Monday, January 21, 2019



About 40% of H-1B Jobs Give Employers a Tidy $40,000/Year Discount

By David North on January 18, 2019
A recently released report on the H-1B program (for skilled nonimmigrant workers) indicates that in at least 40 percent of the jobs the employer gets a full-time (alien) worker for a $40,000 a year discount from actual prevailing wages.
No wonder many employers use this program and shoulder aside citizen and green-card workers! My sense is that between half a million and a full million resident college grads have lost decent jobs to alien workers as a result of H-1B.
The comprehensive and damning report, "Reforming US' High-Skilled Guestworker Program", is by one of America's leading experts on the H-1B program, Professor Ron Hira of Howard University, and Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. It was published by the Atlantic Council, a distinguished Washington think tank whose chairman is Jon Huntsman Jr., the former GOP governor of Utah, and currently our ambassador to Russia.
The 14-page document carefully describes the complex inner workings of the H-1B program and its impact on U.S. workers. The best of many such articles I have read on the subject over the years, it highlights these points:
  • Most H-1B employers do not have to make any effort to recruit U.S. workers before they are eligible to use the program;
  • Most of the H-1 B workers have, at best, average credentials and most are doing run-of-the mill work;
  • The program design itself is deeply flawed, and it is important to address that issue rather than overemphasizing the behavior of certain "bad actors" within the program; and
  • The program needs an assertive, well-designed enforcement program rather than just responding to individual complaints.
Perhaps the strongest part of the article is its analysis of the weak, complex, and (to many) the easy-to-misunderstand wage regulations set by the U.S. Department of Labor. In a context of actual wages paid in the industry in question, the Department sets four wage levels for H-1B hiring purposes:
Wage LevelWage Percentile
3Median (i.e., 50th)
The employer then chooses which level to pay the specific alien worker. Level One is for entry workers, while Level Four is for supervisors, with gradations in between.
Were the system to be fair to both aliens and competing U.S. workers, the pay choices of the employers would be about 25 percent in each of the levels. This does not happen.
Instead, in 2017 employers used wage Level One for 41 percent of the jobs, and Level Two for 37 percent, leaving only 12 percent of the jobs at the average wage or above. It is in wage Level One that employers are getting the $40,000 a year discount mentioned earlier. The discount for wage Level Two is about $20,000 a year.
Hira comes to these comparisons (on page 10 of his article) by quoting the Labor Department’s own statistics (from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification) which show, for 2017, that the Level One wage for computer systems analysts in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA was $76,918, while the mean wage in the same occupation was $116,522 per year, a difference of $39,604 per year.
Employers and their lobbyists talk about the program as being designed to bring America the "best and the brightest" of the foreign workers, and then pay 88 percent of these workers at substandard wages.
This article is a must-read for anyone worried about the fact that our immigration system is tilted so heavily in favor of employers.
Topics: H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Progam


The LA RAZA DEMOCRAT PARTY and the PRO-BUSINESS GOP to keep wages for LEGALS depressed (today they are depressed to 1973 levels).

But you will still get the tax bills for the Mex welfare state and crime tidal wave!

“Illegal aliens are not supposed to work, and knowingly providing shelter for illegal aliens can be construed as harboring and shielding, elements of a felony under federal law, Title 8 U.S. Code § 1324.”  

“Where aliens and jobs are concerned, even many categories of nonimmigrant aliens (temporary visitors) including aliens who lawfully enter under the Visa Waiver Program or with tourist visas may not work in the United States and immediately become subject to removal (deportation) if they seek gainful employment.”  ----MICHAEL CUTLER – FRONTPAGE mag



NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks:


E-Verify Ignored in DACA Negotiations Because ‘Members of Congress Know It Will Work’

Members of Congress broadly oppose a legislative nationwide E-Verify mandate for employers because “they know it will work,” said NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks, explaining why E-Verify is not being pushed in congressional negotiations for an amnesty deal for recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Jenks further noted that both parties are beholden to special interests supportive of “mass migration.”


Identifying the Super-Sanctuaries

The debate over the border wall rages on. The government remains shut down, and both President Trump and Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) are dug in for a prolonged fight. The president's prime time address highlighted the criminal consequences of lax enforcement policy. He noted:
In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don't act right now.

