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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dershowitz: Mueller ‘Not Going To Produce Balanced, Fair Report’

‘He’s going to produce what he believes is gonna be a devastating attack,’ he says

FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report is going to be an unfair hit job against President Trump, according to Democrat lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

“Mueller is not going to produce a neutral report,” he said on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday.


WALSH: According To The Left, Only Primitive Tribes Have The Right To Protect Their Sovereignty

Last week, the uncontacted Sentinelese tribe reportedly murdered a missionary who attempted to approach them. A few years ago, the same tribe also murdered a couple of innocent fishermen who accidentally drifted close to their island.

While the drama with the Stone Age tribe unfolds in India, a different (but not entirely unrelated) drama has taken place down on our southern border. Hordes of illegal intruders are trying to storm into our country, throwing rocks at border patrol agents and using children as human shields. Lethal force has not been wielded against these intruders, but they have been met with some physical resistance. U.S. authorities have used pepper spray to disperse the crowds and restore order amid the chaos.


"You Are Well Inside The Matrix Now..."

Our politicians and media are not going to allow us to see Russia, and any incidents the country can be linked to, in any other way than black and white, in which we are the good party and they are the black, evil and guilty ones. So we’ll have to do that ourselves.

More than enough has been said about why NATO should have been dismantled when the reason for its existence, the Soviet Union, was dissolved, but nobody listened and NATO has kept expanding eastward and demanding more money, more members, more weapons.

NATO demands an enemy, and their chosen enemy is Russia. This has nothing to do with anything Russia has done or is doing at the moment. We can only hope that people are willing to accept that simple fact. And not passively go along with the flow of badmouthing and smear that decides what our picture of the country is.

Russia ‘invaded’ Crimea? Russia ‘downed’ MH17? Russia sent two hapless and inept blokes to kill the Skripals? Russia launched an unprovoked attack on three Ukrainian vessels in the Sea of Azov? Russia colluded with the Trump campaign against Hillary Clinton? And collaborated with Julian Assange to make that happen?

What all these allegations have in common is that there is no evidence any of them are true.

Oh, and that nobody’s really trying to prove them anymore. Because you’ve already accepted them as gospel.


Former Pennsylvania AG ordered to prison after conviction upheld

A Pennsylvania judge ordered the commonwealth's former attorney general to report to prison by 9 a.m. Thursday, more than two years after she was convicted for leaking grand jury information and lying about it.

Democrat Kathleen Kane, 52, had been free on $75,000 bail while she appealed her 10-to-23-month sentence. The state Supreme Court announced Monday that it had declined to take up her case.

"Given that the rationale for (the) defendant remaining at liberty pending appeal has expired, post-sentence bail is revoked,” Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy write in ordering Kane to report to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Demchick-Alloy formally directed the Lackawanna County sheriff to serve a copy of her order on Kane, who lives in Scranton.

Kane’s lawyer, Joshua Lock, has not responded to multiple messages seeking comment.

The Montgomery County district attorney’s office formally requested the order earlier Tuesday, arguing the Supreme Court decision was the end of the legal road for Kane.

"Two different appellate courts have reviewed her case, yet her judgment of sentence remains," District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote. "She received a fair trial, her guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt and now it is time for her to serve her sentence."

Kane was convicted of two counts of felony perjury and seven misdemeanors, including obstruction and conspiracy.

The first woman and first Democrat to be elected as Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Kane resigned from office after her October 2016 conviction.


The Difference Between A Bull & Bear Market (And Where Are We Now)

Wall Street loves to label stuff. When markets are rising it’s a “bull market.” Conversely, falling prices are a “bear market.”

Interestingly, while there are some “rules of thumb” for falling prices such as:
A “correction” is defined as a decline of more than 10% in the market.
A “bear market” is a decline of more than 20%.

There are no such definitions for rising prices.

Simply, rising prices are “bullish.”

It’s all a bit arbitrary and rather pointless.

As investors, it is important to understand what a “bull” or “bear” market actually is.
A “bull market” is when prices are generally rising over an extended period of time.
A “bear market” is when prices are generally falling over an extended period of time.

Here is another extremely important definition for you.

Investing is the process of placing “savings” at “risk” with the expectation of a future return greater than the rate of inflation over a given time frame.


Christine Blasey Ford Thanks America For $650,000 Payday, Hopes Life "Will Return To Normal"

Amid the sound and fury of the disgusting antics of the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination process, one of the main defenses of Christine Balsey Ford's sudden recollection of an '80s sexual assault was simply "...why would she lie... what's in it for her?"

Certainly, the forced publicity by Dianne Feinstein and public questioning guaranteed her 15 minutes of fame (and perhaps even more infamy if Kavanaugh's nomination had failed) but now, in a statement thanking everyone who had supported her, Ford is "hopeful that our lives will return to normal."


