Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Communist Chinese Takeover of All US Energy



See also: The Coming Chinese EMP Attack Upon America


DaveHodges

China, allied with Russia, is in the process of taking over the United States, or should I say that our public officials are giving away the country to them. 
In the following paragraphs, the analysis is limited to Chinese based interests, but the same could be said for the Russians as well.
In my previous article, it was clearly demonstrated that the Chinese are preparing, among other things, to assume control of supplying America’s energy needs at a cost that they deem appropriate. It is a simple business proposition. They own our debt, we have defaulted and they are here to be compensated.

The Giveaway of American Energy to the Chinese

The Bundy affair affirmed the fact that Chinese are being handed control of solar energy inside the United States and that this is being facilitated by Senator Harry Reid. The takeover of American energy is being manifested on many fronts, but in particular, it is being concentrated on the takeover of the solar industry in the new Agenda 21 designation with the so-called “Solar Energy Zones”.
These Solar Energy Zones are appearing in multiple locations in such places as Southwestern Arizona, Barstow, CA. and Victorville, CA., and now I am receiving on the ground reports from Colorado and Utah as well. These designated Solar Energy Zones have very similar variables in common. The following chart indicates that the debt compensation will consist of complete control of the solar industry and will be expanded to other energy sources (e.g. hydroelectric and nuclear power). Again, here is a chart which demonstrates the commonalities shared by these Solar Energy Zones. 

Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Chinese Solar on Bundy’s Ranch                                       Arizona Solar Farm
Chinese money backing project Chinese money involved in project
Creation of Agenda 21 “Solar Energy Zone” Creation of Agenda 21 “Solar Energy Zone”
Located near a Canamex Highway (I-15) Located near a Canamex Highway (1-10)
Located near a major energy source (Hoover Dam) Located near a major energy source (Palo Verde Nuclear Plant)
Located near a major military base (Nellis AFB) Located near a major military base ancillary facilities (Luke AFB)

Further, the above chart indicates that the Chinese will control a good portion of American transportation. The proximity of Solar Energy Zones to the Canamex Highway Corridor system speaks to this intent. There is also a military aspect of this that should jump out at the reader and this will be discussed in detail in the next part in this series.

Long Beach

If one thinks that the location of these Solar Energy Zones next to a Canamex, or planned Canamex Highway Corridor system is a coincidence, they should take a close look at what is happening at Long Beach, CA.
The control of the American transportation system is no more pronounced than it is in Long Beach, CA. The deep water port at Long Beach is the only of its type on the West Coast. And this country’s government has GIVEN AWAY the Long Beach deep water port to the Chinese. The giveaway of both the military installation and the deep water port goes live next year in 2015.



Grid Ex II

The Chinese were recently on American soil and were invited to participate in the recently completed Grid EX II drill. This is the height of either stupidity or treason. In the last several months, the Chinese have threatened to nuke us over our intentions to invade Syria and Iran, and then we subsequently let them see the vulnerabilities of our power grid by allowing them to participate in the
Grid Ex II drill in November of 2013 in which DHS practiced for a simulated takedown of the American power grid by an EMP weapon? Does anyone else think this is insane in that we would give the knowledge of the inner workings of our power grid to the Chinese, our enemy? However, the Chinese presence on American soil for Grid EX II is just a foothold in relation to what is coming.
The Chinese are being shown how to control entire energy grid of the United States. You don’t believe it? Then explain why they had access to highly secure areas, during the Grid Ex II drill, and now know how to bring down the grid with a computer key stroke. Will this become the false flag event that will bring on martial law which will be enforced by foreign assets? At one time, this would have been dismissed as idle speculation, but in today’s political climate it is a real possibility.
I swallowed hard as I write these words, because I know this spells the end of America as we know it because we are about to living under new management. If you doubt this, then please reread the preceding paragraphs . The Solar Energy Zones are located in proximity to major energy sources for a reason and now it appears clear as to why this is true. However, it is not just the Solar Energy Zones that we have to worry about.

