ICE Tracks Down Illegal Alien From Newspaper

A man who recounted his longtime girlfriend’s arrest in a Seattle Times story about ramped-up immigration enforcement in Pacific County last month has now been detained, and says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents told him the arrest was because he was in the newspaper.

Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez, speaking by phone from the Northwest Detention Center, where he is being held, said he got off work about 4 a.m. Monday — he harvests clams around Willapa Bay — went back to his Ocean Park home and, a few hours later, headed to Okie’s Thriftway Market for coffee and eggs.

An SUV blocked his path into the parking lot, he said. An ICE agent got out and approached his car.

“You are Rosas,” the agent said, according to Aburto Gutierrez. “You are the one from the newspaper.”

Aburto Gutierrez, 35, was not identified by name in The Seattle Times, though his nickname appeared in the Chinook Observer in an August story about his girlfriend, Gladys Diaz, and her arrest by immigration officials who he said answered an online ad she placed to sell a homemade piñata. (Read more from “ICE Tracks Down Illegal Alien From Newspaper” HERE)

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Bristol Gives Names of Celebrities Who Sexually Harassed Palin Women, Points out Biggest Problem

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, watched as recent accusations of sexual misconduct ended the careers of high-profile figures in media, entertainment and politics.

She kept up with the #MeToo movement, where countless women have taken to social media to say that they too are victims of sexual harassment, assault and even rape.

Now, she has decided to speak out.

While Palin wrote in a blog post published Friday that she was “truly amazed by the unity that has been brought on by these courageous women (and men),” she noted that there is one thing “wrong” with the #MeToo campaign.

The media, Palin claimed, has a double standard when it comes to reporting on allegations of sexual harassment.

“What we need to look at is a real TRUE standard that needs to be set,” she wrote. “But here’s a question. How do we pick and choose whom to hold accountable? Why aren’t we looking at all of the sexual harassment? Why are some things ‘just a joke’ for some, and serious offenses for others?”

Palin asserted that it’s time “to come together and treat sexual harassment the same, no matter what side of the aisle you may be on.”

Her argument is not just based on conjecture. Instead, she claims that at least seven well-known celebrities harassed her or her family. The media, she said, did nothing.

“Are you ready to hold these people accountable?” Palin asked. “Here is a small example of what our family has gone though.”

The first name Palin put forth was that of Fox News host Chris Wallace. In 2010, radio host Don Imus asked Wallace, who was preparing to interview Palin, if, “When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap?

“One can only hope,” Wallace replied, according to CNN.

“Did Wallace receive any consequences for this kind of sexual harassment?” Palin asked. “None. No one at Fox Radio batted an eye with his violent misogynist rant — in fact he’s still celebrated.

Palin then went on to talk about late night talk show host David Letterman, who in 2009 made an inappropriate remark directed at the Palin family. Letterman joked that one of Sarah Palin’s daughters got “knocked up” by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez at a Yankees game.

Letterman claimed he was talking about Bristol Palin, who was 18 at the time. Sarah Palin, though, pointed out that then-14-year-old Willow had attended the game.

“Did he get reprimanded by CBS for this? No, no one batted an eye at it,” Bristol wrote.

The next name on her list was rapper Azeala Banks. In 2016, the entertainer advocated for Palin to be raped.

“Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headf—ed by a big veiny, ashy, black d— then be locked in a cupboard,” Banks tweeted.

Later, she added, “Honestly… Let’s find the burliest blackest n—-s and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on worldstar.”

Bristol Palin noted that Banks received no consequences for her tweets, and Twitter even allowed her keep her account open.

In 2011, former boxer Mike Tyson made similarly graphic remarks about the former governor of Alaska.

Up next was former “Fox & Friends” host and current CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota, who asked Sarah Palin in 2011 about her breasts.

“Harassing lines of questioning like that is to sexualize the female guest, thus discrediting the important issues she’s there to discuss,” said Bristol. “Gee, I wonder why voters have a hard time taking female politicians seriously when a news organization is more interested in the size of their bra than their brain?”

Finally, she called out two rappers — Macklemore and Eminem — for making sexual references to her mother in two of their songs.

Palin concluded that she is trying to “point out a very real issue – as a society, we cannot have double standards on sexual issues. We won’t fix it until victims of all political stripes are treated with respect and dignity!”

