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13 March 2019 - Dinner News

Venezuela in the Atlas Shrug:

These poor bastards, Venezuelan citizens of the socialist revolution, are forced to collect sewage runoff for drinking water!

Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 12, 2019

These same suffering people are eating from garbage trucks. US to withdrawal all remaining personnel from Venezuela embassy this week (Venezuela live thread) SOS ^

Posted on 3/11/2019, 9:03:29 PM by janetjanet998

The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from @usembassyve this week. This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.

Venezuela blackout is reduced:

Venezuela ordered American diplomats on Tuesday to leave within 72 hours after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage” that plunged the South American country into its worst blackout on record.

The blackout was likely caused by a technical problem with transmission lines linking the Guri hydroelectric plant in southeastern Venezuela to the national power grid, experts told Reuters. Power returned to many parts of the country on Tuesday, including some areas that had not had electricity since last Thursday, according to witnesses and social media.But power was still out in parts of the capital of Caracas and the western region near the border with Colombia.

Julio Castro, of nongovernmental organisation Doctors for Health, said on Twitter on Monday night that 24 people had died in public hospitals since the start of the blackout. He has said that the blackout likely aggravated existing medical conditions but does not directly attribute any deaths to the outages.

Juan Guaido told those on the far left, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, that the root of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is directly tied to socialism.

Guaido invited Socialist mouthpiece Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to travel to Venezuela and see the fruits of Socialism.

“So if you want to talk about the economy, we’re seeing 53 percent rates, 1,000 percent in inflation, lack of basic products, medication and food. If we look at the day-to-day suffering of the Venezuelan people that’s not about numbers it’s about human beings. It’s about lives, people who are suffering right now who see their lives in danger and who cannot provide for themselves as human beings to sustain a society and the world. So regarding the crisis going on in Venezuela, I invite everyone to see what’s going on in Venezuela.”

The FBN interview took place after 5 full days of electricity blackouts. Ilhan Omar says Trump is not human:

Fox News: Do you think that President Obama is the same as President Trump?

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Absolutely not! That is silly to even think and equate the two. One is human. The other is really not. 

“One is human. The other is really not”

Democrat Ilhan Omar has now moved on from anti-Semitism, to dehumanizing language akin to what is heard in radical mosques across the world.

Radical islamists use this kind of language to dehumanize their enemies, be they Jews, homosexuals, or infidels of any of myriad flavors.

Ilhan is in like company when calling Americans “Not Human”

We could go on, but you get the picture.

Then she did it again:

Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-MN) attacked Trump’s humanity again!

This budget isn’t humane. He is not humane.
For many children, school lunch is the only meal they eat all day. Trump’s budget would cut $1.7 billion from child nutrition and eliminate food assistance for millions—literally taking food out of kids’ mouths. This is not humane. This budget isn’t humane. He is not humane. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 12, 2019 Vote on the National Emergency at the border Thursday:

Trump Tweets:

·3hRepublican Senators are overthinking tomorrow’s vote on National Emergency. It is very simply Border Security/No Crime - Should not be thought of any other way. We have a MAJOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY at our Border and the People of our Country know it very well!

·3hDemocrats will have a unanimous vote on a 20% issue in opposing Republican Senators tomorrow. The Dems are for Open Borders and Crime! Nothing suspicious about this?  Vast profits hidden in a Non-profit?:

Southern Poverty Law Center Surpasses Half Billion in Assets; $121 Million Now Offshore

Reports $518 million in total assets despite $21 million fall in donations

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its "hate group" designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according to the group's most recent financial statements.

The SPLC, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., has not publicly posted its most recent financial statements on its website. However, the organization applied for renewal in the state of California days ago and submitted a number of documents pertaining to its financial standing including its most recent audited statement and tax forms for calendar year 2018, which covers Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.

According to the filings submitted to California's Office of Attorney General, the group reported total assets of $518 million from November 2017 to the Oct. 31, 2018, an increase of $41 million from the $477 million in total assets it reported on its previous year's tax forms.

Despite the fall in revenue, the SPLC's vast investment portfolio expanded in 2018, which included a drastic increase in the amount of money it has parked overseas. By the end of 2018, its non-U.S. equity funds rose to $121 million, an uptick of nearly $30 million from the $ 92 million it had parked in offshore investments throughout 2017.

Last year, the Daily Caller reported the SPLC partnered with tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter to help the companies determine who are "hate groups." PayPal had also partnered with the SPLC to help determine who should be "blacklisted" from their company.

