Sunday, March 31, 2019

Free Speech Dying In New Zeland After The Massacre

Free Speech Dying In NZ After Christchurch Shooting: Mass shooter’s video and manifesto banned in NZ – on penalty of a decade or more in prison.

New Zealand is finding their latest edict to be a sticky wicket in the world of government transparency.  Just days after the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 people dead and as many wounded, the country’s Chief Censor David Shank ordered the attacker’s manifesto banned forever in their country.

New Zealanders who dare to share the forbidden document with others face up to 14 years in prison –while the mere possession of the blueprint for violence and terror comes with a 10-year sentence. The strict law follows the declaration made by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that she would never speak the gunman’s name again.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mother Of All Caravans: Trump’ll Shut Mexico Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the “mother of all caravans,” even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big.

Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could be forming. “We have information that a new caravan is forming in Honduras, that they’re calling ‘the mother of all caravans,’ and they are thinking it could have more than 20,000 people,” Sanchez Cordero said Wednesday.

But a WhatsApp group calling for people to gather Saturday in El Salvador to set off for Guatemala only has about 206 members. Activist Irineo Mujica, who has accompanied several caravans in Mexico, said reports about “the mother of all caravans” were false, claiming “this is information that (U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen) Nielsen is using to create fear.”

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Wacky Sex-obsessed World Of Brunei Sultan

Miss USA 1992 was one of the sex slaves in Brunei Harem.
Last week, celebrities including Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osbourne, Richard Branson and Clive Davis united for an unlikely cause: a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, because its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, recently announced the implementation of Sharia law in his tiny South Asian nation. “Theory states that Allah’s law is cruel and unfair,” said Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, “but Allah himself has said that his law is indeed fair.”

Under Sharia law, the following is considered criminal behavior, punishable by fines, jail, amputation of limbs, public flogging or death by stoning: absence from Friday prayer services; becoming pregnant out of wedlock; wearing indecent clothing, and for women, refusal to wear a hijab; employing a non-Muslim baby sitter; the use of the word “Allah” by Christians and the discussion of faith by any non-Muslims; publicly eating or drinking during Ramadan; theft; homosexuality; and adultery.

The Sultan, now 67, has slowly been moving Brunei in this direction for decades, but this recent, drastic declaration has no clear motive. Brunei is so rich with oil, it’s fully independent; nor is it a target of Islamic extremists. So, why now?

Sex, Drugs, & Sharia Law In Crazy Oil-Rich Brunei

In addition to four legal wives the Sultan of Brunei
has hundreds of beautiful sex slaves in his harem.
Who’s got it all — sex, drugs and sharia law? The crazy rich sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, who pushed through brutal new sharia laws for his country that become effective next week.

Those laws allow for stoning and whipping to death LGBTQ people in the tiny oil-rich kingdom. Seen as part of the kingdom’s “reforms” initiative, it begs the question: When are the sultan and his family going to reform their own non-sharia compliant deviant behavior (not to mention their exorbitant quasi-unIslamic extreme spending)?

As the new sharia-compliant laws are set to take effect on April 3, 2019, here are some fast facts about the sultan of Brunei, who is reported to be worth a cool $20 billion, to keep his new penal code in perspective:

1. In 2011, Vanity Fair dubbed the sultan of Brunei and his brother, Prince Jefri, “constant companions in hedonism.”

2. The extravagant parties of Brunei are an open secret. Vegas showgirls and high-end escorts are often flown in for “entertainment.”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Muslim-Majority Belgium: The Islamic State In Europe

Belgium: First Islamic State in Europe? The leaders of Belgium's ISLAM Party apparently want to turn Belgium into an Islamic State. They call it "Islamist democracy" and have set a target date: 2030.

"The program is confusingly simple: replace all the civil and penal codes with sharia law. Period. And the European capital [Brussels] will be Muslim in twenty years".  

