Saturday Bullet Points: April 4, 2020

Coronavirus continues to dominate every waking moment for most of Earth’s inhabitants. We all peruse television news channels for the newest information about the virus. Many have become speed readers as devouring “Corona-News” from dozens of websites and newspapers.

Why do you think that is? FEAR: fear of the unknown is driving this boat. The driver’s not the President, no member of Congress, no doctor, no military, and no country. Fear is our captain.

Today we are sharing bullet points of stories that in our effort to look below the surface of the news we have found to give you all a peek under the covers. Let’s get started.

Bullet Points

  • Police have found themselves empowered to conduct tasks in their work in keeping their communities safe they have never attempted before. And the intensity and frequency of encounters are skyrocketing. For more details, click here:
  • Television news reporters get paid big bucks to get as close as possible to the subjects of their stories to add more reality to what they present to the public. A second CNN anchor — the first was Chris Cuomo — to discover a positive test for coronavirus. For more details, click here:
  • Social distancing is working well to at least slow down the spread of the virus. But what about those who do not live in life circumstances conducive to social distancing? Many of the elderly among us find themselves with limited options for protection against infection as they live in close quarters to fellow seniors as they share far too much. Sometimes that is a coronavirus. And family members can do little, but just standby and watch. For more details, click here:
  • Yesterday was a landmark in the coronavirus calendar of events. And it was NOT an excellent achievement. For the first time, 1000 Americans in one day lost their battle against coronavirus. For more details, click here:
  • “Till Death do us Part” took on a new meaning this week. A couple that had been married for more than 53 years honored their wedding vow when they each succumbed to the deadly killer during this pandemic. For more details, click here:
  • It had to happen eventually — and it has. Many are finding it difficult to find food. We’ve all seen the pictures of empty shelves in grocery stores all over America. Those pictures have never before been seen in the U.S. But food shortage and difficulties to find specific food items are becoming normal day-to-day functions in the lives of more Americans than faced this problem in the Great Depression. For more details, click here:
  • The European Union is certainly not exempt from the war against the unseen virus. With the UK pulling out of the EU Alliance, Europe finds itself in a really tough spot at dealing with the world on every front without what is arguably their strongest member: Britain. And European Union leaders are deathly fearful for losing everything that remains to coronavirus! For more details, click here:
  • Social distancing has, on the most part, proven at least somewhat useful to slow the spread of the virus. But putting some agricultural workers on the sidelines keeps them from performing many necessary chores in their trade. Coronavirus is preventing those workers from spraying crops around the World. With “no-pesticides-added,” locusts have a daily buffet. For more details, click here:

 

Summary

Are we close to the end of all this? Is there anything we can do to give us some finality in this pandemic? Are we doing the right things? Will the stimulus money promised to individuals, families, and businesses get to Americans in time to salvage so financial stability in their lives?

All of these questions are still out there. Sadly, it appears they will be there for us to question for weeks to come. Let’s pray those “weeks to come” do NOT turn into months.

Let’s listen to and adhere to what our medical experts give to us as ways to protect ourselves, our family members, and others. Please subscribe to social distancing guidelines in the area in which you live.

We’ll be back with an extraordinary story for you on Sunday. Until tomorrow, stay safe, be healthy, encourage someone in your life today who will not expect it.

We’re ALL family!

 

 

 

Bullet Points: Saturday, March 7, 2020

We could publish bullet point headlines for weeks using just stories that have developed during the last week! Fortunately, we’ve every day published the top stories of the day. Not surprisingly, they all seem to originate in Washington, D.C. Today’s offering is no different. Let’s get started.

