Commander X and EquifaX and Myth of the Russian HaX Show Notes 20170920

Commander X and EquifaX and Myth of the Russian HaX

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How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD

Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/how-childhood-trauma-could-be-mistaken-for-adhd/373328/

Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch.

Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, when she realized that many of her low-income patients had been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

These children lived in households and neighborhoods where violence and relentless stress prevailed. Their parents found them hard to manage and teachers described them as disruptive or inattentive. Brown knew these behaviors as classic symptoms of ADHD, a brain disorder characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus.

When Brown looked closely, though, she saw something else: trauma. Hyper-vigilance and dissociation, for example, could be mistaken for inattention. Impulsivity might be brought on by a stress response in overdrive.

Despite our best efforts in referring them to behavioral therapy and starting them on stimulants, it was hard to get the symptoms under control,” she said of treating her patients according to guidelines for ADHD. “I began hypothesizing that perhaps a lot of what we were seeing was more externalizing behavior as a result of family dysfunction or other traumatic experience.”

Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch.

Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, when she realized that many of her low-income patients had been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

These children lived in households and neighborhoods where violence and relentless stress prevailed. Their parents found them hard to manage and teachers described them as disruptive or inattentive. Brown knew these behaviors as classic symptoms of ADHD, a brain disorder characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus.

When Brown looked closely, though, she saw something else: trauma. Hyper-vigilance and dissociation, for example, could be mistaken for inattention. Impulsivity might be brought on by a stress response in overdrive.

Despite our best efforts in referring them to behavioral therapy and starting them on stimulants, it was hard to get the symptoms under control,” she said of treating her patients according to guidelines for ADHD. “I began hypothesizing that perhaps a lot of what we were seeing was more externalizing behavior as a result of family dysfunction or other traumatic experience.”

Considered a heritable brain disorder, one in nine U.S. children—or 6.4 million youth—currently have a diagnosis of ADHD. In recent years, parents and experts have questioned whether the growing prevalence of ADHD has to do with hasty medical evaluations, a flood of advertising for ADHD drugs, and increased pressure on teachers to cultivate high-performing students. Now Brown and other researchers are drawing attention to a compelling possibility: Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may in fact mirror the effects of adversity, and many pediatricians, psychiatrists, and psychologists don’t know how—or don’t have the time—to tell the difference.

Though ADHD has been aggressively studied, few researchers have explored the overlap between its symptoms and the effects of chronic stress or experiencing trauma like maltreatment, abuse and violence. To test her hypothesis beyond Baltimore, Brown analyzed the results of a national survey about the health and well-being of more than 65,000 children.

Brown’s findings, which she presented in May at an annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, revealed that children diagnosed with ADHD also experienced markedly higher levels of poverty, divorce, violence, and family substance abuse. Those who endured four or more adverse childhood events were three times more likely to use ADHD medication.

Interpreting these results is tricky. All of the children may have been correctly diagnosed with ADHD, though that is unlikely. Some researchers argue that the difficulty of parenting a child with behavioral issues might lead to economic hardship, divorce, and even physical abuse. This is particularly true for parents who themselves have ADHD, similar impulsive behavior or their own history of childhood maltreatment. There is also no convincing evidence that trauma or chronic stress lead to the development of ADHD.

For Brown, who is now a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, the data are cautionary. It’s not evident how trauma influences ADHD diagnosis and management, but it’s clear that some misbehaving children might be experiencing harm that no stimulant can fix. These children may also legitimately have ADHD, but unless prior or ongoing emotional damage is treated, it may be difficult to see dramatic improvement in the child’s behavior.

We need to think more carefully about screening for trauma and designing a more trauma-informed treatment plan,” Brown says.

Dr. Kate Szymanski came to the same conclusion a few years ago. An associate professor at Adelphi University’s Derner Institute and an expert in trauma, Szymanski analyzed data from a children’s psychiatric hospital in New York. A majority of the 63 patients in her sample had been physically abused and lived in foster homes. On average, they reported three traumas in their short lives. Yet, only eight percent of the children had received a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder while a third had ADHD.

I was struck by the confusion or over-eagerness–or both–to take one diagnosis over another,” Szymanski says. “To get a picture of trauma from a child is much harder than looking at behavior like impulsivity, hyperactivity. And if they cluster in a certain way, then it’s easy to go to a conclusion that it’s ADHD.”

A previous edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders urged clinicians to distinguish between ADHD symptoms and difficulty with goal-directed behavior in children from “inadequate, disorganized or chaotic environments,” but that caveat does not appear in the latest version. Unearthing details about a child’s home life can also be challenging, Szymanski says.

It’s not clear how many children are misdiagnosed with ADHD annually, but the number could be nearly 1 million.

A child may withhold abuse or neglect to protect his family or, having normalized that experience, never mention it all. Clinicians may also underestimate the prevalence of adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a years-long survey of more than 17,000 adults, found that two-thirds of participants reported at least one of 10 types of abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction. Twelve percent reported four or more. That list isn’t exhaustive, either. The study didn’t include homelessness and foster care placement, for example, and the DSM doesn’t easily classify those events as “traumatic.”

It’s not clear how many children are misdiagnosed with ADHD annually, but a study published in 2010 estimated the number could be nearly 1 million. That research compared the diagnosis rate amongst 12,000 of the youngest and oldest children in a kindergarten sample and found that the less mature students were 60 percent more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis.

Though ADHD is thought to be a genetic condition, or perhaps associated with lead or prenatal alcohol and cigarette exposure, there is no brain scan or DNA test that can give a definitive diagnosis. Instead, clinicians are supposed to follow exhaustive guidelines set forth by professional organizations, using personal and reported observations of a child’s behavior to make a diagnosis. Yet, under financial pressure to keep appointments brief and billable, pediatricians and therapists aren’t always thorough.

In our 15-minute visits—maybe 30 minutes at the most—we don’t really have the time to go deeper,” Brown says. If she suspects ADHD or a psychological condition, Brown will refer her patient to a mental health professional for a comprehensive evaluation. “You may have had this social history that you took in the beginning, but unless the parent opens up and shares more about what’s going on in the home, we often don’t have the opportunity or think to connect the two.”

Caelan Kuban, a psychologist and director of the Michigan-based National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, knows the perils of this gap well. Four years ago she began offering a course designed to teach educators, social service workers and other professionals how to distinguish the signs of trauma from those of ADHD.

It’s very overwhelming, very frustrating,” she says. “When I train, the first thing I tell people is you may walk away being more confused than you are right now.”

In the daylong seminar, Kuban describes how traumatized children often find it difficult to control their behavior and rapidly shift from one mood to the next. They might drift into a dissociative state while reliving a horrifying memory or lose focus while anticipating the next violation of their safety. To a well-meaning teacher or clinician, this distracted and sometimes disruptive behavior can look a lot like ADHD.

Kuban urges students in her course to abandon the persona of the “all-knowing clinician” and instead adopt the perspective of the “really curious practitioner.”

Rather than ask what is wrong with a child, Kuban suggests inquiring about what happened in his or her life, probing for life-altering events.

Jean West, a social worker employed by the school district in Joseph, Missouri, took Kuban’s course a few years ago. She noticed that pregnant teen mothers and homeless students participating in district programs were frequently diagnosed with ADHD. This isn’t entirely unexpected: Studies have shown that ADHD can be more prevalent among low-income youth, and that children and adolescents with the disorder are more prone to high-risk behavior. Yet, West felt the students’ experiences might also explain conduct easily mistaken for ADHD.

Kuban’s course convinced West to first consider the role of trauma in a student’s life. “What has been the impact? What kind of family and societal support have they had?” West asks. “If we can work on that level and truly know their story, there’s so much power in that.”

As a school official, West sometimes refers troubled students to a pediatrician or psychiatrist for diagnosis, and meets with parents to describe how and why adversity might shape their child’s behavior. In her private practice, West regularly assesses patients for post-traumatic stress disorder instead of, or in addition to, ADHD.

Though stimulant medications help ADHD patients by increasing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain associated with pleasure, movement, and attention, some clinicians worry about how they affect a child with PTSD, or a similar anxiety disorder, who already feels hyper-vigilant or agitated. The available behavioral therapies for ADHD focus on time management and organizational skills, and aren’t designed to treat emotional and psychological turmoil.

Instead, West teaches a traumatized child how to cope with and defuse fear and anxiety. She also recommends training and therapy for parents who may be contributing to or compounding their child’s unhealthy behavior. Such programs can help parents reduce their use of harsh or abusive discipline while improving trust and communication, and have been shown to decrease disruptive child behavior.

Szymanski uses a similar approach with patients and their parents. “I think any traumatized child needs individual therapy but also family therapy,” she says. “Trauma is a family experience; it never occurs in a vacuum.”

Yet finding a provider who is familiar with such therapy can be difficult for pediatricians and psychiatrists, Szymanski says. Though some hospitals have centers for childhood trauma, there isn’t a well-defined referral network. Even then, insurance companies, including the federal Medicaid program, may not always pay for the group sessions commonly used in parent training programs.

Faced with such complicated choices, Szymanski says it’s no surprise when clinicians overlook the role of trauma in a child’s behavior and focus on ADHD instead.

Inattentive and hyperactive behavior can be traced back to any number of conditions—just like chest pains don’t have the same origin in every patient.

While there are few recommendations now for clinicians, that will likely change in the coming years. The American Academy of Pediatrics is currently developing new guidance on ADHD that will include a section on assessing trauma in patients, though it won’t be completed until 2016.

Dr. Heather Forkey, a pediatrician at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, who specializes in treating foster children, is assisting the AAP. Her goal is to remind doctors that inattentive and hyperactive behavior can be traced back to any number of conditions—just like chest pains don’t have the same origin in every patient. Ideally, the AAP will offer pediatricians recommendations for screening tools that efficiently gauge adversity in a child’s life. That practice, she says, should come before any diagnosis of ADHD.

When speaking to traumatized children inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD, she offers them a reassuring explanation of their behavior. The body’s stress system, she says, developed long ago in response to life-or-death threats like a predatory tiger. The part of the brain that controls impulses, for example, shuts off so that survival instincts can prevail.

What does that look like when you put that kid in a classroom?” Forkey asks. “When people don’t understand there’s been a tiger in your life, it looks a lot like ADHD to them.”

Two FEMA barges capable of housing hundreds of Hurricane Harvey evacuees are heading to Port Arthur, Texas

http://www.ktiv.com/story/36368524/2017/09/Thursday/two-fema-barges-capable-of-housing-hundreds-of-hurricane-harvey-evacuees-are-heading-to-port-arthur-texas

Not everyone is happy with the news.

Gwendolyn Donahue, a displaced resident who is currently staying at a Red Cross shelter, doesn’t like the idea of living on one of the boats.

She was rescued from her home during Harvey then transported from shelter to shelter. She said the last thing she wants to do is live on a barge on the water.

“I will say again, I’m not a fish, I’m not a crab, and I’m not a shrimp because I don’t know nothing about being on a boat,” said Donahue.

County Judge Jeff Branick said FEMA and the “Texas Division of Emergency Management” are looking at other options for temporary housing such as mobile homes, trailers and shelters.

Patricia Mooney, another evacuated resident said she would not mind living on a barge.

“It’s a nice place to regroup, get yourself together you know, give it a try you don’t know until you try,” said Mooney.

Port Arthur Mayor clarified temporary housing situation for city

http://www.12newsnow.com/weather/harvey/fema-barges-expected-to-arrive-in-port-arthur-in-two-days-1/474654913

PORT ARTHUR – Mayor Derrick Freeman posted a clarification to the temporary housing situation regarding to the FEMA barges coming to Port Arthur.

There will be two FEMA barges which will hold 300 people each in the port of Port Arthur.

Mayor Freeman posted this picture on his Facebook clarifying about the barges that will be use to house displaced residents.

Gwendolyn Donahue, a displaced resident who is currently staying at the Red Cross shelter at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is not happy with this type of temporary housing.

“To live from shelter to shelter is hard enough, but at this moment now you are talking about putting me on a barge a ship, what you put out a cargo of food to ship around and now you’re talking about this is how I have to live,” said Donahue.

She was rescued from her home during Harvey then transported from shelter to shelter. She said the last thing she wants to do is live on a Barge on the water.

“I will say again, I’m not a fish, I’m not a crab, and I’m not a shrimp because I don’t know nothing about being on a boat,” said Donahue.

County Judge Jeff Branick said FEMA and the “Texas Division of Emergency Management” are looking at other options for temporary housing such as mobile homes, trailers and shelters.

Officials are also looking into contractors with the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program who will make repairs to damaged homes and could allow people to move back.

Patricia Mooney, another evacuated resident said she would not mind living on a barge.

“It’s a nice place to regroup, get yourself together you know, give it a try you don’t know until you try,” said Mooney.

Mayor Freeman said three meals a day will be offered at the barges along with laundry and satellite TV.

Officials are looking at different security options and are discussing the possibility of separating men and women on the barges.

Judge Branick said he believes a screening process will be in place to prevent sex offenders and criminals from staying on the barge.

This is what’s behind all those Elf on the Shelf memes

Have you heard of elf on the shelf?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/Viral/this-is-whats-behind-all-those-elf-on-the-shelf-memes-36148114.html

Elf on the Shelf jokes online have officially taken over.

You know, the one that goes: “you’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for…” and then there’s a picture of one thing Photoshopped on top of something it rhymes with.

Like many memes, this one originated on Tumblr and was mostly Pokemon-themed.

Yes, that’s Ash in the trash.

But they’re not all immediately obvious, and some are harder than others.

That’ll be Eevee on the TV. You’re getting the hang of this!

But they’re not all Pokemon – other fictional universes are also getting involved.

It’s Bane on a plane.

And what’s a meme without Shrek making an appearance?

But what if you haven’t actually heard of Elf on the Shelf?

The Elf on the Shelf is a children’s story book and accompanying toy famous in the US, about an elf who, that’s right, sits on a shelf.

But it’s creepier than that. The elf in the book spies on kids and reports back to Father Christmas on their behaviour like some sort of festive morality spy.

And now there’s also a Hanukkah version – the Mensch on the Bench, made by a guy who pitched the idea on the American equivalent of Dragon’s Den.

So now you know.

US spies had info on India’s nuclear missiles years before launch – NSA leaks

https://www.rt.com/news/404008-india-nuclear-missile-us-nsa/

The NSA may have known about India’s nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles as early as 2005, newly released documents from the trove obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.

US spies also likely possessed “significant intelligence” about the bombs in service in India during that period.

Those revelations come from the batch of 294 articles published by The Intercept last week, and traced back to the from National Security Agency’s Signal Intelligence Directorate internal newsletter, SIDtoday.

The papers were part of the trove of documents that was handed over to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, in one of the largest leaks ever of US intelligence data.

One of the freshly released documents, titled “New collection access yields ‘spectacular’ intel,” has revealed US spying activities against India carried out by NSA sites abroad. It states that an NSA facility in Australia, codenamed RAINFALL, “had successfully geolocated signals of a suspected Indian nuclear weapons storage facility” in October 2004.

A Thailand-based “Foreign Satellite collection facility” codenamed LEMONWOOD then collaborated with NSA’s Unidentified Signal and Protocol Analysis Branch at NSA in “isolating these signals” and confirming their relation to the Indian nuclear weaponry. Additional equipment was than deployed to LEMONWOOD to “expand the modest collection.”

Immediately after fielding this equipment, collection of this new network began to provide what is being called ‘spectacular’ activity,” the document said.

According to the Intercept, this activity eventually allowed the US to obtain data about the Sagarika and Dhanush nuclear-capable missiles, years before they were test-fired by the Indian military.

Sagarika, a submarine-launched ballistic missile, has been in development since the 1990s. It was first successfully tested in 2008. The missile can be launched from both ground launchers and from underwater, and can carry a payload of up to 500 kilograms for a distance of up to 700 kilometers.

Dhanush, a sea-launched short-range ballistic missile, can carry the same payload of 500 kilograms up to a distance of 250 kilometers. It was first successfully test-fired in 2016, more than a decade after the NSA obtained information about the project.

According to the SIDtoday article cited by the Intercept, the NSA had also obtained information “on India’s possession of two different types of airdropped bombs.”

The first one was described in the paper as a “very large Fuel Air Explosive,” while the other one may have belonged to a “new generation of airdropped nuclear weapons.”

The Dizzying Number Of CFPB Complaints Against Equifax Since 2012 Should Infuriate You

The bureau’s database reveals more than 57,000 complaints against the credit-reporting firm since 2012, an average of about 31 a day.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40469235/the-dizzying-number-of-cfpb-complaints-against-equifax-since-2012-should-infuriate-you

Over the last 10 days, media coverage of the massive cyberattack against Equifax has uncovered a maddening spectacle of apparent negligence and incompetence at every step of the way. With each new detail—from the company’s delayed response to the incident to the recent resignation of two top-level executives hoping to escape the fallout—the chorus of lawmakers and consumer-rights groups demanding accountability gets louder and louder.

But Equifax’s shoddy security protocols and botched handling of sensitive private data probably haven’t come as much of a surprise to at least one group of Americans: They are the tens of thousands of consumers who have already lodged complaints against the company via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A search of the CFPB’s database reveals more than 57,000 complaints about Equifax dating back to 2012, when the database was first put online. That’s an average of about 31 a day.

As a sector, “credit reporting” is one of the most common reasons consumers turn to the CFPB for help. According to the bureau’s most recently published monthly complaint report, the sector ranked third among the top reasons people file complaints. Only “debt collection” and “mortgage” ranked higher.

And Equifax has the dubious distinction of being the worst of the worst. Over the last five years, the company has attracted more complaints than either of its two major rivals, though not substantially more. Experian had about 54,000 complaints against it while TransUnion had 49,000, according to a search I conducted on Sunday.

The sheer volume of complaints against all three companies are a reminder of why the credit-reporting industry remains so broadly reviled among American consumers. Read together, the complaints weave a narrative of collective hostility and resentment toward the massive entities who collect, store, and profit from our personal data but show little remorse or sympathy when that data is incorrect or misused.

BIG DATA, BAD DATA

In Equifax’s case, more than two thirds of the complaints are because of alleged incorrect information on a credit report. Consumers say they commonly find their reports contain information that is incomplete, outdated, doesn’t belong to them, or is just plain wrong. Many of those who complain say they are victims of fraud or identity theft, and some accuse Equifax of reinserting bad information even after it was previously deleted.

Another frequent reason consumers complain is because they believe their reports were improperly shared with other parties–a charge that feels less surprising in light of the recent hack.

Equifax did not respond to a request for comment. Worth noting is that the vast majority of complaints are marked as “closed with explanation.” According to the CFPB, that means the company took some steps to offer an explanation that was tailored to the specific complaint. Those explanations may or may not meet the consumer’s desired resolution.

The CFPB was created as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which also authorized the bureau to make certain information about financial products and services public. The first online complaint database was launched in June 2012 for credit cards, and the database has since been expanded.

Records show complaints against Equifax have increased every year since the database went live, with almost 16,000 complaints in 2016 alone. This year should easily surpass that number.

Personal information in the CFPB’s complaint database is anonymized, and the bureau does not verify all the facts in each complaint, but it does contact companies for responses before it publishes them online. The database covers a broad range of financial products and services.

Each complaint also includes an optional field for “consumer narratives” that let people tell the specifics of their situation. It’s here that the widespread frustration with Equifax and its competitors comes into focus, with customers often regaling their dealings with the firms in grueling detail. “It’s been well over a year now, and I’m still battling with Equifax to review my statements and remove the remaining collection accounts,” reads one typical complaint.

The Equifax hack is being called one of the most serious in American history, exposing the personal information—including birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers—of more than 143 million U.S. consumers.

With Congress now getting involved, the extent to which lawmakers should excuse its past transgressions will likely become a topic of debate in the near future. But as Equifax’s frayed relationship with American consumers already shows, excuses won’t get you a clean slate.

But! Today we will be speaking again with Commander X of Anonymous, Author, Behind The Mask: An Inside Look At Anonymous
website: http://www.behindthemask.cf

X is also certain that the Russians were not responsible for Hillary’s Loss of the election.

Commander X’s sister was invaded by cops door kicked in, strapped to a bed and injected with drugs so she could rat out X. She doesn’t know where he is.

#WhatIsYourSlaveScore and Situational Awareness Show Notes 20170918

#WhatIsYourSlaveScore and Situational Awareness

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HERE’S THE ANTIDOTE TO ST. LOUIS RIOTS AND RAGE

http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/heres-the-antidote-to-st-louis-riots-and-rage/

The more you give in to angry people, the worse they get.

Case in point: black protesters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Violent Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with police after ex-St. Louis cop Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of drug dealer Anthony Lamar-Smith.

Smith was attempting to flee from police when he slammed his vehicle into a police cruiser and took off, causing a dangerous high-speed chase. Stockley, who is white, claimed he shot the suspect, who is black, in self-defense because he thought Smith was reaching for a gun.

According to St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson, the prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Stockley did not act in self-defense.

Smith was out on parole for convictions of drug distribution, theft and illegal gun possession at the time of the shooting.

But facts don’t matter to angry blacks. The acquittal of Stockley gave Black Lives Matter license to riot and assault police. What began as a protest march erupted with a wild mob tearing through downtown St. Louis and through the city’s affluent areas. Protesters said they wanted whites to feel the pain.

Protesters burned American flags, damaged police cruisers and destroyed businesses. At least 10 officers were assaulted with bricks and bottles; 23 suspects were arrested. The violence caused local businesses to cancel major venues. Protesters also temporarily shut down a major mall in St. Louis. They chanted, “You kill one of us, we kill your economy,” and they carried Black Lives Matters signs.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, a liberal Democrat, said in a statement that she is “appalled” by what happened to Smith and she is “sobered by this outcome.” She wrote, “I will continue my work to create a more equitable community.”

Her attempt to pacify the mob failed. Late in the evening, approximately 1,000 protesters descended on the mayor’s home, breaking windows and splattering red paint on it. Police eventually used tear gas to disperse the mob.

Order Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s book, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood.”

The head of the St. Louis City NAACP, Adolphus M. Pruitt, asked President Trump and the Justice Department to immediately review Stockley’s acquittal. The NAACP said the community has lost faith in local authorities to fairly handle such cases.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens was highly critical during his 2016 campaign of how former liberal Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon allowed the Ferguson protests to devolve into full-on riots after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old thug Michael Brown in self-defense.

In advance of the Stockley acquittal, Gov. Greitens reportedly met with Anthony Lamar-Smith’s fiancée, black state lawmakers, black St. Louis ministers and law enforcement in the hopes of projecting a message that peaceful protest would be tolerated but violence wouldn’t. Greitens, a decorated former Navy SEAL, wisely put the National Guard on standby, and some troops were deployed to guard “critical infrastructure.”

Even though the Republican governor was pro-active in reaching out to black leaders, they did nothing to help calm the situation. Why? Because these people don’t want peace. They identify more with Black Lives Matter than they do with decent whites and police. They don’t want a solution; they want revenge against whites.

The NAACP and so-called black “leaders” have inflamed racial tensions for years by falsely screaming “racism” any time a white officer is involved in the shooting of a black suspect. They never tell the truth about dangerous criminals like Anthony Lamar-Smith, Michael Brown, and other black thugs who caused their own deaths. They get power and wealth by promoting racial division, and they will never hold the thugs accountable.

