“IT’S ALL GONE!” – This corruption is worse than we thought | Redacted with Clayton Morris


Redacted News Published originally on Rumble on November 28, 2022

The Biden administration can’t find over 20 billion dollars it sent to Ukraine. And yet Republicans are ready to send more money to Ukraine. What are they thinking? Protests erupt again in Peru. China protests rage across the country over Covid lockdown restrictions which have gotten worse.

Joe Biden Asks Congress to Pass Legislation to Avert Railroad Strike


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 28, 2022 | Sundance 

All 12 railroad unions vote individually to ratify their contracts, unless congress intervenes and imposes a contract which forces all to abide.  The railroad unions representing a majority of the railroad workers remain in dispute with the currently proposed contract with no resolution in sight and a potential labor union strike looming on December 9th.

If one union within the collective group strikes, all of the unions — which represent more than 115,000 rail workers — would almost certainly join in solidarity, triggering an industry-wide freight rail work stoppage.

With the unions at an impasse over sick pay, Joe Biden has asked congress to intervene and impose a contract based on the terms of an earlier agreement.

(White House) –  I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown.
 
This agreement was approved by labor and management negotiators in September. On the day that it was announced, labor leaders, business leaders, and elected officials all hailed it as a fair resolution of the dispute between the hard-working men and women of the rail freight unions and the companies in that industry.
 
The deal provides a historic 24% pay raise for rail workers. It provides improved health care benefits. And it provides the ability of operating craft workers to take unscheduled leave for medical needs.  Since that time, the majority of the unions in the industry have voted to approve the deal.


 
During the ratification votes, the Secretaries of Labor, Agriculture, and Transportation have been in regular touch with labor leaders and management. They believe that there is no path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table and have recommended that we seek Congressional action.
 
Let me be clear: a rail shutdown would devastate our economy. Without freight rail, many U.S. industries would shut down. My economic advisors report that as many as 765,000 Americans – many union workers themselves – could be put out of work in the first two weeks alone. Communities could lose access to chemicals necessary to ensure clean drinking water. Farms and ranches across the country could be unable to feed their livestock.
 
As a proud pro-labor President, I am reluctant to override the ratification procedures and the views of those who voted against the agreement. But in this case – where the economic impact of a shutdown would hurt millions of other working people and families – I believe Congress must use its powers to adopt this deal.
 
Some in Congress want to modify the deal to either improve it for labor or for management. However well-intentioned, any changes would risk delay and a debilitating shutdown. The agreement was reached in good faith by both sides. (read more)

A national freight stoppage would be bad for the entire transportation sector.  Moving oil, coal, ethanol and derivatives needed for diesel transport would be almost impossible with a freight railroad shut down.  Congress has needed to intervene in this contract process several times before.

Nancy Pelosi released the following statement:

[…] “This week, the House will take up a bill adopting the Tentative Agreement – with no poison pills or changes to the negotiated terms – and send it to the Senate.  It is my hope that this necessary, strike-averting legislation will earn a strongly bipartisan vote, giving America’s families confidence in our commitment to protecting their financial futures.”

Twitter CEO Elon Musk Says He Will Publicly Reveal Twitter’s “Files on Free Speech,” and Implies Coordination with Government


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 28, 2022 | Sundance 

CTH has not visited the various Twitter stories recently, quite frankly because we are ambivalent to them.  It just seems illogical for Elon Musk to have purchased Twitter without any idea of what was happening inside Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop, the public-private partnership that structures the operations of the social media company known as Twitter.

That said, some interesting developments recently as media rail against the platform and organized ultra-leftist groups demand advertising boycotts.  Apparently, Apple and Android are threatening to remove the Twitter App and Mr. Musk is doubling down on exposing the matrix of how the U.S. government was working with Twitter toward controlling speech that was against their interests.

This tweet about releasing internal “files” on “speech suppression” follow on the heels of Mr. Musk noting that government involvement in the blocking of speech is very troubling.

It’s not a secret that FBI and U.S. Dept of Homeland Security offices were in partnership with Twitter. Much has been written about how DHS collaborated with the platform on the definitions and removals of material adverse to their interests.

When Musk uses the word “files” he is probably referencing a set of guidelines from the U.S. government to Twitter for content enforcement.

We see a lot of shocked faces around this as if people are only just discovering the issue.  The general ‘surprise‘ seems rather weird.

It is worth remembering when Twitter became a tool of the U.S. government.  It was back during the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’, specifically the events in Egypt, when members from the Obama administration first solicited Jack Dorsey (Twitter) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) for help.

The U.S. State Dept goal was to use these social media platforms as a way for citizens in Egypt and Libya to organize when the government was trying to put down protests.  President Obama wanted to assist the Muslim Brotherhood achieve the goal of removing Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Khaddaffi respectively.

Twitter and Facebook were instrumental in the organization of the protests which were then compromised by the more extreme political elements of political Islam from within the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The relationship between the government and social media grew from there.

While the middle east uprisings were essentially the Beta test, everything in the relationship between govt and those companies evolved toward domestic use in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Twitter and Facebook began promoting the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” nonsense that was created for national media consumption by the Black Lives Matter group.  … and from that moment the public-private partnership was off to the races.

Fast forward a decade, and yes, now DHS is focused on domestic extremism as the greatest public threat.  Again, controlling speech that runs counter to the interest of government is part of a continuum of the same relationship.

It will be interesting to see what’s in the files.

