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No 1034 “En mi opinión” Agosto 26, 2015

No 1034 “En mi opinión” Agosto 26, 2015

“IN GOD WE TRUST” Lázaro R Gonzalez Miño Editor

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AMENPER: Obama Endorses Biden — Is Hillary’s Indictment Near?

By Nate Jackson ·

The best evidence that felony charges may be filed against Hillary Clinton, effectively ending her bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, came in the form of Barack Obama’s endorsement of Joe Biden, by way of his spokesman Josh Earnest.

According to Earnest, “The president has indicated that his view that the decision that he made…to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision that he has ever made in politics. And I think that should give you some sense into the president’s view into Vice President’s aptitude for the top job.” Earnest added, “The vice president is somebody who has already run for president twice. So I think you could probably make the case that there is no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.”

While Earnest also expressed Obama’s “appreciation, respect and admiration” for Hillary Clinton, it’s hard to overestimate the importance of his statements on Biden in light of Hillary’s mounting trouble.

So what does Obama know that would prompt such a strong endorsement of Biden? Does Obama believe Hillary is in so much trouble that she may be indicted? Perhaps he believes choosing her to head the State Department was the worst decision he ever made.

It is increasingly likely that Clinton, having deleted more than 30,000 emails from the illegal private communications server she maintained while secretary of state, may face criminal charges. Those charges range from felony possession of classified documents on an unclassified and unauthorized server, to felony obstruction of justice — she erased all those emails after the server had been subpoenaed by the House Committee on Benghazi.

For the record, the statute pertaining to evidence tampering, 18 U.S.C. § 1519, includes penalties of up to 20 years in prison. That statute is part of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, for which then-Senator Hillary Clinton voted “yes.”

It specifies felony charges for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry” in any official account or record “with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter.” Notably, it further specifies, “or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case,” which is precisely why Clinton maintained that private server.

She has already admitted to the willful destruction of those communications.

And the latest news is that the State Department did not fulfill its legal obligation to inform the Department of Homeland Security of Hillary’s server arrangement. In other words, it just keeps getting worse.

All of which, as we have previously noted, opens the door for Joe Biden to save the day. On top of the White House endorsement, Biden has been more strongly signaling his intent to enter the race.

Over the weekend, he had a powwow with Elizabeth “Honest Injun” Warren. Smoking the peace pipe with the Fake Cherokee of Harvard means Biden may be looking to team up with her for a run. Warren is a darling of progressives, but declined to answer the call to run for president herself. Together, the duo could perhaps overcome the Clinton machine.

Which brings us back to the shot in the arm Obama’s effective endorsement really is. If Obama decides to rally behind Biden — and make no mistake, that would be about preserving Obama’s legacy as much as any affinity for his right-hand man — it could prove decisive. Obama beat Hillary once already, and this time her fate isn’t in her own hands but rather those of the FBI.

Political memories are incredibly short. So if somehow Hillary ends up dropping out of the race after an indictment, two months from now, if Biden stepped in with Warren at his side, all of it would be a distant memory for anyone looking to vote Democrat.

Charles Krauthammer concludes, “That was a pretty broad hint from Josh Earnest that the president is tilting towards Biden.” Furthermore, he said, “The perfect play for Biden is not Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement but that he announces he will have her on the ticket and he will be a one-term president.”

In July, Obama asserted, “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran [for a third term] I could win. But I can’t.” However, a Biden/Warren ticket is a third Obama term will look like Obama is running for a third term.

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AMENPER: Obama Respalda Biden…

 – ¿Esta La Acusación contra Hillary Cerca?

Por Nate Jackson ·

La mejor prueba de que los cargos por delitos graves pueden ser presentados contra Hillary Clinton, que puso fin a su candidatura a la nominación presidencial de 2016, llegó en forma de aval de Joe Biden de Barack Obama, a través de su portavoz Josh Earnest.

De acuerdo con Ernesto, “El presidente ha indicado que su opinión de que la decisión que hizo … para agregar Joe Biden al boleto como su compañera de fórmula fue la decisión más inteligente que él ha hecho nunca en la política. Y creo que debería darle algún sentido a la vista del presidente en la aptitud del vicepresidente para el puesto. “Earnest añadió:” El vicepresidente es alguien que ya ha estado funcionando a la presidencia en dos ocasiones. Así que creo que probablemente podría hacer el caso que no hay nadie en la política estadounidense de hoy que tiene una mejor comprensión de exactamente lo que se requiere para montar una campaña presidencial nacional exitosa”.

Mientras Earnest también expresó Obama de “aprecio, respeto y admiración” por Hillary Clinton, es difícil sobreestimar la importancia de sus declaraciones sobre Biden a la luz de los problemas de montaje de Hillary.

Entonces, ¿qué sabe Obama que provocaría un fuerte respaldo de Biden tales? ¿Cree Obama Hillary está en tantos problemas que ella puede ser acusado? Tal vez él la cree la elección para encabezar el Departamento de Estado fue la peor decisión que jamás se ha hecho.

Es cada vez más probable que Clinton, después de haber borrado más de 30.000 mensajes de correo electrónico desde el servidor de comunicaciones privada ilegal se mantiene mientras la secretaria de Estado, podría enfrentar cargos criminales. Esos cargos van desde posesión ilegal de documentos clasificados en un servidor sin clasificar y sin autorización, a una obstrucción grave de la justicia – borró todos esos mensajes de correo electrónico después de que el servidor había sido citado por el Comité de Bengasi.

Para el registro, el estatuto referente a pruebas manipulación, 18 USC § 1519, incluye penas de hasta 20 años de prisión. Esa ley es parte de la Ley 2002 de Sarbanes-Oxley, para el que el entonces senador Hillary Clinton votó “sí”.

En él se especifica cargos de delito grave para cualquier persona que “a sabiendas altere, destruya, mutile, oculta, encubre, falsifica o hace una falsa entrada” en cualquier cuenta oficial o registro “con la intención de impedir, obstruir, o influir en la investigación o administración adecuada de cualquier materia. “Notablemente, especifica además,” o en relación con, o la contemplación de cualquier materia o caso “, que es precisamente la razón por Clinton sostuvo que servidor privado.

Ella ya ha admitido a la destrucción intencional de esas comunicaciones.

