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We Need Your Help! RJ Hender Dies With Family By His Side May 20, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

5/21/2016 Ryan Hender

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Robert Hender has devoted his life to serving in many capacities, including right here on this very website www.morningliberty.com. 5 of his 11 kids still live at home with him and depend on him financially. They suffered extreme financial hardship as his body deteriorated during the last few years of his life. Suffering from a genetic liver disease, knowing there was no cure, he pushed forward often without his own feelings considered.  The selfless work that he did for over 10 years was his way of serving his country, he believed that with all of his soul even until his dying breath. There was never really any money in it, in fact, most months the family went without basic necessities. The family had Sub For Santa Christmases for the last 18 years, but dad hid it really well. 

About 2 years ago he started having weekly surgeries to relieve the pressure off of his liver. He was on the liver transplant list at the University of Utah, and was waiting for a donor. We were told that most people die on the transplant list, but we had hope. As he worsened, he lost his voice almost completely, and was unable to continue being a radio talk show host, which he loved so much. He then dedicated his time to continuing his work on his website, which he was still hard at work maintaining until just days before “the worst week of my life”.  

On May 14th I got word f rom my younger sisters that my dad was exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. He was taken to a Hospital in Provo Utah where it was determined that his ammonia levels were dangerously high. His liver function was diminishing. He stabilized after a brief stay at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was released to go home. Less than 24 hours later, his wife found him unresponsive in his favorite chair. 

He was taken by helicopter back to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where at first things looked optimistic, but then things took a turn for the worst. Having been on life support since 9am, his body was giving out. Around 9pm we were told that he only had hours to live. His kidneys had stopped functioning, and his seizures were getting closer together, and worsening. 12:00am May 20, 2016 he was taken off life support and left to his own devices. With his family by his side, he went peacefully back to his Father in Heaven at 12:15am May 20, 2016. 

He leaves behind his wife Virginia, and 11 kids, 5 of which were financially dependent on him. Without his miniscule disability check coming in, the family is now displaced from their home of 8 years, and forced to start life over again without the one person that held them all together. His wife, who had recently started working part time at Walmart, still not even able to cover basic necessities is now left with no option but to uproot her family and start life over 2 hours away from the place they called home for so many years because where they once lived, there is not sufficient work to support a family. 

Robert did not have life insurance, nor was he able to prepare in any way for what might happen to his kids if he were to leave them this early. We are scrambling to figure out how we can pay for a burial at all, let alone how the little ones (youngest being 10) will be able to get back to life as normal. 

We are asking for your help, in any way you can. This is a desperate cry for help, and we would not be asking if it wasn't 100% necessary. Time is of the essence. We were able to find a mortuary that is inexpensive, but due to this they do require payment in full before they can even schedule the funeral. 

We have setup a GoFundMe campaign to help collect funds to pay for final expenses. Click here to donate. 

 

Thank you so much for reading this, it means the world. 

 

-Ryan Hender

 

Help Fund Funeral Services For RJ Hender

Friday, May 20th, 2016

5/20/2016 Robert Hender

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Robert Albert Hender Jr. AKA “RJ”

 

Born in October 1960 in Seattle Washington, the oldest of 5 children. Early in life, Robert was responsible for caring for his younger siblings, who loved him dearly. 

 

Though he desired strongly to serve an LDS mission, Robert was unable to due to reasons beyond his control. He instead dedicated his life to serving others with his best asset, his voice. Robert loved to sing, and had a great singing voice, he also served in the local media in several capacities, including but not limited to KPAX TV, KTKK Radio, and he took on the world with his website www.morningliberty.com

 

A father of 11 kids, of which 5 currently live at home and depend on him fully, he set aside his own wants and continued to serve the community, his country. For years he worked tirelessly in radio, and through his website to bring to the forefront news that the rest of the world ignored. Robert was no stranger to controversial topics, in fact there were many radio stations that silenced him for being willing to openly discuss topics that mainstream media ignored. The selfless work that he did for over 10 years was his way of serving his country, he believed that with all of his soul even until his dying breath. There was never really any money in it, in fact, most months the family went without basic necessities. 

