Lynne Patton: President Trump Has Given $16 Billion to Baltimore

 

Lynn Patton, Hud administrator says: “Trump gave $16 BILLION dollars in 2018 alone in federal grants to Cumming’s district … more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration … more money in community development grants than the last administration to Baltimore.”

You won’t find her full interview with Fox out there yet that was really great…but a couple of clips says it all. How about the House Oversight Committee investigate this Mr. Cummings?

She is not done yet. This sums it up.. she comments on AOC’s district as well.

Other than that all is well in the swamp..

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Pence’s mysterious cancellation of flight to New Hampshire answered

 

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence canceled a trip to New Hampshire at the last minute without giving any explanation.

It was an odd story, and of course made more curious since it has been hanging out there since forever as to the cause. So here it is. It sounded like another feel good story about sin and redemption. Druggie makes good. Pence highlights a good story.

Trump may want to consider how his last feel good story is going as he continues to hand out pardons and commutations. Earlier post tells us that the much heralded bill that gives bad guys another chance doesn’t just include low level offenders. First Step Act release of criminals include Rapists, Murderers

The vice president had to abruptly end the trip. When word got out that the flight had been canceled, Pence’s aides were quiet on the details as to why.

Now, it appears the journey was scrapped because Pence was moments away from shaking hands with an alleged drug dealer, Politico reported.

Pence was scheduled to speak at the Granite Recovery Center headquarters in New Hampshire, where he was set to address the “opioid crisis and illegal drug flow in New Hampshire.”

That individual was former New York Giants player Jeff Hatch.

Hatch had been under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration for moving more than $100,000 worth of fentanyl across state lines.

On Friday, Hatch pleaded guilty to the drug charges in federal court, where he now faces up to four years in prison.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib: ‘Israel exists to the detriment of Palestine’

 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib famed for the more appropriately called “hate America squad” made her rounds on Sunday with Jake Tapper on CNN. Even Tapper had to raise an eyebrow or two on her claim that “Israel exists to the detriment of Palestine.”

One can only wonder how these four women manage to suck up the air time. But of course they are a media sensation, and the media are the drivers of their fame less we forget. Without media attention they would be no more than four freshmen Reps like any others.

The Palestinian-American Congresswoman recently co-sponsored a resolution in the House with Rep. Ilhan Omar to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

She and 17 other lawmakers voted against a House resolution to condemn BDS last week. She compared the BDS movement to the American boycott of Nazi Germany.

Exactly, we should remember the boycott. The American boycott came years late, after millions of Jews and other minorities were losing their freedoms of expression, loss of possessions, and ultimately their lives.

 

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Sunday Respite – The Heart Blinds

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I chose this work, apparently in Russian. Google suggested the translation!.

I would say we have some very happy fine feathered friends who are enjoying their journey with us on the globe of ours called Earth..

Wishing everyone a wonderful day. You may prefer watching it in full screen.

Politics will come back tomorrow. Below the clip are a list of posts this week in case you missed them.

 

 

House passes Union Pension fund bailout – Dems eye Union heavy States

 

Clinton’s interference in Russian election – Putin’s payback

 

European Union elects to move toward a Communist Utopia

 

First Step Act Release of Criminals include Rapists and Murderers

 

9/11 Victims compensation fund and what you don’t know about it

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Saturday’s Quiz – Can You Name These American Animals?

 

Here we go with this Saturday’s quiz. Have fun and good luck! This is a easy one for the most part, but interesting in the variety. Let me know what you think… too easy?

 

America: land of the free, home of bald eagles and stuff. All sorts of stuff, actually — America is home to a lot more animals than you might realize.

Take the American black bear, the most widely-distributed North American bear species, or the prairie dog, which are confusing as anything even to Australians (who live on a continent where literally every creature looks like it was designed by a malevolent space alien), or the Chesapeake blue crab, which is freaking delicious, or the wolverine, which is essentially a tiny, extraordinarily angry bear.

Because we live in North America, we don’t tend to think of its animals as exotic or particularly interesting, but that’s not true at all; our native creatures are just as strikingly bizarre as those of any other continent.

Some of them are even visually bizarre; I mean, let’s be real, the road runner (the real one, not the cartoon version) is a really, really weird animal. It’s tough to know all of North America’s unique animals.

So how many American animals can you name? Probably not nearly as many as you think you can; people are never as good at knowing things as they think they are. Are you one of the rare exceptions? Take our quiz and find out!

 

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House passes Union Pension fund bailout – Dems eye Union heavy States

 

The House bill that just passed ensures that certain Union pension funds have no fear of going broke. Simply get a loan for their badly managed funds and you and me in the name of the government will simply dump our cash into their hopper. May I ask how much better off will these pension funds be in paying off the loans? I suggest this will simply be Billions of buckeroos reimbursed for very bad management and corruption. What incentive is there for better management? Where was the State supervision of these funds? A “Loan?” How stupid do they think we are?

