Poisoning the Environment around US – Feb 2016

Suffering bobcats, coyotes, owls spur Thousand Oaks neighborhood to rethink war on rats

– LA Times

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“The sight was heartbreaking: a thin, mangy bobcat trembling against a brick wall separating the Thousand Oaks neighborhood of Dos Vientos from open space that is habitat for wildlife and popular among hikers.

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The wildcat was too sick to move, even as passersby stepped closer one recent morning to snap photographs.

“It just stared at us,” Stephanie Marlin, 53, recalled, “with eyes that seemed to say, ‘Look what you guys did to me.’

A few hours later, Marlin posted snapshots of the animal on Facebook. By day’s end, they were being used in an emotional fight across social media channels over the unintended collateral damage of the Dos Vientos Ranch Community Assn.’s annual $40,000 war on rats.

Images of dead and dying bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes and owls posted on Dos Vientos community message boards and chat threads have aroused outrage among residents in and around the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. They believe rodenticides are working their way up the food chain.

Just recently, however, opponents of the pest control campaign discovered six boxes baited with anticoagulant rodenticide spaced roughly 100 feet apart along the backyard fencing of Dos Vientos homes.

Anticoagulants had been used until 2014, when California banned the sale to the public of so-called second-generation rat poison, which is more toxic than earlier versions and remains in a target species body at such high levels that other animals feeding on rat carcasses often also die.

National Park Service scientists for years have documented widespread exposure in carnivores to common household poisons in and around the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. During two decades of research in the region on carcasses and live animals, 88% of 140 bobcats, coyotes and mountain lions evaluated tested positive for one or more anticoagulant compounds.”

Read more by Louis Sahugun @ LA Times.com

– We choose our environment. It is a choice. What type of natural environment exists without wildlife?

Here is a photo of a healthy California bobcat:

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Marco Rubio Meltsdown at Republican Debate – Feb 2016

Marco Rubio Repeats himself Robotically Four Times in a Row at the Debate – Fourth Time was Creepy

– Youtube / ABC News

– While being berated for being scripted and rote-like by Gov Christie, Marco Rubio goes full robot four times. Perhaps the single greatest debate meltdown of all time.

I think everyone watching was incredulous as Rubio’s response to Christie attack was to launch into the same scripted message which was apropos of nothing.

Which is where Rubio is now.

See more here @ Youtube

 

Mediaite Saw it Like This

– Mediaite

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“Senator Marco Rubio let his inner “boy in the bubble” show at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate, tripping and falling right into Chris Christie‘s criticism that Rubio is too scripted, and unable to think on his feet. Within minutes, Rubio used the same exact line about dispelling “this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing,” with slight variations, four times.”

See it @ Mediaite.com

 

Christie, Rubio get personal in debate clash

– TheHill.com

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“Christie struck a nerve, ridiculing Rubio’s speech style as overly scripted and hollow.

 “See, Marco, the thing is this,” Christie said. “When you’re president of the United States, when you’re a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is at the end of it doesn’t solve one problem for one person.”

 

See more and read the Comments @ TheHill.com

Illegal Alien Gangs Operating with Obama’s Open Borders – Feb 2016

Donald Trump Hammers Illegal Alien Gangs Operating Inside United States: ‘Beyond Belief’ MS-13 Has Foothold in Boston

– Breitbart

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“MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner who’s polling ahead of all his opponents here in New Hampshire, told Breitbart News on Friday morning that America is in dire straits if voters don’t elect someone president who can get the nation’s immigration crisis under control.

“If somebody great doesn’t get in as president, we don’t have a country anymore,” Trump responded when asked by Breitbart News for his thoughts on recent congressional testimony by border patrol agents that the nation’s immigration laws are basically nullified. “We’re not going to have a country anymore.

“In the absence of consequences and enforceable laws innocent people are hurt, criminals are rewarded, chaos abounds, and cartels reap huge financial benefits,” Judd wrote to the congressional committee.

