I’m sure glad Science fixed all those problems for us!   Cause I sure don’t know w hat we would do otherwise…

 

In the meantime, not to be left out of the loop of god status, the EPA announced in 2015 that they were going to call for a phaseout of all HFC’s as a part of Obama’s Climate Change Plan of Action. I guess they didn’t get the memo that the Ozone Hole was already fixing itself.   In the meantime, a report issued by the UN in 2016 stated that HFC use in ALL countries across the globe is expected to rise significantly over the coming decades averaging about 16% per country.

 

I guess NO ONE got the memo. But hey, the Ozone Hole continues to contract. FYI: the UN has an Ozone branch whose purpose is to study Ozone and to ask pretty please will everyone voluntarily reduce useage…

Immigration Entitlement

Norway’s largest immigrant population demographics; Poland and Sweden.   Australia’s largest immigrant population;   England, New Zealand and mainland China.   Canada’s largest immigrant population; UK, China. Number of Syrians in Canada – 18,000 representing .1% of the population.   Switzerland largest immigrant population; Germany, Italy and Portugal.   Ireland immigrants: Poland and UK.   Japan? Foreign residents represent 1.22% of the entire population and are primarily from China and Korea. Portugal’s immigrants; Brazil and Cape Verde.

So why isn’t the media all in a tizzy over the demographics in other countries?

Recently, a number of refugees were relocated to an island in Scotland. They complained bitterly because they said the island wasn’t metropolitan enough and had an aging population with an average age of 55-59…

Of the 436,000 legal refugees brought into the US from 2011 through 2016, California took 36,000 representing .09% of the refugee population, roughly 2000 came from Syria.   Total Syrian “refugees” are estimated to number 6.3 million.   So California has given home to .03% of the Syrian refugees.   In other words, the numbers are so relatively small it’s like paying $20 on your $63,000 debt, it would take 3150 years to pay it off without interest…

In Australia immigrants must be ‘skilled workers’, must pass a comprehensive test, must have an employer lined up ready to employ you, and must remain squeaky clean for two years before you can even apply for residency. After 4 years of lawful residency, you will be considered for permanent residency which may take another year.

Canada:     According to the government, “For example: a 25 year-old female with excellent English ability, basic French knowledge, a Master’s degree with 2 years work experience in the country of origin, no prearranged employment in Canada and a spouse that has studied, lived and worked in Canada might score upwards of 80 points overall. This combined score of the six factors would make her eligible to apply for permanent residency.”

 The immigrant policies of nations around the world are strictly defined.   They have been defined in the US since 1790, revised and updated. Still, the illegal immigrants in the US are estimated to number about 12 million representing 3% of the total population.   Total immigrants in US amount to about 44 million or just over 13% of the population with most living in Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and New Jersey.  Still – not good enough…

Gaining legal status is a difficult and costly process, however, abiding by the laws is required of every citizen. When laws no longer have effect, society collapses. Those immigrants who followed the rules through hard work and tenacity can feel bitter when a magic wand is waved and millions are simply granted a waiver.  But that is what the Liberals and Socialists are arguing.

Within this societal chaos, the rules of Order melt away and the entitlement schematic rises to the surface. I remember as my kids grew they would continually ask if something was ‘free’.   Amazement reined as they found that our house wasn’t free, my car, and ultimately even the water.   A generation has risen that was apparently not given this guidance and so they believe that everything entitled should be free…  Of course, it follows that everyone who has worked to gain wealth should then pick up the tab for all the freebies that youth can’t afford because they haven’t worked.   Somehow the switches that govern logic and rational seem to be turned – off.   Big Daddy is thus the godhead!  “You have the money, you pay, I don’t have the money so I won’t pay…”  What happened to the widow who gave her only penny?

Until this socialist generation is willing to foot the bill ‘themselves’ for the massive immigrant policies they support, they will never learn that entitlement means someone still has to pay and ultimately it will be ‘them’, should be – them.

Apple Infusing $350 billion into US

…Apple has announced that as a result o Trump’s new tax law they will repatriate $350 billion into the US economy over the next 5 years, $38 billion in repatriated taxes! In addition, their move will create 20,000 new jobs in the US!

Bada-BING!

Shouldn’t this be headline news?   Trump’s tax plan is already saving billions! But then Trump would have to be credited – and the media just can’t seem to work up the courage to say anything ‘nice’.