The operative quote:

“For the first time ever, taxpayers will prop up failing, mismanaged union-run pension plans,” Foxx said during debate. “We’re giving failed union pensions a blank check. What a deal.”

 

Even better, the Dems are smart enough to know this will appeal to the key State voters in the Mid-West that Trump needs to win. First the set up:

The Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (Division O of Pub.L. 113–235) is a federal law that was enacted in the United States on December 16, 2014, with the goal of allowing certain American pension plans that have insufficient funds, and thus are at risk of insolvency, to reduce the benefits they owe.

The House on Wednesday night passed legislation to bolster failing pension funds, an issue that Democrats are hoping will help win over voters in the Midwest’s union-heavy states during the 2020 presidential election.

The bill would bail out multiple-employer pension plans that are on the verge of collapse. The measure would help pension plans sponsored by several employers and managed by a collective bargaining agreement by giving loans to insolvent plans so they can continue to distribute the promised retirement benefits. The legislation passed 264 to 169, with bipartisan support.

The bill, which would aid truck drivers, iron welders, construction workers and employees in other industries, helps bolster Democrats’ case as they look to win back Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — states Trump won in 2016 — in 2020.

“You need those areas to win the presidency,” said Brad Bannon, a Democratic political consultant. “There is a cloud of uncertainty hanging over ­blue-collar, noneducated workers in those states. They are worried about the cost of health care, pensions and economic security.”

Washington Post

Here is what the Detroit News has to say:

Washington — The Democratic-controlled House late Wednesday approved a bill to help an estimated 45,000 current and retired Teamsters union members in Michigan avoid pension cuts related to the distressed Central States Pension Plan.

Financial problems have left the plan severely underfunded and could force cuts in payments to hundreds of thousands of retirees nationwide who paid into the system over their careers.

Republican leaders said the bill was fiscally irresponsible and that the poor financial situation of multiemployer pension plans is the result of “union and employer negligence,” as California Rep. Virginia Foxx argued Wednesday.

“For the first time ever, taxpayers will prop up failing, mismanaged union-run pension plans,” Foxx said during debate. “We’re giving failed union pensions a blank check. What a deal.”

Detroit News

There is a similar bill in the Senate which has been reported would need to be compromised with the House Bill.

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Clinton’s interference in Russian election – Putin’s payback

 

In 1996 the US government interfered in Russia’s election so blatantly that it was boasted on the cover of Time magazine. It never was about Trump, but rather the Clinton’s nefarious activities.

What many Russians, but few Americans, know is that 20 years before Russia tried to swing an American presidential election, America tried to swing a presidential election in Russia. The year was 1996. Boris Yeltsin was seeking a second term, and Bill Clinton desperately wanted to help. “I want this guy to win so bad,” he told Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, “it hurts.”

So the Clinton administration sprang into action. It lobbied the International Monetary Fund to give Russia a $10 billion loan, some of which Yeltsin distributed to woo voters. Upon arriving in a given city, he often announced, “My pockets are full.”

Three American political consultants—including Richard Dresner, a veteran of Clinton’s campaigns in Arkansas—went to work on Yeltsin’s reelection bid. Every week, Dresner sent the White House the Yeltsin campaign’s internal polling. And before traveling to meet Yeltsin in April, Clinton asked Dresner what he should say in Moscow to boost his buddy’s campaign.

It worked. In a stunning turnaround, Yeltsin—who had begun the campaign in last place—defeated his communist rival in the election’s final round by 13 percentage points.

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But the Clinton’s weren’t done with Putin. Not by a long shot, not Hillary:

In December 2011, Vladimir Putin came closer than he’s ever been to losing his hold on power. His decision that year to run for a third term as Russia’s President had inspired a massive protest movement against him. Demonstrations calling for him to resign were attracting hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Some of his closest allies had defected to the opposition, causing a split in the Kremlin elites, and Russian state media had begun to warn of a revolution in the making.

At a crisis meeting with his advisers on Dec. 8 of that year, the Russian leader chose to lay the blame on one meddling foreign diplomat: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“She set the tone for certain actors inside the country; she gave the signal,” Putin said of Clinton at the time, accusing her of ordering the opposition movement into action like some kind of revolutionary sleeper cell. “They heard this signal and, with the support of the U.S. State Department, started actively doing their work.”

