Sunday, July 31, 2016


Terry McAuliffe, a top ally of Hillary Clinton's, just let slip that he expects her to change her position and support the TPP if she wins the election.1

McAuliffe tried to walk back the comment after it sparked a backlash from Bernie Sanders supporters—but this week the Clinton campaign has also refused to assert that it would fight a vote on TPP during the "lame duck" session after the November election.

The TPP is an awful trade deal that threatens Net Neutrality, ends protections against Wall Street recklessness, and allows corporations to sue the U.S. government in secret tribunals to overturn laws passed by Congress.

Clinton friend McAuliffe says Clinton will flip on TPP, then walks it back - POLITICO

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Bernie supporters have once again been given the big FU from Hillary by rehiring Debbie Wasserman Schultz immediately after she stepped down (at Bernie's request) from her post as conspirator and chief of the DNC.

Bernie endorsed Hillary with an understanding that many of the commitments he made to his followers would be honored and accepted by the Hillary/DNC folks.  Unfortunately, Bernie and Hillary do not play by the same rules and Hillary has once again proven that she can not be trusted.

On July 22, Wikileaks released 20,000 DNC emails, exposing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC staff of sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign. In the wake of the fallout, Wasserman Schultz formally resigned from her position asDNC chair, only to be replaced by another Clinton surrogate, DNC vice chair Donna Brazile.

Rather than allowing Wasserman Schultz’s career to go down with her resignation, Clinton has awarded Wasserman Schultz a new role as honorary chair to the Clinton campaign’s 50-state program.

“There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to Republicans than Debbie—which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and other key states,” Clinton announced.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Looks like Hillary is the darling of the hedge fund industry who are throwing money at her as if she were a political "wishing well."

There's also a bonus prize. One Clinton family member is also a member of the hedge fund industry; and insider if you will.

In this election cycle, hedge funds have contributed $122.7 million to Hillary’s campaign. That number is more than twice that of the total contributions hedge funds made in 2012 and it comprises 14 percent of her total campaign purse, reports Market Watch.

Comparing these numbers with Donald Trump (who has allotted just $19,000 from hedge funds), Hillary has $122,681,000 more than Trump from hedge funds.

Trump is an anomaly among Republicans — who so far this campaign cycle have gotten in excess of $65.8 million from hedge funds. 

Hillary Clinton is demolishing Donald Trump among hedge-fund donors — so far - MarketWatch


Hacking into political organizations that are involved in corrupt activities is not at all as serious as
taking classified government information and storing them on unsecured personal servers.

The Obama Administration and the  Security agencies would be better serving the American public by investigating and determining if a foreign government hacked Hillary'e private servers.

Exposing corruption in the US political system is in essence doing the American people a favor and the tragedy is that the US government is not able to police itself.


Let's kill the messenger! How else can we avoid having to deal with the rotting political system Americans are being exploited by?

Email exchanges involving top officials at theDemocratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward top donors and insiders with appointments to federal boards and commissions in coordination with the White House.

The revelations give an inside look into how the Democratic Party attempted to leverage its access and influence with the White House to bring in cash.

In an April 20, 2016 email, DNC National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan canvassed what appears to be the committee’s finance department – its fundraising office – for names of people (mainly donors) to reward with federal appointments on boards and commissions.

That email exchange yielded a list compiled by DNC Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer and emailed to Kaplan on April 26 titled “Boards and Commissions Names_Final,” which listed the names of twenty-three DNC donors and insiders.

Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions | OpenSecrets Blog

Thursday, July 28, 2016




Now that Establishment has shuffled Bernie off the stage and into history's dumpster the power brokers are hoping to be able to go back to business as usual and we can rest assured that Hillary will be more than happy to oblige them.

For a brief moment in this years political circus it looked like the average American had a chance to regain a tiny bit of what has been lost (stolen) by the "Billionaires and Millionaires" Bernie was so good at making hay out of.

The message Bernie sent us was articulated years ago by none other than a comedian who some might suspect Bernie took some lines from.


President Obama and his now heir to be Hillary Clinton like to boast about how great America is; the implied unsaid part of the message is, don't complain, it makes us look bad.

Both Obama and Clinton are trying to distract us from what the truth is because neither he or his heir apparent want to admit that the Democratic Establishment has failed miserably in delivering what has been promised over and over again when they ask to be elected and then disappear into the mist of history the day after they take the oath of office.

Rest assured  there is a select group of Americans that Obama and Hillary are speaking to who can declare that America has been great to them. But that's a very small and select group which ironically include the Clinton's who joined the "millionaire club" by pandering to it's members.

So, is America great? Well, it depends on who you ask;


THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS ONCE THE PARTY OF THE NEW DEAL and the ally of organized labor. But by the time of Bill Clinton's presidency, it had become the enemy of New Deal programs like welfare and Social Security and the champion of free trade deals. The end result is that the party which created the New Deal and helped create the middle class has now become “the party of mass inequality.” 

The first piece of evidence is what’s happened since the financial crisis. This is the great story of our time. Inequality has actually gotten worse since then, which is a remarkable thing. This is under a Democratic president who we were assured (or warned) was the most liberal or radical president we would ever see. Yet inequality has gotten worse, and the gains since the financial crisis, since the recovery began, have gone entirely to the top 10 percent of the income distribution.

This is not only because of those evil Republicans, but because Obama played it the way he wanted to. Even when he had a majority in both houses of Congress and could choose whoever he wanted to be in his administration, he consistently made policies that favored the top 10 percent over everybody else. He helped out Wall Street in an enormous way when they were entirely at his mercy.

The elephant in the room that neither Obama or Clinton want Americans to pay attention to is;

Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequality can be described as the unequal distribution of assets within a population. The United States exhibits wider disparities of wealth between rich and poor than any other major developed nation.

Defining Wealth

We equate wealth with “net worth,” the sum total of your assets minus liabilities. Assets can include everything from an owned personal residence and cash in savings accounts to investments in stocks and bonds, real estate, and retirement accounts. Liabilities cover what a household owes: a car loan, credit card balance, student loan, mortgage, or any other bill yet to be paid.

In the United States, wealth inequality runs even more pronounced than income inequality

America is great to the 1%

The share of America’s wealth held by the nation’s wealthiest has changed markedly over the past century. That share peaked in the late 1920s, right before the Great Depression, then fell by more than half over the next three decades. But the equalizing trends of the mid 20th century have now been almost completely undone. At the top of the American economic summit, the richest of the nation’s rich now hold as large a wealth share as they did in the 1920s.

The 21st century has not been kind to average American families. The net worth — assets minus debts — of most U.S. households fell between 2000 and 2011. Only the top two quintiles of the nation’s wealth distribution saw a net increase in median net worth over those years.

The rich don’t just have more wealth than everyone else. The bulk of their wealth comes from different — and more lucrative — asset sources. America’s top 1 percent, for instance, holds nearly half the national wealth invested in stocks and mutual funds. Most of the wealth of Americans in the bottom 90 percent comes from their principal residences, the asset category that took the biggest hit during the Great Recession. These Americans also hold almost three-quarters of America’s debt.

