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Perils of pot: A precious life lost
by BARBARA SIMPSON
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North Korea's Real Olympic Goal
by Political Editors:  It’s tempting to believe that the only real solution to the problem that is North Korea is war. And that may be especially so lately with comments regarding fingers on nuclear buttons and the size of weapon arsenals. Which makes the latest news coming out of the Asian peninsula seem rather contradictory. North and South Korea have begun talking again, something that hasn’t happened in over two years. And it was the North that reached out to the South, relaying its desire to participate in next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

          Is this a case of sports diplomacy? Not likely. Rather, Kim Jong-un’s motives are two-fold. First, the fact of the matter is that the Olympics Games being hosted on the Korean peninsula is a big deal. For two weeks the world’s attention will be focused on South Korea, which essentially acts as a massive PR campaign. It serves Kim by allowing him to present a positive image of the rogue nation to the world via sports as well as domestically boosting nationalistic pride.
          Second, sanctions are having a real impact, squeezing Kim hard enough that he is now angling for a means to ease them. By engaging in these talks and winning some compromises, like the U.S. and South Korea suspending normal joint military exercises, he hopes to lay the groundwork for further talks eventually leading to some type of economic concession. Ideally, he’d love for a deal similar to the Sunshine Policy, brokered by his father in 1998, which successfully brought in hundreds of millions to the rogue state’s coffers.
          Ultimately, this is all part of Kim’s survival plan. He is no more interested in going to war than is the U.S., but he also knows any backing down to Donald Trump will be perceived as weakness — weakness that could be the death of him. He is navigating in such a manner as to continue toward the goal of developing a nuclear arsenal powerful enough to seriously threaten the U.S. By doing so, he will be in a more powerful position to demand the removal of sanctions while threatening massive consequences should his demands not be met. Kim’s is a plan not for war, but for greater power.  

~The Patriot Post
https://patriotpost.us/articles/53369

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Chicago Professors Demand liar-nObama 
Move His ‘Socially Regressive’ Presidential
Library Elsewhere
{rickwells.us} ~ Former president liar-nObama is finalizing plans for his liar-nObama Presidential Center... which will be built in Chicago, Illinois and will be within a stone’s throw of the University of Chicago. The design includes three buildings: a museum, library and forum. The library’s design and location has been a source of controversy itself within the Chicago community. In a recent letter, over 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty and dozens of community groups strongly condemn liar-nObama’s plan. Why? Because, according to the professors, the liar-nObama Presidential Center wastes millions of taxpayer dollars in an already broke state, destroys a public park and is “socially regressive” to the affluent community. Here are the complaints, in the professor’s own words... https://rickwells.us/chicago-professors-obama-library/
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Congressional Probe Finds Evidence of
FBI Protecting liar-Clinton in E-mail Investigation
by C. Mitchell Shaw
Congressional investigators have turned up new information indicating that high-level FBI officials including ousted director James Comey decided ahead of time to exonerate liar-Hillary Clinton... of doing anything illegal in her use of an unsecured, unauthorized, private e-mail server to send and receive classified e-mails during her tenure as secretary of state. Not only that, but evidence indicates that the FBI buried facts regrading liar-Clinton wrongdoing. In the myriad investigations now swirling around liar-Hillary Clinton, it is reasonable to ponder which one she should be most concerned about. Yet it would be difficult to imagine one that could do more to damage her than the investigations connected to her use of a private server. After all, not being indicted yet! is not the same thing as being found not guilty. liar-Clinton could presumably still be charged, tried, and convicted for the multiplicity of crimes she committed by sending and receiving at least 2,079 classified e-mails over her private server and account. With congressional investigators looking into the matter, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that she may yet have to face charges for her actions...Lock her up!!!!   https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/27923-congressiona...
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Left unsuccessful in stopping Trump tornado
by Sher Zieve

{renewamerica.com} ~ In order to complete and be successful in their plans to turn the USA into a country and world run by authoritarian global elites... 
President Donald J. Trump must be eliminated as POTUS. Thus far, everything the Luciferian Left has intensely attempted to bring about – in order to force this extraordinary man to his knees – has had the opposite effect. In fact, President Trump's own tornado and boomerang the old "bounces off me and sticks to you!" show has been far more successful than the tyrannical US Deep State imagined. And, despite virtually all members of the Democrat Marxist Party – and other assorted worldwide leftists – and their attempts to destroy Mr. Trump, it is he who is thriving. It is he and we who are winning...  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/180110
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Prager U: Is There Life After This Life?
by Dennis Prager
{truthrevolt.org} ~ What happens after we die? Does everything just end?... Or, is there something that comes after this life? Who hasn’t asked themselves these questions? In this compelling video, Dennis Prager deals with the issue of the afterlife head on. Is there an afterlife—life after this life ends? There probably isn’t a human being who hasn't asked this question at one time or another. And here’s the answer: If there is a God, there is an afterlife. It’s that simple. And here’s why...  https://www.truthrevolt.org/commentary/prager-u-there-life-after-life
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South Korea President Says Trump Deserves “Big” Credit For North Korea Talks
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Blockbuster Project Veritas Video: Twitter Elated To Give Trump’s DMs & Public Tweets To DOJ
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You Saw Him At The Golden Globes, But Who Exactly Tommy Wiseau?
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Red Robin Is Eliminating Bus Boys Due To Minimum Wage Hikes
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Deadly Mudslides Kill At Least 15 In Southern California
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GE Feud: Jack Welch Holds Jeff Immelt Responsible For Company’s Woes
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Arpaio on DACA: I respect Trump’s judgment
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Perils of pot: A precious life lost
by BARBARA SIMPSON
{wnd.com} ~ A tragic accident on Christmas Eve in Hayward, California, took the life of Andrew Camilleri, a 33-year-old rookie Highway Patrol officer, and injured his partner, Jonathan Velasquez.

