This Week in the World Affairs Brief:

OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

Obama has given de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, a patently illegal and unconstitutional action and none of the officials in charge of our constitutional checks and balances have the will to stop it. This is proof that the Constitution is essentially dead. Senate Democrats have the votes to block any impeachment attempt now and liberal Republicans will stop it even when the GOP has the majority in the Senate next year. This week, I’ll discuss why none of the other tactics available to Republicans will work and why the GOP leadership is likely to sabotage the entire showdown as they have in the past. I’ll also take you through the murky provisions of this amnesty to demonstrate why it won’t be limited to the claimed 5 million illegals. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

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Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning

posted by askousen - Saturday, November 22 2014
Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China." — Yahoo News

Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

posted by askousen - Saturday, November 22 2014
Back in March, at a time when the IMF reported that Ukraine's official gold holdings as of the end of February, so just as the State Department-facilitated coup against former president Victor Yanukovich was concluding, amounted to 42.3 tonnes or 8% of reserves..we reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that according to at least one source, "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US." — ZeroHedge

Obama's amnesty: Your guide to the gimmicks

posted by askousen - Saturday, November 22 2014
...The plan trotted out by Mr. Obama on Thursday night doesn't change the gimmicks used for years to promote "comprehensive immigration reform": * Securing the border first. (Disregard the massive influx this year.) * Prioritizing criminals. (Ignore the 36,000 released by immigration officials last year, including almost 200 convicted killers, also the 167,000 criminals still awaiting deportation.) * Requiring background checks. (Mostly perfunctory and backlogged and proven to overlook offenders.) * Paying back taxes. (Actually applies only to those previously sent an IRS audit bill. Nobody else has to catch up.) * Paying fines and fees. (The DACA program says fees cannot be "waived," but then grants "exemptions" from fees instead.) * Learning English. (In practice, filled with loopholes.)Going to the back of the line. (Actually, there's no line involved.) — Washington Times

Caesar Obama

posted by askousen - Friday, November 21 2014
...Thus does our constitutional law professor-president "faithfully execute" the laws of the United States he has twice swore to uphold? Our rogue president has crossed an historic line, and so has the republic. Future presidents will cite the "Obama precedent" when they declare they will henceforth not enforce this or that law, because of a prior commitment to some noisy constituency. We have just taken a monumental step away from republicanism toward Caesarism. For this is rule by diktat, the rejection of which sparked the American Revolution. — Patrick Buchanan/WND

Questions for Loretta Lynch's Senate confirmation hearings

posted by askousen - Friday, November 21 2014
Within hours of realizing that his party lost control of the U.S. Senate last week, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an outstanding and apolitical professional, to be the next attorney general. The current attorney general, Eric Holder Jr., announced his resignation last month. Ms. Lynch is sure to be confirmed by either the current Democrat-controlled Senate this fall or by the newly constituted Republican-controlled Senate early next year - and she should be. But the process of confirming her should capture the interest of all Americans concerned about the loss of personal freedoms in our present-day Orwellian world, in which the Obama administration has killed innocent Americans, spied on trillions of conversations and emails without probable cause, and declined to enforce laws with which it disagrees. Republican senators have a duty to ask her probing questions. — Andrew Napolitano/Washington Times

Plumbing the Depths of NSA's Spying

posted by askousen - Friday, November 21 2014
The complexity of the National Security Agency's spying programs has made some of its ex-technical experts the most dangerous critics since they are among the few who understand the potential totalitarian risks involved, as ex-NSA analyst William Binney showed in an interview with journalist Lars Schall. — Consortium News

Why the US Postal Service Turned Spy

posted by askousen - Friday, November 21 2014
...Even if the feds don't open your mail, they can track it without a warrant. A postal "mail cover" provides police and investigative agencies with a written record of all data appearing on the exterior envelope or packaging of any class of mail you receive. The Postal Service doesn't open correspondence to create a mail cover. Therefore, Fourth Amendment limitations on search and seizure don't apply. No warrant is required. But mail covers seem pretty tame, thanks to a new program called the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking (MICT) program. The Postal Service now photographs the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States – about 160 billion pieces in 2012. — Nestmann.com

Obama immigration action 'slap in the face,' top GOP lawmakers say

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
...Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul sent the president the letter to register their objections and pleading with him to work with them instead on legislation. "Let's secure the border, enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States, and build a broad consensus for immigration reform," the two said. "Otherwise, as the chairmen of the committees with oversight over border security and our nation's immigration laws, we will be forced to use the tools afforded to Congress by the Constitution to stop your administration from successfully carrying out your plan." — Washington Times

