Friday, October 21, 2016

On parole?

Ex-convict attacks bus driver, cop in morning melee

A man on parole for murder attacked a bus driver and then a cop who tried to arrest him on Thursday, officials said.
Ronell Sweat, 38, was riding in a Bx41 bus at 7 a.m. when he threatened driver James Sacktig and then punched him in the face as he was pulling into a stop on Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, said cops.
Sacktig responded by smacking Sweat in the face with his intercom handset.
Sweat, who was imprisoned for murder in 1997 and released last year, then attacked the cops who responded. He injured Officer Larry Weinstein of the 52nd precinct, who is in stable condition.
The bus driver was treated at the scene.
Cops charged Sweat with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct.

Bermuda triangle solved?

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved

Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph “air bombs” — capable of bringing down planes and ships.
Now the riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists speaking to the Science Channel’s “What on Earth?” revealed their findings.
Using radar satellite imagery, they discovered bizarre “hexagonal”-shaped clouds between 20 and 50 miles wide forming over the dodgy patch of water.
Meteorologist Dr. Randy Cerveny said: “The satellite imagery is really bizarre … the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations.

“These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs. They’re formed by what is called microbursts and they’re blasts of air.”
The blasts of air are so powerful, they can reach 170 mph — a hurricane-like force easily capable of sinking ships and downing planes.
For centuries, the notorious Bermuda Triangle — located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda — has been linked with a high number of unexplained disappearances of aircraft and ships in its waters.
The reasons behind the losses have baffled researchers for decades.
This article originally appeared on The Sun.

Another case of Hillary corrupt to the core. She took money from the Morroccan government which her own State Department called out for corruption and human rights abuse.

Huma on Hillary’s $12M Morocco fiasco: ‘She created this mess and she knows it’

Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause in her presidential run, a newly leaked ­email reveals.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it held a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker.
But Clinton realized that the conference, slated for a month after she announced her run for president, would hurt her candidacy.
“No matter what happens, she will be in Morocco hosting CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] on May 5-7, 2015. Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this,” top Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote to campaign manager Robby Mook in a November 2014 email revealed by Wiki­Leaks.
In another email, Abedin warned that if Clinton didn’t attend, the $12 million would be off the table.
“Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if it, meeting was a non-starter,” Abedin wrote in a January 2015 ­email to Mook and campaign manager John ­Podesta.
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“CGI also wasn’t pushing for a meeting in Morocco and it wasn’t their first choice. This was HRC’s idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the [foundation’s] endowment and to support the meeting,” Abedin continued.
“It will break a lot of china to back out now when we had so many opportunities to do it in the past few months. She created this mess and she knows it.”
The king gave the money to the Clinton Foundation and underwrote the CGI summit with the quid-pro-quo understanding that Hillary would attend, and other dignitaries attending were led to believe that she would be there.
But Hillary sent Bill and Chelsea Clinton while she campaigned in Nevada and California.
The deal with Morocco was struck even though the State Department — under Hillary Clinton — accused the country’s government of “arbitrary arrests and corruption,” according to Fox News.
It was unclear exactly how much went directly for the summit and how much went to the Clinton Foundation — but the total added up to $12 million, according to the emails.
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Guests at the May 2015 CGI summit — which was closed to the media — stayed at the five-star Selman-Marrakesh hotel, a posh lodging featuring a stable of Arabian horses and luxury amenities.
The meeting was officially paid for by OCP, a Moroccan government-owned mining company that has been accused of human rights violations.
Hillary Clinton supported the monarch when she was secretary of state, and the US-financed Export-Import Bank gave OCP a $92 million loan guarantee during her tenure, the Daily Caller reported.
Politico reported in 2015 that Clinton “was seen by [the Moroccan capital] Rabat as among its staunchest supporters in the Obama administration.”
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice charged OCP with “serious human-rights violations,” the Daily Caller said.
And Mohamed Yeslem Beisat, the Washington envoy for the self-described “government in exile” Polisario Front, told Al-Monitor, a news site that focuses on the Middle East, in 2013 that “OCP is the first beneficiary of the war and the first beneficiary of the occupation — it is the one that is cashing in on the misery of thousands of refugees and hundreds of political detainees for the past 40 years.”
Beisat added, “They’re doing this because they know Hillary has some chances of being president of the United States. And they want her to support their brutal occupation of Western Sahara.”
Human rights advocates have called the company’s mined phosphates “blood phosphates” — similar to the term “blood diamonds,” referring to precious stones mined in war zones and/or used to finance deadly conflicts.
Abedin’s email was among more than 4,000 posted Thursday by WikiLeaks.
They were stolen from Podesta, who has warned that the communications may have been doctored.
US intelligence agencies have fingered the Russian government as the culprits behind the hack — charging that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to influence the US election in Donald Trump’s favor.
In Wednesday’s final presidential debate, Trump insisted — without offering evidence — that “no one knows” who hacked the ­emails.
Clinton slammed her opponent for using the purloined emails to attack her, as well as for his past statements encouraging the Russians to hack her emails from when she was secretary of state.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’. Is this what science looks like?

