Hillary Strikes Again As Bernie Snoozes | May 2016

Hillary Supporter Snaps Snoozin’ Bernie at Memorial Day Event

– Breitbart

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“A fellow Democrat posted a snapshot of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) apparently nodding off during a Memorial Day ceremony in the Presidio military cemetery in San Francisco on Monday.

Zoe Dunning, a gay rights activist, veteran, Hillary Clinton supporter, and high-ranking member of the San Francisco Democratic Party, posted the photograph to Facebook, with the following message:

Attending the Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the over 1 million Americans who have lost their lives serving our country, and watching Bernie Sanders fall asleep during it. There is nothing I can really add here. #imwithher

Responses on Facebook were less than enthusiastic. One man, Richard Stone, posted:

Zoe, thanx for your service. But I’m VFW and elected green (county council) and I still honor Bernie’s dedication to veterans rights. This is sheer artifice and a desperate attempt to disparage someone who has a stellar record of vets rights, nothing more to add here, #SMDFH

 

Sanders has an excuse other than age: he has kept a punishing campaign schedule, criss-crossing the Golden State and holding several rallies and meetings per day in an effort to turn out his vote and upset Clinton on June 7.

Clinton has been more sparing in her schedule, partly because she has deployed her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to reach some of the more far-flung rural communities.

Sanders serves on the Veterans Affairs committee in the U.S. Senate.”

…More @ Breitbart

– Here is one of the commnents:

“Well at least Bernie was there to honor our servicemen and women. Where was Obama? Flying around Asia and basically saying once again that America is the problem and the starting point of all the world’s ills. So what if Bernie took a little snooze? Obama has been asleep at the wheel for the last 7 1/2 years.”

 – Touche’/CJ.

 

Undocumented immigrant arrested for using dead veteran’s identity to get VA benefits

– Foxnews Latino

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“Police in Arizona arrested an undocumented immigrant who had been using a deceased veteran’s identity to get medical and Social Security benefits.

Rene Ortiz Quintana, 69, took the identity of Ruben J. Gallardo, who has been dead since 1994, to get Social Security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.

Quintana received benefits totaling $29,062.19, according to ABC News.

Quintana, who has lived in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant for around 50 years, used Gallardo’s information to an Arizona identification card, a state health card, a Phoenix health plan card and a VA choice card. The choice card allows veterans to get medical care at Non-VA facilities.

Police charged Quintana with fraudulent schemes, theft and seven counts of identity theft along with six counts of forgery. It is not clear whether the immigrant will have to pay back the money.”

…More here @ FoxNews Latino

 

Feds give thumbs-up to fracking off California coast

– San Diego Union-Trib

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“An environmental assessment from two federal agencies released Friday determined that fracking off the coast of California causes no significant impact, thus lifting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that was instituted earlier this year.

“The comprehensive analysis shows that these practices, conducted according to permit requirements, have minimal impact,” Abigail Ross Hopper, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said in a statement.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement joined in the assessment, which analyzed well stimulation treatments on 23 oil and gas platforms off California’s coast between 1982 and 2014, and came back with a “Finding of No Significant Impact.”

The Center for Biological Diversity, the environmental group that filed a lawsuit that resulted in the moratorium, said Friday it is considering filing another suit in light of the agencies’ decision.

 “Offshore fracking is just an incredibly dangerous activity and we certainly wish the federal government was taking stronger actions to protect our oceans and our coast,” Miyoko Sakashita, the director of the center’s oceans program, told the Union-Tribune.

The environmental assessment looked at fracking — in which high-pressured fluids are pumped into a well to break through rock formations to loosen oil and gas — as well as impacts from waste water that is disposed in the process.

Companies still need to go through the federal application and permitting processes to frack at individual sites.

Industry officials welcomed the Friday’s announcement.

“Offshore energy is a vital source of jobs and revenue for both California and the U.S., and the sooner operations offshore California can resume the better,” Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, said in a statement, dismissing the lawsuit that led to the assessment as “hyperbole” from “extreme environmental groups.”

The agencies’ assessment looked into and oil and gas platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf, in federal waters.

Waters within three miles of California’s coast are subject to state rules, which Sakashita said are stricter.”

…continue reading @ San Diego Union-Trib