Second Quarter Gross Domestic Priduct

“The first reading on second-quarter gross domestic product showed the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 1.2%, up from the first-quarter’s revised rate of 0.8%, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had forecast an increase to a growth rate of 2.6% for the world’s biggest economy.” (Fox Business)

An anemic growth which will most likely be revised down to less than 1%; it was expected to be more than double.

 

Turkey’s Coup 2016

“Turkey closes more than 130 media organizations and formally discharges nearly 1,700 military officers as the crackdown over this month’s failed coup expands, state media report.” (Fox News)

Of course everybody understands that the coup was a fake so they could take over the military by replacing its generals with their own people and media. The leaders couldn’t control the military that has maintained Turkey as a sectarian nation and not a radical Muslim nation where radicals could work out of.

Now they are removing everybody who has opposed changing to a religious controlled nation.

The problem is that right now is this will be the first radical nation that belongs to NATO which would require the U.S. to back them if another country attacks them because of their radical actions in the future.

Trump Campaign Auditioning for ‘All-Star’ Cast of Ag Supporters

Donald Trump’s campaign, looking to shore up its rural support in key swing states, is organizing an “all-star cast” of agribusiness leaders behind the campaign and rolling out in coming days its farm policy agenda.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, another luncheon speaker, also tried to make the case that Clinton would be unacceptable to agriculture. “Our biggest enemy isn’t the weather or markets or pest and disease, it’s the EPA, the Corps of Engineers and the IRS. That’s why Donald Trump is the right pick, because Hillary Clinton is not going to fix the EPA, or the Department of Labor or the IRS.”

By Philip Brasher

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Comparison of the two parties

Democrat = progressive =
= socialist =
= communist

Republican = capitalism =
= progressive=
= some socialist

The original Democratic party was used to control the American Black population and other minorities including religious then swerved over to join the formation of worker’s unions (even government employee unions, in other words government employees for the most part belong to two unions, their employees union and the government which is also a supporting union). They moved toward progressive to increase their membership promising high wages for less work via the unions and government agencies. They did not tolerate and still do not support right to work but instead support group adhesion or pay to work.

Money represents their belief of a persons qualification, the more a person can contribute the more they are recognized.

Progressive becomes socialist usually starting rightly to help the elderly, handicapped, ill and poor but quickly becomes a talking point for votes where they try to force the population to contribute to the welfare or share the wealth with their perceived voters. Socialism cannot support itself so in time the cost creates a serious loss of the middle class as their cost to live increases and their income stagnates or drops; while at the same time the government people and the wealthy become even more wealthy. Socialism does not produce anything except higher cost of living and in time the money will dry up because people or workers will soon get tired of working for nothing when they are not allowed to keep anymore of their money than those not working at all or are part-time receive.

Normally at this time the fringe communist party disappears only to surface quietly in the socialist party. This leads to a massive government and the removal of the rights that the people have been accustom to, it’s a very slow process starting back as far as the 1962 Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev who promised to bury Capitalism in American from the inside; assuming he meant the government.

What normally follows is an up-rising of the workers along with the anger of the people who have been receiving free handouts in some cases for all of their lives and who can no longer get these handouts join to overthrow of the existing government, the time table of this is reliant on the amount of capitalism that is allowed to stay, such as it is, in force (China is an example because Hong Kong was returned to them, that economy is carrying China along with the bad US policy and it will continue to carry them until they decide that it is time to kill the golden goose “which they will” and the US policy changes. This could mean war or absorption of its neighbors.)

The original Republican Party was formed to assist business and factory owners and naturally went out to end slavery because slaves were not paid for their work which did not benefit the north but did the south, one was mostly manufacturing and the other large plantations. This imbalance along with the agreement that slaves could only be counted as ¾ each instead of one each in the census that determined the number of representatives from each State in the US Congress set the country’s coarse toward civil war.

The Republicans embraced Capitalism but not necessarily workers which contributed to the formation of unions in the US. This made unions necessary but a union is progressive and socialist by nature so in time they will become top heavy and fail.

