We hate it when people cheat, but when the elite do it including lawyers, it is worse. It must be mentioned, however, that in many cases the children/students did not know what their parents actually did.
Rick Singer, the founder of the consulting company that devised this scheme just pleaded guilty.
At least 50 well-known people have been charged in several states and authorities are dealing with several universities. It is the largest college admissions scam EVER. Celebrities, coaches, lawyers and wealthy power-brokers have been charged with a variety of federal charges including fraud, cheating, and bribery.
This scheme goes back to at least 2011 and the money involved could be higher than $25 million. Operation Varsity Blues began as an FBI investigation in May of 2018 when the FBI stumbled across a lead on a completely unrelated and separate investigation.
Seems, American University encourages socialism through the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics. If there is any question, check out the events scheduled so far for 2019.
Former Executive Director, Detroit Health Department; Former Candidate for Governor of Michigan
So, What’s a “Progressive” Anyway?
January 22 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director of Justice Democrats
Progressive Policy Beyond the Hashtag: #GreenNewDeal, #MedicareForAll, #CampaignFinanceReform
February 21 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director at New Consensus
Progressive Politics: Running a Progressive Political Campaign
March 4 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Max Glass, former Campaign Manager for Abdul El-Sayed
Progressives in 2020 — Looking Forward
March 28 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311
Guest Discussant: Dave Weigel, Washington Post
Let’s go deeper shall we?
Notice the name Alexandra Rojas. She is the Executive Director of Justice Democrats. The team at Justice Democrats includes: Corbin Trent, Zack Exley and Saikat Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff and the brainchild behind the Green New Deal.
There is another fella named Sean McElwee. He is the tech guy behind all the fancy social media and websites. He is also the found of Data for Progressives, the left-wing think tank where at least ‘abolish ICE’ was born. McElwee is also the activist that beats the drum of equal votes and voter suppression. Imagine his email directory and how often he sends out talking points to all the Democrat caucuses in the House and Senate as well as the DNC leadership like Tom Perez.
So, back to Saikat Chakrabarti and his idol Subhas Chandra Bose. Before and after working on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign where all these people met and collaborated, Saikat promoted the legacy/manifesto of Subhas Chandra Bose.
Both being of Indian decent, Bose traveled Europe in the mid 30’s and came to know Benito Mussolini. Ah, but during the early 40’s, Bose fled to Germany after the government of India sought to arrest him for mass disobedience and protests of the British and the government of India. After two years, he left for Japan in a German U-180 submarine. As a side note, the Hitler regime endorsed and promoted the Bose‘Free India Government’, the Bose mission and the propaganda war at the close of WWll.
So, the plan is to continue to primary Democrats in Congress under the ‘Brand New Congress’. So far, here is a photo of their success, with more to come.
Beyond Data for Progress, the progressives have been using a pollster called YouGov Blue. Elizabeth Warren loves that pollster as does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Media including NBC and CNN taps that source for talking points and headlines.
John Ray is the senior policy analyst at YouGov Blue. He is after Senator Tom Cotton and Cory Gardner but don’t forget Hillary could be a large part of all this due to her former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon. Fallon at one point worked on the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign, for Chuck Schumer, was the press secretary for Senator Robert Menendez and later moved to the Justice Department, working for Eric Holder.
Fallon now is the founder and executive director of Demand Justice, a robust operation that was protesting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Oh, by the way, his wife, Katie was the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs in the Obama administration. The swamp is still out there and advising democrat legislators as well and cultivating new candidates.
This is hardly a comprehensive summary, but in hopes the reader has enough information to research deeper and understand the socialist machine and operatives. Tough head-winds ahead, so be armed with the operatives and the mission.
Hoda ‘s father, Ahmed Ali Mutha hired the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America to represent her. Her lawsuit is suing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, AG William Barr, and President Trump.
She left the United States in 2014 and has been married to Islamic State fighters 3 times. She has a son, 18-months-old and the child’s father, a Tunisian militant, was killed in Mosul. When she left Alabama, the place of her birth, she flew to Raqqa and married her first husband, an Australian jihadist named Suhan Rahman. He was killed.
