Sunday, November 19, 2017

Are Cops Targeting Black Males and Killing Them?

If you listen to the “racial arsonists” like Black Lives Matter, the Congressional Black Caucus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the “kneeling” NFL players, you'd think that the police around the country are indiscriminately targeting “innocent” blacks and killing them. Is there any substance to those charges? Let's examine the facts.

The FBI released its 2016 crime tally recently, and it is in direct conflict with the above named groups or people who are claiming police are unjustifiably killing black males for apparently no other reason other than they are black.

According to the liberal Washington Post newspaper, in 2016, the police shot 233 blacks, the vast majority who were armed and dangerous. The paper categorized only 16 black victims of police shootings as being “unarmed”. That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest.

According to crime reporter, Heather MacDonald of the City Journal, contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males should fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.

More facts. Black males made up 42% of all cop killers over the last decade, though they are only 6% of the population. That 18.5% ratio, of cops being killed by black males undoubtedly worsened in 2016.

Where have most of the killings of black males taken place? Here's a breakdown of murders taken place (most murders were of black males) in some of the cities of the United States that are mostly all run by Democrat politicians and inhabited by a large percentage, if not a majority, of mostly black residents. Out of the 5,100 murders related to gun violence, 9.4% were in Chicago (480 homicides – this year (2017) the murder total has already gone over 500); 6.7% in Baltimore (344 homicides); 6.5% in Detroit (333 homicides); 2.3% in Washington D.C (119 homicides which is over a 54% increase from prior years). So, 25% of all gun homicides happens in just 4 cities, and all these cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of gun laws that is the root cause. Most people attribute this increase in violent crime to the breakdown in the family and the absence of a father figure in the home environment, and the increase in drug trafficking. Other cities with high violent crime rates are St. Louis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami etc., all liberal Democrat-run cities. Do you think there a correlation in that fact?

In Chicago, most all of the 500 plus homicides committed against blacks are by other blacks, not the police.

That phony chant by the Black Lives Matter organization, “Hands up, Don't Shoot”, has been proven to be a lie. This was a carryover from the incident in Ferguson, Missouri whereby a “white” police officer was acquitted by a jury of the murder of a black youth (which decision was subsequently approved by the Obama Justice Dep't) and from which violent riots ensued . This same “racist” group BLM, are the same one's who have gone around the country chanting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon” (referring to police officers), and “What do we want, DEAD COPS, When do we want it, NOW”. This racial agitation has been supported by former President Barack Obama, who had invited them to the White House, and by most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have openly supported them. Never have we seen such a racial divide, at least since the Civil War, as we have now. It seems that everything revolves around the term “racism”, real or imagined, and many in the black community blame their plight on white “racism”, when, in fact, they should look in the mirror and see who are the real racists?

In conclusion, there is no concerted effort on the part of the police to target and kill innocent black males, in fact, it is the police who should fear the violence against them. When a policeman violates his oath of office, he should face the consequences of his wrongful actions, but this blanket condemnation of the police in targeting the killing of blacks is a total sham and is unwarranted and should be condemned.

Conservative commentary of Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

We now have the chance to turn America on again

I am suffering BS fatigue listening to the rhetoric coming
from phony liberal black supremacists who depict them-
selves holier than thou, by keeping racism alive and milking
it for everything they can get out of it, accusing conservatives
of being the racists.

On behalf of minorities and people of color, liberal media is
depicting civil rights as exclusive to them.

Political correctness, affirmative action, anti 2nd Amendment
and 1st Amendment rights for conservatives are designed to
deprive conservatives of their civil rights.

It isn't whites who are responsible for the black illegitimate
births that create teenage mothers and fatherless families,
that in some inner cities are as much as 80%.

It isn't whites who murder blacks in Chicago and in other black
neighborhoods. It is by other blacks.

It is an attitude of victimization that deters them from progress
into a productive society.

It is idolizing the wrong role models who set bad examples to
follow. There are many none whites who broke out of the
victimization mold and called Uncle Toms that are setting
examples to follow and be proud of.

Eight years of the Obama era turned the real America off. We
now have the chance to turn America on again.

Conservative column from George Giftos

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Is Free Speech in Trouble?