 

7 years ago, Robert found out that he was suffering from a genetic liver condition referred to as Alpha One Antitripsin Deficiency (A1AD) that would eventually take his life. He spent as much quality time with his family as he could, knowing that his time could be up at any moment. About 2 years ago he started having weekly surgeries to relieve the pressure off of his liver. He was on the liver transplant list at the University of Utah, and was waiting for a donor. As he worsened, he lost his voice almost completely, and was unable to continue being a radio talk show host, which he loved so much. He then dedicated his time to continuing his work on his website, which he was still hard at work maintaining until just days before “the worst week of my life”.  

 

On May 14th I got word f rom my younger sisters that my dad was exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. He was taken to a Hospital in Provo Utah where it was determined that his ammonia levels were dangerously high. His liver function was diminishing. He stabilized after a brief stay at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was released to go home. Less than 24 hours later, his wife found him unresponsive in his favorite chair. 

 

He was taken by helicopter back to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where at first things looked optimistic, but then things took a turn for the worst. Having been on life support since 9am, his body was giving out. Around 9pm we were told that he only had hours to live. His kidneys had stopped functioning, and his seizures were getting closer together, and worsening. 12:00am May 20, 2016 he was taken off life support and left to his own devices. With his family by his side, he went peacefully back to his Father in Heaven at 12:15am May 20, 2016. 

 

He leaves behind his wife Virginia, and 11 kids, 5 of which were financially dependent on him. Without his disability check coming in, the family is now displaced from their home of 8 years, and forced to start life over again without the one person that held them all together. His wife, who had recently started working part time at Walmart, still not even able to cover basic necessities is now left with no option but to uproot her family and start life over 2 hours away from the place they called home for so many years. 

 

Robert did not have life insurance, nor was he able to prepare in any way for what might happen to his kids if he were to leave them this early. We are scrambling to figure out how we can pay for a burial at all, let alone how the little ones (youngest being 10) will be able to get back to life as normal. 

 

We are asking for your help, in any way you can. This is a desperate cry for help, and we would not be asking if it wasn't 100% necessary. Time is of the essence. If you can help in any way, we would be eternally grateful. I wish it didn’t come to this. 

 

We have setup a GoFundMe campaign to help collect funds to pay for final expenses. Click here to donate. 

 

Thank you so much for reading this, it means the world. 

 

-Ryan Hender

 

 

Obama Secret Plan for 100,000 Syrian, Muslim Refugees in USA

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Leo Hohmann – WND.com
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Subject; Obama Secret Muslim Flood
www.MorningLiberty.com

U.N.’s secret plan for 10 times more Syrian ‘refugees

President Obama and Congress have agreed to fund the permanent resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees, but the number of Syrians entering the U.S. over the next three years will end up being much larger.

Possibly up to 10 times larger, says one analyst who follows the global refugee movement. And it’s all about to be done under the radar of Congress with nearly zero media coverage.

Fresh evidence to that effect has come from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grande and a statement by the U.S. State Department. Together, those statements indicate the U.N. has many more Syrians in store for the U.S. than what Obama has publicly acknowledged.

“Often when they talk about numbers it’s a bit opaque,” says Nayla Rush, senior researcher for the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies. “They want to permanently resettle 480,000 (into countries outside of Syria), but that’s not enough. There will be resettlements but then other routes, ‘alternative safe pathways,’ as stated by the U.N. high commissioner, who is using a new word, ‘pathways.’

“To me this kind of resembles the ‘pathway to citizenship’ (made famous by the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration bill), and they’re applying that now to refugees.”

WND reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has approved a “surge” of Syrian refugees into the U.S., slicing the vetting period from at least 18 months down to just three months.

Rush says, by speeding up the process and diffusing the Syrian entries though a myriad of different immigration programs, the administration hopes to take some of the heat off the refugee resettlement industry while still accomplishing the same mission – bringing more and more Syrian refugees to the U.S.

“So what they’re going to do is speed up the process, let’s bring them fast but let’s also bring them in different ways because states and cities are starting to say, ‘We don’t want all these refugees, the FBI says they’re not safe, and who knows how they will integrate,’” Rush told WND. “People need to integrate, and you can’t force them into neighborhoods. Yet Congress is not even discussing it.”

The original lobbying push more than a year ago by the refugee resettlement industry called on Obama to allow 100,000 Syrian refugees into the country by the end of his term in office.

But with mounting criticism of the program in Congress following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Obama only agreed to admit 10,000 Syrians, which have consisted of 98 percent Sunni Muslims coming out of U.N. camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. The pro-refugee lobbyists in the Catholic and Lutheran churches, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the International Rescue Committee and others seemingly were dealt a setback in their plans to get 100,000 Syrians permanently resettled in U.S. cities and towns.

