Terrorism and COGITO


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John R. Houk

© January 29, 2017

Rachel Ehrenfeld writes about the extreme vetting process that President Trump could use to quickly detect if a person has terrorist designs against the United States. Ehrenfeld has an idea based on some technology created in Israel yet commissioned by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Check out this quote from Ehrenfeld on the technology:

An effective way to find out the applicant’s intentions would be screening through an efficient, unbiased, and non-intrusive system.  Such a system was developed by an Israeli company with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, which the Obama administration refused to utilize.

 

The Suspect Detection System (SDS) has developed counter-terrorist and insider threat detection technology named COGITO.  This technology enables law enforcement agencies to rapidly investigate U.S. visa applicants (and other travelers) entering the country, insider threats among employees, etc.

 

COGITO technology is an automated interrogation system that can determine in 5-7 minutes if an individual is harboring hostile intent.  The system interviews the examinee with up to 36 questions while measuring the psychophysical signals of the human body.  The system has 95% accuracy and has helped security agencies globally to catch terrorists and solve crimes.

I did a little looking into this COGITO technology. My impression is the concept was initially developed for companies to use to vet their new employees with something more efficiency than a lengthy lie detector test. Evidently the COGITO technology can be streamlined for many psych detection purposes including terrorism.

In the process of investigating “COGITO” I discovered it is not an acronym for some scientific gizmo, rather it is an actual word. Here is an interesting definition for “cogito”:

1: the philosophical principle that one’s existence is demonstrated by the fact that one thinks

2: the intellectual processes of the self or ego

Origin and Etymology of cogito

New Latin cogito, ergo sum, literally, I think, therefore I am, principle stated by René Descartes
First Known Use: 1838 (Definition of cogito; Merriam-Webster)

Apparently SDS technology has taken a philosophical and retrofitted it to a psychological examination of discovering – so-to-speak – who a person is.

Here is the short version of the SDS COGITO technology that can be employed:

Suspect Detection Systems Inc.’s Cogito Data Center (Cogito DC) is a central knowledgebase and control server that serves as a complete analytical back office to the Cogito Rapid Interrogation System. Cogito DC will enable SDS customers to create a central storage base of all examinee data. The interrogation system collects an vast amount of data with each examination beginning with a scan of the examinees passport or identification card. The system then scans unique biometric identification information including fingerprint and iris (eye) imaging, and voice signature. The Cogito DC knowledgebase then aggregates and analyzes the interrogation results of all examinees. The system compares test results of potential suspects from common backgrounds, which then enables interrogators to perform intelligence analysis over the entire scope of collected metadata. (Cogito Data Center; SUSPECT DETECTION SYSTEMS INC.)

And here is an excerpt from the longer version of the technology behind COGITO:

General

The COGITO system is a technology-based concept and solution for the detection of suspects harboring malicious intent serves for detection of “Internal Threat” (employees of governmental agencies and enterprises that have destructive intents), Police interrogations and border security. The COGITO concept is derived from extensive interdisciplinary know-how in security, polygraph testing and field-proven security-related interrogation techniques.

The COGITO core technology is based on proprietary software – an “expert system” that emulates an investigator’s Modus Operandi by incorporating “soft decision-making” algorithms such as “Neural Networks” and “Fuzzy Logic”. All hardware elements are best-of-breed off-the-shelf third-party components. The technical solution is comprised of a front-end, the ‘Test Station’, and a back-office where multiple-station and multiple-site data is stored, managed and distributed.

COGITO presents a significant conceptual breakthrough that can assist international aviation and homeland security authorities in responding to increasingly sophisticated means of international terrorism. This concept is based on several well-established paradigms and assumptions.

Intent vs. Means

The COGITO concept focuses on detecting terrorist (malicious) intent as opposed to detecting the means (i.e. explosives or weapons). The value of detecting intent is based on several well-founded and proven assumptions. As proven in the 9/11 and many other terrorist attacks when entering a country, terrorists will not necessarily carry weapons or devices on their person. This has been well demonstrated in several international terror attacks. Moreover, terrorists with intent of perpetrating a chemical, biological or atomic terrorist attack are all the more not likely to carry such devices on their person while entering the United States through an official checkpoint or border crossing.

Stimulated Psycho Physical Reaction (SPPR)

The COGITO method is based on stimulating examinees with specific terrorism-related triggers using a “direct contact, interaction, conscious, portal” approach:

The COGITO method postulates that specific words or questions can force terrorist to generate a SPPR that is identifiably different than that of a non-terrorist’s SPPR to the same words or questions. Based on extensive field experience accumulated by Israeli security agencies, the only common characteristic to all suicide bombers and “effective terrorists” is their desire not to be caught by security authorities. The terrorist’s fundamental motivation to successfully perform the terrorist act and not be caught by security authorities clearly differentiates him from the innocent person not harboring such intent. This identifiable motivation is known as the “terrorist hunting–hunted syndrome” (THHS). In order to identify and isolate the terrorist, one needs to READ THE REST ([COGITO] TECHNOLOGY; Suspect Detection Systems: Human Psychophysiology Behavour Analysis)

On a personal level and at least a palpable negative argument for this rather quick vetting process, I think this is something President Trump should seriously take a look at! ESPECIALLY since President Barack Hussein Obama rejected this technology as a foreign immigrant vetting process.

Now for the Rachel Ehrenfeld article.

JRH 1/29/17

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Protecting America from ill-intended refugees

 

By Rachel Ehrenfeld @ American Thinker

January 28th, 2017 2:17PM

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This is an updated version of the article on American ThinkerProtecting America from ill-intended refugees – 

President Donald Trump’s executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” has been met, as anticipated, with alarm by opponents at home and abroad. Some resent the new American president and his actions to protect the country, as he promised to do. Others, like the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), protest the suspension of U.S. visas to Muslim refugees and travelers from the radical -Islamic-terrorist prone countries Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.

His executive order proclaims (emphasis added): “The United States must be vigilant during the visa issuance process to ensure that those approved for admission do not intend to harm Americans and that they have no ties to terrorism. In order to protect Americans, we must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes towards our country and its founding principles. Section 2 of the active order states that the policy of the U.S. is “(a) protect our citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the United States; and (b) prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit United States immigration laws for malevolent purposes.”

