[NYPOST] Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff is now serving behind bars.
Former Philly Sheriff John Green was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for a long running pay-to-play scheme that saw him pocket $675,000 in kickbacks, including a new house, a cozy job for his wife and more than $200,000 in campaign cash.
Prosecutors said Green even got $320,000 to buy a retirement home in Florida.
"Public officials hold office to serve the public good, not to line their own pockets," William McSwain, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said in a statement.
Green, 68, ran the scheme with James Davis, a local businessman who was rewarded with $35 million in city contracts between 2002 and 2011.
Prosecutors said Green essentially turned over his department’s property sales to Davis’ firm, which padded fees and cashed in on advertising for foreclosed homes in the city.
Green’s wife ended up with a $89,000-a-year job and the couple got a "move-in-ready home" after their 2003 wedding.
Green was a city cop for more than 25 years when he was elected sheriff, serving another 22 years in the past until resigning mid-term in 2010. The city then hired a private auditing firm to investigate the books, which lead to an indictment against the top cop in 2015.
"When public servants abuse their authority and flout the rule of law, they disgrace themselves and the offices they hold," McSwain said. "That is what Green did here and he is now paying the price."
[BREITBART] Rep. Elijah Cummings ...Representative-for-life from Maryland, representing half of Baltimore City, which makes his district ultra-safe, and most of Howard County, which is out-populated by the city. His shiny pate is the reason we pronounce the city name Baldymore. Cummings' politix are so liberal they're tedious, nor is he any more honest than the next seedy professional pol... (D-MD) Baltimore home was burglarized Saturday according a report published August 1. Please take me, Lord!
WJZ 13 reports that the burglary "occurred around 3:40 a.m. at his Baltimore home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue." Police are not yet sure how much property, if any, was taken. "It appears just his wife's financial records were taken"
News of the break-in of Cummings’ home comes on the heels of at least 5 shot, three fatally, Saturday, July 27, through Sunday, July 28. It also follows a Breitbart News report that people were shot during the night of July 24-25, in Baltimore. One of those eight died from his wounds.
On July 28, Breitbart News reported that Baltimore is on track to top 300 homicides for fifth year in a row. A 2016 report from the Baltimore Sun shows 344 homicides for the year 2015. A homicide counter maintained by the Sun shows 318 for 2016, 342 for 2017, and 309 for 2018.
In 2017 Baltimore’s murder rate was more than double that of reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,... The burglary at Cummings’ home happened prior to President Trump’s tweets about the Congressman.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] The Baltimore murder rate is higher than the three Central American nations driving the border surge by migrants colonists seeking to flee crime and murder back home.
In an analysis of the murder rates done after President Trump criticized Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings ...Representative-for-life from Maryland, representing half of Baltimore City, which makes his district ultra-safe, and most of Howard County, which is out-populated by the city. His shiny pate is the reason we pronounce the city name Baldymore. Cummings' politix are so liberal they're tedious, nor is he any more honest than the next seedy professional pol... over the weekend, Baltimore's was reported at 56 per 100,000. The city is on track for 340 murders.
By comparison, said the Princeton Policy Advisors analysis, the murder rate in El Salvador was 50, in Guatemala it was 22 and Honduras was 38.
The murder rate is very high in the blue Dem cities. People from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala should hot be allowed to come here under asylum rules. It is too dangerous for them. They need to stay at home.
Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have a major problem, on the level of the Irish Potato Famine, with coffee trees dying of a fungus. So do most of the coffee growing regions of the world. Only Columbia is trying to breed coffee resistant to the fungus.
Many of these refugees once worked in coffee. If the fungus problem was solved many more would not become refugees.
[BREITBART] Regardless, CNN insisted that droids in reality and popular science fiction are white because of the racism inherent in human society. "The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research," CNN intoned.
The article cited a study entitled "Robots And Racism," conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand. The study insisted that "people perceive physically human-like robots to have a race and therefore apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots," CNN said.
"The bias against black robots is a result of bias against African-Americans," lead researcher Christoph Bartneck insisted. He also told CNN, "It is amazing to see how people who had no prior interaction with robots show racial bias towards them." But if they were black, that'd be racist because the robots are slaves, of course. If they were brown that'd be racist, too; everybody knows robots can't produce wind, so there'd be no trumpets in android mariachi bands, so they wouldn't be authentic.
Instead of earning their salaries by researching ways for disabled people to interact better, assisted motor independence, machine empathy...these bastiches are wasting their time on earning backslaps from black colleagues and promotions.
I can hardly [zzzzzzzz!] wait.
