Sunday, April 30, 2017

Trump team did vet Flynn, hired him anyway: NBC News


Trump team did vet Flynn, hired him anyway: NBC News

Rachel Maddow reports a scoop from NBC News that the Donald Trump transition team and the White House did do a background check on Mike Flynn. Also, a source tells NBC News they were aware of Flynn's business ties to Turkey, but hired him to be Trump's National ... more Duration: 20:00

Russian pro-democracy movement resists Putin's oppression

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/28/17 Russian pro-democracy movement resists Putin's oppression Vladimir Kara-Murza, vice-chairman of Open Russia, an international Russian pro-democracy movement, talks with Rachel Maddow about the risks of opposing Vladimir Putin in Russia and the resilience of Russia's pro-democracy, anti-Putin movement. Duration: 11:22

Friday, April 28, 2017

North Korea Real Life Footage NEVER Seen Before | FULL Documentary 2017 ...

North Korea coping with shortage of gasoline

North Korean youths in uniform carry furniture along a bridge in Pyongyang on Monday. The city is facing a shortage of gasoline at stations, according to Chinese state media. File Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA
April 20 (UPI) -- Gas stations in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang have suspended services due to a gasoline shortage in the country, according to Chinese state media.
China's Global Times reported Thursday several fueling stations in the city were shut down and the price of 4 gallons of gasoline had risen from $13 to $22.
Fuel for cars was only being provided to vehicles with diplomatic license plates, according to the report.
A Chinese investment official in the country who spoke anonymously said that stations servicing foreign envoys "never shut down."
The restricted service is unprecedented and possibly a forewarning of rising oil prices, the official told the Global Times.
The report, however, did not provide details on why the measures were being taken, or whether China was signaling to North Korea of impending sanctions.
China is expected to take bold measures against North Korea if Pyongyang goes ahead with a sixth nuclear test.
Beijing could cut its supply of crude oil, a heavy form of punishment that could cut into the 1 million tons of oil China supplies to the relatively isolated country annually.
North Korea relies on China for 75-90 percent of its oil imports and the fate of North Korea's economy depends heavily on Chinese actions.
The two countries have shown signs of a new rift following the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
State media have been more outspoken in criticism of the Kim Jong Un regime, and North Korea in turn may be cracking down on the viewing of Chinese media, according to sources in the country.
An ethnic Chinese resident in North Korea told Radio Free Asia authorities have cracked down on foreign media in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province.
The crackdown extends to the ethnic Chinese population who were once free to watch the movies in their homes, the source said.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

House Intel Committee Members Press Conference On Michael Flynn 4/27/17

Playing In the Kitchen and running with knives

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ivanka Trump had nothing but nice things to say to each other Tuesday during their brief encounters in Berlin. Instead, they let subtle shade speak to the obvious tensions created between them by President Donald Trump.

Merkel thanked the first daughter and recently appointed assistant to the president for having "braved this trip to Germany" during a gala dinner Tuesday night, including a slight nod to her father’s far-right ideologies on immigration and global trade, two issues the world leaders differ greatly on. "I hope we were a good audience for you,” Merkel said, “and that you’ll take some new ideas home with you."

Hours earlier, Ivanka Trump was hissed and booed at while defending her father’s advocacy for women on a stage she shared with Merkel Tuesday afternoon. The first daughter insisted her father was "a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive."
The United States’ longstanding alliance with Germany has been thrown into question due to a riff between Merkel and Trump during her first trip to the U.S. since the 2016 election. The president reportedly handed the German chancellor an "outrageous" bill for money he believed her nation owed NATO. The alleged invoice called for Merkel to fork up nearly $300 billion. The two leaders did not shake hands at the end of their meeting in March.

