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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Former Obama Fundraiser Accused of Spending Non-Profit Funds for Personal Use
[AmGreatness] Fox News is reporting that a former fundraiser for Barack Obama repeatedly misused funds from his non-profit organization for both political and personal use before the organization went bankrupt.

Dixon Slingerland is accused of taking the funds from the California-based non-profit, the Youth Policy Institute, and spending them on a "lavish" lifestyle and "partisan political contributions" before the YPI filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

In the filing, YPI asked Slingerland to repay approximately $1.7 million back, which the organization says is an amount that was gradually stolen over the course of five years. He worked for YPI for 23 years and earned roughly $400,000 per year before he was fired from the organization.

Slingerland's fundraising efforts have included the 2013 campaign of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a broad donation to Democratic congressional candidates in 2018, and raising $743,000 for Barack Obama between both the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.

Slingerland called the accusations "extremely misleading," and claimed that he has "made several attempts to meet with YPI leadership to resolve any and all issues," but that "YPI has refused to engage in discussions" regarding the allegations. He did admit to "a handful of expenditures mistakenly made" with his business credit card at YPI, but did not elaborate further.
Posted by: 746 || 11/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: 3dc || 11/12/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Lefty who will not spend a day in jail.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 11/12/2019 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Shitshow Pt. 181
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 6:45 Comments || Top||

#4  "earned"?
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Dixon Slingerland is accused of taking the funds from the California-based non-profit, the Youth Policy Institute, and spending them on a "lavish" lifestyle and "partisan political contributions" before the YPI filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Laundering AmeriCorps money ($40m per year) thru a non-profit? How innovative.

AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.""

YPI (the children) is one venue. I hate to ask, but could there possibly be others ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#6  His only crime was he didn't become a congresscritter before doing it and thus attain immunities the office confers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2019 7:57 Comments || Top||

#7  YPI (the children) is one venue. I hate to ask, but could there possibly be others?

The Soros-funded vehicles would be a good place to start looking for these.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#8  I wouldn't want to be the CPA's who did the audit on this 'non-profit' - failing (or otherwise) to detect a seven figure fraud will not redound well to them - goodbye professional CPA licenses, at a bare minimum.
Posted by: Raj || 11/12/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#9  By the left's logic, now that it has been misused by one person, it must be banned.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/12/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Google building medical history on millions
Posted by: 3dc || 11/12/2019 06:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [364 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Disgusting. Terrifying.

Break up Google. Break these sick little greedy bastards' stranglehold on our personal information.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Grant every citizen perpetual copyright of their personal information that can not be legally waivered. Then, like minimum wage, let the legislative bodies set the rate those who use or gather or sell the information pay the copyright holder for it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2019 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  No for-profit non-medical entity should ever have access to Americans' personally-identifiable medical data or health records. Not one. Never.

What a sick f---ing nightmare society we are creating for ourselves and our children.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  This is yet another leap toward creation of a ChiCom-style "Social Credit" system.

Managed not by the state but by those insanely greedy, socially and emotionally stunted boy-men sheisskopfen Zuckerberg, Brin, Bezos.

Break them up.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#5  What is next ? 'Algorithms' that selective undermine and censor opinion, shunt research, obstruct careers by eugenics based descriptors ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/12/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't see how this is not a huge HIPAA violation.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/12/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#7  It’ll make single payer Medicaid for all soooo much easier. “You are taking more than your fair share of treatment, you are not productive enough to spend money on— so sorry, here is an aspirin to help you feel better.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Apparently Google has "partnered" with Ascension Health so they are not a HIPAA violator...yet
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Time to go full Teddy on Silicon Valley?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#10  If these shitty oligarch-wannabes get hold of our medical info, we are well and truly f---ed as a nation.

Personal liberty will have no meaning at all.

These people and their companies literally profit from selling every piece of your behavioral information they can get their eyes upon. This is far more disturbing than anything happening in the Swamp.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#11  It's a package deal, Lex - big government & big business take care of each other.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ = "Social Credit," here we come
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#13  Google et al exist upon a little commodity called electricity. Cut it and cut them. Doesn't seem to be too far off for those in Calimexico. Nice grid you have there, terrible is something happened to it. Blame climate change. Heh.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2019 15:40 Comments || Top||

#14  Ah, the fresh voice of a contrarian
(not Erb!)

Epic, Cerner, McKesson, Press Gainey, et. al., are all monolithic legacy EHR mgmt systems built through acquisition and glueware. Founded on the cashflow premise that efficient successful medicine comes from streamlining workflows.