The French acronym of Belgium's ISLAM Party stands for "Integrity, Solidarity, Liberty, Authenticity, Morality". The leaders of the ISLAM Party apparently want to turn Belgium into an Islamic State. They call it "Islamist democracy" and have set a target date: 2030.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Jews & Mossad Were Behind The Christchurch Massacre

NZ Jews funded Brenton Tarrant.
NZ Muslim Leader Tells Who Was Really Behind the Attack: A leader of the Muslim community in New Zealand has solved the mystery of who was really behind the March 15, 2019 massacre of 50 Muslim worshipers in two mosques in Christchurch.

That’s a relief, because we thought it was Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year old Australian man with ties to white supremacist movements who live-streamed the shooting. Ahmed Bhamji waited to reveal his inside information at the most appropriate time and with the largest possible audience – at the “Love Aotearoa (New Zealand) Hate Racism” rally.  

Bhamji is the chairman of the prominent Islamic institution, the Mt. Roskill Masjid E Umar in New Zealand. He was recently given the distinct honor of introducing the prime minister of New Zealand when she came to speak at the mosque after the massacre.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Witch Hunt Is Over: Russia Collusion Is A Hoax

Donald Trump is a flag-hugger, not a traitor.
Donald Trump’s Allies Rejoice as Collusion Narrative Crumbles: President Donald Trump’s top allies are publicly celebrating the implosion of the Russia scandal after special counsel Robert Mueller cleared the president of all allegations.

Mueller’s report to Attorney General Bill Barr indicates no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians in 2016 and no evidence that Trump obstructed justice. Andy Surabian, a former White House official who also ran the 2016 campaign war room, said on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Sunday evening.

“I’ve been sitting here watching CNN and MSNBC all day long, and there’s been so much water in the eyes of these anchors that two things could only be going on: they’ve either been crying before they go on air, or they’re all lighting up fat joints before they go on air–but I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many watery eyes on CNN and MSNBC,”

Russian Troops Have Landed In Venezuela!

Caracas (AFP) – A cargo plane bearing the Russian flag was spotted by AFP at the main airport in Venezuela Sunday amid reports that Moscow has dispatched troops and a senior military official to the country.

The aircraft was seen at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas guarded by a contingent of Venezuelan National Guardsmen. Javier Mayorca, an independent journalist, reported on his Twitter account the arrival of two Russian panes — an Antonov-124 cargo plane and a smaller jet — late Saturday at the airport.

He said around 100 Russian soldiers led by General Vasily Tonkoshkurov, head of the Mobilization Directorate of Russia’s armed forces, disembarked along with about 35 tons of equipment. A picture of a Russian flagged aircraft posted on social media showed men in uniform clustered around it on the tarmac.

There was no confirmation from Venezuelan authorities, and the Russian embassy in Caracas declined to comment to AFP on the report, which was widely carried by Venezuelan media. Russia and China are the main allies of Venezuela. Both have lent billions of dollars to the oil-rich South American country, propping up the anti-US government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

LHC Just Found The Evidence Why Our Universe Exists

World's Largest Atom Smasher (LHC).
World's Largest Atom Smasher (Large Hadron Collider – LHC) May Have Just Found Evidence for Why Our Universe Exists: For the first time ever, physicists at the world’s largest atom smasher have observed differences in the decay of particles and antiparticles containing a basic building block of matter, called the charm quark.

The finding could help explain the mystery of why matter exists at all. "It's a historic milestone," said Sheldon Stone, a professor of physics at Syracuse University and one of the collaborators on the new research.

Matter and antimatter: Every particle of matter has an antiparticle, which is identical in mass but with an opposite electrical charge. When matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate one another. That's a problem. The Big Bang should have created an equivalent amount of matter and antimatter, and all of those particles should have destroyed each other rapidly, leaving nothing behind but pure energy.  

