Saturday, May 23, 2015
One the more alarming claims about global warming is that is will cause a change in ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream.
In Norwegian media this week, professor and oceanographer Kjell Arild Orvik at Geophysical Institute , University of Bergen, confirmed their results of 20 years of measurements of the Gulf Stream. The observations have taken place outside Måløy at the west-coast of Norway, were the speed, force, and temperature have been measured every hour since 24th April 1995.
On the science web site Forskning.no he states :
What we see is that the stream is lively in the sense that it varies both seasonally and from year to year. But when observing it over 20 years, it shows long-term stability.
In the national newspaper “VG”, he emphasizes the importance of long-term observations and explains : – During the first 10 years we saw an increase in the temperature of one degree Celsius. But, during the following ten years, the temperatures dropped again and are now back to the 1995-level. This confirms the long-term variations in the Gulf Stream.... ◼ KEEP READING
State Dept: We're not reevaluating Iraq strategy. Fedup Journalist: How do losses 'fit into the U.S. strategy?'
State Dept: We're not reevaluating Iraq strategy. Fedup Journo: How do losses 'fit into the U.S. strategy?' http://t.co/lsEnEAaUl4— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2015
"So you're not degrading to the extent where [Islamic State] can't launch major offensives to retake an important strategic city?" challenged a reporter at the State Department briefing Thursday, as spokesperson Marie Harf repeatedly asserted that the current strategy to "degrade and defeat" the Islamic State is working, and that there's "no formal strategy review" taking place.
For the first 12 minutes of the briefing, Harf answered questions on the loss of the cities of Ramadi in Iraq, and Palmyra in Syria, by saying that the U.S. has cut off the Islamic State's "main source of funding" and that "we're taking fighters off the battlefield every single day. That's having an impact."
That's when a reporter decided to push back hard against her narrative.
"Was the strategy [in Iraq] wrong, though, that you lost the strategically significant town of Ramadi?" he asked. "I mean, it's given you a huge public relations disaster, and it's also deflated many people because they don't think you are actually on top of the war against ISIL. It has given them a massive boost, and may actually help with the recruitment."
"Who is 'them'? Who are you [referring to]— ... who has it deflated?"
"I think we both understand I'm talking about ISIL," answered the exasperated reporter. "It's not just random men."
"Who has it deflated? I guess I'm trying to – pundits, or who?" asked Harf....
Judiciary Committee to State Dept: Your handling of Clinton emails 'troubling' http://t.co/8h3nra0rMW— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2015
8 SHOCKING things we learned from Hillary Clinton emails http://t.co/Y2DqDBYZ4w— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2015
The highly selective trove of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department Friday revealed both the seemingly strong influence Sidney Blumenthal wielded over the secretary of state and the preoccupation with media coverage exhibited by her closest aides.
If the 296 published emails are to be considered a complete collection, they would suggest Clinton relied almost exclusively on an aide that had been banned from the State Department, Blumenthal, to provide her intelligence on a country at war.
The emails show that Clinton's staffers often circulated and debated press clippings amongst themselves and occasionally discussed how to respond to certain media criticisms.
They also provide a narrow glimpse of how the State Department's top ranks operated in the weeks before and after the greatest crisis of Clinton's tenure.
What the State Department didn't want you to see in Clinton's emails http://t.co/IbTm7Blhrm— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2015
A batch of 296 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server provide a narrow glimpse of the internal deliberations that took place within the State Department's top ranks in the wake of a 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Key aides, including Cheryl Mills, Philippe Reines, Jake Sullivan, Caroline Adler, Thomas Nides and Patrick Kennedy, discussed at length strategies for dealing with the fallout from the death of four Americans in the media firestorm that followed.
One email shows Sullivan and Clinton discussed a Clinton Global Initiative speech just 11 days after the Benghazi terror attack.
Some information was redacted from the records the State Department released Friday that had appeared in the emails the New York Times produced just one day earlier.
◼ State Dept. releases Clinton Benghazi emails: Not only are these Hillary emails dropping on Friday before Memorial Day weekend, but the format makes it incredibly slow to read them. - earlier post.
