Sunday, October 22, 2017


Polanski, who fled abroad in 1977 after being convicted of raping a 13-year old girl, has now been accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl in 1975

Let’s get this out of the way right now – Harvey Weinstein is a bullying sexual predator who should be behind bars instead of still being free as a bird. But he has finally fallen from grace with the celebrity crowd. But not so for three other sexual predator celebrities.

Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby continue to be members in good standing of the motion picture Academy and Michael Jackson continues to be idolized by his fellow celebrities as well as by countless fans.

Bill Cosby is undoubtably a sexual predator after having been accused by scores of women that he drugged them and then either molested or raped them. While the late Michael Jackson was acquitted by a jury, there can be no doubt by any right-thinking person that he molested a bunch of young boys.

In 1977 Polanski was arrested for raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. Following his conviction, Polanski fled to Europe where he has been free to party and and make films. Geimer has forgiven the slimeball, but four other women have come forward to accuse Polanski of sexually abusing them when they were below the age of consent.

Now Marianne Barnard, a California artist, is accusing Polanski of having molested her on a Malibu beach back in 1975 when she was only 10-years-old.

Barnard has started a petition to have Polanski thrown out of the Academy. Lots of luck with that!

While Weinstein is a slimeball of the worst kind, so are his fellow sexual predators Polanski, Jackson and Cosby. The fact that the latter three continue to be idolized says something about our degenerate society.


Mother charged as police investigate marijuana and Xanax sold to Catholic high school students

By Teri Figueroa

The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 19, 2017

The mother of a Cathedral Catholic High School student has been charged with supplying students with marijuana and prescription pills, an investigation prompted after the parents of one minor found pills in their child’s room.

According to court documents, investigators suspect the woman, 48-year-old Kimberly Quach, used a teenager to sell marijuana to students of Cathedral Catholic, a private school in Carmel Valley, as well as to students from La Jolla.

A search warrant affidavit filed Oct. 3 by San Diego police investigators alleges that Quach showed the teenager how to make the sales, and that the teen collected customer money in cash and through online payments. The teen told investigators that she made fewer than 10 sales of an ounce of marijuana, for $25 each, in the 30 days before the arrest.

The document paints Quach’s home as a place where minors knew they could obtain and smoke marijuana, and that she also provided alcohol and nicotine products. “It is known at the school that if you need anything, you can have Quach buy it for you,” a police investigator wrote in the search warrant affidavit.

Quach, who lives in Carmel Valley, was arrested in late September and subsequently charged with 37 counts, including 10 charges of employing a minor to sell or carry marijuana, and 16 counts of furnishing marijuana to a minor over the age of 14.

There are also two charges that she sold or provided a minor with suboxone, a controlled substance associated with treating opioid dependence but also reportedly used for pain relief, and one charge of selling or providing a minor with alprazolam (Xanax), a tranquilizer.

Other charges include five counts of child abuse, one count of theft by false impersonation and an accusation that she provided a place for people to obtain drugs.

The alleged crimes took place sometime between Jan. 1 and Sept. 28, the day Quach was arrested. As of Thursday, she remained jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Quach has pleaded not guilty. The Public Defender’s office is representing her, but declined comment Thursday.

According to the search warrant affidavit, Quach came under suspicion after parents of a teenager found suboxone in their daughter’s room, then text messages between their daughter and Quach, who was the parent of a friend of the teen. The daughter asked Quach for pain medication and Quach supplied her with the suboxone.

A search of the home Quach shared with her fiance and two minor children turned up marijuana plants drying on tables throughout the home, as well as planters, grow lights and other items used to grow the plant.

Kevin Eckery, vice chancellor with the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, said in an interview Thursday that Cathedral Catholic officials were made aware of the investigation shortly after Quach’s arrest.

Eckery also said the ongoing investigation involved Cathedral Catholic and other high schools in the area.

“As part of that effort, San Diego Police and the District Attorney’s Office are directly contacting a number of CCHS families to ask for their help,” he said in a statement provided to the media. “Officers working the case believe there are CCHS students who may be witnesses or who may have information that would assist them.”

He said the school is not a party to the conversations happening between police, parents and the students who may have been involved in or aware of the alleged criminal activity.

“This is something that affects the school community for sure, but we are not going to be privy to the content of all these conversations,” he said.

As for fallout for involved students, he said the school would “cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Quach faces up to 60 years and four months in prison if convicted of all charges, according to the District Attorney’s office. Her preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 14.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The tuition at Cathedral Catholic High School costs $16,500 a year.


Several teens in custody for throwing rocks on I-75 that killed father of four

October 21, 2017

Several teens are in custody for throwing rocks off of an I-75 overpass in Genesee County that left a 32-year-old father of four dead.

Law enforcement sources confirm to 7 Action News that the teens are from the area and did it as a prank.

Kenny White, 32, was a passenger coming home from a construction job on Wednesday night when one of the rocks went through the windshield and strick him. He was knocked unconscious and later died at the hospital.

White’s family says they simply cannot believe this happened. His younger brother told 7 Action News, while they plan his funeral, they’re hoping whoever did this is caught.

“Put the doctor on the phone and said we did everything… we did everything we could for him and he died,” says Donald White, Kenneth White’s uncle. “You’re playing Russian roulette with people’s lives.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Prank my ass! Those shits should have known someone could have been killed by their rocks and that in my book makes this a case of premeditated murder.

Police said that before White was struck, 20 rocks had already been thrown, hitting four cars that pulled over and alerted the law enforcement authorities.


Dickinson Demands People Seeking Harvey Relief Promise Not To Boycott Israel

By Meagan Flynn

Houston Press
October 20, 2017

Before you can receive any money from the City of Dickinson to start rebuilding your Harvey-damaged home or business, the city is going to need you to make a few promises. You'll have to follow all the building codes. You'll have to use the grant money solely for the rebuilding project.

And, lastly, you will have to promise not to boycott Israel.

"By executing this Agreement below, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement," the application reads at the very bottom.

The small town of Dickinson is now making national news for what appears, before any context is provided, to be a totally random loyalty pledge to a foreign country that has absolutely nothing to do with Harvey recovery. In a statement Thursday evening, the ACLU of Texas called the provision unconstitutional, comparing it to McCarthyism.

“The First Amendment protects Americans’ right to boycott, and the government cannot condition hurricane relief or any other public benefit on a commitment to refrain from protected political expression,” said ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura. “Dickinson’s requirement is an egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths requiring Americans to disavow membership in the Communist party and other forms of ‘subversive’ activity.”

So here's the context: This year, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law the Anti-Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions bill, which prohibits Texas arms of government from investing in or contracting with any company that boycotts Israel, and must make contractors sign the same verification included in the Dickinson grant application. Dickinson City Attorney David Olson confirmed in an interview with KTRK that this was the reason it's in there, saying the city is committed to following the law.

When Governor Abbott signed the law, he said boycotting Israel is anti-Texas.

"As Israel's No. 1 trading partner in the United States, Texas is proud to reaffirm its support for the people of Israel and we will continue to build on our historic partnership," he said. "Anti-Israel policies are anti-Texas policies, and we will not tolerate such actions against an important ally."

The ACLU noted that the Supreme Court ruled decades ago that political boycotts are protected free speech for individuals, and governments can't force them to sign certifications promising not to do it in order to receive public benefits or contracts. Just this month, the ACLU sued in Kansas over a law requiring educators not to boycott Israel.

"While the ACLU does not take a position on boycotts of foreign countries, the organization has long supported the right to participate in political boycotts and has voiced opposition to laws and bills and that infringe on the right to boycott," the ACLU said.

The money the City of Dickinson is disbursing to pro-Israel flood victims comes straight from individuals, groups or businesses in the form of millions of dollars in donations.

Mayor Julie Masters was not immediately available to answer questions, though we left a message and will update this story if she gets back to us.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Los Angeles Police Protective League
October 19, 2017

The year 2016 was a deadly and dangerous year for American police officers, yet there were no mass protests or marches or kneeling to bring attention to the tragedies faced by these fallen public servants and their families. The number of American police officers murdered while on duty skyrocketed 61% over 2015, and 14% more police officers were assaulted compared to the previous year. These disturbing increases were contained in the FBI’s 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted report.

In real terms, 66 families watched their loved one leave for work and never return; 57,180 families sent their loved one off to work, only to see him or her injured upon their return, having been assaulted while on duty.

With a 61% increase in the number of officers murdered while protecting their communities, we’d expect to hear an outcry from our political and civic leaders across the country. Maybe even a sense of urgency to look at the underlying contributors to this increase in violence targeting law enforcement. Unfortunately, the silence and inaction are both deafening and saddening.

Policymakers in California should re-examine their penchant for giving second, third, fourth and in some cases, dozens of chances to criminals. They should look beyond just how many police officers were murdered on duty and how many were assaulted, and look at who these criminals are. If they were to scratch the surface and look at the 59 murder suspects, here’s what they would learn—and maybe, just maybe, they would re-think the next push to allow more criminals back onto our streets:

• Over 76% had prior criminal arrests.
• Over two-thirds had prior criminal convictions.
• 59% had prior arrests for violent crimes.
• 54% received parole/probation on prior criminal charges.
• Over 40% had prior drug law violations.

