Justice-involved individual

This is the DOJ you expect to save you from Queen Hillary The First?

In an instance where we all need to stop for a second, sit back and think about the government monster called “political correctness” that has been allowed to grow, this episode of PC Culture is being brought to you by the good people at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Keep the word “justice” in mind.

Apparently the DOJ has been phasing out the use of the word “criminal” to describe well, criminals. On the DOJ website the newer term, “justice-involved individual,” can be traced back to 2009. However, the term has seen more and more daylight over the last couple of years.

This is from a DOJ release on April 25:

In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $1.75 million for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit legal service organizations to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home.

Even U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch got in on the action:

The future of our nation depends upon the future of our young people – including young people who have become involved with our justice system. By helping justice-involved youth find decent jobs and stable housing after they return home, these critical grants provide a foundation for a fresh start and offer a path towards productivity and purpose.  In the months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue helping justice-involved youth enrich their lives and improve our country.

Lynch can’t even say that youths have broken the law. Instead she uses the phrase, “young people who have become involved with our justice system.”

Didn’t being involved in the justice system used to mean something positive? Young people being involved used to mean that they were positively trying to affect society.

That is precisely what the PC Police want you to believe with their culture of sugarcoating everything. Despite someone breaking the law, no one should hold it against them, and they should be viewed in a positive light no matter what.

This directive coincides with President Obama’s repeated loosening of the reigns concerning convicts. Just recently, Obama changed the term “solitary confinement” to “restrictive housing” when he directed “the heads of executive departments and agencies” to limit the use of the practice.

For the sake of mocking “updated” terms like “justice-involved individuals” (because how could anyone not mock something like this?) here is a list of five possible “PC” phrases that MRCTV thinks would appease these “social justice warriors.”

But if the government steals these phrases as alternatives to the original terminology, don’t blame us.

  • Murderer: Life-Ending Specialist
  • Burglar/Thief: Need-Based Borrowing
  • Arsonist: Fire Enthusiast
  • Rioting: Spirited Block Party
  • Vandal: Aspiring Artist

Amoral, Criminal, Sociopath: Madame President.:)

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The Sheeple Have Inherited The Earth

The Visigoths (Narcissists) have sack Rome (America).

Life imitates Art.

The Generations of Repressive Politically Correct Socialists to come ask for it and they shall receive.

But don’t worry, it won’t be their fault.:)

In an instance where we all need to stop for a second, sit back and think about the government monster called “political correctness” that has been allowed to grow, this episode of PC Culture is being brought to you by the good people at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Keep the word “justice” in mind.

Apparently the DOJ has been phasing out the use of the word “criminal” to describe well, criminals. On the DOJ website the newer term, “justice-involved individual,” can be traced back to 2009. However, the term has seen more and more daylight over the last couple of years.

This is from a DOJ release on April 25:

In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $1.75 million for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit legal service organizations to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home.

Even U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch got in on the action:

The future of our nation depends upon the future of our young people – including young people who have become involved with our justice system. By helping justice-involved youth find decent jobs and stable housing after they return home, these critical grants provide a foundation for a fresh start and offer a path towards productivity and purpose.  In the months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue helping justice-involved youth enrich their lives and improve our country.

Lynch can’t even say that youths have broken the law. Instead she uses the phrase, “young people who have become involved with our justice system.”

Didn’t being involved in the justice system used to mean something positive? Young people being involved used to mean that they were positively trying to affect society.

That is precisely what the PC Police want you to believe with their culture of sugarcoating everything. Despite someone breaking the law, no one should hold it against them, and they should be viewed in a positive light no matter what.

This directive coincides with President Obama’s repeated loosening of the reigns concerning convicts. Just recently, Obama changed the term “solitary confinement” to “restrictive housing” when he directed “the heads of executive departments and agencies” to limit the use of the practice.

For the sake of mocking “updated” terms like “justice-involved individuals” (because how could anyone not mock something like this?) here is a list of five possible “PC” phrases that MRCTV thinks would appease these “social justice warriors.”

But if the government steals these phrases as alternatives to the original terminology, don’t blame us.

