Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CONYERS Condemns Insulting Statement By DeVos On HBCUs

Washington, DC – Congressman John Conyers, Jr (MI-14) today released the following statement:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“Last night, the Department of Education published a press release with a quote from Secretary of Education Betsy Devos that is shocking and insulting. In her statement, Mrs. Devos says that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were “started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education,” and that therefore they are “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.”

“Let’s be clear, HBCUs were started because of Jim Crow laws. Black students did not “choose” HBCUs over the all-white colleges -- they were barred from attending due to their race. This statement by Mrs. Devos reveals either a stunning ignorance of history on the part of the person tasked with overseeing our nation’s education system, or an inability to acknowledge our nation’s shameful history of racial discrimination in education, both public and private.

“These statements are not surprising.  Mrs. Devos’s “work” in Michigan pushing for an education system that increases segregation, improves schools for wealthy students, and destroys choices in minority and underserved communities, should have disqualified her from serving in her current position.   As should the fact that neither she nor her family have ever attended or worked in a public school, and she appears to be wholly ignorant of even the basic principles of either teaching or educational management.

“Every day of this administration brings a new level of incompetence and insincerity. Yesterday’s attempt to whitewash the stain of segregation into an argument for privatizing our public schools is perhaps a new low in her current position.  I condemn this misguided statement, and I urge her to continue meeting with the leadership of our nation’s HBCUs to better understand their mission and how the Department can better adopt policies to expand equal access to quality education.”

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Day 128 - Hillary's Henchmen, The Awan Brothers Saga Continues

We're the Awan Brothers the Capital Hill Burglars This Month?

Day 128 - Hillary's Henchmen, Awan Brothers Saga Deepens
Two New Awan Family Members Emerge

Hillary's Henchmen, Muslim Brotherhood Donors
MB Political Donations Have a Price - MB Operatives in US Gov't

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CONYERS Statement for the Markup of H. Res. 111, Resolution of Inquiry


Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I strongly support this important resolution of inquiry.

In the days leading up to consideration of this resolution, I have had ten names on my mind:

Edward Hutchinson.  Henry Smith.  Charles Sandman.  Charles Wiggins.  David Dennis.  Wiley Mayne.  Delbert Latta.  Trent Lott.  Carlos Moorhead.  Joseph Maraziti.

These men, of course, were the ten members of this Committee who, in the summer of 1974, voted against all three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. 

Looking back, it seems obvious to us that these members misjudged the moment. For political or personal reasons, they refused to engage with mounting evidence that the President had violated both the law and his oath of office.

I was here, later that summer, when the Supreme Court ruled that the White House owed this Committee full and unedited copies of conversations recorded in the Oval Office.

I watched my colleagues react to the so-called “smoking gun” tape, in which the President ordered his staff to obstruct the FBI’s investigation of the Watergate break in.

I saw the looks on the faces of those ten members as they each, one after another, reversed themselves and stated their intention to support impeachment on the House floor. 
           
For some of these men, the reversal came too late.  Their initial decision to place party over duty cost them a future in politics.

The Resolution under consideration today is, of course, not as weighty a matter as a vote on articles of impeachment.

A resolution of inquiry is merely a request for information.  In this case, Mr. Nadler has asked the Attorney General for information related to ongoing investigations that directly affect White House personnel.  He has also asked for information about the President’s decision not to distance himself from his businesses in any meaningful way.

These matters fall directly within the jurisdiction of this Committee.  It is our official responsibility to investigate them.  And it is perfectly appropriate that we ask the Department of Justice for information to further that investigation.

I know that there is resistance to this proposal.  Many of my colleagues do not want us to investigate President Trump or his associates. 

Perhaps they are unconvinced by near-daily reports of ongoing contact between the President’s advisors and the government of Vladimir Putin.

Perhaps they agree with the President’s belief that conflict-of-interest laws do not apply to his office—although I note that this resolution makes reference to the Foreign Emoluments Clause and to nine federal statutes that clearly apply to the President and prohibit some of his current behavior.

Perhaps my colleagues simply hope these problems will go away.  But they will not go away.  And I believe that we have a responsibility, to our constituents and to our Constitution, to ask these questions until they are fully and satisfactorily answered. 

One of the privileges of being Dean of the House is that, after he is elected, I get to administer the Oath of Office to the Speaker.

Each of us has taken that oath: to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to faithfully discharge the duties of the office.

The resolution before us is an opportunity to be faithful to that oath—to do the jobs we were put here to do, and get to the truth of these matters at the Department of Justice.

