Mexico, NAFTA and Immigration

I grew up in San Diego and surfed until I retired and moved to Arizona about nine years ago, as a surfer, I traveled deep into Mexico on quests for the perfect wave. Along the way, I met many Mexican people and established friendly relationships and surfed their warm waters and in general appreciated the Mexican people. I also witnessed their poverty and lack of services. I took no comfort in their suffering from lack of clean water, health issues and lack of infrastructure including roads, sewage treatment, electrical power grids just to name a couple of the more obvious ones.

While I was young, my mother volunteered at an Orphanage in Tijuana and discovered that one of the small children in the orphanage had been born in the United States. The child had a father that worked as a street vendor in Tijuana and she located him and got his permission to bring the child back to the United States. He became my little brother.

His father did not want to give him up for adoption, so my parents had him placed in a foster care program so that he could have medical coverage—he became my foster brother. At age ten, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and had to undergo multiple surgery’s and suffered great pain. At the end of his treatments, he was bitter towards my mother because he had associated her with his suffering. My mother convinced his father to allow him to be adopted. He was adopted by an American family where he was very happy—he became a high school football star and we would read about him in the newspaper. He still lives in California.

I could go on with other stories of my personal relationships just as compelling and true as the ones above. The bottom line is, I have always loved the Mexican people and have actively participated in some of their lives.

I am a person that believes in helping your neighbor and I was very much in support of NAFTA when it was first discussed. I was not concerned about a trade deficit at the time; I knew the Mexican people needed a hand up to escape their poverty. However, Mexico has now reached a point where they can be self-sustaining and our trade with Mexico has reached the point where it is transferring so much trade that it has created massive unemployment in our industrial cities, meanwhile the United States has been transitioning from an industrial based to a technology based economy. Those with high level technical skills are living better than at any time in history while middle America turns to rust. The technology centers have absolutely no empathy for those living in mid-America.

Bottom line; We must renegotiate NAFTA or eliminate it—it has outgrown its’ usefulness for America and Mexico needs to be reigned-in and trade needs to be more balanced. At the same time, we must stop illegal immigration. Importing masses of uneducated people is bankrupting our country. Mexico should have been using their newfound wealth building schools and uplifting their people and not just shipping them off to the United states. I do not hate the Mexican people, but it is like having a child reach adulthood and asking them to go out into the world on their own. It is time for Mexico to take care of its own people.

Donald Trump is a rough-edged man, but he is a man that has compassion for all Americans, including the poor. He is also a brilliant man that understands all of America and the complexities of the relationships between people and between States. The country needs to come together and stop the bickering—because if we do not our country will fall just as all the great civilizations have before it.

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Leading Us Through the Wilderness

Leading Us Through the Wilderness

This morning my wife and I were discussing her morning Bible study about the original Passover and Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. During our discussion, it occurred to me that the situation we find ourselves in here in America is a lot like the one Moses and the Israelites found themselves in under the Egyptians. The Egyptians, in a simplistic way, equate to the power centers in America today. We have the financial power focused on the East coast and the technical empires on the West Coast and middle America lies almost forgotten between the two coasts.

Like the Israelites, Americans have found hope and promise in a new leader. The current power structure is not happy with this leader because he threatens their world of amoral hedonistic unimpeded sovereignty. The common American has been asked to “make more bricks with less straw,”—that is, the shrinking middle class has been ask to live on less and less income, while the lower classes have disappeared into deeper poverty, drugs and violence.

Out of this malaise a leader has emerged and like Moses he comes from those in power and again like Moses he is not without sin nor is he perfect. However, I believe he has been chosen to lead us back to our core values as a nation. The journey to the hypothetical “Promise Land” will not be easy. I am sure there will be cries like. “at least as slaves we could eat,” and I am sure there will be back sliding and revolt along the way, but we are on a clear path to make American great again and even more importantly, we are on a course to put the United States back under the grace of God.

The man chosen to lead us on this Journey is Donald J. Trump—he needs all our prayers and support.

Consequences of Not Following Due Process

FBI Director James Comey destroyed his personal and professional credibility believing he was saving his country from scandal and possible collapse. What he actually did was circumvent the processes that have been put in place by rule of law and has left our country in the worst shape it has been in since the Civil War. He should have followed the law and let this case be processed through the courts and afterwards our legislators and adjudicators could have modified our processes to provide long range solutions to problems like these in the future. Instead the DOJ and FBI have created a distrust of our processes that may never be erased.

An Email From Inside the FBI

Today I received the following email and given what I have read and learn from other sources it appears to be credible. It is long and detained, but it is so important that it is worth the time:

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The Hillary Clinton e-mail server was merely a distraction from the Clinton Foundation and most of Washington, D.C. is in up to their necks in what could be the biggest scandal of all times. This inside info comes from someone claiming to be a high level FBI analyst whose job was to look at the records, with his notes added. The smoking gun is about to arrive and there are “a lot of people involved”. To save everyone time, what follows here are the choice bits. Looks like Trump and Putin hold some of the cards. This could be the most interesting election ever.

