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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

 

 

GMOs Genetic Suicide – CRISPR Food Chain Dead End

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

J D Heyes
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Subject; GMO CRISPR Food Chain Suicide
www.MorningLiberty.com

(NaturalNews) If you think our genetic food chain has been royally screwed up by big bio-ag's like Monsanto and Syngenta, and massively over-processed by Big Food, things are just about to get a whole lot worse, and what's more, our own government is doing it to us – yet again.

As reported by Business Insider, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a letter to the public last week confirming that the agency does not plan to regulate a mushroom that has been genetically modified so that it won't turn brown.

The letter was in response to an inquiry from mushroom developer Dr. Yinong Yang, of the College of Agricultural Services at Penn State University, about whether a division of the USDA would be seeking to regulate the mushroom.

This decision, wherever it ultimately came from, is in contrast to the USDA's previous approach with GMOs, which are regulated by the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). That division supposedly monitors new genetically modified foods that "may pose a risk to plant health," according to the agency's website.

Genetic suicide of the food chain?

The mushroom is not the first crop to be modified using the controversial gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9, but it is the first plant that the USDA says is not subject to regulation. "That means everything we know about genetically modified food may be about to change," Business Insider noted.

As reported by the website Ensia in January, CRISPR is expected to bring about big changes within the food chain, and as you might imagine, the potential for lasting genetic damage of foods is high. What used to take researchers weeks, months and years of genetic tinkering to accomplish, CRISPR can do in a fraction of the time.

"It really opens up the genome of virtually every organism that's been sequenced to be edited and engineered," said Jill Wildonger of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"In the past, it was a student's entire Ph.D. thesis to change one gene," Bruce Conklin, a geneticist at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, told The New York Times. "CRISPR just knocked that out of the park."

What makes the technique highly controversial is the potential for misuse – and the history of Mankind is fraught with examples of misuse of technology. As we reported just last month:

"Formally known as Crispr-Cas9, the genetic editing tool works like two low-cost but highly precise molecular scissors, cutting out undesirable or unwanted portions of DNA, replacing it with desired ones. The system has essentially revolutionized what used to be a very time-consuming and expensive process that was also not very accurate. Now, scientists and countries are falling all over themselves to exploit and advance the technology, and for a range of uses and purposes – some of which are not likely to be ethical or smart."

Where will it end – or WILL it end?

As for the USDA's decision not to subject this new GMO mushroom to its own rules, the department ostensibly made its decision because the CRISPR-edited mushroom does not contain any "introduced genetic material" or foreign DNA, so it is not considered a threat to other plants. As for its short- or long-term affects on humans, we simply don't know yet and, as NaturalNews editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger notes, that's the problem – that, and the fact that no one knows where this neglect will lead.

"With this decision, the USDA will go down in history for making one of the most foolish decisions ever to be recorded under the Law of Unintended Consequences," Adams, author of the upcoming book Food Forensics, said.

"The USDA is now using planet Earth as its own corporate-run science experiment, and the potential for uncontrollable, catastrophic results is so high that eventual genetic disaster is a near-certainty," he added.

Top 48 Pill Pushers Bribing Congress – PhRMA Lobby to Raise Prices

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Julie Wilson
Thur, Mar 31, 2016
Subject; PhRMA Bribery to Congress for Big Pharma
www.MorningLiberty.com

(NaturalNews) The long, drawn-out political circus that accompanies a presidential election can be exhausting to say the least, especially when, as usual, the candidates are far from representing the public's needs and wants.

But thanks to social media and alternative news outlets, some genuinely important matters have made their way to the surface and served as talking points among this year's 2016 presidential candidates, i.e. unwarranted and unethical price hikes on pharmaceutical drugs.

Nearly all of the candidates have commented on Big Pharma's ugly practice of hiking up the price on important life-saving drugs, but regardless of whether or not those statements are rhetorical in nature is a moot point, because now, the issue is front and center.

Big Pharma throws its weight around in Washington

As a result, Big Pharma has launched a public relations campaign aimed at lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

A new report by The Hill details a plan by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, to use top level scientists and researchers to sway lawmakers away from policy changes that could ultimately hinder the industry's lucrative business model.

Representing 48 pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA is one of the largest and most influential lobbying organizations in Washington, according to SourceWatch. It has a history of concealing its lobbying and PR activities by paying other organizations to act as a front group, including the United Seniors Association and the Consumer Alliance.

PhRMA serves on the corporate board of the right-winged American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a powerful bill mill in which "corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line."

