Associated Press may have led FBI to Manafort storage locker – POLITICO

The April 2017 meeting between AP reporters and officials from the Justice Department and the FBI has been the subject of inquiries from congressional Republicans.

Source: Associated Press may have led FBI to Manafort storage locker – POLITICO

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So the AP acted as agents of the FBI?

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Officers censured for bringing ’embarrassment’ on Navy in ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal

https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/officers-censured-for-bringing-embarrassment-on-navy-in-fat-leonard-scandal-1.533910

By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPESPublished: June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has issued letters of censure to a retired rear admiral and two other officers found to have accepted inappropriate gifts and maintained unethical relationships with “Fat” Leonard Francis, the central figure in a widespread fraud investigation.

The censures – formal, permanent acknowledgements of wrongdoing – were issued last week to retired Rear Adm. Richard Wren, retired Capt. Timothy Conroy and Capt. Charles Johnson, the Navy announced Wednesday in a statement. The letters do not impact retirement benefits or pay for the officers reprimanded.

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Why doesn’t it impact pay or retirement benefits?  Why aren’t there criminal penalties?

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GUNS: Failure to prosecute allowed “gun control” to fail

2018-Jun-30

https://nypost.com/2018/06/29/accused-newsroom-shooters-stalking-victim-i-warned-cops/

Accused newsroom shooter’s stalking victim: I warned cops
By Amanda Woods
June 29, 2018 | 9:37am | Updated

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A woman who claimed that the Capital Gazette shooting suspect had stalked, harassed and sued her warned a former police official that “he will be your next mass shooter,” according to a new report.

The woman, whose name was not released, also told local station WBAL 11that Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, the shotgun-toting man who allegedly burst into the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, killing five staffers, was “a f—ing nut job.”

Jayne Miller, an investigative reporter at WBAL, tweeted that the woman told her Ramos became “fixated” on her for no obvious reason — causing her to move three times, change her name and even sleep with a gun out of fear.

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Imagine if just one person in the newsroom was armed?

But the Gooferment want “We, The Sheeple” disarmed so this keeps happening.  

The newspaper didn’t want to prosecute for fear of making the situation worse.  Guess that tactic didn’t work.

So we have a double failure of “gun control”: (1) folks have to prosecute the evil people so that “gun control” has even a chance of working; and (2) “gun control” kept the victims from being able to defend themselves.

So sad and so avoidable.

Requiescat In Pacem, America!

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USB-C to USB-A Adapter

My tech adoption generally consists of long periods of inertia punctuated with the occasional frenzy of replacement. But I’m very glad to see USB C catch on, even if it means one of those frenzies. While none of our household’s phones are yet equipped with USB C, my Asus Chromebook is, as is my GoPro camera — and I know it’s the wave of the (near-term) future.

Source: USB-C to USB-A Adapter

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“My tech adoption generally consists of long periods of inertia punctuated with the occasional frenzy of replacement.”

Since I’ve been “retired”, I’ve moved from “bleeding edge” to “being dragged along kicking and screaming”.

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New Jersey: ‘Surrender Your Guns Or Become A Criminal!’

New Jersey, not exactly known for giving the people living within its borders freedom, has just passed a law that declares all guns which hold more than ten rounds of ammunition “illegal.” The state is ordering people to surrender their guns or become criminals.

Source: New Jersey: ‘Surrender Your Guns Or Become A Criminal!’

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UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

Like the gun owners in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerk, hopefully everyone will just ignore it.

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Bearing Arms

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Source: Bearing Arms

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Isn’t this “backdoor gun confiscation”?

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The cynical ‘millionaires tax’ didn’t fool the SJC :: Jeff Jacoby

SHED NO TEARS for the “millionaires tax” ballot initiative, which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down on Monday. From the outset, the initiative was a cynical ploy to get voters to do something they have repeatedly rejected — replacing

Source: The cynical ‘millionaires tax’ didn’t fool the SJC :: Jeff Jacoby

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Clearly, the politicians and bureaucrats can’t be trusted with the “power” to do anything.

Argh!

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How people from different countries count money

In this video, 70 people from 70 different countries from all over the world show how they count money in their respective countries. Fascinating and more than a little mesmerizing after a while. I wonder why these different techniques developed the way that they did… (via digg ) Tags: video

Source: How people from different countries count money

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Pretty funny.  Wonder how it all developed.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Eric Peter’s Reader Rant! “We” Need and “I Believe”…

Here’s the latest reader rant, with my comments below: Dave writes: I went for years as a healthy individual until a staph infection last April. Almost died. I am 75. You never know when it is your turn to be sick . So I am on the state insurance called Medicare.

