TAMI DONNALLY ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR FLORIDA SENATE, DISTRICT 31
I am Tami Donnally and I would like to announce my candidacy for Florida Senate District 31. There will be a special election for this district in April of 2018 but I need to get on the ballot. The deadline for signatures to get on the ballot is November 29th. Yes, that fast! I need your help collecting as many REGISTERED VOTERS in Senate District 31 today. You can print them out from this link and we will pick them up. Talk to your neighbors, friends and family. We are so close and your petition matters.
Please visit my website www.tamidonnally.com and volunteer, donate, leave a comment and share on Facebook. We can win this district.
The Republican Club cordially invites everyone from the Kings Point Community to come to our Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 meeting, participate in our activities. Listen to our speakers and ask them questions about the issues of the day. All residents of Kings Point are invited to attend regardless of political persuasion.
All attending will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25.00 Publix gift card.
Our Town Hall Meeting will feature
Edward J. Bender
The well-known Article 5 Constitution activist
Ever wonder how “We the People” can achieve term limits for U.S Congressman and Senators, achieve a balanced budget amendment, and do other changes to our Constitution that we are concerned about? Edward Bender will give a power point presentation that describes the process of changing our Constitution
Mr. Bender is a Regional Captain for Region 9 of the Florida Convention of states team which includes Florida House Districts in the Greater Palm Beach and Treasure Coast areas.
He is a Certified Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor who graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in New York City and holds a Certificate in Computer Languages and Business Applications from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase. In 2010 he was a candidate for the Fl. House of Representatives.
Our December 6th free Holiday Party celebrating the 3rd anniversary of our Club Charter and achievements in the Monaco Ballroom was a huge success. Over 100 people were in attendance.
The party featured refreshments, entertainment and great speakers. Colonel Arthur Deruve led us in the Pledge of Allegiance; followed by Alan Klein singing our National Anthem. Then Colonel Deruve gave an outstanding commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day.
Peter Cavanagh conducted the Election of Officers. Our elected officers for 2018 are Paul Tocker – President, Jonathan Winson – Vice President, Bill Hartnet – Treasurer and Marie Cimafonte – Secretary.
Michael Barnett Chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County and Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Florida gave a great talk about Republican accomplishments followed by Tammy Donnally, the Vice Chairwoman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, who is a candidate Florida Senate District 31 in a special election scheduled for April 10th. Tammy told us of her campaign, she is a terrific candidate with a wealth of experience and deserves our whole hearted support. Carla Spaulding, a candidate for the U.S. Congress in the 18th Congressional District against Debbie Wasserman Schultz told us why she is the best person for the job. Peter Cavanaghconducted the raffles for the $25.00 Publix Gift Card and the 50/50 raffle winner collected $89.00. Then Zail Greenbain entertained us. Everyone enjoyed the speakers, the refreshments and the feeling of camaraderie.
We hope to see you all at or next meeting , on Wednesday, January 3rd , 2018 in the “Social Room” in the main Clubhouse near the East End Café .- Don’t forget everyone will have a free chance to win a $25.00 Publix gift card. We do not charge dues and there is no admission charge. We do accept and appreciate donations.
Please remember that we meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
Paul Tocker, President (561) 235-0840
Jonathan Winson, Vice President (561) 600-0416
Start 2018 with our January meeting on Thursday, January 4,
2018 at 6:00p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club at 190 Atlantis Boulevard, Atlantis, FL 33462
$16 for members and $19 for non-members includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink. Colonel Arthur DeRuve, our keynote speaker, will present “A Tribute to Our Troops and Veterans.” Dressed in full uniform, he will inform us why our military is the foundation to Making America Great! Reservations are not needed. All Republicans and guests are welcome.
