Why I Believe we Never Landed a man on the Moon

I am as patriotic as the next guy about our country, the United States of America. The problem I have is that the citizens work for the government, not the government working for it’s citizens as it should be.

NASA has been and always will be a government and military entity funded by taxes of the American citizens solely for the purpose of keeping contracts going to giant corporate contractors who initiate kickbacks to certain individuals within NASA and the American Government. This is a well known fact within the government contracting circle…at least for those contractors willing to take a chance.

Example: as a former private military contractor employee I was in charge of ordering hundreds of thousands of dollars of material to complete work orders on surface vessels for the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army. If a blueprint material list specified a particular vendor by name for a particular item, I had to use that vendor. If no vendor was identified then I could use resources I was familiar with as long as their products met the specified mil-specs.

I am not going to get into why this was so, but I will say it wasn’t because the listed vendor had a better product.

If we had not gone to the moon when we were supposed the United States would have lost the space race with Russia along with trillions of dollars of contracts to these military contracting firms for the research and development of material for NASA and the military which takes advantage and control of all new developments. What did you think the US Patent Office was for?

With all of this in mind I urge you to watch the following video. It’s about two hours, but I think you will keep watching once you begin. I did.

The Apollo moon footage is authentic, don’t blink.

Did Google help Hillary Clinton win the Popular vote?

There has been tremendous turmoil in the United States since the election of Donald Trump as President. The Democratic party has mounted an almost unbelievable and sometimes violent campaign to have Trump ousted from office. Even Barack and Michele Obama have turned from what they originally stated about working with the new administration to working totally against it.

Could Google be playing a part in all of this and could they have played a part in Clinton’s popular vote issue? Keep reading, it gets better.

Supposedly, at least by the election figures, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by around 3 million votes, but I found something interesting while doing some research. Below is an article listed on Google Search on December 20, 2016:

3-million-votesThis we are all quite aware, however, I was not aware of the next article posted on September 12, 2016:

votesQuite a coincidence I would say.

Now, getting back to Google’s part. I found an article posted in September of 2016 as well of Google’s bias towards Hillary Clinton in research done also by Robert Epstein:

google-biasI find all of this very interesting especially with all of the hoopla about Russian interference with the 2016 election. It would appear there is collusion by Google as well so shouldn’t they be investigated also?

By clicking on the pictures you can read the entire articles.

The follow is from an article on Slate.com.

As early as 2010, researchers at Harvard University started finding evidence that Google’s search rankings were not so objective, favoring its own products over those of competitors. A Federal Trade Commission investigation into the conglomerate in 2012 also indicated evidence that the company was using its monopoly power to help its own businesses. So it’s no secret that Google search results aren’t a font of objective and unbiased information. Now, as we enter into prime-time politics season in the U.S., the searching for candidates is heating up.  So what do Google’s biased search results mean for the election and for democracy itself?

Google is not fair; it favors some candidates, and it opposes others. And so far, it seems to prefer Democrats.

Our crowd sourced analysis of Google search results on Dec. 1 for the names of 16 presidential candidates revealed that Democrats fared better than Republicans when it came to supportive and positive sites within the first page of results. Democrats had, on average, seven favorable search results in those top 10, whereas GOP candidates had only 5.9. (Source: Slate.com)

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Democratic Leader: Following the law is Meaningless

In an interview with CNN News, Democratic leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, made a comment about President Donald Trump’s executive order on the Affordable Care Act (source: Fox News) ordering federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare.

Schumer stated President Trump’s order basically instructed the agencies to “do good things not bad things and do things that comply with the law.” He then added, “That’s meaningless.”

So are we to assume he means that complying with the law is meaningless? Isn’t that what Barack Obama’s administration was about, not following the law and using executive orders to have his way?

(Fox News) The requirement to buy insurance is one of the more unpopular components of the law. Trump’s order stated clearly that his policy is to seek the “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, but also said his directive to agencies in the meantime is meant to minimize the economic impact of the law.

The order stated that relevant agency heads “shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.” (source: Fox News)

Why Donald Trump uses Twitter

Responsible news media outlets should be unbiased in their reporting and just report the facts, good or bad. The news media’s opinion should never be voiced to influence the opinion of their audience.  Doing so destroys democracy and legitimacy which in turn has taken down countries and the people within them time and time again.

Donald Trump uses his Twitter account because it is a direct link to the public and his messages will be immediate and powerful, thus giving more transparency and legitimacy which is something other past and current presidents and politicians have promised, but never delivered on.

I have friends in other countries who I check with about certain reports I hear in US mainstream news about happenings abroad and the answer I receive is,”That’s not actually true.” or “That’s not the whole story.”