If Hillary never had classified emails on her server, why do they need to be redacted?— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Friday http://t.co/Deir6TRK14— Washington Examiner (@washexaminer) May 22, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a rotten day with the press Friday, and that was true even before reporters erupted in a feeding frenzy after the State Department released about 300 of her emails from when she served as secretary of state.
When it comes to the ongoing negative coverage for Clinton, it all starts with her unwillingness to speak with reporters. This Friday, it was particularly brutal.
Campaign events with Clinton are "staged" and her staffers will only admit supporters who are "pre-selected" and "pre-screened," Associated Press reporter Julie Pace said Friday, reiterating a media complaint that is growing louder by the week.
Unsurprisingly, being tightlipped with reporters has not gone over well with newsrooms, but there are other issues that are starting to rub the press the wrong way.
Boston Herald front page -- May 23, 2015 pic.twitter.com/1A5VUuu7by— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) May 23, 2015
“Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Rubio Matchup Unnerves Democrats” http://t.co/zAiDjNAVZi— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 22, 2015
This is pretty much the ideal sort of headline for Rubio in the primaries. pic.twitter.com/iRVZRz6D0L— Taniel (@Taniel) May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
NSA WINDS DOWN PHONE SPYING http://t.co/lOO1FsEDLA— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 23, 2015
The Senate has refused to reauthorize bulk data collection. I am proud to have stood up for the Bill of Rights. But our fight is not over— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 23, 2015
The Senate will return one week from Sunday. With your help we can end illegal NSA spying once and for all.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 23, 2015
So Rand (and Liberty) win the night. The Statists will try again May 31 for a Sunday Showdown. #StandwithRand— Garrett Humbertson (@G_Humbertson) May 23, 2015
This is extraordinary. Paul vs. McConnell. Paul repeatedly rejecting NSA extensions, though he’s getting help.— Ian Swanson (@iswanTheHill) May 23, 2015
Harry Reid says senators on west coast “can’t get” to Capitol Hill 5pm next Sunday. pic.twitter.com/lVCMhOCPzF— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 23, 2015
@RandPaul PLEASE don't back down. The PATRIOT Act needs to come to an end.— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) May 23, 2015
93% of Americans feel it’s important to be in control of who can get their personal information. Are you one of them? pic.twitter.com/Y8kxUr2bnS— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) May 22, 2015
Sen Rand Paul puts Senate into quotum call. Must get unanimous consent to come out of quorum call unless it's a LIVE quorum call.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 23, 2015
‘Tonight My Filibuster Continues’: Rand Paul to Take Another Stand Against ‘Illegal NSA Spying’ http://t.co/9XSJJsOXNC— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) May 23, 2015
We need a President that defends the entire Bill of Rights for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/wQAgkEZnhu— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 22, 2015
The Bill of Rights is worth losing sleep over. RETWEET if you agree.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 23, 2015
Edward Snowden Says Rand Paul is Speaking for 'Majority of Americans' on Patriot Act Reauthorization http://t.co/VLySzHs5j4— IJReview (@ijreview) May 22, 2015
Tonight at 1 AM I will vote against NSA bulk collection of phone records. #StandWithRand— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 23, 2015
New York Times Endorses Rand Paul's "Takedown of the Patriot Act" http://t.co/80Cp9kKVcj— reason (@reason) May 22, 2015
Matt Drudge: Disrespect for voters is staggering. Boehner will not make public 'most important' trade deal in history? Hides behind 'classified' status..
Disrespect for voters is staggering. Boehner will not make public 'most important' trade deal in history? Hides behind 'classified' status..— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 23, 2015
It's the Night of The Republican Suicide... Memorial Day weekend takes on new meaning...— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 23, 2015
It's the Night of The Republican Suicide... Memorial Day weekend takes on new meaning...