Overwhelmingly, these cowards were repeat career criminals who chose to murder law enforcement officers in cold blood. In California, we’ve seen our political leaders and career criminal apologists tout “criminal justice reform” through laws such as AB 109 and Propositions 47 and 57. These poorly thought out “reforms” have done nothing to make us safer as was promised. They’ve emboldened criminals to do as they please, and we’ve seen violent crime, property crime and attacks on police officers all increase.

Too often after a police officer is killed, we’re subjected to another round of our “hearts and prayers” go out to our families without any concrete actions to prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.

Now, more than ever, it’s a dangerous time to be a police officer. We deserve a true seat at the table as our local, state and federal governments contemplate policies that will impact the public’s safety and our safety. We deserve to be at the table in any discussions about community/police relations. Too often, we are talked about and our profession is talked about without police officers being spoken to. That must change so years like 2016 are never repeated.


by Bob Walsh

An outfit called Amgen Inc. has identified and modified a protein that MAY be a true magic bullet for weight loss.

The material, called GDF15, has been tested on mice and monkeys. The mice that got it became uninterested in many foods that had high fat contents and lost 20% of their body weight in 35 days. They also had significantly better insulin and triglyceride levels than did the mice who got placebos.


Judge Carlos Bea: "Why should it be illegal to sell something [pussy] that is legal to give away for free?"

by Bob Walsh

Prostitution is illegal in the People's Republic of California, and most of the rest of the country as well. But maybe not for long. A group of whores, their customers and an escort service is challenging California's law against commercial sex on the basis of a 2003 SCOTUS ruling that overturned laws against homosexual activity.

A U. S. District Court Judge had rejected the attack on the law itself, but a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (the most overturned court in the land) has just ruled that the convicted persons may challenge the validity of the law. One of the judges, Carlos Bea, who is fairly conservative (at least for the Ninth Circuit) asked, "Why should it be illegal to sell something that is legal to give away for free?"

Prostitution has been illegal in CA since 1872.


'I hate you motherfuckers. I hate you': The final words of cop killer as he raised his middle fingers in defiance before lethal injection in Alabama

By Rod Ardehali

Daily Mail
October 20, 2017

A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method used his final words to curse the state, before being put to death on Thursday night.

As the procedure began, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance, and speaking directly to his family watching on, said: 'Mom, sis, look at my eyes. I'm unafraid. To the state of Alabama, I hate you motherfuckers. I hate you. I hate you,' before succumbing to his fate.

The killer is reported to have raised his right arm and grimaced around 20 minutes before being declared dead, moments after a corrections officer had performed a consciousness check on him.

His family members and attorneys who witnessed the execution which lasted around 35 minutes expressed repeated concerns to each other that he was still conscious during the lethal injection.

'He's going to wake up,' one of McNabb's family members whispered. A third consciousness check on his indicated he was no longer breathing.

The offender's attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to stop the execution since he is one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.

McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997.

He shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman, prosecutors said.

Gordon's relatives said in a statement that the 30-year-old officer - known as 'Brother' - was devoted to his family, his two children and his work as a police officer.

'Over 20 years ago, we lost a companion, a father, a brother and friend who only wanted to make a difference in his community,' the statement read.

'Although, the wounds of having a family member murdered can never be healed, through this tragedy, the Gordon family has remained strong and will continue to be resilient.'

The inmates in the lawsuit have argued that the sedative midazolam does not reliably render a person unconscious before subsequent drugs stop their lungs and heart. They point to an execution last December during which an Alabama inmate coughed and heaved for the first 13 minutes of the procedure.

McNabb appeared to be breathing for the first 20 minutes of the 35-minute long procedure. He later appeared to move his head, grimace and raise his arms after two consciousness checks in which a guard pinches his arm, says his name and pulls back his eyelid - before eventually becoming still.

McNabb was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. CDT, authorities said.

Alabama Commissioner Jeff Dunn said he was confident the movements after the second consciousness check were involuntary and that McNabb was not awake.

A lawyer for McNabb argued that it would be wrong to carry out the execution while proceedings continue in McNabb's lawsuit.

The state argued that the inmates are unlikely to prevail in their claims since the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed other executions, including four in Alabama, to proceed using midazolam. The attorney general's office argued McNabb had presented nothing new to justify a stay.

The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution for more than two hours to consider McNabb's request for a stay, but ruled that the execution could go forward.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This black worthless piece of shit was executed for killing a black cop. He can now carry his hatred to hell.


Transgender Wyoming woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom

Fox News
October 19, 2017

A transgender Wyoming woman was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside a bathroom.

Michelle Martinez, who was known as Miguel Martinez before identifying as female, was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and could face up to 70 years in prison.

The Billings Gazette reports Martinez, who is a family friend, invited the girl into the bathroom of a home on March 23, and touched her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her. The girl told her mother immediately after the assault, who then reported it to Casper Police.

After the attack, the girl told police “it hurt inside,” according to the Casper Star Tribune.

Nurses at the Wyoming Medical Center performed a sexual assault exam on the minor and found redness and abrasions around the girl’s genitalia.

When police initially questioned Martinez about the assault, she became “noticeably hostile and defensive” and said the girl was “talking crap” before denying being a child molester. Martinez also called the accusations a “publicity stunt,” the Tribune reported.

Martinez pleaded not guilty on both counts.


Sicarios leave Sinaloa and form cartel in Mexico State, dramatically named: "New Empire"

By Elia Baltazar

Sinembargo (translated for Borderland Beat)
October 19, 2017

According to the Security Atlas and Defense of Mexico, in 2006 only six drug trafficking organizations were identified in the country, and four years later increased to 10. Thereafter, PGR reported in 2014 a total of nine cartels controlling 43 criminal groups. Today, however, there are 14 criminal organizations operating in 96 of the municipalities of the Mexico State, and 10 have presence in the 16 delegations of the country's capital.

Mexico City, October 15 -- The drug cartels in Mexico are like The Hydra. In a decade that has cost the country 193,000 deaths and 30,000 missing - according to official figures - criminal groups have expanded and fragmented.

There is no official figure or consensus among specialists. But recently Francisco Torres Landa, secretary general of the United Kingdom Against Crime Foundation (MUCD), said that the number of criminal gangs operating in the country has increased from six to 400 in 10 years.

One of these groups appeared recently in the State of Mexico, which borders the capital of the country. Authorities identify the group as the New Empire cartel and attribute its appearance to the breakup of the Sinaloa Cartel, which at the time was led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loaera, now in prison in New York, United States.

"This is part of the fragmentation, having removed the big heads, the only thing that it creates is the dispersion of interests and even struggles to reach higher distinction in different geographical areas," said Torres Landa.

The New Empire began operating a few months ago, after the arrest of "El Quinceañero", operative for Dámaso López "El Mini Lic", son of another Sinaloa Cartel leader of the same name, explains a research journalist specializing in organized crime in the State of Mexico, whose identity he prefers to conceal for security reasons.

This group is linked to at least 13 recent murders in the municipalities of Huxquilucan and Naucalpan, and with "narcomantas" that appeared in different suburban areas of Mexico City.

"The day after the capture of 'Quinceañero' appeared the first narcomantas of the New Empire cartel, in which they threatened all the other groups of that area", says the Mexican journalist.
As a result of the investigations that the authorities undertook in the wake of the killings and these narcomessages, on October 9 Alejandro Gómez, Attorney General of the State of Mexico, reported the arrest of seven possible members in the municipality of Cuautitlán Izcalli.

In their possession were handguns and long arms, gun clips and magazines, cartridges, drugs, cell phones, tactical clothes, posterboards with threatening messages and three cars.

This new cartel is possibly headed by a man whom they identify in the "narcomantas" as "Commander 7". However, there is no official information.


The authorities detected this criminal group from a series of messages on posterboards located in different areas of the State of Mexico, where New Empire allegedly operates.

Authorities say that members of this group extort traders forcing them to pay "derecho de piso" - as payment is known, in exchange for "security" - and are responsible for various homicides over the last year.

Just this August, in Cuautitlán Izcalli, police found a message placed next to the body of a man, murdered and showing signs of torture. In Huixquilucan another blanket was hung on a bridge located in an exclusive residential area known as Interlomas. Others appeared in Tlalneplantla, Naucalpan and Atizapán.

In the latter municipality, Nahúm Abraham Sicairos Montalvo was arrested last July, known as "El Quinceañero" and identified as financial operative for Dámaso López Serrano, son of "El Licenciado" Dámaso López Núñez, also one of the strong men of the Sinaloa Cartel .

Founded 27 years ago, the Sinaloa Cartel has emerged as the most powerful drug trafficking organization in Mexico. But the capture of its leader, "El Chapo" Guzmán, has led to a stage of fragmentation and infighting, according to the authorities.

Control is now being disputed for by the children of "El Chapo", Iván and Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, known as "Los Chapitos"; Dámaso López Serrano, and the closest operative for Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.


The 2016 Atlas of Security and Defense of Mexico, prepared by the Collective of Security and Democracy Analysis (Casede), notes that in Mexico, six drug trafficking organizations were identified in 2006, and four years later that number increased to 10, according to international security specialist Bruce Bagley of the University of Miami. A 2014 report by the Attorney General's Office (PGR) registered a total of nine cartels that controlled 43 criminal gangs, operating throughout the country.

