Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers based on race instead of merit!

When Obama was president, he abandoned the old system of hiring qualified air-traffic controllers who had a college degree in air-traffic control and/or were military veterans with aviation experience, because too many of these people were white males. Obama then replaced the old system with a new system that tried to achieve racial diversity by asking applicants how many different sports they had played when they were in high school. I explain this below in detail.

But first, I want to post this new video from Fox News, which shows that Trump is continuing with Obama’s ridiculous policy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9SxqsQdpo

The Wall St. Journal has also written an article about Trump’s continuation of Obama’s absurd policy, which you can read at this link.

Now, to explain Obama’s policy in detail.

When Obama was president, the Federal Aviation Administration stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were white males.

At the same time, the FAA also stopped giving preference to applicants who were military veterans with aviation experience.

Under the new system, applicants were asked how many different high school sports they had participated in.

In 2014, the Wall St. Journal reported:

For years, aspiring air-traffic controllers in the U.S. have enrolled in schools selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to offer special courses that could smooth the way for a job at the agency.

But at the end of December, the FAA abruptly ended that special status for the 36 participating colleges and universities…

… some critics suspect it is intended partly to increase the share of minorities and women among controllers, who are now 83% male and white…

Some school officials say their controller enrollment already has fallen off because of the FAA change.

The FAA’s new stance “just doesn’t make sense,” said Douglas Williams, aviation-program director at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md… “They’re not getting the best-qualified applicants this way,” he said.

Students who have studied for the controller degrees fear they wasted time and money. Navy veteran Oscar Vega recently completed the two-year air-traffic program at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. He said he passed the FAA controller aptitude test last year, so he was shocked when, in February, he failed the biographical assessment.

“They say you can take it again,” said the 28-year-old. “But it’s not a test you can study for. And we don’t know why we failed because we don’t get any feedback.”

The schools estimate that more than 3,000 graduates have been removed from the FAA’s hiring pool because of the new policy.

In 2014, the Chicago Tribune reported:

More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience…

The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward… attracting more minorities and women to the nation’s largely white and male controller work force

For almost the last 25 years, until the off-the-street hiring process was implemented in February, the FAA recruited controllers heavily from among military veterans possessing aviation experience and from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S.

A sample version of the new test includes the following question:

21. The number of different high school sports I participated in was:

A- 4 or more

B- 3

C- 2

D- 1

E- didn’t play sports

Trump has now been president for more than a year, and this policy remains in place.

Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers based on race instead of merit!

 

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June 6, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Dumbing down, Education, Politics, Racism. Leave a comment.

John Stossel exposes corrupt politicians in Edgewater, New Jersey

In Edgewater, New Jersey, developer #1 owns land and wants to build apartments.

Developer #2 has apparently bribed the local government to deny developer #1 permission to build the apartments.

John Stossel asks the mayor and members of city council if they are on the take from developer #2, but their lawyer advises them not to answer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99IeGqIIHj4

June 6, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

If Eric Schneiderman really is guilty, then why did his victims go back to him “repeatedly,” “often,” and “frequently”?

Disclaimer: I am a person who believes that women have free will. Some of the following statements by me may seem controversial, but I am operating under the assumption that women have free will.

The recent New Yorker article on Eric Schneiderman’s alleged abuse of four women states:

“They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.”

If these intelligent, strong willed, college educated women with high paying jobs and expensive apartments in Manhattan continued to go to bed with Schneiderman “repeatedly,” “often,” and “frequently,” after the first time that he allegedly hit them, I’m having trouble understanding how any of this was “never with their consent.”

None of these women have accused Schneiderman of kidnapping them.

I think each of these woman did the following cost-benefit analysis in her head:

“On the one hand, this guy is a physically abusive scumbag, and I should probably stop going to bed with him.”

“On the other hand, he is famous and wealthy, and he has a lot of influence and social status. So I should continue going to bed with him.”

So it seems to me that these women looked at their options, and they apparently decided that continuing to go to bed with him was a good idea.

It seems to me that if we are to view these women as victims, then we are essentially saying that they do not have free will. And that is not something that I am willing to accept.

You can get mad at me if you want. You can hate me if you want. But I still maintain my belief that women have free will.

If anyone disagrees with me on this, please explain why in the comment section.

 

May 14, 2018. Tags: . Politics. 4 comments.

Poll: Can you tell which one of these two women is Chelsea Clinton, and which one is Rebecca Hubbell?