The most visible indicator of wealth inequality in America today may be the Forbes magazine list of the nation’s 400 richest. In 1982, the “poorest” American listed on the first annual Forbes magazine list of America’s richest 400 had a net worth of $80 million. The average member of that first list had a net worth of $230 million. In 2015, rich Americans needed net worth of $1.7 billion to enter the Forbes 400, and the average member held a net $5.8 billion, over 10 times the 1982 average after adjusting for inflation.

Inequality is skyrocketing even within the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest. The net worth of the richest member of the Forbes 400 has soared from $2 billion in 1982 to $76 billion in 2015, far outpacing the gains at either the Forbes 400 entry point or average.

America is not so great to the middle class

The great shrinking of the middle class that has captured the attention of the nation is not only playing out in troubled regions like the Rust Belt, Appalachia and the Deep South, but in just about every metropolitan area in America, according to a major new analysis by the Pew Research Center.

Pew reported in December that a clear majority of American adults no longer live in the middle class, a demographic reality shaped by decades of widening inequality, declining industry and the erosion of financial stability and family-wage jobs. But while much of the attention has focused on communities hardest hit by economic declines, the new Pew data, based on metro-level income data since 2000, show that middle-class stagnation is a far broader phenomenon.

The share of adults living in middle-income households has also dwindled in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Denver. It's fallen in smaller Midwestern metros where the middle class has long made up an overwhelming majority of the population. It's withering in coastal tech hubs, in military towns, in college communities, in Sun Belt cities.

The decline of the American middle class is "a pervasive local phenomenon," according to Pew, which analyzed census and American Community Survey data in 229 metros across the country, encompassing about three-quarters of the U.S. population. In 203 of those metros, the share of adults in middle-income households fell from 2000 to 2014.

Pew defines middle-income households here as those making between two-thirds and twice the national median household income. For a three-person household in 2014, that means an income between about $42,000 and $125,000. The fact that median incomes have declined over this same time frame also means that the bar to get into the middle class is actually lower now than it was in 2000. Pew's metro-level data are also adjusted for household size and local cost of living.

The shrinking middle class is in part a reflection of rising income inequality in America, and of the same underlying and uneven economic forces that have fueled the rise of Donald Trump. And as the middle class has been shrinking, median incomes have fallen, too. In 190 of these 229 metros, the median income dropped over this same time.

As the middle class has shrunk, Pew points out, the lower and upper classes in America have grown in size and significance. In some metros, the middle class is dwindling primarily because families are falling out of it and into the lower class. The share of households in this bottom tier has skyrocketed since 2000, for instance, in Goldbsoro, North Carolina, a railroad junction with an Air Force base.

America is terrible to the working poor; 

(the majority of which are non-white)

The Great Recession deepened the longstanding racial and ethnic wealth divide in the United States. The typical white family held a net worth six times greater than the typical black family at the end of the 20th century. That gap has now doubled. The wealth gap between white and Hispanic households has widened as well.

The billionaires who make up the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans now have as much wealth as all African-American households, plus one-third of America’s Latino population, combined. In other words, just 400 extremely wealthy individuals have as much wealth as 16 million African-American households and 5 million Latino households.

Democrats will say, not all hope is lost. The Working poor just need to be patient. 

In Congress, 53 progressives, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Dick Durbin and others, are backing legislation for a $15 federal minimum wage by 2020 and the gradual elimination of the subminimum tipped wage. While action on the minimum wage at any level is unlikely

This flicker of hope might resonate with teens and 20 year olds, but not so much for the 65 and older Americans.

More older Americans – those ages 65 and older – are working than at any time since the turn of the century, and today’s older workers are spending more time on the job than did their peers in previous years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of employment data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In May, 18.8% of Americans ages 65 and older, or nearly 9 million people, reported being employed full- or part-time, continuing a steady increase that dates to at least 2000 (which is as far back as we took our analysis). In May of that year, just 12.8% of 65-and-older Americans, or about 4 million people, said they were working.

The relatively strong presence of 65-and-older workers is found across age brackets: 65- to 69-year-olds, 70- to 74-year-olds, and those 75 and older. All are working at higher rates than they did in May 2008, the only age groups about which that can be said.

Though we took the current analysis only back to 2000, an earlier Center report noted that the labor force participation rate (that is, workers and those actively seeking employment as a share of a group’s total population) among older adults began rising in the mid-1980s, after declining for more than three decades.

Not only are more older Americans working, more of them are working full-time. In May 2000, 46.1% of workers ages 65 and older were working fewer than 35 hours a week (the BLS’ cutoff for full-time status). The part-time share has fallen steadily, so that by last month only 36.1% of 65-and-older workers were part-time.

America is a disaster zone to the poverty striken

In 2010, the poverty threshold was $22,314 for a family of four.

15.1%15.1 percent— just over 46 million Americans— were officially in poverty in 2010. This is an increase from 12.5 percent in 2007.

27.4%Among racial and ethnic groups, African Americans had the highest poverty rate, 27.4 percent, followed by Hispanics at 26.6 percent and whites at 9.9 percent.

45.8%45.8 percent of young black children (under age 6) live in poverty, compared to 14.5 percent of white children.

28.0%In 2011, 28.0 percent of workers earned poverty-level wages ($11.06 or less an hour).

18-25 Workers earning poverty-level wages are disproportionately female, black, Hispanic, or between the ages of 18 and 25.

1.8x The United States spends less on social programs (16.2 percent of GDP) than similarly developed countries (21.3 percent of GDP), has a relative poverty rate (the share of the population living on less than half of median household income) 1.8 times higher than those peer nations, and has a child poverty rate more than twice as high.

Almost 50 million people in the U.S. are poor using the supplemental measure, compared to the 47 million using the official measure.

Food stamps (formally known as SNAP) keep about five million people out of poverty, according to the supplemental measure.

Without Social Security more than half of all Americans 65 and over would be in poverty. (Both supplemental and traditional poverty measures include Social Security benefits.)

Under the supplemental measure, which includes cost-of-living differences, poverty is much higher in expensive states like California and New York, and lower in places like Alabama and Kentucky.

The poverty rate for children goes down under the supplemental measure and it goes up for those 65 and older. That's because the supplemental measure includes the impact of out-of-pocket medical expenses (which are high for senior citizens) and of certain government benefits that go disproportionately to children.

In other supplemental-poverty-related news, a study out of UC Berkeley finds that using the supplemental measure is especially useful in identifying the most serious cases: families that are chronically poor.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


The Democrats are accusing the Republicans of fear mongering while at the same time filling the airways and Ethernet with claims that we are being attacked by the Russians.

What is left out of the narrative is that the only one being exposed (attacked) is the DNC and Hillary by releasing proof that both were involved in conspiring against one of their own (Bernie) in their efforts to "rig" the primaries in their favor.

Exposing conspiracies and corruption is not by any stretch of the imagination fear mongering but a public service that should be rewarded, not criticized.

American voters are entitled to know what goes on behind the scenes when it involves those who are asking for their support (votes) and trust.

Hillary Clinton Starts Her Own Cold War, Blames Russia For WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Dump

Are Hillary Clinton and the DNC killing two birds with one stone with damage control: distracting the public from the corruption of the two-party system as exposed by the #DNCLeak while simultaneously fanning the flames of a new Cold War?

