The Emissions Lie is Costly

To point out the dishonesty of Colorado’s emissions testing system may well force me into the company of another great heretic, Galileo. But it seems time someone identify just some of those actions by the state which are directly opposed to the state’s claim for the need for this high speed revenue lane into the pockets of political donors. Moreover, the claims of the need for emissions testing are in direct contradiction to nearly every single “solution” to automobile pollution the Colorado Department of Transportation has undertaken since the passage of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).

To understand the relevance of the reference to Galileo one needs look no further than any current media coverage of the “consensus of scientists” which have chastised anyone who dares to question the scientific evidence – proven to be falsified- to support the issue of “man-caused” global warming.

Now I digress for a moment to emphasize that I am not disputing global climate change, I am only pointing out that the much of the data has been falsified.

So it happens that some 400 years ago Galileo was tried and sentenced to life under house arrest for suggesting the Earth orbited around the Sun. His suggestion and the science he offered in support contradicted the “consensus” of astronomers and church leaders. Of course we know now the “consensus” was absolutely wrong.

Truth has a long history of standing in contradiction to beliefs. Today the platitudes supporting emissions testing as a means to achieve clean air are as misguided as those 16th century religious scholars citing the Bible as evidence of Earth’s position in the universe. Yet these statements of faith that sound so good as debate points are not even considered valid by the same government that happily collects emissions testing fees under the banner of cleaner air. If government leaders actually believed auto emissions were a serious source of the Denver area’s poor air quality most of the staff at the planning division of the Department of Transportation would have been fired more than a decade ago.

To illustrate just one of several egregious examples of the Colorado Department of Transportation acting in direct opposition to the concept of reducing automobile pollution look no further than any new roadway expansion project. What you see is a toll lane reserved for the very few who can afford the adjustable tolls. Worse still, these tolls are adjusted higher and higher during the exact times when the automobile traffic is peaking and slowing.  It doesn’t take much thinking to understand that thousands of idling cars stalled in traffic jams will certainly produce more exhaust emissions than if those same cars were able to move quickly along and reach their destination where the engines are shut off completely. The extra lanes could move more cars in less time but instead their purpose is to generate toll dollars. What is even more insulting to everyone paying any attention at all is that Colorado has given away many of these valuable highway lanes to private enterprises. Under these so called public-private collaborations the lane operators are able to put emphasis on profit well before any concerns about reducing air pollution.

As for the testing itself, since its inception in the 1980’s when lead-based gas was being phased out and oxygenated gasoline was not yet developed for widespread distribution, testing has come and gone. State after state has recognized the process was no longer of any value. A 2013 editorial in the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington urged ending the testing a year and a half earlier than its original ending date in 2020. The Spokane area began testing in 1985 when the air quality in the area was ranked among the worst in the country. Much of the pollution was known to be from inefficient wood burning stoves. Nevertheless, city officials tried improving the air quality index numbers by reducing downtown parking, adding turn lanes and even moving monitoring stations to less busy intersections with fewer idling cars. Limited progress was made until the 1991 introduction of oxygenated gas and improved emissions recirculation systems in engines finally started the upturn in air quality. As the number of vehicles from the 1980’s became insignificant, legislators began shifting emissions testing revenue to the general fund where money, “wisely spent to facilitate traffic movement might well-reduce emissions more than testing, which itself cleans nothing.” (Spokesman-Review)

Money “wisely spent” might well improve Denver air quality but it seems that spending money wisely will continue to be nothing but a pipe dream until the current leaders of Colorado’s government are replaced with thinkers and planners who put citizens needs before bureaucrats’ bonuses.

Grateful for Impeachment

We should be thankful for the impeachment process. Without the light of attention shining into the dark chambers of those who have created a fourth and powerful branch of government, we may not have discovered the serious threat to freedom of these unaccountables. Moreover, we are only now beginning to understand the power to control so much of our government and our lives these bureaucrats have created for themselves.

Because of the availability of so many media outlets, it is extremely difficult to understand the extent of ignorance by so many Americans about what has happened and is happening in Washington, DC. with regards to the, so far, non-violent attempt to overthrow our constitutional representative democracy. The impeachment activity is not the issue. The issue is: now that more and more of us are aware of the degree to which these bureaucrats have incorporated themselves and the extreme efforts they will undertake to protect their power, how do we “drain the swamp” ?

