45 Charged with Committing More than $240K in Welfare Fraud in Pennsylvania

The extent of welfare fraud is not just limited to Pennsylvania; it happens all around the country. A 2019 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that $1 billion in SNAP benefits are trafficked in the U.S. annually. But experts say the real extent of the fraud is uncertain and could surpass that $1 billion figure.

Source: 45 Charged with Committing More than $240K in Welfare Fraud in Pennsylvania

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If there was no welfare, then there would be no fraud!

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Canadian hospice tells gov’t it’ll forgo $750K in public funds rather than kill sick patients

With government money come strings. (From LifeSiteNews.com) DELTA, British Columbia, January 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A British Columbia palliative care hospice under government orders to provide euthanasia onsite by February 3 has offered to forgo $750,000 in public funds rather than let sick patients be killed by lethal injection in its 10-bed facility.

Source: Canadian hospice tells gov’t it’ll forgo $750K in public funds rather than kill sick patients

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Remember when Sarah Palin was EXCORIATED (look it up) for calling Obamacare “Death Panels”.

Here’s evidence she was right!

The Gooferment should NOT have the right to kill anyone EVER.

(I can be persuaded that if the criminal is a Hannibal Lecter type who is too dangerous to be contained, then killing the “mad dog” MIGHT be warranted.)

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Obsessive Astros Fans Documented Their 2017 Cheating

Tony Adams: My name is Tony Adams. I’m an Astros fan. In November 2019, when the videos of the banging during some Astros 2017 games came out, I was horrified. It was clear within a minute of watching it was true — my team had cheated.

Source: Obsessive Astros Fans Documented Their 2017 Cheating

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I wonder how many careers were ruined by their cheating.  The fellow cites a pitcher who never pitched again in the major leagues.

Argh!

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Ken Starr: Impeachment Violated Due Process and the Constitution

The House impeachment inquiry into President Trump, he said, had been “dripping with fundamental process violations.”The fact that Trump’s rights had been violated went against the first purpose of the Constitution, he said, which was to “establish justice.”“Courts would not allow this,” Starr said.  “They knew, and they know, that the purpose of our founding instrument is to protect our liberties.”

Source: Ken Starr: Impeachment Violated Due Process and the Constitution

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At what point do the “process violations” give DJT45 a “get out of jail free card”?

I don’t see what he did to warrant impeachment. Seems like a partisan witch hunt by the looney left.

That being said, didn’t they failed to observe the “rules of fair play”?

Where was all this “outrage” when HRC was corruptly violating security rules with her email and the Clinton Foundation? (Sorry but if I’d done what she did when I held a clearance, I’d probably still be in the stockade!)

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Peter Schiff: Gold Would Explode With A Bernie Sanders Presidency

Via SchiffGold.com, Bernie Sanders has gained in the polls of late and only trails Joe Biden by about three percentage points, according to the latest Fox News poll. On top of that, Sanders matches up against President Trump. He leads 48% to 42% in a head-to-head matchup.

Source: Peter Schiff: Gold Would Explode With A Bernie Sanders Presidency

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What a Sanders win means is much bigger government deficits, and much more money printing by the Fed because there is no way to finance all of the spending that will happen with tax hikes on the rich. We’ll get tax hikes on the rich, but they’re not going to provide the revenue to pay for the programs.”

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While I like 2k$+ gold personally, the implications for the USA and the world.  It implies a catastrophic collapse in the global economy.

I’m old and probably will not see all the bad things that will happen with it.

Hopefully, the American electorate will come to their senses by election day.

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Vermont Moose Saved After Hoof Stuck on Railroad Tracks

Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife added that such rescues are rare because of the risk to both the animal and the rescue crews in those situations.“Such recoveries are many times not successful,” the department said. “It’s great to see that, in this case, it ended well for those involved and for this very fortunate moose. A great job by all, and a special thanks from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife to those who helped in this effort.”

Source: Vermont Moose Saved After Hoof Stuck on Railroad Tracks

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Good work and good practice.

All life is “sacred” and should be treated with dignity and respect.

While we can’t save everything, we should retain our “humanity”.

My thought, after good for the moose, was could it have been a child or other human stuck there.

Wonder how it can be prevented in the future?

