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Comey may cancel or cut short the book tour!

3DHS / Giuliani and Mueller negotiating an agreement?
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:31:28 PM »

so maybe Giuliani and Mueller are negotiating an agreement that revolves around Mueller folding his tent if
Trump agrees to not totally expose the deep state and/or jail people like Hillary/Comey/Huma/McCabe/and others in FBI/Brennan?

World View:
China on Path to Repeat Japan's Experience After Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930


Apr 2018

The Trump administration imposed tariffs this week on some 1,300 products in a broad range of sectors, from electronics components to medical devices, and from false teeth to detergent chemicals.

When China retaliated on Wednesday, its list contained only 106 items, mostly agricultural products. American soybeans as the number 1 target, followed by corn products, two types of cotton exports, wheat and meat. The list also includes frozen orange juice and whiskey, tobacco, and cars. As a number of analysts have pointed out, while the Trump administration is targeting strategic products, China's reciprocal tariffs are not strategic but political, specifically targeting products that are developed in states where Trump is politically popular, in the hope of applying political pressure to Trump to drop the tariffs altogether.

What seems clear from both sets of items is that while these mutual tariffs may harm small segments of America's economy, they will devastate China's entire economy, mainly because of China's enormous and growing food security problem.

China has only 7 percent of the world's farmlands but has to feed 20 percent of the world's population. In order to improve yields, China's farmers have been using massive amounts of chemical fertilizers. The increasing use of these fertilizers has followed the economy Law of Diminishing Returns, in that additional use of fertilizers has been less and less effective and even counterproductive, as some farmland is being poisoned with over-fertilization.

Exacerbating the shortage of farmland is the shortage of water. China's available water supply per person is only 25 percent of the average available globally. In parts of China, groundwater is being depleted for agriculture. The growing and excessive use of fertilizer and groundwater indicate that China's domestic ability to feed its growing population is lessening.

That means that China has to import enormous amounts of food from other countries. Many people were surprised to see soybeans at the top of China's tariff list because importing massive amounts of soybeans is essential to China's economy. Of all the globally traded soybeans in the world, China imports 60 percent of them, including $12 billion worth of American soybeans.

If China stopped buying American soybeans, it would be almost impossible to replace them from another source. If China did find another source, perhaps in Brazil or Argentina, then these countries would raise their own soybean prices, and, indeed, soybean futures prices in Brazil have already been increasing. But then the people who could no longer get their soybeans from Brazil or Argentina would turn to America's soybeans.

On the other hand, if China kept purchasing American soybeans but imposed its threatened 25 percent tariff, then the cost of the soybeans would be prohibitive for many Chinese and would lead to price inflation. And price inflation would lead to social instability. China's history is filled with huge, massive internal rebellions (civil wars), the most recent of which were the White Lotus Rebellion (1796-1805), the Taiping Rebellion (1850-64) and Mao's Communist Revolution (1934-49). China is overdue for a new massive civil war, and a soybean tariff could be the trigger.

China on path to repeat Japan's experience after Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930

Chinese officials keep saying that they do not want a trade war, but they are not afraid of a trade war. Well, the first half of that statement is true, anyway, but the second half is definitely not true. America's economy would be slightly hurt, but China's economy would be devastated.

When America passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in 1930, during the Great Depression, it was particularly devastating to Japan, as it cut off Japan's exports to America of silk, its greatest cash crop.

I have written many times in the past that the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act could be considered the beginning of World War II, so I was interested in a speech given by Japan?s prime minister Shinzo Abe in 2015, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, where he explained how Japan was affected by a "major blow", the Smoot-Hawley act, and how it led to Japan's invasion of Manchuria a year later:

[After World War I] Japan kept steps with other nations. However, with the Great Depression setting in and the Western countries launching economic blocs by involving colonial economies, Japan's economy suffered a major blow [Smoot-Hawley]. In such circumstances, Japan's sense of isolation deepened and it attempted to overcome its diplomatic and economic deadlock through the use of force. Its domestic political system could not serve as a brake to stop such attempts. In this way, Japan lost sight of the overall trends in the world.

With the Manchurian Incident, followed by the withdrawal from the League of Nations, Japan gradually transformed itself into a challenger to the new international order that the international community sought to establish after tremendous sacrifices. Japan took the wrong course and advanced along the road to war.

And, seventy years ago, Japan was defeated.

The Smoot-Hawley Act devastated Japan's silk industry, and its entire economy, causing it to take desperate measures a year later, invading Manchuria. Later, America and the League of Nations imposed a punitive oil embargo on Japan in 1941 and, just a few months later, Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor.

