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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Susan Rice Memo Implicates Obama, the DOJ and FBI in Spying on Opposition Candidate Trump - Using Dirty FISA Warrants

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley uncovered an unusual email former National Security Advisor Susan Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017–Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day.

Rice wrote the email to herself on her last day in office to document a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting between President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding the spying operation on Donald Trump.

The Obama administration used dirty FISA warrants based on DNC opposition research to spy on the Republican candidate and his entire team during the 2016 election and transition period.

The opposition research dossier was a crazy document based on complete lies fed to the DNC by Russian spies. And the Obama administration were all in on this criminal activity.


How Lincoln Changed the World in Two Minutes

Black ‘Healing Retreats’ For People Who Need ‘A Break From White People’

A new video from Vice News published Friday focuses on a healing retreats for “Women of Color” where participants can go to get away from white people.

The retreat is called the “Women of Color Healing Retreat” and takes place in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Vice News notes that it “specifically banned white people.”

The founder, Andrea X, expressed the opinion that white people–but white Americans specifically, shouldn’t be allowed to have passports or travel.

“I have no tips for a white person” she said. “My tip to white people is to let us have our space, let us have our room, and go hang out with other white people. We’re okay. You know, you’ve done enough damage.”


10 Ways to Crush Opiate Withdrawal with Cannabis

Opiate withdrawal takes courage. It starts with the tough decision to withdraw. Opioid addicts must really want to break their habit.

According to American Addiction Centers, withdrawal symptoms will set in 6 to 12 hours following the last dose of short-acting opiates (30 hours if long-lasting). They include:

Excessive Yawning
Increased Heartbeat
Muscle Aches
Runny Nose
Sleeping Problems

Symptoms will peak at about the 72nd hour and continue as:

Drug cravings
Nausea and vomiting
Stomach cramps
Standard treatment

The symptoms listed are likely to be severe, so if you’re smart enough to make the decision, you’re smart enough to prepare. For instance, you’re not going to be hungry. Even the idea of cooking will upset you.


Ex-Yankees pitcher busted as alleged drug kingpin

Journeyman starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested Friday in San Diego with over 20 kilograms of cocaine and/or heroin, according to police documents. That translates to over 44 pounds of heavy drugs.

Loaiza is being held in South Bay Detention Facility on $200,000 bail. His next court hearing is Wednesday. According to online records, Loaiza was arrested at 6 p.m. Pacific time Friday, and also is facing felony charges of possessing and transporting a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Loaiza spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, including a brief stint in 2004 with the Yankees. The 46-year-old Mexico native also pitched for the Pirates, Blue Jays, White Sox, Nationals, Athletics and Dodgers, and went 126-144 in his career. A two-time All-Star and the second-winningest Mexican pitcher in MLB history after Fernando Valenzuela, he finished second in the American League Cy Young voting in 2003 — the year he started the All-Star Game — and earned $43.7 million as a pro.

Just a few weeks ago, Loaiza was spotted at Sox Fest in Chicago mingling with fans and signing autographs with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas.


The Clinton Crime Family

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Clinton’s Financial Empire

Foreign nationals are banned by law from contributing to American politicians’ campaign coffers. They are not, however, banned from contributing to private foundations. According to Ken Thomas of the Washington Post, “Republicans contend that foreign governments donating to a foundation led by a potential U.S. president creates unacceptable conflicts of interest.” (1)

The laws that dictate the exclusion of foreign nationals from donating to the campaigns of American politicians, were put there for a reason; to keep foreign influence from dictating U.S. foreign policy.

The constitutional ban on foreign cash payments to U.S. officials is known as the Emoluments Clause and originated from Article VI of the Articles of Confederation. The text of the clause:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. (Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution).

The Clinton’s have always pushed legal and ethical boundaries when it came to campaign donations. One only has to look back to the Clinton’s many scandals starting with what was called “Whitewater” back when Mr. Clinton was Attorney General and Governor of Arkansas to current times. But here are two from the last decade. In the summer of 2007, Hillary was forced to return almost $900,000 from fundraisers Norman Hsu, Johnny Chung, and Charlie Tree all convicted of illegal campaign fundraising. In Federal Grand Jury proceedings, Johnny Chung testified that “the White House was like a subway turnstile, you put the money in, and you get in.”


Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, attended a private event with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, according to a newly resurfaced report.

Anti-bigotry organizations have long pegged Farrakhan as both racist and anti-Semitic, citing his praise of Adolf Hitler, his obsession with Jews, and his belief that white people are subhumans created by an ancient African scientist.

During the late 1980s through the 1990s, Ellison wrote a series of columns defending Farrakhan and embracing extremist black separatist positions. Writing under the name "Keith Hakim," Ellison proclaimed that Farrakhan was "a role model for black youth" and defended a University of Minnesota campus speaker who claimed that "the Zionists joined with the Nazis in murdering Jews, so they would flee to Palestine."