But now word has leaked that the U.N. has another, more secretive plan to get Syrians, possibly up to 100,000 of them, admitted to the U.S. over the next few years.

The new stealth plan has leaked out of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Both the UNCHR and the State Department have issued statements recently calling for “alternative safe pathways” and “new ways” of transferring Syrians to the U.S. and other Western democracies.

On March 30 the United Nations held a “high-level meeting” in Geneva to address the refugee crisis. The question at hand was how to relieve the mounting stress on a few countries in the Middle East and Europe by spreading the refugee burden “more equitably” among nations.
A synopsis of the meeting posted on the U.N. refugee agency’s website suggests the U.N. is cooking up a plan to send increasing numbers of Syrian refugees into the United States without calling them “refugees.”

U.N. officials are now speaking of “safe alternative pathways” and “alternative avenues” for Syrians into the U.S. and other countries.

The UNCHR website states:

“The purpose of the meeting was to explore mechanisms for the admission of Syrian refugees that could be adopted by States to relieve the pressure on countries currently hosting large numbers. Such mechanisms could include resettlement, which is an important protection tool targeting the most vulnerable individuals, as well as other pathways, such as humanitarian admission or transfer, family reunification, labor mobility schemes and scholarships.”

“Labor mobility” is U.N. code for the free flow of “guest workers” across open borders, while “scholarships” is a clear signal that education-based programs will be used to bring young Syrians to the United States.

“Using ‘pathways’ for citizenship, it seems, may be a little less scary than ‘refugees,’” says Rush.

Ann Corcoran, another refugee expert who has been following the issue closely since 2007, also sees a significant pivot in the language being used as open-borders advocates have run into stiff resistance in more than a dozen states following the attacks on Paris that killed 130 people on Dec. 2, 2015, when it was discovered that two of the eight attackers were “refugees” carrying Syrian passports.

“‘Refugees’ has become a dirty word,” said Corcoran, author of the blog Refugee Resettlement Watch. “When I first started following the refugee issue back in 2007, it was a warm and fuzzy kind of thing. They’ve spent years building up the word ‘refugee’ to mean something positive, but they haven’t been successful, and now it’s sort of like dirt. It’s backfired.”

So instead of just “refugee resettlement,” the U.N. and its open-borders supporters will be talking about “alternative pathways” for displaced persons.

The end result, says Rush, will be the same.

More migrants from jihadist hotbeds in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia will end up living in American cities earmarked for resettlements.

The legitimacy and transparency of these new “pathways” for refugees to the West remain to be seen, said Rush, who addressed the topic in her April 25 blog post.

The U.N.’s goal for resettlement is 480,000 Syrian refugee placements in more than a dozen Western nations over the next three years.

But it concedes that 480,000 is a drop in the bucket when compared to the 4.6 million refugees who have allegedly been chased out of Syria by the 5-year-old civil war.

In his opening statement at the March 30 meeting in Geneva, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grande indicated that nations should get more creative in the way they admit Syrian refugees:

“These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, labor mobility schemes, student visas and scholarships, as well as visas for medical reasons.”

There simply are not enough places willing to accept resettled refugees, Grande said, so alternative methods must be found.

“Resettlement needs vastly outstrip the places that have been made available so far,” he said. “But humanitarian and student visa, job permits and family reunification would represent safe avenues of admission for many other refugees as well.”

Since the U.S. refugee program already allows for family reunification of spouses and children under age 21, the U.N. plan can only be referring to an expansion of this privilege.

Sure enough, that’s exactly what is happening.

The U.S. State Department released a media note following the Geneva meeting in which it announced the following (emphasis added):

“The United States joins UNHCR in calling for new ways nations, civil society, the private sector and individuals can together address the global refugee challenge.”
“Additionally, the United States has created a program to allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to file refugee applications for their Syrian family member.”
Grandi on April 20 sent out a tweet that again used the phrase “safe pathways.”

“It just shows you, 500 people died crossing the Mediterranean, and he tweeted the new talking points, and the policy now is to use these words: ‘safe pathways,’” Rush said.

In a panel discussion on the Global Refugee Crisis: Moral Dimensions and Practical Solutions organized by the Brookings Institution earlier this year, Elizabeth Ferris, research professor at Georgetown University and adviser to the U.N. Secretary General on humanitarian refugee policy, talked about the need to find different solutions to the ongoing humanitarian Syrian crisis.

