Get your 2019 Calendars…. Putin vs Trump!!

I hear that President Putin calendars are the hottest selling gift for the holiday season in Japan… too cool!! So I investigated whether our beloved Commander-In-Chafe was held in such high regard. Mmmm…. not so much as it turned out, but hurry, only 4 more calendars left on Amazon! 😀   Happy Holidays, “God save us allevery one!”

2019 Donald Trump Out of Office Countdown Wall Calendar: Two years to go (or maybe less)!

Vladimir Putin Wall Calendar for 2019, Size: 11.8×11.8 inches (30×30cm), 8 Languages (Japanese, English, Russian, etc.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! Year 2018 Wrap & Big Holiday Message From Lada & Az!

Happy New Year Lada & Az, S Novym Godom!! Having been to Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, objectively I must say that Moscow is officially the NEW City of Lights and my beloved Paris has devolved into the city of flames!
Ronald Reagan was fond of saying, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” It’s clear to me that this mantle of leadership has passed onto Russia! 🙂
Thank you dear friend for all you do, keep enlightening the world with your beautiful spirit. ❤

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Russian Troika (three lucky horses) with Ded Moroz – tradition that ushers in the New Year’s good fortune!

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Lada Ray Patreon will be celebrating its first year anniversary on January 16, 2018!

Between mid-January and the end of 2018 I published almost 250 articles, reports, videos and podcasts. And I can tell you, I only warming up! Just wait and see how much more amazing, surprising and revealing stuff is coming your way next year!

Through Patreon I am developing my Predictions, Quantum Calibration, Earth Shift & Multidimensional ideas. And you, my dear Patrons, are the very first to see what comes out of my creative lab and…

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The Legal Gymnastics Behind Obamacare

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On December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Obamacare unconstitutional because its individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance “can no longer be sustained as an exercise of Congress’s tax power,” since the tax that enforced it is now gone. Progressive leaning critics quickly called it bad jurisprudence and assured people that Obamacare remained constitutional.

However, Judge O’Connor’s ruling just saw through the hocus pocus by which Obamacare was first found constitutional. Remember how the penalties for not having insurance under the ACA plan arose? It was repeatedly and emphatically asserted to not be a tax, but a regulation (so that its costs would not be counted in ACA’s fiscal scoring). But Chief Justice Roberts’ 5-4 majority decision found the ACA constitutional only becauseit really was a tax, which Congress has the power to impose, when a regulation mandating that Americans purchase health insurance would have been unconstitutional.

Beyond that convenient but mutually inconsistent weasel-wording, two months ago, Democrats showed no concern about violating the Constitution when it suited their policy agenda. President Trump issued an executive order stopping ACA subsidy payments to 6 million people. 18 states quickly sued to reverse the order as illegal. But the attackers’ case hinged on ignoring the Constitution.

Every federal program requires two steps before spending money. Congress must both authorize it andappropriate the money for it. And the necessity of the second step could not be clearer: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” However, spending for the ACA subsidy payments was never congressionally authorized.

Instead, President Obama simply ignored the Constitution. He instructed Health and Human Services and the Treasury to divert money appropriated for other programs, but left which programs to be cut unspecified. Why? If a specified program was raided, Congress and program beneficiaries would have clear constitutional cause to stop it. So even though every possible diversion would be unconstitutional, Obama’s failure to specify where funds would come from, delegating the dirty work to cabinet members, supposedly transmuted the unavoidable unconstitutionality into legitimacy, protecting Obamacare from constitutional scrutiny long enough to make it a political fait accompli. The strategy was that the subsidies would be politically impossible to undo, even if the Court later ruled against them, because taking away what millions of people had already been given, however unconstitutionally, would intimidate opponents in Congress into authorizing that money to backfill and continue the subsidies.

Left-leaning supporters of that constitutional subterfuge joined that bandwagon. Law professor Nicolas Bagley advocated that we just ignore the Constitutional violation, because Trump’s “constitutional rhetoric is pure pretext” to sabotage the ACA. That is, we should just accept Obama’s unconstitutional gambit because Trump’s position was supposedly disingenuous. But that shows how not to interpret Constitutional law — i.e., “my opponent doesn’t really mean what he says, so my interpretation, however inconsistent with the Constitution, should be upheld” — far more than how to interpret it.

While those on the left claim the Constitution for their assertions against Judge O’Connor’s ruling, their allegiance would be far more convincing if they didn’t turn themselves inside out to evade a clear constitutional mandate when it suited them, just two months earlier. And winning in newspapers’ editorial headlines today is not the same as constitutional justification.

The left’s skewed and inconsistent claims bring all such arguments into question, as their partisans always reverse-engineer arguments that would make their wishes constitutional, even when they clearly are not. And when claims of constitutional allegiance are just convenient cover for desired policies, rather than requiring adherence even when many who rule us find it inconvenient, we need to remember that the point of the Constitution was to make them our servants, not the other way around. And that means that the Constitution is not what they say it is, just because they say so.

Gary M. Galles is a professor of economics at Pepperdine University. He is the author of The Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read.

Quote of the day

What I have seen cannot become your experience unless you see it. And it is the experience of truth that delivers you from ignorance, from bondage, from misery. It is not the belief that delivers you, it is truth.

Jesus says, “Truth liberates.” But how to attain to truth? It is not a question of belief, but a question of meditativeness. And what is meditation? Meditation is emptying your mind completely of all belief, ideology, concept, thought. Only in an empty mind, when there is no dust left on the mirror, truth reflects. That reflection is a benediction.

-Rajneesh