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Thursday on CNN’s Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to former Mexican President Vicente Fox saying Trump’s plan to get Mexico to pay for a border wall was not going to happen by saying “the wall just got 10 feet taller.”
Partial transcript as follows:
BLITZER: “Mr. Trump? Your campaign, as you well remember, began with the idea of building a wall along the southern border, it’s about 315 miles southwest of where we are right now. You’ve said the Mexican government will pay for it.”
BLITZER: “The spokesperson for the current president of Mexico says, that will never happen. The last two presidents of Mexico say, that will never happen. In fact, the former president of Mexico, Vicente fox, he said today, and I’m quoting him, he said, I’m not going to pay for that, quote, effing wall. So if you don’t get an actual check from the Mexican government for $8 billion or $10 billion or $12 billion, whatever it will cost, how are you going to make them pay for the wall?”
TRUMP: “I will and the wall just got 10 feet taller, believe me. It just got 10 feet taller. I saw him make that — I saw him make the statement. I saw him use the word that he used. I can only tell you, if I would have used even half of that word, it would have been national scandal. This guy used a filthy, disgusting word on television and he should be ashamed of himself and he should apologize, OK?”
FLASHBACK: VICENTE FOX PROPOSES MERGING U.S., MEXICO INTO ONE COUNTRY
Of course former Mexican President Vicente Fox doesn’t want Trump to build a wall; he once proposed merging the U.S. into Mexico and Canada.
Fox wanted the U.S. to join Mexico and Canada into a EU-style “North American Union” which would combine all three countries into one regional government using one currency, like the Euro, at the expense of both U.S. national sovereignty and individual rights.
“I proposed a ‘NAFTA Plus’ plan to President Bush and Canada’s Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to move us toward a single continental economic union, modeled on the European example,” he wrote in his autobiography Revolution of Hope. “…At summits I took every opportunity to advocate clearly for free-market policies; showing what sound economics could do to fund social justice; arguing for globalism, NAFTA and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.”
And during Fox’s presidency, in 2005, the Council on Foreign Relations met with the Mexican government to discuss the implementation of this so-called “North American Union.”
“We are asking the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to be bold and adopt a vision of the future that is bigger than, and beyond, the immediate problems of the present,” CFR member and former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister John P. Manley wrote. “They could be the architects of a new community of North America, not mere custodians of the status quo.”
The CFR proposed “increased labor mobility” between the U.S. and Mexico, which would effectively grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, and a “North American regulatory plan” with a “unified approach” to all three countries, which would effectively end U.S. national sovereignty.
“We are three liberal democracies; we are adjacent; we are already intertwined economically; we have a great deal in common historically; culturally, we have a lot to learn from one another,” former Mass. governor William F. Weld claimed.
An EU-style North American Union would be easier to implement if the U.S. lacks effective borders, which explains why Fox lashed out against Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“I’m not going to pay for that f*cking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox said Thursday during an interview on Fusion.
(Politico) — Sarah Huckabee Sanders, previously the campaign manager for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s 2016 presidential effort, has joined Donald Trump’s campaign.
Huckabee Sanders, daughter of the former governor, will serve as a senior adviser for the campaign.
“I volunteered to join Mr. Trump’s campaign because he is a champion of working families; not Washington-Wall Street elites. Like the other Republican candidates, Mr. Trump is pro-life, pro-marriage, and will appoint conservatives to the courts. What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again. I’m honored to help Mr. Trump Make America Great Again,” Huckabee Sanders said in a statement released through the Trump campaign.
The move is in contrast to that of another top Huckabee alumna, Alice Stewart, who left the campaign before it ended to join Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign as a senior adviser on the communications team. Stewart is now the communications director for Cruz.
Trump is scheduled to be in Arkansas on Saturday, ahead of the March 1 Super Tuesday contests.
There's been speculation that Huckabee himself will endorse Trump. Huckabee shot down rumors that he would throw his support behind the real estate mogul during a January stop in Arkansas by Trump.
"I can rule out any possibility — I'm not endorsing anybody this week," Huckabee said at the time, according to The Weekly Standard.
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Senate Committee that approved a bill allowing the Bible to be used for reference purposes in public school classrooms has unanimously decided to alter the text of the legislation to ensure that the law can’t be interpreted as permitting the teaching of Creation in the classroom.
As previously reported, S.B. 1321 was recently introduced by the Senate Education Committee at the urging of Sen. Cheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, who also works as a high school teacher.
“The Bible is expressly permitted to be used in Idaho public schools for reference purposes to further the study of literature, comparative religion, English and foreign languages, United States and world history, comparative government, law, philosophy, ethics, astronomy, biology, geology, world geography, archaeology, music, sociology, and other topics of study where an understanding of the Bible may be useful or relevant,” the bill read as introduced.
It also noted that “[n]o student will be required to use any religious texts for reference purposes if the student or parents of the student object.”
However, following nearly two hours of debate on Friday, the Committee unanimously agreed to add a clarifier to the bill to outline that it also applies to other religious literature.
“It only calls out the Bible. There are other great religious texts … so why not the Koran? Why not the Torah?” asked Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, according to the Spokesman-Review.