Bullet Points

  • Americans love to travel internationally. It’s really neat to grow up in a great country that is huge and so diverse. But it’s wonderful with an opportunity to take-off and see some of the rest of the world. But now, not so much. Long trips on commercial jets are now not only expensive but dangerous. How dangerous? No one knows for certain. But in close quarters with people who you don’t know for hours, the fear of coronavirus is making people think twice and even three or four times. Do you know who takes the biggest hit in all this? The airlines. Get that picture specifically about Southwest Airlines. For complete details click arrow:
  • Coronavirus is certainly front-and-center in every news report from every news reporting outlet across the World. How to prevent its spread, how to cure its infected, and how to treat those exposed to the virus but have not yet been diagnosed are consuming medical professionals and politicians and government officials in almost every nation. China found a way to insert non-humans in this process to eradicate coronavirus in hospitals — robots! For complete details, click arrow:
  • SuperStores in the UK have found a NEW way to ensure shoppers don’t bring coronavirus into those stores when shopping. COSTCO in London just sprays everyone with a disinfectant liquid as they come into the store! For complete details with a video, click arrow:
  • What is essential for every person, no matter in what country one resides? You gotta’ have toilet paper! In the recent hoopla in Venezuela where the world has watched in horror as its citizens are fighting for food and other basic survival needs. One thing they miss that is common with coronavirus panic is toilet paper. And in the coronavirus worries about food and necessary items, toilet paper has become a hot commodity — worldwide. For complete details, click arrow:
  • U.S. scientists are reported to be just days away from finding a vaccine for coronavirus. Finding that vaccine and getting it through clinical trials and approved for public consumption by the FDA is NOT just days away. Estimates now are from 12 to 24 months before it reaches all Americans. However, in the rush to find solutions, there is one method of producing vaccines that has historically been effective at facilitating that process: Blood Plasma. It just might do the trick to effectively treat the virus. For complete details, click arrow:
  • We’ve all watched this week as the coronavirus scare has attacked the Stock Markets here and abroad. The uncertainty of its financial impact on every segment of society has Market watchers glued to news reports grasping for any tidbit of news that might expose either good or bad coronavirus news to give them a chance to save or make a dollar or two. No one gave much attention to the monthly employment report expected this week was just assuming it would be bad because of the viral impact. Imagine to everyone’s surprise the Labor report brought fantastic news! For complete details, click arrow:
  • Four Democrat presidential contenders dropped out of the White House race this past week. Although Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is still in, no one has seen or heard from her in a week or so. All this means it looks to be a heads-up race between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former VP Joe Biden for the Democrat Party nomination. Sanders going into Super Tuesday seemed to be a shoo-in for the nomination. But voters from ten states showed their lack of excitement of support for Bernie’s love for Socialism and gave Biden their delegate votes. Where do we go from here? Who looks to be in the best shape to win in Milwaukee in July at the Democrat Convention? For complete details, click arrow:
  • It’s no secret that even though being a network anchor carries a huge responsibility to not just communicate facts, know and understand facts that one is about to give to an audience. Mike Bloomberg spent millions of dollars on advertising for Super Tuesday. He did that after spending twice as much previously on campaign ads. MSNBC’s lead anchor — Brian Williams — lost some math skills in joining an on-air guest to explain precisely what Bloomberg’s spending meant in comparison to average American’s income. For complete details, click arrow:
  • New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has orchestrated major measures for law enforcement to take it easier on crimes in the city. Criminals in the city paid attention to those changes, and, in the last year, have done what most Americans expected would happen with all of his changes: increase their illegal actions. In February, crime as compared to that in February of 2019 soared. For complete details, click arrow:
  • Another whistleblower is in the news. An insider from Washington D.C.’s police department has come forward with evidence of a concerted effort for D.C. police to downgrade the nature of actual crimes in their reports. In other words, crimes, as reported in D.C., have been much more serious than as reported. For complete details, click arrow:

Summary

Folks, it’s full speed ahead in politics all the way through November. I promise there will be something new every day and something explosive every two or three days. Democrats find themselves back in a corner: Republicans control the White House and Senate and appear to be on target for a repeat. They are deathly afraid they’ll lose the House, too.

Lock-in on TruthNewsNetwork. We’ve launched into the all-ahead mode and will be there through the elections. (We put an “s” on that because there’s not just one election, but hundreds at federal, state and local levels)

If you have suggestions or questions for which you need answers or suggestions, don’t hesitate to share with us. You can post in the comments section or send to us privately at Partner@TruthNewsNet.org. Your input is appreciated. We respect the opinions of all who look and listen-in.

Thanks for being a part of this!

Dan

Bullet Points: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Wow, there are certainly many things floating around the nation and the world in the news that each and all impacts you and me. It’s worth it on this Saturday morning to give you as comprehensive as possible synopsis of each of these. Here’s how our Bullet Point feature works: we give you a headline and short summary of the news event. It’s followed by a hyperlink that, if you want to get details on the story, you can click to go directly to the full story.

The Bullet Point concept is simply to give you the opportunity to skim the highlights of the top news stories of the week and to get immediate access to the details of any of those events that you may choose.

Hey, it’s Saturday! Grab a cup of coffee and check out today’s Bullet Points and keep current with the world events most important to you.

