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Foreign Aid Often Hurts More Than Helps 
by Brian Mark Weber
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Bolton – Kim Is Lying, Stalling For 
Time, Trying To Hogtie Trump 
{ rickwells.us } ~ John Bolton points out that North Korea is very close to achieving “their dream of the past twenty-five years or more... being able to deliver thermo-nuclear warheads on target in the United States. They’re very close and they don’t want anything that would interfere with them crossing that finish line.” Shannon Bream asks, “If they’re that close, why in the world would they agree to now halt the program, to give it up completely? It just doesn’t logically make any sense.” Bolton replies, “Because they’re lying,” and that “they want to buy time, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, whatever it is they need to get across the finish line.” Bolton predicts “it could either be a long and unproductive meeting or a short and unproductive meeting,” dependent upon the posturing of Kim Jong Un. Shannon Bream plays a clip of Marco Rubio predicting it is a ploy on the part of Kim in which will portray himself as being cooperative to the world and President Trump as uncooperative, persuading them to back off of sanctions...  https://rickwells.us/bolton-kim-lying-trump/
VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JTYS59R4v4
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Radio Legend Michael Savage Approached 
To Run Against Sen. Dianne Fein-stein 
by Joshua Caplan
{ hegatewaypundit.com } ~ Radio legend Michael Savage revealed to his audience Friday that ‘very important people,’ have approached him to run against Senator Dianne Fein-stein (D-CA)... “Some very important people have come to me and said ‘Savage, would you like to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate in the of California against the esteemed Dianne Fein-stein?’ Now you may say ‘you don’t have a ghost of a chance.’ With all those illegal aliens, with all that union money, with no press on your side, how could you David run against the Goliath of Fein-stein?” […] I’ve been holding down the fort for 24 years this March. 24 years in the radio business and I am younger than Dianne Fein-stein. That’s right. I’ve been asked by a number of very powerful, important people to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate in the state of California and I am contemplating whether I really want to leave what I’ve worked for all my life and roll in the mud because politics is the dirty business on the planet.” Savage did not reveal who is pushing him to run for the U.S. Senate or what type of backing he would receive...  http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/report-radio-legend-michael...
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Chairman Nunes Reveals Fusion GPS
Connection to liar-nObama White House
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Well this latest twist is sketchy as hell. In December last year we learned about Nellie Ohr working for Fusion GPS... and channeling liar-Clinton/Steele ‘dossier’ information to her husband Bruce Ohr who worked in the DOJ National Security Division. Today Fox News is revealing that Fusion-GPS #2 man-in-charge, Neil King Jr., was/is married to President liar-nObama’s White House Policy Adviser, Shailagh Murray; who was also Joe loose lips-Biden’s Deputy-Chief-of-Staff.  It’s becoming more and more transparently obvious that Fusion-GPS was one of the contractors with access to the FBI and NSA database; and when Admiral Rogers shut down that access April 18, 2016, Fusion-GPS needed a workaround to access the system through the Dept. of Justice National Security Division (DOJ-NSD), via Bruce Ohr...  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/09/sketchy-business-ch... 
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CNN Anchor: Trump Goes Down as a 
‘Great President’ if He Solved North Korea
Crisis, ‘There’s No Way Around That’ 
by David Rutz
{ freebeacon.com } ~ CNN anchor Erin Burnett commented President Donald Trump would go down as a "great president" if he managed to solve the generational North Korean nuclear crisis... adding "there's no way around that." The White House stunned the world Thursday night with the announcement that Trump had accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un, the young dictator of North Korea who has repeatedly threatened the United States with destruction. If the summit takes place—the South Koreans have said the meeting will take place by May—it would be the first face-to-face meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. It was the main topic on cable news Thursday night, and Burnett made the comment after moderating a panel on the significance and pitfalls of such a meeting...
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Colombia Ambassador Pick’s Testimony Spurs
Questions About Role in Benghazi Aftermath 
by Susan Crabtree
{ freebeacon.com } ~ Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) wants more answers from Joseph Macmanus, a career foreign service officer nominated for the post of U.S. ambassador to Colombia... about his role in helping former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton respond to the 2012 Benghazi attack. "The senator remains concerned about the ability of the nominee to effectively represent the United States as ambassador to Colombia," a Rubio spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon late Thursday, a day after Macmanus testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The confirmation process is still ongoing, and the nominee will have an opportunity to address further questions," Rubio's spokesman added. Rubio is one of several Republican senators who have taken issue with Macmanus's nomination over his close ties to liar-Hillary Clinton during her tenure at State, amid other concerns...   http://freebeacon.com/politics/colombia-ambassador-picks-testimony-... 
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Foreign Aid Often Hurts More Than Helps 
by Brian Mark Weber:  There’s an old saying that charity begins at home. While the spirit of the phrase is controversial in our hyper-political climate, the fact is that sending federal aid overseas is more of a feel-good solution than a long-term way of reducing poverty or increasing the ability of people to become more self-reliant and prosperous.