The president did not mention the draw of sanctuary cities in his speech. But they are an important part of the immigration enforcement equation and his administration continues to try to reign them in. These jurisdictions shield criminal aliens from ICE, for no reason other than politics. Sanctuary cities actually put illegal aliens who are not necessarily the primary targets of ICE at greater risk of deportation because ICE is forced to make more at-large arrests in immigrant communities – at workplaces, dwellings, and on the street, rather than in controlled jail or courthouse environments.
Sanctuary cities are dangerous because they only benefit criminal aliens. We have defined sanctuary policies as those that deliberately hinder federal immigration authorities from identifying or arresting deportable aliens. These policies typically take the form of preventing communication with immigration authorities, blocking ICE from contact with criminal aliens, or rejecting ICE detainers and arrest warrants. These policies inevitably cause the release of deportable criminal aliens back to the community, and they are a public safety hazard.
Not satisfied with keeping ICE out of jails and courthouses, some sanctuaries are taking it a step further. Many jurisdictions, often major cities, are now using taxpayer funds to actively support and assist illegal aliens living there. Some of these cities provide free legal advice to illegal aliens fighting to stay in the country. Others provide discounted housing specifically for illegal aliens. Alarmingly, some dole out voting rights to their illegal residents. These are the super-sanctuaries.

Washington, D.C.

The Pew Research Center estimates that around 400,000 illegal aliens live in the Washington metro area. Luckily for them, the city of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding counties are here to help. The Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIRC) offers legal aid to all illegal immigrants, even those fighting criminal cases. Most of their funding comes from public coffers, according to their Form 990. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser created a $1 million fund to support organizations that help aliens file asylum applications, exacerbating the backlog. D.C. (along with the Department of Justice and Fairfax County) directly support Ayuda, a law firm that "provide[s] expert legal services so that low-income immigrants can overcome barriers and access justice."
Hyattsville and Takoma Park, Md., both allow illegal aliens to cast ballots in local elections. A similar proposal for College Park, Md., failed despite strong support from the community.
The D.C. metro region is filled with regular sanctuary cities. Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Montgomery County all regularly refuse to cooperate with ICE's detainer notices. But the D.C. metro region acts as a super-sanctuary because its communities also use public money to support illegal aliens.

New York, N.Y.

The city's comptroller notes that "New York City has stood as a beacon of hope and opportunity for immigrants, holding out the promise of a better future to millions of people around the world." New York and its surrounding area is home to over 1.15 million illegal aliens, according to Pew, the most of any metropolitan area.
Its services for illegal immigrants are widespread and numerous. The city devotes an entire website for "Immigrant Services", largely focusing on the problems of illegal aliens. This includes exhaustive information on topics such as enrolling illegal-alien children in public schools. It instructs people how to act if ICE officers speak to them. Visitors can find links to low-cost and pro bono immigration lawyers. Those in need can find helpful links to welfare programs they or their children may qualify for.
Recently, Mayor de Blasio announced that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens will now have access to health care through NYC Care. NYC Care is a publicly funded system that will allow aliens to access services at NYC Health + Hospitals, the city's municipal health system. NYC Care will cost at least $100 million annually when it is fully operational in 2021.
Illegal aliens were able to cast ballots in school board elections until the city did away with school boards in 2002. Legislators continue to debate enfranchising the illegal population for municipal elections.
New York City offers free legal advice to illegal aliens as well. Mayor de Blasio personally oversaw the creation of Action NYC, a service of the city that "connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help." Action NYC's annual budget exceeds $30 million. That is a remarkable sum for a city that still boasts the largest homeless population in the country.
New York City is one of the most open sanctuary cities in the country. In addition to city services and legal resources, soon illegal residents will be able to benefit from public health care. That outreach elevates New York to the echelon of super-sanctuary.

Chicago, Ill.

According to Pew, over 425,000 illegal aliens live in the Chicago area. The Office of the Mayor, currently Rahm Emmanuel, operates a website that celebrates Chicago's status as a sanctuary city. The "Sanctuary City Supportive Resources" website offers advice on how to access city resources and lists a number of participating advocacy groups for immigrants.
Additionally, the city created the Chicago KeyCity program to help illegal immigrants assimilate into city life. KeyCity acts as a Chicago-specific identification card. According to the sanctuary city supportive resources website:
KeyCity is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered to all Chicago residents that will unlock many of the great things our City has to offer. The CityKey card is a photo identification card available to all Chicago residents which will not convey information about national origin or legal status. For many residents who do not have an identification card, CityKey can serve as an official government issued identification and can be used to access city services. Additionally, your CityKey can be used as a library card for Chicago Public Libraries, as well as a Ventra card. Presenting your CityKey at particular cultural institutions and local businesses can also give you a discount. CityKey is now available for free to all Chicago residents.
Chicago unveiled a program in 2014 that awarded city high school students with scholarships to attend community college for free. Those scholarships extend to illegal-alien students, as well, allowing them the opportunity to study at two-year colleges for free. A USA Todayarticle noted that while illegal-alien students were eligible for the scholarships, other city students, such as those attending charter and parochial schools, were not.
Chicago allows non-citizens to vote in school board elections.
Chicago aggressively defends its sanctuary laws protecting criminal aliens. Emmanuel has continued to fight the Justice Department over federal funds withheld from Chicago because of their policies. In addition to those policies, Chicago has a number of added benefits in place to help integrate illegal aliens, making it a super-sanctuary.


