Yellowstone Earthquakes Increase in Number

Yellowstone is stirring. I’m not saying it’s about to erupt but over the last month we’ve seen an uptick – over 100 – in the number of small earthquakes in and around the caldera, and over 60 in the last week alone, which appear clustered in a small area.

That’s what an earthquake swarm looks like (left, last 6 days, right, last 30 days):yellowstone1yellowstone2

What’s an earthquake swarm? Geologists look at them as signs of magma movement – molten rock that shifts its position underneath dormant volcanoes either to recharge an existing magma chamber or as a prelude to eruption. And if that’s that’s what’s happening under Yellowstone, watch out because this is a super volcano.

If Yellowstone erupts, it would change life as we know it in this country and across the world. Think mass starvation, nuclear winter, etc. By the way I’m a geologist but this doesn’t mean you should listen to me because I haven’t used my geology degree in decades. Still I know this: if Yellowstone pops, lots of people in this area will die:


Just keep an eye out for news from the USGS to see if they mention anything going on underneath America’s supervolcano. In the meantime, you can play with the Yellowstone monitoring data here.

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Democrats Try to Intimidate Debate Moderators

bigotWe no longer have a free press. We have a left-wing, state-run press, beholden to Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party, and right now this propaganda machine is “working the refs” by intimidating debate moderators.

Just look what Dems did to Matt Lauer after the “Commander in Chief” forum, even though Matt was far more tough on Donald Trump than Clinton.  In fact, Lauer hammered Trump with twice as many questions. Still the left went full apoplectic after Matt dared ask about emails – not to mention the veteran who asked why she wasn’t in jail. Just look at some of these tweets…

Which brings us to the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan.

Sully isn’t as bad as Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (Baghdad Bob) but she is on par with Axis Sally and is a very special kind of #left wing propagandist. In the WaPo’s style section, Sully insists that Trump is going to lie at the upcoming debates and that it’s up to moderators like Anderson Cooper, Lester Holt, and Martha Raddatz to stop him. MID-DEBATE. Sully actually argues that the moderators should actively engage in hammering the Republican nominee as if they were part of the presidential election process, effectively making Trump debate not just Clinton, but also a panel of her three allies. Not once – NOT ONE TIME – in her article does Sully mention that Clinton should be truth checked.

The fact is this: CNN accused Donald Trump of “working the refs” by suggesting debate moderators won’t be fair and are supportive of sick Hillary Clinton. Pot, meet kettle because, in fact, it’s Democrats working the refs. The left made sure to destroy and publicly humiliate Matt Lauer on social media and in the press, and now Sully/WaPo is making sure that everyone got and understood the message: the media works for the Democrat Party and better get in line.

Oh and Anderson Cooper, Matt Lauer, and Martha Raddatz: we’ll be watching you. Be sure that if you pull a Candy Crowley, you will never get a good viewer rating again (if you ever have), and your twitter feeds, facebook pages, etc., will be filled with visits from us (the Trump Train).

To finish, here’s disgraced Candy Crowley lying for her boss, Obama – an oldy but a goody.

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A Message to New Mexico, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, et al.: VOTE TRUMP

Listen up, all of you in states listed above (in title):  #Trump has all the delegates. #Trump has all the momentum. #Trump will be the nominee. And #Trump will beat Hillary. So if you don’t vote #Trump, you’re voting for nothing; New York just finished the game for Ted Cruz, and Trump killed John Kasich’s chances long ago. There is no mathematical pathway for them to win the presidential nomination. None.

You may trumpbe thinking “but I genuinely feel 100% for Cruz.” So what? This is politics, not a drum circle where expressing your feelings is oh-so-important; save your primal screams and ideological voting for someone else. Continuing to vote for either of these candidates only helps the GOP in its suicide mission to tear the party apart. There’s also another option: if you want to protest, don’t vote in the upcoming primaries. Skip your state’s primary and blog about how you’re not voting because you wanted Kasich or Cruz, and just can’t vote for Trump. Abstention has always been a legitimate way to protest.

It’s time to grow up and use your brain, not your heart: vote Trump, abstain, or participate in the destruction of the GOP. Your choice. (And as always, if you enjoy military science fiction, buy my books here: Amazon)


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Say No to Freetrade for South Carolina – It Isn’t Free

Ask anyone about manufacturing jobs in America and you get pretty much the same response: there are none. Manufacturing in the US has been in decline since the late 1970s, with brief periods of recovery, usually followed by a steep return to the downward trend. And Remember NAFTA? If you do, then you recall that the Clintons swore up and down that it would bring jobs to all of America. “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement” – Bill Clinton.

