Friday, May 25, 2018

The nascent George Soros replacement. Were do these people think Steyer got his money? Profits!

Another Tom Steyer, Left Wing-Funded Group Gathers on the National Mall: March for Science Redux

March for Science
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Another march took place in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday – this one featuring anti-faith, pro-climate change, pro-LGBT activists, unions, and other left-wing, anti-Trump groups carrying signs and posters to advance the cause of science.

The second March for Science comes one year after organizers claim one million people attended the first.
“In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history,” the Eventbrite invitation said. “In 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good.”
“This past year we have seen more threats to science than ever before at all levels of our government,” the invitation said. “The time is now to stand up and show your support for science!”
Some of the sponsors of the March listed with links on its website include Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate of America, the Nature Conservancy, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Atheists, American Federation of Teachers, American Humanist Association, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Climate Working Group, Environmental Defense Fund, Friends of the Earth, Hip Hop Caucus, National Center for Transgender Equality, and Spread the Vote.
Speakers included an undocumented college student, Evelyn Valdez Ward; Dr. Vinton Cerf, “vice president and chief internet evangelist” at Google; a child nicknamed “Little Miss Flint,” who was invited by President Barack Obama to visit the White House after the Flint, Michigan water scandal, and the CEO of AAAS.
The March for Science website includes the following mission statement:
We work toward a future where science is fully embraced in public life and policy.  The March for Science organization empowers a global community of science supporters for nonpartisan advocacy in service of equitable and effective science and science policy.
Promoting evidence-based policies is at the heart of our mission. How do we achieve this? By giving our supporters the resources they need to advocate for science policy and connect with their elected officials at all levels — within schools, local government and at the national level.
“Our letter writing campaigns, phone scripts, and “How to Advocate Guide” make it easier for our supporters to advocate for science-based policies at various levels— within schools, local government and at the national level,” the website said.

OK Establishment Media, Trump Supporters Want You To Answer This Simple Question Regarding Spygate…

OK Establishment Media, Trump Supporters Want You To Answer This Simple Question Regarding Spygate…

The New York Times and others now admit/defend the very Obama-era spy program that they long denied existed and that was being used against the Trump campaign in 2016. Leaving aside the stunning political scandal that is that fact, shouldn’t the Establishment Media now also admit that if the Deep State was spying on Trump all this time doesn’t that also mean it has known there was never any collusion/conspiracy etc., involving Mr. Trump and Russia? That the entire Trump-Russia collusion was a Deep State created hoax all along? It has to be one or the other right?
How about it Establishment Media? Care to also explain your willing participation in this fraud?


Congress, OPM expose gross abuse of ‘taxpayer funded union time within the federal government’

Congress, OPM expose gross abuse of ‘taxpayer funded union time within the federal government’

Congress, OPM expose gross abuse of ‘taxpayer funded union time within the federal government’
Separate reports indicate federal union workers are abusing a law allowing them to do labor-related work on the taxpayers' dime. (Image source: YouTube screenshot) 
GOP lawmakers are echoing concerns from the Office of Personnel Management regarding the abuse of a law that grants paid time off to unionized civil servants.
joint report was released by Republican members from both the House and Senate on Thursday, exposing startling survey data about the amount of time some federal government union employees spend working on behalf of their labor organizations — on the taxpayers’ dime.
The law allows union members to take time off from their government jobs (with pay) in order to engage in what’s known as “official time,” where the employees can participate in activities on behalf of their labor organizations. Collective bargaining, worker disputes, and whistleblowing are all examples of labor-management activities that would qualify.
Following their own report, OPM Director Jeff Pon called such activities “Taxpayer Funded Union Time within the Federal Government.”

How bad is it?

Republican staff said in the committee report: “Some collective bargaining agreements allow certain labor union employees to spend 100 percent of their time on official time. These employees are subsidized by American taxpayer dollars, but do not have to do their regularly assigned work.”
Pon estimates the cost of official time to taxpayers hit roughly $174.8 million in 2016, the latest year reported.
Lawmakers, in the meantime, discovered that in 2017, “nearly one thousand government workers spent at least half their working hours as union representatives,” and that “hundreds of these employees receive compensation in excess of $100,000 per year.”
There are also hundreds of employees who spent 100 percent of their federal working hours on official time — meaning, as the committees’ report states, “these employees did not perform the job for which they were hired.
This includes a social worker and a pharmacist making nearly $150,000 each and a nurse anesthetist and dentist making over $190,000 each in fiscal year 2017.”

What does the other side say?

The American Federation of Government Employees union disagrees with calling official time “union time,” saying instead that it’s “time spent representing workers who are the victims of illegal discrimination, illegal harassment, or other prohibited personnel practices.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) weighed in too, saying, “The Trump administration is launching a multi-front attack on our independent civil service. These actions will harm middle-class workers who dedicate their lives to public service, impair our ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest, and degrade the services that our government delivers to the people.”

Update: DA investigating woman who lied about being raped by police officer as trooper gets death threats

DA investigating woman who lied about being raped by police officer as trooper gets death threats

DA investigating woman who lied about being raped by police officer as trooper gets death threats
The Texas District Attorney's office is considering charging Sherita Dixon-Cole, who lied about a Texas state trooper sexually assaulting her during a Sunday traffic stop. (Image source: YouTube screenshot) 

Sherita Dixon-Cole, the black woman who lied about a Texas state trooper sexually assaulting her during a Sunday traffic stop, may face charges for making those fraudulent accusations, according to WFAA-TV.
Activist Shaun King pushed Dixon-Cole’s fake narrative to a national level on social media on Sunday and Monday, which included allegations of inappropriate touching, penetration, and threats.
After video footage of a traffic stop involving Dixon-Cole exonerated the accused officer on Tuesday, Dixon-Cole’s attorney distanced himself from his client’s allegations.
King also wrote a lengthy blog post noting how Dixon-Cole victimized everyone else with her fake story.