BOEHNER claims trade bill support from 'farmers, manufacturers, small business owners'... HOW?? They have not read it pic.twitter.com/t1qVrchCFm— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 23, 2015
Boehner Praises Obamatrade Bill Passage...— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 23, 2015
Obama hails Senate passage of fast-track trade package: http://t.co/7dnemjZ9X6 pic.twitter.com/2n4R88Nxs6— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2015
Senate approves Obama trade bill, sending fast-track to House: http://t.co/oifOWWelSq pic.twitter.com/dJBqjXxX2u— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2015
House, its up to you now. ** BREAKING: Senate Approves Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill - Breitbart http://t.co/aDgAgjL9Lx via @BreitbartNews— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) May 23, 2015
Boehner calls trade bill "a no-brainer" but will require Democratic votes to pass in the House http://t.co/raVeK6UkVn— Roll Call (@rollcall) May 23, 2015
My position is clear: today's fast-track vote was a vote against American jobs. The House must act and say no to #TPP.— Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) May 23, 2015
Photos taken while the ship came ashore depict a chilling scene as the refugees reach out and wait to be pulled from their cramped sailing quarters.
“There are 208 people onboard the vessel, of them 10 is the age of about 14 years and the remaining are aged between 30 and 40,” government spokesman Ye Htut posted on his Facebook page. “They are from Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and north of Dhaka. They are altogether 219 people including nine crew members and two Bengalis interpreters.”
The “floating coffin” was discovered after Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief announced that some migrants landing in Malaysia and Indonesia were likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to receive U.N. assistance and were likely from Bangladesh.
But according to the United Nations, tiny vessels such as these are being filled to the brim with weak, hungry and dehydrated migrants — who are attempting to reach Indonesia and Malaysia. Countless numbers of people have been fleeing persecution recently in the Southwest Asian countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh, citing apartheid-like conditions.
Not only are these Hillary emails dropping on Friday before Memorial Day weekend, but the format makes it incredibly slow to read them.
In a sane America, with what we've learned recently, Hillary Clinton would be considered a flight risk, not a presidential candidate.— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 22, 2015
Today, at approximately 12:30pm, @StateDept will make publicly available online 296 emails from former Secretary Clinton’s email account.— Department of State (@StateDept) May 22, 2015
DOC DUMP: Clinton Got Now-Classified Benghazi Info on Private Email... http://t.co/HcnzhKmjRo— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 22, 2015
So many Benghazi documents: http://t.co/2oQXAIYxZi— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) May 22, 2015
Wait. If this is redacted, that means the information in it is classified, yes? https://t.co/iJWblBr08Y— RB (@RBPundit) May 22, 2015
Not only are these Hillary emails dropping on Friday before Memorial Day weekend, but the format makes it incredibly slow to read them.— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) May 22, 2015
We spy Sidney Blumenthal's name pic.twitter.com/VVVaW5tWKQ— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 22, 2015
'Sid Blumenthal is just an “old friend” who sent her emails about Libya, where he had business dealings' http://t.co/0v3qfEoLhP— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 22, 2015
CLINTON GOT NOW-CLASSIFIED BENGHAZI INFO ON PRIVATE EMAIL http://t.co/74CEC7uNlb— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) May 22, 2015
Another hrod17 e-mail, too. https://t.co/mUoXXPPeSW— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 22, 2015
3 days after Benghazi attack. https://t.co/7EX8kfmGde— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) May 22, 2015
On 9/12/12, Hillary sends link on "Meet the Right-Wing Extremist Behind the Anti-Muslim Film" pic.twitter.com/cKYuaSg8ro— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) May 22, 2015
Senior Clinton staffer: Susan Rice "did make clear our view that this started spontaneously and then evolved" pic.twitter.com/vZUWslUVtA— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 22, 2015
@EdMorrissey Also note Clinton definition of "is" means there was no classified info on her sever at the time she said that. "Is" not "was".— John Taznar (@Taznari) May 22, 2015
Could everyone stop loading http://t.co/XQCz3mIVjh so I can go read Hillary emails? Thanks.— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 22, 2015
@EdMorrissey You missed the Clinton-speak, she said she didn't SEND any classified info. She was careful not to say she didn't receive any.— John Taznar (@Taznari) May 22, 2015
Fantastic piece by @michellemalkin on Obama's efforts to radically transform America's patent system
Clinton likely did not know when she requested a copy of the movie — in a 6 a.m. email to Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, two of her top aides — that her Libyan legacy was about to go south.