NAFTA didn’t mean jobs. In fact manufacturing stagnated for the next 6 years until Clinton convinced us to approve what really put the final spike into US manufacturing: chart5admitting China into the World Trade Organization. Clinton and Republicans argued that “Free trade” with Beijing was what we really needed. But just look at this chart. That steep dip in 2001 is the same time China gained access to the WTO, and the same time they began taking US factories. At this point it would be easy to shake your fist at corporations and lay the fault at their feet, but don’t; we share some of the blame, because who doesn’t like cheap shoes? Here are some of the benefits China offered to anyone willing to hand over manufacturing into their loving hands:

  1. Cheap, Slave labor – China has prisoners produce some goods for export; if a prisoner doesn’t meet quota, he/she doesn’t eat.
  2. Currency manipulation – by artificially keeping the yuan low compared to the dollar, Chinese manufacturers effectively get a massive state-sponsored subsidy and US purchasers get a massive discount in price.
  3. No or lax environmental laws in China results in further cost reductions.
  4. Low wages in China and with them, you guessed it: lower costs.

Slave-Like Conditions

The New York Times penned a stunning report on what it’s like to work at an Apple factory in China: “Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight. A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.” How can SC workers compete with that.

That’s almost slavery.

And offering this kind of environment to a globalist corporation is like waving a syringe of heroin in front of a junkie – not to mention US consumers! We’ve all seen those low, low prices at Wal Mart and we’ve all benefited from them.  Let’s be honest. If you’re a corporation and suddenly your competition moves its plants to China and is now selling products for 50% the cost you as a CEO have only two choices: move your factories to China too, or close shop.

Again: how are SC workers supposed to compete with a country that enslaves its own people? They can’t. Why do we allow Trade with China if this is their idea of human rights? We shouldn’t.

And we haven’t even mentioned that China steals all our technology!

South Carolina Republicans Want to “Help” Again. This Time It’s Called the TPP.

And despite these problems, and all the evidence for free trade having destroyed SC’s manufacturing economy, another wave is about to hit. We should be wary of new government efforts to force free trade on us, which is exactly what our Republican representatives are doing – ALL OF THEM. This new round is called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP.  But let’s get one thing established before diving into the details of this new trade deal.

Whenever someone says “free trade,” stop them and point out that it’s not free trade, its advantaged trade. Who does it advantage and how? Easy – check out these points and ask yourself if something doesn’t look fishy:

  1. It makes manufacturing cheaper, increasing corporate profits so that people with stock get an advantage (advantage to rich folk).
  2. When profits go up, lead executives get big bonuses, giving them an advantage (advantage to rich folk).
  3. It benefits the country taking the factories because now it can give people jobs, steal technologies, and officials who made the deal sometimes (often? always?) get massive cash infusions (advantage foreign governments and advantage to rich folk).
  4. And let’s not forget: US Consumers benefit by getting lower cost products (advantage to us poor folk).
  5. But it helps US politicians the most; corporate lobbyists on K street make sure that politicians’ pockets are lined with campaign contributions, perks, and everything under the sun; this is why politicians LOVE free trade (Advantage SC Politicians).

Of course none of this is “free” to the American worker, who is at a major disadvantage. Next thing they know, they’ve lost their factory job and can’t afford to buy anything – not even the crap sold at WalMart.







#TPP, #TPA, #lindseygraham, #treygowdy, #timscott, #joewilson, #tomrice, #marksanford, #freetrade, #jobs, #southcarolina, #SC, #jobless, #factory, #manufacturing, #trade, #nafta, #wto, #china, #slavelabor, #slavery, #globalists, #globalism, #nationalism, #usa, #america, #patriots

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Tell South Carolina Politicians No to TPP – We Want to Keep Our Jobs

The Dangers of the TPP

There is nothing good in the TPP for the American worker. I wish there was. And dangers or negatives listed below are the most obvious ones so this is hardly a comprehensive list; do your own research. Start by reading this blog post as a short background on Freetrade and then go read, read, read. Or YouTube. Educate yourself. But the bottom line is this: the TPP will force the few US companies still manufacturing in America to consider moving operations overseas, while it strips Congress of its ability to defend US Sovereignty. The middle class will be crushed. Like that Boeing Plant in Charleston? How long before it shuts down and moves overseas? Same for Bridgestone in Aiken, BMW in Spartanburg, etc.