  • Coronavirus: The coronavirus news changes by the hour. I encourage you to keep an ear tuned to whatever news source you trust throughout the weekend to keep up with the latest. The biggest piece of news is how the news media is playing this story: it is morphing into “Corona-Gate” — the fourth or fifth attempt by the Left to denigrate President Trump’s ability to respond “appropriately” to the pending “pandemic.” Of course, the two words “appropriately” and “pandemic are totally subjective. But those are the words the current media pundits weaponize for their ongoing war with Mr. Trump. How bad is it and what can be expected as far as exposure, containment, quarantine, and numbers are still in serious question. The bottom line is that no one or no group have definitive answers to any of these questions. But there is plenty of speculation about it. We DO have actual numbers by country and province/state. You can download this link and keep it. You can access the site through the link and refresh it periodically. It will give you all the current numbers of ill, numbers of deaths, and numbers of recoveries: http://coronavirus-realtime.com/
  • The Stock Market: It is common knowledge that this week was the worst week in decades for the stock market regarding losses by percentages: approximately 3500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Lay the entire loss at the feet of coronavirus. Companies have no idea how it will impact their operations — both domestically and overseas: how will it impact their direct operations, their employees, their work hours, product production, shipping, interfacing with customers, and, of course, their stock prices. But there’s another side to this story: the chance to make large profits by acting IN THIS MARKET ATMOSPHERE. Big time Investors always look for opportunities to “buy low, sell high.” Now, according to experts, might just be the “right time.” For complete details, click on this link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-stock-market-crash-of-2020-may-have-created-a-once-in-a-lifetime-buying-opportunity-strategist-173608909.html
  • Bernie Madness: Bernie Sanders in several polls has taken a national lead for the Democrat Party nomination for President. Some people are really afraid, (like Democrat Party leaders) while many young Americans who have an open perception of believing Socialism is really a good think who view Bernie as a breath of fresh air the U.S. really needs. For more details, click on this link: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/483408-sanders-opens-12-point-lead-nationally-poll
  • Democrat Party Election Scrambling: Democrat Party leaders are anxious as they watch the South Carolina primary unfold. Joe Biden remains the odds-on favorite to win in South Carolina, but the party-pick to face Donald Trump in the November election is nationally being blasted by Independent Bernie Sanders. Party leadership is nervously watching national polls as Bernie has taken the lead. For complete details, click on this link: https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/480879-shock-poll-bernie-sanders-takes-the-lead-nationally
  • “It’s Trump’s Fault: Something we see and hear everyday from Democrat Party presidential candidates is “Trump is wrong about this,” or “Trump is wrong about that.” The latest, of course, is that Trump is totally wrong about coronavirus, how we should respond to its certain danger, and where we stand as a nation in fighting it. But, the Associated Press states that these Democrat Presidential contenders have it all wrong. For more details, click on this link: https://apnews.com/d36d6c4de29f4d04beda3db00cb46104
  • Another Whistleblower: A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help Americans evacuated from China. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), said, “My concern from the moment I heard it is that individuals at HHS are not taking the complaints of HHS employees seriously,” Gomez said in an interview. “Their superiors are not supposed to brush them off. By retaliating against people if they do call out a problem, that only discourages other people from ever reporting violations.” for complete details, click on this link: https://apnews.com/c80d86633aa077b04ca430606c1e10fc

Summary

Things in the U.S. are hot and getting hotter! And, at least for now, at this moment there are no conversations about impeaching President Trump — at least for a few minutes!

What we are seeing in America is this very important lesson we all can learn from: sometimes bad things happen to good people, and, often things are much better than they appear to be.

Which of these is appropriate in this coronavirus scare? What about the stock market? Are we headed toward a rapidly escalating recession or is this just a temporary setback due directly from the concerns of coronavirus?

No one has an answer that can yet cannot be verified as correct. In the meantime, fear of a pandemic rules the news media stories and news shows.

It’s time to be cautious — about everything. It is nowhere near a pandemic. In fact, while you worked today, thousands of Americans were diagnosed with the flu and several hundred died. Today there were less than six new coronavirus cases identified, but no one died. In fact, no one has died in the U.S. as a result of coronavirus.

These details change daily. Stay close and we’ll keep you updated!

“The State of the Union is Fine”

The State of the Union address by President Trump Tuesday evening was, in the words of a Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43 speechwriter, “Epic.” I can only remember State of the Union addresses from a few other presidents. But in the state of things in Washington pertaining to THIS president — like a pending impeachment Senate removal vote — I concur: President Trump’s address was Epic.

We normally here on Saturdays present our Bullet Points presentation that contains snippets of the week’s most important events that impact our partners. Today is a bit different. On your behalf, we took the President’s Tuesday speech and tore it apart. Each bullet point today is one of the most outstanding points he made in Tuesday’s speech.

In the hustle of your life, I encourage you to do two things: ALWAYS pray for our leaders — regardless of Democrat or Republican, black or white, male or female, ones you like and ones you dislike. Regarding the President: he certainly uses previously unseen methods in communicating, he sometimes says things that seem over-the-top and come from a place of his personal anger, and he can be rude. But he’s human!

Remember this: I may not care too much for the pilot of the jet in which you find yourself. But you certainly want the pilot to be successful in the flight!

Mr. Trump was elected Constitutionally. He’s President Constitutionally. He’s OUR President. Pray for him.

The Second thing: stay close to TruthNewsNetwork. We are a news detail organization who researches, ferrets out facts and gives them to you bare so that you can interpret for yourselves. Every American needs that. We don’t get it from very many other sources.

SOTU Bullet Points

♦♦ “A new chapter of America greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. What we are witnessing today is a renewal of the American spirit.”

♦♦ “In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding… It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world. But what will America look like?… I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.”

♦♦ “The rebellion started as a quiet focus spoken by families of all colors and creeds … who just wanted a fair shot for their children. For them, the quiet voices became a loud chorus as thousands of citizens now spoke out together… Finally, the chorus became an earthquake and the people turned out by tens of millions and they were all united by one very simple and crucial demand: that America must put its own citizens first. Because only then can we truly make America great again.”

♦♦ “We’re going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners. We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs. And I’ve issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel.”

♦♦ “We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth and we will expand treatment to those who have become so badly addicted.”

♦♦ “At the same time, my administration has answered the plea … for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone.”

♦♦ “We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. As we speak tonight, we are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our community and prey on our very innocent citizens. bad ones are going out as I speak. To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you … what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs … or loved ones because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders.”