Five years later, the U.S. presidential elections may have given Putin his chance for getting even. According to Clinton’s campaign staff and a number of cyber-security experts, Russian hackers in the service of the Kremlin were behind last week’s leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee. (Written July 16, 2016)

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So now we come full circle with this who dun it. It wasn’t Trump that was of Russian interest, but Hillary. Hillary was in the Russian Bull’s Eye…Trump happened to get elected. Oh, there is a lot more to this tale…stay tuned.

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European Union elects to move toward a Communist Utopia

 

 

Not a ripple in the water that Germany’s influence grows as Merkel’s pal gains power. The next President of the European Commission promises to bring a Utopia that Europe may soon regret. While we focus on Britain and its Brexit problem, a more sinister plot of the E.U. moves along unabated.

Ursula von der Leyen

 

Former German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly confirmed as the next President of the European Commission, the powerful administrative arm of the European Union.

 

Do these policies sound familiar at all? This should give a shiver to those Brits if they still have any sense. Germany never gives up. What a war could not do, a pen will.

 

 

  • An examination of von der Leyen’s main policy proposals reveals that she is calling for a massive expansion of top-down powers of the European Commission. Her proposals would substantially increase the role of Brussels in virtually all aspects of economic and social life in Europe — all at the expense of national sovereignty.

 

  • Von der Leyen warned that Brussels would overrule EU member states opposed to her tax overhaul… She called for a comprehensive “European Rule of Law Mechanism” to ensure the primacy of EU law over the national laws of EU member states. She warned that there would be financial consequences for member states that refuse to comply…. She called for a change in rules so that the EU could act even without the unanimous consent of EU member states

 

  • “What you’ve seen from Ursula von der Leyen today is an attempt by the EU to take control of every single aspect of our lives. She wants to build a centralized, undemocratic, updated form of Communism that will render [obsolete] nation state parliaments, where the state controls everything, where nation state parliaments will cease to have any relevance at all.”

“But it is in the aspect of defense that I think people’s minds should be focused. She’s a fanatic for building a European Army, but she’s not alone. When it’s completed, NATO will cease to exist or will not have any relevance in Europe at all.”— Nigel Farage, European Parliament, July 16, 2019.

Finally, a new “Common European Asylum System” would require all EU member states to offer asylum to migrants who request it: “We all need to help each other and contribute.”

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First Step Act release of criminals include Rapists, Murderers

 

So much for the much heralded “Get out of jail early” bill, otherwise known as the “First Step Act.” Truthfully, I have little patience with criminals. Once one is a victim of a violent crime, that’s just the way it rolls. Forever.

But this was suppose to be different. Non-violent offenders. Just some fine folks who got into trouble in the hood who otherwise were on the way to Sainthood, so sure… let’s get them back on the street pronto.

Senator Kennedy straightens the reality of the situation out last night on Tucker Carlson’s program as only the fine Senator can. Rapists, Murderers, you name it are now out roaming our neighborhood. Once again.

This bill was sold to America as only affecting low-level, nonviolent criminals, and that’s just not accurate.

Signed into law in DecemberThe First Step Act – or the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act – is, at its core, a directive for the Justice Department to establish a system to assess the risk of a person to re-offend as well as to create housing or other incentives for offenders to participate in recidivism reduction programs.

In his interview with Tucker Carlson, Kennedy said he didn’t think the law would as intended, only release nonviolent criminals.

“I didn’t believe it,” he said.

“And, I didn’t believe it because I read the bill.”

Citing figures similar to what an administration official exclusively told Carlson’s team, Kennedy said hundreds of those released were imprisoned for weapons charges and sexual crimes, while several dozen were in jail for homicide.

“Those are not low-level, nonviolent criminals,” he said.

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9/11 Victims compensation fund and what you don’t know about it

Inclusions in the Victims compensation fund bill you should hear about. First, this bill compensates victims until 2092. It is not limited to First Responders and crash site workers, “Passersby” now qualify.

I am not a wizard at math but 9/11 occurred in 2001. We are talking 90 years.

In an unheard of action, there are simply no limitations placed on any amount of money to be paid. This boondoggle is not limited to First responders and those who worked the clean up sites even now.

Claims can be filed by responders and survivors affected by the aftermath of 9/11 near the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon site, and the Shanksville, Pennsylvania site. Responders include those who performed rescue or recovery services, volunteers, cleanup workers, construction, and sanitation personnel; while survivors, also known as non-responders, include area residents, workers, students, and passersby. The VCF does not distinguish between responders and survivors (non-responders) when evaluating eligibility and calculating awards.

https://www.vcf.gov/pdf/VCF_InfoSheet.pdf

There is already a program in place which has received no attention and apart from the VCF that already covers healthcare: WTC  Health Program.

New York City Survivors:

Certain groups are eligible for enrollment into the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program if the individual meets all four requirements: activity, location, time period, and hours.