Many republicans favored progressive ideas and in time leaned toward socialism, this allowed the progressive party to push through many rules and laws that hurt the American workers. This came about because they were much more interested in staying in office rather than working for Capitalism and the American people.

This year everybody can see the cure of the Republican Party because of the Republican Primary that was just completed, seventeen people running and a businessman coming out on top.

We are still waiting to see if the Democratic Party chooses to correct their socialist problems which are turning quickly toward Communism.

It is evident from history that Socialism/communism always runs out of money to support themselves then need to strip its people of their belongings and after that they find it necessary to attack their neighbors in an attempt to resupply their cash reserves (once again China and Russia). This creates wars.

Capitalist governments rarely attack their neighbors except possibly through trade deals.

John R. Stanczak

PS I just heard on TV that their is a movie out now explaining a lot of this.

The Republican Platform

The Republican platform committee included language calling for a border wall along the U.S. and Mexican border in the draft party platform, getting behind one of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s keystone proposals.

The group wrapped up drafting the plan Tuesday in Cleveland in advance of the convention there next week, when the platform will officially be voted on by the full convention’s 2,472 delegates.

The proposal platform will express support for a “border wall” that must cover “the entirety of the Southern Border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”

The measure was proposed by Trump supporter Kris Kobach, the secretary of state from Kansas.

“This is why we support building a wall along our southern border and protecting all ports of entry,” Kobach told Fox News. “The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, appearing on “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” said that including the border wall in the party’s proposed platform was a “hat tip” to Trump.

“Whether it’s a fence or a wall, I mean, for years and years the platform has included the border fence, which congress passed in 2006 but never actually funded,” he said. “The idea of a border fence has been in our platform for many, many years and just changing the word from fence to wall is what they did and maybe it was a little hat tip to Donald Trump on that issue and that’s fine.”

“It’s something that the party had in the platform for a long time,” he added. “We are just saying what our position is but as far as who pays for it, you know, Congress already agreed that it would be paid for 10 years ago and now it will be up to President Trump to figure that one out.”

In addition to the border wall proposal, the draft party platform calls for a slowdown in any new multinational trade deals and eliminates support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

While embracing some of Trump’s proposals, the proposed GOP platform continues the party’s previous stance against same-sex marriage, and other socially conservative issues.

It’s Time to Take Action. Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods

Despite the tens of thousands of calls, faxes, tweets, and emails by Food Revolution Network members like you, the US Senate passed a sham GMO labeling bill last week.

The bill (S. 764) now goes on to the House, where it may pass by the middle of this week. So this new “Denying Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act could be on Obama’s desk to be signed or vetoed in the next few days!

Though its supporters call it a “labeling” bill, this new DARK Act actually exempts most current genetically engineered (GE) foods from any labeling. That’s right – according to the FDA’s comments to Congress it would leave out large sectors of GE foods from any labeling requirement.

This bill is really a non-labeling law masquerading as a labeling law.

Meanwhile, the bill preempts the strong GE food labeling laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine, the GE fish labeling law of Alaska, and the GE seed labeling laws of Vermont and Virginia.

When he first ran for President, Barack Obama pledged to support GMO labeling. Now it’s time for him to follow through on that promise, and to support your right to know what’s in your food.

This bill gives corporations the power to hide GE labeling by using digital QR codes that can only be read by smartphones. As if anyone had the time to point their smartphone at each and every product they are buying in the supermarket, wait for some website to load, and then read through it to get some basic information that consumers just want on the package to begin with!

And there’s another dismal thing about these QR codes. They discriminate against more than a third of all Americans who do not own smart phones. That’s more than 100 million Americans who will have no way of accessing GMO information labeled with QR codes.

P.S. This is a critical moment. If President Obama vetoes this legislation, Vermont’s first-in-the-nation labeling law will continue to be in effect and will be enforced by the end of the year. Many more states will follow, and the right to know will become a reality. But his own secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has already made it clear that he supports this bill. So it’s likely that only a massive public groundswell can pull Obama to fulfill his campaign promise and stand on the right side of history. Click here to speak out now.

Thanks for speaking out,
Ocean Robbins