Viral Video – Now What?

Viral Video – Now What?

As flattering as it is to have a video shot in your backyard just for your friends going viral, it really doesn’t solve the problem we’re facing … now what?

Those who know me personally also know that I often say that there are no problems, only solutions. But to come up with solutions one needs to understand the problem.

Start from the principle that behind everything that happens in Washington there is a lobbyist, and behind every lobbyist someone profiting in the millions or billions.

It seems like we find ourselves debating over amnesty for illegals every twenty years and never do anything to prevent it from happening again, it has become so evident that now there is even a whole new philosophy being pushed to make you feel guilty for even having a border in order to distract you from all the interest groups lobbying for illegal immigration.   And for those that like to bring the “Christian thing to do” please refer to 2 Chronicles 32:5.

It’s all about money, it always is.

Big business is behind allowing migrants into the country to supply cheap labor, which if you think about beyond politics, these people are just trading poverty for a little less poverty.  And the price we, as tax paying citizens pay, is that along with those who just want to work, come those who want to do us harm or simply drain the system.  In essence, it’s a big win for big business and a great loss for the hard-working Americans who have seen an increase in crime and stagnant wages due to endless supply of cheap labor.

Some of the lobbyists supporting amnesty and open borders are the same big farmers that have put small farmers out of business, as well as restaurant chains and hotels.  They are against E-Verify, pro amnesty and against border security, and they have spent over 350 million dollars lobbying Congress.

Yep, your tax dollars pay for the elected officials base salary, while lobbyists pay the “commissions”.  If you’ve ever been in sales, the commissions are what really count.

You can read more about these companies and what they’ve been lobbying for here:

https://fairus.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/fair_lobbying_report.pdf?docID=2421

Back to my surprisingly viral video …

I’ve tried to the best of my ability,  read as many comments and private messages as possible.  I’ve received numerous messages from other legal immigrants that like me, want to preserve the integrity of what has made this country the best in the world, as well as countless messages from Americans who were happy to hear from an immigrant who loves this country as much as they do.  I had not heard so many “Welcome to America” since I became a citizen twenty years ago!  What a wonderful feeling, and thank you so much for all the love!

The solution….

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time to organize and make an impact on the decision being made by Congress a week from now.  Trust me, if I could I would be there standing alone and hoping to be heard, but we all know that’s not happening.  What we can do, is start working towards becoming organized in order to have a voice in the near future.

The conservative movement lacks true activism, it fails miserably in reaching out to legal immigrants, who are for the most part, very religious and essentially conservative.  It is time to change that!

The reason why I’ve mentioned the lobbyists above, was to give you a clear picture of how funding is important, another area where conservatives fail constantly.  It seems like conservatives can only come together when there is an election and after that no work is done to educate communities and bring a positive message about self-reliance and patriotism.

If I’ve learned anything from my viral video is that now, more than ever, there is a need for  a true grassroots  movement to reach out to legal immigrants and deprogram them from the illogical, but emotionally appealing ideas, that have them embracing the same platform that essentially caused them to leave their countries of birth to begin with.

Approximately 13% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, that’s about 40 million people who conservatives have made no effort to reach out to.  It’s time to change that.

I’ll keep writing and making videos, maybe this will lead to something responsibly effective.

If not, at least I’m being true to my beliefs, and giving a little back to the country that has given me everything.

God Bless you all!

And God Bless the United States of America!

 

Uranium One – Connecting the Dots

Uranium One – Connecting the Dots

I’ll start by saying that the opinion expressed by this article is merely the result of some research, and some interesting coincidences that I’ve found worth putting together.

Time will tell if these parallel events are connected, but I would be really surprised if they aren’t!

We all remember the infamous Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff that happened in January of 2016, where ranchers protesting what they viewed as a Federal Government abuse via the BLM by jailing the Hammonds and sentencing them not once but twice for backfires in their property that spread into Federal land.  The standoff eventually ended with the death of LaVoy Finicum during a FBI ambush which was highly controversial, and is still under investigation.