◼ On Day Of Benghazi Attack, Hillary Sent Email Requesting Copy Of Libya Documentary She Starred In - Chuck Ross/Daily Callerµ
But she wasn’t thinking about “The Innocence of Muslims,” the short YouTube film that the Obama administration erroneously blamed for the Benghazi attack. Instead, Clinton sought a copy of “The Oath of Tobruk,” a documentary about the Libyan civil war directed by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and brought to America by her friend, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Clinton emails reveal slain ambassador considered leaving Libya http://t.co/pnxq45AQ27— Gordon (@cmegalodon69) May 22, 2015
Russert: Obama camp told me re: Clinton Foundation scandals 'this is what you get when you get Bill and Hillary' http://t.co/e85P1aLiIS— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 22, 2015
The U.S. watched as rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, and missiles flowed from Benghazi to Syrian ports where they would become part of the Islamic State's arsenal of weapons, a Defense Intelligence Agency memo reveals.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied any knowledge of this when Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky asked her about it during a Benghazi hearing in January 2013. Think Progress said Paul's questions were "pushing a conspiracy theory."
Clinton Foundation received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments http://t.co/frxMdPjLt6— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 21, 2015
Clinton Foundation: We Just Found Another $26 Million We Forgot About http://t.co/d0pN7ffKPc— Daniel Greenfield (@Sultanknish) May 22, 2015
Hillary Was Pushing For Tax Breaks To Benefit Clinton Library Donors: The AP revealed a new… http://t.co/y0jTFFyrBO— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Who got it wrong in last week’s British election? The pollsters did, consistently concluding it was too close to call. The news media did—both there and here— by dutifully repeating the same message and predicting it would result in a shaky coalition of parties. Labour got it wrong by promising to take the United Kingdom backward. Only the Conservatives got it right: they won an outright majority of seats in the House of Commons.
Now, Prime Minister David Cameron has another five-year mandate, having promised “renewal” after a period of austerity. In the campaign he promised he would appoint women to a third of the cabinet, and he has. The cabinet has several members who will provide a strong talent bench for the future.
Meanwhile, the Conservatives’ coalition partner, the Liberal Democrats, were reduced to a shadow of their former representation in Parliament and their leader resigned. So did Ed Milliband, the leader of the Labour Party.
Labour’s one piece of business now is to find someone who will take his place and replace his yesteryear message with something more closely reassembling the years of Tony Blair: pro-business, and pro-growth.
One astute observer, a veteran of both British politics and government, pointed out the polls got it wrong because they did not separate “haven’t decided” voters from “I don’t know” ones (a different breed). He said, “The ‘haven’t decideds’ had decided a long time ago, but were not saying so because they were either disaffected Tories who had been flirting with the United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) or left-center people who had written off Ed Milliband. They did not want to be bestirred by canvassers.”
Having incorrectly predicted the election outcome, the news media then stroked their collective chins and wrote that Cameron might well be the last prime minister of a United Kingdom. Why? Two reasons: the muscular victory in Scotland for the Scottish National Party and the possibility that a promised plebiscite on membership in the European Union might result in the country’s withdrawal from it.
As to the first, much was made of the SNP’s performance, sweeping 56 of 59 Scottish seats in the House of Commons—at the expense of Labour which had a firm grip on them for years. (The Conservatives held on to their one seat, and their member has been named Secretary of State for Scottish Affairs.).
Without a moment’s reflection, the media concluded that the SNP would demand more autonomy for Scotland and, if they did not get it, would mount another referendum to secede. Forgotten was the fact that they mounted a huge campaign for independence last year and were defeated by Scottish voters, 55-45 percent.
Also, close observers note, most of the new MPs from Scotland have no idea of how House of Commons procedures work and will have to learn them. Their delegation makes up only eight percent of the total membership of Commons. They will be treated fairly by the leadership, but without deference. And, once they are assigned to bill committees and select committees, they will have their hands full grappling with procedural details. Like elections here, what looks to be a rosy election aftermath is more likely to be a chastening experience. Don’t look for another Scottish independence referendum any time soon.
