Friday, October 21, 2016

FCC Approves Foreign Takeover of U.S. Broadcasters


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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on September 29th did something worse than give up control of the Internet. They voted unanimously to put America’s entire broadcast industry on the fast track to a foreign takeover by Chinese, Russian or Muslim Brotherhood front corporations.
This new FCC rule gives foreign interests the long sought-after tools they need to shape U.S. public opinion and to censor the opposition.
Once a foreign corporation scoops up a media business, such as a chain of radio stations, it can eliminate national and local programming and substitute its own government’s propaganda. That means that conservative talkers could find themselves off the air.
Citing the need for “change” from the old “vintage” laws, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel declared that “laws that govern broadcast investment can get in the way.”
So, rather than respect the law and Congress, the FCC decided in a 5 to 0 vote to decree a new “rule” that effectively guts a law that protected Americans from foreign interests and their propaganda. The new rule assumes that any foreign owner of a TV or radio broadcaster will be acceptable unless someone can prove otherwise.
The FCC claims that under the new rule national security concerns will be reviewed by the proper authorities. Do they mean the same authorities that signed off on the Iran nuclear deal and the Russian uranium purchase? So now, in addition to keeping an eye on terror cells in the U.S., our security agents will be required to follow the money-trail in closed societies like China, Russia and Middle Eastern monarchies to make sure that new station owners are not tied to foreign governments. Really?
Sadly, Congress appears to be content to be left in the dark on the subject.
An example of our blissfully-ignorant Congress was on display a couple of weeks prior to the FCC vote, when the entire FCC commission testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.” Even though the FCC had announced it was planning a vote on new foreign ownership rules over a year ago, during a three-hour hearing the subject was never raised by one senator.
Handing over America’s public airwaves to foreign interests by sidestepping longstanding law ought to be something that the Senate “overseers” should be at least curious about, don’t you think?
At the final FCC vote, Commissioner Ajit Pai said the new rule will “give broadcasters greater access to capital.” Accessing capital by selling 100 percent interest in a business? Isn’t that called selling out?
Only in Washington is a going-out-of-business sale called “accessing capital.” If accessing capital is the main issue, I guess by that standard we should repeal the laws that make bank robbery illegal, too. After all, aren’t bank robbers just accessing capital?
No, there is much more at stake here than just capital. It’s called a free and independent press. Thanks to the FCC, soon foreign interests will be able to masquerade as your friendly neighborhood TV or radio station (the national media sold out long ago). And you can count on them waving the American flag as they do it. Remember Al Jazeera America buying Al Gore’s Current TV?
The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have reported extensively on Chinese purchases of movie theater chains and Hollywood production companies, including a current bid to buy Dick Clark Productions. Chinese interests have also leased local underperforming AM radio stations in major U.S. markets such as Washington D.C. Based on the nature of those deals and their financial losses, it is clear that China’s interest in entering the U.S. media market is more to influence public opinion than to turn a profit.
Yet in her attempt to justify the FCC action, Commissioner Rosenworcel said the old laws “were put in place to prevent foreign powers from disrupting ship-to-shore governmental communications during warfare.” She also said, “But just as horses and bayonets are not the tools of modern warfare, the cyber threats we face today are not especially well-guarded by these prohibitions.”
But cyber threats are not the only threats we face. The good old fashioned Cold War tools of warfare called “disinformation” and propaganda have been enhanced by modern technology, not made obsolete by it. Just ask the ISIS fighters who have been recruited by sophisticated Internet videos.
Broadcasting is not just another pipe through which you deliver data. A broadcaster controls the message and the content.
So why did this happen? The current FCC commissioners are mostly lawyers and lobbyists with political connections to both political parties. These political parties depend on financial contributions from major corporations, including media corporations. They want the option of dumping their broadcast properties off on cash-heavy foreign buyers, no matter what impact it has on the public’s right to know.
The system is rigged, even in favor of the foreign interests buying up America.
Jerry Kenney, a television producer from Port Orange, Florida, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that foreign channels RT and Al Jazeera have both violated the law by not disclosing in their U.S. propaganda broadcasts that they are agents of foreign powers. He has also alleged violations of FCC rules that have given Al Jazeera and RT access to taxpayer-funded public television stations.