 

“There is intense pressure within the FBI for us not to indict Hillary. I am posting from a position of near anonymity and enough plausible deniability to evade prosecution, as we have all been given gag orders. There is enough for Hillary and the entire government to be brought down. People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is. Whether she will be indicted or not depends on how much info about others involved gets out, and there are a lot of people involved. The real point of interest is the Clinton Foundation, not the e-mail server. We received the server from Benghazi, then from the server we found data on the Clinton Foundation. Then we realized the situation is much worse than previously thought.

 

Super Classified Materials on the Clinton Email Server: Hillary had Special Access Programs on her server, which if made public, would literally cause an uprising and possibly foreign declarations of war. A Special Access Program is an intelligence program classified above top-secret. These programs are supposed to be held on closed servers at secret locations. The only way to get one is if you are specifically read on to a program, have a need to know, then you must physically go to a location and pass through several layers of security to even look at the program. A good example in non-classified terms would be the locations and operations of our intelligence operatives around the globe, or our missile silo locations.

 

A Bigger Problem than Hillary:

 

The problem is with the Clinton Foundation as I mentioned, which you should just imagine as a massive spider web of connections and money laundering, implicating hundreds of high-level people. Though I do not have a high opinion of Hillary, she is just a piece -albeit a big piece – of this massive storm. Legal is asking preliminary questions about whether or not she has been coached (she has) and setting up the general line of questioning. I am a high level analyst though, so my job is only to look at her records.

 

The Department of Justice is most likely looking to save itself. Find everyone involved in the Clinton Foundation, from its donors to its Board of Directors, and imagine they are all implicated. Obama’s entire Federal Government is involved. My opinion is the entire government is guilty of treason, which is why Hillary’s death would not cease the investigation or prevent further scandals. Many, many people are involved.There already is evidence enough to indict. FBI Director Comey has been trying to stall because he does not want to face the Clinton Machine, as well as the rest of Washington D.C. But this case would explode into a million other cases if fully brought to light, and then we would be one agency competing against the entire government and a hoard of other interests. It is a very tense and uncomfortable position. What Attorney General Loretta Lynch is saying is she will accept whatever they do and make her determination as she will. Nothing about her responsibilities has changed, she is simply trying to keep her hide intact.

 

Foreign Powers Have Some of the Documents; Russia Will Probably Leak All Info they Have. Foreign powers are in possession of some of the documents we have analyzed, because they were hacked from the Clinton server. The leaks will have to be made in a non-transparent fashion. If we recommend, we literally hand over documentation implying the entire government is involved in treason at the highest levels and everyone is about to duck and cover, as well as some sensitive details of Special Access Programs which would obliterate national security. I am not sure, but some of my war strategy buddies are estimating a high probability that Russia will leak all of the info they have to the world, since Clinton wants to go to war with them and they have no desire to be in conflict with the U.S. If we do not recommend, it will look like a cover-up and Trump will use the perception to bolster his message. I did work in PsyOps once, and Trump’s use of confirmation bias is legendary.

 

If Trump Wins, Hillary Goes to Jail. Everything is Corrupt. The entire government is corrupt. No one is clean.

 

We have our hands tied. My message to you and everyone on this board is do not get distracted by Clinton’s e-mails. Focus on the Foundation. All of the nightmarish truth is there. The e-mails will pale in comparison….

 

A Multitude of Scandals. Saudi Arabia visits and donates to the Clinton Foundation. Russian Uranium fiasco. Hillary and the Israel lobby, the Council on Foreign Relations. AIPAC. The list is endless. Three Choices – Could Crash Everything. I will put it to you this way: You have three choices, A) turn over all of the information to the Department of Justice, make public a recommendation, the truth comes out, the entire world realizes how much the U.S. is meddling in foreign affairs and we go to war, the civilian population realizes how much foreign money influences our government, and a civil war begins. B) cherry-pick the data to implicate the people already in the eye of public opinion, so the chips fall on the heads of a select few and the whole system does not  crash. C) do nothing and watch the unstable political climate to gauge how you will respond. I am confident if Trump wins Hillary will be going to jail and that is what THEY won’t allow to happen at any cost.

 

The Problem is the Entire Government.

 

FBI Director Comey will likely resign in any case. FBI is being very quiet for a reason; most of us want to keep our jobs. Snowden has nothing to do with any of this. Obama and Hillary do hate each other. Hillary hates black people and Obama dislikes recklessness. The problem is with the entire government. Hillary is just one component of that government.

 

Hillary Sold Safe Access Programs to Overseas “Donors”. All I can tell you about the Safe Access Programs is Hillary had them, and she did not have proper authority to have any of them. They were leaked to her by someone, and she did sell them to overseas donors. Possessing them alone makes her guilty of treason. Obama is loosely tied to the Clinton Foundation, but much more tied in with the same people who donate to the Clinton Foundation. Russian borders, Ukraine, everywhere NATO is, the South China Sea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Africa. George Soros is at the heart of all of this. If it comes down to it, I would fight. But most of us at the FBI are of the opinion that Hillary will not be president, and having Trump in office makes our job that much easier. But right now we have to carefully wade through the mud. As I stated before, Bill Clinton likely wanted Loretta Lynch to focus on the e-mail server and shy away from prosecuting the foundation.