Recently, we’ve found out that FBI documents from 2009 uncovering bribery from Russian officials prior to the Uranium One deal had been buried by Obama’s DOJ. The first thing that came to my mind was where do we extract uranium from in the US?

While researching I ran into a BLM page from Oregon, which led me to start connecting the dots.  https://www.blm.gov/or/energy/uranium.php

So let’s take a look at the timeline for these parallel events…

2009 –  Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. These findings were buried by both the FBI director and the DOJ.

2009 – Then FBI director Mueller personally delivers uranium sample to Russia. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE38943_a.html

2010 – Obama Administration approves partial sale of the Canadian firm Uranium One to ARMZ Uranium holding Co., a part of Rosatom, which is a Russian State owned enterprise, giving Moscow control of 20% of U.S. uranium supply.

2011 – A representative from Oregon Energy, L.L.C. (formally Uranium One), meets with local citizens, and county and state officials, to discuss the possibility of opening a uranium oxide (“yellowcake”) mine in southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon. The claim area would occupy about 450 acres and is also referred to as the “New U” uranium claims.

2012 – Ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond are sentenced to jail for a backfire that extended into BLM land, and start serving a reduced sentence of 1 1/2 years.

2012 – Oregon Energy/Uranium One puts their plan for the new mine on hold citing uncertainty surrounding sage grouse.

2013 – In December 2013 an internal reorganization of Rosatom extinguished the interest of ARMZ making Uranium One a direct subsidiary of  Rosatom.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_One

2014 – The Hammonds settled a 1 million lawsuit with the BLM for 400k and signed a document giving the BLM first right of purchase for their land if the debt was not paid.

2015 – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Federal Law and re-sentences the Hammonds to the full 5 year prison sentence less time served.  Hmmmm…we’ve heard about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals a lot lately in another issue.

2016 – A standoff from ranchers in support of the Hammonds and claiming that the BLM controls public land unconstitutionally takes place for 41 days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge,  ending with the death of LaVoy Finicum during a FBI ambush.

All of this  sure could be a very unfortunate coincidence, but one has to question if there is a connection between the desperate attempt to remove ranchers from their land in Malheur County, Oregon, and Uranium One’s plans to open a 450 acre mine in the same County.  Also, questionable was the FBI involvement in the standoff and the seemingly unnecessary death of LaVoy Finicum.  Did he know too much? Was that message to others to back off?

For decades there has been conflict between ranchers and the Federal Government regarding land ownership and use, and it’s not a secret to anyone that the Federal Government always wins.  The only secret at times is what the government wants a particular piece of land for and who is making money behind the scenes.

In this particular case, and taking into consideration today’s volatile environment worldwide, one can’t help but to be concerned since our very own uranium could be being used right now by our enemies thanks to greedy politicians who don’t even try to hide their contempt for this Nation.

It is also a bit unsettling and almost ironic that the former FBI director who delivered the uranium sample to Russia himself is today investigating the so-called “Russian/Trump collusion”, yeah…the same former FBI director who buried the files with evidence of wrong doing by Russian officials in order to have Uranium One’s sale approved.

Coming from a country like Brazil where government corruption is so blatant that nothing is surprising, I’ve learned that there are no coincidences when it comes corrupt politicians.  It’s like unraveling a cable knit sweater, and this one seems to be the XXL type!

 

 

 

Columbus Day Hypocrisy

Columbus Day Hypocrisy

Some might say that due to my Italian heritage I’m obligated to defend our tradition of celebrating Columbus day,  but honestly, I only feel obligated to defend common sense and there is much of it amiss on this ridiculous controversy.

I like to listen to opinions different from mine and from what I’ve gathered some groups see Columbus as some kind of white supremacist that systematically killed indigenous people and stole this beautiful land from them, thus not worthy of our admiration.

Well, one cannot listen to this argument without noticing the hypocrisy within!

We have known for years that the Native Americans are not really original of the land they call themselves native of, they got here through a mass migration that took place thousands of years ago from East Asia.  And where did the people from East Asia come from? DNA studies have traced all of humanity back to Africa.  So, let’s start with the fact that none of us, unless you can trace your entire heritage back to Africa, is original of anywhere.