♦♦ “I have kept my promise to appoint a Justice to the United States Supreme Court … to defend our Constitution. I am greatly honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight. Her late great husband … will forever by a symbol of American justice.”

♦♦ “94 million Americans are out of the labor force … 1 in 5 people in their prime working years are not working … In the last eight years, the past administration has put on more new debt than nearly all of the other presidents combined. We’ve lost nearly 1/4 of our manufacturing job since NAFTA … Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion and overseas we’ve inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters. Solving these … will require us to work past our differences of party. It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge … To accomplish our goals, we must restart the engine of the American economy…”

♦♦ “I’m going to bring back millions of jobs, protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers and puts great pressure on tax cuts. Nations around the world have a merit-based immigration system. IT’s a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially, yet in America, we do not enforce this rule. … Our current immigration system costs American taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Adopting a merit-based system, … it will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families… enter the middle class and they will do it quickly and they will be very, very happy indeed.”

♦♦ “To improve jobs and wages for America, to strengthen our nation’s security, and to restore respect for our laws. If we are guided by the wellbeing of American citizens, then I believe Republicans and Democrats … can achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.”

♦♦ “Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program. The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding. America has spent approximately six trillion dollars in the Middle East, all the while our infrastructure at home is crumbling…”

♦♦ “I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure in the United States… This effort will be guided by two core principles: buy American and hire Americans.”

♦♦ “Tonight I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare… Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost … and that is what we are going to do.”

♦♦ “Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor and keep your plan. We now know that all of those promises have been totally broken. Obamacare is failing and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.”

♦♦ “We will respect historic institutions, but we will respect the foreign rights of all nations, and they have to respect our rights as a nation also… America respects the rights of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America.”

♦♦ “We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict. America is friends today with former enemies. … This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world. Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just, and freer.”

♦♦ “Think of the marvels we could achieve if we set free the dreams of our people… American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream. Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect. And streets where mothers are safe from fear … and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask. When we have all of this we will have made America greater than ever before… We can only get their together, we are one people with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same great American flag. And we all are made by the same God.”

♦♦ “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts … and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action. From now on America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears. Inspired by the future, not bound by failures of the past, and guided by a vision, not blinded by our doubts. I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big and bold… I’m asking everyone watching … to seize this moment, believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe once more in America.”

God bless President Trump. And God bless the United States of America.

 

 

Bullet Points: Saturday, January 18, 2020

What could be more appropriate to drop headlines about today than “Impeachment!” And we will not disappoint.

But there are other important things going on in the nation and elsewhere in the world that are critical to the United States. Let’s look at those before we get the latest on impeachment. Here’s how this works:

We give you a headline of a story with basic facts contained in that story. If after reading our thoughts you want more details, simply click on the provided link and it will take you directly to a full story.

Enjoy this Saturday morning with your warm cup of tea or coffee while catching up with what’s gone on in the world during your busy week.

Enjoy!

