San Francisco Begins Registering Illegal Aliens To Vote

Soros Funds Clinton and MB Obama Movement To Stop Kavanaugh

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer Risks

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The FDA issued a voluntary recall of a number of drugs that are used to help control blood pressure. The drugs contain an active ingredient called valsartan, which contains an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), that’s now been linked to cancer. NDMA is considered a “probable carcinogen.”

Not all NDMA products are being pulled from shelves, however, it seems the determining factor is the amount of NDMA contained

via prepforthat FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer Risks

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Minister Edna Molewa establishes lion bone export quota for 2018

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In accordance with advice provided by the Scientific Authority, the Department of Environmental  Affairs has determined the 2018 lion bone export quota [now up to 1,500 skeletons from 800 in 2017 – questions still remain on how the 2017 lion bone trade quota was set, let alone the new one – are these quotas set, purely for commercial animal exploitation ‘needs’ with no real science?].

The approved quota of 1500 skeletons (with or without the head) is effective from 7 June 2018.

The determination has been communicated to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat in line with a 2015 decision taken at the 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES.

The decision reads: “annual export quotas for trade in bones, bone pieces, bone products, claws…

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Democrat Activist Calls for Hillary Clinton to ‘Take Over ‘ Presidency in Wake of Trump-Putin Summit ~ July 16, 2018

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Editors Note: What will the Democratic Party do now that the cat is out of the bag? Please read this signs of desperation in the American political scene, know that the real truth is coming, and…

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Democrats are growing increasingly hysterical over President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Some protested outside the White House Monday night when Trump returned, while others, like Scott Dworkin, called for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office and for defeated 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to “take over”.

President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation | July 16, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Dworkin describes himself on Twitter, “Co-Founder @TheDemCoalition. #DworkinReport podcast host. #AMJoy on MSNBC Contributor. Proud member of #TheResistance. Helped uncover #TrumpRussia scandal.”

The Democratic Coalition’s

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Trump and Putin Collude for World Peace

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World Peace is Happening!

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Twitter     Presidential Tweets

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Jul 16, 2018 05:53:47 PM – Will be interviewed on @seanhannity tonight at 9pmE and @TuckerCarlson tomorrow night at 8pmE. Enjoy!

Jul 16, 2018 03:34:07 PM – A productive dialogue is not only good for the United States and good for Russia, but it is good for the world. #HELSINKI2018 https://t.co/Q2Y1PhM9au

Productive dialogueJul 16, 2018 03:29:54 PM – I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. #HELSINKI2018 https://t.co/XdlrJWLPIh

Political risk Putin TrumpJul 16, 2018 02:40:23 PM – As I said today and many times before, “I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.” However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we cannot exclusively focus on the past – as the world’s two largest nuclear powers, we must get along! #HELSINKI2018

DJT trip to FinlandTT from Finland.

Trump, Putin speak at joint press…

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Street artist Sabo goes after Sacha Baron Cohen in “Stolen Valor” billboard

One Grand Gallery Puts Trump Image With A Knife To His Throat – UPDATE! Gallery removed the image

RNC TRIPLED NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS TO 15,000 THROUGH Republican Leadership Initiative Fellows

The remarkable Canis lupus (Gray wolf) …

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

…Designed by Mother Nature herself.

A wolf walks over to a vacated white-tailed deer bed and gently blows on it. This causes all the particles to flow up into his/hers highly tuned olfactory system (the nose). “Ah ha, says the wolf,” the deer tick’s blood is full of pus from a tooth infection. The deer tick had feasted on the white-tailed deer’s blood the night before. The deer tick’s blood now reveals a sick (unhealthy) animal. This shows how the gray wolf keeps the white-tailed deer herds healthy. This is nature’s design, original, and most certainly not man made. There’s-no-big-bad-wolf-here…only politicians with agendas…

Politicians are working to delist wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan listen to WXRP by Ken Krall and Rachel Tilseth on the House Bill.

Photo of wolf belongs to owner. Graphic design by WODCW

Let’s save the Gray wolf because he/she saves us (human-kind) in the end…

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Robert Mueller to grant immunity to five people in Paul Manafort trial

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  It is now being reported here that Robert Mueller is asking the judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial to grant immunity to five people in return for their testimony. Here is more:

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to give immunity to five people who may testify at the bank-fraud trial starting next week against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.

