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Charlie Gard is the face of socialized medicine

Charlie Gard is the face of socialized medicine


Charlie Gard never committed a crime, but he was sentenced to death just the same. He is the face of socialized medicine; and the face of the death cult that is medical totalitarianism and the radical left.

Little Charlie was born in the UK on August 4 with a genetic condition called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. The condition saps the energy from his organs and muscles and requires he use a ventilator for breathing. He is one of 16 people ever diagnosed with it.

British doctors determined that Charlie had irreversible brain damage – a claim his parents dispute. Connie Yates and Chris Gard claim little Charlie opens his eyes, sees them and acknowledges their presence. But doctors decided there was nothing that could be done for him and sought to remove his life support so he could “die with dignity.”

The parents decided to take Charlie to America where a physician has offered to provide an experimental treatment. They raised $1.4 million through crowdfunding to pay for the trip and the procedure. All they needed was to remove Charlie from the hospital, board a plane and head for America.

The British courts said no; and ruled that doctors at Great Ormand Street Hospital could turn off life support. The couple appealed through the British and finally the European high courts, only to lose each time. At the couple’s final opportunity at the European Court of Human Rights, the court ruled — in an irony that could only come from government — that further treatment would “continue to cause Charlie significant harm.”

Under socialized medicine, the state owns your body. It pays for the medical care and therefore decides who can and who cannot receive medical care and what kind of care they can receive. So Charlie’s life support was set to be pulled June 30 (at the last minute doctors told the parents they “would be given more time with their baby,” though what that means is not clear) so he could die – which is the ultimate harm. No different than pulling the switch on the electric chair or pushing the button that sends execution chemicals into his body.

Under the death cult that is socialized medicine, women can “choose” to murder their baby in the womb, but they cannot “choose” to do everything in their power to keep their baby alive after he’s born.

The devaluation of life is public policy in the UK. It is also the public policy in the U.S. You see it in the 60 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. You see it in the move to forced immunization of all children, seniors and employees.

And your body is not your own – not even in America. You see it in cases where the police, under court sanction, forcibly catheterize people over possible traffic violations. You see it in cases like that of Sammy NicolayevJacob StielerMaryanne Godboldo, and Justina Pelletier.

This means in plain language that, at some point, the government decides by law who his to live and who is to die in the public interest. It doesn’t matter if it comes under the guise of Obamacare or Trumpcare or McConnellcare or Better care. They will decide which children will die and which aged and infirm will die. And eventually, they will come after you with no pretense.

By the time murder laws are enacted, the people will have been prepared to accept them as desirable and “for the good of the country” and the community. We reach the stage of the Animal Farm.


Slouching from infanticide to ‘toddlercide’

Source: Will County News

ISRA Thursday Bulletin – July 6, 2017


ISRA Thursday Bulletin – July 6, 2017


Executive Director’s Message
The Republic is now 241 years old but the U.S. Conference of Mayors still hasn’t got the word about why the Revolutionary War was fought.  Most of the “big city” mayors are no more than wanna-be-despots who view the United States Constitution as an impediment to their grand plans.  In June, the Mayors spent four days in Miami Beach, on the public dime, plotting against national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders.
Since the modern push for concealed carry began in Florida in 1987, the number of states with concealed carry has grown to 42 from the original 10 states prior to that time.  In the intervening years since 1987, the crime rates have declined with every new state that passed right to carry legislation.   The general crime rate is down 40% and murder is down 41%.
Still, the facts-don’t-matter.  Mayors, led by Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and New York’s Bill de Blasio, pushed through a resolution opposing national reciprocity.  Only two mayors voted against the measure, one of which was Mayor Kyle Moore of Quincy Illinois.  Thanks, Mayor.
I’m sure someone will remind me that the Revolutionary War was fought for several reasons, taxes being one of them.  “No taxes without representation” was the cry in the Revolutionary War.  Since then we have learned that taxes with representation isn’t such a great idea either.  Mayors and their pet programs are a primary cause of burdensome taxes, particularly in larger communities.
The Czech Republic has decided to stand up to the European Union’s restrictive gun laws. The lower house of the Czech Republic has passed an amendment to the Czech Constitution protecting a Czech citizen’s right to possess firearms and ammunition.  The stated purpose is to enhance the Czech Republic’s ability to protect its self against terrorism and improve national security.  It’s good see someone in Europe gets it.
I was fortunate enough to have watched the Peoria fireworks display from a friend’s boat on the Illinois River.  Peoria’s fireworks display is the largest in the state and I believe it.  A couple of local radio stations work with the pyrotechnics people and broadcast patriotic music choreographed with the display.  There were hundreds of boats on the river and as many as 100,000 people along the banks of the Illinois River.  There was activity everywhere but when the call came for the National Anthem, the crowd fell silent.  In the dimming light, I could see people on the boats and on the shore standing at attention.  I heard no voices.  That is the way it is in the heartland of America.
Look for the legislature to override the Governor’s veto of the budget deal.  This means that SB1657, while still alive, won’t be called soon.  While passing the budget solves a short-term problem, it does not address school funding, 15 billion in bills currently due, and 251 billion in unfunded pension obligations.  Illinois is so broke we need to have two cosigners to make a bank deposit. That’s a joke (I think).
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Source: Will County News

