Starting in September, cash transactions of more than 1,000 euros will be banned in France. The following comes from a recent Zero Hedge article which detailed what these new restrictions will do…
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The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a “suspicious activity” all by itself. These days, if you pay a hotel bill with cash or if you pay for several hundred dollars worth of goods at a store with cash you are probably going to get looked at funny. You see, the truth is that we have already been trained to regard the use of large amounts of cash to be unusual. The next step will be to formally ban large cash transactions like France and other countries in Europe are already doing.
Starting in September, cash transactions of more than 1,000 euros will be banned in France. The following comes from a recent Zero Hedge article which detailed what these new restrictions will do…
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"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
Boswell tells us that Samuel Johnson made this famous pronouncement that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel on the evening of April 7, 1775. He doesn't provide any context for how the remark arose, so we don't really know for sure what was on Johnson's mind at the time. However, Boswell assures us that Johnson was not indicting patriotism in general, only false patriotism.
Is anybody else completely exhausted by the word "racism"?
When will this bogus accusation be put to rest?
Even yesterday's Washington Post was forced to admit that the "Hands up, don't shoot" incident never happened, and white police racism of an unarmed black man was certainly not the issue. That did not stop millions of Americans, both black and white, from thinking that Brown's death was about white racism. Demonstrations by the Congressional Black Caucus, the St Louis Rams football team, NBA players and thousands of protesters (many violent) in the streets all concluded the same thing as well; white police officers and white people in general mistrust blacks and will likely use unjustified, deadly force against them.
Now Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is getting in on the "racism bandwagon," under a campaign called "Race Together," he is instructing his baristas to serve coffee while engaging their customers in race related topics.
Starbucks, who has no stores in the predominate black communities of Gary, Indiana and Ferguson, Missouri, is going to have its mostly white trendy workforce lecture me about race relations?
There is a tremendous disconnection in this country about race, and it is simply rooted in people's inability to accept the truth. Here it is! Young black men are being raised by poor, young single mothers who can't provide the necessary discipline for their children. In many cases these young black men grow up angry and violent. They prey on their own communities. Sometimes they cross over and prey on white and Asian Americans. According to the FBI crime statistics black violent crimes and black incarceration rates are staggering high in comparison to their population numbers. There, we said it. That's it.
The enemies of America want you to believe otherwise. The enemies of America, and of blacks, want you to believe that the cause of black incarcerations is due to white racism. The enemies of America include Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their millions of water-carrying minions, who will openly accuse any objector to black violence as being nothing more than racist. In other words, any criticism people have of black behavior in our society is simply rooted in racism. This claim is indeed the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Let's look at the following failed policies and ideas, that when criticized, are met with the immediate accusation of racism.
Obamacare: This quote (2014) is from the same Washington Post who now admits "Hands up Don't shoot" was a lie.
Is opposition to Obamacare really about race? That’s the highly charged question that has bubbled up in the last day or so, starting with a Senate hearing and then bursting into the news media. I won’t keep you in suspense: The answer is, “Yes."
The failure is containing Radical Islam: Barack Obama and his administration cannot bring themselves to even mention terrorism and Islam in the same sentence. When a Muslim shoots up an office or military base, Obama refers to it as "workplace violence." And any reference on your part that identifies Obama's inability to connect terrorism with a radical Islamic ideology is immediately met with charges of racism. Keep in mind that this is the same Obama who has no problem traveling back 1,000 years to accuse Christians of violence against Muslims during the Crusades.
The racism accusations keep on coming:
Opposition to Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General: "Racism."
Any criticism of Eric Holder, which could include Fast & Furious, Arizona Immigration Laws, the Fort Hood shooting, Black Panther Voter Intimidation, even the Michael Brown shooting, when Holder flew to Missouri to meet with the Brown family, never met with innocent Officer Darren Wilson, and 4 months later after the Justice Department report came to the conclusion that Michael Brown indeed NEVER had his hands up in surrender. None of those major corruptions or failures on Holder's part matters: "Racism."
Meanwhile, because of Holder and Obama's inciting of the people, not the calming, Ferguson burned for days.
Months later racial attacks against whites are happening throughout the country and the media is hesitant to report it. But don't you notice these black on white crimes: "Racism."
The racism charges continue.
You can't say "American Exceptionalism" to describe our country's work ethic, educational or manufacturing superiority or you risk having the race baiters say: "What they really mean is White Supremacy."