This Obama Speech Will Be Selectively Televised

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
Normally a sitting president wants the widest possible audience for any televised speech he makes. But not Barack Obama when it comes to immigration and his version of amnesty. According to the Washington Post, Obama did not make the customary request for broadcast time for his speech tonight from the major networks. So ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox won't be airing it. But Obama has timed his address to come at the start of the second hour of the Latin Grammys, an immensely popular award show on Univision, which was watched by 10 million people last year. Univision, whose Spanish-language programmers have long been friendly collaborators with the White House on its propaganda efforts, will delay the second half of the awards show so it can air Obama's 15-minute speech and then switch back to the music. — National Review

Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. — Yahoo

Coincidence? Obama to Announce Executive Amnesty on National Revolution Day in Mexico

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
The Mexican Revolution, began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade. The United States, Mexico's northern neighbor, was significantly affected by the human dislocation that resulted: if someone did not want to fight, the only alternative was to leave the country-and over 890,000 Mexicans did just that by legally emigrating during the second decade of the 20th century. — The Gateway Pundit

The CIA wants to destroy thousands of internal emails covering spy operations and other activities

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
A CIA plan to erase tens of thousands of its internal emails - including those sent by virtually all covert and counterterrorism officers after they leave the agency - is drawing fire from Senate Intelligence Committee members concerned that it would wipe out key records of some of the agency's most controversial operations. — Yahoo News

Obamacare's Subscriber Rolls Include Unpublicized Dental Plans

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
...Federal officials said in September they had 7.3 million people enrolled in coverage through new government-run insurance exchanges. They didn’t distinguish between medical and dental plans, breaking from previous practice without notice. Blending dental and medical plans let the administration assert that enrollment remained greater than 7 million, the original projection of the Congressional Budget Office. The move also partly obscured the attrition of more than 1 million in the number of people enrolled in medical insurance. — Bloomberg

Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah residents who spoke at a legislative committee hearing Wednesday agreed. — AP

Gunman opens fire in Florida State University library; 3 wounded

posted by askousen - Thursday, November 20 2014
...One of the injured students is in critical condition and another is stable at Tallahassee Memorial hospital, the hospital said. The third victim, who was grazed by a bullet, was treated and released at the scene. Officers from the Florida State and Tallahassee police departments responded within 3 to 5 minutes of the first reports of gunfire, according to Mayor-elect Andrew Gillum. — CNN

Brooks County: Illegal Immigrants on the Rise

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
...Vickers said he is seeing a stream of illegal immigrants. He and the Texas Border Volunteers are gearing up for another massive wave. "My feeling is and the intel that I'm receiving from law enforcement is that we're going to see a new surge. A new surge of traffic coming through," said the doctor. Vickers said President Obama's talk of executive action on immigration could be looked at as an open invitation to people south of the border to make their way north. "Every time he opens his mouth about immigration and what he's gonna do, there's a huge negative impact on us that live out here along the border, especially in the rural areas where all the smuggling trails are," said Vickers. — KRGV

Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
...Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks as the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case. Private lessons and concealed-carry training classes at the store near the St. Louis airport are full through the end of the year. Other dealers report comparable sales spikes, similar to the increases reported soon after the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. The owner of a tactical-supply store says law enforcement officers are also buying more gear. — KFVS

'This is my jail': Corruption case goes to trial

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
..."Whatever I say is law," White, a member of the gang that took root in Baltimore's jails in the 1990s, proclaimed in a call a month later. "Like I am the law." Black Guerilla Family members worked with guards to smuggle drugs and cellphones - crucial for the gang to conduct business on the outside - into the jail and other correctional facilities, according to a 2013 federal indictment charging White, 16 other inmates and 27 correctional officers with conspiracy, drug distribution or money laundering charges. Prosecutors also say the ring involved sex between inmates and guards, which led to four officers becoming pregnant. — SF Chronicle

Ferguson: video shows Darren Wilson arresting man for recording him

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
Video footage has emerged showing Darren Wilson – the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri – threatening and arresting a resident who refused to stop filming him with a cellphone. — The Guardian

U.S. Senate Votes Against Freedom in the USA (Again)

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
The U.S. Senate yesterday voted against a motion to allow a vote on the USA Freedom Act, which proposed to end NSA/CIA spying on American citizens who are in no way suspected of being criminals or terrorists. "CIA and NSA surveillance continues unfettered," announced a UPI headline. Yay! The senators cited "growing terrorist threats" as their reason for voting against American freedom this time. — Lew Rockwell

Maybe You Aren't Actually Gluten Intolerant. Maybe You're Just Poison Intolerant.