Trump is blown away by these non-enforcement directives coming from the White House.

“It’s beyond belief, actually,” Trump told Breitbart News.

When asked about a follow-up report from Bedard, who cited testimony by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan about how MS-13 and other Latin American gangs are using those non-enforcement mechanisms from Obama to get into America, Trump said it proves everything he said right about immigration when he launched his presidential campaign to much criticism from the establishment.

Trump told Breitbart News on Friday:

This is what I was saying when I said ‘Mexico is sending,’ Do you remember when I said that? Mexico is sending. These countries are sending their worst people to us because they don’t want to take care of them. It is happening. These countries—we’re being sent people that are hardcore criminals and they’re being put through our borders and they’re being accepted by us because of Obama’s open policy.

”The testimony, as reported by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, found federal agents telling Congress of a “shocking reversal of policy” that has U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents “being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States.”

Read more here @ Breitbart.com

 

 

Refugee and Visa Programs – Congressional Testimony  on Terrorism

– C-SPAN.org

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“Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the Department of Homeland Security was now looking at the social media accounts of refugees coming from “high risk” nations. The change was in response to the mass shooting by a husband and wife team in San Bernadino, California. The wife was a Pakistani immigrant in the U.S. on a visa.”

See the Full Congressional Testimony here                   @ C-SPAN.org

 

 

“Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

– JudicialWatch.org

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“A major bust involving the nation’s most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise—known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13—continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico.

The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different, as top Homeland Security sources have told JW in the course of an ongoing investigation into the dangerously porous southern border.

As soon as the UACs started arriving in the summer of 2014, Homeland Security sources told Judicial Watch that many had ties to gang members in the U.S. In fact, JW reported in 2014 that street gangs—including MS-13—went on a recruiting frenzy at U.S. shelters housing the illegal immigrant minors and they were using Red Cross phones to communicate.”

Read more @ JudicialWatch.org

 

Cruz Cheating Saga Continues – Feb 2016

Carson speaker ‘devastated’ by bogus report spread by Cruz operatives in Iowa

– The Courier

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“INDEPENDENCE — This was something new for Naomi Probert: Stand in front of a crowd of 500 people and tell them why she feels someone should be elected president of the United States.

The married mother of adopted Haitian children ages 5 and 6 found one candidate spoke to her heart: Dr. Ben Carson.

She and her family met Carson, personally, a day earlier in Manchester. The experience only reinforced her support for him.

So much so, she was willing to speak on his behalf at her Republican precinct caucus Monday night at Independence High School. In fact, her kids helped hand out literature for him. Supporting Carson was, for the Proberts, a family affair.

“I’d never done anything like this before,” she said. “I felt really passionate about Dr. Carson. We were inspired by Dr. Carson’s story. I volunteered to talk for him. And you get all revved up to speak to 500 people.”

Then, the unthinkable happened.

A lady who had just checked her smart phone said the campaign of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz “just informed us that there’s a CNN story that he (Carson) is out of the race and he’s endorsed (Sen. Ted) Cruz,” Probert related. She had already risen to speak.

“There was a gasp in the audience,” Probert related. “I was just devastated. I got emotional. I said, ‘My husband and I live here in Independence with our two Haitian children. We were inspired by Dr. Carson’s story…’”

That was as far as she got. Overcome by emotion, she sat down.

She and her husband, Stephen, got on their smartphones to find the story in question. They didn’t.”

Read the original story here @ The Courier, by Pat Kinney.

– Absolutely heartbreaking. I only met a candidate once, although I met Reagan twice when he was the governor, able to shake the smiling outstretched hand of Gene McCarthy who spoke for so many of us in the the spring of 1968. I can only imagine how I would have felt in her circumstances.

Ted Cruz has a lot to answer for and the list just keeps growing.