Since the beginning of humanity its inhabitants have migrated and conquered a new land.   The indigenous people of North America were seen as natives to the new explorers, but not were not native to this particular land.

An even bigger hypocrisy from the outrage over an explorer called Columbus comes from the argument of cruelty, which implies the indigenous people were peaceful and harmless to each other living in perfect harmony.  Far from reality.

The Iroquois were the dominant force in northeastern America until the Europeans came to the New World. Five smaller nations made up the League of the Iroquois: they were the Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca tribes. The legendary Hiawatha joined these five tribes together into a single powerful confederation after fierce blood feuds threatened to destroy all five nations.

Naragansett, and Algonquin tribes were enemies to the Iroquois. These tribes had become oppressed by the Iroquois nations after they had formed their confederation; prior to the League these three tribes were actually the dominant tribes of Native Americans in the Northeast. Later, these tribes were also among the first to accept Catholicism, which added favor in the eyes of the new settlers, whose mission was to convert people wherever they went. When the Europeans accepted the friendship of these tribes, however, they accepted the enmity of the Iroquois as well.

The tribes fought for land which meant food.  In those days, once the land you occupied ran out of animals to hunt you’d take someone else’s land.

Prisoners of war were tortured and killed slowly, some were scalped, some were burned alive, and some tribes practiced cannibalism.

Not looking so peaceful anymore, are they?

The reality is that among the Native Americans were those who were killing and enslaving with the sole purpose of acquiring more land.  How was that any different from an explorer from another continent arriving to a new land and wanting to claim it?  Allow me to answer… NONE.

Yes, sadly there were Natives who suffered and lost their land without provocation.  Reason why the U.S. government has created laws to preserve the tribes still in existence and the rich culture of this land’s past.  No one feels good about the wars that took place hundreds of years ago in order to create what we call home today, but it’s important to have a clear view of what the world was like back in those days.

And what if Columbus had not come to America, where would you and I be today?

Ironically, we would most likely be in a land that also didn’t originally belong to our ancestors.

Instead of fighting the past, why can’t we celebrate the future?

Embrace who you are, be thankful for today, don’t look back… you’re not going that way!

And as for me and my heritage, I’ll always be proud of it.   Thanks to two “paesanos”, an explorer called Cristoforo Colombo and his financier Amerigo Vespucci, today I have the privilege to live in the land that gave us Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Jonas Salk, Thomas Edison, George Eastman, Katherine Blodgett, Benjamin Franklin, the Wright brothers, Steve Jobs,  and so many others who have not only improved the lives of Americans but the entire World.

So yes, I celebrate!

Happy Columbus Day !!!

North Korea vs U.S. – A beginner’s guide to today’s events

North Korea vs U.S. – A beginner’s guide to today’s events

As I watch the news portraying Kim Jon Un as someone one could reason with while making it sound like President Trump has single-handedly caused today’s animosity between North Korea and the rest of the World, I’ve found it necessary to roll back to 1994 in order to understand how exactly we got to this point.

In 1994, the US was in the brink of a war with North Korea over its threat to go nuclear. The Clinton administration negotiated a deal with then President Kim Jon – il (Kim Jon Un’s father) very similar to the one the Obama Administration negotiated with Iran in 2015, aimed at stopping North Korea from developing nuclear weapons.  Their desire to go nuclear was unprovoked, they simply didn’t like that the rest of the World did not agree with how they treated their own people.

The deal was received with both skepticism and praise at the time, some felt North Korea could not be trusted, others that diplomacy had saved us from a war.

So here we are in 2017, once again facing the threat of a nuclear war from North Korea…why didn’t the deal work? Why wasn’t diplomacy sufficient to stop them?

The lesson we’re learning is that diplomacy requires all parties to be honest and willing to keep peace,  but most importantly, that a weak enemy will do all in its power to buy time in order to build strength but will still remain an enemy.