[Vox] As of the end of July, only seven candidates have announced that they meet all the requirements:
Former Vice President Joe Biden
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
California Sen. Kamala Harris
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Two candidates have met just the donor requirement:
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
One candidate has met just the polling requirement:
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
They all, including not named candidates, have until august 28 to meet the debate participation threshold.
[Free Beacon] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) forced his fellow plane passengers to wait on the tarmac while he and his campaign team deboarded on Thursday so the mayor could make an appearance on The View.
De Blasio flew into LaGuardia Airport from Detroit, where he participated in Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and seven other candidates.
The New York Post reported de Blasio made Delta passengers wait for 10 minutes on the tarmac after their flight landed so the mayor and his team could be the first off the plane.
Passengers on the plane were not pleased with the mayor's actions, according to interviews conducted by the Post.
"This is just a continuation of the rudeness and the bluntness of his performance last night," one passenger said.
De Blasio's performance during Wednesday's debate has been widely panned by political pundits and voters. During the debate, de Blasio faced protests from activists over not prosecuting or firing the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner.
[Epoch Times] President Donald Trump called out the Democratic party for putting illegal immigrants over America’s inner cities as he gave an impassioned response to the 2020 candidates who fought for the spotlight in two days of live debates earlier this week.
Speaking to an animated crowd of supporters at a rally in the Bank Arena in Cincinatti, Ohio, Trump pointed out how Democrat leaders have been leading inner city communities for years, and have had no success in turning things around.
"The rage-filled Democratic party is trying to tear America apart," he said. "No one has paid a higher price for the far left's destructive agenda than American's living in our inner cities. They have paid a dear price‐you see what's happening. We spend billions and billions and billions for years and years. And it's stolen money and it's wasted money, and it's a shame."
Trump said the Democrat’s "greatest betrayal" was their support for open borders. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said during the July 30 debates that she would decriminalize illegal border crossings, which are currently a criminal offense, if she were elected president in 2020.
But Trump said, "These open borders would overwhelm schools and hospitals, drain public services and flood communities with poisonous drugs. It’s tough enough.
"The conditions in Nancy Pelosi’s once great city of San Francisco are deplorable" he said. "Nearly half of all the homeless people living in the streets in America happen to live in the state of California. What they are doing to our beautiful California is a disgrace to our country. It’s shame. The world is looking at it.
"Look at LA with the tents and the horrible, horrible disgusting conditions," Trump continued. "You have a governor who invites the whole world ... we’ll give you healthcare. Who wouldn’t come up? How crazy is this."
The president then raised what he said was a solution that both parties could come together on.
"Today, I have a simple proposal for Democrat leaders: to support legislation to end illegal migration and we will use the vast savings to rebuild our inner cities," he said. "That’s the way we should be doing."
[BREITBART] Former vice preisdent Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'... declared at the second Democrat debate in bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang... on Wednesday evening that he would fight climate change by eliminating coal, fossil fuels, and fracking.
Biden was responding to criticism from Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state, who said ‐ echoing earlier criticism of Biden by "Green New Deal" author Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details... (D-NY) ‐ that the former vice president was only proposing "middle ground solutions" to an urgent crisis.
CNN moderator Dana Bash then asked Biden to clarify where he stood on fossil fuels, and the following exchange ensued:
Dana Bash: thank you, vice president. just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels including coal and fracking in a biden administration?
Joe Biden: No. We would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated, and no more subsidies for either one of those, any fossil fuel.
On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) told voters in West Virginia in 2008 that he and then-Sen. Barack Obama If you like your coverage you can keep it... (D-IL) supported "clean coal." Biden’s appeal to working-class voters in coal-heavy states like his native Pennsylvania is one of the main arguments for his candidacy.
"Fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, is a process that has allowed the U.S. to harness new shale oil and natural gas resources, and has contributed to the unique achievement of growing the economy while lowering carbon dioxide emissions over the past several years. It is, however, strenuously opposed by left-wing environmentalists.
Biden’s climate change policy, available at his campaign website, does not include coal as a resource, but rather calls for helping communities that currently depend on the coal industry to make the transition to other jobs.
...I'm pretty much convinced at this point that the Dems and the media intend to do everything they can to actually crash the economy before the election, and then point at DJT and scream, "SEE???WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!"
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
08/02/2019 6:18 Comments ||
....yes, commonly referred to as a 'scorched earth' plan. The commie plan can be referred to as 'better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven' Caracas II.
We all know how well price controls work, and how effective they are at keeping business in the country.