Never in the history of the United States has the right of “freedom of speech” been so challenged as in the last decade or so. If you have an opinion that does not comply with a certain group or groups, you might become subject of abuse, censorship, and even threats of physical harm. The sector of the population most susceptible to this denial of free speech are the conservatives and people of religious faith, who have been targeted for repression of their views, thoughts, and ideas. A perfect example is the recently admitted IRS (Internal Revenue Service) attacks against conservative groups prior to the 2012 election. After repeated lawsuits, the IRS finally has agreed that they “illegally” targeted these groups and have now agreed to reimburse these conservative groups for the IRS harassment of denying or delaying their petitions for tax exempt status. But, there have been no meaningful penalties against the perpetrators of this prejudicial action, including the past IRS supervisor, Lois Lerner, who got away “scot free” and was allowed to retire with a very nice government pension.

Over the past decade or so, persons espousing conservative views have been denied the opportunity or chance to speak at various colleges and public events by people mainly representing the left, who disagree with their views and, sometimes, to their personal animosity ttoward the speaker. The so-called “free speech universities” have been some of the more egregious venues where the suppression has taken place. The University of California at Berkeley is a prime example of the stifling of free speech. This was the school back in the 60's and 70's that was home to the “free speech movement” (of course, even back then the speech that was “free”, was liberal speech).

Very seldom, if any, do you read about conservatives (or Republicans) shutting down a liberal speaker, it is always the other way around ( ex: Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Dinesh D'Souza, Alan Derschowitz (a Democrat and supporter of Israel), Pamela Geller, and certain authors of controversial books that the left has deemed unacceptable).

Today, “political correctness” has taken hold in many areas of our society. These “unelected” protectors of what should or not be allowed to be expressed in public (the P.C Police), have taken over many college campuses across the country, led by radical professors and brain-washed students. If you don't comply with what they deem a proper position of the issues, they will disrupt you and try shut you down from speaking. The trend today, is that if you espouse a conservative or religious viewpoint, you will be called a “racist” or a “bigot”, only because you challenge the viewpoints of the “P.C. Police”.

The word “racist” is being used constantly by the “liberal left” as a catchphrase for anybody whose views are deviating from the accepted liberal playbook. Two of the greatest practitioners of using the word “racist” are the two liberal “race-baiters”, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, both Democrats, who are masters of the “racial shakedown”. These phony “civil rights” leaders are nothing but con artists and shakedown specialists. Their glory days were during the 8 years of the Obama Administration, as they both had unlimited access to the White House. Now, with Pres. Trump, residing in the White House, they don't have that access or platform to further their “race hustling”.

So, in conclusion, our 1st Amendment rights are under attack, but with Pres. Trump in charge and in the White House, you have someone who isn't afraid to take on these “free speech” suppressors. The biggest obstacles to these anarchists being able to continue on their attacks on free speech, are the media, who should be in the forefront of preserving free speech, but are noticeably absent because most of the members of the 4th Estate” are politically left-leaning liberals, therefore they generally turn a blind eye to the plight of conservatives and people of faith.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

MORT’s meanderings

It is my assessment that ‘DIVERSITY’ per se, is as contra-indicated in a nation’s make-up as would be a cook’s recipe for a dish that contains one-each of every vegetable, fruit, fish, fowl & meat available on Earth.  It is a totally useless burden to impose upon a nation, when it represents nothing more than the pursuit of the lunacy that is ‘Political Correctness’.  To bet the store on collecting a diverse ‘representative’ number of unvetted foreign immigrants of all political persuasions and indoctrinations of un-American zealotry, simply to foster the pipe-dream of a nation of some 300+ million people all sitting around a camp-fire and singing, ‘Kumbaya’, makes no sense to me.
Further, it is my observation that an astonishingly large portion of the people who reside in the United States of America are committed to blindly chasing the illusion of ‘EQUIVALENCE’.  In the ‘Declaration of Independence’, the initial document conceived and produced by the Founding Fathers of this nation, the first sentence in the second paragraph states:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal - -”.  Nowhere in this or any of the Founding documents to follow, is there any mention implied or otherwise that guarantees equal outcome of fame or fortune for all citizens.  To infer that such ‘equivalence’ is somehow a right, is to add more pie-in-the-sky verses to, ‘Kumbaya’.  
It seems to me that the impossible leap from stark reality to the pursuit of the lunacy of Government-imposed equivalence, is never a problem for Democrats.  These rigidly-inflexible Americans are seen to embrace the concept of equivalence that includes white supremacists, the biased media, Holocaust deniers, race hustlers, devotees of Islam, ISIS, Palestinian separatists, haters of Israel, President Trump and all Republicans & Conservatives, and the entire litany of Obama’s   divisive policies.  I hear the echo of that hoary chant of past decades, “Can’t we all  get along?”  It is not impossible.  Just, terribly unlikely.
                                                                      MORT KUFF   © 11-7-2017

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hillary and Bill: The Bonnie and Clyde of Politics!