Clearly, that didn't happen. Instead, about 1 in a billion quarks (the elementary particles that make up protons and neutrons) survived. Thus, the universe exists. What that means is that particles and antiparticles must not behave entirely identically, Stone told Live Science. They should instead decay at slightly different rates, allowing for an imbalance between matter and antimatter. Physicists call that difference in behavior the charge-parity (CP) violation.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Putin Using Green Propaganda To Bust US Oil Boom

A Russian-funded anti-fracking ad.
Congress - Kremlin Used Green Propaganda to Undercut U.S. Energy: America's hostile foreign enemies and large swaths of the U.S. “environmental” movement have something in common — and according to a new congressional report, it may be more than a coincidence.

A stunning investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology uncovered evidence that Russian agents have been pushing pseudo-environmentalist propaganda through social media. The goal: derail the ongoing American energy boom.

Analysts and investigators suggested the Kremlin's scheming was almost certainly an effort to prop up its own energy sector, which is crucial to Russia's inefficient and largely state-controlled economy, as well as to its geopolitical influence. But despite the attempted Russian meddling in U.S. energy policy, America is still on track to become the world's largest producer of crude oil within five years.

The new congressional report released this month focuses particularly on the Kremlin's use of social media to promote “environmental” causes. But the efforts go beyond Internet trolls, which appear to represent the tip of a massive iceberg.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Erdogan Threatens Aussies & Kiwis Visiting Turkey

For the seventh time, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has aired footage of the deadly attack on two Christchurch mosques at election campaign events, sparking anger and disbelief among New Zealanders according to FT.

Yesterday, NewZealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said President Erdogan showing video of Christchurch terror attack at political rallies was unfair and harmful. Today in yet another rally Erdogan did the same, linking terrorism again to Turkey opposition leader. Extraordinary.

The partially blurred video of accused gunman Brenton Tarrant entering a mosque and shooting Muslim worshippers was played at the rallies, while a caption read "A terrorist who is the enemy of Islam and the Turks."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sea Shield 2019: Burma Navy Combine Fleet Exercise

Nay Pyi Daw (March 18) - The Tatmadaw has been conducting Army,Navy and Air Force military drills continuously to enhance its defence prowess in protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State well. Today, the Tatmadaw (Navy) launched the Combined Fleet Exercise-Sea Shield 2019 in Myanmar territorial waters (Coco Island region).

Wearing the Navy uniform in honour of the exercise,Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, together with Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and the commander of Yangon Command, observed the military exercise from the observation naval vessel Frigate Aungzeya.

The Senior General took the salute of the Duty (Navy) Troop. The Naval Fleet Commander (Duty) who would command the exercise presented the salient points of the exercise, and gave verbal combat order. The Naval Fleet Commander (Duty) and commanding officers of war vessels returned to their respective naval vessels and conducted the Combined Fleet Exercise-Sea Shield in accordance with its programme.

Pompeo Pounds ICC And Its Defenders Fight Back

Un-elected ICC witch-hunting Chief Prosecutor threatening the
elected popular politicians & president of Philippines.
The International Criminal Court is an illegitimate globalist institution being used by enemies of the United States and Israel as a political lawfare weapon.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday new U.S. visa restrictions on those individuals directly responsible for any International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of U.S. personnel in connection with U.S. and allied military and intelligence activities in Afghanistan.

The ICC prosecutor had previously requested approval from the ICC’s judges to launch a formal investigation into what the prosecutor called the “situation in Afghanistan.” That request is still pending.

Secretary Pompeo warned all those working for the ICC that “if you’re responsible for the proposed ICC investigation of U.S. personnel in connection with the situation in Afghanistan, you should not assume that you will still have or will get a visa, or that you will be permitted to enter the United States.”

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Large Majority Of American Jews Voted For Democrats

Most American Jews voted for Obama in 2008.
74% of American Jews Plan to Vote for Democrats for Congress in 2018: A new poll finds that 75 percent of American Jews disapprove of President Donald Trump, and that 74 percent plan to vote for Democratic candidates for Congress this fall.