I think about those ten names from the summer of 1974, and I wonder how history will judge us today.
           
I urge my colleagues to support the Nadler resolution.  I thank the Chairman, and I yield back.
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CONYERS: Statement In Opposition to H.R. 1215, the So-Called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017”

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
Today’s markup of H.R. 1215, the so-called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” is the twelfth time since 1995 that we have considered legislation intended to deny victims of medical malpractice and defective medical products the ability to be made whole and to hold wrongdoers accountable.

This measure has repeatedly failed because of its many problems, including its trampling of states’ rights. But the Majority is now rushing it to markup as part of their chaotic attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act - even though it will directly impede Americans’ access to safe quality medical care. 

There are so many problems with this bill that I would need 5 hours to discuss them all, but because I have only 5 minutes, here are just a few.

To begin with, H.R. 1215 like so many other civil justice bills we have considered – deeply intrudes on state sovereignty.

Tort law is supposed to be the domain of states. Yet this bill preempts medical malpractice and product liability law in many states. In particular, H.R. 1215 preempts state law governing joint and several liability, the availability of damages, the ability to introduce evidence of collateral source benefits, attorneys’ fees, and periodic payments of future damages. 

Members should not be fooled by assertions that the bill preserves state law.  In truth, H.R. 1215 does nothing to address the fundamental concerns about states’ rights previously raised by Members on both sides of the aisle as it intrudes just as deeply as its predecessor bills into areas traditionally determined by the states.

In fact, the rule of construction expressly states that it preempts state law except in very limited circumstances where state law is more favorable to defendants.  And a number of so-called “state flexibility” provisions simply reinforce one-way preemption where the bill supersedes state laws that are generally more favorable to victims, while leaving intact State laws that are more favorable to defendants.

Further yet, this bill would cause real harm by severely limiting the ability of victims to be made whole.
For instance, it imposes an unjustifiably low cap on noneconomic damages.

The bill’s $250,000 aggregate limit for noneconomic damages -- an amount established more than 40 years ago pursuant to a California statute -- would have a particularly adverse impact on women, children, the poor, and other vulnerable members of society.

These groups are more likely to receive noneconomic damages in health care cases because they are less able to establish lost wages and other economic losses. 

Women, for example, are often paid at a lower rate than men, even for the same job, and are also more likely to suffer noneconomic loss, such as disfigurement or loss of fertility.

Imposing a severe limit on noneconomic damages, therefore, hurts them disproportionately.

Whatever the short term savings, the bill would impose broad social and financial costs in the long term, including the additional strains on Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs caused when malpractice victims are denied full restitution.

Finally, the bill unjustifiably provides blanket immunity for health care providers in medical product liability cases.

It is hard to know why a provider should be entitled to blanket immunity for dispensing a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical or medical device.

This provision also has the potential to indirectly shield pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, who may be able to argue successfully in a product liability action that a plaintiff’s injury can be blamed on a provider’s negligence.

Because the provider would be immunized, the injured victim could be left without any recovery.

The law should not be used to create such an unjust result.

For these and many other reasons, I strongly oppose H.R. 1215 and urge the Committee to reject it.

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CONYERS: Statement for the Markup of H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017”

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
I support H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017,” which repeals the antitrust exemption in the McCarran-Ferguson Act for the health insurance business. 

For many years, I have advocated for such a repeal and so I am pleased to see bipartisan support for this position. 

My own bill, H.R. 143, the “Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2017,” would similarly repeal the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for the health insurance business.

It does so for price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation, the most egregious kinds of anticompetitive conduct.  Additionally, my legislation would repeal the exemption for the business of medical malpractice insurance, as this would be another key component of ensuring competition in health care markets.

There are several important reasons why Congress should repeal this antitrust exemption.

To begin with, there is no justification for such a broad antitrust exemption for the business of health insurance.

Congress passed the McCarran-Ferguson Act in response to a 1944 Supreme Court decision finding that the antitrust laws applied to the business of insurance.

Both insurance companies and the states expressed concern about that decision. Insurance companies worried that it could jeopardize certain collective practices like joint rate-setting and the pooling of historical data.  And, the states were concerned about losing their authority to regulate and tax the business of insurance.

To address these issues, McCarran-Ferguson provides that federal antitrust laws apply to the business of insurance only to the extent that it is not regulated by state law which has resulted in a broad antitrust exemption. 

Industry and state revenue concerns, rather than the key goals of protecting competition and consumers, were the primary drivers of the Act.

