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U.S. MARINES RESCUE ISIS SEX SLAVES Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 November 2014

Recently, a detachment of US Marines were secretly sent on a daring mission to rescue a large group of females captured by the ISIS Moslem terrorists in Iraq who were using them as sex slaves.

TTP has been able to obtain an exclusive photo of the operation as the Marines were conducting the sex slaves to safety.  Here it is:
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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/14/14 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 14 November 2014

This has been a terrible week for Democrats, because of the loose lips of an Obamacare architect who couldn't resist bragging to his fellow liberal elitists about he and the rest of the White House gang bamboozled Congress and the "stupid" American people.

Even former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney thinks Jonathan Gruber is an ass. He's become such a liability Democrats are pretending they never heard of him. But they can't escape from their tar baby.
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Zero has made it clear he intends to do precisely the opposite of what Americans want him to do, which signals many more terrible weeks ahead for Democrats. Especially for Hillary Clinton.
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After secret negotiations, President Obama made a deal with China on "climate change." It's "historic," a "game changer," say most in the MSM. But Foreign Policy magazine wonders: "Why is Beijing downplaying the supposedly huge climate change deal?
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Zero also has been conducting secret negotiations with Iran. It speaks volumes about the parlous state our country is in that the president is more eager to deal with the mullahs than with Republicans.
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The runoff in the Louisiana senate race is becoming a laugher, an internal poll indicates. "Landrieu should save everyone a lot of money and just concede now," tweeted uber leftist Markos Moulitsas.
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President Obama plans to issue an executive order granting amnesty to about five million illegal immigrants by the end of next week, reported Fox News. The New York Times confirmed.

This is actually good news, because it will unify Republicans in opposition to the president. House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, promised Thursday to fight it "tooth an nail." 

And Americans will be royally peeved.
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CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS MAY REDEEM HIMSELF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Democrats who thought last week couldn't have been worse learned Friday they were mistaken.

The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether it is legal for the IRS to subsidize Obamacare policies purchased on Healthcare.gov, the federal exchange.

The Obamacare statute restricts payment of subsidies to taxpayers who purchase insurance "through an Exchange established by the State," a three judge panel in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled July 22 in Halbig v. Burwell (Sylvia Burwell is secretary of Health and Human Services).

That was a drafting error, Democrats said.
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REPUBLICANS MUST FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC OF VOTER FRAUD Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 13 November 2014

According to data collected by Harvard University's Cooperative Congressional Election Study, more than 700,000 non-citizens may be voting in our elections.

It's a mathematical certainty that votes illegally cast elected Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota in 2008, re-elected Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, this year. 

Guerrilla journalist James O’Keefe videotaped Democrats and allied groups in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia offering to help register those they knew were ineligible. 

Voting machines in Illinois, Maryland and Virginia recorded votes cast for GOP candidates as votes for their opponents. These were “calibration errors,” officials said. Oddly, “calibration errors” never changed a Democrat vote to Republican, occurred only where election officials were Democrats.

The tsunami of fraud exposes as false and vile the Democrat charge ballot security measures are “voter suppression.”
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CHINA'S MARIJUANA SURPRISE Print E-mail
Written by Hayato Watanabe   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

An economic stir is happening in China, but it's in an industry you might not expect. With more than half of the 600 relevant patents filed with the World Intellectual Property Office now owned by Chinese companies, the country is well positioned to dominate the global cannabis market. Which is very surprising for a nation where drug trafficking is still punishable by death and mere possession of the substance can result in a lengthy spell behind bars.

Chinese investment in the cannabis market could not be more perfectly timed, as countries like the U.S. and Uruguay begin to experiment with decriminalization. Medical marijuana research has surged over the last decade as medicine and finance have coalesced to legitimize the business of cannabis.

The fervor for the war on drugs that has for decades driven the policies and public opinion on marijuana decriminalization is slowly fading. In the U.S., where cannabis is now legal in four states, the rhetoric is moving away from issues like crime and security, to more progressive discussions on race, mass incarceration, and personal freedom.

Meanwhile, there is another emerging dimension: Western medicine is beginning to take more seriously the tradition and techniques of alternative medicine popularized by China. Part of this tradition is cannabis, which has been used to treat illnesses ranging from depression to constipation.
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ASIA'S PROBLEMS CAUSED BY CHINA ARE EPIC Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Thursday, 13 November 2014

Deflation is becoming lodged in all the economic strongholds of East Asia. It is happening faster and going deeper than almost anybody expected just months ago, and is likely to find its way to Europe through currency warfare in short order.

