Saturday, July 13, 2019

Read this, and just remember -- Palantir has the census contract.

Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.

We have been able to confirm what other Members of Congress have heard & seen: -no showers for over 40 days. -lights are kept on all night & people are sleeping on concrete floors. -some are complaining they have gone hungry.

I'm grateful @HouseDemocrats pinned their rebuke of @AOC's antisemitic chief of staff, @saikatc, to the top of their feed today. Primary out all the @JusticeDems. They want to destroy the Democratic party and hurt the nominee. They are Bernie Part II, including Russophillia.

Speaks for itself.

EPA to allow use of pesticide considered "very highly toxic" to bees

One of two levees in Plaquemines Parish is now overtopping after not being reinforced after Hurricane Katrina. Follow live updates:

“Eight former students who attended the prestigious school during Mr. Epstein’s short tenure there said that his conduct with teenage girls had left an impression that had lingered for decades.”

‘I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun’

Next, I found Volscho tweeted this to Julie Brown. "What if Epstein was abusing girls when he lived in a state department residence he was leasing from them between 1992 to 1996?"

wait, so Mike Pence, a man who professes to be so concerned with the sanctity of life that he forces women to hold funerals for miscarriages, went to one of his boss's concentration camps and stared blankly for 72 seconds before hightailing it out of there? I did Nazi that coming

I believe that’s Lindsey Graham leering at detainees like they’re animals in a zoo

U.S. opening 2,500-bed migrant facility in Tornillo, Tex., site of controversial child shelter

Important information on life-threatening flooding becoming increasingly likely with #Barry from @NWSWPC

Georgians are taking a stand against Vladimir Putin. Where is the West?

Jack Posobiec hawked Pizzagate conspiracy until a guy saw an Infowars vid, drove to DC, shot up the pizza parlor. Jack then deleted his tweets. Now, his OANN "news" brethren are saying it was real. No. These fools will hawk QAnon sh*t til people get killed. POTUS amplifies them

A large, framed photo of far-right commentator Tomi Lahren posing with Border Patrol officials hangs prominently on the wall of Border Patrol's headquarters in D.C. A person with access described the setting and shared a picture of it with Quartz.

‘I ask you—beg you—not to look away.’ — @RashidaTlaib gave a vivid and emotional account of what she saw at the migrant detention camps

This image is stunning. White men in sports blazers casually staring at Hispanic men in a crowded cage. My God

Question: Who in the George W. Bush Justice Department approved then US Attorney Alex Acosta’s disgraceful sweetheart deal with human trafficker and child rapist Jeffrey Epstein — the deal of the century? Asking for a friend.

Heaven forbid he speak to the men he is keeping in cages. Heaven forbid he look any one of them in the eye.

Wow. One member of the Sackler family, which made billions off Oxycontin, complained in email about the family's reputation for having profited from the opioid epidemic: "It dooms my children. How is my son supposed to apply to high school in September?"

Trump appears to be heading toward a loss in his courtroom attempt to stave off the release of his personal financial records to congressional investigators as two of three judges on an appeals panel resisted arguments that a House subpoena was unlawful.

D.C. attorney general issues subpoenas to NRA, its charitable foundation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday requested that Congress increase the debt ceiling before its summer recess, suggesting the Treasury could run out of cash sooner than expected.

Treating people like animals is a choice, not a necessity. America is the wealthiest nation in human history.

Bill Barr’s father’s 1973 book (wen he worked with Epstein) about space slavery... is... not great so far. But at least he dedicated it to his wife. 🙃Will post more this weekend, but enjoy chapter 1

Donald Barr wrote a novel in 1974 when Epstein worked with him about being sold into sex slavery.

So. More on the modern slave trade. Justice obstructor AG Bill Barr's dad, Donald Barr, the Dalton headmaster who unaccountably hired college dropout Coney Island hustler Jeffrey Epstein to teach underage girls, wrote a sex-slavery novel while working with Epstein.

This was a great week for a free press. The reporting by @jkbjournalist for the @MiamiHerald led to the Epstein indictment and the Acosta resignation. Journalists are enemies of the people only for the people who fear the truth.

After the @MiamiHerald started publishing @JKBJournalist's series, Jeffrey Epstein started wiring money to possible co-conspirators from the Florida prosecution, prosecutors say. Per the memo, one $100,000 payment came two days later, and $250,000 came three days after that.