Former California governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54 in October 2017. This bill made California, in Brown's own words, a "sanctuary state". The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the State of California because of the law. A federal judge dismissed that suit in July. SB 54 took effect on January 1, 2018. The new law does many things: It forbids all localities from cooperating with ICE detainer notices, it bars any law enforcement officer from participating in the popular 287g program, and it prevents state and local police from inquiring about individuals' immigration status. While passed easily in the California legislature, some counties have protested its implementation. Some joined the Trump administation's lawsuit against the state.
California is home to more illegal aliens than any other state in the country. Pew reported last year that about one in five illegal aliens lives in California. The state goes to great lengths to welcome its millions of alien residents.
The California budget allocates millions of dollars annually to the One California program. One California provides free legal assistance to all aliens, including those facing deportation. Its website reads:
The "One California" Immigration Services Funding program was established in 2015-16 budget and is administered by the California Department of Social Services. Starting in 2016, the program has funded free immigration services, through qualified nonprofits, for low-income Californians eligible for citizenship or some affirmative immigration remedies including the DACA program. The 2017-18 budget increases the program's baseline funding and expands the state funded services to include removal defense services, to broaden affirmative relief, and to expands legal training and technical assistance. The program will have a yearly $45 million investment through the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
One California is a significant undertaking at $45 million a year, and free legal assistance must be an attractive magnet. Additionally, California's public universities make it easier for illegal-alien students to attend college. The University of California announced that it earmarked $25.2 million over three years to "support undocumented students". According to the announcement:
·         UC's DREAM Loan Program will receive $5 million per year for at least three years. The program makes student loans available to undocumented students, who are not eligible for federal aid. Students will repay their loans back into the DREAM Loan fund.
·         Student services staff coordinators and targeted undergraduate and graduate fellowships, as well as other financial support such as funds for textbooks, will be allocated $2.5 million per year.
·         UC's Undocumented Legal Services Center will receive $900,000 per year.
Under California's DREAM Act, these students qualify for state scholarships, grants, and other benefits. They also receive in-state tuitionto state universities, a benefit that only a handful of other states offer.
California does not offer free medical care to its illegal residents, but legislators continue to introduce bills that would make that a reality.
While illegal aliens cannot vote in statewide elections, San Francisco allows all non-citizens to vote in school board elections. It is the only municipality in California to allow this so far, but that may change soon as other towns and counties look to follow the San Francisco model.
California's sanctuary crusade did not end with the departure of Jerry Brown. His successor, Gavin Newsom, seems as excited as Brown in extending services to illegal residents courtesy of the California taxpayers, including a proposal to extend state-funded health care to more illegal aliens. As the state's stance on immigration drifts further from the middle, look for California to be the leader in future super-sanctuary legislation.


There are many sanctuary jurisdictions across the country that limit ICE's access to jails and courthouses. But these communities have gone above and beyond to establish themselves as the highest tier of sanctuaries. Taxpayer-funded legal advice, education, and medical care are all hallmarks of these new policies. These communities are home to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Their politicians see these actions as part of a winning political strategy. As the fight for border security and immigration reform continues, super-sanctuaries may emerge as a new and growing player in the greater debate. While this short list is not exhaustive, these communities continue to lead the state and local-level fight against federal immigration enforcement. The new and creative ways they have accommodated their illegal residents indicate their willingness to continue the political battle over the illegal population.


"The costs of illegal immigration are being carefully hidden by Democrats."

Accounting for these differences reveals that California's real poverty rate is 20.6 percent – the highest in America, and nearly twice the national average of 12.7 percent.

"The public schools indoctrinate their young charges to hate this country and the rule of law. Illegal aliens continue overwhelming the state, draining California’s already depleted public services while endangering our lives, the rule of law, and public safety for all citizens."


"Fox’s Tucker Carlson noted Thursday that Obrador has previously proposed ranting AMNESTY TO MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS. “America is now Mexico’s social safety net, and that’s a very good deal for the Mexican ruling class,” Carlson added."


"The man likely to be the next president of Mexico just called for mass migration to the US" RICK MORAN


“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.” RICK MORAN


Natalio Vitervo-Vasquez was deported twice but returned to provide “cheap” labor. He can’t read or write and raped his 10-year-old daughter.

“Prosecutors say the girl, who was 11-years-old at the time, went to a medical center where it was determined she was pregnant. Officials say she would have conceived the child at ten years of age.”
THE NEW PRIVILEGED CLASS: Illegals (unregistered democrats)!

This is why you work From Jan - May paying taxes to the government ....with the rest of the calendar year is money for you and your family.

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, with his fake Social Security number, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200..... free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

He qualifies for food stamps.

He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.

He requires bilingual teachers and books.

He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI.

Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer's expense.

He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.

He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after Paying their bills and his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people! 

