Friday, September 30, 2016
Stop Trump at any Cost
Donald Trump’s foundation reportedly never obtained proper certification that the state of New York requires before charities can ask for money from the public.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Trump Foundation didn’t obtain registration that’s needed to ask for donations, according to a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Funny how they can take such an interest in this and completely overlook The Clinton Foundation which wreaks with corruption including selling our uranium to the Russians!
Believe me... whatever Trump did or didn't do pales in comparison to the scandals swirling around The Clinton Foundation! Of course, Comey and the MSM are not interested in investigating their candidate. Corruption runs to the very root of our government and no one gives a damn, certainly not the MSM.
The Clinton's 'are above the law' is no longer a snide, off-the-cuff, remark.
It's a statement of fact.
New York law states that any charity that asks for more than $25,000 per year needs to obtain a special registration before soliciting offers. The Trump Foundation, a fairly large charity, must also undergo an audit that asks whether the charity spent any money for personal gain of its top officials. The paper noted that it’s unclear whether the $25,000 was solicited or whether the solicitation occurred in New York.
Schneiderman could order the charity to stop raising money immediately if the allegations turn out to be true. The Democratic attorney general could also make Trump return any money that had been raised.
The Post, citing tax filings, reported that the Trump Foundation had raised more than $25,000 from outsiders in each of the last 10 years. The foundation received more than $2.3 million from companies that owed money to Trump or one of his many businesses, but were instructed to pay the foundation instead, according to the paper.
The Trump Foundation raked in $1.67 million through a website to collect small donations with the promise that it would be funneled to veterans.
From 1987 to 2006, Trump was the sole donor to his foundation – contributing $5.4 million. Under state law, the foundation was only required to have a looser certification and only had to file annual reports with the IRS and state and didn’t need an independent audit.
But starting in 2004, it started to take in smaller donations from others. Money from an autograph seeker was deposited to the Trump Foundation, the Post reported. A year later, the Norwegian Cruise Line donated $100,000 to the Trump Foundation after Melania Trump was named “Godmother” of an ocean liner. Trump stopped donating to his foundation in 2008.
By not obtaining the special certification from New York, the Trump Foundation avoids an audit that can determine whether the foundation engaged in egregious transactions that benefited the Republican presidential nominee or his businesses.
James J. Fishman, a charity law expert and professor at Pace University, told the Post that he was surprised Trump could’ve made the mistake. He added that the errors the foundation seemed to have made are more commonly made by smaller foundations.
“You wouldn’t expect somebody who’s supposed to be sophisticated, and brags about his business prowess, would run his foundation like this.”
Trump has been facing plenty of questions surrounding his foundation. A Washington Post report earlier this week claimed Trump spent $258,000 from his foundation to settle lawsuits that involved his businesses – a move that the Post says may have violated laws against “self-dealing” that bar heads of nonprofits from using charity money to benefit themselves.
The Post cites one instance in which one of Trump’s New York golf courses agreed to settle a lawsuit by making a donation to the plaintiff’s chosen charity. A $158,000 donation subsequently was made by the Trump Foundation. The report also cites an instance in which Trump used $20,000 from the Trump Foundation to buy a six-foot portrait of himself.
The Clinton campaign said the report showed Trump to be a “fraud” and cited it as proof he needs to release his tax returns.
“Trump’s version of charity is taking money from others to settle his own legal issues and buy at least two pictures of himself, which experts say is a clear violation of laws governing charitable organizations,” spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said in a statement.
Trump’s campaign shot back at the report, calling it “peppered with inaccuracies and omissions from a biased reporter” and attempted to turn the spotlight back onto the Clinton Foundation.
"In typical Washington Post fashion, they’ve gotten their facts wrong. It is the Clinton Foundation that is set up to make sure the Clintons personally enrich themselves by selling access and trading political favors,” the statement said. “The Trump Foundation has no paid board, no management fees, no rent or overhead, and no family members on its payroll.”
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/30/2016 08:35:00 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Clinton brings back her neutered dog to convince millennials to vote for a scheming liar after the Democratic party gave the "The Bern" the high hard one.