The survey was conducted by the Mellman Group on behalf of the Jewish Electoral Institute (JEI). The poll of 800 American Jewish voters confirms that American Jews remain firmly within the Democratic fold.

JEI is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization focused on deepening public’s understanding of the American Jewish electorate. This new organization is providing the public with information regarding the American Jewish electorate and leading a national, nonpartisan Get Out The Jewish Vote effort.

Christchurch Massacre: Revenge For Ebba (2006-2017)?

New Zealand terror suspect claims shooting was revenge for Stockholm terror attack: A suspected far-right extremist held in connection with a deadly shooting in New Zealand described it as "revenge" for the murder of an 11-year-old Swedish girl in the 2017 Stockholm terror attack.

The Australian-born suspect, understood to be a white man in his 20s, also reportedly describes himself as a racist and fascist, referring to Norwegian terrorist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and Swede Anton Lundin Pettersson, who killed three people in an attack on a school in Trollhättan in 2015.

He describes his motives as revenge for terrorism in Europe, and specifically names 11-year-old Swedish girl Ebba, one of five people killed in a terror attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm in 2017.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dawoodi Bohra FGM Cult Controls 40 US Mosques

When two Muslim doctors and one manager of a clinic in Michigan were charged for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on up to 100 girls from around the country since 2005, the case received significant media coverage.

What didn’t get much coverage was the fact that the defendants belonged to a pro-FGM, Indian-Muslim cultish sect the Dawwodi Bohra whose websites list 40 mosques and “jamaats” (meaning “communities”) it has in America.

The Bohra also has a branch of medical professionals named the Saifee Burhani Medical Association that designs “jamaat-level initiatives for long-term health and preventative care.” Another Bohra affiliate notably transfers money for unspecified “medical treatments” in South Asia.

Cortez The Socialist Under Water In Public Opinion

AOC’s Attack on Capitalism, and the Democrats’ Radical, Share-the-Wealth Agenda: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to think we can simultaneously eliminate capitalism while still enjoying its fruits—a fallacy that has toppled many would-be utopias in the past.

During the SXSW event in Texas, the New York Democrat condemned capitalism, labeling the economic system that has lifted billions of people out of poverty “irredeemable,” while complaining about inequality in America.

“Capitalism is an ideology of capital—the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” the lawmaker said. “So, to me, capitalism is irredeemable.” Clearly, Ocasio-Cortez misspoke—capitalism will only become irredeemable if America implements Ocasio-Cortez’s destructive socialist policies.

During the same event, for instance, Ocasio-Cortez referenced Bill Gates’ idea of a 90 percent tax on robots, arguing that the enormous tax should be slapped on U.S. businesses to pay for welfare programs, so that laid-off workers don’t have to find new jobs as automation reshapes the economic landscape.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Venezuela Colectivos: Armed Thugs Enforcing Socialism

Maduro's muscle - Motorcycle gangs known as 'colectivos' are the enforcers for Venezuela's authoritarian leader: The neighbors were fed up. For days, they'd had no electricity or running water because of a massive national blackout.

So one morning this week, they piled logs and garbage into a makeshift barricade in their middle-class Caracas neighborhood and started yelling slogans against the government. Then came the motorcycles. There were at least 20 of them, their motors buzzing, driven by men with scarves over their faces, according to interviews with 10 witnesses.

The demonstrators scattered. But as people in surrounding buildings started hurling bottles at the bikers, the men raised their weapons - pistols and rifles - and opened fire. No one was injured. But the neighbors were terrified. "Now we can't even protest, because they'll shoot at us," said Delia Arellano, 72, one of the demonstrators.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Trump: Socialism Could Destroy US In A Decade

Donald Trump: ‘Seductive’ Socialism Would Send Country ‘Down the Tubes’ in a Decade or Less. President Donald Trump told Breitbart News on Monday that he feels “very strongly” that the United States will never succumb to socialism.