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"America Has Lost" -Phillipine President Duterte, Announces "Separation" From United States,, Alligns With China,; Seeks Alliance With Putin,


by Tyler Durden
After the relentless barrage of verbal abuse and negative sentiment aimed at Barack Obama and the US, coupled with increasingly complimentary statements toward Beijing, it was only a matter of time before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte put an end to the speculation if and when he would officially pivot the country's long-held diplomatic alliance away from the US and toward China. He did so today when, during a visit to China's capital, Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.
Duterte is currently in Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally Washington deteriorate.
"In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people, to applause, at a forum in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. "Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost."
Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal in the Hague ruled that Beijing did not have historic rights to the South China Sea in a case brought by the previous administration in Manila, marks a reversal in foreign policy since the 71-year-old former mayor took office on June 30. As Reuters adds, his trade secretary, Ramon Lopez, said $13.5 billion in deals would be signed during the China trip.
An even more dramatic admission came moments later when Duterte also voiced his desire to expand the newly hachced Asian axis to include Russia as well.
"I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way," Duterte told his Beijing audience.
Still, in keeping with the semi flip-flopping nature of his administration, a few hours after Duterte's speech, his top economic policymakers released a statement saying that, while Asian economic integration was "long overdue", that did not mean the Philippines was turning its back on the West.
"We will maintain relations with the West but we desire stronger integration with our neighbours," said Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia in a joint statement. "We share the culture and a better understanding with our region. The Philippines is integrating with ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea."
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Unlike Obama's final arrival in China in the late summer which was met several very embarrassing logistical and diplomatic snafus, China pulled out all the stops to welcome Duterte, including a marching band complete with baton-twirling band master at his official greeting ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, which is not extended to most leaders. President Xi Jinping, meeting Duterte earlier in the day, called the visit a "milestone" in ties. Xi told Duterte that China and the Philippines were brothers and they could "appropriately handle disputes", though he did not mention the South China Sea in remarks made in front of reporters.
"I hope we can follow the wishes of the people and use this visit as an opportunity to push China-Philippines relations back on a friendly footing and fully improve things," Xi said.
Following their meeting, during which Duterte said relations with China had entered a new "springtime", Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said the South China Sea issue was not the sum total of relations. "The two sides agreed that they will do what they agreed five years ago, that is to pursue bilateral dialogue and consultation in seeking a proper settlement of the South China Sea issue," Liu said.
As a result of Duterte's pivot, China now has a key supporter in the ongoing geopolitical disagreement involving the contested territory in the South China Sea. China claims most of the energy-rich South China Sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. In 2012, China seized the disputed Scarborough Shoal and denied Philippine fishermen access to its fishing grounds.
Liu said the shoal was not mentioned and he did not answer a question about whether Philippine fishermen would be allowed there. He said both countries had agreed on coastguard and fisheries cooperation, but did not give details.
Duterte on Wednesday said the South China Sea arbitration case would "take the back seat" during talks, and that he would wait for the Chinese to bring up the issue rather than doing so himself. Xi said issues that could not be immediately be resolved should be set aside, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.
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Meanwhile, anti-US sentiment is building in the Philippines, which is also not surprising, after Duterte previously called Barack Obama a "son of a bitch" and told his to "go to hell", while alluding to severing ties with the old colonial power. On Wednesday, to the cheers of hundreds of Filipinos in Beijing, Duterte said Philippine foreign policy was veering towards China. "I will not go to America anymore. We will just be insulted there," Duterte said. "So time to say goodbye my friend."
As we reported earlier, about 1,000 anti-U.S. protesters gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Manila calling for the removal of U.S. troops from the southern island of Mindanao. As the standoff escalated, the local police ran over protesters who were preparing to storm the embassy.
As a result of this dramatic collapse in US-Philipinne relations, the next US president will have their hands full with not only the rapidly escalation standoff between Russia and the US in Syria, but will be rushing the mend relations with one of the oldest US allies in the Pacific rim.

