Thursday, August 11, 2016

Excellent: Hillsdale College: "The Next Supreme Court Justice" - Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General

Via Sister Anne


Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway

Via comment by JJ on Obama Justice Department Refuses To Investigation ...

 

Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official. 

The investigation centers on New York City, where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.

Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.

The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara’s prosecutorial aggressiveness has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street.

Obama Justice Department Refuses To Investigate Clinton Foundation

Via Billy


The Department of Justice turned down an FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation in connection with possible public corruption.

“Early this year as the investigation into Clinton’s private email server was in full swing, several FBI field offices approached the Justice Department asking to open a case regarding the relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, according to a law enforcement official,” CNN reported on Wednesday. 

“At the time, DOJ declined because it had looked into allegations surrounding the Clinton Foundation around a year earlier and found there wasn’t sufficient evidence to open a case.” the news outlet added.

Donald Trump Interview – Federal Secret Service Calls CNN’s Jake Tapper and Jim Sciutto Liars…

Via Billy


Gee, who would have thunk.............:)

Dalai Lama :“I believe the crux of today’s Middle-East problem is laid in Obama administration policies and the Saudi interference in Syrian crisis.”

Via Billy


It’s not just Trump who blamed Obama and Hillary for ISIS–
 
In October 2015 Russian President blamed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for creating ISIS.

Flashback: "We are training Isis." Sometimes Obama tells the truth...accidentally.

Via Billy

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In 2016 Barack Obama told reporters “We are training ISIS.”

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

Trump's' 2nd amendment comment that caused a tempest in a liberal teapot.

Via John "Remember, only Trump's words can be distorted by the media, as they were the other day. When someone else says something like this...."

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Comment on Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington

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Fred, again is right. It is goddamdest stupid idea. Ever. And, if one stops to give the matter some thought, our situation is far worse than suspected. First, going to war with Russia, generally does not end well for those at war with her. If we were to go to war with Russia, my prediction is that it is a 100% certainty that we would lose. And perhaps as badly as Iraq lost to us in the 1st Gulf war in 1991.
We here in the FUSA may have had at one time the best, most advanced weapons in the world. Not any more. Russian military hardware is the equal to what we have and in many areas their stuff is superior. We have believed our own propaganda about the quality of Russian equipment. Granted they have simply copied our stuff, but so what?
Why not let your rival spend his time and money to develop new stuff. Then wait to see how well it works. So when you want to upgrade your stuff, buy what you can from them or steal/spy the rest. The legacy equipment we have needs to be replaced or upgraded. The long years of our involvement in the "Stans" and the Middle East have left both our troops and stuff as worn out.

Our military as a whole is in rough shape and NOT fit to fight. We can not get a new weapons system out in the field in a timely manner. Nor are we getting our moneys worth. Just take a look at the JSF F-35. The most expensive plane ever and it still not ready for combat nor can it do what it is supposed to do. The Marine Corp does not know what it wants to be or how to do it. The Army, they are too busy with gender equality and rights and benefits for all the sexual perverts who are joining, as well as insuring that nothing offends Muslims. TPTB and the current administration have an ongoing purge of those officers who are warriors. Message is Lima Charlie, conform to the politically correct party line or your career is done for. Also we now have a much smaller military.

There is also the small matter that wars cost money. Should we go to war with Russia, where is the money going to come from to pay for it? This nation is bankrupt, with debt so large that is impossible for it to ever be paid off. So who is going to lend us the money? Other nations? Not a chance. From the American public? Problem with that is that most Americans are already too broke. Also there are not even working Americans to loot from to finance it. Nor do we have the manufacturing base we once did to make the planes, tanks, trucks, ships and guns we need for a conventional war. Remember too, all that stuff needs replacement parts to keep them working

Lastly a giant F--k You!, to TPTB and all the alphabet soup agencies, who are spying on me. I do NOT want a war with Russia. I so no reason for any American to die just so the politicians can hide their screw-ups or the corporate and bankers to use war to make more profits. Know this too, should we go to war with Russia, I will never believe the official story for war. I know that you all are liars. Every single last one of you are liars.

I almost forgot another reason why we WILL lose against Russia. We have no stomach for casualties. We have no resolve for the long haul. Once the body bags start coming back, or a battle is shown on the evening news, we will want to quit. Think Black Hawk Down. We don't like the idea that war is not like playing Call of Duty on our gaming system. Real war is too messy and nasty. (Amen, Fred and I were in Phnom Penh about the same time, but never met.)

FBI tip led to Ontario terror take down

Good afternoon Brock!

Hope all is well! It would appear we owe you a thank you, the FBI was able to prevent a terrorist attack in Canada! Thank you!

