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Black LIES matter….or do they?

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Two Constitutional Outrages

This is not only unconstitutional but un-American as well.
These people, or so called, are cowards and possess a monstrous demeanor!
They will be responsible for the destruction of America! The fools!

However; black LIES matter…

Please read this article.

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God bless Donald Trump.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Ephesians 6:10-18

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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Put on the full armor of God,
so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,
BUT AGAINST THE RULERS,
AGAINST THE POWERS,
AGAINST THE WORLD FORCES OF DARKNESS,
AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.

Therefore, take up the full armor of God,
so that you will be able to resist in the evil day,
and having done everything, to stand firm.
Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth,
and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith
with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit,
and with this in view,
be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.”

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A PARABLE – THE TRAIN OF JOY AND LAUGHTER | lightgateblogger

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Once upon a time, in the misty past of yesteryear but still true today, there was a young man walking down an Interstate Highway 666. A man appeared before him and pointed to a sign that had just been passed by.

“And who are you?” asked the old stranger. He had a long white beard. He was slim and tall. He had bright but piercing eyes, which searched the young man’s face. “I perceive you are truly looking for something from your heart. Am I right?”

“My name is Anyone, I am looking for the highway of truth, I cannot seem to find it, for there is so much clutter and confusion, and so many voices, all saying they have the truth, but I know somehow they are all lying to me and to themselves.” He paused. “But I have this book, called the Bible, and it says that if I would search for this truth, I would find it, but I know not where to turn…”

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Read original here: https://lightgateblogger.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/a-parable-the-train-of-joy-and-laughter/

Donald Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII”

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Flashback: Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII

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Kristinn Taylor
January 30, 2016 8:28

A meme was started by Trump antagonists incertain conservative circles that Donald Trumpdoes next to nothing to help veterans. It turns out Trump has been generous with veterans over the past decades–all it takes is a little more research than those with an ax to grind seem willing to do.

Donald Trump with wife Melania and sons Eric and Donald, Jr. Trump holds the Phelps Award as 2008 Honoree of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.

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UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with ‘saving’ the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II.

Police estimated 500,000 people attended the largest military parade ever held in New York. Organizers, who placed the turnout at closer to a million, said the parade would not have been a success if it hadn’t been for real estate developer Donald Trump, who contributed $200,000 and raised another $300,000.

“Donald Trump saved the parade,” said parade director Tom Fox, himself a Vietnam veteran. “We had asked for donations from 200 corporations, and none of them came through,” he said.

“This donation is the single most important thing I’ve ever done,” said a beaming Trump. “This is more important than all of my buildings and my casinos. This is my way of saying thank you to all the men an women in the armed services who have made it possible for me to become a success. Without them freedom and liberty would be gone.”

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From the New York Times in 1995, another report that mentions how Trump came to the aid of the parade when the organizers had less than two dollars for the parade.

Nonetheless, from the beginning, this year’s organizers have skated on thin financial ice, government approvals have been slow and lining up things like Sherman tanks and marching bands has been difficult. “There has been a constant awareness everything could fall apart at any time,” Mr. Fox said.

Organizers received no contributions from the 200 corporations they asked, among them military contractors to whom they presented documentation of profits made on weapons used in World War II.

“Zippo, dada, zilch,” Mr. Fox said. “Nothing from Northrup, United Technologies, none of them. To me, it’s a sin.”

By mid-August, organizers had a bank account of exactly $1.21. A request to airlines to donate blankets for aging veterans was turned down because logos might not be visible on television. Then Donald Trump, a nonveteran, agreed to throw in $200,000 as well as raise money from his friends, in exchange for being named grand marshal.

Since then, money has come in, though not enough to meet the original budget, which was reduced from $2.9 million to $2.4 million. Fireworks were just one of many cuts.

A 1995 video report archived by Getty Imagesfeatures Trump speaking about the parade.

“The fact is you have a group of people that has been so tremendous for this country and they’ve been forgotten. And I think that tomorrow they’re going to be remembered.”

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This was not Trump’s first time supporting the New York Veterans Day Parade. In 1987 Trump gave $1 million to help the parade when it was in transition, according to a history of the paradereported by Business Insider in 2013.

Then, in 1987, The American Legion decided to stop producing New York’s Veterans Day parade, in part, (Vince) McGowan said, because of the controversy surrounding gay veterans who wanted to participate.

And so the UWVC took the helm. McGowan described those days as “25 guys with a snare drum marching down 5th Avenue.”

But soon the UWVC, and the New York Veterans Day parade began to grow, in part because of a $1 million matching donation from Donald Trump, and the parade began to grow.

Trump tweeted the article last summer.

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This wasn’t the only veterans project Trump was involved with in New York. In the 1980s, Trump gave $1 million to help fund the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza located in Lower Manhattan, reported the New York Timesin 1985.

The centerpiece of the commission’s effort is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a glass-block wall, 70 feet long and 16 feet high, which is etched with excerpts from 83 letters – including Sergeant Calamia’s – that were written by or to the soldiers who served in America’s most unpopular war.

”It’s not just brick and mortar,” said Donald Trump, the real-estate executive who donated $1 million of the $2.5 million raised by the commission, which is also charged with financing programs for unemployed local veterans. ”It’s very much a living monument.”

”I was a very strong opponent of the Vietnam War,” he said, ”but I also recognized that the people who went to fight were great Americans. I always thought they got a bad shake in life and never got their just recognition.”

Trump spoke last month about his ‘guilt’ over not serving and how it motivated his efforts, reported ABC Radio.

Trump turned reflective as he mentioned the Vietnam War. “I love the country. I’ve seen what it can do,” he said. “I didn’t serve. I haven’t served. And frankly I had deferments because of college, like a lot of people did…I always felt a little bit guilty.” He also cited a high draft number and “a foot thing” for not being drafted.

