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Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: Jeff Sessions, Attorney General #JeffSessions #AttorneyGeneral #TrumpPresidente

December 30, 2016

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  • Jeff Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946.
  • The son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with the core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today.
  • In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
  • Sessions worked his way through Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.
  • He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973.
  • Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986 ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career:

  • First as a practicing attorney in Russellville, and Mobile, Alabama
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977)
  • Nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years.
  • Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until 1997, when he entered the United States Senate.

As a United States Senator, Sessions has focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and empowering Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

  • Dubbed a “budget hawk” by the Alabama press, Sen. Sessions was selected for the 112th and 113th Congresses to serve as the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee to restrain the growth of federal spending and make permanent tax cuts.
  • As a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he is a leading advocate of confirming federal judges who follow the law and do not legislate from the bench.
  • As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sessions is a strong advocate for the military, including the four major defense installations in Alabama.
  • Sessions also serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His membership on the EPW Committee provides him the opportunity to develop policies that promote reliable and affordable energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • A strong environmentalist, he was responsible for legislation that created the newest addition to the National Wildlife Refuge system, the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge near Anniston.
  • He authored legislation that extended wilderness protection for Dugger Mountain in the Talladega National Forest, and
  • The White House, upon Sessions’ recommendation, formed a high-level working group to assess mercury pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Senator Sessions authored the Honoring Every Requirement of Exemplary Service (HEROES) Act, which was signed into law in May 2005. This legislation increased the payment received by the families of fallen combat soldiers from $12,000 to $100,000 and also increased the maximum servicemen’s life insurance benefit from $250,000 to $400,000.
  • Sessions played a leading role in ensuring that the Medicare Prescription Drug law included a rural health care component that reduced the disparity in Medicare payments that has devastated Alabama hospitals.
  • Sessions authored a key provision in the 2001 tax cut bill to make interest earned on tuition savings and prepaid tuition plans tax free.
  • Senator Sessions joined in leading efforts to make funding more equal in the Ryan White CARE Act. The South has been hardest hit with HIV/AIDS in recent years, but the funding formula kept most of the money going to big cities. The new legislation will bring much-needed funding to Alabama, making health care available for low-income Alabamians living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Sessions was the author of the Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Law of 2000, which authorized badly needed funds for state and local crime labs to reduce the backlog of ballistics, blood, and DNA tests
  • Senator Sessions worked closely with his Gulf state-colleagues to open 8.3 million acres of land in the Gulf of Mexico to new energy exploration, the first such expansion in decades. The newly opened tract of land, which is 125 miles off the coast, contains an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of oil and 6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The law also included a provision to share tens-of-millions of federal revenue dollars each year with Alabama to fund environmental restoration and coastal infrastructure projects.

While serving in the United States Senate, Sessions has received numerous awards including:

  • the American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Excellence
  • The Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award
  • The National Taxpayers Union Friend of the Taxpayer Award
  • The Watchdogs of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award
  • The National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award
  • The Coalition of Republican Environment Advocates Teddy Roosevelt Environmental Award; and
  • The Alabama Farmers Federation Service to Agriculture Award.

In 2014, the people of Alabama overwhelmingly voted to return Sessions to the Senate for a fourth term, electing him with more than 97 percent of all votes cast.

He keeps close tabs on the concerns of his Alabama constituents, holding town meetings and traveling to all 67 counties in the state each year.

While serving as the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee in the 110th Congress, Sessions was the senior Republican who questioned Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Sessions focused on Sotomayor’s views on empathy as a quality for a judge, arguing that “empathy for one party is always prejudice against another.”Sessions also questioned the nominee about her views on the use of foreign law in deciding cases,as well as her role in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF).

On July 28, 2009, Sessions joined five Republican colleagues in voting against Sotomayor’s nomination in the Judiciary Committee. The committee approved Sotomayor by a vote of 13–6. Sessions also voted against Sotomayor when her nomination came before the full Senate. He was one of 31 senators (all Republicans) to do so, while 68 voted to confirm the nominee.

Sessions also served as the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee during the nomination process for Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens. Sessions based his opposition on the nominee’s lack of experience, her background as a political operative (Kagan had said that she worked in the Clinton White House not as a lawyer but as a policy adviser), and her record on guns, abortion, and gay rights. Sessions pointed out that Kagan “has a very thin record legally, never tried a case, never argued before a jury, only had her first appearance in the appellate courts a year ago.”

