“There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent in the way the radical Right believes the Communist act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups [comparable to the CFR in the USA], has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operation of this network because I…was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records.” [Professor Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, p.950]”At the end of the war of 1914, it became clear that the organization of this system had to be greatly extended… the tasks was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group. This front organization called the Royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group. In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a front for J. P. Morgan and Company…. In fact, the original plans for the Royal Institute of International Affairsand the Council on Foreign Relations were drawn up at Paris.” [Carroll Quigley, pp.951-952]”The powers of financial capitalism has another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.” [Quigley, pp.324]The “wise” Insiders who have been guiding the CFR toward global control include familiar names such as David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Bill Clinton, Brent Scowcroft…. These men have led and instructed our presidents’ cabinets again and again. They and countless others work silently behind the scenes to accomplish their goal of a socialist/communitarian world government. They may call themselves Republican or Democrats; it doesn’t really matter. They control the financial resources needed to manipulate the economy and accomplish their goals.Their tyrannical form of “capitalism” destroys the personal incentive, moral guidelines and free enterprise that made America great.”Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil…Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes..” Isaiah 5:20-21
GOP front-runner Donald Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, this week – leaving many Americans to wonder: What does he have on her?Now Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has made good on that threat, gushing with a list of attacks aimed at Heidi.“Spilling the beans is quite simple when it comes to Heidi Cruz,” Pierson said in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki.“She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who – in Sen. Cruz’s own words, called a ‘nest of snakes’ that seeks to undermine national sovereignty; and she’s been working for Goldman Sachs, the same global bank that Ted Cruz left off of his financial disclosure,” Pierson said.She continued, “Her entire career has been spent working against everything Ted Cruz says that he stands for.”
During a recent luncheon at the glitzy Hunt & Fish Club on West 44th Street, in Manhattan, Frank Luntz, the renowned political consultant and pollster, offered a group of influential Wall Street bankers—a deep-pocketed array of politically connected hedge-fund managers, finance vice-chairmen, and private-equity mini-moguls—a shocking dose of reality about the 2016 presidential election. While playing a video that documented some of Donald Trump’s greatest hits—his dismissal of Marco Rubio as “Little Marco,” for instance, and the suggestion that neurosurgeon Ben Carson had “a pathological temperament”—Luntz stopped the tape.
Luntz has continuously noted that he has no preference in this election, but he pointedly explained that he had never before seen a politician like Trump. He then walked through the litany of the Trump horribilis: how he had made fun of the physical disability of a New York Times reporter; how he called Mexicans rapists and said that John McCain wasn’t a war hero; and how he suggested that Carson had the same traits as a child molester.
And yet Trump was moving ever closer to becoming the presidential nominee of the Republican Party.It was one thing for the American people and the media to misjudge Trump. But how could Wall Street, which often accurately foresees everything from the price of a barrel of oil to the price of a share of Google, have missed this phenomenon?
Indeed, the travails of Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge-fund manager at SkyBridge Capital, are a useful Baedeker to Wall Street’s collective journey through the minefield of the 2016 election. Scaramucci, an avowed but moderate Republican, was an early and enthusiastic supporter of Scott Walker, the controversial Republican governor of Wisconsin. When Walker quit the presidential race last September, Scaramucci switched his support—and his ability to corral significant political donations—to Jeb Bush. Then Bush dropped out of the race, in February.
Now, the Mooch, as he is affectionately known on the Street, is left scratching his head, having underestimated Trump from the start. He shared his frustration with the lunch crowd at the Hunt & Fish Club, of which he is a part owner. “I’m going to say one last thing to the Democrats here, because I really don’t want Trump to be president, so I want you to listen very carefully, O.K.?” he said. “He was underestimated by Walker and his team. He was mis-underestimated—which is a George W. Bush word and which doesn’t exist—he was mis-underestimated by the Jeb Bush team. Now he’s been completely mis-underestimated by the entire Republican Party. And when she”—referring to Hillary Clinton—“talks about him, she sounds and smells like she’s already underestimating him. So I’m just giving you guys a heads up. Do not underestimate the guy.”