 

MOST OF THIS IS BEYOND THE AVERAGE AMERICANS COMPREHENSION AND THEY ARE COUNTING ON THAT.

 

Needless to say if anyone has any doubts about the validity of the above info it stands to reason that the originator has to conceal his identity. Anyone present at the FBI hearings was sworn to secrecy and leaking any info would at least cost him his job and most likely add some jail time to boot. Worst case scenario, someone probably would put a contract out on him. Most of us know, at least the ones who have paid any attention to politics know that in the past, many who have crossed the Clintons, met an explainable early demise…Ron Brown and Vince Foster were no exceptions.

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Politics and Faith 10-25-2016

Politics and Faith 10-25-2016

This morning while perusing comments of people posting on Facebook this post jumped out at me:

“When a person supports Hillary it has to raise questions of their allegiance, intelligence, dependence, character and most of all their FAITH.”

— Khrizzy Mayormanwell 2016

It is particularly apropos to me right now because I have been struggling with how Christians can support abortion of any kind. Let alone the practice of partial birth abortion. Many scriptures have flashed through my mind about judging others and how it is wrong. I also have been studying the history of man and his relationships with God from a Christian prospective  and it has become clear that whenever man is left to his own devices, he sinks to the lowest levels of morality. At the low points hedonism, hate, murder and general debauchery reign.

Other indications of this fall from grace are the treatment of women and children, idolatry, child sacrifice, male and female prostitution and more. A common factor is all of this is corrupt leadership. I read and see every day more facts about the corruption of Hillary and Bill Clinton. I have also read about Hillary’s plans to attach Catholics and Evangelical Christians. How she supports third trimester abortions. I honestly do not understand how a Christian can vote for Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s Failure as President

Many progressives believe Obama has saved our country from financial ruin when nothing could be further from the truth. The average wage paid in America has declined during his administration and now to combat the statistic and not underlying problem he is demanding a higher federal minimum wage when small businesses are struggling to make a profit. Obama’s personal wealth has increased dramatically during this same period of time. Obama has never run a business or served in the military. His motives have nothing to do with truly helping people, his minimum and other wage initiatives are manipulations of the underlying statistics for political gain and will ultimately makes things worse for the people he is claiming to help.  If his initiatives are implemented it will mean less jobs and the impact on the economy will cause inflation that will quickly eat up any gain in income–it is a  well thought out plan designed to once again dupe the American people.

Some say he saved the banks. Yes the banks are bigger than ever, but at what cost: “too big to fail” has become a ticking time bomb for the American financial institutions. This time the collapse will be much bigger, but Obama and his corporate cronies will be wealthier than ever. Just look at the poor Clintons who are now estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Large portions of their wealth has come from countries not considered interested in America’s well being. Obama is a good learner and is already taking advantage of campaign financing laws to line his own pockets. His greatest skill is getting people to fight each other and create hate and disdain where none existed before. He is also an expert in taking advantage of people that do not pay close attention—I am sure his wealth will make the Clintons’ wealth look like peanuts once he leaves office.

Obama is very good with political “smoke and mirrors.” Unfortunately, he never pays for anything–he just passes the debt created on  to our grandchildren. Under his administration the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer and the middle class is an endangered species. The United States is in a worse financial position than Greece was not too long ago and you may have read that recently their banks have collapsed. The United States will be in even a worse position when it fails and it will most likely take the world economy with it. If nothing is done to correct Obama’s mismanagement of American another Great Depression will happen and probably soon than later.

Now let’s look at his race relations report card; There are more poor people in American than ever before in the history of our country. Black family’s and other already poor families have taken the greatest hit. Wages for these groups of people have gone down more than the national average. What is even worse is their hope has been taken. It is no wonder they are another ticking time bomb waiting to explode at virtually any provocation. What is needed is a leader that can get the country working and working together to create good jobs. We need a leader and not a President that divides the American people with antagonistic rhetoric.

The above are only are a few highlights of a tiny fraction of the problems with the Obama administration. There are literally hundreds more like Obamacare, IRS scandal, immigration/border issues, attacks on the the constitution, dictatorial use of power and much more. Obama is without a doubt the worst President in the history of the United States.

The Sequester Has Happened all is Quiet

It is Saturday morning, the day after the “sequester” went into effect and all is quiet. There is an air of peace that hasn’t been felt since before the elections of 2008.

Having experienced this peace this morning reminds me that President Obama’s job before becoming president was a Neighborhood Agitator and he was very good at it. It seems to me that he has kept our country in constant agitation since he first hit the national stage. I am enjoying this morning knowing it will not last, knowing that some new scheme to divide and agitate the American people is probably being dreamed up by the President as America sleeps.