If you have ever wondered why Donald Trump does not trust the mainstream news media and prefers to use Twitter instead, watching the reactions of the reporters to the Trump win of the 2016 election in the following video should clearly prove why.

Obama’s failures as president of United States

Who is Barack ObamaWhile doing a recent Google search for an article, I ran into some interesting figures when I searched the term, “Obama’s accomplishments as President of United States”.

As you can see, obamas-accomplishments1there were around 3,010,000 results of others searching this term at the time. But when I changed the word accomplishments to failures, the obamas-failures1numbers increased dramatically to 29,800,000.

It appears that folks around the world are more concerned with Barack Obama’s failures than his accomplishments.

Let’s see why that may be from just one journalist’s account.

Genevieve Wood is the senior fellow in communications at the Heritage Foundation and the senior contributor for the Daily Signal.

Tuesday night, exactly 2,899 days after his 2008 election victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park, President Obama returned to his adopted hometown to give his farewell speech to the nation.

The president who promised to fundamentally transform the country ticked off a list of what he deemed as his administration’s accomplishments. Interestingly, he neglected to explain why such accomplishments ultimately led to Democrats losing the White House, Congress, and elected offices up and down state ballots over the last eight years.

Here are several other facts he didn’t include:

When Obama entered office, our national debt was $10.6 trillion. Today? It’s $19.5 trillion and counting.

On his watch, there was an unparalleled expansion of the regulatory state. Since he took office in 2009, more than 200 new major regulations have increased the regulatory burden by $108 billion annually. And these burdens fall directly onto the shoulders of everyday Americans.

 Heritage Foundation economists predict that Obama’s regulations to counter climate change alone will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and increase what American households spend on electricity by 13 to 20 percent over the next 20 years.

And then there is the president’s signature policy, the Affordable Care Act, which has proven to be anything but affordable. Contrary to what he originally promised, many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors.

So far, more than half of the 23 co-ops have failed, costing taxpayers $1.2 billion and forcing more than 740,000 people in 14 states, at last count, to scramble to find new health insurance.

Premiums did not go down, they went up. And by 2025, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that employment-based coverage will cost about 60 percent more than it does today because of Obamacare.

When it comes to fighting poverty, instead of building on successful measures, such as requiring able-bodied adults on welfare to work, prepare for work, or do a job search, the Obama administration gutted work requirements. And though unemployment has dropped in recent years, the food stamp program has grown dramatically. In 2008, fewer than 30 million Americans were receiving food stamps. By 2014, that number had risen to 46.5 million.

Then there was his tendency to act like an imperial president.

From granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants to mandating transgender bathroom policies on public schools, the Obama administration showed a complete disregard for Congress and the people’s elected representatives, using executive orders to get its way.

And, as Obama comes to the end of his two terms in office, is the world a better place? Is it safer?

Let’s take a look . . .

By any objective measure, trans-national terrorist threats are far greater today than when Obama took office in 2009. There have been more than 90 Islamist-related terror plots aimed at the United States since 9/11, and most of them have occurred on his watch.

The Iran nuclear deal can already be deemed a failure as Tehran is now more aggressive than ever. It is accelerating its ballistic missile program, has escalated its military intervention in Syria, and continues to stoke the sectarian divisions in Iraq.

Our relations with China are worse, and we’ve done nothing to stop its attempts to lay claim to the South China Sea in defiance of international norms. Obama clearly feels that getting the Chinese to sign the Paris agreement on climate change matters more than their island-building and tests of new ballistic missiles in that region.

The president promised to reset relations with Russia and signed the New START agreement. The result? Russia continues to modernize nuclear weapons. It seized Crimea and continues to conduct a proxy war in Ukraine and support genocide in Syria.

And closer to home, there is little evidence that Obama’s normalizing of relations with Cuba has done anything but strengthen the Castro regime. Violent beatings against pro-democracy activists have escalated, and the number of political dissidents being detained is on schedule to break previous records.

But perhaps one of the most concerning outcomes of Obama’s policies is that the state of our military has deteriorated – primarily as a result of inadequate funding, which led to a shrinking force that possesses aging equipment and modest levels of readiness for combat. The Heritage Index of U.S. Military Strength now grades the state of the military as marginal – not exactly a term that puts fear in the hearts of those who might seek to challenge us.

Despite the president’s attempt to suggest otherwise, America is not better off and the world is not a safer place after his eight years in office.

I doubt this was the “hope and change” most Americans were counting on. And Americans followed his “Yes, we can” mantra by electing a completely new direction for the country in November 2016.

This column first appeared in the Illinois Review.@genevievewood

geirlundestadIn yet another note of Obama’s Presidential failures, according to the BBC News, Geir Lundestad, the ex-Nobel Commitee’s secretary, regrets giving Obama the peace prize. “Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would,” the ex-secretary has said.