PROTECTING SAUDIS' WRETCHED ASS - Why does America fall for it?

but who will protect us from the saudi muslims???

The perilous ramifications of the September 11 attacks on the United States are only now beginning to unfold. They will undoubtedly be felt for generations to come. This is one of many sad conclusions readers will draw from Craig Unger's exceptional book House of Bush House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties. As Unger claims in this incisive study, the seeds for the "Age of Terrorism" and September 11 were planted nearly 30 years ago in what, at the time, appeared to be savvy business transactions that subsequently translated into political currency and the union between the Saudi royal family and the extended political family of George H. W. Bush. 

Ben Freeman: Foreign Money Flowing into Washington Keeps U.S. in Prolonged Wars


The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CRFP) sponsored the following post.
Foreign money flowing into Washington is keeping the United States in prolonged wars, and most Americans are not even aware of it, according to Dr. Ben Freeman, director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy.
“Right now, U.S. foreign policy is for sale — not to the lowest bidder, but to the highest bidder. War is a business. And our wars are not our own. They never have been,” he said Wednesday at an event in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy.
Freeman and his team researched for six months Saudi Arabia’s 2017 lobbying activities in Washington, DC, including meetings, emails, contacts with journalists, and political campaign contributions, and the potential effect those activities had on foreign policy.
They found that Saudi Arabia had hired more than two dozen firms in that year with more than a hundred agents working on their behalf. In 2017, those agents had more than 2,500 contacts during this time, the majority of them with members of the Senate, news media, and the House–in that order.
Freeman said many of the contacts were related to arms sales, foreign military sales, and some of the votes that were held to stymie those arms sales. He said sometimes the lobbying is done by former members of Congress who earn hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby former colleagues.
“Every time there is a vote on arms sales or anything related to Yemen, this lobby goes bananas,” he said. “And we can see the activity on the days that there are these votes. In some cases, they visit almost every single office on the day of those votes.”
Freeman said they also found more than $2.2 million in 2017 campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans. The list was a “who’s who” in the Democrat and Republican Party, he said.
The top Saudi campaign contributions were to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, totaling $94,496 because some donations in late 2016 were included, he said. He said Trump got “a little over $10,000” from Saudi Arabia.
And they found 12 instances where contact with a lobbyist pushing for or against a vote and a campaign contribution happened on the same day.
“In other words, a lobbying firm walks into a member of Congress’s office and says, ‘I need you to vote a certain way on this upcoming vote on an arms sale,’ and then later that day … they say, ‘Oh, by the way, here’s a $2,000 check to your campaign. Good luck on re-election, buddy,'” Freeman said.
He said the number of contacts expands exponentially if the time window is expanded, for example, to two weeks before a vote.
“The influence is absolutely pervasive, [and] there’s a lot more influence that we’re not even capturing,” he said.
To test how contacts and campaign contributions influenced a vote, Freeman and his team looked at the November 2018 Senate vote on the resolution to end the war in Yemen, which passed 63 to 37.
Freeman said 30 of those 37 who voted against ending the war had received campaign contributions from Saudi Arabia in 2017, with some receiving as much as tens of thousands of dollars. He said even more money went to them in 2018, close to certain votes.
“There’s a strong correlation between the way these folks vote and the money that’s coming in, and it’s directly tied to our issues of war and peace,” he said.
He said they also found that a “big crux” of Saudi Arabia’s lobbying effort was public relations.
They found 744 times that lobbyists, or “foreign agents,” for Saudi Arabia contacted media organizations in 2017.
“This is something that flies under the radar for a lot of folks that are looking at foreign influence,” he said. “And the interesting thing about these 744 contacts is that they don’t pick and choose. … They contact left-wing media and right-wing media.”
He stated that they also contact local media to shape stories at the local level, that they even contacted ESPN six times.
Freeman said they would begin looking at the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He said Saudi Arabia and the UAE are “often working to the same purpose — to promote U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. They’re lobbying against Iran. They’re lobbying for arms sales for their countries, more U.S. military equipment, more U.S. militarization in the Middle East, more of us propping up their defense at our expense in a lot of cases.”
But Freeman asserted that foreign lobbying efforts were not unique to Saudi Arabia or the UAE. In fact, he said, the countries where the U.S. has foreign bases spend most of the money to lobby the U.S. to keep them there — almost half-a-billion dollars each year, not including unregistered foreign agents.
Those countries, which include Germany, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Bermuda, want to make sure American troops stay on their soil to ensure that America continues to subsidize their security, he said.
Think tanks and universities are also top recipients of foreign contributions, he said.
“There is so much foreign money pouring in to think tanks in America,” and “there’s no disclosure” over how much a think-tank expert may be paid by a foreign country to promote a certain point of view, he said.
“It’s a dark space in terms of transparency,” he said.
At American universities all over the country, China has set up “Confucius Institutes” in exchange for agreements not to criticize China, he said. China has spent more than $486 million in contributions to universities since 2012.
“We need a lot more transparency there so we know when our sons and daughters are going to university, what they’re getting, and is that coming from a foreign government or not?” he added.
He appealed to Americans to help “flip the iceberg” of foreign influence in America.
“We know very little about foreign influence in America. What we do know is that it leads to greater U.S. militarization in the world, it keeps involved in wars longer than it probably should, it leads to more military bases abroad, [and] increases the likelihood of our involvement in all these ongoing conflicts in the world,” he said.
“And it just generally increases the amount of spending to the American taxpayer–in many cases, in ways that are decidedly not in the American interest, that are in foreign interests,” he said. “We need to flip the iceberg.”
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Images of 9/11: A Visual Remembrance


