Work Place Violence Incident

by Jack

Imagine for a moment you are a witness to the following incident.  A 19 year old female is working at a downtown retail store training a new employee. Her boyfriend of the last 6 months texts her and asks what she’s doing? She replies she’s at work, training a new employee. He texts, “So who is she?” She texts back, “It’s not a she – it’s a he.” The texts stop.

20 minutes later the boyfriend shows up at the store. He’s told by co-workers who know him that his girlfriend is in the back, in the break room.   He walks into the room, obviously he’s upset over something.  Apparently he wanted to  take a look at the new guy.

She becomes embarrassed by his actions and heated words are exchanged.  He tells her, “You need to quit this f—-ing place!”  But, just before leaving he grabs her by her hair and shakes her head violently.  He doesn’t threaten her directly, but his exact words are, “See you later.”   It’s safe to presume this is done to let her know they WILL talk later!   She’s not hurt, but she cries as she tried to compose herself.

Once gone a witnessing co-worker tells her, “Hey M- – -, wow, you need to dump that guy, he’s scary.  He can’t be grabbing you like that!”  Her reply is, “But I love him.”

A few more factoids: The young man in question is 25, has a clean record, but he is applying to be a police officer!  You’ve been told he owns many firearms.

What would you do, if anything?

Some options might be, but are not limited to…. report him to the local police. Tell the store manager.  Do nothing.

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Positive Developments on North Korean Front

Posted by Tina

Peace through strength. Trust but verify. These are the contexts that haveshaped policies and decisions and have been proven to bring positive results in the past. Both are being implemented in matters of national interest and security by the Trump administration. The North Korean problem is a fine example. There are those who cringe and shake when leaders dare to take a forceful defensive posture. Churchill had his critics. Reagan too when he dared to confront the Soviet Union. It follows, then, that Trump would face a similar cadre of violets and daisies wringing their hands and heading for the fallout shelters. “Rocket Man?” How wreckless…how crass!” But guess what…Kim Jong Un has backed down. He is signaling a desire to join the community of nations that prefer peace. He sent an envoy that included his sister to the Olympic Games in South Korea. He will meet with South Korea’s president next Friday for unification talks and finally a formal end to the Korean War. Talks with President Trump are in the works as well. Today the South Korean newswire reported an announcement by Kim, “from April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.” The Trump administration has applied policies and pressures inspired by the contexts of “peace through strength” and “trust but verify” and it appears to be working. The entire Trump team deserves our gratitude for their hard work.

Only time will tell the story long term. The sincerity and sanity of the N. Korean leader continues to be in question given his crazy antics and human rights abuses. Surely he is being pressured by China, a nation with designs on dominating the entire region. The last thing China wants is an upstart making trouble.

Story posted at Breitbart – National Security

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Starbucks Sensitivity Training

by Jack

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Philadelphia Starbucks incident, right? To recap, two black males asked to use the restroom. They were told by the mgr. that was for customers only. Since they were not buying anything, they were denied access. Then the two men decided to remain inside at a table for a friend who was going to meet them there. But, this was also met with “waiting inside is for customers only.” Then they refused to leave. Eventually the manager called the police who escorted them outside.

The manager declined to press charges, saying he just wanted removed. His view was Starbucks does not run a public restroom and the recent spate of people (homeless) abusing their private restroom has caused cleanup problems for the employees who try to keep them tidy… for customers. It was not a racial thing, the mgr. said.

Question, did they (Starbucks Corp) overreact by the CEO apologizing in person to the two men, then firing the manager and then shutting down all their coffee shops for 3 hours of specialized racial-bias education (sensitivity training)?

The two black men in question are now traumatized and say they were fearing for their lives. The Philadelphia Police Commission has issued an apology as well for his officers conduct in removing the two men. Question: Do you think they are really traumatized and suffering or are they looking for publicity and some payoff money?

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EPA Report: American Business and Ingenuity Credited for Reducing Harmful Emissions

Posted by Tina

Nobody does it better than inventive people in the private sector doing what they love to make life better for all of us. Take a moment to consider all of the inventions of the past 100 years and what they have meant to us. (da dah dah dah, dah dah dum…)

We don’t have to haul water or heat it on a wood stove anymore just to bathe, for instance!

The same goes for delivering cleaner air and water. It is the businesses innovators that are creating solutions to pollution. Politicians can write all the laws they want but laws do not add anything but pressure, stress, restrictions and costs…not to mention additional costs through taxation and fees. At the very worst corruption enters the picture and delivers a devastating and costly blow.