Farm Bankruptcies Soar In The Midwest

Eighty-four farms in the US Midwest region covered by the Minneapolis Fed’s Ninth District states (Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) filed for chapter 12 bankruptcy in the 12 months that ended in June - more than twice the level observed in June 2014, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve, surpassing the prior peak hit just after the GFC.

"Current numbers are not unprecedented, even in the recent past, having reached 70 bankruptcies in 2010. However, current price levels and the trajectory of the current trends suggest that this trend has not yet seen a peak," Ron Wirtz, an analyst at the Minneapolis Fed, wrote.


Landowners Hail Property Rights Victory At Supreme Court In Frog Habitat Dispute

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to designate a 1,500 acre tract of land in Louisiana as a “critical habitat” for the endangered dusky gopher frog, even though the species has not lived there for decades.

“I am really overjoyed that an eight to nothing court agreed with me that the service’s decision was absurd and nightmarish for property rights in the United States,” landowner Edward Poitevent told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a Tuesday interview.

“We all actually thought something like this would happen, but what’s really stunning is this is an eight to nothing decision,” Poitevent said.

The Fish and Wildlife Service told Poitevent in 2011 his land, which has been in his family for generations, would be listed as backup critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog, which hasn’t been seen there since 1965. The only known domain of the frogs was a single pond in southern Mississippi as of 2001, but the government said the Louisiana zone was the only other possible habitat it could identify.


DC Council Unanimously Votes For 100 Percent Renewable Energy

A bill that mandates all of Washington, D.C.’s electricity originate from renewable energy sources sailed through a preliminary vote on Tuesday, all but assuring the bill’s final passage.

The D.C. City Council voted unanimously in favor of an initial approval for the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, a bill that would require the nation’s capital transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032.

The bill calls for a number of other climate change-related reforms, such as toughening energy standards on buildings; promoting electric car use through vehicle excise taxes; and adding millions to a “Green Bank” that will fund various environmental projects.

The Green Bank initiative would be funded through higher utility bills. D.C. residents can expect to pay about $2.10 more per month on their gas bill and around $1 dollar more on their electricity rates. These fees are forecasted to add $15 million to the city’s Green Bank.


The Redskins Just Signed This Accused Domestic Abuser — Days After He Was Released From Another Team

The Washington Redskins are taking a big chance.

The NFC East hopefuls reportedly signed Reuben Foster, a linebacker who was just placed on waivers by the San Francisco 49ers after he was accused of domestic abuse early Sunday morning.

At the time of his arrest, ESPN reported the following details:

The San Francisco 49ers are releasing linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested late Saturday night at the team hotel on a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence.

The arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said Foster was arrested Saturday at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa and booked into jail two hours later. Foster’s bond was set at $2,000 during a bail hearing Sunday morning along with orders to avoid any contact with the alleged victim.

This wasn’t Foster’s first run-in with his alleged victim. He reportedly beat the same woman, Elissa Ennis, earlier this spring.


US Army Ranger killed in 'friendly fire' by Afghan partner forces battling al Qaeda in Afghanistan

The death of a U.S. Army Ranger from Washington killed over the weekend while fighting al Queda in Afghanistan was likely the result of an accidental friendly fire by Afghan partner forces, according to military officials.

In a statement to ABC News by the NATO-led training mission, Resolute Support, an initial review of Sgt. Leandro Jasso's death found he 'was likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force.'

'There are no indications he was shot intentionally,' the statement added of the 25-year-old's death.

The November 24 incident occurred in Nimroz Province, in western Afghanistan, during a joint U.S-Afghan assault on al Qaeda positions.

Jasso was struck by small arms fire and was immediately evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility. He later died of his wounds.


Google TRACKS users and IGNORES privacy settings, say consumer groups

Google is being accused of tracking user locations by seven consumer groups from different countries who have filed complaints with their national watchdogs.

They say Google is tracking the location of its users and gets people to tun on their location settings with a combination of manipulative techniques.

Google uses location tracking on its Android operating system to improve search results and the location history is stored once a person activates the feature.

The complaints say complexities and a lack of transparency when setting up an Android device, hidden default settings, misleading and unbalanced information are all contributing to the issue.

The groups across the EU are claiming the firm is in breach of data protection rules brought in this year as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide

Antibiotics may hold promise in extending your life - and not by ridding you of killer infections.

Researchers claim the drugs may cull older cells that have lost the ability to divide and are linked to age-related disorders.

The senescent cells are thought to be the root cause of diseases including cancer, heart disease and even dementia.

Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease.


Mattis, Pompeo Will Brief Senate on U.S-Saudi Relations

The White House reportedly won’t allow CIA Director Gina Haspel, or any other intelligence official, to brief the Senate on the slaying of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis are expected to give a briefing on U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia to the entire Senate behind closed doors Wednesday — ahead of a vote that could cut off support for Riyadh’s military campaign in Yemen.