When first running for Congress in 2006, Ellison apologized to Jewish leaders and wrote in a letter that "I have long since distanced myself from and rejected the Nation of Islam."

But despite that statement, the Nation of Islam newspaper the Final Call reported that both Ellison and Farrakhan attended a private dinner and "dialogue" hosted by Rouhani when the Iranian president visited the United States in 2013.


Obama’s Artist Portrays White Girl Beheaded by Empowered Black Woman

This just marks the latest in every form of leftist art being supercharged with racial hatred

Kehinde Wiley, the artist behind the new portrait of President Obama, portrayed the beheading of a white girl by a black woman in a 2012 painting:

According to art critic thejonellaqueen:

This art piece “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” 2012, Kehinde Wiley, places Women of Color, specifically a Black woman in a position of power (and majesty). This is so important because of the racism and sexism that Women of Color have historically and continue to face today. (Not to mention other WOC who face marginalization because of other facets of their identity; SES, Queerness, Ability, trauma(s) in addition to this- the list goes on).


Was Clinton attack dog Sidney Blumenthal involved in launch of Russia collusion investigation?

A name long associated with the Clinton machine has surfaced as a behind-the-scenes figure in the Trump-Russia collusion story, prompting some to speculate that the investigation began at least partly as a dirty tricks operation.

Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton loyalist from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency up through Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, was identified by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as a source of anti-Trump information passed to the FBI through the State Department. The information is believed to have played a role in the FBI’s launching of the collusion probe that is now in the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Blumenthal has long been known as an attack dog for the Clintons, so ferocious a defender that he earned the nickname “Sid Vicious.” As Dick Morris, former adviser to the Clintons (although he has since become a critic) puts it, “If [Bill Clinton] is caught shoplifting for the tenth time, Hillary would have Sidney blame the store’s cameras.”


Trump Proposal To End Food Stamps Sends Dollar Stores Tumbling

Shortly after 1pm ET, the shares of Dollar General and Dollar Tree tumbled after it was unveiled that President Donald Trump's budget was proposing to effectively abandon food stamps, slashing the program's traditional cash payments and substituting them with packages of "100% American grown food" for recipients. According to Bloomberg, this would represent "one of the biggest shakeups of the US food stamp program in its five decade history."

The reason why deep discount dollar chains were sold off on the news is because they are particularly vulnerable to changes in the food stamp program as they largely cater to less affluent shoppers: according to Gordon Haskett Research Advisors, Dollar General and Dollar Tree have signaled that food stamps account for roughly 5 percent of sales. Shares of Dollar Tree fell as much as 3.7% to $103.68, while Dollar General was down 5% to $93.48, the declines wiping out gains by the two companies in 2018.


Hillary's #MeToo moment: Clinton-sponsored radical Islamist academic accused of rape

There’s a problem with failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s support for the “Me Too” movement, and his name is Tariq Ramadan.

The radical Islamic scholar, one of two with terrorist ties that Clinton personally vouched for as President Obama’s Secretary of State, is among the latest to be accused of rape in what’s become a worldwide epidemic of women accusing powerful men of sexual misconduct.

According to the Swiss news site, The Local:

Two Muslim women have accused Ramadan, a 55-year-old Oxford University professor whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, of rape. …

Henda Ayari, a 41-year-old feminist activist who previously practised an ultra-conservative brand of Islam, claims Ramadan raped her in Paris in 2012.

Another woman, a 40-year-old disabled Muslim convert going by the alias “Christelle”, claimed he raped and beat her in the southeastern city of Lyon in 2009.


AFL-CIO Unions Prod Employers to Hide Illegal Migrants From Enforcement Agencies

The Democratic Party’s allies in the AFL-CIO’s unions are pressuring unions and companies to protect illegal-alien migrant employees from deportation, effectively converting the pro-worker unions into wage-cutting front-groups for employers.

The conversion is described by the New York Daily News, which showed how progressive lawyers train local Teamster union leaders to negotiate workplace contracts which minimize employers’ cooperation with immigration enforcement agencies. The article says:

At a Wednesday class, funded by the Consortium for Worker Education, Mike Spinelli of Local 553 listened carefully as trainer Luba Cortés walked everyone through the difference between an administrative warrant and a judicial one. …

Spinelli paid particular attention because many of his members — immigrants who work at a Long Island dairy farm — were profoundly shaken when federal [immigration enforcement] agents raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores last month in a search for undocumented workers.

“We deliver all the dairy to all the 7-Eleven stores in the city — you can imagine how scared some of these guys are,” he said. “It’s a scary time in general, and we’re hoping this can help the workers feel prepared and help protect them — and also so employers know they don’t have to just roll over.”

