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Monday, April 30, 2018

Soros Aims to Enlarge Electorate by 10 Million Voters by 2018

Soros has bankrolled efforts to challenge voter ID laws, register minority voters

A top priority of liberal billionaire George Soros is to enlarge the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018, according to leaked documents.

The plan to grow the electorate by millions of voters was discussed during a May 2014 board meeting of the Open Society Foundations, a liberal grant-making group founded by Soros. A 220-page guide detailing the plan was among more than 2,500 hacked Soros documents released by DC Leaks, which publishes documents from influential officials around the world.

The guide covers strategies and tactics the group will employ in the United States from 2015 to 2018. The top goals listed by the guide are to "advance electoral reform" and "combat suppression."

"The following four goals form the scaffolding of U.S. Programs’ work," the guide states. "1. An American democracy strengthened through increased meaningful participation, inclusive practice, and accountability." The third strategic goal expands upon this, calling for "Full political, economic, and civic participation of immigrants and communities of color by dismantling the barriers and strengthening the conduits to opportunity."


GOP Establishment Spending $1000s to Stop Pro-Trump Christina Hagan in Ohio Congressional Race

The Republican establishment is spending thousands of dollars in the Ohio 16th Congressional race to support Anthony Gonzalez against “America First” candidate Christina Hagan, who wants to see President Trump’s economic nationalist and pro-American immigration agenda implemented.

Gonzalez has filled his campaign’s coffers with thousands of dollars from key members of the Republican establishment and the failed “Never Trump” movement that sought to railroad Trump’s historic 2016 presidential victory against Hillary Clinton.

A report by reveals the GOP establishment’s efforts to pour money into Gonzalez’s campaign in order to stop State Rep. Christina Hagan (R-OH), the pro-Trump, 29-year-old millennial mother who has campaigned on supporting the populist “America First” agenda of economic nationalism, immigration reductions, and less foreign interventionism.

Gonzalez, most recently, has received:


CURL: Yet Another Reason Why The White House Should Abandon The Big Media Dinner Altogether

Even though the glitterati — or what passes for the glitterati in Washington, D.C. — was decked out in tuxedos and evening gowns, America's Fourth Estate wallowed in the mud on Saturday night, howling with laughter as a comedian made "p***y" jokes, viciously insulted the White House press secretary (as well as the president of the United States), and spat out a disgusting, hate-filled monologue for 20 minutes.

Now you know why President Trump doesn't attend the affair, known as the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner.

Every April, some 3,000 "players" gather at the Washington Hilton to praise themselves, and at each event, a very liberal "comedian" takes the stage and rips Republicans and conservatives — regardless of who's in the White House. The caliber of the entertainment has plunged over the years, as few seem to want the gig, which is why someone named Michelle Wolf was the headliner on Saturday night.

Wolf is a "contributor" and writer for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." She's the latest in a string of "comedians" from Comedy Central to host the dinner — and now the WHCA apparently can't even get the hosts of their own shows. Wolf opened with a most predictable joke, and set the tone for the rest of her act:

"Here we are at the White House Correspondents' dinner. Like a porn star says when she's about to have sex with a Trump, 'Let's get this over with.'" Laughter filled the ballroom. "Yup, kiddos, this is who you're getting tonight. I'm going to skip a lot of the normal pleasantries," Wolf said, although that was already clear.

Hard to believe, but the jokes went downhill from from there.

Wolf made a joke about her own private parts before segueing to President Trump, saying, "I would drag him here myself, but it turns out the President of the United States is the one [p***y] you’re not allowed to grab. He said it first. Yeah, he did.”


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Democrats Will Continue to Meddle in Primaries, Leadership Says

Democratic leadership is standing by its practice of getting involved in party primaries before any votes are cast.

A new round of criticism directed at party leadership was sparked Thursday whenaudio of leadership telling a Colorado candidate to step aside for its preferred candidate was released by the Intercept. The leaked audio gave new ammunition to liberal organizations such as, whichdemanded the party commit to waiting for votes to be cast before picking sides.