The refugee resettlement program was no longer sufficient to admit Syrian refugees, she said. “alternative safe pathways” are needed.

“She’s suggesting, and the U.S. is agreeing, that we find new pathways, with aunts and grandmothers, and uncles, scholarships and the private sponsorship means maybe neighbors too,” Rush said. “It’s not just your wife and children under 21 anymore who will be welcomed. So you might be resettling 10,000 a year, but with these schemes it could easily 10 times more I believe, and this is something we need to pay attention to, especially with Obama hosting the global refugee summit in September and him finishing his term in office. People who are on the way out are more likely to do desperate measures.”

Rush said “safe pathways” is “a term we’re going to hear a lot about moving forward.”

The numbers are so big and the avenues so diverse that it will become hard to track how many Syrians have entered the U.S., Rush said, until long after they’re here.

“They’re talking about work permits and labor mobility schemes, and there is no way to find out how many will enter every year,” she said. “This is happening now. We have to keep an eye out, but how do you find out? Congress agreed to accept 10,000 Syrians, but it didn’t agree to this.”

USofA Funds Terrorists – America Sells Drugs & Arms to Everybody

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

RT.com
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Subject; America Funds Terrorists for $
www.MorningLiberty.com

‘We fund terrorists, if those terrorists serve our purposes’ – retired US Lt. Col.

US authorities are continuing the gravy train for many Washington bureaucracies, increasing insecurity around the world, according to retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski . The more conflict the bigger the market place for arms, she adds.

Global terrorism
The deadliest single attack since 2011 has rocked Kabul just a week after the Taliban launched their spring offensive. The battle against the Taliban has been going on since 2001. Even US Secretary of State John Kerry became a target of rocket strikes carried out by the Taliban in the Afghan capital on Saturday. However, the US said the latest attack doesn’t mean efforts to establish peace talks should be abandoned.

RT: Despite the recent carnage witnessed in Kabul, the US State Department is willing to include the Taliban in the peace process. Isn’t it contradicting Washington’s supposed refusal to negotiate with terrorists?

Karen Kwiatkowski: Well, to some extent it is… Some of the Taliban is actually working with ISIS in Afghanistan, so it’s both literally true and figuratively true. The US government itself behaves in many ways like a terrorist organization. When we say we don’t negotiate with terrorists that is really more like rhetoric for television shows in the evening for people watching. In real life, in real negotiations I honestly don’t think that it matters. If the terrorists are on the US side, we not only negotiate with them, we support them. So I don’t buy that argument that it is part of US foreign policy that we don’t negotiate with terrorists. We fund terrorists, if those terrorists serve our purposes. That has been very well shown in the past 15 years – at least.

RT: The Taliban has openly made attempts on John Kerry’s life. What does it say about the US position that he still wants to talk to them?

KK: I know recently, when John Kerry came to Kabul the Taliban claimed to make an attempt on his life. If you look at why Kerry was there – he was trying to resolve problems in a US propped-up, US-facilitated government in Kabul, which is not a real people’s government; it can’t be… It is never going to be accepted, it is an external enforced artificial government and it’s struggling of course. The whole story reeks of failed US foreign policy, which most people in this country recognize. But what I can’t understand is why Ash Carter, Kerry and Obama don’t recognize it. The people in this country understand that we have no clue as to what we’re doing in most of the countries in the Middle East. Certainly not in Afghanistan, certainly not in Syria and certainly not in Iraq.

RT: The Taliban must be aware of Washington’s willingness. Are attacks like today’s basically telling America, “No thanks, we’re not interested!”?

KK: I think the Taliban explained very well what their objective was in the article that I saw on CNN. They had published the interview with the Taliban. The Taliban said: “We are planning to wear down the enemy. We’re going to make this a long slog, which is what we knew it was anyway. And we’re going to demoralize the Americans.” In particular the Americans, because the US is mainly the one supporting this government that they have created in this nation-state that they think they’ve constructed, which they haven’t in Kabul.

So the Taliban has been very clear with what their objectives are. They are planning to demoralize and to basically defeat over time the occupiers, who they consider to be the occupiers, and the ‘Vichy’ government in Kabul, which is, as they see it, certainly not a legitimate government.

RT:Why doesn’t the US government understand then that what they are doing isn’t working, and instead of it do something different to solve the problems in Afghanistan?