To prevent such individuals from entering the U.S., the executive order requests the development of a uniform screening program, which in fact would reinforce requirements that have been deliberately ignored by the Obama administration.

However, radical-Islamic terrorists are not limited to the countries list by the EO. There are unknown numbers of ISIS volunteers who returned to Europe and other Western nations, which the new EO exempts. But even if the screening is done by the book, and all necessary documentation has been obtained and verified, and the applicant declares he holds no ill intentions toward America and Americans, nothing available to the screeners today would easily reveal that he or she is lying.

An effective way to find out the applicant’s intentions would be screening through an efficient, unbiased, and non-intrusive system.  Such a system was developed by an Israeli company with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, which the Obama administration refused to utilize.

The Suspect Detection System (SDS) has developed counter-terrorist and insider threat detection technology named COGITO.  This technology enables law enforcement agencies to rapidly investigate U.S. visa applicants (and other travelers) entering the country, insider threats among employees, etc.

COGITO technology is an automated interrogation system that can determine in 5-7 minutes if an individual is harboring hostile intent.  The system interviews the examinee with up to 36 questions while measuring the psychophysical signals of the human body.  The system has 95% accuracy and has helped security agencies globally to catch terrorists and solve crimes.

According to the company’s website, the SDS allows the screening of a large number of people in a short time. It “does not require operator training. One operator can handle simultaneously ten stations.  It has a central management and database system that allows storing all tests results, analysis, and data mining, and is deployed and integrated with governmental agencies.”  Using this system would eliminate the need to use often biased U.S. Consulate employees.  Moreover, the SDS uses an automated decision-making system, which is “adaptable to a variety of different questioning contexts, different cultures, and languages. The examination lasts 5 minutes when there are no indications of harmful intent, and 7 minutes to ascertain it (with only 4% false positive, and 10% false negative).”

The COGITO is used in 15 countries including Israel, Singapore, China, India, and Mexico.  U.S. airlines operating in Latin America are using COGITO to check their employees.

But last year DHS refused to use the SDS, claiming that it “would constitute an intrusion on the privacy of those screened by the system” and “[i]t may reflect on VISA applicants or Immigrant’s civil rights.”  However, foreigners applying for a U.S. visa are not protected by American laws.

SDS capability to detect intent seems to fit President Trump’s promise of “extreme vetting” of Muslim refugees from high-risk regions.  This and other similarly objective systems would not only assist in making America safer but also be in keeping its policy and tradition of accepting refugees who do not wish us harm.

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*This is an updated version of the article on American ThinkerProtecting America from ill-intended refugees

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Terrorism and COGITO

John R. Houk

© January 29, 2017

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President-Elect Trump — Where He Stands on Radical Islam


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After I got over the fact my GOP fav for President in Ted Cruz lost to now President-Elect Trump, I decided to find out what I could like about him. There are actually stands I am comfortable with, but this one gravitates toward the top of the list. That is to at least recognize the radical elements of Islam are not compatible to our Constitution and our American values. Trump’s thoughts on Islam hence includes vetting Muslim immigrants or Muslim refugees that might intend to come to America for nefarious reasons.

 

On a Christian level, I am quite displeased that Islamic sacred writings single out Jews and Christians as people to force submission to Islam or die as well as completely denying the central tenet that makes one a Christian; viz., denying that Jesus is the Son of God, Crucified to death and arose to life from death and ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father. In Islam that belief is blasphemous worthy of death.

 

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President-Elect Trump — Where He Stands on Radical Islam

Policies to watch once Trump has a perspective from the Oval Office: opposition to the nuclear pact with Iran and not arming Syrian rebels.

 

By CLARION PROJECT STAFF

November 9, 2016

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Donald Trump, president elect of the United States, spoke out on the campaign trail against radical Islam. Trump opposed the Obama administration’s pressure on former Egyptian president and U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak to resign. That resignation paved the way for the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East. Expect President Trump to support anti-Islamist regimes in the Arab world and those individuals in America.

 

Trump has also said he would shut down extremist mosques in America, which would be a welcome policy to stop radicalization of America’s Muslims. He will need an expert team of legal experts to accomplish that goal since opposnents [sic] will argue that the line between freedom of speech and religion and incitement to violence is razor thin.

 

Policies to watch once Trump has a perspective from the Oval Office will be his stated opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran and his opposition to regime change and arming the rebels in Syria.

 

Below is the platform that Tump [sic] campaigned on:

 

Domestic Islamists

 

 

  • Would revoke the passports of Americans who travel abroad to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). Initially advocated a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration and has since scaled it back to only Muslim countries with major terrorist activity. In his national security speech in June, he proposed using ideological vetting such as support for extremist beliefs or links to extremist groups (not necessarily terrorists) in deciding who gets to enter the U.S. He cited polls showing high levels of support for Sharia governance in countries like Afghanistan.

 

Egypt & the Muslim Brotherhood

 

  • Opposed the Obama Administration’s pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to give up power.

 

 

Intelligence

 

  • Supports enhanced interrogation of terror suspects (considered torture by critics).

 

Iran

 

 

  • Thanked by the wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for bringing attention to his captivity.

 

  • Endorsed airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear program in 2007.

 

ISIS, Iraq & Syria

 

  • Only candidate to support Russia’s military intervention in Syria against rebels fighting ISIS, as well as ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

 

  • Opposes involvement in the civil war and arming rebels.

 

  • Opposes a policy of regime change towards the Assad dictatorship.

 

  • “I say that you can defeat ISIS by taking their wealth. Take back the oil. Once you go over and take back that oil, they have nothing. You bomb the hell out of them, and then you encircle it, and then you go in. And you let Mobil go in, and you let our great oil companies go in. Once you take that oil, they have nothing left.”

 

  • “I would hit [ISIS] so hard. I would find you a proper general, I would find the Patton or MacArthur. I would hit them so hard your head would spin.”