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That guilt continued to gnaw at him, he said, prompting him to donate money to build the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in New York, “as a way of making up,” and eventually to run for president. Trump contributed $1 million in matching funds to build the memorial in 1983.

Trump was honored in 2008 for his role in the helping the memorial come into being.

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Donald J. Trump – Chairman & President, The Trump Organization
In 1982 Donald J. Trump was named as Co-Chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, established by Mayor Edward I. Koch. Their mission was to raise the necessary funds in order to build a memorial in honor of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, and to create a counseling and employment program for veterans. The commission raised in excess of three million dollars. It was Donald Trump’s challenge to the City of New York, and his personal contribution of one million dollars, that was instrumental in the completion of this project.

Last summer Vince McGowan spoke up for Trump about the numerous ways he has helped veterans when Trump was under attack for his remarks about John McCain, ABC News reported.

With all the fire coming at Donald Trump since his comments this weekend against Sen. John McCain – one of the leaders of New York’s Vietnam Veterans Plaza tells ABC News Trump “has not been a bad guy to us.”

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Vincent McGowan, who has been with the organization since its inception in 1983 and currently sits on its board, says that if it wasn’t for Trump, the project in lower Manhattan would have never happened.

McGowan says the property downtown was gifted to the veterans by the Koch administration but they had no money. Trump committed $1M in a matching fund and they “couldn’t have built it without him.”

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http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/veterans-group-makes-a-huge-announcement-about-donald-trump-john-mccain-controversy/

…McGowan confirmed his organization has turned to Trump several times over the years. In 1995, the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, the group asked for the Donald’s support for their parade. Trump gave the group $175,000 and allowed organizers to use his helicopter to get around the different parts of the city quickly. “He’s like a guy from the corner who made out well,” says McGowan who added the organization honored Trump in 2005 as their Friend of the Year.

McGowan recalled a particular experience a few years back, a staff sergeant had just retired after 10 years of service, wanted to see New York but was down on his luck. McGowan called Trump who gave the veteran a tour of Trump Tower, took him for lunch and then handed him a check for $10,000 to jump start his education.

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“When we need help, really at the bottom of the barrel, I don’t know where we would be without him,” said McGowan who still calls Trump whenever he needs him and looks forward to his annual Christmas card from the Donald. McGowan declined to say whether he was inclined to vote for Trump or whether he was supporting someone else at this time.

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Thursday night Trump held a rally for veterans in Des Moines, Iowa that raised over $6 million, including $1 million from Trump, that will be given to 22 veterans groups across the country.
Read original article here: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/01/flashback-trump-saved-ny-veterans-day-parade/

Ted Lies Just Another Mouthpiece

                 TED CRUZ ~ A Mouthpiece

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Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a “fundamentally unserious” U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up.

The Texas Republican attended just three of the panel’s sixteen public hearings so far this year, according to a POLITICO review of transcripts from full committee hearings. The average committee member attended 13 of the 16 hearings, and Cruz is the only one of the panel’s 26 members with an attendance rate way below 50 percent.

Cruz missed opportunities to cross-examine the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and was absent from a session on the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay — despite being a leading opponent of President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban commanders at Guantánamo for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The freshman senator Cruz also missed opportunities to cross-examine officials about the effects of across-the-board spending cuts on military readiness and the appropriate levels of compensation for the troops.

The three sessions Cruz did attend were Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s confirmation hearing; a discussion on global security challenges, featuring testimony from Henry Kissinger and other former secretaries of state; and a budget briefing with the leaders of the Army and Air Force. His aides list him as attending a fourth hearing, a March 3rd session on the Pentagon’s budget request for next fiscal year, but Cruz does not appear on the official transcript.

“For many members it is the only opportunity to learn what is going on, because they actually care, but also because there are not many briefings” as the committee leaders,  said in an interview. “It’s difficult to do everything, but these committee hearings — especially with top Pentagon officials — take top priority and are imperative to attend, if you’re serious about these issues.”

Ted Cruz “talks a lot,” a lot, about the  importance of these issues but doesn’t act on them. His empty words are a reflection of most politicians today and a reminder of what we don’t want in America any longer, for that’s what got us in the mess we’re in today. Empty promises from treasonous politicians who have sold their souls and America for monetary gain.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/ted-cruz-2016-armed-services-committee-attendance-116522#ixzz41caYZeA0

US GOVERNMENT OVER STEPPING THEIR BOUNDARIES

US GOV’T CAN’T FORCE APPLE TO UNLOCK IPHONE IN DRUG CASE – NY JUDGE – http://wp.me/p5Ofjn-BY

The US Justice Department does not have the authority to force Apple to unlock an iPhone involved in a Brooklyn drug case and hand the data over to the FBI, a New York judge ruled Monday.

In this case, the FBI was applying the same 18th century legislation that it argues must compel Apple to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre.

“The government has failed to establish” that the All Writs Act of 1798 permits it to make Apple provide access to data stored on a locked iPhone,” US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein wrote in the ruling. He also stated that if the AWA does allow the FBI to make such an order, “discretionary factors” in the case compelled him to reject the motion.

In July of 2015, federal authorities looked to obtain a warrant to search an iPhone belonging to Jun Feng, a New Yorker charged with conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine. However, Judge Orenstein gave Apple the chance to contest the government’s argument that it had the power to force the company to unlock the mobile device, and he ultimately decided that law enforcement’s argument wasn’t good enough to place the burden of unlocking the phone on Apple.

While the drug case that Orenstein ruled on is unrelated to the San Bernardino one, it’s nevertheless a significant victory for Apple as it continues to argue that it cannot be forced by law enforcement to create a “back door” into encrypted devices.

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