India and Pakistan – at War?

While the elected and paid Democrat officials who have apparently done absolutely nothing of consequence since being elected are busily using Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, make a jack of himself while spouting character assassinations, a war erupted.  Syria and ISIS have stabilized, Venezuela is a Socialist nightmare, but another nightmare, one that could escalate rapidly within a blink, is erupting.

Pakistan and India are bombing each other – and few seem interested enough to take notice before it becomes a thriving cancer.   But they should be – both these countries, which have despised each other for centuries, possess nuclear weapons.

Jaish, a terrorist group that is an offshoot of Al Qaeda and resides in India’s Kashmir is defiantly working diligently to separate their Kashmir from India and create their own Pakistan aligned, sharia law statehood.  It is a stronghold, and it was divied up after WWII by the every arrogant – British.

The land is jointly owned by India, Pakistan and China. India’s portion is occupied and ruled by its historical Hindu and Buddhist community.  Pakistan is Muslim.  While China controls roughly 20% of the land area.  No one has any intention of relinquishing one hectar – ever.

Historically, Kashmir was Hindu/Buddhist until Muslim rule in 1339.  Since then it has been conquered and ruled by Turks, Afghans, and Sikhs again, in the 1800’s.  In 1846 the British took over and later partitioned the country between Pakistan and India completely ignoring China’s possession. Thus skirmishes and wars have erupted  since.

Jaish was formed as an adjunct to the Pakistan military in the late 1990’s and subsequently has been a lead terrorist group in over six attacks including the most recent suicide bombing over India in which 40 security personnel were killed.

India retaliated unleashing a payload of bombs over Jaish strongholds in Kashmir.   The strike caused Pakistani air forces to scramble.  Pakistan’s Prime Minister has issued a statement that they will“respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by India.

Pakistan is well aware that Kashmir is a Jaish stronghold, and has done nothing to mitigate this terrorist group.   Historically, funding has surreptitiously been made through principles from Saudi Arabia and the US, particularly under Bush and the former Monarchial Cabal of Saudi Arabia.  Bush is gone and the Saudi Cabal was ousted and sanctioned by Prince Mohammed Bin Salmon who recently visited India and pledged to fight terrorism alongside India.

It is another shift in the allies that were, and the allies that are now in place under regime changes in both the US and Saudi Arabia. 

Numerous information outlets have previously alluded to collusion and funding between various terrorist organizations and Israel’s Netanyahu, Qatar, Saudi Arabia under a legion of rulers including Muhammed Bin Nayef, Mugrin, Salman, Nayef and Sultan, all of whom died in 2011 except for the Crown Prince’s father, Salman, as well as the US under Bush and Obama.

Jaish included.  Why?  To foment chaos, war, and disrupt the balance so as to create a Cabal unified.

Both Prime Ministers are tense with dialogue a possibility, although none has been established.  The primary issue is the fact that Pakistan continues to protect Jaish despite their terrorist label, and despite their repeated skirmishes against India.   As such, India believes Jaish is a representative of Pakistan.

Reminiscent of the Israeli/Palestinian regurgitation of hate; bombs are levied, casualties are now civilian, and there is no one who wants to intervene and take sides.

But this is what happens when boundaries are redrawn… and allotments are arbitrarily contrived.  It is why Africa remains under-developed, corrupt, and slaves within their own governments.  This is what the Cabal wants to create in the US, the EU, India, etc…   Only slaves can be ruled under a Dictatorship.  Only a Dictatorship can support Socialism and Marxism.

PELOSI: The Democrat That Wasn’t

PELOSI – the Democrat that was and isn’t!

Even the very liberal Atlantic was booing the Pelosi stage appearance in 2017.  Democrats saw her as a liability to the party for being out of touch, delusional, disrespectful, and a band wagon of – one.   Still she is House Speaker.  What are the duties of a House Speaker?  I can tell you what are NOT the duties – to travel anywhere for any political purpose!   Including Brussels, Afghanistan, or anywhere else she and her entourage determine is their rightful destination.   The fact that this latest entourage comes on the heels of trips to Hawaii and Puerto Rico wherein Congressional members partied and romped it up is rather telling of the US taxpayer funded jaunt to Europe.

The fact that she would utilize the Federal Shutdown as a freebie for vacationing and jaunting instead of negotiating is clearly destroying the credibility of the Democrat Party.  The fact that there are no troops to visit in Brussels is a bit questioning.  Obviously, the lies stack precariously.