Meanwhile, there’s a major debate on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA – Obama’s back-door plan to give 900,000 “Dreamers” (illegal aliens) amnesty. The so-called “Dreamers” are demanding amnesty now. If Republicans give in, amnesty will have a devastating impact on black employment, schools and on their quality of life. Yet the NAACP, Urban League and the Congressional Black Caucus support amnesty! With the exception of a few black conservatives, no one in the black community is sounding the alarm about this looming catastrophe.

Blacks are oblivious; they’re busy defending spoiled and privileged SJW idiots Colin Kaepernick and ESPN commentator Jemele Hill.

Liberal politicians are welcoming illegal aliens and fighting President Trump’s effort to secure the border and deport them.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti want “sanctuary cities” to protect illegals regardless of their criminal history while ignoring their black constituents. The public schools in Chicago are war zones. Drugs and crime are out of control, and there are no black men with courage to stop the destruction.

As a result, blacks are fleeing Chicago and Los Angeles in droves. New Census data show Chicago’s Hispanic population surged by 17,000 in a one-year period, making Hispanics the second-largest ethnic group in the city. Meanwhile, the black population is shrinking, with 42,000 moving out due to violence and lack of jobs.

The rage in the black community is palpable, but it’s misdirected. Instead of blaming cops, whites and President Trump, blacks need to get their act together and drop their rage, which is blinding them from seeing the real enemy and how Democrats are exploiting them.

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Heather Leeann 13 September 2017 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/heather.ferris.5/posts/10214155266065509

I just experienced a terrifying situation at Whole Foods in Roseville, CA. I am literally pulled over on the side of the road, because I need to make sure others know, as this is the third incident at that location, and the details are eerily similar.

I parked my car far out in the parking lot, like I always do, because I have a big suburban. I took baby out of her seat and strapped her to my chest with my ergo baby. Shortly after, I went to the other side of my suburban and started to pull. out my other two little girls. I always have a cart ready to put them both in. I park next to lose carts I see in the parking lot. This is how I manage grocery shopping with three small children. I put My middle child in the cart first, with the cart beside me and the car. I was rousing my oldest as she had dosed off during the ride over. I never turn my back to my kids, or the street when I am unloading them. It was then that I noticed a black suburban, with all tinted windows, slide in two spots beside me, on the right side. Looking back now, he must have been circling the parking lot, waiting. Then spotted me, unloading three little girls. He parked opposite the side I was on.

Right away, my mother instinct kicked in and I knew something was wrong. The windows were faintly tinted. Although I couldn’t see the man’s face, I could see his silhouette and the framing of what looked like sunglasses. He was sitting there. Starring at me and my three little girls. At this point I was already out of the car and the girls were loaded up. I considered putting my baby back in the infant carrier and moving spots, but I didn’t want to be with my back turned to him and I couldn’t ignore my instinct. I locked my car and went into the store. I watch his car from the produce section for at least ten minutes. He never got out. Immediately I felt he must have been waiting for me to come back.

I grabbed a few things from my list, but my heart was racing and my stomach was in knots. At checkout (I know the staff fairly well) I asked the checker if someone would walk me to my car, as there was a suspicious car that had parked next to mine, all black with tinted windows, and he was still in his car as far as I could tell. They were absolutely ok with helping me out.

When we were walking across the parking lot, I told the employee that I would put my baby in first, and asked him to stand beside my kids in the cart, while I did so. Then I told him I would go to the other side and put my other two daughters in, and asked that he stay by the rear passenger door where I had just put in my baby. He agreed to my wishes…

As we approached the car, I immediately saw the man was still sitting in the passenger seat. This is where it gets creepy. I could see him leaning forward, staring at us, and his mouth was moving as if he was talking to someone. Can’t confirm if there were more in the vehicle, because the windows were tinted. He just sat there, leaned over looking at us, until the last kid was loaded. I then got in the car and started it, and asked that the gentlemen just throw the bag of grocery in my car. I was already in reverse, ready to go. Thankfully, the bag boy stayed stationed by my car, until I pulled out. Otherwise I am certain the suburban would have followed me.

I didn’t leave the parking lot. I went to the other side by Peet’s coffee and watched the suburban from a distance. Within minutes, he too pulled out and left.

I have now heard and seen many incidents that are similar to the one I experienced today. Down to the black clothing these people are wearing and the black vehicles these people are driving. They distract the parent or parents, grab the child and throw them in their car. Human trafficking is real, and CA holds the highest cases, currently.

I drove around for a long time to ensure no one was following me. My very dear friend experienced the same incident at the Whole Foods Roseville location. The only difference is, the individual got out and followed her on foot as well as following her home.

Please be aware of your surroundings, tribe! Please! Scariest experience of my life. 😫😫😫

Roseville is a human trafficking hot spot!

11 people arrested in Roseville sex trafficking sting

http://www.kcra.com/article/father-gets-cochlear-implant-tattoos-to-show-support-for-his-son/12239375

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) —

Eleven people from across Northern California were arrested in connection with a sex trafficking sting in Roseville, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Roseville Police Department, in partnership with the Placer County Special Investigation Unit, conducted a “john sting” hoping to catch anyone involved in prostitution and discourage others from participating.

During the operation, undercover officers posed as prostitutes and posted typical ads on prostitution websites. Men who responded to the ads were directed to meet their “date” somewhere in Roseville.

Luis Enrique Allen, 47, of Sacramento, sent the undercover officers several texts after he saw their ads. He offered to give them rides to their “dates” in exchange for cash payment, Roseville police said.

The officers agree and arranged to meet him. Allen was arrested on felony charges of pimping and pandering, investigators said.

Ten other men who offered money to the undercover officers in exchange for sexual acts were arrested for prostitution. They include:

Mazyar Daneshghar, 40, of Roseville

Joseph Gregory Frye, 27, of Sacramento

Leonel Gutierez, 36, of Rancho Cordova

Dennis Gates Lilly, 52, of Granite Bay

James Richard Lucas, 59, of Shingle Springs — He was also charged with possession of heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Edward J. Lyman Jr, 57, of McClellan — He was also charged with illegal possession of tear gas, police said.

Ali Rios, 25, of Sacramento

Vasile Rusu, 40, of Sacramento

Marvin Orlando Tepe-Sarat, 39, of Antelope

Mark Edward Triplett, 56, of Roseville

“The Roseville Police Department is committed to the fight against sex trafficking and the exploitation of vulnerable victims,” the department posted on Facebook. “We’re publicizing this operation to send a message that prostitution activity is not welcome in Roseville, and those who engage in it, whether as traffickers or customers, do so at their own peril.”

The police department added that there are confidential, free services for sex trafficking victims who want protection and help escaping the trade.

Victims can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 to be connected to services in the area 24 hours a day.

Iran a partner in Syrian victory: Assad’s letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/14/535154/Iran-Syria-Bashar-Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad has sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, thanking him and congratulating the Iranian nation on recent advances in Dayr al-Zawr.

“In the beginning, I would like to congratulate in the warmest terms Your Excellency and the friendly government and people of Iran on the strategic achievements that the Syrian Arab Army has made with the cooperation of our allies and friends, in breaking the siege on Dayr al-Zawr city,” Assad said in a part of the message.

Last week, Syrian forces managed to break the years-long siege on Dayr al-Zawr, with the battle continuing to recapture the city and drive out Daesh terrorists.

President Assad said, “We regard the Iranian people who have always dedicated their blood alongside us in the fight against terrorism as partners in this victory.”

“Also, through Your Excellency, I express my deep gratitude to the Islamic Republic of Iran over its principled positions against terrorism and its support for our people to liberate our homeland’s soil from the contamination of Takfiri terrorists,” he added.

Iran has been providing military advisers on the request of the Syrian government, helping turn around the battle which has been going on for more than six years now.

Assad said, “The Syrian Arab Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran are continuing the fight against oppression and aggression and eliminating the threats of terrorism.”

The Syrian leader also called Iran and Syria partners “in establishing a regional and international system based on justice, equality and dignity for all nations and countries.”

“In the name of the people of the Syrian Arab Republic, I bestow my highest gratitude to Your Excellency and the friendly nation of Iran, and ask God to make our steps firmer in the cause of the well-being of our two nations and the entire humanity,” Assad wrote.

Since the break of the Dayr al-Zawr siege, the Syrian army has brought reinforcements to the city which is the capital of an oil-rich eastern province of the same name.

Daesh has recently retreated from much of the territory under its control amid sweeping advances by Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters on the battlefield.

Why Didn’t FPL Do More to Prepare for Irma? Why couldn’t people use solar power?

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-frustrated-with-fpl-after-hurricane-irma-9666311

Update: As of Monday, September 18, 38,000 homes remain without power after Hurricane Irma.

Four days after Irma, millions of Floridians are still stuck without power in the sweltering summer heat. Those outages have now killed eight elderly people trapped in a Hollywood nursing home without air conditioning, due to circumstances that FPL was warned about at least two days before the tragedy.

Many of those powerless residents are now asking hard questions of the area’s power monopoly, which has spent millions of dollars fighting policies that would have strengthened the grid in the event of a major storm like Irma and, more broadly, stemmed the carbon-fueled climate change likely fueling monster storms.

“I am one of the many that has now been without power for more than two days as a result of Hurricane Irma,” Elise McKenna, a West Palm Beach resident, told New Times via email. “My confusion came when so many of us lost power during the early hours of the storm that basically avoided us. We’ve been told time and time again that rate increases were to help prepare us for future storms.”

McKenna is far from alone. FPL’s workers on the ground seem to be doing all they can to fix downed lines and restore power to homes, and they deserve huge credit for working around the clock in awful conditions.

But the company’s corporate and government-relations wings have serious questions to answer this week after quashing regulations that could have made the energy grid stronger at a slight expense to FPL’s billion-dollar bottom line.

Hurricane Wilma, the last ‘cane to hit South Florida, tore through the area in 2005 and killed power to 3.24 million of FPL’s then-4.3 million customers (75 percent of the grid). Many of those customers had to wait up to two weeks for power to return. Since then, the company has spent more than $2 billion supposedly girding itself against the next storm, according to a Sun Sentinel piece published before Irma hit.

But after Irma, which by most reports brought only Category 1-strength winds to South Florida, by some measures the company did even worse. Despite all of those upgrades, an even larger percentage of FPL’s customer base — 4.4 of 4.9 million customers, almost 90 percent — lost electricity this past weekend.

Granted, Wilma and Irma were different storms: Irma was larger and raked South Florida with its powerful dirty side. During Wilma, many Miamians were trapped without power for two weeks or more, and FPL promises it will fix most of Florida’s east coast within a week. But the company also says harder-hit customers on the state’s Gulf Coast could be out of power for 12 days or more. The same would likely have been true in Miami had Irma’s eye wall churned through Dade County instead of Naples.

Even worse, some of FPL’s highly touted storm-ready technology didn’t work after Irma.

Before the hurricane hit, FPL directed residents to regularly check its mobile app and online service map to see if their homes had power — but on Tuesday, FPL was forced to apologize after many residents said they were either unable to access the map or were repeatedly given inaccurate information. (Two New Times reporters were given wrong info this week — one was told her power was back on, only to travel home and find out she was still in the dark.)

“Communication systems across Florida were impacted by Irma, causing issues with our reporting systems,” FPL’s website said Tuesday. “We apologize if you were provided with incorrect status updates. We ask that you please re-report your outage if your power is still out.”

The fiasco, naturally, has angered some Floridians, who are already fairly ornery after being trapped in homes without air conditioning and hot water for multiple days.

“The website gives no indication as to when individuals can expect power to be restored,” McKenna, the reader in West Palm, says. “Their official, blanket statement says ‘end of the upcoming weekend.’ How are things this bad after tropical storm winds and spotty Cat 1 gusts? FPL is not doing right by our community, and no one is doing anything about it.”

On Tuesday, FPL President Eric Silagy asked “folks to be patient” with the company after the storm.

But many Floridians wonder if the large number of residents without power and flubbed website are just the latest signs that the company has spent way too much on lobbying and government affairs and not nearly enough on hurricane-proofing the power grids it maintains in some of the most storm-prone areas of the world.

FPL and its parent company, NextEra Energy, have for years heavily influenced state and local politics through donations, making billions in profits each year ($1.7 billion alone in 2016) thanks to favorable state laws that are sometimes literally written by the power company’s own lobbyists.

FPL’s lobbying wing has fought hard against letting Floridians power their own homes with solar panels. Thanks to power-company rules, it’s impossible across Florida to simply buy a solar panel and power your individual home with it. You are instead legally mandated to connect your panels to your local electric grid.

More egregious, FPL mandates that if the power goes out, your solar-power system must power down along with the rest of the grid, robbing potentially needy people of power during major outages.

“Renewable generator systems connected to the grid without batteries are not a standby power source during an FPL outage,” the company’s solar-connection rules state. “The system must shut down when FPL’s grid shuts down in order to prevent dangerous back feed on FPL’s grid. This is required to protect FPL employees who may be working on the grid.”

Astoundingly, state rules also mandate that solar customers include a switch that cleanly disconnects their panels from FPL’s system while keeping the rest of a home’s power lines connected. But during a disaster like the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, FPL customers aren’t allowed to simply flip that switch and keep their panels going. (But FPL is, however, allowed to disconnect your panels from the grid without warning you. The company can even put a padlock on it.)

The law winds up forcing residents to remain reliant on the state’s private power companies. For now, solar-panel owners can still get something out of the law, in that the “net-metering” provision lets you sell excess power back to the company. The provision also lets power companies charge a $400 or $1,000 application fee for consumers who want to install systems more powerful than 10 kilowatts.

But if power companies had their way, the net-metering law would vanish tomorrow. Both FPL and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have spent millions trying to kill that net-metering law and instead win the right to charge you for installing your own solar-panel system. In 2016, FPL spent more than $8 million on Amendment 1, a ballot initiative that industry insiders admitted was written to trick customers into giving up their rights to solar power. The law’s language would have paved the way for Florida to kill net-metering rules.

This past April, the Energy and Policy Institute caught an FPL lobbyist straight-up drafting anti-solar laws for Fort Myers state Rep. Ray Rodrigues, who also took a $15,000 campaign contribution from FPL this year.

Thanks to power-company influence, one of America’s sunniest states lags far behind the rest of the nation when it comes to solar adoption.

FPL has also resisted some seemingly foolproof solutions to avoid storm outages, such as burying more lines. In a city that names its sports teams for hurricanes, a huge portion of FPL’s power lines still sit above-ground and get blown apart even in tropical storm conditions.

The company’s stubborn stance on burying lines has been on full display in an ongoing fight over 88 miles of new power lines it wants to build connecting to the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead. That battle has dragged on for the better part of this decade, all because FPL has refused to bury lines. In 2014, the energy-friendly Gov. Rick Scott said FPL could move ahead with the project, but local governments sued. This year, FPL and the City of Miami settled their suit, and the company agreed to bury five miles of lines as long as the city dropped the rest of its complaints. The settlement meant a different, larger stretch of lines would remain above-ground for the next 40 years.

Bigger picture, FPL has also resisted solutions that would cut down on its carbon footprint in a state disproportionately affected by sea-level-rise- and climate-change-fueled monster storms.

Instead of funneling money toward those extremely basic fixes, FPL has instead forced the public to pay for massive fossil-fuel and nuclear-energy plant upgrades. The company hiked rates by more than $811 million last year to build a back-up natural-gas power plant and is urging state regulators to hand the company a blank check to build two new nuclear reactors at Turkey Point. Those upgrades don’t really help when power lines are blown to shreds, and both plants will end up spewing carbon pollution into the air. Hurricane Irma marks yet another moment to question whether Florida’s four regulated, private power monopolies make any sense in a world threatened by climate change.

According to a March 2016 news release announcing a rate hike, FPL has apparently been studying the damage major storms such as Wilma and Hurricane Sandy caused to various electric grids:

FPL’s updated storm hardening plan, also filed with the [Public Service Commission] today, outlines the company’s 2016-2018 grid-strengthening initiatives, which build on the successes of improvements made since the program began in 2006 and incorporate lessons learned from major storms, such as 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. By strengthening power lines and related infrastructure, hardening initiatives are designed to reduce outages and enable FPL to restore power for customers and help local communities recover more quickly when severe weather strikes.

But residents are now still asking why, if FPL had a decade to prepare for Irma, most of Miami’s power grid went dead so quickly in Cat 1 conditions after 12 years of so-called resiliency efforts.

This past Tuesday, a New Times reporter toured the Little River Mobile Home Park on NW 79th Street in Miami. Peter Jean, a jovial resident who grew up in Haiti, pointed at a busted-up jumble of power lines and said that in the early hours of Sunday morning, the lines snapped and sparked a small fire in the trailer park.

“Some of us tried to call FPL,” Jean said. “Nobody came. Even now, no one has come.”

Shapeshifters: Werewolves, Tricksters, Monsters, and More

http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2650

While the traditional image of the werewolf is, without a doubt, the first thing that springs to mind when a discussion of shapeshifters takes place, the truth of the matter is that there is a veritable menagerie of such infernal things in our midst. Were-cats, were-tigers, were-hyenas, and were-coyotes are also near the top of the monstrous list. Then, there are the ancient beliefs that those who died violent deaths—or those who were, themselves, murderers—were often destined to return to our plane of existence in the forms of hideous beasts, including wild and savage ape-like animals, fearsome black dogs with glowing and blazing red eyes, and mermaid-like things. There are also beings from other worlds: aliens, extraterrestrials, and Men in Black.

Even the legendary monsters of Loch Ness, Scotland, are believed—in certain monster-hunting quarters—to be paranormal beasts that have the ability to alter their appearances at will. As are legendary vampires, who, the old legends suggest, can transform into the likes of bats and wolves.

Collectively, all of these “things” amount to an absolute army of otherworldly creatures, and half-human monsters that have plagued and tormented us since the dawning of civilization. And, they show zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. The things you thought were only fit for campfire tales, late-night stories intended to thrill little children, and entertaining monster-movies, are, in actuality, creatures of the real world. Of our world. Shapeshifters are everywhere: they lurk in the shadows, in the deep woods and expansive forests, in dark and dank caves, and in the murky waters of our lakes and rivers. Maybe even, after sunset, in the recesses of your very own backyard, patiently waiting to pounce. And many of them like nothing better than to terrorize and torment us, the human race. Let’s take a look at a few examples.

Werewolves

The latter part of the 1800s saw the surfacing of a tale of shapeshifting out of Germany—a country that has a long and checkered history of encounters with werewolves. It’s specifically to the town of Ludwigslust we have to turn our attentions, a town with origins that date back to 1724. One particular creature that became almost legendary in 1879 was a large, wild wolf that seemingly was completely unaffected by bullets. The brazen beast would even creep up on hunters and steal their bounty—their dinner, in other words. It’s no surprise that word soon got around that maybe the wolf was more than just a nimble animal that had been lucky enough to avoid getting shot. Some thought it was supernatural in nature. Others, in quiet tones, suggested Ludwigslust had its very own werewolf. They were right. Witnesses claimed to see a wizened old witch transform into the deadly beast—and back again.

In April 2016, a very strange story surfaced out of the north of England. And to the extent that not just the local media, but the national media, too, were busy chasing down the strange and sinister story of what has become known as the “Werewolf of Hull,” reportedly an eight-foot-tall, hair-covered monster. The case was, however, notable for the fact that several of the witnesses claimed the beast shape-shifted from a terrible, foul monster into the form of a black-cloaked old witch.

Most of the reports surfaced in and around the vicinity of what is called the Beverley and Barmston Drain, a land drainage operation, the origins of which date back to the latter part of the 1800s. A tunnel that carries the drain can be found below an old bridge on Beverley Beck, a canal in East Riding, Yorkshire, England—a location where a number of the encounters with the hair-covered thing have taken place.

So, what might the creature have been? The UK’s media picked up—and picked up quickly and widely—on a local legend of an abominable beast known as “Old Stinker.” It’s a terrifying half-human/half-animal thing that has a long history in the area, a history that dates back centuries. So the story goes, the name came from the legend that the creature allegedly suffered from severely bad breath! And its physical appearance was said to have been no better either: it was covered in hair, and had piercing and glowing red eyes. On top of that, it regularly devoured the corpses of the recently deceased.

Were-cats

Jennifer’s encounter occurred in her small Oregon hometown in the fall of 2011. Late one night, Jennifer saw what she assumed was a large black dog walking towards her, on the sidewalk. As the creature got closer, Jennifer was horrified to see it was actually a significantly-sized cat. As in the size of a jaguar. Jennifer was about to make a run for cover—but to where, at that time of night, she admitted she had no idea—when the cat suddenly stood upright, changed its appearance and ran across the road, at a phenomenal speed, and vanished into an alley on the other side of the road. Notably, Jennifer said that the cat did not lose its black color as it changed into human form, nor did it lose its cat-like head. It was, according to Jennifer, something that appeared half-human and half-cat. A definitive were-cat.

Elementals

Of the many and varied kinds of “elementals” that were said to possess the awesome powers of shapeshifting, certainly one of the most mysterious, and strangest of all, was the Dryad. It was a definitive entity of magical proportions that took shapeshifting to a truly unique level. The Dryad was a supernatural entity that features heavily in ancient Greek mythology, and which was exclusively associated with forests, woods, and trees. There was a very good reason for that: the Dryad had the uncanny and eerie ability to transform itself into a tree!

Coyotes

Perceived almost unanimously by Native Americans as a trickster-like animal, the coyote is said to have the ability to control the weather, specifically rain and storms. And, like so many other trickster entities—such as fairies and goblins—the coyote can be friendly, playful, and helpful. But, and also like all tricksters, the coyote has a dark side: it can be manipulative, deceitful, and even deadly, and as the mood takes it. As for what Native American lore says of the shapeshifting abilities of the coyote, we are told that the animal can take on human form, usually in the guise of a man with a large mustache. Coyotes are said to be able to transform into the forms of birds, fish, and cats. Also according to Native American mythology, witches and those familiar with magical rituals can transform themselves into coyotes. Thus, a coyote seen running wildly late at night may well be a shapeshifting witch or wizard, embarking on some dark and disturbing mission.

The Kitsune

Japan has its very own shapeshifter: the Kitsune. It is a word that means “fox.” Japanese lore has long maintained that each and every fox that lives—and that has ever lived—has the ability to take on the appearance of a human, whether that of a man or of a woman. And, like many of the shapeshifters that we have focused on so far, the Kitsune alternates from being a malevolent creature to a placid and helpful entity. Mostly, however, it acts as a classic Trickster – manipulating people, and playing endless mind-games.

And that’s just the start of things: the Men in Black who terrorize UFO witnesses have been seen to morph into the forms of blazing-eyed, black dogs. The legendary Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia has been described variously as a winged humanoid, as giant bat-like animal, and as a huge bird. Clearly, the beast is able to take on multiple guises. Bigfoot witnesses tell of the creatures changing into bright balls of light. The legendary creatures of Loch Ness are said to have the ability to take on the forms of beautiful women and large black horses.

If you think that shapeshifters are merely the things of folklore, mythology and legend, it’s time to think again. Shapeshifters are here, there, and everywhere—and in multiple, monstrous forms, too…

Civil Information War and Irma Update with James Webb Show Notes 90170913

Civil Information War and Irma Update with James Webb

 

At least 8 dead after Florida nursing home left with no A/C from Irma.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/health/florida-nursing-home-deaths/index.html

(CNN)At least eight nursing home residents have died in Hollywood, Florida, according to city officials.