Factory gate prices are falling in China, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore. Some 82% of the items in the producer price basket are deflating in China. The figure is 90% in Thailand, and 97% in Singapore. These include machinery, telecommunications, and electrical equipment, as well as commodities.

China itself is now one shock away from a deflation trap. Chinese PPI has been negative for 32 months as the economy grapples with overcapacity in everything from steel, cement, glass, chemicals, and shipbuilding, to solar panels. It dropped to minus 2.2% in October.

The sheer scale of over-investment is epic. The country funneled $5 trillion into new plant and fixed capital last year - as much as Europe and the US combined - even after the Communist Party vowed to clear away excess capacity in its Third Plenum reforms. Old habits die hard.

All this is happening in a region of festering grievances and territorial disputes, with no Nato-style security structure - or for that matter EU-style soft governance - to damp down fires. The spokes of the diplomatic wheel connect by a perverse geography to Washington, a city retreating from Pax Americana.
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THE COMING PANIC IN RUSSIA Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Russia is battening down the hatches for a long battle with the West, expecting sanctions to last until at least 2017 and admitting that capital flight has been significantly higher than previously claimed.

The central bank slashed its growth forecast for next year to zero and warned of near-recession conditions until late in the decade. It said capital outflows would reach $128 billion this year.

The new realism ends the pretence that Russia is strong enough to weather the end of the commodity supercycle without suffering serious damage, or that Western sanctions are little more than an irritation. President Vladimir Putin had previously said the effect would dissipate within months.
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CONTAINING PUTIN Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin's clear goal is to re-establish as much of the Russian Empire (1721-1917) as he can. At its greatest extent, the Russian Empire included the territories of the old Soviet Union, most of Eastern Europe, Finland and Alaska (up to 1866).

Mr. Putin knows the next U.S. president is unlikely to be as indecisive and reluctant to act as President Obama. He also faces falling demand for Russian oil and gas and unexpected price declines, which may cause him to run through Russia's considerable financial reserves. Accordingly, the pressure is on Mr. Putin to act quickly.

The Russian economy is now little more than a petro-state, relying on oil and gas, which account for 68 percent of its total exports, and more than half of its government revenue. Much of Russia's manufacturing base evaporated after the end of the Soviet Union. The ruble has fallen more than 30 percent against the dollar since the beginning of this year. As a result, inflation is accelerating (more than 8 percent at the moment) as imports become more and more expensive.

Thus Mr. Putin is both dangerous and vulnerable.  He must be contained.  Let's see how.

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KING OF DENIAL Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 14 November 2014

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/07/14 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 07 November 2014

While Democrats were being sent to Siberia, Jack Wheeler is traveling in the Middle East, so I'm filling in on the HFR this week. Other stuff was going on in the world, but I'm focusing on you can guess what.

All the bad candidates this year were Democrats. Democrat memes lost much of their potency. Democrats sounded like a party out of ideas, that has lost touch with the people, clings to power for no other reason than to use it to line their pockets.

Did Democrats lose the Mandate of Heaven Tuesday?
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Many races were closer than they should have been because Democrats lavishly funded pseudo "Libertarian" candidates in key races. This tactic didn't work in Georgia or North Carolina, but is why Mark Begich can play Sore Loserman in Alaska, and it cost Ed Gillespie the senate seat in Virginia.

If we don't do something about this, we could have big trouble in the purple states in 2016. My preferred solution - to draw and quarter the pseudo Libertarians, then boil them in oil - is, alas, impractical.
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Now that the midterms are over, presidential buzz begins in earnest. The first GOP presidential debate will be Sept. 16. Ugh!

I have a mild preference for Scott Walker, but the possibility of an all nonwhite ticket intrigues me, if only because it would be so much fun to watch heads explode at CNN and MSNBC.
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The lame duck session will be an early, critical gut check for Republicans. They must try to block anything other than housekeeping measures needed to keep the government going until the new Congress convenes, because anything else Democrats try to do will be illegitimate.
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THE DAWN OF AMERICA 3.0 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014

It's time for...

