Friday, September 20, 2019

OVERSIGHT: Live: House Oversight Subcommittees hold hearing on 'Confronting Violent White Supremacy' - Candice Owens & Her #coloredrevolution Failure

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"Blackout"
Candice's plan to save the U.S.
Just as a scientist uses science, a racist uses race.

How to stop radicalization.
  1. Stop steailn' the children, land and vote;
  2. Confront Violent Black Supremacy;
  3. Stop using arcane human asset property management heirarchic measurement labels;
  4. Acknowledge that the U.S. never abolished slavery and continues to promulgate slave ownership policies in segregation;
  5. Never allow Candice Owens to ever speak into the congressional record, again, because, in lieu of a citation of one law, be it scientific or theoretic, in statute or code, she, instead launched a #coloredrevolution of false claims by failing to define she uses to measure what "black" is, thus, perpetuates the dumbing down of America in psuedoscientific propaganda, via her foreign benefactors of Prager University Foundation #coloredrevolution.
  6. Candice Owens is supported by Mike Cernovich
  7. Candice Owens did not register under FARA; and,
  8. None of the witnesses signed a Truth in Testimony Statement.
Have a great day.


Witnesses

Dr. Kathleen Belew
Assistant Professor of U.S.History and the College, The University of Chicago
Dr. Joshua Geltzer
Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, on behalf of Georgetown Law
Ms. Katrina Mulligan
Managing Director for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Ms. Candace Owens
Founder, Blexit, Host, Candace Owens Show

Documents

116th Congress

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Cernovich Sends Sacraficial Trollie Trolls To Honor The Celestial Goddess Of The Woodshed

Such wonderful manna has been bestowed upon me from the cyber heavens!

Mike Cernovich delivers unto me his sacraficial armies of Trollie Troll bloggers.

Cerno put out a call to arms.

I watched.

Everyone, meet Margo Logan.

Check out Margo Logan (@MargoLogan): https://twitter.com/MargoLogan?s=09

https://childcareinwashingtonstate.blogspot.com/?m=1

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

UAW Strike - Day 3 - Congressional Hearing Dropped In The Negotiation Plan - TARP

It seems there are those in Congress who possess the political fortitude to prepare hearings on decades of UAW corruption.

Unfortunately, it seems these brave "Elected Ones" are just going to have to breakdown and speak upon TARP, but probably not, because we are probably going to see the art of deflection.

Have no fear, the UAW has a formidable history that shall not be bleachedbitted, and it all started in Detroit, but no one will #sayhisname.

GOP lawmakers call for hearing on 'widespread, brazen lawbreaking' at UAW

Striking UAW members walk the picket line at the main entrance of GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant Monday afternoon.Washington — Republican lawmakers on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee are calling for Congress to investigate what they call  "widespread, brazen lawbreaking" at the United Auto Workers union.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, and his colleague U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, wrote in a letter to the top ranking Democrats on the Democratic-controlled U.S. House Education and Labor Committee that the panel should "hold a public hearing on the ongoing federal investigation of the United Auto Workers union for violating the Labor Management Relations Act."

They said it was "essential the committee confront the widespread, brazen lawbreaking by union leaders who purport to represent nearly 150,000 American autoworkers but have betrayed their trust in favor of self—enrichment."

The UAW, which is striking against General Motors Co., is in the midst of a union corruption scandal that has produced nine convictions, and last week led to a regional UAW director being charged. The federal investigation has implicated UAW President Gary Jones and his predecessor, Dennis Williams. Investigators allege the two are part of a multi-year conspiracy that involves misusing member dues and squandering them on poolside villa rentals in Palm Springs, booze, cigars, more than 100 rounds of golf and spending sprees at pro shops.

Walberg and Foxx said in their letter: "Since 2017, federal investigators have uncovered more than a decade of rampant corruption among the senior ranks of the UAW, which has included money laundering, tax fraud, bribery, and embezzling workers’ hard-earned union dues for lavish personal expenses."

Brian Rothenberg, a UAW spokesman, said in a statement: "The UAW and its membership are focused on taking care of GM and Aramark members to make sure they have quality health care insurance, as well as adequate pay and benefits.