The Guardian reported that the Senate was told by the administration to expect only Pompeo and Mattis at the briefing. The White House didn’t comment to the news outlet.


Hillary Clinton Trashes President Trump From Toronto 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'

Bill and Hillary Clinton kicked off their 13-city tour dubbed ‘An Evening with the Clintons’ Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.

The Clintons were speaking to hundreds of empty seats even after TicketMaster was selling tickets for a paltry $15.00.

Hillary Clinton began the night by joking that she was thinking about running for parliament.

Then she trashed President Trump.

“Trump said today that his gut and his opinion is a lot smarter than most people’s brains…so–I mean literally you can’t make this stuff up, I mean a dozen times a day your head is spinning” Hillary said as the crowd broke into laughter.

No, Hillary, only your head is spinning…


Medical Glasses? Hillary Clinton Spotted at Broadway Show Looking Rough – Wearing Tinted Glasses

Bill and Hillary Clinton attended Torch Song on Broadway in New York over the Thanksgiving weekend before they embark on their ‘An Evening with the Clintons’ tour this week.

Hillary Clinton was looking rough Saturday night wearing tinted glasses.

The whole Clinton crew was there-Chelsea Clinton joined her parents for the show.

The liberal New York crowd gave the Clintons a standing ovation.

GM & GE Were Both Victimized By The Same Ponzi Scheme...

America’s twin economic “generals” are both in very deep trouble.

General Electric was founded in 1892, and it was once one of the most powerful corporations on the entire planet. But now it is drowning in so much debt that it may be forced into bankruptcy.

General Motors was founded in 1908, and at one time it was the largest automaker that the world had ever seen. But now it is closing a bunch of factories and laying off approximately 14,000 workers as it anticipates disappointing sales and a slowing economy.

If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, both of these companies would probably be thriving. But as you will see below, both of them have been victimized by the exact same Ponzi scheme, and both firms are sending us very clear signals that the U.S. economy is heading for troubled waters.

Whenever you hear the word “restructuring”, that is always a sign that things are not going well for a company.

And it turns out that GM’s “restructuring” is actually going to cost the firm 3.8 billion dollars

General Motors said Monday it plans to effectively halt production at a number of plants in the U.S. and Canada next year and cut more than 14,000 jobs in a massive restructuring that will cost up to $3.8 billion.

Of course GM doesn’t have 3.8 billion dollars just lying around, and so they are actually going to have to borrow money in order to close these plants and lay off these workers.

Needless to say, President Trump is not very happy with General Motors right now…

Trump said he spoke Monday with GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, and ‘I told them, “you’re playing around with the wrong person”.’

He told reporters as he left the White House for a pair of political rallies in Mississippi that the United States ‘has done a lot for General Motors. They better get back to Ohio, and soon.’


Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Will Walk Away From Her Post With a Cushy Pension

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has come under fire for the numerous incidents of voter fraud and the lengthy recount process earlier this month. She finally decided to resign from her post after facing severe criticism. Now, it's coming to light that she will be receiving $11,000 a month in a pension. That equates to roughly $130,000 a year. Snipes was previously making $178,865 a year as Broward's Election Supervisor, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Part of the reason her pension is so high is because of her time in government. She already receives $4,880 a month for her combined time as a teacher and school administrator. Snipes has received that part of her pension, in combination with her salary as Elections Supervisor, since she was appointed to the post by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003. She won re-election to the post four different times since her appointment.


WOW: Money Raised After Pittsburgh Shooting Went To An Islamic Center With Terror Ties

In late October, Robert Gregory Bowers, a vicious anti-Semite, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot and killed 11 people. Several people were injured, four of which were police officers. It was tragic—but of course, everyone blamed President Trump for reasons only morons understand. There were protests when he visited the site. Everyone was creating controversy when there needed to be none. But now, we have another controversy that could be brewing that isn’t related to Trump. It centers on anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of Life synagogue from money fundraised after the tragic shooting.


WWIII is a predominantly economic war, as of now

China has been winning an economic war with America for decades. Unfair currency maneuvers, tariffs, stealing of technology and intellectual property, and tariff-like burdens have been China's war machine against America for a long time. Such economic victories over America have enabled the Chinese to build up their military might through their unfair accumulation of wealth.

Europe has taken advantage of America's generosity in funding too much of NATO expenses, too much of U.N. expenses, and our military nuclear power stick against Russia. Enough is enough! France's own people finally are recognizing the folly of socialism's focus of economic power on the elite political leadership.

Europe disrespects and won't fully support our bold hard line against Iran's overt hatred of America and Western values. They also cheat about backing sanctions against N. Korea. They try to hide behind some vague anti- nationalist "globalist patriotism," which is really, at its core, their economic advantage-seeking. European political leaders seem blind with denial about Iranian religious fascism; Chinese communist economic aggression; and the social, political, and economic dangers involved with immigration as an economic threat to Western democracies.


