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Bad Guys

Former New York City DA investigated for using public funds for re-election

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© New York Post
Federal prosecutors have joined a state investigation into possible fraud by Charles J. Hynes, the former Brooklyn district attorney, signaling that he could now be facing federal charges with longer prison terms.

Assistant United States attorneys from New York's Eastern District are coordinating with an investigation by the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, who began his inquiry after a city report suggested Mr. Hynes had used more than $200,000 in public funds for a consultant to his re-election campaign. The report, by the Department of Investigation, said the misuse of funds could amount to larceny.

But the involvement of federal prosecutors exposes Mr. Hynes to an increased range of potential charges, including federal program fraud, a felony in which someone at an agency commits fraud, embezzlement or bribery, and the agency receives over $10,000 of federal money in a year. In 2013, Mr. Hynes's last year as district attorney, the office estimated it would receive $1.3 million in federal funds. The felony carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Comment: What a slime bucket! In April 2012, Charles Hynes refused to disclose information about sexual predators in the Jewish Orthodox Community. More here:
Hasidic Pedophiles Exempt from Public Disclosure


Penis Pump

Canadian PM Harper announces more sanctions over Ukraine crisis

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The Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, has shown once again that he is a brainless automaton and deeply entrenched in the US's pocket by fully parroting its irrational and hypocritical position on Ukraine.
Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans on 11 Russians and Ukrainians, as well as a Crimean oil company, saying they facilitated the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.

The move came as a unilateral ceasefire in the ex-Soviet state hung in the balance with clashes engulfing the separatist east and Russian President Vladimir Putin putting troops on "full combat alert."

"Russia's illegal occupation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains a serious concern to the international community," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement.

"The measures we are announcing today against additional Russian and Ukrainian individuals and an entity that have facilitated the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial sovereignty will continue to increase economic pressure on those responsible for the crisis in Ukraine."

Comment: Another shameful and pitiful display by Canada's leadership. Could Canada conceivably have a more sniveling, wannabe, sycophantic prime minister? It's doubtful. Fact check: 1) Russia's annexation of Crimea was not illegal. 2) "Those responsible" for the crisis in Ukraine are the Americans. If anything, Canada should be sanctioning Kiev and Washington, but don't expect Harper the Harpy to act with any sense of reason or justice in this age of the crumbling American Empire.


Quenelle - Golden

Reality dawning! Polish foreign minister Sikorski: "Our alliance with America isn't worth anything, in fact it's harmful"

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© AP Photo/Alik KepliczPolish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, right. A Polish magazine said Sunday, June 22, 2014, it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says the country's strong alliance with the U.S. "isn't worth anything" and is "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security."
A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which the foreign minister says Poland's strong alliance with the U.S. was worthless and "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security."

In a short transcript of the conversation, a person identified as Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski also allegedly criticized Poles as naive in a conversation with a former finance minister - in the latest recorded revelation from magazine Wprost to rattle Prime Minister Donald Tusk's government.

The Foreign Ministry declined comment, but did not deny that Sikorski made the remarks. Government spokeswoman Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska said officials would only comment after the recording is published in full.

Wprost has only provided a transcript of excerpts of the conversation, which it said was recorded in the spring. The magazine has said the sound files will be published on Monday or Tuesday.

Red Flag

Flashback Two freed after 20 years in prison - New York City conviction challenges keep pouring in

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© Ashley Gilbertson for The New York Times Antonio Yarbough’s conviction was vacated Thursday, after he spent more than two decades in prison accused of killing his mother, sister and another girl.
Their wrists uncuffed, their ankles unchained, Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday afternoon, free after more than two decades in prison for three murders they did not commit.

Convicted of stabbing and garroting Mr. Yarbough's mother, his 12-year-old sister and another 12-year-old girl to death in 1992, when Mr. Yarbough was 18 and Mr. Wilson was 15, both men had their convictions vacated on Thursday after prosecutors said newly discovered evidence created "substantial reasonable doubt of the defendants' guilt," as assistant district attorney Mark Hale told the judge.

Last year, testing revealed that DNA under Mr. Yarbough's mother's fingernails matched that found on another murder victim in 1999 - when the men had already been in prison for years.

Free of the courtroom, Mr. Yarbough knelt to pray, his hands clasped over a black office chair. "It feels good," he said, "to be vindicated."

Comment: Once again, the NYT is missing the point. Innocent people are convicted due the the rapacious, profitable nature of the psychopathic system. Criminal prosecutors are paid bonuses for hitting their conviction targets while corrupt police officers frame innocent people. With police violence against your average citizen on the rise, they have become far more dangerous than the criminals.

See also:
  • America's Top Prison Corporation: A Study in Predatory Capitalism and Cronyism
  • Private prison industry grows despite critics



War Whore

Western puppet Poroshenko's "peace plan" includes continued shelling in Eastern Ukraine

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© AFP Photo / Sergei SupinskyUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko
​After weeks of military campaign against south-eastern regions rejecting Kiev government, which resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, the Ukrainian President has announced a 14-point peace plan to deescalate tensions and asked Russia for support.

In a meeting with Kiev-installed leaders of protest-struck Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the newly elected Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko outlined his vision for stabilizing the eastern part of the country amid an extensive "counter-terrorism operation."


Comment: The same doublespeak that the PTB have employed for years elsewhere is being used in Ukraine. Anyone who fights against an American-installed puppet government will be labelled a terrorist.


The new leader highlighted the need to amend the constitution, a presidential press release reads, to decentralize the powers of the state. "The President voluntarily renounces the ability to appoint governors and heads of regional state administrations," and has agreed to hold early local elections, the presidential press service said.

Comment: For more info on the Ukrainian "peace plan" and the actions of these psychopathic deviants, see:


Sherlock

British Labor MP: German investigator should be given access to military base that helped spy on Angela Merkel

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© image from www.geograph.org.ukRAF Croughton dish
The UK needs to grant Germany access to RAF Croughton military base which reportedly hosts a joint CIA/NSA unit, a Labor MP told British PM David Cameron, urging him to help the German federal investigation of the phone tapping of Angela Merkel.

Labour Party MP Tom Watson has sent Cameron a letter, urging the Prime Minister to facilitate the German investigation into the foreign surveillance of Merkel's phone so that Anglo-German relations are not damaged, The Guardian reports.

In the letter, Watson said that the German federal prosecutor should be given access to Royal Air Force base Croughton in Northamptonshire, which currently serves as a United States Air Force communications station. It has been prompted by allegations published by The Independent that the base hosts a hub for US listening stations in diplomatic missions sending intelligence to Washington.

Black Magic

FDA uses mafia tactics for the benefit of Big Pharma

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© Health Impact News
I post this piece now and then to show how personal things can get inside a terminally corrupt government agency.

It's not all about remote decisions made from a great height.

These decisions can come about through the rank intimidation the Mafia exercises with a member who wants to leave the mob and go straight.

As in: "We know where your wife and kids are."

This article is based on a Truthout interview of a man who did drug reviews for the FDA. He examined applications to approve new medical drugs for public consumption.

Arrow Down

Congressional committee aims to slash IRS budget, calling it 'scandal-plagued and inefficient'

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© J. Scott Applewhite/AP"The bill focuses cuts on lower-priority or poor-performing agencies – such as the scandal-plagued and inefficient Internal Revenue Service,” panel chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., said
With investigations continuing into alleged politicization at the Internal Revenue Service, a House Appropriations subpanel on Wednesday moved a bill to cut the tax agency's budget to below fiscal 2008 levels while adding management provisions including restrictions on employee bonuses and conference spending.

The initial version of the fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which sets the Treasury Department's spending levels, would provide $10.95 billion for the IRS -- a cut of $341 million below last year's final level and $1.5 billion below President Obama's budget request. "This will bring the agency's budget below the sequester level and below the level that was in place in fiscal year 2008," the panel's staff wrote. "This funding level is sufficient for the IRS to perform its core duties, including taxpayer services and the proper collection of funds, but will require the agency to streamline and make better use of its budget."

Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the full Appropriations Committee, cited the bill's common-sense" approach. "In order to make these investments and to be good stewards of each and every tax dollar, the bill focuses cuts on lower-priority or poor-performing agencies - such as the scandal-plagued and inefficient Internal Revenue Service," he said.

Pistol

Poroshenko tight-lipped about 'Plan B' if Ukraine ceasefire fails

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© ReutersUkraine's President Petro Poroshenko walks at the military camp near the town of Svyatogorsk in Eastern Ukraine, June 20, 2014.
If his current proposal for a truce, which came into force on Friday, fails to bring results, Ukraine's newly elected president Petro Poroshenko warns he has an alternative "detailed plan" of regaining control over south-eastern Ukraine.

"Peaceful scenario - it is our plan A," Poroshenko said in a statement on his website. "But those who expect to use the peace talks only to gain time to regroup, should know that we have a detailed plan B. I am not going to talk about it now, because I believe that our peace plan will work."

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine took effect on June 20 and will last until June 27, the day Kiev plans to sign the EU Association agreement.

However, "the military will be given the right to return fire if Ukrainian army units or peaceful civilians are attacked," Poroshenko said in his decree. Since then, the tensions have slightly eased in some areas, but the Ukrainian army is still using artillery and the air force in sporadic clashes with anti-Kiev militias.

Poroshenko claims the ceasefire is designed to enable local self-defence militias to lay down their arms and flee the country, or be destroyed. He also, while drafting the plan with Kiev-appointed governors of the defiant regions, rejected any possibility of negotiations with representatives of anti-Kiev forces.

While welcoming Kiev's ceasefire efforts, the Russian president said the current peace plan on the table "should not take the form of an ultimatum to militia groups," according to the Kremlin statement. It's not enough to just put hostilities on pause, but vital to immediately start "constructive negotiations" to reach a viable compromise between the parties to the conflict.

Comment: Any guess what Poroshenko's "Plan B" might entail? So far, it seems like a harsher "Plan B" is what Kiev had in mind from the start. Propose an unrealistic peace plan, then come back with an even harsher 'response' after the 'original' plan fails. Kiev has already shown the world how easy it is to stage a false-flag attack where "Ukrainian army units or peaceful civilians are attacked" and blame it on the 'terrorists'.


Snakes in Suits

Chairman of U.S. Chemical Safety Board facing heavy criticism over treatment of whistleblowers and inspectors seeking evidence

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© APRafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Mark Humphrey
The chairman of the Chemical Safety Board hit a buzz saw of criticism on Thursday at a House hearing that brought multiple calls for his resignation, with sparks flying over an allegedly dysfunctional investigative agency accused of retaliating against whistleblowers and stifling inspectors general seeking evidence.

Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the independent 43-person accident-investigating agency with an $11 million budget, found himself at the center of a new report from two House committees quoting whistleblowers inside the agency portraying a "toxic work environment." They also alleged that general counsel Richard Loeb retaliated against them for disclosing management problems to the Office of Special Counsel and blasted Moure-Eraso for invoking attorney-client privilege and declining to hand over certain emails sought by inspectors general.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, assembled witnesses that included inspectors general and governmentwide Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, threatened Moure-Eraso with criminal contempt and called upon him to resign.

The Chemical Safety Board chairman's failure to turn over documents "is a criminal obstruction of this committee's work," Issa said. "If my attorney has not received them by the end of the week, I will issue my own subpoena mirroring all the other subpoenas and will seek to hold you in contempt."