We do not know the status of her third husband but Hoda fled to Susa and was captured by Kurdish forces. Presently she is in a refugee camp in northern Syria.
Ahmed Ali Muthana was a Yemeni diplomat to the United Nations and was fired when the country fell into a full civil war. He was told to surrender his diplomatic credentials in June of 1994. It is not clear if and when he did give up his credentials, nor is it clear for how long his diplomatic immunity lasted. It has been inferred, his diplomatic status continued through the end of the year of 1994. At some point, Ali Muthana did provide a letter to the U.S. State Department regarding his status, but those details remain unclear.
It is further noted that Ahmed Ali Muthana attempted to send his daughter money for financial support but the FBI refused to allow the transaction.
The court refused to grant relief to the Plaintiff and includes the fact that Hoda’s father held diplomatic immunity until February of 1995, after her birth. Further, Hoda was advised she was not a U.S. citizen 3 years ago, January of 2016 and she nor her father challenged that determination.
The Judge’s ruling is found here. It is a fascinating read. It also must be noted that diplomatic immunity and status provided for NO prosecution for criminal acts and gives protection for most if not all civil and administrative actions as published by the Vienna Convention.
The United States revoked Hoda’s passport in January of 2015 as it was issued in error due to the very late notification of the United Nations providing notification that the Plaintiff, Ahmen Ali Muthana had been terminated. The father and daughter had the right to request a hearing within 60 days to challenge the revocation and NO challenge was made.
As for Hoda being born in Alabama or New Jersey and having a U.S. birthright, the 14th Amendment states citizenship only on persons born or naturalized in the United States ‘subject to the jurisdiction’. That phrase applies to children of ministers, consuls and citizens or subjects of foreign states. Birthright to Hoda in this case given these facts is not conferred.
Primer: After checking with a few DEA sources, one of those arrested is a U.S. citizen, the other 4 are in the United States on a visa or a resident card. Dominicans from New York City are part of the cartel distribution network in the United States. Inside this home, those arrested were mixing fentanyl with heroine.
The arrests took place around 10:30 a.m. Friday at a home on Euclid Avenue in Ardsley, said Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Erin Mulvey.
According to Mulvey, the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad executed a search warrant at the home where five people were arrested and approximately five kilograms of fentanyl and six kilograms of heroin were seized.
“The fentanyl alone has the potency to kill nearly over two million people kilograms of fentanyl/heroin were seized, said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan.
Those arrested included:
Braulio Mata, 31, of 129 Euclid Ave. Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
Jose Garcia, 44, of 129 Euclid Ave Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
Ramon Aracena Alfe, 47, of 630 East Lincoln St Mt Vernon, charged with possession
Dionell Duarte Hernandez, 32, of 562 West 193rd St New York, charged with possession and resisting arrest
Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, 20, of 129 Euclid Ave. Ardsley, charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl
The location was being used as a heroin/fentanyl mill and is actively being dismantled by law enforcement professionals, she added.
The DEA Tactical Diversion Squad and Greenburgh Task Force are currently at the location along with an ambulance for officer safety, the department said.
“Fentanyl is one of the deadliest threats on the streets today,” said Donovan.
Members of the squad include officers and agents from the DEA, Westchester County police, Orangetown police, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, Yonkers police, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
Earlier this week, two California men who operated a similar drug mill out of a Michigan condominium were sentenced to prison. In the summer of 2017, authorities seized 10 kilograms of pure fentanyl and 20 kilograms of heroin-laced fentanyl and more than a half million in cash. The seizure contained enough fentanyl to kill ten million people, federal authorities said. More than 28,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses in 2017, the last year for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a report.
UCLA Berkeley receives an estimated $500 million a year from Federal dollars…
Notice that Janet Napolitano has not said a word… she is in her own scandal.
University of California President Janet Napolitano is considering a potentially sweeping overhaul of her office in the wake of sharp political criticism over its size, cost, and budget practices.
President Trump intends to sign an executive order that would put at risk federal research funding to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech on campus, he announced Saturday.