The next question is why! Why would North Korea risk a war with the US?

For that we need to go into Kim Jon Un’s world and understand who he is and how his mind works.

This is not a man who needs to be provoked, his set of morals are completely different from what we are used to.  Described as paranoid by the few who have been able to escape North Korea, Kim Jon Un has carried on public executions of musicians, members of his cabinet and his own uncle, all accused of treason and trying to remove him from power.  Young girls are removed from their homes to live in one of his many houses and serve him as sex slaves, most of the population live in absolute poverty, anyone who dares to speak against the regime is sent to prison where they are tortured and starved to death, no external content from the Western World is allowed, they are taught absolute loyalty and dedication to the regime.

The biggest mistake most Americans make is to think that they can use the same reasoning they’ve learned in order to deal with issues in their own lives to deal with paranoid, power-hungry, rootless dictators.

Kim Jon Un has only one goal in life, that is to maintain power! And since he already has it over his own people now he wants it over other Nations also.  Power is like a drug, one can never have enough.

Keep in mind that all the government officials and military leaders surrounding him know very well how paranoid he is, they would never dare to go against his wishes or tell him he is absolutely insane trying to start a war against the US… the way they see it they will die either way, might as well agree with him and delay their death a little.

Does he care about his people? Clearly NOT! If he did, he wouldn’t be executing them in the public square or starving them to death in concentration camps for not agreeing with him.

Now that we have a better picture of how we got here, where do we stand?

Believe me, as a mother I do not want to see a world where my son will have to face the horrors of a nuclear war! But do we have a choice?

What would it take to stop North Korea? We’ve tried diplomacy and it only bought them time to get stronger and more daring.  Sanctions are also a temporary fix because unfortunately North Korea and Iran share the same desire to destroy the US and we just gave Iran 150 billion dollars which they are using to strengthen our enemies, and that includes North Korea.

Have you noticed how much bolder North Korea has become since the deal we’ve made with Iran?

If we had a list of things that could have been done to avoid an attack from North Korea, all the boxes would have been checked by now with only one remaining … strong offense.

President Trump did not create this monster,  it was handed to him to deal with as the result of almost 25 years appeasement and two extremely dangerous nuclear deals (North Korea and Iran) which have led the enemy to believe that our people are willing to risk their own children’s lives just to be able to wave peace signs and claim moral superiority.

At the risk of sounding cruel and insensitive, I’ll choose Americans lives over the people of North Korea.  Horrible? Maybe.  But also calculated and logical.  If North Korea succeeds in attacking us their people will remain slaves of the regime with no one able to ever change it, Iran will continue to go unchecked, much more misery will come to a world without the US working to limit the power of deranged leaders.

Yes, our government has made some bad decisions in the past in other parts of the World, but we’ve done a lot of good also. And when it comes to North Korea we’ve done all possible to avoid conflict, so  I’m not embarking on the “mea culpa” train on this one.

To all the self-righteous, peace talking, willing to sacrifice themselves people out there, please exercise your right to be completely out of touch with reality by moving to another Country if you don’t like the idea of being associated with the concept of self-preservation the rest of us believe in.  Or, paint flowers on your face and hold a peace concert, if that makes you feel better by all means do it.  We don’t want to force you to defend yourselves, but please don’t ask us to passively accept the threats of a lunatic, it ain’t happening! The coward population has increased in size as of late, but this is still the home of the brave.

We are not perfect, but we are a heck of a lot better than the alternative! And for as long as there is at least a glimpse of hope of being able to call this United States of America the Land of the Free, we will still fight.

 

The Money Behind The Mandate

The Money Behind The Mandate

To fully understand the healthcare debacle one needs to look into who is benefiting the most from the mandate.

As it has always been in government there are a few beneficiaries, from large corporations to politicians, but rarely the people whose tax dollars pay for those decisions to be made in their interest.

