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  • VANITY - 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Assoc

    01/09/2019 12:58:31 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 3 replies
    I hope this sort of shameless vanity post is OK... let me know if not. Some of you may recall a friend of mine, a retired USMC col, who went on Fox News and Fox Business and elsewhere after he wrote a scathing letter to Roger Goodell about the NFL kneelers in 2017: YouTube Now, he's done a video in support of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Association... for anyone who may be interested. "Founded to foster connections, fellowship, social communications and support to those Marines, Sailors and the families who have served, are serving or have supported, the...
  • Statement from Press Secretary (Deportation of Nazi Way Criminal)

    08/21/2018 12:29:37 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 22 replies
    The White House ^ | 8/21/2018 | White House Press Secretary
    Early this morning, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented a 2004 order of deportation to the Federal Republic of Germany of Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi SS labor camp guard in German-occupied Poland and a postwar resident of Queens, New York. President Trump commends his Administrations comprehensive actions, especially ICEs actions, in removing this war criminal from United States soil. Despite a court ordering his deportation in 2004, past administrations were unsuccessful in removing Palij. To protect the promise of freedom for Holocaust survivors and their families, President Trump prioritized the removal of Palij. Through extensive negotiations, President...
  • Vanity - Tourists can't even come visit?

    08/06/2018 12:31:45 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 79 replies
    08/06/2018 | self
    My friends (a couple) from South Africa have a 2 week visit planned to see me at my place here in Las Vegas. This trip they were planning to bring their good friend, a younger (21 year old) friend of theirs (they're late 20's). The US denied her tourist visa... without asking any questions. The reason "risk of immigration". WTF? A young gal, with a family, friends, job (fitness model) in South Africa can't join her friends in the US for 2 weeks with return ticket in hand? But, anyone waltzing across the Mexican border is in for life no...
  • Fugitive Extradited in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Murder Case

    08/01/2018 11:47:31 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    SAN DIEGO, CA – Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the first-degree murder of U.nited S.tates Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was extradited from Mexico to the United States today, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Southern District of California U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman for the Southern District of California. He will be arraigned in U.nited S.tates District Court in, Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday tomorrow afternoon. Osorio-Arellanes has been in custody awaiting extradition since his arrest by Mexican authorities on April 12, 2017. Agent Terry was fatally shot on Dec.ember 14, 2010, when he and other U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered...
  • Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills 2 bosses while naked, police say

    12/23/2017 7:56:50 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 54 replies ^ | 12/23/2017
    COLUMBUS, Ohio —   A disgruntled mail carrier facing dismissal has been charged with aggravated murder for fatally shooting his supervisor at a suburban Ohio post office and with murder for killing a postmaster outside of her apartment complex. Twenty-four-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, was naked during both slayings Saturday morning inside the Dublin post office and at an apartment complex in nearby Columbus, police said. Stewart is charged with killing 52-year-old Lance Dempsey at the post office just before 4:30 a.m. Stewart had been scheduled to walk his mail route on Saturday, Columbus homicide Sgt. David Sicilian said. Columbus...
  • Jim Nabors, actor who portrayed Gomer Pyle on Andy Griffith show, has died

    11/30/2017 9:55:07 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    WPTV ^ | 11/30/2017 | Scripps National Desk
    Jim Nabors, a longtime actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith show, died Thursday at the age of 87. More on this as it develops.
  • Judge delays, tries to rein in X-rated civil trial of Jeffrey Epstein

    11/29/2017 7:05:07 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/29/2017 | Jane Musgrave
    WEST PALM BEACH — What promised to be a salacious trial probing billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual relationships with underage girls won’t get underway next week as planned. Citing the many unanswered legal questions that still swirl around the 8-year-old civil lawsuit pitting attorney Bradley Edwards against the 64-year-old Palm Beach convicted sex offender, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Donald Hafele agreed to delay the trial until March. “Under the circumstances of this unusual and relatively complex case, the court finds that there are simply too many significant, lengthy motions that are pending and need to be heard prior to December...
  • Russian oligarch docks yacht in Palm Beach ahead of Trump visit

    11/21/2017 12:13:19 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2017 | Julia Manchester
    A prominent Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin has docked his 500-foot yacht in the Port of Palm Beach, just days before President Trump makes his way to Mar-a-Lago. Roman Abramovich docked the yacht, which is estimated to be worth between $400 and $500 million, at the port on Friday afternoon, and is expected to stay until Dec. 5, according to The Palm Beach Post. Abramovich's arrival comes days before Trump is set to arrive at his Florida resort, dubbed the "winter White House," for the Thanksgiving holiday. There have not been reports or signs that the...
  • VANITY - Keeping tax records for deceased parent(s)

