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CRASH FIREBALL Tesla car explodes in horror smash after hitting tree causing several fires so intense firefighters couldn’t save trapped passengers
Fire chief said flames were so severe as a result of the lithium batteries in the motor, they were prevented them from rescuing ex-FBI agent and woman inside
BY ZOE NAUMAN US ONLINE REPORTER




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/absurd-1-juror-s-police-shooting-trial-black-article-1.2857399

KING: It's insane that there's only 1 black juror for Scott trial

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:02 PM

Last year, more than 1,200 people were killed by police in America and not a single officer was convicted in any of those cases.

A tiny percentage of the p





http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-police-chief-sentenced-in-beating-of-handcuffed-man-cover-up/

November 3, 2016, 6:33 PM
Former police chief sentenced in beating of handcuffed man, cover-up




http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a46616/dont-mess-with-roy-cohn/
Trump's Mentor Roy Cohn
the Backstory



Roy generates. the more clients he attracts. Just recently he exploded on the front pages, bringing a stockholder suit against Henry Ford, charging that Ford accepted bribes and siphoned company funds for his personal living expenses. He made the evening news when he appeared, without fee, as the attorney for I. Wallace LaPrade, former head of the FBI's New York office, who was fighting Justice Department charges involving his role in illegal bugging and break-ins. Unlike mast lawyers, he

Four of Roy Cohn's closest childhood friends—Generoso Pope Jr., Si Newhouse Jr., Richard Berlin, and Bill Fugazy—are today, respectively, owner and publisher of the National Enquirer, chairman of the Conde' Nast publications and part owner of the Newhouse communications empire, president of the Hearst Corporation, and owner of one of the world's premier travel and limousine services. For twenty years, Roy exchanged Christmas gifts with FBI director J. Edgar








http://thehill.com/regulation/304225-agent-fbi-is-trumplandia

The FBI is “Trumplandia,” according to an agent who spoke anonymously to The Guardian newspaper.

In a report published Thursday, multiple sources within the FBI say that deep antipathy toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and anger that FBI Director James Comey did not bring charges against her this summer have motivated leaks that could damage her presidential campaign.

One agent told The Guardian that many at the bureau view Clinton as the “antichrist” and are supportive of Trump.

“That’s the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump,” the FBI agent told The Guardian.

But another FBI source disputed the level of support Trump has within the bureau, according to The Guardian.

“There are lots of people who don’t think Trump is qualified, but also believe Clinton is corrupt,” the source said. “What you hear a lot is that it’s a bad choice, between an corrupt and a corrupt politician.”

According to the report, the tensions boiled over in July when Comey declined to re



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FBI Agents
Former special agents who once served their country in the fight against mobsters, terrorists and fraudsters often have second careers in the security or investigation departments of big companies and law firms.

However, jumping into the private sector is not without its pitfalls for one-time G-men.  As much as they are prized assets by corporate America for their training, experience and contacts, the good reputation of these former agents also can be cynically exploited by employers with sharp practices or shady reputations as a cover to deflect any suspicion into wrongdoing.

For example, Assistant Director Louis Nichols -- J. Edgar's No. 2 man -- left the FBI in 1957, and took a plum job making $100,000 a year at Schenley Industries which mob lackey Roy Cohn allegedly secured for him, and Louis Rosensteil, the company's president, was suspected of ties to Genovese mobsters Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello.  And former special agent H. Paul Rico left the Boston field office in 1975 to become security head at World Jai Alai, and then was indicted for his alleged role in a 1981 murder as a tool of Winter Hill boss Whitey Bulger although Rico died in 2004 before the charge against him was resolved.

Indeed, in May 1962 while staying at the Volney Hotel in New York City, Meyer Lansky was recorded on a wire describing how the G-men could be co-opted in the private sector as "racketeers" and the "new mafia":
They're nothing but racketeers, every one of them.  After five years they get out, get on a big corporation's payroll.  Now what happens, you and I . . . let's say I work for IBM.  You came.  They say [redacted] is doing  the same business.  He has no FBI guys working for him.  Pop, they chop his legs off.  They find him with a sweetheart, they find him with this, they find him with that.  This thing's gonna get an investigation.  It's a new mafia.

The potential pitfalls for former agents joining the civilian life came to the forefront recently for U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island, NY, who spent a decade as a special agent with the FBI until leaving the agency in 2006.  Grimm then opened a restaurant on the Upper East Side called Healthalicious with partner Bennett Orfaly, and federal prosecutors now allege that Orfaly has personal ties to reputed Gambino capo Anthony "Fat Tony" Morelli who "is serving a 20-year prison sentence for racketeering and extortion in an elaborate tax fraud" as reported by Alison Leigh Cowan for The New York Times:

"Mr. Orfaly maintains constant contact" with Mr. Morelli in prison, [Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony] Capozzolo told the court, noting that Mr. Orfaly "has visited him and engaged in telephone conversations."

One unidentified source claims that Morelli is "like an uncle" to Orfaly as reported by Mitchel Maddux and Dan Mangan for the New York Post.

Orfaly is not accused of any wrongdoing, and Grimm previously sold his interest in the restaurant and insists he was unware of Orfaly's supposed ties to Morelli.  In the absense of any evidence to the contrary, Grimm should be entitled to the benefit of the doubt on his claims of ignornance.  In any event, many citizens probably are not thrilled with the idea that a special agent who worked undercover assignments targeting the mob after leaving the FBI became involved with a business partner who allegedly has a personal relationship with a reputed mobster.  It's just not the prettiest picture.

Another former agent got employment at a law firm which subsequently was indicted.  Steve Bursey spent 27 years at the FBI, and among his assignments was serving as the contact agent for undercover agent Joe Pistone who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family as Donnie Brasco.  Immediately following his FBI retirement in 1997 Bursey joined the class action law firm Milberg Weiss to head its investigations department.  In 2006 the law firm was indicted by federal prosecutors for an alleged decades-long scheme in which serial plaintiffs were illegally paid kickbacks out of the attorneys' fees for filing their shareholder lawsuits.  Several heavy-weight partners were convicted for their roles and sent to prison, and the firm itself -- now known simply as Milberg LLP -- settled the criminal case by paying a $75 million fine and hiring a compliance monitor for two years according to a Department of Justice press release:  "the settlement with Milberg reflects the seriousness of what was probably the longest-running scheme ever conducted by a law firm," said United States Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien, and "the monetary payment will punish the firm for allowing this conduct to occur."

Among those convicted for their roles in the scheme was the firm's founding partner Mel Weiss, and Bursey wrote a May 1, 2008 letter to the sentencing judge pleading for leniency on behalf of the crooked lawyer which provides the following:

My name is Steve Bursey.  I am a 27 year veteran of the FBI and manage Milberg's investigative unit.

I have reported to Melvyn Weiss for most of my eleven year tenure with the firm.  It has been a privilege to work for him and he has allowed me to assemble a collection of fact-finding talent that is the envy of every law firm in this country.  Our methods and effectiveness are so well regarded that the plaintiffs' bar actually refer to it as the "Milberg model."

During my time here, I have conferred with Mr. Weiss on many occasions.  At no time have I ever been asked to do anything which could be even remotely considered improper or unethical.  He has, without exception, always put the interests of the investors and consumers ahead of everything else.  His dedication to the mission has led me to develop a respect, admiration and affection for him that has only been rivaled by one other man in my life, my father.

On a personal note, I know that Mr. Weiss has, on numerous occasions, provided financial and/or moral support to many employees of the firm, such as paying for medical procedures.  Unsolicited assistance was rendered quietly and without fanfare.  People here, especially the support staff, adore Mel and it was particularly moving to see their reaction when he expressed his remorse for what happened – a lot of tears followed by a standing ovation.

I hope that this unique man, with his love of this country and passion for helping people, can be placed in a situation in which he is able to continue to put his talents and generosity to use.

U.S. District Judge John Walter apparently was unmoved by Bursey's letter, and gave Weiss 2 1/2 years on his racketeering conviction as reported by Edvard Pettersson for Bloomberg:

The kickback scheme enabled Milberg to become an extremely successful and profitable securities law firm, Walter said before sentencing Weiss. The lawyer's continued participation in the scheme, after he knew the government was investigating, made it difficult to show leniency in spite of the many letters of support written on his behalf, Walter said.

Bursey and the others remaining at the firm were not involved in any wrongdoing but the optics of a former agent at a law firm which otherwise was thick with corruption may not have inspired a lot of confidence among all the good citizens who once paid his public salary.  The federal investigation into Milberg Weiss commenced in 1999 -- two years after Bursey gained employment there -- but unflattering press about "professional plaintiffs" had been written about the firm going back to 1992 as reported by Peter Elkind for Fortune magazine.  Indeed, Milberg Weiss was seen by many as the principal target of Congress in its passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 to address some of the perceived abuses in the lawsuit industry.  Given Bursey's FBI background one reasonably may ask whether he ever entertained any suspicions about the kickback scheme prior to the indictment against his employer and several of its partners.

Milberg Weiss has been the subject of controversy beyond its use of professional plaintiffs.  For example, in 1999 a federal jury found that Milberg Weiss "had abused the legal process to discredit" the reputation of consulting firm Lexecon Inc., and awarded the injured company $45 million in compensatory damages as reported by Melody Peterson for The New York Times: 

Before the jury could decide whether punitive damages should be added to that amount, the two sides talked through the night, reaching the $50 million settlement yesterday morning. The settlement takes the place of the $45 million jury verdict.  ''The biggest and most powerful class-action plaintiff's firm was found liable for abuse of process,'' said Alan N. Salpeter, a lawyer at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, which represents Lexecon. ''This sends a message that lawyers should not abuse the law.''

Apparently "at the trial, several Milberg Weiss partners testified," and "after the verdict, one juror was quoted in the press as saying that the 'Milberg Weiss lawyers were not truthful'" according to a case summary ("Lexecon Wins $50 Million Settlement From Milberg Weiss") by Mayer, Brown & Platt.

FBI agents see a lot in their work but once they leave the protective cocoon of the Bureau for civilian life maybe that's when they fully appreciate just what a wild world it is.



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/vt-state-legislature-candidate-faces-revenge-porn-charges-article-1.2857429

Vt. state legislature candidate faces revenge porn charges

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:05 PM


Patrick Liebrecht, a candidate for the Vermont State Legislature has been arrested and is now facing revenge porn charges, according to a police affidavit. (COLCHESTER VERMONT POLICE)
A Vermont man who is running for state legislature is facing revenge porn charges for posting sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend on social media without her permission.

Patrick Liebrecht, 57, is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend and posting sexually explicit photos of her on Facebook without her consent, according to WCAX.