So what’s happening now?

On Thursday, Ellis County DA Patrick Wilson said that his office is “investigating the possibility” of charging Dixon-Cole.
According to WFAA, Wilson said that there was “no apparent motive” behind Dixon-Cole’s claims.
“When I went to the DPS office to watch the video, I fully expected to see some measure of tension or aggravation between the officer and the woman being arrested,” Wilson said. “The world has now seen that there is nothing of the sort on that video.”
Assistant Ellis County District Attorney Ann Montgomery told ABC News in a statement Thursday that “a decision whether to file charges against Dixon-Cole has not been made at this time.”
“Our office is still investigating to determine exactly what was said and to whom it was said,” Montgomery’s statement added.
According to Texas Penal Code, making a fraudulent police report is considered a Class B misdemeanor in the state.

And what’s this about death threats?

Wilson expressed his displeasure and frustration for the accused trooper and his family, according to KTVT-TV.
A portion of KTVT’s report read, “Ellis County Officials also said that a trooper in another county not even connected to the case — who has the same name — is getting police protection for himself and his family.”
“They are the latest victims of a social media world fueled by rage and minus the facts,” the station’s report added.
“It was maddening,” Wilson told KTVT. “This is tragic because society is rightfully demanding that police officers conduct themselves beyond reproach. The world now knows the trooper in this case conducted himself beyond reproach. And yet he still was subject to this horrible abuse across the country.”
The impact of Dixon-Cole’s false allegations have been felt far and wide.
According to Fox News, the trooper with the same last name of the accused officer has hired an attorney who is prepared to take action against Dixon-Cole, her attorney, and activist King.
Texas State Trooper Jarrod Hubbard’s father — Bell County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Norman Hubbard — told Fox, “We’re going after them.”
Norman said that a virtual lynch mob began formulating on the internet, and people began doing searches to find out more about his son, Jarrod.
“[Jarrod’s] picture was the first thing that came up [in an internet search],” Norman said. “One person posted on Twitter my name and date of birth, my wife’s name and date of birth and my son’s name and date of birth.”
He told the outlet that his son has received “thousands” of death threats as a result of Dixon-Cole’s accusations.
Jarrod’s mother said that even after the accused officer — Daniel Hubbard, who has yet to speak out — had been cleared and the news of his exoneration had spread across the country, she continued to receive threats on her son’s behalf.
Fox reported that Jarrod was forced to take a leave of absence from policing, and had reportedly been placed under Texas Ranger protection.
Jarrod returned to work on Wednesday, according to Fox.

So what are the options here?

Criminal defense attorney Nicole Knox told KDFW-TV that prosecutors may have another option as the trooper involved was reportedly subjected to vicious threats of harm.
“If [Dixon-Cole] has caused someone to threaten with serious bodily injury or their life then there could be an aggravated assault charge here,” Knox said. “It will just depend on the strength, and the believability of the death threats — whether it’s something someone could carry out.”
Knox added that prosecutors could also potentially rope Dixon-Cole’s former attorney as well as activist King into the mix for pushing the spurious claims.
“The allegations that [Dixon-Cole] made are awful and damaging and ruined the lives of really good people, but it’s the players that came into this information and took it at face value and disseminated it, that are really at fault here,” Knox told KDFW.

The armed citizen

A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.
The shooting occurred at Louie’s Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m. 
According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.
A mother and daughter celebrating a birthday were the shooting victims. They were both transported to OU Medical Center. News 9 has learned that the victims are Natalie Will and her daughter, Niah.
Police confirmed a third female victim has minor injuries. 
 A man that was trying to flee from the scene, fell and broke an arm.
Capt. Mathews says when the suspect exited the restaurant, he was confronted by a citizen who took out his own firearm, shooting and killing the suspect.
The suspect has not been identified.
Homicide detectives are on scene and over 100 witnesses are being interviewed.
News 9's Bonnie Campo and News 9's Christy Lewis are interviewing witnesses at the scene. 

At this time, information concerning what led to the shooting. Stay with News 9 and for updates.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud...white privilege?

Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.
News station KHQ-TV reports Thursday that Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.
Court documents say she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.
An investigation started in March 2017 when a state investigator received information that she had written a book.
Documents say she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it.
They say the former activist told investigators she “fully disclosed her information” and declined to answer further questions.

Jack Johnson finally pardoned after all these years.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a white woman. 

“I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. 
In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille Cameron, who later became his wife, for violating the Mann Act. The law was passed two years earlier and made it a crime to take a woman across state lines for immoral purposes. 
Johnson died in 1946. 

Boxer Jack Johnson. Courtesy LOC/via REUTERS
In signing the pardon, the president cited “tremendous racial tension” during the time Johnson was champion. “He really represented something that was both very beautiful and very terrible at the same time,” Trump said. 
Actor Sylvester Stallone, famous as the star of the “Rocky” boxing-movie franchise, and former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis flanked Trump for the pardon in the Oval Office. In April, Trump tweeted that he was considering the pardon after talking to Stallone. 

With Sylvester Stallone (2nd R) and Lennox Lewis (R) behind him, U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the pardon he signed for the late Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, at the White House, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Earlier on Thursday, Stallone posted a photo of himself at the White House on Instagram with the caption “Waiting for the moment to go into the oval office for the pardon...” 
In the Oval Office, Trump said of Stallone: “I love his movies.” 
“This has been a long time coming,” Stallone said, adding that Johnson served as the inspiration for the character of Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies. 
Reporting by Susan Heavey and James Oliphant; writing by Lisa Lambert; editing by Cynthia Osterman and Tom Brown