Y la última noticia es que el Departamento de Estado no cumplió con su obligación legal de informar al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de la disposición del servidor de Hillary. En otras palabras, cada vez se pone peor.

Todo lo cual, como hemos señalado anteriormente, se abre la puerta para que Joe Biden para salvar el día. En la parte superior del respaldo de la Casa Blanca, Biden ha estado señalando con más fuerza su intención de entrar en la carrera.

El fin de semana, tuvo una asamblea con Elizabeth “Honest Injun” Warren. Fumar la pipa de la paz con el Cherokee falso de Harvard significa Biden puede estar buscando hacer equipo con ella durante una carrera. Warren es un niño mimado de los progresistas, pero se negó a responder a la llamada a la presidencia misma. Juntos, el dúo quizá podría superar la máquina de Clinton.

Lo que nos lleva de nuevo a la inyección en el brazo respaldo eficaz de Obama es en realidad. Si Obama decide reunirse detrás Biden – y no nos engañemos, eso sería por preservar el legado de Obama tanto como cualquier afinidad por su mano derecha – que podría ser decisivo. Obama venció a Hillary ya una vez, y esta vez su destino no está en sus propias manos, sino los del FBI.

Recuerdos políticos son increíblemente corto. Así que si de alguna manera Hillary termina cayendo fuera de la carrera después de una acusación, de dos meses a partir de ahora, si Biden intervino con Warren a su lado, todo ello sería un recuerdo lejano para cualquiera que quiera votar demócrata.

Charles Krauthammer, concluye: “Eso fue una muy amplia pista de Josh Earnest que el presidente se está inclinando hacia Biden”. Además, dijo, “El juego perfecto para Biden no es aval de Elizabeth Warren, pero que anuncia que tenerla en el billete y él será un presidente de un solo mandato “.

En julio, Obama afirmó: “De hecho, creo que soy un buen presidente. Creo que si me encontré [para un tercer mandato] que podía ganar. Pero no puedo. “Sin embargo, un billete Biden / Warren es un tercer mandato de Obama se verá como Obama es candidato a un tercer mandato.

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Donald Trump Kicks to Jorge Ramos Out of Event…

ERIK PENDZICH/REX SHUTTERSTOCK

AUGUST 25, 2015 | 04:03PM PT

Maane Khatchatourian

News Editor, Variety.com@MaaneKhat

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a Donald Trump event on Tuesday when he tried to ask the GOP presidential candidate a question.

Ramos, who accused Trump on CNN last night of “spreading hate” with his controversial remarks on immigration, was immediately removed by security from the early evening press conference in Dubuque, Iowa.

“Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called,” Trump said. “Sit down. Sit down. Sit down!”

“No you don’t” “Go back to Univision” Trump said when Ramos protested that he had “the right to ask a question.”

Watch the video:

“I don’t believe I ever met him, except he started screaming and I didn’t escort him out, you’ll have to talk to security,” Trump later said when another reporter asked about Ramos’ removal. “Certainly he wasn’t chosen. I chose you and you’re asking me questions. He just stands up and starts screaming so, you know, maybe he’s at fault also.”

“You can’t just stand up and scream,” he told another journalist. “He’s obviously a very emotional person. So I have no problem with it.”

Ramos eventfully returned to the room and confronted Trump directly about his immigration policy and his use of the term “anchor babies.” “How is he going to deport 11 million people? By bus? By plane?” Ramos asked on CNN yesterday. “Is he going to bring the army to do that? Can you imagine the human rights violations that would create?”

“I have a bigger heart than you do,” Trump told Ramos, referring to his plan of curbing illegal immigration. He then said that Ramos used the term “illegal immigrants.” When the journalist denied using the words, Trump said, “Well you should use it. That’s what they are, ‘illegal immigrants.’”

The press conference followed a rally that draw almost 3,000 people.

“We’d love for Mr. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals,” Isaac Lee, Univision’s president of news, said in a statement about the incident.

Trump sued Univision in July after the network dropped its coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe, two pageants owned by the real estate mogul. The Trump Organization said the Univision decision was a “politically motivated attempt” to suppress his freedom of speech.

Univision cited comments that Trump made about Mexican immigrants in his campaign announcement speech in June. When his lawsuit was filed, a Univision spokeswoman said that their “decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve.”

This is Trump’s second major fight with a journalist today. He attacked Megyn Kelly in a tweet after Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes urged him to apologize for criticizing the “Kelly File” anchor.

“En mi opinión” Fue un choque entre dos pesaos, que además se creen que son el ombligo del mundo. Lázaro  R González Miño

 

 

House Just Passed “Donald Trump Act” – Sends Big Message to Obama!

By TPIWriter |  

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is shining a massive spotlight on President Barack Obama’s amnesty agenda.

Trump knows that the border is so unprotected that dangerous criminals and terrorists can cross into America with ease.

That’s why the U.S. House of Representatives just issued a major defeat to Obama! Known as the “Donald Trump Act,” House Resolution 3099 takes direct aim at cities which don’t enforce federal laws about sanctuary cities.

The House passed it by an overwhelming 241-197 vote. This is a big deal!

Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times.

Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally at the expense of citizens.

“A refuge for whom? A sanctuary for whom?” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said. “A sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Or a refuge for a convicted felon with a 25-year-long criminal history?”

Democrats accused House Republicans of bringing up the bill in part because of real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s focus on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities; they dubbed the bill the “Donald Trump Act.”

“Just a few weeks into his campaign and Donald Trump has a bill on the floor of the House. That is better than some of the senators he’s running against.” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said mockingly.

Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/house-just-passed-donald-trump-act-sends-big-message-to-obama/#ixzz3jvHaMqny

 

 

AMENPER: El Problema de China

Bush comenzó la gestión de vender a China a través de Westinghouse Electric Co. tres plantas nucleares, con el propósito de nivelar la balanza negativa comercial con este país.

Las importaciones de China superaban las exportaciones de una manera insostenible, Obama siguió el plan que realmente no tenía alternativa.

China vendía desde televisores, hasta los calzoncillos que usábamos, y no importaban prácticamente nada en productos americanos.

Debido a esto porque mi hijo mayor era presidente y director de operaciones de Westinghouse, tuve de tener información de primera mano sobre la economía y las políticas de China en aquella época, cuando mi hijo vivió parte del tiempo en Beijing, y un nieto trabajó en las oficinas de Shanghai durante el verano.

