Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What Do Bill & Hillary Clinton, Julian Epstein & Monica Lewsinsky Have In Common?

Q: What do Bill & Hillary Clinton, Julian Epstein & Monica Lewinsky Have In Common?

A: Detroit.

What the history books have failed to record is that Monica Lewinsky was not even afforded legal representation nor the opportunity to testify.

Just ask Julian Epstein.

Can you say Whitewater?

I can.

On a mission...

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Cherokee Nation & Trump Excoriate Elizabeth Warren On Mocking Tribal Membership

I am just going to leave this right here.

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Michigan Auditor General Begins Its Dark Decent Into The Christian World Of Trafficking Tiny Humans

Child marriage, the old name for child porn

This investigation in not limited to the nasty things priests were doing to tiny humans, this is about the culture, the patterns, the rituals of fraud.

This investigation is about the child welfare contracts.

The Michigan Auditor General is about to present the next report on the Child Placing Agencies, which I guarantee, is going to be uglier than the Child Protective Services audit.

The Auditor General is parsimoniously honing down to the extent of Medicaid fraud in child welfare, along with many other nasty things that go along side with the trafficking of tiny humans.

This investigation is not limited to Michigan, it is international, but I will tell you one thing, it all started here in Michigan and it always starts with child welfare because no one cares.

Accused priest works as contract psychologist for state

A Catholic priest who was stripped of his priestly faculties in early October also works for the state as a contract psychologist.

Dr. Robert Gerl works with the state’s disability determination service out of a Kalamazoo office, said Bob Wheaton, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The department's understanding is that the psychologist working for the department is the same Gerl whose priestly faculties were revoked by the Diocese of Lansing for credible allegations of sexual assault of an adult male alleged to have occurred decades ago, Wheaton said. The department was looking into the claims, which it learned of through media reports, he said.

Gerl does not work directly with patients in his role with the state, Wheaton said.

Randall Levine, Gerl’s lawyer, urged people not to rush to judgment regarding his client. In a statement, Levine said he was sure Gerl would be vindicated of the allegation of “inappropriate conduct that is supposed to have occurred more than 35 years ago.”

“This is the only person who has ever complained about Mr. Gerl,” Levine said. “He has enjoyed a lifetime of honorable service to the church as a priest, the schools as a counselor and in the community as a respected therapist.”

Gerl declined comment when contacted last week by The Detroit News.

Gerl has no direct contact with state clients, Wheaton said, noting that his contract involves reviewing paper documents to discern whether a person is eligible to receive disability or Social Security benefits. He’s been employed by the state since July 2016.

Gerl has had his full license to practice psychology since 2011, though he worked with a limited license prior to that while completing school, according to state records. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has said it is reviewing the allegations "reported in recent news stories involving this individual."

The Diocese of Lansing removed Gerl’s permission to publicly minister in the diocese on Oct. 5, a couple days after the diocese surrendered its files to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office as part of an ongoing investigation into clergy sex abuse and potential cover-ups dating back to the 1950s in Michigan’s seven dioceses.

Andrea Bitely, a spokeswoman for Schuette's office, said she could not comment on any details of Schuette's investigation into the dioceses.

The investigation was launched after a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania revealed hundreds of abuser priests who molested more than 1,000 children since the 1940s. Schuette’s office has asked any victims or people with information about alleged incidents to contact investigators at Michigan.gov/CI or at (844) 324-3374.

Gerl is a senior priest who has not been assigned to a parish in a number of years, Diocese of Lansing spokesman Michael Diebold said last week. He was unable to provide details of Gerl’s work for the diocese because his was one of the files Schuette’s office took on Oct. 3.

Online church bulletins indicate Gerl filled in at churches in the Lansing area as recently as June. 
Following Lansing’s announcement, the Diocese of Kalamazoo issued its own statement saying that Gerl had also served in Kalamazoo. He worked at Nazareth College from 1986 to 1991, at St. Thomas More Parish in Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2000, and at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage from 2000 to 2009.

State records indicate Gerl was placed on temporary probation in 2006 because he allegedly was referring to himself as a doctor before being granted a doctoral degree in psychology. The incident was alleged to have occurred while he worked as a school psychologist at the intermediate school district in Allegan County. In 2010, he was again cited for failing to meet regularly with a supervisor during his post-doctoral work.

Gerl worked as a school psychologist for Allegan Area Educational Service Agency from 2000 to 2011, according to Tom Scheidel, a spokesman for the agency. He worked at the Hillside Learning and Behavior Center, "a school for special needs students that serves pre-school through age 26."
"As with all AAESA employees, Mr. Gerl passed a background check prior to his employment. He left AAESA in 2011 of his own accord to pursue a different job opportunity," Scheidel said in a statement.

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Microsoft Paul Allen Is Dead But Still In Detroit With Dan Gilbert & Rashida Tlaib

Call me morbid, but Microsoft is in Detroit.

Follow the money.

Follow Rashida Tlaib.

Follow Dan Gilbert.

Microsoft moves into new downtown Detroit office, donates $2 million to Southwest Solutions

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Paul G. Allen
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died today from complications with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Allen said earlier this month that he was being treated for the disease.
Allen was a childhood friend of Bill Gates, and together, the two started Microsoft in 1975. He left the company in 1983 while being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and remained a board member with the company through 2000. He was first treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, before seeing it go into remission.
In a statement given to ABC News, Gates said he was “heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends.” He went on to commend his fellow co-founder for his life after Microsoft:
From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.
But Paul wasn’t content with starting one company. He channelled his intellect and compassion into a second act focused on improving people’s lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world. He was fond of saying, “If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.” That’s the king of person he was.
Paul loved life and those around him, and we all cherished him in return. He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come. I will miss him tremendously.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Allen’s contributions to both Microsoft and the industry were “indispensable.” His full statement is quoted below:
Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry, and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world. I have learned so much from him — his inquisitiveness, curiosity, and push for high standards is something that will continue to inspire me and all of us as Microsoft. Our hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace.
In a memoir published in 2011, Allen says that he was responsible for naming Microsoft and creating the two-button mouse. The book also portrayed Allen as going under-credited for his work at Microsoft, and Gates as having taken more ownership of the company than he deserved. It created some drama when it arrived, but the two men ultimately appeared to remain friends, posing for a photo together two years later.