Sessions focused the majority of his criticism on Kagan’s treatment of the military while she was dean of Harvard Law School. During her tenure, Kagan reinstated the practice of requiring military recruiters to coordinate their activities through a campus veterans organization, rather than the school’s Office of Career Services. Kagan argued that she was trying to comply with a law known as the Solomon Amendment, which barred federal funds from any college or university that did not grant military recruiters equal access to campus facilities. Sessions asserted that Kagan’s action was a violation of the Solomon Amendment and that it amounted to “demeaning and punishing the military.” He also argued that her action showed a willingness to place her politics above the law, and questioned “whether she had the intellectual honesty, the clarity of mind, that you would expect on the Supreme Court.”

On July 20, 2010, Sessions and five Republican colleagues voted against Kagan’s nomination. Despite this, the Judiciary Committee approved the nomination by a 13–6 vote. Sessions also voted against Kagan in the full Senate vote, joining 36 other senators (including one Democrat) in opposition. 63 senators voted to confirm Kagan. Following the vote, Sessions remarked on future nominations and elections, saying that Americans would “not forgive the Senate if we further expose our Constitution to revision and rewrite by judicial fiat to advance what President Obama says is a broader vision of what America should be.”

Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Sessions refused to consider any nominee for the position. Sessions maintained his opposition after President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit judge Merrick Garland, joining other Republican Senators in delaying a Supreme Court hearing until the inauguration of a new president.

Sessions has served as a lay leader and as a Sunday school teacher at his family’s church, Ashland Place United Methodist Church, in Mobile. He served as the Chairman of his church’s Administrative Board and has been selected as a delegate to the annual Alabama Methodist Conference.

2016 presidential election

Sessions was an early supporter of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, and was a major policy adviser to the Trump campaign, especially in regard to immigration and national security. Sessions donned a “Make America Great Again” cap at a Trump rally in August 2015, and Stephen Miller, Sessions’s longtime-communications director, joined the Trump campaign. On February 28, 2016, Sessions officially endorsed Donald Trump for president. The Trump campaign considered Sessions for the position of running mate, and Sessions was widely seen as a potential Cabinet secretary in a Trump administration.

After electoral victory and his nominee-designation by President-elect Trump as Attorney General, Sessions also played a large role in appointments and policy preparation relative to space, NASA and related facilities in Alabama.

President-elect Trump announced on November 18, 2016, that he plans to nominate Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.[50]

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

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Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Vincent Viola, Secretary of the Army

December 19, 2016

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The son of a truck driver from Brooklyn, Vincent Viola started the electronic-trading firm Virtu Financial in 2008. He took the company public in April 2015, touting its can’t-lose business model and the fact that it turned a profit on 1,484 of its first 1,485 days in operation. Viola graduated from West Point in 1977 and New York Law School in 1983. He reportedly paid $105 million for a Brooklyn building in 2016, not far from where he grew up. Viola also owns the NHL’s Florida Panthers.

Born: 1956 In Brooklyn, New York, United States
Spouse Teresa Viola
Children 3
Residence New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Founder, Virtu Financial
Owner of the Florida Panthers NHL ice hockey franchise
Vincent Viola on Forbes Lists:
#374 Forbes 400 (2016)
#307 in 2015
#959 Billionaires (2016)
#338 in United States

He is a veteran: The son of a truck driver, Viola grew up in Brooklyn and was reportedly the first member of his family to attend college. He graduated from West Point in 1977 and served in the 101st Airborne Division before eventually attaining the rank of Major in the Army Reserves.

He has remained involved in military affairs: In 2003, Viola established and funded the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, which researches counterterrorism policy and educates soldiers and government officials on how to confront threats.

He made a fortune in electronic trading: Viola joined the New York Mercantile Exchange in 1982 and was its chairman from 2001 to 2004. But he owes his fortune to Virtu Financial, the electronic-trading outfit he founded in 2008. The company — which uses powerful computers to make large numbers of transactions at very high speeds — turned a profit on 1,484 of its first 1,485 days in operation. Michael Lewis, in 2014 his book “Flash Boys,” pointed to Virtu’s winning streak as evidence that high-frequency traders have a huge informational advantage over other investors. Viola took the company public in April 2015.

Owns valuable New York real estate: Viola owns a 20,000-square-foot townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near Central Park. In December 2013 he listed the home — complete with a giant red bow tied across its facade — for a staggering $114 million. He later quietly reduced the price to $98 million before pulling it from the market. This past April Viola paid the Jehovah’s Witnesses $105 million for a Brooklyn building located near his childhood home.

He owns the Florida Panthers: Viola bought the NHL team from a group of investors that included billionaire Wayne Huizenga for $160 million in 2013. Since taking over, he has reportedly brought his military ties to the team, holding training camps and playing exhibition games at West Point.

“Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any challenge,” Trump said in a statement.