Although the Clinton's have not robbed a bank (as yet!), their greedy tentacles have tainted many other areas of life. Let's try to go through a short litany of shady deals that they have been involved in (other than Bill's sexual peccadilloes) in their public life in politics.

At the end of his presidency, the Clinton's claimed that they were flat “broke” (her words) and upon departing the White House, they walked off with approximately $200,000 of furnishings and fixtures of the White House. They had to return 75% of the “loot” they took as they left the White House. That was just the beginning of the shady deals that these “grifters” engaged in over the next 17 years.

Both wrote books about their experiences and, as a result, they became millionaires. Nobody begrudges their right to make money like capitalists, but they were constantly railing about the 1% of rich people that they just became part of.

Immediately upon becoming private citizens, Hillary decided to run for a vacant U.S. Senate seat from the State of New York, and her husband (commonly referred to as “Slick Willie”), started up a “charitable” organization called the Clinton Foundation (and an off-shoot, the Clinton Global Initiative). Even though she won the senate seat in New York, everyone knew that her ultimate goal was to become president.

Bill was very busy in his retirement also by going around the United States and around the world giving speeches to both private companies and foreign countries who wanted access to the “benefits” that the U.S. had to offer. Since it was a foregone conclusion that Hillary would become president in the future, a donation to the Clinton Foundation would be a good move to get a foot in the door.

Unfortunately for the Clinton's, Hillary lost the nomination to Barack Obama in 2008, but as a consolation prize for her loss and for her support of Obama during the general campaign, she was appointed Secretary of State. In that position, she was able to make favorable decisions for varied groups of people and countries who wanted to do “business” with the United States. During her tenure at the State Department, Bill's speaking fees went up precipitously and donations to the Clinton Foundation also increased tremendously. A good example, that is presently being exposed as I write this, is the “Uranium One” deal with the Russians, whereby the Russians gained access to 20% of our uranium reserves, which Hillary had to sign off on, along with other agencies of the government, in order for the deal to go through. Coincidentally, Bill got a $500,000 speaking fee from a Russian bank with ties to Russian President Putin, and the Clinton Foundation got a cash donation of over $100 million. Do you think these transactions have the appearance of a “quid pro quo” or a pay-to-play arrangement? We'll soon find out.

The shenanigans of these shady deals were in addition to Hillary's less than honorable activities as Secretary of State, which included the Benghazi debacle where 4 Americans lost their lives for lack of adequate security which the State Department was responsible for, and for which she blamed a nondescript video that caused the deaths of these Americans (a lie). Add on her use of an “illegal server” in conducting her duties as Secretary of State, and you have a cornucopia of slimy activities perpetrated by Hillary in her job, and by Bill's activities in generating large speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation as a result of Hillary's job as Secretary of State.

Since Hillary lost the election in 2016, the Clinton's closed down the “Clinton Global Initiative”, most likely because the donees stopped donating because they could not get any benefits from a losing candidate for president. Does that make sense? I'm sure many of those individuals and countries were disappointed in the fact that Hillary didn't become president. Well, don't feel sorry for the Clinton's, they now have access to hundreds of millions of dollars which is still sitting in the Clinton Foundation and available for use by them and their cronies.

With all these shady activities by these two self-serving politicians, it would be appropriate and proper to call Hillary and Bill the “Bonnie and Clyde” of politics.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vulnerability in the Hands of a Political Hacks

When people in uniform opt to join a special forces unit
like the Rangers, Green Berets or Seals, they know what
they are getting into, involving the risk they will be taking
to serve their country above and beyond.

This makes them heroes, and to interpret it in any other way,
knowing what they were getting into in any other way is
ignorance. The grieving widow of Sgt. La Davis Johnson
was open to vulnerability from Congresswoman, Frederica
Wilson, who eavesdropped on the condolence call from the
Presidentand turn it into political antagonism against him to
fuel the feud she created.

