Obama’s Cash for Iran Hostages; UN: Tax Meat to Stop Global Warming. Two weeks of Helena’s News Roundup!

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Editor’s note: Your humble editor was off last week so did not stories. Here are two week’s worth’s of Helena’s New Roundups with lot’s of bombshells!

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U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed

The Obama admin secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the Jan release of 4 Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and Euro officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward. Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs.. were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Pahlavi. Members of Congress are seeking to pass legislation preventing the Obama administration from making any further cash payments to Iran. One of the bills requires the White House to make public the details of its $1.7 billion transfer to Iran.Obama’s…payment to Iran in January, which we now know will fund Iran’s military expansion, is an appalling example of executive branch governance,” said Sen. Lankford who co-wrote the bill. “Subsidizing Iran’s military is perhaps the worst use of taxpayer dollars ever by an American president.”

Tax meat until it’s too expensive to eat, new UN report suggests – Ice Age Now

Time to end the UN!! “Did you vote for these people to tell you how to live? And who will receive the tax and what will they use it for?”* * *Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International Research Panel (IRP). This will (supposedly) save the environment and prevent global warming.“I think it is extremely urgent,” said Prof Hajer of Utrecht U in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products.”Hajer and other members of the IRP assert that livestock creates 14.5% of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Rather than taxing the meat at the retail level (in supermarkets and shops), Hajer recommended taxing it at the wholesale level.”

New ‘Heat Map’ Shows ISIS Branches Spreading Worldwide

Looks like ISIS is spreading.Thanks Obama?”As the U.S. launched more airstrikes Tues against ISIS targets in Libya — representing an expansion of the U.S. military operations beyond Iraq and Syria — NBC News has obtained a map showing the global expansion of the terror group.The map is part of a classified briefing document received by the White House dated “August 2016″ and prepared by the Nat’l Counterterrorism Center. It shows a stunning 3-fold increase in the number of places around the globe where ISIS is operating.State Dept documents indicated that in 2014, when the U.S. military began its campaign to destroy the extremists, there were only 7 nations in which the fledgling state was operating.By 2015 there were nearly double that — 13 countries.”

Report: Worst economic recovery since 1930s, salaries fall $17,000 short

The sputtering economic recovery under Obama has fallen way short of the average recovery and ranks as the worst since the 1930s Great Depression. Had the recovery under Obama been the average of the 11 since the Depression family incomes would be $17,000 higher, six million fewer Americans would be in poverty, and there would be six million more jobs.”Obama’s economic policies,” said the report from the Heartland Inst, “produced the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression..”Author Ferrara concluded that the president and Democrats have followed the wrong model and should have leaned in favor of Reaganomics. “Although presented to the public as a forward-looking thinker, Obama has actually taken the US back to the thoroughly failed economic policies of the 1930s and 1970s, and so ultimately to the same results.”

Florida Drivers Worst in Nation, Study Says

No surprise here! “Drivers beware: FL has the worst drivers nationwide, according to a new in-depth analysis from SmartAsset. Sitting in traffic in various parts of FL from I-95 to the I-4 corridor can be rage-inducing for many drivers. Highway driving often turns into a brush with fate in the Sunshine State, where accidents and near-accidents occur every day. “FL drivers are the worst!” drivers exclaim, speeding off. It now appears those aren’t just hollow statements — SmartAsset ranked FL in last place as part of a new study which analyzed the number of drivers in each state, the number of DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers, percentage of insured drivers, speeding tickets and people killed per 1,000 drivers.”


Spread of Zika, and cloud of fear, threatens Florida’s tourism way of life

“With recent reports of Zika infections spreading in the continental U.S., including news Mon that 10 more people in an area north of downtown Miami likely contracted the disease from mosquitoes, FL is finding that tourism, its most vital industry, is faced with a unique threat.Tourism is the bedrock of the Sunshine State’s economy, and businesses across the nation’s 3rd-biggest state rely heavily on the year-round flocks of travelers to its beaches, theme parks and tourist traps. FL last year reestablished its dominance as America’s vacation king, becoming the 1st state to welcome more than 100 million tourists..But the Zika virus presents hazards unlike many the state have encountered: a fearsome, fast-moving, undetectable virus — and an accompanying anxiety, that so far has expanded beyond the virus’s still-minimal spread.”