“This great honor comes with great responsibility, and I will fight for the American people and their right to live free every day,” Viola said in a statement. “A primary focus of my leadership will be ensuring that America’s soldiers have the ways and means to fight and win across the full spectrum of conflict.”

 

 

 

 

DONALD TRUMP: La Clase Trabajadora, El Capitalismo, y La Inmigración

December 19, 2016

img_2510La democracia moderna nació en Atenas como consecuencia del reclamo del pueblo por una porción de la economía que en aquel momento era dominada por la aristocracia. Pericles fue inteligente y entendió que no se puede manejar a una sociedad mientras se subvierte sistemáticamente a la mayoría de sus ciudadanos.

En 1215, la decisión del Rey John de Gran Bretaña, de firmar la Magna Carta no fue por la defensa de la “Libertad del Individuo”, sino por las demandas de la clase media por una Libertad Económica que permita a todos tener oportunidades de desarrollo.

Democracias siempre han surgido, o desaparecido dependiendo del nivel de satisfacción de la clase media y de su pueblo.

Un buen sistema económico debe ser como la marea del mar que eleva a todos los barcos que se encuentran en ella. El sistema del mercado libre -o capitalismo- es tal sistema. Sin embargo, la mayoría de nuestros presidentes han permitido la degeneración del mercado libre hacia el corporativismo donde las compañías más ricas influyen al gobierno de turno, y donde el Estado es cada vez más omnipotente.

El Capitalismo depende de la habilidad del gobierno de garantizar la justicia universal de sus ciudadanos. La única igualdad conducente a la libertad es la igualdad ante la ley, la única que debe asegurarse sin destruir la libertad.

La inmigración ilegal a los EEUU se convirtió en un tema importante durante la campaña electoral del 2016 porque a pesar de que sea considerada como el motor del crecimiento económico que ha tenido los EEUU, esta no ha sido manejada de una manera responsable, o humanitaria por nuestros líderes políticos. Milton Friedman describió que un país no puede tener fronteras abiertas mientras a la vez otorgue servicios sociales demasiado generosos. El país sería sobrecargado por aquellos en busca de tales beneficios, por encima de aquellos que entran con buenas intenciones. El capitalismo no puede sobrevivir bajo tales condiciones.

En la Unión Europea por ejemplo, se requiere que se de prioridad de entrada al inmigrante sin especialización laboral, por encima del inmigrante con mano de obra avanzada. El resultado ha sido mayor desempleo para el ciudadano europeo, sin los beneficios de la marea alta creada por nuevas industrias. Lo mismo pasa en los EEUU donde un inmigrante emprendedor en Silicon Valley no puede obtener visa de trabajo, mientras que cientos de miles de indocumentados reciben amnistía después de haber atravesado la frontera ilegalmente. El que sufre es el trabajador Americano por consecuencia de una economía que no puede fomentar el crecimiento de industrias avanzadas que alcen la marea para todos.

Donald Trump ha sabido identificar tales problemas y entiende al pueblo que reclama por mayor orden y sentido común. Nuestro nuevo Presidente representa los mejores intereses del pueblo americano y está dispuesto a terminar con este sistema que por tantas generaciones hemos querido cambiar.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

October 20, 2016

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Donald Trump courageously debates and exposes Hillary Clinton -the epitome of political corruption, and defender of a World Order that has been rigged for generations. Yet, this same system that most of us dissaprove of has never been defended with as much ferocity as it is today. Why is he being criticized for calling the system for what it is?

Donald Trump first defeated the RIGHT HALF of a degenerated Republican Party that invented the loaded term of “Neoliberalism” which describes a political theory that used the rhetoric of free market economics, and conservatism in order to win elections, but pushed a statist agenda that grew the size of government, the power of lobbyists, the national debt, American interventionism, and corporativism.

Donald Trump held his party responsible for its roll in going along with an unjust and corrupt system that wasn’t any better than the Democrat Party. Mr Trump was able to identify our political and systemic problems in a way that made the American citizen feel heard and understood. Hence, his ability to win the Republican nomination despite the rejection from the entrenched political aristocrats running the RNC. Blue color conservatives and constitutionalists were able to see past his lack of political experience and were able to identify in Mr Trump his innate ability to motivate and lead people towards excellence and success.

Now he is fighting against a robotic candidate that has been preparing for over a half century and that represents a fast growing Orwellian state that dominates our system, our culture, and that looks to also control our lives. 1984 is indeed turning the omnipresence of the state into a reality in 2016.

Donald’s fighting instincts refuses to accept this rigged system that we silently acknowledge but that political correctness demonizes. From our latest Nobel Prize winner in literature -Bob Dylan in the 60’s and 70’s, to the lyrical protests of Public Enemy in the 80’s and 90’s, to the tenacious Rage Against the Machine in the 90’s and early 21st century, young adults have been protesting and voicing their discontent with an American system that is loosing its grip on freedom, justice, and morality.