This is the first of many more to come given the most assertive tax reform in decades. This could be the beginning of a wave as others see the advantages. Those with the highest amount of cash overseas include; GE, Microsoft, Pfizer, Merck, Google Medtronic and Abbott Labs. It is estimated that $1.4 trillion in corporate cash is being held in various overseas accounts subject to a one time offer of 15.5% tax rate. That would amount to a cash infusion of $217 billion not including the associated jobs, and payroll tax revenue, not does it take into account the additional profits subject on an annual basis to the new corporate rate of 21%.

It is proof positive that Trump’s plan is a success and could have a ‘Yuge’ positive impact on the US economy while simultaneously negatively effecting those economies where the havens currently exist; Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and The Netherlands.

Another possible loophole that could trickle down and up again would include all the individuals, as in the Panama Paper Caper, who may decide to capitalize on the windfall and incorporate in order to bring their money back as well via the 15.5% rate.

Within this revolution of cash infusion there is a hidden danger. As the money flows and the economy is bumped, the Federal Reserve is likely to start increasing the interest rate which will ultimately put a bit of a squeeze on equity stocks given their profits have not kept pace with their market prices. However, in the short term, profits will feel the pace of business through lower tax rates and greater infusion of money in the economy.

A balance could shift toward larger cap stocks as they will see the greatest benefit and feel the least pain.

There is also the trigger of interest rates on federal debt which were cut in half during the Obama term. If those rates go back t normal, the government’s interest spending could easily double unless debt is paid down.   Trump’s fault? Hardly. Simply a mechanism he inherited.

But playing the swings could be a bit dicey if you don’t understand all the inherent dominoes being deployed.

In the meantime, the Liberal media will have to do some double talking, fast talking, hype in order to somehow convey how all this money infusion isn’t really a result of Trump’s Tax Reform, but something completely anti-Trump.

Add to the Liberal negative news that the economy is roaring, unemployment is low, black employment is at an all time high, and the Ozone hole is actually shrinking all by it’s lonely self, and the world seems to have gone from doomsday Revelation to a Halleluiah scenario.

Just sayin’…

Media Censorship

While Rome burned… Germany has just officially launched a 29 member fake news panel that will oversee all media, but most specifically Facebook, SKY, Twitter, Google and RTL.   Why those sources in particular? Because they proliferate in the schematic of Blogs, a media outlet that is currently, unregulated and uncensored.

Today, most media outlets are censored by the government, censored by the military, censored by a cabal whose goal has been for decades to control what the public hears and knows in order to educate them according to their interpretation of Truth. And in many cases, to educate them through the elimination of Truth.

Within this targeting of offensive and fake news, even more unnerving is how the ‘offending posts’ will be determined. Anyone can take a picture of whatever post they feel is bigoted, offensive, fake or otherwise and submit a complaint. The complaint is then referred to a self regulating panel within the social media front and if it is not removed, it is referred to this very independent 29 member panel within the German government for review. If the panel finds the comment or blog or article offensive or fake, they will then inform the media outlet and demand retraction within 24 hours. If the company does not retract the offensive post it can be fined upwards of $60 million. (The 24 period may be lengthened in very specific legal circumstances).

Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I imagine that would also apply to fake or slanderous speech. Hence, the line of censorship is quite comparable to the propaganda of Nazi Germany.

In 1933 Nazi organizations made up lists of books they felt should not be read by Germans, ultimately they raided libraries and book stores whereby they confiscated and torched books deemed unacceptable.   Textbooks were rewritten to portray a singular view of Nazism and the world.  All newspapers, media, theatre, art, music, and radio came under the auspices of Joseph Goebbels and his Storm Troopers.  

Signed into law October 2017, it was not effective until January 1, 2018 and despite heavy criticism, is now in force. Labeled NetzDG, the law is hugely vague as to what constitutes a violation.

Stories that would have been blocked and considered fake by the panel would have included;   “Who invented the story of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2003 to reduce a whole region to rubble? Who propagated and supported the Maidan movement in Ukraine in 2014 as a supposed “revolution” in order to strengthen right-wing extremism and nationalist forces and foment conflict with Russia? Who used the lie about mass rape in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 to ignite a wave of anti-refugee sentiment? And who spread images of alleged “left-wing extremist” violence at the G20 summit in Hamburg to criminalize left-wing opponents and ban left-wing websites such as linksunten.indymedia.org?” 

