Rich TAkes! On Stopping The Trump Train

This edition of Rich TAkes! leads off with a few stories about the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone 5c.

Has Obama recognized that this couple were radical jihadis yet? Anyway, the FBI apparently tried to change the phone or the iCloud password, and got themselves completely locked out of the phone, so that is why they got a court order to force Apple to create software which completely bypasses the built in encryption and security in iOS. Apple will be appealing, and the outcome will have grave consequences for us all if the government prevails.

Next, the 11th Republican debate just concluded in Detroit. This is perhaps the wildest run up to the general election that we may ever see in our lifetimes. We have a real estate developer, and self-made brand in Donald Trump who is energizing the electorate even more than Obama did in 2008, and he’s not even close to being a conservative. The GOP is getting desperate, especially since the closest rival is Ted Cruz who actually stands by his principles. The establishment GOP is so desperate that Mitt Romney actually gave a speech today which he must have gleaned off of any anti-Trump web page listing Trump’s numerous faults and failures, while openly advocating to deny Trump a first ballot nomination at the convention. I wonder what rules will need to be changed? If Romney is angling to swoop in and save the party in a brokered convention he is kidding himself.

I don’t trust Trump since he has taken three sides to nearly every topic, and his foreign policy credibility is greatly suspect. For example, last fall he said to let the Russians take out ISIS, and reversed himself mere days later.

As I noted last August, Trump has done the Republican Party a great service by getting people who would not take much interest in the process into the fray, but don’t kid yourself, he is not a conservative. He doesn’t even know what the meaning of the word is. He may also be helping the GOP to disintegrate, since the GOP has only themselves to blame for this interesting turn of events.

“may you live in interesting times” might be appropriate here. I hope you enjoy the 

Rich TAkes! On Stopping The Trump Train

Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s What’s Really Going On | WIRED

Apple increased the encryption and security levels in iOS after the Snowden NSA revelations. Apple does not have a key to get in.

Why The FBI Chose To Try The Apple Encryption Case In The Media

Dead Men Tell No Tales | Carlos Cunha

MYTH BUSTED: Actually, Yes, Hitler Was a Socialist Liberal

We the people POedIt was the National Socialist Workers Party, after all.

Refugee-lovin’ governor sued for importing Muslims

Nikki tosses her cup of TEA.

In 36 States, Unemployment Rates Still Linger Above Pre-recession Levels

Post Super SEC Tuesday update:

delegate count

Trump is not really running away with the Republican nomination yet.

More info about each state’s rules and primary election dates here:

Republican Delegate Count

So far, Trump wins open primaries and Cruz wins closed … and the calendar is starting to change toward more closed primaries

Last Chance for America? Part II – Thomas Sowell

Sowell makes the case for Cruz.

Trump: Ok, I lied when I said Bush lied.

Trump, April 15, 2009: ‘I Don’t March with the Tea Party.’

I love Obama, Can’t Stand the Tea Party. Sarah Palin Doesn’t Mind 2008-2016

Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump Is A Liar – YouTube

Donald Trump — Immigration Hypocrite Who Ignores American Workers

How Did We Get Obama and Trump?

Poll workers in Trump gear ignoring IDs, hiding ballots – Nevada caucus is a DISASTER

Cruz received a lot of flack about talking about Trump’s New York values. Most people do not know that Cruz was simply quoting Donald Trump in his own words.

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The Paducah TAkes!

I ran out of hours yesterday at Paducah, KY, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to update the latest

RichTAkes! Paducah Edition

some links I found interesting lately

How Obama Literally Hypnotized America-Part 1

Pavlov’s theory of psychology also says that propaganda can create mass hypnosis, and people can become conditioned to verbal or other symbols used in propaganda. Such masses can lose their discretion and be easily influenced.

Obama’s speeches often use an unnaturally slow language to start. Unnaturally slow speech is a common hypnotic technique in order to allow the subject time to respond to suggestions, imagine images, and feel sensations conjured by the hypnotist.