Harry Reid Is Not the Only Traitor

This plot is bigger than the Solar Energy Zones. According to World Net Daily and Joseph Farah, there are a total of 10 named United States Senators now known to be involved with the special trip Harry Reid made to China in 2011 supposedly to invite Chinese investment in the United States. According to Farah, this is a clever scheme to sell off below market value valuable land, mineral, and water rights to communist China so they can set up “large investment zones” within America owned and controlled by communist China corporations which are only accountable to China’s government.
Farah identified the other nine senators as Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
The Farah article also made mention of a series of Chinese incursions into the American energy domain as reported by the Wall Street Journal on March 6, 2012. The state-by-state list of the $17 billion in oil and natural gas equity interests CNOOC and Sinopec have acquired in the United States since 2010.

  • “Colorado: CNOOC gained a one-third stake in 800,000 acres in northeast Colorado and southwest Wyoming in a $1.27-billion pact with Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
  • Louisiana: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 265,000 acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale after a broader $2.5-billion deal with Devon Energy.
  • Michigan: Sinopec gained a one-third interest in 350,000 acres in a larger $2.5-billion deal with Devon Energy.
  • Ohio: Sinopec acquired a one-third interest in Devon Energy’s 235,000 Utica Shale acres in a larger $2.5-billion deal.
  • Oklahoma: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 215,000 acres in a broader $2.5-billion deal with Devon Energy.
  • Texas: CNOOC acquired a one-third interest in Chesapeake Energy’s 600,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Shale in a $2.16-billion deal.
  • Wyoming: CNOOC has a one-third stake in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming after a $1.27-billion pact with Chesapeake Energy. Sinopec gained a one-third interest in Devon Energy’s 320,000 acres as part of a larger $2.5-billion deal”.
The Wall Street Journal article concluded this is partial payment to the Chinese for our debt. And please believe me when I say that this payment to the Chinese is only the very small tip of the iceberg for what is coming.

Conclusion

Mr. Farah is to be congratulated for making this major connection to the Bundy Affair. This information also explains “the why” which underlies these Solar Energy Zones.
This information also matches what researcher Vicky Davis has been saying, but Davis goes one step further than Mr. Farah. Vicky states that at designated Inland Ports, there are massive amounts of Chinese troops operating within these ports. Vicky Davis and Cassandra Anderson will be my guests on the talk show on April 27th to discuss these and other related points. Perhaps the fact that these Solar Energy Zones are located next to a large military installation will not begin to get the country’s attention.
The military threat posed by this treason will be explored in the next part in this series.
And if you think this ordeal is over for the Bundy family, please read this communication sent to me last night by Steve Quayle.

Begin forwarded message:

Posted on Bundy Ranch ALERT From Multiple Truckers: Fleet of 50 blacked out vehicle’s 40 miles south of the Bundy ranch heading that way. ‘Like’ and Share for everyone to know! #StandwithBundy
This is just getting started!
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hillary 2016 ~ Remembering the Deaths that Surround the Clintons (Video)




OVERVIEW
PUTTING THE CLINTON SCANDALS IN CONTEXT
THE CLINTON LEGACY A summary of what went wrong.
WHAT YOU WON'T FIND IN THE CLINTON MUSEUM
ARKANSAS CONNECTIONS: A time-line listing over 150 little known facts about Arkansas and the Clinton machine.
INSIDE THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY: In which the author finds himself in some curious company.
HOW WE GOT INTO THIS MESS: An excerpt from Shadows of Hope, the first book to deconstruct the Clinton myth. Published in 1994 by Indiana University Press, this book by Sam Smith revealed the character flaws, false ideology, and post-modern underpinnings of Clinton and his administration.

THE CLINTON MYTH

BILL CLINTON: OUR FIRST POSTMODERN PRESIDENT
THE UNCOVERED STORIES
PAULA JONES LAW SUIT
THE CONTINUING SAGA
CLINTON STILL AT LARGE
 THE REVIEW
& THE SCANDALS
In 1992, several months before Clinton's nomination, The Progressive Review became the first publication to assemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that would come to be known as the Clinton scandals. The Review identified a score of questionable individuals and institutions central to the story -- including Webster Hubbell, Dan Lasater and Mochtar Riady.
In 1994, Shadows of Hope, by Review editor Sam Smith, was published by Indiana University Press. It was the first book to challenge the media-driven Clinton myth. Shadows of Hope examined Clinton's post-modern contempt for candor, consistency and character, and discussed the problems this might cause the nation.
In October 1996, the Review reported that "there seems to be adequate grounds for impeachment," based on the suborning of witnesses, obstruction of justice, and abuse of FBI files.
In June 1997, the Review published a draft presidential impeachment resolution. The resolution was identical to one used in a prior instance except that the name Richard Nixon had been replaced with the name William Jefferson Clinton.