 

  • S. should not get involved in Syria by supporting the rebels or launching airstrikes in retaliation for the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons.

 

  • Opposed the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

 

  • Opposed the invasion of Iraq and any policy aimed at removing Saddam Hussein from power.

 

  • S. should take Iraq’s oil and reimburse the countries who were involved in the 2003 invasion and give $1 million to the family of every U.S. soldier who died in Iraq.

 

Libya

 

  • Would only support military action in Libya against the Muammar Gaddafi leadership if the U.S. gets to take the country’s oil.

 

Gulf States

 

  • Would force Saudi Arabia and other countries to pay for the U.S. military presence that protects them.

 

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  • Would increase military spending to foster deterrence.

 

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Trump the same as a Dem Administration?


Emphatically NO!

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© October 12, 2016

 

Sifu is a Google+ comment contributor that usually makes a reasonable stand when he disagrees with me rather than a hysterical ad hominem attack. I appreciated that. Even though I do disagree.

 

These comments are between Sifu and I relating to the post “Trump vs. Crooked Hillary – Conservative vs. Leftist”. Sifu’s thoughts are in normal text and mine are in bold text as well as being indented.

 

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+John Houk He supports massive growth of government. That is his vision of “great”. How is that so different than Obama? Maybe he won’t be as weak. Maybe he will be rabidly nationalist. How are those necessarily good? Putin isn’t weak. Doesn’t make him good. Hitler was nationalist. Didn’t make him good. His goals are still very much in alignment with the liberals. Look at his recent history of support publicly and financially for Hillary and others on the left.

 

Hmm… I don’t see any massive growth of government EXCEPT in terms of an efficient military and National Security. In terms of National Debt and Gross Domestic Production I see government decrease. Obama is a globalist tending toward ending National Sovereignty – Crooked Hillary too. Is Trump a rabid Nationalist? NO, he is an America First Nationalist. Trump admires Putin’s leadership skills NOT his Russian imperialistic agenda. Trump is not Hitler! Hitler wanted a Socialist Despotic Aryan German Empire where nations were subservient and Jews dead. Trump wants to keep America good without Multiculturalist globalism destroying American exceptionalism. Trump’s goals are VERY MUCH unaligned with the American Left that supports the globalism of NAFTA and TPP! Trump supported the Clintons when it would benefit his business. He paid to get Clintons to play. The play benefited Clintons financially while charging for government favors. It is legal to donate. It is illegal to play for pay in government. It’s called corruption.

Those qualities can be good or bad. It depends on the underlying principles they are used to accomplish. Trump’s only consistent principle is to HIS PERSONAL DESIRES; see his history of the use of eminent domain. His ego and selfishness do nothing to inspire hope that those qualities would be used for good.

 

Trump worked within the law. Bill and Hillary worked outside the law and used power to become Teflon so no charges were filed. By the way Trump lost his imminent domain case and complied. Bill and Hillary LIED and people have died and American foreign policy has is in full disarray. Trump’s business is just fine.



Trump apolitical? That’s laughable. He is not PC, but that does NOT mean apolitical. He is VERY well versed in navigating politics and manipulating people to get what he wants. He is a very political personality; he simply hasn’t held office before.

 

Hmm … I believe history proves that wrong Sifu. You yourself mentioned how he has donating money to Dems. He also donating money to Republicans. The donations demonstrate advancing his business goals and profiting his investors. That’s not politics, that’s solid business in the realm of profit and loss. In America we call that Capitalism. Capitalism has made America wealthy enough that foreigners who hate us want to dip into that wealth by hook or by crook (mostly crook). Donald Trump at worst is a business personality and not a power-grabbing-monger like the Clinton clan.

 

Hillary’s Foolish Policies Carry Deadly Consequences


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Justin Smith connects the actions of then Secretary of State (Crooked) Hillary Clinton to some of the worst decisions affecting American National Security. Most nefarious for me are links to the Islamic Terrorists Muslim Brotherhood and Boko Haram.

 

JRH 10/3/16

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Hillary’s Foolish Policies Carry Deadly Consequences

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By Justin O. Smith

Sent 10/1/2016 1:30 PM

 

” … a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even when fools walk along the way, they lack wisdom and show everyone that they are fools.” Ecclesiastes 10:1-3

 

Hillary Clinton does not inspire confidence in most Americans, when she speaks of combating terrorism, the likes of which the American people recently witnessed over the past few weeks in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York, that left dozens of people seriously wounded. Her policies will be a continuation of the same weak, ineffectual, ineffective, cowardly, idiotic and treasonous policies of Obama and his band of Leftist fools, who have created this environment that is amenable to terrorism. And despite her assurances that she has a “comprehensive plan” to combat terrorism, she offers only a mirage and everything else other than a genuine and concerted effort to defeat the Islamic jihadi terrorists that now freely roam the streets of America.

 

On a daily basis, Hillary makes it quite clear that she cares more about Muslims’ sensitivities than American lives, especially when she remarks (last November): “Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

 

Shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 17th and 18th, White House press secretary Josh Earnest declared, “We are in a narrative battle … We can’t play into this narrative that somehow the United States is fighting Islam.”

 

Then who are all these terrorists screaming “Allahu Akbar” as they detonate bombs in Boston and New York — who have tortured, raped, imprisoned, murdered and burned alive millions of victims worldwide?

 

The enemy is Islam and devout Muslims following the violent ideology that is central to Islam, mandated by their “prophet” Mohammed, which is a supremacist ideology of permanent conflict and conquest that denies the legitimacy of any other belief system. Exponents of this ideology are Islamic states such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, groups like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda and self-starting Islamofascist terror cells found in any country with a sizable Muslim immigrant population, including America.

 

Why should America keep flirting with death by terrorism by keep our doors open to Muslims?!?? So many have hidden within our society as “peaceful and tolerant” Muslims, until they committed their heinous acts of terror against our homeland.