Unions once existed to push up workers’ wages by denying employers the ability to hire other people from outside the picket line.


Soros Doubles Down on Anti-Brexit Cash

Globalist billionaire George Soros has decided to boost his support for campaigns against Brexit, which he calls a “tragic mistake”, adding a further £100,000 contribution to pro-remain group Best For Britain after his funding made headlines in the mainstream press.

The enhanced support follows another £400,000 he already gave to Best For Britain, the campaign co-founded by anti-Brexit activist Gina Miller. The money will come in the form of support-matching tied to a crowdfunding campaign for the group which has already hit £50,000, reports The Guardian.

Best For Britain has been accused of trying to stop Brexit by any means — including toppling the government — and have even been called anti-Democratic by their founder Gina Miller, who has since distanced herself from the organisation.


Syrians Suffering Under Regime Welcome Israeli Strikes

Syrians who are being persecuted by the Assad regime have expressed support for Saturday’s airstrikes by Israel in the embattled country, social media posts in the days since have shown.

A Twitter poll conducted by Faisal al-Qassem, a host on The Opposite Direction debate program on Al Jazeera, found that 56% of his followers, many of whom are Syrian, supported Israel over Iran.

One anonymous Syrian responded by saying that even though “no Syrian in his right mind would side with Israel against his native Syria” there are “millions of Syrians lining up with the blue devils [Israel] against the fascist sectarian [Assad] regime that has surpassed all the monsters on earth in killing Syrians.”

The Jerusalem Post cited a Syrian supporter of the opposition as saying that he hopes Israel will continue its retaliation against Iranian targets in Syria. “Everybody now, including me, is thinking that if Israel does not hit then it is afraid. One harsh hit at least,” he said. He added that he hoped to see Iran and Hezbollah “broken” by Israeli strikes.


Pentagon Calls for Largest Military Pay Raise in Nine Years

The Pentagon is requesting $686.1 billion for fiscal year 2019 — $597.1 billion for its base budget, and $89 billion for its war-funding budget some of which will pay for base budget requirements.

The budget request is based on the National Defense Strategy released by the Pentagon earlier this year, that focuses on China and Russia as strategic competitors.

“Today the United States is emerging from a period of strategic atrophy in which the Department’s competitive military advantage has been eroding,” a Pentagon budget overview said.

“The United States is facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order — creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any the United States has experienced in recent memory. Major power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security.”

The budget request calls for a 2.6 percent pay raise for service members — the largest in nine years.


Breaking News: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged with bribery and fraud, the Israeli police said, putting his political survival in doubt

Concluding a yearlong investigation, the police recommended that Mr. Netanyahu face prosecution in two corruption cases: a gifts-for-favors affair and a second scandal in which Mr. Netanyahu is suspected of back-room dealings with the publisher of the popular daily Yediot Aharonot to ensure more favorable coverage.

A President Held Hostage?

They've got him surrounded...

As Vice President Mike Pence made a fool both of himself, and the country he is supposed to be representing, at the Olympic Games byrefusing to stand for the athletes of any nation other than the US, back at home the Washington Post was reporting on a President Trump who appears to have nothing in common either with Pence or with the White House staff. The piece, entitled “Trump’s favorite general: Can Mattis check an impulsive president and still retain his trust?” tells a story that pits a President inclined to challenge the War Party against a Praetorian Guard determined to nullify his electoral mandate to keep out of foreign wars and put “America first”:

“Although Trump has given the military broad latitude on the battlefield, he also has raised pointed questions about the wisdom of the wars being fought by the United States. Last year, after a delegation of Iraqi leaders visited him in the Oval Office, Trump jokingly referred to them as ‘the most accomplished group of thieves he’d ever met,’ according to one former U.S. official.”

Truer words were never spoken, but of course this leak is designed to embarrass Trump and put him at odds with those very thieves. Mattis was presumably horrified by this truism, since the General is an even bigger thief, having successfully manipulated Congress into appropriating 15.5 percent more money for the military than Trump asked. The Post piece goes on to detail the President’s many heresies:

“He has repeatedly pressed Mattis and McMaster in stark terms to explain why US troops are in Somalia. ‘Can’t we just pull out?’ he has asked, according to US officials.


Jeff Sessions Addresses Sheriffs: Media, Democrats Imply He's a Racist for Mentioning 'Anglo-American' Legal Tradition

Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the National Sheriffs’ Association on combating the opioid epidemic Monday, only for the left to make headlines from his calling sheriffs “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”

As part of his ongoing speaking tour about the raging crisis of opioid addiction that is now one of America’s leading causes of death, Sessions joined the Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Legislative and Technology Conference at Washington, DC’s J.W. Marriott hotel. With more than 40,000 Americans succumbing to opioid overdose in 2016 alone, efforts to bring the demographic scale carnage under control are a top priority in Sessions’s Department of Justice (DOJ).