“The worldview that we come from is not a worldview that has the Quran as its basis,” Bobbie Post, a teacher at a Christian school in Meridian, contended. “It is a worldview that has the Bible as its basis.”
At the prompting of Sen. Todd Lakey, R-Nampa, the committee also decided to strike “astronomy, biology, geology” from the text of the proposal so that it cannot be interpreted as allowing the teaching of Creation in public school.
Nuxoll, who initially defended the measure, stating that it had been reviewed and approved by three religious liberty organizations, was among those ultimately in favor of the changes.
“All of them agree that this proposed section of code does indeed meet both state and federal constitutional muster,” she said.
Some, such as Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, expressed skepticism as to why the bill was needed at all as the Bible is already allowed to be used as reference material in schools, but agreed to the proposed amendments.
As previously reported, last June, the Idaho Republican Party passed a similar resolution calling for support for using the Bible alongside public school curriculum.
Resolution 2015-P20 was submitted by Idaho County Chairman Marge Arnzen, and uses state history as the basis of the motion.
“[I]n 1782, the U.S. Congress voted this resolution: ‘The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools,’ and authorized a loan of money to help the printing and distribution of 10,000 copies to be made available to the public primarily for public schools,’” it noted.
“[T]he use of the Bible for literary and historic value is consistent with the 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1963 case of Abington School District v. Schempp declared that the Bible is worth studying for its literary qualities and its influence on history,” the resolution further outlined.
Buchanan, NY — An uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.
The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River, approximately 25 miles North of NYC, and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. Last month, while preparing a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some contaminated water, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.
Entergy, the Louisiana-based company that owns the plant, chalked up the readings to “fluctuations that can be expected as the material migrates.” According to Entergy, the tritium contaminated water spill was contained within the plant, and never reached the Hudson or any other water source.
“There is no impact to public health or safety,” Entergy spokeswoman Patricia Kakridas told RT.
Of course, the tritium leak is the ninth in just the past year, four of which were serious enough to shut down the reactors. But the most recent leak, however, according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment, contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isn’t limited to tritium contamination.
Despite the assurances from Entergy, the area around Indian Point is a “cancer cluster,” with the local rate of thyroid cancer rates registering at 66 percent higher than the national average, according to Joseph Mangano, Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP).
RPHP researchers compared the state and national cancer data from 1988-92 with three other five-year periods (1993-97, 1998-02, and 2003-07). The results, published in 2009, show the cancer rates going from 11 percent below the national average to 7 percent above in that timespan. Unexpected increases were detected in 19 out of 20 major types of cancer. Thyroid cancer registered the biggest increase, going from 13 percent below the national average to 51 percent above.
Incredibly, Entergy completely rejects the notion that their plant’s operations have caused an increase in cancer rates.
“There is no relation whatsoever,” Kakridas claimed.
When the study was conducted by RPHP, over 20 million people lived within a 50-mile radius of the nuclear plant.
“Everybody who lives near a nuclear plant is exposed to radiation. Some plants are worse than others,” Mangano told RT. In the case of Indian Point, it is a very old plant, and “there is a greater danger because of a large population living close by.”
Numerous environmental groups call the latest problems just a symptom of a much larger issue and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is partnering with organizations The Sierra Club, Riverkeepers, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Scenic Hudson and Physicians for Social responsibility in seeking the permanent closure of the plant.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a representative to the Indian Point plant, Neil Sheehan, who told CBS News that the NRC is continuing to review the recent tritium leakage at Indian Point.
“We recently sent a radiation protection specialist to the plant to assess the situation and learn more about what happened. He was assisted by our three Resident Inspectors assigned to the plant on a full-time basis,” he wrote in an email to CBS.
NRC is also currently reviewing Indian Point’s renewal license, which would authorize it to continue operating for another 20 years.
“It’s a disaster waiting to happen and it should be shut down,” Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper, a watchdog organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River, told CBS News.
“The good news is, advances in alternate power sources, grid management and energy conservation have brought us to the day when the aging, unsafe Indian Point can close,” Gallay said.
He pointed out numerous sources of energy for the region, including 600 megawatts in transmission system upgrades and another 500 megawatts available through energy savings achieved through efficiency and renewable energy.
“There will be enough power to keep the lights on in our homes and hospitals, our businesses and schools — in every place that makes our communities healthy and vibrant,” Gallay said.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has rejected calls for the immediate closure of the nuclear power plant by Cuomo and environmental groups, saying they should first demonstrate how to replace the energy produced at the power plant, which supplies 25 percent of the power to the New York City area.
“I have told some of the environmental people, if you can show me a plan to figure out a way to replace that electricity, fine, but if you can’t, it’s going to raise electricity rates 30 or 40 percent, which are high enough on average people and that’s not the way to go. In the meantime, I have emphasized very strong safety,” Schumer said.
While Schumer’s sentiments are understandable, the reality is that the sheer economic health costs of this plant’s operation far exceed the savings in energy bills. With so many alternative sources of producing clean energy, the reasoning for keeping such a toxic plant operational is baffling. One can safely assume that there is some vested financial interest in keeping this plant running; as always, simply follow the money.