The details of the accident and the life of Camilleri captured the headlines in northern California as it drew remembrances from those who knew the man and honors from police departments from across the state.

The officer was a March graduate of the California Highway Patrol academy, and this was his first Christmas Eve shift. He leaves a wife and three children and a large loving family.

The two officers were parked on the shoulder of Interstate 880 late that Sunday night as they patrolled for dangerous drivers. Velasquez was behind the wheel and Camilleri in the front passenger seat.

Without warning, a Cadillac slammed into the rear of the patrol car, killing Camilleri outright and injuring Velasquez.

The early reports of the accident stated that the 22-year-old driver of the Cadillac was reportedly drunk and was driving so fast that the crash crushed the police SUV into “a very small compact vehicle,” as described by CHP Assistant Chief Ernest Sanchez.

A day or so later, it was revealed that the driver reportedly was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. He remains hospitalized.

The Bay Area News Group reported on the funeral, which was attended by thousands of police officers from across the state as well as family and friends of Camilleri and Velasquez.

The details of the news stories focused on the two officers and the accident and their families and the human aspects of the tragedy.

I read them but noted with interest that what should have been emphasized was that the driver of the car, which plowed into the police SUV, was under the influence, not only of alcohol but also of marijuana.

This, within days of when the new California law went into effect, legalizing the sale and use of “recreational” marijuana.

After years of wrangling and lobbying, the state passed the law but left a variety of loopholes that will only be resolved over the bodies of victims of accidents caused by the drug.

There is a pattern to this. Reports from Colorado, which legalized pot in 2013, show a sharp increase in pot-related auto fatalities. In 2016 alone, nearly two-thirds of driver deaths involved alcohol and pot.

Washington legalized pot in 2012 and, according to AAA, pot-related fatal crashes doubled from 8 to 17 percent between 2013 and 2014. In 2014 alone, one in six drivers in fatal crashes used pot.

As for California, it is legal to sell, buy and use recreational marijuana but it is not legal to smoke it while driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle.

That may be the law but, at this point, it is almost impossible to police. THC, the active ingredient in pot, stays in the system for days and weeks after it is ingested, and there is no legal level that can be tested and is considered illegal. The state still has to determine that. Until that happens and there is a way to test for it, it’s open season and the roads become more dangerous for everyone.

Police officials know it and are working with their officers to assist them is dealing with violators. But the general attitude of too many Californians is that pot is harmless and there’s nothing to get excited about.

What has gotten people excited is the availability. There were long lines at the stores that will be selling it in various forms. Everyone interviewed by reporters talked about how happy they were it was all going to be legal – whether they wanted pot for fun or for perceived medicinal purposes.

The law says it’s legal for anyone over 21 – but really, does anyone actually believe younger people won’t have access to it? There was, is and will continue to be a major black market in pot in California and other states. It is available to anyone with the bucks to buy it.

Does anyone really believe that the PR about pot being “harmless” won’t entice kids into starting to use it earlier in their lives? Once they’re over 21, they’ll have full access to a drug – yes, it is a drug – that actually damages the brain more than does alcohol. This is a fact proponents ignore, but that doesn’t change reality.

They also ignore the fact that today’s pot is more than six times the strength of the pot of the ’60s.

The politicians who pushed and approved the pot legislation are the same ones who legislate against cigarettes and all tobacco products, yet continually increase taxes on them.

Should anyone be surprised when estimates are that pot sales are expected to reach $4 billion in the next year or so – and those legal sales will bring in at least a 15 percent tax on retail prices in addition to a cultivation tax of $9.25 per ounce for flowers and $2.75 per ounce for leaves?

It’s a nice haul for the state, which needs money to cover budget deficits while it ignores the destruction of lives it is causing.

The funeral for Officer Andrew J. Camilleri was held at the Christian Life Center in Tracy, attended by thousands of mourners.

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ALERT ALERT

Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under
FBI Investigation At Any Time In 2015-2016

On Tuesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified in a joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary panels about his review of the FBI’s (mis)handling of the Clinton email investigation.

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out swinging Tuesday in a a joint hearing held by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees.

Gowdy ripped into Comey in his opening statement, stating, “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported Horowitz dropped a bombshell in his testimony.

Horowitz revealed the FBI never named a target or even a subject in the Clinton email probe!

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. “Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising” for a crim probe

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by the FBI at any time in 2015-2016, tweeted Sperry.

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

“Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising”

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

"Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising"

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: Horowitz revealed that Hillary was never really under formal investigation, never listed by FBI as a "subject" of investigation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton reacted to this bombshell bias from the FBI.

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

.@RealDonaldTrump is a subject, but Hillary Clinton was never a "subject." Outrageous. Shut the Strzok-Page-Comey-McCabe-Lynch-Yates-Glenn Simpson-Steele-Brennan-Fusion GPS-Muller special counsel "stop @realDonaldTrump" investigation down.

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

tigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.

No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.

Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.

Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Targeting Of Tea Party Groups
John McCain’s Staff Director Urged Lois Lerner
And IRS To Engage In “Financially Ruinous”

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing backstabber Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including the corrupt Lois Lerner to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

  • Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
  • At least 5 pro-Israel groups
  • Constitutional groups
  • Groups that criticized Obama administration
  • At least two pro-life groups
  • An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
  • A 180 year-old Baptist paper
  • A Texas voting-rights group
  • A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
  • Conservative activists and businesses
  • At least one conservative Hispanic group
  • IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
  • And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were
  • Conservative

Now this…

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the newly obtained IRS documents showing more proof the agency was weaponized under Obama:

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.

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