Judy Slater - Hardcore Racist

Fox News Channel says it has fired Judy Slater, who worked as a comptroller for the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for nearly two decades, in the wake of what it called “abhorrent behavior” that had been brought to the attention of senior management in recent weeks.
Slater had been accused of marking derogatory comments to African-American employees at the TV unit, according to a person familiar with the matter, and was investigated after the situation was made known to Kevin Lord, executive vice president of human resources at the company, which comprises the operations of both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. This person said the executive had been accused of making demeaning remarks to African-American staffers and ridiculing the way she said the employees pronounced words.
Thirteen current or former Fox News employees of color, including a current anchor, have joined two racial discrimination lawsuits against the network, CNN reported Wednesday. Those dozen-plus plaintiffs are just the beginning, their lawyer predicted.
“This lawsuit will continue to grow, I suspect,” attorney Douglas Wigdor said at a press conference, according to CNN, noting that he has received calls from additional on-air Fox employees since he filed an amended version of the complaint Tuesday.
In a statement, Wigdor accused the network of “systemic race discrimination” and expressed hope that the litigation would prompt the network to take swift action.
“When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” the statement read.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keeping Campaign Promises

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Russian and Chinese Military Heads to North Korean Borders


Dailymotion's Copyright Infringement Notification for "LIFEBOAT" Downloaded from a Russian Movies Archive Site

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- It appears that Russian Movie Archives are not allowed as downloads on the internet.  The search was, in investigating many links, this writer came upon the stream of "LifeBoat".  A fantastic copy, well balanced, just like Hitchcock's vision.  

The copy in question is from Russia.  

Secondly, it's in their public domain.  

Now there is a legal fight over a SEVENTY (70) year old film that's in Public Domain.  CEO and President Kenneth Howard Smith of Smith Data Communications, parent company to SDC OmniMedia Group, SDC DIGITAL RadioWorks, which specializes in old films and digital distribution concludes ". . .when these old films were being snapped up starting about 1993 as VHS tapes, the value was zero."  

Smith help with the creation of early VHS to digital recording software and hardware to create the first public domain movie archives.  

In the early days of computers, Smith had to right small programs, with routines and sub-routines. Having to re-write the same instructions, Smith decided to place these routines into databases.  Smith's  first offering was SDC's  eSBASE.  

After the first  release on local computer BBS in the old days, the building of programs was as easy as just using plan text to describe your routine and the eSBASE would build the program in about twenty minutes that load over eight - 5 1/2 inch data disks.

Other crazy things that Smith has completed, by placing an mp3 file on a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk at 1.44 M in the early days.  Smith is also known for creating the program "Snapper" that removed and aligned sentences and periods in a scanned document.  Smith also help with the development of the early True Type and Letra Set type faces that were converted to digital media.

Smith knows quite a bit about compression and squeezing data into small spaces back in the early days. One of Smith's early programs include the first home business database entitled " Check-Mate" that help compile monthly checking accounts.

The base software sub-routines were the foundation for thousands of computer programs in the early days of the IBM-PC 80808 - 80286 series units.

Smith's battle for a film that was made four (4) years before he was born, and now at almost 75 years old, Smith must defend a piece of art that is clearly art of the Public.  "It is with great anticipation that SDC OmniMedia Group receive these papers for legal action.  It's going to be like a basketball game -- lots of three (3) point shots. Smith adds.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Anyone tell AG Sessions that Hawaii is a State in the United States of America?

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) --  Did AG Sessions really vote for the judge that cancelled his Boss's Ban on travel?  It goes to show you that the only thing is missing here is Sessions White Robes and crosses to burn.  In 2017, we really have the most white supremacist and people of color hater in the country.  It's all about him.  Even a letter from the grave of Coretta Scott King can not detour this ignorant and self centered bigot. -khs

On that day in March of 1959, thousands took to the streets of Honolulu, playing Dixieland music and waving banners, with children stopping to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Congress had just sent a bill to the White House to give Hawaii the statehood it had “so long deserved,” local reporters wrote. Five months later, on Aug. 21, the collection of islands in the Pacific Ocean officially became the 50th state of the United States.
During the years of statehood that followed, thousands of Hawaii citizens served in the military, died and were wounded in wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, won countless decorations and spearheaded civil rights advancements. Others served with distinction in Congress, particularly the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, who had lost an arm fighting in World War II with the famed Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, ultimately winning the Medal of Honor.
One Hawaii-born American rose to become the president of the United States.
But on Thursday, some felt as though the 50th state was being disrespected, relegated to five words: “an island in the Pacific.”
In an interview with “The Mark Levin Show” that was later uncovered by CNN, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implied that a judge from Hawaii — which he called simply “an island in the Pacific” — should not be able to strike down Trump’s travel ban.
“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Sessions said.
Later, Justice Department spokesman Ian D. Prior clarified Sessions’s remarks in a statement: “Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific — a beautiful one where the Attorney General’s granddaughter was born,” he said. “The point, however, is that there is a problem when a flawed opinion by a single judge can block the President’s lawful exercise of authority to keep the entire country safe.”
The comments were not only demeaning, it was noted, but also geographically incorrect. The state of Hawaii is not, in fact, an island in the Pacific — it is a stunningly beautiful collection of islands, an archipelago of eight major islands and many islets and atolls. Its wondrous beaches and mountains attract millions of visitors from the U.S. mainland, who don’t need passports to visit, and bring in massive amounts of revenue to the United States from foreign countries, especially Japan.
One of its islands is indeed called Hawaii, but the federal judge that Sessions criticized is based in Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump loses track of US fleet at sea - These Days everyone has GPS - Kushner: Being set up for failure

