Friday, June 15, 2018

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Libtardian Hypocrisy Passes Clinton Crime Foundation...Aims at Trump Foundation!


HEIGHT OF PROGRESSIVE HYPOCRISY: NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL IGNORES CROOKED CLINTON FOUNDATION TO SUE TRUMP FOUNDATION In what universe would an unbiased New York State Attorney General ignore a billion-dollar scam foundation whose employees seemed to serve dual purposes with both the Hillary Clinton campaign and which received multi-million dollar donations from Russians, Middle Eastern countries and others that appeared to have some some connection with the favorable actions and influence of the Hillary Clinton State Department? And go on to sue what amounts to a penny-ante foundation as well as to send referral letters to the IRS and FEC for further investigation and legal action? The press release … underwood header News from the New York Attorney General's Office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 Attorney General’s Press Office / 212-416-8060 nyag.pressoffice@ag.ny.gov ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP FOUNDATION AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR EXTENSIVE AND PERSISTENT VIOLATIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW Lawsuit Seeks Restitution of $2.8 Million Plus Penalties AG’s Office Sends Referral Letters to Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission for Further Investigation and Legal Action In Light Of Misconduct And Total Lack of Oversight, Lawsuit Seeks To Dissolve Donald J. Trump Foundation and Bar Donald J. Trump And Members Of Trump Foundation’s Board Of Directors From Serving On Board Of Any Other New York Charity NEW YORK - Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump (“Mr. Trump”), Donald J. Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump. The petition filed today alleges a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations. [OCS: If this illegal conduct occurred for more than a decade, why would they choose to file a lawsuit now? And isn’t this lawsuit an outgrowth of the work of the previous New York Attorney General, the pervert Eric Schneiderman who was rabidly anti-Trump – possibly following Trump’s refusal to donate to his campaign?] The Attorney General initiated a special proceeding to dissolve the Trump Foundation under court supervision and obtain restitution of $2.8 million and additional penalties. The AG’s lawsuit also seeks a ban from future service as a director of a New York not-for-profit of 10 years for Mr. Trump and one year for each of the Foundation’s other board members, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump. The Attorney General also sent referral letters today to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, identifying possible violations of federal law for further investigation and legal action by those federal agencies. As alleged in the petition, Mr. Trump used the Trump Foundation’s charitable assets to pay off his legal obligations, to promote Trump hotels and other businesses, and to purchase personal items. In addition, at Mr. Trump’s behest, the Trump Foundation illegally provided extensive support to his 2016 presidential campaign by using the Trump Foundation’s name and funds it raised from the public to promote his campaign for presidency, including in the days before the Iowa nominating caucuses. “As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” said Attorney General Underwood. “This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.” The Attorney General’s investigation found that Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2.8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direction and under the control of senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign. The Foundation raised the funds from the public at the nationally televised fundraiser Mr. Trump held in lieu of participating in the presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 28, 2016. In violation of state and federal law, senior Trump campaign staff, including Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, dictated the timing, amounts, and recipients of grants by the Foundation to non-profits, as evidenced by communications between Campaign staff and Foundation representatives. To read the full release and access the related documents … Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation And Its Board Of Directors For Extensive And Persistent Violations Of State And Federal Law | New York State Attorney General Who really should be investigated … clintoncrimeBottom line … Perhaps one can conclude that the New York State Attorney General is as partisan and corrupt as her kinky predecessor who was forced from office for his unusual sexual proclivities. There is no doubt in my mind that she is an elitist and a progressive socialist democrat who is attempting to curry political favor with the likes of Senator Chuck “the Schmuck” Schumer and the other party elites. To ignore the scandal that is the Clinton Foundation in favor of investigating and prosecuting a ten million dollar foundation is outrageous – especially when it appears partisan and ill-timed. While she cannot depose or indict a sitting President, she certainly can go after Trump’s adult children to force him to issue politically-damaging pardons or cloud any chances in the 2020 presidential election. Heaven forbid she would attack Chelsea Clinton whose high-handed behavior alienated top foundation