Tuesday, December 12, 2017

263 Slush Fund Money Settlements Involving Congress Names Kept Secret

Congress set up a slush fund to pay for complaints (including sexual misconduct) about them and covered their asses to make sure the public would never find out who they are. be
40 minutes ago
There are 263 secret hush money settlements involving Congress. But the media is talking about Trump’s tweets.

HANUKKAH Begins Tonight AT SUNDOWN: AKA FEAST OF DEDICATION

Hanukkah 2017 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, December 12 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 20
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Hanukkah (/หˆhษ‘หnษ™kษ™/ hah-nษ™-kษ™; Hebrew: ื—ֲื ֻื›ָּื” khanukรก, Tiberian: khanukรก, usually spelled ื—ื ื•ื›ื”, pronounced [ฯ‡anuหˆka] in Modern Hebrew, [หˆฯ‡anukษ™] or [หˆฯ‡anikษ™]in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or แธคanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BC. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called a shamash (Hebrew: ืฉืžืฉ, "attendant")[1] and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.
Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil based foods such as doughnuts and latkes.
Hanukkah became more widely celebrated beginning from the 1970s, when Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson called for public awareness and observance of the festival and encouraged the lighting of public menorahs.[2][3][4][5] Diane Ashton attributed the popularization of Hanukkah by some of the American Jewish community as a way to adapt to American life, because they could celebrate Hannukkah which occurs at around the same time as Christmas.[6]
The name "Hanukkah" derives from the Hebrew verb "ื—ื ืš", meaning "to dedicate". On Hanukkah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple.[7][8] Many
homiletical explanations have been given for the name:[9]
·                The name can be broken down into ื—ื ื• ื›"ื”, "[they] rested [on the] twenty-fifth", referring to the fact that the Jews ceased fighting on the 25th day of Kislev, the day on which the holiday begins.[10]

·                ื—ื ื•ื›ื” (Hanukkah) is also the Hebrew acronym for ื— ื ืจื•ืช ื•ื”ืœื›ื” ื›ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืœืœ — "Eight candles, and the halakha is like the House of Hillel". This is a reference to the disagreement between two rabbinical schools of thought — the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai — on the proper order in which to light the Hanukkah flames. Shammai opined that eight candles should be lit on the first night, seven on the second night, and so on down to one on the last night (because the miracle was greatest on the first day). Hillel argued in favor of starting with one candle and lighting an additional one every night, up to eight on the eighth night (because the miracle grew in greatness each day). Jewish law adopted the position of Hillel.[11]

Video Captures Terror Suspect Akayed Ullah Setting Off Pipe Bomb in NYC Bus Terminal

Published on Dec 11, 2017

WATCH VIDEO An ISIS-inspired would-be suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others, law enforcement sources said. The man — a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub. The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C and E trains at Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street around 7:40 a.m., sources said.

NYC Subway Terror Attack the result of chain migration; chain began with Diversity Visa Lottery

As I've previously told you, I watch CNN every morning for a little bit just to get a feel for where the Leftwing media's head is each day.  They reported on the terror attack and the chain migration visa but did not mention that the chain began with a Diversity Visa Lottery winner.
Here John Binder at Breitbart reported the news:
bangladeshiThe Bangladesh-born terror suspect who allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide-bomb in New York was able to enter the United States as a foreign relative of an immigrant, extended-family member who had won a visa to the U.S. under the Diversity Visa Lottery.
[....]
In a statement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ullah was able to enter the U.S. in 2011 as a foreign relative after one of his family members was awarded a Green Card in the Visa Lottery.
 Homeland Security announced how the terrorist got in to the US. This rarely happened in the Obama Administration. One was left guessing on whether a perp was here legally or illegally and if legal through which program he or she entered.
Binder continues....
Every year, the Visa Lottery — championed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — gives out 50,000 visas to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.
As Breitbart News reported, Ullah was able to obtain a visa as the nephew of his Visa Lottery relative. This process of extended-family mass immigration to the U.S. is known as “chain migration.”
Chain migration allows new immigrants to the U.S. to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them.
And, the Center for Immigration Studies has more here too.
Don't miss my May 2017 post on the insanity of the Diversity Visa Lottery (aka green card lottery).

We have a category on the Diversity Visa Lottery here because although it isn't a refugee program we followed it a bit over the years to help make our point that everyone needed to get off the illegal immigration is bad, but legal is good bandwagon!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 12/11/7

Leader's Weekly Schedule
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11TH
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)

2) H.R. 3669 - Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ron Estes / Homeland Security Committee)

3) H.R. 2706 - Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 3093 - Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Capuano / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 1730 - Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Kustoff / Judiciary Committee)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2880 - Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 2872 - Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 1733 - To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Energy and Commerce Committee)

4) H.R. 4171 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

5) H.R. 2815 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant John Basilone Post Office" (Sponsored by Rep. Leonard Lance / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

6) H.R. 1208 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

7) H.R. 3638 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

8) H.R. 3655 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

9) H.R. 4042 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

10) H.R. 4285 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the "James C. Billy Johnson Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Frank LoBiondo / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

11) H.Res. 407 - Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman / Foreign Affairs Committee)

12) H.Res. 336 - Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

13) H.Res. 357 - Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on security, economic issues, and energy, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan / Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.R. 3971 - Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney / Financial Services Committee)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 1638 - Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 4324 - Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams / Financial Services Committee)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