The deaths may be due to the loss of the home’s air-conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck Sunday, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. The causes of death are still being investigated, Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez said.

“We are conducting a criminal investigation (and) not ruling anything out at this time,” Sanchez said at a press conference Wednesday.

A statement from the nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, confirmed that it had a “prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility’s air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane.”

Temperatures reached into the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday in Hollywood.

“I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

Scott’s statement said Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families have launched investigations.

“If they find that this facility was not meeting the state’s high standards of care, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” Scott’s statement said.

The facility reported yesterday that its fans and spot coolers were in working order, and that it had power, according to the statement.

“Parts of the facility itself were energized” by Florida Power and Light, according to the company’s communications director, Rob Gould. “Can’t give you anything more specific than that at this point.”

Hospital administrators were told to dial 911 if they believed anyone was at risk, the governor’s statement said.

“The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is responsible for the safety of their patients,” the statement said.

“We’re certainly all very disappointed that something like this could’ve taken place,” Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy told CNN. “Unfortunately, emergency services were called obviously too late.”

The nursing home has had a list of safety violations and citations, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016. In both instances, the nursing home corrected these deficiencies.

Patients evacuated to hospitals

Three died at the nursing home, and the rest died after being evacuated to Memorial Healthcare System facilities, city officials said. Memorial Regional Hospital is yards away from the nursing home.

Firefighters evacuated 115 people from the nursing home. Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Story said there were “a number of critical patients.”

“Most of the patients have been treated for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues,” Dr. Randy Katz, the medical director of Memorial Regional’s emergency department, said at a press conference.

Another 18 patients in an adjacent behavioral health facility are also being evacuated, Story said. As a precautionary measure, police are checking the other 42 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the city of Hollywood, Sanchez said.

The hospital has set up a hotline, 954-265-1074, so that families of nursing home residents can check on their loved ones.

“The loss of these individuals is a profound tragedy,” said a statement by the Florida Health Care Association, which represents 81% of Florida’s nursing centers. They do not, however, represent the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

“Approximately 150 facilities out of the nearly 700 (nursing) facilities in the state do not currently have full power services restored,” the statement said. The association added that it is working with state officials to identify homes without power so that utility companies could prioritize those in greatest need.

Police also started evacuating 79 residents of another nursing home in North Miami Beach on Wednesday, citing similar safety concerns about lack of air conditioning. Police used city trolleys as one way to transport residents of the Krystal Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to a new facility, according to public information officer Brian Andrews.

There are 683 nursing homes in Florida with over 84,000 beds, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which licenses and regulates these facilities. In addition, there are more than 3,100 assisted living facilities with over 99,000 beds.

Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/susan-rice-house-investigators-unmasked-trump-officials/index.html?adkey=bn

lol

Breaking: CNN Reports! The Trump Organization removed a reference to Donald Trump’s birther crusade from his corporate biography cnn.it/2xjAspN

Meanwhile over 3000 emails were deleted by Hillary Clinton and that has been determined to be ‘not news’.

Ted Cruz hit the ‘like’ button 1 time & it’s a scandal.

Hillary Clinton hits the DELETE button 33,000 times & it’s crickets.

Trump Report:

MillStone Report: Seattle Mayor is toast now, we already

OODA Loop

Median Age 37.8

Kind of good. Because the elders can control the stupidity of the youth today.

MainStreamMania media. Verrit is a new user to twitter and they supposed are a news group. Well the Onion did a piece on them, everyone knows the Onion is a news Satire group. They did a 5 things you need to know about verrit. Well Verrit or the owner Peter Daou is threatening to sue the Onion. For it. The Laughter ensues.

Nanoparticles from tattoos circulate inside the body, study finds

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-09-nanoparticles-tattoos-circulate-body.html

Translocation of tattoo particles from skin to lymph nodes. Upon injection of tattoo inks, particles can be either passively transported via blood and lymph fluids or phagocytized by immune cells and subsequently deposited in regional lymph nodes. After healing, particles are present in the dermis and in the sinusoids of the draining lymph nodes. Credit: Christian Seim

The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach the lymph nodes, according to a study published in Scientific Reports on 12 September by scientists from Germany and the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble (France). It is the first time researchers have found analytical evidence of the transport of organic and inorganic pigments and toxic element impurities as well as in depth characterization of the pigments ex vivo in tattooed tissues. Two ESRF beamlines were crucial in this breakthrough.

“When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlour where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously. No one checks the chemical composition of the colours, but our study shows that maybe they should,” explains Hiram Castillo, one of the authors of the study and scientist at the ESRF.

The reality is that little is known about the potential impurities in the colour mixture applied to the skin. Most tattoo inks contain organic pigments, but also include preservatives and contaminants like nickel, chromium, manganese or cobalt. Besides carbon black, the second most common ingredient used in tattoo inks is titanium dioxide (TiO2), a white pigment usually applied to create certain shades when mixed with colorants. TiO2 is also commonly used in food additives, sunscreens and paints. Delayed healing, along with skin elevation and itching, are often associated with white tattoos, and by consequence with the use of TiO2.

μ-XRF mapping identifies and locates tattoo particle elements in skin and lymph node tissue sections. Sections of skin and lymph node tissue from donor 4 were analyzed by means of synchrotron μ-XRF. a) Visible light microscopy (VLM) images of the area mapped by μ-XRF. Tattoo pigments are indicated by a red arrow. b) DAPI staining of adjacent sections showing the cell nuclei. c) μ-XRF maps of P, Ti, Cl and/or Br. For the lymph node, areas of similar size are marked in a) and b). d) Average μ-XRF spectra over the full area displayed in c) * = diffraction peak from sample support; ** = scatter peak of the incoming beam. e) Ti K-edge μ-XANES spectra of skin and lymph node compared to transmission XANES spectra of reference material of rutile, anatase and an 80/20 rutile/anatase mixture calculation. Credit: ESRF/Ines Schreiver

The hazards that potentially derive from tattoos were previously known only by chemical analysis of the inks and their degradation products in vitro. “We already knew that pigments from tattoos would travel to the lymph nodes because of visual evidence. The lymph nodes become tinted with the colour of the tattoo. It is the response of the body to clean the site of entrance of the tattoo. What we didn’t know is that they do it in a nano form, which implies that they may not have the same behaviour as the particles at a micro level. And that is the problem—we don’t know how nanoparticles react,” says Bernhard Hesse, one of the two first authors of the study and ESRF visiting scientist.

X-ray fluorescence measurements on ID21 allowed the team to locate titanium dioxide at the micro and nano range in the skin and the lymphatic environment. They found a broad range of particles up to several micrometres in size in human skin, but only smaller (nano) particles were transported to the lymph nodes. This may lead to the chronic enlargement of the lymph node and lifelong exposure. Scientists also used the technique of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to assess biomolecular changes in the tissues in the proximity of the tattoo particles.

The scientists report strong evidence for both migration and long-term deposition of toxic elements and tattoo pigments, as well as for conformational alterations of biomolecules that are sometimes linked to cutaneous inflammation and other adversities upon tattooing. The next step for the team is to inspect more subjects with adverse effects from tattoos in order to find links with chemical and structural properties of the pigments used to create their tattoos.

Looters’ paradise? Lawlessness reportedly rampant in Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/12/looters-paradise-lawlessness-reportedly-rampant-in-caribbean-islands-devastated-by-hurricane-irma.html

Business owners on one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma say the government needs to send in the Marines — literally — and increase patrols to combat the thieves and looters running rampant at Sint Maarten’s shopping destination.

Elsewhere on the island, men armed with guns and machetes are terrorizing residents and tourists alike, while some wait on piers to steal the bounty of boats and ships carrying aid to the devastated community.

We can’t sleep in peace because of the thieves,” Yovanny Roque, 48, said.

Residents of the small island – divided in the 17th century into the French territory of Saint-Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten – say they have to hide inside their homes and in makeshift shelters as night falls, fearful of robbers roaming the streets.

On Frontstreet, a shopping destination for the thousands of tourists who arrive via cruise ships each year, looters broke into a customs office and stole arms, according to reports.

Anthea Turner, a tourism and cruise expert who has worked with business owners on St. Martin for more than 19 years, told Fox News on Tuesday that looters were going storefront to storefront stealing all they could.

The Caribbean tourist destination has been working its way out of the wreckage heaped on it last week by Irma, churning as a full Category 5 storm when it blasted the island. Cars lie tossed upside down, large boats lean sideways on dry land and debris from businesses and homes fill the streets.

Some say the destruction is on a “biblical scale.”

Reports of rampant looting broke just hours after the devastating storm.

Massimiliano Napoliello, the manager at a bar at Sonesta Maho Resort, wrote on Facebook over the weekend: “The situation in SXM is a HELL!!!”

They are completely isolated and there are CRIMINALS carrying GUNS AND KNIVES SHOOTING and looting all over! NOTHING IS WORKING, THERE ARE NO RULES, THERE IS NO LAW AND NO PROTECTION RIGHT NOW

More than 1,200 American citizens have been evacuated from the island. The United States does not have a consulate on St. Martin, making it difficult to gather information about Americans still on the island.

In response to growing unrest, French and Dutch police have sent extra officers and military personnel to St. Martin to help contain looking. About 1,500 French troops, police and emergency workers are already on the ground and 500 others are expected to arrive in the coming days, French authorities said.

Turner said things have gotten slightly better since the days directly following the storm, however, looters still have more control of the streets than the police.

Shocking Video Shows Cop Shooting Another Cop 9 Times As He Mistakes Him For A Suspect

http://www.nmws.us/shocking-video-shows-cop-shooting-another-cop-9-times-as-he-mistakes-him-for-a-suspect/.WbjwRy595no.twitter

The moment an Albuquerque lieutenant realized he mistook an undercover cop for a suspect in a drug bust and shot him nine times, he shrieked, “I didn’t know it was you … I thought you were a bad guy,” startling new video shows.

Lt. Greg Brachle got out of a pick-up truck, approached a black car with tinted windows and, when the person he thought was a suspect opened one of the rear doors, he repeatedly fired off his gun, the shocking lapel cam footage released by the City of Albuquerque shows.

The man turned out to be undercover detective Jacob Grant, 38, who wasn’t wearing body armor at the time of the January 2015 nearly fatal mix-up—he lost 80% of the blood in his body and suffered injuries to all of his major organs.

I’m sorry!” Brachle frantically screams, before he yells out a string of expletives: “Oh s–t that was Jacob!” Holy s–t it’s Jacob! F— me!”

Are you okay?” Brachle asked the wounded cop, to which he responds: “No.”

Brachle retired after the Police Oversight Agency recommended that he be fired.

The video was released the day after the city of Albuquerque, N.M., shelled out $6.5 million to Grant in a settlement.

Grant has undergone multiple surgeries and has been in and out of the hospital since the incident, according to local network KOAT.

The city also agreed to pick up his medical expenses for the rest of his life and he’ll be given medical retirement.

My family and I wish to express our profound gratitude to the community, my fellow APD officers, Chief (Gordon) Eden and my medical staff,” Grant said.

Grant’s family received numerous donations, which will now be set aside for other injured officers and charities, KOAT reported.

The Police Oversight Agency said Brachle made several clumsy mistakes that resulted in the nearly lethal shooting.

The moment an Albuquerque lieutenant realized he mistook an undercover cop for a suspect in a drug bust and shot him nine times, he shrieked, “I didn’t know it was you … I thought you were a bad guy,” startling new video shows.

Lt. Greg Brachle got out of a pick-up truck, approached a black car with tinted windows and, when the person he thought was a suspect opened one of the rear doors, he repeatedly fired off his gun, the shocking lapel cam footage released by the City of Albuquerque shows.

The man turned out to be undercover detective Jacob Grant, 38, who wasn’t wearing body armor at the time of the January 2015 nearly fatal mix-up—he lost 80% of the blood in his body and suffered injuries to all of his major organs.

I’m sorry!” Brachle frantically screams, before he yells out a string of expletives: “Oh s–t that was Jacob!” Holy s–t it’s Jacob! F— me!”

Are you okay?” Brachle asked the wounded cop, to which he responds: “No.”

Brachle retired after the Police Oversight Agency recommended that he be fired.

The video was released the day after the city of Albuquerque, N.M., shelled out $6.5 million to Grant in a settlement.

Grant has undergone multiple surgeries and has been in and out of the hospital since the incident, according to local network KOAT.

The city also agreed to pick up his medical expenses for the rest of his life and he’ll be given medical retirement.

My family and I wish to express our profound gratitude to the community, my fellow APD officers, Chief (Gordon) Eden and my medical staff,” Grant said.

Grant’s family received numerous donations, which will now be set aside for other injured officers and charities, KOAT reported.

The Police Oversight Agency said Brachle made several clumsy mistakes that resulted in the nearly lethal shooting.

Brachle had not attended a briefing for the drug bust, but responded to it anyway when he heard it was happening, according to KOAT.

Brachle, who had responded to hundreds of drug busts, should have also been tipped off to who Grant was based on where he was sitting — in the back seat, behind the driver — the agency said.

It is standard operating procedure that a cop drives a bust car as his partner sits behind him for safety.

It should have been evident to Brachle where Grant was in that car,” Edward Harness, executive director of the Police Oversight Agency, told KOAT.

Brachle was involved in another shooting in 1998, when he shot a man who was leaving his house with his arms in the air after Brachle responded to reports of a dispute — the man survived and filed suit.

https://scienmag.com/microscope-invented-at-marine-biological-laboratory-illuminates-chromosomal-dark-matter-2/

Microscope Invented At Marine Biological Laboratory Illuminates Chromosomal ‘Dark Matter’

WOODS HOLE, MASS.– Using a microscope invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), a collaborative team of biologists, instrument developers, and computational scientists has for the first time measured the density of a relatively inscrutable, highly condensed form of chromosomal material that appears in the cells of human beings and other eukaryotes. MBL scientists Michael Shribak (the microscope’s inventor) and Tomomi Tani, together with Kazuhiro Maeshima of the National Institute of Genetics, Japan, recently reported their findings in Molecular Biology of the Cell.

The scientists measured the density of heterochromatin, a tightly packed form of chromatin that appears as dark, scattered regions in the cell nucleus. Until recently, this chromosomal “dark matter” was thought to contain either noncoding DNA or silenced genes; however, new research suggests that heterochromatin DNA is not, in fact, fully inactive. To investigate this possibility, the physical properties of heterochromatin need to be described in live cells, which has been a significant challenge using traditional microscopy. The team was able to measure the density of heterochromatin in its natural state using a novel type of microscopy, orientation-independent differential interference contrast (OI-DIC), which Shribak first developed in collaboration with MBL Distinguished Scientist Shinya Inoué in the mid-2000s and has continued to improve.

This study, Shribak said, is “the first important application of OI-DIC,” a technology that “is ideal for studying structure and motion in unstained, living cells and isolated organelles, because they can be followed for long periods of time non-invasively.”

“This research exemplifies the kind of successful and productive interaction between biologists, microscope developers, and data scientists that is a central feature of MBL science, and is a major area of growth at the MBL,” said David Mark Welch, director of the Marine Biological Laboratory Division of Research.

Widely used by biologists since the 1970s, conventional DIC microscopy uses beam-shearing interference to generate contrast-based images of live, unmodified cells and tissues. In the early 1980s at MBL, Shinya Inoué and Robert and Nina Allen of Dartmouth College independently invented video-enhanced DIC, which drastically improved the technique and its resolution. However, DIC suffered still from the drawback that the scientist had to rotate the biological sample several times to get a complete image, because cellular structures along the beam-shearing plane are invisible. In 2002, Shribak proposed orientation-independent DIC (U.S. patents 7233434 and 7564618), which solved the problem. The OI-DIC microscope rapidly takes images in different beam-shear directions, then processes a final image. It has the added advantage over conventional DIC of allowing quantitative measurement of the sample.

Last summer, Thomas Rhines, a University of Chicago student studying with Shribak as a Jeff Metcalf Undergradate Scholar, developed a method to measure the resolution of optical microscopes, focusing particularly on the OI-DIC. “This microscope provides the best possible resolution and contrast [of DIC microscopes],” Shribak said (about 250 nm at highest resolution). Rhines and Shribak will continue to collaborate to develop the best algorithm for data analysis of resolution. Shribak is also collaborating with MBL Fellow Patrick La Rivière of the University of Chicago to develop a 3D orientation-independent DIC system.

Based on screenshots of his chat, it appears as if Jason Kessler, the organizer of the Alt Right rally in Charlottesville knew that white supremacists who attended were going to drive a car into protesters and kill people.

Alt-Right Leader Jason Kessler Watched While Car Attacks Were Planned on His Server

https://altrightexposedblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/alt-right-leader-jason-kessler-watched-while-car-attacks-were-planned-on-his-server/

Alt-Right Leader Jason Kessler Watched While Car Attacks Were Planned on His Server

Kessler’s recruits openly discussed using cars as weapons to “exterminate” protesters.

Jason Kessler, former Occupy Wall Street coordinator and confirmed leftist provocateur, ran a Discord server where white supremacists discussed armed attacks and running protesters over with vehicles.

Here is a screenshot from the Discord server that James Kessler (MadDimension) ran. In the upper right corner, you can see that he is logged in and is moderating the chat, while they plan.

One member, “AltCelt(IL)” posted a picture of a large bus, running over people in a crowd. He then stated:

This will be us.”

In the next shot, another member, “Tyrone” said:

I know NC law is on the books that driving over protesters blocking roadways isn’t an offense. This is crossover for this channel and VA law.”

Sure would be nice.” He then posted a picture of a large harvester tractor, which he called a “John Deere Protester Digester”.

It is quite clear that Jason Kessler (MadDimension) stood by and said nothing when an act of terrorism was been discussed on his server. Here he is actively jumping in and moderating two of his recruits that were fighting in the chat room:

Organizations that were instructed to attend the chats and to take orders from Jason Kessler and “Eli Mosely” were Identity Europa, Traditionalist Worker Party, & Vanguard America.

Alleged terrorist James Fields Jr. held rank in the white supremacist group Vanguard America, and was photographed wearing their uniform, carrying their shield, and participating in the rally with them, shortly before the he allegedly used his car in a terrorist attack which claimed one dead and nineteen seriously injured.

It is unknown if Fields was logged into the chat room when the car attacks were discussed, but “Vanguard America”, Field’s group, was logged into Kessler’s server while he coordinated with them.

An Ohio white supremacist named “Gustavschwer-OH”, from Ohio, was logged in and confirmed that he would attend Kessler’s rally, while Kessler was logged in.

Another member, “Kurt14Lipper” called for the “extinction” of the protesters.

Here is what we know:

Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer encouraged white supremacists from all over the country to cross state lines with weapons in order to intimidate the residents of Charlottesville.

Jason Kessler moderated a chat room on the Discord server that he set up for the event. He watched while his white supremacist recruits openly discussed using vehicles as weapons in order to “exterminate” protesters. He did nothing, but he did jump in when some members got into a little scuffle over something minor.

How these people are allowed to laugh and joke about their actions on Twitter, while asking their followers for donations because they feel that their “civil rights” were violated by the police is beyond belief.

Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, Christopher Cantwell, Eli Mosley and all of those who recruited for, planned and organized this event need to be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

What is Jason Kessler’s response to all of this? Is he now showing any responsibility for his actions, or showing the least bit of remorse? I will let him answer in his own words…..

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Breaking:

Trump Report: An 11-bedroom mansion owned by President Donald Trump on the Caribbean island of St. Martin is reported to have been torn apart by Hurricane Irma, while the luxury home of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands was also destroyed.

The extent of the damage to Trump’s property is not yet fully known, but French officials said that the four most solid buildings on the island had “suffered serious damage,” making it unlikely Trump’s house had been spared.

A spokesperson for the Trump organization said precautions had been taken ahead of the storm without providing details of damage, according to media reports.

President Donald Trump has been trying to sell the property, a waterfront estate with a pool and fitness center, and lowered the listing price to $16.9 million from $28 million in August, according to the Washington Post.

In another blow to Trump, his seaside Mar-a-Lago resort was ordered to evacuate Friday morning, along with the barrier islands and low-lying areas of Palm Beach County, the Sun Sentinel newspaper confirmed. Trump has owned the private golf club since 1985. The president has vacationed and conducted business there numerous times early in his presidency, including hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other foreign leaders, sometimes raising controversy over security

MillStone Report:

During the Miss America pageant Sunday night, Miss Texas Margana Wood was asked about President Trump’s response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville:

I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack. And I think that President Donald Trump should’ve made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and in making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now. Tool! So is the judge that asked the question.

Irma’s flooding rainfall, tornado threat to expand from Florida to Georgia, Tennessee

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/irmas-flooding-rainfall-tornado-threat-to-eye-alabama-to-south-carolina-tennessee/70002684

After blasting the Florida Peninsula over the weekend, Irma will track inland across the southeastern U.S., threatening flooding, damaging winds and severe weather over a large area into Tuesday.

Irma will put many lives at risk well inland from the coast. Residents in northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina should anticipate severe impacts from Irma.

Irma will travel inland across Georgia and Alabama into Tuesday, continuing to weaken in the process.

Occasional wind gusts between 40 and 60 mph will be felt across eastern Tennessee, northern Alabama and Georgia, including the cities of Atlanta; Knoxville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Augusta, South Carolina, into Monday evening.

The tropical-storm-force winds should expand outward, especially on the east side, to over 300 miles on Monday,” AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Wind of this magnitude can down trees and power lines and cause damage to weak structures.

People could face power outages, some of which may be lengthy. Now is the time to make sure flashlights are in working order and stock up on extra batteries.

Downed trees can also lead to road hazards for motorists. Alternative routes may need to be taken for those who must travel.

Irma’s winds will cause water to pile up along the northern Florida, Georgia and Carolina coasts through Monday, inundating coastal communities with several feet of water, including Jacksonville, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Irma will dissipate to a tropical depression and eventually a tropical rainstorm over Alabama and Tennessee.

While widespread damaging winds will become less of a concern farther inland, the threat for flooding will mount as Irma’s rain expands.

Irma will bring a heavy swath of rain that will trigger urban and river flooding across the Southeast and into the Tennessee Valley through the middle of the week.

A widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain can fall, with locally higher amounts in the southern Appalachians.

Heavy rain will bring an increased risk for flash flooding and mudslides across the southern Appalachians as Irma’s moisture surges into the mountains.

Small streams and rivers could overflow out of their banks and flood neighboring land and homes. Motorists will need to watch out for road washouts.

What is left of Irma is expected to slow down and perhaps stall for a time in Tennessee and Kentucky,” Kottlowski said.

This amount of rain will loosen the soil and will make it easier for wind gusts to topple trees in some areas.

In addition to heavy rain, some areas will have to worry about quick tornado spin-ups within Irma’s outer rain bands to the northeast of the storm’s center.

These short-lived tornadoes will continue to develop across parts of South Carolina and Georgia on Monday,” Kottlowski said.

These type of tornadoes are especially dangerous due to their quick formation and dissipation. Residents will need to quickly take shelter should one form in the area. Heed all severe storm and tornado-related warnings.

During the second half of the week, Irma’s rain will spread northeastward into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic.

Trump admin considering demanding Israel give back key US military aid

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/08/trump-admin-considering-demanding-israel-give-back-key-us-military-aid.html

The Trump administration is considering forcing Israel to hand back some $75 million in U.S. aid dollars that were awarded by Congress following a hotly contested effort by the Obama administration to financially limit the U.S.-Israel military alliance, according to senior Congressional sources and others familiar with the situation.