The UN is totalitarian. The Left has learned to rule by lying, distracting and outright thuggery. It is the UN that is not helpful to you, me or our children. They feel entitled to meddle in everything on order to have a stranglehold over you. They are today's Soviets. 

CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

By:  - Climate DepotOctober 21, 2016 7:11 PM with 26 comments
The United Nations has rejected the media credentials of three journalists from a conservative news outlet in Canada to the upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco in November. Nick Nuttall, a UN official, admitted in an October 18 CBC interview that The Rebel news outlet is being banned from attending the UN summit because of its skeptical reporting of the UN’s climate claims.
Nuttall tried to justly the UN media ban by noting that The Rebel TV host Ezra Levant has called UN promoted climate change fears a “crock.”
“What does [calling climate change a ‘crock’] add to the public’s understating?” Nuttall asked the CBC.
The UN’s Nuttall told the CBC “I don’t see what he is actually reporting, you know, as being particularly helpful.”
But much to the shock of the UN official, the warmist Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) Carol Off was having none of it.  The CBC’s Off openly challenged the UN’s censorship of the media outlet.
“Do people have to prove that they’re helpful in order to be accredited journalists?” Off, who hosts the ‘As it Happens’ program on the CBC, asked the UN’s Nuttall.
A clearly flustered Nuttall responded, “Well, what do you think journalism is about?”
The CBC’s Carol Off tersely responded “reporting.”
As the Nuttall continued to dig himself deeper into a media hole, Off demanded an answer.
“I am just wondering again about he subjectivity of rejecting the credentials of The Rebel,” CBC’s Carol Off asked again.
Off summed up the UN’s obvious bias in rejecting the news outlet’s request for credentials.
“So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn’t like his point of view,” Off asked.
Nuttall responded. “No, not really. The point is he seems to be advocating a particular point of view which is so personal that it didn’t seem to be a genuine media outlet to me.”
Nuttall also tried to justify the UN’s censorship by claiming the conservative media outlet “seemed to be more kind of anti-refugee, anti-climate, anti-this, anti-that. And I just didn’t feel that it was maybe appropriate in terms of better understanding climate change issues and giving balanced reporting to a general public.”
Nuttall also claimed that The Rebel “caters to other people’s prejudices.”
CBC’s As it Happens host Carol Off spoke with the UN’s Nick Nuttall. Nuttall was involved in the decision to deny Rebel Media accreditation for next month’s meeting. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation:
CAROL OFF: Mr. Nuttall, Ezra Levant says that you have rejected his application because you don’t like Rebel Media’s point of view. How do you respond?
NICK NUTTALL: We looked at Rebel Media and we just really weren’t sure what it was. I mean, we weren’t sure if it was a platform for this chap Ezra — I can’t remember his last name now …
CO: Levant. Ezra Levant.
NN: Ok fine, yeah. I don’t live in Canada, so I don’t know. We get a lot of people who purport to be journalists and sometimes they’re NGOs or civil societies or others with all kinds of different axes to grind and all kind of issues. We try and just make sure that we accredit what we consider to be journalists.
“I looked at Rebel Media’s website and it seemed to me that this was a kind of website that was very much pushing a very particular point of view and therefore made me wonder how it was funded, who backs it, and what kind of purpose they were there to serve.”– UN’s Nick Nuttall
CO: On what grounds did you reject Mr. Levant and Rebel Media’s application?
NN: I looked at Rebel Media’s website and it seemed to me that this was a kind of website that was very much pushing a very particular point of view and therefore made me wonder how it was funded, who backs it, and what kind of purpose they were there to serve. Looking at some of the headlines on their website … there didn’t seem to be much balance in the reporting. It seemed to be more kind of anti-refugee, anti-climate, anti-this, anti-that. And I just didn’t feel that it was maybe appropriate in terms of better understanding climate change issues and giving balanced reporting to a general public.
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Ezra Levant, shown March 2, tried to get accreditation for three journalists from his The Rebel online site for a UN climate conference in Morocco this November. He was turned down and now says the UN is ‘banning the one journalistic group they find offensive.’ (Canadian Press)
CO: So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn’t like his point of view.
NN: No, not really. The point is he seems to be advocating a particular point of view which is so personal that it didn’t seem to be a genuine media outlet to me… I don’t see what he is actually reporting you know as being particularly helpful.
CO: Do people have to prove that they’re helpful in order to be accredited journalists?
NN: Well, what do you think journalism is about?
CO: Reporting.
NN: Reporting. Factually, accurately, honestly, trying to get the truth out of what actually is going on in this very complex world. And, from the little I saw, which were inflammatory headlines on issues that weren’t even related to climate change … It was a croc of something, or other.
CO: He called it “climate change croc”.
NN: Yeah, well what does that add to public understanding? What is journalism?
CO: Is it not possible, though, by rejecting his application that you have given his position even more publicity?
NN: That is one reason why I was slightly reluctant to do this interview with you … Many people have written to me that he’s very adept at using this kind of thing to generate more money through crowd-funding to keep his website going. I hope that people who maybe listen to this interview will think twice.
CO: Can he do anything to convince you otherwise to give him the accreditation?
NN: Well I have to say that two Canadian journalism associations have in fact written to me saying that we should rethink the situation. Now, when serious Canadian journalist associations actually write to me on that basis and are willing to stand by this individual and his website and what he covers, then now, I’m chewing that over. [These associations] have credibility, it would seem, and so I’m really thinking about it.