Shucks, we honestly believed that the court order for this nutjob to not associate with terrorists and not plot terrorist attacks was going to be effective! lol

I highly doubt this lesson will actually stick in regards to our Liberal Government, they're still claiming no serious concerns for Canadians!

Take care for now!

--Cousin Dale

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Aaron Driver leaves the Law Courts in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy.

Police say it was an FBI tip early Wednesday that alerted them to the "imminent threat" posed by Aaron Driver, who was later killed in a confrontation in Strathroy, Ont.

RCMP deputy commissioner Mike Cabana says the tip included a video of Driver, 24, and a warning that he planned to detonate a homemade explosive device in an urban centre during morning or afternoon rush hour.

Cabana says that while Wednesday's confrontation had a tragic end, it could well have had a "completely different ending" with a "significantly larger loss of life."

More @ MSN

NC: Voter ID

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Amazing how disparately the 4th Circuit court ruling trashing every election reform put forth by the government in NC compares with this 7th Circuit ruling (see article below).  These federal court decisions are totally at odds with one another. In the case of the 4th Circuit ruling, a type of second class citizenship for North Carolinian's vis a vis their counterparts in Wisconsin, has been created by a federal court.  Such a dramatic and disfavorable disparity should not exist within the federal courts of this or any other nation......and in just about any other nation it does not. Nearly every nation BUT OURS requires some form of positive identification when a voter votes.Some even use biometric identification methods, like finger printing and soon, iris scanners.

Nearly all nations BUT OURS make election integrity a top priority. Here in the U.S. we've had two decades of promoting higher registration of voters by loosening  rules through congressional action, without creating any safeguards to prevent fraud by those would abuse the system for their own purposes. The action of the 4th Circuit was to roll back common sense safeguards that the vast majority of Americans want. It is time we should consider a National Referendum Act, that would allow Americans to vote on important national issues as referendums during federal elections. Many states already have such laws. How else, other than a convention of states could we ever get the congressional term limits we sorely need, or to end the absurd, world-only "birthright citizenship" law we have in our country?

Getting back to voting.....The US Supreme Court has already ruled that photo ID is not a burden that disenfranchises voters, yet the 4th Circuit doesn't agree. [?]   CLEARLY, this adverse ruling against NC must be revisited at the Supreme Court level and voter ID requirements harmonized around the country.....and America should join the rest of the world in acknowledging the common sense need for a voter to positively identify themselves when they present themselves to vote. As everywhere else in the modern world, the integrity of our elections is worth protecting. As it stands now, in NC, this is no longer the case.

The 4th circuit ruling also reinstated a requirement to allow fraud-friendly "same day registration/voting,"a practice outlawed in 42 other states. Why don't the courts order those 42 others states to do the same. Why must ONLY NC be forced to re-implement it?  I'll tell you why......the answer is highlighted in blue in the paragraph below.

If you live in NC, please contact the governor's office, and/or your representatives in the General Assembly.

This MUST be fixed and NC's General Assembly, working with the governor, needs to go to the Supreme Court and request a similar temporary stay from the outrageous 4th Circuit three-judge Obama/Clinton panel that clearly acted from a political motivation to trash this state's voter photo ID in time for the November election to aid Democrats in this so-called 'battleground" state, a state that already had a reasonable impediment allowance for non-photo ID voting.

It is a shame how our courts have become as politicized as the Dept of Justice, the IRS, The VA, and now, even the military.  Time to wake up; we are losing our nation even as we watch from the sidelines.

~ J.........

Khan was paid $25,000 & speech written by staffers; Constitution bought 2 hours before DNC speech

Via Richard


Here are some new facts coming out on Twitter that are yet to be confirmed. Thought I’d post here in case someone wants to do more research:

– Khan was paid $25,000 by the Clinton campaign to speak at the DNC.

– the speech was not written by Mr. Khan, but by two campaign staffers.

– the copy of the US Constitution that Mr. Khan held up was bought only two HOURS before his speech by a female staffer, to be used solely as a prop and Khan returned the book after speaking.

– 5 Gold Star families turned down the opportunity to speak before Khan was contacted by the Clinton campaign.

– Khan’s immigration law firm is in debt $1.7M and owes back taxes of upward $850,000 plus penalties.

– CNN paid Khan over $100,000 to tell his “story” and repeated interviews across networks.

– Khan was given a bonus of $175k by the DNC for his effort in the media.

– The IRS has since put Khan’s tax file on a “hold” status.

More with video @ Investment Watch

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stanley Johnson, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for.