Risks of Online Voting Systems – Iowa Voter Fraud – Feb 2016

Did Microsoft Commit Voter Fraud In Iowa To Ensure Donald Trump’s Defeat?

– Matt Forney

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– From an eyewitness on the ground in Iowa. Who you gonna believe?

“I’ll freely admit that I was wrong when I predicted that Trump would win Iowa by a convincing margin. While Trump’s rallies were drawing the biggest crowds by far of any candidate (Democrat or Republican), I also warned that because the Iowa caucus structure favors long-time party loyalists over first-time voters, the Donald’s supporters might be underrepresented at the actual vote. My predictions on where the other candidates would fall (Rubio in 3rd, Carson 4th, Paul 5th, and Bush 6th) were on the money.

However, the “Rubio surge” makes no sense whatsoever, matching neither what I saw on the ground or what pollsters were reporting. There’s now evidence to suggest that Rubio’s unexpectedly good performance—coming in a close third behind Trump—was the result of voter fraud committed by Microsoft and sanctioned by the RNC. While it’s too early to make a definite call, given that Donald Trump stands against everything that the GOP establishment represents, it’s not out of the question that they would try to fight him with foul play.

In my time in Iowa, Trump’s rallies consistently drew crowds that were larger than all the other candidates’ (Democratic and Republican)combined. Only Bernie Sanders can attract audiences that can compete with Trump in terms of size, though Trump still outpaces Sanders by a wide margin. For example, Trump’s Pella rally on January 23rd drew well over 3,000 people, the majority of whom had to be shunted into an overflow auditorium due to space limits.

Conversely, Marco Rubio could barely move the needle in terms of audience size. His Indianola event drew 150-200 people at most, the bulk of whom were senile old farts.

On Sunday, Breitbart reported that Microsoft would be providing technology for tallying votes in the Iowa caucuses. Given that Microsoft is Rubio’s second-largest campaign contributor, this represents a massive conflict of interest. Other sources claim that the GOP establishment had a deliberate plan to goose Rubio’s vote count.”

Read the on the ground reporting by Matt Forney @ ReturnofKings.com.  I am in no way endorsing any site by quoting a story, I am simply looking for the salient details relative to the issues at hand. Please bear in mind, it is very difficult to get relevant details on this story currently.

– For those seeking more info on the vulnerability of commercial voting systems you can read more here @ The Trash Attack which is a paper done by a Microsoft researcher.

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Microsoft accused of Iowa Caucus voter fraud with hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud

– BetaNews.com

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“Here’s the deal, folks. As I said in a previous article, open source is a necessity when it comes to voting. I praised Bernie Sanders’ campaign for questioning Microsoft’s motives in providing the platform for the Iowa Caucuses. With that said, Microsoft was ultimately not the problem, closed source was.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, as could be expected, it is now being accused of voter fraud by apparent Donald Trump supporters. Since Ted Cruz won last night, you would think the claim is that the Windows-maker fraudulently boosted him. Nope. Actually, conspiracy theorists are claiming Microsoft increased the number of votes cast for Marco Rubio, who placed third. This movement is using the hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud.

According to Fortune, who shed light on the below tweets, it seems conspiracy theorists are pointing to Microsoft’s large donations to Senator Rubio as a motive for helping him. True, his performance was better than expected last night, but committing fraud in order to improve a candidate to third place doesn’t seem like a very worthwhile risk.”

– A  great article by Rick Fagioli @ BetaNews.com

– The Iowa Debacle was not a totally bad thing.  It points up several areas of improvement and caution not the least of which is the risk of trusting commerical cloud voting systems implicitly. There is simply no historical reason for such a measure of trust.

Voter Beware.

/ CJ

 

Microsoft on the hot seat in Iowa

– TheHill.com

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“Microsoft volunteered to provide the technology to help tally up the results of Iowa’s caucuses, free of charge. Now it will be put to the test Monday night.