After leaving Microsoft, Allen became an investor through his company Vulcan, buying into a diverse set of companies and markets. Vulcan’s current portfolio ranges from the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, to a group focused on using machine learning for climate preservation, to Stratolaunch, which is creating a spaceplane. Allen’s investments and donations made him a major name in Seattle, where much of his work was focused. He recently funded a $46 million building in South Seattle that will house homeless and low-income families.

Both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai called Allen a tech “pioneer” while highlighting his philanthropic work in statements on Twitter. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Allen’s work “inspired so many.”

Allen has long been the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks as well. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Allen “worked tirelessly” to “identify new ways to make the game safer and protect our players from unnecessary risk.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Allen “helped lay the foundation for the league’s growth internationally and our embrace of new technologies.”

He also launched a number of philanthropic efforts, which were later combined under the name Paul G. Allen Philanthropies. His “philanthropic contributions exceed $2 billion,” according to Allen’s own website, and he had committed to giving away the majority of his fortune.
Allen’s sister, Jody Allen, wrote a statement on his family’s behalf:
My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. 
Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.
Some of Allen’s philanthropy has taken a scientific bent: Allen founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2003, pouring $500 million into the non-profit that aims to give scientists the tools and data they need to probe how brain works. One recent project, the Allen Brain Observatory, provides an open-access “catalogue of activity in the mouse’s brain,” Saskia de Vries, senior scientist on the project, said in a video. That kind of data is key to piecing together how the brain processes information.

In an interview with Matthew Herper at Forbes, Allen called the brain “hideously complex” — much more so than a computer. “As an ex-programmer I’m still just curious about how the brain functions, how that flow of information really happens,” he said. After founding the brain science institute, Allen also founded the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Allen Institute for Cell Science in 2014, as well as the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group in 2016, which funds cutting-edge research.

Even back in 2012, when Allen spoke with Herper at Forbes, he talked about plans for his financial legacy after his death — and he said that a large part of it would be “allocated to this kind of work for the future.”

The Verge, 
The Allen Institute’s President and CEO Allan Jones said:
Paul’s vision and insight have been an inspiration to me and to many others both here at the Institute that bears his name, and in the myriad of other areas that made up the fantastic universe of his interests. He will be sorely missed. We honor his legacy today, and every day into the long future of the Allen Institute, by carrying out our mission of tackling the hard problems in bioscience and making a significant difference in our respective fields.
According to Quincy Jones, Allen was also an excellent guitar player.

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: When Congress Taxed Churches: Religion & Politics in the District of Columbia After the Civil War

It is always good to know how the funding systems for the chattel law, or rather the trafficking of tiny humans in the name of the tax exempt god all started.

Obviation is why we preserve the annals of history.

SPEAKER: Sally Barringer Gordon
EVENT DATE: 2018/07/10
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Sarah Barringer Gordon presented the annual Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History Maguire Lecture titled "When Congress Taxed Churches: Religion and Politics in the District of Columbia After the Civil War." In 1874, Congress imposed taxes on all religious property in the District of Columbia. Other jurisdictions also debated taxing churches and some did, including Missouri and California. This lecture explores why imposing taxes on all religious property in the District of Columbia seemed like a good idea to many religious and political thinkers in the 1870s, and how the backlash against them created the extraordinarily deferential system that has only increased exemptions over the past 145 years. Gordon's talk was a culmination of four months of research in Library's collections for her upcoming book tentatively titled "Freedom's Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876."
Speaker Biography: Sarah "Sally" Barringer Gordon held the Maguire Chair at the Library's John W. Kluge Center in 2017 and is Arlin M. Adams professor of Congressional law and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is well known for her work on religion in American public life and the law of church and state, especially the ways that religious liberty developed over the course of American national history.

Elizabeth Warren Is Native American Under The One-Drop Rule Of Law

Virginia anti-amalgamation laws
That is correct.

According to Elizabeth Warren, she is Native American and has a DNA test with lots of Main Stream Media to back up her claims.

Trump said he would tear off a million dollars of his own money if she was Native American.

Well, guess what?

She lost.

In order to recognized in the United States as an official Tribal Card Member, you have to either be of a documented lineage from the Dawls Rolls or the some, not all, of the other rolls.

As the story goes over a few hundred years, of course Elizabeth could never tell you, many of the West African slaves when they first arrived, ran away and went down south to Florida.

Since the cultures were basically the same, they ended up procreating.

The armies came in to reclaim chattel resulting in many deaths and lots of children being sold for the purposes of christian assimilation and other nasty things.

Many left the area through force migration called the Trail of Tears but before they left, they were called out the mountains to register on the rolls.

Many did not and ran over the hills up north for fear of losing their children and being sold into Traite des Blanches due to the new chattel law.

The Virginia Racial Integrity Act, some of the anti-amalgamation laws being generated post-Emancipation Proclamation, began to change the chattel registration terms of mullato, quadroon, octroon, into blood quantum, where most of the tribes cut off at one-sixteenth, meaning a great-grandparent has to have been on the registration rolls and many Native Americans were registered into one of these chattel categories as "Negro", being of amalgamated decent.