Although there is no consensus among security analysts, according to investigators Jonathan D. Rosen and Roberto Zepeda in the Atlas, "most agree on identifying at least 13 that have enough resources to fight for territory with violence."

But these figures seem conservative compared to a July 2017 analysis of the organization Cause in Common, which warns of the expansion of drug trafficking only in the State of Mexico and the capital.

Cause in Common reveals that in May 2014 there were nine criminal organizations operating in 81 of the 125 municipalities of the State of Mexico, and in Mexico City the presence of organized crime was limited to some areas of the Iztapalapa, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero and Tláhuac.

Today, however, there are 14 criminal organizations operating in 96 of the municipalities of the State of Mexico, and 10 have presence in the 16 delegations of the country's capital.

"The most serious thing is that, in at least 70 of these municipalities and delegations, more than one criminal organization operates, which increases the likelihood of confrontations due to territorial struggle," Víctor Manuel Sánchez Valdés wrote in the analysis.

MUCD's Torres Landa attributes this fragmentation and expansion of criminal groups to the short-term policies of the federal, state and municipal governments.

In presenting the results of the National Survey on Perception of Public Safety in Mexico, which has been up for 10 years, he said that "there were more or less six or seven cartels that divided control of the country."

Now there are 400, so "it should not be surprising that the levels of violence grow and control of these groups becomes more complex," said Torres Landa.

Friday, October 20, 2017


Michigan's top cop fined five days pay for calling NFL players who take the knee 'anti-American degenerates'

By Abigail Miller

Daily Mail
October 19, 2017

A top Michigan police woman will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post in September that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem 'anti-American degenerates.'

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has been under fire since September 24 when she shared a meme on her personal Facebook page that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem 'millionaire ingrates who hate America.'

She has apologized, especially to black lawmakers, but hasn't publicly explained why she shared it.

Governor Rick Snyder confirmed the penalty Thursday at the end of press release that announced many steps to 'review the culture of state government.'

Hundreds of athletes have expressed they are taking a knee during the pre-game national anthem as a symbolic protest against racial oppression and incidents of police brutality against blacks.

The controversial message on her personal Facebook page caused outrage, as some have called for her to be fired - which Snyder had already said he would not do.

The full message reads: 'Dear NFL: we do not support millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our Armed Forces and Veterans.

'Who wins a football game has ZERO impact on our lives. Who fights for and defends our nation has EVERY impact on our lives.

'We stand with the Heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates. Signed, We the People.'

Etue, who is white, makes $165,000 a year so she'll lose just under two percent of her pay. She still must work during the five days.

'Colonel Etue posted something on social media that was inappropriate.,' the governor said.

'The colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes.'

Immediately following the incident, Michigan ACLU Director Kary Moss wrote on Facebook: 'It is the sworn duty of the State Police Director to uphold the Constitution which protects all people in this State and to demonstrate respect for those principles.

'She undermines her own position and the trust of the community with these remarks and utter disregard of the people she represents.'

The Facebook post came at a sensitive time for state police.

The department said it would stop high-speed pursuits in Detroit, except in cases of serious crime, after a white trooper who was inside his patrol car shot a black teenager with a Taser.

The boy crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died. The trooper has resigned and is the subject of a criminal investigation.

In his statement Thursday, Snyder said he's ordered a review of trooper recruit practices and the standards for admission. He also said his administration will develop 'cultural awareness and sensitivity training guidelines' within all state government.

The governor said a group will recommend policies on the private use of social media by state employees.

'We are the best Michigan when we are a diverse Michigan, and I will continue taking actions to ensure all state departments are working to effectively serve all residents in an impartial and inclusive manner,' Snyder said.

EDITOR’S NOTE, Let’s see if I’ve got this right. While the NFL praises instead of fining those anti-American degenerates, a fine patriotic cop gets fined. In place of the greatest generation making America great, America is now being dragged down by the sorriest generation.


by Bob Walsh

As November 1, the deadline for the initial work on the Oroville Dam spillway, fast approaches the DWR has announced what the work has cost so far. The original estimate was about $260 million. The ACTUAL cost, so far, has been $500 million. That is a cost overrun of about 95%. Well within normal for government contract work.

And to think that I predicted it would run WAY over cost and be WAY late. Shame on me.


by Bob Walsh

Yes, it's true, at least according to Lee Romney at Calmatters. Ex-Convicts, as a group, are behind the idea called "Ban The Box." This makes it illegal for most employers in CA to inquire about the criminal background of job applicants, because it unfairly stigmatizes ex-convicts are being untrustworthy or something. In the formerly great state of California it is illegal for most civil service employers to ask about felony background at initial applicant screening.

A bill that has just moved to Governor Brown's desk, AB1008, would expand this practice into the private sector in California. There are about 7 million people in CA who have criminal backgrounds and who are, at least potentially, attempting to make entry into the legitimate work force. They believe that prohibiting an employer from making inquiry into their criminal background until it has been determined that they otherwise meet job requirements will give them amore level playing field in the legit job market.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In this case the ex-cons are correct.


by Bob Walsh

The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians is the union which represents Psych Techs in CA civil service employment. They have just levied an additional $6.50 per month for three years just to attack the Trump administration and it's policies and to provide political cover and support to anti-Trumpists.

They are, at least in theory, blaming Trump for an alleged anti-union sentiment and using that as the alleged basis for the action. It should be knowns that a Republican attempt to make the formerly great state of California a right-to-work state failed miserably and the Democraps have a supermajority in both houses of the CA legislature as well as all of the state constitutional officers. There is no chance of any such legislation passing in CA (though it is possible that a Supreme Court ruling which is to be made in this court session could make a big ding in compulsory union membership in civil service employment nationwide.


Accused New Orleans cop-killer Travis Boys halts jury selection by rubbing feces on his face

By Ken Daley

The Times-Picayune
October 18, 2017

Travis Boys, charged with killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015, halted jury selection in his first-degree murder trial late Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 18) when he rubbed feces on his face, head and mouth in the courtroom, according to two law enforcement sources.

Boys, 35, has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to the charge that he murdered NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway during an escape from custody on June 20, 2015. A jury was being impaneled Wednesday for a trial expected to open testimony next Monday.

Orleans Parish prosecutor Taylor Anthony was at the podium questioning the day's second panel of prospective jurors when the incident occurred around 4 p.m.

As the prosecutor spoke, Boys, seated at the defense table between attorneys Billy Sothern and Matthew Vogel, pulled from his suit pocket excrement that he had wrapped in a napkin, apparently during an earlier restroom break. He began rubbing the feces on his face and head without saying a word.

Criminal District Judge Karen Herman ordered an immediate halt to the proceedings, dismissed the jury panel that had witnessed the incident, and ordered a new competency evaluation for the defendant on Thursday.

Boys, who faces life imprisonment if convicted of murdering the 22-year NOPD veteran officer, already had been deemed competent to stand trial following a Sept. 21 hearing in Herman's courtroom that lasted nearly six hours.

At that hearing, two members of the court-appointed sanity commission -- forensic psychologist Dr. Rafael Salcedo and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Richard Richoux -- recommended that the defendant be deemed competent for trial, concluding that he suffered from no mental disease or defect that would prevent him from assisting in his defense.

Tulane University professor and psychiatrist Dr. James Brad McConville, hired by Boys' defense team, offered a conflicting opinion. McConville told the judge he did not think it was a "close call" that Boys could not currently understand his legal predicament or assist his attorneys.

"He doesn't understand his legal rights," McConville testified at that hearing. "He would have significant difficulty testifying without incriminating himself. ... My recommendation is that he be found incompetent to stand trial and undergo further testing and legal-rights education."

Herman ultimately sided with the court-appointed doctors and ordered Boys' trial to proceed as scheduled. Whether Wednesday's courtroom-clearing incident was nothing more than a desperate stunt or a genuine psychotic episode will be contested Thursday, likely with input from the same mental health professionals.

Boys arrived in court Wednesday morning sporting a right eye that was swollen shut. The first jury panel was delayed while Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office officials summoned medical personnel to administer treatment. Sothern told the court that "an infection" had caused his client's eye to swell shut.

A new jury panel is expected to be called in for voir dire Thursday morning if Herman determines the trial need not be delayed.

Boys' actions on Wednesday have been mirrored twice in recent years inside Jefferson Parish courtrooms.

In August 2011, robbery defendant Deshaun Griffin disrupted proceedings in the 24th Judicial District courtroom of Judge Lee Faulkner when he defecated inside his jail jumpsuit and smeared feces on his beard. Griffin, who had a documented history of faking mental illness, was found in contempt of court and sentenced to six months in jail for the stunt.

And in March 2015, Bryan Schwartz, a Terrytown man charged in the killing of his girlfriend's mother, took similar steps to mask his face inside the 24th JDC courtroom of Judge Henry Sullivan. Schwartz attempted to hang himself in the Jefferson Parish jail the next day, but eventually pleaded guilty in April 2016 to being a principal to manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 years.

UPDATE 10-20-2017: The stunt worked. He has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Boys will be evaluated for three-five months and medicated if necessary to restore his competence so that he can stand trial


Florida police arrest 277 people in just five days by posing as prostitutes to snare men and responding to other sex workers' online ads

By Jennifer Smith

Daily Mail
October 19, 2017

Police in Florida have arrested 277 people as part of an undercover sex sting.