Sessions spoke to the sheriffs and other law enforcement officials for around ten minutes, focusing on his common themes of the toll of drug abuse, its links to violent crime, and the need to reinforce the rule of law to bring rising crime rates under control. In his prepared remarks, for example, he said:

But as we all know, violent crime statistics and drug overdose rates are not numbers — we’re talking about moms, dads, daughters, spouses, friends, and neighbors.


Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail.

The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor.

According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into his behavior.


FBI, Hillary scandals could have a ripple effect on Wall Street

Again, if you are investing in US financial markets, keep a close eye on developments regarding the FBI and the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. The markets don’t like chaos, and that’s what we are headed for.

There have been a lot of major developments recently, although most big media organizations are ignoring them. They will soon regret that.

For now, I’d like to point out one development fromrecently released e-mails between those cheating FBI lovebirds, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Nobody seems to have caught this, so allow me.

In June 2016 Strzok messaged Page to say this about Clinton’s e-mails: “She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the US, including from the territory of sophisticated adversaries.”

The Strzok e-mails continued: “That use included an e-mail exchange with another senior government official while Secretary Clinton was in the territory of such an adversary. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail accounts.”


ACLU Sues Feds over ICE Arrests in Oregon Courthouses

The American Civil Liberties Union in Oregon filed a lawsuit against the federal government this past week challenging the presence of immigration deportation officers at courthouses in the state.

Breitbart Texas reported on February 2 that the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a directive ordering ICE officers to target criminal aliens appearing in courthouses.

U.S. Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan signed the order on January 10.

Director Homan wrote in the directive to law enforcement officials:

"Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials routinely engage in enforcement activity in courthouses throughout the country because many individuals appearing in courthouses for one matter are wanted for unrelated criminal or civil violations."

Homan continued, “ICE’s enforcement activities in these same courthouses are wholly consistent with longstanding law enforcement practices, nationwide.”

“And, courthouse arrests are often necessitated by the unwillingness of jurisdictions to cooperate with ICE in the transfer of custody of aliens from their prisons and jails,” the ICE acting director added. Homan says the refusal by local police officials in sanctuary jurisdictions to comply with detainers endangers ICE officers and the community.


Keane: Netanyahu 'Will Not Tolerate' New Iranian Rocket Bases

Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) said Monday that Iran is "on the move" in the Middle East and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not going to allow a continued build-up of forces along his borders.

Israel shot down an Iranian drone over the weekend after the aircraft crossed into its territory from Syria. Damascus claims the drone was being used to go after ISIS.

Subsequent raids targeted Iranian military assets in Syria, while one Israeli F-16 was downed.

"Israel is seeking peace, but we will continue to defend ourselves against any attack against us, and against any attempt by Iran to establish military bases in Syria or anywhere else," Netanyahu said.

Keane, a Fox News military analyst, said on "America's Newsroom" that he views a new war as a distinct possibility in the region. He said Hezbollah already possesses, through Iran's support, 160,000 rockets and missiles in Lebanon.


AFL-CIO Unions Prod Employers to Hide Illegal Migrants From Enforcement Agencies

The Democratic Party’s allies in the AFL-CIO’s unions are pressuring unions and companies to protect illegal-alien migrant employees from deportation, effectively converting the pro-worker unions into wage-cutting front-groups for employers.

The conversion is described by the New York Daily News, which showed how progressive lawyers train local Teamster union leaders to negotiate workplace contracts which minimize employers’ cooperation with immigration enforcement agencies. The article says:

At a Wednesday class, funded by the Consortium for Worker Education, Mike Spinelli of Local 553 listened carefully as trainer Luba Cortés walked everyone through the difference between an administrative warrant and a judicial one. …

Spinelli paid particular attention because many of his members — immigrants who work at a Long Island dairy farm — were profoundly shaken when federal [immigration enforcement] agents raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores last month in a search for undocumented workers.

“We deliver all the dairy to all the 7-Eleven stores in the city — you can imagine how scared some of these guys are,” he said. “It’s a scary time in general, and we’re hoping this can help the workers feel prepared and help protect them — and also so employers know they don’t have to just roll over.”


[Sounds like a good way to lose your business. --Editor]

"Gravity Works..."

Are you ready for the inevitable?

Why did the stock market fall? The usual suspects are finding all sorts of “causes.” How about this one: when everyone is on the same side of the boat, driven by hope and greed or fear and loathing, the boat capsizes, no matter the economic “fundamentals” or political climate.

Since 2009 the world’s central bank’s have blown up their balance sheets and much of that newly created fiat debt found a home in equity and bond markets and cryptocurrencies. With few interruptions, most asset prices have rallied ever since.