One of the two women pictured below is Chelsea Clinton. The other one is Rebecca Hubbell, daughter of Webster Hubble, who was Hillary Clinton’s law partner in the late 1970s. Chelsea was born in 1980. I’m not sure which picture is Chelsea and which is Rebecca. (I got the image from https://i.imgur.com/ouVbBvy.jpg )


April 27, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Polls. 3 comments.

It’s time to see if Democrats are serious about their alleged support for campaign finance laws

We always hear Democrats talking about how they want to pass new campaign finance laws.

So I’m curious to see if these same Democrats will want to enforce the campaign finance laws that are already on the books.

Hillary Clinton committed $84 million in campaign finance law violations. So far, not a angle Democrat has called for her to be prosecuted.

By comparison, the Obama administration sent Dinesh D’Souza (who had previously made an anti-Obama film) to prison for a $20,000 campaign finance law violation. D’Souza did indeed break the law, and the law did indeed call for such a prison term. He was not innocent. He really was guilty.

Clinton’s campaign finance law violation is far bigger than D’Souza’s. In fact, it’s the biggest campaign finance law violation of all time.

Will Democrats call for Clinton to be prosecuted? Or is their claimed support for campaign finance laws just an act of virtue signaling?

April 20, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Hillary Clinton is still seriously ill

This is new footage of Hillary Clinton in India. When she falls for the second time, she has two people supporting her, and yet she still can’t stay up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbp3yne4h_4

This footage from June 2016 shows her possibly having a seizure. After the alleged seizure, she seems to deliberately have a second one to try to cover up the real one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtU5nMbEsQ4

In this footage from September 2016, some people say she “fainted,” while others claim she was fully conscious, but the nerves that send signals from her brain to her muscles were not working properly. Her body seems rigid, not at all like someone who has fainted. The secret service agents don’t seem surprised by this – it seems as if they were accustomed to it happening. Clinton herself said she had seasonal allergies, but later said it was pneumonia, but then an hour later she went to play with her grandchildren, which no one who truly had pneumonia would ever do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnbDZXoA78k

And then two hours later, in this video, she looked completely “recovered” from “pneumonia,” which is not possible. So it wasn’t really pneumonia that caused her to collapse. It was something else – possibly a neurological disorder.

Also, some people have said the blue lenses on her glasses are anti-seizure lenses.

And no one who truly has “pneumonia” would play with their grandchildren.

Skip to 0:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kTVmbDUNW8

 

 

March 13, 2018. Tags: , . Politics. 1 comment.

The Maduro diet: How most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, plus another 24 pounds in 2017

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March 10, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Food, Military, Police state, Politics, Social justice warriors, Venezuela, War against achievement. 1 comment.

Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 43 pounds in two years

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February 23, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Food, Military, Police state, Politics, Social justice warriors, Venezuela, War against achievement. Leave a comment.

Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.

However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.

A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.

And this is a federal ruling, so it applies to the entire country.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/nyregion/5pointz-graffiti-jury.html

Brooklyn Jury Finds 5Pointz Developer Illegally Destroyed Graffiti

November 7, 2017

Ending a trial that explored the question of whether graffiti, despite its transient nature, should be recognized as art, a jury found on Tuesday that a New York City real estate developer broke the law when he tore down the so-called 5Pointz complex in Queens three years ago. Along with the buildings nearly 50 swirling, colorful murals that had been spray-painted on its walls were lost.

The finding by the jury, in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, will serve as a recommendation to the judge who presided over the case and who will render a final verdict.

For the better part of 20 years, 5Pointz, a complex of buildings in Long Island City, was a New York rarity: an aesthetic collaboration between the developer, Jerry Wolkoff, and a scrappy crew of graffiti artists that not only became an offbeat tourist destination, but also helped transform the neighborhood into a thriving residential enclave. Though it eventually became what a lawyer for the artists called the “world’s largest open-air aerosol museum,” its existence was always predicated on Mr. Wolkoff tearing it down and turning the buildings into luxury apartments, which he ultimately did in 2014.

When the artists learned about the demolition, they filed suit against Mr. Wolkoff in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, accusing him of violating the Visual Artists Rights Act, which has been used to protect public art of “recognized stature” created on someone else’s property. During the trial, the artists’ lawyer, Eric Baum, claimed that Mr. Wolkoff had failed to give his clients the proper 90-day notice before he destroyed their work by sending in a team of workers one night to cover it in a coat of white paint.