“Sexual harassment will never change when we have the double standards that we do today,” she wrote. “This isn’t about me or my family. Though the comments that have been made about us are horrible, this movement is way bigger than that.” (For more from the author of “Bristol Gives Names of Celebrities Who Sexually Harassed Palin Women, Points out Biggest Problem” please click HERE)

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Key Political Activist Battles Cancer, Rejects Conventional Treatment

As many of you know, Charlie and Regina Largent are not only close friends of mine, they have also been incredible defenders of liberty in Alaska. Both Charlie and Regina have been engaged in a major way in every one of my statewide races. The Largent’s have also been instrumental in other efforts, including establishing a local chapter of Alaska Right to Life on the Kenai Peninsula, where Regina served as the founding President of that board.

During my last race, in October 2016, Charlie’s position as an HSE manager on the North Slope was eliminated. As Charlie was actively involved at the time in social media, warring against our “senior senator,” this seemed a little too coincidental. But even though he lost his job, Charlie continued to work harder than ever as a volunteer on the campaign.

Three months later, on January 14, 2017, Charlie was diagnosed with Stage III esophageal cancer.

While the Largent’s made plans to start treatment locally in Soldotna, research on this (aggressive) type of cancer – and the limited experience with esophageal cancer of the doctors in Alaska – led to the decision to seek treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. An important consideration for this transition was to get to a facility where surgeons have conducted thousands of esphagectomies – a risky and life-changing surgery.

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So, a week and a half after diagnosis, Charlie, his wife Regina and two of their three children (the oldest staying behind as she was attending college full-time in Soldotna), borrowed my RV that I had stored in the lower-48, and drove on to Houston to for treatment at MD Anderson, staying at a nearby RV park. In order to afford this “all hands on deck” fight for his life, Charlie cashed out his retirement to cover living expenses for his family of five.

Headed to Houston in the borrowed RV where, despite the circumstances requiring travel, the kids still enjoy being kids. 🙂

During this chaotic and frightening time, close friends – and friends of close friends – shared with the Largent’s their own experiences with cancer in their families and, out of these shared experiences, it became clear to that there was much to be learned beyond the standard one-size-fits-all box of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. A monumental research effort ensued, both by the Largent’s as well as some of their close friends, where they found published studies reflecting horrendous 5-year survival rates for Charlie’s cancer when using the official “standard of care” (where the efficacy rate of highly toxic chemotherapy is about 2%, meaning for Charlie’s cancer, chemotheraphy fails about 98% of the time and, even the addition of radiation still promises between 85% and 90% death/failure rate within 5 years).

Friends shared personal stories of their own battles with cancer (or close family members’ battles), where they rejected the toxicity and high failure rate of the “standard of care,” instead pursuing a broad range of natural treatments that attacked the cancer from many angles (first and foremost of which is rebuilding the immune system). One close friend had completely rejected chemo and radiation, utilizing a strict diet and consistent IV immune-building therapy where her tumor shrank and was eventually cut out with no live cancer cells remaining. Another friend shared her grandmother’s story, who had suffered an aggressive breast cancer where, after surviving a tough bout of chemo and radiation, cancer reared its ugly head once more but this time the grandmother beat it naturally, with immune-building supplements and a strict diet.

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While at MD Anderson, a “top 1%” cancer facility, Charlie received important testing to determine whether his cancer had spread to other areas of his body (brain, stomach cavity, etc). Thankfully, although his tumor was large, it had not spread, so was still considered Stage III. Charlie had a team of doctors on his case and, at each meeting, he asked very open-ended questions about the powerful adjuncts to therapy that were well-documented to support a person’s immune system and overall health during a cancer fight (e.g., ascorbic acid by IV, cucurmin, fasting before chemotherapy, etc). Each time he asked about one of these powerful adjuncts – supported by multiple published studies and scientific evidence – his question was completely brushed off by the cancer “expert,” where he was told more than once, “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.” Because his health continued to deteriorate while in Houston, largely because of an unaddressed internal bleed, Charlie would later say that the cancer center was “ready to chemo and radiate a half dead guy.”

During this same short time-frame, the Largent’s research continued in the integrative world of natural medicine, where the importance of rebuilding a compromised immune system played a key role across the board for natural cancer fighting strategies. The Largent’s highly recommend these websites for anyone wishing to dig into this topic, including: ; and A major development for Charlie at this time was that when MD Anderson conducted an endoscopy a little over three weeks after his initial diagnosis, it was clear that his regime of supplements, juicing, and strict diet had had a profoundly positive impact on his cancer. In fact, the GI specialist said Charlie’s tumor could have been “half again bigger,” but it had (at worst) not grown at all in over three weeks and (at best) appeared to have shrunk by 2 cm! This “remission” was not at all what any of the doctors would have expected to see from an esophageal cancer patient who had not yet received “treatment.”