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Once upon a time in a land far, far away called Rome.  It's leader drink to much wine from leaded vessels, but in his last days, he fiddled while Rome Burned.  Now let us go forward a couple of thousand years to a land far, far away and it was called America.  The leader of the land was called Trump and he believed that you could lie to its people and point the blame at the past administrations and there he would past the problems to them and therefore resolving himself of all it problems transferring blame of what-so-ever - to whom so ever.

In Trump land, the old codger and his "Southern" Style old white generals from the days of the Civil War decided they would turn the country back to it's heydays where Slavery and Mint Juleps where the order of the day.  All women belonged to them.  The old generals all wished for the carriages with horse drawn power and old boilers for their new fleets of steel ships.

Trump loses track of US fleet at sea - With GPS on cellphones, cars and numerous other devices, how does one loose an "armada"?  When U.S. officials claimed two weeks ago that an American aircraft carrier was heading toward waters near North Korea, it was actually sailing in the opposite direction, The New York Times and Defense News report.

Amid growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. Pacific Command announced on April 8 that the USS Carl Vinson strike group would sail north to the western Pacific after departing Singapore that day. An American official told Reuters at the time that the ships’ move toward the Korean Peninsula was a show of force directed at the regime of Kim Jong Un.
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told Fox News the next day that the group was being rerouted from Singapore toward the Korean Peninsula as a “prudent” show of force.

Got a minute? President said ‘armada’ headed for Korean peninsula … but ship headed in other direction … a special election in Georgia… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

We are sending an armada’

As tensions with North Korea rose, the US military said that a naval carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, was headed to the area. “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Donald Trump said. Except the carrier was headed in the opposite direction, it emerged.

How do you set up another person to fail so miserably?  You can not help it, Jared Kursher 