 

There exists more than enough Muslims in America, Europe and the Middle East, who adhere to the violent commands of Mohammed in the Koran and the Hadith (Verses of the Sword), clamoring for the destruction of the United States to warrant an immediate ban on all Muslim immigration. Now that we also witness an increasing number of second and third generation U.S. Muslims and Muslim immigrants with permanent residence visas mounting attacks against America, our counter-terrorism experts in the FBI and intelligence groups must have their hands untied to go after the Islamic mosque leaders who preach hatred of the Western world and America.

 

Americans could never expect this sort of strong action from the Obama administration — the administration that ordered a cleansing of training materials and law enforcement manuals that were deemed offensive in 2011 by the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American Islamic Relations. This is treasonous, once one understands the large number of terrorist ties found within these groups. Hillary, who was part of Obama’s policy failure that allowed the growth of Islamic terrorist groups globally, is highly unlikely to diverge too far from this idiotic and treasonous path.

 

One should also note that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, supported the terrorist organization of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East and the United States; she refused to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terror organization, which allowed it time to become entrenched in Nigeria and expand, murdering over 20,000 people and displacing two million. She is also in agreement with Obama’s feckless and foolish Iran Nuclear Deal, which simply guarantees that Iran will become a dangerous and nuclear armed foe in the Middle East.

 

Eroding confidence in this administration even further, one must wonder if a Hillary Clinton progressive Secretary of Homeland Security will perform any better than Jeh Johnson. It recently came to light in the aftermath of the September attacks, that 858 illegal aliens from “special interest countries”, known to commit immigration fraud and export terrorism, were “mistakenly” given U.S. citizenship. Discrepancies between their names and birth dates weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from the DHS database, according to an internal audit released on September 19th.

 

Hillary will have many of this same band of Leftist fools in her administration, who promised a “robust” vetting of all immigrants. Their miserable failures to date demand their replacement with real security experts, capable of protecting America, and Heaven forbid we offend the sensibilities of Muslims, while Americans lie dying in our streets by their hands.

 

The Washington Times (David Boyer) quoted Donald Trump on the series of terrorist attacks: (These attacks) “should be a wake-up call for every American … The safety and security of the homeland must be the overriding objective of our leaders when it comes to our immigration policy … that’s why I’ve proposed extreme vetting for immigrants from troubled parts of the world where terrorists live and train, and (I) oppose Hillary Clinton’s 550 percent increase in the number of refugees from the conflict in Syria.”

 

According to David Inserra, a homeland security specialist at the Heritage Foundation, before the September 17th attacks, the United States was the target of eighty-nine Islamofascist terror plots and attacks since 9/11 and twenty-five since January of 2015.

 

Whether here in America or abroad, every U.S. administration from this day forward must have leaders willing to defeat Islamic terrorism by hunting down the terrorists and killing them, wherever we find them. Any presidential candidate unwilling to vigorously advance this policy does not belong in the White House: Terror can only be broken by terror.

 

America cannot trust Hillary Clinton, who lacks noble courage and knowledge, to protect our freedom and our people against the tyranny of Islam, or any enemy, with the world drowning in chaos due to her policies as Secretary of State. She still proposes to flood America with Muslim “refugees”, whose ranks are certain to be filled with Islamic jihadi terrorists sworn to kill Americans in the name of the “prophet” Mohammed. Her progressive passive appeasement of Muslims and her practice of placing her interests and Democratic Party interests over U.S. interests, along with her willingness to lie to the American people — witnessed through her false claims about Benghazi, enabled the Islamic State’s growth and its ability to reach inside the U.S., with ruinous and deadly consequences.

 

And, when the “three o’clock in the morning phone call” came in from Benghazi, Hillary CHOSE to abandon Americans to thirteen hours of combat and their deaths: Hillary Clinton is unfit to be the Commander-in-Chief.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Blanketed Truth: How Obama Has Hung Us Out to Dry


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The elections are now in full swing in America. The American Left – Dems & MSM – are using every form of deception and character assassination against Donald Trump’s candidacy. The scale of Trump disinformation should remind us of the hell the Dems & MSM perpetrated against Sarah Palin in 2008. As much as the American Left (and sadly Paleocon Never Trumpers) hates Trump, they lie and pooh-pooh their candidate Crooked Hillary. The she-crook should be villainized in the press and be the recipient of at least several indictments for criminal behavior. All these Leftist attacks on Trump have effectively gotten the American voters to forget how Obama is importing tens of thousands of Muslim who have been taught from the cradle to the grave to hate the USA and Jews.

 

This Muslim hatred toward the West has devastated the populace of Europe even while the EU governing elites steeped in Multiculturalism make huge efforts to hide the rapes, hate-crimes and murders perpetrated by these Muslim refugees.

 

Brigitte Gabriel does her best to bring to remembrance the idiotic resettlement of Muslim refugees on American without proper vetting. Incidentally, as far as the election goes, Trump’s stand on Muslim resettlement is one issue that initially propelled Trump to popularity among aware Americans. And by the way, Crooked Hillary plans to continue the influx of tens of thousands of unvetted Muslims that Obama began.

 

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Blanketed Truth: How Obama Has Hung Us Out to Dry

 

By Brigitte Gabriel

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Originally Posted at Townhall

Originally posted Aug 17, 2016 12:01 AM

 

Europe is a war-zone. Its open-door refugee policy has enabled over a million migrants to enter the continent last year, many from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Europe is amassing the consequences of this disastrous program, as trepidation and pillage intensify in direct result of their refugee populations. On our side President Obama aspires to bring in 10,000 additional refugees next year, and a Hillary Clinton presidency would guarantee 65,000 more right out of the gate.

 
ISIS already loftily announced its infiltration of refugee populations, so your town could be next on the list to harbor an influx of jihadists-in-training. If we continue in the footsteps of European leadership, our country will surely be second in line to becoming the next hot-spot for terror operations.

The process of resettling refugees is a strategic one, sneakily coordinated between the UN and the State Department. Essentially, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees chooses most of the incomers, and it is under the influence of a powerful Muslim group called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. This means that U.S.-bound refugees are coming from countries with large numbers of people who hate us, such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

Once the refugees are selected, the State Department distributes them to nine major federal contractors: Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, International Rescue Committee, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the World Relief Corporation. Six of these contractors are religious charities, and often play on emotion to guilt their pious volunteers into advancing their agenda. They also receive compensation for each entrant they resettle, an incentive to further romanticize resettlement programs and aggrandize “compassionate refugees” to the degree of exaltation.

