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  • "You Don't Have To Remember. Just Do As I Say." (Swamp Mafia)

    03/18/2018 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Godfather II ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | Various
    This video segment taken from Godfather II (screenplay written by Francis Ford Coppola and original Godfather novel author Mario Puzo) like so many segments of Puzo's work, cuts close to the truth, maybe a little too close. The Modus Operandi that criminal syndicates use is to frame a target with a crime and then control that target for the rest of their life unless they commit suicide which is not uncommon. At time 2:25 the aim is clear, "You don't have to remember. Just do as I say." The mobsters frame the target in a crime and then they offer...
  • How McConnell and Chao used political power to make their family rich

    03/18/2018 6:46:39 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 17, 2018 | Larry Getlen
    Peter Schweizer, who delved into the Clinton Foundation’s dealings in 2016’s “Clinton Cash,” has turned his sights to the money-making machinations of DC’s political elite. His new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” — due out Tuesday from Harper Collins — exposes how politicians engage in “corruption by proxy” by exploiting family and business ties to enrich themselves and their relatives. Here, The Post’s Larry Getlen details the book’s revelations on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, ex-Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and others: In 2004, current Senate...
  • No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

    03/17/2018 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | March 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last week the National League of Cities hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. where a couple thousand mayors and other municipal leaders from around the nation met to address various challenges facing their home towns in 2018. You can debate the usefulness of such confabs all you like, but the concept of shared experiences and an opportunity to develop solutions among local leaders surely has some value. Getting a bit carried away with the concept, however, was Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. So impressed was he with some of the ideas which came out of the meeting that...

    03/17/2018 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 57 replies
    Self ^ | 3/17/2018 | Dick Bachert
    Sorry to spoil your St. Patrick's Day week-end, but I believe most of you good folks who read my stuff would want to know that the DEEP STATE (Shadow Government, Swamp, whatever) has been IDENTIFIED in the video at the link. DO NOT be put off by the 1 hour length: The producer put the RED MEAT in the first 10 to 20 minutes! Speaking of "red", that's the color you will see as you watch. This was posted on 3/16/18. Urge you to watch it ASAP before the Google Gestapo finds and scrubs it! You will learn that the...
  • FBI’s Andrew McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

    03/16/2018 8:10:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/16/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire. Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe...
  • Former FBI Dep. Director: "’re going to see some pure TNT come out in this IG report.”…

    03/16/2018 5:48:44 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 69 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | sundance
    Former FBI Deputy Director Chris Swecker appeared for an interview with Harris Faulker to discuss the issues surrounding the IG and OPR recommendation that Asst. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe needs to be fired. Mr. Swecker notes his opinion the Inspector General report will likely be explosive: “I think you’re going to see some pure TNT come out of this IG report.” Video Below: Former @FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker; “I think you’re going to see some pure TNT come out in this IG report.” — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 16, 2018
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

    03/16/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 3/16/18 | Robert Donachie
    Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security. When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem. When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem. What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans,” the aide told...
  • Collapsed FIU Bridge Was Funded by Federal Grant Program Criticized for Shoddy...

    03/16/2018 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 64 replies
    REASON Free minds and Free Markets ^ | Mar. 15, 2018 5:05 pm | Christian Britschgi
    .., Politicized Review Process. The TIGER grant program has come under fire for putting politics ahead of technical concerns.....The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University's Miami-Dade campus today, killing several people, was funded with $11.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The TIGER program has come under repeated fire for awarding money based on politics rather than merit......Members of Florida's congressional delegation publicly lauded the TIGER award to FIU. "Thanks to this TIGER funding, FIU students will be able to walk from their student housing to class through a pedestrian...
  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    A P ^ | March 16, 2018
    Full Title: Obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriff Todd Entrekin to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep “excess” inmate-feeding funds for themselves. Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made “more than $250,000” each of the past three years through the funds. The sheriff’s annual salary is more than $93,000. He...
  • SEC accuses Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes of ‘massive fraud’

    03/14/2018 1:00:56 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/14/18 | Kevin Dugan
    Elizabeth Holmes — the Silicon Valley wunderkind whose blood-testing startup Theranos has collapsed in a slew of scandals — has been charged with “massive fraud” by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC on Wednesday accused Theranos CEO Holmes and a top lieutenant of defrauding investors of more than $700 million through false claims about its blood-testing technology. Theranos and 34-year-old Holmes ran “an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance,” according to the SEC. While Theranos had said it was on track to make $100 million by...
  • Look Homeward, 'Change Agents'