Alongside the friends who shared their non-toxic cancer fighting strategies, the Largent’s also met (by phone) a friend of a friend, “Greg,” who had just gone through conventional treatment, including an esophagectomy, after having a fairly smooth ride through the chemo and radiation regime that often devastates (or even causes death) for many cancer patients. Greg’s case was compelling, particularly since he was about the same age as Charlie and, at diagnosis, was in similar condition physically (including tumor size). He seemed to have sailed through treatments and appeared to be on the road to recovery. In fact, often, when Regina shared her research in the natural cancer fighting strategies with Charlie, he would say, “well, look at Greg and how well he has done!”

Then came the text message. It was March 2nd, about 60 days after Greg successfully completed his “standard of care” cancer treatment and surgery, and right at the time Charlie had to decide one path or the other – he had even been mapped and tattooed for radiation, and Regina had information on the ready for facilities in Reno and in Mexico where he could receive non-toxic immune building integrative treatment. The text, from Greg, simply said: “they just found a tumor in my colon and said it’s my esophageal cancer strain.” That hit like a ton of bricks – the secondary cancer spread meant Stage IV and almost certain death. [Footnote: Tragically, Greg died this past September

At this point Charlie had a series of conversations that helped counter the suspicious fears he had of opting for Mexico (where you can’t even drink the water!) over the “Cadillac plan” cancer treatment at MD Anderson. One of those conversations was with Rick Abbott, another Alaskan and a dual Stage IV cancer survivor who had gone to Mexico for treatment and who, after following a strict diet and regiment of natural supplements, was cancer free 5 years after being told in 2011 by oncologists in Alaska and Washington that he was terminal with no treatment options other than palliative care. His story is compelling and can be found here.

Here’s an amazing part of the Largent’s journey so far. While in Houston, they ran into the parents (pictured above) of a long-time dear friend of Regina’s from Dillingham, Alaska and ok, that happens. But there’s more! Once in Mexico, at the small (22-bed or so) International Bio-Care hospital, they met EIGHT people from, not just Alaska, but from the Kenai Peninsula where Charlie and Regina live! Apparently Rick Abbot’s astounding story of terminal-to-cancer-free recovery continues to reverberate. Additionally, three naturopathic medical students from Bastyr University toured the facility during the Largent’s stay, one of whom (pictured here with Charlie & Regina) turned out to be close friends of their sister-in-law (who is in her final year at Bastyr and set to graduate as a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)). As a side note, they also enjoyed meeting and getting to know a number of wonderful Amish families.

Once Charlie decided the direction for treatment (Mexico), everything moved quickly. Kids and pets were flown back to Alaska and travel arrangements to Mexico quickly fell into place. Charlie and Regina spent 3 weeks in Tiujuana for in-patient treatment (at the International Bio-Care Hospital that had successfully treated Rick Abbot as well as another friend in Regina’s Bible study group). Charlie’s treatment included daily IV infusions (8 hour nutrition feeds alternated with half-day cancer fighting feeds), hyperbaric chamber, hyperthermia and very nutritious organic meals and vegetable juicing. Just 3 days into treatment, the internal bleeding stopped (for the first time in months), and in 3 weeks, Charlie was in better physical shape than he had been in a few years. Because esophageal cancer is highly aggressive and adaptable (in the top 5 fastest growing), the doctors advised that he return in 6 months.

The International Bio Care hospital in Tijuana, Mexico put Charlie on an organic mostly raw veggie diet (fish or chicken a few times a week, but no red meat). A big change for a meat and potatoes kind of guy, but after just 3 weeks on a strict diet and daily IV therapies, he left with better blood work (tumor markers went DOWN) and felt so much healthier than he had in years.

Once back in Alaska, Charlie had to wait about a month to get in to see Dr. Robert Thompson, a local doctor who offers integrative treatment within the context of an IRB study. This internationally certified study includes doctors in the Lower 48 as well as doctors in countries outside the United States and is based upon the published results of pioneering work by Dr. James Forsythe in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Forsythe’s successful protocol can be found here. Also, a great interview with Dr. Forsythe can be found in breast cancer survivor Suzanne Somers book “Knockout.” For comparison, the dismal results of “standard of care” in cancer centers across the nation can be reviewed here, “Top doctors: Chemotherapy one of dozens of procedures shown to ‘give no benefit’”.