He immediately suggested a free Cadillac for everyone.
The question is will they fall for it?
You bet your ass they will!
Hillary Clinton brought Democratic primary rival and millennial favorite Bernie Sanders back to the campaign trail Wednesday, as recent polls show her appeal slipping among younger voters.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and Sanders, a Vermont senator, made their joint pitch at the University of New Hampshire, where they touted a plan to help students pay for college and to help former students with tuition debt.
“If your kid studies hard and does well, yes he or she will be able to make it to college,” said Sanders, whose appeal to young Americans in the Democratic primary was in large part based on his promise, if elected, of free tuition at public colleges and universities. “We’re going to change the debt situation. … People should be able to refinance their debt at the lowest rate they can find.”
Clinton has struggled to connect with young voters, including college students who frequently vote Democratic and helped Barack Obama become president in 2008.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Sept. 14 shows 55 percent of likely voters 18 to 34 voting for Clinton, compared to 34 percent for Trump.
A poll released a month earlier by the university showed Clinton with 64 percent, compared to 29 percent for Trump.
Also in the university’s September poll, Clinton had just 31 percent of the vote in a four-way race with Trump (26 percent), Independent Party candidate Ron Johnson (29 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (15 percent.)
“None of you have more at stake in this election than young Americans,” said Clinton, who followed Sanders onto a stage with a backdrop that read "Debt Free College."
Clinton said she wants a moratorium on repaying student debt and the debt to be “forgiven” for those who go into public or national service.
“Bernie and I are excited about what we can do together,” said Clinton, who also used the event to tout her support of other issues important to young voters, including gay rights and climate change.
Douglas Smith, a Democratic strategist and partner at Kent Strategies, said Clinton’s best effort to shore up the so-called millennial vote was her Monday night debate performance in which she “reassured them that she has plans for their future.”
He also said that trying to compare millennials’ support for Clinton cannot be compared to that for Obama.
“They are very different candidates,” he said. “Obama was 20 years younger. He was about to be the first African-American president. He presented a different tapestry for how you measure a candidate.”
Trump was also on the campaign trail Wednesday, holding an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he again questioned Clinton's health and stamina and urged residents to take advantage of the state's early-voting process that starts this week.
"You see all the days off that Hillary takes? Day off, day off, day off. All of those day offs, and then she can't even make it to her car," said Trump, likely referring to Clinton stumbling while trying to get into her campaign van during a Sept. 11 memorial event, while battling pneumonia.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/29/2016 03:18:00 PM
As a public service announcement, I would like to post this video.
I recommend a Town Hall in every major city to watch this video so they know what NOT to do when given directives from the police.
As unbelievable as it may sound this was the headline in the Daily Mail which proceeded this video.
'Inexcusable use of excessive force': Family of Fresno teen killed by cops in traffic stop shooting that sparked 'White Lives Matter' protests say new bodycam footage proves his death was unlawful
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/29/2016 10:50:00 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
From his exalted pulpit, the stalwart of American patriotism pontificates on the debate.
Ever wonder about Kaepernick?
Judging by his background he did quite well for himself. Wonder if his real father ever hit him up for money?
Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi (Zabransky) Russo, a 19-year-old white woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American, left before he was born.
Russo placed her son for adoption with Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a white couple who had two children—son Kyle and daughter Devon—and were looking for a boy after having lost two other sons to heart defects. Kaepernick became the youngest of their three children. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, until age four, and attended grade school in Turlock, California.
© Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports Kaepernick: Trump, Clinton are 'embarrassing'Colin Kaepernick watched "a little bit" of Monday's presidential debate, and he didn't come away impressed with either candidate.
The San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, who has been kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest since the preseason, hopes for change with racial inequality in the United States. But Kaepernick doesn't feel either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will assist the movement.
"It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates," Kaepernick told reporters Tuesday. "Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they're trying to debate who's less racist.
"And at this point ... you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it's still evil."
The signal-caller also spoke out against Trump again, whom he called "openly racist" last month. The Republican candidate responded days later, saying "maybe he should find a country that works better for him" when asked about Kaepernick's protest.