In passing McCarran-Ferguson, however, Congress initially intended to provide only a temporary exemption and unfortunately gave little consideration to ensuring competition. 

Not surprisingly, 3 Commissioners observed in the 2007 Antitrust Modernization Commission Report that McCarran-Ferguson should be repealed because it has “outlived any utility [it] may have had and should be repealed.” And, another Commissioner stated that the Act is “among the most ill-conceived and egregious examples” of antitrust exemptions and that its repeal “should not be delayed.”

Given the foregoing, I would encourage the Committee to consider a full repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption in the future.

Antitrust exemptions should be exceedingly rare and should be enacted only where strong policy reasons support such exemptions.

It is far from clear that the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption was ever fully justified, and while I support repealing that exemption for health insurance, it would be worth the Committee’s time to look beyond the health insurance sector.

For example, my bill would have also repealed the Act’s antitrust exemption for medical malpractice insurers, given that a lack of competition among such insurers is one of the reasons for high medical malpractice premiums.

Finally, repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for the business of health insurance is a complement, not an alternative, to the Affordable Care Act.

Repealing McCarran-Ferguson, alone, will be insufficient to help patients and other health care consumers obtain affordable health insurance.

We should remember that the House included language almost identical to H.R. 372 in its version of the Affordable Care Act.

This is not an “either/or” situation.  We need both measures to be in place to maximize benefits, improve quality, and lower prices for consumers.

Nonetheless, I support this legislation and urge the Committee to report it favorably.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

President Trump Admits Human Trafficking Is A Problem

Say what you want, but someone just admitted that human trafficking is a really nasty problem.


And it all started in the residuals of the peculiar institution.

Poverty

CPS.

Foster care.

Adoption.

Child welfare.



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ADVISORY: Congressman Nadler Holds Press Conference on Resolution of Inquiry into President Trump Conflicts of Interest, Ethics Violations, and Russia Ties

Press Conference on Resolution of Inquiry into Donald Trump’s business conflicts, ethics violations, and Russia ties.

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 9:15AM (ET)

WHERE:  HVC Studio A

WHO:      Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10)
                  Members supporting the Resolution of Inquiry 


On February 28, 2017, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will hold a press conference ahead of the House Judiciary Committee markup of his Resolution of Inquiry (H.Res. 111) directing the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with any and all information relevant to an inquiry into President Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and Russia ties.  Congressman Nadler’s Resolution of Inquiry, which House Republicans scheduled the same day as President Trump’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress, will be the first legislative item Members of Congress will have to vote on concerning conducting an investigation into Donald Trump.

MEDIA RSVP: Only Capitol-accredited media are eligible to attend. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Daniel Schwarz at Daniel.Schwarz@mail.house.gov or(202) 225-5635.

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CONYERS Condemns Trump DOJ Support of Regressive Voter ID Laws In Texas

Washington, Dc – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement after the Department of Justice reversed its previous stance and now supports Texas officials’ attempts to target minority voters:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“With this decision, the Trump administration has officially embarked on a mission of voter suppression and proven the critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ nomination to head the Department of Justice correct.  There is no question that defenders of the right to vote are on notice that we must be vigilant in protecting the civil rights of all Americans and that every vote counts.  Ultimately, this question will wind up in the Supreme Court, making the nomination and confirmation process immediately critical to the voting rights of the minority community and every voter.  The legal battle for 2018 has begun.”

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The New Face Of Child Welfare Fraud: Ashton Kutcher, Databases & Human Trafficking

You know something is afoul when you have an individual testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations where he, and his wife. could not keep a straight face.

 
The testimony should be considered as a kick off for its final objective, and that is billing where I have recently voiced my concerns that the "re-engineering" of foster care initiative is nothing more than a free-for-all in the implementation of privatized billing schemes and absolute access to what should be considered as a human trafficking database, devoid of any public scrutiny.

Upon reading the submitted congressional testimony, it was found that there was no mention on why this "foster care to human trafficking pipeline" exists.


There was no mention of poverty being the crime of abuse and neglect, neither was there any mention of the lack of civil rights, the horrid conditions of drugging, rape, torture in foster care, nor the fact that these child welfare workers have the right to lie in a court of law to keep these children in foster care.

There was no mention of addressing the ills of poverty or the lack of access to resources.

There was no mention of being charged, without notice, placed on a central registry, without notification or the ability to enter a plea, neither acknowledgment of not being afforded the right to face one's accuser, or being tried as guilty until proven innocent.