ALEC was behind 2011 Wisconsin Act 2, which according to SourceWatch's reporting sought to limit "the ability to hold corporations accountable for causing injury or death" and to "make it easier for corporations like drugmakers to escape liability for manufacturing dangerous products or products with insufficient warnings about hazards."

"Focused on defense"

Over the last eight months, PhRMA has gone on the defense with a campaign led by the group's president and CEO Steve Ubli, "who has been working to spot clean" Big Pharma's public image.

Part of its strategy includes distancing itself from drug companies under fire for massive price hikes, including Martin Shkreli's former company Turing Pharmaceuticals, as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Gilead, the latter of which began selling a hepatitis C drug at $1,000 per pill.

PhRMA is also working to "push out the federal policy changes" it believes can "limit price increases," The Hill reports.

"When I talk about going on offense, yes I want to educate about the myopic debate, the misinformation about the way the market is working, but I'm referring to a sort of proactive agenda," said Ubli.

Making the rules

Earlier this month the group released a 10-page "policy platform" of desired federal policy changes, which included a pitch for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to weaken its criteria for clinical trials.

The 21st Century Cures Act, already passed by the House, may give PhRMA exactly what it wants.

Also called H.R.6, the bill could weaken the approval process for prescription drugs and medical devices, allowing the latter to gain approval based simply on an article from a "peer-reviewed" medical journal, according to reports.

Safety testing by manufacturers is largely omitted under the 21st Century Cures Act. Drug and device makers could receive FDA approval for products based solely on the anecdotal experiences of individuals.

This is arguably why PhRMA wants "offices on Capitol Hill" to "get face time with the patients who have benefited from some of the newest, and most costly, drugs." Their new multi-million-dollar campaign "From Hopes to Cures" hit the airwaves beginning in 2016 and is aimed directly at lawmakers in Washington.

Top 5 Monsanto Crimes – Monsanto Evil History by Hateful People

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Mike Adams
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Subject; Monsanto Global Terrorism
www.MorningLiberty.com

The complete history of Monsanto; the world's most EVIL Corporation

(NaturalNews) How much do you really know about Monsanto beyond the fact that the corporation is extremely evil? Most people's knowledge of Monsanto barely scratches the surface. Monsanto is far more than just a dangerous threat to humanity that profits from weedkiller chemicals linked to cancer; it's also the same entity that gave rise to Agent Orange, saccharin, aspartame, deadly PCBs and pesticides with dioxins.

The entire history of Monsanto has been one of creating deadly, toxic chemicals that devastate human populations and then lying about their toxicity (while profiting from their widespread use that poisons the planet). There is no single greater chemical threat to humanity that exists on this planet right now than the Monsanto corporation, and its chemical poisons are faithfully mirrored by the poisonous personalities and sleaze tactics of its attack dogs who troll the internet to discredit all scientists and activists that oppose Monsanto's "chemical domination" agenda. (Much of Wikipedia is now run by biotech trolls, by the way, who specialize in internet disinfo terrorism tactics like the hit piece recently waged against GM Watch.)

A website called The Last American Vagabond has published a comprehensive history of Monsanto, and it's so good that I'm reprinting some of it here (while encouraging you to see the full article there).

Here's the beginning of it:

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as "most evil corporation on Earth!" Not content to simply rest upon its throne of destruction, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

As true champions of evil, they won't stop until…well, until they're stopped! But what is Monsanto and how did they get to be so obscenely evil in the first place? I think that's the best place to start this journey, so grab a few non-GMO snacks or beverages and let's go for a ride into the deep, murky sewers of their dark past.

1901: The company is founded by John Francis Queeny, a member of the Knights of Malta, a thirty year pharmaceutical veteran married to Olga Mendez Monsanto, for which Monsanto Chemical Works is named. The company's first product is chemical saccharin, sold to Coca-Cola as an artificial sweetener.

Even then, the government knew saccharin was poisonous and sued to stop its manufacture but lost in court, thus opening the Monsanto Pandora's Box to begin poisoning the world through the soft drink.

1920s: Monsanto expands into industrial chemicals and drugs, becoming the world's largest maker of aspirin, acetylsalicyclic acid, (toxic of course). This is also the time when things began to go horribly wrong for the planet in a hurry with the introduction of their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Even though PCBs were eventually banned after fifty years for causing such devastation, it is still present in just about all animal and human blood and tissue cells across the globe. Documents introduced in court later showed Monsanto was fully aware of the deadly effects, but criminally hid them from the public to keep the PCB gravy-train going full speed!