"It's the Russians!" is a great way to stir up New Cold War fears to distract the public away from how the Hillary Clinton campaign has been keeping the election and media rigged in her favor in collusion with the DNC at the highest level, as revealed by Wikileaks.

report titled, Hillary Clinton Starts Her Own Cold War, Blames Russia for Wikileaks' DNC Email Dump, takes a deeper dive into the Clinton campaign's efforts to divert attention away from the damning contents of the leaks and instead, blame Putin, by citing shady experts tied to the NSA including one that was caught up in a dick pics scandal after smearing Edward Snowden as a 'Russian tool".

The "Putin did it" line is all too familiar and only fits a neoliberal agenda. Major media outlets, such as NBC, brought in many "experts" to echo the claim of "it's the Russians!" without informing their viewers that these "experts" held a conflict of interest — they worked for either the NSA, the US government, or private contractors associated with US intelligence.

Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, said that “experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails. And other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump.”

Defense One, a security and national defense news and analysis website produced by the neoliberal Government Executive Media Group, followed up on the Clinton camp’s allegations that “Putin did it.”

In the article titled, “How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President,” Patrick Tucker admits that the leaked emails expose “Washington’s campaign monster for what it is,” but asks his readers to “leave aside the purported content of the Wikileaks data dump” and “consider the source.”

“This has all the hallmarks of tradecraft. The only rationale to release such data from the Russian bulletproof host was to empower one candidate against another. The Cold War is alive and well,” Tom Kellerman, the CEO of the cybersecurity firm Strategic Cyber Ventures, told Tucker, backing up the author’s assertions that “considerable evidence shows that the Wikileaks dump was an orchestrated act by the Russian government.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


The whistle has been blown on the political Establishment and the perps (Clinton Campaign) want us to kill the messenger.

Things have to get really bad when it takes a foreign country to blow the whistle on corruption in the Democratic party.

What's even more absurd is that the Hillary people want Americans to focus on the whistle blower(s) rather than the corruption.

Hillary Clinton Starts Her Own Cold War, Blames Russia For WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Dump

Monday, July 25, 2016


The following piece is an example of how tone deaf Establishment Democrats are when they can't even comprehend why someone would boo one of their own; let alone call it "classless".

This person is lucky they were not around in the 60's, and 70's when booing someone would have been appreciated vs the in-your-face "roar" the Establishment was pounded with; and for good reason.

Just like then, the elites that call the shots in these so-called democratic political parties continue to exploit and disenfranchise the grass roots while pandering to the rich and well connected.

Nancy P and the rest of these party super dupers ought to feel lucky their not dodging shoes.

Read more; Booing Nancy???


As hard as Bernie tried there's no stopping the cronyism and corruption that infests the political Establishment.

And who better than Hillary to lead the parade into the collapse of our democracy and hand the keys to the kingdom to the plutocrats she panders to.

Lets take for example the fiberglass donkeys, the mascot of the Democratic Party.

Ed Rendell, chair of the Democratic National Convention Host Committee, OK’d the donkey initiative. It cost a cool $200,000. But if you try asking Rendell where he got the money, he won’t tell. He treats funding for the convention like a national security secret — despite a court order to the contrary.

On June 14, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ruled that the host committee was required to disclose its list of donor records immediately, but it refused to comply. Rendell and Co. have insisted that they will release the records only 60 days after the convention, as required by the Federal Election Commission. (The last time a convention was held in Philadelphia, with the Republicans in 2000, the donor list was published weeks before the event.) Dustin Slaughter, a freelance journalist who originally filed the open records request, is challenging the host committee’s appeal in court.

Where the money comes from matters because it buys influence. The host committee’s sole task — organizing and raising money for the convention — isn’t at all innocuous. A recent report from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, “Funding the Conventions: How a Trickle of Money Turned Into a Flood,” shows how, thanks to a series of rules passed in the 1980s, the FEC gradually allowed exemptions on private funding of conventions. Until then, it was strictly prohibited under the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 and the 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act.

With an increasing number of loopholes to choose from, industries began to use the conventions to sway policy. In 2004, the pharmaceutical industry gave millions in donations to both party conventions to aid its (ultimately successful) fight against a bill that would allow cheaper drugs from Canada to be sold in the U.S. In summer 2008, as the financial crisis began to snowball, banks that would eventually receive bailout money similarly donated millions to fund both conventions.

There’s an obvious reason why the host committee doesn't want to disclose the donors: It wants to protect them from political scrutiny. Special advisor David Cohen, the executive vice president of Comcast, suggested as much when he told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “People out there have their own partisan agendas and if a company is on there ... 50 demonstrators show up outside their offices because ‘XYZ bank’ invests in fossil fuels or participated in raising money for Republicans. I don't see the public interest in knowing who the donors are.”

Read More: Who's paying for the Democratic convention? - LA Times

Then there's the Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions.

The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm told The Daily Caller.

“That is unethical, if not illegal.”

President Obama has been criticized for appointing dozens of top fundraisers — called “bundlers” in the political fundraising realm — to ambassadorships and other cushy federal positions.

The spreadsheet — which was accompanied by emails sent between officials with the DNC’s finance team — contains 23 names of little-known corporate executives and professional fundraisers who have donated to the committee and various Democratic political action committees.

The proposed appointments also provide more evidence that the DNC favored Clinton over her former primary challenger, Bernie Sanders.

Most of the donors listed on the spreadsheet have given to Clinton’s campaign. None gave to Sanders.

DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign on Sunday because of the anti-Sanders bias that showed up in documents released by WikiLeaks. (RELATED: Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As DNC Chair)

It is unclear from the DNC spreadsheet if any of the people on the list made specific requests for federal appointments.

But one tip-off that the document is detailing a quid pro quo is an entry next to the name of David Shapira, the executive chairman of grocery store chain Giant Eagle, Inc.

“USPS” — a likely reference to the U.S. Postal Service — is entered on the spreadsheet.

President Obama nominated Shapira for a position on the USPS’ board of governors last year but the retail executive did not take the position because congressional Republicans held up his nomination.

Shapira and his wife Cynthia have donated heavily to Clinton, the DNC and other Democratic and liberal political action committees.

They have given the $2,700 maximum to Clinton. In 2014, Shapira contributed $100,000 to American Unity PAC, a political action committee that supports pro-LGBT candidates.

Cynthia Shapira has given $33,400 to the DNC this cycle and $58,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund since last year.

The Shapiras did not respond to a request for comment.

The donor spreadsheet is included in an email chain in which Jordan Kaplan, DNC’s national finance director, asks other officials to provide names of donors they want to propose for federal commissions.

“Last call for boards and commissions,” Kaplan wrote on April 20.

“If you have someone, send to [DNC finance chief of staff Scott] Comer – full name, city, state, email and phone number. Send as many as you want, just don’t know how many people will get to.”

The email confused at least one official involved in the exchange.

“Boards and commissions? Sorry, I’m lost,” wrote Jordan Vaughn, the national finance director for the DNC’s African American Leadership Council.

Comer explained: “Any folks who you’d like to be considered to be on the board of (for example) USPS, NEA, NEH. Basically anyone who has a niche interest and might like to serve on the board of one of these orgs.”

“I should say, though, that the likelihood of landing a spot on ones as prestigious as NEA/USPS is unlikely,” Comer added, referring to the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Postal Service.