Virtually every stock market sentiment and positioning indicator has, like the stock market itself, gone from new extreme to new extreme for months. Numerous commentators, including SLL, have been warning for months, even years. Pick a valuation measure and stocks, even after the last two weeks, are at peak valuations rivaled only by 1929, 2000, and 2007.

The only mystery was when they would give way. If they are now in fact giving way, then there’s no mystery about how bad it’s going to get. Very bad.


Former Baltimore gun squad cops convicted of racketeering, robbery

BALTIMORE – Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted of racketeering and robbery Monday in a trial that's part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city's beleaguered police force.

Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were shackled and led out of the courtroom after the verdict was read.

Federal jurors deliberated for two days after hearing nearly three weeks of testimony centered on details of police wrongdoing. The jury was released late Thursday afternoon after a few hours and returned to their deliberations Monday morning.

Hersl and Taylor faced robbery, extortion and racketeering charges that could land them up to life in prison. They were convicted of racketeering and robbery under the Hobbs Act, which prohibits interference with interstate commerce, but were cleared of possessing a firearm in pursuance of a violent crime.

Hersl put his head down and shook it as the verdict was read. Taylor had little reaction. Hersl's family in the gallery wept and his father called out, "Stay strong, Danny."


Retinal. The Word Is Retinal!

Declassified Susan Rice Email: Obama Contemplated Hiding Russia Intel from Incoming Trump Administration

Two leading Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a redacted top secret email Monday that Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice appears to have sent herself just minutes after President Donald Trump took office.

The email contains Rice’s impressions from a January 5, 2017 meeting on “Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election” between then-President Barack Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, and “intelligence community leadership.”

According to Rice, President Obama and Comey had a “follow-on conversation” after the formal meeting during which Obama told Comey that “from a national security perspective” he wanted “to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.” President Obama then asked Comey to inform him of any changes that would affect how his White House should share classified information with the incoming Trump administration.

Seperately, Rice claims Obama told Comey that he wanted the Russia investigation handled “by the book” and that “from a law enforcement perspective” he was not “asking about, initiating or instructing anything.”


Breaking News: The F.B.I. director contradicted the White House timeline of what it knew about Rob Porter, an aide ousted over domestic abuse allegations

Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, contradicted on Tuesday the White House timeline about the domestic abuse scandal involving Rob Porter, the president’s former staff secretary. Mr. Wray said that the bureau delivered to the White House a partial report on problems in Mr. Porter’s background in March, months earlier than the White House has admitted receiving the information.

Mr. Porter, one of President Trump’s top aides, was forced to resign last week after allegations of abuse by his two ex-wives were made public, sparking a week of shifting explanations by White House officials about who knew about Mr. Porter’s past and when they knew it.

Let’s quit brainwashing kids that it’s a college degree or nothing

I had no inkling there was a problem.

The students in my college English class were working in the computer lab, where each station has a wraparound console which affords pupils the privacy they need to concentrate on their writing. But this also means I can’t see everyone at a glance, the way I do in a regular classroom.

So not till I walked to the middle of the room, and then to the very end of a row of stations, did I see the student I’ll call William with his head buried in his hands.

“Are you feeling okay?” I whispered.

No answer. He was shaking.


Ex-Obama State Official Jonathan Winer Admits Passing Dossier to Kerry, Info from Sid Blumenthal to Steele

Former Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer, in an attempt to come clean and shape the narrative before being exposed, confirmed that he passed on a dossier from Clinton operatives to the author of the infamous Trump dossier.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here’s the truth,” Winer publicly confirmed reports that he had passed on a report he received from Clinton operatives to dossier author Christopher Steele in the fall of 2016, right before the election.

He also confirmed that those Clinton operatives were aware of the dossier effort — making Hillary Clinton’s denials of knowing about the dossier even less credible than they were already.

Winer purported to tell “the real story” in his piece, in which he claimed his actions were taken because he was “so alarmed” by Russia’s role in the 2016 election.


Breaking News: Russia is likely to meddle in the 2018 U.S. elections in an another attempt to sow political divisions, intelligence officials told senators

As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans, using people sympathetic to their messages and fake personalities on social media — many of them run by bots — to sow further political and social divisions in the United States, American intelligence chiefs said on Tuesday.

The intelligence officials offered their caution during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on worldwide threats, and said that Russia believes its interference in the 2016 presidential election largely achieved its chief aim — weakening faith in the American democracy. Moscow now sees the coming Congressional elections as a chance to build on its gains, they said.

Breaking News: Russians, perhaps dozens, died last week in clashes in Syria with U.S.-led forces. The Kremlin, playing it down, suggests they were mercenaries.

Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials.

A Syrian military officer said that about 100 Russian soldiers had been killed in the fighting on Feb. 7 and 8, but news about Russian casualties has dribbled out only slowly, through Russian news organizations and social media.