  • If the video streaming world wasn’t crowded enough with the likes of Hulu, Netflix, Roku, and Disney, NBC is introducing a new streaming product: Peacock. NBC management understands they need a way to differentiate their streaming product to put some space between theirs and those who have been in the market for some time. Peacock will actually have two levels of service — one that will be free but has ads, and a second for-pay version. For more details, click on this link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/nbc-peacock-price-launch-date-and-shows.html
  • Where or where has James Comey been lately? We’re not certain if he’s in the States or on another continent. But we are sure of one thing: his wife took his laptop away so he cannot tweet! Seriously though, the former FBI Director is back in the news and back under fire from the Legal system. Prosecutors are looking at an old case involving a Russian document and the likelihood that the then FBI Director leaked contents of the document to the Press. (Sounds familiar, right?) That would be a violation of the handling of classified documents. For more details, click on this link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/justice-dept-investigating-years-old-leaks-and-appears-focused-on-comey/ar-BBZ23bs
  • Most of us have seen some bizarre behavior in airports before, but probably none like Miami passengers saw in baggage claim. A woman wearing a dark blue bikini walking through that area decided she was either too warm or just uncomfortable in her tiny bikini. Her answer: to take off the bikini! But the story doesn’t end there. For more details, click on this link: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/01/15/woman-caught-on-camera-walking-naked-at-miami-international-airport/
  • In a shocking and unexpected move, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignations of the entire Russian government! The move by Putin is part of a just-announced overhaul of the Russian government to apparently spread government power over more people. Hmmm… That doesn’t sound like Putin’s action, does it!? What’s he up to? For complete details, click on this link: https://news.yahoo.com/putin-surprise-political-shake-112453792.html
  • HBO announced that it has teamed up with CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter for a documentary about the rise of “fake news” just days after it was announced that the news network settled its defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student, Nick Sandmann. There is much irony in this announcement — CNN, which is often called the “Fake News Network,” is thought by many to be the last network to publish stories about fake news. And Brian Stelter had been exposed in numerous lies and gross misrepresentations of the news in the last few years. For more details, click on this link: https://www.infowars.com/hbo-teams-with-cnns-brian-stelter-for-documentary-about-the-rise-of-fake-news/
  • It’s been a while since there has been an illegal immigrant caravan from Central America heading to the U.S. southern border. But a group of between 1,000 and 3,000 have left Honduras, entered Guatemala, and are headed to the U.S. border. American and Mexican officials ran checks at the Honduran/Guatemala border for identification and proof that children were with their parents. Could this be the next illegal immigration problem for the U.S.? For complete details, click on this link: https://news.yahoo.com/honduran-migrant-caravan-rumbles-guatemala-202145836.html
  • Do you remember the movie statement regarding the monstrous Wall Street banks: “They’re too big to fail?” Americans can now say the same thing about Big Tech. “Alphabet” — the parent holding company of Google — became the fifth Tech firm to eclipse the $1 Trillion valuation mark. Those already made it are Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The question kicked around by lawmakers about Big Tech centers around allegations of monopolies in technology dominating tech economics. For complete details, click on this link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/big-tech-worth-over-5-trillion-with-alphabet-joining-four-comma-club.html
  • Did you receive your invitation to join more than 100 “other” billionaires in Davos, Switzerland next week for their annual economic summit? If not by now, you probably won’t be included on the guest list that includes 2000 others who don’t register on the “billionaire scale,” but certainly are among the world’s richest people. Of course, they’ll talk about climate change — after each flying into Davos on their private jets that are said to have an average price tag of $40 million each. And they don’t get much gas mileage! For details, click on this link: https://www.bloombergquint.com/davos-world-economic-forum-2020/dalio-dimon-and-117-other-billionaires-set-to-descend-on-davos
  • This weekend, four teams that remain in the hunt for SuperBowl LIV will duke it out to the final two. The four quarterbacks on these teams have much at stake in their football careers as they suit up on Sunday. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco’s Jimmy Garappolo, Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill, and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes each have a lot on the line. For complete details, click on this link: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001097083/article/qb-index-championship-sunday-who-needs-sb-liv-the-most
  • There were many folks honored during the National Championship football game Monday in New Orleans. And they all were not football players. Teachers of the year were also given accolades. But in doing so, there was one teach — just one — who chose to do the old “kneel during the national anthem” protest. A Minnesota teacher was the participant. For more details, click on this link: https://ktxs.com/news/nation-world/teacher-of-the-year-kneels-during-anthem-at-national-championship-game-attended-by-trump?fbclid=IwAR00XJhU7gwngMYMi-EOkPAwGuCWwcBaqaROFbC7eiiQI6Eb8RGwaPD3I78
  • The Trump Impeachment investigation defense team picked up two very qualified attorneys in preparation for the Senate trial: Clinton impeachment prosecutor Ken Star and New York defense attorney Alan Dershowitz. For complete details, click on this link: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ken-starr-dershowitz-join-trumps-impeachment-defense-team

Don’t forget that tomorrow — Sunday — make sure you come back. We should have the complete scheduling details for the Senate impeachment trial from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. We will discuss impeachment information that is new and layout our timing plan for our coverage on a daily basis for you of the investigation process.

Saturday Bullet Points: January 4, 2020

Which are the most important stories of the last week that you may have missed? There are undoubtedly many, even during a holiday week. There are dozens out there we think you’d like to dig into. We’ll give you the headline bullet points of our top picks. If you want to get the entire story of all or any, there’s a hyperlink at the end of each bullet point on which you can click to go to the full story.

Bullet Points

  • The daggers are out! President Trump ordered a missile strike to specifically “take out” Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani — Iran’s #1 terrorist organizer — while Soleimani was in Baghdad at the Iraqi Airport. The Media have gone
      

    wild with the story. It sparked a firestorm on Capitol Hill, with many members of Congress praising the move and others warning of unintended consequences. What happens next? Should President Trump have ordered the strike? It depends on to whom you speak in Congress. But one thing is certain: everyone has an opinion! For complete details, click on this link: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/476612-congress-reacts-to-us-assassination-of-iranian-general