officials. We are so screwed. -- steve Read in browser » share on Twitter Like HEIGHT OF PROGRESSIVE HYPOCRISY: NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL IGNORES CROOKED CLINTON FOUNDATION TO SUE TRUMP FOUNDATION on Facebook THE KABUKI THEATRE CONTINUES WITH THE NEWLY-RELEASED INSPECTOR GENERALS REPORT The long-awaited Inspector General’s report has been released. Unfortunately, it is just another act in the Kabuki theatre that is the Obama Administration. Nothing to see here, move along, politics as usual … OIG-R1 Reading through the report one is struck by the primary conclusion that this was all a complex foul-up where everybody and nobody did anything that rises to a criminal nature. Even though it is apparent numerous crimes were committed by the principals and their subordinates, everybody appears to get a pass on going to jail. This is the political equivalent of the corporate dance: we will take the reputational hit in the media, we will pay “record” fines, but we neither admit nor deny the allegations – and nobody goes to jail. The fact that James Comey misstated the actual statute law to give Hillary a Clinton a pass seems irrelevant. The fact that Huma Abedin had classified government documents on a private computer seems irrelevant. The fact that actual criminality was masked by procedural errors seems irrelevant. Recommendations Our report makes nine recommendations to the Department and the FBI to assist them in addressing the issues that we identified in this review: We recommend that the Department and the FBI consider developing guidance that identifies the risks associated with and alternatives to permitting a witness to attend a voluntary interview of another witness (including in the witness’s capacity as counsel). We recommend that the Department consider making explicit that, except in situations where the law requires or permits disclosure, an investigating agency cannot publicly announce its recommended charging decision prior to consulting with the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Attorney, or his or her designee, and cannot proceed without the approval of one of these officials. We recommend that the Department and the FBI consider adopting a policy addressing the appropriateness of Department employees discussing the conduct of uncharged individuals in public statements. We recommend that the Department consider providing guidance to agents and prosecutors concerning the taking of overt investigative steps, indictments, public announcements, or other actions that could impact an election. We recommend that the Office of the Deputy Attorney General take steps to improve the retention and monitoring of text messages Department-wide. We recommend that the FBI add a warning banner to all of the FBI’s mobile phones and devices in order to further notify users that they have no reasonable expectation of privacy. We recommend that the FBI consider (a) assessing whether it has provided adequate training to employees about the proper use of text messages and instant messages, including any related discovery obligations, and (b) providing additional guidance about the allowable uses of FBI devices for any nongovernmental purpose, including guidance about the use of FBI devices for political conversations. We recommend that the FBI consider whether (a) it is appropriately educating employees about both its media contact policy and the Department’s ethics rules pertaining to the acceptance of gifts, and (b) its disciplinary provisions and penalties are sufficient to deter such improper conduct. We recommend that Department ethics officials include the review of campaign donations for possible conflict issues when Department employees or their spouses run for public office. The most important recommendation appears to be missing … We recommend that all guilty parties be prosecuted to the full extent of the law to serve as a preventative warning that political corruption shall not be tolerated in the highest offices of America’s most important intelligence, investigative, prosecutorial, and taxing agencies. Bottom line … As George Orwell famously said,“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." One need only be reminded of the 22-year-old Navy machinist mate who took some pictures aboard a nuclear sub to show his family and friends what he did in the Navy. He pleaded guilty in May to unauthorized retention of defense information and had faced five to six years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. As is, he was sentenced to a year in prison, six months of home confinement with an ankle monitoring unit, and three-years of supervised release. Someone knowingly copies classified information from secure systems, removed identifying marks, and sent them to Hillary’s private email server or to Abedin’s private stash of documents. Where is the justice? And about all of those charged with lying to investigators in the Manafort investigation, where are the similar charges for those who obviously lied to investigators about the Clinton email scandal? This affair looks like an expensive joke played on the American public when the elites needed to launder the record of one of their own prior to the election and to remove any evidence that would delegitimize her presidency. Unfortunately, a black swan, in the form of Donald Trump, appeared and the elite were forced to engage in a massive cover-up to protect themselves and the tattered reputation of several agencies. We are so screwed. -- steve

