Bernie Sanders says he too busy campaigning to answer reporter’s question about the failures of socialism in Venezuela

Shame on Bernie Sanders for saying that he’s too busy with his campaign to answer this reporter’s question about the problems in Venezuela, which Hugo Chavez referred to as “21st century socialism.”

 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/edgard-portela/2016/05/26/bernie-hits-bump-univision-speechless-socialisms-failures

Bernie Hits Bump on Univision: Speechless on Socialism’s Failures

May 26, 2016

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign.

May 26, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Communism, Politics, Venezuela. 1 comment.

Way to go Bernie Sanders!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-may-22-2016-sanders/

“Frankly, what the Democratic Party is about is people running around to rich people’s homes and raising obscene sums of money from wealthy people.”

– Bernie Sanders, May 22, 2016

 

May 23, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Venezuela arrests business owner because he somehow managed to acquire enough toilet paper to properly stock his employees’ bathrooms

According to this article from the Atlantic, in Venezuela, a labor union at a private business has a clause in its contract which says that the bathrooms must always have toilet paper. I agree with the union on this.

Since price controls caused a shortage of toilet paper, the only way the employer could get enough toilet paper was to illegally buy it on the black market for a price that was higher than the government controlled price.

Now the government is accusing the business owner of “hoarding,” and he could end up going to jail for it.

Interestingly, the article also says that the government might have seized his business if he had not properly stocked the employees’ bathrooms with toilet paper. Darned if you do, and darned if you don’t!

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/05/venezuela-is-falling-apart/481755/

Venezuela Is Falling Apart

Scenes from daily life in the failing state

May 12, 2016

When a Venezuelan entrepreneur we know launched a manufacturing company in western Venezuela two decades ago, he never imagined he’d one day find himself facing jail time over the toilet paper in the factory’s restrooms. But Venezuela has a way of turning yesterday’s unimaginable into today’s normal.

The entrepreneur’s ordeal started about a year ago, when the factory union began to insist on enforcing an obscure clause in its collective-bargaining agreement requiring the factory’s restrooms to be stocked with toilet paper at all times. The problem was that, amid deepening shortages of virtually all basic products (from rice and milk to deodorant and condoms) finding even one roll of toilet paper was nearly impossible in Venezuela—let alone finding enough for hundreds of workers. When the entrepreneur did manage to find some TP, his workers, understandably, took it home: It was just as hard for them to find it as it was for him.

Toilet-paper theft may sound like a farce, but it’s a serious matter for the entrepreneur: Failing to stock the restrooms puts him in violation of his agreement with the union, and that puts his factory at risk of a prolonged strike, which in turn could lead to its being seized by the socialist government under the increasingly unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. So the entrepreneur turned to the black market, where he found an apparent solution: a supplier able to deliver, all at once, enough TP to last a few months. (We’re not naming the entrepreneur lest the government retaliate against him.) The price was steep but he had no other option—his company was at risk.

But the problem wasn’t solved.

No sooner had the TP delivery reached the factory than the secret police swept in. Seizing the toilet paper, they claimed they had busted a major hoarding operation, part of a U.S.-backed “economic war” the Maduro government holds responsible for creating Venezuela’s shortages in the first place. The entrepreneur and three of his top managers faced criminal prosecution and possible jail time.

All of this over toilet paper.

 

May 22, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Police state, Venezuela. 3 comments.

Photographs from Venezuela show that price controls on food are being enforced by a military police state

Here are some photographs from a Wall St. Journal article from last year. Hugo Chavez and his hand picked successor Nicolas Maduro have certainly turned the country into a police state. Chavez called this “socialism.” This is what happens when the government owns the means of production and controls the distribution of resources. In the long run, it must result in a police state. By comparison, in the Scandanavian countries, the farms and supermarkets are owned and operated by the private sector.

I’d be curious to see if Bernie Sanders, Dolores Huerta, Barack Obama, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, or Oliver Stone have ever said anything specifically against what Chavez and Maduro have done in regard to the kinds of things that are in these photographs. All six of those people have either praised Chavez, given an award to someone who praised Chavez, or called themselves a “socialist.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-food-shortages-trigger-long-lines-hunger-and-looting-1440581400

Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

Violent clashes flare in pockets of the country as citizens wait for hours for basics, such as milk and rice

August 26, 2015

WSJ August 26, 2015 1


Shoppers wait in a long line to enter the “Latino supermarket” in the Dr. Portillo area of Maracaibo, Venezuela, on August 12.