If Ashton Kutcher claims to have saved so many foster children from the sex trafficking the industry, then why is it that no one from the foster care leadership communities has stepped forward to even state in the public record that this issue is so pervasive in child welfare, to even justify the activities of this new initiative?

The only thing this testimony promoted was a new fraud scheme to hustle money from the failed system of child welfare.

One would think if there is a need to further assist youth aging out of foster care, and those who just ran away, then that would be a red flag identifying just how bad the child welfare system is.

But, no.

There was much push for more privatization, without any topics being broached on the fact that privatization has no oversight nor a civil rights database.

What is even more questionable is why U.S. Senator John McCain is participating in anything dealing with human trafficking.

McCain Institute Caught Stealing Millions In Child Trafficking Donations

I am still waiting, for anyone besides myself, to speak out on these databases and their predictive modeling for financial sustainability.

Who is watching the watcher?

As of right now, the watchers are the same ones who have always watched over the children, in the name of the tax exempt God.

Having the financial and technical support of Google and Palantir, Kutcher is positioned as the spokesperson for Thorn as what I consider as another Clinton Global Initiative nefarious child welfare front to establish the next generational system to suck the Social Security Trust Fund, dry through its partner, the Hack Foster Care Silicon Valley Summit.

There is not one mention of any form of fraud prevention in billing, which will be Medicaid or the fact that foster care prepares children for human trafficking.

Why does foster care prepare children for human trafficking, well, if you want to track humans, what better way than starting with the child.

Ashton Kutcher Claims He Helped Cops Save Way More Sex-Trafficking Victims Than Authorities Say They've Found


On Wednesday, actor Ashton Kutcher testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on behalf of Thorn, an anti-sexual exploitation organization he co-founded with Demi Moore. Thorn's main project is Spotlight, a cloud-based data-collection and analysis tool that purportedly helps police find sex traffickers. According to Kutcher's testimony before Sen. John McCain and other U.S. lawmakers, the app—funded by the McCain Foundation—has helped save more than 6,000 U.S. sex-trafficking victims, including 2,000 minors, in the past 12 months.
But there's something fishy about these and other stats put forth about Spotlight. According to Cloudera, the company behind Spotlight's technology, the app was used in 8,305 criminal investigations into sex trafficking between September 2015 and September 2016, identifying 4,624 adult victims and 2,025 minor sex-trafficking victims (defined in the U.S. as anyone under age 18 engaging in prostitution).
These numbers wildly outpace the average number of new criminal investigations into sex trafficking opened in the U.S. each year or average number of victims identified by U.S. law enforcement. For instance, between late 2009 and late 2015, FBI agents working with state and local police across America identified an average of just 175 minor victims per year, according to the Attorney General's 2015 Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons.







The report also notes that in government fiscal-year 2015, the FBI identified around 672 adult and child victims of sex or labor trafficking. The FBI opened 802 human-trafficking investigations (resulting in 453 convictions) that year, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) opened 1,034 sex- or labor-trafficking investigations (and got 51 sex-trafficking convictions). In addition, Uniform Crime Reporting data from the states indicates that 744 investigations into state-level sex-trafficking offenses were opened in 2015.
There's almost certainly overlap between the FBI and state investigations. But even if we count all cases separately, we're looking at a total of 2,580 investigations into sex or labor trafficking—5,725 less cases than Thorn allegedly helped identify in a one-year period.
While final state and federal data from 2016 has not yet been released, the Justice Department did put out a January 2017 report summing up the previous year's efforts to combat human trafficking. It mentions neither a significant increase in the number of victims identified or investigations opened in 2016. The FBI and its human-trafficking task force partners among state and local law-enforcement opened around 1,800 investigations into sex- or labor-trafficking last year.
How can Kutcher's group have helped in dramatically more sex-trafficking investigations than were actually opened across America? I can see two explanations. But first, it's important to note how Spotlight works. While no one involved will divulge specifics—Kutcher told Congress he "can't disclose exactly how it works," and my multiple attempts to communicate with Thorn have gone unanswered—what we do know about the app is that it collects and analyzes adult ads posted to Backpage and similar sites. Using proprietary techniques, Spotlight pinpoints ads allegedly likely to feature sex trafficking.
It's impossible to know how accurate their method is without more details. But the majority of adult ads on Backpage are posted by sex workers themselves, and the people arrested in cops' "human trafficking" stings based on these ads are predominantly sex workers and/or men looking to pay other adults for sex. Police might be looking for trafficking victims when they contact ads featuring young-looking women or certain supposed code words, but when their hunches don't pan out (and this is most of the time), they arrest the target for prostitution.
Considering the data we do have on state and federal human trafficking cases, the only way the numbers from Kutcher's group could make sense is if a) they're counting every red-flag ad Spotlight identifies, regardless of whether these tips are ultimately deemed worthwhile enough to prompt a criminal investigation, or b) they're counting cases of consensual prostitution between adults and lumping all adult sex workers identified into the "adult trafficking victim" numbers.
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Day 127 - Hillary's Henchmen, McCabe Ignoring Awan Brothers Leakers