Poe of Virginia

The opinion has been often stated that Edgar Allan Poe was bizarre and amoral; that he was a lover of morbid beauty only; that he was unrelated to worldly circumstances-aloof from the affairs of the world; that his epitaph might well be: “Out of space-out of time.”

But it is dangerous to attempt to separate any historical figure from his setting. No individual can ever be understood fully until the subtle influences of his formal education, his reading, his associates, and his time and country (with his heredity) are traced and synthesized. Too much has been said, perhaps, about Poe’s “detachment” from his environment and too little about his background—his heritage from Europe and the influences of his early life in Virginia. Elizabeth Arnold, Poe’s mother, was born in England in 1787 and was brought to this country when she was a girl of nine. “In speaking of my mother,” Poe wrote years later to Beverley Tucker of Virginia, “you have touched a string to which my heart fully responds.” Judging from his spirited defense of Elizabeth Poe, it appears that Poe never became unmindful of his immediate English origins on the maternal side.

Poe’s ancestry on his father’s side was Scotch-Irish and has been traced through County Cavon to Ayrshire, Scotland. The fact that Poe’s Presbyterian Scottish ancestors dwelled for a time in the north of Ireland has caused even so good a scholar as Arthur Hobson Quinn to engage in surprising speculation about an “Irish strain” in Poe and about a “Celtic” trait of perverseness which he had “discovered” in the Poe family.


NBC News Reporter Admits Migrant Caravan Predominantly Men

After a photo of a migrant woman sprinting away from a tear gas cannister with her two young children in tow went viral over the weekend, CNN, MSNBC and the rest of their mainstream media cohort swiftly condemned the Trump Administration for yet another brutal crackdown on harmless migrant families that are only trying to escape persecution and violence by seeking asylum in the US.

Of course, their reporting almost universally ignored an attack on border patrol agents in Arizona - the first incident of violence against US law enforcement by a member of the one of the migrant caravans heading toward the southern border from Honduras and Guatemala.They also ignored the fact - highlighted by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - that the majority of the migrants camping out in Tijuana as they await an opportunity to cross into the US are young men. But that the mainstream media ignored this is hardly surprising: After all, this fact doesn't fit with the narrative that the caravan is chiefly comprised of desperate single mothers and their children, who are simply trying to escape violence in their home countries.


Author: Common Core ‘Worst Large-Scale Educational Failure in 40 Years’

An author of a study that examined the effects of the Common Core State Standards on school choice says the Obama-era K-12 school reform is the “worst large-scale educational failure in 40 years.”

Ted Rebarber of AccountabilityWorks, co-author with Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey of the Pioneer Institute study, discussed at a Heritage Foundation event last week how Common Core has not only damaged public-school education, but also has presented obstacles to real school choice.

Rebarber observed the danger when politicians succumb to the allure of standards-based education reforms.


Chinese Fetanyl Kingpins Laundered Over $5BN Through Vancouver Homes Since 2012

The report examined over 1,200 luxury real estate purchases in British Columbia's Lower Mainland during that year, and concluded that over 10% were tied to buyers with criminal records. Crucially 95% of those transactions could be definitively traced by police intelligence back to Chinese crime networks.

While the study only looked at property purchases in 2016, an analysis by Global News suggests the same extended crime network may have laundered about $5-billion in Vancouver-area homes since 2012. — Fentanyl: Making a Killing

Since 2016 we've chronicled the "dark side" behind the Vancouver real estate bubble, which it turns out has long been a bubbling melange of criminal Chinese oligarch "hot money", desperate to get parked offshore in any piece of real estate, but mostly in British Columbia regardless of price


Staff members at Parkland where Nikolas Cruz killed 17 are removed after failing to stop the rampage

Three assistant principals and a security chief have been axed over failures to prevent the Parkland mass shooting which saw 17 people massacred.

The staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are being reassigned over failings in the way the shooting was handled.

The Stoneman Douglas Commission cited a number of failures in school security procedure as well as missed opportunities to stop the killer, Nikolas Cruz, after he was seen searching guns on a school computer.

Toilet doors being glued shut and a lack of 'hard corners' meant students had fewer options to to safely hide as the gunman shot pupils and staff.

President Trump also intervened shortly after, calling sheriff's deputy, Scot Peterson, who was assigned as campus security, a coward for not going inside the building as the shooter roamed the school halls.

A number of failures by the school or district were raised by the commission, including communication breakdowns between police and school staff during the massacre on February 14.


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3 US service members killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb blast, officials say

Three American service members were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, marking the deadliest day for U.S. forces in the embattled country this year.

Three American troops were killed and three others were wounded in the attack in the notorious Taliban hotbed – Ghazini city – after their armored vehicle drove over a massive bomb buried under the road. An American contractor was also wounded in the attack.