"GM’s decision to cut access to health insurance for 48,000 members makes this an urgent issue for autoworkers right now," he said. "That is where all of our focus continues to be – on our members.”

Rothenberg's statement did not address the calls for congressional investigation of the UAW's leadership.

Everything you need to know about the UAW strike and corruption scandal

The call for a congressional investigation into the UAW's corruption scandal could put Democrats in Washington in a bind. Democratic lawmakers have been careful to stand alongside UAW rank-and-file members during the strike, while largely avoiding comment on the union and its leadership.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, both Democrats, joined picket lines on Monday to march with union members. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, marched with striking GM workers Thursday.

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WHITE HOUSE: Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism

NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE

Issued on: September 19, 2019

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2019.

The crisis constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York and Pennsylvania and against the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on United States nationals or the United States that led to the declaration of a national emergency on September 23, 2001, has not been resolved.  This crisis continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.  For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 19, 2019.

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WHITE HOUSE: Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism

NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE

 Issued on: September 19, 2019

On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York and Pennsylvania and against the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks against United States nationals or the United States.

The actions of persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.  For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2019.  Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism declared in Executive Order 13224.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 19, 2019.

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Saint Francis Of Kansas & The CPS Vehicle Magnetic Sign Of Grievance - How To Bear Witness For The Legally Kidnapped

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This is an act of chivalry.
Much love to one of my Cyber Goddesses for the skills to capture the heraldry of a citizen, bearing witness, in the public square, to the right of the St. Francis to bear arms of the State of Kansas, in the form of a magnetic grievance.

FUN FACT! A PARENT CAN BE ARRESTED AND HAVE PARENTAL RIGHTS TERMINATED IN VIOLATION OF GAG ORDERS IN CHILD PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS

I do not know the parents, but I can say that this is an act of sacrifice by the parents to save their children from being purveyed and procured, terms of revenue maximization, for it is illegal to sell children for profit.

This is how St. Francis keeps its doors open.

Saint Francis Ministries
https://saintfrancisministries.org/services/foster-care/
The Saint Francis Foundation
http://thesaintfrancisfoundation.org/programs/foster-care-adoption/

There are 2,738 search results for the Saint Francis Foundation.


It is at least about a $20,000,000 a year operation.

The following is what has been reported to the State of Kentucky, as of the date of this posting:


Following is the information as reported by the charitable organization to the Secretary of State's office.
     Charitable Organization:SAINT FRANCIS FOUNDATION INC.
Address:405 E. IRON AVE.
City,St Zip:SALINA, KS 67401-0000
Expiration Date://0
Gross Contributions:$296.00
*Fundraising Expenses:$0.00
Amt. to Charitable Org.:$296.00
% to Charitable Org.:100%
% to Fundraising Activities:0%

*Does not include general operating expenses. For a full list of all expenses incurred by the charity, consult the financial information on file with the Secretary of State's office.

And you wonder why people are willing to snatch kids in the name of the lord.


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Trump & His Tale Of The Rood

This is so sad, yet morbidly hilarious.

These people are seriously desperately trying to come up with grounds for impeachment.

Trump is writing letters.

He has read the Tale of the Rood.

He is an original source.
I have to grade this one as an A-, only because I never give out A+, for there is always room for growth when dealing with "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending).

I truly hope it is understood that #perkinscoiesucks, 911, Watergate, Whitewater are all coming to Detroit, right?

That means they, "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) are still working on future #coloredrevolution projects.

I need to catch up.

I still have yet to do the 1619 or Debra Messing crap.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Juciciary, A #coloredrevolution & The Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices - The Offspring Of CODIS & SACWIS - My Colored Commentary

So far, there is no mention of child welfare law.
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The Children's Trust Funds
Predictive Modeling Crap Monster

The Database Offspring of
CODIS & SACWIS

Child welfare law, is the foundation of chattel law, more intuitively known as property ownership of humans, but, soon, shall be properly recognized as parental rights.

Data collection was addressed by Her Flatulent Boviness, Sheila Jackson Lee, as a #coloredrevolution, rather, she wants more grants and funding for bagging and tagging more predictive modeling crappy variables for human asset management like "multiple race categories" by ending racial profiling and pass her H.R. 40. economic redevelopment, new and improved, U.S. Marshall Fund, called reparations, because they stole all the TARP funding.