Officers from four different departments in central Florida were involved in the effort which they proudly dubbed 'Operation No Tricks No Treats'.

Between October 11 and October 15, they posed as prostitutes online to lure 209 men looking for illegal sex.

The men were arrested after driving to an undisclosed location where officers were waiting for them.

Fifty-one prostitutes were also arrested as part of the investigation.

They were picked up at a separate location where officers, pretending to be customers, had asked them to travel to.

The youngest of those arrested was 16 and the oldest was 74.

Five people who are feared to be victims of human trafficking were also taken into custody. It is not clear whether or not they face any charges.

On Thursday, Polk County Sheriff's Office shared details of the operation online.

The majority of the suspects are Florida residents though a portion were visiting from 14 other states.

The 277 suspects now face a 334 charges combined. They include prostitution, soliciting a prostitute, traveling to meet a minor, human trafficking and drug possession with intent to sell.

In a statement, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said: 'We are committed to fighting human trafficking, by arresting those who engage in prostitution and trying to identify human trafficking victims.

'It's no need to stay out of Polk County if you're going to commit crime.'

Sheriff Judd is known for his creative investigations and arrest announcements.

Earlier this month, he made headlines at a press conference where he told of a 'dirty dozen' collection of pedophiles who had been arrested for child sex or child pornography offences.

The men included a former Walt Disney World employee who was arrested for making sex dolls out of swimming noodles.

Judd referred to them in disgust as the man's 'sex babies'.


Guzmán’s attorney visits will remain behind glass without privacy and without the ability to review videos etc with his attorneys.

By Chivis Martinez

Borderland Beat
October 19, 2017

On Tuesday, the court ruled against Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in denying his request for contact legal visits. This translates to Guzmán’s attorney visits will remain behind glass without privacy and without the ability to review videos etc with his attorneys.

I wrote an article regarding the denial of Guzmán’s privileges but the ability to have contact visits is the most important in defending his case fairly. For those who insist on making it about Guzmán, instead of an uncompromised system of justice, one would think a successful appeal may be of concern.

***** PRESS RELEASE *****


OCTOBER 18, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, the Court denied Mr. Guzmán’s Motion for Contact Legal Visits. The principal justification for the denial of the Motion was that modifications to the legal visiting rooms made by the government “would permit productive attorney-client meetings without risking the security concerns about contact visits credibly raised by the Government.”

According to Mr. Guzmán’s attorney, A. Eduardo Balarezo, BALAREZO LAW’s founder, “This case is already incredibly difficult to defend because of the extremely harsh conditions imposed by the government and the Court upon Mr. Guzmán. These conditions include almost complete isolation from other humans except for legal visits and no contact with his wife or the outside world. In fact, in the eight months that he has been in the United States he has been allowed one short monitored visit with his sister and daughter. Even then, the government revoked his sister’s visa after that visit and she is no longer able to enter the United States.” Mr. Balarezo continued, “Although he has been authorized to send and receive mail and make phone calls, the authorities are still prohibiting him from doing so. These conditions have been imposed on him even though not one shred of evidence has been presented against him. The Court’s decision denying Mr. Guzmán and his lawyers the simple ability to be in the same room further complicates the task of defending him zealously. Mr. Guzmán is clearly disappointed by the Court’s decision.”

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Goodell announces the NFL has a policy for players to stand at attention during the anthem, but they will not be required to do so

On Wednesday NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a profound announcement. He let the world know that the NFL has a policy that requires players to stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem. He said the NFL believes in respecting our flag and country and that everyone should stand during the anthem. But in the next breath Goodell said the league would not require its players to stand during the anthem. He praised the players who were taking a knee or otherwise sitting out the anthem for becoming active on social issues.

What a phony, what a hypocrite, what a sorry example of a sports executive! In enforcing the league’s player uniform policies, Goodell has fined players for wearing colored cleats (shoes) to call attention to one good cause or another. He fined 49ers Frank Gore $10,500 for wearing his socks too low. He fined players for putting inscriptions on their eye black. Goodell threatened to fine players who wanted to wear special cleats honoring the 9/11 victims. And the sorry bastard prohibited the Cowboys from attaching a decal on the team helmets in honor of the five Dallas police officers who were assassinated by a Black Lives Matter-inspired thug.

Players fined for wearing colored shoes or wearing their socks too low, but not for disrespecting our flag and country. Players threatened with fines for trying to honor the 9/11 victims. The Cowboys prohibited from honoring five slain Dallas cops. But players will be allowed to break the NFL policy on standing at attention for the anthem. Proclaiming the league’s policy on patriotism is nothing more than a shit load of the NFL’s hypocrisy.

You readers know that I blame Goodell for this whole kneeling and now mass disrespect for our flag and country. Instead of kicking Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL, or at least fining him, Godell prai9sed the son-of-a-bitch for taking a stand against police brutality. Thus Goodell in effect encouraged the other players to also disrespect our flag and country. Had he fined Kaepernick, none of this shit would now be happening because money talks, bullshit walks.

By extolling the virtues of patriotism while not requiring NFL players to follow the NFL policy on standing at attention for the anthem, Goodell has exposed himself as the hypocritical leader of a hypocritical sports league.


Woodland teacher placed on paid leave after kneeling during national anthem at school rally

By Benjy Egel

The Sacramento Bee
October 16. 2017

A Woodland High School chemistry teacher was removed from the school Friday for kneeling while the national anthem was played at a school assembly.

Windy Pappas had posters reading “Black Lives Matter” and “It’s okay to disagree with any sign here!!!” as the national anthem played during Woodland High’s rally to kick off homecoming week on Friday morning. She had an orange shirt – one of the school colors – and had her right hand over her heart as she kneeled, based on a photo circulating on social media.

The rally proceeded without incident, but administrators later came to her classroom and escorted her to the school parking lot, she told The Daily Democrat.

Pappas declined to comment Monday, citing a pending investigation.

Woodland Joint Unified School District spokeswoman Callie Lutz confirmed that the high school emailed and left a recorded message for students’ families on Sunday, but said the district would not comment on Pappas’ employment situation out of respect for her privacy. Lutz later clarified that Pappas had been placed on paid leave, not suspended.

In the message, Woodland High principal Karrie Sequeria said teachers are expected to behave under the “Tinker Standard,” named for the landmark freedom of speech case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. The standard allows students to express themselves freely so long as they do not cause a substantial disruption or impede the rights of others.

“While teachers do retain certain First Amendment rights in their capacity as an instructor, such rights are limited by Education Code and case law,” Sequeria said. “Their personal, political or religious beliefs are not appropriately expressed at school or in the classroom. Instead, the appropriate and legal instructional role is one of neutral facilitator – one who facilitates student discussion and intelligent analysis of current events.”

The First Amendment entitles teachers to protected speech if it is not in a school-sponsored platform, ACLU of Northern California senior staff attorney Michael Risher said. Past California cases have found teachers were within their rights to wear political buttons at back-to-school nights or circulate petitions in a teacher’s lounge, since they were not actively instructing students.

Staff are expected to attend rallies to supervise students and are assigned where to sit or stand, Lutz said. While most students attend rallies, the school also offers a separate location for those who choose not to. If Pappas attended the rally as a chaperone and didn’t offer an educational lecture, Risher said, imposing a suspension for her protest could prove difficult.

“Homecoming is not a part of the school curriculum. It’s essentially a social or spirit event, and that would certainly weigh in favor of her expressing her political views at that sort of event,” Risher said. “I don’t think anyone would confuse her personal expression here with expressing the views of the school, and that matters in this context.”

Several students and community members took to social media to express support or opposition of Pappas after she was escorted off campus.

The administrator of an unofficial Woodland High School page on Facebook on Friday posted her support for Pappas, saying “I applaud her for her actions and for taking a stand for what she believes is right.” That elicited more than 200 reactions and more than 100 comments as of Monday.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling during the national anthem in fall 2016 to protest oppression of blacks and other minorities. Just 1.1 percent of Woodland High students are African-American, according to state data, but 67.2 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is just plain disgraceful. A teacher should always teach her students to respect our flag and country. This white bitch with her Black Lives Matter poster is doing exactly the opposite.

What is really disgusting is that the kneeing or refusing to stand for the National Anthem is spreading from the football field to all sorts of places through the country like the California wildfires.


First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany following success of Austrian outlet as bizarre trend spreads across Europe

By Harvey Day

Daily Mail
October 18, 2017

The bizarre sex doll craze sweeping across Europe has reached Germany, with the country's first sex doll-only brothel opening for business.

Evelyn Schwarz, 29, runs the aptly named 'Bordoll' in Dortmund - a fusion of the words 'bordello' and 'doll'.

Originally looking into S&M, Schwarz instead decided to buy 11 silicone 'love dolls' - each of which she gave a unique name.

The five stone sex dolls are imported from Asia and cost her €2,000 (£1,786) each

They all have different heights, hair colours and breast sizes. One sex doll is even made to look exactly like a blue-haired Japanese anime character.

It has been such a success that the dolls are booked around 12 times a day, costing €80 (£71) per hour.

Schwarz said: 'For many it is not a fetish, but more of a curiosity.'