WSJ August 26, 2015 2


Shoppers have their fingerprints scanned while buying government-controlled corn flour at the “Latino Supermarket” in Maracaibo to prevent them from coming back for another ration.

WSJ August 26, 2015 3


National Guard soldiers stand guard in Maracaibo over bags of food confiscated from people who illegally sought to contraband state-controlled food goods for higher prices.

WSJ August 26, 2015 4


National Guard soldiers guard food confiscated from people who sought to sell it for more than the government-set prices.

WSJ August 26, 2015 5


A National Guard soldier leads detainees accused of illegally selling contraband state-controlled food goods in Maracaibo on Aug. 13.

May 19, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Police state, Venezuela. Leave a comment.

Venezuela’s Chaos: Every day is like Insane Black Friday

This video is called “Venezuela’s Chaos: Every day is like Insane Black Friday.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isO52VeBUaQ

To see how it got to be that way, see this post that I wrote last year: Venezuelan military tells supermarket customers not to take pictures of empty shelves

 

May 13, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Politics, Venezuela. Leave a comment.

Video: Former Obama speechwriters laugh at ‘you can keep your plan’ promise

This does not surprise me.

It disgusts me. But it does not surprise me.

 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ex-obama-staff-laugh-at-you-can-keep-your-plan-pledge/article/2590943

Former Obama speechwriters laugh at ‘you can keep your plan’ promise

May 10, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs

Charlie Rose and a trio of former Obama speechwriters laughed it up this week at the mention of the president’s infamous promise that that under the Affordable Care Act, “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.”

The moment occurred during the Monday edition of “Charlie Rose: The Week,” as the host and former speechwriters Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and David Litt discussed the president’s writing abilities and his gift for oration.

Lovett mentioned that he was most proud of the president’s more serious speeches on the economy and healthcare, and that’s when Favreau ribbed him for the “you can keep your plan” line.

“My point is, do you have equal impact on serious speeches? Because it’s about style, use of language, etc.?” Rose asked.

“I really like, I was very — the joke speeches is the most fun part of this. But the things I’m the most proud of were the most serious speeches, I think. Healthcare, economic speeches,” said Lovett.

Favreau interjected, “Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it.'”

“How dare you!” Lovett joked back.

The panel laughed and laughed.

“And you know what?” Lovett added later. “It’s still true!”

An estimated 4.7 million people were told in the fall of 2013 that their health insurance plans would be cancelled for noncompliance with the recently enacted federal healthcare law, according to the Associated Press.

The Obama administration reportedly knew in 2010 that 50-75 percent of the 14 million people in the United States who buy their insurance individually would probably receive cancellation letters, NBC News reported at the time.

On Nov. 7, 2013, Obama went on television to apologize for the mass cancellations.

Later, on Dec. 12, 2013, the fact-checking website PolitiFact gave President Obama the “Lie of the Year” award for promising repeatedly that people who liked their insurance could “keep it.”

 

May 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Health care. 3 comments.

“I Vote Against You”- excellent six minute video by Pat Condell

I love this guy’s videos, and this is one of the best ones that he has ever done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjYLWadz5Yc

May 8, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Why are California Democrats against letting union members see how their mandatory union dues are being spent?

In California, the government uses taxpayers’ money to pay a crossing guard to work in an area where pedestrians never actually cross the street, because there is an underground tunnel for them to cross. This job is a concession to unions.

One union member wanted to see how her mandatory union dues were being spent. There was a vote, strictly across party lines, against opening up the union’s books for people to see.

What is in those book that the Democrats are so afraid of letting people see?

 

May 5, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Government waste, Politics, Unions. 1 comment.

Apparently, if you’re a social justice warrior, it’s OK to use racial slurs against blacks, even while simultaneously claiming that you’re against racism!

In the five minute video shown below, social justice warriors burn the U.S. flag.

In a rare case of social justice warriors defending private property rights, they say that they have the right to burn the flag because they own the flag.  I agree with them.

They also use lots of profanity.

Beginning at 3:18, one of the social justice warriors begins to use racial slurs against a black person who supports Donald Trump. Apparently, this social justice warrior thinks that it’s wrong for a black person to support the political party that freed the slaves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USORHBUmN4k

April 30, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Racism. 1 comment.

Social justice warriors at Salisbury University stop being mad over anti-black hate crime when they find out the perpetrators were black

At Salisbury University in Maryland, someone drew a body hanging from a noose, with the n-word, and a “white power” hashtag.