“I feel that—I feel it very strongly,” Trump replied when asked by Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle about his pledge in the State of the Union address that the United States would never become a socialist country. Trump continued by explaining that many Democrats are campaigning on socialism, however, because it is “easy” to campaign on but difficult “to govern on.”

“Now with that being said, you always have to be very careful, because socialism is easy to campaign on but tough to govern on, because the country goes down the tubes,” Trump said. “But when you tell people free medical, free education, no more student loans—all of the different things that you say—it’s a great thing to campaign on, but then ten years later the country is down the tubes.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Minimum Wage Policy Forces Workers To Earn Less

Whole Foods Proves Failure of Socialist Democrats’ Agenda: Socialism has long been sold as the political party that supports the working class and who promises to make things better for the working class.

That’s the promise that helped socialists drive the 1917 Revolution in Russia that overthrew the ruling monarchy. It was the promise that led the people to elect socialist leaders in Venezuela. They are the same promises being made by Democrats, which are really socialists, in order to get the votes of millions of working Americans.

One of the promises being made by socialist Democrats is raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. They claim that this will allow millions of Americans making at or near minimum wage, to be able to provide for themselves and their family.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Venezuelan Hell: Socialism Dies In Darkness

"A major power outage hit crisis-stricken Venezuela on Thursday, according to Reuters ... a problem the government of President Nicolas Maduro quickly blamed on "sabotage" at a hydroelectric dam that provides much of the country's power."

National life ground to a standstill, telecommunications -- including the internet -- stopped working, hospitals were plunged into darkness and cities of millions lay helpless without electricity.

As the outage continued into Friday spreading to every Venezuelan state, it became clear this was going to become the biggest of the blackouts yet and Maduro's officials increasingly pointed a finger at the United States.  But the national electric grid had also been teetering for a long time.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Venezuela Blackout: No Electricity For Three Days Now

Huge power outage leaves most of Venezuela in darkness: A power outage left much of Venezuela in the dark since early Thursday evening in what appeared to be one of the largest blackouts yet in a country where power failures have become increasingly common.

Crowds of commuters in capital city Caracas were walking home after metro service ground to a halt and traffic snarled as cars struggled to navigate intersections where stoplights were out. Most of Venezuela still had no power Friday evening, more than 20 hours after a massive outage left over 70% of the country without electricity. The blackout stopped mass transit in the capital of Caracas, shuttering businesses, gas stations and even disrupting operations at hospitals.

Mauro Zambrano, representative of the hospitals and clinics union of Caracas, told CNN there have been four deaths at hospitals. One death took place at the Magallanes Hospital and another at the University Hospital, Zambrano said, adding that even though both hospitals had electricity "there were some failures."

AOC Economic Policies: Road To Ruin For USA

AOC's Policies Are An Indictment of American Economic Education: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a walking indictment of economic education in the United States. And I'm not just referring to Boston College where AOC received her economics degree.

The fact that AOC's socialist policies receive widespread support among today's youth demonstrates there is an economic education crisis in this country. Below are AOC's top 5 economically ignorant policies that haven't received nearly the derision they deserve:

The Green New Deal: This policy would fundamentally transform the U.S. economy in a socialist direction. It would force American households and small businesses to transition to far more expensive and unreliable energy sources. This would act as a major new tax, raising prices, reducing disposable income, and acting as a major drag on the economy. Eliminating plane travel would significantly reduce interstate commerce.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Why Trump Is Destined For An Historic 2020 Win

Each week, as the thundering host of Democratic seekers of their party’s 2020 presidential nomination scramble for attention and try to outflank their rivals to the left, that party rolls out a new policy proposal that lurches further away from where the solid center of American politics has always resided.

The most transformative presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, to adapt a sports metaphor, moved center-field, 10 yards to the left under Roosevelt, and 10 yards to the right under Reagan, but always between the 30-yard lines.