Here are some facts about the #TPP and an illustration of how SC Republicans sold us out:

  1. Thanks to our SC representatives, as of June 2015, the TPP became almost impossible to stop. Our reps sided with Obama and voted to give him “fast track” authority. This allows Obama to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote without amendments. Negotiators (i.e., corporate lobbyists and globalists) have said that process (fast track) is crucial to completing the 12-nation trade deal with countries around the Pacific Ocean. What does this really mean? It is now impossible for Congress to amend the TPP, and virtually impossible for them to stop it.
  1. US job losses are predicted to increase. Accochart5rding to Sen. Jeff Sessions, ” thousands of loyal Americans have been laid off and forced to train the foreign workers brought in to fill their jobs—at Disney, at Southern California Edison, across the country. Does Washington rush to their defense? No, the politicians and the lobbyists rush to move legislation that would double or triple the very program responsible for replacing them.”
  1. Negotiation of the treaty is secret. We don’t even know everything that’s in it! Members of Congress must view the text in a basement room of the Capitol and cannot take notes. I have no idea if any SC representatives took the time to glance at the treaty.
  1. Corporations have had greater access to the treaty and were allowed to examine it even before Congress or the public! A list of 605 is here.

SC Representatives Sold Us Out; What Can You do?

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford, Trey Gowdy and Joe Wilson – they all voted to fast track TPP and make it easier for Obama to pass. Despite all the mill closings that we’ve experienced since 2000 (see picture, right), these men decided to millignore the will of the people and go with the K-street lobbyists, allowing Obama to have almost total control of the TPP. Only up or down votes are allowed from now on – no amendments! This is a bill written by global corporations, for global corporations, and our representatives effectively just shrugged and said “screw the people.”

We can screw back.

All these men – with the exception of Graham – have primaries in June 2016 for their re-election. Call them now!!! Write them a letter. Set up a meeting to yell at them. Email them. All their contact info is below, but I’ll give you some advice: a phonecall is better than a letter, and a letter is better than an email. These men are sacrificing our families, our lives, our jobs so that they can appease corporations and maybe hang on to their job a little longer; let’s take it from them. If they won’t work for the people, then vote them out. At the very bottom are the contact information for people running against these corrupt incumbents. Take a look and get involved.

Now get to work.

Contact Information for SC Reps Who Approved TPP Fast Track:

Congressman Joe Wilson, 2nd District SC
2229 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: (202) 225-2452
fax: (202) 225-2455

Congressman Tom Rice, 7th District SC
223 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9895
Fax: (202) 225-9690

Congressman Trey Gowdy, 4th District SC
1404 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177

Congressman Mark Sanford, 1st District SC
2201 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4001
Phone: (202) 225-3176

Senator Lindsey Graham
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808

Senator Tim Scott
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6121, Toll Free: (855) 425-6324
Fax: (202) 228-5143

My Favorite Anti-Incumbent Candidates (Not necessarily anti-freetrade – still researching that!)

Jenny Horne (running against Mark Sanford)

Chris Fedalei (Democrat running against Trey Gowdy; I know, he’s a democrat. But if your primary goal is for jobs to stay in the US, this is your best chance for now)

More to come…

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Another Hollow GOPe Claim: Colorado Primaries Were Fair

Update (18 April 2016): In 2015 Colorado Republicans crushed a bill, which would have given CO voters the ability to chose their candidate – not the GOP. Cruz supporters in State Congress killed it. Some of these men are now CO delegates to the National GOP Convention in Cleveland.

Original post from 14 April 2016:

Last Saturday, the Colorado GOP’s plans to disenfranchise its Republican voters succeeded.  Kind of. It succeeded in that a strategy to put Cruz loyalists in every delegate seat went off as planned. But the Donald didn’t  sit back and take it up the you-know-what; subsequent speeches from Trump sounded like calls to revolution – that the people’s will was being ignored and their votes stolen.

And oh what a response he got.

Reince Preibus and Bill Kristol (and basically every establishment hack bowing and dancing for globalist K-street) hate Donald Trump’s complaints about the Colorado Primary process. After all, deception and theft are dark creatures, which cringe whenever they encounter the light of truth. And their response is almost funny; GOPe lickspittles insist Ted Cruz plays fair – he follows the rules. So let’s have fun! Let’s go through some of the GOP statements/arguments and follow with rebuttals.

  • The GOP rules were changed in August and Trump should have complained back then!!!