This model of censorship is also being utilized by the EU Commission which has published guidelines to “proactively identify and remove illegal content. The press release states that the EU Commission will “closely monitor and evaluate the progress of online platforms in the coming months,” in order to decide whether “legislative measures to complement the existing legal framework” may be necessary.” 

As such the EU has surpassed its Socialism and officially entered into the first phase realm of a communist state. With Germany once again at the helm.

In 2016, during the Presidential campaign, recording artist Moby was contacted by the CIA and told to publish “rumors about Trump’s supposed collusion with the Russians”. A rumor.   Would the CIA be subject to NetzDG? If Moby’s account had been targeted would the CIA defend him and allow the rumors to proliferate? When Hollywood takes out their dirge of commentary in which they threaten Trump’s life, would those comments be eradicated? Of would they remain via defense implemented by the Soros cabal?

Who decides? Who is this independent panel?

Facebook implemented their panel of 500 employees in Essen Germany whose sole function is to eliminate content they feel violates NetzDG.   Self regulation was the first order as demanded by the German Socialist government.  Of course, this form of censorship has already been highly tagged in the Facebook scandal wherein young ‘curators’ used their personal political agenda to scrub conservative sites from the trending topics searches.

Twitter has come under fire for their “curators’ who recently targeted the feed of AfD deputy group leader, Von Storch, who responded to an Arabic-language Twitter post by Cologne police on New Year’s Eve by writing: “What the hell is happening in this country? Why is an official police site tweeting in Arabic? Do you think it is to appease the barbaric, gang-raping hordes of Muslim men?”

The post was deleted and her Twitter account suspended as it was deemed ‘hate speech’.

What Germany has created is a “legal means” for Social Media to censor the expressions of people whose political views do not align with their own. Unfortunately, the political views of Twitter and Facebook CEO’s are hugely Liberal and thus their regulation has allowed them to feed a biased, false, faked agenda of what is Truth.

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”  Vladimir Lenin

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”  Joseph Stalin

Haiti – A cesspool…

While the media is caught in a fishing net as they deride Trump for a comment, they seem to have forgotten that Haiti is still a cesspool despite seven years of Obama and Hillary doing absolutely nothing!

Haiti has one of the highest murder rates in the world reaching as high as 219 per 100,000. Upwards of 225,000 children are forced to work as domestic servants where rape is commonplace.   Until 2005, rape was not even considered a crime.   Haiti is a major conduit for illegal drug trade with estimates stating that roughly 8% of US cocaine is transported through Haiti.   Over 75% of the population lives on less than $2 per day.   Disease is rampant including malaria, TB, HIV, Hepatitis, dengue fever, meningitis, typhoid, etc…

There are over 880,000 Haitians in the US, 100,000 in Canada, and about 80,000 in France.   Haiti is covered in refugee camps and slums and considered the poorest nation in the hemisphere.

While the Clinton Foundation vowed to rebuild the island, their only accomplishment would seem to be the confiscation of their most lucrative gold mines for Hillary’s wayward brother.   All told, the Foundation has supposedly contributed $250,000 for a recycling center.  How much money did they actually receive?

SO yes, Haiti is a cesspool country which has been ravaged by wolves looking to traffic children, wolves looking to confiscate their resources, and wolves who hypocritically claim to help while blowing the house down…

And none of this occurred because or during Trump – it is and was about the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

So maybe some of these irate Democrat Senators should take a look at exactly what they have done these past eight years to make Haiti – better. Instead of getting incensed about a definition that fits rather well with an agenda to divert attention from the real crisis, they should be incensed at their complete and utter lack of aid and assistance, and their raping of a country in crisis.

Maybe instead of raising objections to a ‘word’, they should be raising objections to the corrupt use of funds, to the corrupt distribution of funds, to the charities that made pledges and Ponzied the American people for money and never distributed it.

“Unkind” – Rep Mia Love? Unkind is the failed action of your contingency to help your own people.   Rep Cedric Richmond – make America white? What have you done for Haiti? A country of black people. Is the demand that we make America Black?   Rep. Adriano Espaillat, who are you hanging with because according to your initial federal disclosure, your checking account balance held between $5-$25 million?   What have you done for your home Country the Dominican Republic?