Directions: Exit off of I-95 is Lantana Rd – go west to Congress Ave and turn north (right) – immediately get in the left lane and turn onto Atlantis Blvd. at the light – that is the main entrance to the city. Go past the guard house to the STOP sign and turn right onto Orange Tree Drive. The restaurant/club house is on your left at a sharp curve.There is also an entrance off of Military Trail.
Judeo-Christian Republican Club Meeting on Jan. 9th
at the South County Civic Center
Judeo-Christian Republican Club Meeting on Jan. 9th at the South County Civic Center
To those of you who attended our December 7th meeting featuring our honored guest and hero, Allen West, we thank you. It’s our duty to offer our members events that educate, motivate and “enthusiasticate,” all of course with a politically conservative bent. And we will, with your help, continue to do so.
On January 9th, our 6 PM meeting will again be at the South County Civic Center located at 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. We will have three outstanding speakers, one of whom will be a Fearless Freshman at a major, major university who petitioned for and received permission to host a conservative radio talk show at the school. Second will be Ryan Hnatiuk, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, who will speak briefly and introduce our keynote speaker, Dr. Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College.
It will be an exciting and interesting evening.
Members will be admitted quickly, without charge and guests will have the usual $5 entry fee. There is no pre-registration. Doors open at 5:30 and members will get priority seating. Others, first come, first served. Our website at judeochristianrepublicans.com offers immediate membership sign-up or you can mail your check for $25 for single or $45 per couple to Judeo-Christian Republican Club, PO Box 1073, Boca Raton, 33429-1073. And we are not known to turn down donations that help us to continue to grow!
The Board of the Judeo-Christian Republican Club wishes all of its members and followers a Sweet Chanukah, a Very, Merry Christmas and a Joyous, Fruitful, Healthy New Year.
Thanks, and see you on January 9th,
CONSERVATIVE CLUB HOSTS BREAKFAST WITH CONG. BRIAN MAST
January 28, 2018
The Conservative Club Presents
Breakfast with Congressman Brian Mast
Topic: State of the Union
January 28, 2018 in the Social Hall at
Valencia Reserve at 9:00 a.m.
Prior to his election to Congress, Brian served in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs. Brian remained on active duty following the injuries, and during his recovery process he provided expertise to the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms . After his retirement from the Army, he continued working in counter-terrorism and national defense as an Explosive Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security. Brian subsequently received a Degree from the Harvard Extension School and volunteered to serve alongside the Israel Defense Forces to show support for the freedom Israel represents throughout the Middle East. IN CONGRESS, He is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where his priorities include fixing the pressing water quality issues stemming from Lake Okeechobee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he uses his military expertise to help strengthen the safety and security of the United States. ON NATIONAL SECURITY Mast believes in providing security against foreign danger as a preeminent responsibility of the federal government. On Donald Trump, Mast supported Donald Trump “unanimously and wholeheartedly” in the 2016 presidential election. After the Billy Bush tape became public, he called Donald Trump’s remarks “inexcusable and disgusting.” On Foreign Policy, Mast favors “increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support.” Mast is opposed to cuts in defense, and has called for a spending increase. Mast said he would support a Republican proposal to cut U.S. funding to the United Nations.
January 28th, delicious breakfast in the Social Hall. Charge: $10 per person. Open to everyone, including residents and guests. Leave check in the Conservative Club mailbox at the Valencia Reserve Club House, or you can mail your check to: P.O Box 74127 Boynton Beach, Fl 33474. RSVP: Dr. Neal Krouse, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (561)-789-6817 email@example.com (561)-716-2424
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Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon (Daily Star)
Palestinian refugees are a slippery population — but when 285,535 of them go missing from a small country such as Lebanon, it should raise eyebrows.
UNRWA in Lebanon reports on its website that 449,957 refugees live under its protection in 12 camps, but a survey by Lebanon’s Central Administration of Statistics, together with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, could only find 174,535. The Lebanese government said the others “left.” Okay, maybe they did — Lebanon constrained them viciously, so it would make some sense. What does NOT make sense, then, is the UN giving UNRWA a budget based on nearly half a million people when, in fact, there are far fewer than a quarter of a million. Who is paying and who is getting the money?