It is quite possible that we are on a similar path with China today. China's economy is already in dire straits, with huge debt bubbles that could burst at any time, and anything resembling a trade war could lead to social instability, which would cause China to take desperate measures, such as invading India, Japan, Vietnam, or the Philippines.

One could argue that China is a victim. They were victimized by Americans and the Europeans, who made it too easy for the Chinese to cheat on trade with illegal tariffs and to steal American's intellectual property, with the result that China became addicted to the drugs of illegal tariffs and stealing intellectual property. Now those drugs are being taken away, and China is at risk of showing the signs of drug withdrawal which, in this case, means launching a world war.

China is on a very dangerous path, to itself and to the world. China's illegal tariffs and stealing intellectual property will not be allowed to continue. It is up to China to fix this problem, but we know that the Chinese communist government is so nationalistic and so xenophobic that it will not.

Generational Dynamics predicts that the approaching Clash of Civilizations world war will pit China, Pakistan and the Sunni Muslim countries against the U.S., India, Russia, and Iran. In the Mideast, Generational Dynamics predicts a full-scale Mideast war, pitting Jews against Arabs, Sunnis against Shias, and various ethnic groups against each other.

3DHS / YouTube Shooting
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:59:58 AM »
Yesterday's shooting.

White? No.
Male? No.
Christian? No.
Conservative? No.
NRA member? No.
Assault rifle? No.

Move along.
Nothing to see here.

Steven Mosher on Trade Deficit:

China "Might as Well Have Carpet Bombed the American Heartland"


1 Mar 2018

Richard Nixon had "created a monster" by opening America and the West to China, said bestselling author and Asia expert Steven Mosher in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight with Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour.

"I think allowing China into the World Trade Organization must rank as one of the greatest strategic blunders made by any great power in human history," said Mosher, framing modern trade policies towards China as sowing the seeds of a rival state's geopolitical ascendance.

Mosher, the author of Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order, explained that the Chinese state does not operate in good faith in trade arrangements.

"China had no intention of playing by the rules," said Mosher. "The Chinese communist party thinks that rules are for fools and that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. It's basically a matter of our power politics. They pretended to be a weak developing country in order to get favorable terms in the World Trade Organization, and when they joined, they broke all the rules and have been behaving in a predatory fashion ever since."

Chinese theft of intellectual property amounts to $600 billion per year in value, said Mosher: "Everyone is getting sick of the fact that China cheats, that China signs agreements only to violate them, that China steals $600 billion, according to the FBI, in intellectual property every year."

Decades of trade with China have decimated America's manufacturing base, said Mosher.

"China's been committing economic hate crimes against the American people for a long time," said Mosher. "By stealing technology and so forth, they might as well have carpet bombed the industrial heartland of America into rubble. The end result has been the same. You need a defense industrial base. You need hard industry. There are only four countries that really make things, in any number and that is the united States, Japan, Germany, and China. We need to make things. Manufacturing is still the basis of a strong economy. How would we be able to be the arsenal of democracy if we allow our steel factories to be shuttered by Chinese steel dumping on our markets?"

"We've not only lost our jobs to them and built a middle class in China while we decimated our own, we have also lost all sorts of technological know-how,"said Mansour. "We no longer manufacture, here. It's horrifying how we have crippled ourselves to this."

The Chinese government seeks to displace America as the world's primary superpower through economic designs across Eurasia, said Mosher.

"China is already becoming the dominant power in East Asia, and now it's reaching with its One Belt One Road [project] across the Eurasian continent," said Mosher. "Its purpose is quite clear. It wants to draw the economy of all Asian and European countries into China?s orbit. It wants to reorient the world's economy around China, and with that economic dominance will come strategic dominance."

"If they come to dominate Eurasia with four billion people and sixty percent of the world's economy, I think it' game over," warned Mosher.

Following the Cold War, China became America's primary adversary, said Mosher.

"China declared war on us in 1991, and has been at war with us in cyberspace, stealing intellectual property, on trade by devaluing its currency, on espionage of all kinds, and by making great territorial claims in the South China Sea," said Mosher.

America's "generous American spirit" is taken advantage of by bad faith negotiations on China's part, with the latter deploying realpolitik.

"If your enemy says you're at war, you're probably are war whether you want to be or not," said Mosher.

China's political ascendance will expand illiberalism, as the authoritarian state seeks to "replicate" its system abroad, said Mosher.