Including Tuesday’s attack, 12 Americans have been killed in combat in Afghanistan this year. Five Americans have been killed this month alone.

The victims in the attack Tuesday weren’t immediately identified.

“In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete,” military officials said in a statement.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a U.S. tank was completely destroyed.

The attacked was the deadliest since June 2017, when an Afghan soldier shot and killed three U.S. soldiers in an insider attack in the Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province.

Tuesday’s deaths come just days after a U.S. soldier was killed in a firefight with Al Qaeda forces Saturday, defense officials told Fox News.


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Trump Blasts Mueller & "Angry Democrats" - "Go Back To The Clinton Foundation"

In a trio of increasingly angry tweets this morning, President Trump raged at special counsel Robert Mueller as "a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue" lambasting him for "doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System" because of his one-sided investigation.

"The Phony Witch Hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other. Wait until it comes out how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie. Mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue...


Soros' "Open Society" Driven Out Of Turkey Amid Probe Into Terrorism Ties

Six month after Hungarian President Viktor Orban succeeded in driving his former mentor, and current neemsis George Soros out of Hungary, the Hungarian-born billionaire financier and his "Open Society" Foundation that has financed an army of liberal NGOs across Europe and the US has been driven out of yet another country.

According to the Guardian, Soros' Open Society Foundation is formally withdrawing from Turkeyafter the founder of its Turkey organization was arrested and charged with supporting an opposition figure accused of trying to overthrow the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The organization announced its decision to withdraw from Turkey amid an interior ministry investigation seeking to uncover links between the organization and protests at Gezi Park in Istanbul in 2013. One of the founders of the Turkish OS branch, Hakan Altinay, was arrested along with 12 others two weeks ago and accused of supporting jailed Osman Kavala, an opposition activist accused of trying to overthrow the Hungarian government with mass protests. Kavala has been accused of supporting terrorism within Turkey, and Open Society has been accused of supporting Kavala.

Back in May, OS closed its Budapest Office and moved its operations to Berlin after the country passed an "Stop Soros" law aimed at making it more difficult for foreign NGOs to operate in the country.

In a speech last week, Erdogan accused Soros of trying to sow instability and discord in Turkish society, and of organizing destabilizing protests.


Paralysing polio-like disease spreads to 31 US states

The mysterious, rare 'polio-like' disease blighting the US has now spread to 31 states, sickening at least 116 children.

And yet, officials still have no idea what causes acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), nor how to treat or prevent it.

The poorly understood illness, which can cause paralysis and, in rare cases, prove deadly, has struck Colorado the hardest, followed by Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating a further 170 cases of people with tell-tale symptoms of AFM.

There has already been more than three-and-a-half times as many cases as last year, but doctors remain baffled as to what is causing the illness.


Georgia woman who spent months in jail over cotton candy mistaken for meth sues police department

A woman in Georgia who spent three months in jail after police thought blue cotton candy in her car was methamphetamine due to a faulty drug test has now filed a federal lawsuit against officials who stopped her and the manufacturer of the test kits.

Dasha Fincher spent three months in jail with bond set at $1 million after she was accused of trafficking drugs when she was pulled over on Dec. 31, 2016, and authorities saw a bag with a blue substance on the floor, FOX5 reported.

The grandmother told Monroe County Deputies Cody Maples and Allen Henderson that the bag contained cotton candy, but when officers tested the bag with a roadside kit it gave a positive result for methamphetamine.

In a copy of an incident report obtained by WMAZ-TV, police said they tested the bag because of the "packaging and crystal like feature."

Fincher and the driver were arrested, and she was eventually charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to the lawsuit obtained by WMAZ.


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‘It Is Shocking That I Have To Explain This’: DHS Secretary Dispels Myths About Migrant Caravan

The migrant caravan the left-leaning media has been gushing over finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, and things got violent.

Migrants threw rocks and projectiles at border patrol, and one San Diego agent said the group, which is made up of mostly men, used women and children as human shields. Naturally, leftist media outlets tried to downplay the violence and turn it against President Donald Trump, lambasting the use of tear gas against the caravan,even though the Obama administration did the same thing.


Obama Used Tear Gas At Least 80 Times at Border

Under the Obama Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement officials, including Border Patrol agents, utilized tear gas against migrants at or near the border at least 80 times between FY2012 and early FY2017.

CBP officials reported the use of tear gas and pepper spray to push back “assaultive” caravan migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally on Sunday. The agency began using these particular sprays during the Obama administration in 2010.

“CBP takes Sunday’s employment of use-of-force very seriously. CBP reviews and evaluates all uses of force incidents to ensure compliance with policy,” a CBP spokesman told Breitbart News in response to an inquiry. “Over 1,000 individuals who were part of the so-called caravan attempted to cross illegally into the U.S. by breaching sections of the fence and using vehicle lanes in and near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. This group ignored law enforcement agencies in Mexico and assaulted U.S. Federal Officers and Agents assigned to respond to the situation in San Diego.”