Pude apreciar que el ensayo de la economía de mercado estaba adaptado a las filosofías socialistas, no a la inversa, y que las libertades individuales eran tan reprimidas como en los años de Mao.

Para el visitante transitorio, tal parecía que China se había liberado del comunismo que la funesta doctrina sólo aparecía nominalmente como algo tradicional.

Si querían ir a una misa en la iglesia, podían hacerlo libremente con los otros fieles chinos, lo que no se daban cuenta era que esa iglesia católica no era la iglesia católica romana, pero la iglesia católica popular, con los templos incautados a la iglesia católica romana y creada por el estado con sacerdotes chinos que habían desertado la iglesia durante la revolución. 

Si querías ir a otra iglesia que no fuera la del estado, que habían permitido con limitaciones y regulaciones, tenías que ser extranjero y probarlo en la entrada con el pasaporte, el pueblo chino tenía que pasar por un número de requisitos y controles para poder asistir libremente a otra iglesia que no fuera la “iglesia católica popular” controlada por el estado.

La economía era lo mismo, para comprar eras bien recibido por figuras del estado que controlaba y regulaba firmemente las operaciones de las empresas “privadas”.  Los empresarios chinos, cuidadosamente escogidos por el estado, podían recoger el fruto de los negocios, pero compartidos con el estado con sus impuestos onerosos de los países socialistas mixtos y siempre que se ajustaran a las demandas del estado que los regulaba.

Si tratabas de venderles algo, la situación era algo diferente, mi hijo me contaba de los encuentros con la burocracia y el autoritarismo para llenar los requisitos del estado y me contaba del lenguaje socialista cuando mezclaban las discusiones comerciales con las implicaciones políticas de “explotación al pueblo chino”.

La razón por la que mi hijo tuvo que personalmente hacerse cargo de las negociaciones en Beijing fue hicieron explotar psicológicamente con sus demandas a tres de los oficiales enviados por la empresa, que se habían nombrado para negociar con los oficiales del estado las operaciones de la construcción.

Y sin entrar en detalles, la corrupción tenía similitudes con las economías de la Cuba de antes de Fidel, con su libre mercado con mezcla populista de medidas socialista y su corrupción endémica.

Oyendo las historias de China, me recordaban a la Cuba republicana aunque en la práctica era la Cuba de Fidel.  Al fin y al cabo la Cuba de Fidel es hija de la cultura socialista de la Cuba republicana después de las revoluciones de corte populista que siguieron a la caída de Machado..

Se ha hablado mucho de China en estos momentos, pero el artículo más educado y descriptivo del problema de China que he visto, es un artículo en el Wall Street Journal de hoy, que es como una radiografía que nos enseña el interior de lo que realmente era la “segunda economía del mundo”.

El título les pude introducir el pensamiento de la historia, se titula:

Para toda su influencia, la economía de China es una caja negra(se refiere a la caja negra de los aviones que tienen la información que se recupera después que se cae el avión)

Después sigue el subtítulo:

La economía de China es difícil de evaluar en medio turbia política, de datos poco fiables y una opaca toma de decisiones

Aquí les paso el artículo, es largo pero si quieren saber lo que pasó en China aquí tienen la respuesta.  Y la realidad de la respuesta se puede simplificar en esta frase criolla:

“No hay tamarindo dulce ni socialismo que trabaje”.

For All Its Heft, China’s Economy Is a Black Box

[Al final una traduccion al espanol por google-translated] LRGM.

China’s economy is difficult to assess amid murky politics, unreliable data and opaque decision making

By GREG IP and  BOB DAVIS

Updated Aug. 24, 2015 10:17 p.m. ET

 

For sheer clout, China’s economy outweighs every country in the world save the U.S. But on transparency, it remains distinctly an emerging market, with murky politics, unreliable data and opaque decision making.

This veil dims the understanding of China’s economy and is an important reason its recent slowdown has produced so much turmoil.

Economists widely doubt that China grew at a robust 7% pace in the second quarter, as the country’s official statistics say. Citing other data, such as power generation and passenger travel, some think the rate might be as little as half that.

Similarly, when the People’s Bank of China devalued its currency two weeks ago, a step that sparked much of the recent market upheaval, officials couched the move as part of a long-term effort to align the yuan’s value more closely with market forces. Some outside analysts, noting that the PBOC isn’t independent, saw a more political motive: to boost exports and thus bolster the Communist Party’s credibility and hold on power.

In many ways, China is more transparent than it was a decade ago, and also no worse than some other countries whose troubles have roiled world markets, such as Mexico or Russia.

The difference is size. Mexico accounted for 2% of the world’s gross domestic product, in dollar terms, when a peso devaluation in 1994 touched off the “tequila crisis.” The five countries at the center of the 1997 Asian crisis represented 4%. Russia made up a mere 1% of world GDP in 1998 when it defaulted.

China represents 15% of world economic output. It is a major export market for industrialized countries such as Japan and Germany as well as for commodity exporters like Brazil and Australia. Its economy contributes a sizable chunk of the profit growth of many Western multinationals.

Japan accounted for a comparable share of world GDP when its stock and property bubbles imploded in the early 1990s. But Japan was a member of the Group of Seven advanced economies, with democratically accountable and stable institutions. China is far harder to read than any member of the G-7.

“With my G-7 and many G-20 counterparts there were frank, honest conversations, you were on the phone pretty frequently, often weekly,” recalls one former Treasury official who still deals extensively with China for the financial industry. “With China, you don’t know who to call. It’s hard to know where decision making occurs or who’s calling the shots.”

In many ways, China has become less opaque in recent decades, in part to meet the demands of other countries and of institutions such as the World Trade Organization and International Monetary Fund. Many of China’s rules and regulations are published online. The foreign press has a significant presence and was allowed to attend a news conference by the PBOC after the yuan announcement.

China expert Nick Lardy at the Peterson Institute for International Economics says suspicions about China’s statistics are overblown. China’s National Bureau of Statistics has made big efforts to improve the data since 2008, he says, including by running two immense censuses involving 10 million survey takers. The agency has defended the reliability of its data.

“China will maintain a mid to high speed of growth” this year, a spokesman from the Chinese embassy in Washington said, adding that China maintains “an open and transparent policy and legal environment.”