She added: 'Actually I was looking for colleagues with good knowledge of German for the S&M scene, because for these practices communication is very important. But I did not find any.'

The brothel operator said that men of every age and profession from all across Germany have flocked to her brothel.

Schwarz said: 'From those on benefits to judges. Seventy percent of men also come back.'

Bizarrely, Schwarz said that the wives of many brothel visitors are reacting 'with tolerance' to their desires and are often seen 'waiting outside in the car' while their husband is having sex with a doll.

She said: 'They see it as a toy.'

Schwarz has only had one bad experience at her brothel so far, when an overly excited customer broke a doll, 'Anna' - the most popular one in the establishment.

Schwarz said she had to order a new one.

According to reports, sex industry experts estimate that people with a fetish for sex dolls are a growing group, and that they expect more dolls to be made available by brothels.

Austrian psychologist Gerti Senger explained why some men are more interested in sleeping with sex dolls instead of a real woman.

Senger said: 'First, the man can do anything with the doll. Second, every intention is turned off, which can be a factor with a prostitute.'

But Senger, who is a co-chair at the Austrian Society for Sexual Research, said that she was shocked by some dolls being more popular than real prostitutes and called it 'a real autistic tendency'.

It was reported earlier this year that sex doll 'Fanny' became the top-selling superstar of the 'Kontakthof' brothel in the Austrian capital of Vienna, getting more customers than the real prostitutes.

At the Ars Electronica Festival in the city of Linz, an interactive silicone sex doll named 'Samantha' became so popular that it broke down because so many visitors groped its breasts and soiled its body.

In Germany, a new brothel has now opened that caters exclusively to those who are attracted to plastic sex dolls.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I wonder if a sex doll house would be legal in this country? And if not, would we be having a sex doll trafficking problem since these dolls are coming here from Asia.


I want to welcome you all to Jerusalem, the eternal united capital of the Jewish people.

You know, you are joining us as we celebrate 50 years since the Holy City was liberated and united; 50 years of religious freedom for all. You know that because you walk around, you go to the holy sites, you go to the churches, others go to the mosques, and you know this is a free city.

I want you also to join us in looking forward to the day when the embassies of all your countries move to Jerusalem.

Israel has no better friends – I mean that – no better friends in the world than the Christian communities around the world. And Israel is the one country in a vast region where Christians not only survive, they thrive.

You know the truth about Israel's history and the truth about our commitment to freedom. Freedom is under a challenge all the time, and I think it scored a big victory the other day. I want to thank President Trump for his courageous speech outlining a new course against Iran, the enemy of our free civilization.

Iran is a threat to the entire world, but today I want to focus on Iran's war against Christians. As you all know, Christians are brutally persecuted in the Islamic Republic. Pastors are jailed for no reason, no reason other than for being Christian leaders. Christians have been lashed. You hear this? Christians have been lashed for sipping wine during prayer services; Christians have been brutally tortured for doing nothing more than practicing their faith.

Now, some world leaders are willing to ignore this repression and seek to appease Iran, but I am not one of them.

I think that how a country treats religious minorities is a very good indicator of how it will treat its other citizens and its neighbors. So today I have a simple request for the media outlets in this room: Dedicate this week to highlighting the plight of the countless Christians suffering under Iran; Profile the brave Christian leaders jailed for practicing their faith; Sit with the families of the school teachers jailed for years merely for converting to Christianity; Call out the lie and the lies of President Rouhani, who promised in 2013 that all religions would, quote, feel justice in Iran, while so many Christians live there in constant terror.

And I want to thank you for what you're doing, taking your part and doing your part to stand up for religious freedom. Thank you for highlighting the danger of the terrorist regime in Iran. Thank you for telling the truth about Israel's pluralistic democracy. Thank you for standing with Israel. We all are deeply grateful. Thank you.

(From Israel Today. The address was given to the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem last Sunday.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer

By Dorina Lisson
Founder and president of Australian Coalition Against Death Penalty (ACADP)

As for the death penalty, why discriminate? If it is to continue to be applied in America (the only civilised nation in the world that still practices this barbarism) I agree that it should be given to all medical professionals involved in the killing of their patients through medical negligence every year. No ifs not buts !!!

Howie, please do your research - medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer. Same in Australia !!! ... Got that ??? the 3rd leading cause of death !!! How many thousands of people is this !!! But geezz, what does that matter when people are brainwashed to trust those over-paid psychopathic bastards ???

If a patient dies due to medical negligence, all those involved should receive the death penalty. Afterall, a killer, is a killer, is a killer, right ??? !!!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dorina is an internationally known human rights activist. Because of our opposing views on the death penalty, we used to lock horns, but have become close friends. Dorina has a rather low opinion of MDs as you can see by what she wrote, tongue in cheek no doubt.


by Bob Walsh

Lawrence Knox, 36, was in court earlier this month in Franklin County, Ohio. Among other things he swore at the time that he was indigent. He had copped a plea to a drug charge and was taken away for processing for a six-year prison sentence. Deputies found he had over $4k in cash on him at that time. They told the judge. The judge was not amused. Neither was his lawyer as Know shorted him as well.

The judge fined Know $20,000. Half of the $4k went to the lawyer to cover his fee, the rest went against the $20,000 (plus court costs).

Telling lies, especially STUPID lies, to a judge is not a good move.


by Bob Walsh

Assuming THE HILL is to be believed the FBI and the Obama administration knew years ago that the Russians had funneled tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation in exchange for Hillary approving the sale of a huge chunk of the U. S. uranium reserve to the Russkies.

One can't but wonder if the constant drum beat of Trump-Russian collusion is a calculated smoke screen aimed at insulating the Hildebeast from charges of bribery, malfeasance in office and felonious mopery.

The clowns who put together the so-called Trump Dossier are supposed to appear before a congressional committee on Wednesday. Allegedly they will refuse to testify and may in fact refuse to show. Perhaps a flat tire on the anti-Trump psychopath band wagon?


The fall of Tom Marino, Trump’s dumped pick for drug czar, explained

By German Lopez

MSN Newa
October 17, 2017

Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), President Donald Trump’s pick for drug czar, hadn’t gotten a single hearing from the Senate yet. But Trump had already hinted on Monday that he would consider taking Marino out of the running if he thought Marino’s role in a law’s passage was “1 percent negative to doing what we want to do.”

Then, on Tuesday, Trump made it official: He tweeted, “Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!”

The news came after a bombshell report from the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that looked at Marino’s involvement in a law passed in 2016: the so-called Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.

The law made it very difficult, if not impossible, for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to stop suspicious shipments of opioid painkillers by drug distributors, according to an upcoming law review article by DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge John Mulrooney.

Under federal law, distributors must report and stop suspicious orders of some drugs, including opioids. In the past, the DEA has fined companies for not doing so and, in some cases, frozen shipments, leveraging a section of the Controlled Substances Act that let the agency stop orders that it believed posed an “imminent danger.”

But Marino’s law changed this. It raised the bar to require that shipments pose “a substantial likelihood of an immediate threat” to be stopped. Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control, argued that this has essentially created an impossible standard — a claim backed by Mulrooney’s upcoming law review article.

“There’s no way that we could meet that burden, the determination that those drugs are going to be an immediate threat, because immediate, by definition, means right now,” Rannazzisi told the Post.

The law also requires the DEA to give drug companies a chance to submit “corrective action” plans and take those plans into account before the agency can sanction them. Mulrooney wrote that this is akin to a law that requires police to “allow bank robbers to round up and return inkstained money and agree not to rob any more banks — all before any of those wrongdoers actually admit fault and without any consequence that might deter such behavior in the future.”

This hindered the DEA’s ability to go after irresponsible opioid distributors — even as the drugs they helped spread across the US caused a drug overdose epidemic that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year.

Marino’s law stifled DEA attempts to go after opioid distributors

The House backed Marino’s bill in 2015, but it didn’t become law until 2016. The final version came after Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) worked with the Department of Justice and DEA, which opposed the original bill, to get to language that they could sign on to. After some language tweaks and leadership changes at both the Justice Department and the DEA, the revised bill passed both houses of Congress through “unanimous consent” — not even a formal vote tally — and President Barack Obama signed it into law.

Marino took credit after the final measure’s passage. In a press release, he said the law will ensure “our drug enforcement agencies will have the necessary tools to address the issue of prescription drug abuse across the country.” (Marino’s office did not return my request for comment. His office also did not return requests for comment by the Post or 60 Minutes, and called Capitol Police when reporters from the outlets showed up at his office to ask about the law.)

As Marino and other supporters of the law put it, the measure was necessary to stop the DEA from taking overly punitive actions that made it difficult for patients to get drugs, such as opioids, that they needed.

“We had a situation where it was just out of control because of [Rannazzisi],” Marino told the Post last year, referencing the head of the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control at the time. “His only mission was to get big fines. He didn’t want to [do] anything but put another notch in his belt.”

Supporters of the law say the DEA had been so aggressive that it had scared drug companies away from cooperating with the agency. Instead of letting the DEA take immediate action against companies, the new law — through the higher burden of proof and requirement for “corrective action” plans — forces a slower process that gives companies a greater chance to respond. And that might make companies more proactive in reporting and stopping bad shipments, since they’ll know that it won’t necessarily get them into trouble.