An Act to Preserve Racial Integrity 
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia, That the State Registrar of Vital Statistics may as soon as practicable after the taking effect of this act, prepare a form whereon the racial composition of any individual, as Caucasian, negro, Mongolian, American Indian, Asiatic Indian, Malay, or any mixture thereof, or any other non-Caucasic strains, and if there be any mixture, then the racial composition of the parents and other ancestors, in so far as ascertainable, so as to show in what generation such mixture occurred, may be certified by such individual, which form shall be known as a registration certificate. The State Registrar may supply to each local registrar a sufficient number of such forms for the purpose of this act; each local registrar may personally or by deputy, as soon as possible after receiving said forms, have made thereon in duplicate a certificate of the racial composition as aforesaid, of each person resident in his district, who so desires, born before June fourteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve, which certificate shall be made over the signature of said person, or in the case of children under fourteen years of age, over the signature of a parent, guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis. One of said certificates for each person thus registering in every district shall be forwarded to the State Registrar for his files; the other shall be kept on file by the local registrar.
Every local registrar may, as soon as practicable, have such registration certificate made by or for each person in his district who so desires, born before June fourteen, nineteen hundred and twelve, for whom he has not on file a registration certificate, or a birth certificate. 

2. It shall be a felony for any person wilfully or knowingly to make a registration certificate false as to color or race. The wilful making of a false registration or birth certificate shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for one year.

3. For each registration certificate properly made and returned to the State Registrar, the local registrar returning the same shall be entitled to a fee of twenty-five cents, to be paid by the registrant. Application for registration and for transcript may be made direct to the State Registrar, who may retain the fee for expenses of his office.

4. No marriage license shall be granted until the clerk or deputy clerk has reasonable assurance that the statements as to color of both man and woman are correct. 
If there is reasonable cause to disbelieve that applicants are of pure white race, when that fact is stated, the clerk or deputy clerk shall withhold the granting of the license until satisfactory proof is produced that both applicants are "white persons" as provided for in this act. 
The clerk or deputy clerk shall use the same care to assure himself that both applicants are colored, when that fact is claimed. 

5. It shall hereafter be unlawful for any white person in this State to marry any save a white person, or a person with no other admixture of blood than white and American Indian. For the purpose of this act, the term "white person" shall apply only to the person who has no trace whatsoever of any blood other than Caucasian; but persons who have one-sixteenth or less of the blood of the American Indian and have no other non-Caucasic blood shall be deemed to be white persons. All laws heretofore passed and now in effect regarding the intermarriage of white and colored persons shall apply to marriages prohibited by this act. 

6. For carrying out the purposes of this act and to provide the necessary clerical assistance, postage and other expenses of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, twenty per cent of the fees received by local registrars under this act shall be paid to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, which may be expended by the said bureau for the purposes of this act. 

7. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are, to the extent of such inconsistency, hereby repealed. 

Appendix (excerpt) 
Alexander Francis Chamberlain, A.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Clark University...says: "In some regions considerable intermixture between negroes and Indians (Science, New York, Vol. XVII, 1891 pp. 85-90), has occurred, e.g., among the Pamunkeys, Mattoponies, and some other small Virginia and Carolinian tribes." "It is also thought probable that many of the negroes of the whole lower Atlantic coast and Gulf region may have strains of Indian blood." This probably accounts for the increasing number of negroes who are now writing to our Bureau demanding that the color on their birth certificates and marriage licenses be given as "Indian." 
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"Damn that science & technology!"

Assuming that Elizabeth was aware of all these arcane laws, perhaps, this was her way of calling for the enforcement of the One-Drop Rule, but in this day in age, applied to genotypes and DNA testing.

In essence, if you have one drop of "non-white blood", or, in this instance, one tiny chromosome marker that shows you in the 1/1000th range, you are automatically, by default of that one, contaminated drop of blood, forever associated with that group, or race, or whatever pseudo-scientific labeling system they use for data registration for predictive modeling crap.

Yes, by this same logic, racial purity classification applies to anyone who has one-drop of the Negro blood which is why it is impossible to implement any type of reparations because everyone has had someone in their cookie jar at some point in their U.S. genealogy.

In short, this chattel classification of the one-drop racial purity laws are a joke and begs the question as to why we continue to teach this out dated method of human asset management when we are filing patents left and right on human genomes and protein strands.

That racial horse and buggy is being traumatized by those fandangled motor cars!

And that is why Elizabeth Warren will never be legally recognized, under U.S. Laws as being a registered, card carrying member of any North American Native Tribe, because if she did have a tribal card, she could cross any North American border without a passport.

I bet she cannot even tell one personal story of children being ripped from their parents to be put into Indian boarding schools or of family members living in abject poverty on reservations that have yet to get a casino to launder money for political campaigns or access to sovereign land for special projects.

All I can say is that everyone should keep having babies and check whatever race box you wish for the birth certificate, just to skew the data for their crappy predictive modeling because it is really fun to screw up and invalidate their fake theories and methodologies, based upon horse and buggy methodologies.

I wonder what she has to say about the ICWA ruling?

I wonder what she has done to have the nation apologize for what they have done to "her people".

Warren releases results of DNA test

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

Warren, whose claims to Native American blood have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, provided the test results to the Globe on Sunday in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention.

The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a , for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis.He concluded that “the vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European, but he added that “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”

Bustamante calculated that Warren’s pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” That timing fits Warren’s family lore, passed down during her Oklahoma upbringing, that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.

Smith was born in the late 1700s. She identified as white in historical documents, though at the time Indians faced discrimination, and Smith would have had strong incentives to call herself white if possible.

The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If O.C. Sarah Smith were fully Native American, that would make Warren up to 1/32nd native. But the generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American. The report notes there could be missed ancestors.

Undergoing the test and releasing the results reveal how seriously Warren is taking the attacks from Trump, who has been able to effectively caricature and diminish his national foes via nicknames and conspiracy theories. Trump pushed then President Barack Obama into releasing the long form of his birth certificate to prove what most knew was already true: He was born in America.

The move is also another indication of how seriously Warren is considering running for president. And while it’s unclear whether the test will convince Trump and his die-hard supporters, Warren will be able to point to it with other, more open-minded voters. Once Obama produced his birth certificate in 2011, the racist “birther’’ movement, which thrived on the Internet and was stoked by Trump, largely evaporated.

Warren is seeking reelection in Massachusetts and is expected to easily win a second term. She has said that she will take a “hard look” at running for the Democratic nomination for president once the midterm elections are over. She’s already released 10 years worth of her tax returns and made her personnel files available to The Boston Globe, showing that ethnicity was not a factor in her rise in law.