The last thirteen tweets from @AlanDersh, running from June 30 to July 5, are all on the subject of him with Epstein's girls. When Epstein was arrested, he stopped tweeting. Exactly as you'd expect from a busy man on the subject of something that didn't happen.

So @AOC’s chief of staff @saikatc is wearing a t shirt with a Nazi on it.

Hidden lede ; Dirty Deutsche Bank has paid more than 18 Billion dollars in fines for its various criminal enterprises . That's gotta be a record

The pro-immigrant Bible Belt preachers standing up to Trump's xenophobia

Hey, remember three weeks ago, when the president was accused of rape?

Jeffrey Epstein’s cell is 3 doors down from El Chapo

Donald Trump to Katie Johnson (according to her complaint): “Get a fucking abortion!” Sounds believable to me

Trump Is Poised to Sign a Radical Agreement to Send Future Asylum Seekers to Guatemala

BREAKING: EPA has eliminated crop restrictions on Sulfoxiflor, a pesticide know for its high toxicity to pollinators. EPA had previously restricted use to crops not attractive to bees. Now farmers can use it on everything from strawberries, sorghum, citrus, to squash & melons.

These assets should be frozen so his financial and rape victims get restitution and so we can track down this shady network.

Turns out it *can* happen here

Jeffrey Epstein: how US Media whitewashed the story

“It’s a day that, frankly, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see,” Rush said about Jeffrey Epstein. “He’s sort of like a Nazi who fled to South America”

Conservatives are conditioning us to accept the breakup of Britain

News that the Federal Trade Commission has approved a roughly $5 billion fine against Facebook for privacy violations prompted instant outcry from some critics and lawmakers.

Mitch McConnell should've passed a permanent fix to this years ago.

Why was an American scientist murdered in a Nazi bunker?

One more reason for potential delay of Mueller’s testimony is to give Dems more time to negotiate to bring in Mueller’s deputies - Zebley and Quarles - for a closed session after public testimony, according to one source familiar with the matter.

Hi, East Tennessean here. The thing that makes me most angry about my home state lionizing Confederate officers is the ignorance it displays of our state’s history and the political preferences of Tennesseans at the time of the Civil War.

Border Patrol agents made a commemorative coin mocking the migrant children in their care. The great @DLind with her first scoop for @ProPublica.

Trump Models was closed down in 2017 after being investigated by NY AG Eric Schneiderman, who was then taken down soon thereafter.

Barack Obama presided over a nearly $1 trillion reduction in the budget deficit, from $1.4 trillion to $585 billion. By the end of his first term, Donald Trump, who bankrupted 5 casinos, will have almost entirely reversed that with a deficit of $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020.

#Lights4Liberty #LightsforLiberty Detroit These 2 children lost their Mom to ICE arrest. They have a younger sister. No goodbye, no warning. She was gone when they came home from school. In US for 20 yrs, worked, paid taxes, helped her Church! This happened in Madison Hgts!

If I were still commanding US Army, Europe, my boss (EUCOM/NATO Commander) and me would both be concerned (I.e. apoplectic) about Turkey purchasing and accepting Russian Air Defense Missile Systems. This is a pretty big deal for the future of NATOs southern flank.

NEW: Prosecutors say Epstein tried to tamper with witnesses after Herald published series

What a joke. So instead of prosecuting scam artists and thieves, the @CFPB is going to give consumers a bunch of “fact sheets” and “helpful tips” on how to avoid getting their money stolen

The arrests of R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein, and the resignation of Secretary Acosta, all are consequences of indefatigable journalism--a reminder that despite many failings, journalists aren't enemies of the people but provide accountability and serve the public interest.

Here is the 4 AM CDT update from the NHC on Tropical Storm #Barry Barry continues to lumber toward the coast as a strong tropical storm and is expected to make landfall this morning. Bands of heavy rainfall and strong winds are beginning to affect coastal LA.

A moderate to high risk of excessive rainfall exists across a large portion of the region today and tonight. Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches will be possible. Major flooding is forecast on area rivers.

Trump’s ‘Gestapo tactics’ of rounding people up in the middle of the night are ‘not law enforcement’: Ex-CIA official

Why the Sexual Predator in the White House Needed to Get Rid of Acosta

House overwhelmingly approves bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money

How many violent white supremacist attacks happened last year in the United States? 50? 500? 1,000? The truth is that no one knows because the FBI and DOJ deprioritize the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.