No question that the selective broadcasting of only the anti-Trump speeches in the hearings by so much of the media is partially responsible for the plague of ignorance affecting nearly half the population. No doubt the impeachment will continue to be reported as the lead story by much of the old established media. But when the process is finished, regardless of the outcome, if the subversive forces responsible are not exposed and held accountable, the peaceful transfer of power in America by the will of the people will be the ultimate loss.

We know the facts about how impeachment came about. We know the truth about some of those responsible; but not all!

Whether your team wins or loses, there is nothing to celebrate if the “swamp” isn’t drained.

Timeline to the 2nd Civil War

Before the rise of the Romans, scholars of the Etruscan period recognized a pattern of human behavior wherein a major crisis occurred coincidentally with the end of the lifespan of a generation. This time span of roughly 80 years was named saeculum. As we read the now infamous and quite comical Democratic Party – invitation only – Articles of Impeachment, it might help to identify this activity as the end of another saeculum in America’s history.

We are now roughly 80 years from the crisis of World War Two. That great crisis was roughly 80 years from the 1st Civil War, which itself was roughly 80 years from the American Revolution. Are you beginning to see the pattern now?

Former state Senator Greg Brophy recently presented his thoughts at a GOP breakfast on the importance of the 2020 election by comparing it to the 1864 election of Lincoln. While we are not yet engaged in armed conflict as was the case in 1863, it is undeniable that the political, social and desired economical paths for the United States has the country as divided as it was in 1860.

Before Strauss and Howe wrote “Generations”in 1991, Ronald Reagan warned us that freedom is always only one generation away from extinction. Since America is the last stronghold of freedom on Earth, if socialism emerges as victorious over freedom from the currently simmering crisis here, freedom will face total extinction around the world.

If life has only 12 years left due to man-made climate change, some might not care to engage in the preservation of freedom. But those us who have experienced the value of freedom may choose to fight to be free to live out our last few years in pursuit of happiness.

Bad News for Liberals – Again and Again and… … …

As career porch pirating gains momentum in America’s big cities, the popularity of videos showing the openly brazen thieves is also exploding. But are those video defense systems really as effective as voting for law and order candidates for city and state government.

A recent study of crime data revealed which cities have the greatest problem with porch pirates. While the numbers may not yet be conclusive since many of these crimes are reported to sellers or delivery companies instead of law enforcement, the trends are clearly showing through such data sources as internet searches and insurance claims. In response to the news of the prevalence of these crimes, defenders of these cities’ reputations are scrambling to excuse or explain the causes for their individual poor performances at protecting their citizens property.

San Francisco leads the national list of porch pirate crimes. Defenders suggest these crimes are more popular because of silicone valley and the concentration of tech savvy customers who order expensive and easily resold products. While that might be true for San Francisco, such an excuse falls on deaf ears in Washington, D.C., or the Atlanta metro area; numbers 6 and 9 respectively on the list of the ten. And how do the promoters of Minneapolis explain their city being just one place lower than Seattle at number two.

Regardless of the media spin there are two similarities among these cities that might be clues to solutions. Every one of these top ten cities is led by socialist liberals, a.k.a. Democratic party mayors. Secondly, every one of these areas has designated themselves as sanctuary areas for criminals.

Boots in School Hallways

Can you Hear them NOW?

The footsteps of the boots of the coming police state.

The first violence and arrest of what will be many incidents to come is now in the record of the meeting of the Maryland State Board of Education meeting where Obamaschools’ Common Core Curriculum was being “discussed.”

But only written and approved questions were permitted at this “discussion.” So when Robert Small got off script with the only real question that matters regarding Obamaschools, Small was violently dragged out of the room and, of course, charged with assaulting a police officer.

Small understands the future of his two children are at risk under the federal takeover of the content of America’s education. Each day it is becoming more clear to more parents that their children are the targets in this attack on freedom. The ultimate objective is also becoming more clear – forcing the Democratic Party’s Marxist/Sheria doctrine into the minds of America’s youth.

