President Trump tweeted on October 23:
Big success on the Turkey/Syria Border. Safe Zone created! Ceasefire has held and combat missions have ended. Kurds are safe and have worked very nicely with us. Captured ISIS prisoners secured. I will be making a statement at 11:00 A.M. from the White House. Thank you!
Yes, friends, there is a ceasefire after a brief skirmish in the Middle East involving factions that have been warring for centuries. The ceasefire was negotiated by president Trump. Newsweek reported:
The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces has thanked President Donald Trump for organizing an initial ceasefire to halt a Turkish-led attack on majority-Kurdish forces across northeastern Syria, just as the U.S. leader signaled it was time for other powers to step in on Syria.
… As violence ravaged the region, the Trump administration arranged a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and produced a five-day ceasefire that would end the attack by Turkish forces and allied Syrian insurgents, and facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from a so-called “safe zone.”
Yet what did Bush and Obama do since 2003 when Bush entered into the disastrous Iraq war?
They set the Middle East on fire and let it burn to the ground over 13 years in Iraq and Syria.
And now that we have peacemaker Trump in the White House, warmongers Obama and Bush and their lackeys like Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Susan Rice and John Kerry are speaking out against Trump every minute of every day.
Millions of people in Iraq and Syria suffered under Bush and Obama. Entire cities were destroyed along with much of those nations’ infrastructure. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians died and were injured along with more than 6,000 US troop deaths. It has been utterly horrible.
President Trump is starting to pull our US troops out of the Middle East rather than fueling the fire of war and death He says that he is going to do the same in Afghanistan.
Who could oppose this?
Answer: The military and its corporate providers of weapons who are no longer earning all of the money that they were during the wars of Bush and Obama. And kicking back part of that money to Bush and Obama.
And remember that Trump obliterated a reported 30,000 ISIS fighters with air attacks, ending the ISIS war against Syria. In short Trump saved Syria from total destruction which is another feather in his peacemaker cap.
$5 a Gallon for California Gasoline
Chris White at The Daily Caller recently reported on why California gasoline prices have gone through the roof. It is all a result of socialist and ‘green’ policies. White wrote:
The price of a gallon of gas in California is slowly increasing. The average cost in the state has skyrocketed to $4.18 while drivers in other areas are paying as much as $5 per gallon (versus $2.65 in the rest of the US) CNN Business reported on Oct. 8. California’s gas taxes are already some of the highest in the country, so the price increases are adding insult to injury.
(California Governor Gavin) Newsom’s predecessor, former Gov. Jerry Brown of California, signed a law in 2017 imposing a 12 cents a gallon increase on citizens and raising the tax on diesel fuel by 20 cents a gallon. It also implements an additional charge to annual vehicle license fees ranging from $25 to $175 depending on the car’s value.
Gasoline taxes in California are now 62 cents per gallon. Meanwhile the Massachusetts tax is 26.54 cents, Missouri is 17.35 cents and Texas is 20 cents.
Here are the other reasons for California’s sky-high gasoline prices according to White:
Outrageously Strict Fuel Formula Mixture
California’s strict environmental rules mandate gasoline sold within the state be produced according to strict formulas designed to reduce pollution. Unfortunately for citizens, the exotic formula makes a gallon of gas more expensive and difficult to produce. Few refineries outside the state are equipped to produce it.
Worse yet, the gasoline formula changes multiple times a year, switching from a winter recipe to a summer blend designed to slow down evaporation. The summer blend is even more expensive and trickier to make, thereby elevating the risk of refinery mishaps. Refiners also use up inventories of either blend before the switch, increasing the risk of price volatility.
No Interstate Pipelines And Few Refineries
Interstate pipelines could funnel gasoline quickly and cheaply to California, but no such pipelines exist connecting West Coast refineries to the Golden State. The state must therefore get the bulk of its fuel from ship or truck.
Only when pump prices are soaring inside California is it worth it to pay those transportation costs for refiners capable of producing California’s gasoline formula. The state’s refineries also tend to keep inventories tighter than the national average, federal energy statistics show.
As a result, prices surge quickly when a disruption occurs from events such as machinery breakdowns, power outages or labor problems. Imports of gas into California increased to more than 10 times their typical level after an explosion in 2015 took an ExxonMobil refinery in the state offline. State officials accepted thousands of barrels of refined oil from Russia and India at the time.