It's ironic that in the past she has voted mostly against
legislation to help veterans and their families.

Conservative column from George Giftos

Michelle Obama & Her BIG MOUTH Do NOT Speak for Me | Michelle Malkin

Former first lady Michelle Obama opened her big mouth recently and
stuck her Jimmy Choo-heeled foot in it. “As far as I'm concerned, any
woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own
voice,” MOOCH Elle carped. “Well, to me that just says you don’t
like your voice. You like the thing we’re told to like.” Hold up, sister.
Corruptocrat Nanny State hack Hillary Clinton is NOT Michelle Malkin's
voice. And neither are you.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Great Pretenders

Back in the 1950's, a #1 record hit was a song by the group, The Platters, it was called “The Great Pretender”.

Well, 62 years later, that song could be the theme song of the loony liberal “elites” who pretend to be inclusive, empathetic, and tolerant, but in reality, they are “The Great Pretenders”.

Who are these pretenders that I'm referring to? Let's start with some of the greatest pretenders who inhabit Hollywood. They are wealthy pretenders who decry people of wealth and who think that our society is “evil” as they pile up their millions of dollars for pretending to be someone else. These phonies who wear their Gucci gowns and Armani suits, think that our capitalistic system exploits its citizens, but fail to mention that it is that very same system that has made them so wealthy (they are the “evil” 1%).

Look at what some of these pretenders (who are overwhelmingly liberal) have been up to. Harvey Weinstein, a major Hollywood mogul, has admitted that he has been a serial woman abuser for over 30 years (and who has decried Donald Trump's lifestyle which doesn't even remotely compare with his infidelities), but in the eyes of his fellow Hollywood friends, he should be forgiven because he has apologized for his bad behavior after being outed by the N.Y. Times. In fact, his attorney, Lisa Bloom (daughter of famed “feminist” attorney Gloria Allred) who is also a self-professed “feminist”, has come to his defense as his lawyer and spokeswoman. Hypocrisy at its worst, as Lisa Bloom would be beside herself, in indignation, if it was a Republican instead of a million-dollar donor to the Democrat Party like Weinstein is and has been. Bloom is the same lawyer who tried to smear and destroy, then presidential candidate, Donald Trump, as being a woman abuser who should not be elected president. It was all smoke and mirrors and “fake news”. Now, she is defending a self-admitted pervert and misogynist, Harvey Weinstein. You can't make this stuff up as truth is stranger than fiction.

The pretenders are not limited to the “elitist” leftist Hollywood loons (like George Clooney, Stephen Colbert, Sean Penn, Madonna, Kathy Griffin, Michael Moore, Jane Fonda etc.), but it has carried over to many of the sanctimonious politicians who use the same double-standards as their famous Hollywood counterparts.

Look at all the condemning rhetoric that the liberal Democrats (and some RINO Republicans) are using to vilify and undermine the presidency of Donald Trump while pretending to be above reproach and better than the “foolish” and “deplorable” people who voted for Donald Trump. These ingrates lost the last election and they can't figure out why and how Trump won against all odds and the phony predictions of the “fake news” media. They constantly pretend to preach tolerance, but in reality, they are preaching intolerance. Their hatred is endemic.

These liberal politicians pretend to be for the middle-class and poor, but their policies do just the opposite. Look at what they say they are against (anything Trump is for), not what they are for (mostly Socialist principles and more government control of our lives).

These politician pretenders pretend to be inclusive, but do just the opposite by “Balkanizing” the citizens by race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religion. They also pretend to be for raising the minimum wage as a benefit for low income workers, but they ignore the economic certainty that, by mandating a higher minimum wage, it will hurt the very people they pretend they want to help, by pricing the poor worker out of a job and the experience needed by that worker to climb the wage ladder.

So, as you can see, hypocrisy is rampant in our society, as many people pretend to do good, but they wind up doing just the opposite for the vast majority of the people.

Yes, the Platters song, “The Great Pretender(s)”, is relevant today among many of our so-called political leaders and Hollywood celebrities, who pretend to be someone they are not.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

MORT’s meanderings

. . . . talk about ‘Delusional’ !!