"It's a very ignorant statement that if you don't agree with what's going on here, if you want justice, liberty and freedom for all, then you should leave the country," Kaepernick said. "He always says 'Make America Great Again.' Well, it's never been great for people of color.
"That's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time."
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 03:13:00 PM
Maybe the title should have been:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (L) gives FBI Director James Comey some advice before they testify at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2016.
WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that even though he is convinced that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be destroyed soon, that will not be the end of it.
Comey, in testimony before Congress, said the U.S. remains extremely concerned that violent extremists will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks.
The number of Americans traveling to Syria to fight alongside ISIS has slowed to a trickle in the last year, but as the so-called caliphate becomes “crushed,” many militants from Western nations who are already there will stream out of the region and create new security threats.
“There will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said.
Comey was testifying alongside Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at a hearing examining threats to national security 15 years after the9/11 attacks.
FBI struggles to keep up with "flood" of potential terror threats
The hearing took place just over a week after bombings in New York and New Jersey and a separate stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall .
Rasmussen said that in addition to ISIS militants, U.S. government officials are concerned about the capabilities and ambitions of al-Qaida and its affiliates.
Johnson said terrorist threats have evolved, moving from terrorist-directed attacks “to a world that also includes the threat of terrorist-inspired attacks” in which individuals who live in the U.S. are “self-radicalized” to attack their own country.
Johnson says that by their nature, terrorist-inspired attacks and terrorist-enabled attacks are difficult to detect by intelligence and law enforcement communities, can occur with little or no notice and in general make for a more complex homeland security challenge.
The panel’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said the threat of “militant Islamic terrorist attacks to the United States remains significant,” citing the Sept. 17 attacks in the New York region and Minnesota, as well as deadly attacks in San Bernardino , California, and Orlando, Florida .
“In all, Islamic extremist terrorist have killed 63 people on U.S. soil since our committee last held its annual hearing to consider threats to the homeland,” the chairman said in a prepared statement.
Two years after President Barack Obama stated a goal of defeating ISIS, “we have made little progress,” said the senator, who is not related to the Homeland Security chief.
Republican senators pressed Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month.
Comey said the FBI is fallible (corrupt would have been a better word) and transparent about its mistakes, but he did not concede that anything should have been done differently or that any red flags were missed.
Friday dump anyone?
The questions arose because the FBI has said it investigated Orlando gunman Omar Mateen a few years before the June shooting and interviewed him multiple times. The FBI in 2014 also looked into Ahmad Khan Rahami , the Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused in the explosion, but found nothing that tied him to terrorism.
Two senators, in particular, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Kelly Ayotte, said they were alarmed that both individuals had at one point been on the FBI’s radar but were not intercepted.
“What more do we need to do? What are the lessons learned, and if you need additional support, we need to know about it very quickly,” Ayotte said at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Paul, one of the Senate’s leading civil liberties champions, said he was troubled that the FBI appeared to often seek new tools but didn’t seem to adequately use the ones they had.
Comey pushed back against the criticism, telling Paul that he had his facts wrong in characterizing the FBI’s investigations into both Mateen and Rahami. He said he had commissioned a review into the FBI’s past interactions with Mateen, who killed 49 people inside a gay nightclub, and would be doing the same with Rahami.
“We’re going to go back and look very carefully about the way we encountered him,” he said.
The FBI opened an assessment on Rahami in 2014 following a domestic incident. His father has said he warned the FBI that his son was drawn to terrorism, though law enforcement officials say he never discussed his son’s apparent radicalization.
Comey said Rahami’s actions do not point to a larger terror cell.
Rahami, the main suspect in the New York bombing, faces federal terrorism charges after a shootout with police.
Prosecutors say Rahami, 28, planned the explosions for months as he bought components for his bombs online and set off a backyard blast. They say he wrote a journal that praised Osama bin Laden and other Muslim extremists, fumed about what he saw as the U.S. government’s killing of Muslim holy warriors and declared “death to your oppression.”
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 12:06:00 PM
California officer fatally shoots African-American man
Here we go again!
What idiot would point a gun at the cops, whether real or not, or for that matter any object they could consider threatening?