Troopers Investigating Shooting- Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred late last evening.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Monday, February 12, 2018 at approximately 10:57 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 19000 block of Norwood Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, it was determined that a 56-year-old man of Rehoboth Beach had been shot while he was inside of his residence. Further investigation revealed that shots had been fired at the residence in which a few bullets had traveled through the house striking the 56-year-old victim twice.

The 56-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso and upper extremity. Also in the residence were two other adults and a child who were not injured as a result of this incident.

The 56-year-old victim was transported to a local area hospital were he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

No suspect information could be provided at this time.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective K. Archer at 302-752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet

Saving the Negro Family

[This article originally published in March, 2011]

In 1965, Patrick Moynihan, then an obscure Labor Department bureaucrat, wrote a report for President Lyndon Johnson called The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. It drew attention to the then-shocking rate of black illegitimacy — 25 percent — and described the “tangle of pathology” in which lower-class blacks seemed to be trapped.

What came to be known as the Moynihan Report caused a huge stir. It was the first and most famous of a series of investigations into the deterioration of the black family that has continued with varying degrees of urgency to the present day. In Freedom is Not Enough, historian James T. Patterson, emeritus of Brown University, describes the effects of the report, recounts the life of its author, summarizes various academic attempts to explain black illegitimacy, and describes the policies that were meant to reduce it. His book is also an unwitting account of the floundering that comes from an unwillingness to face the facts about race.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was born in 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but grew up in New York City. His father abandoned the family and he grew up poor. This gave him an abiding and undoubtedly genuine concern for children who grow up without fathers. He served in the Navy and eventually got bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts. He was ambitious, a skilled flatterer, and had a knack for cultivating useful connections. He had a brief stint in the Nixon administration but was otherwise a life-long Democrat with a typically Democrat faith in the power and inclination of government to do good. Negro uplift was one of his pet projects.

Moynihan was not yet 40 when he became an assistant secretary of labor in the Johnson administration. He caught the president’s eye, and helped write the speech from which Prof. Patterson has taken the title of this book. It was the famous Howard University commencement speech of 1965, in which Johnson explained the need for racial preferences. For blacks, he explained, “freedom is not enough.” It was not fair to cut the chains that had bound the Negro for centuries, put him at the starting line of a race, and expect him to compete. Johnson called for “a more profound stage of the battle for civil rights” that would achieve “not just equality as a right and a theory but equality as a fact and as a result.”

Much more here

The city of trees: China creates world's first Forest City

The city of trees: China creates world's first 'forest city' where all buildings are covered in a million plants to tackle global warming and air pollution

China is constructing the world's first forest city where all buildings are covered in plants and trees to tackle global warming and air pollution.

The Liuzhou Forest City will be home to 30,000 people once completed in a few years' time.

Offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools will be entirely covered by a total of 40,000 trees and 1million plants of 100 species.

They will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce around 900 tons of oxygen.

The city will be built in the north of Liuzhou in the mountainous area of Guangxi, south China, in an area that covers 175 hectares along the Liujiang river.

It will connect to Liuzhou with a fast rail line and roads for electric cars.

There will be various residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, two schools and a hospital.

Houses will have air-conditioning powered by geothermal energy and solar-panelled roofs.

The project commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning has been designed by architects Stefano Boeri Architetti.

The company says the plants and trees will decrease the average air temperature, create noise barriers and improve biodiversity by providing homes for birds, insects and small animals. Building begins in 2020.


Barack the Brick-Thrower

The same Saul Alinsky-style community organizing methods that served Barack Obama well on the Southside of Chicago became indispensable tools in his quest to "fundamentally transform" the whole world from "what it is" into "the world as it should be."

It was Barack Obama's friend and former chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, who confessed to NPR that community organizers in Chicago would throw bricks through the window of Democrat campaign headquarters and call a press conference to blame the opposition. So when Obama accused Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin of colluding to steal an election, the brick that landed on the accuser's toe was one he planted there himself.

Let's not forget that although the International Court of Justice deems interfering in a foreign election a violation of international law, and notwithstanding the fact that U.S. regulations ban the use of tax dollars to sway foreign elections, it was brick-throwing Barack, not Donald Trump, who repeatedly defied the law on behalf of a larger global agenda.

In 2006, U.S. senator Obama traveled to Kenya on the taxpayer's dime at a time that coincidentally corresponded with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders strategizing to help Muslim-sympathizer Raila Odinga unseat incumbent President Mwai Kibaki.


Escaped Inmate Captured After Being Shot by Concealed Permit Holder

An inmate who escaped in George County, Mississippi, was captured after being shot after allegedly carjacking a vehicle from a concealed carry permit holder.

The Clarion Ledger reports that the inmate, 37-year-old Eugene Robinson, escaped George County Regional Correctional Facility on Saturday “after tying up an officer and stealing the officer’s truck.”