As for the EU plebiscite, Cameron has long promised it midway through a new term, with plenty of time in between to negotiate reforms in the UK’s arrangements with the organization. UKIP was founded on the idea of withdrawal from the EU. That party is still alive, but gasping for breath.
Note to the news media: Don’t underestimate Cameron again.
Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”
Nevada was already a toss-up seat for 2016, but with Harry Reid retiring, the race will be more competitive than ever.
Will the Reid machine sputter without Harry at the throttle? http://t.co/5L4PCPTH5U— RJ Politics (@RJpolitics) March 28, 2015
ISIS sacks cities, brutalizes enemies. Obama babbles about global warming. The stark contrast in willpower is clear.
9 mos. after Obama declared kinetic-something-or-other, ISIS sprawls across half of Syria & is 80 miles from Baghdad. http://t.co/pgtUZN2e7p— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 21, 2015
UNESCO says Palmyra "belongs to the whole of humanity." Unfortunately, the whole of humanity wasn't defending it. http://t.co/pgtUZN2e7p— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 21, 2015
“No, I don’t think we’re losing,” says Obama on ISIS. "There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback.” http://t.co/hZkOAX7OHw— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 21, 2015
Small window opens on Hillary’s emails, and the view isn’t good https://t.co/EUN7CMzf08— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) May 21, 2015
How did Blumenthal, notorious Clinton era political attack dog, suddenly turn into an alleged Libya policy expert? http://t.co/NcguPK9sJo— National Review (@NRO) May 21, 2015
@RBPundit Politico story this morning acknowledged deleted emails, under "Republicans say" and no mention of them being under subpoena.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 21, 2015
State Gets Paper Copies of Hillary's Emails; Is She Hiding Damning Info in Digital Originals? http://t.co/8h329NnWgu— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 22, 2015
Fake Rape: Posters are appearing around Columbia's campus calling Emma Sulkowicz a "pretty little liar."
It's not a conservative or a liberal thing. It's a justice thing. Don't accuse people of sumthing they didn't do! Didn't yo mama teach you?— Fake Rape (@fakerape) May 20, 2015
Columbia at the cathedral. pic.twitter.com/F3bVTKvTdS— Fake Rape (@fakerape) May 20, 2015
Read this complaint by guy accused by Columbia "mattress girl;"then pick your jaw up off the ground. https://t.co/3bj44lmZ1z— Kay Hymowitz (@KayHymowitz) April 26, 2015
◼ The Complaint
POLITICO: Clinton Foundation's records on the wealthy Chicago donor hosting Hillary Clinton Wednesday don’t add up: http://t.co/DT33WzGnxb— Peter Schweizer (@peterschweizer) May 21, 2015
Fox News Channel will limit the first 2016 Republican presidential debate to candidates who place in the top 10 of an average of the five most recent national polls, the cable network said on Wednesday.
The limit will encourage the party’s second-tier candidates to improve their standing ahead of the Aug. 6 debate. Fox hasn’t decided which polls it will use. The network may invite more than 10 candidates, should there be a tie for 10th place.
The rule could exclude as many as eight candidates. Already the party’s long-shot candidates have begun jockeying for inclusion in officially sanctioned debates.
First Republican debate might exclude Carly Fiorina – the only woman in the field – because her poll numbers are t... http://t.co/yL1iyaC5MM— Tabitha Bliss (@BlissTabitha) May 21, 2015
Ben Carson comes to Carly Fiorina's defense on GOP debate participation http://t.co/EC255E2as4— Chris (@Chris_1791) May 16, 2015
Which GOP candidates are most likely to be excluded from the 2016 primary debates? http://t.co/QSwnfyghUL— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 21, 2015
Average of 5 polls--Fox, NBC, Quinnipiac, CNN, Monmouth;. 6. M Huckabee 8% 7. B Carson 6.8 8. C Christie 5.4 9. R Perry 3.0 10. D Trump 2.2— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) May 21, 2015
If @PamelaGeller - a free woman in a free country, can't challenge fundamentalist #Islam, how do we expect moderates in Muslim countries to?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"We should be in rebellion telling our government that the Constitution must be obeyed." - Rand Paul
After a 10.5-hour talkathon, Rand Paul yields floor. He went from 1:18pm & yielded at 11:49 pm. That means McConnell moves forward w/ trade— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 21, 2015
Hillary went to bed 9 1/2 hours ago RT @thehill Rand Paul's filibuster wraps up after more than 10 hours— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 21, 2015
RAND PAUL COMMANDEERS SENATE TO PROTEST PATRIOT ACT...