If the reports in all the news outlets are true . . . and why should that ever be a question? . . . the Queen of Delusion, Hillary Retread Clinton, is deluding herself that she hears football stadiums full of zombies clamoring for her to run yet-again, once-more-around-the-park, for the exalted office of the Presidency of the United States.  
Other than a few thousand, clinically-brain-deads who still remain dangerous Obamaphiles, and who are still roaming the halls of our FedGovt  in the Nation’s Capital and are still collecting  untold billions of tax-payer dollars as unearned salaries for mucking up the works  - - and those remaining hordes of  clinically-brain-dead Obamaphiles who are still clinging to the fallacy that Obama wasn’t and isn’t still, a radical Muslim through and through, who wasn’t in any way qualified to be our 44th President,  and who wasn’t actively an anti-American agent of Islam and who in their eyes, could do no wrong - -
no one in their right mind would take two tiny baby steps to vote for Hag Hillary, again, once more, yet.
By the way, one wonders if Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, who infamously failed in her attempt to assassinate Pres. Jerry Ford, is still available for an assignment?   (only kidding, Folks).
                                                       MORT KUFF   © 10-3-2017

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

When Corporate Taxes Go Down,Wages Go Up!

That's an economic principle that the loony left liberals don't seem to understand or grasp. Anytime tax cuts are proposed and enacted, the economy prospers and along with it the wages of employees increase exponentially. When corporations (and individuals) are able to keep more of their income (money), they will spend it for more goods and services and expanding their business, not hoard it away “in the mattress”.

The argument against tax cuts is that it will increase our total deficit by cutting down on the revenue that the government collects and needs in order to run the government. But, if history is any precedent, when tax rates are reduced to fair levels, the revenue to the government actually goes up. When presidents JFK, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush lowered taxes the revenue to the government went up. Sound crazy, that by lowering taxes the revenue goes up, well, let's try to make some sense of this dichotomy.

Let's take a company, for example. If a company could keep more of its profits (income), it then could expand its business and as a result, hire more workers. The more profits the company makes the more taxes it pays. The more workers employed the more taxes are paid by the workers to the government, even at the lower rates for individuals. It's something like when a company lowers the prices of its goods and services, the more goods and services are then sold because the prices were cut, then the increased volume, by lowering prices, made up the difference of lower tax rates by increasing the revenue to the company, the worker, and to the government in the form of taxes.

The Trump plan, which lowers the corporate rate from 35% to 20%, is geared to make the United States more competitive around the world. The plan also allows companies to immediately deduct 100% of plant and equipment costs - this change will encourage companies to buy more computers and trucks and hire more office workers and drivers. It is, therefore, a well known fact that when you lower corporate taxes, employee wages will go up because the company has more revenue to spend on expansion and in being able to hire more workers, contrary to what what the Democrats have been telling us in their hysterical opposition to the Trump tax plan.

Let's take a look at our economic history. Back in 1962, under President John Kennedy, when he slashed investment taxes, we experienced 8 years of roaring growth - 5% a year. In the 1980's, President Ronald Reagan slashed the rates again, giving the nation nearly a decade of robust 3.8% growth. In 1996 president Bill Clinton lowered the capital gains rates and the government revenue went up. In 2003, President George W. Bush again made tax cuts and again boosted the economy, which produced 4% growth for 6 straight quarters. Then we hit the “mortgage melt down” crisis, in 2008, and the start of a prolonged recession at the start of President Obama's presidency, and the beginning of his less than successful economic policies in trying to get us out of the recession.

Compare the economies of the presidents preceding President Obama with that of the 8 years of the Obama presidency, with high taxes and over regulations, which discouraged companies from investing and encouraged them in keeping much of their money overseas (to avoid our high taxes). In Obama's 8 years, we never had more than a 2% GDP (it averaged about 1.5% over the 8years). So, from learning from our past economic history, if you roll back regulations and cut taxes, the economy will surge, not stagnate like in Obama's two terms.

The Democrats claim that the Trump plan will blow a hole in the deficit, but don't be fooled, the real problem isn't that taxes are too low, it's that government spending is too high. The Republicans want to cut spending and the Democrats want to increase spending.

So, as you can see, from past history and from what we have shown in this editorial, when you you cut corporate taxes, therefore stimulating the economy, employee wages will go up as a result of the tax cut stimulus. That is an Economics 101 fact.