To this day, the Review remains one of the few publications in America that recognizes that the Clinton story was not about sex but about mob politics -- the intertwining of corrupt politicians with drug trafficking, other organized crime, rogue intelligence operations, and international espionage.

THE BLOOD SCANDAL
CLINTON & THE KILLER BLOOD: How tainted blood from prisons run by member of the Clinton machine poisoned Canadians and othes abroad.
VINCE FOSTER
WHAT HAPPENED AT FT . MARCY PARK THE DAY VINCE FOSTER DIED? Patrick Knowlton's lawsuit outlines a disturbing story that the mainstream media has chosen to ignore.
VINCE FOSTER'S POST-MORTEM DIET AND DEPRESSION The strange reporting about Foster's weight and mental condition.
CLINTON AND THE MEDIA
CLINTON & THE MEDIA Why did the media so misread Clinton? The real Clinton vs. the media Clinton
THE LONELIEST MILE IN TOWN Your editor's adventures in apostasy -- drinking upstream from the Clinton herd
IMPEACHABLE DEFENSES How the media helped Clinton get away with it.
WHICH MEDIA DID BEST & WORST ON THE SCANDALS
MENA & DRUGS
BILLY BEAR BOTTOMS: Sam Smith's on-line conversation with a highly controversial figure in the Arkansas saga and former pilot for one of America's most notorious drug traffickers.
 WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT MENA: The vivid sworn account of a key IRS investigator who was there.
ARKANSAS AND DRUGS
THE CRIMES OF MENA
WACO
SOME KEY WACO STORIES
REVIEW INDEX


Friday, April 11, 2014

Sheriffs Warn of Violence From Mexican Cartels Deep into Interior of U.S.