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The whole world experienced the attacks of September 11, 2001, in real time. Videos, photos, and audio captured the horror wreaked that day by Islamic jihadists and the heroism of ordinary Americans. In our effort to never forget, Breitbart News provides you a visual remembrance of that fateful day when the world changed.

Just six days before — the view of the New York skyline with the World Trade Center at sunset taken on September 5, 2001. (Jamie Squire /Allsport)
The Islamic hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11 crash it into the north tower of the World Trade Center (1 WTC) at 8:46am.
The first five minutes of cable coverage.
United Airlines Flight 175 approaches the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/ William Kratzke)
At 9:03am, the Islamic hijackers of United Airlines Flight 175 crash it into the south tower of the World Trade Center (2 WTC). (AP Photo/Carmen Taylor/File)
A fireball explodes from the south tower. (AP Photo/Carmen Taylor)
Smoke billows from the north tower of the World Trade Center and flames and debris explode from the south tower. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)
(AP Photo/Todd Hollis)
(AP Photo/ABC via APTN)
Plumes of smoke pour from the World Trade Center buildings. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
President Bush’s Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into his ear: “A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack.” Bush was visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
(Photo by Fabina Sbina/ Hugh Zareasky/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Debris fall from one of the burning twin towers (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Smoke pours from the World Trade Center after both planes strike. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)
People watching the burning towers from the street below. (Getty Images)
People hang out of broken windows of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Richard Pecorella has spent years searching for an image he says will bring him peace: a photograph that proves his fiancee, whom he believes could be in this photo, jumped to her death from the burning World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
A man leaps to his death from a fire and smoke filled Tower One of the World Trade Center. (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)
A person jumps from smoke and flames at the World Trade Center. (Robert Giroux/Getty Images)
People in front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Ave towards the World Trade Center towers. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
A man jumps from the north tower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A person falls headfirst from the north tower. This image inspired a documentary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A woman cries watching the World Trade Center go up in flames. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
At 9:37am, the Islamic hijackers on American Airlines Flight 77 crashed it into the Pentagon.  In this photo, a helicopter flies over the Pentagon the crash site. (AP Photo/Heesoon Yim)
A helicopter flies over the burning Pentagon. The Washington Monument can be seen at right, through the smoke. The White House roof is visible in the trees of Washington at left. (AP Photo/Tom Horan)
Vehicles are seen traveling on Interstate 395, leaving Washington, in front of the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Tom Horan)
Rescue workers look over damage at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Kamneko Pajic)
At 9:45am, the FAA ordered the United States airspace shut down. No civilian flight was allowed to take off and all aircraft in the air were ordered to land at the nearest airport. In this photo a screen at the American Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport shows that all flights have been canceled as the airport is shutdown. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A board at the Los Angeles Airport announces the closing of the airport. (GERARD BURKHART/AFP/Getty Images)
At 9:58am, the south tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)
The south tower collapsing. The Millenium Hilton hotel is in foreground. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
The south tower collapses. (AP Photo/Jim Collins)
(Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The south tower collapses. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
People flee the falling south tower. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
At 10:03am, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In this photo, officials examine the crater at the crash site. Were it not for the heroism of the passengers who stormed the cockpit, the Islamic hijackers would have crashed the plane into either the United States Capitol dome or the White House. (DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
This photo of the north tower of the World Trade Center shows the building 30 seconds before its collapse at 10:28am. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
People run from the collapse of one of the twin towers. (AP Photo/FILE/Suzanne Plunkett)
This is a view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn after the World Trade Center towers collapsed. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Smoke rises from the New York skyline. (JOHN MOTTERN/AFP/Getty Images)
(AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
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Flags fly at half-staff at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. as a large cloud of smoke billows from the fire at the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty where the World Trade Center towers stood. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
The Statue of Liberty stands as smoke rises from the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
The remains of the World Trade Center stands amid the debris. (AP Photo/Alexandre Fuchs)
People run from the debris of the collapsed towers. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
Pedestrians on Beekman St. flee the area of the collapsed World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta,FILE)
Survivors make their way through smoke, dust and debris on Fulton St., about a block from the collapsed towers. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova,FILE)
Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Borders was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer helps a woman to a bus after she fled the area near the World Trade Center towers. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
People flee the collapsing World Trade Center. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Dust swirls around south Manhattan moments after a tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Police escort a civilian from the scene. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
People walk in the street in the area where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
People evacuate the area around the World Trade Center. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A car sits on its side amid rubble at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Ron Agam/Getty Images)
Cars are covered in rubble after the collapse of one of towers. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
The debris and wreckage. (Getty Images)
A man walks through the rubble. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Edward Fine covering his mouth as he walks through the debris after the collapse of one of the World Trade Center Towers. Fine was on the 78th floor of 1 World Trade Center when it was hit. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man helps evacuate a woman through rubble and debris. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers. (Photo by Anthony Correia/Getty Images)
People cover their faces as they move across the Brooklyn Bridge out of the smoke and dust in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Daniel Shanken)
People flee lower Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Daniel Shanken)
Pedestrians crossing the Brooklyn Bridge as they flee Manhattan after the collapse of the south tower. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Traffic in Washington, DC, gets gridlocked, as US government workers are released and the city is shutdown following the attacks. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Bush watches television as he talks on the phone with New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New York Gov. George Pataki aboard Air Force One. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