Politically our nation has always been a contrarian society. From its foundation, to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights movement, to the Anti-War movement, and even the Occupy Wall Street movement, we’ve always fought for what is just. However, anyone who today questions the current system is now ridiculed, labeled as immoral, a malcontent, or even a deplorable individual.

Here you have a real puppet of the global elite that has lied, flip flopped, broken the law, conspired against the people she represents, made deals that favor her contributors or her political ambitions, put generations of minorities in prison, and much more. Nevertheless, the biased media, the vulgar entertainment industry, and a large number of people who have been persuaded into complacency, and utopian promises have the audacity to name call, judge, and demean those of us that have avoided the deception.

Some of us prefer to appreciate the value of a fighting leader of American greatness, and forgive a man that may be filled with flaws but that is comfortable owning his imperfections yet confident enough to put himself in the battlefield for what he believes in. How many of us can look at ourselves in the mirror, accept our shortcomings, and then go out there and fight with all our might for our own American Dream?

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Top 10 Recent Inconvenient Stories The Media Won’t Cover:

September 26, 2016

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Just a few of the latest Hilary Clinton & Obama decisions that strengthen the system and the status quo:

1. Obama is bringing approximately 110,000 Muslim refugees into predominantly Christian communities. All done through executive action, without consideration of the communities that do not have a say in this matter.

2. Sending 40 Special Forces to Aid Turkish Troops in Northern Syria to combat ISIS. It’s not a typo -40. The decision reflects the pusillanimous character of our President who doesn’t have the courage to commit to either leaving the region completely, or to do what is required in order to succeed with the mission of ending terrorism.

3. The Clinton campaign referring to their Hispanic Community Outreach Program as “Project Taco Bowl”. No word or outrage from neither the Hispanic, nor the english speaking media.

4. At least 161 jihadists have been liberated from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, during Obama’s tenure, including nine who are known to have reengaged in terrorist activities and 11 suspected of doing so, reveals a report by the Office the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

5. Emails showing Clinton Foundation staff “hobnobbing with a powerful Haitian politician and using connections at the State Department to try to influence U.S. policy decisions involving that same politician.” The foundation’s efforts on behalf of Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive ran “contrary to what Mrs. Clinton promised when she went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2009 as Barack Obama’s secretary of state nominee.

http://www.infowars.com/warning-the-clintons-plundered-haiti/

6. Sponsoring Palestinian Terrorism by Obama and Climton:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-support-of-palestinian-terrorism/article/2601764

7. Arming ISIS:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/08/politics/amnesty-international-isis-weapons-u-s-/index.html

8. Funding Iranian State sponsored Terrorism. AGAIN:

9. Turkish immigrant shoots and kills 5 people in Washington.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/suspect-washington-shooting-zombie-arrested-072225032.html?ref=gs

10. AN AMERICAN COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF CHINA OVER USA.
A US federal court has thrown out a price-fixing judgment against Chinese vitamin C makers, effectively arguing that the companies cannot be held liable because they were required by the Chinese government to violate US law. The idea that the Chinese Communist Party can orchestrate harm to US consumers is nothing short of insane. If the legal system won’t act, policymakers must.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-court-throws-out-price-fixing-judgment-against-chinese-vitamin-c-manufacturers-1474391092

 

 

Hispanic Community Hero Rejected Illegal Immigration

September 12, 2016

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Cesar Chavez is a celebrated Hispanic community hero and union leader who was a strong advocate against illegal immigration.

Cesar Chavez explained the dangers of allowing undocumented foreigners from entering the American job market through his own experience of fighting for his own job, as well as from fighting for his union members. Documented legal workers were loosing their occupations, seeing their salaries diminished, and their work benefits disappear because employers preferred to hire illegal cheaper labor that was willing to do the same work for less money, and without the worry of unions or benefits.

In 1973, Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Union set up a “wet line” along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally and potentially undermining the UFW’s unionization efforts.

Chavez also witnessed the eventual growth of the Human Trafficking Industry that put in danger the lives of millions of innocent Hispanics that fell prey to the promises of reaching the Land of Oz where money grew on trees, and jobs were a never ending opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Cesar Chavez  predicted the dangers that the spread of this way of thinking created -an eventual nightmare for the low skilled American worker that lacked the knowledge, strength, and courage to fight for their rights.

Cesar Chavez was an American Labor and Civil Rights leader. The fact that he spoke spanish is no reason to believe that he favored illegal immigration. It was actually, the complete opposite.