    10/21/2017 2:24:37 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 41 replies
    10/19/2017 | self
    Just curious if anyone has a good answer as to how long to keep tax records (and supporting documents) for a deceased parent. Even my accountant doesn't really have an exact answer... lots of "well, if she was suspected of tax fraud then longer...". My MIL died in 2011. We filed the estate tax stuff within the timeframe, and it got selected for an audit in 2013. We went through that and everything was settled without much fuss in 2014. We're looking to move again, and I want to shed more paperwork. We have tons of her paperwork going back...
  • Vanity - Friend will be on Fox & Friends Tomorrow

    09/25/2017 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 15 replies
    09/25/2017 | Self
    Just wanted to share this... My friend, and former roommate, will be on Fox and Friends First and on Fox and Friends tomorrow to weigh in on the NFL controversy. A little background on this guy, a retired USMC colonel (led one of the first light armored divisions into Kuwait during Dessert Storm). Tough as nails... and quite outspoken. When we were plebes together in military school, some officer came into our room, sat on his bed and leaned his head on the flag Jeff had on the wall. He threatened to break the officer's head if he didn't move....
  • Exclusive: FBI tracked 'fake news' believed to be from Russia on Election Day

    08/04/2017 1:52:22 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 87 replies
    CNN Breaking News ^ | 8/04/2017 | Shimon Prokupecz, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing "fake news," CNN has learned. In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral "news" stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary Clinton. "Are you kidding?" that official recalled saying to others at the White House as they celebrated a successful election. "What they did worked!"
  • Bainbridge Island authorities warn of active shooter near Eagle Harbor

    07/08/2017 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/09/2017 | Jessica Lee
    An active shooter has been firing a gun from a boat toward the Bainbridge Island shoreline late Saturday, near Eagle Harbor. People are advised to avoid the shoreline area. No one has been injured, said Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter. “He was just firing randomly,” Carpenter said. Washington State Ferries suspended Bainbridge Island-Seattle service until further notice. Law-enforcement officers were called to the area around 9 p.m., said city spokeswoman Kellie Stickney, though it’s unclear under what circumstances.
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

    06/22/2017 4:10:25 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    White House ^ | 06/21/2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. Rear Admiral Buzby is a retired Navy Rear Admiral whose career spanned 34 years, serving in at sea billets, primarily in cruisers and destroyers. He commanded the USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and the Military Sealift Command. He also held key positions on the Navy Staff, the Joint Staff, and several fleet staffs. He is a recipient of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. Buzby...
  • VANITY - Candida Auris

    06/02/2017 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    06/02/2017 | self
    There has been an interesting situation going on lately, and its a little bit alarming. Hospitals have been experiencing cases of "Candida Auris", which is a fungal infection. If the fungus gets into the blood it is potentially fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, ear infections, etc. My wife and I both had hospital visits last Fall, and we have both had these symptoms for the past 7 months or so. My wife saw an ENT in November who declared that she had throat cancer so she went to a family friend in Los Angeles who is a top oncologist....
  • First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says

    05/24/2017 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/24/2017 | Manu Raju and Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn't note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list "any contact" he or his family had with a "foreign government" or its "representatives" over the past seven years, officials said. Sessions initially listed a year's worth of meetings with foreign officials on the security clearance form, according to Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores....
  • CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

    05/09/2017 6:29:20 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 59 replies
    CNN Breaking News ^ | 5/9/2017 | van Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown
    Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
  • Vanity - Happy Birthday Melania!

    04/26/2017 6:29:39 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 15 replies
    04/26/2017 | self
    Happy birthday to our First Lady!!! Someone had to say it, since the MSM will ignore her birthday today.
  • Trump Ends Obama’s African Ebola Amnesty

    04/26/2017 9:05:32 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/25/2017 | Judicial Watch
    In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obama’s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administration’s broad executive order protecting millions of illegal alien Mexicans and Central Americans, but it was just as alarming. Launched in 2014, the Ebola reprieve was issued separately—and quietly—via a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that’s supposed to be short-term. Under the plan, the administration designated Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for TPS...
  • Detroit Doctor and Wife Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

    04/21/2017 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 58 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 04/21/2017 | DOJ
    A Detroit physician and his wife were arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint unsealed today for their alleged participation in a conspiracy that involved performing female genital mutilations (FGM) on minors. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios of the FBI’s Detroit Division and Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Detroit Field Office made the announcement. Fakhruddin Attar, M.D., 53, and his wife,...
  • Florida Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempting to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    04/18/2017 2:51:25 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    The Justice Department ^ | 04/18/2017 | Justice Department
    Joseph D. Jones, also known as “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” 35, and Edward Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested today on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Jones and Schimenti were arrested this morning. They are scheduled to make an initial appearance at on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. CDT (4:00 p.m. EDT) before U.S. Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman in Chicago, Illinois. Authorities also executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence in Zion today.