KK: … Clearly, Washington DC has no real understanding either of the ground situation and the political situation in Afghanistan, nor do they have an understanding of what might work. The US government solution is that we will transplant a government that is loyal to us, that is a pseudo-democracy that operates in some sort of democratic fashion on the surface and that it would stay there – static. That is utterly insane.

… I can give you some reasons why I think they are holding to that. I think you know what these reasons are. There is money being made. Carter wants more troops to go into Afghanistan; he wants more troops in Iraq, he wants more troops in Syria; he wants a bigger budget to face down terrorism such as what the Taliban is conducting with these attacks. The bureaucracy in Washington D.C. benefits from continued problems around the world – they justify the budgets; they justify their missions.

We’re selling arms to just about everyone on the planet. The more conflict, the more insecurity –the bigger the market place for arms. And certainly I don’t think there is any interest in the US government whatsoever to reduce the opium crop that comes out of Afghanistan every year. That money from the sale of drugs, from the sale of opiates, particularly out of that part of the world, is eventually laundered and entered into the system and becomes legitimate. There are many governments on the planet, including the US, that benefit from those deposits once they are cleaned, so to speak…

What they are doing is continuing the gravy train for many Washington bureaucracies and it increases insecurity around the world… Fundamentally for the US there has been a great deal of benefit for people in government over the last 15 years based on what we have done in Afghanistan: people have gotten rich, companies have made a lot of money, the Pentagon budget has never been larger, and there are no questions in Congress. Congress rubber stamps every budget request that they ask for. These are government benefits, and of course the cost is paid by people in Afghanistan and the people around the world, who suffer insecurity as a result of our policies. I don’t mean to make a judgment here, but this is how I see it.

ISIS Extremists Organizing Just Across Mexico Border

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Jessica Chasmar
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Subject; Islamic Terrorists Organizing in Mexico
www.MorningLiberty.com

Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border: report

The Islamic State terror group is operating a camp in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, just eight miles from the U.S. border, Judicial Watch reported Tuesday.

Citing sources that include a “Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector,” the conservative watchdog group reported that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is organizing only a few miles from El Paso, Texas, in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez and in Puerto Palomas.

Judicial Watch sources said that “coyotes” working for the notorious Juarez Cartel are smuggling Islamic State terrorists across the U.S. border between the New Mexico cities of Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, as well as “through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas.”

“These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing,” Judicial Watch reported.

Mexican intelligence sources say the Islamic State intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

“The sources also say that ISIS has ‘spotters’ located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations,” Judicial Watch reported. “ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”

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Mexican authorities, however, disputed the Judicial Watch findings.

“The government of Mexico dismisses and categorically denies each of the statements made today by the organization Judicial Watch on the alleged presence of ISIS’s operating cells throughout the border region, particularly at Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua – El Paso, Texas,” Ariel Moutsatsos-Morales, Mexico’s minister for press and public affairs, told The Washington Times.

“The relevant authorities operating in the region have also confirmed the inexistence of these activities with their US counterparts, with whom they will continue to work closely and to exchange information at our common border,” Moutsatsos-Morales added.

Top 51% U.S. Politically InCorrect – Americans Demand Muslim Vetting

Friday, April 1st, 2016

PressTV
Thur, Mar 31, 2016
Subject; 71% Republicans Support Muslim Ban
www.MorningLiberty.com

A majority of American voters agree with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that the United States should implement a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.

When asked if there should be “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” 51 percent of Americans said they support the ban, according to the new poll by Morning Consult released on Tuesday.

The poll showed that 71 percent of Republican, 34 percent of Democratic voters, and 49 percent of independents support the ban.

Eighty-four percent of Trump's supporters endorse the ban, while 65 percent of those who back Ted Cruz are in favor of banning Muslims entering the US, according to the survey.

On the Democratic side, 37 percent of Hillary Clinton’s supporters and 27 percent of Bernie Sanders' fans agree with the travel ban.

Seventy percent of likely Republican voters agreed with Cruz’s recent call of stepping up monitoring of Muslim neighborhoods, compared with 35 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of independents, according to the poll.

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, Cruz proposed more resources for US police to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized."

Next day, Cruz doubled down on his call for authorities to monitor American Muslims, despite criticism from top law enforcement officials.

The twin blasts at Brussels Airport and another at a metro station close to the European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital left at least 31 people dead and 250 others wounded.

