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THE WOLF, THE BEAR and THE LAMBS: What Do Putin and Hitler Have in Common?

In the latest FIREWALL, Bill shows why you don’t have to look very far very back at all to see ugly echoes of an ugly time.

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THE WOLF, THE BEAR and THE LAMBS

Hi everybody – I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall!

One of the complaints leveled against Conservatives by Progressives is that we’re always looking backwards. Why always so locked in the past? Why so obsessed with history? Why always looking behind us? Why not look forward?

There’s actually a very simple explanation for that. You see, the past exists. And the future doesn’t. Not yet, anyway. That’s why progress isn’t always good. We could be progressing forward off a cliff. Or into the room where the murderer is hiding. Or out into the water where the shark is. And since we can’t know where we are going, the best we can do is to see if we can learn anything from where we have been.

 

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Ukraine orders pro-Russian rebels out of Donetsk with threat of ‘precision weaponry

Kiev has ordered pro-Russian rebels occupying buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk to flee or face “precision weaponry,” a Ukrainian government spokesman told Fox News.

The Ukrainian government said the pro-Russia separatist militants in Donetsk have until 4 p.m. local time to leave the buildings they are occupying.

A spokesman with Ukraine’s “anti-terror operation” said that if the rebels do not leave the buildings, those targets would be “hit with precision weaponry.”

Fox News also confirmed from another source that Ukraine may use military action Tuesday against the pro-Russian rebels on the same day Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko said in an interview that the military operation in Donetsk would be over in “a matter of hours.”

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claim that at least 30 of their colleagues have been killed after a day of heavy fighting in the city of Donetsk that included airstrikes against insurgents who attempted to seize the city’s airport.

A rebel fighter, who wouldn’t give his name because of security concerns, told the Associated Press outside a hospital in Donetsk that 30 bodies of his fellow insurgents were delivered there.

He said the truck carrying the bodies was still parked outside the hospital, waiting for explosives experts to check it for any unexploded ordnance.

 

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Sen. Cruz Questions FBI Director James Comey on IRS Investigation

Dr. Ben Carson’s Welfare Critique Earns Enthusiastic Response on The View

On “The View” Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson received an enthusiastic response from the audience—and one of the hosts—after comments about the destructive nature of our current welfare system.

Carson explained to the hosts his critical position on welfare, arguing that it was ultimately hurting the poor more than helping them.

When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors. When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, “There there, you poor little thing… Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.” What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out.

Many in the crowd applauded and even one of the hosts, actor Terry Crews, joined in, saying, “I agree.”

Whoopi Goldberg responded by citing her own experience as a welfare mother and arguing that the system inherently encouraged people to move out of it:

I don’t feel bad about being a welfare mother because I contribute as an American. Because the welfare system is so bizarre, you can’t work, they don’t allow you to work because they take the money from you. So if we fix the system so that it doesn’t hurt the people, maybe they’ll get better.

Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who has signaled recently that he is strongly considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. During the conversation on “The View,” he suggested that while he did not want to run, he might if a viable conservative candidate did not emerge.

Welfare discussion begins at 6:50.

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“Good Cause” is Bad Law

The U.S. Ninth Circuit of Appeals struck down the requirement that California residents had to prove “good cause” in order to obtain a concealed carry firearms license. Now it’s a question of what happens next. “There is an epic battle going on right now for the future of the Second Amendment,” says Civil Rights Attorney Chuck Michel. And this could very well be the next major Second Amendment case to go before the Supreme Court.

At least 11 killed in eastern Ukraine as violence spikes ahead of election

At least 11 killed in eastern Ukraine as violence spikes ahead of election

At least 11 people have died in an attack on a military checkpoint in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine as growing violence threatens to disrupt Sunday’s presidential election. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirms to Fox News that there was an attack. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw 11 bodies at the Ukrainian military checkpoint in the village… Read more →

Dozens of Texas communities with less than 90 days of water

BANDERA COUNTY, Texas — Joe Mooneyham no longer grows any flowers or plants in his backyard. Instead, the Pebble Beach resident in Bandera County is nursing a quiet optimism that it will all come back.

“I haven’t watered since September of last year,” Mooneyham said. “Everything was just emerald green.”

He misses the greenery, the deer and the water.

Medina Lake, which used to send gentle waves lapping at his backyard dock, has receded more than a mile and a quarter away.

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Pacifist Constitution? Japan moves to restore military might

Japan’s pacifist constitution could be under threat, lawmakers agreed on moves to restore the country’s military might. Japan is surrounded by military bases and hosts several used by the US Navy. 

Mitch McConnell Calls Reid’s  Proposal To Amend the Constitution a ‘Gag Order’

On the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) campaign finance constitutional amendment proposal a “gag order” that will “muzzle” American’s freedom of speech.

McConnell reasoned that freedom of speech and debate is what drives the marketplace of ideas, not laws. But Reid argued that without laws, democracy will succumb to a “hostile takeover” from the wealthy, like the Koch brothers. Reid said, “[T]he flood of special interest money into our American democracy is one of the greatest threats our system of government has ever faced. Let’s keep our elections from becoming speculative ventures for the wealthy and put a stop to the hostile takeover of our democratic system by a couple of billionaire oil barons.”

An excerpt from McConnell’s speech:

It’s a gag order — a gag order on the American people that we represent. Instead of robust, free-wheeling debates about the important issues of the day, we get bizarre monologues about the Democrats’ latest villains. We get silly, shameful attacks on private citizens. So in one sense, it’s fitting that the majority leader announced today he wants to rewrite the Constitution. I mean, at least you have to give them marks for consistency. They are already muzzling our constituents by blocking amendments. Now, they want to muzzle them even more by changing the Bill of Rights. This is completely out of control. Even if the democratic majority doesn’t like our ideas or those of our constituents, the answer isn’t to take away their constitutionally guaranteed right to speak their minds. The answer isn’t — isn’t — to shut down their representatives’ ability to influence legislation through amendment. The answer, my friend, is to come up with better amendments. Come up with better amendments. The answer is to actually convince people in a free and open marketplace of ideas that you’re right. Why are Washington Democrats so afraid of a free and open exchange of ideas? What are they afraid of? Do they have that little faith in the judgment of the people we represent?

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A preview of his (Reid’s) speech:

The Kochs’ bid for a hostile takeover of American democracy is calculated to make themselves even richer. Yet the Kochs and their Republican followers in Congress continue to assert that these hundreds of millions of dollars are free speech. For evidence of that, look no further than the Republican Leader, who has flat out said, ‘in our society, spending is speech.’….I urge my colleagues to support this constitutional amendment — to rally behind our democracy. I understand what we Senate Democrats are proposing is no small thing — amending our Constitution is not something we take lightly. But the flood of special interest money into our American democracy is one of the greatest threats our system of government has ever faced. Let’s keep our elections from becoming speculative ventures for the wealthy and put a stop to the hostile takeover of our democratic system by a couple of billionaire oil barons.

 

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You’re not crazy. The Obama Administration will just keep GASLIGHTING you until you think you are. Bill Whittle brings his breakout series FIREWALL, complete with a new look, to TruthRevolt Originals. 

 

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