You can expect more demagoguery from the Democrats in trying to shoot down Trump's tax plan, because deep down the Democrats realize that if Trump's plan gets enacted, the economy will boom and it will ensure that the Republicans will remain in control of the government for years to come.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hollysodom and Gomorrahwood

I grew up during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 30's and through World War ll, when

the studios controlled the moral image of their stable, and before liberalmania took over

the industry by disgusting individuals and controlling alternative gender zealots, trying to

legitimatize their life style on the silver screen.

The leakage out of the immoral character by many individuals employed in this industry

has prompted me to refer to this swamp as, Hollysodom and Gomorrahwood. Among

them and dominating the news is Harvey Weinstein who has been as destructive to the

image of Hollywood as Hurricane Harvey was to Houston, Texas.

Houston will be repaired by its citizens; Hollysodom and Gomorrahwood will not,

because it is inhabited with self absorbed elitists suffering from the Faust syndrome,

selling their soul to the Devil to get ahead, where performance on the couch means more

than a screen test, being hypocritical willing victims to get the part.

Perpetrators like Weinstein have been exempt from scrutiny, because their campaign

contributions cleansed their disgusting behavior, and in one case, echoed the behavior

of an impeached president whose victims were unwilling.

Liberalmania is getting out of hand, muddying everything that has been held sacred to

most Americans.

Conservative column from George Giftos

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

“IF It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is”!

“Greed is good”, as Gordon Gekko exclaimed in the 1987 movie “Wall Street”. It looks like quite a few people agreed with that statement as the revelations about the “Ponzi” scheme run by Bernard Madoff had been unfolding a few years ago, and it caught quite a few South Floridians and others in it’s web of deceit.

A “Ponzi” scheme is a swindle in which a quick return on an initial investment is paid out of funds from new investors, which lures the victim or victims into bigger risks, and eventually results in a financial bust and the loss of most all the money invested. Eventually, the scheme runs out of new investors and the scheme goes bust.

As despicable as Bernard Madoff was in his operation of his financial “Ponzi” scheme, the people who got caught up in his web of deceit, couldn’t control the greed “ gene”, that is residing in all of us, and it came about to bite these people in the butt, big time.

The “victims” of this scam were not illiterate school dropouts, who were taken advantage of by a smooth talking charlatan (which he was), but were some of the wealthiest “machers” here and around the country, and in foreign countries as well. Fred Wilpon, owner of the N.Y. Mets, Steven Spielberg, famed Hollywood producer, Mort Zuckerman, owner of the N.Y. Daily News and U.S. News and World report, and the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), were some of the famous people taken for a ride on the Madoff scam machine. It is estimated that up to $50 billion had been lost by these and other investors. The final total will probably never be known. Bernie Madoff will be spending the rest of his life in prison for his crime.

Some people were looking for that proverbial, “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow, and believed that Bernie Madoff was some sort of a “financial genius” who could produce financial profits more than double the prevailing rate of what banks and other financial institutions were giving their depositors and clients. Greed blinded these people when they should have known that this guy was just another “snake oil” salesman selling a bogus product.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for even one person’s greed”. Getting annual returns of between 12% and 15% was not normal in the realm of today’s business and financial investing – it should have raised a “red flag” if anyone wanted to know how this “ financial guru” knew something nobody else knew? In other words, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”, should have been the catchword, heeded by all the dupes who entrusted this guy with their life savings and their philanthropic trusts.

I don’t wish hardships on anyone, as “ there, but for the grace of God, go I”, but when the greed “ gene” takes over one's mind, it’s very difficult to act rationally when the dollar signs cover your eyes and warp your good judgment. This won’t be the last time somebody will attempt to “screw” his friends and friends of friends in order to live the “good life” on the backs of his naïve victims, but it should be a wake up call, to all investors, to be vigilant in the future for the enticing deals that sounds “too good to be true”, because as we’ve seen in this case, “they probably are”.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

The "Anti-Hate" Group That Is a Hate Group!

The Southern Poverty Law Center bills itself as an “anti-hate” group. But in reality, this group’s sweet-sounding name disguises a nefarious purpose that threatens free thought and speech. In this week’s video, American journalist and researcher Karl Zinsmeister from PragerU explains. He reveals how the masterminds behind the Southern Poverty Law Center, contrary to their stated goal of reducing hate, are actually fueling it.
Did you know PragerU is a 501(c)3 non-profit?

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