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Snowflakes and the flag

Snowflakes and the flag



At the University of California-Davis, display of the American flag at Student Senate meetings is now optional.

Stating “patriotism is different for every individual,” the senate stressed the Stars and Stripes was not being banned. Its action merely eliminated the flag’s mandatory presence.

Also last week, during ceremonies opening the Atlanta Braves’ new home, SunTrust Park, dozens of Sun Trust Bank employees deployed a giant American flag that covered most of the outfield. Flags were also on display on the video message boards.

This prompted NBC News lead baseball writer Craig Calcaterra to tweet out on Easter morning — three days after the flag display — after he was sent a photo of the giant flag after it was unfurled during the ceremonies:


After getting the expected pushback; everything from people wishing he contracted cancer to the standard, “America, love it or leave it,” Calcaterra wrote a column saying he was “sarcastically adopting the voice of one of the many ‘stick to sports’ people we’ve mocked around  here many, many times.”

Most people don’t believe exhibiting the flag is a political act. It should be an apolitical, bipartisan act. But as Calcaterra pointed out in his column:

“…patriotism and flag-waving are a huge part of political strategy and always have been. There are entire ideologies based on it. It is likewise used for other, non-purely-patriotic purposes. Brands routinely wrap themselves in the American flag to sell you stuff. Indeed, there are rankings of which brands best-leverage patriotism for commercial purposes.”

But it’s true; most Americans apparently do like sports to be politics-free. Just remember back to the Colin Kaepernick affair and see how that affected NFL attendance and viewership. And look at ESPN, which continues to see a downward ratings spiral.

Perhaps it’s that Americans want sports to be left-wing politics-free.

Source: Will County News

Want to understand the Deep State? Here is your Deep, Deep State

Want to understand the Deep State? Here is your Deep, Deep State


Men behind the curtain?

Men who control the government and its policies from the outside?

Men who have immunity from prosecution?

Men who tell presidents what to do?

Men who can hide in plain sight? Men who don’t need to be elected to public office? Men who can laugh at their critics and call them conspiracy theorists and purveyors of fake news? Men who can determine financial and banking policy? Men who can set up corporate tribunals that nullify national courts? Men who can set virtually any national policy agenda they want to?

If an honest press existed, all this would be out in the open by now.

If, as many people are now saying, the CIA and NSA and neocons are the unelected Deep State, then the people I’m talking about would be the Deep, Deep State.

Read on.

Many people think the Trilateral Commission (TC), created in 1973 by David Rockefeller, is a relic of an older time.

Think again.

Patrick Wood, author of Trilaterals Over Washington, points out there are only 87 members of the Trilateral Commission who live in America. Obama appointed eleven of them to posts in his administration.

Keep in mind that the original stated goal of the TC was to create “a new international economic order.” Knowing that you have to break eggs to make an omelet, consider how the following TC members, in key Obama posts, could have helped engender further national chaos; erase our sovereign national borders; and install binding international agreements that will envelop our economy and money in a deeper global collective: a new world order:

  • Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary;
  • James Jones, National Security Advisor;
  • Paul Volker, Chairman, Economic Recovery Committee;
  • Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence.

All Trilateralists.

In the run-up to his inauguration after the 2008 presidential election, Obama was tutored by the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

In Europe, the financially embattled nations of Greece and Italy brought in Lucas Papademos and Mario Monti as prime ministers. Both men are Trilateral members, and Monti is the former European chairman of the Trilateral Commission.

In the U.S., since 1973, author Wood counts eight out of 10 U.S. Trade Representative appointments, and six out of eight World Bank presidents, as American Trilateral members.

Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote, four years before birthing the TC in 1973, with his godfather, David Rockefeller: “[The] nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.”

Several other noteworthy Trilateral members: George HW Bush; Bill Clinton; Dick Cheney; Al Gore. The first three men helped sink the U.S. further into debt by fomenting wars abroad; and Gore’s cap and trade blueprint would destroy industrial economies, while vastly increasing the numbers of people in Third World countries who have no access to modern sources of energy.

Does all this offer a clue as to why the U.S. economy has failed to recover from the Wall Street debacle of 2008, why the federal bailout was a handout to super-rich criminals, and why Obama took no actions which would have brought about an authentic recovery?

