John Bolton Calls on John Kerry to Resign in YAF Speech

In a sweeping address to students on Saturday, Ambassador John Bolton called on Secretary of State John Kerry to resign from his cabinet post as Secretary of State. At Young America’s Foundation’s Midwest Freedom Conference in Columbus, Ohio, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton went on the offensive against the Obama administration. Bolton targeted foreign policy blunders made by President Obama and Secretary Kerry in particular, citing President Obama’s belief that American power is “provocative” as a source of the country’s geopolitical struggles. Bolton noted, in fact, American weakness is “provocative,” not American strength. When a student questioner asked the ambassador how to resolve problems precipitated by the Iran nuclear deal, Bolton eagerly quipped, “My recommendation for Secretary Kerry is that he resign.” The only way to stop Iran, Bolton remarked, is with military action. “Iran was never going to be negotiated out of its nuclear weapons program,” he said. “The only alternative was the use of military force.” Bolton spoke to a crowd of more than 200 conservative student leaders assembled by Young America’s Foundation. Lauren McCue, chair of Virginia Tech’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, stated, “I agree completely with what Ambassador Bolton said today.” She continued, “Not enough leaders are bold enough to state the obvious: the left has negotiated our country into serious and urgent crises on a global scale.” Additional speakers at the conference included Congressman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) 94% , Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Ken Blackwell Reflecting on Bolton’s remarks, McCue said, “I think more and more students are sympathetic to Ambassador Bolton’s conservative outlook on foreign policy, especially in the wake of President Obama’s unequivocal failures on Iran, Syria, and Russia.” “I was honored to be a part of Young America’s Foundation’s conference this weekend to learn from Ambassador Bolton and help others on my campus understand the urgency of the left’s disaster.”

CNN Turns Mixed Race Oregon Shooter into A White Man By Altering Photo

According to The Gateway Pundit and Conservative Treehouse, CNN altered a photo of Chris Harper-Mercer, the Oregon shooter, to make him look white. “On the left is the selfie Christopher Mercer uploaded to his social media,” the Conservative Treehouse reports. “On the right is how CNN presented the same selfie in broadcast stories about him. Why did CNN need to change the complexion (color) of their broadcast?” CNN also did not show photos of Mercer’s mother, who is black. The reason CNN altered the photo is obvious: the race of Mercer does not fit the narrative that only white males — and thus white supremacist — can be mass shooters. A black male shooter is incompatible with the racist Black Lives Matters class warfare agenda pushed by the liberal establishment and its propaganda media. On Friday, a CNN correspondent, Pamela Brown, cited writings allegedly penned by Mercer where he “rambled about his hatred toward black men,” thus portraying him as a racist or possibly a white supremacist. The Los Angeles Times also portrayed Mercer as a white supremacist: ” A federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said, though, that authorities had obtained some of Harper-Mercer’s writings, as well as a note he left behind, suggesting that he supported white-supremacist causes and opposed organized religion.”

To see the two photos of this properly dead piece of garbage, click on the text above…and you be the judge.  Seems like the author of this article may be on to something..  Of course the racial narrative of the dominantly liberal mainstream media is always at play.

Arizona Border Recon – made up of vets & former private security officers – guard the US-Mexico border

