Preet Bharara Trash Removal: Sheldon Silver Down, Could Dean Skelos be next?

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NBC is reporting that one week, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara after the arrest of former Speaker of the Albany Assembly, Sheldon Silver, the outside financial sources and real estate ties of NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, the highest-ranking Republican in the Albany State Legislature are allegedly under investigation.

 

 

New York Daily News

In addition to leading the Senate, Skelos (R-Nassau County) serves as of counsel to the law firm, Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek on Long Island.

He publicly disclosed making between $150,000 and $250,000 from the firm in 2013….

NBC reported the Skelos investigation is part of a broader probe focusing on how some part-time legislators make their outside money….

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Word of the Skelos investigation surfaced one week, after the arrest of former Speaker, Sheldon Silver the highest-ranking Progressive of the New York State Assembly.

Silver has temporarily relinquished his duties while fighting federal corruption charges, among them mail fraud, wire fraud, kickbacks and bribery.

During last week’s press conference, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara mentioned the likelihood of more arrests.

New York State politics is a cesspool of corruption from the very top to the local precincts but whether Bharara can make anything stick to Skelos elected to the Senate in 1984 remains to be seen. Skelos has yet to be charged with any wrongdoing.

 

 

LINKS:
http://viewpointsofasagittarian.com/nys-assembly-speaker-sheldon-silver-facing-federal-corruption-charges/
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/u-s-attorney-news-conference-on-n-y-s-sheldon-silver-nB4nIuk4RC6pPmy9CbsmoA.html/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/skelos-investigated-bharara-report-article-1.2097399
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/sheldon-silver-to-temporarily-relinquish-speaker-duties.html

Code Pink Cows Try to Arrest Henry Kissinger

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During this week’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy the Code Pink mad cows/protesters interrupted the start of the hearing by attempting to arrest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. How they were allowed to get the close to Kissinger in the first place should is worthy of a thorough investigation.

In any event, the disruption did not go over well at all.

 

Published on Jan 29, 2015 by C-SPAN

Code Pink protesters interrupt the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz. Senator John McCain, Chair of the Committee, has the protesters removed. Watch the complete hearing here: http://cs.pn/1uEQRKp

Senator John McCain’s response to Code Pink’s attempts to handcuff 91-year-old Henry Kissinger, “Get out of here you low life scum…So Henry, I hope you will — Dr. Kissinger, I hope on behalf of all of the members of this committee on both sides of the aisle — in fact, from all of my colleagues, I’d like to apologize for allowing such disgraceful behavior towards a man who served his country with the greatest distinction. I apologize profusely.”

“Get out of here you low life scum..” While it may be the pot calling the kettle black, McCain nailed it.

As Kissinger began his opening statement, more protesters entered the room kvetching about Kissinger’s “war crimes” and Vietnam.

PJ Media

‘Vietnam! From 1969 to 1973, Kissinger, working for Richard Nixon, oversaw the slaughter in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, that led to the deaths of millions — millions of people. Many thousands more died from the effects of massive doses of agent orange and from unexploded bombs that covered the countryside!’ a protester shouted. ‘Chile! Henry Kissinger was one of the principle architects of the coup in Chile on September 11th, 1973…’

 

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It was then that 94-year-old former Secretary of State George P. Shultz (image above) standing up for Kissinger proclaimed “I salute Henry Kissinger for his many contributions to peace and security.” (55:34 of video here)

Shultz’ proclamation was met with a standing ovation from the audience and members the Senate Armed Services Committee. The hearing in its entirety can also be viewed here.

Hearing: Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 Time: 09:30 AM
Agenda
To receive testimony on global challenges and the U.S. national security strategy.
Witnesses
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman of Kissinger Associates and Former Secretary of State
Adobe Acrobat Document Download Testimony
Dr. George P. Shultz
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow Hoover Institution Stanford University and Former Secretary of State
NO ELECTRONIC TESTIMONY SUBMITTED.
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
Chair, National Democratic Institute and Former Secretary of State

 

LINKS:
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/01/29/code-pink-tries-to-arrest-91-year-old-kissinger-for-war-crimes-get-smacked-down-by-94-year-old-george-schultz/
http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/15-01-29-global-challenges-and-the-us-national-security-strategy

For Louisiana Parents Considering Opting Out


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In deciding whether or not to opt their children out of high-stakes testing, parents need only consider one fundamental question:

Is completing this test beneficial to my child?

If not, then opt out.