  • Murderer: Life-Ending Specialist
  • Burglar/Thief: Need-Based Borrowing
  • Arsonist: Fire Enthusiast
  • Rioting: Spirited Block Party
  • Vandal: Aspiring Artist (MRC)

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

FEAR IS HOPE

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It’s Over

Turn off the “Lighthouse on the Hill”. It has gone into Moral and Economic Bankruptcy.

Coming Soon…

Either- Season 1 of a Mid-Season Replacement “The Apprentice: America” or

The Coronation of The Queen of The DisUnited States of Northern Mexico.

Either Way, it’s over.

The Lighthouse is having a Going Out Business sale.

My man Thomas Sowell:

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right.

If what you want from politicians are quick and easy answers, someone is sure to supply them, regardless of which party you follow. History can tell you where quick and easy answers lead. But, if you don’t want to bother reading history, you can just wait and relive its catastrophes.

What is “economic power”? What can Bill Gates stop you from doing?

I don’t understand how people who cannot predict the weather five days in advance can predict the climate decades from now.

One of history’s painful ironies is how often people on the brink of disaster have been preoccupied with trivialities. With a nuclear Iran with intercontinental missiles looming on the horizon, our intelligentsia are preoccupied with calling achievements “privilege” and playing other word games.

Of life’s many surprises, encountering an old flame, years later, is in a class by itself.

Some people seem to think that Donald Trump has great abilities because he is a billionaire. But being born rich and getter richer is not exactly a Horatio Alger miracle.

Of all the disheartening signs of the utter ignorance of so many American college students, nothing so completely disheartened me as seeing on television a black college student who did not know what the Civil War was about. Fifty years ago, it would have been virtually impossible to find a black adult, with even an elementary school education, who did not know what the Civil War was about.

Global warming, due to greenhouse gasses, is the latest in a long series of one-factor theories about a multi-factor world. Such theories have often enjoyed great popularity, despite how often they have turned out to be wrong.

One of the most richly rewarded skills in politics is the ability to make self-interest sound like idealism. Nowhere is this tactic more successful than in so-called “campaign finance reform” laws — spending restrictions that prevent challenger candidates from buying enough publicity to offset the free publicity that incumbents get from the media.

At one time, it seemed as if the free world had defeated the world of totalitarian dictatorships twice — first the Nazis and then the Communists. But, with the slow but steady expansion of government control over our lives and the spread of the idea that people who deny “climate change” should be punished as criminals, it seems as if totalitarianism may be winning, after all.

People who want to redistribute wealth often misunderstand the nature and causes of wealth. Tangible wealth can be confiscated, but you cannot confiscate the knowledge which produced that wealth. Countries that confiscated the wealth of some groups and expelled them, destitute, have often seen the economy collapse, while the expelled people became prosperous again elsewhere.

 

Some people think that Ted Cruz would not have as good a chance against Hillary Clinton as would Donald Trump. They say that Cruz does not have a sparkling style of speaking. But, after months of hearing childish insults from Trump, the public may be ready for some serious adult talk by someone with substance, who can cut right through Hillary’s shallow evasions.

To me, beautiful music is whatever music makes you glad to be a human being, whether it is “Musetta’s Waltz” from “La Boheme” or “Muskrat Ramble” from New Orleans. Much of what passes for music today makes me wish that, if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I can come back as a dolphin.

Republican leaders seem to be worried that Donald Trump will get the nomination and lose the election. Those of us who are not Republicans should worry that Trump will get the nomination and win the election. After all, the fate of the country is a lot more important than the fate of a political party — and in far greater danger.

As this country continues to degenerate, we hope that it never reaches the desperate stage where only a military coup can rescue it from catastrophes created by feckless politicians. But, if that day ever arrives, we can only hope that the military will do their duty and step in. It is one of the few institutions dedicated to something besides individual self-interest.

And Self-Interest Narcissism is all we have left.

The Visigoths have sacked Rome.

20 Quotes of Ancient Wisdom

Two thousand years ago, there may not have been liberals as we think of them today, but some of the dumb ideas that underpin the whole ideology were floating around. Fortunately, in Greece some of the greatest minds in human history were there to set people straight. There are an awful lot of liberals who could benefit from reading these more than 2,000 year-old words of wisdom.