Dressed in camouflage gear and wielding heavy machine guns, these men look like they are off to war. But while the pictures appear to show this band of brothers patrolling a conflict zone, they are actually guarding the border between the US and Mexico. The ‘watchmen’ of The Arizona Border Recon – led by the group’s chief ‘Nailer’ – protect the border near the Mexican town of Nogales, with three goals; stop illegal immigration, stop drug smuggling, and stop human trafficking.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words..  So, do yourself a favor and click on the text above to read the rest of this story, see some compelling photos of these great guys, There is also a video..  Our federal government has FAILED to protect our southern border from this invasion of illegal aliens.  These Army vets and private security officers understand what is at stake and are doing what little they can to help secure our border with Mexico in spite of that failure by our federal government…and in spite of Obama’s willful undermining of our nation’s immigration laws.  So, big kudos to these guys!  If you can, go to Arizona Border Recon web site or FaceBook site and donate.  Consider this football Sunday’s mind-numbing reminder of why it absolutely imperative/critical that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!….and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico; not back about 40 miles into our country’s interior as has been the practice.  We cannot allow these would-be illegals to set ONE foot on U.S. soil.  Once they do, they know they get all sorts of legal protections and such.  That’s why they cross…and willingly turn themselves over to the first Border Patrol, or law enforcement officer, they see.  They know they’ll get processed, detained for a little while…and then turned loose…on to our streets.  That is why those Army Guard troops need to be physically ON the border with Mexico, and remain there until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long that takes.  Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegal aliens already here in America by the hundreds of thousands (yes, you read that correctly), paying particular attention to known gang members and already convicted criminal aliens.  To do anything less is irresponsible, foolish, and not in our country’s national security, and economic, interests.  It’s WAY past time we demanded that our federally elected officials take those actions, and others.  We support Bill O.’s “Kate’s Law” campaign.  That’s all fine.  Yes, we need such laws on the books.  But, securing the border needs to come before anything else.  These guys in the AZBR understand and are doing what they can.  Let’s try and support them by writing/emailing our member of Congress and BOTH U.S. Senators and demanding they BUILD THE WALL!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico!!…and maybe supporting groups like the AZBR with donations, etc.  It’s the least we can do.

Project to divert water from Colorado River tributary to NM raises concerns

A multi-million dollar effort to divert water from a Colorado River tributary into southwest New Mexico is raising concerns, with some reports putting the cost at $1 billion and critics saying it offers far fewer benefits than expected. Supporters point out that a 1964 Supreme Court ruling entitles New Mexico to the water, which ultimately flows into neighboring Arizona, and that the water is needed for agriculture, drinking and other essential needs. Critics argue it would be far too costly, that diverting the water could cause environmental problems and that the river is rarely high enough to divert water. They largely cite state and federal reports including one in July 2014 by the Interior Department that found “estimated costs exceed estimated benefits” in the dozens of submitted proposals. “New Mexico should not use any more federal funds on this … over-budget, ineffective diversion project,” the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight, or POGO, concluded after reviewing the reports. The state informed the Interior Department in November 2014, just weeks before the deadline to get federal money for the project, that it was going forward with the effort. The agency’s Bureau of Reclamation says such an effort, which would include one or more dams, will cost $762 million to $775 million. The Interstate Stream Commission, a lead state agency on the project, has not returned several requests for information, specifically cost estimates. State lawmakers also appear concerned about escalating costs and sticking taxpayers with the bill, despite supporters of the project insisting they will find private revenue sources. “It won’t be just $1 billion,” state Democratic Rep. Bill McCamley said at a Sept. 1 meeting on the issue. Darr Shannon, a member of the Central Arizona Project New Mexico Unit, the quasi-government group helping lead the diversion effort, said at the meeting that she and others would find the private money.

Water rights issues are hot topics in AZ, NM, and here in CO.  So, we’ll definitely keep an eye on this..  To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth. The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re finding a landscape covered with mountains, canyons, landslides, surface-color variations and more,” explained the space agency, in a statement. The high-resolution images, which were taken on July 14 and transmitted to Earth on Sept. 21, reveal a belt of fractures and canyons just north of the moon’s equator. Four times as long as the Grand Canyon, and twice as deep in places, the faults and canyons indicate a titanic geological upheaval in Charon’s past, according to NASA. “It looks like the entire crust of Charon has been split open,” said John Spencer, deputy lead for New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, in the statement. Last month NASA released dramatic images from New Horizons’ historic flyby of Pluto, which show icy mountains, fog, and the dwarf planet’s landscape dramatically backlit by the sun. Launched in 2006, New Horizons passed by Jupiter in 2007 on its journey to Pluto. The fastest spacecraft ever, the probe traveled at 30,000 mph on its epic trip.