Liebrecht is running for a Colchester seat in the Vermont House of Representatives. The Vermont Republican Party released a statement condemning



http://extras.mercurynews.com/policeguns/

BAY AREA NEWS GROUP WATCHDOG REPORT
944 LOST GUNS


Disarmed and dangerous: Officers across the Bay Area and state are losing firearms at an astonishing rate — and the consequences can be deadly
JUNE 26, 2016
Nine-hundred and forty-four guns.
From Glocks, Sig Sauers and Remingtons to sniper and assault rifles,
Related stories
June 28: San Francisco deputy's missing gun found during murder investigation
They used to belong to law enforcement officers across California, but a new Bay Area News Group investigation found hundreds of police-issued weapons have been either stolen, lost or can’t be accounted for since 2010, often disappearing onto the streets without a trace.

COURTESY OF NICOLE LUDWIG
A federal ranger's stolen gun was used in the high-profile killing of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a San Francisco pier. Despite the attention, a year later guns are still being stolen from law enforcement officers' vehicles.

AP
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is charged in Steinle's killing. He says he found the gun that was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management agent's vehicle.
A year after a bullet from a federal agent’s stolen gun killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier, this news organization surveyed more than 240 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and discovered an alarming disregard for the way many officers — from police chiefs to cadets to FBI agents — safeguard their weapons.
Their guns have been stolen from behind car seats and glove boxes, swiped from gym bags, dresser drawers and under beds. They have been left on tailgates, car roofs and even atop a toilet paper dispenser in a car dealership’s bathroom. One officer forgot a high-powered assault rifle in the trunk of a taxi.
The tally includes Colts, Rugers, Smith & Wessons, a Derringer, a .44-caliber Dirty Harry hand cannon and a small snub-nose






http://abc7.com/news/fbi-agent-indicted-on-obstruction-of-justice-charges/575139/

FBI AGENT INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES
regarding Prostitute

Former FBI agent Timothy Joel is shown in this undated file photo.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
-- A Southern California FBI agent has been indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making a false statement to a federal officer.

FBI Special Agent Timothy Joel worked out of the Los Angeles FBI Field Office before he was dismissed last year. The indictment relates to Joel's alleged relationship with a woman who was arrested at the Otay Mesa border in 2007. The woman, a Korean national, was being smuggled into the United States to work as a prostitute. Joel allegedly helped her stay in the U.S. by claiming she was an important witness in a human smuggling investigation.

According to the indictment, Joel provided the woman with regular cash payments from his personal bank account totaling nearly $20,000 and later moved in with her in an apartment in Los Angeles.

In 2


http://prorev.com/connex.htm

CLINTON ARCHIVES

Arkansas Connections

A CHART THAT APPEARED IN THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW, MAY 1992
The media tried to turn the Clinton story into Camelot II.
Just the truth would have made life easier for all of us.
And a much better tale as well.
Sam Smith


https://usahitman.com/wbdct911/


Featured News
Whistleblower Deaths Connected To 9/11 (You Cant Deny This One)
September 11, 2012 / 1 Comment

Here are the related deaths to 9/11.. There is so much information on this topic but most of it is disappearing from the web. I figured for 2012; I would compile a list of some very interesting information about the 9/11 truth movement. The sad part is that there is not many ‘real’ people out there anymore because most of them were assassinated or they will never talk again. Why? Because there is more to the story and everyone knows it! (My Internet Was Cut Off After Massive Researching of this info, a coincidence?) Below is some information that will scare you or might even wake you up but please remember this is only to get the truth; not to offend the families or the dead. Please do more research on the information below: (BTW: There are a lot of our articles below for researching more into 9/11)



Barry Jennings

Key Witness to WTC 7 Explosions Dead at 53

By Aaron Dykes
Infowars.com
September 16, 2008

NYC Housing Authority spokesman Howard Marder has now officially confirmed that Barry Jennings indeed passed away approximately a month ago after several days in the hospital, matching confirmations from several other employees at the Housing Authority. Marder commented that Jennings was a great man, well liked by everyone at the Housing Authority, and that he would be missed. No other details were available.

Barry Jennings, a key 9/11 eyewitness who was an emergency coordinator for the New York Housing Authority, has passed away at age 53 from circumstances not yet disclosed.

A spokesperson for the Housing Authority has now confirmed his death, after weeks of rumors circulating online, but refused to give any further details. Several other individuals at the Housing Authority also confirmed that they knew Barry Jennings, and that indeed he had passed away about a month ago. No other details were available.

This office has not yet been able to contact anyone in the Jennings family and the official cause of death is not yet known, but online comments have reported the date of death as August 19, 2008.

It is very unusual that a prominent — and controversial– 9/11 witness would die only days before the release of NIST’s report on WTC7 and shortly after a firestorm erupted over his testimony that he heard explosions inside the building prior to collapse of either tower and that there were dead bodies in the building’s blown-out lobby.

The BBC aired The Third Tower in July in attempt to debunk Barry Jennings’ account– which is both contradictory and damaging to the official 9/11 story– by making issue over whether or not he said he “saw” dead bodies in the lobby.

Yet Jennings own statement in an exclusive interview with Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas– which has not been denied– was: “The fire fighter who took us down kept saying, ‘Don’t look down.’ And I said, ‘Why.’ And we were stepping over people– you know, you can feel when you’re stepping over people.”

Now the release of Jason Bermas’ Fabled Enemies is giving further exposure to Jennings’ controversial account. The film features a full interview with Barry Jennings, as well as the statements he and Michael Hess, who was also trapped with him inside WTC7, made to news media on the day of the attacks.

Barry Jennings reiterated in the exclusive interview his confusion over the explanation for WTC7′s collapse– given that he clearly heard explosions inside the building:

“I’m just confused about one thing, and one thing only– why World Trade Center 7 went down in the first place. I’m very confused about that. I know what I heard– I heard explosions. The explanation I got was it was the fuel-oil tank. I’m an old boiler guy– if it was a fuel-oil tank, it would have been one side of the building.”
That interview was not released until June 2008 at the request of Mr. Jennings, who had received numerous threats to his job and asked that it be left out of Loose Change: Final Cut because of those threats.

Jennings statements have lit fire to questions about what really caused the sudden collapse of WTC7 just as NIST had hoped the release of their report would quash widespread beliefs that the building was brought down by controlled demolition.

News of Jennings’ death comes on the heels of losing another 9/11 hero and eyewitness– Kenny Johannemann, who reportedly committed suicide 12 days before the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Johannemann is credited with saving at least one man’s life on 9/11 and was also a witness to explosions in the towers.

NIST’s report, as well as that of the 9/11 Commission (which did not even mention WTC7), completely ignored statements from the building leaseholder Larry Silverstein as well as numerous police, fire fighters and other eyewitnesses who have testified that they were warned about the building’s collapse and told to get back. One rescue worker even heard a countdown for the building’s implosion.

Unfortunately, Barry Jennings, whose testimony was ignored by the 9/11 Commission, can no longer raise questions personally
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http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/11/03/security-guard-wounded-in-isis-attack-fbi-responsible/

FBI agents allow another terrorist event to happen

Security Guard Wounded In ISIS Attack: “FBI Responsible”
November 3, 2016 10:08 PM

GARLAND (CBSDFW) – The security guard who survived last year’s ISIS terrorist attack on the Culwell Center in Garland said not only are the terrorists responsible but so is the FBI for his injuries and the attack itself.

“I feel like they are not coming clean,” said Bruce Joiner about the FBI.

Joiner, 59, was the Garland school district security officer, shot in the leg by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The two ISIS recruits drove to the Culwell Center and started firing before they were killed by Garland Police. Joiner managed to help them stop Simpson and Soofi before they ever got close to the ballroom with about 200 people at a contest for cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Joiner was treated at a hospital and released hours after suffering a lower leg wound.

But Joiner said there’s more to what happened that day. He has now claimed that three officers told him an undercover FBI agent was following terrorists in another vehicle.

“I know that there was a third person. I know he had his life saved by claiming he was an FBI agent,” said Joiner.

Joiner said Garland officers had guns pointed at the man dressed in Middle Eastern attire and quickly taken away by federal agents.

“He was detained put in the back of a squad car,” said Joiner. “They put a bag over his head and took him away to another location.”

But both the FBI and Garland Police have refused to confirm or deny that account.

Still Joiner is using that information as the basis for a possible lawsuit, accusing the FBI of allowing the violent plot to go forward.

“I think they allowed it to go too far,” said Joiner.

“They are responsible… they have an intentional tort on their hands,” said Trent Roberts, Joiner’s attorney.

Roberts said the government has stonewalled him about its undercover activities before the attack.

The FBI arrest affidavit stated that an undercover agent was tracking the terrorists for weeks even sending a text urging them to quote “tear up Texas.”

FBI Director James Comey said Garland was sent a bulletin three hours before the attack warning that someone could be on their way.

Joiner believes and may soon try to prove in court that the FBI could have stopped it but chose not to.

“I don’t know of any undercover agent that can allow their fellow officers and citizens to be fired upon in the course of an investigation you have to stop that before that happens,” said Joiner.

Joiner said were it not for the quick thinking of Garland SWAT officers he bel






http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/police-fecal-sandwich-homeless_us_581cb9c0e4b0e80b02c97652



Cop Fired For Allegedly Giving ‘Fecal Sandwich’ To A Homeless Man
“This was a vile and disgusting act.”
11/04/2016
An officer with the San Antonio, Texas, police department is on “indefinite suspension” after his colleagues accused him of giving a homeless man two pieces of bread filled with feces.

The San Antonio Express-News, which first reported the story Friday, referred to the item as a “fecal sandwich.” San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman Romana Lopez provided the disturbing



Trump supporter and confidant
Rudolph Giuliani Backstory


1.


http://obrag.org/?p=113654


Guliani’s law firm has long been general counsel to the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), which represents 13,000 former and current agents. The group’s leader, agent Rey Tariche, resigned from the FBI New York office on Monday following Director James Comey’s release of a memo saying the agency was once again looking into Hillary Clinton.

From Barrett’s story:



2.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Giuliani_promotions_of_Bernard_Kerik



Rudy Giuliani promotions of Bernard Kerik

Rudy Giuliani at a State Department briefing with Bernard Kerik and others. September 2002.
Rudy Giuliani, as mayor of the City of New York, promoted the career of Bernard Kerik (by appointment or recommendation) on several occasions. Critics have charged that Giuliani showed consistently poor judgment in doing so.

