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REPORT: ISIS HARVESTING AND SELLING HUMAN ORGANS TO HELP FINANCE ITS OPERATIONS
John Layfield: They get several million dollars a month through antiquity sales, $100,000 a day through extortion, kidnapping and ransom. They were getting about $2 million a day in oil sales, illegal oil sales. That has gone significantly because oil has been cut in half and also the refinery capability has been cut significantly down. Look, this selling organs reportedly, if this is true, this is one of the most macabre things I have heard of since the Nazis. I wouldn't put it past these guys, I don't know if the technology is there, but they are being hurt by a lot of the oil strikes. So we have got to figure out a way to go after what is making them money. The oil refineries in Raqqa an Mosul, the border crossings, we need to bribe them more than shutting down the illegal oil cells. We can shut down their funding and target their large artillery. We can't target the small arms they manufacture themselves, but the artillery they get specifically from the United States that went through Iraq, that we can take out. And that will be hard to replace, especially if you start hitting their oil fields.
Jennice Fuentes: Because remember, when we first started looking at this kind of financing of terrorist activity, we only had a situation that we were looking at money laundering. Ever since 9/11, think of 9/11 and 9/11 hijackers hiding in plain sight. If you looked at the way they collected their money, it would have passed through any bankers scrutiny because it was really hard, they did the ATMs, the bags of money and deposits. So it didn't raise any alarms. And I think it has been clear since then that it is difficult to do a financial profile of a terrorist in this country. I think we have an enormous problem and it is not clear how to do it. I don't put it past them that they could be so unorganized, but the fact they make going and working with and through the countries that are our allies is a concern to us. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, that's a concern.
Gary B. Smith : We have been fighting organized crime here in the united states for decades. We have been fighting organized crime across the world for decades. It is very difficult. But you do it the same way. Yes, I agree with john, they need it in one part to be treated like a terrorist organization. On the other hand, they need to be treated like an organized crime ring. That's what you do, you find informants and flip insiders and bury into their network and get the lower-level guys to rat out the top-level guys. It is time consuming but Al Capone was caught by the I.R.S. For a financial transaction. No one came in and bombed his Chicago headquarters. So it is difficult, but it can be done.
Jonas Max Ferris: The money is not trackable, so we need to get rid of currencies and make that illegal to track money. But there's still sources of revenue here. And one of the other mistakes is that we never secured the assets in this region. That is the oil production facilities and antiquities in these museums. It is all looted and anybody can cut off someone's head can take it over and basically have a source of revenue. So I know that's what you have to do. We had a to secure and tap into that source of revenue. We are afraid to do it and there's no way of doing this without doing that now that includes Syria where the oil is coming from, unfortunately. Bad intelligence got us into this mess and I don't believe bad intelligence is going to get us out. I don't think these people are expecting to do operations and transport organs around the world in cooler bags. That's difficult to pull off, they are terrorists.
Tracy Byrnes: I think they are capable of anything. You're talking about an organization that's willing to make their revenue line made up of ransom, looting, extortion; they will go to any length because it is about the dollar with these guys at the end of the day. They still need funding. So to hit them in their wallets is exactly what we should be doing. Look, we can track this. To say it's difficult and that it is hard and we didn't want to do it because we were -- we backed off and were scared, that's ludicrous. We should get in there and be taking care of this. And it is unfortunate we were able to handle organized crime and not ISIS. We can't go down in history as the country that let this slide away.
FCC TO VOTE ON INTERNET REGULATIONS NEXT WEEK
Tracy Byrnes: They go ahead with this, your prices will go up, more rules and regulations also leads to worst service at the end of the day. This is not going to help the consumer at all. And you know what it does? It hurts the last minion of entrepreneurship we have out there, that the government doesn't have its hands on. This is what this is, Brenda, a money-grab. They want to be able to tax it and take a piece home for themselves because they realize it's working without them and they don't like that.
Jennice Fuentes : I think the word regulation has to be used carefully here. I think the way this is leaning, Tracy, they are trying to basically charge more. Right now we have an even playing field and I think it's important that you and I can afford to pay more for faster connection, but we want everyone to have a faster connection. And we want everyone to have access to the content we have access to, legal content we want to see as fast as we want to see it. And I think that's what at stake here. When we talk about regulation, I want to make sure it remains a level playing field. Even if that means it has to be regulated for some extent. As a common carrier, I think that's the way we need to look at it.
John Layfield: Look, that's not the real world and certainly not the free market. The free market will tell you that if you have a company like Walmart, they can negotiate in bulk. Now, is that fair to the mom and pop store? No, it's not, but there's a reason that same Walton built a multibillion business to negotiate in bulk. If Netflix built this business to negotiate a faster lane, that is simply the free market and to take that away puts more of the government and more of the nanny state into something that it doesn't, definitely does not belong. And that is the internet.
