Trump government slowly filling with neocons

Former Bush administration officials are slowly finding themselves in power positions at the State Department, illustrating that neo-conservatism is alive and well in the Trump administration.

The Daily Caller confirmed last week that Brian Hook, a harsh critic of Trump’s foreign policy proposals during the campaign season, has been named director of policy planning at State. The senior position places Hook in a position to oversee State planning efforts and shape the department’s overall messaging strategy.

Hook formerly held several key positions in the Bush White House and co-founded a foreign policy strategy outfit, the John Hay Initiative, that provided neocon talking points to many of Trump’s primary opponents. He was also the foreign policy brains for Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 presidential bid.

In other words, he represents a good portion of the hawkish brand of foreign policy that the president rejected on the campaign trail.

New realities are upon us

I’m not talking about economic realities or political realities… I’m talking about two of the most transformative technologies that are beginning to flow into our markets as well speak: virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

These are not just for gamers, young hipsters or spoiled millennials. AR and VR are already involved in some very real world efforts that illustrate the value underneath these whiz bang technologies.

What’s the difference?

VR is a computer generated simulation of a 3D environment where you can interact in real time, using VR headsets, gloves, suits, etc.

AR superimposes a computer generated view on top of what you are seeing in real life.

The difference is, VR tends to be completely immersive. Facebook’s Oculus Rift is a VR headset. If you have it on and you’re moving in a room to get a drink from the refrigerator, you may be moving in the game but you have no idea where you are in the room. You’re locked into the reality in your headset.

The medical establishment’s culture of death

God said that all who do not love Him must, necessarily, love death (Proverbs 8:36).

The love of death is prevalent in our society for a number of reasons, most of which are not widely understood. When informed of the esoteric (hidden) and occultic nature of these influences, people tend to reject the information. Most folks deny the fact of mass social conditioning toward the love of death because they are actually among the many who are deceived and programmed. Perhaps the biggest outfit serving up death to Americans is the professional medical establishment, a truth that is precisely the opposite of what we are schooled and told.

Our forebearers knew the truth of the matter. They lived in a time when it was easier, more traditional, more fashionable and more practical to choose God over the ideologies of men.

Huge majority: Cuts, not taxes

Trump’s feelings of regret were revealed in a piece published Thursday by The New York Times, after the new president got caught in the middle of GOP disagreements on how to best unravel Obamacare.

The president, according to the report, blames House Speaker Paul Ryan for pushing him to instead pursue Obamacare repeal efforts.

From the report:

Mr. Trump has told four people close to him that he regrets going along with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s plan to push a health care overhaul before unveiling a tax cut proposal more politically palatable to Republicans.

He said ruefully this week that he should have done tax reform first when it became clear that the quick-hit health care victory he had hoped for was not going to materialize on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the act’s passage, when the legislation was scheduled for a vote.

Detoxifying the body’s city dump

Nobody can live without their liver, but we all try it.

The human liver was created to be a human garbage disposal. But in many people their liver is a city dump. The result is that over-waste means overwork.

Liver sludge translates into low energy, an overweight body, stiff joints, digestion problems, and accumulation of toxins from junk foods and drugs. And since seniors have less ability to assimilate, the toxic buildup of pharmaceutical drugs becomes deadly and fatal. Slower and deteriorated liver and kidney functions compound the buildup of toxemia. Enough toxemia concludes life on this earth.

“Detox” is a word you see and hear all the time these days but what does it mean? It means we all need to do something for our health that we never think about, and that is help our livers take out the trash. We can give our liver new life at any age and most of our health problems will improve or go away. We don’t have to know that our livers are toxic. We can assume it.

Reason editor: Trump’s AG can’t kill marijuana reform

President Donald Trump’s appointment of Alabama conservative Jeff Sessions to head the Justice Department had many drug reform advocates worried. But the editor of a top Libertarian magazine says Sessions has, at best, the ability to slow the trend toward national marijuana legalization.

“The Trump administration can slow down marijuana legalization, but they can’t stop it,” Reason senior editor Jacob Sullum says in a video recently produced by the outlet.

The issue, Sullum contends, is a lack of federal power to force “legal” states to reintroduce harsh marijuana laws.

But Sessions does have some options if he is interested in using federal power to trump individual and state rights because he believes prohibition policies work.

“He could indeed crack down on a lot of businesses in the states where marijuana is legal,” according to Sullum. “That would obviously have a very disrupting effect on the industry.”

Trump’s Washington sees the establishment turn on conservative voters

Remember how conservative Republicans lost it when Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Well, here we are again…

Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from New York, was working overtime Thursday to urge passage of the American Health Care Act when he offered viewers this gem during an interview with MSNBC’s Brian Williams.

“In my district, right now there’s a lot of misunderstanding as to what it is we’re doing,” he said. “And once we get it done, and then we can have the chance to really explain it.”

Did you catch that?

The Republican healthcare bill, which the GOP leadership tried desperately to keep under wraps to the dismay of conservatives like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, is more of the same bureaucracy-laden garbage that Republicans have purported to loathe since Pelosi’s absurd 2010 utterance.