 Mueller didn’t identify the witnesses, who haven’t been charged. The five would invoke their constitutional right against self-incrimination and remain silent unless Judge T.S. Ellis III grants them immunity, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify, according to the filing.

  That is all we know right now but things do not look very good for Paul Manafort. Of course it should be remembered that the…

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Senator from Wyoming has introduced a proposal that would give states more authority over the Endangered Species Act

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

This article originally appeared in EcoWatch. Senator Barrasso has introduced a proposal that would give states more authority over the Endangered Species Act. Several conservation groups say it would also undermine efforts to save endangered species like manatees (pictured) from extinction.

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Senator John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, released draft legislation Monday to significantly overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The following video is from Now This Politics on Facebook. ENDANGERED SPECIES: The Senate is considering a ‘sweeping attack’ on the Endangered Species Act, environmental groups say. The bill’s author, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), is holding a hearing now. The legislation would empower…

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Identifying Poison Ivy and Poison Oak (and Natural Remedies for When It’s Too Late)

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Jonathon Engels
The green of summer feels great. All the plants are in full go, and fresh veggies are coming out of the garden. Berries are stocked at the you-pick-‘em farms, and butterflies and bees are flittering. It might be a little hot, but it seems like all the world is right. Then, on a hike like any other, a leg brushes up against some poison ivy, and things go askew.

Poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac can quickly dampen a flying spirit and cause a month of the summer to be mixed up in skin irritations and lotions. Getting a rash from any of these plants, which have a common offending component called urushiol, leads to itching so intensely that it feels painful. Urushiol can even reach our skin via airborne specks.

The best way to avoid getting the itch is to give the plants a wide berth, and the only way for us to do that is knowing what they look like.
Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can sometimes be a nightmare to identify because it is a bit of a shapeshifter. It can be a vine, or it can be a bush. It can have green leaves, or reddish and yellowish leaves. The leaves can have widely varying edges as well, sometimes smooth and other times jagged.

However, what all poison ivy plants have in common is that their leaves come in groups of three, and those three leaves will all come to a point at the end, as opposed to being rounded or lobed. Additionally, the changes in leaf color tend to be seasonal, with reds and oranges being in springtime, green being in summer, and back to reds and oranges in the fall.

Because many plants have leaves of three, other characteristics to help identify poison ivy is that mature vines appear hairy due to aerial roots (Note: While the leaves drop in winter, the vines can still give us a rash) and, in the fall, distinct white berries form on the plants. As far as the leaves, the middle leaf of the trio has a noticeably longer stem as well.
Poison Oak

Like poison ivy, poison oak has leaves of three, though it has been known to have groups of up to seven, and it can grow as either a vine or shrub. It gets its name because poison oak leaves resemble the leaves of young oak saplings sprouting up. In the case of poison oak, the three leaves connect to a single stem with the side leaves alternating up it rather than being directly across from one another.

Luckily, poison oak is less common than poison ivy, which grows everywhere in the US except California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Poison oak is more or less relegated the Pacific Coast or the Southeast. It, too, gets clusters of white berries (or greenish-yellowish) in the fall.
Poison Sumac

Even less common than poison oak, poison sumac is prone to boggy areas in the Southeast and occasionally the Northeast. It grows as a shrub or small tree and has between seven and thirteen leaves per stem. The stems can have a reddish appearance, and the leaves are green in the summer and turn yellow to red in the fall. Sumac, too, has clusters of green berries that turn white in autumn.
Common (and Harmless) Lookalikes

Some plants are commonly mistaken for poison ivy or oak, so it’s good to be familiar with them as well. Virginia creeper looks just like poison ivy and is often in the same location, but it has leaf groups of five. Wild raspberry and blackberry vines can look almost identical to poison ivy, but they’ll have thorns to distinguish them. Neither poison ivy nor poison oak have thorns. Hog peanuts have leaves of three but are lighter in appearance than poison ivy, have ubiquitously smooth leaves, and are notably daintier. Box elder is another lookalike, and it has a much shrubbier look about it than does poison ivy. As well, box elders have opposite leaves rather than alternate.
Dealing with the Rash

Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are, sometimes accidents happen, and the urushiol gets the better of us. When that day comes, it’s nice to know that there are some natural remedies (or soothers) available to us.

A baking soda paste (three-to-one with water) relieves itching and helps to dry out the rash.
Apple cider vinegar also relieves itching and helps to pull toxins out of the skin’s pores.
An oatmeal paste (cook the oatmeal very thick and apply it while warm but not hot) can help dry the rash out.
Jewelweed, often growing near poison ivy, is a natural remedy as well. Just crush the stalk and get the juices from it, applying the juice to suspect areas of infection.

