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Capturing The Spirit
Tom McLaughlin
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DiGenova: 'Core of Conspiracy' Against Trump 'Began With scumbag/commie-John Brennan' -- People Are Going to Prison
by Michael W. Chapman
cnsnews.com } ~ Former U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel Joe diGenova said that he believes the scumbag/liar-nObama official at the core of the fraudulent Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy was scumbag/commie-John Brennan... the CIA director 2013-2017. DiGenova named several other people and added, "I now believe that some of these guys are going to prison." DiGenova made his remarks on Tuesday's The Ingraham Angle. On Monday, it had been announced that Attorney General William Barr had assigned federal prosecutor John H. Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion tale and the allegedly improper actions by some top FBI officials. "scumbag-James Comey, scumbag/commie-John Brennan and scumbag-James Clapper have said to themselves which one of us is going to pay the Barr bill," said diGenova on May 14. "The Barr bill is coming due." "And John Durham's appointment means that the already occurred meetings between the attorney general, the CIA director, and the director of National Intelligence have now focused on a laser that the core of this conspiracy began with scumbag/commie-John Brennan and ends with scumbag/commie-John Brennan in London and D.C. and the Democratic National Committee," said diGenova. "This is very serious business and for the first time, I now believe that some of these guys are going to go to prison," he said.  In the scumbag/liar-nObama administration and during its last year, election year 2016,  scumbag-James Comey was the FBI director, scumbag/commie-John Brennan headed the CIA, and scumbag-James Clapper was the director of National Intelligence...  https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/digenova-core-conspi...  
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Dispute erupts over whether scumbag/commie-Brennan, scumbag-Comey pushed Steele dossier, 
as DOJ probe into misconduct begins
by Gregg Re and Catherine Herridge  
foxnews.com } ~ A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again... after it emerged that Attorney General  William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate." Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated then-FBI Director scumbag-James Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director scumbag/commie-John Brennan  insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA. Fox News was told that the email chain – not yet public -- referred to the dossier as "crown material," but it was not clear why this apparent code was used. On Tuesday night, former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that "scumbag-Comey has a better argument than scumbag/commie-Brennan, based on what I've seen." A day earlier, Gowdy told Fox News, "Whoever is looking into this, tell them to look into emails" from December 2016 involving scumbag/commie-Brennan and scumbag-Comey. Gowdy, who is now a Fox News contributor, said his assessment was based on sensitive Russia records he reviewed as then-chairman of the Republican-led House Oversight Committee. But in a statement to Fox News, a former CIA official put the blame squarely on scumbag-Comey. "Former Director scumbag/commie-Brennan, along with former Director of National Intelligence scumbag-James Clapper, are the ones who opposed scumbag-James Comey’s recommendation that the Steele Dossier be included in the intelligence report," the official said...   https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dispute-erupts-over-whether-brenna...  
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Free Trade with China Is Ultimately 
Destructive to American Society
by Michael Morris
{cnsnews.com} ~ Mark Levin noted that free trade with China is ultimately destructive to American society on his nationally syndicated radio talk show... “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday. “So, free trade with China is ultimately destructive to this society and the future of a peaceful society, in my view,” stated Mark Levin. “We have to acknowledge what China is and what China’s doing – same with Iran. These are hostile countries.” Mark Levin’s comments came as reports have warned of a trade war, tariffs with China, Rep. Steve Scalise suggesting that,  according to CNSNews.com, “we’ve always been in a trade war with China.” Patrick Buchanan, in his most recent column on CNSNews.com said the following about tariffs, “A tariff is a tax, but its purpose is not just to raise revenue but to make a nation economically independent of others, and to bring its citizens to rely upon each other rather than foreign entities,” which is “why Beijing, which runs $350 billion to $400 billion in annual trade surpluses at our expense is howling loudest.”“Tariffs and trade – tariffs and trade. See, I don’t buy the argument that China takes $500 billion out of the United States every year. Now, stick with me. You’re going to hear the whole argument because I favored heavy tariffs against China, but I’ll get into that in a minute...  https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-morris/mark-levin-free-trade-c...  
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Lindsey Graham debuts massive immigration 
reform targeting Central American migrants
by Anna Giaritelli
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Wednesday introduced an immigration bill aimed at curtailing the record-high number of immigrant families... traveling from Central America to the United States in hope of attaining asylum. Graham's bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to immediately deport most unaccompanied children from Central America; double the number of federal immigration judges in order to more quickly decide asylum cases; force all asylum-seekers to apply for credible fear at processing centers in their home countries; and allow those in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to be held up to 100 days while their credible fear and asylum proceedings go forward. “We have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children,” Graham, a member of the 2012 Gang of Eight that unsuccessfully attempted to come up with bipartisan immigration reforms, said in a statement. The White House worked extensively with Graham's staff on the bill and two Republican Senate aides told the Washington Examiner last week they expect to get support from a couple Democratic senators. Graham said the reform outlined in the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 will address "broken and outdated" asylum laws, including the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Protection Act of 2008. The trafficking act mandated children from noncontiguous countries, those from nations others than Canada and Mexico, be protected from immediate deportation due to the possibility they may have been trafficked to the U.S. against their will. The change to detainee holding lengths is a legislative attempt to overhaul a 2015 court ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California. Gee ordered immigrant children arriving with parents not be held by ICE more than 20 days. At the time, families could be held for any duration...   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/lindsey-graham-debuts-massi...  