During the month Charlie waited to get in for his first consult with Dr. Thompson, he continued bi-weekly IV therapy with a local ND and followed a fairly strict diet. He did, however, suffer a couple of setbacks that left him in almost worse shape than when he started treatment after his diagnosis. First, Charlie had a j-tube placed as a precautionary measure due to location of his tumor at the esophageal junction and, while recovering from that surgery, he contracted a devastating virus that laid him out for days (thus further weakening his already compromised immune system). Also, after weeks of heavy iron supplementation Charlie’s cancer advanced quickly to close off his ability to eat or drink by mouth where he also suffered dramatic weight loss over the course of about three weeks. This was a frightening time for the Largent family. At times Charlie could not even swallow his own saliva and getting sufficient nutrition through a tiny j-tube took around the clock effort.

Charlie’s first Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT) with Dr. Thompson (as part of an international “IRB” study). In mid-June when this photo was taken, Charlie was receiving all of his fluids and nutrition via a J-tube (due to the tumor blocking his esophagus). Within just a week of starting IPT, however, his esophagus opened up and he was again able to eat normally!

Everything changed quickly once Dr. Thompson came on board. At the initial consult, Dr. Thompson told Charlie in no uncertain terms to “get off the iron, it will advance your cancer!” This caused no small amount of concern since multiple doctors had advised higher doses of iron because of his anemia – even weekly iron shots. The fact that excess iron is harmful (and especially for cancer patients) is not well known even in the medical community, but an in-depth explanation by a well-known neurosurgeon can be found here, as well as additional in-depth information here”>here, as well as additional in-depth information here.

Doctor’s are amazed, given the deadly aggressiveness of esophageal cancer, that Charlie continues to be able to (viably) fight. This is because they are used to seeing patients who, after just a few weeks of the standard chemo and radiation regiment, are physically in similar condition to those found in concentration camps (emaciated and malnourished). In fact, a more than a couple doctors have expressed overt surprise that his cancer has not metastaticized. During a recent telephonic consult, a Thorasic surgeon with the Swedish Institute in Seattle who had reviewed Charlie’s records, commented that Charlie’s condition (almost a year after diagnosis) is “quite remarkable.” Also a nurse working in a cancer hospital ward told the Largent’s that Charlie was “the healthiest cancer patient [she’d] ever seen!”

Once Charlie got off the iron and started his 5-days per week treatment with Dr. Thompson, his symptoms (difficulty swallowing and extreme fatigue) quickly turned around. Amazingly, within 7 days of being in Dr. Thompson’s care, Charlie went from complete reliance on his feeding tube for nutrition to eating by mouth normally. The treatment (and cessation of the iron) had definitely pushed back hard against the recent tumor progression.

A substantial problem quickly developed, however. Despite carrying Blue Cross insurance for most of his adult life and never, ever, even meeting his deductible, once Charlie’s treatment fell outside of the “standard of care” (i.e., that recommended by MD Anderson), every single bill submitted by his IRB MD was denied for a myriad of different “reasons.” Even more troubling, within the two inch tall stack of medical claim denials, it was discovered that mid-year, Charlie’s $2000 out of network deductible transformed (without notice) into a $6000 out of network deductible! And because his IRB doctor was not getting reimbursed by insurance, the Largent’s quickly had to start selling assets to pay the doctor upfront costs for the monthly $6k plus medications and supplies. The doctor currently carries forward a substantial balance on Charlie’s account for the cost of his time and his staff’s time and absent this exceptional generosity, Charlie would have been unable to continue this life-saving treatment.

As if the blanket denials for all of Charlie’s integrative treatments weren’t bad enough, some time between April 2017 and June 2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska arbitrarily increased his out-of-network deductible THREEFOLD, from $2,000 to a whopping $6,000! Although appeal preparations are in the works, this is just the type of shenanigan that can mean life or death for a cancer patient who clearly needs treatment sooner rather than later.

Without a doubt, the Largents have a long insurance battle over the payment denials, but their hope is that any “win” they manage to achieve as they fight the blatant discrimination against integrative natural treatment will provide an easier path for those who subsequently choose a path outside of the pharmaceutical box.