See the white pickup? I just drove it through a stop sign. These two cops pulled me over. To 'assist' them I jumped out of the truck and adopted the same stance as this dope.
Family Man Sequel
The encounter was not the first time Olango was confronted by police officers and his record includes an incident in which he was illegally armed.
Olango was arrested in Colorado in 2005 after officers who pulled him over discovered 9mm semi-automatic pistol on the floor his car. He pleaded guilty in federal court and was sentenced to nearly four years for being a felon in possession of a gun.
At the time, he had previous convictions in San Diego for receiving stolen property and selling cocaine, court records show.
After being released from federal prison, he was brought into court for violating the terms of his release — the federal equivalent of probation — because of a drunken driving conviction.
As it turned out he pointed an electronic cigarette at the cops similar to this. If you take the stance he did the front of it could be confused with a barrel. Remember we sit back and read the aftermath, the cops have to make a decision at the moment.
El Cajon, California (CNN)A black man has died after police shot him in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego.
On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in his 30's who reportedly was behaving "erratically" behind a restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said.
According to the call, the man was "not acting like himself" and had been walking in traffic in a manner that endangered himself and motorists, police Chief Jeff Davis said.
In a photo from police, officers engage a man they say was acting "erratically."
"When (officers) contacted him, he failed to comply with the directives that he was given," Ransweiler said.
Instead, Davis said the man kept his hands concealed in his pockets while pacing back and forth. As a second officer prepared a Taser, the man "rapidly drew an object," placed both hands on it "like you would be holding a firearm" and stood in a "shooting stance," according to police.
In response, one officer fired his gun at the man, while a second officer discharged his Taser, Davis said. It's not clear if the man was armed. According to Davis, investigators did not find a firearm at the scene of the shooting. Investigators did not say what object was found -- or if it was a weapon.
El Cajon police Chief Jeff Davis offers an update about the police shooting Tuesday night.
In the aftermath of the shooting and the man's death, Rumbie Mubaiwa began filming on Facebook Live.
In the video, the distraught woman says she called 911 to get help for the man she says is her brother. Not long after, she was left shouting out loud, screaming in a heart-wrenching fashion.
"They killed my brother," she cried.
No, my dear...your dumbass brother committed suicide.
Ransweiler encouraged El Cajon residents to be patient as investigators looked into the shooting. Per county protocol, Davis said El Cajon police would not release video footage collected from witnesses and local businesses until the district attorney has had a chance to review the evidence.
"Now is the time for calm," Davis said. "Now is the time for the investigation to shed light on this event. ... Now is the time for the community to work with us."
The names of both officers involved in the shooting haven't been released. They will be placed on a three-day administrative leave. The two have more than two decades of experience as police officers, Davis said.
"We all want the right thing to happen," Rock Church pastor Miles McPherson said Tuesday night. "We always want the truth to come out, but we want it to come out in a peaceful way."
In response to the shooting, CNN affiliate KUSI-TV said that about 200 people gathered Tuesday night near the scene in El Cajon, about 15 miles outside San Diego.
After El Cajon police held a news conference, protesters surrounded the entrance of the headquarters, carrying signs calling for an end to police brutality, KUSI reported. The crowd started to dwindle shortly after the news briefing.
"It kind of makes you think, 'Hey, that could be me,' " protester Caleb Quarles told CNN affiliate KGTV-TV. "That could one of my friends. That could even be my mom."
Early Wednesday, eight African-American mourners were still in the parking lot where the man had been shot. They had silently formed a circle, praying as they held hands, faintly illuminated by religious candles.
"Obviously we knew him or we wouldn't be here this late," one of the mourners said. "We just want to grieve."
They drove away moments later.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 11:20:00 AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say – and his wife filed for a restraining order against him saying he was armed, violent and had threatened to kill her
What a turn of events!
What a turn of events!
The only association he had with a 'book' was when he was booked for a crime.
One thing for certain. Scott's wife is even a bigger scumbag than he was!
No Justice No Peace?
This is one lying bitch who should face justice in a court of law!