They discuss universal background checks, yet fail to whisper the challenges in child welfare privacy laws, and the fraud, and the crappy predictive modeling white papers taught in the universities, promulgating more sociopsychological doctrines of human asset management for those beloved racial foreign corporate manifests.

Will CODIS mesh with SACWIS?

The horror.....the stealin'.....the stealin'.

The Privateers want those community data centers, badly.

Do you realize how much money can be had for these foreign Public Private Partnerships to swoop in to save the day with their ready to go, hit the ground running, Social Impact Bond programs to expedite the furtherance of stealin' the children, the land and the votes?

The days of the officer are just about transformed as the Privateers rendition of a private militia, of which this committee previously addressed as sworn v. civilian officers, and did not have a freaking clue to realize those civilian officers are sworn to foreign, privately contracted corporations?

I have published extensively on this crap.

So, how do you stop the tensions between the police and the people?

Uh... I dunno.....how about looking into the original concept of a police officer, and let them "protect and serve" the people....and not the corporation.

See how that works?

Police acquire the raw material from society for the corporation to produce goods to purvey and procure, called poverty.

When you are poor, you will find tensions run high with law enforcement when you are trying to survive, as a victim of a bloodless war.

People are supposed to run for help to the police, to bear of witness as the original sources, the people who are the real victims and the police refer for due process to a finding of fact in challenging the right to bear arms, or rather, to identify violations in the rights to a civil society.

Police are officers of peace, the recordkeepers of the trust, the children's trust.

Look at Detroit.

The Chief of Police sits on the Board of Elections.

Our elections for the last 10 years have been jacked, particularly the 2016 election, the reason for the ongoing DHS investigation into election interference.

The Chief of Police allowed these organized stealin' operations to exist in the City of Detroit, where there is rampant violence.

I consider running human experiments on the people of Detroit as reportable crime, a contributing factor to the conditions of poverty, yet, nothing has been done to protect the people, but I digress.

Matt Gaetz got raw dog with Al Sharpton.

GO MATT!!!

Gaetz asked about Sharpton calling "african-americans" who do not agree with him "Militant Negroes" and a series of #coloredrevolution statements of "Jews", "white crackas and homos".

This is awesome!

Sharpton is trying to keep the peace as Gaetz surely should have brought in a cocktail or two during the hearing.

Sharpton said he is "an equal opportunity attacker".

This is awesome.

This is like "reverse dirty dozens".

Community policing is social media.

Community policing is the right to bear witness.

See it, say it, particularly when you see a corporation engaging in the stealin' of the children, the land and the votes.

Law Enforcement has internal early warning systems for citizens to file complaints, but not about corporate complaints, which are considered as civil, and not criminal, for fraud or public corruption.

Many officers are only a paycheck away from qualifying for SNAP, something which desperately needs to be discussed because it opens the door for the opportunity of public corruption in privatization.

Stop making people poor and there shall be peace.


#sayhisname

Witnesses

Ms. Gwen Carr 
Mother of Eric Garner
Mr. Ron Davis 
Former Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services Office
Mr. Patrick Yoes 
National President, Fraternal Order of Police
Rev. Al Sharpton 
Founder, National Action Network
Mr. James Blake 
Former Tennis Professional and Commentator
Chief Gina Hawkins 
Chief of Police, Fayetteville Police Department, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals
Ms. Heather Mac Donald 
Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff
Co-Founder and President, Center for Policing Equity
Ms. Lynda Garcia
Policing Campaign Director, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
116th Congress


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TRUMP Gave Robert C. O’Brien The Stinky Touch - He Sucks.

Yes, O'Brien sucks.

Consider this the perp walk.

Now, enjoy the tale, for it shall not end well for him.


I see lots and lots of Public Private Partnerships.

I also see Mittens Romney.

I see Carlyle Group.

I see money laundering through political campaigns.

I see the trafficking of tiny humans.

I see GM.

I see Waymo.

I see Detroit.

I see George Bush.

Trump's appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.