As a last comforting word, a good thing to know for those infected (or the loved ones of those infected) is that the rash is not contagious. Once the initial urushiol has been washed away, the resulting rashes can’t spread to others. The blisters do not have the chemical in them. So, in the case of having poison ivy, at least getting some hugs and comforting is still an option.

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Endangered Sea Turtle Killed by Plastic Beach Chair Shows the Impact of Our Carelessness

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Aleksandra Pajda

A photograph of a critically endangered sea turtle found dead after a tragic incident of entanglement shows with tragic clarity what are the repercussions of lack of respect for natural spaces and their inhabitants. The extremely rare animal – a Kemp’s Ridley turtle – was found during the morning turtle patrol on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string wrapped around the neck.

The heartbreaking picture of the strangled turtle washed up at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge was shared by the Fort Morgan Share the Beach group on Facebook. Share the Beach spokeswoman Debbie Harbin pointed out that barnacles were found on the chair, which means that it had been in the water for quite some time, KMOV.com reports. “How many hundreds of times do we have to ask people to pick their stuff up?” Harbin wondered. “It should just be common decency.”
“This is why we ask people to ‘Leave Only Footprints’, ‘Leave No Trace’, pick up after themselves when they leave the beach,” wrote Matt Ware, research assistant at Florida State University. “Please be responsible when visiting the beach — you are not the only one who uses it.”
The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, or the Atlantic Ridley sea turtle, is the rarest and most endangered existing species of sea turtle. The species nests only along a small stretch of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico, and the many threats that affect their population include habitat loss and degradation, wildlife trade, bycatch, climate change, and pollution. The turtle has been on the endangered species list since 1970.

“Sea turtles are important enough that we will go to whatever lengths we can to protect them,” Richard Brewer, a volunteer with Share the Beach, told WALA-TV. “It’s very heartbreaking to know that it’s something that could have been prevented.” And prevented so easily.

The death of the turtle is another painfully strong reminder that our actions have serious consequences, even if to some it may seem otherwise. Littering and leaving our things behind on beaches and in other natural spaces is not only thoughtless and selfish, but often it very literally endangers the lives of wild animals. The incredibly precious rare sea turtle was found when nothing could be done to save the animal’s life anymore – but, hopefully, the story and the pictures will not leave anyone who sees them indifferent.

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Trump says he accepts US intel’s claim that Russia meddled in election

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By Bob Fredericks

In a stunning about-face, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had “full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies” — a day after he cast doubt on their conclusion that Russia meddled in the US elections while standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin.

Speaking at the White House, he also said “I accept” the intel community’s verdict that meddling took place.

At one point during his remarks, the lights briefly dimmed.

“That must be the intelligence agencies,” Trump joked. “There it goes. OK. You guys OK? Good. That was strange.”

Trump also claimed that he misspoke during the joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki, and that he meant to say that he saw no reason why it would not be Russia that interfered in elections.

That was the opposite of his actual comment, which was: “[Putin] just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

The president said he discovered the error by reviewing a transcript and watching a video clip of his remarks.

“I actually went out and reviewed a clip of an answer that I gave and I realize that there is need for some clarification. It should have been obvious. I thought it would be obvious but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn’t,” he said.

“In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word would instead of wouldn’t. The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t or why it wouldn’t be Russia.‘ So just to repeat it, I said the word would instead of wouldn’t. Sort of a double negative. So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good.”

Trump also again insisted that Russia’s actions had no impact on the outcome of elections — and added that there “could be other people also [meddling]. There’s a lot of people out there.”

But the president did not respond when asked if he would publicly condemn the Russian strongman — and called his meeting with Putin a “tremendous success.”

And he repeated his claim that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, a question at the heart of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

“There was no collusion at all, and people have seen that and they’ve seen it strongly,” he said.

And he said the US would thwart any future efforts by Russia or anyone else to interfered in US elections.

“Unlike previous administrations, my administration will move aggressively to repeal any efforts and repel. We will stop it. We will repel it, any efforts to interfere in our elections.”

He charged that the Obama administration knew about Russian meddling but did nothing — even though the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling began in the summer of 2016.