1930s: Created its first hybrid seed corn and expands into detergents, soaps, industrial cleaning products, synthetic rubbers and plastics. Oh yes, all toxic of course!

1940s: They begin research on uranium to be used for the Manhattan Project's first atomic bomb, which would later be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands of Japanese, Korean and US Military servicemen and poisoning millions more.

The company continues its unabated killing spree by creating pesticides for agriculture containing deadly dioxin, which poisons the food and water supplies. It was later discovered Monsanto failed to disclose that dioxin was used in a wide range of their products because doing so would force them to acknowledge that it had created an environmental Hell on Earth.

1950s: Closely aligned with The Walt Disney Company, Monsanto creates several attractions at Disney's Tomorrowland, espousing the glories of chemicals and plastics. Their "House of the Future" is constructed entirely of toxic plastic that is not biodegradable as they had asserted. What, Monsanto lied? I'm shocked!

1960s: Monsanto, along with chemical partner-in-crime DOW Chemical, produces dioxin-laced Agent Orange for use in the U.S.'s Vietnam invasion. The results? Over 3 million people contaminated, a half-million Vietnamese civilians dead, a half-million Vietnamese babies born with birth defects and thousands of U.S. military veterans suffering or dying from its effects to this day!

Monsanto is hauled into court again and internal memos show they knew the deadly effects of dioxin in Agent Orange when they sold it to the government. Outrageously though, Monsanto is allowed to present their own "research" that concluded dioxin was safe and posed no negative health concerns whatsoever. Satisfied, the bought and paid for courts side with Monsanto and throws the case out. Afterwards, it comes to light that Monsanto lied about the findings and their real research concluded that dioxin kills very effectively.

Monsanto partners with I.G. Farben, makers of Bayer aspirin and the Third Reich's go-to chemical manufacturer producing deadly Zyklon-B gas during World War II. Together, the companies use their collective expertise to introduce aspartame, another extremely deadly neurotoxin, into the food supply. When questions surface regarding the toxicity of saccharin, Monsanto exploits this opportunity to introduce yet another of its deadly poisons onto an unsuspecting public.

GMO Dark Side – Consumers Demand GMO Labels

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Julie Wilson – NaturalNews.com
Thur, Mar 17, 2016
Subject; The Dark GMO Act in Congress
www.MorningLiberty.com

Senate set to vote on DARK Act TODAY, bill would criminalize any and all claims that say non-GMO food is safer
Thursday, March 03, 2016 by: Julie Wilson staff writer
Tags: DARK Act, GMO labeling, United Sates Senate
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DARK Act
(NaturalNews) A piece of legislation that would prohibit states from enacting GMO-labeling laws, as well as make it difficult for companies wishing to voluntarily label GMOs, is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote today. The Senate vote has been dreaded by the Right to Know movement ever since it passed the House of Representatives 275–150 in mid-July.

Authored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), the bill has been labeled the "Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act" by healthy food advocates because it eliminates a person's right to know exactly what is in their food.

The newly "introduced legislation [is] intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws – and it's expected to come to a floor vote TOMORROW," said the Environmental Working Group in an action alert email sent on March 15, 2016.

The clock is ticking
"This is our LAST CHANCE to stand up for GMO labeling and keep Big Food and Monsanto's allies in Congress from robbing us of our right to know," warned EWG in the email. "Americans should have the same right as citizens of 64 other countries to know whether or not their food contains genetically engineered ingredients."

You can take action now by sending a message to the Senate and voicing your support for GMO-labeling here.

One of the worst components of the DARK Act is that it would reverse any GMO-labeling laws already passed by individual states. Therefore, Vermont's GMO-labeling law, scheduled to take effect July 1, would be nullified.

"The DARK Act is Big Government's desperate effort to stifle free speech about food, and if passed, it would usher in a new Dark Ages of totalitarian, government mandated censorship and oppression of food transparency," said Mike Adams of Natural News, author of the new book Food Forensics and lab science director of CWC Labs.

"This DARK Act effort is the opposite of science; it is the desperate hiding of facts from consumers so that people are denied factual information about what they are eating. Every U.S. Senator who votes for this bill will be publicly exposed and shamed as 'food traitors' to America's moms and dads who are merely trying to understand what they're feeding their own children."