President Donald Trump and EPA Chief Scott Pruit have worked together to remove costly barriers in the energy sector. The nations global warming zealots are, of course, up in arms. But the EPA’s annual report shows that greenhouse gas emissions continue to drop:

“This report confirms the president’s critics are wrong again: one-size-fits-all regulations like the Clean Power Plan or misguided international agreements like the Paris Accord are not the solution. The U.S. has reduced greenhouse gas emissions more than any country on Earth over the last decade,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement. “American ingenuity and technological breakthroughs, not top-down government mandates, have made the U.S. the world leader in achieving energy dominance while reducing emissions — one of the great environmental successes of our time.”

Invention! Watch as we let it take flight.

Related: Scott Pruit vows that the EPA will return to it’s core mission, cleaning up pollution sights and acting as a responsible steward of the environment.

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Did Wasserman Schultz’s IT Guy Transfer Stolen Data to the Pakistan Government?

Posted by Tina

Finally there’s news about the IT guy, Imran Awan, who was paid by Debbie Wasserman Shultz even after the discovery that he and his family members had illegally accessed House servers. Turns out Awan may have transferred confidential and sensitive information to his father on a zip drive that was then handed over to official of the Pakistani government:

FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged.

Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.”

Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when a “USB [was] given to Rehman Malik by Imran’s father, my brother Abdul Razzaq was with his father.”

“After Imran’s father deliver (sic) USB to Rehman Malik, four Pakistani [government intelligence] agents were with his father 24-hour on duty to protect him,” he said. Minhas did not say what was on the USB. …

… Minhas is now in U.S. federal prison for additional fraud, and TheDCNF could not confirm whether Minhas’ claims about the USBs are true. But Minhas said the DOJ or FBI never interviewed him about the Awans, an indicator the potential for espionage may not have been explored extensively.

And then there’s this:

In the months before the election, the epicenter of the cyberbreach was the server of the House Democratic Caucus, a sister group of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Authorities said they believe Imran secretly moved all the data of more than a dozen House members’ offices onto the caucus server. … Imran and Hina have not been charged with unauthorized access to congressional data, despite an analysis of server logs by House investigators that determined that unauthorized access by Imran and Hina occurred. Three other suspects – Abid Awan, Jamal Awan and Rao Abbas – have faced no charges. … Congressmen have refused to publicly address the IG’s findings, and Wasserman Schultz’s brother is a prosecutor in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, which is handling the case.

Feeling vulnerable? You should. The Democrat Party leadership and it’s corrupted cronies in the Deep State put the lives and freedoms of Americans in danger every day. This is unacceptable.

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Dark Era of Injustice Continues – Members of Congress Call for Criminal Investigations

Posted by Tina

A letter has been sent to AG Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Hube asking that each use the powers of his office to investigate “potential violations of federal statutes” by former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI counsel Lisa Page who were all involved in the handling, or mishandling, of investigations into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, the Uranium One deal, the Clinton Foundation, and more:

“Those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American” and because of that the members want to be sure that any “potential violations of law” be “vetted appropriately,” the group of Republican lawmakers wrote.

“In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degree of zealousness that has marked the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively,” the lawmakers wrote.

I have to wonder if this letter was prepared in anticipation of a a missed deadline by the DOJ. Today marked the deadline that Rod Rosenstein was given to turn over copies of James Comey’s memos about his conversations with President Trump:

Three House Republican committee chairmen made the request in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying Comey relied on the memos to write parts of his new book.

“Now that at least the excerpts of the book are out, and it appears like there is much in the book that comes from the memos,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum Friday on “The Story.”

Rosenstein has asked for more time…of course.

James Comey announced today he’s not a Republican anymore. What took him so long…he’s acted like a partisan Democrat for some time!

Based on reporting in the Washington Times DC Whispers contends that both Republicans and Democrats think James Comey is a “slimeball.” They’ll get no argument form me.

And yet another wrinkle in the mangled group of botched and ongoing cases is reported by CNS News:

As deputy FBI director, Andrew McCabe received a phone call on August 12, 2016 — less than three months before the presidential election — from the Obama Justice Department, in which he apparently was pressured to shut down the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation (CF), an organization that some critics allege was used as a multi-million dollar pay-for-play operation to buy access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. …

… Why is a top official from the Obama Justice Department apparently pressuring then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to shut down the Bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation?

Commenting on the matter, J. Christian Adams, an attorney who formerly served (2005-2008) in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, said, “This is a top-level DOJ official who called the FBI and said shut down the Hillary [Clinton] Foundation investigation.”

“What kind of Justice Deprtment do we have, that a couple weeks before the election, that presidential political appointees are calling the No. 2 guy at the FBI, essentially saying, give Hillary a pass?” said Adams. “That’s in the OIG report! That’s the real bombshell!”

So much corruption and coverup…will we ever get to the bottom of this and see people held accountable? Your guess is as good as mine.

Here’s another extraordinary tidbit. Adam Shaw over at FOX News reports:

The federal judge presiding over the Michael Cohen case finds herself at the center of one of the toughest legal brawls of the Trump era — but District Judge Kimba Wood is no stranger to the spotlight.