By taking a DNA test, Warren is showing that if she runs for president, she plans to be a very different candidate than Hillary Clinton was. The 2016 Democratic nominee for president chafed at releasing personal information and was dogged throughout her campaign by her use of a private server while she was secretary of state.

Warren provided a sample of her DNA to a private lab in Georgia in August, according to one of the senator’s aides. The data from that test was sent to Bustamante and his team for analysis. Warren received the report last week.

Warren didn’t use a commercial service, but Bustamante is on the scientific advisory board for Ancestry, which provides commercial DNA tests. He’s also consulted on a project for 23andMe, another major DNA testing company.

Warren said she was committed to releasing the report regardless of the results. However, Warren’s aides would not say whether she or any of her three siblings had previously done a commercial DNA test that would have provided them with some assurance about Bustamante’s analysis.

There were five parts of Warren’s DNA that signaled she had a Native American ancestor, according to the report. The largest piece of Native American DNA was found on her 10th chromosome, according to the report. Each human has 23 pairs of chromosomes.

“It really stood out,” said Bustamante in an interview. “We found five segments, and that long segment was pretty significant. It tells us about one ancestor, and we can’t rule out more ancestors.”
He added: “We are confident it is not an error.”

Detecting DNA for Native Americans is particularly tricky because there is an absence of Native American DNA available for comparison. This is in part because Native American leaders have asked tribal members not to participate in genetic databases.

“The tribes have felt they have been exploited,” explained Lawrence Brody, a senior investigator with the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Institutes of Health. “The amount of genetic data that is available from Native Americans is sparse.”

To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American. That’s because scientists believe that the groups Americans refer to as Native American came to this land via the Bering Strait about 12,000 years ago and settled in what’s now America but also migrated further south. His report explained that the use of reference populations whose genetic material has been fully sequenced was designed “for maximal accuracy.”

Bustamante said he can tease out the markers that these South Americans would have in common with Native Americans on the North American continent.

Bustamante also compared Warren’s DNA to white populations in Utah and Great Britain to determine if the amounts of Native American markers in Warren’s sample were significant or just background noise.

Warren has 12 times more Native American blood than a white person from Great Britain and 10 times more than a white person from Utah, the report found.

Warren has come under blistering attacks from Trump for making claims of Native American heritage. His taunts of her as “Pocahontas” have become part of his standard rally monologue.
Earlier this month at rally in Iowa, Trump said he hoped Warren would run for president because it would allow him to find out “whether or not she has Indian blood.”

In July, during a rally in Montana, Trump imagined debating Warren during the 2020 presidential election and said that he’d try to make her take a DNA test by throwing it at her onstage. “We have to do it gently, because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to be very gentle,” Trump said.
He also offered to provide $1 million to her charity of choice if she takes the test.

Warren’s Senate campaign has used clips from Trump and his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders attacking her for making the Native American claims in a slickly.

There’s even footage of Warren calling Bustamante to get the results of her DNA test.
“The president likes to call my mom a liar. What do the facts say?” asks Warren, sitting at a desk by behind a Macintosh laptop.

“The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree,” replies Bustamante, who was also captured on film by Warren’s team.

Bustamante is considered one of the leading DNA analysts in the world. When several DNA experts were asked by the Globe, earlier this year, how they’d recommend Warren go about taking a DNA test, his name came up repeatedly.

He has never donated to Warren’s campaigns. (A different California professor with the same name donated $200 to Obama in 2008, federal records show.)

Questions over Warren’s ethnicity have dogged her since her 2012 Senate campaign. That’s when GOP operatives found archival stories in the Harvard Crimson of a Harvard Law School spokesman referring to her as a Native American as a way to show the school had a diverse faculty.

During her academic career as a law professor, she had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught from 1987 to 1995, and at Harvard University Law School, where she was a tenured faculty member starting in 1995. (She was a visiting professor at Harvard during the 1992-1993 academic year.)

In an interview with the Globe published last month, Warren explained that she identified herself as Native American in the late 1980s and early 1990s as many of the matriarchs of her family were dying and she began to feel that her family stories and history were becoming lost.

Ivy League universities, like the ones where Warren taught, were under great pressure to show they had diverse staffs.

The University of Pennsylvania filled out a document explaining why it hired a white woman over minority candidates — clear evidence it didn’t view her as a Native American addition. And the Globe interviewed 31 Harvard Law School faculty members who voted on her appointment there, and all said her heritage was not a factor.

Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 6th to 10th generation relative. The generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: The U.S. Treasury Is Tying Up Detroit Loose Ends - IRS Whistleblower Filing Closed

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"This is going to be absolutely delicious."
Gather round, my dearies for the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed has another delicious legal tale to tell about the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, et al.

Once upon a time, there was this place called United Community Housing Coalition that was stealin'.

It made me Saddy Face because they were being mean.

The Meanies were forcing the migration of the elderly out of Detroit by stealin' their legacies.

The Meanies were stealin' their homes, their pensions, and running other scams where the people could not vote and the districts were gerrymandered and reduced.

Then, one day, the Super Secret Smarty Pants came in and told the Meanies to stop stealin'.

So, they did and were even told to make it better for the others.

The Meanies stopped being mean.

Then, the Super Secret Smarty Pants sent me a certified letter telling me they could not take my whistleblower filings based on the following U.S.C.

The Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office has issued its Final Decision Under Section 7623a.

26 U.S. Code § 7623 - Expenses of detection of underpayments and fraud, etc.

(a)In general

The Secretary, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, is authorized to pay such sums as he deems necessary for—

  1. detecting underpayments of tax, or
  2. detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of violating the internal revenue laws or conniving at the same, in cases where such expenses are not otherwise provided for by law. Any amount payable under the preceding sentence shall be paid from the proceeds of amounts collected by reason of the information provided, and any amount so collected shall be available for such payments.


I already knew there were technical legal issues filing in this particular venue, but I needed to recruit more Super Secret Smarty Pants to help me stop the Super Meanies because they were really, really mean.