It’s the Supreme Court, stupid

What is at stake this election!! “If Hillary wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent majority on the Supreme Court. Every political issue has a theoretical path to SCOTUS, and only self-imposed judicial restraint has checked the Court’s appetite and reach for two centuries.That restraint will be gone when Hillary’s first appointee is sworn in. Finished.I know what a very liberal SCOTUS means: conservatism is done. It cannot survive a strong-willed liberal majority on the Supreme Court. EVERY issue, will end up there, and the legislatures’ judgments will matter not a bit. So vote for Hillary (or sit it out) and then prepare for the deluge of court-ordered solutions to every social problem, bench-drawn congressional districts and extraordinary deference to every agency of the federal government combined with a sweeping away of federalism.”


Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria

“Secretary of State Hillary knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.Hillary denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack. Sen Paul questioned Hillary about this gun running program back in 2013 during her testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack. Assange: So,the emails together with the cables that we have published are creating a rich picture of how Hillary performs in office.. So, the disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails..”


Report raises questions about ‘Clinton Cash’ from Russians during ‘reset’

“Key players in a Moscow-based Silicon Valley-styled campus for developing biomed, space, nuclear and IT technology called “Skolkovo” poured tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation..Hillary was at the center of the reset and Skolkovo .“Of the 28 US, Euro and Russian companies, 17 of them were Clinton donors” or sponsored speeches by Bill Clinton..“The Clintons receive donations and speaking fees in the millions. The Russians get access to advanced US technology. The technology companies get special access to the Russian market and workforce.“But the American people get nothing. In fact, we get a rival, Russia, with enhanced technological capabilities… “At worst, they get a more robust military, with technology that we helped develop, and that can be sold to our enemies.”


Racial Discipline Quotas Create Chaos In St. Paul Schools

This school policy is a disaster!! “Just days after the last school bell rang, a dramatic uprising of teachers, parents, and school board members ousted Superintendent Valeria Silva. Silva’s approach to school discipline sparked the revolt. Her policies, initiated in 2010, launched the St. Paul schools on a downward spiral of chaos and violence. In Dec 2015, Ramsey Co attorney Choi labeled the situation “a public health crisis.” In 2015, assaults on teachers in St. Paul schools reported to his office tripled compared to 2014, and were up 36% over the previous four-year average.On Silva’s watch, the city’s high schools have become menacing places where gangs of out-of-control teens prowl the halls, and “classroom invasions” by students settling private disputes are commonplace.Tumultuous brawls are a fact of life.”


Patrick Murphy: The DNC Should Slap a Disclaimer on This Guy

“Murphy’s floundering Senate campaign reported spending a whopping $27,000 in legal fees in its latest FEC filing. Which is more than twice what the campaign spent on legal fees in the previous filing from April ($12,600).. Is it because there have been 4 FEC complaints filed against his campaign in less than a year?The Leadership Fund filed an FEC complaint alleging Murphy participated in an illegal straw donor scheme with his friend and convicted domestic abuser Al-Rashid. This is also the very kind of scheme that more often than not sparks a federal investigation. A progressive activist filed an FEC complaint, congressional ethics complaint, and a DOJ complaint alleging Murphy traded favors for campaign cash…“From resume fraud to donor fraud, Patrick Murphy’s campaign is sinking under the weight of his lies, deception and corruption.”


Venezuela’s new decree: Forced farm work for citizens

Why is the government of Venezuela still operating? Looks like the people would need guns to overthrow this Communist government.  Oh they don’t have any!! “A new decree by Venezuela’s government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country’s severe food shortages.That “effectively amounts to forced labor,” according to Amnesty Internat’l, which derided the decree as “unlawful.”In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country’s fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended “if circumstances merit.””Trying to tackle Venezuela’s severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid,” Dir at Amnesty Intern’l, said.”


Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s voter ID law | Fox News

This is the way the Democrats will win this election-by voter fraud and now the courts are complicit. “A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters..The decision means voter ID likely won’t be in place for the fall elections, when Gov. Walker faces re-election. Walker said last month that he would call lawmakers into special session if the courts ruled against the law; ..WI residents can get a free state ID from a Dept of Motor Vehicles by presenting docs such as a certified birth certificate, passport or Social Security card. Each document must be unexpired, and the person’s name must be spelled identically on each doc.”


FDA Fights Blood Ban in Vein

Must Read!! “Less than a year ago, the FDA did away with a health measure to protect the safety of our blood supply — the lifetime deferral of men who have had sex with men (MSM) as blood donors. This longstanding policy was a sensible precaution based on the extraordinarily high rates of HIV infection among MSM. The FDA replaced it with a deferral only of men who had sex with men in the past year. Now, even that precaution is under attack — and the FDA has invited comments on the possibility of doing away with the deferral of MSM as blood donors altogether. In 2009, the FDA stated: “Men who have had sex with men since 1977 have an HIV prevalence 60x higher than the general pop, 800x higher than first time blood donors and 8000x higher than repeat blood donors.” These risks are enough to justify the previous lifetime deferral..


