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Name: Laser Haas
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Hometown: Anywhere USA
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Member since: Mon Apr 21, 2008, 01:12 PM
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About Me

Love BB, Laser Tag, Poker (Tournaments only). Work with Occupy camps. Willing to help you in your fight for justice (let's discuss it).

Journal Archives

Trump's executive order for human compost of golf course


Only Kenyan in List of World's Most Influential People of 2018

Source: Kenyans.Co.Ke


Little known {Nice Nailantei} Leng'ete s the only Kenyan in the Time Magazine list in reference to her efforts against Female Genital Mutilation ("FGM".

According to review by fellow anti-female until mutilation campaigner Jaha Dukurah from Gambia - "As a Maasi child in Kenya, Leng'ete accomplished something remarkable: she escaped the cut, of her culture's, ritualized female genital mutilation."

Reports by Amref Health Africa indicate that Leng'ete has worked with organizations as a project officer saving an estimated 15,000 girls from facing the {mutilation} cut.

Read more: https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/28774-only-kenyan-list-worlds-most-influential-people-2018

Kobach held in contempt in voter registration case

Source: The HILL

A federal judge held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) in contempt on Wednesday for repeatedly skirting court orders related to a blocked state voter registration law.

In a court order, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson tore into Kobach, an outspoken proponent of stricter voting laws, for failing to send postcards notifying thousands of voters of their registration.

Those voters had previously been blocked from registering under a Kansas state law Kobach had pushed for because they were not able to provide proof of citizenship during registration.

Robinson blocked that law during the 2016 election.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/383828-kobach-held-in-contempt-in-voter-registration-case?amp&__twitter_impression=true

GOP chairman poised to subpoena DOJ for Comey memos

Source: The HILL

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is expected to subpoena the Department of Justice (DOJ) as soon as this week to obtain copies of the so-called Comey memos, The Hill has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is expected to issue the order in an effort to pressure the agency into granting access so lawmakers can review the seven memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote last year documenting his interactions with President Trump, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The chairman on Wednesday notified the ranking Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), that a subpoena is forthcoming. Under Judiciary committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member two business days “before issuing any subpoena” — suggesting that the move is imminent.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/383834-house-judiciary-chair-expected-to-issue-doj-subpoena-over-comey?rnd=1499361088

Forget Comey and McCabe. Support FBI whistleblower Terry Albury

FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS, two former FBI officials—Andrew McCabe and James Comey—have received wall-to-wall media coverage and substantial monetary support from people across the United States in the form of donations and books sales following their feuds with President Trump. But it’s a third former FBI official, unknown to virtually anyone—Terry Albury—who faces actual jail time from the Trump Justice Department and is far more deserving of the support of journalists everywhere.

A few weeks ago, Albury, a former FBI special agent based out of Minnesota, became the second person the Trump administration—after Reality Winner—prosecuted for allegedly leaking documents to the media. Critically, one of the documents he is assumed to have leaked directly impacts journalists’ rights and press freedom.

Today, Albury pled guilty in federal court to two counts under the Espionage Act, the World War I–era statute originally written to prosecute spies, which has been warped in recent years to allow the US government to imprison whistleblowers and sources to the press without giving them an opportunity to present a public interest defense.

Albury’s attorneys released a statement to CJR just after the court hearing today, which reads, in part:

Terry Albury is a good and honorable man. His conduct in this case was an act of conscience. It was driven by his belief that there was no viable alternative to remedy the abuses he sought to address. He recognizes that what he did was unlawful and accepts full responsibility for his conduct, which he has demonstrated by reaching an agreement with the government to plead guilty.

Link to Columbia Journalism Review


New Stephon Clark Videos Show Officers Waited 5 Minutes Before Trying To Save Him

Source: HuffPo

A trove of newly released police video shows officers, concerned that Stephon Clark was armed and only pretending to be dead after they shot him, waited about five minutes before attempting lifesaving CPR.

Clark, gunned down by police in his Sacramento, California, backyard on March 18, was unarmed, with only a cellphone on him. But officers who shot Clark as they investigated a report of someone breaking car windows were apprehensive about approaching him, according to the newly released Sacramento Police Department material, which includes 23 in-car camera videos, 28 body camera videos, two 911 audio files and helicopter video. The files were released under a city law that requires video evidence from critical incidents be made public within a month.

“He have a gun?” one officer can be heard saying.

“I don’t see it,” another responded. “He hasn’t moved at all.”

Read more: https://m-huffpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ad5afb1e4b016a07ea01eb2/amp

Looking for video of the 5 minutes in question.

Meanwhile - Sacramento Police released many videos


Budget chairman floats plan to eliminate his own committee

Source: The HILL

The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee is floating the idea of getting rid of the Budget panel altogether, according to Republican sources.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has noted that mounting deficits are making it much tougher to pass a spending blueprint, the sources say.

Enzi's seemingly radical suggestion comes as a special bipartisan committee prepares to hold its first hearing on reforming the budgetary process, which Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a former House Budget Committee chairman, this weekend called "irreparably broken."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/383454-budget-chairman-floats-plan-to-eliminate-his-own-committee?amp&__twitter_impression=true

"With their tax law polling in the gutter, the one major Republican accomplishment is that they've managed to lose all credibility on the deficit and the budget," said a Senate Democratic aide.

Wall Street, big business start backing Mitt Romneys Senate bid

Source: CNBC

Major names on Wall Street and in the Republican establishment are buying into Mitt Romney's run for Senate, particularly as Republican lawmakers are looking to him as a future leader within a congressional caucus that is struggling to find its identity.

According to first-quarter filings, Romney has been quietly receiving the financial backing of some of the most powerful names and donors in Republican circles, such as former Goldman Sachs CEO and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The early contributions are not necessarily big, but they indicate a coordinated effort to push the former Massachusetts governor and presidential nominee into the Senate with hopes that he will quickly climb his way up the leadership ranks.

GOP lawmakers who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity say that Romney's name recognition and his ability to galvanize the rest of the party would make him an ideal candidate to work with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., within the upper echelon of the Senate's leadership ranks.

Two prominent names in traditional Republican circles, former President George W. Bush and Paulson, pop out in the list of Romney donors. Paulson and Bush both gave $8,100 to Romney, according to Federal Election Commission filings for the first quarter. Paulson, who now chairs the nonprofit think tank Paulson Institute, served as Bush's Treasury secretary during the financial crisis of 2008. He previously donated to Romney's losing presidential campaign in 2012.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/16/wall-street-big-business-back-mitt-romney-senate-bid-as-gop-seeks-leadership.html

Of course Paulson and Bush are pushing for Mitt Romney to be elected; because they aided & abetted his Racketeering crime spree.


Clinton to fundraise alongside possible 2020 contenders

Source: The HILL

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is set to fundraise for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) next month alongside several possible 2020 presidential contenders.

Clinton will speak at the DNC's annual Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, BuzzFeed News reports, a move that could rally Democratic donors who supported Clinton's 2016 campaign behind up-and-coming candidates.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a first-term senator considered to be a top potential contender to challenge President Trump in 2020, is set to deliver the group's keynote address. Another possible contender, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), will also speak.

Clinton's appearance at the DNC fundraiser, aimed at spurring women to vote and getting to the party's goal of reaching 50 million voters by the next election, will be her first for the party since her stunning defeat in 2016, BuzzFeed noted.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/383173-clinton-to-fundraise-alongside-likely-2020-candidates?amp&__twitter_impression=true

OH SNAP Congressman Lieu slaps Trump with his own 2013 Tweet on Syria


Congressman Lieu is referring to this August 2013 Trump tweet to then President Obama

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