President Trump on Wednesday named the State Department's hostage envoy Robert C. O’Brien as his fourth national security adviser, replacing John Bolton, who was ousted from the administration last week.
O’Brien joined the administration in May 2018 and serves as the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department. O’Brien, who served under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, led the U.S. government’s diplomatic efforts on overseas hostage-related matters, working closely with families of American hostages, as well as working with the administration on developing and implementing hostage recovery policy and strategy.

Most recently, O’Brien was involved in the high-profile arrest of American rapper A$AP Rocky. Over the summer, O’Brien traveled to Sweden to monitor court proceedings after the rapper pleaded not guilty to assault after a street fight that landed him in jail in Stockholm. He was released in August.

O’Brien also served during the Obama administration as co-chairman of the State Department’s public-private partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.

O'Brien will be the president's fourth national security adviser.

O’Brien’s appointment comes just days after Trump announced that he had fired Bolton—whom O’Brien worked with in 2005 when he served as U.S. Representative at the United Nations during former President George W. Bush’s administration.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted last Tuesday. “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Adviser next week.”

Bolton swiftly challenged Trump’s version of events, saying he offered to resign. The two had well-known disagreements on a range of hot-button national security issues, perhaps most significantly on plans for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

While Trump announced a 4,000-troop increase in 2017 as part of an effort to break the stalemate in the country, he has been moving toward agreeing to a phased withdrawal of troops. Some 14,000 U.S. troops have remained in Afghanistan, advising and assisting Afghan forces and conducting counterterrorism operations.

Inside the administration, Bolton also advocated caution on Trump's strategy with North Korea and was against Trump's decision last year to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. Bolton also led a quiet effort inside the administration and with allies abroad to convince the president to keep U.S. forces in Syria to counter ISIS and Iranian influence in the region.

Bolton later told Fox News that his "priority has always been policies that make America secure. Nothing more, nothing less."

Bolton, who previously served as a Fox News contributor, worked in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and served as George W. Bush's lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount. Bolton also served as a U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, and as an undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2001 to 2005.

Bolton replaced former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in 2018. McMaster replaced former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.

O'Brien's selection was praised by the family of Robert Levinson, who was allegedly taken hostage by Iranian authorities while visiting Kish Island, Iran in March 2007.

"Our family is very glad to hear of Robert O'Brien's appointment," the statement said. "He has been a strong advocate within the U.S. government for our father, Robert Levinson. This is further evidence of President Trump's commitment to bringing home Americans held abroad. We look forward to continuing to work with Ambassador O'Brien and the NSC to bring Bob Levinson home to those who love him."

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"Overseeing The Overseers": CIGIE & The Right To Bear Witness To Bring Down The Heavens

The "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) continue their great search for the origins of the investigation.

I am waiting to see how much longer it takes for them to figure it out because I published the press release a few years ago and blog every single day about it.

Nadler previously informed the public that the whistleblower was "Protected by the Highest Order".



I also know that the "Elected Ones" are a reflection of how poorly our educational system functions.

“Overseeing the Overseers: Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency @ 10 Years”



#maytheheavensfall

Witnesses

Ms. Kathy Buller
Inspector General, Peace Corps, on behalf of Executive Director, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Legislation Committee
Mr. Scott Dahl
Inspector General, Department of Labor, on behalf of Chairman, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Mr. Michael Horowitz
Inspector General, Department of Justice, on behalf of Chairman, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Documents

116th Congress
Margins matter.

Aryele Bradford obviously did not find this hearing to be historic based upon the use of 0.05 margins.
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Walbridge, John Rakolta, Detroit Land Bank Authority & Life Remodeled - How To Get An UAE Ambassadorship By Stealin' The Child, Land & Votes Of Detroit

UPDATE: http://www.walbridge.com is in error status.

John Rakolta, Jr. is going to be UAE ambassador.

John has Walbridge.

Walbridge partners with Life Remodeled rehabbing blighted buildings.

Life Remodeled got properties from the Detroit Bankruptcy.

During the SIGTARP investigation, the questions of Walbridge contracts with the Detroit Land Bank Authority have been called into question because the Detroit Land Bank Authority never incorporated, which makes it difficult to enter into a contractual relationship.

This is called gerrymandering.