“Today I am proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars,” the president said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md.
“If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people, to speak, free speech,” said Trump. “If they don’t, it will be very costly. That will be signed very soon.”
The specific details of Trump’s executive order are unknown.
The president’s announcement came after he brought on stage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist with Turning Point USA who was punched in the face Feb. 19 at the University of California, Berkeley.
Campus police on Saturday arrested Zachary Greenberg, who allegedly was behind the attack on Williams. Bail for Greenberg, 28, was set at $30,000.
Trump joked that Williams “could take a punch” and urged him to sue not only Greenberg “forever,” but also the University of California, Berkeley.
“He took a hard punch in the face for all of us, remember that,” Trump said. “He took a punch for all of us, and we can never allow that to happen. And in closing with Hayden, here is the good news: He is going to be a very wealthy young man.”
24/7 Wall St. reviewed federally funded research and development grants and Pell Grant disbursements for recipients of financial aid in 1,871 major universities. Johns Hopkins University received nearly $2 billion from the U.S. government in 2015, more than double second-place University of Washington. Yale University rounds out the top 20, receiving approximately $480 million in federal funds in 2015.
Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comprised the largest share of federal grants of any federal agency in 16 of the 20 universities. The principal funding source of the remaining four institutions — Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — is the Department of Defense.
In addition to research funding, Government funding also includes need-based grants to undergraduates awarded through the Federal Pell Grant Program. While across all universities Pell Grant aid totaled $30.6 billion in the 2014-15 school year — on par with the value of research grants — these funds are much more evenly distributed across U.S. universities. Financial aid is generally dwarfed by the size of the federal research grants at these 20 institutions.
To identify the universities receiving the most federal funding, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the latest government data for 1,871 major universities. To determine total federal funds for each institution, we combined federal R&D funding for the 2015 fiscal year from the National Science Foundation, and Pell Grant disbursements for the 2014-15 school year from the U.S Department of Education. Go here to see where the universities rank on receiving Federal dollars.
North Korea is still hacking and China not only knows that but likely condones it.
The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team and McAfee Labs Malware Operations Group have discovered a new global campaign targeting nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies, based on McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence. This campaign, Operation Sharpshooter, leverages an in-memory implant to download and retrieve a second-stage implant—which we call Rising Sun—for further exploitation. According to our analysis, the Rising Sun implant uses source code from the Lazarus Group’s 2015 backdoor Trojan Duuzer in a new framework to infiltrate these key industries.
Operation Sharpshooter’s numerous technical links to the Lazarus Group seem too obvious to immediately draw the conclusion that they are responsible for the attacks, and instead, indicate a potential for false flags. Our research focuses on how this actor operates, the global impact, and how to detect the attack. We shall leave attribution to the broader security community.
CoS = Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. He works for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the money amounts to more than $885,000. Ruh Roh…
Saikat worked for Bernie Sanders for two years and for his presidential campaign… then Saikat launched an organization called ‘Brand New Congress’… in the process of mobilizing hundreds of new socialist congressional candidates, he connected with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Saikat is the Chief of Staff for AOC. ‘Brand New Congress’ is a Delaware-based shell company and he used a registered agent to create the company and only has a post office box.
Chakrabarti was the brains behind the Green New Deal, which was drafted over a weekend by several of his like-minded operatives. His plan is to transform climate change policy, the complete U.S. economy and of course, criminal justice. He is a graduate of Harvard and a techie.
We, for example, visited a shelter in northern Mexico – in Nogales, Sonora, the Mexican state of Sonora – where one woman said her entire trip north was effectively a sexual assault. She was brought across the border by a man under false pretenses, taken to the city of Atlanta and, she says, used as a prostitute for years. Now, she’s back in northern Mexico. That’s where we found her.
Under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership, the House votes to block Trump’s national emergency declaration. She said it is a binary choice, either vote for the block out of patriotism or vote with Trump. Even if this passes the Senate, Trump will veto. So… we have to wonder if those House Democrats have this report or read it.