In the five elections between 1876 and 1892, the popular vote was always very close, and the Democrats actually led four times, losing in 1880 by only 2,000 votes out of 9 million cast (James A. Garfield defeated Winfield S. Hancock). Even so, their candidate was only victorious twice; both times with Grover Cleveland.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Democrats Struggle To Calm Over Omar Resolution

Tensions flare as Dems struggle to calm furor over Omar: Lawmakers clashed behind closed doors, with some complaining that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to handle the escalating political crisis.

House Democratic leaders are struggling to contain the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel, with the caucus fighting behind closed doors over whether — and how — to respond.

Tensions ran high at a caucus meeting Wednesday as some Democrats privately vented that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to adequately respond to the escalating political crisis, with too little outreach to their own rank and file.

Democrats Party Imploding Over Jews-hater Omar

IMPLODING: Pelosi lost control of her Democrat Caucus.
Democrats in ‘Full-Scale Brawl’ over Antisemitism Resolution: House Democrats cannot agree on a resolution to condemn antisemitism, and a closed-door meeting Wednesday to discuss the issue reportedly collapsed into infighting as rank-and-file members challenged the party leadership.

The meeting “erupted into a full-scale brawl Wednesday,” the Washington Post reported, as some “protested plans to vote this week on a resolution condemning religious hatred, a measure prompted by [Minnesota Rep. Ilhan] Omar’s comments last week suggesting supporters of Israel have “allegiance to a foreign country”.  

Omar, who apologized last month for antisemitic comments, set off a new crisis last week when she accused pro-Israel Americans of “allegiance to a foreign country.” Democrat leaders, who have tried to portray President Donald Trump as a bigot, tried to manage the political fallout by promising a vote on a resolution condemning antisemitism on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Trump Isn’t Remaking The SCOTUS, Leonard Leo Is

Trump Isn’t Remaking The Supreme Court. Leonard Leo Is. The Federalist Society leader has helped put three conservative justices onto the court. He’s about to get a fourth.

For the second time in less than two years, President Donald Trump is poised to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. But he’s not the one remaking the nation’s most powerful court for generations of Americans. It’s Leonard Leo.

Leo, executive vice president of The Federalist Society, a national organization of conservative lawyers, has played a central role in the selection and confirmation of three Supreme Court justices: John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Massacre At El Mozote, El Salvador (December 1981)

Massacre of Hundreds Reported in Salvador Village: From interviews with people who live in this small mountain village and surrounding hamlets, it is clear that a massacre of major proportions occurred here last month.

In some 20 mud brick huts here, this reporter saw the charred skulls and bones of dozens of bodies buried under burned-out roofs, beams and shattered tiles. There were more along the trail leading through the hills into the village, and at the edge of a nearby cornfield were the remains of 14 young men, women and children.

In separate interviews during a two-week period in the rebel-controlled northern part of Morazan Province, 13 peasants said that all these, their relatives and friends, had been killed by Government soldiers of the Atlacatl Battalion in a sweep in December.

The villagers have compiled a list of the names, ages and villages of 733 peasants, mostly children, women and old people, who they say were murdered by the Government soldiers. The Human Rights Commission of El Salvador, which works with the Roman Catholic Church, puts the number at 926.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Saikat Chakrabati: AOC’s Chief-Of-Staff Made AOC

 (Articles from The BENGAL STORY, NEW YORK POST, & POLITICO in March 2019.)

AOC with Saikat Chakrabarti her maker.
In early January this year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. There are many other things that catch your attention about this feisty young woman, better known by her shorter and catchier nickname – AOC.

Born in Bronx, of Puerto Rican parents, Ocasio-Cortez is only 29 years old. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, an organization that ‘fights for reforms that empower working people.’ And the day she was sworn-in, she wore all-white.