Adolf Hitler said it best when he realized that whoever controls the youth owns the future. But Hitler moved too ambitiously. His very successful youth movement was not enough to defeat the allies across the waters of the Atlantic. Hitler’s youthful army drove the British into the waters off Dunkirk and across the English Channel. Arguably, he had won Europe and would very probably have ruled for decades if it weren’t for the confidence that led him to advance across the Atlantic.

Obama clearly demonstrated that America must be defeated from within – like cancer. He eroded the economy and our ability to manufacture. He wore down our soldiers with multiple conflicts where enemies can not even be identified and Americans are being shot inside their own offices. He planted the seeds the activities that will destroy the Constitution as we witness today the process being used by partisans to overturn our votes of 2016. It seems very likely now that the heros of Seal Team 6 were sacrificed. It is very clear that Ambassador Stevens and his staff were set up to be murdered. Who will be next

A new treaty in the U.N. will allow jack-booted thugs disguised as family services agents in suits and ties to take out children from our homes, “in the best interest of the children.”

A new treaty with China and the anti-American nations of southeast Asia will destroy the remainder of our economy and the Dollar will finally be beaten into nearly worthless paper. The plan is called “check-mate” by the Chinese.

America’s energy sector has been buried under mountains of paperwork and regulations enforced by an ever increasing civilian army of armed government officials.

The only fear these people have is education. And so we have Common Core Curriculum sneaking in under the piles of money and threat of being ‘cut-off’ if the Standards are not implemented by the States.

Mr. Small may be the first victim of violence against Obamaschools but he won’t be the last.

Listen parents, you will hear the boot steps soon enough.

The more Things Change…

The details have migrated but the basics remain the same as illustrated by this post from the run-up campaigns to the 2016 election. As you read it today, substitute today’s events and see for yourself how similar the events are in so many ways.

In a disappointing turn of events a young advocate for women has been successfully indoctrinated into voting for Hillary Clinton based on the “news” she has seen or read as indicated by what she writes:

Trump is a despicable, unpredictable megalomaniac that has zero plan and on top of it is racist, xenophobic, alienating, misogynist, who not only has sexually assaulted women but brags about it openly.

But will she change her mind after the alleged “victims” of Trump sexual assaults speak out in defending Trump and accuse NYT of lying about them and distorting the truth? Or will the release of emails proving the Hillary campaign is behind the turmoil be too late? Where do these women’s stories originate?

In the Marxist manual for Hillary’s campaign, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, a key rule is to accuse the opposition of what you do or plan to do in order to create the illusion that your position is the legitimate position. Read the details attached to this YouTube https://youtu.be/pC-w-XV00aA

But the truth is being revealed through emails being verified and reported upon as rapidly as possible.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/08/02/exclusive-nbc-quietly-scrubs-discredited-smear-clinton-rape-accuser/

When NBC “Today Show” anchor Andrea Mitchell reversed a 1999 NBC report and claimed Clinton rape victim Juanita Broaddrick’s accusation had been “discredited,” the network quickly and very quietly removed the word discredited from its web site knowing their own story from 1999 had been well documented to support Broaddrick’s accusations. But in the midst of the Clinton campaign and their promoting of accusers of Donald Trump, the network refused to apologize or even retract the word on the air.

It is incredibly disappointing that NBC and Andrea Mitchell will not publicly apologize for this egregious error, especially considering that NBC has retroactively edited the online version of the story and taken out the word ‘discredited.’”

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/15/leaked-dnc-files-dems-planned-hit-trump-widely-discredited-hit-piece-falsely-accusing-rape/

Top allies of Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton planned to falsely accuse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump of rape, a leaked file from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) shows.

This story became reality when Megyn Kelly rushed the story on air before verifying its contents, over and over again.”

The story was addressed by the woman who allegedly made the accusations – Ivana Trump, during divorce proceedings. Ivana’s own statements continued, “Not In The ‘Criminal Sense.’” but Kelly didn’t care to be honest in what appears now to be part of the Clinton campaign strategy.

Ivana Trump told CNN right after the story broke in The Daily Beast:

I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.