DARK Act favors Big Food and the world's seed monopolies
The DARK Act was largely backed by Republicans when it passed the House last summer. Only 12 Republicans voted against it, acknowledging its "infringement of states' rights and local control," reported EcoWatch.

"If the United States Senate votes to censor and cover up this information in order to protect the financial interests of Monsanto, then that Senate will forfeit every last ounce of credibility it might have possessed. If the DARK Act passes, the U.S. Senate effectively declares a FOOD WAR on the American people," Adams added.

The DARK Act, an outright attack on America's health, is so sinister that its passing is almost unimaginable, particularly when you consider the fact that society is more interested in clean, healthy and organic food than ever before.

More than 40 percent of consumers are either avoiding or reducing GMOs in their diet, a group primarily led by millennials and parents of children under eight-years-old, according to a report[PDF] produced by Whole Foods.

The report also found that more than half of people living in China, Russia, Germany and Brazil are concerned about GMOs.

Not only are organic labels on the rise, but so are GMO-free stamps. "Organic claims were more prevalent on new product in 2011 and 2012, but in 2013 GMO-Free claims made up a larger percentage of all food launches."

GMO-free labels increased from 19 percent to 45 percent over a one-year period between 2012 and 2013. It's difficult to say what might happen to one of the world's fastest growing markets if the DARK Act were to pass.

Top 5 Marco Rubio BedFellows – If NWO Can’t Have Jeb They’ll Support Rubio

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Kelleigh Nelson – NewsWithViews.com
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Subject; Marco Rubio #2 NWO Gang Choice
www.MorningLiberty.com

** Marco Rubio, The Aspen Institute, and The CFR
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Cap and Trade – As Florida speaker, Marco Rubio aggressively pushed for Florida to adapt to the inevitable federal "cap and trade program." Cap and trade is an
environmental system that hardcore liberals including former Vice President Al Gore support. A federal cap and trade program would be centered around a carbon
tax…….

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. —Samuel Adams

The Aspen Institute is sort of an American Bilderberger Group. In addition to the globalist Aspen and Brookings Institutes, there are a staggering number of private groups that shape and command American policy, including the CFR, and Trilateral Commission, etc. Nearly every elected official is influenced by them, and this includes Marco Rubio. The Aspen Institute is largely funded by one world government foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, none of whom have freedom and liberty as their top priorities.

Surely most folks remember that UN Agenda 21 author and promoter, Maurice Strong, was the Director of the Aspen Institute for some years. If you like Smart Growth and the elimination of property rights, you'll love Agenda 21 and the Aspen Institute.

Aspen Institute named Marco Rubio as one of the top young elected officials to its third class of Aspen-Rodel fellows. The Institute's Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program brings together bipartisan groups of public officials judged to be the rising stars of American politics. Isn't that just lovely?

Aspen Institute President, Walter Isaacson, said the Rodel Fellows "represent the best hope for America's future—upcoming leaders committed to working together for the common good." The "common good" is code for the globalist socialist agenda of destroying free market growth and leveling all the playing fields.

Scroll down in the article to see the list of names including Marco Rubio, along with the photo of Rubio as Aspen Inst. Rodel fellow. [Link]

Walter Isaacson is the former head and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine. Aspen participates in the Ethical Globalization Initiative (EGI), headed by former UN official Mary Robinson, who calls the International Criminal Court, which could prosecute and imprison US citizens, "a great legal enterprise." Isaacson serves on the EGI board, along with global tax supporter, Jeffrey Sachs, an advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. George Soros is extremely involved in the Aspen Institute. [Link] Sure doesn't make me feel warm and cozy. And there you have Marco Rubio…

Marco Rubio and the CFR

The Washington Post reported on Marco Rubio's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in May of 2015. He was invited to speak on foreign policy with member Charlie Rose, and was introduced by the president of the CFR, Richard Haass. Link

The American Conservative believes Rubio's speech was pretty lame, but you can decide for yourself. He stated that America's role in the world is as a security guarantor. Rubio also claimed as president, he would "use the American power to oppose any violations of international waters, airspace, cyberspace, or outer space. This includes the economic disruption caused when one country invades another, as well as the chaos caused by disruptions in chokepoints such as the South China Sea or the Strait of Hormuz."

Personally, I do not believe we have any business being the world's policeman, and neither do I believe the president has the right to use any military power without Congress's approval.

The New American article on Rubio's CFR speech, stated, "Were the 2016 election to be a contest between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, the future of U.S. foreign policy would be clear. It would mean a continuation of the same policies that have dominated our nation since the onset of World War II — interventionism, more war, and more casualties."