The Daesh Takfiri group, which was created and funded by the US and its regional allies to destabilize the Middle East region, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In December last year, Trump created a furor in the US and around the world by proposing a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the United States, following a mass shooting in California.

The New York real-estate mogul also called for a database to track Muslims across the United States, and he has also said that the US would have "absolutely no choice" but to close down mosques.

Top 257,000 Veteran Criminals? – Obama’s Gun Ban List

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Tim Devaney – www.TheHill.com
Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Subject; Obama's VA Mentally Defective Slippery Slope
www.MorningLiberty.com

GOP targets veterans gun ban

The Obama administration is facing congressional scrutiny for blocking more than a quarter-million military veterans from owning guns.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reported more than 257,000 former members of the military who cannot manage their finances to the FBI’s list of people who are not allowed to own guns, Republicans claim, even though "it has nothing to do with regulating firearms.”

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"The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes the ownership and possession of firearms,” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote in a recent letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald.
The VA is responsible for appointing a fiduciary to help veterans who it determines cannot manage their own finances, but the agency is also taking the additional step of reporting these veterans to the “mental defective” category of the FBI’s background check system, even if they do not pose a danger to society, the senators allege.

The senators called the practice “highly suspect” and said veterans' ability to manage their own finances is “totally unrelated” to whether they should be prohibited from owning a gun.

"Under the current practice, a VA finding that concludes a veteran requires a fiduciary to administer benefit payments effectively voids his Second Amendment rights,” the senators wrote.

"At no time in the process does the VA determine a veteran to be a danger to themself or others, a key determinant for whether someone is a 'mental defective,’ precluding the right to own firearms,” they added.

In a separate letter to Senate appropriators, Grassley requested lawmakers block the VA from continuing this practice in the upcoming budget negotiations.

Grassley also complained about the practice in another letter sent last year to the Justice Department.

Republicans hope the congressional inquiries will pressure the VA to stop the practice.

The VA noted in a statement to The Hill that it is legally required to report veterans who are "mentally incompetent" to the FBI, which then decides whether to prohibit these former soldiers from owning guns.

"From time to time, media has reported that VA 'confiscates' veterans' firearms," a VA spokesman said in a statement. "This is simply not true. VA has no authority to confiscate or 'seize' anyone’s firearms."

Hungarian Banks Hoarding Bullets & Guns for SelfProtection from Refugees

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Tyler Durden – ZeroHedge.com
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Subject; Hungarian Self Defense from Muslim Refugees
www.MorningLiberty.com

If we learned anything last September it’s that Janet Yellen’s reaction function now includes domestic and global financial markets.

Well that, and we learned that Hungarian PM Viktor Orban isn’t playing around when it comes to Europe’s worsening refugee crisis. While everyone else in Europe was busy trying to figure out how to accommodate the millions of asylum seekers fleeing the war-torn Mid-East, Orban simply built a razor wire border fence.

And then he built another one.

And then, when migrants tried to breach his barriers, he met them with water cannons and tear gas. This was the scene:

So clearly, Hungary isn’t playing around when it comes to security, but as it turns out, migrant-be-gone fences and tear gas aren’t sufficient in today’s dangerous security environment and so, the Hungarian central bank is stockpiling guns and ammo.

No, really.

“Hungary’s central bank, already facing criticism for a spending spree ranging from real estate to fine art, is now beefing up its security force, citing Europe’s migrant crisis and potential bomb threats among the reasons,” Bloomberg writes. “The National Bank of Hungary bought 200,000 rounds of live ammunition and 112 handguns for its security company, according to documents posted on a website for public procurements.”

Why, you might fairly ask, does the central bank need 200,000 bullets and hundreds of guns? Because of “international security risks,” central bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy says.

As Bloomberg goes on to note, "the security measures added to public scrutiny of the running of the bank, which under Matolcsy – an Orban ally – earmarked 200 billion forint ($718 million) to set up foundations to teach alternatives to what he called 'outdated neoliberal' economics."

Well, the central bank could be championing worse things. They could be teaching Keynes and stockpiling fiat money. Instead, they're doing away with neoliberalism and hoarding guns and ammo.

We close with a quote from PM Orban who met with Vladimir Putin on Thursday: "Europe's largest nations now believe that the flow of migrants is mostly positive. Our view is that it's bad."

And there's nothing like 200,000 bullets to combat "bad" things.

