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The ADA Is a Serial Litigator's Dream
by Arnold Ahlert
Rosenstein Defends Goverment Lawyers ,
DOJ and Indirectly Himself
{  } ~ The Justice Department must “hold people accountable when they violate the rules,” but it “must never be a partisan actor,”... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a speech to the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Chicago on Thursday. In all cases, agents and prosecutors are obligated to make neutral decisions, preserve personal privacy, protect national security, and insulate investigations from political interference. Rosenstein’s speech came as President Trump continues to rail against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as a “disgrace” and a “TOTAL HOAX,” and as Mueller brings his first case stemming from that investigation. President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is now on trial in Virginia for matters unrelated to his role in the Trump campaign. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation, sprinkled his speech with historical anecdotes, including one about future President John Adams agreeing, out of a “sense of duty,” to represent the British soldiers charged with murdering colonists during the Boston Massacre...Why is he still holding on to the documents and not releasing without redacted.
FBI Vault Release – FBI Requested Data Forensics on Huma Abedin/liar-Clinton Laptop AFTER the 2016 Election, Not Before
by sundance
{ } ~ A new release from the FBI Vault on the liar-Hillary Clinton email investigation reveals... the Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin laptop containing liar-Clinton emails (350,000) and Blackberry communications (344,000) was never reviewed for intrusion prior to the 2016 election.Here’s how we discover. However, first, the frustrating context: From the Boston Marathon bombing investigation through the San Bernardino terrorist attack; passing the Garland, Texas cartoon terror shooting; and continuing through Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub; and then through the Parkland shooting and into Las Vegas -via the Mandalay Bay- we always knew something was wrong with the apparatus, the institutional apparatus, of the FBI… but it wasn’t until 2017 with scumbag-James Comey, Andrew McCabe and the transparently corrupt liar-Clinton exoneration and candidate Trump set-up scheme that we fully grasped the scale and scope of the corruption. It is disconcerting to accept that the institution of the FBI is corrupt, soup-to-nuts, including every aforementioned field office and participant therein. But reality doesn’t care about feelings; it just stares you in the face until we accept it...
Rajneeshpuram: A Microcosm of Today’s Democrats?
by Lauri B. Regan
{ } ~ For those who have not yet watched the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, it is a must-see... The story of cult leader (AKA the "sex-guru") Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's takeover of a small town in Wasco County, Oregon in the early 1980s provides a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the cult, and, in particular, the quest of Rajneesh's number one, Ma Anand Sheela, to retain power. Rajneesh's ability to hypnotize his lost followers coupled with Sheela's evil doings in order to retain and expand her growing empire resonate with those of us who believe that Barack liar-nObama and the dummycrats-Democrats utilized similar tactics in order to attain and maintain their control. One cannot help but watch the documentary and consider that Rajneesh and Sheela were the king and queen of community organizers of their time. Today's liberals, like Rajneesh's followers, are desperately seeking someone to take care of them. liar-nObama's ridiculous "The Life of Julia" video epitomized the way in which liberals believe that the government should take care of its citizenry from cradle to grave. They lack the ability to think on their own and turn to cult-like figures liar-nObama had his own gurus in Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan before taking on that role for half of the country and mainstream and social media to feed their voracious appetites for endorphins. For Rajneeshees, wild and crazy orgies and sex with anyone and everyone filled their emotional and physical needs. Intellectual endeavors were nonexistent. One of the reasons David Koresh's Branch Davidians the subject of a well done Paramount documentary, Waco, available on Amazon Prime video grew to barely 150 members, while the Rajneeshees attracted nearly 10,000 to Oregon, reflected the difference between cults promoting abstinence versus orgies...
Britain Welcomes Radicals - Again and Again
by Douglas Murray
{ } ~ It is more than a year since the UK suffered three Islamist terrorist attacks in quick succession... It is also more than a year since the Prime Minister, Theresa May, stood on the steps of Downing Street and announced that 'enough is enough'. Yet the striking aspect of the last year has been how little has changed. Consider, for instance, the lax controls on extremist preachers that the UK had in place in 2016. As reported here at the time, in the summer of that year, two Pakistani clerics performed a tour of the UK. Their seven-week roadshow took in numerous UK hotspots including Rochdale, Rotherham, Oldham and the Prime Minister's own constituency of Maidenhead. The two clerics -- Muhammad Naqib ur Rehman and Hassan Haseeb ur Rehman -- began their tour by visiting the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace for a meeting on 'interfaith relations'. How expert are these two clerics at 'interfaith relations'? Well, they are so good that their main credential is their enthusiastic support for the murderer of somebody accused of 'blasphemy'. Yes -- these two preachers are famed in Pakistan for having supported Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of the progressive Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Because Taseer believed in a relaxation of Pakistan's barbaric blasphemy codes specifically he opposed the execution of a Christian woman -- Asia Bibi -- who was falsely accused of blaspheming the Muslim god, Qadri -- who was meant to be guarding the governor -- instead murdered Taseer in 2011. Qadri himself was subsequently tried, sentenced to death and executed by the state. After Qadri's funeral in Rawalpindi, Hassan Haseeb ur Rehman whipped up the crowds of the murderer's mourners. Rehman acclaimed the murderer Qadri as a 'shaeed' martyr. The crowd subsequently chanted  slogans such as 'Qadri, your blood will bring revolution' and 'the punishment for a blasphemer is beheading'...
dummycrats-Democrats could pull off another special election upset in this historically Republican Ohio congressional district
by Laura Barrón-López
{ } ~ dummycrats-Democrat Danny O’Connor is within striking distance of Republican Troy Balderson in an Ohio congressional district... that has elected Republicans for decades and went for President Trump by 11 points. If O’Connor prevails on Tuesday in the last special election before November, it’s sure to send another round of shockwaves through the Republican Party and boost the already excited dummycrats-Democratic base. The 12th District of Ohio stretches from northern Columbus into the suburbs and rural communities. It was gerrymandered in favor of Republicans and hasn’t voted for a dummycrats-Democrat since 1980. But Trump’s presidency coupled with the open seat, left vacant by former GOP Rep. Pat Tiberi, have created a prime pickup opportunity for dummycrats-Democrats in a seat many election trackers say they had no business competing in. But O’Connor, an uncontroversial centrist dummycrats-Democrat who attracted little national attention until recently, has narrowed what appeared to be an insurmountable gap The race is in a dead heat with a recent poll putting O’Connor just one point behind Balderson...Don't let this happen Ohio.