A closer look at Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s circle of economic advisers reveals the chilling Trilateral effect: Paul Volker; Alan Greenspan; E. Gerald Corrigan (director, Goldman Sachs); and Peter G Peterson (former CEO, Lehman Brothers, former chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations). These men are all Trilateral members.

How many foxes in the hen house do we need, before we realize their Trilateral agenda is controlling the direction of our economy?

The TC has no interest in building up the American economy. They want to torpedo it, as part of the end-game of creating a de facto Globalist management system for the whole planet.

Any doubt on the question of TC goals is answered by David Rockefeller himself, the founder of the TC, in his Memoirs (2003): “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure-one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

Even in what many people mistakenly think of as the TC’s heyday, the 1970s, there were few who realized its overarching power.

Here is a close-up snap shot of a remarkable moment from out of the past. It’s a through-the-looking-glass secret—in the form of a conversation between a reporter, Jeremiah Novak, and two Trilateral Commission members, Karl Kaiser and Richard Cooper. The interview took place in 1978. It concerned the issue of who exactly, during President Carter’s administration, was formulating U.S. economic and political policy.

The careless and off-hand attitude of Trilateralists Kaiser and Cooper is astonishing. It’s as if they’re saying, “What we’re revealing is already out in the open, it’s too late to do anything about it, why are you so worked up, we’ve already won…”

Novak (the reporter): Is it true that a private [Trilateral committee] led by Henry Owen of the U.S. and made up of [Trilateral] representatives of the U.S., UK, West Germany, Japan, France and the EEC is coordinating the economic and political policies of the Trilateral countries [which would include the U.S.]?

Cooper: Yes, they have met three times.

Novak: Yet, in your recent paper you state that this committee should remain informal because to formalize ‘this function might well prove offensive to some of the Trilateral and other countries which do not take part.’ Who are you afraid of?

Kaiser: Many countries in Europe would resent the dominant role that West Germany plays at these [Trilateral] meetings.

Cooper: Many people still live in a world of separate nations, and they would resent such coordination [of policy].

Novak: But this [Trilateral] committee is essential to your whole policy. How can you keep it a secret or fail to try to get popular support [for its decisions on how Trilateral member nations will conduct their economic and political policies]?

Cooper: Well, I guess it’s the press’ job to publicize it.

Novak: Yes, but why doesn’t President Carter come out with it and tell the American people that [U.S.] economic and political power is being coordinated by a [Trilateral] committee made up of Henry Owen and six others? After all, if [U.S.] policy is being made on a multinational level, the people should know.

Cooper: President Carter and Secretary of State Vance have constantly alluded to this in their speeches.

Kaiser: It just hasn’t become an issue.

Source: “Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management,” ed. by Holly Sklar, 1980. South End Press, Boston. Pages 192-3.

Of course, although Kaiser and Cooper claimed everything being manipulated by the Trilateral Commission committee was already out in the open, it wasn’t.

Their interview slipped under the mainstream media radar, which is to say, it was ignored and buried. It didn’t become a scandal on the level of, say, Watergate, although its essence was far larger than Watergate.

U.S. economic and political policy run by a committee of the Trilateral Commission—the Commission had been created in 1973 as an “informal discussion group” by David Rockefeller and his sidekick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who would become Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor.

Shortly after Carter won the presidential election, his aide, Hamilton Jordan, said that if after the inauguration, Cy Vance and Brzezinski came on board as secretary of state and national security adviser, “We’ve lost. And I’ll quit.” Lost—because both men were powerful members of the Trilateral Commission and their appointment to key positions would signal a surrender of White House control to the Commission.

Vance and Brzezinski were appointed secretary of state and national security adviser, as Jordan feared. But he didn’t quit. He became Carter’s chief of staff.

Now consider the vast propaganda efforts of the past 40 years, on so many levels, to install the idea that all nations and peoples of the world are a single Collective.

From a very high level of political and economic power, this propaganda op has had the objective of grooming the population for a planet that is one coagulated mass, run and managed by one force.

Deep State.

Trump, who squashed the Globalist TPP treaty as soon as he was inaugurated, has nevertheless appointed a significant Trilateral member to a major post. Patrick Wood writes (2/6/17):

“According to a White House press release, the first member of the Trilateral Commission has entered the Trump administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, where he will sit on the National Security Council [as deputy director]:

“‘Kenneth I. Juster will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs. He will coordinate the Administration’s international economic policy and integrate it with national security and foreign policy. He will also be the President’s representative and lead U.S. negotiator (“Sherpa”) for the annual G-7, G-20, and APEC Summits’.”