Louisiana parents of children in public school grades 3 through 8 are facing this question as the week of March 16, 2015, nears. That is the week that students are scheduled to take their first week of tests that the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is calling “PARCC” tests. Louisiana has no legitimate contract with Pearson, the official PARCC vendor, and LDOE has produced no official agreement regarding the details of any formal arrangement connecting Louisiana testing in 2014-15 with Pearson. In fact, all that state board members have to go on is Louisiana State Superintendent John White’s “trust me.”

Even if White were trustworthy (which heisnot), the failure of a state…

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Angelina Jolie visits Kurds, Yazidis in Northern Iraq Refugee Camp

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Actress, daughter of actor John Voight and envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie paid a surprise visit to a refugee camp in Northern Iraq this past weekend.

Jolie visited families and took a tour of the refugee camp(s), now home to thousands of Yazidis and other Iraqis forced to flee their homes invaded by the Islamic State not to mention the civil war between ISIS and Syria.

UNHCR Press Release

…Today, Ms Jolie visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, a 40 minute drive from Dohuk city. Together, the sites now accommodate more than 20,000 people from the Yazidi minority who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas in early August. Jolie spoke to people with dramatic stories of escape, including people who managed to flee their imprisonment by walking through the night and hiding by day. She also met elderly women who were among the 196 Yazidis recently released by insurgents and now staying in the informal settlement at Khanke.

The women recounted their ordeal of kidnap, detention, escape, and release. Jolie listened to the stories of extreme hardship and loss, including from people who still have sons, husbands and daughters detained, and others who had heard their daughters were moved to Syria. Others had lost all contact with their loved ones and had no idea of their fate.

‘Nothing can prepare you for the horrific stories of these survivors of kidnap, abuse and exploitation and to see how they cannot all get the urgent help they need and deserve,’ Jolie said. ‘The needs so dramatically outstrip the resources available in this vast crisis. Much more international assistance is needed,’ the Special Envoy added.

Funding shortfalls have affected the scale and type of programmes to help survivors of violence and human rights abuses alongside the provision of shelter and other assistance. While much aid has been provided by the government, UNHCR and partners over the last six months — including 34 new camps built or under construction — aid operations are hampered by lack of funding alongside security constraints. UNHCR, for example, has received only 53 per cent of its required USD 337 million for its response to internal displacement in Iraq during 2014 and has received the go-ahead to proceed on projected funding for only 31per cent of its required USD 556 for 2015….

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In the meantime, Barack Obama has embarrassed the nation yet again. He will only do softball interviews with YouTube sensations who are (a) either incapable of asking the hard questions or (b) willing to be used as props and lead around by the nose because Obama has never once face hardball questions[i].

At a time when the world and America is going to hell in a hand basket because of policies, Obama has mentally checked out several months ago of the Oval Office is derelict in his duties.

There is no other job in the country that one can be derelict in his or her responsibilities and remain in their job.

All the while, Boko Haram, ISIS, “lone wolf” jihadists among others is slaughtering anyone in their paths.

Finally, judging from the depraved comments beneath the articles on the Daily Mail website here and here, Progressives despise Jolie and her trip to Iraq. Some even complained about her Northface jacket, now really.

 

LINKS:
http://www.unhcr.org/54c51f824.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2927947/Angelina-Jolie-visits-Iraq-highlight-dire-needs-refugees.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2925706/Angelina-Jolie-meets-victims-Islamic-State-refugee-camp-northern-Iraq.html
http://viewpointsofasagittarian.com/obamacare-architect-caught-bragging-about-deceiving-americans-to-pass-law/

 

 

[i] Just ask Jonathan Gruber, there is a name for the audience Barack Obama reached out to on YouTube.

Marvelous! School Head Sings Notice of Snow Day (Video)

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Matt Glendinning, head of Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island sings snow day announcement.

Matt Glendinning, head of Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island sings snow day announcement.

 

Last evening, Matt Glendinning, head of Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island posted a special videotaped message (below) on the school’s website and YouTube account informing students that due to the blizzard, Tuesday is a snow day.

The message set to the tune of the movie, Frozen’s theme song “Let it Go” is hilarious, well done and enjoyable. One need not attend the Moses Brown School to appreciate the video.

 

Published to YouTube Jan 26, 2015 by Mosesbrownschoolnews

Just in time for Blizzard 2015, Head of School Matt Glendinning has a special snow day message for you.

 

LINKS:
http://www.mosesbrown.org/page
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvfLzXCItYxtG-rtmdW5xw

Bowe Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion

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Last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer informed Bill O’Reilly that the army will charge and prosecute Bowe Bergdahl who deserted his post more than once with desertion (no doubt to the disdain of Barack Obama who attempted to transform Bergdahl into some sort of hero/victim).

“The army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion…” Retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer.