History of promotions         Edit
Bernard Kerik, who started out as a New York Police Department detective driving for his campaign, then became the city's Commissioner of the Department of Correction and later New York City Police Commissioner and a founder of Giuliani Partners. Kerik also served as bodyguard for Giuliani.[1][2] Giuliani is godfather to Kerik's two younger children, by Kerik's third wife, Hala Matli (born 1972, married 1998): Celine Christina and Angelina Amber.[3]

More than half of mayor Giuliani's cabinet opposed his 2000 appointment of Kerik as police commissioner.[4] Kerik's selection came despite the fact that he lacked a college degree. (Kerik was a high school dropout with a General Equivalency Diploma.[5]) Possession of a college degree was a requirement of police department officials at the captain rank and higher,[4] a practice instituted by former police commissioner Benjamin Ward.

After Giuliani's terms as mayor completed, Kerik became a founder of Giuliani Partners.

Giuliani then pushed President George W. Bush to nominate Kerik to be Secretary of Homeland Security, at which point multiple scandals derailed the nomination and Kerik's career; subsequently Kerik pleaded guilty to corruption charges dating from his Corrections days (1999). (He pleaded guilty in Bronx court to state misdemeanor charges related to undeclared acceptance of $165,000 in apartment renovations performed by Interstate Industrial, a reputably mob-associated firm.)[4][6] In March 2007, The New York Times reported that Kerik was likely to also be indicted for tax fraud and illegal eavesdropping, and also disclosed that Giuliani had testified under oath in April 2006 that he had in fact been briefed on Kerik's mob links in 2000 — prior to his appointment of Kerik as Corrections Commissioner. Giuliani had previously denied knowing of these connections until years later.[7] Kerik is also under investigation for conspiracy to eavesdrop on the conversations of the husband of Jeanine Pirro, Albert Pirro, whom Ms. Pirro suspected of having an affair.[8]

Briefing of Giuliani         Edit
Mayor Giuliani said that neither he nor his aides could remember being briefed about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial. However, a late 2007 New York Times investigation of the diaries and investigator's notes of Edward J. Kuriansky, the city investigations commissioner, indicates that such a meeting did indeed occur. Additionally, Kuriansky also remembered briefing one of Giuliani's closest aides, Dennison Young Jr., about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial just days before the police commissioner appointment. Regarding Giuliani's appointment patterns and loyalty as a factor in professional relationships, former deputy mayor (under Giuliani) Fran Reiter said, "Rudy can fall for people big time, and sometimes qualifications are secondary to loyalty."[4]


3.


http://www.villagevoice.com/news/rudy-giulianis-five-big-lies-about-9-11-6424659

Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007 AT 4 A.M.
Nearly six years after 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is still walking through the canyons of lower


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https://www.corbettreport.com/911-suspects-rudy-giuliani/



9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani : The Corbett Report
https://www.corbettreport.com › 911-sus...
Sep 5, 2016 - On the day of 9/11, while the remains of the twin towers and WTC7 were still smoldering, one of Mayor Giuliani's first concerns was clearing away ...





Lance Tapley is a former tenant whom I first
rented to in the late 1970's.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth and close friend of Ralph Nader.
His research and publications on torture in prisons earned
him the ACLU Roger Baldwin award.

to many cites to list for him

google lance tapley maine



This email just received from him

Lance Tapley
Friday, November 4, 2016 1:44 PM

Dear Friends,

Here below is a link to my column today, "The Progressive Case for
President Hillary Clinton," in two dailies, the Kennebec Journal in
Augusta, Maine, and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine--both print
and online.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/11/04/column-the-progressive-case-for-president-hillary-clinton/

If you think doing so is worthwhile, please forward it extensively,
including on Facebook; tweet it; and use any other medium you can. I've
just made it "public" on my Facebook account.

It is Maine-oriented because the state is something of a swing state now
(explained in the piece), but the arguments hold, I believe, for many other
places.

These are desperate times.

Best wishes,
Lance



http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/fbi-donald-trump-base-230755

The FBI looks like Trump's America
Politico-
According to numbers from August, 67 percent of FBI agents are white men. Fewer than 20 percent are women. The number of African-American agents hovers ...





http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/03/hillary_clinton_targeted_by_trump_fbi_fans_report_says.html

NOV. 3 2016 4:10 PM
The Theory That the FBI Is Out to Get Clinton Is Becoming More Plausible


When Democrats reacted to FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress about the sort-of-reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server by accusing Comey of trying to meddle in the election on behalf of the Republican Party, the accusation seemed far-fetched. Comey was, until last Friday, generally despised by Republicans for his earlier decision to recommend against prosecuting Clinton. But while there's been of yet no evidence revealed that Comey himself has an ax to grind, a number of data points have emerged indicating the presence of a politically motivated anti-Clinton faction within the agency.

For one, leaks keep coming out of the FBI that are unflattering to Clinton. First there was the revelation that the Clinton emails the FBI is currently checking for classified info came from Anthony Weiner's computer. (A good rule of thumb is that no political candidate wants his/her name anywhere near a headline that also involves the notorious A-Weens.) Then there was a story on Fox News (and a much more measured one in the Wall Street Journal) about the existence of an investigation into potential corruption at the Clinton Foundation. And the FBI also tweeted about a document release related to Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of Marc Rich.



On a parallel track, there was a report Thursday in the Guardian about FBI agents actively supporting Trump:

“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent ... The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”
Longtime Trump expert Wayne Barrett wrote Thursday in the Daily Beast, meanwhile, about the connections between Trump and the FBI. The FBI Agents Association—a unionlike 13,000-member group—has close ties to Rudy Giuliani, a top Trump surrogate, and Giuliani has said on Fox News that he's in touch with current agents who are upset about Comey's decision not to prosecute Clinton. A former agent named Jim Kallstrom has appeared on Fox several times saying the same thing; Kallstrom's Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation has received funding from Trump and the Trump Foundation, and one of its directors is Rush Limbaugh.

The Guardian piece notes that other sources besides its quoted agent "dispute the depth of support for Trump within the bureau." And Barrett is writing only about Trump allies making claims of connections to current agents; we don't know whether those connections are in fact as strong as Giuliani and Kallstrom make them out to be, or whether said agents are upset about the Clinton email situation specifically because they support Trump. But when you combine the Guardian/Barrett reports with the kind of leaks that are comin










http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/05/why-we-should-all-fear-the-rot-inside-the-fbi.html


Why We Should All Fear the Rot Inside the FBI

11.05.16 12:01 AM ET
When a black church burned in Greenville, Mississippi, leaving charred walls and roof and the words “vote Trump” scrawled on the side of the building, local authorities called in the FBI. Its offices in Jackson, the state capitol, and Washington D.C. were put on the case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been doing that kind of work for decades. It was the FBI, under pressure from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, that sent scores of agents to Philadelphia, Mississippi in June of 1964 to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, who had themselves been investigating the firebombing of a black church that was to serve as a “freedom school,” in preparation for registering black Mississippians to vote. When the three men were found dead—lynched and discarded in an earthen dam—it was FBI agents who made the discovery, acting on an informant’s tip.
The FBI has had its dark days, too. It was the federal law enforcement agency, under director J. Edgar Hoover, that tried to harass Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. literally to death; and that infiltrated, sabotaged and set up members of the civil rights movement, anti-war movement, the Black Panthers, and more; from COINTELPRO to infiltrating and spying on groups opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The most recent target of massive surveillance by the FBI: protest movements organized under the broad banner of Black Lives Matter, which collectively are aimed at reforming policing, to reduce often fatal violence against unarmed black civilians.

Americans have, at various times, leaned on the FBI for a measure of justice that local and state police couldn’t be counted on to deliver, and recoiled in fear at their exercise of raw federal power. That uneasy trust; the combination of need and dread, is the lot that FBI agents live with day to day.
The events of the past two weeks have made it all but impossible to have much faith in the FBI now. The agency has, through the actions of a minority cell of unknown size, been severely tainted, potentially dragging down the reputations of even the finest agents in its ranks.
After all, how can we trust the nation’s foremost federal law enforcement agency now that it has become clear that a faction of its agents used a conspiracy theory-hawking political book to launch a partisan probe into a presidential candidate?



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Honesdale police chief charges council violated Sunshine Act
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However, by then, Mr. Kominski had resigned from the department and council had hired a new police chief: Mr. Southerton, who is a retired FBI agent who ...



FBI agent visits Morehead campus
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FBI special agent, Lori Greenwell, spoke with students at MSU Career Services on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Photo by Leah Floccare.



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Sanders Would Have Easily Defeated Donald Trump ‘Without the Baggage’
       




VarietyNovember 5, 2016

Although he supported Bernie Sanders in the primaries, Michael Moore couldn’t allow himself to sit on the sidelines of the 2016 election. In September, over 11 days, he shot a secret documentary, “TrumpLand,” in an Ohio auditorium, urging voters to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president. And he’s been a vocal critic of Donald Trump on Twitter, blasting his policies and criticizing FBI director James Comey for trying to hurt the Democratic nominee by publicly re-opening an investigation into her email server.

Moore talked to Variety about “TrumpLand,” which is playing in theaters and iTunes, as well as the election.

When you made this movie, the word “TrumpLand” meant something else — it described the region of the country where you shot the film. Now people are using it as a code word for the FBI.  
Yeah, I saw that today. It was The Guardian that broke the story of the FBI agent inside, saying the agency was so pro-Trump and anti-Hillary, that they call it “TrumpLand.” I texted the guy at iTunes to see if there was an uptick [in my movie’s sales]. I think what Comey did was disgraceful.

Why?
The national police are trying to tip the election. It is one of the things that begins to happen when you have a real police state, which we don’t have yet. When you have federal police trying to affect the outcome of an election, trying to scare people into not voting for her, implying she’ll be under investigation for her entire term. You have a very dangerous situation. You have people trying to thwart democracy. The same thing happens when Trump says he may not accept the results of the election if it goes against him. The difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t think that way. Somebody said to me the other day, these theaters showing your movie should be showing another movie, it should be equal-time. I said, “You’re implying there’s right-wing art.” Go ahead, tell me the right-wing movies, the right-wing directors.

What about Dinesh D’Souza?
He’s a propagandist whose fake documentary has been completely disproven.

Have you seen his movie?
No. It’s not a movie. You keep calling it a movie! It’s a long-form political ad piece of propaganda that’s full of lies.

Do you have a prediction for who will win the election? 
I’m not a pundit. I can tell you living in Michigan, what it feels like, and it doesn’t feel good.

Does it feel like Trump will win?
It feels like he has an excellent chance, and because the election this year is in the second week of November, which is what we call winter, if there’s low-voter turnout that would benefit him. It’s about the turnout.

The reason I ask is that you wrote an essay over the summer, with five reasons why Trum



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Opinions
Five myths about the FBI
No, it’s not apolitical, and the White House doesn’t control the FBI director.