Currently, the Largent’s have paid out-of-pocket for medical treatment (including travel), in excess of $60,000. This does not include the $40,000(+) in medical bills that have stacked up due to insurance company denials. And due to the aggressive nature of Charlie’s cancer, delays with treatment caused by insurance claim denials could prove deadly. The Largent’s obviously need help to meet these demands and to continue providing for their family’s ongoing living expenses.

Providentially, the Largent’s local church has set up a tax-deductible fund to assist with catastrophes like this and is standing by to help the Largent’s. Please make your most generous donation HERE and select the benevolence fund so that Charlie can receive the care he needs.

The Largent’s are so thankful for the many friends and even friends of friends, who have reached out to encourage, to give a helping hand, and especially, to pray for Charlie and his family. Despite the roller-coaster fight for Charlie’s life, they know they are BLESSED.

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Congress Paid out $100K of Taxpayer Money to Settle Male Staffers’ Harassment Claims

The Congressional Office of Compliance paid out just under $100,000 in taxpayer funds to two male staffers to settle sexual harassment claims against disgraced former Democratic New York Rep. Eric Massa, according to a new report.

Massa resigned in 2010 following allegations that he groped and sexually harassed his male staffers. The secret settlement payments took place in 2010 following Massa’s resignation, ABC News reported on Thursday.

Massa’s settlement was part of the $17 million slush fund that was secretly paid out to settle congressional harassment claims, including sexual harassment complaints.

News of Massa’s settlement follows reporting that Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers quietly paid out more than $27,000 in taxpayer funds to settle with a sexual harassment accuser in exchange for her silence. (Read more from “Congress Paid out $100K of Taxpayer Money to Settle Male Staffers’ Harassment Claims Against Disgraced Democrat” HERE)

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Matt Lauer to Sandra Bullock in 2009 Interview: ‘I Have Seen You Naked’

Former “Today” show co-anchor Matt Lauer joked repeatedly about seeing Sandra Bullock naked in a newly resurfaced 2009 interview.

Bullock appeared on the “Today” show to promote her film “The Proposal,” and Lauer does not waste any time addressing the star’s nude scene.

“The major thing that’s changed since I’ve seen you last: I have seen you naked,” Lauer told Bullock.

Bullock laughed and shot back, “And I’m so sorry about that. Were you able to sleep afterwards?”

Lauer, who was all smiles, replied that the nude image of Bullock was now his computer’s screensaver. (Read more from “Matt Lauer to Sandra Bullock in 2009 Interview: ‘I Have Seen You Naked'” HERE)

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Hyped Mueller Charges Show… Gen. Flynn Acted in U.S. Interests

On Friday, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI about conversations he had with the former Russian ambassador to the U.S., which occurred after Donald Trump was elected president.

Prosecutors say Flynn was not forthcoming about two discussions he had with the Russian ambassador. The first involved sanctions on Russia, while the second was about an anti-Israel resolution that the Obama administration abstained from.

There’s a lot of hysteria from the left-wing legacy media figures and former Obama officials surrounding these latest charges. But, in the end, Flynn conducted himself as any incoming national security adviser would, and he acted within U.S. national interests in doing so. Here’s what the charges actually amount to …

Contacting foreign governments during the transition is not illegal or unusual

Both Flynn and the prosecution has stated that the events in question occurred in December 2016, after Donald Trump’s election and during the transition period.

It’s unclear why Flynn allegedly misled the FBI here, but it makes sense that the incoming president wanted to open up a dialogue with Russia prior to his first day in office. There is nothing criminal about this action, and in fact, it’s common precedent for an incoming administration to want to engage a great power on the issues. Flynn is reportedly going to testify that he was ordered to reached out to the Russians to see if there was the potential to partner against the ISIS terror group.

Beginning your foreign policy agenda on day one in the Oval Office is a bad idea. There’s a reason why the post-election stage is called the “lame duck” period for an outgoing president. Once elected, the incoming president drives the domestic and foreign policy agenda items that will come up during their tenure.

Flynn should be applauded for trying to save Israel from Obama and the U.N. goons

The second series of charges listed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is centered around an anti-Israel United Nations resolution that the Obama administration let pass through by abstaining from the vote. The resolution condemned Israel and declared that ancient Jewish land and other contested areas belonged to the Palestinians.