So, what had happened was....

I filed with the IRS Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities to let them know about another fraud scheme because I could not file in the False Claims case due to the fact that I did not have an attorney, well, I did, but she was busy doing other stuff like participating in fraud schemes with my defendants.

Besides, I just wanted to let the Super Secret Smarty Pants know that I am very, very good at preserving the annals of history and that I am on a mission...

Of course, there is much more to this tale, but for now, I am only making notes for what is about to come...in Detroit.

I do not want to give up the best parts just yet.

The Super Secret Smarty Pants are busy, busy, busy!

My whistleblower claim actually had nothing to with federal taxes, but it was just nice to see how the system operates so I can reconstruct it because you know I love my transposable models.

Buckle up.

This letter is an announcement that the final loose strings are being cleaned up.

And, the moral of the story is, "Do not be mean to my Sweetie, Period."

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Cocktails & Popcorn: Did MDP Pay Garlin Glichrist Property Taxes With Campaign Funding?

Please, please, please, someone, anyone, tell me those property taxes were not paid through the campaign.

Garland is a plant to get up in that glorious Governor's Office so he can show off all his IT experience by allowing all these foreign corporations, if they are even incorporated, full access to all the data of the State of Michigan, because he is consistent in his positive demonstration of being completely deft when it comes to being in a position of authority.

I call him a spokestoken, but I have seen more colorful terms floating around the chatter-verse.

I have even seen plans to replace Gretch, if there is even an election, because, you know, he is a tech guru, and all, right?

Anyway, I thought GG, The Tech Guru (that is his new name) was crying broke last week as the reason why he could not clean up the property, so where did he get that money to pay those taxes?

Gilchrist late on taxes for blighted building

Detroit — Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, has a history of failing to pay property taxes on time for a blighted duplex apartment building he owns in Detroit and was forced to clean up this weekend.

As of Monday morning, city records showed Gilchrist owed $768.23 in taxes on the property after missing a deadline to pay an initial installment Aug. 15 or pay in full by Aug. 31. The Detroit Treasury Department considered the bill late but would not flag Gilchrist as delinquent unless he failed to pay by Feb. 28.

"The taxes will be paid in full as of today," said Zack Pohl, a spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer's campaign. Less than 20 minutes later, he provided a receipt showing the balance had been paid.

Gilchrist was delinquent on his tax bill for the property last year and his case was sent to Wayne County for collections. He paid off $935.18 in late taxes and fees on June 5, according to county records. Whitmer announced him as her running mate Aug. 20.

Her campaign said earlier Monday that Gilchrist has provided the city with evidence he secured and cleaned up the fire-damaged duplex that he was in danger of losing due to its blighted condition.
The building has become fresh ammunition for Gilchrist's Republican opponents, who accuse him of “incompetence" as he works on a campaign that promises to "get things done." Over the weekend, GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette filmed a social media video in front of the Detroit house and called on Gilchrist to resign from the Democratic ticket.

Gilchrist bought the duplex apartment in August 2016 in the North End neighborhood for $27,000 from the Detroit Land Bank Authority, city records show.

Gilchrist's ownership of the 253 Marston St. property and its condition were first reported by Deadline Detroit. The land bank, which controls property lost in tax foreclosure and is the city's largest land owner, said Friday the condition of the property is "unacceptable" and gave him until the end of Monday to provide proof it is safe and secure.

"We sent the Land Bank all of the documentation that was requested prior to the deadline to demonstrate that the property is secured and being maintained, and we believe the property is currently in compliance," Pohl said Monday morning.

The land bank did not immediately confirm or comment on the matter.

Gilchrist issued a Friday statement saying he had "exhausted his personal resources" to do extensive repairs to the duplex and is trying to continue repairs by securing a loan. City records show Gilchrist filed permits for electrical work to be done in 2016.

"The apartment building is not in the state that I want it to be in, even with the significant progress that has been made thus far," Gilchrist's statement read.

Derrick Powers, 21, said he has lived two houses down from the complex for at least a dozen years, dating back to a time when it had been occupied.The vacant building is next door to an occupied complex with family flats.

Powers said Monday he hadn't seen any activity on the property in recent days. In the past, he has seen work trucks outside and the formerly collapsing porch has been repaired. There are also new windows and a new gate around the perimeter.

As of Monday morning, there were some bricks and cinder blocks on the grass in the front yard of the property. There no longer appeared to be any mattresses moldering the back yard, as reported last week by Deadline Detroit. But the back yard remains disheveled, and there is a pile of bricks back there.

The lawn was mowed, the fence was locked and secured, and building materials and trash that had been dumped were removed from the front and rear of the property, said Pohl, with the Whitmer campaign. "The property is safe and secure."

Powers, the neighbor, noted it’s been two years since the property was bought and said he doesn’t see a reason why it hasn't been rehabilitated.

“I don’t think it’s hard. You’ve got to put the effort in,” said Powers, who told The News he was not familiar with Gilchrist but thinks “it’s crazy” that the owner of the blighted apartment building is the running mate of the Democratic candidate for governor. “A lot of places around here have been fixed up.”

Across the street is a lot that Powers said has long been vacant. The property to the other side of the Gilchrist property is also vacant with open windows and signs that say “private property.”

Powers said overall the area is “on the rebuild” and he’s seen progress with many formerly vacant properties nearby, Powers said. On Monday morning, two work men were clearing debris from a property on the corner down from Gilchrist's dilapidated building.

Schuette visited the property Saturday and filmed a campaign video from outside a perimeter fence.
“There’s kids riding on the sidewalk nearby, no security,” Schuette said. “(Gilchrist's) not living here. How’d you like to be his neighbor? Yet he wants to be part of running the state of Michigan? You wouldn’t want to hire him because he’s not making sure this property is safe for people and his neighbors here in the city of Detroit.”