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The 3 California Solution...A Scam Of Triple Proportions! Democratic Socialist at Work...


BALLOT PROPOSAL: THREE CALIFORNIAS -- TRIPLE THE POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND DUPLICITY Sometimes what sounds like a wonderful idea, turns out to be an ill-conceived political scam … california-craziness There is no doubt that Tim Draper is a smart guy (Stanford BSEE and Harvard MBA) and has made tons of money as a venture capitalist. He is a rich guy, maybe not a billionaire like progressive socialist democrat Tom Steyer, but rich enough to back an initiative designed to split California into three parts. But, Draper has also had some spectacular mistakes like being the among the first investors in the massive fraud that was the blood-testing revolution known as Theranos. So why is this smart, rich, progressive so blind to the political realities of what he is proposing? “Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes,” Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who sponsored the ballot measure, said in an email to The Times last summer when he formally submitted the proposal. “States will be more accountable to us and can cooperate and compete for citizens.” Let us examine this foolishness … 1. Most of California’s infrastructure is location-dependent, crumbling and in need of repair, replacement, or build-out. It appears that there are certain infrastructure items that transcend boundaries, such as the distribution of water and electricity that would now need to be privatized or some form of political joint venture. Looking back on how those regulatory agencies and oversight groups worked, Californians are in for a world of hurt – not to mention massive financial obligations to deal with infrastructure issues. 2. How will three Californias have better education when all three state educational institutions will be controlled by the politically active teachers unions who fight tooth-and-nail against transparency, accountability, and competency testing. What will happen to those dilapidated and marginal schools that already exist in the inner cities? What will happen to our major universities when they are no longer resident in a single state? 3. Lower taxes? What has Draper been smoking? Who is going to pay for those duplicative bureaucracies, not to mentioned those massive unfunded pension liabilities? 4. As for competing for citizens, Draper simply looks like a fool. California’s aging population is not about to sacrifice their jobs, their homes, their family, their friends, and long-term community roots just to move to another part of the state. In fact, if they were that mobile, they probably would move out of state to somewhere with little or no taxes and a thriving business culture. Yes, “residents will be free to move to whichever version of the state they think is governed best,” but that is no guarantee that they will move to one of the Californias. Bottom line … As I told one of my long-time readers, tongue-in-cheek of course, if there are to be three states, let them be constructed as follows … All the progressive socialist democrats should move to the bay area in and around San Francisco and call their state New New York. All of the illegal aliens should move to central California near the agricultural areas they are said to favor – and call their state New New Mexico. And the rest of us can live in peace everywhere else called California. So let’s look at a real solution. Investigate corrupt politicians, their families, and special interests to see how certain politicians have used inside information or sold their vote to benefit themselves, their families, and their special interest friends. Abolish all current public employees unions and provide the same pension systems that are available to the private sector – and make members pay their fair share of the actuarial costs to make the system solvent. Prioritize all spending on public safety, sanitation, and the other infrastructure costs before funding vanity projects or social experiments. Delegitimize all illegal aliens. Give them 90-days to register, after which they will be given 5-year renewable state work permits that can be renewed only if they pay their taxes and do not engage in criminal activities. Anyone not registered after 90 days will be turned over to ICE for deportation proceedings. There will be no public benefits – other than emergency health care – paid to illegal aliens. Reduce welfare payments to quit acting as an attractive magnet for more freeloaders. It is most likely that any elected representatives would pander to their most populous constituency Forget this elitist claptrap that would be next to impossible to implement.Remember Draper is simply another rich progressive who believes he is not only smarter than everyone in the room, but he has the right and duty to tell Californians how they must live. We are so screwed. -- steve "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Today’s Stoic: Praying for Strength (and where to get it)


Why do we journal? Because we need to. Because it’s there for us in the moments we need it most. In the new documentary The Zen Diaries, viewers are given a glimpse into the journals of the comic Garry Shandling, a practicing Buddhist and deep thinker. There is a moment in the early eighties where Garry learns of the diagnosis his father had just gotten. On that day, he writes, “Dad has a malignant tumor. Weird. The fact of death is as common as a tree. I pray for my father’s health. I pray that he can have a few years that are fun and special to him. I pray for strength for my mother.” Now Shandling was a Buddhist, but this deeply personal entry has a number of Stoic themes and essential lessons as well (which should make us realize that wisdom is wisdom, wherever it comes from). First, the journaling itself is an important practice. He’s actively working through this difficult time by putting words on the page and talking to himself. Next, we have the Memento mori—Death is as common as a tree. It is a fact of life, one that we forget so we have to actively remind ourselves of it. Finally, Shandling prays but not in the way that a weaker person would. He is not asking to be magically relieved of his problems. Instead, he is praying for strength—for himself, for his family. He’s focusing on what he can do about this situation, rather than asking for something to be done for him. He’s also focusing on other people and what they need than on his own wants and desires. This must have been an extraordinarily difficult day for Shandling, one that tested him at the deepest level. Yet with the discipline he had practiced for so many years, he was able to rise to the occasion. And the truth is that we are all capable of that. But we have to put in the work—yesterday, today, tomorrow, so that we’re ready for that day when it comes for us

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Truly...Only the Good are Destined to Die Young! I will mis Charles...