The Mooch, who also hosts the revival of the Wall Street Week television show on the Fox Business Network, said he now believes that Trump could indeed be president. “I didn’t believe that three months ago,” he continued. “Listen, I ran out of holidays. I said on TV he was going to be out on Labor Day. I said he was going to be out on Thanksgiving. I said he was going to be out on Christmas. I ran out of goddamned holidays!”
For his part, Luntz said that Wall Streeters could be forgiven for mis-underestimating Trump. After all, they have had little interaction with the people who now support him. His supporters don’t wear nice suits with expensive ties. They may eat at hunting and fishing clubs, but not ones that serve a Kosher rib eye for $61.
Yet it remains a baffling aspect of Trump’s political appeal that so many working-class people have put their faith in a multi-billionaire who does exhibit such familiarity with those sensual and aesthetic pleasures. During an August Twitter spar with Trump, Luntz proffered an explanation to Politico. Trump, he said, is “delivering a big ‘fuck you’ to the elites in America. And that resonates on both sides. But ‘fuck you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘Fuck you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘Fuck you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get you where you need to go. ‘Fuck you’ doesn’t make America strong. ‘Fuck you’ doesn’t solve anything.” (Luntz told Vanity Fair that he regrets his use of language, but stands by his analysis.)
In this election cycle, Wall Street finds itself with a paucity of options. As much as the industry seems to abhor Trump, it dislikes Ted Cruz and his brand of holier-than-thou zealotry even more. As for John Kasich, who worked at Lehman Brothers for seven years until it filed for bankruptcy, in September 2008, the calculus is simpler: he’s just a bad bet. Nor do many on Wall Street have much fealty to Hillary Clinton. Despite accepting $675,000 from Goldman Sachs in exchange for answering some questions in 2013, candidate Clinton has responded to the surge of populism in her party by lambasting Wall Street at every turn.
Luntz showed a video of phrases that Hillary uses in her speeches superimposed upon phrases that Bill Clinton used in his speeches back in the day. Shockingly, they were nearly identical. This perceived lack of authenticity is part of her problem. Clinton’s challenge “is not because of Benghazi,” he told the lunch crowd. “It’s not because of Bill. It’s because of a lack of authenticity. . . . Her biggest enemy isn’t the Republicans. Her biggest enemy is her.”
Wall Street can vacillate between supporting Democrats and Republicans, but in the end it always likes to back a winner. And given the impending reality of its current political Sophie’s choice, it is now throwing its considerable support behind Clinton. Perhaps surprisingly, that makes a lot of sense. Not only is the alternative so heinous, but in my experience, most Wall Streeters are, at the rank-and-file level, actually Democrats. “Seems like we are headed for a Secretary Clinton versus Donald Trump showdown,” says Robert Wolf, the C.E.O. of 32 Advisors and a longtime confidant of Barack Obama, “but it feels like the secretary’s path seems more certain to me.”
While Wolf is “not certain” how Wall Street feels about Trump, he feels confident that business leaders will end up throwing their “full support” behind Hillary Clinton. “Most will align with her policies on immigration, education, infrastructure, climate change, and the future of the Supreme Court,” he says. “I am not sure the business community has yet to figure out how to view Trump as the G.O.P. nominee since he hasn’t really shown any granularity to his policy vision and it has been more rhetoric.”
Luntz left the group with the parting thought that Trump could win in November, and was not to be underestimated, or even mis-underestimated. The shell-shocked 1-percenters filed out of the restaurant, into the afternoon sunlight. Having nothing whatsoever to do with the delicious meal, everyone seemed a little sick to their stomachs.