Congress allocated Israel an additional $75 million in U.S. aid last year, bringing the total package to around $38 billion, despite attempts by the Obama administration to restrict Israeli efforts to lobby Congress in favor of greater funding for several key military projects.

Lawmakers had objected to the Obama administration’s last minute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel, which capped U.S. aid dollars to the Jewish state and included a provision barring Israel from requesting greater financial assistance from the U.S. Congress.

Now, the Trump administration is considering forcing Israel to hand back the extra $75 million in order to stay in line with the Obama administration’s original MOU, according to multiple sources, who told the Free Beacon that Congress is preparing for a fight with the current administration if it chooses to move forward with the plan.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to be spearheading the effort to request Israel give back the additional funding, arguing that Israel must stick to the letter of the former Obama administration’s MOU, despite objections by Congress, sources told the Free Beacon.

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FACT SHEET: Memorandum of Understanding Reached with Israel

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/14/fact-sheet-memorandum-understanding-reached-israel

Under President Obama’s leadership, the multifaceted cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached unprecedented levels. This is particularly true with regard to the security of Israel. The new 10-year security assistance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Israel is the most recent reflection of President Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.

Under the new MOU with Israel, the Obama Administration has made the largest single pledge of military assistance in U.S. history:

The total value of the new MOU, which covers FY2019- FY2028, is $38 billion ($3.8 billion per year). It will succeed the current $30 billion MOU signed in 2007, which will expire at the end of FY2018.

This amount represents a significant increase over the current MOU by every measure, and will enable Israel to acquire additional advanced military capabilities from the United States.

It includes $33 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funds and an unprecedented $5 billion commitment in missile defense assistance. This funding will be disbursed in equal increments of $3.3 billion in FMF and $500 million in missile defense funding each year for the duration of the understanding.

In practical terms, the level of funding specified in the MOU will permit Israel to update the lion’s share of its fighter aircraft fleet – including through the acquisition of additional F-35s – increase its missile defense, and acquire other defense capabilities needed to meet its threat environment.

The multi-year missile defense commitment in the MOU will greatly facilitate long-term planning rather than missile defense assistance levels continuing to be appropriated year-to-year.

The $500 million in annual missile defense funding under the MOU exceeds the average level of non-emergency support the United States has provided to Israel for missile defense over the last five years.

Moreover, our decision with Israel to discontinue two anomalies in the defense relationship that no longer serve our mutual interests – Off Shore Procurement (the arrangement under the current MOU through which Israel has been uniquely permitted to spend 26.3 percent of its annual FMF package within Israel on non-U.S. products) and Israel’s use of FMF funds to purchase fuel – means that Israel will spend more funding, as much as $1.2 billion per year, on the advanced military capabilities that only the United States can provide. The acquisition of additional U.S.-produced capabilities and technology provide the best means to ensure Israel preserves its Qualitative Military Edge (QME).

Under President Obama to date, Israel has received a record amount of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funds:

Israel remains the leading recipient worldwide of U.S. FMF. Since President Obama took office, the United States has provided Israel over $23.5 billion in FMF assistance (from 2009-2016).

In FY2016, the United States provided Israel $3.1 billion in FMF assistance to support Israel’s ability to defend against threats. This is in line with assistance provided in FY2014 and FY2015 and represented approximately 51.4% of the U.S. global FMF account in FY2016.

For FY2017, which marks the ninth year of the current 10-year, $30 billion MOU between the United States and Israel, the Administration has requested $3.1 billion in FMF for Israel.

This amounts to $8.5 million in FMF funding alone provided to Israel each day, helping it bolster its security and maintain its QME.

President Obama has also provided Israel with unprecedented levels of missile defense funding:

In addition to FMF funding, under President Obama’s leadership, the United States has provided over $3 billion in missile defense funding for programs and systems for Israel.

Since 2011, the United States has provided Israel with over $1.3 billion for the Iron Dome system alone. Iron Dome batteries and interceptors have saved an untold number of Israeli lives, particularly during the conflict with Hamas in 2014.

During that conflict, when Israeli civilians were subjected to rocket fire, the President worked with Congress to successfully provide $225 million in short-fuse funding for the Iron Dome system above the $504 million that had already been provided to Israel in FY2014 for missile defense support.

In addition to Iron Dome, the United States has invested significantly in the co-development of longer range defense systems such as David’s Sling and Arrow-3.

In FY2016 Israel received $487 million in missile defense support, including for David’s Sling. Arrow-3, and Iron Dome.

After successful joint tests of David’s Sling and Arrow-3 last year, FY16 is the first year in which missile defense funding for Israel also included funding for coproduction of these systems– further deepening our missile defense cooperation with Israel.

With over $26 billion in total assistance during President Obama’s tenure in office, Israel has been able to acquire new advanced capabilities to bolster its security:

The United States provides Israel with unparalleled access to some of the most advanced military equipment in the world, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Using FMF, Israel is scheduled to receive 33 F-35 aircraft, the first two of which will be delivered to Israel in December 2016.

Israel will be the first foreign partner to take delivery of this fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

The United States has also provided Israel with several C-130 heavy-lift cargo planes; four SAAR 6 Corvettes; ten additional F-15 aircraft; Merkava tanks and Namer Armored Personnel Carriers; Hellfire missiles; the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and other Precision Guided Munitions.

In terms of missile defense, the United States has paid for the majority of the production costs for the Iron Dome system since 2011, the centerpiece of Israel’s missile defense architecture.

In addition to FMF and missile defense funds, the United States under President Obama has provided other forms of valuable support to Israel:

Signed by President Obama in December 2014, the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act authorizes $3 million to be spent on research pilot programs between Israeli government agencies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Department of Defense’s chemical-biological defense response units work with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to provide equipment and training.

The Department of Defense has sold or provided free of charge millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. excess defense articles to the IDF, supporting their need for spare parts, weapons, and simulators to maintain their current fleets.

Since FY14, the United States has allocated more than $47 million on research and development task plans for tunnel detection and mapping technologies.

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: CIA supplies ISIS & al-Qaeda Terrorists in Iraq and Syria [UPDATE]

https://gosint.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/dilyana-gaytandzhieva-cia-supplies-isis-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-iraq-and-syria-update/amp/

An investigative journalist has been interrogated by government national security forces and fired from her job for documenting and exposing covert CIA-NATO operations directly arming ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists.

The covert operation involves NATO, CIA, U.S.-based arms traffickers, and shady U.S. organizations ran by well-known Deep State players.

Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva authored a bombshell report for Trud Newspaper.

The reporter — based in Sofia, Bulgaria — discovered that an Azerbaijan state airline company was regularly transporting tons of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey under diplomatic cover as part of the CIA covert program to supply anti-Assad fighters in Syria.

Those weapons ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Her scoop did not go unnoticed. Dilyana has been interrogated by the National Security authorities and fired — without any explanation — from her job.

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: No one explained the reasons I was fired for

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian journalist who have been investigating the issue of weapons supplies from European states to terrorists in the Middle East.

After receiving secret documents from own sources Dilyana was interrogated by the Bulgarian National Security Agency and shortly after that fired from her post in Trud Daily newspaper.

Her case became the latest in a series where authorities are trying to put a journalist to silence so that truth won’t reach the public hereby violating principles of freedom of speech.

Trump appoints Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne as regional HUD administrator

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/08/trump-taps-irving-mayor-beth-van-duyne-regional-hud-administrator/

May 2017

As Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne’s second mayoral term ends, the Republican known for speaking out against illegal immigration and Sharia begins overseeing housing and urban development for five states.

DALLAS — Beth Van Duyne is leaving the Irving mayor’s office to become a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regional administrator overseeing Texas and its four surrounding states.

Van Duyne, whose new post became official Monday, had been in talks since November with President Donald Trump’s administration and other Republicans about a federal government role. She said much of HUD’s mission overlaps with work that mayors do. She added that helping the most vulnerable is what attracted her to being mayor, a job she’s held since 2011.

I strongly believe that government should be limited and that it should be focused on helping those that need it the most,” Van Duyne said Monday from her HUD office in downtown Fort Worth.

For more than a decade on the Irving City Council, Van Duyne made a name for herself with her vocal stances on illegal immigration, government spending and accountability, and Sharia. Van Duyne met with her HUD staff Monday morning. She told The Texas Tribune she’s “still absorbing as much information as possible” about the department’s numerous programs and mission.

It’s a much larger scope than just one city,” she said.

She joins the department months after the Trump administration spurred angst among state and local housing departments and affordability advocates by considering $6 billion in cuts to HUD’s budget.

Van Duyne believes the administration is still reviewing its plans for the department.

Just like being a mayor, you work with what you have, and we always have to realize that funds are not unlimited,” she said.

Van Duyne’s résumé includes stints as an executive with business management and consulting firm Akili and previously ran her own marketing company. She was first elected to the Irving City Council in 2004. Her second term as mayor ends next week. Former council member Rick Stopfer was elected as her successor Saturday.

Van Duyne said that she’s met and talked with HUD Secretary Ben Carson numerous times and loves his energy.

He’s so optimistic,” she said.

Van Duyne said that one of the things that helped prepare her for the job was Irving’s recent completion of a new comprehensive development plan.

There’s going to be a lot of opportunities to meet elected officials and hear their vision of what they want and figure out how we can partner to achieve,” she said.

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A year ago, Ahmed Mohamed became ‘Clock Boy.’ Now, he can’t escape that moment. August 2, 2016 Last year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-year-ago-ahmed-mohamed-became-clock-boy-now-he-cant-escape-that-moment/2016/08/02/2b8650be-484b-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html?utm_term=.39e0892e0134

Note this was hidden in the Style section of the Washington Post. Who the hell reads that crap?

August 2, 2016 Last year.

The news crew is here, but the famous boy is still asleep. He had just flown 22 hours, back to this squat stone house where he used to live when he was just a regular 14-year-old. His bright green go-kart is still out back. A year ago, he could have woken up and spent hours tinkering with its engine. He could have spent the day on his trampoline, or just watching funny YouTube videos on his phone.

Instead, he’s waking up to the sound of more reporters in the living room. Because he’s not Ahmed Mohamed, a regular 14-year-old. He’s “Clock Boy,” a viral sensation, the accidental embodiment of a national debate about Muslims being dangerous — or not. A black youth mistreated by overzealous cops — or an example of vigilance against potential terrorism.

So Ahmed gets out of bed, opens the bedroom door and steps into the hall. He lifts his arm in a half wave.

There he is!” The cameraman shouts, like he’s seeing an old friend. Ahmed got taller, they all point out. New glasses and a growth spurt have subtly transformed him from boyish to teenage.

He is still sleepy,” his father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, apologizes.

The reporters are from Fox 4, a local TV channel. Mohamed invited them here, on Ahmed’s first day back in Texas after nine months in Qatar. They moved a month after Ahmed was arrested for possessing a homemade clock that his school deemed suspicious-looking. The move, it seemed, was an attempt to escape the spotlight, or at least the hate mail and death threats that came with it.

And yet, Ahmed’s summer homecoming was heralded to reporters with a news release sent out by the family and its supporters: Clock Boy is back, and ready to be interviewed.

You just wake up?” Ahmed’s uncle, Aldean, says. “Go prepare yourself.”

Ahmed changes into a T-shirt with the number 23 — for LeBron James — across the chest. They hand him a microphone. He doesn’t need to be told how to put it on. They seat him on a velvet-tufted chair.

All right, Ahmed, it’s just you and me talking, the rest of the world listening,” the reporter says. “So don’t be nervous.”

His father interrupts.

Do you want to talk to me? Or just him?”

Oh. Yeah, we’ll talk to Dad, too. We’ll just do it separate.”

The living room is packed: cousins, aunts, grandmother. Ahmed’s Uncle Aldean, who in the early 1980s was the first Mohamed to move from Sudan — where their family owned a successful cotton farm and attended prestigious schools — to New York, where he sold balloons and hot dogs in front of Rockefeller Center. Ahmed’s father, an imam, who followed his brother to America and ever since has been explaining to anyone who will listen that real Muslims are peaceful. Their family friend Anthony Bond, the founder of the Irving NAACP, who has been calling the Mohameds in Qatar to tell them how, since they left, things are getting worse. Clashes between black communities and the police are in the news every day. Donald Trump, the man who wants to ban Muslim immigrants like the Mohameds from the United States, may become president.

Everyone’s eyes are on Ahmed.

The reporter leans forward.

How empowered do you feel to help make a difference in the world today, given what you’ve been through?” he asks.

Wait,” Ahmed says. “Did the interview start?”

Yes. The reporter moves on to another question.

Bond gives Ahmed a reassuring smile. He was the first person the family called when they brought Ahmed home from the police station. They wondered: Would this have happened if his name wasn’t Ahmed Mohamed?

Bond said: Let’s call the media.

He said: This city has transformed from whitewashed to in­cred­ibly diverse, and we’re still being mistreated.

He said: With all the discrimination going on in the world, this little boy can make a positive difference.

Upon coming back, what went through your mind?” the reporter is asking. “Did you have thoughts in your head like, ‘Oh, God, there may be protesters?’ ”

Why would people protest me?” Ahmed says.

Well, I’m just asking. So you came in and you’re like, ‘I’m a rock star!’ ”

I came in — I was just — heading home, because I was tired.”

Ahmed walks in the house that evening to find his uncle, dad and Bond in front of the TV, searching for his name again.

We want to watch you on the Dallas Morning News,” his dad says. Ahmed had a Facebook Live interview with the newspaper after talking to Fox 4, and they’re trying to find it on YouTube.

It’s on Facebook,” Ahmed says, raising his voice over the clang of dishes being washed by his aunts in the kitchen. His mom and four of his siblings haven’t yet come from Qatar, so Ahmed, his brother and his father are staying with the cousins who now live in their old house. They push the remote into Ahmed’s hand.

Searching for his name is a daily ritual. The family is its own public relations firm, founded Sept. 14, 2015, as they brought Ahmed home from the police station.

Mohamed was ranting about how only God will judge his son. Ahmed was still hearing the “Ooooooh” sound the other students made as he was led out of class. The police were going to charge him with possession of a hoax bomb.

His parents had a choice: deal with this quietly, or tell someone. Their son had been placed in handcuffs and interrogated, in a town known for its resentment of Muslims. So they called the media, and soon Ahmed was trending on Twitter, and everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama was sharing messages of support.

Two days after he was arrested, the charges were dropped.

This is what happens when we (IPD) screw something up,” one Irving Police Department detective wrote in an email later uncovered as part of a public records request from Vice. “That thing didn’t even look like a bomb.”

And so came the next choice: Let this all die down, or seize the platform they’d been given and use it.

So they put Ahmed on “Good Morning America,” MSNBC and “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.” He told reporters how kids in school called him ISIS Boy. Sympathetic crowdfunders raised $18,000 for his education. He visited the White House, the Google Science Fair and the president of his home country of Sudan (a wanted war criminal, but Mohamed said it would be rude not to accept the invitation).

It’s not on here,” Ahmed is saying, trying to find the video for his dad. “It’s on Facebook. It’s not on YouTube.” His 8-year-old cousin Dooly is hanging on his legs.

Ahmed, hold me!” Dooly whines.

Ahmed, go to the Dallas Morning News,” Bond says.

Soon an argument has broken out: They’ve learned that Fox 4, the channel that interviewed Ahmed that morning, had conservative commentator Ben Ferguson on the 10 p.m. news to say that the Mohameds plotted Ahmed’s arrest and are obsessed with being famous.

They’ve never been fair about Ahmed,” Bond growls at Mohamed. “If I had known you were going to invite them, I would have told you! I would have told you to work with Channel 8!”

They’re going to talk no matter what we do!” Mohamed snaps back.

In his eyes, the more Ahmed is seen, the better. It’s good for the family, he says. Twice in his life he has run for president of Sudan. He plans to run again in 2020. The more people who know him, the better his chances.

Ahmed slinks away to the corner of the room and gets on his phone.

Does he want to do all these interviews?

For the most part, yes, and sometimes no. If I wouldn’t get tired, I would do more interviews so I would have more influence.”

His dad tells him that this is God opening doors for him. Something bad happened, but God turned it to make it good. God chose him for this, so he can make the world a better place.

Only now, he feels safer on the other side of the world. As trolls tried to pick apart his story, someone posted the Mohameds’ home address on Twitter.

Many American schools contacted them, but Mohamed says they would only take Ahmed and not his siblings. Qatar Foundation, the government-sponsored organization in what is known as the country’s elite “Education City,” offered to take them all and pay for his older sisters’ college.

In Qatar, his parents don’t work. Ahmed goes to school at 7 a.m., comes home to the four-bedroom townhouse where their family of eight lives, and gets on his laptop.

Not many kids play outside. I never really do anything,” he says. “I just watch stuff online and I get bored. Sometimes I just go outside and stare at the sun, and then go back inside.”

The Internet is his refuge — and his attacker. He reads every story and long, rambling conspiracy theory about him. Countless blogs and videos have been dedicated to proving Ahmed’s clock was just a RadioShack clock he put in a new box. (It was partially made of RadioShack parts, but the design was all his own, he says.) Others insist that this was all a stunt masterminded by Mohamed to get attention. (“He can’t plan the reaction. And why would he want me to get arrested?” Ahmed says.) Still more have proclaimed that the Mohameds are terrorist sympathizers because they once owned a company called Twin Towers Transportation. (They did own a company by that name, because their offices were housed in a Dallas office building called the Twin Towers.)

Ahmed would like to respond, but he never does because then he will have allowed himself to be angry. In Islam, Ahmed says, you are most vulnerable to the Devil when you are angry.

Instead he tweets only positive messages to his 97,000 followers. Like when he announced “Just Arrived in Dallas!” with a heart emoji and “It feels good to be back!”

plz go back to Qatar. You’re not welcome here.

Go back with your terrorist dad

They think that all Muslims are terrorist people who kill for their religion,” Ahmed says.

A mosquito lands on the floor in front of him and he sets down his phone.

I can catch a mosquito,” he tells his cousin Dooly. He lunges. It flies away. He sits back down, waiting until it zooms around again.

#BinLaden Reincarnated ANYONE?

The mosquito lands, and he nabs it. Instead of killing it, he picks off its wings.

Ohhhhh,” his cousin says in awe.

Mosquitoes are bad. They kill a lot of people.”

Ahmed pauses, smirking.

That’s wrong. I shouldn’t generalize mosquitoes.”

Some days, Ahmed lets himself imagine what life would be like if none of this had happened. Amy Schumer wouldn’t follow him on Twitter. He wouldn’t know what it feels like to shake Obama’s hand.

But he wouldn’t be scared when he sees police cars. Maybe he would have made new friends in high school. By now he could have invented something new — not just a clock that only took him a few minutes to put together from parts in his family’s garage, which was full of ’90s-era electronics from when his uncle ran a chain called Beeper Warehouse.

His middle school tutors say shy Ahmed would always perk up when talking about his latest creation: a DVD player, a remote, things that lit and beeped and buzzed. Ahmed would charge his older sisters’ friends $10 to fix their cracked phone screens, then use the money to buy the parts he was missing for his next gadget.

The family moved back and forth between Texas and Sudan, where Ahmed was born. In Irving, Mohamed owned a taxi company and served as religious leader for a small group of Sufi Muslims. Sufism is a mystical interpretation of Islam centered in rituals such as the prayer chants Mohamed writes himself. Whenever there’s a reporter around, he insists on explaining passages of the Koran: “When you kill one person, it is as if you are killing all mankind.”

When Ahmed was 9, Mohamed decided to run for president of Sudan. The current president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir — whom they would later visit after Ahmed became famous — had just been indicted by the International Criminal Court for directing genocide in Darfur. Without him in power, Mohamed argued, the United States might lift its sanctions on Sudan, and the country could prosper.

He never made the ballot. But the next year, in 2011, he made international headlines. Inflammatory Florida pastor Terry Jones held a “trial of the Koran.” Mohamed, who saw the trial as a chance to spread his message — and take his kids to Disney World — showed up to defend the Koran. International outrage over the event, which ended in the burning of the holy book, led to rioting in Afghanistan. At least 20 people were reportedly killed, including seven U.N. employees.

I did what I think is right,” Mohamed says.

While he was trying to make a name for himself, his American home town was rapidly changing. Irving was once a white-flight suburb best known for housing the Dallas Cowboys’ Texas Stadium. By the time Ahmed entered middle school, the Cowboys had moved to Arlington and the Mohameds’ Zip code was deemed the most diverse area in the country. Only 9 percent of the students in Ahmed’s school district are white. (However, there’s only one nonwhite person on the Irving City Council.)

The neighborhood surrounding the Islamic Center of Irving, which serves about 10,000 area Muslims, began to flourish with condos and mansions built by those who wanted to live close to the mosque. Rumors spread that the neighborhood was a “no-go zone,” an area only Muslims could enter, and that the mosque was imposing sharia law in the city. The rumors were false.

Meanwhile, Ahmed was preparing to start high school. He kept the same Adidas backpack he’d had since sixth grade. He planned out his outfits, one for each day of the week. He would wear his NASA T-shirt every Monday.

On Friday of his third week of school, the architecture teacher was about to throw away some dead batteries. Ahmed, always the hoarder of scrap materials, asked whether he could have them. Later in his English class, he taped the batteries together to make a sword. He slid the creation up his long-sleeved shirt, walked up to his teacher’s desk and slid the sword out of his arm, “like Iron Man,” he says. She laughed.

That’s not the only thing I can make,” he told her. He promised to bring her something else on Monday.

Sunday night, he made his clock. It had a motherboard, an LCD screen, a 9-volt battery, an alarm. All the pieces fit into a pencil case from Target adorned with a tiger hologram.

In English class, he plugged it in to show a girl in the corner of the classroom. When the alarm on it vibrated loudly, he stuffed it back in his backpack.

He always thinks: What if he had just left it in the bag? And left class without showing the teacher anything?

But he took it up to her desk, eager to show his creation as he had promised.

That looks like a bomb,” she said.

Here is what Ahmed’s school now has to say about what happened: “At no point did we think it was actually an explosive device. It looked suspicious and was presented in a way that the teacher took the appropriate actions, and we support the teacher.”

Although the Irving police dropped the charges against Ahmed, stating that “the student apparently did not intend to cause alarm bringing the device to school,” Ahmed was suspended for three days.

The Justice Department is now investigating the incident. Rather than release the letter of inquiry from the agency, which states the reason for the investigation to the public, the district is suing the Texas attorney general’s office.

Irving ISD has argued that the information is confidential because it reasonably anticipates litigation regarding this matter,” the district’s spokeswoman said.

Ahmed’s father is expected to file suit against the school district this week. In November, the family asked for formal apologies — from the district, the police chief and the mayor — and $15 million in damages for alleged violations of federal and state law, arguing that the teenager’s arrest violated his civil rights. Citing a potential lawsuit, city officials declined to comment on Ahmed’s arrest.

Ahmed’s parents are adamant that their children have been discriminated against even before Ahmed was arrested.

When their daughter Eyman was in eighth grade, another student reported that Eyman said she wanted to blow up the school. Eyman says she never said anything like that, but she was suspended for three days anyway.

In middle school, Ahmed was suspended multiple times for getting in fights. His tutors remember the conflicts stemming from Ahmed’s small size; Ahmed and his family claim he was only defending himself against students who picked on him because of his religion and race.