Top 100 Obama Lies – 2016 State of the Union Bald Faced Lies

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Frosty Wooldridge – NewsWithViews.com
Fri, Jan 15, 2016
Subject; Obama's State of the Union Lies
www.MorningLiberty.com

My dad told me, “Son, if you tell a lie, you must keep telling more lies to cover up your original lie. Soon, you can’t remember a lie from the truth. When that happens, you stumble into your own lies until you lose respect from friends and colleagues. Once that happens, you never regain their respect.”…….

My dad continued, “But if you tell the truth, it will run straight forever. You will never have to lie to cover it. The truth runs straight through until the end of your life. You will be a respected man.”

For the record, Barack Hussein Obama told many fabrications on his way to the White House. He sealed all his records so no one could discover his past. At some point, history will uncover his entire facade—starting with his fraudulent Social Security number stolen from a dead man by his grandmother who worked at a Social Security office. Once the truth comes out, historians will uncover Obama just like the final result of Lance Armstrong.

When Obama arrived at the White House, he lacked any qualifications as to economics, military experience, work record of any kind, foreign affairs, American upbringing other than drugs and freebies all the way through to Columbia and Harvard where he entered with poor grades but “affirmative action” credentials.

In his final “State of the Union”, Obama told some whoppers, but again, it comes naturally to him.

He said, “We’ve done all this while cutting our deficits by almost three-quarters.” In reality, because he lacked any understanding of economics and trade agreements, he couldn’t hire top aides to help him with correcting our debt and trade deficits. Thus, he grew our national debt from $13 trillion to $19 trillion. He failed Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae while millions lost their homes because of bogus mortgages and lack of finances. Obama rides a pure “fiction horse” into his final days at the White House.

Obama said, “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” Fact: Wages remain stagnant, household incomes continued with 45 million Americans living at or below the poverty level. Because of endless immigration, jobs go to immigrants at the lowest wages. Teens can’t buy jobs whether white, black or Hispanic.

Obama said, “That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we lose a job, or go back to school, or start a new business, we’ll still have coverage.” Reality check: cruel joke on the American people. Obamacare cancelled insurance coverage for millions of Americans who did not change jobs. It raised deductibles and premiums to a point no one can afford them.

Obama said, “Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis: recklessness on Wall Street did.” Correction dude: you didn’t do anything to change the food stamp crisis, but you did grow it. You arrived with 36 million Americans and illegal aliens subsisting on food stamps—but did nothing while their numbers grew to 48 million. All of them living on the backs of American taxpayers who still possess jobs. You didn’t create any jobs for the poor or minorities. In other words, you failed all Americans caught up in welfare and dependency so deep and so cyclical, that we’ve lost any respect for you.

Obama said, “Seven years ago, we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history. Here are the results.”

Reality check: think of the fraud of Solyndra and oil fracking that contaminates our ground water beyond comprehension. At the same time, you putted on the golf course too many times to count while another 21 million more immigrants landed on our shores via legal and illegal immigration. Those immigrants nullify any gains in energy conservation or water or resources or environment.

Obama said, “No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin.” Hogwash: Muslim enemies kill our country by a thousand cuts. Boston Marathon bombers, Moore, Oklahoma beheadings, NYC beheadings, Chattanooga, Tennessee massacre, Fort Hood Muslim killings, San Bernardino massacre and another 100 foiled by our CIA because you allowed more Muslim immigrants to breach our shores.

Not only that, all of Europe stands as a Muslim war zone because that’s what Muslims do: wage eternal war on the West or any other civilization they inhabit.

Obama said, “As someone who begins every day with an intelligence briefing, I know this is a dangerous time.” Yeah-right buddy: Obama fails to attend most of those briefings. Obama said that ISIS featured a JV approach to terror. Tell that to Charlie Hebdo, Paris, France and San Bernardino folks.

Worst of all, he admitted in his book, “When the political winds turn ugly, I will stand with the Muslims.” In other words, he stands against America and all Americans, especially our U.S. Constitution. Muslims cannot in any way support or defend our U.S. Constitution. The Koran forbids any allegiance to anything but Sharia Law.

Obama said, “We are training, arming, and supporting forces who are steadily reclaiming territory in Iraq and Syria.” Gees, where do you get the arrogance to mislead: you watched as our people suffered horrible deaths in Benghazi. You oversaw incredible gun running to ISIS fighters that will be discovered once you leave office and cannot squelch the facts. You traded five Gitmo terrorists for one U.S. traitor soldier named Bergdahl. Those five terrorists plot to kill Americans.