  • New Year’s Eve brought a big surprise to Iraq: a “gift” orchestrated by Iran. Protestors stormed the United States Embassy in Iraq. It wasn’t a peaceful demonstration either: much violence along with major damage to the interior of our embassy. Political pundits think the Iranians may have a little more such things in store for us. For complete details, click on this link: https://apnews.com/5c01f233f4a80281e8b65259352a878c
  • Everyone knows it’s tremendously expensive to run for President. As an example, totals spent by Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton in their 2016 White House were about one billion dollars! The Democrat Party field of candidates that want the party nod started at a couple of dozen. While several have dropped out, there still are more than expected in the race. And you can bet they’re “dialing for dollars!” Former VP Joe Biden still has a slight lead in the polls, but for the fourth quarter of 2019, Bernie Sanders jumped out in front: a BUNCH of money. For more details, click on this link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/01/bernie-sanders-raised-34point5-million-in-4q-in-2020-democratic-primary.html
  • Administrations in the states and city that tax residents and companies the highest have watched a slide in their populations of residents and companies as many are fleeing those states and cities headed for less tax-expensive locations. New York, New York City, Chicago, Illinois, and even several northeast states are seeing a bunch of folks leaving for Texas and Florida. The states and cities they leave certainly feel the loss of tax revenue as all these leave. But it’s not just tax dollars that change. As the population declines, states lose Congressional districts. The number of House seats is based on population. And Florida is about to surpass New York with its number of Congressional districts as more and more New Yorkers head south. For more details, click on this link: https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/florida-poised-to-surpass-new-york-in-congressional-seats
  • NFL playoffs are underway. Once again, the Dallas Cowboys — “America’s Team” — has been left out of the post-season. Once again, the “Boys” didn’t make the playoffs. Head Coach Jason Garrett, at the end of each of the last few Cowboy seasons, has continually been rumored to “about to be fired.” 2019’s dismal record in spite of having an outstanding team has Garrett in owner Jerry Jones’ bullseye. America wonders why Jones hasn’t yet pulled the trigger on Garrett. After all, NFL coaches are fired at the end of every season. And the longer Jones waits — “if” he is going to terminate Garrett — the better coaches that are available to take over the Cowboys are picked up by other teams. What’s Jones doing? There may be something going on. For more details, click on this link: https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2019/12/8/21000740/cowboys-news-who-should-be-the-next-head-coach-of-the-dallas-cowboys
  • Yesterday’s Truth News Network story was about “Selective Hate.” In it, we dug into the whats, hows, and whys of so much hate in America. Chief among those targeted with acts of hatred have been Jewish people. And that number is growing in frequency and intensity. In fact, in New York, a twenty-four-year-old woman was arrested after attacking a Jewish young man on the street. It’s getting out of hand! For more details, click on this link: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/02/arrest-in-13th-antisemitic-incident/
  • One thing the framers of the Consitution feared was a divided nation. They spoke of that concern often. To that end, they carefully crafted content and perspective of just how Americans should live and govern to keep that division from happening. But sadly, division is not only present in the U.S. today, but the number of divisions is also growing as is the intensity and emotions that create each type of division. For more details, click on this link: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/two-party-system-broke-constitution/604213/
  • Amazon — reportedly the largest company in the World — has real employee problems based on the massive number of people employed. You can imagine the diverse personalities and opinions — especially about politics — that exist in such a large number of employees at such a large company. And at Amazon, Free Speech is in jeopardy. Maybe Amazon employees should be more careful about what they say to anyone outside the company about anything going on inside the company. For more details, click on this link: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon-threatens-to-fire-workers-who-are-outspoken-on-its-environmental-policies/
  • Two teams will go head to head Monday, January 13, in New Orleans to determine who is the best college football team in the U.S. The Clemson Tigers take on the LSU Tigers in the College Football Championship game being held in the New Orleans Mercedes Superdome. The pair each won the slot in the championship by winning their matchups in bowl games: Clemson beat Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix while LSU fourth-ranked Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl. Both teams rely heavily on their quarterbacks. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence lines up opposite of Joe Burrow, LSU’s signal-caller who just won the 2019 Heisman Award. Both teams go into the championship undefeated in 2020. For more details, (including a prediction) click on this link: https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2019-12-29/lsu-vs-clemson-prediction-preview-college-football-playoff

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Saturday Bullet Points: December 21, 2019

Washington D.C. is going crazy if they’re not already there! How can we pick the most important stories of the last few days? There are dozens out there we think you’d like to dig into. We’ll give you the headline bullet points of our top picks. If you want to get the entire story of all or any, there’s a hyperlink at the end of each bullet point on which you can click to go to the full story.