According to the charges, Flynn contacted the Russians to see if they would be willing to vote against the resolution. The New York Times reports that Team Trump got involved after the Israelis called and asked for help on the matter.

Flynn’s actions on this front are not scandalous. In fact, he should be praised for trying to save our greatest ally in the Middle East from Obama and the United Nations’ bullying. Unfortunately, the Russians ultimately decided not to vote against the resolution.

There’s still ZERO evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

As CRTV White House correspondent Jon Miller explains, the latest charges are entirely based on events that occurred during the transition period.

Hysterical screeds from prominent members of the Left continue to accuse the president of colluding with the Russian government to win the election. But now, almost one full year into the Trump presidency, not a single piece of evidence has surfaced to show that any such collusion ever occurred.

Speculation that Flynn “flipped” is mere opinion, not fact

To rationalize the fact that the charges against Gen. Flynn are very much inconsequential to what Mueller is supposed to be investigating, many on the Left have become convinced that prosecutors are on the precipice of taking down the president — because Flynn has “flipped” to Mueller’s side.

This analysis is based on blind speculation, not fact. It’s possible that, quite simply, Mueller does not have much to work with in his crusade against the administration.

In the end, the “bombshell” here is that Michael Flynn misled the FBI regarding actions he took that were not only entirely legal, but also as part of an effort to advance American interests. (For more from the author of “Hyped Mueller Charges Show… Gen. Flynn Acted in U.S. Interests” please click HERE)

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So, What About Joe Scarborough’s Dead Intern…

Shortly after NBC unleashed news of its firing of “The Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer, President Trump ripped into the left-leaning network and even called for MSNBC to fire Joe Scarborough based on an “unsolved mystery” surrounding the death of Scarborough’s intern in 2001.

Trump tweeted Wednesday morning: “So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of [MSNBC President] Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the ‘unsolved mystery’ that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!”

The president also urged the news media to “Check out Andy Lack’s past!” Lack, 70, is the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.

On July 20, 2001, Scarborough was a Republican congressman who represented Florida when his 28-year-old intern, Lori Klausutis, turned up dead in his office . . .

According to the medical examiner, Klausutis, who had an abnormal heart rhythm, lost consciousness and fell in Scarborough’s office. She reportedly hit her head on a desk, which caused her death, the medical examiner said. Authorities said Klausutis had told people she wasn’t feeling well the day before she died. (Read more from “So, What About Joe Scarborough’s Dead Intern…” HERE)

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These Protesters Finally Prove Trump Right – They Got Paid

Organizers with the left-leaning group Housing Works told protesters they must “risk arrest” in order to be reimbursed for airfare to Washington, D.C., according to an internal email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“We will transport, house and feed you, and deal with all legal support. Caveat: if you are far away from DC and expensive to transport, we can probably only fly you if you can risk arrest,” the internal email told supporters.

The group organized a large protest on Capitol Hill against the Republican-led Tax Reform measure in the Senate Tuesday, and will return Thursday, Dec. 5 to ensure that the measure doesn’t pass the upper chamber of Congress.

“The Rs voted and fled the room, but were snagged by reporters in the hallway, surrounded by bird-doggers, and shamed for their disgraceful votes,” the group said about the protests.

Housing Works is based out of New York City, and aims to further the health of the LGBTQ community, according to the group’s website. (Read more from “These Protesters Finally Prove Trump Right – They Got Paid” HERE)

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Documents Prove Obama Used ‘Illegal Propaganda’ on Americans

By Bob Unruh. The Obama administration admitted in newly obtained documentation that it used illegal propaganda to try to persuade the American people to adopt its views on environmental issues, according to the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch.

“The Obama EPA knowingly did an end run around federal law to push another Obama environmental power grab,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Monday.

“These documents show how these Obama-era bureaucrats seem to be more like social activists than public employees. Let’s hope President Trump does some major housecleaning at the EPA,” Fitton said.

The organization posted online hundreds of pages it obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency in a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Obama’s EPA moved to grab authority over waters nationwide with its Waters of the U.S. rule. The regulation essentially granted the Washington bureaucracy authority to monitor, control and protect just about any accumulation of water, including temporary rivulets from rain storms. (Read more from “Obama Used ‘Illegal Propaganda’ on Americans” HERE)

Federal Records Prove Illegal Use of Social Media by Obama Administration

By Judicial Watch Press Room. Judicial Watch obtained 900-pages of documents from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which reveal the agency’s use of the mass-sharing Thunderclap social media platform to covertly promote its policies in violation of federal law.