"I have seen China's growing economic and military might, and I know they're going to use it not for good purposes, not to promote democracy and freedom, they're going to use it for illiberal purposes, to destroy democracy, to destroy freedom around the world, to replicate themselves and of course what they are is a one-party dictatorship dominated now by the new red emperor Xi Jinping," said Mosher.

"As China grows more powerful, it will seek to replicate itself," he continued. "But the countries that replicate themselves after China will come to resemble Cambodia, Zimbabwe, and North Korea, because China will move in, will give them low interest rate loans, will extract their resources, will corrupt their governments, and will leave strong men in place over a countries whose economies have been gutted. So you're not going to see the rise of China contribute to the rise of other countries, you're going to see it contribute to the colonization of other countries, the extraction of their resources, the devastation of their political systems, and disrespect for human rights. They will spread their mistakes around the world."

"Gary Cohn is not interested in putting tariffs on China or in any way curbing China's appetites when it comes to trade," said Mosher of President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser.

Peter Navarro, the president's assistant on matters of trade an industrial policy, shares Trump's desire to "get tough on trade with China," said Mosher.

Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and an internationally acclaimed expert on China. In 1979, he was the first American social scientist to visit and conduct research in mainland China, where he he witnessed firsthand the communist regime's human rights violations vis-a-vis the forced abortions under their "one-child policy." His latest book is Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order.

Heritage Foundation:
64% of Trump's agenda already done, faster than Reagan

by Paul Bedard

Feb 27, 2018, 11:40 AM     

With unprecedented speed, the Trump administration has already implemented nearly two-thirds of the 334 agenda items called for by the Heritage Foundation, a pace faster than former President Reagan who embraced the conservative think tank's legendary "Mandate for Leadership" blueprint.

Thomas Binion, director of congressional and executive branch relations at Heritage, said that Trump has implemented 64 percent of the "unique policy recommendations" from the group.

At this stage of his presidency, Reagan had completed 49 percent of the Heritage policy recommendations.

"We're blown away," Binion said in an interview. Trump, he said, "is very active, very conservative, and very effective."

What's more, he said, Trump hasn't just focused on one agenda area, but he and his team has pushed through administrative moves on foreign policy, deregulation, immigration, tax reform and health care, moves often ignored by the media.

"It is a huge volume that his administration has worked on and it is a huge spectrum of issues," said Binion.

His report card jibes with one from the West Wing which showed at the end of the year that the administration has scored 81 major achievements slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama.

Together, the policy wins are adding up to a reelection agenda. "It is absolutely a winning agenda," said Binion.

Trump very early in his presidency signed reelection papers and on Tuesday he began to set up his reelection team, naming is digital advisor Brad Parscale as his campaign manager.

Heritage has been a partner with Trump and his administration since the transition from the Obama administration.

Their "Mandate for Leadership" was first produced for Reagan in 1981. Reagan handed out a copy of the single book to every cabinet member. For Trump, Heritage produced five books and the president has embraced them.

"He has been very, very active," said Binion. "He is moving the ball in the conservative direction," he added.

In Heritage's review of Trump's moves so far, they highlighted these actions:

Leaving the Paris Climate Accord: In August 2017, Trump announced the U.S. was ending its funding and membership in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Repealing Net Neutrality: In December 2017, Trump's Federal Communications Commission chairman proposed ending the 2015 network neutrality rules.

Reshaping National Monuments: Heritage's recommendation to prohibit Land Acquisition (Cap and Reduce the Size of the Federal Estate) was adopted by Trump when he issued two executive orders effectively shrinking the size of national monuments in Utah.

Reinstating the Mexico City Policy: This executive order prevents taxpayer money from funding international groups involved in abortion and ending funding to the United Nations Population fund.  On Jan. 23, 2017, in his first pro-life action, Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the Mexico City Policy.

Increasing Military Spending: Trump's budget calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending to improve capacity, capability, and readiness of America?s armed forces.

Reforming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF): The Trump administration adopted and is in favor of strengthening existing work requirements in order to receive benefits.

Allowing Development of Natural Resources: The Trump administration opened off-shore drilling and on federal lands. Executive Order 13783 directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to commence federal land coal leasing activities.

Reforming Government Agencies: Trump tasked each of his Cabinet secretaries to prepare detailed plans on how they propose to reduce the scope and size of their respective departments while streamlining services and ensuring each department runs more efficiently and handles tax dollars appropriately.

Withdrawing from UNESCO: In October 2017, Trump announced he was putting an end to U.S. membership in the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

3DHS / Trump Approval Pops to 48%! Above Obama at same date! MAGA!
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:01:38 PM »

*Obama was 45% at same date in presidency [Feb 21, 2010]...