President Bush talks with Chief of Staff Andrew Card aboard Air Force One during a flight to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
An F-16 fighter flies just off the wing of Air Force One on a flight back to Washington. (DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
A trader outside the London Stock Exchange reads the evening paper with “Terror war on USA” on the front page. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
Newspaper vendor Carlos Mercado sells the “Extra” edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. (SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Deputy U.S. marshal Dominic Guadagnoli helps a women after she was injured in the attack on the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)
A shell of what was once part of the facade of one of the twin towers rises above the rubble that remains after both towers collapsed. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
New York City firefighters rest during rescue operations at the World Trade Center. (Ron Agam/Getty Images)
New York City firefighters’ search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. (Ron Agam/Getty Images)
New York City firefighters take a rest from rescue operations. (Photo by Ron Agam/Getty Images)
An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers. (Anthony Correia/Getty Images)
Rescue workers make their way through the rubble of the World Trade Center. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
An exhausted police officer rests on a car covered in dust near the World Trade Center. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Late afternoon, smoke rises in the distance before the Long Island and the Throgs Neck Bridge between the Bronx and Queens, NY, following the destruction of the Twin Towers (MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke billows from where the World Trade Center Twin Towers once stood, as evening descends on the City. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Patricia Petrowitz falls to her knees in prayer in Seattle’s St. James Cathedral during a prayer service on September 11, 2001. The Cathedral was filled to standing room only. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)
Kellog Metcalf closes his eyes during the prayer service in Seattle’s St. James Cathedral. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)
From front left: Rep. Dick Armey, R-Texas, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., Senate Majority Leader, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Rep. Richard Gephardt, House Minority Leader, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and other Congressional members stand together on the steps of the Capitol to show unity on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Washington. They sang “God Bless America.” (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert)
President George W. Bush walks down the steps of Air Force One as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
President Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office on the evening of September 11. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Volunteers donate blood at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, at a blood donation station set up to help victims of the World Trade Center attack. Sadly, the donations were largely unnecessary because there were so few survivors rescued from the collapsed towers. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
In the days that followed, people returned to Ground Zero with photos of their loved ones, searching for any news of their whereabouts. In this September 13, 2001 photograph, a woman poses with a picture of a missing loved one who was last seen at the World Trade Center.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
In this September 15, 2001 photograph, a woman poses with a picture of a missing loved one who was last seen at the World Trade Center.(AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)
A woman is comforted as she holds a picture of a missing loved one who was last seen at the World Trade Center.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A woman looks at missing person posters of victims from the World Trade Center attacks.(AP Photo/Robert Spencer)
During 9/11, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani became America’s mayor. In this photo, he consoles Anita Deblase, of New York, whose son, James Deblase, 44, was missing, at the site of the World Trade Center disaster. “He’s at the bottom of the rubble,” she said. James Deblase worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Military and fire personnel get set to unfurl a large American flag on the roof of the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Firefighters unfurl an American flag from the roof of the Pentagon Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
A makeshift altar, constructed for a worship service, overlooks the the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in Shanksville, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
An American flag is posted in the rubble of the World Trade Center on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
The massive clean-up efforts at Ground Zero spanned months.  Among the rubble, a cast iron cross was found rising out of the destruction at the World Trade Center. The cross fell intact from Tower One into nearby Building Six on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Pool)
On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, rescue and construction workers gathered around Father Brian Jordan, second from left, who blessed the cross of steel beams found amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center by a laborer two days after the collapse of the Twin Towers. (AP Photo/Pool, Kathy Willens)
And over the years, the country rebuilt and the memorials arose…
On July 23, 2011, Father Brian Jordan and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani look on during a blessing of the World Trade Center cross before it was moved into its permanent home at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
On May 15, 2014, President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
On May 15, 2014, the South reflecting pool is viewed at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The museum spans seven stories, mostly underground, and contains artifacts from the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 that include the 80 ft high tridents, the so-called “Ground Zero Cross,” the destroyed remains of Company 21’s New York Fire Department Engine as well as smaller items such as a letter that fell from a hijacked plane and posters of missing loved ones projected onto the wall of the museum. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
On May 15, 2014, a rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
On May 15, 2014, a quote from Virgil fills a wall of the museum prior to the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. (John Munson-Pool/Getty Images)
On May 21, 2015, the National 9/11 Flag is displayed for the first time at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The flag was recovered nearly destroyed from Ground Zero and was restored in “stitching ceremonies” held across the country. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
On October 29, 2014, One Word Trade Center as seen from the 9/11 Memorial grounds where the fallen towers once stood. (Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP Images)
On September 11, 2016, people visit the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial Park in Arlington, Virginia. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
On September 9, 2018, people attend the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash of Flight 93. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
On September 10, 2018, this is the Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where thousands of victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday’s September 11 Anniversary ceremony. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to join an observance there tower honoring victims. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Bill And Hillary Tour Underwhelms In Ticket Sales, Attendance


Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken their show on the road. Ticket sales for “An Evening with the Clintons” are not what they once might have been, according to all reports. With stops deliberately booked in what are assumed to be Clinton-friendly cities, the aging power couple seems to be having trouble filling seats.
It’s not exactly a whirlwind tour. The schedule is downright lethargic in the beginning. The first stop on November 27 was in Toronto, Canada with a stop the next night in Montreal. The next stop on the schedule is Houston on December 4. In light of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, that date may be canceled or changed. But, that’s all there is to the tour until 2019. They start back up in April 2019 in New York City and continue through May, ending in Las Vegas on May 5. Does anyone else think it’s odd that a former U.S. president and a former Secretary of State began a self-promoting tour in Canada? Maybe it’s just me.
The venue in Toronto only sold 3,300 tickets. Whole sections of the arena were empty. I checked the website for ticket prices and for the Houston stop, the cheap seats go for $15.00 and the most expensive ticket price I could find was $1146.00.  That’s a real bargain, especially compared to the book tour events (it’s not just a book tour, they are events) scheduled for former First Lady Michelle Obama. The high-end prices for the Michelle tour go for $10,000. That is what I found and it’s not a stop in Houston but in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Clinton venue in Houston is smaller.
Anyway, you won’t be surprised to read that a good bit of the Clinton question and answer conversation centers around her bitterness toward President Trump. He lives rent-free in her head.
And the former secretary of state was prepared to mock Trump’s interview with the Washington Post just hours after it published, shaking her head at Trump telling the paper “my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.”
You “literally you can’t make this stuff up,” she said. “A dozen times a day your head is spinning.”< And near the end of the event, Hillary Clinton returned to Trump's gut, criticizing him for saying he does not "believe" a recently released dire government report on climate change. "It just riles me up," she said. "If you won't listen to people who actually spend time over decades studying problems, my goodness, your gut is not the answer to everything that is important in the world, I'm sorry."
The tour comes at a time when speculation is strong on whether or not Hillary will actually make another attempt at a presidential run. She joked about standing for Parliament in Canada when asked about any plans to run but you know she’s thinking about. I don’t think she ever stops thinking about it. She’s consumed with anger that Donald Trump won. While the next generation of Democrats is ready to move up, the Clintons (especially Hillary) refuse to leave the stage. It’s no wonder ticket sales are slow. Why would anyone pay money to listen to them when almost any day an interview or quote is available in print or on television? It’s not like either of them are saying anything new.
Also, there’s the re-emergence of Monica Lewinsky. She’s been telling her story after all these years. Don’t expect either Clinton to be asked about that whole scandal, though. It’s not happening. The former horndog-in-chief still gets a pass on the difficult questions.
But the kickoff comes at a tenuous time for the Clintons: Not only is their standing in the Democratic Party in question after neither was particularly prolific during the midterms, but the event comes amid a renewed focus on Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, a moment in history that has gained more attention recently because of a multi-part series on the affair on A&E and other retrospectives. The Lewinsky affair and other allegations against of sexual impropriety Bill Clinton are also being re-examined in the light of the #MeToo era.
One topic that Hillary is quick to criticize President Trump on is his relationship with Saudia Arabia. It’s ironic given the Clinton Foundation’s refusal to state that they will no longer accept financial donations from The Kingdom as others have.
“We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered,” Clinton said. “And we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests.”
But the Clinton Foundation, to which donations declined dramatically after Clinton’s 2016 defeat, has taken multi-million dollar contributions from Saudi Arabia in the past and isn’t ruling out continuing to accept them.
The Clinton Foundation accepted between $10 and $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with donations coming as late as 2014. A now-defunct group named “Friends of Saudi Arabia,” which was reportedly co-founded by a Saudi Prince and often worked as a PR front for the kingdom, also donated between $1 and $5 million.
Implying corruption about the sitting president in business dealings is probably not the best idea. She and her husband have a legacy of corruption. She should just sit that conversation out.