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White House tells airlines it may suspend all China-US flights amid coronavirus outbreak

United Airlines, which has the most service of the U.S. airlines to Hong Kong and mainland China with about a dozen daily flights, on Tuesday announced it would cancel dozens of flights next month to Hong Kong and mainland China as the outbreak worsens. The Chicago-based airline said it has experienced a “significant decline in demand for travel to China.” United and its rivals Delta and American are waiving cancellation and change fees for travelers booked to China.

Source: White House tells airlines it may suspend all China-US flights amid coronavirus outbreak

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Wow, a “significant decline in demand for travel to China.”

No surprise there.

What surprises me is that there is ANY demand.

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District Attorney: Armed Beer Store Clerk Justified in Killing Robber at Nearby Business

WFMZ reports that the man who intervened was following Mussa because he had robbed the beer store before entering Drake’s Pizza.

Source: District Attorney: Armed Beer Store Clerk Justified in Killing Robber at Nearby Business

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It’s sad that a human being was killed. It’s sad that another human being has to carry that burden for the rest of his life. It’s sad that there was an injury presumed from “friendly fire”.

It is good that criminals are called to account.

I’d rather they all be afraid of the honest citizen than the other way around.

Politicians and bureaucrats want to disarm the people for their own nefarious purposes.

(I’ve given up the idea that they are honestly trying to make the country safer. Honest but mistaken. In the light of their continued insistence in complete disarmament to extent they talk about door to door search and siezure as if was even possible. They can’t even disarm criminals. Or keep drugs out of their prisons. So what is their motivation if it’s not to put people into camps?)

Seems like the Virginia “Democratic” legislature has just “poked the proverbial tiger with a stick”. “I fear all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.” — apocryphal quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto played by Soh Yamamura in the movie ‘Tora Tora Tora’

Μολὼν λαβέ … … from my cold dead hand!

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Bryant’s helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers – AOL News

The cause of the crash was unknown, but conditions at the time were such that the Los Angeles Police Department and the county sheriff’s department grounded their helicopters.

Source: Bryant’s helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers – AOL News

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What can one say about such a sad event?

I can’t add to story, but I have to wonder if this gets chalked up to “pilot error”?

I’m reminded of the plane crash of JFKjr, and the hubris of the pilot to think he can do it.  Even when there were alternatives.

In this case, flying into fog that was grounding others.  What would have been the “downside” to “discretion is the better part of valor”?  Missing a basketball game or being late for it!  A small price to pay for avoiding a disaster.

Requiescat In Pacem

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Prince Charles flew 16,000 miles in just 11 days before proudly posing with Greta Thunberg in Davos | Daily Mail Online

Prince Charles was last night facing embarrassment after taking a series of private jet flights while lecturing world leaders about climate change.On a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the Prince met activist Greta Thunberg and used an electric Jaguar car to travel to the Swiss resort.But the MoS can reveal that in the 11 days before his high-profile appearance, Charles took three flights on private jets for official Government business and one on a helicopter.

Source: Prince Charles flew 16,000 miles in just 11 days before proudly posing with Greta Thunberg in Davos | Daily Mail Online

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These celebrity doomsday predictors are all so “predictable”.

One set of rules for me; different ones for thee.

It’s all about taking away our freedoms and bigger Gooferment!

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Man received USPS package five years after ordering item

How this man even remembered me, but five years later I received an email thanking me for the item. It had arrived, and in one piece. I still wonder where it sat for five years.

Source: Man received USPS package five years after ordering item

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Gooferment “service”!  Laugh!

Seriously, why is the Gooferment in FedEx and UPS’ business?

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‘Those of us who did the right thing get screwed’: Father confronts Warren on student loan plan

Via The Washington Examiner A father confronted Elizabeth Warren about her plan to forgive student loan debt in a tense face-to-face conversation, asserting that those who paid for college tuition themselves would get “screwed” under her proposal.

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During the confrontation Monday, Warren protested, communicating that no one would get “screwed.”

“Of course we did. My buddy had fun, bought a car, went on vacations. I saved my money,” he said. “He made more than I did. But I worked a double shift, worked extra — my daughter worked since she was 10. So, you’re laughing.”