“They decided not to do anything about it. The reason they decided [was that] Hillary Clinton was going to win the election. They didn’t think it was a big deal. When I won the election they thought it was a big a sudden they went into action so it was given that in sharp contrast to the way it should be,” he said.

Moments before Trump spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuked the president over his Helsinki comments.

“Over the last few years, the annexation of Crimea, the invasion of eastern Ukraine not to mention the indisputable evidence that they tried to impact the 2016 election” showed Russian hostility to the West, he said.

“So make no mistake about it, I would say to our friends in Europe, we understand the Russian threat and I think that is a widespread view here in the United States Senate among members of both parties.”

But House Republicans earlier used a party-line vote to block a Democratic measure aimed at condemning Trump’s stunning comments about Russia — the first vote testing how Congress would react to Trump’s remarks.

By 230-183, the House rejected a Democratic measure endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s remarks criticizing Russia.

The Wisconsin Republican said “there is no question” that Russia interfered in the elections and that there is “no moral equivalence” between the two countries.

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Putin’s Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

 

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Putin’s Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners
In a press conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki. – Monday, July 16, 2018
5-6 minutes

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a novel idea to advance the Russia investigation during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to his country, Putin said, if Russian investigators were allowed to go the United States to dig into alleged tax evasion by American-born financier Bill Browder and his associates.

“Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 billion dollars in Russia,” Putin said through a translator. “They never paid any taxes.”

Putin continued.

“They sent a huge amount of money, over 400 million, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton,” he said. “Well, that’s their personal case. It might have been legal, the contribution itself, but the way the money was earned was illegal.”

Did Browder’s associates send $400 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign?

No. We found $17,700 donated to Clinton and another $297,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

A little background

The Russians say that Browder and his partners at Ziff Brothers Investments, a New York venture capital firm, illegally syphoned billions of rubles out of the country. To add salt to the wound, Browder had led the charge to pass the 2012 Magnitsky Act, a law that penalizes Russian officials suspected of sanctioning the death of Browder’s lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian prison.

The Ziff brothers came up during the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and others, and Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign. According to transcripts from Senate Judiciary Committee interviews, Veselnitskaya’s materials described the Ziffs as Democratic donors, although Trump’s son said they gave both to Democrats and Republicans.

Follow the money

We reached out to the Russian Embassy and the Russian consulate in Washington to get details on the $400 million donation and had not heard back in time for our deadline.

Given that Veselnitskaya tied Browder and the Ziff brothers together, we researched their political donations.

Browder became a British citizen and can’t legally contribute to U.S. candidates. Ziff Brothers Investments through its executives can give freely, and they have.

Before we get into their political contributions, we also wondered if Putin could have been talking about money that went to the Clinton Foundation. In past years, Browder and Ziff Brothers Investments had given to the Clinton Global Initiative, a project of the Clinton Foundation, but the total was not more than $110,000, records show.

In the 2016 election cycle, Ziff Brothers Investments gave $1.7 million. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, nearly two-thirds, or about $1.1 million, went to Democratic committees, and the rest to Republicans.

The center listed the firm’s top recipients:

Recipient

Amount

DNC Services Corp

$296,966

Senate Majority PAC

$250,000

Defending Main Street

$200,000

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte

$40,000

Democratic State Central Cmte/Louisiana

$35,412

National Republican Congressional Cmte

$32,400

Democratic Party of Montana

$28,622

Democratic Executive Cmte of Florida

$27,287

Democratic Party of New Hampshire

$27,287

Democratic Party of Virginia

$27,287

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

$27,287

Georgia Federal Elections Cmte

$27,287

Federal law puts tighter limits on contributions to individual candidates. Here, the Ziffs mainly put their money into incumbents, and Republicans did better by a margin of about $145,000 to $46,000. Clinton’s campaign received $17,700.

Unless Putin had other Browder associates in mind, his figure of $400 million going to the Clinton campaign is a massive exaggeration. Between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the Ziffs gave about $315,000.

The Clinton campaign raised $563 million overall, so Putin’s sum would account for nearly three-fourths of all donations. (PACs affiliated with Clinton’s campaign raised an additional $231 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.)

Our ruling

Putin said associates of Bill Browder gave $400 million to the Clinton campaign. The associates appear to be the Ziff brothers. According to public data, Ziff Brothers Investments gave about $315,000 to Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

Overall, the firm gave about $1.1 million to Democratic committees around the country.

The exaggeration is so great, we rate this claim Pants on Fire.

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