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Israeli historians hit back at worthless-Rashida 
Tlaib: 'Ignorant of the history or
is a deliberate liar'
by John Gage
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Israeli scholars have blasted worthless-Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan congresswoman and Democrat, for her comments that her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews during the Holocaust... "worthless-Rashida Tlaib is either completely ignorant of the history or is a deliberate liar," professor Benny Morris, a leading scholar of British Mandatory Palestine and the formation of the country of Israel, told Haaretz. He added that Palestinians "did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the Jews at Nazi hands. Rather the opposite: The Arabs of British Mandatory Palestine, during the whole period — and supported by the neighboring Arab states — did all they could to prevent Jews trying to escape Nazi hands from reaching the relatively safe shores of Palestine."Morris noted that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini "called for the massacre of Jews in the Arab world on Nazi radio stations — an anti-Jewish 'jihad' — and helped the Nazis recruit Muslims from the Balkans for the SS and Wehrmacht." The transcripts of the meeting between Husseini and Adolf Hitler on Nov. 28, 1941 show that Husseini told Hitler: "The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews and the Communists. Therefore they were prepared to cooperate with Germany with all their hearts and stood ready to participate in the war, not only negatively by the commission of acts of sabotage and the instigation of revolutions, but also positively by the formation of an Arab Legion." Husseini also told Hitler that he was "admired by the entire Arab world" for his help with the "Palestinian cause."...   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/israel-historians-hit-back-...  
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Capturing The Spirit
Tom McLaughlin
{tommclaughlin.blogspot.com} ~ After I’ve photographed something I feel an affinity for it. I’ve captured some of its essence. American Indians avoided having their picture taken because of a superstition that photos captured their spirit and would impede its travel to the spirit world after death. Think of the common phrase I just used: “having their picture taken.” Why do photographers use that phrase? Is something really being taken away?
I think so, but the taking doesn’t diminish the subject. Rather, picture-taking supplements or strengthens it. Putting a picture on display spreads the spirit of the subject more widely as it imprints itself in the minds and souls of however many others focus on it. A good photograph should evoke a feeling in the viewer — something like what the photographer felt when he or she framed the picture and snapped the shutter.  
Photographs have over-filled my 500 gig laptop. The overflow is stored on the cloud, wherever and whatever that is. It’s hard to trust something I cannot see and do not fully understand, so I store raw versions of all my photos on two separate hard drives each stored in a different building, but I only do that every couple of months. In the interim, I’ve taken dozens of shots to which I’m emotionally attached. Smaller, jpeg versions are stored on “the cloud” every time I download them, but I’m still nervous about losing them somehow.  
Photography has only been around less than two hundred years and less than that in digital form — only since 1957. The first digital cameras for consumers were sold about twenty years ago. I understand how images were recorded on cellulose and then printed on paper. I’ve used a darkroom and smelled the chemicals employed in the process, but I don’t understand how a digital sensor works nearly as well. It’s been explained to me but not much sank in.  
I like it though — very much: no chemicals, no darkroom, no bulky equipment, making multiple copies instantaneously. Sending them across the country or around the world is just as easy. Editing is a breeze once you learn the procedures. Competing camera-manufacturing companies are putting out equipment capable of taking pictures in lighting conditions that would have been impossible only a decade ago. Maybe best of all — costs keep going down. We can snap multiple shots — dozens, hundreds even, and discard those we don’t like at no expense.  
Rarely do I photograph people, except for loved ones. Of them, I take many shots and then share with family and close friends. Cropping, editing, and categorizing the hundreds or thousands I take in a year brings each of them before my eyes many times — even before others see the pictures. Whether my subjects are looking into the lens or they’re unaware I’m photographing them, I see into them. So do others who view the images.  
Most of my subjects are comfortable with my constant shooting at family gatherings. They're so accustomed to me holding a camera they don’t seem to notice anymore. One of my grandsons who was three years old at the time got very annoyed, however. “You don’t have to take pictures of everything!” he said indignantly.
“Oh, but I do!” I responded, “especially people I love.” That didn’t persuade him and he began to hide his face when I was around with my camera until I negotiated with him. For a quarter, he would allow me unlimited shots for the rest of the day. After getting the coin he wasn’t aggravated anymore and after that, he stopped demanding payment. He’s six now and last week I photographed him and his siblings as they flew kites. He asked me to send him a copy of himself flying his kite for his iPad. I was happy to oblige, of course.  
During my first visit to Ireland eleven years ago, I was struck by how many people I saw on the streets of Dublin looked just like people I would see in Boston. From the open top of a double-decker bus, I used a telephoto lens to photograph iconic Irish faces. As I shot several dozen pictures, I was surprised to see that more than half of my subjects sensed I was looking at them and looked right into the lens. It was uncanny. How did they know? I was perched well above the street and they were on a busy sidewalk.  
After many decades taking many thousands of pictures, I can only conclude that there’s more going on than a mechanical, optical, chemical, and/or digital process. There’s something emotional and spiritual happening as well.  

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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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