Could FBI Director James Comey have kept the Clinton probe quiet until after the election?
November 4 at 1:16 PM
FBI Director James Comey’s 9.0-magnitude political earthquake, announcing in a vague letter to Congress 11 days before the election that new evidence of unknown importance had surfaced in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server, has shined a bright light on the bureau’s unique role in Washington. Here are some myths about its culture and power.

MYTH NO. 1
The FBI isn’t political.
One of J. Edgar Hoover’s first acts when he became director of the FBI in 1924 was to clean house of the bureau’s political appointees — and ever since, directors have proudly bragged that the FBI is completely nonpartisan. It’s simply a “fact-finding agency,” Hoover often promised. This summer, Comey himself assured that the Clinton server investigation had been conducted “in an entirely apolitical and professional way.”


But while the FBI may technically be nonpartisan, it has long been one of the most politically astute institutions in the government. Its files have regularly been deployed as political weapons, from the 1948 election — in which Hoover backed Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman — to Watergate, where leaks from then-Deputy Director Mark Felt helped bring down Richard Nixon. Moreover, the bureau spent much of the 20th century as something akin to America’s “morality police,” shifting resources decade by decade to combat perceived threats to the nation’s social fabric, from Harlem Renaissance authors in the 1930s to antiwar activists in the 1960s to “deadbeat dads” in the 1990s. During his 48-year tenure, Hoover used the power of the traditionally conservative bureau to cozy up to powerful politicians and to bludgeon, publicly and privately, civil rights leaders, political dissidents, gays and especially communists.

Comey has made a point to try to stand against that era: FBI recruits visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum to understand, Comey has said, “in a palpable, nauseating and gut-wrenching way, the consequences of the abuse of power on a massive scale.” He’s ordered new recruits to learn about the bureau’s history with the Rev. Martin Luther King, whom Hoover tried to blackmail into giving up his efforts. But the bureau (and particularly its director) retains a black belt in behind-the-scenes political judo: It skillfully navigated the politics of the 9/11 Commission, halting a move to break it apart following its failure to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks. It uses its reputation for integrity, moral authority and justice to push presidents and lawmakers to back its programs and budget requests. Presidents know: You don’t want to be on your FBI director’s bad side.

MYTH NO. 2
The FBI director can’t be fired.
While many national security roles, such as CIA director, typically turn over at the beginning of a presidential term, the FBI directorship over the past 40 years has been seen as an apolitical post. Ever since director-for-life Hoover died in May 1972, FBI chiefs have been appointed to a congressionally mandated, nonrenewable 10-year term. When Comey’s predecessor, Robert Mueller, reached the end of that term, President Obama asked him to stay an additional two years — a move that required a special act of Congress.

But that fixed term doesn’t limit how or why a president can remove an FBI director, and, according to U.S. law, a firing doesn’t have to be “for cause.” When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, Director William Sessions was already under siege for mismanagement. A scathing 161-page inspector general report said he misused government transportation and engaged in other abuses of his office. Clinton, with the recommendation of Attorney General Janet Reno, fired Sessions outright after the director refused to resign.


MYTH NO. 3
The White House controls the FBI director.
The FBI is part of the Justice Department, so technically the director reports up through the attorney general and to the White House itself — which is why this summer’s “social” meeting on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch






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A former IT aide suspected of stealing equipment and data from Congress still has an active, secret email account on the House computer system, even though he has been banned from the congressional network because of a criminal investigation into the alleged cybersecurity violations, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Imran Awan’s still-active email address is linked to the name of a House staffer who specializes in intelligence and homeland security matters for Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson. Court documents and emails obtained by TheDCNF show Awan used the address 123@mail.house.gov in addition to his standard imran.awan@mail.house.gov account.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Jayson Veley

http://govtslaves.com/2017-08-29-eff-warns-that-banning-extremist-websites-based-on-their-content-is-a-dangerous-slippery-slope.html

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FBI DENIES REQUEST TO RELEASE HILLARY CLINTON EMAILS BECAUSE OF “LACK OF PUBLIC INTEREST.”

The FBI has denied New York attorney Ty Clevenger’s request to obtain documents related to Hillary Clinton’s email probe. Why did the FBI deny this request? The answer given by the FBI was a “lack of public interest.” The Washington Times reports that after filing a FOIA request for HRC’s documents with the FBI, Clevenger received the following emailed response…

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Dear B’nai B’rith: Is it “anti-Semitic to point out that Jewish control over the internet is all pervasive”?

By Kevin Barrett on August 30, 2017

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“… Signaling a potential disaster in the making in the United States financial markets, Rothschild reduced the investments RIT Capital Partners has in the U.S. dollar by nearly fifty percent. On December 31, 2016, RIT Capital Partners reported a 62 percent net value asset investment in U.S. dollars. In the latest report released by RIT Capital Partners on June 30, 2017, the company has a 37 percent net value asset investment in U.S. dollars. ….”

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On the tracks

“Russia Slowly but Surely Putting an End to the American Empire”. China even more so. Americans have forgotten how to do diplomacy. Other than threatening annihilation, or actual war, the American government has no tools whatsoever with which to deal with other countries. Competent diplomacy is eating the American Empire alive.

“Russia, China Join Together In Space Exploration Effort”.

“Tillerson Caves, Will Appoint Special Anti-Semitism Envoy Who Monitors Criticism of Israel” (Weir). I’d like to see a real attack on anti-Semitism, attacks on those who are actually attacking Semites. People would probably be surprised to find the identity of the worst anti-Semites.

“Netanyahu uses fake “ancient” coin to justify settlements in West Bank”. I’m surprised it didn’t have an inscription on it it Polish.

“Why is the media promoting Antifa?” Blaming Trump and Bannon (!) for this is the kind of wackiness that continues to hold back the WSWS.

“Liberal Media Continues To Turn Against ‘AntiFa’: “This Is Food For The Adversary””. The Atlantic? Seriously? There is obviously a civil war within World Jewry between Soros and his opponents. I’ll be curious to see if those on the ‘left’ who have asserted in no uncertain terms that antifa is a Nazi myth will walk back their claims.

“No End to Coverups” (Roberts). Could Oklahoma City be part of the Boys on the Tracks cover-up, a cover-up which was extensive, went on for years, and involved a surprising number of murdered witnesses?

“More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda” (Parry). On the nothingburger that is Satergate. These efforts to take down Trump are so laughably weak that I’m starting to wonder if there is some kind of conspiracy to protect Trump. The guy’s been a semi-sleazy New York City real estate developer for decades and this is the best you can come up with?

“A Sinister War on Our Right to Hold Cash” (Engdahl). Besides the social control aspects, it appears the disinclination of the financial elites to pay interest to non-elites, and the desirability of a bigger pool from which to extract fees and negative interest, means that they require a way to force people to place money with them.

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[Ed.: So if Begich et al are right about HAARP (and the entire book filled with documentation and reference has been made widely available), and Hurricane Harvey crossed the water/land boundary three times, bouncing down the coastline as if it had been dragged by a pointer on a map, suggesting strongly along with the prior experiences of Katrina which like Harvey took an extreme right turn at just the right moment and Begich’s book that Harvey was man-made (and no one has yet ruled out that the process does not involve either foreign governments or the work and influence of wealthy oligarchs), then it makes the following to be false propositions:

that Trump’s response is to be criticized;
the virtue-signaling nature of the massive fund-raising campaigns are just another example of what has been termed “disaster capitalism”, shifting massive amounts of money from pocketbooks to accounts where they are prey for scam artists and parasites;
the entire shifting of military resources and their use in disaster response is also engineered or at least a massive waste of tax dollars ( http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=51543 );
that disaster mitigation is no longer valid since disasters can be created at will by covert means; and
that civilian or local efforts in preparedness will perennially fall short.
Is it a fact that the primary weather reporting entities in the US are all owned by Rothschild?

“Why would the Rothschilds be so interested in owning the largest and most recognized weather modeling organization out there? Why would E.L. Rothschild LLC wish to have the controlling interest in the world’s leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile? Because when you are involved in climate decimating geoengineering programs, you must also control the “forecast” models to cover your tracks.

The scope and scale of the global spraying of our skies can hardly be comprehended. SAG (stratospheric aerosol geoengineering) and SRM (solar radiation management), the massive web of supporting structures for these programs is mind bending. What is even more difficult to understand is how all of this happens in plain sight, and almost none seem to connect the dots.

Defense contractor “Raytheon” does all the “forecast” modeling for the National Weather Service and NOAA. Lockheed Martin does the modeling for the FAA. Since both of these private defense contractors are up to their necks in weather modification patents and programs, the “forecasts” are more or less the “scheduled” weather. Now, with the Rothschild’s acquisition of the dominant private modeling organization, the control of weather “modeling” seems complete. This control of “forecasts” and “graphics” provides for the constant visual conditioning that makes the population more likely to accept the constant spraying and manipulation of our weather as “normal”. When the nightly weather “forecast animation” matches what the public sees in the sky, right down to the upper level “haze” or “overcast” from the constant spraying, all seems to correlate, so nothing more is questioned. When the “forecasters” predict a hurricane will make an unprecedented 90 degree turn, and it does, nothing seems wrong. When they say there will be “heavy wet snow” at 40+ degrees, and there is, all appears OK. The global elites have, it seems, “covered all the bases”.

Dane Wigington

geoengineeringwatch

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/rothschilds-and-the-geoengineering-empire/

Is it still just a conspiracy theory if public officials admit it is true? https://geopolitics.co/2015/06/06/us-air-force-admits-they-can-control-weather/

“… “On Monday, [January 11, before the earthquake] Jean Demay, DISA’s technical manager for the agency’s Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, happened to be at the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami preparing for a test of the system in a scenario that involved providing relief to Haiti in the wake of a hurricane. After the earthquake hit on Tuesday, Demay said SOUTHCOM decided to go live with the system [itlaics mine]. On Wednesday [the day after the earthquake], DISA opened up its All Partners Access Network, supported by the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, to any organization supporting Haiti relief efforts.

“The information sharing project, developed with backing from both SOUTHCOM and the Defense Department’s European Command, has been in development for three years. It is designed to facilitate multilateral collaboration between federal and nongovernmental agencies . . .”

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People are urging donations for Harvey relief efforts – just not to the Red Cross | 28 Aug 2017 | People were urging donors [to help Texas] Monday to seek out churches and local organizations, saying, “Please don’t donate money to the Red Cross! Houston will never see it.” …Over the weekend, Dan Gillmor, author and professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, also advised people on Twitter not to give money to the organization. As The Washington Post’s Peter Holley reported last year, a 2015 NPR and ProPublica investigation revealed that the Red Cross had only built six permanent homes in Haiti even though it had collected almost a half-billion dollars in donations. The year before, the news organizations published a report about Red Cross’s response to hurricanes Isaac and Sandy.