 
WashingtonTimes

Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border.
U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
“If we fail to secure our borders, then every sheriff in America will become a border sheriff,” said Sam Page, sheriff of Rockingham County, N.C. “We’re only a two-day drive from the border and have already seen the death and violence that illegal crossings brings into our community.”
Sheriff Page, whose county has about 94,000 residents, noted that a Mexican cartel set up one of its drug warehouses about a mile from his home.
“These men are coming into our county with more firepower than I have,” he said Wednesday. “I’m literally outgunned.”
The sheriff in North Carolina was one of several from across the country attending Hold Their Feet to the Fire, an annual two-day radio confab in Washington organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Rusty Fleming, a spokesman for the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, is on the front lines of the border battle and said the U.S. side is losing.
“These cartels are so sophisticated. They’re getting affluent white teenagers to help them encrypt their software; they do digital money-laundering, can hack into government databases and actively recruit our agents to keep one step ahead. The rest of America is just now getting a taste of what we’ve been dealing with for years,” Mr. Fleming said.
He estimates that cartels have infiltrated more than 3,000 U.S. cities and are recruiting local gangs, former prisoners and teenagers to do their dirty work.
“There’s no doubt they’re spreading themselves very rapidly and very deep into our U.S. interior,” said Mr. Fleming, who directed the documentary “Drug Wars” and has testified before Congress about the drug trade.
Sheriff Page said Rockingham County has jailed 194 illegal immigrants on criminal charges since 2010. Of those arrested, 10 were released and later rearrested. Six were deported only to re-enter the country, re-establish themselves in his neighborhood and get rearrested.
North Carolina has the second-busiest drug trafficking route in the South, after the region around Atlanta.
“We can’t have open borders,” Sheriff Page said. “We need to track who’s coming in and out of our country. If we don’t know who’s here, how are we going to protect ourselves?”
Law enforcement officers in Frederick County, Md., are experiencing firsthand the proliferation of cartels.
“It’s a huge problem for our public safety and a growing problem in our jurisdiction,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said. “The federal government can’t take care of this problem alone. Every state and law enforcement officer needs to be able to enforce immigration laws to be effective.” 
About 9 percent of Frederick County arrests involve illegal immigrants, according to the sheriff’s office.
Since entering into an agreement with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in early 2008, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has detained 1,250 illegal immigrants, 50 of whom have had connections to Mexican drug cartels and organized crime, Sheriff Jenkins said.
“The success of the program is not in the numbers; it’s who is actually getting arrested,” the sheriff said. “Do I want Mexican gang members on the streets of Frederick County? Hell no.”
He noted that the county recently deported to Colombia a convicted pedophile who was in the U.S. illegally.
“This program works, but there’s such a political fallout from using it, many county sheriffs won’t,” Sheriff Jenkins said.
He cited criticism from groups opposed to the federal mobilization of local law enforcement officers in immigration enforcement.
Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, said such programs waste federal money and are discriminatory.
“The idea of deputizing local sheriffs as front-line immigration reformers is a catastrophic mistake,” said Chris Newman, the network’s general counsel. “It distracts attention, chills people from reporting crime, encourages racial profiling and leads to the unconstitutional arrest and detainment of illegal immigrants.”
Local law enforcers expressed frustration over the politicized nature of the immigration debate and said they are only trying to make their jurisdictions safer. Knowing who is in their jurisdictions illegally is a good start, they said.
Sheriff Page said that tracking expired visas, using biometrics at points of entry along the border, and further empowering ICE and local law enforcement would help tremendously. The House Judiciary Committee is considering such measures in immigration reform bills.
Mr. Fleming, who has been dealing with border issues for years, says more stringent measures are needed.
“There is a very, very big opposition to calling these organizations what they really are: narcoterrorists,” he said. “When you label them as a narcoterrorists, we can pursue and target them under the Patriot Act. This is one of the major things that we need to do because of the level of sophistication they have. We have a saying on the border: ‘If it gets by us today, it’s going to be your problem tomorrow.’”
"Dead hands"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Traitor By Any Other Name Would Be Called A Democrat

ConscienceofaConservative

Anyone who has ever visited a beachfront community knows that every house built there is firmly anchored to the ground on strong pilings. The reason is obvious: you cannot build a house resting on the sand alone because the lack of a foundation will cause the house the drift away as the sand shifts.  
Such an apt analogy applies to another house we all know about, the House of Representatives, the home of our lawmakers in Congress. The figurative pilings required to anchor this House is our United States Constitution, the document that all lawmakers swear to uphold in their oath of office.

Too bad most of those lawmakers have no idea about the meaning of the words they take in their oaths.

Lets start at the top. Listen to the calls for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his innumerable crimes. The most conservative of the Republican members of the House claim that such a vote for impeachment would be useless since the action would then transfer over to the U.S. Senate for the trial and the Senate is controlled by liberal Democrats. Now drop down a notch and look at the Republican-led House committee investigating the IRS scandal that targeted Barack Hussein Obama's political enemies in the Tea Party groups. The same conservatives on the committee want to hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress for refusing to reveal details about the pro-Democrat scandal. They are currently debating asking the Department of Justice to seek a criminal indictment against Ms. Lerner. Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder, who is in charge of the DoJ and who, himself, is subject of another Contempt of Congress order for refusing to provide documents about covering up a DoJ orchestrated gun-running scheme, made a remarkable statement before another House sub-committee wherein he said that he has a "vast amount" of discretion in enforcing laws. Holder's DoJ refused to investigate the Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philadelphia in 2008. Holder says black people should have laws applied differently to them. Holder even told the state's attorneys general a few months ago they are not obligated to defend state laws they don't agree with. This is how the epidemic of corruption spreads from the top down.

Add Eric Holder's name to the list of Democrats who have no idea about the meaning of the words he took in his oath of office.

Maybe these people should be charged with perjury for lying under oath when they swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and had no intention of doing so. Perjury is, after all, a somewhat higher crime.

