Thursday, July 23, 2015

The First Family Detail By Ronald Kessler

Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Ronald Kessler's THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents presents new revelations about the agency charged with protecting the president and gives readers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at our nation's leaders.

Presidents, vice presidents and presidential candidates perform for the public and the media. What the nation's leaders - Republicans and Democrats - are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front-row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children. Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL tells the often shocking, uncensored story.

Award-winning investigative reporter Ronald Kessler broke the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. Kessler revealed that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. More recently, a four-person panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security to recommend Secret Service reforms consulted Kessler before issuing its report.

From observing Vice President Joe Biden's reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country's safety, to enduring Hillary Clinton's nastiness, to escorting Bill Clinton's blond mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama's admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon's friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.

  • President Obama's decision to appoint veteran Secret Service agent Joseph P. Clancy as the new director of the agency guarantees that the Secret Service's security lapses will continue. 
  • Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.  
  • Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress who lives near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York. Within minutes of Hillary Clinton's leaving, the woman - code-named Energizer by agents - shows up to be with Bill and stays every day while the presidential candidate is away.  
  • Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service.
  •  The Secret Service covered up the fact that President Ronald Reagan's White House staff overruled the agency to let unscreened spectators get close to Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton, allowing John W. Hinckley Jr. to shoot the president.  
  • Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies. 
  • Secret Service director Mark Sullivan diverted agents from protecting President Obama and his family at the White House and ordered them instead to protect his assistant at her home and illegally retrieve confidential law-enforcement records as a favor to her.
  • Secret Service agents were ordered to ignore security rules and allow the SUV carrying actor Bradley Cooper to drive unscreened into a secure restricted area when President Obama was about to deliver his speech at the White House correspondents' dinner.
  • Vice President Joe Biden has racked up costs to taxpayers of a million dollars to fly to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two. His office tried to cover up the costs of the personal trips.
  • Because the Secret Service refused to provide enough magnetometers at his campaign events, Mitt Romney regularly left himself open to assassination by giving speeches to crowds that had not been screened.
  • Vice President Joe Biden swims nude at his residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware, offending female Secret Service agents.
About the Author: Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the FBI, In the President's Secret Service, and The CIA at War. A former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards: one for national reporting and one for community service. He was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Page Six article.

Monday, July 20, 2015

John Casey: Earth is on its Way to a Thirty-Year Cold Spell

A scientist and the author of a book and new documentary that suggests the earth is on its way to a thirty-year cold spell thinks a recent claim of an upcoming mini ice age holds some merit. Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, author John Casey says that Earth is headed for a cold spell, which is what researchers in the United Kingdom concluded in a study led by Valentina Zharkova.

"This is of course in stark contrast to the propaganda we've heard about manmade global warming since 1988 but the Zharkova team's research is very closely matching what we announced back in 2007 in terms of a new global cold era," says Casey who argues that climate change is a natural occurrence based on the sun's cycles. In other words, Mr. Casey and Miss Zharkova are scientists, not "political scientists" and hysterical frauds.

Climate change has been a volatile issue for years, even amongst leading scientists and researchers from other disciplines. Even the Pope has jumped on the climate change bandwagon. In his new documentary film, Dark Winter, scientist John Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant and space shuttle engineer, tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the sun. 

"What we're saying is strictly follow natural cycles of the sun, which is basically what Dr. Zharkova's team has come up with, looking at it from a different angle," Casey says. "For example, for eighteen years now we've had no global warming, yet that is an impossibility, according to the greenhouse gas theory. Yet, our theories of solar-driven climate research and that of Dr. Zharkova's team, they should be saying, 'the sun is really in charge, and using those models we have been over 90% accurate.'"

Science is the search for truth about the natural world around us and the cosmos above. Scientists make observations, collect data, and form theories to make sense of them. As additional observations are made and additional data is collected, scientists learn new facts, and they adjust their theories accordingly. That's the way science has traditionally worked, and how it's supposed to work, because otherwise we are not increasing our body of knowledge, but clinging instead to discredited superstitions. It's why they call them "discoveries."

The "greenhouse gas theory" of climatology has been discredited, debunked - exposed as the fraud it is and always was.  Yet greenstremists and their leftwing political patrons continue to cling to it and demand that modern Western civilization destroy itself and revert to the Stone Age (except for the leftwing party elites, of course) in obeisance to it. But, perhaps too late, perhaps just in time, scientific fact and truth is getting out, as the dire economic consequences have sunk in.