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“… “Rubin, a visiting scholar at the George Washington University’s Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, said she doesn’t think researchers have studied much about using the Internet during disasters. But she said there’s a greater chance of fraud and error as more sites offer information.

‘Disaster people use a term — convergence,’ she said. ‘You get convergence of too many donated goods, which clogs up the roadway, too many self-deployed firemen. You may now have a convergence of too many freestyle bloggers and wiki types and whatever. So one of the issues would be: How do you sort out charlatans from the real, and how do you give primary attention to the ones who are authentic and credible?’”

“Disasters in the Internet Age”, Dibya Sarkar, Federal Computer Week, 10/31/2005 (http://www.fcw.com/article91254-10-31-05/ )

cited in “Coalescing Effective Community Disaster Response: Simulation and Virtual Communities of Practice”, 12/2005, http://www.iaem.com/documents/SimsandVCOPs1.pdf

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[Ed.: The story of Hurricane Pam [“There were over 300 participants in this five-day exercise.” http://whereistheoutrage.net/bush-administration/hurricane-pam-and-new-orleans/ ] is well-known to those of us who were focused on emergency management, as I was, at the time. The book noted below cements in place the reality that funding for the final integration of the simulation exercises into the plan was pulled and re-allocated to terrorism despite the fact that the simulation and the planning noted that a Category V Hurricane hitting New Orleans was the #1 nationally anticipated disaster event and that, in the simulation, clear plans had been made for the creation of “lily pads” and other response actions. Hurricane Pam is mentioned in the IAEM paper noted above. ]

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US Military Battles Syrian Rebels Armed by CIA — Rebels Shot at US Troops Operating Near Manbij

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Texas Shale Hit Hard By Hurricane Harvey

The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power In Europe

Harvey knocks out more refineries, shifting global oil flows

Largest U.S. East Coast refiner sells all prompt gasoline amid heightened demand: source

About A Quarter Of US Fuel Output Shut As Harvey Churns On

Tropical Storm Harvey inflicted more damage on the heart of the U.S. energy industry overnight after flooding the biggest U.S. refinery in Texas and then churning into Louisiana, causing fuel shortages and high gasoline prices that could afflict the country for weeks.

Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

The water flooding Texas right now is probably filled with infectious bacteria

Arkema CEO: “No Way To Prevent Imminent Explosion” At Flooded Texas Chemical Plant

Oil refineries in Hurricane Harvey’s path are polluting Latino and low-income neighborhoods

Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab

The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is rising concern about a biological lab in Galveston that houses deadly diseases.

CO2 is changing the jet stream in ways that will create more Harveys

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LOL: You can spend $1,200 to hear Hillary Clinton whine about her 2016 election loss

To sit in the audience and hear her prattle on about Russians, Macedonians, WikiLeaks, Alex Jones and sexism, you will need to dole out as much as $1,200 for a single ticket.

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Hurricane Harvey Victims Have More Time to File Tax Returns and Pay Tax

Journal of Accountancy | 29 August 2017

In 18 Texas counties affected…

Hurricane Harvey: Energy production in the Gulf of Mexico

Wikipedia | 30 August 2017

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19 European Countries Now Have Negative Interest Rates

Zero Hedge | 30 August 2017

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Hurricane Harvey Might Destroy 500,000 Cars—and You Could Accidentally Buy One

Charlotte Observer | 30 August 2017

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Have you read that free pdf of the Begich book yet? Do so immediately.

http://www.westcoasttruth.com/uploads/7/0/4/9/7049688/adpthaarp.pdf

When you are finished comprehending the cyclotron resonance concept and its effect on the human body and brain, read this:

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/chemical-dosing-experiment-to-force-friendship-toward-migrants-not-science-fiction/

If you need more explanation, read this:

http://earthpulse.com/epulseuploads/CHMIndex.pdf
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a must read in understanding how FBI agents elect our politicians for us

http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-white-rat/article/2009867

see link for full story


The 'White Rat'
Mark Felt—Watergate's 'Deep Throat'—wasn't interested in bringing down Nixon; he wanted the FBI's top job.


I used to have this annual argument at Christmas with my brother-in-law, a well-regarded film editor in Hollywood. I would arrive brimming with complaints about a movie like Argo, said to be “based on actual events” but with an entirely fictitious Keystone Kops-like airport chase scene. I would rail about the disservice to history and the misleading effects as an increasing number of Americans learn their history from Hollywood features. He would defend dramatic license. I’d respond by saying a driver’s license doesn’t give one the right to do anything one wants on the road. Round and round we’d go, until we reached his final redoubt: “It’s only a movie.”

Eventually I conceded that films “based on actual events” have the right to composite characters, to elide real-life figures, rearrange chronologies, invent fictitious subplots, and the like for the sake of entertainment. As the Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan once noted, historical films “are constitutionally incapable of being completely accurate.” The mere fact of turning a camera lens on a real event means its distortion. But I insisted a line is crossed whenever a film violates the historical essence of an event. History may be a never-ending argument, but one is not entitled to one’s own facts, and not all facts are equal.

I invented a matrix in which the upper left quadrant is reserved for films that simultaneously respect the gist of historical events and manage to be highly entertaining. It goes all the way back to Call Northside 777, the 1948 docudrama featuring Jimmy Stewart as a crusading reporter whose investigation frees a man wrongly convicted of murder. More recent examples include Ron Howard’s Apollo 13, about the ill-fated moon mission; Edward Zwick’s Glory, about a regiment of black soldiers in the Civil War; and Michael Mann’s portrait of the tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, The Insider. In the lower left quadrant, you’ll find films that while respectful of the past are disappointing as drama. I’m thinking here of movies like 42, the syrupy Jackie Robinson biopic, and Valkyrie, which recounts the July Plot to assassinate Hitler.


The quadrants on the right side of the matrix are reserved for the pernicious films, distinct because they promote a big resounding lie. The bottom quadrant includes deservedly panned films like 1965’s The Battle of the Bulge—which Dwight Eisenhower felt compelled to condemn for its historical inaccuracies—and Brian De Palma’s account of Eliot Ness, The Untouchables. The top quadrant is dedicated to riveting features, ones made by filmmakers who are unfortunately at the top of their game. Selma would be an example for the way it falsely depicts Lyndon Johnson as an obstacle in the way of civil rights legislation. Oliver Stone’s entertaining and noxious JFK occupies its own special pedestal here.

The matrix is subjective, of course. And many films sit on the line dividing the wooden but accurate film from the wooden but inaccurate one. Thirteen Days, a depiction of the Cuban missile crisis, faithfully renders John F. Kennedy’s determination to avoid nuclear war while simultaneously perpetuating a big lie about Robert Kennedy being a dove from the start. All the President’s Men is another problematic case. This 1976 paean to investigative journalism has many fabulist elements. It demonizes or skirts the government’s role in uncovering Watergate (nobody is doing their job except the reporters at the Washington Post), and it greatly distorts what went on inside the Post. It is, nonetheless, a diverting drama: eminently watchable after 40 years. And it will be on the minds of everyone who goes to see Hollywood’s latest stab at portraying Watergate: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, written and directed by Peter Landesman.

* *

Mark Felt was the No. 2 executive at the FBI during the Watergate investigation and a key source for the Post’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—the one they famously dubbed “Deep Throat.” I was working on a book about Felt in 2010 when I first began hearing the name Peter Landesman. I was interviewing FBI agents involved in the Watergate investigation or who knew Felt, and, invariably, no matter whom I contacted, Landesman had been there first. More than one interviewee said Landesman had asked the exact same questions that I was asking now. I could not help but be impressed and a little unnerved. Landesman had been a globe-trotting investigative reporter before changing careers to write and direct films. This was no screenwriter searching for a little color, but someone who knew how to report.

Landesman had been aided by the late Craig L. Dotlo, an influential figure in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. The society’s cooperation is not easy to come by because it carefully vets requests from authors and filmmakers, and it was doubly difficult in this case. After the 2005 Vanity Fair article in which Felt outed himself as Deep Throat appeared, his conduct became a matter of great controversy in the society, with the membership irrevocably split. Landesman went to great lengths to assure Dotlo that he wanted to tell the story of Watergate from the FBI’s perspective in a way that would “let the viewer decide what the reason was for Felt’s cooperation,” Dotlo told me. Persuaded by what Landesman called his “commitment to accuracy,” Dotlo vouched for him.


Director Peter Landesman (Photo credit: Earl Gibson III / Getty)
One of the most important FBI retirees Dotlo spoke to was Edward S. Miller, the assistant director in charge of the bureau’s domestic intelligence division from 1971 to 1973. Miller had initially rebuffed the screenwriter, but Dotlo had a particular influence. As a young agent in the New York field office, Dotlo had been the moving force behind the 1978 establishment of a legal defense fund to aid bureau personnel—most prominently Miller himself—put in legal jeopardy because of the aggressive counterintelligence tactics they had used against the Weather Underground in the early 1970s. The other FBI executive tried and convicted in 1980 alongside Miller was Mark Felt.

My book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, came out in 2012 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. It posited that the “war of the FBI succession” was the context for Felt’s conduct and winning it provided his motive. As J. Edgar Hoover aged and refused to retire gracefully, a fight for the directorship had developed at the highest echelons of the bureau. The weapon of choice was the leak to the press. When Hoover died in May 1972, just seven weeks before the Watergate break-in, Felt, then the FBI’s No. 3 executive, expected to succeed him. Instead, Nixon unexpectedly appointed Assistant Attorney General L. Patrick Gray as acting director. This surprise ascension exacerbated the bureau’s instability. After one director for 48 years, the FBI would have four in the space of 14 months, amid intense infighting. Much of it was due to Felt. As William Ruckelshaus, who temporarily succeeded Gray as acting director in 1973, put it, “Felt was a guy obsessed with taking Hoover’s place as FBI director. [By leaking], he was trying to feather his own nest and undercut his bosses at the FBI.”

* *

A week after my book appeared, I received an email from Peter Landesman, expressing an interest in comparing notes on the subject of our mutual fascination. I was open to doing so. More, I was curious. No one else had engaged, as far as I knew, in any serious investigation of Deep Throat besides Landesman and myself. Following the 2005 Vanity Fair article and Bob Woodward’s quickie book on Felt, The Secret Man, the subject of Deep Throat was regarded as exhausted.