Via Cousin John

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On Dec. 3, 1965, Johnson was the co-pilot of an UH-34D helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, tasked to insert Army of the Republic of Viet Nam troops into South Vietnam. Johnson’s aircraft, with three other Americans and nine Vietnamese soldiers onboard, was hit by enemy fire. At 100 to 200 feet above the ground with the entire cargo compartment in flames, the helicopter lost one of its main rotor blades, and crashed approximately 30 kilometers west of Tam Ky Town. Everyone onboard the aircraft was killed in the crash.

Between 1993 and 2008, joint U.S./Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.) teams traveled to the area and conducted investigations which resulted in multiple excavations at the incident crash site and possible burial locations.

Lab analysis, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Johnson’s remains were included.

Interment services are pending.

Welcome home and rest in peace, 1st Lt. Johnson.

Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington

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Don’t look for a walk-over. The T14 Armata, Russia’s latest tank. You don’t want to fight this monster if you can think of a better idea, such as not fighting it. Russia once made large numbers of second-rate tanks. That worm has turned. This thing is way advanced and outguns the American M1A2, having a 125mm smoothbore firing APFSDS long-rods to the Abrams 120mm. (As Hillary would know, that’s Armor-piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding-sabot. You did know, didn’t you, Hill?) This isn’t the place for a disquisition on armor, but the above beast is an advanced design with unmanned turret and, well, a T34 it isn’t. (I was once an aficionado of tanks. If interested, here and here.)

A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whatever his other intentions, is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her elite ventriloquists threaten just that.  Note the anti-Russian hysteria coming from her and her remoras.

Christians hide bibles in German migrant camps amid death threats from Muslim extremists

Via Billy

Christians are being targeted in German migrant camps

According to religious groups, Christians are regarded as "unclean" and "more impure than dogs" by some Muslim extremists.

Outbreaks of violence and death threats across the country are rife as Germany's politicians try and step into rehouse the 1.1million people that have gone there on the invitation of chancellor Angela Merkel.

Now Christian campaigners are warning the situation is spiralling out of control with reports of death threats and of Christians having their bibles ripped up.

Around 14 Iranian Christian men were recently removed from a camp near the city of SchloƟ Holte-Stukenbrock after they were threatened by Islamic fundamentalists.

The men who were living in a camp in Bielefeld, a town which also hosts a British Forces base, were threatened with death should they not renounce Christianity, according to reports.

More @ Express

The Clinton Default Mistake

Via John

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Her presidency will use the federal enforcement agencies to entrench damaging political correctness permanently.

The decision to default one’s vote to Hillary Clinton comes in many forms. She is the lesser of two evils. She is the devil we know.

By all accounts, hell is still hell. Before volunteering to spend four years in it, voters about to commit the sin of despair might consider the consequences of a default vote.

The greatest is the economy. Mrs. Clinton will contribute nothing to lift the flatlined aspirations of the eight Obama years.

There is also the matter of Clinton mores, revealed again Monday in a Washington Post story about the way former Sen. Clinton dealt with the economic plight of upstate New Yorkers. Most relevant was the account of Sen. Clinton pushing federal money to the Corning company on behalf of its emissions-reduction technology:

“Corning’s chief executive co-hosted a 2015 fundraiser for her. The company paid her $225,500 in 2014 to speak to Corning executives. Corning also has given more than $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, its records show.”

More @ WSJ

VA Blows $300,000 On The Wrong TVs

Via Cousin John


The Veterans Affairs Department spent more than $300,000 on hundreds of TVs that have sat in storage in Detroit for nearly three years because they were the wrong type of television.

Officials at VA's Detroit medical center didn’t check ahead of time with the contractor installing the new TVs in patient rooms to ensure they properly fit the project’s design and specifications, according to the department’s inspector general. So, out of the 300 televisions the facility bought in September 2013, 282 of them have been gathering dust the past few years because they were purchased before the department awarded the installation contract.

The screw-up to date has cost VA $311,000, according to the watchdog: $292,492 for the TVs and related equipment and $19,052 for changes to the contract.

Russia moves tanks to European border amid reports of deadly Crimea shooting

Via Billy

 

It has been reported that Russian tanks have been spotted moving into occupied territory in Crimea, which was seized following an operation carried out by Vladimir Putin's forces in 2014.

Witnesses have reported large amounts of Russian military hardware massing near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in northern Crimea, close to the border with Ukraine.

Norman Dzhelalov, deputy chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis – which represents the peninsula’s ethnic Tatar group, claimed on Facebook that tanks had arrived.

He wrote: "Witnesses report that large groups of Russian military hardware have been massed near Armyansk and Dzhankoy. 

