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Bogota, Columbia Gets 24 Inches of Snow

Snow in Bogota
Colombia’s capital Bogota was surprised on Sunday by a major hail storm that covered the south of the city with a 24-inch layer of icy snow.

The excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city.

Entire streets became either covered in ice or former rivers, while rooftops were damaged and trees fell down.

“Fortunately there are no victims, just material damage,” Javier Pava of the Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit was quoted as saying by newspaper El Espectador.

OBAMA’S PLAN FOR A FASCIST AMERICA

Dr. Jack Wheeler
Behind The Lines
Friday, 13 March 2015

Americans are welcome now in Vietnam, where so many people speak English because it’s required to learn it in school as a second language. Vietnamese have embraced capitalism with a vengeance, even while they are ruled by the same Commie Party we fought in the 60s, the Hammer & Sickle flies everywhere and Ho Chi Minh is pictured on their currency.

The days of America being Hanoi’s enemy are long gone. China is the enemy today as it has been for over two thousand years of Vietnamese history, against which Hanoi needs America as an ally. The tides of history ebb and flow. America’s greatest enemy today is not external but within.

A far more mortal danger to our country than Putin Russia, Chicom China, or Reconquista Mexico is a Hate America White House with the clear goal of creating a Fascist America.

Government control of all of our major institutions and industries is taking place right before our eyes in broad daylight. If we have any chance of reversing it, we must begin by identifying exactly what is going on. The first step is to call what is going on by its accurate name: fascism.

The Left loves to use the term as a pejorative sneer for anything lefties don’t like. But as an economic theory it has a specific meaning.

Socialism is government ownership of businesses and industries, with everyone in the economy – workers, managers, executives – being an employee of the State. In Castro’s Cuba until recently, even shoeshine boys had to belong to a state cooperative.

Fascism, by contrast and far more dishonestly, is government control of ostensibly private business and industry, the owners and executives of which can do nothing without bureaucratic regulatory approval. This is the economy Zero is determined to achieve. He is doing so with astonishing rapidity – and with Chicago gangsterism and corrupt thuggishness, hallmarks of any fascist regime.

So rapid and thuggishly thorough it leaves the Marxist agenda of the Frankfurt School’s “march through the institutions” – both economic and cultural – of the 20th century in the dust. It is a 21st century blitzkrieg of fascism. Let’s itemize it.

*Healthcare. This is the most obvious. Obamacare is a fascist federal takeover of the entire scope of health and medical care in the US, from insurance to hospitals to physicians.

*Banking. Less obvious is the extent to which the Dodd-Frank Act, named after two of the most corrupt crooks ever in Congress, gives federal regulators unlimited arbitrary control over the entire banking industry in the US.

*Communications. The recent ruling of the FCC now makes the Internet a federally regulated utility, giving Zero’s bureaucrats unlimited power for stifling innovation, competition, and websites they disapprove of. Add to this, of course, Zero’s NSA that has unlimited power to spy on the private communications of all Americans.

*Energy. The excuse of imaginary man-made global warming as a rationale for Climate Fascism to control energy production has so far failed – thanks to fracking and global cooling. But not for lack of trying, as climate fascists become ever more hysterical in their demands and hatred for anyone who denies their lies.

*Education. Common Core is the Department of Education’s takeover of local and state education on steroids. There is no constitutional authority for the very existence of the federal Education Department, much less its Anti-American history propaganda of Common Core or Mrs. Zero’s fascist school lunch starvation program.

*Defense. The combination of the homosexualization of the military, massive defense cuts, and the promotion of officers who are merely politically correct bureaucrats in uniform is reducing the Pentagon to Zero’s Poodle.

Add to this the treating allies like Israel with contempt, the refusal to defend America from Moslem barbarianism, and helping Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.

*Family and Culture. Homofascism, same-sex “marriage” now morphing to homopolygamy, the unceasing attempts to racially divide America and demonize whites as racist (witness Zero’s latest: “Slaves built the White House”).

*Economy and Unemployment. Crony capitalism, mass unemployment and disability payments to gain mass dependency on government welfare. People dependent on you vote for you.

*Justice and the Rule of Law. Two words define the most corrupt federal justice system in US history: Eric Holder. Add to this Zero’s blizzard of unconstitutional edicts (Executive Orders and Memorandums), and the blackmailing of Chief Justice John Roberts (and how many other judges?) to rule as demanded.

*Democracy. The purpose of Zero’s Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is to enable them to illegally vote to place Democrats in permanent power.

Put this all together, and you see it is a fully comprehensive across-the-board plan to create a Fascist America. The only way to stop it is to start pulling it out by the roots.

E.g., Dodd-Frank and Obamacare must be repealed, FCC net neutrality reversed, every Zero EO undone, the EPA and the Department of Education must be fully defunded and eliminated, no welfare of any kind for illegals… the list of what must be done is very long.

None of this can be done, however, without achieving the first priority: explaining exactly why Zero is a fascist, why Dems are fascist, why the Left is fascist – and refusing to support, donate money to or vote for any Pub politician who won’t do so.