“As a response to the assaults and to defuse this dangerous situation, trained CBP personnel employed less-lethal devices to stop the actions of assaultive individuals attempting to break into the U.S.,” the spokesman continued.

Despite media reports to the contrary, CBP officers and agents operating under the Trump Administration responded the same way they did during the Obama Administration when, in 2013, migrants rushed the same stretch of border, Breitbart News’ Neil Munro reported.

Democrat congressional leaders and Hollywood activists teamed up to condemn the Trump Administration’s use of force in defending the border but ignored President Obama’s prior, identical response.

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York: Why not build a border barrier? It's the law

The news is filled with images of migrants massing at the U.S-Mexico border near the San Ysidro crossing in California. Why haven't they been able to enter the United States? Because a physical barrier prevents them from doing so.

It is just another example of a barrier — a fence, a wall, whatever — providing real border security.

Of course, building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was President Trump's premier campaign promise. So far, in nearly two years in office, he has made almost no progress toward making it happen. Trump has had opportunities to win wall funding in exchange for amnesty for recipients of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy. But the White House loaded its wall proposal with add-on demands, and it never happened.

Building a wall would cost an estimated $25 billion. Trump often says that he has already gotten $1.6 billion to start work. But Congress has specifically dictated that most of that money not be used for the president's wall. Some of it can be used to build new fencing — not the wall designs that the administration has tested — while other money is restricted to the replacement of existing fencing.

There was talk that Trump might win $5 billion for wall funding during the lame-duck session as House Republican lawmakers finish their last few weeks in power. The chances of that happening are not good.

So what now?

Jordan: 'We've Got FIVE WEEKS' to Fund Border Wall

Republicans are running out of time to fund border security before Democrats take over the House, according to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

"We've got five weeks before Nancy Pelosi takes over as Speaker of the House," Jordan told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning. "We had better get focused on the things that really matter."

Jordan pointed to the weekend's chaos at the U.S. southern border with Mexico, where members of the migrant caravan have charged and thrown rocks at immigration personnel and have had to be tear gassed.

"We've seen what's happened in the last couple days," Jordan said, calling one of the most important initiatives for the lame-duck House to achieve in its waning weeks is "building the border security wall and securing the southern border." "And that was the biggest promise that Republicans made to voters in 2016.

"So, we had better fight for that..."


Amazon to Mine Health Data Records Inc. AMZN 0.01% is starting to sell software that mines patient medical records for information doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs. The move is the latest by a big technology company into health care, an industry where it sees opportunities for growth.

The market for storing and analyzing health information is worth more than $7 billion a year, according to research firm Grand View Research, a business in which International Business Machines Corp.’s Watson Health and UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s Optum already compete.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Apple Inc. is talking with the Department of Veterans Affairs about software to allow veterans to transfer their health records to iPhones, and that Alphabet Inc.’s Google had hired a prominent hospital-system chief to oversee the company’s various health-care efforts.

The new Amazon software can read digitized patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them and pluck out key data points, Amazon said. The company announced the software, first reported by the Journal, on Tuesday.


Newt: The border struggle is real. And it is a war

The struggle along America’s southern border is a war.

It is largely a psychological war. Foreigners are taunting the American government and trying to get the news media to focus on American law enforcement rather than the people trying to break into our country.

This struggle is historic. It is the tip of a wave of lawbreaking foreigners who would love to move into the United States and dictate to law-abiding Americans the terms under which the lawbreakers will be accepted, supported and subsidized.

Ultimately, this war is a function of willpower and cleverness.

The foreign invaders have a huge advantage. Most of the American news media and the American left are on their side.

Most of the news media do not want to explore the aggressiveness – and in some cases criminality – of those seeking to come into the United States illegally. Nor do most news organizations want to report on the total number of people who will illegally enter the United States over the next few years if the American border control system collapses.

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DeVos: Teachers Unions Have a ‘Stranglehold’ on Many Politicians

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Tuesday said that teachers unions have a "stranglehold" on too many politicians while criticizing the lack of progress on school choice for American students.

DeVos, a longtime champion of school choice in the form of charter schools and private school vouchers, told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that students need "many more kinds of educational experiences" and criticized the "forces protecting the status quo," the Hill reported.

"We need to combat those, break them, and, again, empower and allow parents to make decisions on behalf of their individual children, because they know their children best," she said.

"Is it the teachers union? What outside forces are stopping us from making the changes required?" Bartiromo asked.

"The teachers union has a stranglehold on many of the politicians in this country, both at the federal level and at the state level, and they are very resistant to the kind of changes that need to happen," DeVos said. "They are very protective of what they know, and they're protective, really protective of adult jobs and not really focused on what's right for individual students."