Once the refugees are brought in, they are dispersed to 190 cities and towns at the jurisdiction of 350 sub-contractors. After six months, these sub-contractors submit paperwork to import the relatives of the original refugee and the whole cycle repeats itself. This program has cost the U.S. Treasury upwards of one billion dollars, not including the welfare, healthcare, and other benefits that are provided to the immigrants upon arrival. To this day, over 100,000 Somalis and 100,000 Iraqis have been resettled, with 10,000 more in the pipeline, and taxpayers like you are footing the bill.

Ushering in thousands of migrants each year has begun to take its toll on American cities. Infiltrating these communities with hordes of third-world aliens has presented a multitude of threats that extend far beyond terrorism itself. Since a lot of migrant resettlement flies under the radar, many towns are ill prepared to assimilate the surprise guests. School systems don’t have the staff to accommodate non-English speaking students, and subsidized housing languishes beneath the weight of increasing demand.

Numbers also reflect that refugee children receive more welfare benefits than poverty-stricken American children. Not to mention, unemployment rates skyrocket, thus resulting in crippled economies and surging crime rates.

These crime rates do not exclude the climbing rape and harassment offenses, especially among female victims. Multiple occurrences in several states have been recorded: Massachusetts, Idaho, Virginia, Utah, California, North Dakota and Minnesota. All have one common theme: the perpetrators were of refugee status.

This is the pattern of disrespect Muslim immigrants display towards our women, children, and Western values.

Refugee cities have also become hubs for foreign illnesses that were once well controlled. Local health departments are experiencing an increase in communicable diseases and disorders from these populations. Cases of highly infectious bacterial diseases like active Tuberculosis have been mushrooming all across the states as recorded:

Colorado: 16 cases, Ohio: 11 cases, Vermont: 35 cases, Wisconsin: 117 cases, Florida: 11 cases, Idaho: 7 cases, Indiana: 4 cases, Kentucky: 9 cases, and North Dakota: 4 cases.

Remember, these cases will swell beyond a few isolated incidents. 22 percent of resettled refugees in the state of Minnesota alone test positive for latent Tuberculosis. It is clear this contagion is festering and uncontained.

Toxic refugee programs are more than a mere side effect, they are the virus itself. The government has concocted a lethal epidemic, and we are enabling its injection directly into America’s bloodstream.

This administration is trying to detract from the unpleasant realities of mass Muslim immigration, and the president and his cronies seem delighted to distort the facts and further propagate their embarrassing slander. It is by far the most sinister cover-up of our time. Thankfully, as a democracy, we are able to exercise our right to determine America’s fate.

ACT for America’s, the nation’s largest national security organization has launched the “Refugee Resettlement Working Group”, where concerned citizens can join and help protect our nation by addressing a dangerously broken U.S. refugee program. Pockets of refugees are being haphazardly tossed into our communities without adequate screening or assimilation efforts. We will reform this process, and dedicate ourselves to resolve these issues in our local communities. It all starts with you. Join us.

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Renditions of Trump’s ‘The Vicious Snake’


Trump & Vicious Snake

John R. Houk

© August 19, 2016

 

My pseudonymous friend Tony Newbill sent me a link to an Alex Jones video rendition of Donald Trump voicing the poem “The Vicious Snake.” I was a little curious as to the reason Tony sent me to Facebook rather than to Youtube. I was curious because I always have difficulty posting videos that are not in a Youtube format.

 

Alex Jones’ version has Trump reading in the background as the video runs feeds of Muslims exacting barbarous actions from sexual harassment to Islamic terrorism.

 

The Alex Jones Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlexJonesChannel/videos/1088563207861593/?pnref=story

 

I went to Youtube for embed purposes and the first version the search goes to a version that is age restricted:

 

VIDEO: The Vicious Snake

 

 

Posted by Rust E

Published on Jan 18, 2016

 

Do not allow the islamification currently happening in Europe to reach America. Act now before its [sic] too late.

A link to watch the video without age-restriction: https://www.youtube.com/v/yeJ-iv3MOTo

July 22, 2016:
This video become relevant almost every other day now, like clockwork. Attacks happening in Brussels, Orlando, Nice, Munich, etc. When will our politicians cut off the snakes [sic] head?

Videos like these do take time to create. I do not monetize them, nor am I getting paid to do them. If you would like to see more videos in the future, or would just like to donate to me, you can do so with BTC

my bitcoin address is as follows: 1CJrPeaCipj2bDu3n1sLSw3bDAmpxMH9P1

If you would like permission to re-upload my video, please contact me first. [Blog Editor: Full disclosure – I didn’t contact Rusty E. If he asks me to take down the embed I will comply.]

 

Here is a video of Donald Trump actually talking about murderous Muslims in the context of unvetted Muslim immigrants with The Vicious Snake poem reading to drive his point home:

 

VIDEO: FNN: Donald Trump Reads “Snake” Poem To Syrian Refugees

 

 

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix

Published on Jan 12, 2016

 

Donald Trump reads “Snake” poem to a crowd of supporters in Cedar Falls Iowa on January 12, 2016.

 

AND here is a video of Trump reading The Vicious Snake in the background that incorporates Rust E’s graphics filled either with original content not shown in age restricted video OR the content blanked out in the age restricted video. I didn’t bother to investigate who did what:

 

VIDEO: The Vicious Snake, Trump Was Right

 

 

Posted by Fresh Light Source

Published on Mar 30, 2016

 

Trump was right. Listen to his viral words about what would happen in Europe. Then watch it happen. Donald Trump predicts what was and would be happening in Europe. He also reads The Snake lyrics which are a strongly evocative image of what is happening all over the world but especially in Europe.

This video is very similar to another viral video by the same name. I created it because I wanted to make sure people understood that Trump sees the situation for what it is in Europe when all of our so-called leaders are pushing us right over the cliff. Islam is not peaceful. That is obvious.