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below: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Speak at Alfred Smith Dinner in New York City. full program
Full monologue: Hillary Clinton jokes about herself and roasts Donald Trump

Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Waldorf Astoria New York, New York City, New York, United States
Founded 1945
Organized by Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, commonly known as the Al Smith Dinner, is an annual white tie fundraiser for Catholic charities supporting needy children held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on the third Thursday of October. It is organized by the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in honor of former New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate; the dinner is hosted by the Archbishop of New York (as of 2016, Cardinal Timothy Dolan.)

Alfred E. Smith in 1928.
The first dinner was in 1945, the year after Al Smith's death. It is generally the last event at which the two U.S. presidential candidates share a stage before the election.[1] Apart from presidential candidates, keynote speakers have included Clare Boothe Luce, Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, Tom Brokaw, Tony Blair, and many other prominent figures in government, business, the media, and entertainment.[2]



Since 1960 (when Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy were speakers), it has been a stop for the two main presidential candidates during several U.S. election years. In 1976, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter spoke; in 1980, Carter and Ronald Reagan; in 1988, Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush; in 2000, Al Gore and George W. Bush; in 2008, John McCain and Barack Obama; in 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Since 1945, only two presidents have not spoken at the dinner: Harry Truman and Bill Clinton.[3] Candidates have traditionally given humorous speeches poking fun at themselves and their opponents, making the event similar to a roast. The 2008 dinner raised $3.9 million.[4]
Since 1980, this custom has been affected by friction between the Democratic Party and the Catholic Church over abortion.[5] During the 1980 dinner, Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter was booed.[5] In 1984, Ronald Reagan spoke, but his opponent, Walter Mondale, opted out, saying he needed time to prepare for an upcoming presidential debate.[6] Amy Sullivan suggests that Mondale's decision was motivated by "tensions between the Catholic Church and the Democratic Party."[5]
In 1996 and 2004, the Archdiocese of New York chose not to invite the presidential candidates. In 1996, this was reportedly because Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor was angry at Democratic nominee Bill Clinton for vetoing a bill outlawing some late-term abortions.[7] The organizers' explanation was that the candidates had been unable to commit to attending the dinner.[7] The vice-presidential candidates spoke instead. In 2004, Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling explained that the candidates were not invited because "the issues in this year's campaign could provoke division and disagreement,"[7] but some speculated that the decision was due to Democratic nominee (and Roman Catholic) John Kerry's pro-choice stance on abortion.[8
"Obama out:" President Barack Obama's hilarious final White House correspondents' dinner speech

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Weekly Capitol Report

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

It's harvest time! Make sure to thank a farmer, because their hard work brings food to dinner tables across America! Whether you and your family are visiting a local corn maze, pumpkin patch, or haunted house, make sure to be safe and have fun!

 Take a moment out of your busy schedule to read my Weekly Capitol Report. My office puts this newsletter together especially for my constituents so you can read what is happening in our state's capitol.  If you have questions, comments, or even information you want included in the report, please contact my office!
State Representative Don Rone 201 W Capitol Avenue, Room 116-1 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Office Phone: (573) 751-4058 Email:
Legislative Assistant Debby Huebert
Committee Member of:

Vice-Chairman of Appropriations - Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

