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New Patriotism Trend Says A Lot About Where America Could Be Headed

Why is it that the most patriotic are those who identified as Republicans…

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A decade ago over 2/3rd’s of Americans use to say they were extremely proud to be American. In a decade much has changed… Welfare has jumped up to over 35%, the typical American says they don’t trust their own government and the world no longer respects/fears the United States (resulting in an increase in terrorist acts en masse all over the globe). That’s a pretty big fall in just 10 years. So if you were asked today… How proud are you to be an American? What would your answer be?

This year those saying they are “extremely proud” to be an American has fallen to 52 percent. It’s a new low in Gallup’s annual polling of American patriotism. According to the Washington Times, Gallup says the decline is “likely related to broader dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S.” This year’s result plummeted from the 69 percent who said they were “extremely proud” to be an American only 12 years ago.

What does it mean to be American? Do government programs and government officials define us? If so we have plenty to be ashamed of which is why a non-political Presidential candidate seems to be thriving. I’m plenty frustrated with the new culture of American’s ‘no-can-do-attitude’ and I-deserve-a-reward-even-though-I-haven’t-done-anything people walking around. Frankly those type of people embarrass me. But do their terrible attitudes and loser mentalities define what ‘American’ means to the individual? Our economy is in a coma and our military is in a shambles… but do those things define ‘American’?

Why is it that the most patriotic are those who identified as Republicans (full 68 percent said they were “extremely proud” to be American)? People who claimed they were politically independent or registered as a Democrat, 44 and 45 percent respectively said they were extremely proud to be Americans. The patriotism gap is widening, Gallup noted. “As a result of Republicans’ still-elevated percentage, the 23-percentage point Republican-Democratic gap in patriotism is now roughly double what it was in January 2001,” Gallup said. Why are Republicans increasing in their ‘patriotism’ while other groups seem to be waning?

Ironically the things that Independents and Democrats are working hardest to change and are WINNING at those endeavors seems to be the things that are bringing them further away from being proud. We currently have more government funding than ever and the Department of Education is paying even more per child than ever before and the military has shrunk incredibly— yet they are less proud than they were when Republican Presidents were in power.

So, as the country lurches leftward with liberals gaining new “rights” for LGBTs and transgenders, with religious liberty being steadily eroded, with taxes continuing to rise and government spending at all time highs, with liberals getting nearly everything they want, young liberals in particular are even less patriotic than in years past.

“[T]he trends in patriotism among young adults could be evidence that those in the millennial generation are less patriotic than young adults in generations that preceded them,” Gallup said. “And that generational change may help explain why there has been further decline in patriotism among all U.S. adults over the last three years.”

I AM very proud to be born American. I love the United States and what she stands for and what she has accomplished in the past. I love that America has taught me that I can do anything and be anyone if I work at it. I love that America is the standard of Liberty and beacon of light to the world. I pray that the citizens of this nation will read and understand our founding documents and gain the vision of America like I a few others have gained.

Jeff was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison, chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. Jeff is editor-in-chief at Freedom Daily. He wrote for former Hollywood talent agent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30 person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is single & says he is not gay.

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Urgent ALERT: Top Christmas Gift DEADLY… Get Rid Of It NOW!!!

It’s already too late for some kids…

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Each year we have that different toy that every kid wants and is sold out everywhere, but this year that toy might come with serious consequences.

Although these accusations haven’t been proven, a mother has taken to Facebook to warn fellow parents not to buy Hatchimals bath bombs products for their kids this Christmas season after her young daughter was left with what appears to be first-degree chemical burns all over her body.

Jennifer Renee who lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, posted what appears to be very disturbing pictures of her daughter Willow’s painful looking injuries on Facebook last week. The pictures were of her daughter’s distressing chemical burn injuries after using the Hatchimals Bath Bomb toy. She went on to claim her child sat in the bath for what was only 30 to 45 seconds when her skin became inflamed, red, and painful to the touch.