Source: Reader Rant! “We” Need and “I Believe”…

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I agree that you never know when it is your turn to be sick. But that is not the issue. The issue – the moral issue – is whether your sickness and associated expenses impose an obligation upon me enforceable at gunpoint. And mine on you. My position is that they do not. That your life is yours and mine is mine and we each ought to be free to live our lives as we think best; to plan for life’s exigencies and regardless of them, accept that our problems, whether the result of irresponsibility or not, don’t give us the moral right to pick up guns and point them at other people.

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As a little L libertarian, I agree that essentially EVERYONE is responsible for their own care.  However, under the guise of “insurance”, the Gooferment has made many promises, suggestions, “spins”, and innuendos about “coverage”.  So it’s no wonder that one of the “clovers” (Peter’s name for “We, The Sheeple”) is confused.  Given the “education” that passes for what happens in Gooferment Skrules, it’s no wonder that the disaster is ongoing.

I empathize with those of us in the same boat.  The Gooferment has stolen our savings by “taxation” and “inflation” in exchange for (non-existent) “protection” and (bankrupt and misrepresented) “insurance”.

What’s a crime victim to do?

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Another dead child the city might’ve saved

It happened again: Cops say a drug-addicted mother already on the city’s radar murdered her 5-month-old baby.On Tuesday, Joann McLeod allegedly threw her young son, Raymond Porfil Jr., against the

Source: Another dead child the city might’ve saved

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The Gooferment can’t protect the defenseless; what hope does anyone have for their “protection”?

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Your Incredible Shrinking Dollar

Over the last 12 months, the purchasing power of your dollar has dropped at the fastest rate since 2011. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by 2.8% year-over-year in May .

Source: Your Incredible Shrinking Dollar

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Gee, what a surprise. The Gooferment “cooks the books” and its numbers were “spun”.  Argh!

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Woman Asks For Help When Husband Invites His Parents To The Childbirth, And The Internet Delivers The Best Solutions Ever

Childbirth is the greatest miracle of life , a truly magical moment to both, the expecting parents and the newly-born baby. However, as beautiful as the experience is, it’s also very stressful for every party involved, from the mother to the medical professionals.

Source: Woman Asks For Help When Husband Invites His Parents To The Childbirth, And The Internet Delivers The Best Solutions Ever

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I think the response about having the “football team” in was hysterical!

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TECHNOLOGY: How not to implement a Customer facing system

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Important news about American Express Gift Cards

Dear Ferdinand Reinke,

A new American Express Gift Card site is coming soon! By June 26, 2018, please log in to your Account to access your saved information and past Gift Card orders. When the new Gift Card site launches, your American Express login credentials will not work, so you will need to create a new login. This new login will not be tied to your American Express Credit or Charge Account.Please log in now to save important account information you may need, such as order history, receipts, saved payment methods or shipping addresses.

Coming soon!
The new site will include changes such as:New Card designs
Option to add a customized message to all Cards
Ability to load any amount between $25-$3,000 on all Cards
Easy reorder
Variable Purchase Fee pricing from $3.95-$6.95

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I am surprised, as an ex-Amex employee, that this is such a  Customer hostile implementation.

Argh!

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Gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive

“I don’t want to get beaten to death, stabbed and burnt alive,” a slight woman with long blond hair and a checked shirt says. “I want a gun to feel equal.”She is a member of one of the

Source: Gay Americans are arming themselves to stay alive

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Everyone has a basic God-given human right to defend themselves as they see fit.

Go Pink Pistols!

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Vin Suprynowicz » Blog Archive » Where does the ‘Canadian steel’ come from?

I swear, if I hear one more major-network American TV debater (they pretend to be “interviewers,” but they’re not interested in helping facilitate any Trump administration “…

Source: Vin Suprynowicz » Blog Archive » Where does the ‘Canadian steel’ come from?

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I didn’t know that “Canadian” steel is from China?

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Supreme Court Hands Vote Suppressors Another Tool

Editor’s Note: Following the publication of this article, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the voter removal process described below. The decision deals a blow to election integrity not just in Ohio but throughout the country.

Source: Supreme Court Hands Vote Suppressors Another Tool

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If you need a photo id for the plane, then why is it “suppression” to require it to vote?

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Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

Source: Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

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Sounds like an emergency relief effort should be undertaken immediately.

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TINFOILHAT: Why Was Welstone Murdered?

On October 25 th , 2002 the last great hero of the common people in the US Senate was very likely murdered by agents of the shadow US crime cabal government otherwise known as the Bush-Cheney regime. His wife and daughter and two pilots also died in the air crash.

Source: Why Was He Murdered?

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How did the FBI wind up in charge of an NTSB matter?

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Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy Is Siphoning Money From Classrooms

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.com, Listen to education officials’ demands for more money and it’s easy to believe Illinois grossly underspends on K-12 education. A $7.2 billion funding lawsuit to double state contributions to classroom spending, a $40,000 minimum wage demand for teachers, and lawmakers’ rejection of limits to school district borrowing might bolster that impression.