A few months ago I was researching about how health insurance came about and found out that the very first health insurance company was Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Hospitals were not attracting enough customers so based on the concept that women would spend small amounts on cosmetics every single month they decided to charge small amounts on a prepaid system for hospital used and called it Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Years later, here we are with a mandate for health insurance.  It’s no longer a choice, they got tired of having to compete for our business and decided to name it a right…one which the ones who make any money at all would pay for those who don’t, thus guaranteeing the use of the system.

As the months went by and the new mandate became too burdensome for some smaller insurance carriers, they slowly dropped off the government-funded exchanges and peculiarly enough one company now dominates the market across the Country: Blue Cross Blue Shields.  What an interesting coincidence, don’t you think?

Well, curious me had to dig a little further and get a better picture of this company’s relationship with our government and elected officials.  The general right-wing’s belief that the mandate’s only goal was to further the socialist agenda, and left-wing’s claim that health care is a right works in the minds of those who still believe there is a right wing and a left wing, which I don’t.  Follow the money is usually a better way to identify the culprit when it comes to government, they just use the right vs left ideology to keep us from digging into their real motives.

And since we’re talking about health care….the blue pill and the red pill are made by the same lab.

I’ve found opensecrets.org to be a reliable source of information when it comes to campaign donations and money spent by lobbyists, so I’ve decided to check how Blue Cross Blue Shield spent their money.  Now all the dots started to connect!

Blue Cross Blue Shield has donated equal amounts to both Democrats and Republicans.

Directly to candidates: $3,479,037

To parties: $4,680,132

They have 169 lobbyists, 112 have previously held a government job.

They’ve spent TWENTY FIVE MILLION dollars in 2016 lobbying!

More numbers can be found here https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000109

I don’t know about you, but the number of lobbyists and the amount spent are the most concerning to me.  Blue Cross Blue Shield is buying its way into a health insurance monopoly with the help of the elected officials that we pay to represent us, that’s why repealing Obamacare is almost impossible!  They have bought the votes to make sure we will continue to be forced to buy health insurance at exorbitant amounts and penalized if we don’t so the government can cover for those who qualify for subsidies.  It’s a win/win for the last insurance company standing by the end of the debacle, and for those whose pockets have been filled with lobbying money.

Apparently, the oldest insurance company in the Country was no longer happy with convincing us that prepaying for medical costs was a good idea, it now wanted to be the only one able to meet the demand while having the guaranteed income through a mandate.  Pretty smart!

Ultimately, the complete collapse of our health care will lead to the single payer system, so where does Blue Cross Blue Shield fit in this scenario? Well, someone will have to be the provider, right? Guess who? You got it.

THINK! It’s about the only thing left that is still free.

 

Intellectual Terrorism

Intellectual Terrorism

When people think about terrorism they immediately think of explosions and mass destruction, but that is only one aspect of it.
By definition Terrorism is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims” and the FBI also defines it as “to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”.
Islam is not simply a religion, it is in fact a way of life that requires Muslims to establish an Islamic State so they can live under Islamic law only.
That concept is clearly explained on al-islam.org as follows:
” Allah commanded Muslims to establish an Islamic state whose systems should be based on the principles of the Holy Qur’an and true Prophetic Traditions ”
Therefore, they are obliged to work towards establishing that system wherever they are.
When Western civilizations cave in to the tactics of silencing Freedom of Speech in FEAR of offending a group, we are indeed succumbing to terrorism.
If terrorism is intended to intimidate and coerce a civilian population to influence the policy of a government, then aren’t we being terrorized into giving up our freedom of speech?
YES we are!
Every time that the ones who exercise their First Amendment right are made to be the villains for “provoking” the offenders we are giving into terrorism and allowing it to do exactly what is intended to do….influence the policy of a government by intimidation.
This terrorist tactic is quiet, works slowly but steadily, and it achieves a lot more than bombing a building, for it changes the way you think and behave while you voluntarily give into their demands as a result of fear.
Calling it religious tolerance is simply a cowardly and ignorant way of succumbing to intellectual terrorism.

Redefining Nationalism

Some Americans often wonder why patriotism is being suppressed to the point of even being called a radical behavior.
What in the past was honorable, now is considered extremism.