 

Shaffer works for the London Center for Policy Research. H/t The Gateway Pundit.

See: U.S. soldier held by Taliban released in exchange for five Gitmo detainees

There are several reasons as to why this Bergdahl mess will prove an embarrassment to the White House; namely, Barack Obama:

POW’s Father Declares Muslim Victory Call: Obama Smiles at the Sound of War Cry of Allah
Taliban Commander: Prisoner Swap, an Inspiration to Grab More Americans
One of Taliban 5 Involved in Death of First American Killed in Afghanistan War
Outraged parents of officer who died looking for Bergdahl lash out at Obama over ‘LIES’ told about how their hero son died

Obama has a primary interest (his legacy) in having any charges against Bergdahl dropped. The military must stay the course when trying Bergdahl.

Will Barack Obama hold up Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his post, country in the middle of a war as a hero?
Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero
Soldiers from Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon set the record straight.
Recruiting already? Taliban releases transfer video of a healthy Bowe Bergdahl.
Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl?
Secret documents show that Bowe Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity

 

LINKS:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/01/breaking-bowe-bergdahl-to-be-charged-with-desertion/
http://viewpointsofasagittarian.com/u-s-soldier-held-by-taliban-released-in-exchange-for-five-gitmo-detainees/

Obama Offends India by Chewing Gum at Parade

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Never let it be said that money can buy you class or that Barack Obama is not an equal opportunity offender (Actually, Obama big on double standards is quite selective about who he offends.)

The country of India this weekend erupted in outrage and satire across social media as many witnessed Barack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade. (In fairness, Obama a cigarette smoker chews gum everywhere but I decided to lighten up and have a little fun at the despot’s expense anyway.)

Priceless. The article generating all the buzz is posted in the Times of India.

NEW DELHI: In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.
In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president…..

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And being fair and balanced, further down in the article the Times of India points out that Obama was spotted and photographed working his jaws overtime and chewing gum at the APEC summit held in Beijing and the World War II ceremony in France.

I couldn’t resist.

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Of course, if it were POTUS43, Bush would have been lambasted by the mainstream media for not taking the time to learn what is deemed respectable behavior and what is frowned upon as offensive.

 

 

LINKS:
https://twitter.com/Jago_Bharati/status/559580890418790401/photo/1
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Barack-Obama-chews-gum-as-parade-marches-on/articleshow/46018217.cms
https://twitter.com/DeShobhaa/status/559581083688116225

Buck Sexton: Greece, Russia and Changing Global Balance of Power (01262015) AUDIO

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The Buck Sexton Show

Buck covers austerity measures in Greece and its ties to the global economy, the effects of U.S. sanctions against Russia and the game-changing impact of America’s increased oil independence. Also Charles Cooke(National Review) joins to discuss the David Gregory ammo story and tax code simplification.

LINK:
https://soundcloud.com/buck-sexton/global-economic-desperation-12615

“For those who are unaware, ‘Gray State’ writer/director David Crowley was recently MURDERED along with his family in attempt to silence the truth of the emerging ‘police state’ from getting out to the masses”


bydesign001:

This is sick. Wake up America. Focus.

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Rough cut of the movie he was working on:

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Obama to Clog Alaska Oil Drilling + More – Daily Digest


bydesign001:

Everything Obama touches turns to mush….intentionally.

Originally posted on PA Pundits - International:

The Patriot Post ~

THE FOUNDATION

“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” –Thomas Jefferson, Note in Destutt de Tracy, 1816

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Obama to Clog Alaska Oil Drilling

It’s come to the point where the executive branch, with the swoop of a pen, can doom the entire economy of a state. The Department of the Interior released a revisedconservation plan of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Sunday, which proposes a prohibition of oil and gas production on 13 million acres of federally owned land in Alaska. The economy of Alaska is already struggling thanks to low oil prices and lower extraction rates in the state. “What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive,” Alaska Senator…

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70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

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    Photograph No. 66935A: Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence. Among those pictured are Tomasz Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Solomon Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler; Marta Wiess; Boro Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser; Rafael Szlezinger; Gabriel Nejman; Gugiel Appelbaum; Mark Berkowitz (a twin); Pesa Balter; Rut Muszkies (later Webber); Miriam Friedman; and twins Miriam Mozes and Eva Mozes wearing knitted hats. STILL PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE SOVIET FILM of the liberation of Auschwitz, taken by the film unit of the First Ukrainian Front. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  Released into the public domain by its author, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photograph.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Released into the public domain by its author, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photograph.

