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  Corruption Corrodes the UAW
Business Review Board 
American Jews Are in Total Denial 
about the Democratic Party
By Ron Jager 
{ } ~Not a day goes by without Jews being shot in their synagogues, stabbed, bludgeoned by blocks, physically attacked, pushed to the ground, spat on, and cursed... without graffiti on the walls of Jewish institutions, graffiti on the walls of synagogues; without victims killed, maimed for life, traumatized, hospitalized, extended rehabilitation. The list goes on and on. Older Chassidic Jews, young orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, non-affiliated Jews — they are all targeted, irrespective of their level of Jewishness, irrespective of whether they look or act Jewish. They are preyed upon only because they are Jews. The daily incidents now pass without much notice. A steady and acceptable level of violence and hate targeting Jewish people anywhere and everywhere is seemingly quietly condoned and accepted as a daily fact of American life. Where are the powerful Jewish American organizations that are always at the forefront of helping others? We Jews are always there to be the first to extend a helping hand — donate funds, arrange media attention, pull strings with politicians, enlist leading newspapers. Yet when it comes to defending American Jews against the spiraling epidemic of physically violent anti-Semitic attacks, there is a deafening silence. Jewish organizations that were built for the precise purpose of navigating times like these are to a large extent inadequate, unresponsive, and restrained, as if they do not want to rock the boat, as if they are careful not to demand accountability from those that are entrusted to protect us. Too many of these Jewish organizations are operating with a myopic moral compass that guides their largely pathetic indifference. They deny the urgency of the clear and present danger to the well-being of American Jews. Sadly, we the Jewish people are complicit in our own victimhood, making excuses for and throwing in our lot with the Democratic half of the political system, whose members proudly parade Muslim congresswomen espousing anti-Semitic poison disguised as progressivism. American Jewry proudly stands on the same stage with worthless-Tlaib and worthless-Omar, providing them support and encouragement 9/6/2019 American Jews Are in Total Denial about the Democratic Party as they demonize and slander the State of Israel...  
CNN’s Presidential Climate 
Change Town Hall Was Insane 
By David Harsanyi
{ } ~ Put it this way: the most benign climate-change plan proposed during CNN’s seven-hour Democratic Party presidential candidate town hall was more authoritarian than anything Donald Trump has ever suggested during his presidency... Democrats were not merely proposing massive societal upheaval but mass coercion. CNN says it’s a “crisis,” though, so Democrats were free to offer one insane Nostradamus-like prediction after the next. Not only is every weather event now a manifestation of global warming, but socialist-Beto O’Rourke says our communities will soon be “uninhabitable,” and Pete Buttigieg says the challenge of warming is on par with World War II, a conflict that took more than 400,000 American lives and tens of millions of others. None of this hysteria, as far as I can tell, was challenged during those seven hours. As Joel Pollak notes, at this point climate change “is primarily experienced as a mass hysteria phenomenon,” a collective illusion of a massive threat. Just listen to audience members earnestly asking questions based on the risible premise that we’re on the brink of extinction. It’s really one of the tragedies of our age that so many anxious young people have been brainwashed into believing they live on the cusp of dystopia when, in fact, they’re in the middle of a golden age — an era with less war, sickness, poverty, and suffering than any in history. When loose lips liar-Joe Biden, the “moderate” front-runner, was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if the Green New Deal — commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unifying climate plan that bans all fossil fuels, 99 percent of cars and planes, and meat within the next decade — “goes too far,” or whether it was “unrealistic, promising too much” “promising,” of course, suggests that GND’s goals are desirable, he answered, “No, no it’s not.” In fact, the Green New Deal — which also promises to “retrofit” every building in the entire country and provide government-guaranteed jobs, free higher education, and salubrious diets to all Americans — “deserves an enormous amount of credit,” said the front-running candidate of the nation’s serious party...
How Despots Interpret Deals with the West
by Bassam Tawil
{ } ~ The European Union says it will support talks between the US and Iran, but only if the current nuclear deal with Tehran is preserved... The idea of direct talks between the US and Iran seems to have developed after President Donald Trump recently said he was ready to meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. "We are always in favor of talks, the more people talk, the more people understand each other better, on the basis of clarity and on the basis of respect," EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said last month. The EU wants the world to welcome Iran back into the international community because -- this might sound harsh, but it is increasingly hard not to believe it -- they are hoping that the leaders of Tehran will focus their efforts on achieving their goal of annihilating Israel. As far as the Europeans are concerned, it appears that the stronger Iran is, the better: a renewed Iran would further Europe's hope of seeing Israel and the Jews wiped off the face of the earth. Heard just a few months ago were calls such as, "send Jews to the ovens," "Hitler didn't finish the job," and "kill the Jews." US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was quoted as saying on August 28 that the US is "not seeking conflict with Iran." During the Pentagon press briefing, Esper repeated Trump's calls for diplomatic efforts with Iran. "You saw over the weekend some reporting. The president once again said that he's more than willing to meet with Iran's leaders to resolve this... diplomatically." The Trump administration's gestures towards Iran, however, do not appear to have impressed the leaders of the Islamic Republic. In fact, Arabs and Muslims have a habit of misinterpreting gestures from Westerners as a sign of weakness and retreat. In addition, such gestures have historically whetted the appetite of Arabs and Muslims, leading to demands for yet more concessions...
Liberal Dark Money Group Behind Maine 
News Site Attacking Collins
by Cameron Cawthorne
{ } ~ Maine Democrat Sara Gideon is benefiting from another multimillion-dollar dark money group as she attempts to unseat Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine)... despite decrying "big money" in politics. Gideon has been receiving positive coverage from a Maine news website which operates as part of a larger news network that publishes favorable content of Democratic candidates and attacks their Republican opponents. Maine Beacon is one of the 12 affiliates of The Newsroom, a network of media outlets focused on state-level politics which operates across the United States. The Newsroom is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a Washington, D.C-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that "incubates projects and provides professional support and guidance." Other affiliates of The Newsroom include the Arizona Mirror, the Colorado Independent, Maryland Matters, the Nevada Current, and the Michigan Advance. In recent months, the Maine Beacon has published glowing headlines on Gideon, including "Gideon's bill would make Maine a national leader on paid family leave" and "Record-breaking fundraising for Gideon and other Democratic Senate candidates." Its pieces on Collins are often negative and read as opposition research pieces. Some of its headlines against Collins are "Big bucks ready to flow into Maine as Susan Collins aims to keep her seat," "Cowardice is the dominant gene for Collins and her Republican Party," "Collins attends fundraiser at $4m mansion of nation's top anti-choice judicial activist," and "Collins says judge backed by anti-abortion groups is an ‘outstanding' example." The Maine Beacon's editor is Lauren McCauley, a former staff writer at Common Dreams, a progressive news website. The Hopewell Fund, which received  $130,469,297 in grants and untraceable contributions in 2017, is one of four nonprofit entities managed by Arabella Advisors, which helped funnel $1.6 billion to liberal organizations between 2013 and 2017, according to the Washington Free Beacon...  
New Sanctions Target Iran’s 
Oil-for-Terror Network
by David Adesnik
{ } ~ The Treasury Department took action Wednesday against a global network that exports Iranian oil for the benefit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization... The Trump administration has moved aggressively since April to block Iran’s petroleum exports, a campaign it now seeks to reinforce by exposing the ties between the oil sector and Iran’s terrorist infrastructure. The U.S. began to emphasize the linkage between oil exports and Iranian terrorism last month, when the Department of Justice issued a warrant for the seizure of the Adrian Darya 1, an Iranian tanker that British authorities temporarily detained en route to Syria. In a forfeiture complaint tied to the warrant, the department laid out the intricate web of connections between the IRGC and an array of front companies in Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the Caribbean, whose role was to facilitate Iranian oil exports, including the cargo of the Adrian Darya 1. In its announcement of Wednesday’s sanctions, Treasury included substantial new information about precisely how the IRGC manages Tehran’s oil exports. The key figure in the Iranian network is former Minister of Petroleum Rostam Qasemi, who is now a senior official in the IRGC Quds Force, its foreign operations branch. Qasemi oversees a “sprawling network, which features dozens of ship managers, vessels and facilitators,” including his son, Morteza Qasemi. The Quds Force “also relies heavily on Hezbollah officials and front companies to broker associated contacts.” The scumbag/liar-nObama administration initially sanctioned Qasemi in 2010 for other IRGC-related activities. As part of Wednesday’s action, Treasury added nine individuals, 16 entities, and six vessels to its Specially Designated Nationals list, an inventory of those under U.S. sanctions. The new entities on the list include companies based in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, India, and Singapore. The premier destination for the IRGC’s oil is Syria. According to Treasury, the Quds Force network exported nearly 10 million barrels of crude oil “predominantly to the Syrian regime” as well as nearly 4 million barrels of condensate, another liquid hydrocarbon. The combined value of these exports was roughly $750 million. The connection between these exports and the regime of Bashar al-Assad underscores the degree to which putting pressure on Assad serves not just a humanitarian purpose, but also disrupts the funding of Iranian terrorism...
Corruption Corrodes the UAW
Business Review Board:  As we marked Labor Day Monday, it’s interesting timing to note a painful truth: Union workers are being exploited by union bosses. Last week, The Detroit News reportedthat Big Labor big whigs may be living a bit too high on the hog:

Federal agents expanded an investigation of corruption within the U.S. auto industry … by raiding locations in four states, including the suburban Detroit home of United Auto Workers President Gary Jones and the California home of former President Dennis Williams…

The four-year federal investigation into bribes, kickbacks and attempts by auto executives to influence labor negotiations with the UAW has led to charges against nine people and prison sentences for eight figures linked to the UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

The raids at six locations in Michigan, California, Wisconsin and Missouri uncovered evidence including “wads” of cash and files that could bolster federal investigations into UAW leaders spending dues paid by blue-collar workers on personal luxuries, vacations and private villas in Palm Springs, California…

The searches, coinciding with national labor negotiations among the UAW and Detroit automakers, and potential new criminal charges raise the specter of Justice Department officials wielding a powerful and rarely used tool to wrest control of the UAW — civil racketeering law.

The Washington Examiner’s editorial board puts that in perspective: “This means the nation’s most iconic union may soon be officially branded a criminal conspiracy.”

If confirmed, auto executives certainly share a big part of the blame for this corruption. And with current labor deals with Detroit’s Big Three — GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler — set to expire on Sept. 14, it’s little wonder that the skids were being greased.

Yet while union executives are raking in the dough, union workers are left with fewer jobs. It’s no wonder blue-collar workers voted for Donald Trump in 2016. What have Democrats and union bosses done for them? It’s also no wonder Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga have  rejected — twice — UAW efforts to unionize the plant. Likewise, workers at a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, rejected unionization. And UAW membership dropped 8% in 2018, down to 396,000 members. It’s seems that many Americans don’t want their hard-earned dollars funding Democrat political causes or corruption among the top brass.  ~The Patriot Post  

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