There is not a REAL 2 sigma median statistical patient. Any chronic illness treatment MUST integrate co-morbidities. If Google can BIGDATA tens of millions of medical records, maybe we can get patient centric medicine instead of managing the institutional ADT and LOS reimbursement cycles.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||

#15  OK, Skid, then let Google manage the unified database as a contractor to a newly-created public utility that will maintain a strict separation of all health data from all commercial use by Google or anyone else of that database and its contents.

I hear you re the Shitshow that is management of medical data, but this is a problem of TRUST.

There is utterly no reason that we can or should trust Google with such sensitive data-- unless we create Ft. Knox-quality trust, privacy and security around this data and keep Google from figuring out ways to make $$$$ off of the data itself.

They can earn a management fee, I suppose. But no use of the data whatsoever by Google.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

#16  There is not a REAL 2 sigma median statistical patient. Any chronic illness treatment MUST integrate co-morbidities. If Google can BIGDATA tens of millions of medical records, maybe we can get patient centric medicine instead of managing the institutional ADT and LOS reimbursement cycles.

I’m sure that was someone’s bright idea in the beginning. But Google has built up such a legacy of distrust, and there are those within the company and without who would choose to be untrustworthy with the data, that it will be hard for them to do only the good thing without giving in to the temptation to organize the peasants for their own good...as they already do with their search algorithms.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2019 21:31 Comments || Top||


Government
Epstein Suicide Inquiry Subpoenas Roughly 15 Jail Employees, Others Reassigned, Placed on Leave
[LegalInsurrection] Jeffrey Epstein was accused of being a serial sexual predator who ran a rape ring that included some of the world’s richest and most powerful men and victimized underaged girls.

Everything about Epstein’s supposed suicide stinks to high heaven. From the time he was mysteriously and inexplicably left alone, to the autopsy report.

According to the New York Times, "roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell have been subpoenaed as the criminal investigation into the events around his suicide intensifies."
Epstein's "suicide" might be the last straw?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ....for the Clintons
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 11/12/2019 6:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Prediction:

The final verdict will be that Epstein was murdered by "person or persons unknown."

As for the jailers:

There will be disciplinary action, firings, criminal prosecutions. Some will go to prison for a couple of years.

All of them will stay silent as they and their families will be extremely generously compensated engage in extremely profitable business in the futures market.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 11/12/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#3  March 4, 2018 - Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia Skripal near fatal poisoning in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent known as A-234.... or was it ?

.......Writing in the Moscow daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, Viktor Baranets, a former Russian Defense Ministry official, stated that the Ministry of the Interior knew that any normal riot control agent, such as pepper spray or tear gas, would allow the Chechens time to harm the hostages. They decided to use the strongest agent available. The paper identified the material as a KGB-developed "psycho-chemical gas" known as Kolokol-1, and reported that "the gas had such an influence on [Chechen siege leader Movsar] Barayev that he couldn't get up from [his] desk"
Wiki link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Incapacitating agents, human lab rats, Salisbury UK, Epstein, Maxwell....?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#5  I think money is a much safer incapacitating agent in this case. No chemical traces.

Epstein was an extremely unsympathetic character and if the rumors and reports are true it is not a stretch to estimate that all interested parties who want this to go away would spend a nine figure sum to make it go away.

Epstein had the potential to devastate the private lives of scores of people for whom a couple of millions of $ is nothing.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 11/12/2019 13:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Is it just me? Are others curious about 3 mothers driving 14(?) children in a 3 vehicle caravan across 70 miles of cartel contested Mexican desert?

Where were the men? My spouse rarely goes 20 miles to the grocery without me, and we have paved roads and AAA.

Maybe an escape to New Mexico?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Love this guy's coverage of Epstein's Zorro Ranch.

Deeper digs than we saw in the O-club some time ago.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

#8  It's awesome work. Fascinating info.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/12/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||

#9  I'd always assumed they pulled a Pentangeli on him.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#10  #6 One of the gals in the caravan had some link with NXVIM.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/12/2019 15:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Where were the men? My spouse rarely goes 20 miles to the grocery without me, and we have paved roads and AAA.


When Mr. Wife was busied arranging our transfer back from Brussels, I took the trailing daughters and ran back to Frankfurt to say goodbye to everyone there. It was our only opportunity — he was told of the transfer nineteen days before it was to take effect. I’m not normally a keen driver, but I have female friends and relations who regularly pack the kids in the car to drive a couple hours to visit the grandparents sans husband.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2019 22:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Australian media reporting that US Atty Durham has interviewed Alexander Downer
[American Thinker] Heh US Attorney John Durham is running an investigation into the Russia hoax that has been almost airtight. A fragment of information on his activities, however, comes our way via Australian media.