"The Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) is a confidential, population-based, computerized system that collects and consolidates vaccination data for Coloradans of all ages from a variety of sources. CIIS is a program within the Colorado Immunization Section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CIIS helps healthcare providers, schools, childcare centers, universities, and individuals keep track of the shots that they and/or their children have received."
DENVER (CBS4)– A bill introduced in the state House would require the reporting of non-vaccinated students to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Currently those records are kept with the school. “What this bill is not about is requiring more students to get vaccinations. It’s about who will keep charge of the records,” said Rep. Dan Pabon, a Democrat representing Denver. A hearing at the state Capitol on Thursday was packed with parents who oppose the bill. Christine Carter has four children and has had them vaccinated. “I have the freedom to report what I’m going to do with my children or not,” said Carter. “I don’t think it’s the government’s business.” The proposal opened an emotional debate about Colorado’s low vaccination rates. Colorado is one of 20 states that allow parents to claim any kind of personal opposition to required immunizations, and vaccine rates for some diseases are among the nation’s lowest. Colorado passed a bill two years ago to have schools report vaccination rates. But for one in five Colorado kindergardeners, there was no immunization information on record for the 2014-15 school year. Some of those who are opposed to vaccinations are fearful of the state obtaining the names of those who have opted out for fear it’s a step towards tracking them down. Pam Long brought her son Josh to the hearing. She says he has a vaccine-induced brain injury. “House Bill 1164 is designed to circumvent the law protecting privacy and bully people into every vaccine on the market,” said Long. After Thursday’s marathon hearing the bill passed committee 7-6.
(Natural News) On the heels of California’s gross violation of human rights, medical ethics and parental choice with SB 277 (the vaccine mandate), Colorado is looking to bring the medical police state to the Rocky Mountains. House Bill 1164 was just passed by committee on its way to a state congressional vote. It would demand that the names and addresses of all un-vaccinated children be tracked on secret lists maintained by the state government.
See the full text of the proposed bill at this link. It was sponsored by representative Pabon in the House, and Aguilar and Humenik in the state Senate.
Colorado government, like California government, essentially believes that the state owns your children and can therefore do anything it wants to them. The march toward medical tyranny is a rapid one, and immediately after the passage of SB 277 in California, the state’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana S. Dooley, announced that all California children should be injected with mercury vaccines because the state ran out of mercury-free vaccines.
Many Colorado citizens are up in arms over this latest attempt and government-run medical tyranny. “House Bill 1164 is designed to circumvent the law protecting privacy and bully people into every vaccine on the market,” said Colorado mom Pam Long as reported by CBS Denver.
Even parents that are pro-vaccine are still opposed to this government tracking bill. “I have the freedom to report what I’m going to do with my children or not,” said another local citizen as reported by CBS Denver. “I don’t think it’s the government’s business.”
The march of vaccine tyranny continues across America thanks to wildly corrupt government and a sellout mainstream media that participated in absolute censorship of the CDC whistle blower Dr. William Thompson. He openly admitted to taking part in CDC science fraud to alter data and cover up any statistical link showing that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys. There isn’t a single mainstream media outlet that covered that story… even though it was one of the most historic whistle blower stories in the history of medicine.
Now, lawmakers in Colorado are marching down that same road of science fraud, suppression of factual truth and the stripping away of medical choice from parents.Medical tyranny is alive and well in Colorado, and it’s no longer just a theoretical fear that they’re coming for your children. It’s about to become state law.
Take action: OPPOSE this medical tyranny law in Colorado!
HSLDA supports the right of parents to make health decisions and maintain records without needless government intrusion. That is why we oppose this legislation. We encourage you to share your opinion on H.B. 1164 with members of the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee using the following message in your own words:
“I oppose H.B. 1164 because it would needlessly centralize sensitive private health information in a government database. Some states like Michigan and Indiana have used centralized information like this to scare parents into obtaining non-required health services (e.g. HPV vaccines where they are not required). This kind of bill would make it too easy for pharmaceutical companies to use government data for their own profit-making activities. The bill imposes unnecessary burdens on schools and parents to report sensitive and private health-related information that could be exposed to hacking or other inappropriate purposes. Please vote against H.B. 1164 in committee. Thank you.”
Committee Contact Information • Beth McCann, Chair (303-866-2959) • Joann Ginal, Vice-Chair (303-866-4569) • J. Paul Brown (303-866-2914) • Janet Buckner (303-866-2944) • Daneya Esgar (303-866-2968) • Steve Humphrey (303-866-2943) • Janak Joshi (303-866-2937)
Make no mistake: The government of Colorado wants to register un-vaccinated children for the same reason they want to register gun owners. It’s all about tracking, intimidating and ultimately outlawing individualism while demanding absolute obedience to a totalitarian state.
EXCERPT:"Colorado House Bill 14-1288 was drafted from these recommendations and sponsored by Representative Dan Pabon, who has aspirations of becoming a U.S. Representative, and Senator Irene Aguilar, a medical doctor."