EXCLUSIVE: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation

Good News!! “IRS Commissioner Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation..The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Found on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and FTC. They charged the foundation is “lawless.”The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn..The lawmakers charged the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated..House Republicans singled out Laureate Education and Uranium One as two companies that seemed to have paid lavish sums to the Clintons and later received official government benefits.”





Week Ending 7/27

Jerusalem Temple Attack Shows Sickness At The Heart Of Islam | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

Two Palestinians with axes massacred 4 rabbis Tues as they prayed at a Jerusalem synagogue, and fellow Palestinians threw candy and danced with glee. Don’t tell us that it has nothing to do with Islam.Violating the sacred space of one of the world’s founding religions, the two cousins used guns, meat cleavers and axes in a barbaric rampage that left a floor full of bloody.. bodies. The victims included a beloved rabbi along with 3 others.. A policeman was also murdered, and 8 others were wounded.”..” The response from the White House was pure boilerplate, attributing the savagery to “tensions” between Israelis and Palestinians and equating it to every act of force instead of acknowledging it for the new low in terrorism it really was.”


Martin County’s Bad Attitude Toward Business Should Terrify Taxpayers

“Martin Co richly earns its reputation as the most business-unfriendly county in FL. Playing hardball and creating a hostile atmosphere for companies that show up to boost your economy has been going on for years.. “I bring this up now because Martin’s no-growth commission majority just pulled another fast one on a company, and frankly it defies all sense of logic. Doesn’t anybody down there in paradise think about the taxpayers? It’s not enough that Martin is still smarting over the loss of tax revenue from its algae-choked, $187 million marine and $118 million hospitality industries.Last week the commission chased out a biomass electric generating plant proposed for the Indiantown industrial area — an op that would have made it the 2nd largest taxpayer in the county.”


california wants to re write history |

CA wants to rewrite our history to make it all PC. What world am I living in-Orwell’s?”The CA Board of Ed is attempting to rewrite American history to eliminate our Judeo Christian Heritage. One 5th grade text change: “America was established by immigrants from all parts of the globe and governed by institutions founded on the Judeo-Christian heritage,” to instead say that the governing institutions were “influenced by a number of religions.” Christian educators are fighting back. But all Californians who value true American history should be speaking out against these egregious changes).A group of CA educators, school board members, and university professors is pushing back on proposed statewide curriculum revisions they say introduce “historical inaccuracies, censorship, and bias.”


Black voters matter

Must Read! “Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20% of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get 9/10’s of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.People who expected the election of Obama to lead to racial healing and a post-racial society failed to take account of the political reality that racial healing and a post-racial society would, at a minimum, reduce black voter turnout.Black votes matter to many politicians — more so than black lives. That is why such politicians must try to keep black voters fearful, angry and resentful. Racial harmony would be a political disaster for such politicians.”


JULIAN ASSANGE Slams “Corrupt” Hillary Clinton in First Interview Following Wikileaks DNC Email Release (VIDEO)

Must Read!! “Assange slammed ‘corrupt’ Hillary Clinton:..What does that mean for the Democratic Party? It is important for there to be examples of accountability. The resignation was an example of that. Now Hillary has tried to immediately produce a counter-example by putting out a statement, within hours, saying that Wasserman Schultz is a great friend, and she’s incorporating her into her campaign, she’s going to be pushing for her re-election to the Congress.So that’s a very interesting signaling by Hillary that if you act in a corrupt way that benefits Hillary, you will be taken care of… It’s a signal to Hillary partisans to keep on going on, you’ll be taken care of. But it’s a very destructive signal for a future presidency, because it’s expanding the Overton window of corruption.”


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Driven Out of Chaotic Florida Democratic Breakfast

Not a good sign for her reelection bid!! “Wasserman Schultz was forcibly driven out of her own state delegation’s breakfast Monday amid vocal and unwieldy protests by Sanders’ supporters.Schultz, who announced Sunday she would resign her chairmanship after emails showed top staffers at the DNC worked to undermine Sanders’ primary campaign, attempted to talk over a chorus of heckles and boos at a downtown hotel hosting the FL Democratic Party.But the FL congresswoman, who faces a newly emboldened primary challenge in her home state, could barely be heard over the ruckus. As soon as she took the stage, attendees donning Sanders shirts and holding signs that read “Email” began to disrupt her remarks. The delegation breakfast, normally a calm, sleepy, mundane affair, devolved into outright chaos.”