Alexander Downer’s meeting with George Papadopoulos at the Kensington Wine Rooms in 2016 played a key role in providing a rationale for an FBI investigation of the Trump campaign, including FISA warrants allowing wiretapping. At the time, Downer was the Australian High Commissioner (ambassador) to the UK, and had been Australia’s foreign minister earlier, a very senior diplomat to be entertaining a young Trump campaign volunteer.

The meeting, also attended by Aussie diplomat Erika Thompson, elicited the information from Papadopoulos that he had been told by mysterious Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud that the Russians had a trove of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. When that information was duly passed along and reached the US, it became justification for investigating "collusion with Russia."

Over last weekend, Downer sat for an interview with Sky News of Australia, and via paywalled News Corp newspapers, we learn:

Former Australian foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer has reportedly told a US investigator he did not try to bring down Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential election.


"Try to bring down" is language to could hide a lot of other activity.

US Attorney John Durham, tasked with investigating the origins of the probe into Russian influence in the election, is understood to have interviewed Mr Downer in London last month and reviewed a confidential Australian diplomatic cable to clarify Australia’s role, The Australian reports.

Mr Durham is also believed to have interviewed Australian diplomat Erika Thompson, who arranged and ­attended the Downer-Papadopoulos meeting.

He is understood to have asked Mr Downer whether he knew Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic who told Mr Papa­dopoulos the Russian govern­ment had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2019 14:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:


10 most vulnerable House members in 2020
[Rollcall - see link]
Posted by: 3dc || 11/12/2019 09:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under:


Background on Chesa Boudin new San Fran DA.

He was raised in Chicago by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn before studying law at Yale. He later won a Rhodes Scholarship and worked for Venezuela’s now-deceased socialist President Hugo Chávez before coming to San Francisco.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/12/2019 06:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Someone needs to organize a "pee-in" in front of City Hall
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 11/12/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Cop-killer's son, an equally vicious cop-hater, admirer of Hugo Chavez and leader of "F--- the Cops!" chanting mobs, wins District Attorney election. Also a grad of one of the country's most elite universities. Feted by the media.

= the very definition of a third-world SHITSHOW
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Boudin has stated he will, upon taking office, issue a 'no arrest' policy for public urination, drunkeness, prostitution, soliciting and a few other 'life style' issues.

I'm sure the tourism board is thinking real hard about their job just now.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/12/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

#4  So Yale and Rhodes Scholar are now a meatball prize.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/12/2019 14:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Kathy Boudin coupled with David Gilbert and had a spawn. Because Kathy and David were convicted cop-killers and in prison, their off-spring was raised by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (chums and neighbors of community organizer BHO). The child later became DA in San Francisco without ever having tried a case.

Shheesh.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/12/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#6  "Every nation (sic) gets the government it deserves"___ Joseph de Maistre
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/12/2019 16:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Mom's profile at Murderpedia.org
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 17:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Here's the supposed "injustice" that the red diaper baby's baby seeks to rectify:


Trials and sentencing

Gilbert, Weems, and Clark were the first of the Brink's robbers to go to trial. Because the BLA was known for attempting to break their members out of prison (as in the case of Assata Shakur), massive security precautions were undertaken, turning the courthouse in Goshen, New York into a heavily armed compound. The job of presiding over what was expected to be an arduous and potentially dangerous trial was assigned to Judge David S. Ritter who tried to balance ensuring the rights of the unpopular defendants with keeping the peace in the courtroom while they used unconventional approaches to making their case. All three defendants declined assistance from defense lawyers and chose to represent themselves.

Their contention was that since they did not recognize the authority of the United States, the government had no right to put them on trial. Throughout the trial, they repeatedly disrupted the proceedings by shouting anti-US slogans, proclaiming to be "at war" with the government and refusing to respect any aspect of the US legal system. They called the robbery an "expropriation" of funds that were needed to form a new country in a few select southern states that ideally would be populated only by African Americans.

When it came time for the defendants to present their case, they called only one witness, Nathaniel Burns (Sekou Odinga), who had already been convicted of multiple bank robberies. He said that his organization was "fighting for the liberation and self-determination of black people in this country." Burns testified that the killings were suitable because the three victims had interfered with the "expropriation." In his view, the theft of money was morally justified because those funds "were robbed through the slave labor that was forced on them and their ancestors." After his testimony, he was praised by the defendants and led out of the courtroom to serve his 40-year federal prison sentence.