CPS snatched the kids, closed the schools stole the school buildings and kept all the money. 
Project Name: Skillman Good Neighborhoods Description: The Skillman Foundation began a neighborhood-based children’s change effort in 2006 called Good Neighborhoods. The neighborhoods – Brightmoor (NRSA 5), Chadsey Condon(NRSA 3), Cody Rouge, Northend Central Woodward (NRSA 4), Osborn (NRSA2) and Southwest Detroit (NRSA 3) -- were selected because of the large numbers of children living there. The purpose is to ensure that children have clear pathways to graduating from high school and leading successful lives as adults. The imitative focuses on four areas: high-quality education, youth development, safety, and community leadership. Focus areas are identified on the Philanthropic Boundaries Map in Attachment D. Resources Involved $100 million from Skillman Foundation Timeline 2006-2016 
Source: http://www.skillman.org/.../Investment-Areas/Neighborhoods

Yes, it is correct the link takes you to a 404.

This is their Public Private Partnership redistricting map creating conditions like fake property tax foreclosures, fake water shutoffs, to steal the homes.

Then, people like Walbridge make fake ass contracts through Mayor Mike Duggan with the fake ass Detroit Land Bank Authority that SIGTARP ran up in the Building and Planning Department with a team of 8 auditors to look at the contracts, like Walbridge, got based on this fake ass report because they stole all the money.

https://detroitmi.gov/sites/detroitmi.localhost/files/2018-06/City%20of%20Detroit%20NRSA%20Application%202015%2001%2005_1_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2dVnnGKhvMMPBriIbbn5-SON1g5HvFBwuDlz8ciTQHxXG61TLIWjjrqnE

Effects of jail project dog Walbridge; civil lawsuit filed against joint venture

Study finds half-built Wayne County jail structurally sound

So, how do you get out of a SIGTARP investigation?

Donate to a political campaign and get an ambassadorship.

Senate approves Rakolta to become UAE ambassador

John Rakolta Jr.
John Rakolta Jr
Washington — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the nomination of Michigan businessman John Rakolta Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

With the 63-30 vote, Rakolta is set to become the first political appointee to serve in the post, which has traditionally been filled by career foreign-service officers.

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters voted in favor of Rakolta's selection, along with nine other Democratic senators plus Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine.

Rakolta is CEO and chairman of the Detroit-based Walbridge, an international construction and engineering company that has done major projects in the UAE.

At his confirmation hearing this summer, he pledged not to do any more business in the Middle East going forward. "We will not be going back to doing business there," he said.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, a Michigan native, on Tuesday praised Rakolta's business success but also his service to the Detroit community, which includes co-chairing a coalition of business, civic, education and faith leaders addressed the city's public school system ills.

Rakolta served as finance chairman of Romney’s two presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.

"Of course, my friends on the other side of the aisle are dutiful in their examination of any possible flaw," said Romney, who has known Rakolta personally for 30 years.

"I'm convinced that the concerns they may have raised are not well-founded, and he is in fact entirely qualified and appropriately nominated to this important position."

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President Donald Trump nominated Rakolta in March 2018 for the position, which has been vacant for 18 months.

Rakolta was a top donor to Trump's 2017 inauguration, giving $250,000. His family members contributed over $275,000‬ to Trump's 2016 campaign funds.

Rakolta is also related by marriage to Ronna Romney McDaniel, who chairs the Republican National Committee and who chaired the Michigan GOP when Trump was elected. Rakolta’s wife and McDaniel's mother are sisters.

The UAE is a major trading partner with the United States and hosts three American military bases including Al Dhafra Air Base from which the American military conducts surveillance flights.

The Senate has not taken up two other Michigan nominees to serve as ambassadors, including the pick of Suburban Collection Chairman and CEO David T. Fischer for Morocco — whose selection has been pending since December 2017.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April approved the nomination of Joe Cella to serve as ambassador to Fiji and four other Pacific island nations, but Cella's nomination has not been taken up by the full Senate.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cocktails & Popcorn: Paul Whelan, The U.S. Canadian Irish Citizen Claims His Innocence In Russia




#FreeMariaButina

'I was set up:' Paul Whelan yells in Russian courtroom during hearing on espionage charges

Whelan calls charges against him 'garbage'

MOSCOW - A Novi man has been jailed in Moscow, Russia, for more than eight months after being charged with spying. He was told Tuesday that he must remain in custody for the time being.