“It’s much more likely they’ll get something like ‘President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.’ (no shade to women) But when you submit your names, we don’t need specific designations,” he continued.

Luis Miranda, the DNC’s communications director and Wasserman Schultz’s right-hand man, did not respond to a request for comment on the email chain and the spreadsheet.

Boehn, who once served as chairman for the political action committee Citizens for Reagan, says that the fact that Democrats are lining up appointments to federal committees months before the general election is strong evidence of a quid pro quo.

“Having participated in the boards and commissions work for President-elect Reagan, I know there’s no need to involve partisans months before the election,” he told TheDC. “These appointments are made on a staggered basis so there’s no rush.”

“As with so much associated with the Clinton operations, there is an appearance that these appointments have been pressed into service as a device to raise funds.”

The DNC list also includes David Trone. He’s the wine and beer retailer from Maryland who made national news earlier this year when he spent $13 million of his own money on an unsuccessful campaign for a U.S. House seat.

He has maxed out his donations to Clinton and has given $334,000 to the Democratic Hope Fund. He also gave the maximum $33,400 to the DNC in November.

Martin Elling is named in the document. He’s a senior partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He’s given maximum donations to the DNC as well as to the Clinton campaign. He has also contributed $10,000 to super PAC supporting Clinton.

Another notable name is A. Robert Pietrzak. He’s global co-ahead law firm Sidley Austin’s securities and shareholder litigation practice. In that role he defends clients against securities class action lawsuits.

He has previous experience as a member of a federal commission. He once served on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Financial Products Advisory Committee.

He has maxed out to Clinton as well as to the DNC.

Wayne Jordan, a real estate developer from northern California, is also on the list. He has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various Democratic groups.

He gave $337,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund in December.

One person on the list appears to already hold a committee spot in the Obama administration.

Wade Randlett serves on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. A prominent donor to the DNC, the Clinton campaign and other Democratic PACs, he is CEO of General Biofuels.

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Looks like there's no limit to what the political Establishment will do to preserve it's corrupted and slowly crumbling system of cronyism and exploitation.

If this was not serious it would be hilarious. The FBI is actually wasting time and tx payer money chasing down the people who blew the whistle on the corruption in the crony infested DNC/Clinton political machine. UH?

Something is terribly wrong here. Is the FBI not supposed to be protecting us from the bad guys rather than those who expose them?

Rather than chasing whistle blowers should the FBI not be chasing the people the whistle was blown on?

How about this guy for example?

Of all the characters in the political drama of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, none has been more mysterious—and potentially more important—than a 40-year-old technology specialist named Bryan Pagliano.

Pagliano didn’t just set up the now infamous “homebrew” server in the basement of Clinton’s New York home, which she used for official business while serving as secretary of state. Pagliano has been the former secretary’s go-to IT guy for the past several years. He’s also the only person in the entire investigation of Clinton’s email who got an immunity deal, protecting him from possible criminal prosecution. That was Pagliano’s demand for telling FBI investigators about Clinton’s unorthodox system—a system that he apparently knows more about than anyone else.

Federal prosecutors only offer someone immunity when they think he has unique information that can’t be obtained anywhere else. And for his part, Pagliano’s lawyer has said that the fact that the Justice Department granted it shows that he had a reasonable “fear of prosecution.” Over what isn’t entirely clear. It could be because of his role in establishing and maintaining the server.

But Pagliano also had an unusual employment arrangement. He was pulling down a six-figure salary at the State Department, which put him at the high-end of the pay scale for what appeared to be an ordinary tech support job. But Paliano was also being paid on the side in cash by the Clinton family, something his immediate supervisors didn’t know. In fact, they were never clear on precisely what his job was and didn’t know that during office hours, Pagliano was working for Clinton personally to maintain her private email system.

What is clear is that Pagliano believed he could be in legal jeopardy as a result of his work for Clinton, and the FBI was willing to cut a deal.

It paid off. After speaking to him last December, FBI investigators trying to reconstruct Clinton’s system—and determine whether it broke any laws—had a better sense of its complexity. As it turns out, there was more than one server, and Clinton used multiple devices. When the email story broke last year, Clinton said she used a private server for “convenience,” so that she wouldn’t have to carry different devices for her personal and private accounts.

Congressional Republicans have seized on the FBI’s findings of multiple devices as evidence that Clinton is lying, and they have now asked the bureau to investigate whether she perjured herself in testimony last year that touched on the email system.

Pagliano appears to have been a linchpin in the technical aspects of the FBI investigation. Ultimately, Director James Comey recommended that the Justice Department not press charges against Clinton or her aides for mishandling classified information—secrets did pass through her private server, which Comey said may have been hacked by “hostile actors.” But in an extraordinary public statement this month, followed by lengthy congressional testimony, Comey said Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless,” and in detailing all the ways she’d risked national security or behaved recklessly, he handed Republicans plenty of political ammunition to use against her.

Pagliano has given no interviews to journalists. His lawyer, Mark MacDougall, declined to comment for this story.

As Clinton prepares to accept her party’s nomination for president in Philadelphia this week, the email scandal still haunts her. She’s the subject of two congressional investigations. The State Department is conducting an internal inquiry into how Clinton and her aides handled classified information. And a federal judge in Washington is weighing whether Clinton should be deposed under oath by a conservative watchdog group that has been one of the Clinton family’s tireless political foes.

Pagliano may well figure in these spinoff scandals. And he may find his own communications with his former boss laid bare. The Republican National Committee is in the midst of a lawsuit against the State Department to obtain Pagliano’s emails—which for reasons the department has never completely explained have been very hard to locate.

Congressional officials privately told The Daily Beast that they continue to be interested in hearing from Pagliano, under oath, about his work for Clinton. Two powerful senators have been hounding him for more than a year to testify and have said that now that he has an immunity deal, he should have nothing to fear from appearing before Congress.

But Pagliano has remained almost entirely silent in the face of his inquisitors. He has rebuffed congressional requests. When he was ordered to give a deposition to the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, he declined to answer every question posed to him, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself 125 times. The only statement he has given on the record was to the FBI, which has never released a transcript of the interview.

For Pagliano, working for Clinton was a major career booster, and personally enriching. But it has come at a cost. What started out as a dream job more than a decade ago has landed Pagliano a most unenviable role—a key witness in an election year scandal.


Even with the knife still in his back Bernie is staying the course. Very admirable of him but definately not in his best interest.

It's safe to assume that the DNC and Hillary people are grovelling at his feet begging him to not pull a "Trump" and blow up the Democratic party. They are surely promising to behave and throw a few more crumbs to the voters who, at this point, are hitting their limits as to how much BS they are willing to swallow.

The latest Hillary/DNC talking point is "it's the Russians fault" UH?

If the Russians are actually involved they did the American public a favor by blowing the whistle on the corrupt political system that is plaguing this country.

What should be of concern is the FBI is investigating; not the DNC and their shenanigans, but the Russians for exposing it.  UH?

Wikileaks posted emails Friday that suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season, prompting Clinton’s campaign to point to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government.

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added fuel to the debate Monday, saying there was “a kind of bromance going on” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. The Clinton campaign says Russia favors Trump’s views, especially on NATO.

Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a “joke” claims by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me,” Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets.