We are and they are.
The UNRWA website shows a budget of $2.41 billion combined for FY 2016 and 2017. The U.S. provides more than $300 million to UNRWA annually, about one-quarter of the total. In August 2017, UNRWA claimed a deficit of $126 million. A former State Department official said the budget shortfalls are chronic but that “the funds seemed eventually arrive” after pressing others for more money — some of that additional money is from the U.S.
American funding for UNRWA is problematic itself because the organization is inextricably intertwined with Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon; see here, here and here. And specifically for Lebanon, the connection goes as far back as 2007. But stay with the “floating” population problem for a moment.
The huge discrepancy in Lebanon suggests that UNRWA may have trouble counting refugees in the West Bank, Jordan, Gaza, and Syria as well. (We’ll give them a pass on Syria for now.) The problem is not new, but that Palestinian agencies were running the census may help the United States overcome its own long-term obstinacy when it comes to counting and paying.
Ten years ago, a forum on Capitol Hill, then-Rep. Mark Kirk called for an international audit of UNRWA. Kirk admitted he was unsuccessful in generating demand among his colleagues despite such accounting anomalies as a $13 million entry for “un-earmarked expenses” in an audit conducted by UNRWA’s own board. An amendment to the 2006 Foreign Assistance Act had called for $2 million in additional funds for UNRWA, specifically for an investigation of finances, but the amendment was withdrawn at the request of the State Department.
As a Senator, Kirk offered an amendment calling for the State Department to provide two numbers to Congress: the number of Palestinians physically displaced from their homes in what became Israel in 1948, and the number of their descendants administered by the UNRWA. The State Department denounced the amendment, saying, “This proposed Amendment would be viewed around the world as the United States acting to prejudge and determine the outcome of this sensitive issue.”
Far from prejudging the outcome, a review of the number of Palestinian “refugees” in the world and the world’s obligation to them would provide an honest basis from which to make policy.
In 1950, the UN defined Palestinian “refugees” as people displaced from territory that had become Israel after having lived there for two years or more — this is distinct from every other population of refugees that must be displaced from their long-term homes. Furthermore, Palestinians are the only “refugee” group that hands the status down through generations, until there is a resolution of the status of the original group — which is why they are governed by UNRWA; all other refugees are under the care of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has a mandate to settle refugees so they can become citizens of new countries. UNRWA, naturally, produces the only population of refugees that grows geometrically over time rather than declining as the original refugees die and their children are no longer stateless. (See Vietnamese refugee resettlement for an example of how this works for others.)
The original population of refugees was estimated at 711,000 in 1950. Today, there appear to be 30-50,000 original refugees remaining, and UNRWA claims to care for 4,950,000 of their descendants. But 285,000 of them appear to have disappeared from Lebanon.
It has long been understood that there is an undercount of deaths in UNRWA refugee camps — to admit a death means UNRWA loses that member in the accounting for the international community. It also wreaks havoc with Palestinian insistence that there are 6 million refugees (not UNRWA’s 5 million) and that a million people are not registered, but should still have a “right of return” to homes their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents claim to have had inside the borders of Israel.
The numbers game also exists with people who do not live in refugee camps. The Palestinian Authority counts as residents 400,000 Palestinians who have lived abroad for over a year, and according to Deputy Palestinian Interior Minister Hassan Illwi, more than 100,000 babies born abroad are registered as West Bank residents — both in contravention of population-counting norms. Jerusalem Palestinians are double-counted – once as Palestinian Authority residents and once as Israeli Palestinians. The PA, furthermore, claims zero net out-migration; Israeli government statistics differ.
How many Palestinians would there be in these territories if a proper census was taken? How many “refugees” would disappear from UNRWA rolls as they did in Lebanon? How might that affect the budget?