The mother later confirmed on her Facebook page that her daughter Willow had been diagnosed as having suffered a chemical burn and not an allergic reaction as she previously had suspected.

She then proceeded to call the company who produces this product, Spin Master and later revealed that the batch number is being investigated and will “likely” be recalled because of previous complaints.

This Young Girl Got A Serious Chemical Burn From A Bath Bomb via the Daily Mail:

A representative for Spin Master, which owns the Hatchimals brand, has responded with a statement: “Spin Master has been looking into the matter with the manufacturer and licensee to whom we license the Hatchimals brand. Safety is our top priority and we are deeply saddened to learn of the girl’s injuries. At this point, Global Brands Group has not found any indication of a product defect or manufacturing issue. Additionally, the product formulation has been subject to stringent safety testing and meets all industry standards.”

The Global Brands Group, the Hatchimals distributer, also provided a statement after reviewing the case: “Global Brands Group takes the safety of our products very seriously. We manufacture and ship millions of bath bombs and body washes, and have rigorous processes in place around development and testing, as well as all aspects of production. After careful review, we are confident our Hatchimals bath products are, in fact, safe. However, it is recommended that consumers be mindful of any adverse reactions they may have based on personal allergies or sensitivities.
The Spin Master representative who emailed us alleges that Jennifer Renee’s statement that an FDA expert responded to her specific accusations (in the photo posted by her on Facebook) is false, and that the photographed statement is unclear, and possibly taken out of context. We have reached out to the FDA consumer officer and will update this story as we learn more.

Kids aren’t looking for a fancy claw-footed bathtub with bubbles that are perfectly fluffed just so for the ‘gram — they’re just in there to get clean and get out. But many parents avoid potential temper tantrums around bath time by filling the water with washable soap crayons and fizzy balls of soaps that turn into toys. Sadly, it’s not always suds and smiles, as we learned from one mother who just issued a warning against a bath toy that allegedly gave her daughter a serious chemical burn.

In the case of Jennifer Renee and her daughter Willow, it was a Hatchimal that took bath time from fun to frightening. The Wonderball of bath bombs, a Hatchimal (like, hatching animals) looks like a giant egg, and it that dissolves on contact with water, “hatching” to reveal a “mystery surprise” (usually a plastic animal charm or figurine). Although, for Jennifer and Willow, the real surprise in the Hatchimal was burning pain.

Thursday, Jennifer posted her cautionary story on Facebook, claiming that she dropped a Hatchimal soap toy into Willow’s bath, and less than a minute after touching the water, Willow suffered red chemical burns all over her skin.

“PSA! Do NOT buy this for your children!” she wrote next to the split image of the Hatchimal product box and Willow’s burned hand. “Followed directions on package and placed in her bathtub,” Jennifer’s post continued. “Thought it would be fun for her because there was a toy inside. After being in the water 30-45 seconds she stated her skin was hurting, upon looking she has received a chemical burn from a KIDS BATH BOMB. (no she was not holding it and she has used multiple different kinds of bath bombs and never had this reaction) Just a warning people.”

After taking Willow to see a doctor to asses the reaction, Jennifer updated her post, explaining that the doctor ruled the irritation a chemical burn, more than just a simple adverse skin reaction. A chemical burn, as dermatologist Josh Zeichner explains it to us, is “a general term that refers to an allergic irritation reaction in the skin;” the common causes of the skin allergies of this type, include certain fragrances, preservatives, and dyes.

And in the case of the burning Hatchimal, Julie M. Barrows, a consumer safety officer from the Office of Cosmetics and Colors sector of the FDA, allegedly responded to Jennifer’s post, saying Willow’s reaction was likely caused by the D&C Red No. 33 dye. She reportedly explained in her note to Jennifer that the red dye is categorized as suitable for “externally applied cosmetics” (think: lipstick), but it “may not be used for bath products.