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In 1992 a summit created by the UN took place in Brazil.
During that summit an agreement with goals to be achieved by the 21st Century was signed by the leaders of 178 Countries, that agreement was called Agenda 21.
President George H. W. Bush signed the agreement that would change every aspect of our lives from that day forward…from how we did business, how we live, what is taught in schools, land development, etc… Then Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama continued to implement every part of the agreement, which by the way, is what introduced global warming to the World, now known as Climate Change because the warming wasn’t happening as they “predicted”.
The UN also introduced the “Global Citizen” concept as the means to achieve the goals outlined on Agenda 21.
The Global Citizen defines a person who places their identity with a “global community” above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is interdependent and whole; humankind is essentially one.
UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has endorsed the global citizen philosophy and created educational programs that are used today by public schools all over the World….thus the “common core curriculum” which reduces the emphasis on National history and promotes a bigger awareness of the Global community.

The sense of identity as an individual is conflicting with the global citizen philosophy, therefore any sense of self, gender, Country, and patriotism have slowly been removed and replaced with the new curriculum that aims to create a global identity (which is in fact NO identity at all).

Are you starting to get the picture?

Agenda 21 aims to create a Global Economy without borders, thus generating the largest form of wealth redistribution ever created.
Think about the last sentence for a minute and then see how it connects to all of the changes we have been experiencing!
Open borders, amnesty, mass refugee resettlement, expanding welfare, race wars…all by design to achieve the ultimate goal.
Even words have gained new meanings! I googled the word Fascism, which I’ve learned in High School as the definition of an authoritarian system without any link to right or left wing groups, but Google defined it as right wing extremism, and…you guess it, Nationalism.  I’ve sent them a polite note asking them to revise the definition since my grandfather escaped  Mussolini’s Italy and I grew up hearing stories from the old Country, so am absolutely positive it was not a right wing ideology.

Could Nationalism be misused? Absolutely.  But, Nationalism IS NOT Fascism! Nor does it equate to xenophobia.  One can be proud of their Country and roots and welcome others with different roots and culture into the fold without having to give up their own identity.

The result of the steady and patient work from the globalists over twenty five years has successfully created a large segment of the population who are proud of having no identity at all and mad at those who still do.  People who see heritage and love for tradition from those who love America as an extreme and offensive behavior without even realizing how little sense it makes that they, at the same time, fight for the right of those who come here from other cultures to maintain their heritage and traditions.

Bizarre much?

I’m always amazed at how effective their strategy has been.  They’ve successfully molded almost two generations into thinking exclusively through emotions, logic is not even contemplated.

We are at a turning point in history, once my generation (the baby boomers) is gone there will be no one left who knows history or the meaning of certain words as we do.

Marcus Garvey once said “A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”

Don’t give up your roots, talk to your kids, pass your heritage on, pass your patriotism on.   Help this new generation see the beauty of loving your Country because that is part of loving and respecting yourself.

That might be the only thing standing between slavery and freedom someday.

 

And so…I write

I can still hear my father’s voice saying “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”.             I didn’t know then why he said it so often or its meaning, nor did I know that one day it would become just as important to me.

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I grew up in Brazil during a military dictatorship. It wasn’t bad really,  but that we will cover another time.  Elections were reinstated in 1984 and let me tell you, Brazilians were not ready to make choices! That is when I came to America and watched their choices unfold from a distance or during my brief visits, and started to understand my father’s favorite quote.

If you told me thirty years ago that I would see some of the same catastrophic choices being made right here in the Land of the Free I would have said that you were completely crazy.  It can’t be, not here. not ever.

So, for a while,  I’ve entertained the idea of ignoring it all and just let it be…but how do you ignore a child that is about to touch fire? If you don’t look or say anything, could you live with the guilt of knowing you could have prevented the pain? The child doesn’t know the fire will hurt, she only knows it’s pretty,  she wants to touch it.                          No, silence is not an option.

My father’s voice seems even louder now…”The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance”

And so…I write.