China also relies less than it used to on local government statistics when calculating GDP and more on its own surveys. Local officials were seen as under more pressure to show positive results. Adding up China’s provincial GDP often yields a much higher figure than what the National Bureau of Statistics reports. Nonetheless, no major advanced country’s statistics are viewed as skeptically as China’s. In 2007 Li Keqiang, now China’s premier, told the U.S. ambassador, according to a memo released by WikiLeaks, that GDP is “man-made” and therefore unreliable.

 

Mr. Li, who was then Communist Party chief of Liaoning province, said he looked at data on electricity, rail cargo and loans to get a better gauge on economic activity. Several analysts have since come up with indexes based on Mr. Li’s favorite stats.

In London, Capital Economics looks at freight activity, electricity, property development, passenger travel and sea shipments, and concludes China’s economy expanded much more slowly in the second quarter than China reported. Lombard Street Research, another London research outfit, uses another approach, including a different measure of inflation, and comes up with just a 3.7% growth rate.

Chinese statistics are “spookily stable from quarter to quarter,” says Capital Economics analyst Mark Williams. For instance, China’s unemployment rate registers 4.1% nearly every quarter.

Analysts have tried to work around the flaws and gaps. Real-estate analysts will go to individual housing projects and count gas meters to get an idea of how many apartments are occupied. Steel traders will swap stories with their competitors about the amount of steel backing up in warehouses.

But the gaps become more problematic at times like this when they can mask important aspects of the economy. For example, China publishes its foreign-currency reserves but not whether some have been lent out and thus aren’t readily available, notes Ted Truman, a former Treasury official now at the Peterson Institute, though China has pledged to start doing so by year-end. Nor does China confidentially disclose to the IMF the composition of its reserves, as many countries do.

Central banks in most countries have become more independent and transparent, publishing detailed meeting minutes, forecasts and numerical goals. The PBOC has opened up a bit, but its most important decisions must be approved by the top body of either the government or the Communist Party. If one of these “overrules the central bank, you’ll never get the minutes on that,” notes one Wall Street executive.

China’s leaders are heir to a tradition of secrecy. In 1971, when Mao Zedong’s anointed successor died, the public wasn’t told for nearly two months. In the current corruption crackdown, it can still be weeks or months after senior or retired leaders disappear before their detention is announced.

For years, China’s opacity delivered a Wizard-of-Oz effect. “Chinese leaders were perceived as omnipotent and great managers who had a very precise, top-down approach,” said Diana Choyleva, chief economist at Lombard Street Research. Beijing economic officials had many more levers than their Western counterparts, such as ordering state-owned banks to lend to targeted industries. The absence of democracy was seen as enhancing their freedom to act, as in 2008 and 2009 when China ordered up a massive stimulus plan.

That opacity lately seems to have backfired. Officials’ interventions on the stock market have appeared ineffective, and on the exchange rate contradictory.That preoccupation with internal stability is a factor the rest of the world will have to weigh in watching China’s actions. In 1998, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates out of concern for the rest of the world, then roiled by the Asian and Russian financial crises. China’s decision to devalue, which props up its own exports while damping growth and inflation in the rest of the world, suggests that for now, the rest of the world comes second.

Opinion on China’s policy-making prowess may have swung too far from omnipotent to impotent. China still retains leverage over the economy through its ownership of the banks and limits on cross-border capital flows.

Attempting to stimulate growth through higher lending and investment risks aggravating the dangerous debt buildup that followed the first stimulus. Even so, an economic slowdown could weaken support for President Xi Jinping in China’s rising middle class and embolden critics reeling from his anticorruption drive, says Cheng Li of the Brookings Institution. 

Write to Greg Ip at greg.ip@wsj.com and Bob Davi

 

[Español] Con todo su Heft, la economía china es una caja Negra. LRGM.

La economía de China es difícil de evaluar en medio de la política turbias, datos poco fiables y la toma de decisiones opacas.

Por GREG IP y BOB DAVIS 

Por pura influencia, la economía de China es mayor que todos los países del mundo excepto los EE.UU. Pero en la transparencia, sigue siendo claramente un mercado emergente, con la política turbias, datos poco fiables y la toma de decisiones opacas.

Este velo se oscurece el entendimiento de la economía de China y es una razón importante de su reciente desaceleración ha producido tanta confusión.

Los economistas ampliamente dudan que China creció a un robusto ritmo del 7% en el segundo trimestre, como dicen las estadísticas oficiales del país. Citando otros datos, tales como la generación de energía y transporte de pasajeros, algunos piensan que la tasa podría ser tan poco como la mitad.

Del mismo modo, cuando el Banco Popular de China, devaluó su moneda hace dos semanas, una medida que provocó gran parte de la reciente agitación del mercado, los funcionarios redactada la medida como parte de un esfuerzo a largo plazo para alinear el valor del yuan más de cerca con las fuerzas del mercado. Algunos analistas externos, y señaló que el Banco Popular de China no es independiente, vieron a un motivo político más: para impulsar las exportaciones y con ello reforzar la credibilidad del Partido Comunista y mantenga en el poder.

En muchos sentidos, China es más transparente de lo que era hace una década, y no es peor que otros países cuyos problemas han sacudido a los mercados mundiales, como México o Rusia.

La diferencia es el tamaño. México representó el 2% del producto interno bruto del mundo, en términos de dólares, cuando una devaluación del peso en 1994 desencadenó la “crisis del tequila”. Los cinco países en el centro de la crisis asiática de 1997 representaron el 4%. Rusia hizo un mero 1% del PIB mundial en 1998 cuando se incumplió.

China, representa el 15% de la producción económica mundial. Se trata de un importante mercado de exportación para los países industrializados como Japón y Alemania, así como para los exportadores de materias primas como Brasil y Australia. Su economía contribuye una parte considerable del crecimiento de los beneficios de muchas multinacionales occidentales.

Japón representó una participación comparable del PIB mundial, cuando sus acciones y de propiedad burbujas de implosión a principios de 1990. Sin embargo, Japón fue miembro del Grupo de los Siete economías avanzadas, con las instituciones democráticamente responsables y estables. China es mucho más difícil de leer que cualquier miembro del G-7.