Mr. Wolkoff’s lawyer, David Ebert, had argued at the trial that V.A.R.A. was irrelevant in the case because it was intended to protect art, not his client’s building. Mr. Ebert also maintained that the 21 artists who had joined the suit had known for years that 5Pointz would eventually come down and contended that they had destroyed more graffiti themselves by constantly changing their paintings than Mr. Wolkoff had in demolishing the structures. In the last decade or so, Mr. Ebert said, about 11,000 murals had come and gone on the walls of the complex.

Even though the jury rendered its decision after hearing three weeks of testimony, near the end of the trial both Mr. Baum and Mr. Ebert agreed that Judge Frederic Block, who presided over the case, should take its verdict only as a recommendation. Judge Block has asked both sides to submit court papers in the coming weeks about the validity of the verdict, at which point he will issue a final decision and, if warranted, force Mr. Wolkoff to pay the artists damages.

Despite this legal quirk, Mr. Baum claimed victory on Tuesday night. “The jury sided strongly with the rights of the artists,” he said. “This is a clear message from the people that the whitewashing of the buildings by its owner was a clear and willful act.”

Mr. Ebert declined to comment on the case.

November 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Art and sculpture, Dumb lawsuits, Politics. 4 comments.

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-downgrades-from-felony-to-1507331544-htmlstory.html

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

October 6, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.
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October 7, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Here’s my author page at amazon, which lists all of my books

Here’s my author page at amazon, which lists all of my books:

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B075VP9SY7

 

September 26, 2017. Tags: , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz “likes” hardcore pornography video on Twitter

As long as they’re all consenting adults, I’ve got no objection to Ted Cruz watching pornography.

That being said, Cruz might want to consider switching political parties.

The New York Daily News just reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz likes porn video on Twitter

September 12, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz has been busy on Twitter.

The Republican lawmaker from Texas was among more than 400 accounts that liked a two-minute-long porno from @SexuallPosts on the social media site.

Lewd footage of the actors — two women and a man — briefly appeared on Cruz’s feed of liked tweets for no particular reason early Tuesday. It vanished from his page just before 1:30 a.m.

It’s unclear when the married father of two personally liked the tweet or if a staffer using his account did the deed.

Although Twitter prohibits pornography from its platform, that did not stop the failed presidential candidate’s personal account from liking the video.

 

September 12, 2017. Tags: , . Politics. 4 comments.

Poll: Did Michelle Obama set back feminism when she told a job interviewer that her husband was running for U.S. Senate?

I recently came across this Michelle Obama quote from Parade magazine:

I took my last job [before my husband entered the White House] because of my boss’s reaction to my family situation. I didn’t have a babysitter, so I took Sasha right in there with me in her crib and her rocker. I was still nursing, so I was wearing my nursing shirt. I told my boss, “This is what I have: two small kids. My husband is running for the U.S. Senate. I will not work part time. I need flexibility. I need a good salary. I need to be able to afford babysitting. And if you can do all that, and you’re willing to be flexible with me because I will get the job done, I can work hard on a flexible schedule.” I was very clear. And he said yes to everything.

Did Michelle Obama set back feminism when she told a job interviewer that her husband was running for U.S. Senate?

 

September 10, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Polls. 1 comment.

Hypocrite liberals require audience members to show “racist” photo ID to see “Hamilton”

Liberals are always saying that it’s “racist” whenever Republicans want to require voters to show photo ID.

However, as I show below, there are plenty of examples where liberals themselves require “racist” photo ID.
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August 11, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 1 comment.

I just added items #1,343 through #1,366 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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August 9, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

A woman who was raised by Nigerian immigrants explains why so many American blacks live in poverty

This is the best commentary on black poverty that I have heard or read in my life.

The speaker in this video is a child of Nigerian immigrants.

She spends the entire seven minutes saying one politically incorrect thing after another.

Her basic point is that black poverty is caused by bad behavior, not by racism.

And she cites numerous statistics to back this up.

For example, she points out that Nigerian-Americans have higher average incomes than whites, and she attributes this to their behavior, including strong commitments to marriage, education, and obeying the law.

She says that if Black Lives Matter truly cared about black people, it would tell them to stop having babies out of wedlock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4SVUlNfMY

August 3, 2017. Tags: , , , . Black lives matter, Economics, Politics, Racism. 1 comment.