Pohl called it a "desperate" attack from Schuette that he does not think voters will buy. 
“Every poll shows Bill Schuette losing badly to Gretchen Whitmer, so now he’s attacking her running mate to distract voters from the fact that Schuette filed nine lawsuits to rip health care away from Michigan families," he said, referencing legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act that Schuette was part of as attorney general.

Asked Friday if her campaign was aware of the property when it vetted Gilchrist to be her running mate, Whitmer said she had “a conversation about it” but told reporters “the imminent need to remedy it was not something we appreciated until relatively recently.”

The situation “requires immediate attention, and it’s being given that,” she said Friday. But Whitmer argued the condition of the property has little to do with Gilchrist’s ability to help run state government.

“Give me a break,” she said. “You know, Garlin wanted to come make an investment in the city of Detroit. He was excited to come back home. ... Obviously, people have bumps, and he’s trying to do his best to get it remedied, and I’m confident he will."

When she announced Gilchrist as her running mate in mid-August, the former Senate minority leader called him a “tech guru” who could help her “get things done.” 

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Charlie LeDuff & Bill Schuette Call Out Garlin Gilchrist On His Election and Detroit Land Bank Authority Property

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"Qui tam pro dominio rege quam pro se
ipso in hac parte sequitur"

Did anyone bring popcorn?
If Bill was speaking with his Attorney General hat on, he could, if he wanted to, take legal action to remove Garlin from his state certified candidacy through a Writ of Mandamus in the Court of Claims.

Or, he could do a Quo Warranto, but he is not very good at those, besides, it would make for such a messy legal conflation when it comes to the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

Bill may have to subpoena me in support of his claim.

That would be fun considering the Primary Election is still not certified or recorded by the Secretary of State Board of Canvassers.

I wonder if Perkins Coie would represent Gretch and Garlin?

Here, we have two gubernatorial candidates who have, both, participated in allowing foreign insurgencies through the Grand Fraud of Detroit, which has resulted in multiple federal investigations into the activities of both Bill and Gretch, who both refuse to speak upon anything related to the outlandish culture of public corruption which led to the fake bankruptcies (yes, the plural is intentional), resulting in stealin' the children, the land and the votes.

Garlin Gilchrist, unfortunately, was groomed to be used as another spokestoken, being one who will spew whatever talking points are handed to him, in order to secure that surreptitiously elected title of nobility because he does not know any better and is politically expendable.

Have no fear, there are many, many other property owners who have acquired properties from the Detroit Land Bank Authority that remain in the same, blighted condition, with nothing done about it.

Let us just sit back and watch to see what happens next.

LeDuff: Screw You, Detroit! Whitmer's Pick Lets House Go to Hell

♦ Update: Garlin Gilchrist II issues a fuller response.

By Charlie LeDuff
Gretchen Whitmer should forget about the damn roads for a minute. She's got problems with the damn house.

When Whit tapped Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate for governor in August, she thought she'd solved a few problems for herself and the Democrats, who are fielding an all white, all female slate for statewide offices.

Gilchrist II is black. He's got a penis. He's a millennial. And he's from Detroit where she's not popular.

When Gretch introduced the relatively unknown Deuce, she downplayed his utter lack of political experience, the least experience in Michigan history of the lieutenant governor: "I wanted someone who's got my back," she crowed.

The duplex at 253 Marston.
But Detroiters in the North End neighborhood don't care about her back. It's his backyard that's got them pissed. They call him a slum speculator.

Absentee Owner
As it happens, Gilchrist is an absentee owner of a blighted duplex at 253 Marston. The rotting building hulks next to another occupied duplex. Mattresses molder in the Deuce's back yard. The sewage trench in the back is a yawning gape. It has no back door.

Some windows are boarded up.

Bricks and plywood litter the front yard. The grass is unmowed. The walls inside are stripped to the studs.
Children live next door to this.

"He's holding, waiting for the price to go up," said Tommy McCray, 55, a lifelong resident of the neighborhood. "There's a school boy in that apartment right there next to it. Some homeless lights the place on fire, the boy's the first to go. It's disgusting." (See McCray in video below).

Featured_garlin_gilchrist__from_him_31815Gilchrist came to own the property, in the red-hot and rapidly gentrifying neighborhood north of Grand Boulevard, more than two years ago. He bought the property from the troubled Detroit Land Bank as part of Mayor Mike Duggan's 50% discount plan for city employees to encourage them to move back into Detroit.

Gilchrist II paid just $13,500.

One caveat of the deal is that the owner must hold the property for three years, or turn over a piece of the profit to the city. Another caveat is that buyers like Gilchrist II must rehabilitate the property within six months. If not, the city can take it back. Not only has the city not done so, Deuce has never been issued a blight ticket.

"He got power," McCray said. "The rest of us get tickets for having our trash cans out too long. The city takes your property if you don't fix it up. Not him."

Profiteering Hipster
Gretch and the Dems are promoting Gilchrist II as a socially conscious black man from the city, who once worked for Obama and is an expert at Twitter. Black, notwithstanding, the neighbors here view him as another profiteering hipster from the suburbs. A guy with connections, a guy who used to work for the mayor, a guy who's out for himself.

"They wouldn't let something like that go on in Farmington," McCray said.

(Gilchrist II moved to Detroit four years ago from Washington DC and lives in a half-million dollar loft in Corktown. As a child, he lived and attended elementary, middle and high school in the toney suburb of Farmington.)

When reached by telephone, Gilchrist II admitted he was the owner of 235 Marston and said he was trying to come up with financing to fix the joint up.

"No, I'm not a speculator," he insisted. "I'm trying to fix it up. I'm trying to find the money right now."

When asked if his political connections were helping him to keep a building he was no longer entitled to own, Deuce said: "Thank you for calling me."

He is polite, if nothing else.

Managing Finances
It gives one little confidence to know that a man asking to hold the second highest position in a state with a $57 billion budget can't manage finances on a rental property that endangers the lives of children and adults alike.

Then again, what's really expected out of a lieutenant governor but a few cheap votes? The job doesn't seem all that taxing. Brian Calley, was able to do it while earning an M.B.A from Harvard, as Flint was being poisoned.