Are We Witnessing Conversational Hypnosis At Work? | A Nation ADrift-Why?

loads of links here

Phony Scandals

KUHNER: President’s socialist takeover must be stopped

the case for impeachment, 2010. It’s even worse today.

Kim Strassel: New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

Just a phony scandal. I know, because Obama saith so.

IRS Harassment of Pro-Life Groups Continues Despite Claims to Contrary

Thomas More Society Reveals Ongoing IRS Misbehavior and Religious Liberty Violations

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack – Jake Tapper

Phony Benghazi scandal update

NSA reveals more secrets after court order

NSA surveillance reach broader than publicly acknowledged

more revelations about the phony NSA scandal

Court: Ability to police U.S. spying program limited

More on the NSA outrage

Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Mainstream Conservative Views “Extremist”

 “Extremist” is said to mean anyone who actually believes in the principles that the US was founded upon

U.S. Rice Farmers Cash In On Venezuelan Socialism

another example of the tragedy of nationalizing entire industries in the name of socialism

Mexico’s Looming Oil Battle: Bid to Bring in Foreign Investment Sparks Protests

Mexican lefties trying to hang on to another underperforming socialized asset “for the people”

Obamacare Full Frontal: Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Are Part-Time

the creeping economy is the real scandal

Sorry: Businesses cannot avoid Obamacare by switching to part-time staff

they will just lay them off or fire them instead

80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed | Zero Hedge

33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Under Obama | Zero Hedge

We all know the economy sucks despite the lies coming out of the White House

When welfare pays better than work

You’d need to earn 50k and actually hold a job to equal some welfare incomes

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The better late than never TAkes!

Rich TAkes! 

SCOTUS ends it’s term, the NSA is collecting everything on everybody, and the Senate passes 1200 page illegal immigrant amnesty bill. Just business as usual inside the beltway, right?

Sessions Issues Statement On Immigration Bill

MEXICO VS. UNITED STATES: MEXICAN IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE TOUGHER

IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All at the SAME Address in Atlanta

When did the American Dream become the American Sugar Teat?

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2012reports/201242081fr.pdf

Substantial Changes Are Needed to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Program to Detect Fraudulent Applications

Mich. ban on domestic partner benefits blocked

Circuit Court attacking the 10th Amendment after DOMA ruling

Yes, IRS Harassment Blunted The Tea Party Ground Game

re-elect Obama at all costs: 47 groups have now joined the lawsuit against the IRS

FBI’s Robert Mueller: Drones Are In Use In America

Big Brother is watching, don’t let him get to you…

As Vote Looms Immigration Agents Ask Public, Lawmakers to Oppose Bill

It passed the Senate easily with help from 14 Republicans. Yet another 1200 page bill which no one read.

Report: Obamacare Loophole to Hammer Low-Wage Workers

It’s even worse, employers need not offer health care at all to newly legal (formerly illegal) immigrants if the Senate bill becomes law.

Behold The Part-Time Worker Society: “We Won’t Start Hiring Full-Time People”

Doctors dump health insurance plans, charge patients less

The Cash Plan is still best. With nearly no forms to fill out, the Cash Plan cuts out the middleman, which soon will be the HHS and the IRS.

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits

surprise, surprise!

NSA Whistleblowers William (Bill) Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe – Government Accountability Project

these guys developed Project Thin Thread, which merely listened for keywords and known terrorists without collecting everything. It worked and it came in at a fraction of the cost, which may be why the NSA did not adopt it.

Liberals Decry Loss of Power to Harass, Intimidate Opponents.

SCOTUS weighs in on the Voting Rights Act

Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined

Analysis of the end of term Supreme’s gay rulings

‘A War On Coal Is Exactly What We Need’

the war on coal, which is coming in earnest, thanks to Obama’s unilateral seizure of even more power in the name of “climate change” is really a war on them, their wallets, their earnings, and ultimately their futures.

The Physical Evidence of Earth’s Unstoppable 1,500-Year Climate Cycle | NCPA

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