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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver Announces Purchase of Property for New Public Safety Facility

Executive Bob Culver has announced the purchase of 9.01 acres situated at the corner of Naylor Mill RD and Westwood Drive for the new location of the Public Safety Facility that will be built in the near future. Situated adjacent to both Route 50 business and the Route 50 bypass provides access to major highways. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office will move all operations there when completed.

In the not too distant future, Department of Emergency Services will also be located at this complex.

DUI crash kills 3, including driver recently released after 4th DUI, authorities say

A motorist who allegedly cause a five-vehicle Thanksgiving Day crash that killed her and two other people had recently been freed from the latest in a series of alcohol-related arrests and had a history of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Shelley Rose, 48, was driving a Dodge Caravan the wrong way on the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 near Lumberton, Miss., before colliding with two vehicles, witnesses said. The wreck killed Rose, Jada Bright, 23, of Slidell, La., and 45-year-old Alabama resident Evens Vincent, theClarion Ledger of Jackson, Miss., reported.

A Honda CRV also crashed into a sedan and rolled over into the wood line. The driver and two passengers inside suffered minor injuries, the report said.

Just three days earlier, Rose was arrested for her fourth alleged DUI offense after the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department received calls from witnesses about an erratic driver in a Dodge Caravan, Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said.

Rose, 48, was released on $10,000 bond eight hours later.


New video shows Alabama mall shooter's body after he was shot dead by cops for gunning down children

The 21-year-old black man killed by police during the Alabama mall shooting was not the gunman, say police who have warned that the shooter is still on the loose.

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., the son of a Birmingham cop and a combat engineer in the US Army, was shot dead by officers responding to reports of an active shooter at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving Day.

An 18-year-old boy was shot twice after getting into a fight with the gunman, and a nearby 12-year-old girl was also injured when struck by a stray bullet.

On Friday evening, Hoover Police Department revealed new evidence showing that Bradford may have been involved in an altercation with the 18-year-old, and at least one other individual, 'he likely did not fire the rounds' that injured the victims.

Investigators now believe that several people were involved in the original fight, which broke out at 9.30pm on Thursday, and it's unclear whether Bradford was attempting to break up the altercation, or if he was involved from the beginning.


Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Miss. Senate Runoff After Racially Charged Campaign

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected winner of the Senate runoff in Mississippi, according to the Associated Press, overcoming a series of missteps that brought the state's dark history of racism and violence to the forefront.

Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the Senate earlier this year after GOP Sen. Thad Cochran stepped down due to health reasons, defeated former congressman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. Neither candidate had won the requisite 50 percent in the first round of the special election on Election Day. She's the first woman elected to the Senate from Mississippi.


Georgia man, 20, detained for fatally shooting pregnant 14-year-old teen

A man has been arrested for shooting dead a pregnant 14-year-old girl who was babysitting her sister's children when she was hit by a bullet from an upstairs Atlanta apartment.

Souleyman Diallo, 20, was charged with second-degree murder for the killing of 14-year-old Sonja Star Harrison and her unborn child, according to local police.

Family members say Sonja 'Star' Harrison was an eighth-grader from Stone Mountain who was expected to give birth next month the day before New Year's.


Students fear dorm mold problem led to adenovirus death

Students at the University of Maryland fear mold problems in their dorms may be linked to the death of a freshman who succumbed to the same rare virus that killed 11 New Jersey kids.

Olivia Paregol, 18, was in her first semester at the College Park school when, early in the semester, she developed a cough, which later worsened to pneumonia. She died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from adenovirus, which causes respiratory problems.

Jessica Thompson told CBS News that she and her roommate discovered mold on their shoes and clothes in their dorm back in August — and that the fungus caused them to fall ill.

“You can’t sleep at night because the pillow is right next to mold and you’re up all night coughing,” Thompson told the outlet. “We got to go home on the weekends and we would be totally fine at home, and we would come back and would be sniffling and coughing and then have headaches.”


James Comey reminded of his exposed memos as he resists private testimony for fear of leaks

Former FBI Director James Comey is taking some heat after announcing on Thanksgiving that he would "resist" a subpoena to appear for a closed-door deposition with a joint congressional task force for fear of Republicans selectively leaking his testimony to the public.

His critics expressed astonishment at what they said was the hypocrisy of a top law enforcement official who leaked memos he had written of his private conversations with President Trump to the media now complaining about targeted leaks.

"It’s total hypocrisy on the former director’s part. But he doesn’t sense it. Or, maybe he does, and simply doesn’t care to acknowledge b/c it aids his current cause ...," said ex-FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano, who has been critical of Comey in the past.


