Welfare reform a big topic for this administration

President Trump said Monday he's adding another item to his jam-packed agenda: welfare reform.

“Some people are really taking advantage of our system,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting. “And we are going to be looking very, very strongly therefore at welfare reform.”

Trump indicated the effort would be directed toward people he believes are receiving public benefits but shouldn't be.

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Donald Trump Forced to Surrender Android Phone for Secure Device

Source: Variety

Donald Trump, set to be sworn in as President of the U.S. on Friday, has relinquished his beloved Android smartphone for a Secret Service-approved encrypted device, according to reports.

 

Now that the mogul-turned-president no longer has his civilian phone — which was a Samsung Galaxy, per a New York Times report — he may be unable to use Twitter as frequently as he has to date. However, Trump has claimed he will continue to tweet from his regular  handle as well as the White House’s official @POTUS account. (President Obama’s tweets will be archived at a new account, @POTUS44, maintained by the National Archives.)

 

Trump’s new secure phone has a new number that is known to only a few people, according to theTimes. The president-elect told an associate Thursday that he had given up his previous Android device, per the Associated Press.

President Donald Trump – Why the market shouldn’t be that afraid

To my friends out there: It will be alright.

Before we get to the article at hand many might ask why we cover political and health issues when our main focus in the stock markets and the financial arena. The short and simple answer is that all these fields are connected; we don’t have free market forces anymore. Everything is manipulated; from the food, you eat to data you are provided.

 

If you are aware of this you can plan accordingly. Identifying the problem is over 80% of the solution and this is why most people don’t know what to do because they don’t really understand the problem. Now you know why we are the only financial website that covers such a wide array of topics that on the surface appear to be unrelated but are in fact, deeply interwoven. Mass psychology is a very powerful tool and if employed correctly can help you spot the grotesque levels of manipulation the masses are subjected to. We strongly suggest that you view or read or view Plato’s allegory of the cave.

Source: Tactical Investor

Terrorists use political correctness to ‘spread their jihadi message’

Recently in an interview on Fox News Dr. James Mitchell, one of the men who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, recently said:

[It] was political correctness and their unwillingness to get this person out of their country who had no business being there because he didn’t have the right paperwork to prove who he was.

“Lone-wolf”-style attacks have been discussed for more than a decade between Dr. Mitchell and Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. The conversation start with the  2002 D.C. sniper attacks. Mitchell recently told Sandra Smith from his conversation that:

For him, what surprised him was how much paralysis it caused given how few deaths were involved, few from his perspective. And what he said to me was our civil liberties and our openness and our willingness to be responsive to other peoples’ cultures were weaknesses and flaws that his God, Allah, had put into the American culture so that we could be defeated.

He said that like-minded jihadi brothers would immigrate to Western democracies and to the United States, they would wrap themselves in our civil liberties for protection,” Mitchell said, “they would support themselves in our welfare systems while they spread their jihadi message, and then, when the time was right, they would rise up and attack.”

Mitchell wrapped up the interview by talking about the recent election of Donald Trump as president:

“I hope there’s gonna be change, because here’s the way political correctness works for a guy like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: It allows them to operate in our midst without being challenged.”

 


Quoting from a related article: “The Origins of Political Correctness” by Bill Lind about Political Correctness:

If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.

 

First of all, both are totalitarian ideologies. The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted “victims” groups that PC revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble. Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.

Russian hacking not a big deal until Trump was elected president

Quoating from the story ‘Obama shrugs off Russian hacking — until Donald Trump elected president‘ – washingtontimes.com:

Foreign governments have launched numerous cyberattacks on the U.S. government and sensitive industrial sites, but Republicans say President Obama has not responded in a forceful way to years of Russian hacking.

 

A more assertive response might have headed off the type of hacking Russia is accused of launching during the presidential election, they say.

Opinion

We know that the Federal Reserve has at least 50 known cyber-breaches between 2011 and 2015. I never saw one lead story. How many thousands of small cyber attacks on governmental infrastructure has gone unreported in the Mainstream Media? Yet how many times has that been the leading story? In the Politico Obama said the election was safe and not being hacked:

“I want everybody to pay attention here. That is dangerous,” Obama continued, as supporters in the crowd cried out. “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you’re doing the work of our adversaries for them. Because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters, that those who occupy the seats of power were chosen by the people.”

So Obama said that Trump was wrong in questioning the results of the election. The results would be legitimate. Now that outcome is no longer in Obama’s favor his narrative has changed. This is foolish at best and insulting to the American public at worst. You can’t have you cake and eat it Mr. President.

Bernie Sanders is the “Shadow President”

From this article on 2paragraphs.com:

As Donald Trump travels the country on his “Thank You” tour, appearing at large rallies, Sanders is on what seems like a shadow tour. It’s interesting to consider that Sanders, proven a big draw like Trump, could occupy a sort of “Shadow President” role after a divided election that saw the Democratic candidate win the popular vote over the President-elect.

From what I can tell Bernie is turning into a more couth version of Cindy Sheehan. He’s going follow Trump where ever he goes to get his message out.

Bernies plan is to follow Trump’s initiatives and talk about he would do it better. This is genius. It keeps his face and message out among the people in a positive manner. If his health holds out (he is 75 years old now) he may have solid shot at a serious at then next presidency. Otherwise he could use this time to preen his successor for the next presidential.

You have to admit, Bernie is a 100x more likeable and trusted the the Clinton dynasty.  I might even think about buying his just to hear his side of the story.

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Lauer VS Trump – What up with all the tweets?

The following comments are based on the article, “NBC’s Matt Lauer confronts Trump over his tweeting: Are you having a ‘difficult time breaking’ this habit?” from Business Insider.

This morning on NBC’s “Today” show Matt Lauer talked to Donald Trump about his tweet addiction. Matt asked “I have not see you backing off fights on Twitter,” referring to Trump’s attacks on Boeing for cost overruns, the cast of Hamilton, The New York Times, “Saturday Night Live,” and the media in general. Trump replied “No, I think I am very restrained, and I talk about important things.”

Trump went on to defend his tweets and Facebook posts as the fastest and most efficient way to get a message out. Especially when compared to the time to generate and publish a press release.

The article then takes a direct jab a Trump by quoting a New York Times’ article that didn’t have anything to do with Lauer interview:

President Barack Obama used the Times report to mock Trump in the final days of the campaign, arguing then that if he couldn’t be trusted to be on Twitter, he shouldn’t be trusted to have the country’s nuclear codes.

 

“In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self control, they just said they’re going to take away your Twitter. If somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle the nuclear codes,” Obama said at the time.

Opinion

Except for quoting an Obama hit piece the article is fair. Trump is not using Twitter and Facebook to do reactionary tweets (for the most part.) Trump has been known to shoot from the hip with mix results on Twitter.  But most of his messages are planned to point attention to an issue he’s usually going to do a press conference on the following day. Generally his tweets are meant to stir the post.

Having said that, the Saturday Night Live tweet was pure emotion and not real substance. The only thing it achieved was getting people talking about Trump and get more rating for Saturday Night Live.

Update 1:

A thread on the artcle has been started at FreeRepublic.com: