Chester Murder Rate May Top World With Soros D.A. — Sunday’s shooting of 56-year-old Enrie Wilson, gives Chester, Pa. six murders for the year and the year is only 50 days old. If the pace stands, Chester, with a population of 34,000, will end 2020 with 44 murders.
That would be a murder rate of 131 per 100,000, which would be second in the world behind Tijuana (138 per 100,000) and by far tops in the US more than doubling that of St. Louis which had 61 per 100,000 in 2018.
Mitt Fighting Biden Probe Raises Eyebrows— Better the wolf be outside the tent so Mitt Romney losing in 2012 was a good thing after all.
Romney, whose latest job is senator from Utah, voted to convict President Trump, Feb. 5, of “abuse of power” which was one of the two counts against him in his impeachment trial. Romney would have removed Trump from the presidency and forever keep him from holding it again.
The President’s counsel noted that Vice President Biden appeared to have a conflict of interest when he undertook an effort to remove the Ukrainian Prosecutor General. If he knew of the exorbitant compensation his son was receiving from a company actually under investigation, the Vice President should have recused himself. While ignoring a conflict of interest is not a crime, it is surely very wrong.
With regards to Hunter Biden, taking excessive advantage of his father’s name is unsavory but also not a crime. Given that in neither the case of the father nor the son was any evidence presented by the President’s counsel that a crime had been committed, the President’s insistence that they be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit.
Michealene Risley Robert Epstein And They Can’t Kill Us All — Dr. Robert Epstein is one of the world’s most prominent psychologist. He has a degree from Harvard, tenure as editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, appearances on numerous media outlets over many years, and is the founder of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Epstein says Google manipulated at least 2.6 million votes towards Hillary Clinton in 2016 and could push 15 million to the Democrat in 2020.
Yesterday (Jan. 20), he tweetedI briefed a group of state AGs about #Google‘s power to rig elections, one of them said, “I think you’re going to die in an accident in a few months.
On Dec. 30, his wife, Misti Vaughn, was killed in an accident when her Ford Ranger spun out of control into the path of a truck in California. She was 29.
On Jan. 4, Epstein tweetedBTW, although losing Misti is devastating for me – there will never be another Misti in my life, after all – I AM STILL NOT SUICIDAL. Hear that, #Google? Hear that, #Hillary?
On the other hand, there is journalist Michealene Risley.
Mrs. Risley, who won awards for her documentaries regarding human trafficking and sex abuse, described on Quora why she quit activism in 2013 after a strange experience involving her Apple iPhone.:
In October of 2013, my husband and I were going to a local concert to see two friends perform. On our way back, I called home to check on the kids, and was talking to my one son, when I suddenly felt this incredible burning pain sensations throughout my body. I screamed and dropped the phone. The pain continued for about 10 minutes. It was horrible. Turns out that I was electrocuted by the current running through my cell phone. I was freaked out and called a doctor. She basically told me that if I called her, there was nothing else she could do. However, that kind of shock can stimulate a heart attack. I was LUCKY.
So I am thinking that APPLE has a problem with the car charger. And I am mad as hell. I am a good letter writer, and wrote a note to Tim Cook at Apple, scanned it to him on October 22. (Full disclosure, my last documentary-APPLE engineers were GREAT to me.) I basically wrote what happened, and how I wanted to share my experience with him on the product asap, as I believed the product to be dangerous. At that time, I didn’t know if it was an apple manufactured product, or a third party product, my goal was to alert Apple to the situation in case they needed to remove these products from the shelves.
I didn’t get much of a response from the CEO’s office and called the APPLE hotline, which was worse-they sent me to Alabama, where they offered me a Genius bar appointment. I went back and forth trying to get someone to pay attention to what I was saying. This all happened over a three day period.
Completely frustrated, I finally just sent the original copy of the letter to Tim Cook and kept a copy on my desk. I figured if they wanted to do something, they knew how to reach me. A few days later, when I walked into my office, there was a note on the copy of the letter. It was on a little yellow “stickie” and it said, “CAREFUL” in uneven caps. The word careful was underlined four times. I immediately went to my husband and said “Why woud you write a note on the top of my note to Apple?” He looked at my strangely and said “I have no idea what you are talking about.” I showed him the note, (Which I still have). Nope, not him. The only other occupants in our house were kids, and they weren’t the least interested in a letter to the CEO of Apple.
So here was a note from someone who came into my house and actually searched my desk to find the letter. Think about it, how would they know I wrote a letter, unless they were listening to my calls. (Very easy to do in my office space) They took one of my stickies to write the warning. Pretty brazen.
At that point, my husband and I realized that something was terribly wrong. Someone was obviously listening to my calls and had been in our house. Perhaps more than once. We didn’t lock our doors, we kept our keys in our cars, it has been pretty safe where we lived. No more. I went to the local Sheriff. He explained to me when someone wants you to have an “accident” they can rewire your car phone charger so you can be electrocuted. AS we sorted through what we knew, other things that didn’t make sense. (My passport disappeared) we realized that someone had actually tried to kill me. After their failed attempt, they came into my office and left me a note to ensure that I knew this was not an accident. How CREEPY is that?
At that time, I was working on a few story ideas for a new documentary. One was a situation happening in East Palo Alto and another on Locust’s destroying the food supply in Madagascar. I also thought about the last documentary that I did which was airing on SHOWTIME. All three of them had elements where I was challenging a powerful government or major corporation.
I thought long and hard about what my options were. I was clear that I could never forgive myself if anything happened to my kids or my spouse. We immediately put camera’s in and around our property to record any and all movement. (deer included) The sheriff’s office had our house in their daily route to make sure everyone was safe.
I also closed my non-profit-I decided despite loving my work on human rights issues, I didn’t ever want my work to endanger anyone that I loved. Things have calmed down since I stopped working on any projects. I consider myself very lucky.
****Thank you everyone for your interest and support, I am humbled. I want to give you an update. My youngest is almost out of the house. My two older kids are in the world and remarkable-each in their own ways. SO lucky I am!! I have decided to change my name back to the one I was born with. It feels a bit separate from the one my kids have AND gives me some space to not worry about the association. Plus it also gives them the freedom to choose if they want to participate in speaking out, or not. I have no vested interest either way.
My response today in 2019 is very very different than in 2013 when I responded from fear. Not only am I starting to fight again, but want to live the rest of my life as a BAD-ASS. If I have one day left or 67 years, I don’t care.
I have seen so many other people wake up to what is happening in our world, to the greed and selfishness. I have seen so many people horrified at the terrible things we do as human beings.
I am not standing alone anymore. There are many of us. Honestly, they can’t kill us all. THEY CAN’T KILL US ALL.
That’s the good news. She is back in the fight. Seriously, how many of you think Jeffrey Epstein killed himself?
Michealene Risley Robert Epstein And They Can’t Kill Us All
A group of high-profile New Yorkers that failed int its recent attempt to buy New York magazine is said to be pursing other projects including a possible bankrolling of edtior and publisher Maer Roshan’s Radar. The group includews Daily News chairman and co-publisher Mortimer B. Zuckeran, Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Triacarc Cos CEO Nelson Peltz, advertising exec Donny Deutsch and financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Amazing the connections Epstein had. He certainly would have had a lot to reveal if he hadn’t killed himself in that high-security federal prison while he was on suicide watch.
He did kill himself right?
Sorry, just being silly. Everyone knows the answer to that question.
Check out Jamie’s YouTube channel here. If you are new to it, the archives will keep you occupied for days. Be warned, he smokes and says the F word a lot.
Iranian Bribe Threat Don’t Forget –Here are some under-reported stories to keep in mind when considering the news of the day, namely the untragic death of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, yesterday, Jan. 2, by American missiles.
Philly Burbs Dems Show They Represent The Rich — President Trump taxed the rich big time with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became law Dec. 22, 2017.
It limits federal deductions of state and local taxes at $10,000. This includes property taxes. Most of us think that is peachy as we don’t pay that much more, if that much, in these taxes.
The rich, though, with their wasteful mansions with big carbon footprints in exclusive communities, are feeling a lot of pain.
Especially, if they live in a high-tax state like New Jersey or California.
So the pseudo-socialist, crony capitalists who fill the Democratic Party are trying to help them. They want to return the state and local tax deduction. They neato beltway acronym they use to refer to this deduction is SALT.
On Dec. 19, the House passed H.R. 5377 which would have raised the deduction to $20,000.
The called it the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (LOL). OK, the LOL is what we added.
Sixteen Democrats voted against the measure but they did not include any from the Philadelphia region. Yes, Brendan Boyle (Pa2), Dwight Evans (Pa3), Madeleine Dean (Pa4), Mary Gay Scanlon (Pa5) and Chrissy Houlahan (Pa6) voted to help the very rich.
Five Republicans voted for the measure. Yes, they included Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa1).
Brian, what good are you anyway?
A bill ending these deductions made it to the floor of the Senate, Oct. 23. It was sponsored by big-time lib Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It failed 52-43. Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky was the only R vote in favor — gotta love the libertarians — and Sen Michael Bennet of Colorado was the only D vote against.
Five senators did not vote including Democrats Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont who in a strange coincidence had announced presidential campaigns.
Call it official. The GOP is the party of the little guy and the Ds are the bald hypocrites who represent the country clubs.
Back in January, we shared a Guest Post with our readers on the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). The author, Lowman Henry, noted:
“[T]he Wolf Administration has entered into an agreement with nine other mostly northeastern states to cap each of the states’ carbon emissions from transportation (your car). The states have one year to come up with a plan. Such plans will most certainly include additional taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel…the money will be “redistributed” to “low carbon transportation systems” – in other words urban mass transit…Thus the lofty sounding Transportation and Climate Initiative allows Governor Wolf to advance two of his top agenda items: establish a new revenue stream to keep urban mass transit afloat and penalize users of carbon-based fuels. Keep in mind, those users include you every time you start your car or use a product that was delivered to the store by motor vehicle, which is to say everything.” (Emphasis added)
The TCI plan was released on Dec. 17, and it is everything we feared it would be. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, CAP, has joined with allies from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in voicing our opposition to this plan. We noted in a joint letter:
“Legislators should not allow one citizen of a state — the governor — to impose such serious financial burdens on all other citizens. Such a decision rightfully belongs to the people’s representatives and should be reached through the legislative process, not by the decree of a single executive. “The TCI is a poorly conceived, fundamentally regressive, and economically damaging proposal.”
Pennsylvania already has one of the highest gas taxes in the country. According to TCI’s own estimates carbon emissions will decrease by 19 percent from 2022-2032. They don’t think that’s good enough. Instead, the TCI is advocating a new gas tax ranging from five to seventeen cents per gallon in order to reduce emissions by only an additional one to six percent. The mere fact that Governor Wolf would consider increasing the tax yet again is appalling. The question now is whether or not the legislature will take substantive action to reclaim its power of the purse to combat the measure.
Twitter Bans Hegseth For Journalism — Fox News journalist Pete Hegseth, who received a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge for his service in Iraq, was temporarily banned from Twitter Saturday, Dec. 7, for posted screenshots of the manifesto thought to have been written by Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi military student who killed three and wounded 12 in a shooting rampage Friday at the Navy Station Pensacola on Friday.
The manifesto had been originally posted on Twitter but had been removed by the big tech firm after the shooting. It was traced to Alshamrani by the respected Site Intelligence Group Enterprises.
The Tweet said:
O American People,
I’m not against you for just being American. I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity. I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil. What I see from America is the supporting of Israel which is invasion of Muslim countrie. I see invasion of many countries by it’s troops, I see Guantanamo Bay. I see cruise missiles, cluster bombs and UAV.
You say anything wrong in reporting it? Do you believe ignorance is good? Twitter apparently does.
Saudi prince and billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal was a major investor in Twitter. In 2015, he owned 34.9 million shares in it which put him ahead of CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. He appears to have lost it following his arrest Nov. 4, 2017 arrest by his relatives.
A year later journalist Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was tortured to death in a Saudi jail for criticizing the ruling family via a secret Twitter account. How did the tyrants learn of the account? Via spies at Twitter’s regional headquarter in Dubai.
And on Nov. 7 this year, it was reported that two Twitter employees were arrested by the Feds for spying for the Saudi government about users critical of the Saudi government.
Yeah, get on Gab.
Here is a screen shot of the manifesto courtesy Heavy.com.
Pennsylvania Legislative Salaries Hit $90,300 (and this doesn’t include benefits).
By Leo Knepper
As of Dec. 1, the base salary for Pennsylvania lawmakers will increase to $90,300 per year. This pay raise comes as the result of an annual cost-of-living-increase (COLA) they receive automatically. The higher salary will be on top of any per diems, health insurance, etc. that lawmakers are eligible to receive.
As an aside, lawmakers pay only one percent per year of their salary for health benefits. In other words, their annual premium is roughly $900 for health insurance that is second to none. There are many taxpayers whose monthly insurance bill exceeds that amount.
The $90,300 salary is the minimum for members of the General Assembly. As noted by the Associated Press:
“Lawmakers in leadership posts will top out at $141,000 for House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. The four caucus floor leaders in the House and Senate will each make almost 130,900 while the four caucus whips and the four Appropriations Committee chairs will receive $121,100.”
The salary differences between rank and file members and “leadership” are especially noteworthy. It presents another clear example of how our beloved judicial branch ignores the plain text of the Pennsylvania Constitution. According to Article II, Section 8, “The members of the General Assembly shall receive such salary and mileage for regular and special sessions as shall be fixed by law, and no other compensation whatever, whether for service upon committee or otherwise.” (Emphasis added)
Members of the General Assembly aren’t the only ones who will benefit from taxpayers’ forced generosity in the new year. When January rolls around, members of the executive branch will also see an increase in their pay. Governor Wolf’s salary will increase to over $200,000 per year. The Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Tom Saylor, will make over $220,000 per year.
Many lawmakers will, if they haven’t already, make a show of donating their salary increase to a charity. It is a standard public relations move on their part, and has become as regular as the leaves changing colors. However, despite their righteous indignation, there is never any real interest in eliminating the automatic COLA by changing the law. Finally, for any lawmakers in the defined benefit pension plan, the higher annual salary, regardless of charitable contributions, will be used to calculate their pension benefits upon retirement.
Unlike members of the General Assembly, CAP can’t force anyone to pay for projects we want to undertake. Next year is going to be incredibly busy for us. If you value what CAP does and would like to help us continue holding Harrisburg accountable, please consider making a financial contribution to our efforts.
Pennsylvania Legislative Salaries Hit $90,300 (And This Doesn’t Include Benefits)