Archive for June, 2017

10 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COMEY TESTIMONY

June 13, 2017

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1. Comey clearly stated that President Trump was at no point the subject of any FBI investigation.

2. Comey confirmed that the President never asked for the Russia investigation to be dropped.

3. Even MSNBC host Chis Matthews admitted that the TrumpRussiacollusionnarrativecame apart” with Comey’s testimony.

4. The former FBI director put it simply: “There have been many, many stories based on — well, lots of stuff, but about Russia that are dead wrong.”

5. The MSM has become reliant on anonymous sources, and it speaks volumes that it took a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to bring the truth to light.

6. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, sought further clarification by pointedly asking about a much-discussed New York Times’ story titled “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.” Comey did not mince words by responding that the Times’ story “was not true” and saying yes when Cotton asked if the article was “almost entirely wrong.”

7. Comey also used Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch’s question on the Times’ false reporting as an opportunity to expand on “the challenge” with media reports using classified information and anonymous sourcing. He put it simply: “The people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on.”

8. He went on to explain that “those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it. And we don’t call the press to say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic.’ We just have to leave it there.” Underscoring the problems this administration has against a narrative based on unidentified sources and rumors.

9. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on leaks to the press highlighted the agenda of the MSM to use leaks to harm the President, but also forced Comey to admit that he himself had leaked damaging information about the President. Rubio astutely observed “the only thing that’s never been leaked is the fact that the President was not personally under investigation.” Why? Because that didn’t fit the left’s Trump-Russia narrative.

10. We did learn a great deal about Comey’s concerns regarding the previous administratin — specifically the apparent obstruction arising from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation. The Obama administration has serious questions to answer based on Comey’s testimony.

The Comey hearing ended up being a bust for those peddling conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia, and even more embarrassing for the media outlets fueling that hysteria with inaccurate reporting. It’s past time for this witch hunt to end, and hopefully Comey’s testimony helped hasten its demise.

Editor’s Note: Taken from a CNN oped on 6/09/2017 written by Anthony Scaramucci. Mr. Scaramucci is the founder of SkyBridge Capital and was a member of the Trump transition team.

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20 REASONS WHY LEAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA

June 4, 2017

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1. The PARIS Agreement costs: $2.5 trillion in lost GDP.

2. It will increase electricity costs between 13% to 20%.

3. 400,000 jobs will be lost -of which 200k are in manufacturing.

4. It will reduce the income of a family of 4 by $20,000.

5. It asks U.S. and China to pay for carbon emotions. However, only we pledged the most while China hasn’t pledged anything.

6. According to corporate leaders the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have little impact on their investments and strategies. Companies are already adjusting to consumer demands to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. They’re held responsible by consumers -not government.

7. Firms buy natural gas and renewable electricity because it is becoming cheaper (due to advancing technology), not because the omnipotent government tells them. Technology is the best way to reduce emissions -not treaties. And to do so without harming consumers through increasing the cost of electricity.

8. The Paris Agreement only mitigates about 0.2 degrees of the 2 degrees of expected warming -if UN models are accurate (doubtful).

9. After Bush’s Kyoto withdrawal, electricity prices in the US were half of the European Union average -which went up by 55% from 2005 to 2013. US energy prices are 1/3 of the prices in Germany -where emissions have gone up thanks to the abandonment of nuclear power.

10. Germany IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE INEFFICIENCY OF GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MARKETS. Draughts, surpluses & carbon emissions are up in Germany.

11. 15% of the world (1.2 billion ppl) don’t have access to electricity, yet alone the capability to get it through green energy.

12. Biofuels lead to 200k/yr of additional deaths because crops aren’t producing food due to government mandates for biofuels.

13. Third World countries need their own industrial revolution. The  Paris Agreement negates that right.

14. It will cost $100 trillion to MAYBE reduce global warming by 3/10 of 1 degree by 2100. Less than 1% of its’ targets.

15. A 26-28% reduction of 2005 green house emissions levels by 2025 reduces GDP by 150 billion $/yr and costs 6 million jobs.

16. 20-30% raise in the cost of electricity, and a 150th thousands of a degree cooling by 2100 postpones global warming by 8 months.

17. $100 billion/year of our tax money transfers to 3rd world countries and their corrupt governments.

18. Fossil fuels are the cheapest, most efficient and cost effective form of energy.

19. We must keep manufacturing in developed countries because of proper local regulations. Standards in 3rd World countries will damage the planet.

20. The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing. -China Russia India

BETTER THAN #ParisAgreement:
1.Drill locally
2.Simplify tax code
3.Reduce gov spending
4.Reduce Deficit spending
5.Reduce Deficit financing