Supporters also argue that the law helped settle legal uncertainty that could have blown up the DEA’s efforts. The Controlled Substances Act didn’t define “imminent danger.” D. Linden Barber, a former DEA lawyer who now works for the drug distributor Cardinal Health, argued to Congress that drug companies could take advantage of the previous law’s vagueness to halt the DEA’s mission.

“Indeed, many of my colleagues believe that the [Walgreens] case would have resulted in a narrowing of DEA’s authority if the agency had not settled its dispute,” Barber said, referring to a case in which Walgreens argued in federal appeals court that the law was too vague (but later settled with the federal government, agreeing to an $80 million fine). “As a supporter of DEA’s mission, I urge this committee to take legislative action that clarifies the meaning of ‘imminent danger.’”

Critics, meanwhile, argue that Marino’s law makes it impossible for the DEA to stop irresponsible distributors’ shipments. Mulrooney wrote, “If it had been the intent of Congress to completely eliminate the DEA’s ability to ever impose an immediate suspension on distributors or manufacturers, it would be difficult to conceive of a more effective vehicle for achieving that goal.” (Even before the law, however, the Post reported that outside pressure from drug companies on the Justice Department had already led such orders to drop: from 65 in fiscal year 2011 to eight in fiscal year 2016.)

This could not only stop the DEA from blocking dangerous shipments but also remove a deterrent that may have stopped drug companies from acting irresponsibly before.

There’s also the question of Marino’s motives. According to the Post, Marino has received nearly $100,000 in donations from political action committees tied to the drug industry. And last December, Marino’s chief of staff and “point man” on the law, Bill Tighe, became a lobbyist for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Tighe’s career move represents the kind of revolving door from Congress and the DEA to opioid distributors that helped shepherd Marino’s bill into law. In emails obtained by the Post, Barber was credited with writing the measure. He was the former associate chief counsel for the DEA before he became a lawyer at law firm Quarles & Brady, where he represented drug companies, and then an executive at Cardinal Health.

There’s a reason the DEA targeted drug companies in the first place: These companies really were doing some suspicious things. For example, a previous investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia found that from 2007 to 2012, drug firms poured a total of 780 million painkillers into the state — which had a total population of about 1.8 million. The small town of Kermit, West Virginia, had a population of 392, but a single pharmacy there received nearly 9 million hydrocodone pills over two years from out-of-state drug companies.

Critics of opioid companies argue that these kinds of shipments were obviously suspicious and should have been stopped. They’re a key explanation for why West Virginia now leads the country in drug overdose deaths: The proliferation of opioid painkillers got people addicted to the drugs, in some cases putting them on a path to other opioids like heroin and fentanyl. And critics like Rannazzisi argue that drug companies let this all continue as they pursued higher profits.

“This is an industry that’s out of control,” Rannazzisi told 60 Minutes. “What they wanna do is do what they wanna do, and not worry about what the law is. And if they don’t follow the law in drug supply, people die. That’s just it: People die.”

As drug czar, Marino could have played a major role in addressing the epidemic

As drug czar, Marino would not have overseen the DEA. He would have been in charge of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which tries to coordinate and guide the many federal agencies and programs that are involved in the war on drugs. In this role, he would have served as a top adviser to Trump on drug policy and related issues — particularly the opioid epidemic.

In the past, the office has been highly focused on illegal drugs, like cocaine and heroin; the position of drug czar was created by President Richard Nixon during a past heroin epidemic in the 1970s, and it was made permanent and official through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, during the crack cocaine epidemic. The focus has changed in recent years as the country deals with an opioid epidemic that began with the proliferation of legal painkillers.

Typically, the office sets the tone of the federal drug war. In ONDCP’s first national drug control strategy, President George H.W. Bush and drug czar Bill Bennett drew a clear set of priorities: In the table of contents, the first item for “National Priorities” is “The Criminal Justice System,” not treatment or prevention.

“It was a culture war document,” David Courtwright, a drug policy historian at the University of North Florida, previously told me. “It’s very much a statement about personal responsibility, zero tolerance, directed law enforcement to crack. It was very much a drug war document.” He added, “In terms of actual impact on policy [and] media coverage, it’s a very big deal in the late ’80s.”

The office also advises the White House and Congress on drug policy, particularly in setting priorities for the many federal programs addressing drugs and addiction.

Whether that leads to actual policy changes, though, depends wholly on whether the president and Congress actually accept the drug czar’s advice — since the office itself does not have much direct power in terms of changing policy.

ONDCP “is in an advisory capacity,” Courtwright said. “If you go back and look at the national drug control strategy documents, they make suggestions. They prioritize programs. … But do they actually set policy? I guess they do if the president and Congress say it’s a good plan and do it.”

The history suggests that Congress and the president do tend to follow what the drug czar says on drug policy. Based on Marino’s record, that could have led to a federal government that adopted a softer approach toward opioid companies, despite the harm they caused in the past.

The federal government has a big role to play in tackling the opioid crisis. Congress could dedicate a lot more money to drug addiction treatment and harm reduction strategies, such as making the overdose antidote naloxone more accessible. The Food and Drug Administration could impose stricter regulations and oversight on opioid painkillers. Public health agencies could help train doctors to adopt better practices in prescribing opioids. (Read much more on these potential moves in Vox’s in-depth explainer.)

Marino could have advised the president on all of this and more.

But before he even got a Senate hearing, Marino was pushed out of the running — all because a law he got passed in 2016 got a new look by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes.


Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

by James Bargent

InSight Crime
October 11, 2017

At least 13 people have died in a prison mutiny in north Mexico that some witnesses claim was a backlash against an attempted takeover of the prison by the Zetas, highlighting the criminal control and corruption that are pervasive in the penal system.

Trouble at Cadereyta prison in the state of Nuevo Leon erupted when inmates took three guards hostage on October 10, reported AFP.

The situation deteriorated into rioting, with around 250 inmates burning rubbish and mattresses and taking to the prison roof with banners denouncing alleged links between prison director Edgardo Aguilar Aranda and organized crime group the Zetas, reported EFE.

Authorities confirmed that at least 13 inmates died in the clashes, with at least 8 more injured, two of them police officers. However, other reports suggest the number of injured stands at least as high as 25, while the number of dead could also rise.

The authorities responded by sending in 60 police patrols to restore order and state Interior Secretary Manuel González Flores to negotiate with the inmates, according to EFE.

Gonzalez told media that the rioting broke out over prison conditions. However, family members of the inmates say prisoners took action over a plan by the prison director to bring in Zetas members to assert control over the prison, a claim supported by a banner strewn across a wall declaring "We don't want a Z director," stated AFP.

According to EFE's report, the prisoners behind the violence were connected to the Zetas' former parent organization and long-time enemies the Gulf Cartel.

The incident is the second deadly prison riot of the year in Cadereyta, with four dying in disturbances in March.

InSight Crime Analysis

Mexico's prison system, like many in the region, is underfunded and overpopulated, a situation that has led to prisoners themselves controlling the insides of up to 60 percent of institutions, according to some experts.

When prisoner rule is combined with rampant corruption, the conditions are ripe for organized crime to assert dominance, extorting inmates and controlling the flows of contraband.

The Zetas in particular have proven adept at setting up internal criminal networks within prisons, most notably in the case of a penitentiary in the state of Coahuila, Piedras Negras. Investigations have revealed how the Zetas allegedly turned the prison into a base of operations. They used it to dispose of the corpses of an estimated 150 victims, and broke out over 130 inmates. They also manufactured uniforms, bulletproof vests, and modified cars inside the prison to hide drugs and weapons, all in complicity with state authorities.

In another case, prison authorities at Gómez Palacio prison in Durango allegedly allowed Zetas inmates out of prison to carry out murders, including the massacre of 17 people in 2010.

Former inmates speaking to Vice earlier this year detailed how Cadereyta has not previously been subjected to organized crime rule. However, following the protests in March, which were reportedly against new security measures, it is easy to see how striking a deal with the Zetas would be a tempting proposition for the prison director, allowing the authorities to bring new levels of control over unruly
inmates, as well as providing riches to the corrupt officials that facilitate their activities.

National Human Rights Commission Reprimands NL Government for its Lack of Attention

Proceso (translated for Borderland Beat)
October 12, 2017

MEXICO CITY -- Following the riot in the Cadereyta prison that left 17 people dead, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) expressed concern about the lack of adequate response from the authorities to address the problem in detention centers in Nuevo Leon, which has been warned by the commission before, and urgently demanded to restore order.

In a statement, the Commission pointed out that Deputy Inspectors, in coordination with personnel of the State Commission on Human Rights, went to Cereso de Cadereyta to verify that the current situation is a result of violent acts, in order to verify that human rights of inmates and their families are not violated.

In addition, according to the CNDH, precautionary measures have been issued in order to take necessary actions, provide information to the relatives of the inmates and give them appropriate treatment in accord with the law within authority of the penitentiary system.

The agency mentioned that visitors met with officials from the Human Rights Directorate of the Undersecretary of Government, the Social Reintegration Directorate of the Prison Administration Agency and the institution itself, and contacted family members in order to check their treatment anytime there were groups of 5 people entering the penitentiary.