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), the leadership member showcased in the audio, said on Friday that the party will not make any changes, according to Roll Call.

"Leadership requires trying to make recommendations that you think will be the most effective," Hoyer said. "So I don’t think we’re dissuaded from that."


The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Kids

Are you looking for a way to help increase your child’s vocabulary? To instill moral values and lessons? To improve your conversations with them? Then look no further than the wonders of reading aloud to your children. As Jim Trelease notes in the quote above, this simple act practically works like a magic pill — a super multivitamin — in the lives of your kids. Reading aloud imparts many tangible benefits (we’ll dig into them below) to your children’s minds and character, but the more intangible rewards are equally important: it’s just plain enjoyable to see the delight on a child’s face when they encounter a good book, and oral reading sessions can really bring the family together — for many children, one of their warmest, most comforting memories is of their father’s voice narrating a tale as they lay snug in their beds.

Let’s get into the specific benefits of this wonderfully magic activity, and then provide some specific tips to make it better and more enjoyable for your kids.

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children

Gold Leaving US Vaults: Signs Of Upcoming Currency War And Armed Conflict

The Turkish government has made the decision to repatriate all of its gold reserves that are currently housed in the US Federal Reserve System (FRS). Overall Turkey was storing 220 tonnes, valued at $25.3 billion, in the US, which it repossessed on April 19, 2018.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has toughened his stance against the US dollar (USD), declaring that international loans should be made in gold instead of the American currency. Ankara is seeking to reduce dependence on the US financial system. The gold’s homecoming was partly prompted by the US threats to impose sanctions if Turkey goes through with the signed deal to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

This is a dramatic move reflecting an international trend.

Venezuela repatriated its gold from the US in 2012. In 2014, the Netherlands also retrieved its 122.5 tonnes of gold that were stored in US vaults. Germany brought home 300 metric tonnes of gold stashed in the United States in 2017. It took Berlin four years to complete the transfers. Austria and Belgium have reviewed the possibility of taking similar measures.

Few people believe the US Treasury’s assurances that the 261 million ounces (roughly 8,100 tonnes) in official gold reserves that are stored in Fort Knox and other places are fully audited and accounted for. The Federal Reserve has never been fully and independently audited. The pressure for a full, independent audit of all US gold reserves has always been resisted by the government and in Congress. Nobody knows if the gold is really there. What if the vaults turn out to be empty? It’s wiser to bring your gold home while you can, rather than to just keep on wondering.


The grades are in: How all 32 teams fared in NFL draft

A look at all 32 NFL teams, and how they graded out in the NFL draft:

Arizona Cardinals (A)

The Cardinals did a good job retooling some areas of need with the retirement of QB Carson Palmer and no one knowing how much longer WR Larry Fitzgerald will continue to play. They got UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10 overall and Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk, good value in the second round.
Atlanta Falcons (B-plus)

Even though receiver wasn’t a particular need, the Falcons went for Alabama WR Calvin Ridley in the first round. Their second-round pick, Isaiah Oliver from Colorado, was one of the best corners in the draft, and he should help in NFC South play with the likes of Drew Brees and Cam Newton in the division.
Baltimore Ravens (A)

The Ravens revamped their offense, using four picks in the first three round on the offensive side of the ball, beginning with South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst, one of the best tight ends in the draft. The wild-card pick is Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, who many believe has the most upside of all the QBs drafted. And look out for Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown, whose stock fell after a poor scouting combine.


BACKLASH: Trump Wants 'Dishonest And Sick' Jon Tester To Resign For Spreading False Rumors

On Saturday, President Donald Trump suggested that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) needed to resign from his position after a new report from the Secret Service revealed that allegations he made against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson had no factual basis.

In a tweet, Trump wrote: "Secret Service has just informed me that Senator Jon Tester’s statements on Admiral Jackson are not true. There were no such findings. A horrible thing that we in D.C. must live with, just like phony Russian Collusion. Tester should lose race in Montana. Very dishonest and sick!"