Our employees work with students from different cultural backgrounds,” the district said in response to these claims. “Our policies and training stress making sure that all students enrolled at Irving ISD feel respected and safe.”

Ahmed’s face is expressionless as he stares at his father’s phone. Mohamed is showing him another news video he found online. They’re at a gas station on their way home from Dallas, where they spent the afternoon of Ahmed’s second day home in the office of their lawyer.

Since he was arrested, he has been in high demand and he’s got some events with tech companies lined up,” the news announcer says. “Sounds like life isn’t so bad for Ahmed.”

Later, they’ll stop at a sculpture of galloping horses where Ahmed used to play as a child. Tourists will recognize him from a distance, yelling “Clockmed! Clockmed!”

Next year,” the video says, “he’ll be 15, and planning to sue the Irving school district and the city, all over a clock that gave him 15 minutes of fame.”

The screen goes black.

Fifteen minutes of fame?” Mohamed repeats.

That’s all you heard?” Ahmed retorts.

Maybe 15 million, that’s what I’m looking for.”

Ahmed looks at his father.

I’m just joking with you,” Mohamed says.

Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame who gets covered,” Ahmed says. “But it’s always your choice to extend it.”

You know, I am a Sufi. I don’t worry about the money,” Mohamed replies.

I’m not worried about the money,” Ahmed says.

But it will help, yeah?”

Yeah,” Ahmed says, “Money will help you, temporarily.”

His dad’s phone rings, and Ahmed gets back on Twitter, thumbing through the messages in his notifications.

should have never let those terrorists back in the US.

That Little Bastard Needs to Leave American Soil.

Go back!

There’s one with a picture of a plastic bag.

since you left there’s a new invention for breathing under water put this on your head & jump in

———————

“Clock boy” discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/clock-boy-ahmed-mohamed-discrimination-lawsuit-dismissed/

May 19, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student’s attorneys failed to prove he was treated differently based on his race or religion.

In September 2015, Ahmed Mohamed, an avid hobbyist who was 14 at the time, assembled the clock using a circuit board and digital display and proudly brought the clock to school to show to his teachers. One of his teachers heard the device beeping and brought Mohamed to the principal’s office. He was then arrested and suspended for three days.

Mohamed’s arrest sparked a social media firestorm over his treatment, with supporters alleging he faced discrimination because of his religion and ethnicity. Users dubbed Mohamed “clock boy” and expressed support with the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. Mohamed was among the guests invited to the White House for an astronomy event and spoke with President Obama several weeks after his arrest.

Mohamed Mohamed, the student’s father, filed a federal lawsuit in August 2016 against the Irving Independent School District (IISD), MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings and the city of Irving, Texas, alleging officials violated the boy’s civil rights by imposing a 3-day suspension for bringing the clock to school.

On Thursday, Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove officials discriminated against Mohamed.

In his ruling, Lindsay dismissed claims against the city and the school district, writing that the court could not “reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against [Mohamed] based on his race or religion.”

He also dismissed the claim against Cummings, the principal, who Mohamed’s team said violated his civil rights and treated the boy unfairly. Lindsay wrote the plaintiff’s complaint “does not allege that [Cummings] treated [Mohamed] differently than other similarly situated students, and that the unequal treatment was based on religion or race.”

Lindsay gave the plaintiffs a deadline of June 1 to file an amended complaint to support the allegations he wrote were “factually deficient.” Susan Hutchison, an attorney representing Mohamed, told CBS News they plan to do so.

Lawyers representing the school district and Cummings told CBS News the “court recognized the challenging situations faced by the individuals who serve our communities in public schools.”

“The opinion confirms that there was no suggestion of discriminatory intent by any school district employee,” attorneys Kathryn Long, Carlos Lopez and Melisa Meyler said.

Mohamed’s family announced they would be moving to Qatar shortly after Ahmed’s arrest.

Former aide testifies Menendez helped co-defendant on visas

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/corruption-trial-us-sen-bob-menendez-enters-3rd-49765974

A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez testified Monday that the Democrat helped with the visa applications of friends of a wealthy doctor who faces bribery charges with him, while defense attorneys sought to show Menendez’s actions were unremarkable and part of the duties of his office.

Under direct questioning from the government, former senior policy adviser Mark Lopes testified Menendez emailed him in 2008 authorizing a letter of support from Menendez to be sent to consular officials regarding the visa applications of two sisters from the Dominican Republic.

One of the emails sent around the time had a subject line that read: “Dr. Melgen’s request.”

One of the sisters was described by federal prosecutors as a girlfriend of Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a longtime friend of Menendez’s. The two men were indicted in 2015 and have pleaded not guilty to multiple fraud and bribery charges. Prosecutors said they orchestrated a scheme in which Melgen gave Menendez gifts and campaign donations in exchange for Menendez’s political influence.

“We are preparing a general letter of support from you,” Lopes emailed to Menendez and asked if it was OK to send it. “Yes, call if necessary,” Menendez emailed back.

On cross-examination by defense attorney Raymond Brown, Lopes testified it wasn’t out of the ordinary for Menendez or people in his office to contact officials in the Department of State over visa applications. He recalled the case of a Colombian family, also in 2008, in which Menendez called a U.S. ambassador in support of the family’s application.

There was “nothing improper,” Lopes testified, in Menendez’s efforts on behalf of another friend of Melgen’s, a Brazilian national characterized in the indictment as one of Melgen’s girlfriends.

The indictment alleges that, in addition to the visas, Menendez lobbied government officials on behalf of Melgen in a Medicare billing dispute and a contract dispute involving a company Melgen owned that sought to provide port security equipment in the Dominican Republic.

Menendez and Melgen have contended in court filings, and their attorneys alleged in their opening statements last week, that the gifts were evidence of the pair’s longtime friendship and mutual affection, not a corrupt agreement.

Prosecutors filed a motion with the judge Sunday night seeking to have him limit the amount of evidence the defense can introduce to try to show Menendez’s actions alleged in the indictment were similar to others he took as part of his job.

Earlier Monday, a vice president for American Express testified Melgen used about 650,000 AmEx points to pay for a Paris hotel room for Menendez in 2010. Menendez had about 58,000 points in his AmEx account at the time, and prosecutors want to show he tapped his wealthy friend in order to stay in a $1,500-per-night hotel as part of the bribery scheme.

Defense attorneys have said Menendez planned to give Melgen the points back, but prosecutors introduced Menendez’s AmEx bill to show that in 2013, he used nearly all of his 135,000 points to buy a barbecue grill.

The case could threaten Menendez’s political career and potentially alter the makeup of a deeply divided U.S. Senate if he’s convicted.

If he is expelled or steps down before Republican Gov. Chris Christie leaves office Jan. 16, Christie would pick Menendez’s successor. A Democrat has a large polling and financial advantage in November’s election to replace Christie.

The most serious charge Menendez and Melgen each face, honest services fraud, carries a maximum 20-year sentence.

Ward Off Wildfires, Winds with William WhiteCrow Show Notes 20170906

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DACA Obama knew it was against the law and signed the exec order anyway. He gave a speech on it saying there are laws on the books congressed passed. And said he couldn’t just ignore the congressional mandates. And he did it anyway.

Wildfires

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Xclass solar Flares this morning fired off. So we should see something from them this weekend.

http://newschannel9.com/news/offbeat/tiger-killed-after-running-loose-in-georgia-neighborhood-09-06-2017

On September 6, 2017, at approximately 6 a.m., Henry County 911 received a call of a tiger loose on I-75 near the Jodeco Road overpass. Henry County officers responded, locating the tiger and kept visual sight of it while animal professionals were contacted. The tiger began to run toward the Meadow Brook community off of Jodeco Road, to the back of a residence and began to attack a dog.

With the tiger in close proximity to a school bus route in a densely populated area, officers made the decision to put the animal down with gunfire fearing that occupants of the home could be in danger as well as others in the area. Henry County Department of Natural Resources and Henry County Animal Control arrived on scene to remove the deceased tiger from the yard of the residence. Henry County Police and Animal Control are in the process of determining where the animal came from. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Henry County Police (770-288-8200) and or Henry County Animal Control (770-288-7387) or Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

State officials sound alarm on ObamaCare premium hikes, market ‘collapse’.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/06/state-officials-sound-alarm-on-obamacare-premium-hikes-market-collapse.html

State officials sounded the alarm Wednesday on Capitol Hill about skyrocketing ObamaCare premiums as insurers across the country propose double-digit rate hikes – renewing pressure on Congress to act.

Insurance commissioners and officials from Alaska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Washington state all testified before a Senate committee on the 2018 premium hikes, which are being finalized over the next few weeks.

In Alaska, premiums have increased 203 percent since 2013, according to Lori Wing-Heier, the state’s director of the Division of Insurance.

On average, the increase means that an Alaskan in the individual market who was paying a monthly premium of $344 per month in 2013 is paying $1,041 per month in 2017,” Wing-Heier told the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee.

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak told the panel he has been warning about “spiking rates” for too long and those warnings “have been ignored at the federal level.”

Oklahoma is facing the collapse of our individual health insurance market,” Doak said, adding that the state has seen a rise in premiums of 130 percent over the last four years.

It is time for serious leaders to make serious decisions to help out the people of every state as we move into 2018.”

Doak said that Oklahomans have seen a “drastic decrease in competition,” leaving them with fewer choices each year—in 2014, Oklahoma could choose plans from five carriers, but in 2017, Oklahomans have only one.

HEALTH CARE COSTS COULD RISE FOR MILLIONS AS INSURANCE COMPANIES SET RATES FOR OBAMACARE MARKETS

And in Tennessee, proposed 2018 premium increases are between 21 and 42 percent, according to Julie Mix McPeak, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Tennessee consumers will have at least one option for coverage, but only one,” McPeak said, noting that “a single choice” did not represent the state’s “ideal marketplace competition.”

Our consumers have seen premium prices skyrocket while their choices dropped substantially.”

McPeak added: “The current Affordable Care Act trajectory is not sustainable.”

The testimony from insurance commissioners prods lawmakers once again to try and overhaul the Affordable Care Act, after repeated efforts over the summer failed.

Insurance companies faced an initial deadline of Tuesday to submit policy rates for 2018, with a final deadline of Sept. 20. Those rates are expected to be posted on HealthCare.gov by Sept. 27.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the committee holding Wednesday’s hearing, wants to see Congress do something to curb premium hikes and preserve marketplace competition — even if it falls short of completely re-writing ObamaCare.

Insurance officials from Pennsylvania and Washington stressed Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act was successful in their respective states. Both noted a decrease in uninsured consumers, with Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate the lowest “it’s ever been.” But both states expect a spike in premiums for 2018.

The Affordable Care Act is working for most people,” Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of the Department of Human Services Teresa Miller said.

Officials like Miller want Washington to ease premium hikes by making so-called cost-sharing payments to insurers. Absent that, she said, Pennsylvania consumers would see a statewide average increase of 20.3 percent. If the individual mandate is not enforced, Miller said, the state would see a 23.3 percent increase.

The average increase for 2018 is 23 percent,” Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Wednesday, noting health care failures for the state in past decades. “I’m nervous about what is going to happen next year because of the growing uncertainty…You must take bold action.”

Alexander acknowledged that “timing is a challenge” for lawmakers. He called for colleagues to reach a “consensus” by the end of next week “so that Congress can act on it before the end of September.”

Otherwise, he warned, “we will not be able to affect insurance rates, and the availability of insurance, for next year.”

Republicans in the Senate failed to pass their so-called ‘skinny repeal’ health care plan ahead of the August recess, nudging some lawmakers to try for a bipartisan package.

Alexander said the committee would hold three more hearings—one more this week, and two next—to come up with a plan.

I believe we can do it because we are plowing familiar ground here, our goal is a small step, and so many Americans will be hurt if we fail,” Alexander said. “If we do not do this—it will not be possible for Republicans to make political hay blaming Democrats, or Democrats to make hay blaming Republicans. The blame will be on every one of us, and deservedly so.”

For Irma: Here are some additional tips. Those in the potentially affected areas, those on the coast have more dire things to deal with, but for those inland:
Put drinking water in clean plastic bottles and freeze them now. Put important paperwork in your dishwasher and lock it (take the racks out for more room). Charge up your devices now. Pull your furnishings to the upper floors, if possible. If you are going to the store, buy paper maps, fresh garlic, can of coffee, batteries, charcoal for bbq, (put all in plastic bags). Many may not get flooded out, but there will be power outages. Drinking water in bottles will be the ice that serves as a cooler, then it can be used to drink. Mosquitoes will invade after the storm, and they hate garlic and coffee. If you have diapers, wet them down and freeze them, (again cooler and good for first aid). Collect wood now for the barbecue. Prepare the food you already have in the house and freeze that which you are not eating tonight, that way you have food for when the power goes out. It may not be hot, it is still edible when the time comes.
This is a paper we all should have read before all this hit.
Skousen- Strategic Relocation, North American Guide to Safe Places (2010, 3rd Ed.)
Trump has approved the emergency declarations. Stay tuned to TFR as we all will be covering this important situation. We have people in the chat room 24/7 (mostly) so there are friendly and resourceful people from around the world.

State officials sound alarm on ObamaCare premium hikes, market ‘collapse’. Heather Heyer Died of a Heart Attack; Her Mom says so. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia news. X-class solar Flares this morning fired off. So we should see something from them this weekend. Tiger on the loose gets dispatched by police. Snopes exposed in a blatant lie AGAIN. While insurance stocks tank, look around. Hardware supplies will make billions in the next two years. Sell Mass Mutual. Buy Home Depot.  Here are some additional tips for Irma. Americans shine during these times of great challenge, Heroes show up to help.

 

Fellow TFRLive.com host William WhiteCrow of Quantum Quest Radio Show joins us in the 2nd Hour.

We take calls and get reports from around the country. William weighs in on the current events and William guides us in meditation to ward off the catastrophic onslaughts on the country like we had done in 2011 for the same thing.

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Heroes of Harvey with Redneck Rescuer James Webb Show Notes 20170904

Heroes of Harvey with Redneck Rescuer James Webb

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BRICS countries considering own cryptocurrency as settlement mechanism

https://www.rt.com/business/401969-brics-consider-joint-cryptocurrency/

The BRICS Finance Committee is discussing a joint virtual currency for the five nation bloc of developing economies, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) chief Kirill Dmitriev.

During the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Dmitriev told journalists that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa could develop its own alternative to other payment tools.

“While there is a focus on settlements in national currencies, cryptocurrencies are also being discussed as one of the possible settlement mechanisms,” Dmitriev explained.

He added that within BRICS cryptocurrencies could replace the US dollar and other currencies used in settlements among the member states.

The BRICS countries have considered switching to local currencies for mutual settlements with the Chinese yuan as the lead currency. The New Development Bank (NDB) is expected to be a substantial player in the process.

The use of local currencies will help promote mutually beneficial economic cooperation, mitigate currency risks, increase trade, and facilitate companies in accessing the BRICS markets,” said Russia’s Vnesheconombank board member Nikolay Tsekhomsky.

Last week, five banks of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism agreed to establish local currency credit lines.

The head of NDB Kundapur Vaman Kamath said the bank aims to lend around $4 billion next year and also plans to start lending to private sector projects.

At a meeting with BRICS corporate leaders, Kamath said he hoped they would be able to take loans in local currencies as part of the bank’s initial wish to “break away from the tyranny of hard currencies.”

Breaking:

A Landlord who has been through flooding and FEMA before advises:

SPECIAL NOTE FOR LANDLORDS WITH FLOODED RENTALS:

“I totally understand what you are going thru. We had a major flood a few years ago. Some of mine had water lines at my eye level up inside the home.

First – stay clam. Everyone will be in a tizzy and that leads to mistakes. Sure it boggles our minds and our sense of reality has shifted but now is the time to step back and think clearly. You are no good to anyone if overly excited.

Yes, there ARE lease laws and regulations that still work and YOU will be held to the letter of the law regarding the resident’s personal property, lease terms, deposit refunds, safety issues, cleaning issues, etc. Residents and Fair Housing police can still sue you even in a time like this.

Some suggestions that helped us survive:

Stick to the lease. A proper lease ends when the home is not habitable.

Sure the house flooded but the resident needs to remove THEIR personal belongings or you will have to charge them for it. They don’t get to simply leave it behind. Nothing like slogging wet mattresses and sofas thru the slippery muddy house and yard then haul to the dump. EVERYTHING will be covered in mud which makes walking very difficult. We did not refund prorated rent. We applied that and their deposit to the labor to remove their personal items.

Mold starts in 48 hours. Clean out EVERYTHING immediately, strip the home of wet drywall and insulation plus about 2 feet higher. We simply removed all the wall drywall but kept the untouched ceilings. It’s easier to replace the entire wall than try to patch in a lower section. If it got wet don’t even think about salvaging it. Toss it and move on.

We rebuilt the gas valves on water heaters and furnaces. The circuit boards in furnaces turned green over the next months so we wound up replacing furnaces. Bleach does not kill mold. Spic N Span or PineSol does. Powerwash (gas powered) everything touched by flood waters. Flood waters are full of every bad thing you can imagine – bacteria, sewage, farm manure, chemicals, oil…

Hurricane Katrina Blend: Spic N Span plus bleach in a bucket of water. Repeat. We also sprayed liquid pool shock but this requires extreme caution – a rubber suit and full face mask with chemical breathing filters. It is 50? times stronger than plain bleach. We finished with a hospital grade disinfectant spray from a janitorial supply house.

Families were calling us, pleading and crying for housing but we were patient to clean and repair properly. Cleaned wood (studs, floor joists) must dry for 14 days before being covered with new drywall. Buy a moisture meter and live by it. We sprayed the studs with white Zinsser sealer to prove they were cleaned.

Take photos to prove you disinfected properly before reconstruction. You home will ALWAYS be suspect for mold when you sell. 4 years later people forgot about the flood and new people moved in to town. Believe it or not the flood became a non-issue, just a memory for old people to talk about.

Don’t let up on your screening just because they are desperate. This is the time to operate with your head, not your heart when it comes to letting folks into your cleaned home. You cannot save everyone. And it’s not your job. Your job is to protect your investment and get it repaired to re-rent.

MANY businesses closed due to flooding which put people out of work. Lots of do gooders will criticize you for not letting just any old person into your rental. Sure help serve food to workers, etc but YOUR investments will take extra protection in this wild time. Don’t let the free-for-all take over your investment.

Scammers will be everywhere! Tons of people lost THOUSAND$$$ when “contractors” appeared out of nowhere, took half or full payment down, then evaporated. People who were high and dry claimed to have lots everything in the flood. Board up your windows and doors because metal thieves will be EVERYWHERE, especially now that you opened up the walls for them. Leave the top 12″ of the window open for air to flow thru and help dry the house. Wiring can survive. Powerwash the electric boxes and replace the sockets with new.

We worked with the court to define “flood” in relation to rent, evictions, and landlord responsibility. We settled on defining a wet or full basement or garage as “an inconvenience but livable”. The home was not livable if the water entered the living level of the home. It only takes an inch of water to ruin the floors and furniture. FEMA came in and just handed checks for $5,000 to renters. Lots of big TVs sold that week!

You will get thru this. Stay calm and don’t let this disaster allow you to let down your landlord guard.

Cherri Foytlin posted on FaceBook:

It’s aggravating to see all the donations Red Cross threw away. This shows only a small bit of it – but there were pillows, stuffed animals, clothes, blankets, books, cooking pots and pans… So much of that could have been used, if not by those affected by #Harvey, by women’s or homeless shelters, libraries, schools, etc… such a waste. I thought about getting the 100 or so kid books out (it pains me to see good books in the trash), but the po-po were out in force, protecting the trash cans from looters. I wish I was kidding.

Between this and the stories about RC staff, eating in front of people who had been on a roof since Wednesday, while telling them the food was ‘for volunteers only.’ And the way they talked to people (smh)… at one point, they warned the parents to keep an eye on their children by announcing that CPS was on the floor and would be taking any children not standing with their parents (Wtf?). They even turned away people who came in costumes to entertain the children, and those who had ordered pizzas for everyone. They discouraged and discounted local support at nearly every turn.

Makes me nauseous 😡 … Good thing I saw so many good local people, all through grassroots efforts, taking up the slack though.

Trump Report:

President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.

MillStone Report:

Four More Religious Sect Members Arrested in New Mexico With Vans Full of Children

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-more-religious-sect-members-arrested-new-mexico-vans-full-n795731

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Four members of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations were arrested while trying to flee the state in two vans full of children, authorities said Thursday.

Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace confirmed to The Associated Press that the four members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested late Wednesday as deputies tried to execute a court order to pick up the children for interviews from the group’s isolated compound in western New Mexico. Arrest warrants had been issued for the four taken into custody.

Amos River, Victoria River, Ruth River and Timothy River were arrested after deputies stopped the two vans leaving the compound, according to the Gallup Independent, which first reported the arrest.

Sect leaders had previously told authorities they didn’t have transportation to take the children to meet with an FBI forensic interviewer.

Inside the vans were seven children, around $1,000 in cash, luggage and road maps, Mace said. “Basically, you could tell they were getting ready to bug out and leave the area,” Mace said. “I believe that’s in an effort to try to conceal the kids from us.”

Mace said the children, believed to be ages 4-17, were turned over to the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Investigators believe the vans may have been headed to a location in Colorado.

The group’s attorney, Robert Lohbeck, said the sheriff’s claim the group was trying to flee was “absolutely false” and deputies knew the group was coming to meet with him.

“My clients all along have been trying to cooperate,” said Lohbeck, who represents the four adults arrested Wednesday. “They are not trying to run. They are not trying to hide.”

Sect member Joshua Green told the Gallup Independent that the adults took a change of clothes with them because they were going to stay the night in a motel and meet with Lohbeck on Thursday morning.

The arrests came four days after authorities raided the group’s Fence Lake compound and arrested sect co-leader Deborah Green and two other group members in connection with a child abuse investigation. Another person was arrested in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

This week, a judge ordered Deborah Green held on a $500,000 secured bond on charges that included failure to report the birth, child abuse and sexual penetration of a minor.

Sect member Peter Green, also known as Mike Brandon, also was being held on a $5 million secured bond and faces 100 counts of sexual penetration of a child after being accused of raping a girl at least four times a week from the time she was 7, according to court documents.

In a prepared statement, the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps called the criminal allegations from Sunday’s arrest “totally false.”

The more recent arrest followed failed negotiations between the Cibola County Sheriff’s Office and James Green, co-leader of the sect.

The two sides previously had reached an agreement to let the children be transported in a borrowed school bus to be interviewed Wednesday afternoon by an FBI forensic expert.

But James Green told the Gallup Independent that the agreement fell apart when their attorney told them to cancel.

“When the sheriffs went out to our compound to pick up 11 children and four parents to bring in to CYFD for an interview, our lawyer told us not to let the kids’ parents go until he had a chance to interview them first, because that is our right,” James Green said.

Lohbeck confirmed that he advised the parents to hold off on allowing the children to be interviewed until he had a chance to review the case since he had only been hired on Wednesday.

The Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps, founded in Sacramento, California, describes itself as a group that is “revolutionary for Jesus” and provides a free spiritual “ammo pack” to anyone who submits a written request. Photos of members show them in military-style clothing and on missions in Africa.

Its website is laced with anti-Semitic language and anti-gay tirades about same-sex marriage.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the sect as a hate group.

3 Foods That Look Like the Organ They Heal

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/3-foods-look-organ-they-heal

Written By: Sayer Ji,

Nature, which makes nothing durable, always repeats itself so that nothing which it makes may be lost.”