So while the Liberals continue to harangue and deride and slander and foul, they have forgotten that it was Obama’s administration that DID NOTHING for Haiti for the past eight years.   Did the media EXPO this criminal act?  Did they attempt to make it right?  Did any of the Liberals who scream loudly?   Shouldn’t that be the real issue?  Eight years and – nothing.

US Embassy in London – Blunderous

The US Embassy in London is making headlines for a two reasons;   1)   Trump has denounced it as a bombastic waste of taxpayer funds, and 2) It is a gauche representation of American pompousness… replete with moat, indoor gardens, and exquisite flamboyance more befitting a Qatari 5 star resort.

The embassy at 24 Grosvenor Square was originally built in 1960 with a very utilitarian design befitting post WWII and a representation of government economy of need.   It has 600 rooms. And while it is true that in London, the land on which nearly every building is constructed is leased, the US government lease was for 999 years. We had 931 left…

In October 2008, Bush declared that the US embassy in London was not secure enough against terrorists and sought to list the property for sale. But it was after Obama assumed office that Obama renigged on the anticipated deal to sell to real estate developer Ballymore Group, an Irish developer who has won numerous awards, and instead sold to a Qatari firm, Qatari Diar.

Qatari Diar has released plans to renovate the embassy into a five star 137 bed hotel with five restaurants, six shops, a spa and a ballroom.   It isn’t the first Qatari investment in London, and wasn’t the last. In 2007, they bought Chelsea Barracks from the UK government for 1 billion pounds. They own the Berkeley Hotel, 50% of One Hyde Park, 1, 2 and 3 Cornwall Terrace, 10% of the London Exchange, a shared percentage of the 97 acre Financial District, Canary Wharf, a 20% stake in Camden Market through a share purchase of Chelsfield Group, the Connaught Hotel in Mayfield, a percentage of the UK’s athletes village, the Shard, Harrods, and the Claridge Hotel, a city landmark.

Whether the initial ‘decision’ to sell the former embassy was made by Bush is irrelevant, the decision to quash the sale to the Irish and give it to the Qatari’s was Obama’s. The decision to turn a conservative government building into a lavish Las Vegas style extravaganza – was Obama’s. And the decision to spend $1.2 billion was also Obama’s.

Qatari Diar is owned 100% by the Qatari Investment Authority; aka the Emir. It is estimated that holdings in Britain aggregate 30 billion Euros, in France 10 billion and in Germany 5 billion.   This does not include ownership interest in banks such as Barclays and Credit Suisse. Their goal is to invest $35 billion in US real estate and $10 billion in China.

Since 1985, foreign ownership of US Treasuries and equities has climbed significantly, rising from roughly 20% to 65%.   When the US allowed private citizens to sue the Saudi’s over their involvement in 9-11, they threatened to divest their upwards of $750 billion in holdings which could have devastated our economy until we were able to reabsorb the assets. But according to the Federal Reserve, the Saudi holdings of US Treasuries is minimal, with China and Japan being holding the largest percentage. In fact they don’t even rank in the top ten…

During the Obama administration, US debt virtually doubled to roughly $20 trillion. As a percentage of GDP, debt rose from 67.9% to 103.4% as spending outpaced. The interest rate was halved thereby creating a level interest payment over the same period. But should the Federal Reserve start raising rates back to pre-Obama terms, the government could see an annual interest expense of nearly $1 trillion.

Given the numbers, spending $1.2 billion on a lavish building in the UK may seem trivial, but if Dave Ramsey were budgeting the checkbook, it would have been red-lined and nixed without question.   Not to mention that the entire purpose of a new building was ‘security’ and the exterior architecture of the US Embassy is now 100% glass. Glass exteriors typically cost about 5 to 6 times more solid facades such as brick, stucco, or stone.

And while the media trenched Liberal UKers have made themselves quite clear regarding their opinion and grace for Trump, their attitude is matched only by the Liberal denouncers in the US.    It is an abomination of a building that serves no purpose other than lavish  extravagance.  For Trump to make an appearance to cut the ribbon on the US embassy in London would be rather hypocritical and truly without point.