What I found particularly intriguing was Landesman’s opening remark. “[I] had a fascinating dinner w[ith] Woodward and Bernstein last year,” he wrote in his email. “I was amazed how little they know outside their own ‘narrative.’ ” This accorded with my view. One of the points in my book was that the two Post reporters had exhibited a striking and convenient lack of curiosity about Felt. Woodward, lauded for his ability to plumb the innermost secrets of the White House, Supreme Court, Pentagon, and CIA, had turned a blind eye to the ferocious politics at the FBI. He even falsified the story of Felt’s abrupt departure from the bureau in May 1973. Woodward maintained that Felt “retired” from the FBI, even after Ruckelshaus called the reporter expressly to tell him that Felt had resigned overnight rather than be the subject of an internal investigation for leaking.

As Landesman and I exchanged messages, clear differences emerged. “Though I don’t discount Felt’s desire to run the FBI,” Landesman wrote, “I think his impulse to protect it as an institution” counted for more. The institutional explanation for Felt’s behavior dated back to 1992, when James Mann, a former colleague of Woodward and Bernstein at the Post, wrote a long speculative essay about Deep Throat’s identity for the Atlantic Monthly. The article didn’t flatly claim Felt was Deep Throat, but placed the source squarely inside the FBI. Mann—who had worked on several early Watergate stories with Woodward before the pairing with Bernstein was cemented—posited that bureaucratic politics, rather than noble whistleblowing, offered the most likely explanation of Deep Throat’s behavior. Woodward would himself adopt Mann’s theory when he came to write his Felt book in 2005.

But Landesman also mentioned two wrinkles that I hadn’t seriously considered. More important than Felt’s longing for the directorship or desire to protect the bureau from Nixon, suggested Landesman, was “what was going on at home with his wife (who was nuts and a drunk) and [with] his daughter (who was a counterculture runaway).” I had briefly mentioned Audrey, Felt’s wife, in my book. She was known for nursing her husband’s ambition and anticipating the day he would ascend to the top of the FBI pyramid. She was also a manic-depressive who killed herself with Felt’s revolver in 1984. But what was Landesman suggesting: Felt leaked because he was henpecked and his daughter, a Stanford graduate, had turned into a hippie?





http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/cops-probe-woman-claim-nypd-detectives-forced-sex-acts-article-1.3530054


Cops probe woman's claim that NYPD detectives forced her to commit sex acts


BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA  REUVEN BLAU  GRAHAM RAYMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:12 AM



http://www.channel3000.com/news/for-first-time-fbi-hosts-madison-area-citizens-academy/627786226

For first time, FBI hosts Madison-area citizens' academy
 Chris Gothner
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 09:51 PM CDT Updated: Sep 28, 2017 09:51 PM CDT


MIDDLETON, Wis. - For 21 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has hosted citizens' academies in Milwaukee, but this year, civilians in the Madison area had their chance to learn the tools of the trade of an FBI special agent.

The agency, which has an office in Middleton, was in the midst of a four-week academy Thursday night. Special Agent Laura Kriegbaum said the agency hosts these kinds of events to show what agents actually do, versus the misconceptions many have about an agent's job from movies and TV.

"Yes, we do go do interviews. We show up at the door in our raid jackets. We show up in our suits," she said. "But a lot of what we do is, also, working very closely with our law enforcement partners, our community partners."

For example, on Thursday night, the group of 12 participants got to learn how agents collect evidence: from fingerprints, to footprints, to more. Friday, they will go to the FBI's range, shooting real FBI guns and getting scenario-based trainng on when to shoot and when not to.



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/doj-demands-facebook-info-6k-users-resistance-page-article-1.3529611


FBI agents demands Facebook info on 6,000 users who liked Trump protest page
BY JESSICA CHIA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:17 AM



http://bostonreview.net/archives/BR35.6/tapley.php

The Worst of the Worst:
Supermax Torture in America







http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-drone-20170928-story.html

Civilian oversight group tells L.A. Sheriff's Department to ground its drone







https://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/justice-department-fbi-resist-lawmaker-demands-for-trump-dossier-files-officials/

Justice Department and FBI reportedly resisting lawmaker's demand ...

WASHINGTON
The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former ...



https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/google-reports-all-time-high-of-government-data-requests/

Google reports all-time high of government data requests



http://ijr.com/the-response/2017/09/986289-tainted-trump-first-president-history-skip-fbi-director-swearing/

Tainted Trump First President in History to Skip FBI Director ...
Independent Journal Review
By tradition, such a ceremony is attended by the president and all past FBI directors. (The living ones, anyway — there







https://www.muckrock.com/foi/muskegon-17076/muskegon-police-department-mi-citizen-complaints-42837/


Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Muskegon Police Department, MI - Citizen Complaints
To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.

5. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith




http://www.erietvnews.com/story/36479638/amid-tensions-grassley-privately-meets-with-rosenstein


Amid tensions, Grassley privately meets with Rosenstein
ErieTVNews-6 hours ago
Grassley said last week he was preparing subpoenas for the two senior FBI officials the Justice Department is preventing the committee from interviewing.






https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/licio-gelli-24418/


To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Documents relating to Licio Gelli, April 21, 1919 – December 15, 2015. His death has been widely reported. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/29/licio-gelli He is primarily known for his involvement in Propaganda Due, alleged ties to U.S. intelligence and being a member of Italy's fascist parties.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best



http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/28/denver-police-racial-profiling-recommendations/


Denver police, auditor vehemently disagree about whether police are working to end racial profiling
Denver City Auditor Timothy O’Brien says Denver police have not implemented recommendations to avoid racial bias, but police say that’s not true.



https://www.bendsource.com/bend/american-carnival/Content?oid=4097876

One of Ape's comrades, a black man, carried a sign that read "Black Juggalos Matter." There weren't that many black juggalos. But, many juggalos and their supporters feel that class is at the center of the campaign against them.




http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-school-food-waste-law-20170928-story.html

L.A. Unified students toss out $100,000 in food a day. A new state law could donate it to food banks


http://www.latimes.com/nation/sns-bc-us--police-shooting-st-louis-20170928-story.html


Documentary filmmakers sue over arrest at St. Louis protest

 
Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three police officers, saying one of them was cursed at and beaten and they were both sprayed with chemicals when they were arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black man.

Drew and Jennifer Burbridge of Kansas City, Missouri, filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday, alleging their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested, taunted and assaulted by St. Louis officers.

Koran Addo, a spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, declined comment Thursday.

The Burbridges were among about 120 people taken into custody in a mass arrest on Sept. 17, two days after a judge ruled that Jason Stockley was not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The ruling sparked several protests throughout the St. Louis region.


The Sept. 17 protest turned unruly when some demonstrators hurled items at police and broke downtown windows. Police used a process known as "kettling," in which lines of officers move protesters into a limited area. Police said when they ordered the crowd to disperse and that those who failed to comply were arrested.

The Burbridges' lawsuit says they didn't hear an order to disperse and that when police began to converge, they wanted to leave but were blocked in. The suit says police would not allow them to leave.

Police sprayed both with chemical agents, the suit says, and Drew Burbridge was thrown to the pavement, face first.

Officers "proceeded to strike him on the ankles, legs, body, and head, with their feet, hands, and batons," the lawsuit said. "While beating Drew Burbridge, one of the John Doe Defendants stated: 'Do you want to take my picture now (expletive)? Do you want me to pose for you?'"

The lawsuit said Drew Burbridge lost consciousness, awaking "to an officer pulling his head up by his hair and spraying him with chemical agents in the face."

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http://bangordailynews.com/2017/09/29/homestead/from-take-home-telescopes-to-fancy-cake-pans-maine-libraries-have-what-you-want/
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Investigations
Forced out over sex, drugs and other infractions, fired officers find work in other departments



NEW ORLEANS — By the time the New Orleans Police Department fired Carey Dykes, the officer had been sued for alleged brutality, accused of having sex with a prostitute while on duty and caught sleeping in his patrol car instead of responding to a shooting.

The 13-year veteran fought to get his job back but lost.

Even so, he returned to patrol months later — working for a nearby police department.

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Dykes is one of dozens of officers forced out of the New Orleans department over the past decade for misconduct who were given badges and guns by other departments, according to a Washington Post analysis of state and city employment records, police personnel files and court documents. At a time of increased scrutiny of police nationwide, the ease with which fired or forced out New Orleans officers found work at new departments underscores the broader challenge that law enforcement faces to rid itself of “bad apples.”

The New Orleans department has long been attempting to reform its ranks and shed a troubled past. In the past decade, the department has fired or otherwise pushed out at least 248 officers. Of those forced out, 53 have been hired by other police departments.





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https://www.facebook.com/pg/Berkeley.Copwatchers/events/


http://bangordailynews.com/link/one-of-americas-8-most-coastal-christmas-trees-can-be-found-in-maine/


https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/22/anonymous-donor-maryland-church/

http://copwatch505.blogspot.com


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-facing-child-porn-charge-sending-explicit-selfie-article-1.3717396


http://www.phillytrib.com/news/troubled-billion-nuclear-project-gets-second-life/article_a68864e4-6711-5092-9863-bc7edb647874.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/here-are-20-of-the-weeks-best-photos/2017/12/22/f3e7b2f6-e2b3-11e7-8679-a9728984779c_gallery.html?utm_term=.9238be59a58e






http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/california-wildfire-largest-blaze-state-history-article-1.3716661

California wildfire becomes largest blaze in state history


Saturday, December 23, 2017, 5:37 AM


VENTURA, Calif. — The huge wildfire that burned hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now the largest in California’s recorded history.

State fire officials said Friday that the Thomas fire has scorched 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest.

That was 154 acres larger than the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego that killed 15 people.

Thousands of firefighters and fleets of aircraft have been battling the blaze since Dec. 4. A firefighter and a woman fleeing the blaze died.





http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/business/approves-60-million-ton-expansion-montana-coal-article-1.3716160


Trump approves 60-million ton expansion of Montana coal mine




https://robertscribbler.com/2017/12/22/toasted-californias-2017-foreshadowing-of-the-monster-fires-to-come/

Toasted — California’s 2017 Foreshadowing of the Monster Fires to Come
Part One: The Story of How Global Warming Turned California into Toast.


The Thomas Fire as seen by a webcam located atop Santa Ynez Peak, a 4300′ mountain 17 miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara on December 10th.
*****

I want you to indulge me for a minute. I want you to put on your scientist hats with me and engage in a bit of an experiment.

Take a bagel. Cut it in half. Dip about 1/3 of it in water for a couple of seconds. Then put the bagel in the toaster oven for about 5-10 minutes. Remove and see the results.