The jury was not convinced by Burns' reasoning and at the end of the trial, it took the jury only four hours of deliberation to return a verdict convicting all three defendants of armed robbery and three counts of murder. When the verdict was announced, Clark, Gilbert and Weems refused to appear in court. They remained in the basement holding cells, drinking coffee and railing against, what they perceived to be, a racist court system. "I don't think any interest is served by forcing them to be here," said Judge Ritter.

Rockland County D.A. Kenneth Gribetz told reporters: "Our goal is to see that these people, who have contempt for society and have shown no remorse, will never see the streets of society again!" Judge Ritter apparently agreed. On October 6, 1983, he sentenced each defendant to three consecutive twenty-five year-to-life sentences, making them eligible for parole in the year 2058.

After the trial, Weems claimed, "As to the seventy five years in prison, I am not really worried, not only because I am in the habit of not completing sentences or waiting on parole or any of that nonsense but also because the State simply isn't going to last seventy five or even fifty years." He died in prison from AIDS in 1986.

Gilbert and Clark remain in prison. In September 2006, Clark was granted a new trial by a judge in a district court on grounds that she had no representation at trial. On January 3, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a unanimous decision, reversed the district court's judgment granting a new trial. The Second Circuit panel noted that she chose to represent herself and defaulted any claim by failing to appeal until after the time for appeals had expired.

Unlike their fellow robbers, Boudin and Brown attempted to mount a legal defense. Boudin hired Leonard Weinglass to defend her. Weinglass, a law partner of Boudin's father, arranged for a plea bargain and Boudin pled guilty to one count of felony murder and robbery, in exchange for a single twenty year-to-life sentence.

She was paroled in 2003. However, Brown was unable to reach any deal that would spare him a life sentence. Since he had nothing to lose by going to trial, he decided to have one. At his trial, he claimed to have only had a minor participation in the robbery and had not fired a weapon at anyone. The jury was not convinced. In addition to being caught in the escape attempt with the other robbers, witnesses identified him as a participant in both shootouts. He was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison. ...

Legacy

In 2004, the Nyack post office was officially renamed after the two police officers and the Brink's guard who were killed in the shootout.

In 2008, Kathy Boudin was appointed as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, prompting a 2013 governmental condemnation of the university's action and a call for her termination as professor.

Buck was later convicted of multiple charges related to the Brink's robbery and other crimes and sentenced to 50 years in a federal prison. She was released from prison in July, 2010, and died of cancer in August, 2010. Williams (Shakur), the alleged ringleader of the group, was the last one to go on trial on charges related to the robbery. In 1988, he received a 60-year prison sentence. He has a parole release date of 2016.

Legacy

In 2004, the Nyack post office was officially renamed after the two police officers and the Brink's guard who were killed in the shootout.

In 2008, Kathy Boudin was appointed as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, prompting a 2013 governmental condemnation of the university's action and a call for her termination as professor.
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 17:15 Comments || Top||

#9  WTF?
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 17:32 Comments || Top||

#10  ^IMO, it's more of "In your face, deplorables!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 17:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Except, of course, that San Francisco is a deplorable-free zone.

Who the f--- do they think they're opposing, exactly?
Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||

#12  The rest of the country.

Just had an idea:
He was raised in Chicago by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

I understand Obama was close to these two.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 17:44 Comments || Top||


Pentagon chief says Vindman should not fear Army retaliation
WASHINGTON (AP) ‐ Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that an Army officer has no reason to fear retribution for testifying before Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Esper was asked about potential retribution for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman during a trip to New York City. The defense secretary said the Pentagon "has protections for whistleblowers" who report waste, fraud or abuse.

He said Vindman or any other whistleblower "shouldn’t have any fear of retaliation," according to a transcript of the exchange released by online publication Defense One.

Vindman is the Ukraine specialist at the White House’s National Security Council who was on the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy. Vindman testified about concerns that Trump was delaying military aid to the Eastern European country while pressing the country to investigate his political rivals.

That phone call, and Trump’s request for a "favor" from Ukraine are the basis of the impeachment inquiry.

According to the Defense One transcript, Esper was asked what he would tell service members who might wonder if Vindman’s career is in jeopardy and whether their own careers would be at risk if they blew the whistle on waste, fraud or abuse.