            For decades, the United States has sent aid to countries around the world with the noble intention of helping those unable to access the basic necessities of life such as medicine, running water and shelter. But some Third World countries never break the cycle of poverty, and this often has more to do with their corrupt political leaders than a lack of work ethic, resources or a desire to improve. When these corrupt regimes are flush with American cash, it’s no wonder that so many poor nations fail to prosper.
            The best way for people to escape poverty is to implement a free-market economy, support individual freedom and business expansion and fight political corruption. The reason tyrannical and corrupt regimes don’t follow this advice is self-evident.
            The data show that free nations are more prosperous than those whose political systems aim for equality at all costs. The Heritage Foundation’s 2018 Index of Economic Freedom ranks 180 nations based on their level of economic freedom and the corresponding level of poverty. Some economic studies send mixed messages, but not this one. The numbers are irrefutable: As economic freedom increases, poverty decreases.
           As Patrick Tyrrell writes at The Daily Signal, “This finding should not be overlooked when organizations like the International Monetary Fund or the World Bank plan aid for developing countries. Such aid too often ignores economic freedom violations by despots, dictators, and autocrats.”
            There seems to be little thought given to where the aid goes when it leaves places like the IMF or World Bank, or how the money is spent if it actually makes it past an entrenched autocracy. But should we expect anything different from organizations that habitually overlook corruption in countries receiving aid?
            Tyrrell adds, “Strongmen who disregard property rights or the rule of law to remain in power have been rewarded with billions of dollars in foreign aid from rich countries for decades. Despots and dictators have often used this aid to solidify their grips on power, such as by withholding food aid from groups that do not support them.”
          So that’s why decades of American and international aid hasn’t even made a dent in the problem.
            Not surprisingly, the political Left is often the driving force behind these global relief programs, and government aid isn’t the only problem. More often than not, so-called progressive aid organizations are plagued by malfeasance while the people in need to continue to suffer. We only need to look at what the loar-Clinton Global Initiative did with contributions from wealthy, progressive donors. Remember the millions that were sent the liar-Clintons’ way in order to help the Haitian people recover from the 2010 earthquake? Haiti still hasn’t recovered, yet the liar-Clintons have rolled in cash.
            Another segment of our society pushing for more global assistance is progressive Christians, who use their faith as justification for pouring billions of dollars of government aid into poverty-stricken countries. Once a donation drops into the collection basket, the assumption is that a hungry mouth will be fed and medicines will be delivered.
            Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. As The Resurgent’s Peter Heck suggests, “Christians who see their brother in need personally should give generously from their own resources, bank accounts, and wealth to care for them. Christians who see their brothers in need in other parts of the world should support charitable organizations that work to rebuild their lives through missions and relief efforts.
          This sounds reasonable considering that Americans are the most generous people in the world. “Americans out-donate Britain and Canada two-to-one and nations like Italy and Germany 20-to-one,” The Almanac of American Philanthropy reported in 2016. “What’s more, more than half of every single income class except those earning less than $25,000, give to charity. The much maligned top 1% in the U.S. economy fork over one-third of all donations made.
            But Heck adds, “Christians who are interested in results more than political posturing, should encourage and urge their government to spread a doctrine of economic freedom to the impoverished world. That, far more than confiscation and redistribution of wealth, achieves the results we desire.”
            The problem with sending money overseas is that it doesn’t get to the needy, and it therefore has a minimal impact on people’s long-term living conditions. Princeton University economist Angus Deaton, who worked for decades at the World Bank, asserts that rich do-gooders may be exacerbating the problem of corruption in the Third World, given that there’s been so little to show for $135 billion in global aid.
            What Deaton and other economists discovered was that countries receiving aid actually found their economic situation growing worse because the relationship between the governments and their people changed. This makes sense. A country is less likely to be accountable to its people if the government can rely on a steady stream of international aid.
            The U.S. should lead the way toward reform. This includes ensuring that nations receiving aid are working toward implementing policies that expand the economic and political rights of their people, and working directly with aid organizations rather than funneling money through politicians and despots.
            We can also apply these standards to our own cities, by promoting entrepreneurship and supporting business-friendly policies that help the downtrodden build independence and wealth. Like Third World despots, Democrat mayors across the country have largely squandered hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars since the “Great Society.
            Only when we battle poverty at its root cause will we break the cycle of political corruption and poverty.  ~The Patriot Pos
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ALERT --> Minnesota Elects First Muslim Congresswoman In US History!!!

Minnesota voters sent Somali immigrant Ilhan Omar of the DFL party to Congress on Tuesday night after she defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski by a 78-22% margin.

Omar and Michigan House candidate Rashida Tlaib (D) both became the first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress after their election victories on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

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Omar, along with being the first Muslim women elected to Congress is also the first Somali-American member of Congress, a seat in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district which was previously held by Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim ever elected to US Congress. Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district has not elected a Republican to Congress since 1962. The district includes Minneapolis and its surrounding suburbs.

The Minnesota state congresswoman ran a progressive platform which included “Medicare for all,” criminal justice reform and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Omar, a Somali refugee, came to the U.S. at 12 years old, which is why she often attacks President Trump‘s travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority countries which happen to be terror hotbeds.

In August, Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer confronted both Ilhan and Tlaib, who have both expressed hatred for Jewish people and who are campaigning with pro-HAMAS Linda Sarsour and CAIR, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

When Loomer confronted Tlaib at one of Ilhan’s campaign events, Tlaib assaulted Loomer, and a police report was filed.

Omar’s campaign and election, however, are still clouded in controversy. Omar has been accused of marrying her brother and committing immigration fraud.

The day after her victory, Omar appeared in court to face a judge about the campaign finance violations she has been accused of.

Ilhan Omar was also arrested in 2013 for trespassing.

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Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

This is Ilhan Omar.

She won an election last night & is now the first Somali woman elected to US Congress.

This is her mug shot.

Along w/ being a criminal, as you can see, she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother so he could get a green card.

Good riddance.

Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

Omar has also faced criticism for her ties to CAIR, campaigning with jihadi activist Linda Sarsour, Keith Ellison, who has been accused of domestic violence, and her public display of anti-Semitism, all of which has been either under-reported and ignored by the local Minnesota media.

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