What you’ll find is that the part of the bagel that hasn’t been dipped in water is, well, toast. The dipped part — significantly less so. If you continued to toast the bagel, eventually the heat from the oven will cause the undipped side to burn. Take even more time and the heat would overcome the moisture on the dipped side and cause it to burn as well.
The more heat, the faster both sides of the bagel burn. But the drier side always first. The wetter side always second.

It’s a simple fact that moisture — whether loaded into bagels or soaking into vegetation and the ground — adds more resiliency and resistance to fire. And this year, given the massive amount of moisture that fell across all of California during the winter and spring of 2016-2017 we didn’t really expect summer and fall to be all that bad of a fire season.

That famous Pineapple Express kept delivering storm after storm after storm. Dams were strained to bursting and over-spill. Roads were washed out. Water rescues were performed. And when all was said and done, California had experienced its wettest water-year in all of the last 122. Given such an obscene amount of water flooding the state, we certainly didn’t expect what happened next. All that moisture soaking into lands, soils, trees, vegetation told us a story. It told us a story that we thought we knew.


Accuweather’s California flood forecast from January 9, 2017 is easy to forget given the record fires we see today. But the temperature and moisture extremes experienced are an aspect of a warming climate. These floods inflicted more than 1.5 billion in damages. Source: Accuweather/Wikipedia.
What we didn’t count on was the oven-like heat that followed. Nor the simple fact that resiliency, no matter how strong at first, is not limitless.

Environmentally speaking, heat is the primary factor in fire hazard so long as fuels are present. Drought is also a factor, though a somewhat less certain one because eventually most fuels are consumed if drought sets in for long enough. As with the bagel, enough heat will eventually blast through any moisture loading so long as that moisture is not recharged to great risk of consuming and conflagrating the fuels that soaked up the moisture in the first place.

At its most basic level, this is why global warming promotes fire hazard. If you bake the forests, grasses and shrubs enough, they will burn.

If there is one thing we know about climate change and weather it is that it promotes extremes. Particularly extreme swings between cooler+wet and record hot+dry as the water cycle is thrown through the atmospheric equivalent of a hyperloop. And the level of extremity California experienced from winter to summer ran a six month race from wettest to hottest. For following the early year deluge, 2017 rapidly rocketed into the hottest summer in California history. Temperatures in many places regularly soared to well above the scorching 100 degree mark. Records for all-time hottest days fell like trees before the wild hurricane.


Large sections of the west, including California, experienced their hottest summer on record. Image source: NOAA.
And given so much excessive heat, it didn’t take long for the fires to arise even following a record wet winter.

We won’t go through all the exhaustive numbers of that grim tally of burning. But we will say that more than ten thousand homes and buildings burned. That many souls perished in the blazes. That billions in damages were inflicted. At times, ash and embers rained down across California as if from a volcanic eruption. The skies — marred by great pillars of smoke erupting from a blasted Earth. To say it was merely the worst fire year California has ever experienced would be to do the nightmare of it all an illiterate, unfeeling, lack-compassion injustice.

The summer fires that came with the heat burned mostly the north. The rains, that were so strong in winter took a bad turn once the heat blazed through the lands enough to dry out all that new forest and grass regrowth. Here we were witnessing, before our very eyes, the kind of new conditions 1.1 degrees Celsius worth of global warming was capable of producing.


Firefighter battling the Thomas Fire, which is just 500 acres away from being the largest in California history. Image source: Campus Safety.
Because of that warming, we know now that fire season never really ends any more in California. A point that was driven viciously home as summer proceeded into fall and the fires still raged in October. By December, the heat and dryness had not relented. Not enough at least. The normally wet month had been transformed. And the carry over of that damage done by the furnaces of summer had prepped the land for more burning.

Howling winds from the longest burst of fire fanning winds ever seen for California fed into a new fire. A fire that is now within 500 acres of becoming the largest fire ever to burn in California history. In December. During what should be a wet, cool month. But one that is hotter and drier and fire blasted.

Toasted.

But if we don’t turn back from the warming that caused this, the worst is yet to come.






http://www.phillytrib.com/news/education-roundup-dccc-and-neumann-partner-for-criminal-justice/article_09068ef7-1d98-5e57-a12b-42020b744485.html

Delaware County Community College and Neumann University signed an agreement that will enable Nuemann students to earn a criminal justice degree faster at a lower cost by attending the college’s Municipal Police Academy, according to the colleges.




https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/23/two-heterosexual-irish-men-marry-to-avoid-inheritance-tax-on-house

Two heterosexual Irish men marry to avoid inheritance tax on property
Matt Murphy, 83, intends to leave his house to his carer Michael O’Sullivan, 58, but it would have left him with a €50,000 tax bill






http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR72/bradyrule72.html

IPR Finds Bureau Lacks Policy to Provide Evidence of Untrustworthy Cops to Defense Lawyers


In late April, the "Independent" Police Review (IPR) released a report it began in January 2015 examining the issue of whether the Bureau was letting defense attorneys know about reasons officers testifying in court may lack credibility (such as, say, they were found to have been untruthful). Citing the 1963 court case Brady v. Maryland, IPR found the Bureau had no policy requiring the Bureau to hand over such information. The report details allegations about five officers whose supervisors found to be untruthful, but the Chief overturned those findings. The report reveals an Internal Affairs Lieutenant forwarded that information to the District Attorney's office. Rather than being rewarded for following a US Supreme Court ruling (aka constitutional legal procedures), the Lieutenant was reassigned by then-Chief Reese for his efforts. Much to our surprise, the Oregonian revealed this officer to be Lt. Larry Graham. Graham has had his ups and downs, providing helpful commentary at times during now-defunct Community Police Relations Committee meetings, but also being quite defensive of officers at a few Citizen Review Committee meetings (PPRs #58 and 62). PCW is granting Graham a "Spike Lee Do the Right Thing Award," which we haven't bestowed upon an officer for quite some time, with the caveat that this applies only to his whistleblowing efforts. After all, it was Graham (now a Captain at Central Precinct) who decided to revoke the organizers' permit on May Day (article), so, more actions for the downside column. The Bureau's response to IPR's report claims they will create a policy "within 90 days," so there should have been one by the end of July, but none has emerged.








http://www.dailycal.org/2017/10/26/berkeley-police-review-commission-discusses-proposed-police-accountability-plan/#disqus_thread

CITYTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
Berkeley Police Review Commission discusses proposed police accountability plan

BY CADE JOHNSON | STAFFLAST UPDATED OCTOBER 27, 2017


Berkeley Police Review Commission met Wednesday to continue discussion on its proposed accountability plan for the Berkeley Police Department, among other items.

The Good Governance Police Accountability Plan outlines a proposed system of accountability to track BPD’s goals, which would be determined with input from the community and would aim to reduce crime and improve safety in the city. The plan will require BPD to host annual training in the hopes of achieving these goals and hire a data analyst to improve data collection and analysis.

PRC Commissioner Andrea Prichett, who proposed the plan to the commission in September, introduced a new component that requires BPD to conduct regular annual or biannual audits of its assets and expenses.

“To have annual goals identified and public would help the citizenry to support the goals of the police department,” Prichett said at the meeting. “It’s about establishing goals and creating methods and metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of the department.”

PRC Commissioner Ari Yampolsky said during the meeting that he felt that even if the plan was approved, the goals identified by BPD might not match the issues that concern PRC commissioners.

“I’m all for the idea of accountability, but when we talk about having an annual strategic plan, or an annual plan, what are we trying to see in that plan?” Yampolsky said at the meeting. “I can imagine a plan that says we want to hire 174 officers, we want to cut down our overtime by 8 percent … (things) internal to the department that don’t really get at the things, I think, that you (want).“

The commission ultimately decided to table its discussion on the plan until the next meeting.

During the meeting, PRC Chair George Lippman proposed adding language to the emergency ordinance passed by City Council in September that allows the use of pepper spray on violent protesters in a crowd setting, but not as a crowd-control tactic. The proposed changes to the policy would prohibit the use of pepper spray on any individuals within a crowd setting.

PRC Commissioner Clarence Ford expressed concern about what tools BPD would use if more restrictions on pepper spray are put in place. BPD Lt. Angela Hawk said the tactics BPD uses depend on the circumstances, but alternatives to pepper spray include “less-lethal options,” such as batons.

The proposed addition to the pepper spray policy passed 5-0, with all commissioners present in favor, except for Ford, who abstained from the vote.

In September, several PRC commissioners attended an exercise for Urban Shield, a highly contentious program that provides training for first responders for critical situations. The commission unanimously voted in support of requesting written observations from those commissioners in order to discuss PRC’s stance on Urban Shield.

“Based on new information, it seems like it would be relevant to review that position and see if that new information … could influence a new vote on (our position),” Prichett said.






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Seth on Jesus
Scientific theories are “proven”, at least partially, based on their predictive value. If a theory has high predictive value then it is more likely to be correct. In this spirit, I am going to place a “theory” in front of this group. Though this “theory” was proposed by “an energy essence personallity” named Seth who was “channeled” by a woman named Jane Roberts, I am only offering it as a theory to be tested by its predictive value. According to Seth’s theory, Jesus did not get a stand in for the crucifixion but rather tried to dissuade a “volunteer”. Here are Seth’s words on this subject:
Here is a portion of what Seth had to say about Jesus:

-Now: For your edification:

Christ, the historical Christ, was not crucified. – You will have to give me time here. (Pause.)

He had no intention of dying in that manner; but others felt that to fulfill the prophecies in all ways, a crucifixion was a necessity. Christ did not take part in it (Pause.) There was a conspiracy in which Judas: played a role an attempt to make a martyr out of Christ. The man chosen was drugged-hence the necessity of helping him carry the cross (see Luke:23) and he was told that he was the Christ. He believed that he was. He was one of deluded, but he also himself believed that he, not the historical Christ, was to fulfill the prophecies.

Mary came because she was, full of sorrow for the man who believed he was her son. Out of compassion she was present. The group responsible wanted it to appear that one particular portion of the Jews had crucified Christ, and never dreamed that the whole Jewish people would be “blamed.”

(Pause at 10.00.) This is difficult to explain even for me to unravel. The tomb was empty because the same group carted the body away. Mary Magdalene did see Christ, however, immediately after (see Matthew 28). (Long, pause.) Christ was a great psychic. He caused the wounds to appear then upon His own body, and appeared both physically and in out-of-body states to His followers. He tried however, to explain what had happened and His position but those who were not in on the conspiracy would not understand, and misread His statements.

Peter three times denied the Lord (Matthew 26), saying he did not know Him because he knew that that person was not Christ.

The plea, “Peter, why hast thou forsaken me?” came from the man who believed he was Christ-the drugged version. Judas pointed out that man. He knew of the conspiracy, and feared that the real Christ would be captured. Therefore he handed over to the authorities a man known to be self-styled messiah–to save, not destroy, the life of the historical Christ.