You can't claim that Obama-led operatives initiated the Arab vote in Israel (which they did) in order to adversely effect the Bibi Netanyahu election: "Racism."
A little old lady asks Michelle Obama for help at Target retrieving an item from a high shelf. According to the apparently really lazy First Lady: "Racism."
The average film, Selma, not winning best picture or best director at the Oscars. According to the untalented Spike Lee: "Racism."
The Jackie Robinson Little Little Baseball team losing their title because of cheating and taking players from other regions, hence jeopardizing the integrity of the game. According to the corrupt Jesse Jackson: "Racism."
We have not even scratched the surface of the racism-accusation veneer which is America. If somebody doesn't stand up to these race hustlers soon, we are going to become a very different country. One that is no longer exceptional.
Maybe that should be the first topic you talk to your Starbucks barista about.
It was just another Tuesday for the vice president of the United States, and another week in which the mainstream media turned their genteel eyes away from the highly questionable conduct of the figure of low comedy whom tragedy might make our president.
On Tuesday morning, Joe Biden was photographed placing his hands in a cringe-inducingly inappropriate manner on the shoulders of a much younger woman — the wife of the about-to-be-sworn-in secretary of defense — and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . for 28 full seconds.
When Biden let her go at last, you could see Stephanie Carter relax her shoulders a little after having had them tensed up while he rested his hands upon them. Go watch it on YouTube. Some enterprising director will surely adapt the scene for one of those found-footage horror movies — “Paranormal Activity VI: The Bidening.”
Biden’s day of creepiness was far from over. In the afternoon, he spoke at the White House summit to combat violent extremism and made reference to the people of Somalia, who have suffered for decades under the yoke of warlords and Islamists.
When you link to the New York Post's full story, you will continue to learn how the liberal media will do their best to indict Rudy Giuliani as a racist for questioning Barack Obama's patriotism, while completely neglecting their journalistic duties in reporting the multiple improprieties of Joe Biden.
Last night I was watching Chris Matthew on MSNBC. I had switched from FOX News because I wanted to see during the seven o'clock hour if a more liberal station would mention the words Muslim/Islam with terrorism in regards to the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS. To his credit, Chris Matthews basically said "this is a war on Christianity and the west."
Wow! For Chris Matthews to admit that. I was feeling pretty good about the truth being allowed to take a breath of fresh air.
Then I was introduced to the dumbest person in America and her name was Marie Harf.
Harf is the deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State and a former spokesperson for the Central Intelligence Agency. (She worked on the 2012 Obama Campaign.)
When Matthews suggested that America do more to combat the barbaric spread of ISIS throughout the Middle East, that it was closing in on Europe, which was why Italy was now getting involved, the 33 year-old Harf responded with the following:
"We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs."
Hey, idiot! Ever hear of Osama bin Laden? He was a multi-millionaire, and the biggest terrorist and hater of America ever. What are you suggesting, Ms Harf, that we should have gotten bin Laden and others like him a job at Apple Computer?
Matthews, to his credit, quickly shot her down.
"We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or fifty lifetimes. There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?"
Why is Marie Harf on the America's Enemies page? Because her stupidity is dangerous. If any non-comatose adult actually thinks you can beat these ISIS barbarians, hell-bent on destroying western civilization, by providing them with jobs, it is simply too inconceivable to address without laughing.
We actually hope that Ms Harf is that dense. If she is not, then she is complicit in committing treason by advancing her career touting Obama's corrupt ideology. Instead of applying whatever talents she may have in helping defend her country, Harf's spouting Socialism 101 philosophies from the 1960's.
One thing is certain: Marie Harf is living proof of how public education has indoctrinated our young people with feel-good leftist tripe. And some young people are too intellectually lazy to see it for what it is.
It all started a week ago, when President Barack Obama couldn't let well-enough alone. After (shockingly) mentioning Islam and terrorism in the same sentence in response to the brutal murders and beheadings around the world, Obama just had to go and attack Christians. The excerpt is below. What we need to call attention to is the word "Crusades/Crusaders."
Fast forward to a week later, and 21 Coptic Christians are beheaded by ISIS on the beaches of Libya. Notice the word they use to describe the people they are killing. Crusaders.
Obama's response? He went to play golf.