Watch incredible moment Rodrigo Koxa breaks world surfing record riding 80ft wave

This is the incredible moment a Brazilian surfer rode the biggest wave ever recorded.

Rodrigo Koxa claimed the major prize at the Big Wave Awards inCalifornia after breaking the world record - surfing a 24.28m (80ft) swell.

He was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed at the ceremony on Saturday night.

Mr Koxa told reporters breaking the record in November last year was "the best day of my life".


Judge Jeanine to Anybody Not Convinced Jim Comey Was Involved in a Coup: 'Are You Stupid?'

During her Saturday opening statement on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Jeanine Pirro had a question for anyone who was not convinced former FBI Director Jim Comey was involved in an attempted coup to take down President Donald Trump.

“He’s a liar. He’s a leaker. And he’s a leftist liberal. If anyone was not convinced of former FBI Director Jim Comey’s involvement in the attempted coup from within our own government of the duly elected winner of the 2016 presidential election, I have just one question for you — are you stupid?” Pirro asked.

She continued, “Comey’s book tour was supposed to convince us that he was an honorable, likable, decent man doing his darndest to protect the American people and the Constitution. … Unfortunately for Jim, it didn’t quite work out as planned. In fact, the man is in real legal jeopardy with his leaks being investigated by the Justice Department.”


Trump has a week of wins and media a week of losses

The media got to celebrate itself, as the media loves to do, at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but this past week was the kind of nightmare journalists have been having since Nov. 8, 2016. The president they despise was having a huge week filled with his massive political victories and PR success. Then he got a full dose of “dragon energy” from rap star Kanye West.

Meanwhile, liberal icon Joy Reid was under attack from other liberals for reported homophobic statements made in years past, which she then lamely claimed were part of a hacking plot.

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Over at her sister network NBC, famous former anchor and current Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw became the latest #MeToo target when he was accused of sexual misconduct by former NBC journalist Linda Vester.


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Trump rips correspondents' dinner, 'filthy' Michelle Wolf

“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it,” Trump tweeted

President Trump on Sunday joined in on the criticism of comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, calling her “filthy” and slamming the event as an “embarrassment.”

“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it,” Trump tweeted.

“The filthy ‘comedian’ totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!” he added, referencing Meyers’ 2011 headlining performance in which he roasted Trump. That same event also featured former President Obama mocking Trump, who at the time was one of the leading figures in the “birther” movement. Some point to Obama’s monologue that night as the moment that led Trump to run for president.


In Rural Areas Hit Hard by Opioids, a New Source of Hope

For people addicted to opioids, the first time in detox isn’t necessarily the last. For Brian Taylor, the second time wasn’t the last, either — nor was the third, fourth or fifth.

The sixth time, though, was different. It has been nearly 17 months since Taylor, 33, walked out of his last treatment at the Withdrawal Management Center in Harrington, Delaware, and he hasn’t used drugs since. If the detox center hadn’t been so accessible — just 20 miles from where he was living, in the small town of Seaford — he said he may have lost his children, his family and even his life.

“I had a whole lot to lose,” he said in a recent interview with Stateline. “My back was against the wall.”

Like many rural areas in the United States, central and southern Delaware had no place for people to get withdrawal management services before the Harrington clinic opened in 2015. It quickly saw there was high demand. When the center looked for money to expand, it found an unexpected partner: the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Using a $1 million low-interest loan from the agency, the center is adding space for counseling, family therapy and primary care.


'A Silent Extinction': Finding Peace And Saving Giraffes On A Lake In Kenya

Our series "Take A Number" looks at problems around the world — and the people trying to solve them — through the lens of a single number.

From the boat, Rebecca Kochulem points at the hills surrounding Lake Baringo. It is a spectacular specimen of natural beauty: red cliffs plunging into water, steam rising from gurgling hot springs and the hills, lush and green with acacia trees.

Kochulem, a zoologist, sees this as a perfect habitat for giraffes.

"The only problem is that most of the species were wiped out from this area because of poaching," she says.

Many decades ago, this was the home of the Rothschild's giraffe. Because of poaching and conflict, they disappeared from this area of Kenya for about 70 years.