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE VOICE ABOUT TO BE SILENCED CK I feel that I am losing an essential touchstone in constitutional conservatism. A brilliant, articulate, witty, and courageous spokesman for the American way. A man who refused to give up on life when he suffered a devastating accident which left him paralyzed from the neck down. A crippling event that has deterred strong individuals, Krauthammer took on life on his terms. Becoming a distinguished doctor in psychiatry, becoming an award-winning author/commentator, and even using his limited arm-motion to drive a specially-adapted motor vehicle. His issues may have slowed him down, but they certainly did not stop him. A man that represents everything that is good and decent in the world – perhaps why he is vilified by the progressive socialist democrats for refusing to accept victimhood and speaking out about good versus evil and conservative politics. Here is the letter Krauthammer wrote informing the world that he may not survive the coming month … Charles Krauthammer June 8, 2018 I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications – which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health. However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over. I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing. Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny. I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended. 1225 19th Street, NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 Bottom line … Here is an example of a man who lived life on his own terms -- embracing the reality of his life and the world with clear eyes are impeccable logic. While he is reluctant to leave this life, it appears that he is unafraid to enter the unknown. This is what an American looks like. As Krauthammer leaves this life after 68 years, he can look back on his significant achievements and know that he has made an impact on many of the world’s most powerful, influential, and prominent individuals and institutions. May we all be able to say something similar when our time comes. -- steve

Friday, June 8, 2018

#FollowFriday to all my great followers. :)

#FollowFriday to all my great followers. :)
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June 08, 2018 at 11:00AM
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Friday, June 1, 2018

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Retweeted TheDeepStateExposed (@trumpism_45): These Guantanamo cells are especially reserved for The Deep State. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #MondayMotivation #GitmoDay #LockThemAllUp #LockHerUp #LockHimUp #MAGA #DrainTheDeepState https://t.co/1GGZ0iL6sx

Retweeted TheDeepStateExposed (@trumpism_45): These Guantanamo cells are especially reserved for The Deep State. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #MondayMotivation #GitmoDay #LockThemAllUp #LockHerUp #LockHimUp #MAGA #DrainTheDeepState https://t.co/1GGZ0iL6sx
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May 26, 2018 at 12:13PM
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Retweeted Warrior Patriot (@HesleyJason): These deaths will not be in vain. All killed to not expose the truth of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. She is about to fall finally. #LockHerUp #ThePain #QAnon #QWarrior https://t.co/yrNOF8Q8vj

Retweeted Warrior Patriot (@HesleyJason): These deaths will not be in vain. All killed to not expose the truth of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. She is about to fall finally. #LockHerUp #ThePain #QAnon #QWarrior https://t.co/yrNOF8Q8vj
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May 26, 2018 at 12:11PM
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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Armed Citizens Get Credit for Stopping Shootings by A1F Staff


- Armed Citizens Get Credit for Stopping Shootings More SUBSCRIBE Gun control advocates scoff at the notion that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun, and they often throw up their hands and say, “Prove it” when they try to debate the matter. Well, now gun rights supporters can do that, and they can thank the FBI for the data. The FBI identified 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as “active shooter incidents” in a recent study and pointed out that ordinary citizens—armed or unarmed—intervened in 10 of the situations, successfully thwarting the attacker eight times. While not all the civilians who stepped up to confront the perpetrators were armed, the FBI report noted, “The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.” In four of the 10 incidents, the responding citizens were unarmed. The heroes in those cases verbally negotiated with the attacker or, in one example, use a car to stop the deranged madman. Six shooters were confronted by armed citizens, and the armed citizens were successful in four of those cases. The one that earned the most coverage in mainstream media involved the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where NRA member Stephen Willeford engaged the shooter with an AR-15. The bad guy fled, but eventually died. Of the two remaining instances, the civilian was wounded when he confronted the shooter once and in the other the shooter fled after exchanging shots with the law-abiding gun owner. IN THIS ARTICLE SECOND AMENDMENT 2A ARMED CITIZEN GOOD GUY WITH A GUN FBI ACTIVE SHOOTER REPORT NRA STEPHEN WILLEFORD

Friday, May 18, 2018

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Today’s Stoic: Find Clarity in the Simplicity Of Doing Your Job...


Anyone who has taken a yoga class or been exposed to Hindu or Buddhist thought has probably heard of the concept of a mantra. In Sanskrit, it means “sacred utterance”— essentially a word, a phrase, a thought, even a sound—intended to provide clarity or spiritual guidance. A mantra can be especially helpful in the meditative process because it allows us to block out everything else while we focus. For today’s mantra, we can borrow from the NFL where Stoicism has spread like wildfire. As sportscaster Adam Lefkoe would tell us in our interview about one of football’s most renowned coaches, “I find Belichick’s mantra “Do Your Job” to be a three-word embodiment of Stoicism. He is defined by his intense focus and dispassionate nature. He lives for process. He prepares for any possible situation or outcome. He works harder than any other coach in the NFL and doesn’t have time to worry about losses…he’s “on to Cincinnati.” Marcus Aurelius says to approach each task as if it were your last, because it very well could be. And even if it isn’t, botching what’s right in front of you doesn’t help anything. Find clarity in the simplicity of doing your job today.