She has a colorful and potentially controversial past that could arise as the case involving President Trump’s personal attorney moves forward. Trump allies were quick to note that Wood once was considered for attorney general by then-President Bill Clinton — and she even officiated the wedding of left-wing billionaire George Soros.

Former Trump adviser and current Fox News contributor Sebastian Gorka said Wood should recuse herself.

“Now she has power over the lawyer who works for the man who beat Bill’s wife in the 2016 election,” he tweeted. “WHERE’S THE THE RECUSAL?”

The Double Standard standard of the left? Lefties don’t have to recuse!

They are also underhanded and sneaky. Sean Hannity was unjustly outed, according to Andrew McCarthy by a leftie lawyer for the NYT and CNN:

… it was outrageous for federal district judge Kimba Wood to direct that talk-radio and Fox News host Sean Hannity be publicly identified as Michael Cohen’s third client. … The court’s order that Hannity’s name be disclosed in open court violated longstanding, judicially endorsed standards against identifying uncharged persons in legal proceedings attendant to criminal investigations. … the judge allowed Robert Balin, an attorney for the New York Times and CNN, to intervene. Balin, the Times reports, argued that potential embarrassment was not a sufficient reason to withhold the purported client’s name from the public. The judge was somehow persuaded by this frivolous contention. Without providing Hannity any notice and opportunity to be heard on the matter, she directed that his name be disclosed in open court. (emphasis mine)

Apparently it’s also okay for left media to have all kinds of connections to politicians and attorneys and to the Clintons and Obama but not so for Sean Hannity. The hypocracy is palpable!

The problem for the left is that all of this has become incredibly obvious…the double standard, the corruption, the lying and coverup…it’s unfolding in full view of the American public. The longer this dark era of injustice goes on the worse the Democrat Party looks. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of people.

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A Dangerous Search

By Alan D

There is much speculation as to the significance of the search of the offices and hotel room of President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. To obtain a search warrant, prosecutors must demonstrate to a judge that they have probable cause to believe that the premises to be searched contain evidence of crime. They must also specify the area to be searched, the items to be seized and, in searches of computers, the word searches to be used.

At least that’s the constitutional requirement in theory, especially where the Sixth Amendment right to counsel is involved, in addition to the general Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches. Yet, in practice, judges often give the FBI considerable latitude, relying on the “firewalls” and “taint teams” they set up to protect the subject of the search from violation of his or her constitutional rights.

But the firewalls and taint teams are comprised of government agents who themselves may not be entitled to read or review many of the items seized. It is an imperfect protection of important constitutional rights. That’s why Justice Department officials must be careful to limit the searching of lawyers’ offices to compelling cases involving serious crimes. We don’t know at this point what the prosecutors are looking for but, if it relates to payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels, that would not seem to justify so potentially intrusive a search of Cohen’s confidential lawyer-client files.

There are, of course, exceptions to the lawyer-client privilege. First, the lawyer must be acting as a lawyer, not as a friend or business associate. But the scope of a lawyer’s work is quite broad, encompassing much more than merely giving legal advice. It includes settling cases by making payments to potential litigants. Second, the lawyer must be engaged in lawful activities on behalf of the clients. Illegal or fraudulent activities are not covered by the privilege. Nor are communications with third persons, such as the lawyer for the other side, though such communications may be covered by the much weaker “settlement privilege.”

Civil libertarians should be concerned whenever the government interferes with the lawyer-client relationship. Clients should be able to rely on confidentiality when they disclose their most intimate secrets in an effort to secure their legal rights. A highly publicized raid on the president’s lawyer will surely shake the confidence of many clients in promises of confidentiality by their lawyers. They will not necessarily understand the nuances of the confidentiality rules and their exceptions. They will see a lawyer’s office being raided and all his files seized.

I believe we would have been hearing more from civil libertarians- the American Civil Liberties Union, attorney groups and privacy advocates – if the raid had been on Hillary Clinton’s lawyer. Many civil libertarians have remained silent about potential violations of President Trump’s rights because they strongly disapprove of him and his policies. That is a serious mistake, because these violations establish precedents that lie around like loaded guns capable of being aimed at other targets.
I have been widely attacked for defending the constitutional rights of a president I voted against. In our hyperpartisan age, everyone is expected to choose a side, either for or against Trump. But the essence of civil liberties is that they must be equally applicable to all. The silence among most civil libertarians regarding the recent raid shows that we are losing that valuable neutrality.

What else does the raid tell us? It seems likely that special counsel Robert Mueller is bifurcating the investigation: He will keep control over matters relating to Russia, the campaign and any possible obstruction. But he has handed over to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York any matters relating to Trump’s personal and business affairs. Mueller will work hand in hand with the New York prosecutors, but they will be in charge of the other matters. If they manage to find prosecutable evidence against Trump’s lawyer, they may try to squeeze him into cooperating against his client.