Doctor warns world about "Chemtrail Lung"

(Natural News) The existence of chemtrails used to be a topic of debate, but they are now being more widely acknowledged by experts like meteorologists to scientists. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to deny that they exist as more and more people are coming down with illnesses related to chemtrails.

When TV host Rachel Reenstra had trouble overcoming a persistent cough, accompanied by aches, pains, and fever, she visited a doctor. After chest x-rays revealed a type of bronchitis, she was given antibiotics, which only seemed to make her feel worse.

Her doctor told her that lots of bacterial infections are going around, and when she asked him where they are coming from, he told her the truth that many doctors wouldn’t dare reveal to their patients: Chemtrails are at the heart of widespread lung problems right now. Surprised by his candor, she asked if she could videotape him talking about the phenomenon. You can see the video below; the unnamed doctor appears just before the 8-minute mark.


Tucker asks 'Is College Worth it?' 'More Students Are Failing, Yet Almost Nobody Fails'

College has become "crushingly expensive," but is it worth it?

Tucker Carlson posed the question Wednesday night, asking whether American families are getting what they pay for out of the nation's institutions of higher learning.

He pointed to research based on tracking 2,000 college students over several years. It found that 45 percent of students "did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning" over the first two years of college and 40 percent "didn't learn anything at all over all four years."


Donald Trump Endorses Keeping Senate in Session Seven Days a Week to Get Nominees Approved

President Donald Trump endorsed the idea of keeping the Senate in Washington, DC seven days a week to get his political and judicial nominees confirmed if Democrats continued obstructing the confirmation votes.

The idea was proposed to the president by Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth during a phone interview on Thursday morning.

When asked if he supported the idea of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keeping the Senate in session, Trump replied, “He should be doing that, and I think he will be doing that.”

He expressed his frustration that Democrats were “obstructionists” by demanding 30 hours per nominee debate, creating a massive backlog of confirmation votes.


Nancy Pelosi Defends Democrat Attempts at Primary Manipulation After Secret Tape Surfaces

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly defended House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after audio surfaced of a call in which he urged a Democrat candidate to drop out of a primary.

The controversy surrounding audio logs of a call between Hoyer and Colorado candidate Levi Tillerman uncovered by The Intercept continues to mount. Pelosi is trying to defuse the same tension that embittered supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primary.

At her weekly press conference, Pelosi claimed that she didn’t “see anything inappropriate in what Mr. Hoyer was engaged in conversation about.” Further, she dismissed the manipulation as “if the realities of life is that some candidates can do better in the general than others, then that’s a clear-eyed conversation that we should be having.”

Hoyer’s own spokesperson, Katie Grant, said much the same: “Whip Hoyer is committed to taking back the House, and that involves working with local leaders to identify and support the strongest candidate for that district.”


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CNN Rewarded Obama Official With Contract After Leaking Dossier To Tapper, Report Says

On Friday, a newly-declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections revealed that Obama's Director of National Intelligence (DNI) leaked information about the infamous anti-Trump dossier to CNN's Jake Tapper, lied about it to Congress, and then was rewarded with a contract at CNN a few months later.

The Federalist's Sean Davis notes that the revelations about former DNI James Clapper were made in a new 253-page report from the House Intelligence Committee.

“Clapper flatly denied ‘discussing[ing] the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists,'” the committee found.


Fear of assassination may be a factor in why Republicans are retiring: GOP lawmaker

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said a wave of his fellow Republicans are retiring because they may fear being assassinated.

Brooks made the remark while speaking on “The Dale Jackson Show” about the first Republican congressional baseball team practice since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and injured last year, according to Roll Call .

“One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,” he said of Republican lawmakers retiring.

Brooks pointed to the number of members on the Republican baseball team who are not running for re-election. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Reps. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., Pat Meehan, R-Pa., Dennis Ross, R-Fla., and Tom Rooney, R-Fla., have announced their retirements.

“You have to wonder with that kind of disproportionate retirement number whether what happened in June played a factor,” Brooks said.