1) “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” — Plutarch

2) “When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.” — Epictetus

3) “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” — Aristotle

4) “Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.” — Plato

5) “Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.” — Hesiod

6) “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” — Plato

7) “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” — Aesop

8) “The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.” — Plato

9) “When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” — Plato

10) “Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.” — Plato

11) “Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.” — Plato

12) “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” — Plato

13) “Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.” — Diogenes

14) “We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.” — Aristotle

15) “We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.” — Pericles

16) “Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” — Aristotle

17) “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” — Plato

18) “The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.” — Plato

19) “Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.” — Solon

20) “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.” — Socrates

Sowing the Seeds

Hillary Clinton is working alongside billionaire Tom Steyer to sow a garden of climate change paranoia. Clinton is scaring young voters into supporting her campaign by leading them to believe that a Republican president will unleash a climate apocalypse.

Do anything, say anything, to win. that’s the Democrat Party these days. They get all preachy about “tolerance” and “diversity” but it’s all a con job to just gain control of everything and everyone.

Calling millennial voters the 2016 presidential election’s “biggest cohort,” Steyer announced his plan last Monday to inject $25 million into targeting young voters. Specifically, Steyer will allocate millions toward an aggressive ground campaign based on climate alarmism. The goal? Getting the youth vote out for Clinton.

Get the frightened sheep who have been raised to be idiots to believe the wolf is going to protect the hen house.

Science does not support the outlandish claims peddled by Steyer’s political advocacy group, NextGen Climate. 

Money men like Steyer don’t view me and my peers as individuals. In Steyer’s own words, we are little more than “swing” voters who “can make a difference” in a general election in the battleground states of Illinois, New Hampshire, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Young people deserve better than to be handled like guinea pigs.

Raking in Millions

Like a gardener sprinkling fertilizer over a vegetable bed, Clinton sprinkles Steyer’s cash over her presidential campaign when she needs a boost. In 2015, for example, Steyer and his wife Kat hosted an exclusive fundraiser for Clinton in their home.

 

Today, Steyer denies favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders. But Steyer’s money talks louder than his words. And Sanders recently admitted that his own path to the White House is “narrow”—and that was before Clinton swept four of the five crucial Acela primary states last week (Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania). Let’s face it: Tom Steyer is Hillary Clinton’s moneyman.

On Twitter, Steyer has been busy as a bee, tweeting out 30-second ads that intermingle shots of horrific natural disasters—ranging from forest fires to hurricanes—interposed with sound bites of Ted Cruz saying “Climate change is not science” and Donald Trump saying “Global warming… it’s a hoax! It’s a hoax.”

Facts are conspicuously absent from Steyer’s new ads. But Steyer has never been a man who let facts get in the way of a good story. 

Tell a lie often enough, it can become the truth.

In 2014, TIME Magazine concluded: “Steyer’s TV and online ads warn that [the] Keystone [XL pipeline] would be used to ship oil abroad to China and that American consumers would get nothing more than higher gas prices. It’s not an argument anchored in reality–the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column gave a recent NextGen ad on the subject four Pinocchios.” 

 

When pushed to address this discrepancy, Steyer responded: “Sometimes you need to take the fight that’s there.” Translation: I don’t care about presenting reality. I care about selling my agenda.

That’s Obama. That’s Hillary.

Silence on the other side

At the same time that Steyer is targeting his mega-misinformation campaign at Millennials, the billionaires best suited to countering him and properly educating young people are cowering in a corner. 

Within 48 hours of Steyer’s $25 million advertising campaign announcement—brothers Charles G. and David Koch reiterated their plan to sit by the sidelines. The Koch brothers have spent their adult life working to promote free market values. Yet, at a time when their money could make the most difference, they are apparently assuming the role of bystander. 

“So is it possible that another Clinton could be better than another Republican this time around?” ABC Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Charles G. Koch in late April.

Koch answered: “It’s possible.”

 

Poisonous Plants

“Young voters care deeply about climate change,” Steyer told journalists last week, citing anecdotal evidence from his travels “around the country in the 2014 election cycle.” 