“Con mi G-7 y el G-20 muchas contrapartes hubo conversaciones honestas francas, usted estaba en el teléfono con bastante frecuencia, a menudo semanal”, recuerda un ex funcionario del Tesoro que todavía se ocupa extensamente con China para la industria financiera. “Con China, usted no sabe a quién llamar. Es difícil saber por dónde se produce la toma de decisiones o de quién está llamando los tiros “.

En muchos sentidos, China se ha convertido en menos opaco en las últimas décadas, en parte para satisfacer las demandas de otros países y de instituciones como la Organización Mundial del Comercio y el Fondo Monetario Internacional. Muchas de las reglas y reglamentos de China se publican en línea. La prensa extranjera tiene una presencia significativa y se le permitió asistir a una conferencia de prensa por el Banco Popular de China tras el anuncio de yuanes.

Experto en China Nick Lardy en el Instituto Peterson de Economía Internacional dice que las sospechas sobre las estadísticas de China son exageradas. Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas de China ha hecho grandes esfuerzos para mejorar los datos desde 2008, dice, incluyendo mediante la ejecución de dos censos inmensos que implican 10 millones de encuestadores. La agencia ha defendido la fiabilidad de sus datos.

“China mantendrá un medio a alto velocidad de crecimiento” de este año, un portavoz de la embajada china en Washington, dijo, y agregó que China mantiene “una política abierta y transparente y el entorno jurídico.”

China también depende menos de lo que solía en las estadísticas del gobierno local en el cálculo del PIB y más en sus propias encuestas. Los funcionarios locales fueron vistos como bajo más presión para mostrar resultados positivos. Sumando PIB provincial de China a menudo produce una cifra muy superior a lo que informa la Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Sin embargo, las estadísticas no mayor de países avanzados se consideran con escepticismo como la de China. En 2007, Li Keqiang, ahora primer ministro de China, dijo el embajador de Estados Unidos, según un memorando publicado por WikiLeaks, que el PIB es “el hombre” y por lo tanto poco fiable.

 

El Sr. Li, que era entonces jefe del Partido Comunista de la provincia de Liaoning, dijo que miró a los datos sobre la electricidad, la carga ferroviaria y los préstamos para obtener un mejor indicador de la actividad económica. Varios analistas ya han llegado con los índices basados ​​en las estadísticas de favoritos del Sr. Li.

En Londres, Capital Economics analiza la actividad de carga, la electricidad, el desarrollo de la propiedad, los viajes de pasajeros y envíos al mar, y concluye la economía de China se expandió mucho más lentamente en el segundo trimestre de China informó. Lombard Street Research, otro equipo de investigación de Londres, utiliza otro enfoque, incluyendo una medida diferente de la inflación, y viene con sólo una tasa de crecimiento del 3,7%.

Estadísticas chinas son “spookily estable de trimestre a trimestre”, dice el analista de Capital Economics Mark Williams. Por ejemplo, la tasa de desempleo de China registra 4,1% casi cada trimestre.

Los analistas han tratado de evitar los defectos y carencias. Analistas inmobiliarios se destinarán a proyectos de viviendas individuales y contar medidores de gas para tener una idea de cuántos apartamentos están ocupados. Los comerciantes de acero serán intercambiar historias con sus competidores sobre la cantidad de acero copias de seguridad en los almacenes.

Pero las diferencias se hacen más problemática en momentos como éste cuando pueden enmascarar los aspectos importantes de la economía. Por ejemplo, China publica sus reservas en moneda extranjera, pero no si algunos se han prestado y por lo tanto no están fácilmente disponibles, señala Ted Truman, ex funcionario del Tesoro ahora en el Instituto Peterson, aunque China se ha comprometido a comenzar a hacerlo por año -fin. Tampoco de China reveló confidencialmente al FMI la composición de sus reservas, ya que muchos países lo hacen.

Los bancos centrales de la mayoría de los países se han vuelto más independiente y transparente, publicando actas de las reuniones detalladas, previsiones y objetivos numéricos. El Banco Popular de China ha abierto un poco, pero sus decisiones más importantes que debe ser aprobado por el órgano superior de el gobierno o el Partido Comunista. Si uno de estos “anula el banco central, que no se consigue los minutos en eso”, señala un ejecutivo de Wall Street.

Los líderes de China están heredero de una tradición de secretismo. En 1971, cuando el sucesor ungido de Mao Zedong murió, el público fue no dijo durante casi dos meses. En la represión de la corrupción actual, todavía puede ser semanas o meses después de que líderes de alto rango o retirados desaparecen antes de que se anunció su detención.

Durante años, la opacidad de China emitió un efecto Asistente-de-Oz. “Los líderes chinos fueron percibidos como omnipotentes y los grandes gerentes que tenían un enfoque muy preciso, de arriba hacia abajo”, dijo Diana Choyleva, economista jefe de Lombard Street Research. Funcionarios económicos de Pekín tenían muchas más palancas que sus contrapartes occidentales, como ordenar los bancos estatales a prestar a industrias específicas. La ausencia de democracia era vista como la mejora de su libertad para actuar, como en 2008 y 2009, cuando China ordenó un plan de estímulo masivo.

Esa opacidad últimamente parece haber fracasado. Las intervenciones de los funcionarios en el mercado de valores han aparecido ineficaz, y en la preocupación contradictory.That tipo de cambio con estabilidad interna es un factor que el resto del mundo tendrá que sopesar en la observación de las acciones de China. En 1998, la Reserva Federal redujo las tasas de interés a la preocupación por el resto del mundo, entonces enturbiados por las crisis financieras de Asia y Rusia. La decisión de China de devaluar, que apuntala sus propias exportaciones, mientras que la amortiguación crecimiento y la inflación en el resto del mundo, sugiere que por ahora, el resto del mundo ocupa el segundo lugar.

Dictamen sobre la formulación de políticas proezas de China puede haber oscilado demasiado lejos de omnipotente impotente. China aún conserva influencia sobre la economía a través de su propiedad de los bancos y los límites a los flujos de capital transfronterizos.

El intento de estimular el crecimiento a través de los riesgos de crédito y de inversión más altos que agravan la acumulación de la deuda peligrosa que siguió al primer estímulo. Aun así, una desaceleración económica podría debilitar el apoyo al presidente, Xi Jinping, en la China de aumento de la clase media y los críticos EMBOLDEN tambaleándose de su unidad de lucha contra la corrupción, dice Cheng Li, de la Brookings Institution.