Here is the image, which I got from here, and am using under fair use:

Salisbury University


Everyone at the college was upset over this, and justifiably so.

However, after it was discovered that the two people who drew the image and wrote the words were black, some of the people who had been upset, stopped being upset.

The social justice warriors no longer seemed to care.

The school police said that no charges will be filed.

And the school refuses to name the two students.

In my opinion, the fact that these two students are black should not make any difference in how they are treated.

Regardless of their race, they should be identified, expelled, and charged.

But because they are black, none of those things is happening.

There is definitely a huge double standard going on.

April 30, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Education, Fake hate crimes, Racism. 2 comments.

Attention CNN! It’s not McDonald’s fault that Safiyyah Cotton chose to have a baby out of wedlock. Plus, here’s a rare news article that actually mentions the concept of personal responsibility.

In this seven minute video, CNN talks about a single mother who is struggling to raise her child on the small salary that she earns at McDonald’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SCB1t28nDU

As is always the case with news articles from the mainstream media about struggling single mothers trying to raise their children, the article says absolutely nothing about the baby’s father.

The article doesn’t say that the father has a responsibility to provide for the baby that he chose to create.

The article doesn’t say that the mother has a responsibility to choose a responsible mate to make her baby with.

The article doesn’t say that if they got married, they would only have to pay rent for one apartment instead of two, and so things would be a lot easier.

The article doesn’t say anything about the mother ever having made any attempt to acquire better education and job skills as a way to get a bigger salary.

By comparison, this news article by Inside Edition fully understands the concept of personal responsibility. The article is called “Mom Cries On Dock As Cruise Ship Leaves With Her Kids Still On Board,” and includes the following brilliant quote, the kind of quote that is completely missing in the CNN article about the McDonald’s worker:

Travel expert Mark Murphy told IE: “It is the woman’s fault for not getting back on time. It is not the cruise ship’s fault. It is not the captain’s fault. It is not the cruise line’s fault. Everybody knows the posted time to get back and that ship is on a schedule, it is going to go.”

I absolutely love that quote. I praise Mr. Murphy for saying it. And I praise Inside Edition for including it in the article.

CNN, and all the other mainstream news organizations that write about struggling single mothers without ever mentioning the children’s fathers, should learn a lesson from Inside Edition about how to write a proper news story.

April 28, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Media bias, Politics. 1 comment.

Feds spend $336,413 for app that costs $10 in the private sector

The U.S. federal government just spent of $336,413 of taxpayers’ money to build a randomizer app that chooses left or right.

In the private sector, such an app can be built for $10.

This kind of thing happens all the time.

And yet, there are plenty of liberals who would rather raise taxes than end government waste such as this.

Note, for example, that Obama has not fired anyone over this particular incident.

 

April 20, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Government waste. Leave a comment.

Obama administration refuses to fire or prosecute two Veterans Administration officials who stole $400,000 from the Veterans Administration

The Obama administration has decided that it will neither fire nor prosecute two Veterans Administration officials who have stolen $400,000 from the Veterans Administration.

This does not surprise me.

It disgusts me.

But it does not surprise me.

 

April 20, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Government waste, Military, Politics. 2 comments.

If the Iraq War ended in 2011, then why does the U.S. still have 5,000 troops there in 2016?

If the Iraq War ended in 2011, then why does the U.S. still have 5,000 troops there in 2016?

And how come the protestors who always shouted “Bring the stoops home!” when Bush was President, are silent about these 5,000 troops now that Obama is President?

 

April 20, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Military, Politics. Leave a comment.

I’ve converted my blog post “1,202 examples of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.” into an e-book. Please submit an amazon customer review.

Regular readers of my blog are familiar with this blog post that I wrote, which is called “Here are 1,202 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.”

I have converted the blog post into a 464 page amazon kindle book, which is listed at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E4U36NE

If you have read the blog post, then you have also read the book, as the contents of the two are identical.

If you have read it, please submit a customer review to amazon.

It is perfectly OK with me if your review is negative. You don’t have to worry about hurting my feelings.

Thank you.

April 20, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Books, Politics. 2 comments.

New readers of my blog might like these older blog entries that I wrote

Here are some things I wrote in the past that new readers of my blog might like:

The world’s supply of resources is getting bigger, not smaller

Venezuelan military tells supermarket customers not to take pictures of empty shelves

Anti-sweatshop activists have caused an increase in childhood prostitution

Here are some predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970

Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist

Is Barack Obama a communist? I don’t know. But here are six things I do know.