(10..05. Jane’s pace had speeded up considerably now.)

Symbolically, however, the crucifixion idea itself embodied deep dilemmas and meanings of the human psyche, and so the crucifixion per se became far greater reality then the actual physical events that occurred at the time.

Only the deluded are in danger of, or capable of, such self sacrifice, you see, or find it necessary. Only those still bound up in ideas of crime and punishment would be attracted to that kind of religious drama, and find within it deep echoes of their own subjective, feelings.

Christ knew however, clairvoyantly, that these events in one way or another would occur, and the probable dramas that could result. The man involved could not be swerved from his subjective decision. He would be sacrificed to make the old Jewish prophecies come true, and he could not be dissuaded.

(10:10.) In the Last Supper when Christ said, “This is my body, and this is my blood,” He meant to show that the spirit was within all matter, interconnected, and yet apart–that His own spirit was independent of His body, and also in His own way to hint that He should no longer be identified with His body. For He knew the dead body would not be His own.

This was all misunderstood. Christ then changed His mode of behavior, appearing quite often in out-of-body states to His followers. (See John 20, 21; Matthew 28, Luke 24.) Before, he had not done this to that degree. He tried to tell them however that He was not dead, and they chose to take Him symbolically. (A one-minute pause.) His physical presence was no longer necessary, and was an embarrassment under the circumstances. He simply willed Himself out of it. Now you may take your break.

(“Thank you. It’s very interesting.”) (10:17. “Wow,” Jane said after she came out of trance, “nobody’ll like that.

From “Seth Speaks” (session 560 November, 23 1970)

Your Christ figure represents, symbolically, your idea of God and his relationships. There were three separate individuals whose history blended, and they became known collectively as Christ – hence many discrepancies in your records. These were all males because at that time of your development, you would not have accepted a female counterpart.

These individuals were part of one entity. You could not but imagine God as a father. It would never have occurred to you to imagine a god in any other than human terms. Earth components. These three figures worked out a drama, highly symbolic, propelled by concentrated energy of great force.

(Long pause at 9:52.) The EVENTS as they are recorded, however, did not occur in history. The crucifixion of Christ was a psychic, but not a physical event. Ideas of almost unimaginable magnitude were played out.

(Pause at 9:55.) Judas, for example, was not a man in your terms. He was – like all the other Disciples – a blessed, created “fragment personality,” formed by the Christ personality. He REPRESENTED the self-betrayer. He dramatized a portion of each individual’s personality that focuses upon physical reality in a grasping manner, and denies the inner self out of greed.

Each of the twelve represented qualities of personality that belong to one individual, and Christ as you know him represented the inner self. The twelve, therefore, plus Christ as you know him (the one figure composed of the three) represented an individual earthly personality – the inner self – and twelve main characteristics connected with the egotistical self. As Christ was surrounded by the Disciples, so the inner self is surrounded by these physically oriented characteristics, each drawn outward toward daily reality on the one hand, and yet orbiting the inner self.

The Disciples, therefore, were given physical reality by the inner self, as all of your earthly characteristics come out of your inner nature. This was a living parable, made flesh among you – a cosmic play worked out for your behalf, couched in terms that you could understand.

The lessons were made plain, as all the ideas behind them were personified. If you will forgive the term, this was like a local morality play, put on in your corner of the universe. This does not mean it was less real than you previously supposed. In fact, the implications of what is said here should clearly hint at the more powerful aspects of godhood.

The three Christ personalities were born upon your planet, and indeed became flesh among you. None of these was crucified. The twelve Disciples were materializations from the energies of these three personalities – their combined energies. They were then fully endowed with individuality, however, but their main task was to clearly manifest within themselves certain abilities inherent within all men.

The same kinds of dramas in different ways have been given, and while the drama is always different, it is always the same. This does not mean that a Christ has appeared within each system of reality. It means that the idea of Cod has manifested within each system in a way that is comprehensible to the inhabitants.

This drama continues to exist. It does not belong, for example, to your past. Only you have placed it there. This does not mean that it always REOCCURS. The drama, then was far from meaningless, and the spirit of Christ, in your terms, is legitimate. It is the probable God-drama that you choose to perceive. There were others that were perceived, but not by you, and there are other such dramas existing now.

Now: Whether or not the Crucifixion occurred physically, it was a psychic event, and exist as do all the other events connected with the drama.

Many were physical but some were not. The psychic event affected your world quite as much as the physical one, as is obvious, The whole drama occurred as a result of mankind’s need. It was created as a result of that need, grew out of it, but it did not originate within your system of reality.

Other religions were based upon different dramas, in which ideas were acted out in a way that was comprehensible to various cultures. Unfortunately, the differences between the dramas often led to misunderstandings, and these were used as excuses for wars. These dramas are also privately worked out in the dream state. The God-personified figures first were introduced to man in the dream state, and the way then prepared.=20

In visions and inspirations, men knew that the Christ drama would be enacted and hence recognized it for what it was when it occurred physically. Its power and strength then returned to the dream universe. It had increased its vigor and intensity through the physical materialization. In private dream, men then related to the main figures in the drama, and in the dream state they recognized its true import.

Now: God is more than the sum of all the probable systems of reality He has created, and yet He is within each one of these, without exception. He is therefore within each man and woman. He is also within each spider, shadow, and frog, and this is what man does not like to admit.

God can only be experienced, and you experience Him whether or not you realize it, through your own existence. He is not male or female, however, and I use the term only for convenience’s sake. In the most inescapable truth, He is not human in your terms at all, nor in your terms is He a personality. Your IDEAS of personality are too limited to contain the multitudinous facets of His multidimensional existence.

On the other hand, He is human, in that He is a portion of each individual; and within the vastness of His experience He holds an “IDEA-SHAPE” of Himself as human, to which you can relate. He literally was made flesh to dwell among you, for He forms your flesh in that He is responsible for the energy that gives vitality and validity to your private multidimensional self, which in turn forms your image in accordance with your own ideas.

The private multidimensional self, or the soul, has then an eternal validity. It is upheld, supported, maintained by the energy, the inconceivable vitality, of All That Is.

It cannot be destroyed then, this inner self of yours, nor can it be diminished. It shares in those abilities that are inherent within All That Is. It must, therefore, create as it is created, for this is the great giving that is behind all dimensions of existence, the spilling-over from the fountain of All That Is.

Now we will end our session. __________________________________________

Reference to Paul is in Seth Speaks – Session 586

In that session, he talks of the three men whose lives became confused in history and merged and who became known as Christ. He said the entity was born once as John the Baptist, one as the personality that most stories of Christ refer to and once as Paul. When Paul reemerges historically, he will carry within Him the characteristics of all three personalities.

You really need to read the whole session, as it is too long to print, but it’s very interesting. Seth said, ” Paul was to implement the spiritual ideas of Christ in physical terms, however he grew the seeds of an organization that would smother the ideas. He lingered after Christ, as John the Baptist came before. Together the three spanned some time period……John and the historical Christ each performed their roles and were satisfied that they had done so. Paul alone was left at the end unsatisfied and so it is about his personality that the future Christ will form. …..the entity of which these personalities are part, that entity, which you may call the Christ entity, was aware of these issues. The earthly personalities were not aware of them, although in periods of trance and exaltation, much was made known to them…”

He went on to say that the third personality of Christ (Paul) will indeed be known as a great psychic, for it is He who will teach humanity to use those inner senses that alone make true spirituality possible. Slayers and victims will change roles as reincarnational memories rise to the surface of consciousness. Through the development of these abilities, the sacredness of all life will be intimately recognized and appreciated.

Seth said, “one man had already been born in India, in a small province near Calcutta, but his ministry will seem to remain comparatively local for his lifetime.

Another will be born in Africa, a black man whose main work will be done in Indonesia. The expectations were set long ago in your terms, and will be fed by new prophets until the third personality of Christ does indeed emerge. He will lead man behind the symbolism upon which religion has relied and will emphasize individual spiritual experience, the expansiveness of soul, and teach man to recognize the multitudinous aspects of his own reality..”

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https://robinhl.com/2011/11/06/jesus-son-of-pantera/

“Jesus, son of Pantera”

About 177 AD the Greek philosopher Celsus, in his book ‘The True Word’, expressed what appears to have been the consensus Jewish opinion about Jesus, that his father was a Roman soldier called Pantera. ‘Pantera’ means Panther and was a fairly common name among Roman soldiers. The rumor is repeated in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish writings where Jesus is referred to as “Yeshu ben Pantera”.

Pantera’s gravestone is the one on the left
In 1859 a gravestone surfaced in Germany for a Roman soldier called Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera, whose unit Cohors I Sagittariorum had served in Judea before Germany – romantic historians have hypothesized this to be Jesus’ father, especially as ‘Abdes’ (‘servant of God’) suggests a Jewish background.

Tib(erius) Iul(ius) Abdes Pantera
Sidonia ann(orum) LXII
stipen(diorum) XXXX miles exs(ignifer?)
coh(orte) I sagittariorum
h(ic) s(itus) e(st)
Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera
from Sidon, aged 62 years
served 40 years, former standard bearer (?)
of the First Cohort of Archers
lies here
The gravestone is now in the Römerhalle museum in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

It appears this First Cohort of Archers moved from Palestine to Dalmatia in 6 AD, and to the Rhine in 9 AD. Pantera came from Sidon, on the coast of Phoenicia just west of Galilee, presumably enlisted locally. He served in the army for 40 years until some time in the reign of Tiberius. On discharge he would have been granted citizenship by the Emperor (and been granted freedom if he had formerly been a slave), and added the Emperor’s name to his own. Tiberius ruled from 14 AD to 37 AD. Pantera’s 40 years of service would therefore have started between 27 BC and 4 BC.

As Pantera would probably have been about 18 when he enlisted, it means he was likely born between 45 BC and 22 BC. He could have been as old as 38 or as young as 15 at the time of Jesus’ conception in the summer of 7 BC.

In 6 AD when Jesus was 12, Judas of Galilee led a popular uprising that captured Sepphoris, the capital of Galilee. The uprising was crushed by the Romans some four miles north of Nazareth. It is possible (and appealing to lovers of historical irony) that Pantera and Joseph fought on opposite sides. As Joseph is never heard of again he may well have been killed in the battle, or have been among the 2,000 Jewish rebels crucified afterwards.

So Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera is indeed a possibility as Jesus’ father. The only thing we know for certain is that Mary’s husband Joseph wasn’t the father, and that Mary was already pregnant when they married. It could have been rape, or Mary may have been a wild young teen who fell for a handsome man in a uniform, even if he was part of an occupying army. It happens.
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