Navy Seal's Dad Has Right To Know Who Killed His Son

Hillary's Henchmen, Petraeus Child Brides For Arab Sheiks 
Palantir Manages It All

Hillary's Henchmen, McCabe Illegal Flynn Wiretap, Part 3
McCabe Compounds Felonies With Illegal Unmask of Flynn's Identity

Hillary's Henchmen, How To Motivate Operatives
Using SSDI, NA, to fund operatives, push costs to targets

Hillary's Henchmen, Mike Flynn Strikes Back
Retweet Today's Videos To @mflynnjr

Hillary's Henchmen, Adam Schiff Reopens Hillary Investigation - Summary
Awan Brothers and Owens Investigations Lead to Huma's 650K Emails

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hack Foster Care Summit: "Maximizing Revenues, IT Style".


I had significant reservations jumping on this #HackFosterCare bandwagon when it first came out due to the echo chamber of voices, straight out of college.

There were never any discussions pertaining to the rampant fraud, waste and abuse when it comes to fictitious programs, doctored data, or the undocumented human rights violations in foster care.
Of course, there is a famous case, affectionately called, the "Right To Lie" , where, in a nutshell, foster care workers are arguing the right to lie in child abuse and neglect cases, for the best interests of the child, of course.

I called it out as a legal pass for filing false claims.

But, do these Hack Foster Care advocates even mention fraud detection and reporting mechanisms?

Nope.

This is what has led me to believe there are alternative motivations for promoting an initiative based on dirty data, non-cited, of course, and its failure to even mention the cognitive and psychological developmental impairments this population of youth have experienced due to the trauma of being ripped from families and moved around from a  multitude of foster homes.

Click here to compare the Hack Foster Care Summit sources to an actually 2011 study.

There is nothing in the scope of this summit, from what I have gathered to even address human trafficking, which is the real population these programs are targeting, or the realities of living in poverty.

Ultimately, in my distorted, yet on point, obviational mind, I spot another human tracking database.

This database has the neotin characteristics for predictive modeling.

Predictive modeling in child welfare is a way of monitoring targeted populations as future human capital in the form of billable services. (i.e. prisons, foster care, military troops, public education and health care appropriations and funding).

There have even been macabre predictions that these optimizing databases are also integrated with other computerized data systems which monitor the health, legal and financial welfare of the targeted population, considering that these youths are still wards of the state.

And, considering the fact that child welfare operates devoid of any public scrutiny, there are yet to even be established program constraints regarding fair and accurate reporting, external audits, and civil rights protections and reporting.

All in all, since there seems to be a significant interest in this Hack Foster Care re-engineering development within the tech communities, I will continue to monitor.

I just do not understand how one can "re-engineer" something that is a residual of the peculiar institution and has never been analyzed.

Wait, I retract that statement.  Yes, I do know how the #HackFosterCare Summit can re-engineer foster care, and it is all about maximizing revenues, circumventing any fraud controls, IT style, which means you cannot audit for false claims nor criminally prosecute these privatized corporations.

Brilliant.



I will be putting out more information on predictive modeling being the newest form of federal money hustle in the near future because no one else is qualified nor finds ending federal fraud to be fun.

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Day 126 - Hillary's Henchmen, McCabe's Extortions and Entrapments

You Are Worth More To Us Dead

DEA Informants Are So Entrenched They Have Territories

Shifa Gardi Exposes Muslim Brotherhood Organ Harvesting In Mosul

Ratlines Leave Footprints, Especially Organ Harvesting

Like Valerie Plaime, Sometime You Have To Be a NOC

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nadler Calls out Republicans for Trying to Bury Debate on Resolution of Inquiry


They Must Not Shield Trump from Investigation into Russian Ties and Business Conflicts of Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Jerrold Nadler, (NY-10) released the following statement regarding the House Judiciary Committee's scheduling of consideration of H. Res. 111, a Resolution of Inquiry:

"This morning, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee officially gave notice of consideration of H. Res. 111, my Resolution of Inquiry requesting information from the Department of Justice on President Trump's business conflicts and Russia ties, for thisTuesday, February 28.  We can draw a number of conclusions from this announcement—and none of them speak to the courage of the Majority.