British government wants database of porn watchers. How much freedom are the Brits willing to give up

Remember that tyranny always comes on the premise of it's for your own good. The bureaucrats would never use this information against you, right?

Porn viewers could all be added to a country-wide database of viewing habits under new age verification scheme

One of the suggested mechanisms for checking how old people are involves creating an ID number for each person – meaning that every citizen will be part of a personalised database of their habits
The UK government’s plans to check whether people are old enough to watch pornography might include creating a databaseof everyone’s viewing habits.
The Government has recently been looking to introduce newchecks to ensure that adult content can only be viewed by those over 18. To do that, it will introduce age verification schemes, and sites that don’t implement them will be rendered inaccessible from within the UK.
But the mechanism involved in doing so could create an entire database of the UK’s porn viewing habits, according to the Open Rights Group. Doing so will create a vulnerable set of information that could expose anyone, according to the group.
Those that are likely to be in charge of the process say that privacy should be at its heart. But the way that the systems are set up might not allow people to keep their data secure.
That is largely because data protection law usually requires that people give up their data willingly and with their express consent, usually by signing up to terms and conditions. But in this case, people’s data – their porn viewing habits and their age – would be being taken without asking, meaning that it would be difficult to keep that sensitive information secure.
One particular way of checking appears to rely on a business standard that was written for making sure people can’t buy knives when they’re under age. But that also requires that each person within the system is given a unique identifier – which would essentially become a personal ID number for people’s viewing habits.
The online age checking piece has now been removed from the website.
“This draft is no longer available to be viewed,” a message written on the page reads. “The comments that have been made on it have been collected, and will be considered by the committee responsible for the draft.”
The Open Rights Group has called on the government to ensure that the information being used in the age verification process is kept safe and secure. It should also make sure that people’s privacy is “properly spelled out” and that the system should “be designed to minimise the impacts on people”.
But even if the system is secure, there’s no evidence that an age verification system would actually prevent “an even slightly determined teenager from accessing pornography, nor reduce demand for it among young people”, the Open Rights Group wrote.
“The Government appears to be looking for an easy fix to a complex social problem. The Internet has given young people unprecedented access to adult content but it’s education rather than tech solutions that are most likely to address problems arising from this. Serious questions about the efficacy and therefore proportionality of this measure remain.”