    03/14/2018 8:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Here is my homework assignment for all the fist-clenching, gun control-demanding teenagers walking out of classrooms this week (and next week and next month) to protest school shootings: Ask not what the rest of the country can do for your local school's safety; ask what your local school boards and superintendents have been failing to do for you. Chances are, the adults closest to you -- those most directly responsible for your security -- have been shirking their primary duties, squandering scarce resources and deflecting blame. Yes, it's glamorous and exciting to appear on "The Ellen Show," rub elbows with...
  • Dem. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Text Sex Scandal Won't Be Investigated by Denver City Council

    03/14/2018 6:43:36 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 13 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza's call for an investigation over improper texts that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent to Denver police detective Leslie Branch-Wise when she was a member of his security detail circa 2011-2012 is not being echoed by other members of the panel. The Denver City Council has now issued a joint statement that essentially shrugs off the need for such an inquiry while calling for greater transparency related to any assertions of sexual harassment by officials. Yet the information that led to this decision was dispensed at a closed-door meeting, during executive session
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • Dick Morris: Why Isn’t Hillary Clinton Hauled Before Congress?

    03/13/2018 12:51:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies ^ | 3/12/18 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Why aren’t the House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees forcing Hillary Clinton to testify about the fraudulent anti-Donald Trump dossier that her campaign commissioned and paid for and her cronies recklessly peddled to the media and the FBI? We need to hear from Hillary — in public and under oath. Now. Because Hillary is the one person who knows all of the sordid details about the creation and dissemination of the devious document intended to humiliate Donald Trump and derail his election.
  • We're From the International Community and We're Here to Help - Greenfield

    03/12/2018 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3/10/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 We're From the International Community and We're Here to Help Posted by Daniel Greenfield >3 Comments “I've always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help,” Ronald Reagan famously said. But the most terrifying words in every other language are, “We’re from the international community and we’re here to help.” In Haitian Creole that would be, "Nou soti nan kominote entčnasyonal la e nou isit la pou ede." When an earthquake hit Haiti in ’10, everyone who was anyone in the international community quickly...
  • [Cath Caucus] German Passport and Swiss Francs. Who's in Charge Among the Knights of Malta

    03/12/2018 12:26:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 12, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Published as received.*Dear Magister,A press release from the Order of Malta a few weeks ago broke the news that "Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu", CPVG, a charitable trust set up in New Zealand that was talked about a lot last year for having had its assets frozen for about five years by the public prosecutor of Geneva, has resumed making donations. And it has earmarked the first for the Lebanese Association of the Order of Malta, headed by Marwan Sehnaoui, and for the Lebanese Foundation of the Order of Malta, also headed by Sehnaoui. The project for which the funds are...
  • Fake News? – No Way!: How The University of South Florida Duped the Department of Education

    03/12/2018 4:23:51 AM PDT · by Jacob Douglas · 8 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 2015 | Tina Jensen
    Part III. “Fake News?” – No Way! The story about the Parkland shooting, though tragic, has resulted in several positive outcomes. It has spawned journalists into action to do more investigative reporting. This three-part story covered in the past several days was investigated and is verifiable. The University of South Florida failed to report the incidents involving foreigner Abdul Quddos Hussein, who allegedly burglarized two buildings at the USF location in Tampa – the Registrar’s Office and the College of Engineering. However, the Department of Education allowed USF to get away with lying to them, thereby failing to uphold the...
  • John McCain and Angelina Jolie: America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya

    03/09/2018 2:08:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | John McCain and Angelina Jolie
    Around the world, there is profound concern that America is giving up the mantle of global leadership. Our steady retreat over the past decade has contributed to a wide array of complex global challenges — a dangerous erosion of the rule of law, gross human rights violations and the decline of the rules-based international order that was designed in the aftermath of two world wars to prevent conflict and deter mass atrocities.
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 176 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • BPD Officer Arrested by Border Patrol in Kenedy County (TX)

    03/06/2018 8:04:19 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 19 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | March 6, 2018 | Mark Reagan
    A Brownsville police officer accused of bringing and harboring undocumented immigrants appeared in federal court in Corpus Christi Tuesday morning, court documents show. Brownsville PD Officer Valerie Rivas, was arrested on Feb. 26 on the Padre Island National Seashore while being swept up in a illegal smuggling attempt that Border Patrol agents foiled over a two-day period. According to a criminal complaint, Rivas’ boyfriend of 12 years is an undocumented immigrant from Tabasco, Mexico, who was set to be smuggled from Brownsville to Victoria. The complaint says when agents arrested the person who was to pick up the immigrants, Rivas,...