De Blasio Suing Oil Companies For Climate Change Amidst Budget Deficit

De Blasio is boldly going where no man has gone before – filing a lawsuit against multiple worldwide oil and gas companies for their role in Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, health issues, and infrastructure destruction to his great New York City… Oh, but wait, he isn’t just suing the oil companies, he is targeting NYC pension funds in an effort to ‘divest’ their investment in fossil fuels and divert it to Climate Change issues.   What?

BP, Conoco, Exxon, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell are the major targets. Proving that they directly impacted climate change and caused harm to NYC specifically, is a rather uphill battle. But apparently one De Blasio and Company feel is possible and just might mitigate his ever defeated budget deficit.

According to the Budget Comptroller for NY, NYC is facing a deficit of as much as $7 billion as of March this year. According to the analysis, NYC could be facing a disaster scenario under the tutelage of De Blasio and he’s running scared with nowhere to turn to find the $$$$$.   In addition, Trump’s new tax plan could cause a massive exodus as taxpayers seek more friendly places to park their money given the limitations on interest deductions will impact their itemized deduction caps.  With some of the highest priced real estate in the country, mortgages are a mainstay. But the rationale was the deductibility of the interest.  No more.

As a result, De Blasio is scrambling and this is the best scenario he could come up with while attempting to capitalize on an issue that is embedded in the Liberal agenda – Climate Change.

De Blasio’s threat to redirect NYC pension fund investments is a bit of a smokescreen given the fund has been in a massive overhaul for the past 3 ½ years when Scott Stringer took office and declared that the retirement system was “hanging by a thread”. At issue was the fact that the returns delivered by the fund were considered inadequate and well below the market.   Implementing a comprehensive plan that Stringer estimated would take 5-10 years to become a powerhouse once again, cannot simply be ‘modified’ to coddle the whims of De Blasio. Fiduciary responsibilities dictate.

Two NGO’s are supporting the De Blasio move, Union of Concerned Scientists, which is the recipient of funding from George Soros, and 350.org, which is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and has partnered with Global Greengrants Fund, a Soros Open Society promotion. In fact, according to their Form 990, the only grant made by 350.org was to Global Greengrants Fund.

 

Climatic Change, a journal established by Michael Oppenheimer and Gary Yohe, published a study claiming that climate damages such as rising sea levels and increased temperatures are a direct result of products sold by such companies as Chevron and ExxonMobil. In addition, the Union For Concerned Scientists (Soros funded) has joined in the fray of qualifying finger pointing by claiming that:   “We’ve known for a long time that fossil fuels are the largest contributor to climate change. What’s new here is that we’ve determined just how much specific companies’ products have caused the earth to warm and the seas to rise.”

The study suggests that all the major oil companies combined contributed to 10% of the global temperature increase between 1980 and 2010 and 4% of the rise in sea level.   The study specifically provides Hurricane Sandy as an example of rising sea levels magnified by climate change causing roughly $2 billion in damage over what would have occurred had there been no rise in sea levels.  The total estimated cost was $65 billion.  How they can make monetary determinations is a bit stretched…and seems to have no supporting documentation.

So, who commissioned this report?

The lead author of the report was Brenda Ekwurzel, a climate science director at the Union for Concerned Scientists. Coincidentally, Gary Yohe, who assisted in this publication, is also a Member of the NYC Panel on Climate Change. Somewhat a conflict of interest?

Further conflicts include the fact that Michael Oppenheimer also founded, Climate Action Network which is aligned with Soros Fund Management and Christine Lagarde, of France’s Economic Ministry.

So why would Soros want to hit the wallets of oil and gas executives?   Hitting the biggest oil giants, might give a boost to some of the smaller companies, like:  Petroleo Brasilerosa, California Resources, Valvoline, Rice Energy, Targa Resources and Diamondback all of which were owned in Soros portfolio last year.  Of course the hypocrisy doesn’t end there with Soros heavily invested in the Williams Pipeline company, and Columbia Pipeline which merged with Transamerica of the Keystone XL fame…   Creating a profit while belying ethics is the Soros windfall.

Other cities and counties suing the oil giants include California’s Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Oakland and Imperial Beach.   All these cities and counties project a continued significant budget deficit now and in the coming years… and tapping climate change might fill the gap…

By the time any legal action is concluded, Soros will be well out of the oil and gas investments – an easy bet.  Playing both sides, not unlike his play of Republicans and Democrats.  “Anyone, Anyone”…