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  • A very old and established Christian magazine Christianity Today published an editorial endorsing the removal of Donald Trump through a Senate trial following the House of Representatives’ impeachment of the President. The magazine was in large part affiliated originally with Evangelist Billy Graham, who was a devout Evangelical Christian who strongly supported Donald Trump and even voted for him in 2016. Both of Graham’s children immediately expressed their outrage against the editorial and both reaffirmed Rev. Graham’s longtime conservative Christian values support and that of President Trump. President Trump on Friday took to Twitter to excoriate Christianity Today noting the President’s tremendous results working with the Evangelical Christian community and the support he has from the Christian community. For all the details click on the following link: https://apnews.com/93553f9bab26da7df743676a091f94bf
  • You certainly heard about the letter from the FISA Court to the FBI regarding uncovered abuses by the FBI in their production and presentation to the court “evidence” that in many cases was not even real and often misrepresented facts to justify the Court issuing FISA warrants that authorized the surveillance of the Trump Campaign and certain others associated with the Campaign. The Court issued the first warrant prior to the 2016 election and renewed the warrant three additional times. New details that were previously classified were released on Friday included names of FBI individuals the Court has demanded information regarding their activities in this matter. For all the details click on the following link: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/475547-fisa-court-broadening-investigation-into-fbi-warrant-applications
  • We have known for some time that it probably was coming, but we didn’t know when. Apparently tech giant Apple now wants to bypass cell providers and via satellite beam directly to users of iPhones. Financial giant Bloomberg broke the story that Apple hopes to have satellites in orbit within five years to handle the project. The plan that will allow direct access to not only iPhones but other Apple devices has put big cell providers in a panic. For more details click on the following link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90446468/apple-wants-to-bypass-carriers-and-beam-internet-data-directly-to-iphones-via-satellites
  • Main Stream Media seems to concentrate on religious violence in the U.S. and around the world for violence against Muslims. Seldom do they cover religious violence against Christians. Many American Christians were horrified when after Saddam Hussein was removed from power in Iraq, Islamic extremists began a massive purge of Iraqi Christians, Christian churches and religious artifacts dating back thousands of years. In Africa, extremist religious factions have slaughtered thousands of Christians, seldom covered in the news. Nigerian Christians are prime targets for these thugs. Boko Haram is known as one of the most brutal sects in the raiding faction. But Nigeria is now heavily populated by groups even more heinous than is Boko Haram. For complete details click on the following link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-war-against-africas-christians-11576880200
  • One thing Donald Trump as Candidate Trump promised Americans was if elected, he would aggressively begin ridding the nation of brutal gangs from foreign countries who brutally attacked and killed innocent Americans as part of those gangs’ illegal drug operations and sex trafficking. The vilest of those gangs was (and still is) MS-13. Oddly enough, Long Island, New York, was the epicenter of east coast MS-13 operations. Though very little has appeared in the news, President Trump’s Department of Justice, FBI, and Customs and Immigration have virtually eradicated MS-13’s presence in that area. But it’s taken two years. For all the details click on the following link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/nearly-100-arrested-in-long-island-probe-of-ms-13-street-gang-11576881721
  • Nearly two decades ago, the first story appeared recounting abuse by Catholic priests in the U.S. Over the last twenty years or so, the Catholic Church has been inundated with tens of thousands of claims of sexual abuse that the Vatican is struggling to keep up within their investigations. The Vatican finds itself still struggling to reckon with the problem of predator priests — a scourge that first erupted publicly in Ireland and Australia in the 1990s, the U.S. in 2002, parts of Europe beginning in 2010 and Latin America last year. For all the details click on the following link: https://apnews.com/6e99b1ddf64d5fd7ff85fe065d699e7b
  • In the holiday season, abuse of consumers and identity theft along with all types of personal data online skyrockets. Now it has just been revealed that Facebook users have been targeted and more than 1/4 Billion users’ personal information has been hacked and is on the open internet. Unfortunately, most of those affected are in the U.S. For all the details click on the following link: https://apnews.com/bdf02dbe7bf266b025b6f1b0ae5860fd
  • Former CIA Director and Trump hater John Brennan is reported by the New York Times to be in the crosshairs of Federal Attorney John Durham who is conducting a criminal investigation of wrongdoing all the way back to the inception of the FBI probe of Donald Trump before he had even formally announced his candidacy for President. In addition to Brennan’s communications, Durham wants to find out the exact details of his role in the infamous Steel dossier and how that opposition research document that was funded by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC came to be and what Brennan’s and the FBI’s role in its development and getting it into the hands of the Media. For all the details click on the following link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/us/politics/durham-john-brennan-cia.html.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate may be putting the Trump impeachment in question. Several Constitutional experts have weighed in on the matter. One legal scholar who testified before the Schiff House Intelligence Committee said if the House does NOT do so, it will cancel the impeachment. Other scholars agree. Noah Feldman and Jonathan Turley who both testified before that committee confirmed their thoughts that not doing so should void the impeachment articles. For all the details click on the following link: https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/12/19/house-speaker-nancy-pelosis-impeachment-delay-is-questionable-constitutional-experts-say/

Summary

Washington D.C. has been busy — unfortunately not taking care of the Peoples’ business other than Trump impeachment. The House did pass the USMCA trade deal and the funding plan to keep the government open for business. But there are dozens and dozens of other serious issues that have been ignored and replaced with Impeachment. Americans are sick of it. And the opinions of Americans that have polling numbers in the single digits have fallen more during the impeachment noise.

No one knows for sure how all this is playing in the thoughts of the American public regarding the 2020 election. It’s not only the presidency of Donald Trump. Every member of the House of Representatives faces an election every two years. It is said that “to live by the polls means to die by the polls.” Polls being what they are, Americans that have been polled are steadily lining up against impeachment. And Donald Trump’s favorability number has risen six points since the impeachment nonsense began — now even more than that of former President Barack Obama at this point in his first term.

What will happen with Congress? What will happen with impeachment? What about the apparently rampant sexual impropriety by Catholic priests for decades? There are no absolutes to use in response to those questions. The appropriate answers to these questions are unclear. But conventional wisdom says the Americans disgust for either party driving a duly elected president from office as Democrats are set to do. It appears that voters are sick enough to the idea that Trump’s core will be joined by a significant number of former Trump supporters — enough to move Trump into an overcomeable vote tally for 2020.

But you never know: this is America, the United States. We each have a free will. We each have a street address, telephone, and our private families. Political bias and political partisan each can create major kinks in the armor of the Pastor of the House. Anything can happen.

We should have the Senate trial information before Christmas. But don’t forget, politics in Washington do not fit into small, conservative political briefcases. Washington politics don’t really fit well in “the back of the bus.”

Through the holidays, keep your eyes and ears open. There will be many bullets floating around. Don’t get hit. But be cautious!

Be listening to our daily podcasts for details about the big plan coming up next month. You might want to grab a group of soaking steaks.