Juster’s duties will take him into the heart of high-level negotiations with foreign governments on economic policy.

Note: In this article, I’m not listing Trump appointees who are members of another Rockefeller deep-state organization, the Council on Foreign Relations. Suffice to say, the CFR is a brother of the Trilateral Commission, and, when push comes to shove, the lesser brother. And finally, Goldman Sachs, whose people Trump has surrounded himself with, is a corporate member of the CFR…

Jon Rappoport



Source: Will County News

Trump News April 18, 2017

The White House 

“Buy American and Hire American” is more than just a slogan, it is the cornerstone of President Donald J. Trump’s vision for a government that, for the first time in decades, answers to the American workers who built this country.

  • 1:15PM CDT: President Trump arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2:00PM CDT: President Trump tours Snap-On Tools
  • 2:20PM CDT: President Trump makes remarks at Snap-On Tools – Watch LIVE
  • 2:50PM CDT: President Trump signs the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order
President Trump and the First Lady host the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.
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President Donald J. Trump joins participants at the Easter Egg Roll writing letters to the brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead).
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Vice President Pence Celebrates Easter Sunday with the Troops.
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Vice President Pence and South Korean Acting President Hwang hold a joint press conference.
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Vice President Pence speaks with the troops at the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea.
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Vice President Pence speaks with the troops in Seoul, South Korea.
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Watch yesterday’s press briefing with Sean Spicer:

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  • Washington Times: “Melania Trump nods to U.S. troops at White House Easter Egg Roll”
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  • Breitbart: “Trump Family Honors Troops, Welcomes Children at White House Easter Egg Roll”
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Source: Will County News

Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson wants to tax your lawn.

Illinois lawmaker proposes taxing landscaping and snow removal

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson wants to tax your lawn.

SB 9 is part of the package of bills that make up the Senate “grand bargain,” which would have hiked taxes by $7 billion.

Just as summer weather rolls around, an Illinois state politician has proposed taxing landscaping services.

Senate Bill 9 gained infamy when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, filed an amendment to the bill March 2 proposing a 6.25 percent sales tax to cable TV and internet streaming services such as Netflix, but the proposal covers much more.

In fact, SB 9 would apply this 6.25 sales tax to services including:

  • mowing, watering, and aerating lawns
  • weeding
  • mulching
  • raking leaves
  • tree and shrub trimming and removal
  • planting of trees, shrubs, flowering and -flowering plants, and sod; spraying; fertilizer
  • applying chemicals; lawn and garden installation
  • constructing, remodeling, or repairing irrigation or lawn sprinkler systems, patios (other than asphalt, tar, macadam, or poured concrete), walkways (other than asphalt, tar, macadam, or poured concrete), fences, trellises, and retaining walls
  • grading (such as the filling or leveling of topsoil for lawns and gardens)

Hutchinson’s proposal would also apply the tax to snow plowing and removal.

SB 9 is part of the package of bills that make up the Senate “grand bargain,” which would have hiked taxes by $7 billion – including a permanent income tax hike. And the cost drivers that have gotten Illinois into its fiscal mess would have remained almost entirely unchanged.

Tax hikes aren’t the answer. The 2011 income tax hike brought in more than $31 billion in new revenue – and nearly 90 cents of every tax hike dollar went to pensions. Yet Illinois’ pension debt has exploded, and today stands at $130 billion.

Two polls Fabrizio, Lee & Associates conducted and the Illinois Policy Institute commissioned found that not only do the majority of likely Illinois voters want the state to close its budget deficit by only cutting spending, but they also support major reforms that would make that possible.

The polls found:

  • 67 percent of Illinoisans surveyed support a permanent property tax freeze that could only be broken by a local vote
  • 78 percent of respondents said current state workers should have the option to leave the pension system and enroll in 401(k)-style retirement savings plans
  • 80 percent of Illinoisans surveyed supported spending cuts as a vehicle to balance the state budget
  • More than half of Illinoisans said spending cuts should be the only tool used to close the budget deficit

Source: Will County News