They’ve been feed boogeyman apocalypse stories all their lives…

In truth, the latest data—from 2016, not 2014—shows that environmental concerns are a blip on the radar for young voters. Just over ten percent of Millennials feel the way Steyer portrays them.

They are “invulnerable” at that age, remember.

Ipsos Public Research asked Millennials to rank the “most important issues for the President of the United States to prioritize” in 2016. Among their top ten issues, “environmental issues/climate change” ranked last—in tenth place. 

Even so, Millennials could easily fall prey to the notion that anyone who is skeptical of climate change is anti-science. This is why education is paramount.

Because that’s the line the Activists push. After all, there was a “consensus” amongst THEM so it must be true, right?

Owned by a Climate Change Skeptic

On YouTube, a video shows Cruz educate—or own—a very confused Millennial, named Tyler, who tried to “punk” Cruz on the topic of climate change. Their exchange is worth a listen as Cruz does a great job of articulating how one can believe in climate change—without accepting the conclusions and agendas of moneymen like Steyer.

Tyler the Millennial: “Do you deny climate change? … Your voting record basically shows that you don’t care about [the ocean].”

Cruz: “Let’s step back for a second and look at this with some historical perspective. Thirty-to-forty years ago there were a group of political liberal and scientists who said we were facing ‘global cooling.’ They said we were headed toward a global ice age and the solution to global cooling was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and every aspect of our lives.”

Tyler: “OK. I’m not into that [despotism] personally. But go ahead.”

Cruz: “Then, the data disproved it. It was not, in fact, correct that we were seeing global cooling. So that was kind of a problem. …Many of these same scientists then latched on to a new theory—it’s called ‘global warming.’ …interestingly enough, the solution was the exact same [increase government control].

Cruz continued: “The theory magically transformed into ‘climate change.’ And climate change—from the perspective of a political liberal who wants government power—is the perfect pseudo-scientific theory. Why is that? Because it can never be disproven. …And when you start to see politicians who propose the exact same solution to every problem regardless of the facts or the data, you start to think these are politicians who just want power over our lives.”

The interview ends with applause from the audience and with Tyler the Millennial having little to say except to speculate that “community-based solutions” may be superior to radical federal energy restrictions. On his own, he seems to realize that local and state governments are better suited to solving environmental issues.

But everyone hates Cruz, isn’t that the Meme?

Even if you’re not a millennial, you surely know some millennials. Do your part and let them in on the truth. Like a poisonous plant, Steyer’s slick marketing packages and confident sales techniques grip quickly and quietly. Don’t let Tom and Hillary succeed in leading our youths astray in their secret garden of climate change paranoia.

But the Agenda is The Agenda.

Preferred Americans II

30% of refugee children receive welfare benefits compared to 26% of nonrefugee immigrant children.

“refugee” = Illegal.

The report centered around 941,000 children ages 10 and younger with refugee parents living in the United States from 2009-2013. Even though refugee children receive more welfare benefits than nonrefugee immigrant children they are less likely to live in families with low income below the federal poverty level (FPL). During 2009-13 25% of refugee children lived in families below the FPL while 28% of nonrefugee immigrant children lived in families below the FPL.

Well, they are the Preferred Americans, after all.

The report cites that one reason for this increase is that refugees are granted lawful permanent residence and access to all federal benefits including food stamps, healthcare, and cash assistance immediately after arriving in the U.S. as a refugee compared to the five years or more for other legal immigrants.

Last year the Obama administration said it would increase the current level of refugees from 70,000 to 85,000 this year. According to Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation scholar, the president’s plan would cost U.S. taxpayers $130 million per year and up to to $6.5 billion in the next 50 years.

Naturally, the left complains the report is biased because they are such a small percentage that it’s meaningless.

Yet, the less than 1% of the population that is Transgender and the low minority percentage that is Homosexual runs The Agenda and runs the Narrative.

After all, if you disagree with THEM you’re a bigot!

So as usual, the Left wants it their way or you’re a racist and a bigot. End of discussion.

For my original post: https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/preferred-americans/

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Green Doh!