President Barack Obama at the White House Prayer Breakfast, 2/5/15
"And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."
ISIS Message after beheading 21 Coptic Christians
"Oh people, recently you have seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and Dabiq’s plain, chopping off the heads that have been carrying the cross for a long time, and today, we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message.
All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood."
As the international community mourned the deaths of 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded in an Islamic State (ISIS) video released on Sunday, President Barack Obama spent the day golfing in Palm Springs, California. Obama also played golf on Sunday when the videotaped slaughter of Coptic Christians went viral globally. In response to the gruesome beheading video, Egypt began airstrikes in Libya against ISIS targets. Pope Francis denounced the brutal slaying
“Today I read about the execution of those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians,” said the Pope. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’ They were killed simply because they were Christians.”Obama hit the links before 8:00 a.m. local time and played the Porcupine Creek Golf Course in Palm Springs with three of his Hawaii buddies.
In a piece that needs to be read by every American who cares deeply about the truth, we offer you Larry Elder from WND who nails the psyche of lying liberals who fabricate or invent stories to make themselves appear heroic amongst others who are either cowardly or racist. Elder offers critical analysis of a society who condemns and punishes Brian Williams for lying, while it rewards the likes of Hillary Clinton, Wolf Blitzer, Steve Kroft, etc, for doing essentially the same thing. In the corrupt world of stolen valor, these "protected" liberals are some of America's greatest enemies.
Larry Elder article:
If Brian Williams, the anchor and face of NBC News, goes, others should march right out the door behind him.
Williams, in 2003, filed a report about his experiences in Iraq. He accurately reported that a helicopter an hour in front of his took fire from an RPG. But over the years the story morphed into Williams claiming that his helicopter took an incoming RPG and other small-arms fire. Other stories Williams told and filed are under review, including apparently exaggerated or false claims filed or stated during Hurricane Katrina. Williams claimed he saw a dead body floating in the street outside his New Orleans hotel, and that his hotel had been assaulted by gangs. Neither of which apparently is true.
Due to concerns about the credibility of the $10-million-a-year newsreader, NBC announced Williams’ six-month unpaid “suspension.” Now, six months is forever. When his replacement, the capable Lester Holt, settles in, soon it will likely be, “Brian, who?”
But what’s the moral to the story – that we hold reporters to a high expectation of accuracy and journalistic integrity? Really? Williams works for the same company that gives an hour-long nightly platform to the Rev. Al Sharpton, America’s pre-eminent race-card hustler.
As to Hurricane Katrina, reporters filed false story after story about murders, gunshots and rapes, many discredited – and many irresponsibly injecting the race issue. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, for example, said, “You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals … so tragically, so many of these people, almost all of them that we see, are so poor, and they are so black, and this is gonna raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold.” The ill treatment, Blitzer suggested, resulted from racism.
As for the importance of accuracy, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria stands credibly accused of serial plagiarism. The left-of-center British publication The Week published a piece headlined, “Why Does Fareed Zakaria Still Have a Job?” Correspondent Ryan Cooper wrote: “CNN and Washington Post star Fareed Zakaria has committed dozens of acts of plagiarism and intellectual dishonesty. But Zakaria has not been hounded out of his job and shamed in the public square, as one would expect. Instead, he continues to go about his business as if nothing happened, revealing a disturbing double standard in the media industry.”
Over at “60 Minutes,” the married Steve Kroft reportedly bragged to his mistress that he enjoys a cozy relationship with President Barack Obama, whom Kroft calls “Barry.” Conservatives have long accused Kroft of lobbing softball questions at Obama. Does Kroft’s self-described status as Obama’s “go-to” guy confirm conservatives’ suspicion that he’s in the tank for Obama? Crickets.
If exaggerations about war and war zones are career-ending for Brian Williams, does it apply to politicians?
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who could become our next president, falsely claimed that during a 1996 trip to Bosnia she took incoming fire. In 2008, she claimed: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” But videotape showed no running, no head down, no snipers, no first-lady-as-Rambo. And, as pre-arranged, she met a young Bosnian girl for the “greeting ceremony.”
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The following story first appeared in the Washington Times. It accurately details why billionaire George Soros is perhaps the biggest enemy of America in this century. He continually serves to undermine the fundamental principles of democracy and freedom within the United States.
There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.
Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.
In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.
The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.
“Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society,” said Kenneth Zimmerman, director of Mr. Soros‘ Open Society Foundations’ U.S. programs, in an interview with The Washington Times. “Helping groups combine policy, research [and] data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”
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The following is an excerpt from Walter E. Williams' piece on Al Sharpton. A link to Williams' work can be found on our home page under "Our Favorite Columnists."
Last week's column focused on the ways liberals use blacks in pursuit of their leftist agenda, plus their demeaning attitudes toward black people. Most demeaning are their double standards.
It was recently reported that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, spoke at a 2002 gathering hosted by white supremacist leaders when he was a Louisiana state representative. Some are calling on Scalise to step down or for House Speaker John Boehner to fire him. There's no claim that Scalise made racist statements.
Hardly anyone blinks an eye at the Rev. Al Sharpton's racist statements, such as: "White folks was in the caves while we (blacks) was building empires. ... We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was. ... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."
Sharpton again: "So (if) some cracker come and tell you, 'Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket. That ain't nothing to be proud of. That means their forefathers was crooks." Sharpton also offered, "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house."
Despite such racism, President Barack Obama has made Sharpton his go-to guy on matters of race. But not to worry. Obama himself spent 20 years listening to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's anti-Semitic and racist sermons. The news media and intellectual elite don't condemn Sharpton or Obama, because they have two standards of behavior: one for whites and a lower one for blacks.
Do you need further evidence that Al Shaprton is one of the biggest con-artists and race hustlers of all time, see following excerpts from the New York Post:
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist?
Then you need to pay Al Sharpton.
For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.
Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal met with the activist preacher after leaked emails showed her making racially charged comments about President Obama. Pascal was under siege after a suspected North Korean cyberattack pressured the studio to cancel its release of “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of dictator Kim Jong-un.
Pascal and her team were said to be “shaking in their boots” and “afraid of the Rev,” The Post reported.
No payments to NAN have been announced, but Sharpton and Pascal agreed to form a “working group” to focus on racial bias in Hollywood.
harpton notably did not publicly assert his support for Pascal after the meeting — what observers say seems like a typical Sharpton “shakedown” in the making. Pay him in cash or power, critics say, and you buy his support or silence.
“Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal & Policy Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group that has produced a book on Sharpton.
And Sharpton, who now boasts a close relationship with Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio, is in a stronger negotiating position than ever.
“Once Sharpton’s on board, he plays the race card all the way through,” said a source who has worked with the Harlem preacher. “He just keeps asking for more and more money.”
Do you still need further proof of the venality of Al Sharpton, then just Google his name with "Tawana Brawley Hoax" and the "Crown Heights Riots."
If only people had the courage and principle to stand up to such a wicked force, Sharpton would be irrelevant.
Al Sharpton: Truly an enemy of peace and America.
North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report.
The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country.
According to the report, the “Reconnaissance Bureau, North Korea, had agents in place to attack American nuclear power plants.”
The document states that the North Korean Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, the ministry in charge of the military, “established five liaison offices in the early 1990s, to train and infiltrate operatives into the United States to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in case of hostilities.”
“One of the driving forces behind the establishment of the units and infiltration of operatives was the slow progress in developing a multi-stage ballistic missile.”
North Korea is known to have at least two long-range missiles capable of hitting the United States, the Taepodong-2 intercontinental ballistic missile, and the KN-08 road-mobile ICBM, which has not yet been flight tested.
The report indicates that power plants would be targeted for attack “in the event of hostilities between the United States and DPRK” – the acronym for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.
The Reconnaissance Bureau is part of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces and is in charge of the estimated 60,000 North Korean special operations commandos.
The heavily redacted report is what is known as a raw intelligence report, consisting of information possibly provided to the United States by a defector or agent, or possibly obtained from electronic surveillance.
Reconnaissance Bureau commandos have undertaken terrorist operations in the past in South Korea and other locations.
But the DIA report is the first intelligence document indicating North Korea had planned attacks inside the United States and dispatched agents for the operations.
Disclosure of the report, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, comes amid threats by presumed North Korean agents to conduct September 11-style terrorist attacks against U.S. movie theaters.
It is at times like these that we should all thank God the U.S. has a leader like Barack Obama in the White House. When he was elected, after all, we were told repeatedly that our enemies would now love us. Just imagine how bad our foreign policy would be if we had a man in charge like, oh say, Mitt Romney, instead.
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