Rubio's Liberal Voting Record

Is it any wonder Rubio has been named an Aspen-Rodel fellow, or invited to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations? Take a look at his voting record and you'll see why these organizations love Senator Rubio.

Amnesty and Refugees – The Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight amnesty bill likely would not have passed the Senate had Rubio not been such a prolific supporter. [Link], [Link] He's now waffling on the fact that he is a great supporter of illegal aliens gaining citizenship.

Senator Rand Paul wanted to restrict the amount of Muslims entering our country, and his amendment would have suspended visas to 30 Muslim countries with Jihadist populations. Rubio, on the other hand stated that he would "hate" to block funding for Obama's refugees. (Yes they're Obama's, they're certainly not main stream American's ideas of good immigrants.) Rubio even stated he felt limiting Muslim migration might be unconstitutional. Excuse me lawyer Rubio, but you obviously haven't read any of our immigration laws lately. Needless to say, Rubio joined the rest of the Ryan moderate (euphemism for socialist) Republicans in voting down Rand Paul's amendment.

Rubio has been one of the most ardent champions for increasing Muslim migration. The U.S. has admitted roughly 1.5 million migrants from Muslim countries since 9/11 on a permanent lifetime basis. Yet Rubio has sought to grow that number vastly. In 2015, Rubio introduced an immigration bill which would have allowed for an unlimited increase in Muslim migration. [Link]

One wonders if Rubio's love of amnesty is payback. His grandfather was ordered deported by a judge after flying in from Cuba without a visa. [Link]

Trade Agreements – Remember Ted Cruz voting for Fast Track for the TPP trade agreement? Well guess who cast the deciding 60th vote to give Obama Fast Track?

Yep, it was Marco Rubio!

The entire purpose of fast-track is for Congress to surrender its power to the Executive for six years. Legislative concessions include: control over the content of legislation, the power to fully consider that legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote. Legislation cannot even be amended.

By contrast, without fast-track, Congress retains all of its legislative powers, individual members retain all of their procedural tools, and every single line, jot, and tittle of trade text is publicly available before any congressional action is taken. [Link]

Tell me again how Republicans are the stop gap to Obama's destruction of America!

Food Stamp Reform – Marco Rubio is almost the only republican to take the democrat’s side on this bill. The bill would have saved taxpayers about 10 billion a year by blocking families with substantial assets from receiving food stamps.

When Rubio served as speaker in the Florida House, he stopped bills from coming to the floor that would have deported illegal immigrants in state prisons and that would have denied food stamps to illegal immigrants.

He even stopped a bipartisan proposal that would have allowed the deportation of about 5,000 illegal immigrants in Florida prisons, provided they had served half their sentence and agreed to be deported. Similar legislation saved $141 million and $13 million in prison costs in New York and Arizona.

Cap and Trade – As Florida speaker, Marco Rubio aggressively pushed for Florida to adapt to the inevitable federal "cap and trade program." Cap and trade is an environmental system that hardcore liberals including former Vice President Al Gore support. A federal cap and trade program would be centered around a carbon tax.

Worst Attendance Record – Rubio's attendance record for votes is one of the worst in Senate history. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He even missed the vote on Obama's Omnibus bill which he probably would have voted for anyway, although he stated the outcome was predetermined.

That outrageous $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Bill funds the most horrendous programs, which also locks in huge spending increases!

• funds entirely Obama's 2012 executive amnesty for “DREAMers”—or illegal immigrants who came to the country as minors and has granted around 700,000 illegal aliens with work permits, as well as the ability to receive tax credits and federal entitlement programs
• funds sanctuary cities (remember Kathryn Steinle)
• funds all refugee programs
• funds illegal alien resettlement
• quadruples H-2B foreign worker visas
• funds the release of criminal aliens
• funds tax credits for illegal aliens, and much more

Political Influence

While the Majority Whip of Florida House, Rubio used his official position to urge state regulators to grant a real estate license to his brother-in-law, a convicted cocaine trafficker who had been released from prison 20 months earlier, according to records obtained by The Washington Post. [Link]

Marco Rubio's brother-in-law was the 'front man' for a multi-million dollar cocaine-smuggling ring headed by a drug kingpin who ran the operation from an exotic animal sanctuary, it has been revealed.

Orlando Cicilia was arrested for his part in the illicit operation in 1987 during Miami's narcotics heyday when Republican presidential hopeful Rubio was just 16. Cicilia, 58, who is now working as a real estate agent, served just 12 years in prison despite being sentenced to 35 for his part in the scheme.