The documents show that EPA staffers, via the Thunderclap platform, recruited outside groups to lobby in support of the Clean Water Rule or “Waters of the United States.” Thunderclap shares member messages across multiple Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts simultaneously.

Federal law prohibits agencies from engaging in propaganda, which is defined as covert activity intended to influence the American public. Federal law also prohibits agencies from using federal resources to conduct grassroots lobbying to prod the American public to call on Congress to act on pending legislation.

The EPA’s Director of Web Communications Jessica Orquina, in a September 10, 2014, email, wrote to Karen Wirth, an EPA team leader in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, urging the covert use of the Thunderclap technology. “I don’t want it to look like EPA used our own social media accounts to reach our support goal,” Orquina wrote to Wirth.

The Clean Water Rule, now in the process of being repealed by the Trump administration, was a significant and legally controversial increase in federal authority over streams and other small bodies of water. (See more from this presser on how Obama used propaganda illegally HERE)

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Be Released in 20 States

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in 20 US states and Washington D.C – what are the implications of this mass experiment?

In early November the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of mosquitoes which have been genetically engineered to carry a common bacterium designed to kill mosquitoes that carry dangerous viruses. The news was reported in Nature, and later confirmed to Gizmodo by MosquitoMate, the company behind the GE mosquitoes, and the EPA. The EPA said they officially registered MosquitoMate’s Asian Tiger mosquito with a five-year license to sell their lab mosquitoes in 20 states across the nation.

Nature reported:

On 3 November, the agency told biotechnology start-up MosquitoMate that it could release the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis into the environment as a tool against the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). Lab-reared mosquitoes will deliver the bacterium to wild mosquito populations.

The decision — which the EPA has not formally announced — allows the company, which is based in Lexington, Kentucky, to release the bacteria-infected mosquitoes in 20 US states and Washington DC.

The goal is to have MosquitoMate release the Wolbachia-infected A. albopictus male mosquitoes into the wild to mate with wild females in the hopes that the fertilized eggs do not hatch due to faulty paternal chromosomes. As with all mosquitoes, the laboratory grown male mosquitoes do not bite. MosquitoMate believes that over time the infected males will help shrink the population of A. albopictus mosquitoes.

Stephen Dobson, an entomologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and founder of MosquitoMate, told Nature that other species of mosquito and other insects are not harmed by the release of the lab mosquitoes. Dobson also stated that MosquitoMate plans to begin selling the mosquitoes locally in Lexington, Kentucky and then from there expand to nearby cities.

The EPA’s decision came after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes designed to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The FDA’s approval was in relation to a field test of genetically modified mosquitoes engineered by the British biotechnology company Oxitec.

Oxitec is the same company involved in a controversial vote in the Florida Keys during the 2016 Election. In that vote, residents of the Key Haven voted against the release of the mosquitoes in their community. However, shortly after, the trials were approved for a different location in the Keys. Despite the approval, opposition to the controversial project has not ceased. In late November 2016, Health News Florida reported that a coalition of groups, including the Center for Food Safety and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition, have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Earlier this year the Houston Chronicle reported that Oxitec is working on a deal with Harris County officials to release GE mosquitoes in the Houston area. Oxitec is attempting to sway Houston officials by stating that their product has a nearly 100% success rate. Gizmodo reported:

The company claims that trials in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands have reduced mosquito populations by 90%, calling the success “an unprecedented level” of human control over nature. (The World Health Organization, for it’s [sic]part, has stated that while the technology “has demonstrated the ability to reduce the [mosquito] populations in small-scale field trials” there is still “an absence of data on epidemiological impact.”)

Interestingly, in October 2017, the FDA made another announcement which clarifies that “mosquito-related products intended to function as pesticides” are not “drugs” under the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act, and “will be regulated by the EPA under the Federal Insecticide Act.” This decision led to the November announce from the EPA and now sets the stage for future experiments with genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Will the first site of genetically engineered mosquitoes be in Houston, the Florida Keys, or one of the newly approved 20 states? Time will tell. For now, it is important to express your thoughts and concerns to local officials. If this is happening in your area and you have concerns, do not sit around doing nothing, or only complain online. Take some type of action. Educate your neighbors and hold your public officials accountable. (For more from the author of “Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Be Released in 20 States” please click HERE)

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