Oscar Wilde

Have you ever thought about the natural laws that underpin our world? Governed by sacred geometry, organic patterns are the building blocks that shape our experiences. They show up again and again, begging to be recognized, understood, and utilized for the benefit of mankind.

It is an unmistakable fact: the natural world tends to repeat itself. Like the swirling pattern seen in hurricanes, sea shells, and spiral galaxies, nature has a way of creating signatures that surface repeatedly across people, places, and things.

Early physicians took notice of these natural phenomenon, and created a pharmacopoeia that centered around the concept that like affects like. Substances that look alike were considered intrinsically connected, and believed to possess similar natures. Medicines were developed based on the belief that the qualities of one would harmoniously relate to, and thereby enhance and heal the other.

This idea has stood the test of time. Originally called the Law of Similarities, the idea later become known as the Doctrine of Signatures. Credited to Renaissance physician and alchemist, Paracelsus, this doctrine contends that Earth is governed by the microcosm-macrocosm principle: as within, so without, and as above, so below.

These herbal pharmacists took visual cues from the flora. If a plant resembled a part of the body, that was an indication of healing properties for that body part. Signatures presented as similar textures, shapes, and colors, and were considered benevolent signs from the Divine that mankind could easily interpret.

Our modern approach to medicine does not allow for intuition, nor does it acknowledge the power of philosophical or spiritual beliefs in healing. Therefore, the Doctrine of Signatures has largely been left behind as “magical thinking” by the majority of today’s medical professionals. But not all this foundational wisdom has been lost.

Paradigm-shifting studies on placebo effect may help expand the limited views of modern medicine regarding the power of beliefs to impact healing outcomes. Until then, there are some foods that science validates as having the power to heal the part of the body that they closely resemble. Let’s examine a few of these signature foods, and learn what qualities they possess that can help keep our human systems functioning optimally.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates are prized for possessing numerous regenerative properties, many of which bear strikingly similar signatures to the human systems they restore.

The deep red, astringently sweet juice of the pomegranate has been clinically studied to increase the health and vitality of our blood. A 2014 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism found that consuming pomegranate extract 30 minutes before exercise enhanced the diameter of blood vessels and increased blood flow. The group that consumed pomegranate juice also noted delayed onset of fatigue during exercise as well as a significant increase in post-workout vitality.

Pomegranates are known worldwide as symbols of fertility, thanks in part to their resemblance to human ovaries. Amazingly, pomegranates not only look like human ovaries, they produce some of the very same hormones (e.g. estrone and testosterone) and have shown promise in the treatment of menopause.

Epithelial tissue refers to the thin layer of cells that make up the connective tissue which lines the inside and outside of the body. Flat in shape and tightly-packed together, these epithelia closely resemble the clustered red seeds inside the pomegranate.

If you have ever tried pomegranate juice, you probably noticed the clean, astringent effect it has on the inside of the mouth. This is where pomegranate’s benefits for epithelial tissue are on display.

Epithelial tissue lines the inside of our mouths and throats. When you drink pomegranate juice, this same cleansing effect that you taste and feel in your mouth, is also occurring in your arteries.

The effect is clinically significant. A 3-year study on the effects of pomegranate juice consumption on atherosclerotic patients showed that within just 3 months of starting an 8-oz. daily pomegranate juice regimen, patients demonstrated a reversal of plaque build-up in the carotid arteries by 13%!

And unlike pharmaceutical interventions, the benefits of drinking pomegranate juice deepen the longer you consume it. Imagine the benefit this simple (and delicious!) intervention could impart to the millions of people on dangerous statin drugs.

Flaxseed

Flaxseeds look very much like the epithelial tissue they heal and are mucilaginous, much like the epithelial tissues in our body which produce a slippery, protective mucus coat known as the glycocalyx.

Flax has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and its many therapeutic uses are well-documented. Ancient Ayurvedic texts herald flax seeds and the rich, lustrous oil they produce, as healing for the skin, useful in fighting fatigue, and as a powerful anti-inflammatory, among other benefits.

Modern dieticians talk about flaxseeds’ high lignan count, referring to the isolated part of the plant that has been identified as a powerful antioxidant. Ingesting flaxseed oil has been shown to speed wound healing by stimulating collagen synthesis, giving credence to its historical value for skin conditions.

Science keeps adding to the already long list of reasons to prize this wondrous plant. Studies have demonstrated the therapeutic value of flaxseed in numerous clinical trials, including the treatment and prevention of:

obesity

bowel disease

diabetes

kidney disease

cancers and tumors

cardiovascular disease

It was flax’s impressive resume that suggested its use in the treatment of certain cancers. Animal studies showed flaxseed inhibits the formation of colon, breast, skin, and lung tumors. It’s positive effects on blood insulin highlighted a correlation to reduced risks of pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

A 2007 animal study by Chen et al, showed that a diet of 5% and 10% flaxseed for 8 weeks, inhibited tumor growth by 26% and 38%, respectively.

Flaxseed’s high lignan count is believed to be a key to its success in treating cancers of the mammary and prostate. Lignans are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens, biologically similar to our own estrogens. A diet high in these protective nutrients is believed to inhibit the growth of hormone-related cancers and tumors.

Walnuts

Walnuts may be the most poetic of all signatures when it comes to resembling the part of the body that they nourish. It is impossible to deny the walnut’s similarities to our human brain in shape, texture, and composition, down to the bihemispheric “brain” of the nut!

Rich in healthy fats, walnuts are known to have a disproportionately high amount of the specific fatty acids, EPA/DHA omega 3 alpha linolenic acid, that the brain requires for optimal health.

Studies show that walnuts support the development of more than three dozen neuron-transmitters within the brain. These neurons enhance the development of neural pathways which help to ward off age-related cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Moreover, walnuts contain well-known neuroprotective compounds, such as gallic acid, vitamin E isomers, melatonin, folate, and polyphenols. Are these brain-healthy effects mere coincidence, or is the walnut’s appearance a clue so obvious, we would be nuts to overlook it?

Ancient Science for Modern Times

We learn a lot about the future by studying the past. This ancient, magical science still has a lot to teach us about good health. To properly understand the Doctrine of Signatures, one needs to look past the surface, and seek to understand the categorical nature of things.

In the words of famed herbalist, Matthew Wood: “Signatures represent configurations of energy or patterns in plants, and these correspond to similar patterns in people. We are not looking..for a superficial resemblance, but for one that operates on the level of essence.”

By taking cues from the natural world, we can enter into a new, golden age of mutual validation, where ancient worlds and modern science meet to confirm each other, amplifying the awareness that natural, self-healing is the only sane path forward in health care.

Christopher Everard said what I said sometime ago when the North Korea rhetoric fired up all our MSM headlines:

The BBC never allow us to hear what Kim Jong-un has to say – we just see footage of him. The BBC used the same tactic with SADDAM HUSSEIN. We saw thousands of hours of footage of Saddam Hussein – but never once did we hear what he had to say and the BBC never broadcast any interviews with him… The BBC just drummed it into everyone that Saddam Hussein was the ‘BADDIE’, and that we are the ‘GOODIES’ bombing the hell out of Iraq in order to create PEACE. As soon as the Pentagon and Buckingham Palace had captured Saddam Hussein’s bullion, crude oil and taken over his land they HANGED HIM in his underpants… They killed BIN LADEN and chucked his body overboard before we had a chance to hear his side of the story… And now the latest BOGEYMAN is Kim Jong-un… Well, until I see CNN & the BBC broadcasting more than just silent footage, I’m going to be sceptical about what the BBC tell us about North Korea… I wonder, what NATURAL RESOURCES North Korea HAS which Buckingham Palace want to get their greedy hands on?

I know that Lil Kim is very well educated and speaks English very well. Why do we not hear him making these threats? They had done the same thing to Assad, but to his credit, he made friends with Putin.

For updates about Hurricane Irma, go see Scott Lopez at Facebook scottylpz he is showing another storm behind Irma!!

Zakharova Warns of False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria, Echoing SYRIANGIRL

Her warning comes exactly 1 day after an article we ran by SYRIANGIRL, drawing attention to the same danger.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/zakharova-warns-false-flag-chemical-attack-syria-echoing-syriangirl/ri20811

Zakharova said on Thursday the weapons are held in the Dara province and that there were plans to deploy the chemical weapons in a false flag operation.

There are currently several munitions filled with toxic agents at the Shabab al-Sunnah group’s warehouse located in the Bosra al-Sham settlement in Dara’a province,” the spokeswoman said.

According to our information, militants plan to use these weapons to attack one of the settlements in the Dara’a province, putting the blame on the government forces,” she explained.

Zakharova said the towns of Hiran, Nawa, Inkhil, Jamila, Tafas and Deira were the most likely targets for a chemical attack.

Although the Syrian government turned over its entire chemical stockpile under a deal negotiated by Russia and the US back in 2013, there are terrorist stongholds were these wepaons are still being stockpiled.

The Russian warning coincided with the mounting evidence that Syrian President Assad will not be removed as leader and the country will most likely stay under the protection of Russia and Iran.

Meanwhile some evidence have surfaced that the so called “Syrian rebels” systematically trained children to play “chemical attack” victims.

The evidence was found by Partisangirl, in a video on her videopage on Youtube. It shows children being instructed to act like they have been hit with Sarin gas, they convulse, they’re eyes blink and they froth at the mouth with fake foam applied to their faces while an adult dressed in a Mickey mouse costume tells them it’s all fun.

A commentator remarked: “The headline for the video says: ‘A children play, the chemical and the world’ and that it was part of a children carnival organized by a group of volunteers.”

In total some fifty children are in the room. Most of the younger ones sit against the wall watching while some ten older ones “play victims” in the centre of the room.

Some ten children, from around 8 to 12, pretend to be playing with a ball. A siren sound is played and they “fall down” onto the ground. Some “sad” music then follows and the children pretend to twitch, some are laughing. Men with white lab coats appear. One wears a gas mask without filter. They attend to the “victims”. Some have ambu-bags and pretend to be reanimating those “affected”. One of the “doctors” goes from child to child and sprays shaving cream foam from a white/blue can next to their mouth.

One “doctor” in a lab coat appears and picks up a girl from the ground. The moderator of the show comes up with the microphone and “interviews” the “doctor” with the girl in his arms. The “doctor” seems to lament the fate of the “attacked” children. He can be heard on the PA.

Later that doctor “collapses” himself and “falls” to the ground and is “attended” to. Several men with hand cameras film the whole scene.

The adult in his Mickey Mouse costume wears a “revolution” scarf. When the scene is over, everyone gets up from the ground. The children who have watched applaud. A man calls “Takbir”, the children respond with “Allahu Akbar”.

The original video has the Youtube upload date of September 19, 2013. There is currently no known trick to fake Youtube upload dates.

Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov meanwhile has castigated the decision to strip the Russian embassy in the United States of the right to use six facilities in US.

The Americans are taking away properties again and closing down general consulates. In other words, the Americans have taken away five facilities that were our property. Five of them enjoyed diplomatic immunity. The office of the trade mission in New York that we leased was another one. In all, they took away six facilities – the five we owned and another one we leased. It’s a raider seizure. We’ll think over to how we’ll respond,” Ushakov told Russian news agency TASS.

They do not only take properties away but also hinder the operation of our embassy and diplomatic offices. We will consider a response. At the same time it is very undesirable to have a clash, because somebody should display common sense and put an end to the grave condition of our bilateral relations,” Ushakov responded.

The US administration is unconcerned by the possible consequences of raiding Russian properties, according to Ushakov. Instead they continue to damage bilateral relations with Russia, he added.

The US administration continues to damage bilateral relations, presumably with no regard to consequences not only for our countries, but for the global security as well,” Ushakov said. “It can only cause regret and disappointment,” the Russian presidential aide noted.

And as the English expression goes: but there’s no smoke without fire, suggesting that unpleasant things probably hide a good reason. After ordering the Russians to shut down the Russian embassy in San Francisco in an unreasonably short timeframe, the city’s fire department responded to smoke coming out of the chimney of the building.

Conveniently this brings attention to the ridiculous situation where the fire department rushes out for smoke coming from the only exit it should be coming from… the chimney.

It appears that Russian diplomats began torching documents shortly after the US announced it would search the San Francisco premises with no advance warning. They would also not allow the fire brigade into the building, confirming that smoke should in all cases rather come from the chimney.

There is sadly currently little difference between Democrats and Republicans. Most of America’s modern wars were started by liberal Democrats, not conservatives. Republicans – excluding the likes of John McCain – are generally painted as warmongers, however.

When Barack Obama left office, he presided over a record seven wars, including America’s longest war and an unprecedented campaign of extrajudicial killings by drones.

In his last year, according to a Council on Foreign Relations study, Obama, the Nobel Peace Laureate, dropped 26 171 bombs – three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Having pledged to help “rid the world” of nuclear weapons, Obama in fact built more nuclear warheads than any president since the Cold War.

Obama’s last move as president was to sign a bill that handed a record $618 billion to the Pentagon, partly explaining the ascendancy of militarism in the White House.

Guest:

James Webb,  Marine Vet / Nursing Home Abuse during Texas Hurricane Flood

Lake Arthur Place

http://lakearthurplace.seniorcarecentersltc.com

2.0 Stars 

Rehabilitation center in Port Arthur, Texas

Address: 4225 Lake Arthur Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours

Labor Day might affect these hours

Phone: (409) 727-3193

Cypress Glen

1.2 Star Rating

(37) · Nursing Home

7200 9th Ave · (409) 729-8701

Open 24 hours

WEBSITE

Cypress Glen East Nursing & Rehab

1.0 Star Rating

(11) · Rehabilitation Center

4225 Lake Arthur Dr · (409) 727-3193

http://cypressglen.seniorcarecentersltc.com

http://cypressglen.seniorcarecentersltc.com/contactus

I also want to shout out to Mrs Webb, who is holding the home front while her husband is helping save lives. Women/Wives are unsung heroes and never get credit for supporting those great ones.

Hurricane Harvey victims need your help!

Former Marine describes nursing home rescue as ‘mass chaos’

http://www.easttexasmatters.com/weather/hurricane-harvey/former-marine-describes-nursing-home-rescue-as-mass-chaos/804367203

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A former Marine we first introduced you to last week has now returned to East Texas. Along with dozens of water rescues, James Webb helped evacuate two nursing homes in Port Arthur. 

While down there, Webb’s friend, Brandon Beaty, posted a video of Webb on Facebook describing the nursing home evacuation experience. That video, as of Monday evening around 6:30 p.m., has been viewed 2.6 million times and shared almost 64,000 times. 

“Those nurses that knew what was going on down there helped us a whole bunch with getting what they needed to get them out of there,” said Webb. “But at the second one (Cypress Glen), it was terrible. People were still in their rooms plugged into oxygen machines, two feet of water and they’re still plugged into an oxygen machine in the wall.”

Webb said he was shocked that there seemed to be no evacuation plan in place. Volunteers felt they had no other option than to take control of the facility to get the patients out. 

“You knew right off hand four days prior it’s going to flood,” said Webb. “Why not get everything together then so that way in case you do have to be boated out of there, it’s all there.”

In a video Webb’s friend posted on Facebook, an employee of the facility said they were not allowed to help the residents escape because they were invading the residents’ privacy. She said the facility was working with the government to get them out. 

“Some of these people are shaking, they’re freaking out, their sheets are wet. We were literally up to here in feces, pee, dirty diapers, there’s no telling how much bio-hazards like all those boxes that carries needles and stuff were floating down the hallways,” said Webb. 

A man with the Cajun Navy from Louisiana who was around Webb during the evacuation talked to CNN about the rescue. 

“We didn’t give it a chance,” said Ben Husser. “We took over ownership of the nursing home, restrained the nursing director and we took those patients out. Roughly 70 boats we got those people out got them to safety. They had been in water for two days some of them, diabetic patients with their feet in the water for two days.”

The company that manages Cypress Glen is Senior Care Centers out of Dallas. The Director of Communications, Michelle Metzger, provided KETK with this statement: “Our priority is ensuring all patients and residents that were evacuated during Hurricane Harvey are safe and receiving proper nursing care. As that is the sole focus of our entire team at this time, I’m unable to provide more detailed comment.” 

An anonymous employee of a deep East Texas facility said patients from these Port Arthur nursing homes arrived at hospitals in Lufkin, Nacogdoches and San Augustine in the early morning hours on Thursday.

She said, “These patients were transported via ambulances and charter buses from Conroe airport. Some of the patients were wearing the appropriate evacuation vests complete with face sheets that provide emergency information about the patient, while others arrived with NOTHING. Keep in mind some of the patients suffer with dementia/Alzheimer’s and could not provide emergency contact or clinical information about themselves. Hospitals and facilities have been working diligently to obtain this information and contact family members of the evacuated patients of the two facilities in Port Arthur. Since their relocation each patient has been provided medical treatment as well as have been provided with items for essential needs.” 

Webb and his crew are headed back down there at the end of this week to help with the clean-up process. If you’d like to donate to their trip, click here

https://www.gofundme.com/HARVEYRESCUETX

 

Cream Rises to the Top, But So Does Scum Show Notes 20170830

Cream Rises to the Top, But So Does Scum

 

Chris Geo has had some issues with you tube lately, petty AI stuff going on and even though he has permissions to use some material, the You Tube AI shuts the videos in question, DOWN. Chris has resolved the problems with those who made the claims. But now we also have reports of Ron Paul getting censored and ‘demonetized’ let that read, ripped off, by You Tube.

YouTube ‘Economically Censors’ Ron Paul, Labels Videos ‘Not Suitable’ For All Advertisers

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-27/youtube-economically-censors-ron-paul-labels-videos-not-suitable-all-advertisers

Former US Congressman Ron Paul has joined a growing list of independent political journalists and commentators who’re being economically punished by YouTube despite producing videos that routinely receive hundreds of thousands of views.

In a tweet published Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a screenshot of Paul’s “Liberty Report” page showing that his videos had been labeled “not suitable” for all advertisers by YouTube’s content arbiters.

Assange claims that Paul was being punished for speaking out about President Donald Trump’s decision to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan, after Paul published a video on the subject earlier this week.

The notion that YouTube would want to economically punish a former US Congressman for sharing his views on US foreign policy – a topic that he is unequivocally qualified to speak about – is absurd. Furthermore, the “review requested” marking on one of Paul’s videos reveals that they were initially flagged by users before YouTube’s moderators confirmed that the videos were unsuitable for a broad audience.

Other political commentators who’ve been censored by YouTube include Paul Joseph Watson and Tim Black – both ostensibly for sharing political views that differ from the mainstream neo-liberal ideology favored by the Silicon Valley elite.

Last week, Google – another Alphabet Inc. company – briefly banned Salil Mehta, an adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown who teaches probability and data science, from using its service, freezing his accounts without providing an explanation. He was later allowed to return to the service.

Conservative journalist Lauren Southern spoke out about YouTube’s drive to stifle politically divergent journalists and commentators during an interview with the Daily Caller.

‘I think it would be insane to suggest there’s not an active effort to censor conservative and independent views,’ said Southern.

‘Considering most of Silicon Valley participate in the censorship of alleged ‘hate speech,’ diversity hiring and inclusivity committees. Their entire model is based around a far left outline. There’s no merit hiring, there’s no support of free speech and there certainly is not an equal representation of political views at these companies.’

Of course, Google isn’t the only Silicon Valley company that’s enamored with censorship. Facebook has promised to eradicate “fake news,” which, by its definition, includes political content that falls outside of the mainstream.

Still, economically punishing a former US Congressman and medical doctor is a new low in Silicon Valley’s campaign to stamp out dissent.

Pelosi Statement Condemning Antifa Violence in Berkeley

http://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/82917/

San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement denouncing the violent protests carried out this weekend in Berkeley, California:

Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.

In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech. Non-violence is fundamental to that right. Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”

 

BOMBSHELL: New evidence suggests Charlottesville was a complete SET-UP

https://www.allenbwest.com/2017/08/19/bombshell-new-evidence-suggests-charlottesville-complete-set/

At least one law enforcement officer in Charlottesville, VA has come forward to clear his conscience and reveal the truth — or at least his version of it — that what went down in the city was not only condoned by city governance but was intentional, orchestrated and may have been planned as long ago as May.

The as-yet unidentified police officer has said that the Charlottesville P.D. were specifically instructed to bring the radical left and right wing groups together to instigate violence and then to told to “stand down” once violence ensued in a deliberate effort to ignite a race riot. Hear his words:

The story is being told on YourNewsWire.com and other sources:

A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his anger at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protestors. He also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to further the agenda of the elites.

We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.“

The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”

Michael Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, ordered police to stand down during the most chaotic and destructive period of the protests – despite police protests against the orders.

We wanted to do our job and keep the peace. But these mother******s in charge really want to destroy America.”

This revelation is huge and if true may implicate Mayor Signer and possibly other city officials in the death of a citizen.

Fox News reporter Doug McKelway was on the scene in Charlottesville and he backs up the police officer’s claims.

I can say, having been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible appearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had head wounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks — you saw what they were wearing — helmets, body armor, they had come — and this pertains to both sides — they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree.”

Here’s McKelway’s initial report upon landing on the ground in Charlottesville. Remember this is long before these new revelations when neither he nor anyone had the slightest idea some dirty tricks may be afoot. To cut directly to the chase fast forward to the 2:40 mark of this 3:51 long video and listen to what the reporter says:

As wounded were being brought out of the park police were sitting idly by.” Now why would the cops, sworn servants of the populace be just standing around while citizens are bleeding right in front of them? Could it be because they were given specific orders to render no assistance in an effort to let tensions fester?

Breaking911 tweeted video of James Fields, Jr., driver of the car in the deadly attack, as he fled the scene. People are now noticing how at no point was the car that plowed into the crowd of protesters pursued by police – there is not a police car in sight leading into the area or in pursuit as he drives away! How does that happen?

In the 38-second video below cops are plainly visible as Fields drives his battered Chrysler away from the carnage. Officers can clearly be seen looking directly at the suspect and his torn up car yet they casually observe the man who’d just mowed down dozens of people. They allow him to motor on by as if on a Sunday drive. They make NO effort to stop the car which is a mere yard or two away with its torn up windshield and front end traveling at a very low rate of speed leaving a trail of smoke:

Does this seem like a normal reaction by law enforcement in such a situation? The depth of this conspiracy runs deeper:

[Mayor] Michael Signer is a Virginia Democratic activist with close ties to Barack Obama and John Podesta. Before landing the Charlottesville mayor job he previously worked closely with Podesta at the Center of American Progress and worked with him again on Barack Obama’s State Department Transition Team.

The man accused of being a neo-Nazi and murdering a woman by deliberately driving into her during protests in Charlottesville is in reality a supporter of Hillary Clinton and member of Antifa in receipt of funding by George Soros.

White supremacist and ‘Unite the Right’ leader, Jason Kessler, has been exposed as a supporter of former President Obama and a hardline member of far-left Occupy movement.

When did he change his political leaning? According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (an organization that is certainly no friend to Conservatives), Kessler revealed his political transformation around November 2016, the same month Donald Trump won the presidential election.

If you think that is suspicious, wait until you learn about the other actors in this enormous set-up event.

Brennan Gilmore was the first man “on the scene” and was the author of the first viral tweet about Charlottesville. He was later interviewed by MSNBC. He was presented as an accidental witness. But who is he really?