More Democrat "wars on women" activity, here at the FCC. Bureaucrats will run you over ever time.

The Real Story Behind The FCC Sex Scandal

Though a lawsuit’s revelation that Thomas Reed, the director of the FCC’s Office for Communications Business Opportunities, had sex with a Washington Post reporter in his office is salacious, that’s not what should get Congress’s attention. The far more serious revelation involves the FCC’s official legal response to a female employee’s allegation that she was subjected to a hostile work environment due to management inaction when a male coworker repeatedly invited other male coworkers to watch porn with him in the cubicle adjacent to hers, from which she would “hear groans – mmm, mmm, ahh – in response to the pornography viewings,” while having one “stand guard looking for her.”
In today’s environment of heightened concern regarding gender issues, these allegations should have raised red flags about the prevailing institutional culture at the FCC and prompted swift remedial action. Instead, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s legal team attempted to dismiss the case in federal court by arguing that these allegations amounted to nothing more than the “mere existence of pornography in the workplace” that was not sufficiently “severe or pervasive” to create a hostile work environment.
Federal Communications Commisison (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
As common sense suggests, the court disagreed. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly recognized that the female employee alleged more than the “mere existence of pornography in the workplace,” as the FCC contended. The court determined the allegations were sufficient to demonstrate that the female employee “frequently had ‘no way to avoid’ the groups of men watching pornography in the adjacent cubicle,” that “she felt ‘surrounded by’ the pornography being viewed nearby,” and that “the hostile conduct could be considered to be ‘directed at [her].’” In short, the court found it plausible that the FCC subjected the female employee to “discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult” that is sufficiently “severe or pervasive” to alter the conditions of her employment and “create an abusive working environment.”
Chairman Wheeler’s dismissive response to these activities is especially troubling when the social context of these events is considered. The FCC’s Office for Communications Business Opportunities (known as OCBO) “serves as the principal advisor to the Chairman and the Commissioners on issues, rulemakings, and policies affecting small, women, and minority-owned communications businesses.” And the female employee, who worked at the FCC for over thirty years, was working as a “Women’s Outreach Specialist” at the time of the alleged harassment. When the head of the FCC office responsible for promoting business opportunities for women condones loud and conspicuous porn watching by a group of males in a cubicle adjacent to a female employee and admits to using his own office in the FCC as a location for sex, there is evidence of a problem that should be addressed by more than an aggressive legal defense.
An internal investigation indicates the female employee’s allegations were more than merely plausible. According to a memorandum the female employee filed in her legal case against the FCC, after Reed failed to take action on her behalf and her male coworkers’ behavior escalated, she reported the pornography issue to the agency’s Inspector General in February 2012. Though it doesn’t name any employees specifically, pages 17-18 of the Inspector General’s March 2016 report to the agency’s commissioners describe the results of a “lengthy investigation” into the misuse of FCC facilities to conduct personal business and view pornography. The report states that the investigation, “which included referrals of potential criminal activity to the Internal Revenue Service that were ultimately declined, revealed that four FCC employees violated various ethical and administrative rules, including the FCC’s Computer System Rules of Behavior, the FCC’s Cyber Security Policy, and the Standard of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, 5 CFR § 2635 et seq.” Among other violations, the report noted there was “substantial evidence” that the employees used FCC equipment to “view, store, and send pornographic material,” and that the Inspector General had referred the case to “the appropriate Bureaus and Offices within the Commission for action.”
Sadly, it appears Wheeler has decided to do “nothing” to address the hostile culture and management issues at the agency. Thomas Reed remains the director of OCBO, a highly-paid management position at the FCC, and it appears no action has been taken in response to the Inspector General’s investigative findings (published nearly 4 years after the female employee alleges she first reported the issue to the IG). During a congressional hearing on September 17, 2014, the FCC’s inspector general testified that the agency “got [a] person to resign” who had been watching porn “8 hours a week” rather than terminate him (which apparently allowed him to keep his federal benefits), but made no mention of the other (or perhaps additional) employees in the 2016 report.
The FCC’s attempt to paper over allegations of abusive behavior toward a female employee would be disturbing in any context. But the pattern of denial, delay, and inaction in this case is positively outrageous. The next administration should make cleaning this mess up a top priority.