The Republican lawmaker pointed blame at the “socialist Bernie Sanders wing of society” for threats against lawmakers.


Woman snaps after her Popeyes order doesn’t include drink

Blame it on low blood sugar.

A Staten Island fast food customer flew into a fit of rage — flipping off employees and smashing a glass window — because her Popeyes combo meal didn’t come with a soft drink, police and other reports said Friday.

The woman, who ordered a $4 Wicked Good Deal meal, is shown in security footage throwing a cardboard sign before breaking the window with a chair inside the restaurant on Forest and Veltman avenues Sunday, according to police.

The hungry hothead flipped out when workers explained that the order includes chicken strips, one side and a buttermilk biscuit — but no
beverage, a Popeye’s worker told NBC New York.


SNAP Reform Will Send Four Million New People to Work

Analysis: data from USDA show 13 million able-bodied SNAP recipients not working

Almost four-and-a-half million SNAP recipients would go to work under reforms currently making their way through Congress, estimates based on data from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) show.

Proposed work requirements would cover about 12 million people according to FGA's data. There are approximately seven-and-a-half million SNAP recipients already working, meaning at least an additional four-and-a-half million who currently do not work would find themselves responsible for working, finding work, or taking advantage of federally funded education and training programs.

FGA's own estimates, offered to the Free Beacon, in fact peg the number higher, adding 7.8 million people to the workforce with new work requirements. This discrepancy is due to FGA's finding that not all able-bodied individuals enrolled in SNAP and working would be subject to the new work requirements. FGA's estimate deviates from the one given to the Free Beacon by experts on the House agriculture committee, who pinned the final total at between 5.5 and six million people.

These work requirements are part of a major overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—often referred to as "food stamps"—included in the most recent House agricultural bill.


Hillary Attacks Trump Admin AGAIN

Hillary Clinton gave a keynote speech at the Regional Plan Association conference Friday.

She continued to attack President Trump, as well as gave a lecture about Americans’ supposed “resentment and fear.”

“A lot of attention has been devoted in recent years to the challenges caused by a diverse society and a globalized economy,” Clinton said. “And we should admit–there are real challenges. Sometimes though, it’s hard to separate legitimate concerns from resentment and fear.”

“But I believe that America’s diversity, our connections to the wider world, aren’t weaknesses. They’re some of our greatest competitive advantages. They enable us to take advantage of innovation and opportunities in real time,” she said.


Comey’s media tour shows why we’re better off without him

You don’t have to be a cockeyed optimist to believe that, although times are tough, they could be worse. Just imagine the mess if James Comey were still running the FBI.

Near the end of his forceful Thursday interview, Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Comey if he would have kept working for President Trump had the president not fired him.

“Yes,” Comey said. “In fact, that was my intention. To serve another six years.”

Yikes. Thank heavens — and Trump — Comey didn’t get the chance to corrupt the FBI for a minute longer, let alone six more years.

Comey’s book tour is a phenomenon possible only in the Age of Trump. He is treated like a star because he delivers catnip to the hate-Trump media, as when he condemns the president as “like a crime boss who’s morally unfit.” The book, “Higher Loyalty” has sold more than 600,000 copies and the president feeds the circus by calling Comey a “leaker and a liar.”

Most authors would die for such attention and sales, but Comey is paying a reputational price for his windfall. The more he talks, the more he inadvertently proves Trump’s case that something was very rotten in Washington and that Comey himself was unfit to lead the FBI.


Imprimis: The Negative Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on April 18, 2018, during a two-week teaching residency at Hillsdale as a Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Journalism.

Our nation is about to be transformed, thanks to the #MeToo movement. I am not speaking about a cessation of sexual predation in the workplace. If that were the only consequence of #MeToo, the movement would clearly be a force for good. Unfortunately, its effects are going to be more sweeping and destructive. #MeToo is going to unleash a new torrent of gender and race quotas throughout the economy and culture, on the theory that all disparities in employment and institutional representation are due to harassment and bias. The resulting distortions of decision-making will be largely invisible; we will usually not know of the superior candidates for a job who were passed over in the drive for gender parity. But the net consequence will be a loss of American competitiveness and scientific achievement.