That decision came after a noisy hearing in a Russian courtroom, where Whelan called the charges against him "garbage."

"I appreciate the support," Whelan said. "They know that this is garbage. Everyone in the West knows this is garbage."

Whelan was arrested last December in Moscow and charged with espionage. During his months in custody, he claims he was injured by doctors and held in isolation.

He's a Novi resident who heads global security for auto supplier Borg-Warner. Whelan has traveled to Russia for years and was in Moscow for a wedding.

On Tuesday, in the courtroom where a court denied his appeal to end his detention Whelan said an old friend, a Russian security officer, planted a flash drive on him and set him up to be arrested.

"I did not commit a crime. I went to the Kremlin in the morning. I went back to change my clothes for the wedding. A person turned up in my room, put something in my pocket and then I was arrested," Whelan said.

Russian authorities said Whelan was caught with state secrets in his possession. Whelan has citizenship not only in the U.S. but also in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is appealing to all four governments to help him.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Doug Collins & Highlights Of His Judiciary Jollie Jerry Moments - Lewandowski

Stay strong, Doug.

It will get worse.

Trust me.

#sayhisname

#perkinscoiesucks



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Rashida Tlaib & Harley Rouda Forgot To Discuss The Industry Of Trafficking Tiny Humans In Detroit

Infant mortality in the city is twice the rate of the rest of the state, children have elevated levels of lead in their blood, and the life expectancy of Detroit residents is lower than the statewide average in almost every neighborhood, Harley Rouda said.
Not one mention of the industry of infant mortality, the contractual opportunities of Public Private Partnerships of Targeted Case Management Child Welfare Services in Michigan, nor its campaign funding.

Congressional lawmakers discuss Detroit's water, air quality

Detroit — Emma Lockridge often slips on a surgical mask at bedtime. She then piles pillows over her head and a blanket, hoping she'll get enough sleep.

Lockridge lives in southwest Detroit, just across the road from the Marathon Oil Refinery. It's a site that neighbors have long complained has compromised their health and quality of life.

"I want you to just imagine if you will be sleeping at 3:30 in the morning and all of a sudden you start coughing," Lockridge testified Monday before members of U.S. Congress and a packed audience inside Detroit's Kemeny Recreation Center.

"Then, your own coughing wakes you up, and you don't have a cold and your nose alerts you to the fact that there are chemicals in your bedroom, and you can't breathe, and they are toxic and they are choking you," she said. "This is no way to live."
Residents are concerned that children playing soccer at Kemeny Recreation Center across the freeway from a Detroit oil refinery might be breathing bad air.

Residents are concerned that children playing soccer at Kemeny Recreation Center across the freeway from a Detroit oil refinery might be breathing bad air. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

Lockridge was part of a five-member panel of residents and environmental advocates called upon Monday to provide testimony at a congressional field hearing on air and water quality.

The hearing, focused on the disparate impacts of pollution on low-income communities and neighborhoods of color in Detroit and Flint, was hosted by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, vice chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, and Chairman Harley Rouda, a California Democrat.

"It makes me heartsick that the people of Detroit and Flint have been living without their basic rights, and that they have lost trust in elected officials’ commitment to preserving and protecting those rights," Rouda said in an opening statement.

Rouda, during the two-hour hearing, cited figures from the Detroit Community Health Assessment from last year, which noted that 38 percent of residents in the city live in poverty — the highest rate of any major U.S. city.

Infant mortality in the city is twice the rate of the rest of the state, children have elevated levels of lead in their blood, and the life expectancy of Detroit residents is lower than the statewide average in almost every neighborhood, he said.

Tlaib noted the 48217 ZIP Code in Detroit is among the state's most polluted while in the shadow of the Marathon Oil Refinery.

Tlaib, who grew up in the neighborhood, told the crowd Monday "we have a right to breathe, and water is a human right."

"Entire generations grow up in sacrifice zones, where our air and water is polluted by wealthy corporations for profit, and we are expected to accept that," she said.

Tlaib’s first bill in Congress, the Justice For All Civil Rights Act, would expand U.S. civil rights protections to address "environmental racism" and other critical issues.