President Trump has been blasted by media attacks every single day for over two years and he's still at 48% approval

Let that sink in

3DHS / school shooting
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:55:37 AM »

3DHS / Thank You Democrats
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:39:16 PM »

3DHS / DACA "Dreamer" Murder Suspect On Run
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:57:22 AM »

Suspect in fatal NW Houston store shooting in U.S. under DACA program

By Jessica Willey

Saturday, February 10, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The man wanted for murdering a father who came to the aid of a shooting victim is a "Dreamer" with violent felons for a father and brother.

Judas Deluna, 21, is on the run, and accused of killing a father and husband as he just tried to help. De Luna is charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Rahman Rupani, 30.

The shooting happened outside DJ's Food Mart in northwest Harris County on Jan. 26.

Investigators believe Deluna got into a fight with a man in the parking lot and retrieved a gun from his vehicle. He then returned to shoot him. Rupani, whose father owns the store, was inside. He came to the shooting victim's aid and was shot, too. Rupani had two young children and a wife.

After three weeks on the run, Eyewitness News has learned Deluna is in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He is undocumented, a so-called Dreamer.

Dems Declare DEFEAT, Afraid to Negotiate with Trump
After He Manhandled Schumer In Last Showdown

By Warner Todd Huston

February 7, 2018

Unlike the last shutdown showdown perpetrated on Washington D.C. by the Democrat Party, it looks like the liberals are already declaring defeat before the next shutdown comes near. With the latest proclamations by Senate Democrats it is clear they don't have the stomach for another showdown with Trump after he walked all over them the last time.

In January the Democrats made a big, big show of refusing to support a continuing budget to pay to keep the U.S. government open for business. They refused to sign onto the budget unless the GOP supported amnesty for illegals and agreed to support Obama's so-called DREAMERs. But after a single business day New York Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer folded like a cheap suit and backed off the shutdown threat.

Afterwards, literally everyone in government (and even in the left-wing media) said that President Donald Trump rolled Schumer in the shutdown negotiations. The universal pronouncement came down that Schumer caved in and got nothing out of the one-day shutdown. He got no movement on illegals, nothing on DACA, and no concessions on spending. In fact, the Republicans slipped more tax cuts into the budget and even rolled back Obamacare a bit more.

So, not only did the Democrats get no forward movement on their goals, they lost ground!

Trump absolutely rolled them.

But that last budget was a short-term fix and we are already getting near the next deadline for another budget bill to be signed. So, will the Democrats force another shutdown?

Seems the Magic Eight Ball is saying "no' to that.

According to BizPaccReview, the Democrats' number two man, Illinois Dick Durbin, was heard saying on CNN that he doesn't anticipate that his party will argue for another shutdown.

With the last government funding agreement ending this week, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday to say that his party will not be shutting down the federal government again, even though an immigration deal is not expected to be reached.

"There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we're working every single day on telephone calls and person-to-person to try to reach this bipartisan agreement," said Durbin. "I don't see a government shutdown coming."

Capitulating before the shutdown date even nears. That is telling.

Durbin went on to try and claim that the left is "making progress" because "moderate Republicans" are coming his way on a deal for illegals. This is not likely true, but, then again, nothing Dick Durbin ever says is true. He is one of the most notorious liars in the entire upper chamber, and that is really saying something.

But, Durbin went farther. He even tried to move the goal posts and claim that this is all they wanted during the last shutdown drama.

"That's what we were looking for when there was a shutdown," he told CNN's Jake Tapper. "We have achieved that goal. We're moving forward."

That's amusing. In fact, the Democrats got nothing and are not moving forward on the issues they said they were pushing during the last shutdown. On top of that, they started the shutdown showdown saying their obstruction was a matter of principle and that any backing off was "un-American." Then, a day later they backed off.

Here is the fact:Trump is trouncing them on this. And they know it.


3DHS / Whats good for the goose....Obama Obstruction of Justice?
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:40:35 AM »
If Obama told Comey who was the head of the FBI  that he "wants to know everything" when it comes Hillary Clinton's email investigation; Doesn't this sound like Obstruction of Justice or Attempting to Obstruct Justice?

3DHS / Release the Memo!
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:03:37 AM »
Given the fact that the FISA memo directly implicates the FBI/DOJ,
wouldn't it be appropriate that they recuse themselves from this issue?

3DHS / Goodbye Corrupt Globalist
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:35:12 PM »

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down


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