Not that we're thrilled about the notion of a mini-Ice Age, you understand.  But making large sacrifices to "save the planet" is a lot more palatable if the threat is actually real, and understood to be a force of nature and not a result of our own puny existence.  And the (partial) counter to an ice age - INCREASING greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - wouldn't require such huge sacrifices, and to the extent it did, we'd be much better able to afford them.

But we've lost a lot of precious time, as Mr. Casey said eight months ago: If Dark Winter is right, that means the nation is busily preparing for the wrong calamity. "We don't have ten years," Casey warns. "We've squandered during President Obama's administration eight years... and we didn't have eight years to squander."

The worst of the cooling cycle, Casey predicts, will hit in the late 2020s and the early 2030s. Food riots will break out, demand for heating oil will spike, and the failure of the corn crop will put the squeeze on ethanol. He even predicts the United States will ban agricultural exports to feed its own citizens. "My theory tells you when it will be cold... and it is the cold that kills."

About the Author: John Casey is the President of the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), a leading independent research organization in Orlando, Florida. The SSRC specializes in the science and plan­ning for the next climate change to decades of cold weather, including its predicted concurrent ill-effects of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The SSRC is the pri­mary U.S. advocate for national and global preparedness for this next cold-climate era. Mr. Casey is a former national space policy advisor to the White House and Con­gress, a space shuttle engineer, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and consultant to or president of several leading-edge technology start-ups.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gun Control in the Third Reich By Stephen Halbrook

Gun Control in the Third Reich

The definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime used gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power.

By Stephen P. Halbrook

With all of the gun violence in recent history - Charleston, Baltimore and Chicago, to name a few - gun control is more than just a hot topic in America today. The Second Amendment - the right of the people to keep and bear arms - is key to the very foundation of our democracy. Gun control crusaders reject America's heritage of liberty as enshrined in the Second Amendment but they also ignore the lessons of history, according to GUN CONTROL IN THE THIRD REICH: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" by Stephen P. Halbrook, the first book to address the Nazi firearms laws and policies that disarmed German citizens, in particular political opponents and Jews.

Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspaper reports, Gun Control in the Third Reich shows how disarming political opponents was a categorical imperative of the National Socialist regime. Nazi officials consolidated their power by disarming those they dubbed "enemies of the state" and ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by all groups the National Socialist regime disfavored.

Stephen P. Halbrook shows how Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Werner Best, Wilhelm Frick, and other members of the Nazi hierarchy were deeply involved in this process. National Socialist firearms laws and policies, together with hysteria created against Jewish firearm owners, played a key role in laying the groundwork for the eradication of German Jewry.

Gun Control in the Third Reich shows how the liberal Weimar Republic adopted Germany's first comprehensive gun control laws in 1928 and soon required registration of all firearms - followed by a campaign to confiscate unregistered guns. After taking power in 1933, the National Socialist Party seized firearms from political opponents and raided Jewish quarters. The Gestapo, the German secret police, banned independent gun clubs and denied firearm permits to Jews.

Halbrook shows how Hitler's 1938 gun control law benefitted Nazi Party members but denied firearm ownership to opponents of the National Socialist regime. Himmler decreed punishment of twenty years in a concentration camp for possession of a firearm by a Jew.

Gun Control in the Third Reich shows how the systematic disarming of Germany's Jews preceded the demolition of synagogues and businesses, and the incarcerations of Kristallnacht in November 1938. Halbrook poses crucial questions about events during World War II. Did the disarming of Germans prevent an armed partisan movement against Hitler?

Today gun control crusaders such as President Obama and Dianne Feinstein ignore the Second Amendment and exploit tragedies from Columbine to Sandy Hook to Charleston in order to promote their agenda of gun bans, restrictions, and registration regimes. Gun Control in the Third Reich provides a timely and long overdue historical perspective on the disastrous effects of disarming a population.

About the Author:
Stephen P. Halbrook is a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute who has argued and won three constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Halbrook is the author of eight books. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. His popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, San Antonio Express-News, Environmental Forum, USA Today, and Washington Times, and he has appeared on numerous national TV/radio programs. American Spectator review.