It is doubtful that Cohen would cooperate, even if he has anything on his client. But prosecutors often try to get lawyers to “sing” against their clients – to become “canaries” – in order to save their own feathers. Some flipped witnesses will tell prosecutors anything they want to hear in order to earn a “get out of jail free card.” They know that the “better” their story, the more leniency they will earn. So, in addition to singing, they “compose” by making up incriminating details.
I have seen this on many occasions. Mueller has already apparently flipped several witnesses, but Cohen would be his biggest catch in the unlikely event he could be induced to turn against his client. So, stay tuned to this unfolding drama, but remember that prosecutorial tactics used today against President Trump may tomorrow be used against Democrats – and even against you.

Alan M. Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School. He is the author of “Trumped Up: How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy” and “The Case Against BDS: Why Singling Out Israel for Boycott is Anti-Semitic and Anti-Peace.” You can follow him on Twitter@AlanDershand on Facebook @AlanMDershowitz.

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Demand Intensifies – Will CA Citizens Choose Divorce?

Posted by Tina

The effort to divide California into six states died for want of support so, according to an article in The American Thinker, it’s author, Tim Draper, hired a few experts and came up with an alternate 3 state plan, Cal 3. This plan supposedly would divide California along geographic, cultural, and political lines. The only politics involved however are Democrat politics since it would further nullify the votes of the unrepresented in California and secure and solidify at least two more Senators for the Democrats, possibly four! Should Democrats win big in November, a Democrat controlled Congress would love the idea and push for ratification.

There’s no question that a great many counties in California are not represented in the current state legislature. (The very reason the nation’s electoral college was created.) We in the North State are being governed by a single party whose politics and policies are detrimental to our survival and our values. Those of us who think of the North State as separate from the Bay Area over politic and policy will stick with the Jefferson map, thank you very much.

I want the divorce but I would not support this highly partisan 3 state plan.

Your thoughts?

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Lawsuit Against FEC: – Action Demanded – Did Clinton Campaign Launder $84 Million Through DNC Illegally?

Posted by Tina

The Committee to Defend the President (CDP-Stop Hillary PAC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in December of 2017 alleging that the Hillary Victory Fund “…used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits.” Now the CDP allege that the FEC ignored their complaints and they’ve filed a lawsuit demanding resolution:

As first reported by Fox News at the time, the CDP alleges in its complaint that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton campaign. The political action committee claims that even though the FEC acknowledged receipt of the complaint and claimed that an investigation would be conducted, the needle has barely moved.

“The Clinton machine has escaped accountability for its illegal practices for far too long,” Ted Harvey, CDP chairman, said to Fox News. “After months of review, the FEC has refused to address the Clintons’ $84 million money laundering scheme that violated several campaign finance laws.” …

… “We urge the Court to step in and demand action from the FEC,” Harvey said. “The American people demand that our most corrupt political figures answer for their transgressions.”

It’s time to get to the bottom of this and many other issues. Piles and piles of dirty laundry have been exposed and must be formally adjudicated if we are to remain a nation of equality under the law.

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R. Lee Ermy and Art Bell, Meet Stephen Hawking

by Jack

Three of my favorite people have recently made the transition from here to the other side. R. Lee Ermy was 74 at the time of his death. Art Bell was 72 and Stephen Hawking was 76.

These were all very credible people in their own right and they will be missed.

Hawking predicted last year that humans have about 100 years left before we face extinction. One of the causes he warned could be from artificial intelligence, the other from over population. Currently the world is doubling in population every 40 years and he said, “The world can only take so much.”

R. Lee Ermy (below right) got his start with his role as the drill sergeant in the movie Full Metal Jacket. He went on to do a number of pretty decent movies and he had a TV series where he explored military questions posed by fans. Juxtaposed to his movie character in real life R. Lee was a kind and generous family man. A guy of real good guy, high character and a big heart.

Art Bell got his start in the Air Force and merged his Ham radio hobby into pirate radio, until landing a talk radio show that he built into the #1 show on the radio. In the beginning he did all night radio and this eventually became called, Coast to Coast. There he questioned many kooks and experts on way out subjects, from UFO’s to Big Foot. Many others in radio owed their success to Bell. For Art Bell, the weirder it was the better it was. Nothing was too far out. He left Coast to Coast in 2000, but returned for occasional guest hosting. He wrote one book that I recall titled, “The Art of Talk.” (see above left)

As I write, it looks like Barbara Bush will be leaving us soon too. She has congestive heart failure and is not seeking medical attention. She’s 92 and just wants to pass on naturally. George and her have been married for 76 years.

How are you doing? Are you taking care of yourself, eating right, getting your exercise? I hope so, because there’s no need to go any sooner than is absolutely necessary!

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