Now if it is so highly unlikely that the DoJ would ever prosecute Democrat Lois Lerner for her miniscule crimes before a House sub-committee, speaking about the members of the U.S. Senate, the one reason no one could expect the Democrats there to look unfavorably upon the criminal misdeeds of Barack Hussein Obama was evidenced in a vote on a United Nations treaty to disarm and confiscate weapons held by law-abiding American citizens. When U.N. Resolution 2117, which lists 21 points dealing with the control of firearms and point number 11 calls for member states to support the collection and disarmament of its citizens, came before them, 46 Senators, 44 Democrats plus 2 Independents decided to ignore the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and voted to pass it. Luckily the resolution failed, but 46 members of the U.S. Senate did vote to surrender the sovereignty of the United States of America. Should we ever see treason trials on the order of what took place in Nuremberg, Germany following WWII I would expect the hangman's gallows would be quite busy for some time.

It is no longer a joke or even sarcastic humor to equate Democrats with hypocrites. It is no longer relevant to mention that the delegates to the Democratic National Convention in 2012 tried to remove the name of God from their party platform. It has become a matter of life or death for our nation to see them all for what they really are. Back in the days when a majority of our Congressional representatives knew who our real enemies were we used to have a House Committee on Un-American Activities. It was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. It was abolished in 1975 when the Democrats were in power. Maybe it is time to bring it back.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.


Remember, Islam Means "Peace"

What's Wrong With the Progressives: Symptom #268

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood Launches US Political Network to Promote Sharia Law (Video)


"It's long been a dream of Muslims in the United States to be more unified, to have a stronger voice and to contribute more effectively to society.  So out of a commitment to the universal principals of Islam, a determination to have a deep and lasting impact on society, a deep and lasting positive impact on society, on Muslims and people of other faiths and out of a desire to give Muslims a greater voice, MAS, along with seven other major American Muslim organizations have come together to fulfill the dream and to form the U.S. Council of Muslim organizations.  A council meant to empower its member organizations and all Muslims."
- Mazen Mokhtar, Executive Director of the Muslim American Society (MAS) 3/12/14

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"At its heart, Akram’s [Muslim Brotherhood Operative] document details a plan to conquer and Islamize the United States – not as an ultimate objective, but merely as a stepping stone toward the larger goal of one day creating “the global Islamic state.”
 

In line with this objective, Akram and the Brotherhood resolved to “settle” Islam and the Islamic movement within the United States, so that the Muslim religion could be “enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country.” 

Akram explained that this could be accomplished “through the establishment of firmly-rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built.” 
He urged Muslim leaders to make “a shift from the collision mentality to the absorption mentality,” meaning that they should abandon any tactics involving defiance or confrontation, and seek instead to implant into the larger society a host of seemingly benign Islamic groups with ostensibly unobjectionable motives; once those groups had gained a measure of public acceptance, they would be in a position to more effectively promote societal transformation by the old Communist technique of “boring from within.”
 

“The heart and the core” of this strategy, said Akram, was contingent upon these groups’ ability to develop “a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions.’” That is, by working synergistically they could complement, augment, and amplify one another’s efforts. Added Akram: “The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these seeds or ‘scattered’ elements into comprehensive, stable, ‘settled’ organizations that are connected with our Movement and which fly in our orbit and take orders from our guidance.”  - Source



GatewayPundit

The radical Muslim Brotherhood has built up a political network that seeks to turn Muslims into a voting bloc. The group is hoping to institutionalize favorable policies like Shariah law in the US.



The radical Muslim Brotherhood has built up a political network that seeks to turn Muslims into a voting bloc. The group is hoping to institutionalize favorable policies like Shariah law in the US.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:
With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc.
‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups.
“We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.”
USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of “institutionalizing policies” favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law.
This development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. Brotherhood’s recently exposed goal to wage a “civilization jihad” against America that explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and “destroying (it) from within.”
The subversive plan was spelled out in hundreds of pages of founding archives that the FBI confiscated from a Brotherhood leader’s home in the Washington suburbs after 9/11.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Alan Grayson (D-FL 9) – Progressive/Marxist Profiles

NewZeal

KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Alan_Grayson

Election Facts for 2014:
• Party – Democrat
• State – Florida
• Location – Florida 9
• First Elected – 2012
• Candidates in 2014:
Alan Grayson – D
Nick Ruiz – D
Jorge Bonilla – R
Carol Platt – R
Peter Vivaldi – R