Joe Biden once again proves he's the crazy relative in the closet

Obama Released 52K Illegal Alien Kids Into the US in important is that the administration lied about it.

Obama Released 52K Illegal Alien Kids Into the US in FY2016

Anyone remember when Jeh Johnson vowed that our borders weren’t open to illegal immigration, or when President Obama promised that anyone who recently crossed into the U.S. from Mexico wouldn't be allowed to stay?
The lie detector test determined: those were lies.
According to recently released data reviewed by MRCTV, the Department of Homeland released another 52,147 illegal alien kids into the United States in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 149 per day. Processed as "refugees," these children are in many cases sent to a family member who's also here illegally.
A total of 5,203 kids were released in September alone, based on the numbers ORR released in August.
Not only is the year-end number shocking in its size alone, it’s also nearly double the number of kids the administration released in FY2015, when 27,840 unaccompanied minors were sent to sponsors in the United States.
FY2016’s total was also just shy of the 53,515 kids released in FY2014, after a massive surge of unaccompanied minors flooded the Southwest U.S. border and quickly overwhelmed a shocked border patrol.
In total, the Office of Refugee Resettlement reports it released 133,502 unaccompanied children into the United States between FY2014 and FY2016, an average of about 122 children per day.

MS-13 on Long Island. Obama making America a Latin American hellhole


For the fifth time since September, police have discovered the remains of a teenager in Brentwood, a community plagued by gang violence.

The body of Jose Pena-Hernandez, 18, of Brentwood, was found Monday in a wooded area at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but police said the case was being investigated as a homicide.

Hernandez, who police say was a known gang member, was reported missing in June. Suffolk County police believe he was beaten to death.

"We didn't find those remains by accident," said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini. "We are putting an enormous amount of pressure on the criminal element in the Brentwood area."

The heat, police say, has led to the arrests of 25 known gang members on a wide range of charges since Sept. 13th. But five of them face federal charges, which carry much longer sentences.

"They have a choice to make. They either are going to spend their adult lives in prison, perhaps their entire life in prison, or they're going to cooperate with law enforcement." said Sini.

Oscar Acosta, who had been missing since May, and Miguel Garcia- Moran, who had been missing since February, were not members of the gang. Their remains were found last month.

Suffolk County Police confirmed all three of the murders are related.

Four Brentwood High School teens were killed or found dead within the past six weeks, all suspected victims of gang violence.

Investigators began discovering the corpses on Sept. 13, when the badly beaten body of Nisa Mickens was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood, a day before her 16th birthday. A day later, the beaten body of her lifelong friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, was discovered in the wooded backyard of a nearby home.

The teenagers had been inseparable and shared an interest in basketball.

Days later, police discovered the skeletal remains of Acosta, 19, and Garcia-Moran, 15, in a remote industrial area of the town.

While investigators say the murders of Mickens and Cuevas are gang-related, they are not linked to the latest arrests.

"Two girls brutally murdered on the streets of Brentwood, we have three missing boys who we know were victims of murder, we have the additional murder of Mr. Stacks," said Sini. "We have a lot of cases that we need to get to the bottom of, and we will."

A man identified as Dewann A.S. Stacks of Brentwood was found severely injured in the middle of a road in Brentwood last week and died at the scene.

In the wake of the deaths, school administrators warned students not to wear clothing that risked offending vicious street gangs.

There have been no arrests.