Jonas Max Ferris: Yeah, look, we're going to get more regulation because every single politician wants to regulate the internet on both sides of the aisle. It's just different ways of regulating it. There's not one politician right now who doesn't think that Verizon or Cable Vision, if they were your only ISP for high speed internet, they said, we don't block Netflix because you're going to download our movies. No one in government will allow that, and that's regulating the internet. Because in a free market, it's Verizon's cable, they can do that if they want. The problem is, there's monopolies at the end of the road here. There's some markets only served by one company. As long as that's the case, they need regulation. We need more companies coming in, google offered it in every market, then they can back out. Until then we'll have government regulation.
Gary B. Smith: We have a number of case studies. For everyone arguing as Jennice says with regulation, and she says, you know, kind of a moderate regulation, I guess, which is kind of an oxymoron with the government. They are just going to step in and go all over it. We have the airline industry. We used to have a regulated industry and people made the same arguments about we need to keep them regulated. Oh, my gosh, if it is unregulated, planes are going to be crashing and going all over. And what we found is instead of the markets just being served by one carrier, if you will, now multiple markets are served by multiple carriers. In 30 years we have seen prices 50% less than they were. So if you want to see your net, your internet pricing double as we would with airlines if they got reregulated, go there. If you want a mob bell, the telephone industry used to be regulated, then you're not going to get something like this. You're not going to get an iPhone from 20 different manufacturers, 20 different plans, so you can go back to all the names of having a nice of having a nice, comfortable, everyone gets access to everything, you'll see higher prices, less innovation as Tracy said, and it's going to be horrible, as is everything that the government gets into.
GOV'T WATCHDOG: DOE SPENT $21M ON CONFERENCES, INCLUDING SUPER BOWL PARTY
Gary B Smith: The government is great at spending other people's money. That's the one thing that they do better than anyone else. They are magicians of this. Brenda, if you include this all in, people say, it's only $21 million, it's nothing, it's a blip. If you include this under the bubble of just total poor spending, which is what it is, we have only spent since 1991, $300 billion. This adds up. This is ridiculous. And here's the problem. The government agencies are hiding this and lying about the expenses. The best way, you can't audit all this stuff. Just cut the entire government agency 5% and this stuff will go away.
Jonas Max Ferris: I hate when they can't run their company well. It's like a shareholder in a company. But why can't that job reflect some of the things you get in the private sector? Every company in America spends on average 1% of their revenues on parties and all the resort travel, conferences, that is part of the job. You make a job so boring, no one is going to want that job. But somebody wants the pension is a total loser, and that's who is running these companies.
Tracy Byrnes: I don't know if this is stupidity. It's like when you come home drunk in front of your siblings and they learn, never do this in front of mom, ever. They are so stupid they don't get it. We the taxpayers are so annoyed of this but they keep spitting in our face doing it all over again. Partially our fault for voting these jerks back in time after time.
Jennice Fuentes : Of course, we have $16 trillion national debt and $46 million in national waste. Of course I'm mad. I'm going back to congress to talk about that, but once upon a time the partisan effort was made to reduce government waste. You know what? Okay, at least it's a start, but we need to get serious and there has to be accountability about what to do with this waste, waste and waste. I agree, I'm as mad as the next person. That sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, which i think cutting government spending is. John, i have to leave you at last because i know you have something to say.
John Layfield: It is bipartisan. They are all doing this and all stealing money from taxpayers. Look, i read the entire inspector general's report. There were 151 cases isolated, 40 of those they took the no federal building in case. So they basically went to a hotel and rented this thing out and lived large. And here's what gets me, going back to Gary B.'S point, no names are mentioned. They are hiding the very people that stole this money from the taxpayers. The inspector general said there was something wrong with this. Why is no one put on the line? There was a person that signed the bill for this. Find these people and fire them. It's that simple. You just stole money from the taxpayer. That never happens because there's no accountability in politics. Because you go up to them and other politicians and then all of them get thrown out of D.C. And america would be much better.
Gary B Smith: TURN THE WINTER BLUES INTO GREEN!
(TTC) PLOWS UP 30% BY 2016
John Layfield - CHEAP OIL SENDS (DAL)
FLYING 20% HIGHER IN 1 YEAR
Jonas Max Ferris NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES MAKE
(CALM) 25% SWEETER IN 1 YEAR
Tracy Byrnes- THE TOOTH FAIRY IS
GIVING A PAY RAISE