If you think it's Whitmer's Republican opponent Bill Schuette who tipped me off, you'd be wrong. It was the citizens of the North End.

"They all the same," McCray said, inspecting Deuce's open sewer trench. "None of them really gives a damn. Man, somebody's gonna get hurt in that."

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 10.2 When Brennan Goes Low, You Can't Let Browder And Deripaska Hide

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Day 10.1 The Browder-Otto-Deripaska CIA Weapons Channel - Brennan/McCabe Approved

Do not forget about the trafficking tiny humans!

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DOJ: San Diego Woman Charged in Federal Indictment Alleging Ponzi Scheme that Claimed to Offer Investments in Construction Loans

This was creative but I still say no one can compete with the real property fraud schemes in Michigan, particularly when you are put up against the demolition contracts of the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

          SANTA ANA, California – A San Diego woman has been arrested on federal fraud and identity theft charges that allege she ran a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme in which she solicited funds from investors by falsely claiming their money would be used to make short-term construction loans to other investors seeking to defer capital gains taxes through “1031 like-kind exchanges.”
          Susan Margaret Werth, 57, was arrested by FBI special agents at her residence on October 4. Later that day, after being transported to United States District Court in Santa Ana, Werth entered a not guilty plea to charges contained in a four-count indictment returned on October 3 by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles.
          The indictment charges Werth with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft related to the alleged scheme she ran out of two San Diego-based companies, Commercial Exchange Solutions, Inc. (CES) and Exchange Solutions Company, Inc. (ESC).
          Werth and others working at her direction allegedly solicited millions of dollars from victims by falsely claiming their funds would be used to provide short-term construction loans to clients who were engaged in like-kind exchanges of commercial properties. According to the indictment, a 1031 like-kind exchange is a method of deferring the payment of capital gains taxes pursuant to section 1031 of the tax code in which a taxpayer sells an investment property and reinvests the proceeds to buy a like-kind investment property of equal or greater value.
          Werth falsely promised victims that their investments were risk-free and 100 percent guaranteed by CES’s “collateral account” at Wells Fargo Bank, according to the indictment. Werth allegedly lulled victims by creating fictitious Wells Fargo bank statements to show that CES had an account with a balance of $7.2 million, as well as fabricating emails she claimed were from an employee of Wells Fargo Asset Management. Werth also falsely told investors that her companies were investing in properties that had been evaluated by the international valuation firm of Duff & Phelps.
          In return for their short-term investments of 30 to 90 days, Werth promised victims a rate of return of at least 15 percent.
          According to the indictment, “[i]n truth and in fact, as defendant Werth then well knew, the representations described above were false and fraudulent in that defendant Werth operated CES/ESC as a Ponzi scheme, in which the vast majority of its incoming revenue was comprised of victim-investor funds, which defendant Werth used to repay prior victim-investors, to pay her personal expenses, to withdraw cash, to repay investors’ principal, and to make fictitious profit payments to some investors.”
          The identity theft charges stem from communications Werth allegedly sent under the names of the Well Fargo employee and an employee of Duff & Phelps
          An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
          If she were to be convicted of the charges in the indictment, Werth would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for each of the wire fraud charges, as well as a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence for identity theft.
          At her arraignment last week, Werth was released on a $100,000 bond. She was ordered to stand trial in United States District Court in Santa Ana on November 27.
          On October 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint in this matter that alleges Werth raised approximately $26 million in her Ponzi scheme, and spent $2 million to fund her personal lifestyle.
          The case against Werth is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
          This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Valerie Makarewicz of the Tax Division.

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DOJ: Hialeah Check Casher Pleads Guilty to Laundering Over $100 million in Healthcare, Mortgage and Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Proceeds

I bet we could find far more sophisticated Medicaid, Medicare, Mortgage and Tax schemes in Detroit and Michigan.

I will compare two legal findings just as soon as Matt and the crew do their thing.

A Hialeah check casher pled guilty yesterday to laundering over $100 million in proceeds of healthcare, mortgage and identity theft tax refund fraud.
Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
Evelio Suarez, 53, of Miramar, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. to one count of money laundering.  Surarez is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Scola on December 18, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.
According to the agreed upon factual proffer and court documents, from 2013 through 2015 (the “relevant period”), Suarez controlled a number of check-cashing stores located in Hialeah, Florida (the “Suarez Stores”). During this period, the defendant caused the cashing of checks at the Suarez Stores that were the proceeds of fraudulent activity, including identity-theft tax refund fraud, health care fraud, and mortgage fraud.  On numerous occasions, Suarez cashed individual fraudulent Medicare checks exceeding $200,000 and individual U.S. Treasury tax refund checks exceeding $150,000.  Suarez knew that the checks had been obtained from fraudulent activity and, on occasion, knowingly accepted fake identification documents. 
According to the factual proffer, because Suarez knew the funds came from illegal sources, the defendant charged an additional fee on top of the standard fee charged by the check-cashing stores.  Suarez charged this as a personal fee that he took in cash from the stores.  Suarez also often withheld money from the checks and falsely claimed to the scammers that the money from their checks had been frozen by the banks or the authorities. 
According to the factual proffer, during the relevant period, Suarez knowingly cashed at least $100 million in checks that came from either identity-theft tax refund fraud, healthcare fraud or mortgage fraud. 
U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and FBI in this matter.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael N. Berger and Yisel Valdes.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Bill Schuette & Gretchen Whitmore Have A Special Kind Of Detroit Land Bank Authority Election Obstacle - Garlin Gilchrist

In honor of Marcia Yakes
A victim of forced migration by the
Detroit Land Bank Authority
Much love: 9-25-2015
It seems we have ourselves another one of those Detroit Land Bank Authority campaign finance bribery schemes.

I am sitting on pins and needles, waiting, patiently, to find out about all the elected officials who have acquired properties from the Detroit Land Bank Authority to look the other way to its SIGTARP investigation.

In the spirit of fuchsia...