More with video @ Express

Robert Spencer: GOP National Security Leaders ‘Intellectually Bankrupt’ to Attack Trump and Defend Clinton’s ‘Pitiable Record’

 Via Billy

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Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, author of the new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily to discuss the open letter from 50 Republican national security officials, who declared, “None of us will vote for Donald Trump.”

“It’s really astonishing when you think about Hillary Clinton’s sorry record as secretary of state, in Benghazi, and everything else. The world on fire, the creation of ISIS, all these things can be laid at the feet of Obama and Hillary Clinton,” said Spencer.

He said: 

These military leaders, who are indeed chop-blocking Donald Trump, are obviously part of a foreign-policy establishment that has failed, and knows that it has failed, and knows how threatened it is by the candidacy of Donald Trump, and is trying to protect its hold on power. But it’s really, incredibly, almost intellectually bankrupt for them to be going after Trump in defense of such a pitiable record.

More @ Breitbart

Gavin McInnes: Assange Knows Something Weird Happened to Seth Rich But Isn’t Telling Us

Via Billy


People do this all the time. You don’t lay out a bounty of 20 grand when you don’t know you’re right. He knows he’s right. And we saw this with Breitbart. Remember when he offered $100,000 because someone claimed the n-word was hurled at them? He already had footage of the Tea Party not saying that. he knew he was right. That’s why he threw out 100 grand. I think Assange knows something really weird is going on so he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. I mean Seth Rich was shot in the back of the head at 4 in the morning. Who gets shot in the back of the head that’s not in organized crime?

The Time for Change forecasting model predicts a narrow victory for Donald Trump — 51.4% of the major party vote to 48.6%.

 Abramowitz - Table 2 - August 11, 2016

The Time for Change forecasting model has correctly predicted the winner of the national popular vote in every presidential election since 1988. This model is based on three predictors — the incumbent president’s approval rating at midyear (late June or early July) in the Gallup Poll, the growth rate of real GDP in the second quarter of the election year, and whether the incumbent president’s party has held the White House for one term or more than one term. Using these three predictors, it is possible to forecast the incumbent party’s share of the major party vote with a high degree of accuracy around three months before Election Day.

What does the Time for Change model predict for 2016? Estimated weights of the three predictors for the 2016 presidential election are displayed in Table 1. These estimates are based on the results of an OLS regression analysis using data on the 17 presidential elections between 1948 and 2012. The estimated coefficients for all three predictors are highly statistically significant and the model has an impressive adjusted R-squared of .90.

More @ Rasmussen

Trump calls Obama, Clinton 'co-founders' of Islamic State

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Republican Donald Trump called U.S. President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton the "co-founders" of Islamic State, ratcheting up his assertion that they are responsible for the rise of the militant group and sparking renewed criticism of his leadership ability.

Clinton's campaign called the statements a "false claim."

                                                                      More @ Reuters

Liberal Media Puts Trump in ‘Crosshairs’ – Because Death Threats Against Republicans are Acceptable

Via Billy

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IT’S NO NEWSFLASH THAT THE LIBERAL MEDIA HATES DONALD TRUMP

In fact, the liberal media justifies its bias against Trump.
 
New Gingrich calls it the most one-sided news coverage in American history.

WikiLeaks Releases New Emails Showing Hillary Taking Orders From George Soros

Via Cousin John

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Soros urges the then-Secretary of State to get the international community involved and pressure the Prime Minister to “forestall further demonstrations” and “tone down public pronouncements” as well appointing a senior European official to act as the mediator. The left wing billionaire also gave Clinton a list of potential nominees to appoint as mediator: Carl Bildt, Martti Ahtisaari and Miroslav Lajcak.

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Grace, a marvelous/sad story. Named such as her mother had an operation to allow her to conceive within six months, but fortunately she was born two years later.  At 17, she gave blood and found she had a liver problem, although none had existed in her family before.  She is now on 12 weeks of an experimental drug, which will be replaced with another one for 12 weeks if the first doesn't have success.  Neither have much hope and if so, the only option is a liver transplant.  She has a wonderful attitude, which I reinforced  as much as I could with my 42 year success story, so far, though mine pales in comparison to the severity of her problem. She'll keep her chin up, I am sure!






Luke won fourth place in the Buddy Pelletier 2016 contest. Would have probably been first or second if it hadn't been delayed for two hours because of lightning and White Lightning interfered....... :)





Spanish Mackerel in abundance this year.

Double rainbow that Luke pointed out.

Front yard.

The Morehead City Marlins.  A wonderful field.  Top rated college players come here to play in this league if they expect to go to the minor/major leagues, so they can practice with wooden bats. Their skill is extraordinary.

The ice cream eating contest.  No losers here. :)