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Chinese State-Owned Chemical Firm Joins Dark Money Group Pouring Cash Into U.S. Elections

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Source:  The Intercept

Chinese State-Owned Chemical Firm Joins Dark Money Group Pouring Cash Into U.S. Elections

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Wanhua Chemical, a $10 billion chemical company controlled by the Chinese government, now has an avenue to influence American elections.

On Monday, Wanhua joined the American Chemistry Council, a lobby organization for chemical manufacturers that is unusually aggressive in intervening in U.S. politics.

The ACC is a prominent recipient of so-called dark money — that is, unlimited amounts of cash from corporations or individuals the origins of which are only disclosed to the IRS, not the public. During the 20122014, and 2016 election cycles, the ACC took this dark money and spent over $40 million of it on contributions to super PACs, lobbying, and direct expenditures. (Additional money flowed directly to candidates via the ACC’s political action committee.)

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DIGITAL KINGDOMS AND OUR FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

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    Author,  Chuck Frank
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The idea of freedom has been one big part of the American Dream for as long as I can remember.  It is a word that has been embedded in our culture for over two centuries and it was the reason why so many immigrants have fled their own countries to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

 For the cause of freedom, American soldiers have fought abroad in many wars but also for the purpose of preserving unity, liberty, and individual rights for all.  Notice, I did not include justice because that word  is far too ambiguous.  What may be just to one person may not be just for another. 

The times they are a changing.

Now taking the freedom factor a bit further, the framers of the U.S. Constitution insured the people’s freedoms by drafting the Bill of Rights which were the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and these tenets were generally meant to protect the common people, but not from those enemies abroad as much as it was to protect the people from their own government.  China and numerous countries do not have this protection.  Yet, this truth will not be found in ones elementary school textbook nor will it be found in any books that are
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Survival Prospects for ObamaCare in 2015

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new-logo25By Jane M. Orient, M.D.,

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“It may be years before a new beneficiary develops a serious illness and finds out that his policy is worthless.
• Come April, Americans will be having to tell the IRS about their insurance status, and pay an additional “tax” if it doesn’t meet requirements. Employers face onerous new reporting requirements come New Year’s Day, and the delayed employer mandate kicks in.”

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Now that Republicans have control of Congress, they could possibly keepObamacareHurt their promise to repeal ObamaCare—except for two immediate obstacles. One of course is the threat of the Presidential veto. Another is the already apparent willingness of craven politicians to surrender pre-emptively.

Once a government benefit is given, it becomes politically suicidal to take it back—at least in a way that people can see. There are likely a million or more Americans who are reveling in “having healthcare for the first time in their lives.” Or so the Administration’s messaging would have us believe. People are not yet onto the difference between having an insurance card and getting prompt medical attention. More

The fact of Ebola now uncontained internationally requires action. What action?

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new-logo25Dick Eastman M.S., M.A.

 

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Action for what purpose? A debate.

Does Ebola deserve the attention it’s been getting lately? Is it as dangerous as some so-called “alarmists” (e.g., Mike Adams, Donald Trump, etc.) are suggesting? Or is it the easily manageable threat others (like the CDC) are proclaiming? Actually, the truth may lie somewhere in the middle.

Ebola as a contagious disease deserves appropriate action. The disease exists and it is on the loose. But there something else in play here. The disease is obviously not being handled intelligently and those whom are generally thought to be the responsible authorities, government, American medicine and the Center for Disease Control are clearly not taking measures to address this un-contained fatal virus.

This president who signed in a medical reform bill that seems to have been written for the profit of the financial sector and the big pharmaceutical companies has not taken the steps that must be taken now. A national quarantine of everyone — with absolute minimization of contact, including schools and, simultaneously, the closing airports and border crossings — except for minimum personal contact imports, say from container ships or trucks carrying products in which the truck drivers are limited in whom they may contact. The system will not be perfect and there is no time to perfect it – it simply must be done now — while containment is still possible. With an incubation period of 20 days and people exposed wandering freely about right now, the option of containment as I have described will not be open for long.

Yes, infectious disease experts may know the most about the viruses that cause Ebola virus disease (EVD) and the other hemorrhagic fever diseases; scientific facts are always preferable to unfounded theories and worst-case prognostication; and some people do attempt to profit/benefit from the hysteria that comes from potential threats. More

The IRS and Your Health

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new-logo25Contributor &  author:  Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of  Association of American Physicians and Surgeons,    (see Dr. Orient’s bio at the bottom of this release)

Interview – Contact Dr. Orient directly  at (520) 323-3110 or janeorientmd@gmail.com  (reporters and  journalists welcome!)

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As Americans watch  congressional hearings on the Internal Revenue Service, they should ask  themselves what this enormously powerful, corrupt, politically motivated agency  might do with its new job of administering ObamaCare….

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The IRS and Your Health

By Author-Contributor Jane M.  Orient, M.D., http://www.drjaneorient.com/credentials.php

jpeg bryantAs Americans watch congressional  hearings on the Internal Revenue Service, they should ask themselves what this  enormously powerful, corrupt, politically motivated agency might do with its new  job of administering ObamaCare.

We have heard testimony from  those whose tax exemption was delayed or denied, or who underwent abusive  audits, or faced seizure of their accumulated earnings, apparently because  someone viewed them as opponents to the Powers.

The people who are testifying  are obviously still alive.

What if this agency had the  power to control access to medical care?

Of course, it will not have this  power under ObamaCare. Not exactly. These are the powers that it will  have:

The IRS will decide whether you  get a subsidy to buy the increasingly expensive health coverage mandated under  the law. Since that coverage could cost a third of your income, its  “affordability” obviously depends on whether other taxpayers have to help pay  for it. And by the way, the subsidy doesn’t go to you—it goes to the Plan. To  qualify, the Plan has to please the Administration. It has to allocate enough  for politically correct “prevention” (such as abortions) and not too much to  services that lead to “disparity” (such as hip fractures in the  elderly).

The IRS will determine which  insurers will survive. A Plan that is not eligible for subsidies is likely to  die for want of enough customers. The Administration has a record of picking  winners (its cronies) and losers (its opponents).

The IRS will influence the  chances that your job will survive. Your employer may be hit with ruinous fines  for not having benefits that qualify or for having workers who apply for  subsidies on the Exchange. As the rules are impossibly complex, government  agencies have a lot of discretion, which can be used to reward and to  punish. More

The Courts and the IRS: Jeff Maehr returns

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The IRS: Jurisdiction over you?

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