Ironically, The Daily Beast never made any attempt to verify the story with Ivana Trump before rushing the 1,700-word smear to print back in July. What’s perhaps most important about this situation is that, despite the story being entirely disproven about Trump—disproven by his own ex-wife no less— the DNC wanted to send Trump through the exact same ringer again at one point or another during the forthcoming battle with Hillary Clinton. The Democrats clearly care not one bit about accuracy, since the Party’s official opposition research files on Trump don’t even include the full story—or the fact that said accusations have been discredited.

Now let’s look at Jessica Leeds accusation about Trump being like an octopus…

http://www.westernjournalism.com/thepoint/2016/10/14/1-key-thing-just-uncovered-about-trump-sex-accuser-shows-her-story-already-unraveling/

As of now, the FAA cannot confirm her to have been on any passenger or crew manifest with Trump. (Another passenger who was confirmed to have been on the flight across the aisle from Trump has stated on the record that Leeds story is a lie.)

However, we can confirm that Jessica Leeds has been in a long-running property dispute with Donald Trump since at least 2007. Leeds, herself a millionaire, is quoted in the New York Daily News in 2007 complaining about Trump’s (then new) Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Course in California:

In yet another story, this one run by the Associated Press, Leeds complains of the trees on Trump’s golf courses.

In 2008, the Los Angeles Times ran with a similar story. Framing their piece as a random property dispute, the Times reported: “A Rancho Palos Verdes woman says the Donald Trump organization summarily ended a property dispute by sending a construction crew and bulldozers to rip down and relocate the fence in her backyard. The homeowner, Jessica Leeds…”

The New York Times which initially ran the accusation story could easily have found that Leeds may or may not have ever been on an airplane with Trump, but she has a nearly ten-year-old beef with the real estate mogul over a property dispute.

And so a comment to my young Hillary supporter and advocate for women rape victims I ask….

As a professional involved and concerned about the trama suffered by rape victims, and a Hillary voter, it must be sad to realize every single accusation you have made against Donald Trump is now proving beyond a doubt to be fabricated by the Hillary campaign…

By perpetrating a possible lie, the Times manipulation of serious sexual assault allegations to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and achieve its radical, leftist political agenda does a disservice to real victims of sexual assault. They are now forced to climb over an even higher bar to have their stories heard and justice served.

Typical of the left’s cynical whatever-it-takes approach to winning the political war — they are willing to do lasting damage to the cause of the very “victims” they’re claiming to champion.

On the other hand…

Hillary was the accuser-in-chief of attacking the credibility of Bill Clinton victims during the ‘bimbo eruption’ days of Clinton’s presidency and beyond. Some readers may remember her accusing the accusers of being bimbos when she made the comment about dragging a dollar bill through a trailer park and catching all the bimbos you could ever want.  If ever there was a “war on women” Hillary would be the most qualified candidate to be commander-in-chief.

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who claims to have co-founded the Clinton Global Initiative, served 13 months in jail for soliciting prostitution from a minor. Epstein is the subject of ongoing litigation involving several other underage victims, and flight logs from Epstein’s private jet show Bill Clinton flew with him at least 26 times. Vice News reported one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts, told her attorneys she had damaging information on Bill Clinton.

And now for the real issue of honesty…

North Florida-based Congresswoman Corinne Brown is the latest Clinton super delegate to receive an indictment for corruption and ethics violations. Brown allegedly received $800,000 from an organization called One Door For Education under false pretenses that the funds would be used for charitable purposes.

Late last month, Congressman Chaka Fattah was convicted on charges of racketeering, corruption and stealing charitable funds. Sen. Bob Menendez, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Dannel Malloy and the former Virginia governor who served as Clinton’s 2008 campaign chair, Terry McAuliffe, are also in the midst of corruption probes.

God Bless Edward Snowden

God Bless Julian Assange

God Bless America

Indoctrination vs Education

The speakers were all immigrants from socialist countries. All had fled to America, to freedom! All of them still had family in their birth country. They had come together in the small crowded room in the basement of this church to tell us their stories. Stories that differed because of their ages and family status in their native countries. Yet regardless of when or where they had left their birth countries, regardless of how old they were or when they came to America, each of them had come to the church this evening to explain to us the truth about life under socialism. And make no mistake, to those of us who are old enough to have seen communism in its undisguised years, to see people shot and killed for tying to escape over the wall from East Berlin, to see it before it was rebranded in our schools as socialism – or worse, the modern American Democratic Party – what these new Americans were describing was frightening.