The hacking enraged die-hard Sanders supporters who have long claimed that the DNC had its finger on the scale throughout the primaries. The disclosures prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the party’s convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton is expected to officially accept the nomination for president.

It wasn’t immediately clear how WikiLeaks received copies of the internal Democratic emails.

Democratic Party officials learned in late April that their systems had been attacked after they discovered malicious software on their computers. A cybersecurity firm they employed found traces of at least two sophisticated hacking groups on the Democrats’ network – both of which have ties to the Russian government. Those hackers took at least one year’s worth of detailed chats, emails and research on Donald Trump, according to a person knowledgeable of the breach who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
READ MORE; Despite emails suggesting he was right about DNC, Bernie Sanders keeps playing the good soldier 

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Once the light shines on the corruption and cronyism the perpetrators run for the nearest exits as if that will make it all disappear. They might be in for a big surprise.

Given the number of angry voters on both right and left alike it's hard to believe that the Democratic Establishment will get a pass rather than suffer the fate of their Republican counterparts.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, long under fire for the appearance of partiality toward Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, will step down as the party's national chairwoman at the end of its convention this week, she announced Sunday.

The announcement came after internal emails newly disclosed by Wikileaks revived the long-running suspicions of supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that the Florida congresswoman had tilted the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton.

On eve of convention, embattled DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she'll step down 


Do these party insiders believe that voters are not aware of the cronyism that exists between the Mainstream media and the political Establishment?

Dumping a party insider (Brazile) will not put the Genie back in the box now that voters are wise to the "rigged" system.

CNN cuts ties with Donna Brazile, freeing her up for DNC job - POLITICO


Now this is pushing the envelope about as far as one can go without being branded Looney Tunes!

The story here is that the Hillary backed DNC rigged the primaries and there are hard copy emails to prove it; BUSTED!

Who leaked them is frankly irrelevant and just an attempt by the Hillary camp to distract people from the real issue.

Wikileaks posted emails Friday that suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season, prompting Clinton’s campaign to point to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government.

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added fuel to the debate Monday, saying there was “a kind of bromance going on” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. The Clinton campaign says Russia favors Trump’s views, especially on NATO.

Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a “joke” claims by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me,” Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets.

The hacking enraged die-hard Sanders supporters who have long claimed that the DNC had its finger on the scale throughout the primaries. The disclosures prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the party’s convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton is expected to officially accept the nomination for president.

It wasn’t immediately clear how WikiLeaks received copies of the internal Democratic emails.

Democratic Party officials learned in late April that their systems had been attacked after they discovered malicious software on their computers. A cybersecurity firm they employed found traces of at least two sophisticated hacking groups on the Democrats’ network – both of which have ties to the Russian government. Those hackers took at least one year’s worth of detailed chats, emails and research on Donald Trump, according to a person knowledgeable of the breach who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter

Clinton campaign — and some cyber experts — say Russia is behind email release - The Washington Post

DNC Vice Chair asked Hillary (people) to "step down."

Well, I stretched reality a little, BUT

Donna Brazile, DNC Vice Chair of Voter Registration apologized to the Bernie camp for the “stupidity” of the emails and stated, “People will have to step down.”

READ MORE; DNC Vice Chair asked Hillary to "step down."


Emails DNC Officials Constructing Anti-Bernie Narrative | The Daily Caller

Bernie Sanders may have ended his battle for the White House with his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but that’s not stopping thousands of his backers from planning to flock to Philadelphia next week to protest the Democratic National Convention and send a message to party leaders.

The fact that Sanders said last week he would do “everything I can” to help Clinton beat Republican nominee Donald Trump is not dissuading pro-Sanders protest organizers. They say Americans are frustrated with the Democratic Party establishment, and they'll still be out to protest in large numbers.

“It’s ‘We the People’ who are going to continue to lead this revolution,” said Billy Taylor, a pro-Sanders activist who was issued permits to hold rallies on each day of the convention. “We are not going to vote for the demon named Hillary just because you are threatening us with the devil named Trump.”

The city of Philadelphia is projecting 35,000 to 50,000 demonstrators will gather at a half dozen sanctioned protest sites near the Wells Fargo Center each day of the convention, which opens Monday. A bulk of the permits issued by the city are to groups that indicated they are inspired by the Vermont senator.

The showing for the pro-Sanders demonstrations — whose organizers have received nine of the 28 permits issued and are expected to draw the largest crowds, according to city officials estimates — could perhaps provide a sense of the road Clinton has in front of her as she tries to win over some of the Sander’s most rabid backers.

Friday, July 22, 2016


Is this another side of racism that someone is shining the light on?

Orange county Rep. Loretta Sanchez said in an interview with a Spanish-language television station that she believes President Obama may have endorsed rival Kamala Harris in California’s U.S. Senate race because they are both black, injecting a dose of racial politics into a historic contest that in November will elect the state’s first African American or Latino senator.

Sanchez made the comment during a taped interview for public affairs show “Conexión” that aired Friday on Univision 19 in Sacramento. The remarks follow ablistering statement Sanchez issued after the endorsement earlier this week, accusing the president of being part of the nation’s “entrenched political establishment.”

In the interview, the congresswoman noted that Obama and Harris have been longtime friends, but said that race was also a factor in his endorsement:

“I think they have, what he said they have, is a friendship of many years. She is African American, as is he. They know each other through meetings,” Sanchez said in Spanish during the interview.

Harris is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India. She is the highest-ranking black politician in California and could become the second black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. President Obama is the first African American president in U.S. history.

The remark by the congresswoman, who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, could prove problematic to her uphill campaign against Harris, especially following a string of earlier gaffes that angered Native Americans and Muslims.

Sanchez’s off-the-cuff style was once thought to be a potential advantage in an era dominated by scripted politicians. But this latest incident could cause unwanted political heartburn for Sanchez liver a lethal blow in a state as diverse and left-leaning as California — and at a time of heightened racial tensions nationwide.

Among the estimated 39 million Californians, African Americans account for 6.5% of the population, compared with 73% who are white and 15% who are Asian. Latinos, who may be of different races, account for 38.8% of Californians.

Amid the series of fatal confrontations between police and African American men over the past month, Harris has embraced her role as California’s most influential black politician.She repeatedly and very publicly said that as a black woman she is well aware of the discrimination, racial profiling and unjustified police traffic stops that her relatives, friends and colleagues face even today.

Sanchez’s comment may only help Harris build on her dominating lead. Harris won the June Senate primary, beating Sanchez by more than 20% of the vote. She currently has a three-to-one edge in fundraising.

The two Democrats will face off in the November election, setting the stage for the highest-profile contest between two members of the same party since California adopted a top-two primary election system.

On Tuesday, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for Harris in the Senate race, praising her record as California’s attorney general. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the president, including serving as the California co-chair of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Sanchez responded by accusing the president of being part of a political establishment that she said has failed to work for Californians. Sanchez said Democratic leaders have favored Harris from the outset, and that they would rather have a “coronation” for Harris instead of a legitimate Senate election.

Sanchez has had a history of stirring up controversy throughout her 20 years in Congressas well as during the ongoing Senate campaign.

In May 2015, Sanchez was speaking to party activists at the California Democratic Party convention when she tapped her hand to her mouth in imitation of a Native American "war cry." She made the controversial gesture while joking with a group of Indian Americans about confusing an Indian American with an American Indian. Sanchez was forced to call a news conference the next day to apologize.