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COMPENSACION AL PUEBLO DE CUBA…Enrique Enriquez <elena9034@att.net>
> Subject: COMPENSACION AL PUEBLO DE CUBA
> To: Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:47 PM
> De todos es conocido el infame y
> vergonzoso acuerdo Obama-Castro coordinado con el papa
> Francisco a espalda de
> todos los cubanos de dentro y fuera de la isla.
> Obama en su intencion de dejar algun legado de su gobierno y siguiendo la estupida teoria de negociar con el
> enemigo para convertirlo en amigo ofreciendo todo tipo de  concesiones sin requerir ninguna a cambio, los Castros se han envalentonado aumentando la repression a la oposicion y hasta el”coma-andante”esta pidiendo compensacion por lo que ellos llaman el bloqueo.
Ahora bien,sin entrar en una discusion sobre este tema,que todos conocemos su realidad, yo propongo que se intro-duzca una resolucion para que el pueblo cubano reciba una compensacion por todas las atroces confiscaciones que ha sufrido Primero en el 1961 un sabado por la noche FC desde la media cubana anuncio’ que a partir del proximo lunes el actual billete cubano dejaria de tener VALOR y que habria que ir a cambiarlo por el Nuevo billete, que se habia secretamente introducido en el pais.Cuando el lunes el pueblo acudio’ a los bancos resulta que solo te cambiaban 100 pesos y el resto de tu dinero hasta 10,000 pesos(el resto te lo confiscaba el gobierno, no importa cuanto era) de esos 10,000 pesos solo podrias sacarlos del banco personalmente y a razon de 100 pesos mensuales.
> De esta flagante violacion de los derechos individuales,no hubo ningun pais, ni institucion internacional que defen- diera al pueblo cubano y el peloton de fusilamiento y las carceles estaban funcionando constantemente.
> Al igual que las confiscaciones, primero loa periodicos,las estacines de radio y TV, los negocios las empresas comer- ciales, tiendas y continuamente hasta llegar a todo tipo de empresa , negocio,o cualquier actividad que fuera indepen’ diente del gobierno.
> Por todo esto, Yo propongo reclamar de esta componenda, que se compense al pueblo de Cuba y al que padecio’ del todo, Por supuesto para los miles de fusilados , los cerca de 300,000 presos que sufieron las umillaciones y torturas del regimen mas despiadado que ha parido madre, para los desaparecidos tratando de huir del infierno,los jovenes cristianos que antes de fusilarlos valientamente gritaban VIVA CRISTO REY solo existira el HONOR Y ORGULLO de haber vivido como todo un hombre y la verguenza para sus victimarios agregandoles ahora los que han convenido en esta nueva TRAICION.
Enrique Enriquez / elena9034@att.net

 

 

Should Clinton Suspend Her Campaign? Americans Say THIS

  • Source:The Daily Caller 
  • by: Rachel Stoltzfoos
  • Likely voters are split on whether Hillary Clinton should suspend her campaign in light of the legal questions surrounding her use of a private email server as Secretary of State, a new Rasmussen survey found.

    Forty-six percent of those polled Sunday and Monday believe Clinton should suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, until “all of the legal questions” about her server are answered.

    That includes nearly one in four likely Democrat voters (24 percent), an overwhelming percentage of likely Republican voters (73 percent) and 46 percent of undecided likely voters.

    The FBI is investigating the matter and recently seized the server Clinton used while Secretary of State from a cybersecurity company she hired in 2013 to manage the system. She has denied any wrongdoing, but is struggling to hide her frustration with the ongoing questions and negative press. (RELATED: Former Attorney General Calls Claims Hillary Will Be Okay ‘Ridiculous’)  Source:The Daily Caller

 

 

 

 

How Did The Presidential Candidates Do This Weekend In Ohio?

This weekend, five presidential candidates showed up for Americans For Prosperity’s annual Defending the Dream summit in Columbus, Ohio. This was an opportunity for candidates to polish their fiscally conservative credentials.

This weekend; Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Marco Rubio all made their pitches to the gathering of conservative and libertarian activists. Some had more success than others. I was there to watch all five speeches and here’s how I think they went down.

Jeb Bush: He was literally the first speaker at the event. He talked a lot about his record in Florida, which is pretty impressive to fiscal conservatives. The speech was focused a lot on restoring a sense of competency to government. The crowd was polite, but cold. The applause was tepid at times, but there was nothing that the crowd didn’t entirely hate. He stayed away from Common Core and immigration. It was probably the worst speech of the five candidates, but not because of anything Bush said or did, it was just simply the others were better. Grade C

Ted Cruz: Probably the biggest rockstar at the event. He led off Saturday’s speakers. He was passionate, hit the points the activists cared about, and portrayed himself as the anti-Washington candidate in the race. He was fiery and had the crowd on their feet numerous times. After the speech, Cruz went into the crowd where has was mobbed by the audience. The only problem was that Cruz didn’t get much into specifics. Cruz though was likely the clear winner of the event. Grade A+.

Bobby Jindal: The Louisiana governor also did very well. He told everyone about his life story and spent a good bit of time on illegal immigration. He pushed his plan to make mayors and councilmen of “sanctuary cities” criminally liable for any crimes committed by illegal immigrants in their jurisdiction. Jindal also reminded everyone that he was the only governor in the race who cut spending. Jindal also attacked everyone, but only mentioned four names: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. He also did it in a way that did not seem desperate. All in all, a great performance by Jindal that was only overshadowed by Cruz and he was the clear winner of Friday. Grade A.

Rick Perry: Perry gave all in all a pretty good speech. He talked about his humble upbringing, which I knew nothing about before hand. He talked his fights with the Obama administration as Texas governor. Common Core was a large segment of his speech as Perry reminded everyone that he was the only governor who opposed it from the beginning. Perry also attacked Trump on immigration. Although this was one of Perry’s better speeches, it came off as desperate. As far as many of the activists in attendance were concerned, Perry’s time had come and gone. He did nothing to change that narrative. Grade B.