 Agriculture Policy

Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

Select Committee on Agriculture



Conference Committee on Budget
Congratulations, Kason! The Bootheel is proud of you! 
Kason Lawrence of Gideon awarded scholarship
SEARCY, AR (10/14/2016)-- Kason Lawrence of Gideon (63848) was named a Yingling Scholar at an honorary luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 11. As a recipient of the Yingling scholarship, Lawrence is awarded $10,000 for four years to attend Harding University. The award is one of the highest scholarship amounts at the University.
Lawrence, a Bible and ministry major, was selected through a rigorous application and interview process and will maintain eligibility for the scholarship through continued scholarship and good academic standing. The Yingling Scholarship fund was established by Louie Yingling for students pursing degrees and careers in ministry. Yingling family members presented the scholarships and addressed recipients at the luncheon.
"I don't know anything more treasured in the Yingling family than the minsters that have been a part of our lives," Dewitt Yingling said. "We are proud of you for choosing that field. Louie Yingling had no children, but you and your fellow Yingling Scholars are his legacy."
The luncheon concluded with presentations from Lawrence and other scholars regarding their future plans for ministry.
Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, and has been recognized as a top 25 school in the South. Harding also maintains study abroad programs in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit
A  Reminder about Those Who Serve in the Capitol
As the state moves closer to Election Day and campaign season is in full swing, the negativity continues to ramp up and the public’s perception of candidates and elected officials oftentimes becomes more jaded. When you add in some of the recent stories about inappropriate behavior of a few people in and around the political process, it’s easy to understand why some citizens have a negative view of government and government officials.
It’s at a time like this when the importance of voting must be stressed, and it is imperative that citizens be active and informed about the candidates they may elect to office. The people truly do have the power to decide who will represent them in the halls of government, and it is a power that should never be taken for granted. That is why it is important not only to vote, but also to be informed and to make educated votes for the candidates who will fight for the best interests of the people.
It’s equally important to note the vast majority of the men and women who seek out and obtain public office are conscientious citizens who are involved in politics for the right reasons. This fact often gets lost amid the mudslinging and negative news articles that dominate the spotlight during election season, but the truth is the vast majority of folks in politics are good people who are trying to help their communities and constituents.
It cannot be denied there are a few bad apples from time to time whose inappropriate actions can cause all political figures to be viewed in a negative light. These individuals abuse their power and the trust placed in them by the people who elected them to serve, and in doing so they tarnish the reputation of all public servants. However, the truth is these individuals are in the minority and not at all representative of the average elected official. 
In Missouri, the State Capitol is filled with hardworking men and women who are more than just elected officials. Just like the citizens they represent, these individuals are loving spouses and parents, successful professionals, business owners, farmers, and community activists. In a nutshell, they are representative of the diverse population of Missouri, but they have the common goal and interest of doing what is best for the state and the willingness to put in the long hours of work to accomplish this goal.
With all of the negative ads and stories that run during campaign season, this is a fact that can be hard to see, but it is important to remember there are good people working hard to do good things for the State of Missouri. On November 8 the people of Missouri will again have the opportunity to elect the folks they think will do the best job in office.

Task Force Meets Again to Discuss Ways to Fight Human Trafficking
Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force held two hearings recently to discuss Missouri’s next steps to fight trafficking in the state. Task Force members met in Mehlville and Columbia to take testimony on the issue that continues to destroy lives in Missouri and around the world.
In Columbia the task force heard emotional testimony from a woman who told the story of how she was trafficked by her parents from the time she was a toddler. Her courageous decision to share her story reminded the committee that trafficking too often begins at a young age and within a family.
The chairman of the task force said the witness’s testimony highlighted many of the issues the task force hopes to address as it continues its work. The task force hopes to look at ways to prevent trafficking, to catch it when it happens, to make sure the multiple agencies that might be exposed to trafficking would refer such a case to an investigating agency, and to back groups that support victims’ transitions into life after trafficking.
The task force learned that trafficking victims who are rescued often need months and even years of mental, emotional, and physical treatment. Treatment is extremely expensive and time consuming and there is currently a lack of resources for victims of trafficking. The task force chairman said the group will consider recommending budgetary proposals that would give financial backing to the groups that offer treatment to victims. A subcommittee within the task force is currently studying the issue.
The task force will also consider recommending the creation of a state position that would be dedicated to dealing with trafficking issues. Additionally, the task force will recommend that the state require or recommend that the national trafficking hotline be posted in employers’ breakrooms, and that former trafficking victims be given options to expunge prior prostitution convictions.
The task force plans to meet again in November or December to finalize the recommendations it will make to the General Assembly.
Governor Nixon Releases Some Withheld Funds
Shortly after the legislature overrode the vetoes of several House and Senate bills, the governor responded by withholding approximately $59 million from the state’s current operating budget. Nixon had previously restricted $115 million in funding from the budget in July. This week the governor released $12 million of the withheld funds with the majority of the funds going to public schools. The governor cited revenue growth of 5.8 percent in September as the reason for his decision.
Even with the release of funds, the governor continues to withhold $162 million in funding from the state’s $27.3 billion budget. The state will need to continue to see healthy revenue growth in order for the remainder of the budget restrictions to be released.