Pressures for so-called diversity, defined reductively by gonads and melanin, are of course nothing new. Since the 1990s, every mainstream institution has lived in terror of three lethal words: “all white male,” an epithet capable of producing paroxysms of self-abasement. Silicon Valley start-ups and science labs quake before the charge of being all or mostly male; their varied ethnic demographics earn them no protection from the diversity racket. The New York Times recently criticized the board of fashion giant H&M for being “entirely white.” We can therefore infer that there are females on the H&M board, or else the Times would have let loose with the bigger gun: “all white male.” When both categories of alleged privilege — white and male — overlap, an activist is in the diversity sweet spot, his power over an institution at its zenith.

But however pervasive the diversity imperative was before, the #MeToo movement is going to make the previous three decades look like a golden age of meritocracy. No mainstream institution will hire, promote, or compensate without an exquisite calculation of gender and race ratios. Males in general, and white males in particular, will have to clear a very high bar in order to justify further deferring that halcyon moment of gender equity.


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Trucker missing for four day walked 36 miles in the cold to get home

A trucker who went missing in rural Oregon for four days, after his GPS led him the wrong way, has been for four days has returned home.

Jacob Cartwright walked 36 miles with no food or water and emerged safely Saturday from a remote region of the state.

The 22-year-old showed up near the town of La Grande, where an intensive search involving aircraft had been taking place since he went missing Tuesday.

Cartwright was being evaluated in an emergency room but appeared OK, said nursing supervisor Danita Thamert at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, in eastern Oregon.


Tenant in $100-per-month apartment: I'm never leaving

Maria DeTommaso had little idea her life would change forever when she knocked on the door of a Long Island City building to watch a friend’s cat in 1993.

That’s when the twice-married yoga enthusiast became friends with Nicholas DeTommaso, a colorful retired dock worker who often cooked Italian meals for his neighbors in his rent-controlled railroad flat on the first floor of a dilapidated six-unit town house.

“I was living upstairs, and one day around Easter, he called me for breakfast,” DeTommaso told The Post. “He had decorated the apartment, and he made french fries and eggs.”

Maria, who was then known as Prema Deodhar, lingered over the meal, enchanted with the man everyone called “Nicky D” and “Uncle Nicky.” She never left.


Clinton nonprofit won't let donor cancel $10.48 monthly contribution: report

A Seattle man who recently sought to end his monthly donation to a Hillary Clinton nonprofit group ran into a small roadblock: There was no way to cancel his contribution, according to a report.

Corey Koscielniak, 29, wanted to stop his $10.48 recurring tithe to Onward Together, the politican action organization Clinton formed after her 2016 election defeat, because the group disclosed little information on how it spent the money, he told the Seattle Times.

“Onward Together (OT) accepts payment information, but provides no ability to alter or cancel donations once the initial donation is received,” Koscielniak wrote in his complaint to the Washington state Attorney General’s Office.


Ronny Jackson won't return as Trump's personal physician

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson will not return as President Trump's personal physician after withdrawing his nomination to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fox News has learned.

It was not immediately clear whether Jackson would stay with the White House Medical Unit. He already had been replaced as Trump's personal physician when the president nominated him to lead the VA last month.

The 50-year-old Jackson had been dogged by allegations about his prescribing practices and leadership ability, including accusations of drunkenness on the job and that Jackson "got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle" at a Secret Service going-away party, which Jackson denied.


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North Korea says it will shut down nuclear testing site in May

SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May and reveal the process to experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea.

Seoul’s presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Sunday Kim made the comments during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday.

Yoon says Kim also said President Donald Trump will learn he’s “not a person” to fire missiles toward the United States. The Kim-Trump meeting is anticipated in May or June.

Yoon says North Korea also plans to re-adjust its current time zone to match the South’s. The North in 2015 created its own “Pyongyang Time” by setting the clock 30 minutes behind the South.