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
Fears are growing for a priest believed to have been kidnapped by ISIS as sickening reports suggest he may be crucified on Good Friday.Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed an old people’s home in Aden in Yemen on March 4.The gunmen killed 16 people, including four nuns in the brutal attack.No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnap of the priest, who was a member of the Silesian order in of Bangalore, India, but a survivor said ISIS was to blame.Now reports shared on social media suggest the priest faces being brutally tortured this Friday as Christians mark the day Jesus died.The Franciscan Sisters of Siessen , based in South Africa, posted on Facebook: “Was informed that the Salesian priest, Fr.Tom who was kidnapped by ISIS from the Missionaries of Charity Home in Yemen is being tortured and is going to be crucified on Good Friday.”This calls for serious concerted prayers from all of us.”
ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS Admit Answering Craigslist Ad and Getting Paid to Protest TrumpJim Hoft Mar 23rd, 2016 9:15 am 99 CommentsOn Saturday hundreds of far left activists held a march-rally at the Trump Tower in New York City.The anti-Trump protesters marched to Trump Tower in New York. At least three protesters were arrested. (KTLA)Several of the anti-Trump protesters admitted they answered an ad on Craigslist and were getting paid to protest Trump.The Daily Caller reported:The Establishment on both the left and the right, who want to disenfranchise the millions of Republican voters who support Donald Trump, have blamed the staged riots near Trump rallies on Trump or on Bernie Sanders. That’s like blaming the Russians for the Reichstag Fire. Bernie has little to do with these manufactured protests. This is a Clinton operation, a faux protest.False flag operations have long been common in politics, but these riots are poisonous to the electorate, intentionally designed to turn violent and stifle free speech.This free speech-busting goon squad operation is directed by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It is paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America. It’s also funded by reclusive billionaire Jonathan Lewis, who was identified by the Miami New Times as a “mystery man.” He inherited roughly a billion dollars from his father Peter Lewis (founder of Progressive Insurance Company).A march and demonstration against Trump at Trump Tower essentially fizzled Saturday when only 500 “protesters” of the promised 5000 showed up. Infiltrating the crowd, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement. Soap was definitely in short supply in this crowd. Several admitted answering a Craig’s list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.Hillary understands that Trump would lose the votes of certain establishment Republicans if he were the nominee. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter, because of his crossover outreach. In Michigan, Democrats and independents who have lost their jobs because of disastrous globalist trade deals like NAFTA are lining up to vote for Donald.
UTAH CAUCUS: First hand insider report – Incompetence, Manipulation, and Ballot Stuffing!!!Just got back from my caucus… My head is still spinning.Check in was slow but reasonably controlled. Super-long lines. I’ve never seen turnout like this.Got my credentials, but no presidential ballot. They said those would be delivered to our caucus room.Got to my caucus room. I counted about 120 people there (no idea how many were actually registered and credentialed). We elected Precinct Officers, State Delegates, and County Delegates – the typical incompetence and ignorance of the rules you’d expect to see from volunteers, but all went somewhat smooth….Then came the Presidential Ballot. Someone shows up with a stack of probably 250 ballots. The precinct chair splits them up, and starts handing stacks of them out and tells people “take one and pass it down”. No checking credentials, IDs, NOTHING.I’m sitting at the end of a row and people start handing me stacks of extras. I literally had over 50 ballots in my hand. [link to i.imgur.com (secure)] We were told to mark our vote and place our ballot in a tin can. They then asked for a volunteer to hold the can. At this point, most people filed out the door. I cast ONE vote, then stuck around to see what would happen with the votes. About 15 minutes later, with only about 10 or so people milling around, someone walks in the room with an envelopes STUFFED full of “absentee” ballots – some envelopes having 2-5+ ballots. I raised a question and said, “isn’t there an absentee process already in place? Didn’t people have to register for that last week?” and was told “Oh no, this is completely normal”. As I’ve mentioned in other threads, I was in Party leadership for 6 years and no, this is absolutely not normal.I then asked if I could observe the vote count, and I was told my observations where not needed and to leave the area while the ballots were being counted. I left the room (things were already a complete Charlie Foxtrot at this point) and wandered over to my friends precinct caucus to see if it was just as much a cluster. His caucus was just getting to the presidential ballot, and as I walked in the door I was handed ANOTHER BALLOT. Again, no credential check, no ID check, NOTHING.No, I didn’t vote again… I went back to my precinct and they had the results: 74% Cruz14% Trump11% KasichNow just imagine this kind of outright incompetence/manipulation happening in 2000 precincts across the state.As I left the building, I started overhearing results coming back from other precincts… Overwhelmingly numbers for Cruz… Like 70-90% or more. (In one precinct Cruz got around 100, Trump had 2, Kasich 0)Bottom line… They basically are going to post whatever the hell numbers they want. There were no apparent controls, no credential checks, no ID checks, and ballots being handed around like napkins. UTAH RESULTS ARE A COMPLETE SHAMAnd it just cost Trump 40 delegates.