Antagonistic To Fossil Fuels
San Francisco, Oakland and San Mateo in California opened a lawsuit asserting five oil companies, including Exxon and Chevron, should pay huge sums of money for contributing to man-made global warming. Oakland has also sought to prevent energy companies in Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin from transporting their coal from the city’s ports to international markets.
California faces a tough situation if the lawsuits miss their mark. Nearly 40% of the state’s crude oil is produced inside the Golden State, even though California lacks refineries. Exxon, Chevron and others being sued will almost certainly pull out of California if the litigation is successful. The oil industry also contributes $66 billion of gross income for 2.7% of the state’s gross domestic product.
Child Sex Changers are being Programmed by Radical Parents
Nikitas3.com has said repeatedly that child sex changers are not acting out of their own free will, that they are obviously being programmed by their radical parents. This is a form of child abuse that the Fake News media will never report on.
Breitbart News reported about a Texas boy:
Jeffrey Younger, the father of a young boy whose mother is reportedly “transitioning” him to become a girl, has shared a video of his son at three years of age in which he tells his father, “Mommy tells me I’m a girl.”
On his Save James website, which serves as a crowdfunding site, Jeffrey Younger, the father of now seven-year-old James, features a video he recorded of his son at age three. In the video, Younger asks his son, “You’re a boy, right?”
“No,” James replied. “I’m a girl.”
“Who told you you’re a girl?” the father asked.
“Mommy,” the boy responded.
“So, Mommy told you you’re a girl?” Younger asked.
“Uh huh,” James said.
In response to his father’s questions, James said his mother puts dresses on him, paints his nails, and puts hair clips in his hair.
“She tells me I’m a girl,” James said.
“Do you think you’re a girl?” Jeffrey asked his son.
“Uh huh,” the boy replied.
James is at the center of a high-conflict custody battle between Younger and his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician who reportedly diagnosed James with “gender-dysphoria,” a psychological disorder that is characterized by a child’s “persistent, consistent, and insistent” assertion of “their cross-gender statements and behaviors.”
A jury in Dallas decided Monday against Younger’s attempt to block his ex-wife’s plan to start their seven-year-old son on puberty blockers and ultimately continue with cross-sex hormones in order to facilitate gender transition.
The case has created a firestorm as more evidence is revealing the psychological and physical damage that is done to young children when their parents consent to puberty blockers before the children are capable of understanding the consequences.
It is so obvious what is going on. These radical leftist parents are pushing their children into a psychosis of sex changing to serve a militant left-wing adult political agenda.
Anti-Airline Activists Go Extreme
The militant ‘green’ movement has become more and more extreme in recent years. They now are talking about outright banning meat, cars, airplanes, oil, coal and natural gas. These ideas were way outside of the mainstream just a few years ago.
There recently were protests over automobiles at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Can you imagine that? Gasoline-powered cars have become extremely efficient and clean over the last 50 years yet the ‘green’ kooks are protesting them even more.
Look at this from The Gateway Pundit about protests at the London airport over air travel:
Brain-dead climate activists came up with the scathingly brilliant scheme of protesting against airplanes at Heathrow Airport by flying drones in front of passenger planes to prevent them from taking off or landing. I guess the climate activists got it in their heads that making airplanes crash would be an excellent way to reduce the world’s carbon footprint.
Fortunately, British police foiled their plan by jamming drone frequencies. Several nutcases were arrested and, for the moment, plane passengers have been spared the ordeal of being grounded by idiots who think threatening to kill people is a legitimate way of battling global warming.
… On Friday, (police) arrested five people in the vicinity of the airport, in addition to seven people who had been arrested on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.
In another incident a crazy ‘climate’ protester super-glued himself to the top of an airplane. Most noteworthy, however, is that air travel is much more efficient than cars or than trains, which ‘greenies’ tell us are wonderfully efficient (trains are very inefficient for passenger use).