[CNSNEWS] Companies that develop drugs will have to go to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to be told what they’ll be allowed to charge for their products if Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... is elected president, the former vice president declared Wednesday during the Democrat presidential debate.
Biden made the claim while defending his health care plan against the charge that it would not cover everyone in America, adding that his administration would also dictate any price increases:
"My plan does cover everyone, number one. Number two, the fact is that my plan also calls for controlling drug prices. The biopharma is now where things are going to go. It’s no longer chemicals.
"It's about all the breakthroughs we have with the whole -- excuse me, immune system.
"And, what we have to do now is we have to have a form that sits in the HHS and says: as you develop a drug, you got to come to us and decide what you can sell it for.
"We will set the price. And, secondly, it says that you cannot raise that price beyond the cost of inflation from this point on."
Actually by the generally accepted accounting rules R&D are sunk costs and a deduction on corporate taxes if these crooks are rolling R&as into calculating the sales price of the drug they are double dipping
Sure, Sock Puppet, but given that most pharmaceutical R&D does not result in a viable product, the small percent of projects that do yield a medication that works have to support billions of dollars of sunk costs. The vast majority of bright ideas turn out to be dead ends, or no better than medications currently on the market, and the cost of discovering that something does not work/work better is often not a great deal less than demonstrating to the FDA’s satisfaction that the discovery works well and is safe. The description of companies that have more tax write offs than income is “bankrupt”.
[CNSNEWS] "What would you do for Baltimore and other cities that need help?" several Democrats were asked at Wednesday's CNN-hosted debate.
When her turn came to answer that question, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ...Machine non-entity selected to become the successor to Hillary Clinton as Senatrix-for-Life from Noo Yawk. She is running for the Dem presidential nomination in 2020. She has no observable principles, will apparently say anything to anyone, and seemingly lacks any personality of her own.... (D-N.Y.) invoked her own "pasty white privilege."
So I don't believe that it's the responsibility of Cory and Kamala to be the only voice that takes on these issues of institutional racism, systemic racism in our country. I think as a white woman of privilege, who is a U.S. senator, running for president of the United States, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren't being listened to.
And I can talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is, that when their son is walking down a street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot.
When his -- when her -- when their child has a car that breaks down, and he knocks on someone's door for help, and the door opens, and the help is given, it's his whiteness that protects him from being shot. That is what white privilege in America is today.
And so, my responsibility's to only lift up those stories, but explain to communities across America, like I did in Youngstown, Ohio, to a young mother, that this is all of our responsibilities, and that together we can make our community stronger.
It used to be I felt this sort of a thing was a case of saying what was expected (say anything) to try to get elected. Now I think these idiots actually believe the stuff that emanates from their pieholes. I'm either more cynical or more realistic as a result...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/02/2019 9:06 Comments ||
'his whiteness is what protects him from being shot.' Yeah, that and not sitting on some stranger's chest and pounding his head into the pavement.
Baltimore needs a hell of a lot more than anti-racism to fix it up. It has been in a terminal swirl down the toilet bowl for many decades.
Consider the loops needed to put a repo'ed home back on the market. First, Baltimore doesn't allow the turning off of services to a repo'ed home so water, electricity, and if connected, natural gas are all on.
These tend to have base connection rates if not used. The city pays these and puts it in account of the house. They can only be paid one day a year (random per house) and must be paid exactly in cash.
The "exactly" gets complicated as they can sell the debts to others so exactly is an unknown until one shows up to pay..
"Cash" is a problem to as City Hall is not a nice neighborhood and carrying piles of cash is dangerous there. Cash to the City of Morons is not a check, not a debit/credit card, not a money order, not an electronic funds transfer - it is only the green folding government script and it's associated coinage. STOP AND CONSIDER THAT!
A son was working at a major east coast re-titling operation after 2008 and the moronic city of Baltimore drove him crazy. One night he woke up from a bad dream about it saying "How do the criminals in Baltimore make bail?" BAIL BONDS MEN. And, they are located right across the street!
Done! In Baltimore the only sane way to clear a title is using a bail bondsman!
Another one? Goodness. The gentleman does like to water the economy with dollar bills...
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] George Soros ...either Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger come true... is launching a super PAC ahead of the 2020 election and has already written the single biggest check of any megadonor so far this election season.
Soros contributed $5.1 million to the new group, Democracy PAC, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission. He was one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors in the last presidential election, giving more than $20 million to the party’s candidates and causes, and has already doubled the amount he had donated at this point in the 2016 cycle.
A person familiar with the group told Politico that Soros’ family members may also donate to the PAC. His son, Alexander Soros, has become somewhat of a Democratic megadonor in recent years.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.