Very cool!!   To see these incredible photos, click on the text above.    :-)

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee closing 100 stores

Looks like America will run a little less on Dunkin’. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees it will be shutting 100 stores across the country in the next 15 months, reports Forbes. The restaurants to be closed in 2015 and 2016 are run by convenience store chain Speedway LLC, Dunkin’ said. Speedway will continue to remain a franchisee of Dunkin’ Brands. Dunkin’ said a spike in the cost of eggs due to the recent avian flu outbreak in the U.S. was a reason along with concerns with the rise in minimum wage laws in cities across the country. Last month, New York became the first state to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour. Speaking at an investor presentation in New York, Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis said that the wage hike would have far reaching implications. “It’s going to affect small businesses and franchises,” and he noted that it might mean mass layoffs. Despite the outlet closures, the company reiterated its 2015 plan to have 410 to 440 net new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the U.S. and to build its “coffee culture” with hot coffee and iced coffee. But competition is stiff as the retail sector continues to contract despite claims that the economy is doing better. Just last week, Dunkin’ Donuts announced a new seasonal drink to compete against Starbucks’ popular Pumpkin Spice Latte-­called Pumpkin Macchiato–available both hot or iced. The chain also unveiled a new delivery system starting in 2016 where doughnut lovers can get their breakfast items right on their doorstep.

Take a good hard look at WHY Dunkin’ Donuts is shutting down 100 stores, and why the CEO predicts “mass layoffs”..  It’s because of Democrats foolishly, and arbitrarily, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr in some places like New York and other major metropolitan areas. The minimum wage should be determined by the work place; NOT arbitrarily by some Democrat politicians who want to make their uneducated constituents “feel better.”  I wonder how they’ll feel when they get laid off, or their company folds because they can’t pay the wages their required to pay by law.  Who loses then?  EVERYONE!  After all, who is gonna pay $20 for a Big Mac?  NOBODY.  Yeah..  These morons don’t think through those inconvenient details/facts.  They just pull $15/hr out of their liberal butts and when they hear it got passed they all cheer….until they get let go.  I’m becoming more and more convinced that the reason that The Walking Dead and other such silly zombie nonsense is so popular…is because many people see themselves in those zombies.  They relate!  It certainly explains some tool like Obama getting elected…twice.  But, I digress..  Again, read this article, twice if need be, and pass it along to your friends who all think that a hike in the minimum wage is such a great idea.  It’s not.  It SOUNDS good..  But, in reality, it causes far more harm than good..FAR more.

Foreign-Born Gain Jobs As Native-Born Lose Jobs

The number of foreign-born people employed in the U.S. increased again last month while the number of employed native-born Americans declined, according to new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the not seasonally adjusted BLS numbers, in September 24,928,000 foreign-born people were employed in the U.S., growing by 14,000 jobs compared to August when 24,914,000 foreign-born people were employed. Native-born Americans, meanwhile, experienced a loss in jobs, declining 262,000 from August’s level of 124,314,000 to 124,052,000 employed native-born people in September. Since the start of the recession in December of 2007, the foreign-born population has outpaced the native born population in net job growth. While the native-born population has netted 528,000 jobs since December 2007, foreign-born people have gained about 2.1 million jobs. This occurred despite the fact that the native-born non-institutional population increased more than twice as much as the foreign-born population in that time — compare 12.9 million to 5.2 million foreign-born people. The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the foreign-born population last month was 4.6 percent. For native-born people it was 4.9 percent. Further, 80,536,000 native-born people and 14,182,000 foreign-born people were out of the labor force.

Wow.. As if EVER we needed yet another reminder how bad our illegal AND legal immigration policies are in this country. Consider this today’s eye-popping, mind-numbing, reason why it is absolutely imperative that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico, where they should remain until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long it takes. Funding for those Army Guard troops’ “orders” should come from the federal treasury as this is a national security matter. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegal aliens by the hundreds of thousands (for those who are new here, yes, you read that correctly), paying particular attention to known gang members and already convicted “criminal aliens.” To do anything less is foolish and irresponsible. It’s time we addressed this immigration crisis honestly for once. Our national security, homeland security, and economic policies are all intertwined.