The battle for Europe (to paraphrase Winston Churchill) is just about lost. But the battle for America is still to be won or lost. You may not like Donald Trump but he “gets it” when it comes to what’s happening with the global agenda to break down the west through immigration.

I agree with Ted Nugent’s recent comments about Trump. http://www.infowars.com/ted-nugent-the-global-elite-hate-donald-trump-and-i-like-it/ When you look at who is against him, you realize that he has all the right enemies. That says something good about him. Here’s the group of Trump’s haters:

Obama is against Trump
The Media is against Trump
The establishment Democrats are against Trump
The establishment Republicans are against Trump
The Pope is against Trump
The UN is against Trump
The EU is against Trump
China is against Trump
Mexico is against Trump
Soros is against Trump
Black Lives Matter is against Trump
MoveOn.Org is against Trump
Koch Bro’s are against Trump
Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump

Encourage your friends to view The Vicious Snake, Trump Was Right. People need to see this no matter who they support for president.

 

I can say a hearty AMEN to that sentiment!

 

JRH 8/19/16

 

Hillary More Crooked than Anyone Realizes


I'm Not Crook Hillary toon

Here is a compilation of comments from Tony Newbill on the NCCR post “The essential guide to Hillary’s high crimes, misdemeanors”. Newbill demonstrates Hillary Clinton indeed is as crooked and corrupt as a nefarious person can be.

 

JRH 5/19/16

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Hillary More Crooked than Anyone Realizes

 

By Tony Newbill

 

n3angus

May 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

 

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/economic-espionage

 

Economic Espionage

 

Economic espionage is a problem that costs the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year and puts our national security at risk. While it is not a new threat, it is a growing one, and the theft attempts by our foreign competitors and adversaries are becoming more brazen and more varied in their approach. The FBI estimates that hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars are lost to foreign competitors every year. These foreign competitors deliberately target economic intelligence in advanced technologies and flourishing U.S. industries.

 

Definition

 

According to the Economic Espionage Act (EEA), Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1831, economic espionage is (1) whoever knowingly performs targeting or acquisition of trade secrets to (2) knowingly benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent. And Theft of Trade Secrets, Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1832, is (1) whoever knowingly misappropriates trade secrets to (2) benefit anyone other than the owner.

 

Historically, economic espionage has been leveled mainly at defense-related and high-tech industries. But recent FBI cases have shown that no industry, large or small, is immune to the threat. Any company with a proprietary product, process, or idea can be a target; any unprotected trade secret is ripe for the taking by those who wish to illegally obtain innovations to increase their market share at a victim company’s expense.

 

The FBI’s role

 

Economic espionage falls under the Bureau’s Counterintelligence Program, designated by the FBI Director as the Bureau’s number two investigative priority—second only to terrorism.

 

In terms of our operational efforts, the FBI:

 

  • Conducts an increasing number of investigations into suspected acts of economic espionage using our full arsenal of lawful tools and techniques.

 

  • Takes part in the DOJ’s Intellectual Property Task Force, which seeks to support prosecutions in priority areas, promote innovation through heightened civil enforcement, achieve greater coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, and increase focus on international law enforcement efforts, including reinforcing relationships with key foreign partners and U.S. industry leaders.

 

  • Participates in the multiagency National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, which facilitates the exchange of intellectual property theft information, plans and coordinates joint domestic and international law enforcement operations, generates investigative leads from industry and the public, provides law enforcement training, and works closely with industry partners on intellectual property crime.

 

Beyond its investigative activity, the FBI works to counter the economic espionage threat by raising public awareness and READ THE REST

Clintons make Mockery of FBI & Land of LAWS that DO NOT APPLY to Monarchy? #clintoneconomicespionagescandal
http://tinyurl.com/gqd8xv5

 

BOMBSHELL REPORT: CROOKED HILLARY TOOK $100 MILLION FROM MIDDLE EAST REGIMES: “MASSIVE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST”

 

How much more of Hillary Clinton’s scandals can America take?

 

A bombshell report from The Daily Caller says the Clinton Foundation, a purported not-for-profit charity headed by Bill, Hillary and daughter Chelsea, has reportedly amassed a fortune from oil-rich mid east nations to the tune of $100 million.

 

 

National Security Analyst Patrick Poole says the amount of cash donated to the Clintons is “simply unprecedented.”

 

“These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told The Daily Caller.

 

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

 

The benefits for mid east oil producers amount to billions of dollars in oil trade, and as you might expect, Hillary Clinton is more than happy to oblige – at the expense of American energy companies and READ THE REST (BOMBSHELL REPORT: CROOKED HILLARY TOOK $100 MILLION FROM MIDDLE EAST REGIMES: “MASSIVE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST”; By MAC SLAVO; The Daily Sheeple; 5/12/16)

 

FBI made a Mockery over #ClintonEconomicEspionageScandal
http://tinyurl.com/z87pt84 

 

Major Hillary Clinton Donor Caught Up in Fresh Panama Papers Scandal

 

The new leaks name hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, who has contributed millions to Clinton’s campaign.

 

A major donor to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s is featured in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist’s records on offshore bank accounts.

 

A major donor to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s is featured in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist’s records on offshore bank accounts.

 

Sussman heads the Paloma Partners, a holding company that provides security brokerage, investment and management consultancy services. According to OpenSecrets.org, Paloma Partners has donated $4,007,900 to Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle…

 

Sussman is linked to two offshore holdings by ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks: Simply Radiant, Limited and New China Technology Licensing, Inc. According to ICIJ, Sussman is director of British Virgin Islands-based Simply Radiant, which was founded in 1994 but which no longer operates. Paloma Partners is also a Simply Radiant shareholder. Sussman is also named director of China Technology Licensing, Inc., started in 2002 but READ THE REST (Major Hillary Clinton Donor Caught Up in Fresh Panama Papers Scandal; teleSur; 5/10/16)

 

http://tinyurl.com/hhkqfl9

 

Shocked face: Hillary helps out Swiss bank UBS and then UBS donates $600K to the Clinton Foundation, pays Bill $1.5M

 

More problems for Hillary Clinton? Could be…

 

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a new report out on Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State and potential conflicts of interest with donors to the Clinton Foundation. In summary, Hillary helped Swiss banking giant UBS negotiate a favorable deal with the IRS regarding an investigation into Americans who had secret accounts at the bank and then — surprise, surprise — donations from UBS poured into the Clinton Foundation as well as $1.5 million paid to Bill Clinton in READ THE REST (Shocked face: Hillary helps out Swiss bank UBS and then UBS donates $600K to the Clinton Foundation, pays Bill $1.5M; Posted by Greg P.; Twitchy; 7/30/15 7:53 am)

 

http://tinyurl.com/j3f6gh9

 

The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium?