The contests in both parties are expected to go down to the wire. And the spotlight will be on precinct officials who have been trained on a new Microsoft app, which is meant to cut down on human error and speed up the reporting process.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties in Iowa have expressed strong confidence in Microsoft, dismissing late suspicion of corporate influence from the campaign of Bernie Sanders early last week.

Party officials have said no errors have been spotted in caucus dry runs. But the Sanders campaign has created its own backup reporting system, as has the Hillary Clinton campaign.

“It will be interesting to see what happens if and when there are discrepancies between the Microsoft system and either Democratic or Republican campaign tabulations,” Iowa State University professor Mack Shelley said.

Only four years ago, the Iowa Republican Party suffered an embarrassment with its caucus reporting when Mitt Romney appeared to be the winner for weeks, only for the final tally to show a narrow victory for Rick Santorum. ”

Read more here @ TheHill.com

 

 

Now Clinton Cheating in Iowa Caucus? – Feb 2016

More Fraud in Iowa – This time Hillary Clinton supporters cook the votes

– CSPAN / Infowars

Update: Note at approx. 2:25 of the above video roll, a Sanders supporter in a red shirt, comes up to the ad hoc conference, and asks, “You counted everyone again, right?”

The Clinton supporter tells her, ‘we counted everyone.’ And with a nod of her head the issue is dropped for the moment. She lied.

She lied to tilt the vote to Hillary.

One major takeaway from this, is in the video, later while they are tabulating, a woman asks if she can video the process, and a woman seated at the table, agrees she has the right. That is the point, every public process can be captured via video, and the truth can be exposed as in this case.

/ CJ

“This is, apparently, what a caucus looks like in a Presidential race in America in 2016.

The footage is taken from precinct #43 in Des Moines, Iowa, where supporters of Clinton and Sanders gathered to determine the delegate count for the candidates.

The description of the video, posted on the C-SPAN website, claims “Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus”.

Reports suggest that Sanders was winning during an initial vote, but when a recount was called, Clinton gained the lead.

One person who was at the event at Roosevelt High School took to Reddit to explain:

So basically in the caucus they have to hand count everyone depending on what side they’re sitting on. Well when it came time to do the second count the numbers were off. The first vote breakdown was like this:

FIRST VOTE: 215 Sanders 210 Clinton 26 O’Malley 8 Undecided 459 TOTAL

And this is the SECOND Vote: 232 Clinton 224 Sanders 456 Total

So somehow they lost 3 people but Clinton’s vote went up by 14.

So basically what had happened was Hillary’s team didn’t take the time to do a full recount instead she just added the new people who joined the second vote. Which clearly wasn’t an accurate count.

The footage appears to verify this with the Clinton camp admitting they did not do a second full count and that “they just added the (new) people”.

“Does that add up right?” one of the organiser is heard asking the caucus chair, who replies “I don’t think so.”

Nevertheless, a challenge by Sanders supporters for a third count was rejected and Clinton was handed a victory.

This monumental cluster f*ck was just one 1,600 caucus sites around the state of Iowa. Who knows what went on elsewhere.”

See and read more @ InfoWars.com

 

– To see the whole video on CSPAN see below:

 

Iowa Democratic Caucus Meeting

– CSPAN

“Democrats from three Polk County, Iowa, precincts held their caucus at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. Participants broke into groups supporting different candidates, selected team captains, and then tried to persuade uncommitted voters or those supporting “not viable” candidates to join their group.”

See the whole video @ C-SPAN video library

There is a transcript available as well.

 

 

Cruz Campaign Cheating in Iowa – Feb 2016

Ted Cruz ADMITS his staff spread ‘shameless’ whisper campaign that Dr. Ben Carson was quitting presidential contest just before Iowa caucus voting began –

– DailyMail

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Ted Cruz admitted on Tuesday that his presidential campaign spread a false rumor, just hours before Monday’s Iowa caucuses began, that conservative rival Ben Carson was dropping pout of the presidential race.