"The reported results registered 17 inmates dead and 37 injured, whose status is confirmed by going to the University Hospital, where they are tended to," he said.

He also said that the prison, which reports damages in technical areas and some dormitories, is protected within by guards and state civil force.


An EMP attack by North Korea could shut down the US power grid and kill '90% of all Americans' within a year, experts warn

By Shivali Best

Daily Mail
October 16, 2017

Experts have issued a warning to US officials about a terrifying nuclear weapon that they fear North Korea could unleash on the country.

The weapon, known as a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb, uses high-intensity radio waves emitted from nuclear explosions in the upper atmosphere that scrambles electronics, like a sudden power surge.

In their warning, the experts claim that such a blast could indirectly wipe out up to 90 per cent of people in the US within a year.

The chilling warning comes from Dr William Graham and Dr Peter Vincent Pry from the EMP Commission, in a new paper titled 'North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat.'

The experts claim that an EMP bomb would be detonated from an altitude of 30 to 400 kilometres (18.6 to 250 miles) above a target, resulting in the loss of electricity to an enormous region.

This could have a range of devastating effects, including knocking out refrigeration for medicines and food, disrupting communication networks, and preventing water processing.

In the paper, the researchers wrote: 'The result could be to shut down the US electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 per cent of all Americans.'

The researchers describe the 'devastating damage' that an EMP attack could inflict against the US.

They wrote: 'With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by new, radical US adversaries, beginning with North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the US becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the United States.

'It is critical, therefore, that the US national leadership address the EMP threat as a critical and existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP.'

According to the experts, North Korea could make an EMP attack against the United States by launching a short-range missile off a freighter or submarine or by lofting a warhead to 30 kilometres burst height by balloon.

Alternatively, they say that an EMP attack might be made by a North Korean satellite.

As well as urging officials to prepare for a possible EMP attack, the researchers also warned that North Korea's weaponry is becoming more of an issue.

The experts wrote: 'The EMP Commission finds that even primitive, low-yield nuclear weapons are such a significant EMP threat that rogue states, like North Korea, or terrorists may well prefer using a nuclear weapon for EMP attack, instead of destroying a city.'

The warning comes just weeks after fears that Kim Jong-un would unleash an EMP bomb over South Korea in an attempt to disrupt the financial infrastructure.

'Current regulations prohibit the transfer of client information overseas, so we are discussing ways to revise those rules so we can set up data back-up centres abroad', a financial official told the Korea Herald, according to The Sun.

According to the paper, South Korea is also on alert for EMP strikes on its nuclear power stations, government ministries and airlines.


The weapon, known as a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb, uses high-intensity radio waves emitted from nuclear explosions in the upper atmosphere.

When a nuclear bomb explodes, it emits a burst of gamma rays.

These slam into air molecules, knocking off electrons and accelerating the negatively charged particles.

Earth's magnetic field then sends many of these high-speed electrons towards the planet's poles.

The electrons respond to this by letting off their newly acquired energy as a powerful blast of electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves.

The radio waves can cover an entire continent and cripple circuits inside modern electronics on a vast scale.

This could have a range of devastating effects, including knocking out refrigeration for medicines, disrupting communication networks, and preventing water processing.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


The asshole’s asshole lawyer says Trump’s call for the protesting NFL players to be fired “threatened all patriotic Americans.”

Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL payer to refuse to stand for the National Anthem, was dumped by the San Francisco 49ers at the end of last season. So far this season no other NFL team has picked him up. He is suing all 32 NFL team owners, claiming they colluded to keep him from playing.

Kaepernick retained celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos who among other celebrities represented child molester Michael Jackson. In a statement concerning the law suit, Geragos said that President Trump’s call for the protesting NFL players to be fired “threatened all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation.”

Holy shit, I must have missed something in grade school, in high school, in college and in the army. Up to now I thought patriotic Americans stood at attention during the playing of the National Anthem. But according to Geragos, patriotic Americans disrespect our flag and country.

I’m sure the owners of the 32 NFL teams did not get together and agree not to hire Kaeperprick. I believe the reason he remains unemployed is because none of the NFL owners wanted to pick up a player who is hated by most NFL fans and is loathed throughout the nation.

Let’s recall what Mike Ditka, former coach of the Chicago Bears, said on October 8:

“If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football… Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else to try to play the sport, you wouldn’t have a job… If you can’t respect the flag and the country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say, adios.”

The media has been trying to clean up the protests by saying they were against racial injustice. But Kaeperprick protested against police brutality and all the son-of-a-bitch players that are now taking the knee are doing so in support of the asshole.

To dispute the protesters Ditka also said, “there has been no oppression in this country in the last 100 years that I’m aware of.”

I suggest Kaeperprick and his fellow protesters pack up and leave for Rwanda and Uganda where the African Hackemup League's Watusis can use the players’ talents in their rivalry with the Hutus. I think Iron Mike would totally agree with me.

As an added bonus for playing in the African Hackemup League, the protesting players won’t have to worry about white racist cops shooting unarmed black men, which is what they were protesting against back in the NFL.

As for Kaeperprick’s asshole lawyer Mark Geragos, I strongly suggest the low-life bastard take a course on what patriotism means.

(Kaeperprick: Spell check missed that one.)


by Bob Walsh

Nutraloaf is one of those wonderful things you find in prison. Like cavity searches and potty watch it sort of comes with the job. It is fed to inmates who are assholes, or at least acting assholeish, often in relation to food (like throwing food or refusing to surrender a food tray or utensils.) It is nourishing food, but it doesn't look or taste like it so much.

Kevin Dickens is a guest of the people of Delaware. Back in 2010 he filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system, asserting he was being constructively starved as the Nutraloaf is essentially unedible.

Now TWO layers of the federal judiciary have told the asshole to kick rocks, shut up and eat his fucking Nutraloaf. Case dismissed.


by Bob Walsh

Two men decided they wanted to escape from the Marshall County, KS, jail. Not exactly a huge surprise there. They were able to do so, for about two hours, and despite a fair bit of shooting nobody got hurt.

Jeffrey S. Guenther, 46, and Matson Z. Hatfield, 30, set a fire in their cell just before 4:00 pm. (Should have been plenty of staff available at that time one would think.) During the confusion the two prisoners managed to "force their way thru the jail" (whatever the hell that means) and seize shotguns and ammunition (How the hell did that happen?). They got out of the building and hijacked a personally owned pickup truck from an employee,

Both men were captured separately less than two hours after their escape. They are looking at significant additional charges.

I wonder if the jail is looking at revising their operating procedures and/or staff training? If not, they sure as hell should be.


by Bob Walsh

Beanney Baca is currently a guest of the county of San Joaquin, CA. She admits to putting nine bullets into a man. She denies attempting to murder him.

Ms. Beanney, 21, asserts that she was a rape victim. She went to a house party and ingested a fair amount of Hennesy 5 star. She then passed out. She asserts she woke up to find the bullet catcher having sex with her. She left the house and went home. After showering she got dressed and sought out an unlicensed gun dealer at about 0600 and bought a .32 for $400. The seller had to load it for her. She then returned to the home where she was allegedly raped, located the rapist and emptied the gun into him, hitting him nine times.

She is being held against a $2 million bail for being an ex-felon in possession of as gun, a prohibited person in possession of ammunition and attempted murder. The bullet catch is likely to survive. Ms. Beanney is looking at being a guest of the people for a long, long time.


by Bob Walsh

The legislature of the formerly great state of California passed a bill to Governor Moonbeam's desk this week that would require anybody who wants to be listed on the presidential ballot in CA to release their tax returns. Moonbeam, who has declined to release his own personal tax returns, vetoed the bill.

Since Jerry Brown is about 130 years old and unlikely to ever run for elected office again it is just barely possible that he is making a principled stand on the issue. Sometimes with Moonbeam it's hard to tell.


by Bob Walsh

The formerly great state of California is now even more wonderful than before as Governor Moonbeam has signed the Gender Recognition Act which, in accordance with the zeitgeist, does anything other than recognize gender.

The state will now issue drivers licenses with NON-BINARY indicated as sex-gender and will reissue birth certificates with NON-BINARY as the sex-gender on them. The designation requires nothing other than the applicant signing an affidavit asserting that the change is not for any fraudulent purpose.

I wonder how this will effect jail and prison operators? Just asking.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kookfornia


Homeopathy is 'QUACKERY': Experts warn the controversial practice is 'unethical', 'outrageous' and 'scientifically implausible'

By Stephen Matthews

Daily Mail
October 16, 2017

Homeopathy is 'quackery' and the widely disputed principles it revolves around are 'unethical and outrageous', researchers claim.

British scientists argue it's 'scientifically implausible' the controversial practice, used by 500 million people across the world, has any effect.

Experts at Royal Veterinary College London made their conclusion after reviewing more than 50 animal trials over three decades.

The new study follows the NHS' proposed decision to ban dishing out homeopathic remedies as part of a major cost-cutting drive.

Homeopathy is said to work, including using herbal medicine, to help the body heal itself - but critics have long been sceptical.

Professor Peter Lees, who led the research published in Veterinary Record, said: 'It is scientifically implausible that homeopathy has any effect.

'It cannot have any benefit and by giving homeopathy you may be withholding alternative drug based products which may have some benefit.