Shortly after the December terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Sanchez suggested in an interview with Larry King that 5% to 20% of Muslims support a caliphate — a strict Islamic state. The comment was promptly criticized by Muslim groups. Sanchez stood by her comment, saying the figures she mentioned have not been repudiated by any credible source.

In her 2010 congressional reelection campaign against Republican Van Tran, Sanchez said in a Spanish-language interview on Univision said that "Vietnamese and Republicans" were attempting "to take this seat from us ... and give it to this Van Tran, who is very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic."

Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant, called her statements "offensive" and "divisive."

And in 2000, Sanchez was chastised by Democratic Party leaders because of her plan, later abandoned, to throw a party at the Playboy Mansion during the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

Sanchez has in the past dismissed critics who question whether she has the temperament to be a senator, saying she is not afraid to speak her mind and has a “fun-loving” perspective on life.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez implies Obama endorsed Senate rival because they are both black

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Eventually, when Cruz got to the part of a political speech where the candidate says, “If you love your country and love your children as much as I know you do,” signaling the end of the chat is near, without having yet endorsed Trump, the delegates began to holler. They shouted at Cruz as he told them to “stand up and vote your conscience” both “up and down the ticket” for candidates that will “be faithful to the constitution.”

Endorse Trump! We Want Trump!

“I appreciate the enthusiasm of the New York delegates,” Cruz said, thinking that would hold them for a while.

He was wrong.

“We must make the most of our moment…to fight for freedom to protect our god given rights, even of those with whom we don’t agree,” Cruz said over the booing, so that when we are old and grey “we will be able to say freedom matters and I was part of something beautiful.”

Heidi Cruz had to be escorted to safety when it was over, CNN reported. And a Trump delegate had to be restrained from getting too in the face of Cruz after his speech wrapped.

Ted Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Donald Trump In RNC Speech 


Hillary's coming to LA! Not South LA or Monrovia. Not her style. She just wants their votes.

Less than a month after she accepts the Democrats’ nomination for President, Hillary Clinton is returning to L.A. for another run at the Hollywood ATM courtesy of longtime supporter Haim Saban. The Power Rangers billionaire and his wife Cheryl will be hosting the deep-pocketed shindig on August 22 at their Bev Hills home. Getting the band back together, a couple of past Clinton contributors also will be serving as co-hosts: Disney boss and L.A. Olympics bid chief Casey Wasserman.

Hillary Clinton Back In Hollywood For Another Haim Saban Fundraiser In August | Deadline


Is it copyrighted? Is it scholarly research paper? Is it classified?

Is it "original" material never spoken by anyone else ever?

Why are so-called grown ups acting like Kindergarten playground bullies pouncing all over a presidential candidates wife about what she said in a pep talk speech at a political convention?

Come on people! Grow up! At least try and act like adults.

People that are readily allowing for a government official to conduct government business on a private home server/computer and risking having classified documents being hacked by foreign governments are now coming out in droves to condemn and indict someone for using a few familiar generic phrases in a stump speech?

Trump may have violated campaign laws by using private employee to write Melania’s speech: report


Herbalife is the most recent example of how justice is doled out when political parties are ruled by the rich and powerful.

Like the Wall Street Banks before them companies like Herbalife which are nothing more than giant Ponzi schemes are allowed to continue operating as long as they "pay to play."  The Obama administration has consistently allowed this form of corruption to go unpunished and one can guarantee that Hillary Clinton will easily fit into his shoes.

What once was a playground for Republicans is now filling up with Democrats and it looks like the biggest losers are the "people" working class tax payers who are being exploited and drained of their hard earned income(s) and are at the mercy of the billionaires and millionaires who run and operate both of these political parties.

FTC moves against Herbalife, but leaves a question: Why is this company still allowed in business?

The FTC’s findings about Herbalife, in other words, couldn’t be clearer. The agency extracted a $200-million settlement from the company, along with a promise to straighten up and fly right. (The sum is a pittance, compared to Herbalife’s revenue and profits.)

Herbalife is going to have to start operating legitimately,” FTC Chair Edith Ramirez said Friday, “making only truthful claims about how much money its members are likely to make, and it will have to compensate consumers for the losses they have suffered as a result of what we charge are unfair and deceptive practices.”

So here’s the unanswered question: Why is the FTC allowing Herbalife to remain in business? The answer, sadly enough, looks to be money. Reading between the lines, Herbalife has become too rich to shut down.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


The people steering the Democratic party are about to drive it off a cliff by nominating Hillary.

Hillary is damaged goods and Trump is about to run what's left of her reputation through a meat grinder, much like he did to the long line of Establishment lackeys before her.

Being a Democrat does not make Hillary immune to the wrath of the electorate who are made up of mostly angry and disgusted Americans that have been stripped of their middle class status by the wealthy and powerful elite that Hillary has made millions pandering to.

The Republican voters revolution has succeeded where the Democrats voters failed when the primaries were rigged in Hillary's favor and there's going to be a heavy price to pay by the Democratic Establishment.

WATCH: Republicans Officially Nominate Donald Trump For President : NPR

Monday, July 18, 2016


The Mainstream Media is obsessed with taking down Trump.

The guy can't break wind (fart) without CNN & MSNBC turning it into a breaking news event.

The "breaking" news today! And this is a real "big" news breaking event. So, hang on to your seats folks!

Melania ripped off a copy of Michelle's speech! OMG! WTF!

There's only one word to describe this latest of a long string of non-events that these giant media companies crank out as news; pathetic!

So much for tonight’s GOP message of “Make America safe again” owning the news cycle. “There is no university in America that would not rule this as plagiarism.” That’s what MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said on air tonight after his cable news network played snippets of Melania Trump’s RNC speech tonight interspersed with the one Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic convention.

read more; Melania Trump RNC Speech “Plagiarized” Michelle Obama, Cable News Insists 


Unfortunately the President is trying so hard to protect what little legacy he has been able to garner out of a very hostile situation his presidency churned up he fails to see that there are many blacks who aren't as fortunate as he is; being the President and all, and are way beyond being understanding and tolerant.

Throwing flowers on crime scenes and making flowering speeches about coming together is falling flat and only serves to appease those that oppress and brutalize a race of people merely because of their race.

In case no one noticed,measured,tempered,calculated rhetoric hasn't changed much for the better and may actually have made things worse.

More people are dying which is making more people angrier which is causing more people to die; a snake swallowing it's tail.

Chuck Todd Irresponsibly Says Obama's Statement 'Might Be Called A Lecture'


First they get you to "ask your doctor" for those feel good pain killers.  Once you're hooked (and mnay people are) they then charge you an arm and a leg to get the anecdote just in case you OD. A win-win for drug companies Ah! the wonders of predatory capitalism at work.

Naloxone works by blocking the effect that painkillers and heroin have in the brain and reversing the slowed breathing and unconsciousness that come with an overdose.

The Solace Foundation in Orange County, the group that Dunkle co-founded, says the drug has been used since February to reverse 128 overdoses that otherwise probably would have been fatal.

But as the demand for naloxone has risen — overdose deaths now total 130 every day, or roughly the capacity of a Boeing 737 — the drug’s price has soared.