Kushner has been set up for failure

Jared Kushner is emerging as the smoothest, slickest operator in the Court of King Donald. He is also, by far, the busiest — and the hardest to fire.
President Trump is apparently convinced that his son-in-law, who serves officially as a senior adviser, can fix anything. Make that everything: In less than three months, Trump has given Kushner, 36, the following assignments:
• Reinvent the federal government, one of the biggest and most complex organizations in the world. As head of the “White House Office of American Innovation,” Kushner is supposed to bring the mindset and practices of the business world to the public sector. Given that his father went to jail for crimes including tax evasion, and that his boss declared four business bankruptcies, we can only hope Kushner looks far afield for role models.
• Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The greatest diplomatic minds of the century all failed at this Sisyphean task, but at least Trump gave Kushner instructions. Asked about a two-state solution, Trump said: “I am looking at two-state, and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.” That must be what negotiators call latitude.
• Manage the U.S. relationship with Mexico, a nation Trump repeatedly maligned during his campaign. Trump still claims Mexico will pay for the wall he promises to erect along the border. Those who want to see some hideous, unnecessary barrier actually built should wish Kushner good luck with that.
• Manage the U.S. relationship with China, another nation Trump has repeatedly maligned. The president continues to insist that China keeps the value of its currency artificially low, to boost exports, but presently that is not the case. If anything, the Chinese government is propping up the yuan. I’m sure President Xi Jinping will understand when Kushner explains the discrepancy.
• Assess how the fight against the Islamic State is going. Kushner landed in Iraq Monday along with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to get a firsthand look at the situation. “The more appreciation you could have for what’s actually happening on the ground, the more informed you are when you start talking about the strategic issues,” Dunford said.
Those words reflect Dunford’s understanding that on all sorts of “strategic issues” facing the Trump administration, Kushner has a seat at the table. I mean literally: According to The New York Times, at a Situation Room meeting of the National Security Council’s “principals committee” last month to discuss North Korea, Dunford was late to arrive; the only open seats were among the backbenchers along the wall. Kushner gallantly rose from his tableside seat and offered it to Dunford. Such a polite young man.
When you think about it, Kushner’s outsized role should be no surprise. The only kind of business Trump knows is family business; he started out working for his father, and now his children are his top lieutenants at the Trump Organization. In the way they put family above all else, there is a bit of the Corleones in the Trumps. Minus all the homicides.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka is also taking a senior — and unpaid — advisory post in the White House. This will put her in good position to cover her husband’s flank — and he’ll need it. Given all the ambition and jealousy in the West Wing, Kushner might think about employing a food taster.
Chief strategist Steve Bannon and his band of “economic nationalists” are trying to pull the president along the populist path he outlined during the campaign. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, a former chair of the Republican Party, represents the views of the GOP establishment. But Bannon and Priebus are willing to put aside their rivalry and join forces against a group known as “the New Yorkers” or “the Democrats,” a faction that includes Council of Economic Advisers chief Gary Cohn and the Kushners.
Kushner was reportedly disappointed with the bill House Republicans came up with to replace the Affordable Care Act. Nothing said “washing my hands of this whole mess” like taking a skiing trip out West while Bannon and Priebus desperately tried, and failed, to keep the legislation alive. But that’s just what Jared and Ivanka did.
Access to the president equals power, and none of Kushner’s rivals can compete on that score. He is a callow young man who cannot possibly accomplish all that is being asked of him. But think what being Trump’s son-in-law must be like. Maybe peace in the Middle East doesn’t look so hard.
Eugene Robinson is a columnist for The Washington Post.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Why VP Pence Lies so Hard to Maintain the Trump fantasy

It’s déjà vu all over again.

As the Trump Russia story continues to stutter forward, comparisons to Watergate are everywhere — and justifiably so. 

The revelations and denials, the slow unraveling of deception, the critical role of a free and independent press challenging the cover-up and digging for the truth are all very familiar, especially to those of us who actually were in Washington back during those peculiar days and nights of Richard Nixon.

But another inside-the-Beltway, historic parallel struck me last week when reports emerged of House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) suddenly jumping from his Uber car into another and covertly racing to the White House grounds, where he met with who-knows-who about who-knows-what. 

(The New York Times reported on Thursday that White House officials Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis gave Nunes access to “intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies.” Early Thursday evening, The Washington Post added to the list John Eisenberg, legal adviser to the National Security Council.)

When it comes to paralleling Nunes and his car switcheroo, there hasn’t been such noteworthy bolting from a vehicle in the District of Columbia since a South American stripper named Fanne Foxx dashed from the limousine of House Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills and jumped into the Tidal Basin. 

That was in 1974, just a couple of months after Nixon’s resignation. Foxe and Rep. Mills were having an affair and soon after his companion’s 2 a.m. dip, Mills, who was considered by many to be the most powerful man on Capitol Hill, had to give up his chairmanship. Foxe had her 15 minutes of fame, during which her exotic dancer sobriquet was changed from “The Argentine Firecracker” to “The Tidal Basin Bombshell.”

No word as to what Rep. Nunes’ stripper name will be, but I’m open to suggestions. Certainly Devin “D for Dumb” Nunes is a real possibility. Which brings to mind another congressional highlight of 1974, and I’m not talking about the superb work of the House Judiciary Committee passing articles of impeachment against Nixon. It also was the year that a start-up magazine, New Times, made a splash with its cover story naming, “The 10 Dumbest Members of Congress.” It was written by Nina Totenberg, now NPR’s star legal affairs correspondent.

No. 1 on her list was Sen. William Scott, Republican from Virginia, a one termer whose stupid-is-as-stupid-does behavior reportedly included racist and anti-Semitic remarks.