Comcast to Offer Low-Cost Internet to Low-Income Senior Citizens

According to recent polls, 85% of Americans use the Internet, but less than half of senior citizens have Internet access at home. This week, Comcast announced plans to improve the opportunity for older folks to get online by introducing a new low-cost Internet program for low-income seniors in San Francisco and, not surprisingly, retiree-friendly Palm Beach County, Fla.

The initiative is an expansion of a Comcast program called “Internet Essentials,” which began in 2011 to provide affordable Internet and computers to low-income families. Comcast recently boosted the speed of Internet Essentials from 5 Mbps to 10 Mbps. While this kind of service won’t allow a family of five to all stream different Netflix shows at the same time, the $9.95 per month program is speedy enough for grandparents to Skype with family living on the other side of the world. A free wi-fi router is included as well for Internet Essentials customers.


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Trump to pull Feds out of K-12 Education

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials.

The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government.

“For too long the government has imposed its will on state and local governments. The result has been education that spends more and achieves far, far, far less,” Mr. Trump said. “My administration has been working to reverse this federal power grab and give power back to families, cities [and] states — give power back to localities.”

He said that previous administrations had increasingly forced schools to comply with “whims and dictates” from Washington, but his administration would break the trend.


Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no wall funding

President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

‘That wall has started, we have 1.6billion (dollars),’ Trump said at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan.

‘We come up again on September 28th and if we don’t get border security we will have no choice, we will close down the country because we need border security.’

Trump made a similar threat in March to push for changes in immigration law that he says would prevent criminals from entering the country.

The government briefly shut down in January over immigration.


Coast Guard assists boaters stranded on island in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard aircrew safely recovered two men stranded on Adam Island in the Chesapeake Bay this morning.

The men intentionally ran their 17-foot vessel aground on the marshy, unpopulated island after becoming beset by foul weather Saturday night.

One of the boaters' fathers notified watchstanders in the Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center at 9:45 a.m. today that the two men were still stranded and soaking wet on the island.

An already-airborne MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, diverted from a training flight to assist. The crew landed on Adam Island, recovered the two men and transported them to Salisbury Regional Airport in Salisbury, Maryland.

The boaters are scheduled to retrieve their vessel as soon as possible.

"Adverse weather conditions can suddenly emerge and impact anyone's underway voyage at any time," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Terrence Young, operations unit controller for the case. "That's why it's vital to continuously check weather forecasts in your area and prepare for the worst-case scenario by bringing appropriate safety gear and dressing for harsh conditions."

CIA Whistleblower: Trump Is Doing What Kennedy Tried To

Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what is going on with Donald J. Trump “is an ongoing coup to remove a duly elected President.” Shipp contends, “This is a huge constitutional crisis like the country has never seen before. This makes Watergate look like a Sunday school class.”

On Friday, Shipp and other retired top officials at the CIA, FBI, DOJ and NSA held a press conference and demanded Attorney General Jeff Sessions prosecute top Obama era officials for obvious crimes against the incoming Trump Administration. Shipp says,

“We have a coup within our government right now at the senior levels at the CIA, DOJ and the FBI attempting to unseat a duly elected President who was elected by the American people and remove him from office...

This is, at worst, treason with senior officials in the shadow government or Deep State . . . to attack Donald Trump and remove him from office. . . . We have not seen anything like this since the Presidency of John F. Kennedy (JFK), when CIA Director Allen Dulles attacked him, and we saw what happened there...

There is crystal clear evidence that the CIA was, at least, involved with the cover-up of the JFK assassination. Now, we have the same thing happening again...

Remember what Chuck Schumer said, and it was chilling. He said, ‘If you cross the intelligence community, they can hit back at you six ways from Sunday.’ That’s what we are seeing now. It’s collusion or a coup with senior officials at the FBI, DOJ and CIA along with Robert Mueller to unseat an elected president.”


University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a 'Mental Health' Issue

The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students “take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.”

Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, “MasculinUT” is organized by the school’s counseling staff and most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a “healthy model of masculinity.”