“No, I’m not,” Warren said.

“Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re doing,” he said. “We did the right thing, and we get screwed,” he added, before walking away from the photo line without a photo.

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Source: ‘Those of us who did the right thing get screwed’: Father confronts Warren on student loan plan

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Certainly sounds like that to me!

All these “free” giveaways will just crash the economy and make the great depression look like fun at a children’s party.

We get our standard of living from the (somewhat) free market.  At some point, these politicians and bureaucrats will “kill the golden goose”.

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Hometown Hero Jack Ciattarelli Kicks Off GOP Gubernatorial Campaign In Raritan | TAPinto

If history repeats itself, Ciattarelli noted that no Democratic governor of New Jersey has been reelected in the past 42 years.

Source: Hometown Hero Jack Ciattarelli Kicks Off GOP Gubernatorial Campaign In Raritan | TAPinto

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Interesting factoid.

Have Murphy and the D’s demonstrated that socialism doesn’t work?

High taxes are killing every thing.

We’ll see?!

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California Case A Prime Example Of Gun Control’s Failures

You’ll never restrict something so sufficiently that criminals can’t get it. All you can do is interfere with the lawful man or woman and treat them like a criminal instead.

Source: California Case A Prime Example Of Gun Control’s Failures

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Like mu bumpersticker says: “Only a fool believes that criminals will obey gun laws.”

QED

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Infected people seen ‘dead in streets’ in quarantined Chinese virus city – Daily Star

EXCLUSIVE: Disturbing images on Instagram from inside Wuhan show residents dropping to the floor following a lockdown of the city by Chinese authorities

Source: Infected people seen ‘dead in streets’ in quarantined Chinese virus city – Daily Star

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Sounds serious!  No word on how to prevent its spread.  Stay away from crowds and public places until it’s over?

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Paul Krugman Admits Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme

Social Security is America’s oldest major social program, and it’s a crucial support for older Americans, a majority of whom depend on it for more than half their income, and a quarter of whom depend on it for almost all their income. The program is structured to look like a pension fund, where what you get out depends on what you paid in, but that’s bit of a Noble Lie. For the most part it’s a pay-as-you-go system, in which Americans of working age support retirees.

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Paul Krugman Admits Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme

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Yeah, like anyone who has studied history and economics believe it was not a racist Ponzi scheme.  It transfers wealth from poor minority men to rich white women.  Argh!

GBWxx wanted to privatize it but was accused of giving a payoff to Wall Street.

If I had all the money that I put into FICA, I’d be rich.

Why can’t it transform into a private savings account?

(Imagine an old minority man leaving his children a legacy of a few bucks.)

The answer is that the politicians and bureaucrats would lose a “piggybank” that can be raided for oodles of spending on pet projects.

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Running On Empty | Worldhealth.net Anti-Aging News

Adds for Fiji water remind us that the word SPA comes from the Latin “Salus Per Aquam” which means “Health By Water”. There are indeed touted purity and health benefits, none proven scientifically but I must admit that they do seem to taste better and go down a little smoother, although I usually stick with my home grown Eau d’ faucet.

Source: Running On Empty | Worldhealth.net Anti-Aging News

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I love the term “Eau d’ faucet”!

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Vast Body of Scientific Data for Past 2,000 Years Affirms Sun, Not CO2, Controls Climate | PSI Intl

New study by respected Oxford-trained (DPhil) international geological consultant relying on archaeological, astrophysical, geological and palaeoclimatological data covering the last 2,000 years shows it is the Sun, not CO2, that controls global temperature.

Source: Vast Body of Scientific Data for Past 2,000 Years Affirms Sun, Not CO2, Controls Climate | PSI Intl

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Guess we won’t hear anything about this because it doesn’t fit the Socialist / Communist Big Gooferment narrative!

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Fake Investigations – Designed To Fool You – The Burning Platform

For the Deep State, hiding and destroying evidence of guilt is standard operating procedure.  They simply report a “glitch” that destroyed the key evidence and that’s the end of it.  Or, they simply redact the portions of the record that would expose the truth.  To my memory, no one ever suffers any consequences for this.

Source: Fake Investigations – Designed To Fool You – The Burning Platform

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Unless someone goes to jail or gets fired, it’s all smoke and mirrors to me.