Based on how the Democrats support live birth abortions and Planned Parenthood, it is obvious they have little regard for sexual exploitation unless it suits them under that #MeToo hashtag… where is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand or Cory Booker on this? Anyone?
Frankly, this sounds precisely like all the sexual predator scandals across the globe by United Nations peacekeepers.
So, in Hanoi, Vietnam, President Trump is meeting for two days with Kim Jung-Un.
The White House said Trump would meet Kim at Hanoi’s French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are telegraphing that Trump is going to give up too much in order to get a deal with North Korea. How do they know? Further, the mainstream media is also broadcasting that Trump will not get anything accomplished during this second summit. Which is it exactly?
Well, it is worth looking at archived documents going back to at least 1991-1992. Remember the U.S. had a different president and military leaders, while North Korea did not have lil Kim. The issue with North Korea and the nuclear program goes back at least 25-30 years. At least under the Trump administration, there are direct talks, summits that did not happen with the top leaders of the two countries… has the mainstream media explained any of this or for context, the previous action plans and why?
Anyone old enough to remember the sin taxes? Well, seems California has proposed to take it to a whole new level to aid the poor… use cell phones… didn’t the Federal government do that with the Obama-phones?
Anyone remember taxation without representation? Oh, just an archaic notion anymore.
SACRAMENTO, CA (NBC NEWS) — California residents may soon have to pay a tax on texting.
According to KNTV, the public utilities commission is floating the idea to help fund programs that give low-income residents access to cell phones.
It’s not clear how much the texting tax would be or how it would be collected.
Several business groups have come out against the proposal.
One business group says the program is flush with cash.
But state regulators say the program is breaking the bank after the budget for the program has been raised 300 million dollars in six years.
The wireless industry says the texting tax would put them at a disadvantage over other free messaging services like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Apple’s i-Message and others.
Mobile phone companies along with telecom providers are working to defeat this ridiculous proposal. There is no formal amount of the tax that has been announced, but frankly the poor in California actually need places to live and employment rather than cell phones. There is some chatter that just a flat fee added to the mobile service or a surcharge would be proposed versus some tax per text.
The Bay Area and the California Chamber of Commerce are looking to create a fund estimated to be in the $40-50 million range per year. Oh, wait… there is also some consideration to making these taxes retroactive going back 5 years. If that is the case, that fund would amount to well over $200 million.
A dense California Public Utilities Commission report laying out the case for the texting surcharge says the Public Purpose Program budget has climbed from $670 million in 2011 to $998 million last year. But the telecommunications industry revenues that fund the program have fallen from $16.5 billion in 2011 to $11.3 billion in 2017, it said.
“This is unsustainable over time,” the report says, arguing that adding surcharges on text messaging will increase the revenue base that funds programs that help low-income Californians afford phone service.
Telecom companies are already arguing that texting is an informational service like email and not a service under the authority of the commission’s authority.
Just imagine how much texting goes on through several platforms including iMessages, WhatApps, Skype or by Facebook. It is estimated that in one year alone, 3 trillion text messages are sent.
Often what begins in one state is later adopted in others. So, if you can stand it, it would be prudent to review the whole proposal by clicking here.
One more item going through the FCC:
The Federal Communications Commission says it is giving cellular carriers added authority to block text messages, saying the action is needed to protect consumers from spam or robotexts. But critics of the plan note that carriers are already allowed to block robotexts and worry that the change will make it easy for carriers to censor political texts or block certain kinds of messages in order to extract more revenue from senders.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement acknowledges that carriers are already allowed to block illegal robotexts. Pai did not promise new consumer-friendly blocking services; instead, he said his plan “allow[s] carriers to continue using robotext-blocking and anti-spoofing measures to protect consumers from unwanted text messages” (emphasis ours).
Despite that, Pai is proposing to classify text messaging as an information service, rather than a telecommunications service. That’s the same legal classification that Pai gave to home and mobile broadband services as part of a December 2017 vote to deregulate the industry and eliminate net neutrality rules. The FCC has not previously ruled on whether text messaging is an information service or a telecommunications service.
An FCC vote on Pai’s plan is scheduled for December 12.
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