I am not saying this woman is a liar. But if there were previous complaints wouldn’t you think this wouldn’t be the first time we would have heard about this? I very much doubt Spin Master, who has a spotless safety record and produces millions of these products would have kept quiet all this time and risk multiple lawsuits instead of immediately recalling the product before more children were affected by whatever is in these toys that are causing the burns.

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SHOCKING NEWS Out Of TEXAS – 60-70 Bodies Found Rotting In Field … This Is HORRIFIC!

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America’s criminal justice system is a finely tuned machine with one purpose; justice for all. While good old-fashioned detective work, canvassing, questioning and sometimes a gut instinct will never be replaced during investigations into criminal activity, the fastest evolving part of an investigation is the forensic science.

As citizens of this great nation, we are constantly in search of a way to make sure that no innocent person is punished and no guilty person gets off scot-free. However, the more sadistic and creative the criminals get, the more tedious and meticulous those who try to catch them might be. While this looks like a few trips to a computer on TV shows, the reality is that forensic science is a dirty business and one that most of us don’t completely understand.

In order to determine things like how long a person has been dead, scientists and investigators need to actually observe a body decompose in a controlled environment, and that’s just is happening at a body farm in Texas. Daily Mail reports that the bodies are exposed to the elements and covered with cages to keep scavengers off them, and while it’s for a good cause, it’s truly horrific to see:

“These gruesome images show the inside of a body farm – a graveyard where the dead are left to rot in open cages.

Rows upon row of dead bodies are lined up in the metal pens in the remote Texan field as part of scientific research into how corpses rot.

In fact, despite its grisly appearance, the so-called body farms actually help police solve crimes by helping to determine when victims were killed.”

Scientists at The Forensic Anthropology Centre at Texas State University are able to use the donated dead bodies and compare them to those killed in suspicious circumstances.

The information gathered here can be used in a court of law and researchers have been called to give evidence for the prosecution and defense. The bodies can also be used to help with facial reconstruction.

By using the skulls and images of those who volunteer for the open burial scientists can help police to reconstruct what an actual victim may have looked like.

They often have worked in law enforcement so know how useful the facilities are, decomposition expert Dr. Danny Wescott told CBS Austin.”

Just like a person can choose to be an organ donor, someone can also donate their body to science after they pass on. This is just one of the possibilities for what could be done with someone who makes that donation.  It’s far from a pleasant sight to see, however, the work is one of those unpleasant necessities to keep crime down.

Without endeavors like this one, the forensic departments would have no way of training their scientists to determine exact times of death, which markings on a body come from attacks and which come from scavengers, etc. That is important, not only in the sense that it helps bring justice for the families of those killed, but knowing that it’s getting increasingly more difficult to get away with a crime, keeps crime down. Behavior will always depend on its consequences, and without an effective way to punish attackers, more attacks would happen.

Dr. Danny Wescott has spent a number of years leading the research of skeletons at the US university.

He said: ‘It allows us to see how bodies decompose. We work with law enforcement officials and help with the training of local police cadets.

‘We get bodies given to us specifically to use. Living donors offer their bodies as donations. We also take next of kin donation.

‘We have two criteria for the bodies – they must be under 500 pounds when they die. And they must not have any active infectious diseases like hepatitis C. We also accept cremains.

‘It then gets assigned to a research project. The bodies can be left out in the field for six months to a couple of years.

‘The skeleton is then used for further research. In fact, most of the research is done on skeletons.’

To be a part of the body farm most people volunteer before their death – although some are donated by next of kin. Police then observe how different factors influence the way the bodies decompose.

‘Law enforcement provides different scenarios and we look at the effects of clothing and things like diabetes on the body,’ Dr. Wescott said.

‘It allows us to give estimations on death to the police. We can also help with facial reconstruction.

‘Because we know what the person looked like before they died we can compare this with what those who draw the facial reconstruction images have come up with.

‘We also look at the ecology side – and how it impacts specifically on insects. We have scientists here from the UK because there is a demand for it.’