Beck also scolded Evangelicals in the South for not listening to the voice of God – or the voices he’s hearing in his head, anyway.“Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah.”
While Ted Cruz proudly proclaims he is an Evangelical Christian, his campaign takes pains to hide the truth that Cruz and his pastor father, Rafael Cruz are Pentecostal Christians, a fact further hidden by having Ted and Heidi Cruz’s belong to the congregation of First Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church in Houston, as their home church. Both Cruz’s parents, his father Rafael a Cuban-born immigrant, and his mother Eleanor, born in Wilmington, Delaware, grew up in Catholic families. Both were among the millions of that left the Catholic Church since the 1960s to embrace Pentecostalism, a Christian movement estimated to make up 4.4 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for some 13 percent of evangelical churches in the United States. Holy Spirit’s “Purifying Fire” The name “Pentecostal” derives from the feast of the Pentecost, typically celebrated fifty days after Easter, and identified in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-31 as the day when the Holy Spirit descended in “purifying fire” upon the Apostles of Jesus Christ, inspiring them to go forth from hiding in fear to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pentecostals believe the Apostles of Jesus were aided by the Holy Spirit’s “gift of tongues,” in what Pentecostals consider as “baptism by the Holy Spirit,” deriving from 1 Corinthians 12:14, that gave the Apostles the ability to speak in a “God-enabled prayer language” that Pentecostals believe even today allows the unintelligible human utterances of an Pentecostal evangelist to be understood by foreigners who do not speak the Pentecostal evangelist’s language. Heidi Nelson Cruz, Ted’s wife, is the daughter of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries, explaining why she spent part of her childhood traveling with her parents to places like Kenya. “Speaking in Tongues” Religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey, writing in the Washington Post on March 25, 2015, was of the first to recognize Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign logo and the purifying tongue-of-fire logo used commonly to identify Pentecostal churches.
Former Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney’s speech last week, trashing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, did little to dissuade voters from supporting the New York real estate mogul.
Thirty-one percent of Republican voters, after Romney called Trump “a phony,” said they are now more likely to cast a vote for Trump and 30 percent of the voters who supported Romney in 2012 said they are more likely to vote for Trump, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.
Roughly 20 percent of GOP voters said they’re less likely to support Trump. Forty-three percent of the voters said they didn’t think Romney’s criticisms had an impact.
The Morning Consult poll also suggests Republican voters favor Trump over Romney, as the real estate mogul has a slightly higher favorability rating.
The poll suggests Trump has a 55-42 favorability rating, while the former Massachusetts governor’s favorability rating is 51-41.
Only five percent of Trump supporters polled said they are now less likely to support the frontrunner.
Despite Romney’s speech having little to no effect on Trump, the poll did find that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97%
is closing in on the billionaire.
According to the poll, Cruz increased eight percentage points and is now within 17 points of Trump.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%
remained in third place with 14 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich ranked fourth at 10 percent; however, his support has doubled since the previous poll.
The poll questioned 2,019 registered voters online from March 4th to March 6th. It has a margin of error of plus or minus two percent.