Wants to stop mass collection of data...
'Probably a Dozen' Spy Programs We Don't Even Know About!
NSA Planned to Hijack App Store to Hack Smartphones...
GERMAN GOVT STALLS LAWMAKERS' PROBE INTO SPY AGENCY...
NSA illegal spying and data collection of innocent Americans must end. Thank you all for standing with me. #StandwithRand— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 21, 2015
RAND STANDS AGAINST 'PATRIOT ACT' http://t.co/bHZ0Ha40Gk— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 20, 2015
Cruz quoting the Blues Brothers "getting the band back together," notes his first floor speech was Paul's anti-drone filibuster.— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) May 21, 2015
3 Republican presidential candidates are on the floor right now Paul, Rubio, and Cruz. #filibuster— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) May 21, 2015
.@RandPaul says he came to the Senate floor today to get something for everyone, "liberty for everyone."— IJ Politics (@IJ_Politics) May 20, 2015
"There is a danger we will destroy great American companies by forcing surveillance into their products." - Rand Paul http://t.co/vqjksp36ht— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) May 20, 2015
Rand Paul's lonely fight...
Face-off against Mitch McConnell... http://t.co/LsGaruKD0e— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 20, 2015
Justice Department issues stern warning...
Tea Party group joins ACLU, NAACP in opposition... http://t.co/sLaVetcGr2— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 20, 2015
The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charity In 2013 http://t.co/Swj9oZn5bx— The Federalist (@FDRLST) April 27, 2015
The Clinton Foundation spent more money on travel and office supplies than it did on charitable grants in 2013 http://t.co/Swj9oZn5bx— The Federalist (@FDRLST) April 27, 2015
Clinton Foundation Executive Sounds Off: "This Is Not Charity. It's A Commercial Proposition." http://t.co/CpBrIQs3fi— The Federalist (@FDRLST) April 29, 2015
Meanwhile, cancer patients got boxes of sample-size soap, seasonal greeting cards, and Little Debbie snack cakes.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has joined attorneys general in every state in accusing four cancer charities, run by extended members of the same family, of lying to donors, collecting $187 million from 2008 through 2012, while spending only 3% of the total on helping actual cancer patients. The four charities are the Cancer Fund of America, the Breast Cancer Society, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and Cancer Support Services.
The family’s positions are as follows: the Cancer Fund of America is run by James Reynolds, Sr., who is also the CEO of Cancer Support Services; the Breast Cancer Society’s CEO is his son, James Reynolds, Jr.; and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America is run by Rose Perkins, the ex-wife of James Reynolds, Sr.
The charities asserted that they spent 100% of donations on services such as hospice care, pain meds for children, and transportation for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The government flatly states, “These were lies,” according to CNN. Jessica Rich, chief of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said that the remaining 97% of funds donated to the charities were spent on private fundraisers or on the Reynolds family. Meanwhile, cancer patients got boxes of sample-size soap, seasonal greeting cards, and Little Debbie snack cakes.
...The Breast Cancer Society and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America are in the process of closing. James Reynolds, Jr., was hit with over $60 million in fines, although once he pays $75,000, the judgment against him will be suspended, and Perkins was hit with charges of $30 million, but because she cannot pay the sum, the judgment will be suspended.
Steyn: Hillary Playing New Game Show With Voters — ‘Are You Dumber Than A Bunch Of Rocks?’ [VIDEO] http://t.co/H6Da09oJAx— Democracy In Motion (@DemocracyMotion) May 20, 2015
◼ Hillary’s private spy and their shady foreign policy - John Tabin/Ny Post