“First, House Republicans chose to consider this resolution in committee—as opposed to allowing debate on the House floor—because they would prefer that only a few of their safest members be forced to take a vote on this matter.  The Majority must decide between conducting basic oversight of President Trump, on the one hand, or being complicit in potential misdeeds by Trump and his associates, on the other.  Given their refusal to hold the President accountable so far, they are clearly trying to contain the damage.

“Second, committee leadership has scheduled the markup for Tuesday in an obvious attempt to bury our debate in the heavy media coverage of President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.  I don’t think the effort will succeed.  Across the political spectrum, in poll after poll and at town hall meetings across the country, the American public demands that we investigate critical questions related to the conduct of our elections and the conflicts of interest of our elected officials.

“Third, Chairman Goodlatte also gave notice of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to my resolution, with wording virtually identical to H. Res. 111.  That amendment only exists as a threat to cut off debate on the underlying resolution.  I urge the Chairman not to break from the longstanding practice of the House Judiciary Committee, and to allow a full debate on the resolution of inquiry.  If Republicans choose to block the measure, so be it.  At least we will know where they stand.

“I believe that the public sees this ‘tactical scheduling’ as an act of cowardice.  I predict that any attempt to curtail debate or limit media coverage of our markup will only backfire.  As they say, the eyes of the nation will surely be upon them.

“Given last night's revelations about White House communications with the FBI regarding Trump campaign contacts with Russian intelligence operatives, there can be no adequate reason why the Republicans on the committee should not support this simple request for information.  Members of Congress have an obligation to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch.  I remain hopeful that at least some of my Republican colleagues will carefully consider our oath of office, and choose to support this resolution on Tuesday.  If they do not, we are left to conclude that they are willing to go to any length to shield Americans from getting to the truth."

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Day 125 - Hillary's Henchmen, McCabe Has Been Spying For Hillary A Long Time

McCabe's Spying Goes Back To Bill Impeachment

Brian Podesta's Top Secret Clearance at NCMEC

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 124 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Trump Closes In On FBI Leaker Andrew McCabe

McCabe Calls Priebus, Debunks Russia Hoax, Then Buries The Truth

McCabe's Trip To White Hoax To Shop Russia Hoax Truth Backfires

I Am Shifting the Series to More of a US Focus Now

Enter Joaquin Castro, Muslim Brothers Employer But Righteous Social Justice Warrior

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CONYERS: The White House Is Not Permitted To Pressure The FBI In This Manner


Ranking Member reacts to reports that Trump Team asked FBI to deny Russia ties

Washington, DC – This evening, CNN reports that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked the FBI to “knock down” media reports about communications between the Russian government and associates of President Trump.  If these reports are accurate, the White House may have violated Department of Justice policies established in 2007 and 2009 to limit direct communications about pending investigations between the White House and the FBI.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today issued the following statement in response:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
Tonight’s report should concern all Americans, regardless of party.

“The White House is simply not permitted to pressure the FBI to make public statements about a pending investigation of the President and his advisors.  The Bush and Obama Administrations took steps to limit this sort of back channel communication for the express purpose of protecting the integrity of the Department of Justice and the FBI. This is deeply troubling because of the inappropriate attempt to influence the FBI and because it may reveal a broader effort by the Trump White House to cover up malfeasance during the campaign.  

“A spokesman for the Department suggests that Attorney General Sessions is ‘reviewing’ these guidelines.  The policy seems clear cut to me.  I once again call on the Attorney General to recuse himself from any investigation into the connections between the Trump campaign and the government of Vladimir Putin.  The need for an independent, bipartisan investigation into these matters has never been more clear.

Tomorrow, the Trump Administration will almost certainly attempt to deflect criticism by casting doubt on the officials who brought these communications to the attention of the media.  Again, I ask the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to ensure that whistleblowers within the Department are protected from any kind of retaliation.

“It is past time for House Republicans to engage on this issue.  The Trump team has clear ties to the Russian government—and we ignore those ties at our own peril.”