 

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrixclick here.)

 

Note: This article was written before the Oregon shootout in which one man was killed and another wounded.

 

Is uranium at the heart of the Oregon Malheur federal-protestor standoff? That’s the question I’m asking. It isn’t a flippant question.

 

I realize there are many other issues swirling around this event. The Hammonds, the Bundys, militias, the feds, cattle grazing on federal lands, federal land grabs, and so on. This article isn’t meant to take apart those matters.

 

It’s meant to follow up on my previous article, in which I present a circumstantial case for the Clintons’ heavy involvement in a scheme that’s transferred 20% of US uranium production to Putin and Russia. And the key company in that piece is Uranium One. Remember the name. It’s apparently a major clue in what I’m about to discuss.

 

I also want to say READ THE REST (The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium? By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 1/27/16)

 

Caught! Clinton taking cash from DoJ 

 

http://tinyurl.com/zt8yosn

 

[Blog Editor: The tinyurl is actually to a comment to “Caught! Clinton taking cash from DoJ.” The comment itself links to a petition which is the title below.]

 

Assign Special Prosecutor 2 Clinton Investigation DOJ holds conflict of interest

 

https://wh.gov/ioMdt

 

Created by S.Z. on May 10, 2016

 

Should the FBI move to prosecute Hillary Clinton due to her use of a private email/server, a special prosecutor should be assigned. The DOJ employs a sizeable number of individuals who’ve donated to the Clinton Campaign. Many of them have donated the maximum allowable amount of $2,700 -(http://www.opensecrets.org/) Loretta Lynch is affiliated with Hillary Clinton via Bill Clinton; who appointed her the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999. Objectively speaking, Loretta Lynch and her history with the Clintons could potentially cause a conflict of interest. To allow Loretta Lynch and the DOJ to handle this is not in the best interests of the American People. We, The American People, demand that this case is handled in a manner in which true justice is the priority.

 

GO HERE to sign Petition

 

n3angus

May 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

 

What Kinda Police State would we have with Hillary????

 

https://twitter.com/mtoneyshae/status/731261113845747713

 

#BLACKS FOR TRUMP!!!

@mtoneyshae

 

#HILLARY BLACK PEOPLE ARE JUST PREDATORS FIRST WE HAVE TO BRING THEM TO HEEL.

 

#CROOKED HILLARY 2016

 

#TRUMP2016

 

#MAGA

 

TWITTER VIDEO of Crooked Hillary in 1996

 

 

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Bill Clinton was frequent flier on pedophile’s private jet

 

http://tinyurl.com/hdw2cxn

 

Bill Clinton was frequent flier on pedophile’s private jet ‘Lolita Express’

 

Newly released flight logs show former US president Bill Clinton flew on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous “Lolita Express” jet at least 26 times.

 

Initial reports in January suggested Clinton was on board the billionaire’s Boeing 727 on “only”11 occasions, but documents obtained by Fox News show he flew with Epstein more than two dozen times.

 

READ THE REST (Bill Clinton was frequent flier on pedophile’s private jet ‘Lolita Express’; RT.com/usa; 5/14/16 15:48)

 

n3angus

May 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

 

http://absoluterights.com/are-hillary-clintons-china-ties-behind-a-dropped-espionage-investigation/

 

Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

 

  • It’s always a possibility that cases are dropped because of national security concerns regarding other operations that are ongoing, but sometimes the U.S. government makes decisions based purely on political considerations, especially when it comes to China

 

Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijing’s spies could get away with espionage – especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administration’s decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans.

 

According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a probe into the matter but that the Justice Department eventually decided not to prosecute.

 

The affidavit shows that the FBI investigated the contractor after she admitted she was in contact with individuals she believed were Chinese intelligence officers. Fox News further reported:

 

The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid “thousands of dollars to provide information on U.S. persons and a U.S. government employee.”

 

According to the documents, she admitted these meetings took place in hotel rooms in China for years, where she reported on her “social contacts” in the U.S. to an individual who went by the name of “Teacher Zhao.”

 

The affidavit, which was quite detailed, even says that translator lived briefly “for free” with a State Department employee who held a top-secret clearance and at the time designed high-security embassies, including the U.S. compound in Islamabad, Pakistan (which is a client state of China’s).

 

The State Department employee was not named in the affidavit, Fox News reported, but he initially told the FBI he had not discussed his job with Gao, only to later change that statement.

 

The documents also note that Gao told the FBI during interviews in 2013 that she once informed “Teacher Zhao” about travel plans regarding an American and ethnic …

 

 

But sometimes the U.S. government makes decisions based purely on political considerations, especially when it comes to China, and here is where this unusual decision deserves more scrutiny:

 

— In recent days International Business Times reported that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state (and head of the State Department), threw tech company Cisco “a lifeline” in 2009 shortly after the company had undergone a high profile Senate hearing regarding its Chinese operations. It seems Cisco had a large part in developing China’s “Great Firewall that helps China’s authoritarian regime censor information and surveil its citizens.”

 

… as IBT noted:

 

Cisco was honored as a finalist for the State Department’s award for “outstanding corporate citizenship, innovation and democratic principles.” The next year, the company won the award. While the honors were for the company’s work in the Middle East, they gave Cisco a well-timed opportunity to change the subject and present itself as a champion of human rights.

 

The company’s ties to Clinton?