While the stories varied from Cuba under Fidel Castro, Venezuela under Hugo Chavez, to corruption so prevalent in Peru that three ex-presidents are under indictment and the current Congress has been suspended by the current President who himself has been suspended by that same Congress calling for impeachment. All the while Peruvian’s distrust of the politicians has reached the boiling point. Does that sound familiar?
Despite their varied origins, despite the fact they came from different countries, despite the difference in names assigned to their various governments and leaders, the results were always the same; poverty and despair and starvation. People suffer with diseases that could be cured and are easily prevented in other nations where the government doesn’t control every aspect of the healthcare system.

While universal poverty, lack of medicine and nutritious food are undeniable results of socialism, how does a nation fall prey to such an obviously failed ideology? The answer to that question is the common thread that ties each story to every other. That universal connection is the government control of the children through schools that indoctrinate not educate. Schools where history is rewritten to exaggerate the attraction of socialism and the suffering of the working class under Western democracies. From free daycare to free college, a government monopoly of the curriculum guarantees socialism will prevail over time. Indoctrination like this takes time. The rise of socialism isn’t usually an overnight transformation like a violent revolution. And even in the cases of revolution such as in 1959 Cuba the underlying motivation to follow and install a Socialist leader takes time. The promise of a life of comfort being insured by the State is an easy sell to the most ignorant, the impoverished, the laziest and, sadly but most importantly, the most trusting: school children.

Two of the speakers recalled similar memories of being required to spend their Sunday marching in youth parades to show the love they had for Fidel Castro. Going to church was not permitted. These parades started early and lasted all day. In contrast to the youth parades in Cuba were protests in Venezuela. But instead of the marchers being filmed for propaganda to show the success of the Socialist society, those who demonstrated opposition to Hugo Chavez were subjected to severe punishments.

Today in Cuba diabetics die from lack of insulin. Infants die in filthy hospital rooms where simple disinfectants are unavailable. Food and medical supplies are stopped at the borders of Venezuela to prevent the weakening of the government’s control over every aspect of the citizens’ lives. And these are only two of the unlimited number of examples the people escaping from socialist countries can recount.

Many in the audience were folks who remember hiding under our school desks during nuclear attack drills. Yeah, we really did that! Others could understand how terms like “cold war” and “ mutually assured destruction” effected daily life. But clearly our generation has failed to be vigilant over our youth as evidenced by polls indicating a majority of young voters have little to no objection to Socialist policies. Worse still, our lack of awareness of what has been happening in our schools is now translating into votes for openly socialist political candidates. Most haven’t won yet but time is running out for freedom. The “one generation” Ronald Reagan warned us about may be about to assume real power. Since the late 1960’s America’s education ranking has fallen until today our students no longer rank among the top 30 developed countries. Ignorance is a valuable tool for socialists.

But the question from the young folks was; how does any of this affect me here in Colorado?

Recently, Colorado has followed California’s examples of socialist policies in far too many instances. The tyranny demonstrated by the vengeance-motivated Democratic party ruled legislature this past session is a warning shot to let those who have the audacity to oppose their leadership will be punished or driven out of “their” state. Perhaps there is no better example in the world than the overwhelming citizen opposition to proposition 112 in the election of 2018. Yet the citizens’ loud and clear voices were completely ignored as the Democratic legislators immediately demonstrated their disdain for the citizens’ who would dare to question their desires to shut down the oil and gas industry in “their” state.

But the example here is not that the legislators believed they had the duty to reverse what they decided was the wrong decision by the voters. The example here is that those same legislators then claimed to be supporting “democracy” by joining a movement to eliminate the electoral college system and thereby support the popular vote system for electing the President. These two actions are oxymoronic. The very idea that a popular vote supporting an issue the Democrats controlling the government didn’t like had to be overturned is in direct conflict to the same idea that a President should be elected by only a small geographic section of the country where the concentration of population is easier to convince to support Socialists.

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