Amazon took down my Obama book and did not tell me why (Update: the book is now available)

Amazon took down my Obama book and did not tell me why.

Before the book was removed, I had added some search terms that were the titles and authors of other political books, because I thought people who searched for those other political books might like to read my book. Afterward, I received en email saying that these new search terms had been approved, and that my book was available.

However, quite a few days later, I received another email email saying that those new search terms were in violation of their policy, and that if I did not remove them within 72 hours, the book would be taken down. I immediately removed those search terms. And they even sent me another email saying that my changes had been approved, and that the book was available. But then a few days later, they took the book down anyway.

When they took the book down, they never explained why. I have since contacted them requesting an explanation, but the person who wrote back said they are sending my question to someone else who is better equipped to answer. I am still awaiting their reply.

Here is the dead link:

amazon.com/dp/B01E4U36NE

And here is the internet archive of the same link:

https://web.archive.org/web/20170212170528/https://www.amazon.com/examples-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-ebook/dp/B01E4U36NE

Update: amazon sent me an email which said my book will be available within 24 hours. However, they have still not explained why they took it down in the first place.

Update: the book is now available. But they still haven’t told me why they removed it.

August 2, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Books, Media bias, Politics. 6 comments.

Yet another update on the House Democrats who knowingly allowed Muslim spies to commit crimes because the Democrats did not want to be accused of “Islamophobia”

First, some background information.
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July 26, 2017. Tags: , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

After Kat Von D held a beauty contest, she retroactively changed the rules because the original winner turned out to be a Trump supporter

A person named Kat Von D recently held a beauty contest.

The winner was a makeup artist from Wichita, Kansas named Gypsy Freeman.

As the winner, Freeman had been promised two airline tickets to Los Angeles to attend the launch party for a new Von D makeup line, as well as a $500 gift card to Sephora.

However,  Freeman’s victory was later revoked when Von D found out that Freeman had praised Donald Trump on her Instagram page.
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July 23, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Donald Trump, Politics. Leave a comment.

After 28 hours, Delta Air Line’s only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her prepaid seat is “I don’t know”

When you buy an airline ticket, you are entering into a contract which allows the airline to make you give up your seat.

However, if and when the airline does make you give up your seat, it is supposed to offer a reasonable explanation.
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July 17, 2017. Tags: , , . Politics. 1 comment.

My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” is to remind you of these bogus doomsayer predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970

On July 9, 2017, New York Magazine published this article, which is called, “The Uninhabitable Earth.”

On July 14, 2017 – just five days later – New York Magazine said that the article

“… is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history.”

My response to this article is to remind you of the following bogus doomsayer predictions that were made during the first Earth Day in 1970:

* Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for the first Earth Day, wrote, “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”

* Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, stated, “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

* Peter Gunter, a professor at North Texas State University, stated, “… by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions… By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

* Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, predicted that between 1980 and 1989, 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would starve to death.

* Life Magazine wrote, “… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”

* Ecologist Kenneth Watt stated, “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

* Watt also stated, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil.”

Real scientists learn form their mistakes, and from the mistakes of others.

However, the environmental doomsayers who have been making these bogus predictions for many decades have expressed absolutely zero interest in learning why these predictions of the past failed to come true.

Instead, these doomsayers pretend that these failed predictions were never made, in the hopes that their current audience has either forgotten about them, or was never even aware of them in the first place.

Whatever happened to the scientific method?

Whatever happened to a willingness to admit to being wrong?

Whatever happened to the desire to learn from one’s mistakes, as well as from the mistakes of others?

For the scientifically illiterates out there who don’t know that carbon dioxide is the bottom of the food chain, here is an article form NASA called “Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds.”

Also, back when the dinosaurs were alive, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were five times as high as they are today, and global temperatures were so high that there were no polar ice caps. But the earth was not “uninhabitable.” It was actually the exact opposite, which is why it was home to the biggest land animals that the planet has ever had.

I wrote this blog entry, which is called “The world’s supply of resources is getting bigger, not smaller.” It includes links to verify its claims.

I also made this video, which is called “Hitler gets mad at Al Gore’s global warming hypocrisy.” The video’s description contains links to verify its claims:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfr37Xn9IL8

 

July 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Overpopulation, Politics, Science. 1 comment.