Photograph No. 66935A: Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence. Among those pictured are Tomasz Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Solomon Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler; Marta Wiess; Boro Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser; Rafael Szlezinger; Gabriel Nejman; Gugiel Appelbaum; Mark Berkowitz (a twin); Pesa Balter; Rut Muszkies (later Webber); Miriam Friedman; and twins Miriam Mozes and Eva Mozes wearing knitted hats. STILL PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE SOVIET FILM of the liberation of Auschwitz, taken by the film unit of the First Ukrainian Front.

To learn more about the photograph, visit United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, released into the public domain by its author, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photograph.

Liberation of KL Auschwitz

In contrast to the chaos that marked the evacuation and liquidation of Nazi labor camps in the final weeks of the Third Reich, the evacuation of Auschwitz was, for the most part, carried out according to plan by an SS apparatus that was still functioning effectively. As a result of this operation, the Nazi authorities managed to evacuate approximately 100 thousand prisoners and put them to work as slave laborers for the benefit of the German war economy. They also salvaged a large amount of the loot stored in the camp. About 7 thousand prisoners awaited liberation in the Main Camp, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz.

Camp evacuation

From August 1944 until mid–January 1945, approximately 65 thousand prisoners were evacuated. Among them were almost all the Poles, Russians, and Czechs in the camp (some 15 thousand people). They were employed in various industrial plants in the depths of the Third Reich at tasks that included the expansion of armaments plants in the Harz Mountains and in Austria. In the second half of 1944, the SS authorities devoted a great deal of attention to removing the traces and destroying the evidence of the crimes committed in Auschwitz. They stepped up their existing practice of destroying out-of-date prisoner files and registration forms, and began burning the lists of names of the Jews deported to Auschwitz for immediate extermination.

In September, October, and November 1944, the SS killed some of the Jewish prisoners assigned to the Sonderkommando that operated the crematoria and gas chambers, since they were direct eyewitnesses to extermination. A mutiny broke out on October 7, 1944, during one of the attempts to liquidate Sonderkommando prisoners, as a result of which more than 450 of them died fighting or were killed. Crematorium IV, damaged during the mutiny, was demolished by the end of 1944. Preparations were made in November and December of that year, on orders from Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler, to blow up the three remaining crematoria. Most of the technical installations in the gas chambers and furnace halls of Crematoria II and III were transported into the depths of the Reich after being dismantled. However, Crematorium V and its gas chambers remained in fully operational condition until the second half of January 1945….

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While the United Nations has designated January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, such a commemoration (as far as I am concerned) coming from an entity that is largely anti-Semitic, full of Holocaust deniers and holds animus towards the state of Israel is empty.

Because the United Nations spends 364 days a year attacking Israel while welcoming Israel’s enemies into the fold, their faux tribute is meaningless.

I remember my third grade teacher who one day when asked about the numbers on her arm above her wrist made every attempt to explain to her students the Nazis and those dreadful camps. Many of us (I for one) did not fully grasp what she was saying until many years later.

Unfortunately, the mistakes of the past have been forgotten or denied and are being repeated today throughout Europe, the United States and other parts of the world.

I urge everyone to watch the following video. In fact, share it. While watching it, one cannot help but the similarities between Germany leading up to the Holocaust and the fundamental transformation of the United States over the past seven years.

 

 

If Barack Obama and the United Nations truly wanted to make a difference, rather than collaborate with Israel’s enemies, he would nail Iran where it hurts to keep them from going after Israel.

At the same time, it is not lost on the world that while Obama negotiates with Iran whose primary agenda is to destroy the state of Israel and the Great Satan (USA), travels to India and then on Saudi Arabia, that neither Obama or Joe Biden will attend tomorrow’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Instead, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in delegation of nine, some of whom are Holocaust survivors will attend.

For one who is so concerned about his legacy, Obama’s disdain for not only Benjamin Netanyahu but also the State of Israel has engulfed him to the point that he does not realize that because of his actions against Israel, history will be unforgiving and his legacy forever stained.

 

 

This post is for educational purposes only and contains only factual content. The world must not forget and for those who don’t know, they must be taught. Parents, teach your children. They are not learning about the Holocaust in schools. Teach them about atrocities committed that did not have to happen.

Instill in them that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

Permission to republish granted, www.auschwitz.org.

Source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Photograph: Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence.

 

LINKS:
http://70.auschwitz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17:liberation&catid=11:english-content&lang=en&Itemid=133
http://auschwitz.org/en/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp#mediaviewer/File:Child_survivors_of_Auschwitz.jpeg
http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa14532
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/23/neither-obama-nor-biden-attending-70th-anniversary-of-auschwitz-liberation-and-the-white-house-wont-say-why/

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