Bernie Sanders’ war on women

Despite having killed someone less than a month ago, “Black Lives Matter” protestors continue to block ambulances

I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour

Why did Democrats give Obamacare an annual marriage tax of up to $11,028 per couple?

Shaniqua Davis, it’s not McDonald’s fault that you chose to become an unmarried, teenage mother

Dashcam video proves that journalism professor was lying when she said police stopped her for “walking while black”

Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes

New Jersey public school forces student to get psychological evaluation, blood test, urine test, and to strip, because he twirled a pencil. The state threatened to take him away from his father.

Black lives matter – except for the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks

Washington D.C. public schools spend $29,349 per student, but 83% are not proficient in reading

Yale students cancel protest against fossil fuels so they can stay inside and be kept warm by fossil fuels

Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor (which had accounted for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production) with fossil fuels obtained from fracking

Liberals fly 1,700 private jets to Switzerland so they can PRETEND to care about global warming and income inequality

Mathematical illiterates are celebrating New York City’s new 1.6 MW solar power project

Fracking prevents us from freezing to death

Hitler gets mad at Al Gore’s global warming hypocrisy

When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison for breaking

Germany replaces nuclear power with coal power, at insistence of environmentalists

It took the government two years and 30 trials to fire a court stenographer who typed gibberish instead of actual transcripts

Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website that enrolled zero people

Factory uses “stimulus” money to pay its employees to play cards, board games, and video games

Detroit’s water department pays $56,245 every year for a horseshoer, even though it doesn’t own any horses

Chicago government spends $90,000 per year on each of 200 employees to spend most of their “work” time sitting around doing nothing

With easy gun access, and 26,000 people, Squirrel Hill has had zero gun murders in the last decade

Armed black men prevent Ferguson protestors from burning down white-owned business

Poet Maya Angelou shoots gun at home intruder. Barack Obama thinks she should be in jail because of it.

If Barack Obama had his way, Donna Carlyle would have been choked to death by a burglar

With help from 80 years of self-described “progressives,” Obama is now waging the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president in history

Harvard faculty members who supported the passage of Obamacare are now complaining that they have to pay for it

Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

Obama sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and lied about why he did it

49 things that defenders of government run schools don’t want you to know

Public schools teach math and science much better when the teachers DON’T have a degree in education

Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools

For low-income minority students, cheap Catholic schools are better than expensive public schools

Public school for low-income blacks and Latinos goes from horrible to excellent by firing bad teachers

Los Angeles teachers’ unions try to shut down South Central charter school that has been very successful at teaching low-income black and Hispanic students

Why do so many public school teachers send their own children to private schools?

People who say U.S. public schools are “underfunded” have no idea what they are talking about

Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

 

April 13, 2016. Tags: . Politics. Leave a comment.

NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”

It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.

I think this is a great idea.

In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would not get special treatment.

In the comment section, someone wrote:

“The response of the black female student to blind hiring shows that in today’s job market male whites are not the privileged group.”

I think that commentor makes a great point.

It appears as if NPR has unintentionally revealed the existence of “black privilege.”

You can hear the three minute NPR audio at http://www.npr.org/2016/04/12/473912220/blind-hiring-while-well-meaning-may-create-unintended-consequences

 

April 12, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 4 comments.

1,202 well sourced examples of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc. – the amazon kindle edition

I just published an amazon kindle version of my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking. I wanted to give it away for free, but amazon said I had to charge at least 99 cents. If you click on where it says “look inside” on the picture of the book’s cover, you can read part of it for free:

http://www.amazon.com/examples-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-ebook/dp/B01E4U36NE/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1460428971&sr=1-8&keywords=barack+obama

Of course you can always read the entire online version for free at  my blog:

https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

April 11, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Books, Politics. 2 comments.

I just added 15 new items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

 

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April 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Obama administration censors video of French president saying “Islamist terrorism”

George Orwell asked me to show this to you.

The video, which was originally posted at the White House website, goes silent for two seconds, beginning at 1:31.

 

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/video-wh-censors-reference-islamist-terrorism-french-president

The White House website has censored a video of French Pres. Francois Hollande saying that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.”

The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, beginning with the words “Islamist terrorism,” then begins again at the end of his sentence.

Even the audio of Hollande saying the words “Islamist terrorism” in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.