Republican National Committee falsely says “delivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call”

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ringless-spam-voicemails-became-partisan-issue-194125213.html

How ringless spam voicemails became a partisan issue

June 29, 2017

If there’s anything good about ringless voicemails, it’s the fact that they bring people together. These voicemails that simply appear on your phone seem to invite universal hatred.

Indeed, the FCC has gotten almost 2,800 complaints about ringless voicemails in June alone. Among the complaints: lost business due to spam clogging the mailbox, added data costs from checking messages, mailboxes flooded to capacity unable to receive messages from family.

“My phone — bought and paid for by me — exists for my convenience, and not to provide a portal into my life for unsolicited contacts of any nature,” said one Georgian to the FCC.

The robocall war has been hard enough to fight with the support of the FCC. (Recently, the FCC scored a win in this war, slapping a $120 million fine on a robocaller after TripAdvisor tracked down the culprit.) And now ringless voicemails have become the latest battleground for telephone annoyance since the FCC was asked in late March to consider exempting ringless voicemails from its do-not-call rules by a marketing company called All About the Message, LLC. (The Do Not Call Registry provides telemarketers with a list of numbers it’s illegal to dial.)

Perhaps unexpectedly, however, the ringless voicemail debate suddenly became a partisan issue.

Ringless voicemails go viral

On May 18, the Republican National Committee got involved, filing comments with the FCC in support of All About the Message saying the “delivery of a voice message directly to a voicemail box does not constitute a call,” and is not subject to telephone consumer protection rules. RNC chief counsel John R. Phillippe, Jr. wrote that a contrary ruling “would have serious consequences for the First Amendment rights of those engaged in political communication via telephone.”
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July 15, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Video: CNN political commentator Van Jones: “The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger”

Oh my.

Yesterday, we found out about a hidden camera video recording which showed CNN Producer John Bonifield saying that:

1) There is no real proof for CNN’s claims about the association between Donald Trump and Russia.

2) CNN told these lies about Trump and Russia for the ratings.

3) CNN is engaging in a “witch hunt” against Trump.

Here’s that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE

Today, we have a different hidden camera video recording. This one shows CNN political commentator Van Jones saying:

“The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger.”

Van Jones, as you may recall, was President Obama’s green czar. He resigned in September 2009, after it was reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Here’s the new Van Jones video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2G360HrSAs

 

June 28, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Media bias, Politics. 1 comment.

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-and-jane-sanders-under-fbi-investigation-for-bank-fraud-hire-lawyers/

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

June 23, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

Burlington attorney and Sanders supporter Rich Cassidy has reportedly been hired to represent Sen. Sanders. And high-profile Washington defense attorney Larry Robbins, who counseled I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is protecting Jane Sanders.

Ms. Sanders’ push for the liberal arts college’s costly land acquisition was cited in a press release by the college when it shut down in 2016.

Brady Toensing of Burlington, the man responsible for the claims filed to the U.S. attorney for Vermont, was a chairman for the Trump campaign in his state.

“I filed a request for an investigation in January 2016 and an investigation appears to have been started right away,” he said in an email to CBS News. “It was started under President Obama, his Attorney General, and his U.S. Attorney, all of whom are Democrats.”

“My only hope is for a fair, impartial, and thorough investigation,” Toensing added.

Weaver told CBS News that Toensing’s claim that Sen. Sanders used his influence to lobby for the loan is a “political charge” that is “baseless” and “false.”

And as for the claim that Ms. Sanders manipulated the loan application, Weaver said, “The loan was approved by the financial board at the college.”

Sen. Sanders, formerly mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, regards the claims as a political game levied against him after his run for president in the 2016 primary election, a platform which has transformed the small-state senator into an influential voice in American liberal politics.

June 26, 2017. Tags: , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Nature: “Continued U.S. membership in the Paris Agreement on Climate would be symbolic and have no effect on U.S. emissions.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3309.epdf?shared_access_token=by1S4GXzN-UCvp5a0p4J5dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MMaWb67ZuNosbRzMzZvfYDoC67OPvXIleME-qWdTTGP4rMIIsfv3m60DsuCVkktBakKVcErllhnGnTZcfCSrHJ-7hYUuMRcH75sS0h9TSg2sEgq30QnQ_t1-z_2ptZOQE%3D

May 22, 2017

Continued U.S. membership in the Paris Agreement on Climate would be symbolic and have no effect on U.S. emissions.

 

June 3, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Environmentalism, Politics. Leave a comment.

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