Not long ago, a dose of the decades-old generic drug cost little more than a dollar. Now the lowest available price is nearly 20 times that.

One manufacturer, Kaleo of Richmond, Va., increased the wholesale price of its auto-injector to $4,500 this year for a package of two from $690 in 2014.

Increased access to naloxone is among the measures included in federal legislation that Congress passed last week in response to the painkiller deaths. The White House has said that President Obama plans to sign the bill.

Last month, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wrote to Kaleo, Rancho Cucamonga’s Amphastar Pharmaceuticals and three other drug makers, asking why they had hiked prices for naloxone during a public health crisis.

“At the same time this epidemic is killing tens of thousands of Americans a year,” said McCaskill, “we’re seeing the price of naloxone go up by 1,000% or more.”

The companies separately defended their prices. One said it was spending millions to innovate and make naloxone easier to administer. Another said investments were needed to maintain the drug’s high quality.

Kaleo said it increased the list price of its drug Evzio after deciding to cover patients’ insurance co-pays to ease access to it.

As Prescription Painkiller Addiction Soars, Drug Companies Raise Overdose Treatment Price By 1000%


Talk about sore losers. These "big wigs" that act like "little boys" who took their toys and went home because they didn't get what they want should be banned from politics for life.

The Bushes & Other GOP Bigwigs Will Be No-Shows at the Convention — Now They’re Being Called Out

Are we in Cleveland USA or a Russian Gulag in Siberia?


Gov’t Amasses Riot Police, Military Gear, And Opens Makeshift Prisons To Prepare For RNC

Cleveland opens up extra space in jails, courts, and shuts down local university to house thousands of riot police and military weaponry as FBI and Homeland Security warn of "radical activists"

This is supposed to be a "democratic" assembly where Americans can exercise their right of free speech and make their voices heard; both pro and con, both right and left. Unfettered and undeterred.

Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, are adding fuel to an already “combustible” atmosphere, some activists say, as the city readies extra jail space and courtrooms and shuts down a local university to house 1,700 riot police and their weapons in preparation for demonstrations at next week’s Republican Party convention.

Democracy Now! reported Thursday that city officials “say some courts will be kept open almost 24 hours per day in case protesters are arrested en masse. Authorities have also opened up extra jail space to hold protesters.”

The decision to shut down classes at Case Western Reserve University to house riot police drew ire from students and faculty, as one professor described in Belt Magazine:

Imagine my surprise[…] when I learned that not only would CWRU be housing approximately 1,700 riot police in student dormitories during the Republican National Convention, that not only would those police be permitted to store their weapons in student dormitories, and that not only would widespread student opposition to this decision be placated with two milquetoast Q&A sessions—”opportunities to learn,” President Barbara Snyder called them—but that my colleagues and I, with only one week’s notice, would be expected to cancel a week of summer classes in order to accommodate the quartering of the paramilitary force descending on Cleveland to police the city during the convention.


BATON ROUGE, La. — The gunman who shot and killed three officers here, wounding three more, was deliberately attacking law enforcement, officials said Monday.

"We do believe that he was targeting police officers" in the shooting, said Major M. Doug Cain, spokesman for the Louisiana State Police. "This incident was an ambush."

The gunman was identified as Gavin Eugene Long, a 29-year-old Marine Corps veteran from Kansas City, Mo., who a U.S law enforcement official said had a history as a "black separatist."

His service record included duty assignments at Camp Pendleton, San Diego and Twentynine Palms before his discharge from the Marines in 2010. At the time of the shooting, he was armed with an assault rifle and dressed all in black. The gunman left an angry online trail documenting his interest in black separatism and fury at police shootings of black men. Long described violence as the solution to the oppression of black Americans, and railed against the July 5 police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, which prompted protests and a Justice Department investigation.

"There's no doubt in my mind. He was canvassing the area... his prey was those police officers," Col. Michael D. Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, told CNN.

Cain said investigators were still looking for witnesses and others who can provide information about the motivation for the Sunday morning attack.

Killed in the shooting were Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, an African American who had worked on the force for a decade; Deputy Brad Garafola, 45, a white 24-year veteran and Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald, 41, a white man who had been with the department for less than a year. Also wounded in the attack were Deputies Nicholas Tullier, 41, and Bruce Simmons, 51, and an unidentified Baton Rouge police officer.

Tullier was in critical condition, while Simmons and the unidentified Baton Rouge police officer have non-life-threatening injuries. "These men are husbands, fathers, sons and brothers," East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said in a statement posted on Facebook on Monday. "We are devastated to lose one of our own, and another is now in a fight for his life. We are asking for your prayers at this time. We will get through this together as a family and as a community."

Garafola had been with the Sheriff's Office for 24 years and was working in Civil Processing-Foreclosures. At the time he was killed, he was trying to save one of the wounded Baton Rouge police officers, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.

"He was on his way to the officer when he was shot," Hicks said.

During a speech Monday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the shooting.

"I condemn these heinous attacks in the strongest terms possible," Lynch said during remarks at a conference for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement in Washington. "As the president said yesterday, there is no justification whatsoever for violence against law enforcement."

Lynch read from a Facebook post by Jackson, the black officer who was killed in the shooting, who pleaded for an end to hatred after five police officers were shot and killed earlier this month in Dallas.

"If we are truly to honor his service and mourn his loss � and the loss of his friends and colleagues, and of too many others who have been taken from us � we must not let hatred infect our hearts," Lynch said. "We must remember that no matter who we are, we all feel the same pain when we lose a friend or loved one."

Lynch said the Justice Department, which is still investigating Sterling's shooting, was committed to helping the country bridge racial divides and properly train police "to make officers and residents allies � not adversaries � in the work of public safety."

"We will continue to give local departments the tools they need and the training they require to come home safely," Lynch said.

READ MORE; Former Marine Ambushes, Kills 3 Cops In Baton Rouge

Saturday, July 16, 2016


They are both hell bent on diving off a cliff.

Even though it's a myth for Lemmings it seems to be true about Democrats who are just about to nominate the worse possible candidate to lead their party.

Even in the best case scenarios Hillary is barely able to squeak out a lead against Trump who, in the opinion of many political insiders, should have lost before he started.

For Trump Hillary is a gift that keeps on giving, coming on to the stage with a mountain of baggage that he can pick from to remind Americans on how bad Hillary is for the country. The Clinton Foundation pay for play money washing machine, her email/server debacle that the FBI labeled as careless and reckless behavior, and the long history of pandering to Wall Street and special interest to enrich her and Bill.

There's nothing Hillary has to offer the average American other than more of the same and this is not the year many voters are willing to tolerate it.

Friday, July 15, 2016


 New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.

Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.

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As military vehicles rumbled through the streets of Ankara, Turkey's military said Friday night it had seized control of the country, ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The dramatic development plunged one of the region's most important countries into a major crisis. Television footage showed civilians coming into the streets in many places, with some waving red-and-white Turkish flags. However, it was not clear who was supporting the coup and who was opposing it.

Erdogan's exact whereabouts were not immediately clear. But he did appear via FaceTime video on the CNN Turk network and called on the Turkish people to resist the military action.

"I urge the Turkish people to convene at public squares and airports," he said. "I never believed in a power higher than the power of the people."