The ADA Is a Serial Litigator's Dream
by Arnold Ahlert:  In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the law of the land, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and making sure they have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) expanded the definition of “disability” and overturned two court cases that allowed unnecessarily high standards of ability to be imposed on the claimants in those cases. While well-meaning, the ADA has spawned a cottage industry where disabled Americans, aided by unscrupulous attorneys, file multiple numbers of lawsuits against business owners who are more inclined to settle than engage in litigation they can ill-afford.

             As a 2017 Orange County Register article reveals, many of these lawsuits epitomize the word “frivolous.” “Businesses can be sued because a bathroom mirror is an inch too high, a sign is missing or the paint on a disabled parking space has become too faded over time,” the paper reported. “There are numerous examples like the San Ramon gas station owner who was forced to install a shield under a bathroom sink to prevent burns to the legs of someone in a wheelchair — even though the bathroom does not even have hot water.”
               Unsurprisingly, California made the problem worse with the passage of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. It quadruples the fines imposed by the ADA, and requires payment of the plaintiff’s legal fees. And despite the state’s passage of a law to limit such lawsuits, it remains the epicenter of them: 40% of ADA cases nationwide are filed in the Golden State, despite it having only 12% of the nation’s disabled population.
               California is hardly an outlier, and it’s not only ADA violations with regard to a business’s physical access that are being targeted. “Lawsuits accusing businesses of failing to ensure that their websites are accessible to deaf, blind, or otherwise disabled customers have been on the rise in recent years and show no sign of tapering off, say attorneys who specialize in accessibility litigation,” reports Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper.
               Courts have ruled that websites must be accessible if they are connected to physical entities such as retail stores, restaurants, and hotels, or operated by local governments archiving public documents or holding public meetings. For a website to be ADA-compliant, written content must be coded for audio translation, videos must include audio description for the blind and close captions for the deaf, and all interactive commands must be keyboard-command accessible for those incapable of using a mouse.
               Many of these requirements were engendered by a 2017 landmark court case in which U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. ruled that supermarket chain Winn-Dixie violated the ADA by not making its website accessible to the visually impaired, failing to offer them the “full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations” provided to its other customers. This case was the first evidence-based ruling that an inaccessible website violated the ADA’s Title III “public accommodation” requirements.
               Thus, while physical locations “are still tested and sued, a recent increase in federal litigation based on ADA violation claims in Florida and elsewhere has been fueled by website-based challenges,” the Sun-Sentinel adds. No doubt.
               The latest ADA abuse has occurred in New York City. Arik Matatov, a 24-year-old Queens resident, sued Manhattan  businesses for their lack of wheel chair accessibility over a six-week period last winter. “He’s looking to have access to places. He’s very strong on that,” said Matatov’s lawyer, Jeffrey Neiman. When Neiman was asked why Matatov would visit places that would seemingly have little to offer him, such as the bridal shop or a beauty-supply store, the attorney insisted Matatov “likes to browse.”
               Thus the letter Neiman sent to 49 Manhattan establishments should surprise no one. “To avoid litigation, we offer to settle this matter for $50,000 plus the commitment to purchase and have readily available a portable ramp, it reads.” Neiman’s rationale for the $50,000 settlement figure? That’s what the New York State attorney general could fine the businesses for not complying with ADA mandates. “We’re not making oodles and oodles of money,” he insisted.
               Really? Assuming he were successful, these 49 lawsuits alone could generate a payout of $2.45 million.
               Businesses can’t afford them. Max Leifer owned an Italian restaurant called Da Marcella. He was sued by Jose Figueroa and his attorney Stuart Finkelstein, who have filed 21 other similar cases against businesses since 2017. When Finkelstein demanded $25,000 in fees in addition to Leifer’s own legal defense costs, and the restauranteur realized an ADA-compliant ramp would eat up 25% of his business space, he closed down — and laid off eight employees.
               On the bright side, the New York Post visited Matatov a little over a week ago — and saw him walking. Neiman claimed he had no idea, and that he wasn’t into “fake lawsuits.