Carson finished a distant fourth in the nation’s first nominating contest, and observers at two caucus precincts told DailyMail.com that he lost supporters to the Cruz camp when Republicans speaking on behalf of Cruz said Carson was suspending his campaign.

It turned out not to be true, however, and Carson himself complained Tuesday about ‘shameless tactics and dirty political plays’ that pushed Cruz to victory on the strength of political sabotage.

Cruz won the caucuses by a total of 6,239 votes over Donald Trump, less than four Republicans in each of the state’s 1,681 precincts – representing the number Cruz’s forces would have had to ‘flip’ at each caucus location in order to overcome what had been a strong Trump polling lead going into Monday night.

‘Isn’t this the same thing we see with the Obama administration, the IRS scandal – no responsibility. Let’s see what in fact the Cruz campaign will do about those individuals who inappropriately disseminated this information knowing that the caucuses were not over – they were awfully anxious to get it out there weren’t they?’

Read more @ DailyMail.co.uk

 

 

 

Burnett: Does Cruz Blaming CNN for Carson Email Raise Questions About His Integrity?

– Mediaite

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“It’s clear CNN really isn’t happy with Ted Cruz for blaming his campaign’s emails about Ben Carsonpotentially dropping out on them, and Erin Burnett tonight asked if that raises questions about Cruz’s integrity.

Burnett got visibly frustrated as she repeatedly asked major Cruz surrogate Bob Vander Plaatswhy Cruz can’t just apologize without blaming CNN, given the fact that CNN’s reporting was accurate and whoever on the campaign emailed the Carson alert to supporters extrapolated something false from it.”

Read more here @ Mediaite

 

 

Carson: Cruz campaign just like Obama

– WashingtonExaminer

 

Dr. Ben Carson said on Fox News Tuesday night he believes fellow GOP candidate Ted Cruz did not know about his team’s attempt to sway votes at the Iowa Caucuses Monday night. Yet he condemned the senator’s “dishonest” campaign, comparing it to the Obama administration….

Here’s the issue, a culture exists within the Cruz camp that would allow people to take advantage of a situation like this in a very dishonest way. Isn’t this the same thing that we see in the Obama administration, the IRS scandal, no responsibility.”

Instead, Carson has charged Cruz with taking action to ensure the individuals on his team who shared that information are held responsible. He also said it is up to voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina not to allow Cruz or his staffers to get away with similar shenanigans.”

Read more @ WashintonExaminer

– Dr. Carson went on to say that he believed Ted Cruz. That’s what you have to do in politics up to now. I for one don’t believe that Ted Cruz would not have known about this tactical manuever in the absolute pivotal point in the caucus process. It was coordinated and well-timed.

Unless, Cruz has his own Col. North or G. Gordon Liddy, Cruz had to have known. There was too much at stake, and the Cruz campaign boasts that it has voter data down to the individual record.

This is wrong on so many levels, but let me start with this:

Here in California as in other states, the state collects certain voting data and activity as a result of the public’s private process of voting.

These same agencies are also in the business of selling that private voting data. This should not be allowed to occur. Voting is a right as well as a duty. As such, and being that you are compelled by the state give this data freely, the state has no right to collect fees or ‘profits’ on the sale or use of this data to politicial entities.

The Cruz  Carson Lying debacle would not have occurred if they did not have their hands on this type of detailed voter data in the first place.

There should be a check mark for all publicly given data to state agencies, wherein, you must elect or specify by checking a box, giving assent to private exploitation of your data. That isn’t too much to ask.

Moreover, I think this is a game changer and something every campaign must have a contingency for, in the event of ‘event x’ occurring, what happens next. For instance, if there is a rumor or unauthorized announcement, we should look for an official twitter confirmation, in its absence, carry on.

One bad rumour can kill a campaign now. In the past this was all done behind closed doors. Cruz’ mistake is has let the proverbial ‘cat’ out of the bag with this. And it doesn’t look good.

/ CJ