OPINION: Jared — The Birdbrain Of Alcatraz

In the systematic dismantling of common sense in America, Jared Kushner’s “sentencing reform” bill is the coup de grace — a Mack Truck hurtling down the highway about to take out thousands of Americans. The Idiot Army is already in place to fight and win this battle.

Jared and the hip-hop artists currently advising him have decided that too many people are in prison. If you think you’ve heard this before, you have: Genius insights of this sort have preceded nearly every major crime wave this country has experienced, from Philadelphia to California to a bloody period known as “the Warren Court.”

As anyone with an amoeba’s understanding of recent history knows, beginning in the early ’60s, assorted heads-up-their-asses liberals jettisoned logic, common sense and a basic understanding of human nature by releasing criminals from the prisons where they belonged.

Instead of punishing criminals, we would give them social services, education and job training — with the implied understanding that they wouldn’t move next door to any of the reformers. The experts assured a disbelieving public that these policies would reduce crime.



NOVEMBER 27, 2018

People still missing more than two weeks after California's "Camp Fire," which was finally fully contained on Sunday. It was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history, killing at least 85.
Source: the San Francisco Chronicle


NOVEMBER 26, 2018
Openly gay and transgender people who will be serving in state legislatures come January, which is a record high. Before the midterms, there were only 119.
Source: Governing

164 in 35 states

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

People who have become ill from consuming turkey in the past year, as of Nov. 5. Health officials have yet to pinpoint the salmonella outbreak to a single source.
Source: Kaiser Health News

$12.74 for every $1 spent

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

Return on investment the city of Philadelphia would get from putting $3.5 million a year toward legal services for low-income renters facing eviction. It would elicit $45.2 million in annual savings, according to the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Source: Governing

$2 trillion

NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Total state spending for fiscal 2018, which is a record high. The increase is largely driven by higher income tax revenues that resulted from last year's federal tax changes.
Source: Governing


NOVEMBER 16, 2018

DUI convictions that could be thrown out in New Jersey because a state trooper tampered with the sobriety tests.
Source: AP/NBC News


NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Residents of Butte County, Calif., who were not signed up for emergency alerts at the time of the Camp Fire, which has become the deadliest wildfire in the state's history.
Source: AP/NBC News



The Mississippi Legislature's professed interest in 'women's health' is pure gaslighting. Its leaders are proud to challenge Roe but choose not to lift a finger to address ... our alarming infant and maternal mortality rate.
NOVEMBER 27, 2018

District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, in a ruling that permanently blocks one of the strictest abortion laws in the country -- Mississippi's 15-week ban.

Source: NPR

I teach middle school because when I was in eighth grade on 9/11/2001, that was the day I received my first death threat. It was in my locker. It was shoved in there. My teachers did nothing.

NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Shifa Bhatti, a Pakistani-American teacher in Texas

Source: NPR

I don’t want you to think I’m picking on you because we’re part of the master race.

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp, who is white, talking to a black woman at a public hearing. The comment led Kansas GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer to call for Klemp's resignation.

Source: The Hill

Folks can go to the San Diego Zoo to see the endangered pandas and then visit San Diego City Hall to see one of the last California Republicans.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, joking about the state of his political party. In the midterm election, the GOP lost every statewide office in California, and Democrats regained their supermajority in the legislature.

Source: the Los Angeles Times

I don’t agree, obviously, with her politics. I just think she qualifies as significant.

NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Texas school board member Marty Rowley, a Republican, who supports adding Hillary Clinton back into the state's U.S. history curriculum after she was removed earlier this year.

Source: Tribune News Service


Social Security Benefits Have Lost One-Third of Their Purchasing Power Since 2000

Those who have started taking Social Security since 2000 have lost a third of their purchasing power, pushing many into poverty

The latest survey from the Senior Citizens League (SCL) revealed that Social Security, the welfare program originally designed to help workers in their old age, is instead slowly impoverishing them:

Over the past 18 years, Social Security benefits have lost 34 percent of their buying power, according to the findings of this study.

Many of the goods and services purchased by typical retirees increased several times faster than annual Social Security cost of living adjustments (COLAs) from January 2000 through January 2018.

As The New American recently pointed out, for three out of every five of the more than 60 million Americans receiving Social Security, that monthly check represents half or more of their total monthly income. Because many have not planned for the future, or been able to, by the time workers start receiving their benefits, four out of 10 will be living at or near the poverty level.

There have been previous attempts to “adjust” the purchasing power of those checks including using cost-of-living-adjustments or COLAs. For 2019 those 62 million Social Security recipients will see their checks increase by 2.8 percent.


Feds investigating 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs for faulty brake issue

The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries.

The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary.

GM is monitoring complaints and warranty claims about the brakes and is working with NHTSA to evaluate them, spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Friday.

Any owner who has a problem with brake performance should have them examined by a GM dealer or independent repair shop, Wilkinson said.

They should keep receipts because they could be reimbursed for repairs if there is a recall, he added.