Garlin Gilchrist could lose Detroit property over blight

Detroit — Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, is at risk of losing a fire-damaged duplex he bought from the city if he doesn't clean up the property by Monday, city officials said late Friday.

It would be wise to at least clean up your property while running for public office.

The issue has become fresh ammunition for Gilchrist's Republican opponents who accuse him of "slumlord-like behavior."

Gilchrist, who is Gretchen Whitmer's running mate, bought the duplex apartment in August 2016 in the North End neighborhood for $27,000 from the Detroit Land Bank Authority, city records show. Gilchrist's ownership of the 253 Marston St. property and its condition were first reported by Deadline Detroit. The land bank is the city agency that controls property lost in tax foreclosure. The land bank is the largest landowner in the city.

Wait a minute. Where did he come up with $27,000 and where did it go considering the fact that he did not give me the check, since I was the Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Land Bank Authority at the time.  Seriously, just ask Bill Schuette.  He will vouch for me.

I bet Mike Duggan gave him that house.  We should ask them both, in separate rooms.

Usually, the buyer must repair and have the property occupied within six months, according to land bank rules. But because Gilchrist bought a larger property, an eight-unit apartment building, compared to a single-family home usually sold by the land bank, he has been given more time to do repairs, said land bank spokeswoman Alyssa Strickland late Friday. 
Still, the land bank "finds the current condition of the exterior ... to be unacceptable."

Oh, I remember that reconveyance language in the jacked up quiet title action for those fake quit claim deeds.  The Detroit Land Bank Authority made that six month stuff up.  Seriously.  How could they enforce language in a contract with an entity that had Title Source cash the checks for them because they never incorporated.  There is no city code on that.

Gilchrist was given until Monday to provide proof the exterior of the property is clean and secure.

Dude, go clean it up.

"If Mr. Gilchrist fails to provide the requested evidence of clean-up at his property, the Detroit Land Bank Authority will issue a notice of reconveyance," the statement said, which means the city agency will take back the property.

Oh, this should be good.  I can issue notices, too.  Wanna see?


Garlin should sue the Detroit Land Bank Authority, on behalf of all the people of Detroit who have previously purchased properties to later have them snatched back because they could not secure funding or repair within the fake time frame due to the dirty deeds, but he will not, because his handlers will be mad and it would be a messy obstacle in the gubernatorial campaigns.

Exterior of the house at 253 Marston St. in Detroit.

Gilchrist issued a statement Friday, saying he's "exhausted his personal resources" to do extensive repairs to the duplex at 253 Marston and is trying to continue repairs by securing a loan. City records show Gilchrist filed permits for electrical work to be done in 2016.

I bet one of the reasons why he cannot get financing is because the deed is a hot mess, if it even has the proper lot numbers and address on the deed.

"The apartment building is not in the state that I want it to be in, even with the significant progress that has been made thus far," Gilchrist's statement read.

If you think it is hard to rehab an apartment building, how do you think it is for people in Detroit who rode out the Grand Fraud (that is what I am calling it for now on)?  Oh, I forgot, that is that no-no subject of poverty no one in Detroit is supposed to talk about.

He added "it has been a struggle to secure a loan" in part due "to my pursuits of elected office in 2017 and now again in 2018." Gilchrist unsuccessfully ran for Detroit City Clerk last year.

All I have to say is that it is quite obvious you are not in the clique, because, if you were, you Michael Brady would have hooked you up with a New York Bank of Mellon mortgage that they would have wiped out for you in another quiet title action so you would have the cash to fix it up. 

"I remain committed to securing the financing, ending the holding pattern that this project has been in, and bringing the apartment building renovation to completion as soon as possible."

No one is going to lend to you because it is Corporate Shape Shifter under federal investigation of the U.S. Treasury.  If you are going to run for public office, it would behoove you to find out about the federal investigations going on in the State.  It is public information, you know.

Whitmer said after the Friday night gubernatorial debate that her campaign had known about Gilchrist's property but was not fully aware that immediate action was needed. "He's doing his best to get it remedied, and I'm confident he will," she said.

Sssshhh.... Gretchen did know about the Detroit Land Bank Authority because she was over there at Dickerson Wright, one of the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) who worked on the Grand Fraud of Detroit.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette pounced on the revelation, describing Gilchrist's actions as "slumlord-like behavior."

I knew Bill was going to do a comeback.

Hey Bill, did you know there is a strong possibility that there are fake absentee voting ballots coming from those apartments?  You should check on that for me.

"Garlin Gilchrist has shown he is too extreme for Michigan based on his negligent handling of this property, his past support of Hamas, criticism of Israel and its supporters and other radical positions,” said Stu Sandler, spokesman for the Schuette campaign in a written statement Friday.

Well, golly gee, Billy! You know the Detroit Land Bank Authority did not possess any instrument of authority because you called me a Public Nuisance in the Court of Claims when I snitched on you for not doing anything about foreign entities coming into Michigan stealin'.

The anti-Israel charge is a continuation of the Republican attack campaign that's based on a Gilchrist 2009 tweet that he later apologized for. Gilchrist is the executive director of the Center of Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan, a position from which he plans to take a leave if elected in November.

Oh, that is rich.

Whitmer on Friday countered that Gilchrist, a native who had lived in Washington state and Washington D.C., wanted to make an investment in the city and "was excited to come back home."

"He's a great return story of the kind of people we want to come back to Michigan," Whitmer said. "Obviously people have bumps, and he's trying to do his best to get it remedied, and I'm confident he will."

"The kind of people we want to come back to Michigan"? Oooo, Gretchen, you may want to rethink that statement.  It comes across as a bit, how shall we say, "selective" in choice of forced migration. What about us? We live here, in Michigan, in Detroit, in extreme poverty? Drats! I said that word again.

The controversy comes the same day as the first gubernatorial debate between Whitmer and Schuette at 7 p.m. in Grand Rapids. The debate will be live streamed online at detroitnews.com and simulcast on several other television stations around the state.

It was plastic.  I did not even watch.

Bill and Gretchen should refer this matter to SIGTARP for further investigation.

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