The program is predicated on a critique of so-called “restrictive masculinity.” Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to “act like a man” or when they are encouraged to fulfill traditional gender roles, such as being “successful” or “the breadwinner.”


Washington in uproar over 'disgusting' White House Correspondents' dinner comedy routine

Conservatives Saturday night and Sunday criticized the tenor and character of the White House Correspondents’ dinner after comedian Michelle Wolf ripped into Trump administration officials.

Wolf stunned the crowd at Saturday night’s dinner with biting jokes about President Trump and his White House, including top aides like counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Sanders, who attended the dinner in his stead.

Trump, as he did in 2017, skipped the dinner in order to hold a campaign rally in Washington, Mich.

Many Washington conservatives felt the dinner was unnecessarily cruel toward Conway and Sanders, and other Republicans.

“My wife @mercedesschlapp and I walked out early from the wh correspondents dinner. Enough of elites mocking all of us,” said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, in a Twitter post.

Wolf also told a joke about abortionthat outraged conservatives.

The joke centered on Vice President Mike Pence's anti-abortion position.

“He thinks abortion is m


Ronny Jackson will step down as White House physician

Ronny Jackson won't return to his role as White House physician after he withdrew himself from consideration to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, according to a report.

Sean Conley, the Naval officer who replaced Jackson as President Trump's personal doctor, will continue to treat Trump, per Politico .

Jackson, himself a rear admiral, withdrew his VA secretary nomination after unverified reports were made to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee concerning his behavior in previous management positions.

Unsubstantiated complaints made included working drunk on the job and over-prescribing pain medication .

Trump and the White House have continued to defend Jackson in the wake of the allegations.

On Saturday, Trump called for Sen. John Tester, D-Mont., the ranking member on the panel who spoke publicly about the accusations, to resign .


Trumps Salary

On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name,
status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.

The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his
salary, instead he donated it to an amazing cause! (see below).

The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving
money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $40.9 million under Obama, a savings of $5. million. Here are some other key findings.

There are 110 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.

Nineteen fewer staffers are also dedicated to The First Lady of the
United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. 24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009)

However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that
has everyone talking.

Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the
Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries! AMAZING! It's so great to have a President who loves our brave military men and women so much!

Oh, and where's the media coverage of this? That's right, they don't cover anything decent that the President does.


Debt-Enabled Asset-Bubbles Are On A Crash With Demographics

For anyone who may have been unconscious or in outer space for the last 20 years, here are the Coles Notes:

If finance had not been able to ‘securitize’ debts (turn them into assets) and sell them to speculators/investors over the past two decades, then debt creation could not have gone to such extremes and consumers would not have been able to borrow and spend themselves so far into financial ruin.

If western consumers had not been able to borrow themselves so far into ruin, they would also not have been able to buy so many goods from Asia and other developing nations for a time.

Asia and developing nations would not then have been able to mint so many new millionaires and billionaires in their governments and businesses who then funneled capital into western property markets, and western property markets would not have appreciated so far beyond domestic income gains.

If property prices had not increased so far beyond income gains, then households would not have had to borrow so much just to get a roof over their heads or a post-secondary education.

If they had not been able to borrow so much, property prices, education and related services would never have been able to rise so much for so long, and become so unaffordable for the masses.

But they did.


Here's what the MSM refused to tell you this week!

NOAA/NWS document: wind turbines affect weather radar, create false storm impressions

From the Watertown Daily News, and the “law of unintended consequences” department comes an inconvenient truth from the National Weather Service, that upon further investigation appears to be a nationwide problem for the WSR-88D doppler weather radar network used to predict, track, and analyze severe weather. According to NOAA’s Radar operations center, forecasters are faced with “little or no workaround”.

Part of the reason is that the WSR-88D national deployment in the early to mid 1990’s preceded the mass deployment of wind turbines to provide “green energy”. They had no way of knowing then that their field of view would be polluted by an army of rotating blades.

h/t to John Droz for the Watertown Daily News article below.

Document from the National Weather Service lists possible radar interference impact from wind turbines


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