Zero, the Dems, the Left’s Grievance Industry, and their propagandists pretending to call themselves “journalists” have got to be put on the defensive. They have to be labeled for what they in fact are: fascists advocating smothering (and unconstitutional) national government control over every major business and institution in America.

Thus the most critical issue of our day is Freedom vs. Fascism. The 2016 contest for Congress and the White House must be framed in this context.

“Are you for freedom or are you for fascism?” is the question to ask any politician. “Are you for liberating America’s businesses and institutions from Obama’s fascist controls or not?”

Freedom in America is dying, but it is not dead yet. It can still be rescued and revived – but not unless we correctly diagnose what is killing it. Only then can radical surgery be performed to remove the cancerous tumor of Obama Fascism causing its impending demise.

Exposing Obama’s Plan for a Fascist America is where we must start. Let’s get started.

From To The Point News

Jail Time For Hillary?

THE CHURCHILL OF OUR TIME

Written by Jack Kelly Thursday, 05 March 2015 on To The Point News:

Normally what politicians say matters much less than what they do.  But sometimes at a critical moment in history, a great speech by a great leader can bolster resolve to do what must be done.

“Our policy… “is to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime,” said Winston Churchill on May 13,1940, three days after he’d replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister.

“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,” he said June 4.  After the war, in 1946 Sir Winston warned that “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across (Europe).”

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday (3/3) was Churchillian.  He is the Churchill of our time.

The Israeli prime minister “had something of surpassing importance to say, and he said it with force, with strength, with conviction and with grace,” said Commentary editor John Podhoretz.

“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam,” Bibi Netanyahu said. “One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world.

“The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs,” he said. “To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen.”

The treaty the Obama administration is negotiating with the mullahs “paves Iran’s path to the bomb,” he said.

“With a mix of passion and steadfastness combined with a detailed prosecutor-like approach, Netanyahu exposed the deal,” said Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner. His arguments “deserve a serious response from the Obama administration – one it has yet to provide,” said the Washington Post.

Instead, ever since House Speaker John Boehner invited Mr. Netanyahu to come speak, the president and his aides have been hurling personal insults at Israel’s prime minister.

After failing to dissuade Bibi from accepting the invitation, the White House encouraged Democrats to boycott his speech.

“President Obama’s dislike for Netanyahu is intense,” said Haviv Rettig Gur in the Times of Israel. That’s because “those who do not confront evil resent those who do,” said radio talk show host Dennis Prager.

Mr. Obama is meddling in our election, said 62 percent in a Jerusalem Post poll. Most resent it.

Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the president actively supports regime change, said columnist Charles Krauthammer.

The “unprecedented” hostility expressed toward the head of state of an ally backfired, because it made the Netanyahu speech “the most important political event of 2015 by far,” Mr. Podhoretz said.

Democrats were split by White House efforts to get them to boycott it. About 50 did, but more didn’t. Many who didn’t praised Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks.

He was sharply critical of the Iran deal, but Mr. Netanyahu had only words of praise for Mr. Obama personally.  “Embarrassingly, the American president could not find it in his conniving heart to rise above his innate political pettiness,” said Andrew Malcolm of Investors Business Daily.

Mr. Obama thinks his scorn is sufficient to turn public opinion against the Israeli prime minister. He’s been misled by a mostly sycophantic news media, or by his enormous self regard.

Mr. Netanyahu’s “favorable” rating has risen sharply despite – or maybe because of – all the snark directed at him, according to a Gallup poll in February.

The development of nuclear weapons by Iran would pose a “critical” threat, said 77 percent in a Gallup poll last month. They’d support military action to stop Iran if diplomacy and sanctions fail, said substantial majorities in polls in 2012 and 2013.

Barack Obama is (alas) the U.S. president. But the leader of the Free World is Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jack Kelly is a former Marine and Green Beret and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration. He is national security writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

What Difference Does It Make…If I Withhold Critical Information?

– The Washington Times – Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Revelations about the sophistication of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s secret email system spurred a move in Congress Wednesday to subpoena her records about the Benghazi terrorist attacks, and stirred fresh doubts among Democrats about her presidential bid in 2016.

As the scope of Mrs. Clinton’s private email account became clear, the House Select Committee on Benghazi said it plans to subpoena “Clintonmail.com” for all correspondence related to the 2012 Benghazi consulate attack that killed four Americans. Seven previous congressional investigations did not find any criminality by U.S. officials in their response to the attack, but the discovery of Mrs. Clinton’s private email system is raising questions about whether she fully complied with previous probes.

“Without access to the relevant electronic information and stored data on the server — which was reportedly registered to her home — there is no way the committee, or anyone else, can fully explain why the committee uncovered two email addresses,” Jamal Ware, communications director for the select committee on Benghazi, said in a statement Wednesday. “This is why former Secretary Clinton’s exclusive use of personal emails to conduct official U.S. government business is so problematic and raises significant issues for transparency. The American people have a right to a full accounting of all the former Secretary’s emails,

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