Why? Nobody in August 2015 dreamed the GOP would align against the Donald and attempt to stack delegate seats. After all, the GOP is the people’s party, right? It’s the “big tent,” filled with those who LOVE the constitution, freedom, and the vote. It would not surprise me if Trump’s camp assumed this: Lincoln’s party would NEVER adopt/support a rule change intended to thwart the voter.

Others did complain in August, because the rule change took place in a dark room with only 24 party bosses; COMPLAINING BACK IN 2015 ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING. The former CO GOP chair, Dick Wadhams called for the Party to “allow Colorado Republicans to have a strong influence on who we nominate to be the next president of the United States.” This was the type of response he got (emphasis mine): “if I wanted to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention, then I would want to support whomever I WANTED to support for President. If you would prefer some type of BINDING straw poll, then you are welcome to that opinion, but then we would disagree on that point.” Translation: we, the CO GOP, have a motto: “fuck the voters; we rule the masses.” Too bad this wasn’t clear back in August 2015, but it has the same kind of echo as this guy, who argued the party chooses the candidate, not the people.

Lastly, complaining in August 2015 would not have changed a fundamental fact: rank and file CO Republicans no longer have a say in who becomes the Party’s candidate. Time has no influence on whether this change disenfranchised voters or not.

  • “What Ted Cruz did in Colorado isn’t cheating, it’s called winning.” (Rush Limbaugh)

The infamous tweet: colorado-gop-tweet_1460316871924_35912235_ver1.0_640_480

The resolution to forbid CO delegates from voting Trump.

Trump Delegate turned away because he missed one meeting.

CO GOP delegates get 10 seconds to prove themselves.

Sorry, Rush. The above looks like cheating to me – and to GOP voters who plan a march on CO Republican HQ tomorrow.

  • The Primary Process Actually Favors Trump

This is a strawman – the discussion is about the CO Primary – not the Primaries in general.

  • The GOPe isn’t colluding against Trump; he’s just whining

Like C, above, this isn’t exactly what we’re discussing but it’s at least partially on point so I’ll address it.

Remember the #nevertrump tweet from the CO GOP? Reince Preibus allegedly stated he would NEVER turn over the RNC to Trump. Sounds a lot like #nevertrump.

One of MANY secret meetings between GOPe and their corporate overlords.

Remember that loser, Mitt Romney?

Last: THE ENTIRE ANTI-TRUMP PORTION OF THE GOP HAS ORGANIZED TO DENY TRUMP THE NOMINATION. This is why they help Cruz, and why they want Kasich to stay in.

To summarize: Rush, you must live on a different planet than the rest of us; maybe you’re in the DC bubble too, despite living in FL? That’s all for now – there may be a part 2 to this, so stay tuned.

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News from the Election Front Lines: Globalization, Sex Scandal, and More…

Hey #Wisconsin and #WIPrimary: #Cruz Can’t Win.

Cruz Irregularities Raise the Question of Voter Fraud – Your Vote Might not Have Counted

Cruz Loves Him Some #Obamatrade, the #TPP, and #NAFTA – Superted-cruz-sex-scandalsize It

Your Vote for #Trump Was Just Stolen in LA (and in TN)

Cait anti-Cruz?

That Sex Scandal (#cruzsexscandal) – It Just Won’t Go Away…

…and It’s Beginning to Hurt #lusTED…

…Lifting Gag Order for The DC Madam’s Sealed Phone Records on Supreme Court Docket

Ted Cruz email Connected to Ashley Madison


 Weekly Standard Founder Confirms: Someone in Shadows Controls #GOP EstablishmSecret-Anti-Trump-Meetingent

This is How to Start a Civil War – GOP Establishment Doesn’t Care

GOP Laughing: Cruz Really Thinks He Can Win!

GOP Laughing: #WIPrimary Cruz Voters Don’t Understand that They’re Voting for Ryan


Trump: Rick Scott Wants #Revolution

Horror Scenario for the GOP: a Candidate Who Doesn’t Owe Anyonewinning

Trump Highlights What We All Know, but Wall Street Denies: Massive Recession Inbound

Media and Elites Align Against Trump

The Only Candidate with Anti-Drug Message

Pro-Trump Students Fear for Their Safety, Grades, #thechalkening


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South Carolina Went Overwhelmingly for Trump – Here’s Why

There are a few simple reasons why South Carolina went overwhelmingly for the Donald. Left wing glue snifffers will tell you it’s racism, but they either haven’t seen (or they refuse to acknowledge) the influx of minority support toward the Trump Train. Right wing “true conservatives” (i.e., the folks who believe Cruz is the second coming of Christ) claim it’s because the media gave Trump too much press coverage – that the media isn’t “fair.” Excuse me while I spit coffee and laugh at this. When has the main stream media ever been “fair?” It really pisses these people off that Trump didn’t just win South Carolina; he won SOUTH CAROLINA EVANGELICALS. “And dammit! These people were supposed to vote Cruz!” Wrong. Evangelicals in SC can see through Cruz’s smarmy facade and recognize that he’s just another version of the Bush family – albeit in a more abrasive package.