BTW...getting an apology from these fucks is about as likely as Kaepernick saluting the flag.
Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said.
The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police.
A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody.
Scott's wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband's killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her as well as one of her children and had threatened to kill her, records have shown.
Another saint de-canonized.
Keith Scott (pictured), 43, died on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina after a confrontation with police officers. Authorities say he was carrying a stolen gun at the time.
His wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband's killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him, as shown in this formed dated October 2015
Rakeyia detailed her husband's behavior in the filing in October last year. She said he had hit her and one of her children.
'He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist,' she wrote on the form published by TWC News.
'He kicked me and threaten [sic] to kill us last night with his gun. He said he is a "killer" and we should know that.'
The form asked whether there was any reason that law enforcement should consider the defendant a potential threat. Possible reasons included carrying concealed weapons while drinking alcohol and having threatened an officer.
Rakeyia ticked 'yes' and specified: 'He carries a 9mm black.'
Rakeyia (pictured with Scott) detailed her husband's behavior when she filed for a restraining order against him in October last year. She said he had hit her and one of her children
'He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist,' Rakeyia wrote on the form asking for a restraining order (pictured)
The form (pictured) asked whether there was any reason law enforcement should consider the defendant a potential threat. Rakeyia ticked 'yes' and specified: 'He carries a 9mm black'
Scott's gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police. Authorities released this picture after he died, saying they had found it in his possession
Charlotte police say they saw marijuana and a gun inside Scott's car before the shooting. They released this photo of a joint following his killing
Authorities also release this picture of an ankle holster, in which they say Scott kept a gun, which they say they recovered at the scene
She dismissed the protective order against Scott voluntarily on October 16, 11 days after filing it. The couple had seven children.
His friend Toccaro Harris said: 'It doesn't mean that he was bad. It doesn't mean that he had a right to get his life [taken].'
Scott, 43, had served more than eight years in Texas for evading arrest and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to TWC News.
He shot a man whom he believed was making threats against his family, according to his attorney.
Scott had also been convicted for assault with a deadly weapon and DWI in North Carolina.
Police on Saturday released bits of footage of Scott's killing. Protesters have demanded they release the whole tapes.
None of the videos released so far show Scott raising a weapon or aiming it at the officers.
Scott instead can be seen walking backwards out of his car with his hands at his side before four shots hit him.
Officers can be heard in the video filmed by Scott's wife shouting: 'Drop the gun.' But the dashcam footage released by the policies doesn't make it clear whether or not Scott had a gun in his hand.
Charlotte police say they saw marijuana and a gun inside Scott's car before the shooting.
They released photos of the gun they said Scott had in his possession, as well as pictures of an ankle holster and a joint containing marijuana.
Scott's family said during a press conference that none of the shooting videos prove that Scott was holding a gun. Pictured left is his sister-in-law Rachel and center is his brother-in-law Ray
Hundreds of protesters have walked on Charlotte's streets since Scott's shooting. Some are pictured demanding the release of the videos
Authorities lifted a midnight curfew on Monday after three days. The city remains under a state of emergency. Protesters are pictured on Saturday
Scott's family said during a press conference following the release of the video that none of the videos prove that Scott was holding a gun at the time of the shooting.
'Unfortunately, we are left with far more questions than we have answers,' his brother-in-law Ray Dotch said after seeing the police footage ‘
'We shouldn't have to humanize him for him to be treated fairly. He's an American citizen who deserved better.
'It does not make sense to us how this incident resulted in the loss of life.'
He asked why the police didn't listen to Scott's wife, who said he had a traumatic brain injury.
Justin Bamberg, the family's lawyer, also said: 'The dash cam or the body cam, you can't clearly identify what, if anything, is in his hand, and that has not changed.'
Scott's family believe Charlotte police might need better training policies on how to de-escalate situations like the one that led to Scott's shooting.
The police are not in need of better training, what is needed is witnesses who are not lying dogs.
Hundreds of protesters have walked on Charlotte's streets since Scott's shooting. Authorities lifted a midnight curfew on Monday after three days. The city remains under a state of emergency.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/27/2016 08:39:00 AM