As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. Seemed only fair to me. After all, my wife and I’d spent 16 or 17 years feeding them, dressing them, funding braces, and driving them to volleyball tournaments and piano recitals. A five-minute face-to-face with the guy was a fair expectation. I was entrusting the love of my life to him. For the next few hours, she would be dependent upon his ability to drive a car, avoid the bad crowds, and stay sober. I wanted to know if he c
Chinese Communist Party leaders stand up while the international communist anthem is played. / AP BY: Bill Gertz February 24, 2016 5:00 pmChina warned the United States on Wednesday not to adopt punitive currency policies that could disrupt U.S.-China relations after Donald Trump’s win in the Nevada caucus.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing that “we are following with interest the U.S. presidential election.”Hua was asked about China’s response to a possible Trump presidency and his announced plan to punish China for currency manipulation with a tax on Chinese goods.“Since it belongs to the domestic affair of the U.S., I am not going to make comments on specific remarks by the relevant candidate,” she said.“But I want to stress that China and the U.S., as world’s largest developing and developed countries, shoulder major responsibilities in safeguarding world peace, stability and security and driving world development,” the spokeswoman added.“The sustained, sound and steady growth of China-U.S. relations serves the fundamental and long-term interests of the two countries and benefits the world. We hope and believe that the U.S. government will pursue a positive policy toward China in a responsible manner.”The comments came as Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, is holding talks in Washington that include U.S. concerns about a Chinese military buildup on disputed islands in the South China Sea, and cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations.Hua said Wang and Secretary of State John Kerry agreed the two sides will enhance cooperation and increase talks and exchanges.“We stand ready to preserve and advance China-U.S. relations together with the U.S. side,” she said.Kerry said he spoke to Wang about reducing tensions and finding diplomatic solutions to competing South China Sea claims.“We want there to be a halt to the expansion and militarization of occupied features,” Kerry said. “Everyone benefits by true demilitarization, non-militarization.”Kerry also said the United States remains committed to freedom of navigation and overflight, “something which China says it does not stand in the way of; it agrees that there should be peaceful freedom of navigation.”Reports from Asia say Chinese state-run media have been ordered by the Communist Party to minimize reporting on the U.S. presidential election.Hong Kong’s Chinese-language news outlet Oriental Daily reported Feb. 5 that the Party’s Propaganda Department, which sets policies for all state-run media, ordered all publications to ban election coverage of U.S. policies toward China and to focus election coverage on negative stories and scandals.Trump won the Nevada caucus with 45 percent of the vote, increasing his chances of winning the Republican nomination later this year.Last month, Trump vowed to impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese good to offset China’s devaluation of the yuan.“They’re devaluing their currency, and they’re killing our companies,” Trump said. “We are letting them get away with it, and we can’t let them get away with it.”The Obama administration has adopted conciliatory policies toward China on trade and currency issues.Trump, on his campaign website, outlined a hardline approach to dealing with China that involves officially declaring China a currency manipulator and negotiating an end to the practice.Trump also wants to thwart China’s theft of intellectual property and adopt policies aimed at bring jobs back from overseas to the United States.Bolstering the U.S. military and “deploying it appropriately in the East and South China Seas” are other goals.“These actions will discourage Chinese adventurism that imperils American interests in Asia and shows our strength as we begin renegotiating our trading relationship with China,” the Trump website states. “A strong military presence will be a clear signal to China and other nations in Asia and around the world that America is back in the global leadership business.”
The Pope’s pregnant receptionist has been found dead in her apartment on the outskirts of the city.Miriam Wuolou, a 34-year-old of Eritrean origin, was seven-months pregnant when her body was discovered.She had worked at Pope Francis’ home and a priests’ guesthouse called Santa Marta for years.The Italian press reports she worked as a kind of gatekeeper for the Pontiff, as well as for the bishops and cardinals who stay there.The Pope opted to live at the Santa Marta guesthouse after his appointment in 2013, rejecting the grand papal apartments because he found them too sumptuous and he feared isolation.