DNC disarray is the foreshadowing of a Clinton administration

What a Read-spot on!!”You won’t need an astrologer to see the future if Hillary becomes president. You can just take the anger, backstabbing and blame-gaming at the DNC and repeat — for four years.Another email scandal, another FBI investigation, all laced with wild conspiracy theories about Russian hackers helping Trump and with a victim card always at the ready. Hillary played one early, telling “60 Minutes” that she’s widely distrusted only because lots and lots of bad people say untrue things about her.Where to begin with that one?Ah, it’s the Clintons, and only the details are new, everything else is the same old, same old. She still sees a vast right wing conspiracy, and now there’s also a conspiracy on the left that’s out to get her, too.”


Persons of interest identified in Ft. Myers nightclub shooting

“3 people taken into custody shortly after a mass shooting at a FL nightclub were identified late Monday. Derrick Church, 19, Demetrius O’Neal, 19, and Tajze Battle, 22, were booked into Lee Co Jail on Tues morning. They were identified as persons of interest soon after a shooting that left two dead and 17 wounded.They were taken into custody near the shooting scene, after officers responded to a call about two suspicious vehicles around 1 a.m. The occupants of the vehicles appeared to be helping an injured person out of one of the cars, according to police. A Ft Myers Police Dept officer saw one of the cars, driving out of the parking lot and attempted to pull it over, but the car fled. As the pursuit ended soon after, two suspects fled the vehicle, which authorities say then accelerated toward a deputy.”


Benghazi report offers answers to Hillary’s ‘What does it matter?’

Must Read!”The 800-page report prepared by the Benghazi Committee offers an exhaustive account of the Obama administration’s narrative that it was an amateurish anti-Muslim video that sparked the fatal attack in Libya that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The report, which came as a result of 2 years of investigation and committee hearings, offers evidence that it was Ben Rhodes, and Obama’s senior advisor Plouffe, who provided this narrative to Amb. Susan Rice…The Obama administration was utterly unprepared when terrorists struck on September 11, 2012. In addition, political considerations overrode the need for a swift military response. Instead of blaming ISIS terrorism, the administration sought to shift the blame to the critics of ISIS terrorism.”


trump: America education is a failure |

Great Plan for our Children’s education-Local Control!! “Trump, the Republican nominee for President believes that American government spends way too much and kids are learning way too little. He believes students are not taught history and civics, and he thinks Common Core is a disaster. His opinions are supported by the facts. All of the leading indicators say America is falling father behind the rest of the world and yet spending more. U.S. History, when it is taught, has become a catalog of American wrong doing. Trump offers his plan for Education…We’re going to be cutting tremendous amounts of money and waste and fraud and abuse. But, no, I’m not cutting services, but I am cutting spending.But I may cut Dept of Education– Common Core is a very bad thing. I think that it should be local education.”


HERE IT IS=> Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks DNC Document Dump

This will take hours to get through all the reading-but I am sure it will be worth it!! “On Friday Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of DNC officials.The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement. The documents reveal the party’s hidden ties with the liberal media. The emails reveal the heights of dishonesty of the party infrastructure.Now there is a list of a few of the most shocking emails released by Wikileaks.The list was compiled thanks to the work of Reddit Bernie supporters and Trump supporters:”


Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments

Pay for Play!! “DNC documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions.The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm told The Daily Caller.“That is unethical, if not illegal.”


Why Obama’s half-brother says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump

Interesting article! “Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Trump.“I like Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.The last straw, he said, came earlier this month when Comey recommended not prosecuting Hillary over her use of a private e-mail servers while sec of state.“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” said Obama.He’s also annoyed that Clinton and Obama killed Libyan leader Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.”


Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments

Follow the Money!! “A number of Hillary’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities., Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception..Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s campaign, is a top bundler for Hillary for America. Podesta has bundled $267,835 in contributions to date. Podesta was hired to work on behalf of Saudi interests.Saudi Arabia has built an extensive lobbying and PR presence in the US. It has also supplied the Clinton Foundation with millions. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million to the found while Friends of Saudi Arabia has contributed between $1 and $5 million.”


Global Temperatures Are Mostly Fake

“NOAA claims global temperatures are the hottest ever, based on some rather spectacular junk science. NOAA doesn’t actually have any temperature data over most of the land surface.They never had any data from most of the southern hemisphere.And they made up much of their southern hemisphere ocean data.The US has NOAA’s best data, and almost half it is also fake.”