A website called Science.howstuffworks.com reported that a Boeing 747 jetliner, which weighs anywhere from 170 tons to 240 tons empty depending on the model, is twice as fuel-efficient per passenger-mile as a Toyota Prius, and goes 11 times as fast:
A plane like a Boeing 747 uses approximately 1 gallon of fuel (about 4 liters) every second. Over the course of a 10-hour flight, it might burn 36,000 gallons (150,000 liters). According to Boeing’s Web site, the 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of fuel per mile (12 liters per kilometer).
This sounds like a tremendously poor miles-per-gallon rating! But consider that a 747 can carry as many as 568 people. Let’s call it 500 people to take into account the fact that not all seats on most flights are occupied. A 747 is transporting 500 people 1 mile using 5 gallons of fuel. That means the plane is burning 0.01 gallons per person per mile. In other words, the plane is getting 100 miles per gallon per person! The typical car gets about 25 miles per gallon, so the 747 is much better than a car carrying one person, and compares favorably even if there are four people in the car. Not bad when you consider that the 747 is flying at 550 miles per hour…
And if the 747 is fully loaded its efficiency increases by 14%. These are the types of facts that environmentalists are desperate to keep from us so that they themselves appear to have all of the answers.
Meanwhile the Toyota Prius needs a big taxpayer subsidy while getting 48 miles per gallon at 45 miles per hour with a go-kart engine and the world’s worst handling. Big deal. Try driving your Prius from New York to London.
Trains are very heavy and fuel-inefficient. Planes fly at an optimized high speed for most of their flights while trains slow down, speed up, stop and start repeatedly on a given trip, which wastes a lot of fuel.
Trains also need to install and maintain thousands of miles of expensive track systems. It takes lots of energy to produce, install and maintain steel rails and cross-ties for trains. These tracks have to be constantly maintained and the rails replaced when they wear out. On the other hand planes fly through the air and don’t need tracks. ‘Greenies’ don’t want you to think about this.
Meanwhile ‘greenies’ are constantly pushing for increases in fuel-mileage standards for cars.
But that is a hoax too. Statistics show that the more efficient cars become the more miles people drive them. Fuel-efficiency increases actually lead to overall fuel consumption increases, not decreases.
Think about air conditioning. The American electricity supply is supporting more and more air conditioners as Americans move to states with really hot Summers.
If air conditioners had not become efficient and therefore cheap to manufacture and operate over the last few decades then they would not be used nearly as much as they are; it would be too expensive. Thus efficiency leads overall to increased electricity consumption for air conditioning.
This rule can be applied to any product – the more efficient it becomes, the more that people use it.
Pressure Mounts on Black Basketball Star
You would have thought that black basketball players would have learned a lesson from the National Football League players who knelt during the National Anthem. Fans did not want to see this and ratings for NFL games sank. The kneeling campaign then was abandoned.
Now some of these National Basketball Association (NBA) players are standing up for communist China simply because the Chinese market is so big and offers them the chance to make a lot of money. But Breitbart News reports:
The NBA was understandably excited to start its season and get away from the China controversy that had embroiled the league over the past couple weeks.
However, even more controversy ensued on Tuesday night and on into Wednesday as video surfaced showing LeBron James walking off the court and screaming while the (American National Anthem) played.
So there you go. James is black. He is a big basketball star. He grew up poor in Akron, Ohio. He chose to attend a predominantly white Catholic high school that allowed him to shine as a basketball player so that he could advance to the NBA without even going through college.
Yet he recently spoke out against an NBA official who sided with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.
James is now facing major backlash over his Anthem disrespect. Here are just two tweets out of many:
What a classless disrespectful move to the country that gave you the opportunity to make billions of dollars @KingJames. You’re more than welcome to leave anytime you want and don’t come back. Put your hand over your heart and say thank you. https://twitter.com/mickstapeshow/status/1186834819386413057 …
LeBron James you are a hypocrite I disrespectful unappreciative spoiled rotten little b**** ass mother f***** you disrespect the national anthem you talk about respecting the American troops and all this other crap I’m a veteran a f*** you f*** you the hell
OK, so James has made himself a target. If he does not do major work to rehabilitate his image, he will drag down the NBA like Anthem-kneeler Colin Kaepernick did to the NFL. James also has lost much of his own personal prestige by kowtowing to communist China.
These cocky blacks should learn to respect the American hand that feeds them millions annually for dribbling a ball and shooting baskets, without a brain in their heads.