According to the official White House transcript of Hollande’s remarks, Hollande refers to “Islamist terrorism.” The audio of the text in brackets is missing from the video – the only point in the video were the audio is absent:

“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.

“But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, [Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.] And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition.”

Watch the video of Hollande’s censored comment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDt8U0wsdk

 

 

April 1, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Police state, Politics, Religion. 2 comments.

Dashcam video proves that journalism professor was lying when she said police stopped her for “walking while black”

I’d like to think that a journalism professor would be very much interested in telling the truth, and very much against lying.

However, that’s not always the case.

In October 2015, professor Dorothy Bland, the dean of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the director for the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas, wrote this column for the Dallas Morning News, where she claimed that the police had stopped her for “walking while black.”

However, a dashcam recording (shown below) proved that the police stopped her because she had been walking in the street, in the same direction of traffic, and blocking traffic, all while wearing earbuds, even though there were sidewalks on both sides of the street.

The police expressed concern for her safety.

Since blocking traffic is a misdemeanor, they asked for her ID.

Since she was wearing a hoodie, long sleeves, and long pants, and the police approached her from behind, the police could not have known her race before they stopped her.

Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall said the police in the video handled the situation so well that she would start using the video to train police about the importance of using their dashcams.

Please keep in mind that professor Bland is a journalism professor. She teaches journalism students, who then go on to become journalists, news writers, and news reporters. How many hundreds, or even thousands, of these journalists, news writers, and news reporters have been brainwashed by professor Bland’s insistence on seeing racism in situations where there actually is no racism? And then, how many thousands, or even millions, of readers and viewers of these journalists, news writers, and news reporters will go on to unknowingly and falsely believe that racism exists in situations where it actually does not exist?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_OvluMqxI

 

March 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Education, Media bias, Racism. 1 comment.

Video: San Francisco State University employee assaults white student for wearing dreadlocks

This is from yesterday at San Francisco State University.

A black female employee grabs a white male student, tries to stop him from walking, and criticizes him for wearing dreadlocks. Then she falsely accuses him of grabbing her (even though it was the other way around), and asks why everything is being filmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlQ4H0Kdg8

 

March 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Politics, Racism. Leave a comment.

Obama administration said it “would welcome” an Islamic dictatorship onto the United Nations’ Human Rights Council

In 2010, Freedom House included Saudi Arabia on its list of “the world’s most repressive societies.”

On page 17 of this PDF, Freedom House wrote the following about Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia is not an electoral democracy.

The country’s 1992 Basic Law declares that the Koran and the Sunna (the guidance set by the deeds and sayings of the prophet Muhammad) are the country’s constitution.

Political parties are forbidden, and organized political opposition exists only outside of the country.

The government tightly controls the content of domestic media and dominates regional print and satellite television coverage. Government officials have banned journalists and editors who publish articles deemed offensive to the ruling authorities or the country’s powerful religious establishment. The regime has blocked access to over 400,000 websites that are considered immoral or politically sensitive.

Religious freedom does not exist in Saudi Arabia. All Saudis are required by law to be Muslims, and the government prohibits the public practice of any religions other than Islam.

Women are not treated as equal members of society, and many laws discriminate against them. They may not legally drive cars, their use of public facilities is restricted when men are present, and they cannot travel within or outside of the country without a male relative.

However, in September 2015, after Saudi Arabia was put onto the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said

“… we would welcome it.”

March 27, 2016. Tags: , , , . Barack Obama, Police state, Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are eight more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

 

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March 27, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are three major differences between Obama’s “Operation Fast and Furious” and Bush’s “Operation Wide Receiver”

Bush and Obama each had a program where the U.S. government put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals. Bush’s program was called “Operation Wide Receiver,” and Obama’s program was called “Operation Fast and Furious.” However, there were three major differences between the two programs:

First, Bush’s program was carried out with the knowledge, permission, and cooperation of the Mexican government, whereas Obama’s program was not. Mexican attorney general Marisela Morales told the Los Angeles Times that she first learned about Obama’s program from the news, and said, “In no way would we have allowed it, because it is an attack on the safety of Mexicans.”

Secondly, many of the guns used in Bush’s program contained radio tracking devices, whereas most of the guns used in Obama’s program did not. In addition, under Bush’s program, U.S. federal agents followed the guns to see whose hands they ended up in, whereas with Obama’s program, U.S. federal agents were ordered not to do this.

Third, Bush’s program did not cause any known deaths, whereas Obama’s program did.

 

March 27, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Gun control, Politics. Leave a comment.

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