Monday's hearing comes after the refinery last week emitted a vapor that prompted an evacuation of the facility and worried residents. In February, a flare also malfunctioned there, emitting an odor that sparked fear across the community and several others nearby.

Tlaib raised concern over the latest issue at the refinery, saying residents are "still searching for answers."


Audience members listen to speakers during a congressional hearing with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and other lawmakers regarding air and water quality in one of Detroit's most polluted zip codes.Audience members listen to speakers during a congressional hearing with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and other lawmakers regarding air and water quality in one of Detroit's most polluted zip codes. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

David Leaver, general manager for Marathon, said the incident stemmed from a valve leak while the company was decommissioning some equipment. They are now working to determine what caused the valve to leak and assessing procedures to avoid future incidents.

The company, he said, acted quickly to notify authorities, shut the unit down and knocked down the vapors with water. Stationary and mobile air monitoring for hours after the incident turned up no problematic levels, he said.

Two contract workers were sent to the hospital. One was treated and released. The other is expected to make a full recovery and be discharged Monday, Leaver said.

In the face of criticism, Leaver noted Marathon has owned the facility for 60 years, and in the last two decades has reduced its emissions by 80 percent. It also has invested $350 million in the last eight years to lower emissions.

"We are part of the community. We breathe the same air that the community breathes," he said. "We as a company are doing everything we can to be an active member of the community."

Earlier Monday, residents and environmental justice groups sent a letter to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board requesting a probe following the Thursday chemical release from the refinery.

Leaver, in response, said "we have nothing to hide" and that Marathon wants to have discussions on air quality with Tlaib, area businesses and others.

Officials with the state department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy have said the agency is investigating Thursday’s vapor release and working with all parties to ensure public health and the environment are protected.

Nayyirah Shariff, director of the group Flint Rising, attended the hearing Monday to speak about the water crisis that's still plaguing residents of her hometown.

More than five years after the ill-fated drinking water source switch to the Flint River, residents there remain fearful.

"If there hasn't been a long-term plan developed to fix Flint, how can you fix any other community?" said Shariff, who spoke of how her water went from brown to yellow and smelled like "an open sewer."

Tlaib concluded the hearing Monday by telling attendees that this is just the start of federal lawmakers' efforts to bring change.

"We, at the federal level in Congress, need to do more, and we know that," she told the crowd. "I just want you to know that this makes us feel like 'we have to move quicker.' How many times do we need to study the fact that we're dying?"

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JUDICIARY: Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power - Corey Lewandowski, Rick Dearborn & Rob Porter Testimony - No One Will #sayhisname

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"He sees and hears everything."

#sayhisname

My colored commentary:

Trump should just stop obstructing justice and pull that IG Report from his backpocket.

Judiciary Dems issued the subpoena for Lewindowski to show up at the hearing at 10:00 a.m. 

The hearing was scheduled scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Jolly Jerry never gave Lewindowski a marked copy of the Mueller report to refer to the questions that Jolly Jerry did not mark in his copy so no one knows what the hell he is talking about. 

JJ: "Is it true you met with the president?" 

CL: "Can you show me what page and paragraph?" 

JJ: "Just answer". 

CL: "Answer what? Where is it?"

Lewindowsky said he could not answer Her Flatulent Boviness' question because it was a rant.

Cohen's right hand is having tremors. 

He probably should not eat so much fried chicken.

Lewinsdowsky is a whistleblower.

Did Hope Hicks change Lewandowski's letter?

Judiciary does not know why the Special Counsel was called. 

The Special Counsel was not for Trump.

If Judiciary would only #sayhisname.

Judiciary is constructing an "attack the consultant" transposable model.

How cute.

Look at the row of Praetorian #perkinscoiesucks privatized Judiciary consultant staffers.

Lewandowski is friends with Sessions.

Dearborn worked as Chief of Staff with Sessions. This is getting good.

The video went to recess because Jolly Jerry said Collins asked for a recess which he did not, so the video blanked. 

Oh wait, Jolly Jerry just called a one minute recess without but came back from recess and gavelled the end of the hearing.

#perkinscoiesucks



Corey Lewandowski is a whistleblower.



Judiciary has absolutely no idea of what is about to happen.

I got popcorn because this sounds like a CPS ex-parte hearing for removal.

#maytheheavensfall

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