Marco Rubio: This was an off day for the junior Senator from Florida. His jokes fell flat, his speech’s tone was that of a college lecture, and the audience really didn’t respond to him until the end. The speech itself focused a lot on the problems but he really didn’t offer many solutions. He essentially rehashed a lot of his stump speeches and it showed. When Rubio went into the crowd after his speech, the crowd really didn’t mob him the way they did Ted Cruz. Rubio is capable of doing much better and this has to be considered a missed opportunity for him. Grade C.  Source: AAN

Trump’s Illegal Immigration Crackdown

Quit bashing obama for doing nothing…

Quintin George

There must be a reason why  he was elected the President of the

US of A !

   Quit Bashing Obama!    by COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and

PATRICK RISHOR,  The Gilmer Mirror (Northeast Texas Newspaper)
        Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more

than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

    1.   First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
    2.   First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student,

then deny he was a foreigner.
    3.   First President to have a social security number from a state

he has never lived in.
    4.   First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the

 United States.
    5.   First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    6.   First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally

obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    7.   First President to require all Americans to purchase a product

 from a third party.
    8.   First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready”

jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
    9.   First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over

control of companies to his union supporters.
    10.   First President to by-pass Congress and implement the

Dream Act through executive fiat.
    11.   First President to order a secret amnesty program that

stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S.,

including those with criminal convictions.
    12.   First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion

to one of his political appointees.
    13.   First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
    14.   First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man

in space.
    15.   First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to

say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
    16.   First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without

being present.
    17.   First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law

unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    18.   First President to threaten insurance companies if they

publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    19.   First President to tell a major manufacturing company in

which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    20.   First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore

an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    21.   First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that

had been properly issued years ago.
    22.   First President to actively try to bankrupt an American

industry (coal).
    23.   First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps

for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    24.   First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected

officials in his office.
    25.   First President to surround himself with radical left wing

anarchists.
    26.   First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his

five years in office.
    27.   First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and

travel records.
    28.   First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing

NOTHING to earn it.
    29.   First President to go on multiple “global apology tours”

and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
    30.   First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition

 to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for

his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
    31.   First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded)

for his wife.
    32.   First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000

 a year at taxpayer expense.
    33.   First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at

 least once a week at taxpayer expense.
    34.   First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early

 morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most

beautiful sound on earth.
    35.   First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the

 American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
   
36.   First President to tell the military men and women that they

 should pay for their own private insurance because they

 “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
    37.   Then he was the First President to tell the members of

the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the

last suggestion.
    
    I feel much better now. I had been under the impression he

 hadn’t been doing ANYTHING.

 

 

 

INCREIBLE PROFECIA SOBRE CUBA

EN 1955 POR RAFAEL DIAZ-BALART

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Carlos Miyares

4:11 PM (59 minutes ago)
 Este Email es viejo pero vale la pena repetirlo para que las nuevas generaciones

conozcan la Historia de Cuba.  Chucho

PROFECIA SOBRE CUBA EN 1955 POR RAFAEL DIAZ-BALART

En la madrugada del 6 de mayo del 2005  falleció en la ciudad de Miami Rafael

Díaz-Balart .

Esté usted o no de acuerdo con su posición política a través de los años, es

asombroso revisar ahora, 60 años después, el profético discurso que pronunció

en la Cámara de Representantes de Cuba (mayo de 1955).

Esta alocución fue con motivo de la amnistía concedida a Fidel Castro , que cumplía

 condena en el Presidio de Isla de Pinos por el artero asalto al Cuartel Moncada el

26 de Julio de 1953

Discurso de Rafael Díaz-Balart hace 54 años atrás.

Señor Presidente y Señores Representantes:

He pedido la palabra para explicar mi voto, porque deseo hacer constar ante mis

compañeros legisladores, ante el pueblo de Cuba y ante la Historia , mi opinión y

 mi actitud en relación con la amnistía que esta Cámara acaba de aprobar y contra

la cual me he manifestado tan reiterada y enérgicamente.

No me han convencido en lo más mínimo los argumentos de la casi totalidad de

esta Cámara a favor de esa amnistía. Que quede bien claro que soy partidario

decidido de toda medida a favor de la paz y la fraternidad entre todos los Cubanos,

de cualquier partido político o de ningún partido, partidarios o adversarios del

gobierno. Y en ese espíritu sería igualmente partidario de esta amnistía o de cualquier

 otra amnistía. Pero una amnistía debe ser un instrumento de pacificación y de

fraternidad, debe formar parte de un proceso de desarme moral de las pasiones

y de los odios, debe ser una pieza en el engranaje de unas reglas de juego bien

definidas, aceptadas directa o indirectamente por los distintos protagonistas del

proceso que se está viviendo en una nación.

Y esta amnistía que acabamos de votar desgraciadamente es todo lo contrario.

Fidel Castro y su grupo han declarado reiterada y airadamente, desde la cómoda

cárcel en que se encuentran, que solamente saldrán de esa cárcel para continuar

 preparando hechos violentos, para continuar utilizando todos los medios en la

búsqueda del poder total al que aspiran. Se han negado a participar en todo

proceso de pacificación y amenazan por igual a los miembros del gobierno

que a los de la oposición que deseen caminos de paz , que trabajen a favor

de soluciones electorales y democráticas, que pongan en manos del pueblo

cubano la solución al actual drama que vive nuestra patria.

Ellos no quieren paz.

No quieren solución nacional de tipo alguno, no quieren democracia, ni

elecciones ni confraternidad.

Fidel Castro y su grupo solamente quieren una cosa: el poder, pero el poder

total, que les permita destruir definitivamente todo vestigio de Constitución

y de ley en Cuba , para instaurar la más cruel, la más bárbara tiranía, una tiranía

 que enseñaría al pueblo el verdadero significado de lo que es la tiranía, un

régimen totalitario, inescrupuloso, ladrón y asesino que sería muy difícil de

derrocar por lo menos en 20 años.

Porque Fidel Castro no es más que un psicópata fascista, que solamente podría

pactar desde el poder con las fuerzas del comunismo internacional, porque ya el

fascismo fue derrotado en la Segunda Guerra Mundial , y solamente el comunismo

le daría a Fidel el ropaje pseudo-ideológico para asesinar, robar, violar impunemente

todos los derechos y para

destruir en forma definitiva todo el acervo espiritual, histórico, moral y jurídico de

nuestra República.

Desgraciadamente, hay quienes desde nuestro propio gobierno tampoco desean

soluciones democráticas y electorales, porque saben que no pueden ser electos

 ni concejales en el más pequeño de nuestros municipios. Pero no quiero cansar

a mis compañeros representantes.