The fact that she would have the audacity to tell the President what he can and can not do in terms of giving a State Of The Union Address is absolutely mind boggling, not to mention her reasoning – Secret Service and Homeland Security on furlough. Given Pelosi wouldn’t step foot in a public restroom without Secret Service, who was going to accompany her and protect her in Brussels and Afghanistan?

In addition, Pelosi’s claim that Trump wouldn’t have Secret Service cover during his State of The Union, was apparently not backed by any credible conversation given the Secret Service claim they were never even contacted by Pelosi to this regard.

Lies built on lies = truth? Would seem to be the Pelosi dictum.

In 2016, Pelosi used her entourage of security detail to buy shoes in St Helena, California.

It was Obama who altered the law and gave past President’s the authority to have secret service protection for LIFE in 2013 having been revoked in 1997.     Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s ‘advisor’ was given secret service protection, an unheard of consideration in history!

In 2010, Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s ‘travel expenses’ cost US taxpayers $2,100,744.59 over a 2 year period.   The bill included:   Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.  IN addition, only Kosher items would be acceptable.

Of course, she isn’t just trolling around by herself, she always makes sure to include a party list of notable friends, buddies, and buddies wives/and/or/girlfriends to accompany her on these lavish extravaganzas.

The combined net worth of Pelosi and her husband ranges from $30 million to $140 million.  In either scenario, she should and could easily pay her own way.  Perhaps it is time to put caps on Congressional spending based on net worth.  Perhaps Pelosi has finally pushed taxpayers to the breech of insanity as she racks up millions termed – well beyond her role as Speaker.

“Elected by the whole of the House of Representatives, the Speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several roles: the institutional role of presiding officer and administrative head of the House, the role of leader of the majority party in the House, and the representative role of an elected member of the House.”

Nothing in that job description indicates lavish trips – ANYWHERE!

Presidential Pension – a Corrupted Entitlement

It wasn’t until 1958 that a former President of the US was considered entitled to an annual pension package.  The purpose was to honor their service if they had no means of income.  And while there have been a few instances where a former president did not have personal wealth, since the granting of a pension, most presidents didn’t ‘need’ the taxpayer funds which are given for life. Today, that would mean supporting FIVE presidents who have served terms of office ranging from four years to eight years. In other words a FULL lifetime salary and benefits is afforded to a man who spent four years – working…

How much does that amount to?

The Presidential salary is currently pegged at $203,700 (although Obama is asking for a hefty increase before he leaves office). The First Lady gets another $20,000 annually. They get an additional $150,000 to cover the cost of ‘staff and office’ for 2 ½ years which is then downsized to a mere $96,000 for the remainder of their life. They get free Secret Service protection for all family members, and a ‘transition allowance’ to move out of the White House – which apparently has no dollar limit. But these payments seem to be more of a guide than an absolute as Mr. Bill received over $450,000 in 2014 for his ‘office space’ alone, and over a million in total benefits. Bush is no different, Carter, they all ravenously reap $$$$ for their paltry service. Poor Babies…

Of course the insanity of this is that we are subsidizing an individual a million plus dollars a year so that they can reap a private annual income of over $1.5 to $50 million – not including Secret Service detail which could easily double the value of their benefit and our out-of-pocket cost.

While some within the pundit media like to claim that the total amount is not large enough to be relevant to the entire Federal budget, there is this ancient concept called, ‘Principle’, wherein a person has integrity. The entire ‘entitlement’ is like a Ponzi scam. In the real world, anyone who is even in the small, small pool of a corporate pension package knows that the benefit is based on a sliding scale of time employed. Given a lifetime employment of 45 years, 8 years represents roughly a sixth of the sum total which means a person could be eligible for 1/6 of his/her annual salary.   In Presidential terms that would amount to about $34,000 per year. End of story!

If a President has outside sources of income exceeding say $250,000 they should be ineligible for anything! We have forgotten that the duty and responsibility of being President is to ‘serve the people’, not ‘benefit from the people’. It is supposed to be a job of humility and giving, instead it has become a gentleman’s club of how to defraud the people to make $$$$$.

The cost of Secret Service protection is another very non-transparent expense. The total annual budget of the Secret Service is $2.2 billion per year, but also includes protection for foreign visitors, albeit a very small portion of the kitty.   They are also tasked with investigating a small portion of the forgeries and fraud within the government, as well as providing detail for certain candidates during the election year.   Again a small portion of their overall time and expense.