The Trump administration inarguably has created this scenario and is maintaining it because they think it works for them politically. And now they ware showing it off.

Jared Kushner met with head of Citigroup in the White House. Citigroup then loaned Jared Kushner’s family business $325 million.

I’ve watched this vile video of Pence at the Trump concentration camp today, and I have so many questions. Why are all these kids wearing sweatshirts, some with winter hats, hands tucked in pockets. Is it that cold in there? It was nearly 100 degrees in McAllen, TX today.

We have reached an agreement wit Special Counsel Mueller to reschedule his public testimony for July 24, at which time Mr. Mueller has agreed to appear for an extended period of time.

This photo of Mike Pence and Lindsey Graham witnessing the concentration camps just before they praised the concentration camp staff will not fare well through the lens of history.

Fleitz previously said it’s “impossible” to know if Russia was responsible for election hacks, speculated that the Obama admin manipulated intel, schemed to “trap” Trump officials by sanctioning Moscow & Trump should “pardon everyone” in the Russia matter

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports

From @brianklaas: America’s ambassadorships are sold to the highest bidder. Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that.

.@RepJerryNadler: "Articles of impeachment are under consideration as part of the committee's investigation although no final determination has been made."

THIS: “He was one of Donald Trump's biggest enablers," Amash said, adding he thinks "it's ridiculous" that Ryan waited until leaving office to level criticisms at the president.

Jeffrey Epstein allegedly hired private investigators and engaged in a campaign of intimidation against accusers in Florida

Trump's new Labor Secretary pick Patrick Pizzella has a long history of shady crap with the Mariana Islands , which include Saipan.

TRUMP: "It's a thing called Article 2. Nobody ever mentions Article 2. It gives me all of these rights at a level that nobody has ever seen before."

The crowd in Foley Square is so BIG that people are arriving and can’t fit into the protest. We look around & see wall to wall New Yorkers here to fight for all immigrant families. There are tears in people’s eyes.

Mueller testimony moved to July 24 with other details in flux

Prosecutors allege Epstein tried to pay off potential accomplices

Acosta joins lengthy list of ignominious Trump admin departures

Trump preference for DNI would test seriousness of Senate vetting

Pence sees border horror first hand as protests spread nationwide

Thousands of people singing outside the Homestead concentration camp for children after an interfaith prayer.

“I had sexual intercourse with Dershowitz at least six times,’’ Virginia Roberts wrote in the 2015 court affidavit. “The first time was when I was about 16, early on in my servitude to Epstein.’’

This is the 20th time that the Trump administration has sought a stay of a lower-court ruling from #SCOTUS in less than 2.5 years. Over the 16 years of the Bush and Obama administrations combined, the government sought stays from #SCOTUS on seven occasions.

Last month, @realdonaldtrump claimed that Mexico had agreed to immediately begin buying large quantities of agricultural products from American farmers. That was a lie.

show this footage at his trial

Rep. Connolly during House Oversight and Reform Cmte. hearing: "You can talk all you want about whether the poor Border [Patrol] is overwhelmed that makes no excuse for how we are treating children...Is there no limit to what you will justify in this administration?"

This image will go down in history. New video shows shows Mike Pence callously observing and turning his back on severe overcrowding of men in cages at a detainment facility in Texas.

What are you doing up at 0228 hrs in the morning tweeting out the crazy you collosal nutjob?

Sir, literally, by his own admission, Paul Ryan is a coward. He had an opportunity to stand up for the values of kindness and dignity and honesty and integrity—but instead chose fear. History will remember him this way and you, sir, should be ashamed.

VP Mike Pence fights back against comparisons of detention facilities on the border to concentration camps, calling it a "slander against Customs and Border Protection." "The Nazis killed people. Our Customs and Border Protection as you heard today are saving lives every day."

Mnuchin - whose administration engineered a tax cut that has helped spike the federal budget deficit 23% in the first nine months of the year to $747 billion - begs Congress to raise the debt ceiling so the government doesn't run out of money in September

“Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Heb 13:3)

Horrendous conditions at the border during VP Pence tour, as described in this powerful pool report from @jdawsey1. Warning: It is difficult to read

BREAKING: Prosecutors from SDNY (under Barr) are not expected to bring charges against the Trump Org for improperly classifying the hush money pmnts to Cohen. @CNN says the investigation went dark 5 months ago. Barr was confirmed 5 months ago. That’s a pretty BIG coincidence.

This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him. Change the law.