Worked, lived, attended school, child care, or adult day care

September 11, 2001 to January 10, 2002 4 days – 1 day must equal at least 4 hours
September 11, 2001 to July 31, 2002 30 days

or

Present in the dust or dust cloud NYC Disaster Area September 11, 2001

Above are several categories listed as well as others.

https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/eligiblegroups.html

Any cancer death by a 9/11 area resident is now prefaced automatically with “9/11 related.”  But what about the inclusion of conditions  “and other health problems.”

Do I want to be a scrooge and deny healthcare due to first responders? No, but I do want to state that almost everyone now involved will die before 2090 of something. That the majority will not be First Responders or Clean Up crews. Up to now, it was heresy to even question what could be deemed to be the so called “cancer related” death. What is the limitation? Illness could be deemed 9/11 related up to and until the time of death.

But this is what we bloggers do. We go where no MSM dares to go.

Take for example the emotionally charged case with Jon Stewart. Luis Alvarez, the retired police officer who along with Jon Stewart appeared before Congress earlier this month to plead his case for more money.

Wrenching. As we were privy to his last words and breath here on earth.

But what did he die of?

He was not diagnosed with colorectal cancer until 2016, but doctors linked to the three months he spent at the destroyed World Trade Center. New York Post

But-

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.

Colorectal cancer is one of the easiest curable cancers if diagnosed early. Of course it requires a preventive colonoscopy which sadly too many fail to do due to its unpleasantness. In 2016 only 67 percent were compliant.

Source: CDC

Now on to Rand Paul, who dared even to question how this unlimited amount of money was going to be paid. Was his ox ever gored:

Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) is catching a lot of flak for demanding that the Senate actually debate an open-ended extension of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund.

On Wednesday afternoon, Paul objected when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) attempted to pass the bill by unanimous consent—an expedited process that does not require each senator to record his or her vote.

“Any new spending that we are approaching, any new program that’s going to have the longevity of 70, 80 years, should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable,” said Paul on the Senate floor. “We need to at the very least have this debate. I will be offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor, but until then I will object.”

The bill, H.R. 1327, would extend the life of the Victims Compensation Fund to 2090. (The fund is currently set to stop accepting claims by the end of next year.) It would also do away with any limited appropriations for the fund, instead paying out however much is necessary to cover eligible claims through 2092.

The first 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund operated from 2001 to 2003, and awarded $7 billion to the families of the 2,880 people killed in the attacks on that day, plus another 2,680 who were injured.

In 2011 the fund was renewed and expanded to cover anyone injured during the rescue and recovery efforts at the targeted World Trade Center, as well as those in proximity to the attacks who were injured or came down with other health problems, including cancer. Ed: On what medical correlation for every type of cancer?

(So as long as one was in proximity and have cancer and/or “other health problems” for that matter now receives healthcare for their entire life as well as a financial award.)

Since 2011, the fund has since given out $5.2 billion to nearly 29,000 claimants. Keep reading

In conclusion. First Responders to 9/11 should have all the financial support in the world. But was it wrong for Rand Paul to bring up the price of it? Is it wrong to ask if we as a Nation wish to cover healthcare for all cancers and other determined health conditions for those as they get older, who may have been “Passersby” on 9/11? Should all of these people qualify for “cash awards” for economic loss and pain and suffering in addition to healthcare?

And perhaps their children, since we are now out to 2092. Should there be no vetting of the medical condition and can we not ask for some correlation if it is 9/11 related?

Once this law passes there is no recision. We may be in agreement that victims should be taken care of for the rest of their lives, and thus let it be so. I for one have no problem with true first responders. But we have already spent billions. Are we obligated to care in the future for possibly thousands more of illnesses of unknown origin? We have already “awarded” over 12 Billion Dollars.

I think it was worth having this conversation.

As I was researching this I found numerous ads by Attorneys:

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“I was a cleaner of downtown offices after 9/11. I was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer this year. I had to have a double mastectomy in June 2016. After I spoke to an attorney Turley Hansen, they had me in the office within a few days. I am so happy they took this claim filing off my plate so I can continue my treatments. They are very kind.”– M.J., Manhattan

BONUS: From a post done back in 2010. Yep. You guessed it.

Trial Lawyers Benefit The Most From 9/11 Health Care Bill

Ads began popping up touting Zadroga-Act.com with the tease: “WTC Compensation Fund: Free Consultation. Call Us Today.” Clicking on that link, though, doesn’t take you to a do-gooder advice site. It leads to the website of Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern, the lawyers who represented most of the 10,000 9/11 plaintiffs and grabbed the bulk of the $150 million in contingency fees – about 25% – from the $625 million settlement.

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

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