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It's beginning to rain indictments in the Southern District of NY

Turkey, money laundering, fraud! It's getting real!
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Thu Sep 7, 2017, 01:36 PM (8 replies)

Sheriff Clarke Was In Talks for a Trump White House Job--Then John Kelly Killed It

File this under "Everything Trump Touches Dies"


Officials in the West Wing tell The Daily Beast that Clarke had been in consideration for a White House post over the past seven weeks. But on Tuesday, the controversial former Milwaukee County lawman signed on with an outside group instead. He will serve as a spokesman and “senior adviser” for the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.

Four sources working in and close to the Trump White House said his failure to land a gig in the West Wing or at the Department of Homeland Security, where Clarke unsuccessfully sought a job earlier this year, was in large part the result of opposition from White House chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly led DHS until late July.

Though Clarke had been discussed for a possible White House communications or outreach role, Kelly’s position as chief of staff made the arrangement a “non-starter,” as one senior White House official put it. Earlier this year, while serving as DHS Secretary, Kelly had informed Clarke that an appointment to that department would not happen in part due to scandal surrounding the treatment of inmates in Clarke’s jail, and the ensuing negative media attention. According to two sources familiar with the discussions, this led to Clarke formally “rescinding” his intention to join the Trump administration in mid-June.

Clarke’s continued absence from the Trump administration is a further indication of Kelly’s attempts to limit the impact of fringe elements in the upper echelons of President Trump’s staff. At DHS, Kelly had personally shot down an idea, supported by some officials in the Trump White House, to have immigration ultra-hardliner Kris Kobach as deputy secretary of homeland security. As chief of staff, Kelly had ousted the former comms director Anthony Scaramucci, and curtailed access for close Trump advisers such as Omarosa Manigault.

Before Labor Unions... (post your memes here)

OK, this one's not labor-related, but I couldn't stop myself.
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 08:52 AM (3 replies)

Canada demands U.S. end right to work laws as part of NAFTA talks.


Canadian negotiators are demanding the United States roll back so-called "right to work" laws – accused of gutting unions in some U.S. states by starving them of money – as part of the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement. The request is part of a push by Ottawa to get the U.S. and Mexico to adopt higher labour standards under the deal.

Mexico, meanwhile, is campaigning to include its oil and gas sector in the deal.

These major moves on the labour and energy files came over the weekend at the second round of NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico City.

One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labour file, according to a schedule of the talks obtained by The Globe and Mail. One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request. Canada believes that lower labour standards in the United States and Mexico, including right to work, give those countries an unfair advantage in attracting jobs.

Send prayers: Texas Republican turns down donated blankets, beds, manpower from Canada


Those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana are only beginning to see the way the flood waters have destroyed their homes. Many families tried to ride it out, only to be rescued when the rising waters forced them onto their roof. Thousands escaped with only their lives and the clothes on their backs, losing everything they own.

But according to Secretary of State Rolando Pablos (R-TX), they don’t need any help. As Patheos captured, they just need a little more Jesus.

Quebec’s Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre called Pablos to express his sorrow and condolences on behalf of the people of the Canadian province. He also offered equipment and manpower.

Pablos turned it down. Instead he asked for “prayers from the people of Quebec,” the minister relayed.

Donnie-two-scoops is trying to hire minorities to hold signs, cheer on command, look non-white

Here's a prior ad for attendees in FL.

Here a link with some anti-Trump demonstrations planned
The largest on Facebook is "Protest Trump Downtown Phoenix," a protest scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Herberger Theatre Center across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center.
Another large gathering at the center is "White Supremacy Will Not Be Pardoned."
Tempe City Councilmember David Schapira organized "Never Again: Jews Against Hate Rally" at the Arizona State Capitol from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
"Unity March against Hate and Bigotry," for which people plan to meet at the Phoenix Convention Center and march to the Arizona state Capitol, which is about 2 miles away.
"Cosplayers Rally Against Hate," a group of people who plan to show up in costumes "to help drown out the hate groups."

DO NOT DO THIS! It will piss off Dolt45.

I mean, it would really hurt Trump's fee-fees if there were lots of empty seats at his Phoenix circle-jerk.
It would be really mean to register and no-show.

How to Tell If Your Eclipse Glasses or Handheld Solar Viewers Are Safe

What to Look For

How do you know if your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers are truly safe? You need to know that they meet the ISO 12312-2 (sometimes written as ISO 12312-2:2015) international safety standard. Filters that are ISO 12312-2 compliant not only reduce visible sunlight to safe and comfortable levels but also block solar UV and IR radiation.

Unfortunately, you can't check whether a filter meets the ISO standard yourself — doing so requires a specialized and expensive piece of laboratory equipment called a spectrophotometer that shines intense UV, visible, and IR light through the filter and measures how much gets through at each wavelength. Solar filter manufacturers send their products to specialized labs that are accredited to perform the tests necessary to verify compliance with the ISO 12312-2 safety specifications. Once they have the paperwork that documents their products as ISO-compliant, they can legitimately use the ISO logo on their products and packaging.

Even more unfortunately, unscrupulous vendors can grab the ISO logo off the internet and put it on their products and packaging even if their eclipse glasses or viewers haven't been properly tested. This means that just seeing the ISO logo or a label claiming ISO 12312-2 certification isn't good enough. You need to know that the product comes from a reputable manufacturer or one of their authorized dealers.

Safety info from NASA-

Buona Beef is now off the menu in my house.


Video at the link-

BEVERLY — The Buona Beef franchise is doing damage control after a viral video showed members of the Buonavolanto family harassing union members and spraying protesters with a garden hose.

On Tuesday in suburban Berwyn, Buona Beef's Joseph J. Buonavolanto and Jim Buonavolanto confronted union picketers who were criticizing their family's business for not hiring union workers.

"F------ losers, dude," one of the Buonavolantos can be heard saying to union members in one of two viral videos captured outside the chain's west suburban restaurant.

Revealed- New Clothing from designer Donnie-Many-Sides

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