               Maybe not, but there appears to be no downside to filing them, because as it is currently structured, the ADA is a serial litigator’s dream. In a column for The Hill, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) reveals just how rampant the abuse has become. “Serial Plaintiff Howard Cohan has filed 1,114 ADA Lawsuits since 2012, making him one of Florida’s most prolific ADA abusers,” Poe reveals. “What’s worse? He’s never visited many of the small businesses he has sued, instead hiding behind a computer, using mapping programs to determine if a business has an alleged violation.”
               Poe introduced a bill, “H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017,” to address the problem. It would require a “notice and cure” period, whereby someone claiming discrimination must first provide written notice of the complaint to a business owner, who has 60 days to acknowledge the complaint’s receipt, and an additional 120 days before legal action can be undertaken. Despite pushback from dummycrats-Democrats, the bill passed the House by a 225-190 vote last February.
               Nonetheless, 43 dummycrats-Democrat senators  committed to oppose the legislation in April, making it clear they could filibuster any attempt to bring it to a vote. In a letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) they insisted H.R. 620 would do nothing to stop frivolous lawsuits due to “specific State laws that unlike title III of the ADA, authorize monetary damages.” dummycrats-Democrats further insisted H.R. 620 “gut” the ADA.
               Nonsense. A notice and cure period would have no impact whatsoever on state-imposed fines. It would merely put a crimp in a legal industry that generates income by targeting businesses with no option to become ADA-compliant before being subject to litigation. Fair-minded Americans might ask themselves why the same money businesses could use to remedy their deficiencies is better spent on serial shakedown artists and their equally rapacious attorneys.
               They might also ask themselves what thedummycrats- Democrat Party’s real motives are. Here’s a hint: political contributions by the legal industry (think trial lawyers) favored dummycrats-Democrats over Republicans by a 77% to 23% margin in 2018 — just as they have favored dummycrats- Democrats by similarly lopsided margins since 1990.
               Sensible reform would gut the ADA? Gut adummycrats- Democrat Party revenue stream is more like it.

~The Patriot Post

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ALERT --> Minnesota Elects First Muslim Congresswoman In US History!!!

Minnesota voters sent Somali immigrant Ilhan Omar of the DFL party to Congress on Tuesday night after she defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski by a 78-22% margin.

Omar and Michigan House candidate Rashida Tlaib (D) both became the first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress after their election victories on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

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Omar, along with being the first Muslim women elected to Congress is also the first Somali-American member of Congress, a seat in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district which was previously held by Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim ever elected to US Congress. Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district has not elected a Republican to Congress since 1962. The district includes Minneapolis and its surrounding suburbs.

The Minnesota state congresswoman ran a progressive platform which included “Medicare for all,” criminal justice reform and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Omar, a Somali refugee, came to the U.S. at 12 years old, which is why she often attacks President Trump‘s travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority countries which happen to be terror hotbeds.

In August, Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer confronted both Ilhan and Tlaib, who have both expressed hatred for Jewish people and who are campaigning with pro-HAMAS Linda Sarsour and CAIR, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

When Loomer confronted Tlaib at one of Ilhan’s campaign events, Tlaib assaulted Loomer, and a police report was filed.

Omar’s campaign and election, however, are still clouded in controversy. Omar has been accused of marrying her brother and committing immigration fraud.

The day after her victory, Omar appeared in court to face a judge about the campaign finance violations she has been accused of.

Ilhan Omar was also arrested in 2013 for trespassing.

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Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

This is Ilhan Omar.

She won an election last night & is now the first Somali woman elected to US Congress.

This is her mug shot.

Along w/ being a criminal, as you can see, she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother so he could get a green card.

Good riddance.

Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

Omar has also faced criticism for her ties to CAIR, campaigning with jihadi activist Linda Sarsour, Keith Ellison, who has been accused of domestic violence, and her public display of anti-Semitism, all of which has been either under-reported and ignored by the local Minnesota media.

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