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
..."Standard wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest Pre-harvest application of the herbicide Roundup and other herbicides containing the deadly active ingredient glyphosate to wheat and barley as a desiccant was suggested as early as 1980. It has since become routine over the past 15 years and is used as a drying agent 7-10 days before harvest within the conventional farming community" — Daisy Luther/Lew Rockwell

Doctor Discusses Truth About Glyphosate and Chronic Kidney Disease

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
Monsanto's favorite agro-chemical is causing chronic kidney failure in countries throughout the world. While the biotech giant has tried to keep this information from spreading into public awareness, like their chemicals that leach into the soil and taint our food, the truth cannot be stopped. Dr. Jeff Ritterman explains just how injurious Roundup Ready chemicals and glyphosate truly are. — Natural Society.com

Finally! World's Largest GMO Safety Study Launched

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
...This study, called Factor GMO, will include three important aspects of measurement to decide if GMOs are truly safe: carcinogenicity, toxicity and multi-generational outcomes. These three important ways of researching GE crops will help experts to determine if Roundup Ready GM maize, and other GM crops grown with glyphosate herbicide are truly safe for public and animal consumption. The public is also encouraged to help fund the study and to help determine if the main herbicide (which currently funds more than 20% of Monsanto's profits annually) should be allowed to remain on the agricultural market. Thus far, there have been solitary studies, but no wide-spread measure of the true level of glyphosate-based herbicide toxicity levels - the main chemical agriculture uses to grow much of our food. — Natural Society.com

Biotech Bully: Monsanto Sues State over Newly Victorious GMO Ban

posted by askousen - Wednesday, November 19 2014
On November 4th, citizens of the Hawaiian island Maui successfully voted to prohibit any growth and testing or cultivation of genetically modified crops until scientific studies prove their safety. The measure is also meant to halt any genetic modification and engineering operations in the county until said study was conducted. But now, biotech giants Monsanto and Dow have fearfully threatened to sue Maui, subsequently leading a federal judge to put a halt on the measure....The case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren, who earlier this year declared a Kauai County law regulating genetically modified crops was invalid because it was superseded by state law. While that's going on, the Maui initiative's authors sued the county in state court Wednesday to ensure the county implements the law. — Natural Society.com

Human Sacrifices for Gun Control

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
...Among its other virtues, Aitken's book is a maddeningly detailed tale of how infuriatingly unfair and even clearly illegally judges and prosecutors can behave, with a man's life as their plaything, and how impotent the innocent are to fight back. For just one example, a prosecutor at one point in the proceedings tried to knock down the argument that the 1986 federal Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) could apply to Aitken since he wasn't moving from one state to another, at the same time admitting/agreeing that he was moving from one city in Jersey to another—clearly making him eligible for the exception in NJS 2C:39-6e that the Judge refused to tell the jury about. — Reason

Space junk or satellite killer? Russian UFO intrigues astronomers

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
...For the past few weeks, amateur astronomers and satellite-trackers in Russia and the west have followed the unusual manoeuvres of Object 2014-28E in the skies, watching it guide itself towards other Russian space objects in a pattern that appeared to culminate last weekend in a rendezvous with the remains of the rocket stage that launched it. ...As far back as 2007, the Chinese showed they had the ability to shoot down satellites with rockets and in 2008 the US demonstrated it had the same capability. More recently, in May this year, a Chinese satellite known as Shijian 15 began to exhibit unusual propulsion capabilities and eventually intercepted another Chinese satellite, Shijian 7. — Financial Times

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show. At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice. At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers and more, court records show. — NY Times

State, federal insurance sites face first-day hiccups

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
...Just as the federal log in issues appeared resolved Saturday afternoon, issues on state-run sites cropped up. Across the U.S. state-run exchanges were having mixed success enrolling people. Washington state had to take its exchange offline to resolve a problem in which 2015 tax credit amounts were being incorrectly calculated for customers. In Colorado, plans that include cost-sharing subsidies weren't showing up for broker Louise Norris, who also got frequent error messages as she navigated the site. — USA Today

Ferguson protesters decry report officer Wilson may return to work

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
Activists protesting the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri expressed anger on Saturday after the city's police chief said the officer could return to work if a grand jury does not charge him criminally. — Reuters

U.S. weighs expanded CIA training, arming of Syrian allies struggling against Assad

posted by askousen - Monday, November 17 2014
The Obama administration has been weighing plans to escalate the CIA's role in arming and training fighters in Syria, a move aimed at accelerating covert U.S. support to moderate rebel factions while the Pentagon is preparing to establish its own training bases, U.S. officials said. The proposed CIA buildup would expand a clandestine mission that has grown substantially over the past year, U.S. officials said. The agency now vets and trains about 400 fighters each month - as many as are expected to be trained by the Pentagon when its program reaches full strength late next year. — Washington Post