 

What Clinton did not say at the State Department award ceremonies was that Cisco had been pumping money into her family’s foundation. Though the foundation will not release an exact timeline of the contributions, records reviewed by International Business Times show that Cisco had by December 2008 donated from $500,000 to $1 million to the foundation.

 

 

There are other potential Clinton-China ties as well. In March CBS News reported that a Chinese firm with ties to North Korea had donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation:

 

Rilin Enterprises- pledged $2 million in 2013 to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment. The company is a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate and run by billionaire Wang Wenliang, who is also a delegate to the Chinese parliament. Public records show the firm has spent $1.4 million since 2012, lobbying Congress and the State Department. The firm owns a strategic port along the border with North Korea and was also one of the contractors that built the Chinese embassy in Washington.

 

 

— Then there is the little-known 100,000 Strong Foundation, which was launched by Clinton at the State Department during her final weeks there. The program focuses on sending American students abroad to “study” in China, a program Clinton touted as essential to improving future relations between both countries.

 

 

During her tenure as the nation’s chief diplomat, Hillary Clinton seems to have had China’s support – and China’s back. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE – Crooked Clinton is running POTUS election 2016 (Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation? By Jon Dougherty; Absolute Rights; 4/23/15)

 

n3angus

May 16, 2016 at 2:36 PM

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/hillary_and_the_espionage_act_of_1917.html

 

Hillary and the Espionage Act of 1917

 

Last week I asked about Hillary Clinton’s email practices, Is it Espionage?  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted that she “had broken no rules” to conduct government business through the use of a private email service in lieu of the U.S. government’s unclassified system, the Non-classified Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (abbreviated as NIPRNet) and the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet).  These are a system of interconnected computer networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State to transmit classified information.

 

 

The Democratic Presidential candidate under investigation by the FBI has disclosed that her aides had deleted more than 30,000 emails that she deemed personal.  30,000 emails printed out represents a stack of 60 reams of paper, a stack 10 feet tall. …

 

Attorneys fresh out of law school are familiar with the legal issue known as “spoliation of evidence.”  When parties fail to produce relevant evidence within their span of control, evidence which they are otherwise naturally expected to possess, the U.S. legal system allows and even mandates that unfavorable presumptions be drawn against them.  So when some item of relevant evidence — whether documents, physical objects or data relevant to an ongoing legal matter — is destroyed, discarded or modified in some way, the U.S. legal system allows us to presume that the missing evidence was unfavorable to that party and allows us to draw conclusions accordingly. …

 

Spoliation of evidence is prohibited by an array of laws and regulations.  Also, anyone who destroys relevant evidence or assists in such destruction is subject to criminal prosecution, civil fines, tort liability, exclusion of testimony and dismissal of claims, as well as adverse evidentiary inferences.  Intentional destruction or negligent loss of evidence suggests that the party in possession believed that it was harmful to them, and that consciousness of guilt led them to destroy, hide or lose it.

 

 

… Emails now released reveal that her State Department minions were directed to strip off the classification headers and footers off classified documents and input those documents, or even essential information that would make the information classified.  Whether she directed others to do it or she performed the action herself, the FBI has reported thousands of cases exist where classified information was moved to an unsecured email server.

 

Seventy years ago, senior State Department official Alger Hiss found a way to remove classified information from State Department offices.  Hillary Clinton found a way to remove classified information from State Department offices.  The essence of espionage is to get classified documents out of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, a SCIF, and into the hands of “someone not authorized to receive them.”

 

Among those charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 were READ ENTIRETY (Hillary and the Espionage Act of 1917; By Mark A. Hewitt; American Thinker; 3/4/16)

 

n3angus

May 17, 2016 at 8:50 AM

 

How the American People get left out of their Political Process and LOSE their Liberties: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2016/05/hedge-fund-megadonors-capitalize-on-offshore-opportunities/

 

Hedge fund megadonors capitalize on offshore opportunities

 

On the list of the largest U.S. companies by market value, those in the $30 billion to $45 billion range are household names: Capital One Financial, DirecTV, Phillips 66, Yahoo.

 

But far fewer people know much, if anything, about Citadel Multi-Strategy Equities Master Fund Ltd., with a gross asset value of $33 billion, or Elliott International, L.P., at $30.8 billion, or AQR Style Premia Master Account, valued at $16.6 billion. All are hedge funds organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands.

 

They’re also just a handful of the funds under the control of some of the biggest political donors in the nation: Kenneth C. GriffinPaul Singer and Cliff Asness.

 

 

(The fund once managed by George Soros, another major industry donor, is now a family office and has no SEC Form ADV on file.)

 

The release of the Panama Papers has brought fresh reminders of the stunning amount of wealth held offshore, but that’s a world these donors and their firms navigate routinely as part of a rarefied investment community far more wealthy and sophisticated than the market to which most people have access.

 

 

All told, the value of their 151 hedge funds is as high as $390 billion. Most of that is in the funds based overseas, mostly in the Cayman Islands. Of the 151 funds in the firms’ SEC reports, 67 are organized under the laws of the Caymans, where the firms manage some $282 billion in current asset value. About $103 billion of the wealth is held in Delaware-based hedge funds.

 

 

A quarter of the funds report greater than 50 percent ownership by non-U.S. investors (which could include offshore holding companies and other entities), and foreign investors own at least part of 41 percent of the funds. By far, most of the funds catering to these offshore entities are organized in the Cayman Islands.

 

In the presidential contest, hedge fund managers have played an enormous role in plumping up the coffers of several candidates’ super PACs. Sussman, for instance, who has given out more than $7 million this cycle in all, has contributed $4 million to Priorities USA Action, the group backing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Sussman and Simons combined have given Priorities $16 million in the past two cycles. (Priorities supported President Barack Obama’s second campaign for the White House before it pivoted to Clinton.)

 

Mercer, who socked $13 million into Keep the Promise I, one of the super PACs supporting Sen. Ted Cruz‘s (R-Texas) recently … READ ENTIRETY (Hedge fund megadonors capitalize on offshore opportunities; By Will Tucker; OpenSecrets.org; 5/12/16)

 

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Edited by John R. Houk

Arbitrary title by the Editor.

 

Compiled by Tony Newbill