Alan Grayson is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 9th District of Florida.
After losing his reelection bid in 2010, Grayson won election back to Congress on November 6, 2012. He is a member and past Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Background
Alan Grayson came from humble beginnings; as a native from the Bronx, New York, he grew up in the tenements. He worked his way through Harvard University, graduating with high honors. Immediately following his undergraduate career, he enrolled in Harvard Law School where he again graduated with honors.
As an attorney, he focused on Contract Law. In 1986, he helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, serving as an officer of the organization for more than twenty years.
Congressman Grayson was also the first President of IDT Corporation, a publicly traded billion-dollar telecommunications company.
In the 2000s, he worked as a plaintiffs’ attorney, specializing in whistleblower fraud cases aimed at Iraq War contractors.

Influence
Grayson serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. For Foreign Affairs, he serves on two Subcommittees: the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittees. For Science, Space and Technology, he serves on the Energy and Environment Subcommittees.
Alan Grayson is a member of the House Science and National Labs Caucus and the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus.

“Progressive” Connections

21st Century Democrats
Grayson was one of 12 key progressives endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)-led 21st Century Democrats in the 2012 election cycle.
He was one of 17 supported in 2010.

America’s Future Now!
Alan Grayson was one of the 148 speakers who addressed the 2010 America’s Future Now conference, run by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)/DSA initiated Campaign for America’s Future.

Progressive Democrats of America Endorsement
In 2012, Alan Grayson was one of 14 leftist Congressional and Senate candidates endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), an organization dominated by members or affiliates of DSA and the IPS.
PDA National Director Tim Carpenter, John Nichols of The Nation, Rep. Alan Grayson, National Nurses United Michael Lighty and PDA board member, Steve Cobble

Progressive Central: The Peoples’ Inauguration
Progressive Central: The Peoples’ Inauguration was held January 19, 2013, at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, D.C.
The event was sponsored by IPS affiliates Progressive Democrats of America, The Nation, National Nurses United and Busboys and Poets. The event was advertised and promoted by the Institute for Policy Studies.
The 2:15 pm – 3:25 pm session, “Organizing for Main Street not Wall Street,” was moderated by John Nichols.
It featured Rep. Alan Grayson; Michael Lighty, PDA National Board/National Nurses United and¬ Becky Bond, President CREDO Super PAC.
Participants included PDA National Director Tim Carpenter (DSA); John Nichols of The Nation; DSA and Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism affiliate National Nurses United official Michael Lighty (a former DSA National Director) and PDA board member Steve Cobble (IPS). Also included were Phyllis Bennis (IPS); Medea Benjamin (IPS and Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism affiliate); and Bill Fletcher, Jr., IPS, DSA and Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Hosting PDA
According to a New Year 2013 press release from Progressive Democrats of America:
Progressive Democrats of America accomplished a lot in 2012 — thanks to your help and support. Together, we helped defeat Tea Party extremists and helped elect strong progressives to Congress.
In just a few days, on January 3rd, our team will be on Capitol Hill as special guests of our newly elected and re-elected progressive candidates including our board members our friends Representatives Alan Grayson, Dr. Ami Bera, and Mark Pocan.
Foreign Policy/National Security

Supported by Council for a Livable World
The far left, anti-U.S. military Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and reported Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, supported Alan Grayson in his successful 2008 House of Representatives run as a candidate for Florida. He had also been previously supported by the Council. 

Conservatives, Libertarians, 9/12 Projects, Tea Parties: Time to Clean House and Senate in 2014!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Al Franken (D-MN) Progressive/Marxist Profile

NoisyRoom

KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Al_Franken
Election Facts for 2014:
• Party – Democrat
• State – Minnesota
• Location – Minnesota Senate
• First Elected – 2009
• Candidates in 2014:
Al Franken – D
Julianne Ortman – R

Alan Stuart “Al” Franken is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States Senate, serving as the Junior Senator for Minnesota. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is unique to Minnesota and is affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Background
Al Franken was born on May 21, 1951 and grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. He graduated from Harvard in 1973 and married Franni Franken.
Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its inception in 1975, before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and a host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio Network. He has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting U.S. troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and Uzbekistan – as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait four times.
Franken was a Founder and leading voice on the Air America radio network.
He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008.