'Ultimately homeopathy is quackery and using it may prolong suffering and shorten lives.'

Homeopathy: The facts

Homeopathic and herbal remedies have long been prescribed to tackle afflictions such as stress and insomnia.

However, scientists argue they are so highly diluted that little of the substance they contain actually remains.

Its central principle is that 'like cures like', that is a substance which causes certain symptoms can help cure those symptoms.

Another concept is based around a process of dilution in alcohol or distilled water and shaking, called succussion. Advocates believe that the more a substance is diluted in this way, the greater its power to treat symptoms.

For example, caffeine (homeopathic name, Coffea Cruda) is a stimulant, and is used to treat insomnia. And hayfever sufferers take a very weak solution of pollen.

What the NHS thinks

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens described homeopathy as 'at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds' in July.

In the last five years it has cost the NHS at least £578,000, for treatments using heavily diluted forms of plants, herbs and minerals.

NHS England says there is no 'robust evidence' homeopathy works at all and has launched a consultation to stop GPs prescribing it.

The plans will see NHS patients have to pay for such remedies, alongside items available cheaply in supermarkets and chemists.

What have the reports found?

A House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy seven years ago said that the remedies perform no better than placebos.

And, a 2015 report from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council looked at the results of roughly 200 studies on the effectiveness of homeopathy.

Through this, they determined that these are no better than a sugar pill, and are not proven effective for any health condition.

However, Prince Charles asked for the controversial therapies be made widely available on the NHS and in 2007 lobbied the then Health Secretary to fund them.

EDITOR’S NOTE: You mean that cinchona bark I’ve been chewing on and then swallowing all these years isn’t doing me any good. Well, it did help to send my dentist’s kids through college.


Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for 'Smoking Gun' That Would Impeach Trump

By Drew Schwartz

October 16, 2017

Larry Flynt, the founder of Hustler and First Amendment crusader, is offering a whopping $10 million reward to anyone who can dredge up dirt on President Trump so damning it could get him impeached, FOX Business reports.

On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a full-page ad in which Flynt argues that Trump's presidency is "illegitimate" and asks for "the smoking gun" that could get him impeached.

"Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative—three more years of destabilizing dysfunction—is worse," Flynt writes. "Buried in Trump's tax returns or in other records from his far-flung investments there may be a smoking gun."

Flynt outlined a six-point list of what he sees as Trump's biggest gaffes, spanning from his firing of James Comey, to his response to Charlottesville, to his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, and beyond.

At the bottom of the diatribe, Flynt lists a toll-free number and an email address through which any potential snitches can get in touch with the Hustler founder. According to the Post, the phone line will be staffed from 8:30 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, for the next two weeks.

According to the Hill, this is the second time that Flynt has offered a reward for dirt on Trump. During the 2016 election, Hustler offered $1 million to anyone who could turn over video or audio of Trump "engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner." Shortly after that, the Washington Post published audio tape from Access Hollywood of Trump saying he could grab women "by the pussy," the AP reports.

"I do not expect any of Trump's billionaire cronies to rat him out, but I am confident that there are many people in the know for whom $10 million is a lot of money," Flynt writes. "Make no mistake, I fully intend to pay the entire sum. Sure, I could use that $10 million to buy luxuries or further my business, but what good would that do me in a world devastated by the most powerful moron in history?"


Israeli jets hit Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to attack

Israel Hayom
October 16, 2017

The Israeli Air Force on Monday struck a Syrian missile battery that fired on its warplanes as they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon earlier in the day, the Israeli military said.

IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said Monday's strike targeted a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery deployed 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Damascus.

IAF jets dropped four bombs on the battery, completely destroying it. Manelis said Israeli forces were unharmed in the incident.

He said the battery had earlier fired missiles at Israeli fighter jets that were on a routine aerial reconnaissance flight, and said the attack was "a clear provocation by the Syrian regime, which is unacceptable."

At noon Monday, the military spokesperson tweeted: "Earlier today, an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syria toward IAF aircraft during a routine flight over Lebanon. No hits confirmed."

While Israel has no intention of being dragged into the Syrian civil war, "it will react to any and all provocations," Manelis told reporters.

He said the IDF had notified the Russian forces deployed in Syria of the operation in advance, as part of the Israel-Russia regional security coordination arrangements.

He also told journalists that the incident will be discussed during Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's visit to Israel.

Shoigu was expected to land in Israel several hours after the incident. He is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other senior defense officials to discuss Israel's concerns over Iran's military entrenchment in Syria.

Monday, October 16, 2017


Hillary Clinton admits she tried to get out of going to the Trump inauguration and dismisses WikiLeaks as 'an arm of Russian intelligence' - and STILL blames everyone but herself for losing the election in new interview

By James Wilkinson

Daily Mail
October 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton has admitted that she didn't want to go to Donald Trump's inauguration - and even tried to get out of it - in an interview at a UK book festival on Sunday.

Clinton told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that she had called George W Bush - a fellow critic of Trump in the run-up to the election - in the hopes that he wouldn't go, giving her an excuse to follow suit.

Bush Jr had agreed to attend in his position as a former President, along with wife Laura, she said - and so she and Bill had to 'suck it up' and go too.

She also slammed WikiLeaks for turning into 'an arm of Russian intelligence' by hosting Democrats' hacked emails on its site, and blamed that leak - and James Comey's reopened investigation into her emails - for losing her the election.

Clinton, who was promoting her memoir, What Happened, told interviewer Mariella Frostrup that she had attended the inauguration not as a political opponent but as a former First Lady.

'I did not want to go, Mariella. I looked for every reason not to go - we called the [younger] Bushes and said are you going?' she said, to laughter.

'The other Bushes were hospitalized - I think for real,' she added, to more chortles, 'but the younger Bushes came and the Carters came, so Bill and I sucked it up did it.

'I wrote in the book that George W Bush, who I was sitting next to, was reported to have said, "That was some weird shit,"' she added.

Of course, that only occurred because she lost the election, despite having, as the reminded the audience, three million more individual votes than Trump.

That was because of a lot of factors, she said - though she didn't number herself among them.

'The way that Trump as a candidate played on bigotry prejudice and paranoia was a very important motivator,' she said, but saved harsher words for WikiLeaks.

The website hosted hundreds of emails taken from the DNC and Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, and which are believed to have been first obtained by Russians.

'[WikiLeaks,] I will say has become almost an arm of Russian intelligence, rather than an effort at at radical transparency,' Clinton fumed.

'You don't see them ever dropping anything negative about Putin and the Russians -just keep watching.'

She also blamed the Pizzagate conspiracy that rose out of the leaks, when a remark by John Podesta about going for pizza was turned into a conspiracy theory about a pedophilic sex trafficking ring under a DC pizzeria.

And she complained that 'in the Republican party, a very significant percentage of both make and female voters do not want a female president'.

But at the top of the list was James Comey's decision to reopen the investigation into her private email server, which she claims lost her the election 10 days before the vote was called.

'I don't think [Pizzagate] would have been enough, despite the Russians and the Trump's best efforts, and, who knows [Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica], and all those who were involved.

'But the Comey letter sealed it, and the cumulative impact - we still have anecdotal evidence of people saying, "Well I couldn't vote for her after what she did at that pizzeria."'

She did not blame herself for losing the election at any point.

Clinton complained that since coming to power, Trump has destabilized the world and America, particularly by opening up 'two nuclear confrontations at the same time' by demanding an end to the Iran deal while North Korea continues to fume.

Frostrup also brought up claims - first reported by Page Six - that Bill Clinton had told Hillary not to publish her book because she would sound 'angry' and 'bewildered'.

'My husband read every page of the book, gave me great editorial suggestions, said it was critically important to get it out,' she said.

'He was surprised that I wanted to get it out as quickly as I did, but he fully supported that.' She added that he was 'very proud' of the finished book.

In the wake of the recent claims of rape, sexual assault and harassment leveled at film producer Harvey Weinstein, Frostrup also brought up similar historical claims made against Bill Clinton.

Frostrup said that even as an admirer of Hillary Clinton's, she felt 'let down' by her because she was not 'sympathetic to the women who talked about having been hit on by your husband'.

Hillary Clinton attempted to evade the topic, saying 'that was a very difficult time during which my husband was held accountable, both personally and politically,' and that 'I'm not going to revisit it and re-litigate it.'

Frostrup pointed out that she was talking about her response, not the original charges, and Clinton evaded again, trying to focus on the wider issue.

'The stories of the women coming forward now are reminders that this is not limited to one person in one walk of life,' she said, saying that such cases are 'common' and that more support needs to be given to 'the women coming forwards.'

Frostrup pushed again, and got a similar response, with Clinton telling her to 'leave [the case] to history' and that while individual cases should judged on their own, it was more important to 'shine a bright spotlight' on the 'pattern' of abusive men.

This time, Frostrup let her go.

Clinton concluded her talk with words of support for gun control and birth control, and supporting NFL players who kneel before the anthem.

The athletes are not protesting the flag or anthem, she pointed out, but police violence against black people - and that they are kneeling, rather than turning away from the flag.

Their protest is 'perfectly legitimate,' she said. Nobody should be offended by it unless they are choosing to be offended by it and their president is telling them to be offended by it.'

EDTITOR’S NOTE: And that is why I call the bitch a bitch!