Want to know why we voted for him? Fine. Here’s my list, ranked in order of most important issue to SC voters, to least important. And if this list doesn’t agree with your polling data and/or you don’t live in South Carolina here’s my response: I live here. I breathe the air and talk with people. I’ve seen this up close and you can’t get a sense of the people’s desperation by making phone calls and hoping the people on the other end tell the truth. Here’s why SC went Trump:

  1. Trump’s anti-free trade, pro-fair trade message doesn’t just resonate in this state, it sends daily tremors of hope. South Carolina has historically been dependant on the textile industry for jobs, and in many small towns it was the sole source of employment. Just look at this picture. millSince China was admitted into the World Trade Organization and Congress forced lied signed us onto NAFTA, an already slow decline of the textile industry turned into a massive route; factories closed en masse and relocated to other countries, leaving SC decimated. Sure, Boeing and BMW placed plants here but these plants are in urban areas; they do nothing to help the rest of the state’s unemployed factory workers and the net job numbers are still at a massive loss. And let’s face reality: if BMW or Boeing decide they can get a better deal by relocating to Mexico, off they go. And they can – thanks to “Free Trade.” Just wait and see what the TPP does for us.
  2. Trump tells it like it is. I don’t think this needs more explanation. We’ve all heard his rants, and I think Milo Yiannopoulos put it best by calling it a cultural revolution. This state is on the verge of vomiting all over the PC crowd who try to control language, and the spoiled college kids who cry at the sight of “Trump 2016” in chalk. Please. He speaks off the cuff and gives you his real opinion – even to the point where he gets in trouble. This is especially evident where Trump refuses to fire his bencampaign manager because a precious snowflake of a reporter claims she got “bruised” during a press scrum. And Ben Shapiro: seriously dude; stop going on TV. You sound like a 12 year old whose testicles haven’t dropped. Trump shows us that words are just that: words. He doesn’t let anyone control his language and neither should we.
  3. SC believes in border security. We remember that part of the 9/11 Commission’s findings were a demand to secure the borders. It’s not racist to want a wall, and every time the loony left screams “racist” we just laugh and go clean our guns. SC voters understand that if we allow un-vetted refugees into our country, what happened in Brussels and Paris will start happening in New York, or Charleston. And our southern border is open. For shit’s sake: The Border Patrol just endorsed Donald Trump, SOMETHING WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED!
  4. Trump is the only real outsider. Cruz? Come on. This guy grew up with the Bush family and calls one of the Bush’s his ideological father – or something like that. His wife supported the concept of a North American Union!! Kasich? Yeah, nobody thinks Kasich is an outsider. Or Rubio, or Bush, etc. In fact, our Governor, Nikki Haley has seriously put her political future in jeopardy by supporting these people because it looks like she just gave the SC worker a massive middle finger. Gross miscalculation Madame Governor; if you had presidential hopes, don’t count on getting SC’s vote in future primaries.

To summarize: these are the things that matter most to the average South Carolina voter. This state is poor. Voters don’t give a shit about sticking to a conservative program that has screwed them over for decades, and they’re sick of being lied to by Haleychart, Graham, and the rest of the “you are idiots to vote Trump” crowd. We want our factories back and see leaving unfair trade deals like NAFTA as a logical step in restoring at least part of the American economy. And this brings me to my final point: the regular GOP candidates have betrayed SC for decades, so why not vote Trump? Maybe this last point is the most important of all.

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Save the A-10 Warthog

ISIS and other Islamists are guilty of shooting Muslims and Christians at mass graves. They behead them and put their heads on poles. They kidnap their children and put them into slavery. They rape children. This is all documented and is not myth, conspiracy, or a lie; this is “current history.” It’s really happening. And the A-10 is one of the few effective weapons that stands in their way and puts in them the fear of God.

But the Air Force wants to kill the A-10. DON’T LET THEM. Write your congressmen/women and let them know: they’ll lose your vote unless they protect the A-10 and its missions.



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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Worsens

I’ve just posted a video on YouTube about the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. This is what I do when researching an idea for a novel and come across something that is totally horrific, etc.

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