WCBI indicates Robinson allegedly carjacked a vehicle from a concealed permit holder on Wednesday at North Lake Circle and Highway 9 and was shot while trying to drive away. He was struck at least once and was later located and taken to a hospital in Starkville.

Robinson was reported in stable condition after receiving treatment.


'Russiagate' Delusion Dies - Who Is 'Bill' Priestap?

The game is over. The jig is up. Victory is certain... the trench was ignited... the enemy funneled themselves into the valley... all bait was taken… everything from here on out is simply mopping up the details. All suspicions confirmed.

Why has Devin Nunes been so confident? Why did all GOP HPSCI members happily allow the Democrats to create a 10-page narrative? All questions are answered.


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence member Chris Stewart appeared on Fox News with Judge Jeanine Pirro, and didn’t want to “make news” or spill the beans, but the unstated, between-the-lines, discussion was as subtle as a brick through a window. Judge Jeannie has been on the cusp of this for a few weeks.

Listen carefully around 2:30, Judge Jeanine hits the bulls-eye; and listen to how Chris Stewart talks about not wanting to make news and is unsure what he can say on this...


Flu season: Why are people dying from it?

INDIANAPOLIS — As far as flu seasons go, experts are saying the levels of visits to hospitals and emergency rooms for this one are comparable to the 2009 swine flu.

As such, reports of otherwise healthy or young people dying from the infection are flying around. The stories have been shocking, especially because many of these people were outside the high-risk groups for flu-related death that include pregnant women, small children and the elderly.

So far in the 2017-2018 season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 63 pediatric deaths. This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015.

Feb. 9: This flu season is the worst in nearly a decade — and it's not getting better

Feb. 7: Televangelist Gloria Copeland says you don't need flu shot if you have Jesus

The CDC does not know how many deaths are caused overall from the seasonal flu because, among other reasons, flu-related deaths happen a few weeks after someone is infected and are often caused by a secondary illness or a pre-existing condition. From the 2010-2011 to the 2013-2014 seasons, the CDC gives a range of 12,000 (during the 2011-2012 season) to 56,000 (2012-2013) deaths.

Here are some reasons why otherwise healthy people can die from the flu.


"Have They All Lost Their Collective Minds?"

Have they all lost their collective minds? Look I get that some people are leaning Democrat versus Republican and vice versa and that’s fine, but what exactly are voters getting? If, on the one hand, you think Democrats tax and spend too much you get Republicans on the other hand who cut taxes with disproportional benefit to the top 1% and then spend even more. Fiscal conservatives? Please.

In early February the US government was already scheduled to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year.

A week later and that figure is already out the door as this week both parties agreed to expand spending caps seemingly preparing for World War III. An incremental hundreds of billions of dollars to the military budget alone in just 2 years. What for? To what end? It’s a bonanza for defense contractors surely and the president apparently wants a parade, but have we entered the math no longer applies zone?
The numbers are staggering:


House Democrats Outspend GOP Counterparts 2-1 on Auto Leases

House Democrats are currently outspending their Republican colleagues by a two-to-one margin on taxpayer-funded car leases despite being in the minority, according to recent expense reports published by the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The ability to lease a car on the taxpayer's tab is an optional perk available to members of the House, but not the Senate.

Democrats' spending on leases totaled $65,669 compared to $29,994 for Republicans in the third quarter of 2017. Nineteen Republicans expensed their lease during this time frame, compared to 34 Democrats.


Director Michael Haneke criticizes #MeToo movement

Oscar-winning director Michael Haneke has joined the list of numerous celebrities who have criticized the #MeToo movement by calling it a 'witch hunt'.

'I regard this hysteria of rash judgments that is spreading at the moment as absolutely disgusting,' director and screenwriter Haneke said in an interview with theAustrian Kurier.

The viral campaign #MeToo has gone global as victims of sexual assault and harassment used the hashtag to share their harrowing experiences online.

But Haneke believes that 'people are just being finished off in the media, [their] lives and careers are being ruined'.


Newt Hammer Clinton And The Deep State

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich squared off against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and the deep state Sunday, for “abusing the rule of law” to advance their political agenda.

Gingrich was asked about political bias within the federal government on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” and said the corruption and anti-Trump hatred went all the way to the top.

“I mean, I think you probably have the president [Obama] involved. You have the Attorney General Loretta Lynch who you’ll remember met in secret with Bill Clinton the week they were interviewing Hillary,” Gingrich said. “You now have evidence that Comey, the director of the FBI at the time was writing the statement exonerating Hillary two months before the interview. I mean let’s go down this list and then on both the protect Hillary side and the get Trump side, it is the most extraordinary example of the deep state totally abusing the rule of law.”