Scalia Climate Change Vote 96hr Countdown to Assassination

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Jon Rappoport
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Subject; 96 Hours to Justify Scalia Murder
www.MorningLiberty.com

Four days before he died, Supreme Court Justice Scalia voted to stall Obama's plan to force drastic climate-change rules on the American economy. The vote was 5-4. (see: The Hill, 2/13, "Greens faced with nightmare scenario at the Supreme Court")

With Scalia now gone, the vote would be 4-4.
With a new Obama Supreme Court appointee, if Obama could ram his choice through,
the vote would be 5-4 in the President's favor. Ditto, if the next President shares Obama's position. And the climate-change agenda would roll ahead. (see: The Washington Times, 2/16, "GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick")

We're not talking about small climate-change rules. We're talking about the Big
Ones. And note: such rules could very well dovetail with the Brave New World spelled out in the upcoming TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership).
It's a wedge formation, a squeeze play, a pincer movement featuring new EPA
climate-change regulations on one side, and new draconian possibilities embedded in the TPP.

If Scalia was murdered, the above agenda was sufficient reason, because the climate agenda has the force to transform life on the planet.
If Scalia's murder were a movie, he would have been told, as a warning: "You have no idea how big this thing is; you really don't understand the forces you're messing with."

Of course, most Americans don't believe a political murder along this line could
happen in real life. They can only accept it in a movie, where it makes perfect sense. That tells you something about the schizoid nature of the public mind. Adrenaline-driven in front of a screen; tranquilized and programmed to be passive and accepting of recognized authority, otherwise.

"Don't be silly. Scalia, murdered, and murdered for that reason? It couldn't happen. That's so…barbaric. We're civilized." That opinion and $6 will get you a rainbow smoothie.

Obama's climate-change plan uses the EPA to act out international agreements signed at the recent Paris summit. But in order to, yes, scam these agreements into force in the US, the EPA has to stretch and bend and distort already-existing US law. And it has done so.

However, a number of states have sued to stop the EPA, which wants to make all states cut CO2 emissions from electrical power production by 32% in the next 15 years. Aimed mainly at coal-burning plants, these regulations would create deep reductions in the overall US energy supply and output—a primary mission of the economy-wrecking Rockefeller Globalists.

The US Supreme Court, four days before Scalia's death, with his vote, declared a
narrow 5-4 halt to the Obama plan, pending a lower-court decision on the issue.
The 5-4 vote didn't knock out the plan, but it stalled it. And if Scalia had
stayed alive, his vote going forward on the Obama plan could have remained crucial.

The pending TPP, another Globalist trade treaty, contains a section that allows
endless changes and additions in the text as years pass. In other words, the passion for cutting energy production for the US, and the rest of the planet, can easily be expressed and ratified by the member nations.

The TPP also reveals a cynical attitude toward the "humanitarian goal of saving
the planet from CO2 death." Major corporations that burn coal and employ other
ways of releasing CO2 can relocate to far-off lands (e.g., Vietnam) and spew CO2
to their hearts' content, without messy environmental controls.
In other words, the true underlying Globalist scheme, vis-à-vis climate change has nothing to do with messianic rescue: it has to do with lowering energy production.

Drive economies further into despair. Move more jobs out of industrialized countries. Create further poverty and chaos.
And then bring new order in behind that—one planet, under the tight rein of one worldwide political and economic management system.
That's the true meaning of the climate-change agenda, notwithstanding solemn promises and heraldic pronouncements about replacing lost energy with new renewable technologies.

"I have an idea. Let's cut our electricity-use in our home by 30%, while we figure out how to replace it with some new source. That'll work. I'm sure of it." On top of all this, the entire manmade-warming hypothesis is riddled with fraud and guesswork dressed up to look like United Nations science. A hypothesis is supposed to be able to make useful and specific predictions. The warming hypothesis is a dud in this regard. It was never meant to be science—it was always a strategy designed to cut energy production on planet Earth, torpedo economies, heighten human suffering, and usher in an elite Globalist triumph.

This is what Justice Scalia was going up against.
If he was murdered, there was sufficient reason.
The FBI can do two kinds of investigations, depending on the orders of the Attorney General: heavy or lite.

Heavy means leaving no stone unturned. It means taking control of the Scalia's
body now and doing whatever can be done with it, in its embalmed state, to determine cause of death. It means raking wackaloon Judge Guevara over the coals, along with US marshals, to find out exactly how the verdict of "natural causes" was reached.