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Treasury brings back the 20-year bond to pay for the ballooning deficit

The Treasury Department is issuing a 20-year bond for the first time in 34 years to help pay for the ballooning $1 trillion dollar budget deficit.

Source: Treasury brings back the 20-year bond to pay for the ballooning deficit

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​We talked about the bond bubble.  Here’s a wild card in the equation.  I think it’s a bad sign.  IMHO the only reason to issue a 20 year is the 10, 30,​ and 50 are not selling. Or not selling at rates they find acceptable (i.e., too high).  If I am right, then you’ll see a consumer price increase as well as a drop in the overall value of bonds.  That will translate to higher interest rates on mortgages, cars, and credit cards.  We’ll see.
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PSA: Watch Out for This New Text Message Package Delivery Scam

We’ve been trained to expect and look out for spam emails. But now, scammers are sending realistic-looking text messages (like the one above) posing as shipping and package delivery companies such as FedEx.

Source: PSA: Watch Out for This New Text Message Package Delivery Scam

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WOW.

Why would you give anyone your credit card number?

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[Josh Blackman] The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal and Legal Education

Mike Barry , the Dean of the South Texas College of Law, sent an insightful message to the students and faculty concerning the Houston Astros cheating scandal . With his permission, I reproduce it here. — I long have been a fan of baseball.

Source: [Josh Blackman] The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal and Legal Education

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First, culture starts at the top. Many of you will run your own law firms. Others will rise to prominent positions in government, the judiciary, business, and the legal community. And, regardless of the role you find yourself in, you will be a leader for, at the very least, your clients and your staff. You will set the tone for those who work for you and who work with you.

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If the manager – their on-field leader – had told the players to stop, they would have done so.  When you are a leader, your action – or your inaction – speaks volumes.  What you tolerate, you teach.  What you condone, you own.  Every leader must set not only a culture of ethical conduct, but must identify and eliminate behavior that deviates from that standard.

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A wise admonition to all Information Technology executive, especially those in Information Security and Disaster Recovery.

I’ve worked in and gotten “downsized” for expressing a factual opinion that the top leadership was being mislead as to the organization’s capabilities — to resist being hacked, the capabilities / capacities of new systems, as well as the organization’s ability to recover from a catastrophic failure.

Sure, being downsized stung.  But I went to Catholic school, where I was taught a standard — would your Mother be proud of you for what you’ve done.

In my book, I observed that “Catholic school taught them that it was their obligation, and could even be a mortal sin, if you didn’t use all your talents to the greater glory of God.” — “Chapter Fifty — Samaritans going to Jericho / Monday November 5, 1962 – Church Day + 17 (continues)” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 296

Can’t say I’ve always met that standard, but I’d like to think, that more often than not, I did.

It seems that we’d have a much better world if politicians, bureaucrats, and everyone observed that.  John Wooden said: “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

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British Robbery Could Have Gone Differently In The U.S.

Any law that makes people victims is a law that should simply not exist. The ability to defend ourselves against any kind of attack is something we should all enjoy regardless of what country we call home.

Source: British Robbery Could Have Gone Differently In The U.S.

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Criminals should be made afraid that their next victim could be there last!

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How computers will steal jobs from white-collar workers

While fewer than 5 percent of these could be completely automated with existing technologies, more than 60 percent were made up of tasks of which at least 30 percent could be automated, the study found. In short, most jobs — including white-collar ones — already involve a sizeable chunk of activity that can be automated.

Source: How computers will steal jobs from white-collar workers

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This should be a wake up call to all the the big fat old turkeys from the big fat old turkey hisself.

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Man hospitalized with ‘3-day erection’ from bull sex stimulant

This is no “cock-and-bull story.”

Source: Man hospitalized with ‘3-day erection’ from bull sex stimulant

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I don’t know why but I thought this was “funny” (peculiar and haha at the same time!).

How dumb can someone be?

It’s like giving cow’s milk to children and being surprised that we have fat children? (It’s “designed” to develop a calf into a several hundred pound cow!)

This fellow was NOT in the running for a “Darwin Award” but I’m confident he’ll do better in his next attempt.

Laugh!

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