Obama-backed, Holder-led group raised more than $11 million in 2017

A redistricting group that is backed by former President Barack Obama and led by former attorney general Eric Holder raised more than $11 million last year and has set a new fundraising goal of $30 million to help their upcoming efforts to target Republicans in 12 states.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a D.C.-based organization founded in 2016 that is chaired by Holder, is dedicated to "enacting a comprehensive, multi-cycle Democratic Party redistricting strategy."

The group was formed in part due to Obama's resentment towards the House Republican majority during a portion of his presidency and claims that gerrymandering, which both parties partake in, has led to "disastrous" policies.

"These gerrymandered districts have had disastrous policy consequences, leading to some of the most right-wing legislation in decades both in Congress and at the state level, including assaults on women's health, suppressing the vote for people of color, failing to address climate change, and refusing to stand up to the epidemic of gun violence," the group's website states. "These policies don't reflect the majority of voters, but because Republicans have rigged the system in their favor, voters are limited in their ability to do anything about it."

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Mattis to Fight Possible Deportation of 'Dreamers' on Active Duty

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that that he will fight to protect the estimated 800-900 so-called "Dreamers" currently serving on active duty from the possibility of being deported next month.

"We would always stand by one of our own people," Mattis said of the Dreamers in the ranks who could possibly be stripped of their uniforms and deported when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to expire on March 5.

At an off-camera session with Pentagon reporters, Mattis said those non-citizens in the military covered by DACA would only face deportation if they had committed a serious felony or if a federal judge signed a deportation order.

Mattis said he had already conferred with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and received assurances that anyone who has enlisted in the military and is waiting to report to boot camp, anyone on active duty or in the active reserves or National Guard, or anyone with an honorable discharge will not be deported even if DACA is allowed to expire on March 5.


VA Memo Nixes Plan to Shift Funding for Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a memorandum this week that officially reverses plans to shift millions of dollars from a VA account dedicated to combating veteran homelessness.

Steve Young, VA deputy undersecretary for health, sent the memo Tuesday to all VA network directors, homeless coordinators and medical center directors. It states the VA will not reallocate funds this fiscal year earmarked for a veteran housing program known as HUD-VASH, in which the VA provides case management for veterans who receive housing vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The memo eased concerns among collaborators who help veterans get shelter through HUD-VASH.

Collaborators spoke out in December when they discovered VA Secretary David Shulkin planned to reallocate $460 million specifically geared toward the program into hospitals' general-purpose accounts. Shulkin quickly backtracked after swift outcry from the collaborators and lawmakers, but doubts lingered.


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Stolen Valor: Fake Green Beret Forced to Shut Down Honor Guard Group

WASHINGTON -- Papotia Reginald Wright started the 8th Special ForcesRegiment New York Honor Guard more than a year ago to perform burial services for veterans. But according to investigations by multiple groups, the supposed Special Forces veteran vastly inflated his military service, including medals for valor, and his group has since shut down.

Wright claimed to be a retired command sergeant major from Special Forces and used his fraudulent claim to run a veterans service organization with no official nonprofit status in Brooklyn, N.Y., according the state Attorney General's office. Military records seen by Stars and Stripes show he served in the Army from 1982-90 as a truck driver who never ranked higher than a specialist -- a far cry from his claims of combat service.


Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training

The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes.

By early summer, new recruits will go through Army BCT that's designed to instill strict discipline and esprit de corps by placing a new emphasis in drill and ceremony, inspections, pride in military history while increasing the focus on critical training such as physical fitness, marksmanship, communications and battlefield first aid skills.

The program will also feature three new field training exercises that place a greater emphasis on forcing recruits to demonstrate Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, the list of key skills all soldiers are taught to survive in combat.

The new program of instruction is the result of surveys taken from thousands of leaders who have observed a trend of new soldiers fresh out of training displaying a lack of obedience and poor work ethic as well as being careless with equipment, uniform and appearance, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters on Friday.



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Md. child abuse bills aim for more accountability, welfare checks after threats

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Two bills stemming from recent cases of child abuse in Maryland are making their way through the state legislature, which would hold mandatory reporters — those who have to report suspected child abuse by law — accountable when it comes to preserving and protecting children.

The first bill, more than a decade in the making, would assign a $1,000 fine and six months in prison for professionals such as teachers and social workers who have actual knowledge of child neglect or abuse and fail to report it.

Testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks reminded delegates about the case of convicted child predator Deonte Carraway, who is serving more than 100 years in prison for the abuse of 23 children both on and off school grounds when he worked as a teacher’s aide and volunteer.

Court documents said multiple educators, including the principal, knew of Carraway’s inappropriate and familiar behavior with the children, as well as the potential for abuse, and did not report it.

“In the Carraway case, it would have given us penalties if we would have discovered that someone in that line knew about the abuse and allowed it to continue without calling. In that case, we would have had at least the penalties associated with the law to hold people accountable,” Alsobrooks said.