Dozens of organizations contemplated suing the SPLC over its hate group designations after the SPLC had entered into a $3 million settlement with Maajid Nawaz, a Muslim reformer, after including him in its 2016 "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists."

Additionally, a lawsuit was later filed against the SPLC alleging that the nonprofit runs an "illegal racket to silence political opponents." Trump Tweets:

On the Coup:

The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine. Hopefully, justice will finally be served. Much more to come!

All part of the Witch Hunt Hoax. Started by little Eric Schneiderman & Cuomo. So many leaving New York!:The NY Attorney General called President Trump an “illegitimate president.” She has proven to have a vendetta against @realDonaldTrump & is using her position of power to baselessly smear the President & the work he’s done for the American people. (link:…

I agree with Rand Paul. This is a total disgrace and should NEVER happen to another President!Rand Paul: This deserves more attention! FBI Mistress, Lisa Page, confirmed to House Judiciary, there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy and it's the fake Russian investigation! She admits there was almost no evidence on collusion, yet they continued with WITCH HUNT! (link:…

·43m“Double Standard - Former FBI lawyer (Lisa Page) admits being told to go easy on Clinton.” Very unfair! @FoxNews

·31m“The Lisa Page (FBI) transcript also confirms earlier reporting that Page testified Russian Collusion was still unproven when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.” Catherine Herridge, @FoxNews In other words they appointed someone when there was (and is) no crime. Bad!

·12hWhy did @AdamSchiff fail to disclose that he met with Glenn Simpson (whose Dossier oppo research was funded by the Clinton campaign) in Aspen?

·11hWhy did @AdamSchiff say that his talks with Michael Cohen were limited to inviting him and allaying any concerns about threats to his family—but NOT mention the 14 hours his staff spent prepping Cohen BEFORE the hearing?

·13hWhy did @AdamSchiff try to block Congress from learning that the Clinton campaign paid for the Dossier?

·1hSo many records being set with respect to our Economy. Unemployment numbers among BEST EVER. A beautiful thing to watch!

I suspect there will probably be a pardon, but not right now:

Posted on 3/13/2019, 9:35:22 AM by rdl6989

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 81 months in prison in connection with his guilty plea related to foreign lobbying and witness tampering, a term he will serve including the 47-month sentence handed down in a separate case in Virginia last week.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

Judicial Watch gets permission from court depose Obama and Clinton linked Aides etc.

Judicial Watch announced today a schedule of depositions of senior Obama-era State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides who have been ordered by the court to provide answers under oath to Judicial Watch’s questions about the Benghazi and Clinton email scandals.

In January 2019, United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered senior officials — including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap – to respond under oath. Web traffic is spiking heavily in Western Europe, Facebook and Instagram go down around the world

This is not a normal day at the office.

An immense spike in traffic today.

The massively popular social network started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Instagram around the world. 

Some users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp reported having issues sending photos on the popular messaging app.

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown quickly becoming the top trending topic in the United States., which monitors websites, showed the company experiencing issues across a large portion of the U.S. and Europe in addition to reported problems in parts of South America, Asia and Australia. 

Grounding of the Boeing 737

President Trump says he is grounding all U.S. flights on Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes 'effective immediately' in an emergency order of prohibition. 

Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land, and then the planes will be grounded until further notice, he said in a surprise announcement on Wednesday afternoon. 

Trump made the decision following conversations with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Federal Aviation Administration he said, after 'new information' and 'physical evidence' emerged on tragic incidents involving the planes.

'They are all in agreement with the action,' Trump announced. 'Planes that are in the air will be grounded, if they're the 737 Max, will be grounded upon landing at the destination.' 

An Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killed all 157 people on board the aircraft. A Lion Air flight on a 737 Max 8 crashed in October in route from Indonesia, taking the lives of its 189 passengers and its crew. Trump Tweet:

Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are........needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!

Curious coincidence in another tweet:  

Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers. Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I! Canadian Mint caught in counterfeit gold situation:

At Joy Creations, goldsmith Barnard said his concern wasn't with goldsmiths being duped.

Both he and Tang worry the bogus gold could be widely distributed and difficult to find, since most buyers are investors and leave the metal in the mint's blister-packed cases.

"Who's going to run around and open their packages, which are sealed by the mint?" asked Barnard.

It's a concern echoed by Rentz: "It's a serious problem. If the trust disappears, it could be seize up the market, at least temporarily." Canada is dumping gold.  How odd…

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