Erdogan said he was on his way to Ankara, the capital, though he did not say where he was when he spoke to the network. Yet it appeared that Erdogan, who has ruled as either prime minister or president since 2003, had been ousted.

A Turkish state television broadcaster read a statement saying the military had taken over the country and that the military was giving the orders. Shortly after that, state broadcaster TRT went off the air.


You have to hand it to Tesla. They have no problem admitting that they use their customers as lab rats in testing their technology.

In this instance the test subject lost their life in a beta test using what they call "autopilot" which Tesla then cautions drivers to stay alert and keep their hands on the wheel which completely contradicts the definition of "auto" pilot. This raises a very serious question. Should Tesla be allowed to work out the flaws in their technology using their customers as subjects?

Following a series of crashes, one of which was fatal, Tesla Motors, the automaker known for its high-performance electric vehicles and envelope-pushing technology, is now under intense scrutiny for the way it deployed and marketed its Autopilot driving-assist system.

The company’s aggressive roll-out of self-driving technology—in what it calls a “beta-test”—is forcing safety agencies and automakers to reassess the basic relationship between human drivers and their increasingly sophisticated cars. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent a letter to Tesla requesting detailed information about Autopilot, including any design changes and updates to the system, as well as detailed logs of when the system has prompted drivers to take over steering.

The most serious of the Autopilot crashes happened in Florida on May 7. According to the accident report, 40-year-old Ohio resident Joshua Brown died in a collision near Williston, Fla., with a tractor trailer that was making a left turn in front of his Model S. Tesla later acknowledged that the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. On June 30, Tesla published a blog post about the accident, stating “neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied.”

Autopilot comprises multiple systems (including Autosteer and Auto Lane Change) that use cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and data to, in Tesla’s words “automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic.” The company also claims the features “help the car avoid hazards and reduce the driver’s workload.”

The Florida crash has prompted investigations by NHTSA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla failed to tell investors about the crash in a timely fashion.

While the exact cause of the fatal accident is not yet known, the incident has caused safety advocates, including Consumer Reports, to question whether the name Autopilot, as well as the marketing hype of its roll-out, promoted a dangerously premature assumption that the Model S was capable of truly driving on its own. Tesla’s own press release for the system announced “Your Autopilot has arrived” and promised to relieve drivers “of the most tedious and potentially dangerous aspects of road travel.” But the release also states that the driver “is still responsible for, and ultimately in control of, the car.”

Consumer Reports experts believe that these two messages—your vehicle can drive itself, but you may need to take over the controls at a moment’s notice—create potential for driver confusion. It also increases the possibility that drivers using Autopilot may not be engaged enough to to react quickly to emergency situations. Many automakers are introducing this type of semi-autonomous technology into their vehicles at a rapid pace, but Tesla has been uniquely aggressive in its deployment. It is the only manufacturer that allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel for significant periods of time, and the fatal crash has brought the potential risks into sharp relief.

"By marketing their feature as ‘Autopilot,’ Tesla gives consumers a false sense of security," says Laura MacCleery, vice president of consumer policy and mobilization for Consumer Reports. "In the long run, advanced active safety technologies in vehicles could make our roads safer. But today, we're deeply concerned that consumers are being sold a pile of promises about unproven technology. 'Autopilot' can't actually drive the car, yet it allows consumers to have their hands off the steering wheel for minutes at a time. Tesla should disable automatic steering in its cars until it updates the program to verify that the driver's hands are on the wheel."

Companies must commit immediately to name automated features with descriptive—not exaggerated—titles, MacCleery adds, noting that automakers should roll out new features only when they're certain they are safe.

“Consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety 'beta' programs,” she says. “At the same time, regulators urgently need to step up their oversight of cars with these active safety features. NHTSA should insist on expert, independent third-party testing and certification for these features, and issue mandatory safety standards to ensure that they operate safely."

READ MORE; Consumer Reports urges Tesla to disable autopilot after driver’s death | 

Thursday, July 14, 2016


The Mainstream Media propaganda machine has a lot of nerve complaining that they are being mistreated when most of the abuse to the "news media" is self inflicted.

For the most part there is no such thing as just "reporting the news" in an objective, professional manner.

What viewers are subjected to today are commercial-filled , hyped up "reality TV" stuffed full of not very good "wanna be" actors who perform mostly for each other and self gratification; much like what is fondly referred to as a "circle jerk."

This year has been much worse because of the media tycoons who are threatened by an anti-establishment outsider (Donald Trump) that they have dedicated their influence and money to literally bombarding Trump with mountains of petty BS in order to bring him down.

Problem is, voters are wise to it and not paying much attention; drowning it out on social media.


It's absurd. Americans are unable to select presidential candidates that they; the "people" want to elect. 

More than a third of Republicans say they are disappointed or upset that Donald J. Trump, who crashed the party’s nominating process, will represent them in the fall campaign; an equal number say he does not represent the values the party should stand for.

Democrats are only marginally happier with Hillary Clinton as their party’s candidate. A quarter of Democratic voters say they are disappointed in her as the nominee; an additional seven percent say they are upset. More promisingly for her, three-quarters say Mrs. Clinton stands for the core values and principles of the Democratic Party.

The broad discontent is reflected in the head-to-head contest, which has Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton tied at 40 percent. Mr. Trump’s standing has held steady for weeks at around 40 percentage points, while Mrs. Clinton has polled in the mid-40s in most public surveys.

The latest Times/CBS News Poll was conducted after the F.B.I. rebuked her for her email practices but before Bernie Sanders, her persistent primary rival, embraced and endorsed her this week. So the dip in her standing could be temporary and reverse sharply if the Democrats, who are far more united as a party than the Republicans, pull off a successful convention in Philadelphia.


When the Justice referred to Trump as a "faker" which sounds like a polite way to say liar, she forgot to also mention Hillary which, by all accounts is a much better "faker" than the Donald .

Donald Trump is not a faker. He's the real thing and for the most part doesn't deny it.

Hillary, on the other hand, would have us believe she forthright, honest, and transparent; all of which are "fake" which make her much more dangerous (fake) than Trump.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologizes for 'ill-advised' criticism of Donald Trump - LA Times

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


I can't imagine why Justice Ginsberg would have a problem with Donald Trump after being best buds with the late Anton Scalia. Now there was a match made in Hell if there ever was one.

It seems that Trump is effective in stirring fear in the most powerful of people which is probably why the "people" like him.

SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg Just Walked Into a Verbal Gunfight with Trump at the ‘It’s-Not-OK’ Corral


Attorney General Loretta Lynch was brought before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to answer questions on the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

However, both Lynch and the committee Democrats had other plans.

During her opening remarks to the committee, Lynch focused on the recent string of police shootings and terrorist attacks that have plagued the United States and garnered national headlines:

“As we grapple with the aftermath of these events, the Department of Justice will continue to do everything in our power to build bonds of trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities we serve. That work has never been more difficult — or more important.”

Only at the end of her statement did Lynch comment on the Clinton emails:

“While I understand that this investigation has generated significant public interest, as Attorney General, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on that further — on the underlying facts of the investigation or the legal basis for the team’s recommendation.

But I can tell you that I am extremely proud of the tremendous work of the dedicated prosecutors and agents on this matter.”

READ MORE; Dennis Ross calls for Loretta Lynch's resignation