Bullet Points: October 26, 2019

It’s really tough to talk about anything other than the Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry and all the hoopla surrounding it this week. But, thankfully there are a few more stories that actually may displace the faux impeachment stuff. Inspector General Horowitz, Connecticut Federal Prosecutor Durham, and Attorney General Barr are uncharacteristically making some news headlines.

As usual, we’ll give you the highlights of these and other stories: “Bullet Points.” For those of which you want to read details, click on the link afterwards and it will take you to the complete stories.

Fall is here! Actually, Winter is here in some places. Stay warm in front of your fire and bone up on the week’s news. Have a great weekend.

Bullet Points

  • Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report on the origins of the FBI Russia investigation of Donald Trump and his campaign has apparently completed as the DOJ has been checking it for possible redactions for classification purposes. It is expected to be released in the next week. Its contents are likely to confirm suspicions by many as to wrongdoing by former FBI officials in the process of through FISA warrants obtaining authorization to electronically surveil members of the Trump Campaign. For details click on this link: https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/14/fisa-abuse-steele-dossier-fbi-horowitz/
  • Sydney Powell — General Michael Flynn’s attorney — reported that new bombshell evidence in FBI wrongdoing have been uncovered. An explosive new court filing from Michael Flynn’s legal team alleges that FBI agents manipulated official records of the former national security adviser’s 2017 interview that led to him being charged with lying to investigators. It’s Flynn’s lawyers latest attempt to get the case thrown out. For details click on this link: http://www.floppingaces.net/most-wanted/fbi-agents-manipulated-flynn-file-as-clapper-allegedly-urged-kill-shot-court-filing/
  • Federal Attorney Durham’s investigation into the details surrounding what actually instigated the Russia Collusion investigation into the Trump Campaign was officially changed to a “Criminal Investigation.” That means Durham has DOJ authority to initiate Grand Juries, issue subpoenas for evidence and testimony, and can indict those implicated. For details click on this link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/breaking-report-ag-bill-barr-announces-durham-probe-is-now-a-criminal-investigation/
  • A few dozen Republican House members filed into the secure hearing in the Impeachment Inquiry headed by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Their complaint is though these hearings are not classified, Schiff has forbidden Republicans  on his committee and the media to NOT be in the room during hearings. Although news video clearly shows those GOP members quietly walking down a staircase and into the SCIF (secure hearing room), almost in unison news headlines use the words “Republicans STORMED into the hearing.” For details click on this link: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/23/impeachment-hearing-protesting-republicans-bring-hearing-halt/4075203002/
  • Florida Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel who was fired by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appealed to the Florida Senate for reinstatement. This past week the full Senate voted to NOT reinstate Israel. The Sheriff has been under siege since the school shooting a year ago in Plantation resulted in numerous student deaths. Several of Israel’s deputies were caught up in investigations showing failure to intervene in the shootings. Israel has been alleged to have, through mismanagement, allowed the shooter to remain on the street though numerous formal complaints were made by teachers, neighbors, and even other lawmakers. For details click on this link: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/309385-israel-out-broward-sheriff
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has come under fire by many in the U.S.— especially by Republicans — for his puzzling impeachment inquiry hearings that have been restricted from public view. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced a resolution in the Senate condemning Schiff for taking this action to prevent transparency to let all Americans to look-in at the testimony in these hearings so as to understand all things impeachment related. For details click on this link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-impeachment-lindsey-graham-introduces-resolution-condemning-house-democrats-inquiry/

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Bullet Points: October 12, 2019

Washington D.C. is going crazy if they’re not already there! How can we pick the most important stories of the last few days? There are dozens out there we think you’d like to dig into. We’ll give you the headline bullet points of our top picks. If you want to get the entire story of all or any, there’s a hyperlink at the end of each bullet point on which you can click to go to the full story.

Have a great weekend!

Bullet Points

Summary

After you complete your morning’s read of the stories you deem most important to you, it is suggested you find a way to relax the next couple of days. Things are heating up in Washington and heating up quickly. Impeachment is now about a 50/50 chance. But that probability is rising every day. We’ll keep you posted daily on the status of impeachment.

Have a great weekend!

Dan

2019 Ironies in Bullet Points

Do you ever see or hear something somebody does or says that makes you wanna shake your head and say, ”Huh…how could they do that?” It happens to me a bunch. In 2019 we have seen more of those ironies I think than had ever been seen before. Maybe it’s because of busy-ness, social media, or because 2 billion people have camera phones each linked to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

Let’s break from our regular Saturday news headlines and share some of those ironies in Bullet Points!

Enjoy….

Dan

Ironies

 

  • Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words — they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.

 

  • Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.

 

  • No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet? But wait… there’s more.

 

  • Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.

 

  • And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.

 

  • President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.

 

  • We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.

 

  • They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.

 

  • 60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic freedom index. Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic socialism.

 

  • Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated.

 

  • Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.

 

  • A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint … Yet!

 

  • How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?

 

  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy.

 

  • Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.

 

  • I wake up every day and I am grateful that Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States of America.

 

  • The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.

 

  • “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”— Margaret Thatcher

 

  • Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.

 

  • Trump — “They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their way.”