Services Offered By My Office

Please use this resource guide if you need any information about Resolutions, Certificates, office visits, or constituent concerns. My Legislative Assistant Deborah will be happy to help you!

Requesting a Courtesy Resolution
Courtesy resolutions can be requested for many reasons including, but not limited to, an Anniversary, Birth, Eagle Scout Award, Marriage, Birthday, Business Opening, Special Award, Retirement, or Sports.  Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you like to request a Courtesy Resolution.  If you would like to have me personally present the Courtesy Resolution, please call my office and my assistant will be happy to work with you to schedule for this.  My office number is 573-751-4085.

Scheduling a Visit with Me Back in the District
I always enjoy visiting with my constituents in the 149th District. Some of my favorite groups are school aged children but I also enjoy meeting with every age group! If you would like to schedule a visit with me, please call my office at 573-751-4085 and my assistant Debby will be happy to work with you to arrange a time for us to visit.  Visits can include reading and talking with school children, visiting retirement centers, visiting non-profit groups, businesses, coffee talks, and more.

Visiting the Jefferson City and the Capitol
Even though we are out of session from June to December, any time of the year is a great time to visit the Capitol.  The building is a beautiful place to visit and my assistant will be happy to arrange a tour for you while you are in Jefferson City. There are many interesting places to visit during your visit to our state Capitol. A great way to get to Jefferson City is via Amtrak if driving is not possible or challenging.  Visitors can tour the Missouri Supreme Court, Old Missouri State Penitentiary, the Missouri Military History Museum, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Museum, and more.

Missouri and United States Flags
If you know of a school, retirement center, non-profit group, or someone else that is in need of a flag, please contact my office at 573-751-4085 and we will arrange to have a new flag sent or delivered to them.

Scheduling Class or Large Group Visits at the Capitol
If your school is planning on traveling to the Capitol between January and May, contact my Capitol office as soon as you know a date to set up the tour, as things become busy very quickly during the session.  Tours of the Governor's Mansion and Capitol fill up rapidly with schools from all over Missouri, so, the sooner, the better.  It is best to set up your school visits or large group visits at least 6 months out if possible.  If this is not possible, contact my office and we will try very hard to see what we can arrange for you, rest assured, not all will be lost though, there are plenty of self-guided tours and other sites to visit.  If you are planning a visit during the Interim Period, June through December, please let my office know. If I am in Jefferson City during your visit, I would enjoy getting to visit with you and showing you the Capitol!

Service Member and Veterans Services
Enough cannot be said of the sacrifices our brave men and women of the Armed Forces make for our freedoms every day, both at home and abroad.  The Missouri Veterans Commission has put together a guide for Missouri resources for military service members and their families with contacts for local VA Hospitals and Centers, the American Legion, the VFW, the other resources for our veterans.  To request one, please contact my office at 573-751-4085 and we will be more than happy to provide you with a copy of this helpful guide.
Our mailing address is:
State Representative Don Rone
201 West Capitol Ave
Room 116-1
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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