Obama bragged that he opened up Cuba. Okay, good move. But it remains communistic, poverty-stricken and a provocative country bent on violence and subjugation to its people.

Not mentioned in his State of the Union, he never secured our borders. Tens of thousands and into the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens continued flowing over our borders. He watched over 60,000 children ushered across our borders without taking any action to stop it. Their impact on America: horrific as to education, housing, slums, medical care and crime.

And the drugs flooding into our country over our open borders makes Obama the laughing stock of the international community. Congress remains complicit in the drug trade that makes many a Congressional critter since 1971—rich beyond measure.

ISIS Repercussion to US Wars of Aggression – US Helped Create ISIS

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Vincent Emanuele – RT.com
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
Subject; US Helped Create ISIS
www.MorningLiberty.com

‘I helped create ISIS’: Iraq War veteran says US policy caused 'blowback' in Middle East

Saying he had “helped create ISIS,” an Iraq War veteran and US Marine is speaking out about the atrocities and criminal activities he and his fellow soldiers engaged in during the Iraq War, claiming he knew it would lead to “blowback” in the Middle East.
Former Marine Vincent Emanuele’s acknowledgement of responsibility comes in an article that was posted on TeleSUR’s English website, in which he hoped to answer the often raised question of “Where did ISIS come from?”

“When I was stationed in Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2003-2005, I didn’t know what the repercussions of the war would be, but I knew there would be a reckoning,” he wrote at TeleSUR. “That retribution, otherwise known as blowback, is currently being experienced around the world (Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, France, Tunisia, California, and so on), with no end in sight.”

Speaking with RT, Emanuele said his enlightenment came on his second tour to Iraq and was the result of a simple question.

“I saw my fellow Marines kill innocent people, torture innocent civilians, destroying property, mutilating dead bodies, running over dead corpses, laughing and photographing people while doing so,” he said. “For me it was very simple. I sat there in Iraq and I asked myself ‘How would I behave?’ ‘What would I think if I was in the shoes of the Iraqi people?’”

In his article, Emanuele described how he and his platoon literally trashed Mesopotamia by throwing garbage out of their Humvee, and pelting children with Skittles, water bottles full of urine, rocks, and debris. He remembers stories told by soldiers of torture carried out on detainees in makeshift detention facilities.

“I vividly remember the marines telling me about punching, slapping, kicking, elbowing, kneeing and head-butting Iraqis. I remember the tales of sexual torture; forcing Iraqi men to perform sexual acts on each other while marines held knives against their testicles, sometimes sodomizing them with batons,” wrote Emanuele.

This would have been at the height of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in 2003, which came to public attention when Amnesty International published reports of human rights abuses by the US military and its coalition partners at detention centers and prisons in Iraq. One former prisoner of the US who survived was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is now the leader of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Emanuele said he began educating himself during his second tour by talking to family and friends and engaging in the work of anti-war activists and intellectuals like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and Amy Goodman, as well as learning about the activities of groups such as Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Vietnam Veterans against the War. This helped him contextualize his anecdotal experience.

“I knew what I was seeing was wrong, I knew it was immoral, I knew it was unjust, I knew it was illegal,” said Emanuele to RT, “and I knew that we would pay severe consequences in the form of the blowback as we are seeing with groups like ISIS. I knew those things were going to happen back then just from being a self-conscious person.”

He said he had to come to terms with what he had participated in, and that he viewed the war as part of a long history of US aggression that wasn’t just about Iraq and Afghanistan, or the wars in Vietnam or Korea. It goes back to the genocidal practices employed against Native Americans, African-American slaves, and people in South and Latin America.

Emanuele told RT he hoped his article would better inform people – especially in the US – about what the US was doing and is doing around the world. He also said the article had a cathartic purpose.

“A lot of what I write, a lot of what I think about, is done not only for political reasons, not only to hopefully educate and better inform people, but also to help myself. In a very selfish way to keep myself alive and motivated and interested,” said Emanuele.

“All too many victims of war and veterans, particularly these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the broader Middle East, in North Africa and the drone strikes – they are destroying people’s lives. I think the more veterans can come out, particularly veterans in the US and also veterans across the broader West, if they can come out and speak openly and honestly about their experiences overseas, I think the less likely we will be to engage in these wars of aggression.”