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 123 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Enter Organ Harvester of Iraq, Dr. Ali al-Attar

The Mosul Operation, Iranian Doctors and Iraqi Soccer Hearts

Andrew McCabe's Extortion "Donation" Racket For Hillary Clinton

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CONYERS Announces 2017 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Nominees

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U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. announces induction nominees for the 2017 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame press conference, February 21, 2017.

2017 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame inductees announced in Detroit

DETROIT - The 2017 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame inductees were announced Tuesday in Detroit. 
The news conference was at 2 p.m. at Bert's Entertainment Complex on Russell Street.

The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame have named 25 artists and industry leaders for possible induction in 2017.

Here's the news release ahead of the announcement:

Among the major artists nominated are Mitch Ryder, New Edition, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Patti LaBelle, Sam & Dave, James Brown, and The Impressions, while non-artists included TV Host and entrepreneur Dick Clark, executives Berry Gordy from Motown, Gamble & Huff of Philadelphia International Records, Clive Davis of Columbia and Arista, and both radio personalities Ernie Durham and Martha the Jean Queen.

Ten(10) music icons from this year's 2017 list will emerge from the voting that will be announced on February 21, at Bert's Entertainment and will be inducted into the Hall on June 11, at The Music Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets will go on sale at the Music Hall box office on February 22, you can order your tickets by calling (313) 887-8500. The new inductees will bring the total for the Hall to 160. Last year's 2016 induction ceremony saw the likes of TV-One founder Cathy Hughes, Dionne Warwick, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Mack Rice, The Supremes.

The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 by former pro basketball player and R&B music activist and historian  LaMont "Showboat" Robinson for his love of R&B music and his large collection of memorabilia. When he decided he wanted to donate some of his rare artifacts to a worthy organization, he found that none existed hall of fame for rhythm and blues artist(s) so he started the organization to recognize the accomplishments of artists in R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Blues.
The Hall of Fame is currently in major discussing with a well know entertainment, music bushiness group in Detroit to build this state-of-the-arts institution.

This year's nominees:

Bobby "Blue" Bland
Dick Clark
Clive Davis
Gamble & Huff
Berry Gordy
Isaac Hayes
Bob Seger
Stevie Wonder
Mitch Ryder
Ernie Durham
Martha Jean the Queen
The Impressions
The Valadiers
Patti LaBelle
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Billy Paul
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Carolyn Crawford
Mary Wells
James Brown
Joe Tex
Carl Carlton
Berry White
Sam & Dave
New Edition

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Day 122 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Malaysia Organ Farm - 700 Kid "Shells" Found

Three Awan Muslim Brothers Still Not Arrested After Sale od State Secrets

Correction - 700 Organ Harvested Kids Are Syrian - Only Making My Case Stronger

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CONYERS Criticizes DHS Memos As Unfairly Targeting Millions Of Non-Violent Individuals For Removal


New Actions May Violate U.S. Law and Treaties

Detroit, MI – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“Today Secretary John Kelly issued two memoranda implementing the recent executive orders on border security and enforcement of the immigration laws.  In doing so, Secretary Kelly has cemented President Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants from the United States.  These policies will wreak havoc on our local businesses, will tear apart families and will betray our values as a nation that protects those who are fleeing persecution.  Make no mistake, these policies are not about common sense governance, they are ideological decisions that are rooted in the fundamental belief that immigrants are a drain on our society. These are disastrous policies that will benefit no one other than the few extreme factions of the anti-immigrant and nativist community.

“Of gravest concern, today’s memoranda will dramatically expand the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement efforts by no longer “exempt[ing] classes or categories of removable aliens” and specifically including anyone who has “committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense,” such as improper entry or even jaywalking.  This would include virtually all undocumented individuals in America in stark contrast to Mr. Trump’s promises to target criminal aliens. 

“Additional provisions in today’s memoranda also trample long held notions of due process and fairness, result in a massive and unprecedented increase in detention, dramatically increase efforts to turn local law enforcement agents into immigration agents (including those with records of racial profiling and police misconduct), significantly limit access to asylum and other humanitarian protections, and deny vital protections for children fleeing persecution and terror.  Individually and collectively, these actions are in potential violation of U.S. law and international treaties, including the Trafficking Victim Protection Act.”

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Day 121 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Enter Peter Thiel's Palatir With DynCorp Space Contracts

Medishare - Heart In A Box Connection, Sow A Seed

Could Covert Group Really Exist In America? You Don't Know DynCorp

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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Michigan Education Plan: Poverty, Privatize & Profit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants to close Detroit schools due to poor performance.