Trump News July 6, 2017

This morning, President Donald J. Trump participated in a series of meetings with Polish, Baltic, and Central European leaders. Later, the President departed Poland en route to Germany for the G20 Summit. President Trump hopes to communicate to American allies in Europe and major leaders across the world that though he is committed to advancing America’s interests, his America First agenda encompasses the needs of the United States’ partners abroad. Long-term peace and international prosperity come when the United States displays leadership and is actively engaged with the rest of the world.


All times EST.

3:30 AM: President Trump meets with President Andrzej Duda of Poland

3:55 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Andrzej Duda

4:15 AM: President Trump holds a joint press conference with President Andrzej Duda – Watch

4:55 AM: President Trump participates in a photo opportunity with European leaders

5:10 AM: President Trump gives remarks at the Three Seas Initiative Summit

5:25 AM: President Trump participates in the Transatlantic Roundtable

6:15 AM: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia

7:15 AM: President Trump gives remarks to the people of Poland – Watch

12:00 PM: President Trump participates in a restricted meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

12:15 PM: President Trump participates in an expanded meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

1:00 PM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the Kennedy Space Center – Watch

1:30 PM: President Trump attends the Northeast Asia Security Dinner with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan


President Donald J. Trump and President Andrzej Duda | July 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)


FACT: The entire state of Nebraska is projected to have just one insurer offering coverage on Obamacare’s individual market next year. Adding insult to injury, premiums have risen $4,320 on average since 2013 for Nebraskans who buy coverage on the individual market.


On Wednesday, President Trump departed for his second trip abroad. The goals of his trip include promoting economic prosperity worldwide and emphasizing the United States’ commitment to leadership on a global scale.

President Trump thanked the men and women of the Secret Service for their hard work and dedication on the 152nd anniversary of the United States Secret Service.

Kris Kobach’s statement on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, “While there are news reports that 44 states have “refused” to provide voter information to the Commission, these reports are patently false, more “fake news”.

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, who escaped captivity from the Boko Haram terrorist group, met with President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump.Ivanka Trump said, “Let us remember the victims saved from the unimaginable horrors of human trafficking. Let us recommit ourselves to finding those still in the shadows of exploitation, and let us celebrate the heroes who continue to shine a light on the darkness of human trafficking.”

Intern Series: From Boots to Suits, “After spending most of my life on my family’s farm in southern Illinois, I was excited for the opportunity to work in the Nation’s capital for 3 months this summer…”

Source: Will County News

Will County Finance Chair Fricilone announces Republican Majority will not raise property tax and work to reduce the tax rate.

By Steve Balich July 6, 2017


The Will County Board Republican Majority Finance Chair Mike Fricilone announced today the Will County Republican Majority will Freeze or lower the property tax rate this year as we have since taking the Majority control back from the Democrats in 2014.

The Will County Republican Majority scrapped the notion of a public sector tax to pay for building a new Court house, Sheriff Facility, and Health Department while at the same time reducing the property tax rate, after taking control in 2014.

Now we in Illinois are watching a State Government controlled for over 30 years by Michael Madigan  try to over ride a budget the Governor vetoed. Madigan has no problem selling out the citizens of illinois. The new budget has no spending cuts, just tax increases. Why can’t the State leaders follow the lead of  the Will County Republican Majority?

Governor Bruce Rauner was elected to fix the State. He has been blocked on every reform by the same Michael Madigan that calls Rauners property tax FreezeRight Wing Craziness. This Illinois budget  will take money from so called rich school districts and give it to what “they” consider a poor school district in the name of fairness. Michael Madigan knows this is a bailout for the Chicago Public Schools at the expense of the collar Counties. 






That brings us back to Will County. The Republican Majority believes in less government, less taxes, and less regulations. How novel an idea!!!! Putting that belief into practice means spending every dollar as if it were your own, not expanding County programs without good reason, and making sure regulations, fees, and taxes attract business rather than drive them out. The Will County Republican Majority understands that County money comes from the people that put them in office. Too bad Michael Madigan, can’t follow the lead of the Will County Republican Majority. 