Influence
Franken serves on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, which includes the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety and the Subcommittee on Children and Families. Franken also sits on the Committee on the Judiciary, which includes the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law and the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. He also serves on the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Communist Connections
Al Franken won his U.S. Senate seat in 2008, against Republican Norm Coleman after an extremely close election night result, followed by a long and controversial recount process, supervised by Minnesota Secretary of State and secret Communist Party USA (CPUSA) “friend,” Mark Ritchie.

Communist Party Commentary
In the Communist Party’s People’s World, November 22, 2008, Barb Kucera wrote of the controversial Minnesota U.S. Senate election, quoting both Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his known associate CPUSA member, Mark Froemke:
Whether Minnesota labor’s massive effort to mobilize members in the 2008 elections was a success will ultimately turn on the results of a recount in the U.S. Senate race, Labor 2008 coordinators say.
While most AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions backed Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) challenger Franken, a few labor organizations – notably the Carpenters and Pipe Trades — endorsed Coleman. After all the results were turned in, Coleman led Franken by only 215 votes out of just under 3 million cast. An official recount began Nov. 18 and could take a month, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said.
Franken’s race against GOP incumbent Norman Coleman is important nationally. To get pro-worker bills through the Senate, workers and their allies need 60 votes, out of 100 senators, to cut off GOP filibusters. That includes a presumed GOP talkathon against the Employee Free Choice Act, which is designed to help level the playing field between workers and bosses in union organizing and bargaining first contracts…
Independence Party candidates made the difference in the Bachmann and Paulsen races and definitely affected the Senate race, said Mark Froemke, president of the West Area Labor Council that spans the western half of the state. ‘The Independence Party got a better number than I would have expected in this area,’ he said. Negativity of campaign commercials in the final days of the Senate race also had an effect.
Endorsed by Communist Mark Froemke
Interestingly, Minnesota/Dakota’s Communist Party leader, Mark Froemke, had already endorsed Al Franken.
On July 14, 2008, the Al Franken for U.S. Senate campaign announced that four new labor organizations have “joined its ever-growing coalition that’s fighting to send a senator to Washington who will stand with Minnesota’s middle class.”
The new endorsements were:
• Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union
• Minnesota State Council of UNITE HERE!
• Minnesota Postal Workers Union
• International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local Union 1

“Minnesotans need a Senator who understands the needs of Minnesota families, and who won’t abandon them in a time of need,” declared Mark Froemke, Education Director of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union, Local 167G.
“Norm Coleman had a chance to support the families of the Red River Valley on CAFTA and, instead, he supported President Bush,” Froemke noted. “Al Franken will stand with farmers and workers and Minnesotans, and that’s why we stand with him in this election.”

Mark Ritchie’s Communist Party Connection
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was also a covert “friend” of the Communist Party. 


In December of 1999, a Communist Party meeting was held at the May Day Bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the purpose of reestablishing the CPUSA Farm Commission.
Party members present were Erwin Marquit, Helvi Savola, Jack Brown, Peter Molenaar, Morgan Soderburg, Bill Gudex, Mark Froemke, Scott Marshall, Gary Severson, Mike Madden, Becky Pera, Charlie Smith and Tim Wheeler.
Mark Ritchie also attended and addressed the meeting. In a written report on the meeting by Tim Wheeler, Ritchie is referred to as a “non-party friend” of the Communist Party. The report was marked “not for publication.”
On October 11, 2003, Mark Ritchie’s article, “A new beginning for WTO after Cancun,” was published in the CPUSA’s newspaper, People’s Weekly World. Ritchie was listed on the People’s Weekly World website as an author. The article had originally been published at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy website.
Ritchie also received approval from the CPUSA for his 2006 campaign.


Al Franken (left), Mark Froemke

In a July 8, 2006, People’s World article: “This Battle Can be Won!” the author underlined the importance of the elections for Secretary of State, “whose job is mandated as protecting voting rights and election practices.” They stated of Ritchie:
In Minnesota the DFL candidate for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, of the League of Rural Voters could play a valuable national role.