Gilmore worked in Africa as a State Department foreign officer under Hillary Clinton. The New York Times mentioned this “coincidence” – and then later deleted it. Brennan Gilmore was also involved with the Kony hoax in 2012, and he is currently Chief of Staff for Tom Perrielo, who is running for Governor of Virginia and received $380k from George Soros.

So the first man on the scene, whose tweet went viral, and who was later interviewed on mainstream news as a witness, just happened to be a State Department insider with a long history of involvement in psy-ops? If you think this isn’t fishy, how about this – since the Charlottesville protests and his appearance in the media, his information was suddenly removed from State Department websites.”

We need to clarify that these are early accounts and as yet unverified, but if true this is very, very serious stuff. It points directly to the reality of the “deep state” and more importantly to the lengths that the Soros/Clinton/Obama one-world government cabal will go in order to realize their desires for ‘fundamental transformation.’

Folks this is much, much more serious than white supremacists versus Antifa fighting in the streets.

[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless

Authorities say monsoon flooding is one of the worst in region in years

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-floods-bangladesh-nepal-deaths-millions-homeless-latest-news-updates-a7919006.html

At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years.

International aid agencies said thousands of villages have been cut off by flooding with people being deprived of food and clean water for days.

South Asia suffers from frequent flooding during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September, but authorities have said this year’s floods have been much worse.

In the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the death toll has risen to more than 500, the Straits Times reported, quoting disaster management officials.

The paper said the ongoing floods had so far affected 17 mllion people in India, with thousands sheltered in relief camps.

Anirudh Kumar, a disaster management official in Patna, the capital of Bihar, a poor state known for its mass migration from rural areas to cities, said this year’s farming had collapsed because of the floods, which will lead to a further rise in unemployment in the region.

In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reports said more than 100 people had died and 2.5 million have been affected.

In Mumbai, authorities struggled to evacuate people living in the financial capital’s low-lying areas as transport links were paralysed and downpours led to water rising up to five feet in some parts of the city.

Weather officials are forecasting heavy rains to continue over the next 24 hours and have urged people to stay indoors

In neighbouring Bangladesh, at least 134 have died in monsoon flooding which is believed to have submerged at least a third of the country.

More than 600,000 hectares of farmland have been partially damaged and in excess of 10,000 hectares have been completely washed away, according to the disaster minister.

Bangladesh’s economy is dependent on farming and the country lost around a million tonnes of rice in flash floods in April.

“Farmers are left with nothing, not event with clean drinking water,” said Matthew Marek, the head of disaster response in Bangladesh for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

In Nepal, 150 people have been killed and 90,000 homes have been destroyed in what the UN has called the worst flooding incident in the country in a decade.

According to the Red Cross, at least 7.1 million people have been affected in Bangladesh – more than the population of Scotland – and around 1.4 million people have been affected in Nepal.

The disaster comes as headlines have focused on the floods in Houston, Texas, which authorities have described as “unprecedented”.

Officials in Texas have said the death toll now stands at 15 in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, with thousands forced to flee their homes.

The rise in extreme weather events such as hurricanes and floods have been identified by climate scientists as the hallmark of man-made climate change.

The US has seen two of its worst storms ever, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina, in just over a decade.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said climate change and new weather patterns are having “a big negative impact”.

Osteen!

http://revelationnow.net/2017/08/29/inside-of-joel-osteens-church-flooded/

We have a responsibility to promote Truth at all cost. Regardless, of our differences we cannot succumb to misrepresentation or censorship…this is known as bearing false witness. It is important we lay out all of the facts before rushing to judgement. What is most important right now in Houston, Texas, is giving aid to the thousands of misplaced people in Houston, Texas. Honestly, the way the news was released regarding Lakewood Church was quite confusing. The wording that was used initially stated Joel Osteen, said the Church was “inaccessible.” Initially he did not say there was massive flooding in the basement or garage, and we are not sure if it is safe. You know…paint a clear picture!

From the way it was presented the roads and paths to the Church were obstructed by the flood waters. I believe this initial statement is what caused the maelstrom of social media backlash, because video clearly showed this is not the case. Joel Osteen, was immediately lambasted and I too was disappointed to hear this. There is a video circulating through Facebook where a Houston resident walked three miles outside of the Lakewood Church and you could clearly see the roads were clear and the Lakewood Church was quite accessible. There were no cars underwater like many other areas in Houston.

Of course the person filming the video was quite incensed because he heard that Joel Osteen, said his Church was inaccessible. A staff member at Lakewood Church posted a picture of the flooding inside the Church. If the basement level was in fact flooded could it have been easily closed off? Additionally, is it still flooded now, yet the doors are being opened after the social media backlash? What Joel Osteen, did do was post resource solutions and contact numbers for people on the church’s Facebook page. USA Today, posted pictures of the Church flooded inside and excessive water damage.

Ironically, 24 hours before any of this jumped off I recently penned a post discussing prosperity preacher Joel Osteen, and how he does not empower people with sound doctrine; there are consequences for this. I believe he is providing a disservice to millions of people spiritually. In the early years of this website Joel Osteen, was a topic of discussion because he was not representing clear cut Scripture when confronted with controversial issues during televised interviews. If you are going to represent the Most High don’t beat around His burning bush.

In closing, if you are a true students of the teachings in the Bible you will know Joel Osteen does not teach sound doctrine. For my two cents, I will tell you I do not think he even understands the Laws and Principles the Most High teaches. He is more of motivational speaker who glorifies Biblical optimism. What he does not deserve is to be persecuted or misrepresented by people who are promoting Truth, if he does not deserve it. We do not know if his Church was safe to open the doors and he just fumbled his opening statement.

True, I do not understand how the Lakewood pictures show flooding inside the building, but not outside the building. Frankly, I am not familiar with the lay of the land nor the architecture. The question is are there other levels in the stadium which were completely dry? That would be a step up for many flood victims in Houston. Another picture from Lakewood Church was released on social media showing purple mattresses being laid out for flood victims. Why did this not happen before the social media backlash?

These prosperity preachers will ALL be held accountable some way and we will most likely see it. The Most High has a way of putting bumps in the road for them too. Look at what happened to Pastor Eddie Long. It was sad to see him dying of whatever made him loose a considerable amount of weight; he was a shell of his former self. Bennie Hinn and Paula White were caught in an alleged affair. Creflo Dollar was humiliated and arrested after a fight with his 15 year old daughter.

Remember, Robert Tilton? He would talk to you through the television and speak in “tongues” like, “Soba dogga tega logga. Someone out there needs to send $1,500 dollars. The Lord is waiting to work miracles in your life. Dahunga berunka chaka tooty bonta shella ronta.” Dang, can I buy a vowel please? I don’t think even C3PO could translate that! Tilton’s fundraising practices were eventually investigated and his program was taken off the air. The Most High has way of holding these prosperity pastors accountable in a very public way.

If Joel Osteen was procrastinating to preserve his prosperity pulpit then the Most High was watching. Trust me when I say this…he better hope he was on the right side of the Most High when it comes to this. All that matters now is the people in Houston can find refuge in Lakewood Church and all will be better.

Someone commented:

I love Franklin Graham and the Samaritan Purse is working with Joel as we speak. I just want to know the truth before people judge him. As far as money goes our president is a very rich man. I am not wanting to argue, I just want the TRUTH

But our president doesn’t preach the gospel. He was never a preacher who preaches tithes and offerings, he actually pays taxes which the preacher does not. Trump’s philanthropy is far greater than that of the preacher who donates only to his own tax exempt organization. When will you decide on what is the truth? We have only been posting videos and pictures for days now, showing the locked and empty building is undamaged. Churches got the 501C3 status of tax exemption because churches used to be the ones who funded shelters, hospitals, food banks, and etc. This refusal and hesitation to open the doors, is a good way to destroy the law that shelters millions of dollars for the preachers.

**RebeccaG : When I was at Sam’s club today a small business owner and 2 employees loaded up 3 huge flat beds and said they were headed out to help in Houston. Texas Strong baby !!!!

Linda Sarsour Criticized for Grifting for Fake Hurricane Harvey Charity

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/08/30/linda-sarsour-grifter-n2375106

Activist Linda Sarsour came under fire on Wednesday for posting an appeal to donate to a PAC under the guise of Hurricane Harvey relief. Sarsour tweeted a link to the “Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund,” which, upon further investigation, isn’t actually a relief fund at all.

The money raised by the organization will go to “shining a spotlight on inequalities” that may arise during the rebuilding effort. It does not appear that money will actually go towards the people who lost their homes in the storm.

Quote: Your donation is vital to ensuring that we have the resources we need to organize and fight for Texans devastated by Hurricane Harvey!

Rebuilding in areas impacted by Harvey will be most challenging for marginalized communities. Nearly a quarter of Houstonians live in poverty, approximately 550,000 people, and there are about 575,000 immigrants in the Houston metro area. We will work to ensure that Harvey’s most vulnerable victims have access to critical services from first response and basic needs to healthcare, housing and transportation.

Together we will organize and advocate for our devastated communities, shining a spotlight on inequalities that emerge in the restoration of lives, livelihoods, and homes, amplifying the needs of hard-hit communities, and providing legal assistance for residents wrongfully denied government support.

Later on in the day, Sarsour complained that her “mentions” on Twitter were going crazy, and blamed the alt-right, rather than the fact that she literally encouraged people to donate to a PAC in lieu of an actual charity to help the actual victims of a natural disaster.

Perhaps Sarsour should have tweeted a link to NFL player JJ Watt’s YouCaring page, which has currently raised over $5 million for hurricane relief, with promises that the money will go to the people of Houston. That’s certainy a better choice than a PAC.

Plane makes harrowing landing in Sochi as tornadoes rip through Black Sea nearby

https://www.rt.com/news/401402-plane-landing-tornadoes-sochi/

A plane was filmed landing in the Russian city of Sochi with three tornadoes right behind it. Up to twelve tornadoes were spotted off the coast on the same day, and it is the second week in a row that the columns have ripped through the Black Sea.

Witnesses posted the awe-inspiring video on Russian social network Vkontakte on Tuesday.

And here is a glimpse of just how menacing the tornadoes looked from the air.

Nine flights were delayed due to harsh weather in the area, with other planes being diverted to airports in the nearby Russian cities of Anapa and Krasnodar, according to local newspaper Sochi Express.

On that same day witnesses spotted multiple tornadoes several kilometers off the coast. Up to 12 columns were seen heading to the city according to local news sources.

Last week two tornadoes were spotted off Sochi. One of the whirlwinds garnered much attention from online users thanks to its non-linear form.

Hillary’s shoe: Where was my well-deserved media coverage?

I back pro-Trump @kelliwardaz against Sen. Jeff Flake in AZ primary. She’s trouncing Flake 47-21% in polls! #MAGA

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article170048557.html

Man charged in two KC killings, suspect in three more: ‘They didn’t see it coming’
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article170048557.html

A mysterious series of apparently random killings in Kansas City, mostly committed in isolated spots along walking trails, came to an end when the killer deviated from his pattern with a brazen, execution-style shooting in broad daylight on a city street, according to Jackson County prosecutors.

The fifth and final killing came shortly after noon on Aug. 13, when 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott allegedly followed a man from a city bus, crept up behind him on the street and shot him in the head — before turning and getting right back on a bus.

Like the other four victims Scott is either charged with killing or is suspected of killing, Steven Gibbons was a stranger but fit a specific profile: they were all white men between ages 54 and 67.

All five victims were shot. Four were shot in the head — three in the back of the head. One was shot in the back.

“They didn’t see it coming,” Scott said under his breath while being questioned by detectives.

Jackson County prosecutors on Tuesday announced murder charges against Scott in two of the killings and named him as a suspect in three other homicides of middle-aged men along south Kansas City trails.

The killings drew increased attention with the May 18 killing of Mike Darby, 61, co-owner of Coach’s Bar & Grill at 103rd Street and Wornall Road.

Scott, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the deaths of Gibbons, 57, and John Palmer, 54. Court records detail how detectives cracked the case using surveillance video, and how DNA evidence linked Scott to those two victims.

Gibbons survived on life support for more than a day after he was found shot in the 1100 block of East 67th Street. His death came months after police linked four killings near popular trails along Indian Creek, Minor Park and Blue River that showed “obvious similarities.”

Palmer had been found killed nearly a year earlier on Aug. 19, 2016, in a wooded area near East Bannister Road and Lydia Avenue. His death, near the Indian Creek trail, was the first of four that police connected.

The profiles of the victims made them relatively rare among Kansas City homicide victims. Some of the men were killed while walking their dogs. In at least two cases, the dogs remained beside their slain owners until police arrived.

The unsolved killings mystified Kansas City residents and spread fears of a serial killer.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charges Tuesday at a press conference at the Kansas City Police Department’s South Patrol station at 8701 Marion Park Drive. Baker’s office charged Scott in the murders on Aug. 18 but the court documents were under seal until Tuesday’s announcement.

The break in the case had come with the Gibbons killing, according to court documents. Police found surveillance video showing Scott follow Gibbons off of a KCATA bus before Gibbons was shot.

Detectives later linked Scott to the scene from DNA from a iced tea bottle and a cigarette butt, and linked him to the Palmer killing with DNA from a t-shirt left at that scene.

Opium The Black Hole of Afghanistan – Show Notes 20170828

Opium The Black Hole of Afghanistan – Luckee and Brooks

Regarding Military: If one is blind/deaf, one cannot join the military, because one’s organs are missing/deficient. Transgenders by their own admission, cannot join for the same reason! They more than admit that they are missing or deficient in their organs!

Regarding Media: When the ‘press’ starts asking questions that the American people want the answers to, then I will start watching the MSM again. (NOT likely) The press keeps asking question they want to ask and we have no interest in. The press has an agenda and it is visibly manifest by the questions they ask, wasting everyone’s time in the process. Those in the front rows of the press conferences or press briefings, have ‘priority’ or some kind of honor and that proves that this is all a sham. CNN or Fox should have no more airtime in the press briefing than the day pass reporter in the back of the room.

Regarding Food: We have a National Security Crisis. We are systematically being deprived of the right and ability to feed our nation. I have previously covered the danger from the GMO crop industry threatening our ability to feed ourselves. But there are more dangers: People are having their gardens torn out by city officials because of ‘zoning laws’. People are being forced to poison their crops with fluoridated water, and prohibited from gathering water on their own property to water their gardens. People in our country are prohibited from selling their own produce from their own property.

Gold Price is: $1292.20

Silver Price is: $17.12

Bitcoin is: $ 4379.89

Euro is: $1.20

Breaking: Harvey Update:

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard on Monday, bringing the number of deployed Guardsmen to 12,000 as floodwaters in the Houston area continue to rise and more people evacuate growing flood zones.

The move quadruples the 3,000 Texas Guard personnel already working to help residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, as the subsequent tropical storm continues to drop water over Houston and the region.

The Texas National Guard is working closely with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and federal troops to respond urgently to the growing needs of Texans who have fallen victim to Hurricane Harvey, and the activation of the entire Guard will assist in the efforts already under way,” Abbott said in a statement.

As of Monday morning, rescue teams from the Texas National Guard, the Coast Guard and other state-controlled agencies have responded to more than 3,000 cases and rescued about 1,500 people – 300 by air and 1,200 in rescue boats, said Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson, the Coast Guard spokesman in Houston.

The Texas Coast Guard, working with other civilian agencies, has 25 helicopters involved in the response effort – 18 from the Coast Guard and the rest from Customs & Border Protection and the Department of Public Safety. On the way: 22 helicopters – nine Coast Guard, eight Navy and five more from Customs.

Nine flood-response punt teams, operating 21 flat-bottomed rescue boats, are deployed in the Houston area and eight teams are on the way with more boats, he said.

EVACUATION ORDERS OR NOT?

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/546186289/in-victoria-texas-mayor-says-many-residents-ignored-mandatory-evacuation-order

The Mayor told people to shelter in place as opposed to being on the road while the hurricane hit. He only did that because SO FEW OBEYED THE MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS ISSUED UP UNTIL THAT POINT. SO RATHER THAN HAVING PEOPLE IN CARS TRYING TO DRIVE IN THIS STORM, HE SAID STAY PUT. Duhhhhhh

This Hurricane looks as natural as the storms that have happened before the invention of HAARP. Katrina? Yeah that was a freak and unnatural storm. Same is true of the hurricane that was destined to hit the east coast on 9-11-2001, that right angle sudden bounce off, was NOT Natural. This Harvey is a normal storm. People forget that these kinds of storms were normal up until 150 years ago. Today we are alarmed at the normal storms and utterly forget that people didn’t live on the beaches way back when. Why, because of huge storms like this. Shaking my damn head!

Chris Everard is posting important things on Facebook about this chemical cloud:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203649393511320&set=a.1179223136677.19518.1711111543&type=3

The BBC are lying saying it is a cloud of CHLORINE released “at Beachy head” THERE IS NO CHEMICAL PLANT at Beachy Head – it came from FRANCE – FRANCE – FRANCE: Directly opposite Beachy Head on the English Channel there are a DOZEN FRENCH NUCLEAR REACTORS

MSM finally reports the truth on Antifa! But you have to have a subscription to see this news. So are they only lying to the people who read for free?

Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/28/black-clad-antifa-attack-right-wing-demonstrators-in-berkeley/?utm_term=.a75426ce02c8

Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

Berkeley demonstrations turn violent

Left-wing counterprotesters clashed with right-wing protesters and Trump supporters on Aug. 27 in Berkeley, Calif. Violence erupted when a small group of masked antifa and anarchists attacked right-wing demonstrators. (The Washington Post)

Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.

Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering.

Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed, “Fascist go home!”

All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults. Berkeley Police’s Lt. Joe Okies told The Washington Post the rally resulted in “13 arrests on a range of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a police officer, and various Berkeley municipal code violations.”

And although the anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned “No to Marxism in America” rally, Sunday’s confrontation marked another street brawl between opposing ends of the political spectrum — violence that has become a regular feature of the Trump years and gives signs of spiraling upward, particularly in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville.

I applaud the more than 7,000 people who came out today to peacefully oppose bigotry, hatred and racism that we saw on display in Charlottesville,” Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said in a statement. ” … However, the violence that small group of protesters engaged in against residents and the police, including throwing smoke bombs, is unacceptable. Fighting hate with hate does not work and only makes each side more entrenched in their ideological camps.”

In February, 150 similarly black-clad agitators caused $100,000 worth of damage when they smashed through Berkeley protesting a University of California at Berkeley speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Portland, Ore., has been the scene of street battles between antifa members and white nationalists this summer. White nationalist Richard Spencer was sucker-punched by a protester in a January video that went viral. And Inauguration Day 2017 in Washington, D.C., was marked by violence when masked protesters burned vehicles, smashed windows and clashed with police, leading to 231 arrests.

On Sunday, police in Berkeley maintained a strict perimeter around the area in the beginning of the afternoon, including enforcing an emergency city rule outlawing sticks and other potential weapons from the park. Fifty officers were spread out at the area’s four entrances, according to the Daily Californian.

But antifa protesters — armed with sticks and shields and clad in shin pads and gloves — largely routed the security checks and by 1:30 p.m. police reportedly left the security line at the Center Street and Milvaia Street entrance to the park. Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood told the AP the decision was strategic — a confrontation was sure to spark more violence between the protesters and police.

No need for a confrontation over a grass patch,” Greenwood said.

Joey Gibson was among the right-wing activists assaulted Sunday. Gibson, the leader of the Oregon-based Patriot Prayer group, had planned to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Crissy Field Beach. Gibson previously told the L.A. Times his group was not “white supremacist” but “feared that extreme or racist figures might try to co-opt his event.”

Yet, as with other planned right-wing events in the wake of Charlottesville, Saturday’s rally drew controversy in the San Francisco area, with one group stockpiling dog feces to lay at the scene on Saturday.

Last Friday, Gibson canceled the event because of the mounting pressure. “It doesn’t seem safe; a lot of people’s lives are going to be in danger tomorrow,” he told Unite America First.

Attention shifted to Sunday’s “No to Marxism in America” event. However, last week, that event’s organizer, Amber Cummings, also signaled the event was off due to the growing tensions. “I stress I DO NOT WANT ANYONE COMING and if they do you will be turned away, I’m sorry for this but I want this event to happen peacefully and I do not want to risk anyone getting harmed by terrorists,” Cummings wrote online, according to NBC Bay Area.

Thousands of counter-protesters showed up at a right-wing rally in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 27, to counter-protest peacefully. About 100 masked, black-clad antifa and anarchists stormed over police barricades and attacked at least five right-wing demonstrators. (Reuters)

On Sunday, Cummings reportedly did not appear for her event, and anti-hate marchers far outnumbered the right-wing element that did make an appearance, the AP reported.

Although Gibson was reportedly seen being taken into custody, on Sunday the Patriot Prayer Facebook page stated “Joey is NOT in jail, and has NOT been arrested. He was cuffed and released after being shoved through the police line.” Gibson did not reply to a Facebook message seeking comment.

We’re just puzzled as to why people consider violence a valid tactic,” Berkeley resident Kristin Leiumkuhler, 60, told SFGate. She, like others, had turned out with neighbors for a peaceful rally but left when things got ugly. “We felt disappointed and surprised by how many people were not in any way discreet about being with antifa — in fact being very bold and prepared to be violent.”

Opium The Black Hole of Afghanistan

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hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)

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oxycodone and naloxone (Targiniq ER)

Your doctor can prescribe most of these drugs to take by mouth. Fentanyl is available in a patch. A patch allows the medication to be absorbed through the skin.

Making a living in a post-conflict society is challenging. In Afghanistan, where agricultural and export markets are limited, cultivating poppy plants is among the limited sources of income available to locals.

https://muftah.org/growing-saffron-afghanistan/#.WaQAKibluUk

Poppy plants are used to produce opium, which feeds the global heroin trade. For Afghan farmers, selling poppy plants is lucrative. In comparison with other crops, such as cotton or corn, farmers can quadruple their income by selling poppy.

In an effort to stem the drug trade, the Afghan government, with support from the international community, has been actively working to curb poppy production, which is illegal in the country. The Afghan government, along with international aid agencies, has, instead, been promoting saffron as an equally lucrative alternative to poppy production.

So far, these efforts have not shifted agricultural production away from the poppy plant. Estimates indicate that, in Afghanistan, about 1,500 hectares are used to grow saffron, while183,000 hectares are used to grow poppy. This means that Afghan farmers are using about 122 times the amount of land to grow the opium-producing plant, as compared to saffron.

Unsurprisingly, poppy cultivation levels are also on the rise. Between 2015 and 2016, cultivation increased by 10% and average yield per hectare increased by 30%. The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium reports that “Afghan farmers have clearly in general not seen saffron as much of an alternative to opium poppy.”

There are two major reasons why Afghan farmers have not adopted saffron more widely. First, the plant requires large capital investment and creates “significant returns” only after two years of planting. For poor farmers, without substantial savings, planting poppy is not a viable economic alternative.

Second, although saffron producers’ associations provide inputs, like credit, to encourage the plant’s production, there has been little effort to raise awareness about Afghan saffron in international markets. Bashir Ahmad Rashidi, head of the National Union of Saffron Growers of Afghanistan, says, “We have very few contracts through which farmers can officially export saffron, but it is individually exported to India, Dubai, and Turkey.” Without strong marketing efforts, there is little international or local demand for Afghan saffron, which discourages small farmers from growing saffron. In contrast, farmers receive substantial support for growing poppy, including receiving credit from opium traders.