Source: Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy Is Siphoning Money From Classrooms

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It’s always the “administrative” and pensions!

And the unions make it extra bad.

Argh!

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Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs : Code Switch : NPR

A new report says that one reason has to do with white people’s perceptions that they’re losing financial dominance as people of color are making gains.

Source: Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs : Code Switch : NPR

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Interesting.  Even if they’d benefit, they oppose it.  Racism?  I think not; perhaps because the nation is broke?  Perhaps, because welfare kills any ambition and any chance of a better life?  Perhaps, NPR is a leftist media outlet that survives on the Gooferment dole!

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CHROMEBOOK: “Planned Obsolescence” or “End Of Life”

One of my beloved Chromebooks — ET101 Samsung — updated the Chrome OS and popped up an “End Of Life” message.

What?

It’s EOL when it dies.

Is this part of Google’s attempt to follow in Apple’s “planned obsolesce” “architecture”?

Personally, if the Chromebook is supposed to be the “toaster” appliance of the computer age, then it should old go “end of life” when it goes to chromebook heaven.  I have toasters that lasted until the lady of the house decided the exterior could no longer be clean enough.  Not my problem, but an example of “Western Electric” telephone handset engineering.  Capable of operating after a flood or a nuke.

I am very upset.

And as if to rub my nose it (i.e., EOL), google helpfully offers me a selection of upgrades.

ARGH cubed!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5819169/Apple-hits-claims-designs-iPhones-fail-force-consumers-buy-new-one.

‘Planned obsolescence is the craziest thinking in the world’: Apple hits back at claims it designs iPhones to fail so consumers have to buy a new one

  • VP of marketing Greg Joswiak refuted that Apple uses ‘planned obsolescence’
  • In an interview with noted Apple blogger John Gruber, he called those claims ‘about the craziest thinking in the world’ saying the firm wouldn’t do that
  • Joswiak said Apple paid special attention to older devices with iOs 12 update
  • Comments come as Apple gave customers discounts for battery throttling
  • Apple has been charging £25 ($29) for replacements since December

By AARON BROWN and ANNIE PALMER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:07 EDT, 7 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:18 EDT, 7 June 2018

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Yeah, right.  I believe that!

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Is Mayor diBlasio

“Though New York City has one of the most segregated schools systems in the country,” writes Elizabeth Harris of The New York Times, until now, Mayor Bill de Blasio “was all but silent on the issue.” He was “reluctant even to use the word ‘segregation.’” Now the notion that the liberal mayor belongs in the same basket as Southern governors in the ’50s and ’60s like Orval Faubus of Arkansas and Ross Barnett of Mississippi seems a bit of a stretch.

Source: Is Mayor diBlasio

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A stunning observation!

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Leaker Crackdown Begins: Top Senate Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo’s Records Seized

Longtime former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe, was indicted and arrested Thursday night on charges of giving false statements to FBI agents in 2017 about repeated contacts with three reporters, according to the Washington Examiner .

Source: Leaker Crackdown Begins: Top Senate Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo’s Records Seized

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While I don’t think “leaking” is the honorable thing to do, that being said reporters and their materials are essential to free press.

Too bad I never get on juries!

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Owner of the Lolita Express and Orgy Island

Have you noticed, fellow truth-seekers, how the information we are pursuing seems to be coming at us in fits and starts these days? How some investigations begin, are stalled, and others long forgotten return to the public eye? As we attempt to decipher and interpret revelations about behind-the-scenes sexual abuse and pedophelia among the powerful elite in our society, we might do well to imagine a larger, more coherent process taking place that adheres to the well-worn phrase: timing is everything.

Source: Owner of the Lolita Express and Orgy Island

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No doubt, Jeffrey Epstein has dirt on many friends in high places, like the aforementioned Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and even Donald Trump, who is known to have visited Epstein’s island. Perhaps this is where FBI interests lie, or perhaps it is in gathering information about people who are not in the public eye. Is it possible that the FBI is leveraging Epstein to continue to get enough information to eventually prosecute people who are higher up the totem pole? One would hope so, although there are certainly less promising conclusions one could draw on the strength of this piece of information alone.

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Why aren’t the patrons of the Lolita Express and Orgy Island listed on the front page of every paper and news website?

One set of rules for everyone?  Don’t make me laugh!

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Texas Bullion Depository Open for Business

The Texas Bullion Depository officially opened for business this week. The creation of the facility represents a power-shift away from the federal government, and sets the foundation to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Source: Texas Bullion Depository Open for Business

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The Texas Bullion Depository will create a mechanism to challenge the federal government’s monopoly on money and provides a blueprint for other states to follow. If the majority of states controlled their own supply of gold, and people began using precious metals in daily transactions, it could conceivably make the Federal Reserve completely irrelevant.

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That’s going to take some time, but it becomes an interesting way create a “store of value”.

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