It means extensive interviews with everyone at Poindexter's ranch. Wall to wall forensic analysis of rooms and spaces at the ranch. And so forth and so on. Lite means a brush-off, meant to avoid any disruption in the present scenario. So far, from what I see, the FBI is doing Lite. Scalia's body should already be on an autopsy table.

There continues to be no uproar inside the Beltway about the absurd, insane, useless declaration of death by "natural causes."

And there is something else going on. It's the convenient mind-control program
that says, "Mustn't disturb the dead. Don't interrupt the expressions of sadness at his passing. Don't dishonor the man by raising questions about his possible murder. Give the family their privacy during this period of grief."
It's the passivity of the obedient mind. Whatever induced mood, fabrication, lie, omission can feed and expand that passivity…is deployed:
"We need to be more accepting. He was an old man in ill-heath. He passed away.
Natural causes. The great cycle of life. Be gentle. Nothing to see. Move along, slowly."

"Possible murder of a US Supreme Court Justice? Please, not at this time. It's
a discordant idea. Unharmonious. Let the man go gently into that good night."

Top 10 Hillary Clinton Felonies – Hillary Indictments Coming

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Andrew P Napolitano – Lew Rockwell
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Subject; Bill & Hillary Clinton Indictments Coming
www.MorningLiberty.com

Hillary Clinton’s nightmare is not the sudden resurgence of Bernie Sanders. It is the fidelity to the rule of law of the FBI.

The recent revelations of the receipt by Clinton of a Special Access Program email, as well as cut and pasted summaries of state secrets on her server and on her BlackBerry nearly guarantee that the FBI will recommend that the Department of Justice convene a grand jury and seek her indictment for espionage. Here is the backstory.

It seems that every week, more information comes to light about Clinton’s grave legal woes. Her worries are in two broad categories: One is her well-documented failure to safeguard state secrets and the other is her probable use of her position as secretary of state to advance financially her husband’s charitable foundation. The FBI is currently and aggressively investigating both. What I will describe below is in the state secrets category. It is apparently not new to the FBI, but it is new to the public.

Among the data that the FBI either found on the Clinton server or acquired from the State Department via its responses to Freedom of Information Act requests is a top-secret email that has been denominated Special Access Program. Top secret is the highest category of state secrets (the other categories are confidential and secret), and of the sub-parts of top secret, SAP is the most sensitive.

SAP is clothed in such secrecy that it cannot be received or opened accidentally. Clinton — who ensured all of her governmental emails came to her through her husband’s server, a nonsecure nongovernmental venue — could only have received or viewed it from that server after inputting certain codes. Those codes change at unscheduled times, such that she would need to inquire of them before inputting them.

The presence of the SAP-denominated email on her husband’s server, whether opened or not, shows a criminal indifference to her lawful obligation to maintain safely all state secrets entrusted to her care. Yet, Clinton has suggested that she is hopelessly digitally inept and may not have known what she was doing. This constitutes an attempted plausible deniability to the charge of failing to safeguard state secrets.

But in this sensitive area of the law, plausible deniability is not an available defense; no judge would permit the assertion of it in legal filings or in a courtroom, and no lawyer would permit a client to make the assertion.

This is so for two reasons. First, failure to safeguard state secrets is a crime for which the government need not prove intent. The failure can be done negligently. Thus, plausible deniability is actually an admission of negligence and, hence in this case, an admission of guilt, not a denial.

Second, Clinton signed an oath under penalty of perjury on Jan. 22, 2009, her first full day as secretary of state. In that oath, she acknowledged that she had received a full FBI briefing on the lawfully required care and keeping of state secrets. Her briefing and her oath specified that the obligation to safeguard state secrets is absolute — it cannot be avoided or evaded by forgetfulness or any other form of negligence, and that negligence can bring prosecution.

What type of data is typically protected by the SAP denomination? The most sensitive under the sun — such as the names of moles (spies working for more than one government) and their American handlers, the existence of black ops (illegal programs that the U.S. government carries out, of which it will deny knowledge if exposed), codes needed to access state secrets and ongoing intelligence gathering projects.

The crime here occurs when SAPs are exposed by residing in a nonsecure venue; it does not matter for prosecution purposes whether they fell into the wrong hands.