To make saffron a truly viable alternative to poppy production, there will need to be more extensive reforms, like increased vocational training for farmers on how to grow saffron and stronger marketing efforts to increase local and international demand. Until then, poppy cultivation will continue to dominate Afghanistan.

We can guess what party affiliation this judge has, the following 2 articles on this federal judge, may be considered ‘judicial activism’, but I think it is more ego and greed at play than activism.

A federal judge’s husband was buying private prison stock as she was putting immigrants behind bars.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/24/1692867/-A-federal-judge-s-husband-was-buying-prison-stock-as-she-was-putting-immigrants-behind-bars

2008 Postville, Iowa, immigration raid that resulted in the arrests of nearly 400 immigrant workers remains one of the largest—and cruelest—raids in U.S. history. Women locked themselves in restrooms to hide while others ran into nearby cornfields to escape federal immigration agents. Families were broken and torn apart as frantic parents called friends to beg them to watch over their children. “They rounded us up toward the middle like a bunch of chickens,” recalled one worker, among the many transported to Waterloo for processing at a converted fairground.

There, hundreds of these undocumented immigrant workers were convicted to months in federal prison in a subsequent “judicial assembly line” that immigrant rights leader Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) called “a cattle auction, not a criminal prosecution in the United States of America.” It was a “cattle auction” overseen by chief judge of the Northern District of Iowa Linda R. Reade who, according to an investigation from Mother Jones, was sentencing immigrants as her husband was purchasing stock in private prison companies:

Yet amid the national attention, one fact didn’t make the news: Before and after the raid, Reade’s husband owned stock in two private prison companies, and he bought additional prison stock five days before the raid, according to Reade’s financial disclosure forms. Ethics experts say these investments were inappropriate and may have violated the Code of Conduct for United States Judges.

Reade’s husband bought between $30,000 and $100,000 worth of additional CCA and GEO Group stock five days before the Postville raid, according to her financial disclosure forms. When he sold his prison stocks about five months later, they were collectively worth between $65,000 and $150,000. He bought more CCA stock in November 2008 and more GEO Group stock in March 2009 and held them until February 2011. (A request for Reade’s financial disclosures from 2013 to the present has not yet been fulfilled.) Reade’s disclosure forms show that she and her husband did not buy any other stocks during the month of the raid.

I don’t think a judge who handles criminal cases should ever be buying and selling stocks in private prisons,” says Richard Flamm, an ethics expert on judicial disqualification. “And of course, if her spouse does it, it’s functionally the same thing.”

According to emails and memos from Immigration and Customs Enforcement later obtained by the defense attorneys, Reade repeatedly met with immigration officials and federal prosecutors in the months before the bust. In March 2008, Reade attended a meeting with officials from the US Attorney’s Office where “parties discussed an overview of charging strategies,” according to ICE memoranda cited in court documents. She learned that about 700 arrests were anticipated and, in the words of an ICE memo, “indicated full support for the initiative.” (Reade later denied expressing personal support for the raid.)

After these meetings, Reade and other court officials created “scripts” for the post-raid hearings that included model plea bargains for the as-yet uncharged defendants. “What I found most astonishing,” one defense attorney later wrote to a member of the House Judiciary Committee, “is that apparently Chief Judge Reade had already ratified these deals prior to one lawyer even talking to his or her client.” Camayd-Freixas says that although there were several judges at the hearings, “The entire proceedings were scripted” by Reade and court clerks.

Today, dozens of people who were sentenced by Reade while her husband owned prison stock remain behind bars,” notes the Mother Jones investigation. “According to the US Sentencing Commission, the Northern District of Iowa, where Reade sits, sends a significantly higher proportion of defendants to prison, and with longer sentences, than the national average.” It’s an egregious example of prison profiteering at the expense of black and brown bodies, which is only expected to skyrocket as Donald Trump ramps up his mass deportation force. The New York Times earlier this year:

The worse the news for immigrants and their lawyers, the better it has been for the two companies. When a member of the Trump administration issues a memo or executive order, gives a speech or tweets about the crackdown on immigrants, shares of the two companies rise: Since the election, CoreCivic’s stock price has climbed 120 percent, and Geo’s has gained 80 percent.

Already in 2017, CoreCivic is up about 30 percent; Geo has gained about 20 percent. “We are strongly opposed to the Trump administration policies on immigration,” said Carl Takei, staff lawyer for the A.C.L.U.’s national prison project. “But those policies are great for these companies.”

Some of the opinions from the experts who talked to Mother Jones seem to be divided. Richard Painter, a former chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, said that “there’s a significant likelihood she violated the ethics provisions if she didn’t take any steps to address” her husband’s conflicts. Amanda Frost, American University law professor, said that while prison investments are “something that makes me squirm, but not something I think is a violation of the ethics rule,” she also admitted that “it just looks bad if we know that a judge is making money from a business where she is sending people to serve time.”

Yes, it looks pretty bad, to say the least. But in an era where White House corruption is off the charts, it shouldn’t be any surprise Reade is still in her powerful position:

In January, Reade was honored for her decade of service as the top federal judge in Iowa’s Northern District at a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids. She remains on the bench and has a lifetime tenure.

New federal judge in Iowa accused of acting as “prosecutor-in-chief” at sentencing

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2013/06/new-federal-judge-in-iowa-accused-of-acting-as-prosecutor-in-chief-at-sentencing.html

June 5, 2013 Stephanie_M_Rose_US_Attorney

The Des Moines Register has this notable new article discussing some unseemly sentencing-related conduct by a new federal judge (and former federal prosecutor) in Iowa.

Here are the basics:

One of Iowa’s most prominent federal judges is accused of improperly playing the role of “prosecutor-in-chief” in criminal cases by ordering the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide evidence that can result in longer prison sentences, court records show.

U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose has complained to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt that his prosecutors aren’t providing her with information that can be used to extend prison sentences, according to a Des Moines Register review of emails that are part of a court case and were recently unsealed.

Court transcripts show Rose, a former prosecutor who is now in her first year on the bench, has clashed with prosecutors over that issue in at least three criminal cases this year.

In a case involving convicted drug dealer Bryan Holm, Rose ordered prosecutors to provide evidence that could extend Holm’s prison sentence on a weapons charge. When they refused, citing a plea agreement they had signed, Rose called a police officer to the stand, questioned the officer herself and imposed a sentence that was two to three years longer than what prosecutors had contemplated.

Rose then sent prosecutors an email comparing herself to the comic book superhero the Hulk, saying there was “a lesson” there for attorneys: “You won’t like me when I’m angry.”

Holm’s attorney, Dean Stowers, says in court papers his client was “caught in the crossfire” between Rose and federal prosecutors who refused to do her bidding. Stowers, who is appealing Holm’s sentence, says the Hulk email “tends to support the view that there is a price to be paid” if prosecutors don’t take her advice.

Any defendant, including Mr. Holm, would be particularly alarmed by such judicial advocacy in seeking to enhance his sentence,” Stowers wrote in court filings. “Most defendants have a hard enough time defending against the prosecuting attorney. … They at least should expect the judge will not be assuming the role of prosecutor-in-chief,” he wrote.

Rose, who at 40 is the nation’s youngest federal judge, declined to comment on the matter, as did Stowers and Klinefeldt. But in court papers, Rose has characterized Stowers’ allegations about her conduct as “inaccurate, at best, and deliberately misleading, at worst.” She has also described her emails to prosecutors as “entirely appropriate, generic contact.”

The Code of Conduct for federal judges states that generally a judge should not initiate, permit, or consider “ex parte communications” — that is, communications directed to only one party in a case — except for scheduling, administrative, or emergency purposes, and only if the communication doesn’t address substantive matters. And, according to the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Code of Conduct, a judge shouldn’t “provide guidance on the ins-and-outs of practice” before the judge’s court or “provide direct assistance in a given case.”

Rose has served as a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Iowa for nine months. She served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa from November 2009 through August 2012. In that role, she was occasionally accused of being too aggressive in the prosecution of some cases, including that of the former plant manager of Agriprocessors in Postville.

The emails from Rose to Klinefeldt, who has been Iowa’s top Southern District prosecutor since 2009, came to light last week…. The emails — signed by “Steph” and addressed to “Nick” — show that in January, Rose wrote to Klinefeldt and said she was “growing increasingly frustrated” with “a few global issues” regarding the way his office conducted business. In her emails, Rose asked Klinefeldt for a meeting. Klinefeldt responded, “Absolutely.”

Most of the issues cited by Rose deal with what she considered minor errors or inconsistencies in the way prosecutors worded various pleadings or briefs. But Rose also questioned the prosecutors’ reluctance to provide information that could be used to lengthen prison sentences. She wrote: “I’m troubled by your office’s occasional refusal to provide relevant discovery information to the United States Probation Office. I’m baffled by similar refusals to provide relevant sentencing information to me.”

Rose specifically cited the prosecutors’ refusal to provide information on the use of a firearm in a recent drug-trafficking case involving Devon Braet — information that could have been used to increase Braet’s sentence. She also cited a case involving John Paul Bowers, who was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. In that case, prosecutors didn’t offer any witnesses or evidence to support a longer sentence based on information that the gun in question was stolen.

At Bowers’ sentencing, Rose expressed frustration with prosecutors, saying, “I need more information from the government on why it’s not producing the witnesses that it’s not producing. … Frankly, my inclination, if I don’t get any other information, is to vary upward to the maximum (sentence), and I don’t know that that’s fair to Mr. Bowers. … I’m just completely baffled by the government’s position, frankly.”

Confederate flag sales surge after Charlottesville violence

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/27/confederate-flag-sales-surge-after-charlottesville-violence.html

Business is once again booming for the rebel flag.

The owner of Alabama Flag & Banner, likely the last remaining U.S. retailer to sell the Confederate flag, said that sales surged after the violent protests two weeks ago in Charlottesville.

Everybody’s got a different reason [for buying Confederate flags],” store owner Belinda Kennedy told AL.com. “By and large, I think people are afraid they may not be able to get it one day.”

American flag makers stopped producing Confederate flags two years ago after a surge in orders following white supremacist Dylann Roof’s rampage at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that resulted in the death of nine black churchgoers.

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS REMOVES CONFEDERATE FLAG, REVERSING EARLIER DECISION

Walmart and Amazon stopped selling Confederate flags shortly thereafter, as well.

Kennedy’s shop became the go-to manufacturer for hundreds of smaller U.S. retailers. The store’s online orders also boomed.

When you’ve got people like the Ku Klux Klan and these neo-Nazi groups, the white supremacists, when they hijack the flag, that should be a crime because that’s not what the flag is about.” Kennedy told WGN9. “But that’s what makes people so vehemently, adamantly opposed to the flag.”

Depending on the amount of labor involved, Kennedy sells her Confederate flags for anywhere from $38.50 to $200.

Although Kennedy does not see herself as a crusader for the Confederate cause, she told AL.com that she does not accept that the flag, or monuments, are anything more than a symbol of heritage or history.

When we start trying to rewrite our history, we are forgetting our history,” she told AL.com. “Does anybody really think by taking down monuments and renaming mountains and taking down Confederate flags, that we are really going to see racism end? That’s not going to fix it. That comes from inside of people.”

Chemical emergency spurs ‘take cover’ order in La Porte, Texas

https://www.rt.com/usa/401224-la-porte-texas-chemical-emergency/

An all-clear notice has gone out after a chemical leak emergency prompted orders for La Porte, Shoreacres, and Baytown, Texas residents to take cover and turn off air conditioning and heating systems. This, as the Lone Star State deals with the needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“The chemical release has been contained and the Shelter in Place has been canceled,” Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced Monday evening.

Hours earlier, the chemical anhydrous hydrogen chloride, which can cause eye, throat and nasal irritation, according to La Porte police, had leaked from a pipeline.

The shelter in place order covered areas around State Highways 146 and 225. Deer Park is not affected by the order, according to KTRK.

“Close all doors and windows and turn off heating or cooling systems,” an emergency La Porte city notice said. “Stay off the phone so you can receive updates from Emergency Officials.”

Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management issued an emergency message saying the La Porte Fire Department was “working on a leak from a pipeline in the area of HWY 225 and HWY 146.”

A chemical spill at a Valero plant is the reported source of the emergency, according to KPRC.

La Porte police responded to the spill, KPRC reported.

La Porte is about 26 miles east of Houston and has a population of approximately 35,000.

 

Trump to undo Obama’s ban on arming police with ‘surplus’ military gear – media

https://www.rt.com/usa/401164-trump-police-military-weapons/

US President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to undo Barack Obama’s order and lift a ban on arming local US police with war-fighting equipment, including grenade launchers and heavy armored vehicles.

The ban was imposed in 2015 following violent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Documents seen by USA Today and the Associated Press (AP) say Trump is planning to reverse Barack Obama’s executive order banning local police agencies from receiving militarized gear and equipment.

It included grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, as well as heavy firearms and ammunition of .50-caliber or greater.

The move would revive “the full scope of a longstanding program for recycling surplus, lifesaving gear from the Department of Defense, along with restoring the full scope of grants used to purchase this type of equipment from other sources,” reads an administration document reportedly delivered to some law enforcement agencies.

Assets that would otherwise be scrapped can be re-purposed to help state, local and tribal law enforcement better protect public safety and reduce crime,” it adds.

Obama’s directive that he signed back in 2015 covered military-style equipment from being re-purposed from army arsenals to America’s local police departments.

The deployment of such equipment, Obama maintained at the time, would make the police look like an “occupying force,” creating mistrust and frustration towards law enforcement officers.

We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said after announcing the ban in 2015.

Obama’s ban came on the back of public outrage sparked by police conduct during the 2014 unrest in Ferguson, where heavily-armed officers confronted protesters for days following the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white policeman.

At some point, armored personnel carriers marked SWAT appeared in the area, with officers in green military-style uniforms pointing their rifles at men and women who scattered into side streets.

The documents indicate Trump’s order would prioritize public safety over the appearance of intimidating, military-type equipment. The files reportedly describe much of the gear as “defensive in nature” meant to protect officers while on duty.

Advocates of the Trump’s initiative also argue police departments are in acute need of protective gear and more potent weapons allowing them to respond to high-risk calls, including shooting sprees and terrorist attacks.

READ MORE: Battlefield USA: American police ‘excessively militarized’ – ACLU study

However, critics denounce it as creating even more cracks between wary ethnic communities and the authorities. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said on Sunday that it is “exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible” for the administration to lift the ban, according to AP.

Just a few summers ago, our nation watched as Ferguson raised the specter of increased police militarization. The law enforcement response there and in too many places across the country demonstrated how perilous, especially for Black and Brown communities, a militarized police force can be,” the group said.

Trump’s initiative is likely to escalate racial tensions “in the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville and against a backdrop of frayed relations between police and communities of color,” it added.

Re-act-ers, Plane Truth Alarm WhistleBlower Charles Shi 20170816 Show Notes

Tune in as a Six-Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer interviews a man who witnessed a great fraud in the aviation industry.

Re-act-ers Plane Truth Alarm WhistleBlower Charles Shi

 

https://faaoversightextraordinaryairsafetythreat.wordpress.com/blog/

 

 

Opposing Sides Expected To Show Up For Coolidge Park Rally Thursday Night; Some Urged To “Bring Your Guns”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chattanooga Police said they will be closely monitoring an organized rally at Coolidge Park on Thursday that may draw some of the same opposing sides that clashed – with deadly result – in Charlottesville, Va.

The rally is set for 7:30 p.m. and initially was in memory of a woman who was killed in the angry Virginia confrontation that initially began over a decision to tear down a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The group Full Communism is urging its members to come from far and wide to attend the Chattanooga rally.

At the same time, those in support of a Mojo Burrito employee who was fired for attending the rally are also expected to be present.

One Internet site urges those with conceal carry permits to “bring your guns.”

Police officials said, “The Chattanooga Police Department is aware and will be present at the organized rally in Coolidge Park on Thursday.

“As our community members go about their day enjoying our waterfront, spending time with their families, expressing their views or simply appreciating all that our great city offers, the Chattanooga Police Department will continue in its mission to keep our community safe.

“The Chattanooga Police Department will have additional patrols in the area of the park and will dedicate more manpower if needed.”

Trump Report: Trump is still pissing off everyone. Now Trump shuts down 2 jobs councils amid wave of CEO departures. Trump disbands councils amid criticism over Charlottesville

President Trump announced Wednesday he is shutting down two jobs councils, amid a wave of resignations by executives in the wake of the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville.

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” he wrote on Twitter.

The head of United Technologies Greg Hayes announced his resignation minutes after the president’s announcement.

And minutes before Trump’s tweet, Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison announced her departure, specifically citing the president’s controversial remarks at Trump Tower a day earlier.

Six others had resigned from the council since Saturday. Thulin and Morrison, though, were the first to bolt since Trump held his defiant press conference Tuesday defending his original statements on Charlottesville and attacking the “alt-left” for their alleged role in the clashes. 

The president said “both sides” share blame, while still condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

MillStone Report:

Abortion insurance in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott, last week, signed a bill that will require Texas women to pay an extra health insurance premium for non-emergency abortions, one of three abortion-related items the governor placed on lawmakers’ agendas for the special session.

“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” Abbott said in a news release. “I am grateful to the Texas Legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”

Opponents are accusing Texas of requiring women to buy ‘rape insurance’. Using scandalous phrases, and extreme rhetoric, they are trying to shoot down HB 214.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-texas-permanently-bans-taxpayer-funding-of-abortion

A bill requiring Texas women to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what opponents have dubbed “rape insurance” — is close to becoming law.

The Senate gave early approval to House Bill 214, which requires women to pay an additional insurance premium if they want their health plan to cover abortions performed outside of medical emergencies. It does not include exceptions for instances of fetal abnormalities, rape or incest.

The measure, which passed on a 20-10 vote, is one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s three abortion-related priorities for the special legislative session. After final approval in the Senate, it will go to Abbott for his consideration. (Update, Aug. 13: The bill passed the Senate and now goes to the governor’s desk.)

A second abortion bill, which requires physicians and health care facilities to report more details about abortion complications to the state, cleared both chambers Friday.

Republicans who support the bill said opponents of abortion should not have to subsidize the procedure through their insurance plans.

“This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion,” state Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, the bill’s author, said during the debate in the House.

As they did when a similar measure passed the Senate earlier in the session, Democrats attempted to amend the bill to include exceptions for fetal abnormalities, rape and incest. They said that no woman can anticipate needing to have an abortion, and that the measure would hurt low-income women the most.

“No woman plans to have an abortion and certainly no one can plan to be raped, no woman can plan to be sexually assaulted by someone she knows in her own family,” said state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, adding that the bill would force women to buy insurance against incest and rape.

Ben Carson says his home was vandalized with ‘hateful rhetoric about President Trump’

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/16/ben-carson-says-his-home-was-vandalized-with-hateful-rhetoric-about-president-trump.html

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson revealed Wednesday that his Virginia home was recently vandalized with “hateful rhetoric about President Trump.”

More recently our home in Virginia along with that of a neighbor was vandalized by people who also wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump,” Carson wrote on his Facebook page. “We were out of town, but other kind, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned.”

Carson posted the anecdote as part of his response to the “racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend.”

FBI has ‘reopened’ case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/16/fbi-has-reopened-case-on-search-for-lynch-clinton-tarmac-meeting-records.html

The FBI has “reopened” its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News.

American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the development a “positive sign,” in an interview Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”

Sekulow said the FBI sent him a letter saying it had reopened his Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the June 2016 meeting. At first, the FBI and DOJ said they did not have documents detailing the tarmac meet-up, before recently releasing a batch of emails. They are now searching for more records.

While we appreciate that the FBI has ‘reopened’ the case file and is now ‘searching’ for documents responsive to our duly submitted FOIA request from more than a year ago, it stretches the bounds of credulity to suggest that the FBI bureaucracy just discovered that ‘potentially responsive’ records ‘may exist’ on its own accord,” Sekulow said in a written statement

Charles Shi will be joining us today and talking about Counterfeiting Aircraft parts and his blowing the whistle on the Company, the FAA, the DOJ. Do not miss a minute of this interview. If you know a pilot, call him up and get him to listen to this interview. All who know metallurgy also need to hear this. All who use airplanes need to know this information! Call them up, get them to tune in. They can listen in, on the phone, on their devices, on iHeart. Rouse them up.

Guest Charles Shi

He has given much documentation on this and it can be found on http://www.quantumconnections.net/?p=324

http://www.quantumconnections.net/?p=402

https://faaoversightextraordinaryairsafetythreat.wordpress.com/blog/

Charles (Chaosheng) Shi. a Chinese National, formerly employed by the Aircraft Group of Moog Inc. as East Asia Supply Chain Manager. Served in that position for 10 years between 2006/09-2016/01. Since January 13, 2016, he acted as a whistle blower to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) on an extraordinarily significant aircraft safety matter.

He submitted FAA Safety Hotline compelling objective evidence obtained from investigating the Chinese supplier Suzhou New Hongji (NHJ) substituted 3 lots of approved raw material with over 700 pieces for a production order of some 1000 pieces of Moog machined parts.

 

Interview on You tube:

 

 

Whistleblower: A Matter Of Extraordinary Aircraft Safety Threat Part Two

Tonight we are interviewing Charles Shi, WhistleBlower, with crucial information of bad quality parts.  All the plane wrecks we have heard about must have a cause. We think this is it.
7pm Eastern
http://tfrlive.com/listen-live
 
Be sure to read this post for a background.  I have much more information to give.  The problem is the safety of witnesses cannot be assured until the Federal Government protects them.
 

This alert is being sent to airlines worldwide.

A Grave FAA oversight on an extraordinary air safety threat- FAA Case #EWB16590

Background at:

Boeing was telling concerned parties with this message below which is rather misleading to those airlines and pilots who don’t have the first hand information on the FAA fatal oversight.

”The safety of the flying public is our primary concern, and we take all such allegations seriously. The FAA investigated these allegations per their process. The supplier, working with Boeing, took corrective actions on two issues and FAA confirmed they had been addressed. I would refer additional questions to the FAA and Moog.”

One of the allegtion with violation substantiated by FAA was illegaly outsurcing Moog parts by the Chinese Counterfeiter supplier NHJ. FAA accepted Moog lie saying only first operation of 1 part was outsourced, the fact was total 11 part numbers, thousands of piece parts were already outsourced without Moog knowledge before I whistleblew to Moog management even before August 2015.

The other allegation with violation substantiated was concerning 4 part number of safety sensitive parts for B777 spoiler. these parts were not baked after cadmiumn plating which were causing embrittlement that may cause plane to crash when landing. FAA accepted Moog lie these parts are hald baked while I was the investigator myself and provided FAA objective evidence no baking at all. there were 273 pcs unbaked parts on B777 spoilers even today, No replacement due to FAA oversight.

Other more serious allegations of my whistleblowing was simply oversighted by FAA making this matter an unprecedented scam in aviation history.

One particular Single point of failure part for B737 spoiler controlling landing and take off were caught being massively counterfeited by the organized Chinese counterfeiter compromising some 500 B737. No single piece of safety critical fake parts was ordered removal by FAA so far.

For interested professionals, please contact:

Charles Shi

Skpye: charles20160318
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Twitter: charlesshi888
Charles Shi
 
 
 

2 Rebuttal to 2 FAA Investigation Report-20170727 redacted

2 A Matter Of FAA Oversight-2017-07-04press