But with the Secret Service mired in scandals and partying and sexcapades, it would appear their budget is a joke not unlike most of the government’s. As a result, they have expanded their base of agents… so they can raise their budget by another 16%…so they can have bigger parties… If that isn’t enough, black agents have filed two class action lawsuits against the agency claiming racial discrimination. (I wonder if that’s why they needed a budget increase – to pay off the claimant lawsuits?)   At any rate, the dollar value of the class action lawsuits has not been disclosed (as in more transparency). While their claim may be completely and totally justified, it merely heightens the atmosphere of a corrupted government NOT representing The People – and instead highlights the fact that taxpayers are now required to pay for government agencies inability to act with honor and integrity.  Maybe they need ‘corruption insurance’…   It also highlights the fact that the corruption comes from the top of the ladder given it was not properly dealt with despite numerous notifications.

That being said, personally, I don’t see why we as taxpayers are shelling out $5-$10 million per year for former Presidents (Democrat and Republican) who are privately making $50-$60 million…paying for their office space, travel, staff, etc…?  Why?

Seems rather absurd.

Government Incentivizing Prisons and Detention Centers

Remember last year, that long, long time ago that most of us have forgotten, when thousands of children attempting to immigrate into the US from Central America were put in detention centers? Remember?

Well guess what? They are all still there. And the facilities are crammed.

So, who is paying for this? We are.

You see, a privately held company holds most of the prison contracts with the Federal government and eleven states. GEO Group builds and manages prisons across the US. And they hold the keys to the ‘detention centers’ in Texas and Pennsylvania currently holding all these children and their moms.

With revenues well over $2billion, the CEO of the Group, George Zoley, was paid over $4million in compensation last year. He is considered the highest paid government contractor and they are continually awarded new contracts despite numerous lawsuits and citations for wretched conditions and death.

The charges filed include deplorable medical conditions, substandard care, nine deaths, under-staffing, and at a youth center housing 13-22 year olds there were brutal beatings, sexual attacks by prison guards, gang fights, rapes, denial of education and medical care, and overall negligence. There was one federal indictment in that case – the warden, William Grady Sims, resigned and served seven months in prison.

Despite numerous civil lawsuits and federal charges, they are still a major government contractor. Mandatory sentencing has produced a system of incentivized incarceration.  In addition, detainees at detention centers and prisoners are required to – work.  It’s called slave labor and it’s authorized by the government.

As incarceration has risen 500% over the past 30 years, the rise directly coincides with the founding of GEO, originally Wackenhut Corporation, in 1984. Incarceration has become a monetary incentive. But the states and the fed are in collusion with this in that their contract with these private prison companies include a clause that requires the state to maintain a 80-100% occupancy on the prison’s behalf! And GEO boasts a 95% occupancy rate. But it is worse. If the state doesn’t have enough prisoners to fill the private prisons, they still receive a guaranteed percentage of occupancy even for – empty cells. For example: if the prison is only filled to a 60% capacity, the prison will still receive the minimum guaranteed payment per person up to the 80%to 100% per the contractual agreement.

GEO is large and expanding. They have a number of subsidiaries including:

  1. GEO Care Inc – which, “provides correctional mental healthcare services and operating state psychiatric hospitals treating forensic and civil populations, including the current management of six adult residential treatment centers. GEO Care has established itself as the premier provider of mental health and residential treatment services.” But this subsidiary is also not without it’s history of problems: “unauthorized restraint and seclusion of patients, incomplete medical records, failure to show patient consent for medications and failure to report serious injuries to the state.” In 2012, three patients died, 2 from overdosing on medications and one from a scalding bathtub.
  2. GEO Transportation, Inc
  3. GEO UK
  4. GEO Australia

Incentivizing occupancy means that crimes not deserving of prison will nonetheless mandate an order from a judge. This undermines basic law. In Colorado state prisons were shut down due to low occupancy as crime fell. But the private prisons remain full.  Arizona boasts an over capacity of prisoners relative to prisons.

They have such a win-win that they have created their own production and no one can bring them down. It is estimated that ICE spends over $2billion per year – on detention centers alone.

So what happened to all those moms and children in the private detention centers run by GEO? Mothers are protesting, hunger strikes are ramping up, solitary confinement is not uncommon, and children are sick. Las Hieleras in Texas is a temporary holding where allegations of freezing temperatures are utilized to break the spirit of the detainee.

While immigration is certainly a problem that has seen no remediation, ethics are in question as these people become simply a piece of merchandise on which private enterprise profits.