La opinión pública del país ha sido movilizada a favor de esta amnistía. Y los

principales jerarcas de nuestro gobierno no han tenido la claridad y la firmeza

necesarias para ver y decidir lo más conveniente al Presidente, al Gobierno y,

sobre todo, a Cuba. Creo que están haciéndole un flaco favor al Presidente, sus

ministros y consejeros que no han sabido mantenerse firmes frente a las presiones

de la prensa , la radio y la televisión.

Creo que esta amnistía, tan imprudentemente aprobada, traerá días, muchos días

de luto, de dolor, de sangre y de miseria al pueblo cubano, aunque ese propio pueblo

 no lo vea así en estos momentos.

Pido a Dios que la mayoría de ese pueblo y la mayoría de mis compañeros

 representantes aquí presentes, sean los que tienen la razón.
Pido a Dios que sea yo el que esté equivocado. 

 

 

The Blaze: MEDIA

Donald Trump Doesn’t Hide How He Really Feels After Fox News Host Megyn Kelly Returns From Vacation

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump reignited tension with the Fox News Channel Monday night by blasting primetime host Megyn Kelly following her return from a 10-day vacation. The real estate mogul wrote in a tweet that he thought “The Kelly File” was a better program without Kelly hosting the show.

Trump also retweeted several fans who slammed Kelly, including one in which an individual referred to her as a “bimbo.”

A Fox News spokesperson could not be reached for comment, but a representative for the cable-news network did previously say in a statement that Kelly’s vacation had been pre-scheduled and was not in connection to her feud with Trump.

Kelly has become the subject of criticism from Trump and his fans after she pressed him two weeks ago during the first GOP debate about derogatory comments he previously made toward women. For her part, Kelly has mostly refused to address the attacks, only saying that she stands by her questioning and would not apologize.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes had called Trump earlier this month to discuss his concerns with the network’s coverage of his campaign. He said in a statement that the air had been cleared. Nevertheless, Trump has continued to go after the cable news channel.

House Just Passed “Donald Trump Act” – Sends Big Message to Obama!

By TPIWriter |  

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is shining a massive spotlight on President Barack Obama’s amnesty agenda.

Trump knows that the border is so unprotected that dangerous criminals and terrorists can cross into America with ease.

That’s why the U.S. House of Representatives just issued a major defeat to Obama! Known as the “Donald Trump Act,” House Resolution 3099 takes direct aim at cities which don’t enforce federal laws about sanctuary cities.

The House passed it by an overwhelming 241-197 vote. This is a big deal!

Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times.

Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally at the expense of citizens.

“A refuge for whom? A sanctuary for whom?” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said. “A sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Or a refuge for a convicted felon with a 25-year-long criminal history?”

Democrats accused House Republicans of bringing up the bill in part because of real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s focus on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities; they dubbed the bill the “Donald Trump Act.”

“Just a few weeks into his campaign and Donald Trump has a bill on the floor of the House. That is better than some of the senators he’s running against.” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said mockingly.

Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/house-just-passed-donald-trump-act-sends-big-message-to-obama/#ixzz3jpuB4PS9

 

Orlando Sentinel: Orange School Board bans outside Bibles, Satanic materials in schools…

The Orange County School Board voted to restrict religious materials. (Video from Fox 35)

By Lauren RothOrlando Sentinelcontact the reporter

Board bans giveaways of Satanic materials, Bibles in schools

Materials ban was prompted by request from Satanic Temple group

Orange County students will no longer face the possibility of being offered Satanic coloring books or Bibles between classes under a new policy adopted by the School Board on Tuesday night.

The board has been considering such a change since a group called The Satanic Temple asked last fall for permission to distribute a Satanic coloring book and two fact sheets to Orange students.

But most of the debate Tuesday was over whether the board should ban just religious materials — or those from all outside groups.

The Satanic Temple wanted to give out this coloring book to Orange County students

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“That would be an injustice to groups that provide great programs to our students,” said board chair Bill Sublette, citing Little League, football teams, the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs as examples. “Some things are worth fighting for.”

Most of the speakers Tuesday encouraged the board to insulate itself against lawsuits by banning all outside materials.

“It is not the School Board’s job to promote religion of any kind,” said Warren Geltch of Orlando.

Comments

  • Handouts are advertising, religious or otherwise. Why would we require much less allow these in the schools? And handing out bibles? If you allow bibles, then all sould be allowed. But really, do you want to? “The board also Tuesday adopted a resolution asking the governor to delay…
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  •  A few others, including Conway Middle School seventh-grader Rhiannon Dodson, urged the board to leave the policy as is to encourage an exchange of ideas.

“Don’t bar kids from learning and growing,” she said. Nothing in the policy would prevent a teacher from using the Bible or other religious materials as historical documents in a class.

The Liberty Counsel, which is representing World Changers of Florida, the group that gave out the Bibles, has said that stopping groups from giving out religious materials in schools is unconstitutional, and that they intend to sue.

Board members, who said they are on solid legal ground, voted 7-1 to approve a policy based on those in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which allow passive distribution of some materials, but nothing that is religious, political or sectarian.

For three years, the district allowed Bibles to be distributed to students in schools based on a court decision that required a similar giveaway in Collier County schools.

The district also ended up letting in materials provided by an atheist group, the Central Florida Freethought Community, that sued in an attempt to stop the Bible giveaways.

But after the request from The Satanic Temple, the district cut off all religious-material distribution, pending a possible policy change.

After Tuesday’s decision, the organizer of the local Satanic Temple chapter said she was disappointed that it took her group’s request to prompt action.

Other than Christian groups, “they’d rather not have any other groups distribute materials,” said the organizer, who goes by the name Tabitha Burns out of concerns for her safety. “The message we’re putting forward is tolerance and personal liberty,” she said.

David Williamson, with the Central Florida Freethought Community, said the decision is a “victory for Orange County students” — if religious-materials giveaways do not return to schools.

The board also Tuesday adopted a resolution asking the governor to delay school and district grades, as well as hold students and teachers harmless for scores on this year’s new state tests.

The resolution asks for the accountability system to be fully funded, to minimize the number of tests student have to take and to ensure the tests they do take are grade-appropriate.

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