Free Trade versus “Free Trade”, by Peter G. Klein


There’s a huge difference between actual free trade and “free trade” agreement and multinational organizations supposedly devoted to “free trade.” From Peter G. Klein at

NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and strength,” and called for continued global engagement by US companies and consumers. But he revealed, perhaps inadvertently, what political actors mean by “free trade.”

Specifically, Gardner expressed great skepticism towards the prospect of the US striking a bilateral free-trade deal with the UK, supposedly one of Trump’s top objectives in his upcoming meeting with new Prime Minister Theresa May. Free-trade agreements are complex, Gardner informed us, and negotiating one will be neither easy nor quick.

Why? To economists, free trade means the absence…

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Trump Administration’s Pro-Life Statement: Conway at March for Life

What Did You Say?

waving flagAuthored by Elizabeth M. Economou | Updated 25 Jan 2017 at 3:14 PM

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The highest-ranking woman in President Trump’s administration, Kellyanne Conway, will defend the sanctity of life and rally against abortion at the 43rd Annual March for Life — the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration — in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 27.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke about the administration’s involvement in the March for Life. “I know Kellyanne [Conway] is going to attend the event,” Spicer said in the second official White House press conference. “I think we’re still working through the details, but we’ll have further information about the president’s potential participation in that.”

Unrestricted abortion access was a key theme on which Hillary Clinton and her running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine campaigned during the 2016 bid for the White House — and under the Trump administration the…

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One Nation Under our TRUE GOD the FATHER!!


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kahstarofdavidtinyPlease Pray for Israel and our Christian Earth and USAstarofdavidtinykah

( Psalms 33:12 KJV ) “Blessed is  the Nation whose GOD is  the LORD; and the people whom  He hath Chosen for His Own Inheritance.”!! 

( Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise HIM, all ye people. For HIS Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Praise Ye the LORD HIS HOLY NAME!!

( II Chronicles 7:14 KJV ) “If My people, which are called by My Name, shall Humble themselves, and Pray, and Seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”!!

Genesis 12:2-3 KJV ) “And I will make of thee a great Nation, and I Will Bless thee, and make thy name…

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She Said That? 1/21/17


From Peggy Noonan, on President Trump’s Inaugural speech, “President Trump Declares Independence,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/20/17:

I was more moved than I expected. Then more startled.

The old forms and traditions, the bands and bunting, endured. I thought, as I watched the inauguration: It continues. There were pomp and splendor, happy, cheering crowds; and for all the confounding nature of the past 18 months, and all the trauma, it came as a reassurance to see us do what we do the way we do it. A friend in the Southwest, a longtime Trump supporter, emailed just before the swearing in: “I have been crying all morning.” From joy.

I found myself unexpectedly moved during the White House meeting of the Trumps and the Obamas, at the moment Melania Trump emerged from her car. She was beautiful, seemed so shy and game. There are many ways to show your respect…

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Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction

Dr. Robert Owens Chronicles the History of the Future

Not too long ago I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War I thought it was time.  I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years.

I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book.  Typically I will rise at about four in the morning and write for twelve hours, sleep and repeat until done.  Building on the years of pre-writing and research that precedes the first chapter I often stay in continuous Writing Mode for weeks at a time.

This process has led to the completion of a dozen published books and several more that are currently working their way through the publication pipeline.  In my…

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8 Reasons Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed

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H/T The Daily Signal.

The name Obamacare is reason enough for me to repeal it.

As the debate over repealing Obamacare intensifies, it’s important to remember the law’s most glaring failures.

Here are eight:

1) Costs

Despite repeated promises of premium reductions, Obamacare has delivered major increases.

In the employer-sponsored market, costs continue to increase. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, average family premiums for employer-sponsored plans have increased almost 32 percent from 2010-2016.

In the individual market, where the bulk of Obamacare’s new rules and regulations have taken effect, the average nationwide premium increase has been 99 percent for individuals and 140 percent for families from 2013-2017, according to an eHealth report.

Deductibles keep rising, too, especially for Obamacare exchange plans. According to an analysis by HealthPocket, the average deductible for a bronze plan in 2017 is $6,092 for an individual and $12,383 for a family. The…

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Compilation of hero cops already arrested in 2017 : Year Off to a great start

None for NC VA or AZ – several in Florida and Georgia and Pennsylvania

Ever wonder why your heart races when Cherries pop up in your rear view? It’s just a speeding ticket right?    Or maybe you don’t entirely trust the man with the hand cuffs and gun who …

Source: Compilation of hero cops already arrested in 2017 : Year Off to a great start

North Carolina unemployment rate rises past 5% mark in December #CooperEffect

The North Carolina jobless rate rose in December to its highest point in several months, according to employment figures released Tuesday by the state’s commerce department.

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate increased month-over-month by a slight 0.1% to reach 5.1% in December. While that’s lower than the state’s 5.6% rate in December 2015, it remains above the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.7%.

Source: North Carolina unemployment rate rises past 5% mark in December – Greensboro – Triad Business Journal