 Harry Reid Exposes Greatest Liberal Scam of All-Time

Wayne Allyn Root
Posted: Jan 20, 2019 12:01 AM
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Harry Reid Exposes Greatest Liberal Scam of All-Time
What's in the news day and night? The wall.
It's all anyone talks about or thinks about or debates. Have you heard? The U.S. government is partially shut down over the wall.
But it's all a massive liberal scam. A Ponzi scheme. Pure fraud. Bernie Madoff couldn't come up with a better scam.
Because the same liberal politicians and donors who scream about the "racism" and "immorality" and "ineffectiveness" of a wall all live behind walls.
President Trump needs to buy TV infomercial time and run a 30-minute TV show in a Ross Perot fashion -- featuring aerial views of the mansions and estates of liberals, protected by walls, gates, and armed guards. You know, the exact same protections they don't want you and me or our children to have.
Exhibit A is Harry Reid, the Democratic former Senate Majority Leader from my home state of Nevada.
Please ignore the advertising slogan "What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas." It's not true. Las Vegas is the crossroads of America. What happens here is happening everywhere. And I've uncovered the biggest liberal scam in America -- going on right here in Las Vegas.
It revolves around my home community in Henderson. I live in the exclusive Anthem Country Club. There are about 1,500 beautiful homes behind the gates of Anthem. Together, these homes are worth around $1 billion -- in just one country club in one Las Vegas suburb.
What's the amazing appeal of Anthem Country Club? It's got a big beautiful wall around it. And thick iron gates in front are protected by armed guards. The result? There is virtually no crime inside walled, gated, armed Anthem.
Life is good behind the gates of Anthem.
In the rest of Las Vegas ... not so much. In the rest of Vegas ... lots of crime, gang bangers, drugs, car-jackings, and home invasion robberies. Proving walls and gates and lots of armed guards are a good thing if you want your family to be safe.
But wait. My Anthem community recently added yet another feature to keep our residents safe. Every vehicle entering our gates must show a government-issued photo ID or they will be denied entry.
Guess who's my neighbor, just steps away from my home? Former Sen. Harry Reid. The one and only. He could have chosen anywhere in Nevada or America to retire. But he didn't. He chose the protection of fortress Anthem for his family.
There are many lessons we can learn from studying Anthem Country Club.
Lesson No. 1: If you want your family and children to be safe, BUILD A WALL -- preferably a wall that is also surrounded by armed guards. The Vatican understands this lesson. Every celebrity in Hollywood understands. All the wealthy politicians in Washington, D.C., understand. All the big-shot media executives understand. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Soros all understand. Barbara Streisand, George Clooney, Sean Penn, and Madonna all understand. They are protected by big walls, sturdy gates, and armed guards.
Lesson No. 2: Liberal Democrats are hypocrites. All the liberal bigmouths who denigrate the wall live behind walls and gates. None is a better example than Reid, former chief water carrier and bottle washer of President Barack Obama. Reid spent his entire Senate career fighting viciously against a wall. Reid argued walls were terrible and unnecessary things.
So, why did Harry choose Anthem? Because he loves his family. That's why we all want a wall at America's southern border. To protect our country and our children from bad people, drugs, disease, and violent crime. Welcome to the neighborhood, Harry. Can I bring a cake by?
Lesson No. 3: Liberals lie about everything. Liberals don't just use walls to separate themselves from the very poor and illegal alien voters they count on to elect them. They use limos and private jets and send their children to lily-white private schools where they'll never be around gangbangers or illegal aliens or Muslim refugees or disease.
Lesson No. 4: Guns must not be as bad as liberals claim. Because liberals may argue against gun ownership, but at the same time, they have armed guards protect them.
Lesson No. 5: The argument against voter identification is a total scam. How do all those gardeners, maids and pool cleaners drive through the gates of Anthem every day? The answer: They all already have a government-issued photo ID. So I guess it's a lie when liberal politicians claim that poor people and minorities don't have a photo ID or that it's too difficult for them to get or that it's "racist" to ask them for it.
Voter ID is an issue because liberals want election fraud. They can't win without it. They want illegals to be able to vote by the millions for Democrats.
Folks, we're being scammed. But not just any scam. This is the greatest scam of all time. Anthem, my beautiful, safe community, is the proof. What happens here in the suburbs of Vegas, is happening everywhere.
My advice? BUILD THE WALL.