Mike Lindell Is Running for RNC Chair Position, Discusses Decision with Steve Bannon


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 28, 2022 | Sundance

CEO businessman Mike Lindell announced earlier today he is running for the position of Republican National Committee Chairman, a challenge to current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel who has stated her intention to run for reelection to the position.

Several current RNC members have announced their continued support for Mrs. McDaniel, including former RNC Chair Reince Priebus.  However, former Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin has also stated his interest in running for the position.

Mike Lindell explains to Steve Bannon his intent and purpose for entering the very important race.  {Direct Rumble LinkWATCH:

The election for the two-year RNC Chair will take place at the RNC winter meeting in California late January.

The winter meeting of the RNC is taking place January 25-27th, in Dana Point California at the Waldorf Astoria – Monarch Beach Resort.  There are 168 members who will be in attendance (3 from every state) along with various RNC and national Republican leadership.

In addition to the RNC chair election, this RNC corporate meeting and the votes by the members, will determine the Republican Club rules for the 2024 election cycle.  Rules on primary dates, sequence, apportionment of delegates, distribution of delegates, state sequencing, qualifications and much more.

The billionaire donor class and corporations who currently operate the financial mechanisms of the RNC have already expressed their intent moving forward is to remove the populist movement and realign the RNC with corporate objectives.  This chairmanship election is going to be pivotal for the future of the party.

Republican Thomas Massie Gives Voters Excellent Example of How and Why the Overton Window Moves


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 28, 2022 | Sundance

In a series of tweets today, Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie provides an excellent example of why and how government always grows.

The Overton Window is basically a catchphrase to explain a narrow spectrum of acceptable government policies at any given moment. As the nation evolves the window of what would be considered currently “acceptable’ moves.  In the example of the government continue to grow, the Overton Window constantly shifts toward leftist totalitarian objectives, bigger government.

The movement happens slowly – over time – but is never reversed.  Regardless of who controls power, the big government Overton Window always goes one way, one nudge at a time in one direction, toward bigger government.  People often ask, why does this continue to happen even after Republicans are elected?   Today, Thomas Massie accidentally gives us a perfect example of how and why.

When Democrats are in power, they do everything to maximize their power and minimize the influence of their Republican opposition.  However, when Republicans are in power, they do everything to minimize their power and maximize the power of their Democrat opposition, now in the minority.  Democrats in control, they maximize the Overton Window shift.  When Republicans are in power, they do nothing to pull it back – they actually do everything possible to maintain the shift.  LOOK:

Saul Alinsky wrote the rulebook for radical leftists saying, “force the opposition to play by their own rules.”  A seemingly abhorrent concept when the powered wig crowd of honorable constitutional republicans take control.

Sitting atop the high horse Massie explains how it is a matter of principle that Republicans should not use power.

We are in an abusive relationship with government.

Representatives like Thomas Massie likely have the best intention in mind, but the result is a constant loss of freedom in one direction.

The constitution was written as a document to be affirmed, executed and defended by honorable people.  The progressive movement uses the morality within the affirmation as a weapon.

In a similar way a kidnapper tells one of two victims, they will harm the other if they try to flee, radical leftists slowly kill us by manipulating our love of country and constitution.

We should no longer accept the baseline premise; instead, we should change the dynamic by killing the kidnapper.

Get off the high horse and fight Mr Massie.

There comes a time to ‘Fix Bayonets’!

Fight dirty.

Fight ruthlessly.

Fight to survive.

Fight like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah’s ark.

Fight to win.

Give your grandchildren the opportunity to remount the high horse and wax philosophically about the value of the constitution.

Then again, all of that only applies if you really believe the message…

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Twitter Naturally Suspended Me Before Musk


Armstrong Economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Nov 28, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Of course, Twitter naturally suspended my account for having the audacity to say that the COVID response was destroying the world economy by locking everyone down. That brain-dead decision created the disruption to the supply chain thereby creating the shortages that have set inflation in motion.

The central banks cannot possibly control inflation of this nature being shortages only amplified by the Russian sanctions. Raising rates will only add to the inflationary crisis further increasing the cost of capital reducing production even further.

I was suspended for political speech under the pretense of COVID.

It took at most 10 minutes for Musk’s team to UNLOCK my account. I just have to find the time now to start using it again – LOL.

Zelenskyy Asks for Another $55 Billion to Pay for Budget, Infrastructure, Government Expenses and Pensions of Ukraine


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 26, 2022 | Sundance 

Has anyone stopped to ask why the United States taxpayer is responsible for funding the government operations of Ukraine, to include the paychecks and pensions of Ukrainian government officials, or nah?

As Joe Biden and various Democrat and Republican leaders are gleefully willing to keep pushing U.S. taxpayer money into Ukraine, there does come a time when we have to start asking some questions about the disconnect in regard to the opinion of the American people.   Tucker Carlson noted this question last night.  WATCH:

Also, have you noticed a prominent Republican who has gone conveniently silent on this issue since he originally supported unlimited funding for Ukraine?  Yeah, Ron DeSantis, funny that.

Washington DC – […] The White House last week asked Congress for more than $37 billion in additional assistance for Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing invasion. And while some Republicans say they’re supportive of the amount, many more have been cautious to take a position just yet.

“It’s a lot of money. I think we’ll have to have an open discussion on it,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, said on Tuesday, shortly after the request was made public.

While there is broad support for Ukraine military assistance among Republicans in both chambers, there has also been resistance about other forms of aid and how it’s being accounted for.  (read more)