 

Yes, that's Paul McCartney playing guitar for Jagger and Bowie.  The performance was in 1986, but we can dance and sing our version today.

Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?
America's here and the time is right for dancing in the street.

As Churchill quipped, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."

We saw America 3.0 dawning this morning with the astounding election returns of GOP victories across the country.  This is not a simple rejection of Zero.  It is far deeper than that.  It is the rejection of the Dem vision for America, the maintenance and expansion of the obsolete America 2.0 industrial big government state.

Yesterday, the GOP received a massive mandate to begin dismantling the 2.0 legacy state - which means primarily defunding and eliminating entire federal agencies such as Education and the EPA, and returning most federal programs to the states via the 10th Amendment.

They have to be smart about this of course, and act with a great deal of finesse.  Yet this is long range.  What about right now?

The most immediate concern is the lame duck session that starts next Wednesday (11/12).  There are two basic threats.  Here's how to counter them. 
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TYPHOID BARRY AND THE COMING REPEAL OF OBAMACARE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 06 November 2014

Every Republican who took a senate seat from a Democrat Tuesday campaigned hard for repeal of Obamacare. Of the 60 Democrats in the senate who voted to impose Obamacare in 2009, 28 won’t be there in January, noted Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner.

If I were, say, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and I had to run in 2016 in Missouri, where Republicans have veto proof majorities in both houses of the legislature, I’d be thinking long and hard about that.
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THE GREAT DOLLAR BULL RUN HAS STARTED Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014


The US dollar has surged to a four-year high against a basket of currencies and has punched through key technical resistance, marking a crucial turning point for the global financial system.

The index - a mix of six major currencies - hit 87.4 on Monday (11/03), rising above the key level of 87. This reflects the plunge in the Japanese yen since the Bank of Japan launched a fresh round of quantitative easing last week.

Data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange show that speculative dollar bets on the derivatives markets have reached a record high, with the most extended positions against the euro, the yen, the Australian dollar, Mexican peso, the Canadian dollar, the Swiss franc, sterling, and the New Zealand dollar, in that order. The Swedish and Norwegian currencies are also coming under heavy pressure.

David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC, said a "seismic change" is under way and may lead to a 20% surge in the dollar over a 12-month span. The mega-rally of 1980 to 1985 as the Volcker Fed tightened the screws saw a 90% rise before the leading powers intervened at the Plaza Accord to cap the rise.

 "We are only at the early stages of a dollar bull run. The current rally is unlike any we have seen before. The greatest danger for markets and forecasters is that they fail to adjust their behavior to fully reflect a very different world," he said.
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WHAT IS OR IS NOT ISLAMIC FOR OBAMA? Print E-mail
Written by Caroline Glick   
Thursday, 06 November 2014

In his speech on September 11 announcing that the US would commence limited operations against Islamic State, US President Barack Hussein Obama insisted, "ISIL, [i.e. ISIS or Islamic State] is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Moslem." 

To be sure, it is hard to see how any human faith can countenance IS's actions. For the past several months, on a daily basis, new videos appear of IS fighters proudly, openly and wantonly committing crimes against humanity. This week for instance, a video emerged of an IS slave market in Raqqah, Syria, where women and girls are sold as sex slaves to IS fighters. 

Despite the glaring contradiction between divinity and monstrosity, the fact is that IS justifies every single one of its atrocities with verses from the Koran.

IS referred to its sex slave market in Raqqah for instance as the "Booty Market... for what your right hands possess."
The phrase "what your right hands possess" is a Koranic verse (4:3) that permits the sexual enslavement of women and girls by Moslem men.

By contrast to what he says about IS, throughout his tenure in office, Obama has gone out of his way to mainstream Moslem extremists. This has taken the form of granting senior appointments to people aligned with the Moslem Brotherhood. Further, Obama has befriended radical Islamic leaders who openly support terrorism, including Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

How are we to explain this seeming anomaly?
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THE LAWLESSNESS OF OUR GOVERNMENT Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014

The basic function of government is the protection of person and property, and the United States is losing ground both in absolute terms and relative to other countries on this basic measure of liberty.

Last month, the Economic Freedom of the World annual index for 2014 was released, as was the 2014 edition of the International Property Rights Index. Despite slightly different methodologies, both indices were very close in their global rankings of property-rights protections.  In 1980, the United States ranked No. 1 in the world -- now we have sunk to below France.

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