Source: Will County News

“Fake” Oil News

“Fake” Oil News
Briton Ryle Photo By Briton Ryle
Written Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Can sentiment toward crude oil get any worse?

It has become an article of faith that the world is hopelessly and unavoidably awash in oil and that the relentless growth of U.S. oil production — along with the Saudis’ amateurish attempts to control OPEC’s production growth — will keep crude prices from ever clearing the $50 a barrel level, much less returning to those $80–$100 numbers that marked oil’s heyday.

For the record, I am one of those who believe the future for oil prices has fundamentally changed. And yes, it’s largely due to U.S. oil companies and their amazing ability to innovate and adjust to a lower price environment.

Just a couple years ago, it cost U.S. shale producers around $60 a barrel to get crude out of the ground. The Saudis were well aware of this cost basis, and that’s why they boosted their own production at the end of 2014. In much the same way that Amazon or Wal-Mart uses price to crush the competition, the Saudis thought getting the price below $60 would crush U.S. oil production.

They were right, to an extent. Over 100 U.S. oil companies went bankrupt, and the U.S. stock market got hit as fears about banks’ exposure to high-yield bonds (roughly a third of which were oil-related) made the rounds.

Of course, the Saudis aren’t capitalists, so they don’t understand that old saying that necessity is the mother of invention.

U.S. oil companies had to cut costs to survive, and they did. Shale costs have been cut in half, to around $30 a barrel. The renaissance in the Permian Basin might even be more miraculous — drillers are applying new techniques to abandoned wells and getting a 91% return on their money. That puts the costs below $20 for Permian oil. And there’s more than 40 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

The U.S. is now the third-largest oil producer in the world, after Russia and Saudi Arabia. And there isn’t much that can impact that production. So it’s easy to see why many people think it’s impossible for us to ever work off the incredible amount of oil we have in storage right now. It’s also why I don’t think oil prices will trade much above $60 anytime soon.

But with that said, you have to pay attention when sentiment gets so one-sided, like it is with oil right now.

The Biggest Poker Game

The stock market is like the world’s biggest poker game. And if you know anything about poker, you know how important appearances are. If you have a great hand, you want people to think you don’t because you’ll make more money if everyone’s betting against you.

Right now, three of the biggest mutual fund/ETF companies are up to their eyeballs in ExxonMobil stock. All together, BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street own over 765 million shares of Exxon, worth around $62 billion.

About a month ago, in a shareholder vote, these three heavyweights passed a measure requiring Exxon to release periodic studies about how climate change will affect Exxon’s business. In essence, they said, “We are worried about the future of oil, and we want you tell us what you see coming.”

And they did this in a very public way, so everyone knows they are worried. If these companies are holding such a bad hand, why on earth would they telegraph it like this?

It’s because this is how Wall Street operates. It’s called “talking your book,” and it means you only express opinions that help you achieve you investment goals.

For instance, if you want to buy a particular stock, do you tell people how great the company is? Or do you suggest that things aren’t so great for the company? Yeah, you probably keep your bullish opinion to yourself so other investors don’t run the price higher. But once you’ve bought a bunch of the stock, then you start going on CNBC and writing articles about how great the stock is.

Ironically, Raymond James analysts just released a research note to their clients that says there’s a lot of fake oil news out there:

While the label “fake news” has gained recent political popularity, the simple reality is that we think some oil price headlines have been misleading, or outright wrong, and they have distracted investors from what we believe is fundamentally a bullish overall picture for oil.

Huh. Interesting…


The Changing Tide of Fake News

Now that we’ve had a news cycle whip oil sentiment into a massively bearish frenzy, the Wall Street playbook calls for a reversal. And there are a couple items from this Raymond James report to notice. First, the myths being spread (and they gave us a nice graphic for them):

oil myths small

Now, I’m not going to take each of the myths on right now. But I do want to address one in particular that has been particularly influential: oil inventories.

The line is that record-high oil inventories aren’t falling, so there’s no way we will ever work off the surplus. But Raymond James says U.S. inventories have been falling by 280K barrels a day since March and that global inventories are likely falling by about 1.2 million barrels a day.

That’s significant.

I keep checking analyst earnings estimates for Laredo Petroleum (NYSE: LPI). They basically aren’t changing even though oil prices have been weaker than expected. Laredo is a profitable oil company working the low-cost Permian Basin. Its current forward P/E is 14, and it has a PEG ratio of 0.5.

Just a couple months ago, it was a $14 stock. Today, it’s about $10.

If Raymond James (and me) is right, the news cycle for oil is about to shift gears to a more bullish tone. Laredo is probably a pretty good idea right about now.

Until next time,

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Briton Ryle

Source: Will County News