Time Cero launch new album ‘Time Cero’

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Time Cero launch new album ‘Time Cero’

by cleartonecool
Time Cero are a rock/alternative/metal band based in Lima, Peru and fronted by their creator Carlos Li Carrillo who moved to Boston USA when he was 18 years old. During his teenage years in Lima, Peru in the mid 80’s, Carlos was the bass player and co-writer of Thrash Metal band “Curriculum Mortis”. Their first material was recently released on a U.S. vinyl edition and sold out 1000+ copies in the first year of release.
During the early 90’s Carlos was in the Progressive Rock band called ‘Avispon Verde’ and recorded 2 records while gigging regularly across the Lima alternative rock scene. In the late 90’s Carlos relocated to Hong Kong where he was influenced by numerous music genres and sounds from different parts of the world delving into digital recording and electronic sounds.
In 2001 while Carlos was travelling around the world, he created Novalima an Electronic collective band. The band mixed different grooves and singers from the around the world with Afroperuvian vocals and percussions.
Novalima became a big success with its first self-titled album on the Lima music scene and they soon signed their ” Afro” album with Mr. Bongo Records based in the U.K.
The song Machete was licensed to the world famous Robert Rodriguez “Machete” movie starring Danny Trejo and Robert De Niro. Later on Novalima released the album Coba Coba which was nominated for the 10th Latin Grammy as Best Alternative Record.
It was after producing one more album in his previous band that Carlos decided to move into different directions and started his current solo project called Time Cero.
Time Cero mixes a combination of styles ranging from Industrial Metal and Rock sounds to tribal and dance percussion. The project was recorded in Lima, Peru and was mixed and mastered by Kevin Paul in London.
Kevin Paul was the head engineer of Mute records and has mixed known bands such as Nick Cave, David Bowie and Depeche Mode. In June 2016, Kevin Paul joined Carlos in Lima,Peru to mix the Surround 5.1 version of the Time Cero album which will be released worldwide on DVD a few months after the digital Stereo release this November.
The brand new single off the album is “Time Cero”.
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Trump's 'armada' heading toward Australia

By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON
When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an "armada" as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction.
It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda Strait and then into the Indian Ocean, as North Korea displayed what appeared to be new missiles at a parade and staged a failed missile test.
The U.S. military's Pacific Command explained on Tuesday that the strike group first had to complete a shorter-than-initially planned period of training with Australia. But it was now "proceeding to the Western Pacific as ordered," it said.
The perceived communications mix-up has raised eyebrows among Korea experts, who wonder whether it erodes the Trump administration's credibility at a time when U.S. rhetoric about the North's advancing nuclear and missile capabilities are raising concerns about a potential conflict.
"If you threaten them and your threat is not credible, it's only going to undermine whatever your policy toward them is. And that could be a logical conclusion from what's just happened," said North Korea expert Joel Wit at the 38 North monitoring group, run by Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

North Korean Soldier's Wish they were at a K-Pop Concert and living the life of a normal teenager

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- During the last visit by Vice President Pence at the DMZ, one has to only look into the see of their young soldiers and see the uncertainty of their leadership.  As we regular soldier's of real wars would tell you, that all bets are off after the first shot is fired.

When it came to the the failed missile test at the end of the long parade. . . it is questionable that electronic jamming may have been an issue.  With the release of the MOAB that is an underground cave destroyer that uses acoustic modeling to create a major shock wave where no one can survive.  The shock wave goes for miles in all directions liquefying everything and entombing the bodies and contents in a state of suspended animation for hundreds of years to come.

To fight, one must have something to fight for.  Let us fight for President Kim's dignity and his happiness.  In South Korea, these soldier's fight fro the right to get back to their new apartments, Samsung cellphones, a hot date night at the club, and a quick plane trip to visit a friend or family.  No questions asked.

The fire arms that these soldier's carry in a parade or only ceremonial. There is no physical relationship between them and their weapons.  There is no pride here, only the chance to display what is available to them during a parade or show.

After the first bullets are fired, does it become, hand-to-hand and go into full retreat mode?  Wars are very expensive.  At one time, we use "Soldier's of Fortune" to tumble and case havoc on governments and individuals we just wanted out of the way.  The price tag was very cheap in those days.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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