“To honor the women who paved the path before me, and for all the women yet to come. From suffragettes to Shirley Chisholm, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the mothers of the movement,” she wrote on Twitter. She is also a social media star. I decided to follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Times Square Billboard War Over AOC’s Amazon Pullout

Creator of Anti-AOC Times Square Billboard - 'She Literally Cost New York 25,000 Jobs': A conservative group called the Job Creators Network (JCN) placed a billboard in Times Square to call out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for celebrating Amazon's decision not to build a new headquarters in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), elected in November, was one of the most outspoken opponents of the new headquarters, but the president/CEO of the group said Monday that Ocasio-Cortez's actions are troubling to many New Yorkers.

In response to the billboard, Ocasio-Cortez called it "wack" and alleged it was funded by "dark money" from billionaires. "Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards," she tweeted.

Ocassio Cortez Got Elected By Just 4,000 Votes

Most voters stayed home for stunning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win: Here’s what you get when you hold primary elections in June: A tiny percentage of party voters determine the congressional candidates. Even in the most competitive races Tuesday, more than 80 percent of eligible voters stayed home.

In the race that caused an earthquake in the Democratic Party, 28-year-old newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset longtime Rep. Joe Crowley, 57 percent to 42 percent. But only about 13 percent of registered Democrats turned out to vote in the 14th Congressional District that takes in parts of Queens and the Bronx, according to a preliminary city Board of Elections tally.

There are 214,750 active registered Democratic voters in the district. Only 27,744 voted, and Ocasio-Cortez won by just over 4,000 votes. In another hotly contested race in Brooklyn’s 9th Congressional District, Rep. Yvette Clarke squeaked by insurgent Adem Bunkeddeko 52 to 48 percent. But turnout was only about 9 percent — with 28,266 out of 313,949 eligible Democrats voting.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Shwe Kokko Formerly Known As Fortress Kawmoora

Shwe Kokko is inside the omega bend of Moei River the border.
A Chinatown mysteriously emerges in backwoods Myanmar: Shwe Kokko, a remote town along Myanmar’s Moei River, is the latest odd and bold outpost of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The town is still under construction but it already has a distinct Chinese flavor. There are Chinese restaurants, beauty salons and karaoke parlors. Chinese residents live in temporary barrack-style buildings while waiting for new apartment blocks and villas to be completed.

Other buildings resemble huge warehouses and what could be offices for businesses or administration. Even the armed security guards outside some of the houses where the migrants live have Chinese characters on their armbands. But this is not yet another construction project in China.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Jews Call Us Anti-Semitic Because We’re Muslim

WASHINGTON — Ilhan Omar says critics call her an anti-Semite because she’s Muslim: At town hall event, Minnesota House member claims Israel hawks condemn her as a Jew-hater to stifle legitimate criticisms of Israel. Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar accused her detractors on Wednesday night of calling her criticisms of Israel “anti-Semitic” because she’s a Muslim.

Appearing alongside several other Democratic House members at a panel event billed as a “Progressive Town Hall” Wednesday night, the Minnesota lawmaker indicated that the uproar over her controversial tweets suggesting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) buys off politicians was really bad-faith Islamophobic outrage.

“What I’m fearful of — because Rashida and I are Muslim — that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim,” Omar said, referring to Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was also on the panel.

Inside Obama VP Joe Biddens’ Campaign-In-Waiting

Exclusive - Inside Joe Biden’s campaign in waiting: Joe Biden has a campaign-in-waiting as soon as he decides to launch a White House bid.

In recent weeks, the former vice president's longtime advisers Steve Ricchetti and Mike Donilon have led a string of meetings with potential aides to fill out the campaign if Biden makes a decision to enter the race, sources tell The Hill.

Many of the positions would be filled by long-running Biden aides, a number of whom worked in the White House during the Obama administration and are acutely familiar with his style. “Whenever the VP makes a decision, we'll be ready to go,” said one source with direct knowledge of the planning.