Clinton’s persistent mocking of the seriousness of all this is the moral equivalent of taunting alligators before crossing a stream. SAPs are so sensitive that most of the FBI agents who are investigating Clinton lack the security clearances needed to view the SAP found among her emails. Most FBI agents have never seen a SAP.

Shortly after the presence of the SAP-denominated email was made known, the State Department released another email Clinton failed to erase wherein she instructed her subordinates to take state secrets from a secure venue, to cut and paste and summarize them, and send them to her on her nonsecure venue. Such an endeavor, if carried out, is a felony — masking and then not safeguarding state secrets. Such a command to subordinates can only come from a criminal mind.

Equally as telling is a little-known 2013 speech that recently surfaced given by one of Clinton’s former subordinates. The aide revealed that Clinton and her staff regularly engaged in digital conversations about state secrets on their BlackBerries. This is not criminal if the BlackBerries were government-issued and secured. Clinton’s was neither. It was purchased at her instructions off the shelf by one of her staff.

Can anyone doubt that Clinton has failed to safeguard state secrets? If her name were Hillary Rodham instead of Hillary Rodham Clinton, she’d have been indicted months ago.

What remains of the rule of law in America? The FBI will soon tell us.

Time To Draft Women? – 1,000 Military Women Have Died or Been Injured in This Longest War

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Melanie Hunter – CSNNews
Sun, Feb 7, 2016
Subject; Is It Time to Register Women for the Draft?
www.MorningLiberty.com

Requiring women to register for the draft "is not an official administration position," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday.

Earnest spoke shortly after the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Staff for the Army told the Senate Armed Services Committee they think it is time to require women to register for the Selective Service.

"I believe that those military leaders were asked their personal opinion on that," Earnest said. "I didn't see the exchange firsthand, but that–there is no policy change to announce from here today."

Earnest said he was informed about the congressional exchange shortly before he walked into the briefing room. "I'm not aware of any rigorous policy process that's underway to consider changing that policy. But let me take a look at and see if there is additional information on this that I can provide to you. I can just tell you that right now, our policy on this has not changed. OK?"

Gen. Robert Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, told the Armed Services Committee, "[I]t’s my personal view that based on this lifting of restrictions for assignment to unit MOS, that every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft.”

As CNSNews.com previously reported, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in December that all U.S. military positions–including combat positions–will be open to women. When asked if that means women must register for Selective Service like men are required to do, Carter said, “It may.”

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) asked the panelists whether or not Congress should look at requiring Selective Service registrations for all Americans.

“I think one of the questions we have to address now is registration for the Selective Service. As some of you may know there was a Supreme Court decision back in 1981 when in fact the question was put in front of the Supreme Court whether women should be required to register for the Selective Service under current law,” said McCaskill.

“Justice Renquist wrote, ‘The existence of combat restrictions clearly indicates the basis for Congress’s decision to exempt women from registration. The purpose of registration was to prepare for a draft of combat troops. Since women are excluded from combat, Congress concluded they will not be needed in the event of a draft and therefore decided not to register them,’” she noted.

“So in other words, the rationale that Renquist used for saying there was no requirement of women to register for the Selective Service has now been eliminated. I guess I want to ask all of you your sense of this,” said McCaskill.

McCaskill said opening up the draft to women might encourage more women to consider a military career.

“Part of me believes that asking women to register as we ask men to register would maybe possibly open up more recruits as women begin to think about well the military is an option for me,” she said. “Give me your sense as to whether or not Congress should to look at requiring Selective Service registrations for all Americans.”

Neller expressed support for requiring women to register for the Selective Service, saying “every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft.”

“Senator, I think you very correctly pointed out this needs to be looked at as part of a national debate given the changed circumstances. The one thing you did say that’s not Selective Service related, but that we do believe that this will open up recruiting that more women will be interested in the Marines, because these last restrictions have been removed,” Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus Jr., testified.

Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy said that there should be a national debate on the issue, noting that 1,000 women have been killed or injured in combat in the last war. When pressed to give his opinion on including women in a military draft, Murphy said, “Yes.”

“Yes, it should be a national debate, and I encourage the legislative body to look at that. I would say that unlike the decision in 1981 where we’re now in the longest war in American history – the very last one was 15 years – that we’ve had over 1,000 women killed or injured in combat. Now with this implementation, if you can meet the standard, you’re on the team not matter what MOS it is. So I highly encourage that national debate, ma’am,” Murphy said.

When pressed to give his opinion on including women in a military draft, Murphy said, “Yes.”

“Senator, I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

“I do too. I think it’s the right thing going forward,” McCaskill said.