Working with Communist Mark Froemke
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) and Mark Froemke, an AFL-CIO representative and Communist Party USA member, left the Grand Forks International Airport on January 11, 2012, after Franken flew into Grand Forks to spend two days talking to locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers in the Red River Valley.

Socialist Connections

Socialist Wellstone Tribute
As the 2004 Democratic National Convention was about to commence in Boston, Jobs with Justice hosted a living tribute to the late Senator Paul Wellstone on July 25th. Hundreds filled the historic Old West Church to confront the question, “What must the Democratic Party do to live up to the progressive vision of Paul Wellstone?”
Wellstone, who died in office in a 2002 plane crash, was a long-time supporter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and this was reflected in the speaking lineup.
“Paul had the courage to stand the pain that comes with standing for something and not fall for anything,” said United Steelworkers of America Union International President Leo Gerard, a long-time DSA affiliate. “That’s what the Democratic Party needs right now. He gave people a reason to fight, to hope.”
Rep. Major Owens (D-NY), a DSA member, pointed out that too many liberals, including Owens himself, voted for “welfare reform” in 1996. He praised Wellstone as the lone voice defending welfarism at the time.
Another DSA member, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, fired up the audience with a call for “direct action” to ensure accountability from a John Kerry administration. “We need Kerry there and we need to be there to purge the cancer (of the Bush administration) from the soul of the body politic.”
Moderator Horace Small was also a DSA member, while speaker Jim Hightower, an author and radio personality, is a long-time DSA supporter.
Other panelists included Columbia University professor and DSA leader, Frances Fox Piven; Anna Burger, Vice President of the DSA-dominated SEIU; and “media personality,” Al Franken.

Wellstone Action
In 2009, Al Franken was listed as a member of the Advisory Board of Wellstone Action, a Minnesota based organization based on the political legacy of that state’s late ‘progressive’ Senator Paul Wellstone.
Franken shared duty on the Advisory Board with Democratic Socialists of America supporters or members Julian Bond, Heather Booth, Peter Edelman, Frances Fox Piven, Leo Gerard, Jim Hightower, Gerald McEntee, Deborah Olson and economist Robert Reich. SEIU boss Andy Stern and Communist Party affiliate and Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, were also on the roster.

DSA Support
The minutes of a Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America membership meeting, held at the Friends Meeting House in Decatur, Georgia on March 1, 2008, included reference to a report by Milt Tambor on DSA support for Congressional and Senate candidates in the 2008 election:
4) Milt reported that DSA is calling on locals to support progressive candidates for Congress and the Senate, mainly through fundraisers and volunteering. Al Franken (MN) and one other have been suggested; more details will follow…
Foreign Policy/National Security

Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, supported Al Franken in his successful Senate run as candidate for Minnesota.

Council for a Livable World, 50th Anniversary
On June 6, 2012, Council for a Livable World, along with its sister organizations Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their founding by Leo Szilard in 1962.
There were speeches and toasts by Senator Al Franken, Representative Shelley Berkley (D-NV), former Representative and PeacePAC Chairman Tom Andrews (D-ME), former Cabinet Secretary Norman Mineta and Communications Workers of America President, Larry Cohen.

“Agent Orange” Campaign Connection
In July of 2010, Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, a leading clinician/researcher on the effects of Agent Orange on women and children in Vietnam (from Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City), visited Washington, D.C. with “Agent Orange victim” and student, Ms. Tran Thi Hoan.
Front Left, Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Al Franken, Tran Thi Hoan (seated), Susan Schall and Merle Ratner (July 15, 2010)

On July 15, 2010, at the Third Hearing on Agent Orange in Vietnam: Recent Developments in Remediation, Rayburn House Office Building, VAVA (Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin), Tran Thi Hoan testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment.
This was the first time a victim of Agent Orange had spoken to Congress. The “victim, the well-received Ms. Tran Thi Hoan, who has no legs, received a lot of attention.”
Dr. Phuong and Tran Thi Hoan were accompanied by Merle Ratner of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and Susan Schall (both leaders of the Committees of Correspondence-dominated Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign). This Marxist led campaign was set up to extract money from the U.S. taxpayers for the Committees of Correspondence’s communist friends in Vietnam.
The party met with Minnesota Senator Al Franken.