Esper responded by saying the Pentagon "has protections for whistleblowers -- they’re guaranteed in law. And he shouldn’t have any fear of retaliation. That’s DoD’s position," referring to the Department of Defense.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This 'protection for whistleblowers' thing. Isn't it something detrimental to military or intelligence directives ? Does it even extend to the relationship between an O-5 and the CinC ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/12/2019 2:25 Comments || Top||

#2  He is a spy.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 11/12/2019 2:27 Comments || Top||

#3  who report waste, fraud or abuse

How does it fits what Vindman did?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 2:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Unless it is something new, the military does not have a "whisleblower" program, per se. The correct venue for issues of concern is the 'chain of command,' Inspector General, Waste Fraud & Abuse Hotline, or Staff Judge Advocate (SJA).

Again, unless something has changed in the past 20 years, which is entirely possible.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 5:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Being posted to McMurdo, on the other hand...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Insubordination. Give him the MacArthur treatment.
Posted by: Lemuel Prince of the Platypi5893 || 11/12/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Vindman has nothing to fear for being a whistleblower. However, he is not a whistleblower. He is an officer who disobeyed a legal order. For that alone he should be courtmartialed.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/12/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||


#9  Retaliation, no. But personally I'd like a word or two on exactly how and why he somehow does not have to work within the chain of command, you know like EVERYBODY else in uniform.
Posted by: Cesare || 11/12/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Fair trial, quick hanging.
Justice deserved isn't retaliation or retribution, it's just justice.
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 11/12/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#11  He's in a position now where anything he doesn't like about his treatment by the Army or DoD will be seen as "harassment" or "retaliation." The military better figure out how to prevent an entire class of guys like this or next thing you know they will be running the place.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/12/2019 10:17 Comments || Top||

#12  REMFs are a serious problem in any military, MM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#13  Pentagon will not retaliate. They will follow the UCMJ and nail him for being a criminal...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/12/2019 13:59 Comments || Top||

#14  Vindman decided to become a whistleblower because he disagreed with Trump's policy. Vindman does not make foreign policy. You could say he tried to usurp the Constitutional authority of the President. He ought to be brought up on charges.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/12/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#15  When is enforcing the law retaliation? [Scroll up to Liberals Hate the Police but love their Gestapol]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#16  Ref #13: Pentagon will not retaliate. They will follow the UCMJ and nail him for being a criminal...

Sadly, I'll bet you a Porterhouse at the Mash House in Fayetteville this never happens.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2019 16:32 Comments || Top||

#17  The Mash House!

Being posted to McMurdo, on the other hand...

McMurdo is a treat.
We do need some RADAR watchers on Shemya though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||

#18  How about " Ekalaka Mini-Mutes Radar Site, Carter County, Montana, 45.6667°N -104.3669°W " ...
A friend once told me that Alaska is a "hardship post with double points..." so why not find some place in the CONUS where you have to drive 50+ miles to buy a beer?
Posted by: magpie || 11/12/2019 20:09 Comments || Top||


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AOC Suggests We Need to Fight 'White Supremacy' to Combat Climate Change
h/t Instapundit
[PJMedia] On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that fighting "white supremacy" is a fundamental part of combatting climate change. She also attacked "consultants" who would encourage climate activists to focus on solar panels more than social justice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm all for solar justice on social panels.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/12/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  'White Supremacy' - the republic. On with the dictatorship of the proletariat!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2019 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  She's so dumb, it's scary - openly proclaiming that AGW is just an excuse.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#4  A canonical example of the vile hatred and murderous tendency of the Communist/Fascist left.

AOC belongs in a brown shirt with a mustache and pistol belt.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/12/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  We're through the looking glass now.

Occasional Cortex = the March Hare
Fauxcahontas = the Mad Hatter
Biden = the Dormouse
Hillary, KamalHo, Ratshita = the Queen of Hearts


Posted by: Lex || 11/12/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  The Occasional Cortex has been a boon for the moderates and right. She has really shown how crazy and dangerous the left is.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/12/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Some would even say Hillary is the rabbit hole.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/12/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#8  So she's planning to fight the democrat party? The Party of the KKK, Slavery, Jim Crow, etc? Good for her.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/12/2019 10:46 Comments || Top||

#9  She keeps blaming all white guys as the problem, all white guys will unite, and she will find out what supremacy really looks like.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/12/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||

#10  Never a thought of moving to a less white, less racist nation...
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#11  "Never a thought ... "
I think you hit the nail on the head.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/12/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm willing to bet the Confederacy had a surprisingly small carbon foorprint.
Posted by: Secret Master || 11/12/2019 21:59 Comments || Top||



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