The bodies have to be caged to protect them from vultures, which are rife in Texas.
‘At the moment we have between 65 and 70 bodies. There are more men than women but we also get some couples who donate their bodies,’ Dr.Wescott said.

This might not be the kind of place that you want to go on a family vacation, but it might just be what keeps the streets a little safer wherever you do take your vacation. Like many of the aspects of law enforcement, this isn’t a particularly pleasant task, but one that has to be done if we are going to try to keep our nation safe.

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It’s Official! The Camera Just Caught It…Secret Is Out Now After The Shocking Reveal!

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First Lady Melania Trump has been exceptionally busy during her first Christmas season in the White House. Despite all the festivities and responsibilities she has in her new role, she kept herself even busier with spreading compassion to the hundreds of victims of this year’s natural disasters. Now that she’s back in Washington, D.C., she’s settling back into her festive routine for the rest of December when a photo was snapped of her and President Trump. While the shot looks stunning as ever, there’s something unexpected that the camera caught. Now the secret is out and the first lady is bracing herself for the inevitable attacks.

There is absolutely nothing this incredible presidential pair can do without coming under an onslaught of scrutiny from their detractors. The couple’s first White House Christmas picture was no exception. Everyone immediately noticed something “wrong” with it as soon as the official portrait was revealed. Now there’s no more hiding it and there’s nothing wrong with that either. However, leave it to hateful, anti-Christmas liberals to turn the image “issue” into major allegations against the Trumps.

Opposing Views reports:

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have revealed their official Christmas card for 2017.

The first lady debuted the card on Twitter on Dec. 14, reports Empty World.

In the caption accompanying the Trump’s Christmas card photo, the first lady tweeted: Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania [email protected] & @FLOTUS are seen Tuesday, December 5, in their official 2017 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C.”

Seems like an elegant and perfect Christmas card, right? Well, liberals took immediate notice and concern of something else. Rather than realizing that this was a shot that was supposed to be just of the President and First Lady, people began to react to the fact that their youngest son Barron, wasn’t in the photo greeting.

“This Christmas…Barron Trump is HOME ALONE!” one commenter said, cleverly making reference to the popular 1990 movie of the same name. As the remarks and question of the boy’s absence came pouring in, the next plausible step for Internet sleuths was to start a hashtag for it – since that’s what they do.

The hashtag “Where’s Barron” almost immediately made an appearance. “For the photo, the first lady wore a sleeveless, long, black dress, with pointed black stilettos, while the president wore a black tuxedo with a matching bow tie,” Opposing Views pointed out of our stunning first couple. “They are seen smiling, hand in hand, standing in front of the White House double doors, with two Christmas trees on either side, each of which is covered in fake snow.”

The couple is certainly used to the criticism at this point since it’s been a solid year of such ridiculous attacks that have no sign of slowing in the new year. They probably realized that they are “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” with including Barron in the picture since the criticism then would have been why they didn’t have the rest of Trump’s children in the shot. Chances are, they decided to just keep it simple.

Opposing Views has more:

Prior to unveiling the photo, the White House debuted a video of Melania Trump getting the property ready for the holidays, decorating the trees, preparing wreaths, and supervising the baking of cookies.

Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first lady’s office, confirmed via tweet that a huge gingerbread house was also prepared, constructed from 300 pounds of dough, reports Time.

Also on display are former President Ronald Reagan’s china and former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol.”

More details on the decorations are provided by The Daily Beast, which reports that also on display are 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, over 3,100 yards of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet of garland.

The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman thought it was overkill, however, and declared it the “creepiest home space in America,” comparing it to scenery from a Tim Burton movie and recommending that the first lady keep the Christmas decorations up for next Halloween.

In addition to the card and video, Melania Trump also issued an official Christmas statement, reports Time. “The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” she said. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.”

The root of the issue is probably jealousy that the Trumps are in the White House and Hillary Clinton is not on this Christmas card as she and all of her supporters expected to see before her major loss in the presidential elections. We have a lot of reasons to celebrate this season and the two people in this picture have a lot to do with that.

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