Detroit school closure plan draws objections

Detroit educators and lawmakers said Monday they want the state to toss out any plan to close failing Detroit public schools and work with them to create a better solution.

In January, the state identified Michigan public schools that have ranked in the bottom 5 percent for 2014, 2015 and 2016. As many as 24 of 119 Detroit schools could be shuttered as soon as this summer, with another 25 in 2018 if they remain among the state’s lowest performers another year.

Under the Snyder administration and the leadership of "The Elected Ones", test scores across the state precipitously decline.

Michigan test score gains worst in nation

A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.

The study, by University of Michigan professor Brian A. Jacob, of scores of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), also found that Michigan students were at the bottom of the list when it comes to proficiency growth in the four measures of the exam.

That analysis comes less than six months after the release of the Michigan’s Talent Crisis report by Education Trust-Midwest that found Michigan’s students are falling far behind their peers across the nation. The ETM report found that Michigan is in the bottom 10 states for key subjects and grades, including early literacy.

Under the Snyder administration and the leadership of "The Elected Ones", child poverty rates continue to perspicuously climb.

Child poverty increases in 80 of 83 Michigan counties, hurts child well-being

Much of the data in this report is incomplete, but, on a side note, I consider anything published through the Michigan Children's Trust Fund, a secret propaganda operation arm of the privatization proponents.

Under the Snyder administration and the leadership of "The Elected Ones", quality of life for children in Michigan is perspicaciously reported, yet continuously ignored.

It is quite difficult to learn and succeed in school when "The Elected Ones" refuse to admit in public that domestic policies are created and perpetuated these conditions of poverty.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Flint Water Crisis Report 2017 by Beverly Tran on Scribd


Snyder proposes cut for private, homeschooled students

Snyder's proposal is not going to please Michigan's Best Christian, Betsy DeVos and her plans to profit from her position at the U.S. Department of Education.

Keep them poor.  Make them sick.  Then privatize layers of services to bill Medicaid, in the name of the tax exempt God.

I guess that is what is called "reaching one's fullest potential".

The "P's" have it:  Poverty, Privatize & Profit.

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Day 120 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Assange Tweets About CIA $600 Contract With WaPo 

Russian Ambassador Churkin Probably Won't Press Kosovo Organ Harvesting Inquiry Now

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 119 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Enter Barth Green, Medishare, and George Soros

Enter the Wolf of Wall Street, Steve Feinberg, to Investigate Chicken Disappearances
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 118 - DynCorp Harvest, Killing Is Good Business

Enter the Bodysnatchers of New York and Miami

How DynCorp Organized Crime In America With PROMIS

DoD Has A Plan For the US. They Didn't Just Think off It
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Friday, February 17, 2017

CONYERS & THOMPSON Condemn Reports Of Trump's Military Deportation Force


Washington, DC – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), today released the following joint statement in response to reports that President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security had plans to use the National Guard to round up and deport undocumented immigrants:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“This draft memo shows the depths that Donald Trump will go to implement his callous “deportation force” and instill panic and fear among immigrant families and communities throughout this nation.

“It is completely outrageous and disturbing that this document, generated from within the highest levels of this country’s government, would even contemplate using our military on our own soil to round up immigrants. Additionally, the memo outlines cruel and draconian changes to how this country would treat unaccompanied children and would force millions of others into detention with escalating costs.  This should be of concern to all Americans.  

“Whether or not the memo is implemented, it will undoubtedly lead to fear and intimidation in our communities, which are already reeling from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s raids. We call on Secretary Kelly to immediately come forward and not only disavow this memo, but explain how it even came into existence.”

White House Denies It Weighed Using National Guard as Deportation Force

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration denied on Friday that it was considering using National Guard troops as a deportation force to round up undocumented immigrants, rebutting a report by The Associated Press that cited an 11-page memorandum describing such an effort.
A senior administration official at the Department of Homeland Security said the memo in the news report was an early draft that never made it to the secretary and was not seriously considered by the department.
The A.P. said the memo called for the militarization of immigration enforcement by authorizing state governors to mobilize up to 100,000 National Guard troops to find people who are not authorized to be in the United States and send them home.
The troops would be acting to carry out President Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order, in which he directed the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and called for a more aggressive effort to deport undocumented immigrants.
Increasing the number of people deported will require more resources at the border and in the nation’s interior. Mr. Trump’s order called for a larger number of border patrol and customs agents, but that would require more money from Congress, something that is many months away, at best.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/us/politics/national-guard-illegal-immigrants-report.html?_r=1

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