D’oh! Bernie Sanders’ Climate Change Agenda Would Actually Increase Carbon Emissions ‘Dramatically’

Sen. Bernie Sanders is a green warrior. That much is clear, but his environmental agenda would be an absolute disaster…for those in the climate change camp. For starters, he wants to tackle natural gas and nuclear power. Nuclear power is responsible for 20 percent of America’s energy. Remove that from the equation with no equitable alternative that could meet the former’s energy needs, and you have to resort to resources that already have an extensive infrastructure. That would be coal—the boogeyman of the environmental left. Foreign Policy delved into Sanders’ paradoxical energy policy and how it has been applied elsewhere in the world, which experienced the same results: higher carbon emissions.

Wouldn’t those proposals drive the country back to coal and oil, and actually undermine your fight against global warming?” Errol Louis, one of the debate moderators, asked Sanders during Thursday’s [April 14] debate in Brooklyn, New York.“No, they wouldn’t,” Sanders shot back. He called for a massive increase in the use of renewable energy, especially solar power, and said that if the United States took the climate threat as seriously as it did the Nazis in World War II, the country could in a few years radically transform its entire energy system.

[…]

Third Way crunched the numbers and found that getting rid of nuclear power means U.S. carbon emissions would “go up dramatically,” and in the worst-case scenario, could “wipe out a decade’s worth of progress” and return U.S. carbon emissions to levels last seen in 2005. That’s because retired nuclear plants would almost always be replaced by natural gas or coal. Freed said that when the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was shuttered in 2014, the electricity shortfall was largely made up by burning more coal.

It’s a question that bedevils countries around the world. Germany is phasing out nuclear power as part of its ambitious energy transition, and is betting it can power one of the world’s biggest economies largely with renewable energy. But Germany’s greenhouse-gas emissions rose in the years after the phaseout was reaffirmed in 2011.

Japan shut down all of its nuclear plants after the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima. What made up the electricity shortfall? Crude oil, natural gas, and coal, which together make it a lot harder for Japan to reach its emissions targets.

So, in some odd way, if you’re a coal worker, you might want to Sanders to beat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and go on to win in the general because coal is the only alternative if President Bernie decides to axe natural gas and nuclear power. At the same time, the fact that coal and crude oil would be the only secondary protocols to make up for the energy shortfalls due to Sanders’ uber-left green agenda shows how inefficient alternative energy truly is–and why the country should focus on the energy resources, where the United States is (in some sectors) unrivaled in terms of supply. That would be coal, oil, and natural gas. This country is built on those three energy resources, and coal is burning cleaner than ever before. Maybe that’s why it’s looked to, as the future for our energy needs since the world is packed with it (via Wired):

Nowhere is the preeminence of coal more apparent than in the planet’s fastest-growing, most populous region: Asia, especially China. In the past few decades, China has lifted several hundred million people out of destitution—arguably history’s biggest, fastest rise in human well-being. That advance couldn’t have happened without industrialization, and that industrialization couldn’t have happened without coal. More than three-quarters of China’s electricity comes from coal, including the power for the giant electronic plants where iPhones are assembled. More coal goes to heating millions of homes, to smelting steel (China produces nearly half the world’s steel), and to baking limestone to make cement (China provides almost half the world’s cement). In its frantic quest to develop, China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world put together—a fact that makes climatologists shudder.[…]

GreenGen is one of the world’s most advanced attempts to develop a technology known as carbon capture and storage. Conceptually speaking, CCS is simple: Industries burn just as much coal as before but remove all the pollutants. In addition to scrubbing out ash and soot, now standard practice at many big plants, they separate out the carbon dioxide and pump it underground, where it can be stored for thousands of years.

Many energy and climate researchers believe that CCS is vital to avoiding a climate catastrophe. Because it could allow the globe to keep burning its most abundant fuel source while drastically reducing carbon dioxide and soot, it may be more important—though much less publicized—than any renewable-energy technology for decades to come. No less than Steven Chu, the Nobel-winning physicist who was US secretary of energy until last year, has declared CCS essential. “I don’t see how we go forward without it,” he says.

Long live coal, Bernie.