H.R. 2396 - Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott / Financial Services Committee)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15THOn Friday, no votes are expected in the House.
Committee activity for the week of December 11 can be found here.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today in History: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
On August 23, 1994, the United States Congressby by Pub.L. 103–308designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.[1] On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. Military and naval forces in Hawaii.[2]
Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday – government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.[2]
On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in HonoluluOahuHawaii Territory, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American servicemen, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.
In 1990, leading up to the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress established the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal. This is also known as the Pearl Harbor Survivor's medal and was awarded to anyone who was in the U.S. Armed Forces and who was present in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and participated in combat operations that day against the attack. The medal was also awarded to civilians who were killed or injured in the attack. A few years later, Congress amended the law to allow any person who was present in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and was involved in combat operations against Japanese military forces attacking Hawaii, to receive the award. In both instances, there was a limited time period to apply for the award, and it is no longer issued.[10]

Monday, December 4, 2017

THE ROAD TO TYRANNY by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly
Imagine the following scenario; you live in a country where the universities have been taken over by a particular political party. Professors who don’t religiously follow the party’s philosophy are purged from the university, and students are subjected to continuous party line propaganda. If they fail to follow the party line their grades may suffer or they will be humiliated by their professors and silenced.

            Most of the news media is taken over by the party and instead of reporting the news provide nothing but political propaganda towing the party line. The propaganda is continuing and relentless and any reporters or news outlets that don’t follow the party line suffer from constant attacks. When the news media is controlled what is reported is not necessarily true, but instead is tailored to push the political agenda of the party.

            Freedom of speech is severely restricted or abolished entirely.  Only those who support the party are allowed to speak freely, and then they are carefully monitored to make sure their speech is correct according to party standards. This applies even if the party does not currently control the government because it lays the ground work for the way that it will be when it ultimately controls the nation.

            Freedom of religion must be severely restricted or abolished entirely.  No one should be allowed to worship a power higher than that of the state. All religions, particularly Christianity, should be constantly attacked in order to diminish their influence over the population.

            Due to the possibility of resistance to the party and the government the population should not be allowed to own firearms. This will actually begin with a requirement for all privately owned guns to be registered with the government. That will allow for the ultimate confiscation of all privately owned weapons that could be used to resist government tyranny.

If this all sounds familiar it because this was the playbook used by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party to take control of Germany in the 1930s. The liberals in this county are now following exactly the same playbook in order to bring us to the same disastrous place where the German people ended up, losing their freedom and even identity.   

Michael Connelly

Saturday, December 2, 2017

ABC NEWS: Made A Tiny Mistake When Reporting About Trump and Flynn

ABC: Our hugely damning report about Trump and Flynn earlier left out one detail. It didn't happen when he was a candidate. There was no collusion because Flynn met the Russian ambassador after the election.

ABC: Our Hugely Damning Report About Trump And Flynn Earlier Might Have Gotten One Tiny Detail Wrong

ABC News spokesperson tells me that “World News” will clarify that this should be president-elect Trump, not candidateTrump.
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An ABC TV clip rocketed around the news world on Friday afternoon because of one word: “Candidate.” If Trump told Flynn to talk to Russia before the election, as a candidate, that’s a big deal.
Not necessarily criminal but possibly criminal. It could be evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Kremlin to defeat Hillary.
Or it could be evidence that Trump was working against Obama’s foreign policy as a private citizen, before he’d been elected to anything.
The Logan Act has never been used to prosecute someone successfully but if you’re desperate to make a case for it, a major-party candidate going behind the president’s back to negotiate with enemy regimes during an election, is potentially fertile ground.
But if Trump told Flynn to talk to Russia after the election, well, that’s no big deal.
No one’s going to jail over it. So the “when” is crucial. And yet ABC apparently botched the distinction when Brian Ross told their audience today that “candidate” Trump ordered Flynn to chat with Russia.
That suggested contact with Moscow was made before Americans voted, which would be the strongest evidence yet that Trump himself was interested in collusion, a revelation that might potentially imperil his presidency. The stock market plunged on news of it. Article first published on Hot Air      A list of Brian Ross mistakes is described in the article.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI Is He Ready To Sabatoge Team Trump

Flynn admits lying to the FBI, will he lie about Trump and Russia?
President Trump showed his naivety in politics by appointing as a top advisor someone who had been in the Obama administration. Flynn may well bring down the Trump presidency.
He was appointed by President Barack Obama as the eighteenth director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving from July 2012 to his retirement from the military in August 2014.[4]  Flynn also briefly served as the National Security Advisor for President Donald Trump, from January 20 to February 13, 2017.[7]
Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's National Security Advisor after information surfaced that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.[8][9]Flynn's tenure of just 24 days was the shortest in the history of the office.[10][11]
Via Politico
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has formally charged ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn with one count of making a false statement, according to a court document.
Michael Flynn 
A plea hearing for Flynn has been scheduled on Friday for a federal court in Washington, D.C., the office of special prosecutor Robert Mueller announced Friday morning.

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn released a statement saying he's cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's office because it's in the "best interests of my family and of our country."
Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI about conversations he had with former-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition.
Read the full story here.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Trump Nominates AZ Treasurer Jeff DeWit To Head NASA Finance Post

The White House announced Wednesday that Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit has been nominated to oversee the finances at NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration job, which is based in Washington, D.C., requires Senate confirmation and involves overseeing an estimated $20 billion budget as well as the agency's financial operations.

NASA finances will be in good hands since DeWit was elected state treasurer The Arizona  land trust fund grew to $5.6 billion at the end of June, an all-time record, even as it paid out $290 million, also a record high.
"Since the conclusion of last year's presidential election, there has been much speculation as to what my future was going to be, and my response has been and remains that I truly love Arizona and my current role as state treasurer," DeWit said in a statement. "However, when the president of the United States asks you to serve your country, it is my duty to answer the call."
DeWit said he would remain in his current post for now.
DeWit said his "deep love for the state of Arizona and the opportunity to keep serving the wonderful people here at home is something that constantly tugs at my heart. This is definitely a tough decision."